The Rural Primitive in American Popular Culture: All Too Familiar (Studies in Urban-Rural Dynamics) (Paperback)

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Karen E. Hayden explores how the rural other became linked to evolutionary theories that emerged in the mid-nineteenth century. Using popular culture depictions of the rural primitive, Hayden shows that the message of rurality is clear: if society resists modernization and urbanization, degeneracy, primitivism, and an overall devolution will occur.

About the Author


Karen E. Hayden is professor in the Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice at Merrimack College.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781498547628
ISBN-10: 1498547621
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication Date: December 28th, 2022
Pages: 134
Language: English
Series: Studies in Urban-Rural Dynamics