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Small-Town America by Robert Wuthnow

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Keep Your Doors Open

Shaping the Future

HOW ARE ORDINARY RESIDENTS OF SMALL TOWNS shaping the future of their communities? Are they encouraging their children to stay—if not in their own town, then in some other community like it? Or are contemporary residents—like previous generations—instilling aspirations in their offspring that can only be realized in cities and suburbs? Essentially the question is one of basic values. It may not be surprising that people who have chosen to spend their lives in small places make the best of it—talking about how much they enjoy their friends and neighbors, reveling in the warm greetings of passersby, showing up week after week at the same place of worship, and basking in good-spirited agreement about ...

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