Michael D. Schulman is a distinguished professor of sociology at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, with a dual appointment in public health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He specializes in studying the stresses of changing rural environments.
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The image of rural America portrayed in this illuminating study is one that is vibrant, regionally varied, and sometimes heroic. Communities of Work focuses on the ways in which rural people and places are affected by political, social, and economic forces far outside their control and how they sustain themselves and their communities in response.