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dc.contributor.authorLester, Amanda Leaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:34:32Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:34:32Z
dc.date.issued2008-04-18en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-04282008-133833en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/32010
dc.description.abstractThere is significant historical research on coal, education, religion, churches, and cultural values of the Tazewell County. However, there is no research weaving all of these elements together to tell a story of the county and its political development. This research project is a qualitative study in which I wish to reveal the story of the culture, specifically the political culture, of Tazewell County. I would like to examine objectively whether or not the mining industry has had an effect on the cultural aspects of the county. I want to ask: Is there evidence that the coal industry has shaped the political culture of Tazewell County and, if so, through what mechanisms did it exert this influence? Research will include the examination of mechanisms by which a political culture is created in single-dominant industry communities, such as Tazewell County Virginia. Research will include elements of political socialization such as peer groups, coal camps, church groups, family and community. The research will specifically focus on religion and education and how they have or have not defined the political culture of the area.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartFINALTHESISpart1.pdfen_US
dc.relation.haspartFINALTHESISPartII.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectcoalen_US
dc.subjectreligionen_US
dc.subjectpolitical socializationen_US
dc.subjecteducationen_US
dc.subjectmining industryen_US
dc.titleTazewell Countyâ s Mining Industry and itâ s relationship to the Religious, Educational and Political Culture.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentPolitical Scienceen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Artsen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePolitical Scienceen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairRich, Richard C.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberAtkins, Burtonen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberPuckett, Anita M.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-04282008-133833/en_US
dc.date.sdate2008-04-28en_US
dc.date.rdate2008-05-09
dc.date.adate2008-05-09en_US


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