Making and Breaking Big Rural: Science and Technology Construct the Coalfield

dc.contributor.authorCook Marshall, Crystal A.en
dc.contributor.committeechairCollier, James H.en
dc.contributor.committeememberSchmid, Sonjaen
dc.contributor.committeememberSatterwhite, Emily M.en
dc.contributor.committeememberBreslau, Danielen
dc.contributor.departmentScience and Technology Studiesen
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-26T09:00:16Zen
dc.date.available2018-01-26T09:00:16Zen
dc.date.issued2018-01-25en
dc.description.abstractMaking and Breaking Big Rural: Science and Technology Construct the Coalfield examines science and technology research and its role in constructing a rural industrial space such as the Pocahontas Coalfield in Southern West Virginia/Southwest Virginia. It examines the ramifications of this single sector rural space, and of automation and coalfield technology, on its inhabitants, especially on their capacity for democratic practice. In a call for science and research for public benefit, it proposes how scientific and technological research ought to engage with the people and the environment in this rural industrial space, and in the rural space more generally. Using a case study of the Pocahontas Coalfield as a springboard, a draft of a National Rural Strategy for the United States also is proposed.en
dc.description.degreePh. D.en
dc.format.mediumETDen
dc.identifier.othervt_gsexam:14257en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/81936en
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectruralen
dc.subjectTechnologyen
dc.subjectcoalfielden
dc.subjectAppalachiaen
dc.subjectpolicyen
dc.titleMaking and Breaking Big Rural: Science and Technology Construct the Coalfielden
dc.typeDissertationen
thesis.degree.disciplineScience and Technology Studiesen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en
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