The 'Mooring' of Rural Canada: Youth Volunteerism in Fragile Communities

dc.contributor.advisorLeach, Belinda
dc.contributor.authorEisenbach, Kristina E
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-06T18:51:13Z
dc.date.available2015-05-06T18:51:13Z
dc.date.copyright2015-05
dc.date.created2015-05-04
dc.date.issued2015-05-06
dc.degree.departmentDepartment of Sociology and Anthropologyen_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
dc.degree.programmeSociologyen_US
dc.description.abstractOver the past several decades, rural Canada has found itself in the throes of a demographic crisis, having lost significant portions of its young population to urbanized centres. Rural population loss affects not only the life-trajectories of youth migrants themselves, but also the vitality of communities that harbour them. Sadly, research examining rural populations in Canada has tended to focus on economic disadvantage as the prime motivator for youth migration. Little attention has been granted to local social and relational processes which undoubtedly have had great effect on youths' perceptions of their hometowns, and their sentiments regarding migration. This research is intended to draw attention to the ways that rural youth may be socially engaged, fostered and ultimately retained within their home communities, and will illustrate the ways in which community involvement, through the forums of 4-H and Junior Farmers clubs, may serve to ‘moor’ young people in rural areas.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10214/8831
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
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dc.subjectruralen_US
dc.subjectyouthen_US
dc.subjectcivic engagementen_US
dc.subjectvolunteeringen_US
dc.subjectsocial capitalen_US
dc.subject4-H Ontarioen_US
dc.subjectJunior Farmers' Association of Ontarioen_US
dc.titleThe 'Mooring' of Rural Canada: Youth Volunteerism in Fragile Communitiesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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