Rights and Claims: Culture and Communication in Appalachia

  title={Rights and Claims: Culture and Communication in Appalachia},
  author={E. West},
The isolation created by the geographical location of Appalachian peoples has fostered self-reliance, dependence on family and kin, and distrust of outsiders often referred to as cooperative independence [1]. Because of the long history of isolation as well as outside exploitation of these peoples, they tend to be distrustful of outsiders and outside organizations [2]. Obtaining the trust of Appalachian people requires that one become a part of their culture, engaging in the community’s… Expand