Rights and Claims: Culture and Communication in Appalachia

@inproceedings{West2019RightsAC,
  title={Rights and Claims: Culture and Communication in Appalachia},
  author={E. West},
  year={2019}
}
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

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