Southern Appalachia: analytical models, social services, and native support systems.

@article{Keefe1986SouthernAA,
  title={Southern Appalachia: analytical models, social services, and native support systems.},
  author={S E Keefe},
  journal={American journal of community psychology},
  year={1986},
  volume={14 5},
  pages={479-98}
}
  • S E Keefe
  • Published 1986 in American journal of community psychology
It is argued that the analysis of social services in southern Appalachia benefits more from a model based on ethnicity than on more commonly used models based on lower socioeconomic status or rural residence. A theoretical model of ethnicity is generated which covers structural, cultural, and symbolic aspects. Results of an exploratory study of ethnic differences between Appalachians and non-Appalachians in a mountainous North Carolina county are presented which lend validity to the ethnicity… CONTINUE READING

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