The Reference Collection


“The Reference Collection” at The Center for U.S. Rural Cultures Studies is an ongoing project aimed at gathering current, living examples organized into categories relevant for the Center’s work.

The compilation and organization process is currently underway. What is listed here is always already partial, curated, and edited. Relevant, vetted contributions are gratefully accepted and included.


Rural Specifics

Authoritarianism (Power-Stealing and Hoarding)

Modes of Authoritarianism: White Supremacy and White Nationalism

Authoritarian Standards: Whiteness and Toxic Masculinity

Authoritarian Tools: NRA, Militia, and Guns

Modes of Democracy (Power-Sharing)

Humans Capitalism Grows

Capitalism Eats Unprotected Democracies

The Spectacle: The 45th

Human Relations and Change

Rural Oregon and Josephine County (Joco)

The Sea Ranch/Sea Ranch


RURAL SPECIFICS

Cultural Analysis more relevant than Economic Analysis: https://www.agriculture.com/news/culture-more-than-economics-divides-rural-and-urban-america

No Signal = Rural Isolation: https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5cb4cdb2e4b098b9a2d822a8

Electoral College Favors Rural Regions: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/nov/09/us-democracy-trump-white-rural-minority-majority?CMP=share_btn_link

Yet Another Example of Economic Rural Analysis: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/aug/13/dollar-general-walmart-buhler-haven-kansas

Another Example of Economic Framing of Rural Issues: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/six-charts-illustrate-divide-rural-urban-america

Cancer Prevention and Treatment Inferior in Rural Areas: http://cebp.aacrjournals.org/content/27/11/1240.abstract

Opioid Treatment Inferior in Rural Areas: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/jrh.12141

Rural America is in a Bubble: https://www.rollcall.com/news/opinion/im-a-coastal-elite-from-the-midwest-the-real-bubble-is-rural-america

Rural Youth Culture Description: http://cultureandyouth.org/rural-culture/articles-rural-culture/rural-youth-u-s

Poor Rural Healthcare Resources=Poor Health: https://bmchealthservres.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12913-015-1053-3

Dumping Toxins on Rural America: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/mar/08/climate-changed-racism-environment-south

The Rural Purge, Wiki Version: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rural_purge

The Rural Purge, Medium Version

Rural Information Ghettos

Rural Diversity: Why we can’t Ignore These Americans: https://www.salon.com/2017/02/26/rural-america-broadens-our-economic-intellectual-cultural-diversity-we-cant-ignore-its-residents_partner

Colleges in Rural America Offer No Classes in Ag: https://www.theguardian.com/education/2019/jan/30/rural-colleges-agriculture-industry-skills?CMP=share_btn_link

The Invisible Rural Ghettos: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rural_ghetto

Conservatives Despise Rural Americans

White Rural Poverty Ignored by the Left: http://inthesetimes.com/rural-america/entry/18526/why-the-left-isnt-talking-about-rural-american-poverty

The New Rural Demographics, Much More Diversity: https://www.wsj.com/articles/rural-america-is-the-new-inner-city-1495817008

Most Rural Analysis is Urban-Centered

Rural Cultures, Values, and Immigration: https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2017/national/rural-america/?utm_term=.016b6e4d3b56

General Rural Information

All Rurals are Socially Different: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK56967

Yet another rural analysis that reduces it all down to economics: https://www.ers.usda.gov/amber-waves/2005/november/education-as-a-rural-development-strategy

Yet Another Economic Analysis of Rural America: http://prospect.org/article/new-culture-rural-america

Colleges Boost Small Town Econ (culturally marginalizing “native” rural populations) https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2017/05/rural-economies-colleges-development/525114/

AUTHORITARIANISM (POWER-STEALING & HOARDING)

“The danger is not simply that a bad person is at the helm, but that enough people are willing to go along.” HuffPost

“The president is tripling down on a very frightening politics that creates a rural-urban split, that takes honest voters in rural areas and gives them a kind of panic and fear over nonexistent threats,”

U.S. Surrounded by Authoritarian States

Evidence Supports the claim that the GOP is authoritarian

Populist Authoritarianism

Authoritarian Parenting: General Search

“Authoritarian” Voters

Vox discovers a few academics whose research awhile ago found authoritarian tendencies in some voters.

National Security Experts warn: U.S. is sliding into authoritarianism

MODES OF AUTHORITARIANISM: WHITE SUPREMACY & WHITE NATIONALISM

Price of Speaking Up in Authoritarian Cultures: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/11/the-white-women-who-flipped-the-price-of-changing-your-conservative-views

White Nationalists Infiltrating Workplaces: https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018/03/21/are-white-nationalists-infiltrating-our-workplaces-%E2%80%98secret-agents%E2%80%99

Yet Another Macho Undercover Drama, The White Nationalist Convention: https://www.thestranger.com/news/2017/10/04/25451102/we-snuck-into-seattles-super-secret-white-nationalist-convention

Yet Another Macho Undercover Drama, White Supremacist Groups: https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/09/27/opinion/alt-right-neo-nazis.html?referer=https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018/03/21/are-white-nationalists-infiltrating-our-workplaces-%E2%80%98secret-agents%E2%80%99

White Women Tormenting Black Men and Women: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/mar/08/gardening-while-black-lawsuit-marc-peeples

Racist White Women: https://www.bitchmedia.org/article/mothers-of-massive-resistance-white-supremacist-women

White Men Torturing Black Men and Women: https://www.theguardian.com/news/2019/mar/08/chicago-reparations-won-police-torture-school-curriculum

White Nationalist in the Coast Guard Plot, Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/02/christopher-hasson-coast-guard-neo-nazi-far-right

White Nationalist in the Coast Guard Plot, HuffPost: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/white-supremacist-coast-guard-terror-attack-christopher-hasson_n_5c6dddb1e4b0f40774cbd0bc?ncid=engmodushpmg00000006

White Supremacy and Nationalism in Sports: https://www.thedailybeast.com/author/corbin-smith

Alabama News Editor Calls on KKK to “Clean Up”: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/goodloe-sutton-kkk-washington_n_5c6b7ce6e4b01cea6b889c4d

U.S. White House Senior Policy Advisor, Stephen Miller, is a White Nationalist: https://www.gq.com/story/stephen-miller-is-a-white-nationalist

Portland Police & Alt-Right: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/feb/15/joey-gibson-portland-police-relationship-cooperation-text-messages

Portland Police & The Proud Boys: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jul/14/proud-boys-far-right-portland-oregon?CMP=share_btn_link

White People’s Intentional Ignorance: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/feb/16/white-fragility-racism-interview-robin-diangelo?CMP=share_btn_link

Analysis of Portland’s Alt-Right Problem: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/16/portland-proud-boys-rightwing-march-liberal-city

No Domestic Terror Unit for White Nationalists/Supremacists: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/domestic-terrorism-fbi-white-supremacy_n_5ce6e695e4b0a2f9f28ba855

“All Hate Speech Matters” Hides White Nationalists and Supremacists: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/congress-held-a-hearing-on-white-nationalism-and-left-questioning-its-existence_n_5cacd268e4b043f7925c2995?ncid=engmodushpmg00000006

U.S. Domestic Terror Unit Disbanded: https://www.thedailybeast.com/homeland-security-disbands-domestic-terror-intelligence-unit?ref=home

Yet Another Example of Police Hiding White Nationalists/Supremacists: https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5ae5d552e4b02baed1bb2050

NFL Players: They need you more than you need them, Speak UP: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/may/25/dear-black-nfl-players-protest-power

Federal Bureau of Investigation Hides White Nationalists/Supremacists: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/feb/01/sacramento-rally-fbi-kkk-domestic-terrorism-california

AUTHORITARIAN STANDARDS: WHITENESS & TOXIC MASCULINITY

MODES OF DEMOCRACY (POWER-SHARING)

Sharing Recognition is democratic: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/feb/28/excellent-overrated-good-enough-modern-quest-damaging?CMP=share_btn_link

Stripped of all his power and in the face of overwhelming power, this man tries to take his personal power back. Some find this funny. If you’ve ever had zero power while facing overwhelming power–while multiple guns are pointed at you–you might not find this so funny. You might see this differently. https://www.thedailybeast.com/police-chase-ends-in-suspect-breakdancing-at-gunpoint-video

Sometimes, leaving is the only way to take back stolen power: https://www.forbes.com/sites/lawrencehunter/2012/06/03/freedom-to-leave-may-stop-oppressive-government

New Zealand: Sharing access to human well-being is deeply democratic

General: Share Power with Young People

General: Parenting that Shares Power

Healing and Learning from Authoritarian Parenting (parenting that steals power)

One Way to Enforce Power-Sharing: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/discriminating-against-incompetent-men-leaders_n_5c7d5b26e4b0614614dd5efc

Ask The Teachers! https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/may/17/counter-far-right-extremism-germany-uk-teachers?CMP=share_btn_link

Giving the Stolen Power Back: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jan/01/defend-smacking-children-abuse-power-parents

A New Generational Compact: It’s not either/or, child or adult. It is always already both/and: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/dec/23/old-people-enemies-young-generational-compact

Community Media Shares Power: https://www.npr.org/2018/11/26/670058419/digging-deep-into-local-news-a-small-newspaper-in-rural-oregon-is-thriving

Local Rural Giving Shares Power: https://www.insidephilanthropy.com/home/2018/6/26/myths-and-opportunities-whats-happening-in-rural-philanthropy

A Living Wage Shares Power

AUTHORITARIAN (POWER-STEALING) TOOLS: NRA, MILITIA, & GUNS

Militia Terrorizes Immigrants: https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/19/us/border-militia-migrants/index.html

NRA Panicked?: https://www.thedailybeast.com/weve-fought-the-nra-for-decadesweve-never-seen-them-as-panicked-as-they-are-now?ref=home?ref=home?ref=home

NRA Pretends to be Bigger than it is (And it invokes ALL white people’s power if they don’t signal otherwise.)

Bolton’s Cozy Relationship with the NRA: https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5ab45053e4b054d118e15380

THE SPECTACLE: THE 45th

The 45th Grabs for Control of the U.S. Military

The Democracy is Stronger than the 45th: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/06/opinion/michael-cohen-trump.html

The 45th’s 2nd Amendment People: https://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2016/08/09/clinton-trump-s-second-amendment-people-remark-dangerous

The Women who Support the 45th: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/may/10/women-for-trump-michigan-supporters-grassroots-organizing?CMP=share_btn_link

HUMANS CAPITALISM GROWS

Business People Who Make Subprime Loans to Children

Americans with Years Hoarding Power and Resources: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/america-baby-boomer-old-generation_n_5c82db8de4b0ed0a00136b0c

Americans with Years who Ignore Solutions for Climate Change: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/feb/25/adults-room-climate-change-dianne-feinstein

HUMAN RELATIONS AND CHANGE

Healthy Relational Communication Necessary for Change in Rural Areas, Enabling Conditions: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877705816323359

RURAL OREGON AND JOSEPHINE COUNTY (JOCO)

Joco Clear Cutting

“Josephine County is somewhat unique in Oregon counties in being named for a woman…”

Narrative bites: Gender Justice in Rural Oregon

Northern Josephine County votes against funding law enforcement, primarily in Southern Josephine County

Reducing Josephine County’s Challenges to Econ, again

Another macho “undercover” rural story, Oregon Tale, the Medium Version

2014 Joco: No Tax Dollars, Little Law Enforcement

Our Land, the Patriot Movement, and the Bundys: https://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/this-land-is-our-land-podcast-patriot-movement-family/

Land Use: 7 Differences Between State and Public Lands (from Protect Our Public Lands): https://www.protectourpublicland.org/news-collection/2015/7/28/7-differences-between-state-lands-and-public-lands

Gender Discrimination case in Grants Pass: https://www.opb.org/news/article/appeals-court-sides-with-woman-in-gender-discrimination-case/

State vs. Federal Land Management in the West: https://www.perc.org/2015/03/03/divided-lands-state-vs-federal-management-in-the-west/


“The Reference Collection” at The Center for U.S. Rural Cultures Studies is an ongoing project aimed at gathering current, living examples in categories relevant for the Center’s work.

The compilation process is currently underway. What is listed here is always already partial, curated, and edited. Relevant, vetted contributions are gratefully accepted and included.