Year of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Sociology (Rural and Environmental Change Option)
Department or School/College
Department of Sociology
Daisy Rooks, Laurie Yung
University of Montana
Rural areas in Montana are increasing in population as more and more people move to or buy second homes in these areas in search of scenic amenities and a better quality of life. Academics, policy makers, and the general public are concerned that such development pressure may have negative consequences for important habitat, ecosystems, rural communities, people’s livelihoods, and social networks. Rock Creek, Montana is a small, rural area that has seen a large increase in population in the last twenty years. Population increase and development pressure in the area has led to many debates about proper land use on both private and public land. This research offers a qualitative case study of Rock Creek that explores the relationships between class, livelihood, differing senses of place, and land use discourses.
Phillips, Carly Christine, "AS THE CREEK TRICKLES: LAND USE DEBATES IN THE ROCK CREEK DRAINAGE" (2010). Graduate Student Theses, Dissertations, & Professional Papers. 12004.
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