Minding Our Own Business: Local Retail Establishments and the Future of Southern Civic Community

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  • Source:
    Social Forces, v83 n4 p1309-1328 Jun 2005. 20 pp.
  • Accession Number:
    http://uncpress.unc.edu
  • Language:
    English
  • Publication Type:
    Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
  • Additional Information
    • Author(s):
    • Availability:
      University of North Carolina Press, 116 South Boundary Street, P.O. Box 2288, Chapel Hill, NC 27515-2288. Tel: 919-966-3561; Fax: 919-966-3829.
    • Peer Reviewed:
      Y
    • ISSN:
      0037-7732
    • Subject Terms:
    • Abstract:
      The civic community perspective focuses on local social and economic institutions that buffer communities from external, often global forces. Important community organizations such as locally oriented business establishments, civic organizations, associations, and churches are emphasized. These critical entities are posited to benefit a community through an enhanced quality of life, more civic engagement by the citizenry, and a strong capacity for local problem-solving. This address argues specifically for the beneficial consequences of locally oriented retail businesses (single-establishment enterprises and local chains). The relative presence of these local firms is shown to be associated in a positive way with small manufacturing establishments, associations, public gathering places ("third places"), social capital, and voter turnout. Negative correlations are presented for the relationships between locally oriented retail businesses and rates of poverty, infant mortality, and crime. Throughout the presentation, concern is expressed that the South lags behind other U.S. regions in employment and wages derived from these locally oriented firms.
    • Abstract:
      Author
    • Number of References:
      27
    • Physical Description:
      20
    • Journal Code:
      APR2018
    • Publication Date:
      2005
    • Accession Number:
      EJ699083
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      TOLBERT, C. M., II. Minding Our Own Business: Local Retail Establishments and the Future of Southern Civic Community. Social Forces, [s. l.], v. 83, n. 4, p. 1309–1328, 2005. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 16 jul. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Tolbert CM II. Minding Our Own Business: Local Retail Establishments and the Future of Southern Civic Community. Social Forces. 2005;83(4):1309-1328. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ699083&custid=s8280428. Accessed July 16, 2019.
    • APA:
      Tolbert, C. M., II. (2005). Minding Our Own Business: Local Retail Establishments and the Future of Southern Civic Community. Social Forces, 83(4), 1309–1328. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ699083&custid=s8280428
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Tolbert, Charles M., II. 2005. “Minding Our Own Business: Local Retail Establishments and the Future of Southern Civic Community.” Social Forces 83 (4): 1309–28. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ699083&custid=s8280428.
    • Harvard:
      Tolbert, C. M., II (2005) ‘Minding Our Own Business: Local Retail Establishments and the Future of Southern Civic Community’, Social Forces, 83(4), pp. 1309–1328. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ699083&custid=s8280428 (Accessed: 16 July 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Tolbert, CM, II 2005, ‘Minding Our Own Business: Local Retail Establishments and the Future of Southern Civic Community’, Social Forces, vol. 83, no. 4, pp. 1309–1328, viewed 16 July 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Tolbert, Charles M., II. “Minding Our Own Business: Local Retail Establishments and the Future of Southern Civic Community.” Social Forces, vol. 83, no. 4, June 2005, pp. 1309–1328. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ699083&custid=s8280428.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Tolbert, Charles M., II. “Minding Our Own Business: Local Retail Establishments and the Future of Southern Civic Community.” Social Forces 83, no. 4 (June 1, 2005): 1309–28. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ699083&custid=s8280428.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Tolbert CM II. Minding Our Own Business: Local Retail Establishments and the Future of Southern Civic Community. Social Forces [Internet]. 2005 Jun 1 [cited 2019 Jul 16];83(4):1309–28. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ699083&custid=s8280428