Rural sociology, agricultural economics
At the invitation of the editor, we shall attempt to describe our perceptions as agricultural economists of what is known to us as rural sociology. We should say right off that we are complimented that this invitation has been extended to us. We think that a comparison of our two disciplines has been useful to us, if only to clarify our thinking about our own. We emphasize that our perceptions are based on limited contact, and we have made no systematic study of your discipline. Even to attempt the critique and analysis of the kind requested of us presumes an arrogance on our part that is somewhat discomfiting. There will no doubt be a considerable disparity between our view and what you see as reality. But rest assured that we realize that we see through a glass darkly. In fact, it is quite likely that this piece will have more entertainment value for you than any serious scientific.worth.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Gardner, B. Delworth and Nuckton, Carole Frank, "Two Agricultural Economists Look at Rural Sociology" (1984). Faculty Publications. 3749.
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