GPR Volume 24

GPR 24.1 cover

SPRING 2014 VOL. 24/NO. 1

The Role of Gender in Rural Population Decline in Kansas and Nebraska, 1990-2010
Robert Shepard, 1

    Key words: population geography, population change, Great Plains migration, GIS, young adults, Nebraska, Kansas


Screamers, Whiners, and Drive-Bys
Kevin Warneke and David Ogden, 13

    Key words: baseball, coaches, umpires, influence tactics, social power


Healthcare Affordability and Access in Nebraska after the Great Recession
Monica Snowden, Joe Blankenau, and Joseph Nitzke, 23

    Key words: healthcare access, healthcare affordability, healthcare reform, Great Recession, Nebraska


Religiosity's Impact on Agricultural Investment on the American Frontier
Christopher S. Decker, Mark E. Wohar, and Jaime Denny, 37

    Key words: social capital, religion, agricultural investment, American western development, spatial econometrics


Junk Jaunt Geography: Buying and Selling America's Cultural Past in Central Nebraska
H. Jason Combs and Paul R. Burger, 47

    Key words: diffusion, Junk Jaunt, material culture, Sandhills, sense of place


Exploring the Politics of Pork: Industrial Hog Farming and the Role of Local Newspaper Coverage in State Agenda Setting
Joana Chan and Christina Babbitt, 59

    Key words: hog industry, news media, state policy, content analysis, Nebraska


Status of Native Stream Fishes within Selected Protected Areas of the Niobrara River in Western Nebraska
Jonathan J. Spurgeon, Richard H. Stasiak, George R. Cunningham, Kevin L. Pope, and Mark A. Pegg, 71

    Key words: prairie, streams, protected areas, non-native, diversity



An Assessment of Prairie Restoration at Fort Scott National Historic site
Craig Corpstein, Joseph Arruda, Cynthia Ford, and Amanda Jayawardhana, 79

    Key words: big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii), floristic quality assessment, grassland, Kansas, plant guild, prairie, restored prairie


ABSTRACTS

BOOK REVIEWS

Colorado Politics and Policy: Governing a Purple Thomas E. Cronin and Robert Loevy, reviewed by Bill Ritter Jr., 101

The Promise of Wilderness: American Environmental Politics since 1964 by James Morton Turner, reviewed by Francis Moul, 101

Shooting from the Lip: The Life of Senator Al Simpson by Donald Loren Hardy, reviewed by James D. King, 102

Rural Women's Health Edited by Beverly D. Leipert, Belinda Leach, and Wilfreda E. Thurston, reviewed by Frances E. Racher, 103

In the Smaller Scope of Conscience: The Struggle for National Repatriation Legislation, 1986-1990 by C. Timothy McKeown, reviewed by Steve Russell, 104

Ghost Dancing with Colonialism: Decolonization and Indigenous Rights at the Supreme Court of Canada by Grace Li Xiu Woo, reviewed by David Leo Milward, 106

Montana before History: 11,000 Years of Hunter-Gatherers in the Rockies and Great Plains by Douglas H. MacDonald, reviewed by Mary Lou Larson, 106

Fort Clark and Its Indian Neighbors: A Trading Post on the Upper Missouri by W. Raymond Wood, William J. Hunt Jr., and Randy H. Williams, reviewed by Michael Fosha, 107

Crow-Omaha: New Light on a Classic Problem of Kinship Analysis edited by Thomas R. Trautmann and Peter M. Whiteley, reviewed by Bradley E. Ensor, 107

Guide to Texas Grasses by Robert B. Shaw, reviewed by Barry Irving, 108