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Small Town State of Mind: A case study on local government communication and discourses of diversity in rural communities

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posted on 2022-02-08, 12:14 authored by Heather McGeerHeather McGeer
This Major Research Project examines how a small-town government - the Town of Halton Hills - engaged in the discussion of diversity and inclusion in Council meetings and official Town communications. Theoretically and methodologically informed by concepts such as the urban/rural divide and the "rural idyll", localism, and diversity discourse policies and practices, this study fills an important gap in government communication research.