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Field Notes: The Rural-Urban Relationship

It’s been about 2 months since the unexpected election of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States. At this point there is seemingly no end to the analysis and speculation about what changes the rather unconventional Trump administration will bring. Rural America has also received a fair amount of attention (early on at least) as the rural vote was quickly identified as a deciding factor in the election. Very few people saw this coming and it has led to a lot of confusion, stereotyping and finger pointing about what rural really is or is not.