"All work in Appalachia must be based on the genuine needs as expressed by mountain people themselves. Whatever work is done must be done with the recognition that Appalachian culture is real and functioning." Loyal Jones, "Appalachian Values" p. 10.
Go to this link to read updated reflections from both Loyal Jones and I about his book "Appalachian Values" forty years after it was published. Reflections On Appalachian Values by Loyal Jones