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Food, nature and society : rural life in late modernity /
edited by Hilary Tovey, Michel Blanc.
imprint
Aldershot : Ashgate, c2001.
description
xiii, 370 p. : maps ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0754618285
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imprint
Aldershot : Ashgate, c2001.
isbn
0754618285
general note
Based on papers presented at the 18th Congress of the European Society for Rural Sociology in 1999, Lund, Sweden.
catalogue key
4584643
 
Includes bibliographical references.
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Main Description
Focusing on the distinctive ways in which rural social, economic and political life is experienced in developed societies in late modernity, this striking volume draws on empirical material from a wide range of countries within and outside the EU. It also incorporates comparative case studies from South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
Long Description
Based on papers presented at the XVIII Congress of the European Society for Rural Sociology, this volume introduces the key themes and issues currently being addressed in rural sociology. It demonstrates the striking reorientation of the field in recent years by incorporating new concerns with consumption and society-nature relations alongside older concerns with the social and technical organization of food production, and with social relations and collective action in the countryside.Focusing on the distinctive ways in which rural, social, economic and political life is experienced in developed societies in late modernity, the chapters draw their empirical material from a wide range of countries within and outside the EU. It also incorporates comparative case studies from South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. The concerns of aspiring EU member states about the fate of their rural populations illuminate both the positive and problematic aspects of EU rural policy. Accounts of what it was to be rural under socialism and more recently in the post-socialist transition add essential new dimensions to our understanding of the modern European rural experience.
Table of Contents
Introduction
Agriculture and Rural Life in Late Modernity
Rurality and late modernity in transition countries: the case of Bulgaria
Food industry responses to global integration: fruit producers, state legislators and women farm workers in South Africa
Institutionalization and resistance: organic agriculture in Australia and New Zealand
Food Producers and Food Consumers
The evolution of rural food provisioning between 1978 and 1991
The impact of consumer trust in the Norwegian food market
Towards a consumer images approach - exploring the quirks of modern food consumer behaviour
Living with Nature?
Changing social representations of the countryside: rurality, nature and heritage within a French National Park
Farm families as local environmental managers?: a case study on wider farming development
Reading "participation in forest management" through "modern" and "post-modern" concepts, or: where to start normative debates?
Rural Development, Policy, and Civil Society
Becoming part of the union - changing rurality in East Germany
Europeanising rural Hungary - rural policy networks and policy representations of the countryside in Hungary in the 1990s
The role of associations in local development - the case of Garfagnana
From agricultural to rural co-operation in France's midi vineyard: network theory for a renewal of innovative collective action
The co-operative movement in Ireland: reconstructing civil society
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