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Europe's green ring /
edited by Leo Granberg, Imre Kovách and Hilary Tovey.
imprint
Aldershot : Ashgate, c2001.
description
xxxvii, 366 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0754617548
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imprint
Aldershot : Ashgate, c2001.
isbn
0754617548
catalogue key
4601693
 
Includes bibliographical references.
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Long Description
Around the fringe of Europe lies a green ring of countries which have followed different pathways into modernity from the industrial core of the continent and have, until recently, been characterized by a strong agrarian presence in their politics, economy and culture. This book brings together case studies from both the post-socialist countries and EU member states which make up the green ring to compare experiences of rural and agricultural groups. It provides a fascinating opportunity to identify similarities and contrasts in the ways in which these countries have managed their rural areas when faced with the challenges set by industrialization, political integration and globalization. The book focuses on agrarian transformation as de- (and sometimes re-) peasantization - referring to the changing economic, social, cultural and political positions of farmers and food production workers. It also problematizes the standard rural models and opens up discussion of the problems these models pose for the farmers of the green ring countries.
Main Description
Around the fringe of Europe lies a "green ring" of countries which have followed different pathways into modernity from the industrial core of the continent and have, until recently, been characterized by a strong agrarian presence in their politics, economy and culture. This book brings together fascinating case studies to compare the various experiences of the rural and agricultural groups.
Table of Contents
Central and Eastern European Countries in the Green Ring
De-peasantization or re-peasantization? changing rural social structures in Poland after World War II
De-peasantization of Hungarian rurality
The changing role of agriculture in the Czech countryside
Rural change in Bulgarian transitions
Soviet patrimonialism and peasant resistance during the transition - the case of Estonia
Rural transition problems and post-socialist peasantization in the Russian forest periphery
Post-traditional or post-modern rurality? cases from East Germany and Russia
Mediterranean Countries in the Green Ring
The de-agriculturalization of the Greek countryside: the changing characteristics of an ongoing socio-economic transformation
Shifting rurality: the Spanish countryside after de-peasantization and de-agrarianistion
Portugal: the emergence of the "rural question"
Reconstructing rurality in Mediterranean Italy
The Green Ring in the North of Europe
Peasantization and beyond in Finland and Scandinavia
Creating and re-creating modernity: peasantization and de-peasantization in Ireland
Societal paradigms and rural development - a theoretical framework for comparative studies
The Future of Peasants in Europe's Green Ring
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