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Power and gender in European rural development /
edited by Henri Goverde, Henk de Haan, and Mireia Baylina.
imprint
Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2004.
description
vi, 190 p. : ill.
ISBN
0754640205 (alk. paper)
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imprint
Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2004.
isbn
0754640205 (alk. paper)
general note
"This book is the result of a series of conferences and seminars organized by the participants of the Action Group Leadership, local power, and restructuring rural communities'(AG 5)"--Acknowldmt.
catalogue key
5101967
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Mireia Baylina is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain Nina Gunnerud Berg is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway Bettina Bock is an Associate Professor in the Rural Sociology Group, Department of Social Sciences at Wageningen University, the Netherlands Alia Gana is a Ph.D. in Rural Sociology from Cornell University and currently Associate Professor at the College of Agriculture, University of 7 November Carthage, Tunisia. Maria Dolors Garcia-Ramon is Professor at the Department of Geography, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain Henri Goverde is Associate Professor in Public Administration in the Faculty of Management Sciences at the University of Nijmegen, and Professor in Political Science, Department of Governance and Law at Wageningen University, the Netherlands Henk de Haan is Associate Professor in the Department of Social Spatial Analysis at Wageningen University, the Netherlands Torsti Hyyrylainen is a Senior Researcher at the Mikkeli Institute for Rural Research and Training at the University of Helsinki in Finland Lutz Laschewski is a Lecturer for Agricultural Policy and Food Marketing at the Institute for Agricultural Economics and Process Engineering, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences of the University of Rostock, Germany Hans Kjetil Lysgard is a Senior Researcher at the Agder Research Foundation in Kristiansand, Norway Jose Ramon Mauleon is a Lecturer in the Department of Sociology 2, University of the Basque Country in Bilbao, Spain Rosemarie Siebert is a Researcher at the Centre for Agricultural Landscape and Land Use Research in Muncheberg, Germany Rachel Woodward is a Lecturer in the School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
Within the global framework of rural innovation and rural development, this book analyses general European trends in rurality in the face of power and gender, starting from the assumption that new actors from the rural areas have entered the political, social, economic and cultural arenas.
Long Description
Since the early 1990s, new public and private actors, emphasizing issues such as landscape, nature, environment and food safety, have challenged EU rural development policies. This book looks at this innovative framework and, in particular, the impacts of the interactions between established interests and newcomers in local power relations. Specific attention has been given to the gendered nature of these processes. Case studies from throughout Western Europe analyze local rural power relations and present overviews of the significance of rural gender relations. The book demonstrates that traditional and new forms of social organization in rural areas create new forms of political participation. Changing forms of social capital and political participation not only influence the relation between state and civil society, but also male-female relationships. The book argues that the dynamics of these gendered power relations produce competing discourses, which can often hinder policy making and implementation.
Unpaid Annotation
Highlighting one of the most relevant aspects of rural society-the dynamics of local power relations-this book examines the general European trends in rurality in the face of power and gender. Illustrated by empirical case studies from throughout Western Europe, it presents types of local power relations in different rural contexts and focuses on rural gender relations.
Unpaid Annotation
Since the early 1990s, new public and private actors have challenged EU rural development policies. This book looks at this innovative framework and, in particular, the impacts of the interactions between established interests and newcomers in local power relations. Specific attention has been given to the gendered nature of these processes. Case studies from throughout Western Europe analyze local rural power relations and present overviews of the significance of rural gender relations. This intriguing book demonstrates that traditional and new forms of social organization in rural areas create new forms of political participation.
Main Description
Highlighting one of the most relevant aspects of rural society - the dynamics of local power relations - this book examines the general European trends in rurality in the face of power and gender. Illustrated by empirical case studies from throughout Western Europe, it firstly presents types of local power relations in different rural contexts and then focuses on rural gender relations.
Table of Contents
List of Contributorsp. vii
Acknowledgementsp. viii
Introduction
Introduction: Power and Gender in European Rural Developmentp. 3
Power and Rural Development in Action
Introduction to Part I: Power and Rural Development in Actionp. 13
Social Capital Formation in Rural East Germanyp. 20
Family Strategies and Farming Changes: The Case of Family Farming in the Basque Countryp. 32
Innovation Formation and the Practice of New Rural Partnerships in Finlandp. 44
Power/Knowledge in the Discourse of Rural/Regional Policyp. 58
Constituent Power of Dutch and EU Discourses on Rurality and Rural Policiesp. 71
Gender and Rural Development in Academic Discourse
Introduction to Part II: Gender and Rural Development in Academic Discoursep. 95
Discourses on Gender and Rural Restructuring in the United Kingdomp. 99
Rural Gender Studies in The Netherlandsp. 106
Discourses on Rurality and Gender in Norwegian Rural Studiesp. 127
Rural Women in Development Discourses and Social Science Research in Tunisiap. 145
Rural Gender Studies in Spain between 1975 and the Presentp. 160
Conclusion
Conclusion: Power, Gender and the Significance of Placep. 173
Indexp. 183
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