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Geographies of rural cultures and societies /
edited by Lewis Holloway and Moya Kneafsey.
imprint
Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2004.
description
x, 313 p. : ill.
ISBN
0754635716 (alk. paper)
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imprint
Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2004.
isbn
0754635716 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
5211183
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Main Description
Bringing together an interdisciplinary team of leading experts, this book examines the position of rural social and cultural geography at the beginning of the 21st century and suggests new agendas in the study of changing social and cultural geographies of rurality in 'developed' or 'Western' countries. It offers critical evaluations of theoretical positions and advances, introduces new conceptual and methodological tools and reports on recent empirical work from the UK, New Zealand, Denmark, France, Australia, USA and Ireland on aspects of rural change.
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Bringing together an interdisciplinary team of leading experts, this book examines the position of rural social and cultural geography at the beginning of the 21st century and suggests new agendas in the study of changing social and cultural geographies of rurality in "developed" or "Western" countries.
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The contributors to this volume examine the position of rural cultural and social geography at the beginning of the 21st century and draw attention to some of the key dimensions of cultural and social experience in the contemporary countryside.
Long Description
The last decade or so has witnessed a flourishing of research in rural geography; in particular, approaches which have developed socio-cultural perspectives on rural issues. This book brings together well-established and newer researchers to examine the position of rural social and cultural geography at the beginning of the 21st century and to suggest new research agendas. It offers critical evaluations of theoretical positions and advances, introduces new conceptual and methodological tools and reports on recent empirical work on a variety of topical issues in a number of countries. With diverse theoretical and empirical content, the book makes a valuable contribution to the development of research into changing social and cultural geographies of rurality in 'developed' or 'Western' countries.
Table of Contents
List of Figuresp. vii
List of Tablesp. viii
List of Contributorsp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Geographies of Rural Cultures and Societies: Introductionp. 1
Thinking Ruralities
Obese and Pornographic Ruralities: Further Cultural Twists for Rural Geography?p. 15
Spatial Stories: Preliminary Notes on the Idea of Narrative Style in Rural Studiesp. 40
(Re)positioning Power in Rural Studies: From Organic Community to Political Societyp. 55
Constructing Multiple Ruralities: Practices and Values of Rural Dwellersp. 79
Rural Societies: Inclusions and Exclusions
Politics and Protest in the Contemporary Countrysidep. 103
Geographies of Invisibility: The 'Hidden' Lives of Rural Lone Parentsp. 126
Constable Countryside? Police Perspectives on Rural Britainp. 145
Community and Governance
Mobilizing the Local: Community, Participation and Governancep. 173
A Sense of Place: Rural Development, Tourism and Place Promotion in the Republic of Irelandp. 197
'Community'-Based Strategies for Environmental Protection in Rural Areas: Towards a New Form of Participatory Rural Governance?p. 214
Cultures of Farming and Food
Lost Words, Lost Worlds? Cultural Geographies of Agriculturep. 241
Producing-Consuming Food: Closeness, Connectedness and Rurality in Four 'Alternative' Food Networksp. 262
Winners and Losers? Rural Restructuring, Economic Status and Masculine Identities among Young Farmers in South-West Irelandp. 283
Indexp. 302
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