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Rural poverty [electronic resource] : marginalisation and exclusion in Britain and the United States /
Paul Milbourne.
imprint
London ; New York : Routledge, 2004.
description
xi, 202 p. : maps.
ISBN
0415205948 (cloth : alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
London ; New York : Routledge, 2004.
isbn
0415205948 (cloth : alk. paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
Preface: an introduction to rural poverty -- The definitional complexities of poverty in Britain and the United States -- Rural poverty in Britain: from agricultural poverty to rural deprivation -- The broader contexts of rural poverty: disadvantage and social exclusion in the British countryside -- Rural poverty in the United States: statistical visibilities and persistent forms of poverty -- Housing poverty and homelessness in rural Britain and the United States -- The local contexts of rural poverty in Britain and the United States -- Shifting states of rural welfare in Britain and the United States -- Conclusion: towards new research agendas for rural poverty.
general note
"Simultaneously published in the USA and Canada."
catalogue key
8055863
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [183]-192) and index.
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Summaries
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Moving beyond the highly visual forms of poverty characteristic of the city, Rural Poverty explores the nature of poverty in rural spaces in Britain and America. Setting out key features, it highlights the important processes that hide key components of rural poverty. The book seeks to challenge dominant assumptions about the spatialities of poverty and the nature of rural spaces in Britain and America. Drawing on a broad range of new research material, the book challenges dominant assumptions. It provides a comprehensive and critical review of the nature of poverty in rural spaces, giving particular attention to: the scale, profile and causes of poverty in rural areas the spatial unevenness and local geographies of rural poverty the experiences of different forms of poverty in rural spaces the shifting governance of rural welfare at central and local spatial scales. Demonstrating that poverty represents a significant but neglected feature of rural life in Britain and America, this insightful book highlights the processes through which rural poverty remains hidden from the dominant gazes of poverty researchers and policy-makers, the statistical significance and spatial unevenness of poverty in rural areas, the ways in which poverty is experienced in local rural spaces, and the complex governance of welfare in rural spaces. Case study material is drawn from a wide range of locations, including Wiltshire, Northumberland and Hampshire in the UK and New England in the US.
Back Cover Copy
Moving beyond the highly visual forms of poverty characteristic of the city, Rural Poverty explores the nature of poverty in rural spaces in Britain and America. Setting out key features, it highlights the important processes that hide key components of rural poverty. The book seeks to challenge dominant assumptions about the spatialities of poverty and the nature of rural spaces in Britain and America.Drawing on a broad range of new research material, the book challenges dominant assumptions. It provides a comprehensive and critical review of the nature of poverty in rural spaces, giving particular attention to: the scale, profile and causes of poverty in rural areas the spatial unevenness and local geographies of rural poverty the experiences of different forms of poverty in rural spaces the shifting governance of rural welfare at central and local spatial scales. Demonstrating that poverty represents a significant but neglected feature of rural life in Britain and America, this insightful book highlights the processes through which rural poverty remains hidden from the dominant gazes of poverty researchers and policy-makers, the statistical significance and spatial unevenness of poverty in rural areas, the ways in which poverty is experienced in local rural spaces, and the complex governance of welfare in rural spaces. Case study material is drawn from a wide range of locations, including Wiltshire, Northumberland and Hampshire in the UK and New England in the US.
Bowker Data Service Summary
Milbourne examines the effects of poverty on issues such as social exclusion in rural areas rather than the heavily-researched effects in urban environments.
Main Description
Moving beyond the highly visual forms of poverty characteristic of the city, Rural Povertyexplores the nature of poverty in rural spaces in Britain and America. Setting out key features, it highlights the important processes that hide key components of rural poverty. The book seeks to challenge dominant assumptions about the spatialities of poverty and the nature of rural spaces in Britain and America. Drawing on a broad range of new research material, the book challenges dominant assumptions. It provides a comprehensive and critical review of the nature of poverty in rural spaces, giving particular attention to: the scale, profile and causes of poverty in rural areas the spatial unevenness and local geographies of rural poverty the experiences of different forms of poverty in rural spaces the shifting governance of rural welfare at central and local spatial scales. Demonstrating that poverty represents a significant but neglected feature of rural life in Britain and America, this insightful book highlights the processes through which rural poverty remains hidden from the dominant gazes of poverty researchers and policy-makers, the statistical significance and spatial unevenness of poverty in rural areas, the ways in which poverty is experienced in local rural spaces, and the complex governance of welfare in rural spaces. Case study material is drawn from a wide range of locations, including Wiltshire, Northumberland and Hampshire in the UK and New England in the US.
Main Description
This work moves beyond the highly visual forms of poverty characteristic of the city, to explore the nature of poverty in rural spaces of Britain and America. The book sets out the key features of poverty in rural areas and highlights the important processes that act to hide key components of rural poverty.
Table of Contents
The definitional complexities of poverty in Britain and the United Statesp. 1
Rural poverty in Britain : from agricultural poverty to rural deprivationp. 15
The broader contexts of rural poverty : disadvantage and social exclusion in the British countrysidep. 47
Rural poverty in the United States : statistical visibilities and persistent forms of povertyp. 71
Housing poverty and homelessness in rural Britain and the United Statesp. 89
The local contexts of rural poverty in Britain and the United Statesp. 113
Shifting states of rural welfare in Britain and the United Statesp. 139
Conclusion : towards new research agendas for rural povertyp. 167
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