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This book charts the experiences of marginalised groups living in (and visiting) the countryside, revealing how notions of the rural have been created to reflect and reinforce divisions among those living there.
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Contested Countryside Cultures

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Overview

This book charts the experiences of marginalised groups living in (and visiting) the countryside, revealing how notions of the rural have been created to reflect and reinforce divisions among those living there.
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Examines the side of rural society which is inhabited by those marginalized by age, class, gender, race, and disability, and questions the processes whereby the cultural constructions of rurality render the definition of "other." Part one maps out different topographies of rurality and otherness. Part two discusses current research findings on the otherness and marginality associated with particular aspects of age, gender, sexuality, economic position, and alternativeness. The 15 essays, most of which are written by members of university departments of geography, include topics such as a postmodern perspective on counterurbanization, rural horror, lesbian separatist communities, country childhood stories, and domestic identities and moral order. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203974124
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publication date: 6/19/1997
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 963 KB

Meet the Author

Paul Cloke is Professor in the department of Geography at the University of Bristol. Jo Little is Lecturer in the department of Geography at the University of Exeter.
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Table of Contents

Julian Agyeman; David Bell; Paul Cloke; Claire Fisher; Keith Halfacree; Sarah Harper; Annie Hughes; Phil Kinsman; Owain Jones; Jo Little; John Murdoch; Chris Philo; Andy Pratt; David Sibley; Gill Valentine
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