Rural Geography : Processes, Responses and .. / Edition 1

Rural Geography : Processes, Responses and .. / Edition 1

by Woods Woods
     
 

An overview of the relatively new subfield of rural geography that analyzes the processes of social, economic, and political restructuring that are reshaping rural areas and people's perceptions of them. A key theme of the text is that of the "changing countryside": both physical changes (development, redesigned field patterns, afforestation and deforestation) and… See more details below

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An overview of the relatively new subfield of rural geography that analyzes the processes of social, economic, and political restructuring that are reshaping rural areas and people's perceptions of them. A key theme of the text is that of the "changing countryside": both physical changes (development, redesigned field patterns, afforestation and deforestation) and also cultural ones (shifts in notions of community, solidarity, social order, and so on). Woods teaches geography at the U. of Wales, but his text touches on issues affecting rural communities in many regions. The volume is illustrated sparingly in b&w. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900761947614
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
10/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition

Table of Contents

1Defining the rural3
2Understanding the rural17
3Globalization, modernity and the rural world29
4Agricultural change42
5The changing rural economy62
6Social and demographic change72
7Changing communities : restructuring rural services91
8Environmental change and rural areas110
9Rural policy and the response to restructuring129
10Rural development and regeneration145
11Rural governance160
12Selling the countryside172
13Protecting the countryside186
14Rural conflicts210
15Changing rural lifestyles223
16Living in the countryside : housing, health and crime231
17Growing up and growing old in the countryside244
18Working in the countryside256
19Hidden rural lifestyles : poverty and social exclusion268
20Rurality, national identity and ethnicity279
21Alternative rural lifestyles291
22Thinking again about the rural299

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