Rural Geography: Processes, Responses and Experiences in Rural Restructuring / Edition 1

Rural Geography: Processes, Responses and Experiences in Rural Restructuring / Edition 1

by Michael Woods
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0761947612

ISBN-13: 9780761947615

Pub. Date: 01/28/2005

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Rural Geography is a comprehensive introduction to the study of rural economies and rural societies. It provides a detailed explanation of rural change by focusing on:
    · processes of rural restructuring: globalization, agricultural and economic change, social and population recomposition, environmental change
    · responses to rural

Overview

Rural Geography is a comprehensive introduction to the study of rural economies and rural societies. It provides a detailed explanation of rural change by focusing on:

    · processes of rural restructuring: globalization, agricultural and economic change, social and population recomposition, environmental change
    · responses to rural restructuring: the reform of rural policy, new strategies for rural development and governance, the commodification of the countryside, environmental protection initiatives and rural conflicts
    · experiences of rural restructuring: changing rural lifestyles, the young and elderly in rural societies, issues of health, housing, crime, employment, poverty and ethnicity.
Using comparative examples throughout, the short-chapter format is designed to be an accessible undergraduate text, supported by boxed case studies and key term definitions. The text is also appropriate for advanced undergraduate courses, providing an introduction to major conceptual approaches in rural studies and guiding students towards further reading and websites.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761947615
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.53(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

INTRODUCING RURAL GEOGRAPHY
Defining the Rural
Understanding the Rural
PART TWO: PROCESSES OF RURAL RESTRUCTURING
Globalization, Modernity and the Rural World
Agricultural Change
The Changing Rural Economy
Social and Demographic Change
Changing Communities
Restructuring Rural Services
Environmental Change and Rural Areas
PART THREE: RESPONSES TO RURAL RESTRUCTURING
Rural Policy and the Response to Restructuring
Rural Development and Regeneration
Rural Governance
Selling the Countryside
Protecting the Countryside
Rural Conflicts
PART FOUR: EXPERIENCES OF RURAL RESTRUCTURING
Changing Rural Lifestyles
Living in the Countryside
Housing, Health and Crime
Growing up and Growing Old in the Countryside
Working in the Countryside
Hidden Rural Lifestyles
Poverty and Social Exclusion
Rurality, National Identity and Ethnicity
Alternative Rural Lifestyles
PART FIVE: CONCLUSION
Thinking again about the Rural

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