ISBN-10:
0761947612
ISBN-13:
9780761947615
Pub. Date:
01/28/2005
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
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-13: 9780761947615
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 01/28/2005
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.52(h) x (d)

About the Author

Michael Woods is Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at the Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences, University of Wales, Aberystwyth

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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