Metropolitan Ruralities

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Terry Marsden,Kjell Andersson,Stefan Sjöblom,Leo Granberg,Peter Ehrström

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1785607960

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

View: 1648

During modernity metropolitan ruralities have been regarded as land reserves for urban expansion. However, there is a growing insight that there are limits to the urban expansion into rural areas. This volume discusses potential developments in urban (and rural) policy and planning which need to be considered.

The Sociology of Rural Life

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Samantha Hillyard

Publisher: Berg

ISBN: 1845201388

Category: Social Science

Page: 188

View: 2874

Foot and mouth disease and BSE have both had a devastating impact on rural society. Alongside these devastating developments, the rise of the organic food movement has helped to revitalize an already politicized rural population. From fox-hunting to farming, the vigour with which rural activities and living are defended overturns received notions of a sleepy and complacent countryside. Over the years "rural life" has been defined, redefined and eventually fallen out of fashion as a sociological concept--in contrast to urban studies, which has flourished. This much-needed reappraisal calls for its reinterpretation in light of the profound changes affecting the countryside. First providing an overview of rural sociology, Hillyard goes on to offer contemporary case studies that clearly demonstrate the need for a reinvigorated rural sociology. Tackling a range of contentious issues--from fox-hunting to organic farming--this book offers a new model for rural sociology and reassesses its role in contemporary society.

Agri-Food and Rural Development

Sustainable Place-Making

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Terry Marsden

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0857857452

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 6757

The agri-food and rural development world has experienced significant changes in recent years. The evolution towards globalized and highly complex food supply systems has been accompanied by growing competition, reduced state subsidies as well as concerns about quality, output and the environment. At the beginning of the 21st century, the agri-food industry is urgently searching for new solutions. Exploring these recent developments, Agri-Food and Rural Development highlights the latest research on understanding and promoting sustainable food systems. Featuring a range of international case studies, it investigates different models of rural development for food production, examines the implications for a sustainable future, analyzes future challenges, and suggests new strategies for future agri-food development in a world fast exceeding its resources. An ambitious new study written by a leading authority in the field, this book offers a vital new perspective on this important debate and is destined to become a landmark text for students, scholars and policy-makers in food studies, agriculture, rural sociology, and geography.

Handbook of Rural Studies

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Paul Cloke,Terry Marsden,Patrick Mooney

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761973324

Category: Science

Page: 511

View: 905

'This is a unique interpretation of rural issues that will become essential reference for students, scholars, politicians, developers and rural activists...' - Imre Kovach, President, European Society for Rural Sociology, Research director, Institute for Political Sciences, Budapest

Start-Up Enterprises and Contemporary Innovation Strategies in the Global Marketplace

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Rajagopal,,Behl, Ramesh

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522548327

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 341

View: 2462

In an ever-expanding economic world, the need for new businesses with the ability to create and evolve simultaneously is paramount to ensure success. Hybrid business models are essential to foster growth and promote prosperity. Start-Up Enterprises and Contemporary Innovation Strategies in the Global Marketplace is a critical scholarly resource that examines the relationship between worldwide industry and the need for up-to-date technologies and methods to support such an inclusive market. Featuring coverage on a diverse range of topics such as corporate social responsibility, collaborator empowerment, and start-up enterprise ecosystems, this book is geared toward managers, researchers, and students seeking current research on the interaction between modernization and the expansion of markets to accommodate worldwide industry.

Transforming the Rural

Global Processes and Local Futures

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Mara Miele,Vaughan Higgins,Hilde Bjørkhaug,Monica Truninger

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1787148238

Category: Social Science

Page: 382

View: 6395

This book analyses the key global processes transforming rural spaces in the early 21st century – financialization; standardization; consumption, and commodification. Through detailed case studies, the book examines why these processes are important, how they work in practice, and the challenges they raise as well as opportunities created.

Rural Life

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Charles Josiah Galpin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Country life

Page: 386

View: 4909

Born in the Country

A History of Rural America

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: David B. Danbom

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421402904

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 8742

Combining mastery of existing scholarship with a fresh approach to new material, Born in the Country continues to define the field of American rural history.

Tracking Rural Change

Community, Policy and Technology in Australia, New Zealand and Europe

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Francesca Merlan,David Raftery

Publisher: ANU E Press

ISBN: 1921536535

Category: History

Page: 187

View: 5841

A key, intensifying change affecting rural areas in the last few decades has been a decline in the proportion of national populations whose principal livelihood is farming. The corresponding re-distribution of population has typically resulted in a net population loss to rural areas, and diversification of rural activity. The corporatization and technological modification of food production has prompted new policy challenges, and has bound rural and urban populations together in new relationships articulated in moral discourses of custodianship, food safety, and sustainability. Contributors to this volume came together in the attempt to stimulate collective insight into trends of rural change in Australia, New Zealand and Europe. The first two countries have been characterised by avowedly `neoliberal' rural policy - with considerable departures from it in practice; Europe, on the other hand, by a mix of policy measures which attempt to integrate land management and sustainability, diversification and maintenance of a competitive farming sector within an overarching policy framework more overtly, though only partially, oriented towards sustaining rural society. Aiming to build on research relating to the character of rural transitions, this volume offers substantive and critical contributions to the understanding of the sources of unpredictability, instability, and continuity, that underpin rural transition. The papers explore changes and continuities in policy, the governance of rural spaces, technological developments relating to rural areas and populations, and social forms of subjectivation and participation in increasingly diverse rural settings.

The Routledge International Handbook of Rural Criminology

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Joseph F Donnermeyer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317628519

Category: Social Science

Page: 464

View: 2501

49% of the world’s population lives in small towns, villages and farms, yet until recent years criminological scholarship has focused almost exclusively on urban crimes. The Routledge International Handbook of Rural Criminology is the first major publication to bring together this growing body of scholarship under a single cover. For many years rural criminology has remained marginalized and often excluded from the mainstream, with precedence given to urban criminology: this volume intends to address that imbalance. Pioneering in scope, this book brings together leading international scholars from fourteen different countries to offer an authoritative synthesis of theoretical and empirical literature. This handbook is divided in to seven parts, each addressing a different aspect of rural criminology: Rurality and crime Criminological dimensions of food and agriculture Violence and rurality Drug use, production and trafficking in the rural context Intersections between rural and green criminology Policing, justice and rurality Teaching rural criminology Edited by a world renowned scholar of rural criminology, this book explores rural crime issues in over thirty-five countries including Japan, Sweden, Brazil, Australia, Tanzania, the US, and the UK. This is the first Handbook dedicated to rural criminology and is an essential resource for criminologists, sociologists and social geographers engaged with rural studies and crime.

Labor Relations in Globalized Food

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Terry Marsden,Josefa Salete Barbosa Cavalcanti,Alessandro Bonanno

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1783507128

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 7891

This book looks at labor in agriculture and food in a global era by studying salient characteristics of the conditions and use of labor in global agri-food. Written by experienced and also emerging scholars, the chapters present a wealth of empirical data and robust theorizations that allow readers to grasp the complexity of this topic.

Gender and Rurality

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Lia Bryant,Barbara Pini

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136947272

Category: Science

Page: 206

View: 1569

The study of gender in rural spaces is still in its infancy. Thus far, there has been little exploration of the constitution of the varied and differing ways that gender is constituted in rural settings. This book will place the question of gender, rurality and difference at its center. The authors examine theoretical constructions of gender and explore the relationship between these and rural spaces. While there have been extensive debates in the feminist literature about gender and the intersection of multiple social categories, rural feminist social scientists have yet to theorize what gender means in a rural context and how gender blurs and intersects with other social categories such as sexuality, ethnicity, class and (dis)ability. This book will use empirical examples from a range of research projects undertaken by the authors as well as illustrations from work in the Australasia region, Europe, and the United States to explore gender and rurality and their relation to sexuality, ethnicity, class and (dis)ability.

Health in Rural Canada

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Judith C. Kulig,Allison M. Williams

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774821752

Category: Medical

Page: 568

View: 3108

Health research in Canada has mostly focused on urban areas, often overlooking the unique issues faced by Canadians living in rural and remote areas. This volume provides the first comprehensive overview of the state of rural health and health care in Canada. The contributors bring insights and methodologies from multiple disciplines and community-based research projects to a full spectrum of topics: health literacy, rural health-care delivery and training, Aboriginal health, web-based services and their application, rural palliative care, and rural health research and policy. Together, these multifaceted explorations of the dynamic relationship between health and place offer a valuable resource for understanding the special, ever-changing needs of rural communities.

Agriculture in Mediterranean Europe

Between Old and New Paradigms

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Dionisio Ortiz-Miranda,Ana Moragues-Faus,Eladio Arnalte Alegre

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1781905975

Category: Social Science

Page: 315

View: 3295

Mediterranean agriculture is by and large envisaged as a landscape of small farms of high nature value producing worldwide recognisable quality food products that make up the basis of the famous Mediterranean diet and shape Southern European cultures.

Principles of Rural Sociology

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Gustav A. Lundquist

Publisher: Morse Press

ISBN: 1443727040

Category: Social Science

Page: 516

View: 8798

PRINCIPLES OF RURAL SOCIOLOGY BY GUSTAV A. LUNDQUIST ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF RURAL SOCIOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA AND THOMAS NIXON CARVER PROFESSOR OF POLITICAL ECONOMY, HARVARD UNIVERSITY GINN AND COMPANY BOSTON NEW YORK CHICAGO LONDON ATLANTA DALLAS COLUMBUS SAN FRANCISCO DOPYRIGHIT, 1027, BY GUktTAV A. LUNDQUIST AND TJIOMAS NJXON JDARVEH ALL RIGHTS RESERVED PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA athenaeum G1NN AND COMPANY PRO PRIETORS BOSTON U. S. A. PREFACE The aim of this book is to show how rural conditions, es pecially those in the United States, have come to be what they are. We must be able to answer that question before we are in a position to decide how these conditions may be bettered. Since social institutions depend upon constantly recurring social phenomena of all kinds rather than of one specific kind, the authors have repeatedly referred to moral, social, religious, and intellectual activities, as well as to those of a political or economic nature. Present-day achievements are more distinctively intellectual than moral. The intellec tual achievements of the preseit day, moreover, differ widely from those of other days. 1 Moral impulses change little, if at all, and moral practices not much more, in thousands of years. This fact is disclosed in the customs and practices in vogue among people in all climes under varying stages of development. Civilization is little more than the art of living comfortably together in large numbers. Living together in la r ge numbers has always created difficult problems, provisioning a large population is, in itself, a difficult task sewage disposal is another. But these crude physical problems, important as they are, puzzle us lessthan some of the more subtle and less tangible facts connected with the complex life of dense popu lations. Where there are many contacts between individuals, many points of disharmony as well as of harmony are sure to be discovered. These harmonies and disharmonies between in dividual interests call for the wisest possible adjudication and adjustment. It may be profitable to philosophize upon what rural life has been and what it might be but in this text it has been deemed practicable to confine our attention to ascertained facts and, as far as possible, to quantitative data. Tables which show the status iii iv PRINCIPLES OF RURAL SOCIOLOGY of the rural population are therefore compiled from the best sources available. In most cases the tables are self-explanatory, and where interpretation has been necessary the authors have made observations which to them seem pertinent to a better understanding of the facts presented. To make clear the sta tus of the rural dweller, comparisons with urban centers have been made repeatedly. This method has a twofold advantage 1 the rural dweller may compare his own position with that of the urban dweller, and 2 city people may learn that the condition of country people is not as it is often pictured. It is generally understood that we cannot divorce the present from the past if the present and the future are to be properly evaluated. In other words, development is continuous and shows no sharp breaks between past and present or between present and future. Therefore statistical data have been freely used. They have been brought up to the census of 1920 and in many cases to 1923. Rural, as well as industrial, conditions were unsettled in 1920 and forthis reason it has been found necessary to compare the conditions of that year with those described in previous census years, in order to acquaint the stu dent with conditions in what are commonly regarded as normal times. The book is written primarily for American readers and is designed to throw light upon American problems. The scope of the text covers in a general way the entire country. Yet America can no more be dissociated from the rest of the world than present can be dissociated from past, or future from pres ent...

Inside Inequality in the Arab Republic of Egypt

Facts and Perceptions across People, Time, and Space

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Paolo Verme,Branko Milanovic,Sherine Al-Shawarby,Sahar El Tawila,May Gadallah,Enas Ali A.El-Majeed

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 1464801991

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 152

View: 3145

This book joins four papers prepared in the framework of the Egypt inequality study financed by the World Bank. The first paper prepared by Sherine Al-Shawarby reviews the studies on inequality in Egypt since the 1950s with the double objective of illustrating the importance attributed to inequality through time and of presenting and compare the main published statistics on inequality. To our knowledge, this is the first time that such a comprehensive review is carried. The second paper prepared by Branko Milanovic turns to the global and spatial dimensions of inequality. The objective here is to put Egypt inequality in the global context and better understand the origin and size of spatial inequalities within Egypt using different forms of measurement across regions and urban and rural areas. The Egyptian society remains deeply divided across space and in terms of welfare and this study unveils some of the hidden features of this inequality. The third paper prepared by Paolo Verme studies facts and perceptions of inequality during the period 2000-2009, the period that preceded the Egyptian revolution. The objective of this part is to provide some initial elements that could explain the apparent mismatch between inequality measured with household surveys and inequality aversion measured by values surveys. No such study has been carried out before in the Middle-East and North-Africa (MENA) region and this seemed a particular important and timely topic to address in the light of the unfolding developments in the Arab region. The fourth paper prepared by Sahar El Tawila, May Gadallah and Enas Ali A. El-Majeed assesses the state of poverty and inequality among the poorest villages of Egypt. The paper attempts to explain the level of inequality in an effort to disentangle those factors that derive from household abilities from those factors that derive from local opportunities. This is the first time that such study is conducted in Egypt. The book should be of interest to any observer of the political and economic evolution of the Arab region in the past few years and to poverty and inequality specialists that wish to have a deeper understanding of the distribution of incomes in Egypt and other countries in the MENA region.

Transforming the Rural

Global Processes and Local Futures

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Mara Miele,Vaughan Higgins,Hilde Bjørkhaug,Monica Truninger

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1787432440

Category: Social Science

Page: 382

View: 6240

This book analyses the key global processes transforming rural spaces in the early 21st century – financialization; standardization; consumption, and commodification. Through detailed case studies, the book examines why these processes are important, how they work in practice, and the challenges they raise as well as opportunities created.

Rural Geography

Processes, Responses and Experiences in Rural Restructuring

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Michael Woods

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761947615

Category: Science

Page: 330

View: 8077

"Michael Woods has taken on the formidable task of giving an overview of rural places and society in advanced economies as a single author and has presented a book that rightly deserves to be called state-of-the-art." - Geographische Rundschau "For those students with an interest in rural change, this 'state of the art' book is essential reading." - Brian Ilbery, University of Coventry "With Rural Geography Michael Woods remedies the often underestimated dynamism of rural places and rural society by providing the much-needed synthesis of the European and North American literature on rural restructuring and globalization processes." - Patrick H. Mooney, University of Kentucky Rural Geography is an introduction to contemporary rural societies and economies in the developed world. It examines the social and economic processes at work in the contemporary countryside - including the more traditional: like agriculture; land use; and population; as well as wider themes like: rural health, crime, exclusion, commodification, and alternative lifestyles. With a contextualising section defining the rural, the text is organized systematically in three principal sections: Processes of Rural Restructuring, Responses to Rural Restructuring, and Experiences of Rural Restructuring. Using the most recent empirical material, statistical data, and research, the text is global in perspective using comparative examples throughout. Rural Geography is a systematic introduction to the processes, responses, and experiences of rural restructuring.

Regional Development in Rural Areas

Analytical Tools and Public Policies

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: André Torre,Frédéric Wallet

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319023721

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 110

View: 9019

This book intends to provide analytical and policy tools for investigating the question of the development of rural and peri-urban areas. The aim is to shed some light on this topic and in particular to contribute to a better understanding of the link between issues of regional or territorial development and issues of rural development. The text addresses the question of the disputed notions and definitions of rural development in rural and regional studies, examines the literature of regional and territorial development and the policies of regional development and planning. It also presents scenarios for the future of rural areas, with a focus on European territories.