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Routledge International Handbook of Rural Studies

Edited by: Mark Shucksmith , David L. Brown , Neil Argent , Bettina B. Bock , Lynda Cheshire , David Freshwater , Geoffrey Lawrence , Katrina Rønningen , Kai A. Schafft , Sally Shortall

Print publication date:  May  2016
Online publication date:  May  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138804371
eBook ISBN: 9781315753041
Adobe ISBN: 9781317619864

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Rural societies around the world are changing in fundamental ways, both at their own initiative and in response to external forces. The Routledge International Handbook of Rural Studies examines the organisation and transformation of rural society in more developed regions of the world, taking an interdisciplinary and problem-focused approach. Written by leading social scientists from many countries, it addresses emerging issues and challenges in innovative and provocative ways to inform future policy. This volume is organised around eight emerging social, economic and environmental challenges:

  • Demographic change.
  • Economic transformations.
  • Food systems and land.
  • Environment and resources.
  • Changing configurations of gender and rural society.
  • Social and economic equality.
  • Social dynamics and institutional capacity.
  • Power and governance.

Cross-cutting these challenges are the growing interdependence of rural and urban; the rise in inequality within and between places; the impact of fiscal crisis on rural societies; neoliberalism, power and agency; and rural areas as potential sites of resistance. The Routledge International Handbook of Rural Studies is required reading for anyone concerned with the future of rural areas.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Framing Rural Studies in the Global North Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Demographic Change Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Migration and the Life Course in Rural Settings Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Ageing in Rural Places Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Health and Rural Places Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Rural Migration and New Patterns of Exclusion and Integration in Europe Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The Impacts of Population Change on Rural Society and Economy Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Economic Transformations Download PDF
Chapter  9:  The Changing Nature of Resource Economies Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The Emerging Contours of Rural Manufacturing Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Rural–Urban in a Peri-Urban Context Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Changing Dynamics of Rural Labour Markets Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The Death of Distance? Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Invigorating the New Rural Economy Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Food Systems and Land Download PDF
Chapter  16:  The Family Farm Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Industrial Livestock and the Ecological Hoofprint Download PDF
Chapter  18:  The Financialisation of Agriculture and Food Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Supermarketisation and Rural Society Futures Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Agricultural Science and Technology Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Food Systems Failure Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Environment and Resources Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Transformations of Rural Society and Environments by Extraction of Mineral and Energy Resources Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Changing Environmental Values Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Land Use Planning in an Era of Hyper-Security Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Multifunctionality, Rural Diversification and the Unsettlement of Rural Land Use Systems Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Industrialising the Marine Commons Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Climate Change, Environment Hazards and Community Sustainability Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Changing Configurations of Gender and Rural Society Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Gender and Entrepreneurship Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Leadership and Gender Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Gender and Rural Governance Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Gender, Farming and Rural Social Research Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Gender and Identity Formation Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Rural Masculinity Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Social and Economic Equality Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Social Exclusion in Rural Places Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Poverty and Welfare in Rural Places Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Spatial Inequality and Rural Areas Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Understanding the Association between Rural Ethnicity and Inequalities Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Housing Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Social Dynamics and Institutional Capacity Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Farming Families in Rural Communities Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Rural Communities and Responses to Climate Change Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Emerging Educational Subjectivities in the Global Periphery Download PDF
Chapter  46:  Indigenous Education and Self-Determination in a Global Context Download PDF
Chapter  47:  Rural Literacies and Rural Mobilities Download PDF
Chapter  48:  Bodily Well-being and the Visceral Geographies of the Rural Download PDF
Chapter  49:  Power and Governance Download PDF
Chapter  50:  Power and Politics in the Changing Structures of Rural Local Government Download PDF
Chapter  51:  Governance, Partnerships and Power Download PDF
Chapter  52:  Confronting Globalisation? Download PDF
Chapter  53:  Responding to Rural Change Download PDF
Chapter  54:  The Rural–Agriculture Power Play Download PDF
Chapter  55:  Conclusion Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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