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Rural

Author: Michael Woods
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2011.
Series: Key ideas in geography.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Rural provides an advanced introduction to the study of rural places and processes in geography and related disciplines. Drawing ... on the latest research in rural geography, this book explores the diverse meanings that have been attached to the rural, examines how ideas of the rural have been produced and reproduced, and investigates the influence of different ideas in shaping the social and economic structure of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Woods
ISBN: 9780415442398 0415442397 9780415442404 0415442400
OCLC Number: 693667025
Description: xi, 336 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: Approaching the rural --
Imagining the rural --
Exploiting the rural --
Consuming the rural --
Developing the rural --
Living in the rural --
Performing the rural --
Regulating the rural --
Re-making the rural.
Series Title: Key ideas in geography.
Responsibility: by Michael Woods.

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Rural provides an advanced introduction to the study of rural places and processes in geography and related disciplines. Drawing ... on the latest research in rural geography, this book explores the diverse meanings that have been attached to the rural, examines how ideas of the rural have been produced and reproduced, and investigates the influence of different ideas in shaping the social and economic structure of rural localities and the everyday lives of people who live, work or play in rural areas ... [C]ontains case studies drawn from both the developed and developing world to introduce and illustrate conceptual ideas and approaches, as well as suggested further reading.--From publisher description.

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"[Woods'] chapters define the imagined, economic, political, and social characteristics of rural societies, using examples from every continent....this book has a very thorough bibliography of the Read more...

 
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