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The sociology of rural life

Author: Sam Hillyard
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sam Hillyard
ISBN: 9781845201388 1845201388 9781845201395 1845201396
OCLC Number: 123766925
Description: xii, 188 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
'A problem in search of discipline' (Hamilton 1990: 232) the history of rural sociology --
New issues in rural sociology and rural studies --
The 2001 foot-and-mouth disease epidemic in the UK --
The hunting debate: rural political protest and the mobilisation of defence of country sports --
Game shooting in the United Kingdom --
Representing the rural: new methods and approaches --
Conclusion: the future of rural societies and rural sociology --
Appendix: rural sociology institutional framework: critical masses of rural researches in university departments/centres and institutes; sociologists with a periphery interest in the rural; professional associations and rural journals --
Notes --
Glossary of key terms --
References.
Responsibility: Sam Hillyard.
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Providing an overview of rural sociology, this book goes on to offer contemporary case studies that demonstrate the need for a reinvigorated rural sociology. It offers a different model for rural  Read more...

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