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Handbook of Rural Studies

Handbook of Rural Studies

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January 2006 | 528 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`This book raises the theoretical level of rural studies to new heights…the Handbook of Rural Studies will likely become a key resource on the bookshelves of the next generation of graduate students...' - Gary Paul Green, University of Wisconsin-Madison

`This Handbook powerfully demonstrates that rural spaces, rural societies and rural natures are at the very forefront of critical social science endeavour. Read this book, become a rural social scientist' - Henry Buller, University of Exeter

`An outstandingly comprehensive review of theory, research and the study of rural questions…an essential reference for students, scholars, politicians, developers and rural activists' - Imre Kovach, Institute for Political Sciences, Budapest

`This collection is an essential addition to any rural scholar's library and will be a critical resource for both established rural scholars and rising graduate students interested in rural research topics' - Peter B Nelson, Middlebury College

`The Handbook of Rural Studies is a tour de force on changing rural people and places in a rapidly urbanizing global economy -- the most comprehensive interdisciplinary treatment of "rural" available anywhere. This is absolutely must reading for social scientists concerned about finding a prominent place for "rural" in scholarly discourse, institutional analysis, and public policy debates on the political economy of space' - Daniel T Lichter, Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University

The Handbook represents the vitality and theoretical innovation at work in rural studies. It shows how political economy and the 'cultural turn' have led to very significant new thinking in the cultural representations of: rurality; nature; sustainability; new economies; power and rurality; new consumerism; and exclusion and rurality.

It is organized in three sections: approaches to rural studies; rural research: key theoretical co-ordinates and new rural relations.

In a rich and textured discussion, the Handbook of Rural Studies explains the key moments in which the theorization of culture, nature, politics, agency, and space in rural contexts have transmitted ideas back into wider social science.

Terry Marsden
Pathways in the Sociology of Rural Knowledge
Paul Cloke
Conceptualizing Rurality
Stewart Lockie, Geoffrey Lawrence and Lynda Cheshire
Reconfiguring Rural Resource Governance
The Legacy of Neo-Liberalism in Australia

Keith Halfacree
Rural Space
Constructing a Three-Fold Architecture

Ruth Panelli
Rural Society
Matteo B Marini and Patrick H Mooney
Rural Economies
Mark B Lapping
Rural Policy and Planning
A Cultural Representation

E Melanie DuPuis
Landscapes of Desires?
Brian Short
Idyllic Ruralities
David Bell
Variations on the Rural Idyll
03S NatureNoel Castree and Bruce Braun
Constructing Rural Natures
Jonathan Murdoch
Networking Rurality
Emergent Complexity in the Countryside

Owain Jones
Non-Human Rural Studies

Terry Marsden
The Road Towards Sustainable Rural Development
Issues of Theory, Policy and Practice in a European Context

Frederick H Buttel
Sustaining the Unsustainable
Agro-Food Systems and Environment in the Modern World

Paul Milbourne, Lawrence Kitchen and Kieron Stanley
Social Forestry
Exploring the Social Contexts of Forests and Forestry in Rural Areas

New Economies

Harvey C Perkins
Re-Resourcing Rural Areas

Jan Douwe van der Ploeg
Agricultural Production in Crisis
Christopher Ray
Neo-Endogenous Rural Development in the EU

Thomas A Lyson
Global Capital and the Transformation of Rural Communities
Mark Goodwin
Regulating Rurality? Rural Studies and the Regulation Approach
Alessandro Bonanno
The State and Rural Polity
New Consumerism

Sonya Salamon
The Rural Household as a Consumption Site
Mara Miele
Consumption Culture
The Case of Food

David Crouch
Tourism, Consumption and Rurality

Jo Little
Gender and Sexuality in Rural Communities
Paul Cloke
Rurality and Racialized Others
Out of Place in the Countryside

A I (Lex) Chalmers and Alun E Joseph
Rural Change and the Production of Otherness
The Elderly in New Zealand


David Sibley
Inclusions/Exclusions in Rural Space
Ann R Tickamyer
Rural Poverty
Paul Milbourne
Rural Housing and Homelessness
Paul Cloke
Rurality and Otherness
Michael Woods
Political Articulation
The Modalities of New Critical Politics of Rural Citizenship

Eduardo Sevilla Guzmán and Joan Martinez-Alier
New Rural Social Movements and Agroecology
Tim Edensor
Performing Rurality

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