The handbook of rural studies

Paul Cloke, Terry Marsden, Patrick Mooney

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The Handbook of Rural Studies 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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Rural Studies
Number of pages511
ISBN (Electronic)9781848608016
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (all)


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