Rural Geography : Processes, Responses and Experiences in Rural Restructuring Paperback
"Michael Woods has taken on the formidable task of giving an overview of rural places and society in advanced economies as a single author and has presented a book that rightly deserves to be called state-of-the-art." - Geographische Rundschau"With Rural Geography Michael Woods remedies the often underestimated dynamism of rural places and rural society by providing the much-needed synthesis of the European and North American literature on rural restructuring and globalization processes."- Patrick H Mooney, University of KentuckyRural Geography is an introduction to contemporary rural societies and economies in the developed world.
It examines the social and economic processes at work in the contemporary countryside - including the more traditional: like agriculture; land use; and population; as well as wider themes like: rural health, crime, exclusion, commodification; and alternative lifestyles.
With a contextualising section defining the rural, the text is organised systematically in three principal sections:Processes of Rural RestructuringResponses to Rural RestructuringExperiences of Rural Restructuring Using the most recent empirical material , statistical data and research, the text is global in perspective using comparative examples throughout.
Rural Geography is a systematic introduction to the processes, responses, and experiences of rural restructuring.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
- Publication Date: 09/12/2004
- Category: Regional geography
- ISBN: 9780761947615