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December 24 , 2009

Rural Geography

Processes, Responses and Experiences in Rural Restructuring


"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

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"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 Kentucky

Rural 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 Restructuring
  • Responses to Rural Restructuring
  • Experiences 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.

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