By Jeremy MacClancy
The essays inside this booklet offer precise ethnographic examinations, drawn from parts in eire, France, Spain, the Basque state and Italy, of the unforeseen, myriad ways that modern rural existence is constructing. The contributions significantly examine regionalists' politicisation of rural existence, rurality and historical past, and talk about the methods locals reap the benefits of european monies to prop up current hierarchies, or to problem them profoundly. by way of making us reconsider 'the rural', they reconceptualise the stumble upon of the agricultural and the city. Written by way of a global selection of well-established social anthropologists, the experiences show the ability of a 'bottom-up' strategy. They divulge the on-the-ground effects of and reactions to grand EU-restructuring rules, which now and then threaten to show the geographical region right into a manicured playground for escapee urbanites.
As a unique, major contribution to our knowing of rural lives in Western Europe this present day, this e-book will entice lecturers and scholars in anthropology, migrations stories, human geography and rural sociology.
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