By Michael Woods
"Michael Woods has taken at the ambitious activity of giving an outline of rural areas and society in complicated economies as a unmarried writer and has provided a ebook that rightly merits to be known as state-of-the-art."
- Geographische Rundschau
"For these scholars with an curiosity in rural swap, this 'state of the paintings' ebook is vital reading." - Brian Ilbery, collage of Coventry
"With Rural Geography Michael Woods treatments the customarily underestimated dynamism of rural locations and rural society via offering the much-needed synthesis of the ecu and North American literature on rural restructuring and globalization processes." - Patrick H. Mooney, college of Kentucky
Rural Geography is an advent to modern rural societies and economies within the constructed global. It examines the social and fiscal strategies at paintings within the modern geographical region - together with the extra conventional: like agriculture; land use; and inhabitants; in addition to wider subject matters like: rural healthiness, crime, exclusion, commodification, and substitute existence. With a contextualising part defining the agricultural, the textual content is prepared systematically in 3 valuable sections: tactics of Rural Restructuring, Responses to Rural Restructuring, and Experiences of Rural Restructuring.
Using the newest empirical fabric, statistical facts, and examine, the textual content is international in point of view utilizing comparative examples all through. Rural Geography is a scientific advent to the techniques, responses, and reports of rural restructuring.