By Jeremy MacClancy
The essays inside this publication offer particular ethnographic examinations, drawn from parts in eire, France, Spain, the Basque nation and Italy, of the unforeseen, myriad ways that modern rural existence is constructing. The contributions severely examine regionalists' politicisation of rural existence, rurality and historical past, and speak about the methods locals make the most of ecu monies to prop up present hierarchies, or to problem them profoundly. by means of making us reconsider 'the rural', they reconceptualise the stumble upon of the agricultural and the city. Written via a world number of well-established social anthropologists, the experiences exhibit the facility of a 'bottom-up' method. They disclose the on-the-ground effects of and reactions to grand EU-restructuring rules, which every now and then threaten to show the geographical region right into a manicured playground for escapee urbanites.
As a singular, major contribution to our knowing of rural lives in Western Europe this day, this e-book will attract lecturers and scholars in anthropology, migrations experiences, human geography and rural sociology.
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