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See below for a selection of the latest books from Rural communities category. Presented with a red border are the Rural communities books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Rural communities books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Routledge International Handbook of Rural Studies

Routledge International Handbook of Rural Studies

Author: Professor Mark Shucksmith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2019

Rural societies around the world are changing in fundamental ways, both at their own initiative and in response to external forces. The Routledge International Handbook of Rural Studies examines the organisation and transformation of rural society in more developed regions of the world, taking an interdisciplinary and problem-focused approach. Written by leading social scientists from many countries, it addresses emerging issues and challenges in innovative and provocative ways to inform future policy. This volume is organised around eight emerging social, economic and environmental challenges: Demographic change. Economic transformations. Food systems and land. Environment and resources. Changing configurations of gender and rural society. Social and economic equality. Social dynamics and institutional capacity. Power and governance. Cross-cutting these challenges are the growing interdependence of rural and urban; the rise in inequality within and between places; the impact of fiscal crisis on rural societies; neoliberalism, power and agency; and rural areas as potential sites of resistance. The Routledge International Handbook of Rural Studies is required reading for anyone concerned with the future of rural areas.

The Last Cowboys An Pioneer Family in the New West

The Last Cowboys An Pioneer Family in the New West

Author: John Branch Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2019

The Last Cowboys is Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter John Branch's epic tale of one American family struggling to hold on to the fading vestiges of the Old West. For generations, the Wrights of southern Utah have raised cattle and world-champion saddle-bronc riders-many call them the most successful rodeo family in history. Now they find themselves fighting to save their land and livelihood as the West is transformed by urbanization, battered by drought, and rearranged by public-land disputes. Could rodeo, of all things, be the answer? Written with great lyricism and filled with vivid scenes of heartache and broken bones, The Last Cowboys is a powerful testament to the grit and integrity that fuel the American Dream.

Smart Villages in the EU and Beyond

Smart Villages in the EU and Beyond

Author: Anna Visvizi Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/06/2019

Written by leading academics and practitioners in the field, Smart Villages in the EU and Beyond offers a detailed insight into issues and developments that shape the debate on smart villages, together with concepts, developments and policymaking initiatives including the EU Action for Smart Villages. This book derives from the realization that the implications of the increasing depopulation of rural areas across the EU is a pending disaster. This edited collection establishes a framework for action today, which will lead to sustainable revitalization of rural areas tomorrow. Using country-specific case studies, the chapters examine how integrated and ICT-conscious strategies and policy actions focused on wellbeing, sustainability and solidarity could provide a long-term solution in the revitalization of villages across the EU and elsewhere. Best practices pertinent to precision farming, energy diversification, tourism, entrepreneurship are discussed in detail. As an in-depth exploration of the Smart Village on a multinational scale, this book will serve as an indispensable resource for students, researchers and policy leaders in the fields of politics, strategic management and urban and rural studies.

Country Matters

Country Matters

Author: Clare Leighton, Kate Adie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2019

In this book, originally published in 1937, the acclaimed writer and engraver Clare Leighton takes us on a tour of her favourite country subjects, from picking primroses and the local pub, to tramps and the flower show. With her senses perfectly attuned to her part of southern England in the Chiltern hills, Leighton gently explores rural culture and landscapes with affectionate pen-portraits and her wonderful, bold engravings of people at work in the country.

Our Rural Selves Memory and the Visual in Canadian Childhoods

Our Rural Selves Memory and the Visual in Canadian Childhoods

Author: Claudia Mitchell Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/04/2019

Life in the countryside, often perceived as either idyllic or depleted, has long been misrepresented. Challenging the stereotypes and myths that surround the idea of rurality, Our Rural Selves interrogates and represents individual and collective memories of childhood in rural landscapes and small towns. Drawing on visual artifacts whose origins range from the early twentieth century to today, such as photographs, films, objects, picture books, and digital games, contributors offer readings of childhood that are geographically, ethnically, and culturally diverse. They examine the memories of Indigenous children, the experiences of back-to-the-land youth, and boom-or-bust childhoods within the petroleum, farming, and fishing industries. Illustrating often neglected and overlooked aspects of adolescence, this collection suggests new ways of studying social connectedness and collective futures. Innovative and revealing in its use of visual studies, autoethnography, and memory-work, Our Rural Selves explores representation, imagination, and what it means to grow up rural in Canada.

Our Rural Selves Memory and the Visual in Canadian Childhoods

Our Rural Selves Memory and the Visual in Canadian Childhoods

Author: Claudia Mitchell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/04/2019

Life in the countryside, often perceived as either idyllic or depleted, has long been misrepresented. Challenging the stereotypes and myths that surround the idea of rurality, Our Rural Selves interrogates and represents individual and collective memories of childhood in rural landscapes and small towns. Drawing on visual artifacts whose origins range from the early twentieth century to today, such as photographs, films, objects, picture books, and digital games, contributors offer readings of childhood that are geographically, ethnically, and culturally diverse. They examine the memories of Indigenous children, the experiences of back-to-the-land youth, and boom-or-bust childhoods within the petroleum, farming, and fishing industries. Illustrating often neglected and overlooked aspects of adolescence, this collection suggests new ways of studying social connectedness and collective futures. Innovative and revealing in its use of visual studies, autoethnography, and memory-work, Our Rural Selves explores representation, imagination, and what it means to grow up rural in Canada.

Gaon Conflict and Cohesion in an Indian Village

Gaon Conflict and Cohesion in an Indian Village

Author: Henry Orenstein Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/04/2019

This study opposes the prevailing view that Indian villages have little social solidarity and points out the relationship between village solidarity and the potentially centrifugal factors of caste, conflict, and power. Originally published in 1965. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Nation-Building and Community in Israel

Nation-Building and Community in Israel

Author: Dorothy Willner Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/04/2019

The author approaches the intricate process of nation-building in Israel through an examination of transformations which took place within a major development sector, rural land settlement, during Israel's first decade of statehood. Based on four years of observation in Israel, the study analyzes the ways in which this state worked out the urgent problems that confront a new nation, and demonstrates in vivid ethnographic detail how the policies thus formed made themselves felt in particular communities. The result is a clear picture of the interaction of national planning and the realities of village life in post-statehood Israel, and an original contribution to the anthropology of complex societies. Originally published in 1968. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

The Death of Communal Liberty A History of Freedom in a Swiss Mountain Canton

The Death of Communal Liberty A History of Freedom in a Swiss Mountain Canton

Author: Benjamin R. Barber Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/04/2019

Switzerland today is faced with a profound dilemma--its village life is dying, a casualty of the collision between communal norms and the need for national survival in an industrial, urbanizing world. Benjamin Barber traces the origins and evolution of communal liberty in the group of alpine villages that make up modern Canton Graubunden, and recreates their poignant thousand-year struggle to maintain this tradition in the face of a hostile environment, hierarchical feudal institutions, and European power polities. Originally published in 1974. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Statutory Recognition of Customary Land Rights in Africa An Investigation into Best Practices for Lawmaking and Implementation

Statutory Recognition of Customary Land Rights in Africa An Investigation into Best Practices for Lawmaking and Implementation

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/04/2019

Provides guidance on how best to recognise and protect the land rights of the rural poor and investigates the various over-arching issues related to the statutory recognition of customary land rights. It cautions lawmakers that even excellent laws may, in their implementation, fall prey to political manipulation and suggests various oversight and accountability mechanisms.

Heartland Strong How rural New Zealand can change and thrive

Heartland Strong How rural New Zealand can change and thrive

Author: Margaret Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/04/2019

Contemporary Rural Development Improving sustainable livelihoods in developing countries

Contemporary Rural Development Improving sustainable livelihoods in developing countries

Author: Oliver Springate-Baginski, Dr. John McDonagh Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/03/2019

This textbook summarises the main issues in contemporary rural development theory and practice to intermediate and advanced student level. It reviews key debates and issues, and explores the specific challenges for particular agricultural production systems. The main focus is on Asia and Africa, the areas of greatest rural poverty, with additional attention to Latin America as appropriate. A key theme is the problem of poverty, which is predominantly a rural issue. It links this to rural livelihoods, and examines the major food production systems across the developing world or `global south', including livestock and various cropping systems in agriculture, as well as agroforestry, forests, fisheries and pastoralism. A major feature of the book is its inter-disciplinary approach and combination of the natural science of resources and agricultural and food production systems, with social science analyses of issues such as justice, equity, food security, governance, market access and economics. This provides a unique synthesis to demonstrate the range of factors upon which rural livelihoods depend.