Translocal Ruralism

Translocal Ruralism

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Rural areas are often viewed as isolated and stagnating areas and urban areas as their opposites. Against such a backdrop, this book seeks to unveil a set of dynamics that view rural areas as a€˜translocala€™ in the sense that they are a€˜changinga€™ and a€˜interconnecteda€™. Social transformations take place in rural areas as the result of intense exchanges between different people, settings and geographies. Accordingly, rural-urban but also rural-rural interrelations on international and national scales are strongly contributing to rural change. Translocal ruralism is exemplified through the analysis of local and global migratory flows, the activities of rural firms in national and global arenas, the spread of different forms of transportation and dislocation, and the growing information society, which enables rural spaces to be connected to the world and improves new ways of interconnection and sociability practices. The book is structured into two parts, which intertwine the dynamics of rural spaces. The first part, a€˜Linking nodes: people and networks connecting placesa€™, is concerned with mobilities such as migration and commuting, and the establishment of national and global networks. The second part, a€˜International mobilities: a tension between scalesa€™, analyses the dynamics of international migration and mobilities in rural areas.Mobility and Connectivity in European Rural Spaces Charlotta Hedberg, Renato Miguel do Carmo ... their urban counterparts to achieve a minimum essential standard of living and that a large proportion of these additional costs relate to car ownership and use. ... 7These calculations are based on the Ford Focus a€“ Irelanda#39;s number-one selling car between 2000 and 2010 a€“ which is available in a Band Aanbsp;...

Title:Translocal Ruralism
Author:Charlotta Hedberg, Renato Miguel do Carmo
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2011-10-05


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