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Translocal Ruralism

Mobility and Connectivity in European Rural Spaces

Editors: Hedberg, Charlotta, do Carmo, Renato Miguel (Eds.)

  • Illustrates that rural areas are dynamic and interconnected  by flows and mobilities
  • Shows that flow on various scale levels are affecting rural space
  • Provides examples of flows that are connecting rural areas on various scale levels like migration, commuting, everyday life activities, business networks and information technology
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About this book

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 ‘translocal’ in the sense that they are ‘changing’ and ‘inter­connected’. 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, ‘Linking nodes: people and networks connecting places’, is concerned with mobilities such as migration and commuting, and the establishment of national and global networks. The second part, ‘International mobilities: a tension between scales’, analyses the dynamics of international migration and mobilities in rural areas.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Translocal Ruralism: Mobility and Connectivity in European Rural Spaces

    Hedberg, Charlotta (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • Between Marginalisation and Urbanisation: Mobilities and Social Change in Southern Portugal

    do Carmo, Renato Miguel (et al.)

    Pages 13-33

  • The Ties That Bind? Spatial (Im)mobilities and the Transformation of Rural-Urban Connections

    Rau, Henrike

    Pages 35-53

  • “The Rural” Intervening in the Lives of Internal and International Migrants: Migrants, Biographies and Translocal Practices

    Stenbacka, Susanne

    Pages 55-72

  • Youth “Settled” by Mobility: Ethnography of a Portuguese Village

    da Silva, Vanda Aparecida

    Pages 73-86

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-2315-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-2314-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-3786-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Translocal Ruralism
Book Subtitle
Mobility and Connectivity in European Rural Spaces
Editors
  • Charlotta Hedberg
  • Renato Miguel do Carmo
Series Title
GeoJournal Library
Series Volume
103
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-2315-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-2315-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-2314-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3786-0
Series ISSN
0924-5499
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 224
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