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Shaping Rural Areas in Europe

Perceptions and Outcomes on the Present and the Future

Editors: Silva, Luís, Figueiredo, Elisabete (Eds.)

  • Analyses rurality and rural imagery from different perspectives
  • Presents empirical material collected by using different methodologies
  • Deals with different territorial European contexts
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Shaping Rural Areas in Europe. Perceptions and Outcomes on the Present and the Future sets out to investigate the effect of urban perceptions about the rural and consequent demands on rurality on the present and future configurations of rural territories in Europe in the early twenty-first century. This volume presents and discusses a broad range of case studies and theoretical and methodological approaches from different academic fields, mainly Anthropology, Sociology and Geography.

About the authors

Luís Silva, anthropologist, is Post-Doctoral research fellow at the Centre for Research in Anthropology, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (CRIA/FCSHUNL), Lisbon, Portugal [luis.silva98@gmail.com]. His principal research interests include rural dynamics and the anthropology of tourism, focusing specifically on the making of heritage and tourism products in rural areas, as well as on the local impact of tourism and the heritage enterprise. He has published the book Casas no Campo. Etnografia do Turismo Rural em Portugal (Houses in the Countryside. Ethnography of Rural Tourism in Portugal) (Lisboa, Imprensa de Ciências Sociais, 2009), and various papers in journals and books, including Beneath the Surface of the Heritage Enterprise. Governmentality and Cultural Representation of Rural Architecture in Portugal (Ethnologia Europaea 41 (2):39-53).

Elisabete Figueiredo is a sociologist, PhD in Environmental Sciences. She is an assistant professor at the Department of Social, Political and Territorial Sciences – University of Aveiro (UAVR) and Full Researcher at GOVCOPP – Research Unit on Governance, Competitiveness and Public Policies [elisa@ua.pt]. Her principal research interests are rural sociology and rural studies, especially contrasting social representations and imaginaries on rural areas and on rurality; rural development policies and strategies; rural reconfiguration and restructuring processes; rural tourism impacts. She is also interested in environmental sociology and risk studies. She is author and co-author of more than 100 papers, in international and national books and journals. She is the general coordination of the book Rural Plural – Olhar o presente, imaginar o future [Plural Rural – looking at the present, imagining the future] (2011, 100Luz).

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • What Is Shaping Rural Areas in Europe? Introduction

    Silva, Luís (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • Running Wild in the Country?: Mobilising Rural In-Migration

    Halfacree, Keith

    Pages 11-23

  • Translating Ex-Urban Dwellers’ Rural Representations into Residential Practices and Rural Futures

    Rivera, María Jesús

    Pages 25-39

  • Perceptions and Appropriations of Discourses in the National Park Island of Ons (Galicia, Spain)

    Dabezies, Juan Martín (et al.)

    Pages 41-55

  • Having, Loving, Being in the Periphery: Interpretations of Locality in the National Landscape of Koli, Eastern Finland

    Uusitalo, Eeva (et al.)

    Pages 57-73

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
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Hardcover $129.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover n/a
  • ISBN 978-94-017-8311-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Shaping Rural Areas in Europe
Book Subtitle
Perceptions and Outcomes on the Present and the Future
Editors
  • Luís Silva
  • Elisabete Figueiredo
Series Title
GeoJournal Library
Series Volume
107
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-6796-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-6796-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-6795-9
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8311-8
Series ISSN
0924-5499
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 268
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