Crisis and Post-Crisis in Rural Territories

Social Change, Challenges and Opportunities in Southern and Mediterranean Europe

Editors: Döner, Fatma Nil, Figueiredo, Elisabete, Rivera, María Jesús (Eds.)

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  • Describes the impact of the financial and economic crisis on rural life
  • Discusses resilience strategies adopted in rural territories
  • Focuses on rural territories of Southern and Mediterranean European
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This book sheds light on the effects of the financial and economic crisis in a diverse set of countries of Southern and Mediterranean Europe. Drawing on case studies from Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and Turkey, this book presents a broad and integrative perspective on the impact of the crisis in different rural territories, discussing the similarities and dissimilarities of those impacts together with the resilience strategies adopted in each context. The impacts of the crisis in rural restructuring processes are also taken in consideration in this volume. Based on diverse theoretical and methodological approaches, the book discusses the challenges presented by the new socioeconomic contexts emerging from the crisis, as well as the resilience strategies adopted in rural territories by old and new actors. The book compiles nine empirical chapters dealing with the different cases and a final chapter devoted to the discussion of the shared and dissimilar processes of rural change. This book is a useful and valuable resource for scholars and post-graduate students from different disciplines, such as rural sociology, geography, anthropology, regional planning and agricultural studies.


About the authors

Fatma Nil Döner, (PhD) is an Assistant Professor at the Department of International Relations, Istanbul Medeniyet University, Turkey. In her research, she intends to analyze rural transformation in Turkey with a multi-disciplinary perspective combining rural sociology, political science, and international political economy. Due to her interest in comparative studies and academic collaboration, she was affiliated to Oxford Department of International Development in 2011, Athens Agricultural University in 2016, and Wolfson College, Oxford University in 2019 as a visiting fellow. Within the broad scope of rural transformation, she is particularly interested in rural governance and policy making, livelihood strategies, and land control.

Elisabete Figueiredo (PhD) is a Sociologist and Associate Professor with Habilitation at the Department of Social, Political and Territorial Sciences and full researcher at GOVCOPP – Research Unit on Governance, Competitiveness and Public Policies, University of Aveiro, Portugal. Her main research interests are on contrasting social representations of rural areas, traditional food products and rural development, rural tourism impacts and, more recently, on counterurbanization movements motivated by the economic and financial crisis. She is author and co-author of more than 200 publications in international and national journals, books and conference proceedings. She participated in several EU and nationally funded research projects. Currently she coordinates the research project STRINGS - Selling The Rural IN (urban) Gourmet Stores – establishing new liaisons between town and country through the sale and consumption of rural products.

María Jesús Rivera (PhD) is a Sociologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Social Work at the University of the Basque Country, Spain. Her research revolves around the socio-demographic transformation of rural areas, the impact of new rural dwellers on these areas, and the potentiality of rural territories to attract and establish new populations. Within this broad research scope, her area of interest includes some related topics such as the relevance of labour migrants for rural sustainability, neo-ruralities, social inequalities, processes of counterurbanisation, rural welfare, expressions of poverty in rural areas, as well as the cultural dimension of rurality and nature, and their commodification. She has led and participated in several regionally and nationally funded projects on rural research. 

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-8

    Döner, Fatma Nil (et al.)

  • Foreign Immigration to Rural Spain: An Exploration of the Precarious Rural Cosmopolitanism in the Post-Crisis Scenario

    Pages 9-29

    Sampedro, Rosario (et al.)

  • The Contribution of Mobilities to the Social Sustainability of Rural Areas in a Context of Crisis: Structural Conditions, Social Diversity and Inequalities

    Pages 31-49

    Sanz Tolosana, Elvira (et al.)

  • New Rural Residents, Territories for Vital Projects and the Context of the Crisis in Spain

    Pages 51-71

    Oliva, Jesús (et al.)

  • Respatialization of Migrations and Differentiated Ruralities in Times of Crisis in Southern Italy

    Pages 73-95

    Corrado, Alessandra (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Crisis and Post-Crisis in Rural Territories
Book Subtitle
Social Change, Challenges and Opportunities in Southern and Mediterranean Europe
Editors
  • Fatma Nil Döner
  • Elisabete Figueiredo
  • María Jesús Rivera
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-50581-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-50581-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-50580-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 214
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
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