Rural Geographies: People, Place and the Countryside (Paperback)

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Rural Geographies provides a critical, contemporary and accessible introduction to rural change by using geographical ideas to understand current issues affecting the countryside.

The book discusses how the countryside has been studied by geographers across a range of different scales, from village community to the global countryside. Each chapter provides a concise and well-illustrated introduction to a key theme in rural geography, using current literature and contemporary examples. The book is divided into four sections that cover rural contexts, changes, contests and cultures. The volume takes a global perspective but is largely centred on the Global North, reflecting the tradition of scholarship in rural geography.

Rural Geographies is driven by thinking in human geography. It reflects how major paradigmatic changes in the discipline have impacted, and have been informed by, the sub-discipline of rural geography. The aim is to introduce key ideas and concepts that will teach students the critical skills necessary to analyse rural issues themselves. The text will be a valuable resource for undergraduate students studying rural geography and rural studies.

About the Author

Richard Yarwood is Professor of Human Geography and the Director of the Doctoral College at the University of Plymouth, UK.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781138327993
ISBN-10: 1138327999
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: April 28th, 2023
Pages: 266
Language: English