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Title Tracking rural change : community, policy and technology in Australia, New Zealand and Europe / editors, Francesca Merlan, David Raftery.

Imprint Acton, A.C.T. : ANU E Press, 2009.


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Contents Introduction: The rural future in Australia and New Zealand: mapping the terrain of rural change / Francesca Merlan and David Raftery -- Rurality and rural space: the 'policy effect' of the Common Agricultural Policy in the Borders of Scotland / John Gray -- Has Australia's administrative heritage maintained a culture of agrarian dependency? / Ian Gray -- The role of agrarian sentiment in Australian rural policy / Linda Botterill -- Wildlife, wilderness and the politics of alternative land use: an Australian ethnography / Adrian Peace -- Land tenure and identity in the New Zealand high country / Carolyn Morris -- Moving to the country for a graduated retirement: constructing new meaningful lives / Lesley Hunt -- Intergenerational transitions in rural Western Australia: an issue for sustainability? / Daniela Stehlik -- Under the regulatory radar? Nanotechnologies and their impacts for rural Australia / Kristen Lyons and Gyorgy Scrinis -- Conclusion / Francesca Merlan and David Raftery.
Note Print version record.
Language English.
Summary A key, intensifying change affecting rural areas in the last few decades has been a decline in the proportion of national populations whose principal livelihood is farming. The corresponding re-distribution of population has typically resulted in a net population loss to rural areas, and diversification of rural activity. The corporatization and technological modification of food production has prompted new policy challenges, and has bound rural and urban populations together in new relationships articulated in moral discourses of custodianship, food safety, and sustainability. Contributors to this volume came together in the attempt to stimulate collective insight into trends of rural change in Australia, New Zealand and Europe. The first two countries have been characterised by avowedly `neoliberal' rural policy - with considerable departures from it in practice; Europe, on the other hand, by a mix of policy measures which attempt to integrate land management and sustainability, diversification and maintenance of a competitive farming sector within an overarching policy framework more overtly, though only partially, oriented towards sustaining rural society. Aiming to build on research relating to the character of rural transitions, this volume offers substantive and critical contributions to the understanding of the sources of unpredictability, instability, and continuity, that underpin rural transition. The papers explore changes and continuities in policy, the governance of rural spaces, technological developments relating to rural areas and populations, and social forms of subjectivation and participation in increasingly diverse rural settings.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Subject Rural conditions.
Sociology, Rural.
Rural development.
Social policy.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Agriculture & Food.
Rural conditions. (OCoLC)fst01101474
Rural development. (OCoLC)fst01101498
Social policy. (OCoLC)fst01122738
Sociology, Rural. (OCoLC)fst01123947
Earth sciences, geography, environment, planning.
Human geography.
Political geography.
Rural communities.
Social groups.
Society and culture: general.
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
Sociology & Social History.
Social Sciences.
Communities - Rural Groups.
Genre/Form Ebook.
Electronic books.
Added Author Merlan, Francesca.
Raftery, David.
Other Form: Print version: Tracking rural change. Acton, A.C.T. : ANU E Press, 2009 9781921536526 (DLC) 2009512261 (OCoLC)316822789
ISBN 9781921536533 (electronic bk.)
1921536535 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000044426995
AU@ 000058146283
AU@ 000060581163
GBVCP 1008652865
GBVCP 865744246

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