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Rural Identities: Ethnicity and Community in the Contemporary English Countryside

Neal, Sarah (2009). Rural Identities: Ethnicity and Community in the Contemporary English Countryside. Farnham: Ashgate.

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Rural Identities investigates and engages with the ways in which ideas of the English countryside and rural nature, are enrolled into and fashion the narratives of Englishness. At the heart of the book is an examination of the formations of rural social relations, where the processes and practices through which rural attachments and senses of rural belonging, are established and maintained. Drawing on a substantial research project Rural Identities presents important new empirical material in its analysis of why the concepts of community and ethnicity are relevant to understanding the contested status of the English countryside. In doing so, it outlines the exclusionary limitations and inclusionary possibilities of the relational discourses of rurality and nation.
The rich empirical material and the conceptual apparatus employed in this volume render it appealing to policy makers as well as to scholars of sociology, geography, qualitative research methods and race and ethnicity studies.

Item Type: Book
Copyright Holders: 2009 The Author
ISBN: 0-7546-7306-5, 978-0-7546-7306-4
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: OpenSpace Research Centre (OSRC)
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Item ID: 26028
Depositing User: Sarah Neal
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2011 17:19
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 08:36
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