Originally published in 1991. The focus of the contributions in this book concentrate on the relationships between rurality and small-scale production. The contributors explore the diversity and significance of rural small-scale production in different countries and the regional disciplinary theoretical discourses which inform research.
Preface 1. Artisan or Entrepreneur? Refashioning Rural Production Sarah Whatmore, Philip Lowe and Terry Marsden 2. Theoretical Issues in the Continuity of Petty Commodity Production Terry Marsden 3. Agriculture and Diffused Manufacturing in the Terza Italia: A Tuscan Case-Study Raffaele Paloscia 4. Small-scale Brewing and Rural Livelihoods: The Case of Chicha in Bolivia Colin Sage 5. Rediscovering Small-scale Enterprise in Rural Hungary Imre Kovlach 6. Populism and Petit Capitalism in Rural Ireland Chris Curtin and Tony Varley 7. The Politics of Rural Enterprise: A British Case-study Susan Boucher, Andrew Flynn and Philip Lowe
Reissuing works originally published between 1952 and 1991, this collection presents a wide-ranging set of excellent texts across economics, geography, urban studies, planning, politics and industrial studies. Addressing problems and policy, development and demographics, these books together form a wealth of research and debate. Some volumes address specific areas such as industrialization, housing, property, city-systems, de-centralization, employment or rural resources. Other volumes present case studies in Australia, Britain, underdeveloped countries, South Africa and the USA while some are fully international in representation. Given the recent economic shifts around the world, this timely collection is an incredibly useful resource.