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Rural Transformations
Globalization and Its Implications for Rural People, Land, and Economies

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March 18, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
328 Pages 47 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book focuses on the transformation of rural places, peoples, and land endemic to the contemporary manifestations of globalization.

Migration, global economic restructuring and climate change are rapidly transforming rural places across the globe. Yet, global attention characteristically focuses on urban social and economic issues, neglecting the continued roles of rural people and places. Organized around the three core themes of demographic change, rural-urban partnerships and innovations, and landscape change, the case studies included in this volume represent both the Global North and Global South and underscore the complexity and multi-scalar nature of these contemporary challenges in rural development, planning, and sustainability.

This book would be valuable supplementary reading for both students and professionals in the fields of rural land management and rural planning.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1- Introduction to Rural Transformations: Globalization and its Implications for Rural People, Land, and Economies

Holly Barcus, Roy Jones and Serge Schmitz

Part I: Agricultural and Land Use Transitions

Chapter 2- Agribusiness Towns, Globalization and Development in Rural Australia and Brazil

Michael Woods

Chapter 3- A Change in the Role of Women in the Rural Area of Southeastern Anatolia, Turkey

Suk-Kyeong Kang

Chapter 4- Agricultural transition in rural China: Intersections of the global, national and local. Guy M Robinson, Bingjie Song and Zhenshan Xu

Chapter 5- A Checkered Pathway to Prosperity: The Institutional Challenges of Smallholder Tobacco Production in Zimbabwe

Tariro Kamuti

Part II: Demographic Diversity

Chapter 6- The Changing Rural Periphery: Contested Landscape, Agricultural Preservation, and New Rural Residents in Dakota County, Minnesota, USA.

Holly Barcus and David Lanegran

Chapter 7- Labour immigration and demographic transformation: Lithuanian and Polish nationals in rural Ireland.

Mary Cawley

Chapter 8- Shaping public spaces in rural areas. Lessons from villages in the gmina of Krobia, Poland.

Karolina Dmochowska-Dudek, Marcin Wojcik, Paulina Tobiasz-Liz and Pamela Jeziorska-Biel

Chapter 9- Mother’s Little Helper: A Feminist Political Ecology of West Africa’s Herbicide Revolution.

William G. Moseley and Eliza Pessareau

Part III: Rural Innovations and Urban-Rural Partnerships

Chapter 10- Towards a Strategic Model for Sustainable Agriculture in Mediterranean Countries? A Case Study of the Cooperativa Hortec (Catalonia, Spain).

Joan Tort-Donada and Jordi Fumado-Llambric

Chapter 11- Rural Innovation and the Valorization of Local Resources in the High Atlas of Marrakesh.

Fatima Gebrati

Chapter 12- Does an Agricultural Products’ Certification System Reorganize Vegetable Farmers? A Case of VietGAP in Lam Dong Province, Vietnam.

Doo-Chul Kim, Tuyen Thi Duong, Quang Nguyen and Hung The Nguyen

Chapter 13- Relocalizing Food Systems for Everyone, Everywhere? Reflections on Walloon Initiatives (Belgium).

Antonia Bousbaine and Serge Schmitz

Chapter 14- Conclusion

Holly Barcus, Roy Jones and Serge Schmitz

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Holly Barcus is a DeWitt Wallace Professor of Geography at Macalester College.  Her interests reside at the intersection of migration, ethnicity and rural peripheries.  For the past fifteen years she has been working in western Mongolia amongst the Kazakh population considering questions of identity, environment, and changing migration trajectories. She holds positions on the editorial board for the Journal of Rural Studies and as a co-chair of the International Geographical Union's Commission on the Sustainability of Rural Systems (IGU-CSRS).  

Roy Jones is an Emeritus Professor of Geography at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia, where he has worked since moving to Australia in 1970. He is an historical geographer with particular interest in the areas of rural and regional change. In 2013, he was awarded a Distinguished Fellowship of the Institute of Australian Geographers.

Professor Serge Schmitz teaches rural geography, tourism strategy, regional development and landscape planning at the University of Liege (Belgium) and leads the Laboratory for the Analysis of Places, Landscapes and European countryside (Laplec), since 2007. Early work focused on land consolidations, natural parks and landscape analyses. Today, his research focuses on multifunctional countryside, in Wallonia and around the world, with a special interest for heritage landscapes, rural tourism, and ways of dwelling.