1st Edition

Technological Change and the Rural Environment

Edited By Philip Lowe, Terry Marsden, Sarah Whatmore Copyright 1990

    Originally published in 1990, this volume addresses issues surrounding global ecological changes and sustainability of present patterns of urbanisation and industrialisation. The book discusses these problems and other issues such as how rural environments in many developed and developing countries have been transformed by a technological revolution. Looking at a diverse range of topics from climate change to slurry pollution and the destruction of genetic resources to the risks of biotechnology, this volume addresses these issues which concern the dynamics and social relations of technological change in rural areas.



    Terry Marsden, Philip Lowe and Sarah Whatmore

    Review of the original edition of Rural Restructuring:

    ‘This book is an important supplemental source of ideas…although [it] has a strong sociological orientation, geographers will benefit from the authors’ efforts to interpret new developments in social theory as part of an analysis of rural change.’ M. Duane Nellis, The Geographical Bulletin, Vol 38, Issue 2.