Rural Studies Products

  • Re-conceiving Property Rights in the New Millennium

    Towards a New Sustainable Land Relations Policy, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ben Chigara

    This book constitutes volume two of a two volume examination of development community land issues in Southern Africa. Following from volume one Southern African Development Community Land Issues, this book considers the possibility of a new, sustainable land relations policy for Southern…

    Hardback – 2011-08-31

  • Southern African Development Community Land Issues

    Towards a New Sustainable Land Relations Policy, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ben Chigara

    This book constitutes volume one of a two volume examination of development community land issues in Southern Africa. In this volume, Ben Chigara undertakes a holistic inter-disciplinary evaluation of the legitimacy of colonial and emergent post-colonial rule property rights in affected States of…

    Hardback – 2011-08-26

  • Alternative Food Networks

    Knowledge, Practice, and Politics, 1st Edition

    By David Goodman, E. Melanie DuPuis, Michael K. Goodman

    Farmers’ markets, veggie boxes, local foods, organic products and Fair Trade goods – how have these once novel, "alternative" foods, and the people and networks supporting them, become increasingly familiar features of everyday consumption? Are the visions of "alternative worlds" built on ethics of…

    Hardback – 2011-07-29
    Routledge Studies of Gastronomy, Food and Drink

  • Gender and Rurality

    1st Edition

    By Lia Bryant, Barbara Pini

    The study of gender in rural spaces is still in its infancy. Thus far, there has been little exploration of the constitution of the varied and differing ways that gender is constituted in rural settings. This book will place the question of gender, rurality and difference at its center. The authors…

    Hardback – 2010-07-16
    Routledge International Studies of Women and Place

  • Rural Development Theory and Practice

    1st Edition

    By Ruth McAreavey

    Rural development is inherently viewed as a positive thing; it is seen as something that brings together groups of individuals with automatic positive implications and outcomes. Policy rhetoric frequently uses popular terms such as involvement, participation and power sharing to describe rural…

    Hardback – 2009-05-14
    Routledge Studies in Development and Society

  • Family Farms: Survival and Prospect

    A World-Wide Analysis, 1st Edition

    By Harold Brookfield, Helen Parsons

    Marx, Lenin and Kautsky all regarded family farming as doomed to be split into capitalist farms and proletarian labour. Most modern economists regard family farming as an archaic form of production organization, destined to give way to agribusiness. Family Farms refutes these notions and analyses…

    Hardback – 2007-11-08
    Routledge Studies in Human Geography

  • Global Perspectives on Rural Childhood and Youth

    Young Rural Lives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ruth Panelli, Samantha Punch, Elsbeth Robson

    This collection of international research and collaborative theoretical innovation examines the socio-cultural contexts and negotiations that young people face when growing up in rural settings across the world. This book is strikingly different to a standard edited book of loosely…

    Hardback – 2007-06-25
    Routledge Studies in Human Geography

  • Contemporary Rural Geographies

    Land, property and resources in Britain: Essays in honour of Richard Munton, 1st Edition

    Edited by Hugh Clout

    This book provides a cohesive set of research statements on critical related issues in British rural geography, as well as echoing the priorities identified by an influential figure in British rural geography, Richard Munton. This book demonstrates that the rural world needs to be seen in a far…

    Hardback – 2007-05-17

  • The Crisis of Rural Poverty and Hunger

    An Essay on the Complementarity between Market- and Government-Led Land Reform for its Resolution, 1st Edition

    By M. Riad El-Ghonemy

    M. Riad El-Ghonemy argues that if current trends in government-led and market based land reforms persist the rural poor population in developing countries will continue to rise. Based on nearly half a century of academic and field research this valuable work presents compelling evidence on…

    Hardback – 2007-04-26
    Routledge Studies in Development Economics

  • Rural Governance

    International Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Lynda Cheshire, Vaughan Higgins, Geoffrey Lawrence

    Recent decades have witnessed the transition from the government of rural areas towards processes of governance in which the boundaries between the state and civil society are blurred. As a result, governance is commonly linked to ‘bottom-up’ or community-based approaches to planning and…

    Hardback – 2006-11-06
    Routledge Studies in Human Geography

  • Agricultural Governance

    Globalization and the New Politics of Regulation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Vaughan Higgins, Geoffrey Lawrence

    Food security and sustainability are arguably the most important issues facing the agri-food sector at the beginning of a new millennium. In an era of globalization, where nation states appear to have a diminishing role in governing these matters, the existing and emerging power relations…

    Hardback – 2005-06-16
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • China Along the Yellow River

    Reflections on Rural Society, 1st Edition

    By Cao Jinqing

    This text had a major impact in its original Chinese version. Reviewed in the Far East Economic Review as 'one of the richest portraits of the Chinese countryside published in the reform era', it charts a long journey through the hinterland region of the Yellow River undertaken by the author…

    Hardback – 2004-12-10
    Routledge Studies on the Chinese Economy

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