Rural Studies Products

  • Elements of Visual Design in the Landscape

    3rd Edition

    By Simon Bell

    What makes a visually appealing landscape? How can the design and use of a landscape be harmonized? In this significantly revised and updated third edition of Simon Bell's seminal text, he further explores the answers to these questions by interrogating a range of design principles, applications…

    Paperback – 2019-08-30
    Routledge

  • Rural Development

    1st Edition

    By Adam Pain, Kjell Hansen

    Rural Development is a textbook that critically examines economic, social and cultural aspects of rural development efforts both in the global north and in the global south. By consistently using examples from the north and the south the book highlights similarities of processes as well as…

    Paperback – 2019-06-25
    Routledge

  • Nature's Matrix

    Linking Agriculture, Biodiversity Conservation and Food Sovereignty, 2nd Edition

    By Ivette Perfecto, John Vandermeer, Angus Wright

    When first published in 2009, Nature’s Matrix set out a radical new approach to the conservation of biodiversity. This new edition pushes the frontier of the biodiversity/agriculture debate further, making an even stronger case for the need to transform agriculture and support small- and…

    Paperback – 2019-06-24
    Routledge

  • Natural Resource Conflicts and Sustainable Development

    1st Edition

    Edited by E. Gunilla Almered Olsson, Pernille Gooch

    Providing both a theoretical background and practical examples of natural resource conflict, this volume explores the pressures on natural resources leading to scarcity and conflict.  It is shown that the causes and driving forces behind natural resource conflicts are diverse, complex and…

    Paperback – 2019-04-17
    Routledge
    Earthscan Studies in Natural Resource Management

  • Agricultural Landscapes

    Seeing Rural Through Design, 1st Edition

    By Dewey Thorbeck

    Agricultural Landscapes: Seeing Rural Through Design follows on from the author’s previous books, Rural Design and Architecture and Agriculture, to encourage using design thinking to provide greater meaning and understanding of places where humans live and work with the rural landscape. Rural areas…

    Paperback – 2019-03-07
    Routledge

  • Agricultural and Agribusiness Law

    An Introduction for Non-Lawyers, 2nd Edition

    By Theodore A. Feitshans

    This introductory textbook provides an overview of the concepts necessary for an understanding of agricultural and agribusiness law. The text will help students of land-based industries with little or no legal background to appreciate and identify issues that may require referral or consultation…

    Paperback – 2019-03-01
    Routledge

  • The New Peasantries

    Rural Development in Times of Globalization, 2nd Edition

    By Jan Douwe van der Ploeg

    When first published in 2008, The New Peasantries revolutionized our ways of thinking of what constitutes the peasantry and repeasantization. It showed how a new era of empire and globalization was creating new forms of peasantry. This new edition is thoroughly revised, with a reorganization of…

    Paperback – 2018-06-14
    Routledge
    Earthscan Food and Agriculture

  • The Earthscan Reader on Gender and Forests

    1st Edition

    Edited by Carol J. Pierce Colfer, Marlène Elias, Bimbika Sijapati Basnett, Susan Stevens Hummel

    There is currently much interest in mainstreaming gender in natural resource management, including forestry. This reader provides a collection of key articles on gender and forests published over the last 30 years. Including an editorial introduction and overview, it provides an accessible…

    Paperback – 2017-06-07
    Routledge
    Earthscan Reader Series

  • Agriculture and Rural Development in a Globalizing World

    Challenges and Opportunities, 1st Edition

    Edited by Prabhu Pingali, Gershon Feder

    Rapid structural transformation and urbanization are transforming agriculture and food production in rural areas across the world. This textbook provides a comprehensive review and assessment of the multi-faceted nature of  agriculture and rural development, particularly in the developing…

    Paperback – 2017-05-09
    Routledge
    Earthscan Food and Agriculture

  • Planning for Small Town Change

    1st Edition

    By Neil Powe, Trevor Hart

    Change is inevitable in all communities: they both grow and decline. Planning is a means by which we have sought to manage this change. It has not always succeeded in providing the types of settlements and environments which many residents and others want, either because it is operating with…

    Paperback – 2017-02-27
    Routledge
    RTPI Library Series

  • Global Foodscapes

    Oppression and resistance in the life of food, 1st Edition

    By Alistair Fraser

    What we eat – as well as how it is produced, processed, moved, sold, and used by our bodies seems to matter like never before. Global Foodscapes takes on this topicality and asks readers to think about how we are all involved in the making of an odd and, in many ways, troubling and contested food…

    Paperback – 2016-08-08
    Routledge

  • The Sociology of Food and Agriculture

    2nd Edition

    By Michael Carolan

    In this second edition of The Sociology of Food and Agriculture, students are provided with a substantially revised and updated introductory text to this emergent field. The book begins with the recent development of agriculture under capitalism and neo-liberal regimes, and the transformation of…

    Paperback – 2016-02-10
    Routledge
    Earthscan Food and Agriculture

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