The New Countryside? (Hardcover)
Ethnicity, Nation and Exclusion in Contemporary Rural Britain
Policy Press, 9781861347961, 272pp.
Publication Date: March 22, 2006
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This book explores issues of ethnicity, identity and racialised exclusion in rural Britain, in depth and for the first time. It questions what the countryside 'is', problematises who is seen as belonging to rural spaces, and argues for the recognition of a rural multiculture.The book brings together the latest and most extensive research findings to provide an authoritative account of current theory, policy and practice. Using interdisciplinary frameworks and new empirical data, the book provides a critical and comprehensive account of the shifting, contested connections between rurality, national identity and ethnicity; discusses the relationships between ethnicity, exclusion, policy, practice and research in a range of rural settings - from the experiences of gypsy traveller children in schools to attempts to encourage black and minority ethnic visitors to National Parks and contributes towards establishing the 'rural-ethnicity-nation' relationship as a key consideration on political and policy agendas."The new countryside?" is essential reading for students, academics and researchers in a wide range of disciplines including: sociology; geography; social policy; and cultural, rural and environment studies. It will also be an invaluable resource for practitioners and policy makers across a wide range of sectors and services.
About the Author
Julian Agyeman is professor of urban and environmental policy and planning at Tufts University. He is co-founder and editor of the international journal Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability, and his books include Just Sustainabilities: Development in an Unequal World, Sustainable Communities and the Challenge of Environmental Justice, and Cultivating Food Justice: Race, Class and Sustainability.
Praise For The New Countryside?: Ethnicity, Nation and Exclusion in Contemporary Rural Britain…
An excellent text which makes a valuable contribution to our understanding of racism and ethnicity in rural Britain. I shall be recommending the book to both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Ian Law, Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies, University of Leeds, UK
... a thorough, well assembled and absorbing volume ... This is a well-constructed edited collection that makes a valuable contribution to debates surrounding ethnicity and exclusion in rural Britain ... this book provides an excellent analysis of problems in contemporary rural Britain, and will be invaluable reading for anyone with an interest in these issues. Cultural Geographies