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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 85 new and published books in the subject of Rural Studies — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Rural Transformations and Rural Policies in the US and UK

    Edited by Mark Shucksmith, David L. Brown, Sally Shortall, Jo Vergunst, Mildred E. Warner

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development and Society

    This book examines the transformations of rural society and economy in the UK and US during the last half-century, and explores the significance of these trends and changes for community sustainability, quality of life and the environment. While both the UK and US are highly urbanised, rural people...

    Published April 8th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Integrated Models in Geography (Routledge Revivals)

    By Richard Chorley, Peter Haggett

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1967, this book explores the theme of geographical generalization, or model building. It is composed of five of the chapters from the original Models in Geography, published in 1967. The first chapter broadly outlines this theme and examines the nature and function of generalized...

    Published April 7th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Seasonal Workers in Mediterranean Agriculture

    The Social Costs of Eating Fresh

    Edited by Jörg Gertel, Sarah Ruth Sippel

    Series: Earthscan Food and Agriculture

    Over the last three decades there has been a rapid expansion of intensive production of fresh fruit and vegetables in the Mediterranean regions of south and west Europe. Much of this depends on migrating workers for seasonal labour, including from Eastern Europe, North Africa and Latin America....

    Published April 6th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Global Horseracing Industry

    Social, Economic, Environmental and Ethical Perspectives

    By Phil McManus, Glenn Albrecht, Raewyn Graham

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    Horseracing, thoroughbred breeding and gambling on racing are global industries worth several hundred billion dollars. They are also industries facing serious challenges, from the rise of alternative forms of leisure gambling to concerns about the ethical treatment of animals in all equestrian...

    Published March 27th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Ethical Trade, Gender and Sustainable Livelihoods

    Women Smallholders and Ethicality in Kenya

    By Kiah Smith

    Fair and ethical trade is often criticized for being highly gendered, and for institutionalizing the ethical values of consumers, the priorities of NGOs and governments, and most of all, food retailers. But little is known about how women smallholder farmers experience diverse ethical...

    Published March 19th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus

    Lessons from India for Development

    Edited by M. Dinesh Kumar, Nitin Bassi, A. Narayanamoorthy, M.V.K. Sivamohan

    Series: Earthscan Studies in Natural Resource Management

    It is becoming increasingly recognized that for the optimal sustainable development and use of natural resources, an integrated approach to water management, agriculture, food security and energy is required. This "nexus" is now the focus of major attention by researchers, policy-makers and...

    Published February 17th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Alternative Food Networks

    Knowledge, Practice, and Politics

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

    Series: Routledge Studies of Gastronomy, Food and Drink

    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...

    Published December 18th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Citizenship

    By Richard Yarwood

    Series: Key Ideas in Geography

    The idea of citizenship is widely used in daily life. ‘Citizenship tests’ are used to determine who can inhabit a country; ‘citizen charters’ have been used to prescribe levels of service provision; ‘citizens’ juries’ are used in planning or policy enquiries; ‘citizenship’ lessons are taught in...

    Published December 12th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Gender Research in Natural Resource Management

    Building Capacities in the Middle East and North Africa

    Edited by Malika Abdelali-Martini, Aden Aw-Hassan

    Series: Earthscan Studies in Natural Resource Management

    The aim of this book is to highlight the role that gender research can play in understanding natural resource management and rural development issues in the Middle East and North Africa region and how hands-on training and mentoring can be used as a capacity enhancement approach...

    Published December 12th 2013 by Routledge

  10. The Neoliberal Regime in the Agri-Food Sector

    Crisis, Resilience, and Restructuring

    Edited by Steven A. Wolf, Alessandro Bonanno

    Series: Earthscan Food and Agriculture

    For the last three decades, the Neoliberal regime, emphasising economic growth through deregulation, market integration, expansion of the private sector, and contraction of the welfare state has shaped production and consumption processes in agriculture and food. These institutional arrangements...

    Published December 10th 2013 by Routledge