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1. Challenges to habitus: scruffy hedges and weeds in the Irish countryside.

It is established that, in many countries, farmers recognise displayed tidiness in farming practice as indicative of 'good' farming. This paper asks whether Irish farmers share this recognition, and considers how this may affect uptake of agri-environmental schemes and the potential for alterations ...

Author(s) : Burns, L.

Publisher : Wiley, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Sociologia Ruralis 2021 Vol.61 No.1 pp.2-25

2. Social memory of the Greek-Turkish population exchange in daily life: a case study of a tobacco-producing village in Turkey.

This article aims to understand how villagers whose ancestors had to migrate to Turkey from Greece in 1924 as a result of the Greek-Turkish population exchange remember their past. Within a theoretical framework built around the concept of habitus from Bourdieu's oeuvre, social memory, and...

Author(s) : Karakılıç, I. Z.

Publisher : Wiley, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Sociologia Ruralis 2021 Vol.61 No.1 pp.96-115

3. Distributed rural proofing - an essential tool for the future of rural development?

Current rural proofing models are criticised for the inability to perceive detailed and varying local circumstances and the inability to pay attention to dynamics, to changing circumstances and the potential for change. The concept of rural proofing is discussed in this article, along with examples ...

Author(s) : Nordberg, K.

Publisher : Wiley, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Sociologia Ruralis 2021 Vol.61 No.1 pp.141-162 ref.33

4. Whose narrative is it anyway? Narratives of social innovation in rural areas - a comparative analysis of community-led initiatives in Scotland and Spain.

Social innovation is a process in which local communities build social and cultural capital to address challenges and social needs. The diffusion of social innovation requires compelling narratives that encourage people to join them. Using qualitative techniques and a multiple case study...

Author(s) : Vercher, N.; Barlagne, C.; Hewitt, R.; Nijnik, M.; Esparcia, J.

Publisher : Wiley, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Sociologia Ruralis 2021 Vol.61 No.1 pp.163-189 ref.1

5. Availability and spatial inequality of rural infrastructure in Jungle Mahal blocks of Purulia District, India.

Rural infrastructure is fundamental and central to the concept of quality of life as well as human development. The major characteristic of regional development is the constant widening of regional disparity in India after different plan period. Various Finance Commissions and Planning Commissions...

Author(s) : Patra, U. K.; Suman Paul

Publisher : Sage Publications India Pvt Ltd, New Delhi, India

Journal article : Journal of Land and Rural Studies 2021 Vol.9 No.2 pp.309-328 ref.37

6. Designing a sustainable rural livelihood paradigm with emphasis on the human geography.

This research has been done with the aim of designing a sustainable livelihood model with the cooperative village approach using the grounded theory method. The present study is a qualitative research. The study sample includes 30 experts, managers and experts in the field of cooperation throughout ...

Author(s) : Mohammadi, A.; Naajafabadi, M. O.; Poursaeed, A.

Publisher : University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

Journal article : Journal of Rural Research 2021 Vol.12 No.1 pp.194-209 ref.41

7. Evaluation of quality of life and living space in the Balaton destination (Hungary) based on the perceptions of the local residents and the owners of second homes.

The study aims to reveal the evaluation of quality of life (QOL) factors of the local residents and the owners of the second homes from a regional perspective. As a case study we analyse the second most important tourism destination of Hungary, Lake Balaton in terms of evaluation of quality of life ...

Author(s) : Lőrincz, K.; Grósz, A. S.; Csapó, J.

Publisher : Sciendo, Warsaw, Poland

Journal article : European Countryside 2021 Vol.13 No.1 pp.108-129 ref.65

8. Sustainable geographical changes in rural areas: key paths, orientations and limits.

Rural differentiation processes have formed the backbone of rural studies. Owing to the strength of rural-urban and local-global relationships, the theoretical approaches to rural restructuring in the Anglo-Saxon world and new rurality in Latin America only have a limited capacity to explain...

Author(s) : Paniagua, A.

Publisher : MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland

Journal article : Sustainability 2021 Vol.13 No.4 ref.101

9. Digital networking in home-based support of older adults in rural areas: requirements for digital solutions.

Given the increasing numbers of elders in need of support living at home, digital solutions are developed to ensure good home-based care and support. From a perspective of qualitative urban sociology, the presented study aims to provide an overview of existing technologies for communication as well ...

Author(s) : Schelisch, L.; Walter, R.

Publisher : MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland

Journal article : Sustainability 2021 Vol.13 No.4 ref.25

10. Understanding the gendered impact of disasters on women, household dynamics and coping strategies: a case study of Bangladesh.

This chapter discusses the vulnerability of women in Bangladesh, the strategies women adopt to cope and survive in post-disaster periods, and presents firsthand accounts of these dynamics from remote and disaster-prone regions of the country. The data were obtained through household surveys,...

Author(s) : Rezwana, N.

Book chapter : Gender, climate change and livelihoods: vulnerabilities and adaptations 2021 pp.26-37 ref.47

11. Gender and climate change adaptation in livestock production in Tunisia.

This section begins by examining the pattern of women's involvement in livestock livelihoods, and ownership and control of assets (mainly land and livestock) in the study areas. The discussion then moves to changes in gender roles; changes related to climate change; implications and coping...

Author(s) : Najjar, D.; Baruah, B.

Book chapter : Gender, climate change and livelihoods: vulnerabilities and adaptations 2021 pp.143-158 ref.33

12. Empowerment of rural community and its resilience: a case study of a small-scale rural community in a mountainous area in Japan.

Japanese rural communities have experienced an aging population with a drastic decline in its size while more economic functions and workplaces have become concentrated in urban areas. Some rural communities in remote mountainous areas even face the further serious problem of extinction of their...

Author(s) : Inoue, K.

Publisher : International Society of Environmental and Rural Development, Tokyo, Japan

Journal article : International Journal of Environmental and Rural Development 2021 Vol.11 No.1 pp.192-197 ref.12

13. Accessibility of rural life space on the Jianghan Plain, China: the role of livelihood.

This article aims to contribute to the relationship between accessibility of rural life space and rural livelihood capital and transitions in rural central China. Employing data produced from a household survey, we developed a composite index for accessibility of rural life space incorporating...

Author(s) : Zhuo RongRong; Rosenberg, M.; Yu Bin; Guo XinWei; Wang MingJie

Publisher : MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland

Journal article : International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2021 Vol.18 No.3 ref.94

14. A culture of burning: social-ecological memory, social learning and adaptation in Australian volunteer fire brigades.

While Australian government agencies are increasingly emphasizing the need to "build community resilience" to bushfires, communities in many rural landscapes have a strong history of actively managing fire risk, in particular through involvement in volunteer fire brigades. This paper explores...

Author(s) : Dickson-Hoyle, S.; Beilin, R.; Reid, K.

Publisher : Routledge, Philadelphia, USA

Journal article : Society & Natural Resources 2021 Vol.34 No.3 pp.311-330 ref.66

15. Addressing research fatigue in energy communities: new tools to prepare researchers for better community engagement.

Two innovative educational products aimed at improving the quality of human-subjects research in and around energy-impacted communities are introduced here. The educational materials include: (1) a self-paced online education course titled "Understanding and Addressing Research Fatigue in Rural...

Author(s) : Taylor, S.; Walsh, K. B.; Theodori, G. L.; Jacquet, J.; Kroepsch, A.; Haggerty, J. H.

Publisher : Routledge, Philadelphia, USA

Journal article : Society & Natural Resources 2021 Vol.34 No.3 pp.403-408 ref.5

16. Assessing cost-effectiveness with equity of a programme targeting marginalised girls in secondary schools in Tanzania.

Cost-effectiveness studies rarely pay explicit attention to whether resources are used effectively to benefit the most marginalised. By linking a quasi-experimental design with detailed financial information, we analyse the cost-effectiveness of the Campaign for Female Education (CAMFED)'s...

Author(s) : Sabates, R.; Rose, P.; Alcott, B.; Delprato, M.

Publisher : Routledge, Abingdon, UK

Journal article : Journal of Development Effectiveness 2021 Vol.13 No.1 pp.28-46 ref.30

17. Conceptualizations and experiences of citizenship among rural retirement migrants.

This qualitative research explores how retirement migrants articulate and experience rural citizenship. In doing so, it examines the factors that influence the rights, responsibilities, and everyday practices of retirement migrants as rural citizens. Thirty-nine semi-structured interviews were...

Author(s) : Winterton, R.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Geoforum 2021 Vol.122 pp.74-81

18. Family, work and rurality in the Cuban context: configurations and realities.

The present work made a brief approximation of the family-work relationship, in rural settings of Cuba, from an approach that transcends the economic dimension with which these topics have traditionally been treated. Subjective and relational dynamics, commonly invisible in these lines of research, ...

Foreign Title :Familia, trabajo y ruralidad en el contexto Cubano: configuraciones y realidades.

Author(s) : Hidalgo López-Chávez, V.; Hidalgo, R. L.

Publisher : Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales, Programa Cuba, Universidad de La Habana, Havana, Cuba

Journal article : Estudios del Desarrollo Social: Cuba y América Latina 2021 Vol.9 No.1 pp.197-215 ref.17

19. Youth and the rural economy in Africa: hard work and hazard.

This book unites recent findings from quantitative and qualitative research from across Africa to illuminate how young men and women engage with the rural economy and imagine their futures, and how development policies and interventions can find traction with these realities. Its 10 chapters are...

Book : Youth and the rural economy in Africa: hard work and hazard 2021 pp.xiii + 184 pp. ref.many

20. Are Africa's rural youth abandoning agriculture?

This chapter presents evidence concerning young people's engagement with the rural economy in Africa, and uses this evidence to ask whether young people are indeed leaving agriculture en masse, and if so, what they are doing instead. The focus is on broad patterns of engagement, and how these are...

Author(s) : Flynn, J.; Sumberg, J.

Book chapter : Youth and the rural economy in Africa: hard work and hazard 2021 pp.43-57 ref.many

21. Mobility and the rural landscape of opportunity.

This chapter looks at young women's and men's strategies for mobility in rural economies in Uganda, Ethiopia, Nigeria and Côte d'Ivoire. It draws on livelihood, life history and photo-voice interviews, as well as focus group discussions, with young people across 16 sites in the four countries. The...

Author(s) : Thorsen, D.; Yeboah, T.

Book chapter : Youth and the rural economy in Africa: hard work and hazard 2021 pp.78-91 ref.35

22. The social landscape of education and work in rural sub-Saharan Africa.

This chapter draws on qualitative research into youth livelihoods in four sub-Saharan African countries that has addressed the local social dynamics of work and education from the perspectives of young people themselves. Firstly, it illuminates the extent to which the youth in the four different...

Author(s) : Crossouard, B.; Dunne, M.; Szyp, C.

Book chapter : Youth and the rural economy in Africa: hard work and hazard 2021 pp.125-140 ref.many

23. Are rural young people stuck in waithood?

This chapter interrogates the increasingly popular notion of waithood, and particularly the idea that most young people are stuck permanently in waithood because they cannot enter the labour market. Based on empirical data gathered from young rural women and men in Uganda, Ethiopia and Nigeria, the ...

Author(s) : Oosterom, M.

Book chapter : Youth and the rural economy in Africa: hard work and hazard 2021 pp.141-154 ref.many

24. Young people's imagined futures.

This chapter explores the futures that rural young people in Africa imagine for themselves, and how they relate to both their current engagement with the rural economy, and the narrative that suggests a widely held desire to abandon agriculture and rural areas. Beyond imagined future economic...

Author(s) : Yeboah, T.; Crossouard, B.; Flynn, J.

Book chapter : Youth and the rural economy in Africa: hard work and hazard 2021 pp.155-172 ref.40

25. Ecosystem services and gender in rural areas of Nicaragua: different perceptions about the landscape.

The study of Ecosystem services (ES) is a prolific field of research. Despite the great biological and cultural diversity, in Latin America, research in this field has been growing at a much slower rate than in the rest of the world. The study of ES is called upon to contribute to informed...

Author(s) : Cifuentes-Espinosa, J. A.; Feintrenie, L.; Gutiérrez-Montes, I.; Sibelet, N.

Publisher : Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Ecosystem Services 2021 Vol.50 ref.63