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Translocal ruralism: Mobility and Connectivity in European Rural Spaces
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Human Geography.
Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology, University Institute of Lisbon (CIES-IUL).
2012 (English)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Rural areas are often viewed as isolated and stagnating areas and urban areas as their opposites. Against such a backdrop, this book seeks to unveil a set of dynamics that view rural areas as ‘translocal’ in the sense that they are ‘changing’ and ‘inter­connected’. Social transformations take place in rural areas as the result of intense exchanges between different people, settings and geographies. Accordingly, rural-urban but also rural-rural interrelations on international and national scales are strongly contributing to rural change. Translocal ruralism is exemplified through the analysis of local and global migratory flows, the activities of rural firms in national and glo­bal arenas, the spread of different forms of transportation and dislocation, and the growing information society, which enables rural spaces to be connected to the world and improves new ways of interconnection and sociability practices.

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Dordrecht: Springer Publishing Company, 2012. , 221 p.
, GeoJournal Library, ISSN 0924-5499 ; 103
Keyword [en]
Counter urbanisation process - Ethnography - Euclidean and relational space in Business networks - European rural spaces - Golaka Dhama - Internal and international migrants - Linking nodes - Marginalisation and urbanisation - Migration - Mobilities and social change - Regional development - Rural Swedish labour markets - Rural areas - Rural-urban relationships - Spatial (im)mobilities - Transformation of rural-urban connections - Translocal ruralism - Transnational mobilities
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Social Sciences
Research subject
Human Geography
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-66066DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-2315-3ISBN: 978-94-007-2314-6OAI: diva2:466828
When the world goes rural: are international migrants transforming the Swedish countryside
Available from: 2011-12-16 Created: 2011-12-16 Last updated: 2013-10-07Bibliographically approved

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