chapter  10
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ACCESS

Malcolm Moseley's tongue in cheek comment on the nature of social inaccessibility appears in his seminal work Accessibility; The Rural Challenge. It has become increasingly apparent over the last decade that access to rural resources, even more than the local-scale presence or absence of the resources themselves, has become the crucial challenge in rural resource management. A case was made in Chapter 5 that the primary social resource of rural people, and their secondary res­ ource expressions of community and labour, depend in turn on a series of tertiary resources comprising various life-style requirements such as services, housing and income. Furthermore, it can be argued that the successful upkeep of primary and secondary social resources revolves around the maintenance of access to tertiary resources within a dynamic rural environment.