ABSTRACT

This book examines the 'other' side of the countryside, a place also inhabited (and visited) by women, children, teenagers, the elderly, gay men and lesbians, black and ethnic minorities, the unemployed and the poor. These groups have remained largely excluded by both rural policies and the representations of rural culture.
The book charts the experiences of these marginalised groups and sets this exploration within the context of postmodern, poststructuralist, postcolonial and late feminist analysis. This theoretical framework reveals how notions of the rural have been created to reflect and reinforce divisions amongst those living in the countryside.

chapter 1|17 pages

INTRODUCTION: OTHER COUNTRYSIDES?

ByPaul Cloke, Jo Little

chapter 2|31 pages

OF OTHER RURALS?

ByChris Philo

chapter 5|14 pages

ANTI-IDYLL

chapter 6|13 pages

MAKING SPACE

chapter 7|15 pages

RURALITY AND ‘CULTURES OF WOMANHOOD’

chapter 9|21 pages

LITTLE FIGURES, BIG SHADOWS

chapter 10|17 pages

CONTESTING LATER LIFE

BySarah Harper

chapter 11|21 pages

ETHNICITY AND THE RURAL ENVIRONMENT1

ByJulian Agyeman, Rachel Spooner

chapter 12|14 pages

ENDANGERING THE SACRED

chapter 14|20 pages

POOR COUNTRY

chapter 15|13 pages

CONCLUSION