Originally published in 1990, this volume discusses the broad theme of rural restructuring looking at the nature of rural related responses to global processes of change. This book provides global viewpoints which show readers a more integral and critical analysis on rural areas based on the changing realities of the 1990s.

Introduction: Questions of Rurality Terry Marsden, Philip Lowe and Sarah Whatmore 1. Who is Rural? Or, How to Be Rural: Towards a Sociology of the Rural Marc Mormont 2. Restructuring Agriculture in Advanced Societies: Transformation, Crisis and Responses Patrick Commins 3. Paradigmatic Shift in Agriculture: Global Effects and the Swedish Response Martin Peterson 4. Agricultural Restructuring and Rural Social Change in Australia Geoffrey Lawrence 5. Rural Labour-Market Changes in the United States Gene F. Summers, Francine Horton and Christina Gringeri 6. Class and Change in Rural Britain Paul Cloke and Nigel Thrift 7. Household, Consumption and Livelihood: Ideologies and Issues in Rural Research Nanneke Redclift and Sarah Whatmore.