Rural Wales in the Twenty-First Century

Society, Economy and Environment

Editor(s): Paul Milbourne

Language: English

Genre(s): Welsh Interest

  • October 2011 · 336pages · 216x138mm

  • ·Paperback - 9780708324349
  • · eBook - epub - 9780708326381
  • · eBook - mobi - 9780708326398
  • · eBook - pdf - 9780708324356

About The Book

This book explores the changing relations between people, place and environment in rural Wales in the twenty first century and provides new understandings of rural geography and rural sociology.


'This book provides the most complete survey to date of the dynamic rural geographies of rural Wales, written by Wales' leading observers of countryside change. In so doing, the book makes a highly significant contribution to the canon of rural geography literature, and deserves to be read by researchers and educators across the world.' Professor Paul Cloke, Professor of Human Geography, University of Exeter


1. Introduction Paul Milbourne Part 1: Society and Community 2. The Englishing of Rural Wales? Migration, conflict and integration in community life Graham Day 3. The Social and Cultural Impacts of English Migration to Rural Wales Paul Milbourne 4. ‘Alternative’ Communities in Rural Wales Keith Halfacree 5. Community Action in Rural Wales Graham Gardner Part 2: Economy and Employment 6. Poles Apart? Migrant Workers in Rural Wales Michael Woods 7. Exploring Rural Labour Market Relationships: The persistence of the low-skills economy in rural areas of Wales Lawrence Kitchen and Terry Marsden 8. Market Towns in Rural Wales: A differentiated geography Michael Woods 9. A Regional Response to a Global Issue: The eco-economy and sustainable development in rural Wales Lawrence Kitchen Part 3: Farming and Food 10. Farming and agri-food in Wales: The new agenda. Terry Marsden 11. Foodscapes and Landscapes: The gastro-geographies of Wales Kevin Morgan Part 4: Welfare and Services 12. Deep Rural Communities: Exploring Service provision in rural Wales Kate Moles and Jonathan Radcliffe 13. Poverty in Rural Wales: Material hardships, social inclusions and landscape Paul Milbourne Part 5: Environment 14. Environmental Sustainability of, by and for Rural Wales Richard Cowell 15. Forestry and the Challenge of Post-industrial Transformation: A study of the mid-Wales uplands Nerys Owens 16. Conclusion Paul Milbourne

About the Editor(s)

Paul Milbourne

Paul Milbourne is Professor of Human Geography in the School of Geography and Planning and the Head of School and Director of Cardiff University's Centre for Research on Environment, Society and Space.

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