Once upon a country side..

Author: GinAus

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781491836071

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 134

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This story is about Mina, a young girl who adores her family. Because of circumstances, she experiences a separation from her parents. Though she suffers some loss of identity, she also learns how to cope with coming of age. She learns the value of friendship and that things are usually not free in life. With the help and support of very special loved ones, she finds her inner capacity to accept life as it comes and make the best of it.
The New Countryside?

Author: Sarah Neal

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1861347952

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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Focusing on the countryside, this book explores issues of ethnicity, identity and racialised exclusion in rural Britain. It questions what the countryside 'is', problematises who is seen as belonging to rural spaces, and argues for the recognition of a rural multiculture.
Contested Countryside Cultures

Author: Paul Cloke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134769551

Category: Science

Page: 304

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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.
Rural Rides: Pictures of 19th-Century Countryside

Author: William Cobbett

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: EAN:4064066310028

Category: Political Science

Page: 634

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Rural Rides is the book for which the English journalist, agriculturist and political reformer William Cobbett is best known. At the time of writing Rural Rides, in the early 1820s, Cobbett was a radical anti-Corn Law campaigner. He embarked on a series of journeys by horseback through the countryside of Southeast England and the English Midlands. He wrote down what he saw from the points of view both of a farmer and a social reformer. The result documents the early 19th-century countryside and its people as well as giving free vent to Cobbett's opinions
Cities Surround The Countryside

Author: Robin Visser

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822392774

Category: History

Page: 373

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Denounced as parasitical under Chairman Mao and devalued by the norms of traditional Chinese ethics, the city now functions as a site of individual and collective identity in China. Cities envelop the countryside, not only geographically and demographically but also in terms of cultural impact. Robin Visser illuminates the cultural dynamics of three decades of radical urban development in China. Interpreting fiction, cinema, visual art, architecture, and urban design, she analyzes how the aesthetics of the urban environment have shaped the emotions and behavior of people and cultures, and how individual and collective images of and practices in the city have produced urban aesthetics. By relating the built environment to culture, Visser situates postsocialist Chinese urban aesthetics within local and global economic and intellectual trends. In the 1980s, writers, filmmakers, and artists began to probe the contradictions in China’s urbanization policies and rhetoric. Powerful neorealist fiction, cinema, documentaries, paintings, photographs, performances, and installations contrasted forms of glittering urban renewal with the government’s inattention to a livable urban infrastructure. Narratives and images depicting the melancholy urban subject came to illustrate ethical quandaries raised by urban life. Visser relates her analysis of this art to major transformations in urban planning under global neoliberalism, to the development of cultural studies in the Chinese academy, and to ways that specific cities, particularly Beijing and Shanghai, figure in the cultural imagination. Despite the environmental and cultural destruction caused by China’s neoliberal policies, Visser argues for the emergence of a new urban self-awareness, one that offers creative resolutions for the dilemmas of urbanism through new forms of intellectual engagement in society and nascent forms of civic governance.
Creating the Countryside

Author: Melanie Dupuis

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 9781566393607

Category: Social Science

Page: 346

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What does it mean to save nature and rural life? Do people know whatthey are trying to save and what they mean by "save"? As the answers tothese questions become more and more unclear, so, too do the concepts of"environment," "wilderness," and "country."From the abuse of the Amazon rain forest to how Vermont has beenmarketed as the ideal rural place, this collection looks at what thecountryside is, should be, or can be from the perspective of people whoare actively involved in such debates. Each contributor examines theunderlying tendencies-and subsequent policies-that separate country from city, developed land from wilderness, and human activity from natural processes. The editors argue in their introduction that these dualisticcategories limit our ability to think about environmental and rural problems and hamper our ability to formulate practical, realistic, and just solutions.This book's interpretive approach to the natural world explores why people make artificial distinctions between nature and culture, and how people can create new forms of sustainable development in terms of real problems and real places. Author note: E. Melanie DuPuis is Economic Development Policy Analyst covering environmental policy at the New York State Department of Economic Development. >P>Peter Vandergeest is Senior Fellow on the Faculty ofEnvironmental Studies at York University, and Assistant Professor of Pacific and Asian Studies at the University of Victoria.
The Rural Economy and the British Countryside

Author: Paul Allanson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134062744

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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Mention of the British countryside commonly evokes visions of pastoral contentment; but the nature of rural Britain has changed dramatically since 1945. The declining importance of farming as a source of income and employment in the course of this century has undermined the simple identity of the rural economy with the agricultural sector. The social composition of many villages has been transformed by incomers who commute to nearby towns and cities for their work. And EU policy is playing an increasingly important role in both the regulation of the countryside and the promotion of development through structural assistance programmes. The Rural Economy and the British Countryside offers critical perspectives on the changing profile of rural Britain by leading contributors in the field. It considers the meaning of the term rural' and what might constitute a sustainable rural economy; present and future patterns of rural development; the role of markets; natural resource management; agricultural pollution; marketing policies in the a 'cultural sector; environmental valuation techniques; rural policies and politics; and the future of the rural political economy. Written by a team of experts at the Centre for Rural Economy, which took a leading role in the debate surrounding preparation of the 1995 Pural White Paper, the book is ideal for students of rural and environmental policy, countryside management, planning and recreation, rural geography, and agriculture and environmental studies courses.
The Unquiet Countryside

Author: G. E. Mingay

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000510270

Category: History

Page: 146

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First published in 1989 The Unquiet Countryside chronicles rural crime and unrest in the English countryside from seventeenth century down to the end of the Victorian era. The authors highlight some of the most striking aspects of the countryside of the past: the extent and nature of rural crime and protest; riots over food; the Swing riots of 1830; poaching, arson, and animal maiming; the relations between landowners and the rural community; and the eventual new outlet for farmworkers in the growth of labour organizations. The volume expands our understanding of the rural past and directs new light on Britain’s rural heritage. This book is an essential read for scholars and researchers of British history, agricultural history, and history in general.
Traditional Buildings of the English Countryside

Author: Geoffrey R. Sharpe

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857731234

Category: Architecture

Page: 240

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No other country offers so rich and varied a heritage of traditional buildings as England. From windmills to water mills, cottages to castles, dovecotes to beeboles a wealth of treasures await discovery. Drawing upon forty years' experience of caring for historic structures Geoffrey R. Sharpe provides a simple but informed guide to these delights and curiosities of the English countryside. He explains not just the purpose of these buildings but the part they played in the history of the countryside, showing how the buildings evolved and the ways in which people lived and worked in them. He uses his expert knowledge to explain the differences in materials, how they were worked, and the many regional variations to be enjoyed. The result is an invaluable guide that will enhance the reader's understanding and appreciation of England's rich and varied heritage.