Reinventing Rural Book

Reinventing Rural

  • Author : Gregory M. Fulkerson
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • File Size : 7,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 2016-10-19
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN 10 : 9781498534109


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This book analyzes contemporary challenges and solutions to problems facing rural communities. The idea of reinvention is offered as a description of how rural communities adapt by changing focus to alternative economic development strategies and by focusing on improved quality of life. The image of rural given is one of dynamism and resiliency.

The Labor of Reinvention Book

The Labor of Reinvention

  • Author : Lin Zhang
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • File Size : 17,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2023-03-07
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 281
  • ISBN 10 : 9780231551298


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From start-up founders in the Chinese equivalent of Silicon Valley to rural villages experiencing an e-commerce boom to middle-class women reselling luxury goods, the rise of internet-based entrepreneurship has affected every part of China. For many, reinventing oneself as an entrepreneur has appeared to be an appealing way to adapt to a changing economy and society. Yet in practice, digital entrepreneurship has also reinforced traditional Chinese ideas about state power, labor, gender, and identity. Lin Zhang explores how the everyday labor of entrepreneurial reinvention is remaking China amid changing geopolitical currents. She tells the stories of people from diverse class, gender, and age backgrounds across rural, urban, and transnational settings in rich detail, providing a multifaceted and ground-level view of the twenty-first-century Chinese economy. Zhang explores the surge in digital entrepreneurialism against the backdrop of global financial crises, the U.S.-China trade war, and the COVID-19 pandemic. She argues that the rise of internet-based industries and practices has simultaneously empowered and exploited digital entrepreneurs and laborers. Despite embracing high-tech innovation, state-led entrepreneurialization does not represent a radical break with the past. It has provided a means for implementing developmental goals while retaining the importance of the traditional family and generating new inequalities. Shedding new light on global capitalism and the digital economy by centering a non-Western perspective, The Labor of Reinvention vividly conveys how the contradictions of entrepreneurialism have played out in China.

Survival of Rural America Book

Survival of Rural America

  • Author : Richard E. Wood
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 16,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105124032546


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Shows how small farming communities--the heart and soul of America--are both besieged and determined to survive, and reveals, through vivid storytelling, how the future of America is being played out on the high plains of Kansas.

New Governance for Rural America Book

New Governance for Rural America

  • Author : Beryl A. Radin
  • Publisher : Rural America
  • File Size : 10,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 266
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:49015002372085


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"An excellent addition to our understanding of rural development and intergovernmental management. Its solid scholarship, enlightened conceptual framework, and clear writing style make it a welcome addition to the field of public policy and administration". -- B. J. Reed, University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Reinventing Chinese Tradition Book

Reinventing Chinese Tradition

  • Author : Ka-ming Wu
  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • File Size : 13,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2015-11-15
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780252097997


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The final destination of the Long March and center of the Chinese Communist Party's red bases, Yan'an acquired mythical status during the Maoist era. Though the city's significance as an emblem of revolutionary heroism has faded, today's Chinese still glorify Yan'an as a sanctuary for ancient cultural traditions. Ka-ming Wu's ethnographic account of contemporary Yan'an documents how people have reworked the revival of three rural practices--paper-cutting, folk storytelling, and spirit cults--within (and beyond) the socialist legacy. Moving beyond dominant views of Yan'an folk culture as a tool of revolution or object of market reform, Wu reveals how cultural traditions become battlegrounds where conflicts among the state, market forces, and intellectuals in search of an authentic China play out. At the same time, she shows these emerging new dynamics in the light of the ways rural residents make sense of rapid social change. Alive with details, Reinventing Chinese Tradition is an in-depth, eye-opening study of an evolving culture and society within contemporary China.

Urban Dependency Book

Urban Dependency

  • Author : Gregory M. Fulkerson
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • File Size : 13,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2020-11-15
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 219
  • ISBN 10 : 9781793623102


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Urban Dependency investigates the risks of urban populations that cannot survive without the massive consumption of basic rural products like food, textiles, fossil fuels, and other energy-rich goods that are harvested by a shrinking rural base. Thomas and Fulkerson argue that though essential, rural workers and communities are poorly compensated for their labor that is both dangerous and highly exploitative. While the rural population is already shrinking, the authors predict that harsh political-economic conditions will only fuel further rural-urban migration, worsening the problem of urban dependency. The authors apply their theory of the energy economy to explore a balance between the supply and demand of energy resources that promotes rural justice.

Place Reinvention Book

Place Reinvention

  • Author : Arvid Viken
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • File Size : 15,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2016-04-08
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317080619


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Through an interdisciplinary range of case studies from across the Northern rim of Europe, this volume shows how place reinvention as a concept affects not only global cities but also marginal regions. Linking place reinvention to the economic, the symbolic and the political production of space, the volume puts forward insights into how 'marginal areas' understand their role in the global competition between places and regions through their branding strategies, playing with representations of the unique and the ordinary, urban and rural, reindustrialization and cultural economy. It also shows how and why some places seem to retain and strengthen their uniqueness, whilst others are losing their local distinctiveness in the struggle to survive.

Interdisciplinary Unsettlings of Place and Space Book

Interdisciplinary Unsettlings of Place and Space

  • Author : Sarah Pinto
  • Publisher : Springer
  • File Size : 19,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2019-04-25
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 307
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811367298


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This book brings together researchers from different fields, traditions and perspectives to examine the ways in which place and space might (be) unsettle(d). Researchers from across the humanities and social sciences have been drawn to the study of place and space since the 1970s, and the term ‘unsettled’ has been an occasional but recurring presence in this body of scholarship. Though it has been used to invoke a range of meanings, from the dangerous to the liberating, the term itself has rarely been at the centre of sustained examination. This collection highlights the idea of the unsettled in the scholarly investigation of place and space. The respective chapters offer a dialogue between a diverse and eclectic group of researchers, crossing significant disciplinary and interdisciplinary boundaries in the process. The purpose of the collection is to juxtapose a range of different approaches to, and perspectives on, the unsettling of place and space. In doing so, Interdisciplinary Unsettlings of Place and Space makes an important contribution and offers new insights into how scholarship and research into different fields and practices may help us re-envision place and space.

Federal Register Book

Federal Register

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 18,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 1998-11-09
  • Genre: Administrative law
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : UIUC:30112059140951


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Agricultural Libraries Information Notes Book

Agricultural Libraries Information Notes

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 13,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre: Agricultural libraries
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : OSU:32435050353929


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Gay Tourism Book

Gay Tourism

  • Author : Oscar Vorobjovas-Pinta
  • Publisher : Channel View Publications
  • File Size : 12,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2021-06-14
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN 10 : 9781845418441


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This book examines the emerging and shifting issues in the field of gay tourism, how these relate to significant societal and technological changes and the implications of these changes for theory, policy and practice. It addresses the political and sociocultural discourses evident within gay tourism consumption and explores the conceptualisations of gay tourism within the contexts of tourist profiles and identities. While gay travel research has been dominated by Western perspectives and traditions, this book incorporates voices from non-Western perspectives and cultures. The volume investigates the value of gay tourism that facilitates our engagement with tourism experiences, leisure opportunities and pleasure. It will be a useful resource for students, lecturers and researchers in tourism, human geography, cultural studies and sociology.

The Australian Country Girl  History  Image  Experience Book

The Australian Country Girl History Image Experience

  • Author : Catherine Driscoll
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • File Size : 5,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 2016-03-23
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317040903


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The Australian Country Girl: History, Image, Experience offers a detailed analysis of the experience and the image of Australian country girlhood. In Australia, 'country girl' names a field of experiences and life-stories by girls and women who have grown up outside of the demographically dominant urban centres. But it also names a set of ideas about Australia that is surprisingly consistent across the long twentieth century despite also working as an index of changing times. For a long period in Australian history, well before Federation and long after it, public and popular culture openly equated 'Australian character' with rural life. This image of Australian-ness sometimes went by the name of the 'bush man', now a staple of Australian history. This has been counterbalanced post World War II and increased immigration, by an image of sophisticated Australian modernity located in multicultural cities. These images of Australia balance rather than contradict one another in many ways and the more cosmopolitan image of Australia is often in dialogue with that preceding image of 'the bush'. This book does not offer a corrective to the story of Australian national identity but rather a fresh perspective on this history and a new focus on the ever-changing experience of Australian rural life. It argues that the country girl has not only been a long-standing counterpart to the Australian bush man she has, more importantly, figured as a point of dialogue between the country and the city for popular culture and for public sphere narratives about Australian society and identity.

Cultures of Crisis in Southeast Europe Book

Cultures of Crisis in Southeast Europe

  • Author : Klaus Roth
  • Publisher : LIT Verlag Münster
  • File Size : 5,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2017-04
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9783643907912


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The history of the Balkan Peninsula of the last two centuries is marked by deep transformations and upheavals. The emergence and disappearance of states, ethnic conflicts and wars, changes of political systems, economic crises, migration movements, and natural disasters are the more visible of such upheavals. Most of them have been experienced as deep crises that forced people to adapt to often radically new situations. All too often crisis management became a permanent way of life. The included essays focus on the cultures of crisis and on the reactions of societies and individuals to them: on their impact on everyday life, on peoples' strategies of coping, on the processes of adaptation, and on peoples' attitudes. (Series: Ethnologia Balkanica, Vol. 19) [Subject: Sociology, Balkan Studies, Politics, Migration, Crisis Management]

Reinvention Roundtable Book

Reinvention Roundtable

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 15,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: Administrative agencies
  • Pages : 92
  • ISBN 10 : IND:30000046855510


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City and Country Book

City and Country

  • Author : Alexander R. Thomas
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • File Size : 20,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2021-06-17
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 491
  • ISBN 10 : 9781793644336


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City and Country traces the evolution of urban-rural systems 7,000 years ago into the modern global order and argues that at the heart of the logic of capitalism is an even deeper logic: urbanization is based on urban dependency.