Emerging representations of rurality

Abstract : Currently in recomposition, rurality gives a great diversity of figures. We propose to give more precise explanations about what rurality stands for. Based on three on-going researches, this paper investigates the notion of rurality in several discourses, those of stakeholders in public policies and those of everyday actors. This paper will also review briefly the evolution of the notion of rurality in the french context. The three case studies are based on a qualitative methodology, using the semi-directive interview to collect data. Focusing on emerging figures of rurality suggests the complexity of the representations of rurality. However, it can be clarified by some figures referring to the relationships between rural and urban as embedded.
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Mélanie Gambino, Sandrine Bacconnier-Baylet, Sébastien Rayssac. Emerging representations of rurality. Europe at the Margins: EU Regional Policy, Peripherality and Rurality, Regional Studies Association, Apr 2004, Angers, France. ⟨hal-01278653⟩



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