The Handbook of Rural Studies represents the vitality and theoretical innovation at work in rural studies. It shows how political economy and the "cultural turn" have led to very significant new thinking in the cultural representations of: rurality; nature; sustainability; new economies; power and rurality; new consumerism; and exclusion and rurality.It is organized in three sections: approaches to rural studies; rural research: key theoretical co-ordinates and new rural relations.In a rich and textured discussion, the Handbook of Rural Studies explains the key moments in which the theorization of culture, nature, politics, agency, and space in rural contexts have transmitted ideas back into wider social science.

Landscapes of Desires?

Landscapes of desires?
E. MelanteDuPuis

What distinguishes the map from the tracing is that it is entirely oriented toward an experimentation in contact with the real. The map does not reproduce an unconscious closed in upon itself; it constructs the unconscious.… It can be drawn on a wall, conceived of as a work of art, constructed as a political action or as a meditation.

(Deleuze and Guatarri, 1987: 12)

In his Prologue to Nature's Metropolis, William Cronon tells a story about travelling as a child from the Midwestern countryside into the City of Chicago. He saw that city as ‘a cancer on an otherwise beautiful landscape’ in which ‘I had no wish to linger’. What, he later ponders, made him reject Chicago and embrace the countryside ...

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