Book Volume 107 2013

Shaping Rural Areas in Europe

Perceptions and Outcomes on the Present and the Future


ISBN: 978-94-007-6795-9 (Print) 978-94-007-6796-6 (Online)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-ix

  2. Chapter

    Pages 1-8

    What Is Shaping Rural Areas in Europe? Introduction

  3. Living in the Rural: New and Old Actors and Their Visions on Rurality

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 9-9

    2. Chapter

      Pages 11-23

      Running Wild in the Country?: Mobilising Rural In-Migration

    3. Chapter

      Pages 25-39

      Translating Ex-Urban Dwellers’ Rural Representations into Residential Practices and Rural Futures

    4. Chapter

      Pages 41-55

      Perceptions and Appropriations of Discourses in the National Park Island of Ons (Galicia, Spain)

    5. Chapter

      Pages 57-73

      Having, Loving, Being in the Periphery: Interpretations of Locality in the National Landscape of Koli, Eastern Finland

    6. Chapter

      Pages 75-92

      Projecting the ‘Disadvantaged’: Project Class, Scale Hopping and the Creation of Ruralities

  4. Consuming and Representing the Rural

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 93-93

    2. Chapter

      Pages 95-108

      The Pastoral Ideal in Portugal: From Literature to Touristic Practices

    3. Chapter

      Pages 109-128

      Mediating Rurality, History and Exclusivity in Pousadas de Portugal

    4. Chapter

      Pages 129-146

      McRural, No Rural or What Rural? – Some Reflections on Rural Reconfiguration Processes Based on the Promotion of Schist Villages Network, Portugal

    5. Chapter

      Pages 147-163

      Connecting Food Memories with the Rural: The Case of Portuguese and British Consumers

    6. Chapter

      Pages 165-180

      Does the Countryside Still Feed the Country? Producing and Reproducing the Rural in Transylvania

    7. Chapter

      Pages 181-195

      In Search of the Rurban Idyll? Developing the Residential Rural Areas in Finland

    8. Chapter

      Pages 197-212

      The Foraged Countryside: Perceptions of Nature and Culture in Four Encounters with Fungi

    9. Chapter

      Pages 213-226

      The Rurality Reinvention Discourse: Urban Demands, Expectations and Representations in the Construction of an Urban Rurality Project

    10. Chapter

      Pages 227-245

      Cross-Cultural Perceptions and Discourses Between Rural and Urban in Galicia

    11. Chapter

      Pages 247-254

      Concluding Remarks on Perceived and Lived Ruralities and the Future of Rural Europe

  5. Back Matter

    Pages 255-268