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Impact of Rural Restructuring on the Time-Space Behavioural Patterns in a Marginal Area

  • Vladimír IraEmail author
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Part of the Perspectives on Geographical Marginality book series (PGEO, volume 4)

Abstract

The contemporary era of rural restructuring in marginal regions of Slovakia follows earlier changes, their pace and persistence in transition period experienced during the last decade of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Their characteristics express the way in which recent rural change has been driven by processes of transformation (modernization, post-communist transition, marginalization, and globalization). The author seeks to analyse recent and contemporary rural restructuring by examining time-space behaviour of people living in small marginal mountainous municipality of Lom nad Rimavicou in Central Slovakia. The applied time-geographic approach is presented and results from three surveys (based on time-space budgets) conducted in the years 1986, 1997 and 2011 are analysed. The processes of rural restructuring and their time-space consequences in individual’s behaviour might lead us to re-think the way in which we approach the changes in rural life.

Keywords

Rural restructuring Marginal region Time-geography Slovakia 

Notes

Acknowledgement

This work was supported by the Scientific Grant Agency VEGAl (grants number 1/0049/18 and 2/0013/18).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of GeographySlovak Academy of SciencesBratislavaSlovakia

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