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

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Abstract

The previous chapters dealt with the effects of urban perceptions of rural spaces and the consequent demands on rurality on the present and future configurations of rural territories in Europe in the early twenty-first century. The conference session from which most of these chapters evolved addressed some key questions. These were: How the rural is perceived nowadays? To what extent do these perceptions shape the reconfiguration or reinvention of rural areas? What type of disputes over rural areas do they facilitate? What happens to the lives and living spaces of rural dwellers? Answering these and some other relevant questions from different disciplinary perspectives mainly anthropology, sociology and geography), the contributions gathered in this volume provide a diversity of empirical case studies as well as theoretical and methodological approaches which may soundly contribute to foster the debate and the understanding of the processes shaping rural areas and rurality, focusing in particular on the links between urban perceptions of rurality and the daily lives of rural dwellers.

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  • Rural Development
  • European Environmental Agency
  • Rural Dweller
  • City Dweller
  • Rural Tourism

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Silva, L. (2013). Concluding Remarks on Perceived and Lived Ruralities and the Future of Rural Europe. In: Silva, L., Figueiredo, E. (eds) Shaping Rural Areas in Europe. GeoJournal Library, vol 107. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-6796-6_16

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