Shaping Rural Areas in Europe

Perceptions and Outcomes on the Present and the Future

  • Luís Silva
  • Elisabete Figueiredo

Part of the GeoJournal Library book series (GEJL, volume 107)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Luís Silva, Elisabete Figueiredo
    Pages 1-8
  3. Living in the Rural: New and Old Actors and Their Visions on Rurality

  4. Consuming and Representing the Rural

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 255-268

About this book


Shaping Rural Areas in Europe. Perceptions and Outcomes on the Present and the Future sets out to investigate the effect of urban perceptions about the rural and consequent demands on rurality on the present and future configurations of rural territories in Europe in the early twenty-first century. This volume presents and discusses a broad range of case studies and theoretical and methodological approaches from different academic fields, mainly Anthropology, Sociology and Geography.


Describing rural Finland International Society for Ethnology and Folklore Promotion of Schist Villages Network Rural Development in Hungary Rural In-Migration Rural and Urban in Galicia, Spain Rural idyll and development Rural in Transylvanian contexts Rural reconfiguration and restructuring Rural tourism Rurality in Pousadas de Portugal Social perceptions of the rural Uses of organic and local foods in Britain Uses of organic and local foods in Portugal shaping rural areas in 21st Century Europe

Editors and affiliations

  • Luís Silva
    • 1
  • Elisabete Figueiredo
    • 2
  1. 1., (CRIA/FCSH-UNL)Centre for Research in AnthropologyLisbonPortugal
  2. 2., DCSPTUniversity of AveiroAveiroPortugal

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