The Ruralization of the World

Krause, Monika. 2013. The Ruralization of the World. Public Culture, 25(2), pp. 233-248. [Article]

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We live, we are told, in a world that is urbanizing and that is urbanizing at a rapid pace. But the diagnosis of urbalization has lost all meaning. To fully make sense of current sociospatial transformations, we need to also analyze them from the perspective of that which is supposedly acted upon or being transformed. A focus on ruralization brings into view not only urban agriculture and urban wildlife but also boring towns and farmers in suburbs. This approach allows us to study new developments that only become visible once we abandon the narrow focus on urbanization, such as the emergence of new forms of improvisation in the face of failing infrastructures.

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Article

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Sociology

Dates:

DateEvent
2013Published

Item ID:

8558

Date Deposited:

12 Jul 2013 08:17

Last Modified:

29 Apr 2020 15:52

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/8558

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