Environment and Resources

New and Old Questions for Rural Landscapes

Authored by: Katrina Rønningen

Routledge International Handbook of Rural Studies

Print publication date:  May  2016
Online publication date:  May  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138804371
eBook ISBN: 9781315753041
Adobe ISBN: 9781317619864

10.4324/9781315753041.ch22

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Abstract

In this chapter, issues of environment and resource use in rural areas are examined in the light of a set of dramatic shifts in the place of the rural in the global north. These shifts are partly the result of short-term shocks arising from multiple crises accumulating since 2008 and yet are also triggered by wider shifts and challenges in the relationship between society and the environment on a planetary scale.

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