Tracking Rural Change: Community, Policy and Technology in Australia, New Zealand and Europe by Francesca Merlan
English | Oct. 10, 2011 | ISBN: 1921536527 | 194 Pages | PDF | 1 MB
A key, intensifying change affecting rural areas in the last few decades has been a decline in the proportion of national populations whose principal livelihood is farming. The corresponding re-distribution of population has typically resulted in a net population loss to rural areas, and diversification of rural activity. The corporatization and technological modification of food production has prompted new policy challenges, and has bound rural and urban populations together in new relationships articulated in moral discourses of custodianship, food safety, and sustainability. Contributors to this volume came together in the attempt to stimulate collective insight into trends of rural change in Australia, New Zealand and Europe.