The English Rural Community
Image and Analysis
Edited by Brian Short
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English Rural Community by Brian Short
Book DescriptionThis book examines the English rural community, past and present, in its variety and dynamism. The distinguished team of contributors brings a variety of disciplinary perspectives to bear upon the central issues of movement and migration; the farm family and rural labour force; the development of contrasting rural communities; the portrayal of rural labour in both 'high' and popular culture; the changing nature of religious practice in the English countryside; the rural/urban fringe, and the spread of notions of a rural English arcadia within a predominantly urban society. Fully illustrated with accompanying maps, paintings and photographs, The English Rural Community provides an important and innovative overview of a subject where history, myth and debate are inseparably entwined. A full bibliography will assist a broad range of general readers and students of social history, historical geography and development studies approaching the subject for the first time, and the whole should establish itself as the central analytical account in an area where image and reality are notoriously hard to unravel.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521405676
(254mm x 178mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 4-Jun-1992
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Brian Short
Historical Atlas of Sussex, Paperback (November 2010)
An historical atlas of Sussex
Land and Society in Edwardian Britain, Paperback (November 2005)
This 1997 book is a standard reference to the 1910 'New Domesday' data; essential for historians of Edwardian Britain.
Geographies of British Modernity, Paperback (August 2003)» View all books by Brian Short
* The first collection to explore the contribution that geographical thinking can make to our understanding of modern Britain. * Contains thirteen essays by leading scholars in the geography and history of twentieth--century Britain. * Focuses on how and why geographies of Britain have formed and changed over the past century.
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