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The new countryside?: Ethnicity, nation and exclusion in contemporary rural Britain

Sarah Neal and Julian Agyeman


This book explores issues of ethnicity, identity, and radicalised exclusion in rural Britain. It questions what the countryside ‘is’, problematises who is seen as belonging to rural spaces, and argues for the recognition of a rural multiculture. The book brings together the latest research findings to provide an account of current theory, policy, and practice. Using interdisciplinary frameworks and new empirical data, it provides a critical and comprehensive account of the shifting, contested connections between rurality, national identity, and ethnicity. It discusses the relationships between ... More

Keywords: ethnicity, identity, radicalised exclusion, rural Britain, countryside, rural spaces, rural multiculture, policy, practice, rurality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9781861347961
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861347961.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sarah Neal, editor

Julian Agyeman, editor

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Sarah Neal, and Julian Agyeman

Part One: Notions of nation and national contexts

Two Place matters

Vaughan Robinson, and Hannah Gardner

Four Remaking English ruralities

Sarah Neal, and Julian Agyeman

Part Two: Ethnicities, exclusions, disruptions

Five Village People

Katharine Tyler

Seven Visions of England

Kevin Hetherington


Sarah Neal, and Julian Agyeman

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