Rurality bites: The social and environmental transformation of rural Australia

Lockie, Stewart, and Bourke, Lisa (2001) Rurality bites: The social and environmental transformation of rural Australia. Pluto Press, Annandale, NSW, Australia.

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Abstract

Current agricultural and rural policy in Australia, among governments and major industry groups alike, is a recipe for continued rural decline and the increasing dominance of agriculture by global agribusiness. Indeed, so is a retreat to the past.

Rurality Bites is the first comprehensive book on the social and environmental transformation sweeping rural Australia at the beginning of the 21st century.

Rurality Bites proposes that the society of the future in rural Australia is an increasingly knowledge intensive one and the concerns, issues and identities of these Australians must be addressed if a positive future is to be realised. In this book, it is apparent that the seeds of a new apprach - one that acknowledges the increasingly globalised context for all activity, but also builds social and natural capital locally - have already been sown. The issue now is to nurture them and ensure that they allow for new enterprises, forms of knowledge, types of community service and forms of governance to develop, and evolve, in the face of ever shifting circumstances.

Item ID: 31206
Item Type: Book (Edited)
ISBN: 978-1-86403-169-0
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2017 04:16
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160804 Rural Sociology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9607 Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards > 960705 Rural Land Policy @ 80%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9606 Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation > 960601 Economic Incentives for Environmental Protection @ 20%
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