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The English Rural Community : Image and Analysis - Brian Short

The English Rural Community

Image and Analysis

By: Brian Short (Editor)

Paperback Published: 3rd August 1992
ISBN: 9780521405676
Number Of Pages: 252

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This 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.

Images and realities in the English rural community: an introduction
The evolution of contrasting communities within rural England
English rural communities: structures, regularities, and change in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries
Population movement and migration in pre-industrial rural England
The English farm labourer in the nineteenth century: farm, family and community
Sportive labour: the farmworker in eighteenth-century poetry and painting
Images of the rural in popular culture 1750-1990
The mystical geography of the English
The rural/urban fringe as battleground
Image and analysis: new directions in immunity studies
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ISBN: 9780521405676
ISBN-10: 052140567X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 252
Published: 3rd August 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.51 x 17.3  x 1.37
Weight (kg): 0.57