Rural areas are often viewed as isolated and stagnating areas and urban areas as their opposites. Against such a backdrop, this book seeks to unveil a set of dynamics that view rural areas as atranslocala in the sense that they are achanginga and ainterconnecteda. Social transformations take place in rural areas as the result of intense exchanges between different people, settings and geographies. Accordingly, rural-urban but also rural-rural interrelations on international and national scales are strongly contributing to rural change. Translocal ruralism is exemplified through the analysis of local and global migratory flows, the activities of rural firms in national and global arenas, the spread of different forms of transportation and dislocation, and the growing information society, which enables rural spaces to be connected to the world and improves new ways of interconnection and sociability practices. The book is structured into two parts, which intertwine the dynamics of rural spaces. The first part, aLinking nodes: people and networks connecting placesa, is concerned with mobilities such as migration and commuting, and the establishment of national and global networks. The second part, aInternational mobilities: a tension between scalesa, analyses the dynamics of international migration and mobilities in rural areas.For example, oil price hikes in early 2011 triggered by conflicts in northern Africa and the Middle East saw prices in Ireland ... of the country on the recently completed motorway incurs 15.60 C in tolls.6 Table 3.1 Cost of motoring in 2010 in Ireland by ... 7These calculations are based on the Ford Focus a Irelanda#39;s 42 H . Rau.
|Author||:||Charlotta Hedberg, Renato Miguel do Carmo|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2011-10-05|