Introduction: Exploring the Rural through a Relational Lens

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This edited volume seeks to uncover and theorise the ‘relational rurals’, advocating a ‘relational turn’ in rural studies along the lines of previ- ous turns and paradigm shifts, including the more recent cultural shift in European depictions and conceptualisations of the countryside. Relations, relatedness and cooperation denote various expressions of association or assistance, through working together, geared towards the achievement of some economic, social or other benefit. These should not be confounded with collaboration, referring to joint efforts of working towards the achievement of more specific and often somewhat modest objectives. It is beyond the scope of this Introduction to present a detailed and exhaustive overview of all the intricacies of relations-, cooperation- and collaboration-focused analyses which have a long history of theorisation and application across sciences. Rather, the aim here is to introduce the need for knowing (the) relational rurals, to call for a relational turn in rural studies, as well as to demonstrate the ben- efit from doing so. The assessment of the relevance of these notions to discussions of rural spaces, as part of a relational turn, is preceded by a summary presentation of key theoretical contributions to ‘relational turns’ elsewhere.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationRural Cooperation in Europe
Subtitle of host publicationIn Search of the ‘Relational Rurals’
EditorsEdward Kasabov
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan UK
Pages1-25
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9781137348890
ISBN (Print)9781349467778
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Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Kasabov, E. (2014). Introduction: Exploring the Rural through a Relational Lens. In E. Kasabov (Ed.), Rural Cooperation in Europe: In Search of the ‘Relational Rurals’ (pp. 1-25). Palgrave Macmillan UK. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137348890_1
Kasabov, Edward. / Introduction : Exploring the Rural through a Relational Lens. Rural Cooperation in Europe: In Search of the ‘Relational Rurals’. editor / Edward Kasabov. Palgrave Macmillan UK, 2014. pp. 1-25
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Kasabov, E 2014, Introduction: Exploring the Rural through a Relational Lens. in E Kasabov (ed.), Rural Cooperation in Europe: In Search of the ‘Relational Rurals’. Palgrave Macmillan UK, pp. 1-25. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137348890_1

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Rural Cooperation in Europe: In Search of the ‘Relational Rurals’. ed. / Edward Kasabov. Palgrave Macmillan UK, 2014. p. 1-25.

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