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Rurality bites / edited by S. Lockie and L. Bourke
Bib ID 1497843
Format BookBook
Description Annandale, N.S.W. : Pluto Press, 2001 
xii, 404 p. ; 22 cm. 
ISBN 1864031697 (paperback)
Summary

An overview of the extraordinary social, environmental, political and cultural changes and conflicts sweeping rural Australia. All too often, community decline, environmental degradation and agricultural restructuring are treated as separate issues. This book brings them together to identify what is behind these issues.

Full contents
  • 1. Rural Australia: an introduction / L. Bourke and S. Lockie
  • 2. Rural sociology perspectives and problems: a potted history / S. Lockie
  • 3. 'Out there': spaces, places and border crossings / D. Stehlik
  • 4. The rural as urban myth: snack foods and country life / J. Finkelstein and L. Bourke
  • 5. Beyond life in 'the bush': Australian rural cultures / I. Gray and E. Phillips
  • 6. Bush politics: the rise and fall of the Country/National Party / A. Green
  • 7. Power and politics: Power and politics: debate over native title / V. Watson
  • 8. One big happy family? Social problems in rural communities / L. Bourke
  • 9. The more things change, the more they stay the same: health care in regional Victoria / Y. Collins
  • 10. Rural communities / L. Bourke
 
Notes

Includes index.

Cover sub-title: The social and environmental transformation of rural Australia.

Bibliography: p. [357]-391.

Subjects Country life -- Australia.  |  Australia -- Social conditions -- 1990-2001.  |  Australia -- Economic conditions -- 1990-2001.
Other authors/contributors Lockie, Stewart  |  Bourke, Lisa
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Rurality bites : the social and environmental transformation of rural Australia.

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