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The new countryside?Ethnicity, nation and exclusion in contemporary rural Britain$
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Sarah Neal and Julian Agyeman

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9781861347961

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861347961.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.1) Introduction
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The new countryside?
Author(s):

Sarah Neal

Julian Agyeman

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861347961.003.0001

This introductory chapter explores an exclusionary way of seeing nation through the notions of the rural. It examines the outcomes of this and the nature of the challenges posed. The first part of the chapter looks at the links between identity, rural spaces, and nation formation. The discourses and practices of exclusion are then scrutinised. The chapter ends with an outline of the organisation of this book and the concerns of the chapters within it.

Keywords:   nation, rural notions, identity, rural spaces, nation formation, exclusion

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