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Remaking English ruralities: Processes of belonging and becoming, continuity and change in racialised spaces

Sarah Neal and Julian Agyeman

in The new countryside?: Ethnicity, nation and exclusion in contemporary rural Britain

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347961
eISBN:
9781447303916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347961.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter argues that while the geographical space of the English countryside has been particularly filled with a sense of nation of an ‘old England’, it has also been a space which has always ... More


Alternative Agriculture: A History: From the Black Death to the Present Day

Joan Thirsk

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208136
eISBN:
9780191677922
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208136.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

People like to believe in a past golden age of traditional English countryside, before large farms, machinery, and the destruction of hedgerows changed the landscape ... More


What Else Is Pastoral?: Renaissance Literature and the Environment

Ken Hiltner

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449406
eISBN:
9780801460760
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449406.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Pastoral was one of the most popular literary forms of early modern England. Inspired by classical and Italian Renaissance antecedents, writers from Ben Jonson to John Beaumont and Abraham Cowley ... More


Environmental Protest Literature of the Renaissance

Ken Hiltner

in What Else Is Pastoral?: Renaissance Literature and the Environment

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449406
eISBN:
9780801460760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449406.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter considers how thousands of individuals rose up across England in the seventeenth century to defend the newly emerging, endangered countryside, as well as draws attention to issues of ... More


Electricity Comes to the Countryside: Visual Representations of a Connected Countryside in the Early Twentieth Century

Rosemary Shirley

in Rural Modernity in Britain: A Critical Intervention

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474420952
eISBN:
9781474453851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420952.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In this chapter, Rosemary Shirley analyses an extensive range of visual propaganda, diagrams and informational drawings from the British Electrical Development Agency (BEDA) published during the ... More


Rural rides: the countryside and modernity

Paul Newland

in British films of the 1970s

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719082252
eISBN:
9781781705049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082252.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the ways in which British films of the 1970s represent rural communities. Two films, Akenfield and Requiem for a Village, are analysed in detail in order to understand how they ... More


Some Versions of Arcady

Stuart Sillars

in Picturing England between the Wars: Word and Image 1918-1940

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780198828921
eISBN:
9780191938351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198828921.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Even before the War, a sadness at the loss of the countryside was strong; later, it became far stronger. Edric Holmes’s London’s Countryside shows this well, combining text with vignette ... More


What Else Is Pastoral?

Ken Hiltner

in What Else Is Pastoral?: Renaissance Literature and the Environment

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449406
eISBN:
9780801460760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449406.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter begins with an ecocritical reading of Virgil's first Eclogue in order to show the important role that cities, in this case Rome, have had in the development of pastoral literature. It ... More


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