Journal of Rural Studies

25 Years of Excellence in Rural Research





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The Journal of Rural Studies publishes cutting-edge research that advances understanding and analysis of contemporary rural societies, economies, cultures and lifestyles; the definition and representation of rurality; the formulation, implementation and contestation of rural policy; and human interactions with the rural environment. The journal is an interdisciplinary publication and welcomes articles from diverse theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches, which engage with and contribute to the rural social science literature, as broadly defined by the disciplines of rural geography, rural sociology, agricultural and rural economics, planning and cognate subjects. The coverage of the journal is global in scope and solicits articles based on empirical research in any part of the world that is of relevance and interest to international readers. The primary audience of the journal are social science researchers, teachers and students interested in contemporary rural issues, processes and experiences.

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Editor Michael Woods Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth, UK, Associate Editors M. Carolan Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA, W. Murray Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand, UK Book Reviews Editor R. Fish Dept. of Geography, University of Exeter, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9EZ, UK, Editorial Board N. Argent University of New England, Armidale, NSW, Australia, H. Barcus Macalaster College, Saint Paul, MN, USA, H. Bjorkhaug Centre for Rural Research, Dragvoll, Norway, B. Brandth Norwegian University of Science & Technology, Dragvoll, Norway, I. Darnhofer Universitat für Bodenkultur Wien (BOKU), Vienna, Austria, T. Fuller University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada, C.C. Geisler Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA, M. Goodman King's College London, London, UK, K. Halfacree Swansea University, Swansea, UK, G. Halseth University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, BC, Canada, I. Hodge University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK, S. Hoefle Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, L. Jarosz University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA, G. Lawrence University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, R. Le Heron University of Auckland, Eden Terrace, Auckland, New Zealand, J. Little University of Exeter, Penryn, Cornwall, UK, H Long Institute of Geographic Sciences & Natural Resources Research, Anwai, Beijing, China, D. Maye University of the West of England, Gloucester, England, UK, P. Midmore Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth, UK, P. Milbourne Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK, P. Mooney University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA, E. J. Pawson University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, H. Perkins University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, C. Potter Imperial College London, South Kensington, London, England, UK, M. Renard Universidad Autónoma Chapingo, Texcoco, Mexico, M. Robertson University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA, D. Schmied Universität Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany, D. Smith Loughborough University, Loughborough, England, UK, A. Trauger University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA, G. Wilson Plymouth University, Plymouth, England, UK
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