Who runs the rural community?

Criddle, Jessica (2006) Who runs the rural community? BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    Who runs the rural community? is a case study situated in the rural village of Buckland. St. Mary, Somerset. Investigated over a six month period, the main aim of the study was to discover who runs, organises, and 'holds' the rural community together. Past studies emphasis has argued that women are the sole organisers of the rural community, and without them, the rural community would struggle to survive. These past studies were completed over a decade ago, therefore, new ideas encroaching influences and changing attitudes, may have changed the studies outcome. Therefore I wish to discover if the gender orientation of the rural community has shifted towards men. By using in- depth interviews, including observation and secondary data, I have researched two key areas; the home; and the community, to discover if the gender roles and relations experienced in the home reflect the community. I will also identify if age, amongst other issues, plays a factor in the outcome of the study.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Department of Geography
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:47
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:13
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/176

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