Creating The Countryside: The Politics of Rural and by E. Melanie Dupuis, Peter Vandergeest

By E. Melanie Dupuis, Peter Vandergeest

From the abuse of the Amazon rain woodland to how Vermont has been advertised because the excellent rural position, this name seems to be at what the geographical region is, and will be. It examines the underlying traits and next rules that separate kingdom from urban, built land from barren region, and human job from common techniques.

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Even Ohio declined as farmers gave up 12 percent of their land. 22 In fact, the majority of agricultural decline in New England, if we are to use land in farms as our guide , has taken place since World War II. Between 1945 and 1972, the amount of land in farms declined by 67 percent. These 27 years account for 58 percent of all loss since 1880. Not surprisingly, I suppose, most traditional histories of New England agriculture do not emphasize the laud-in-farms figures, and usually make Copyrighted Material SO Micha el M.

The problems that we have identified-and that appear throughout the chapters in this volume-are the result not only of powerful institutions such as states and corporations, but also of many groups who are trying to resist these powerful forces and save nature or rural areas. Both tend to separate out what they believe should be improved or saved, dividing it from opposing land use categories. This has produced division s within the environmental movement between those who take a more "biocentric" point of view, and who would save nature by eliminating people, and tho se who believe that saving nature is compatible with human livelihood activities (Guha 1992).

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