Rural Society

The journal of research into rural and regional social issues which include the rural media, small town development, rural gender issues and much more.

Articles from Vol. 17, No. 1, August

Doing the Right Thing: An Evaluation of New Models of Local Government Service Provision in Regional New South Wales
Abstract]Intense financial pressure and threats of dissolution through amalgamation in local government structural reform programs have forced regional and rural councils across Australia to consider new organizational arrangements for service delivery....
Editorial
This issue marks a momentous occasion for the Centre for Rural Social Research, the editors, and the journal. After 17 years of self-publishing, we are delighted that Rural Society will now be published by eContent Management Pty Ltd a niche commercial...
Land Use and the Ridley Paddock 1897-2005
AbstractMy story of 120 years of the making and remaking of a single paddock provides a long-term view of cultural relationships to land that is important in fully understanding rural land use change. Once the territory of the Brayabaulung Aborigines,...
Our Health in Our Hands: Building Effective Community Partnerships for Rural Health Service Provision
AbstractThis paper reports findings from a study in two small Tasmanian rural communities that examined the process of developing and sustaining partnerships between health services and their communities. It identifies a generic framework for partnership...
Policing the Rural Crisis
POLICING THE RURAL CRISIS Hogg, R. and Carrington, K. (2006) Annandale, NSW: The Federation Press. ISBN 1-8628-7581-4 pp. xii + 234 RRP $49.95 paperback.It should be stated at the outset that this is not a book about traditional policing. The problems...
Rural Gender Relations: Issues and Case Studies
RURAL GENDER RELATIONS: ISSUES AND CASE STUDIES Bock, B. and Shortall, S. (Eds.) (2006) Wallingford UK: CABI Publishing. ISBN 0-85199-030-4 pp. 372 RRP 55.00 paperback.Feminist research has been part of my life since 1986 when I read Barbara Rogers'...
Styles, Parables and Scripts: Diversity and Conformity in Australian and Finnish Agriculture
AbstractTwo paradigms for understanding the acquisition of farmer identity, farming styles and cultural scripts, are compared using interview material with family owned and operated farms in Australia and Finland. The styles of farming approach of van...
Work-Sport Competition: The Role of Agricultural Contests in New Zealand
AbstractContests that take place within the rural mileu have tended to be ignored. Yet a wide range of contests are associated with the rural/ agricultural lifestyle. In New Zeahnd, for example, there are contests which judge specialised agricultural...
Young Farmers, Masculinities and the Embodiment of Farming Practices in an Australian Setting
AbstractIn the past decade a growing body of work situated at the intersection of masculinity and agriculture has emerged in the literature of rural sociology and human geography. A number of these studies have examined masculinity through discursive...

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