Rural Festivals, Tourism and Culture

Assembling Rural Festivals

What does it take to run a festival in rural Wales? What local-global relations are involved? Festivals bring an exciting array of cultural influences to the countryside and help to revitalize rural towns, but all of this does not happen magically…

Mid Wales, Wales
Rural Festivals, Tourism and Culture

Expressions of Globalization

Festivals have been important cultural practices throughout history across the globe. In the last 20-30 years the number of festivals held has rapidly increased. Some see the ‘festivalization’ of culture as a characteristic, or response to wider globalization trends

Global, Mid Wales, Newtown, United Kingdom, Wales
Civil Society and Social Movement, Economy and Trade, Global Challenges, Global Infrastructure and Communication, Introduction, Land and Capital, Migration, Tourism and Culture

Narrating the Global Countryside

Five years on, 450 hours of 617 interviews and 8 participatory mapping interviews, 2 focus groups, 2 surveys of 1,235 respondents, GPS and GIS Mapping exercises of global continental coverage, the Global-Rural Project comes to an end. Here is a summary of the project’s findings in over 14 countries and 37 case study sites.

Africa, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Europe, Global, Ireland, Italy, Liberia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Taiwan, Tanzania, United Kingdom, United States, Wales
Cultural Consumption, Global Challenges, Manufacturing, Poverty, Tourism and Culture

The birdcage craft industry of Da’ou village in globalising rural China

While the Chinese countryside has experienced issues of poverty, deprivation and depopulation, Da’ou village shows an increasing prosperous economy due to its historical birdcage industry that is flourishing in global times.

China, Da’ou Village, Shandong province