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Blood in bio-ethanol: how indigenous peoples’ lives are being destroyed by global agribusiness in Brazil

Brazil, Dourados, Metropolitan region of Salvador

Written by Fois Francesca and Montenegro Machado and published in The Conversation, 30/08/2018. For more than half a century, the indigenous Kaiowá and Guarani people of Brazil have been deprived of their ancestral lands, and consigned to small reserves where it is impossible to maintain their traditional livelihoods. Generations of these indigenous peoples’ lives have been marked by […]

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Assembling Newtown – Survey Report

Australia, Queensland

In September 2016 Aberystwyth University conducted a rapid face-to-face survey of residents of Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn, in Powys, Wales. These involved indepth discussions of on average 45-60 minutes with 162 residents (supplemented by an additional 72 shorter surveys). The report below provides a summary of some of the findings as they relate to Newtown.  We […]

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Stop the world?

The presentation by Michael Woods to Devon Communities Together’s Rural Futures Conference, ‘Stop the world I want to get off? How rural communities respond to globalisation’ is now available on the ‘publications and presentations’ page. Check out presentations from earlier conferences and lectures on this paper, including from this summer’s European Society for Rural Sociology […]

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Assembling Newtown Exhibition – last few days

Australia, Global

Over the last week, members of the public in mid Wales have had the chance to find out more about some of the GLOBAL-RURAL research at a pop-up exhibition reporting back on the in-depth fieldwork on ‘everyday globalization’ that we’ve been carrying out in the market town of Newtown for the past two years. The […]

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