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Symposium: Encountering the Global Countryside

PRESENTATIONS NOW AVAILABLE Encountering the Global Countryside Thursday 24th January 2019 The Drwm, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth. A day of presentations from the ERC GLOBAL-RURAL project exploring the impacts of globalization of rural societies and economies and rural community responses, including talks on food and agriculture, land-grabbing, migration, international volunteers, rural festivals and everyday […]

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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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