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New Geographies of Europe

Women and Migration in Rural Europe

Labour Markets, Representations and Policies

Editors: Wiest, Karin (Ed.)

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Fundamental societal changes in the globalising European countryside impact women's migration decisions. The chapters in this volume represent diverse attempts to explain women's movements from rural areas, taking prevailing labour market conditions as well as gender relations into account. Utilising empirical findings from countries including Austria, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Spain, this collection particularly aims to build bridges between research following the 'cultural turn' and functionalist explanations which refer to material and practiced ruralities.
The international range of contributors to Women and Migration in Rural Europe focus on societal constructions of gender and rurality, and in doing so, address various female perspectives on rural life. The analysis of the different working and living conditions in different parts of rural Europe reveals distinct obstacles but also prospects for young women. Importantly, the book includes policy implications with respect to the challenges of demographic change, questions of gender equality and women's contribution to rural development.

About the authors

Karin Wiest is Senior Researcher and Project Manager at the Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography (IfL) in Leipzig, Germany. Her research focuses on socio-spatial processes in urban and rural Europe. She has led and participated in several EU-funded research projects focusing on female migration, demographic change and regional development.

Reviews

“It is a valuable contribution to current debates on gender and rural migration. … book is an academic writing with solid arguments, and it is easily readable at the same time. Illustrations are also of high quality. The volume contains 16 figures, 13 maps, 14 tables, photographs and interview quotes as well, which are all detailed, accurate and informative. The book is highly recommended to all, especially to scholars and policy-makers in the field of gender, rural and migration issues.” (Szabolcs Fabula, Hungarian Geographical Bulletin, Vol. 65 (3), 2016)


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction: Women and Migration in Rural Europe — Explanations and Implications

    Wiest, Karin

    Pages 1-22

  • Women Assess Rurality — A Tailored Rural Idyll

    Baylina, Mireia (et al.)

    Pages 25-43

  • References to a Rural Idyll in the Attitudes and Self-Perceptions of Women in Rural West Germany

    Tuitjer, Gesine

    Pages 44-63

  • Rural Milieus in East-Central Europe — Gendered Attitudes to Post-modern Values

    Fekete, Éva G.

    Pages 64-85

  • Determinants of Individual Quality of Life Ratings in Rural Versus Suburban Regions — A Gender Perspective

    Zarnekow, Nana (et al.)

    Pages 86-106

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Hardcover $105.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-48303-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Women and Migration in Rural Europe
Book Subtitle
Labour Markets, Representations and Policies
Editors
  • Karin Wiest
Series Title
New Geographies of Europe
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-48304-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-137-48304-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-48303-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 257
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