Understanding Rural: A Comparison of Academic, Political and Lay Discourses of Rural

dc.contributor.advisorGibson, Ryan
dc.contributor.authorStoop, Neil
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-05T17:44:24Z
dc.date.available2018-09-05T17:44:24Z
dc.date.copyright2018-08
dc.date.created2018-08-30
dc.date.issued2018-09-05
dc.degree.departmentSchool of Environmental Design and Rural Developmenten_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Science (Planning)en_US
dc.degree.programmeRural Planning and Developmenten_US
dc.description.abstractRural is a word, which has many meanings and means different things to different people. Definitions of rural are often sorted into four broad categories; descriptive, socio-cultural, rural as a locality and rural as a social representation. Within each category various definitions exist each with strengths and weaknesses. This research seeks to understand and compare academic, political and lay discourses of rural in the case of Ingersoll, Ontario. A literature review was conducted to understand the academic discourses of rural. A content analysis of government policy and programming along with political election platform was used to understand the political discourses. A survey of residents of Ingersoll was used to determine the lay discourses of rural. The various discourses of rural were compared leading to a series of challenges being put forward for academia, members of the political sphere and citizens.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10214/14220
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.rightsAttribution 2.5 Canada*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/ca/*
dc.subjectruralen_US
dc.subjectruralityen_US
dc.subjectdefineen_US
dc.subjectdefinitionen_US
dc.titleUnderstanding Rural: A Comparison of Academic, Political and Lay Discourses of Ruralen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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