Smith, Darren and Phillips, D.A. (2001) Socio-cultural representations of greentrified Pennine rurality Journal of Rural Studies, 17 (4). pp. 457-469. ISSN 0743-0167Full text not available from this repository.
This paper examines the processes of change in two ‘rural’ environs of Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, associated with the in-migration and consumption practices of relatively affluent households. In doing so, we address the knowledge gap identified by Phillips (J. Rural Studies 9 (1993) 123) relating to the gentrification of rural locations. The term ‘rural greentrification’ is suggested to emphasise the varying cultural predilections of in-migrant households in the consumption of ‘green’ spaces. More specifically, a geography of greentrification is identified in the locale, which encompasses two socio-spatial relationships: ‘village’and ‘remote’. These are interpreted as distinct constructions of rural ‘habitus’ and thus exemplify the significance of Hebden Bridge as a special place, where the multiple appeals and meanings of different representations of greentrified Pennine rurality enable cultural and social differentiation. The findings reaffirm the value of viewing the rural as a socio-cultural construct, tied to place and time, which is specific to individuals and social groups.
|Item Type:||Journal article|
|Subjects:||F000 Physical Sciences > F800 Physical Geography and Environmental Sciences > F850 Environmental Sciences
L000 Social Sciences > L700 Human and Social Geography
|DOI (a stable link to the resource):||10.1016/S0743-0167(01)00014-6|
|Faculties:||Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Environment and Technology > Society, Space and Environment|
|Depositing User:||editor environment|
|Date Deposited:||23 Nov 2006|
|Last Modified:||20 Apr 2015 11:08|
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