Rural Futures

On July 20-21, some of my more ethnographic colleagues are running an event on the topical topic of ‘Rural Futures in Developed Countries’. Details over the fold.

Rural Futures in Developed Countries: Australia, America, Europe
Friday July 20 – Saturday July 21
University House, Australian National University
Canberra ACT 0200
This small, seminar-style conference ‘Rural Futures in Developed Countries: Australia, America, Europe’ is to be hosted by the School for Archaeology and: Anthropology at the ANU. Themes include
• Multiple and changing land use patterns in the context of agrarian transition, with attention (for Australia) to drought conditions
• The strength and limits of values which underpin policy and popular support for farming and/versus other rural activities
• Attempts to regulate and manage land use and change in land use, especially given the exit of many (especially smaller) farmers from the land
• Contributions that ethnography can make to documenting and understanding these matters
The academic public is invited to attend
Cost: $20 covers both days
For further information contact the organizers: Francesca Merlan on Francesca.Merlan AT or David Raftery on raftery AT

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