Rural Development

Episode 60 – Robert Smith – Conceptualising animation in rural communities: the Village SOS case

This paper introduces and discusses the concept of animatorship in relation to rural enterprise and development. At its simplest level, animatorship is the art of animating others to achieve their objectives. We develop and apply this concept to understanding community development and community enterprise, with a specific emphasis on rural communities. We present a descriptive,…

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Authors 37 – Gesine Tuitjer – Growing beyond the niche? How machines link production and networking practices of small rural food businesses

his paper employs a practice perspective to understand the hanging-together of networking and production practices in small craft-food businesses. Based on a case study from a rural region of Germany, we explore how practices are held together by teleoaffective structures and socio-material arrangements, pointing to the role of machines as nodes in networking and production…

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