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Title Countryside connections : older people, community and place in rural Britain / edited by Catherine Hagan Hennessy, Robin Means and Vanessa Burholt ; foreword by Alan Walker
Published Bristol ; Chicago : Policy Press, 2014


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Contents Machine generated contents note: One. Countryside connections in later life: setting the scene / Vanessa Burholt -- Two. Conceptualising rural connectivities in later life / Catherine Hagan Hennessy -- Three. Rural connectivity and older people's leisure participation / Daniel Zahra -- Four. Connecting with community: the nature of belonging among rural elders / Jacquie Eales -- Five. Beyond transport: understanding the role of mobilities in connecting rural elders in civic society / Les Todres -- Six. Deep mapping and rural connectivities / Daniel Buzzo -- Seven. Older people, low income and place: making connections in rural Britain / Paul Milbourne -- Eight. Connecting with older people as project stakeholders: lessons for public participation and engagement in rural research / Janet Smithson -- Nine. Towards connectivity in a Grey and Pleasant Land? / Catherine Hagan Hennessy
Summary Older people in the countryside are vastly under-researched compared to those living in urban areas. This volume describes the impetus for and principal findings and policy implications of the Grey and Pleasant Land (GaPL) project, a recent major interdisciplinary study of rural ageing in southwest England and Wales. The topic of this research is older people's participation in rural community life, in particular the ways in which rural elders are connected to their communities and their contributions to rural civic society
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Older people -- Great Britain
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Social Work.
Older people
Rural conditions
Great Britain -- Rural conditions.
Great Britain
Form Electronic book
Author Hagan Hennessy, Catherine
Means, Robin.
Burholt, Vanessa.
Walker, Alan
ISBN 9781447310310