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Thinking Allowed
Wednesday 16:00-16:30
Laurie Taylor discusses the latest social science research.
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13 August 2008
repeat 17 August
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English countryside
IMAGINATION AND THE COUNTRYSIDE

Made in association with The Open University





What happens when our view of the countryside collides with the reality of rural life? In part one of a series exploring how imagination and reality combine to create the environments in which we live, Laurie Taylor discusses the rural idyll with sociologists Howard Newby and Martin Phillips and the novelist Joanna Trollope.

Additional information:

Howard Newby
Professor of Sociology and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Liverpool

Country Life: A Social History of Rural England
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
ISBN-10: 0297790633
ISBN-13: 978-0297790631

Dr Martin Phillips
Reader in Social and Cultural Geography at the University of Leicester

Research Project:
Gentrifying Nature: An Investigation of the Social Use and Modification of Nature in a Leicestershire Village undergoing Gentrification

Joanna Trollope OBE
Novelist



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