On meaningful diversity: past, present and future of Wageningen rural sociology

Joost Jongerden (Editor), Han Wiskerke (Editor)

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On Meaningful Diversity: Past, present and future of Wageningen rural sociology reflects on 75 years of rural sociology at Wageningen University, the Netherlands. This anniversary book provides a kaleidoscopic overview of the exciting diversity and theoretical depth of the work of the Rural Sociology Group. In addition to introducing key concepts and research approaches, and discussing how these have evolved over time, the book also provides an up-to-date overview of current studies and future agendas. Taken together, the contributions to this book highlight the defining characteristics of the Wageningen rural sociology approach: people’s everyday realities as located in time and space, the investigation of meaningful diversity through empirical and comparative research, and an emphasis on the critical and engaged positioning of the researcher. A timely contribution to the disciplinary literature, this book is a must-read for anyone interested in the history and current issues in rural sociology and the challenges it is taking up in the 21st century.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherRural Sociology Group, Wageningen University
Number of pages244
ISBN (Electronic)9789464471335
Publication statusPublished - 2022


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