The virtual farmer. Past, present, and future of the Dutch peasantry

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The virtual farmer guides us towars a better understanding of the associated identities and practices that make up the agricultural sector. In this book the author developes a new and integrated view of agriculture and the countryside - a perspective that combines historical, economic, social, cultural and political dimensions with the technological. At the same time he attempts to identify new developments that might provide the bases for reestablishing public's confidence in the country's agriculture - a reconciliation that is urgently needed.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAssen
PublisherRoyal van Gorcum
Number of pages432
ISBN (Print)9789023238928
Publication statusPublished - 2003


  • agricultural policy
  • agricultural sector
  • farmers
  • environmental policy
  • government
  • rural development
  • rural areas
  • netherlands
  • friesland
  • identity


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