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Rural Sociology Group

Part of WU Maatschappijwetenschappen
Part of Wageningen University
Part of Wageningen University and Research centre
Address De Leeuwenborch, Hollandseweg 1, 6706 KN Wageningen
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Phone +31-317-484507
Fax +31-317-485475
URL http://www.wageningenur.nl/en/Expertise-Services/Chair-groups/Social-Sciences/Rural-Sociology-Group.htm
Email office. sade -at- wur. nl
Mission The research program of the Rural Sociology Group covers four domains, interrelated in thematic, theoretical and methodological respect. Short characteristics of these four domains: 1.Reconstructing rurality: how nowadays rural areas are being represented, contested and transformed in rural discourses and policies. 2.Transformation processes in agriculture: examining social relations of production (including vertical integration), strategies of farm development and ecological modernisation. 3.Farming as co-production of agriculture and biodiversity: investigating the interrelations between farming and qualities of nature, landscape and biodiversity. 4.Consumer driven food chains: examining social processes that construct and define the quality of food production and consumption.

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