Университет Талинна приглашает на конференцию "6th Nordic Geographers Meeting: Re-imagining Rural Mythologies" (15-19 июня 2015 г., Эстония). Срок подачи заявлений - 15 ноября 2014 г.
Even in cities, encounters with the countryside texture our daily routines. Whether we buy an organic chicken sandwich at lunch-time, wash our clothes in ‘Meadow Fresh’ fabric conditioner, or daydream about escaping the pressures of modern living amid the beauty, fresh air and tranquility of the countryside, popular perceptions of the rural permeate our lives. Yet, how do such bucolic notions hold up against reality? How, and through which processes, are rural mythologies perpetuated? How might binary perceptions of ‘rural’ and ‘urban’ serve particular cultural, economic and political agendas, and what role does imagination play within social constructions of the countryside?