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dc.contributor.authorRosenqvist, Olli
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-23T08:49:20Z
dc.date.available2020-03-23T08:49:20Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.citationRosenqvist, Olli (2020). Deconstruction and hermeneutical space as keys to understanding the rural. Journal of Rural Studies, 75, 132-142. DOI: 10.1016/j.jrurstud.2020.01.015
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_34568738
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/68273
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this article is to complement the existing literature on defining the rural by suggesting a novel approach that makes possible a holistic understanding of the rural. The proposed approach is based on deconstruction of the concept of the rural and on hermeneutical philosophy. The current approaches applied in rural studies are evaluated through the lens of holistic understanding, and solutions to the observed problems are discussed. The problems of current rural studies stem from inadequate conceptualization and biased social theory. The conceptual problems can be alleviated, firstly, by understanding the concept of space not only literally but also figuratively. Secondly, the concept of the rural has to be deconstructed into its essential parts. Regarding social theory, the modernization theory applied in rural studies has to be modified so that it gives more room to otherness than it currently does. The article proposes that a holistic understanding of the rural can be achieved through hermeneutical realism, that is, by understanding the world as a hermeneutical space and by reassembling the deconstructed parts of the rural in that hermeneutical space. Deconstructing the rural into qualities such as contrast with the urban, open space and freedom is groundbreaking in the sense that the rural is not seen as an independent social construct with its specific advocates. From the viewpoint of social theory, the emphasis on otherness provides an opportunity to find a more significant role in society for the rural than that of a follower of urban development.en
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dc.languageeng
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of Rural Studies
dc.rightsCC BY-NC-ND 4.0
dc.subject.otherrural studies
dc.subject.otherdeconstruction
dc.subject.otherhermeneutical space
dc.subject.otherhermeneutical rural
dc.subject.othermodernization
dc.subject.otherunderstanding
dc.titleDeconstruction and hermeneutical space as keys to understanding the rural
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-202003232501
dc.contributor.laitosKokkolan yliopistokeskus Chydeniusfi
dc.contributor.laitosKokkola University Consortium Chydeniusen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange132-142
dc.relation.issn0743-0167
dc.relation.volume75
dc.type.versionacceptedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© 2020 Elsevier
dc.rights.accesslevelopenAccessfi
dc.subject.ysomodernisaatio
dc.subject.ysoaluetutkimus
dc.subject.ysodekonstruktio
dc.subject.ysoaluetiede
dc.subject.ysohermeneutiikka
dc.subject.ysokäsitteet
dc.subject.ysomaaseutu
dc.format.contentfulltext
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jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p8398
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dc.rights.urlhttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.relation.doi10.1016/j.jrurstud.2020.01.015


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