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The small towns in rural areas as an undersearched type of settlement. Editors´ introduction to the special issue
- 1.0470189 - UGN-S 2017 RIV PL eng J - Journal Article
Steinführer, A. - Vaishar, Antonín - Zapletalová, Jana
The small towns in rural areas as an undersearched type of settlement. Editors´ introduction to the special issue.
European Countryside. Roč. 4, č. 6 (2016), s. 322-332. ISSN 1803-8417
Institutional support: RVO:68145535
Keywords : small towns * rural areas * urban-rural continuum
Subject RIV: DE - Earth Magnetism, Geodesy, Geography
The idea of an urban-rural continuum – rather than a dichotomous understanding of city versus countryside – is widely accepted and has a long tradition in both rural and urban studies . Yet, this consensus is in sharp contrast with the scientific landscape where a strong urban-rural dichotomy prevails. While urban studies predominantly deal with cities and metropolises, rural geography and sociology tend to focus on villages in their settlement studies. Therefore, while the poles of the settlement structure have been fairly well explored, smaller towns are neglected structurally by both disciplines In comparison with the bulk of knowledge about cities and ruralities, respectively, there is fairly little systematic research about urban life in small(er) towns.. In handbooks of urban studies, for example, urbanity beyond metropolises is not a topic to which specific attention is paid.
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