Rural futures (Dr Keith Halfacree)

Dr Halfacree is very engaged with conceptual debates concerning the ways in which the rural is changing in Britain and other countries in the global North. Specifically, he has engaged critically in the productivism to post-productivism debate and has sought to stir into this debate the roles played by migration and a more politically and environmentally ‘radical’ vision for our future countryside.  Specifically, in terms of the latter, he recently obtained Leverhulme Trust support to explore how people involved in recent British ‘back-to-the-land’ experiments interact on a daily basis with the land.

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Affective ruralities (Dr Keith Halfacree)

Dr Halfacree is developing a research interest in the ways in which human engagements with rurality -  experienced via migration , everyday life and/or more casual interactions – has existential resonances beyond social, cultural or more individual representations of rural places.  How do rural places affect people, and what are the implications of such entanglements for understanding migration phenomena such as counterurbanisation or rural second home consumption, for example.

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Marginal geographies (Dr Keith Halfacree)

The geographical expression of (almost) all things counter-cultural is a diverse area of personal and intellectual interest for Dr Halfacree. Consequently, he has researched in and/or intends to research in such elements as: 1960/1970s counter-culture, DIY culture of the post-1990s, popular music and festivals, land struggles, anarchist geographies, radical environmentalism, struggles against neo-liberal globalisation, back-to-the-land initiatives and Low Impact Development, Bohemia and Utopia, travellers and even walking.  This research usually operates through consideration of some element of migration or mobility, focusing on the changing entanglements of the person in place.

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