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Place Peripheral

Place-Based Development in Rural, Island, and Remote Regions

Edited by Kelly Vodden, Ryan Gibson, and Godfrey Baldacchino
Categories: Island Studies, Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, Geography, North Atlantic European Studies
Series: Social and Economic Papers
Series Number: 33
Paperback : 9781894725255, 332 pages, September 2015

A place-based examination of development in rural, island, and remote regions of a globalized and centralized world.


Place Peripheral examines community and regional development in rural, island, and remote locales from a place-based approach. This is a timely edited collection, addressing themes that are receiving considerable attention in Canada and internationally as local communities, scholars, researchers and public policy analysts strive to better understand and apply place-based strategies in rural and remote regions. The volume and its contributors examine place-based economic development strategies, recognizing the broader and deeper significance, meanings, and attachments often associated with place and also interrogating such relationships as may exist between sense of place, cultural and social development, and environmental stewardship.


"an excellent volume that breaks open the development dialogue and encourages us to think about cultural assets in place-based development. Readers will be pleased to add this volume to their bookshelves. ..and put it’s ideas into work in research, policy, and practice. ” 

- Greg Halseth, University of Northern British Columbia

“This is a key theme of this book: that peripheries are not inevitably destined to remain so, and even in this globalized and centralized world, they do have agency, and can change the lives of local people for the better. ” 

- John Bryden, University of Aberdeen