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Books & Journal publications apt for RGRG

BARCUS, H.R. & HALFACREE, K. (2017) An Introduction to Population Geographies. Routledge.

BEESLEY, K.B., MILLWARD, H., ILBERY, B. & HARRINGTON, L. (Eds) (2003) The New Countryside: Geographic Perspectives on Rural Change. Rural Development Institute, Brandon University.

BIRCH, E.L., CHATTARAJ, S.C., & WATCHER, S.M. (2016) Slums: How Informal Real Estate Markets Work . University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, USA.

BOWLER, I.R., BRYANT, C.R. & NELLIS, M.D. (Eds) (1992) Contemporary Rural Systems in Transition, CAB International, Wallingford (two volumes).

BOWLER, I.R., BRYANT, C.R. & COCKLIN, C. (Eds) (2002) The Sustainability of Rural Systems: Geographical Interpretations. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands.

BULLER, H., ILBERY, B., MORRIS, C., MAYE, D. and GROOM, G. AND LITTLE, J. (2006) Evaluation of the Eat the View Programme: Report to the Countryside Agency. University of Exeter and University of Coventry.

BULLER, H. & ROE, E. (2018) Food and Animal Welfare: Producing and Consuming Valuable Lives. UK: Bloomsbury.

CLOKE, P.J., MARSDEN, T., & Mooney, P.H. (2006) (Eds.) Handbook of Rural Studies. Sage, UK.

CUMMINS, R. (2020) Grassroots Rising: A Call to Action on Climate, Farming, Food, and a Green New Deal. Author leads OCA. Available on Amazon.

DIRY, J-P (Ed.) (2008) Les étrangers dans les campagnes (CERAMAC/Press Universitaires Blaise Pascal, Clermont Ferrand). Proceedings of the Anglo-French Rural Geography Conference, 2007.

DAWKINS, M.S. (2007) Observing Animal Behaviour: Design & analysis of quantitative data. OUP.

DAWKINS, M.S. (2012) Why Animals Matter: Animal consciousness, animal welfare, and human well-being. Oxford: OUP.

DuPUIS, E. M. (2002) Nature’s Perfect Food: How Milk Became America’s Drink. NY: New York University Press.

ESSEX, S., GILG, A. & YARWOOD, R. with SMITHERS, J. & WILSON, R. (Eds) (2005) Rural Change and Sustainability: Agriculture, the Environment and Communities, CABI Publishing, Wallingford. 384pp. ISBN 0 85 199 082 7.

DUGDILL, B.T., BENNETT, A., PHELAN, J., SCHOLTEN, B.A. (2013) ‘Dairy Industry Development Programmes: Their Role in Food and Nutrition Security and Poverty Reduction.’ In Milk and Dairy Products in Human Nutrition, pp 313-354. Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO-UN), Rome. Free online:

GALLENT, N., SHUCKSMITH, M. & TEWDWR-JONES, M. (Eds) (2003) Housing in the European Countryside: Rural Pressure and Policy in Western Europe, Routledge, London.

HALFACREE, K. (2018) ‘Hope and repair within the Western Skyline? Americana Music’s rural heterotopia.’ Journal of Rural Studies 63 1 14 doi: 10.1016/j.jrurstud.2018.08.009

HOLLOWAY, L. & BEAR, C. (2014) ‘Animals,  technologies and people in rural spaces: Introduction to a special  issue on Emerging Geographies of Animal-Technology Co-productions.’ Journal of Rural Studies. 33, 95-98

ILBERY, B.W., CHIOTTI. Q. & RICKARD, T. (Eds) (1997) Agriculture Restructuring and Sustainability: A Geographical Perspective, CAB International, Wallingford.

LITTLE, J. (2016) ‘Understanding domestic violence in rural spaces: A research agenda.’ Progress in Human Geography, Vol  – 41, – 10.1177/0309132516645960.

MANSFIELD, L. (2011) Upland Agriculture and the Environment. UK, Badger Press. ISBN-10: 0957074700, ISBN-13: 978-0957074705. Support by Post order (£25 inc. post & packing) to: Dr L.T. Mansfield, c/o Badger Press Limited, Longlands, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria LA23 3AS. Email:

MORGAN, K., MARSDEN, T. & MURDOCH, J. (2006) Worlds of Food: Place, Power, Provenance in the Food Chain, UK: Oxford University Press. (Supers v. farmers: pp 149-150).

MORRIS, C. & HOLLOWAY, L., (2014) ‘Genetics and livestock breeding in the UK: Co-constructing technologies and heterogeneous biosocial collectivities.‘ Journal of Rural Studies. 33, 150-160.

RAMSEY, D., ROBINSON, G. & WINCHELL, D. (Eds) (2010) Geographical Perspectives on Sustainable Rural Change. Proceedings, 6th Quadrennial Meeting of the British, Canadian & American Rural Geographers. Spokane, July 15 – 20, 2007. Eastern Washington University & Brandon University Press

REESE, J. (2018) The End of Animal Farming: How Scientists, Entrepreneurs, and Activists Are Building an Animal-Free Food System. Beacon Press, Boston, MA, USA.

REED, MATT J. & HOLT, G. (Eds) (2006) Sociological Perspectives of Organic Agriculture: From Pioneer to Policy. Holt & Reed convened IRSA 2004 Norway working group 10 on Post-Organic Futures. Commonwealth Agricultural Bureau International (CABI).

RESTREPO RIVERA, J. with HENSEL, J. (2019 translated into English) The ABC of Organic Argriculture. By Lane Farm. Ragnas Farm, UK.

ROBINSON, G.M. (Ed.) (2008) Sustainable Rural Systems: Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Communities, Ashgate, Aldershot & Burlington, Vt. (from IGU-RGS-IBG Conf, Glasgow, 2004).

ROBINSON, G. (2018a) ‘Globalization of Agriculture. Annual Review of Resource Economics.’ Annual Review of Resource Economics, Volume 10(1), pp 133-160.

ROBINSON, G. (2018b) ‘New frontiers in agricultural geography: Transformations, food security, land grabs and climate change.’ Boletin de la Asociacion de Geografos Espanoles, 2018(78),1-48.

SAGE, C. (2012) Environment and Food. Series: Routledge Introductions to Environment. Environment and Society Texts. Paperback: 978-0-415-36312-9: £24.99. Hardback: 978-0-415-36311. Routledge, UK.

SCHOLTEN, B.A. (2010) India’s White Revolution: Operation Flood, Food Aid and Development. Bloomsbury-I.B.Tauris, London; Viva, India.

SCHOLTEN, B. A. & BASU, P. (2012) Technological and social dimensions of the Green Revolution: connecting pasts and futures. Special issue: International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability (IJAS), Vol 10(2). Main editor Jules Pretty. Scholten & Basu authors & guest editors.

SCHOLTEN, B. A., & DUGDILL, B.T. (2012) ‘Avoiding Dairy Aid Traps: The cases of Uganda, India and Bangladesh.’ Book chapter in Alpaslan Ozerdem & Rebecca Roberts (eds.), Challenging Post-Conflict Environments. Surrey, UK: Ashgate.

SCHOLTEN, B.A., DUGDILL, B.T., BENNETT, T. & PHELAN, J. (2013) ‘Dairy Industry Development Programmes: Their Role in Food and Nutrition Security and Poverty Reduction.’ Chapter 8 in Milk and Dairy Products in Human Nutrition, pp 313-354. Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations (FAO-UN). Free:

SCHOLTEN, B.A. (2014) U.S. Organic Dairy Politics: Animals, Pasture, People, and Agribusiness. New York: Palgrave-Macmillan/Springer.

SCHOLTEN, B.A. (2016) ‘The White Revolution in India and Dual Economy Structures in Developing Countries.’ In Edward Elgar Handbook on the Globalisation of Agriculture, pp 461-482. Edited by former RGRG Chair Guy Robinson & Doris Carson.

TRAUGER. A. & FLURI, J.L. (2019) Capitalism and Inequality in the Global Economy. Routledge 1st Edition160 pages | 19 B/W Illus. Routledge, London and New York.

WALFORD, N. & EVANS, N. (2003) (Eds) Innovation in Rural Areas, CERAMAC 22, ISBN 2-84516-243-X. Presses Universitaries Blaise Padscal, Clermont-Ferrand.

WILSON, G.A. (2007) Multifunctional Agriculture: A Transition Theory Perspective. ISBN 1845932560, 9781845932565. Oxford University Press, New York and CABI, Wallingford.

WILSON, G.A., ROBINSON, G., SCHMIED, D. & MOSE, I. (Eds) (2010) Globalization and Rural Transitions in Germany and the UK. Proceedings, Anglo-German Rural Geographers meeting 2008. Universität Oldenburg: Cuvillier Verlag, Göttingen.

WILSON, G.A. (2011) Community Resilience and Environmental Transitions. ISBN-10: 1849711518, ISBN-13: 978-1849711517. Earthscan, London.

YARWOOD, R. & PAASCHE, T. (2015) ‘The Relational Geographies of Policing and Security.’ Geography Compass: YarwoodTill Paasche First published: 08 June 201: