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Title: 'Other' processes of rural gentrification and counter-urban migration
Author: Higley, Rebecca Claire
ISNI:       0000 0004 2671 2161
Awarding Body: University of Brighton
Current Institution: University of Brighton
Date of Award: 2008
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This thesis advances the theoretical and conceptual understandings of contemporary rural gentrification, drawing upon the case study of Tenterden and Cranbrook, in the North Weald of Kent. Based on rich, empirical findings from semi-structured interviews, content analyses of media sources, and household surveys of 320 respondents, it is shown that two distinct, and often inter-connected, flows of rural gentrifiers have migrated into Tenterden and Cranbrook. This emphasises the value of a micro-geographic perspective of rural gentrification, to capture internal socio-economic and cultural differentiation between gentrifiers. It is argued that the findings will have a major bearing on future studies of contemporary rural gentrification and counter-urban migration.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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