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Author Robertson, A. F.

Title Mieres reborn : the reinvention of a Catalan community / A.F. Robertson
Published Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 243 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents List of Illustrations; Introduction; Chapter 1: The End of History; Chapter 2: Dreams and Reawakenings; Chapter 3: Resurrection; Chapter 4: Rebirth; Chapter 5: New Livelihoods; Chapter 6: Conviviality; Chapter 7: Civic Rejuvenation; Chapter 8: Rebuilding Mieres; Chapter 9: Imagining Change; Notes; References; Index
Summary Mieres Reborn reveals how patient observation and an analysis of one small community have much to tell us about human progress more generally. Not long ago Mieres, a village in the eastern foothills of the Pyrenees, seemed destined to die. As in countless thousands of rural communities around the world, young people in Mieres over the years have moved to the towns and cities, leaving behind abandoned fields and meadows, derelict houses, and their aging and disconsolate parents and grandparents. Close observation of this social microcosm over two decades reveals the capacity of ordinary
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Ethnology -- Spain -- Mieres.
Rural development -- Spain -- Mieres.
Rural renewal -- Spain -- Mieres.
Rural-urban migration -- Spain -- Mieres.
Mieres (Spain) -- Economic conditions.
Mieres (Spain) -- Rural conditions.
Mieres (Spain) -- Social conditions.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2011042540
ISBN 0817385975 (electronic bk.)
9780817385972 (electronic bk.)