The Environment in the Process of Differentiation of New Social Fractions in Depopulated Areas of Spain: Key environmental considerations in the way from big cities to extreme rural areas

Angel Paniagua
2008 CIDADES Comunidades e Territórios  
The environmental factors present a strong relevance in the analysis of the rural areas in the western european countries and United States of America. An aspect with few studies in this research sfere is the relevance of the environmental dimension in the social change in rural areas and in the constitution of new social fractions. The present contribution study, in comparative and conceptual perspective, the environmental considerations in the constitution of new social fractions, associated
more » ... ctions, associated with counterurbanization process. Geographical literature has repeatedly demons trated the relevance of the non extractive approach in the analysis of recreational and environmental dynamics in rural areas. This approach opposes or occasionally complements the more traditional approach (agricultura! and extractive approach) in * D1: Angel Paniagua is senior researcher at
doi:10.7749/citiescommunitiesterritories.jun2008.016.art02 fatcat:4wmruhfuybaune2t6xqccilugm