1.3 Forgotten people and marginalized groups in rural development
Jeppe Høst, Oxford Research, Denmark, email@example.com
This working group will explore marginalization in rural development and transition. Rural research has a long tradition for engaging critically with private and state practices of development and modernization. Rural scholars have often pointed out the costs of modernization or documented the overlooked and marginalized groups of rural development. Whether it has been peasants or other rural dwellers. It would be naïve to imagine that the current development efforts and modernization schemes would be without social costs and cultural marginalization. In this working group, we will therefore explore different cases of rural marginalization. The cases can be related to local power struggles, age, changes in language or discourse, the ethnocentric nature of development paradigms or due to pressure from large-scale investments. By looking at the Nordic countries we wish to discover what kind of constellations are driving the current rural development, and in consequence, who are the marginalized groups and the forgotten people?
Contributors will be asked to submit a 2-page synopsis, and will be assigned as opponent for another group member.