Making its place in the 21st Century countryside: life and identities within today's English rural sporting estate.

Lead Research Organisation: Swansea University
Department Name: College of Science


Several key examples of Philo's (1992) 'neglected rural geographies' are yet to be subject to adequate investigation. One area is the sporting estate, a land-based business with shooting, fishing and/or stalking economically prominent. The few studies to date have been overwhelmingly limited to the higher-profile Scottish context. This PhD will explore everyday practices and experiences of rural life (Halfacree 2006) expressed through case-study English estates to evaluate their place today within the overall rural mosaic. Diverse historical, social, and cultural sources will be utilised to express the multiple voices of all - rural and urban - engaging with and through these estates.


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Studentship Projects

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ES/P00069X/1 01/10/2017 30/09/2027
2103892 Studentship ES/P00069X/1 01/10/2018 30/12/2022 Natasha Carolyn Coleman