De-Urbanization in Perspective. Part I

Tuesday, 17 July 2018: 15:30-17:20
RC26 Sociotechnics, Sociological Practice (host committee)

Language: English

At the session the presenters will reveal some of the intricate relationships between
urbanization at different stages, human horizontal (spatial) and partial vertical
mobility, and changing rural-urban communities. The conceptual diversity and
many-sided nature of deurbanization as a spatial, societal and cultural-menta
transformation will be examined. The controversial discourse of the latter, which
often implies opposite approaches and phenomena, such as social lifting or
downshifting, is stressed, along with the greater role of individual decisions.
Stronger social and spatial links between cities and rural areas in the globalizing
world manifest themselves in the accelerated formation of the rural-urban
continuum and through the growing recurrent spatial mobility of people. A special
emphasis will be made on analyzing the process of deurbanization in Russia,
Canada, Greece, and other countries.
Session Organizers:
Nikita POKROVSKY, Higher School of Economics, Russian Federation and Valerie ZAWILSKI, UWO, Canada
Oral Presentations
Politics of Innovation for Empowerment and Sustainability in Rural Communities
Georgios TSOBANOGLOU, University of the Aegean, Sociology Department, Greece
A New World – New Working Practices - New Actors in the Labour Market - Labour and De-Urbanization
Tatiana SIDORINA, Higher School of Economics National Research University (Russia, Moscow), Russian Federation
Migration of Urban Middle Class to Rural Areas: The Era of New Mobility
Alyona MAKSHANCHIKOVA, National Research University "Higher School of Economics", Russian Federation