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ERIC Number: EJ952463
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0743-0167
Circuits of Education, Rural Gentrification, and Family Migration from the Global City
Smith, Darren P.; Higley, Rebecca
Journal of Rural Studies, v28 n1 p49-55 Jan 2012
Although there is recurring empirical evidence of gentrifier families with young children, the importance of education-related factors in the migration and residential decision-making of rural gentrifiers have yet to be fully examined. Using the case study of Cranbrook, Kent, processes of education-led rural gentrification are revealed that are dominated by "counter-Londonising" in-migrants paying premium property prices to buy into exclusive rural school catchment areas. A rural expression of circuits of education is identified, which, to date, are represented as urban-specific strands of gentrification. Conceptually, the paper sheds light on links between education-led urban and rural gentrification; illuminating counterurban population movements tied to the prioritisation of familial relations and domesticity in perceived child-friendly rural environments.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)