Conceptual approach for urban and rural scenarios

Nápoles, Diego and Jalomo, Francisco (2021) Conceptual approach for urban and rural scenarios. TÁJÖKOLÓGIAI LAPOK, 19 (2). pp. 99-106. ISSN 1589-4673


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At present we are talking about the discourse that more than half of the world's population lives in urban spaces, using this process as a substitute, we speak conceptually of the city. However, it is not yet precisely what is considered as urban space, the urban world, or simply the urban term, which hinders conceptual consensus. Similarly, it is difficult to agree on the rural definition. Although in practice there are conjectures about the difference that prevails for one or another concept, there is not a single paradigm accepted by experts on these issues. For example, it is possible to find areas that are recently urbanized in regions that could have been classified as rural or vice versa. Therefore, by doing a literal review this research seeks to define some general characteristics that will facilitate the distinction between rural space and urban space these days. For Example, in the case of Mexico, space is a societal class implicit in the action of human groups and consequently its contextual structure and the characteristic that change with history and time. Phenomena such as globalization, which impact socially and geographically, also influence the evident differences that characterized urban spaces in rural areas until recently public services impregnated with tradition began to blur the inequalities between one another. It is possible to find evidence on the penetration of capitalist investment in both urban and rural areas through tourist and industrial complexes. Similarly, the growing intervention of the service sector in the rural economy, the strengthening of rural spaces, the transformation of identities that arise in the process of large migrations from underdeveloped countries to developed countries, contribute to the transformation. In the same manner, the limits between urban and rural seem to be eliminated in this expansive and binding phenomenon, when strong pressure is generated from markedly urban spaces, in the face of rural spatiality, an invasion that also continuously grows towards its surroundings. Consequently, one of the conclusions that can be advanced in this regard is that all the processes experienced by rural and urban spaces increasingly depend on a global system that maintains and increases socio-spatial links, but on local and solid ties. A complex analysis of these two social scenarios is pertinent, as well as the generation of new conceptual structures and categories of analysis for an adequate approach, which are proposed here.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation / földrajz, antropológia, kikapcsolódás > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography / gazdasági-társadalmi földrajz
Depositing User: MTMT SWORD
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2022 10:47
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2023 13:14

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