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Feeling at Home from A Distance?: How Geographical Distance and Non-Residency Shape Sense of Place among Private Forest Owners
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Geography and Economic History.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Geography and Economic History.
2019 (English)In: Society & Natural Resources, ISSN 0894-1920, E-ISSN 1521-0723, Vol. 32, no 2, p. 184-203Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Out-migration from rural areas and generational shifts create conditions whereby increasing numbers of private forest owners live at a distance from their forestland. Geographical distance and non-residency have been raised as issues that may possibly weaken these owners’ relationships with their properties. Drawing on the “sense of place” concept as a frame of analysis for 51 qualitative interviews with resident and nonresident private forest owners from two areas in Sweden, this study provides in-depth understanding of how geographical distance and place of residency shape owners’ feelings about their forest properties. The study shows that sense of place is constructed in complex and multifaceted ways over time and that social and historical contexts and processes beyond the forest environment can make owners feel closeness to their distant properties. Thus, geographical distance or residency alone does not explain variations in these forest owners’ feelings of distance or closeness to their properties.

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Routledge, 2019. Vol. 32, no 2, p. 184-203
Keywords [en]
Geographical distance, private forest owners, qualitative methods, sense of place, Sweden
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Human Geography
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-157783DOI: 10.1080/08941920.2018.1533607ISI: 000461054700004Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-8505899541Local ID: 881251OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-157783DiVA, id: diva2:1301926
Available from: 2019-04-03 Created: 2019-04-03 Last updated: 2019-04-03Bibliographically approved

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