We strive to deliver the best value to our customers and ensure complete satisfaction for all our textbook rentals.
You can return your online books for any reason within our refund period – no questions asked.
Every order is available for express shipping, and return shipping is always free.
You'll be happy with the quality of your books (or we'll ship you another one on our dime).
You can extend your rental at any time – at the same cheap daily rental rate.
If you decide to keep the book it will never cost more than the purchase price.
As always, you have access to over 5 million titles. Plus, you can choose from 5 rental periods, so you only pay for what you’ll use. And if you ever run into trouble, our top-notch U.S. based Customer Service team is ready to help by email, chat or phone.
"SAGE Handbooks set a standard amongst compendia for fields within the social sciences...The book is well produced and includes an excellent index..one that will prove useful to graduate students..."—Paul B. Thompson, Michigan State University"This book raises the theoretical level of rural studies to new heightsthe Handbook of Rural Studies will likely...
"SAGE Handbooks set a standard amongst compendia for fields within the social sciences...The book is well produced and includes an excellent index..one that will prove useful to graduate students..."—Paul B. Thompson, Michigan State University"This book raises the theoretical level of rural studies to new heightsthe Handbook of Rural Studies will likely become a key resource on the bookshelves of the next generation of graduate students."—Gary Paul Green, University of Wisconsin-Madison "This Handbook powerfully demonstrates that rural spaces, rural societies and rural natures are at the very forefront of critical social science endeavour. Read this book, become a rural social scientist."—Henry Buller, University of Exeter"An outstandingly comprehensive review of theory, research and the study of rural questionsan essential reference for students, scholars, politicians, developers and rural activists."—Imre Kovach, Institute for Political Sciences, Budapest"This collection is an essential addition to any rural scholar’s library and will be a critical resource for both established rural scholars and rising graduate students interested in rural research topics."—Peter B. Nelson, Middlebury College"The Handbook of Rural Studies is a tour de force on changing rural people and places in a rapidly urbanizing global economy -- the most comprehensive interdisciplinary treatment of 'rural' available anywhere. This is absolutely must reading for social scientists concerned about finding a prominent place for 'rural' in scholarly discourse, institutional analysis, and public policy debates on the political economy of space."—Daniel T. Lichter, Cornell UniversityThe Handbook of Rural Studiesrepresents the vitality and theoretical innovation at work in rural studies. It shows how political economy and the "cultural turn" have led to very significant new thinking in the cultural representations of: rurality; nature; sustainability; new economies; power and rurality; new consumerism; and exclusion and rurality.It is organized in three sections: approaches to rural studies; rural research: key theoretical co-ordinates and new rural relations.In a rich and textured discussion, the Handbook of Rural Studies explains the key moments in which the theorization of culture, nature, politics, agency, and space in rural contexts have transmitted ideas back into wider social science.
Since launching the first textbook rental site in 2006, BookRenter has never wavered from our mission to make education more affordable for all students. Every day, we focus on delivering students the best prices, the most flexible options, and the best service on earth. On March 13, 2012 BookRenter.com, Inc. formally changed its name to Rafter, Inc. We are still the same company and the same people, only our corporate name has changed.