Great Review in The Canadian Geographer

“The most significant contribution from this volume is Gibson and Brinklow’s introductory chapter, in which they reject the disadvantage model in favour of the rural being accepted as different and unique, without the need to see it as disadvantaged. This, as demonstrated in Brendan O’Keeffe’s chapter “Surviving or thriving? Perceptions of rural vitality in Ireland,” is an important first step to rethinking community development as a place‐based activity, rather than as a relation to urban centralization.”