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In No-Man’s Land. Community, Identities and Moral Lives in Depopulated Settings in the North of Spain

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The purpose of this article is to study the different ways depopulation is reflected from moral or ethical perspectives of geographical thinking. The objective here is to determine how moral lives (that reflect different opinions about the situational justice, spatial-environmental identity, affective morality and individual trajectory) are maintained in depopulated regions. It has been acknowledged that socio-cultural traditions in each space orientate the moral construction of depopulation, both in relation to socio-ecological repercussions, and also to construction of the community, or in processes of intra or extra-area socio-political negotiation. Some case studies are presented which have been analysed from a qualitative methodological approach, which considers residence in the area, systematic observations and semi-structured interviews.

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Paniagua, A. (2011). In No-Man’s Land. Community, Identities and Moral Lives in Depopulated Settings in the North of Spain. Advances in Applied Sociology, 1, 13-21. doi: 10.4236/aasoci.2011.11002.

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