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rural

(roor′ăl) [L. ruralis, rustic, country]
Pert. to a geographic area (such as a small town or sparsely populated county) where less than 2500 people live.
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The degree of ruralization (RURAL) has a negative impact on the internet diffusion.
Whereas both protagonists, Gesuzza and Carminiddu, can be viewed as symbolizing fascist efforts of ruralization and restoration of traditional patriarchal values, it is the role of the female protagonist to synthesize cinematically the fascist desire to reconcile the demands of modernity with the will to maintain a fundamentally traditional society.
In general, these figures shows, the annual growth of urbanisation has always been consistently higher than the rate of ruralization. It can be understand studying the percentile change of urban population in the same table.
Southall deals with Marx' distinction between (1) Asiatic mode (the unity of town and country), (2) Ancient mode (the ruralization of the city), (3) Feudal mode (the antagonism between town and country), and (4) Capitalist mode (the urbanization of the country).
Some have referred to this process as "the ruralization" of Iraq, as better-educated and more sophisticated elements have been replaced by those less well-educated and less exposed to outside influences.
Why should risk management not reserve a cadre of "country doctors" to accompany this ruralization of industry?
Recessionary economic circumstances and the slow pace of expansion in the formal economy explain the surge of survivalist enterprise in often already "overtraded" income niches such as informal home-based spaza retailing and hawker operations.(22) In addition, the demise of the formal economy is linked to expanding levels of urban farming--a phenomenon of "ruralization" that has been observed in other parts of Africa--on peripheral vacant land around South Africa's major metropolitan areas.(23)