ruralism


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ru·ral·ism

 (ro͝or′ə-lĭz′əm)
n.
Rurality.

ruralism

the motivations for exalting country above city living. — ruralist, n.
See also: Attitudes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ruralism - a rural idiom or expression
idiomatic expression, phrasal idiom, set phrase, phrase, idiom - an expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up
2.ruralism - a rural characteristic or trait; "a place with the rurality of a turnip field"
trait - a distinguishing feature of your personal nature
characteristic - a distinguishing quality
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Tolkien's own novels are essentially postmodern in their construction they seamlessly combine Anglo Saxon culture (via the nations of Gondor and Rohan) and elements of Fairie (Rivendell and Lothlorien) with idyllic pre-industrial ruralism (Hobbiton) as an allegory for the World Wars.
The built environment of Joyce's "dear dirty Dublin"--in part his response to the ruralism of the Irish Literary Revival--does not immediately lend itself to the environmental turn in current criticism.
But a more comprehensive survey of British visual art from the first half of the 20th century reveals a body of work in which cosy ruralism and retreat have little resonance: a history of earthbound art, locally rooted but imaginatively expansive, at turns gentle and strange, brimming with original vision and the dissonance, violence, and fragile hopes of its age.
This sequence of poems, for Blair, challenges the critical assessment of nineteenth-century Scottish poetry as mostly (in Douglas Gifford's words) "evasive ruralism.
Research interests: spatial and landscape planning, planning of small settlements, ruralism and rural architecture, regulatory plans for the regulation of non-urban settlements, evolutionary constants of a settlement culture undergoing renovation, with particular reference to the coastal region, models for revitalisation of degraded landscape areas, analysis of trends of spatial development.
Maestro in structuralism and ruralism landscape painting, art educationalist.
Colish cites three reasons why Boswell's assertion is untenable: (1) historians of the family agree that the extended family was normative throughout the period; 2) weak, decentralized, and constitutionally limited rule was more likely to coincide with ruralism than urbanism prior to the modern age; and 3) many of the groups Boswell cited evidence from were not town dwellers.
This I know because, during a day's rampant ruralism, Clover, the family pointer, felt the need to jump into the open tailgate before enjoying a good shake.
3) By drawing together various dialectic traditions (hence the double nomenclature), it transcends ruralism, tribalism, traditionalism, and nationalism.
There are plenty of family crossovers and estate cars out there with full-time all wheel drive which return good economy figures while being able to cope with poor weather, crumbling roads and a bit of light ruralism.
There are plenty of family crossovers and estate cars out there with full-time all-wheel drive which return good economy figures while being able to cope with poor weather, crumbling roads and a bit of light ruralism.
While many of his works take place in what critics and readers outside the South would term a regional ruralism, many, if not most of his novels and stories concern the decidedly nonrural space of Jefferson as well as major cities and capitals.