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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Pittock, which also traces its roots earlier in the seventeenth century ("Rights of Nature: The Ideal Images of Jacobite Ruralism," British Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies 13(1990) 223-37).
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However, Republicans can also slow the progressive project nationally, with the full electoral advantages that come from having a rural base and a constitutional system that favors ruralism over urban density, as well as a conservative Supreme Court that blunts both popular liberal initiatives and the expanding new electorate.
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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.