SHS Web Conf.
Volume 68, 20197th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference SOCIETY. HEALTH. WELFARE
|Number of page(s)||9|
|Section||Society: Values and Human Behaviour|
|Published online||25 November 2019|
Relational place-making in Latvian countryside: Straupe and Kaldabruņa case
1 Rıga Stradiņš University, Department of Humanities, Riga, Latvia
2 Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies, Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities, Jelgava, Latvia
* Corresponding author: Dina.Bite@rsu.lv
The paper deals with the relational place-making term describing it through the two examples of Latvian countryside. Straupe and Kaldabruņa have developed strong social networks and cooperation during more than 10 years. Both cases are built on certain values that gather similar people and organisations around them. Administrative and social borders are not as important as the purpose of coming together and maintaining of social values. Relational place-making approach can also give an alternative view of consumers' society, as social agents involved tend to assign specific meaning to their actions and interactions. Relational place-making approach is powerful enough to bring up new ideas and implement new economic and social activities, and both theoretically and practically offer a new logic for trans–territorial relations and rural development.
Key words: relational place-making / Latvian countryside / rural development
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2019
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