Our research project takes the perspective of inhabitants and asks how demographic change affects daily life and living arrangements in rural areas and small-towns.
This research project focuses on the analysis of regional, rural living conditions. Up until now we have learned much too little about motives for living in villages and small towns, residents’ conceptions of life and how they arrange their everyday life in view of specific regional conditions.
Aims of this project are:
(1) To empirically analyse an individual resources and the socio-spatial contexts of the inhabitants of rural peripheries and small towns in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, in a purposeful theoretically profound manner.
(2) to critically question persistent stereotypes of rural and small-town lifestyles.
In this research project we use narrative interviews with residents and qualitative analysis methods to look at rural areas and small towns in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.
10.2017 - 9.2020
Project status: ongoing