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Внегородские локальности: гибридизация «сельского» и «городского» в процессе миграции горожан в сельскую местность

Article examines the migration of urban working age middle-class citizens to rural areas.
Research focuses on de-urbanization processes, mobility (both physical, from the city to rural areas, and
socio-cultural), the construction of rural localities by the ex-citizens, and their interaction with local and
city communities, as well as the new social realities emergence. The research is concentrated on the nonurban
spaces of the Near North, where in-depth interviews were carried out during a cross-disciplinary
expedition. Article is focused on moving from urban to non-urban spaces, professional activities of the
settlers, and their interaction with social environment We examine the ‘production of locality’ concept,
specifics of new hybrid identities, and lifestyles of those moved to rural areas. There are several trends
in the process of constructing new localities. On the one hand, the locality produced by city migrants
fills rural space with ‘humanistic’ meanings, opens the door to its rational use, making it attractive while
forming the resource streams, strongly connected to the city. However, at the same time there is a
tendency of producing of quasi-traditional ‘rurality’ and ‘theme parks’ construction, simulacrum-