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  Rural communities Because of the population turnaround in many rural areas, the definition of a rural community in a widespread and confused literature has become an elusive concept (Lewis, 1979) and although most parts of the UK have reached Time C in Figure 5.4a, some areas are characterized by a mixture of repopulation and depopulation in Zone III, and depopulation and repopulation in Zone II, so that the hallmarks of both the population and depopulation quadrants of Figure 5.4b can be found together in a very small area.   lack >   Another problem according to Lewis (1983, 149) is " the lack  of an adequate conceptual framework" and as a result (1983,149) " most rural studies have tended to be empirical and holistic, thus lack ing comparability and depth".     This was certainly true of the majority of studies before and even till the 1970s, which usually adopted a social anthropological approach (Arensberg and Kimball, 1940) to static or declining farm communities (Davies, 1970) and even by 1971 it was possible for Franklin (1971, 12) to argue that"the peasantry, though diminishing in number and importance, still forms the largest single category within the rural community throughout Europe".