Category: Human Geography

Download Liminality and the Modern: Living Through the In-Between by Bjørn Thomassen PDF

By Bjørn Thomassen

This publication offers the historical past and family tree of an more and more vital topic: liminality. Coming to the fore in recent times in social and political thought and lengthening past is unique use as constructed inside anthropology, liminality has come to indicate areas and moments within which the taken-for-granted order of the area ceases to exist and novel kinds emerge, frequently in unpredictable methods. Liminality and the trendy bargains a entire creation to this idea, discussing its improvement and laying out a conceptual and experiential framework for considering switch when it comes to liminality. utilising this framework to questions surrounding the implosion of 'non-spaces', the research of significant old classes and the research of political revolution, the booklet additionally explores its attainable makes use of in social technological know-how examine and its implications for our realizing of the uncertainty and contingency of the liquid constructions of recent society.Shedding new gentle on an idea primary to social suggestion, in addition to its capability for pushing social and political concept in new instructions, this booklet might be of curiosity to students around the social sciences and philosophy operating in fields equivalent to social, political and anthropological idea, cultural experiences, social and cultural geography, and ancient anthropology and sociology.

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Download The Turkish Deep State: State Consolidation, Civil-Military by Mehtap Sooyler PDF

By Mehtap Sooyler

The deep nation ranks one of the most crucial matters in Turkish politics. This e-book lines its origins and gives a proof of the emergence and trajectory of the deep country; the that means and serve as of casual and authoritarian associations within the formal defense quarter of a democratic regime; the involvement of the kingdom in prepared crime; armed clash; corruption; and large human rights violations.

This booklet applies an cutting edge methodological method of thought formation and gives a mid-range concept of deep nation that sheds mild at the reciprocal dating among the nation and political regimes and elaborates at the stipulations for the consolidation of democracy. It lines the path-dependent emergence and trajectory of the deep kingdom from the Ottoman Empire to the present Turkish Republic and its influence on state-society kin. It reads country formation, consolidation, and breakdown from the point of view of this so much resilient phenomenon of Turkish politics. The research additionally situates contemporary advancements relating to AKP governments, together with the ecu accession procedure, civil-military family, coup trials, the Kurdish query, and the Gülen move of their context in the deep country. additionally, this case-study deals an analytical framework for cross-regional comparative research of the deep states.

Addressing the lacuna in educational scholarship at the deep country phenomenon in Turkey, this booklet is key examining for college students and students with an curiosity in democratization, politics and heart East Studies.

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Download Hybrid Geographies: Natures Cultures Spaces by Sarah Whatmore PDF

By Sarah Whatmore

Hybrid Geographies severely examines the "opposition" among nature and tradition, the fabric and the social, as represented in clinical, environmental and well known discourses. Demonstrating that the realm isn't really an completely human success, Hybrid Geographies reconsiders the relation among human and non-human, the social and the cloth, exhibiting how they're in detail and variously associated.

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Download Birthright: People and Nature in the Modern World by Stephen R. Kellert PDF

By Stephen R. Kellert

Human healthiness and overall healthiness are inextricably associated with nature; our connection to the wildlife is a part of our organic inheritance. during this attractive ebook, a pioneer within the box of biophilia—the learn of humans' inherent affinity for nature—sets forth the 1st complete account of nature's strong impression at the caliber of our lives. Stephen Kellert asserts that our capacities to imagine, consider, converse, create, and locate that means in lifestyles all rely on our courting to nature. And but our expanding disconnection and alienation from the flora and fauna replicate how heavily we've undervalued its very important position in our lives.

Weaving medical findings including own reports and views, Kellert explores how our humanity within the so much primary sense—including our actual overall healthiness, and capacities for affection, aversion, mind, keep watch over, aesthetics, exploitation, spirituality, and verbal exchange are deeply contingent at the caliber of our connections to the traditional world.  due to this dependency, the human species has built over the process its evolution an inherent have to associate with nature.  yet, like a lot of what it ability to be human, this inborn tendency needs to be discovered to turn into totally functional.  In different phrases, it's a birthright that has to be earned. He discusses how we will be able to repair this stability to nature by technique of alterations in how we elevate young ones, train ourselves, use land and assets, boost construction and neighborhood layout, perform our ethics, and behavior our daily lives. Kellert's relocating ebook presents precisely what's wanted now: a clean realizing of the way a lot our crucial humanity depends upon being part of the normal world.

 

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Download Climates, Landscapes, and Civilizations by Liviu Giosan, Dorian Q. Fuller, Kathleen Nicoll, Rowan K. PDF

By Liviu Giosan, Dorian Q. Fuller, Kathleen Nicoll, Rowan K. Flad, Peter D. Clift

Published by way of the yank Geophysical Union as a part of the Geophysical Monograph Series.

Climates, Landscapes, and Civilizations brings jointly a set of reviews at the background of advanced interrelationships among people and their setting by means of integrating Earth technological know-how with archeology and anthropology. At a time while weather swap, overpopulation, and shortage of assets are more and more affecting our methods of lifestyles, the teachings of the earlier offer a number of reference frames which are worthy for informing our destiny judgements and motion plans. quantity highlights contain discussions of a number of connotations of the Anthropocene, landscapes as a hyperlink among weather and people, synoptic ways to discover large-scale cultural styles, neighborhood experiences for contextualizing cultural complexity, and environmental determinism and social thought. Straddling the fields of Earth sciences, anthropology, and archaeology and providing learn from throughout a number of continents, Climates, Landscapes, and Civilizations will entice a large readership between scientists, students, and the general public at large.Content:

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Download AP Human Geography, 2014-2015 Edition by Carol Ann Gillespie PDF

By Carol Ann Gillespie

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5 Steps to a five: AP Human Geography gains an efficient, 5-step plan to steer your instruction application and assist you construct the abilities, wisdom, and test-taking self assurance you must be successful. This absolutely revised variation covers the most recent path syllabus and offers version checks that replicate the most recent model of the exam.

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Download The Internet in Everyday Life by Caroline Haythornthwaite, Barry Wellman PDF

By Caroline Haythornthwaite, Barry Wellman

The web in lifestyle is the 1st ebook to systematically examine how being on-line suits into people's daily lives.

  • Opens up a brand new line of inquiry into the social results of the Internet.
  • Focuses on how the net matches into daily lives, instead of contemplating it as another world.
  • Chapters are contributed via top researchers within the area.
  • Studies are in accordance with empirical data.
  • Talks concerning the fact of being on-line now, no longer hopes or fears concerning the destiny results of the Internet.

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Download Lost Geographies of Power by John Allen PDF

By John Allen

Content material:
Chapter 1 creation: misplaced Geographies (pages 1–12):
Chapter 2 energy in issues: Weber' Footnotes from the Centre (pages 15–37):
Chapter three energy via Mobilization: From Mann's Networked Productions to Castells's Networked Fictions (pages 15–37):
Chapter four energy as an Immanent Affair: Foucault and Deleuze' Topological aspect (pages 65–91):
Chapter five strength in its quite a few Guises (and Disguises) (pages 93–128):
Chapter 6 Proximity and achieve: have been there Powers at a Distance earlier than Latour? (pages 129–158):
Chapter 7 putting strength, or the Mischief performed through pondering that Domination is far and wide (pages 159–188):
Chapter eight end: lost energy (pages 189–197):

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