Category: Human Geography

Download Remaking Reality: Nature at the Millennium by Bruce Braun, Noel Castree PDF

By Bruce Braun, Noel Castree

This booklet rejects apocalyptic pronouncements that the tip of the millenium represents the 'end' of nature besides. Remaking fact brings jointly members from around the human sciences who argue concept of 'social nature' offers nice wish for the long run. utilising quite a few theoretical methods to social nature, and fascinating with debates in politics, technological know-how, expertise and social pursuits surrouding race, gender and sophistication, the individuals explroe very important and rising websites the place nature is now being remade with significant social and ecological outcomes. The essays are organised round issues: 'capitalising and envisioning nature' and 'actors, networks and the politics of hybridity'. An afterword by way of Neil Smith displays at the difficulties and chances of destiny names.For critics and activists alike, Remaking truth offers crucial theoretical and political instruments to reconsider environmentalism and innovative social natures for the 21st century.

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Download Political anthropology: an introduction by Ted C. Lewellen PDF

By Ted C. Lewellen

Within the foreword to the 1st version, well known anthropologist, Victor Turner, wrote that this publication used to be a succinct and lucid account of the sporadic development of political anthropology over the last 4 a long time . . . the creation we now have all been looking ahead to. precise in its box, this booklet deals a entire assessment of political anthropology, together with its background, its significant learn findings, and its theoretical issues either prior and current. The 3rd version has been considerably up-to-date and extended, with wide adjustments in lots of chapters, new chapters, a brand new Preface that replaces the advent of the 1st variations, an up to date thesaurus and recommended Readings checklist, and an accelerated Bibliography.In a essentially written sort, this creation additionally offers the heritage worthy for additional learn. the recent chapters conceal such issues because the politics of id, and the transition from modernism to postmodernism. As with the sooner versions, this 3rd version of what has develop into a vintage within the self-discipline nonetheless serves as a uncomplicated textual content and constitution for an entire direction.

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Download Postcolonial Geographies (Writing Past Colonialism Series) by Alison Blunt, Cheryl McEwan PDF

By Alison Blunt, Cheryl McEwan

Postcolonialism and geography are in detail associated during the spatiality of colonial discourse in addition to the cloth results of colonialism and decolonisation. Geographical principles approximately house, position, panorama, and placement have helped to articulate assorted stories of colonialism either long ago and current and the 'here' and 'there'. while, while spatial photographs comparable to mobility, margins and exile abound in postcolonial writings, extra fabric geographies have frequently been neglected. This identify provides a sustained geographical research of postcolonialism. Exploring and constructing the connections among postcolonialism and geography, the essays during this ebook - ranging throughout Europe, Australia, Asia, Africa, and North the United States - examine the geographies of postcolonialism and chart the contours of a postcolonial geography. individuals comprise: Morag Bell, Claire Dwyer, Haydie Gooder, Jane M. Jacobs, M. Satish Kumar, Alan Lester, Mark McGuinness, Karen M. Morin, Richard Phillips, Marcus energy, Jenny Robinson, James D. Sidaway, and John Wylie.

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Download Pop Culture Russia!: Media, Arts, and Lifestyle by Birgit Beumers PDF

By Birgit Beumers

Popular culture Russia!: Media, Arts, and way of life ГУМАНИТАРНЫЕ НАУКИ, КУЛЬТУРА и ИСКУССТВО Автор: Birgit Beumers Название: popular culture Russia!: Media, Arts, and way of life Издательство: ABC-CLIO Серия: pop culture within the modern global Год: 2005 Формат: pdf (rar +3%) Размер: 5,41 mb Язык: Английский/EnglishPopular tradition Russia! is designed to supply an creation to a couple of the advancements in pop culture within the New Russia. This e-book makes an attempt to chart the improvement of pop culture in Soviet Russia in wide phrases, so one can set the backdrop for an in depth exploration of pop culture below Gorbachev, Yeltsin, and Putin. i've got essentially no longer lined every thing yet have chosen what seems such a lot consultant of the quick improvement of up to date tradition in Russia. i couldn't even declare that i've got lined crucial trends,figures, and occasions - in basic terms background will show that.0

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Download Automobility in Transition?: A Socio-Technical Analysis of by Frank W. Geels, René Kemp, Geoff Dudley, Glenn Lyons PDF

By Frank W. Geels, René Kemp, Geoff Dudley, Glenn Lyons

Is the automobility regime experiencing a transition in the direction of sustainability? to reply to that question, this book investigates balance and alter in modern shipping platforms. It makes a socio-technical research of delivery platforms, exploring the suggestions and ideology of the most important actors equivalent to automobile brands, neighborhood and nationwide governments, electorate, vehicle drivers, shipping planners and civil society. guiding questions are: can we see a greening of autos, in keeping with technological concepts that maintain the present car-based procedure? Or is whatever extra radical fascinating and likely, such as the improvement of go back and forth regimes within which automobile use is much less dominant?

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Download Water Worlds: Human Geographies of the Ocean by Jon Anderson, Kimberley Peters (eds.) PDF

By Jon Anderson, Kimberley Peters (eds.)

Our global is a water international. Seventy percentage of our planet includes ocean. besides the fact that, geography has typically neglected this very important section of the earth's composition. The note 'geography' without delay interprets as 'earth writing' and according to this definition, the self-discipline has preoccupied itself with the learn of terrestrial areas of society and nature.This ebook demanding situations human geography's preoccupation with the terrestrial, investigating the terra incognita of the seas and oceans. Linking to new theoretical debates shaping the geographic self-discipline (such as have an effect on, assemblage, emotion, hybridity, and the more-than-human), this quantity unlocks new wisdom in regards to the human geographies of ocean house. The ebook casts adrift strong, bounded and stuck conceptions of area and advances geographical knowing according to the realm as 'becoming', altering, cellular and processional. This ontology helps the suggestion that the oceans aren't easily fluid in a literal approach, but additionally in a conceptual feel, suggesting that the seas have their very own fluid natures - their very own capacities and companies - that are co-fabricated with social and cultural life.This publication positive aspects twelve chapters, authored via key teachers contributing to this transforming into box of analysis. The publication is split into 3 sections, together with an creation through the editors and a foreword via Prof. Philip E. Steinberg, the prime pupil within the box of maritime geographies. the 1st part of the e-book considers the ways that varied watery areas from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea were conceptualised, theorised and 'known' via metaphors, voyages of discovery and clinical endeavour. the second one part examines how oceans are skilled; via numerous actions together with riding on water, kayaking in water and happily snorkeling water. the ultimate part explores the kinfolk among human existence and the character of the ocean as a cloth, cellular and more-than-human house, studying the impacts of the sea at the migratory practices of fishermen in Senegal, to the more-than-human geographies of the modern scallop undefined, the old trips of steam send businesses and the pirate radio enterprise.Oceans are primary to the workings of the realm as we all know it. severe human actions ensue at sea, together with exchange, tourism, migration, clinical exploration, and source exploitation. The water global is for this reason considerably entwined with our daily lives. This ebook deals a singular and demanding contribution to an ever-emerging cross-disciplinary material.

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Download Sunbelt Rising: The Politics of Space, Place, and Region by Michelle Nickerson, Darren Dochuk PDF

By Michelle Nickerson, Darren Dochuk

Coined through Republican strategist Kevin Phillips in 1969 to explain the recent alloy of conservatism that united citizens around the southern rim of the rustic, the time period "Sunbelt" has because won forex within the American lexicon. by means of the early Nineteen Seventies, the quarter had come to include monetary progress and an formidable political tradition. With sprawling suburban landscapes, towns like Atlanta, Dallas, and l. a. appeared destined to sap effect from the Northeast. company entrepreneurialism and a conservative ethos helped forge the Sunbelt's industrial-labor kin, army spending, schooling platforms, and local improvement. remarkable migration to the area ensured that those advancements labored in live performance with sojourners' own quests for paintings, family members, neighborhood, and rest. within the resplendent Sunbelt the country appeared to glimpse the yank Dream remade.

The essays in Sunbelt Rising install new analytic instruments to give an explanation for this region's dramatic upward push. members to the quantity examine the Sunbelt as either a actual entity and a cultural invention. They research the raised street, the sprawling criminal advanced, and the fast-food eating place as distinct fabric contours of a quarter. during this comparable vein they delineate precise Sunbelt versions of company and executive association, which got here to form such a lot of features of the nation's political and fiscal destiny. participants additionally research literature, faith, and civic engagement to demonstrate how a specific Sunbelt cultural sensibility arose that ordered people's lives in a interval of tumultuous swap. through exploring the interaction among the Sunbelt as a structurally outlined house and a culturally imagined position, Sunbelt Rising addresses longstanding debates approximately area as a class of analysis.

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Download A Companion to Social Geography (Wiley-Blackwell Companions by Vincent J. Del Casino Jr., Mary E. Thomas, Paul Cloke, Ruth PDF

By Vincent J. Del Casino Jr., Mary E. Thomas, Paul Cloke, Ruth Panelli

This quantity lines the complexity of social geography in either its historic and current contexts, while demanding readers to mirror significantly at the tensions that run via social geographic thought.

• prepared to supply a brand new set of conceptual lenses in which social geographies will be discussed;

• offers an unique intervention into the debates approximately social geography;

• Highlights the significance of social geography in the broader box of geography.

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Download Political Anthropology by Ted C. Lewellen PDF

By Ted C. Lewellen

Within the foreword to the 1st variation, popular anthropologist Victor Turner wrote that this e-book used to be a succinct and lucid account of the sporadic development of political anthropology over the last 4 many years . . . the advent we now have all been watching for. exact in its box, this e-book bargains a accomplished review of political anthropology, together with its background, its significant examine findings, and its theoretical matters either prior and current. The 3rd variation has been considerably up to date and improved, with vast alterations in lots of chapters, new chapters, a brand new Preface that replaces the advent of the 1st variations, an up to date thesaurus and advised Readings checklist, and an extended Bibliography.In a basically written type, this advent additionally presents the historical past important for extra examine. the hot chapters disguise such issues because the politics of id, and the transition from modernism to postmodernism. As with the sooner variations, this 3rd version of what has develop into a vintage within the self-discipline nonetheless serves as a uncomplicated textual content and constitution for an entire path.

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Download Environment & Society (Routledge Introductions to by Erika Cudworth PDF

By Erika Cudworth

Before everything of the twenty-first century, it may be argued that human societies have a better effect at the setting than ever earlier than. now we have continually been established upon, and interacted with, the 'natural' surroundings. notwithstanding, the dramatic social alterations of the prior 3 centuries, have altered the shape of our dating with non-human nature to the level that a few may see people/planet family as in a scenario of crisis.Environment and Society offers a complete and significant account of the ways that we will be able to take into consideration the connection among human societies and the environments with which they have interaction. It argues that human societies are ecologically embedded, and that environments are frequently socially embedded and constituted. It makes the several theoretical positions and empirical experiences obtainable to scholars, and contains bankruptcy outlines and summaries, annotated extra examining, boxed case-studies and dialogue issues.

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