• Human Geography
  • Migration (Key Ideas in Geography) by Michael Samers

    By Michael Samers

    Within the context of worldwide safeguard matters, humanitarian crises and talent shortages migration and immigration became valuable to monetary, political and social debates at the start of the twenty-first century. And whereas migration and immigration have on no account escaped the eye of social scientists, the learn of either continues to be the main ‘under-serviced’ educational area with recognize to introductory texts. it isn't incredible then that even fewer books have explored the contours of those social phenomena from an explicitly geographical standpoint – in different phrases, by way of ‘space’, ‘place’ and ‘scale’. Migration is a sophisticated, but obtainable, creation to migration and immigration in a world context. It deals a serious, multi-disciplinary method of the topic, borrowing from human geography, political technology, social anthropology and sociology. even though, not like different huge volumes at the topic, it emphasises a theoretical and conceptual method of the learn of migration. in particular, Migration adopts a special geographical method through making use of spatial strategies reminiscent of position, scale, and territory. utilizing those spatial techniques, the writer argues that the majority reports of migration start with both an undue emphasis on realms as a lens on migration or to the contrary depend on exaggerated notions of trans-nationalism. Migration neither neglects the significance of country states nor the importance of transnationalism, however it makes a speciality of how neighborhood contexts topic to migration. The publication covers such themes as migration different types, the reason of other kinds of migration, migration and employment, the geopolitics of migration and immigration and citizenship, rights, and belonging. this article isn't really easily an encyclopaedic assessment of migration theories, traits and evidence; particularly, it's designed to have lasting highbrow price by means of delivering specific arguments in each one theme-based bankruptcy. whereas it advocates sure arguments, it's also sincerely written in an attractive and obtainable demeanour for an undergraduate viewers. Its transparent constitution is complemented by way of a mixture of pedagogical gains, resembling case-study bins, precis questions on the finish of every bankruptcy and a word list. The ebook is designed for classes and modules on migration and immigration on the undergraduate and postgraduate degrees and either scholars and lecturers will locate it highly precious.

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  • Human Geography
  • The Non-Western World: Environment, Development and Human by Pradyumna P. Karan

    By Pradyumna P. Karan

    Via a cross-cultural and multi-disciplinary strategy, this introductory textbook specializes in serious problems with improvement, atmosphere, and cultural conflicts dealing with such a lot quarter of the non-Western international. parts lined contain China, Japan, Southeast Asia, the Indian subcontinent, the center East, and sub-Saharan Africa.

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  • Greek Roman
  • Potamo of Alexandria and the Emergence of Eclecticism in by Myrto Hatzimichali

    By Myrto Hatzimichali

    Eclecticism is an idea typical within the historical past of historic philosophy to explain the highbrow stance of various thinkers equivalent to Plutarch, Cicero and Seneca. during this booklet the historic and interpretative difficulties linked to eclecticism are for the 1st time approached from the perspective of the one self-described eclectic thinker from antiquity, Potamo of Alexandria. The proof is tested intimately with regards to the philosophical and wider highbrow heritage of the interval. Potamo's perspectives are positioned within the context of key debates on the leading edge of past due Hellenistic philosophical job to which he contributed, comparable to the criterion of fact, the 1st ideas in physics, the ethical finish and the translation of Aristotle's esoteric works. The emergence of eclecticism is hence taken care of in reference to the main shift in philosophical pursuits and strategies that marked the passage from Hellenistic to Imperial philosophy.

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  • Human Geography
  • Tourism and Change in Polar Regions: Climate, Environments by Michael C. Hall, Jarkko Saarinen

    By Michael C. Hall, Jarkko Saarinen

    The world’s polar areas are attracting extra curiosity than ever prior to. as soon as considered as barren, inhospitable locations the place purely explorers move, the north and south polar areas were reworked into excessive profile tourism locations, more and more visited through cruise ships in addition to changing into obtainable with direct flights. Tourism is noticeable as one of many few monetary possibilities in those areas yet whilst the polar areas are being unfolded to tourism improvement they're suffering from a few new components which are interconnected to go back and forth and tourism. weather switch, panorama and species loss, expanding curiosity in power assets and minerals, social adjustments in indigenous societies, and a brand new polar geopolitics all deliver into query the sustainability of polar areas and where of tourism inside them. This well timed quantity presents a modern account of tourism and its affects in polar areas. It explores the advance and customers of polar tourism, in addition to tourism’s affects and linked swap at excessive latitudes from environmental, financial, social and political views. It attracts on innovative learn from either the Arctic and Antarctic to supply a comparative evaluation and illustrate the true existence matters bobbing up from tourism’s position in those areas. Integrating idea and perform the ebook totally evaluates various views on polar tourism and proposes activities that may be taken by way of neighborhood and worldwide administration to accomplish a sustainable destiny for polar areas and improvement of tourism. this entire and present account of polar tourism concerns is written by way of a global crew of prime researchers during this zone and should have worldwide attract larger point scholars, researchers, lecturers in Tourism, Environmental experiences, Arctic/Polar experiences and conservation lovers alike.

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  • Human Geography
  • Social Limits to Economic Theory (Modern Economics) by J. Mulberg

    By J. Mulberg

    Smooth economics makes a lot of its declare to be neutral, goal and value-free however it is not able to deal with our so much quick difficulties similar to common environmental degradation and protracted poverty. In Social Limits to financial conception Jon Mulberg argues for a brand new revolutionary political economic system, in line with notions of neighborhood and justice and incorporating environmental and moral concerns. In doing so he presents the easiest creation to this point to severe, non-orthodox economics.

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  • Human Geography
  • Feminism and Geography: The Limits of Geographical Knowledge by Gillian Rose

    By Gillian Rose

    Geography is a topic which all through its historical past has been ruled through males; males have undertaken the heroic explorations which shape the mythology of its origin, males have written so much of its texts and, as many feminist geographers have remarked, men's pursuits have established what counts as valid geographical wisdom. This booklet bargains a sustained exam of the masculinism of up to date geographical discourses.

    Drawing at the paintings of feminist theories concerning the intersection of strength, wisdom and subjectivity, diverse facets of the discipline's masculinism are mentioned in a chain of essays which deliver influential ways in contemporary geography including feminist bills of the gap of the standard, the proposal of a feeling of position and perspectives of panorama. within the ultimate bankruptcy, the spatial imagery of a number of feminists is tested so one can argue that the geographical mind's eye implicit in feminist discussions of the politics of position is one instance of a geography which doesn't deny distinction within the identify of a common masculinity.

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  • Human Geography
  • Touching space, placing touch by Paterson, Mark; Dodge, Martin

    By Paterson, Mark; Dodge, Martin

    On condition that contact and touching is so valuable to daily embodied life, why has it been principally missed by means of social scientists for therefore lengthy? what's the position of contact in our combined areas of sociality, paintings, domesticity, game, creativity or care? What conceptual assets and educational languages do we achieve in the direction of while coming near near tactile actions and somatic reviews in the course of the physique? How is this  Read more...

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  • Human Geography
  • Global Overshoot: Contemplating the World's Converging by doug cocks

    By doug cocks

    Global Overshoot is a multidisciplinary research (including heritage and pre-history) from an ecological and evolutionary point of view of the modern international approach. This e-book compares and evaluations attitudes held by means of individuals with diversified international perspectives to the hypothetical prospect of huge frequent falls in caliber of lifestyles. It additionally attracts insights from those analyses to enhance and recommend a philosophy of Ecohumanism to humans of excellent will who are looking to imagine constructively concerning the world’s converging difficulties, i.e. imagine altruistically and ‘think like an evolving ecosystem.’

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