• Human Geography
  • Environmental Anthropology Engaging Ecotopia: by Joshua Lockyer, James R. Veteto

    By Joshua Lockyer, James R. Veteto

    which will movement worldwide society in the direction of a sustainable “ecotopia,” suggestions needs to be engaged in particular areas and groups, and the authors the following argue for re-orienting environmental anthropology from a problem-oriented in the direction of a solutions-focused recreation. utilizing case reports from around the globe, the contributors—scholar-activists and activist-practitioners— research the interrelationships among 3 sought after environmental social pursuits: bioregionalism, a worldview and political ecology that grounds environmental motion and event; permaculture, a layout technology for placing the bioregional imaginative and prescient into motion; and ecovillages, the ever-dynamic settings for developing sustainable neighborhood cultures.

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  • Urban Change in Iran: Stories of Rooted Histories and by Fatemeh Farnaz Arefian, Seyed Hossein Iradj Moeini

    By Fatemeh Farnaz Arefian, Seyed Hossein Iradj Moeini

    This booklet, in keeping with convention excerpts, investigates numerous points of latest Iranian urbanism. the themes lined variety from the affects of political advancements at the towns’ swift socio-economic advancements, to the towns’ afflicted courting with the country’s built-environment background and their often ill-managed publicity to Western notions of improvement and globalisation. final yet no longer least, the country’s vulnerability to ordinary failures in an age of accelerating urban-population densification can be considered.

    Alongside extra theoretically and artistically orientated debates, the book’s person contributions flip their cognizance to the now a lot larger percentage of city dwellers within the country’s emerging inhabitants. It additionally discusses the rules designed in keeping with those demographic strikes, together with these to strengthen new cities, locate housing for the surplus inhabitants in current towns, renovate ancient constructions and create new public areas. The practice-policy orientated contributions additionally contain these in regards to the country’s responses to traditional disasters.

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  • Criminal Resistance? : The Politics of Kidnapping Oil by Temitope B. Oriola

    By Temitope B. Oriola

    Crude oil extraction within the Niger Delta zone of Nigeria generates ninety six% of all international profits and eighty five% of kingdom sales, making it an important to the survival of the Nigerian nation. a number of generations of kingdom overlook, corruption and mismanagement have ensured that the Delta quarter is among the so much socio-economically and politically disadvantaged within the nation. via the past due Nineties there has been a daunting proliferation of armed gangs and rebel teams. unlawful oil bunkering, pipeline vandalism, disruption of oil construction actions, riots, and demonstrations intensified and in 2003, insurgents started kidnapping oil employees at a frenetic speed. In overdue 2005, an uber-insurgent flow 'organization' was once shaped in Nigeria. Christened the circulate for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), it operates as an amorphous, multifaceted amalgam of rebel teams with an unparalleled scientific precision in execution of intents. by means of focussing on kidnappings which are putatively hooked up to the fight for emancipating the Niger Delta, Oriola makes the case for analysing MEND as a social flow association, instead of a terrorist or legal gang by way of displaying how political strategies form kidnappings within the Delta. using violent repertoires of rivalry has now not garnered adequate realization within the social move literature, although that worldwide, many related teams are adopting violent strategies with no inevitably eschewing non-violent innovations. according to multi-actor study, together with interviews and concentration workforce discussions with group individuals, army professionals, forty two ex-insurgents without delay concerned about unlawful oil bunkering and kidnapping, and professional e mail statements from 'Jomo Gbomo', the spokesperson of MEND, this ebook may be of curiosity to sociologists, political scientists and peace and safety reports students.

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  • Geographic Interpretations of the Internet by Aharon Kellerman

    By Aharon Kellerman

    This booklet introduces the net via a scientific geographical interpretation, hence laying off mild on the web as a spatial entity. The book’s process is to increase uncomplicated suggestions built for terrestrial geography to our on-line world, so much particularly these with regards to area, constitution, position, distance, mobility, and presence. It additional considers the net by means of its structure of knowledge area, communications house, and display house. by utilizing recognized techniques from conventional human geography, this publication proposes a mix of terrestrial and digital geographies, which can in flip assist in dealing with net constructions and contents. The publication appeals to human and monetary geographers, particularly these drawn to info and net geographies. it may well even be of detailed curiosity and value to sociologists and media students and scholars facing verbal exchange know-how and the Internet.

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  • Eastern Europe: An Introduction to the People, Lands, and by Richard Frucht

    By Richard Frucht

    A modern research of the folk, cultures, and society in the areas that make up japanese Europe.

    • Discusses the geography, background, political improvement, and economic climate of countries akin to Poland, Lithuania, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Albania, and plenty of others

    • comprises historic profiles of important humans reminiscent of Konstantin Päts and Lydia Koidula, cultural occasions similar to the track pageant, and key occasions reminiscent of the sinking of the ferry Estonia

    • provides maps of the complete zone and every of the sixteen international locations, together with Latvia, Slovenia, Bulgaria, and Greece

    • comprises discussions of jap ecu languages

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  • Human Geography
  • The Mongol Empire Between Myth and Reality: Studies in by Denise Aigle

    By Denise Aigle

    In The Mongol Empire among fable and Reality, Denise Aigle offers the Mongol empire as a second of touch among political ideologies, religions, cultures and languages, and, by way of reciprocal representations, among the a long way East, the Muslim East, and the Latin West. the 1st half is dedicated to The memoria of the Mongols in historic and literary assets within which she examines how the Mongol rulers have been perceived via the peoples with whom they have been involved. In Shamanism and Islam she reports the notion of shamanism by way of Muslim authors and their makes an attempt to combine Genghis Khan and his successors into an Islamic framework. The final sections take care of geopolitical questions concerning the Ilkhans, the Mamluks, and the Latin West. Genghis Khan s successors claimed the safety of everlasting Heaven to justify their conquests even after their Islamization."

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  • Key Thinkers on Space and Place by Phil Hubbard

    By Phil Hubbard

    Already a regular scholar reference, the entire entries during this second version of Key Thinkers on house and Place were considerably revised and up-to-date. spotting how lively and full of life debates on house are, this variation comprises ten thoroughly new entries, making the textual content much more entire. it's a certain consultant to the lifestyles and paintings of these thinkers such a lot accountable for the present 'spatial flip' within the social sciences. Highlighting the paintings of greater than 60 key thinkers it presents a synoptic evaluation of alternative principles concerning the function of house and position in modern social, cultural, political and monetary life.

    With concise, uniform entries all through, the portrait of every philosopher comprises:

    - biographical info and theoretical context

    - an explication in their contribution to spatial thinking

    - an summary of key advances and controversies

    - bibliographies of basic and secondary literature

    As a primer at the spatial mind's eye, the textual content illustrates the varied ways in which area and position will be theorized: from humanism to Marxism, feminism to post-structuralism, queer idea to post-colonialism. The publication could be an integral buy not only for geographers, yet for all these drawn to theories of area and position - even if in geography, sociology, city reviews, cultural reports, or anthropology.

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  • Transnational Spaces (Routledge Research in by Philip Crang, Claire Dwyer, Peter Jackson

    By Philip Crang, Claire Dwyer, Peter Jackson

    Social family in our globalising international are more and more stretched out around the borders of 2 or extra geographical regions. but, regardless of the growing to be educational curiosity in transnational financial networks, political activities and cultural kinds, too little recognition has been paid to the variations of area that those strategies either replicate and reproduce.Transnational areas takes a cutting edge point of view, taking a look at transnationalism as a social area that may be occupied by way of a variety of actors, no longer all of whom are themselves without delay attached to transnational migrant groups.

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