• Human Geography
  • Political Landscapes of Capital Cities by Jessica Joyce Christie, Jelena Bogdanovic, Eulogio Guzmán

    By Jessica Joyce Christie, Jelena Bogdanovic, Eulogio Guzmán

    Political Landscapes of Capital Cities investigates the procedures of transformation of the typical panorama into the culturally developed and ideologically outlined political environments of capital towns. during this spatially inclusive, socially dynamic interpretation, an interdisciplinary team of authors together with archaeologists, anthropologists, and paintings historians makes use of the technique positioned forth in Adam T. Smith’s The Political panorama: Constellations of Authority in Early advanced Polities to show the intimate institutions among human-made environments and the common panorama that accommodate the sociopolitical wishes of governmental authority.

    Political Landscapes of Capital Cities blends the ancient, political, and cultural narratives of capital towns reminiscent of Bangkok, Cusco, Rome, and Tehran with a cautious visible research, hinging at the methodological instruments of not just architectural and concrete layout but in addition cultural, historiographical, and anthropological reviews. the gathering presents extra how one can conceive of ways techniques of urbanization, monumentalization, ritualization, naturalization, and unification affected capitals in a different way with out wasting grab of neighborhood targeted architectural and spatial positive factors. The essays additionally articulate the numerous complicated political and ideological agendas of a various set of sovereign entities that deliberate, developed, displayed, and played their societal beliefs within the areas in their capitals, finally confirming that political authority is profoundly spatial.

    Contributors: Jelena Bogdanovic, Jessica Joyce Christie, Talinn Grigor, Eulogio Guzmán, Gregor Kalas, Stephanie Pilat, Melody Rod-ari, Anne Parmly Toxey, Alexei Vranich

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  • Inscribed Landscapes: Marking and Making Place by Bruno David, Meredith Wilson, Brano David

    By Bruno David, Meredith Wilson, Brano David

    Landscapes worldwide are inscribed with enduring actual marks. Socially developed and engaged, panorama inscriptions (monuments, roads, gardens, rock-art) are foci of social event and as such are symbolic expressions that mould and facilitate the transmission of principles. via inscription, landscapes develop into social arenas the place the earlier is memorialized, the place own roots, objectives, and attachments are laid, and the place futures spread. Inscribed Landscapes explores the position of inscription within the social building of position, energy, and identification. Bringing jointly twenty-one students throughout quite a number fields - basically archaeology, anthropology, and geography - it discusses how social codes and hegemonic practices have led to the creation of specific senses of position, exploring the actual and metaphysical marking of position as a method of having access to social historical past. significant conceptual issues hyperlink the chapters of this e-book: social participation and resistance. Participation consists of inter-relationships among humans and position, the way in which inscribed environments and social adventure intertwine; resistance pertains to the rejection of modes of domination and their inscription within the panorama. the amount explores those subject matters in 3 components: the 1st specializes in rock-art, the second one on monuments, and the 3rd describes how the actual and metaphysical articulate to inscribe areas with which means

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

    By Bjørn Thomassen

    This publication presents the background and family tree of an more and more vital topic: liminality. Coming to the fore in recent times in social and political conception and increasing past is unique use as built inside of anthropology, liminality has come to indicate areas and moments within which the taken-for-granted order of the realm ceases to exist and novel varieties emerge, frequently in unpredictable methods. Liminality and the fashionable deals a accomplished advent to this idea, discussing its improvement and laying out a conceptual and experiential framework for wondering switch by way of liminality. utilizing this framework to questions surrounding the implosion of 'non-spaces', the research of significant historic sessions and the learn of political revolution, the booklet additionally explores its attainable makes use of in social technological know-how study and its implications for our knowing of the uncertainty and contingency of the liquid buildings of recent society.Shedding new mild on an idea relevant to social suggestion, in addition to its potential for pushing social and political thought in new instructions, this e-book could be of curiosity to students around the social sciences and philosophy operating in fields comparable to social, political and anthropological thought, cultural reports, social and cultural geography, and historic anthropology and sociology.

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  • National Identity and Geopolitical Visions: Maps of Pride by GERTJAN DIJKINK

    By GERTJAN DIJKINK

    From the 3rd Reich to Bosnia, nationalism - a feeling of a nation's position on this planet - has been accountable for a lot bloodshed. Nationalism could be manipulated by means of political leaders or governments however it springs from the folks. anything within the background and atmosphere of a countrywide workforce creates it. This quantity goals to find and research the parable of nationwide identification and its price in growing delight, deflecting worry or legitimating aggression. various essays - on Britain, the USA, Germany, Russia, Iraq, Serbia, Argentina, Australia, and India - illustrate different manifestations of the geographical mind's eye around the international locations of the area.

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  • The A to Z of Slovenia by Leopoldina Plut-Pregelj, Carole Rogel

    By Leopoldina Plut-Pregelj, Carole Rogel

    For greater than 1,300 years Slovenes had lived in jap Europe with no need a separate Slovene country, yet in December of 1990, they voted for independence, or, placed extra adequately, for "disassociation" from Yugoslavia. regrettably, Slovenia needed to struggle for its independence, which it didn't totally in attaining until eventually 1995 after its bloody disintegration with Yugoslavia was once over. due to the fact that independence, notwithstanding, Slovenia has prospered; its economic system is much prior to different former communist states and in 2004 Slovenia acceded to either NATO and the eu Union, the one republic of former Yugoslavia to do so.

    The A to Z of Slovenia covers the historical past of Slovenia and its fight to realize independence from communism. this is often performed via a close chronology, an advent, appendixes, a bibliography, and countless numbers of cross-referenced dictionary entries on a number of the extra major people, locations, and occasions; associations and firms; and political, fiscal, social,...

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  • Tunisia: Rural Labour and Structural Transformation by Ajit Ghose, Vali Jamal, Samir Radwan

    By Ajit Ghose, Vali Jamal, Samir Radwan

    After 20 years of awesome development, the Tunisian economic system is in main issue. The authors establish the explanations for this, and glance heavily on the transformation of the economic system, assessing its implications, fairly for the labour marketplace and the distribution of source of revenue and welfare.

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  • Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies: A Primer by Gunilla Oberg

    By Gunilla Oberg

    Environmental concerns are inherently interdisciplinary, and environmental educational courses more and more use an interdisciplinary approach.

    This well timed ebook offers a center framework for carrying out prime quality interdisciplinary learn. It specializes in the possibilities instead of the demanding situations of interdisciplinary paintings and is written for these doing interdisciplinary paintings (rather than these learning it). it really is designed to facilitate top of the range interdisciplinary paintings and the writer makes use of illustrative examples from pupil paintings and papers released within the environmental literature.

    This book's lucid, problem-solving procedure is framed in an available easy-to-read kind and should be imperative for someone embarking on a study undertaking related to interdisciplinary collaboration.

    Readership: graduate scholars, complicated undergraduates, and researchers inquisitive about the interface among human and ordinary environmental structures

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  • The Ashgate Research Companion to Media Geography by Paul C. Adams

    By Paul C. Adams

    This significant other presents an authoritative resource for students and scholars of the nascent box of media geography. whereas it has deep roots within the wider self-discipline, the consolidation of media geography has all started basically some time past decade, with the construction of media geography's first committed magazine, Aether, in addition to the book of the sub-discipline's first textbook. in spite of the fact that, at the present there's no different paintings which gives a finished review and grounding. via indicating the sub-discipline's evolution and hinting at its destiny, this quantity not just serves to encapsulate what geographers have realized approximately media but additionally may help to set the schedule for increasing this sort of interdisciplinary exploration. The contributors-leading students during this box, together with Stuart Aitken, Deborah Dixon, Derek McCormack, Barney Warf, and Matthew Zook-not basically overview the present literature in the remit in their chapters, but additionally articulate arguments approximately the place the longer term may perhaps take media geography scholarship. the quantity isn't easily a set of person choices, yet has afforded a chance to interchange principles approximately media geography, with individuals making connections among chapters and constructing universal topics.

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  • A Place in the Sun: Africa in Italian Colonial Culture from by Patrizia Palumbo, Angelo del Boca, Giulia Barrera, Barbara

    By Patrizia Palumbo, Angelo del Boca, Giulia Barrera, Barbara Sòrgoni, Nicola Labanca, Cristina Lombardi-Diop, Lucia Re, Giorgio Bertellini, Cecilia Boggio, Karen Pinkus, Cinzia Sartini-Blum, Robin Pickering-Iazzi

    Given the centrality of Africa to Italy's nationwide id, a radical examine of Italian colonial background and tradition has been lengthy late. very important advancements, the expansion of postcolonial reports and the debate surrounding immigration from Africa to the Italian peninsula, have made it transparent that the dialogue of Italy's colonial prior is vital to any realizing of the historical past and development of the state. This assortment, the 1st to collect articles by means of the most-respected students in Italian colonial stories, highlights the ways that colonial discourse has pervaded Italian tradition from the post-unification interval to the current. throughout the Risorgimento, Africa used to be invoked as a limb of a proudly resuscitated Imperial Rome. in the course of the Fascist period, imperialistic politics have been an important in shaping either household and foreign perceptions of the Italian state. those members provide compelling essays on decolonization, exoticism, fascist and liberal politics, anthropology, and historiography, let alone renowned literature, feminist reports, cinema, and kid's literature. as the Italian colonial previous has had large repercussions, not just in Italy and within the former colonies but in addition in different international locations ultimately concerned, students in lots of components will welcome this wide and insightful landscape of Italian colonial tradition.

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