Download E-books A World of Strangers: Order and Action in Urban Public Space PDF

By Lyn H. Lofland

In conventional human societies, the stranger was once a hazard, to be disarmed immediately by means of an act of strength or through a ritual of hospitality. lower than no stipulations may a stranger be neglected or taken without any consideration. but in all nice towns this present day, humans appear to reside out their whole lives in "a international of strangers." How did it turn into attainable for thousands of individuals to do that? How is urban existence attainable? the original worth of a global of Strangers lies in Dr. Lofland's professional use of wealthy ancient and anthropological assets to respond to those questions. She demonstrates that "a probably chaotic and meaningless international of strangers was once remodeled right into a knowable and predictable international of strangers through a similar mechanism people consistently use to make their global livable: it was once ordered." Lofland bargains a super research of a few of the units used at diverse occasions in heritage to create social and mental order in towns, concluding with an research of the modern urban, during which the site of the come across among strangers has come to interchange own visual appeal as a way of comparing others. Dr. Lofland additionally describes how urban humans firstly examine after which act upon the ordering rules dominant of their society. a global of Strangers is a superbly clever and readable account of ways we've got come to stay as we do.

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Download E-books An Introduction to Political Geography: Space, Place and Politics PDF

By Martin Jones

An creation to Political Geography maintains to supply a broad-based advent to modern political geography for college students following undergraduate measure classes in geography and comparable topics.

The text explores the entire breadth of up to date political geography, overlaying not just conventional matters reminiscent of the country, geopolitics, electoral geography and nationalism; but additionally expanding vital parts on the state-of-the-art of political geography study together with globalization, the geographies of law and governance, geographies of coverage formula and supply, and subject matters on the intersection of political and cultural geography, together with the politics of position intake, landscapes of energy, citizenship, id politics and geographies of mobilization and resistance.

This moment edition builds at the strengths of the 1st. the most adjustments and improvements are:

  • four new chapters on: political geographies of globalization, geographies of empire, political geography and the surroundings and geopolitics and demanding geopolitics
  • significant updating and revision of the present chapters to debate key advancements, drawing on fresh educational contributions and political events
  • new case reviews, drawing on progressively more foreign and international examples
  • additional containers for key options and an enlarged glossary. 

As with the 1st variation, vast use is made from case examine examples, illustrations, explanatory bins, publications to additional interpreting and a word list of key words to provide the cloth in an simply available demeanour. via employment of those thoughts this book introduces scholars to contributions from a variety of social and political theories within the context of empirical case research examples. by means of supplying a easy creation to such suggestions and pointing to pathways into extra expert fabric, this booklet serves either as a middle textual content for first- and moment- yr classes in political geography, and as a source along supplementary textbooks for extra expert 3rd 12 months courses.

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Download E-books Homelands: A Geography of Culture and Place across America (Creating the North American Landscape) PDF

What does it suggest to be from someplace? If most folks within the usa are "from somewhere else" what's an American fatherland? In answering those questions, the participants to Homelands: A Geography of tradition and position throughout America supply a geographical imaginative and prescient of territory and the formation of discrete groups within the U.S. this present day. Homelands discusses teams reminiscent of the Yankees in New England, outdated Order Amish in Ohio, African americans within the plantation South, Navajos within the Southwest, Russians in California, and a number of other peoples and locations.

Homelands explores the relationship of individuals and position through exhibiting how features of a number of assorted North American teams chanced on their area of interest and created a place of origin. a set of fifteen essays, Homelands is an leading edge examine geographical recommendations in neighborhood settings. it's also an exploration of the educational paintings happening approximately homelands and their humans, of the way elements reminiscent of tradition, cost, and cartographic options come jointly in American sociology. there's a lot not just to check but additionally to have fun approximately American homelands. because the editors kingdom, "Underlying latest pluralistic society are homelands -- huge and small, robust and susceptible -- that undergo in a roundabout way. The mosaic of homelands to which individuals bonded in better or lesser levels, affirms in a holistic method America's variety, its pluralistic society."

The authors depict the cultural results of immigrant payment. The conviction that folks have to perform the lifetime of the fatherland to accomplish their very own self consciousness, in the traditions and comforts of that group. Homelands supplies us a brand new map of the U.S., a map drawn with people's lives and the land that's their domestic.

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Download E-books Lost Geographies of Power (RGS-IBG Book Series) PDF

By John Allen

This unique research explores the adaptation that house and spatiality make to the knowledge of power.

  • Explores the variation that house and spatiality makes to an figuring out of power.
  • Moves ahead the incorporation of rules of house into social theory.
  • Presents a brand new realizing of the workout, makes use of and manifestations of cultural, fiscal and political strength within the moment 1/2 the 20 th century.
  • Illustrated with situations and examples.

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Download E-books People and Nature: An Introduction to Human Ecological Relations (Primers in Anthropology) PDF

Now up-to-date and extended, People and Nature is a full of life, obtainable creation to environmental anthropology that makes a speciality of the interactions among humans, tradition, and nature round the world.

  • Written via a revered student in environmental anthropology with a multi-disciplinary concentration that still attracts from geography, ecology, and environmental studies
  • Addresses new problems with significance, together with weather switch, inhabitants swap, the increase of the sluggish nutrients and farm-to-table hobbies, and consumer-driven shifts in sustainability
  • Explains key theoretical matters within the box, in addition to crucial learn, at a degree applicable for readers coming to the subject for the 1st time
  • Discusses the demanding situations in making sure a livable destiny for generations to return and explores recommendations for correcting the wear and tear already performed to the environment
  • Offers a strong, hopeful destiny imaginative and prescient for more advantageous kinfolk among people and nature that embraces the assumption of neighborhood wishes instead of intake desires, and the significance of establishing belief as a beginning for a sustainable future

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Download E-books Inter-group Relations and Migrant Integration in European Cities: Changing Neighbourhoods (IMISCOE Research Series) PDF

​ This publication offers a comparative research of intergroup family and migrant integration on the neighbourhood point in Europe. that includes a distinct number of photos of city family members among the bulk inhabitants and immigrant minorities, it examines how kin are dependent and evolve in several and more and more assorted neighborhood societies. within, readers will discover a coordinated set of ethnographic stories performed in 11 neighbourhoods of 5 eu towns: London, Barcelona, Budapest, Nuremberg, and Turin. The wide-ranging assurance encompasses post-industrial districts suffering to counter decline, vivid super-diverse parts, and every thing in among. that includes hugely contextualised, cross-disciplinary explorations offered inside of a superior comparative framework, this e-book considers such questions as: Why does the native-immigrant cut up develop into a stressful boundary in a few neighbourhoods of a few eu towns yet now not in others? To what volume are ethnically framed conflicts pushed by means of site-specific components or in its place via broader, exogenous ones? How a lot does the constitution of city areas count number in fuelling inter-ethnic tensions and what can neighborhood coverage groups do to avoid this? The solutions it presents are in accordance with a multi-layer strategy which mixes in-depth research of intergroup relatives with a robust cognizance in the direction of daily categorization strategies, media representations, and narratives on which neighborhood guidelines are established. even supposing the kin among the bulk and migrant minorities are a crucial subject, the quantity additionally deals readers a broader point of view of social and concrete transformation in modern city settings. It presents insightful learn on migration and concrete experiences in addition to social dynamics that students and scholars world wide will locate appropriate. additionally, coverage makers will locate evidence-based and essentially appropriate classes for the governance of more and more varied and cellular societies.

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Download E-books Postcolonial Geographies (Writing Past Colonialism Series) PDF

Postcolonialism and geography are in detail associated in the course of the spatiality of colonial discourse in addition to the cloth results of colonialism and decolonisation. Geographical principles approximately area, position, panorama, and site have helped to articulate diversified stories of colonialism either long ago and current and the 'here' and 'there'. even as, while spatial pictures corresponding to mobility, margins and exile abound in postcolonial writings, extra fabric geographies have usually been neglected. This identify offers a sustained geographical research of postcolonialism. Exploring and constructing the connections among postcolonialism and geography, the essays during this e-book - ranging throughout Europe, Australia, Asia, Africa, and North the USA - 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 strength, Jenny Robinson, James D. Sidaway, and John Wylie.

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Download E-books Europa - eine Geographie (German Edition) PDF

Europa – eine Geographie. Das gesamte Europa in einem Buch

Europa – eine Geographie stellt die „Bühne“ vor, auf der wir Europäer uns bewegen. Sie will zum Verständnis des ökonomischen und gesellschaftlichen Handelns im Kontext ökologischer Folgen und Rückwirkungen beitragen und eine kritische Reflexion aktueller Diskurse um das „europäische Projekt“ ermöglichen. Eine solche, über die alltäglichen Aufgeregtheiten im Kontext der europäischen Finanzkrise hinausreichende geographische Darstellung scheint gerade derzeit notwendiger denn je.

Europa ist mehr als die Summe seiner geographischen Grundtatsachen. Der Halbkontinent ist über Prozesse der Globalisierung eng mit der übrigen Welt verknüpft und hat über Jahrhunderte die Geschicke auch in fernen Kontinenten bestimmt. Bis heute ist Europa eine Projektionsfläche vielfältiger Erwartungen und Ziel internationaler Migrationsströme, aber zugleich auch ein „alternder“ Kontinent – nicht nur in seiner Bevölkerungsstruktur, sondern ebenso in seiner Rolle gegenüber aufstrebenden neuen Ökonomien wie den BRIC-Staaten (Brasilien, Russland, Indien, China). Obwohl flächenmäßig nicht sehr groß, ist Europa kleinteilig und bunt, kulturell und sprachlich vielfältig.

Das vorliegende Buch stellt im besten Sinne des Wortes eine „geographische Erzählung“ Europas dar. Es widmet sich wirtschaftlichen und politischen, sozialgeographischen und ökologischen Perspektiven. Europa– eine Geographie beleuchtet nicht nur die Länder der Europäischen Union, sondern den gesamten Kontinent, auch die ehemals hinter dem „Eisernen Vorhang“ liegenden Staaten und Räume. In acht Kapiteln entfalten rund 70 Autoren ein faszinierendes Bild unseres Umgangs mit der Natur ebenso wie der politischen Geographie Europas in Vergangenheit und Gegenwart, seiner Bevölkerungs- und Wirtschaftsentwicklung, des Wandels europäischer Städte und Kulturlandschaften sowie der Rolle des Kontinents in einer globalen Zukunft.

Europa – eine Geographie wendet sich an Studierende der Geographie und der Europa-Studiengänge sowie an Lehrer der verschiedenen Schularten, zudem ist das Buch von seiner Zielsetzung her auch für eine breite, an Europa interessierte Öffentlichkeit konzipiert und stellt die alltäglichen Nachrichten (z.B. über die ecu und den Euro) in einen größeren Zusammenhang. In dem aufwendig gestalteten Werk werden die Texte durch zahlreiche aktuelle Grafiken, großformatige Bilder und eingeschobene Exkurse ergänzt und illustriert. Bereits beim Durchblättern erschließen sich die vielfältigen Facetten Europas.

 

Die Herausgeber und Autoren:

Hans Gebhardt hat seit 1996 den Lehrstuhl für Anthropogeographie an der Universität Heidelberg inne. Seine Forschungsschwerpunkte liegen in der Geographie der Verdichtungsräume, der Stadtgeographie und der Politischen Geographie, nearby im Vorderen Orient, in Südostasien und China.

Rüdiger Glaser ist seit November 2004 Lehrstuhlinhaber am Institut für Physische Geographie in Freiburg i. Br. Seine Forschungsschwerpunkte liegen in der Klimatologie, in der Global-Change-Forschung, der Umweltplanung und im Bereich der digitalen Verfahren und kollaborativer Forschungsumgebungen.

Sebastian Lentz ist Direktor des Leibniz-Instituts für Länderkunde in Leipzig und zugleich Professor für Regionale Geographie an der dortigen Universität. Seine regionalen Arbeitsschwerpunkte liegen in den Nachfolgestaaten der Sowjetunion und in Europa.

Beteiligt sind über 70 Autoren aus dem deutschsprachigen Raum.

 

Sebastian Lentz ist Direktor des Leibniz-Instituts für Länderkunde in Leipzig und zugleich Professor für Regionale Geographie an der dortigen Universität. Seine regionalen Arbeitsschwerpunkte liegen in den Nachfolgestaaten der Sowjetunion und in Europa.

Beteiligt sind über 70 Autoren aus dem deutschsprachigen Raum.

 

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