Human Geography

Feminist Geopolitics: Material States (Gender, Space and by Deborah P. Dixon

By Deborah P. Dixon

What can spread from an engagement of feminist matters, matters and practices with the geopolitical? How does feminism enable for a reconfiguration of ways those components, the geo- and the -political, are understood and similar? What types of items could be situated and placed into movement? What forms of kin could be drawn among those? What forms of perform develop into valued? And, what's glossed or rendered absent within the method? during this thought-provoking and unique contribution, Deborah P. Dixon cautions opposed to the exhaustion of feminist geopolitics as a critique of either a classical and a severe geopolitics, and issues in its place to how feminist imaginaries of Self, different and Earth let for all demeanour of labor to be undertaken. Importantly, one of many issues they supply for is a reservoir of matters, strategies and practices that may be reappropriated to flesh out what a feminist geopolitics may be. whereas supplying a much-needed, sustained interjection that attracts out achievements thus far, the booklet hence gestures ahead to efficient strains of inquiry and process. Grounded through a sequence of worldwide varied case reviews that traverse time in addition to area, Feminist Geopolitics feels for the borders of geopolitical notion and perform by way of navigating 4 advanced and corporeally-aware items of research, particularly flesh, bone, contact and abhorrence.

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African American Life and Culture in Orange Mound: Case by Charles Williams

By Charles Williams

African American existence and tradition in Orange Mound is an exploration of the stipulations of dwelling for citizens of a segregated subdivision within the deep south from 1890 to 1919. it's also a learn of latest techniques to group development in the course of a period of time of racial segregation and polarization. the city of Orange Mound, outfitted via Elzey E. Meacham as an all-black subdivision for “negroes,” represents a distinct bankruptcy in American background. there is not any different case, neither within the deep South nor within the a long way West, of this sort of super attempt at the a part of African american citizens to return jointly to occupy a carved out space—eventually making it right into a black neighborhood at the outskirts of Memphis on a former slave plantation.

The importance of “community” remains to be appropriate to our ever-evolving knowing of racial and ethnic formations within the South. This ethnography of neighborhood, relatives, and establishment within the latter 19th and early twentieth-century Shelby County Tennessee unearths the richness and complexity of group construction via an research of cultural and ancient group improvement, cost styles, kinship networks, and sociopolitical, monetary, and spiritual price platforms within the ancient black group of Orange Mound.

This study is the made from a radical ethnographic examine performed over a three-year interval which contains participation remark, in-depth interviews, textual research of kinfolk histories, newspapers, census info, and native govt and church files. even if textual research was once used during the textual content, its rationale was once to make use of the innovations and different types that have been correct and significant to the folk of Orange Mound.

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Gaelic Scotland: The Transformation of a Culture Region: by Charles W J Withers

By Charles W J Withers

This e-book, initially released in 1988, examines the Highlands and Islands of Scotland over numerous centuries and charts their cultural transformation from a separate zone into one the place the approaches of anglicisation have mostly succeeded. It analyses the numerous elements of switch together with the regulations of successive governments, the decline of the Gaelic language, the miserable of a lot of the inhabitants into peasantry and the clearances.


 

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Statusakrobatik: Biografische Verarbeitungsmuster von by Natalie Grimm

By Natalie Grimm

Statusfragen erleben derzeit eine Renaissance durch die Pluralisierung von Beschäftigungsformen und den Anstieg atypischer Beschäftigung. Erreichte soziale Statuspositionen werden zudem seit der Einführung des SGB II wohlfahrtstaatlich nur noch begrenzt abgesichert. Erwerbsbiografische Statusturbulenzen sind im Zuge der Prekarisierung der Arbeitswelt zu einer Alltagserfahrung geworden, immer mehr Personen können ihren sozialen prestige nicht (mehr) auf Dauer absichern.
Diese Arbeit zeigt auf foundation biografisch-narrativer Panelinterviews individuelle Verarbeitungsweisen vermehrter Statusinkonsistenzen auf. Natalie Grimm befragt Personen unterschiedlichster sozialer Herkunft, welche sich als Statusakrobaten im Zeitverlauf zwar den veränderten Arbeitsmarktbedingungen anpassen, diese aber auch durch ihre jeweils spezifischen biografisch geprägten Handlungsmuster verändern und prägen.
Alle Interviewten leisten tagtäglich spezifische Formen von Statusarbeit, ohne dass ihnen die arbeitsmarktpolitischen Rahmenbedingungen perspektivisch eine Auflösung ihrer Statusinkonsistenz ermöglichen. Sie investieren viel mit dem Ziel der Statusoptimierung, sie passen sich an zur Statusstabilisierung, sie externalisieren und protestieren im Kampf um Anerkennung und Statusrückeroberung oder orientieren sich mit dem Ziel, einen sozialen prestige in der Erwerbsarbeitsgesellschaft zu erwerben. Denn trotz starker subjektiver Verunsicherungen bleibt Erwerbsarbeit für die befragten instabil beschäftigten Personen die zentrale Statuszuweisungsinstanz, die ihnen ihren Platz in der Gesellschaft zuweist.

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Cultural Geographies: An Introduction by John Horton,Peter Kraftl

By John Horton,Peter Kraftl

Cultural geography is a huge, vivid subdiscipline of human geography. Cultural geographers have performed one of the most vital, fascinating and thought-provokingly zesty paintings in human geography over the past half-century.


This e-book exists to supply an advent to the remarkably various, arguable, and sometimes-infuriating paintings of cultural geographers. The publication outlines how cultural geography in its a number of types presents a wealthy physique of study approximately cultural practices and politics in diversified contexts. Cultural geography offers a tremendous source for exploring the significance of cultural fabrics, media, texts and representations specifically contexts and is the most theoretically adventurous subdisciplines inside human geography, enticing with many very important traces of social and cultural conception.


The publication has been designed to supply an available, wide-ranging and thought-provoking creation for college kids learning cultural geography, or particular themes inside of this subdiscipline. via a variety of case stories and studying actions, it presents an enticing creation to cultural geography.

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The Ecotourism-Extraction Nexus: Political Economies and by Bram Büscher,Veronica Davidov

By Bram Büscher,Veronica Davidov

Ecotourism and typical source extraction can be visible as contradictory ambitions, but actually they generally happen facet via part, occasionally even supported by way of an identical associations. current educational and coverage literatures mostly disregard the phenomenon of ecotourism in parts at the same time plagued by extraction industries, yet this type of state of affairs is in truth more and more universal in resource-rich constructing nations.


This edited quantity conceptualises and empirically analyses the ‘ecotourism-extraction nexus’ in the context of broader rural and livelihood alterations within the areas the place those actions ensue. The volume’s principal premise is that those possible contradictory actions are empirically and conceptually extra alike than frequently imagined, and they percentage universal flooring in ethnographic lived stories in rural settings and broader political monetary buildings of energy and keep an eye on.


The publication deals theoretical reflections on why ecotourism and average source extraction are systematically decoupled, and epistemologically and analytically re-links them via ethnographic case experiences drawing on examine from around the globe. it may be of curiosity to scholars and execs engaged within the disciplines of geography, anthropology and improvement studies.

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Governing Metropolitan Transport: Institutional Solutions by Simone Busetti

By Simone Busetti

This booklet investigates the hyperlink among associations and public regulations with particular connection with delivery. It opens via studying the most arguments for the institution of metropolitan shipping gurus. the aptitude affects of institutional swap at the coverage potency of associations are then tested. Key difficulties for institutional designers are identified, showing how they could abate the success of wanted coverage results via institutional strategies. in-depth case stories on institutional swap in metropolitan delivery (in London and Barcelona) are awarded with a purpose to checking out the aforementioned hypotheses and offering insights into the ways that the 2 shipping associations have been reformed. The concluding bankruptcy identifies classes for institutional designers and highlights the coverage effects which may be anticipated from the structure of metropolitan delivery authorities.

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Haunted Landscapes: Super-Nature and the Environment (Place, by Ruth Heholt,Niamh Downing

By Ruth Heholt,Niamh Downing

Haunted Landscapes deals a clean and cutting edge method of modern debates approximately panorama and the supernatural. Landscapes are frequently uncanny areas embroiled some time past; linked to absence, reminiscence and nostalgia. but reports of haunting needs to in a roundabout way continuously belong to the current: they need to be felt. This choice of essays opens up new and compelling parts of discussion round the techniques of haunting, have an effect on and panorama. panorama experiences, supernatural reports, haunting and reminiscence are all quickly growing to be fields of enquiry and this e-book synthesises rules from numerous severe ways spectral, affective and spatial to supply a brand new path into those matters. interpreting city and rural landscapes, haunted household areas, landscapes of trauma, and borderlands, this selection of essays is designed to move disciplines and mix possible disparate educational ways below the coherent locus of panorama and haunting. featuring a well timed intervention in essentially the most urgent scholarly debates of our time, Haunted Landscapes bargains an enticing array of essays that disguise subject matters from Victorian occasions to the current.

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