Human Geography

Place Names in Africa: Colonial Urban Legacies, Entangled by Liora Bigon

By Liora Bigon

This quantity examines the discursive relatives among indigenous, colonial and post-colonial legacies of place-naming in Africa by way of the construction of city area and position. it really is performed through tracing and analysing place-naming techniques, quite in sub-Saharan Africa in the course of colonial occasions (British, French, Belgian, Portuguese), with a substantial consciousness to either the pre-colonial and post-colonial occasions.

By combining in-depth sector reviews study – a few of the contributions are of ethnographic caliber – with colonial heritage, making plans heritage and geography, the authors intend to teach that tradition concerns in study on position names. 
This quantity is going past the hot realizing received in severe experiences of nomenclature, as a rule in response to lists of legitimate names, that position naming displays the ability of political regimes, nationalism, and ideology.

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EU and US Competition Law: Divided in Unity?: The Rule on by Csongor István Nagy

By Csongor István Nagy

This publication examines the constitution of the rule of thumb on restrictive agreements within the context of vertical intra-brand rate and territorial restraints, analysing, evaluating and comparing their therapy in US antitrust and ecu pageant legislation. It examines the concept that of 'agreement' because the threshold query of the rule of thumb on restrictive agreements, the constitution and concentration of antitrust/competition legislation research, the therapy of vertical intra-brand expense and territorial regulations and their position within the try out of antitrust/competition legislation. The therapy of vertical intra-brand restraints is without doubt one of the such a lot arguable problems with modern pageant legislation and coverage, and there are giant modifications among the world's major regimes during this regard. within the US, resale expense solving benefits an effects-analysis, whereas within the european it's prohibited nearly outright. Likewise, territorial security is handled laxly within the US, whereas within the european absolute territorial security - as a result unmarried industry relevant - is exactly prohibited. utilizing a unique process of criminal research, this publication should be of curiosity to lecturers and students of commercial and advertisement legislations, overseas and comparative law.

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Motion Pictures and the Image of the City: A Documentary by Xiaofei Hao

By Xiaofei Hao

If you’ve ever had a unique attachment to a movie, and likewise an attachment to the town it used to be shot in, Xiaofei Haos e-book provides you with a clean eye on how the town is expressed within the movie by means of the filmmaker. From the point of view of social technology, each one face of town in a movie comes from a call – proven merely at the foundation of the filmmakers’ choice standards. during this procedure, the movie turns into the cognitive map of that urban. The interweaving of the town house and picture language should be elaborated first from the viewpoint of city experiences. Then a few viewpoints of tourism reviews should be supplied to discover the relation among a dead ringer for town within the movie and actually. motion pictures in regards to the urban Taipei are checked out as case reviews: A One and a (Yi Yi, Director Edward Yang, 2000) and Au Revoir Taipei (Director Arvin Chen, 2010).

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Environmental Sociology by John Hannigan

By John Hannigan

The 3rd version of John Hannigan’s vintage undergraduate textual content has been absolutely up to date and revised to focus on modern developments and controversies inside of worldwide environmental sociology. Environmental Sociology bargains a particular, balanced therapy of environmental matters, reconciling Hannigan’s much-cited version of the social development of environmental difficulties and controversies with an environmental justice viewpoint that stresses inequality and poisonous threats to neighborhood communities.

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Divided Subjects, Invisible Borders: Re-Unified Germany by Ben Gook

By Ben Gook

What do Germany’s memorials, movies, artistic endeavors, reminiscence debates and nationwide commemorations let us know concerning the lives of Germans this present day? How did the Wall within the Head come to switch the Wall that fell in 1989?
The previous identities of East and West, which all yet dissolved in joyous embraces because the Berlin Wall fell, emerged once again after formal re-unification a 12 months later in 1990. 2015 marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of that German re-unification. but Germany continues to be divided; a mutual mistrust lingers, and nationwide heritage is still contentious.
The fabric, social, cultural and psychic results of re-unification at the lives of japanese and western Germans considering 1989 all call for back asking basic questions on historical past, social swap and beliefs. Divided topics, Invisible Borders places affective existence on the centre of those questions, either within the position have an effect on performed in mobilizing East Germans to overthrow their regime and as an indication of sadness after formal reunification. utilizing modern Germany as a lens the publication explores broader debates approximately borders, reminiscence and subjectivity.

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The Medieval Discovery of Nature by Steven A. Epstein

By Steven A. Epstein

This booklet examines the connection among people and nature that advanced in medieval Europe over the process a millennium. From the start, humans lived in nature and came upon issues approximately it. historical societies bequeathed to the center a long time either the Bible and a pagan belief of usual historical past. those conflicting legacies formed medieval ecu principles in regards to the traditional order and what financial, ethical and organic classes it could actually train. This ebook analyzes 5 issues present in medieval perspectives of nature - grafting, breeding mules, unique sin, estate rights and catastrophe - to appreciate what a few medieval humans present in nature and what their assumptions and ideology stored them from seeing.

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Eastern Europe Unmapped: Beyond Borders and Peripheries by Irene Kacandes,Yuliya Komska

By Irene Kacandes,Yuliya Komska

Arguably greater than the other area, the realm often called japanese Europe has been outlined via its situation at the map. but its population, from statesmen to literati and from cultural-economic elites to the poorest emigrants, have always cast or fathomed hyperlinks to far-off lands, populations, and highbrow traditions. via a chain of artistic cultural and historic explorations, Eastern Europe Unmapped dispenses with students' long-time preoccupation with nationwide and local borders, as an alternative elevating provocative questions about the area's non-contiguous-and often worldwide or extraterritorial-entanglements.

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Disaster Risk Reduction Approaches in Pakistan by Atta-Ur- Rahman,Amir Nawaz Khan,Rajib Shaw

By Atta-Ur- Rahman,Amir Nawaz Khan,Rajib Shaw

This e-book is a pioneering nearby paintings and offers a balanced technique of concept and perform in catastrophe hazard relief (DRR) in Pakistan. The ebook analytically discusses the prestige of DRR and attracts examples and classes from nationwide and community-level courses and tasks and occasions within the country.

The e-book covers forms of mess ups dealing with Pakistan, together with geo-physical and hydro-meteorological risks. This paintings accommodates and attracts many of the key classes discovered from the pre-disaster and catastrophe stages to the post-disaster part, supplying an efficient framework within the kind of these classes. the wealthy content material is predicated on a range of accessible files, a consultative workshop with academicians from diverse universities project DRR better education schemes, and the editors’ personal wisdom and event within the box. certain emphasis is given to reading box reports from educational views, and pinpointing key concerns and the coverage relevance of DRR.

Disaster possibility relief ways in Pakistan is geared up into 3 sections with a complete of 20 chapters. part one offers the description and fundamentals of DRR thoughts utilized on the nationwide point with helping examples from a world evaluation. part particularly highlights the extensive levels of dangers skilled in Pakistan and provides examples, coverage suggestions, institutional set-ups, threat aid concepts, and key classes discovered. The 3rd element of the booklet is given to methods and problems with DRR practices with examples of catastrophe responses.

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The Political Discourse of Spatial Disparities: Geographical by Ferenc Gyuris

By Ferenc Gyuris

This paintings goals to supply certain insights into the multidisciplinary learn on spatial disparities from an unconventional viewpoint. It breaks with the normal narrative that has a tendency to interpret this theoretical culture as a chain of authentic contributions to a greater realizing of the problem. as an alternative, comparable theories are investigated of their political, fiscal, and social contexts, and spatial disparity learn is gifted as a political discourse. It  additionally finds how the propagandistic problematization or de-problematization of geographical inequalities serves the substantiation of political targets, whereas benefiting from the valid authority of technological know-how and a dead ringer for clinical objectivity. The publication explains how the discourse has functioned from 19th century social physics over the chilly battle interval as much as Marxist geographies of the present neoliberal age, and in what method and to what quantity political issues hinder similar techniques generating ‘objective’ wisdom in regards to the complicated phenomenon of spatial inequalities.

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