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Ethnographies of Movement, Sociality and Space

Place-Making in the New Northern Ireland

by Milena Komarova & Maruška Svašek

<p>Exploring the complex dynamics of twenty-first century spatial sociality, this volume provides a much-needed multi-dimensional perspective that undermines the dominant image of Northern Ireland as a conflict-ridden place. Despite touching on ...

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Etiquette and Taboos around the World: A Geographic Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Customs

by Ken Taylor & Victoria R. Williams

<p>Readers of this one-volume reference will gain useful knowledge of what travelers should and shouldn't do when in countries outside of the United States. After a general introduction, approximately 100 alphabetically arranged entries cover ...

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EU, Europe Unfinished

Mediating Europe and the Balkans in a Time of Crisis

by Zlatan Krajina & Nebojša Blanuša

<p>What is the meaning of the Balkans in the early 21st century? Former Yugoslav countries seek a self-flattering alliance with ‘the West’ via EU membership, while the Union’s citizens increasingly declare to be ‘Eurosceptic’. At the same time, ...

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Europe and Islam

by Erik Jones & Saskia van Genugten

<p>This book provides an in depth analysis of the challenging relationship between Europe and Islam. The general chapters on secularism, security, identity and solidarity show the challenge of promoting a stable multi-cultural society. In depth ...

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European Borderlands

Living with Barriers and Bridges

by Elisabeth Boesen & Gregor Schnuer

<p>The expectations of European planners for the gradual disappearance of national borders, and the corresponding prognoses of social scientists, have turned out to be over-optimistic. Borders have not disappeared – not even in a unified and ...

ISBN: 9781317139775

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European Integration and Rural Development

Actors, Institutions and Power

by Michael Kull

<p>To understand fully the process of European integration, it is necessary to consider developments at the sub-national and local level. EU integration scholars have been examining the local level using the concept of multi-level governance ...

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Evaluating the European Approach to Rural Development

Grass-roots Experiences of the LEADER Programme

by Leo Granberg & Kjell Andersson

<p>The LEADER programme, initiated in 1991, aims to improve the development potential of rural areas in the European Union by drawing on local initiatives and skills. Highlighting this unique policy approach, this book presents up-to-date ...

ISBN: 9781317138754

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Everyday Globalization

A Spatial Semiotics of Immigrant Neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Paris

by Timothy Shortell

<p><em>Everyday Globalization</em> is a micro-sociological study of immigrant neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Paris. Global flows of people bring together cultural practices from distant places and urban dwellers in global cities interpret the ...

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Everything Has a History

by J. B. S. Haldane

<p>In this collection, first published in 1951, the central theme is that everything has a history, and that we cannot fully understand anything without some knowledge of its history. Professor Haldane writes mainly on geology, astronomy and ...

ISBN: 9781317355908

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Explorations in Place Attachment

by Jeffrey S Smith

<p>The book explores the unique contribution that geographers make to the concept of place attachment, and related ideas of place identity and sense of place. It presents six types of places to which people become attached and provides a global ...

ISBN: 9781351746625

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Exploring Everyday Life

Strategies for Ethnography and Cultural Analysis

by Billy Ehn, Orvar Löfgren & Richard Wilk

<p>The numerous tasks and routines that shape our daily existence can seem mundane, even invisible—and yet they play an extremely powerful role in structuring and reproducing society. <em>Exploring Everyday Life</em> casts light on these ...

ISBN: 9780759124073

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Exploring Nightlife

Space, Society and Governance

by Jordi Nofre Mateo & Adam Eldridge

<p>While the night has long been associated with crime and fear, over recent decades ‘nightlife’ has become increasingly associated with the creative economy, tourism, sociability, job growth, and urban regeneration. Debates about anti-social ...

ISBN: 9781786603302

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Faces of Aging

The Lived Experiences of the Elderly in Japan

by Yoshiko Matsumoto

<p>The indisputable fact of Japan's rapidly aging population has been known for some time. But beyond statistics and implications for the future, we do not know much about the actual aging process. Senior citizens and their varied experiences ...

ISBN: 9780804777650

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Far Off Metal River

Inuit Lands, Settler Stories, and the Making of the Contemporary Arctic

by Emilie Cameron

<p>In 1771, Samuel Hearne, an employee of the Hudson’s Bay Company, set off with a group of Dene guides in search of a “Far Off Metal River” in the Central Arctic, rumored to be rich in copper. Twenty-four years later, Hearne’s account of his ...

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Fashioning Globalisation

New Zealand Design, Working Women and the Cultural Economy

by Maureen Molloy & Wendy Larner

<p>Drastic changes in the career aspirations of women in the developed world have resulted in a new, globalised market for off-the-peg designer clothes created by independent artisans. This book reports on a phenomenon that seems to exemplify ...

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Feeding African Cities

Studies in Regional Social History

by Jane Guyer

<p>Originally published in 1987, this book traces the broad outlines of urban food policy, drawing attention to the limited knowledge of regional social history. Urban food supply systems in Africa have developed very fast, in the midst of ...

ISBN: 9780429816284

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Feminist Geopolitics

Material States

by Deborah P. Dixon

<p>What can unfold from an engagement of feminist issues, concerns and practices with the geopolitical? How does feminism allow for a reconfiguration of how these two elements, the geo- and the -political, are understood and related? What kinds ...

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Feminist Spaces

Gender and Geography in a Global Context

by Ann M. Oberhauser, Jennifer L. Fluri, Risa Whitson & others

<p><em>Feminist Spaces</em> introduces students and academic researchers to major themes and empirical studies in feminist geography. It examines new areas of feminist research including: embodiment, sexuality, masculinity, intersectional ...

ISBN: 9781317408673

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Fires on the Border

The Passionate Politics of Labor Organizing on the Mexican Frontera

by Rosemary Hennessy

<DIV><P>The history of the <EM>maquiladoras</EM> has been punctuated by workers’ organized resistance to abysmal working and living conditions. Over years of involvement in such movements, Rosemary Hennessy was struck by an elusive but ...

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Food Literacy

Key concepts for health and education

by Helen Vidgen

<p>Globally, the food system and the relationship of the individual to that system, continues to change and grow in complexity. Eating is an everyday event that is part of everyone’s lives. There are many commentaries on the nature of these ...

ISBN: 9781317483014

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