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Meeting Place

The Human Encounter and the Challenge of Coexistence

by Paul Carter

<DIV><P>In this remarkable and often dazzling book, Paul Carter explores the conditions for sociability in a globalized future. He argues that we make many assumptions about communication but overlook barriers to understanding between strangers ...

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Mega-event Cities: Urban Legacies of Global Sports Events

by Valerie Viehoff & Gavin Poynter

<p>Mega-events represent an important moment in the life of a city, providing a useful lens through which we may analyse their cultural, social, political and economic development. In the wake of the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC’s) ...

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Mega-events and Urban Image Construction

Beijing and Rio de Janeiro

by Anne-Marie Broudehoux

<p>While societies shape the way their cities look and are represented, urban images, in turn, nurture and structure social relations in multiple ways. Nowhere is this dialectical relationship between social processes and urban representations ...

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Mega-Urbanization in the Global South

Fast cities and new urban utopias of the postcolonial state

by Ayona Datta & Abdul Shaban

<p>The global south is entering an ‘Urban Age’ where, for the first time in history, more people will be living in cities than in the countryside. The logics of this prediction have a dominant framing - rapid urbanization, uncontrolled ...

ISBN: 9781317754725

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Mental Health and Social Space

Towards Inclusionary Geographies?

by Hester Parr

<p>Through a series of case studies this book brings to the fore the voices, lives, and capacities of people with mental health problems as well as the difficulties they face. It effectively demonstrates the ways people with mental health ...

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Migrant Encounters

Intimate Labor, the State, and Mobility Across Asia

by Sara L. Friedman & Pardis Mahdavi

<p><em>Migrant Encounters</em> examines what happens when migrants across Asia encounter both the restrictions and opportunities presented by state actors and policies, some that leave deep marks on migrants' own life trajectories and others ...

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Migration

by Michael Samers & Michael Collyer

<p>While the subject of migration has received enormous attention in academic journals and books across the social sciences, introductory texts on the matter are few and far between. Even fewer books have explored migration through a critical ...

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Migration in Performance

Crossing the Colonial Present

by Caleb Johnston & Geraldine Pratt

<p>This book follows the travels of <em>Nanay</em>, a testimonial theatre play developed from research with migrant domestic workers in Canada, as it was recreated and restaged in different places around the globe. This work examines how ...

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Migration, Settlement, and the Concepts of House and Home

by Iris Levin

<p>How do migrants feel &quot;at home&quot; in their houses? Literature on the migrant house and its role in the migrant experience of home-building is inadequate. This book offers a theoretical framework based on the notion of home-building and

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Migration, Squatting and Radical Autonomy

Resistance and Destabilization of Racist Regulatory Policies and B/Ordering mechanisms

by Pierpaolo Mudu & Sutapa Chattopadhyay

<p>This book offers a unique contribution, exploring how the intersections among migrants and radical squatter’s movements have evolved over past decades. The complexity and importance of squatting practices are analyzed from a bottom-up ...

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Missionary Families Find a Sense of Place and Identity

Two Generations on Two Continents

by John S. Benson

<p><em>Missionary Families Find a Sense of Place and Identity</em> is a community history of members of nineteen Lutheran missionary families who served in Tanzania. Based on over ninety interviews and John Benson’s extensive knowledge of ...

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Mobilising Design

by Justin Spinney, Suzanne Reimer & Philip Pinch

<p>This book brings together research working at the boundary between design knowledges and mobilities, offering a novel collection for both theorists and practitioners. Drawing upon detailed case studies, it demonstrates the diverse roles of ...

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Mobilities and Foucault

by Tim Schwanen, Katharina Manderscheid & David Tyfield

<p>Although Foucault’s work has been employed and embraced enthusiastically by some ‘mobilities’ scholars, discussion across these two traditions to date has mostly been partial and unsystematic. Yet Foucault’s work can make critical ...

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Mobilities, Boundaries, and Travelling Ideas

Rethinking Translocality Beyond Central Asia and the Caucasus

by Manja Stephan-Emmrich & Philipp Schröder

<p>This collection brings together a variety of anthropological, historical and sociological case studies from Central Asia and the Caucasus to examine the concept of translocality. The chapters scrutinize the capacity of translocality to ...

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Mobilities, Mobility Justice and Social Justice

by Nancy Cook & David Butz

<p>This collection investigates the relationship between mobilities and social justice to develop the concept of <em>mobility justice</em>. Two introductory chapters outline how social justice concepts can strengthen analyses of mobility as ...

ISBN: 9780429785429

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Mobility

by Peter Adey

<p><em>Mobility</em> aims to take the pulse of this enormously expanded and energetic field. It explores the breadth of the disciplinary areas mobility studies now encompass, examining the diverse conceptual and methodological approaches wielded

ISBN: 9781317363675

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Modern Humans

Their African Origin and Global Dispersal

by John Hoffecker

<p><em>Modern Humans</em> is a vivid account of the most recent—and perhaps the most important—phase of human evolution: the appearance of anatomically modern people (<em>Homo sapiens</em>) in Africa less than half a million years ago and their ...

ISBN: 9780231543743

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Modernities

A Geohistorical Interpretation

by Peter J. Taylor

<p>Taylor develops a geohistorical argument which focuses on the periods and places of modernities, offering a grounded analysis of what it is to be modern. He identifies three 'prime modernities' which have defined the development of our modern

ISBN: 9780745668741

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Multiculturalism in East Asia

A Transnational Exploration of Japan, South Korea and Taiwan

by Koichi Iwabuchi, Hyun Mee Kim & Hsiao-Chuan Hsia

<p>The first decade of the 21st century has witnessed the decline of multiculturalism as a policy in Western countries with tighter national border controls and increasing anti-migration discourse. But what is the impact of multiculturalism in ...

ISBN: 9781783484997

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Myanmar: pre-colonial & colonial socio-economic developments

by Andrea Lieske

<p>Seminar paper from the year 2011 in the subject Geography / Earth Science - Regional Geography, grade: 1,0, University of Cologne (Geographisches Institut), course: Oberseminar Socio-economic developments in Myanmar, language: English, ...

ISBN: 9783656029472

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