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Shadows of a Sunbelt City

The Environment, Racism, and the Knowledge Economy in Austin

by Deborah Cowen, Nik Heynen, Melissa Wright & others

<p>Austin, Texas, is often depicted as one of the past half century’s great urban successstories—a place that has grown enormously through “creative class” strategies emphasizing tolerance and environmental consciousness. In <em>Shadows of a ...

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Shaping the City

Studies in History, Theory and Urban Design

by Rodolphe El-Khoury & Edwards Robbins

<p>Taking on the key issues in urban design, <em>Shaping the City</em> examines the critical ideas that have driven these themes and debates through a study of particular cities at important periods in their development. As well as retaining ...

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Shrinking Cities

Understanding urban decline in the United States

by Russell Weaver, Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen, Jason Knight & others

<p><em>Shrinking Cities: Understanding Shrinkage and Decline in the United States</em> offers a contemporary look at patterns of shrinkage and decline in the United States. The book juxtaposes the complex and numerous processes that contribute ...

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Silent Spring

by Nikki Springer

<p>Rachel Carson’s 1962 <em>Silent Spring</em> is one of the few books that can claim to be epoch-making. Its closely reasoned attack on the use of pesticides in American agriculture helped thrust environmental consciousness to the fore of ...

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Sites of Protest

by Stuart Price & Ruth Sanz Sabido

<p>Sites of Protest examines the global resurgence of protest movements and the ways in which they use public and private space - both physical and ‘immaterial’ - to secure attention for a wide variety of causes, cultural events and moral ...

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Skype: Bodies, Screens, Space

by Robyn Longhurst

<p>Despite the popularity of Skype with video many of us are still figuring out how to ‘do’ it. Interviews reveal that we can now run the programme but we are less certain about how to ‘perform’ in front of the webcam. Seeing ourselves in the ...

ISBN: 9781317054450

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Smart Urbanism

Utopian vision or false dawn?

by Simon Marvin, Andrés Luque-Ayala & Colin McFarlane

<p>Smart Urbanism (SU) – the rebuilding of cities through the integration of digital technologies with buildings, neighbourhoods, networked infrastructures and people – is being represented as a unique emerging ‘solution’ to the majority of ...

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Smoking Geographies

Space, Place and Tobacco

by Ross Barnett, Graham Moon, Jamie Pearce & others

<p><em>Smoking Geographies</em> provides a research-led assessment of the impact of geographical factors on smoking. The contributors uncover how geography can show us not only why people smoke but also broader issues of tobacco control, ...

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Social Demography of South Africa

Advances and Emerging Issues

by Clifford O. Odimegwu & John Kekovole

<p>This edited collection investigates what progress has been made in the field of social demography in South Africa since the democratic dispensation in the country. Contributors offer a compilation of in-depth analytical studies of ...

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Social Protection in Southern Africa

New Opportunities for Social Development

by Leila Patel

<p>A new generation of innovative social protection strategies is emerging in southern Africa. Although cash transfers are most prevalent, some country strategies include combinations of interventions such as food, livelihood inputs and support,

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Social Research Techniques for Planners

by Thomas L. Burton & Gordon E. Cherry

<p>Originally published in 1970 <em>Social Planning Techniques for Town Planners</em> introduces social research methods for town planners. The book places an emphasis on social research within the planning process, and addresses the problem ...

ISBN: 9781351042208

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Solution Protocols to Festering Island Disputes

‘Win-Win' Solutions for the Diaoyu / Senkaku Islands

by Godfrey Baldacchino

<p>Since the coming into force of the United Nations Law of the Sea, states have been targeting outlying islands to expand their exclusive economic zones, simultaneously stirring up strident nationalism when such plans clash with those of ...

ISBN: 9781317158226

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South Africa's Emergent Middle Class

by Grace Khunou

<p>This book is drawn from diverse studies that grapple with Black Middle Class experiences in contemporary and historical South Africa. The chapters present research from diverse disciplines, and tackle issues related to being black and middle ...

ISBN: 9781317336761

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South African Homelands as Frontiers

Apartheid’s Loose Ends in the Postcolonial Era

by Steffen Jensen & Olaf Zenker

<p>This book explores what happened to the homelands – in many ways the ultimate apartheid disgrace – after the fall of apartheid. The nine chapters contribute to understanding the multiple configurations that currently exist in areas formerly ...

ISBN: 9781317212096

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South Asia Migration Report 2017

Recruitment, Remittances and Reintegration

by S. Irudaya Rajan

<p>South Asians comprise over 15 per cent of all international migrating population, among the highest in the world. The countries of the Persian Gulf are perhaps still the largest recipients of migrant workers. A unique economy has developed ...

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Soviet Urbanization

by Olga Medvedkov

<p>Originally published in 1990, <em>Soviet Urbanization</em> provides an assessment of Soviet urban systems. Drawing on her personal experiences at the Soviet Academy of Sciences and bringing with her much material otherwise unavailable in the ...

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Spaces and Politics of Motherhood

by Kate Boyer

<p><em>Spaces and Politics of Motherhood</em> offers a fresh perspective on maternity based on original qualitative research from the United Kingdom and the United States. Drawing on interviews, participant observation, an analysis of parenting ...

ISBN: 9781786603098

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Spaces of Danger

Culture and Power in the Everyday

by Katharyne Mitchell, Richard Walker, Trevor Paglen & others

<p>These twelve original essays by geographers and anthropologists offer a deep critical understanding of Allan Pred’s pathbreaking and eclectic cultural Marxist approach, with a focus on his concept of “situated ignorance”: the production and ...

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Spaces of Global Knowledge

Exhibition, Encounter and Exchange in an Age of Empire

by Diarmid A. Finnegan & Jonathan Jeffrey Wright

<p>’Global’ knowledge was constructed, communicated and contested during the long nineteenth century in numerous ways and places. This book focuses on the life-geographies, material practices and varied contributions to knowledge, be they ...

ISBN: 9781317051725

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Spaces of Spirituality

by Nadia Bartolini, Sara MacKian & Steve Pile

<p>Spirituality is, too often, subsumed under the heading of religion and treated as much the same kind of thing. Yet spirituality extends far beyond the spaces of religion. The spiritual makes geography strange, challenging the relationship ...

ISBN: 9781315398402

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