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The Last Isle

Contemporary Film, Culture and Trauma in Global Taiwan

by Sheng-mei Ma

<p>Taiwan is in danger of becoming the last isle, losing its sovereignty and identity. <em>The Last Isle</em> opens from where Taiwan film scholarship leaves off—the 1980s Taiwan New Cinema, focusing on relatively unknown contemporary films that

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The Lineaments of Population Policy in India

Women and Family Planning

by Mohan Rao

<p>India is the first country in the world to have an official programme for family planning that commenced in 1952. It has also seen a strong women’s movement to assert reproductive and contraceptive rights. This book brings to the fore several

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The Making of America's Culture Regions

by Richard L. Nostrand

<p>This outstanding text provides students with the essential foundation in the historical geography of the United States. Distinguished scholar Richard L. Nostrand skillfully synthesizes decades of historical geography research in an engaging ...

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The Metacolonial State

Pakistan, Critical Ontology, and the Biopolitical Horizons of Political Islam

by Najeeb A. Jan

<p>'An urgent and extraordinary book. Weaving a philosophical analysis of Heidegger, Agamben and Foucault, Jan draws out the implications of their thought for a radical analysis of the ontological politics of Islam and Pakistan. Whether writing ...

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The Middle East and the Making of the Modern World

by Cyrus Schayegh

<p>Cyrus Schayegh’s socio-spatial history traces how a Eurocentric world economy and European imperialism molded the Middle East from the mid-nineteenth to mid-twentieth century. Building on this case, he shows that the making of the modern ...

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The Millennial City

Trends, Implications, and Prospects for Urban Planning and Policy

by Markus Moos, Deirdre Pfeiffer & Tara Vinodrai

<p>Millennials have captured our imaginaries in recent years. The conventional wisdom is that this generation of young adults lives in downtown neighbourhoods near cafes, public transit and other amenities. Yet, this depiction is rarely unpacked

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The Mobilities Paradigm

Discourses and Ideologies

by Marcel Endres, Katharina Manderscheid & Christophe Mincke

<p>Over the last two decades, the conceptualisation and empirical analysis of mobilities of people, objects and symbols has become an important strand of social science. Yet, the increasing importance of mobilities in all parts of the social ...

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The Modernization of Rural France

Communications Networks and Agricultural Market Structures in Nineteenth-Century France

by Roger Price

<p>This book, first published in 1983, is a major contribution to our understanding of how and why French rural peasant society became modernised by radical changes in the communications system – in particular, the coming of the railways. The ...

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The Morphology of Tourism

Planning for Impact in Tourist Destinations

by Philip Feifan Xie & Kai Gu

<p>Morphological research studies the physical form of landscapes, including how landscape structures function and operate, the adaptability of forms, and how functions and forms change over time. Applying the methods and models of morphology to

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The New American Suburb

Poverty, Race and the Economic Crisis

by Katrin B. Anacker

<p>The majority of Americans live in suburbs and until about a decade or so ago, most suburbs had been assumed to be non-Hispanic White, affluent, and without problems. However, recent data have shown that there are changing trends among U.S. ...

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The New Food Activism

Opposition, Cooperation, and Collective Action

by Alison Alkon & Julie Guthman

<p><em>The New Food Activism</em> explores how food activism can be pushed toward deeper and more complex engagement with social, racial, and economic justice and toward advocating for broader and more transformational shifts in the food system.

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The New Urban Question

by Merrifield, Andy

A lucid and vibrant contribution to the field of urban studies, tracing the connections between radical urban theory and political activism. ...

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The Nocturnal City

by Robert Shaw

<p>Night is a foundational element of human and animal life on earth, but its interaction with the social world has undergone significant transformations during the era of globalization. As the economic activity of the ‘daytime’ city has ...

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The Ontology and Modelling of Real Estate Transactions

by Erik Stubkjaer

<p>Due to differences in the legal systems and business environments, it is difficult to compare the process of buying and selling land in different European countries. Illustrated by a range of European case studies, this book identifies and ...

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The Point Is To Change It

Geographies of Hope and Survival in an Age of Crisis

by Noel Castree, Paul A. Chatterton, Nik Heynen & others

<p>Commissioned to celebrate the 40th year of <em>Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography</em>, this book evaluates the role of the critical social scientist and how the point of their work is not simply to interpret the world but to change ...

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The Political Life of Urban Streetscapes

Naming, Politics, and Place

by Reuben Rose-Redwood, Derek Alderman & Maoz Azaryahu

<p>Streetscapes are part of the taken-for-granted spaces of everyday urban life, yet they are also contested arenas in which struggles over identity, memory, and place shape the social production of urban space. This book examines the role that ...

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The Politics of Location

An Introduction

by Andrew Kirby

<p>This book, originally published in 1982, begins with an examination of space, and its role in the process of public provision and collective consumption. Variations in provision are linked to the Weberian notion of social status and political

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The Politics of Urban and Regional Development and the American Exception

by Kevin R. Cox

<p>Although all advanced industrial societies have urban and regional development policies, such policy in the United States historically has taken on a very distinct form. Compared with the more top-down, centrally orchestrated approaches of ...

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The Postcolonial Contemporary

Political Imaginaries for the Global Present

by Sadia Abbas, Anthony C. Alessandrini, Sharad Chari & others

<p>The introduction is itself a major intervention in postcolonial theory, written by two leading younger scholars—one of whose work was recently discussed on the Editorial Page of the <em>New York Times</em>.</p> ...

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The Practice of Freedom

Anarchism, Geography, and the Spirit of Revolt

by Richard J. White, Reader in Economic Geography, Simon Springer & Marcelo Lopes de Souza

<p>The last two decades have seen a re-birth of practices and principles that connect with the ‘soul’ of left-libertarianism, although they may not explicitly engage with the anarchist tradition. From practices of mapping and land-use planning ...

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