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What is a Refugee?

by William Maley

<p>With the arrival in Europe of over a million refugees and asylum seekers in 2015, a sense of panic began to spread within the continent and beyond. What is a Refugee? puts these developments into historical context, injecting much-needed ...

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What makes Berlin a so-called 'world' city?

by Johannes Weber

<p>Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject Geography / Earth Science - Regional Geography, grade: 1,3, University of Hull, course: Free elective course work What makes Berlin a so-called 'world city'?, 18 entries in the bibliography, ...

ISBN: 9783638622950

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Whose Cosmopolitanism?: Critical Perspectives, Relationalities and Discontents

by Schiller, Nina Glick

<p> The term <em>cosmopolitan</em> is increasingly used within different social, cultural and political settings, including academia, popular media and national politics. However those who invoke the cosmopolitan project rarely ask whose ...

ISBN: 9781782384465

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Wilderness

by Phillip Vannini & April Vannini

<p><em>Wilderness</em> provides a multidisciplinary introduction into the diverse ways in which we make sense of wilderness: how we conceptualise it, experience it, interact with, and imagine it. Drawing upon key theorists, philosophers, and ...

ISBN: 9781317568278

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Winter in Kandahar

Life in Afghanistan before the taliban

by Ana M. Briongos

<p>In 1968, with Franco still in power, 21-year-old Ana M. Briongos left her native city of Barcelona for the first time and went to Afghanistan. Staying first in Kandahar, then in Kabul, it was not long before she fell in love with this ...

ISBN: 9781906393311

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Women and Cartography in the Progressive Era

by Christina E. Dando

<p>In the twenty-first century we speak of a geospatial revolution, but over one hundred years ago another mapping revolution was in motion. Women’s lives were in motion: they were playing a greater role in public on a variety of fronts. As ...

ISBN: 9781134771141

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World Heritage, Tourism and Identity

Inscription and Co-production

by Laurent Bourdeau & Maria Gravari-Barbas

<p>The remarkable success of the 1972 UNESCO Convention Concerning the Protection of World Cultural and Natural Heritage is borne out by the fact that nearly 1,000 properties have now been designated as possessing Outstanding Universal Value and

ISBN: 9781134784585

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Writing Beijing

Urban Spaces and Cultural Imaginations in Contemporary Chinese Literature and Films

by Yiran Zheng

<p>One of the oldest cities in the world, Beijing was an imperial capital for centuries. After the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949, Beijing became not only the political center of the new communist country, but also the ...

ISBN: 9781498531023

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Writing Intimacy into Feminist Geography

by Pamela Moss & Courtney Donovan

<p>Intimacy, expressed through the feelings and sensations of the researcher, is bound up in the work of a feminist geographer. Tapping into this intimacy and including it in academic writing facilitates a grasping of the effects of power in ...

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Young People in Rural Areas of Europe

by Birgit Jentsch

<p>Despite an EU-wide commitment to rural development, research has rarely focused on the lives of young people in rural areas, their experiences in education and employment, their perceptions of policies relevant to them, and their ...

ISBN: 9781351870641

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Youth Activism and Solidarity

The non-stop picket against Apartheid

by Helen Yaffe & Gavin Brown

<p>From April 1986 until just after Nelson Mandela’s release from prison in February 1990, supporters of the City of London Anti-Apartheid Group maintained a continuous protest, day and night, outside the South African Embassy in central London.

ISBN: 9781317572565

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Zero Degrees

Geographies of the Prime Meridian

by Charles W. J. Withers

<p>Charles Withers explains how the choice of Greenwich to mark 0° longitude solved problems of global measurement that had engaged geographers, astronomers, and mariners since ancient times. This history is a testament to the power of maps, the

ISBN: 9780674978959

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