By Barney Warf
By Barney Warf
By Toby Miller
Greenwashing Culture examines the complicity of culture with our environmental concern. via its personal carbon footprint, the merchandising of image-friendly environmental credentials for celebrities, and the at the same time worthwhile engagement with vast polluters, Toby Miller argues that tradition has develop into an enabler of environmental criminals to win over neighborhood, nationwide, and overseas communities.
This is a thought-provoking creation to the dangerous effect of greenwashing. It is vital examining for college students of cultural reviews and environmental stories, and people with an curiosity in environmental activism.
By Yonn Dierwechter
This publication investigates the hot city geographies of “smart” metropolitan regionalism around the larger Seattle zone and examines the connection among clever development making plans ideas and areas of labor, domestic, and mobility. The publication in particular explores Seattle in the wider space-economy and multi-scaled coverage regime of the Puget Sound zone as a complete, ‘jumping up’ from questions of urban politics to matters with what the booklet translates because the “intercurrence” of city-regional “ordering." These theoretical phrases trap the state-progressive attempt to advertise smarter different types of neighborhood improvement but in addition the societal/institutional tensions and outright contradictions that such city improvement normally involves, relatively round difficulties of social fairness. Key organizing subject matters within the textual content contain: the old path-dependencies of asymmetric monetary and social improvement, rather among Tacoma-Pierce County and Seattle-King County; present styles of high-wage, medium-wage, and low-wage jobs; the rising spatial and social constitution of contemporary residential adjustments, in particular with appreciate to type and race composition; and, ultimately, transit traits and new city areas linked to coverage efforts to mitigate road congestion and car-dependency. better Seattle, then, is mapped as a key US city sector inscribed spatially through the asymmetric look for a extra sustainable order.
Historically-sensitive, theoretically-informed and empirically topical, this booklet is of curiosity to students and scholars in any respect degrees in local making plans, city geography, political technology, sustainability reviews, city sociology and public policy.
By Steven Miles
"This is a smart e-book. Powerfully written and lucid, it presents an intensive advent to ideas of intake as they relate to the areas of towns. The areas themselves - the airports, the purchasing department stores, the museums and cultural quarters - are analysed in marvellous element, and with a prepared experience of ancient precedent. And, refreshingly, Miles does not easily push aside cultures of intake out of hand, yet exhibits how as shoppers we're complicit in, and aid outline these cultures. His booklet makes a massive contribution to our figuring out of up to date towns, yet is on the market sufficient to attract any reader with an curiosity during this very important area."
- Richard Williams, Edinburgh University
Spaces for Consumption deals an in-depth and complex research of the strategies that underpin the commodification of town and explains the actual manifestation of consumerism as a fashion of life.
Engaging without delay with the social, monetary and cultural procedures that experience ended in our towns being outlined via intake this shiny booklet basically demonstrates the ways that intake has come to play a key function within the re-invention of the post-industrial urban
The publication offers a serious realizing of the way intake redefines the patrons' dating to put utilizing empirical examples and case reports to carry the problems to lifestyles. It discusses some of the key areas and arenas during which this redefinition happens including:
Developing the thought of 'contrived communality' Steven Miles outlines the ways that intake, along the emergence of an more and more individualized society, constructs a brand new type of courting with the general public realm.
Clear, refined and dynamic this e-book might be crucial interpreting for college students and researchers alike in sociology, human geography, structure, making plans, advertising, relaxation and tourism, cultural experiences and concrete studies.
By Julia Adeney Thomas
Thomas's theoretically subtle examine rejects the supposition that modernity is the ideological antithesis of nature, overcoming the determinism of the actual setting via know-how and releasing denatured matters from the chains of biology and culture. In making "nature" to be had as a serious time period for political research, this e-book yields new insights into prewar Japan's failure to accomplish liberal democracy, in addition to another technique of knowing modernity and the placement of non-Western countries inside of it.
By Stijn Oosterlynck,Nick Schuermans,Maarten Loopmans
In many nations, relatively within the international North, verified different types of team spirit inside groups are stated to be challenged through the expanding ethnic and cultural range of the inhabitants. opposed to the backdrop of renewed geopolitical tensions – which inflate and take advantage of ethno-cultural, instead of political-economic cleavages – concerns are raised that ethnic and cultural range problem either the formal mechanisms of redistribution and casual acts of charity, reciprocity and help which underpin universal notions of community.
This ebook makes a speciality of the cutting edge types of unity that advance round the joint appropriation and the envisaged universal way forward for particular areas. Drawing on examples from colleges, streets, neighborhood centres, offices, church buildings, housing initiatives and wearing tasks, it offers another examine schedule from the 'loss of neighborhood' narrative. It displays at the various spatiotemporal frames during which solidarities are nurtured, the connections solid among team spirit and citizenship, and the position of interventions by way of execs to nurture unity in diversity.
This well timed and unique paintings could be crucial interpreting for these operating in human geography, sociology, ethnic experiences, social paintings, city reviews, political stories and cultural reports.
By Anand Pandian
In vibrant, creative, and interesting prose, Pandian weaves jointly ethnographic encounters, archival investigations, and parts drawn from Tamil poetry, prose, and well known cinema. Tacking deftly among ploughed soils and plundered orchards, schoolroom classes and stationhouse registers, family hearths and riverine dams, he unearths ethical existence within the postcolonial current as a palimpsest of lines inherited from a number of pasts. Pursuing those legacies in the course of the fragmentary play of wish, dream, slander, and suggestions, Pandian calls recognition not just to the ethical strength of normal life, but in addition to the inescapable strength of twist of fate, probability, and failure within the making of moral lives. hardly ever are the ethical coordinates of recent energy sketched with such intimacy and delicacy.
By John Pickles
By Ted Lewellen
In the foreword to the 1st version, popular anthropologist Victor Turner wrote that this ebook was once a succinct and lucid account of the sporadic development of political anthropology over the last 4 many years . . . the advent we've all been awaiting. detailed in its box, this booklet deals a finished evaluation of political anthropology, together with its heritage, its significant study findings, and its theoretical issues either previous and current. The 3rd variation has been considerably up to date and multiplied, with huge alterations in lots of chapters, new chapters, a brand new Preface that replaces the advent of the 1st versions, an up-to-date word list and instructed Readings record, and an improved Bibliography.
In a in actual fact written sort, this creation additionally offers the historical past worthy for additional research. the recent chapters hide such subject matters because the politics of id, and the transition from modernism to postmodernism. As with the sooner variants, this 3rd variation of what has turn into a vintage within the self-discipline nonetheless serves as a easy textual content and constitution for a whole course.