By Meredith Marsh Ph.D,Peter Alagona Ph.D.
By Meredith Marsh Ph.D,Peter Alagona Ph.D.
By Antonio Tosta,Eduardo Coutinho
Ideal for prime university and undergraduate scholars, this one-stop reference explores every thing that makes up smooth Brazil, together with its geography, politics, popular culture, social media, lifestyle, and lots more and plenty more.
• presents a one-stop reference for college kids of geography, global cultures, anthropology, social stories, present occasions, and Latin American studies
• Differs from different works in that it combines assurance of the geography, background, politics, and economic climate of Brazil with entries on society, tradition, and modern issues
• contains a evidence and Figures part and vacations chart that gives readers with a brief evaluate of Brazil
• Covers scorching, new issues reminiscent of social media, web use, and purchaser culture
By Heather Devere,Kelli Te Maihāroa,John P. Synott
By Rhys Dafydd Jones,James Robinson,Jennifer Turner
What is absence? what's presence? How are those phenomena similar? Is absence only now not being current? This booklet examines those and different questions with regards to the position of absence and presence in daily politics. Absence and presence are used as political instruments in international occasions and way of life to augment principles approximately area, society, and belonging. Between Absence and Presence includes six empirically-focussed chapters introducing case learn destinations and contexts from around the globe. those reports learn how specific teams’ relationships with areas and areas are characterised by means of stories which are neither absolutely current nor entirely absent. each one writer demonstrates the range of the way within which absence and presence are experienced – via silence, forgetting, concealment, distance, and the digital – and constituted – via visible, aural, and technological. Such bills additionally bring up philosophical questions about illustration and belonging: what needs to stay absent, and what's allowed to be current? Who makes a decision, and the way? Whose voices are heard? spotting the complexity of those questions, Between Absence and Presence presents an important contribution in reconciling theorizations of absence with daily life.
This publication used to be released a sa particular factor of Space and Polity.
By Richard Bower
As with such a lot of aspects of latest western existence, structure and area are usually skilled and understood as a commodity or product. the basis of this publication is to supply possible choices to the practices and values of such westernised area and structure (with a capital A), via exploring the participatory and grass-roots practices utilized in substitute improvement versions within the international South. This procedure re-contextualises the areas, values, and relationships produced by means of such replacement equipment of improvement and social enterprise. It asks even if such spatial practices supply concrete realisations of a few key innovations of Western spatial thought, wondering even if we would problem the gap and architectures of capitalist improvement via studying from the areas and practices of others.
Exploring those topics bargains a serious exam of other improvement practices equipment within the worldwide South, re-contextualising them as architectural engagements with socio-political area. The comparability of such interdisciplinary contexts and discourses unearths the political, social, and fiscal resonances inherent among those formerly unconnected spatial protagonists. The interdependence of spatial problems with selection, price, and id are published via a comparative examine of the discourses of Henri Lefebvre, John Turner, Doreen Massey, and Nabeel Hamdi. those key protagonists supply a severe framework of discourses from which extra connections to socio-spatial discourses and ideas are made, together with post-marxist concept, orientalism, post-structural pluralism, improvement anthropology, post-colonial idea, hybridity, distinction and subalterneity.
By seeking to the areas and practices of different improvement within the worldwide South this e-book bargains a serious mirrored image upon the operating practices of Westernised structure and different spatial and political practices. In exploring the methodologies, implications and values of such participatory improvement practices this publication finally seeks to articulate the confident capability and political of studying from the variation, multiplicity, and otherness of improvement perform with a purpose to re-imagine structure and house.
By Antonio L Rappa
The Village and Its Discontents: which means and feedback in overdue Modernity is a hopeful number of essays approximately villages in Southeast Asia and the world over. The "village" is an idea, a build, and a fashion of setting up society. Villages represent the elemental unit of analyses within the arts, humanities and the social sciences, and those concerns are provided throughout the choice of essays featured during this e-book. The members wish to generate curiosity in learning villages, to appreciate the meanings that connect themselves to the idea that of the village, and to realize larger insights into multidisciplinary wisdom and analyses in contemporary hugely built worldwide society.
Readership: Undergraduate and graduate scholars in political technological know-how, sociology, cultural studies.
By Jean-Paul Rodrigue,Claude Comtois,Brian Slack
This multiplied and revised fourth variation of The Geography of delivery Systems presents a complete and obtainable creation to the sphere with a extensive evaluation of its options, equipment and parts of program. Aimed generally at an undergraduate viewers, it presents an outline of the spatial points of transportation and specializes in how the mobility of passengers and freight is associated with geography.
The ebook is split in ten chapters, every one masking a particular conceptual size, together with networks, modes, terminals, freight transportation, city transportation and environmental affects, and up-to-date with the newest info on hand. The fourth version deals new fabric at the problems with shipping and the financial system, urban logistics, offer chains, protection, power, the surroundings, in addition to a revised content material constitution. With over a hundred and sixty up to date photos, figures and maps, The Geography of delivery Systems provides transportation structures at diverse scales starting from worldwide to neighborhood and makes a speciality of diverse contexts equivalent to North the USA, Europe and East Asia.
This quantity is a vital source for undergraduates learning shipping geography, in addition to these attracted to financial and concrete geography, shipping making plans and engineering. A significant other website, which includes extra fabric, has been constructed for the publication and will be discovered the following: http://people.hofstra.edu/geotrans/
By Émilie Aunis,Joachim Benet,Arnaud Mège,Isabelle Prat
By William A. Mackaness,Anne Ruas,L. Tiina Sarjakoski
Theoretical and utilized strategies in Multi Scale Mapping
Users have come to count on immediate entry to up to date geographical details, with worldwide coverage--presented at greatly various degrees of aspect, as electronic and paper items; customisable information that may with ease mixed with different geographic details. those standards current an enormous problem to these assisting the supply of such providers (National Mapping corporations (NMA), govt Departments, and personal company. Generalisation of Geographic details: Cartographic Modelling and Applications presents distinctive evaluation of state-of-the-art applied sciences linked to those demanding situations, together with the latest advancements in cartometric research ideas capable of help excessive degrees of automation between multi scale derivation techniques.
The publication illustrates the appliance of those principles inside of latest and rising applied sciences. as well as supplying a complete theoretical underpinning, the publication demonstrates how theoretical advancements have translated into advertisement structures deployed inside of NMAs.
The ebook explores relevance of open platforms in aid of collaborative examine and open resource internet established map services.
By Kwang Ho, Professor Chun
In an ingenious and fascinating approach, Kwang Ho Chun seeks to catch the dynamics of the altering overseas process and the clients for a metamorphosis within the foreign distribution of energy. the concept that new superpowers might upward thrust and that the various BRICs (Brazil, Russia, India and China) can be such superpowers, is especially interesting and the most concept explored during this research. in accordance with neo-realist methods, this booklet argues that during a unipolar global opponents will upward push to problem the worldwide hegemon. because the energy profiles of the BRICs upward thrust they usually achieve larger keep watch over of geo-global politics, they're prone to reach major nearby dominance between different neighborhood powers even though their underdeveloped culture of tough strength and inner demanding situations may hinder them from gaining superpower prestige. This ebook captures the dynamics of the altering overseas approach and the customers for a transformation within the foreign distribution of power.