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Culture and Customs of Zambia (Cultures and Customs of the by Scott D. Taylor

By Scott D. Taylor

Zambia stands proud in Africa as one of many continent's so much peaceable international locations. In its early years as an self sufficient nation, Zambia turned a local bulwark opposed to imperialism and colonial domination and South African apartheid. at the present time, it stands proud as a tremendous instance of Africa's fresh democratization, experiencing either magnificent good fortune in addition to a few remarkable setbacks. the rustic can also be some of the most urbanized in Sub-Saharan Africa. due to this city inflow, Zambia's various ethno-linguistic teams engage on a regular basis. furthermore, many modern Zambian families, specifically these in towns, also are uncovered to the media, expertise, and impacts of western urbanized cultures, from web cafes to hip hop song. The fascinating ways in which culture and modernity clash and mix in modern Zambia are top concerns during this book.

This ebook explores Zambia's tradition, with an eye fixed towards its ancient reports and its specific endowments. It makes a speciality of how conventional and sleek have interaction, and occasionally collide, within the state via themes corresponding to faith, gender roles and relations, food, the humanities, literature, and extra. the key teams are tested to offer the reader an concept approximately what percentage Zambians live.

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Landscapes of Globalization: Human Geographies of Economic by Philip F. Kelly

By Philip F. Kelly

during this serious and complicated research, Philip F. Kelly demanding situations the normal definition of globalization as an impossible to resist and inevitable strength to which societies needs to succumb. by means of tracing the implications of worldwide financial integration within the Philippines, he argues that international techniques are constituted, accommodated, mediated and resisted in social procedures at a number of scales, from the nationwide economic system to the village and the family.

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Spiritualizing the City: Agency and Resilience of the Urban by Victoria Hegner,Peter Jan Margry

By Victoria Hegner,Peter Jan Margry

Urban areas have consistently functioned as cradles and laboratories for spiritual events and spiritualities. The city types a imperative and nourishing agent for the construction of recent spiritual expressions, and consistently negotiates new methods of being non secular and constructing non secular rules and practices.

This e-book explores the serious and complicated interaction among the (post) smooth urban and new spiritual and non secular flow, bringing the town and its annexes into the foreground of present learn into faith. It develops a brand new, ethnography-based research of the ways that the pluralist event of the "urban" inscribes itself into quite a few spiritual practices and vice versa: how do religiosity and spirituality applicable and rework meanings of the city? It makes a speciality of new non secular expressions, cosmologies and methods of lifestyles that transcend validated trust structures and spiritual understandings, and explores new conceptions of the be aware "urban" in an international of more and more prolonged city environments. The publication examines how towns are either regarded as websites and resources of spirituality, the place the globalization of religions happens in addition to the truth that globalization is associated heavily to the method of localization. The socio-cultural and political forte of the explicit city context are analyzed to provide an cutting edge viewpoint on how the interaction among the city, non secular and spiritual might be understood.

This publication brings a well timed new point of view and should be of curiosity to teachers and scholars in geography, sociology, city reports, cultural reports and anthropology, besides as for city planners and coverage makers.

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Extreme Landscapes of Leisure: Not a Hap-Hazardous Sport by Patrick Laviolette

By Patrick Laviolette

lately, there was an elevated engagement through the social sciences with the learn of utmost areas and practices. harmful video games and event excursions have shifted from being marginal, unique or mad to being greater than simply applicable. they're now exemplary, mainstream even: there are a selection of latest kinds, expanding numbers of individuals are doing them and they're being appropriated and feature infiltrated an increasing number of contexts. This publication argues that unsafe activities and experience tourism became quite paradoxical. As a collection of actions the place gamers and holidaymakers are toward demise or chance than they might rather be, they're the exact opposite of standard video games or vacation trips. experience activities and excursions opposite the overall definition of a vacation as being an break out from the seriousness of daily life, as more often than not, they're innately severe, requiring as they do 'life or demise' decision-making.
Beginning with the increase in colonial explorations and the harmful activities membership of Oxford, this publication examines the expanding phenomena of experience activities akin to bungy leaping, cliff leaping or 'tombstoning', browsing and parkour inside a framework of optimistic chance. It explores how definite assumptions approximately wisdom, employer, the physique and nature are starting to coalesce round newly constructing spheres of social kinfolk. also, severe video games became actions which are germane to the dawning of eco-friendly social suggestion and so the ebook additionally addresses matters that care for the intimate connections that exist among excitement and the ethical accountability in the direction of the environment.

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The Impact of Networks on Unemployment by J. M. Hurst

By J. M. Hurst

This publication investigates why networks, a few with joined-up governance remits, seemed useless in dealing with neighbourhood unemployment even during periods whilst the nationwide unemployment degrees dropped. It deploys a multi-theoretical and methodological framework to enquire this empirical puzzle, and to check and examine the causal components influencing community results. Chapters research community recommendations, community theories, final result symptoms, the old infrastructure and administration of unemployment coverage, and governing community tendencies in post-war city regeneration interventions. Comparative community case stories supply empirical proof and a excessive measure of neighborhood version. combined equipment (qualitative and quantitative approaches), together with social community research, discover formal and casual networks, and eighty-six interviews in English neighborhood experts with continual unemployment, supply voice to community practitioner studies. Findings clarify why sub-optimal community results succeed and operational problems persist at the flooring. scholars and teachers, pros and activists can use the consequences to problem community governance theories and the coverage status-quo.

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The Routledge Research Companion to Media Geography (Ashgate by Paul C. Adams,Jim Craine

By Paul C. Adams,Jim Craine

This better half offers an authoritative resource for students and scholars of the nascent box of media geography. whereas it has deep roots within the wider self-discipline, the consolidation of media geography has began basically some time past decade, with the production of media geography’s first committed magazine, Aether, in addition to the book of the sub-discipline’s first textbook. despite the fact that, at this time there is not any different paintings which supplies a accomplished assessment and grounding. by means of indicating the sub-discipline’s evolution and hinting at its destiny, this quantity not just serves to encapsulate what geographers have discovered approximately media but in addition may help to set the schedule for increasing this kind of interdisciplinary exploration. The contributors-leading students during this box, together with Stuart Aitken, Deborah Dixon, Derek McCormack, Barney Warf, and Matthew Zook-not merely evaluation the prevailing literature in the remit in their chapters, but additionally articulate arguments approximately the place the long run may take media geography scholarship. the quantity isn't easily a set of person choices, yet has afforded a chance to replace rules approximately media geography, with members making connections among chapters and constructing universal themes.

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Urban Revitalization: Remaking cities in a changing world by Carl Grodach,Renia Ehrenfeucht

By Carl Grodach,Renia Ehrenfeucht

Following a long time of overlook and decline, many US towns have gone through a dramatic renaissance. From ny to Nashville and Pittsburgh to Portland governments have carried out cutting edge redevelopment thoughts to evolve to a globally built-in, post-industrial financial system and take care of declining industries, tax bases, and populations. in spite of the fact that, regardless of the prominence of latest facilities in revitalized neighborhoods, amazing architectural icons, and pedestrian pleasant leisure districts, the city comeback has been hugely asymmetric. Even thriving towns are outlined by means of a bifurcated inhabitants of artistic category pros and a low-wage, low-skilled crew. Many are domestic to assorted and thriving immigrant groups, but in addition include economically and socially segregated neighborhoods. they've got reworked high-profile imperative urban brownfields, yet many deprived neighborhoods proceed to grapple with deserted and environmentally infected websites. As city cores growth, inner-ring suburban components more and more face mounting difficulties, whereas different shrinking towns proceed to combat with long term decline. the good Recession introduced extra demanding situations to making plans and improvement execs and neighborhood firms alike as they paintings to keep up successes and reply to new difficulties. it's important that scholars of city revitalization realize those demanding situations, their affects on varied populations, and the results for crafting potent and equitable revitalization coverage. Urban Revitalization: Remaking towns in a altering World should be a advisor during this studying process.

This textbook may be the first to comprehensively and severely synthesize the winning methods and urgent demanding situations fascinated about city revitalization. The booklet is split into 5 sections. within the introductory part, we set the level via offering a conceptual framework to appreciate city revitalization that hyperlinks a political economic system point of view with an appreciation of socio-cultural components in explaining city switch. Stemming from this, we'll clarify the importance of revitalization and current a precis of the major debates, concerns and conflicts surrounding revitalization efforts. part II will learn the historic motives for decline in valuable urban and inner-ring suburban parts and shrinking towns and, development from the conceptual framework, talk about idea precious to provide an explanation for the criteria that form modern revitalization projects and results. part III will introduce scholars to the analytical thoughts and key facts resources for city revitalization making plans. part IV will offer an in-depth, criticaldiscussion of latest city revitalization guidelines, thoughts, and initiatives. This part will provide a wealthy set of case experiences that contextualize key subject matters and strategic parts throughout quite a number contexts together with the city middle, relevant urban neighborhoods, suburban components, and shrinking towns. finally, part V concludes through reflecting at the present kingdom of city revitalization making plans and the rising demanding situations the sphere needs to face within the future.

Urban Revitalization will combine educational and coverage examine with expert wisdom and strategies. Its key power stands out as the mix of a serious exam of most sensible practices and leading edge techniques with an summary of the tools used to appreciate neighborhood events and concrete revitalization strategies. a distinct function might be chapter-specific case experiences of latest city revitalization tasks and questions aimed toward generatingclassroom dialogue round key matters. The publication might be written in an available sort and thoughtfully prepared to supply graduate and upper-level undergraduate scholars with a finished source that might additionally function a reference consultant for professionals

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Queerying Planning: Challenging Heteronormative Assumptions by Petra L. Doan

By Petra L. Doan

present making plans practices have mostly ignored the wishes of the Lesbian, homosexual, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) group for secure city areas during which to reside, paintings, and play. This quantity fills the space within the literature at the making plans and improvement of queer areas, and highlights a few of the resistance in the making plans occupation to include homosexual and lesbian issues into the making plans mainstream. making plans lags in the back of different disciplines desirous about queer city matters. against this, the sphere of geography has built a wealthy sub-specialty within the geographies of intercourse and gender that examines areas and the range of non-heteronormative populations that inhabit them. This quantity brings jointly either planners and geographers with adventure in making plans to check a number of the basic assumptions of city making plans as they relate to the LGBT group. the 1st few chapters are tremendous revisions and expansions of past influential paintings on making plans for non-conformist populations and the upkeep of LGBT neighborhoods. next chapters include unique contributions that draw at the wealthy literature from queer thought, making plans concept and the geography of sexualities to discover the ways in which nonconformist populations fight with heteronormative expectancies embedded in making plans thought and tactics. those chapters give some thought to the intersection of making plans and a variety of populations together with transgendered and gender version contributors. next chapters learn the ways in which adaptations within the scale of city and local governance impression neighborhood politics round the implementation of extra equitable guidelines on the urban point. moreover, a number of chapters severely research the consequences of utilizing the tolerance element of Richard Florida's "creative towns" arguments. the ultimate part includes chapters that discover the ways in which city making plans regimes were used to manage sexually-oriented companies and how this law of sexualized areas has implications at the heteronormativity of plans and planners. In precis, those chapters interrogate making plans perform and pose questions for educational planners in regards to the ways in which the queer neighborhood and its wishes for areas have shifted. What do these adjustments suggest for the perform of making plans forty years after the North American Stonewall uprising and searching ahead to the following forty years? To what quantity does latest making plans perform constrain the evolution of queer groups or search to commercialize such areas to the advantage of huge builders and the detriment of marginalized contributors of the neighborhood? How could making plans perform swap to supply extra direct help to the evolution of queer humans and the areas within which they reside? This quantity attracts on those insights in addition to the reviews of many of the authors to put out attainable destiny instructions for the sector of making plans to create really inclusive city areas.

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Iberian Visions of the Pacific Ocean, 1507-1899 (Palgrave by R. Buschmann

By R. Buschmann

during this paintings, Buschmann contains ignored Spanish visions into the eu perceptions of the rising Pacific international. The publication argues that Spanish diplomats and intellectuals tried to create an highbrow hyperlink among the Americas and the Pacific Ocean.

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American Farms, American Food: A Geography of Agriculture by John C. Hudson,Christopher R. Laingen

By John C. Hudson,Christopher R. Laingen

American Farms, American Food bridges the space among agricultural creation and foodstuff reports permitting readers to profit approximately either topics up shut and intimately. past that, the booklet presents historical past at the domestication, breeding, and improvement of crop vegetation and farm animals that experience turn into the nutrients we consume. subject matters similar to the relatives farm, neighborhood nutrition creation, natural agriculture, genetically transformed vegetation, foodstuff imports, and commodity exports are built in 9 separate chapters. The chapters deal with particular plants or farm animals forms from the viewpoint of either creation and intake, highlighting the alterations that experience taken position in either farming concepts and foodstuff personal tastes through the years.

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