Ecofeminism (Ethics And Action): Women, Animals, Nature by Greta Gaard

By Greta Gaard

Discusses the relationships between human starts off, the average atmosphere, and nonhuman animals. This ebook rejects the nature/culture dualism of patriarchal concept and locates animals and people inside of nature. one of the concerns addressed are the conflicts among eco-friendly politics and ecofeminism, a variety of purposes of ecofeminist idea, and more.

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Redrawing Anthropology: Materials, Movements, Lines by Tim Ingold,Professor Ingold Tim

By Tim Ingold,Professor Ingold Tim

Why should still anthropologists draw? the reply proposed during this groundbreaking quantity is that drawing uniquely brings jointly methods of creating, watching and describing. In twelve chapters, a staff of authors from the united kingdom, Europe, North the United States and Australia discover the possibility of a photograph anthropology to alter the best way we expect approximately creativity and belief, to understand the dynamics of improvisatory perform, and to refocus the examine of fabric tradition from ready-made gadgets onto the flows of fabrics thinking about the iteration of things.

Drawing on services in fields starting from craftwork, martial arts, and dance to observational cinema and experimental movie, they ask what it potential to persist with fabrics, to profit pursuits and to attract strains. alongside the best way, they give a contribution to key debates on what occurs in making, the relation among layout and function, how humans gather physically abilities, where of flow in human self-awareness, the relation among strolling and mind's eye, and the belief of time.

This publication will allure not only to social, cultural and visible anthropologists yet to archaeologists and scholars of fabric tradition, in addition to to students around the arts, humanities and social sciences with pursuits in notion, creativity and fabric culture.

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Strange Spaces: Explorations into Mediated Obscurity by André Jansson,Amanda Lagerkvist

By André Jansson,Amanda Lagerkvist

convinced extraordinary areas, the place disruption or disarray rule, depart us estranged and 'out of place'. This ebook examines such areas, highlighting the emotional and mediated geographies of uncertainty and the nation of being 'in-between'; of cognitive displacement, loss, worry, or pleasure. It expands on why house is typically estranging and for whom it's unusual. it's the first publication to hyperlink strangeness and spatial construction, in addition to empirical explorations of odd areas inside a profound theoretical dialogue of 'what is unusual approximately unusual areas' and the way they evolve in a contemporary media age.

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Cities and Suburbs: New Metropolitan Realities in the US by Bernadette Hanlon,John Rennie Short,Thomas J. Vicino

By Bernadette Hanlon,John Rennie Short,Thomas J. Vicino

This e-book is a scientific exam of the historic and present roles that towns and suburbs play in US metropolitan parts. It explores the historical past of towns and suburbs, their altering dynamics with one another, their growing to be range, the environmental outcomes in their improvement and eventually the level and nature in their decline and renewal.


Cities and Suburbs: New Metropolitan Realities within the US bargains a accomplished exam of demographic and socioeconomic approaches people suburbanization by means of supplying a succinct advisor to realizing the dynamic courting among metropolitan constitution and methods of social switch. numerous case reports are utilized in the chapters to discover suburban successes and screw ups and the discourse concludes with reflections on metropolitan coverage and making plans for the twenty-first century. the subjects of dialogue include:





  • Key principles and ideas at the demographic and sociospatial elements of metropolitan change



  • The altering nature of urban and suburban inhabitants migration and their relationships with alterations on the neighborhood, metropolitan, nationwide, and international levels



  • Current metropolitan public coverage problems with huge towns and suburbs



  • Links of suburbanization to metropolitan transformation and the turning out to be dichotomy among suburban decline and suburban sprawl in metropolitan areas.


Cities and Suburbs is determined by theorized case stories, demographic research, maps, and photographs from North the USA. Written in a transparent and available type, the ebook addresses quite a few primary questions about the socioeconomic function that suburbs and towns play in shaping metropolitan parts, their environmental impression, the political effects, and the ensuing coverage debates. this can be crucial examining for students and scholars of Geography, Economics, Politics, Sociology, city experiences and concrete Planning.

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Environment and Society in Ethiopia (Routledge Studies in by Girma Kebbede

By Girma Kebbede

Ethiopia is dealing with environmental and poverty demanding situations, and urgently wishes potent administration of its environmental assets. a lot of the Ethiopian panorama has been considerably altered and reshaped through centuries of human actions, and three-quarters of the agricultural inhabitants resides on degraded land. during the last twenty years the rustic has visible swift fiscal and inhabitants development and unprecedented land use change.



This ebook explores the demanding situations of maintaining the source base whereas fuelling the economic climate and supplying for a starting to be inhabitants that's enormously depending on average assets for source of revenue and livelihoods. Adopting a political ecology standpoint, this booklet comprehensively examines human affects at the surroundings in Ethiopia, defining the surroundings either by way of the quantity and quality of renewable and non-renewable normal assets. With excessive degrees of monetary creation and intake additionally come unintentional uncomfortable side effects: waste discharges, emissions of toxins, and commercial effluents. those toxins can degrade the standard of water, air, land, and forests in addition to damage the wellbeing and fitness of individuals, animals, and different residing organisms if untreated or disposed of improperly. This booklet demonstrates how the connection among society and atmosphere is inherently and delicately interwoven, delivering an account of Ethiopia’s present setting and usual source base and destiny concerns for environmentally sustainable improvement.

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Die Amish People (German Edition) by Juliane Sikora

By Juliane Sikora

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2006 im Fachbereich Geowissenschaften / Geographie - Regionalgeographie, be aware: 1,0, Universität Regensburg (Geographie), Veranstaltung: Hauptseminar Kulturraum united states, 10 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Die Gruppe der heute in den united states ansässigen Amish humans fand ihren Ursprung im Europa der Reformationszeit. Die Wurzel Ihrer Glaubensgemeinschaft bilden die so genannten Wiedertäufer, welche sich um 1693 gründeten. Im Laufe der letzten drei Jahrhunderte emigrierten die Amischen nach Amerika, wo sie sich in shape von religiösen Enklaven ansiedelten.

Auf deren Lage und Verteilung, sowie die historischen Hintergründe wird in den nachfolgenden Kapiteln näher eingegangen. Entscheidend bei der Entwicklung der Amish ist die Tatsache, dass sie sich bis zum heutigen Tag nicht an den angloamerikanischen major circulate angepasst haben. Nach wie vor gestalten die Amish humans, die mit über 100.000 Personen in den united states vertreten sind, ihren Kulturraum gemäß ihrer religiösen, sozialen und wirtschaftlichen Traditionen. Wie sich im Folgenden zeigen wird, weichen diese in teilweise gravierendem Maße von der in den Vereinigten Staaten vorherrschenden Kultur ab.

Ziel dieser Arbeit ist es, die Andersartigkeit einer Gruppe, die auf moderne Kommoditäten wie Elektrizität, Fernsehen, PKWs und vieles mehr verzichtet, und ihre Relevanz für die geographische Kulturraumforschung darzustellen.

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Nature is a Battlefield: Towards a Political Ecology by Razmig Keucheyan

By Razmig Keucheyan

In the midst of the present ecological main issue, there's frequently lofty speak of the necessity for humanity to ‘overcome its divisions’ and interact to take on the massive demanding situations of our time. yet as this new ebook by means of Razmig Keucheyan exhibits, the true photo is especially diverse. simply take the case of the siting of poisonous waste landfills within the usa: a good way to recognize the place waste is probably to be dumped, wonder the place Blacks, Hispanics, local american citizens and different racial minorities stay and the place the poorest neighbourhoods are. this type of ‘environmental racism’ is not at all constrained to the U.S.: it's very a lot a world phenomenon.

Keucheyan exhibit how the capitalist reaction to the situation has been marked by way of a big growth in ‘environmental finance’. From ‘carbon markets’ to ‘pollution permits’, ‘climate derivatives’ and ‘catastrophe bonds’, we're seeing a proliferation of nature-related monetary items. rather than tackling the foundation of the matter, the neoliberal technique seeks to benefit from environmental risks.

Moreover, with the increase in usual failures, source shortage, foodstuff crises, the destabilization of the poles and oceans and the chance of millions of ‘climate refugees’, Western powers are more and more adopting an army reaction to ecological difficulties. The chilly warfare is over: welcome to the ‘green wars’. From New Orleans to the Siachen glacier through the Arctic floes, Keucheyan explores the landmark websites of this new ‘climate geostrategy’.

Through a pointy critique of how capitalism responds to environmental catastrophe, this cutting edge publication offers a clean standpoint on the most severe concerns confronting our societies today.

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Landschaftswandel - Wandel von Machtstrukturen (RaumFragen: by Susanne Kost,Antje Schönwald

By Susanne Kost,Antje Schönwald

Das Buch vereint interdisziplinäre Sichtweisen auf Formen, Kontexte und Prozesse von Landschaftswandel vor dem Hintergrund von Macht, Strukturen und Deutungshoheiten mit dem Ziel, Kräfteverhältnisse und ihre Wirkungen innerhalb der politischen, gesellschaftlichen und sozio-ökonomischen Diskurse und Praktiken zu erkennen und sichtbar zu machen. In den Beiträgen werden verschiedene Zugänge zu Landschaftswandel und Macht aus unterschiedlichen Zeiten und Räumen aufgezeigt. Dabei geht es um Prozesse der Veränderung physischer Strukturen und Nutzungsmuster (physisch-materielle measurement) sowie um die examine landschaftsbezogener (Leit-) Bilder, Vorstellungen und Ideologien (wahrnehmungsbezogene Dimension). In der Auseinandersetzung mit Macht und Machtverhältnissen werden sowohl aktuelle Raumfragen (Energiewende, nachhaltige Landnutzung) als auch die Entwicklung von (Macht-) Strukturen in konkreten Räumen beleuchtet sowie Analysemethoden vorgestellt.

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Destins Bretons (Administration et Aménagement du by Laurent Loeiz

By Laurent Loeiz

Construit autour des thèses de l'économiste-statisticien-géographe Loeiz Laurent, ancien président de FUTUROUEST-Recherches, cet ouvrage sur l'avenir de l. a. Bretagne et sa prospérité reprend le thème des découpages territoriaux. Le lecteur trouvera intégralement les files fournis par Loeiz, tandis que son interlocuteur, Liam, exprime à chaque étape les accords et désaccords issus de leurs approches particulières du sujet au sein du mouvement breton.

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Landscape Analysis: Investigating the potentials of space by Per Stahlschmidt,Simon Swaffield,Jorgen Primdahl,Vibeke

By Per Stahlschmidt,Simon Swaffield,Jorgen Primdahl,Vibeke Nellemann


A key element of city making plans, panorama making plans and panorama structure is to spot after which use the precise positive factors and features of house, position and panorama to accomplish environmental caliber. Landscape Analysis offers an creation to the sector either in thought and in perform. quite a lot of tools and methods for panorama analysis is illustrated via city and rural examples from many nations.



Analysing landscapes inside of a making plans context calls for either ability and insights. Drawing upon a number of concrete examples, including an exam of a few theoretical suggestions, this booklet publications the reader via quite a lot of various techniques and methods of panorama research which may be utilized at varied scales, from user-friendly web site research to ancient and nearby reports. this can be a vital e-book for college students and graduate practitioners operating in panorama structure, making plans and architecture.

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