Ecofeminism (Ethics And Action) by Greta Gaard

By Greta Gaard

Drawing at the insights of ecology, feminism, and socialism, ecofeminism's uncomplicated premise is that the ideology that authorizes oppression in keeping with race, classification, gender, sexuality, actual skills, and species is identical ideology that sanctions the oppression of nature. during this choice of essays, feminist students and activists talk about the relationships between human starts, the normal surroundings, and nonhuman animals. They reject the nature/culture dualism of patriarchal suggestion and find animals and people inside of nature. The objective of those twelve articles is to give a contribution to the evolving discussion between feminists, ecofeminists, animal liberationists, deep ecologists, and social ecologists so as to create a sustainable way of life for all population of the earth. one of the matters addressed are the conflicts among eco-friendly politics and ecofeminism, numerous functions of ecofeminist conception, the connection of animal liberation to ecofeminism, destructive implications of the romanticized woman-nature organization in Western tradition, and cultural boundaries of ecofeminism.

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Witch Hunts in the Western World: Persecution and Punishment by Brian Pavlac

By Brian Pavlac

This in-depth and entire source explores the intersection of faith, politics, and the supernatural that spawned the infamous witch hunts in Europe and the recent international. Witch Hunts within the Western World lines the evolution of Western attitudes towards magic, demons, and spiritual nonconformity from the Roman Empire during the Age of Enlightenment, putting those chilling occasions right into a wider social and historic context. Brian A. Pavlac discusses witch hunts in interesting aspect through sector, highlighting the cultural transformations of the folks who incited them in addition to the most important reforms, social upheavals, and highbrow debates that formed eu idea. vibrant bills of trials and excerpts from the writings of either witch hunters and defenders through the Holy Roman Empire, France, the British Isles and colonies, Southern Europe, Scandinavia, and jap Europe carry to lifestyles the most interesting and stunning matters in Western background.
 
Accessible narrative chapters make this a desirable quantity for common readers whereas providing a wealth of historic info for college kids and students. beneficial properties contain a whole word list of phrases, a timeline of significant occasions, steered studying decisions, an index, and illustrations.

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Crossing the Bay of Bengal: The Furies of Nature and the by Sunil S. Amrith

By Sunil S. Amrith

The Indian Ocean used to be worldwide lengthy sooner than the Atlantic, and this present day the international locations bordering the Bay of Bengal--India, Bangladesh, Burma, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Malaysia--are domestic to at least one in 4 humans on the earth. Crossing the Bay of Bengal locations this quarter on the middle of worldwide heritage for the 1st time. Integrating human and environmental background, and mining a wealth of resources, Sunil Amrith supplies a revelatory and stirring new account of the Bay and people who have inhabited it.

for hundreds of years the Bay of Bengal served as a maritime street among India and China, after which as a battleground for eu empires, all whereas being formed through the monsoons and by way of human migration. Imperial powers within the 19th century, abetted by way of the strength of capital and the facility of steam, reconfigured the Bay of their quest for espresso, rice, and rubber. thousands of Indian migrants crossed the ocean, certain via debt or spurred by way of drought, and full of ambition. Booming port towns like Singapore and Penang turned the main culturally varied societies in their time. through the Nineteen Thirties, even if, fiscal, political, and environmental pressures started to erode the Bay's centuries-old styles of interconnection.

this present day, emerging waters go away the Bay of Bengal's shorelines specifically at risk of weather swap, even as that its situation makes it primary to struggles over Asia's destiny. Amrith's evocative and compelling narrative of the region's pasts bargains insights severe to knowing and confronting the various demanding situations dealing with Asia within the many years ahead.

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Chinatowns in a Transnational World: Myths and Realities of by Vanessa Künnemann, Ruth Mayer

By Vanessa Künnemann, Ruth Mayer

This booklet explores the historical past, the truth, and the complicated myth of yank and eu Chinatowns and strains the styles of transnational shuttle and site visitors among China, South East Asia, Europe, and the USA which educated the advance of those city websites. regardless of noticeable structural or architectural similarities and overlaps, Chinatowns vary markedly counting on their place. ecu types of Chinatowns can in no way be thought of mere replications of the yankee version. Paying shut awareness to local specificities and overarching similarities, Chinatowns hence discloses the $64000 eu backdrop to a phenomenon regularly linked to North the US. It begins from the belief that the old and glossy Chinatown should be noticeable as complicatedly excited about an internet of cultural reminiscence, private and non-private narratives, ideologies, and political imperatives. lots of the members to this quantity have multidisciplinary and multilingual backgrounds and are accustomed to a number of diversified cases of the chinese language diasporic event. With its triangular method of the advancements among China and the city chinese language diasporas of North the USA and Europe, Chinatowns reveals connections and interlinkages that have no longer been addressed before.

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Fashioning Globalisation: New Zealand Design, Working Women by Maureen Molloy

By Maureen Molloy

Drastic alterations within the profession aspirations of girls within the constructed international have led to a brand new, globalised marketplace for off-the-peg dressmaker outfits created by means of self reliant artisans. This ebook experiences on a phenomenon that turns out to exemplify the dual imperatives of globalisation and feminine emancipation.

  • A significant conceptual contribution to the literatures on globalisation, model and gender, analysing the ways that women’s access into the labour strength during the last thirty years within the constructed international has underpinned new kinds of aestheticised creation and intake in addition to the expansion of ‘work-style’ businesses
  • A very important contribution to the burgeoning literature on tradition and inventive industries which frequently ignores the numerous roles taken through ladies as marketers and architects instead of mere consumers
  • Introduces style students and financial geographers to a paradigmatic instance of the recent clothier style industries rising in quite a number international locations now not typically linked to fashion
  • Takes a clean standpoint on an during which 3rd international garment employees were the topic of exhaustive research yet first international ladies were mostly ignored
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Theatre, Performance, and Memory Politics in Argentina by Brenda Werth (auth.)

By Brenda Werth (auth.)

Since Argentina's transition to democracy, the expression of human fragility at the degree has taken assorted varieties. This e-book examines the intervention of theatre and function within the reminiscence politics surrounding Argentina's go back to democracy and makes a case for performance's transformative power.

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Seeking refuge : birds and landscapes of the Pacific flyway by Robert M Wilson

By Robert M Wilson

Every one fall and spring, hundreds of thousands of birds trip the Pacific Flyway, the westernmost of the 4 significant North American fowl migration routes. The landscapes they go fluctuate from wetlands to farmland to concrete, inhabited not just through natural world but in addition by way of farmers, suburban households, and significant towns. within the 20th century, farmers used the wetlands to irrigate their plants, reworking the panorama and placing migratory birds in danger. The U.S. Fish and flora and fauna provider replied by means of developing a chain of refuges that stretched from northern Washington to southern California.

What emerged from those efforts was once a hybrid atmosphere, the place the differences among irrigated farms and flora and fauna refuges blurred. administration of the refuges used to be fraught with conflicting priorities and practices. Farmers and safe haven managers pressured birds with shotguns and flares to maintain them off deepest lands, and govt pilots took to the air, losing hand grenades between flocks of ducks and herding the startled birds into within reach refuges. Such activities masked the starting to be connections among refuges and the land round them.

Seeking Refuge examines the improvement and administration of refuges within the wintering variety of migratory birds alongside the Pacific Flyway. even though it is a historical past of efforts to preserve migratory birds, the tale Robert Wilson tells has substantial salience this present day. the various key areas migratory birds use ― the Klamath Basin, California’s imperative Valley, the Salton Sea ― are websites of contemporary contentious debates over water use. Migratory birds attach and depend upon those landscapes, and farmers face strain as water is reallocated from irrigation to different reasons. In a time whilst worldwide warming offers to compound the stresses on water and migratory species, Seeking Refuge demonstrates the necessity to foster landscapes the place either flora and fauna and other people can thrive

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Researching Human Geography by Keith Hoggart, Loretta Lees, Anna Davies

By Keith Hoggart, Loretta Lees, Anna Davies

"Researching Human Geography" is a necessary new textual content for any geography pupil approximately to embark on a learn undertaking. An figuring out of ways assorted theories of data have encouraged learn methodologies is important in making plans and designing powerful learn; this e-book makes this hyperlink transparent and explores how numerous philosophical positions, from positivism to post-structuralism, became linked to specific methodologies. The e-book supplies an summary of quite a lot of equipment and information assortment, either quantitative and qualitative, and explores their strengths and weaknesses for other kinds of analysis. "Researching Human Geography" additionally seems on the a number of thoughts on hand for the research of knowledge, that's offered as an fundamental and ongoing a part of the study strategy. basically written, with large use of examples from past study to teach 'methodology in action', this new textual content is a useful addition to either the idea and approach to study in human geography.

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Settlement Morphology of Budapest by Csapó Tamás, Lenner Tibor

By Csapó Tamás, Lenner Tibor

This e-book offers the result of empirical examine performed via the authors, who for my part surveyed the folks they met on each road, sq. and public area in Budapest. It has 4 huge chapters that debate city switch and constitution in Budapest and have many wealthy colour illustrations. the 1st bankruptcy seems to be on the geographical conditions impacting the city’s city improvement in a old context, in addition to the evolution of its features and demographic approaches and the improvement of the floor plan and cost constitution. the second one bankruptcy issues itself with the way in which the capital urban of Hungary is outfitted, demonstrating the horizontal homogeneity and vertical heterogeneity of improvement including improvement kinds and destinations in Budapest. The 3rd bankruptcy used to be written in regards to the swap in Budapest’s city constitution, particularly in regard to the years after 1990. It lists the foremost elements influencing city constitution transformation, by way of a close research of Budapest’s practical zones. finally, the fourth bankruptcy offers a close advent to every capital urban district, together with their construction, improvement and useful structures.

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