The Ashgate Research Companion to Media Geography by Paul C. Adams

By Paul C. Adams

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 all started simply some time past decade, with the construction of media geography's first devoted magazine, Aether, in addition to the ebook of the sub-discipline's first textbook. notwithstanding, at the moment there isn't any different paintings which supplies a finished assessment and grounding. by way 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 can help to set the time table for increasing this sort of interdisciplinary exploration. The contributors-leading students during this box, together with Stuart Aitken, Deborah Dixon, Derek McCormack, Barney Warf, and Matthew Zook-not in basic terms overview the prevailing literature in the remit in their chapters, but additionally articulate arguments approximately the place the longer term may well take media geography scholarship. the amount isn't really easily a suite of person choices, yet has afforded a chance to interchange rules approximately media geography, with participants making connections among chapters and constructing universal subject matters.

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Sacred Places North America: 108 Destinations by Brad Olsen

By Brad Olsen

This revised and up to date complete trip consultant examines North America’s so much sacred websites for spiritually attuned explorers. vital archaeological, geological, and historic locations from coast to coast are exhaustively tested, from the weathered pueblos of the yank Southwest and the drugs wheels of western Canada to Graceland and the birthplace of Martin Luther King, Jr. Histories and cultural contexts are objectively surveyed, besides the most recent educational theories and insightful metaphysical ruminations. designated maps, drawings, and trip instructions also are included.

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Britain, Spain and Gibraltar 1945-1990: The Eternal Triangle by R. H. Haigh, D S Morris, D. S. Morris, J. Bossano

By R. H. Haigh, D S Morris, D. S. Morris, J. Bossano

Considering the fact that 1945 Gibraltar's sovereignty has time and again been puzzled. A strategic ownership overlooking Africa on the mouth of the Mediterranean, Gibraltar is the sufferer of either historical past and geography and remains to be the barometer of Anglo-Spanish kin. Arguing that Gibraltar has performed a way more proactive position in negotiations than is believed, the publication describes the targets and activities of the Gibraltarians opposed to the broader map of Anglo-Spanish family members.

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Siting Translation: History, Post-Structuralism, and the by Tejaswini Niranjana

By Tejaswini Niranjana

The act of translation, Tejaswini Niranjana continues, is a political motion. Niranjana attracts on Benjamin, Derrida, and de guy to teach that translation has lengthy been a website for perpetuating the unequal energy kin between peoples, races, and languages. the conventional view of translation underwritten by way of Western philosophy helped colonialism to build the unique "other" as unchanging and out of doors heritage, and therefore more straightforward either to suitable and keep an eye on. students, directors, and missionaries in colonial India translated the colonized people's literature as a way to expand the limits of empire. studying translations of Indian texts from the eighteenth century to the current, Niranjana urges post-colonial peoples to reconceive translation as a domain for resistance and transformation.

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Narcomania: How Britain Got Hooked On Drugs by Max Daly

By Max Daly

This ebook is a well timed and gripping research of unlawful medicines within the united kingdom. jam-packed with attention-grabbing and stunning case experiences accumulated over 20 years of investigative reporting, it explodes a few of the myths and misconceptions approximately drug use, and makes a compelling case for a brand new method ahead. taking a look at the buyers, the clients, the police and the politicians, Narcomania charts how intake and markets have fragmented and altered over the past decade; follows the cash to bare the place Britain's licit and illicit economies overlap; explains the place all of the significant leisure medications comes from; and maps which medicines are renowned in numerous elements of the rustic. it's going to explode a few of the myths and misconceptions approximately drug use, and faucet into fraught debates approximately how politicians, mom and dad and police may still reply. within the wake of the net growth, globalisation and a decade of decadence, Britain sits at a crossroads within the legalisation-versus-intolerance debate. whereas different countries have succeeded with innovative experiments, inertia and self-contradiction outline British drug coverage to the detriment of everybody other than the legal underworld. Unsurprisingly, within the mild of this publication, our flesh pressers are harassed approximately what is going to please or displease the all-important heart category citizens. both unsurprisingly, even if, a lot fantasy and confusion surrounds the topic that readability has to be dropped at chaos if the knowledge of the gang is ever to surface...

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Geopolitics (Frontiers of Human Geography, 1) by John Agnew

By John Agnew

Geopolitics identifies and scrutinizes the valuable positive factors of geopolitics from the 16th century to the current. The e-book makes a speciality of 5 key suggestions of the trendy geopolitical mind's eye: visualizing the area as a complete; the definition of geographical components as "advanced" or "primitive"; the inspiration of the kingdom being the top type of political association; the pursuit of primacy through competing states; the need for hierarchy. The paintings addresses topical concerns resembling the re-integration of Hong Kong into China and the threatened break-up of states similar to Canada, Spain, Russia and the united kingdom. John Agnew additionally exhibits how questions of the association of energy mix with these of geographical definition and highlights the an important geopolitical "certainties" from as lately as ten years in the past that are now both long past or in query.

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Postcolonial Geographies (Writing Past Colonialism Series) by Alison Blunt, Cheryl McEwan

By Alison Blunt, Cheryl McEwan

Postcolonialism and geography are in detail associated during the spatiality of colonial discourse in addition to the cloth results of colonialism and decolonisation. Geographical principles approximately area, position, panorama, and site have helped to articulate diversified reviews of colonialism either long ago and current and the 'here' and 'there'. whilst, while spatial photos equivalent to mobility, margins and exile abound in postcolonial writings, extra fabric geographies have frequently been missed. This name offers a sustained geographical research of postcolonialism. Exploring and constructing the connections among postcolonialism and geography, the essays during this publication - ranging throughout Europe, Australia, Asia, Africa, and North the USA - examine the geographies of postcolonialism and chart the contours of a postcolonial geography. individuals comprise: Morag Bell, Claire Dwyer, Haydie Gooder, Jane M. Jacobs, M. Satish Kumar, Alan Lester, Mark McGuinness, Karen M. Morin, Richard Phillips, Marcus energy, Jenny Robinson, James D. Sidaway, and John Wylie.

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Geographical Diversions: Tibetan Trade, Global Transactions by Tina Harris

By Tina Harris

Operating on the intersections of cultural anthropology, human geography, and fabric tradition, Tina Harris explores the social and financial variations happening alongside one alternate path that winds its approach throughout China, Nepal, Tibet, and India.

How may we make connections among possible mundane everyday life and extra summary degrees of worldwide swap? Geographical Diversions makes a speciality of generations of investors who alternate items equivalent to sheep wool, pang gdan aprons, and extra lately, loved ones home equipment. Exploring how investors "make places," Harris examines the production of geographies of exchange that paintings opposed to country rules of what alternate routes should still appear like. She argues that the tensions among the obvious fixity of nationwide obstacles and the mobility of neighborhood contributors round such regulations are accurately how routes and histories of exchange are produced.

The fiscal upward push of China and India has got cognizance from the foreign media, however the results of significant new infrastructure on the intersecting borderlands of those nationstates―in areas like Tibet, northern India, and Nepal―have hardly ever been coated. Geographical Diversions demanding situations globalization theories in keeping with bounded conceptions of geographical regions and provides a smaller-scale standpoint that differs from many theories of macroscale fiscal swap.

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