Political Ecology: A Critical Introduction, 2nd Edition by Paul Robbins

By Paul Robbins

This totally up to date re-creation introduces the center techniques, crucial thinkers, and significant works of the burgeoning box of political ecology.

  • Explores the major arguments and modern explanatory demanding situations dealing with the sub-discipline
  • Provides the 1st complete heritage of the advance of political ecology during the last century and its theoretical underpinnings
  • Considers the most important demanding situations dealing with the sector now and for the future
  • Study bins introduce key figures within the improvement of the self-discipline and summarize their most vital works
  • Fully up-to-date to incorporate contemporary occasions, similar to the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill, in addition to either city and rural examples, from the constructed and underdeveloped world

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The Ecology of Others by Philippe Descola, Geneviève Godbout, Benjamin P. Luley

By Philippe Descola, Geneviève Godbout, Benjamin P. Luley

Because the finish of the 19th century, the department among nature and tradition has been primary to Western idea. during this groundbreaking paintings, popular anthropologist Philippe Descola seeks to collapse this divide, arguing for a departure from the anthropocentric version and its inflexible dualistic notion of nature and tradition as designated phenomena. In its stead, Descola proposes an intensive new worldview, within which beings and items, human and nonhuman, are understood throughout the complicated relationships that they own with one another.

The Ecology of Others provides a compelling problem to anthropologists, ecologists, and environmental reviews students to reconsider the best way we conceive of people, gadgets, and the surroundings. Thought-provoking and engagingly written, it is going to be required analyzing for all these attracted to relocating past the relocating past the confines of this interesting debate.

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Drug War Zone: Frontline Dispatches from the Streets of El by Howard Campbell

By Howard Campbell

Millions of individuals die in drug-related deaths each year in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, adjoining to El Paso, Texas. Juarez has develop into the main violent urban within the Mexican drug battle. a lot of the cocaine, marijuana, and methamphetamine ate up within the usa is imported around the Mexican border, making El Paso/Juarez one of many significant drug-trafficking venues on this planet. during this anthropological learn of drug trafficking and anti-drug legislation enforcement efforts at the U.S.-Mexico border, Howard Campbell makes use of an ethnographic viewpoint to chronicle the new Mexican drug conflict, focusing specifically on humans and occasions within the El Paso/Juarez region. it's the first social technological know-how examine of the violent drug struggle that's tearing Mexico aside. in response to deep entry to the drug-smuggling global, this learn offers the drug struggle in the course of the eyes and lives of direct individuals. half the publication contains oral histories from drug traffickers, and the opposite part from cops. there's a lot journalistic assurance of the drug warfare, yet very seldom are the lived reviews of traffickers and 'narcs' offered in such shiny aspect. as well as supplying an up-close, own view of the drug-trafficking global, Campbell explains and analyzes the functioning of drug cartels, the corruption that enables drug trafficking, the concepts of smugglers and anti-narcotics officers, and the perilous tradition of drug trafficking that Campbell refers to because the 'Drug struggle Zone'.

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The Europeans, Second Edition: A Geography of People, by Robert C. Ostergren, Mathias Le Bossé

By Robert C. Ostergren, Mathias Le Bossé

 This major textual content bargains a entire, richly nuanced, and authoritative advent to eu geography. insurance encompasses the complete area: its actual atmosphere and surroundings, inhabitants and migration, languages and religions, and political association. specific awareness is given to old and modern good points of the various city environments within which such a lot Europeans dwell, paintings, and play. Combining shiny description, crucial info, and cogent research, the textual content is illustrated with greater than two hundred photos and sixty four maps. New to This Edition*Fully up-to-date to mirror ongoing adjustments during this dynamic region.*Expanded assurance of well timed issues similar to emissions and effort coverage, getting older of the inhabitants, migration, religiosity and secularization, ethnonationalism, overall healthiness care, pop culture, and the way forward for the eu Union.*Engaging vignettes in each bankruptcy on eu areas, cultural matters, and day-by-day life.*Over forty five new pictures and maps.  (20050701)

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The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Geography by Dydia DeLyser, Steve Herbert, Stuart Aitken, Mike A Crang,

By Dydia DeLyser, Steve Herbert, Stuart Aitken, Mike A Crang, Stuart C Aitken, Linda McDowell

The method of studying qualitative learn has altered dramatically and this guide explores the expansion, switch, and complexity in the subject and appears again over its historical past to evaluate the present cutting-edge, and point out attainable destiny instructions. relocating past textbook rehearsals of ordinary matters, the publication examines key methodological debates and conflicts, drawing close them in a serious, discursive demeanour.

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High Places: Cultural Geographies of Mountains, Ice and by Denis Cosgrove, Veronica della Dora

By Denis Cosgrove, Veronica della Dora

Excessive places--be they mountain peaks or the gigantic expanses of the polar latitudes--have continuously captured the human mind's eye. Inaccessible, severe, they're quite often invested with awe and reverence, as areas of actual problem, extreme event. more and more, also they are handled as precise destinations for technology. excessive locations explores the attention-grabbing geographies of those precise environments, revealing how senses are challenged, objectivities uncovered, cultural assumptions laid naked. even if jogging the summit of Pico de Orizaba, the fourth optimum volcano within the northern hemisphere; recounting the story of the yankee explorer Charles Wilkes, charged with "immoral mapping" in Antarctica; or exploring the 200,000 12 months previous Greenland ice center; the foreign individuals exhibit the richness and value of those special locations.  Embracing Europe, Asia, North and crucial the USA, Antarctica and the Arctic, excessive locations will curiosity geographers, historians of technology, and people drawn to polar/mountain reports, panorama, tradition and atmosphere.

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The Ends of the Earth: Perspectives on Modern Environmental by Donald Worster

By Donald Worster

On the grounds that 1492, while Columbus "discovered" the US, the area has been relocating towards an more and more built-in worldwide financial system, greater inhabitants degrees and for this reason higher source calls for, and an more and more precarious kingdom of the biosphere. those advancements play an enormous half in either sleek background and in everyday life. knowing their interrelationships and improvement is essential to the way forward for humanity and of the Earth, and is the unifying topic of this selection of readings.

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Global Politics of Regionalism by Mary Farrell, Bjorn Hettne, Luk Van Langenhove

By Mary Farrell, Bjorn Hettne, Luk Van Langenhove

This ebook explores the phenomenon of regionalism. In a seeming contradiction to globalization, there's a starting to be tendency for international locations to go into into neighborhood preparations as a reaction to the pressures of working in an international market. yet regionalism can be rising as a phenomenon in its personal correct, serving special reasons and taking diversified varieties in several parts. The participants discover how those styles effect on wider concerns comparable to international governance, democracy and exchange. The publication experiences the foremost theoretical ways to local cooperation together with views from diplomacy, political economic system, economics and sociology. it truly is divided into 3 major sections: theoretical techniques to regionalism; problems with neighborhood cooperation (such as protection, financial concerns, id and integration); and an exploration of particular case reviews together with the center East, Africa, the Americas, China, Europe, Asia and the Pacific.With a global diversity of participants, together with Bjorn Hettne, Louise Fawcett and Andrew Hurrell, this in-depth and multi-disciplinary advisor can be of curiosity to scholars around the social sciences and to the broader coverage neighborhood.

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Reconstructing Quaternary Environments by J. John Lowe, Michael J.C Walker

By J. John Lowe, Michael J.C Walker

This 3rd version of Reconstructing Quaternary Environments has been thoroughly revised and up-to-date to supply a brand new account of the historical past and scale of environmental adjustments throughout the Quaternary. The facts is very different starting from landforms and sediments to fossil assemblages and geochemical information, and contains new info from terrestrial, marine and ice-core documents. courting tools are defined and evaluated, whereas the rules and practices of Quaternary stratigraphy also are mentioned. the amount concludes with a brand new bankruptcy which considers a number of the key questions on the character, factors and outcomes of worldwide climatic and environmental swap over quite a number temporal scales. This synthesis builds at the tools and ways defined prior within the booklet to teach how a couple of interesting principles that experience emerged during the last twenty years are delivering new insights into the operation of the worldwide earth-ocean-atmosphere procedure, and at the moment are principal to many components of up to date Quaternary research.

This entire and dynamic textbook is richly illustrated all through with full-colour figures and images. The ebook should be of curiosity to undergraduates, postgraduates and execs in Earth technology, Environmental technology, actual Geography, Geology, Botany, Zoology, Ecology, Archaeology and Anthropology

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Time Use Research in the Social Sciences (Perspectives in by Wendy E. Pentland, M. Powell Lawton, Andrew S. Harvey, Mary

By Wendy E. Pentland, M. Powell Lawton, Andrew S. Harvey, Mary Ann McColl

This assortment demonstrates the use and diversity of functions of time use technique from multidisciplinary, multinational, and multicultural views. A wonderful roster of participants from such fields as psychology, occupational remedy, sociology, economics, and structure examines the advanced dating among human time usage and well-being and healthiness and evaluates the way forward for time use research as a study device within the social sciences.

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