Dams, Displacement and Development : Perspectives from Río by Nathan Einbinder

By Nathan Einbinder

Using the case of the Chixoy Hydroelectric Dam in Guatemala, developed among 1978 and 1983, this booklet examines the results of displacement at the former citizens of Río Negro, a group forcibly evicted and approximately eradicated by way of the army and paramilitary. utilizing open-ended interview discussions and tales, it specializes in this particular incident of displacement and violence and discusses the results 30 years later. Guatemala’s historical past is stricken by improvement tasks that ended in displacement, violence, and elevated marginalization of its indigenous and non-indigenous populations. so as to make means for improvement tasks equivalent to the construction of bananas, African palm, espresso and sugar cane; the extraction of metals comparable to gold and nickel; or, during this particular case, the development of a hydroelectric dam, the land-based, predominately Maya campesinos were systematically uprooted from the lands in their start and embarked on uncertainty.

The study findings offered, according to fieldwork performed from January to April 2009, recommend that most of survivors from the massacres that happened are nonetheless adversely plagued by the destruction in their households and livelihoods. whereas the situations referring to this occasion are precise, comparable struggles over land and human rights proceed into the current — and if guidelines stay unchanged, in either overseas improvement companies in addition to the Guatemalan executive, clashes of this nature simply elevate in time.

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The Appalachian Frontier: America's First Surge Westward by John Anthony Caruso

By John Anthony Caruso

John Anthony Caruso’s The Appalachian Frontier, first released in 1959, captures the drama and sweep of a state before everything of its westward enlargement. Bringing to existence the region’s historical past from its earliest seventeenth-century scouting events to the admission of Tennessee to the Union in 1796, Caruso describes the trade of principles, values, and cultural qualities that marked Appalachia as a distinct frontier.

Looking on the wealthy and mountainous land among the Ohio and Tennessee Rivers, The Appalachian Frontier follows the tale of the lengthy Hunters in Kentucky; the struggles of the Regulators in North Carolina; the founding of the Watauga, Transylvania, Franklin, and Cumberland settlements; the siege of Boonesboro; and the styles and demanding situations of frontier existence. whereas narrating the gripping tales of such figures as Daniel Boone, George Rogers Clark, and leader Logan, Caruso combines social, political, and financial historical past right into a accomplished evaluate of the early mountain South.

In his new advent, John C. Inscoe examines how this paintings exemplified the so-called consensus tuition of historical past that arose within the usa throughout the chilly struggle. Unabashedly celebratory in his research of yankee country development, Caruso exhibits how the advance of Appalachia healthy into the grander scheme of the evolution of the rustic. whereas there's a lot within the Appalachian Frontier that modern historians may regard as one-sided and romanticized, Inscoe issues out that “those folks immersed so deeply within the learn of the sector and its humans occasionally are likely to omit that the white cost of the mountain south within the eighteenth century used to be no longer purely the chronological beginning of the Appalachian event. As Caruso so vividly demonstrates, it's also represented a vital—even defining—stage within the American development around the continent.”

The writer: John Anthony Caruso used to be a professor of heritage at West Virginia collage. He died in 1997.

John C. Inscoe is professor of heritage on the college of Georgia. he's editor of Appalachians and Race: The Mountain South from Slavery to Segregation and writer of Mountain Masters: Slavery and the Sectional drawback in Western North Carolina.

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Bioregionalism by Michael Vincent McGinnis

By Michael Vincent McGinnis

Bioregionalism is the 1st ebook to provide an explanation for the theoretical and functional dimensions of bioregionalism from an interdisciplinary viewpoint, concentrating on where of bioregional id inside of international politics. major individuals from a large diversity of disciplines introduce this interesting new notion as a framework for considering indigenous peoples, neighborhood wisdom, globalization, technological know-how, international environmental concerns, sleek society, conservation, heritage, schooling and recovery. Bioregionalism's emphasis on position and group extensively adjustments the way in which we confront human and ecological matters.

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Negotiating Territoriality: Spatial Dialogues Between State by Allan Charles Dawson

By Allan Charles Dawson

This edited assortment disrupts dominant narratives approximately area, states, and borders, bringing comparative ethnographic and geographic scholarship in dialog with each other to light up the various ways that house turns into socialized through political, fiscal, and cognitive appropriation. Societies needs to, before everything, do greater than wrangle over possession and land rights — they need to live in area. but, traditionally the interactions among the state’s territorial vital with past types of panorama administration have opened up in quite a few methods, together with top-down imposition, resistance, and negotiation among neighborhood and exterior actors. those interactions have ended in hybrid different types of territoriality, and are usually fraught with essentially varied perceptions of panorama. This ebook foregrounds those reports and attracts consciousness to events during which diversified social buildings of area and territory coincide, collide, or overlap. each one ethnographic case during this quantity offers sorts of territoriality which are contingent upon contested histories, politics, panorama, the presence or absence of neighborhood heterogeneity and the involvement of a number of exterior actors with differing motivations — finally all leading to the potential of clash or collaboration and divergent implications for conceptions of group, autochthony and identification.

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Fieldwork in Tourism: Methods, Issues and Reflections by Michael C. Hall

By Michael C. Hall

The inherent mobility of visitors and consequent relative ephemerality of touch among the customer and the visited tourism phenomenon have particular features that problem the standard fieldwork practices of the social and actual sciences. Such stipulations create particular issues for the tourism researcher when it comes to their positionality, relationality, accessibility, ethics, reflexivity, and methodological appropriateness. Fieldwork in Tourism is the 1st booklet to target this super major factor of latest vacationer examine and offers fingers on ways to carrying out tourism fieldwork in quite a number settings, exploring the methodological concerns and delivering options to mitigate those. The booklet additionally discusses how fieldwork impacts researchers for my part and what occurs to box relationships. Divided into 5 sections, each one with an creation and a consultant to additional interpreting, the chapters conceal the context of fieldwork, learn relationships, politics and gear, the location of the researcher within the box, learn tools and tactics, together with digital fieldwork, and the relationships among being a vacationer and doing fieldwork. The concluding bankruptcy means that the hyperlink among tourism and fieldwork maybe deals larger insights into figuring out artistic fieldwork than could be imagined. This publication features a wealthy and various set of fieldwork reports, insights and reflections on accomplishing fieldwork in numerous settings, the issues that emerge, the ideas that have been built, and the realities of being ‘in the field’. Fieldwork in Tourism is an important advisor for Tourism better point scholars, lecturers and researchers embarking on examine during this box.

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Mobile Lives by Anthony Elliott, John Urry

By Anthony Elliott, John Urry

How should still we comprehend the private and social affects of complicated mobility platforms? Can life dependent round extensive go back and forth, delivery and tourism be maintained within the 21st century? What chance post-carbon lifestyles?

In this provocative examine of "life at the move", Anthony Elliott and John Urry discover how complicated mobility structures are reworking daily, traditional lives. The authors advance their arguments via an research of assorted sectors of cellular lives: networks, new electronic applied sciences, consumerism, the existence of ‘globals’, and intimate relationships at-a-distance. Elliott and Urry introduce various new innovations – miniaturized mobilities, have an effect on garage, community capital, meetingness, neighbourhood lives, transportable personhood, ambient position, globals – to seize the categorical ways that mobility platforms intersect with cellular lives.

This e-book represents a singular method in "post-carbon" social conception. will probably be crucial examining for complicated undergraduate scholars, postgraduates and lecturers in sociology, social concept, politics, geography, diplomacy, cultural stories, and economics and enterprise experiences.

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Cultural Geography in Practice by Alison Blunt, Pyrs Gruffudd, Jon May, Miles Ogborn, David

By Alison Blunt, Pyrs Gruffudd, Jon May, Miles Ogborn, David Pinder

Cultural Geography in perform presents an leading edge and available method of the assets, theories and techniques of cultural geography. Written through a global staff of sought after cultural geographers, all of whom are skilled researchers, this booklet is a completely illustrated consultant to methodological methods in cultural geography.In order to illustrate the perform of cultural geography every one bankruptcy combines the next features:*Practical guideline in utilizing one of many major equipment of cultural geography (e.g. interviewing, studying texts and visible photos, participatory methods)*An evaluate of a key zone of shock in cultural geography (e.g. the physique, nationwide id, empire, marginality)*A nuts and bolts description of the particular program of the theories and strategies inside a section of researchWith the addition of boxed definitions of key techniques and outlines of analysis initiatives through scholars who devised and undertook them, Cultural Geography in perform is a necessary guide of study perform for either undergraduate and graduate scholars in geography and comparable disciplines.

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India Since 1980 by Sumit Ganguly

By Sumit Ganguly

This e-book considers the amazing modifications that experience taken position in India in view that 1980, a interval that begun with the assassination of the ambitious leading Minister Indira Gandhi. Her loss of life, and that of her son Rajiv seven years later, marked the tip of the Nehru-Gandhi period. even though the rustic continues to be one of many few democracies within the constructing global, a few of the rules instigated by means of those previous regimes were swept away to make room for dramatic adjustments within the political, fiscal, and social panorama. Sumit Ganguly and Rahul Mukherji, top political scientists of South Asia, chart those advancements with specific connection with social and political mobilization, the increase of the BJP and its problem to Nehruvian secularism, and the alterations to overseas coverage that, together with its meteoric monetary improvement, have ensured India an important position at the international degree. The publication is meant for college students and someone attracted to knowing this varied, lively, and younger democracy. [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]

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Attitudes, Conflict, and Social Change by Bert T. King, Elliott Mcginnies

By Bert T. King, Elliott Mcginnies

Fritz Wittels (1880-1950) was once a pioneering Viennese psychoanalyst, the 1st biographer of Freud (1924), and intermittently pal and rival of Freud himself, of Wilhelm Stekel, and in their well-known satirical adversary, Karl Kraus. in the direction of the tip of his existence, whereas dwelling and working towards as an analyst within the usa, Wittels wrote a 200-page memoir of his youth and occupation in Vienna. The typescript memoirs, held within the data of the Abraham Brill Library, manhattan, are released the following, observed by way of various illustrations. Incomplete in areas, they've been edited, contextualized and brought through Edward Timms, whose explanatory notes contain the identity of the ''child woman'' of the identify. In his memoirs Wittels writes in regards to the erotic sub-culture of ''fin-de-siecle'' Vienna and approximately early controversies in the psychoanalytic society. His photo of the interplay among the 2 should still attraction not just to historians of psychoanalysis, yet to someone attracted to the Viennese cultural avant-garde. The erotic triangles within which Wittels, Kraus and Freud have been concerned are proven to have impinged without delay at the actions of the well-known society

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The Qur'an and the Aramaic Gospel Traditions by Emran El-Badawi

By Emran El-Badawi

This publication is a examine of comparable passages present in the Arabic Qur’ān and the Aramaic Gospels, i.e. the Gospels preserved within the Syriac and Christian Palestinian Aramaic dialects. It builds upon the paintings of conventional Muslim students, together with al-Biqā‘ī (d. ca. 808/1460) and al-Suyūṭī (d. 911/1505), who wrote books studying connections among the Qur’ān at the one hand, and Biblical passages and Aramaic terminology at the different, in addition to smooth western students, together with Sidney Griffith who argue that pre-Islamic Arabs accessed the Bible in Aramaic.

The Qur’ān and the Aramaic Gospel Traditions examines the heritage of spiritual routine within the heart East from 180-632 CE, explaining Islam as a reaction to the disunity of the Aramaic talking church buildings. It then compares the Arabic textual content of the Qur’ān and the Aramaic textual content of the Gospels below 4 major issues: the prophets; the clergy; the divine; and the apocalypse. one of the findings of this publication are that the articulator in addition to viewers of the Qur’ān have been monotheistic in beginning, most likely bilingual, culturally refined and conversant in the theological debates that raged among the Aramaic conversing church buildings.

Arguing that the Qur’ān’s teachings and ethics echo Jewish-Christian conservatism, this publication might be of curiosity to scholars and students of faith, historical past, and Literature.

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