Small Worlds, Global Lives

Author: Russell King,John Connell

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781855675483

Category: Social Science

Page: 324

View: 9385

Geologists, most from Australia and Britain but with some outliers from continental Europe and North America, focus on small islands, where the scarcity of people and resources make migration substantially important socially and economically. The topics include the Azores; historical, cultural, and literary perspectives on emigration from the minor islands of Ireland; Nevis and the post-war labor movement in Britain; islands and the migration experience in the fiction of Jamaica Kincaid; from dystopia to utopia on Norfolk Island; Tongans online; the changing contours of migrant Samoan kinship; and finding a retirement place in sunny Corfu.
Posted in Social Science

Geography of Small Islands

Outposts of Globalisation

Author: Beate M.W. Ratter

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319638696

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 7252

This book is dedicated to the study of the islands and their role in a globalised world. Beside Coastal or Oceanic/Marine Geography, there is little comprehensive material about the speciality of small island geography so far. This volume aims to bridge natural, social and cultural science perspectives. In Geography of Small Islands readers learn about the physical development of islands, their cultural and political importance, as well as their economic particularities. This book appeals to researchers, students and scholars with an interest in the special characteristics in spatialities of islands.
Posted in Science

Geography Of Islands

Author: Stephen A. Royle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113535877X

Category: Science

Page: 256

View: 4936

First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Posted in Science

Entrepreneurship in Small Island States and Territories

Author: Godfrey Baldacchino

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317654552

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

View: 4969

Entrepreneurship in Small Island States and Territories is the first publication to consider the ‘creative’ side of enterprise in small island states and territories. Rather than playing out as remote, vulnerable and dependent backwaters of neo-colonialism, the world’s small island states and territories (with resident populations of less than 1 million) show considerable resourcefulness in facing up to the very real challenges of their predicament. The creative endeavours of their residents, facilitated by adroit public policy, has created economic and investment opportunities that translate into some private sector employment and decent livelihoods for many. Their ingenuity, coupled with strategic investments and the support of the diaspora, has led to a suite of (sometimes unlikely) products and services: from citizenship and higher-level internet domain names, to place-branded foods and beverages; from electronic gaming to niche manufacturing. There is much more to small island survival than subsistence farming, aid, remittances and public sector workfare. Entrepreneurship in Small Island States and Territories helps to dispel this myth, showcasing an aspect of life in small island states and territories that is rarely documented or critically reviewed.
Posted in Business & Economics


Nature and Culture

Author: Stephen A. Royle

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1780234015

Category: Nature

Page: 224

View: 6420

From Charles Darwin’s enlightening voyage to the Galapagos Islands to moat-encased prisons incarcerating the world’s deadliest prisoners, islands have been sites of immense scientific, political, and creative importance. An inspiration for artists and writers, they can be lively centers of holiday revelry or remote, mysterious spots; places of escape or of exile and imprisonment. In this cultural and scientific history of these alluring, isolated territories, Stephen A. Royle describes the great variety of islands, their economies, and the animals, plants, and people who thrive on them. Royle shows that despite the view of some islands as earthly paradises, they are often beset by severe limitations in both resources and opportunities. Detailing the population loss many islands have faced in recent years, he considers how islanders have developed their homes into tourist destinations in order to combat economic instability. He also explores their exotic, otherworldly beauty and the ways they have provided both refuge and inspiration for artists, such as Paul Gauguin in Tahiti and George Orwell on the Scottish island of Jura. Filled with illustrations, Islands is a compelling and comprehensive survey of the geographical and cultural aspects of island life.
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Sound Tracks

Popular Music Identity and Place

Author: John Connell,Chris Gibson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134699123

Category: Science

Page: 336

View: 7498

Sound Tracks is the first comprehensive book on the new geography of popular music, examining the complex links between places, music and cultural identities. It provides an interdisciplinary perspective on local, national and global scenes, from the 'Mersey' and 'Icelandic' sounds to 'world music', and explores the diverse meanings of music in a range of regional contexts. In a world of intensified globalisation, links between space, music and identity are increasingly tenuous, yet places give credibility to music, not least in the 'country', and music is commonly linked to place, as a stake to originality, a claim to tradition and as a marketing device. This book develops new perspectives on these relationships and how they are situated within cultural and geographical thought.
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A World of Islands

An Island Studies Reader

Author: Godfrey Baldacchino

Publisher: Institute of Island Studies Press


Category: Island ecology

Page: 617

View: 3210

Posted in Island ecology

Material World

A Global Family Portrait

Author: Peter Menzel,Charles C. Mann

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780871564306

Category: Photography

Page: 255

View: 1475

Photographs show the homes and possessions of average families in thirty countries around the world and document each family's lifestyle
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Re-making Lives Abroad

Lifestyle Migration and Socio-environmental Change in Bocas Del Toro, Panama

Author: Ana K. Spalding

Publisher: N.A



Page: 370

View: 7827

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Music and Tourism

On the Road Again

Author: Chris Gibson,John Conell

Publisher: Channel View Publications

ISBN: 1873150938

Category: Travel

Page: 301

View: 1778

Music and Tourism is the first book to comprehensively examine the links between travel and music. It combines contemporary and historical analysis of the economic and social impact of music tourism, with discussions of the cultural politics of authenticity and identity. Music tourism evokes nostalgia and meaning, and celebrates both heritage and hedonism. It is a product of commercialisation that can create community, but that also often demands artistic compromise. Diverse case studies, from the USA and UK to Australia, Jamaica and Vanuatu, illustrate the global extent of music tourism, its contradictions and pleasures.
Posted in Travel

Festival Places

Revitalising Rural Australia

Author: Chris Gibson,John Connell

Publisher: Channel View Publications

ISBN: 9781845412098

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 328

View: 4343

Festivals have burgeoned in rural areas, revitalising old traditions and inventing new reasons to celebrate. How do festivals contribute to tourism, community and a rural sense of belonging? What are their cultural, environmental and economic dimensions? This book answers such questions - featuring contributions from leading geographers, historians, anthropologists, tourism scholars and cultural researchers. It draws on a range of case studies: from the rustic charm of agricultural shows and family circuses to the effervescent festival of Elvis Presley impersonators in Parkes; from wildflower collecting to the cosmopolitan beats of ChillOut, Australia’s largest non-metropolitan gay and lesbian festival. Festivals as diverse as youth surfing carnivals, country music musters, Aboriginal gatherings in the remote Australian outback, Scottish highland gatherings and German Christmas celebrations are united in their emphasis on community, conviviality and fun.
Posted in Business & Economics

Sunset lives

British retirement migration to the Mediterranean

Author: Russell King,A. M. Warnes,Tony Warnes,Allan M. Williams

Publisher: Berg Publishers

ISBN: 9781859733578

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 235

View: 6208

An analysis of the phenomenon of international retirement migration, this traces the story of the migrants from their old to their new homes, and examines the conceptual and policy contexts of this relatively new form of transnational mobility.
Posted in Business & Economics

Remote control

governance lessons for and from small, insular, and remote regions

Author: Godfrey Baldacchino,Larry Felt,Robert Marshall Greenwood

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781894725088

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 318

View: 3669

Posted in Business & Economics

Ties to the homeland

second generation transnationalism

Author: Helen Lee

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing


Category: Social Science

Page: 199

View: 2295

Ties to the Homeland examines the connections maintained across national borders by the children of migrants, the "second generation." In the context of globalisation and increasing population mobility, migrants' transnational ties have become an important topic of research, yet until recently we have heard little about the reproduction of such ties in the second generation. The transnational engagements of migrants' children are crucial for understanding future trends in the global movement of people, money, goods and ideas, and they also can have a significant impact on issues of cultural identity and "belonging" for these children, who grow up outside their parents' homelands but may have dual or even multiple notions of "home." The detailed case studies in Tie to the Homeland explore the diverse transnational practices and attitudes of members of the second generation and reveal significant intergenerational differences that bring into question some of the key assumptions underlying existing work on transnationalism. The case studies focus on the children of migrants originating in regions such as Europe, the Middle East and the South Pacific, and they bring an Australian perspective to a field that has been dominated by a European and North American focus.
Posted in Social Science

Widening worlds, shrinking worlds?

the reshaping of Oceania

Author: R. Gerard Ward,Centre for the Contemporary Pacific

Publisher: Australian National University


Category: History

Page: 38

View: 9695

Posted in History

Nexus: Small Worlds and the Groundbreaking Theory of Networks

Author: Mark Buchanan

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393076080

Category: Science

Page: 240

View: 7103

As Chaos explained the science of disorder, Nexus reveals the new science of connection and the odd logic of six degrees of separation. "If you ever wanted to know how many links connect you and the Pope, or why when the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank sneezes the global economy catches cold, read this book," writes John L. Casti (Santa Fe Institute). This "cogent and engaging" (Nature) work presents the fundamental principles of the emerging field of "small-worlds" theory—the idea that a hidden pattern is the key to how networks interact and exchange information, whether that network is the information highway or the firing of neurons in the brain. Mathematicians, physicists, computer scientists, and social scientists are working to decipher this complex organizational system, for it may yield a blueprint of dynamic interactions within our physical as well as social worlds. Highlighting groundbreaking research behind network theory, "Mark Buchanan's graceful, lucid, nontechnical and entertaining prose" (Mark Granovetter) documents the mounting support among various disciplines for the small-worlds idea and demonstrates its practical applications to diverse problems—from the volatile global economy or the Human Genome Project to the spread of infectious disease or ecological damage. Nexus is an exciting introduction to the hidden geometry that weaves our lives so inextricably together.
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Globalization and Culture Change in the Pacific Islands

Author: Victoria S. Lockwood

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780130421739

Category: Social Science

Page: 493

View: 4470

Offering insight into the major changes that are taking place in the context of increasing globalization in Pacific Island societies, the authors seek to “ground” globalization in concrete real life cases of communities that are dealing with specific processes of globalization and formulating their own responses in their own cultural terms.The case studies presented reflect the many different cultural contexts of island societies as they deal with: global politics, nation states, and ethnic conflict; global economic integration and transnationalism; evolving identities and cultural representations; changes in patterns of social and community relations; and increasing integration into global religions.For anyone interested in the effects of globalization on the peoples and cultures of the Pacific.
Posted in Social Science

The Experience of Return Migration

Caribbean Perspectives

Author: Robert B. Potter,Dennis Conway,Joan Phillips

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Company


Category: History

Page: 293

View: 4385

This volume brings together a range of case studies into the phenomenon of return migration to the Caribbean, focusing on topics such as the socio-cultural adjustments faced by transnational migrants, the extent to which they are 'othered', and the gendered character of their experiences on return.
Posted in History