Small Worlds, Global Lives

Author: Russell King,John Connell

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781855675483

Category: Social Science

Page: 324

View: 1090

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: 9750

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

Cyberidentities at War

Der Molukkenkonflikt im Internet

Author: Birgit Bräuchler

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839402875

Category: Social Science

Page: 402

View: 8583

Konfliktakteure setzen weltweit das Internet in zunehmendem Maße strategisch ein. Lokal ausgetragene Konflikte erhalten so eine neue Dimension: Die veränderte Medialisierung führt zu ihrer Ausdehnung in den globalen Cyberspace. Auf der Grundlage ethnographischer Forschungen zu den Online-Aktivitäten christlicher wie muslimischer Akteure im Molukkenkonflikt (1999-2002) untersucht die Studie Prozesse der Identitätskonstruktion und Gemeinschaftsbildung im Internet. Die Autorin leistet damit einen innovativen Beitrag zur Konflikt- und Internetforschung und ebnet methodisch den Weg für eine neue Cyberethnologie.
Posted in Social Science

Geography Of Islands

Author: Stephen A. Royle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113535877X

Category: Science

Page: 256

View: 6224

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

Education in Small States

Global Imperatives, Regional Initiatives and Local Dilemmas

Author: Peter Mayo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317987993

Category: Education

Page: 154

View: 4036

This book focuses on education in small states. It examines the strengths and weaknesses of different aspects of educational provision in political jurisdictions having a very small population – populations which encounter specific challenges, threats and opportunities. This book presents a balance in regional representation – covering the South Pacific, the Caribbean, Africa, Europe and the Mediterranean. The contributions pay particular attention to basic education, higher education, entrepreneurship training, post-primary education and the impact of globalization on educational restructuring and aid delivery in specific small state regions. This book was published as a special issue of the Comparative Education.
Posted in Education

A World of Islands

An Island Studies Reader

Author: Godfrey Baldacchino

Publisher: Institute of Island Studies Press


Category: Island ecology

Page: 617

View: 3526

Posted in Island ecology


Nature and Culture

Author: Stephen A. Royle

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1780234015

Category: Nature

Page: 224

View: 9579

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.
Posted in Nature

Sound Tracks

Popular Music Identity and Place

Author: John Connell,Chris Gibson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134699123

Category: Science

Page: 336

View: 9209

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.
Posted in Science

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: 5116

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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: 3195

Posted in Business & Economics

Small World, Big Market

Global Business

Author: Budd Hebert

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739187236

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 196

View: 6205

Small World, Big Market: Global Business provides geographical and historical context to international business at a macro scale. The book closes with a brief examination of principles that can be used in conducting business across multiple cultures, and highlights the importance of personal character in conducting business./span
Posted in Business & Economics

Music and Tourism

On the Road Again

Author: Chris Gibson,John Conell

Publisher: Channel View Publications

ISBN: 1873150938

Category: Travel

Page: 301

View: 4719

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


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 3335

Posted in American literature

Ties to the homeland

second generation transnationalism

Author: Helen Lee

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing


Category: Social Science

Page: 199

View: 9462

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

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: 3970

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

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: 8472

Posted in History

The Experience of Return Migration

Caribbean Perspectives

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

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Company


Category: History

Page: 293

View: 2910

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

Return Migration

Journey of Hope Or Despair?

Author: International Organization for Migration

Publisher: United Nations Publications


Category: Social Science

Page: 236

View: 410

Includes statistics.
Posted in Social Science