The Blackwell City Reader

Author: Gary Bridge,Sophie Watson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405189835

Category: Architecture

Page: 451

View: 5854

Updated to reflect the most current thinking on urban studies, this new edition of "The Blackwell City Reader" brings together a wide range of essential readings relating to the analysis and experience of cities across the globe. Selections are carefully gathered from a variety of academic disciplines ranging from architecture, sociology, and literature to cultural studies, philosophy, and even psychoanalysis to provide the most diverse perspectives and in-depth coverage of the field. The new edition incorporates major developments in the study of materialities and mobilities, two areas at the heart of many contemporary debates; it also features enhanced coverage on non-Western cities that reflect recent growth trends, especially in Asia, China, and India, making it the most international reader of its kind. "The Blackwell City Reader, Second Edition" combines established and novel readings from a wide range of theoretical perspectives and geographical locales to provide an indispensable source for the most up-to-date thinking on cities of today and tomorrow.
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Reading Economic Geography

Author: Trevor J. Barnes,Jamie Peck,Eric Sheppard,Adam Tickell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470754745

Category: Science

Page: 496

View: 5717

This reader introduces students to examples of the most important research in the field of economic geography. Brings together the most important research contributions to economic geography. Editorial commentary makes the material accessible for students. The editors are highly respected in their field.
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The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Economic Geography

Author: Trevor J. Barnes,Jamie Peck,Eric Sheppard

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444362372

Category: Science

Page: 704

View: 466

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Economic Geography presents students and researchers with a comprehensive overview of the field, put together by a prestigious editorial team, with contributions from an international cast of prominent scholars. Offers a fully revised, expanded, and up-to-date overview, following the successful and highly regarded Companion to Economic Geography published by Blackwell a decade earlier, providing a comprehensive assessment of the field Takes a prospective as well as retrospective look at the field, reviewing recent developments, recurrent challenges, and emerging agendas Incorporates diverse perspectives (in terms of specialty, demography and geography) of up and coming scholars, going beyond a focus on Anglo-American research Encourages authors and researchers to engage with and contextualize their situated perspectives Explores areas of overlap, dialogues, and (potential) engagement between economic geography and cognate disciplines
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A Companion to Social Geography

Author: Vincent J. Del Casino, Jr.,Mary Thomas,Paul Cloke,Ruth Panelli

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444395203

Category: Social Science

Page: 568

View: 2098

This volume traces the complexity of social geography in both its historical and present contexts, whilst challenging readers to reflect critically on the tensions that run through social geographic thought. Organized to provide a new set of conceptual lenses through which social geographies can be discussed Presents an original intervention into the debates about social geography Highlights the importance of social geography within the broader field of geography
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Contested Spaces in Contemporary North American Novels

Reading for Space

Author: Şemsettin Tabur

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527516946

Category: Fiction

Page: 254

View: 7050

This volume investigates the ways in which Toni Morrison’s A Mercy, Dionne Brand’s In Another Place, Not Here, Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake, and Carolyn See’s There Will Never Be Another You engage with the physical, ideological, and socially constructed “real-and-imagined” spaces of colonialism, justice, diaspora, and risk. Building on a range of theoretical approaches to the production of space, this study argues for the significance of literature as a cartographic practice charting the intricacies of the socio-spatiality of human life. Through rigorous readings, this book examines each novel as a critical map that both represents and explores contested spaces and alternative spatial negotiations. These spatially oriented literary analyses contribute to recent conceptualizations of space as socially and relationally produced, open, dynamic, and contested, and enrich the existing scholarship on the novels discussed here.
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Digital Cities: The Interdisciplinary Future of the Urban Geo-Humanities

Author: Benjamin Fraser

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137524553

Category: Social Science

Page: 98

View: 8854

This book highlights an interdisciplinary terrain where the humanities and social sciences combine with digital methods. It argues that while disciplinary frictions still condition the potential of digital projects, the nature of the urban phenomenon pushes us toward an interdisciplinary and digital future where the primacy of cities is assured.
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Toward an Urban Cultural Studies

Henri Lefebvre and the Humanities

Author: Benjamin Fraser

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137498560

Category: Social Science

Page: 277

View: 6682

Toward an Urban Cultural Studies is a call for a new interdisciplinary area of research and teaching. Blending Urban Studies and Cultural Studies, this book grounds readers in the extensive theory of the prolific French philosopher Henri Lefebvre.
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The Dictionary of Human Geography

Author: Derek Gregory,Ron Johnston,Geraldine Pratt,Michael Watts,Sarah Whatmore

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444359959

Category: Social Science

Page: 1072

View: 4829

With clear, critical, and constructive surveys of key terms by leading researchers in the field, The Dictionary of Human Geography, fifth edition, remains the definitive guide to the concepts and debates in human geography. Comprehensively revised new edition of a highly successful text with over 300 key terms appearing for the first time Situates Human Geography within the humanities, social sciences and sciences as a whole Written by leading experts in the field Major entries not only describe the development of concepts, contributions and debates in Human Geography but also advance them Features a new consolidated bibliography along with a detailed index and systematic cross-referencing of headwords
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Die Geographie des Zorns

Author: Arjun Appadurai

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518125410

Category: Culture conflict

Page: 158

View: 2404

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A Dictionary of Human Geography

Author: Noel Castree,Alisdair Rogers,Rob Kitchin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199599866

Category: Reference

Page: 581

View: 4126

This new dictionary provides over 2,000 clear and concise entries on human geography, covering basic terms and concepts as well as biographies, organisations, and major periods and schools. Authoritative and accessible, this is a must-have for every student of human geography, as well as for professionals and interested members of the public.
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Justice, Nature and the Geography of Difference

Author: David Harvey

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781557866813

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

View: 5900

This book engages with the politics of social and environmental justice, and seeks new ways to think about the future of urbanization in the twenty-first century. It establishes foundational concepts for understanding how space, time, place and nature - the material frames of daily life - are constituted and represented through social practices, not as separate elements but in relation to each other. It describes how geographical differences are produced, and shows how they then become fundamental to the exploration of political, economic and ecological alternatives to contemporary life. The book is divided into four parts. Part I describes the problematic nature of action and analysis at different scales of time and space, and introduces the reader to the modes of dialectical thinking and discourse which are used throughout the remainder of the work. Part II examines how "nature" and "environment" have been understood and valued in relation to processes of social change and seeks, from this basis, to make sense of contemporary environmental issues. Part III, is a wide-ranging discussion of history, geography and culture, explores the meaning of the social "production" of space and time, and clarifies problems related to "otherness" and "difference". The final part of the book deploys the foundational arguments the author has established to consider contemporary problems of social justice that have resulted from recent changes in geographical divisions of labor, in the environment, and in the pace and quality of urbanization. Justice, Nature and the Geography of Difference speaks to a wide readership of students of social, cultural and spatial theory and of the dynamics of contemporary life. It is a convincing demonstration that it is both possible and necessary to value difference and to seek a just social order.
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Subject Guide to Books in Print

An Index to the Publishers' Trade List Annual

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Wirtschaften mit Migrationshintergrund

zur soziokulturellen Bedeutung "ethnischer" Ökonomien in urbanen Räumen

Author: Maria Dabringer,Alexander Trupp

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783706552240

Category: Emigration and immigration

Page: 141

View: 8451

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The economic geography reader

producing and consuming global capitalism

Author: J. R. Bryson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 481

View: 8826

Provides students as well as lecturers with an international Reader focusing on the evolving economic geography of the advanced capitalist economies of Europe, North America, and the Pacific Rim within the framework of economic globalisation. It gives readers an easily accessible collection of some of the most important papers published in this dynamic discipline. The book spans the economic geographies of globalisation, new spaces of production and consumption, new landscapes of work and the restucturing of welfare, and includes a specially written introductory chapter, section overviews, and suggested further reading. An important statement on economic geography today, this book provides an indispensable resource for undergraduates in economic geography, regional economics and other related social sciences.
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A Companion to Border Studies

Author: Thomas M. Wilson,Hastings Donnan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405198931

Category: Social Science

Page: 636

View: 3952

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The Urban Order

An Introduction to Urban Geography

Author: John Rennie Short

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781557863614

Category: Social Science

Page: 516

View: 8472

Traditional models, radical interpretations and post-modern concerns are synthesized in this accessible and evocative account of the central issues of contemporary urbanism and city life.
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Ein Reader

Author: Ludwig Wittgenstein

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783150094709

Category: Philosophy

Page: 391

View: 2048

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Scale and Geographic Inquiry

Nature, Society, and Method

Author: Eric Sheppard,Robert B. McMaster

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470999152

Category: Science

Page: 288

View: 6835

This book is the first contemporary book to compare and integrate the various ways geographers think about and use scale across the spectrum of the discipline and includes state-of-the-art contributions by authoritative human geographers, physical geographers and GIS specialists. Provides a state of the art survey of how geographers think about scale. Brings together recent interest in scale in human and physical geography, as well as geographic information science Places competing concepts of scale side by side in order to compare them. The introduction and conclusion, by the editors, explores the common ground.
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Das Bild der Stadt

Author: Kevin Lynch

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 3035602166

Category: Architecture

Page: 215

View: 7554

Wie orientieren wir uns in einer Stadt? Woher rühren unsere ganz fest umrissenen visuellen Vorstellungen? Um diese Fragen beantworten zu können, studierte Kevin Lynch die Erfahrungen von Menschen und zeigt damit, wie man das Bild der Stadt wieder lebendiger und einprägsamer machen könnte.
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