By Brian King
Human future health exists on the interface of setting and society. many years of labor through researchers, practitioners, and policy-makers has proven that overall healthiness is formed via a myriad of things, together with the biophysical atmosphere, weather, political economic system, gender, social networks, tradition, and infrastructure. but whereas there's rising curiosity in the normal and social sciences at the social and ecological dimensions of human sickness and health and wellbeing, there were few stories that handle them in an built-in demeanour.
Ecologies and Politics of Health brings jointly contributions from the average and social sciences to envision 3 key issues: the ecological dimensions of overall healthiness and vulnerability, the socio-political dimensions of human overall healthiness, and the intersections among the ecological and social dimensions of health. The 13 case research chapters jointly current effects from Africa, Asia, Latin the US, the U.S., Australia, and worldwide towns. part one interrogates the application of numerous theoretical frameworks and conventions for knowing future health inside of complicated social and ecological platforms. Section two concentrates upon empirically grounded and quantitative paintings that jointly redefines overall healthiness in a extra expansive method that extends past the absence of sickness. Section three examines the function of the country and administration interventions via traditionally wealthy ways centering on either sickness- and non-disease-related examples from Latin the United States, japanese Africa, and the us. ultimately, Section four highlights how overall healthiness vulnerabilities are differentially developed with concomitant affects for affliction administration and coverage interventions.
This well timed quantity advances wisdom on health-environment interactions, ailment vulnerabilities, international improvement, and political ecology. It bargains theoretical and methodological contributions with the intention to be a precious source for researchers and practitioners in geography, public healthiness, biology, anthropology, sociology, and ecology.
By James S. Duncan, John A. Agnew
This quantity offers an updated, authoritative synthesis of the self-discipline of human geography. remarkable in scope, the significant other bargains an crucial assessment to the sphere, representing either ancient and modern perspectives.
* Edited and written via the world's major professionals within the discipline
* Divided into 3 significant sections: Foundations (the background of human geography from old Greece to the past due 19th century); The Classics (the roots of contemporary human geography); modern techniques (current concerns and subject matters in human geography)
* every one modern factor is tested by means of members supplying specific views at the comparable topic
By Eve Tuck, Marcia McKenzie
Bridging environmental and Indigenous stories and drawing on serious geography, spatial conception, new materialist idea, and decolonizing idea, this dynamic quantity examines the occasionally ignored value of position in social technology learn. There are frequently vital divergences or even competing logics at paintings in those parts of analysis, a few which can certainly be incommensurable. This quantity explores how researchers world wide are coming to phrases - either theoretically and essentially - with position within the context of settler colonialism, globalization, and environmental degradation. Tuck and McKenzie define a trajectory of "critical position inquiry" that not just furthers empirical wisdom, yet ethically imagines new percentages for collaboration and action.
Critical position inquiry can contain more than a few learn methodologies; this quantity argues that what concerns is how the selected technique engages conceptually with position with a view to mobilize tools that allow facts assortment and analyses that deal with position explicitly and politically. in contrast to different ways that try to superficially tag on Indigenous matters, decolonizing conceptualizations of land and position and Indigenous equipment are vital, now not peripheral, to practices of severe position inquiry.
By Eric Faucompret, Jozef Konings
Is Turkey to be able to meet the commercial Copenhagen standards?
The growth procedure that the ecu Union confronted the decade stirred the controversy back in regards to the position Turkey has to play and even if Turkey can be a part of the eu Union. whereas the growth with the crucial and East eu international locations of the previous Soviet Union was once a logical procedure, given the robust alternate relationships and the political and ancient context of those international locations, the aptitude expansion with Turkey is way extra complicated and controversial.
The major innovation of the current examine is that it unravels the complexity of the Turkish case through forthcoming the matter from assorted angles in a entire approach. specifically, by way of tuning in at the historical, political and monetary procedures, new insights are received concerning the feasibility of Turkish accession to the ecu. by way of combining classes from the present literature, using new facts and the research of the political monetary techniques, a brand new standpoint at the expansion query – with the major Copenhagen standards used as a nook stone - is offered.
By Keith Hoggart, Loretta Lees, Anna Davies
"Researching Human Geography" is a vital new textual content for any geography scholar approximately to embark on a study undertaking. An knowing of ways varied theories of data have encouraged examine methodologies is important in making plans and designing potent study; this ebook makes this hyperlink transparent and explores how numerous philosophical positions, from positivism to post-structuralism, became linked to specific methodologies. The booklet supplies an summary of a variety of equipment and knowledge assortment, either quantitative and qualitative, and explores their strengths and weaknesses for other kinds of analysis. "Researching Human Geography" additionally appears to be like on the quite a few options to be had for the research of knowledge, that is awarded as an essential and ongoing a part of the learn procedure. truly written, with broad use of examples from prior study to teach 'methodology in action', this new textual content is a useful addition to either the speculation and approach to learn in human geography.
By James H. S. McGregor
This dating successfully got here to an result in the past due eighteenth century, whilst “nature” was once gradually equated with the untamed panorama without human intervention. within the early a part of the century, the human international, the rural realm, and the province of uncultivated nature have been one non-stop box with out inner limitations. by means of century’s finish, besides the fact that, key writers had created a pointy divide inside this continuum and separated the rural international from the area of nature. This abrupt and dramatic swap of sensibility upended ecological figuring out and had huge, immense consequences—consequences with which we're nonetheless struggling.
In Back to the Garden, James H. S. McGregor argues that the environmental concern the area faces at the present time is due to the Western society’s abandonment of the “First Nature” principle—of the harmonious interrelationship of human groups and the flora and fauna. This crucial paintings bargains a brand new knowing of environmental responsibility whereas presenting that recuperating the unique imaginative and prescient of ourselves, no longer as antagonists of nature yet as cultivators of a organic global to which we innately belong, is feasible via confirmed strategies of the earlier. a lot has been misplaced, the panorama has been degraded, and standard wisdom has died away. yet there's nonetheless a lot that may be recovered, studied, and reimagined.
By Mark F. Gilbert
This obtainable textual content offers a concise political background of eu integration from the tip of worldwide warfare II to the current. The _European Project_ increases interesting and significant questions: How did Europe's states conquer their conventional rivalries and quarrels to construct supranational associations? What have been the industrial and geopolitical forces that drove them? Which person statesmen contributed so much to defining the eu venture? What are the problems that faced the european within the final decade and what difficulties will the european face as its leaders think about much more complex different types of political integration? most of these questions are addressed by way of this attractive textual content, which bargains a transparent and readable account of the complicated old strategy through which Europe's exact polity has been outfitted.
By Shen, Qingsong
This quantity offers either a ancient and a scientific exam of the philosophy of classical Confucianism. taking into consideration newly unearthed fabrics and the newest scholarship, it good points contributions by way of specialists within the box, starting from senior students to striking early profession scholars.
The e-book first offers the old improvement of classical Confucianism, detailing its improvement amidst a fading old political theology and a emerging wave of artistic humanism. It examines the advance of the philosophical rules of Confucius in addition to his disciples and his grandson Zisi, the Zisi-Mencius institution, Mencius, and Xunzi. including this old improvement, the ebook analyzes and significantly assesses the philosophy within the Confucian Classics and different significant works of those philosophers.
The moment half systematically examines such philosophical concerns as feeling and emotion, the cultured appreciation of track, knowledge in poetry, ethical psychology, advantage ethics, political recommendations, the relation with the last word fact, and the concept that of concord in Confucianism.
The Philosophy of Classical Confucianism offers an remarkable exam to the philosophers, simple texts and philosophical innovations and concepts of Classical Confucianism in addition to the lately unearthed bamboo slips regarding Classical Confucianism. it's going to end up itself a important connection with undergraduate and postgraduate college scholars and academics in philosophy, chinese language heritage, background, chinese and Culture.
By Emmeline Besamusca, Jaap Verheul
What are the main salient and glowing evidence concerning the Netherlands that these attracted to its historical past want to know? This quantity tackles the guts of this query of Dutch identification via a few crucial topics that run in the course of the tradition, historical past, and society of the Netherlands. working the gamut from the Randstad to the Dutch Golden Age, from William of Orange to Anne Frank, getting to know the Dutch makes use of a chain of captivating vignettes written by way of educational specialists of their fields which will tackle old and modern concerns similar to immigration, tolerance, and the fight opposed to water, in addition to problems with culture—painting, literature, structure, and layout between them.
By Peter Adey
NOMINATED AND brief indexed FOR THE SURVEILLANCE experiences e-book PRIZE 2011!
This theoretically expert study explores what the improvement and transformation of air shuttle has intended for societies and individuals.
- Brings jointly a few interdisciplinary techniques in the direction of the aeroplane and its relation to society
- Presents an unique conception that our societies are aerial societies, or 'aerealities', and exhibits how we're either enabled and threatened by way of aerial mobility
- Features a sequence of particular foreign case stories which map the background of aviation over the last century - from the guarantees of early flight, to international warfare II bombing campaigns, and to the increase of overseas terrorism today
- Demonstrates the transformational skill of air shipping to form societies, our bodies and person identities
- Offers startling old proof and ambitious new principles approximately how the social and fabric areas of the aeroplane are thought of within the glossy era