Download The History of Puerto Rico (The Greenwood Histories of the by Lisa Pierce Flores PDF

By Lisa Pierce Flores

Drawing on dramatic contemporary advancements in examine, The heritage of Puerto Rico bargains the main updated and entirely learned exploration of the island's earlier for college students, tourists, and normal readers alike. The historical past of Puerto Rico levels from the earliest indigenous settlements to the reign of the Taino, from the centuries lower than Spanish regulate via greater than a hundred years of lifestyles below the U.S. flag. Insightful and authoritative, the booklet is helping readers comprehend the background in the back of Puerto Rico's complex modern political prestige, its designated dating with the USA, and the present efforts of Puerto Ricans to reclaim their indigenous and African historical past, leverage their bilingual tradition for fiscal achieve, and have a good time their cultural and inventive achievements.

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Download Population Movements and the Third World (Routledge by Mike Parnwell PDF

By Mike Parnwell

The interrelationship among migration and improvement is complicated. The motives of migration stem from the uneveness of the improvement technique and the results exert a robust impression at the development and strategy of improvement. This quantity explores either the options and evidence at the back of the most kinds of inhabitants circulation within the 3rd global this day, rather rural-urban migration. analyzing the reasons and effects of migration, the writer assesses the consequences for making plans and policy-makers.

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Download Environmental Imaginaries of the Middle East and North by Diana K. Davis, Edmund Burke PDF

By Diana K. Davis, Edmund Burke

The landscapes of the center East have captured our imaginations all through historical past. pictures of unending golden dunes, camel caravans, remoted desolate tract oases, and rivers coated with palm timber have frequently framed written and visible representations of the sector. Embedded in those portrayals is the typical trust that the surroundings, in such a lot locations, has been deforested and desertified by way of centuries of misuse. it's accurately such orientalist environmental imaginaries, more and more undermined through modern ecological facts, that the 11 authors during this quantity query. this can be the 1st quantity to severely learn culturally developed perspectives of the environmental historical past of the center East and recommend that they have got usually benefitted elites on the rate of the ecologies and the peoples of the sector. The participants divulge some of the questionable rules and practices born of those environmental imaginaries and comparable histories which have been used in the area because the colonial interval. They additional demonstrate how energy, within the type of improvement courses, notions of nationalism, and hydrological maps, for example, pertains to environmental wisdom construction.

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Download Working, Housing: Urbanizing: The International Year of by Jennifer Robinson, Allen J. Scott, Peter J. Taylor PDF

By Jennifer Robinson, Allen J. Scott, Peter J. Taylor

This publication offers an incisive define of the historic improvement and geography of towns. It makes a speciality of 3 issues that represent crucial foundations for any figuring out of city shape and serve as. those are: (a) the moving styles of urbanization via ancient time, (b) the position of towns as facilities of construction and paintings in a globalizing global, and (c) the varied housing and shield wishes of city populations. The publication additionally explores a couple of severe city difficulties and the political demanding situations that they pose. Empirical facts from city events on all 5 continents is introduced into play in the course of the dialogue.

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Download Wiley Blackwell Student Dictionary of Human Evolution by Bernard Wood PDF

By Bernard Wood

The scope and quantity of proof and diversity of equipment used to investigate the fossil checklist have elevated exponentially within the final fifty years. constructed from nearly 1,500 entries produced with out jargon for these new to the topic, the publication contains timelines, maps, and over a hundred illustrations, making it an imperative software for these learning human evolution. Paleoanthropologists, be they scholars or practitioners, must be accustomed to the list, yet beforehand there was no source that covers issues as disparate as ameloblast day-by-day secretion charges and targeted randomization.

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Download Place through the Body PDF

Advent: MakingPlacesBodies-HEIDI J. NAST and STEVE PILE

PART 1: FilteringPlacesBodies
2 Queer(y)ing globalization-J.K. GIBSON-GRAHAM
3 Bodies-cities-ELIZABETH GROSZ
4 Human.language.machine-KEN HILLIS
6 The physique as “place”: reflexivity and fieldwork in Kano, Nigeria-HEIDI J. NAST

PART 2: ConfiningPlacesBodies
7 Harem: colonial fiction and architectural fantasm in turn-of-the-century France-EMILY APTER
8 Dancing in the dead of night: the inscription of blackness in Le Corbusier’s Radiant City-MABEL O. WILSON
9 The South African physique politic: house, race and heterosexuality-GLEN S. ELDER
10 the home behind-KAREN BERMANN

PART three: ExcessingPlacesBodies
11 past nomadism: the commute narratives of a “cripple”-MICHAEL L. DORN
12 Encountering Mary: ritualization and position contagion in postmodernity-ANGELA ok. MARTIN and SANDRA KRYST
13 Perverse hope: the entice of the mannish lesbian-TERESA DE LAURETIS
14 interpreting the sexed our bodies and areas of gyms-LYNDA JOHNSTON
15 girls and gents: teach rides and different Oedipal stories-VIRGINIA L. BLUM

PART four: ProjectingPlacesBodies
16 Inscribing family paintings on Filipina bodies-GERALDINE PRATT in collaboration with the PHILIPPINE ladies CENTRE, VANCOUVER, CANADA
17 Mapped our bodies and disembodied maps: (dis)placing cartographic fight in colonial Canada-MATTHEW SPARKE
18 Embodying the city Maori warrior-GREGORY A. WALLER
19 intercourse, violence and the elements: male hysteria, scale and the fractal geographies of patriarchy-CHRISTOPHER LUKINBEAL and STUART C.AITKEN
20 Written at the physique: eroticism, loss of life and hagiography-GIULIANA BRUNO


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Download The Europeans: A Geography of People, Culture, and by Robert C. Ostergren, Mathias Le Bossé PDF

By Robert C. Ostergren, Mathias Le Bossé

Supplying a accomplished creation to eu geography, this well timed textual content is as authoritative because it is richly nuanced and fascinating. The authors examine the continuing means of integration that's giving new intending to the assumption of being ecu, whereas additionally delineating the real subregional adjustments that exist one of the continent's humans and locations. assurance encompasses the full quarter: its actual environment and atmosphere; inhabitants and migration; paintings and rest; language and faith; and political association. specific recognition is given to the old evolution and modern positive aspects of the city environments during which nearly all of Europeans reside their day-by-day lives. Combining bright description, essential information, and cogent research, the textual content is lavishly illustrated with 2 hundred photos and over forty five maps.

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Download Place in Research Theory, Methodology, and Methods by Eve Tuck, Marcia McKenzie PDF

By Eve Tuck, Marcia McKenzie

Bridging environmental and Indigenous experiences and drawing on serious geography, spatial idea, new materialist thought, and decolonizing conception, this dynamic quantity examines the occasionally neglected importance of position in social technological know-how examine. There are usually very important divergences or even competing logics at paintings in those components of study, a few that could certainly be incommensurable. This quantity explores how researchers all over the world 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 chances for collaboration and action.

Critical position inquiry can contain a number learn methodologies; this quantity argues that what concerns is how the selected method engages conceptually with position so that it will mobilize tools that permit info assortment and analyses that handle position explicitly and politically. in contrast to different methods that try and superficially tag on Indigenous matters, decolonizing conceptualizations of land and position and Indigenous equipment are imperative, no longer peripheral, to practices of severe position inquiry.

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Download The Retreat of the Elephants: An Environmental History of by Mark Elvin PDF

By Mark Elvin

This landmark book—the first environmental historical past of China—is in response to a wealth of literary, political aesthetic, medical, and non secular resources that show the perspectives of the chinese language humans towards their setting and landscape."Masterly and interesting. . . . crucial if you happen to are looking to comprehend the lengthy sweep of chinese language heritage, and it'll increase the viewpoint of these who imagine they already know it. A scholarly journey de force."—J. R. McNeill, Wilson Quarterly (Note to DMB: cost print review—also in Science?)"Elvin combines an illuminating account of the 4,000 year-long collision of people and nature with pleasant tidbits approximately every little thing lower than the chinese language solar. . . . A magisterial work."—Nicholas D. Kristof, clinical American

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