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  • Geographies of Obesityby Karen Witten; Jamie Pearce

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Over the past two decades, rates of adult and childhood obesity in the developed world have risen sharply. By the year 2000, 65% of the United States population were overweight, 30% of these obese. Whilst medical treatment has tended to focus on individual habits of diet and exercise, this approach does little to account for globally increasing levels... more...

  • Geographies of Rhythmby Tim Edensor

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    In Rhythmanalysis, Henri Lefebvre put forward his ideas on the relationship between time and space, particularly how rhythms characterize space. Here, leading geographers advance and expand on Lefebvre's theories, examining how they intersect with current theoretical and political concerns within the social sciences. In terms of geography, rhythmanalysis... more...

  • Carceral Spacesby Nick Gill; Dominique Moran

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    This book draws together the work of a new community of scholars with a growing interest in carceral geography: the geographical study of practices of imprisonment and detention. It combines work by geographers on 'mainstream' penal establishments where people are incarcerated by the prevailing legal system, with geographers' recent work on migrant... more...

  • Landscape, Race and Memoryby Divya Praful Tolia-Kelly

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Memory is seldom explored through the experience of geographically mobile, racialized populations. Whilst the relationships between the political value of landscape and national memory have previously been written through, there has been little mention of postcolonial, 'diasporic' racialized citizens. Using both visual and material culture, this... more...

  • Landscape, Tourism, and Meaningby Michelle M. Metro-Roland; Daniel C. Knudsen; Charles E. Greer

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    How do we re-theorize tourism? By drawing less on the Foucauldian notion of 'tourism as gazing' and instead focusing on the social construction of meaning in the landscape, this insightful book provides an innovative and compelling new approach to tourist studies. Arguing that in any view of the landscape and in tourism generally there is a multiplicity... more...

  • Global Companies, Local Innovationsby Yasuyuki Motoyama

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Investigating the innovation activities of multinational corporations, this book uncovers and examines why the geography of innovation by multinationals is overwhelmingly local, in spite of their global operations in manufacturing and sales through case studies of produce development by three global players: Toyota, Sony, and Canon. The microdynamic... more...

  • Development Tourismby Rochelle Spencer

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Tourism in Cuba - described by Fidel Castro as 'the evil we have to have' - has been regarded both with ambivalence, and as a crucial aspect of development and poverty alleviation. The result is a remarkable approach to tourism, one which often compels tourists to become agents of development through solidarity. Drawing on her experiences of working... more...

  • Losing Paradiseby Tammo Steenhuis; Gail Holst-Warhaft

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Taking a uniquely interdisciplinary view of the Eastern Mediterranean region's water problems, this book considers some of the technical and regulatory solutions being proposed or implemented to solve the difficulties of diminished or polluted water supplies. Stressing the importance of traditional and historical cultural understanding in addressing... more...

  • Geographies of the Bookby Charles W.J. Withers; Miles Ogborn

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    The geography of the book is as old as the history of the book, though far less thoroughly explored. Yet research has increasingly pointed to the spatial dimensions of book history, to the transformation of texts as they are made and moved from place to place, from authors to readers and within different communities and cultures of reception. Widespread... more...

  • Mobility and Placeby Jørgen Ole Bærenholdt; Brynhild Granås

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    The Northern peripheries of Europe, which are covered by this book, are associated with remoteness, the frontier, isolated communities, colonialism and resource extraction. Recently, huge projects in petroleum and hydropower have been located there, and the region has become better known as an attractive tourist destination. Although these spaces are... more...