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  • Sport, Leisure and Culture in the Postmodern Cityby Stephen Wagg; Peter Bramham

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    The widespread concept of the 'postmodern city' is frequently linked to the decline of traditional manufacturing industries and a corresponding wane of white working-class culture. In place of these appear flexible working practices, a diversified workforce, and a greater emphasis on consumption, leisure, and tourism. Illustrated by an interdisciplinary... more...

  • Spaces of Security and Insecurityby Alan Ingram; Klaus Dodds

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Drawing on critical geopolitics and related strands of social theory, this book combines new case studies with theoretical and methodological reflections on the geographical analysis of security and insecurity. It brings together a mixture of early career and more established scholars and interprets security and the war on terror across a number of... more...

  • The Changing Governance of Renewable Natural Resources in Northwest Russiaby Soili Nystén-Haarala

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Bringing together scholars of human geography, environmental sociology, law, economics and international policy from Finland, Russia, Sweden and Germany, this book examines how local communities and enterprises adjust to transition and institutional changes in Northwest Russia. A unique and important facet of the book is that it analyzes the law... more...

  • Sound, Society and the Geography of Popular Musicby Thomas L. Bell; Ola Johansson

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Popular music is a cultural form much rooted in space and place. This book interprets the meaning of music from a spatial perspective and, in doing so it furthers our understanding of broader social relations and trends, including identity, attachment to place, cultural economies, social activism and politics. The book's editors have brought together... more...

  • Services and Economic Development in the Asia-Pacificby J.W. Harrington; P.W. Daniels

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Until the 1990s, industrialization was the dominant development paradigm for the Asia-Pacific region. Since then, advanced services (finance, business or 'producer services', information and creative services) have become deeply embedded in the processes of economic growth and change in the region. This rapid tertiary expansion is fundamentally restructuring... more...

  • Cultural Landscapes of Post-Socialist Citiesby Mariusz Czepczynski

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    The cultural landscapes of Central European cities reflect over half a century of socialism and are marked by the Marxists' vision of a utopian landscape. Architecture, urban planning and the visual arts were considered to be powerful means of expressing the 'people's power'. However, since the velvet revolutions of 1989, this urban scenery has been... more...

  • Food Fearsby Alison Blay-Palmer

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    The industrial food system of the West is increasingly perceived as problematic. The physical, social and intellectual distance between consumers and their food stems from a food system that privileges quantity and efficiency over quality, with an underlying assumption that food is a commodity, rather than a source of nourishment and pleasure. In... more...

  • Placing the Border in Everyday Lifeby Reece Jones; Corey Johnson

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Bordering no longer happens only at the borderline separating two sovereign states, but rather through a wide range of practices and decisions that occur in multiple locations within and beyond the state?s territory. Nevertheless, it is too simplistic to suggest that borders are everywhere, since this view fails to acknowledge that particular sites... more...

  • Everyday Culture in Europeby Máiréad Nic Craith; Ullrich Kockel

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    This book discusses the history and contemporary practice of studying cultures 'at home', by examining Europe's regional or 'small' ethnologies of the past, present and future. With the rise of nationalism and independence in Europe, ethnologies have often played a major role in the nation-building process. The contributors to this book offer case... more...

  • 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...