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Human Geography

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  • Ulysses' Sailby Mary W. Helms

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 40.50

    What do long-distance travelers gain from their voyages, especially when faraway lands are regarded as the source of esoteric knowledge? Mary Helms explains how various cultures interpret space and distance in cosmological terms, and why they associate political power with information about strange places, peoples, and things. She assesses the diverse... more...

  • Cultural Perspectives on Developmentby Vincent Tucker

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    What does cultural analysis have to offer development studies? Is culture a new paradigm for the study of development or a minefield of theoretical confusion? Can we move beyond notions of global culture' and local culture' to a more refined notion of cultural processes? This collection of articles addresses these issues providing a diversity of approaches.... more...

  • Arguing Development Policyby Raymond Apthorpe; Des Gasper

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    This collection shows how policy discourses in the fields of national and international developments are constructed and operate and how they can be analysed. Dominant discourses screen out certain aspects: they frame' issues to include some matters and typically exclude important others. More generally, different policy discourses construct the world... more...

  • The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Human Geographyby James S. Duncan; John A. Agnew

    Wiley 2011; US$ 214.95

    This volume provides an up-to-date, authoritative synthesis of the discipline of human geography. Unparalleled in scope, the companion offers an indispensable overview to the field, representing both historical and contemporary perspectives. Edited and written by the world's leading authorities in the discipline Divided into three major sections:... more...

  • Women, Body, Illnessby Pamela Moss; Isabel Dyck

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 36.99

    This provocative work explores concepts of body and space to understand the daily struggles of women with chronic illness. Moss and Dyck show how such women?coping with notions of illness, health, and being female?restructure physical and social environments through strategies to accommodate disabling illnesses such as chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple... more...

  • Private Anti-Piracy Naviesby Jr. John J. Pitney; John-Clark Levin

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 89.99

    Private Anti-Piracy Navies assesses the historical context, current state, and future prospects of privatizing maritime security vessels. It places particular emphasis on the economic, legal, and operational dimensions of this growing sector, and addresses issues of key interest to industry, government, and academia. more...

  • Work, Class, and Power in the Borderlands of the Early American Pacificby Evan Lampe

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 84.99

    This book explores the nature of power and labor in the early American Pacific from the perspective of sailors, merchants, and the people they encounters across the Pacific. By looking at Honolulu, the merchant ship, Canton, the Whampoa anchorage and the northwest coast, this book considers the broader Pacific while not losing sight of the experiences... more...

  • Cities of North Americaby Lisa Benton-Short

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 64.99

    This timely text provides a comprehensive overview of the dramatic and rapidly evolving issues confronting the cities of North America. Metropolitan areas throughout the United States and Canada face a range of dynamic and complex concerns?including the redistribution of economic activities, the continued decline of manufacturing, manufacturing,... more...

  • Anthropology and Contemporary Human Problemsby John H. Bodley

    AltaMira Press 2012; US$ 77.99

    Bodley trenchantly critiques the most pressing global mega-problems, such as unsustainable growth, resource depletion, global warming, and poverty and conflict, and shows how anthropology makes it possible to find solutions. more...

  • Feminisms in Geographyby Pamela Moss; Karen Falconer Al-Hindi

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 28.99

    In this innovative reader, Pamela Moss and Karen Falconer Al-Hindi present a unique, reflective approach to what feminist geography is and who feminist geographers are. Their carefully crafted textbook invigorates feminist debates about space, place, and knowledges with a fine balance among teaching chapters, reprints, and original essays. Offering... more...