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  • The True Dreamby Ali-Asghar Seyed-Gohrab; Sen McGlinn

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    The True Dream is a Persian satirical drama set in Isfahan in the lead up to Iran?s Constitutional Revolution of 1905-11. Although its three authors hail from the clerical class, they criticize the arrogance, corruption and secularity of the Iranian ruling dynasty and clergy, taking Isfahan as their example. The work blends fact and fiction by summoning... more...

  • Rebuilding Fukushimaby Mitsuo Yamakawa; Daisaku Yamamoto

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Five years after the one of the worst nuclear accidents in history, Fukushima now only occasionally headlines national and international media. However, the disaster is far from over, as evidenced by a hundred thousand people from Fukushima still in the state of evacuation, rising levels of radiation in streams and rivers, and failing attempts to... more...

  • Climate Hazard Crises in Asian Societies and Environmentsby Troy Sternberg

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Climate hazards are the world?s most widespread, deadliest and costliest natural disasters. Knowledge of climate hazard dynamics is critical since the impacts of climate change, population growth, development projects and migration affect both the impact and severity of disasters. Current global events highlight how hazards can lead to significant... more...

  • Refinery Townby Steve Early; Bernie Sanders

    Beacon Press 2017; US$ 27.95

    The People vs. Big Oil?how a working-class company town harnessed the power of local politics to reclaim their community Home to one of the largest oil refineries in the state, Richmond, California, was once a typical company town, dominated by Chevron. This largely nonwhite, working-class city of one hundred thousand suffered from poverty, pollution,... more...

  • Revitalizing City Districtsby Hebatalla Abouelfadl; Dalila ElKerdany; Christoph Wessling

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 106.24

    This book explores the consequences of change in the urban form, the amalgam of the urban space and buildings and on the processes leading to planning and design. Urban form and its fabric result from a multitude of individual interests, ideas and decisions which in turn result in specific and locally diverse spatial arrangements. These processes... more...

  • Green Iceby Simone Abram; Katrín Anna Lund

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 45.68

    This book presents lively case studies of tourism developments in the European High North from diverse perspectives. It compares views of the changing political ecology of a fragile region shaped by climatic and cultural factors. In exploring the mutual relations between new developments in Arctic travel narratives and tourism practices. Green Ice:... more...

  • Geographies of Forced Evictionby Katherine Brickell; Melissa Fernández Arrigoitia; Alexander Vasudevan

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 84.99

    This book offers a close look at forced evictions, drawing on empirical studies and conceptual frameworks from both the Global North and South. It draws attention to arenas where multiple logics of urban dispossession, violence and insecurity are manifest, and where wider socio-economic, political and legal struggles converge. The authors highlight... more...

  • Political Socialization of Youthby Janette Habashi

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2017; US$ 76.41

    This book increases the awareness of youth political agency and how it relates to adults, governments, communities, and local and global discourse. It reveals the complexity of youth?s political lives as it intersects with social identifiers such as location, gender, and political status, and interacts with neoliberal discourse embedded in media, local... more...

  • Urban Development in Asia: Pathways, Opportunities and Challengesby Qian Zhang; Xiangzheng Deng

    Springer Singapore 2017; US$ 45.68

    This book aims to present implications for China?s urban development through international comparison of urbanization process from the perspective of spatio-temporal pattern, driving factors, rural-urban interactions, development trends and economic-ecological-social synergic development. Followed the research hotspot of the international urban... more...

  • Sustainable City Managementby Christian Obermayr

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 106.24

    This book analyses the housing and governance policies of the city of Surakarta, in Indonesia. It addresses the question of whether Surakarta?s strategy for handling the city?s informal sector and marginal settlements shows evidence of sustainability and good governance. The book illustrates current trends in urban development and discussions on effective... more...