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Human Geography

  • Beauty around the World: A Cultural Encyclopediaby Erin Kenny; Elizabeth Nichols

    ABC-CLIO 2017; US$ 94.00

    Is beauty ever more than "skin deep"? Arguably yes, considering that the concept of beauty—and the pursuit of it—has shaped cultures worldwide, across every time period, and has even served to change the course of history. Studying beauty practices yields insight into social status, wealth, political ideology, religious doctrine, and gender expectations,... more...

  • Geographies of Growthby Charlie Karlsson; Martin Andersson; Lina Bjerke

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2017; US$ 40.00

    Today we can observe an increasing spatial divide as some large urban regions and many more medium-sized and small regions face growing problems such as decreasing labour demand, increasing unemployment and an ageing population. In view of these trends, this book offers a better understanding of the general characteristics and specific drivers of the... more...

  • In the Ruins of the Cold War Bunkerby Luke Bennett

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2017; US$ 40.99

    This edited collection investigates the ways in which the physical remains of now abandoned military and civil defence bunkers from the Cold War have become the totems and sites of memory. more...

  • Human Nature and Social Lifeby Jon Henrik Ziegler Remme; Kenneth Sillander

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 80.00

    The book explores how humans are distinct social beings whose relations nevertheless extend into nonhuman spheres in various ways. more...

  • The New Food Activismby Alison Alkon; Julie Guthman

    University of California Press 2017; US$ 29.95

    The New Food Activism explores how food activism can be pushed toward deeper and more complex engagement with social, racial, and economic justice and toward advocating for broader and more transformational shifts in the food system. Topics examined include struggles against pesticides and GMOs, efforts to improve workers’ pay and conditions throughout... more...

  • Urban Sustainability Transitionsby Niki Frantzeskaki; Vanesa Castán Broto; Lars Coenen; Derk Loorbach

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    The world’s population is currently undergoing a significant transition towards urbanisation, with the UN expecting that 70% of people globally will live in cities by 2050. Urbanisation has multiple political, cultural, environmental and economic dimensions that profoundly influence social development and innovation. This fundamental long-term transformation... more...

  • The Cemeteries of New Orleansby Peter B. Dedek

    LSU Press 2017; US$ 38.00

    In The Cemeteries of New Orleans , Peter B. Dedek reveals the origins and evolution of the Crescent City’s world-famous necropolises, exploring both their distinctive architecture and their cultural impact. Spanning centuries, this fascinating body of research takes readers from muddy fields of crude burial markers to extravagantly designed cities... more...

  • Geography for the IB Diploma Study and Revision Guide HL Core Extensionby Simon Oakes

    Hodder Education 2017; US$ 21.99

    Stretch your students to achieve their best grade with these year round course companions; provides comprehensive content on all topics, and practice questions to support and strengthen learning. - Develop understanding and knowledge with clear and concise coverage of the syllabus - Target learning with individual books for Standard and... more...

  • Grounded Authorityby Shiri Pasternak

    University of Minnesota Press 2017; Not Available

    Since Justin Trudeau’s election in 2015, Canada has been hailed internationally as embarking on a truly progressive, post-postcolonial era—including an improved relationship between the state and its Indigenous peoples. Shiri Pasternak corrects this misconception, showing that colonialism is very much alive in Canada. From the perspective of Indigenous... more...

  • Confronting Affirmative Action in Brazilby Vânia Penha-Lopes

    Lexington Books 2017; US$ 85.00

    This book focuses on a critical case study of the first students to graduate from university in Brazil under an affirmative action program of racial and social quotas. It places the students’ educational trajectories at the center of the debate about racial inequality and the need to eradicate it. more...