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  • Culture and Planningby Simone Abram

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    In planning debates, culture is often treated as a fixed element, either as a quasi-economic resource or as a category of behaviour. Yet a wealth of research and analysis is available that moves the spotlight from the question of what culture is, towards understanding what we are doing when we talk about culture. This book brings that focus to planning... more...

  • Anthropological Perspectives on Local Developmentby Simone Abram; Jacqueline Waldren

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 53.95

    This collection examines the conflicts and realities of development at a local, empirical level. It provides a series of case studies which illuminate the attitudes and actions of all of those involved in local development schemes. The material is drawn from Southern and Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa. All the contributors use rigorous anthropological... more...

  • Elusive Promisesby Simone Abram; Gisa Weszkalnys

    Berghahn Books 2013; US$ 27.95

    Planning in contemporary democratic states is often understood as a range of activities, from housing to urban design, regional development to economic planning. This volume sees planning differently-as the negotiation of possibilities that time offers space. It explores what kind of promise planning offers, how such a promise is made, and what happens... more...

  • Media, Anthropology and Public Engagementby Sarah Pink; Simone Abram

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 95.00

    Contemporary anthropology is done in a world where social and digital media are playing an increasingly significant role, where anthropological and arts practices are often intertwined in museum and public intervention contexts, and where anthropologists are encouraged to engage with mass media. Because anthropologists are often expected and inspired... more...

  • Rationalities of Planningby Jonathan Murdoch; Simone Abram

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 149.95

    What are the key rationalities that underpin planning policy discourses and how do they 'frame' seemingly irreconcilable conflicts around development and environmental protection? Providing a thorough assessment of these important questions, this stimulating book reviews planning policy in the UK and the rationality of 'sustainable development'. ... more...

  • Green Iceby Simone Abram; Katrín Anna Lund

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 51.36

    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...

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