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Author : Joel Wainwright
ISBN : 9781137301734
Genre : Political Science
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Geopiracy delivers a critique of the 'Bowman expeditions'—a project through which geographers, with funding from the US Army, are mapping the 'human terrain' of foreign lands. Since the beginning of the controversy surrounding the Bowman expeditions, the discipline of geography has been rocked by debates concerning research methods, the military, and the effects of geospatial technologies on everyday life. Although the 'Oaxaca controversy' has fomented intense discussions, the questions it raises are far from resolved. Why have geographers remained so quiet about the resurgence of military funding for geographical research? Wainwright argues that the underlying problem stems from our epistemic commitment to empiricism. Much as some would like to deny it, many geographers are executing their own 'expeditions' in the spirit of Isaiah Bowman, the early 20th-century geographer who shaped the discipline's empiricist epistemology while helping the US to build its empire (and from whom the Expeditions take their name). Geopiracy is a critique of the disciplinary conditions of possibility of the Bowman expeditions and a critical analysis of the political economy of geographical research and the epistemological basis of contemporary fieldwork. In a word, Geopiracy offers a postcolonial critique of human geography today—one that draws on contemporary social theory to raise unsettling questions about the nature of geography's disciplinary formation.

Weaponizing Maps

Author : Joe Bryan
ISBN : 9781462519910
Genre : Social Science
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Maps play an indispensable role in indigenous peoples? efforts to secure land rights in the Americas and beyond. Yet indigenous peoples did not invent participatory mapping techniques on their own; they appropriated them from techniques developed for colonial rule and counterinsurgency campaigns, and refined by anthropologists and geographers. Through a series of historical and contemporary examples from Nicaragua, Canada, and Mexico, this book explores the tension between military applications of participatory mapping and its use for political mobilization and advocacy. The authors analyze the emergence of indigenous territories as spaces defined by a collective way of life--and as a particular kind of battleground.

The Future Of Foreign Aid

Author : A. Sumner
ISBN : 9781137298881
Genre : Political Science
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Sumner and Mallett review the literature on aid in light of shifts in the aid system and the increasing concentration of the world's poor in middle-income countries. As a consequence, they propose a series of practical, policy relevant options for future development cooperation, with the aim of provoking discussion and informing policy.

Moments Attachment And Formations Of Selfhood

Author : Kelly Forrest
ISBN : 9781137300577
Genre : Psychology
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Using innovative empirical data, this book presents a unique approach to looking at moments, exploring the deeper meanings of why memories stand out and how they influence an individual's sense of self. Forrest challenges the privileged position of narrative coherence as the basis for healthy identity and formations of selfhood.

Modernism S Second Act A Cultural Narrative

Author : I. Nadel
ISBN : 9781137323378
Genre : History
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European modernism underwent a massive change from 1930 to 1960, as war altered the cultural landscape. This account of artists and writers in France and England explores how modernism survived under authoritarianism, whether Fascism, National Socialism, or Stalinism, and how these artists endured by balancing complicity and resistance.

Resource Management And Contested Territories In East Asia

Author : R. Emmers
ISBN : 9781137310149
Genre : Political Science
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Ralf Emmers assesses whether the joint exploration and development of resources can act as a means to reduce tensions in contested territories.

Live To Your Local Cinema

Author : M. Barker
ISBN : 9781137288691
Genre : Social Science
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The digital broadcasting of performances to cinemas, or 'livecasting', burst onto the world scene in 2006. This book explores the reasons for its rise, examines the aesthetics of filming theatre and opera performances, and explores who the audiences are and what they want.

Japan And Reconciliation In Post War Asia

Author : K. Togo
ISBN : 9781137301239
Genre : Political Science
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Taking a comparative approach and bringing together perspectives from Japan, China, Korea, and Taiwan, this volume considers former Japanese prime minister Tomiichi Murayama's 1995 apology statement, the height of Japan's post-war apology, and examines its implications for memory, international relations, and reconciliation in Asia.

Sporting Times

Author : K. Woodward
ISBN : 9781137275363
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Written against the backdrop of the 2012 London Olympics, this book examines the idea of 'time' in sport, using time as a conceptual lens to explore movement, bodies, sports reporting, memory, disability, technology and the role of the past and the future in sport.

Reading Gandhi In The Twenty First Century

Author : Niranjan Ramakrishnan
ISBN : 9781137325150
Genre : Political Science
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Niranjan Ramakrishnan examines the surprising extent to which Gandhi's writings still provide insight into current global tensions and the assumptions that drive them. This book explores how ideas Gandhi expressed over a century ago can be applied today to issues from terrorism to the environment, globalization to the 'Clash of Civilizations.' In particular it looks at Gandhi's emphasis on the small, the local, and the human – an emphasis that today begins to appear practical, attractive, and even inescapable. Written in an accessible style invoking examples from everyday happenings familiar to all, this concise volume reintroduces Gandhi to today's audiences in relevant terms.

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