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Rethinking Resource Management

Author : Richard Howitt
ISBN : 9781134805662
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This book offers students and practitioners a sophisticated and convincing framework for rethinking the usual approaches to resource management. It uses case studies to argue that professional resource managers do not take responsibility for the social and environmental consequences of their decisions on the often vulnerable indigenous communities they affect. It also discusses the invisibility of indigenous people' values and knowledge within traditional resource management. It offers a new approach to social impact assessment methods which are more participatory and empowering. The book employs a range of case studies from Australia, North America and Norway.

Part Of The Scenery

Author : John Blay
ISBN : 0140076425
Genre : Authors, Australian
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Indigenous In Justice

Author : Ahmad Amara
ISBN : 9780979639562
Genre : Business & Economics
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Indigenous (In)Justice explores legal and human rights issues surrounding the Bedouin Arab population in Israel's Naqab/Negev desert. With contributions from international scholars, including United Nations officials, the volume examines the economic and social rights of indigenous peoples within the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Global Tourism

Author : William F. Theobald
ISBN : 9781136400520
Genre : Business & Economics
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Pressure on national and local governments to rapidly develop their tourism potential to meet demand and produce benefits, makes it more essential than ever to plan carefully and consider the human and environmental impacts of tourism development. That is why, as Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization, I am pleased to see the serious analysis of the problems and prospects of the tourism sector as presented in this third edition. -- Francesco Frangialli, Secretary-General, World Tourism Organization Now in its third edition, Global Tourism draws on the insight of thirty-nine contributors to chronicle and foresee the effects of tourism on contemporary society. Contributors provide interdisciplinary, international perspectives on the critical questions, problems, and opportunities facing the tourism industry. Invaluable to academics and professionals alike, Global Tourism offers a comprehensive exploration of the key issues in tourism. Authors draw on their individual insights to assess and critique contemporary tourism and take a view of the future. Fully revised and re-developed, new chapters examine: * The future of tourism * Difference in travel characteristics of significant travel segments * Sustainability standards in the global economy * Crisis management in tourist destinations * Tourism and social identities * Tourism, mobility, and global communities CONTRIBUTORS INCLUDE: Brian Archer (University of Surrey), Gurhan Aktas (T.C. Dokuz Eylul University), Bill Bramwell (Sheffield Hallam University), Peter M Burns (University of Brighton), Nancy E. Chesworth (Mount St. Vincent University), Tim Coles (University of Exeter), Chris Cooper (The University of Queensland), Graham M.S. Dann (University of Luton), Thomas Lea Davidson (Davidson-Peterson Associates, Inc.), Sara Dolnicar (University of Wollongong), David Timothy Duval (University of Otago), Larry Dwyer (University of New South Wales), Xavier Font (Leeds Metropolitan University), Alan Fyall (Bournemouth University), Brian Garrod (University of Wales, Aberystwyth), Donald Getz (University of Calgary), Alison Gill (Simon Fraser University), Frank Go (Erasmus University), Ebru Gunlu (T.C. Dokuz Eylul University), Michael Hall (University of Otago), Simon Hudson (University of Calgary), Donald Macleod (University of Glasgow), David Mercer (RMIT University), Graham Miller (University of Surrey), Michael Morgan (Bournemouth University), Peter Murphy (La Trobe University), Philip Pearce (James Cook University), Stanley C. Plog (Plog Research and SPC Group), Garry Price (La Trobe University), Linda K. Richter (Kansas State University), Lisa Ruhanen (University of Queensland), Chris Ryan (University of Waikato), Gordon D. Taylor (Tourism Canada, retired)), William F. Theobald (Purdue University), Seldjan Timur (University of Calgary), Birgit Trauer (University of Queensland), Stephen Wanhill (Bournemouth University), Peter W. Williams (Simon Fraser University)

Israeli Palestinian Activism

Author : Alexander Koensler
ISBN : 9781472439475
Genre : Social Science
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When do words and actions empower? When do they betray? Based on ethnographic fieldwork, this volume tracks the repercussions of advocacy activism against house demolitions in 'unrecognised' Arab-Bedouin villages in Israel's southern 'internal frontier'. It highlights the repercussions of activism for victims, fund-raisers and activists. The ethnographic episodes show how humanitarian aid intervention and indigenous identity politics can turn into a double-edged sword. Ironically, institutional lobbying for coexistence and its interpretative categories can sometimes perpetuate different forms of subjugation. The volume also shows how, beyond the institutional lobbying, novel figures of activism emerge: informal networks create non-sectarian, cross-cutting countercultures and rethink human-environment relationships. These experimental political subjects redefine the categories of the conflict and elude the logic of zero-sum games; they point towards a shifting paradigm in current ethnopolitics. Koensler outlines an ethnographic approach for the study of social movements that follows multiple relations around mobilisations rather than studying activism in itself. This perspective thus becomes relevant for scholars and activists engaged with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and those interested in global rights discourses.

The Action Research Reader

Author : Robin McTaggart
ISBN : 073000564X
Genre : Action research
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Cultural Hybridity And The Environment

Author : Kirsten Maclean
ISBN : 9789812873231
Genre : Social Science
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This book highlights the importance of diversity in overcoming issues of social and environmental degradation. It presents conceptual and practical strategies to celebrate local and Indigenous knowledge for improved community development and environmental management. David Harvey has proclaimed, “The geography we make must be a peoples’ geography.” This clarion call challenges geographers around the world to consider the power and potential of geographic knowledge as the basis for social action – a call this book answers, providing readers the theoretical and conceptual tools needed to understand the social world and empowering them to mobilize social change. The author uses empirical case studies of two environmental management and community development projects to document how knowledge generation is “essentially locally situated and socially derived.” In doing so she charts a path for moving beyond what Vandana Shiva so aptly describes as “monocultures of the mind.” The book argues that local and Indigenous knowledge must not be seen in opposition to scientific knowledge, as none of these knowledge traditions hold all the answers to localized socio-environmental problems. Rather, as the author explores through a set of processes and strategies to enable, support and celebrate ‘cultural hybridity’ at the local environmental governance scale, these respective knowledge systems can learn to speak to each other. Such dialogue has the potential to support more sustainable outcomes at multiple environmental governance locales. This book will be of interest to everyone involved in environmental policy, planning or politics, and for those who want to make this planet a more sustainable and just place.

Aboriginal Environmental Impacts

Author : James L. Kohen
ISBN : 0868403016
Genre : Science
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When Captain Arthur Phillip arrived in Port Jackson, Sydney, he saw a magnificent harbour lined with trees. Many areas were park-like in appearance with well-spaced trees interspersed with patches of grass. The local Aborigines were soon driven away and with them went the practice of regularly burning off the undergrowth. The grass disappeared and the undergrowth took over, and so emerged the 'untidy' bush of the foreshore that we see today. For 50,000 years before white settlement the Aboriginal people were an integral part of the environment. They harvested the land and they changed the environment to suit themselves. Fire was their tool for doing this. The degree to which hunting and burning has changed the patterns of vegetation and populations of fauna is hotly debated. Were the Aborigines responsible for the disappearance of the megafauna? In this book Kohen says they were a contributing factor, but probably only after major population declines due to climate change. He presents the arguments and evidence to show that Aboriginal influence on many ecosystems of this continent has been profound and that any understanding of the Australian environment must take this into account.

Negotiating With A Sovereign Quebec

Author : Daniel Drache
ISBN : 1550283928
Genre : History
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Acknowledgements Introduction Daniel Drache and Roberto Perin I Getting to the Table 1. Negotiating with Québec: A New Division of Powers or Secession? Daniel Drache 2. Answer

Victims Of Progress

Author : John H. Bodley
ISBN : 0759111480
Genre : Social Science
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This compelling account of the effect of technology and development on indigenous peoples throughout the world examines major issues of intervention: social engineering, economic development, self-determination, health and disease, and ecocide. Victims of Progress provides a provocative context in which to think about civilization and its costs.

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