Disappearing Peoples

Author: Barbara Brower
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315430398
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South and Central Asia is a region of extraordinary cultural and environmental diversity and home to nearly one-quarter of the earth's population. Among these diverse peoples are some whose ways of life are threatened by the accelerating assault of forces of change including environmental degradation, population growth, land loss, warfare, disease, and the penetration of global markets. This volume examines twelve Asian groups whose way of life is endangered. Some are "indigenous" peoples, some are not; each group represents a unique answer to the question of how to survive and thrive on the planet earth, and illustrates both the threats and the responses of peoples caught up in the struggle to sustain cultural meaning, identity, and autonomy. Each chapter, written by an expert scholar for a general audience, offers a cultural overview, explores both threats to survival and the group's responses, and provokes discussion and further research with "food for thought." This powerful documentation of both tragedy and hope for the twenty-first-century survival of centuries-old cultures is a key reference for anyone interested in the region, in cultural survival, or in the interplay of diversification and homogenization.

Nomaden in unserer Welt

Author: Jörg Gertel
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839416973
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Nomaden scheinen aus unserem Alltag fast vollständig verschwunden zu sein. Doch die Abhängigkeit von Mobilität, die Bewältigung finanzieller Unsicherheiten sowie der ausgewogene Umgang mit unserer Umwelt fordern alle, auch 'moderne' Gesellschaften heraus. In der Wahrnehmung von Sesshaften verkörpern Nomaden und andere Mobile bis heute allerdings oft das Rückständige, Fremde und Bedrohliche, besonders im Hinblick auf staatliche Ordnungen. Dieser Band zeigt Nomaden hingegen als frühe Globalisierer. Er verdeutlicht, welche Flexibilität sie im Umgang mit widrigen Bedingungen entfalten, wie sie ihr Überleben in karger Umwelt gestalten und wie sie es schaffen, über Jahrtausende nachhaltig mit knappen Ressourcen zu wirtschaften.

Mapping Transition in the Pamirs

Author: Hermann Kreutzmann
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319231987
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By emphasizing on the Pamir region a comprehensive overview of path-dependent and recent developments in a remote mountain region is provided in this book. Overall neglect in the mountainous periphery is contrasted by shifting the centre of attention to the Pamirs situated at the interface between South and Central Asia. From colonial times to now there has been a debate on grasping and locating the area. Here field-work based contributions are collected to provide a variety of perspectives on the Pamirs highlighting transformation and transition in Post-Soviet societies as well as in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The similar ecological environment across borders features the common ground while analyzing development processes in a set of case studies that aim at highlighting certain aspects of regional development.

Consequential Damages of Nuclear War

Author: Barbara Rose Johnston
Publisher: Left Coast Press
ISBN: 1598743465
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The hydrogen test-bomb Bravo, dropped on the Marshall Islands in 1954, was one of scores of cold-war nuclear tests that blanketed the nation with fallout. Johnston and Barker reveal the horrific history of human rights violations endured by the Marshallese, as well as their long struggle for reparations.

Type 2 Diabetes

Author: Barry J. Goldstein
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780849379581
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The incidence and prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus have increased dramatically in modernized and developing nations over the past few decades. Thoroughly revised and expanded, this Second Edition responds to the epidemic and supplies a current overview and guide to the management of diabetes in the modern healthcare environment. This Second Edition offers a current perspective on diabetes demographics, epidemiology, pathophysiology, disease monitoring, and approaches to glucose control, and supplies new chapters by world-renowned experts on non-pharmacological management options, complications of the skin and urogenital function, related macrovascular conditions, coronary heart disease, stroke, and peripheral vascular disease, and rare forms of diabetes, PCOS, and NASH.

Half lives and Half truths

Author: Barbara Rose Johnston
Publisher: School for Advanced Research on the
ISBN: 9781930618824
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A collection of papers by activists and anthropologists reveals the devastating, complex, and long-term environmental health problems afflicting the people who worked in uranium mining and processing, lived in regions dedicated to the construction of nuclear weapons or participated, often unknowingly, in radiation experiments. The nations and individuals, many of them members of indigenous or ethnic minority communities, are now demanding information about how the United States and the Soviet Union poisoned them and meaningful remedies for the damage done to them and the generations to come.