Millionaire Migrants

Author: David Ley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444399535
Format: PDF, Docs
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Based on extensive interviewing and access to a wide range of databases, this is an examination of the migration career of wealthy migrants who left East Asia and relocated to Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States, in the 1980s and 1990s. An interdisciplinary project based on over 15 years of research in Vancouver, Toronto, and Hong Kong, with additional comparative visits and consultations in Sydney, Beijing, and Singapore Traces the histories of the migrants families over a 25 year period Offers a critical view of the spatial presuppositions of neo-liberal globalization, and an insertion of geography into transnational theory

Changing Spaces of Education

Author: Rachel Brooks
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415672228
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In today's modern climate, education and learning take place in multiple and diverse spaces. Increasingly, these spaces are both physical and virtual in nature. Access to and use of information and communication technologies, and the emergence of knowledge-based economies necessitate an understanding of the plurality of spaces (such as homes, workplaces, international space and cyberspace) in which learning can take place. The spaces of policy making with respect to education are also being transformed, away from traditional centres of policy formation towards the incorporation of a wider range of actors and sites. These changes coincide with a more general interest in space and spatial theory across the social sciences, where notions of simultaneity and diversity replace more modernist conceptions of linear progress and development through time. This volume proffers a unique perspective on the transformation of education in the 21st century, by bringing together leading researchers in education, sociology and geography to address directly questions of space in relation to education and learning. This collection of essays: examines the changing and diverse spaces and concepts of education (occurring simultaneously at different scales and in different parts of the world) explores where education and learning take place discusses how spaces of education vary at different stages (compulsory schooling, tertiary and higher education, adult education and workplace learning) inspects the ways in which the meanings attached to education and learning change in different national and regional contexts. Changing Spaces of Education is an important and timely contribution to a growing area of concern within the social sciences and amongst practitioners and policy-makers, reflecting an urgent need to understand the ways in which both education and learning are being reconfigured, not just nationally, but also internationally and transnationally. It is essential reading for final-year undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers in geography, sociology, education and policy studies, with an aim, too, of informing policy and practice in this area.

Student Mobilities Migration and the Internationalization of Higher Education

Author: R. Brooks
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 023030558X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book develops a comprehensive understanding of the motivations and experiences of students who choose to study abroad for the whole or part of a degree. It includes case studies of students from East Asia, Europe and the UK, and considers the implications of their movement for contemporary higher education.

Working Lives

Author: Linda McDowell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118349245
Format: PDF
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Full of unique and compelling insights into the working lives ofmigrant women in the UK, this book draws on more than two decadesof in-depth research to explore the changing nature ofwomen’s employment in post-war Britain. A first-rate example of theoretically located empiricalanalysis of labour market change in contemporary Britain Includes compelling case studies that combine historicaldocumentation of social change with fascinating first-hand accountsof women’s working lives over decades Integrates information gleaned from more than two decades ofin-depth research Revealing comparative analysis of the similarities anddifferences in the lives of immigrant working women in post-warBritain Features real-life accounts of women’s under-reportedexperiences of migration

In the Nature of Landscape

Author: David Matless
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118295722
Format: PDF
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In the Nature of Landscape presents regional culturallandscape as a new direction for research in culturalgeography. Represents the first cultural geographic study of the NorfolkBroads region of eastern England Addresses regional cultural landscape through consideration ofnarratives of landscape origin, debates over human conduct, theanimal and plant landscapes of the region, and visions of the endsof landscape through pollution and flood Draws upon in-depth original research, spanning almost twodecades of archival work, interviews, and field study Covers a great diversity of topics, from popular culture toscientific research, folk song to holiday diaries, planning surveyto pioneering photography, and ornithology to children’sliterature Features a variety of illustrative material, including originalphotographs, paintings, photography, advertising imagery,scientific diagrams, maps, and souvenirs

Aerial Life

Author: Peter Adey
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444391343
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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NOMINATED AND SHORT LISTED FOR THE SURVEILLANCE STUDIES BOOK PRIZE 2011! This theoretically informed research explores what the development and transformation of air travel has meant for societies and individuals. Brings together a number of interdisciplinary approaches towards the aeroplane and its relation to society Presents an original theory that our societies are aerial societies, or 'aerealities', and shows how we are both enabled and threatened by aerial mobility Features a series of detailed international case studies which map the history of aviation over the past century - from the promises of early flight, to World War II bombing campaigns, and to the rise of international terrorism today Demonstrates the transformational capacity of air transport to shape societies, bodies and individual identities Offers startling historical evidence and bold new ideas about how the social and material spaces of the aeroplane are considered in the modern era

Swept Up Lives

Author: Paul Cloke
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444391336
Format: PDF
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Utilizing innovative ethnographic research, Swept Up Lives? challenges conventional accounts of urban homelessness to trace the complex and varied attempts to care for homeless people Presents innovative ethnographic research which suggests an important shift in perspective in the analysis and understanding of urban homelessness Emphasizes the ethical and emotional geographies of care embodied and performed within homeless services spaces Suggests that different homelessness ‘scenes’ develop in different places due to varied historical, political, and cultural responses to the problems faced

State Science and the Skies

Author: Mark Whitehead
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9781405191746
Format: PDF
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Utilizing environmental archival materials from the UK, State, Science and the Skies presents a groundbreaking historical account of the development of a state science of atmospheric pollution. Offers the most extensive historical and geographical account of atmospheric government and pollution in Britain, available today Presents archival material from 150 years of British history that represents an original contribution to our knowledge of the history of science and government Develops an innovative combination of Foucauldian history of government with a history of atmospheric science Raises crucial questions about the nature of state/science relations and the conditions under which environmental knowledge is produced

Produktmanagement f r Dummies

Author: Brian Lawley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527813152
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Kunden haben so eine große Auswahl an Produkten wie nie. Da müssen sich die Unternehmen etwas einfallen lassen, um beim Kunden aufzufallen: die Qualität, das Marketing, der Vertrieb und der Preis - das alles muss ein Produktmanager im Auge behalten, um das Produkt erfolgreich zu machen. Brian Lawley und Pamela Schure stellen alle Aspekte des Produktmanagements vor: die Planungsstrategie sowie den kompletten Produktlebenszyklus von der Marktreife bis zum Ausscheiden aus dem Markt. Sie erklären, wie Sie erste Ideen zu Produkten weiterentwickeln und wie Sie Kunden- und Marktanalysen durchführen. Erfahren Sie außerdem, wie Sie Teams führen und sie zu Höchstleistungen anspornen. Werden Sie so zu einem erfolgreichen Produktmanager, bringen Sie neue Produkte auf den Markt und steigern Sie Ihren Umsatz.