Social Power and the Urbanization of Water

Author: Erik Swyngedouw
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780198233916
Format: PDF
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Social power and the Urbanization of Water takes the circulation of water as a lense through which to analyse how the natural and social fuse together in the process of urbanization. In addition, excavating the circulation of water provides a vehicle to examine the relations between social, political, and economic power which give structure to the urbanization process. These power relations become embodied in and expressed by the particular forms through which water becomes urban. This analysis, in turn, allows light to be cast on who controls the transformation and appropriation of nature and the citiy's environment. The city of Quayaquil in Ecuador, where 600,000 people lack easy access to potable water, provides the empirical background for this analysis. Historical political-ecological research is combined with an analysis of key contemporary power brokers who organize a highly uneven and deeply unjust urban water circulation system. --COVER.

The Nature of the State

Author: Mark Whitehead
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199271895
Format: PDF
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The complex relationships between the state and nature remain under-theorized and relatively unexplored. Combining original research and theoretical insights The Nature of the State challenges the ways in which social scientists approach questions of socio-environmental power and offers new insights into the history of state-nature relations.

Decolonizing the Colonial City

Author: Colin Clarke
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199269815
Format: PDF, Docs
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Colin Clarke investigates the role of class, colour, race, and culture in the changing social stratification and spatial patterning of Kingston, Jamaica since independence. He concludes with a comparison with the post-colonial urban problems of South Africa and Brazil.Includes multiple maps produced and compiled using GIS.

Worlds of Food

Author: Kevin Morgan
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0199542287
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The central theme running throught the book is the attempt to understand why place and provenance are assuming more importance in the food chain to producers, consumers, and regulators. People increasingly want to know where their food comes from and the conditions under which it is produced, otherwise they don't trust it. This book examines how these new concerns are influencing the debates on the future of food and farming, exploring the implications for three very different regions - Tuscany, Wales, and California.

Putting Voters in Their Place

Author: Ronald John Johnston
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN:
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Using information from the UK elections and scholarship, this title shows how voters and parties are affected by, and seek to influence, both national and local forces, placing the analysis of electoral behaviour into its geographical context.

Russia s Unknown Agriculture

Author: Judith Pallot
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN:
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In this book the authors draw on extensive field work that took them over a five year period to a variety of Russian regions. By describing the forms of small farming they found in these regions, the authors uncover for the reader Russia's 'unknown agriculture', speculating about the role it will have in Russia's future.

Southeastern Geographer

Author: Robert Brinkmann
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 0807882879
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Table of Contents for Volume 51, Number 4 (Winter 2011) Introduction: With Thanks Graham A. Tobin and Robert Brinkmann Innovations in Southern Studies within Geography Derek H. Alderman and William Graves The Bible Belt in a Changing South: Shrinking, Relocating, and Multiple Buckles Stanley D. Brunn, Gerald R. Webster, and J. Clark Archer Emerging Patterns of Growth and Change in the Southeast Benjamin J. Shultz Geographies of Race in the American South: The Continuing Legacies of Jim Crow Segregation Joshua F. J. Inwood Jim Crow, Civil Defense, and the Hydrogen Bomb: Race, Evacuation Planning, and the Geopolitics of Fear in 1950s Savannah, Georgia Jonathan Leib and Thomas Chapman Representing the Immigrant: Social Movements, Political Discourse, and Immigration in the U.S. South Jamie Winders Water, Water, Everywhere? Toward a Critical Water Geography of the South Christopher F. Meindl The Politics of Mobility in the South: A Commentary on Sprawl,Automobility, and the Gulf Oil Spill Jason Henderson Southeastern Geographer is published by UNC Press for the Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers (www.sedaag.org). The quarterly journal publishes the academic work of geographers and other social and physical scientists, and features peer-reviewed articles and essays that reflect sound scholarship and contain significant contributions to geographical understanding, with a special interest in work that focuses on the southeastern United States.