The Human Mosaic

Author: Terry G. Jordan-Bychkov

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780716763840

Category: Social Science

Page: 464

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The Thematic Approach of The Human Mosaic.

Jordan's Fundamentals of the Human Mosaic

A Thematic Introduction to Cultural Geography

Author: Terry G. Jordan-Bychkov,Mona Domosh,Roderick P. Neumann,Patricia L. Price

Publisher: W. H. Freeman

ISBN: 9781464110689

Category: Science

Page: 384

View: 7380

Exceptionally brief, and filled with fascinating information and image-rich study features, Fundamentals of The Human Mosaic reintroduced the thematic organization that made Terry Jordan-Bychkov's The Human Mosaic a bestseller, centering coverage around five distinctive perspectives: • Culture region • Cultural diffusion • Cultural ecology • Cultural interaction • Cultural landscape The thoroughly updated new edition features a wealth of content updates and an expanded media package that includes Freeman's new online course space, LaunchPad (featuring LearningCurve adaptive quizzing and a number of additional interactive study tools in an innovative interface that makes it supremely easy to create and deliver assignments.

Loose-leaf Version for Fundamentals of the Human Mosaic

A Thematic Introduction to Cultural Geography

Author: Terry G. Jordan-Bychkov

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1464174334

Category: Science

Page: 384

View: 9626

Exceptionally brief, and filled with fascinating information and image-rich study features, Fundamentals of The Human Mosaic reintroduced the thematic organization that made Terry Jordan-Bychkov's The Human Mosaic a bestseller, centering coverage around five distinctive perspectives: • Culture region • Cultural diffusion • Cultural ecology • Cultural interaction • Cultural landscape

The Cultural Geography Reader

Author: Timothy Oakes,Patricia L. Price

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134113153

Category: Science

Page: 496

View: 3286

The Cultural Geography Reader draws together fifty-two classic and contemporary abridged readings that represent the scope of the discipline and its key concepts. Readings have been selected based on their originality, accessibility and empirical focus, allowing students to grasp the conceptual and theoretical tools of cultural geography through the grounded research of leading scholars in the field. Each of the eight sections begins with an introduction that discusses the key concepts, its history and relation to cultural geography and connections to other disciplines and practices. Six to seven abridged book chapters and journal articles, each with their own focused introductions, are also included in each section. The readability, broad scope, and coverage of both classic and contemporary pieces from the US and UK makes The Cultural Geography Reader relevant and accessible for a broad audience of undergraduate students and graduate students alike. It bridges the different national traditions in the US and UK, as well as introducing the span of classic and contemporary cultural geography. In doing so, it provides the instructor and student with a versatile yet enduring benchmark text.

The Human Mosaic

A Cultural Approach to Human Geography

Author: Mona Domosh,Roderick P. Neumann,Patricia L. Price,Terry G. Jordan-Bychkov

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429240180

Category: Science

Page: 496

View: 9594

The classic text originated by Terry Jordan remains a bestselling classroom favorite, continually offering students a cohesive framework for exploring both the defining core topics of human geography and the most important, emerging issues in the field. In the new edition, authors Mona Domosh, Roderick Neumann, and Patricia Price offer their take on Terry Jordan's unique approach, organizing each chapter around five essential themes: • Region • Mobility • Globalization • Nature-Culture • Cultural Landscape Within this thematic approach, the new edition offers fully updated coverage, new features and pedagogy, and new media options.

Student Atlas of World Politics

Tenth Edition

Author: John Allen,Christopher Sutton

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

ISBN: 007763361X

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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A World History of Rubber

Empire, Industry, and the Everyday

Author: Stephen L. Harp

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118934229

Category: History

Page: 190

View: 2331

A World History of Rubber helps readers understand and gain new insights into the social and cultural contexts of global production and consumption, from the nineteenth century to today, through the fascinating story of one commodity. Divides the coverage into themes of race, migration, and labor; gender on plantations and in factories; demand and everyday consumption; World Wars and nationalism; and resistance and independence Highlights the interrelatedness of our world long before the age of globalization and the global social inequalities that persist today Discusses key concepts of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including imperialism, industrialization, racism, and inequality, through the lens of rubber Provides an engaging and accessible narrative for all levels that is filled with archival research, illustrations, and maps

Urban Geography

Author: Tim Hall,Heather Barrett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317313534

Category: Science

Page: 384

View: 1432

This revised fifth edition not only examines the new geographical patterns forming within and between cities, but also investigates the way geographers have sought to make sense of this urban transformation. It is structured into three sections: 'contexts', 'themes' and 'issues' that move students from a foundation in urban geography through its major themes to contemporary and pressing issues. The text critically synthesizes key literatures in the following areas: the urban world changing approaches to urban geography urban form and structure economy and the city urban politics planning, regeneration and urban policy cities and culture architecture and urban landscapes images of the city experiencing the city housing and residential segregation transport and mobility in cities sustainability and the city. This edition builds on the success of the comprehensively revised fourth edition and provides revised chapters on transport/mobility and urban futures, with additional updating of readings and some case studies. The book synthesises a wide range of literature on each subject and presents the material in a lively engaging way, supported by an expanded range of student friendly features, including exercises and suggestions for further study.

The Interpretation of Cultures

Author: Clifford Geertz

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465093566

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

View: 2190

In The Interpretation of Cultures, the most original anthropologist of his generation moved far beyond the traditional confines of his discipline to develop an important new concept of culture. This groundbreaking book, winner of the 1974 Sorokin Award of the American Sociological Association, helped define for an entire generation of anthropologists what their field is ultimately about.

Statistics in Geography

A Practical Approach - Revised with 17 Programs

Author: David Ebdon

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631136880

Category: Science

Page: 242

View: 2887

Statistics in Geography has established itself as the best introductory textbook on the subject: the author makes statistical concepts and techniques intellible and their applications in a wide variety of problems comprehensible, even exciting. The main feature of this much-awaited new edition is a set of 17 computer programs (with sample outputs) that cover nearly all the statistical techniques described. These have been carefully written to be user-friendly in an elementary subset of Basic to make them simple to implement on most micro computers. This means students can be more adventurous in their applications and interpretations of statistical techniques. The author has, at the same time, retained all the worked examples in the book so that the reader can gain insight into the logic of the methds by working through them by hand. These, together with problems of various levels of complexity plus comprehensive answers at the back of the book, provide the student with a clear and thorough understanding of both the methods and their potential applications.

Sacred Worlds

An Introduction to Geography and Religion

Author: Chris Park

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113487734X

Category: Science

Page: 352

View: 9152

This book, the first in the field for two decades, looks at the relationships between geography and religion. It represents a synthesis of research by geographers of many countries, mainly since the 1960s. No previous book has tackled this emerging field from such a broad, interdisciplinary perspective, and never before have such a variety of detailed case studies been pulled together in so comparative or illuminating a way. Examples and case studies have been drawn from all the major world religions and from all continents from both a historical and contemporary perspective. Major themes covered in the book include the distribution of religion and the processes by which religion and religious ideas spread through space and time. Some of the important links between religion and population are also explored. A great deal of attention is focused on the visible manifestations of religion on the cultural landscape, including landscapes of worship and of death, and the whole field of sacred space and religious pilgrimage.

The McDonaldization of Society

Into the Digital Age

Author: George Ritzer

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506348548

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 2576

The McDonaldization of Society is George Ritzer's seminal work of critical sociology that links classical sociological theory to many aspects of contemporary life in a globalized world--Max Weber's rationalization thesis updated and applied to the the late 20th and early 21st century. Where Weber focused on bureaucracies as the "iron cages" of rationalization in his time, the central premise of McDonaldization is that the fast food restaurant has become the model for the rationalization process today. The book examines ways in which fast food businesses have created a system of operation based on efficiency, calculability, predictability, and control; and how the same principles have been applied to other settings and contexts as diverse as motel chains, "big box" stores, churches, child care centers, college rankings, health care providers, political participation, and most recently, the Internet.

The Image of the City

Author: Kevin Lynch

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262620017

Category: Architecture

Page: 194

View: 3943

The classic work on the evaluation of city form.

Twilight Nationalism

Politics of Existence at Life's End

Author: Daniel Monterescu,Haim Hazan

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 1503605647

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 9426

The city of Jaffa presents a paradox: intimate neighbors who are political foes. The official Jewish national tale proceeds from exile to redemption and nation-building, while the Palestinians' is one of a golden age cut short, followed by dispossession and resistance. The experiences of Jaffa's Jewish and Arab residents, however, reveal lives and nationalist sentiments far more complex. Twilight Nationalism shares the stories of ten of the city's elders—women and men, rich and poor, Muslims, Jews, and Christians—to radically deconstruct these national myths and challenge common understandings of belonging and alienation. Through the stories told at life's end, Daniel Monterescu and Haim Hazan illuminate how national affiliation ultimately gives way to existential circumstances. Similarities in lives prove to be shaped far more by socioeconomic class, age, and gender than national allegiance, and intersections between stories usher in a politics of existence in place of politics of identity. In offering the real stories individuals tell about themselves, this book reveals shared perspectives too long silenced and new understandings of local community previously lost in nationalist narratives.

Living in the Environment: Principles, Connections, and Solutions

Author: G. Tyler Miller,Scott Spoolman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133169546

Category: Science

Page: 800

View: 3188

Sustainability is the integrating theme of this current and thought-provoking book. LIVING IN THE ENVIRONMENT provides the basic scientific tools for understanding and thinking critically about the environment. Co-authors G. Tyler Miller and Scott Spoolman inspire students to take a positive approach toward finding and implementing useful environmental solutions in their own lives and in their careers. Updated with the most up-to-date information, art, and Good News examples, the text engages and motivates students with vivid case studies and hands-on quantitative exercises. The concept-centered approach transforms complex environmental topics and issues into key concepts that students will understand and remember. Overall, by framing the concepts with goals for more sustainable lifestyles and human communities, students see how promising the future can be. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

China's Geography

Globalization and the Dynamics of Political, Economic, and Social Change

Author: Gregory Veeck,Clifton W. Pannell,Christopher J. Smith,Youqin Huang

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0742567842

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

View: 8846

Despite China's obvious and growing importance on the world stage, it is often and easily misunderstood. Indeed, there are many Chinas, as this comprehensive survey of contemporary China vividly illustrates. Now in a thoroughly revised and updated edition that offers the only sustained geography of the reform era, this book traces the changes occurring in this powerful and ancient nation across both time and space. Beginning with China's diverse landscapes and environments, and continuing through its formative history and tumultuous recent past, the authors present contemporary China as a product of both internal and external forces of past and present. They trace current and future successes and challenges while placing China in its international context as a massive, still-developing nation that must meet the needs of its 1.3 billion citizens while becoming a major regional and global player. Through clear prose and new, dynamic maps and photos, China's Geography illustrates and explains the great differences in economy and culture found throughout China's many regions.

Constructing Architecture

Materials, Processes, Structures

Author: Andrea Deplazes

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3764371900

Category: Architecture

Page: 508

View: 2747

Now in its second edition: the trailblazing introduction and textbook on construction includes a new section on translucent materials and an article on the use of glass.

Observations and Predictions of Eclipse Times by Early Astronomers

Author: J.M. Steele

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401595283

Category: History

Page: 324

View: 4277

Eclipses have long been seen as important celestial phenomena, whether as omens affecting the future of kingdoms, or as useful astronomical events to help in deriving essential parameters for theories of the motion of the moon and sun. This is the first book to collect together all presently known records of timed eclipse observations and predictions from antiquity to the time of the invention of the telescope. In addition to cataloguing and assessing the accuracy of the various records, which come from regions as diverse as Ancient Mesopotamia, China, and Europe, the sources in which they are found are described in detail. Related questions such as what type of clocks were used to time the observations, how the eclipse predictions were made, and how these prediction schemes were derived from the available observations are also considered. The results of this investigation have important consequences for how we understand the relationship between observation and theory in early science and the role of astronomy in early cultures, and will be of interest to historians of science, astronomers, and ancient and medieval historians.

Contemporary Asian American Experience

Beyond the Model Minority- (Value Pack W/MySearchLab)

Author: Timothy P. Fong

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780205700622

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

View: 6595

MySearchLab provides students with a complete understanding of the research process so they can complete research projects confidently and efficiently. Students and instructors with an internet connection can visit www.MySearchLab.com and receive immediate access to thousands of full articles from the EBSCO ContentSelect database. In addition, MySearchLab offers extensive content on the research process itself—including tips on how to navigate and maximize time in the campus library, a step-by-step guide on writing a research paper, and instructions on how to finish an academic assignment with endnotes and bibliography. This book examines the contemporary history, culture, and social relationships that form the fundamental issues confronted by Asians in America today. Comprehensive, yet concise, it focuses on a broad range of issues, and features a unique comparative approach that analyzes how race, class, and gender intersect throughout the contemporary Asian American experience. Chapter topics cover the history of Asians in America; emerging communities, changing realities; Asian Americans and educational opportunity; workplace issues; anti-Asian violence; Asian Americans and the media; Asian American families and identities; and political empowerment. For anyone interested in an understanding and awareness beyond the simplistic stereotype of the “model minority” —through the exposure to important concerns of Asian American groups and communities.