Social Geography and Politics
Author: Ryan D. Enos
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Political Science
View: 1536The Space Between Us brings the connection between geography, psychology, and politics to life. By going into the neighborhoods of real cities, Enos shows how our perceptions of racial, ethnic, and religious groups are intuitively shaped by where these groups live and interact daily. His accessible writing makes even the most rigorous of social science research widely appealing in this timely book.
Author: Colette Cauvin,Francisco Escobar,Aziz Serradj
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
View: 7518This series in three volumes considers maps as constructions resulting from a number of successive transformations and stages integrated in a logical reasoning and an order of choices. Volume 2 focuses on the impact of the quantitative revolution, partially related to the advent of the computer age, on thematic cartography.
Geographical Societal Perspectives
Author: A. Kellerman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
View: 2592Time and space are two of the most basic dimensions of human life. They envelop all human beings from birth to death. As such, they provide the context for human existence. At the same time, however, time and space also serve as major influencing factors in mankind's actions. Hence, a vast literature has developed on time and space as separate dimensions, and recently on time-space as joint dimensions. Interestingly enough, the social connotations of time and space have mostly been studied with the individual human being in mind. The more societal significance of time and space, whether separately or jointly, have been relatively neglected. It is the purpose of this volume to help fill this lacuna through discussions on some of the many junctions of time, space, and society at large. The discussion will naturally involve concepts and findings from more than just one discipline -- notably, geography, sociology, social history and political science. It is, thus, obvious that the topic may be highlighted from several perspectives. Given my own education and work, the approach will lean more to the geographical perspective. Geography has a special merit as an integrating framework for the study of time, space, and society. It is a discipline that has space at the center of its raison d'etre and, as such, has always striven for integration, holism and comprehensiveness.
Author: Hans Goebl
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
View: 7813Der seit 30 Jahren immer häufiger verwendete Terminus "Kontaktlinguistik" bezeichnet ein multidisziplinäres Forschungsgebiet, das - eingebunden in den Gesamtrahmen der Linguistik - auf die Mitberücksichtigung zahlreicher soziologischer, psychologischer, ethnologischer, geographischer, historischer, politischer und anthroplogischer Sehweisen angewiesen ist. Die Herausgeber des Handbuchs verstehen unter Kontaktlinguistik eine von Linguisten aller Fachrichtungen gegenüber dem Phänomen des sozialen Kontakts zweier oder mehrerer natürlicher Einzelsprachen eingenommene Forschungshaltung und die daraus sich ergebenden theoretischen und praktischen Resutate. Sie sind sich dabei aber der Tatsache voll bewußt, daß kontaktlinguistisches Forschen keine Neuerung des 20. Jahrhunderts ist, sondern vielmehr schon immer integrativer Bestandteil von Linguistik und Philologie seit deren Existenz als Einzelwissenschaft war. Aus systematischen, arbeitspraktischen, aber auch wissenschafts-historischen Gründen wird jedoch im Rahmen der Konzeption dieses Handbuchs davon ausgegangen, daß von Kontaktlinguistik im engeren Sinne erst in der Nachfolge von Uriel Weinreichs Buch "Languages in Contact" (1953) gesprochen werden kann. Hinsichtlich der Eigenständigkeit der Kontaktlinguistik wird auf zwei heute sehr wesentliche Faktoren hingewiesen: 1) auf den sachlich relevanten Umstand der in neuerer Zeit immens gesteigerten Mobilität vieler Völker, Kulturen und Kulturgüter (und damit auch von deren Sprachen) und 2) auf die wissenschaftliche Notwendigkeit der integrativen Zusammenfügung ansonsten getrennt operierender Einzelwissenschaften zu einer möglichst umfassenden wissenschaftlichen Analyse mehrsprachiger Phänomene. Das zweibändige Handbuch richtet sich an alle - Wissenschaftler wie interessierte Laien - , die mit Problemen des synchronen Sprachkontakts zu tun haben. In beiden Halbbänden werden zur besseren Vermittlung der Problematik neben dem wissenschaftlichen Text in größerem Umfang auch Graphiken, Tabellen und Karten verwendet. Dieses Handbuch ist der erste Versuch, weltweit stets wichtiger werdende Themen wie Mehrsprachigkeit, Sprachkontakt und Sprachkonflikt in übersichtlichen und die jüngsten Forschungsergebnisse einschließenden Analysen zu erarbeiten und der Fachwelt vorzulegen.
The Geographical Mediation of State and Society
Author: John A. Agnew
Category: Social Science
View: 3606The first part of the book is concerned with developing the place perspective. Three dimensions of place are put forward: locale and sense of place describe the objective and subjective dimensions of local social arrangements within which political behaviour is realized; location refers to the impact of the ‘macro-order’, to the fact that a single place is one among many and that the social life of a place is embedded in theworkings of the state and the world economy. The second part of the book provides detailed examinations of American and Scottish politics, using the place perspective. Contrary to the view that place or locality is important only in ‘traditional societies’, this book argues that place is of continuing significance in even the most ‘advanced’ societies.
Author: Jonathan Raper
Publisher: CRC Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
View: 2319The way people normally view a GIS is 2-dimensional, a greatly limiting form. However, as developments occur within the field, researchers and practitioners are finding ways to make a GIS 3-dimensional, and in some instances even 4-dimensional. Being able to view a GIS in more than 2 dimensions greatly enhances its usability. This forward-looking text, looks at the ways in which 3- and 4-dimensional (multidimensional) GIS can be incorporated into the area in the future using a variety of programming techniques. The author of this unique book also discusses current examples and uses of multidimensional GIS in the field and shows the way forward for users in the coming years.
Geographical Perspectives on Globalization and Touristed Landscapes
Author: Alan A Lew
View: 6457The seductiveness of touristed landscapes is simultaneously local and global, as travelled places are formed and reworked by the activities of diverse, mobile people, in their desires to experience situated, sensuous qualities of difference. Cartier and Lew’s interesting and informative book explores contemporary issues in travel and tourism and human geography, and the complex cultural, political, and economic activities at stake in touristed landscapes as a result of globalization. This book assesses travel and tourism as simultaneously cultural and economic processes, through ideas about place seduction and the formation of landscapes. Throughout, examples are given from urban and environmental touristed landscapes, from major world cities to tropical islands, and chapter contributions include: an analysis of the representational character of landscape and the built environment historic constructions of place seduction the importance of class, racial, and gender dimensions of place how mobility and the seduction of place orient identity formation the environmental impacts of tourism economies. Broad in scope, this book is ideal for social scientists and humanists who are interested in contemporary debates about place studies, mobility, and the located realities of globalization.
Author: Departments of Surveying Engineering and Computer Science Max J Egenhofer,Max J. Egenhofer,Reginald G. Golledge
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
View: 9454In an effort to further investigation into critical development facets of geographic information systems (GIS), this book explores the reasoning processes that apply to geographic space and time. As a result of an iniative sponsored by the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIA), it treats the computational, cognitive and social science applications aspects of spatial and temporal reasoning in GIS. Essays were contributed by scholars from a broad spectrum of disciplines including: geography, cartography, surveying and engineering, computer science, mathematics and environmental and cognitive psychology.
Author: Rhona C. Free
Category: Business & Economics
View: 6145Interest in economics is at an all-time high. Among the challenges facing the nation is an economy with rapidly rising unemployment, failures of major businesses and industries, and continued dependence on oil with its wildly fluctuating price. Americans are debating the proper role of the government in company bailouts, the effectiveness of tax cuts versus increased government spending to stimulate the economy, and potential effects of deflation. Economists have dealt with such questions for generations, but they have taken on new meaning and significance. Tackling these questions and encompassing analysis of traditional economic theory and topics as well as those that economists have only more recently addressed, 21st Century Economics: A Reference Handbook is intended to meet the needs of several types of readers. Undergraduate students preparing for exams will find summaries of theory and models in key areas of micro and macroeconomics. Readers interested in learning about economic analysis of an issue as well students embarking on research projects will find introductions to relevant theory and empirical evidence. And economists seeking to learn about extensions of analysis into new areas or about new approaches will benefit from chapters that introduce cutting-edge topics. To make the book accessible to undergraduate students, models have been presented only in graphical format (minimal calculus) and empirical evidence has been summarized in ways that do not require much background in statistics or econometrics. It is thereby hoped that chapters will provide both crucial information and inspiration in a non-threatening, highly readable format.
Author: Rod Gerber,M. Williams
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
View: 2623This book draws together for the first time expertise in cultural geography and geographical education that synthesises the main ideas in these fields to improve our cultural understanding of the world and to demonstrate how such understanding may be interwoven into the geography curricula at different levels of education. Its aim is to inject more intercultural understanding and education into people's lives. This is achieved by focusing on key aspects such as geography and culture, geography and citizenship, pedagogic implications and future directions for inter-cultural learning, understanding, and education. Through contributions from international researchers and educators, this publication demonstrates how the study of geography can assist people in different social and cultural groups to sustain their lifeworlds, and, wherever possible, improve them for future generations of citizens. Therefore, geography can be effective in the promotion of lifelong learning for groups of people who interact in both real and virtual worlds in the twenty-first century.
Author: Barney Warf
Publisher: SAGE Publications
View: 7930Simply stated, geography studies the locations of things and the explanations that underlie spatial distributions. Profound forces at work throughout the world have made geographical knowledge increasingly important for understanding numerous human dilemmas and our capacities to address them. With more than 1,200 entries, the Encyclopedia of Geography reflects how the growth of geography has propelled a demand for intermediaries between the abstract language of academia and the ordinary language of everyday life. The six volumes of this encyclopedia encapsulate a diverse array of topics to offer a comprehensive and useful summary of the state of the discipline in the early 21st century. Key Features Gives a concise historical sketch of geography's long, rich, and fascinating history, including human geography, physical geography, and GIS Provides succinct summaries of trends such as globalization, environmental destruction, new geospatial technologies, and cyberspace Decomposes geography into the six broad subject areas: physical geography; human geography; nature and society; methods, models, and GIS; history of geography; and geographer biographies, geographic organizations, and important social movements Provides hundreds of color illustrations and images that lend depth and realism to the text Includes a special map section Key Themes Physical Geography Human Geography Nature and Society Methods, Models, and GIS People, Organizations, and Movements History of Geography This encyclopedia strategically reflects the enormous diversity of the discipline, the multiple meanings of space itself, and the diverse views of geographers. It brings together the diversity of geographical knowledge, making it an invaluable resource for any academic library.
Author: Kay Anderson
Category: Social Science
View: 4286"The editors of this genuinely brilliant book seem to dare the reader to argue with them from the first page... I would encourage everyone interested in cultural geography, or in the cultural turn within a whole set of human geogrphies, to do likewise." --ANNALS OF THE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN GEOGRAPHERS "A richly plural and impassioned re-presentation of cultural geography that eschews everything in the way of boundary drawing and fixity. A re-visioning of the field as "a set of engagements with the world," it contains a vibrant atlas of ever shifting possibilities. Throbbing with commitment, and un-disciplined in the most positive sense of that term, it is exactly what a handbook ought to be." --Professor Allan Pred Department of Geography, University of California at Berkeley Ten sections, with a detailed editorial introduction, the Handbook of Cultural Geography presents a comprehensive statement of the relation between the cultural imagination and the geographical imagination. Emphasising the intellectual diversity of the discipline, the Handbook is a textured overview that presents a state-of-the-art assessment of the key questions informing cultural geography, while also looking at resonances between cultural geography and other disciplines.
Author: Sarah Curtis
View: 1380By relating theoretical arguments to specific landscapes Sarah Curtis develops the basis for a geographical analysis of health problems and proposes a range of strategies for reducing disadvantage and societal inequalities.