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Contested Worlds

Author : Martin Phillips
ISBN : 9781351948944
Genre : Social Science
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Contested Worlds provides an introduction both to a multitude of geographical worlds which are currently being actively constructed and contested, and to a range of different perspectives on these worlds being adopted and contested by geographers. It is unique in its focus on the role of contestation in both the construction of geographical studies and in the geographies these studies seek to address. These issues are explored through a combination of general theoretical discussion and detailed international case studies. The areas discussed range in scale from the global, through the regional and national to the local worlds of the inner city, the neighbourhood and the village, with connections drawn between these scales. The book concludes that geography is being made in quite different ways. It asserts that geography is intrinsically a contested enterprise, and that this should be embraced as part of geographers becoming more critically involved in the making, and studying, of new contemporary human geographies.
Category: Social Science

Contested Worlds And A New Order After The End Of The Cold War

Author : Daniel Häußler
ISBN : 3668877076
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Seminar paper from the year 2015 in the subject Earth Science / Geography - Geopolitics, grade: 1,0, University of Tubingen, language: English, abstract: This case study addresses to the task of visualizing and describing the shifts in global politics by comparing two time periods: the Cold War and the era after the end of the Cold War. The entirely new approach uses the awarding of mega sporting events hosting rights as an allegory for the political importance of a country. The more organizations a country is selected for, the more powerful is the relative voice on global level of politics. The most substantial argument in favour of this simplifying method is constituted in the easy and prompt access to the data due to visualizing maps. Moreover, classifying results of several countries, made by Peter Vujakovic in 2005, will be compared to the interpretation of the results of this case study. With the help of this comprehensible approach one can see the topic from a different angle, and it helps to forecast the prospective development of global proportion of power. As a base, the literature research deals with an analysis of the world order during the Cold War and the shifts after the collapse of the Soviet Union. The illustration of the meaning and the background of mega sporting events completes the theoretical part.

Shakers Mormons And Religious Worlds

Author : Stephen C. Taysom
ISBN : 9780253004895
Genre : Religion
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Among America's more interesting new religious movements, the Shakers and the Mormons came to be thought of as separate and distinct from mainstream Protestantism. Using archives and historical materials from the 19th century, Stephen C. Taysom shows how these groups actively maintained boundaries and created their own thriving, but insular communities. Taysom discovers a core of innovation deployed by both the Shakers and the Mormons through which they embraced their status as outsiders. Their marginalization was critical to their initial success. As he skillfully negotiates the differences between Shakers and Mormons, Taysom illuminates the characteristics which set these groups apart and helped them to become true religious dissenters.
Category: Religion

Contested Voices

Author : M. Githens
ISBN : 9781137363503
Genre : Social Science
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A comprehensive and stimulating examination of how the migration of women affects attitudes in receiving countries, among the women themselves, and how changing women's attitudes shapes their relations with men and between generations within ethnic groups.
Category: Social Science

Contested Issues In Christian Origins And The New Testament

Author : Luke T. Johnson
ISBN : 9789004242982
Genre : Religion
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In Contested Issues in Christian Origins and the New Testament, Luke Timothy Johnson offers a series of independent studies on a range of critical questions from the historical Jesus to sexuality and law.
Category: Religion

Contested Creations In The Book Of Job

Author : Abigail Pelham
ISBN : 9789004218208
Genre : Religion
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In Contested Creations in the Book of Job: the-world-as-it-ought- and -ought-not-to-be Abigail Pelham examines the perspectives on creation presented by Job’s characters and explores the challenges to their certainties about creative agency and power raised by its epilogue.
Category: Religion

Global Economy Contested

Author : Marcus Taylor
ISBN : 9781135973308
Genre : Business & Economics
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Although much has been written on the topic of economic globalization, few volumes examine the social foundations of the global economy in a way that puts power and contestation at the forefront of the analysis. This book addresses this gap by emphasizing the contested social processes that underpin global production chains and financial structures. It demonstrates not only how the uneven effects of global economic integration impact upon workers and communities across the globe, but also how the agency of these individual and collective actors have reciprocal effects that reconfigure the terrain of global capitalism. Multidisciplinary in its approach, the book brings together an international group of social scientists who share a common interest in providing critical examinations of contemporary globalizations. With perspectives from sociologists, political scientists and political economists, it juxtaposes the examination of global trends with the diverse contexts of specific regions and countries. It features a range of case studies from North and Latin America, Europe, Africa, East and South-East Asia and post-communist Russia to explore the issues surrounding: global production chains and the international division of labour corporate social responsibility and socially responsible investing new forms of labour organizing and internationalism. It will be of interest to students and researchers in international political economy, the sociology of globalization, development studies, economic geography and labour studies.
Category: Business & Economics

Contested Space

Author : Gwynn Jenkins
ISBN : 9783825813666
Genre : Social Science
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In August 2007, the month when Malaysia celebrated 50 years of independence from colonial rule, two historic cities on the Straits of Malacca were assessed for inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage List. This book explores the cultural, social and physical history of one city and its multi ethnic population, tracing its urban evolution, the cultures of its population and the reflection of their cultures in their architecture and urban forms. It also investigates national and international influences - including those of heritage conservation bodies, and examines their impact on cultural perceptions, in order to unravel the identity reconstructions that have taken place over the nation's first 50 years.
Category: Social Science

Worldmaking Spenser

Author : Patrick Cheney
ISBN : 9780813161563
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Worldmaking Spenser reexamines the role of Spenser's work in English history and highlights the richness and complexity of his understanding of place. The volume centers on the idea that complex and allusive literary works such as The Faerie Queene must be read in the context of the cultural, literary, political, economic, and ideological forces at play in the highly allegorical poem. The authors define Spenser as the maker of poetic worlds, of the Elizabethan world, and of the modern world. The essays look at Spenser from three distinct vantage points. The contributors explore his literary origins in classical, medieval, and Renaissance continental writings and his influences on sixteenth-century culture. Spenser also had a great impact on later literary figures, including Lady Mary Wroth and Aemilia Lanyer, two of the seventeenth century's most important writers. The authors address the full range of Spenser's work, both long and short poetry as well as prose. The essays unequivocally demonstrate that Spenser occupies a substantial place in a seminal era in English history and European culture.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Worlds Of The East India Company

Author : H. V. Bowen
ISBN : 9781843830733
Genre : History
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The first multi-disciplinary history of the English East India Company, one of the most powerful commercial companies ever to have existed.
Category: History