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The Visual World Atlas

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (November 14, 2012)

An overview of the state of the world for understanding global issues Inside you will find: • more than 110 thematic maps, • more than 50 fact tables from world renown organizations, • more than 130 photographs,...


Labor and Global Justice: Essays on the Ethics of Labor Practices under Globalization

by Tim R. Johnston, Mary C. Rawlinson, Ronald M. S. Commers & Wim Vandekerckhove et al. Lexington Books (October 30, 2014)

Labor and Global Justice combines conceptual and theoretical perspectives across a multiplicity of relevant differences, both geographical and disciplinary, to develop a transnational perspective on labor and...


The World of Maps: Map Reading and Interpretation for the 21st Century

by Judith A. Tyner The Guilford Press (September 15, 2014)

Maps have power--they can instruct, make life easier, mislead, or even lie. This engaging text provides the tools to read, analyze, and use any kind of map and assess its strengths and weaknesses. Requiring...


Little Vast Rooms of Undoing: Exploring Identity and Embodiment through Public Toilet Spaces

by Dara Blumenthal Rowman & Littlefield International (August 28, 2014)

Little Vast Rooms of Undoing explores the relationship between identity and embodiment in public toilet spaces.


North American Odyssey: Historical Geographies for the Twenty-first Century

by Craig E. Colten & Geoffrey L. Buckley Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 27, 2014)

This groundbreaking volume offers a fresh approach to conceptualizing the historical geography of North America by taking a thematic rather than a traditional regional perspective. Leading geographers, building...


Space, Place, and Sex: Geographies of Sexualities

by Lynda Johnston & Robyn Longhurst Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 16, 2009)

This accessible and engaging book provides a critical geography of sex and sexuality from the body to the globe. Drawing on queer, feminist, gender, social, and cultural studies, Lynda Johnston and Robyn Longhurst...


Organization Theory and Transnational Social Movements: Organizational Life and Internal Dynamics of Power Exercise within the Alternative Globalizati

by Kleber Bertrand Ghimire Lexington Books (April 08, 2011)

This book explores the internal functioning and exercise of power inside a widely acclaimed transnational social organization: the alternative globalization movement. Drawing on new empirical data and perspectives...


Irish Migrants in New Communities: Seeking the Fair Land?

by Máirtín Ó Catháin, Micheal O hAodha, Bridget Connelly & James Patrick Walsh et al. Lexington Books (May 16, 2014)

Irish Migrants in New Communities: Seeking the Fair Land? examines the interactions of Irish migrants and the new societies and experiences that opened up to them through the process of emigration and exile....


Kurdish Politics in the Middle East

by Nader Entessar Lexington Books (November 05, 2009)

Kurdish Politics in the Middle East analyzes Kurdish politics in Iran, Iraq, and Turkey and places Kurdish socio-political developments in the context of regional and global politics. The book also explains...


Koreans in North America: Their Experiences in the Twenty-First Century

by Pyong Gap Min Lexington Books (December 08, 2012)

Koreans in North America covers various topics related to Korean experiences in the U.S. and Canada, including their immigration and settlement patterns, changes in business patterns, and identity, comprehensively....


The European Culture Area: A Systematic Geography

by Alexander B. Murphy, Terry G. Jordan-Bychkov & Bella Bychkova Jordan Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 12, 2014)

Now in a fully updated edition, this leading textbook has been thoroughly revised to reflect the sweeping changes the past decade has brought to Europe and to incorporate new research and teaching approaches...


Border Patrol Nation: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Homeland Security

by Todd Miller City Lights Publishers (March 24, 2014)

Fast-paced frontline reporting and analysis on the militaristic spread of US Border Patrol and the long-term consequences for free society.


When the Earth Roars: Lessons from the History of Earthquakes in Japan

by Gregory Smits Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 21, 2014)

Japan, which is among the most earthquake-prone regions in the world, has a long history of responding to seismic disasters. However, despite advances in earthquake-related safety technologies, the destructiveness...


The Franz Boas Enigma

by Ludger Müller-Wille Baraka Books (February 07, 2014)

How did Franz Boas become the central founder of anthropology and a driving force promoting science in public life in North America? To answer this question, linguistic and cultural barriers must be overcome...


Making Human Geography

by Kevin R. Cox The Guilford Press (December 17, 2013)

This book cogently examines how human geography has developed from a field with limited self-awareness regarding method and theory to the vibrant study of society and space that it is today. Kevin R. Cox provides...


Extraordinary, Ordinary Women: Questions of Expatriate Identity in Contemporary American Paris

by Kelly Rogers UPA (December 16, 2013)

This book provides an intimate portrait of twenty American expatriate women residing in Paris today. Pulling back the veil of idealism and romanticism shrouding the women’s migrant lives, the book examines...


Geographies of Dance: Body, Movement, and Corporeal Negotiations

by Olaf Kuhlke, Adam M. Pine, Matthew Kurtz & Teresa Heiland et al. Lexington Books (December 24, 2013)

This book is the first comprehensive examination of the relationship between dance and geography. It includes articles from geographers, anthropologists, dance historians, architects, and urban planners and...


Cities of North America: Contemporary Challenges in U.S. and Canadian Cities

by Lisa Benton-Short Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 12, 2013)

This timely text provides a comprehensive overview of the dramatic and rapidly evolving issues confronting the cities of North America. Metropolitan areas throughout the United States and Canada face a range...


A Language Older Than Words

by Derrick Jensen Chelsea Green Publishing (March 01, 2004)

At once a beautifully poetic memoir and an exploration of the various ways we live in the world, A Language Older Than Words explains violence as a pathology that touches every aspect of our lives and indeed...


Listening to the Land: Conversations about Nature, Culture and Eros

by Derrick Jensen Chelsea Green Publishing (March 01, 2004)

In this far-ranging and heartening collection, Derrick Jensen gathers conversations with environmentalists, theologians, Native Americans, psychologists, and feminists, engaging some of our best minds in an...


Private Anti-Piracy Navies: How Warships for Hire are Changing Maritime Security

by John J. Pitney Jr. & John-Clark Levin Lexington Books (December 12, 2013)

Private Anti-Piracy Navies assesses the historical context, current state, and future prospects of privatizing maritime security vessels. It places particular emphasis on the economic, legal, and operational...


Making Cairo Medieval

by Nezar AlSayyad, Irene A. Bierman & Nasser Rabbat Lexington Books (March 25, 2005)

During the nineteenth century, Cairo witnessed one of its most dramatic periods of transformation. Well on its way to becoming a modern and cosmopolitan city, by the end of the century, a 'medieval' Cairo had...


Tourism and Social Change in Post-Socialist Zanzibar: Struggles for Identity, Movement, and Civilization

by Akbar Keshodkar Lexington Books (October 22, 2013)

Tourism and Social Change in Post-Socialist Zanzibar examines how Zanzibaris are struggling to move through the local landscape in the post-socialist era dominated by tourism. Using the theoretical framework...


Special Interest Society: How Membership-based Organizations Shape America

by James R. Hudson & Patricia A. Hudson Lexington Books (September 12, 2013)

Membership-based organizations play a central role in our society yet those studying voluntary associations fail to recognize their distinctive characteristics as their impact is profound and our understanding...


Joaquín Balaguer, Memory, and Diaspora: The Lasting Political Legacies of an American Protég

by Ana S. Q. Liberato Lexington Books (September 26, 2013)

Joaquín Balaguer, Memory, and Diaspora takes from and expands upon a growing and diversified body of scholarship on the enduring effects of authoritarian legacies among local and diasporic populations. It uncovers...


The Spatial Humanities: GIS and the Future of Humanities Scholarship

by David J. Bodenhamer, John Corrigan & Trevor M. Harris Indiana University Press (June 10, 2010)

Geographic information systems (GIS) have spurred a renewed interest in the influence of geographical space on human behavior and cultural development. Ideally GIS enables humanities scholars to discover relationships...


Travels in Paradox: Remapping Tourism

by Tim Oakes, Claudio Minca, Pauliina Raento & Steven Flusty et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 30, 2006)

This innovative volume focuses on tourism through the twin lenses of cultural theory and cultural geography. Presenting a set of innovative case studies on tourist places around the world, the contributors explore...


Engaging Film: Geographies of Mobility and Identity

by Tim Cresswell & Deborah Dixon Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 20, 2002)

Engaging Film is a creative, interdisciplinary volume that explores the engagements among film, space, and identity and features a section on the use of films in the classroom as a critical pedagogical tool....


The American Way: A Geographical History of Crisis and Recovery

by Carville Earle Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 04, 2003)

The geography of contemporary U.S. political economy has roots that run deep into our past. Earle traces their growth to the seventeenth-century origins of liberalism, republicanism, and financial crises.


Toronto: Transformations in a City and Its Region

by Edward Relph University of Pennsylvania Press (August 22, 2013)

Toronto describes the diverse and remarkable transformations that have occurred in the urban landscapes of Toronto, especially over the last fifty years as it has grown from a provincial industrial city into...


Rooster in the Rice: An Ecological View of Life, Study, and Citizenship along Culture's Edges

by George Holmes Honadle Hamilton Books (August 16, 2013)

Rooster in the Rice captures the excitement of living, studying, and working abroad. Between two cultures lies a nether world of edges, where the rules of neither culture dominate. This book presents sixty incidents...


African American Life and Culture in Orange Mound: Case Study of a Black Community in Memphis, Tennessee, 1890-1980

by Charles Williams Lexington Books (August 28, 2013)

African American Life and Culture in Orange Mound is an exploration of the conditions of living for residents of the unincorporated subdivision in the deep south from 1890 to 1919.


Six Billion Plus: World Population in the Twenty-first Century

by K. Bruce Newbold Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 25, 2006)

Recognizing that world population growth will be explosive well into the twenty-first century, Six Billion Plus offers a geographical and global perspective on the profound implications of this trend. This compact,...


Place, Power, Situation and Spectacle: A Geography of Film

by Stuart C. Aitken & Leo E. Zonn Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 29, 1994)

'Nowhere has such a fine collection of essays argued so forcefully on the power of film to shape and mediate human experiences of place and environment.'-Kenneth E. Foote, The University of Texas at Austin


Homecomings: Unsettling Paths of Return

by Fran Markowitz & Anders H. Stefansson Lexington Books (November 09, 2004)

Homecomings explores the forces and motives that drive immigrants, war refugees, political exiles, and their descendants back to places of origin. By including a range of homecoming experiences, Markowitz and...


The Themed Space: Locating Culture, Nation, and Self

by Scott A. Lukas Lexington Books (October 07, 2007)

The Themed Space: Locating Culture, Nation and Self is the first edited collection focused on the subject of the themed space. Twelve authors address a range of themed spaces, including restaurants, casinos,...


Spoil Island: Reading the Makeshift Archipelago

by Charlie Hailey Lexington Books (August 01, 2013)

Spoil islands are overlooked places combining dirt with paradise, waste-land with “brave new world,” and wildness with human intervention. Mundane products of dredging, these islands form an uninvestigated...


American Green: Class, Crisis, and the Deployment of Nature in Central Park, Yosemite, and Yellowstone

by Stephen A. Germic Lexington Books (May 25, 2001)

In this work of interdisciplinary scholarship, Stephen A. Germic reveals how America's first parks, both urban and 'wilderness,' were created and organized to mitigate the most threatening social and economic...


Philosophy and Geography II: The Production of Public Space

by Jonathan M. Smith, Andrew Light, Mario Pascalev & Matthew Gorton et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 18, 1997)

Philosophers and geographers have converged on the topic of public space, fascinated and in many ways alarmed by fundamental changes in the way post-industrial societies produce space for public use, and in...


Women, Body, Illness: Space and Identity in the Everyday Lives of Women with Chronic Illness

by Pamela Moss & Isabel Dyck Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 14, 2003)

This provocative work explores concepts of body and space to understand the daily struggles of women with chronic illness. Moss and Dyck show how such women-coping with notions of illness, health, and being...


The Taste of American Place: A Reader on Regional and Ethnic Foods

by James R. Shortridge, Barbara G. Shortridge, Timothy C. Lloyd & James F. Hoy et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 01, 1999)

Tracing the intertwined roles of food, ethnicity, and regionalism in the construction of American identity, this textbook examines the central role food plays in our lives. Drawing on a range of disciplines-including...


Feminisms in Geography: Rethinking Space, Place, and Knowledges

by Pamela Moss & Karen Falconer Al-Hindi Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 27, 2007)

In this innovative reader, Pamela Moss and Karen Falconer Al-Hindi present a unique, reflective approach to what feminist geography is and who feminist geographers are. Their carefully crafted textbook invigorates...


Globalization and the Environment

by Peter Christoff & Robyn Eckersley Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 28, 2013)

This book by two leading scholars offers the first systematic analysis of the relationship between globalization and the environment from the early Modern period to the present. Peter Christoff and Robyn Eckersley...


Encountering Gorillas: A Chronicle of Discovery, Exploitation, Understanding, and Survival

by James L. Newman Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 10, 2013)

James L. Newman brings a lifetime of study to this powerful exploration of the rich and varied interaction between gorillas and humans since earliest contact. Tragically, most free-living gorillas—facing habitat...


Sexuality, Rurality, and Geography

by Lia Bryant, Barbara Pini, Andrew Gorman-Murray & Nick McGlynn et al. Lexington Books (December 27, 2012)

This edited book offers a detailed examination of the interstices of ruralities and sexualities over a number of different countries, focusing a geographical lens on the relationships between sexualities and...


Locked In, Locked Out: Gated Communities in a Puerto Rican City

by Zaire Zenit Dinzey-Flores University of Pennsylvania Press (April 22, 2013)

In Locked In, Locked Out, Zaire Zenit Dinzey-Flores examines four communities in Ponce, Puerto Rico, showing how gates—in both physical and symbolic ways—distribute power, reroute movement, sustain social...


Chinese History in Geographical Perspective

by Yongtao Du & Jeff Kyong-McClain Lexington Books (January 30, 2013)

This volume treats “China” first and foremost as an evolving and imagined geographical entity. The contributors explore China’s last five hundred years of history using geography as a lens through which...


Global Information Society: Technology, Knowledge, and Mobility

by Mark I. Wilson, Aharon Kellerman & Kenneth E. Corey Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 19, 2013)

This unique and empowering text offers a comprehensive, global perspective on the information society from a broad social science perspective. The authors, at the forefront of this dynamic field, provide an...


Exile: Cuba in the Heart of Miami

by David Rieff Simon & Schuster (February 19, 2013)

This is a fascinating portrait of Miami's Cuban population, the most successful group of immigrants to settle in the United States since the Jews of the nineteenth century.

David Rieff has provided an engrossing...


The Geography of Southeast Asia: A Scholarly Bibliography and Guide

by Thomas A. Rumney UPA (April 07, 2010)

This book discusses the varied geographical aspects of Southeast Asia, an area that has long been of interest to geographers and other academics. This collection identifies, organizes, and presents various scholarly...