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Amazonian Geographies

Amazonian Geographies Author Jacqueline M. Vadjunec
ISBN-10 9781317982968
Release 2014-07-16
Pages 240
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Amazonia exists in our imagination as well as on the ground. It is a mysterious and powerful construct in our psyches yet shares multiple (trans)national borders and diverse ecological and cultural landscapes. It is often presented as a seemingly homogeneous place: a lush tropical jungle teeming with exotic wildlife and plant diversity, as well as the various indigenous populations that inhabit the region. Yet, since Conquest, Amazonia has been linked to the global market and, after a long and varied history of colonization and development projects, Amazonia is peopled by many distinct cultural groups who remain largely invisible to the outside world despite their increasing integration into global markets and global politics. Millions of rubber tappers, neo-native groups, peasants, river dwellers, and urban residents continue to shape and re-shape the cultural landscape as they adapt their livelihood practices and political strategies in response to changing markets and shifting linkages with political and economic actors at local, regional, national, and international levels. This book explores the diversity of changing identities and cultural landscapes emerging in different corners of this rapidly changing region. This book was published as a special issue of the Journal of Cultural Geography.

Guardians of the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest Environmental Organizations and Development

Guardians of the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest  Environmental Organizations and Development Author Luiz C. Barbosa
ISBN-10 9781317577638
Release 2015-05-08
Pages 248
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The Amazon region is the focus of intense conflict between conservationists concerned with deforestation and advocates of agro-industrial development. This book focuses on the contributions of environmental organizations to the preservation of Brazilian Amazonia. It reveals how environmental organizations such as Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, WWF and others have fought fiercely to stop deforestation in the region. It documents how the history of frontier expansion and environmental struggle in the region is linked to Brazil’s position in an evolving capitalist world-economy. It is shown how Brazil’s effort to become a developed country has led successive Brazilian governments to devise development projects for Amazonia. The author analyses how globalization has led to the expansion of international commodity chains in the region, particularly for mineral ores, soybeans and beef. He shows how environmental organizations have politicized these commodity chains as weapons of conservation, through boycotting certain products, while other pro-development groups within Brazil claim that such organizations threaten Brazil's sovereignty over its own resources.

Rainforest Cowboys

Rainforest Cowboys Author Jeffrey Hoelle
ISBN-10 9780292768161
Release 2015-04-15
Pages 212
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The opening of the Amazon to colonization in the 1970s brought cattle, land conflict, and widespread deforestation. In the remote state of Acre, Brazil, rubber tappers fought against migrant ranchers to preserve the forest they relied on, and in the process, these "forest guardians" showed the world that it was possible to unite forest livelihoods and environmental preservation. Nowadays, many rubber tappers and their children are turning away from the forest-based lifestyle they once sought to protect and are becoming cattle-raisers or even caubois (cowboys). Rainforest Cowboys is the first book to examine the social and cultural forces driving the expansion of Amazonian cattle raising in all of their complexity. Drawing on eighteen months of fieldwork, Jeffrey Hoelle shows how cattle raising is about much more than beef production or deforestation in Acre, even among "carnivorous" environmentalists, vilified ranchers, and urbanites with no land or cattle. He contextualizes the rise of ranching in relation to political economic structures and broader meanings to understand the spread of "cattle culture." This cattle-centered vision of rural life builds on local experiences and influences from across the Americas and even resembles East African cultural practices. Written in a broadly accessible and interdisciplinary style, Rainforest Cowboys is essential reading for a global audience interested in understanding the economic and cultural features of cattle raising, deforestation, and the continuing tensions between conservation and development in the Amazon.

Landscapes of Power and Identity

Landscapes of Power and Identity Author Cynthia Radding Murrieta
ISBN-10 UTEXAS:059173017104173
Release 2005
Pages 431
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DIVThis comparative frontier history explores the role that natural environments played in shaping the contours of European-indigenous encounters and processes of colonization./div

Atlas of World Art

Atlas of World Art Author John Onians
ISBN-10 UOM:39015061454552
Release 2004
Pages 352
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Combines a survey of world art with maps showing the associations and dissemination of culture across the globe.

Land Change Science Political Ecology and Sustainability

Land Change Science  Political Ecology  and Sustainability Author Christian Brannstrom
ISBN-10 9781136262043
Release 2014-01-23
Pages 288
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Recent claims regarding convergence and divergence between land change science and political ecology as approaches to the study of human-environment relationships and sustainability science are examined and analyzed in this innovative volume. Comprised of 11 commissioned chapters as well as introductory and concluding/synthesis chapters, it advances the two fields by proposing new conceptual and methodological approaches toward integrating land change science and political ecology. The book also identifies areas of fundamental difference and disagreement between fields. These theoretical contributions will help a generation of young researchers refine their research approaches and will advance a debate among established scholars in geography, land-use studies, and sustainability science that has been developing since the early 2000s. At an empirical level, case studies focusing on sustainable development are included from Africa, Central and South America, and Southeast Asia. The specific topics addressed include tropical deforestation, swidden agriculture, mangrove forests, gender, and household issues.

Geography in America

Geography in America Author Cort J. Willmott
ISBN-10 0675206480
Release 1989
Pages 840
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Landscapes from Antiquity

Landscapes from Antiquity Author Simon Stoddart
ISBN-10 UOM:39015050812075
Release 2000
Pages 380
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This is the first volume of an exciting new project; Antiquity , drawing on its 75-year tradition of publishing articles of enduring value, has brought together twenty-four classic papers on a central archaeological theme. The papers have been selected to represent ancient and modern landscape approaches, organized into thematic sections: Early studies of Fox and Curwen, aerial photography of Bradford, Crawford and St Joseph, survey method, integrated regional landscapes, physical, industrial, contested and experienced landscapes. Each section is introduced with an overview and personal perspective by Simon Stoddart, the current editor of Antiquity . As he points out in the introduction, the editor of Antiquity has always drawn on the most exciting and relevant of current research. Consequently the frequency and content of landscape in Antiquity provides illuminating commentary on the definition and prominence of the theme landscape in archaeological research. Contents: Early studies of landscape: Prehistoric Cart-tracks in Malta ( T. Zammit ); Dykes ( Cyril Fox ); The Hebrides: a Cultural Backwater ( E. Cecil Curwen ); Native Settlements of Northumberland ( A. H. A. Hogg ). The impact of aerial photography: Woodbury. Two marvellous air-photographs ( O. G. S. Crawford ); Iron Age square enclosures in Rhineland ( K. V. Decker and I. Scollar ); Aerial reconnaissance in Picardy ( R. Agache ); Air reconnaissance: recent results ( J. K. St Joseph ). Survey method and analysis: Understanding early medieval pottery distributions ( A. J. Schofield ); Exploring the topography of the mind: GIS, social space and archaeology ( Marcos Llobera ). Integrated landscape archaeology: Neolithic settlement patterns at Avebury, Wiltshire ( Robin Holgate ); Stonehenge for the ancestors: the stones pass on the message ( M. Parker Pearson and Ramilisonina ); Aerial reconnaissance of the Fen Basin ( D. N. Riley ); The Fenland Project: from survey management and beyond ( John Coles and David Hall ); Siticulosa Apulia ( John Bradford and P. R. Williams-Hunt ); Archaeology and the Etruscan countryside ( Graeme Barker ). Physical landscapes: Active tectonics and land-use strategies: a Palaeolithic example from northwest Greece ( Geoff Bailey, Geoff King and Derek Sturdy ); A guide for archaeologists investigating Holocene landscapes ( A. J. Howard and M. G. Macklin ). Industrial landscapes: Trouble at t'mill: industrial archaeology in the 1980s ( C. M. Clark ); Towards an archaeology of navvy huts and settlements of the industrial revolution ( Michael Morris ). Contested landscapes: The Berlin Wall: production, preservation and consumption of a 20th-century monument ( Frederick Baker ); Seeing stars: character and identity in the landscapes of modern Macedonia ( Keith Brown ). Experienced landscapes: Forms of power: dimensions of an Irish megalithic landscape ( Jean McMann ); Late woodland landscapes of Wisconsin: ridges, fields, effigy mounds and territoriality ( William Gustav Gartner ).


Antiquity Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015068865248
Release 1999
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Includes section "Reviews."

Building a new biocultural synthesis

Building a new biocultural synthesis Author Alan H. Goodman
ISBN-10 0472096060
Release 1998-11
Pages 486
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Shows the potential for a reintegrated, critical, and politically relevant biocultural anthropology


Antiquity Author Manuel Vaquero, A.J. Howard & M.G. Macklin, Steven L. Kuhn, Mary C. Stiner & Erksin Gulec, Axel Pollex, Marek kohn & Steven mithen, Gill Hey, Alex Bayliss & Angela Boyle, Junko Habu & Clare Fawcett, Ian C. Glover, Li Liu, Yangjin Pak, Hyung Il Pai, Fumiko Ikawa-Smith, Barbara Bender, Clark L. Erickson, Fisher, Pollard & Frederick, Tina Thurston, William Gustav Gartner, Dunning, Scarborough, Valdez, Jr. , Luzzadder-Beach, Beach & Jones, Gary M. Feinman, Simon Stoddart & Ezra Zubrow
Release 1999
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Neolithic Orkney in Its European Context

Neolithic Orkney in Its European Context Author Anna Ritchie
ISBN-10 190293704X
Release 2000
Pages 385
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Orkney, newly-designated as a world heritage site, has numerous well-preserved Neolithic monuments which give insights into the lives of neolithic peoples in Britain and beyond. This text discusses the subject.

Abstracts of the Annual Meeting

Abstracts of the Annual Meeting Author American Anthropological Association
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105132137097
Release 2008
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Contemporary Archaeology in Theory

Contemporary Archaeology in Theory Author Robert W. Preucel
ISBN-10 9781444358513
Release 2011-10-04
Pages 664
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The second edition of Contemporary Archaeology in Theory: The New Pragmatism, has been thoroughly updated and revised, and features top scholars who redefine the theoretical and political agendas of the field, and challenge the usual distinctions between time, space, processes, and people. Defines the relevance of archaeology and the social sciences more generally to the modern world Challenges the traditional boundaries between prehistoric and historical archaeologies Discusses how archaeology articulates such contemporary topics and issues as landscape and natures; agency, meaning and practice; sexuality, embodiment and personhood; race, class, and ethnicity; materiality, memory, and historical silence; colonialism, nationalism, and empire; heritage, patrimony, and social justice; media, museums, and publics Examines the influence of American pragmatism on archaeology Offers 32 new chapters by leading archaeologists and cultural anthropologists

The Directory of Graduate Studies 1996 97

The Directory of Graduate Studies 1996 97 Author Hobsons Publishing, PLC
ISBN-10 UCAL:B4467612
Release 1996-05-01
Pages 1048
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The cosmopolitan screen

The cosmopolitan screen Author Lutz Peter Koepnick
ISBN-10 0472099663
Release 2007-04-30
Pages 320
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The Cosmopolitan Screen investigates the extent to which German filmmakers throughout the last sixty years have engaged with the ever more fluid trade of images, meanings, and identities in a globalizing world. The volume traces German cinema’s negotiation of the global as a multilayered story in which the hopes and the fears about the prospect of a more cosmopolitan culture often go hand in hand. Featuring original work from some of the foremost scholars in German film studies from either side of the Atlantic, The Cosmopolitan Screen makes a persuasive case for rethinking the place of the “national” within an increasingly cosmopolitan and global economy of images and sounds. "Offering fresh paradigms, perspectives and cross-connections, this volume pushes German film scholarship far beyond its old national framework." —Katie Trumpener, Professor of Comparative Literature, English and Film Studies, Yale University "Each of the essays, like the volume as a whole, offers new insights into the circulation of German images, sounds, stories, and texts, precisely by considering them beyond the narrow confines of a ‘uniquely German’ national identity. Schindler and Koepnick have envisioned a new future for both German Studies and Film Studies by locating postwar German cinema within global networks of production, reception, and technological innovation and change." —Patrice Petro, Professor of English and Film Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee "Schindler and Koepnick's formulation of the ‘cosmopolitan gaze’ as a vehicle for the constitution of a postnational German film studies is both cogent and charged with fruitful possibilities for future work in the field. The admirable mix of lucidity and critical sophistication which this array of scholars bring to their subject will make The Cosmopolitan Screen essential reading for students, scholars, and researchers." —Erica Carter, Professor and Chair of German Studies, University of Warwick Lutz Koepnick is Professor of German, Film and Media Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. Stephan K. Schindler is Professor of German, Comparative Literature and Film Studies at Washington University in St. Louis.

Index to American Doctoral Dissertations

Index to American Doctoral Dissertations Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105007592673
Release 1999
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