Download e-book for kindle: Visual Sociology by Douglas Harper

By Douglas Harper

Visual sociology has been a part of the sociological vocabulary because the Seventies, yet before there has no longer been a accomplished textual content that introduces this zone. Written through one of many founding fathers within the box, Visual Sociology explores how the area that's visible, photographed, drawn, or another way represented visually isn't the same as the area that's represented via phrases and numbers.



Doug Harper’s unparalleled images and fascinating, vigorous writing sort will introduce:




  • visual sociology as embodied observation

  • visual sociology as semiotics

  • visual sociology as an method of information: empirical, narrative, phenomenological and reflexive

  • visual sociology as a side of photograph documentary

  • visual sociology and multimedia.



This definitive textbook is made of 11 chapters at the key themes in visible sociology. With educating and studying information, in addition to transparent, obtainable motives of present considering within the box, this ebook might be a useful source to all people with an curiosity in visible sociology, examine tools, cultural geography, cultural conception or visible anthropology.

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Download e-book for kindle: Innovations in Urban Climate Governance: Voluntary Programs by Jeroen van der Heijden

By Jeroen van der Heijden

construction on targeted information, this booklet analyses the efficacy of a fashionable weather switch mitigation procedure: voluntary courses for sustainable structures and towns. It evaluates the functionality of thirty-five voluntary courses from the worldwide north and south, together with certification courses, wisdom networks, and novel kinds of financing. the writer examines them in the course of the lens of membership idea, city transformation concept, and diffusion of ideas concept. utilizing qualitative comparative research (QCA) the ebook issues out the possibilities and constraints of voluntary courses for decarbonising the equipped atmosphere, and argues for a metamorphosis in their use in weather swap mitigation. The booklet will attract readers attracted to sustainable urban making plans, weather switch mitigation, and voluntarism in its place governance mechanism for attaining socially and environmentally fascinating results. The vast range of circumstances from the worldwide north and south generate new insights, and gives sensible guidance for designing powerful programs.

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René-Paul Desse,Sophie Lestrade's Mutations de l’espace marchand (Espace et Territoires) PDF

By René-Paul Desse,Sophie Lestrade

S'appuyant sur une vingtaine d'études réparties sur plusieurs continents (Europe, Afrique, Asie), cet ouvrage suggest une réflexion sur le devenir de l'espace marchand en ce début de XXIe siècle. Il s'agit de prendre en compte l'impact des nouvelles applied sciences sur les espaces commerciaux (phénomène force et e-commerce) ou des nouveaux lieux du trade (nationaux, régionaux ou de quartier). L'ouvrage examine également des espaces marchands au prisme de los angeles mondialisation, celle-ci n'étant résolument pas, pour ce secteur, une globalisation générant l'uniformité.

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Read e-book online Nature, Temporality and Environmental Management: PDF

By Lesley Head,Katarina Saltzman,Gunhild Setten,Marie Stenseke

How are assorted ideas of nature and time embedded into human practices of panorama and environmental administration? and the way can temporalities that entwine prior, current and destiny aid us care for demanding situations at the flooring? In a time of uncertainty and weather switch, how a lot do we carry onto beliefs of nature rooted in a pristine and reliable earlier? The Scandinavian and Australian views during this booklet throw clean mild on those questions and discover new percentages and demanding situations in doubtful and altering landscapes of the future.



This e-book offers examples from farmers, gardens and Indigenous groups, between others, and exhibits that many of us and groups are already actively attractive with environmental swap and uncertainty. The e-book is based round 4 issues; environmental futures, cellular natures, indigenous and colonial legacies, background and administration. half I contains vital contributions in the direction of modern environmental administration debates, but the chapters during this part additionally express how the legacy of older landscapes kinds a part of the lively construction of destiny ones. half II examines the demanding situations of residing with cellular natures, because it is stated that environments, natures and folks don't stand nonetheless. a huge measurement of the history and modern politics of Australia, Sweden and Norway is the presence of indigenous peoples. As is apparent partially III, the legacies of the colonial earlier either hang-out and energise modern land administration judgements. ultimately, half IV demonstrates how the background and background of landscapes, together with human actions in these landscapes, are entwined with modern environmental administration.



The wealthy empirical content material of the chapters exposes the variety of meanings, practices, and methods of being in nature that may be derived from cultural environmental examine in numerous disciplines. the typical engagements among humans, nature and temporalities offer very important inventive assets with which to satisfy destiny challenges.

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Download PDF by Bernd Streich: Stadtplanung in der Wissensgesellschaft: Ein Handbuch

By Bernd Streich

Das Buch befasst sich umfassend mit dem Thema Stadtplanung unter den Rahmenbedingungen der Wissensgesellschaft. In eleven Kapiteln werden alle wichtigen Aspekte der Stadtplanung thematisiert. Städtebauliche Planungstheorie, institutionelle Grundlagen und Methoden werden ebenso behandelt wie die Planung von Stadtstrukturen, die Gestaltung von Städten oder das städtebauliche Planungsrecht. Vertiefende Kapitel sind Stadterneuerung, Stadtentwicklung sowie den internationalen Beziehungsgeflechten der Stadtplanung gewidmet; den Abschluss macht ein Kapitel über utopisches Denken in der Stadtplanung. Der Textteil des Buches wird durch digitale Medien - DVD und Internetauftritt - ergänzt.

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Download e-book for kindle: Housing, Markets and Policy (Housing and Society Series) by Peter Malpass,Rob Rowlands

By Peter Malpass,Rob Rowlands

This publication of in particular commissioned essays by way of extraordinary housing students addresses the vast concerns in modern debates approximately housing and housing coverage within the united kingdom. taking off a particular and coherent research, it steers a path among these money owed that depend on monetary conception and research and those who emphasize coverage.


It is educated by way of the concept that the Nineteen Seventies used to be a pivotal decade within the moment half the 20 th century, and that on the grounds that that point there was a profound transformation within the housing procedure and housing coverage within the united kingdom. The members describe, learn and clarify features of that transformation, as a foundation for knowing the current and wondering the longer term. The research of housing is determined inside an realizing of the broader alterations affecting the financial system and the welfare nation because the crises of the mid 1970s.

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Read e-book online Aux Marquises: Une renaissance culturelle - (3e édition) PDF

By Laure Dominique Agniel

Quelle histoire que celle de ces pionniers des mers venus d'Asie du Sud-Est il y a deux mille ans pour s'implanter au milieu de l'océan Pacifique et coloniser toutes les îles du monde polynésien, de l'île de Pâques à Hawaï ! Les Marquises ont attiré de tous temps aventuriers et artistes. Tous célèbrent l. a. beauté de ces îles, dont los angeles tradition malmenée pendant l. a. colonisation est aujourd'hui en pleine renaissance. Sculpture, tatouage, danse s'épanouissent dans un paradis écologique préservé.

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Get Landscapes of Power and Identity: Comparative Histories in PDF

By Cynthia Radding

Landscapes of strength and Identity is a groundbreaking comparative historical past of 2 colonies at the frontiers of the Spanish empire—the Sonora area of northwestern Mexico and the Chiquitos quarter of jap Bolivia’s lowlands—from the past due colonial interval in the course of the center of the 19th century. An cutting edge mixture of environmental and cultural heritage, this publication displays Cynthia Radding’s greater than 20 years of study on Mexico and Bolivia and her attention of the relationships among human societies and the geographic landscapes they inhabit and create. firstly look, Sonora and Chiquitos are rather diversified: one a scrub-covered wasteland, the opposite a tropical rainforest of the better Amazonian and Paraguayan river basins. but the areas are related in lots of methods. either have been situated faraway from the facilities of colonial authority, equipped into Jesuit missions and associated with the central mining facilities of latest Spain and the Andes, after which absorbed into realms within the 19th century. In every one region, the indigenous groups encountered eu governors, missionaries, slave hunters, retailers, miners, and ranchers.

Radding’s comparative method illuminates what occurred while related associations of imperial governance, trade, and faith have been planted in several actual and cultural environments. She attracts on archival records, released stories by way of missionaries and tourists, and former histories in addition to ecological experiences and ethnographies. She additionally considers cultural artifacts, together with archaeological is still, structure, liturgical song, and spiritual dances. Radding demonstrates how colonial encounters have been conditioned through either the neighborhood panorama and cultural expectancies; how the colonizers and colonized understood notions of territory and estate; how faith shaped the cultural practices and old thoughts of the Sonoran and Chiquitano peoples; and the way the clash among the indigenous groups and the encircling creole societies built in new instructions good into the 19th century.

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Human Ecology: Contemporary Research and Practice - download pdf or read online

By Daniel G. Bates,Judith Tucker

This booklet arose from the necessity to advance obtainable research-based case learn fabric which addresses modern concerns and difficulties within the quickly evolving box of human ecology. educational, political, and, certainly, public curiosity within the environmental sciences is at the upward push. this can be without doubt spurred by way of media assurance of weather swap and international warming and attendant ordinary mess ups comparable to strange drought and flood stipulations, poisonous dirt storms, toxins of air and water, and so forth. yet there's additionally a transforming into highbrow information of the social motives of anthropogenic environmental affects, political vectors in making a choice on conser- tion results, and the function of neighborhood representations of ecological wisdom in source administration and sustainable yield construction. this is often mirrored within the swift bring up of ecology classes being taught at major universities within the fa- growing to be constructing international locations a lot as was once the case a decade or in the past in Europe and North the United States. The learn offered this is all taken from fresh problems with Human Ecology: An Interdisciplinary magazine. because the magazine itself is a number one discussion board for cont- porary examine, the articles we've chosen signify a cross-section of labor which brings the views of human ecology to endure on present difficulties being confronted world wide. The chapters are prepared in the sort of strategy to facilitate using this quantity both to coach a direction or to introduce an educated reader to the field.

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Download PDF by Heila Lotz-Sisitka,Overson Shumba,Justin Lupele,Di Wilmot: Schooling for Sustainable Development in Africa

By Heila Lotz-Sisitka,Overson Shumba,Justin Lupele,Di Wilmot

This booklet considers the scope and dynamics of schooling for Sustainable improvement (ESD) and studying in faculties in Africa. It explores the stipulations and procedures that help such studying, and examines how ESD in education can enhance the standard and relevance of schooling. the standard of schooling has been outlined across the world as a key situation for academic associations world wide, together with colleges in Africa. The types of caliber are usually constrained to performance-based techniques and/or inclusive methods. The contributions during this e-book convey that there's extra to a dialogue on academic caliber in Africa than functionality luck and/or inclusion. The chapters clarify how ESD brings a brand new relevance to schooling in Africa, and even as, sounds the start of a brand new idea of caliber schooling. the amount provides a set of reports in developing and helping caliber studying methods via a range of ESD practices.

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