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Erased from Space and Consciousness: Israel and the Depopulated Palestinian Villages of 1948

by Noga Kadman & Oren Yiftachel

Hundreds of Palestinian villages were left empty across Israel when their residents became refugees after the 1948 war, their lands and property confiscated. Most of the villages were razed by the new State...


Emigration in 21st-Century India: Governance, Legislation, Institutions

by S. Krishna Kumar & S. Irudaya Rajan

Emigration in 21st-Century India is the first definitive exposition of contemporary Indian labour migration. The book provides a comprehensive appraisal of the policies, legislation and institutional architecture...


Rural Development in the Third World

by Chris Dixon

The rural landscape of the Third World is generally seen as one worked by the impoverished. Chris Dixon shows that this is an increasingly inaccurate picture. Wealth does exist, with the landed often maintaining...


Land Degradation and Society

by Piers Blaikie & Harold Brookfield

Why does land management so often fail to prevent soil erosion, deforestation, salination and flooding? How serious are these problems, and for whom? This book, first published in 1987, sets out to answer these...


Rational Landscapes and Humanistic Geography

by Edward Relph

This book, first published in 1981, explores why it is that the modern built environment, while successfully providing material comfort and technical efficiency, none the less breeds despair and depression rather...


The Future Of Islam

by Wilfred Scawen Blunt

To Mohammedans the author owes more than a word of apology. A stranger and a sojourner among them, he has ventured on an exposition of their domestic griefs, and has occasionally touched the ark of their religion...


Living Issues in China

by Henry T. Hodgkin

This book, first published in 1932, explores several different aspects of life in China at the beginning of the twentieth century including education, family life, economics and religion. This book will be of...


Energy Security and the Indian Ocean Region

by Dennis Rumley & Sanjay Chaturvedi

First published in 2005, this book is the second volume produced by the Indian Ocean Research Group (IORG). The Indian Ocean Region has become increasingly important to discussions on energy security, not only...


Geopolitical Orientations, Regionalism and Security in the Indian Ocean

by Dennis Rumley & Sanjay Chaturvedi

First published in 2004, this book is the inaugural volume of the Indian Ocean Research Group (IORG) and is based on a selection of papers presented at the IORG launch in Chandigarh in November 2002. The volume...


Life Phases, Mobility and Consumption: An Ethnography of Shopping Routes

by Niklas, Dr Hansson, Jean-Sébastien, Mr Vayre & Helene, Professor Brembeck

The very routines of our daily life are to a great extent the expression of our vulnerability and dependence on incredibly wide and complex networks and socio-technical systems. Following people’s routes in...


Careful Eating: Bodies, Food and Care

by Anna, Dr Lavis, Emma-Jayne, Dr Abbots & Luci, Ms Attala

Critically reflecting on the interplays between food and care, this multidisciplinary volume asks ‘why do individuals, institutions and agencies care about what other people eat?’ It explores how acts of...


Building a World Heritage City: Sanaa, Yemen

by Michele, Dr Lamprakos & Brian, Professor Graham

The conservation of old Sanaa is a major cultural heritage initiative that began in the 1980's under the auspices of UNESCO; it continues today, led by local agencies and actors. In contrast to other parts of...


The Contemporary Caribbean

by Robert B. Potter, David Barker & Dennis Conway

This text focuses on the contemporary economic, social, geographical, environmental and political realities of the Caribbean region. Historical aspects of the Caribbean, such as slavery, the plantation system...


Earth and World: Philosophy After the Apollo Missions

by Kelly Oliver

Critically engaging the work of Immanuel Kant, Hannah Arendt, Martin Heidegger, and Jacques Derrida together with her own observations on contemporary politics, environmental degradation, and the pursuit of...


The Last Barbarians

by Michel Peissel

More than thirty years ago, Michael Peisel's classic, Mustang: A Lost Tibetan Kingdom, introduced the world to a region more isolated than the deepest Amazon. Against the odds--and in the tradition of the nineteenth-century...


Rural Modernity, Everyday Life and Visual Culture

by Rosemary, Dr Shirley

Through the lens of the everyday, this book explores ‘the countryside’ as an inhabited and practised realm with lived rhythms and routines. It relocates the topography of everyday life from its habitually...


The Design of Frontier Spaces: Control and Ambiguity

by Carolyn, Assoc Prof Loeb, Andreas, Professor Luescher & Matthew, Professor Carmona

In a globalizing world, frontiers may be in flux but they remain as significant as ever. New borders are established even as old borders are erased. Beyond lines on maps, however, borders are spatial zones in...


Urban Design in the Arab World: Reconceptualizing Boundaries

by Robert, Professor Saliba & Matthew, Professor Carmona

The Arab World is perceived to be a region rampant with constructed and ambiguous national identities, overwhelming wealth and poverty, religious diversity, and recently the Arab uprisings, a bottom-up revolution...


Critical Geographies of Cycling: History, Political Economy and Culture

by Glen, Professor Norcliffe & Margaret, Professor Grieco

Examining cycling from a range of geographical perspectives, this book uses historical and contemporary case studies to look at the history, politics, economy and culture of cycling. Pursuing a post-structural...


A Geography of the Lifeworld (Routledge Revivals): Movement, Rest and Encounter

by David Seamon

Within the modern Western lifestyle increasing conflict is becoming apparent between that patchwork of isolated points such as the home or the office, which are linked by a mechanical system of transportation...