A Companion to Political Geography

Author: John A. Agnew,Katharyne Mitchell,Gerard Toal

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470998938

Category: Science

Page: 512

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A Companion to Political Geography presents students and researchers with a substantial survey of this active and vibrant field. Introduces the best thinking in contemporary political geography. Contributions written by scholars whose work has helped to shape the discipline. Includes work at the cutting edge of the field. Covers the latest theoretical developments.

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Human Geography

Author: John A. Agnew,James S. Duncan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119250439

Category: Science

Page: 624

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This volume provides an up-to-date, authoritative synthesis of the discipline of human geography. Unparalleled in scope, the companion offers an indispensable overview to the field, representing both historical and contemporary perspectives. Edited and written by the world's leading authorities in the discipline Divided into three major sections: Foundations (the history of human geography from Ancient Greece to the late nineteenth century); The Classics (the roots of modern human geography); Contemporary Approaches (current issues and themes in human geography) Each contemporary issue is examined by two contributors offering distinctive perspectives on the same theme

A Companion to Social Geography

Author: Vincent J. Del Casino, Jr.,Mary Thomas,Paul Cloke,Ruth Panelli

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444395203

Category: Social Science

Page: 568

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This volume traces the complexity of social geography in both its historical and present contexts, whilst challenging readers to reflect critically on the tensions that run through social geographic thought. Organized to provide a new set of conceptual lenses through which social geographies can be discussed Presents an original intervention into the debates about social geography Highlights the importance of social geography within the broader field of geography

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Economic Geography

Author: Trevor J. Barnes,Jamie Peck,Eric Sheppard

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119250641

Category: Science

Page: 672

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The WileyBlackwell Companion to Economic Geography presents students and researchers with a comprehensive overview of the field, put together by a prestigious editorial team, with contributions from an international cast of prominent scholars. Offers a fully revised, expanded, and uptodate overview, following the successful and highly regarded Companion to Economic Geography published by Blackwell a decade earlier, providing a comprehensive assessment of the field Takes a prospective as well as retrospective look at the field, reviewing recent developments, recurrent challenges, and emerging agendas Incorporates diverse perspectives (in terms of specialty, demography and geography) of up and coming scholars, going beyond a focus on AngloAmerican research Encourages authors and researchers to engage with and contextualize their situated perspectives Explores areas of overlap, dialogues, and (potential) engagement between economic geography and cognate disciplines.

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Cultural Geography

Author: Nuala C. Johnson,Richard H. Schein,Jamie Winders

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119250714

Category: Science

Page: 568

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"A significantly revised new edition of this authoritative reference volume which traces the historical evolution of cultural geography through to the very latest research"--

A Companion to Feminist Geography

Author: Lise Nelson,Joni Seager

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405137363

Category: Science

Page: 640

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A Companion to Feminist Geography captures the breadth and diversity of this vibrant and substantive field. Shows how feminist geography has changed the landscape of geographical inquiry and knowledge since the 1970s. Explores the diverse literatures that comprise feminist geography today. Showcases cutting-edge research by feminist geographers. Charts emerging areas of scholarship, such as the body and the nation. Contributions from 50 leading international scholars in the field. Each chapter can be read for its own distinctive contribution.

A Companion to Environmental Geography

Author: Noel Castree,Bruce Rhoads

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119250625

Category: Science

Page: 608

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A Companion to Environmental Geography is the first book to comprehensively and systematically map the research frontier of 'human-environment geography' in an accessible and comprehensive way. Cross-cuts several areas of a discipline which has traditionally been seen as divided; presenting work by human and physical geographers in the same volume Presents both the current 'state of the art' research and charts future possibilities for the discipline Extends the term 'environmental geography' beyond its 'traditional' meanings to include new work on nature and environment by human and physical geographers - not just hazards, resources, and conservation geographers Contains essays from an outstanding group of international contributors from among established scholars and rising stars in geography

A Companion to Economic Geography

Author: Eric Sheppard

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470692723

Category: Science

Page: 556

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A Companion to Economic Geography presents students of human geography with an essential collection of original essays providing a key to understanding this important subdiscipline. The contributions are written by prominent international scholars offering a wide-ranging overview of the field. Places economic geography in the wider context of geography. Contributions from leading international scholars in the field. Presents a comprehensive, up-to-date and accessible overview of all the major themes in the field. Explores key debates, controversies and questions using a variety of historical and theoretical vantage points. Charts the important work that has been done in recent years and looks forward to new developments in the global economy.

Politische Philosophie heute

eine Einführung

Author: Will Kymlicka

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783593358918

Category: Political science

Page: 297

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Eine grundlegende und umfassende Einführung in die modernen Strömungen der politischen Philosophie: Utilitarismus, Liberalismus, Libertarismus, Marxismus, Kommunitarismus und Feminismus.

A Companion to Health and Medical Geography

Author: Tim Brown,Sara McLafferty,Graham Moon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444314779

Category: Science

Page: 640

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This Companion provides a comprehensive account of health and medical geography and approaches the major themes and key topics from a variety of angles. Offers a unique breadth of topics relating to both health and medical geography Includes contributions from a range of scholars from rising stars to established, internationally renowned authors Provides an up-to-date review of the state of the sub-discipline Thematically organized sections offer detailed accounts of specific issues and combine general overviews of the current literature with case study material Chapters cover topics at the cutting edge of the sub-discipline, including emerging and re-emerging diseases, the politics of disease, mental and emotional health, landscapes of despair, and the geography of care

A Companion to the City

Author: Gary Bridge,Sophie Watson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470692693

Category: Social Science

Page: 656

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A Companion to the City provides the reader with an indispensable and authoritative overview of the key debates, controversies, and questions concerning the city from a variety of theoretical vantage points with an international perspective. Indispensable companion for students of the City. Multidisciplinary approach of interest across several fields. Includes contributions from major scholars in the field.

A Companion to Cultural Geography

Author: James Duncan,Nuala C. Johnson,Richard H. Schein

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470997257

Category: Social Science

Page: 544

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A Companion to Cultural Geography brings together original contributions from 35 distinguished international scholars to provide a critical overview of this dynamic and influential field of study. Provides accessible overviews of key themes, debates and controversies from a variety of historical and theoretical vantage points Charts significant changes in cultural geography in the twentieth century as well as the principal approaches that currently animate work in the field A valuable resource not just for geographers but also those working in allied fields who wish to get a clear understanding of the contribution geography is making to cross-disciplinary debates

A Companion to Border Studies

Author: Thomas M. Wilson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119111676

Category: Social Science

Page: 640

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A Companion to Border Studies introduces an exciting and expanding field of interdisciplinary research, through the writing of an international array of scholars, from diverse perspectives that include anthropology, development studies, geography, history, political science and sociology. Explores how nations and cultural identities are being transformed by their dynamic, shifting borders where mobility is sometimes facilitated, other times impeded or prevented Offers an array of international views which together form an authoritative guide for students, instructors and researchers Reflects recent significant growth in the importance of understanding the distinctive characteristics of borders and frontiers, including cross–border cooperation, security and controls, migration and population displacements, hybridity, and transnationalism

Die Spätantike

römische Geschichte von Diocletian bis Justinian, 284-565 n. Chr

Author: Alexander Demandt

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406559938

Category: Byzantine Empire

Page: 753

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Die römische Nobilität im Ersten Punischen Krieg

Untersuchungen zur aristokratischen Konkurrenz in der Republik

Author: Bruno Bleckmann

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3050047372

Category: History

Page: 271

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Die aristokratische Führungsschicht Roms, ihr politisches und soziales Verhalten stehen im Zentrum der Forschungen zur römischen Republik und deren Übergang zur Monarchie. Bruno Bleckmann untersucht in seinem Buch aristokratisches Verhalten in der Zeit des Ersten Punischen Krieges. Die Begrenzung des Untersuchungszeitraums gerade auf diesen langjährigen Konflikt (264-241) ergibt sich nicht nur aus einer ausgesprochen günstigen Quellenlage, sondern vor allem durch die objektive Bedeutung, die dieser militärische Konflikt für die Formung einer Aristokratie hatte, die sich seit dieser Zeit sowohl durch ihren kriegerischen Charakter definierte, als auch durch die Selbstverständlichkeit, mit der großräumige mittelmeerische Perspektiven als Koordinatensystem eigenen Handelns in Anspruch genommen wurden.

Wiley Blackwell Companion to Political Theology

Author: William T. Cavanaugh,Peter Scott

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 1119133718

Category: Religion

Page: 640

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Offers a comprehensive survey and interpretation of contemporary Christian political theology in a newly revised and expanded edition This book presents the latest thinking on the topic of contemporary Christian political theology, with original and constructive essays that represent a range of opinions on various topics. With contributions from expert scholars in the field, it reflects a broad range of methodologies, ecclesial traditions, and geographic and social locations, and provides a sense of the diversity of political theologies. It also addresses the primary resources of the Christian tradition, which theologians draw on when constructing political theologies, and surveys some of the most important figures and movements in political theology. This revised and expanded edition provides the most comprehensive and accessible introduction to this lively and growing area of Christian theology. Organized into five sections, Wiley Blackwell Companion to Political Theology, Second Edition addresses the many changes that have occurred over the last 15 years within the field of political theology. It features new essays that address social developments and movements, such as Anglican Social Thought, John Milbank, Anabaptist Political Theologies, African Political Theologies, Postcolonialism, Political Economy, Technology and Virtuality, and Grass-roots Movements. The book also includes a new essay on the reception of Liberation Theology. Offers essays on topics such as the Trinity, atonement, and eschatology Features contributions from leading voices in the field of political theology Includes all-new entries covering fresh developments and movements like the urgency of climate change, virtuality and the digital age, the economic crisis of 2008, the discourse of religion and violence, and new modalities of war Addresses some important social movements from a theological point of view including postmodernism, grass-roots movements, and more Provides both Islamic and Jewish responses to political theology Written for academics and students of political theology, Wiley Blackwell Companion to Political Theology, 2nd Edition is an enlightening read that offers a wide range of authoritative essays from some of the most notable scholars in the field.

Technisch unterstütztes Wohnen im Stadtquartier

Potentiale, Akzeptanz und Nutzung eines Assistenzsystems für ältere Menschen

Author: Lynn Schelisch

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658113081

Category: Social Science

Page: 292

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Lynn Schelisch betrachtet über einen mehrjährigen Zeitraum die Akzeptanz und Nutzung eines Assistenzsystems für ältere Menschen im Alltagseinsatz und untersucht Möglichkeiten der Unterstützung, die sich für das selbstständige Wohnen im städtischen Umfeld ergeben. Das vorgestellte Assistenzsystem stößt bei den NutzerInnen mehrheitlich auf positive Resonanz, wenngleich die verschiedenen Funktionen unterschiedlich angenommen werden. Die Autorin zeigt, dass sich durch die beschriebenen Assistenztechniken allerdings Fortzüge im Alter nur im Einzelfall vermeiden lassen. In Kombination mit quartiersbezogenen sozialen Strukturen sind jedoch Effekte zu erwarten, die dem Wunsch eines selbständigen Wohnens in einer selbstbestimmten Umgebung bei gesundheitlichen Einschränkungen nachkommen.

Historische und historisch-literarische Texte

Author: Eckart Frahm

Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag

ISBN: 9783447058964

Category: History

Page: 276

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Die Stadt Assur war die Keimzelle des assyrischen Staates, der im 1. Jahrtausend v. Chr. zum ersten wirklichen Imperium der Weltgeschichte aufstieg. Wie sich diese historisch so folgenreiche Transformation des assyrischen Staatswesens vollzog und welchen Wandlungen dabei die Identitat seiner Eliten unterworfen war, dokumentieren zahlreiche in Assur gefundene Konigs- und Weihinschriften, Chroniken, Dekrete, Vertrage und historisch-literarische Texte. Im Band werden 80 dieser Texte zum grossten Teil erstmalig in Form von Bearbeitungen und Keilschriftautographien vorgelegt. Die leider zumeist nur fragmentarisch erhaltenen Texte, die in die Zeit vom 13. bis zum 7. Jahrhundert v. Chr. datieren, umfassen bislang unbekannte konigliche Annalen- und Bauberichte, eine Chronik aus der Zeit Assurnasirpals I., einen neuen "Gottesbrief," Manuskripte der Loyalitatseide Sanheribs sowie eine Art Dialog zwischen Konig Ischme-Dagan I.(?) und dem Gott Assur-Enlil. Auch die fruheste Erwahnung Agyptens in einer assyrischen Konigsinschrift wird in dem Band prasentiert.