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            A New Narrative for Africa: Voice and Agency
             

            A New Narrative for Africa: Voice and Agency (Paperback)

            By Alao, Abiodun

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            This book addresses the perception of Africa in the global equation, tracing Africa's transition from a problem to be solved into an agency. Mixing Afro-optimism with heavy doses of Afro-reality and Afro-responsibility, this book attempts an academic picture of Africa This book c...alls for a new political narrative about Africa, capturing the multi-disciplinary dimensions of Africa's transition and critically examining its ramifications. The author discusses the origins of the Problem perception held about Africa and explains how things are turning around and how the continent is now becoming a voice to be heard rather than a problem to be solved. He then goes onto interrogate some of the key manifestations of this new voice and identifies how the world is responding to the new voice of Africa before finally, examining some of the contradictions that have been embedded in the transition. The book is strategically multi-disciplinary - emphasizing key disciplines of African studies in different chapters - for example: anthropology, ethnography and philosophy in Chapter 1; History, in Chapter 2; economics, in Chapter 3; politics in Chapter 4; arts, literature and aesthetics, in Chapter 5; religion, in Chapter 6, and Globalization, in Chapter 7. Through this, A New Narrative for Africa explores and analyses several of the various strands of the African studies discipline, examining the transformation of African on the global stage over the course of its history. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, this book will be of interest across African Studies, Global Affairs, politics, economics and development studies.
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            ISBN 9780367228637
            Released NZ 2 Jan 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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            Indigenous Rights to the City: Ethnicity and Urban Planning in Bolivia and Ecuador

            Indigenous Rights to the City: Ethnicity and Urban Planning in Bolivia and Ecuador (Paperback)

            By Horn, Philipp

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            This book breaks new ground in understanding urban indigeneity in policy and planning practice. It is the first comprehensive and comparative study that foregrounds the complex interplay of multiple organisations involved in translating indigenous rights to the city in Latin Amer...ica, focussing on the cities of La Paz and Quito. The book establishes how planning for urban indigeneity looks in practice, even in seemingly progressive settings, such as Bolivia and Ecuador, where indigenous rights to the city are recognised within constitutions. It demonstrates that the translation of indigenous rights to the city is a process involving different actor groups operating within state institutions and indigenous communities, which often hold conflicting interests and needs. The book also establishes a set of theoretical, methodological, and practical foundations for envisaging how urban indigenous planning in Latin America and elsewhere should be understood, studied, and undertaken: As a process which embraces conflict and challenges power relations within indigenous communities and between these communities and the state. This book will appeal to practitioners, researchers, and students working within the fields of urban planning, urban development, and indigenous rights.
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            ISBN 9780367661687
            Released NZ 30 Sep 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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            Home Gardens for Improved Food Security and Livelihoods
             

            Home Gardens for Improved Food Security and Livelihoods (Hardback)

            Edited by Galhena Dissanayake, D. Hashini; Maredia, Karimbhai M.

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            With food and nutritional security being a major global challenge, there is an urgent need to find innovative ways to increase food production and diversify food sources while increasing income-generating opportunities for communities faced with hunger and poverty. This book show...s how home gardens are particularly significant for resource-poor and marginalized communities in developing countries and how they offer a versatile strategy towards building local and more resilient food systems. Home gardens provide not only a basic or supplemental source of fresh and nutritious foods and income, but also a number of other benefits such as ecosystems services and conservation of local natural resources. The book provides a conceptual overview of social, economic, environmental, and nutritional issues related to home gardening in diverse contexts, including gender issues and biodiversity conservation. It presents country case studies from Africa, Asia and Latin America, highlighting home gardening experiences and initiatives. The book concludes with a synthesis of key lessons learned and ways forward for further enhancing home gardens for sustainable food security and development. It is shown that, implemented properly, home gardens can become an integral part of sustainable food security programmes.
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            ISBN 9781138202139
            Released NZ 21 Aug 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Earthscan Food and Agriculture
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            Russian Nationalism and Ethnic Violence: Symbolic Violence, Lynching, Pogrom and Massacre
             

            Russian Nationalism and Ethnic Violence: Symbolic Violence, Lynching, Pogrom and Massacre (Hardback)

            By Arnold, Richard

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            Nationalism is now the dominant narrative in Russian politics, and one with genuine popularity in society. Russian Nationalism and Ethnic Violence is a theoretical and empirical study which seeks to break the concept of ethnic violence into distinguishable types, examining the ke...y question of why violence within the same conflict takes different forms at certain times and providing empirical insight into the politics of one of the most important countries in the world today. Theoretically, the work promises to bring the content of ethnic identity back into explanations of ethnic violence, with concepts from social theory, and empirical and qualitative analysis of databases, newspaper reports, human rights reports, social media, and ethnographic interviews. It sets out a new typology of ethnic violence, studied against examples of neo-Nazi attacks, Cossack violence against Meskhetian Turks, and Russian race riots. Russian Nationalism and Ethnic Violence brings hate crimes in Russia into the study of ethnic violence and examines the social undercurrents that have led to Putin's embrace of nationalism. It adds to the growing body of English language scholarship on Russia's nationalist turn in the post-Cold War era, and will be essential reading for anyone seeking to understand not only why different forms of ethnic violence occur, but also the potential trajectory of Russian politics in the next 20 years.
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            ISBN 9781857438598
            Released NZ 28 Jun 2016
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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            Series Europa Country Perspectives
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            The Anthropology of Latin America and the Caribbean
             

            The Anthropology of Latin America and the Caribbean (Paperback, 2nd New edition)

            By Sanabria, Harry

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            This comprehensive introduction to the anthropology of Latin America and the Caribbean offers broad coverage of culture and society in the region, taking into account historical developments as well as the roles of power and inequality. The chapters address key topics such as col...onialism, globalization, violence, religion, race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, health, food, and popular culture. The text has been thoroughly updated for the second edition, including fresh case studies and a new chapter on independence and nation states. Students are provided with a solid overview of the major contemporary research trends, issues, and debates in the field. As well as containing a range of images and text boxes, each chapter ends with a summary, issues and questions, key terms and concepts, and recommendations for further reading and viewing.
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            ISBN 9781138675810
            Released NZ 8 May 2019
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            The Rise of India and China: Social, Economic and Environmental Impacts
             

            The Rise of India and China: Social, Economic and Environmental Impacts (Paperback)

            Edited by Sridhar, Kala S.; Jingfeng, Li

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            This book offers a comparative analysis of the rise of India and China and their decisive economic and social roles in a global context. It presents a cumulative picture of the socio-economic challenges as well as the opportunities for growth and inclusive development before Indi...a and China. The volume analyses the performance of the two countries based on economic and human development indicators. It highlights the key achievements of the two countries in governance and financial growth, and the potential for further economic development. Drawing on government data and empirical research, the book examines India and China's relative growth in trade, investments, renewable energy technologies, urbanisation, and employment and their policies on agriculture, land use, public health, and rural-urban inequality. Further, it discusses the shared challenges of inequality, poverty, gender disparity, and environment degradation which both countries face and contrasts their policy priorities and governance mechanisms. Comprehensive and insightful, this book will be of great interest for researchers and scholars of development studies, economics, international relations, comparative politics, sociology, public policy, and Asian studies. It will also be useful for think tanks, policy makers, and general readers interested in the India-China relationship.
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            ISBN 9780367562243
            Released NZ 19 Nov 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Critical Perspectives on India and China
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            The Rise of India and China: Social, Economic and Environmental Impacts
             

            The Rise of India and China: Social, Economic and Environmental Impacts (Hardback)

            Edited by Sridhar, Kala S.; Jingfeng, Li

            • RRP: $282.00
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            This book offers a comparative analysis of the rise of India and China and their decisive economic and social roles in a global context. It presents a cumulative picture of the socio-economic challenges as well as the opportunities for growth and inclusive development before Indi...a and China. The volume analyses the performance of the two countries based on economic and human development indicators. It highlights the key achievements of the two countries in governance and financial growth, and the potential for further economic development. Drawing on government data and empirical research, the book examines India and China's relative growth in trade, investments, renewable energy technologies, urbanisation, and employment and their policies on agriculture, land use, public health, and rural-urban inequality. Further, it discusses the shared challenges of inequality, poverty, gender disparity, and environment degradation which both countries face and contrasts their policy priorities and governance mechanisms. Comprehensive and insightful, this book will be of great interest for researchers and scholars of development studies, economics, international relations, comparative politics, sociology, public policy, and Asian studies. It will also be useful for think tanks, policy makers, and general readers interested in the India-China relationship.
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            ISBN 9780367431877
            Released NZ 19 Nov 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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            Series Routledge Critical Perspectives on India and China
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            From German Koenigsberg to Soviet Kaliningrad: Appropriating Place and Constructing Identity
             

            From German Koenigsberg to Soviet Kaliningrad: Appropriating Place and Constructing Identity (Hardback)

            By Freeman, Jamie

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            This book explores how the Soviet Union after capturing and annexing the German East Prussian city of Koenigsberg in 1945 and renaming it Kaliningrad worked to transform the city into a model of Soviet modernity. It examines how the Soviets expelled all the remaining German peopl...e, repopulated the city and region with setters from elsewhere in the Soviet Union, destroyed the key remaining German buildings and began building a model Soviet city, a physical manifestation of the societal transformation brought about by communism. However, the book goes on to show that over time many of the model Soviet buildings were uncompleted, and that the citizens, aware of their Polish and Lithuanian neighbours both to east and west and appreciating their place in the wider Baltic region, came to view themselves as something different from other Soviet and Russian citizens. The book concludes by assessing present developments as the people of Kaliningrad are increasingly rediscovering the city's pre-Soviet past and forging a new identity for themselves on their own terms.
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            ISBN 9780367408978
            Released NZ 5 Nov 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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            Series BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies
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            Drawing the Line: Nature, Hybridity and Politics in Transboundary Spaces
             

            Drawing the Line: Nature, Hybridity and Politics in Transboundary Spaces (Hardback)

            By Fall, Juliet

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            This book provides the first comprehensive and critical examination of the spatial assumptions underpinning transboundary protected areas in Europe, at a time of surging global enthusiasm in creating and managing such areas. It explores how the reliance on the natural science app...roach to space within environmental planning has led to a return of exclusionary discourses, in paradoxical contrast to the stated claims of designing 'peace parks'. The book builds a much-needed link between the critical geopolitical literature on boundaries and social approaches to nature and hybridity. Drawing the Line is theoretically informed yet grounded in substantial fieldwork from sites in France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and the Ukraine. It uses material from the field to build and question theoretical debates, moving beyond site-specific issues to wider patterns and trends.
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            ISBN 9780815388654
            Released NZ 29 Nov 2017
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
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            Trafficking and Sex Work in Cambodia
             

            Trafficking and Sex Work in Cambodia (Hardback)

            By Sandy, Larissa

            • RRP: $271.00
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              31 Dec 23

            Cambodia has long been identified as a human trafficking hotspot and, after sustained pressure from the US and other governments, in February 2008 the Cambodian government promulgated its Law on the Suppression of Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation. This law equates sex wo...rk with human trafficking and has led to the criminalisation of sex work in Cambodia. This book shows how policies to combat human trafficking and regulate sex work have shaped both the structure of the modern Cambodian sex industry and sex workers' experiences. It is rich in empirical detail, based on extensive long-term fieldwork and in-depth interviews and highly original, as the author describes the largely undocumented experiences of male and female sex workers to show how sex work remains prevalent in Cambodia and continues to be a dynamic terrain responding to global and local socioeconomic forces and moulded by government control and people's constantly changing social and sexual tastes. The analyses unpack the very serious consequences of the conflation between sex work and human trafficking. In tracing contemporary shifts and changes in the sex industry and sex work practices, the book draws clear connections between attempts to regulate the industry and transformations in contemporary sexual practices. Thus, it shows the extent to which regulations determine the structure of the industry and conditions under which male and female sex workers operate. Ultimately, the author argues that understanding sex workers' experiences of the implementation of anti-trafficking measures is essential to the development of evidence-based policy necessary to respond to the growing crisis in the region. A significant political intervention, the book gives an impetus to programmatic change, particularly relating to how governments develop and implement legal frameworks that combat human trafficking and advance knowledge on Southeast Asia. It makes a vital contribution to public debates and scholarsh
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            ISBN 9781138478923
            Released NZ 31 Dec 2023
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series
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