0
Your cart

Your cart is empty

Browse All Departments
Price
  • R100 - R250 (32)
  • R250 - R500 (83)
  • R500+ (145)
  • -
Status
Format
Author / Contributor
Publisher

Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social groups & communities > Alternative lifestyles

Border Women and the Community of Maclovio Rojas - Autonomy in the Spaces of Neoliberal Neglect (Paperback): Michelle Tellez Border Women and the Community of Maclovio Rojas - Autonomy in the Spaces of Neoliberal Neglect (Paperback)
Michelle Tellez
R629 Discovery Miles 6 290 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Gangs and Youth Subcultures - International Explorations (Paperback): Kayleen Hazlehurst, Cameron Hazlehurst Gangs and Youth Subcultures - International Explorations (Paperback)
Kayleen Hazlehurst, Cameron Hazlehurst
R1,051 Discovery Miles 10 510 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Gangs are growing in many different social, economic, and political environments coupled with an alarming breakdown of public order. Failures to contain or reduce gang crime in European, Asian, South American, African, and North American cities may be symptoms of fundamental problems threatening the fabric of many societies. The spread of gangs to suburbia and remote locations is a palpable, worldwide threat. But despite nearly a century of scholarly inquiry into street gangs and youth subcultures, no single work systematically reflects on comparative international experiences with gangs. Gangs and Youth Subcultures takes up this challenge.Kayleen Hazlehurst and Cameron Hazlehurst argue that theories of gang behavior in immigrant communities and the influence of transnational crime syndicates are better tested in more than one host society. Similar phenomena would be better understood if placed in a comparative context. To this purpose, the editors assembled expert scholars and policy advisers from North America, Europe, South Africa, and Australasia. Gangs and Youth Subculture lays the groundwork for an explanation of why gangs continue to grow in strength and influence, and why they have spread to remote locations.Kayleen Hazlehurst and Cameron Hazlehurst present new findings and innovative preventive strategies in a clear, concise fashion. No other work brings together experts on gangs and youth subcultures from so many countries. As such, this trailblazing book will interest scholars and teachers of criminology and sociology, justice system administrators, as well as law enforcement officers and youth workers internationally.

Globalization of Communes - 1950-2010 (Paperback): Yaacov Oved Globalization of Communes - 1950-2010 (Paperback)
Yaacov Oved
R1,051 Discovery Miles 10 510 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

After World War II, communes and cooperative communities became internationally oriented in their membership and networking began to develop. Unlike earlier such enterprises, these groups shared an openness to international relationships. This was evident both in the groups' social composition, and in the extension of networks beyond their own country. Such globalization opened up the possibility of comparative analysis, which has become a trend in research since the 1950s. The dynamism and speed with which voluntary communities have spread throughout the world is impressive. In the 1950s there were only a few hundred such societies, but by the end of the last century there were thousands. These have taken a variety of forms. There are religious and secular communes, intentional communities, ecological communities, co-housing projects, various types of Christian communities, communities of Eastern religions, and spiritual communities inspired by New Age thought. Yaacov Oved shows that such societies maintain a community based on cooperation and expand their influence through newspapers, television, and the Internet. Their chief characteristic is their openness to the outside world, and their search for a way to move beyond a world of individualism and competitiveness. To accomplish this, they embrace all the tools of the modern world. Oved observes that those who predicted the failure of communes and intentional communities failed to appreciate the extent to which people in today's society aspire to communal life. This book answers the doubters and does so with a sense of deep historical understanding.

Merry Midwinter - How to Rediscover the Magic of the Christmas Season (Paperback, 2nd edition): Gillian Monks Merry Midwinter - How to Rediscover the Magic of the Christmas Season (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Gillian Monks 1
R245 R195 Discovery Miles 1 950 Save R50 (20%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

'Lots of ideas for making gifts and decorations but not spending tons of money buying them' Jenni Murray Celebrating midwinter is not about what you buy or how much you spend - it's about your attitude to life. Turn away from the frenetic consumerism of Christmas and rediscover the authentic and meaningful realities of this, the oldest and most precious celebration of the year. The true significance of midwinter is not found in any individual spiritual or religious belief or practice. Instead, the winter solstice provides an opportunity to celebrate what we as humans share; to set aside our differences and come together with a sense of community and cheer. Merry Midwinter is a cornucopia of ideas for how to make your own decorations (kissing boughs, advent wreaths, crackers, stockings and more); your own alternative gifts which cost nothing except your time and thought; your own entertainments and games; and simple, seasonal recipes from years gone by.

A Handmade Life - In Search of Simplicity (Paperback): William Coperthwaite A Handmade Life - In Search of Simplicity (Paperback)
William Coperthwaite; Photographs by Peter Forbes; John Saltmarsh
R589 R440 Discovery Miles 4 400 Save R149 (25%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

William Coperthwaite is a teacher, builder, designer, and writer who for many years has explored the possibilities of true simplicity on a homestead on the north coast of Maine. In the spirit of Henry David Thoreau, Emily Dickinson, and Helen and Scott Nearing, Coperthwaite has fashioned a livelihood of integrity and completeness-buying almost nothing, providing for his own needs, and serving as a guide and companion to hundreds of apprentices drawn to his unique way of being."A Handmade Life" carries Coperthwaite's ongoing experiments with hand tools, hand-grown and gathered food, and handmade shelter, clothing, and furnishings out into the world to challenge and inspire. His writing is both philosophical and practical, exploring themes of beauty, work, education, and design while giving instruction on the hand-crafting of the necessities of life. Richly illustrated with luminous color photographs by Peter Forbes, the book is a moving and inspirational testament to a new practice of old ways of life.

Some Wear Leather, Some Wear Lace - A Worldwide Compendium of Postpunk and Goth in the 1980s (Paperback): Andrea Harriman,... Some Wear Leather, Some Wear Lace - A Worldwide Compendium of Postpunk and Goth in the 1980s (Paperback)
Andrea Harriman, Marloes Bontje
R715 Discovery Miles 7 150 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

It was a scene that had many names: some original members referred to themselves as punks, others, new romantics, new wavers, the bats, or the morbids. "Goth" did not gain lexical currency until the late 1980s. But no matter what term was used, "postpunk" encompasses all the incarnations of the 1980s alternative movement. "Some Wear Leather, Some Wear Lace "is a visual and oral history of the first decade of the scene. Featuring interviews with both the performers and the audience to capture the community on and off stage, the book places personal snapshots alongside professional photography to reveal a unique range of fashions, bands, and scenes.
A book about the music, the individual, and the creativity of a worldwide community rather than theoretical definitions of a subculture, "Some Wear Leather, Some Wear Lace" considers a subject not often covered by academic books. Whether you were part of the scene or are just fascinated by different modes of expression, this book will transport you to another time and place.

American Countercultures: An Encyclopedia of Nonconformists, Alternative Lifestyles, and Radical Ideas in U.S. History - An... American Countercultures: An Encyclopedia of Nonconformists, Alternative Lifestyles, and Radical Ideas in U.S. History - An Encyclopedia of Nonconformists, Alternative Lifestyles, and Radical Ideas in U.S. History (Hardcover, New)
Gina Misiroglu
R7,061 Discovery Miles 70 610 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Counterculture, while commonly used to describe youth-oriented movements during the 1960s, refers to any attempt to challenge or change conventional values and practices or the dominant lifestyles of the day. This fascinating three-volume set explores these movements in America from colonial times to the present in colorful detail. "American Countercultures" is the first reference work to examine the impact of countercultural movements on American social history. It highlights the writings, recordings, and visual works produced by these movements to educate, inspire, and incite action in all eras of the nation's history. A-Z entries provide a wealth of information on personalities, places, events, concepts, beliefs, groups, and practices. The set includes numerous illustrations, a topic finder, primary source documents, a bibliography and a filmography, and an index.

Bisexuality and Same-Sex Marriage (Hardcover): M. Paz Galupo Bisexuality and Same-Sex Marriage (Hardcover)
M. Paz Galupo
R2,743 R899 Discovery Miles 8 990 Save R1,844 (67%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In our society, the argument for or against same-sex marriage becomes even more heated when the debate turns to bisexual women and men. Bisexuality and Same-Sex Marriage thoughtfully explores this debate from a wide range of interdisciplinary perspectives, presenting respected scholars from fields as diverse as American Studies, Communication, Criminology, Human and Organizational Systems, Law and Social Policy, LGBT Studies, Organizational Behavior, Psychology, Sociology, Women s Studies, and Queer Studies. This clear-viewed volume is organized into three perspectives theoretical, research, and personal that frame the debate from a macro to micro level of analysis.
This book goes beyond the intense acrimony and divisiveness to rationally examine the issue from various viewpoints and through the latest research. This informative text presents and analyzes in depth the current findings and the diverse LGBT and straight perspectives on the issue. This insightful resource discusses in detail personal views, the latest theories, and is extensively referenced.

Bisexuality and Same-Sex Marriage is an essential volume for LGBT studies professionals, psychologists, counselors, educators, students, and interested general public.

This book was published as a special issue of the Journal of Bisexuality."

Black Widows (Paperback): Cate Quinn Black Widows (Paperback)
Cate Quinn 1
R360 R305 Discovery Miles 3 050 Save R55 (15%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

The only thing the three women had in common was their husband. And, as of this morning, that they're each accused of his murder.

Blake Nelson moved into a hidden stretch of land - a raw paradise in the wilds of Utah - where he lived with his three wives: Rachel, the chief wife, obedient and doting to a fault. Tina, the other wife, who's everything Rachel isn't. And Emily, the youngest wife, who knows almost nothing else. When their husband is found dead under the desert sun, the questions pile up.

What are these women to each other now that their husband is dead? Will the police uncover the secrets each woman has spent her life hiding? And is one of them capable of murder...?

Warrior Herdsmen - Life with the Dodoth of Northern Uganda (Paperback): Elizabeth Marshall Thomas Warrior Herdsmen - Life with the Dodoth of Northern Uganda (Paperback)
Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
R343 R265 Discovery Miles 2 650 Save R78 (23%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This is the personal journal of a young American woman, living for six months amongst the Dodoth cattle-herdsmen in Northern Uganda. It is also an adventure story, for during this period the Dodoth were caught up in an escalating cycle of violence with their age-old rivals, the Turkana tribe. The animating tension of this feud was the tradition of cattle raiding, but it escalated to unprecedented levels of violence when the new nation states of Uganda and Kenya were drawn in to police these ancient clan frontiers. Elizabeth Marshall Thomas s total immersion in the life of this tribe in 1961 takes us with her, as with clarity and a lyrical eye for detail she brings their whole culture alive. For though she was not an academic herself, she had spent much time in the field with her mother, who was the world s leading authority on the Bushman of the Kalahari. So it was natural for Elizabeth Marshall Thomas to take her own young children on this adventure, where she proves herself such a brave, humane and unshockable witness to the life of the warrior herdsmen.

Stoner's Optical Illusions - Over 100 Mind-Bending Illusions to Trip Your Mind (Hardcover): Jaz Cigarette Stoner's Optical Illusions - Over 100 Mind-Bending Illusions to Trip Your Mind (Hardcover)
Jaz Cigarette
R274 R231 Discovery Miles 2 310 Save R43 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

If you're a fan of both mind-bending substances and mind-bending illusions, then blaze your way through the trippy illustrations inside Stoner's Optical Illusions. There might not be 420, but there are still more than 100 marijuana-themed artworks inside that will make you wonder if you've smoked just a little too much. From pulsating patterns to bizarrely impossible shapes - not to mention spliffs that you could have sworn were longer a minute ago - this book will make your brain tingle before it blows your mind. Isn't that dope?

The Harvard Psychedelic Club - How Timothy Leary, Ram Dass, Huston Smith, and Andrew Weil Killed the Fifties and Ushered in a... The Harvard Psychedelic Club - How Timothy Leary, Ram Dass, Huston Smith, and Andrew Weil Killed the Fifties and Ushered in a New Age for America (Paperback)
Don Lattin
R313 R266 Discovery Miles 2 660 Save R47 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book is the story of how three brilliant scholars and one ambitious freshman crossed paths in the early sixties at a Harvard-sponsored psychedelic-drug research project, transforming their lives and American culture and launching the mind/body/spirit movement that inspired the explosion of yoga classes, organic produce, and alternative medicine.

The four men came together in a time of upheaval and experimentation, and their exploration of an expanded consciousness set the stage for the social, spiritual, sexual, and psychological revolution of the 1960s. Timothy Leary would be the rebellious trickster, the premier proponent of the therapeutic and spiritual benefits of LSD, advising a generation to "turn on, tune in, and drop out." Richard Alpert would be the seeker, traveling to India and returning to America as Ram Dass, reborn as a spiritual leader with his "Be Here Now" mantra, inspiring a restless army of spiritual pilgrims. Huston Smith would be the teacher, practicing every world religion, introducing the Dalai Lama to the West, and educating generations of Americans to adopt a more tolerant, inclusive attitude toward other cultures' beliefs. And young Andrew Weil would be the healer, becoming the undisputed leader of alternative medicine, devoting his life to the holistic reformation of the American health care system.

It was meant to be a time of joy, of peace, and of love, but behind the scenes lurked backstabbing, jealousy, and outright betrayal. In spite of their personal conflicts, the members of the Harvard Psychedelic Club would forever change the way Americans view religion and practice medicine, and the very way we look at body and soul.

You're Not Special - You're Gifted (Hardcover): Chad Garrett You're Not Special - You're Gifted (Hardcover)
Chad Garrett
R401 Discovery Miles 4 010 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Ganja Dictionary (Paperback): K. Sean Harris, L.Mike Henry The Ganja Dictionary (Paperback)
K. Sean Harris, L.Mike Henry
R127 R112 Discovery Miles 1 120 Save R15 (12%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Transnational Punk Communities in Poland - From Nihilism to Nothing Outside Punk (Hardcover): Marta Marciniak Transnational Punk Communities in Poland - From Nihilism to Nothing Outside Punk (Hardcover)
Marta Marciniak
R1,959 Discovery Miles 19 590 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A Transnational History of Punk Communities in Poland is a multi-regional study of the history and contemporary condition of two Polish punk communities: the one in Warsaw and surrounding areas, and the Upper Silesian region: both rich in varied and sometimes conflicting punk traditions. The author, a self-identified member of the punk subculture formerly living and active in Warsaw, explores the various political, economic and social dimensions of the development of these unique communities and the meaning of the punk ethos for people across different age groups, genders, and life experiences, in relation to other subcultures, especially skinheads, and the broader society. An additional dimension, previously unexplored in scholarship, are the ties between these Polish punk communities and their counterparts in the United States and Canada. The personal connections between early bands and the long lasting transnational aspects of punk practices are shown to be an important factor in the shaping of punk attitudes across time and space. The economics of everyday punk life are discussed referring to contemporary scholarship on the subject, punk lyrics, and ethnographies which throughout the book illustrate selected themes and problems. This study includes insight about obscure yet foundational Silesian bands and their defiant, sardonic humor; about punk and anarchy, punk versus communism and the political opposition in the 1980s, punks' attitudes toward the transformation of 1989, about being a punk girl on the streets of Warsaw or Wodzislaw Slaski. Discover punk as an old subculture that cherishes its own past and remains an important alternative to mainstream cultural practices in a rapidly "Westernizing" and corporatizing country.

Sattva - The Ayurvedic Way to Live Well (Hardcover): Emine Rushton, Paul Rushton Sattva - The Ayurvedic Way to Live Well (Hardcover)
Emine Rushton, Paul Rushton 1
R403 R339 Discovery Miles 3 390 Save R64 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

'Emine and Paul live and breathe Ayurveda every day, and I love their gentle, intuitive, conscious approach to life.' - Jasmine Hemsley, author of East by West and co-author of the Hemsley + Hemsley books Sattva is one of the three basic life forces outlined in Ayurvedic teachings. Among the beautiful qualities it embodies - unity, harmony, purity, vitality, clarity, gentleness and serenity - are essences of nature that we're craving more than ever in our busy lives. In this book, you'll find a complete lifestyle prescription for balance and peace in our hectic Western world. Sattva offers a simple guide to living in harmony with seasonal cycles, resources for conscious living and nourishment for body and soul. A celebration of ancient, holistic wisdom for intuitive modern living, Sattva has the power to help us move from chaos into consciousness. Let it remind you of your natural state of being.

Creating Spaces of Engagement - Policy Justice and the Practical Craft of Deliberative Democracy (Paperback): Leah R.E. Levac,... Creating Spaces of Engagement - Policy Justice and the Practical Craft of Deliberative Democracy (Paperback)
Leah R.E. Levac, Sarah Marie Wiebe
R934 Discovery Miles 9 340 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

There is a growing need for public buy-in if democratic processes are to run smoothly. But who exactly is "the public"? What does their engagement in policy-making processes look like? How can our understanding of "the public" be expanded to include - or be led by - diverse voices and experiences, particularly of those who have been historically marginalized? And what does this expansion mean not only for public policies and their development, but for how we teach policy? Drawing upon public engagement case studies, sites of inquiry, and vignettes, this volume raises and responds to these and other questions while advancing policy justice as a framework for public engagement and public policy. Stretching the boundaries of deliberative democracy in theory and practice, Creating Spaces of Engagement offers critical reflections on how diverse publics are engaged in policy processes.

Dwelling in Resistance - Living with Alternative Technologies in America (Paperback): Chelsea Schelly Dwelling in Resistance - Living with Alternative Technologies in America (Paperback)
Chelsea Schelly
R674 Discovery Miles 6 740 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Most Americans take for granted much of what is materially involved in the daily rituals of dwelling. In Dwelling in Resistance, Chelsea Schelly examines four alternative U.S. communities-"The Farm," "Twin Oaks," "Dancing Rabbit," and "Earthships"-where electricity, water, heat, waste, food, and transportation practices differ markedly from those of the vast majority of Americans. Schelly portrays a wide range of residential living alternatives utilizing renewable, small-scale, de-centralized technologies. These technologies considerably change how individuals and communities interact with the material world, their natural environment, and one another. Using in depth interviews and compelling ethnographic observations, the book offers an insightful look at different communities' practices and principles and their successful endeavors in sustainability and self-sufficiency.

Colonizing Russia's Promised Land - Orthodoxy and Community on the Siberian Steppe (Hardcover): Aileen E. Friesen Colonizing Russia's Promised Land - Orthodoxy and Community on the Siberian Steppe (Hardcover)
Aileen E. Friesen
R1,164 Discovery Miles 11 640 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The movement of millions of settlers to Siberia in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries marked one of the most ambitious undertakings pursued by the tsarist state. Colonizing Russia's Promised Land examines how Russian Orthodoxy acted as a basic building block for constructing Russian settler communities in current-day southern Siberia and northern Kazakhstan. Russian state officials aspired to lay claim to land that was politically under their authority, but remained culturally unfamiliar. By exploring the formation and evolution of Omsk diocese - a settlement mission - Colonizing Russia's Promised Land reveals how the migration of settlers expanded the role of Orthodoxy as a cultural force in transforming Russia's imperial periphery by "russifying" the land and marginalizing the Indigenous Kazakh population. In the first study exploring the role of Orthodoxy in settler colonialism, Aileen Friesen shows how settlers, clergymen, and state officials viewed the recreation of Orthodox parish life as practised in European Russia as fundamental to the establishment of settler communities, and to the success of colonization. Friesen uniquely gives peasant settlers a voice in this discussion, as they expressed their religious aspirations and fears to priests and tsarist officials. Despite this agreement, tensions existed not only among settlers, but also within the Orthodox Church as these groups struggled to define what constituted the Russian Orthodox faith and culture.

The Teddy Boy Wars - The Youth Cult that Shocked Britain (Paperback, UK ed.): Michael Macilwee The Teddy Boy Wars - The Youth Cult that Shocked Britain (Paperback, UK ed.)
Michael Macilwee
R240 R201 Discovery Miles 2 010 Save R39 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days
Hipbillies - Deep Revolution in the Arkansas Ozarks (Paperback): Jared M. Phillips Hipbillies - Deep Revolution in the Arkansas Ozarks (Paperback)
Jared M. Phillips
R573 R475 Discovery Miles 4 750 Save R98 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Counterculture flourished nationwide in the 1960s and 1970s, and while the hippies of Haight-Ashbury occupied the public eye, further off the beaten path in the Arkansas Ozarks a faction of back to the landers were quietly creating their own counterculture haven. In Hipbillies, Jared Phillips collects oral histories and delves into archival resources to provide a fresh scholarly discussion of this group, which was defined by anticonsumerism and a desire for self-sufficiency outside of modern industry. While there were indeed clashes between long haired hippies and cantankerous locals, Phillips shows how the region has always been a refuge for those seeking a life off the beaten path, and as such, is perhaps one of the last bastions for the dream of self-sufficiency in American life. Hipbillies presents a region steeped in tradition coming to terms with the modern world.

The Joy of Stats - A Short Guide to Introductory Statistics in the Social Sciences (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Roberta... The Joy of Stats - A Short Guide to Introductory Statistics in the Social Sciences (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Roberta Garner
R1,046 R944 Discovery Miles 9 440 Save R102 (10%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

As a stand-alone text, a self-study manual, or a supplement to a lab manual or comprehensive text, "The Joy of Stats" is a unique and versatile resource. A "Math Refresher" section and self-assessment test offer a concise review of the needed math background. A "How-To?" section provides short, handy summaries of data analysis techniques and explains when to apply them. Each chapter offers key terms, numerous examples--including real-world data--practice exercises and answers, and verbal algorithms as well as formulas. The result is an unrivalled guide for students of social science as well as for practitioners and policy-makers.

The second edition has been revised throughout and includes many new examples. A new companion website, garnerjoyofstats.com, features a data set covering close to 120 countries and 10 variables, student exercises, and a full suite of instructor support materials, including power points for lectures, lab guides, and a test bank.

For more information visit www.garnerjoyofstats.com.

Halal Food - A History (Paperback): Febe Armanios, Bogac Ergene Halal Food - A History (Paperback)
Febe Armanios, Bogac Ergene
R509 Discovery Miles 5 090 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Food trucks announcing "halal" proliferate in many urban areas but how many non-Muslims know what this means, other than cheap lunch? Here Middle Eastern historians Febe Armanios and Bogac Ergene provide an accessible introduction to halal (permissible) food in the Islamic tradition, exploring what halal food means to Muslims and how its legal and cultural interpretations have changed in different geographies up to the present day. Historically, Muslims used food to define their identities in relation to co-believers and non-Muslims. Food taboos are rooted in the Quran and prophetic customs, as well as writings from various periods and geographical settings. As in Judaism and among certain Christian sects, Islamic food traditions make distinctions between clean and impure, and dietary choices and food preparation reflect how believers think about broader issues. Traditionally, most halal interpretations focused on animal slaughter and the consumption of intoxicants. Muslims today, however, must also contend with an array of manufactured food products-yogurts, chocolates, cheeses, candies, and sodas-filled with unknown additives and fillers. To help consumers navigate the new halal marketplace, certifying agencies, government and non-government bodies, and global businesses vie to meet increased demands for food piety. At the same time, blogs, cookbooks, restaurants, and social media apps have proliferated, while animal rights and eco-conscious activists seek to recover halal's more wholesome and ethical inclinations. Covering practices from the Middle East and North Africa to South Asia, Europe, and North America, this timely book is for anyone curious about the history of halal food and its place in the modern world.

Dwelling in Resistance - Living with Alternative Technologies in America (Hardcover): Chelsea Schelly Dwelling in Resistance - Living with Alternative Technologies in America (Hardcover)
Chelsea Schelly
R2,417 Discovery Miles 24 170 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Most Americans take for granted much of what is materially involved in the daily rituals of dwelling. In Dwelling in Resistance, Chelsea Schelly examines four alternative U.S. communities-"The Farm," "Twin Oaks," "Dancing Rabbit," and "Earthships"-where electricity, water, heat, waste, food, and transportation practices differ markedly from those of the vast majority of Americans. Schelly portrays a wide range of residential living alternatives utilizing renewable, small-scale, de-centralized technologies. These technologies considerably change how individuals and communities interact with the material world, their natural environment, and one another. Using in depth interviews and compelling ethnographic observations, the book offers an insightful look at different communities' practices and principles and their successful endeavors in sustainability and self-sufficiency.

Confronting the Blue Revolution - Industrial Aquaculture and Sustainability in the Global South (Paperback, New): Saidul Islam Confronting the Blue Revolution - Industrial Aquaculture and Sustainability in the Global South (Paperback, New)
Saidul Islam
R600 Discovery Miles 6 000 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Like the Green Revolution of the 1960s, a "Blue Revolution" has taken place in global aquaculture. Geared towards quenching the appetite of privileged consumers in the global North, it has come at a high price for the South: ecological devastation, displacement of rural subsistence farmers, and labour exploitation. The uncomfortable truth is that food security for affluent consumers depends on a foundation of social and ecological devastation in the producing countries. In Confronting the Blue Revolution, Md Saidul Islam uses the shrimp farming industry in Bangladesh and across the global South to show the social and environmental impact of industrialized aquaculture. The book pushes us to reconsider our attitudes to consumption patterns in the developed world, neoliberal environmental governance, and the question of sustainability.

Free Delivery
Pinterest Twitter Facebook Google+
You may like...
The Storm Is Upon Us - How QAnon Became…
Mike Rothschild Paperback R355 R249 Discovery Miles 2 490
Skeef - Wat Jy Van LGBTIQ-wees Wil Weet
Renaldo Schwarp Paperback R195 R145 Discovery Miles 1 450
Under the Camelthorn Tree - The Impact…
Kate Nicholls Paperback  (1)
R262 R218 Discovery Miles 2 180
Geisha of Gion - The True Story of…
Mineko Iwasaki, Rande Brown Paperback  (1)
R188 Discovery Miles 1 880
Vampire Culture
Maria Mellins Paperback R707 Discovery Miles 7 070
Grow Food for Free - The easy…
Huw Richards Hardcover  (1)
R474 R401 Discovery Miles 4 010
Better To Have Gone - Love, Death and…
Akash Kapur Hardcover R318 Discovery Miles 3 180
Mission Of Malice - My Exodus From…
Erika Bornman Paperback  (7)
R250 R185 Discovery Miles 1 850
Black Widows - 'I could not put it…
Cate Quinn Paperback R195 R156 Discovery Miles 1 560
Lost And Found In Johannesburg
Mark Gevisser Paperback  (1)
R260 R208 Discovery Miles 2 080

 

Partners