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Solito, Solita - Crossing Borders with Youth Refugees from Central America (Paperback): Steven Mayers, Jonathan Freedman Solito, Solita - Crossing Borders with Youth Refugees from Central America (Paperback)
Steven Mayers, Jonathan Freedman
R368 R298 Discovery Miles 2 980 Save R70 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

They are a mass migration of thousands, yet each one travels alone. Solito, Solita (Alone, Alone) is an urgent collection of oral histories that tells--in their own words--the story of young refugees fleeing countries in Central America and traveling for hundreds of miles to seek safety and protection in the United States. Fifteen narrators describe why they fled their homes, what happened on their dangerous journeys through Mexico, how they crossed the borders, and for some, their ongoing struggles to survive in the United States. In an era of fear, xenophobia, and outright lies, these stories amplify the compelling voices of migrant youth. What can they teach us about abuse and abandonment, bravery and resilience, hypocrisy and hope? They bring us into their hearts and onto streets filled with the lure of freedom and fraught with violence. From fending off kidnappers with knives and being locked in freezing holding cells to tearful reunions with parents, Solito, Solita's narrators bring to light the experiences of young people struggling for a better life across the border. This collection includes the story of Adri n, from Guatemala City, whose mother was shot to death before his eyes. He refused to join a gang, rode across Mexico atop cargo trains, crossed the US border as a minor, and was handcuffed and thrown into ICE detention on his eighteenth birthday. We hear the story of Rosa, a Salvadoran mother fighting to save her life as well as her daughter's after death squads threatened her family. Together they trekked through the jungles on the border between Guatemala and Mexico, where masked men assaulted them. We also meet Gabriel, who after surviving sexual abuse starting at the age of eight fled to the United States, and through study, legal support and work, is now attending UC Berkeley.

The Putin Interviews - Oliver Stone Interviews Vladimir Putin (MP3 format, CD): Oliver Stone The Putin Interviews - Oliver Stone Interviews Vladimir Putin (MP3 format, CD)
Oliver Stone; Narrated by Qarie Marshall, Pete Cross, Lesa Lockford, Chris Lutkin
R515 R398 Discovery Miles 3 980 Save R117 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Cityscapes of New Orleans (Hardcover): Richard Campanella Cityscapes of New Orleans (Hardcover)
Richard Campanella
R556 R439 Discovery Miles 4 390 Save R117 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Putting Knowledge To Work - From Knowledge Transfer to Knowledge Exchange (Paperback): Mammo Muchie, Amare Desta, Mentesnot... Putting Knowledge To Work - From Knowledge Transfer to Knowledge Exchange (Paperback)
Mammo Muchie, Amare Desta, Mentesnot Mengesha
R830 R601 Discovery Miles 6 010 Save R229 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Handbook on Place Branding and Marketing (Paperback): Adriana Campelo Handbook on Place Branding and Marketing (Paperback)
Adriana Campelo
R777 Discovery Miles 7 770 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Place branding as an academic field is both challenging and under explored. In the face of an ever-expanding global urban population, this Handbook illustrates how place branding can contribute to transforming urban agglomeration into sustainable and healthy areas. The Chapters cover four key areas; place branding as a tool for economic development, experiences of place making, methodologies to develop place brands, and urban regeneration. Pioneering experts provide in-depth analysis on the politics and significance of place branding's inclusion in economic development programs, the multisensory dimensions of sense of place, and new epistemologies and methodologies for research. They further examine the role of place marketing in combatting challenges for future cities such as mobility, aesthetics and metropolitan conurbation. Students and scholars in management, marketing and economics will find this innovative and contemporary Handbook a must read. Eminently practical, it will also benefit policy makers and place planners, alongside consultants on public policies.

The Levant Express - The Arab Uprisings, Human Rights, and the Future of the Middle East (Hardcover): Micheline R. Ishay The Levant Express - The Arab Uprisings, Human Rights, and the Future of the Middle East (Hardcover)
Micheline R. Ishay
R551 R434 Discovery Miles 4 340 Save R117 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Many people were filled with hope for the Middle East in 2011, when the Arab Spring began, but now look upon the region with despair. Of the nations that sought to remove autocratic regimes and install new democracies, only Tunisia retains some hope for human rights. Libya is a failed state; Egypt returned to military dictatorship; the Gulf States suppressed popular protests and tightened control; and Syria and Yemen are ravaged by civil war. Challenging the widely shared pessimism among regional experts, Micheline Ishay charts bold and realistic pathways for human rights in a region beset by political repression, economic distress, sectarian conflict, a refugee crisis and violence against women. With due attention to how patterns of revolution and counterrevolution play out in different societies and historical contexts, Ishay reveals the progressive potential of subterranean human rights forces and offers strategies for transforming current realities in the Middle East.

What You Are Getting Wrong about Appalachia (Paperback, None ed.): Elizabeth Catte What You Are Getting Wrong about Appalachia (Paperback, None ed.)
Elizabeth Catte
R298 R240 Discovery Miles 2 400 Save R58 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Mozambique and Brazil - Forging New Partnerships or Developing Dependency? (Paperback): Chris Alden, Ana Cristina Alves, Sergio... Mozambique and Brazil - Forging New Partnerships or Developing Dependency? (Paperback)
Chris Alden, Ana Cristina Alves, Sergio Chichava
R265 R210 Discovery Miles 2 100 Save R55 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 10 working days
The Twice-Born - Life and Death on the Ganges (Hardcover): Aatish Taseer The Twice-Born - Life and Death on the Ganges (Hardcover)
Aatish Taseer 1
R472 R374 Discovery Miles 3 740 Save R98 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Sources of Japanese Tradition, Abridged - 1600 to 2000; Part 2: 1868 to 2000 (Paperback, second edition): Wm.Theodore De Bary,... Sources of Japanese Tradition, Abridged - 1600 to 2000; Part 2: 1868 to 2000 (Paperback, second edition)
Wm.Theodore De Bary, Carol Gluck, Arthur E. Tiedemann
R778 R600 Discovery Miles 6 000 Save R178 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

For almost fifty years, "Sources of Japanese Tradition" has been the single most valuable collection of English-language readings on Japan. Unrivalled in its wide selection of source materials on history, society, politics, education, philosophy, and religion, the two-volume textbook is a crucial resource for students, scholars, and readers seeking an introduction to Japanese civilization.

Originally published in a single hardcover book, Volume 2 is now available as an abridged, two-part paperback. Part 1 covers the Tokugawa period to 1868, including texts that address the spread of neo-Confucianism and Buddhism and the initial encounters of Japan and the West. Part 2 begins with the Meiji period and ends at the new millennium, shedding light on such major movements as the Enlightenment, constitutionalism, nationalism, socialism, and feminism, and the impact of the postwar occupation. Commentary by major scholars and comprehensive bibliographies and indexes are included.

Together, these readings map out the development of modern Japanese civilization and illuminate the thought and teachings of its intellectual, political, and religious leaders.

The Physical Geography of Brazil - Environment, Vegetation and Landscape (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Andre Augusto Rodrigues... The Physical Geography of Brazil - Environment, Vegetation and Landscape (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Andre Augusto Rodrigues Salgado, Leonardo Jose Cordeiro Santos, Julio Cesar Paisani
R3,109 R2,385 Discovery Miles 23 850 Save R724 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book presents the Brazilian natural space and environment. It describes the main environmental aspects of Brazil in relation to geology, climate, geomorphology, vegetation, fauna, water resources and environmental issues. The book presents a beautifully illustrated overview of the physical geography of the Amazon Forest, the central Brazilian savannah (Cerrado), the Cocais Forest, the semi-arid area (Caatinga), the Atlantic Forest area, the Pantanal (Brazilian wetlands), the Auraucarias Plateau, the Pampas area (South grasslands) and the Brazilian Coastal Environment (beaches and mangroves).

Locations and Dislocations of African Literature - A Dialogue Between Humanities and Social Science Scholars (Paperback):... Locations and Dislocations of African Literature - A Dialogue Between Humanities and Social Science Scholars (Paperback)
Eileen Julien; Edited by Biodun Jeyifo
R703 R509 Discovery Miles 5 090 Save R194 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Radical Origins - Why We Are Losing the Battle Against Islamic Extremism?And How to Turn the Tide (Paperback): Azeem Ibrahim Radical Origins - Why We Are Losing the Battle Against Islamic Extremism?And How to Turn the Tide (Paperback)
Azeem Ibrahim
R302 R252 Discovery Miles 2 520 Save R50 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days
Handbook on the Geographies of Regions and Territories (Hardcover): Anssi Paasi, John Harrison, Martin Jones Handbook on the Geographies of Regions and Territories (Hardcover)
Anssi Paasi, John Harrison, Martin Jones
R4,340 Discovery Miles 43 400 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This major international Handbook offers the most up-to-date and original viewpoints on critical debates relating to the rapidly transforming geographies of regions and territories, as well as related key concepts such as place, scale, networks and regionalism. This interdisciplinary Handbook brings together renowned specialists who have extensively theorized these spatial concepts and contributed to rich empirical research in disciplines such as geography, sociology, political science and international relations. It offers fresh, cutting-edge, and contextual insights on the significance of regions and territories in today's dynamic world. This is a timely and vital resource for both students and researchers of human geography and regional studies. Political geographers and international relations scholars will also benefit from reading the Handbook as it offers a comprehensive yet accessible examination of the geography of regions and territories.

Route 66 - A Road to America's Landscape, History, and Culture (Paperback): Markku Henriksson Route 66 - A Road to America's Landscape, History, and Culture (Paperback)
Markku Henriksson; Foreword by Susan A Miller
R708 R544 Discovery Miles 5 440 Save R164 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Into the Hands of the Soldiers - Freedom and Chaos in Egypt and the Middle East (Hardcover): David D Kirkpatrick Into the Hands of the Soldiers - Freedom and Chaos in Egypt and the Middle East (Hardcover)
David D Kirkpatrick 1
R590 R446 Discovery Miles 4 460 Save R144 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A poignant, deeply human portrait of Egypt during the Arab Spring, told through the lives of individuals A FINANCIAL TIMES AND AN ECONOMIST BOOK OF THE YEAR 'This will be the must read on the destruction of Egypt's revolution and democratic moment' Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East director of Human Rights Watch 'Sweeping, passionate ... An essential work of reportage for our time' Philip Gourevitch, author of We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families In 2011, Egyptians of all sects, ages and social classes shook off millennia of autocracy, then elected a Muslim Brother as president. New York Times correspondent David D. Kirkpatrick arrived in Egypt with his family less than six months before the uprising first broke out in 2011. As revolution and violence engulfed the country, he lived through Cairo's hopes and disappointments alongside the diverse population of his new city. Into the Hands of the Soldiers is a heartbreaking story with a simple message: the failings of decades of autocratic rule are the reason for the chaos we see across the Arab world. Understanding the story of what happened in those years can help readers make sense of everything taking place across the region today - from the terrorist attacks in North Sinai to the bedlam in Syria and Libya.

Handbook of Regional Growth and Development Theories - Revised and Extended (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition): Roberta Capello,... Handbook of Regional Growth and Development Theories - Revised and Extended (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
Roberta Capello, Peter Nijkamp
R5,535 Discovery Miles 55 350 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In recent years, economic crises, regional fragmentation trends, radical technological innovation and the failures of regional policies have expanded the knowledge horizon of experts in regional growth and development. This fully updated, revised and expanded Second Edition contains eight new chapters as well as exploring theories prevalent in the first edition in the face of recent changes in the field. With 30 chapters from leading experts from across the globe, this Handbook looks at new pathways in regional economics, presenting the most cutting-edge theories explaining regional growth and local development. It thoroughly examines recent advances in theories, the normative potentialities that they have and the cross-fertilization of ideas between regional and mainstream economists, providing crucial insights to the topic. This will be an essential source of reference and information for scholars and advanced students of regional science and regional economics. It will also be a useful tool for experts in international institutions researching regional growth.

Russian Roulette - The Inside Story of Putin's War on America and the Election of Donald Trump (Paperback): Michael... Russian Roulette - The Inside Story of Putin's War on America and the Election of Donald Trump (Paperback)
Michael Isikoff, David Corn 1
R390 R276 Discovery Miles 2 760 Save R114 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

RUSSIAN ROULETTE is a story of political skullduggery unprecedented in American history. It weaves together tales of international intrigue, cyber espionage, and superpower rivalry. After U.S.-Russia relations soured, as Vladimir Putin moved to reassert Russian strength on the global stage, Moscow trained its best hackers and trolls on U.S. political targets and exploited WikiLeaks to disseminate information that could affect the 2016 election. The Russians were wildly successful and the great break-in of 2016 was no "third-rate burglary." It was far more sophisticated and sinister -- a brazen act of political espionage designed to interfere with American democracy. At the end of the day, Trump, the candidate who pursued business deals in Russia, won. And millions of Americans were left wondering, what the hell happened? This story of high-tech spying and multiple political feuds is told against the backdrop of Trump's strange relationship with Putin and the curious ties between members of his inner circle -- including Paul Manafort and Michael Flynn -- and Russia. RUSSIAN ROULETTE chronicles and explores this bizarre scandal, explains the stakes, and answers one of the biggest questions in American politics: How and why did a foreign government infiltrate the country's political process and gain influence in Washington?

Resilience, Crisis and Innovation Dynamics (Hardcover): Tuzin Baycan, Hugo Pinto Resilience, Crisis and Innovation Dynamics (Hardcover)
Tuzin Baycan, Hugo Pinto
R2,428 Discovery Miles 24 280 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Resilience has lately emerged as a recurrent notion to explain how territorial socio-economic systems adapt successfully (or not) to negative events. Resilience, Crisis and Innovation Dynamics uses resilience as a bridging notion to connect different types of theoretical and empirical approaches, helping improve understanding of the impacts of economic turbulence at both system and actor levels. Providing a unique overview of the recent financial crisis, as well as assessing the importance of innovation dynamics for regional resilience, the international array of contributors offers an engaging and thought-provoking debate as to how regional resilience can be improved as well as exploring the social aspects of vulnerability, resilience and innovation. In offering a set of challenges from different regional and structural perspectives, the book helps to consolidate the research surrounding resilience in regional science. Essentially, the contributions consider the relevance of innovation systems, knowledge networks and the role innovation actors play to create new possibilities for preparing for, and adapting to, both present shocks and future problems that may arise. Offering a wealth of refreshing studies with great value for academia, industry and government, this book will be relevant for students and researchers of economics, urban and regional studies, and innovation as well as regional scientists and planners.

There Is No More Haiti - Between Life and Death in Port-au-Prince (Hardcover): Greg Beckett There Is No More Haiti - Between Life and Death in Port-au-Prince (Hardcover)
Greg Beckett
R560 R437 Discovery Miles 4 370 Save R123 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This is not just another book about crisis in Haiti. This book is about what it feels like to live and die with a crisis that never seems to end. It is about the experience of living amid the ruins of ecological devastation, economic collapse, political upheaval, violence, and humanitarian disaster. It is about how catastrophic events and political and economic forces shape the most intimate aspects of everyday life. In this gripping account, anthropologist Greg Beckett offers a stunning ethnographic portrait of ordinary people struggling to survive in Port-au-Prince in the twenty-first century. Drawing on over a decade of research, There Is No More Haiti builds on stories of death and rebirth to powerfully reframe the narrative of a country in crisis. It is essential reading for anyone interested in Haiti today.

Dear Pastors and Priests - Messages from Peace-Loving Muslim Families: The Judeo-Christian-Islamic Covenant (Paperback): Ayman... Dear Pastors and Priests - Messages from Peace-Loving Muslim Families: The Judeo-Christian-Islamic Covenant (Paperback)
Ayman Alhasan
R550 R433 Discovery Miles 4 330 Save R117 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The End of Karma - Hope and Fury Among India's Young (Hardcover): Somini Sengupta The End of Karma - Hope and Fury Among India's Young (Hardcover)
Somini Sengupta
R481 R391 Discovery Miles 3 910 Save R90 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Somini Sengupta emigrated from Calcutta to California as a young child in 1975. Returning thirty years later as the bureau chief for The New York Times, she found a vastly different country: one defined as much by aspiration and possibility-at least by the illusion of possibility-as it is by the structures of sex and caste. The End of Karma is an exploration of this new India through the lens of young people from different worlds: a woman who becomes a Maoist rebel; a brother charged for the murder of his sister who had married the "wrong" man; and a woman who opposes her family and hopes to become a police officer. Driven by aspiration-and thwarted at every step by state and society-they are making new demands on India's democracy for equality of opportunity, dignity for girls, and civil liberties. Sengupta spotlights these stories of ordinary men and women, weaving together a groundbreaking portrait of a country in turmoil.

Putin v. the People - The Perilous Politics of a Divided Russia (Hardcover): Samuel A. Greene, Graeme B. Robertson Putin v. the People - The Perilous Politics of a Divided Russia (Hardcover)
Samuel A. Greene, Graeme B. Robertson
R469 R357 Discovery Miles 3 570 Save R112 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A fascinating, bottom-up exploration of contemporary Russian politics that sheds new light on why Putin's grip on power is more fragile then we think What do ordinary Russians think of Putin? Who are his supporters? And why might their support now be faltering? Alive with the voices and experiences of ordinary Russians and elites alike, Sam Greene and Graeme Robertson craft a compellingly original account of contemporary Russian politics. Telling the story of Putin's rule through pivotal episodes such as the aftermath of the "For Fair Elections" protests, the annexation of Crimea, and the War in Eastern Ukraine, Greene and Robertson draw on interviews, surveys, social media data, and leaked documents to reveal how hard Putin has to work to maintain broad popular support, while exposing the changing tactics that the Kremlin has used to bolster his popularity. Unearthing the ambitions, emotions, and divisions that fuel Russian politics, this book illuminates the crossroads to which Putin has led his country and shows why his rule is more fragile than it appears.

Carnival in Louisiana - Celebrating Mardi Gras from the French Quarter to the Red River (Hardcover): Brian J Costello Carnival in Louisiana - Celebrating Mardi Gras from the French Quarter to the Red River (Hardcover)
Brian J Costello
R534 R418 Discovery Miles 4 180 Save R116 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Globalization, International Spillovers and Sectoral Changes - Implications for Regions and Industries (Hardcover): Charlie... Globalization, International Spillovers and Sectoral Changes - Implications for Regions and Industries (Hardcover)
Charlie Karlsson, Andreas P. Cornett, Tina Wallin
R2,427 Discovery Miles 24 270 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

As a consequence of globalization, news, ideas and knowledge are moving quickly across national borders and generating international spillovers. So too, however, are economic and financial crises. Combining a variety of methods, concepts and interdisciplinary approaches, this book provides an in-depth examination of these structural changes and their impact. Case studies from a range of countries including Japan, Turkey, Sweden, Germany and the USA offer insight into different national contexts and are used to explore a variety of theoretical and empirical issues relating to the geography of growth. Assessing the implications of globalization for businesses and sectors, the chapters focus on the interdependencies between different economic and political layers, and explore topics such as human capital, creativity, innovation, networks and collaboration. Researchers and policy-makers who are interested in regional growth at different spatial scales will find that this work addresses a number of existing knowledge gaps. Students of economics, economic geography, regional science and international industrial management will also find it to be a valuable interdisciplinary resource to help deepen their knowledge of the myriad processes induced by globalization.

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