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China's Environmental Challenges (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Judith Shapiro China's Environmental Challenges (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Judith Shapiro
R427 R348 Discovery Miles 3 480 Save R79 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

China's huge environmental challenges are significant for us all. They affect not only the health and well-being of China but the very future of the planet. In the second edition of this acclaimed, trailblazing book, noted China specialist and environmentalist Judith Shapiro investigates China's struggle to achieve sustainable development against a backdrop of acute rural poverty and soaring middle class consumption. Using five core analytical concepts to explore the complexities of this struggle - the implications of globalization, the challenges of governance; contested national identity, the evolution of civil society, and problems of environmental justice and displacement of environmental harm - Shapiro poses a number of pressing questions: Can the Chinese people equitably achieve the higher living standards enjoyed in the developed world? Are China's environmental problems so severe that they may shake the government's stability, legitimacy and control? To what extent are China's environmental problems due to world-wide patterns of consumption? Does China's rise bode ill for the displacement of environmental harm to other parts of the world? And in a world of increasing limits on resources, how can we build a system in which people enjoy equal access to resources without taking them from successive generations, from the vulnerable, or from other species? China and the planet are at a pivotal moment; transformation to a more sustainable development model is still possible. But - as Shapiro persuasively argues - doing so will require humility, creativity, and a rejection of business as usual. The window of opportunity will not be open much longer.

China's Environmental Challenges (Hardcover, 2nd Edition): Judith Shapiro China's Environmental Challenges (Hardcover, 2nd Edition)
Judith Shapiro
R1,323 R1,020 Discovery Miles 10 200 Save R303 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

China's huge environmental challenges are significant for us all. They affect not only the health and well-being of China but the very future of the planet. In the second edition of this acclaimed, trailblazing book, noted China specialist and environmentalist Judith Shapiro investigates China's struggle to achieve sustainable development against a backdrop of acute rural poverty and soaring middle class consumption. Using five core analytical concepts to explore the complexities of this struggle - the implications of globalization, the challenges of governance; contested national identity, the evolution of civil society, and problems of environmental justice and displacement of environmental harm - Shapiro poses a number of pressing questions: Can the Chinese people equitably achieve the higher living standards enjoyed in the developed world? Are China's environmental problems so severe that they may shake the government's stability, legitimacy and control? To what extent are China's environmental problems due to world-wide patterns of consumption? Does China's rise bode ill for the displacement of environmental harm to other parts of the world? And in a world of increasing limits on resources, how can we build a system in which people enjoy equal access to resources without taking them from successive generations, from the vulnerable, or from other species? China and the planet are at a pivotal moment; transformation to a more sustainable development model is still possible. But - as Shapiro persuasively argues - doing so will require humility, creativity, and a rejection of business as usual. The window of opportunity will not be open much longer.

Community of Scholars, Community of Teachers (Paperback): Judith Shapiro Community of Scholars, Community of Teachers (Paperback)
Judith Shapiro
R195 Discovery Miles 1 950 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Academics routinely engage with colleagues in the research community as a critical part of their work. But, although many researchers are also dedicated teachers, teaching tends to be seen as a private matter between a teacher and his or her students. But why shouldn't faculty members feel a similar impulse to be aware of what their colleagues are doing in the area of teaching? What do we miss when the conversation, especially at major research universities, is focused almost exclusively on research? In this revised and expanded collection of essays, Judith Shapiro, former president of Barnard College, issues an impassioned clarion call for a renewed focus on the role of community in teaching. When faculty members feel that they are not only a community of scholars, but also a community of teachers, teaching becomes more engaging for both students and teachers. Encouraging high-quality conversation about the pedagogical approaches that have proven most effective also puts the contributions of virtual, online communication into proper perspective and brings into clearer focus the advantages of a liberal arts education. With an argument that is controversial and sure to spark discussion and debate, Community of Scholars, Community of Teachers shows how higher education can become even more of a true community.

Son of the Revolution (Paperback, Vintage Books ed): Liang Heng, Judith Shapiro Son of the Revolution (Paperback, Vintage Books ed)
Liang Heng, Judith Shapiro
R324 R263 Discovery Miles 2 630 Save R61 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

An autobiography of a young Chinese man whose childhood and adolescence were spent in Mao's China during the Cultural Revolution.

Filled with Gratitude - 90 Days of Calm & Happy Journaling (Paperback): Judith Shapiro Filled with Gratitude - 90 Days of Calm & Happy Journaling (Paperback)
Judith Shapiro
R191 Discovery Miles 1 910 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Women of the Forest (Paperback, 30th anniversary edition): Yolanda Murphy, Robert F. Murphy Women of the Forest (Paperback, 30th anniversary edition)
Yolanda Murphy, Robert F. Murphy; Foreword by R. Brian Ferguson, William L. Balee, Janet M. Chernela, …
R635 R487 Discovery Miles 4 870 Save R148 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

When it originally appeared, this groundbreaking ethnography was one of the first works to focus on gender in anthropology. The thirtieth anniversary edition of "Women of the Forest" reconfirms the book's importance for contemporary studies on gender and life in the Amazon. The book covers Yolanda and Robert Murphy's year of fieldwork among the Munduruc? people of Brazil in 1952. The Murphy's ethnographic analysis takes into account the historical, ecological, and cultural setting of the Munduruc?, including the mythology surrounding women, women's work and household life, marriage and child rearing, the effects of social change on the female role, sexual antagonism, and the means by which women compensate for their low social position.

The new foreword -- written collectively by renowned anthropologists who were all students of the Murphys -- is both a tribute to the Murphys and a critical reflection on the continued relevance of their work today.

International Labor Standards - History, Theory, and Policy Options (Paperback): Kaushik Basu, Henrik Horn, Lisa Roman, Judith... International Labor Standards - History, Theory, and Policy Options (Paperback)
Kaushik Basu, Henrik Horn, Lisa Roman, Judith Shapiro
R1,054 R957 Discovery Miles 9 570 Save R97 (9%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book addresses the controversial call for international labor standards, seeking to productively further this debate by considering the economic implications and history of these standards. A result of an initiative by Professor Kaushik Basu in his capacity as member of the Expert Group of Development Issues (EGDI) sponsored by the Swedish Foreign Ministry, the contributions are based on discussions at a seminar held in Stockholm in August 2001. They focus on four central questions:
How did the labor standards movement evolve in the past, and what can we learn from its history?
What do contemporary economic theories tell us about the possible impact of international labor standards?
What solid empirical evidence do economists have about the incidence, causes and effects of child labor?
What kind of global institutions do we have or need in order to enforce any agreement on labor standards, and what role should the ILO and WTO play?


Compiling the best research in the field, this book provides a solid basis for policy decisions, while also serving as a challenging text for students in trade, development, and labor economics.

Studies in Environment and History - Mao's War against Nature: Politics and the Environment in Revolutionary China... Studies in Environment and History - Mao's War against Nature: Politics and the Environment in Revolutionary China (Paperback)
Judith Shapiro
R628 R488 Discovery Miles 4 880 Save R140 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

In clear and compelling prose, Judith Shapiro relates the great, untold story of the devastating impact of Chinese politics on China's environment during the Mao years. Maoist China provides an example of extreme human interference in the natural world in an era in which human relationships were also unusually distorted. Under Mao, the traditional Chinese ideal of "harmony between heaven and humans" was abrogated in favor of Mao's insistence that "Man Must Conquer Nature." Mao and the Chinese Communist Party's "war" to bend the physical world to human will often had disastrous consequences both for human beings and the natural environment. Mao's War Against Nature argues that the abuse of people and the abuse of nature are often linked. Shapiro's account, told in part through the voices of average Chinese citizens and officials who lived through and participated in some of the destructive campaigns, is both eye-opening and heartbreaking. Judith Shapiro teaches environmental politics at American University in Washington, DC. She is co-author, with Liang Heng, of several well known books on China, including Son of the Revolution (Random House, 1984) and After the Nightmare (Knopf, 1986). She was one of the first Americans to work in China after the normalization of U.S.-China relations in 1979.

International Labor Standards - History, Theory, and Policy Options (Hardcover): Kaushik Basu, Henrik Horn, Lisa Roman, Judith... International Labor Standards - History, Theory, and Policy Options (Hardcover)
Kaushik Basu, Henrik Horn, Lisa Roman, Judith Shapiro
R2,405 R2,148 Discovery Miles 21 480 Save R257 (11%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book addresses the controversial call for international labor standards, seeking to productively further this debate by considering the economic implications and history of these standards. A result of an initiative by Professor Kaushik Basu in his capacity as member of the Expert Group of Development Issues (EGDI) sponsored by the Swedish Foreign Ministry, the contributions are based on discussions at a seminar held in Stockholm in August 2001. They focus on four central questions:
How did the labor standards movement evolve in the past, and what can we learn from its history?
What do contemporary economic theories tell us about the possible impact of international labor standards?
What solid empirical evidence do economists have about the incidence, causes and effects of child labor?
What kind of global institutions do we have or need in order to enforce any agreement on labor standards, and what role should the ILO and WTO play?


Compiling the best research in the field, this book provides a solid basis for policy decisions, while also serving as a challenging text for students in trade, development, and labor economics.

Women of the Forest (Hardcover, 30th anniversary edition): Yolanda Murphy, Robert F. Murphy Women of the Forest (Hardcover, 30th anniversary edition)
Yolanda Murphy, Robert F. Murphy; Foreword by R. Brian Ferguson, William L. Balee, Janet M. Chernela, …
R1,795 R1,555 Discovery Miles 15 550 Save R240 (13%) Special order

When it originally appeared, this groundbreaking ethnography was one of the first works to focus on gender in anthropology. The thirtieth anniversary edition of "Women of the Forest" reconfirms the book's importance for contemporary studies on gender and life in the Amazon. The book covers Yolanda and Robert Murphy's year of fieldwork among the Munduruc? people of Brazil in 1952. The Murphy's ethnographic analysis takes into account the historical, ecological, and cultural setting of the Munduruc?, including the mythology surrounding women, women's work and household life, marriage and child rearing, the effects of social change on the female role, sexual antagonism, and the means by which women compensate for their low social position.

The new foreword -- written collectively by renowned anthropologists who were all students of the Murphys -- is both a tribute to the Murphys and a critical reflection on the continued relevance of their work today.

Studies in Environment and History - Mao's War against Nature: Politics and the Environment in Revolutionary China... Studies in Environment and History - Mao's War against Nature: Politics and the Environment in Revolutionary China (Hardcover)
Judith Shapiro
R1,526 Discovery Miles 15 260 Special order

In clear and compelling prose, Judith Shapiro relates the great, untold story of the devastating impact of Chinese politics on China's environment during the Mao years. Maoist China provides an example of extreme human interference in the natural world in an era in which human relationships were also unusually distorted. Under Mao, the traditional Chinese ideal of "harmony between heaven and humans" was abrogated in favor of Mao's insistence that "Man Must Conquer Nature." Mao and the Chinese Communist Party's "war" to bend the physical world to human will often had disastrous consequences both for human beings and the natural environment. Mao's War Against Nature argues that the abuse of people and the abuse of nature are often linked. Shapiro's account, told in part through the voices of average Chinese citizens and officials who lived through and participated in some of the destructive campaigns, is both eye-opening and heartbreaking. Judith Shapiro teaches environmental politics at American University in Washington, DC. She is co-author, with Liang Heng, of several well known books on China, including Son of the Revolution (Random House, 1984) and After the Nightmare (Knopf, 1986). She was one of the first Americans to work in China after the normalization of U.S.-China relations in 1979.

The Source of Spring - Mothers Through the Eyes of Women Writers (Hardcover, New): Judith Shapiro The Source of Spring - Mothers Through the Eyes of Women Writers (Hardcover, New)
Judith Shapiro
R508 R462 Discovery Miles 4 620 Save R46 (9%) Special order

One of the leading voices in women's education has assembled a literary look at the mother-daughter relationship by 40 of the top writers of today, including Erica Jong, Edwidge Danticat, Anna Quindlen, Zora Neale Hurston, and Cathleen Schine. All royalties go to the Barnard Scholarship fund for girls. 15 photos. PBS underwriting.

Cold Winds, Warm Winds - Intellectual Life in China Today (Paperback): Judith Shapiro, Liang Heng Cold Winds, Warm Winds - Intellectual Life in China Today (Paperback)
Judith Shapiro, Liang Heng
R257 R211 Discovery Miles 2 110 Save R46 (18%) Special order
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