Tourism, Religion and Spiritual Journeys by Dallen Timothy, Daniel Olsen

By Dallen Timothy, Daniel Olsen

Religion and spirituality are nonetheless one of the most typical motivations for trip - many significant tourism locations have built principally because of their connections to sacred humans, locations and occasions. delivering a finished overview of the first concerns and ideas on the topic of this intersection of tourism and faith, this revealing ebook supplies a balanced dialogue of either the theoretical and utilized topics that vacation spot planners, spiritual businesses, students, and tourism carrier companies needs to take care of on a regular basis.

Bringing together a individual record of individuals, this quantity takes a world process and comprises vast empirical situations from Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Roman Catholicism, Mormonism, New Ageism, Sikhism, Buddhism, and the religious philosophies of East Asia. On a conceptual point, it considers, among different topics:

  • contested heritage
  • the pilgrim-tourist dichotomy
  • secularization of pilgrimage experiences
  • religious humanism
  • educational elements of spiritual tourism
  • commodification of non secular icons and services.

A brilliant selection of essays, this amazing e-book discusses many very important practices, paradigms, and difficulties which are at the moment being tested and debated. It increases an array of vital and engaging questions and as such is a worthy source for college kids, students and researchers of tourism, faith and cultural studies.

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Intergenerational Space by Robert Vanderbeck, Nancy Worth

By Robert Vanderbeck, Nancy Worth

Intergenerational house offers perception into the remodeling relationships among more youthful and older participants of up to date societies. The bankruptcy choice brings jointly students from world wide which will tackle urgent questions either concerning the nature of latest generational divisions in addition to the complicated ways that participants of other generations are (and will be) keen on every one other’s lives. those questions contain: how do specific forms of areas and spatial preparations (e.g. towns, neighbourhoods, associations, relaxation websites) facilitate and restrict intergenerational touch and encounters? What techniques and areas effect the intergenerational negotiation and contestation of values, ideals, and social reminiscence, generating styles of either continuity and alter? And if generational separation and segregation are in reality major social difficulties throughout more than a few contexts―as an important physique of analysis and statement attests―how can this be ameliorated? The chapters during this assortment make unique contributions to those debates drawing on unique study from Belgium, China, Finland, Poland, Senegal, Singapore, Tanzania, Uganda, the USA and the United Kingdom.

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The Irregularization of Migration in Contemporary Europe: by Yolande Jansen, Robin Celikates, Joost de Bloois

By Yolande Jansen, Robin Celikates, Joost de Bloois

Working from an interdisciplinary point of view that pulls at the social sciences, felony experiences, and the arts, this booklet investigates the factors and results of the extremities skilled via migrants.

Firstly, the amount analyses the improvement and political-cultural stipulations of present practices and discourses of “bordering,” “illegality,” and “irregularization.” Secondly, it makes a speciality of the sorts of irregularization and at the range of the fields, suggestions and results taken with this variegation. Thirdly, the booklet examines examples of resistance that migrants and migratory cultures have constructed so that it will care for the predicaments they face. The publication makes use of the ecu Union as its case research, exploring practices and discourses of bordering, border keep watch over, and migration legislation. however the value of this box extends well past the ecu context because the tracking of Europe’s borders more and more happens on an international scale and displays an across the world expanding trend.

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Defining the Delta : multidisciplinary perspectives on the by Janelle Collins

By Janelle Collins

Inspired by way of the Arkansas Review’s “What Is the Delta?” sequence of articles, Defining the Delta collects fifteen essays from students within the sciences, social sciences, and arts to explain and outline this significant region.

listed below are essays studying the Delta’s actual houses, limitations, and weather from a geologist, archeologist, and environmental historian. The Delta is usually seen during the lens of the social sciences and humanities—historians, folklorists, and others learning the relationship among the land and its humans, particularly the significance of agriculture and the tradition of the realm, specifically track, literature, and food.

each flip of the web page finds in a different way of seeing the seven-state area that's bisected via and depending on the Mississippi River, suggesting finally that there are myriad methods of taking a look at, and defining, the Delta.

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Social Geographies: From Difference to Action by Ruth Panelli

By Ruth Panelli

How will we describe ourselves? the place have we, can we, can we, stay our lives?Why are the diversities among humans a resource of anxiety? How can social switch occur?Social geography might help in addressing those questions. It presents methods of realizing and dwelling in our modern world.Providing scholars with the assets to appreciate either the theoretical and empirical ways social geographers take while investigating social distinction, this article outlines key theoretical techniques and lines the center geographies of distinction: category, gender, race/ethnicity, and sexuality. It concludes through exhibiting how geographers paintings throughout those principles of distinction to appreciate questions of identification, energy and action.Using illustrative examples from all over the world, Social Geographies includes:- person chapters at the major theoretical methods to distinction- person chapters at the key ideas of identification, energy and motion- studies of the middle literature, with feedback for additional examining- Biographies of key modern social geographers- word list of key termsFor scholars starting human geography classes, or in social geography modules, this ebook is the basic primer.

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Know Your Enemy: The Rise and Fall of America's Soviet by David C. Engerman

By David C. Engerman

As international struggle II ended, few american citizens in govt or universities knew a lot in regards to the Soviet Union. As David Engerman exhibits during this ebook, a community of students, infantrymen, spies, and philanthropists created an company referred to as Soviet stories to fill during this harmful hole in American wisdom. This workforce introduced jointly a number of the nation's most sensible minds from the left, correct, and heart, colourful and arguable members starting from George Kennan to Margaret Mead to Zbigniew Brzezinski, let alone historians Sheila Fitzpatrick and Richard Pipes. jointly they created the data that helped struggle the chilly conflict and outline chilly conflict inspiration. Soviet experiences turned a colourful highbrow company, learning not only the Soviet possibility, yet Soviet society and tradition at a time whilst many stated that those have been contradictions in phrases, in addition to Russian background and literature. And this vast community, Engerman argues, perpetually replaced the connection among the govt. and academe, connecting the Pentagon with the ivory tower in ways in which nonetheless subject this day.

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Cultural Capitals: Revaluing the Arts, Remaking Urban Spaces by Louise Johnson

By Louise Johnson

This can be a e-book concerning the energy of the humanities to augment urban pictures, city economies and groups. Anchored in educational dialogue of the Cultural Industries - what they're, how they've got emerged, why they subject and the way they need to be theorized - the booklet bargains a sequence of case reviews drawn from 5 nations: Australia, Singapore, Spain, the united kingdom and the USA to check how the humanities give a contribution to sustainable city regeneration.

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Geographies of Consumption by Juliana Mansvelt

By Juliana Mansvelt

This severe advent to intake and its geographies presents an engaged precis of the intake literature and demonstrates that intake is in detail on the topic of the creation of area in way of life.

In Geographies of intake Juliana Mansvelt offers readers with an in depth rationalization of political-economic and social-cultural views on intake at diverse scales. She opens with evaluation chapters at the historical past and conceptualisation of intake and strikes directly to thematic chapters on intake areas; the physique and identification; commodity chains; globalization advertisement cultures.

The textual content is illustrated all through with comparative case study-material and contours packing containers and annotated notes for additional reading.

A assessment of intake from a spatial point of view, this serious research of the most important debates is the 1st synoptic review within the geographic literature. Geographies of intake may be familiar in modules in financial and social geography, and may be the middle textual content for people with a spotlight on consumption

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