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Financial Feasibility Studies for Property Development - Theory and Practice (Paperback, New): Tim Havard Financial Feasibility Studies for Property Development - Theory and Practice (Paperback, New)
Tim Havard
R370 R350 Discovery Miles 3 500 Save R20 (5%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Essential for any real estate professional or student performing feasibility studies for property development using Microsoft Excel and two of the most commonly used proprietary software systems, Argus Developer and Estate Master DF. This is the first book to not only review the place of financial feasibility studies in the property development process, but to examine both the theory and mechanics of feasibility studies through the construction of user friendly examples using these software systems. The development process has seen considerable changes in practice in recent years as developers and advisors have adopted modern spread sheets and software models to carry out feasibility studies and appraisals. This has greatly extended their ability to model more complex developments and more sophisticated funding arrangements, saving time and improving accuracy. Tim Havard brings over 25 years of industry and software experience to guide students and practitioners through the theory of development appraisals and feasibility studies before providing internationally applicable worked examples and potential pitfalls using Excel, Argus Developer and Estates Master DF.

Adivasi Rights and Exclusion in India (Hardcover): V.Srinivasa Rao Adivasi Rights and Exclusion in India (Hardcover)
V.Srinivasa Rao
R3,092 Discovery Miles 30 920 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume examines the processes and impacts of exclusion on the Adivasis (tribal or indigenous people) in India and what repercussions these have for their constitutional rights. The chapters explore a wide range of issues connected to the idea of exclusion - land and forest resources, habitats and livelihoods, health and disease management, gender relations, language and schooling, water resources, poverty, governance, markets and technology, and development challenges - through case studies from different parts of the country. The book argues that any laws intended to safeguard the fundamental rights of Adivasis must acknowledge the fact that their diverse and complex identities are not homogenous, and that uniform laws have failed to address their systemic marginalisation since the colonial era. This work appeals for a serious and meaningful political intervention towards tribal development. The volume will be useful to scholars and researchers of tribal and Third World studies, sociology and social anthropology, exclusion studies and development studies.

Reclaiming the Hopewellian Ceremonial Sphere - 200 B.C. to A.D. 500 (Hardcover): A. Martin Byers Reclaiming the Hopewellian Ceremonial Sphere - 200 B.C. to A.D. 500 (Hardcover)
A. Martin Byers
R1,854 Discovery Miles 18 540 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Multiple Hopewellian monumental earthwork sites displaying timber features, mortuary deposits, and unique artifacts are found widely distributed across the North American Eastern Woodlands, from the lower Mississippi Valley north to the Great Lakes. These sites, dating from 200 b.c. to a.d. 500, almost define the Middle Woodland period of the Eastern Woodlands. Joseph Caldwell treated these sites as defining what he termed the ""Hopewell Interaction Sphere,"" which he conceptualized as mediating a set of interacting mortuary-funerary cults linking many different local ethnic communities. In this new book, A. Martin Byers refines Caldwell's work, coining the term ""Hopewell Ceremonial Sphere"" to more precisely characterize this transregional sphere as manifesting multiple autonomous cult sodalities of local communities affiliated into escalating levels of autonomous cult sodality heterarchies. It is these cult sodality heterarchies, regionally and transregionally interacting - and not their autonomous communities to which the sodalities also belonged - that were responsible for the Hopewellian assemblage; and the heterarchies took themselves to be performing, not funerary, but world-renewal ritual ceremonialism mediated by the deceased of their many autonomous Middle Woodland communities. Paired with the cult sodality heterarchy model, Byers proposes and develops the complementary heterarchical community model. This model postulates a type of community that made the formation of the cult sodality heterarchy possible. But Byers insists it was the sodality heterarchies and not the complementary heterarchical communities that generated the Hopewellian ceremonial sphere. Detailed interpretations and explanations of Hopewellian sites and their contents in Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, and Georgia empirically anchor his claims. A singular work of unprecedented scope, Reclaiming the Hopewellian Ceremonial Sphere will encourage archaeologists to re-examine their interpretations.

Intimate Disconnections - Divorce and the Romance of Independence in Contemporary Japan (Paperback): Alexy Intimate Disconnections - Divorce and the Romance of Independence in Contemporary Japan (Paperback)
Alexy
R792 Discovery Miles 7 920 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In many ways, divorce is a quintessentially personal decision--the choice to leave a marriage that causes harm or feels unfulfilling to the two people involved. But anyone who has gone through a divorce knows the additional public dimensions of breaking up, from intense shame and societal criticism to friends' and relatives' unsolicited advice. In Intimate Disconnections, Allison Alexy tells the fascinating story of the changing norms surrounding divorce in Japan in the early 2000s, when sudden demographic and social changes made it a newly visible and viable option. Not only will one of three Japanese marriages today end in divorce, but divorces are suddenly much more likely to be initiated by women who cite new standards for intimacy as their motivation. As people across Japan now consider divorcing their spouses, or work to avoid separation, they face complicated questions about the risks and possibilities marriage brings: How can couples be intimate without becoming suffocatingly close? How should they build loving relationships when older models are no longer feasible? What do you do, both legally and socially, when you just can't take it anymore? Relating the intensely personal stories from people experiencing different stages of divorce, Alexy provides a rich ethnography of Japan while also speaking more broadly to contemporary visions of love and marriage during an era in which neoliberal values are prompting wide-ranging transformations in homes across the globe.

People at Work (Hardcover): Jago Corazza, Greta Ropa People at Work (Hardcover)
Jago Corazza, Greta Ropa
R980 R770 Discovery Miles 7 700 Save R210 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The stunning photographs in this book are not only an anthropological study on the types of work done all over the world and the different societies which undertake them, but are also a real look at work that is still carried out by manual labour, usually away from the Western World. This fascinating collection reveals the intricacies of these jobs and the people who perform them, looking in detail at farmers, tailors, mechanics and a huge number of other industries where the physical work of men and women create communities who pride themselves on ingenuity and creativity. ' People at Work' is a captivating look at the socioeconomic development of different communities around the world and how they are fundamentally shaped by the type of work they perform. The evolution of technology in the modern age has meant that most job titles have become ambiguous and the notion of work in the traditional sense has been lost to a certain extent. This beautiful volume looks at the hands-on approach to work in an innovative way. AUTHOR: Jago Corazza is a journalist and publicist, but above all, is a photographer and traveller who began contributing to an important photo agency in Bologna at 15. He has made documentaries, in more than 120 countries. He has produced material for CNN Turner classic Movies and has been awarded three 'Telegatti' prizes, and, in the US, the Telly Award for culture. Corzza is President of the Italian Association of Nature Photography, and is editor for the anthropology section of Oasis review, as well as publishing various other magazines, such as White Star-National Geographic, for which he produced important anthropological reports on the last prehistoric tribes on earth. He is a UNICEF ambassador and collaborator. For White Star he has published 'This is My Home', Journey through the Evolution of Human Dwellings. Greta Ropa is an author and foreign language correspondent with a degree in human resource training and selection studies. She has many years' experience in the fashion and advertising sector and has worked as a photographer and a model. With a passion for writing, travelling and photography, she has worked all over the word in TV and film production and has produced various monographs for White Star-National Geographic and Oasis. She is a UNICEF ambassador and collaborator. Full colour photos

Foragers, Farmers, and Fossil Fuels - How Human Values Evolve (Paperback): Ian Morris Foragers, Farmers, and Fossil Fuels - How Human Values Evolve (Paperback)
Ian Morris; Edited by Stephen Macedo; Commentary by Richard Seaford, Jonathan D. Spence, Christine M. Korsgaard, …
R473 R386 Discovery Miles 3 860 Save R87 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Most people in the world today think democracy and gender equality are good, and that violence and wealth inequality are bad. But most people who lived during the 10,000 years before the nineteenth century thought just the opposite. Drawing on archaeology, anthropology, biology, and history, Ian Morris explains why. Fundamental long-term changes in values, Morris argues, are driven by the most basic force of all: energy. Humans have found three main ways to get the energy they need--from foraging, farming, and fossil fuels. Each energy source sets strict limits on what kinds of societies can succeed, and each kind of society rewards specific values. But if our fossil-fuel world favors democratic, open societies, the ongoing revolution in energy capture means that our most cherished values are very likely to turn out not to be useful any more. Foragers, Farmers, and Fossil Fuels offers a compelling new argument about the evolution of human values, one that has far-reaching implications for how we understand the past--and for what might happen next. Originating as the Tanner Lectures delivered at Princeton University, the book includes challenging responses by classicist Richard Seaford, historian of China Jonathan Spence, philosopher Christine Korsgaard, and novelist Margaret Atwood.

Reading Ethnography (Paperback): David S. Jacobson Reading Ethnography (Paperback)
David S. Jacobson
R683 Discovery Miles 6 830 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Beyond Bioethics - Toward a New Biopolitics (Paperback): Osagie K. Obasogie, Marcy Darnovsky Beyond Bioethics - Toward a New Biopolitics (Paperback)
Osagie K. Obasogie, Marcy Darnovsky; Foreword by Troy Duster; Afterword by Patricia J Williams
R823 R649 Discovery Miles 6 490 Save R174 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For decades, the field of bioethics has shaped the way we think about ethical problems in science, technology, and medicine. But its traditional emphasis on individual interests such as doctor-patient relationships, informed consent, and personal autonomy is minimally helpful in confronting the social and political challenges posed by new human biotechnologies such as assisted reproduction, human genetic modification, and DNA forensics. Beyond Bioethics addresses these provocative issues from an emerging standpoint that is attentive to race, gender, class, disability, privacy, and notions of democracy-a "new biopolitics." This authoritative volume provides an overview for those grappling with the profound dilemmas posed by these developments. It brings together the work of cutting-edge thinkers from diverse fields of study and public engagement, all of them committed to this new perspective grounded in social justice and public interest values.

Are Men Animals? - How Modern Masculinity Sells Men Short (Hardcover): Matthew Gutmann Are Men Animals? - How Modern Masculinity Sells Men Short (Hardcover)
Matthew Gutmann
R707 R558 Discovery Miles 5 580 Save R149 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

We live in an era in which many of the men occupying the highest seats of power--from the movie producer's chair to the desk chair of the Oval Office--think misogyny is perfectly permissible. The same dynamics repeat themselves at every scale. And yet, while we may criticise the vulgarity and violence of these men, much of our society at best gives the behaviour a pass, or at worst, subscribes to an ideology that actively permits it. And whether one approves of or loathes the behaviour, in most cases it's still explained as men being men, either with a "boys will be boys" wink, or a disapproving description of Donald Trump's high testosterone levels (from Frank Bruni in the New York Times) or a claim that Barack Obama's were too low (from Kathleen Parker in the Washington Post). In Are Men Animals?, anthropologist Matthew Gutmann argues that biology alone is an insufficient explanation for bad behaviour--and turns everything we thought we knew about masculinity, testosterone, and the modern male on its head. The trick, he reveals, is to figure out where the line between nature and nurture really lies. To find out, Gutmann embarks on a global investigation of machismo spanning from Mexico City to Shanghai, from close-knit communities to sprawling college campuses, from rehab programmes in Oakland to the frontlines of war in Iraq. Along the way, he questions the extent to which we think men's bodies control their destinies, and how that changes how we understand matters like competition, conflict, and international combat. Ultimately, Gutmann implores us to expand our ideas of what a modern man should or could look like, for the benefit of our society as a whole. Provocative and incredibly timely, this book will be the definitive manifesto for a revamped understanding of modern masculinity, one that every man--and woman--needs.

Radical Innovators - The Blessings of Adversity in Science and Art, 1500-2000 (Paperback): Anton Blok Radical Innovators - The Blessings of Adversity in Science and Art, 1500-2000 (Paperback)
Anton Blok
R490 Discovery Miles 4 900 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this book leading cultural anthropologist Anton Blok sheds new light on the lives and achievements of pioneers who revolutionized science and art over the past five centuries, demonstrating that adversity rather than talent alone was crucial to their success. Through a collective biography of some ninety radical innovators, including Erasmus, Spinoza, Newton, Bach, Sade, Darwin, Melville, Mendel, Cezanne, Curie, Brancusi, Einstein, Wittgenstein, Keynes, and Goodall, Blok shows how a significant proportion in fact benefited from social exclusion. Beethoven s increasing deafness isolated him from his friends, creating more time for composing and experimenting, while Darwin s chronic illness gave him an excuse to avoid social gatherings and get on with his work. Adversity took various forms, including illegitimate birth, early parental loss, conflict with parents, bankruptcy, chronic illness, physical deficiencies, neurological and genetic disorders, minority status, peripheral origins, poverty, exile, and detention. Blok argues, however, that all these misfortunes had the same effect: alienation from mainstream society. As outsiders, innovators could question conventional beliefs and practices. With little to lose, they could take chances and exploit opportunities. With governments, universities and industry all emphasizing the importance of investing in innovation, typically understood to mean planned and focussed research teams, this book runs counter to conventional wisdom. For far more often, radical innovation in science and art is entirely unscripted, resulting from trial and error by individuals ready to take risks, fail, and start again.

America for Americans - A History of Xenophobia in the United States (Hardcover): Erika Lee America for Americans - A History of Xenophobia in the United States (Hardcover)
Erika Lee 1
R760 R599 Discovery Miles 5 990 Save R161 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
When Greeks think about Turks - The View from Anthropology (Hardcover): Dimitrios Theodossopoulos When Greeks think about Turks - The View from Anthropology (Hardcover)
Dimitrios Theodossopoulos
R2,965 Discovery Miles 29 650 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Drawing upon anthropological studies that document culturally specific ways of perceiving ethic Others in Greece and Cyprus, this book explores the cultural boundaries of the categories 'Greek' and 'Turk', and compares views on what it means to be one of these ethnic groups or both. The contributors examine the opinions of diverse social groups, such as ordinary middle-class citizens, intellectuals, army officers, children, villagers, refugees from Asia Minor, and Greek-and-Turkisj-Cypriots. They also investigate the local attitudes to international politics and highlight the contextual - as opposed to immutable and essentialist - meaning of evaluations about nations, such as Greece, Turkey and Cyprus, and their citizens. When Greeks think about Turks carefully unpacks the cultural meaning of popular metaphors, stereotypes and versions of history as these are articulated in the context of discussions about the Turks in Greece. It sets the template for understanding how local perceptions of resemblance and difference provide a conceptual framework for defining and negotiating ethnic identity at the local, national and international level. It sheds valuable light on the politics of identity-making and the constitution of nationalism in Greece and Cyprus. This book was previously published as a special issue of South European Society and Politics.

Brazil in Focus - A Guide to the People, Politics and Culture (Paperback): Jan Rocha Brazil in Focus - A Guide to the People, Politics and Culture (Paperback)
Jan Rocha
R357 Discovery Miles 3 570 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this text in the "In Focus" series, aimed a students and independent travellers, Brazil is depicted as a land of global superlatives, boasting the best football, the largest rainforest, and the world's worst social and economic inequality. It's vibrant culture is best known for carnival and samba and attracts thousands of visitors each year. The carnival capital of Rio also showcases Brazil's contrasts, as the shanty towns of the dispossesed cling to the mountain sides overlooking the beach playgrounds of the rich.

William Faulkner in the Media Ecology (Hardcover): Julian Murphet, Stefan Solomon, Sarah Gleeson-White, Richard Godden, Robert... William Faulkner in the Media Ecology (Hardcover)
Julian Murphet, Stefan Solomon, Sarah Gleeson-White, Richard Godden, Robert Jackson, …
R1,151 Discovery Miles 11 510 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

William Faulkner in the Media Ecology explores the Nobel Prize-winning author immersed in the new media of his time. Intersecting with twentieth-century technology such as photography, film, and sound recording, these twelve essays portray Faulkner as not only as a writer looking back on the history of the U.S. South, but also as a screenwriter, aviator, and celebrity. This fresh, interdisciplinary approach to Faulkner presents an innovative way of reassessing a body of literary work that has engaged readers and critics for over sixty years. Essays by John T. Matthews, Catherine Gunther Kodat, Stefan Solomon, and Donald M. Kartiganer assess how Faulkner's legacy has been shaped through media adaptation and public commemoration of his work. Jay Watson, Michael Zeitlin, Sarah Gleeson-White, Robert Jackson, and Sascha Morrell consider a range of media relevant to the creation of the writer's stories and ways to recalibrate traditional thinking about his writing. Mark Steven, Peter Lurie, and Richard Godden examine how the vastly different mediations of both cinema and money influenced Faulkner's work. Editors Julian Murphet and Stefan Solomon have brought together some of the most prominent voices in Faulkner studies, along with a number of emerging scholars, to construct a portrait of Faulkner as a thoroughly modern writer, as much attuned to the evolution of the contemporary world as he was to the past.

Foragers, Farmers, and Fossil Fuels - How Human Values Evolve (Hardcover, Rev Ed): Ian Morris Foragers, Farmers, and Fossil Fuels - How Human Values Evolve (Hardcover, Rev Ed)
Ian Morris; Edited by Stephen Macedo; Commentary by Richard Seaford, Jonathan D. Spence, Christine M. Korsgaard, … 2
R703 R559 Discovery Miles 5 590 Save R144 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Most people in the world today think democracy and gender equality are good, and that violence and wealth inequality are bad. But most people who lived during the 10,000 years before the nineteenth century thought just the opposite. Drawing on archaeology, anthropology, biology, and history, Ian Morris explains why. Fundamental long-term changes in values, Morris argues, are driven by the most basic force of all: energy. Humans have found three main ways to get the energy they need--from foraging, farming, and fossil fuels. Each energy source sets strict limits on what kinds of societies can succeed, and each kind of society rewards specific values. But if our fossil-fuel world favors democratic, open societies, the ongoing revolution in energy capture means that our most cherished values are very likely to turn out not to be useful any more. Foragers, Farmers, and Fossil Fuels offers a compelling new argument about the evolution of human values, one that has far-reaching implications for how we understand the past--and for what might happen next. Originating as the Tanner Lectures delivered at Princeton University, the book includes challenging responses by classicist Richard Seaford, historian of China Jonathan Spence, philosopher Christine Korsgaard, and novelist Margaret Atwood.

The Political Economy of Conflict and Violence against Women - Cases from the South (Paperback): Kumudini Samuel, Claire... The Political Economy of Conflict and Violence against Women - Cases from the South (Paperback)
Kumudini Samuel, Claire Slatter, Vagisha Gunasekara
R627 R566 Discovery Miles 5 660 Save R61 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Political Economy of Conflict and Violence against Women shows how political, economic, social and ideological processes intersect to shape conflict related gender-based violence against women. Through feminist interrogations of the politics of economies, struggles for political power and the gender order, this collection reveals how sexual orders and regimes are linked to spaces of production. Crucially it argues that these spaces are themselves firmly anchored in overlapping patriarchies which are sustained and reproduced during and after war through violence that is physical as well as structural. Through an analysis of legal regimes and structures of social arrangements, this book frames militarization as a political economic dynamic, developing a radical critique of liberal peace building and peace making that does not challenge patriarchy, or modes of production and accumulation.

The Smile of the Human Bomb - New Perspectives on Suicide Terrorism (Hardcover): Gideon Aran The Smile of the Human Bomb - New Perspectives on Suicide Terrorism (Hardcover)
Gideon Aran; Translated by Jeffrey Green
R825 R669 Discovery Miles 6 690 Save R156 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In 2017, nearly six thousand people were killed in suicide attacks across the world. In The Smile of the Human Bomb, Gideon Aran dissects the moral logic of the suicide terrorism that led to those deaths. The book is a firsthand examination of the bomb site at the moment of the explosion, during the first few minutes after the explosion, and in the last moments before the explosion. Aran uncovers the suicide bomber's final preparations before embarking on the suicide mission: the border crossing, the journey toward the designated target, penetration into the site, and the behavior of both sides within it. The book sheds light on the truth of the human bomb. Aran's gritty and often disturbing account is built on a foundation of participant observation with squads of pious Jewish volunteers who gather the scorched fragments of the dead after terrorist attacks; newly revealed documents, including interrogation protocols; interviews with Palestinian armed resistance members and retired Israeli counterterrorism agents; observations of failed suicide terrorists in jail; and conversations with the acquaintances of human bombs. The Smile of the Human Bomb provides new insights on the Middle East conflict, political violence, radicalism, victimhood, ritual, and death and unveils a suicide terrorism scene far different from what is conventionally pictured. In the end, Aran discovers, the suicide terrorist is an unremarkable figure, and the circumstances of his or her recruitment and operation are prosaic and often accidental. The smiling human bomb is neither larger than life nor a monster, but an actor on a human scale. And suicide terrorism is a drama in which cliches and chance events play their role.

The Spirit Ambulance - Choreographing the End of Life in Thailand (Paperback): Scott Stonington The Spirit Ambulance - Choreographing the End of Life in Thailand (Paperback)
Scott Stonington
R686 R622 Discovery Miles 6 220 Save R64 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Spirit Ambulance is a journey into decision-making at the end of life in Thailand, where families attempt to craft good deaths for their elders in the face of clashing ethical frameworks, from a rapidly developing universal medical system, to national and global human-rights politics, to contemporary movements in Buddhist metaphysics. Scott Stonington's gripping ethnography documents how Thai families attempt to pay back a "debt of life" to their elders through intensive medical care, followed by a medically assisted rush from the hospital to home to ensure a spiritually advantageous last breath. The result is a powerful exploration of the nature of death and the complexities arising from the globalization of biomedical expertise and ethics around the world.

Boundaries, Communities and State-Making in West Africa - The Centrality of the Margins (Paperback): Paul Nugent Boundaries, Communities and State-Making in West Africa - The Centrality of the Margins (Paperback)
Paul Nugent
R846 Discovery Miles 8 460 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Border regions are often considered to be the neglected margins. In this book, Paul Nugent argues that through a comparison of the Senegambia and the trans-Volta (Ghana/Togo), we can see that the geographical margins have shaped notional centres at least as much as the reverse. Through a study of three centuries of history, this book demonstrates that states were forged through an extended process of converting a topography of settled states and slaving frontiers into colonial borders. It argues that post-colonial states and larger social contracts have been configured very differently as a consequence. It underscores the impact on regional dynamics and the phenomenon of peripheral urbanism. Nugent also addresses the manner in which a variegated sense of community has been forged amongst Mandinka, Jola, Ewe and Agotime populations who have both shaped and been shaped by the border. This is an exercise in reciprocal comparison and shuttles between scales, from the local and the particular to the national and the regional.

On the Public (Hardcover): Alastair Hannay On the Public (Hardcover)
Alastair Hannay
R3,070 Discovery Miles 30 700 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The media often talk about public opinion, the "American" or "British" public, or the movie-going public. A public can hold an opinion and be divided. What is the public and where did it come from? Is there one public or many? Is the very idea of the public a myth?
In this fascinating book, Alastair Hannay explores these questions and unpacks a much talked about but little understood phenomenon. He begins by tracing the origins of the public back to ancient Rome, before arguing that the idea of a public sphere is closely linked to the birth of democracy in the eighteenth century. He also reflects on the Enlightenment and the origins of public opinion, as well as considering the role of the media in creating and manipulating the public, and asks whether the very idea of the public might be uprooted and undermined by the internet and global technology.
Engaging and controversial in equal measure, "On the Public "also draws on famous thinkers who have written about the public, such as Kierkegaard, Hannah Arendt, John Dewey and Jurgen Habermas.

Food and Society - Principles and Paradoxes (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Amy E. Guptill, Denise A. Copelton, Betsy Lucal Food and Society - Principles and Paradoxes (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Amy E. Guptill, Denise A. Copelton, Betsy Lucal
R491 Discovery Miles 4 910 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This popular and engaging text, now revised in a second edition, offers readers a social perspective on food, food practices, and the modern food system. It engages readers' curiosity by highlighting several paradoxes: how food is both individual and social, reveals both distinction and conformity, and, in the contemporary global era, comes from everywhere but nowhere in particular. With updates and enhancements throughout, the new edition provides an empirically deep, multifaceted, and coherent introduction to this fascinating field. Each chapter begins with a vivid case study, proceeds through a rich discussion of research insights, and ends with discussion questions and suggested resources. Chapter topics include food's role in socialization, identity, health and social change, as well as food marketing and the changing global food system. The new edition gives more focused attention to labor (both paid and unpaid) in all aspects of the food system. In synthesizing insights from diverse fields of social inquiry, the book addresses issues of culture, structure, and social inequality throughout. Written in a lively style, this book will continue to be both accessible and revealing to beginning and intermediate students alike.

The Court Chronicle of the Kings of Manipur - Cheitharon Kumpapa - Original Text, Translation and Notes Vol. 1. 33-1763 CE... The Court Chronicle of the Kings of Manipur - Cheitharon Kumpapa - Original Text, Translation and Notes Vol. 1. 33-1763 CE (Hardcover)
Saroj N. Arambam Parratt
R3,106 Discovery Miles 31 060 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The "Cheitharon Kumpapa "is the Court Chronicle of the Kings of Manipur, a small formerly independent state situated on the Indian border with Myanmar. The "Cheitharon Kumpapa "is a court account of the state, which claims to record events from the founding of the ruling dynasty in 33 CE. This dynasty continued until the abolition of the monarchy after the merger of the state with India in 1949. The document is thus probably the oldest chronicle in the region, written on hand made "Meetei" (Manipuri) paper made from tree bark in locally made ink with a quill or a bamboo pen. All in all it comprises more than 3000 leaves. This volume contains a copy of the original text of the "Cheitharon Kumpapa," which is authorized by the Palace and the English translation from the original composed in archaic Manipuri script ("Meetei Mayek"). Explanatory notes and a glossary complement this interesting source of information. Scholars working on East and South Asia willfind this volume enlightening and the text will be useful for those readers engaged in social anthropology, religious history, archaeology, human geography and linguistics.

Culture and the Real - Theorizing Cultural Criticism (Hardcover): Catherine Belsey Culture and the Real - Theorizing Cultural Criticism (Hardcover)
Catherine Belsey
R2,196 Discovery Miles 21 960 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

What makes us the people we are? Culture evidently plays a part, but how large a part? Is culture alone the source of our identities? Some have argued that human nature is the foundation of culture, others that culture is the foundation of human identity. Catherine Belsey now calls for a more nuanced, relational account of what it is to be human, and in doing so puts forward a significant new theory of culture.
"Culture and the Real "explains with Professor Belsey's characteristic lucidity the views of recent theorists, including Jean-Francois Lyotard, Judith Butler and Slavoj Zizek, as well as their debt to the earlier work of Kant and Hegel, in order to take issue with their accounts of what it is to be human. To explore the human, she demonstrates, is to acknowledge the relationship between culture and what we don't know: not the familiar world picture presented to us by culture as 'reality', but the unsayable, or the strange region that lies beyond culture, which Lacan has called 'the real'. Culture, she argues, registers a sense of its own limits in ways more subtle than the theorists allow.
This volume builds on the insights of Belsey's influential "Critical Practice" to provide not only an accessible introduction to contemporary theories of what it is to be human, but a major new contribution to current debates about culture. Taking examples from film and art, fiction and poetry, "Culture and the Real" is essential reading for those studying or working in cultural criticism, within the fields of English, Cultural Studies, Film Studies and Art History.

Indigenous Peoples and the Geographies of Power - Mezcala's Narratives of Neoliberal Governance (Hardcover): Ines Duran... Indigenous Peoples and the Geographies of Power - Mezcala's Narratives of Neoliberal Governance (Hardcover)
Ines Duran Matute
R3,086 Discovery Miles 30 860 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Tracing key trends of the global-regional-local interface of power, Ines Duran Matute through the case of the indigenous community of Mezcala (Mexico) demonstrates how global political economic processes shape the lives, spaces, projects and identities of the most remote communities. Throughout the book, in-depth interviews, participant observations and text collection, offer the reader insight into the functioning of neoliberal governance, how it is sustained in networks of power and rhetorics deployed, and how it is experienced. People, as passively and actively participate in its courses of action, are being enmeshed in these geographies of power seeking out survival strategies, but also constructing autonomous projects that challenge such forms of governance. This book, by bringing together the experience of a geopolitical locality and the literature from the Latin American Global South into the discussions within the Global Northern academia, offers an original and timely transdisciplinary approach that challenges the interpretations of power and development while also prioritizing and respecting the local production of knowledge.

The Invention of Tradition (Paperback): Eric Hobsbawm, Terence Ranger The Invention of Tradition (Paperback)
Eric Hobsbawm, Terence Ranger
R458 R376 Discovery Miles 3 760 Save R82 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Many of the traditions which we think of as very ancient in their origins were not in fact sanctioned by long usage over the centuries, but were invented comparatively recently. This book explores examples of this process of invention - the creation of Welsh and Scottish 'national culture'; the elaboration of British royal rituals in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; the origins of imperial rituals in British India and Africa; and the attempts by radical movements to develop counter-traditions of their own. It addresses the complex interaction of past and present, bringing together historians and anthropologists in a fascinating study of ritual and symbolism which poses new questions for the understanding of our history.

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