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All Together Now? - One Man's Walk in Search of His Father and a Lost England (Paperback, Main): Mike Carter All Together Now? - One Man's Walk in Search of His Father and a Lost England (Paperback, Main)
Mike Carter 1
R401 R335 Discovery Miles 3 350 Save R66 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'This important, disturbing and frequently heartbreaking book should be read by every politician in Westminster.' Adrian Tempany, Observer

'In a few weeks' time, it would be thirty-five years to the day since those men and women had walked 340 miles to try to save their communities and their culture, and thirty-five years since I had turned down Pete's invitation to join them. I called work and booked some time off. Then I bought a one-way train ticket to Liverpool.'

In 1981, Mike Carter's dad, Pete, organised the People's March for Jobs, which saw 300 people walk from Liverpool to London to protest as the Thatcher government's policies devastated industrial Britain and sent unemployment skyrocketing. Just before the 2016 EU referendum, Mike set off to walk the same route in a quest to better understand his dad and his country.

As he walked, Mike found many echoes of the early eighties: a working class overlooked and ignored by Westminster politicans; communities hollowed out but fiercely resistant; anger and despair co-existing with hope and determination for change. And he also found that he and Pete shared more in common than he might have thought.

All Together Now? maps the intricate, overlapping path of one man's journey and that of an entire country. It is a book about belonging, about whether to stay or go, and about the need to write new stories for our communities and ourselves.

We Make Change - Community Organizers Talk About What They Do - and Why (Paperback): Kristin Layng Szakos, Joe Szakos We Make Change - Community Organizers Talk About What They Do - and Why (Paperback)
Kristin Layng Szakos, Joe Szakos
R1,116 R817 Discovery Miles 8 170 Save R299 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Community organizers work at their jobs because they are passionate, because they believe that change is possible, and because they enjoy working with people. Although it's not an occupation that leads to great wealth, community organizers can make a living at it. They get salaries, pensions and health insurance. They raise families. They do well by doing good. This book explores the world of community organizing through the voices of real people working in the field, in small towns and city neighborhoods - women and men of different races and economic backgrounds, ranging in age from those in their twenties to those in their sixties. Fourteen in-depth profiles tell the life stories of a cross-section of the diverse people who choose the life of an organizer. Other chapters, focused on issues of organizing, are tapestries of experience woven from the 81 interviews the authors conducted.

Populism, Democracy and Community Development (Paperback): Sue Kenny, Jim Ife, Peter Westoby Populism, Democracy and Community Development (Paperback)
Sue Kenny, Jim Ife, Peter Westoby
R812 Discovery Miles 8 120 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Using international perspectives and case studies, this book discusses the relationships between community development and populism in the context of today's widespread crisis of democracy. It investigates the development, meanings and manifestations of contemporary forms of populism and explores the synergies and contradictions between the values and practices of populism and community development. Contributors examine the ways that the ascendancy of right-wing populist politics is influencing the landscapes within which community development is located and they offer new insights on how the field can understand and respond to the challenges of populism.

The 'Black Horror on the Rhine' - Intersections of Race, Nation, Gender and Class in 1920s Germany (Hardcover, 1st... The 'Black Horror on the Rhine' - Intersections of Race, Nation, Gender and Class in 1920s Germany (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Iris Wigger
R2,644 R2,207 Discovery Miles 22 070 Save R437 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book explores the 'Black Horror' campaign as an important chapter in the popularisation of racialised discourse in European history. Originating in early 1920s Germany, this international racist campaign was promoted through modern media, targeting French occupation troops from colonial Africa on German soil and using stereotypical images of 'racially primitive', sexually depraved black soldiers threatening and raping 'white women' in 1920s Germany to generate widespread public concern about their presence. The campaign became an international phenomenon in Post-WWI Europe, and had followers throughout Europe, the US and Australia. Wigger examines the campaign's combination of race, gender, nation and class as categories of social inclusion and exclusion, which led to the formation of a racist conglomerate of interlinked discriminations. Her book offers readers a rare insight into a widely forgotten chapter of popular racism in Europe, and sets out the benefits of a historically reflexive study of racialised discourse and its intersectionality.

The European Culture Area - A Systematic Geography (Paperback, Sixth Edition): Alexander B. Murphy, Terry G. Jordan-Bychkov,... The European Culture Area - A Systematic Geography (Paperback, Sixth Edition)
Alexander B. Murphy, Terry G. Jordan-Bychkov, Bella Bychkova Jordan
R1,919 R1,820 Discovery Miles 18 200 Save R99 (5%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Now in a fully updated edition, this leading textbook has been thoroughly revised to reflect the sweeping economic, social, and political changes the past decade has brought to Europe and to incorporate new research and teaching approaches in regional geography. The authors employ a cultural-historical approach that is ideally suited to facilitate understanding of Europe s complex geographical character. Their topical organization including environment, ethnicity, religion, language, demography, politics, industry, and urban and rural life offers students a holistic understanding of the diverse cultural area that is Europe. Inclusive, rich in ideas, lively, interesting, and humanistic, The European Culture Area remains the text of choice for courses on the geography of Europe."

Stop and Frisk - American Poems (Paperback): Asim Jabari Stop and Frisk - American Poems (Paperback)
Asim Jabari
R367 R298 Discovery Miles 2 980 Save R69 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Gender Imbalance in Public Sector Leadership (Paperback): Leisha DeHart-Davis, Deneen Hatmaker, Kimberly L. Nelson, Sanjay K... Gender Imbalance in Public Sector Leadership (Paperback)
Leisha DeHart-Davis, Deneen Hatmaker, Kimberly L. Nelson, Sanjay K Pandey, Sheela Pandey, …
R424 Discovery Miles 4 240 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Women are still underrepresented as public-sector organizational leaders, despite comprising half of the United States public-sector workforce. To explore the factors driving gender imbalance, this Element employs a problem-driven approach to examine gender imbalance in local government management. We use multiple methods, inductive and deductive research, and different theoretical frames for exploring why so few women are city or county managers. Our interviews, resume analysis and secondary data analysis suggesting that women in local government management face a complex puzzle of gendered experiences, career paths and appointment circumstances that lend insights into gender imbalanced leadership in this domain.

Sixty Years of Boom and Bust - The Impact of Oil in North Dakota, 1958-2018 (Paperback): Brent L Willis, Ross B. Talbot, Samuel... Sixty Years of Boom and Bust - The Impact of Oil in North Dakota, 1958-2018 (Paperback)
Brent L Willis, Ross B. Talbot, Samuel C Kelley
R466 Discovery Miles 4 660 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Why Place Matters - Geography, Identity, and Civic Life in Modern America (Paperback): Wilfred M McClay, Ted V. McAllister Why Place Matters - Geography, Identity, and Civic Life in Modern America (Paperback)
Wilfred M McClay, Ted V. McAllister
R440 R373 Discovery Miles 3 730 Save R67 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Contemporary American society, with its emphasis on mobility and economic progress, all too often loses sight of the importance of a sense of place; and community. Appreciating place is essential for building the strong local communities that cultivate civic engagement, public leadership, and many of the other goods that contribute to a flourishing human life. Do we, in losing our places, lose the crucial basis for healthy and resilient individual identity, and for the cultivation of public virtues? For one can't be a citizen without being a citizen of some place in particular; one isn't a citizen of a motel. And if these dangers are real and present ones, are there ways that intelligent public policy can begin to address them constructively, by means of reasonable and democratic innovations that are likely to attract wide public support? Why Place Matters takes these concerns seriously, and its contributors seek to discover how, given the American people as they are, and American economic and social life as it now exists; and not as those things can be imagined to be in some utopian scheme; we can find means of fostering a richer and more sustaining way of life. The book is an anthology of essays exploring the contemporary problems of place and placelessness in American society. The book includes contributions from distinguished scholars and writers such as poet Dana Gioia (former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts), geographer Yi-Fu Tuan, urbanist Witold Rybczynski, architect Philip Bess, essayists Christine Rosen and Ari Schulman, philosopher Roger Scruton, transportation planner Gary Toth, and historians Russell Jacoby and Joseph Amato.

#identity - Hashtagging Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Nation (Paperback): Abigail De Kosnik, Keith P Feldman #identity - Hashtagging Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Nation (Paperback)
Abigail De Kosnik, Keith P Feldman
R789 R671 Discovery Miles 6 710 Save R118 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Since its launch in 2006, Twitter has served as a major platform for political performance, social justice activism, and large-scale public debates over race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and nationality. It has empowered minoritarian groups to organize protests, articulate often-underrepresented perspectives, and form community. It has also spread hashtags that have been used to bully and silence women, people of color, and LGBTQ people. #identity is among the first scholarly books to address the positive and negative effects of Twitter on our contemporary world. Hailing from diverse scholarly fields, all contributors are affiliated with The Color of New Media, a scholarly collective based at the University of California, Berkeley. The Color of New Media explores the intersections of new media studies, critical race theory, gender and women's studies, and postcolonial studies. The essays in #identity consider topics such asthe social justice movements organized through #BlackLivesMatter, #Ferguson, and #SayHerName; the controversies around #WhyIStayed and #CancelColbert; Twitter use in India and Africa; the integration of hashtags such as #nohomo and #onfleek that have become part of everyday online vernacular; and other ways in which Twitter has been used by, for, and against women, people of color, LGBTQ, and Global South communities. Collectively, the essays in this volume offer a critically interdisciplinary view of how and why social media has been at the heart of U.S. and global political discourse for over a decade.

Placing Latin America - Contemporary Themes in Geography (Hardcover, Fourth Edition): Edward L. Jackiewicz, Fernando J. Bosco Placing Latin America - Contemporary Themes in Geography (Hardcover, Fourth Edition)
Edward L. Jackiewicz, Fernando J. Bosco
R2,155 R1,944 Discovery Miles 19 440 Save R211 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Placing Latin America offers a thematic approach to the study of the diverse geographies of a globalizing region. This comprehensive text focuses on the dynamic connections between people, places, and environments rather than on predefined notions about the region. The book's well-rounded and accessible analysis includes discussions of borders and migration, transnationalism and globalization, urbanization and landscapes of cities, the connections between economic development and political change, the physical environment and human-environmental interactions, and natural resources in the context of a global economy. The authors also explore social and cultural themes such as the illegal drug trade, social movements, tourism, and children and young people. Providing a nuanced and clear perspective, this book will be an invaluable guide for all those interested in the politics, economy, and society of a rapidly changing continent.

Trouble of the World - Slavery and Empire in the Age of Capital (Paperback): Zach Sell Trouble of the World - Slavery and Empire in the Age of Capital (Paperback)
Zach Sell
R835 Discovery Miles 8 350 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In the mid-nineteenth century, U.S. slavery was characterized by relentless expansion and unrelenting exportation, not only of commodities but also of ideas. Zach Sell traces U.S. slavery's significance to colonial land-based dispossessions on a global scale, showing how slavery molded the United States as an empire-state while other imperial powers looked to it as a model for their own colonial projects. The narrative follows British factory owners and southern plantation owners as they worked to incorporate various kinds of laborers into global circuits of production and consumption, bringing enslaved African Americans, colonial subjects, Indigenous people, and factory workers together. Looking to the rough edges of empire, Sell narrates the struggles of overseers hired away from U.S. plantations to introduce rice and cotton production across colonial India, the efforts of investors in plantations to bring formerly enslaved people and U.S. slaveholders to British Honduras, and more. What emerges is a tale of a system too powerful and too profitable to end, even after emancipation; it is the story of how slavery's influence survived emancipation, infusing empire and capitalism to this day.

Undocumented - One Woman's Traumas and Triumphs in Becoming a Documented United States Citizen (Paperback): Veronica R... Undocumented - One Woman's Traumas and Triumphs in Becoming a Documented United States Citizen (Paperback)
Veronica R Lynch
R422 Discovery Miles 4 220 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Place-Based Community Engagement in Higher Education - A Strategy to Transform Universities and Communities (Paperback): Erica... Place-Based Community Engagement in Higher Education - A Strategy to Transform Universities and Communities (Paperback)
Erica K Yamamura, Kent Koth
R1,000 R893 Discovery Miles 8 930 Save R107 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

While an increasing number of universities have or are committed to engaging their campuses in their surrounding communities, many recognize they lack the strategic focus and resources to maximize and sustain their impact on those communities. Place-based community engagement provides a powerful way to creatively connect campus and community to foster positive social transformation. In developing community engagement strategies, most universities and community organizations face significant challenges in deciding who to partner with and why. Frequently this leads universities and community organizations to say "yes" to too many opportunities which significantly limit their ability to pursue long-term impact. Focusing on an established geographic area can make it much easier to decide where to deploy resources and which partnerships to prioritize and thus increase their ability to form strong and sustainable partnerships that are of greater value to all stakeholders. This book presents the emerging model of place-based community engagement as a powerful process for attaining more positive and enduring results in their local communities as well as stimulating wider engagement by campus constituencies. Drawing upon the concept of collective impact and using data-driven decision making, place-based initiatives build long-term partnerships based upon a shared vision. Done thoughtfully, these place-based initiatives have attained impressive results. Drawing upon on the case studies of five institutions that have implemented place-based community engagement initiatives, the authors provide guidance on the opportunities, challenges, and considerations involved in putting a place-based approach into effect. By sharing the experiences of these five institutions, they describe in detail the routes each took to turn their place-based initiatives from concept to reality, and the results they achieved.

Where Tapirs and Jaguars Once Roamed - Ever-Evolving Costa Rica (Paperback): Jack Ewing Where Tapirs and Jaguars Once Roamed - Ever-Evolving Costa Rica (Paperback)
Jack Ewing
R506 R419 Discovery Miles 4 190 Save R87 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Alta California - From San Diego to San Francisco, A Journey on Foot to Rediscover the Golden State (Hardcover): Nick Neely Alta California - From San Diego to San Francisco, A Journey on Foot to Rediscover the Golden State (Hardcover)
Nick Neely
R621 R518 Discovery Miles 5 180 Save R103 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Myth of Equality - Uncovering the Roots of Injustice and Privilege (Paperback, Expanded Edition): Ken Wytsma The Myth of Equality - Uncovering the Roots of Injustice and Privilege (Paperback, Expanded Edition)
Ken Wytsma
R318 R267 Discovery Miles 2 670 Save R51 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Community Quality-of-Life Indicators - Best Cases II (Hardcover, 2006 ed.): M. Joseph Sirgy, Don Rahtz, David Swain Community Quality-of-Life Indicators - Best Cases II (Hardcover, 2006 ed.)
M. Joseph Sirgy, Don Rahtz, David Swain
R4,300 R3,311 Discovery Miles 33 110 Save R989 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book is the second in a series covering best practices in community quality-of-life (QOL) indicators. The first volume in this series is a compilation of cases of best work in community indicators research. This second volume continues to build on the goal of the series and includes eleven cases (chapters). The cases in both volumes describe communities that have launched their own community indicators programs. Elements that are included in the description are the history of the community indicators work within the target region, the planning of community indicators, the actual indicators that were selected, the data collection process, the reporting of the results, and the use of the indicators to guide community development decisions and public policy.

Trouble of the World - Slavery and Empire in the Age of Capital (Hardcover): Zach Sell Trouble of the World - Slavery and Empire in the Age of Capital (Hardcover)
Zach Sell
R2,281 Discovery Miles 22 810 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In the mid-nineteenth century, U.S. slavery was characterized by relentless expansion and unrelenting exportation, not only of commodities but also of ideas. Zach Sell traces U.S. slavery's significance to colonial land-based dispossessions on a global scale, showing how slavery molded the United States as an empire-state while other imperial powers looked to it as a model for their own colonial projects. The narrative follows British factory owners and southern plantation owners as they worked to incorporate various kinds of laborers into global circuits of production and consumption, bringing enslaved African Americans, colonial subjects, Indigenous people, and factory workers together. Looking to the rough edges of empire, Sell narrates the struggles of overseers hired away from U.S. plantations to introduce rice and cotton production across colonial India, the efforts of investors in plantations to bring formerly enslaved people and U.S. slaveholders to British Honduras, and more. What emerges is a tale of a system too powerful and too profitable to end, even after emancipation; it is the story of how slavery's influence survived emancipation, infusing empire and capitalism to this day.

Community Involvement - Theoretical Approaches and Educational Initiatives (Paperback, Volume 58, Numb): Arthur Stukas,... Community Involvement - Theoretical Approaches and Educational Initiatives (Paperback, Volume 58, Numb)
Arthur Stukas, Michelle Dunlap, Irene Hanson Frieze
R747 Discovery Miles 7 470 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The contributors to this special issue on community involvement discuss the topic from a variety of perspectives drawn from psychology, sociology, and education. In total, they present an overview of the recent history and trends associated with community involvement, including definitions, goals, major movements, and examples of specific models. In the course of this set of papers, contributors discuss the functions, processes, and theoretical underpinnings of community involvement, and specific types of involvement such as community service, service-learning, and volunteerism. A special emphasis is given to service-learning programs and the factors that produce beneficial outcomes for all relevant constituencies. Specific themes such as education, power relations, and motivation are highlighted as they emerge from the discussion of community involvement.

The Geography of the Everyday - Toward an Understanding of the Given (Paperback): Rob Sullivan The Geography of the Everyday - Toward an Understanding of the Given (Paperback)
Rob Sullivan
R664 Discovery Miles 6 640 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Anthropologists, psychologists, feminists, and sociologists have long studied the "everyday," the quotidian, the taken-for-granted; however, geographers have lagged behind in engaging with this slippery aspect of reality. Now, Rob Sullivan makes the case for geography as a powerful conceptual framework for seeing the everyday anew and for pushing back against its "givenness": its capacity to so fade into the background that it controls us in dangerously unexamined ways. Drawing on a number of theorists (Foucault, Goffman, Marx, Lefebvre, Hagerstrand, and others), Sullivan unpacks the concepts and perceived realities that structure everyday life while grounding them in real-world cases, such as Nigeria's troubled oil network, the working poor in the United States, China's urban villages, and ultra-high-end housing in London and Cairo. In examining the everyday from a geographical perspective, Sullivan ranges widely across time, space, history, geography, Marxian reproduction, the body, and the geographical mind. The everyday, Sullivan suggests, is where change occurs and where resistance to change can begin. By locating the everyday through geography, we can help to make change possible. Whatever the issue, be it struggles over race, LGBT rights, class inequality, or global warming, the transformations required to achieve social justice all begin with transformation of the everyday order.

Irish Migrants in New Communities - Seeking the Fair Land? (Hardcover): Micheal O'hAodha, Mairtin O. Cathain Irish Migrants in New Communities - Seeking the Fair Land? (Hardcover)
Micheal O'hAodha, Mairtin O. Cathain; Contributions by Noemie Beck, Malcolm Campbell, Bridget Connelly, …
R1,880 R1,782 Discovery Miles 17 820 Save R98 (5%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Irish migrants in new communities: Seeking the Fair Land? comprises the second collection of essays by these editors exploring fresh aspects and perspectives on the subject of the Irish diaspora. This volume, edited by Mairtin O Cathain and Micheal O hAodha, develops many of the oral history themes of the first book and concentrates more on issues surrounding the adaptation of migrants to new or host environments and cultures. These new places often have a jarring effect, as well as a welcoming air, and the Irish bring their own interpretations, hostilities, and suspicions, all of which are explored in a fascinating and original number of new perspectives.

The Seductions of Community - Emancipations, Oppressions, Quandaries (Hardcover, Illustrated Ed): Gerald W. Creed The Seductions of Community - Emancipations, Oppressions, Quandaries (Hardcover, Illustrated Ed)
Gerald W. Creed
R990 R908 Discovery Miles 9 080 Save R82 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The concept of "community" is ubiquitous in the way we talk and think about life in the twentyfirst century. Political and economic projects from rainforest conservation to urban empowerment zones focus on "the community" as the appropriate vehicle and target of change. Some scholars see a decline of community and predict dire social consequences; others criticize the concept itself for its ideological baggage and lack of clear definition. Moving the debate to a deeper level, the contributors to this volume aspire to understand the various ways "community" is deployed and the work it performs in different contexts. They compare the many cases where scholars and activists use "community" generically with instances in which the notion of community is less pervasive or even non-existent. How does a community facilitate governance or capital accumulation? In what ways does it articulate these two forces in local and translocal contexts? What are the unintended consequences of deploying the concept--and what, too, are the potential consequences of criticizing our fascination with it? The essays demonstrate the critical value of using community as the focus of analysis, rather than simply an empty category of heuristic or descriptive convenience.

The Riddle of Amish Culture (Paperback, revised edition): Donald B Kraybill The Riddle of Amish Culture (Paperback, revised edition)
Donald B Kraybill
R455 Discovery Miles 4 550 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Since its publication in 1989, "The Riddle of Amish Culture" has become recognized as a classic work on one of America's most distinctive religious communities. But many changes have occurred within Amish society over the past decade, from westward migrations and a greater familiarity with technology to the dramatic shift away from farming into small business which is transforming Amish culture. For this revised edition, Donald B. Kraybill has taken these recent changes into account, incorporating new demographic research and new interviews he has conducted among the Amish. In addition, he includes a new chapter describing Amish recreation and social gatherings, and he applies the concept of "social capital" to his sensitive and penetrating interpretation of how the Amish have preserved their social networks and the solidarity of their community.

It's All Good - Again (Hardcover): Boogie It's All Good - Again (Hardcover)
Boogie
R901 R705 Discovery Miles 7 050 Save R196 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
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