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Items in Geography, Anthropology or Recreation that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 30 days.

  • Indigenous environmental knowledge reappraisal / John Edington
    GN 476.7 E35 2017eb

  • Doing autoethnography / edited by Sandra L. Pensoneau-Conway, Tony E. Adams and Derek M. Bolen ; foreword by Carolyn Ellis and Arthur P. Bochner
    GN 307.7 D65 2017eb

  • Environmental challenges in the Baltic Region : a perspective from economics / Ranjula Bali Swain, editor
    GE 190 B29 E574 2017eb

  • Diversity and Local Contexts : Urban Space, Borders, and Migration / Jerome Krase, Zdeněk Uherek, Editors
    GN 395 D58 2017eb

  • Failed Olympic bids and the transformation of urban space lasting legacies? / Robert Oliver, John Lauermann

  • Urban politics of a sporting mega event legitimacy and legacy of Euro 2012 in anthropological perspective / Małgorzata Zofia Kowalska

  • Philosophy of leisure : foundations of the good life / Johan Bouwer and Marco van Leeuwen
    GV 14 B68 2017eb

  • The human world / Jon Richards and Ed Simkins
    GN 31.5 R53 2013
    Discover how many passengers there are for every car in the world, measure the world's largest grocery store in soccer fields, visualize how much food is thrown away every single day, and more! From population growth and distribution of wealth to natural resources, access to water, and how we communicate with one another, this book explores our world using a wide variety of icons, graphics, and pictograms.

  • Be the change for the environment / Megan Kopp
    GE 195.5 K67 2015
    Caring for Earth is everyone's job! Readers will discover some of the different ways they can have a positive impact on the environment. From planting trees and eating locally grown foods, to "pre-cycling" and protecting animal habitats, children will learn to take personal responsibility for environmental stewardship. Readers will discover how they can be effective problem-solvers when it comes to protecting the planet.

  • How lifeworlds work : emotionality, sociality, and the ambiguity of being / Michael Jackson
    GN 33 J32 2017
    Michael Jackson has spent much of his career elaborating his rich conception of lifeworlds, mining his ethnographic and personal experience for insights into how our subjective and social lives are mutually constituted.

    In How Lifeworlds Work , Jackson draws on years of ethnographic fieldwork in West Africa to highlight the dynamic quality of human relationships and reinvigorate the study of kinship and ritual. How, he asks, do we manage the perpetual process of accommodation between social norms and personal emotions, impulses, and desires? How are these two dimensions of lived reality joined, and how are the dual imperatives of individual expression and collective viability managed? Drawing on the pragmatist tradition, psychology, and phenomenology, Jackson offers an unforgettable, beautifully written account of how we make, unmake, and remake, our lifeworlds.

  • A history of the world in seven cheap things : a guide to capitalism, nature, and the future of the planet / Raj Patel and Jason W. Moore
    GF 41 P36 2017
    Nature, money, work, care, food, energy, and lives: these are the seven things that have made our world and will shape its future. In making these things cheap, modern commerce has transformed, governed, and devastated Earth. In A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things , Raj Patel and Jason W. Moore present a new approach to analyzing today's planetary emergencies. Bringing the latest ecological research together with histories of colonialism, indigenous struggles, slave revolts, and other rebellions and uprisings, Patel and Moore demonstrate that throughout history, crises have always prompted fresh strategies to make the world cheap and safe for capitalism. At a time of crisis in all seven cheap things, innovative and systemic thinking is urgently required. This book proposes a radical new way of understanding--and reclaiming--the planet in the turbulent twenty-first century.

  • City of forests, city of farms : sustainability planning for New York City's nature / Lindsay K. Campbell
    GF 504 N7 C36 2017

    City of Forests, City of Farms is a history of recent urban forestry and agriculture policy and programs in New York City. Centered on the 2007 initiative PlaNYC, this account tracks the development of policies that increased sustainability efforts in the city and dedicated more than $400 million dollars to trees via the MillionTreesNYC campaign. Lindsay K. Campbell uses PlaNYC to consider how and why nature is constructed in New York City. Campbell regards sustainability planning as a process that unfolds through the strategic interplay of actors, the deployment of different narrative frames, and the mobilizing and manipulation of the physical environment, which affects nonhuman animals and plants as well as the city's residents.

    Campbell zeroes in on a core omission in PlaNYC's original conception and funding: Despite NYC having a long tradition of community gardening, particularly since the fiscal crisis of the 1970s, the plan contained no mention of community gardens or urban farms. Campbell charts the change of course that resulted from burgeoning public interest in urban agriculture and local food systems. She shows how civic groups and elected officials crafted a series of visions and plans for local food systems that informed the 2011 update to PlaNYC. City of Forests, City of Farms is a valuable tool that allows us to understand and disentangle the political decisions, popular narratives, and physical practices that shape city greening in New York City and elsewhere.

  • Floodplains : processes and management for ecosystem services / Jeffrey J. Opperman, Peter B. Moyle, Eric W. Larsen, Joan L. Florsheim, and Amber D. Manfree
    GB 561 O66 2017
    Floodplains provides an overview of floodplains and their management in temperate regions. It synthesizes decades of research on floodplain ecosystems, explaining hydrologic, geomorphic, and ecological processes and how under appropriate management these processes can provide benefits to society ranging from healthy fish populations to flood-risk reduction. Drawing on the framework of reconciliation ecology, the authors explore how new concepts for floodplain ecosystem restoration and management can increase these benefits. Additionally, they use case studies from California's Central Valley and other temperate regions to show how innovative management approaches are reshaping rivers and floodplains around the world.

  • The same, but different : hockey in Quebec / edited by Jason Blake and Andrew C. Holman
    GV 848.4 C2 S22 2017
    From coast to coast, hockey is played, watched, loved, and detested, but it means something different in Quebec. Although much of English Canada believes that hockey is a fanatically followed social unifier in the French-speaking province, in reality it has always been politicized, divided, and troubled by religion, class, gender, and language. In The Same but Different, writers from inside and outside Quebec assess the game's history and culture in the province from the nineteenth century to the present. This volume surveys the past and present uses of hockey and how it has been represented in literature, drama, television, and autobiography. While the legendary Montreal Canadiens loom throughout the book's chapters, the collection also discusses Quebecers' favourite sport beyond the team's shadow. Employing a broad range of approaches including study of gender, memory, and culture, the authors examine how hockey has become a lightning rod for discussions about Qu#65533;b#65533;cois identity. Hockey reveals much about Quebec and its relationship with the rest of Canada. The Same but Different brings new insights into the celebrated game as a site for community engagement, social conflict, and national expression.

  • European anthropologies / edited by Andres Barrera, Monica Heintz and Anna Horolets
    GN 17.3 E85 E87 2017

    In what ways did Europeans interact with the diversity of people they encountered on other continents in the context of colonial expansion, and with the peasant or ethnic 'Other' at home? How did anthropologists and ethnologists make sense of the mosaic of people and societies during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, when their disciplines were progressively being established in academia? By assessing the diversity of European intellectual histories within sociocultural anthropology, this volume aims to sketch its intellectual and institutional portrait. It will be a useful reading for the students of anthropology, ethnology, history and philosophy of science, research and science policy makers.

  • Power from the earth: geothermal energy. Compiled by Dorothy Campbell Tompkins
    GB 1199.5 T66 1972

  • Bibliographies on tourism and related subjects : an annotated sourcebook / Jafar Jafari [and others]
    G 155 A1B525 1988

  • Curling handbook for curlers, teachers, & coaches / by Roy D. Thiessen
    GV 845 T46
    A complete guide to the rules, regulations and scheme of play for the sport of curling. A necessary handbook for players, teachers and coaches alike.
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