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

  • Report / National Conference on Women and Sport, May 24-26 1974, Toronto
    GV 709 N325 1974

  • Toward a national policy on fitness and recreation : a discussion paper / Minister of State for Fitness and Amateur Sport
    GV 55 T68 1979

  • Summary of the employee fitness project report, 1978
    GV 436 C38 1980

  • Natural disasters and risk management in Canada : an introduction / Nirupama Agrawal

  • Urban environmental governance in India : Browsing Bengaluru / K.V. Raju, A. Ravindra, S. Manasi, K.C. Smitha, Ravindra Srinivas

  • The ocean in motion : circulation, waves, polar cceanography / Manuel G. Velarde, Roman Yu. Tarakanov, Alexey V. Marchenko, editors

  • Geospatial technologies for all : selected papers of the 21st AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science / Ali Mansourian, Petter Pilesjö, Lars Harrie, Ron van Lammeren, editors

  • The biosphere and civilization : in the throes of a global crisis / Victor I. Danilov-Danil'yan, Igor E. Reyf ; translated from Russian by Steven McGrath

  • 21st century Maritime Silk Road : a peaceful way forward / Chongwei Zheng, Ziniu Xiao, Wen Zhou, Xiaobin Chen, Xuan Chen
    GC1023.69 .Z44 2018eb

  • Active Tectonics of Kumaun and Garhwal Himalaya by R. Jayangondaperumal, V. C. Thakur, V. Joevivek, Priyanka Singh Rao, Anil Kumar Gupta

  • Terrestrial and Inland Water Environment of the Kaliningrad Region Environmental Studies in the Kaliningrad Region / edited by Vladimir A. Gritsenko, Vadim V. Sivkov, Artem V. Yurov, Andrey G. Kostianoy

  • Heritage Stone Conservation in Urban Churchyards Merging Necrogeography, Historical Archaeology, and Geomorphology / by Mary J. Thornbush, Sylvia E. Thornbush

  • Biodiversity Offsets European Perspectives on No Net Loss of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services / edited by Wolfgang Wende, Graham - M. Tucker, Fabien Quétier, Matt Rayment, Marianne Darbi

  • The Acheulian Site of Gesher Benot Ya'aqov. Naama Goren-Inbar, Nira Alperson-Afil, Gonen Sharon, Gadi Herzlinger

  • The adventure / Giorgio Agamben ; translated by Lorenzo Chiesa
    G 522 A43 2018

    Agamben charts a journey that ranges from poems of chivalry to philosophy, from Yvain to Hegel, from Beatrice to Heidegger.

    An ancient legend identifies Demon, Chance, Love, and Necessity as the four gods who preside over the birth of every human being. We must all pay tribute to these deities and should not try to elude or dupe them. To accept them, Giorgio Agamben suggests, is to live one's life as an adventure--not in the trivial sense of the term, with lightness and disenchantment, but with the understanding that adventure, as a specific way of being, is the most profound experience in our human existence. In this pithy, poetic, and compelling book , Agamben maps a journey from poems of chivalry to philosophy, from Yvain to Hegel, from Beatrice to Heidegger. The four gods of legend are joined at the end by a goddess, the most elusive and mysterious of all: Elpis, Hope. In Greek mythology, Hope remains in Pandora's box, not because it postpones its fulfillment to an invisible beyond but because somehow it has always been already satisfied. Here, Agamben presents Hope as the ultimate gift of the human adventure on Earth.

  • Pilgrimage in practice : narration, reclamation and healing / edited by Ian S. McIntosh, E. Moore Quinn and Vivienne Keely
    G 156.5 R44 P55 2018

    Pilgrimage in Practice: Narration, Reclamation and Healing provides an interdisciplinary approach to the topic. It reveals many aspects of the practice of pilgrimage, from its nationalistic facets to its effect on economic development; from the impact of the internet to questions of globalization; from pilgrimage as protest to pilgrimage as creative expression in such media as film, art and literature.

    - Contests the very definitions of pilgrimage and challenges its paradigms.
    - Provides multiple perspectives on the subject to give a rounded and comprehensive review.
    - Covers past and present definitions of the sacred journey, the telling of stories, and historical injustices and their remedies through pilgrimage.

    Perhaps best understood as a form of heritage tourism or tourism with a conscience, pilgrimage (as with touristic travel) contains a measure of transformation that is often deep and enduring, making it a fascinating area of study. Reviewing social justice in the context of pilgrimage and featuring a diverse collection of interdisciplinary voices from across the globe, this book is a rich collection of papers for researchers of pilgrimage and religious and heritage tourism.

  • Future remains : a cabinet of curiosities for the Anthropocene / edited by Gregg Mitman, Marco Armiero, and Robert S. Emmett
    GF 75 F88 2018
    What can a pesticide pump, a jar full of sand, or an old calico print tell us about the Anthropocene--the age of humans? Just as paleontologists look to fossil remains to infer past conditions of life on earth, so might past and present-day objects offer clues to intertwined human and natural histories that shape our planetary futures. In this era of aggressive hydrocarbon extraction, extreme weather, and severe economic disparity, how might certain objects make visible the uneven interplay of economic, material, and social forces that shape relationships among human and nonhuman beings?

    Future Remains is a thoughtful and creative meditation on these questions. The fifteen objects gathered in this book resemble more the tarots of a fortuneteller than the archaeological finds of an expedition--they speak of planetary futures. Marco Armiero, Robert S. Emmett, and Gregg Mitman have assembled a cabinet of curiosities for the Anthropocene, bringing together a mix of lively essays, creatively chosen objects, and stunning photographs by acclaimed photographer Tim Flach. The result is a book that interrogates the origins, implications, and potential dangers of the Anthropocene and makes us wonder anew about what exactly human history is made of.

  • Saltwater people : the waves of memory / Nonie Sharp
    GN 667 Q4 S486 2002

    In October of 2001, the Australian High Court confirmed aboriginal title to two thousand kilometres of ocean off the north coast. The decision, which was the result of a seven-year court battle, highlighted aboriginal belief that the sea is a gift from the creator to be used for sustenance, spirituality, identity, and community. This evocative study of the people of northern coastal Australia and their sea worlds illuminates the power of human attachment to place.

    Saltwater People: The Waves of Memory offers a cross-disciplinary approach to native land claims that incorporates historical and contemporary case studies from not only Australia, but also New Zealand, Scandinavia, the US, and Canada. Nonie Sharp discusses various issues of indigenous heritage, including land claims, concepts of public and private property, poverty, and the environment.

    Despite dispossession, the aboriginals of northern coastal Australia never faltered in their devotion to the sea, illustrating how profoundly such bonds are preserved in memory. Their moving story of surviving and winning a lengthy court battle provides valuable information for all countries dealing with similar issues of rights to tenure and natural resources. Sharp provides the first book-length study of an integrated statement on the many defining qualities of the cultural relationship of aboriginals, non-aboriginals, and the concept of ownership over the sea, and illustrates the wisdom that different traditions can offer one another.

  • Engaged anthropology : politics beyond the text / Stuart Kirsch
    GN 671 N5 K58 2018
    Does anthropology have more to offer than just its texts? In this timely and remarkable book, Stuart Kirsch shows how anthropology can--and why it should --become more engaged with the problems of the world. Engaged Anthropology draws on the author's experiences working with indigenous peoples fighting for their environment, land rights, and political sovereignty. Including both short interventions and collaborations spanning decades, it recounts interactions with lawyers and courts, nongovernmental organizations, scientific experts, and transnational corporations. This unflinchingly honest account addresses the unexamined "backstage" of engaged anthropology. Coming at a time when some question the viability of the discipline, the message of this powerful and original work is especially welcome, as it not only promotes a new way of doing anthropology, but also compellingly articulates a new rationale for why anthropology matters.

  • China's Arctic ambitions and what they mean for Canada / P. Whitney Lackenbauer, Adam Lajeunesse, James Manicom, and Frédéric Lasserre
    G 606 L33 2018
    Chinas Arctic Aspirations is the first book to address Chinas ever increasing interest in the Arctic, and in Canadas Far North in particular. It offers a holistic approach to the subject - covering resource development, shipping, scientific research, governance, and military strategy - to better understand both Chinese motivations and the potential impacts of a greater Chinese presence in the circumpolar region. The book draws on extensive research into published Chinese government documentation, secondary source analysis, business and media reports, and the existing academic literature.

  • Indigenous tourism movements / edited by Alexis C. Bunten and Nelson H.H. Graburn
    G 156.5 H47 I53 2018

    Cultural tourism is frequently marketed as an economic panacea for communities whose traditional ways of life have been compromised by the dominant societies by which they have been colonized. Indigenous communities in particular are responding to these opportunities in innovative ways that set them apart from their non-Indigenous predecessors and competitors.

    Indigenous Tourism Movements explores Indigenous identity using "movement" as a metaphor, drawing on case studies from throughout the world including Botswana, Canada, Chile, Panama, Tanzania, and the United States. Editors Alexis C.Bunten and Nelson Graburn, along with a diverse group of contributors, frame tourism as a critical lens to explore the shifting identity politics of Indigeneity in relation to heritage, global policy, and development. They juxtapose diverse expressions of identity - from the commodification of Indigenous culture to the performance of heritage for tourists - to illuminate the complex local, national, and transnational connections these expressions produce.

    Indigenous Tourism Movements is a sophisticated, sensitive, and refreshingly frank examination of Indigeneity in the contemporary world.

  • La virginité en question ou Les jeunes filles sans âge / Eftihia Mihelakis
    GN 484.47 M54 2017

  • Scribbling through history : graffiti, places and people from antiquity to modernity / edited by Chloé Ragazzoli, Ömür Harmanşah, Chiara Salvador and Elizabeth Frood
    GT 3912 S37 2018
    For most people the mention of graffiti conjures up notions of subversion, defacement, and underground culture. Yet, the term was coined by classical archaeologists excavating Pompeii in the 19th century and has been embraced by modern street culture- graffiti have been left on natural sites and public monuments for tens of thousands of years. They mark a position in time, a relation to space, and a territorial claim. They are also material displays of individual identity and social interaction. As an effective, socially accepted medium of self-definition, ancient graffiti may be compared to the modern use of social networks.

    This book shows that graffiti, a very ancient practice long hidden behind modern disapproval and street culture, have been integral to literacy and self-expression throughout history. Graffiti bear witness to social events and religious practices that are difficult to track in normative and official discourses. This book addresses graffiti practices, in cultures ranging from ancient China and Egypt through early modern Europe to modern Turkey, in illustrated short essays by specialists. It proposes a holistic approach to graffiti as a cultural practice that plays a key role in crucial aspects of human experience and how they can be understood.

  • Air quality and source apportionment / edited by Rebecca J. Sheesley
    GE 105 A37 2016

    Atmospheric particulate matter (PM) is known to have far-ranging impacts on human health through to climate forcing. The characterization of emission sources and the quantification of specific source impacts to PM concentrations significantly enhance our understanding of, and our ability to, eventually predicting the fate and transport of atmospheric PM and its associated impacts on humans and the environment. Recent advances in source apportionment applications have contributed unique combinations of chemical and numerical techniques for determining the contributions of specific sources, including diesel exhaust and biomass burning. These advances also identify and help characterize the contributions of previously uncharacterized sources. Numerical modeling has also enabled estimations of contributions of emission sources to atmospherically processed PM in urban and rural regions. Investigation into the emissions sources driving air quality is currently of concern across the globe.

    This Special Issue offers studies at the intersection of air quality and source apportionment for study areas in China, Germany, Iceland, Mexico, and the United States. Studies cover diverse methods for chemical characterization and modeling of the impact of different emission sources on air quality.

  • Off the map : lost spaces, invisible cities, forgotten islands, feral places, and what they tell us about the world / Alastair Bonnett
    G 70 B596 2014
    'Off the Map' shows the modern world from surprising new vantage points that will inspire urban explorers, and armchair travellers alike to consider a new way of understanding the world we live in.

  • Why the French don't like headscarves : Islam, the State, and public space / John R. Bowen
    GT 2112 B69 2007

    The French government's 2004 decision to ban Islamic headscarves and other religious signs from public schools puzzled many observers, both because it seemed to infringe needlessly on religious freedom, and because it was hailed by many in France as an answer to a surprisingly wide range of social ills, from violence against females in poor suburbs to anti-Semitism. Why the French Don't Like Headscarves explains why headscarves on schoolgirls caused such a furor, and why the furor yielded this law. Making sense of the dramatic debate from his perspective as an American anthropologist in France at the time, John Bowen writes about everyday life and public events while also presenting interviews with officials and intellectuals, and analyzing French television programs and other media.

    Bowen argues that the focus on headscarves came from a century-old sensitivity to the public presence of religion in schools, feared links between public expressions of Islamic identity and radical Islam, and a media-driven frenzy that built support for a headscarf ban during 2003-2004. Although the defense of laïcité (secularity) was cited as the law's major justification, politicians, intellectuals, and the media linked the scarves to more concrete social anxieties--about "communalism," political Islam, and violence toward women.

    Written in engaging, jargon-free prose, Why the French Don't Like Headscarves is the first comprehensive and objective analysis of this subject, in any language, and it speaks to tensions between assimilation and diversity that extend well beyond France's borders.

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