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

  • 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

  • Sustainable plantation forestry problems, challenges and solutions / Herman Hidayat

  • Sports and The Global South Work, Play and Resistance In Sri Lanka / by S. Janaka Biyanwila

  • The Fair-Line and the Good Frontage Surface and Effect / by Stephen Walker

  • Stories of indigenous success in Australian sport : journeys to the AFL and NRL / Richard Light, John Robert Evans

  • Environmental history and tribals in modern India / Velayutham Saravanan

  • Globalization, oral performance, and African traditional poetry Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah

  • Environmental and Natural Disaster Resilience of Indonesia / Yuzuru Miyata [and 3 others]

  • Asian youth travellers : insights and implications / Chateryn Khoo-Lattimore, Elaine Chao Ling Yang, editors

  • Post-sustainability and environmental education : remaking education for the future / Bob Jickling, Stephen Sterling, editors ; foreword by David W. Orr

  • The many voices of pilgrimage and reconciliation / edited by Ian S. McIntosh and Lesley D. Harman
    G 156.5 R44 M36 2017

    Reviewing peace and reconciliation, secular pilgrimages, and international perspectives on sacred journeys, this book offers the reader an opportunity to encounter multiple voices and viewpoints on one of the most ancient practices of humankind. With an estimated third of all international travellers now undertaking journeys anticipating an aspect of transformation (the hallmark of pilgrimage), this book includes both spiritual and non-spiritual voyages, such as journeys of self-therapy, mindfulness and personal growth. It also:

    - Provides a multidisciplinary perspective, covering themes such as gender, human rights, equality, the environment, peace, history, literature, and politics
    - Reflects the rich diversity and multiple meanings of pilgrimage through an international writer team spanning four continents
    - Includes case studies of pilgrimage in action from around the world

    An innovative and engaging addition to the pilgrimage literature, this book provides an important resource for researchers of religious tourism and related subjects.

  • Exploring atmospheres ethnographically / edited by Sara Asu Schroer and Suzanne B. Schmitt
    GN 320 E96 2018eb

    The notion of atmosphere has always been part of academic discourse, but often refers to something vague and diffuse - a phenomenon connected with our affective engagement with the world that is difficult to grasp. This volume develops and refines the concept of atmosphere, seeking to render it productive for anthropological and social scientific research by bringing together a range of original ethnographic studies in combination with investigation of the use of the term in language. The chapters examine dimensions of atmosphere through topics of interdisciplinary concern, such as learning and the acquisition of skills, the experience of place, affect and mood, multi-species relations and the perception of weather and environment - whether in natural landscapes, medical and educational settings, homes or creative contexts - Exploring Atmospheres Ethnographically analyses the relational and transformational processes through which people perceive, experience and live in a moving atmospheric world. As such, it will appeal to scholars of anthropology, sociology, geography and cultural studies with interests in space and place, sensory ethnography and affect.

  • 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.

  • Is the cemetery dead? / David Charles Sloane
    GT 3203 S56 2018
    In modern society, we have professionalized our care for the dying and deceased in hospitals and hospices, churches and funeral homes, cemeteries and mausoleums to aid dazed and disoriented mourners. But these formal institutions can be alienating and cold, leaving people craving a more humane mourning and burial process. The burial treatment itself has come to be seen as wasteful and harmful--marked by chemicals, plush caskets, and manicured greens. Today's bereaved are therefore increasingly turning away from the old ways of death and searching for a more personalized, environmentally responsible, and ethical means of grief.

    Is the Cemetery Dead? gets to the heart of the tragedy of death, chronicling how Americans are inventing new or adapting old traditions, burial places, and memorials. In illustrative prose, David Charles Sloane shows how people are taking control of their grief by bringing their relatives home to die, interring them in natural burial grounds, mourning them online, or memorializing them streetside with a shrine, ghost bike, or RIP mural. Today's mourners are increasingly breaking free of conventions to better embrace the person they want to remember. As Sloane shows, these changes threaten the future of the cemetery, causing cemeteries to seek to become more responsive institutions.

    A trained historian, Sloane is also descendent from multiple generations of cemetery managers and he grew up in Syracuse's Oakwood Cemetery. Enriched by these experiences, as well as his personal struggles with overwhelming grief, Sloane presents a remarkable and accessible tour of our new American way of death.

  • A history of the world in 6 glasses / Tom Standage
    GT 2880 S83 2005

    New York Times Bestseller

    From beer to Coca-Cola, the six drinks that have helped shape human history.

    Throughout human history, certain drinks have done much more than just quench thirst. As Tom Standage relates with authority and charm, six of them have had a surprisingly pervasive influence on the course of history, becoming the defining drink during a pivotal historical period.

    A History of the World in 6 Glasses tells the story of humanity from the Stone Age to the 21st century through the lens of beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, and cola. Beer was first made in the Fertile Crescent and by 3000 B.C.E. was so important to Mesopotamia and Egypt that it was used to pay wages. In ancient Greece wine became the main export of her vast seaborne trade, helping spread Greek culture abroad. Spirits such as brandy and rum fueled the Age of Exploration, fortifying seamen on long voyages and oiling the pernicious slave trade. Although coffee originated in the Arab world, it stoked revolutionary thought in Europe during the Age of Reason, when coffeehouses became centers of intellectual exchange. And hundreds of years after the Chinese began drinking tea, it became especially popular in Britain, with far-reaching effects on British foreign policy. Finally, though carbonated drinks were invented in 18th-century Europe they became a 20th-century phenomenon, and Coca-Cola in particular is the leading symbol of globalization.

    For Tom Standage, each drink is a kind of technology, a catalyst for advancing culture by which he demonstrates the intricate interplay of different civilizations. You may never look at your favorite drink the same way again.

  • Harvests, feasts, and graves : postcultural consciousness in contemporary Papua New Guinea / Ryan Schram
    GN 671 N5 S36 2018

    Ryan Schram explores the experiences of living in intercultural and historical conjunctures among Auhelawa people of Papua New Guinea in Harvests, Feasts, and Graves . In this ethnographic investigation, Schram ponders how Auhelawa question the meaning of social forms and through this questioning seek paths to establish a new sense of their collective self.

    Harvests, Feasts, and Graves describes the ways in which Auhelawa people, and by extension many others, produce knowledge of themselves as historical subjects in the aftermath of diverse and incomplete encounters with Christianity, capitalism, and Western values. Using the contemporary setting of Papua New Guinea, Schram presents a new take on essential topics and foundational questions of social and cultural anthropology.

    If, as Marx writes, "the tradition of all dead generations weighs like a nightmare on the brains of the living," Harvests, Feasts, and Graves asks: Which history weighs the most? And how does the weight of history become salient as a ground for subjective consciousness? Taking cues from postcolonial theory and indigenous studies, Schram rethinks the "ontological turn" in anthropology and develops a new way to think about the nature of historical consciousness.

    Rather than seeing the present as either tragedy or farce, Schram argues that contemporary historical consciousness is produced through reflexive sociality. Like all societies, Auhelawa is located in an intercultural conjuncture, yet their contemporary life is not a story of worlds colliding, but a shattered mirror in which multiple Auhelawa subjectivities are possible.

  • The lost black scholar : resurrecting Allison Davis in American social thought / David A. Varel
    GN 21 D37 V37 2018
    Allison Davis (1902-83), a preeminent black scholar and social science pioneer, is perhaps best known for his groundbreaking investigations into inequality, Jim Crow America, and the cultural biases of intelligence testing. Davis, one of America's first black anthropologists and the first tenured African American professor at a predominantly white university, produced work that had tangible and lasting effects on public policy, including contributions to Brown v. Board of Education , the federal Head Start program, and school testing practices. Yet Davis remains largely absent from the historical record. For someone who generated such an extensive body of work this marginalization is particularly surprising. But it is also revelatory.

    In The Lost Black Scholar , David A. Varel tells Davis's compelling story, showing how a combination of institutional racism, disciplinary eclecticism, and iconoclastic thinking effectively sidelined him as an intellectual. A close look at Davis's career sheds light not only on the racial politics of the academy but also the costs of being an innovator outside of the mainstream. Equally important, Varel argues that Davis exemplifies how black scholars led the way in advancing American social thought. Even though he was rarely acknowledged for it, Davis refuted scientific racism and laid bare the environmental roots of human difference more deftly than most of his white peers, by pushing social science in bold new directions. Varel shows how Davis effectively helped to lay the groundwork for the civil rights movement.

  • The politics of custom : chiefship, capital, and the state in contemporary Africa / edited by John L. Comaroff, Jean Comaroff
    GN 492.55 P65 2018
    How are we to explain the resurgence of customary chiefs in contemporary Africa? Rather than disappearing with the tide of modernity, as many expected, indigenous sovereigns are instead a rising force, often wielding substantial power and legitimacy despite major changes in the workings of the global political economy in the post-Cold War era--changes in which they are themselves deeply implicated.

    This pathbreaking volume, edited by anthropologists John L. Comaroff and Jean Comaroff, explores the reasons behind the increasingly assertive politics of custom in many corners of Africa. Chiefs come in countless guises--from university professors through cosmopolitan businessmen to subsistence farmers-but, whatever else they do, they are a critical key to understanding the tenacious hold that "traditional" authority enjoys in the late modern world. Together the contributors explore this counterintuitive chapter in Africa's history and, in so doing, place it within the broader world-making processes of the twenty-first century.

  • What anthropologists do / Veronica Strang ; illustrations by Blue Powell
    GN 41.8 S77 2009
    What is Anthropology? Why should you study it? What will you learn? And what can you do with it? What Anthropologists Do answers all these questions. And more. Anthropology is an astonishingly diverse and engaged subject that seeks to understand human social behaviour. What Anthropologists Do presents a lively introduction to the ways in which anthropology's unique research methods and cutting-edge thinking contribute to a very wide range of fields- environmental issues, aid and development, advocacy, human rights, social policy, the creative arts, museums, health, education, crime, communications technology, design, marketing, and business. In short, a training in Anthropology provides highly transferable skills of investigation and analysis. The book will be ideal for any readers who want to know what Anthropology is all about and especially for students coming to the study of Anthropology for the first time.

  • The myth of Silent spring : rethinking the origins of American environmentalism / Chad Montrie
    GE 197 M66 2018
    Since its publication in 1962, Rachel Carson's book Silent Spring has often been celebrated as the catalyst that sparked an American environmental movement. Yet environmental consciousness and environmental protest in some regions of the United States date back to the nineteenth century, with the advent of industrial manufacturing and the consequent growth of cities. As these changes transformed people's lives, ordinary Americans came to recognize the connections between economic exploitation, social inequality, and environmental problems. As the modern age dawned, they turned to labor unions, sportsmen's clubs, racial and ethnic organizations, and community groups to respond to such threats accordingly. The Myth of Silent Spring tells this story. By challenging the canonical "songbirds and suburbs" interpretation associated with Carson and her work, the book gives readers a more accurate sense of the past and better prepares them for thinking and acting in the present.

  • This radical land : a natural history of American dissent / Daegan Miller
    GE 150 M55 2018
    "The American people sees itself advance across the wilderness, draining swamps, straightening rivers, peopling the solitude, and subduing nature," wrote Alexis de Tocqueville in 1835. That's largely how we still think of nineteenth-century America today: a country expanding unstoppably, bending the continent's natural bounty to the national will, heedless of consequence. A country of slavery and of Indian wars. There's much truth in that vision.

    But if you know where to look, you can uncover a different history, one of vibrant resistance, one that's been mostly forgotten. This Radical Land recovers that story. Daegan Miller is our guide on a beautifully written, revelatory trip across the continent during which we encounter radical thinkers, settlers, and artists who grounded their ideas of freedom, justice, and progress in the very landscapes around them, even as the runaway engine of capitalism sought to steamroll everything in its path. Here we meet Thoreau, the expert surveyor, drawing anticapitalist property maps. We visit a black antislavery community in the Adirondack wilderness of upstate New York. We discover how seemingly commercial photographs of the transcontinental railroad secretly sent subversive messages, and how a band of utopian anarchists among California's sequoias imagined a greener, freer future. At every turn, everyday radicals looked to landscape for the language of their dissent--drawing crucial early links between the environment and social justice, links we're still struggling to strengthen today.

    Working in a tradition that stretches from Thoreau to Rebecca Solnit, Miller offers nothing less than a new way of seeing the American past--and of understanding what it can offer us for the present . . . and the future.

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

  • Mapmaker : Philip Turnor in Rupert's Land in the Age of Enlightenment / Barbara Mitchell
    GA 473.6 T87 M58 2017
    "[M]arvelous and compelling..." -- John Milloy, author of "The Plains Cree" and "A National Crime". As the first inland surveyor for the Hudson's Bay Company, Philip Turnor stands tall among the explorers and mapmakers of Canada. Accompanied by Cree guides and his Cree wife, Turnor travelled 15,000 miles by canoe and foot between 1778 and 1792 to produce ten maps, culminating in his magnum opus, a map that was the foundation of all northern geographic knowledge at that time. Barbara Mitchell's biography brings to life the man who taught David Thompson and Peter Fidler how to survey. In her search for Turnor's story, Mitchell discovers her own Cree-Orkney ancestry and that of thousands of others who are descendents of Turnor and his Cree wife. "Mitchell's work adds substantially to a deeper knowledge of Turnor, his life, his work, and to the extent possible, his character. It provides the first close study of his background, writings, career trajectory, and contributions to the mapping of North America." -- Jennifer Brown, author of Strangers in Blood: Fur Trade Company Families in Indian Country

  • The international encyclopedia of geography : people, the earth, environment, and technology / editor-in-chief, Douglas Richardson ; general editors, Noel Castree, Michael F. Goodchild, Audrey Kobayashi, Weidong Liu, Richard A. Marston

    Representing the definitive reference work for this broad and dynamic field, The International Encyclopedia of Geography arises from an unprecedented collaboration between Wiley and the American Association of Geographers (AAG) to review and define the concepts, research, and techniques in geography and interrelated fields. Available as a robust online resource and as a 15-volume full-color print set, the Encyclopedia assembles a truly global group of scholars for a comprehensive, authoritative overview of geography around the world.

    Contains more than 1,000 entries ranging from 1,000 to 10,000 words offering accessible introductions to basic concepts, sophisticated explanations of complex topics, and information on geographical societies around the world Assembles a truly global group of more than 900 scholars hailing from over 40 countries, for a comprehensive, authoritative overview of geography around the world Provides definitive coverage of the field, encompassing human geography, physical geography, geographic information science and systems, earth studies, and environmental science Brings together interdisciplinary perspectives on geographical topics and techniques of interest across the social sciences, humanities, science, and medicine Features full color throughout the print version and more than 1,000 illustrations and photographs Annual updates to online edition

  • Indian dances : history and technique / Ram Avtar ʻVirʼ
    GV 1693 R317 1984

  • Tourism in Nepal : a profile / Yajna Raj Satyal
    G 155 N17S27 1988
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