Download Interpreting nature : the emerging field of environmental by Forrest Clingerman & Brian Treanor & Martin Drenthen & David PDF

By Forrest Clingerman & Brian Treanor & Martin Drenthen & David Utsler

Glossy environmentalism has come to gain that lots of its key matters "wilderness" and "nature" between them are contested territory, considered otherwise through varied humans. realizing nature calls for technological know-how and ecology, to be certain, however it additionally calls for a sensitivity tom, historical past, tradition, and narrative. therefore, knowing nature is a essentially hermeneutic activity

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Download Surpassing Realism: The Politics of European Integration by Mark F. Gilbert PDF

By Mark F. Gilbert

This available textual content offers a concise political historical past of eu integration from the top of global conflict II to the current. The _European Project_ increases attention-grabbing and significant questions: How did Europe's states triumph over their conventional rivalries and quarrels to construct supranational associations? What have been the commercial and geopolitical forces that drove them? Which person statesmen contributed so much to defining the eu venture? What are the problems that faced the european within the final decade and what difficulties will the european face as its leaders contemplate much more complicated kinds of political integration? these kind of questions are addressed by means of this enticing textual content, which bargains a transparent and readable account of the advanced historic method in which Europe's specific polity has been outfitted.

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Download Brill's Companion to Ancient Geography: The Inhabited World by Serena Bianchetti, Michele Cataudella, Hans-Joachim Gehrke PDF

By Serena Bianchetti, Michele Cataudella, Hans-Joachim Gehrke

Brill's spouse to historical Geography edited through S. Bianchetti, M. R. Cataudella, H. J. Gehrke is the 1st choice of experiences on ancient geography of the traditional international that makes a speciality of a range of issues thought of an important for realizing the improvement of geographical notion. during this paintings, students, all of whom are experts in a number of fields, learn the interplay of people with their surroundings and take a look at to reconstruct the representations of the inhabited international within the works of old historians, scientists, and cartographers. subject matters contain: Eudoxus, Dicaearchus, Eratosthenes, Hipparchus, Agatharchides, Agrippa, Strabo, Pliny and Solinus, Ptolemy, and the Peutinger Map. different matters also are mentioned similar to onomastics, the limits of states, Pythagorism, sacred itineraries, dimension structures, and the Holy Land.

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Download Pray the Gay Away: The Extraordinary Lives of Bible Belt by Bernadette Barton PDF

By Bernadette Barton

Within the Bible Belt, it’s universal to work out bumper stickers that declare One guy + One girl = Marriage, church billboards that command one to “Get correct with Jesus,” letters to the editor evaluating homosexual marriage to marrying one’s puppy, and nightly information approximately homophobic assaults from the relations starting place. whereas a few components of the Unites States have made large growth in securing rights for homosexual humans, Bible Belt states lag at the back of. not just do such a lot Bible Belt gays lack household associate merits, lesbians and homosexual males can nonetheless be fired from a few areas of employment in lots of areas of the Bible Belt for being a homosexual.

In Pray the homosexual Away, Bernadette Barton argues that conventions of small city lifestyles, ideas which govern Southern manners, and the facility wielded by means of Christian associations function a beginning for either passive and energetic homophobia within the Bible Belt. She explores how conservative Christian ideology reproduces homophobic attitudes and stocks how Bible Belt gays negotiate those attitudes of their day-by-day lives. Drawing at the striking tales of Bible Belt gays, Barton brings to the fore their innovations, reviews and hard-won insights to discover front strains of our nationwide tradition conflict over marriage, relations, hate crimes, and equivalent rights. Pray the homosexual Away illuminates their lives as either foot squaddies and casualties within the conflict for homosexual rights.

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