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Green Library
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xiii, 104 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Green Library
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xv, 149 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • 1. Introduction2. Social Mobility over Time and in Space: Ascending Residential and Social3. Common Ground: On the Centrality of Residential and School Choice4. Frantic Lives and Practices of Socio-Cultural Differentiation5. Neither Conservatives nor Progressives: Fragmentation in the Cultural Repertoires of the Upper Middle Class6. Inheritors, Achievers, and Incomers: Wrapping up a Multidimensional Approach to Social Reproduction.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319896946 20180806
In the contemporary context of increasing inequality and various forms of segregation, this volume analyzes the transition to neoliberal politics in Santiago de Chile. Using an innovative methodological approach that combines georeferenced data and multi-stage cluster analysis, Mendez and Gayo study the old and new mechanisms of social reproduction among the upper middle class. In so doing, they not only capture the interconnections between macro- and microsocial dimensions such as urban dynamics, schooling demands, cultural repertoires and socio-spatial trajectories, but also offer a detailed account of elite formation, intergenerational accumulation, and economic, cultural, and social inheritance dynamics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319896946 20180806
Green Library
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xiv, 295 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Hierarchies of life and death
  • Forms of labor
  • Slavery's scientific management
  • Human capital
  • Managing freedom
  • Conclusion: Histories of business and slavery
  • Postscript: Forward to scientific management.
Accounting for Slavery offers a history of business and management practices on slave plantations in the British West Indies and the American South, covering the century from approximately 1780-1880. Far from lagging behind Northern manufacturers, the most sophisticated Southern planters used complex management techniques, measuring and monitoring their human capital with precision. More broadly, the book explores the complex relationship between slavery and capitalism in American history. The traditional story of modern management focuses on the factories of England and New England, largely ignoring plantation economies. Drawing on extensive archival research into plantation accounting practices, the author argues that the harsh realities of slavery were compatible with a highly quantitative, calculating style of management. Planters allocated and reallocated slaves' labor from task to task, precisely monitored their productivity, and depreciated their "human capital" decades before depreciation became a common accounting technique.-- Provided by publisher.
Green Library
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ix, 296 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction / Kefa M. Otiso and Bisola Falola
  • Part I: The politics of space : evolving legacies of segregation and marginalization
  • Understanding the Zongo: processes of socio-spatial marginalization in Ghana / Emily Anne Williamson
  • Analytical views on the cultural and spatialized narratives of Asmara / Mussa Idris
  • "Urban man in Jos": growth, transiting power and authority in a conflict-prone city / Henry Gyang Mang
  • Adapted utopia : the rise, fall, and reemergence of Ponte City / Gregory Marinic
  • Urban renewal schemes and the plight of internally displaced persons in Nigeria / Bamidele Omotunde Alabi
  • Issues and challenges in the urban renewal program of Lagos State / Adedotun Moses Atilade
  • Part II: Claiming space and rights through daily life
  • Informal citizens? Residents' perceptions of space and place in a South African informal settlement / Melissa Kelly and Letshego Isaac Lechoenyo
  • Urban spaces and human livelihoods: language use in Makoko slum settlement, Lagos mainland / Mojisola Shodipe
  • The unheralded politics of urban spaces in Nigeria : a case of city prostitution and precarious livelihoods / Obinna Innocent Ihunna
  • Urban dwellers and conflicts in Jos : issues in rights to city / Tangshak Ayuba Larab and David Nyam Ajiji
  • Modernizing Makadara Gardens : development and the struggle for urban space in Kenya / Caleb Edwin Owen.
On a planet where urbanization is rapidly expanding, nowhere is the growth more pronounced than in cities of the global South, and in particular, Africa. African metropolises are harbingers of the urban challenges that lie ahead as societies grapple with the fractured social, economic, and political relations forming within these new, often mega, cities. The African Metropolis integrates geographical and historical perspectives to examine how processes of segregation, marginalization, resilience, and resistance are shaping cities across Africa, spanning from Nigeria and Ghana to Kenya, Ethiopia, and South Africa. The chapters pay particular attention to the voices and daily realities of those most vulnerable to urban transformations, and to questions such as: Who governs? Who should the city serve? Who has a right to the city? And how can the built spaces and contentious legacies of colonialism and prior development regimes be inclusively reconstructed? In addition to highlighting critical contemporary debates, the book furthers our ability to examine the transformations taking place in cities of the global South, providing detailed accounts of local complexities while also generating insights that can scale up and across to similar cities around the world. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of African Studies, urban development and human geography.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138069152 20180326
Green Library
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xiv, 236 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • List of illustrations Acknowledgements Introduction: Ladders and Snakes Meritocracy as plutocracy What's wrong with meritocracy? Five problems Meritocracy as social system and as ideological discourse How this book is organised Part one: Genealogies Chapter one: Meritocracy's genealogies in social theory Never start with the dictionary Early genealogies, histories and geographies Ladders and level playing field Socialist roots and critique Social democratic meritocracy The critique of educational essentialism 'Just' meritocracy? The beginnings of neoliberal meritocracy Meritocracy in the neoliberal meritocracy Chapter two: 'Rising up': gender, ethnicity, class and the meritocratic deficit See where your talent takes you Partial progression and painful ladders: mid century welfare Pulling rank: problems with welfarist 'rising up' Selling 1968 Parables of progress: luminous media fables Not so cool: unequal employment Selling inequality: post-feminism, post-race...post-class? Neoliberal justice narratives The egalitarian and the meritocratic deficit Chapter three: The movement of meritocracy in political rhetoric Meritocratic feeling Thatcherism in Britain Major meritocracy Blairism and beyond Aspiration Nation Tragi-comedy: Bojo's 'hard work' Blue-collar billionaires: Farage, Trump and the destabilisation of merit Theresa May and the Middle England meritocrats Aspiration for all? Meritocracy vs. mutuality Part two: Popular parables Chapter four: Just like us? Normcore plutocrats and the popularisation of elitism Meritocracy and the extension of privilege The 1%, the new rentiers and transnational asset-stripping Normcore plutocrats Normcore aristocrats The kind parent Luxury-flaunters The new rich are different Chapter five: #Damonsplaining and the unbearable whiteness of 'merit' #Damonsplaining and externalised white male privilege Post-racial meritocracy The racialization of merit: people The racialization of merit: products The racialization of merit: production Trying to shut women up Calling out the myth of postracial meritocracy Externalised and internalised neoliberal meritocracy Chapter six: Desperate success: Managing the mumpreneur Doing it all Child labour Desperate success Entrepreneurial Man Magical femininity The mumpreneur and the branded self Disaggregation and alternatives Conclusion: Beyond neoliberal meritocracy Failing to convince The journeys of meritocracy What's the alternative? Changing the cultural pull of meritocratic hope Alternatives to the ladder Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138889552 20171009
Meritocracy today involves the idea that whatever your social position at birth, society ought to offer enough opportunity and mobility for 'talent' to combine with 'effort' in order to 'rise to the top'. This idea is one of the prevalent social and cultural tropes of our time, as palpable in the speeches of politicians as in popular culture. In this book Jo Littler argues that meritocracy is the key cultural means of legitimation for contemporary neoliberal culture -- and that whilst it promises opportunity, it in fact creates new forms of social division. Against Meritocracy is split into two parts. Part I explores the genealogies of meritocracy within social theory, political discourse and working cultures. It traces the dramatic U-turn in meritocracy's meaning, from socialist slur to a contemporary ideal of how a society should be organised. Part II uses a series of case studies to analyse the cultural pull of popular 'parables of progress', from reality TV to the super-rich and celebrity CEOs, from social media controversies to the rise of the 'mumpreneur'. Paying special attention to the role of gender, 'race' and class, this book provides new conceptualisations of the meaning of meritocracy in contemporary culture and society.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138889552 20171009
Green Library
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xiv, 248 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • Preface
  • Introduction and historical context
  • Definitions and evidence
  • Enslavement
  • Economics
  • Politics
  • Culture
  • Sex and family life
  • Manumission and ex-slaves
  • Everyday conflict
  • Revolts
  • Representations
  • Philosophy and law
  • Decline and legacy.
An exciting study of ancient slavery in Greece and Rome This book provides an introduction to pivotal issues in the study of classical (Greek and Roman) slavery. The span of topics is broad ranging from everyday resistance to slavery to philosophical justifications of slavery, and from the process of enslavement to the decline of slavery after the fall of the Western Roman Empire. The book uses a wide spectrum of types of evidence, and relies on concrete and vivid examples whenever possible. Introductory chapters provide historical context and a clear and concise discussion of the methodological difficulties of studying ancient slavery. The following chapters are organized around central topics in slave studies: enslavement, economics, politics, culture, sex and family life, manumission and ex-slaves, everyday conflict, revolts, representations, philosophy and law, and decline and legacy. Chapters open with general discussions of important scholarly controversies and the challenges of our ancient evidence, and case studies from the classical Greek, Hellenistic, and Roman periods provide detailed and concrete explorations of the issues. Organized by key themes in slave studies with in-depth classical case studiesEmphasizes Greek/Roman comparisons and contrastsFeatures helpful customized mapsTopics range from demography to philosophy, from Linear B through the fall of the empire in the westFeatures myriad types of evidence: literary, historical, legal and philosophical texts, the bible, papyri, epitaphs, lead letters, curse tablets, art, manumission inscriptions, and more Ancient Greek and Roman Slavery provides a general survey of classical slavery and is particularly appropriate for college courses on Greek and Roman slavery, on comparative slave societies, and on ancient social history. It will also be of great interest to history enthusiasts and scholars, especially those interested in slavery in different periods and societies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781405188050 20180403
Law Library (Crown)
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xxv, 324 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Great statesmen and gentlemen, men of honor and rank, seem to be phenomena of a bygone Aristocratic era. Aristocracies, which emphasize rank, and value difference, quality, beauty, rootedness, continuity, stand in direct contrast to democracies, which value equality, autonomy, novelty, standardization, quantity, utility and mobility. Is there any place for aristocratic values and virtues in the modern democratic social and political order? This volume consists of essays by political theorists, historians, and literary theorists that explore this question in the works of aristocratic thinkers, both ancient and modern. The volume includes analyses of aristocratic virtues, interpretations of aristocratic assemblies and constitutions, both historic and contemporary, as well as critiques of liberal virtues and institutions. Essays on Tacitus, Hobbes, Burke, Tocqueville, Nietzsche, as well as some lesser known figures, such as Henri de Boulainvilliers, John Randolph of Roanoke, Louis de Bonald, Konstantin Leontiev, Jose Ortega y Gasset, Richard Weaver, and the Eighth Duke of Northumberland, explore ways of preserving and adapting the salutary aspects of the aristocratic ethos to the needs of modern liberal societies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498553261 20180618
Green Library
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xvi, 160 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Part I Features of Big data Systems.- Big Data Introduction.-Big data Systems landscape/ overview.- Part II Developing Sustainable Big data systems.- The trends of Big data systems.- Platform Architecture.- Reference Architecture.- ISUNS system design (Case Study).- Part III Future Development to Enhance Eco-efficiency.- Potential Applications for Big data systems.- Performance Evaluation.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319736082 20180709
This book presents a practical framework for the application of big data, cloud, and pervasive and complex systems to sustainable solutions for urban environmental challenges. It covers the technologies, potential, and possible and impact of big data on energy efficiency and the urban environment. The book first introduces key aspects of big data, cloud services, pervasive computing, and mobile technologies from a pragmatic design perspective, including sample open source firmware. Cloud services, mobile and embedded platforms, interfaces, operating system design methods, networking, and middleware are all considered. The authors then explore in detail the framework, design principles, architecture and key components of developing energy systems to support sustainable urban environments. The included case study provides a pathway to improve the eco-efficiency of urban transport, demonstrating how to design an energy efficient next generation urban navigation system by leveraging vast cloud data sets on user-behavior. Ultimately, this resource maps big data's pivotal intersection with rapid global urbanization along the path to a sustainable future.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319736082 20180709
Green Library
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201 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 24 cm.
  • INTRODUCTION [-]Carlsberg - a multifaceted case study [-]Discovering post-industrial open spaces [-]The structure of the book[-][-]1. A BIOGRAPHICAL APPROACH TO INDUSTRIAL LANDSCAPES [-]Urban transformation and the need for new heuristic strategies [-]A biographical approach to landscapes [-]Investigatory techniques and source material[-] [-]2. SITE [-]Carlsberg - becoming a building site [-]Chapters to the biography of Carlsberg as relational site [-][-]3. SPACE [-]Reworking Carlsberg Square [-]Chapters the biography of Carlsberg's open spaces [-][-]4. SUB-TERRAIN [-]When the spirit of Carlsberg resided in its cellars [-]Chapters in the biography of Carlsberg's cellars [-][-]BIOGRAPHY OF INDUSTRIAL OPEN SPACES -concluding remarks [-].
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789089647351 20180226
Carlsberg site, Copenhagen; landscape biography; regeneration of industrial sites.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789089647351 20180226
Green Library
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xix, 229 pages ; 22 cm
  • Translator's Preface: Marked Bodies, Marked Minds Introduction: The Buried Treasure I Found - Perumal Murugan A Relentless Voice - N. Arulmurugan Caste in Folk Theatre - K. Anbazhagan Discrimination - M. Ananthan Of What Use? - N. Ranjan Only Son of the Family - R. Rajasekaran The Ugly Face of Caste - P. Rajeskannan Of the Soil - P. Ezhilarasi In Which Ganges Do We Bathe? - T. Kalaichelvan Futile Whimpering - K. Kasimariyappan Pollution and Untouchability - V. Krishnan Ugly Grin - P. Gunasekaran A Kind of Pain - P. Kumaresan A Wedding Feast with Mutton - S. Gopi Empty Pride - Govindaraj The Deep Pain of Identity - S. Sathiskumar Snatched Freedom and Life - C. Chandiran Like Eating Faeces - A. Chinnadurai Born of a Father, Born into a Caste - P. Suresh Upper Caste Goddess - C. Sureshkumar Non-Existent - M. Senthamarai Dealing with Inability - V. Dharmalingam Testimony - M. Natarajan Keeping Friends - P. Nallusamy Black Coffee in a Coconut Shell - P. Balasubramaniam Acceptance or Rejection? - R. Prabhakar Distancing - K. Poonkothai Everyday Moments - Perumal Murugan Excommunication - R. Mahendiran Penalty - P. Muthusamy Family of Snake Charmers - R. Venkatachalam Stale Food - M. Venkatesan Taking Life as It Comes - M. Venugopal.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789352804979 20180423
Caste, as it is experienced in everyday life, is the piece de resistance of this book. Thirty-two voices narrate how from childhood to adulthood, caste intruded upon their lives-food, clothes, games, gait, love, marriage and every aspect of one's existence including death. Like the editor Perumal Murugan says, caste is like god, it is omnipresent. The contributors write about the myriad ways in which they have experienced caste. It may be in the form of forgoing certain kinds of food, or eating food at secluded corners of a household, or drinking tea out of a crushed plastic cup, or drinking black coffee in a coconut shell or water poured from above into a cupped hand. Such experiences may also take the form of forbidden streets, friends disapproved of and love denied. And when one leaves behind the fear of caste while living one's life, there is still death to deal with.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789352804979 20180423
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ix, 152 pages : illustrations, facsimilies ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction Chronology Questions to Consider Part I: Runaway Slave Advertisements and Slave for Sale Notices Document 1: Halifax Slaves for Sale in Boston, 1751 Document 2: Slaves for Sale, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1752 Document 3: Runaway Slave Advertisement, Female Slave Named Thursday, Nova Scotia, 1772 Document 4: Slave Wanted Advertisement, Nova Scotia, 1776 Document 5: Runaway Advertisement, James, Nova Scotia, 1781 and 1786 Document 6: Female Slave to be Sold at Public Auction, Nova Scotia, 1783 Document 7: Runaway Slave Advertisement, An African Slave, Nova Scotia, 1783 Document 8: Runaway Slave Advertisement, Dick, Nova Scotia, 1783 Document 9: Runaway Slave Advertisement, Ben, Nova Scotia 1783 Document 10: Slave for Sale, "Negro Boy, " New Brunswick, 1784 Document 11: Runaway Slave Advertisement, Hector, New Brunswick, 1784 Document 12: Runaway Advertisement, Unfree Black Laborers, 1784, New Brunswick Document 13: Runaway Slave Advertisement, Jupiter and Clarinda, Nova Scotia, 1784 Document 14: A Family Escapes, Nova Scotia, 1785 Document 15: Slave for Sale Advertisement, 14 Year old, Nova Scotia, 1786 Document 16: Slave for Sale Advertisement, 14 Year Old boy, New Brunswick, 1786 Document 17: Slaves for Sale Advertisement, A Man and boy, New Brunswick, 1786 Document 18: Runaway Slave Advertisement, Ben, 1786, New Brunswick Document 19: Runaway Slave Advertisement, Five Slaves Escape Caleb Jones, New Brunswick 1786 Document 20: Runaway Slave Advertisement, Dinah, Nova Scotia 1786 Document 21: Slave for Sale Advertisement, Teenage Girl, New Brunswick, 1787 Document 22: Slave for Sale Advertisement, Young Woman, New Brunswick, 1787 Document 23: Runaway Slave Advertisement, Sam and Beller, (siblings) escape, New Brunswick, 1787 Document 24: Runaway Slave Advertisement, Abraham teenager, New Brunswick, 1787 Document 25: Runaway Slave Advertisement, London, Age 18, New Brunswick, 1787 Document 26: Runaway Slave Advertisement, Keziah, New Brunswick, 1787 Document 27: Slave for Sale Advertisement, Young Black Woman, New Brunswick, 1788 Document 28: Runaway Slave Advertisement, Prince, 1788 Document 29: Runaway Slave Advertisement, Poll, 1791, New Brunswick Document 30: Runaway Slave Advertisement, Statia and Her Family, New Brunswick, 1792 Document 31: Runaway Slave Advertisement, Prince, New Brunswick, 1792 Document 32: Runaway Slave Advertisement, Joseph Odel and Peter Lawrence, Nova Scotia, 1792 Document 33: Runaway Slave Advertisement, Bill/Belfast, Nova Scotia, 1794 Document 34: Slave for Sale, Young Man, New Brunswick, 1799 Document 35: Runaway Slave Advertisement, Gill and Dick, New Brunswick, 1799 Document 36: Female Sold for a Term of Years, Nova Scotia, 1800 Document 37: Runaway Slave Advertisement, Two Slaves, 1802, New Brunswick Document 38: Runaway Slave Advertisement, Dinah, New Brunswick, 1806 Document 39: Slave for Sale, Nancy, New Brunswick, 1809 Document 40: Runaway Slave Advertisement, Lidge Escapes Again, New Brunswick 1816 Document 41: Runaway Advertisement, Samuel Hutchings, New Brunswick, 1818 Part II: Letters, Narratives, Newspapers, Petitions Document 42: John Wentworth Letter about his 19 Slaves, Nova Scotia, 1784 Document 43: Petition of Zimri Armstrong about Re-enslavement, New Brunswick, 1785 Document 44: James MacGregor, A Letter to a Clergyman Urging him to set free a Black Girl he held in SLAVERY, Nova Scotia, 1788 Document 45: Petition of Thomas Peters to the British Government, 1790 Document 46: John Clarkson's Diary, Lydia Jackson's Re-enslavement and Other Observations, 1791 Document 47: Thomas Clarkson, "Some Account of the New Colony at Sierra Leone, " Re-enslavement, 1792 Document 48: David George's Narrative 1793 Document 49: Boston King's Narrative, 1798 Document 50: Gradual Emancipation of Jack and Amelia in Prince Edward Island, 1800 Document 51: Joseph Aplin's Racial Justification for Slavery, 1801 Document 52: Excerpts from OPINIONS OF SEVERAL GENTLEMEN OF THE LAW, ON THE SUBJECT OF NEGRO SERVITUDE IN THE PROVINCE OF NOVA-SCOTIA, 1802 Document 53: Digby Slave-owners' Petition, Nova Scotia, 1807 Document 54: Petition of Isaac Willoughby, Former Slave, 1834, Nova Scotia Document 55: Article Supporting Slavery and Decrying Free Blacks, 1842, Nova Scotia Part III: Court Cases and Bills of Sale Document 56: Bill of Sale, Young boy from Maryland, 1779, Nova Scotia Document 57: Bill of Sale, Mintur, 1779 Document 58: King v. Jesse Gray, for whipping Pero 100 times, Nova Scotia, 1786 Document 59: Mary Postell Affidavit, Nova Scotia 1791 Document 60: Grand Jury Complaint, Re-enslavement of black boy sent to the West Indies Illegally, Nova Scotia, 1794 Document 61: James DeLancey Complaint Against William Woodin, 1803 Document 62: Supreme Court "Nancy" Case, New Brunswick, 1800 Document 63: Ward Chipman's Slavery Brief, New Brunswick Supreme Court, 1800 Document 64: R v. Andrews (Indictment of Samuel Andrews Jr.), Slave-owners murder a female slave, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, 1801 Document 65: Slave Returned to Owner, Supreme Court, Prince Edward Island, 1802 Document 66: Bill of Sale for Percilla, 8 Year Old Girl, 1804, Nova Scotia Document 67: Supreme Court Case, Newspaper Account, New Brunswick, 1806 Part IV: Government Documents Document 68: Governor Cornwallis discusses Captain Bloss and His slaves, 1750 Document 69: An Act, declaring that Baptism of SLAVES shall not exempt them from BONDAGE, 1781, Prince Edward Island Document 70: Book of Negroes Document 71: Dick Hill, Re-Enslaved, Shelburne, 1787, Nova Scotia (will have to change number because of date) Document 72: An Act for the Regulation & Relief of the free Negroes within the Province of Nova Scotia, (Un-passed), 1789 Document 73: A Bill Relating to Negroes, 6 February 1801, (Un-passed), Legislative Assembly Records, New Brunswick Document 74: AN ACT to repeal an Act made and passed in the twenty-first year of his late Majesty's reign intituled "An Act, declaring that Baptism of SLAVES shall not exempt them from BONDAGE, " Statutes of Prince Edward Island, 1825 Document 75: Prince Edward Island and Montserrat Connection, 1828 Part V: Wills and Church Records Document 76: Probate Record of Joseph Totten, Nova Scotia, 1788 Document 77: Probate Record of Thomas Leonard, Nova Scotia, 1788 Document 78: Probate Record of Anna Lillie (or Ann Lilie), Nova Scotia, 1789 Document 79: Teenage Slave Diana Bastian Burial Note-Her Rape and Pregnancy by George More, Member of Council, Cape Breton, 1792 Document 80: Probate Record of Caleb Fowler, Nova Scotia, 1793 Document 81: Probate Record of George Cornwall, Nova Scotia, 1799 Document 82: Probate Record of Jacob Ellegood Document 83: Probate Record of Benjamin Belcher, Nova Scotia, 1801 Document 84: Probate Record of Jacob Troop, Nova Scotia, 1805 Document 85: Probate Record of Isaac Bonnell, Nova Scotia, 1806 Document 86: Probate Record of William Wanton, New Brunswick, 1812 Document 87: Probate Record of William Schurman (or Schurmann), Prince Edward Island, 1819 Additional Suggested Readings.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781554813865 20180903
Slavery existed throughout the New World, from Chile and Argentina in the south to Nova Scotia in the north. Thousands of black people were enslaved in the Maritimes, Quebec, and Upper Canada between the seventeenth and early nineteenth centuries. It is not surprising that slavery played a part in Canadian history, but it is startling that it has not received wide-spread attention from the general Canadian public and historians alike. This sourcebook collects a variety of documents, including runaway slave advertisements, letters, court cases, and official government documents, offering readers an opportunity to explore the contours of black slavery in the Maritimes and revise their broader understanding of Canadian history.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781554813865 20180903
Green Library
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1 online resource.
  • 1. Future Cities: The Blue and Biophilic .- 2. Planning the Balance of Danger and Delight .- 3. Unsustainable Bounties for the Blue: Cities to the Rescue? .- 4. Making the Marine World Visible - Fostering Emotional Connections to the Sea .- 5. Reimagining the Blue Edge .- 6. Just Blue (and Biophilic) Cities .- 7. Conclusions and Trajectories: Final Reflection on Blue, Biophilic Urbanism.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319679549 20180521
There is a growing recognition of the contact we need with nature to be happy, healthy and to lead meaningful lives. We need that nature daily, if not hourly, and so it must be nearby to where we live and work. This is central to the concept of `biophilic cities' which is emerging as a global movement and guiding framework for city design and planning. Blue Biophilic Cities is about the promise of this movement and a kind of biophilic urbanism that is possible for cities perched on the edge of harbours and seas. In blue biophilic cities, much of the nearby nature is to be found in the marine realm. This book explores the efforts underway in a number of cities to foster new marine connections through a variety of innovative programs and initiatives. It also discusses a number of design ideas, from dynamic shoreline edges and floodable parks to living breakwaters, in order to emphasise the possibility of designing for resilience while also supporting marine biodiversity and strengthening biophilic connections to the marine world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319679549 20180521
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1 online resource (142 pages) : illustrations.
  • 1. Future Cities: The Blue and Biophilic .- 2. Planning the Balance of Danger and Delight .- 3. Unsustainable Bounties for the Blue: Cities to the Rescue? .- 4. Making the Marine World Visible - Fostering Emotional Connections to the Sea .- 5. Reimagining the Blue Edge .- 6. Just Blue (and Biophilic) Cities .- 7. Conclusions and Trajectories: Final Reflection on Blue, Biophilic Urbanism.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319679549 20180521
There is a growing recognition of the contact we need with nature to be happy, healthy and to lead meaningful lives. We need that nature daily, if not hourly, and so it must be nearby to where we live and work. This is central to the concept of `biophilic cities' which is emerging as a global movement and guiding framework for city design and planning. Blue Biophilic Cities is about the promise of this movement and a kind of biophilic urbanism that is possible for cities perched on the edge of harbours and seas. In blue biophilic cities, much of the nearby nature is to be found in the marine realm. This book explores the efforts underway in a number of cities to foster new marine connections through a variety of innovative programs and initiatives. It also discusses a number of design ideas, from dynamic shoreline edges and floodable parks to living breakwaters, in order to emphasise the possibility of designing for resilience while also supporting marine biodiversity and strengthening biophilic connections to the marine world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319679549 20180521
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204 pages : illustrations, map, charts ; 24 cm.
  • L'ancêtre américain des bobos : enquête sur le livre Bobos in Paradise de David Brooks / Sylvie Tissot -- Les bobos dans la presse française : retour sur la politisation d'une catégorie / Anaïs Collet & Jean Rivière -- "J'fais aussi partie du lot" : Renaud Séchan et les bobos / Colin Giraud -- "Y a des bobos dans mon quartier" : les gentrifieurs et la catégorie "bobo" / Jean-Yves Authier & Anaïs Collet -- Bourgeois mais pas bohèmes ? Les gentrifieurs vus par les populations "déjà-là" / Matthieu Giroud -- Dynamique et diversité des classes moyennes dans la métropole parisienne / Edmond Préteceille -- Première table ronde : des journalistes face aux "bobos" -- Seconde table ronde : chercheurs et / ou militants.
"Omniprésent dans les médias, mais aussi dans le champ politique et dans le langage ordinaire, le terme "bobo" n'est pas neutre. Son usage et ses variantes ("boboïsation", "boboïsé") tendent à simplifier, et donc aussi à masquer, l'hétérogénéité des populations et la complexité des processus affectant les espaces urbains qu'ils prétendent décrire. En réduisant les "bobos" à des caricatures, on juge des caractères, des intentions et des volontés, en oubliant que les représentations et les pratiques des individus et des groupes sociaux prennent place dans des trajectoires singulières et un monde hiérarchisé. Ainsi, scientifiquement parlant, les bobos n'existent pas, et des expressions telles que " boboïsation" ou "boboïsé" ne conviennent pas pour saisir et caractériser la diversité des logiques et des mécanismes, voire, parfois, les contradictions à l'oeuvre dans les phénomènes de "gentrification". C'est ce que montre cet ouvrage, qui propose un regard historique et sociologique sur le mot "bobo" et ses usages dans les univers médiatiques, politiques et culturels, comme dans les discours des populations impliquées."--Page 4 of cover.
Green Library
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xiii, 304 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
  • 1. Introduction: Bondage and the Environment in the Indian Ocean World2. Abolition in the Midst of Turmoil: The Case of Tan Emperor Wu Zong (814-846 CE)3. Environment and Enslavement in Highland Madagascar, 1500-1750: The Case for the Swahili Slave Export Trade Reassessed4. Volcanoes, Refugees and Raiders: The 1765 Macaturin Eruption and the Rise of the Iranun5. The Environment and Slave Resistance in the Cape Colony6. A Local View on Global Climate and Migration Patterns: The Impact of Cyclones and Drought on the Routier Family and their Slaves in Ile Bourbon (La Reunion), 1770-18207. The Cyclone, the Meteorologist, the Planter and the Indentured Immigrant. The Strange Story of Selective Cyclone Damage in Reunion Island, 1840s-1870s8. Egypt's Slaving Frontier: Environment, Enslavement, Social Transformations and the Local Use of Slaves in Sudan, 1780-18809. Environmental Knowledge and Resistance by Slave Transporters in the Nineteenth-Century Western Indian Ocean10. Environmental Disaster in Eastern Bengal: Colonial Capitalism and Rural Labour Force Formation in the Late Nineteenth Century11. Famine and Slavery in Africa's Red Sea World, 1887-1914.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319700274 20180226
Monsoon rains, winds, and currents have shaped patterns of production and exchange in the Indian Ocean world (IOW) for centuries. Consequently, as this volume demonstrates, the environment has also played a central role in determining the region's systems of bondage and human trafficking. Contributors trace intricate links between environmental forces, human suffering, and political conditions, examining how they have driven people into servile labour and shaped the IOW economy. They illuminate the complexities of IOW bondage with case studies, drawn chiefly from the mid-eighteenth century, on Sudan, Cape Colony, Reunion, China, and beyond, where chattel slavery (as seen in the Atlantic world) represented only one extreme of a wide spectrum of systems of unfree labour. The array of factors examined here, including climate change, environmental disaster, disease, and market forces, are central to IOW history-and to modern-day forms of human bondage.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319700274 20180226
Green Library
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xiv, 341 pages, 28 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (some color) ; 25 cm
In Building and Dwelling, Richard Sennett distils a lifetime's thinking and practical experience to explore the relationship between the good built environment and the good life. He argues for, and describes in rich detail, the idea of an open city, one in which people learn to manage complexity. He shows how the design of cities can enrich or diminish the everyday experience of those who dwell in them. The book ranges widely - from London, Paris and Barcelona to Shanghai, Mumbai and Medellin in Colombia - and draws on classic thinkers such as Tocqueville, Heidegger, Max Weber, and Walter Benjamin. It also draws on Sennett's many decades as a practical planner himself, testing what works, what doesn't, and why. He shows what works ethically is often the most practical solution for cities' problems. This is a humane and thrilling book, which allows us to think freshly about how we live in cities. The experience and wisdom of the author are visible on every page. His voice is distinctive and engaging. It should attract anyone interested in the physical circumstances of civilization.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780713998757 20180508
Green Library
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xxiv, 245 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Building for Oil is a historical account of the oil town of Daqing in northeastern China during the formative years of the People's Republic and describes Daqing's rise and fall as a national model city. Hou Li traces the roots of the Chinese socialist state and its early industrialization and modernization policies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674983816 20180403
Green Library
Book
xiv, 333 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 29 cm
  • TimelineAcknowledgmentsIntroductionPart I1. Pierre L'Enfant's Two Plans for Executing the President's Vision2. Financing the Federal City3. Constructing the Federal City4. Developing a Commercial Center5. Early Infrastructure and Transport Improvements6. Building Military Defenses for the CapitalPart II7. The First Public Building Campaign (1791-1802)8. The Second Public Building Campaign (1803-1811)9. The Third Public Building Campaign (1815-1824)10. Later Transportation ImprovementsEpilogueBibliographyIndex.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781421424873 20180625
In 1790, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson set out to build a new capital for the United States of America in just ten years. The area they selected on the banks of the Potomac River, a spot halfway between the northern and southern states, had few resources or inhabitants. Almost everything needed to build the federal city would have to be brought in, including materials, skilled workers, architects, and engineers. It was a daunting task, and these American Founding Fathers intended to do it without congressional appropriation. Robert J. Kapsch's beautifully illustrated book chronicles the early planning and construction of our nation's capital. It shows how Washington, DC, was meant to be not only a government center but a great commercial hub for the receipt and transshipment of goods arriving through the Potomac Canal, then under construction. Picturesque plans would not be enough; the endeavor would require extensive engineering and the work of skilled builders. By studying an extensive library of original documents-from cost estimates to worker time logs to layout plans-Kapsch has assembled a detailed account of the hurdles that complicated this massive project. While there have been many books on the architecture and planning of this iconic city, Building Washington explains the engineering and construction behind it.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781421424873 20180625
Green Library
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2 volumes ; 22 cm
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