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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
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
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)
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
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
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
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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
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
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
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
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
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
xiv, 333 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 29 cm
Green Library
2 volumes ; 22 cm
  • [1] Kenkyū hen
  • [2] Shiryō hen.
  • [1] 研究篇
  • [2] 資料篇.
East Asia Library
xxii, 252 pages ; 22 cm
  • List of Tables. Glossary. Preface and Acknowledgements. Introduction to the Second Edition. Introduction: The Idea of Caste. I: Hierarchies and the Politics of Citizenship 1. Pollution and Prejudice: Vestiges of Untouchability in Rural Punjab 2. Atrocities and Resistance: Dalit Assertions for Citizenship 3. Caste and Democratic Politics: A Differentiated View II: Caste in the Neo-Liberal Economy 4. Dalits in Business: Self-Employed Scheduled Castes in Urban India 5. `Caste-Blinding' and Corporate Hiring Part Three: Mobility and Mobilizations 6. Social Mobility and Quest for Autonomy: Global Contours of Ravidasi Identity 7. Battling for Dignity: Dalit Activists of Delhi. Conclusions: The Futures of Caste. Bibliography. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780815381211 20180213
Caste is a contested terrain in India's society and polity. This book explores contemporary realities of caste in rural and urban India. It examines questions of untouchability, citizenship, social mobility, democratic politics, corporate hiring and Dalit activism. Using rich empirical evidence from the field across Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and other parts of north India, this volume presents the reasons for the persistence of caste in India from a new perspective. The book offers an original theoretical framework for comparative understandings of the entrenched social differences, discrimination, inequalities, stratification, and the modes and patterns of their reproduction. This second edition, with a new Introduction, delves into why caste continues to matter and how caste-based divisions often tend to overlap with the emergent disparities of the new economy. A delicate balance of lived experience and hard facts, this persuasive work will serve as essential reading for students and teachers of sociology and social anthropology, social exclusion and discrimination studies, political science, development studies and public policy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780815381211 20180213
Green Library
xiii, 208 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 22 cm
  • 1. Introduction2. Setting the Stage: Chicago, Redevelopment Machines, Blues Clubs3. The Frame: Chicago's Redevelopment Machine across Chicago, 2000-Present4. The Machine: South Side Blues-scape Interplay: 2000-Present5. South Side Blues Clubs: The Current Transformation6. Chicago's Redevelopment Reality along the Frontier.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319708171 20180403
This book examines the conflict surrounding the latest redevelopment frontier in Chicago: the city's South Side blues clubs and blocks. Like Chicago, cities such as Cleveland, St. Louis, Boston, Washington D.C., Indianapolis, Milwaukee, and Philadelphia are experiencing a new redevelopment machine: one of tyrannizing and fear. Its actors are adroit at working via the creation of fear to "terror-redevelop" in these historically neglected neighborhoods. The book also discusses the powerful race and class-based politics in Chicago's blues clubs that resist such change. A "leisure as resistance" framework represents the latest innovative form of opposition to the transformation of these historic sites.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319708171 20180403
Green Library
xii, 217 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: New Urbanisms, New Citizens Chapter 1: Towards the interdisciplinary study of children and sustainable urbanism Chapter 2: Sustainable urbanisms in policy and practice Chapter 3: Living with sustainable urban technologies Chapter 4: Sustainable mobilities Chapter 5: Constituting Communities: welcoming, belonging, excluding Chapter 6: Vital Politics: children and young people's participation in public space and local decision-making Chapter 7: Making space for vitality in sustainable urbanisms: childhood and play Chapter 8: Conclusion: towards a theory of children and sustainable urban vitalities.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138809406 20180213
Urban living has dramatically changed over the past generation, refashioning children's relationships with the towns and cities in which they live, and the modes of living within them. Focusing on the global shift in urban planning towards sustainable urbanism - from master planned `sustainable communities', to the green retrofitting of existing urban environments - Children Living in Sustainable Built Environments offers a critical analysis of the challenges, tensions and opportunities for children and young people living in these environments. Drawing upon original data, Children Living in Sustainable Built Environments demonstrates how the needs, interests and participation of children and young people often remain inferior to the design, planning and local politics of new urban communities. Considering children from their crucial role as residents engaging and contributing to the vitalities of their community, to their role as consumers using and understanding sustainable design features, the book critically discusses the prospects of future inclusion of children and young people as a social group in sustainable urbanism. Truly interdisciplinary, Children Living in Sustainable Built Environments forms an original theoretical and empirical contribution to the understanding of the everyday lives of children and young people and will appeal to academics and students in the fields of education, childhood studies, sociology, anthropology, human geography and urban studies, as well as policy-makers, architects, urban planners and other professionals working on sustainable urban designs.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138809406 20180213
Green Library
vii, 160 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: The Emergence of China's Housing Middle Class: Home Ownership, Gate Communities and Life Chances in Urban China 1. Prestige and Privilege: Three Types of Gated Community and Two Groups of Housing Middle Class 2. Formation of China's Housing Middle Class: Home Ownership and "The System" Impact 3. Privilege beyond Salary: Reward Distribution and Socioeconomic Status 4. Bifurcated Lifestyles: Consumption, Social Relationships and Perceptions 5. Middle Class Homeowner Activism: The Limits of Participation in Neighbourhood Governance Conclusion: The Housing Middle Class and Social Stratification in Urban China.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138069855 20180530
Home ownership plays a significant role in locating the middle class in most western societies, associated with market, consumerism, democracy and "people like us", the significant features of the middle class for any society. In China, private home ownership was not the norm from 1949, when the Chinese Communist Party took power, until the 1990s. In the past three decades, however, there has been a fast growing housing consumption and private homeowners have become the most significantly changing aspect of Chinese urban life. In particular, the rise of gated communities has become a predominant feature of the urban landscape. Similar to their western counterparts, the gated communities in China exemplify "high status" symbols with enclosed and restricted residential areas, exclusive community parks and recreational facilities, and professional management and security services. But different from western societies where gated communities usually represent luxurious lifestyles only limited to a small group of people, in urban China gated communities have become one major form of supply in the housing market and one of the most popular and desirable choices for homebuyers. Private home ownership and residency in gated communities, altogether characterize the most significant aspect of comfort living and distinct lifestyles of China's new middle classes who have successfully got ahead in the socialist market economy. This book examines the formation of "China's housing middle class". It develops a theoretical argument about, and provides empirical evidence of the heterogeneity of China's new middle class, which underlines the relations between the state, market and life chances under a socialist market economy. As such it will be of huge interest to students and scholars of Chinese society, sociology and politics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138069855 20180530
Green Library
xvi, 264 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
  • Space and place
  • Identity, lifestyle and forms of sociability
  • Consumption and urban cultures
  • (Im)mobilities and materialities
  • Bodies, emotions and atmospheres.
Green Library
280 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction Chapter 1. Christian Slaves in the Atlantic World Chapter 2. Protestant Supremacy Chapter 3. Quaker Slavery and Slave Rebellion Chapter 4. From Christian to White Chapter 5. The Imperial Politics of Slave Conversion Chapter 6. The SPG and Slavery Chapter 7. Inner Slavery and Spiritual Freedom Chapter 8. Defining True Conversion Epilogue. Proslavery Theology and Black Christianity Notes Bibliography Index Acknowledgments.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780812250015 20180508
Could slaves become Christian? If so, did their conversion lead to freedom? If not, then how could perpetual enslavement be justified? In Christian Slavery, Katharine Gerbner contends that religion was fundamental to the development of both slavery and race in the Protestant Atlantic world. Slave owners in the Caribbean and elsewhere established governments and legal codes based on an ideology of "Protestant Supremacy, " which excluded the majority of enslaved men and women from Christian communities. For slaveholders, Christianity was a sign of freedom, and most believed that slaves should not be eligible for conversion. When Protestant missionaries arrived in the plantation colonies intending to convert enslaved Africans to Christianity in the 1670s, they were appalled that most slave owners rejected the prospect of slave conversion. Slaveholders regularly attacked missionaries, both verbally and physically, and blamed the evangelizing newcomers for slave rebellions. In response, Quaker, Anglican, and Moravian missionaries articulated a vision of "Christian Slavery, " arguing that Christianity would make slaves hardworking and loyal. Over time, missionaries increasingly used the language of race to support their arguments for slave conversion. Enslaved Christians, meanwhile, developed an alternate vision of Protestantism that linked religious conversion to literacy and freedom. Christian Slavery shows how the contentions between slave owners, enslaved people, and missionaries transformed the practice of Protestantism and the language of race in the early modern Atlantic world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780812250015 20180508
Green Library