This book addresses contemporary geographical issues in the Mediterranean Basin from a perspective that recognizes the physical characteristics and cultural interactions which link the different Mediterranean states as a recognisable geographic entity. Sixteen chapters each deal with a major geographical issue currently facing the Mediterranean, each providing an invaluable summary of the extensive but widely dispersed literature relating to Mediterranean issues. Particular emphasis is placed on the interaction between society and environment in terms of environmental management, differential regional development and its associated political, demographic, cultural and economic tensions.
Die Entstehung Europas im ersten Jahrtausend nach Christus
Author: Peter Heather
Um Christi Geburt war Europa zweigeteilt in den hochentwickelten Süden der Mittelmeerkulturen und den unentwickelten Norden germanischund slawisch sprechender Stammeskulturen. Diese kannten weder die Schrift noch den steinernen Siedlungsbau, ein stehendes Heer oder die Geldwirtschaft, geschweige denn Städte mit Feuerwehr und Müllabfuhr. Wie konnte der »Ansturm der Barbaren« dem römischen Imperium den Todesstoß versetzen? Peter Heather stellt diese alte Frage im Licht der Erkenntnisse zur Ethnogenese und der modernen Migrationsforschung neu. Vom Hunnensturm bis zu den Wikingern untersucht er die Dynamik der europäischen Wanderungsbewegungen. Die sozialen und wirtschaftlichen Wechselwirkungen zwischen beiden Kulturräumen veränderten diese von Grund auf und ließen sie langfristig zu einer neuen kulturellen Einheit werden: dem Europa, das wir in weiterentwickelter Form noch heute kennen.
This book brings together a series of articles which provide an overview of the Irish Diaspora from a global perspective. It combines a series of survey articles on the major destinations of the Diaspora; the USA, Britian and the British Empire. On each of these, there is a number of more specialist articles by historians, demographers, economists, sociologists and geographers. The inter-disciplinary approach of the book, with a strong historical and modern focus, provides the first comprehensive survey of the topic.
Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize Winner of the Council on Foreign Relations Arthur Ross Book Award One of the New York Times' Ten Best Books of the Year Almost a decade in the making, this much-anticipated grand history of postwar Europe from one of the world's most esteemed historians and intellectuals is a singular achievement. Postwar is the first modern history that covers all of Europe, both east and west, drawing on research in six languages to sweep readers through thirty-four nations and sixty years of political and cultural change-all in one integrated, enthralling narrative. Both intellectually ambitious and compelling to read, thrilling in its scope and delightful in its small details, Postwar is a rare joy.
Author: Thomas Harper,Anthony Gar-On Yeh,Heloisa Costa
This is the third book in the series offering a new selection of the best urban planning scholarship from each of the world's planning school associations. The award winning papers presented illustrate the concerns and the discourse of planning scholarship communities and provide a glimpse into planning theory and practice by planning academics around the world. All those with an interest in urban and regional planning will find this collection valuable in opening new avenues for research and debate.
Vorträge der 6. Tagung des Arbeitskreises Migration, Integration, Minderheiten der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Demographie (DGD) in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Europäischen Forum für Migrationsstudien (efms) in Wiesbaden am 5. November 2004
Author: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Demographie. Arbeitskreis Migration, Integration, Minderheiten. Tagung,Sonja Haug,Frank Swiaczny
regional and urban perspectives on international migration
Author: C. Gorter,Peter Nijkamp,Jacques Poot
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing
Category: Social Science
Migration patterns at the global level have become more complex, affecting more countries, more people and for a greater variety of reasons. Consequently, international migration is receiving increasing attention throughout the world. Migration is an inhe
Author: Costis Hadjimichalis,David Sadler,European Science Foundation
Expert contributors from 10 different countries focus on the ways in which gender, race, culture, class relations and state policies are associated with processes of marginalisation, describing several intersecting dimensions of the resulting mosaic of uneven development. The primary concern is with those regions, cities and social groups which seem particularly disadvantaged by contemporary restructuring procedures.
Migrant networks, in the form of families, associational ties and social organizations, stretch across the globe, connecting cultures and bridging national boundaries. The effects of this global networking are vast. This book is the first to stand back and explore the impact. Families living outside of their original national boundaries have had, and continue to have, a profound influence over the flow of people, goods, money and information. More in-depth perspectives reveal how immigrants face troubling issues of cultural identity, economic change, political uncertainty and social welfare. From an examination of nineteenth-century transnational families emigrating from Europe, to the Ghanaian Pentecostal diaspora in Europe today, this book combines broadly based analysis with more unusual case studies to reveal the complexities that immigrants and refugees must contend with in their daily lives. What are the experiences of migrant Turkish women living in Germany? In what ways has religion been hybridized amongst West African Muslim migrants in Paris? What are the gender relations and transnational ties amongst Bosnian refugees? Never has such a topic been more relevant. Problems relating to immigrantsrs" and refugeesrs" situations in their adopted countries continue to grow. This book, wide-ranging in its geographical and thematic scope, is a highly important and timely addition to debates on transnational families, immigrants and refugees.
The New Europe is one of the most dynamic, complex and fascinating regions of the world. Eastern and Central Europe are striving to come to terms with the fall of communism and the dictates of the market, whilst Western Europe, suffering high unemployment and weakened economic impetus, has still to be reconciled to the consequences of restructuring and globalisation. The New Europe provides an unrivalled range of in-depth studies of issues central to the development of Eastern and Western Europe, to the major contrasts which still exist between them and to the problems facing the effective reintegration of this long-divided region. Highly accessible and uniquely authoritative, The New Europe is an indispensable text for students of contemporary Europe.
The reaction against archaeological explanations relying on invasion and migration was part of the processualist critique in the 1960s. Only recently have archaeologists like Kristiansen argued that as migrations can be traced in the historical record, some archaeological method of identifying them must be found. This volume comes from a 1993 TAG session and pursues this issue. Contents: On the Move Again: Migrations and Invasions in Archaeological Explanation (John Chapman and Helena Hamerow); The Impact of Modern Invasions and Migrations on Archaeological Explanation (John Chapman); Prehistoric Migration as a Social Process (David Anthony); Migration Theory and the Anglo-Saxon 'Identity Crisis' (Helena Hamerow); Britons, Anglo-Saxons and the Germanic Burial Ritual (Sally Crawford); Social Network and Pattern of Language Change (James Milroy and Lesley Milroy).