New PDF release: An Everyday Geography of the Global South

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By Jonathan Rigg

ISBN-10: 0203967577

ISBN-13: 9780203967577

ISBN-10: 0415376084

ISBN-13: 9780415376082

Taking a large point of view of livelihoods, this booklet attracts on extra than ninety case reports from thirty-six international locations throughout Asia, Africa and Latin the USA to check how everyone is attractive and dwelling with modernity. This extends from alterations within the ways in which families function, to how and why humans tackle new paintings and procure new abilities, how migration and mobility have develop into more and more universal positive aspects of life, and the way aspirations and expectancies are being transformed below the effect of modernization. up to now, this is the only book which takes such an method of development an realizing of the worldwide South. through the use of the event of the non-Western international to light up and tell mainstream debates in geography, and in starting from the lived reports of ‘ordinary’ humans, this book provides an alternate perception right into a variety of geographical debates. The readability of argument and its use of exact case stories makes this publication a useful source for college kids.

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It is also one of the reasons why some people studiously avoid using the word ‘globalisation’, because it would seem to be a trap and a dead-end. But, as Schirato and Webb (2003: 19) say, ‘if a term is being used so often, in some many different theatres, and with such profound effects, it is worth paying attention to it’. Rather than focusing on the disjunctures and the contradictions of globalisation, this book aims to elucidate and illuminate the micro, the local and the everyday within the wider ambit of globalisation.

This applies not only to patrician (or privileged) cosmopolitans – such as the expatriates and multinational white collar employees who are normally associated with the term – but also to the plebeian cosmopolitans who may service those higher up the employment and income ladders. These include, for example, Sri Lankan and Filipino domestic workers in Saudi Arabia and Singapore, and local rural migrants working in the homes of public sector employees in India. This gradual reframing of globalisation is not to deny the power of the forces that the process has unleashed.

Unlike the space of planners and technocrats (representations of space, as above) this is passive space which planners attempt to dominate and control: ‘Lived space is the experiential realm that conceived and ordered space will try to intervene in, rationalize, and ultimately usurp’ (Merrifield 2000: 174). Community-level environmental regulation and management in Vietnam (see page 8); ‘empowerment’ in patriarchal households (see page 26); spaces of resistance in factories (see page 179) and plantations (see page 169).

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