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Read and Download Ralph Crane book Island Genres, Genre Islands in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TIsland Genres, Genre Islands. This book was released on 2017-02-03 with total page 224 pages. Book excerpt: The first book length study of the conceptualization and representation of islands in popular fiction.

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ISBN 13: 019256854X
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Read and Download Johannes Riquet book The Aesthetics of Island Space in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Aesthetics of Island Space. This book was released on 2019-12-17 with total page 368 pages. Book excerpt: Oxford Textual Perspectives is a series of informative and provocative studies focused upon literary texts (conceived of in the broadest sense of that term) and the technologies, cultures, and communities that produce, inform, and receive them. It provides fresh interpretations of fundamental works and of the vital and challenging issues emerging in English literary studies. By engaging with the materiality of the literary text, its production, and reception history, and frequently testing and exploring the boundaries of the notion of text itself, the volumes in the series question familiar frameworks and provide innovative interpretations of both canonical and less well-known works. The Aesthetics of Island Space discusses islands as central figures in the modern experience of space. It examines the spatial poetics of islands in literary texts, from Shakespeare's The Tempest to Ghosh's The Hungry Tide, in the journals of explorers and scientists such as James Cook and Charles Darwin, and in Hollywood cinema. It traces the ways in which literary and cinematic islands have functioned as malleable spatial figures that offer vivid perceptual experiences as well as a geopoetic oscillation between the material energies of words and images and the energies of the physical world. The chapters focus on America's island gateways (Roanoke and Ellis Island), visions of tropical islands (Tahiti and imagined South Sea islands), the islands of the US-Canadian border region in the Pacific Northwest, and the imaginative appeal of mutable islands. It argues that modern voyages of discovery posed considerable perceptual and cognitive challenges to the experience of space, and that these challenges were negotiated in complex and contradictory ways via poetic engagement with islands. Discussions of island narratives in postcolonial theory have broadened understanding of how islands have been imagined as geometrical abstractions, bounded spaces easily subjected to the colonial gaze. There is, however, a second story of islands in the Western imagination which runs parallel to this colonial story. In this alternative account, the modern experience of islands in the age of discovery went hand in hand with a disintegration of received models of understanding global space. Drawing on and rethinking (post-)phenomenological, geocritical, and geopoetic theories, The Aesthetics of Island Space argues that the modern experience of islands as mobile and shifting territories implied a dispersal, fragmentation, and diversification of spatial experience, and it explores how this disruption is registered and negotiated by both non-fictional and fictional responses.

Download The Routledge International Handbook of Island Studies PDF

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ISBN 13: 1317027248
Total Pages : 460 pages
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Read and Download Godfrey Baldacchino book The Routledge International Handbook of Island Studies in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Routledge International Handbook of Island Studies. This book was released on 2018-06-13 with total page 460 pages. Book excerpt: From tourist paradises to immigrant detention camps, from offshore finance centres to strategic military bases, islands offer distinct identities and spaces in an increasingly homogenous and placeless world. The study of islands is important, for its own sake and on its own terms. But so is the notion that the island is a laboratory, a place for developing and testing ideas, and from which lessons can be learned and applied elsewhere. The Routledge International Handbook of Island Studies is a global, research-based and pluri-disciplinary overview of the study of islands. Its chapters deal with the contribution of islands to literature, social science and natural science, as well as other applied areas of inquiry. The collated expertise of interdisciplinary and international scholars offers unique insights: individual chapters dwell on geomorphology, zoology and evolutionary biology; the history, sociology, economics and politics of island communities; tourism, wellbeing and migration; as well as island branding, resilience and ‘commoning’. The text also offers pioneering forays into the study of islands that are cities, along rivers or artificial constructions. This insightful Handbook will appeal to geographers, environmentalists, sociologists, political scientists and, one hopes, some of the 600 million or so people who live on islands or are interested in the rich dynamics of islands and island life.

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ISBN 13: 1786610205
Total Pages : 290 pages
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Read and Download Nenad Starc book The Notion of Near Islands in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Notion of Near Islands. This book was released on 2020 with total page 290 pages. Book excerpt: "The main theme of this book is the exploration of the meanings of near islands, of the archipelago, as the chapters question and analyse the archipelago identity from different perspectives"--

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ISBN 13: 1783488085
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Read and Download Ian Kinane book Theorising Literary Islands in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TTheorising Literary Islands. This book was released on 2016-11-16 with total page 258 pages. Book excerpt: Theorising Literary Islands is an epistemological study of the development of the Robinsonade genre, its ideological functions within contemporary Anglophone cultural thought, and the role of literary and filmic mediation in constructing twentieth and twenty-first century European and American relations with and to the Pacific region.

Download Anthropocene Islands PDF

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ISBN 13: 1914386019
Total Pages : 261 pages
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Read and Download Jonathan Pugh book Anthropocene Islands in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TAnthropocene Islands. This book was released on 2021-06-09 with total page 261 pages. Book excerpt: 'A must read … a new analytical agenda for the Anthropocene, coherently drawing out the power of thinking with islands.' – Elena Burgos Martinez, Leiden University ‘This is an essential book. [The] analytics they propose … offer both a critical agenda for island studies and compass points through which to navigate the haunting past, troubling present, and precarious future.’ – Craig Santos Perez, University of Hawai’i, Manoa ‘All academic books should be like this: hard to put down. Informative, careful, sometimes devasting, yet absolutely necessary - if you read one book about the Anthropocene let it be this. You will never think of islands in the same way again.’ – Kimberley Peters, University of Oldenburg ‘ … a unique journey into the Anthropocene. Critical, generous and compelling’. — Nigel Clark, Lancaster University The island has become a key figure of the Anthropocene – an epoch in which human entanglements with nature come increasingly to the fore. For a long time, islands were romanticised or marginalised, seen as lacking modernity’s capacities for progress, vulnerable to the effects of catastrophic climate change and the afterlives of empire and coloniality. Today, however, the island is increasingly important for both policy-oriented and critical imaginaries that seek, more positively, to draw upon the island’s liminal and disruptive capacities, especially the relational entanglements and sensitivities its peoples and modes of life are said to exhibit. Anthropocene Islands: Entangled Worlds explores the significant and widespread shift to working with islands for the generation of new or alternative approaches to knowledge, critique and policy practices. It explains how contemporary Anthropocene thinking takes a particular interest in islands as ‘entangled worlds’, which break down the human/nature divide of modernity and enable the generation of new or alternative approaches to ways of being (ontology) and knowing (epistemology). The book draws out core analytics which have risen to prominence (Resilience, Patchworks, Correlation and Storiation) as contemporary policy makers, scholars, critical theorists, artists, poets and activists work with islands to move beyond the constraints of modern approaches. In doing so, it argues that engaging with islands has become increasingly important for the generation of some of the core frameworks of contemporary thinking and concludes with a new critical agenda for the Anthropocene.

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ISBN 13: 1783484128
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Read and Download Rajeev S. Patke book Poetry and Islands in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TPoetry and Islands. This book was released on 2018-03-01 with total page 196 pages. Book excerpt: This book demonstrates the variety of ways in which the materiality of islands is intertwined in a symbiotic relationship with the capacity of the imagination to make islands the site and embodiment of a host of recurrent human desires, anxieties, and hopes.

Download Postcolonial Nations, Islands, and Tourism PDF

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ISBN 13: 1783486473
Total Pages : 226 pages
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Read and Download Helen Kapstein book Postcolonial Nations, Islands, and Tourism in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TPostcolonial Nations, Islands, and Tourism. This book was released on 2017-07-11 with total page 226 pages. Book excerpt: Considers how real island spaces have been used in literary texts and the popular imagination to shore up the fiction of the nation in order to offer a new theory of postcolonial nationalism.

Download Island Tourism Sustainability and Resiliency PDF

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ISBN 13: 1000585549
Total Pages : 338 pages
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Read and Download Michelle McLeod book Island Tourism Sustainability and Resiliency in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TIsland Tourism Sustainability and Resiliency. This book was released on 2022-04-28 with total page 338 pages. Book excerpt: This book provides comprehensive insight into the challenges faced by island tourism destinations and theoretical and practical paths for built in sustainability and resiliency. It explores Island Tourism Resilience within the context of ‘Lifecycles, System Decline and Resilience’. Tourism is a key activity for many islands, and some depend on the tourism sector as a main economic activity. An exploration of islands across the globe that addresses substantial matters of ongoing sustainability and resiliency is ever important. An array of challenges including natural disasters, climate change, economic and political crises among others has been addressed in the book, with additional areas such as overtourism and COVID-19 included at the conclusion. This volume is essential reading for academics, tourism planners and policy makers seeking to develop sustainable and resilient island destinations. With a new Foreword, Introduction, Conclusion and Afterword, the chapters in this book were originally published in the journal, Tourism Geographies.

Download Caribbean Island Movements PDF

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ISBN 13: 1783488379
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Read and Download Carlo A. Cubero book Caribbean Island Movements in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TCaribbean Island Movements. This book was released on 2017-10-09 with total page 204 pages. Book excerpt: An ethnographic account of how the islanders of the Caribbean island of Culebra reproduce a sense of unique insular identity, while engaged in continuous practices of regional and global movements.

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ISBN 13: 1629639273
Total Pages : 304 pages
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Read and Download Raymond Craib book Adventure Capitalism in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TAdventure Capitalism. This book was released on 2022-07-05 with total page 304 pages. Book excerpt: Imagine a capitalist paradise. An island utopia governed solely by the rules of the market and inspired by the fictions of Ayn Rand and Robinson Crusoe. Sound far-fetched? It may not be. The past half century is littered with the remains of such experiments in what Raymond Craib calls “libertarian exit.” Often dismissed as little more than the dreams of crazy, rich Caucasians, exit strategies have been tried out from the southwest Pacific to the Caribbean, from the North Sea to the high seas, often with dire consequences for local inhabitants. Based on research in archives in the US, the UK, and Vanuatu, as well as in FBI files acquired through the Freedom of Information Act, Craib explores in careful detail the ideology and practice of libertarian exit and its place in the histories of contemporary cap­italism, decolonization, empire, and oceans and islands. Adventure Capitalism is a global history that intersects with an array of figures: Fidel Castro and the Koch brothers, American segregationists and Melanesian socialists, Honolulu-based real estate speculators and British Special Branch spies, soldiers of fortune and English lords, Orange County engineers and Tongan navigators, CIA operatives and CBS news executives, and a new breed of techno-utopians and an old guard of Honduran coup leaders. This is not only a history of our time but, given the new iterations of privatized exit—seasteads, free private cities, and space colonization—it is also a history of our future.

Download Contemporary Archipelagic Thinking PDF

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ISBN 13: 1786612771
Total Pages : 496 pages
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Read and Download Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel book Contemporary Archipelagic Thinking in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TContemporary Archipelagic Thinking. This book was released on 2020-09-15 with total page 496 pages. Book excerpt: Contemporary Archipelagic Thinking takes as point of departure the insights of Antonio Benítez Rojo, Derek Walcott and Edouard Glissant on how to conceptualize the Caribbean as a space in which networks of islands are constitutive of a particular epistemology or way of thinking. This rich volume takes questions that have explored the Caribbean and expands them to a global, Anthropocenic framework. This anthology explores the archipelagic as both a specific and a generalizable geo-historical and cultural formation, occurring across various planetary spaces including: the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas, the Caribbean basin, the Malay archipelago, Oceania, and the creole islands of the Indian Ocean. As an alternative geo-formal unit, archipelagoes can interrogate epistemologies, ways of reading and thinking, and methodologies informed implicitly or explicitly by more continental paradigms and perspectives. Keeping in mind the structuring tension between land and water, and between island and mainland relations, the archipelagic focuses on the types of relations that emerge, island to island, when island groups are seen not so much as sites of exploration, identity, sociopolitical formation, and economic and cultural circulation, but also, and rather, as models. The book includes 21 chapters, a series of poems and an Afterword from both senior and junior scholars in American Studies, Archaelogy, Biology, Cartography, Digital Mapping, Enviromental Studies, Ethnomusicology, Geography, History, Politics, Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies, and Sociology who engage with Archipelago studies. Archipelagic Studies has become a framework with a robust intellectual genealogy.. The particular strength of this handbook is the diversity of fields and theoretical approaches in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Natural Sciences that the included essays engage with. There is an editor's introduction in which they meditate about the specific contributions of the archipelagic framework in interdisciplinary analyses of multi-focal and transnational socio-political and cultural context, and in which they establish a dialogue between archipelagic thinking and network theory, assemblages, systems theory, or the study of islands, oceans and constellations.

Download Science Fiction Literature through History: An Encyclopedia [2 volumes] PDF

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ISBN 13: 1440866171
Total Pages : 766 pages
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Read and Download Gary Westfahl book Science Fiction Literature through History: An Encyclopedia [2 volumes] in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TScience Fiction Literature through History: An Encyclopedia [2 volumes]. This book was released on 2021-07-31 with total page 766 pages. Book excerpt: This book provides high school and undergraduate students, and other interested readers, with a comprehensive survey of science fiction history and numerous essays addressing major science fiction topics, authors, works, and subgenres written by a distinguished scholar. This encyclopedia deals with written science fiction in all of its forms, not only novels and short stories but also mediums often ignored in other reference books, such as plays, poems, comic books, and graphic novels. Some science fiction films, television programs, and video games are also mentioned, particularly when they are relevant to written texts. Its focus is on science fiction in the English language, though due attention is given to international authors whose works have been frequently translated into English. Since science fiction became a recognized genre and greatly expanded in the 20th century, works published in the 20th and 21st centuries are most frequently discussed, though important earlier works are not neglected. The texts are designed to be helpful to numerous readers, ranging from students first encountering science fiction to experienced scholars in the field. Provides readers with information about written science fiction in all its forms—novels, stories, plays, poems, comic books, and graphic novels Includes original interviews with major writers like Ted Chiang, Samuel R. Delany, Kim Stanley Robinson, and Connie Willis that are not available elsewhere Features numerous sidebars with additional data about various subjects and key passages from several classic works Includes hundreds of bibliographies of sources that provide additional information on various specific topics and the genre of science fiction as a whole

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Read and Download Ballantyne R. book The Coral Island in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Coral Island. This book was released on with total page pages. Book excerpt: Трое подростков, оставшиеся в живых после кораблекрушения, оказываются выброшенными на необитаемый остров в южной части Тихого Океана. С одним телескопом и сломанным ножом юноши должны найти пищу и кров и научиться выживанию. Коралловый остров представляет собой тропический рай, но полон опасностей: акул, пиратов и даже кровожадных каннибалов! Смогут ли дети цивилизации выдержать ниспосланные им испытания?

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ISBN 13: 1943910022
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Read and Download R. Ballantyne book The Coral Island in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Coral Island. This book was released on 2015-09-08 with total page 308 pages. Book excerpt: Three teenage boys, the sole survivors of a shipwreck, find themselves marooned on a deserted island in the South Pacific. With little more than a telescope and a broken knife, the youths must find food and shelter and learn to survive. But though the coral island is a tropical paradise, full of natural beauty and exotic fruits and wildlife, dangers and adventures abound: sharks, pirates, and even bloodthirsty cannibals! Scottish-born R.M. Ballantyne (1825-1894) wrote more than ninety books for young people during the Victorian era, the most famous of which is The Coral Island (1857), a tale whose popularity has proved so enduring that it has never been out of print. A thrilling story in the tradition of Robinson Crusoe and a key influence on later classics such as Robert Louis Stevenson's "Treasure Island" and William Golding's "Lord of the Flies", "The Coral Island" is presented here in a new scholarly edition that includes the unabridged text of the first British edition, a new introduction and notes by Ralph Crane and Lisa Fletcher, and the original illustrations by the author.

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ISBN 13: 1538151456
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Read and Download Beatriz Llenín-Figueroa book Affect, Archive, Archipelago in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TAffect, Archive, Archipelago. This book was released on 2022 with total page 288 pages. Book excerpt: "This timely book presents the contexts and perspectives needed for imagining possible decolonial futures for twenty-first century Puerto Rico"--

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Read and Download Stefano Malatesta book Atolls of the Maldives in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TAtolls of the Maldives. This book was released on 2021-02-16 with total page 244 pages. Book excerpt: This book provides a spatial analysis of some key challenges facing the Maldives today, in particular social, cultural, economic and environmental transformations rendered by climate change and tourism.