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              Changing Perspectives 1: Studies in the History, Literature and Religion of Biblical Israel
               

              Changing Perspectives 1: Studies in the History, Literature and Religion of Biblical Israel (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Van Seters, John

              • RRP: $77.99
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              • Pub Date
                30 Jun 20

              The volume brings together forty years of agenda-setting scholarship in Israelite and Judean history. The historical essays gathered here were among the first to raise serious questions about the patriarchal age , the exodus from Egypt and the conquest of Canaan, and the temple o...f Solomon. The literary essays on the Pentateuch challenged both the classical Documentary Hypothesis and the more recent modifications that support the notion of an extensive Deuteronomistic redaction of the Pentateuch. The final set of essays examines biblical notions of patriarchal religion, myths of human origin, and the legendary origins of Passover within a broad comparative context.
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              ISBN 9780367872199
              Released AU 30 Jun 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Intersections of Religion and Astronomy
               

              Intersections of Religion and Astronomy (Hardback)

              Edited by Corbally, Chris; Dinell, Darry; Ricker, Aaron

              • RRP: $252.00
              • $252.00
              • Pub Date
                5 Nov 20

              This volume examines the way in which cultural ideas about the heavens shape religious ideas and are shaped by them in return. Our approaches to cosmology have a profound effect on the way in which we each deal with religious questions and participate in the imaginative work of p...ublic and private world-building. Employing an interdisciplinary team of international scholars, each chapter shows how religion and cosmology interrelate and matter for real people. Historical and contemporary case studies are included to demonstrate the lived reality of a variety of faith traditions and their interactions with the cosmos. This breadth of scope allows readers to get a unique overview of how religion, science and our view of space have, and will continue to, impact our worldviews. Offering a comprehensive exploration of humanity and its relationship with cosmology, this book will be an important reference for scholars of Religion and Science, Religion and Culture, Interreligious Dialogue and Theology, as well as those interested in Science and Culture and Public Education.
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              ISBN 9780367369460
              Released AU 5 Nov 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Routledge Science and Religion Series
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              In Pursuit of Healthy Environments: Global Perspectives from the Fourteenth Century to the Present Day
               

              In Pursuit of Healthy Environments: Global Perspectives from the Fourteenth Century to the Present Day (Hardback)

              Edited by Ruuskanen, Esa; Hakosalo, Heini

              • RRP: $242.00
              • $242.00
              • Pub Date
                30 Oct 20

              In Pursuit of Healthy Environments brings temporal depth to a highly topical issue, the interaction between health and the environment. By means of a rich set of historical case studies from Americas to Europe and from the tropics to the Arctic, the volume demonstrates that the c...oncern for creating and finding healthy environments is not a new one, shows how the link between the environment and health has been perceived at different times and in different cultures, and discusses the practical implications of these conceptualizations. The book written by scholars from architecture, cultural anthropology, history, Indigenous Studies, media studies and sociology will be of interest to a reader interested in the historical roots of present health-related environmental issues. It discusses the spatiality and materiality of the conceptions of health and the practices of nurture in colonial and post-colonial environments and shows how greatly indigenous and colonial mindsets have differed during the last three hundred years. It also investigates how certain environments have become labelled as healthy and life-preserving and others stigmatized by disease and death, and how fluctuating these notions can be. Finally, it analyses the materialities and immaterialities, as well as the transgenerational and transboundary characters of environmental and medical knowledge.
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              ISBN 9780367259051
              Released AU 30 Oct 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Routledge Studies in Environment, Culture, and Society
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              Brain, Mind and the Narrative Imagination
               

              Brain, Mind and the Narrative Imagination (Paperback)

              By Comer, Professor Christopher; Taggart, Dr Ashley

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              • Pub Date
                25 Feb 21

              Stories can inspire love, anger, fear and nostalgia - but what is going on in our brains when this happens? And how do our minds conjure up worlds and characters from the words we read on the page? Rapid advances in the scientific understanding of the brain have cast new light on... how we engage with literature. This book - collaboratively written by an experienced neuroscientist and literary critic and writer - explores and introduces these new insights. Reading a range of literary texts by writers such as Ian McEwan, Jim Crace and E.L. Doctorow in light of the latest scientific thought on the workings of the mind and brain. In this way Brain, Mind and the Literary Imagination demonstrates how literature taps into deep structures of memory and emotion that lie at the heart of our humanity.
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              ISBN 9781350127791
              Released AU 25 Feb 2021
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Games and Play in the Creative, Smart and Ecological City
               

              Games and Play in the Creative, Smart and Ecological City (Hardback)

              Edited by Leorke, Dale; Owens, Marcus

              • RRP: $252.00
              • $252.00
              • Pub Date
                30 Oct 20

              This book explores what games and play can tell us about contemporary processes of urbanization and examines how the dynamics of gaming can help us understand the interurban competition that underpins the entrepreneurialism of the 'smart' and 'creative' city. Game and Play in the... Creative, Smart and Ecological City is a collection of essays written by a diverse group of scholars from game studies, media studies, play studies, architecture, landscape architecture and urban planning. It situates the historical evolution of play and games in the urban landscape and outlines the scope of the various ways games and play contribute to the city's economy, cultural life and environmental concerns. In connecting games and play more concretely to urban discourses and design strategies, this book urges scholars to consider their growing contribution to three overarching sets of discourses that dominate urban planning and policy today: the creative and cultural economies of cities; the 'smart' and 'playable' city; and ecological cities. This interdisciplinary work will be of great interest to students and scholars of game studies, play studies, landscape architecture and allied design fields, urban geography, and art history.
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              ISBN 9780367441234
              Released AU 30 Oct 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Routledge Research in Sustainable Urbanism
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              The Experiences of Queer Students of Color at Historically White Institutions: Navigating Intersectional Identities on Campus
               

              The Experiences of Queer Students of Color at Historically White Institutions: Navigating Intersectional Identities on Campus (Hardback)

              By Duran, Antonio

              • RRP: $252.00
              • $252.00
              • Pub Date
                30 Sep 20

              This significant text employs an intersectional analysis and considers the role of queer frameworks to understand the experiences of queer people of color (QPOC) at historically white institutions in the U.S. By presenting data from student interviews and reflection journals, the... book explores what it means to hold multiple minoritized identities, and asks how such intersections are navigated, contested, and experienced on college campuses. Exploring both micro- and macro-level mappings of marginalization and power, the text reveals issues including institutional erasure, pervasive whiteness in college and LGBTQ+ communities, institutionalized racism and heterosexism, and offers in-depth insights into the material, psychological, emotional and social impacts on queer students of color. Ultimately, analysis highlights the necessity of employing intersectional frameworks for addressing interlocking systems of oppression and offers recommendations for the integration and support of queer students of color at historically white institutions (HWIs). This monograph will offer invaluable insights for scholars, researchers, and graduate students working in the fields of gender and sexuality, higher education, and issues of educational equity, who wish to realize the potential of intersectionality as an analytic framework for the study of identity and development of affirming educational environments.
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              ISBN 9780367894320
              Released AU 30 Sep 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Routledge Critical Studies in Gender and Sexuality in Education
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              Global Brooklyn: Designing Food Experiences in World Cities
               

              Global Brooklyn: Designing Food Experiences in World Cities (Hardback)

              Edited by Parasecoli, Professor Fabio; Halawa, Mateusz

              • RRP: $127.99
              • $95.99
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              • Pub Date
                14 Jan 21

              What do the food cultures of Cape Town, Mumbai, Copenhagen, Rio de Janeiro and Tel Aviv have in common? Despite their geographical distance, in each major city the same aesthetic of kombucha, rough wooden tables, home-roasted coffee and bespoke rough-hewn furnishings can be found... in all of them, as part of a new aesthetic sweeping the globe. The aesthetic may be home-grown and rustic but it is all carefully designed and masterfully instagrammed to create a new transnational aesthetic regime of urban consumption. This is the Global Brooklyn , inspired by the New York borough and influenced by many networked locations around the globe, where consumers participate in the global circulation of visual styles, flavors, practices, and values. This book sets out this phenomenon across different world cities, and argues for a stronger appreciation of design and materialities in shaping food cultures. Through analysis of the global mobility of high-end aesthetical, consumerist, and production practices, how they materialize and are situated within a variety of local contexts, the contributors look at the connections between food and eating habits and design in order to give a clearer sense of the positive and negative consequences of the meeting of cultures through globalisation.
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              ISBN 9781350144477
              Released AU 14 Jan 2021
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Brain, Mind and the Narrative Imagination
               

              Brain, Mind and the Narrative Imagination (Hardback)

              By Comer, Professor Christopher; Taggart, Dr Ashley

              • RRP: $127.99
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              • Pub Date
                25 Feb 21

              Stories can inspire love, anger, fear and nostalgia - but what is going on in our brains when this happens? And how do our minds conjure up worlds and characters from the words we read on the page? Rapid advances in the scientific understanding of the brain have cast new light on... how we engage with literature. This book - collaboratively written by an experienced neuroscientist and literary critic and writer - explores and introduces these new insights. Reading a range of literary texts by writers such as Ian McEwan, Jim Crace and E.L. Doctorow in light of the latest scientific thought on the workings of the mind and brain. In this way Brain, Mind and the Literary Imagination demonstrates how literature taps into deep structures of memory and emotion that lie at the heart of our humanity.
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              ISBN 9781350127807
              Released AU 25 Feb 2021
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Palestinian Women and Popular Resistance: Perceptions, Attitudes and Strategies
               

              Palestinian Women and Popular Resistance: Perceptions, Attitudes and Strategies (Hardback)

              By Kayali, Liyana

              • RRP: $252.00
              • $252.00
              • Pub Date
                1 Nov 20

              This book explores Palestinian women's views of popular resistance in the West Bank and examines factors shaping the nature and extent of their involvement. Despite the signing of the Oslo peace accords in 1993, the Occupied Palestinian Territories in the contemporary period have... experienced tightened Israeli occupational control and worsening political, humanitarian, security, and economic conditions. Based on ethnographic fieldwork conducted with women in the West Bank, this book looks at how Palestinian women in the post-Oslo period perceive, negotiate, and enact resistance. It demonstrates that, far from being 'apathetic', as some observers have charged, Palestinian women remain deeply committed to the goals of national liberation and wish to contribute to an effective popular resistance movement. Yet many Palestinian women feel alienated from prevailing forms of collective popular resistance in the OPT due to the low levels of legitimacy they accord them. This alienation has been made stark by the gendered and intersecting impacts of expanding settler-colonialism, tightening spatial control, a professionalised and depoliticised civil society, reinforced patriarchal constraints, Israeli and Palestinian Authority (PA) repression and violence, and a deteriorating economy - all of which have raised the barriers Palestinian women face to active participation. Undertaking a gendered analysis of conflict and resistance, this volume highlights significant changes over the course of a long-running resistance movement. Readers interested in gender and women's studies, the Arab-Israel conflict and Middle East politics will find the study beneficial.
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              ISBN 9780367444358
              Released AU 1 Nov 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Routledge Studies on the Arab-Israeli Conflict
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              Suzhou in Transition
               

              Suzhou in Transition (Hardback)

              Edited by Tang, Beibei; Cheung, Paul

              • RRP: $252.00
              • $252.00
              • Pub Date
                31 Jul 20

              Through the lens of the city of Suzhou, this edited volume presents views on the complex interaction between the central state, market agents, local governments and individuals who have shaped the development of Chinese cities and urban life. Featuring a range of disciplinary per...spectives, contributors to this volume have all undertaken research in one municipality - Suzhou- to consider how history and culture has evolved during the modernisation of Chinese cities and the transformation of urban space, as well as shifting rural-urban relations and urban life during the reform era. The volume is underscored by a complex dynamic system consisting of three-interlocked mechanisms through which the central and local state interact: history and culture, social and economic life, and administration and governance. As such, chapters analyse responses both from the state and society as driving forces of local development, with an interplay between tradition and heritage on the one hand and China's economic and social development on the other. Suzhou in Transition will appeal to students and scholars of Chinese and urban studies, as well as urban sociology and geography.
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              ISBN 9780367439903
              Released AU 31 Jul 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Routledge Studies on China in Transition
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