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The origins of the word ‘desertification’, most commonlyattributed to Aubréville’s 1949 work on tropical Africanforests, may be traced back much earlier, to nineteenth-century French colonialNorth Africa. The concept of desertification was central to French colonial thinkingabout the North...
Human interaction with the environment, particularly when the latter is conceived asnature, is often measured against moral standards for ‘appropriatebehaviour’. Different, and frequently conflicting, ways ofbeing-in-the-world are the theme of moral geographies. This paper seeks to elucidatethe...
At the turn of the twentieth century, urban reformers across the United States becamepreoccupied with providing recreation facilities for urban children. Municipal parkdepartments, boards of education and local philanthropic associations establishedsupervised playgrounds, recreation parks, and...
The symbolic role of women in Irish nationalism has to some extent obscured theirpractical involvements. By studying some of the most prominent female nationalists,this paper shows how women often read representations of women as icons ofnationhood very much against the grain of the passive...
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