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Local cultures and identities : the example of the countries of the South Southwest of the Landes (France)
Within the framework of globalization and the implicit process of cultural standardization, we are confronted with the paradoxical emergence of local identities and territories - in Aquitaine and beyond - which are supported by original cultural practices or claiming, at least, to be as such. What a...
A social and critical geography of migration control in Croatia
This dissertation explores contemporary dimensions of the migratory control dispositif in Croatia. The research outlines how camps designed for people in migration were implemented through European union pre-adhesion incentives or funding. Through a geographical approach, the dispositif is analysed...
Remote sensing and GIS techniques for reconstructing Arabian palaeohydrology and identifying archaeological sites
International audience Freshwater availability is critical for human survival, and in the Saharo-Arabian desert belt repeated fluctuations between aridity and humidity over the Quaternary mean the distribution of freshwater was likely a primary control upon routes and opportunities for hominin dispe...
Two Post-doctoral Fellowships, Child Health and Migrant Parents in Southeast Asia (CHAMPSEA), Asia Research Institute : Wave II, National University of Singapore
The successful candidate will be someone who holds a PhD degree (or is awaiting conferment) and has research interests in a relevant area of the social sciences (e.g. Migration Studies, Health Studies, Development Studies, Anthropology, Sociology or Geography). S/he should have research experience i...
The impact of economic geography both within and beyond the wider field of geography has been constrained in the past by its own limitations. Drawing together the work of several eminent geographers this superb collection assesses the current state of knowledge in the sub discipline and its future d...
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Opting out of neighbourhood schools: The role of local education markets in student mobility
International audience Open enrolment policies assume that students living in disadvantaged areas can access better schools outside their neighbourhood. However, characteristics of individuals, quality of schooling and neighbourhood characteristics interact in very complex ways to produce heterogene...
Critical or applied geography - or both? A comment
Dieser Kommentar verfolgt 3 Absichten: Erstens soll die je spezifische Definition und Verortung „kritischer“ bzw. „angewandter“ Geographie hinterfragt werden; zweitens wird die im Kontext kritischer Analysen vorgenommene Bewertung diskutiert, die Wissenschaft hätte ihren Kontakt zu den sozialen Bewe...
Assessment of Sustainability Using a Synthetic Index
Oriane Pillet, intern at UrbaChina
Oriane Pillet has been an intern at the Joint Research Unit China Korea Japan, CNRS, since February 2014 to help with the UrbaChina FP7 project. Her experience Oriane studied international development and received a joint degree in geography and law from Paris I (Panthéon Sorbonne). She is currently...
Discords around heritage landscapes: A comparative study of Apulia and Wallonia
A Straight Line through the Wilderness: Geometry and Geography in William Byrd’s Histories of the Dividing Line Betwixt Virginia and North Carolina (1728 sqq)
International audience In the text now known as the Histories of the Dividing line, William Byrd II narrates the survey, in 1728, of the straight line marking the Virginia-North Carolina border. This paper explores the role played by the motif of the line in Byrd’s writing, and how it shaped his rep...
Uneven Development of a Post-Industrial City as Exemplified by Łódź. Mitteilungen der Österreichischen Geographischen Gesellschaft|Mitteilungen der Österreichischen Geographischen Gesellschaft - Band 160|
The social and economic structure of towns and cities has always been characterised by a considerable degree of internal complexity. In consequence, the urban space as a human construct becomes non-uniform, and subject to various transformations over time. Unevenness across urban space may be descri...
Dominant caste and territory in South India : migration and upward social mobility of Kammas from Coastal Andhra
This thesis aims at redefining the concept of dominant caste which was first studied at the village level, in the context of 1950s rural India, to make it relevant by adapting it to the contemporary evolutions of a rapidly urbanising country, where social and spatial mobility is increasing. With thi...
Designing a learning sequence for the 2nd or 3rd degree (either a transitional or a qualification section): Excursions and other field work. Theme: the revitalisation of rural cores, case study: Aubel.
Document designed for geography teachers at the Third meeting in didactics of geography: the didactics of excursions.
Internet Global Governance: The representation of toponyms of countries in the cyberspace
Este trabalho representa um novo campo de pesquisa na área de Geografia. A Governança da Internet - GI deveria ser um conjunto de iniciativas e ações construtivas, concebidas pelos governos, setores públicos, setores privados e por organizações da sociedade civil, para estabelecer uma estrutura de r...
« Cap-Haïtien » or « How to ‘construct’ a flood risk in a decade »
Call for Papers: Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting (AAG) 2012, New York, February 24th – 28th 2012
Dress(ing) in Public: Dress, Ideology and the Female Body Session organisers: Hilal Ozcetin (Simon Fraser University, CA), Hulya Arik (York University, CA) Discussant: Dr. Banu Gokariksel (University of North Carolina, USA) In the last two decades, feminist geography analyzed the body, and delineate...
Contribution to the analysis of territorial development : an application to the countries of Hauts-de-France region
By studying the development of the Hauts-de-France countries, we show in this thesis how the territories of this region specialize as places of production, consumption or residence of income. This functional distribution of roles is not without problems of strategic complementarities, where some ter...
Ritual practice architectural form : the masonic temple : form, type and meaning
The architecture of the Masonic temples is a living heritage, but little studied, particularly in the context of academic research. Yet it has two advantages. As an object of study, first of all, it offers formal, spatial and sufficiently significant stylistic characteristics that we may wish to des...
Firm performance and multi-scale territorial resources in Wallonia (Belgium): towards a model using business accounting
When the times they’re not a changin':Essays on the persistent effects of religion, investments, and ancestry on economic, social, and political behaviors at the subnational level
Individual and social behaviors, such as voting patterns, the ability to trust others, participation in the community, health-seeking behaviors, or attitudes towards contraception, can persist over many years. Relying on new historical and contemporary data sources, the works compiled in this thesis...
Aboriginal Ecotourism Aboriginal Ecotourism: the use of web based technologies and Social Analysis Systems² (SAS²) concepts and tools to support collaborative research and community engagement
The Research Project "Earthen Architecture in the Iberian Peninsula: Study of Natural, Social and Anthropic Risks and Strategies to Improve Resilience (Risk-Terra)". Objectives and First Methodology
Qualité du cadre de vie, nuisances sonores et «capital spatial d'habitat» en milieu urbain : l'exemple de Pau
International audience Quality of the environment, noise pollution and «housing space capital» in urban milieu : the example of Pau. In urban space, the mixture of functions and the density of ground occupation create many problems between neighbours that affect the living environment and the qualit...
Prevention of HIV/AIDS in Mali : the work of actors in the field, experience factors of transmission, and the construction of social and health areas
Today's fight against HIV/AIDS faces new challenges related to social development and a modified landscape of treatment, prevention and health systems. The importance of biomedical technologies and new strategies to tackle the epidemic continues to grow. Such technologies and strategies cannot be co...