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A world of difference : encountering and contesting development

Author: Eric S Sheppard
Publisher: New York : Guilford Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Examines the nature and causes of global inequality and analyzes contemporary approaches to economic development across the third world. This book lets you gain an understanding of the interacting  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
World of difference.
New York : Guilford Press, ©2009
(OCoLC)754563956
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eric S Sheppard
ISBN: 9781606232620 1606232622 9781606232637 1606232630
OCLC Number: 299710278
Description: xix, 665 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: Measuring, describing, and mapping difference and development --
Knowing the third world: colonial encounters --
Knowing the third world: the development decades --
The third world and neoliberal globalization --
Geographies of population: discourse and politics --
Contested environments: the entanglements of environment, development, and globalization --
Disease and health --
Uncertain rains: the atmospheric energy cycle and the hydrologic cycle --
Other challenges to rural livelihood: soils, vegetation, and pests --
Nature as latitudinal trickster: the carbon cycle and plant growth --
The management of tropical and subtropical ecosystems: the Pokot of West Central Kenya-an indigenous knowledge system --
The historical geography of colonialism and the slave trade --
Colonialism as spatial and labor control system --
The end of colonialism and the promise of free trade --
Trading primary commodities --
Peripheral industrialization: paths and strategies --
The earth's crust as resource --
Urbanization, migration, and spatial polarization --
Transnational production --
Foreign branch plants and economic growth --
Money and global finance markets / with Bongman Seo --
Borrowing money: aid, debt, and dependence / with Bongman Seo --
Toward different worlds.
Responsibility: Eric Sheppard [and others].

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