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A world of difference : society, nature, development

Author: Philip Wayland Porter; Eric S Sheppard
Publisher: New York : Guilford Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A geographic approach to development in the global context, this overview of development theory also introduces students to differences between North and South: from the distribution of rain water to  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Wayland Porter; Eric S Sheppard
ISBN: 157230071X 9781572300712 1572303247 9781572303249 1572303123 9781572303126
OCLC Number: 38144350
Description: xiv, 602 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Third World--First Impressions --
The Third World! Where Did the Term Come From? Where Is the Third World Located? --
Empirical Expressions of Poverty --
Strategy of Presentation --
The World as Social Differentiation --
The Inevitability of Differences --
Indifference and Awareness --
Difference --
Difference Becomes Inequality: The Myth of Race --
Culture, Kinship, and Gender --
Culture, Cosmos, and Hearth --
Kinship and Cultural Characteristics in Third World Countries --
The Economy of Affection --
The Difference That Gender Makes (by Richa Nagar) --
Institutional/Structural Inequalities --
The Division of Labor --
Standardization of Time, Space, Measure, Value, and Money --
Limited Liability: The Origin and Nature of Corporations --
Accumulation on a Large Scale --
Natural Rights and Fairness --
Deep Ecology and Ecofeminism --
Views from the Core: Propagating Development --
Diffusionist and Economist Views of Development --
Early European Economic Theories --
Modernization Theory --
The Marginalist School --
Dualism and Core-Periphery Approaches --
Imperialism as Pioneer of Capitalism --
Neoliberalism and Sustainable Development --
Views from the Periphery: Encountering Development --
The Development of Underdevelopment --
Questioning Development / David Faust --
The World as Differentiated Resource --
Population Growth and the Demographic Transition --
The Malthusian Premise --
Ester Boserup Inverts Malthus --
Tracking the Demographic Transition --
Demographic Change in the Third World beyond Africa. Introduction --
The inevitability of differences --
Culture, kinship, and gender --
Institutional/structural inequalities --
Views from the core : propagating development --
Views from the periphery : encountering development --
Population growth and the demographic transition --
The atmospheric energy cycle and the hydrologic cycle --
The carbon cycle --
Soils, vegetation, pests, water, and agriculture --
The Earth's crust as a resource --
Disease and health --
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 --
Urbanization, migration, and spatial polarization within the periphery --
Transnational production --
Foreign branch plants and economic growth --
Money and global finance markets --
Borrowing money : aid, debt, and structural adjustment --
Tourism and development --
Toward a different world.
Responsibility: Philip W. Porter, Eric S. Sheppard.
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