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Living With Floods In A Mobile Southeast Asia

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This volume contributes to a better understanding of the relationship between migration, vulnerability and resilience associated with flooding across diverse environmental, social and policy contexts in Southeast Asia. It challenges simple analyses of flooding as a singular driver of migration, and instead considers the ways in which floods figure in migration-based livelihoods and amongst already mobile populations.

The book sets out a conceptual framework based on a 'mobile political ecology' in which particular attention is paid to the multi-dimensionality, temporalities and geographies of vulnerability. Rather than simply emphasizing the capacities (or lack thereof) of individuals and households, the focus is on identifying factors that instigate, manage and perpetuate vulnerable populations and places: these include the socio-political dynamics of floods, flood hazards and risky environments, migration and migrant-based livelihoods, and the policy environments through which all of these take shape.

The book is organised around a series of tightly-argued empirical case studies from countries in the ASEAN region, where lives are marked by mobility and by floods associated with the region's monsoonal climate. Specifically, these include Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. Together, the chapters highlight critical policy questions around the governance of migration, institutionalized disaster response strategies and broader development agendas.


Taryn Simon: A Living Man Declared Dead

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A significant and extensive book on a major new body of work by the American artist Taryn Simon. Taryn Simon: A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters, I-XVIII was produced over a four-year period (2008-2011), during which Simon travelled the world researching and recording bloodlines and their related stories. In each of the eighteen "chapters" that make up the work, the external forces of territory, power, circumstance, or religion collide with the internal forces of psychological and physical inheritance. Her subjects feuding families in Brazil, victims of genocide in Bosnia, the first woman to hijack an aircraft, and the living dead in India. Her collection is at once cohesive and arbitrary, mapping the relationships among chance, blood, and other components of fate. This volume accompanies the exhibitions at Tate Modern, London (May 2011), Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin (September 2011), and the Museum of Modern Art, New York (May-September 2012).


Res Making A Living

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Volume editorial board Eric Vanhaute (Ghent University, Belgium), Isabelle Devos (Ghent University, Belgium), Thijs Lambrecht (Ghent University, Belgium) (directors) Gerard Beaur (CNRS/EHESS, France), Georg Fertig (University of Munster, Germany), Carl-Johan Gadd (University of Gothenburg, Sweden), Erwin Karel (University of Groningen, The Netherlands), Michael Limberger (Ghent University, Belgium), Richard Paping (University of Groningen, The Netherlands), Phillipp Schofield (Aberystwyth University, Wales UK). The central issue in this volume is the relation and the interaction between production, reproduction and labour in rural societies. The main questions concern the way in which resources became available to the rural family and to its members, and the strategies which were employed to generate these resources. The goal is to interpret household formation and the economic behaviour of its members within the context of the structural features of the regional social agro-system. Two sets of research questions structure the chapters in this book. The first set evaluates the impact of these processes on the family as a unit (of reproduction and production) and the relationships between its members (internal family relations). These issues are essentially dealt with from a socio-demographic perspective. The second set of questions aims to understand how families adapted their behaviour to changing social and economic circumstances. These topics are studied from a predominantly socio-economic perspective.


A Rebel's Recollections

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A Rebel's Recollections is a southerner's retrospective on the Civil War. George Cary Eggleston was a Virginian and fought in the Army of Northern Virginia.


Supported Living - Jodi's Journey Moves On

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Supported Living - Jodi's Journey Moves On With an increasing number of disabled, handicapped and special needs adolescents and young adults choosing to live independently, this book is an example of how successful supported living and inclusion can be. Written for 8 - 10 year olds, this educational books addresses the real life experiences of three young adults with different disabilities who share a house together. One of them is my son. Through the voice of Flippin, the fly-on-the-wall, this book gives an insight into what life skills can be achieved with the right support. It aims to educate younger readers about caring for a disabled person, general disability acceptance, and focuses on what the boys can do, rather than what they can't. Containing common sense advice woven into the story about safety in the kitchen, garden and work place, this disability book is both educational and informative. "Supported Living - Jodi's Journey Moves On is a look at autism from a unique perspective - that of a fly on the wall. We walk through life with Jodi and his friends as they show that just because they are differently abled, that doesn't mean they can't experience life to the fullest. Through the eyes of Flippin' the Fly, we tag along as Jodi attends woodworking class, learns to cook, and takes care of the garden. Though Flippin' brings an unusual perspective to the story, Jodi and his friends are clearly the stars of the show! This book was written in such a way that older children can gain an understanding of what it might be like to live with a disability. However, it is a great read for adults as well. As the parent of a child with autism, I related to Jodi's story on a personal level. Anyone who knows a person with a disability should read this book. It sheds new light on the idea that different is "extra-ordinary" ." ID Johnson author of The Journey to Normal: Our Family's Life with Autism



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