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Main Title A world of difference : encountering and contesting development /
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Sheppard, Eric S.
Publisher Guilford Press,
Year Published 2009
OCLC Number 299710278
ISBN 9781606232620; 1606232622; 9781606232637; 1606232630
Subjects Geography ; Economic development ; Sustainable development ; Ausbeutung--(DE-588)4003677-7 ; Internationalisierung--(DE-588)4162106-2 ; Ungleicher Tausch--(DE-588)4244488-3 ; Wirtschaftliche Abhängigkeit--(DE-588)4121927-2 ; Entwicklungsländer--(DE-588)4014954-7 ; Industriestaaten--(DE-588)4026840-8 ; Geographie ; Entwicklungsèokonomie ; Sozioèokonomischer Wandel ; Regionale Disparität
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ELBM  G116.W67 2009 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 05/02/2016
Edition 2nd ed.
Collation xix, 665 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 27 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 609-642) and index.
Contents Notes
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. "Widely regarded as the authoritative text on development geography, this volume examines the nature and causes of global inequality and critically analyzes contemporary approaches to economic development across the third world"--Back cover.