Diversity Amid Globalization

Diversity Amid Globalization : World Regions, Environment, Development

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For undergraduate World Regional Geography courses, or for a courses on globalization or cultural diversity. Diversity Amid Globalization explicitly acknowledges the geographic changes in today's world by emphasizing both the homogenizing and diversifying forces inherent to the globalization process. This approach allows the authors to emphasize the interconnections that bind people and places together. The globalization approach challenges students to make critical comparisons between the regions of theworld in order to understand them more fully. Examples of the sorts of topics used to accomplish these goals include:The rise of Islamic fundamentalism in SW Asia. Aboriginal groups using high-technology tools to forge common political survival strategies. The economic and political integration of the European Union, contrasted with micronationalism and the factionalism in Europe. Ethnic diversification in the face of strong participation in the global assembly line in SE Asia. The globalization and localization of beer consumption and production in the United States and Canada.
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  • Hardback | 688 pages
  • 212 x 280 x 28mm | 1,719.13g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0131330462
  • 9780131330467

Table of contents

Brief Contents 1 Diversity Amid Globalization 2 The Changing Global Environment 3 North America 4 Latin America 5 The Caribbean 6 Sub-Saharan Africa 7 Southwest Asia and North Africa 8 Europe 9 The Russian Domain 1 Central Asia 11 East Asia 12 South Asia 13 Southeast Asia 14 Australia and Oceania ContentsPreface About the Authors Text Features/Pedagogy Teaching/Learning Package 1 Diversity Amid Globalization Diversity Amid Globalization: A Geography for the Twenty-first Century Converging Currents of Globalization Advocates and Critics of Globalization Diversity in a Globalizing World Geography Matters: Environments, Regions, Landscapes Human-Environment Interaction Areal Differentiation and Integration Regions Space into Place: The Cultural Landscape Scales: Global to Local Themes and Issues in World Regional Geography Population and Settlement: People on the Land Population Growth and Change The Demographic Transition Migration Patterns Settlement Geography Cultural Coherence and Diversity: The Geography of Tradition and Change Culture in a Globalizing World When Cultures Collide Language and Culture in Global Context A Geography of World Religions Geopolitical Framework: Fragmentation and Unity Global Terrorism Nation-states Centrifugal and Centripetal Forces Boundaries and Frontiers Colonialism and Decolonialization International and Supranational Organizations Economic and Social Development: The Geography of Wealth and Poverty More- and Less-Developed Countries Indicators of Economic Development Indicators of Social Development The Vision of Sustainable Development Setting the Boundaries: The Metageography of World Regions Geographic Tools: From Satellites to Shovels Global to Local: Is This Nebraska or India? The Globalization of Back-Office Jobs Cityscapes: Exploring the World's Urban Places 2 The Changing Global Environment Geology and Human Settlement: A Restless Earth Plate Tectonics Geologic Hazards: Earthquakes and Volcanoes Global Climates: An Uncertain Forecast Climatic Controls World Climate Regions Global Warming Water on Earth: A Scarce and Polluted Resource The Global Water Budget Flooding Human Impacts on Plants and Animals: The Globalization of Nature Biomes and Bioregions Tropical Forests and Savannas Deforestation in the Tropics Deserts and Grasslands Temperate Forests Food Resources: Environment, Diversity, Globalization Industrial and Traditional Agriculture The Green Revolution Problems and Projections Global to Local: Globalization, Trade Agreements, and the Environment Preserving Nature Through International Agreements: The Case of Antarctica Geographical Tools: Reconstructing Past Environments to Understand Global Change Local Voices: Via Campesina and Food Sovereignty 3 North America Environmental Geography: A Threatened Land of Plenty The Costs of Human Modification The Price of Affluence A Diverse Physical Setting Patterns of Climate and Vegetation Natural Processes and Natural Hazards Population and Settlement: Refashioning a Continental Landscape Modern Spatial and Demographic Patterns Occupying the Land North Americans on the Move Settlement Geographies: The Decentralized Metropolis Settlement Geographies: Rural North America Cultural Coherence and Diversity: Shifting Patterns of Pluralism The Roots of a Cultural Identity Peopling North America Culture and Place in North America Patterns of North American Religion The Globalization of American Culture Geopolitical Framework: Patterns of Dominance and Division Creating Political Space Continental Neighbors The Legacy of Federalism A Global Reach Economic and Social Development: Geographies of Abundance and Affluence An Abundant Resource Base Creating a Continental Economy North America and the Global Economy Persisting Social Issues Setting the Boundaries Local Voices: Romare Bearden and the Changing Black Experience Geographic Tools: Housing Affordability and the U.S. Census Cityscapes: Miami Geography in the Making: The Growing Global Presence of the U.S. Military Global to Local: The Pacific Northwest and the Global Economy 4 Latin America Environmental Geography: Neotropical Diversity Environmental Issues Facing Latin America Western Mountains and Eastern Shields River Basins and Lowlands Climate Population and Settlement: The Dominance of Cities The Latin American City Patterns of Rural Settlement Population Growth and Movements Patterns of Cultural Coherence and Diversity: Repopulating a Continent Demographic Collapse Patterns of Ethnicity and Culture The Global Reach of Latino Culture Geopolitical Framework:Redrawing the Map Iberian Conquest and Territorial Division Regional Organizations Economic and Social Development: Dependent Economic Growth Development Strategies Primary Export Dependency Latin America in the GlobalEconomy Social Development Setting the Boundaries Local to Global: Can Eco-Friendly Coffee Promote Biodiversity? Local Voices: Life in Rio de Janeiro's "City of God" Geographic Tools: Participatory Mapping Geography in the Making: The Competing Geographies of Free Trade Cityscapes: Life in the Streets of Ciudad Juarez 5 The Caribbean Environmental Geography: Paradise Undone Environmental Issues The Sea, Islands, and Rimland Climate and Vegetation Population and Settlement: Densely Settled Islands and Rimland Frontiers Demographic Trends The Rural-Urban Continuum Cultural Coherence and Diversity: A Neo-Africa in the Americas The Cultural Imprint of Colonialism Creating a Neo-Africa Creolization and Caribbean Identity Geopolitical Framework: Colonialism, Neo-Colonialism, and Independence Life in the "American Backyard" Independence and Integration Economic and Social Development: From Cane Fields to Cruise Ships From Fields to Factories and Resorts Social Development Setting the Boundaries Geographic Tools: Tracking Hurricanes Cityscapes: In the Streets of Havana Global to Local: The Caribbean Carnival Around the World Geography in the Making: Maroons Under Assault Local Voices: Fernando Mateo's Shuttle to Santo Domingo 6 Sub-Saharan Africa Environmental Geography: The Plateau Continent Africa's Environmental Issues Plateaus and Basins Climate and Vegetation Population and Settlement: Young and Restless Population Trends and Demographic Debates Patterns of Settlement and Land Use Urban Life Cultural Coherence and Diversity: Unity Through Adversity Language Patterns Religion Globalization and African Culture Geopolitical Framework: Legacies of Colonialism and Conflict Indigenous Kingdoms and European Encounters European Colonization Decolonization and Independence Enduring Political Conflict Economic and Social Development: The Struggle to Rebuild Roots of African Poverty Links to the World Economy Economic Differentiation Within Africa Measuring Social Development Women and Development Setting the Boundaries Local Voices: The Sound of Africa Geographic Tools: Mapping Risky Behavior to Fight HIV/AIDS Cityscapes: Accra in the Global Economy Geography in the Making: Darfur Undone Global to Local: The Used Clothing Trade 7 Southwest Asia and North Africa Environmental Geography: Life in a Fragile World Legacies of a Vulnerable Landscape Regional Landforms Patterns of Climate Population and Settlement: Changing Rural and Urban Worlds The Geography of Population Water and Life: Rural Settlement Patterns Many-Layered Landscapes: The Urban Imprint A Region on the Move Shifting Demographic Patterns Cultural Coherence and Diversity: Signatures of Complexity Patterns of Religion Geographies of Language Regional Cultures in Global Context Geopolitical Framework: Never-ending Tensions The Colonial Legacy Modern Geopolitical Issues An Uncertain Political Future Economic and Social Development: Lands of Wealth and Poverty The Geography of Fossil Fuels Regional Economic Patterns Issues of Social Development Global Economic Relationships Setting the Boundaries Geographic Tools: Assessing Earthquake Hazards in Turkey Cityscapes: Fez, Morocco Local Voices: The Egypt of Naguib Mahfouz Global to Local: The Marlboro Man Arrives in Istanbul Geography in the Making: The New Israeli Security Barrier 8 Europe Environmental Geography: Human Transformation of a Diverse Landscape Environmental Issues, Local and Global, East and West Landform and Landscape Regions Europe's Climates Seas, Rivers, Ports, and Coastline Settlement and Population: Slow Growth and Rapid Migration Natural Growth: Beyond the Demographic Transition Migration to and Within Europe The Geography of "Fortress Europe" The Landscapes of Urban Europe Cultural Coherence and Diversity: A Mosaic of Differences Geographies of Language Geographies of Religion, Past and Present European Culture in a Global Context Geopolitical Framework: A Dynamic Map Redrawing the Map of Europe Through War A Divided Europe, East and West The Balkans: Europe's Geopolitical Nightmare 354 Economic and Social Development: Integration and Transition Europe's Industrial Revolution Rebuilding Postwar Europe: Economic Integration in the West Economic Integration, Disintegration, and Transition in Eastern Europe Setting the Boundaries Geographic Tools: Landscape Restoration in England Cityscapes: Berlin Reinvents Itself for the Twenty-first Century Local Voices: Basque Separatism Geography in the Making: Terrorism in Europe Global to Local: Bananas, Beef, and U.S.-EU Trade Wars 9 The Russian Domain Environmental Geography: A Vast and Challenging Land A Devastated Environment A Diverse Physical Setting Population and Settlement: An Urban Domain Population Distribution Regional Migration Patterns Inside the Russian City The Demographic Crisis Cultural Coherence and Diversity: The Legacy of Slavic Dominance The Heritage of the Russian Empire Geographies of Language Geographies of Religion Russian Culture in Global Context Geopolitical Framework: Remnants of a Global Superpower Geopolitical Structure of the Former Soviet Union Current Geopolitical Setting The Shifting Global Setting Economic and Social Development: An Era of Ongoing Adjustment The Legacy of the Soviet Economy The Post-Soviet Economy Growing Economic Globalization Setting the Boundaries Geographic Tools: Mapping Russian Forests Cityscapes: St. Petersburg Local Voices: Exploring Russian Cultural Identity Geography in the Making: The Growing Isolation of Russian Kaliningrad Global to Local: The Tale of Two Siberias 10 Central Asia Environmental Geography: Steppes, Deserts, and Threatened Lakes of the Eurasian Heartland Destruction of the Aral Sea Other Environmental Issues Central Asia's Physical Regions Population and Settlement: Densely Settled Oases Amid Vacant Lands Highland Population and Subsistence Patterns Lowland Population and Subsistence Patterns Population Issues Urbanization in Central Asia Cultural Coherence and Diversity: A Meeting Ground of Disparate Traditions Historical Overview: An Indo-European Hearth? Contemporary Linguistic and Ethnic Geography Geography of Religion Central Asian Culture in Traditional and Global Contexts Geopolitical Framework: Political Reawakening in a Power Void Partitioning of the Steppes Central Asia Under Communist Rule 439 Current Geopolitical Tension International Dimensions of Central Asian Tension Economic and Social Development: Abundant Resources, Devastated Economies Economic Development in Central Asia Social Development in Central Asia Setting the Boundaries Geographic Tools: Remote Sensing, GIS, and the Tragedy of the Aral Sea Cityscapes: Life on the Streets of Samarkand Global to Local: Louisiana Oil Culture in Central Asia Geography in the Making: Preparing for Afghanistan's Presidential Election Local Voices: An Uzbek Militant Renounces Violence 11 East Asia Environmental Geography: Resource Pressures in a Crowded Land Flooding, Dam-Building, and Related Issues in China Other East Asian Environmental Problems East Asia's Physical Geography Population and Settlement: A Region of Crowded Basins Japanese Settlement and Agricultural Patterns Settlement and Agricultural Patterns in China, Taiwan, and Korea East Asian Agriculture and Resource Procurement in Global Context Urbanization in East Asia Cultural Coherence and Diversity: A Confucian Realm? Unifying Cultural Characteristics Religious Unity and Diversity in East Asia Linguistic and Ethnic Diversity in East Asia East Asian Cultures in Global Context The Geopolitical Framework and Its Evolution: The Imperial Legacies of China and Japan The Evolution of China The Rise of Japan Postwar Geopolitics The Global Dimension of East Asian Geopolitics Economic and Social Development: An Emerging Core of the Global Economy Japan's Economy and Society The Newly Industrialized Countries Chinese Development Social Conditions in China Setting the Boundaries Cityscapes: Life on the Streets of Tokyo Global to Local: Golden Arches East Geographic Tools: The East Asian Gazetteer and the Reconstruction of Historical Geography Geography in the Making: The North Korea Crisis Local Voices: China's Rural Poor and the Lure of the City 12 South Asia Environmental Geography: Diverse Landscapes, from Tropical Islands to Mountain Rim The Film Star and the Poacher King Environmental Issues of South Asia The Four Subregions of South Asia South Asia's Monsoon Climates Population and Settlement: The Demographic Dilemma The Geography of Family Planning Migration and the Settlement Landscape Agricultural Regions and Activities Urban South Asia Cultural Coherence and Diversity: A Common Heritage Rent by Religious Rivalries Origins of South Asian Civilizations The Caste System Contemporary Geographies of Religion Geographies of Language South Asians in a Global Cultural Context Geopolitical Framework: A Deeply Divided Region South Asia Before and After Independence in 1947 Ethnic Conflicts in South Asia International and Global Geopolitics Economy and Social Development: Burdened by Poverty South Asian Poverty Geographies of Economic Development Globalization and India's Economic Future Social Development Setting the Boundaries Geographic Tools: Survey Work on Contraceptive Use in West Bengal Cityscapes: Life on the Streets of Mumbai (Bombay) Local Voices: Appreciating and Resenting Globalization Geography in the Making: War in Waziristan Global to Local: Discreet Globalization in Channai 13 Southeast Asia Environmental Geography: A Once-Forested Region The Tragedy of the Karen The Deforestation of Southeast Asia Fires, Smoke, and Air Pollution Patterns of Physical Geography Population and Settlement: Subsistence, Migration, Cities Settlement and Agriculture Recent Demographic Change Urban Settlement Cultural Coherence and Diversity: A Meeting Ground of World Cultures The Introduction and Spread of Major Cultural Traditions Geography of Language and Ethnicity Southeast Asian Culture in Global Context Geopolitical Framework: War, Ethnic Strife, and Regional Cooperation Before European Colonialism The Colonial Era The Vietnam War and Its Aftermath Geopolitical Tension in Contemporary Southeast Asia International Dimensions of Southeast Asian Geopolitics Economic and Social Development: The Roller-Coaster Ride of Globalized Development Economic Leaders and Laggards Globalization and the Southeast Asian Economy Issues of Social Development Setting the Boundaries Geographic Tools: Statistical Comparisons and the Assessment of Philippine Deforestation Cityscapes: Metro Manila, Primate City of the Philippines Local Voices: Linguistic Politics in East Timor Geography in the Making: Political Upheavals in Burma (Myanmar) Global to Local: Village Poverty and the Global Maid Business in Indonesia 14 Australia and Oceania Environmental Geography: A Varied Natural and Human Habitat Environments at Risk Australian Environments New Zealand's Varied Landscape The Oceanic Realm Population and Settlement: A Diverse Cultural Landscape Contemporary Population Patterns Legacies of Human Occupancy Modern Settlement Landscapes Diverse Demographic Paths Cultural Coherence and Diversity: A Global Crossroads Multicultural Australia Patterns in New Zealand Mosaic of Pacific Cultures Geopolitical Framework: A Land of Fluid Boundaries Creating Geopolitical Space Persisting Geopolitical Tensions A Regional and Global Identity? Economic and Social Development: A Hard Path to Paradise Uncertain Avenues to Affluence The Global Economic Setting Enduring Social Challenges Setting the Boundaries Global to Local: Multinational Mining, Indigenous People, and Environment Damage in Papua New Guinea Geographic Tools: Fire Ecology and Management in Australia Cityscapes: Apia, Capital of Samoa Local Voices: Tuvalu Talks About Global Warming Geography in the Making: The Political Overtones of Australia-China Trade Glossary Index
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