Catfish and Mandala
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Catfish and Mandala


  • Author: Andrew X. Pham
  • Release Date : 2010-04-01
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • File Size: 930363 Bytes


A Vietnamese Bicycle Days by a stunning new voice in American letters.Andrew X. Pham dreamed of becoming a writer. Born in Vietnam and raised in California, he held technical jobs at United Airlines-and always carried a letter of resignation in his briefcase. His father had been a POW of the Vietcong; his family came to America as "boat people." His sister committed suicide, prompting Andrew to quit his job. He sold all of his possessions and embarked on a year-long bicycle journey that took him through the Mexican desert, where he was treated as a bueno hermano, a "good brother"; around a thousand-mile loop from Narita to Kyoto in Japan; and, after five months and 2,357 miles, to Saigon, where he finds "nothing familiar in the bombed-out darkness." ...

Reflections on the Cultural Landscape: Conflicting Results in the American Production of Space.

Reflections on the Cultural Landscape: Conflicting Results in the American Production of Space.


  • Author: Journal of the Southwest
  • Release Date : 2003-03-22
  • Genre: Social Science
  • File Size: 209907 Bytes


What we enjoy about the early-nineteenth-century American landscape is the ease with which it can be read and interpreted. The farm stands in the midst of its fields and clearly reveals its degree of prosperity and contentment. Each church has a white steeple; each public square has a monument; each field its fence; each straight road its destination. It is a landscape of rectangular fields, green woodlands, white houses, and red brick towns. It is like a luminous painting: vivid, carefully composed, appealing to the emotions, and reassuringly stable. Yet it did not last for long. --John B. Jackson, Discovering the Vernacular Landscape (1984)...

Resilience and the Cultural Landscape

Resilience and the Cultural Landscape


  • Author : Tobias Plieninger
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-10-18
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107020788


Resilience and the Cultural Landscape Book Description :

Combines the 'resilience' and 'cultural landscape' approaches to develop a new perspective on analysing and managing landscape changes....

Waterways and the Cultural Landscape

Waterways and the Cultural Landscape


  • Author : Francesco Vallerani
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-09-11
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781315398440


Waterways and the Cultural Landscape Book Description :

Water control and management have been fundamental to the building of human civilisation. In Europe, the regulation of major rivers, the digging of canals and the wetland reclamation schemes from the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries, generated new typologies of waterscapes with significant implications for the people who resided within them. This book explores the role of waterways as a form of heritage, culture and sense of place and the potential of this to underpin the development of cultural tourism. With a multidisciplinary approach across the social sciences and humanities, chapters explore how the control and management of water flows are among some of the most significant human activities to transform the natural environment. Based upon a we...

Cultural Landscapes and Environmental Change

Cultural Landscapes and Environmental Change


  • Author : Lesley Head
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-09-25
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317835967


Cultural Landscapes and Environmental Change Book Description :

Cultural landscapes are usually understood within physical geography as those transformed by human action. As human influence on the earth increases, advances in palaeocological reconstruction have also allowed for new interpretations of the evidence for the earliest human impacts on the environment. It is essential that such evidence is examined in the context of modern trends in social sciences and humanities. This stimulating new book argues that convergence of the two approaches can provide a more holistic understanding of long-term physical and human processes. Split into two major sections, this book attempts to bridge the gap between the sciences and humanities. The first section, provides an analysis of the methodological tools employed in ex...

21st Century Geography

21st Century Geography


  • Author : Joseph P. Stoltman
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2011-10-20
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781412974646


21st Century Geography Book Description :

This is a theoretical and practical guide on how to undertake and navigate advanced research in the arts, humanities and social sciences....

The Cultural Landscape   Heritage Paradox

The Cultural Landscape Heritage Paradox


  • Author : Tom Bloemers
  • Publisher : Amsterdam University Press
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9789089641557


The Cultural Landscape Heritage Paradox Book Description :

The basic problem is to what extent we can know past and mainly invisible landscapes, and how we can use this still hidden knowledge for actual sustainable management of landscape's cultural and historical values. It has also been acknowledged that heritage management is increasingly about 'the management of future change rather than simply protection'. This presents us with a paradox: to preserve our historic environment, we have to collaborate with those who wish to transform it and, in order to apply our expert knowledge, we have to make it suitable for policy and society. The answer presented by the Protection and Development of the Dutch Archaeological-Historical Landscape programme (pdl/bbo) is an integrative landscape approach which applies in...

Cultural Landscape Transaction and Values of Nupe Community in Central Nigeria

Cultural Landscape Transaction and Values of Nupe Community in Central Nigeria


  • Author : Isa Bala Muhammad
  • Publisher : Vernon Press
  • Release Date : 2019-01-15
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781622733477


Cultural Landscape Transaction and Values of Nupe Community in Central Nigeria Book Description :

The book provides readers with insights on how cultural landscapes are conceptualised under two major realms of tangible and intangible values as exemplified in this study of a rural Nupe community in central Nigeria. Equally important are the people-space and place relationship which results in a sense of place. The cultural values of communities are a product of both natural as well as the social setting which begins with the family. Accordingly, this book showcases how the concept of family structure shapes the architecture of the domestic space. Similarly, it also exemplifies how tangible and intangible cultural values are constituted within the domestic space as well as the entire cultural landscape. The uniqueness of this book is on the empiric...

A Guide to Cultural Landscape Reports  Contents  Process  and Techniques

A Guide to Cultural Landscape Reports Contents Process and Techniques


  • Author :
  • Publisher : Government Printing Office
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Cultural landscapes
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0160428394


A Guide to Cultural Landscape Reports Contents Process and Techniques Book Description :

Addresses the role of the Cultural Landscape Report (CLR) in managing cultural landscapes in the national park system. Includes 16 technical documents that provide information about preparing a CLR. L.C. card 98-3267. 17 books, sold as a set. By Robert R. Page, et al. Related Products: 2011 Event Planner: National Historic Landmarks; Annual National Historic Landmarks Photo Contest (Calendar) is available here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/024-005-01283-4 The Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties With Guidelines for the Treatment of Cultural Landscapes is available here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/024-005-01291-5 Guide to Cultural Landscapes: Lines 15 And 16 is available here: https://boo...

Landscapes

Landscapes


  • Author : Hilary P.M. Winchester
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-10-29
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317888536


Landscapes Book Description :

First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Boy Culture  An Encyclopedia  2 volumes

Boy Culture An Encyclopedia 2 volumes


  • Author : Shirley R. Steinberg
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2010-06-17
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780313350818


Boy Culture An Encyclopedia 2 volumes Book Description :

In this two-volume set, a series of expert contributors look at what it means to be a boy growing up in North America, with entries covering everything from toys and games, friends and family, and psychological and social development. • 166 entries on specific aspects of boyhood life in North America today, ranging from boy-centered toys, games, and media to issues of masculinity and confusing notions of manhood • Expert contributors from a variety of academic and professional disciplines, providing insight into a range of issues related to the lives of North American boys • Bibliographic listings of works cited and further reading in print and online • A comprehensive index...