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Contested Mediterranean Spaces free pdf The contributors in this volume, which is inspired and dedicated to Charles Tilly, deal with the manner in which particular Mediterranean spaces (at regional, state, and neighbourhood levels) are being reconfigured in the light of struggles over rights, resources and identities. Political processes driven from the 'top' (of state and municipal political hierarchies, for example) and processes of resistance from the 'bottom' (in the shape of environmental movements, popular artistic and decorative events and expressions, for example) are described in such a way that challenge any simple assumption about the nature and constitution of political power in the region. Our authors have approached their field sites from the viewpoint of an intellectual tradition generated by Charles Tilly and others: a tradition that we might term in shorthand the political economy of cultural geography. From this viewpoint the contested reworking and renegotiation of Mediterranean spaces and political landscapes becomes a matter not only of the activities and rhetorical/bureaucratic announcements from state or EU authorities, but also of the increasingly potent agency of a variety of other actors and institutions. These include environmental activists in Malta, cultural entrepreneurs in Crete, producers of posters and graffiti in Beirut, as well as globally affiliated cross border social and political interest groups mobilising in the streets and communities of Ciutat de Mallorca, Bethlehem, Ferrara, and Istanbul and, from there across the region and beyond.

About Maria Kousis

Maria Kousis is Professor of Sociology (Development and Environment) at the University of Crete. Her publications include a two volume special issue of American Behavioral Scientist on Mediterranean Political Processes in Historical-Comparative Perspective (with Charles Tilly and Roberto Franzosi, 2008), Economic and Political Contention in Comparative Perspective (with Charles Tilly, 2005), Environmental Politics in Southern Europe: Actors, Institutions, and Discourses in a Europeanizing Society (with Klaus Eder, 2001), as well as articles in social movement and environment journals- they focus on Mediterranean and Southern European regions. She has coordinated or participated as partner in European Commission projects including EuroMed Heritage II, Environment and Climate Research Programme, and the 6th EU Framework Programme for Research and Technology. Tom Selwyn is Professorial Research Associate at the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS, University of London) where he teaches the Anthropology of Travel and Tourism. His publications include The Tourist Image (1996), (with Jeremy Boissevain) Contesting the Foreshore (2004), (with Julie Scott) Thinking Through Tourism (2010) and many journal articles and book chapters on tourism, development, and the Mediterranean. He has directed/co-directed projects (in the MED-CAMPUS, MEDHERITAGE, and TEMPUS Programmes) for the European Commission in the Mediterranean region, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Palestine. He is Honorary Librarian and Council member of the Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI) and was awarded the RAI's Lucy Mair Medal in 2009. David Clark completed his doctoral work at London Metropolitan University and has undertaken research on community organisation in Nairobi, housing and employment of ethnic minorities in Britain, Jewish museums in Europe. His current research interests include a study of European expatriates in Crete. He is on the editorial committee of Exiled Writers Ink, a magazine devoted to the writings of refugee writers currently living in Britain and elsewhere in Europe. He teaches part-time at London Metropolitan University.

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Author : Maria Kousis
Publisher : Berghahn Books
Data Published : 30 September 2010
ISBN : 0857451324
EAN : 9780857451323
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 364 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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