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This paper tackles the issue of educational development from a somewhat different, and still under-explored, perspective: that of human resource management (HRM). This paper argues that small territories have, often blindly, accepted an 'industrial relations' (IR) framework that is much more at home...
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This book is a pioneering investigation of the tourism practices in the world's other, cold water, islands. Located in extreme latitudes and subject to extreme weather conditions, these islands have been developing their tourism appeal in manners that appear sustainable. They present themselves in i...
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The objective was to examine the applicability of the value theory approach in delineating prestige classes in 6 Indian villages & to compare the stratification structures thus obtained in terms of their substantive value & social meaningfulness. A major hypothesis was that stratification st...
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Not sun, sea, sand but ice, isolation, indigenous people: the critical exploration of extreme tourism in cold water locations has barely started. Cold water island locations tend to have harsh, pristine and fragile natural environments, characterized by wide open spaces. They become contexts for an ...
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Discusses tourism as an extension of the commodification of modern social life under capitalism. Commodifcation is viewed as an all-pervasive characteristic of modern capitalism, involving commodity production & exchange, the mass manipulation of commodity sign, & the standardization of prod...
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Rev. of Islands of women and Amazons: representations and realities, by Batya Weinbaum
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In the past, study of the ecological aspect of the community has ranged from a somewhat superficial treatment of the spatial patterning of a locality to a depth analysis of its ecological structuring & related processes. The present study takes an intermediate position. Study of the ecological a...
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This article attempts to contribute to the on-going discussion regarding the 'future of sociology & social theory' by suggesting that classical & contemporary social theories have yet to provide satisfactory accounts of the emotional components of human society. Following a discussion of how...
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Responds to comments by Nicholas Gane & by John Scott on this author's article 'Towards an Emotionally Conscious Social Theory' (all, 2005). While the ongoing debate over the future of social theory is heartening, it is striking nonetheless that neither Gane nor Scott engaged with the empirical ...
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Islands are the challenging targets of a global pursuit in the closing of gaps, their distinct geography so far having seemingly eluded and mocked both human ingenuity and terra firma. This article seeks to deconstruct the concept of the bridge as more than just a value-free symbol of inexorable tec...
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Population, employment and economic capacity continue to concentrate in and around large urban centres. If geography (measured as proximity to large centres of population) increasingly matters in the knowledge economy, then there may be no future for periphery locations. This paper critically review...
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This article discusses the relationship of Malta with the European Union in the light of Malta's status as an example of a 'nationless state'. The article first develops the relevance of this under-researched concept by locating it within the discussion of postcolonial, small island nationalism. It ...
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