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This article discusses the impacts of railways on islands, and of islands on railways. It
argues that railways constitute a development logic that may work well on sprawling
mainlands with industrialised economies and large enough populations residing in highdensity
clusters but they are...
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The pursuit of nissology, or island studies, calls for a re-centering of focus from mainland to island, away from the discourse of conquest of mainlanders, giving voice and platform for the expression of island narratives. Yet, studying islands ‘on their own terms’, in spite of its pred...
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Sand has become such a powerful visual, emotive and experiential component of tourism. This essay ventures an ontological explanation for the Western world’s acquired and now gripping fascination with this particularly mundane material, and its robust current connection with the tourism industry. ...
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How well do the brands and branding exercises of specific 'island products' connect with the brand of 'the Island' on which they are based? This paper adopts a sweeping 'island studies' global perspective in addressing this question. Given that they are already heavily themed places, we should n...
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Twelve papers resulting from the initial phase of the North Atlantic Islands Programme, which culminated in the North Atlantic Forum '98 conference in Charlottetown in September 1998, study six islands or island groups--Aland, Faroes, Iceland, Isle of Man, Newfoundland, and Prince Edward Island...
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This article first considers the significance of historical experience in academic studies, including postcolonial studies, concluding with Jane M. Jacobs that “the structures of power that gave rise to empire live on in a more disorganised fashion.” They live on in an organized way, too, in tha...
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Most subnational (and mainly island) jurisdictions around the world today are actively conspiring in the dogged pursuit of protracted and extended colonial relationships—what is referred to as “upside down decolonization”—rather than aspiring to full independence. Various metropolitan powers...
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A global review of islands and their connections with astronomy throughout
history up to the contemporary times suggests eight compelling, distinct yet interlocking
reasons why islands have been and remain so important to astronomy and astronomers.
Islands constitute favourable locations...