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Local autonomy in a subnational jurisdiction is more likely to be gained, secured or enhanced where there are palpable movements or political parties agitating for independence in these smaller territories. A closer look at the fortunes, operations and dynamics of independence parties from subnation...
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What are the strategies, modalities and aspirations of island-based, stateless nationalist and regionalist parties in the twenty-first century? Political independence is now easier to achieve, even by the smallest of territories; yet, it is not so likely to be pursued with any vigour by the world's ...
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Contending and competing geographies are often implicitly involved in archipelagic spaces. Various small island states and territories with multi-island geographies have flourishing tourism industries that presuppose an archipelagic experience: visitors are encouraged to explore and sample different...
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An introduction to the April 2013 issue of the journal "Cultural Geographies" is presented.
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Certain limitations arise from the persistent consideration of two common relations of islands in the humanities and social sciences: land and sea, and island and continent/mainland. What remains largely absent or silent are ways of being, knowing and doing—ontologies, epistemologies and methods...
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Rev.of the book Tourism, Magic and Modernity: Cultivating the Human Garden, by David Picard.
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The article reviews the books "Islands: From Atlantis to Zanzibar," by Steven Roger Fischer and "Islands and Britishness: A Global Perspective," edited by Jodie Matthews and Daniel Travers
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Islands – especially small ones – are now, unwittingly, the objects of what may be the most lavish, global and consistent branding exercise in human history. This paper draws on a post-structuralist perspective to propose an understanding of “the island lure” by disentangling and unpacking f...
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Rev. of The Non-independent Territories of the Caribbean and Pacific: Continuity or Change? by Peter Clegg and David Killingray
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Purpose – This paper aims to conceptualize and illustrate how some island societies – in spite of their apparent openness, vibrant tourist economies and generally welcoming disposition – develop exclusionary attitudes to a range of immigrants, resulting in effective limits to their much vaunte...
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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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Islands are sites of innovative conceptualizations, whether of nature or human enterprise,
whether virtual or real. The study of islands on their own terms today enjoys a growing
and wide-ranging recognition. This paper celebrates the launch of Island Studies Journal
in the conte...
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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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