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The 6th Eviction
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Renters play an important role as policy actors in urban structure. This text calls for a closer examination of renters as policy actors in Kitsilano, Vancouver, a gentrified neighbourhood with a critical housing shortage. AFFORDABLE-HOUSING INITIATIVES AND RENTERS’ RIGHTS artwork courtesy of Graham White.

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Cultural Geography
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British Columbia/Yukon Open Authoring Platform
Author:
Cheryl-lee Madden
Date Added:
07/11/2021
British Columbia in a Global Context
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Over the course of four days in June, 2014, five faculty members from across British Columbia supported by a facilitator, librarian, researcher, illustrator, programmer, and instructional designer created this book. This involved drawing on our own research, teaching, and experience and working with the team to put it all together into an accessible online format.

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Cultural Geography
Material Type:
Textbook
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BCcampus
Author:
Geography Open Textbook Collective
Date Added:
06/01/2020
The Cause and Consequence of Human Trafficking: Human Rights Violations
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This text, The Cause and Consequence of Human Trafficking: Human Rights Violations, is intended to convey the importance of understanding how the violation of human rights is a cause and consequence of human trafficking.

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Cultural Geography
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Textbook
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The Ohio State University Pressbooks
Author:
Jacquelyn C.A. Meshelemiah
Raven E. Lynch
Date Added:
03/28/2020
China's Magical Creatures
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The origin of this book is in conversations I had over the years with several colleagues in the field of Sinology (the study of history, literature and culture of traditional China). The course title did not only attract the attention of the students, but also of people who would like to teach this material, and asked me for the syllabus and even suggested I write a textbook. What meets the eye at first is a set of chapters written by the students who took the course in Spring 2019. The students are not experts at China, they do not know Chinese and thus had to rely on English-language materials available to them through our library and my personal collection. Many are at the start of their journey of learning to write for their college-level peers.

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World History
Cultural Geography
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Textbook
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Muhlenberg College
Author:
Tineke D'Haeseleer
Date Added:
09/04/2020
Citoyennes
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Ce livre propose les portraits de 31 femmes de différents pays et de différentes époques qui ont un point commun : elles se sont engagées à un moment de leur vie pour transformer la société dans laquelle elles vivaient, dans l’espoir de la rendre plus vivable, plus juste, plus équitable, plus libre.

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Cultural Geography
Gender Studies
Sociology
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Textbook
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Science et Bien Commun
Author:
Collectif d'écriture sous la direction de Florence Piron
Date Added:
10/23/2020
Citoyennes de la Terre
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Comment s’engager dans des actions en faveur de la vie et du bien commun en cette période marquée par des problèmes d’envergure planétaire tels que le réchauffement climatique, la pollution accrue, l’acidification des océans ou les menaces sur la biodiversité? Des gouvernements tentent tant bien que mal de s’entendre pour agir.

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Cultural Geography
Sociology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Science et Bien Commun
Author:
Collectif d'écriture sous la direction de Florence Piron
Date Added:
03/09/2020
Critical Filipinx American Histories and their Artifacts
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The contents of this online book were created by Prof. Rick Bonus and his students as a final project for a course on “Critical Filipinx American Histories” in the Fall quarter of 2019 at the University of Washington, Seattle campus. In collaboration with the UW Libraries, the UW Burke Museum, and the UW Department of American Ethnic Studies, this book explores and reflects on the relationships between Filipinx American histories and selected artifacts at the Burke Museum. It is a class project that was made possible by the Allen Open Textbook Grant.

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U.S. History
Cultural Geography
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Textbook
Provider:
University of Washington Libraries
Author:
Rick Bonus
UW AAS 360 2019 Students
Date Added:
08/13/2020
Dictionnaire panafricain pluriversel et plurilingue des changements climatiques
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Ce dictionnaire a été d’abord pensé pour répondre aux besoins de formation des équipes internationales du projet Yanayi[1], qui vise la co-création d’une base internationale de données ouvertes qualitatives sur les changements climatiques tels que vécus, observés, analysés et combattus par des aînés et des aînées d’Afrique francophone subsaharienne et d’Haïti et racontés à des étudiants et étudiantes affilié-e-s à 10 boutiques des sciences et des savoirs.Cet ambitieux et énorme projet ne pourra avancer que s’il repose sur la collaboration de nombreux participants et nombreuses participantes.Il est possible de : se proposer pour rédiger une entrée qui est encore disponible, c’est-à-dire qui apparaît dans la table des matières du Dictionnaire; proposer une entrée qui est absente du dictionnaire, avec ou sans texte; proposer ses services pour traduire des entrées dans des langues africaines; réviser et compléter une entrée; réviser les références bibliographiques et la qualité linguistique des entrées. L’adresse mail de contact est reseauliraj@gmail.com. Merci d’y envoyer toutes vos questions ou propositions.

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Cultural Geography
Linguistics
Material Type:
Textbook
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Science et Bien Commun
Author:
Collectif international
Date Added:
07/19/2021
Haïtiennes
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Il y a des femmes qui ont marqué et marquent encore la vie sociale, politique et culturelle d’Haïti : des femmes scientifiques, journalistes, militantes féministes, défenseures des droits humains, politiciennes, écrivaines…

Subject:
Cultural Geography
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Science et Bien Commun
Author:
Collectif d'écriture sous la direction de Ricarson Dorcé et Emilie Tremblay et Dorcé
Ricarson et al.
Date Added:
03/09/2020
Historical and Contemporary Realities: Movement Towards Reconciliation
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The idea behind the creation of this open textbook is twofold. First, it is written as a resource for educators to teach students about the Indigenous historical significance of the lands encompassing the Robinson-Huron Treaty area and more specifically the Greater Sudbury and Manitoulin area. Secondly, through the use of interactive mapping strategies, the textbook will serve as a guide for educators to develop a similar resource to document Indigenous stories from their own areas.

Subject:
History
Cultural Geography
Material Type:
Textbook
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eCampusOntario
Author:
Bettina Brockerhoff-Macdonald
Susan Manitowabi
Date Added:
03/09/2020
Introduction to Human Geography - 2nd Edition
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Geography is a diverse discipline that has some sort of connection to most every other academic discipline. This connection is the spatial perspective, which essentially means if a phenomenon can be mapped, it has some kind of relationship to geography. Studying the entire world is a fascinating subject, and geographical knowledge is fundamental to a competent understanding of our world. In this chapter, you will learn what geography is as well as some of the fundamental concepts that underpin the discipline. These fundamental terms and concepts will be interwoven throughout the text, so a sound understanding of these topics is critical as you delve deeper into the chapters that follow.

Subject:
Cultural Geography
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University System of Georgia
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Galileo Open Learning Materials
Author:
David Dorrell
Joseph P. Henderson
Date Added:
02/14/2022
Introduction to World Regional Geography
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The discipline of geography bridges the social sciences with the physical sciences and can provide a framework for understanding our world. By studying geography, we can begin to understand the relationships and common factors that tie our human community together. The world is undergoing globalization on a massive scale as a result of the rapid transfer of information and technology and the growth of modes of transportation and communication. The more we understand our world, the better prepared we will be to address the issues that confront our future. There are many approaches to studying world geography. This textbook takes a regional approach and focuses on themes that illustrate the globalization process, which in turn assists us in better understanding our global community and its current affairs.

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Cultural Geography
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
R. Adam Dastrup
Date Added:
11/10/2020
Knowing Home: Braiding Indigenous Science with Western Science, Book 1
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Knowing Home attempts to capture the creative vision of Indigenous scientific knowledge and technology that is derived from an ecology of a home place. The traditional wisdom component of Indigenous Science—the values and ways of decision-making—assists humans in their relationship with each other, the land and water, and all of creation. Indigenous perspectives have the potential to give insight and guidance to the kind of environmental ethics and deep understanding that we must gain as we attempt to solve the increasingly complex problems of the 21st century.

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Cultural Geography
Sociology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
British Columbia/Yukon Open Authoring Platform
Author:
Edited by Gloria Snively
Wanosts'a7 Lorna Williams
Date Added:
06/01/2020
Knowing Home: Braiding Indigenous Science with Western Science, Book 2
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Knowing Home attempts to capture the creative vision of Indigenous scientific knowledge and technology that is derived from an ecology of a home place. The traditional wisdom component of Indigenous Science—the values and ways of decision-making—assists humans in their relationship with each other, the land and water, and all of creation. Indigenous perspectives have the potential to give insight and guidance to the kind of environmental ethics and deep understanding that we must gain as we attempt to solve the increasingly complex problems of the 21st century.

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Cultural Geography
Sociology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
eCampusOntario
Author:
Edited by Gloria Snively
Wanosts'a7 Lorna Williams
Date Added:
03/09/2020
Mapping, Society, and Technology
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This book is about how to read, use, and create maps. Our exploration of maps will be informed by a contextual understanding of how maps reflect the relationship between society and technology, and how mapping is an essential form of scientific and artistic inquiry. We will also explore how mapping is used to address a variety of societal issues, such as land use planning and political gerrymandering. You will gain insight into the technical underpinnings of mapping as a science approach, complement on-going interest and activities, or provide an applied focus for research or policy.

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Cultural Geography
Material Type:
Textbook
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University of Minnesota
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University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing
Author:
Steven Manson
Date Added:
01/01/2017
Postliberation Eritrea
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This collection of essays is derived from the special issue of Africa Today 60 (Winter 2013) which focused on Postliberation Eritrea and the challenges of the country's strategy of nation-state formation in an era marked by global flows.

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Cultural Geography
Material Type:
Reading
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Indiana University
Author:
Amanda Poole
Asefaw Bariagaber
Dan Connell
David M. Bozzini
Gaim Kibreab
Georgia Cole
Jennifer Riggan
Magnus Treiber
Michael Woldemariam
Milena Belloni
Tekle Mariam Woldemikael
Victoria Bernal
Date Added:
03/09/2020
UN Sustainable Development Goals Open Pedagogy Fellowship – Simple Book Publishing
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The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG) Open Pedagogy Fellowship Toolkit is meant as a resource for both instructors and institutions. Within this resource, readers will find examples of a wide variety of openly-licensed renewable assignments that can be assigned and applied to a variety of subject areas and disciplines. Of course, each assignment speaks directly to at least one UN SDG. Beyond that, this resource also serves as a guide for institutions who wish to adopt and adapt this program by bringing it to their home institution.

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Government/Political Science and Law
Cultural Geography
Economics
Sociology
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Emily Bogusch
Josie Milliken
Julie Lazzara
Kathy Dunster
Mary Beth Johnson Mitchell Tropin
Mary E
Rajiv Jhangiani
Robin Derosa
Urooj Nizami
Vedham Karpakakunjaram
Date Added:
07/20/2022
World Regional Geography
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Rather than present students with a broad, novice-level introduction to geography, emphasizing places and vocabulary terms, this text approaches geography as experts understand the discipline, focusing on connections and an in-depth understanding of core themes. This thematic approach, informed by pedagogical research, provides students with an introduction to thinking geographically. Instead of repeating the same several themes each chapter, this text emphasizes depth over breadth by arranging each chapter around a central theme and then exploring that theme in detail as it applies to the particular region. In addition, while chapters are designed to stand alone and be rearranged or eliminated at the instructor's discretion, the theme of globalization and inequality unites all of the regions discussed. This core focus enables students to draw connections between regions and to better understand the interconnectedness of our world. Furthermore, the focus on both globalization and inequality helps demonstrate the real-world application of the concepts discussed. Colonialism, for instance, rather than a historical relict, becomes a force that has shaped geography and informs social justice. This thematic approach is also intended to facilitate active learning and would be suitable for a flipped or team-based learning-style course since it more easily integrates case studies and higher-order thinking than the traditional model.

Subject:
Cultural Geography
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Caitlin Finlayson
Date Added:
02/14/2022
World Regional Geography
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Rather than present students with a broad, novice-level introduction to geography, emphasizing places and vocabulary terms, this text approaches geography as experts understand the discipline, focusing on connections and an in-depth understanding of core themes. This thematic approach, informed by pedagogical research, provides students with an introduction to thinking geographically. Instead of repeating the same several themes each chapter, this text emphasizes depth over breadth by arranging each chapter around a central theme and then exploring that theme in detail as it applies to the particular region. In addition, while chapters are designed to stand alone and be rearranged or eliminated at the instructor's discretion, the theme of globalization and inequality unites all of the regions discussed. This core focus enables students to draw connections between regions and to better understand the interconnectedness of our world. Furthermore, the focus on both globalization and inequality helps demonstrate the real-world application of the concepts discussed. Colonialism, for instance, rather than a historical relict, becomes a force that has shaped geography and informs social justice. This thematic approach is also intended to facilitate active learning and would be suitable for a flipped or team-based learning-style course since it more easily integrates case studies and higher-order thinking than the traditional model.

Each chapter begins with a list of learning objectives. This text was written with the backward course design model in mind and the content of each chapter was structured around these learning objectives. Because of this backward design focus, the length of each chapter is considerably shorter than most traditional textbooks. The intention is for the instructor to supplement the text with problems, case studies, and news articles and to use the text as a springboard for discussing deeper issues. The chapters are written in an accessible style, often addressing the student directly, and the author's voice has intentionally tried to remain present in the text. Following the Washington Post's gender-inclusive style guide, the singular they is intentionally used throughout the text. Rhetorical questions are also used to help students reflect on concepts and to encourage them to dig deeper and consider concepts from different perspectives.

Subject:
Cultural Geography
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Caitlin Finlayson
Date Added:
11/10/2020