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Food Anxiety in Globalising Vietnam

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ISBN: 9789811307423 Year: Pages: 330 Seiten Language: English
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Grant: Austrian Science Fund - PUB 506
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Based on empirical research, this book focuses on the ambivalences and contraditions of eating in Vietnam. Against the background of an emerging consumer society and the globalisation of the agro-food system, eating becomes centre stage for people’s bodily integrity, social differentiation, identity projects as well as a lynchpin for national and international food policies.

Sustainable Water Management and Wetland Restoration Strategies in Northern China

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ISBN: 9788860460691 9788860461094 Year: Pages: 242 Language: English
Publisher: bu,press
Subject: Environmental Sciences
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This book depicts the results of a research project in northern China, where an international and interdisciplinary team of researchers from Italy, Germany and China has applied a broad range of methodology in order to answer basic and applied research questions and derive comprehensive recommendations for sustainable water management and wetland restoration. The project primarily focused on ecosystem services, e.g. the purification of water and biomass production. In particular, the ecosystem function and use of reed (Phragmites australis) and the perception as well as the value of water as a resource for Central Asia's multicultural societies was analysed.

Auf der Jagd nach der Sonne

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Book Series: Studien zur Politischen Soziologie ISBN: 9783845296975 Year: Volume: 36 Pages: 629 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5771/9783845296975 Language: de
Publisher: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG
Subject: Political Science
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This book analyses the portrayal of nuclear power in Japanese journalism and the factors that influence it. Combining a field theoretical approach to journalism with frame analysis on different levels of the communication process, the author argues that the nuclear industry in Japan used its financial power to form a ‘pro-nuclear civil society’ and that this frame sponsorship is the reason for the relatively positive portrayal of nuclear power in Japan until 2011. After ‘Fukushima’, journalistic autonomy in this domain increased and journalism became a driving force of change in nuclear policy. At the same time, the field of journalism became polarised because its more heteronomous parts remained integrated into the ‘pro-nuclear civil society’. This book offers a new perspective on the Japanese media and journalism in Japan, emphasising heterogeneity and change in contrast to previous research, which focused on press clubs as institutions of pervasive media control.

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