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Practising Imperialism

Gerry Kearns

in Geopolitics and Empire: The Legacy of Halford Mackinder

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199230112
eISBN:
9780191696411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230112.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter describes Mackinder's imperialist adventure in the Heartland itself. In 1919, the British government sent him to South Russia, the very area he had identified as pivotal for the future ... More


Conservative Geopolitics

Gerry Kearns

in Geopolitics and Empire: The Legacy of Halford Mackinder

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199230112
eISBN:
9780191696411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230112.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter draws together aspects of Mackinder's geopolitics echoed in modern debates. Although there is little evidence that all of the authors cited have read Mackinder's work, there remains the ... More


Why Climate-Change Skeptics Are Wrong

Kristin Shrader-Frechette

in What Will Work: Fighting Climate Change with Renewable Energy, Not Nuclear Power

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794638
eISBN:
9780199919277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794638.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 1 begins by stressing the severity of climate change (CC) and showing how, contrary to popular belief, atomic energy is not a viable solution to ... More


Revival Cinema: ‘Other’ Singaporeans in (An)other Singapore

Edna Lim

in Celluloid Singapore: Cinema, Performance and the National

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474402880
eISBN:
9781474444613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402880.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter argues that films of the revival engage the national through a relational force of counter-performative strategies present in the narrative, film style, use of language such as Singlish, ... More


Singapore Cinema in Singapore

Edna Lim

in Celluloid Singapore: Cinema, Performance and the National

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474402880
eISBN:
9781474444613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402880.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

By way of conclusion, this last chapter discusses current developments in Singapore cinema through recent films like Ilo Ilo (Anthony Chen, 2013), Meeting the Giant (Tay Ping Hui, 2014) and To ... More


The “Heartland” Woodland Settlement System: Cultural Traditions and Resolving Key Puzzles

A. Martin Byers

in Hopewell Settlement Patterns, Subsistence, and Symbolic Landscapes

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034553
eISBN:
9780813039190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034553.003.0011
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter uses the vehicle of analyzing and critiquing Berle Clay's Woodland “Heartland” model to introduce to the archaeological community a more powerful consideration of the concepts of ... More


Science and Potemkin Science

James Lawrence Powell

in The Inquisition of Climate Science

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157193
eISBN:
9780231527842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157193.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter describes two separate conferences that illustrate the distance between the scientists and the deniers on the issue of global warming. In December 2008, during the American Geophysical ... More


Toxic Tanks

James Lawrence Powell

in The Inquisition of Climate Science

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157193
eISBN:
9780231527842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157193.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter focuses on global warming denier organizations. One of the first organizations to deny global warming was the Global Climate Coalition (GCC). Created in 1989, the GCC operated from the ... More


An Industry to Trust

James Lawrence Powell

in The Inquisition of Climate Science

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157193
eISBN:
9780231527842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157193.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter discusses ExxonMobil Corporation's funding of the industry of denial. Between 1998 and 2005, the company gave $16 million to more than forty organizations that deny global warming. The ... More


Introduction: Heartland North, Heartland South

Linda Allegro and Andrew Grant Wood

in Latin American Migrations to the U.S. Heartland: Changing Social Landscapes in Middle America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037665
eISBN:
9780252094927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037665.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This introductory chapter begins by discussing the significant growth in the increased the number of Latin American migrants to the U.S. Heartland (Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Arkansas, Missouri, and ... More


Mexicans in the United States: A Longer View

Andrew Grant Wood

in Latin American Migrations to the U.S. Heartland: Changing Social Landscapes in Middle America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037665
eISBN:
9780252094927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037665.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter relays in broad terms the long history of European American settlement and subsequent Latin American migration—particularly undertaken by Mexicans—to the U.S. Heartland. It gives ... More


Genesis of an Idea

John Scott Watson

in Prairie Crossing: Creating an American Conservation Community

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039867
eISBN:
9780252097973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039867.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines the intellectual seeds that led to the idea of the Prairie Crossing. It first describes the nature of the Prairie Crossing land before it was transformed by the industrial and ... More


Risk Perception and Probability

Sara E. Gorman and Jack M. Gorman

in Denying to the Grave: Why We Ignore the Facts That Will Save Us

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199396603
eISBN:
9780197563007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199396603.003.0010
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

Each day, when you take your morning shower, you face a 1 in 1,000 chance of serious injury or even death from a fall. You might at first think that each time you get into the shower your chance of ... More


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