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The World in a City

The World in a City

  • Author: Paul Anisef,C. Michael Lanphier
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 9780802084361
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 543
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Toronto is perhaps the most multicultural city in the world. The process of settlement and integration in modern-day Toronto is, however, more difficult for recent immigrants than it was for those newcomers arriving in previous decades. Many challenges face newly settled immigrants, top among them access to healthcare, education, employment, housing, and other economic and community services. The concept of social exclusion opens up promising ways to analyze the various challenges facing newcomers and The World in a City explores Toronto's ability to sustain a civic society. This collection of essays highlights why the need to pay more attention to certain at-risk groups, and the importance of adapting policy to fit the changing settlement and clustering patterns of newcomers is of crucial importance. The authors' findings demonstrate that there are many obstacles to providing opportunity for immigrants, low resource bases in particular. Toronto, they suggest, does not provide a level 'playing field' for its newly arrived inhabitants, and, in failing to recognize the particular needs of new communities, fails to ensure a growth that would be of immense benefit to the city as a whole.

The World in a City

The World in a City

Traveling the Globe Through the Neighborhoods of the New New York

  • Author: Joseph Berger
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books
  • ISBN: 0307493415
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 288
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“The whole world can be found in this city. . . .” –from the Preface Fifty years ago, New York City had only a handful of ethnic groups. Today, the whole world can be found within the city’s five boroughs–and celebrated New York Times reporter Joseph Berger sets out to discover it, bringing alive the sights, smells, tastes, and people of the globe while taking readers on an intimate tour of the world’s most cosmopolitan city. For urban enthusiasts and armchair explorers alike, The World in a City is a look at today’s polyglot and polychrome, cosmopolitan and culturally rich New York and the lessons it holds for the rest of the United States as immigration changes the face of the nation. With three out of five of the city’s residents either foreign-born or second-generation Americans, New York has become more than ever a collection of villages–virtually self-reliant hamlets, each exquisitely textured by its particular ethnicities, history, and politics. For the price of a subway ride, you can visit Ghana, the Philippines, Ecuador, Uzbekistan, and Bangladesh. As Berger shows us in this absorbing and enlightening tour, New York is an endlessly fascinating crossroads. Naturally, tears exist in this colorful social fabric: the controversy over Korean-language shop signs in tony Douglaston, Queens; the uneasy proximity of traditional cottages and new McMansions built by recently arrived Russian residents of Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn. Yet in spite of the tensions among neighbors, what Berger has found most miraculous about New York is how the city and its more than eight million denizens can adapt to–and even embrace–change like no other place on earth, from the former pushcart knish vendor on the Lower East Side who now caters to his customers via the Internet, to the recent émigrés from former Soviet republics to Brooklyn’s Brighton Beach and Midwood whose arrival saved New York’s furrier trade from certain extinction. Like the place it chronicles, The World in a City is an engaging hybrid. Blending elements of sociology, pop culture, and travel writing, this is the rare book that enlightens readers while imbuing them with the hope that even in this increasingly fractious and polarized world, we can indeed co-exist in harmony. From the Hardcover edition.

From World City to the World in One City

From World City to the World in One City

Liverpool Through Malay Lives

  • Author: Tim Bunnell
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118827732
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 304
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From World City to the World in One City examines changing geographies of Liverpool through and across the lives of Malay seamen who arrived in the city during its final years as a major imperial port. Draws upon life histories and memories of people who met at the Malay Club in Liverpool until its closure in 2007, to examine changing urban sites and landscapes as well as the city’s historically shifting constitutive connections In considering the historical presence of Malay seamen in Liverpool, draws attention to a group which has previously received only passing mention in historical and geographical studies of both that city, and of multi-ethnic Britain more widely Demonstrates that Liverpool-based Malay men sustained social connections with Southeast Asia long before scholars began to use terms such as ‘globalization’ or ‘transnationalism’ Based on a diverse range of empirical data, including interviews with members of the Malay Club in Liverpool and interviews in Southeast Asia, as well as archival and secondary sources Accessibly-written for non-academic audiences interested in the history and urban social geography of Liverpool

The World in a City

The World in a City

Multiethnic Radicalism in Early Twentieth-century Los Angeles

  • Author: David M. Struthers
  • Publisher: Working Class in American Hist
  • ISBN: 9780252084256
  • Category: History
  • Page: 296
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A massive population shift transformed Los Angeles in the first decades of the twentieth century. Americans from across the country relocated to the city even as an unprecedented transnational migration brought people from Asia, Europe, and Mexico. Together, these newcomers forged a multiethnic alliance of anarchists, labor unions, and leftists dedicated to challenging capitalism, racism, and often the state. David M. Struthers draws on the anarchist concept of affinity to explore the radicalism of Los Angeles's interracial working class from 1900 to 1930. Uneven economic development created precarious employment and living conditions for laborers. The resulting worker mobility led to coalitions that, inevitably, remained short lived. As Struthers shows, affinity helps us understand how individual cooperative actions shaped and reshaped these alliances. It also reveals social practices of resistance that are often too unstructured or episodic for historians to capture. What emerges is an untold history of Los Angeles and a revolutionary movement that, through myriad successes and failures, produced powerful examples of racial cooperation.

Falconcity of Wonders

Falconcity of Wonders

The World In A City

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Susmit Dey
  • ISBN: N.A
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Falconcity of Wonders stands on 41 million square feet of land featuring a falcon with its wings spread out symbolizing the emblem of UAE – a symbol of the country‟s heritage and culture. The development features apartments and villas, as well as a shopping mall located at the head of the falcon, representing its mane. The mall will be unique in its architecture, and its strategic location near Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road will make it easily accesible to the shopaholics of Dubai and Falconcity of Wonders residents. In addition, there will be other commercial facilities, educational and recreational areas, such as parks, clubs, restaurants and hotels located throughout the development for the convenience of the residents.

Music for a City Music for the World

Music for a City Music for the World

100 Years with the San Francisco Symphony

  • Author: Larry Rothe
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books
  • ISBN: 1452110247
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 272
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In Music for a City, Music for the World, Larry Rothe shares how the San Francisco Bay Area's love of music, rooted in the Gold Rush, gave birth to a Grammy-winning and internationally acclaimed orchestra. Released in time for the San Francisco Symphony's celebration of its 100th anniversary, this definitive history replete with hundreds of archival photos and images gives readers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into one of the world's foremost orchestras and, in so doing, illuminates the cultural life of a city.

Geography rectified; or, a description of the world in all its kingdoms, provinces, countries, ... their ... names, ... customs, etc. Illustrated, enlarged, etc

Geography rectified; or, a description of the world in all its kingdoms, provinces, countries, ... their ... names, ... customs, etc. Illustrated, enlarged, etc

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
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The World in a Classroom

The World in a Classroom

Language in Education in Britain and Canada

  • Author: Edwards, Viv,Angela Redfern
  • Publisher: Multilingual Matters
  • ISBN: 9781853591587
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 120
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A comparative study of how British and Canadian schools have responded in recent decades to the needs of multilingual populations. In particular, it examines language policies, the teaching of English, classroom responses to linguistic and cultural diversity, and community/heritage language teaching.

Can a City Be Sustainable? (State of the World)

Can a City Be Sustainable? (State of the World)

  • Author: Worldwatch Institute
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • ISBN: 1610917553
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 447
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"Cities are the world's future. Today, more than half of the global population lives in urban areas, and that number is expected to double by 2050. There is no question that cities are growing; the only debate is over how they will grow. Will we invest in the physical and social infrastructure necessary for livable, equitable, and sustainable cities? In the latest edition of State of the World, the flagship publication of the Worldwatch Institute, experts from around the globe examine the core principles of sustainable urbanism and profile cities that are putting these principles into practice. From Portland, Oregon to Ahmedabad, India, local people are acting to improve their cities, even when national efforts are stalled. Issues examined range from the nitty-gritty of handling waste and developing public transportation to civic participation and navigating dysfunctional government. Throughout, readers discover the most pressing challenges facing communities and the most promising solutions currently being developed. The result is a snapshot of cities today and a vision for global urban sustainability tomorrow."-- Back cover.

Discovering the World of Geography, Grades 4 - 5

Discovering the World of Geography, Grades 4 - 5

Includes Selected National Geography Standards

  • Author: Myrl Shireman
  • Publisher: Mark Twain Media
  • ISBN: 1580372279
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 128
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Includes activities that develop the knowledge and skills that address the National Geography Standards. The student pages can be reproduced for classroom use.

Pariser Tagebuch 1942-1944

Pariser Tagebuch 1942-1944

  • Author: Hélène Berr
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783596035953
  • Category:
  • Page: 208
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The Epic City

The Epic City

The World on the Streets of Calcutta

  • Author: Kushanava Choudhury
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 163557157X
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 272
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Shortlisted for the 2018 Ondaatje Prize Shortlisted for the Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year A masterful and entirely fresh portrait of great hopes and dashed dreams in a mythical city from a major new literary voice. Everything that could possibly be wrong with a city was wrong with Calcutta. When Kushanava Choudhury arrived in New Jersey at the age of twelve, he had already migrated halfway around the world four times. After graduating from Princeton, he moved back to the world which his immigrant parents had abandoned, to a city built between a river and a swamp, where the moisture-drenched air swarms with mosquitos after sundown. Once the capital of the British Raj, and then India's industrial and cultural hub, by 2001 Calcutta was clearly past its prime. Why, his relatives beseeched him, had he returned? Surely, he could have moved to Delhi, Bombay or Bangalore, where a new Golden Age of consumption was being born. Yet fifteen million people still lived in Calcutta. Working for the Statesman, its leading English newspaper, Kushanava Choudhury found the streets of his childhood unchanged by time. Shouting hawkers still overran the footpaths, fish-sellers squatted on bazaar floors; politics still meant barricades and bus burnings, while Communist ministers travelled in motorcades. Sifting through the chaos for the stories that never make the papers, Kushanava Choudhury paints a soulful, compelling portrait of the everyday lives that make Calcutta. Written with humanity, wit and insight, The Epic City is an unforgettable depiction of an era, and a city which is a world unto itself.

The Liverpool Cookbook

The Liverpool Cookbook

A Taste of the World in One City

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Spotlight Poets
  • ISBN: 9781906802493
  • Category: Cooking
  • Page: 223
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You know what Liverpool sounds like - now discover what it tastes like. With big-name chefs like Marco Pierre White and Jamie Oliver opening new venues in the area, Merseyside is fast becoming the food capital of the North. The Liverpool Cookbook has all the ingredients of a modern recipe book, but serves up so much more, whetting the appetite with a real taste of the vibrancy that has shaped the city as a diverse multi-cultural hotpot of flavours. Featuring recipes from the city's finest talents, including Paul Heathcote, Liz McClarnon - Celebrity Masterchef Champion 2008, TV chef Simon Rimmer and Paul Askew of The London Carriage Works - as well as a delicious signature pudding from Marco Pierre White himself - there are dishes for every palate. From the farmers' markets, generations of potted shrimpers, and Europe's oldest Chinese community, to Michelin-starred chefs, chocolatiers and the feeders of princes and prime ministers, this book is a culinary celebration of the world in one city. With over 100 recipes, plus cooking tips and stunning photography, this book is a must for anyone who loves food - and loves Liverpool.

The World of Yesterday's Humanist Today

The World of Yesterday's Humanist Today

Proceedings of the Stefan Zweig Symposium

  • Author: Stefan Zweig Symposium (1981: Fredonia, N.Y.)
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 9780873955997
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 357
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France (1837) was the third volume published in Cooper's Gleanings in Europe series, but first in the chronology of his European experience. Less sequential than his other travel narratives, France distills his impressions of French and European culture during his first two years abroad. Exhibiting many qualities of the familiar essay, it considers a wide range of topics of interest to Cooper, his friends, and potential readers in the United States. As a celebrity thoroughly at home in the brilliant society of Bourbon Paris, Cooper was able to provide fascinating glimpses of personalities, spectacles, institutions, and manners--from his distinctly American perspective. Indeed, as Professor Philbrick remarks, "No other of Cooper's works, perhaps, brings us closer to his speaking voice or puts us more directly in contact with the man himself, with all his idiosyncratic preoccupations, his quick resentments, his restless curiosity, his surprising humor, and his nobility of principle." The reader of this edition is brought even closer to Cooper in the draft of a hitherto unpublished letter, probably intended for this book, which illustrates Cooper's grasp of the still finer points of French customs and attitudes.

A History of the World in 100 Objects

A History of the World in 100 Objects

  • Author: Neil MacGregor
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141966831
  • Category: History
  • Page: 640
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This book takes a dramatically original approach to the history of humanity, using objects which previous civilisations have left behind them, often accidentally, as prisms through which we can explore past worlds and the lives of the men and women who lived in them. The book's range is enormous. It begins with one of the earliest surviving objects made by human hands, a chopping tool from the Olduvai gorge in Africa, and ends with an object from the 21st century which represents the world we live in today. Neil MacGregor's aim is not simply to describe these remarkable things, but to show us their significance - how a stone pillar tells us about a great Indian emperor preaching tolerance to his people, how Spanish pieces of eight tell us about the beginning of a global currency or how an early Victorian tea-set tells us about the impact of empire. Each chapter immerses the reader in a past civilisation accompanied by an exceptionally well-informed guide. Seen through this lens, history is a kaleidoscope - shifting, interconnected, constantly surprising, and shaping our world today in ways that most of us have never imagined. An intellectual and visual feast, it is one of the most engrossing and unusual history books published in years.

Creation of the World or Globalization, The

Creation of the World or Globalization, The

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 0791480518
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Geographical Dictionary Of The World In The Early 20th Century With Pronouncing Gazetteer (in 2 Vos.)

Geographical Dictionary Of The World In The Early 20th Century With Pronouncing Gazetteer (in 2 Vos.)

  • Author: Moonis Raza
  • Publisher: Concept Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 9788172680114
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