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Landscapes of the Kruger National Park  [cached]
W. P. D Gertenbach
Koedoe : African Protected Area Conservation and Science , 1983, DOI: 10.4102/koedoe.v26i1.591
Abstract: Knowledge on the abiotic and biotic components of the Kruger National Park (KNP) system has increased to such an extent, that it was possible to zonate the KNP into landscapes. A landscape was defined as an area with a specific geomorphology, climate, soil and vegetation pattern together with the associated fauna. On this basis 35 landscapes were identified and described in terms of the components mentioned in the definition. The objective of classification is that future management should be based on these landscapes. Relevant management considerations may change, but the landscape a@ a basic functional unit should not be negotiable.
Landscapes in the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park, South Africa  [cached]
Margaretha W. van Rooyen,Noel van Rooyen,Jacobus du P. Bothma,Hendrik M. van den Berg
Koedoe : African Protected Area Conservation and Science , 2008, DOI: 10.4102/koedoe.v50i1.154
Abstract: A landscape map of the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park is presented. Mapping is at a finer scale than previous vegetation and habitat maps for the same area. The landscapes were grouped into seven large classes and a total of 20 landscapes were mapped. A description of the terrain morphology, soil and vegetation of each landscape is provided. Landscapes that are focal points for the large animals of the region include the calcrete outcrops, riverbeds and pans. These landscapes cover only about 10% of the total area of the region. This map can be used as basis for park planning, management, research and other applications.
Space of Transit, Place of Memory: Ma’abarah and Literary Landscapes of Arab Jews  [cached]
Piera Rossetto
Quest : Issues in Contemporary Jewish History. , 2012,
Abstract: The Sifrut ha-ma’abarah (transit camp literature) represents a narrative space where contemporary Israeli authors of Middle Eastern origin tell the stories forgotten, considered insignificant, and often repressed of the “oriental Jews” (Mizra im), who emigrated to Israel from North Africa and the Middle East during the 1950’s and the 1960’s.After a brief historical introduction on the ma’abarot (transit camps), I aim to unravel the experience of the ma’abarah as a “place of memory” and a “narrative place.” My reflections are based on the concept of “space/place” as conveyed from a human geography perspective. In this framework, I suggest different “literary declensions” through which ma’abarah might be interpreted, and in particular as a narrative place of defiance, resistance, and exile.
The Kruger National Park - An Introduction
S.C.J. Joubert
Koedoe : African Protected Area Conservation and Science , 1986, DOI: 10.4102/koedoe.v29i1.516
Abstract: The salient features of the Kruger National Park, Republic of South Africa, are presented. The natural attributes of the area are discussed, its developmental history as a conservation area presented while an overview is given of managerial strategies, tourism and administration.
Communicative Lands, Community Landscapes
Katharine Temple von Stackelberg
The Brock Review , 2011,
Abstract: Introduction to "Communicative Lands, Community Landscapes" issue.
The National Literary Canon in the Field of Tension Between Aesthetic and Ideological Principles. The Estonian Case with Indications to the Comparative Perspectives
Marja Unt
Interlitteraria , 2013, DOI: 10.12697/il.2013.18.1.06
Abstract: The article is an attempt to outline some problems regarding the literary and non-literary factors which are at work in the formation of the canon. The central example used in this analysis is the interactions between aesthetic and ideological principles in the treatments of Estonian literature of the Soviet period. As this example shows, these principles intertwine on many levels – from interpretation of single texts to the factors constituting the understanding of literary history and the literary canon – which makes the interactions of different principles a complicated sphere indicating the need for reviewing the national canons in the comparative context and especially for further comparative studies of the literatures that share a similar historical experience from the 20th century.
Globalizing Literary History  [cached]
John Neubauer
Interlitteraria , 2013, DOI: 10.12697/il.2013.18.1.01
Abstract: In the last decades, national and transnational literary histories have continued to take different approaches. The typical new national literary histories have discarded the teleology of grand narratives by chopping up the chronological line into individual essays on specific subjects, each attached to a single date. They compensate for the temporal disintegration with a cultural broadening of literature’s scope and occasional international references. The transnational counter trend has been producing regional histories (of Latin America, East-Central Europe, the Iberian Peninsula and Scandinavia), a history of literature in the European languages sponsored by the ICLA, and schemes for global approaches. Moving towards globalization poses the problem of coordinating vast and divergent empirical information. Two suggestions may help moving towards global perspectives: 1) replace the traditional period concepts with landmarks based on the introduction of new writing technologies, and 2) conceive of literary and cultural history as a sequence of adaptations. The latter may offer opportunities to interlink culture and biology.
Ulusal Repertuar inde eviri Yaz n n Yeri ve nemi = The importance of Literary Translation in National Repertoire  [cached]
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Dogus University Journal , 2000,
Abstract: The aim of this paper is to explain what national repertoire is and to delineate the interaction of the components that form it, which results in globalization. To achieve this aim, each component such as literature and literary translation has been defined and their interaction has been exemplified by the changes in Turkish literature. Finally, the contribution of these components to globalization and the importance of globalization in the new millenium have been emphasized.
The Swiss National Research Programme “Landscapes and habitats of the Alpine Arc”
Bernard Lehmann,Paul Messerli
Revue de Géographie Alpine , 2009, DOI: 10.4000/rga.344
Abstract: The aim of the Swiss National Research Programmes is to carry out scientific research to identify, analyse and “find solutions” to problems that are perceived by the scientific and political communities as a national challenge. This article, which deals with landscape resources in the Swiss Alpine arc, shows the stages and measures taken in managing such programmes. The article focuses on the objectives and questions underlying the research, the integration of knowledge acquired and the ways results are used in the political sphere. Les Programmes Nationaux de la Recherche (PNR) du Fonds National Suisse ont pour but d’engager la recherche scientifique pour identifier, analyser et résoudre des problèmes qui sont per us par les milieux scientifiques et/ou politiques comme un défi national. Le cas particulier décrit dans l’article montre les étapes et mesures prises dans la gestion d’un tel programme, qui s’occupe des ressources paysagères de l’arc alpin suisse. L’accent est mis sur les objectifs et questions qui ont lancé la recherche, l’intégration des connaissances produites et la valorisation des résultats sur le plan politique.
Sustainable consumption in national context: an introduction to the symposium
Maurie J. Cohen
Sustainability : Science, Practice and Policy , 2005,
Abstract: International institutions over the past decade have begun to emphasize the need to reduce the environmental impacts of heavily consumerist lifestyles in affluent nations as a precondition for sustainable development. Originally outlined in Agenda 21, and discussed at the 1992 Rio Earth Summit, sustainable consumption has now emerged as a definable domain of global environmental politics. At the level of high environmental politics, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) have played key roles in reframing environmental deterioration as a consumption problem, rather than a production problem. However, within specific national contexts policymakers and social activists are seeking to engage with the difficult conceptual and political dilemmas posed by contemporary modes of material provisioning. This introductory overview highlights the historical background on the nascent issue of sustainable consumption and summarizes the three comparative case studies that follow: the Netherlands, France, and the United States. The experiences of these countries suggest that the concept of sustainable consumption is quite malleable, and its practical application is shaped by the political culture and policy styles of specific national contexts.
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