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Combining theoretical and empirical research with global case studies, this innovative book examines the complex relationships between social (in)equality, community well-being and quality of life centred on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 10. Insightful and forward-thinking, it explores strategies for fostering strong communities, focusing on the importance of social connections, shared resources and a sense of belonging.

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Signs and Cities

This book outlines the future of semiotic research in the study of urban spaces, with chapters authored by leading scholars in the field. It offers thought-provoking explanations of semiotic theory, methodology and applications with the goal of exploring recently developed approaches to the interpretive aspects of urban space. This title contains one or more Open Access chapters.

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Working and Living in New Territories

The digitalization of work processes and the generalization of IT are creating unprecedented opportunities. An increasing part of the workforce is experimenting with new forms of work, as freelancers, self-employed or highly skilled employees with greater autonomy. International in scope, this book comprehensively explores these new models of work, mobility and life trajectories, and the increasing role of non-metropolitan coworking spaces.

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A Multidisciplinary Approach

Spatial Inequalities and Wellbeing represents a timely and seminal contribution to the literature tackling one of the most crucial concerns of modern times: the rise of inequalities and its far-reaching implications for individual wellbeing. Taking a multidisciplinary perspective, the book highlights the different types and sources of inequalities and identifies opportunities for policy action to tackle various inequalities at once.

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Proposing and demonstrating the ways in which we need to rethink urban green spaces as cities, societies and environments evolve, renowned scholar Cecil C. Konijnendijk explores urban green spaces as essential parts of cities. Chapters offer a comprehensive look at how their roles have changed over time and will continue to do so, moving from their conventional purpose as areas for recreation to become spaces contributing to climate adaptation, biodiversity conservation and economic development.

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Over the last four decades, China has witnessed dramatic economic growth, transforming into an economic powerhouse with considerable consequences for its rural regions. In this timely book, Guy M. Robinson adeptly navigates the principal elements, key events and significant changes of the transformation of China’s countryside.

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Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives

This cutting-edge book presents a unique focus on nationalism and migration, exploring the relationship between these two concepts in countries throughout the world. Combining theoretical and empirical discussions from a range of disciplinary perspectives, the book interrogates the consequences of nationalism for migration in the 21st century.

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Reframing and Rescaling Societal Challenges

This timely book offers an integrated and pragmatic approach to understanding recovery from all types of shock. Whilst particular focus is given to identifying and exploring various aspects of recovering societies in the context of COVID-19, Pandemic Recovery? is framed with a wider appreciation of other societal challenges, most notably anthropogenic climate change.

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This highly prescient Research Agenda critically examines the delicate intersection of peace and tourism and proposes further research in order to explore how tourism may contribute to peace or, conversely, hinder the peacebuilding efforts of destinations in conflict. Chapters discuss tourism as a peace-builder, the acceptance of dark tourism, a gender approach to peace through tourism, and corporate social responsibility as a contributor to peace in conflict-ridden situations.

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Insights from Remote and Peripheral Areas
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Looking beyond urban immigration, this ground-breaking book explores how immigrants can become a part of local communities in remote regions. Contributors argue that immigrant integration is place-dependent, and develop new theories, methodologies, and policies that address the specific dynamics of immigration to peripheral areas.

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