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Allen, J. (2006) ‘Claiming connections: a distant world of sweatshops?’ in Barnett, C., Robinson, J. and Rose, G. (eds) A Demanding World, Milton Keynes, The Open University.
Barnes, D.K.A. (2002) ‘Invasions by marine life on plastic debris’, Nature, vol. 416, 25 April, pp. 808–9.
Barnett, C. (2006) ‘Reaching out: the demands of ci
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Prince William, Kate greet Canadians at barbecue
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Learning outcomes

After studying this unit you should be able to:

  • understand how the world is in the process of ‘being made’, right down to the earth beneath our feet;

  • consider how islands are shaped by a dynamic relationship between territories and flows;

  • show how human life is entangled with non-human forces and processes in the making of today's globalised world.

Introduction

The unit uses the example of climate change to highlight the dynamic and volatile character of the planet, and how globalisation links together, in often unequal ways, people and places across the world. The unit focuses on the potentially momentous impact of global environmental change on Pacific Islands like Tuvalu. It introduces students to geographical ways of thinking about the world.

This unit is an adapted extract from the Open University course
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References

Dickens, P. (1986) Global Shift: Industrual Change in a Turbulent World, London, Harper Row.
Harrison, A., Britton, T. and Swanson, A. (2004) Working Abroad: The Benefits Flowing from Nationals Working in Other Economies, Paris, OECD.
New Internationalist (2004a), ‘IMF / World Bank: the Facts’, March, no. 365.
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20110517 - Protein Prediction I - Protein Structure - Burkhard Rost
Course: Protein Prediction 1 - Protein Structure Speaker: Burkhard Rost Date: 20110517 Description:
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Mens op maat : De mens doorheen de geschiedenis
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Zestiental reproducties met verschillende voorstellingswijzen van de menselijke figuur doorheen de geschiedenis. Een achttal reproducties waarbij de menselijk figuur vlak is afgebeeld (2D) en een achttal reproducties van beeldhouwwerken (3D). …


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Koorts bij zuigeling
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Aan het eind van deze les kunnen de leerlingen koorts bij de zuigeling herkennen en correct verzorgen. Daarvoor wordt gewerkt met onder meer het onderwijsleergesprek, teksten uit het tijdschrift Brieven aan jonge ouders en een …


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Communicatie : Bundel
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Indeling:

  1. Wat is communicatie?
  2. Communicatieschema
  3. Taal
  4. Begrijpend lezen
  5. Communicatie ontstaat niet zomaar
  6. Communiceren is leven
  7. Praten met gebaren
  8. Praten met …


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Learning outcomes

After studying this unit you should be able to:

  • understand some of the key ways in which globalisation is shaping the world today;

  • give examples of how ideas of 'proximity' and 'distance' can be used to understand an increasingly demanding world;

  • illustrate the importance of recognising the liveliness of the natural world.

Introduction

This unit interrogates the idea of a globalised world by showing how inequalities in access to material wealth and expectations of lifestyle, which have been created historically between the US and Mexico, produces border tensions as Mexicans seek entry to the US to do jobs that resident American citizens will not undertake for the wages offered. It is particularly relevant currently in the context of debates about free trade and movement of workforce to where they could find work, and that
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5.3 Legal status and belonging

During the Second World War, Jewish refugees experienced great insecurity about their status, resulting in some cases in severe mental distress. Others ‘chafed at existing conditions. Indeed, most refugees felt they had become part of British Society’ (London, 2000, p. 262). Being naturalised as British citizens was for many ‘the milestone which established their settlement in Britain’ (London, 2000, p. 259).

Following the 2002 Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act,
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5.1 Post-structuralist perspectives: the production of social meaning

With the onset of the Second World War, because they came from Germany, Wolja and Lotte became ‘enemy aliens’ overnight, an identification they resisted. By contrast, both Victor and Françoise were viewed as ‘asylum seekers’. In all cases, their status derived from their country of origin. The discussion of gender and sexuality in Section 4 reveals a tension around the idea of citizenship as a status reflecting
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4.1 The context and significance of the historical moments under consideration

The two historical moments we are considering were not chosen arbitrarily; they are both significant times in the overall history of people seeking asylum in the UK. Some important relationships between them give us a starting point for looking at continuities and discontinuities in both policy and experience.

Firstly, Lotte and Wolja were admitted to the UK under the 1905 Aliens Act. This was the first fully implemented legal attempt to control the entry of ‘foreigners’ into t
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