Routledge Handbook of Tennis Robert J. Lake 2019-02-05 Tennis is one of the world’s most popular sports, as levels of participation and spectatorship demonstrate. Moreover, tennis has always been one of the world’s most significant sports, expressing crucial fractures of social class, gender, sexuality, race and ethnicity - both on and off court. This is the first book to undertake a survey of the historical and socio-cultural sweep of tennis, exploring key themes from governance, development and social inclusion to national identity and the role of the media. It is presented in three parts: historical developments; culture and representations; and politics and social issues, and features contributions by leading tennis scholars from North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. The most authoritative book published to date on the history, culture and politics of tennis, this is an essential reference for any course or program examining the history, sociology, politics or culture of sport.
Even More Stories and Lessons on Feng Shui Joey Yap 2008-07-01 The third follow-up to Joey Yap’s bestselling Stories and Lessons series explores even more interesting accounts and witty anecdotes to present a casual and light-hearted approach to Chinese Metaphysics. From Feng Shui to Date Selection, and from cracking the BaZi of a famous author to analysing the opening dates of Hollywood blockbusters; no particular terrain is off limits to Joey. What You`ll Learn: •The issues and concerns surrounding the practice of the ancient art of Feng Shui in modern times •A 'behind-the-scenes' look at a typical Feng Shui audit for the home •Simple ways to get started in the practice of Feng Shui application •An explanation of the power and effectiveness of proper Date Selection
Tourism Business Frontiers Dimitrios Buhalis 2006-08-11 As the global tourism industry continues to expand and to become more complex, it is vital that those in the industry are equipped with a thorough knowledge of all topics involved. New Tourism Consumers Products and Industry: Present and Future Issues provides this comprehensive coverage and more. Written by a team of globally renowned thinkers and researchers, it not only provides a brief historical overview of tourism, but delves deeper, to discuss emerging trends, consumer types and looks at the way the industry itself is changing and developing. It provides the manager of tomorrow with the ability to look beyond normal planning horizons and identify potential opportunities from these changes. New Tourism Consumers Products and Industry: Present and Future Issues is part of a two part set with its companion text, Tourism Dynamics, Challenges and Tools: Present and Future Issues which takes the reader on a logical progression to look at issues relating to the external environment in which the tourism industry functions. Both texts thereby provide the reader with a complete set of tools and knowledge recognise the key areas of growth and change, and the ability to use the new tools and technologies available to develop them and maximise business potential.
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Cities of the Middle East and North Africa Michael Dumper 2007 The first work to offer 5,000 years of authoritative historical coverage of ancient and modern cities in the Middle East and North Africa—from their founding to the present—highlighting each city's cultural, social, political, and economic significance. * Coverage of 100 ancient and modern cities in the Middle East and North Africa * 19 academic contributors from this region as well as from Europe and the United States * Annotated timeline locating cities within their historical and imperial contexts * 44 illustrations including the Venetian fortifications of Nicosia, the ziggurat in Ur, and the Silk Market in Cairo * 8 maps including an overview map of all the cities listed in the book and sub-regional maps to clarify their location
An Offer She Can't Refuse Emma Darcy 2012-03-01 Magazines regularly devote gossip column inches to Greek magnate Ari Zavros, and the new supermodel gracing his arm—and his bed—each week. Tina Savalas is nothing like Ari's usual playmates, but this ordinary girl hides the most scandalous secret of all: four years ago her passionate fling with Ari left her pregnant…. Her bombshell revealed, Ari can see only one solution—the innocent Tina is perfect for the role of Good Greek Wife…and it seems marriage into the Zavros family isn't a choice—it's a command!
After the Sheikhs Christopher Davidson 2013-10-01 The Gulf monarchies (Saudi Arabia and its five smaller neighbours: the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, and Bahrain) have long been governed by highly autocratic and seemingly anachronistic regimes. Yet despite bloody conflicts on their doorsteps, fast-growing populations, and powerful modernising and globalising forces impacting on their largely conservative societies, they have demonstrated remarkable resilience. Obituaries for these traditional monarchies have frequently been penned, but even now these absolutist, almost medieval, entities still appear to pose the same conundrum as before: in the wake of the 2011 Arab Spring and the fall of incumbent presidents in Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya, the apparently steadfast Gulf monarchies have, at first glance, re-affirmed their status as the Middle East s only real bastions of stability. In this book, however, noted Gulf expert Christopher Davidson contends that the collapse of these kings, emirs, and sultans is going to happen, and was always going to. While the revolutionary movements in North Africa, Syria, and Yemen will undeniably serve as important, if indirect, catalysts for the coming upheaval, many of the same socio-economic pressures that were building up in the Arab republics are now also very much present in the Gulf monarchies. It is now no longer a matter of if but when the West s steadfast allies fall. This is a bold claim to make but Davidson, who accurately forecast the economic turmoil that afflicted Dubai in 2009, has an enviable record in diagnosing social and political changes afoot in the region.
Vertical Stephen Graham 2016-11-08 A revolutionary reimagining of the cities we live in, the air above us, and what goes on in the earth beneath our feet Today we live in a world that can no longer be read as a two-dimensional map, but must now be understood as a series of vertical strata that reach from the satellites that encircle our planet to the tunnels deep within the ground. In Vertical, Stephen Graham rewrites the city at every level: how the geography of inequality, politics, and identity is determined in terms of above and below. Starting at the edge of earth’s atmosphere and, in a series of riveting studies, descending through each layer, Graham explores the world of drones, the city from the viewpoint of an aerial bomber, the design of sidewalks and the hidden depths of underground bunkers. He asks: why was Dubai built to be seen from Google Earth? How do the super-rich in São Paulo live in their penthouses far above the street? Why do London billionaires build vast subterranean basements? And how do the technology of elevators and subversive urban explorers shape life on the surface and subsurface of the earth? Vertical will make you look at the world around you anew: this is a revolution in understanding your place in the world.
Luxury Patrizia Calefato 2014-04-10 Luxury has been both celebrated and condemned throughout history right up to the present day. This groundbreaking text examines luxury and its relationship with desire, status, consumption and economic value, exploring why luxury remains prominent even in the context of a global recession. Using approaches from cultural studies, semiotic research and aesthetics, Luxury presents a wide range of case studies including urban space and new technologies, travel, interior design, cars, fashion ads and jewellery to explore what luxury represents, and why, in the contemporary world. The book will be essential reading for students and scholars across a range of fashion studies, cultural studies and sociology, and anyone interested in the power and allure of luxury today.
Tourism and Urban Regeneration Alberto Amore 2019-08-21 Tourism and Urban Regeneration: Processes Compressed in Time and Space presents the global phenomenon of tourism and urban regeneration through the contemporary frames of spatial planning theory, metagovernance, resilience and disaster capitalism. Drawing upon cases from several cities around the globe, the book advances the field with the inclusion of examples from post-disaster rebuilding and recovery. The book is rooted in a theoretical framework that considers time, space and tourism as core facets for the analysis. By doing so, it provides readers with an understanding of different yet similar processes of urban development and identifies the principles for tourism and urban regeneration to effectively contribute to socio-economic growth, urban change and long-term sustainability. The theory is illustrated through insightful case studies covering a range of urban tourism destinations including Dubai, Newcastle, Christchurch, Pittsburgh, Detroit and Taipei. This work will be of great interest to upper-level students and researchers in Tourism as well as those in the fields of Geography, Urban Planning, and Policy and Development.
Top 10 Dubai & Abu Dhabi Lara Dunston 2007 Discusses lodging, dining, and entertainment in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, along with information on trip planning, security, and shopping.
Arab Cinema Travels Kay Dickinson 2016-04-18 Exploring the impact of travel on Arab cinema, Kay Dickinson reveals how the cinemas of Syria, Palestine and Dubai have been shaped by the history and politics of international circulation. This compelling book offers fresh insights into film, mobility and the Middle East.
DK Eyewitness Top 10 Dubai and Abu Dhabi DK Eyewitness 2019-12-17 Soaring skyscrapers and sumptuous resorts; labyrinthine souks and monumental Mosques; sparkling seas and breathtaking desert - Dubai and Abu Dubai has it all. Your DK Eyewitness Top 10 travel guide ensures you'll find your way around Dubai and Abu Dhabi with absolute ease. Our newly updated Top 10 travel guide breaks down the best of Dubai and Abu Dhabi into helpful lists of ten - from our own selected highlights to the best art galleries, resorts, places to eat, shops and excursions from Dubai and Abu Dhabi. You'll discover: - Nine easy-to-follow itineraries, perfect for a day-trip, a weekend, or a week - Detailed Top 10 lists of Dubai's must-sees, including detailed descriptions of the the Burj Khalifa, the Dubai Museum, Dubai Creek, Al Fahidi, the Jumeirah Mosque, the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Dubai's souks, the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, the Emirates Palace and in the deserts around Dubai and Abu Dhabi - Dubai and Abu Dhabi's most interesting areas, with the best places for shopping, dining and sightseeing - Inspiration for different things to enjoy during your trip - including children's attractions and things to do for free - Streetsmart advice: get ready, get around, and stay safe DK Eyewitness Top 10s have been helping travelers to make the most of their vacations since 2002.
MISSING Narendra Simone 2016-02-17 The FBI Specialist, Sophie Kramer discovers a frightening clue in the disappearance of an American girl in New Delhi that involves the US embassy, police and the Indian politicians. Will she survive the web weaved by both the criminal underworld and the law enforcement system and find the missing girl? It depends on what Sophie does next. Keywords: Mystery, FBI Files, Child Abduction, Thriller, Child Prostitution, Fiction, International Crime, Human Rights Abuse, Corruption, India
The Routledge Handbook of Hospitality Management Ioannis S Pantelidis 2014-03-26 Hospitality is an industry characterised by its complex nature and numerous sectors including hotels, hostels, B&Bs, restaurants, pubs, nightclubs and contract catering. However, despite its segmentation, there are key issues that are pertinent to all subsectors. The Routledge Handbook of Hospitality Management adopts a strategic approach and explores and critically evaluates current debates, issues and controversies to enable the reader to learn from the industry’s past mistakes as well as future opportunities. Especially relevant at a time when many sectors of the industry have to re - evaluate and reinvent themselves in response to the economic downturn the Handbook brings together specialists from both industry and academia and from a range of geographical regions to provide state-of-the-art theoretical reflection and empirical research. Each of the five inter related sections explores and evaluates issues that are of extreme importance to hospitality organisations, many of which have not been adequately explored before: external and internal customers, debates surrounding finance, uncertainty risk and conflict, sustainability, and e-Hospitality and Technology. This book is an invaluable resource for all those with an interest in hospitality, encouraging dialogue across disciplinary boundaries and areas of study. It is essential reading for students, researchers & academics and managers of Hospitality as well as those of Tourism, Events, Marketing, and Business Management.
The Rough Guide to Dubai (Travel Guide eBook) Rough Guides 2019-10-01 World-renowned 'tell it like it is' guidebook Discover Dubai with this comprehensive, entertaining, 'tell it like it is' Rough Guide, packed with comprehensive practical information and our experts' honest and independent recommendations. Whether you plan to go shopping, discover sand-skiing, laze on beaches or visit interesting museums, The Rough Guide to Dubai will help you discover the best places to explore, sleep, eat, drink and shop along the way. Features of The Rough Guide to Dubai: - Detailed regional coverage: provides in-depth practical information for each step of all kinds of trip, from intrepid off-the-beaten-track adventures, to chilled-out breaks in popular tourist areas. Regions covered include: Bur Dubai, Deira, the inner suburbs, Sheikh Zayed Road and Downtown Dubai, Jumeirah, the Burj al Arab and around, the Palm Jumeirah and Dubai Marina. - Honest independent reviews: written with Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and expertise, and recommendations you can truly trust, our writers will help you get the most from your trip to Dubai. - Meticulous mapping: always full-colour, with clearly numbered, colour-coded keys. Find your way around Deira, Jumeirah and many more locations without needing to get online. - Fabulous full-colour photography: features a richness of inspirational colour photography, including the dazzling Deira souks and the colourful Dubai Aquarium. - Things not to miss: Rough Guides' rundown of Al Ain Oasis, the Burj al Arab, Deira and Jumeirah's best sights and top experiences. - Itineraries: carefully planned routes will help you organise your trip, and inspire and inform your on-the-road experiences. - Basics section: packed with essential pre-departure information including getting there, getting around, accommodation, food and drink, health, the media, festivals, sports and outdoor activities, culture and etiquette, shopping and more. - Background information: comprehensive Contexts chapter provides fascinating insights into Dubai, with coverage of history, religion, ethnic groups, environment, wildlife and books, plus a handy language section and glossary. - Covers: Bur Dubai, Deira, the inner suburbs, Sheikh Zayed Road and Downtown Dubai, Jumeirah, the Burj al Arab and around, the Palm Jumeirah and Dubai Marina. About Rough Guides: Rough Guides have been inspiring travellers for over 35 years, with over 30 million copies sold globally. Synonymous with practical travel tips, quality writing and a trustworthy 'tell it like it is' ethos, the Rough Guides list includes more than 260 travel guides to 120+ destinations, gift-books and phrasebooks.
The Practitioner's Handbook of Project Performance Mark Phillips 2019-11-11 Practitioners operate in a necessary reality. We work in a space where project performance is above theory or methodology. In the best environments, delivery and an affirmative culture are what matter most. In the worst, it is politics and survival. In any environment we are challenged to adopt best practices and adapt our style to the environment in which the project is occurring. This is a book about those best practices and practitioner experiences. It is a must have reference and guide book for project managers, general managers, business leaders and project management researchers. This book is the result of the hard work and dedication of more than 35 authors from more than 15 countries across four continents. It brings a diversity of experience, professional and personal. It includes practitioners, leading academics, renowned theorists and many who straddle those roles. The chapters cover experiences in software, large scale infrastructure projects, finance and health care, to name a few. The chapters themselves take many forms. Check out the table of contents to get a deeper sense of the topics included. All provide real-world guidance on delivering high performing projects and show you how to build, lead and manage high performing teams. The Practitioners Handbook of Project Performance is complete in itself. It can also be an enticing start to an ongoing dialogue with the authors and a pleasurable path to get deeper into the subject of project performance. Find your favorite place to begin learning from these chapters, to begin taking notes and taking away nuggets to use in your everyday. But don’t stop there. Contact information and further resources for this diverse team of experts authors are found throughout. The Practitioners Handbook is a modern guide to the leading edge of project performance management and a path to the future of project delivery.
The Travelling Triathlete Craig Jordan 2011-10-12 While flicking through some photographs of a holiday in the Caribbean in 2009 Craig Jordan was appalled by what he saw, an overweight out of shape middle aged man on a very slippery slope. Craig decided there and then on a campaign to get “Fit for Fifty” and this became his mantra but the question was which sport? Over the next few months he was a regular visitor in the gym and went out and bought a mountain bike but nothing seemed to inspire and getting the journey to get fit seemed destined to fail. On a whim Craig entered a local triathlon and from that moment was hooked on the sport that over the next year took him on an incredible journey across 3 continents, 16 countries meeting and training with the stars of the sport and in the process getting in better shape than he has ever been at any point in his life. An inspiration not only to triathletes but for anyone who believes age is a roadblock to ultimate fitness.
Best of Dubai Terry Carter 2006 Dubai thrives at broadband speed - blink and you'll miss the opening of the most fantastical mall, the most orgiastic hotel or the weirdest theme restaurant. But sunshine, nightlife and a touch of the exotic East are guaranteed year-round. Best of Dubai selects the best of the true and the new for the discerning traveller.
Pocket Rough Guide Dubai (Travel Guide eBook) Rough Guides 2016-09-01 The Pocket Rough Guide to Dubai is the ideal companion to a short break in one of the world's most exciting cities. Full-colour throughout, the guide's stunning photography and useful maps will help you navigate the city's many attractions, with handpicked listings to help you find the best places to sleep, eat and shop. The Pocket Rough Guide to Dubai will also help you to scratch below the surface of the modern city to discover its traditional souks and heritage houses - as well as where to find the best beaches and the most memorable experiences. The guide also includes information on Abu Dhabi, perfect if you're planning to travel further in the UAE during your trip. Make the most of your trip with the Pocket Rough Guide to Dubai.
Dubai: Behind an Urban Spectacle Yasser Elsheshtawy 2009-09-10 Yasser Elsheshtawy explores Dubai’s history from its beginnings as a small fishing village to its place on the world stage today, using historical narratives, travel descriptions, novels and fictional accounts by local writers to bring colour to his history of the city’s urban development. With the help of case studies and surveys this book explores the economic and political forces driving Dubai’s urban growth, its changing urbanity and its place within the global city network. Uniquely, it looks beyond the glamour of Dubai’s mega-projects, and provides an in-depth exploration of a select set of spaces which reveal the city’s ‘inner life’.
Managing in Uncertain Times Melodena Stephens 2012-01-10 Celebrates 'The Academy of International Business - Middle East North Africa' (AIB-MENA) Chapter's second conference themed "Managing in Uncertain Times" in Dubai, UAE. This title focuses on the real business management problems that MENA-based organizations face.
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Great, Grand & Famous Hotels Fritz Gubler 2008 This is a book for lovers of remarkable hotels. Whether you are a long-term luxury hotel addict, or just fantasising about a visit to one of the world's great hotels, this book is for you. This book features stories about great, grand and famous hotels sourced from history, legend and the occasional snippet of gossip. Take a peek inside and discover a treasure trove of famous or forgotten anecdotes. See the dramas unfold in lobbies, dining rooms, bars and ballrooms, or behind the closed doors of guest rooms and Presidential Suites. Marvel at those who made these hotels what they are: daring financiers, visionary owners, inventive architects, cutting-edge designers, devoted hoteliers and renowned chefs. Remember the great, grand and famous celebrity guests and meet the new breed of visionaries who are creating the great hotels of the future. Visit historic hotels, including The Ritz, Paris; the Waldorf-Astoria, New York; the Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles; the Savoy, London; the Hassler, Rome; The Peninsula, Hong Kong; Raffles, Singapore; Mena House, Cairo; Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur; Chateau Lake Louise, Alberta; the Cipriani, Danieli and Gritti Palace, Venice; Reid's Palace, Madeira; and the Baur au Lac, Zurich, alongside modern masterpieces such as The Burj al Arab, Icehotel and other futuristic hotels. The book is intended to give the traveller a better understanding of, and greater insight into, the hotels they admire and love. It is also a reference book for the passionate hotel professional and provides knowledge for young hoteliers, helping them to understand the history and the development of their industry. Combining four years of research, assisted by many students in various hotel schools around the world, and with contributions by six travel writers, it is hoped this book will entice more people to seek out the world's great, grand and famous hotels, and to stay in them for an unforgettable experience, not just as a place to spend the night.
Hospitality Business Development Ahmed Hassanien 2019-11-22 Hospitality Business Development analyses and evaluates the different aspects of business growth routes and development processes in the international hospitality industry. It considers the essential features of the strategic business context, in which any hospitality organisation operates. Since the first edition, the hospitality industry has evolved significantly with the emergence of new entrants, new technologies and evolved global market structures. This new edition has been updated to reflect these developments in the field and includes the following: New contemporary topics such as social enterprises, business models, social capital, value proposition, co-creation and the sharing economy. Examples and case studies on hospitality organisations from across the world to demonstrate the globalisation of the hospitality business. A new up-to-date standard for explaining the hospitality business development concept, scope and process. This book equips students and aspiring hospitality managers with the necessary knowledge, expertise and skills in business development. It is a must-read for anyone studying or working in the hospitality industry.
The Business of Resort Management Peter Murphy 2009-11-04 How can owners and managers ensure that their considerable capital investments will return a competitive return on their investments? How can users and owners be sure they enjoy the promises of tantalizing marketing and real estate claims? Managing Sustainable Resorts Profitably combines business management principles with environmental and social concerns to offer development solutions to these questions. By taking an holistic and contemporary approach to the problem of developing sustainable tourism operations, this book provides a comprehensive assessment of the strategies that need to be considered by various governments, developers and, in particular, the customer-investor. The major features of resort development covered by this book include: • Environmental scanning of principal external and internal influential factors • The curse and blessings of seasonality • Competition for people’s recreation and retirement dollars • Guest activity programming • Environmental issues • Cruise ships as mobile resorts • Staffing issues in isolated areas • Financial challenges for owners and operators alike • Risk Management • Mutually beneficial options for various stakeholders Based on an analysis of global resort opportunities and trends, the book focuses on those generic features that differentiate regional resort management from urban-centric management needs and priorities. Using comparative case studies the author emphases best case/benchmark examples of a range of resorts – large and small, urban and rural - to illustrate what can be achieved.
The Dubai Phenomenon - The impossible becomes possible Loredana Bocchieri 2020-03-06 Knowing the place you are about to visit it is even more important when those places are Dubai and the United Arab Emirates. Dubai is a dynamic reality that grows at impressive rates, an intriguing city, full of charm and full of amazing surprises. A City born only a few decades ago from the desert that has earned a place in the spotlight as The City of Records. A metropolis where traditions, Arab culture and innovation combine in a multitude of ways, to require a guide to better understand how to deal with it and know its pros and cons. Here is where the idea of writing The Dubai Phenomenon, the impossible becomes possible.
Underworld Roman Martín 2019-10-01 “Accurately describes ‘the Life,’ and the pros and cons of becoming a mobster . . . in a very unique manner that will no doubt have you in stitches.” —Frank Cullotta, coauthor of Cullotta: The Life of a Chicago Criminal, Las Vegas Mobster, and Government Witness For the first time in history, there is now an easy-to-follow self-help guide on how to join and rise in the most exclusive men’s club in the world—the Italian-American Mafia (aka La Cosa Nostra). Learn everything from loansharking to leg-breaking to corpse disposal, all without leaving the comfort of your mobile home or prison cell. Based on interviews with dozens of former high-ranking Mafiosi and many other hardcore mobsters from across the globe, true-crime auteur Roman Martín has risked life and limb to bring you this spellbinding tour de force. Whether you’re a couch-surfing gangster-wannabe or simply someone who’s watched The Godfather too many times, this breathtaking exposé of “the Honored Society” offers something for everyone. Pushing the bounds of the First Amendment to their breaking point, Don Martín also reveals the FBI’s most closely guarded secrets when it comes to “wiseguys” and “goodfellas.” Wanna know the one surefire way to find out who in your crew is an undercover cop or fed? Or the best way to deal with those annoying witnesses? Then look no further, friends, for all your questions about the outlaw lifestyle shall be answered in Underworld. “I laughed so hard at times that my jaws ached!” —Dennis N. Griffin, award-winning true-crime author of The Rise and Fall of a “Casino” Mobster: The Tony Spilotro Story
Tourism in the Arab World Hamed Almuhrzi 2017-06-15 This book is the first to explore Arabic tourism from a business viewpoint, rather than taking a sociological, anthropological or political stance. It focuses on business planning, management and marketing destinations in the Arab World, which are topics crucial for industry stakeholders and which have previously been neglected in the tourism literature. The book examines similarities and differences in the emergence and development of the tourism industry in countries across the Arab world as well as its inbound and outbound travel flows. It analyses several different aspects of Arabic tourism including tourism policy, organisation and planning, tourism product development, destination marketing and consumer behaviour. This volume will be of interest to postgraduate students and researchers of tourism studies, business and Middle Eastern studies.
History of European Football in 100 Objects Andy Bollen 2022-02-28 A History of European Football in 100 Objects: The Alternative Football Museum reveals the shocking hidden history of European football. In this fantasy football museum, Bollen delves into the archives to uncover idiocy and chaos from across the continent. The exhibits highlight the very worst of the human condition: greed, cheating, match-fixing, bribery, extortion and murder. Learn about the French captain who joined the Gestapo, the notorious football-mad Stasi boss, Erich Mielke and Gaddafi's son playing in Italy, the 1970s Lazio side that put Wimbledon's Crazy Gang to shame and the Romanian club owner who tried to stop hooliganism with a moat full of crocodiles. Along the way you'll meet Dundalk's one-armed super striker, Austrian legend Matthias Sindelar and the Italian George Best. Bollen again proves the ideal curator: passionate, meticulously informed and funny. His insightful take on the game is compelling and at times poignant. It is an exhibition for every curious football fan.
Ecologies of Affect Tonya K. Davidson 2011-06-13 Ecologies of Affect offers a synthetic introduction to the felt dynamics of cities and the character of places. The contributors capture the significance of affects including desire, nostalgia, memory, and hope in forming the identity and tone of places. The critical intervention this collection of essays makes is an active, consistent engagement with the virtualities that produce and refract our idealized attachments to place. Contributors show how place images, and attempts to build communities, are, rather than abstractions, fundamentally tied to and revolve around such intangibles. We understand nostalgia, desire, and hope as virtual; that is, even though they are not material, they are nevertheless real and must be accounted for. In this book, the authors take up affect, emotion, and emplacement and consider them in relation to one another and how they work to produce and are produced by certain temporal and spatial dimensions. The aim of the book is to inspire readers to consider space and place beyond their material properties and attend to the imaginary places and ideals that underpin and produce material places and social spaces. This collection will be useful to practitioners and students seeking to understand the power of affect and the importance of virtualities within contemporary societies, where intangible goods have taken on an increasing value.
Luxury and American Consumer Culture Arthur Asa Berger 2021-06-22 Using concepts from semiotics, psychoanalytic theory, sociology, and Marxism, this book analyzes the role of luxury in American consumer culture. It offers case studies that deal with how our love of luxury affects our choices of automobiles, homes, restaurants, cruises, department stores, and hotels. It also adopts a global perspective and features analyses of luxury in China, Iran, Germany, Monaco, Russia, and Turkey by scholars from those countries.
The Rough Guide to Dubai Gavin Thomas 2013-10-03 Now available in ePub format. This second edition of The Rough Guide to Dubai is the ultimate companion to the world's most exciting tourist destination. Read expert coverage on everything from traditional souks to state-of-the-art tourist attractions, beautiful beaches to "seven-star" hotels, with up-to-date listings of all the hottest places to stay, eat, drink, and shop. An inspirational full-color introduction highlights the best of the city, while subsequent full-color sections reveal the incredible contrasts between traditional and futuristic Dubai. The Rough Guide to Dubai features the latest developments to Dubai Marina and the Palm Jumeirah, as well as day-trips throughout the United Arab Emirates, including Sharajah, Al Ain, the East Coast, and ambitious Abu Dhabi. Comprehensive maps throughout help you find your way around the region. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Dubai.
Welcome to Dubai - A Guide to Organize your Trip Teresa Monica Calado 2020-06-25 It is my intention with this E-Book to make your planning on your trip as simple as possible. Gather in one place all the information that would probably take days to search on different websites. A fatigue! Here you will find the most important information to plan your trip to the United Arab Emirates and specifically the Emirate of Dubai. Country rules, dress code, currency, hotels, attractions, driving license, visa, etc. I hope can manage to smoothen your journey!
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IELTS SPEAKING 2022 | LATEST SPEAKING TOPICS FOR IELTS DARSHAN SINGH 2021-03-07 ABOUT THE BOOK: This book is written after thorough research in the field of IELTS. This book will offer you a comprehensive variety of topics that are asked by the examiners in the IELTS Speaking Test. This book contains more than 1000 solved questions and answers for the follow-up round as well as 200 + solved Cue-card topics from the past and current exams. This book includes four parts in which the solutions are given for all the questions. This book should be read systematically to gain a high band score in your IELTS exam. This book contains 2000 + useful vocabulary words along with speaking tips for the candidates. Read all those tips before you go to the exams. This book is a compilation of the most common and frequent questions and topics asked in the IELTS speaking test. This is entirely guesswork and shouldn’t be considered as the final syllabus of the exam. FROM THE AUTHOR: I have been in the field of education for the past 10 years. I have the experience of training more than 10,000 students over a decade for the IELTS exam. I have collected the latest data by interacting with the candidates that have taken the IELTS exam from all over India. With extensive research and foresight, this book has been amassed for your help in the speaking module of IELTS. Don’t try to memorize the content instead read it, take out ideas from it and use these ideas while speaking practice. I have compiled my experience of training from all these years and have locked in this book. So, what are you waiting for? You have the key to this lock now. Open this book and be successful. I hope this book helps you in achieving your goals.
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Business Knowledge for It in Private Wealth Management Essvale Corporation Limited 2008-05 Designed to bridge the gap in terms of business knowledge between IT and private wealth mangement /private banking .This book contains discussions on boutique PWMs and family offices; recent trends in the private management industry; portfolio constructi.
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal Sebastián Fest 2016-08-23 Since 2004, two names have dominated men's tennis: Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. Each player is legendary in his own right. The Spanish Nadal is the winner of fourteen Grand Slam titles, including five consecutive French Open singles titles from 2010 to 2014, and is the only player ever to win a Grand Slam for ten straight years. Federer, from Switzerland, has spent over three hundred weeks of his career ranked as the number-one player in the world and has won seventeen Grand Slam titles and two Olympic medals. But neither player's career would have been nearly as successful without the decade-long rivalry that pushed them to excel to the peak of tennis excellence. Nadal and Federer have met thirty-four times over the course of their careers, and have shared the distinction of being ranked the two best players in the world for an astounding six years in a row from 2005 to 2009. In Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, international sports journalist Sebastian Fest uses information gleaned from his numerous interviews with both players over the last decade to narrate the rivalry, and its impact not only on the players, but on the sport itself. Documenting their respective wins and losses, hopes and disappointments, and their relationship with their rival, Fest formulates a unique biography of two of the greatest players of tennis.
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