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Connell, John 1946-

Overview
Works: 125 works in 608 publications in 2 languages and 17,683 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Redactor, Contributor
Classifications: JV151, 321.08
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Connell
The last colonies by Robert Aldrich( Book )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comprehensive and authoritative book is about the last colonies, those remaining territories formally dependent on metropolitan powers. It discusses the surprisingly large number of these territories, mainly small isolated islands with limited resources. Yet these places are not as obscure as might be expected. They may be major tourist destinations, military bases, satellite tracking stations, tax havens or desolate, underpopulated spots that can become international flashpoints, such as the Falklands. The authors find that at a time of escalating nationalism and globalization, these remnants of empire provide insights into the meanings of political, economic, legal and cultural independence, as well as sovereignty and nationhood. This book provides a broad-based and provocative discussion of colonialism and interdependence in the modern world, from a unique perspective
France's overseas frontier : Départements et territoires d'outre-mer by Robert Aldrich( Book )

19 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and French and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1992 book is a full-length study in English of the 'confetti of empire', the former French colonies which have not gained their independence but remain part of France as the départements et territoires d'outre-mer (DOM-TOMs). More recent French governments have shown a determination to retain these possessions, despite independence movements (notably in New Caledonia) and international criticism. The authors' comprehensive description of the history, economy, geography and politics of the DOM-TOMs will make this the standard English reference on France's overseas territories
Sound tracks : popular music, identity, and place by John Connell( Book )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sound Tracks is the first comprehensive book on the new geography of popular music, examining the complex links between places, music and cultural identities. It provides an interdisciplinary perspective on local, national and global scenes, from the 'Mersey' and 'Icelandic' sounds to 'world music', and explores the diverse meanings of music in a range of regional contexts." "Sound Tracks traces the ways in which music has informed complex globalisations, the role of companies and technology in diffusion, innovation and commercialism and the wider significance of cultural industries. It links migration and mobility to new musical practices, whether in 'developing' countries of metropolitan centres, and traces the recent rise of 'music tourism'. It examines issues of authenticity and credibility, and the quest for roots within different musical genres, from buskers to brass bands, and from rap to rai. Sound Tracks emphasises music's contributions to the contradictions, illusions and celebrations of contemporary life. It situates music and the music industry within spatial theories of globalisation and local change: fixity and fluidity entangled." "In a world of intensified globalisation, links between space, music and identity are increasingly tenuous, yet places give credibility to music, not least in the 'country', and music is commonly linked to place, through claims to tradition, 'authenticity' and originality, and as a marketing device. This book develops new perspectives on these relationships and how they are situated within cultural and geographical thought."--Jacket
Writing across worlds : literature and migration( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on a wide range of migrants' writings, this collection reveals an extraordinary diversity of global migratory experience while illustrating the realities and emotions shared by all who leave their home and culture and must adapt to another
Migration from rural areas : the evidence from village studies by John Connell( Book )

24 editions published between 1974 and 1979 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Resources, nations, and indigenous peoples : case studies from Australasia, Melanesia, and Southeast Asia( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume goes beyond documenting the impacts of resource-based development to examine five key themes in contemporary disputes: the complex relationships between resources, identity and sovereignty; culture and gender issues within resource projects; marginalisation of and negotiations with indigenous interests; and the roles of governments in mediating relations between resource industry and indigenous groups. Detailed case studies illustrate and attest to the diverse concerns and the complexities of contemporary debates and disputes. Resources, Nations and Indigenous Peoples: Case Studies from Australasia, Melanesia and Southeast Asia provides a compelling analysis and will be invaluable for students, public servants and industry and community organisations in many spheres
Assessing village labour situations in developing countries by John Connell( Book )

15 editions published between 1977 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

France in world politics( Book )

7 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music and tourism : on the road again by Chris Gibson( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Certain places are so strongly identified with music that they have become tourist sites. Some places, such as Nashville, Salzburg and Memphis, have linked much of their economy to music and tourism. From glitzy to bizarre, from commercial to obscure, Music and Tourism is the first book on this subject." "Combining an analysis of the economic impact of tourism with discussions of its social impact and the cultural politics of authenticity and identity, Music and Tourism is an essential for music fans, travellers, students and researchers of contemporary tourism issues."--Jacket
New Caledonia, essays in nationalism and dependency by John Connell( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in English and French and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tourism at the grassroots : villagers and visitors in the Asia-Pacific by John Connell( Book )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays focuses on both the interactions between tourists and villagers, and the impacts of tourism at the local level, considering economic, social, cultural and environmental changes
Papua New Guinea : the struggle for development by John Connell( Book )

16 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since 1975 the economy of Papua New Guinea has focused on mineral, rather than agricultural production as previously. This is the first book to look at these changes in a complex, rapidly evolving nation from an economic perspective
Urbanisation in the Island Pacific : towards sustainable development by John Connell( Book )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Managing rapid urban growth presents a significant challenge in the small independent countries of the Pacific Islands. Although they originated in colonial times, the towns and cities are now distinctively post-colonial, with economies, environments and social structures that reflect unique island characteristics. This transformation has stimulated new concerns, such as the causes and effects of pollution, the need for employment for landless migrants, the need for adequate and affordable housing and the financing of expanding urban services. This book explores the diversity of the urban exper
Medical tourism by John Connell( Book )

23 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines medical tourism as an emerging component of the tourist industry and a distinct and controversial element of health provision. The book consists of 10 chapters. The first chapter discusses the reasons why medical tourism has emerged. The second chapter examines a vast range of practices and brings together tourism and health, and a number of particular places, from sites of indigenous importance The third chapter examines practices of nurturing the mind and the spirit in various ways. The fourth chapter discusses the evolution of medical tourism. The fifth chapter examines the emergence of Asia in medical tourism and the combination of factors that have given it contemporary primacy. The sixth chapter examines the marketing of medical tourism, and the particular role of the Internet in this process. The seventh chapter seeks to examine who medical tourists are, where they come from, why they became medical tourists, where they go and what impact this has had on (mainly) destination countries. The eighth chapter discusses the ethics of medical tourism. The ninth chapter examines how medical tourism constitutes a particular form of niche tourism. The tenth chapter discusses the globalization of medical tourism
Environment, development and change in rural Asia-Pacific : between local and global by John Connell( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume examines the economic, political, social and environmental challenges facing rural communities in the Asia-Pacific region, as global issues intersect with local contexts. Such challenges, from climatic change and volcanic eruption to population growth and violent civil unrest, have stimulated local resilience amongst communities and led to evolving regional institutions and environment management practices, changing social relationships and producing new forms of stratification. Bringing together case studies from across mainland Southeast Asia and the Island Pacific, an expert team of international contributors reveal how communities at the periphery take charge of their lives, champion the virtues of their own local systems of production and consumption, and engage in the complexities of new structures of development that demand a response to the vacillations of global politics, economy and society. Inherent in this is the recognition that 'development' as we have come to know it is far from over. Each chapter emphasizes the growing recognition that ecological and environmental issues are key to any understanding and analysis of structures of sustainable development. Providing diverse multidisciplinary theoretical and empirical perspectives, Environment, Development and Change in Rural Asia-Pacific makes an important contribution to the revitalization of development studies and as such will be essential reading for scholars in the field, as well as those with an interest in Asia-Pacific studies, economic geography and political economy
Migration and the globalisation of health care : the health worker exodus? by John Connell( Book )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The international migration of health workers, described by Nelson Mandela as the 'poaching' of desperately needed skills from under-privileged regions, has a controversial recent history. This text examines skilled migration, & the economic, social & cultural rationale behind the rise of complex & now global markets
Festival places : revitalising rural Australia by Chris Gibson( Book )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Festivals have burgeoned in rural areas, revitalising old traditions and inventing new reasons to celebrate. How do festivals contribute to tourism, community and a rural sense of belonging? What are their cultural, environmental and economic dimensions? This book answers such questions - featuring contributions from leading geographers, historians, anthropologists, tourism scholars and cultural researchers. It draws on a range of case studies: from the rustic charm of agricultural shows and family circuses to the effervescent festival of Elvis Presley impersonators in Parkes; from wildflower
Music festivals and regional development in Australia by Chris Gibson( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preface; Part I Music Festivals: Promises and Predicaments: Introduction; The rise of music festivals: a means to regeneration?; Who goes? Audiences, fans and fanatics; What's it worth? Economic dimensions of music festivals; Whose community? Conflict and identity. Part II Music Festivals: Reinventing Regional Places: Parkes: Australia's 'Elvis town'; Creating classical country; Tamworth: Australia's country music capital: Byron Bay: from alternative origins to festival overkill?; Conclusion: music festivals and pathways to regional development
Rural revival? : place marketing, tree change and regional migration in Australia by John Connell( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How, if possible, do we re-populate declining rural and regional areas? This book examines this crucial and complex issue in relation to Australia, and the manner in which a particular organization, Country Week, has emerged and developed as one means of stimulating the repopulation of declining or stagnating areas
Forages and farmers : case studies from South-East Asia by John Connell( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The last colonies
Alternative Names
Connell, J., 1946-

Robertson, John Henry

Languages
English (270)

French (6)

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France's overseas frontier : Départements et territoires d'outre-merSound tracks : popular music, identity, and placeWriting across worlds : literature and migrationResources, nations, and indigenous peoples : case studies from Australasia, Melanesia, and Southeast AsiaMusic and tourism : on the road againNew Caledonia, essays in nationalism and dependencyTourism at the grassroots : villagers and visitors in the Asia-PacificPapua New Guinea : the struggle for development