By Michelle Brooks In the wake of recent comments by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams there has been renewed debate … More
By Michelle Brooks As the dust begins to settle in Cairo the people of Egypt are jubilant at the success … More
by Michelle Brooks Mounting tensions reached boiling point this week off the Korean peninsular. In a seemingly unprovoked attack, North Korea … More
by Michelle Brooks In 1985 a tapestry of the Picasso masterpiece ‘Guernica’ was donated to the United Nations by Nelson Rockefeller in … More
By Michelle Brooks Yemeni women hold up a poster portraying a child bride during a sit-in, to show support for … More
by Michelle Brooks Recent headlines in India about a disabled boy who was refused entry to a temple have raised … More
by Michelle Brooks This week is Refugee Week with events around the UK revealing the socio-economic contributions of refugees to … More
In the week that Apple became the worlds most valuable hi-tech company, the organisation has faced criticism for the working conditions of production line workers in China. This article looks at the work in Geography around commodification and globalisation and reflects on the inequality that these processes can bring.
This article foregrounds Government plans in Sri Lanka to re-develop ‘slum’ dwellings around Colombo, providing brick houses for the residents. Whilst encouraging, the slums are situated on prime real estate around the capital city. This potential conflict of interests could lead to the fragmentation of existing kinship and friendship networks in the slums, which are often the greatest asset the residents have in their fight for survival. Hence the article draws attention to Geographical research done around the world that highlights the potential social impacts of urban gentrification.
by Michelle Brooks Recent reporting of the debate on banning the burkha in Belgium has highlighted widespread anxiety over legislating … More