Focus on Geography

Cover image for Vol. 55 Issue 4

Special Issue: Bowman Expeditions

Winter 2012

Volume 55, Issue 4

Pages 117–154

  1. FEATURED ARTICLES

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    2. FEATURED ARTICLES
    1. Using Participatory Research Mapping and GIS to Explore Local Geographic Knowledge of Indigenous Landscapes in Mexico (pages 119–124)

      Derek A. Smith, Peter H. Herlihy, Aida Ramos Viera, John H. Kelly, Andrew M. Hilburn, Miguel Aguilar Robledo and Jerome E. Dobson

      Article first published online: 10 DEC 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/foge.12001

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      The authors demonstrate how participatory research mapping (PRM) is being used by indigenous peoples in Mexico to reclaim territories and manage natural resources in their communities with the help of Bowman expedition personnel who translate local knowledge into a standardized format suitable for GIS analysis.

    2. Synergy between Geographical Scholarship and Study Abroad Teaching: Dominica's Farming Communities (pages 125–131)

      Thomas Klak

      Article first published online: 10 DEC 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/foge.12002

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      This article describes the results of a synergistic relationship between geographical scholarship and the study abroad teaching experience among banana growers in the Commonwealth of Dominica.

    3. Queen of the Caribbees: Farming and Fishing Foci on the Island of Nevis (pages 132–139)

      Russell Fielding and Kent Mathewson

      Article first published online: 10 DEC 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/foge.12003

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      The authors surveyed contemporary farming and fishing activities on the island of Nevis in the context of food security concerns as a project for the American Geographical Society's Bowman Antillean Expedition.

    4. Barbuda: A Caribbean Island In Transition (pages 140–145)

      Amy E. Potter and Andrew Sluyter

      Article first published online: 10 DEC 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/foge.12004

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      The article examines cattle herding and communal land tenure in Barbuda as well as other aspects of island society including the Barbudan transnational community.

    5. Medellín: A City Reborn? (pages 146–154)

      Holli Drummond, John Dizgun and David J. Keeling

      Article first published online: 10 DEC 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/foge.12005

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      A study on how the relatively poor residents of Comuna 13, especially young people, have adapted to changing socio-economic conditions since the Colombian government reasserted control over the Medellín neighborhood after Operation Orión in 2002.

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