Monthly Archives: January 2012

Ten resources for studying the ‘global foodscape’

Geographers interested in the ‘foodscape’ (or, more plainly, the geography – – or geographies?! – – of food) have lots of online options when it comes to finding data and information, gleaning insights about recent changes, or keeping track of what’s going on right now. Below are ten of the best options – – I’m […]

Infographics on inequality

The Transnational Institute, a worldwide fellowship of scholar activists, have marked the beginning of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, by producing reports and pretty smart ‘infographics’ (such as the one below) on global inequality, corporate power, and the construction of ‘neoliberalism’ . It’s an impressive collection and worth a closer look.   Alistair Fraser

MIA: A Lost Community) – – An Investigation into the demise of The Garrison Community of The Curragh Camp

[This concludes the series of guest posts by the dept’s 3rd yr Single Hons / Major students.] My family, a military family, have lived on The Curragh Camp in Co Kildare since the 1940s. For years I have listened to stories of what a fantastic place it was, a thriving community with hundreds of families, […]

The move towards sustainable waste management

[This is yet another guest post written by one of the dept’s 3rd yr Sngle Hons / Major students. Please feel free to add constructive comments] The importance of waste management in Ireland is often ignored. For many years Ireland’s solution to waste was to bury it in the ground. We have had an over-reliance […]

How can the concept of a social contract aid in the appraisal of disaster response? A case study of Ballinasloe

[This is part six of nine guest blog posts written by our 3rd yr Single Hons / Major students. Please feel free to add constructive comments!] The west of Ireland underwent a large-scale inundation during November 2009, and although I was not directly affected by these events, I was affected by the total devastation to […]

Environmental justice: Is the spatial distribution of mobile phone masts in Kildare environmentally just?

[Note: This is the fifth of nine guest posts written by our 3rd yr Single Hons / Major students. Please feel free to add constructive comments!] I will be looking at the spatial distribution of mobile phone masts in Kildare and asking if this pattern is environmentally just. Basically I will be checking if Kildare […]

Deepmapping Kildare

[Please note that this is the fourth of nine guest blog posts written by our 3rd yr Single Hons / Major students. Feel free to add constructive comments!] My name is Pat Reid and I’m a third year student at NUIM majoring in geography and with Celtic studies as my minor subject. As part of […]