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Understanding energy justice through lived experiences in Zimbabwe (2023)
Thesis
Bentley, M. (2023). Understanding energy justice through lived experiences in Zimbabwe. (Thesis). University of Salford

The study aims to understand energy justice through the lived experiences of householders from Harare Metropolitan Province. In addition, the study further explores the energy services and drivers of energy poverty rarely accounted for within ener... Read More about Understanding energy justice through lived experiences in Zimbabwe.

Rural vitalization promoted by industrial transformation under globalization: The case of Tengtou village in China (2022)
Journal Article
Liu, Y., Dai, L., Long, H., Woods, M., & Fois, F. (2022). Rural vitalization promoted by industrial transformation under globalization: The case of Tengtou village in China. Journal of Rural Studies, 95, 241-255. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2022.09.020

Globalization has deeply changed the rural socio-economic form and spatial pattern, and caused a comprehensive and profound transformation of rural industries. By establishing a theoretical analysis framework for industrial transformation, this paper... Read More about Rural vitalization promoted by industrial transformation under globalization: The case of Tengtou village in China.

Assemblage, place and globalisation (2021)
Journal Article
Woods, M., Fois, F., Heley, J., Jones, L., Onyeahialam, A., Saville, S., & Welsh, M. (2021). Assemblage, place and globalisation. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 46(2), 284-298. https://doi.org/10.1111/tran.12430

Relational perspectives have become pre‐eminent in geographical analysis of globalisation and its impacts in reshaping places, yet arguably leave unanswered questions about precisely how globalisation is reproduced through local places in practice. T... Read More about Assemblage, place and globalisation.

Recovering tradition in globalising rural China : handicraft birdcages in Da’ou village (2019)
Journal Article
Fois, F., Woods, M., Yang, Y., & Zheng, X. (2019). Recovering tradition in globalising rural China : handicraft birdcages in Da’ou village. Sociologia Ruralis, 59(4), 661-684. https://doi.org/10.1111/soru.12266

This article explores a historic rural craft tradition as the focus of economic development through the valorisation of the local cultural heritage, or culture economy. The case‐study traces the revival of bamboo birdcage making in Da’ou village in S... Read More about Recovering tradition in globalising rural China : handicraft birdcages in Da’ou village.

Shamanic spiritual activism : alternative development in the Brazilian Itamboatá Valley (2017)
Journal Article
Fois, F. (2017). Shamanic spiritual activism : alternative development in the Brazilian Itamboatá Valley. Third World Thematics: A TWQ Journal, 2(2-3), 338-355. https://doi.org/10.1080/23802014.2017.1411208

Drawing upon critiques that claim a lack of interest in spirituality in development studies, this paper aims to show how alternative ethical forms of development can be enacted when adopting shamanic spiritual worldviews. The paper draws upon ethnogr... Read More about Shamanic spiritual activism : alternative development in the Brazilian Itamboatá Valley.

Understanding ethnography through a life course framework : a research journey into alternative spiritual spaces (2017)
Journal Article
Fois, F. (2017). Understanding ethnography through a life course framework : a research journey into alternative spiritual spaces. Area, 49(4), 421-428. https://doi.org/10.1111/area.12332

Recently scholars have emphasised the importance of looking at the researcher's experience and how positionality, emotions and embodiment shape the ethnographic fieldwork process. Specifically, feminist contributions have shown how the professional a... Read More about Understanding ethnography through a life course framework : a research journey into alternative spiritual spaces.

Self-built ecovillage in L’Aquila (Italy) : community resilience as a grassroots response to an environmental shock (2014)
Journal Article
Fois, F., & Forino, G. (2014). Self-built ecovillage in L’Aquila (Italy) : community resilience as a grassroots response to an environmental shock. Disasters, 38(4), 719-739. https://doi.org/10.1111/disa.12080

The paper applies the community resilience approach to the post‐disaster case of Pescomaggiore, an Italian village affected by the L'Aquila earthquake in 2009. A group of residents refused to accept the housing recovery solutions proposed by the gove... Read More about Self-built ecovillage in L’Aquila (Italy) : community resilience as a grassroots response to an environmental shock.

Oriental philosophy in western every-day life. Buddhist groups in Rome (2012)
Journal Article
Fois, F., & Sesto, C. (2012). Oriental philosophy in western every-day life. Buddhist groups in Rome

During the last twenty years the Buddhism of Nichiren Daishonin, coming from Japan, has spread all around Europe, and in particularly in Italy, which has the largest number of members in the continent. The base approach of this eastern philosophy/r... Read More about Oriental philosophy in western every-day life. Buddhist groups in Rome.

Localization of military bases and opposition movements : the case of Vicenza’ (2012)
Journal Article
Paragano, D., & Fois, F. (2012). Localization of military bases and opposition movements : the case of Vicenza’. Rivista Geografica Italiana (Testo stampato), 119(4), 373-399

Localization of military bases and opposition movements: the case of Vicenza. – What happens if local people oppose an apparently unquestionable military decision? This paper examines the structure and the spatiality of social movements in opposition... Read More about Localization of military bases and opposition movements : the case of Vicenza’.

Autonomous geographies in the anti-US military base movements (2011)
Journal Article
Fois, F., & Paragano, D. (2011). Autonomous geographies in the anti-US military base movements. Peace Review, 23(3), 313-319. https://doi.org/10.1080/10402659.2011.596055

The construction of a military base in a foreign country paints a portrait of international relationships based on a top-down decision-making process. Despite the huge academic and political debate about the importance of a participative approach... Read More about Autonomous geographies in the anti-US military base movements.

Neoliberalism and privatization : from the theoretical framework to the Italian case. An analysis for the interpretation of the socio-spatial impacts (2011)
Journal Article
De Sanctis, F., Fois, F., & Polizzi, E. (2011). Neoliberalism and privatization : from the theoretical framework to the Italian case. An analysis for the interpretation of the socio-spatial impacts. Annali del Dipartimento di metodi e modelli per l'economia, il territorio e la finanza ... (Online), 13, 57-92

The present contribution aims at introducing the theoretical reference frame to historically and conceptually contextualize privatization, putting it in the wider context of neoliberal policies. In the first part the paper analyses some of the key... Read More about Neoliberalism and privatization : from the theoretical framework to the Italian case. An analysis for the interpretation of the socio-spatial impacts.