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Brain and physique areas highlights new overseas examine from Britain, united states, Canada and Australia, on physically impairment, psychological well-being and disabled peoples social worlds. The individuals talk about numerous present concerns including:* ancient conceptions of the physique and behavior* modern political activism* issues of identification and employment* available housing* parenthood and baby carers* psychiatric medicine use* masculinity and sexuality* autobiography* social exclusion and inclusion. The individuals are: Hester Parr, Ruth Butler, Rob Imrie, Michael L. Dorn, Deborah Carter Park, John Radford, Brendan Gleeson, Isabel Dyck, Edward corridor, Pamela Moss, Gill Valentine, Christine Milligan, plant life Gathorne-Hardy, Jane Stables, Fiona Smith and Vera Chouinard.

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Brown, M. (1995) ‘Ironies of distance: an ongoing critique of the geographies of AIDS’, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 13:159–83. ——(1997a) ‘The cultural saliency of radical democracy: moments from the AIDS quilt’, Ecumene 4, 1:27–45. ——(1997b) ‘Radical politics out of place? the curious case of ACT UP Vancouver’, in S. Michael (eds) Geographies of Resistance, London: Routledge. Butler, R. (1994) ‘Geography and vision-impaired and blind populations’, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 19:366–8.

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Le Corbusier was influenced by modernism and the emergent avant-garde of the 1920s and with the search for what Tschumi LE CORBUSIER’S CONCEPTION 31 (1996) refers to as the specificity of architecture. Such specificity, for Le Corbusier (1927: 220), was conceived of, in part, as an art of geometric volumes or, as he argued, ‘there is nothing but pure forms in precise relationships’. Le Corbusier was influenced by classical design and by the desire to conceive of architecture as a ‘process based on standards’ (Le Corbusier 1980:37).

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