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volumes : illustrations ; 18 cm
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xvi, 284 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
  • List of FiguresList of TablesPrefaceIntroduction1. The Long View2. Off the Tracks3. On the Right Track4. "Our Goal Is Zero Accidents"5. Passenger Safety in Modern Times, 1955-20156. Look Out for the TrainConclusionAppendixes1. Train Accidents That Shaped Railroad Safety, 1831-19552. Adjusting Train Accidents for Inflation and Reporting Changes, 1947-19783. Accidents That Shaped Railroad Safety, 1960-2010List of AbbreviationsNotesEssay on SourcesIndex.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781421424156 20180312
Throughout the early twentieth century, railroad safety steadily improved across the United States. But by the 1960s, American railroads had fallen apart, the result of a regulatory straightjacket that eroded profitability and undermined safety. Collisions, derailments, worker fatalities, and grade crossing mishaps skyrocketed, while hazmat disasters exploded into newspaper headlines. In Back on Track, his sequel to Death Rode the Rails, Mark Aldrich traces the history of railroad accidents beginning in 1965, when Congress responded to bankrupt and scandal-ridden carriers by enacting a new safety regime. Aldrich details the federalization of rail safety and the implementation of a massive grade crossing program. He touches on post-1976 economic deregulation, which provided critical financing that underwrote better public safety. He also explores how the National Transportation Safety Board acted as a public scold to shine bright lights on private failings, while Federal Railroad Administration regulations reinforced market incentives for better safety. Ultimately, Aldrich concludes, the past 50 years have seen great strides in restoring railroad safety while enhancing industry profitability. Arguing that it was not inadequate safety regulation but rather stifling economic regulation that initially caused an uptick in train accidents, Back on Track is both a paen to the return of more competitive railroading and the only comprehensive history of the safety of modern American railroads. Praise for Death Rode the Rails"A masterful study of the complex evolution of railroad safety."-American Historical Review"Students of rail safety, and today's Class I railroad managers, need to read this volume."-Trains"Aldrich has created a masterpiece. His research is extensive, drawing on a rich variety of obscure yet relevant sources."-Register of the Kentucky Historical Society"One of the first large-scale scholarly studies of railroad safety in America."-Railroad History"A thought-provoking and well-grounded contribution to the history of American economic development."-Journal of American History"Pioneering... A central message of Aldrich's book is that 'little accidents' played a crucial though until now largely hidden role in the gradual evolution of a risk society."-Technology and Culture"A work of merit... essential reading for historians of transport safety, business, and technology."-Journal of Transport History"Impressive and thoroughly researched... Demonstrates how railroad safety evolved from the intersection of market pressures, technology, and public sentiment."-Journal of Southern History.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781421424156 20180312
Green Library
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434 p. ; 24 cm
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xiii, 169 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Acknowledgments Prologue Foreword by Professor Peter Newman Part I: The Concept Chapter 1 Connecting Places, Connecting People Chapter 2 Connecting Places for Better Communities Part II: Mapping the Context: Urban Reconfigurations Chapter 3 Reconfiguring Movement Chapter 4 'Making' Places: Urban & Suburban Transformations Part III: Connecting Places, Connecting People: Making it Happen! Chapter 5 Remodeling Approaches: Empowering Place Making and Connectivity Chapter 6 Evaluating People, Place & Transport Connectivity Part IV: The Future Chapter 7 Emerging Challenges-Connected Places in the Global South Chapter 8 Emerging Challenges-Technology Mega-trends & Demographic Shifts Epilogue: Ethnography of Place and Movement Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138213050 20171218
What is a better community? How can we reconfigure places and transport networks to create environmentally friendly, economically sound and socially just communities? How can we meet the challenges of growing pollution, depleting fossil fuels, rising gasoline prices, traffic congestion, traffic fatalities, increased prevalence of obesity, and lack of social inclusion? The era of car-based planning has led to the disconnection of people and place in developed countries, and is rapidly doing so in developing countries of the Global South. The unfolding megatrend in technological innovation, while adding new patterns of future living and mobility in the cities, will question the relevance of face-to-face connections. What will be the 'glue' that holds communities together in the future? To build better communities, to build better cities, we need to reconnect people and places. Connecting Places, Connecting People offers a new paradigm for place making, by reordering urban planning principles from prioritizing movement of vehicles to focusing on places and the people that live in them. Numerous case studies, including many from the Global South (developing countries) illustrate how this can be realized or fallen short of in practical terms. Importantly, citizens need to be engaged in policy development, to connect with each other and with government agencies. To measure the connectivity attributes of places and the success of strategies to meet the needs, an Audit Tool is offered for a continual quantitative and qualitative evaluation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138213050 20171218
Green Library
Book
414 pages : illustrations, maps, charts ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction : La digue, le sable et le quai ou l'histoire en chantier des bâtisseurs du littoral -- Technicité, innovation et expertise -- L'entretien des "ports de France" à l'époque moderne. Techniques, mise en oeuvre et innovations (XVIIe XVIIIe siècles) -- Le personnel technique de la communauté de Nantes et la question de l'exécution des travaux "par voie d'économie" au XVIIIe siècle -- L'aménagement du port de Vannes au XVIIIe Une succession de projets avortés -- Les portes maritimes de Bordeaux. Les aménagements de l'embouchure de la Gironde au XVIIIe siècle -- L'outillage dans l'aménagement portuaire de l'estuaire de la Loire au ne siècle, le cas des engins de levage à Nantes -- Une science des ports à l'École des ponts ? Genèse et évolution de l'enseignement des travaux portuaires (XVIIIe-XXe siècle) -- Travaux marchés et entrepreneurs -- Le département des Ponts et Chaussées et les entrepreneurs des ouvrages maritimes dans la seconde moitié du XVIIIe siècle -- Les entrepreneurs des fortifications du littoral, stratégies et trajectoires d'un microcosme lorientais et port-louisien (1695-1815) -- Pauvreté et travaux portuaires. Les ateliers de charité dans les ports bretons au XVIIIe siècle -- L'adjudication des petits travaux maritimes : évolution, spécialisation et contrôle. Le cas de la pointe extrême du Médoc (milieu XVIIIe-milieu XIXe siècle) -- Construire les phares de France -- Le service des phares et les entrepreneurs de travaux publics -- Travailler pour l'État. Les entrepreneurs des ouvrages de dense contre la mer du littoral morbihannais au XIXe siècle -- Les enjeux politiques et économiques -- Aménagements portuaires et littoraux en Provence -- Enjeux économiques et pouvoirs -- L'aménagement des petits et des grands ports dans un même système portuaire. Le cas du Languedoc entre Agde et Sète -- Le Crotoy ou Saint-Valery ? -- Enjeux politiques, commerciaux et maritimes de l'aménagement de la baie de Somme à la fin de l'Ancien Régime (1775-1789) -- Ici et pas ailleurs, les aménagements portuaires de la côte septentrionale du Finistère -- Saigon de 1862 aux années 1920. Création, aménagement et extension d'un port colonial français -- De la quête d'espace à la réflexion sur l'avenir, aménagements et mutations spatiales des ports de pêche de Bretagne méridionale -- L'estran et la plage aménagés -- Deux siècles d'aménagement de l'estran en Saintonge maritime (1680-1880) -- Des havres, des passages et des pêcheries. Les petits aménagements estuariens en Bretagne sous l'Ancien Régime -- L'aménagement du littoral l'exemple de l'ostréiculture en Bretagne Sud (1850-1986) -- De la sauvagerie du site au cadre rêvé pour des vacances. Aménagement du littoral et création d'un site pour installer et développer une station balnéaire (Bretagne Sud et Vendée, 1800-1945) -- Les voies fluviomaritimes et leurs ports Florent Godelaine -- Les ports ligériens du XVIe au XVIIIe siècle. État des lieux, débouchés économiques, infrastructures portuaires entre Angers et Nantes -- Les travaux de la "rivière de Nantes" au XVIIIe siècle. Projets et réalisations -- Aménagements et navigabilité. La Vilaine fluviomaritime au début de l'époque moderne -- Tonnay-Charente. Destins d'un port de commerce (XVIIe-XIXe siècle)
  • Du bilan aux perspectives. Pour une histoire partagée de l'aménagement portuaire et littoral.
"Les politiques d'aménagements des espaces portuaires, littoraux et fluviomaritimes sont au coeur de cet ouvrage qui veut comprendre les mécanismes à l'oeuvre depuis le XVIe siècle jusqu'au XXe siècle. Les aménagements sont étudiés dans leur diversité, des plus modestes aux plus spectaculaires, quai, bassin, jetée, phare, citadelle, et dans une dimension spatiale étendue, à l'échelle du littoral français, avec la mise en exploitation du trait de côte, de la saline au parc conchylicole, du pré-salé à la station balnéaire, en incluant la protection des littoraux, l'édification des digues et l'entretien des dunes, ou encore la question de l'accessibilité des estuaires et fleuves côtiers. Le livre aborde les questions majeures de l'innovation, de la technicité et de l'expertise des aménagements, celles des marchés et des entrepreneurs, acteurs peu connus, véritables bâtisseurs du littoral. Il interroge la problématique du développement au regard du coût et du financement des infrastructures, de la création à l'entretien, où s'entremêlent les enjeux économiques et les pouvoirs."--Page 4 of cover.
Green Library
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ix, 357 pages ; 24 cm
  • The long revolution / Des Freedman
  • Reflection on a future for public service television / Mark Thompson
  • Public service television and the crisis of content / Jon Thoday
  • TV advertising for all seasons / Tess Alps
  • Inventing public service media / Amanda D. Lotz
  • Does public service television really give consumers less good value for money than the rest of the market? / Patrick Barwise
  • The future of television in the US / Jennifer Holt
  • Pressures on public service media: insights from a comparative analysis of twelve democracies / Matthew Powers
  • Public service in Europe: five key points / Trine Syvertsen and Gunn Enli
  • Diversity: reflection and review / Sarita Malik
  • The BBC: a brief future history, 2017-2022 / David Hendy
  • Public service algorithms / James Bennett
  • Television and public service: a brief history
  • Principles of public service for the 21st century / Georgina Born
  • The purposes of broadcasting
  • revisited / Julian Petley
  • Back to the future: the uses of television in the digital age / Michael Bailey
  • Television, quality of life and the value of culture / David Hesmondhalgh
  • Shouting toward each other: economics, ideology, and public service television policy / Robert G. Picard
  • Everything for someone: for an inclusive definition of public service broadcasting / Brett Mills
  • Debating "distinctiveness": how useful a concept is it in measuring : the value and impact of the BBC? / Peter Goddard
  • The BBC: a radical rethink / Justin Schlosberg
  • Ensuring the future of public service television for the benefit of
  • Citizens
  • Voice of the listener & viewer
  • The social and cultural purposes of television today
  • Equity
  • Taking the principles of public service media into the digital ecology / Georgina Born
  • Television in a rapidly changing world: content, platforms and channels
  • New sources of public service content
  • Designing a new model of public service television (PST) / Robin Foster
  • Public service broadcasting as a digital commons / Graham Murdock
  • "Public service" in a globalized digital landscape / Ingrid Volkmer
  • Video-on-demand as public service television / Catherine Johnson
  • Do we still need public service television? / Luke Hyams
  • Television and diversity
  • Public service television in the nations and regions
  • Are you being heard? / Lenny Henry
  • Skills and training investment vital to the success of public service
  • Broadcasting
  • Creative skillset
  • The media cannot reflect society if society is not reflected in the media
  • Creative access
  • Does television represent us? / Ken Loach
  • Public service television in Wales / Caitriona Noonan and Sian Powell
  • Public service broadcasting: a view from Scotland / Robert Beveridge
  • Content diversity
  • Children and public service broadcasting / Sonia Livingstone and Claire Local
  • Public service television and sports rights / Paul Smith and Tom Evens
  • Securing the future for arts broadcasting / Caitriona Noonan and Amy Genders
  • Public service television and civic engagement / Daniel Jackson
  • Tunnel vision: the tendency for BBC economic and business news to follow elite opinion and exclude other credible perspectives / Gary James Merrill
  • How to strengthen public service television / Chris Tryhorn
  • Recommendations of the Puttnam report
  • Afterword / Vana Goblot and Natasha Cox.
"An edited collection that brings together some of the key documents from Goldsmiths' 2015 major inquiry into the nature, purpose and place of public service television. It includes the final report; a selection of submissions from academics, regulators, broadcasters and civil society groups; transcripts of key events and an evaluation of the inquiry itself"-- Provided by publisher.
Green Library
Book
198 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
  • Vorwort
  • Die Hafengeschichte historisch / Joachim W. Frank
  • Operation Störtebeker / Stephanie Fleischer
  • Lorichs Atelier / Klaudia Jeske
  • Die Kranzieher vom Neuen Krahn / Jürgen Rath
  • Der Kaffeebaron von der Elbe : ein zeitgenössisches Porträt aus der Speicherstadt / Stephanie Fleischer
  • Im Auge des Zyklons / Klaudia Jeske
  • Kuschelnde Krane / Britta Tensfeld-Pauls
  • Marie wandert aus / Britta Heitmann
  • Eine Liebe in Stein / Stephanie Fleischer
  • Noch einmal auf Start / Angelika Marie Hauck
  • Landmarken, Eisbein und Apfelsinen / Jürgen Rath
  • Auf zu den Nanas! / Angelika Marie Hauck
  • Zhylon und Nelinde / Britta Tensfeld-Pauls
  • Der letzte Hafen : Friedhof Ohlsdorf / Britta Heitmann
  • Die Autoren
  • Bildnachweis.
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xi, 280 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction
  • Part I: Being Gogo Breeze. Mass-mediated elderhood ; The grandfather's voices
  • Part II: Obligations on and off air. On air: beyond charity ; Off air: private service
  • Part III: Women and children. Between feminisms and paternalisms ; Children's voices
  • Part IV: Coda. Radio obligations
  • Appendix A: Confronting mill owners
  • Appendix B: Helping Miriam Nkhoma.
When Breeze FM Radio, in the provincial Zambian town of Chipata, hired an elderly retired school teacher in 2003, no one anticipated the skyrocketing success that would follow. A self-styled grandfather on air, Gogo Breeze seeks intimacy over the airwaves and dispenses advice on a wide variety of grievances and transgressions. Multiple voices are broadcast and juxtaposed through call-ins and dialogue, but free speech finds its ally in the radio elder who, by allowing people to be heard and supporting their claims, reminds authorities of their obligations toward the disaffected. Harri Englund provides a masterfully detailed study of this popular radio personality that addresses broad questions of free speech in Zambia and beyond. By drawing on ethnographic insights into political communication, Englund presents multivocal morality as an alternative to dominant Euro-American perspectives, displacing the simplistic notion of voice as individual personal property an idea common in both policy and activist rhetoric. Instead, Englund focuses on the creativity and polyphony of Zambian radio while raising important questions about hierarchy, elderhood, and ethics in the public sphere. A lively, engaging portrait of an extraordinary personality, Gogo Breeze will interest Africanists, scholars of radio and mass media, and anyone interested in the history and future of free speech.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226498935 20180312
Green Library
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xiii, 174 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • Introduction-- Greg Marsden and Louise Reardon Section One: Navigating the Role of the State Chapters 1. New Governance Challenges in the Era of `Smart' Mobility-- Iain Docherty 2. The Case of Mobility as a Service: A Critical Reflection on Challenges for Urban Transport and Mobility Governance-- Kate Pangbourne, Dominic Stead, Milos Mladenovic and Dimitris Milakis Section Two: Whose Voices are in the Smart Mobility Debate? 3. Smart Mobility: Disrupting Transport Governance?-- Robyn Dowling 4. Governing the Race to Automation-- Debbie Hopkins and Tim Schwanen 5. Who benefits from smart mobility policies? The Social Construction of Winners and Losers in the Connected Bikes Projects in the Netherlands-- Edgar Salas Girones and Darja Vrscaj Section Three: State Capacity 6. Governmental Capacity and the Smart Mobility Transition-- Diane Davis 7. Planning for Disruptive Transport Technologies: How Prepared Are Australian Transport Agencies?-- John Stone, David Ashmore, Jan Scheurer, Crystal Legacy and Carey Curtis 8. Does Governance Matter? An International Scenarios Exercise-- Greg Marsden and Louise Reardon Section Four: Conclusion 9. Conclusion: A Window of Opportunity-- Louise Reardon and Greg Marsden.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781787543201 20180521
Rapid changes are underway in mobility systems worldwide, including the introduction of shared mobility solutions, Mobility as a Service and the testing of automated vehicles. These changes are driven by the development and application of `smart' technologies. Transition to these technologies present significant opportunities for countries, cities and rural areas alike, offering the tempting prospect of economic benefit whilst resolving today's safety, congestion, and pollution problems. Yet while there is a wealth of research considering how these new technologies may impact on travel behaviour, improve safety and help the environment, there is a dearth of research exploring the key governance questions that the transition to these technologies pose in their disruption of the status quo, and changes to governance that may be required for the achievement of positive social outcomes. This book aims to step into this void and in doing so presents an agenda for future research and policy action. Bringing together a collection of internationally recognised scholars, drawing on case studies from around the world, authors critically reflect on three primary governance considerations. First, the changing role of the state both during and post-transition. Second, identifying the voices shaping the smart mobility discourse. And third, analysing the implications for the state's capacity to steer networks and outcomes as a result of these transitions. The authors argue that at present there exists a critical window of opportunity for researchers and practitioners to shape transitions and that this opportunity must be seized upon before it is too late.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781787543201 20180521
Green Library
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ix, 244 pages ; 22 cm
  • 1. Chapter 1: Introduction: Situating Independent Television in the cultural economy.- 2. Part I: Independent transformations. The politics of independence: Contextualising independent television production in the UK - Chapter 2. The creation of the independent sector in the UK.- 3. Chapter 3. Creative Industries policy and the rise of the `mega-indies'-- Independent television production in the age of New Labour.- 4. Part II: Working in independent television - Chapter 4: Creative labour and social change.- 5. Chapter 5 Working in the Indies: Precarity, value and burnout.- 6. Chapter 6 Networks, social capital and the burden of performativity.- 7. Part III: Cultural Value - Chapter 7 Independent Creativity.- 8. Chapter 8: Commercialisation, consolidation and cultural value: The restructuring of the British independent television industry, and the implications for production.- 9. Chapter 9. Conclusion: towards a moral economy of independent television production.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319716695 20180521
This book is the first authoritative account of the UK's independent television production sector, following the creation of Channel 4 in 1982. It examines the rise of a global industry, increasingly interconnected through format development, distribution, ancillary sales and rights. Drawing on case studies, interviews and policy analysis; the author considers the cultural politics behind the growth of the `indies', the labour conditions for workers in this sector, and some of the key television programmes that have been created within it. Filling an important gap in our understanding, this book constitutes a comprehensive account of this vital cultural industry for students, academics and researchers working in the areas of the cultural and creative industries, media and cultural policy and television studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319716695 20180521
Green Library
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xiv, 226 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Preface Acknowledgments 1. Early Life and Career 2. Government Man 3. Monon 4. Transition Years 5. Pittsburgh and Lake Erie 6. Missouri, Kansas and Texas 7. More Retirements Epilogue.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780253032881 20180530
In John W. Barriger III: Railroad Legend, historian H. Roger Grant details the fascinating life and impact of a transportation tycoon and "doctor of sick railroads." After graduating from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, John W. Barriger III (1899-1976) started his career on the Pennsylvania Railroad as a rodman, shop hand, and then assistant yardmaster. His enthusiasm, tenacity, and lifelong passion for the industry propelled him professionally, culminating in leadership roles at Monon Railroad, Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad, Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad and the Boston and Maine Railroad. His legendary capability to save railroad corporations in peril earned him the nickname "doctor of sick railroads, " and his impact was also felt far from the train tracks, as he successfully guided New Deal relief efforts for the Railroad Division of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation during the Depression and served in the Office of Defense Transportation during World War II. Featuring numerous personal photographs and interviews, John W. Barriger III is an intimate account of a railroad magnate and his role in transforming the transportation industry.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780253032881 20180530
Green Library
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xvii, 285 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction: Linguistic and Material Intimacies of Cell Phone Communication Joel C. Kuipers and Joshua A. Bell Part I: Origins 1. The Slow Road to Tartarus: Technological Fetishism, Materiality, and the Trafficking in "Conflict Minerals" in the Eastern DR Congo Jeffrey W. Mantz 2. The role of mobile phones in the mediation of border crossings: A study of Haiti and the Dominican Republic Heather A. Horst and Erin B. Taylor 3. `Bridges to Cash': Channelling Agency in Mobile Money Bill Maurer, Taylor C. Nelms, and Stephen C. Rea Part II: Uses 4. Medialects in the Creation of Mayan Peer Cultures: Romantic Texting as a New Literacy Practice Lourdes de Leon 5. Phone-made Poiesis: Towards an Ethnography of Call and Response Jennifer Deger 6. Technologically Mediated Sociality: Negotiating Culture, Communication and Access Elizabeth Keating 7. Safety, Sensemaking and Solidarity: Mobile Communication in the Immediate Aftermath of the July 22, 2011 Oslo Bombing Rich Ling, Pal Sundsoy, Leysia Palen, Geoff Canright, Johannes Bjelland, and Kenth Engo-Monsen 8. Piracy, Cloning, and Criminal Cats: The Discomforts of Cellularity in Brazil Alexander S. Dent 9. Curating Visual Experiences through Mobile Phones Alexandra Weilenmann and Thomas Hillman Part III: Ends of Life 10. Intimate Materialities in Cell Phone Repair: Performance, Anxiety and Trust in DC Repair Shops Joel C. Kuipers and Joshua A. Bell, with Jacqueline Hazen, Amanda Kemble, and Briel Kobak 11. Cell Phone Antinomies: A Commentary Webb Keane.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138229679 20180611
Linguistic and Material Intimacies of Cell Phones offers a detailed ethnographic and anthropological examination of the social, cultural, linguistic and material aspects of cell phones. With contributions from an international range of established and emerging scholars, this is a truly global collection with rural and urban examples from communities across the Global North and South. Linking the use of cell phones to contemporary discussions about representation, mediation and subjectivity, the book investigates how this increasingly ubiquitous technology challenges the boundaries of privacy and selfhood, raising new questions about how we communicate.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138229679 20180611
Green Library
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227 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
For American teenagers, getting a driver's license has long been a watershed moment, separating teens from their childish pasts as they accelerate toward the sweet, sweet freedom of their futures. With driver's license in hand, teens are on the road to buying and driving(and maybe even crashing) their first car, a machine which is home to many a teenage ritual-being picked up for a first date, "parking" at a scenic overlook, or blasting the radio with a gaggle of friends in tow. So important is this car ride into adulthood that automobile culture has become a stand-in, a shortcut to what millions of Americans remember about their coming of age. Machines of Youth traces the rise, and more recently the fall, of car culture among American teens. In this book, Gary S. Cross details how an automobile obsession drove teen peer culture from the 1920s to the 1980s, seducing budding adults with privacy, freedom, mobility, and spontaneity. Cross shows how the automobile redefined relationships between parents and teenage children, becoming a rite of passage, producing new courtship rituals, and fueling the growth of numerous car subcultures. Yet for teenagers today the lure of the automobile as a transition to adulthood is in decline.Tinkerers are now sidelined by the advent of digital engine technology and premolded body construction, while the attention of teenagers has been captured by iPhones, video games, and other digital technology. And adults have become less tolerant of teens on the road, restricting both cruising and access to drivers' licenses. Cars are certainly not going out of style, Cross acknowledges, but how upcoming generations use them may be changing. He finds that while vibrant enthusiasm for them lives on, cars may no longer be at the center of how American youth define themselves. But, for generations of Americans, the modern teen experience was inextricably linked to this particularly American icon.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226551135 20180618
Green Library
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197 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
The brave efforts of the pilots and crew of the RAF during the Second World War are well-known but there was another body of aviators that played a significant role in the conflict the men and women of the civilian airlines. The British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) was formed shortly after the outbreak of war in November 1939 by the amalgamation of Imperial Airways and British Airways. During the war BOAC operated as directed by the Secretary of State for Air, initially as the transport service for the RAF and with no requirement to act commercially. The inaugural BOAC had eighty-two aircraft, a large proportion of which were seaplanes and flying boats. With 54,000 miles of air routes over many parts of the world, ranging from the Arctic to South Africa, from the Atlantic coast of America to the eastern coast of India, the aircraft of the BOAC kept wartime Britain connected with its colonies and the free world, often under enemy fire. Over these routes, carrying mail, cargo and personnel, the men and machines of BOAC flew in the region of 19,000,000 miles a year. There can rarely have been a moment, throughout the war, when aircraft of the British merchant air service were not flying somewhere along the routes, despite losses from enemy action. This book explores much of their war history between 1939 and 1944 (the year that marked the 25th anniversary of British commercial aviation), something of their lives and their achievements in linking up the battlefronts at times cut off from any direct land or sea contacts with the Home Front and in transporting supplies through the new, dangerous and often uncharted regions of the air. With the Speedbird symbol or the Union Flag emblazoned on its aircraft the BOAC really did fly the flag for Britain throughout the wartime world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781473894099 20180430
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v, 235 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Labor migration and ICT
  • Social science of technology appropriation and impact
  • Acculturation and mobile communication
  • Methods
  • Mobile phone appropriation
  • Acculturation and adaptation.
Mobile Communication and Low-Skilled Migrants' Acculturation to Cosmopolitan Singapore examines the role of mobile communication in the acculturation of South Asian labor migrants to Singapore, adopting a mobile phone appropriation model and following a pluralistic-typological approach. While presenting data from a questionnaire survey and interviews with low-skilled migrants from Bangladesh and India in Singapore, it explores how their specific social conditions, including their transient status and low entitlements in their host country, influenced their mobile phone appropriation. It considers the links these migrants established and retained with their countries of origin and residence to identify several types of appropriation and acculturation types among the various populations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498552509 20180604
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xiv, 232 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Acknowledgments ix Introduction 1 1. Listening Between the Lines: Relational Labor, Productive Intimacy, and the Affective Contradictions of Call Center Work 34 2. Contesting Skill and Value: Race, Gender, and Filipino/American Relatability in the Neoliberal Nation-State 63 3 Inside Vox Elite: Call Center Training and the Limits of Filipino/American Relatability 93 4. Service with a Style: Aesthetic Pleasures, Productive Youth, and the Politics of Consumption 131 5. Queering the Call Center: Sexual Politics, HIV/AIDS, and the Crisis of (Re)Production 157 Conclusion 181 Notes 189 Bibliography 213 Index 225.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780822370598 20180423
In 2011 the Philippines surpassed India to become what the New York Times referred to as "the world's capital of call centers." By the end of 2015 the Philippine call center industry employed over one million people and generated twenty-two billion dollars in revenue. In A Nation on the Line Jan M. Padios examines this massive industry in the context of globalization, race, gender, transnationalism, and postcolonialism, outlining how it has become a significant site of efforts to redefine Filipino identity and culture, the Philippine nation-state, and the value of Filipino labor. She also chronicles the many contradictory effects of call center work on Filipino identity, family, consumer culture, and sexual politics. As Padios demonstrates, the critical question of call centers does not merely expose the logic of transnational capitalism and the legacies of colonialism; it also problematizes the process of nation-building and peoplehood in the early twenty-first century.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780822370598 20180423
Green Library
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xiii, 381 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Sovereign concerns: the formation of a semi-colonial steam transport network, 1860-1911
  • Aligning capital and flag: the steam shipping business, 1860-82
  • The shipping conference as collaboration, 1882-1913
  • The steamship as social space, 1860-1925
  • Shipping nationalism: the politics and business of shipping in China's early republic, 1912-27
  • Nanjing and Chongqing: the return of the state to shipping, 1927-37
  • The "new steamship": transformations of social space, 1925-37
  • Conclusion: Decolonizing the steamship network, 1937-56.
Navigating Semi-Colonialism examines steam navigation, which was introduced by foreign powers to Chinese waters in the mid-nineteenth century. Anne Reinhardt illuminates both conceptual and concrete aspects of this regime, arguing for the specificity of China's experience, its continuities with colonialism, and its links to global processes.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674983847 20180416
Green Library
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192 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
The growth of the ocean liner was driven not only by political and social changes, and developments in marine technology and design but also by increased competition as new companies were established to meet the demands of travellers. Most liner books tend to be focussed on the transatlantic routes whereas the main aim of this book is to tell the story of the whole global development of the ocean liner. The means that not only are the well-known vessels featured but also many lesser known routes and ships. The story starts in the ninetheenth century with the greatest migration ever seen. Communications around the world were also rapidly improving with the introduction of railways, the opening of the Suez Canal, a universal postal system and, most importantly, the laying of undersea telegraph cables. Tourism as we know it took off in the 1870s and 1880s. This was also a time of colonial expansion which would see Britain and other countries establishing empires around the world. To meet the demand, passenger ships became increasingly important with great advances being made not only in ship design but also marine engineering. These technological innovations soon included the introduction not only of the turbine but also diesel engines. Ocean liners also became statements of national pride and artistic achievements. The story concludes in the 1960s when, despite increasing numbers of travellers choosing to fly rather than travel by sea, a final flurry of liners were built, many of which had shorter lives than planned. The unique text is supported by over 250 carefully chosen photographs, many of which have never been seen before. A truly unique and evocative book for merchant ship enthusiasts and historians.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781526723161 20180430
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xvii, 266 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • The "Greatest display in nature" : the Niagara-Great Lakes borderland region before the War of 1812
  • "As irresistible as the 'cataract of Niagara'" : the Erie Canal and the promises of the North American canal age
  • "A salutary and desirable competition" : New York State influence in the building of the first Welland Canal
  • The Oswego Canal : "One of the great traveling and commercial thoroughfares"
  • "The great wonder of the canal."
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