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xxxiv, 412 p. : ill.
Book
1 online resource (309 pages).
  • Flat feelings
  • tipping the balance: one couple's experience
  • 2. The thinking and feeling functions: understanding what makes you tick
  • 3. Misunderstandings: the $64 question
  • what in the world went wrong?
  • 4. The workaholic trap: personality changes on the gerbil wheel
  • 5. Narcissism: mirror, mirror, on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?
  • 6. The narcissist's family: the birth of narcissism and its generational legacy
  • 7. The journey
  • Stage 1, awareness: learn to internalize your feelings
  • 8. The journey
  • Stage 2, rescheduling: problem-solving. Now or later, that is the question!
  • 9. The journey
  • Stage 3, non-controlling communication: unplugging our ears and staying on our own side of the fence
  • 10. Feeling and thinking language and behaviour: "I thought we spoke the same language!"
  • 11. Problem-solving through creativity: the logical circle
  • Appendices: 1. Learn to internalize your feelings
  • a summary
  • 2. Additional functions from Jung's Theory of Psychological Types
  • 3. Which is your inferior function?
Clinical psychologist Dr Barbara Killinger offers insights and a variety of techniques that she developed in working with her clients over the years. Through their stories, she illustrates the dynamics of workaholism, showing how it produces profound personality changes, negatively affects family interactions, and reduces effectiveness at work. She explains the dynamics of how workaholism can result in the loss of personal and professional integrity, and why ambitious, perfectionistic people typically become obsessive and increasingly narcissistic. Achieving Inner Balance in Anxious Times shows us how to become aware of the darker side of our personalities, and how to avoid conflict and power struggles by establishing clear ego boundaries that help build mutual trust and respect in our personal and professional lives. The achievement of inner balance makes work-life balance possible.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780773538443 20180521
Book
1 online resource (xiv, 289 pages) Digital: data file.
  • Contributors include Andy Anderson (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education), Emily Boyce (Simon Fraser), William Boyce (Queen's), Wendy Craig (Queen's), Lori J. Curtis (Waterloo), Louis Hugo Francescutti (University of Alberta), Ellen Jamieson (McMaster University), Angus MacMillan (McMaster), Harriet MacMillan (McMaster), Elaine Murkin (Canadian Institute of Child Health), Aileen Murphy (McCreary Centre), Debra Pepler (York), Colleen S. Poon (McCreary Centre), Christiane Poulin (Dalhousie), Irving Rootman (University of Victoria), Trevor Strome (University of Alberta), Roger S. Tonkin (McCreary Centre), Dawn Walker (Canadian Institute of Child Health), Christine Walsh (McMaster), and Cornelia Wieman (McMaster).
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780773535114 20180521
Current policy initiatives that address the health of youth, a group where more than one set of developmental standards may apply, often are based on conflicting evidence. At the same time, the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child has provided an over-arching ethical framework with the goal of ensuring that all children and youth have equal human rights, regardless of their personal or family circumstances. How do these approaches coincide and are they working? In Adolescent Health a contemporary setting is used to illustrate the intersection of evidence and ethics in policy making. Individual chapters describe the social determinants of youth health (chronic conditions, ethnicity, family income, school and peer relationships) and youth health behaviours and outcomes (substance use, violence, sexual and physical activity). Within this broad landscape of youth health issues, the authors apply the human rights principles of the Convention to their research to illustrate the often competing frameworks of evidence and ethics. The underlying question is whether social policy, in the real world, depends on science or human rights. Current knowledge translation practices are examined to detect the pathway most likely to influence youth health policy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780773535114 20180521
Book
1 online resource (ix, 152 pages). Digital: data file.
  • The pursuit of intelligence
  • Learning through replicating success
  • Learning through stories and models
  • Generating novelty
  • The lessons of experience.
"The first component of intelligence involves effective adaptation to an environment. In order to adapt effectively, organizations require resources, capabilities at using them, knowledge about the worlds in which they exist, good fortune, and good decisions. They typically face competition for resources and uncertainties about the future. Many, but possibly not all, of the factors determining their fates are outside their control. Populations of organizations and individual organizations survive, in part, presumably because they possess adaptive intelligence; but survival is by no means assured. The second component of intelligence involves the elegance of interpretations of the experiences of life. Such interpretations encompass both theories of history and philosophies of meaning, but they go beyond such things to comprehend the grubby details of daily existence. Interpretations decorate human existence. They make a claim to significance that is independent of their contribution to effective action. Such intelligence glories in the contemplation, comprehension, and appreciation of life, not just the control of it."-from The Ambiguities of Experience In The Ambiguities of Experience, James G. March asks a deceptively simple question: What is, or should be, the role of experience in creating intelligence, particularly in organizations? Folk wisdom both trumpets the significance of experience and warns of its inadequacies. On one hand, experience is described as the best teacher. On the other hand, experience is described as the teacher of fools, of those unable or unwilling to learn from accumulated knowledge or the teaching of experts. The disagreement between those folk aphorisms reflects profound questions about the human pursuit of intelligence through learning from experience that have long confronted philosophers and social scientists. This book considers the unexpected problems organizations (and the individuals in them) face when they rely on experience to adapt, improve, and survive. While acknowledging the power of learning from experience and the extensive use of experience as a basis for adaptation and for constructing stories and models of history, this book examines the problems with such learning. March argues that although individuals and organizations are eager to derive intelligence from experience, the inferences stemming from that eagerness are often misguided. The problems lie partly in errors in how people think, but even more so in properties of experience that confound learning from it. "Experience, " March concludes, "may possibly be the best teacher, but it is not a particularly good teacher.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780801448775 20180521
Book
1 online resource (viii, 367 pages)
  • Community-based treatment : a new idea a hundred years and more in the making / Stephen A. State
  • Issues and challenges in community mental health services : program and policy evaluation / Evelyn R. Vingilis
  • Interfacing hospital and community mental health services : the role of the emergency department / Beth Mitchell
  • Research on community treatment orders / Richard O'Reilly
  • The criminalization of mental illness / Virginia Aldigé Hiday and Heathcote W. Wales
  • Perspectives on violence risk assessment and management in mental health services / Ann Rocker, Gilles Côté, and Erika Braithwaite
  • The social stigma of mental illness / Ross Norman
  • Consumer participation in mental health services / Geoffrey Nelson and Jill Grant
  • Housing and mental health / Cheryl Forchuk
  • Collaborative mental health care : the evolving narrative / Raj Velamoor and Stephen A. State
  • Current developments in assertive community treatment / Joan Bishop [and others].
  • Supported employment / Eric Latimer.
The burden of mental illness on individuals, families, and communities has created profound challenges for our society. In recent years treatments and services for the mentally ill have moved almost exclusively to community settings, yet no comprehensive and progressive policies have emerged to counter stigmatizing and facilitate integration.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780773537958 20180521
Book
1 online resource (xi, 243 pages : portrait)
  • Why the words of business leaders matter
  • Hyperbole and delusion at Enron
  • Framing Anderson
  • The gates to Microsoft : exploiting web sites
  • AOLTimeWarner : claiming the internet kingdom
  • IBM and the privileges of an internet soapbox
  • Constructing Jack Welch, GE's corporate chieftain incarnate
  • Disney's narrative as personality prism
  • Nortel's "Remarkable" letter
  • Three tenors in perfect harmony
  • Creating "North America's Railroad"
  • Towards greater accountability for CEO-speak
  • Appendices: Skilling and Lay's last letter to shareholders of Enron
  • Remarks of Joseph F. Berardino, managing partner/CEO of Anderson, to the US House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services, 12 December 2001
  • AOLTimeWarner's internet policy statement
  • General Electric's 1991 CEO letter to shareholders
  • Letter to stockholders, 1940 Walt Disney productions' annual report
  • Letter to stockholders, 1941 Walt Disney productions' annual report.
Deconstructing the double-speak of CEOs from Bill Gates to Jack Welch.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780773530379 20180521
Book
1 online resource (xx, 319 pages) : illustrations
  • Section 1. Genes and personality traits
  • section 2. Social and ethical issues challenging genes and environment interplays
  • section 3. Interactive models of genes and environment interplays : some examples and observations.
Advances in genetic research have captured the attention of the media and the public through reports about genetically caused diseases and behaviours. However, all too often the coverage of scientists' innovations has implied that genetic factors alone are responsible for effects ranging from personality and sexual preferences to morbid obesity and intellectual disabilities. Challenging Genetic Determinism argues that hypotheses cannot be based solely on genetic factors but must take into account the context in which these factors occur.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780773537804 20180521
Book
1 online resource (1 online resource (x, 221 pages))
  • When Structure Met Agency
  • Institutional Context: "And It Was Kind of Hard to Get Information"
  • Gender: "Men Work, Women Have Children"
  • Social Context: "It's Just What My Family Does"
  • Role of Policy: "We're Supposed to be Learning"
  • Role of Theory: Choosing to Labour?
  • App. A Profile of Participants
  • App. B Data and Methodology.
Young people about to leave high school argue that they are determining their own destinies. Scholarly debates also suggest that the influence of structural factors such as social class on an individual's life course is decreasing. Wolfgang Lehmann challenges this view and offers a detailed comparative analysis of the inter-relationships between social class, institutional structures, and individual educational and career choices. Through a qualitative study of academic-track high school students and participants in youth apprenticeships in Germany and Canada, Lehmann shows how the range of available school-work transition options are defined by both gender and social class. Highlighting the importance of the institutional context in understanding school-work transitions, particularly in relation to Germany's celebrated apprenticeship system, which rests on highly streamed secondary schooling and a stratified labour market, Lehmann argues that social inequalities are maintained in part by the choices made by young people, rather than simply by structural forces. Choosing to Labour? concludes with an exploration of how public policy can meet the dual challenge of providing young people with meaningful and equitable educational experiences, while simultaneously fulfilling the need for a skilled workforce.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780773532809 20180521
Book
1 online resource (xiii, 343 pages) : illustrations.
  • Introduction: Making climate change understandable / Joseph F.C. DiMento, Pamela Doughman
  • A primer on global climate-change science / John T. Abatzoglou, Joseph F.C. DiMento, Pamela Doughman, Stefano Nespor
  • Climate-change effects, adaptation, and mitigation / John Abatzoglou, Crystal A. Kolden, Joseph F.C. DiMento, Pamela Doughman, Stefano Nespor
  • The scientific consensus on climate change: how do we know we're not wrong? / Naomi Oreskes
  • Climate change: how the world is responding / Joseph F.C. DiMento, Pamela Doughman
  • Climate change as news: challenges in communicating environmental science / Andrew C. Revkin
  • Climate change and human security / Richard A. Matthew
  • Climate change: what it means for us, our children, and our grandchildren / Joseph F.C. DiMento, Pamela Doughman, Suzanne Levesque.
An updated and accessible account of what science knows about climate change, incorporating the latest scientific findings and policy initiatives. Most of us are familiar with the term climate change but few of us understand the science behind it. We don't fully comprehend how climate change will affect us, and for that reason we might not consider it as pressing a concern as, say, housing prices or unemployment. This book explains the scientific knowledge about global climate change clearly and concisely in engaging, nontechnical language, describes how it will affect all of us, and suggests how government, business, and citizens can take action against it. This completely revised and updated edition incorporates the latest scientific research and policy initiatives on climate change. It describes recent major legislative actions, analyzes alternative regulatory tools including new uses of taxes and markets, offers increased coverage of China and other developing nations, discusses the role of social media in communicating about climate change, and provides updated assessments of the effects of climate change. The book first explains the basic scientific facts about climate change and its global impact. It discusses the nature of scientific consensus and the strong consensus of mainstream science on climate change. It then explores policy responses and corporate actions in the United States and the rest of the world, discusses how the communication of climate change information by journalists and others can be improved, and addresses issues of environmental justice-how climate change affects the most vulnerable populations and regions. We can better tackle climate change, this book shows us, if we understand it.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780262525879 20180521
Book
1 online resource (ix, 246 pages) : illustration
  • Part I: Thinking about Cyber 1. An Introduction to National Security and Cyberspace Derek S. Reveron 2. Speculative Security Patrick Jagoda 3. Operational Considerations in Cyber Attack and Cyber Exploitation Herbert Lin 4. Joining Cybercrime and Cyberterrorism: A Likely Scenario Steven BucciPart II: Armed Conflict and Cyber Defense 5. Inter arma silent leges Redux? The Law of Armed Conflict and Cyber ConflictDavid P. Fidler 6. The Emerging Structure of Strategic Cyber Offense, Cyber Defense, and Cyber Deterrence Richard B. Andres 7. A New Framework for Cyber Deterrence Jeffrey R. Cooper 8. Cybered Conflict, Cyber Power, and Security Resilience as Strategy Chris DemchakPart III: National Approaches to Cybersecurity and Cyberwar9. Persistent Enemies and Cyberwar: Rivalry Relations in an Age of Information Warfare Brandon Valeriano and Ryan Maness 10. Competing Transatlantic Visions of CybersecurityJames Joyner 11. The Bear Goes Digital: Russia and Its Cyber Capabilities Nikolas K. Gvosdev 12. China in Cyberspace Nigel Inkster 13. Toward a Theory of Cyber Power: Strategic Purpose in Peace and War John B. Sheldon 14. ConclusionDerek S. Reveron Contributors Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781589019188 20180521
In a very short time, individuals and companies have harnessed cyberspace to create new industries, a vibrant social space, and a new economic sphere that are intertwined with our everyday lives. At the same time, individuals, subnational groups, and governments are using cyberspace to advance interests through malicious activity. Terrorists recruit, train, and target through the Internet, hackers steal data, and intelligence services conduct espionage. Still, the vast majority of cyberspace is civilian space used by individuals, businesses, and governments for legitimate purposes. "Cyberspace and National Security" brings together scholars, policy analysts, and information technology executives to examine current and future threats to cyberspace. They discuss various approaches to advance and defend national interests, contrast the US approach with European, Russian, and Chinese approaches, and offer new ways and means to defend interests in cyberspace and develop offensive capabilities to compete there. Policymakers and strategists will find this book to be an invaluable resource in their efforts to ensure national security and answer concerns about future cyberwarfare.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781589019188 20180521
Book
1 online resource (x, 264 pages) : illustrations
  • Machine generated contents note: 1. A Tale of Two Ministries: The Ministry of War, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, and the Reform of the Russian Fire Department, 1855
  • 65
  • 2. The Implementation of Reform: Developing Urban Autonomy in the Public Fire Department, 1865
  • 80
  • 3. Disagreement without Opposition: The City, the State, and the Fight for Control of the Municipal Fire Department in Kazan, 1881
  • 86
  • 4. A Conservative Public Sphere: Volunteer Fire Departments, 1880
  • 1914
  • 5. The Imperial Russian Society of Firefighters, 1893
  • 1914
  • 6. Visualizing Civil Society: The Photographer and the Firefighter.
Nineteenth-century commentators often claimed that Russia burned to the ground every thirty years. In an empire whose cities were built of wood, firefighters had a visible presence throughout Russia's urban centres and became politically active across the country. Democracy Burning? studies the political, cultural, and social values of volunteer firefighters and reveals the ways in which their public organizations cooperated with the authoritarian state. Nigel Raab considers the important roles that nationalism, regionalism, militarism, photography, and civil society played in fire departments and challenges prevailing notions that volunteer organizations opposed the state. His analysis not only provides insights into questions about a nascent civic consciousness in the years leading to revolution but also reveals new and important information about other aspects of urban life. A skilled work of history and urban studies, Democracy Burning? forces us to rethink the way we consider large public organizations and their relation to authoritarian governments.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780773537798 20180521
Book
1 online resource (xviii, 319 pages) : illustrations
  • LIST OF FIGURES ix LIST OF TABLES xi PREFACE xiii ABBREVIATIONS xvii Introduction 1 PROLOGUE: Beyond Civil Rights 13 CHAPTER ONE: Governors and Their Advisers, 1918-1942 16 CHAPTER TWO: The Governed: Japanese Americans and Politics, 1880-1942 40 CHAPTER THREE: Establishing the Structures of Internment, from Limited to Mass Internment, 1942-1943 76 CHAPTER FOUR: The Liberal Democratic Way of Management, 1942-1943 107 CHAPTER FIVE: "Why Awake a Sleeping Lion?" Governance during the Quiet Period, 1943-1944 148 CHAPTER SIX: "Taking Away the Candy": Relocation, the Twilight of the Japanese Empire, and Japanese American Politics, 1944-1945 180 CHAPTER SEVEN: The Long Shadow of Internment 207 EPILOGUE: Toward Human Rights 219 NOTES 223 A NOTE ON SOURCES 295 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 305 INDEX 309.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691138237 20180521
During World War II some 120,000 Japanese Americans were forcibly removed from their homes and detained in concentration camps in several states. These Japanese Americans lost millions of dollars in property and were forced to live in so-called "assembly centers" surrounded by barbed wire fences and armed sentries. In this insightful and groundbreaking work, Brian Hayashi reevaluates the three-year ordeal of interred Japanese Americans. Using previously undiscovered documents, he examines the forces behind the U.S. government's decision to establish internment camps. His conclusion: the motives of government officials and top military brass likely transcended the standard explanations of racism, wartime hysteria, and leadership failure. Among the other surprising factors that played into the decision, Hayashi writes, were land development in the American West and plans for the American occupation of Japan. What was the long-term impact of America's actions? While many historians have explored that question, Hayashi takes a fresh look at how U.S. concentration camps affected not only their victims and American civil liberties, but also people living in locations as diverse as American Indian reservations and northeast Thailand.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691138237 20180521
Book
1 online resource (1 online resource (xxiv, 1039 pages)) Digital: data file.
  • Maps-- * Trinidad * Tobago Acknowledgements I Introduction 1 Purpose of This Dictionary-- 2 Notes on Historical Language Background II How to Use This Dictionary 1 The Structure of an Entry-- 2 Frequently Asked Questions-- 3 Notes on Pronunciation-- 4 Notes on Flora and Fauna Entries References Cited III Additions and Corrections Entries A-Z Indexes: A. Flora by Scientific Names-- B. Fauna by Scientific Names.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780773534063 20180521
The first comprehensive, historical, scholarly dictionary of the English and English Creole languages of Trinidad & Tobago.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780773534063 20180521
Book
1 online resource (256 pages)
  • Preface / Marni Jackson
  • Introduction / Shannon Cowan, Fiona Tinwei Lam and Cathy Stonehouse
  • Room to Write
  • Drafts 1-12 (Not Including 11) / Jane Silcott
  • Crib and the Desk / Denise Roig
  • Motherhood and Other Possibilities / Susan Musgrave
  • Opposing Forces / Cori Howard
  • Double Life / Robyn Sarah
  • Becoming a Writer
  • My Breasts Had Become Eyes / Di Brandt
  • Other Is the Longest Part of Mothering / Catherine Owen
  • Mother, Writing / Luanne Armstrong
  • Elements / Fiona Tinwei Lam
  • & in our languages, mother is the land / Sharron Proulx-Turner
  • Mothering First
  • Mum's Guide to Outer Space / Catherine Kirkness
  • Sun Knows What It Does / Deirdre Maultsaid
  • Wearing Different Hats / Theresa Shea
  • Transformations / Stephanie Bolster
  • Muse
  • Mama's Voices / Susan Olding
  • Joshua Stone / Anne Simpson
  • Motherhood and the Muses / Noreen Shanahan
  • Dreams: The First, Irreplaceable Maps / Elizabeth Greene
  • Mother to Vision / Sally Ito
  • Only a Day to Visit / Linda Spalding
  • Words of Advice
  • Record of a Live Birth, and Other Stories / Joanne Arnott
  • Stretch Marks / Renee Rodin
  • Motherlodes, Muses, Mapmakers / Janice Kulyk Keefer
  • Letters to a Young Mother Who Writes / Rachel Rose.
"Double Lives is a compelling and exciting collection of twenty-five original personal essays about the challenges and synergies of pursuing the passion to write and having a family. From seasoned professional to noteworthy new talents, the authors in this collection make a significant and illuminating contribution to our understanding of how writer and mother co-exist."--Jacket.
Book
1 online resource (222 pages).
  • Acknowledgments ix Introduction 1 PART ONE: Monumental Federalism 1. Owen in America: Ambiguities in the Concept of the Federal System 17 2. Indians and Individualists: A Multiplicity of Sovereignties 30 3. An Imperium in Imperio: The Mormon Empire and Later Developments 46 4. Another Yoder Case: The Separatist Community and the Dissenting Individual 65 5. Melting Pots and Pariah Peoples 80 PART TWO: The Peaceable Kingdom 6. Theoreticians: Questions Left Open 101 7. The Minority Treaties of the League of Nations 119 8. The Debate over Education: Truth, Peace, Citizenship 138 9. Children and Groups: Problems in Fact and in Theory 157 10. Negotiating the Frameworks: The Problem of the Sensitive Citizen 178 Conclusion 203 Index 211.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691089249 20180521
From outlawing polygamy and mandating public education to protecting the rights of minorities, the framing of group life by the state has been a subject of considerable interest and controversy throughout the history of the United States. The subject continues to be important in many countries. This book deals with state responses to cultural difference through the examination of a number of encounters between individuals, groups and the state, in the United States and elsewhere. The book opens the concepts of groups and the state, arguing for the complexity of their relations and interpenetrations. Carol Weisbrod draws on richly diverse historical and cultural material to explore various structures that have been seen as appropriate for adjusting relations between states and internal groups. She considers the experience of the Mormons, the Amish and Native Americans in the United States, the Mennonites in Germany and the Jews in Russia to illustrate arrangements and accommodations in different times and places. The Minorites Treaties of the League of Nations, political federalism, religious exemptions, nonstate schools and rules about adoption are among the mechanisms discussed th.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691089249 20180521
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1 online resource (vi, 393 pages : illustrations, portraits)
  • The accounts
  • The list, the class, the story-form
  • Peter of Hanover and the wild girl of Songi
  • The debates
  • The wild boy of Aveyron
  • Victor's afterlife
  • Wolf children
  • Confinement and freedom.
This book examines the history of the scientific fascination with stories of.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780773529724 20180521
Book
1 online resource (vii, 216 pages) : portraits
  • Introduction: Youth culture, complexity, and rave. PART ONE. Rave culture, history, and social experience. From New York to Ibiza to Britain to Toronto: rave histories, contexts, and panics
  • Doctrines, disappointments, and dance: perspectives and activities in the rave scene
  • Making impressions, making investments: identities, relationships, commitments, and rave. PART TWO. Reading rave, interpreting youth culture. Fight, flight, or chill: reconsidering youth subcultural resistance
  • Marketing "The vibe": community, nostalgia, political economy, and rave. Conclusion. Raise a fist? Reflections on theory and practice. Appendix 1: Comments about method and theory.
Book
1 online resource (xiii, 205 pages).
  • Introduction-- Part I-- 1. What are the media? What is media studies?-- 2. What is culture? What is cultural studies?-- Part II-- 3. Texts and signs in media and culture-- 4. Cultural and media identities-- 5. Genres: Television and film-- 6. Audiences-- 7. Popular Cultures-- 8. Production and consumption of media and culture-- 9. Subcultures-- 10. Media: Methods of analysis-- 11. Theories of cultural analysis-- Part III-- 12. Week One, Semester I, Year One-- 13. Reading, Writing, and Essays-- 14. Common Errors in writing and presenting-- 15. Examinations-- 16. Seminars, presentations, and group work-- 17. Dissertations and research projects-- 18. Media Production-- 19. Employability and Progress Files-- Bibliography and recommended reading.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780748616954 20180521
This book presents a clear, concise and critical introduction to contemporary media and cultural studies. The book will be of interest to all students about to embark on courses in which knowledge of the mass media, cultural identities, popular culture, film, or television, forms a part of their programme. But the book is also aimed at those who are interested in how media and cultural identities can be studied in relation to audiences and industries in the context of local and global media. And finally, the book is of interest to all those who are studying aspects of the media, culture, and communications industries and who want to consolidate their knowledge and critical skills in more comprehensive ways. Get Set for Media and Cultural Studies will provide a concise learning aid. Features: * Explores core subjects taught in media and cultural studies degrees. * Includes case studies and illustrations from contemporary media and cultural studies. * Introduces students to the identities and organisations which comprise the media and culture industries today. * Covers transferable and employability skills that students will gain from the study of media and culture as well as guidance on work inside and outside the media and culture industries.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780748616954 20180521
This book presents a clear, concise and critical introduction to contemporary media and cultural studies. The book will be of interest to all students about to embark on courses in which knowledge of the mass media, cultural identities, popular culture, film, or television, forms a part of their programme. But the book is also aimed at those who are interested in how media and cultural identities can be studied in relation to audiences and industries in the context of local and global media. And finally, the book is of interest to all those who are studying aspects of the media, culture, and communications industries and who want to consolidate their knowledge and critical skills in more comprehensive ways. Get Set for Media and Cultural Studies will provide a concise learning aid.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780748626472 20180521

19. Global health law [2014]

Book
1 online resource (xvi, 541 pages) : illustrations Digital: text file; PDF.
  • Part 1. Failures in Global Health and Their Consequences: Health Inequities in Today's Globalized World
  • part 2. Global Health Institutions
  • part 3. International Law and Global Health
  • part 4. On the Horizon.
  • Global health justice: towards a transformative agenda for health equity
  • Globalized health hazards: the need for collective global action
  • Global health law in the broader currents of global governance for health
  • Fulfilling the promise of the world health organization
  • Old and new institutions: from the world bank to the global fund, GAVI alliance, and Gates foundation
  • The international health regulations: responding to public health emergencies of international concern
  • The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control: the global response to tobacco
  • Health and human rights: human dignity, global justice, and personal security
  • Global health, international trade, and intellectual property: toward a fair deal for the global south
  • "Getting to zero" : scientific innovation, social mobilization, and human rights in the AIDS pandemic
  • The international migration of health workers: a troubling example of global injustice
  • Pandemic influenza: a case study on global health security
  • The "silent" pandemic of non-communicable diseases
  • Imagining global health with justice.
Despite global progress, staggering health inequalities between rich and poor raise basic questions of social justice. Defining the field of global health law, Lawrence Gostin drives home the need for effective governance and offers a blueprint for reform, based on the principle that the opportunity to live a healthy life is a basic human right.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674728844 20180521
Book
1 online resource (xxi, 788 pages)
  • *FrontMatter, pg. i*Contents, pg. vii*Introduction to the 2012 Edition, pg. xi*Acknowledgments, pg. xxi*Prologue, pg. 1*1-24, pg. 4*25-54, pg. 105*55-89, pg. 225*90-119, pg. 350*120-149, pg. 484*150-169, pg. 616*170-182, pg. 709*Index, pg. 783.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691154077 20180521
Depicting the lives of the saints in an array of factual and fictional stories, The Golden Legend was perhaps the most widely read book, after the Bible, during the late Middle Ages. It was compiled around 1260 by Jacobus de Voragine, a scholarly friar and later archbishop of Genoa, whose purpose was to captivate, encourage, and edify the faithful, while preserving a vast store of information pertaining to the legends and traditions of the church. In this translation, the first in English of the complete text, William Granger Ryan captures the immediacy of this rich work, which offers an important guide for readers interested in medieval art and literature and, more generally, in popular religious culture. Arranged according to the order of saints' feast days, these fascinating stories are now combined into one volume. This edition also features an introduction by Eamon Duffy contextualizing the work.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691154077 20180521

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