Acquisitions Go Global : an introduction to library collection management in the 21st century by Jim AgeeThis book is a guide that leads the reader through many aspects of a library's collection including the user, current holdings, selection, and acquisition of new materials. The reader is also led to consider budgets, and how books are made available in 21st century markets. Methods for assessing library vendors are described. Practical details are frequently included; concepts and theory are alluded to but are not a major emphasis of the text. A global scope creates an inclusive mood for readers in developed or developing nations. The final chapter speculates upon acquisitions librarianship in the 21st century, on influences of biotechnology, nanotechnology, and increased computerization. This is a fundamental book for the student or practicing librarian, a book that shares much about acquisitions but admits an uncertainty about the evolution of the profession. The author brings a global scope, and global examples to the text The text draws on more than a decade of authorial experience in acquisitions librarianship The author discusses potential acquisitions problems and solutions
Publication Date: 2007-02-28
Ancient Greek Civilization by David SansoneThe third edition of Ancient Greek Civilization is a concise, engaging introduction to the history and culture of ancient Greece from the Minoan civilization to the age of the Roman Empire. Explores the evolution and development of Greek art, literature, politics, and thought across history, as well as the ways in which these were affected by Greek interaction with other cultures Now includes additional illustrations and maps, updated notes and references throughout, and an expanded discussion of the Hellenistic period Weaves the latest scholarship and archeological excavations into the narrative at an appropriate level for undergraduates
Publication Date: 2016-09-12
Ancient Rhetoric and Oratory by Thomas HabinekThis book introduces readers to the ancient rhetorical tradition by investigating key questions about the origins, nature and importance of rhetoric. Explores the role of the orator, especially the two greatest figures of the tradition, Demosthenes and Cicero Investigates the place of rhetoric at the center of ancient education Considers the role of rhetoric since the end of antiquity. Includes a glossary of proper names and technical terms; a chronological table of political events, authors, orators, and rhetorical works; and suggestions for further reading.
Publication Date: 2008-04-15
Antiquity : Greeks and Romans in context by Frederick G. Naerebout; Henk W. SingorAntiquity: Greeks and Romans in Context provides a chronological introduction to the history of ancient Mediterranean civilizations within the larger context of its contemporary Eurasian world. Innovative approach organizes Greek and Roman history into a single chronology Combines the traditional historical story with subjects that are central to modern research into the ancient world including a range of social, cultural, and political topics Facilitates an understanding of the ancient Mediterranean world as a unity, just as the Mediterranean world is in its turn presented as part of a larger whole Covers the entire ancient Mediterranean world from pre-history through to the rise of Islam in the seventh century A.D. Features a diverse collection of images, maps, diagrams, tables, and a chronological chart to aid comprehension English translation of a well-known Dutch book, De oudheid, now in its third edition
Publication Date: 2014-01-09
Collection Development and Management for 21st Century Library Collections by Vicki L. GregoryCollection development and management practices, like most everything in the library world, are changing rapidly, and forthcoming new editions of our Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management, by Peggy Johnson, and Collection Development and Management for 21st Century Library Collections, by Vicki Gregory, will fill different gaps created by this flux. FCDM, a longstanding ALA book now going into its fourth edition, is the most popular textbook in this area, known in particular for its excellence in the area of collection development for academic libraries. This book, on the other hand, came over from Neal-Schuman, and the proposed book would be its first revision. While not as popular in LIS programs as FCDM, it has sold extremely well. Although Vicki Gregory wrote it with the intention of making as much of the content as evergreen as possible, it could be that the current edition has reached a point, having been published in 211, that it is being dropped from programs for being out of date.This proposed revision will bring this book up to date on electronic materials and new practices. The author's revision plan to-date includes the following elements, but this is a draft plan, and I have given her a list of faculty who use her book to contact for more feedback:* thoroughly update the first chapter ("The Impact of New Technologies on Trends in Collection Development and Management"), removing many subjects and adding new technology and self-publishing;* add a long piece on self-censorship as a component of intellectual freedom;* add more and revised electronic sources for selection, with more emphasis on electronic sources;* add weeding of electronic materials to the weeding section;* update the Bibliography;* update the vendor lists; and* update the material on the CD (for use on a Web Extra), including new collection development plans with accompanying permissions.From the first edition:Covering virtually every aspect of its subject, Collection Development and Management for 21st Century Library Collections is a soup-to-nuts guide perfect for students and beginning librarians, yet full of sage advice and new ideas for experienced practitioners. This landmark new text was overseen by a stellar editorial advisory board: Karen Brown (Dominican University), Kay Ann Cassell (Rutgers University), Alma Dawson (Lousiana State University), Ann O'Neill (Emporia State University), and Patricia Oyler (Simmons College). Vicki Gregory, Professor at the University of South Florida, takes a process approach to her subject, making the book easy to consult about a specific question or problem. Practical and to the point, here's an authoritative guide to collection development and management that covers the entire gamut:* Chapter 1: The Impact of New Technologies on Trends in Collection Development and Management* Chapter 2: Needs Assessment in Collection Development* Chapter 3: Collection Development Policies* Chapter 4: Selection Sources and Processes* Chapter 5: Acquisitions* Chapter 6: Budgeting and Fiscal Management* Chapter 7: Assessment and Evaluation of the Collection, including Deselection (Weeding)* Chapter 8: Cooperative Collection Development and Resource Sharing* Chapter 9: Marketing the Collection and Outreach to the Community* Chapter 1: Legal Issues in Collection Development* Chapter 11: Diversity and ADA Issues* Chapter 12: Gifts and Exchanges* Chapter 13: Professional Ethics and Intellectual Freedom* Chapter 14: Preservation* Chapter 15: Future of Collection Development and ManagementEach chapter includes discussion questions, activities, references, and selected readings. Special features include samples of a needs assessment report, a collection development policy, an approval plan, and an electronic materials license.
Publication Date: 2019-01-25
A Companion to Greek Architecture by Margaret M. Miles (Editor)A Companion to Greek Architecture provides an expansive overview of the topic, including design, engineering, and construction as well as theory, reception, and lasting impact. Covers both sacred and secular structures and complexes, with particular attention to architectural decoration, such as sculpture, interior design, floor mosaics, and wall painting Makes use of new research from computer-driven technologies, the study of inscriptions and archaeological evidence, and recently excavated buildings Brings together original scholarship from an esteemed group of archaeologists and art historians Presents the most up-to-date English language coverage of Greek architecture in several decades while also sketching out important areas and structures in need of further research
Publication Date: 2016-06-13
A Companion to Roman Art by Barbara E. Borg (Editor)A Companion to Roman Art encompasses various artistic genres, ancient contexts, and modern approaches for a comprehensive guide to Roman art. Offers comprehensive and original essays on the study of Roman art Contributions from distinguished scholars with unrivalled expertise covering a broad range of international approaches Focuses on the socio-historical aspects of Roman art, covering several topics that have not been presented in any detail in English Includes both close readings of individual art works and general discussions Provides an overview of main aspects of the subject and an introduction to current debates in the field
Publication Date: 2015-09-09
Constitutional knowledge and its impact on citizenship exercise in a networked society by Ana Melro (Editor); Lídia Oliveira (Editor)National constitutions allow citizens to exercise full citizenship rights, leading to a growing importance in understanding these laws. This knowledge, more widespread thanks to the ever-growing use of digital networks, allows for more enlightened national citizens in every corner of the world. Constitutional Knowledge and Its Impact on Citizenship Exercise in a Networked Society is a pivotal reference source that analyzes how constitutional awareness occurs in various countries and how citizenship participation is encouraged through the use of digital tools. While highlighting topics such as mobile security, transparency accountability, and constitutional awareness, this publication is ideally designed for professionals, students, academicians, and policymakers seeking current research on citizens' lack of awareness of their rights.
The Essentials of Instructional Design : connecting fundamental principles with process and practice by Abbie H. Brown; Timothy D. GreenThe Essentials of Instructional Design, 4th Edition introduces the fundamental elements, principles, and practice of instructional design (ID) to students new to ID. Key procedures within the ID process--learner analysis, task analysis, needs analysis, developing goals and objectives, organizing instruction, developing instructional activities, assessing learner achievement, and evaluating the success of the instructional design--are covered comprehensively and enriched with descriptions and examples of how these procedures are accomplished using the best-known models. Unlike most other ID books, The Essentials of Instructional Design provides an overview of the principles and practice of ID without placing emphasis on any one ID model. Offering the voices of instructional designers from a number of professional settings and providing real-life examples from across sectors, students learn how professional organizations put the various ID processes into practice. This revised edition features new activities, quizzes, and content on professional development. Offering a variety of possible approaches for each step in the ID process and clearly explaining the strengths and challenges associated with each, this book prepares students with the information they need to make informed decisions as they design and develop instruction.
Publication Date: 2019-09-10
Exploring Greek Myth by Matthew ClarkExploring Greek Myth offers an extensive discussion of variant forms of myths and lesser-known stories, including important local myths and local versions of PanHellenic myths. Clark also discusses approaches to understanding myths, allowing students to gain an appreciation of the variety in one volume. Guides students from an introductory understanding of myths to a wide-ranging exploration of current scholarly approaches on mythology as a social practice and as an expression of thought Written in an informal conversational style appealing to students by an experienced lecturer in the field Offers extensive discussion of variant forms of myths and many lesser known, but deserving, stories Investigates a variety of approaches to the study of myth including: the sources of our knowledge of Greek myth, myth and ritual in ancient Greek society, comparative myth, myth and gender, hero cult, psychological interpretation of myth, and myth and philosophy Includes suggestions in each chapter for essays and research projects, as well as extensive lists of books and articles for further reading The author draws on the work of many leading scholars in the field in his exploration of topics throughout the text
An integrated approach to communication theory and research by Don W. Stacks (Editor); Michael B. Salwen (Editor); Kristen C. Eichhorn (Editor)This new edition provides a comprehensive overview of current theory and research written by the top theorists and researchers in each area. It has been updated to address the growing influence of technology, changing relationships, and several growing integrated approaches to communication and includes seven new chapters on: ■ Digital Media ■ Media Effects ■ Privacy ■ Dark Side ■ Applied Communication ■ Relational Communication ■ Instructional Communication ■ Communication and the Law The book continues to be essential reading for students and faculty who want a thorough overview of contemporary communication theory and research.
Publication Date: 2019-03-14
Marxism : Karl Marx's fifteen key concepts for cultural and communication studies by Christian FuchsThis introductory text is a critical theory toolkit on how to how to make use of Karl Marx's ideas in media, communication, and cultural studies. Karl Marx's ideas remain of crucial relevance, and in this short, student-friendly book, leading expert Christian Fuchs introduces Marx to the reader by discussing 15 of his key concepts and showing how they matter for understanding the digital and communicative capitalism that shapes human life in twenty-first century society. Key concepts covered include: the dialectic, materialism, commodities, capital, capitalism, labour, surplus-value, the working class, alienation, means of communication, the general intellect, ideology, socialism, communism, and class struggles. Students taking courses in Media, Culture and Society; Communication Theory; Media Economics; Political Communication; and Cultural Studies will find Fuchs' concise introduction an essential guide to Marx.
Publication Date: 2019-11-21
New femininities by Rosalind Gill; Christina Scharff (editors)This is a collection of original essays that looks at the way in which experiences and representations of femininity are changing, and explores the possibilities for producing 'new' femininities in the twenty-first century. The volume includes a Preface by leading feminist scholar Angela McRobbie.
Publication Date: 2013-05-31
Postfeminism and Health : critical psychology and media perspectives by Sarah Riley; Adrienne Evans; Martine RobsonThis groundbreaking book employs a transdisciplinary and poststructuralist methodology to develop the concept of 'postfeminist healthism,' a twenty-first-century understanding of women's physical and mental health formed at the intersections of postfeminist sensibilities, neoliberal constructs of citizenship and the notion of health as an individual responsibility managed through consumption. Postfeminist healthism is used in this book to explore seven topics where postfeminist sensibility has the most impact on women's health: self-help, weight, surgical technologies, sex, pregnancy, responsibilities for others' health and pro-anorexia communities. The book explores the ways in which the desire to be normal and live a good life is tied to expectations of 'normal-perfection' circulated across interpersonal interactions, media representations and expert discourses. It diagnoses postfeminist healthism as unhealthy for both those women who participate in it and those whom it excludes and considers how more positive directions may emerge. By exploring the under-researched intersection of postfeminism and health studies, this book will be invaluable to researchers and students in psychology, gender and women's studies, health research, media studies and sociology.
Publication Date: 2018-07-27
Re-enchanting the world by Silvia Federici; Peter Linebaugh (Foreword by)An edited collection Silvia Federici's work, spanning over twenty years, in which she provides a detailed history and critique of the politics of the commons from a feminist perspective. In her clear and combative voice, Federici provides readers with an analysis of some of the key issues and debates in contemporary thinking on this subject. Drawing on rich historical research, she maps the connections between the previous forms of enclosure that occurred with the birth of capitalism and the destruction of the commons and the 'new enclosures' at the heart of the present phase of global capitalist accumulation.
The Roman Republic and the Hellenistic Mediterranean by Joel AllenPresents a history of the Roman Republic within the wider Mediterranean world, focusing on 330 to 30 BCE Broad in scope, this book uniquely considers the history of the Roman Republic in tandem with the rich histories of the Hellenistic kingdoms and city-states that endured after the death of Alexander the Great. It provides students with a full picture of life in the ancient Mediterranean world and its multitude of interconnections--not only between Rome and the Greek East, but also among other major players, such as Carthage, Judaea, and the Celts. Taking a mostly chronological approach, it incorporates cultural change alongside political developments so that readers get a well-balanced introduction to the era. The Roman Republic and the Hellenistic Mediterranean: From Alexander to Caesar offers great insight into a momentous era with chapters on Alexanders in Asia and Italy; Mediterranean Cosmopolitanism; The Path of Pyrrhus; The Three Corners of Sicily; The Expanding Roman Horizon; Hercules and the Muses; The Corinth-Carthage Coincidence; The Movements of the GracΧ The New Men of Rome and Africa; The Conspiracies of Cicero and Catili≠ The World According to Pompey; Roman Alexanders; and more. It also looks at the phenomenon of excessive violence, particularly in the cases of Marius, Sulla, and Mithridates. The final chapter covers the demise of Cleopatra and examines how the seeds planted by Octavian, Octavia, and Antony sprouted into full Hellenistic trappings of power for the centuries that followed. Situates the development of Rome, after the death of Alexander the Great, in the context of significant contemporaneous regimes in Asia Minor, the Levant, and Egypt Provides students with insight into how various societies respond to contact and how that contact can shape and create larger communities Highlights the interconnectedness of Mediterranean cultures Strikes a balance between political, geopolitical, and cultural inquiries Considers how modes of international diplomacy affect civilizations Includes helpful pedagogical features, such as sources in translation, illustrations, and further readings Roman Republic and the Hellenistic Mediterranean is an excellent book for undergraduate courses on the Roman Republic, the Hellenistic World, and the ancient Mediterranean.
Publication Date: 2019-04-17
Sport and Spectacle in the Ancient World by Donald G. KyleThe second edition of Sport and Spectacle in the Ancient World updates Donald G. Kyle's award-winning introduction to this topic, covering the Ancient Near East up to the late Roman Empire. * Challenges traditional scholarship on sport and spectacle in the Ancient World and debunks claims that there were no sports before the ancient Greeks * Explores the cultural exchange of Greek sport and Roman spectacle and how each culture responded to the other's entertainment * Features a new chapter on sport and spectacle during the Late Roman Empire, including Christian opposition to pagan games and the Roman response * Covers topics including violence, professionalism in sport, class, gender and eroticism, and the relationship of spectacle to political structures
What gender Is motherhood? by Oyèrónkè OyewùmíIn this book, Oyewùmí extends her path-breaking thesis that in Yorùbá society, construction of gender is a colonial development since the culture exhibited no gender divisions in its original form. Taking seriously indigenous modes and categories of knowledge, she applies her finding of a non-gendered ontology to the social institutions of Ifá, motherhood, marriage, family and naming practices. Oyewùmí insists that contemporary assertions of male dominance must be understood, in part, as the work of local intellectuals who took marching orders from Euro/American mentors and colleagues. In exposing the depth of the coloniality of power, Oyewùmí challenges us to look at the worlds we inhabit, anew.
Publication Date: 2016-04-29
Women in Classical Antiquity : from birth to death by Laura K. McClureAn introduction to women and gender in the classical world that draws on the most recent research in the field Women in Classical Antiquity focuses on the important objects, events and concepts that combine to form a clear understanding of ancient Greek and Roman women and gender. Drawing on the most recent findings and research on the topic, the book offers an overview of the historical events, values, and institutions that are critical for appreciating and comparing the life situations of women across both cultures. The author examines the lifecycle of women in ancient Greek and Rome beginning with how young females acquired the gendered characteristics necessary for adulthood. The text explores female adolescence, including concerns about virginity, medical views of the female body, religious roles, and education. Views of marriage, motherhood, sexual activity, adultery, and prostitution are also examined. In addition, the author explores how women exercised authority and the possibilities for their civic engagement. This important resource: Explores the formation of classical women's social identity through the life stages of birth, adolescence, marriage, childbirth, old age, and death Contains information on the most recent research in this rapidly evolving field Offers a review of the life course as a way to understand the social processes by which Greek and Roman females acquired gender traits Includes questions for review, suggestions for further reading, and a glossary of key terms Written for academics and students of classical antiquity, Women in Classical Antiquity offers a general introduction to women and gender in the classical world.
Qualitative research in practice : examples for discussion and analysis by Sharan B. Merriam (Editor); Robin S. Grenier (Editor)A practical introduction to qualitative research across fields and disciplines Qualitative Research in Practice offers a hands-on introduction to qualitative research design, methods, data, and analysis. Designed as a companion text for any course involving qualitative research, this book explores the different types of qualitative studies with relevant examples and analysis by the researchers themselves. The workbook format makes it easy to use in the classroom or the field, and the depth of information makes it a valuable resource for students of social work, psychology, counseling, management, education, health care, or any field in which qualitative research is conducted. While quantitative research is primarily concerned with numerical data, qualitative research methods are more flexible, responsive, and open to contextual information. To a qualitative researcher, a situation is defined by the participants' perspectives, making it the primary method of inquiry for understanding social phenomena through the lens of experience. This book introduces the essentials of qualitative research, bolstered by expert analysis and discussion that provides deeper insight than a traditional textbook format would allow. Understand the fundamental nature of qualitative research Learn how to accurately assess and evaluate qualitative research Explore qualitative research's many forms and applications Gain insight on qualitative research in a variety of fields and disciplines How does one codify an experience? Is it possible to measure emotion in units? Qualitative research fills the void where numbers cannot reach. It is the best tool we have for studying the unquantifiable aspects of the human experience, and it is an essential tool in a wide variety of fields. Qualitative Research in Practice provides translatable skills in a practical format to quicken your transition from "learning" to "using."
Call Number: 001.42 MER
Publication Date: 2019-01-14
Positioning Research : shifting paradigms, interdisciplinarity and indigeneity by Margaret Kumar (Editor); Supriya Pattanayak (Editor); Karen FrebergThe availability of research methodologies and frameworks to facilitate different ways of gathering knowledge and performing research is often a matter of concern for early career researchers as well as advanced research scholars. Positioning Research, while identifying this gap, provides avenues that encompass differing cultural backgrounds and disciplines to enable exploration of research frameworks and shifting paradigms, considering the impact of social media and new forms of knowledge that assist real-time, global distribution of research. The book highlights the possibilities of transition into 'the third space', where negotiation and dialogue are central to positioning research. It upholds the principle that different research methodologies are equally valid and valued in contributing to new knowledge. The book focuses on the contexts in which research questions are conceptualised and designed, and highlights the implications of research for the various partners and communities that participate in the research. It thus provides a cutting-edge framework for conducting multidisciplinary research.
Call Number: 001.42 POS
Publication Date: 2018-07-27
Century 21 Computer Skills and Applications L1-88 by Jack P. Hoggatt; Jon A. Shank; Jim SmithProvide your students with the best in keyboarding education from the proven keyboarding leader--now fully updated to Microsoft Office 365/2016. This latest edition of CENTURY 21 COMPUTER SKILLS AND APPLICATIONS helps students in middle school through high school prepare for a lifetime of keyboarding and computer success with innovative solutions updated to reflect today's business challenges. Century 21 pedagogy takes a cycle approach as students learn a foundation of basic skills and then revisit them multiple times to improve, enhance, and build business technology skills. Other online keyboarding software does not offer triple control guidelines for timed writings or content and practice with current technologies like voice-recognition software and working in the cloud, or allow students to work collaboratively or practice career-focused scenarios and digital citizenship skills. CENTURY 21 COMPUTER SKILLS AND APPLICATIONS prepares students to excel in today's business environment, and increase communication skills with relevant, step-by-step activities. Students learn to master computer applications using Microsoft Office 365/2016 for e-mail, database, electronic presentations, spreadsheets, and advanced word processing. Trust the leader who has taught more than 85 million people to type�bringing more than 100 years of publishing experience and a century of innovations together in a complete line of keyboarding solutions. NOW AVAILABLE WITH ONLINE KEYBOARDING IN SAM, students can read the full, interactive eBook, and practice well-known keying drills previously in MICROTYPE in an updated, ADA-compliant, online environment. Online Keyboarding in SAM offers auto-grading for keying drills and customizable weighting for timed writing assignments, so you can choose where you want your students to focus throughout you course, whether that be on GWAM, Accuracy Percentage, Number of Errors, or Speed.
Call Number: 004.16 HOG
Publication Date: 2018-09-28
Cambridge IGCSE® and o Level Computer Science Programming Book for Python by Sarah LawreyThis resource is written to follow the updated Cambridge IGCSE® Computer Science syllabus 0478 with examination from June and November 2016. Cambridge IGCSE® and O Level Computer Science Programming Book for Python accompanies the Cambridge IGCSE and O Level Computer Science coursebook, and is suitable for students and teachers wishing to use Python in their studies. It introduces and develops practical skills to guide students in developing coding solutions to the tasks presented in the book. Starting from simple skills and progressing to more complex challenges, this book shows how to approach a coding problem using Structure Diagrams and Flow Charts, explains programming logic using pseudocode, develops Python programming skills and gives full solutions to the tasks set.
Call Number: 005.133 ROF
Publication Date: 2017-02-02
Snap to grid : a user's guide to digital arts, media, and cultures by Peter LunenfeldA vibrant guide to the artistic, cultural, and social faces of the new media. In Snap to Grid, an idiosyncratic guide to the interactive, telematic era, Peter Lunenfeld maps out the trajectories that digital technologies have traced upon our cultural imaginary. His clear-eyed evaluation of new media includes an impassioned discussion--informed by the discourses of technology, aesthetics, and cultural theory--of the digital artists, designers, and makers who matter most. "Snap to grid" is a command that instructs the computer to take hand-drawn lines and plot them precisely in Cartesian space. Users regularly disable this function the moment they open an application because the gains in predictability and accuracy are balanced against the losses of ambiguity and expressiveness. Lunenfeld uses "snap to grid" as a metaphor for how we manipulate and think about the electronic culture that enfolds us. In this book he snaps his seduction by the machine to the grid of critical thinking. How can we compare new media to established media? Must we revert to a default dichotomy between utopia and desolation, the notion that media, even digital media, by themselves can redeem or damn us? As he answers these and other questions, Lunenfeld takes into account the post-1989 politico-economic context in which new media have developed and grounds the insights of theory in the constraints of production. Artists discussed include Mark Amerika, Char Davies, Hollis Frampton, William Gibson, Gary Hill, Perry Hobermann, JODI, Christian Möller, Adam Ross, Jennifer Steinkamp, Stelarc, and Diana Thater.
Call Number: 006.7 LUN
Publication Date: 2001-08-24
Selfless Cinema? by Sarah CooperIn Selfless Cinema, Sarah Cooper maps out the power relations of making and viewing documentaries in ethical terms. The ethics of filmmaking are often examined on largely legalistic terms, dominated by issues of consent, responsibility, and participants' or film-makers' rights, but Cooper approaches four representative French film-makers - Jean Rouch, Chris Marker, Raymond Depardon, and Agnes Varda - in a far less juridical way, drawing on the ethical philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas. She argues that, in spite of Levinas' iconoclastic, anti-ocular thinking, his concept of visage is richly applicable to film, and especially to documentary."
Call Number: 070.180944 COO
Publication Date: 2005-10-01
Dialogues II by Gilles Deleuze; Claire Parnet; Cora Kaplan; Stuart Midgley; Barbara Habberjam (Translator); Hugh Tomlinson (Translator)French journalist Claire Parnet's famous dialogues with Gilles Deleuze offer an intimate portrait of the philosopher's life and thought. Conversational in tone, their engaging discussions delve deeply into Deleuze's philosophical background and development, the major concepts that shaped his work, and the essence of some of his famous relationships, especially his long collaboration with the philosopher Félix Guattari. Deleuze reconsiders Spinoza, empiricism, and the stoics alongside literature, psychoanalysis, and politics. He returns to the notions of minor literature, deterritorialization, the critical and clinical, and begins a nascent study of cinema. New to this edition is Deleuze's essay "Pericles and Verdi," which reflects on politics and historical materialism in the work of the influential French philosopher François ChÃ¢telet. An enduring record of Deleuze's unique personality and profound contributions to culture and philosophy, Dialogues II is a highly personable account of the evolution of one of the greatest critics and theorists of the twentieth century.
The queer art of failure by Judith Halberstam; Jack HalberstamThe Queer Art of Failure is about finding alternatives--to conventional understandings of success in a heteronormative, capitalist society; to academic disciplines that confirm what is already known according to approved methods of knowing; and to cultural criticism that claims to break new ground but cleaves to conventional archives. Judith Halberstam proposes "low theory" as a mode of thinking and writing that operates at many different levels at once. Low theory is derived from eccentric archives. It runs the risk of not being taken seriously. It entails a willingness to fail and to lose one's way, to pursue difficult questions about complicity, and to find counterintuitive forms of resistance. Tacking back and forth between high theory and low theory, high culture and low culture, Halberstam looks for the unexpected and subversive in popular culture, avant-garde performance, and queer art. She pays particular attention to animated children's films, revealing narratives filled with unexpected encounters between the childish, the transformative, and the queer. Failure sometimes offers more creative, cooperative, and surprising ways of being in the world, even as it forces us to face the dark side of life, love, and libido.
New Trends in Psychobiography by Claude-Hélène Mayer (Editor); Zoltan Kovary (Editor)This volume offers insights into contemporary trends and perspectives in psychobiographical research. It applys new theoretical and methodological frameworks and presents discourses on psychobiography from transdisciplinary backgrounds and various socio-cultural contexts, displaying the new state-of-the-art, new trends and themes in psychobiography. The book outlines psychobiography's outstanding contribution to psychology from 36 internationally reputable authors. It also presents the ideas of five outstanding psychobiographers through interview excerpts. This book is a must for researchers, lecturers and practitioners in the field of psychology and social sciences interested in the use of new psychological theories and methodologies in life-span research.
Call Number: 150.195 NEW
Publication Date: 2019-08-26
Be fearless : 5 principles for a life of breakthroughs and purpose by Jean CaseBe Fearless is researched-based call to action for those seeking to live extraordinary lives and bring about transformational change. LOS ANGELES TIMES BESTSELLER * NATIONAL BESTSELLER Weaving together storytelling, practical tips and inspiration, the book will teach you how to put the five fearless principles to work so that you too can spark the sorts of remarkable breakthroughs that can impact the world. Philanthropist, investor, and technology pioneer Jean Case brings to life the five Be Fearless principles common to the people and organizations that bring about transformational change. When National Geographic Chairman Jean Case set out to investigate the core qualities of great change makers, past and present, from inventors to revolutionaries, she found five surprising traits they all had in common. These weren't wealth, privilege, or even genius. What all of these exceptional men and women shared was that they had chosen to make a "big bet," take bold risks, learn from their failures, reach beyond their bubbles, and let urgency conquer fear. Throughout Be Fearless, Jean vividly illustrates these principles through storytelling--from her own transformational life experiences, to Jane Goodall's remarkable breakthroughs in understanding and protecting chimpanzees, to celebrity chef José Andrés' decision to be a "first responder" and take his kitchen to the sites of devastating hurricanes to feed the hungry, to Madame C.J. Walker's vision to build a hair care empire that would employ thousands across the country, and more. She shares new insights to stories you might think you know--like Airbnb's tale of starting from scratch to transform the hospitality industry, to John F. Kennedy's history-making moonshot--and gems from changemakers you've never heard of. Be Fearless features a compelling foreword from Jane Goodall saying "there is no time in history when it has been more important to Be Fearless" and a new afterword with stories of people inspired to take action after reading the book.
Call Number: 155.24 CAS
Publication Date: 2020-01-21
Handbook of forgiveness by Everett Worthington (Editor); Nathaniel G. Wade (Editor)The Handbook of Forgiveness, Second Edition consolidates research from a wide range of disciplines and offers an in-depth review of the science of forgiveness. This new edition considers forgiveness in a diverse range of contexts and presents a research agenda for future directions in the field. Chapters approach forgiveness from a variety of perspectives, drawing on related work in areas including biology, personality, social psychology, clinical/counseling psychology, developmental psychology, philosophy, and neuroscience, as well as considering international and political implications. The Handbook provides comprehensive treatment of the topic, integrating theoretical considerations, methodological discussions, and practical intervention strategies that will appeal to researchers, clinicians, and practitioners. Reflecting the increased precision with which forgiveness has been understood, theorized, and assessed during the last 14 years of research, this updated edition of the Handbook of Forgiveness remains the authoritative resource on the field of forgiveness.
Call Number: 155.92 HAN
Publication Date: 2019-11-20
Effective helping : interviewing and counseling techniques by Barbara F. Okun; Ricki E. Kantrowitz; Jeffrey P. Kahn; Anna C. MastroianniGain the skills and strategies you need to be an effective and empathic helper with EFFECTIVE HELPING: INTERVIEWING AND COUNSELING TECHNIQUES, Seventh Edition. Today's helpers must have a wider, more diverse range of knowledge and skills than ever before--to succeed you must understand culturally diverse human behavior and development, the process of change, the power of contemporary forces, and you must know the best theories and methods of helping and communicating. EFFECTIVE HELPING: INTERVIEWING AND COUNSELING TECHNIQUES, Seventh Edition is the clear, applied, and respected book that will help you master the practical skills of interviewing and relationship building.This is a book that helps prepare you for the reality of what it's like to be a helper, and it's a resource you'll want to hold onto throughout your studies and well into your career.
Call Number: 158.3 OKU
Publication Date: 2007-01-03
Spinoza : practical philosophy by Gilles Deleuze; Robert Hurley (Translator)Spinoza's theoretical philosophy is one of the most radical attempts to construct a pure ontology with a single infinite substance. This book, which presents Spinoza's main ideas in dictionary form, has as its subject the opposition between ethics and morality, and the link between ethical and ontological propositions. His ethics is an ethology, rather than a moral science. Attention has been drawn to Spinoza by deep ecologists such as Arne Naess, the Norwegian philosopher; and this reading of Spinoza by Deleuze lends itself to a radical ecological ethic. As Robert Hurley says in his introduction, "Deleuze opens us to the idea that the elements of the different individuals we compose may be nonhuman within us. One wonders, finally, whether Man might be defined as a territory, a set of boundaries, a limit on existence." Gilles Deleuze, known for his inquiries into desire, language, politics, and power, finds a kinship between Spinoza and Nietzsche. He writes, ""Spinoza did not believe in hope or even in courage; he believed only in joy and in vision . . . he more than any other gave me the feeling of a gust of air from behind each time I read him, of a witch's broom that he makes one mount. Gilles Deleuze was a professor of philosophy at the University of Paris at Vincennes. Robert Hurley is the translator of Michel Foucault's History of Sexuality.
Call Number: 170.92 SPI
Publication Date: 2001-01-01
Forming humanity : redeeming the German Bildung tradition by Jennifer A. HerdtKant's proclamation of humankind's emergence from "self-incurred immaturity" left his contemporaries with a puzzle: What models should we use to sculpt ourselves if we no longer look to divine grace or received authorities? Deftly uncovering the roots of this question in Rhineland mysticism, Pietist introspection, and the rise of the bildungsroman, Jennifer A. Herdt reveals bildung, or ethical formation, as the key to post-Kantian thought. This was no simple process of secularization, in which human beings took responsibility for something they had earlier left in the hands of God. Rather, theorists of bildung, from Herder through Goethe to Hegel, championed human agency in self-determination while working out the social and political implications of our creation in the image of God. While bildung was invoked to justify racism and colonialism by stigmatizing those deemed resistant to self-cultivation, it also nourished ideals of dialogical encounter and mutual recognition. Herdt reveals how the project of forming humanity lives on in our ongoing efforts to grapple with this complicated legacy.
Developing judgment about practicing law by David McGowanThe third edition retains its focus on contextual judgment and problem-solving. Drawing on input from both clients and lawyers, it helps students spot risky situations, avoid risk if possible, or extricate themselves from trouble if necessary. The third edition tracks changes in the law regarding discrimination and harassment, judicial ethics, and control of privilege in corporate transactions. It refines coverage of practical topics such as common interest agreements, advance waivers, client and lawyer use of social media, and flat-fee retainers.
Call Number: 174.30973 MCG
Publication Date: 2019-03-04
Handbook of humility : theory, research, and applications by Don E. Davis (Editor); Everett L. Worthington Jr. (Editor); Joshua N. Hook (Editor)The Handbook of Humility is the first scholarly book to bring together authors from psychology as well as other fields to address what we know and don't know about humility. Authors review the existing research in this burgeoning field that has well over 100 empirical articles and an increasing trajectory of publication. This work should form the basis for research in humility for many years. In this book, chapters address definitions of humility that guide research. Authors also reflect on the practical applications of humility research within the areas they reviewed. The book informs people who study humility scientifically, but it is also an exceptional guide for psychotherapists, philosophers, religious and community leaders, politicians, educated lay people, and those who would like to fuel an informed reflection on how humility might make interactions more civil in relationships, organizations, communities, political processes, and national and international relations.
The Israelite Samaritan version of the Torah : first English translation compared with the Masoretic version by Benyamin Tsedaka (Translator); Sharon Dufour (Translator)This landmark volume presents the first-ever English translation of the ancient Israelite Samaritan version of the Pentateuch, or Torah. A text of growing interest and importance in the field of biblical studies, the Samaritan Pentateuch preserves a version of the Hebrew text distinct from the traditional Masoretic Text that underlies modern Bible translations. Benyamim Tsedaka's expert English translation of the Samaritan Pentateuch is here laid out parallel to the more familiar Masoretic Text, highlighting the more than 6,000 differences between the two versions. In addition to extensive explanatory notes in the margins throughout, the book's detailed appendices show affinities between the Samaritan and Septuagint versions and between the Samaritan and Dead Sea Scroll texts. Concluding the volume is a categorical name index containing a wealth of comparative information.
Storied ethics of the thanksgiving psalms by Joshua T. JamesDrawing on research from the field of narrative ethics, The Storied Ethics of the Thanksgiving Psalms argues that story and storytelling function as important instruments in a given community's ethical shaping. While this argument has gained some traction in the field of Old Testament ethics, it has yet to inform an ethical reading of non-narrative texts, such as the Psalter. However, because the thanksgiving psalms are characterized by their inclusion of the worshipper's story, they stand to benefit from the application of a narrative ethical approach. In the present study, this argument is tested through a close reading of three thanksgivings o Psalms 116, 118, and 138 o each of which clearly demonstrates a didactic concern. Yahweh is presented as one who is worthy of trust, even in the midst of personal disaster. The affirmation of Yahweh's character provides the framework for the community's continued (or renewed) commitment and trust, hope and expectancy. The example provided by the worshipper challenges the audience to pray as they prayed, to trust as they trust, to live with hope as they live with hope. In addition, these psalms, and the stories they retell, invite the audience to tell their story when God answers their prayers, and to do so in public, in corporate worship, for the benefit of the community. These intended results o prayer, commitment, trust, hope, expectancy, public storytelling and thanksgiving o are not typically pursued in "ethical" studies, but they are clearly part of the Psalter's comprehensive vision of the ethical life and are, therefore, worthy of careful consideration.
Call Number: 223.206 JAM
Publication Date: 2019-02-21
The Book of Psalms by Jeffrey M. Cohen; A. A. Macintosh (Foreword by)Jeffrey Cohen employs his poetic skill and biblical scholarship to the challenging task of rendering the Book of Psalms into rhymed verse. While there are several fine renderings into English blank verse, notably that of Robert Alter, it is Cohen's belief that it is the rhymed verse genre that can best convey the vibrant and passionate spirit of the original Hebrew poetry, and its innate lyricism that lent it, so naturally and from ancient times, to musical and choral accompaniment. This highly original work conveys the inner meaning, lyricism, and message of the psalms in a manner that will engage and inspire adherents of all faiths and none. It also provides a useful exegetical tool for all who use the Bible for study, teaching, or preaching, demystifying many words and phrases whose meaning translators and commentators acknowledge as uncertain in the original text. This is as much a commentary as a work of poetry, as testified to by the endorsements of several Cambridge University biblical and Hebrew scholars. Before proceeding to create his poetry, the writer consulted the ancient Greek and Latin translations, as well as medieval and modern Jewish and non-Jewish interpretations, in order to attempt to clarify many of the acknowledged textual difficulties in the psalms. In many cases this impelled him to offer his own original interpretations. Readers will find these most helpful in clarifying the thematic link between many succeeding lines and paragraphs that, on a cursory reading of the standard translations, may appear disconnected. For scholars and students of the Bible this work will offer a novel perspective. For those who use the psalms for devotional purposes, this new edition will serve as an inspirational source, and for those whose interest is purely in the poetry, there is also much to appeal. "Every new translation of a classic text affords us a fresh perspective on the power and beauty of the original. In this striking and wonderfully accessible translation of the Book of Psalms, Rabbi Dr. Jeffrey Cohen gives us renewed insight into the greatest of all books of religious poetry, the unsurpassed music of the soul as it sings its songs to God." --Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, former Chief Rabbi of Great Britain
Call Number: 223.2052 COH
Publication Date: 2018-07-26
Jesus as means and locus of worship in the fourth Gospel. : sacrifice and worship space in John by Kathleen Troost-Cramer""The anti-Semitic Gospel""--this is how the book of John is frequently described and perceived, thanks to the pervasive presence of ""the Jews"" as Jesus' enemies who harass the Son of God to his death. But how accurate is this assessment? This book presents John as Jewish to its core, a record of first-century Judaism's searching for a place of worship after the traumatic destruction of the Jerusalem temple in 70 CE. As Judean religious authorities regrouped to redefine the faith of Israel, the Jesus sect within Judaism took a different course, proposing that worship was not to be found in Torah study or in the temples of Roman civic religion, but in the person of Jesus, Israel's Messiah. John achieved this by presenting Jesus as the sacrifice demanded of all worship in the ancient Mediterranean, the temple in which sacrifice was performed, and the priest who offers the sacrifice, with those who embraced this sacrifice as Israel in the wilderness, possessing the divine Presence in its midst. Relying on traditions of the Binding of Isaac, the Suffering Servant, and Jewish temple rites, John, far from proclaiming the futility of Jewish worship, seeks to preserve it in the person of Jesus. ""In the best traditions of Catholic engagement with the Jewish Studies, Kathleen Troost-Cramer has argued her case clearly and persuasively. I am confident that all her future research will continue to challenge the field of New Testament Studies as does this current publication."" -- Eliyahu Lizorkin-Eyzenberg, Israel Study Center, President Kathleen Troost-Cramer earned her PhD in Biblical Studies from Boston University School of Theology in 2016. She is an adjunct instructor in the Theology Department of Providence College and facilitates online courses in Scripture and theology for Notre Dame University and the Diocese of Providence, and in the Jewish origins of Christianity for eTeacher/Israel Institute of Biblical Studies and the Israel Study Center.
Call Number: 226.506 TRO
Publication Date: 2017-11-07
The Oxford handbook of Karl Barth by Paul Dafydd Jones (Editor); Paul T. NimmoKarl Barth (1886-1968) is generally acknowledged to be the most important European Protestant theologian of the twentieth century, a figure whose importance for Christian thought compares with that of Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, John Calvin, Martin Luther, and Friedrich Schleiermacher. Author of the Epistle to the Romans, the multi-volume Church Dogmatics, and a wide range of other works - theological, exegetical, historical, political, pastoral, and homiletic - Barth has had significant and perduring influence on the contemporary study of theology and on the life of contemporary churches. In the last few decades, his work has been at the centre of some of the most important interpretative, critical, and constructive developments in in the fields of Christian theology, philosophy of religion, and religious studies. The Oxford Handbook of Karl Barth is the most expansive guide to Barth's work published to date. Comprising over forty original chapters, each of which is written by an expert in the field, the Handbook provides rich analysis of Barth's life and context, advances penetrating interpretations of the key elements of his thought, and opens and charts new paths for critical and constructive reflection. In the process, it seeks to illuminate the complex and challenging world of Barth's theology, to engage with it from multiple perspectives, and to communicate something of the joyful nature of theology as Barth conceived it. It will serve as an indispensable resource for undergraduates, postgraduates, academics, and general readers for years to come.
The Holy Spirit and the renewal of all things : pneumatology in Paul and Jurgen Moltmann by T. David BeckThis volumes explores the shape pneumatology takes when we develop the theology of the Holy Spirit within an eschatological framework that has a universal scope and an unlimited history. When we do so, we find that pneumatology deriving from questions about what the Spirit does for us needs to give way to pneumatology that derives from questions about how the Spirit can draw us into the saving history of the triune God.
Call Number: 231.3 BEC
Publication Date: 2007-04-15
Everyday ethics : moral theology and the practices of ordinary life by Michael Lamb; Brian A. WilliamsWhat might we learn if the study of ethics focused less on hard cases and more on the practices of everyday life? In Everyday Ethics, Michael Lamb and Brian Williams gather some of the world's leading scholars and practitioners of moral theology (including some GUP authors) to explore that question in dialogue with anthropology and the social sciences. Inspired by the work of Michael Banner, these scholars cross disciplinary boundaries to analyze the ethics of ordinary practices--from eating, learning, and loving thy neighbor to borrowing and spending, using technology, and working in a flexible economy. Along the way, they consider the moral and methodological questions that emerge from this interdisciplinary dialogue and assess the implications for the future of moral theology.
The man God has for you : 7 traits to help you determine your life partner by Stephan LabossiereYOU DESERVE AN AMAZING MAN So, where is he? Does he even exist? I can tell you that he does and that he is out there, chosen by God Himself and waiting for you to experience an amazing relationship with him. However, there are things to consider in order to recognize and receive this man, and that's where The Man God Has for You: 7 Traits to Help You Determine Your Life Partner comes in. Inside these pages is a guide not just to help you determine if the man of your interest is the right one, but also to help you get to the underlying issues that may prevent you from recognizing if he is truly the one for you. This guide will tackle 3 key points: - Address the misconception of not enough men. - Give 7 essential traits to determine if the man you're engaging with is the one God intended for you. - Provide guidance on how to heal from your past and be open to the possibilities of embracing love. This is not another "how to get a man" guide. This dating and relationship book goes deeper to remove any excess baggage, as well as assess the ways you've gone about seeking the man who is for you. A compliment to GOD Where's My Boaz, this book will help you prepare and position yourself to receive the man who is waiting to receive you. Don't get caught up in a relationship with a man God never intended you to be with...read The Man God Has for You now and start your process to receiving the right man.
Call Number: 248.843 LAB
Publication Date: 2017-07-28
The practices of Christian preaching : essentials for effective proclamation by Jared E. AlcántaraLeading homiletician Jared Alc ntara offers a practice-centered, collaborative, technologically innovative, next-generation introductory preaching textbook. The book breaks new ground by adopting a practice-based approach to teaching preaching and by using innovative technological delivery to enhance the educational experience of learners. Alc ntara introduces the basics of Christian preaching and emphasizes the skills preachers must cultivate throughout their lives. He shows that preachers can learn effective preaching by paying keen attention to five key competencies: conviction, context, clarity, concreteness, and creativity. Featuring the perspectives of a diverse team of collaborators, The Practices of Christian Preaching is designed to prepare effective communicators for the church's multicultural future. Call-outs in the book direct readers to a companion website for further information or practice. The online resources include audio and video sermons, video responses from the author, and contributions from collaborators, enabling Alc ntara to coach students by showing them instead of just telling them. A Spanish language edition will be forthcoming.
Call Number: 251 ALC
Publication Date: 2019-09-17
Taking on practical theology : the idolization of context and the hope of community by Courtney GotoIn Taking on Practical Theology, Courtney T. Goto explores the regnant paradigm that shapes knowledge production and that preserves power, privilege, and historic communal injury even as scholars intend to enlighten and transform communities. Approaching "context" as a case study, Goto illumines how this commonly used, taken-for-granted concept is "idolized." Though practical theologians are sensitive to context, researchers often fail to consider how their own assumptive world dictates and influences their practices of research, teaching, and engaging in scholarly conversations. These practices unwittingly validate scholars who enjoy the most social capital while inflicting harm on both communities they research and on colleagues and students who do not fit (or fit less well) the norms of the majority.
Call Number: 260 GOT
Publication Date: 2018-08-30
Megachurches and social engagement : public theology in practice by Mark J. Cartledge; Sarah Dunlop; Heather Buckingham; Sarah BremnerThis book is the first detailed academic study of megachurches in the UK. In particular, it explores the nature and significance of social engagement by megachurches in the context of London. The research contains empirical case studies of two Anglican and three African diaspora Pentecostal churches. As well as exploring the range of social engagement activities provided by these churches, the study offers explanations in term of theological motivations and the influence of globalisation. Subsequently, the book outlines the importance of the findings for the relationship between church and society in the contemporary context, addressing the implications for social policy and practice. The book advances discussions in public theology, megachurch studies, Pentecostal and Charismatic studies and ecclesiology.
Call Number: 261.809421 MEG
Publication Date: 2019-06-27
Questioning evangelism: engaging people's hearts the way Jesus did by Randy Newman; Lee Strobel (Foreword by)You don't need to memorize evangelical formulas or answers. You just have to be willing to ask. There was something different about the way Jesus communicated with the lost: He didn't force answers upon people, He asked questions. So why don't we? Following Christ's lead, Randy Newman has been using a questioning style of evangelism for decades. In this provocative book, he provides practical insights to help Christians engage others in meaningful spiritual conversations. He challenges us to examine how we think about people, their questions, and our crucial message. This second edition includes a new preface reflecting on the popularity of this perennial best seller and what its success has taught Newman about the effectiveness of this extraordinary method. "Distilled out of over twenty years of personal evangelism, this book reflects both a deep grasp of biblical theology and a penetrating compassion for people--and finds a way forward in wise, probing questions. How very much like the Master Himself "--D. A. Carson, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School "Questioning Evangelism steps outside the boundaries of evangelism as usual and tackles the tougher issues of our modern day."--Mitch Glaser, Chosen People Ministries
Call Number: 269.2 NEW
Publication Date: 2017-04-25
Jewish theology in our time : a new generation explores the foundations and future of Jewish belief by Elliot J. CosgroveA powerful and challenging examination of what Jews believe today--by a new generation's dynamic and innovative thinkers. At every critical juncture in Jewish history, Jews have understood a dynamic theology to be essential for a vital Jewish community. This important collection sets the next stage of Jewish theological thought, bringing together a cross section of interesting new voices from all movements in Judaism to inspire and stimulate discussion now and in the years to come. Provocative and wide-ranging, these invigorating and creative insights from a new generation's thought leaders provide a coherent and inspiring picture of Jewish belief in our time. Contributors: Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson, DHL * Rabbi Rachel Sabath * Beit-Halachmi, PhD * Rabbi Daniel M. Bronstein, PhD * Simon Cooper, PhD * Rabbi Elliot J. Cosgrove, PhD * Rabbi Jonathan Crane, PhD * Rabbi Tamar Elad-Appelbaum * Eitan Fishbane, PhD * Rabbi Jeremy Gordon * Rabbi Shai Held * Rabbi James Jacobson-Maisels * Rabbi Jeremy Kalmanofsky * Rabbi Naamah Kelman * Rabbi Asher Lopatin * Rabbi Michael Marmur, PhD * Rabbi Evan Moffic * Rabbi Leon A. Morris * Rabbi Daniel Nevins * Rabbi William Plevan * Rabbi Or N. Rose * Benjamin Sax, PhD * Marc B. Shapiro, PhD * Benjamin D. Sommer, PhD * Rabbi Eliyahu Stern
Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design by John W. Creswell; Cheryl N. PothIn the Fourth Edition of this bestselling book, John W Creswell and new co-author Cheryl N Poth explore the philosophical underpinnings, history and key elements of each of five qualitative inquiry traditions: narrative research, phenomenology, grounded theory, ethnography and case study - putting them side by side, so that we can see the differences. The authors relate research designs to each of the traditions of enquiry. They compare theoretical frameworks and ways to employ standards of quality, as well as strategies for writing introductions to studies, collecting data, analyzing data, writing a narrative and verifying results. New in this edition: Updated materials on each tradition More on interpretive frameworks and ethics More visual depictions of the five approaches Two new topical articles in Chapter 5, reproduced in full in the appendices.
Call Number: 300.72 CRE
Publication Date: 2017-04-10
Habitus and Field by Pierre Bourdieu; Peter Collier (Translator)This is the second of five volumes based on the lectures given by Pierre Bourdieu at the Collège de France in the early 1980s under the title 'General Sociology'. In these lectures, Bourdieu sets out to define and defend sociology as an intellectual discipline, and in doing so he introduces and clarifies all the key concepts which have come to define his distinctive intellectual approach. In this volume, Bourdieu focuses on two of his most important and influential concepts: habitus and field. For the social scientist, the object of study is neither the individual nor the group but the relation between these two manifestations of the social in bodies and in things: that is, the obscure, dual relation between the habitus - as a system of schemas of perception, appreciation and action - and the field as a system of objective relations and a space of possible actions and struggles aimed at preserving or transforming the field. The relation between the habitus and the field is a two-way process: it is a relation of conditioning, where the field structures the habitus, and it is also a relation of knowledge, with the habitus helping to constitute the field as a world that is endowed with meaning and value. The specificity of social science lies in the fact that it takes as its object of knowledge a reality that encompasses agents who take this same reality as the object of their own knowledge. An ideal introduction to some of Bourdieu's most important concepts and ideas, this volume will be of great interest to the many students and scholars who study and use Bourdieu's work across the social sciences and humanities, and to general readers who want to know more about the work of one of the most important sociologists and social thinkers of the 20th century.
Call Number: 301 BOU
Publication Date: 2020-02-11
On Sociology by John H. GoldthorpeOn Sociology brings together a collection of essays from the last ten years by one of the best-known and influential British sociologist, John H. Goldthorpe. The essays are concerned with the intellectual discovery of contemporary sociology. The collection begins with essays critical of various current tendencies in sociology and moves on to propose a new direction for the sociological mainstream. The essays combine the established strengths of quantitative sociology with recent developments in the theory of social action, especially rational action theory. The book then turns to specific examples of this style of sociology, particularly in the field of social stratification. The final essay takes up related issues in the history of sociology.
Call Number: 301 GOL
Publication Date: 2000-09-14
Introductory Readings in Anthropology by Hilary Callan (Editor); Brian Street (Editor); Simon Underdown (Editor)Anthropology seeks to understand the roots of our common humanity, the diversity of cultures and world-views, and the organisation of social relations and practices. As a method of inquiry it embraces an enormous range of topics, and as a discipline it covers a multitude of fields and themes, as shown in this selection of original writings. As an accessible entry point, for upper-level students and first year undergraduates new to the study of anthropology, this reader also offers guidance for teachers in exploring the subject's riches with their students. That anthropology is an immensely expansive inquiry of study is demonstrated by the diversity of its topics - from nature conservation campaigns to witchcraft beliefs, from human evolution to fashion and style, and from the repatriation of indigenous human remains to research on literacy. There is no single 'story of anthropology'. Taken together, these fundamental readings are evidence of a contemporary, vibrant subject that has much to tell us about all the worlds in which we live.
Call Number: 301 INT
Publication Date: 2013-03-01
Crisis and Critique by Rodrigo CorderoFragility is a condition that inhabits the foundations of social life. It remains mostly unnoticed until something breaks and dislocates the sense of completion. In such moments of rupture, the social world reveals the stuff of which it is made and how it actually works; it opens itself to question. Based on this claim, this book reconsiders the place of the notions of crisis and critique as fundamental means to grasp the fragile condition of the social and challenges the normalization and dissolution of these 'concepts' in contemporary social theory. It draws on fundamental insights from Hegel, Marx, and Adorno as to recover the importance of the critique of concepts for the critique of society, and engages in a series of studies on the work of Habermas, Koselleck, Arendt, and Foucault as to consider anew the relationship of crisis and critique as immanent to the political and economic forms of modernity. Moving from crisis to critique and from critique to crisis, the book shows that fragility is a price to be paid for accepting the relational constitution of the social world as a human domain without secure foundations, but also for wishing to break free from all attempts at giving closure to social life as an identity without question. This book will engage students of sociology, political theory and social philosophy alike.
Call Number: 301.01 COR
Publication Date: 2019-03-22
Communication Research Measures III by Elizabeth E. Graham (Editor); Joseph P. Mazer (Editor)Building on the measures included in the original 1994 volume and subsequent 2009 volume, Communication Research Measures III: A Sourcebookextends its coverage of measurement issues and trends across the entire communication discipline. Volume III features entirely new content and offers an assessment of new measures in mass, interpersonal, instructional, group, organizational, family, health, and intercultural communication and highlights work in emergent subdisciplines in communication, including social media and new communication technologies, sports communication, and public relations. The "best of the best" from 2009 through today, the profiled research measures in Volume III serve as models for future scale development and constitute the main tools that researchers can use for self-administered measurement of people's attitudes, conceptions of themselves, and perceptions of others. This book is ideal for undergraduate and graduate courses that emphasize quantitative research methods, measurement, and/or survey design across communication studies disciplines.
Call Number: 302.2072 COM
Publication Date: 2019-09-30
The Angry Earth by Anthony Oliver-Smith (Editor); Susanna M. Hoffman (Editor)The Angry Earth explores how various cultures in different historical moments have responded to calamity, offering insight into the complex relationship between societies and their environments. From hurricanes, floods, and earthquakes to oil spills and nuclear accidents, disasters triggered by both natural and technological hazards have become increasingly frequent and destructive across the planet. Through case studies drawn from around the globe the contributors to this volume examine issues ranging from the social and political factors that set the stage for disaster, to the cultural processes experienced by survivors, to the long-term impact of disasters on culture and society. In the second edition, each chapter has been updated with a postscript to reflect on recent developments in the field. There is also new material on key present-day topics including epidemics, drought, non-governmental organizations, and displacement and resettlement. This book demonstrates the relevance of studying disaster from an anthropological perspective and is a valuable resource not only for anthropologists but for other fields concerned with education, policy and practice.
Call Number: 303.485 ANG
Publication Date: 2019-12-19
Resident Foreigners by Donatella Di CesareFrom the shores of Europe to the Mexican-US border, mass migration is one of the most pressing issues we face today. Yet at the same time, calls to defend national sovereignty are becoming ever more vitriolic, with those fleeing war, persecution, and famine vilified as a threat to our security as well as our social and economic order. In this book, written amidst the dark resurgence of appeals to defend 'blood and soil', Donatella Di Cesare challenges the idea of the exclusionary state, arguing that migration is a fundamental human right. She develops an original philosophy of migration that places the migrants themselves, rather than states and their borders, at the centre. Through an analysis of three historic cities, Athens, Rome and Jerusalem, Di Cesare shows how we should conceive of migrants not as an other but rather as resident foreigners. This means recognising that citizenship cannot be based on any supposed connection to the land or an exclusive claim to ownership that would deny the rights of those who arrive as migrants. Instead, citizenship must be disconnected from the possession of territory altogether and founded on the principle of cohabitation - and on the ultimate reality that we are all temporary guests and tenants of the earth. Di Cesare's argument for a new ethics of hospitality will be of great interest to all those concerned with the challenges posed by migration and with the increasingly hostile attitudes towards migrants, as well as students and scholars of philosophy and political theory.
Call Number: 304.801 CES
Publication Date: 2020-04-13
Marcus Garvey by Rupert C. LewisThis biography of Marcus Garvey documents the forging of his remarkable vision of pan-Africanism and highlights his organizational skills in framing a response to the radical global popular upsurge following the First World War (1914-1918). Central to Garvey's response was the development of organizations under the umbrella of the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League, which garnered the transnational support of several million members and sympathizers and challenged white supremacist practices and ideas. Garvey established the ideological pillars of twentieth century pan-Africanism in promoting self-determination and self-reliance for Africa's independence. Although Garvey travelled widely and lived abroad in New York and London, he spent his early years in Jamaica. Rupert Lewis traces how Garvey's Jamaican formation shaped his life and thought and how he combated the British colonial authorities as well as fought deep-rooted self-doubt and self-rejection among Jamaican black people. Garvey's much neglected political and cultural work at the local level is discussed as part of his project to stimulate self-determination in Africa and its diaspora.
Call Number: 305.896073 GAR
Publication Date: 2018-01-15
Women and the War on Boko Haram by Hilary MatfessFor well over a decade, Boko Haram has waged a campaign of terror across northeastern Nigeria. In 2014, the group shocked the world when it abducted 276 girls en masse from a school in rural Chibok, and the resulting #BringBackOurGirls movement attracted support and solidarity from around the globe. Yet as Hilary Matfess shows, Boko Haram's campaign of violence against women and girls goes far beyond the Chibok abductions. From its very inception, argues Matfess, Boko Haram has systematically exploited women to advance its aims, committing acts of sexual violence under the guise of religiously sanctioned marriage. Perhaps more disturbing still, many Nigerian women have chosen to become active supporters of the group, willing even to sacrifice their lives as suicide bombers. Having conducted extensive fieldwork throughout the region, Matfess provides a vivid and thought-provoking account of Boko Haram's impact on the lives of Nigerian women, as well as exploring how both the Nigerian government and Western leaders have failed to prevent the group's violent misogyny.
Call Number: 305.4209669 MAT
Publication Date: 2017-11-15
The Field Journal for Cultural Anthropology by Jessica Bodoh-CreedThink about the world around you in new and different ways!The Field Journal for Cultural Anthropology takes students on an active journey of activities and research in order to apply the concepts they learn in the classroom. With over a decade's worth of teaching and researching in anthropology, author Jessica Bodoh-Creed's interactive book prompts students to practice fieldwork and ethnographic skills such as interviewing, taking field notes, creating maps and kinship charts, and overall gathering of data to become effective researchers. The topics cover the gamut of traditional cultural anthropology making this field journal relatable and engaging for students of all ages and backgrounds.
Call Number: 306 BOD
Publication Date: 2019-01-22
A History of Anthropology by Thomas Hylland Eriksen; Finn Sivert NielsenThis is a thoroughly updated and revised edition of a popular classic of modern anthropology. The authors provide summaries of 'Enlightenment', 'Romantic' and 'Victorian' anthropology, from the cultural theories of Morgan and Taylor to the often neglected contributions of German scholars. The ambiguous relationship between anthropology and national cultures is also considered.The book provides an unparalleled account of theoretical developments in anthropology from the 1920s to the present, including functionalism, structuralism, hermeneutics, neo-Marxism and discourse analysis. There are brief biographies of major anthropologists and coverage of key debates including totemism, kinship and globalisation.This essential text on anthropology is highly engaging, authoritative and suitable for students at all levels.
Call Number: 306.09 ERI
Publication Date: 2013-05-10
Education for Sustainable Development in the Postcolonial World by Leon TiklyEducation for Sustainable Development (ESD) lies at the heart of global, regional and national policy agendas, with the goal of achieving socially and environmentally just development through the provision of inclusive, equitable quality education for all. Realising this potential on the African continent, however, calls for radical transformation of policy and practice. Developing a transformative agenda requires taking account of the 'learning crisis' in schools, the inequitable access to a good quality education, the historical role of education and training in supporting unsustainable development, and the enormous challenges involved in complex system change. In the African continent, sustainable development entails eradicating poverty and inequality, supporting economically sustainable livelihoods within planetary boundaries, and averting environmental catastrophe, as well as dealing with health pandemics and security threats. In addressing these challenges, the book: explores the meaning of ESD for Africa in the context of the 'postcolonial condition' critically discusses the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as regional development agendas draws on a wealth of research evidence and examples from across the continent engages with contemporary debates about the skills, competencies and capabilities required for sustainable development, including decolonising the curriculum and transforming teaching and learning relationships sets out a transformative agenda for policy-makers, practitioners, NGOs, social movements and other stakeholders based on principles of social and environmental justice. Education for Sustainable Development in the Postcolonial World is an essential read for anyone with an interest in education and socially and environmentally just development in Africa.
Call Number: 306.43 TIK
Publication Date: 2019-12-16
Family Communication by Kathleen M. Galvin; Dawn O. Braithwaite; Paul Schrodt; Carma L. BylundFamily Communication: Cohesion and Change encourages students to think critically about family interaction patterns and to analyze them using a variety of communication theories. Using a framework of family functions, current research, and first-person narratives, this text emphasizes the diversity of today's families in structure, ethnic patterns, gender socialization, and developmental experiences. New for the tenth edition are expanded pedagogical features to improve learning and retention, as well as updates on current theory and research integrated throughout the chapters for timely analysis and discussion. Cases and research featured in each chapter provide examples of concepts and themes, and a companion website offers expanded resources for instructors and students. On the book's companion website, www.routledge.com/cw/galvin, intstructors will find a full suite of online resources to help build their courses and engage their students, as well as an author video introducing the new edition: Course Materials Syllabi & Suggested Calendars Course Projects & Paper Examples Essay Assignments Test/Quiz Questions and Answer Keys Case Studies in Family Communication Family Communication Film and Television Examples Family Communication in Literature Examples Chapter Outlines Detailed Outlines Discussion Questions Case Study Questions Sample Chapter Activities Chapter PowerPoint Slides
Call Number: 306.87 FAM
Publication Date: 2018-08-14
Trafficked Children and Youth in the United States by Elzbieta M. GozdziakTrafficked children are portrayed by the media--and even by child welfare specialists--as hapless victims who are forced to migrate from a poor country to the United States, where they serve as sex slaves. But as Elzbieta M. Gozdziak reveals in Trafficked Children in the United States, the picture is far more complex. Basing her observations on research with 140 children, most of them girls, from countries all over the globe, Gozdziak debunks many myths and uncovers the realities of the captivity, rescue, and rehabilitation of trafficked children. She shows, for instance, that none of the girls and boys portrayed in this book were kidnapped or physically forced to accompany their traffickers. In many instances, parents, or smugglers paid by family members, brought the girls to the U.S. Without exception, the girls and boys in this study believed they were coming to the States to find employment and in some cases educational opportunities. Following them from the time they were trafficked to their years as young adults, Gozdziak gives the children a voice so they can offer their own perspective on rebuilding their lives--getting jobs, learning English, developing friendships, and finding love. Gozdziak looks too at how the children's perspectives compare to the ideas of child welfare programs, noting that the children focus on survival techniques while the institutions focus, not helpfully, on vulnerability and pathology. Gozdziak concludes that the services provided by institutions are in effect a one-size-fits-all, trauma-based model, one that ignores the diversity of experience among trafficked children. Breaking new ground, Trafficked Children in the United States offers a fresh take on what matters most to these young people as they rebuild their lives in America.
Call Number: 306.745 GOZ
Publication Date: 2016-05-10
Politics by Andrew HeywoodThe fifth edition of this seminal textbook by best-selling author Andrew Heywood continues to lead the way in providing a comprehensive and authoritative introduction to politics. Renowned for its engaging and accessible style, this book helps students to understand the discipline's foundational concepts and theories and use these to make sense of its key subfields, from elections and voting to security and global governance. Systematically revised and updated throughout, it also uses a range of tried-and-tested pedagogical features to draw links between different standpoints and help make contemporary institutions, events and developments come to life. Drawing on a wide range of international examples, this text is the ideal choice for lecturers around the world. Carefully designed and written to map onto the way the subject is introduced at degree level, it remains the go-to text for undergraduate introductory and comparative politics courses. Furthermore, it can also be used as pre-course reading or as a point of reference throughout politics degrees, majors or minors.
Call Number: 320 HEY
Publication Date: 2019-04-01
Authoritarian Africa by Nic Cheeseman; Jonathan FisherFor more than seventy years, authoritarian rule was the dominant form of government in sub-Saharan Africa. Three-quarters of African states have experienced some form of one-party or military rule since 1945. Accessible and engaging, Authoritarian Africa: Repression, Resistance, and the Powerof Ideas is the first book to examine this subject from a historical perspective. Exploring the history and legacy of authoritarianism in Africa - from the colonial era until the onset of democracy in the early 1990s - it introduces students to the variety of authoritarian regimes that have existedon the continent, including one-party states, military rule, and personal dictatorships.This unique text also provides essential new insights, revising the traditional "story" of African authoritarianism by drawing on primary source materials (from songs to statistics) to provide a fresh, original perspective. Looking at what sustained authoritarian rule in Africa over more than acentury, the authors consider the phenomenon on its own terms - not simply as a way station on the road to democracy - and in the context of the continent's social, political, intellectual, and economic history.
Call Number: 320.96 CHE
Publication Date: 2019-10-23
South African Politics by Nicola De JagerWhat does it mean to be a constitutional state? What impact did apartheid have on democracy in South Africa? What are the key issues and dynamics in understanding South Africa's political position? South African Politics: An Introduction provides students with an overview of how political policies have changed over time in South Africa, and how these policies impact socio-economic development. Theoretical concepts are presented in accessible language and examples ensure that students have a better understanding of the local political landscape. "Perspective" boxes offer further information and analysis to enrich students' learning. Contributors include Victoria Graham, Vusi Gumede, Xolela Mangcu, Theo Neethling, Joleen Steyn Kotze, and David Welsh.
Call Number: 320.968 SOU
Publication Date: 2015-10-22
I Am the People by Partha ChatterjeeThe forms of liberal government that emerged after World War II are in the midst of a profound crisis. In I Am the People, Partha Chatterjee reconsiders the concept of popular sovereignty in order to explain today's dramatic outburst of movements claiming to speak for "the people." To uncover the roots of populism, Chatterjee traces the twentieth-century trajectory of the welfare state and neoliberal reforms. Mobilizing ideals of popular sovereignty and the emotional appeal of nationalism, anticolonial movements ushered in a world of nation-states while liberal democracies in Europe guaranteed social rights to their citizens. But as neoliberal techniques shrank the scope of government, politics gave way to technical administration by experts. Once the state could no longer claim an emotional bond with the people, the ruling bloc lost the consent of the governed. To fill the void, a proliferation of populist leaders have mobilized disaffected groups into a battle that they define as the authentic people against entrenched oligarchy. Once politics enters a spiral of competitive populism, Chatterjee cautions, there is no easy return to pristine liberalism. Only a counter-hegemonic social force that challenges global capital and facilitates the equal participation of all peoples in democratic governance can achieve significant transformation. Drawing on thinkers such as Antonio Gramsci, Michel Foucault, and Ernesto Laclau and with a particular focus on the history of populism in India, I Am the People is a sweeping, theoretically rich account of the origins of today's tempests.
Call Number: 320.5662 CHA
Publication Date: 2019-12-17
Democracy As Fetish by Ralph CintronDemocracy has long been fetishized. Consequently, how we speak about democracy and what we expect from democratic governance are at odds with practice. With unflinching resolve, this book probes the theory of democracy and how the left and right are fascinated by it. In this innovative multidisciplinary study, Ralph Cintron provides sustained analysis of our political discourse. He shows not only how the rhetoric of democracy produces strong desires for social order, global wealth, and justice but also how these desires cannot be satisfied. Throughout his discussion, Cintron includes ethnographic research from fieldwork conducted over the course of twenty years in the Latino neighborhoods of Chicago, where he observes both citizens and the undocumented looking to democracy to fulfill their highest aspirations. Politicians hand out favors to the elite, developers strong-arm aldermen, and the disenfranchised have little redress. The problem, Cintron argues, is that the conditions required to put democracy into practice-territory, a bordered nation-state, citizens, property-are constituted by inequality and violence, because there is no inclusivity that does not also exclude. Drawing on ethnography, economics, political theory, and rhetorical analysis, Cintron makes his case with tremendous analytic rigor. This challenge to reassess the discourses on democracy and to consider democratic politics as always compromised by oligarchy will be of particular interest to political and rhetorical theorists.
Call Number: 321.8 CIN
Publication Date: 2019-11-18
Democratic Responsibility by Nora HanaganAmerican society is often described as one that celebrates self-reliance and personal responsibility. However, abolitionists, progressive reformers, civil rights activists, and numerous others often held their fellow citizens responsible for shared problems such as economic exploitation and white supremacy. Moreover, they viewed recognizing and responding to shared problems as essential to achieving democratic ideals. In Democratic Responsibility, Nora Hanagan examines American thinkers and activists who offered an alternative to individualistic conceptions of responsibility and puts them in dialogue with contemporary philosophers who write about shared responsibility. Drawing on the political theory and practice of Henry David Thoreau, Jane Addams, Martin Luther King Jr., and Audre Lorde, Hanagan develops a distinctly democratic approach to shared responsibility. Cooperative democracy is especially relevant in an age of globalization and hyperconnectivity, where societies are continually threatened with harms--such as climate change, global sweatshop labor, and structural racism--that result from the combined interactions of multiple individuals and institutions, and which therefore cannot be resolved without collective action. Democratic Responsibility offers insight into how political actors might confront seemingly intractable problems, and challenges conventional understandings of what commitment to democratic ideals entails. This book will be of interest to scholars and students of political science, especially those who look to the history of political thought for resources that might promote social justice in the present.
The Cambridge Handbook of New Human Rights by Andreas von Arnauld (Editor); Kerstin von der Decken (Editor); Mart Susi (Editor)The book provides in-depth insight to scholars, practitioners, and activists dealing with human rights, their expansion, and the emergence of 'new' human rights. Whereas legal theory tends to neglect the development of concrete individual rights, monographs on 'new' rights often deal with structural matters only in passing and the issue of 'new' human rights has received only cursory attention in literature. By bringing together a large number of emergent human rights, analysed by renowned human rights experts from around the world, and combining the analyses with theoretical approaches, this book fills this lacuna. The comprehensive and dialectic approach, which enables insights from individual rights to overarching theory and vice versa, will ensure knowledge growth for generalists and specialists alike. The volume goes beyond a purely legal analysis by observing the contestation, rhetorics, the struggle for recognition of 'new' human rights, thus speaking to human rights professionals beyond the legal sphere.
Call Number: 323 CAM
Publication Date: 2020-01-02
Fixed Income Analysis Workbook by Barbara S. PetittTHE THOROUGHLY REVISED AND UPDATED FOURTH EDITION OF THE COMPANION WORKBOOK TO FIXED INCOME ANALYSIS Now in its fourth edition, the Fixed Income Analysis Workbook offers a range of practical information and exercises that will enhance your understanding of the tools, strategies, and techniques associated with fixed-income portfolio management. Written by a team of knowledgeable contributors, this hands-on resource helps busy professionals and those new to the discipline apply the concepts and methodologies that are essential for mastery. The Workbook is an accessible guide for understanding the metrics, methods, and mechanics as applied in the competitive world of fixed-income analysis. It also provides a stress-free way to practice the tools and techniques described in the companion text. The Fixed Income Analysis Workbook includes information and exercises to help you: Work real-world problems associated with fixed-income risk and return Review the fundamentals of asset-backed securities Comprehend the principles of credit analysis Understand the arbitrage-free valuation framework Practice important methods and techniques before applying them in actual situations The fourth edition provides updated coverage of fixed income portfolio management including detailed applications of liability-driven and index-based strategies, exposure to the major types of yield curve strategies, and practical approaches to implementing active credit strategies. For anyone who wants a more solid understanding of fixed-income portfolio management, the Fixed Income Analysis Workbook is a comprehensive and practical resource.
Call Number: 332.6323 ADA
Publication Date: 2019-10-15
Congo's Environmental Paradox by Theodore TrefonCongo has the natural resources the world needs. Its forests count in the fight against global climate change and its mining sector helps satisfy our addiction to the latest high tech gadgets. Congo's farmers could feed all of Africa's population of over a billion people. The Inga hydroelectric site has the potential to light up the entire continent. These realities are redefining the country's strategic place in a globalized world. Telling a different story about power and nature, Congo's Environmental Paradox examines the dynamics of this huge country's forest, mining, land, water and oil sectors in an integrated way. It connects the dots by emphasizing resource diversity, interlinkages and the complex nature of these sectors. Congo's incredible natural wealth has the potential to contribute to development in this troubled central African country--but structural problems, cultural factors, poor governance and predation remain serious challenges. Clearly written, full of environmental facts and analyses, this volume is a must-read for anyone interested in development and the political economy of natural resource management in Africa.
Call Number: 333.7096751 TRE
Publication Date: 2016-05-15
Intermediate Microeconomics by Alan Griffiths; Stuart WallThe second edition has been fully updated and reworked, including an additional chapter on game theory. With its comprehensive coverage the book combines the theoretical rigour of an intermediate microeconomic text with extensive applications of the key principles to evidence and data drawn from the UK, Europe and other international sources.
Call Number: 338.5 GRI
Publication Date: 2000-03-01
Economic Development and Mental Illness by Alf H. WalleSocial, economic, and technological changes disrupt many indigenous, ethnic, and rural communities even when offering progress. Under these conditions, social and psychological dysfunctions are likely to emerge. This book provides insights regarding how to anticipate, prevent, and, when necessary, provide mitigation strategies to communities and individuals who suffer as a result. This book, the first of its kind, provides an overview of strategic and policy issues involving the relationship between change and dysfunction, enabling the reader to more effectively deal with potentially hurtful influences in proactive, equitable, and culturally sensitive ways. After providing a theoretical overview, methods for anticipating the hurtful impacts of change are discussed, along with techniques for mitigating its negative effects upon communities and individuals. Learning objectives and discussion questions are included with each chapter, and the book can serve as a text for courses on indigenous economic development, Native studies, culturally appropriate business, and culturally competent therapy. It can also be used as a professional handbook for practitioners working with communities affected by these issues.
Call Number: 338.9 WAL
Publication Date: 2019-12-20
Farming Systems and Food Security in Africa by John Dixon (Editor); Dennis P. Garrity (Editor); Jean-Marc Boffa (Editor); Timothy O. Williams (Editor); Tilahun Amede (Editor); Christopher Auricht (Editor); Rosemary Lott (Editor); George Mburathi (Editor)An improved knowledge of Africa's complex farming systems, set in their socio-economic and environmental context, is an essential ingredient to developing effective strategies for improving food and nutrition security. This book systematically and comprehensively describes the characteristics, trends, drivers of change and strategic priorities for each of Africa's fifteen farming systems and their main subsystems. It shows how a farming systems perspective can be used to identify pathways to household food security and poverty reduction, and how strategic interventions may need to differ from one farming system to another. In the analysis, emphasis is placed on understanding farming systems drivers of change, trends and strategic priorities for science and policy. Illustrated with full-colour maps and photographs throughout, the volume provides a comprehensive and insightful analysis of Africa's farming systems and pathways for the future to improve food and nutrition security. The book is an essential follow-up to the seminal work Farming Systems and Poverty by Dixon and colleagues for the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and the World Bank, published in 2001.
Call Number: 338.1096 FAR
Publication Date: 2019-12-23
The Future of Mining in South Africa by Salimah Valiani (Editor)The future of mining in South Africa is hotly contested. Wide-ranging views from multiple quarters rarely seem to intersect, placing emphasis on different questions without engaging in holistic debate. This book aims to catalyse change by gathering together fragmented views into unifying conversations. It highlights the importance of debating the future of mining in South Africa and for reaching consensus in other countries across the mineral-dependent globe. It covers issues such as the potential of platinum to spur industrialisation, land and dispossession on the platinum belt, the roles of the state and capital in mineral development, mining in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the experiences of women in and affected by mining since the late 19th century and mine worker organising: history and lessons and how post-mine rehabilitation can be tackled. It was inspired not only by an appreciation of South Africa's extensive mineral endowments, but also by a realisation that, while the South African mining industry performs relatively well on many technical indicators, its management of broader social issues leaves much to be desired. It needs to be deliberated whether the mining industry can play as critical a role going forward as it did in the evolution of the country's economy.
Macroeconomics by Olivier BlanchardFor courses in intermediate macroeconomics.Blanchard is the book that helps students to see the big macroeconomic picture by integrating one unifying model throughout the text, without glossing over the core concepts that matter. Blanchard doesn't take shortcuts in his explanation, because students will use these tools again and again, throughout their academic and professional careers. The organization allows for the greatest degree of flexibility, so professors can direct their class as they see fit.
Call Number: 339 BLA
Publication Date: 2005-07-01
Macroeconomics for Today by Irvin B. TuckerNow you can truly visualize economics with the most student-friendly economics text on the market: Irvin Tucker's MACROECONOMICS FOR TODAY, 9E. Written by a national award-winning educator, MACROECONOMICS FOR TODAY clearly presents concepts using a writing style that is engaging and clear, no matter what your current level of economic understanding. A unique textual and visual learning system, colorful graphs, and causation chains clarify concepts. The book concisely presents and reinforces core concepts, then gives opportunities to immediately assess your comprehension.You study the latest economic information on economic growth, income distribution, federal deficits, environmental issues, and other developments in economics today with an engaging, easy-to-follow format that applies principles to everyday life. Numerous printed and online study tools, including a companion website, help you further master key principles in economics today.
Call Number: 339 TUC
Publication Date: 2016-01-01
Callister's Field Guide to Legal Research by Paul D. CallisterFor upper-level law students, law clerks, and attorneys, Field Guide to Legal Research is not another exhaustive treatise but a concise, working person's guide to solving complex legal research problems. Much like a field guide, this book classifies problem types and matches them with appropriate legal research resources. It emphasizes "working the problem," "problem typing," and then application of problem types to the appropriate resources. Problems and exercises illustrate the application of constructs and techniques to particular situations. Coverage is much broader than in first-year legal research classes. The book includes problems based on government agencies, statistics, and even patent law. There are numerous "screen shots" and images to facilitate the learning process.
Call Number: 340.072073 CAL
Publication Date: 2019-03-11
Gilbert Law Summary on Legal Research, Writing and Analysis by Peter Jan Honigsberg; Edith M. HoThis outline covers court systems, precedent, case reporting system (including regional and state reporters, headnotes and the West Key Number System®, citations, and case finding), statutes, constitutions, and legislative history, and secondary sources (including treatises, law reviews, digests, and restatements). Also discussed are administrative agencies (including regulations), Shepard's Citations®, KeyCite, legal research using computers, including Westlaw, Lexis, and other online sources, reading and understanding a case (including briefing a case), using legal source books, basic guidelines for legal writing, organizing your research, writing a memorandum of law, writing a brief, and writing an opinion or client letter.
Call Number: 340.072073 HON
Publication Date: 2019-06-24
International Law and the Cold War by Matthew Craven (Editor); Sundhya Pahuja (Editor); Gerry Simpson (Editor)International Law and the Cold War is the first book dedicated to examining the relationship between the Cold War and International Law. The authors adopt a variety of creative approaches - in relation to events and fields such as nuclear war, environmental protection, the Suez crisis and the Lumumba assassination - in order to demonstrate the many ways in which international law acted upon the Cold War and in turn show how contemporary international law is an inheritance of the Cold War. Their innovative research traces the connections between the Cold War and contemporary legal constructions of the nation-state, the environment, the third world, and the refugee; and between law, technology, science, history, literature, art, and politics.
Call Number: 341.09045 INT
Publication Date: 2019-12-19
Sexual orientation, gender identity and international human rights law : common law perspectives by Kerry O'HalloranThis book identifies, analyses and discusses the nexus of legal issues that have emerged in recent years around sexuality and gender. It audits these against specific human rights requirements and evaluates the outcomes as evidenced in the legislation and caselaw of six leading common law jurisdictions. Beginning with a snapshot of the legal definitions and sanctions associated with the traditional marital family unit, the book examines the subsequently evolving key concepts and constructs before outlining the contemporary international framework of human rights as it relates to matters of sexuality and gender. It proceeds by identifying a set of themes, including the rights to identity, to form a family, to privacy, to equality and to non-discrimination, and undertakes a comparative evaluation of how these and other themes indicate areas of commonality and difference in the approaches adopted in those common law jurisdictions, as illustrated by the associated legislation and caselaw. It then considers why this should be and assesses the implications.
Call Number: 341.483 OHA
Publication Date: 2019-11-11
Constitutions Compared (5Th Edition) by HERINGAThe 5th edition of this handbook provides a user-friendly introduction to comparative constitutional law. For each area of constitutional law, a general introduction and a comparative overview is provided, which is then followed by more detailed country chapters on that specific area. The author has expanded several chapters to provide for even more detail on national legal systems and constitutional comparison.
Call Number: 342 HER
Publication Date: 2019-08-09
The Law of Oil and Gas by Patrick Martin; Bruce Kramer; Keith Hall; Alex RitchieThis is a detailed and informed casebook examining major aspects of property, contract, conservation, and environmental law governing oil and gas exploration and development. It provides original text and explanatory materials. The appendices include sample forms. Chapter titles discuss: A Brief Introduction to the Scientific and Engineering Background of Oil and Gas Law; The Nature and Protection of Interests in Oil and Gas; The Oil and Gas Lease--A Close Look at Its More Important Clauses; Covenants Implied in Oil and Gas Leases; Title and Conveyancing Problems Arising From Transfers by Fee Owners and Lessors; Transfers Subsequent to a Lease; Pooling and Unitization; Public Lands; Federal Environmental Regulation of The Oil and Gas Industry; and State and Local Oil and Gas Regulation.
Call Number: 343.730772 LAW
Publication Date: 2016-06-10
The Slave Trade Abolition and the Long History of International Criminal Law by Emily HaslamModern international criminal law typically traces its origins to the twentieth-century Nuremberg and Tokyo trials, excluding the slave trade and abolition. Yet, as this book shows, the slave trade and abolition resound in international criminal law in multiple ways. Its central focus lies in a close examination of the often-controversial litigation, in the first part of the nineteenth century, arising from British efforts to capture slave ships, much of it before Mixed Commissions. With archival-based research into this litigation, it explores the legal construction of so-called 'recaptives' (slaves found on board captured slave ships). The book argues that, notwithstanding its promise of freedom, the law actually constructed recaptives restrictively. In particular, it focused on questions of intervention rather than recaptives' rights. At the same time it shows how a critical reading of the archive reveals that recaptives contributed to litigation in important, but hitherto largely unrecognized, ways. The book is, however, not simply a contribution to the history of international law. Efforts to deliver justice through international criminal law continue to face considerable challenges and raise testing questions about the construction - and alternative construction - of victims. By inscribing the recaptive in international criminal legal history, the book offers an original contribution to these contentious issues and a reflection on critical international criminal legal history writing and its accompanying methodological and political choices.
Call Number: 345.02551 HAS
Publication Date: 2019-10-11
Cases and Materials on Marijuana Law by Howard Bromberg; Mark K. Osbeck; Michael VitielloThis pioneering casebook presents a thorough exploration of the rapidly evolving and complex area of marijuana law. Current through the end of 2018, this casebook explains marijuana law from all perspectives, including federal, state, local, and international law. Also treated in depth are the fascinating civil, criminal and constitutional issues emerging from current marijuana law, as well as important issues of federalism, business and tax law, and professional responsibility. Significant and recent cases are presented in edited and readable form, as well as the legislation, regulations, and public policy that govern marijuana cultivation, consumption, and supply. Notes, questions, and problems in each chapter enhance understanding of the materials.
Call Number: 345.730277 BRO
Publication Date: 2019-03-11
Dutfield and Suthersanen on Global Intellectual Property Law by Graham Dutfield; Uma Suthersanen; G. DimitaA much-anticipated new edition of this acclaimed work on intellectual property (IP) in its global context. With intelligent and insightful coverage of IP law from international and comparative perspectives this second edition has been thoroughly revised and expanded. This unique textbook presents the main IP rights, identifying their basic features and tracing their evolution up to the present day by reference to statutes, cases and international treaties. Examining the evolving activities in the international arena, especially debates and new IP rules concerning or impinging on creativity and innovation, consumer choice, trade, economics, social welfare and culture, this innovative textbook considers how these activities interact with developments at regional and domestic levels.Key Features include: * Presentation of IP law in a global context, uniquely organised by theme as opposed to by type of IPR for accessibility and ease of learning* a comprehensive commentary guiding students through international, regional and comparative IP law* examination of the impact of IP on the international stage* an interdisciplinary approach considering the global influence of IP in respect of trade, development, law, economics, technology, human rights and biological and cultural diversity, providing readers with extensive knowledge of IP law's reachA key resource for IP courses with a global outlook, Dutfield and Suthersanen on Global Intellectual Property Law will also be of great interest to a number of global institutions.
The Law of Business Structures by F. H. I. Cassim (Editor)The Law of Business Structures provides a comprehensive but simplified treatment of the different types of business structures in South African law. This work examines the law of partnerships, business trusts, close corporations and companies, whether large or small and whether formed for a profit-making or a non-profit-making objective. The chapters on company law provide a detailed discussion and explanation of core company law topics. Discussions of modern corporate governance best practices, insider trading and market manipulation are also included. Excessive theoretical analysis has been avoided, but important legal concepts and principles are nevertheless carefully explained and analysed. Case law and references to legislation have been kept to a minimum, but discussions of the important cases and relevant legislation are included. A glossary of important terms, intended to provide background and guidance to students, is included, and sample questions are provided for each chapter of the book.
Call Number: 346.68066 LAW
Publication Date: 2013-01-01
Fate of the Child by Sandra BurmanDecisions that radically affect children's futures - whether custody decisions on divorce, adoption placements, or juvenile court decisions - have life-long consequences. This book presents the evidence from an interdisciplinary collaborative project set up to research how legal decisions on children are being made in South Africa.
Call Number: 346.6808872 FAT
Publication Date: 2004-09-01
Oil and Gas Law in a Nutshell by John S. LoweThis text provides authoritative coverage of the legal rules that govern the development of privately owned mineral rights in the United States, which often also apply to government-owned resources. It covers topics such as the nature, protection, and conveyance of oil and gas rights, leasing, and taxation. The 7th edition tracks recent developments in the law and expands Appalachian coverage.
War and Sex by John V. H. DippelIn this engrossing exploration of men's motives for war, the author argues persuasively that one important subconscious reason young men volunteer for battle is to enhance their status as marriage partners for the women on the home front. Especially for men from low socioeconomic backgrounds becoming a soldier offers a sexual and reproductive edge over their civilian male peers. The author also examines the subtle influence that women's expanding power in society has on male attitudes regarding conflict. Drawing upon extensive literary as well as historical sources, he demonstrates how tensions over gender roles affect men's willingness to go to war, and how the experience of war, in turn, changes the relations between the sexes. Until very recently, war has reaffirmed the central social importance of masculinity and demoted women to supportive, domestic roles. Reviewing the social circumstances leading up to conflicts from the American Civil War through the Viet Nam War and the current clash between the West and Islamic fundamentalists, he convincingly shows that gender-based pressures play a significant, if often unconscious, role in tipping a society toward the decision of war. Thoroughly researched, yet engagingly and accessibly written, this unique discussion of men and women's roles in a society contemplating war offers much food for thought.
Call Number: 355.02019 DIP
Publication Date: 2010-08-24
Anti-Discriminatory Practice by Neil ThompsonAddressing the common concepts and issues across the various forms of discrimination, this core text from one of Palgrave's best-selling authors explores the reasons why the development of anti-discriminatory practice is so vital and examines the steps that need to be taken towards constructing a social work practice based on principles of anti-discrimination and the promotion of equality. This is key reading for undergraduate and postgraduate modules on Anti-discriminatory and Anti-oppressive Practice modules on Social Work programmes, as well as Social Work Theory and Social Work Practice modules. Practitioners will also benefit hugely from the experience and expertise of Neil Thompson.
Call Number: 361.32080941 THO
Publication Date: 2016-05-06
Seeing the Child in Child Protection Social Work by Sue KennedyRecent Serious Case Reviews into child deaths have concluded that social workers attention is drawn away from the child by demands placed on them by the adults, organisational structures and systems. This book repositions social work thinking and practice by placing the child's lived experience at the centre of its illustrative examples and cases.
Call Number: 362.7 KEN
Publication Date: 2020-01-17
Critical Community Psychology by Carolyn Kagan; Mark Burton; Paul Duckett; Rebecca Lawthom; Asiya SiddiqueeThis accessible textbook draws upon progressions in academic, political and global arenas, to provide a comprehensive overview of practical issues in psychological work across a diverse range of community settings. Interest in community psychology, and its potential as a distinctive approach, is growing and evolving in parallel with societal and policy changes. Thoroughly revised and updated, this new edition covers crucial issues including decolonial approaches, migration, social justice, and the environmental crisis. It has a new chapter on archive research, working with data, policy analysis and development, to reflect the continuously developing global nature of community psychology. Key features include: Sections and chapters organised around thinking, acting and reflecting Case examples and reflections of community psychology in action Discussion points and ideas for exercises that can be undertaken by the reader, in order to extend critical understanding Aiming to provide readers with not only the theories, values and principles of community psychology, but also with the practical guidance that will underpin their community psychological work, this is the ideal resource for any student of community, social, and clinical psychology, social work, community practice, and people working in community-based professions and applied settings.
Call Number: 362.22 CRI
Publication Date: 2019-09-30
Theories for Decolonial Social Work Practice in South Africa by Shernaaz Carelse; Glynnis Dykes; Antoinette Lombard; Paul (Rembuluwani) Mbedzi; Shahana Rasool; Rinie Schenck; van Breda van Breda (Editor); Johannah Sekudu (Editor)Theories for Decolonial Social Work Practice in South Africa is a local book critically presenting social work theories that are suitable for decolonial and developmental generalist practice in the Global South. The choice of theories included in this book is informed by the lived experiences of South Africans in a multicultural, post-colonial, post-apartheid society. The book sees the goal of social work as effecting transformation and liberation, through the implementation of the developmental approach, and by drawing on decolonial and African concepts. It supports social workers in working toward this goal by stimulating critical reflection and disrupting taken-for-granted beliefs and practices. It guides readers to work with client groups across the micro-mezzo-macro continuum in such a way that they are empowered to develop agency, thereby affirming the basic values of social justice and human dignity.
Call Number: 362.8400968 THE
Publication Date: 2020-03-26
Giving Offense by J. M. CoetzeeWinner of the 2003 Nobel Prize in Literature. J. M. Coetzee presents a coherent, unorthodox analysis of censorship from the perspective of one who has lived and worked under its shadow. The essays collected here attempt to understand the passion that plays itself out in acts of silencing and censoring. He argues that a destructive dynamic of belligerence and escalation tends to overtake the rivals in any field ruled by censorship. From Osip Mandelstam commanded to compose an ode in praise of Stalin, to Breyten Breytenbach writing poems under and for the eyes of his prison guards, to Aleksander Solzhenitsyn engaging in a trial of wits with the organs of the Soviet state, Giving Offense focuses on the ways authors have historically responded to censorship. It also analyzes the arguments of Catharine MacKinnon for the suppression of pornography and traces the operations of the old South African censorship system. "The most impressive feature of Coetzee's essays, besides his ear for language, is his coolheadedness. He can dissect repugnant notions and analyze volatile emotions with enviable poise."--Kenneth Baker, San Francisco Chronicle Book Review "Those looking for simple, ringing denunciations of censorship's evils will be disappointed. Coetzee explicitly rejects such noble tritenesses. Instead . . . he pursues censorship's deeper, more fickle meanings and unmeanings."--Kirkus Reviews "These erudite essays form a powerful, bracing criticism of censorship in its many guises."--Publishers Weekly "Giving Offense gets its incisive message across clearly, even when Coetzee is dealing with such murky theorists as Bakhtin, Lacan, Foucault, and René; Girard. Coetzee has a light, wry sense of humor."--Bill Marx, Hungry Mind Review "An extraordinary collection of essays."--Martha Bayles, New York Times Book Review "A disturbing and illuminating moral expedition."--Richard Eder, Los Angeles Times Book Review
Call Number: 363.31 COE
Publication Date: 1996-04-15
Criminal Behavior by Curt R. Bartol; Anne M. BartolA comprehensive psychological approach to criminal and antisocial behavior. Building on a tradition of excellence, Criminal Behavior: A Psychological Approachis accurate, well-researched, contemporary, and comprehensive. It offers a detailed look at crime, what may lead to it, and how criminal behavior may be prevented -- all from a psychological perspective. With a focus on serious crimes, particularly those involving violence, this text offers an all-inclusive look at a very complex field through effective and engaging material that has been classroom-tested for more than thirty years. Now in the Eleventh Edition, you'll find crucial updates relating to crime definitions and DSM-5 categories, as well as the most current statistics and recently proposed models and theories. Numerous topics -- such as intimate partner violence, juvenile sex offending, terrorist recruitment, elderly abuse, and sexual burglary -- now receive more extensive coverage than ever before.
Call Number: 364.3 BAR
Publication Date: 2016-02-05
Introduction to Forensic and Criminal Psychology by Dennis HowittIntroduction to Forensic Criminal Psychology, 6th Edition provides a clear, comprehensive and engaging coverage of the subject. With a continued emphasis on key empirical findings and the theory stemming from this research, this book will equip you with a deep and contextualised understanding of this fascinating area.
Call Number: 364.3 HOW
Publication Date: 2017-10-01
Criminology in Africa by T Mushanga (Editor)First published by the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute, this revised edition remains a rare study of criminology in the African context, considered from a pan-African perspective. The paucity of information and analysis on crime in Africa, both at national and continental levels, and the ongoing concerns about crime and its negative impacts on law, human rights and development in the region, assure the work continual relevance. On a practical level if African countries are to ensure that crime is dealt with as efficiently as possible, and through prevention, so that resources can be directed to areas of greatest need, then laws and strategies at local and international levels will need to be based on the kinds of data and reflection that this collection of papers provides. Some topics covered include: traditional, colonial and present day administration of criminal justice; the problems associated with criminal justice in Madagascar; state violence in Uganda; a case study of corruption in Nigeria; criminal politics in Cameroon; drug trafficking and abuse; homicide in Sierra Leone; youth and crime; the relationship between migration, crime and delinquency; and violence as a weapon of the dispossessed. A final chapter considers the state of teaching and research in the field of criminology in Africa. The contributions are in both English and French. The editor is a criminologist and a diplomat. He has variously served as Professor of Sociology and Criminology at the universities of Makerere and Nairobi.
Call Number: 364.96 CRI
Publication Date: 2004-01-01
Developing Tenacity by Bill Lucas; Ellen SpencerBill Lucas and Ellen Spencer's Developing Tenacity: Teaching learners how to persevere in the face of difficulty is a powerful call to action and a practical handbook for all teachers who want to stimulate and strengthen their pupils' learning tenacity. The UK's All-Party Parliamentary Group on Social Mobility recently proposed the adoption by schools of specific interventions in the areas of resilience and character; meanwhile, across the Atlantic, an end-of-high-school "score" for grit is also being considered in the USA. In line with this growing consensus, an increasing body of evidence suggests that cultivating these competencies is key to success both in school and in later life. In Developing Tenacity, the second instalment in the Pedagogy for a Changing World series, Lucas and Spencer show educators how. Delving beyond "grit" and "growth mindset", and encompassing more than the formal curriculum, Developing Tenacity draws on the co-authors' research at the University of Winchester's Centre for Real-World Learning to offer a powerful synthesis of what it takes for learners to persevere when confronted with challenges. The resulting analysis depicts the true value of tenacity inside and outside the educational setting and provides teachers with action-oriented strategies as to how the four key "habits" of tenacity - confidence, control, commitment and connectivity - can be developed in learners.Suitable for all teachers and school leaders - in both primary and secondary settings - who want to instil a strong sense of tenacity in their pupils' approach to learning.
Call Number: 370.15 LUC
Publication Date: 2018-06-19
Edtech for the K-12 Classroom by Iste Staff (Editor)Technology in the K-12 classroom is no longer an option. To prepare students for the future of work, life and citizenship, every school needs to be equipped with digital tools and staffed by educators who can harness technology to accelerate innovation in teaching and learning. Edtech for the K-12 Classroom is designed to empower future teachers to use technology effectively in their classrooms and schools. Meant to supplement or replace edtech textbooks, this ebook is a compilation of articles and multimedia offering concrete lesson plans, inspiring reflections and advice from edtech experts on how to empower learners using technology. The book includes readings, supplemented by videos, webinars and infographics, tied to the widely adopted ISTE Standards with examples on how to align lessons to the ISTE Standards for Students to empowers learners to be effective communicators, computational thinkers, innovative designers, global collaborators and digital citizens.
Call Number: 371.33 EDT
Publication Date: 2018-06-22
The Alliance Way by Tina M. Owen-MooreAward-winning educator Tina M. Owen-Moore details the beliefs and practices that made the Alliance School of Milwaukee the focus of national attention as the first school to open with the mission of being bully-free. The Alliance Way illustrates how creating a safe, inclusive, and academically challenging environment goes beyond a programming approach that targets bullying to a more holistic one in which building relationships takes center stage. Owen-Moore describes the core tenets adopted by the school's staff and students, including the importance of shared power and authentic work; the role of relationships and joy in preventing harm; the need to prepare staff to support LGBTQ students and students who have experienced trauma; and systems for reporting and repairing harm when it occurs. She highlights how school leaders can lead from the middle within their districts to bring about change and provides tools and resources such as sample agendas from staff meetings, retreats, and team‐building activities. Filled with real stories from an innovative school with a critical and compelling mission, The Alliance Way is an inspiring and practical resource for educators seeking answers on how to make schools engaging, accepting, and safe for all students.
Call Number: 371.58 OWE
Publication Date: 2019-03-05
Universal Design in Higher Education by Sheryl E. Burgstahler (Editor); Michael K. Young (Foreword by)This second edition of the classic Universal Design in Higher Education is a comprehensive, up-to-the-minute guide for creating fully accessible college and university programs. The second edition has been thoroughly revised and expanded, and it addresses major recent changes in universities and colleges, the law, and technology. As larger numbers of people with disabilities attend postsecondary educational institutions, there have been comparable greater efforts to make the full array of classes, services, and programs accessible to all students. This revised edition provides both a full survey of those measures and practical guidance for schools as they work to turn the goal of universal accessibility into a reality. As such, it makes an indispensable contribution to the growing body of literature on special education and universal design. This book will be of particular value to university and college administrators, and to special education researchers, teachers, and activists.
Call Number: 371.9115 UNI
Publication Date: 2015-09-08
The Project Approach for All Learners by Sallee Beneke; Michaelene M. Ostrosky; Lilian G. Katz; Susan A. Fowler (Foreword by)Includes a complete package of training and implementation materials A proven and popular teaching method, the Project Approach engages the natural curiosity of children through in-depth investigations of topics that capture their interest. Now there's a guidebook that helps you use this child-centered approach to reach and teach all learners in your early childhood classroom--regardless of background or ability. Developed by a team of experts that includes Project Approach leader Lilian G. Katz, this book is your go-to guide to implementing project-based learning in inclusive early childhood classrooms. You'll discover how to support diverse groups of students as they study real world topics that fascinate them, play detective with peers to find answers to questions, and show what they've learned in interesting and creative ways. You'll also get practical, start-to-finish guidance on how to apply the Project Approach, including a complete package of training materials, examples of successful projects from real inclusive classrooms, and a Project Approach Implementation Checklist that helps you use the approach effectively. LEARN HOW TO: Use the Project Approach in combination with universal design for learning (UDL) strategies Choose a compelling project topic that encourages hands-on learning in inclusive settings Teach children effective strategies for investigating the topic and conducting research Build on children's natural motivation by actively engaging and listening to them Make the most of each child's individual strengths and expertise during project work Support children in representing their learning through displays and presentations Offer accommodations and supports that meet diverse learning needs TRAINING & IMPLEMENTATION MATERIALS: You'll master each step of the Project Approach with the comprehensive package of supplementary materials, including the Project Approach Implementation Checklist, 38 video clips that illustrate key concepts, 22 PowerPoint presentations on important elements of the Project Approach, and six sets of training materials that correspond with each chapter. Supplementary materials are available online to purchasers of the book. Interested in learning more? Register for the webinar Inclusive ECE Classrooms and The Project Approach February 20, 2019 - 2:00 PM Eastern Time
Call Number: 372.21 BEN
Publication Date: 2018-09-24
This Is Play by Julia Luckenbill; Aarti Subramaniam; Janet ThompsonConnecting theory to practice, this book highlights the importance of play for the social, emotional, and intellectual development of very young children. Combines theoretical and practical information and includes guidance about how to improve interactions with children, select materials for young children to use, and work with families to support children development. Through vignettes, photographs, and narrative text, learn a range of ideas to help infant-toddler teachers become more responsive to children's cues and more intentional in their interactions and play with children.
Call Number: 372.21 LUC
Publication Date: 2019-10-15
Pedagogy in Poverty by Ursula HoadleyAs South Africa transitioned from apartheid to democracy, changes in the political landscape, as well as educational agendas and discourse on both a national and international level, shaped successive waves of curriculum reform over a relatively short period of time. Using South Africa as a germane example of how curriculum and pedagogy can interact and affect educational outcomes, Pedagogy in Poverty explores the potential of curricula to improve education in developing and emerging economies worldwide, and, ultimately, to reduce inequality. Incorporating detailed, empirical accounts of life inside South African classrooms, this book is a much-needed contribution to international debate surrounding optimal curriculum and pedagogic forms for children in poor schools. Classroom-level responses to curriculum policy reforms reveal some implications of the shifts between a radical, progressive approach and traditional curriculum forms. Hoadley focuses on the crucial role of teachers as mediators between curriculum and pedagogy, and explores key issues related to teacher knowledge by examining the teaching of reading and numeracy at the foundational levels of schooling. Offering a data-rich historical sociology of curriculum and pedagogic change, this book will appeal to academics, researchers and postgraduate students in the fields of education, sociology of education, curriculum studies, educational equality and school reform, and the policy and politics of education.
Call Number: 375.000968 HOA
Publication Date: 2017-08-18
Accomplishing Change in Teaching and Learning Regimes by Paul TrowlerThis book offers a new perspective on the professional world of higher education. Using social practice theory, it presents a practice sensibility rooted in concepts which illuminate teaching and learning contexts. The book takes the reader through the social processes occurring within higher education institutions which shape contexts and influence the direction of change. For leaders and managers, educational developers, change agents, and academics, this sensibility will help to identify the successful paths to changes for enhancement and the patterns of policy implementation likely to occur as teaching and learning is enhanced. For researchers of higher education, the practice sensibility offers new possibilities for meaningful research into teaching and learning issues. Teaching and learning regimes are a key focus of the book. As a family of practices performed by a workgroup in higher education over extended periods, they comprise a number of 'moments'; characteristics derived from structural foundations which shape the workgroup's practices and frameworks of meaning. These moments condition how teaching and learning is fundamentally understood, what its aims are thought to be, what is considered 'normal' practice, how individuals see themselves and others, and how power operates within the workgroup. The material context is significant in this, as are the backstories, personal histories, and institutional sagas. This book develops a completely new approach to Trowler's concept of teaching and learning regimes. Using both his research and that of others in the field, it presents a more nuanced, fully-developed, and sophisticated version of the concept which has great traction for empirical research, the management of change, and the enhancement of the student experience and learning outcomes.
Call Number: 378 TRO
Publication Date: 2020-02-05
International Handbook of Universities 2018 by International Association of Universities Staff (Editor)First published in 1959 by the International Association of Universities (IAU), the International Handbook of Universities provides detailed information on Education Systems and higher education institutions that offer at least a four-year degree or a four-year professional diploma. This 10-volume set includes information on: For Education Systems: Description of the higher education system of each country Stages of studies as well as information on distance education Admission criteria, including information for foreign students Quality assurance and recognition systems Contact details for national bodies For Institutions: Contact details: name, address, telephone, fax, website Historical background, special facilities and publications Degrees and diplomas offered at each level of study Key personnel, including principal academic and administrative officers Description of facilities, schools and departments Valuable information on academic year, admission requirements, academic staff and student numbers
Call Number: 378.0025 INT
Publication Date: 2019-12-19
Tattoo Histories by Sinah Theres Kloß (Editor)Tattoo Histories is an edited volume which analyzes and discusses the relevance of tattooing in the socio-cultural construction of bodies, boundaries, and identities, among both individuals and groups. Its interdisciplinary approach facilitates historical as well as contemporary perspectives. Rather than presenting a universal, essentialized history of tattooing, the volume's objective is to focus on the entangled and transcultural histories, narratives, and practices related to tattoos. Contributions stem from various fields, including Archaeology, Art History, Classics, History, Linguistics, Media and Literary Studies, Social and Cultural Anthropology, and Sociology. They advance the current endeavour on the part of tattoo scholars to challenge Eurocentric and North American biases prevalent in much of tattoo research, by including various analyses based in locations such as Malaysia, Israel, East Africa, and India. The thematic focus is on the transformative capacity of tattoos and tattooing, with regard to the social construction of bodies and subjectivity; the (re-)creation of social relationships through the definition of (non-)tattooed others; the formation and consolidation of group identities, traditions, and authenticity; and the conceptualization of art and its relevance to tattoo artist-tattooee relations.
Call Number: 391.65 TAT
Publication Date: 2019-12-13
Death and Burial in Ancient Egypt by Salima IkramA Book Riot 100 Must-Read Book on Ancient History Death, burial, and the afterlife were as important to the ancient Egyptians as how they lived. This well-illustrated book explores all aspects of death in ancient Egypt, including beliefs of the afterlife, mummification, the protection of the body, tombs and their construction and decoration, funerary goods, and the funeral itself. It also addresses the relationship between the living and the dead, and the magico-religious interaction of these two in ancient Egyptian culture.Salima Ikram's own experience with experimental mummification and funerary archaeology lends the book many completely original and provocative insights. In addition, a full survey of current development in the field makes this a unique book that combines all aspects of death and burial in ancient Egypt into one volume.
Academic Encounters: the Natural World Student's Book by Jennifer Wharton; Bernard Seal (General Editor)The Academic Encounters series uses a sustained content approach to teach skills necessary for taking academic courses in English. There are two books for each content area. Academic Encounters: The Natural World engages students with academic readings, photos, graphs, and charts on stimulating topics from the fields of earth science and biology. Topics include Earth's systems: the lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere; volcanoes, earthquakes, and tsunamis; the human brain and the human heart; and recent medical advances. Students develop important skills such as reading for detail, skimming, reading critically, and applying what you have read. Each chapter ends with a guided academic writing assignment. Vocabulary and academic writing tasks occur throughout the book. The topics correspond with those in Academic Listening Encounters: The Natural World.
Diggers at the Well by T. Muraoka (Editor); J. F. Elwolde (Editor)The accelerated publication of the Dead Sea Scrolls makes it essential for scholars working with these texts to have reliable and up-to-date information over the nature of Qumran Hebrew and Aramaic. This volume presents results of current investigations in this field presented at a third, four-day symposium on the Hebrew of the Scrolls and Ben Sira held in October 1999 at the Ben-Gurion University in Beer-Sheva with as many as 27 papers presented, some of which deal with questions of general and fundamental importance such as the nature of Qumran Hebrew, the linguistic symbiosis in Qumran, the position of Qumran Hebrew in the history of Hebrew, the future directions of philological and linguistic investigation of Qumran Hebrew and the Scrolls. Participants, many of whom are reputed specialists in the field, came from not only Israel, but also the U.S.A. , U.K., Sweden, the Netherlands, and France.
Routledge Handbook of Arabic Translation by Sameh Hanna (Editor); Hanem El-Farahaty (Editor); Abdel Wahab Khalifa (Editor)Translation-related activities from and into Arabic have significantly increased in the last few years, in both scope and scale. The launch of a number of national translation projects, policies and awards in a number of Arab countries, together with the increasing translation from Arabic in a wide range of subject areas outside the Arab World - especially in the aftermath of the Arab Spring - have complicated and diversified the dynamics of the translation industry involving Arabic. The Routledge Handbook of Arabic Translation seeks to explicate Arabic translation practice, pedagogy and scholarship, with the aim of producing a state of the art reference book that maps out these areas and meets the pedagogical and research needs of advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as active researchers.
Schaum's Outline of Introduction to Mathematical Economics, 3rd Edition by Edward T. DowlingThe ideal review for your intro to mathematical economics course More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum's Outlines for their expert knowledge and helpful solved problems. Written by renowned experts in their respective fields, Schaum's Outlines cover everything from math to science, nursing to language. The main feature for all these books is the solved problems. Step-by-step, authors walk readers through coming up with solutions to exercises in their topic of choice. Outline format supplies a concise guide to the standard college courses in mathematical economics 710 solved problems Clear, concise explanations of all mathematical economics concepts Supplements the major bestselling textbooks in economics courses Appropriate for the following courses: Introduction to Economics, Economics, Econometrics, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Economics Theories, Mathematical Economics, Math for Economists, Math for Social Sciences Easily understood review of mathematical economics Supports all the major textbooks for mathematical economics courses
Lectures on BSDEs, Stochastic Control, and Stochastic Differential Games with Financial Applications by René CarmonaThe goal of this textbook is to introduce students to the stochastic analysis tools that play an increasing role in the probabilistic approach to optimization problems, including stochastic control and stochastic differential games. While optimal control is taught in many graduate programs in applied mathematics and operations research, the author was intrigued by the lack of coverage of the theory of stochastic differential games. This is the first title in SIAM's Financial Mathematics book series and is based on the author's lecture notes. It will be helpful to students who are interested in stochastic differential equations (forward, backward, forward-backward); the probabilistic approach to stochastic control (dynamic programming and the stochastic maximum principle); and mean field games and control of McKean-Vlasov dynamics. The theory is illustrated by applications to models of systemic risk, macroeconomic growth, flocking/schooling, crowd behavior, and predatory trading, among others.
The Human DNA Manual by Melita IrvingThe Human DNA Manual aims to enlighten and entertain the genetically curious layperson on all aspects of our DNA and genetic code. An introductory section covers the basic concepts of genetics and debunks some of the confusion that stems from associated jargon. A history of DNA discovery explains the role of this molecule-of-inheritance and how it conveys the recipe for life, including how to extract your own DNA at home using every day household items. Discussing the relevance of DNA in the past, present and the future, author Melita Irving also covers the potential influence genes have in driving evolution; the concept of bringing back notable historical species from extinction, and the widespread role of DNA in everyday practices. Current issues, such as genetic conditions and the latest medical breakthroughs in detecting them, forensic science, gene therapy and sequencing are all clearly explained. Finally, the book looks at the future of genes and examine the impact DNA will have on the lives of the next generation -- the epigenetics era and potentially heritable consequences of environmental exposures, the contribution of genetic engineering to a functioning society, the concept of gene editing in reproductive medicine, the slippery slope to a 'superhuman' race, and human cloning, as well as the potential for the development of new therapies using gene technology.
Assessment in Health Professions Education by Rachel Yudkowsky; Yoon Soo Park; Steven M. DowningAssessment in Health Professions Education, second edition, provides a comprehensive guide for educators in the health professions--medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, and allied health fields. This second edition has been extensively revised and updated by leaders in the field. Part I of the book presents an introduction to assessment fundamentals and their theoretical underpinnings from the perspective of the health professions. Part II covers specific assessment methods, with a focus on validity, best practices, challenges, and practical guidelines for the effective implementation of successful assessment programs. Part III addresses special topics and recent innovative approaches, including narrative assessment, situational judgment tests, programmatic assessment, mastery learning settings, and the key features approach. This accessible text addresses the essential concepts for the health professions educator and provides the background needed to understand, interpret, develop, and effectively implement assessment methods.
Call Number: 610.76 ASS
Publication Date: 2018-08-15
Effective Communication for Health Professionals by ElsevierEnsure you have the skills to effectively communicate with patients and other healthcare professionals! With its easy-to-read style, Effective Communication for Health Professionals, 2nd edition, is loaded with useful tips and exercises to help you learn the universal (and necessary) practice of communication. This full-color second edition reflects current therapeutic techniques, including Communication Guidelines feature boxes, Words at Work dialogue boxes, added case studies, and all-new content exploring the most current communication tools in the modern health care setting. In addition, interactive exercises on the Evolve companion website encourages you to practice therapeutic communication techniques in real-life situations. UNIQUE! Interactive activities on accompanying Evolve site include a variety of application exercises such as scenarios with voice mail messages and patient/caregiver interviews. Easy-to-read style provides practical information, hints, and tips. Test Your Communication IQ boxes provide you with a short self-assessment test at the beginning of each chapter. Spotlight on Success boxes provide you with useful, practical tips for improving workplace habits and communication. Expanding Critical Thinking boxes provide actual case examples and activities with useful tips to help you apply what you've learned to practice. Legal Eagle boxes provide useful tips that focus on honesty, as well as ethical and legal communication between patients and healthcare workers. End-of-chapter questions and exercises help you to use knowledge learned from topics presented in the chapter. NEW! Chapter devoted to cross-cultural communication promotes understanding of care in a diverse workplace NEW! Chapter on diseases and disorders discusses communication with patients experiencing specific physical and mental illnesses and disorders. NEW and UNIQUE! Words at Work dialogue boxes demonstrate actual conversations between healthcare workers and clients. UPDATED! Content reflects the most current communication tools for the modern healthcare setting. NEW! Full-color design and art program promote engagement. NEW and UNIQUE! Communication Guidelines boxes direct you to best practices for the effective exchange of information. NEW! Additional Taking the Chapter to Work case studies demonstrate real-life communication pitfalls and successes.
Men's Health - Ultimate Dumbbell Guide by Myatt MurphyThe easiest, most inexpensive way to build muscle strength, size, and power turns out to be the best, with this supremely effective guide from the world's largest men's magazine Workout fads and fitness equipment come and go, but as trainers and bodybuilders know- nothing tops a simple set of dumbbells for convenience, reliability, and versatility when you are trying to build muscles and get in shape. In Men's Health Ultimate Dumbbell Guide, Myatt Murphy, a fitness expert and longtime contributor to Men's Health, shows readers how to use dumbbells to develop just about every part of their bodies. For anyone who believes that dumbbells can be used only for arms and shoulders, Myatt Murphy proves them wrong. Featuring 200 photographs, Men's Health Ultimate Dumbbell Exercises demonstrates how to perform a total body workout and get maximum results. There are exercises here-lunges, squats, dead lifts, curls, shrugs, kickbacks, presses, and more-that develop abs, arms, chest, legs, and shoulders, along with innovative new ways to get the most of this versatile piece of strength-training equipment. With instructions for creating literally thousands of dumbbell exercises for the novice to advanced lifter, Men's Health Ultimate Dumbbell Exercises will be an indispensable addition to any home gym.
Frames of reference for pediatric occupational therapy by Paula KramerFrames of Reference for Pediatric Occupational Therapy, Fourth Edition , uses frames of reference (neuro-development, social participation, etc.) as effective blueprints for applying theory to pediatric OT practice. Updated with new chapters, case examples, and a new focus on evidence-based practice. This proven approach helps students understand the "why" of each frame of reference before moving on to the "how" of creating effective treatment programs to help pediatric clients lead richer, fuller lives. The book first covers the foundations of frames reference for pediatric OT (Section I), and then covers commonly used frames of reference such as motor skill acquisition, biomechanical, and sensory integration (Section II). A final section discusses newer focused/specific frames of reference like handwriting skills and social participation. A standardized format within each frame of reference chapter covers the same elements (Theoretical Base, Supporting Evidence, the Function/Dysfunction Continuum, Guide to Evaluation, and Application to Practice) to help students build the knowledge and skills needed for effective practice. Case Examples illustrate frames of references in action. NEW! Additional frames of reference --STAR approach to Sensory Processing Disorders, Anxiety and Depression in school age children, and a Strength Based Approach for Adolescents with Autism--are covered in three new chapters to better prepare students for everyday practice. NEW! Supporting Evidence sections in frames of reference chapters cover the evidence supporting each theory. EXPANDED! Evaluation sections cover new assessment instruments available to the OT practitioner and now include new real-world examples. NEW! Color images of actual clinicians working with actual patients , along with a wide range of updated photos and charts, illustrate key concepts and applications. Essential terms are defined within the theoretical base in each frame of reference Practical sections on the "Function/Dysfunction Continuum" indicate the severity of the dysfunction and outline the level of needed intervention. eBook available for purchase. Fast, smart, and convenient, today's eBooks can transform learning. These interactive, fully searchable tools offer 24/7 access on multiple devices, the ability to highlight and share notes, and more
Current Psychotherapies by Danny Wedding; Raymond CorsiniNow in its eleventh edition and used in top Counseling, Psychology and Social Work programs, CURRENT PSYCHOTHERAPIES helps you learn, compare and apply the major systems of psychotherapy in a way that will be meaningful in your future practice. Every chapter is written by either an originator or a leading proponent of a system. Each of these distinguished figures describes the basic principles of the system and highlights how it differs from other systems. A case example in every theory chapter guides you through the problem, evaluation, treatment and follow-up process. A companion volume, CASE STUDIES IN PSYCHOTHERAPY, is available in this title's MindTap; it offers detailed cases that illustrate the basic techniques and methods of each theory.
Call Number: 616.8914 CUR
Publication Date: 2018-03-16
Introductory Electronics for Engineering by Martin PodgesThis text introduces electronics for engineering. It covers: instruments; semiconductor theory; diode theory; diode theory; diode applications; transistor theory; transistor applications; transistor applications; and field effect.
Dissertation Research and Writing for Built Environment Students by S. G. NaoumDissertation Research and Writing for Built Environment Studentsis a step-by-step guide to get students through their final year research project. Trusted and developed over three previous editions, the new fourth edition shows you how to select a dissertation topic, write a proposal, conduct a literature review, select the research approach, gather the data, analyse and present the information and ultimately produce a well-written dissertation. The book simplifies dissertation research and writing into a process involving a sequence of learnable activities and divides the process into three parts. Part One covers the necessary groundwork, including: identifying the problem, writing a proposal and reviewing the literature. Part Two covers the research design and includes: approaches and techniques for data collection and constructing and sampling a questionnaire. Part Three covers: measurement of data, analysis of data with SPSS, structuring and writing the whole dissertation, and supervision and assessment. This new edition is packed with updated examples and research samples, making this the ideal resource for students involved in research in built environment subjects such as construction management, construction project management, facilities management, real estate, building surveying, quantity surveying and civil engineering. vers: measurement of data, analysis of data with SPSS, structuring and writing the whole dissertation, and supervision and assessment. This new edition is packed with updated examples and research samples, making this the ideal resource for students involved in research in built environment subjects such as construction management, construction project management, facilities management, real estate, building surveying, quantity surveying and civil engineering.
Call Number: 624.072 NAO
Publication Date: 2019-05-30
Understanding Food by Amy Christine BrownUNDERSTANDING FOOD: PRINCIPLES AND PREPARATION is your introductory guide to food, food preparation, food service and food science. Integrating these key topics with relevant information about nutrition and the food industry, this best-selling text gives you a thorough overview of the different dimensions of food principles and insight into the variety of career options available in the food industry. Numerous photographs and illustrations help you understand and apply what you read, and the sixth edition is now available with MindTap Nutrition--a digital learning platform that lets you learn how, when and where you want--even on your mobile! With features like self-assessments, pop-up tutors, videos and an interactive ebook, MindTap Nutrition makes studying a breeze.
Cost and Management Accounting by Colin DruryThis international best-seller provides a clear and accessible introduction to cost and management accounting. Colin Drury's renowned authoring expertise blends theory and practice and the text encompasses all the basic topics needed on an introductory course. Now in its seventh edition, Cost and Management Accounting has been carefully updated to ensure it precisely fits the latest course and examination requirements.
Organizational Behavior by Stephen P. RobbinsKey Benefit: THE most comprehensive, reality-based review of organizational behavior of its kind, this volume prepares readers to explain and predict behavior in organizations at three levels--the individual, the group, and the organization system. Features a lively, conversational style, extensive examples, case applications, skill-building modules, "Ethical" Dilemma exercises, "Myth or Science?" boxes, and more. Key Topics: Values, Attitudes, and Job Satisfaction. Personality and Emotions. Perception and Individual Decision Making. Basic Motivation Concepts. Motivation: From Concepts to Applications. Understanding Work Teams. Communication. Basic Approaches to Leadership. Contemporary Issues in Leadership. Power and Politics. Conflict and Negotiation. Technology and Work Design. Human Resource Policies and Practices. Organizational Culture. Organizational Change and Stress Management. Market: For anyone interested in organizational behavior, organizational psychology, or human relations.
Call Number: 658.3 ROB
Publication Date: 2001-02-12
Marketing Management by Philip Kotler; Kevin Lane KellerFor undergraduate and graduate courses in marketing management. Stay on the cutting-edge with the gold standard text that reflects the latest in marketing theory and practice. The world of marketing is changing everyday--and in order for students to have a competittive advantage, they need a textbook that reflects the best of today's marketing theory and practices. Marketing Management is the gold standard marketing text because its content and organization consistently reflect the latest changes in today's marketing theory and practice.
Call Number: 658.8 KOT
Publication Date: 2015-04-30
Persuasive Communication, Third Edition by James B. Stiff; Paul A. MongeauProviding an accessible integration of theory and research methods, this text prepares students to critically analyze persuasive appeals and to design effective messages and campaigns. The book draws on key ideas from both communication and social psychology to explore the mutual influence of cognitive and affective processes and the characteristics and production of messages. It gives the reader a solid grasp of foundational issues in persuasion research, the core components of persuasive transactions, and major theoretical models. Instructive concrete examples illustrate applications of the concepts in such settings as health promotion, political campaigns, the courtroom, and advertising. New to This Edition *Engaging topic boxes on college drinking, attitudes about same-sex marriage, the "birther" movement, and other timely issues. *New or expanded discussions of the integrative model of behavioral prediction, the use of guilt appeals, social media, individualized tailoring of political messages, and numerous other topics. *The latest data and theoretical perspectives. *Epilogue on current and future trends in the field.
Call Number: 658.45 STI
Publication Date: 2016-08-22
Persuasive Communication by Richard O. YoungThis updated and expanded edition of Persuasive Communication offers a comprehensive introduction to persuasion and real-world decision making. Drawing on empirical research from social psychology, neuroscience, business communication research, cognitive science, and behavioral economics, Young reveals the thought processes of many different audiences--from investors to CEOs--to help students better understand why audiences make the decisions they make and how to influence them. The book covers a broad range of communication techniques, richly illustrated with compelling examples, including resumes, speeches, and slide presentations, to help students recognize persuasive methods that do, and do not, work. A detailed analysis of the emotions and biases that go into decision making arms students with perceptive insights into human behavior and helps them apply this understanding with various decision-making aids. Students will learn how to impact potential employers, clients, and other audiences essential to their success. This book will prove fascinating to many, and especially useful for students of persuasion, rhetoric, and business communication.
Call Number: 658.45 YOU
Publication Date: 2016-08-01
Management Consultancy by Morgen WitzelWhat is management consultancy? How has it developed? How does it affect businesses? This book answers these questions and introduces the field for those looking to develop a career as a management consultant. Providing a thorough introduction to management consultancy, Morgen Witzel covers the topic from a range of perspectives including the field's historical development, the client's perspective, business analysis, return on investment, consulting failures, ethics and accountability and the growing importance of sustainability. With exercises and case studies throughout, this practical textbook provides students with a rounded and critical understanding of what it means to be a management consultant and in so doing, will help readers emerge as employable management consultants of the future.
Call Number: 658.46 WIT
Publication Date: 2015-12-15
Advertising, Promotion and Other Aspects of Integrated Marketing Communications by J. Craig Andrews; Terence A. ShimpExplore all aspects of marketing communications, from time-honored methods to the newest developments in the field backed by the latest research, data and analytic techniques with one of today's leading IMC texts, ADVERTISING, PROMOTION, AND OTHER ASPECTS OF INTEGRATED MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS, 10E. With emphasis on the fundamentals and practices you need, this edition focuses on advertising and sales promotion, planning, branding, consumer behavior, media buying, public relations, packaging, POP communications, and personal selling. You explore emerging topics, such as today's popularity of apps, social media outlets, online and digital practices, and viral communications, as well as their impact on traditional marketing. Revisions to this most current IMC text on the market address must-know changes to environmental, regulatory, and ethical issues; MindTap Insights Online; place-based applications; privacy; global marketing, and memorable advertising campaigns.
The Back of the Napkin by Dan RoamThe acclaimed bestseller about visual problem solving-now bigger and better "There is no more powerful way to prove that we know something well than to draw a simple picture of it. And there is no more powerful way to see hidden solutions than to pick up a pen and draw out the pieces of our problem." So writes Dan Roam in The Back of the Napkin, the international bestseller that proves that a simple drawing on a humble napkin can be more powerful than the slickest PowerPoint presentation. Drawing on twenty years of experience and the latest discoveries in vision science, Roam teaches readers how to clarify any problem or sell any idea using a simple set of tools. He reveals that everyone is born with a talent for visual thinking, even those who swear they can't draw. And he shows how thinking with pictures can help you discover and develop new ideas, solve problems in unexpected ways, and dramatically improve your ability to share your insights. Take Herb Kelleher and Rollin King, who figured out how to beat the traditional hub-and-spoke airlines with a bar napkin and a pen. Three dots to represent Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. Three arrows to show direct flights. Problem solved, and the picture made it easy to sell Southwest Airlines to investors and customers. Now with more color, bigger pictures, and additional content, this new edition does an even better job of helping you literally see the world in a new way. Join the teachers, project managers, doctors, engineers, assembly-line workers, pilots, football coaches, marine drill instructors, financial analysts, students, parents, and lawyers who have discovered the power of solving problems with pictures.
Call Number: 658.403 ROA
Publication Date: 2009-12-31
The Making of a Manager by Julie ZhuoInstant Wall Street Journal Bestseller! Congratulations, you're a manager! After you pop the champagne, accept the shiny new title, and step into this thrilling next chapter of your career, the truth descends like a fog: you don't really know what you're doing. That's exactly how Julie Zhuo felt when she became a rookie manager at the age of 25. She stared at a long list of logistics--from hiring to firing, from meeting to messaging, from planning to pitching--and faced a thousand questions and uncertainties. How was she supposed to spin teamwork into value? How could she be a good steward of her reports' careers? What was the secret to leading with confidence in new and unexpected situations? Now, having managed dozens of teams spanning tens to hundreds of people, Julie knows the most important lesson of all: great managers are made, not born. If you care enough to be reading this, then you care enough to be a great manager. The Making of a Manager is a modern field guide packed everyday examples and transformative insights, including: * How to tell a great manager from an average manager (illustrations included) * When you should look past an awkward interview and hire someone anyway * How to build trust with your reports through not being a boss * Where to look when you lose faith and lack the answers Whether you're new to the job, a veteran leader, or looking to be promoted, this is the handbook you need to be the kind of manager you wish you had.
The Mckinsey Way by Ethan M. Rasiel"If more business books were as useful, concise, and just plain fun to read as THE MCKINSEY WAY, the business world would be a better place." --Julie Bick, best-selling author of ALL I REALLY NEED TO KNOW IN BUSINESS I LEARNED AT MICROSOFT. "Enlivened by witty anecdotes, THE MCKINSEY WAY contains valuable lessons on widely diverse topics such as marketing, interviewing, team-building, and brainstorming." --Paul H. Zipkin, Vice-Dean, The Fuqua School of Business It's been called "a breeding ground for gurus." McKinsey & Company is the gold-standard consulting firm whose alumni include titans such as "In Search of Excellence" author Tom Peters, Harvey Golub of American Express, and Japan's Kenichi Ohmae. When Fortune 100 corporations are stymied, it's the "McKinsey-ites" whom they call for help. In THE MCKINSEY WAY, former McKinsey associate Ethan Rasiel lifts the veil to show you how the secretive McKinsey works its magic, and helps you emulate the firm's well-honed practices in problem solving, communication, and management. He shows you how McKinsey-ites think about business problems and how they work at solving them, explaining the way McKinsey approaches every aspect of a task: How McKinsey recruits and molds its elite consultants; How to "sell without selling"; How to use facts, not fear them; Techniques to jump-start research and make brainstorming more productive; How to build and keep a team at the top its game; Powerful presentation methods, including the famous waterfall chart, rarely seen outside McKinsey; How to get ultimate "buy-in" to your findings; Survival tips for working in high-pressure organizations. Both a behind-the-scenes look at one of the most admired and secretive companies in the business world and a toolkit of problem-solving techniques without peer, THE MCKINSEY WAY is fascinating reading that empowers every business decision maker to become a better strategic player in any organization.
Call Number: 658.4012 RAS
Publication Date: 1999-02-22
Total Quality in Information Systems and Technology by Jack WoodallBreaking tradition in describing Information Technology (IT), also known as Information Systems (IS), this book sets its sights on educating business and technical personnel at all levels on how to bridge the communication and quality gap between their respective areas. Taking action before preliminary planning has taken place costs money, especially when it involves technology. Learn from the experts the time-saving, action-oriented techniques that disprove the tired, dated mind-set that has until now excluded technology from corporate planning. Properly applied, these techniques will transform your decisions into actions that result in the implementation of innovative technology-on time and within budget. Discover methods of blending the desires of technicians-who want the newest technology, often regardless of cost-with that of the business area, allowing both to work in harmony. Successful methods are illustrated.
Food Quality and Shelf Life by Charis M. Galanakis (Editor)Food Quality and Shelf Life covers all aspects and challenges of food preservation, packaging and shelf-life. It provides information on the most important pillars in the field, starting with active and smart packaging materials, novel technologies, and control tools in all stages between production and consumer. The book gives emphasis to methodological approaches for sensory shelf-life estimation and the impact of packaging on sensorial properties. Researchers and professionals alike will find this reference useful, especially those who are interested in the performance evaluation of future packaging for fresh produce in the cold chain and temperature management in the supply chain.
Call Number: 664.028 FOO
Publication Date: 2019-06-11
Quantity Surveyor's Pocket Book by Duncan CartlidgeThe third edition of the Quantity Surveyor's Pocket Book has been updated in line with NRM1, NRM2 and NRM3, and remains a must-have guide for students and qualified practitioners. Its focused coverage of the data, techniques and skills essential to the quantity surveying role makes it an invaluable companion for everything from initial cost advice to the final account stage. Key features and updates included in this new edition: an up-to-date analysis of NRM1, 2 and 3; measurement and estimating examples in NRM2 format; changes in procurement practice; changes in professional development, guidance notes and schemes of work; the increased use of NEC3 form of contract; the impact of BIM. This text includes recommended formats for cost plans, developer's budgets, financial reports, financial statements and final accounts. This is the ideal concise reference for quantity surveyors, project and commercial managers, and students of any of the above.
Call Number: 692.5 CAR
Publication Date: 2017-03-10
Building Measurement by Andrew D. PackerMeasurement of buildings is the core skill of the quantity surveyor. It underpins the procurement, management, delivery and subsequent commissioning of a completed building, and must now be completed using New Rules of Measurement 2 (NRM 2). In this much-needed new measurement textbook, the measurement of the most common building elements is described using NRM2. Extensive worked examples including fully up to date hand-drawn diagrams and supporting take-off lists ensure that the reader develops a confidence in their ability to measure using NRM2 in practice. A practical step-by-step approach is used to explain and interpret the detail of the specific Work Sections of NRM2, covering a broad range of different trades, including mechanical and electrical systems; external works; groundwork; masonry; joinery; and internal finishes. Presuming no prior knowledge of measurement or NRM2, and fully up to date with current practice, including consideration of Building Information Modelling, this is the ideal text for students of measurement at HND or BSc level, as well as practitioners needing a crash course in how to apply NRM2.
Call Number: 692.5 PAC
Publication Date: 2016-11-01
Construction Quantity Surveying by Donald ToweyThe revised and updated comprehensive resource for Quantity Surveyors working with a construction contractor The second edition of Construction Quantity Surveying offers a practical guide to quantity surveying from a main contractor's perspective. This indispensable resource covers measurement methodology (including samples using NRM2 as a guide), highlights the complex aspects of a contractor's business, reviews the commercial and contractual management of a construction project and provides detailed and practical information on running a project from commencement through to completion. Today's Quantity Surveyor (QS) plays an essential role in the management of construction projects, although the exact nature of the role depends on who employs the QS. The QS engaged by the client and the contractor's QS have different parts to play in any construction project, with the contractor's QS role extending beyond traditional measurement activities, to encompass day-to-day tasks of commercial building activities including estimating, contract administration, and construction planning, as well as cost and project management. This updated and practical guide: Focuses on the application, knowledge and training required of a modern Quantity Surveyor Clearly shows how Quantity Surveying plays an essential central role within the overall management of construction projects Covers measurement methodology, the key elements of the contractor's business and the commercial and contractual management of a construction project The construction industry changes at fast pace meaning the quantity surveyor has a key role to play in the successful execution of construction projects by providing essential commercial input. Construction Quantity Surveying meets this demand as an up-to-date practical guide that includes the information needed for a Quantity Surveyor to perform at the highest level. It clearly demonstrates that quantity surveying is not limited to quantifying trade works and shows it as an important aspect of commercial and project management of construction projects.
Anthropology, Art and Cultural Production by Maruska SvasekThis book provides an introduction to anthropological perspectives on art.Svasek defines art as a social process. We study not only the artefacts themselves and the values attributed to them, but also the process of production and its wider context.Providing a critical overview of various anthropological theories of art, Svasek offers a new perspective which centres on the analysis of commoditisation, aestheticisation and object agency. She explores the process of collecting and exhibiting art works and how this relates to art's production, distribution and consumption in an increasingly global market.The book outlines the significance of art and aesthetics in everyday life, and examines the shifting boundaries between art and other categories such as kitsch, souvenirs, propaganda and pornography.Finally, Svasek argues for an anthropological perspective that links the production and consumption of artefacts to political, religious and other cultural processes.Ideal as a teaching text, this book gives a detailed overview of themes that are central to the fields of art history, art sociology and cultural studies.
Bill Viola / Michelangelo by Martin Clayton (Text by); Kira Perov (Text by); Bill Viola (Artist)At first glance, there may appear to be more to separate Michelangelo (1475-1564) and Bill Viola (b. 1951) than to unite them: one, the great master of the Italian Renaissance; the other, the creator of state-of-the-art immersive sound and video installations. And yet, when Martin Clayton showed Viola Her Majesty The Queen's unsurpassed collection of Michelangelo drawings at Windsor in 2006, the two men began to discover parallels. This book presents a new perspective on both artists' works. Stills and sequences from twelve key video pieces by Viola are reproduced alongside seventeen of Michelangelo's presentation drawings, as well as the Taddei Tondo, the only Michelangelo marble sculpture in the UK and a treasure of the Royal Academy's collection. Texts by Martin Clayton examine how existential concerns - the preoccupation of many Renaissance artists, not least Michelangelo - are explored in Viola's often profoundly moving video installations, while Kira Perov provides insight into Viola's working processes. AUTHORS: Martin Clayton is Head of Prints and Drawings at Royal Collection Trust. Kira Perov is Bill Viola's partner and executive director of Bill Viola Studio. She manages, creatively guides and assists with the production of all his videotapes and installations, and curates exhibitions of his works worldwide. SELLING POINTS: * A selection of key works by the American video artist Bill Viola are presented alongside Michelangelo's drawings - revealing surprising parallels * Accompanies an exhibition presenting both artists' works at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, from 26 January to 31 March 2019 140 colour images
Call Number: 709.22 MIC
Publication Date: 2019-03-19
Anatomy: Exploring the Human Body by Phaidon EditorsA stunning tribute to our eternal fascination with the human body - and the latest in the bestselling 'Explorer' Collection Anatomy: Exploring the Human Body is a visually compelling survey of more than 5,000 years of image-making. Through 300 remarkable works, selected and curated by an international panel of anatomists, curators, academics, and specialists, the book chronicles the intriguing visual history of human anatomy, showcasing its amazing complexity and our ongoing fascination with the systems and functions of our bodies. Exploring individual parts of the human body from head to toe, and revealing the intricate functions of body systems, such as the nerves, muscles, organs, digestive system, brain, and senses, this authoritative book presents iconic examples alongside rarely seen, breathtaking works. The 300 entries are arranged with juxtapositions of contrasting and complementary illustrations to allow for thought-provoking, lively, and stimulating reading.
Call Number: 743.49 ANA
Publication Date: 2019-10-16
Upcycle with SizzixProvides detailed instructions on how to use a Sizzix die cutting machine as well as step-by-step projects to use upcycled paper crafts.
Japanese Woodblock Prints (1680-1938) by Andreas MarksFrom Edouard Manet's portrait of naturalist writer Émile Zola sitting among his Japanese art finds to Van Gogh's meticulous copies of the Hiroshige prints he devotedly collected, 19th-century pioneers of European modernism made no secret of their love of Japanese art. In all its sensuality, freedom, and effervescence, the woodblock print is single-handedly credited with the wave of japonaiserie that first enthralled France and, later, all of Europe--but often remains misunderstood as an "exotic" artifact that helped inspire Western creativity. The fact is that the Japanese woodblock print is a phenomenon of which there exists no Western equivalent. Some of the most disruptive ideas in modern art--including, as Karl Marx put it, that "all that is solid melts into air"--were invented in Japan in the 1700s and expressed like never before in the designs of such masters as Hokusai, Utamaro, and Hiroshige in the early 19th century. This book lifts the veil on a much-loved but little-understood art form by presenting the 200 most exceptional Japanese woodblock prints in their historical context. Ranging from the 17th-century development of decadent ukiyo-e, or "pictures of the floating world," to the decline and later resurgence of prints in the early 20th century, the images collected in this edition make up an unmatched record not only of a unique genre in art history, but also of the shifting mores and cultural development of Japan. From mystical mountains to snowy passes, samurai swordsmen to sex workers in shop windows, each piece is explored as a work of art in its own right, revealing the stories and people behind the motifs. We discover the four pillars of the woodblock print--beauties, actors, landscapes, and bird-and-flower compositions--alongside depictions of sumo wrestlers, kabuki actors, or enticing courtesans--rock stars who populated the "floating world" and whose fan bases fueled the frenzied production of woodblock prints. We delve into the horrifying and the obscure in prints where demons, ghosts, man-eaters, and otherworldly creatures torment the living--stunning images that continue to influence Japanese manga, film, and video games to this day. We witness how, in their incredible breadth, from everyday scenes to erotica, the martial to the mythological, these works are united by the technical mastery and infallible eye of their creators and how, with tremendous ingenuity and tongue-in-cheek wit, publishers and artists alike fought to circumvent government censorship. Three years in the making, this XXL edition presents reproductions of the finest extant impressions from the vaults of museums and private collections across the globe--many newly photographed especially for this project. Some 17 stunning fold-outs invite us to study even the subtlest details, while extensive descriptions guide us through this frantic period in Japanese art history. Features: The work of 89 artists, from the world-renowned to the unfamiliar 7 chapters organized chronologically to trace the history of the medium from 1680 to 1938 17 fold-outs, hand-folded due to their size and specifications Exclusive reproductions from museums and private collections An appendix listing all artists and works
Call Number: 769.952 MAR
Publication Date: 2019-12-29
Mass Effect by Lauren Cornell; Ed HalterEssays, discussions, and image portfolios map the evolution of art forms engaged with the Internet. Since the turn of the millennium, the Internet has evolved from what was merely a new medium to a true mass medium--with a deeper and wider cultural reach, greater opportunities for distribution and collaboration, and more complex corporate and political realities. Mapping a loosely chronological series of formative arguments, developments, and happenings, Mass Effect provides an essential guide to understanding the dynamic and ongoing relationship between art and new technologies. Mass Effect brings together nearly forty contributions, including newly commissioned essays and reprints, image portfolios, and transcribed discussion panels and lectures that offer insights and reflections from a wide range of artists, curators, art historians, and bloggers. Among the topics examined are the use of commercial platforms for art practice, what art means in an age of increasing surveillance, and questions surrounding such recent concepts as "postinternet." Other contributions analyze and document particular works by the artists of And/Or Gallery, Cory Arcangel, DIS, Cao Fei, the Radical Software Group, and others. Mass Effect relaunches a publication series initiated by the MIT Press and the New Museum in 1984, which produced six defining volumes for the field of contemporary art. These new volumes will build on this historic partnership and reinvigorate the conversation around contemporary culture once again. Copublished with the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images found in the physical edition. Contributors Cory Arcangel, Karen Archey, Michael Bell-Smith, Claire Bishop, Dora Budor, Johanna Burton, Paul Chan, Ian Cheng, Michael Connor, Lauren Cornell, Petra Cortright, Jesse Darling, Anne de Vries, DIS, Aleksandra Domanović, Harm van den Dorpel, Dragan Espenschied, Rózsa Zita Farkas, Azin Feizabadi, Alexander R. Galloway, Boris Groys, Ed Halter, Alice Ming Wai Jim, Jogging, Caitlin Jones, David Joselit, Dina Kafafi, John Kelsey, Alex Kitnick, Tina Kukielski, Oliver Laric, Mark Leckey, David Levine, Olia Lialina, Guthrie Lonergan, Jordan Lord, Jens Maier-Rothe, Shawn Maximo, Jennifer McCoy, Kevin McCoy, Gene McHugh, Tom Moody, Ceci Moss, Katja Novitskova, Marisa Olson, Trevor Paglen, Seth Price, Alexander Provan, Morgan Quaintance, Domenico Quaranta, Raqs Media Collective, Alix Rule, Timur Si-Qin, Josephine Berry Slater, Paul Slocum, Rebecca Solnit, Wolfgang Staehle, Hito Steyerl, Martine Syms, Ben Vickers, Michael Wang, Tim Whidden, Anicka Yi, and Damon Zucconi
Call Number: 776 MAS
Publication Date: 2015-10-23
School Photos in Liquid Time by Marianne Hirsch; Leo SpitzerFrom clandestine images of Jewish children isolated in Nazi ghettos and Japanese American children incarcerated in camps to images of Native children removed to North American boarding schools, classroom photographs of schoolchildren are pervasive even in repressive historical and political contexts. School Photos in Liquid Time offers a closer look at this genre of vernacular photography, tracing how photography advances ideologies of social assimilation as well as those of hierarchy and exclusion. In Marianne Hirsch and Leo Spitzer's deft analysis, school photographs reveal connections between the histories of persecuted subjects in different national and imperial centers. Exploring what this ubiquitous and mundane but understudied genre tells us about domination as well as resistance, the authors examine school photos as documents of social life and agents of transformation. They place them in dialogue with works by contemporary artists who reframe, remediate, and elucidate them. Ambitious yet accessible, School Photos in Liquid Time presents school photography as a new access point into institutions of power, revealing the capacity of past and present actors to disrupt and reinvent them.
Classical Music by John StanleyThis informative guide explores 800 years of musical history - from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. The reader is taken on a guided tour of the times that inspired the world's greatest music and introduced to more than 150 composers.
Dvorak by Neil ButterworthThis series of biographies presents the great composers against the background of their times. Each draws on personal letters and recollections, engravings, paintings and, when they exist, photographs, to present a complete picture of the composer's life.
Call Number: 780.92 DVO
Publication Date: 1998-12-31
Song to Sing Life to Live by SaliersCelebrating the spirit of songIn A Song to Sing, a Life to Live, Don and Emily Saliers help readers see the connections between Saturday night music and Sunday morning music by exploring the spiritual dimensions of music itself. They tell the stories of their own lives in music, and they share what they have learned and observed about the power of music in human life. They help us appreciate the joy of music and also how music carries us into places of sorrow, where we must go if we are to live with honesty about ourselves and compassion for others.This book is for churchgoers and spiritual seekers alike. Music is described in terms of spiritual practice; it has the power to embrace those who are deeply immersed in the life of Christian faith and speak to those who are spiritual but may question formal religion.The book explores a wide variety of musical traditions and offers an invitation to embrace a broader and deeper vision of the power of music and the spiritual dimensions of attentive listening. This is a beautiful expression of music as many things--healer, gift, symbol of freedom and community, and agent of change (Mary Chapin Carpenter).
Opera by Leslie Orrey; Rodney MilnesSurveys the history of opera from its beginnings in the late 16th century to the present, and focuses on the changes in the styles, conditions, and architecture of the theater.
Haunted Images by Libby SaxtonHaunted Images takes a close look at a range of treatments of the Holocaust in film, using sustained textual analysis to radically rethink film as a witness to history. Questioning the legitimacy of persistent claims that the Holocaust remains 'unrepresentable', this volume seeks to redefine the singular challenges this event presents to filmmakers, suggesting that filmic representations address the Holocaust as much through what they leave unseen - through silences and ellipses - as through what they visualise directly. Discussing films such as Kapo (1960), Shoah (1985) and Histoire(s) du cinéma (1997), this important new study provides a compelling reading of how European cinema has responded to the particular problems that the Holocaust presents to filmmakers, and suggests compelling fresh insights into the relationship between visual art, cultural trauma and the power of the image.
Call Number: 791.43658 SAX
Publication Date: 2008-10-14
Transmedia Directors by Carol Vernallis (Editor, Series edited by); Holly Rogers (Editor, Series edited by); Lisa Perrott (Editor, Series edited by)Transmedia Directors focuses on artist-practitioners who work across media, platforms and disciplines, including film, television, music video, commercials and the internet. Working in the age of media convergence, today's em/impresarios project a distinctive style that points toward a new contemporary aesthetics. The media they engage with enrich their practices o through film and television (with its potential for world-building and sense of the past and future), music video (with its audiovisual aesthetics and rhythm), commercials (with their ability to project a message quickly) and the internet (with its refreshed concepts of audience and participation), to larger forms like restaurants and amusement parks (with their materiality alongside today's digital aesthetics). These directors encourage us to reassess concepts of authorship, assemblage, transmedia, audiovisual aesthetics and world-building. Providing a vital resource for scholars and practitioners, this collection weaves together insights about artist-practitioners' collaborative processes as well as strategies for composition, representation, subversion and resistance.
Call Number: 791.430232 TRA
Publication Date: 2020-02-06
Filmed Thought by Robert B. PippinWith the rise of review sites and social media, films today, as soon as they are shown, immediately become the topic of debates on their merits not only as entertainment, but also as serious forms of artistic expression. Philosopher Robert B. Pippin, however, wants us to consider a more radical proposition: film as thought, as a reflective form. Pippin explores this idea through a series of perceptive analyses of cinematic masterpieces, revealing how films can illuminate, in a concrete manner, core features and problems of shared human life. Filmed Thought examines questions of morality in Almodóvar's Talk to Her, goodness and naïveté in Hitchcock's Shadow of a Doubt, love and fantasy in Sirk's All That Heaven Allows, politics and society in Polanski's Chinatown and Malick's The Thin Red Line, and self-understanding and understanding others in Nicholas Ray's In a Lonely Place and in the Dardennes brothers' oeuvre. In each reading, Pippin pays close attention to what makes these films exceptional as technical works of art (paying special attention to the role of cinematic irony) and as intellectual and philosophical achievements. Throughout, he shows how films offer a view of basic problems of human agency from the inside and allow viewers to think with and through them. Captivating and insightful, Filmed Thought shows us what it means to take cinema seriously not just as art, but as thought, and how this medium provides a singular form of reflection on what it is to be human.
Call Number: 791.430973 PIP
Publication Date: 2019-12-16
African Cinema and Human Rights by Mette Hjort (Editor); Eva Jørholt (Editor)Bringing theory and practice together, African Cinema and Human Rights argues that moving images have a significant role to play in advancing the causes of justice and fairness. The contributors to this volume identify three key ways in which film can achieve these goals: documenting human rights abuses and thereby supporting the claims of victims and goals of truth and reconciliation within larger communities; legitimating, and consequently solidifying, an expanded scope for human rights; and promoting the realization of social and economic rights. Including the voices of African scholars, scholar-filmmakers, African directors Jean-Marie Teno and Gaston Kaboré, and researchers whose work focuses on transnational cinema, this volume explores overall perspectives, and differences of perspective, pertaining to Africa, human rights, and human rights filmmaking alongside specific case studies of individual films and areas of human rights violations. With its interdisciplinary scope, attention to practitioners' self-understandings, broad perspectives, and particular case studies, African Cinema and Human Rights is a foundational text that offers questions, reflections, and evidence that help us to consider film's ideal role within the context of our ever-continuing struggle towards a more just global society.
Call Number: 791.436586 AFR
Publication Date: 2019-03-01
Eastern Westerns by Stephen TeoThe western, one of Hollywood's great film genres, has, surprisingly, enjoyed a revival recently in Asia and in other parts of the world, whilst at the same time declining in America. Although the western is often seen as an example of American cultural dominance, this book challenges this view. It considers the western from an Asian perspective, exploring why the rise of Asian westerns has come about, and examining how its aesthetics, styles and politics have evolved as a result. It analyses specific Asian Westerns as well as Westerns made elsewhere, including in Australia, Europe, and Hollywood, to demonstrate how these employ Asian philosophical and mythical ideas and value systems. The book concludes that the western is a genre which is truly global, and not one that that is purely intrinsic to America.
Introduction to Production by Robert I. Sutherland-CohenIntroduction to Production: Creating Theatre Onstage, Backstage, & Offstage defines the collaborative art of making theatre and the various job positions that go into realizing a production. Beginning with an overview of the art and industry of theatre, the book shows how theatre has evolved through history. The book then breaks down the nuts and bolts of the industry by looking at each professional role within it: from the topmost position of the producer down to the gopher, or production assistant. Each of these positions are defined along with their respective duties, rules, and resources that figure in obtaining these jobs. Each chapter offers exercises, links to videos and websites, review quizzes, and suggested readings to learn more about the creation and production of theatre.
Call Number: 792.0232 SUT
Publication Date: 2017-08-29
The Routledge Companion to Scenography by Arnold Aronson (Editor)The Routledge Companion to Scenography is the largest and most comprehensive collection of original essays to survey the historical, conceptual, critical and theoretical aspects of this increasingly important aspect of theatre and performance studies. Editor and leading scholar Arnold Aronson brings together a uniquely valuable anthology of texts especially commissioned from across the discipline of theatre and performance studies. Establishing a stable terminology for a deeply contested term for the first time, this volume looks at scenography as the totality of all the visual, spatial and sensory aspects of performance. Tracing a line from Aristotle's Poetics down to Brecht and Artaud and into contemporary immersive theatre and digital media, The Routledge Companion to Scenography is a vital addition to every theatre library.
Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology by Robert S. Weinberg; Daniel GouldFoundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Fourth Edition, the new edition of the best-selling sport and exercise psychology book on the market, continues to provide a thorough introduction to the key concepts in the field. Written by internationally respected authors, it provides students and new practitioners with a comprehensive view of sport and exercise psychology, bridges the gap between research and practice, conveys principles of professional practice, and captures the excitement of the world of sport and exercise. A supreme effort has been made to meet the increasing needs of professors, practitioners, and students. To further improve the total learning experience, the new edition features -an online study guide that provides an interactive learning experience for students; -thoroughly updated material that reflects the latest research and practice in the field to keep students aware of recent findings and hot topics in the field; and -more contemporary practical examples, case studies, and anecdotes to help students understand various theories and concepts. Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Fourth Edition,allows students to gain an understanding of the field while learning how to apply sport and exercise knowledge. The book contains seven parts that may be studied in any sequence. Part Iintroduces students to the field, detailing its history, current status, and the various roles of sport and exercise psychologists. Part IIfocuses on personal factors that affect performance and psychological development in sport, physical education, and exercise settings. In part III, the authors focus on two major classes of situational factors that influence behavior: competition and cooperation, and feedback and reinforcement. Part IVfocuses on group interaction and processes, while part V discusses how psychological techniques may be used to help people perform more effectively. Part VIaddresses the various roles psychological factors play in health and exercise. The final section, part VII, deals with main topics of psychological development and well-being that are important to both society and sport and exercise psychology, including children''s psychological development through sport participation, aggression in sport, and moral development and good sporting behavior in sport and physical activity contexts. Includes an online study guide! To assist students using the text, Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Fourth Edition,has a companion online student study guide. Completely integrated with the text, the study guide allows students to experience content through multiple dimensions. Students will receive free access to the study guide with the purchase of a new text or it may be purchased as a separate component. The online study guide is a trend-setting addition that will allow the subject of sport psychology to come alive to its users. The study guide is written to work directly with the text; mentions of the study guide appear in each chapter to encourage readers to take advantage of the study guide''s learning tools. This online study guide features more than 90 individual and small-group learning activities that may be printed and handed in or e-mailed to instructors for assessment. These activities require students to -use actual sport and exercise psychology instruments to assess their skills, -determine how to respond to real-life scenarios (with short answers or essays), -review and design research studies and experiments, search the Internet for relevant information, and apply and test their -understanding of sport and exercise psychology principles and concepts. Audio clips feature esteemed experts from the field discussing key course concepts that they have studied and refined during their professional careers. Students will hear from experts such as: -Robert C. Eklund, PhD, FACSM Professor at Florida State University -Diane L. Gill, PhD Professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro -Rainer Martens, PhD President of Human Kinetics -Judy L. Van Raalte, PhD Professor at Springfield College -Robin Vealey, PhD Professor at Miami University in Ohio -Craig Wrisberg, PhD Professor at the University of Tennessee These and other experts offer a great deal of insight on the issues being discussed in the text, and most chapters contain at least one expert audio clip. In addition, each chapter of the study guide opens with an audio introduction by Dr. Daniel Czech, the mentor throughout the online study guide. Video clips provide students with a realistic look at how sport psychology consultants interact and communicate with athletes to improve athletic experiences. In these video clips, students will watch as Dr. Czech interacts with a basketball player who is having trouble shooting free throws and a softball team that isn''t connecting on or off the field. These videos offer an opportunity for students to peer into the "real world" of a practicing sport psychology consultant. These audio and video clips help students understand the research and practice of sport psychology in today''s society. In addition to the inclusion of the new online study guide for students, the instructor ancillaries have also been improved. Updates have been made to the presentation package containing more than 900 PowerPoint slides, the test bank of more than 800 questions, and the instructor guide. Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Fourth Editionprovides a powerful learning tool for understanding human behavior in sport and exercise settings. This new edition continues to ensure that future researchers and practitioners in the field are well equipped and enthused about the possibilities and challenges they will encounter.
Call Number: 796.01 WEI
Publication Date: 2006-11-10
The Business of Sports Agents by Kenneth L. Shropshire; Timothy DavisThe legendary Charles C. "Cash and Carry" Pyle, considered by most to be the first sports agent, negotiated a $3,000-per-game contract for Red Grange to play professional football for the Chicago Bears in 1933. Today, salaries in the tens of millions of dollars are commonplace, and instead of theatrical promoters and impresarios, professionally trained businessmen and lawyers dominate the business. But whereas rules and penalties govern the playing field, there are far fewer restrictions on agents. Incidents of agents' manipulating athletes, ranging from investment scams to outright theft of a player's money, are far too frequent, and there is growing consensus for reform In The Business of Sports Agents, Kenneth L. Shropshire and Timothy Davis, experts in the fields of sports business and law, examine the history of the sports agent business and the rules and laws developed to regulate the profession. They also consider recommendations for reform, including uniform laws that would apply to all agents, redefining amateurism in college sports, and stiffening requirements for licensing agents. This revised and expanded second edition brings the volume up-to-date on recent changes in the industry, including: - the closing of one of the largest agencies - high-profile personnel moves - passage of the federal Sports Agent Responsibility and Trust Act - the National Football League's aggressive and high-profile efforts to regulate agents
Os by Pieter du, Chris DURANDT SCHOEMANA true rugby legend, loosehead prop Os du Randt has played for the Springboks 58 times u despite injuries that threatened to bring his career to a premature end u and he's still part of Jake White's current Bok team.
Call Number: 796.333092 RAN
Publication Date: 2006-01-01
In Black and White by Jake White; Craig Ray'In Black and White' traces the life story of Springbok rugby coach Jake White, right up to and including the 2007 Rugby World Cup. The first man to coach the Springboks for four successive seasons, his rise to the top job in SA rugby is a journey of intense determination to succeed against all odds.
Carra by Jamie Carragher; Kenny Dalglish (Foreword by)For the Anfield faithful, Jamie Carragher represents everything that is great about Liverpool Football Club, prompting the Kop to sing 'we all dream of a team of Carraghers'. The club's vice-captain, longest-serving player and one of a select band of players to have made more than 500 appearances for the Reds, Carra never gives less than 100 per cent for the cause. He is the embodiment of old-fashioned football values - a rarity in the modern game - honest and uncompromising. In Carra: My Autobiography, the Liverpool defender takes us deep into the heart of Anfield, into the club's past glories and its uncertain future. In his typically down-to-earth style, Carra reveals what made him discard his blue Evertonian roots to become a fully fledged Red, how he mended his wild ways to become a true professional and a multiple trophy-winner, and the truth about a succession of managers - Evans, Houllier, Benítez - in the hottest seat in football. A Scouser through and through, Carra also has some forthright views on the England team, and tells why he rejected calls to return to the international fold. Full of sensational stories and controversial opinions, of glory and heartbreak on and off the pitch, Carra: My Autobiography is a football book unlike any other. The authentic voice of Anfield, Carra is one of the Bootroom Boys in true Liverpool tradition, and is as committed on the page as in every game he has played.
Call Number: 796.334092 CAR
Publication Date: 2009-11-01
Gerrard by Steven Gerrard; Henry WinterBorn in the Liverpool suburb of Huyton in 1980, Steven Gerrard joined Liverpool FC as a YTS trainee and played his first team game aged just 18. This work includes a description of winning in Istanbul and the aftermath of victory, when he actually took the European Cup to bed with him.
Call Number: 796.334092 GER
Publication Date: 2006-10-01
Fernando Torres by Ian CruiseUpdated to include the 2009 season, this fascinating and affectionate look at the phenomenon that is "El Nino" includes his secret wedding to girlfriend Olalla and the recent birth of his daughter Fernando Torres is already a soccer idol: his pacy runs and instinctive goal scoring has won the hearts and minds of millions of fans. This biography explores his rise from child prodigy to one of the greatest players on earth. Fanatical about the great game from an early age, Fernando joined Atletico Madrid in 1995 at just 11 and three years later was voted best under-15 player in Europe. A few seasons on, and after many stunning goals, Torres was named Atletic's youngest ever captain, going on to score 21 goals in 2003-4. Since signing to Liverpool, Torres has not looked back. Torres was the highest foreign goal-scorer in a debut season in Premier League history with 33 goals in 2007-8. To top it all off, he produced an incredible performance to lead Spain to victory at Euro 2008, scoring the winning goal in the final.
Hansie Cronje Story by King. Garth StaffThis biography is an attempt to expose what made Hansie the man he was, and to trace some of the tender lines of a remarkable physical, emotional and spiritual journey cut short.
A Short and Happy Guide to Legal Writing by Deborah L. BormanYou're ready to take the plunge into law school (or you already have) and there is one big thing looming over you: LEGAL WRITING. You've heard that legal writing is hard. You've heard that legal writing is scary. You have not written anything since your mandatory college English class. Well, simmer down, you have found the antidote to your fear-based illness. This book takes you through the history, meaning, and purpose of legal writing in the American law. You will learn the essential form and substance necessary to craft an inter-office legal memo, helpful ideas for persuasive brief-writing, and tips for excelling in legal writing.
Call Number: 808.06634 BOR
Publication Date: 2019-01-28
Writing and Analysis in the Law by Helene Shapo; Marilyn Walter; Elizabeth FajansA standard-setter in American legal education, Writing and Analysis in the Law provides a guide to legal writing, focusing on the importance of thoughtful, thorough analysis and clear organization in written communications. Developed as a textbook for a first-year law school course and successful in courses for foreign LLM students, the book introduces law students to analyzing and writing about legal authority in cases and statutes. It discusses the structure and persuasive techniques of effective argumentation. The book makes effective use of high-quality and illustrative examples and writing exercises. Lucid, compact, and up-to-date, this work consistently draws acclaim in law schools across the country. The 7th edition has a new chapter on exam writing; a new section on the small-scale organization that focuses on case synthesis, case comparison, and counter-arguments; an expanded chapter on appellate briefs that adds material on the standard of review, theory of the case, persuasive writing techniques, and affirmative statements of law; new examples and exercises; and a new closed universe sample office memorandum and a new sample appellate brief.
Call Number: 808.06634 SHA
Publication Date: 2018-04-11
Academic Legal Writing by Eugene VolokhDesigned to help law students write and publish articles, this text provides detailed instructions for every aspect of the law school writing, research, and publication process. Topics covered include law review articles and student notes, seminar term papers, how to shift from research to writing, cite-checking others' work, publishing, and publicizing written works. With supporting documents available on http://volokh.com/writing, the book helps law students and everyone else involved in academic legal writing: professors save time and effort communicating basic points to students; law schools satisfy the American Bar Association's second- and third-year writing requirements; and law reviews receive better notes from their staff. The Fifth Edition, based on the author's experience teaching his newly designed Intensive Editing Workshop and First Amendment Amicus Brief Clinic, adds material on editing, rebutting counterarguments, writing strategy, identifying and using the key assets of the article, fighting "the curse of knowledge," and submitting articles to law reviews. It also adds extra examples of sound writing, as well as editing exercises.
Screenwriters' Masterclass by Kevin Conroy ScottIndustry insider Kevin Conroy Scott reveals the secrets of writing a successfulscreenplay in a series of fascinating interviews with 21 of the world's leadingscreenwriters--a wonderfully diverse mix, ranging from writers of Hollywoodblockbusters to top writers on the U.S. and European indie scene. Scott explores the screenwriters' creative process and shares their insightsinto what worked--and what didn't--in their greatest films, and why. Eachinterview is an entertaining, illuminating look at the screenwriter's world,offering film buffs and aspiring screenwriters a rare glimpse behind thescenes of some of today's most riveting cinema.
Call Number: 808.23 SCR
Publication Date: 2006-03-06
Femmes Artistes et Ecrivaines by Hélène Maurel-Indart (Editor)Literary and art history leaves little room for women. Many of their works have been underrated or simply forgotten. In reality, women have often worked in the shadows, serving a "great man." These ill-defined forms of creativity deserve special attention.
Call Number: 809 FEM
Publication Date: 2019-09-25
From Cliche to Archetype by Marshall McLuhan; Wilfred Watson (As told to); W. Terrence Gordon (Editor)McLuhan mines the greats of modern literature, such as Yeats, Eliot and Pound, and points the way to richer understanding of their work. Discussion ranges over conventional topics of literary analysis, though never in conventional fashion, because McLuhan deliberately stakes his turf in a manner that draws technology and culture together. As a result, the key terms clich and archetype are not confined to language but are shown to have counterparts in the non-linguistic world.
Call Number: 809 MCL
Publication Date: 2011-10-01
Character: three inquireis in literary studies by Amanda Anderson; Rita Felski; Toril MoiOver the last few decades, character-based criticism has been seen as either naive or obsolete. But now questions of character are attracting renewed interest. Making the case for a broad-based revision of our understanding of character, Character rethinks these questions from the ground up. Is it really necessary to remind literary critics that characters are made up of words? Must we forbid identification with characters? Does character-discussion force critics to embrace humanism and outmoded theories of the subject? Across three chapters, leading scholars Amanda Anderson, Rita Felski, and Toril Moi reimagine and renew literary studies by engaging in a conversation about character. Moi returns to the fundamental theoretical assumptions that convinced literary scholars to stop doing character-criticism, and shows that they cannot hold. Felski turns to the question of identification and draws out its diverse strands, as well as its persistence in academic criticism. Anderson shows that character-criticism illuminates both the moral life of characters, and our understanding of literary form. In offering new perspectives on the question of fictional character, this thought-provoking book makes an important intervention in literary studies.
Call Number: 809.927 AND
Publication Date: 2019-10-23
Night Boat to Tangier by Kevin BarryOne of The New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of 2019 Named a Best Book of the Year by The New York Times Book Review, Lit Hub, The Millions, The Paris Review, and NPR No. 1 Irish Times Bestseller Longlisted for The Booker Prize From the acclaimed author of the international sensations City of Bohane and Beatlebone, a striking and gorgeous new novel of two aging criminals at the tail ends of their damage-filled careers. A superbly melancholic melody of a novel full of beautiful phrases and terrible men. In the dark waiting room of the ferry terminal in the sketchy Spanish port of Algeciras, two aging Irishmen -- Maurice Hearne and Charlie Redmond, longtime partners in the lucrative and dangerous enterprise of smuggling drugs -- sit at night, none too patiently. It is October 23, 2018, and they are expecting Maurice's estranged daughter, Dilly, to either arrive on a boat coming from Tangier or depart on one heading there. This nocturnal vigil will initiate an extraordinary journey back in time to excavate their shared history of violence, romance, mutual betrayals and serial exiles, rendered with the dark humor and the hardboiled Hibernian lyricism that have made Kevin Barry one of the most striking and admired fiction writers at work today.
Notebook of a Return to the Native Land by Aimé Césaire; Clayton Eshleman (Translator); Annette Smith (Editor); André Breton (Introduction by); Aime CesaireAimé Césaire's masterpiece, Notebook of a Return to the Native Land, is a work of immense cultural significance and beauty. The long poem was the beginning of Césaire's quest for négritude, and it became an anthem of Blacks around the world. With its emphasis on unusual juxtapositions of object and metaphor, manipulation of language into puns and neologisms, and rhythm, Césaire considered his style a "beneficial madness" that could "break into the forbidden" and reach the powerful and overlooked aspects of black culture. Clayton Eshleman and Annette Smith achieve a laudable adaptation of Césaire's work to English by clarifying double meanings, stretching syntax, and finding equivalent English puns, all while remaining remarkably true to the French text. Their treatment of the poetry is marked with imagination, vigor, and accuracy that will clarify difficulties for those already familiar with French, and make the work accessible to those who are not. André Breton's introduction, A Great Black Poet, situates the text and provides a moving tribute to Césaire. Notebook of a Return to the Native Land is recommended for readers in comparative literature, post-colonial literature, African American studies, poetry, modernism, and French.
The Early Mediterranean World, 1200 - 600 BC by Anne-Marie Wittke (Editor)Ranging in time from the end of the Bronze Age to the dawn of the so-called historical period (12th-6th centuries BC), this compendium presents the first complete survey of the early history of all the cultures along the coasts of the Mediterranean. In addition to the Phoenicians, Greeks and Etruscans, these also include many other peoples, such as the Iberians, Ligurians, Thracians, Phrygians, Luwians, Aramaeans and Libyans. The volume brings together the knowledge gained from material, textual and pictorial sources in all disciplines working in this field, including Near Eastern, Phoenician, Carthaginian and biblical archaeology, Aegean and North African studies, Villanovan studies and Etruscology, Iberology, early Greek historiography and Dark Ages studies. As a whole, this period was characterized by the intermingling of cultures around the Mediterranean Rim, and the main focus of content is therefore on contacts, the transfer of culture and knowledge and key common themes, such as mobility, religion, resources, languages and writing. With indices and numerous tables and maps of Pauly quality. This English version has been edited by John Noel Dillon and translated by Duncan A. Smart
Call Number: 937.01 EAR
Publication Date: 2018-09-24
Greek Archaeology by Christopher MeeChristopher Mee presents an extensive examination of the materialculture of the Greek world from its Neolithic roots in 7000 B.C. tothe close of the Hellenistic period in 146 B.C. Features a unique thematic approach to the study of Greekarchaeology Includes extensive use of illustrations, many of which are notcommonly featured Allows for the study of a particular period of time by itschronological arrangement within each chapter
Call Number: 938 MEE
Publication Date: 2011-04-18
Racial Integration in the Church of Apartheid by Marthe HesselmansIn Racial Integration in the Church of Apartheid Marthe Hesselmans uncovers the post-apartheid transformation of South Africa's Dutch Reformed Church. This church once constituted the religious pillar of the Afrikaner apartheid regime (1948-1994). Today, it seeks to unite the communities it long segregated into one multiracial institution. Few believe this will succeed. A close look inside congregations reveals unexpected stories of reconciliation though. Where South Africans realize they need each other to survive, faith offers common ground - albeit a feeble one. They show the potential, but also the limits of faith communities untangling entrenched national and racial affiliations. Linking South Africa's post-apartheid transition to religious-nationalist movements worldwide, Hesselmans offers a unique perspective on religion as source of division and healing.