A Necessary Fantasy?

The Heroic Figure in Children's Popular Culture

Author: Dudley Jones,Tony Watkins

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780815318446

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 410

View: 4875


This book addresses a variety of issues through the examination of heroic figures in children's popular literature, comics, film, and television.

Gender, Sport and Leisure

Author: Alan Tomlinson

Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag

ISBN: 9781841260624

Category: Social Science

Page: 258

View: 8927


Reporting data and case studies from Britain, Australia, Canada, the United States and Germany, this title examines continuities apparent in general sport and leisure cultures, and the impact of some of the most notable challenges to those continuities.

Sport and Women

Social Issues in International Perspective

Author: Gertrud Pfister,Ilse Hartmann-Tews

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134578245

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 6409


Although female athletes are successful in all types of sport, in many countries sport is still a male domain. This book examines and compares the sporting experiences of women from different countries around the world and offers the first systematic and cross-cultural analysis of the topic of women in sport. Sport and Women presents a wealth of new research data, including in-depth case-studies of 16 countries in North and South America, Asia, Eastern and Western Europe and Africa. In addition, the book offers comparative assessments of the extent to which women are represented in global sport and the opportunities that women have to participate in decision-making processes in sport. The book illuminates a wide range of key international issues in women's sport, such as cultural barriers to participation and the efficacy of political action. It is therefore essential reading for anybody with an interest in the sociology, culture and politics of sport.

The Intervertebral Disc

Molecular and Structural Studies of the Disc in Health and Disease

Author: Irving M. Shapiro,Makarand V. Risbud

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3709115353

Category: Medical

Page: 446

View: 8687


The intervertebral disc is a complex structure that separates opposing vertebrae, permits a wide range of motion, and accommodates high biomechanical forces. Disc degeneration leads to a loss of function and is often associated with excruciating pain. Written by leading scientists and clinicians, the first part of the book provides a review of the basic biology of the disc in health and disease. The second part considers strategies to mitigate the effects of disc degeneration and discusses the possibility of engineering replacement tissues. The final section is devoted to approaches to model normal development and elucidate the pathogenesis of degenerative disc disease using animal, organ and cell culture techniques. The book bridges the gap between the basic and clinical sciences; the target audience includes basic scientists, orthopaedists and neurologists, while at the same time appealing to the needs of graduate students, medical students, interns and fellows.

Wine Marketing

A Practical Guide

Author: Colin Michael Hall,Richard Mitchell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0750654201

Category: Cooking

Page: 344

View: 4153


This is a practical guide to the specific issues that affect the marketing of wine at an international level. The author covers theory and the results of research but the focus is on the nuts and bolts of marketing based on case studies.

Negotiating Globally

How to Negotiate Deals, Resolve Disputes, and Make Decisions Across Cultural Boundaries

Author: Jeanne M. Brett

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118602617

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 7897


Negotiating Globally gives managers a basic reference for learning how to negotiate successfully across boundaries of national culture. Rather than centering on country-specific protocol and customs, this third edition of the popular book provides a general framework to help negotiators anticipate and manage cultural differences. This new edition will have thoroughly updated cases and examples to reflect the global and cultural changes since the second edition was published

The Chinese Economy

Transitions and Growth

Author: Barry Naughton

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262640643

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 528

View: 7400


The most comprehensive English-language overview of the modern Chinese economy, covering China's economic development since 1949 and post-1978 reforms—from industrial change and agricultural organization to science and technology.

Social Dimensions of Information and Communication Technology Policy

Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Human Choice and Computers (HCC8), IFIP TC 9, Pretoria, South Africa, September 25-26, 2008

Author: Chrisanthi Avgerou,Matthew L. Smith,Peter van den Besselaar

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0387848223

Category: Computers

Page: 368

View: 5620


This book constitutes the proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Human Choice and Computers held in Pretoria, South Africa. The IFIP series publishes state-of-the-art results in the sciences and technologies of information and communication. The scope of the series includes: foundations of computer science; software theory and practice; education; computer applications in technology; communication systems; systems modeling and optimization; information systems; computers and society; computer systems technology; security and protection in information processing systems; artificial intelligence; and human-computer interaction. Proceedings and post-proceedings of refereed international conferences in computer science and interdisciplinary fields are featured. These results often precede journal publication and represent the most current research. The principal aim of the IFIP series is to encourage education and the dissemination and exchange of information about all aspects of computing.

Changing Men

New Directions in Research on Men and Masculinity

Author: Michael S. Kimmel

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780803929975

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 6965


Changing Men assembles some of the most innovative and exciting research on men and masculinity. As such, it contributes to the demarcation of the new field of men's studies and to the examination of masculinity within traditional academic disciplines. The contributors deal with broad topical and methodological issues such as reformulating the male role, men in domestic settings, male//female relationships, sexuality, race and gender, and future directions for men's studies.

Unmaking Waste in Production and Consumption

Towards The Circular Economy

Author: Robert Crocker,Christopher Saint,Guanyi Chen,Yindong Tong

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1787146200

Category: Nature

Page: 376

View: 8972


This book provides scholars working in the many disciplines that relate to the concept of the Circular Economy with a cross-disciplinary forum, looking at areas such as: Theory, Policy and Contexts; Improving Resource Efficiency and Reducing Waste; Changing Consumption and Behaviour by Design; and Transforming Technologies of Production.

The Turning Point in China's Economic Development

Author: Ross Garnaut,Ligang Song

Publisher: ANU E Press

ISBN: 1920942769

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 390

View: 4659


Focuses on China's long-term pattern of growth and employment, demographic shifts, and rural-urban migration, its agricultural trade and local elections, China's banking sector reform and its fiscal sustainability, its environmental concerns, and much more.

Business Information Systems Workshops

BIS 2016 International Workshops, Leipzig, Germany, July 6-8, 2016, Revised Papers

Author: Witold Abramowicz,Rainer Alt,Franczyk Bogdan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331952464X

Category: Computers

Page: 422

View: 8819


This book constitutes revised papers from the six workshops held at the 19th International Conference on Business Information Systems, BIS 2016, held in Leipzig, Germany, in July 2016. The workshops included in this volume are: * The 8th Workshop on Applications of Knowledge-Based Technologies in Business - AKTB2016 accepted 7 papers from 14 submissions and features 1 invited talk. * The 7th Workshop on Business and IT Alignment - BITA 2016 selected 6 papers from 12 submissions. * The Workshop on Big Data and Business Analytics Ecosystems - DeBASE 2016 has 4 papers in this volume. * The First International Workshop on Intelligent Data Analysis in Integrated Social CRM - iCRM 2016 features 5 contributions. * The Second International Workshop on Digital Enterprise Engineering and Architecture - IDEA 2016 contributes 4 papers to this volume. * The First International Workshop on Integrative Analysis and Computation of Life Data for Smart Ecosystems - INCLuDE 2016 publishes 4 research papers. In addition, BIS hosted a Doctoral Consortium which was organized in a workshop formula. The best papers from this event are included in the book. In total, the workshops had 84 submissions of which 38 were accepted for publication.

Sport and Leisure Cultures

Author: Alan Tomlinson

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816633838

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 273

View: 8997


A sweeping analysis of sport culture's global, national, and local impact.

Navigating the Digital Age

The Definitive Cybersecurity Guide for Directors and Officers

Author: Matt Aiello,Philipp Amann,Mark Anderson,Brad Arkin,Kal Bittianda,Gary A. Bolles,Michal Boni,Robert Boyce,Mario Chiock,Gavin Colman,Alice Cooper,Tom Farley,George Finney,Ryan Gillis,Marc Goodman,Mark Gosling,Antanas Guoga,William Houston,Salim Ismail,Paul Jackson,Siân John,Ann Johnson,John Kindervag,Heather King,Mischel Kwon,Selena Loh LaCroix,Gerd Leonhard,Pablo Emilio Tamez López,Gary McAlum,Diane McCracken,Mark McLaughin,Danny McPherson,Stephen Moore,Robert Parisi,Sherri Ramsay,Max Randria,Mark Rasch,Yorck O. A. Reuber,Andreas Rohr,John Scimone,James Shira,Justin Somaini,Lisa J. Sotto,Jennifer Steffens,Megan Stifel,Ed Stroz,Ria Thomas,James C. Trainor,Rama Vedashree,Patric J. M. Versteeg,Nir Zuk,Naveen Zutshi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781732731806


Page: 332

View: 2412


Welcome to the all-new second edition of Navigating the Digital Age. This edition brings together more than 50 leaders and visionaries from business, science, technology, government, aca¬demia, cybersecurity, and law enforce¬ment. Each has contributed an exclusive chapter designed to make us think in depth about the ramifications of this digi-tal world we are creating. Our purpose is to shed light on the vast possibilities that digital technologies present for us, with an emphasis on solving the existential challenge of cybersecurity. An important focus of the book is centered on doing business in the Digital Age-par¬ticularly around the need to foster a mu¬tual understanding between technical and non-technical executives when it comes to the existential issues surrounding cybersecurity. This book has come together in three parts. In Part 1, we focus on the future of threat and risks. Part 2 emphasizes lessons from today's world, and Part 3 is designed to help you ensure you are covered today. Each part has its own flavor and personal¬ity, reflective of its goals and purpose. Part 1 is a bit more futuristic, Part 2 a bit more experiential, and Part 3 a bit more practical. How we work together, learn from our mistakes, deliver a secure and safe digital future-those are the elements that make up the core thinking behind this book. We cannot afford to be complacent. Whether you are a leader in business, government, or education, you should be knowledgeable, diligent, and action-oriented. It is our sincerest hope that this book provides answers, ideas, and inspiration.If we fail on the cybersecurity front, we put all of our hopes and aspirations at risk. So we start this book with a simple proposition: When it comes to cybersecurity, we must succeed.

The Regulation of Gambling

European and National Perspectives

Author: Alan David Littler,Cyrille Fijnaut

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9004154590

Category: Law

Page: 265

View: 2982


In November 2005 Tilburg University hosted for the first time an international "Colloquium on the European and National Perspectives of the Regulation of Gambling," The results of this exciting day are reflected in this book which brings together a wide range of perspectives from the contemporary debate surrounding the regulation of gambling markets within the context of the European Union. Not only does the book encompass both ends of the spectrum of the current discussion; it also brings together the perspectives of academics, lawyers and operators. The debate on the regulation of gambling has been gathering pace following a series of judgments of the ECJ. In 2006 gambling was excluded from the proposed Services Directive, and the European Commission commenced infringement proceedings against a handful of Member States regarding restrictions on the supply of sports betting services. Given these developments and being one of the very few publications concerned with this topic, this book will serve as a timely and valuable contribution for all those interested in this emerging and at times decisive debate.

The Onlife Manifesto

Being Human in a Hyperconnected Era

Author: Luciano Floridi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319040936

Category: Philosophy

Page: 264

View: 6385


What is the impact of information and communication technologies (ICTs) on the human condition? In order to address this question, in 2012 the European Commission organized a research project entitled The Onlife Initiative: concept reengineering for rethinking societal concerns in the digital transition. This volume collects the work of the Onlife Initiative. It explores how the development and widespread use of ICTs have a radical impact on the human condition. ICTs are not mere tools but rather social forces that are increasingly affecting our self-conception (who we are), our mutual interactions (how we socialise); our conception of reality (our metaphysics); and our interactions with reality (our agency). In each case, ICTs have a huge ethical, legal, and political significance, yet one with which we have begun to come to terms only recently. The impact exercised by ICTs is due to at least four major transformations: the blurring of the distinction between reality and virtuality; the blurring of the distinction between human, machine and nature; the reversal from information scarcity to information abundance; and the shift from the primacy of stand-alone things, properties, and binary relations, to the primacy of interactions, processes and networks. Such transformations are testing the foundations of our conceptual frameworks. Our current conceptual toolbox is no longer fitted to address new ICT-related challenges. This is not only a problem in itself. It is also a risk, because the lack of a clear understanding of our present time may easily lead to negative projections about the future. The goal of The Manifesto, and of the whole book that contextualises, is therefore that of contributing to the update of our philosophy. It is a constructive goal. The book is meant to be a positive contribution to rethinking the philosophy on which policies are built in a hyperconnected world, so that we may have a better chance of understanding our ICT-related problems and solving them satisfactorily. The Manifesto launches an open debate on the impacts of ICTs on public spaces, politics and societal expectations toward policymaking in the Digital Agenda for Europe’s remit. More broadly, it helps start a reflection on the way in which a hyperconnected world calls for rethinking the referential frameworks on which policies are built.

Contemporary Issues in Animal Agriculture

Author: Peter R. Cheeke

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780813431505

Category: Animal industry

Page: 320

View: 3479


This book, previously titled Impacts of Livestock Production, objectively deals with a number of important issues that are affecting livestock production and the public perception of animal production on a global basis. Some of these issues include consumption of animal products and human health, global warming, biotechnology and animal rights. The volume examines domestication of animals and their contributions to human welfare, animal products in the human diet, principles of animal nutrition and the scientific feeding of livestock, feed additives and growth promotants in animal production, environmental concerns involving livestock production, livestock grazing and rangelands issues, industrialization and globalization of animal agriculture, food quality and safety issues, bioethics, animal welfare, animal rights, and biotechnology issues, and livestock integration into sustainable resource utilization. For anyone involved with animal and poultry science.

Gender and Popular Culture

Author: Katie Milestone,Anneke Meyer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745658652

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

View: 7872


This book examines the role of popular culture in the construction of gendered identities in contemporary society. It draws on a wide range of popular cultural forms - including popular music, newspapers and television - to illustrate how femininity and masculinity are produced, represented and consumed. The authors blend primary and secondary research to offer the reader a balanced yet novel overview of the area. Students are introduced to key theories and concepts in the fields of gender studies and popular culture, which are made accessible and interesting through their application to topical examples such as DJs, binge drinking and computer games. The book is structured into three clear, user-friendly sections: 1. Production, gender and popular culture: An investigation of who produces popular culture, why gendered patterns occur, and how they impact on content. 2. Representation, gender and popular culture: An examination of how men and women are represented in contemporary popular culture, and how notions of (in)appropriate femininity and masculinity are constructed. 3. Consumption, gender and popular culture: An exploration of who consumes what in popular culture, how gendered consumption relates to space, and what the effects of consuming representations of gender are. Gender and Popular Culture will be essential reading for students and scholars of media and cultural studies at all levels.

Handbook of Information Security, Threats, Vulnerabilities, Prevention, Detection, and Management

Author: Hossein Bidgoli

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470051213

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1152

View: 4768


The Handbook of Information Security is a definitive 3-volume handbook that offers coverage of both established and cutting-edge theories and developments on information and computer security. The text contains 180 articles from over 200 leading experts, providing the benchmark resource for information security, network security, information privacy, and information warfare.