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

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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

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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

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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.

Human-Computer Interaction: Interaction Modalities and Techniques

15th International Conference, HCI International 2013, Las Vegas, NV, USA, July 21-26, 2013, Proceedings

Author: Masaaki Kurosu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642393306

Category: Computers

Page: 768

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The five-volume set LNCS 8004--8008 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2013, held in Las Vegas, NV, USA in July 2013. The total of 1666 papers and 303 posters presented at the HCII 2013 conferences was carefully reviewed and selected from 5210 submissions. These papers address the latest research and development efforts and highlight the human aspects of design and use of computing systems. The papers accepted for presentation thoroughly cover the entire field of human-computer interaction, addressing major advances in knowledge and effective use of computers in a variety of application areas. This volume contains papers in the thematic area of human-computer interaction, addressing the following major topics: speech, natural language and auditory interfaces; gesture and eye-gaze based Interaction; touch-based interaction; haptic interaction; graphical user interfaces and visualisation.

Information Systems, Technology and Management

4th International Conference, ICISTM 2010, Bangkok, Thailand, March 11-13, 2010. Proceedings

Author: Sushil K. Prasad,Bundit Thipakorn,Mahadeo P. Jaiswal,Sartaj Sahni,Harrick M. Vin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642120342

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 418

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This volume constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Information Systems, Technology and Management, ICISTM 2010, held in Bangkok, Thailand, in March 2010. The 28 revised full papers presented together with 3 keynote lectures, 9 short papers, and 2 tutorial papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 86 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on information systems, information technology, information management, and applications.

An Innocent Bride

Author: Betty Neels

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1426836511

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Aunt Thirza had been everything to Katrina Gibbs, but her death left Katrina with little money and no marketable skills. Katrina did have two things, though—her aunt's small cottage in Dorset, and the friendship of Simon Glenville, the wonderful doctor who had cared for Aunt Thirza. Simon loved Katrina, and he thought Katrina loved him, too, but so much had happened to her he wasn't sure this innocent, gallant girl was aware of it. When the time was right, he would propose, they'd plan a wedding and he would cherish her all their days….

Transforming Gender and Food Security in the Global South

Author: Jemimah Njuki,John R. Parkins,Amy Kaler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317190017

Category: Social Science

Page: 326

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Drawing on studies from Africa, Asia and South America, this book provides empirical evidence and conceptual explorations of the gendered dimensions of food security. It investigates how food security and gender inequity are conceptualized within interventions, assesses the impacts and outcomes of gender-responsive programs on food security and gender equity and addresses diverse approaches to gender research and practice that range from descriptive and analytical to strategic and transformative. The chapters draw on diverse theoretical perspectives, including transformative learning, feminist theory, deliberative democracy and technology adoption. As a result, they add important conceptual and empirical material to a growing literature on the challenges of gender equity in agricultural production. A unique feature of this book is the integration of both analytic and transformative approaches to understanding gender and food security. The analytic material shows how food security interventions enable women and men to meet the long-term nutritional needs of their households, and to enhance their economic position. The transformative chapters also document efforts to build durable and equitable relationships between men and women, addressing underlying social, cultural and economic causes of gender inequality. Taken together, these combined approaches enable women and men to reflect on gendered divisions of labor and resources related to food, and to reshape these divisions in ways which benefit families and communities. Co-published with the International Development Research Centre.

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

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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.

The Chinese Economy

Transitions and Growth

Author: Barry Naughton

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262640643

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 528

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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.

Management

Inventing and Delivering Its Future

Author: Thomas A. Kochan,Richard Schmalensee,Sloan School of Management

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262112826

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 309

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The MIT Sloan School of Management perspective on future management challenges.

Wine Marketing

A Practical Guide

Author: Colin Michael Hall,Richard Mitchell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0750654201

Category: Cooking

Page: 344

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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.

Consumer Behaviour in Action

Author: Peter Ling,Steven D'Alessandro,Hume Winzar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780195525601

Category: Consumer behavior

Page: 544

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Consumer Behaviour in Action introduces marketing students to the fundamental concepts of consumer behaviour in a contemporary context. The text provides a distinctly balanced approach as it balances theory with practical applications and research methods for understanding consumers. Practicalexamples and case studies provide global, regional and local industry examples. Research and insights from fields such as psychology, sociology and complex systems are included. Extended cases studies covering topics such as Nike, Cricket Australia, Target, and McDonalds in overseas markets, drawtogether each part of the book to bring together the themes discussed and encourage students to encourage a deeper understanding of the material. The accompanying enriched oBook and supplementary digital resources provides superior ready-to-use support for both students and lecturers.

E-business and Telecommunication Networks

Second International Conference, ICETE 2005, Reading, UK, October 3-7, 2005. Selected Papers

Author: Joaquim Filipe,Helder Coelhas,Monica Saramago

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540759935

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 293

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second International Conference on E-business and Telecommunication Networks, ICETE 2005. The 85 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 151 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on global communication information systems and services, security and reliability in information systems and networks, wireless communication systems and networks, and multimedia signal processing.

The Onlife Manifesto

Being Human in a Hyperconnected Era

Author: Luciano Floridi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319040936

Category: Philosophy

Page: 264

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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.

Disability & International Development

Towards Inclusive Global Health

Author: Malcolm MacLachlan,Leslie Swartz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387938400

Category: Medical

Page: 218

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One of the greatest challenges facing modern global health is how to include the most marginalized and impoverished people in international efforts to promote social and economic development. In Disability and International Development disability rights are situated within the broader context of global health and the need for much greater inter-sector collaboration. Reports from a broad cross-section of low- and middle-income countries—locales as diverse as Zimbabwe, Bolivia, Kyrgyzstan, and Papua New Guinea—move beyond surface discussions of "what is working" and "what shows promise" to discuss political and governance contexts, the roles of disabled persons in research by outsiders, concurrent struggles (e.g., women’s or children’s rights), and instructive inroads made by community activists and national Disabled People’s Organizations. The results are provocative, and offer new lenses for viewing both the issues and the populations they affect. Each of the book’s chapters spotlights a topic as representative of the enormity and immediacy of challenges to inclusive global health, including: The impact of international human rights law on domestic law and local traditions. The effect of failed states on the lives of people with disabilities. Empowerment and advocacy: disability organizations and movements. HIV/AIDS interventions with disabled persons. Assistive technologies in low-income countries. Strategies for improving the lives of children with disabilities. Cross-disciplinary as well as cross-cultural, Disability and International Development will attract a wide audience of professionals in rehabilitation, social welfare and human rights; governmental and non-governmental organizations and disabled people’s organizations; researchers and practitioners. It will also be relevant to those working in health and welfare administration, health policy, international aid and development, and human rights. In addition, graduate students in disability studies, public and global health and international development should find this an important guide to the future of these fields.

Sport and Leisure Cultures

Author: Alan Tomlinson

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816633838

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 273

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

The Dark Side of the Internet

Protecting Yourself and Your Family from Online Criminals

Author: Paul Bocij

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275985752

Category: Computers

Page: 253

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Provides a detailed overview of predators on the internet, from hackers to stalkers, and offers advice on how to avoid the traps.

You Tarzan

Masculinity, Movies and Men

Author: Pat Kirkham,Janet Thumim

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Men in motion pictures

Page: 221

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Eastern Europe

An Introduction to the People, Lands, and Culture

Author: Richard C. Frucht

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1576078000

Category: Balkan Peninsula

Page: 928

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A contemporary analysis of the people, cultures, and society within the regions that make up Eastern Europe. * Discusses the geography, history, political development, and economy of nations such as Poland, Lithuania, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Albania, and many others * Includes historical profiles of significant people such as Konstantin P�ts and Lydia Koidula, cultural events such as the Song Festival, and key events such as the sinking of the ferry Estonia * Presents maps of the entire region and each of the 16 countries, including Latvia, Slovenia, Bulgaria, and Greece * Includes discussions of Eastern European languages