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Consumer Culture and Society

by Dr Wendy A. Wiedenhoft Murphy

Consumer Culture and Society offers an introduction to the study of consumerism and consumption from a sociological perspective. Author Wendy Wiedenhoft Murphy examines what we buy, how and where we consume, the meanings attached to the things we purchase, and the social forces that enable and constrain consumer behavior. Opening chapters provide a theoretical overview and history of consumer society and featured case studies look at mass consumption in familiar contexts, such as tourism, food, and higher education. The book explores ethical and political concerns, including consumer activism, indebtedness, alternative forms of consumption, and dilemmas surrounding the globalization of consumer culture.

Sexuality Counseling: Theory, Research, and Practice (Counseling and Professional Identity)

by Christine E. Murray Dr Amber L. Pope Benjamin T. Willis

Providing a comprehensive, research- and theory-based approach to sexuality counseling, Sexuality Counseling is grounded in an integrative, multi-level conceptual framework that addresses the various levels at which individuals experience sexuality. At each level (physiological, developmental, psychological, gender identity and sexual orientation, relational, cultural/contextual, and positive sexuality), authors Christine Murray, Amber Pope, and Ben Willis emphasize practical strategies for assessment and intervention. Interactive features, including case studies, application exercises, ethics discussions, and guided reflection questions, help readers apply and integrate the information as they develop the professional competency needed for effective practice.

Sexuality Counseling: Theory, Research, and Practice (Counseling and Professional Identity)

by Christine E. Murray Dr Amber L. Pope Benjamin T. Willis

Providing a comprehensive, research- and theory-based approach to sexuality counseling, Sexuality Counseling is grounded in an integrative, multi-level conceptual framework that addresses the various levels at which individuals experience sexuality. At each level (physiological, developmental, psychological, gender identity and sexual orientation, relational, cultural/contextual, and positive sexuality), authors Christine Murray, Amber Pope, and Ben Willis emphasize practical strategies for assessment and intervention. Interactive features, including case studies, application exercises, ethics discussions, and guided reflection questions, help readers apply and integrate the information as they develop the professional competency needed for effective practice.

Bureaucracy and Democracy: Accountability and Performance

by William T. Gormley Steven J. Balla

Given the influence of public bureaucracies in policymaking and implementation, Steven J. Balla and William T. Gormley assess their performance using four key perspectives—bounded rationality, principal-agent theory, interest group mobilization, and network theory—to help students develop an analytic framework for evaluating bureaucratic accountability. The new Fourth Edition of Bureaucracy and Democracy: Accountability and Performance provides a thorough review of bureaucracy during the Obama and Trump administrations, as well as new attention to state and local level examples and the role of bureaucratic values. ? New to this Edition: Interviews with two new cabinet secretaries—Christine Todd Whitman and Tom Ridge—with insightful quotes from them throughout the book. Added material on the battle over regulations, a battle that will loom large during the Trump administration, including midnight regulations and the Congressional Review Act. New examples demonstrate the activity and influence of constituencies of different kinds including the placing of women and minorities on US currency, a vignette that features the musical Hamilton, and the political protests surrounding the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines. A new discussion of the privatization of roads, the pros and cons.

Bureaucracy and Democracy: Accountability and Performance (Controversies In Science Ser. #No. 65)

by William T. Gormley Steven J. Balla

Given the influence of public bureaucracies in policymaking and implementation, Steven J. Balla and William T. Gormley assess their performance using four key perspectives—bounded rationality, principal-agent theory, interest group mobilization, and network theory—to help students develop an analytic framework for evaluating bureaucratic accountability. The new Fourth Edition of Bureaucracy and Democracy: Accountability and Performance provides a thorough review of bureaucracy during the Obama and Trump administrations, as well as new attention to state and local level examples and the role of bureaucratic values. ? New to this Edition: Interviews with two new cabinet secretaries—Christine Todd Whitman and Tom Ridge—with insightful quotes from them throughout the book. Added material on the battle over regulations, a battle that will loom large during the Trump administration, including midnight regulations and the Congressional Review Act. New examples demonstrate the activity and influence of constituencies of different kinds including the placing of women and minorities on US currency, a vignette that features the musical Hamilton, and the political protests surrounding the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines. A new discussion of the privatization of roads, the pros and cons.

Counseling Adolescents Competently (Counseling and Professional Identity)

by Lee A. Underwood Frances L. Dailey

Counseling Adolescents Competently is a comprehensive text for students and professionals compiling foundational and emerging skills in the counseling field. Authors Lee A. Underwood, Ph.D. and Frances L.L. Dailey, Ph.D. review extensive interventions ranging from assessment to diagnosis as well as fresh perspectives on working with this often challenging group. Employing clinical case scenarios and profiles that demonstrate key issues, this book helps the counselor-in-training to understand the relevant theories and research around adolescents to better engage in culturally relevant interventions and treatment planning. Key Features Unlike most literature related to behavioral health services for adolescents, this text is crafted specifically for the profession of counseling, yet is applicable for all behavioral health providers. Case scenarios address critical issues impacting today’s adolescents including their characteristics, technology issues, diagnoses and typologies, special needs, and interventions involving treatment planning. Themes that are commonly faced by teens, including trauma, grief, loss, emotional issues, sexual development, and peers are covered. A diverse range of adolescents from both urban and non-urban settings are examined. This book addresses a broad audience that includes students in behavioral health training, counseling, and school programs; the practicing provider; and administrative/clinical supervisors and educators.

Counseling Children and Adolescents: Connecting Theory, Development, and Diversity (Counseling and Professional Identity)

by Sondra Smith-Adcock Mary Catherine Tucker

Counseling Children and Adolescents: Connecting Theory, Development, and Diversity reviews the most relevant theoretical approaches for counseling children and focuses on connecting key theories to application using case studies. The book’s approach is broad, addressing a range of ages, approaches, and interventions that are applicable to varied settings. Sondra Smith-Adcock and Catherine Tucker have laid out an integrated framework that focuses on development and diversity. In addition, a unique aspect of this text is its focus on neuroscience, the developing brain, and the impact of early childhood trauma on development. Each chapter in the text includes a set of case illustrations, guided activities for the student to apply independently and in the classroom, and a list of resources in print, on the web, and on film. Counseling Children and Adolescents: Connecting Theory, Development, and Diversity is part of the SAGE Counseling and Professional Identity Series, which targets specific competencies identified by CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs). To learn more about each text in the series, please visit www.sagepub.com/cpiseries.

Counseling Children and Adolescents: Connecting Theory, Development, and Diversity (Counseling and Professional Identity)

by Sondra Smith-Adcock Mary Catherine Tucker

Counseling Children and Adolescents: Connecting Theory, Development, and Diversity reviews the most relevant theoretical approaches for counseling children and focuses on connecting key theories to application using case studies. The book’s approach is broad, addressing a range of ages, approaches, and interventions that are applicable to varied settings. Sondra Smith-Adcock and Catherine Tucker have laid out an integrated framework that focuses on development and diversity. In addition, a unique aspect of this text is its focus on neuroscience, the developing brain, and the impact of early childhood trauma on development. Each chapter in the text includes a set of case illustrations, guided activities for the student to apply independently and in the classroom, and a list of resources in print, on the web, and on film. Counseling Children and Adolescents: Connecting Theory, Development, and Diversity is part of the SAGE Counseling and Professional Identity Series, which targets specific competencies identified by CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs). To learn more about each text in the series, please visit www.sagepub.com/cpiseries.

Online Counselor Education: A Guide for Students

by Carl J. Sheperis Dr Randy Joe Davis

Online Counselor Education: A Guide for Students is an all-new guide for online students in counselor education programs. Students in online environments face a number of challenges that could put them at a disadvantage unless they have a resource to help guide them through some of the confusing aspects of an online environment. Such challenges include the lack of understanding surrounding graduate school performance expectations, balancing graduate school and life, the inability to connect with community members and local field agencies, and various other aspects unique to an online environment. This text from Carl J. Sheperis and R.J. Davis will help students through these challenges and act as an invaluable resource.

The Coaching Manager: Developing Top Talent in Business

by James M. Hunt Joseph R. Weintraub

The Coaching Manager, Third Edition provides students and managers alike with the guidance, tools, and examples needed to develop leadership talent and inspire performance. Using an innovative coaching model, bestselling authors James M. Hunt and Joseph R. Weintraub present readers with a developmental coaching methodology to help employees achieve higher levels of skill, experience greater engagement with organizations, and promote personal development. The thoroughly updated Third Edition reflects the authors’ latest research, which focus on building and maintaining trust, working with others who are different from yourself, and coaching by the use of technology.

Bioactive Molecules in Plant Defense: Signaling in Growth and Stress

by Mostafa Abdelrahman Sudisha Jogaiah

This book focuses on signaling molecules in plant defense, outlining some of the most important cellular and chemical plant defense strategies during periods of stress and growth. Written by leading experts, it covers topics such as the diversity of plant-growth-promoting fungi, the gene-to-metabolite network of plant-microbe interactions, modulation of plant cellular responses to stress, and how plant nutritional deficiency affects crop production. Together with the companion volume Bioactive Molecules in Plant Defense: Saponins, this book offers an essential source of information for postgraduate students and researchers interested in plant pathology, mycology and sustainable agriculture.

Computer Algebra in Scientific Computing: 21st International Workshop, CASC 2019, Moscow, Russia, August 26–30, 2019, Proceedings (Lecture Notes in Computer Science #11661)

by Wolfram Koepf Werner M. Seiler Evgenii V. Vorozhtsov Matthew England Timur M. Sadykov

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 21st International Workshop on Computer Algebra in Scientific Computing, CASC 2019, held in Moscow, Russia, in August 2019.The 28 full papers presented together with 2 invited talks were carefully reviewed and selected from 44 submissions. They deal with cutting-edge research in all major disciplines of computer algebra. The papers cover topics such as polynomial algebra, symbolic and symbolic-numerical computation, applications of symbolic computation for investigating and solving ordinary differential equations, applications of CASs in the investigation and solution of celestial mechanics problems, and in mechanics, physics, and robotics.

Business Process Management Forum: BPM Forum 2019, Vienna, Austria, September 1–6, 2019, Proceedings (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing #360)

by Thomas Hildebrandt Jan Mendling Maximilian Röglinger Boudewijn F. van Dongen

This book constitutes the proceedings of the BPM Forum held during the 17th International Conference on Business Process Management, BPM 2019, which took place in Vienna, Austria, in September 2019. The BPM Forum hosts innovative research which has a high potential of stimulating discussions. The papers selected for the forum are expected to showcase fresh ideas from exciting and emerging topics in BPM, even if they are not yet as mature as the regular papers at the conference. The 13 full papers included in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 115 submissions. The papers were organized in topical sections named: specification; execution; analytics; and management.

Smart Cities, Green Technologies and Intelligent Transport Systems: 7th International Conference, SMARTGREENS, and 4th International Conference, VEHITS 2018, Funchal-Madeira, Portugal, March 16-18, 2018, Revised Selected Papers (Communications in Computer and Information Science #992)

by Markus Helfert Brian Donnellan Cornel Klein Oleg Gusikhin

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems, SMARTGREENS 2018, and the 4th International Conference on Vehicle Technology and Intelligent Transport Systems, VEHITS 2018, held in Funchal-Madeira, Portugal in March 2018.The 18 full papers presented during SMARTGREENS 2018 and VEHITS 2018 were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The papers reflect topics such as smart cities and green ICT systems; vehicle technology and intelligent transport systems.

THE FAR FIELD by MADHURI VIJAY

by Madhuri Vijay

Gorgeously tactile and sweeping in historical and socio-political scope, Pushcart Prize-winner Madhuri Vijay's The Far Field follows a complicated flaneuse across the Indian subcontinent as she reckons with her past, her desires, and the tumultuous present. In the wake of her mother's death, Shalini, a privileged and restless young woman from Bangalore, sets out for a remote Himalayan village in the troubled northern region of Kashmir. Certain that the loss of her mother is somehow connected to the decade-old disappearance of Bashir Ahmed, a charming Kashmiri salesman who frequented her childhood home, she is determined to confront him. But upon her arrival, Shalini is brought face to face with Kashmir's politics, as well as the tangled history of the local family that takes her in. And when life in the village turns volatile and old hatreds threaten to erupt into violence, Shalini finds herself forced to make a series of choices that could hold dangerous repercussions for the very people she has come to love. With rare acumen and evocative prose, in The Far Field Madhuri Vijay masterfully examines Indian politics, class prejudice, and sexuality through the lens of an outsider, offering a profound meditation on grief, guilt, and the limits of compassion.

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper (Mira Ser.)

by Phaedra Patrick

&#34Phaedra Patrick understands the soul. Eccentric, charming, and wise&#133The Curious Charms is not just for those who are mourning over love or the past. This book will illuminate your heart.&#34 &#151 Nina George, New York Times bestselling author of The Little Paris Bookshop &#34Tender, insightful, and surprising&#133 [Arthur Pepper] will instantly capture the hearts of readers who loved Rachel Joyce's The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Nina George's The Little Paris Bookshop, and Antoine Laurain's The Red Notebook.&#34 &#151 Library Journal, starred review In this poignant and curiously charming debut, a lovable widower embarks on a life-changing adventure Sixty-nine-year-old Arthur Pepper lives a simple life. He gets out of bed at precisely 7:30 a.m., just as he did when his wife, Miriam, was alive. He dresses in the same gray slacks and mustard sweater vest, waters his fern, Frederica, and heads out to his garden. But on the one-year anniversary of Miriam's death, something changes. Sorting through Miriam's possessions, Arthur finds an exquisite gold charm bracelet he's never seen before. What follows is a surprising and unforgettable odyssey that takes Arthur from London to Paris and as far as India in an epic quest to find out the truth about his wife's secret life before they met--a journey that leads him to find hope, healing and self-discovery in the most unexpected places. Featuring an unforgettable cast of characters with big hearts and irresistible flaws, The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper is a joyous celebration of life's infinite possibilities. More Praise &#34Filled with colorful, complex characters and adventure&#133I was moved by Arthur and his journey. You will be too.&#34 &#151 Marisa de los Santos, New York Times bestselling author of Love Walked In

Pequeño cerdo capitalista: Para hippies, yuppies y bohemios

by Sofía Macías

Lo que este libro busca es que conozcas bien las alternativas para escoger la mejor manera de hacer que tu dinero produzca de acuerdo con cuánto riesgo quieras asumir, cuánto te quieras clavar en el tema y cuánto le puedas dedicar, para que vayas construyendo riqueza real y no accidental. Pequeño Cerdo Capitalista ha alcanzado los 100.000 ejemplares en sólo un año y medio. Después del impactante éxito editorial de Pequeño Cerdo Capitalista, Sofía Macías presenta este libro que te hará ver el dinero desde otra perspectiva y lo que es mejor, te ayudará a sacarle un gran provecho a tus ahorros. Hay quienes aprendieron del Pequeño Cerdo Capitalista, ¡y lograron ahorrar! Pero entonces llega la pregunta: ¿Y ahora qué hago con el dinero que tengo ahorrado? ¿Lo dejo abajo del colchón? ¿Me lo gasto antes de que valga menos? ¿Los cambio por un premio junto con taparroscas?... O ¿en serio puedo empezar a invertir mis "pesitos"? Pequeño Cerdo Capitalista: Inversiones empieza por aclarar que "se hacen inversiones, no milagros", así que para obtener rendimientos sostenidos y reales, primero hay que grabarnos en la cabezota que requerimos tres cosas: tiempo, conocimientos y paciencia. El objetivo de este libro es que entiendas qué son en realidad las inversiones, conozcas tu perfil de inversionista, construyas tu estrategia de inversión, entiendas qué hay detrás de cada opción para que elijas las que embonen más con tus metas y que aprendas lo más posible cuándo hacer cambios y cuándo no alocarte. Recuerda que esto de las inversiones es un poco como aprender un nuevo idioma: puede que al principio solo balbuceemos o podamos hilar frases cortas y simples, pero conforme entendemos más de las palabras, cómo interactúan unas con otras y cuáles sirven para qué, el lenguaje cobra vida, se vuelve más útil y podemos usarlo para crear lo que queramos.

Elements of Classical and Quantum Integrable Systems (UNITEXT for Physics)

by Gleb Arutyunov

Integrable models have a fascinating history with many important discoveries that dates back to the famous Kepler problem of planetary motion. Nowadays it is well recognised that integrable systems play a ubiquitous role in many research areas ranging from quantum field theory, string theory, solvable models of statistical mechanics, black hole physics, quantum chaos and the AdS/CFT correspondence, to pure mathematics, such as representation theory, harmonic analysis, random matrix theory and complex geometry. Starting with the Liouville theorem and finite-dimensional integrable models, this book covers the basic concepts of integrability including elements of the modern geometric approach based on Poisson reduction, classical and quantum factorised scattering and various incarnations of the Bethe Ansatz. Applications of integrability methods are illustrated in vast detail on the concrete examples of the Calogero-Moser-Sutherland and Ruijsenaars-Schneider models, the Heisenberg spin chain and the one-dimensional Bose gas interacting via a delta-function potential. This book has intermediate and advanced topics with details to make them clearly comprehensible.

Design, User Experience, and Usability. Application Domains: 8th International Conference, DUXU 2019, Held as Part of the 21st HCI International Conference, HCII 2019, Orlando, FL, USA, July 26–31, 2019, Proceedings, Part III (Lecture Notes in Computer Science #11585)

by Aaron Marcus Wentao Wang

The four-volume set LNCS 11583, 11584, 11585, and 11586 constitutes the proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Design, User Experience, and Usability, DUXU 2019, held as part of the 21st International Conference, HCI International 2019, which took place in Orlando, FL, USA, in July 2019.The total of 1274 papers and 209 posters included in the 35 HCII 2019 proceedings volumes was carefully reviewed and selected from 5029 submissions.DUXU 2019 includes a total of 167 regular papers, organized in the following topical sections: design philosophy; design theories, methods, and tools; user requirements, preferences emotions and personality; visual DUXU; DUXU for novel interaction techniques and devices; DUXU and robots; DUXU for AI and AI for DUXU; dialogue, narrative, storytelling; DUXU for automated driving, transport, sustainability and smart cities; DUXU for cultural heritage; DUXU for well-being; DUXU for learning; user experience evaluation methods and tools; DUXU practice; DUXU case studies.

Effective Virtual Project Teams: A Design Science Approach to Building a Strategic Momentum (Future of Business and Finance)

by Raymond Opdenakker Carin Cuypers

Collaborating in virtual teams is a new reality in modern project management and work environments. Its emergence calls for an extensive analysis and re-alignment on the part of organizations, so as to help virtual teams maintain 'strategic momentum' – a concept that this book introduces. Strategic momentum represents perseverance with regard to pursuing a virtual team’s strategy; a 'flywheel' concept that drives the team members to concentrate on the project tasks until they have reached their shared goal. The authors present a design science based model, together with an in-depth qualitative study involving eight virtual R&D project teams. In this model, strategic momentum is assessed in terms of empowerment, team task insight, and collective commitment. These three determinants can be promoted and sustained by various contextual factors and interventions on the part of the management. The authors also provide a wealth of practical tips to help practitioners and consultants generate and sustain strategic momentum in their own contexts when working with virtual teams.

Contestations of Liberal Order: The West in Crisis?

by Marko Lehti Henna-Riikka Pennanen Jukka Jouhki

This volume explores the Western-led liberal order that is claimed to be in crisis. Currently, the West appears less as a modernizing or civilizing entity leading the way and more as being engulfed in a deep crisis. Simultaneously, the West still appears to be needed in order to imagine the global order by promoters of liberal peace as well as its opponents. This book asks how and why “crisis” is needed for constituting “the West,” liberal, and global order and how these three are conjoined and reinvented. The book encompasses narratives endorsing and rejecting the West and the liberal international order, as well as alternative visions for a post-Western world conceived within the rising and challenging powers. The study is of interest to scholars and students of international relations, critical security studies, peace and conflict research, and social sciences in general.

Clinical Nephrogeriatrics: An Evidence-Based Guide

by Adrian Covic Carlos Guido Musso José Ricardo Jauregui Juan Florencio Macías-Núñez

The increase in average life expectancy observed over recent decades has brought new challenges to nephrology practice. Several renal diseases are more frequent in elderly patients today, and even in healthy older individuals renal physiology has its own peculiarities. This leads to the need for a specific approach on renal aging and renal function in the elderly. However, despite the relevance of this topic, there are few books exclusively dedicated to geriatric nephrology. This book fills this gap by presenting a comprehensive overview of the differences between normal renal aging and chronic renal disease in the aged, and describes the particular aspects of nephropathy in the elderly, addressing it in a practical and clinically applicable fashion. Clinical Nephrogeriatrics bridges the gap between nephrology and geriatrics, discussing the most important issues concerning the relationship between these two medical specialties. This evidence-based resource, written by prominent specialists with extensive clinical experience, offers nephrologists, geriatricians, family physicians, and other medical professionals valuable practical guidelines and insights to enhance their clinical practice and provide optimal care.

Vogue: Secretos impactantes de la marca más emblemática del mundo de la moda

by Kirstie Clements

Offers an account of life at the heart of the fashion industry, from photo shoots and celebrity interviews to the ugly truth behind the glamour - infighting, back-stabbing and the dangerous pursuit of beauty.

Design Cybernetics: Navigating the New (Design Research Foundations)

by Thomas Fischer Christiane M. Herr

Design Cybernetics: Navigating the New Design cybernetics offers a way of looking at ourselves – curious, creative, and ethical humans – as self-organising systems that negotiate their own goals in open-ended explorations of the previously unknown. It is a theory of and for epistemic practices (learning, designing, researching) that is deeply committed to the autonomy of others and hence offers no prescriptive methodology. Design cybernetics describes design practice as inextricable from conversation – a way of enquiring, developing shared understanding and reaching the new that harnesses reliable control as well as error and serendipity. Recognising circular causality, observer-dependency and non-determinability, design cybernetics extends beyond tenets of scientific research into the creative, ethical and aesthetic domain. From this perspective, design is not an ill-conceived subset of scientific research. Instead, scientific research emerges as a particularly restricted subset of the broader human activity of design. This volume offers a cross-section of design cybernetic theory and practice with contributions ranging across architecture, interior lighting studies, product design, embedded systems, design pedagogy, design theory, social transformation design, research epistemology, art and poetics, as well as theatre and acting. Addressing designers, design educators and researchers interested in a rigorous, practice-based epistemology, it establishes design cybernetics as a foundational perspective of design research. “This is a conceptually elegant, well structured, and comprehensive presentation of design cybernetics. It fills a gap in the literature of the field.” Ken Friedman, Chair Professor, Tongji University “This book offers a valuable and timely introduction to second-order cybernetics as society grapples with complex issues like climate change and rising inequality.” Joichi Ito, Director of the MIT Media Lab

Technology-Driven Sustainability: Innovation in the Fashion Supply Chain

by Claudia E. Henninger Daniella Ryding Gianpaolo Vignali Louise F. Reid

This book provides a critical overview of technologies that are used within the fashion industry and supply chain, with a special emphasis on how they engender sustainability and the circular economy. The chapters present contemporary case studies alongside new research on technologies such as 3D printing, 3D scanning and recycling technology to assess the effect they will have on the future of fashion and its global supply chain.

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