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Delivering Sustainable Growth in Africa

by Takahiro Fukunishi

The purpose of this book is to fill the lack of micro evidences on a structural change of African producers. By collecting studies on single industries, we attempt to demonstrate firms' and farmers' responses to the recent economic trend such as growth of demand, emergence of FDI and improvement in infrastructure.

An Integrated Systems Model for Preventing Child Sexual Abuse

by Hazel Da Breo Priya E. Maharaj Ena Trotman Jemmott Adele D. Jones

This book sets out an integrated systems model which utilizes a public health approach and 'whole of society' philosophy for preventing and responding to child sexual abuse. It guides those engaged in policy, practice and planning concerning gender based violence and child abuse towards a more systemic approach to tackling these problems.

The Anthropology Of Religious Charisma

by Charles Lindholm

According to Max Weber, charisma is opposed to bureaucratic order. This collection reveals the limits of that formula. The contributors show how charisma is a part of cultural frameworks while retaining its ecstatic character among American and Italian Catholics, Syrian Sufis, Taiwanese Buddhists, Hassidic Jews, and Amazonian shamans, among others.

Towards Better Work

by John Pickles Amy Luinstra Arianna Rossi

Globalization of production has created opportunities and challenges for developing country producers and workers. This volume provides solutions-oriented approaches for promoting improved working conditions and labour rights in the apparel industry.

Au Pairs’ Lives in Global Context

by Rosie Cox

Au pairs have traditionally been thought of as middle-class young women from Northern Europe, who are having a fun gap year in a foreign country. This collection, the first dedicated to examining the lives of au pairs, reveals that this is far from the whole story. Au pairing is now a global phenomenon and au pairs are just as likely to come from Asia and Latin America as from Sweden or France. They are an increasingly important form of very low waged, often unregulated, childcare and domestic labour enabling tens of thousands of families to meet the demands of both work and home life. Despite the importance of the work that they do, au pairs are not recognized as workers and are often excluded from even the most basic protections, such as a minimum wage. As young migrants living inside their employers' homes they are vulnerable to exploitation and abuse.

Foundation And Restoration In Hugh Of St. Victor’s De Sacramentis

by Peter S. Dillard

Taking Hugh of St. Victor's magisterial On the Sacraments of the Christian Faith as his source text, Dillard applies the methods of analytic philosophy to develop a systematic theology in the spirit of Christian Platonism. Themes examined include the existence of God, creation ex nihilo, modality and causality, divine immutability and eternity, divine exemplarity, sin, dualism, personhood, evil, ecclesiology, and resurrection, and beatitude. Throughout his rigorous study, Dillard underscores the importance of Hugh's theological anthropocentrism, rationalism, sacramental realism, and pragmatism. Hugh's highly original views are placed in their proper historical context and also related to contemporary concerns. The fascinating questions that Dillard explores remain pressing for readers interested in philosophy, theology, religion, and the history of medieval thought.

Decadent Literature In Twentieth-century Japan

by Ikuho Amano

Decadence is a concept that designates a given historical moment as a phase of decay and valorizes the past as an irretrievable golden age. This study offers an innovative examination of a century of Japanese fiction through the analytical prism of decadence.

Palliative Care and End-of-Life Decisions

by Ii George P. Smith

Total pain management mandates that an ethic of adjusted care be implemented at the end-stage of life which acknowledges ethically, legally, and clinically the use of terminal sedation as efficacious treatment.

Eastern Orthodox Encounters of Identity and Otherness

by Thomas Bremer Andrii Krawchuk

From diverse international and multi-disciplinary perspectives, the contributors to this volume analyze the experiences, challenges and responses of Orthodox Churches to the foundational transformations associated with the dissolution of the USSR.

Literary And Cultural Relations Between Brazil And Mexico

by Paulo Moreira

Joining a timely conversation within the field of intra-American literature, this study takes a fresh look at Latin America by locating fragments and making evident the mostly untold story of horizontal (south-south) contacts across a multilingual, multicultural continent.

American Sociology: From Pre-Disciplinary to Post-Normal

by Stephen Turner

American Sociology has changed radically since 1945. This volume traces these changes to the present, with special emphasis on the feminization of sociology and the decline of the science ideal as well as the challenges sociology faces in the new environment for universities.

Intellectual Work and the Spirit of Capitalism

by Thomas Kemple

This book treats three lectures that Weber gave in the last decade of his career as a podium or prism from which to approach his best-known treatises and essays on the rise of occidental capitalism. His remarks on 'Technology and Culture' (1910) and his famous 'Science as a Vocation' (1917) and 'Politics as a Vocation' (1919 lectures) offer a standpoint for assessing the contemporary relevance of Weber''s notion of ''interpretive understanding'', including the place of ideal types and value-judgments in sociology, as well as the use of rhetorical techniques and literary methods in scholarly discourse more generally. These public moments invite us to consider how both his most celebrated and least known arguments about the origins of the ''spirit'' of modern capitalism and the fateful force of bureaucracy continue to raise questions about the prospect and promise of intellectual work that still concern us today.

A Sociology of Culture, Taste and Value

by Simon Stewart

This book explores sociological debates in relation to culture, taste and value. It argues that sociology can contribute to debates about aesthetic value and to an understanding of how people evaluate.

Neoliberal Urban Policy and the Transformation of the City

by Sin�ad Kelly Andrew Maclaran

This collection focuses on the character and impacts of 'actually-existing' neoliberalism in Ireland, taking Dublin as a central case study. It explores the way in which Irish neoliberalism brought about a major transformation in the city and how the 'Celtic Tiger' economy underwent a dramatic change in fortunes, requiring a bail-out from the EU, ECB and IMF in late 2010. The study comprises four parts, setting the contextual background, examining the property-development boom and its legacy, reviewing the impacts of neoliberal urban policy in reshaping the city and, finally, noting aspects of public resistance to the operation of neoliberal urban policy, highlighting salient points to be drawn from the continuing Irish experience of neoliberalism and austerity. Drawing together a wide range of research, this volume is an essential read for undergraduates, postgraduates and academics in geography, sociology, urban planning and political science.

Fungal Disease in Britain and the United States 1850�2000

by Michael Worboys Aya Homei

This book is open access under a CC BY license. The grand narrative of twentieth-century medicine is the conquering of acute infectious diseases and the rise in chronic, degenerative diseases. The history of fungal infections does not fit this picture; indeed, it runs against it - this book charts the path of fungal infections from the mid nineteenth century to the dawn of the twenty-first century, both in Britain and the United States. It examines how fungal infections became more prevalent and serious over the century, a rise that was linked to the increased incidence of chronic diseases and to social, technological and medical 'progress'. In 1900, conditions such as ringworm, athlete's foot and thrush were minor, external and mostly chronic conditions - irritating, but mostly self-limiting. In the subsequent decades, these infections remained very common, but were better controlled by antifungal drugs. However, by the year 2000 doctors were faced by a growing number of serious and life-threatening fungal infections, such as invasive aspergillosis and systemic candidiasis. These infections principally affect patients who have benefited from medical advances, such as antibiotic treatment and transplantation, and those with immuno-compromised conditions.

What Has the Black Church to Do with Public Life?

by Anthony B. Pinn

This book argues against the common assumption that religious organizations, like black churches, should be involved in the public arena.

The History Of The Kiss!

by Marcel Danesi

How and when did the kiss become a vital sign of romance and love? In this wide-ranging book, pop culture expert Marcel Danesi takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the history of the kiss, from poetry and painting to movies and popular songs, and argues that its romantic incarnation signaled the birth of popular culture.

America in the British Imagination

by John F. Lyons

How was American culture disseminated into Britain? Why did many British citizens embrace American customs? And what picture did they form of American society and politics? This engaging and wide-ranging history explores these and other questions about the U. S. 's cultural and political influence on British society in the post-World War II period.

Private Property and the Constitution

by James L. Huffman

This book details the relationship between private property and government. As private property is important to both individual welfare and the public interest, the book provides an intellectual framework for the analysis and resolution of contemporary property rights disputes.

Private Property and State Power

by James L. Huffman

This book details the relationship between private property and government. As private property is important to both individual welfare and the public interest, the book provides an intellectual framework for the analysis and resolution of contemporary property rights disputes.

An Evolutionary Paradigm For International Law

by John Martin Gillroy

The book transcends conventional social scientific method, political theory and its understanding of global governance to make the study of the philosophical essence of the international legal system fully accessible.

Long Form Improvisation and American Comedy

by Matt Fotis

Long form scenic improv began with the Harold. The comic philosophy of this form started an era of comedy marked by support, trust, and collaboration. This book tells of the Harold, beginning with the development of improv theatre, through the tensions and evolutions that led to its creation at iO, and to its use in contemporary filmmaking.

Ageing, Popular Culture And Contemporary Feminism

by Joel Gwynne Imelda Whelehan

How has popular film, television and fiction responded to the realities of an ageing Western population? This volume analyses this field of representation to argue that, while celebrations of ageing as an inspirational journey are increasing, most depictions still focus on decline and deterioration.

Care Professions and Globalization

by Craig Iffland Ana Marta González

This volume presents an extended reflection on human dependency and the need to 'care' and be 'cared for'. Philosophers, theologians, social theorists, economists, and professional caregivers to discuss the challenges of professional caregiving, analyzing how societies can promote relationships in which individuals can give and receive 'care'.

A Queering Of Black Theology

by Jr. El Kornegay

Kornegay's brilliant and insightful use of James Baldwin's literary genius offers a way forward that promises to overcome the divide between religion and sexuality that is of crucial importance not only for black church and theology but for socio-political-religious and theological discourse generally.

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