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Contemporary Occupational Health Psychology: Global Perspectives on Research and Practice, Volume 2 continues a definitive reference series published in association with the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology (EAOHP) and the Society for Occupational Health Psychology (SOHP). The series summarizes state-of-the-art research and practice in the field of occupational health psychology.Volume 2 of the most important and influential research series in the rapidly growing field of occupational health psychologyPresents state-of-the-art research along with its implications for real-world practiceProvides in-depth reviews of hot topics, including new work from several top international experts in the fieldVolume 2 includes increased North American contributions, sourced by a dedicated North America editor
Contemporary Politics in Australia provides a lively and wide-ranging introduction to the study of Australian politics. Written by a diverse range of experts, the book offers a comprehensive overview of current theories, debates and research in Australian political science and looks forward to new developments. It encompasses not only formal and institutionally based politics, but also the informal politics of everyday life, including the politics of Australian culture and media. The book is divided into six key sections that cover: * political theory * politics in everyday Australian life * elections * participation and representation * the Australian state * contemporary political and public policy issues Contemporary Politics in Australia challenges the assumption that the study of Australian politics can be dry, descriptive or uncontroversial. Rather, it encourages an understanding of politics in Australia as contested ground. Featuring a glossary of key terms and a companion website, it is essential reading for students.
The last decade has seen an unexpected return of the religious, and with it the creation of new kinds of social forms alongside new fusions of political and religious realms that high modernity kept distinct. For a fuller understanding of what this means for society in the context of globalization, it is necessary to rethink the relationship between the religious and the secular; the contributors - all leading scholars in anthropology - do just that, some even arguing that secularization itself now takes a religious form. Combining theoretical reflection with vivid ethnographic explorations, this essential collection is designed to advance a critical understanding of social and personal religious experience in today's world.
This book is designed to provide an introduction to trigonometry and its applications for students who have had two years of high school algebra or a college algebra course.
Updated in a new 9th edition, Contemporary Urban Planning provides readers with in-depth coverage of the historic, economic, political, legal, and environmental factors affecting urban planning. With updated coverage of the Obama administration's response to the 2009 economic downturn, Levy also addresses the most pressing issues in urban development today - including the subprime mortgage crisis and home foreclosures, federal funding for public transportation, and new standards for "green" buildings.
American History 1: before 1865covers America's story from its beginning through the end of the Civil War. 20 chapters in provide information about American history from economic, geographic, political, religious, technological, social, and cultural perspectives. Student Edition: Engaging four-color design Unit openers with timelines and discussion questions Pre-reading strategies and introduction activities Reading and vocabulary support Small-group activities Writing activities Primary source documents Chapter summaries with review questions End of chapter skill builder
American History 1covers America's story from its beginning through the end of the Civil War. American History 2begins with Reconstruction and the assassination of President Lincoln, and continues through the modern era. The 20 chapters in each book provide information about American history from economic, geographic, political, religious, technological, social, and cultural perspectives. Highlights: Incorporates the NCSS high school thematic strands Audio and Interactive activities - On the student CD, full audio and interactive activities help the student better comprehend the material, improving their ability to read in the content areas. Reading support - There is extensive attention paid to helping students improve their reading ability. The readability is controlled throughout the program. ELL support - Specific activities target the needs of the second language student Usability - The program is designed to be simple for teachers and students to use. The PDF form of all Teacher CD content makes it easy to print materials as needed. Engaging content - Our series is replete with illustrations, maps, photos and timelines. Value - The program offers a complete, four color social studies curriculum at a very competitive price. Flexibility - the program can be used by a variety of student types, including Adult Ed students.
World Historybegins with prehistory and continues into the 21st century. Incorporating both early world history and modern world history, this text offers a broad-reaching examination of the events that led to the world of today. Case studies provide teachers an opportunity to expand chapter topics and incorporate issues that face citizens around the world. Highlights: Incorporates the NCSS high school thematic strands Audio and Interactive activities - On the student CD, full audio and interactive activities help the student better comprehend the material, improving their ability to read in the content areas. Reading support - There is extensive attention paid to helping students improve their reading ability. The readability is controlled throughout the program. ELL support - Specific activities target the needs of the second language student Usability - The program is designed to be simple for teachers and students to use. The PDF form of all Teacher CD content makes it easy to print materials as needed. Engaging content - Our series is replete with illustrations, maps, photos and timelines. Value - The program offers a complete, four color social studies curriculum at a very competitive price. Flexibility - the program can be used by a variety of student types, including Adult Ed students. Format Descriptions: Teacher's Resource Binder Includes annotated teacher's edition Blackline masters with answer key Reading comprehension activities Vocabulary reinforcement activities Additional biographies Additional primary source documents Chapter activities, reviews, quizzes Full-color overhead transparencies Teacher CD-ROM Additional blackline masters Full book assessment Unit tests and chapter quizzes ELL reading comprehension activities ELL vocabulary reinforcement activities Chapter puzzles Complete annotated teacher's edition in PDF format Student Text Engaging four-color design Unit openers with timelines and discussion questions Pre-reading strategies and introduction activities Reading and vocabulary support Small-group activities Writing activities Primary source documents Chapter summaries with review questions End of chapter skill builder Annotated Teacher's Edition Reduced student pages with detailed classroom and teacher support Lesson objectives Key materials identified Extension activities Vocabulary lessons Literary connections Classroom discussions Answers to student questions Student CD-ROM PDF of entire student book Audio narration of student text Spanish narration of key chapter and lesson concepts Spanish audio activity for each chapter Four interactive games per chapter Student presentation builder
Your book has two parts, you can use the first part to learn about science topics. If you need help reading or writing about science, use the second part.
Care about content? Better copy isn't enough. As devices and channels multiply--and as users expect to relate, share, and shift information quickly--we need content that can go more places, more easily. Content Everywhere will help you stop creating fixed, single-purpose content and start making it more future-ready, flexible, reusable, manageable, and meaningful wherever it needs to go.
Get the whole picture and learn to create a successful online content marketing program Successful online marketing is about more than creating a Facebook page or writing a corporate blog. Brands need to build lasting connections with the right customers online through an effective online content marketing strategy, and this book shows you how. It explores ways to create a content marketing strategy, identify the content that will keep your customers coming back, create that content, distribute it online, and measure the results, with hands-on, step-by-step guidance. Content marketing is an essential element of successful online marketing and brand-building; this book shows you how to begin creating and distributing content online to market your business Explains why content marketing is important and how to create an online content marketing strategy, which tools to use, and what to avoid Shows how to create content and get it published online in long or short form Offers plenty of tips, case studies, and worksheets to ensure success Online content marketing positions your business and your product for lasting customer interaction; Content Marketing For Dummies gives you the tools to create a program that works.
In this controversial collection of essays, award-winning writer Shelby Steele tackles the tough question "Why, after 25 years of legal change and ebbing prejudice, are blacks worse off today?" A critically acclaimed national bestseller and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award.
The guide to creating engaging web content and building a loyal following, revised and updatedBlogs, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and other platforms are giving everyone a "voice," including organizations and their customers. So how do you create the stories, videos, and blog posts that cultivate fans, arouse passion for your products or services, and ignite your business? Content Rules equips you for online success as a one-stop source on the art and science of developing content that people care about. This coverage is interwoven with case studies of companies successfully spreading their ideas online--and using them to establish credibility and build a loyal customer base.Find an authentic "voice" and craft bold content that will resonate with prospects and buyers and encourage them to share it with othersLeverage social media and social tools to get your content and ideas distributed as widely as possibleUnderstand why you are generating content--getting to the meat of your message in practical, commonsense language, and defining the goals of your content strategyWrite in a way that powerfully communicates your service, product, or message across various Web mediumsBoost your online presence and engage with customers and prospects like never before with Content Rules.
This book discusses how to manage, publish and maintain your content across all emerging mobiles; by creating a holistic content strategy that can be used on a variety of devices.
Originally developed by Netscape in 1999, RSS (which can stand for RDF Site Summary, Rich Site Summary, or Really Simple Syndication) is an XML-based format that allows web developers to describe and syndicate web site content. Content Syndication with RSSoffers webloggers, developers, and the programmers who support them a thorough explanation of syndication in general and RSS in particular. Written for web developers who want to offer XML-based feeds of their content, as well as developers who want to use
RSS is sprouting all over the Web, connecting weblogs and providing news feeds. Originally developed by Netscape in 1999, RSS (which can stand for RDF Site Summary, Rich Site Summary, or Really Simple Syndication) is an XML-based format that allows web developers to describe and syndicate web site content. Using RSS files allows developers to create a data feed that supplies headlines, links, and article summaries from a web site. Other sites can then incorporate them into their pages automatically. Although RSS is in widespread use, people struggle with its confusing and sometimes conflicting documentation and versions. Content Syndication with RSS is the first book to provide a comprehensive reference to the specifications and the tools that make syndication possible. Content Syndication with RSS offers webloggers, developers, and the programmers who support them a thorough explanation of syndication in general and RSS in particular. Written for web developers who want to offer XML-based feeds of their content, as well as developers who want to use the content that other people are syndicating, the book explores and explains metadata interpretation, different forms of content syndication, and the increasing use of web services in this field. This concise volume begins with an introduction to content syndication on the Internet: its purpose, limitations, and traditions, and answers the question of why would you consider "giving your content away" like this? Next, the book delves into the architecture of content syndication with an overview of the entire system, from content author to end user on another site. You'll follow the flow of data: content, referral data, publish-and-subscribe calls, with a detailed look at the protocols and standards possible at each step. Topics covered in the book include: Creating XML syndication feeds with RSS 0.9x and 2.0 Beyond headlines: creating richer feeds with RSS 1.0 and RDF metadata Using feeds to enrich a site or find information Publish and subscribe: intelligent updating News aggregators, such as Meerkat, Syndic8, and Newsisfree, and their web services Alternative industry-centric standards If you're interested in producing your own RSS feed, this step-by-step guide to implementation is the book you'll want in hand.
This book compares two challenges made to American public school curricula in the 1980s and 1990s. It identifies striking similarities between proponents of Afrocentrism and creationism, accounts for their differential outcomes, and draws important conclusions for the study of culture, organizations, and social movements.Amy Binder gives a brief history of both movements and then describes how their challenges played out in seven school districts. Despite their very different constituencies--inner-city African American cultural essentialists and predominately white suburban Christian conservatives--Afrocentrists and creationists had much in common. Both made similar arguments about oppression and their children's well-being, both faced skepticism from educators about their factual claims, and both mounted their challenges through bureaucratic channels. In each case, challenged school systems were ultimately able to minimize or reject challengers' demands, but the process varied by case and type of challenge. Binder finds that Afrocentrists were more successful in advancing their cause than were creationists because they appeared to offer a solution to the real problem of urban school failure, met with more administrative sympathy toward their complaints of historic exclusion, sought to alter lower-prestige curricula (history, not science), and faced opponents who lacked a legal remedy comparable to the rule of church-state separation invoked by creationism's opponents.Binder's analysis yields several lessons for social movements research, suggesting that researchers need to pay greater attention to how movements seek to influence bureaucratic decision making, often from within. It also demonstrates the benefits of examining discursive, structural, and institutional factors in concert.
A fresh, honest look at the difficult choices and unexpected joys in a girl's life under pressure. Lucy Doyle is about to explode. She's sure her name might as well be Loser because she's never, ever been kissed. To make matters worse, nearly all of her friends have left her behind for boys. Even Lucy's favorite brother doesn't seem to have time for her anymore. He's just moved home from college with a distant new attitude and a big-haired girlfriend Lucy can't stand. Freshman year is definitelynotoff to a good start. So when Lucy attracts the attention of Tobin Scacheri, the junior everyone wants to date, she can barely believe her luck. Tobin's cute and funny, and he might like Lucy as much as she likes him. But Lucy's brother has a secret that will turn her already mixed-up world completely upside down. Now, Lucy must figure out how far she's willing to take her relationship with Tobin--and how to deal with a brother who's not as perfect as she thought. From the Hardcover edition.
From the former Financial Times Beijing bureau chief, a balanced and far-seeing analysis of the emerging competition between China and the United States that will dominate twenty-first-century world affairs--an inside account of Beijing's quest for influence and an explanation of how America can come out on top. The structure of global politics is shifting rapidly. After decades of rising, China has entered a new and critical phase where it seeks to turn its economic heft into global power. In this deeply informed book, Geoff Dyer makes a lucid and convincing argument that China and the United States are now embarking on a great power-style competition that will dominate the century. This contest will take place in every arena: from control of the seas, where China's new navy is trying to ease the United States out of Asia and reassert its traditional leadership, to rewriting the rules of the global economy, with attempts to turn the renminbi into the predominant international currency, toppling the dominance of the U.S. dollar. And by investing billions to send its media groups overseas, Beijing hopes to shift the global debate about democracy and individual rights. Eyeing the high ground of international politics, China is taking the first steps in an ambitious global agenda. Yet Dyer explains how China will struggle to unseat the United States. China's new ambitions are provoking intense anxiety, especially in Asia, while America's global influence has deep roots. If Washington can adjust to a world in which it is no longer dominant but still immensely powerful, it can withstand China's challenge. With keen insight based on a deep local knowledge--offering the reader visions of coastal Chinese beauty pageants and secret submarine bases, lockstep Beijing military parades and the neon media screens of Xinhua exported to New York City's Times Square--The Contest of the Century is essential reading at a time of great uncertainty about America's future, a road map for retaining a central role in the world. From the Hardcover edition.
This book explores how Ottoman Muslims and Christians understood the phenomenon of conversion to Islam from the 15th to the 17th centuries, when the Ottoman Empire was at the height of its power and conversions to Islam peaked. Because the Ottomans ruled over a large non-Muslim population and extended greater opportunities to converts than to native-born Muslims, conversion to Islam was a contentious subject for all communities, especially Muslims themselves. By producing narratives about conversion, Ottoman Muslim and Christian authors sought to define the boundaries and membership of their communities while promoting their own religious and political agendas. Krstic argues that the production and circulation of narratives about conversion to Islam was central to the articulation of Ottoman imperial identity and Sunni Muslim "orthodoxy" in the long 16th century. Placing the evolution of Ottoman attitudes toward conversion and converts in the broader context of Mediterranean-wide religious trends and the Ottoman rivalry with the Habsburgs and Safavids,Contested Conversions to Islamalso introduces new sources, such as first-person conversion narratives and Orthodox Christian neomartyologies, to reveal the interplay of individual, (inter)communal, local, and imperial initiatives that influenced the process of conversion.
Cultural heritage is material - tangible and intangible - that signifies a culture's history or legacy. It has become a venue for contestation, ranging in scale from protesting to violently claimed and destroyed. But who defines what is to be preserved and what is to be erased? As cultural heritage becomes increasingly significant across the world, the number of issues for critical analysis and, hopefully, mediation, arise. The issue stems from various groups: religious, ethnic, national, political, and others come together to claim, appropriate, use, exclude, or erase markers and manifestations of their own and others' cultural heritage as a means for asserting, defending, or denying critical claims to power, land, and legitimacy. Can cultural heritage be well managed and promoted while at the same time kept within parameters so as to diminish contestation? The cases herein rage from Greece, Spain, Egypt, the UK, Syria, Zimbabwe, Italy, the Balkans, Bénin, and Central America.
For more than two hundred years after William Shakespeare's death, no one doubted that he had written his plays. Since then, however, dozens of candidates have been proposed for the authorship of what is generally agreed to be the finest body of work by a writer in the English language. In this remarkable book, Shakespeare scholar James Shapiro explains when and why so many people began to question whether Shakespeare wrote his plays. Among the doubters have been such writers and thinkers as Sigmund Freud, Henry James, Mark Twain, and Helen Keller. It is a fascinating story, replete with forgeries, deception, false claimants, ciphers and codes, conspiracy theories--and a stunning failure to grasp the power of the imagination. As Contested Will makes clear, much more than proper attribution of Shakespeare's plays is at stake in this authorship controversy. Underlying the arguments over whether Christopher Marlowe, Francis Bacon, or the Earl of Oxford wrote Shakespeare's plays are fundamental questions about literary genius, specifically about the relationship of life and art. Are the plays (and poems) of Shakespeare a sort of hidden autobiography? Do Hamlet, Macbeth, and the other great plays somehow reveal who wrote them? Shapiro is the first Shakespeare scholar to examine the authorship controversy and its history in this way, explaining what it means, why it matters, and how it has persisted despite abundant evidence that William Shakespeare of Stratford wrote the plays attributed to him. This is a brilliant historical investigation that will delight anyone interested in Shakespeare and the literary imagination.
This book is the first major account of political thought in twentieth-century Europe, both West and East, to appear since the end of the Cold War. Skillfully blending intellectual, political, and cultural history, Jan-Werner Müller elucidates the ideas that shaped the period of ideological extremes before 1945 and the liberalization of West European politics after the Second World War. He also offers vivid portraits of famous as well as unjustly forgotten political thinkers and the movements and institutions they inspired. Müller pays particular attention to ideas advanced to justify fascism and how they relate to the special kind of liberal democracy that was created in postwar Western Europe. He also explains the impact of the 1960s and neoliberalism, ending with a critical assessment of today's self-consciously post-ideological age.
The relationship between power and illness is the subject of limited discussion despite it being one of the most important issues in health-related policies and services. In an effort to correct this, Contesting Illness engages critically with processes through which the meanings and effects of illness shape and are shaped by specific sets of practices. Featuring original contributions by researchers working in a number of disciplines, this collection examines intersections of power, contestation, and illness with the aid of various critical theoretical frameworks and methodological approaches.The contributors explore experiences of illness, diagnosis, and treatment, and analyse wider discursive and policy contexts within which people become ill and engage with health care systems. Though each essay is unique in its approach, they are linked together by a shared focus on contestation as a conceptual tool in considering the relationship between power and illness. Rather than focus on a single example, the contributors address different contested illnesses (chronic fatigue syndrome and environmental illness, for instance) as well as the contested dimensions of illnesses that are accepted as legitimate such as cancer and autism. Contesting Illness offers valuable insights into the assumptions, practices, and interactions that shape illness in the twenty-first century.Contributors Jan AngusPia H. Bülow Peter ConradJoyce DavidsonHelen GremillionMaren KlawiterJoshua KelleySteve Kroll-SmithKatherine LippelPamela MossMichael OrsiniMichael J. PrinceAnnie PottsMary Ellen PurkisSharon Dale StoneCheryl StultsKatherine TeghtsoonianJane M. Ussher Catherine van Mossel
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