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Works: 1,285 works in 1,317 publications in 1 language and 5,195 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Terminology  Popular works  Periodicals  Methods (Music)  Academic theses 
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Classifications: G155.D44, 338.4791091734
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So what? now what? : the anthropology of consciousness responds to a world in crisis by Matthew C Bronson( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world is currently undergoing a period of unprecedented crises on virtually every front: economic, ecological, and humanitarian. It is starkly apparent that a shift is needed in our dominant structural systems - and that by addressing the collective thinking that has created and maintained these systems, scholars can do their part to catalyze such a shift. The interdisciplinary field known as the Anthropology of Consciousness offers important insights for enacting this necessary shift. This book draws on the work of a group of diverse scholars to explore what the intersection of anthropology and consciousness studies can contribute to the 'public turn' within anthropology and the academy in general. Its twelve chapters span disparate geographies and disciplinary frameworks, yet cohere in their focus on common themes such as imagination, empathy, agency, dialogue, and ethics. The answers to the question 'So What? Now What?' differ for a linguistic anthropologist in the South Pacific, an environmental educator in Hawai'i, a grant-writing anthropologist serving a refugee agency in Portland, Oregon and the founder of a girls' school in Brazil. Nevertheless, they are united in the desire to reframe the anthropology of consciousness as an 'anthropology of conscience, ' and this pioneering volume is the result
Low temperature biology of insects by David L Denlinger( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Low temperature is a major environmental constraint impacting the geographic distribution and seasonal activity patterns of insects. Written for academic researchers in environmental physiology and entomology, this book explores the physiological and molecular mechanisms that enable insects to cope with a cold environment and places these findings into an evolutionary and ecological context. An introductory chapter provides a primer on insect cold tolerance and subsequent chapters in the first section discuss the organismal, cellular and molecular responses that allow insects to survive in the cold despite their, at best, limited ability to regulate their own body temperature. The second section, highlighting the evolutionary and macrophysiological responses to low temperature, is especially relevant for understanding the impact of global climate change on insect systems. A final section translates the knowledge gained from the rest of the book into practical applications including cryopreservation and the augmentation of pest management strategies
Stage fright, animals, and other theatrical problems by Nicholas Peter Ridout( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why do actors get stage fright? What is so embarrassing about joining in? Why not work with animals and children, and why is it so hard not to collapse into helpless laughter when things go wrong? In trying to answer these questions - usually ignored by theatre scholarship but of enduring interest to theatre professionals and audiences alike - Nicholas Ridout attempts to explain the relationship between these apparently unwanted and anomalous phenomena and the wider social and political meanings of the modern theatre. The book focuses on the theatrical encounter - those events in which actor and audience come face to face in a strangely compromised and alienated intimacy - arguing that the modern theatre has become a place where we entertain ourselves by experimenting with our feelings about work, social relations and about feelings themselves."--Jacket
Clan politics and regime transition in Central Asia by Kathleen Collins( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is a study of the role of clan networks in Central Asia from the early twentieth century through 2004. Exploring the social, economic, and historical roots of clans, and their political role and political transformation in the Soviet and post-Soviet periods, this study argues that clans are informal political actors that are critical to understanding politics in this region. The book demonstrates that the Soviet system was far less successful in transforming and controlling Central Asian society, and in its policy of eradicating clan identities, than has often been assumed. Clans increasingly influenced and constrained the regime's political trajectory during the later Soviet and post-Soviet periods, making liberalizing political and economic reforms very difficult. In order to understand Central Asian politics and the region's economies today, scholars and policy makers must take into account the powerful role of these informal groups, how they adapt and change over time, and how they may constrain or undermine democratization in this strategic region."--Jacket
Managing politics and Islam in Indonesia by Donald J Porter( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the politics of Islam and the state in Indonesia over recent decades, during which time there has been a notable resurgence of Islamic political movements. Australian author from Australian National University
Fragile states : causes, costs, and responses : a study prepared by the World Institute for Development Economics Research of the United Nations University (UNU-WIDER)( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fragile states are often mired in civil conflict. This volume focuses on the relationship between conflict and state stability and illustrates the causes and effects of fragile states on neighbouring countries and the global community
Communication skills for effective management by Owen Hargie( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Communication Skills for Effective Management demonstrates how, for managers to be successful, they need to employ a range of key communication skills, styles and strategies. The contents are based upon the authors' experiences of researching, teaching and consulting in a range of private and public sector organizations. From their academic and real-world involvement they have identified the core skills of effective management. Presented in an academically rigorous yet student-friendly way, the reader is encouraged to interact with the material covered. Each chapter contains a series of boxed text, diagrams, tables and illustrations which summarize core points. Exercises are also provided to enable managers to put the material reviewed into practice." "Communication Skills for Effective Management is an excellent text for undergraduate business and management students studying business communication. It is also an ideal text for MBA students. Practising managers will also find this book to be an invaluable resource."--Jacket
Fast facts : osteoarthritis by Philip Conaghan( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For all health care professionals who have ever felt unable to provide effective therapy for this disease, or who have encountered negative patient and community attitudes to joint pain, this book is essential reading." -- Publisher
Participatory action research in health care by Tina Koch( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Koch and Kralik examine the way in which research can inform health-care practice and include guidelines for practitioners on implementing participatory action research. They explore the benefits for community development and health promotion and use exemplars from practice
Educational leadership : key challenges and ethical tensions by P. A Duignan( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Educational Leadership: Key Challenges and Ethical Tensions is a new work on contemporary leadership challenges for educational leaders. Based on groundbreaking research, this book provides educational leaders in schools - including teachers - with ways of analysing and resolving ethically complex issues. The ethical tensions inherent in common leadership challenges are identified; a framework for their analysis presented and explained; and a clear, practitioner-focused method for ethical decision-making recommended."--Jacket
Tourism and sustainability : new tourism in the third world by Martin Mowforth( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors challenge the notion of sustainability and its relationship to contemporary tourism in the developing world, then discuss alternative channels of tourism development and the impact of tourism policies at local, national and global level
Immigrant businesses : the economic, political, and social environment by Jan Rath( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some businesses started by immigrants have been incorporated into the European and American mainstream. Others stay on the economic fringes. The starting point of this book is that a proper understanding of these businesses is served by focusing on the embeddedness of immigrant businesses
International sales law : a critical analysis of CISG jurisprudence by Larry A DiMatteo( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text is the product of extended research by five scholars working in the area of private international law. It provides a comprehensive review and analysis of the jurisprudence surrounding the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale ofGoods (CISG)
Contemporary Theatre Review an international journal( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Decisions for war, 1914-1917 by Richard F Hamilton( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This work poses an easy but perplexing question about World War I - Why did it happen? Several of the oft-cited causes are reviewed and discussed. The argument of the alliance systems is inadequate, most agreements lacking compelling force. The argument of an accident (or "slide") is also inadequate, given the clear and unambiguous evidence of intentions. The arguments of mass demands - those focusing on nationalism, militarism, and social Darwinism - it is argued, are insufficient, lacking indications of frequency, intensity, and process (how they influenced the various decisions). Decisions for War focuses on the choices made by small coteries, in Austria-Hungary, Germany, Russia, France, Britain, and elsewhere."--Jacket
The economics of financial markets by Roy E Bailey( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Economics of Financial Markets presents a concise overview of capital markets, suitable for advanced undergraduates and for beginning graduate students in financial economics. Following a brief overview of financial markets - their microstructure and the randomness of stock market prices - this textbook explores how the economics of uncertainty can be applied to financial decision-making. The mean-variance model of portfolio selection is discussed in detail, with analysis extended to the capital asset pricing model (CAPM)."--Jacket
Cognitive developmental change : theories, models, and measurement( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cognitive Developmental Change makes an original contribution to the fields of developmental, cognitive and educational science by bringing together a uniquely diverse range of perspectives for analysing the dynamics of change. Connecting traditional Piagetian, information processing, and psychometric approaches with newer frameworks and tools for the assessment and analysis of developmental change, it provides the reader with a cutting-edge account of the latest theory and research."--Jacket
Galen on diseases and symptoms by Ian Johnston( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Galen's treatises on the classification and causation of diseases and symptoms are an important component of his prodigious oeuvre, forming a bridge between his theoretical works and his practical, clinical writings. As such, they remained an integral component of the medical teaching curriculum well into the second millennium. In these four treatises (only one of which has been previously translated into English), Galen not only provides a framework for the exhaustive classification of diseases and their symptoms as a prelude to his analysis of their causation, but he also attempts to establish precise definitions of all the key terms involved. Unlike others of his works, these treatises are notably moderate in tone, taking into account different views on structure and causation in a relatively even-handed way. Nonetheless, they are a clear statement of the Dogmatic position on the theoretical foundations of medicine in his time."--Jacket
MyiLibrary( )

in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

MyiLibrary is a unique ebook platform offering desktop access to the world's leading e-content collections. "With over 175,000 titles currently available, covering all major disciplines, and an additional 5,000 titles being added monthly, MyiLibrary is the fastest-growing and most comprehensive online e-content platform on the market today--MyiLibrary home page."
Judicial review in new democracies : constitutional courts in Asian cases by Tom Ginsburg( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines three countries in Asia, where law is traditionally viewed as a tool of authoritarian rulers, to determine why new democracies adopt constitutional courts that constrain governments. Ginsburg argues that judicial review is a solution to the problem of uncertainty in constitutional design
 
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Low temperature biology of insectsStage fright, animals, and other theatrical problemsClan politics and regime transition in Central AsiaManaging politics and Islam in IndonesiaCommunication skills for effective managementFast facts : osteoarthritisParticipatory action research in health careEducational leadership : key challenges and ethical tensions
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