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Environmental Risks

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ISBN: 9781789842234 9781789842241 Year: Pages: 112 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.72155 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Environmental Sciences
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Environmental risks are a multi- and interdisciplinary topic with a great interest in current society. This book examines the issues of natural hazards (e.g., typhoons, landslides, wildfires), anthropogenic activities (construction of artificial dams, the operation of nuclear power plants), and their potential risks to the environment and/or quality of life at various scales, from local to regional and even at a global level. The book intends to discuss concepts, methods, and techniques to address environmental risks and vulnerabilities, revealing the complex interactions between nature and human communities and activities. Policies and practices for disaster risk management should be based on the best state-of-the-art methods and techniques, integration between natural and/or social approaches, interdisciplinary research, and multilevel cooperation.

Family Therapy - New Intervention Programs and Researches

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ISBN: 9781789843019 9781789843026 9781839621918 Year: Pages: 164 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.81558 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Gender Studies
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This book is a collection of chapters written by a number of scientists from all over the world, who provide their insights not only into family therapy but also into new interesting interventions, programs, and research. The book adopts a perspective that respects the complexity of human beings and their family relationships. It devotes a space to the deepening of both psychological and social aspects: all themes in each section of the book are deeply connected. This book also focuses on some specific and really innovative topics, including the importance of psychosocial and family factors, complementary approaches, and relational aspects.

Gender Differences in Different Contexts

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ISBN: 9789535129059 9789535129066 9789535141181 Year: Pages: 160 DOI: 10.5772/63040 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Social Sciences --- Sociology
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The development of gender differences as an area of research has been rapid over the last decades. Varieties of studies have focused on the gender differences as well as the similarities of women and men. The common purpose of the research attempt is to find out the possibilities and even the consequences of gender differences and the impact on human beings on one side, and social and cultural environment on the other. This book is an attempt to provide theoretical and empirical framework to better understand gender differences in various contexts and on different levels. Therefore, the contributions cover an array of themes that span from an individual level to an organizational and societal level.

Quality of Life and Quality of Working Life

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ISBN: 9789535134459 9789535134466 Year: Pages: 312 DOI: 10.5772/65198 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Gender Studies
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In this book, we can read about the well-being, quality of life, and quality of working life. The authors come from different countries, and their ideas, studies, findings, and experiences offer beneficial contributions to enhance our knowledge in the field of well-being and quality of life, as well as quality of working life. The book is divided into two sections, and their respective chapters refer to two major areas. The first section covers ""Different Perspectives of Quality of Life,"" considering the antecedents of happiness, quality of life and sports, quality of life indexes for the United States, well-being in the context of family policies in European countries, cultural well-being and income in Italy, and the right to life in South Africa. The second section deals with ""Well-Being and Quality of Working Life,"" emphasizing these topics for university professors in Brazil, as well as work-related well-being, psychological well-being of individuals as employees, physical and psychical well-being and stress, human work in organizations considering the discomfort perspective, and professional pride and dignity among social workers. Thus, we consider this book will be of interest for readers with a diverse group of audience in different areas of specialty such as psychology, industrial and social psychology, management, medicine, education, law, and sociology.

Indigenous People

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ISBN: 9789535134817 9789535134824 Year: Pages: 198 DOI: 10.5772/65629 Language: English
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Subject: Ethnology
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Indigenous peoples are the native ethnic groups, who are descended from and identified with the original inhabitants of a region, in contrast to groups that have settled, occupied, or colonized the area more recently. This book entitled Indigenous People is an attempt to bring out the analysis of indigenous environment, indigenous technical knowledge, indigenous resource governance, and indigenous entrepreneurship and empowerment. This book contains selected chapters from renowned personalities from across the globe who have rich knowledge on sovereignty, economic well-being, and resource access of the indigenous people, on which their cultures depend. This book will certainly be an asset or a boon, not only to the extension fraternity but also to all those who are really thirsty of information and knowledge on indigenous people.

Mediterranean Identities - Environment, Society, Culture

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ISBN: 9789535135852 9789535135869 Year: Pages: 428 DOI: 10.5772/66587 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Sociology --- Environmental Sciences
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What is the Mediterranean? The perception of the Mediterranean leans equally on the nature, culture, history, lifestyle, and landscape. To approach the question of identity, it seems that we have to give importance to all of these. There is no Mediterranean identity, but Mediterranean identities. Mediterranean is not about the homogeneity and uniformity, but about the unity that comes from diversities, contacts, and interconnections. The book tends to embrace the environment, society, and culture of the Mediterranean in their multiple and unique interconnections over the millennia, contributing to the better understanding of the essential human-environmental interrelations. The choice of 17 chapters of the book, written by a number of prominent scholars, clearly shows the necessity of the interdisciplinary approach to the Mediterranean identity issues. The book stresses the most serious concerns of the Mediterranean today - threats to biodiversity, risks, and hazards - mostly the increasing wildfires and finally depletion of traditional Mediterranean practices and landscapes, as constituent parts of the Mediterranean heritage.

Indigenous, Aboriginal, Fugitive and Ethnic Groups Around the Globe

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ISBN: 9781789854312 9781789854329 9781838819088 Year: Pages: 190 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.78898 Language: English
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Subject: Ethnology
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The book is a collection of papers about indigenous, aboriginal, ethnic and fugitive groups from different countries, regions and areas. The book's chapters are written by scholars from different disciplines who exemplify these groups' way of life, problems, etc. from educational aspects, governmental aspects, aspects of human rights, economic statues, legal statues etc. The chapters describe their difficulties, but also their will to preserve their culture and language, and make their life better.

International Perspectives on Global Environmental Change

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ISBN: 9789533078151 Year: Pages: 490 DOI: 10.5772/1518 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Environmental Sciences
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Environmental change is increasingly considered a critical topic for researchers across multiple disciplines, as well as policy makers throughout the world. Mounting evidence shows that environments in every part of the globe are undergoing tremendous human-induced change. Population growth, urbanization and the expansion of the global economy are putting increasing pressure on ecosystems around the planet. To understand the causes and consequences of environmental change, the contributors to this book employ spatial and non-spatial data, diverse theoretical perspectives and cutting edge research tools such as GIS, remote sensing and other relevant technologies. International Perspectives on Global Environmental Change brings together research from around the world to explore the complexities of contemporary, and historical environmental change. As an InTech open source publication current and cutting edge research methodologies and research results are quickly published for the academic policy-making communities. Dimensions of environmental change explored in this volume include: Climate change Historical environmental change Biological responses to environmental change Land use and land cover change Policy and management for environmental change

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