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Raum und Interieurs in Thomas Manns Erzählwerk. Materielle Kultur zwischen 'Welthäusern' und 'Urdingen'

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Book Series: Hermaea. Neue Folge ISSN: 04407164 ISBN: 9783110589696 Year: Volume: 146 Pages: 320,00 DOI: 10.1515/9783110589696 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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The 19th century was, in Walter Benjamin’s diagnosis, “addicted to dwelling.” That era’s sense of space – what August Schmarsow called its Raumgefühl – shaped the narratives of Thomas Mann. This study examines Mann’s literary concepts of space and interprets them less in terms of particular texts than as descriptions of material culture. It also explores the discourse, history, and ideology behind those concepts.

Wirtschaft und Wirtschaftspolitik in Deutschland. 75 Jahre RWI – Leibniz-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung e.V. 1943–2018

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Book Series: Jahrbuch für Wirtschaftsgeschichte. Beihefte ISBN: 9783110570557 Year: Volume: 22 Pages: 486 DOI: 10.1515/9783110570557 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History
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This title documents the history of the Rhenish-Westphalian Institute for Economic Research (RWI), re-founded in 1943 as the “Western Division” of the German Institute for Economic Research. Starting from the initial founding in 1926, it includes the post-war re-founding and reorientation of the Institute, its redirection in the new millennium through 2018, and describes the changing economic, political, and scientific contexts of the times.

Application of Artificial Neural Networks in Geoinformatics

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ISBN: 9783038427421 9783038427414 Year: Pages: VI, 222 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Environmental Sciences
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Recently, a need has arisen for prediction techniques that can address a variety of problems by combining methods from the rapidly developing field of machine learning with geoinformation technologies such as GIS, remote sensing, and GPS. As a result, over the last few decades, one particular machine learning technology, known as artificial neural networks, has been successfully applied to a wide range of fields in science and engineering. In addition, the development of computational and spatial technologies has led to the rapid growth of geoinformatics, which specializes in the analysis of spatial information. Thus, recently, artificial neural networks have been applied to geoinformatics and have produced valuable results in the fields of geoscience, environment, natural hazards, natural resources, and engineering. Hence, this Special Issue of the journal Applied Sciences, “Application of Artificial Neural Networks in Geoinformatics,” was successfully planned, and we here publish a collection of papers detailing novel contributions that are of relevance to these topics.

Poverty, Income Growth and Inequality in Paraguay During the 1990s

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Book Series: Goettinger Studien zur Entwicklungsoekonomik / Goettingen Studies in Development Economics ISBN: 9783631572016 Year: Pages: 140 DOI: 10.3726/b13889 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Economics --- Political Science
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The Paraguayan economy did not suffer debt crises in the eighties and had significant growth rates in the second half on the seventies, but poverty remained a problem. Understanding the performance and spatial distribution of poverty and inequality over a period of more than ten years can shed new light on structural causes behind what seems to be a low growth – high poverty – high inequality trap in Paraguay. How did poverty and inequality change during the 1990s. Did inequality reduce income growth? What were the growth determinants and what are the main forces driving inequality changes? These are the questions being answered in this book.

Applications of Novel Analytical Methods in Epidemiology

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Book Series: Frontiers Research Topics ISSN: 16648714 ISBN: 9782889456581 Year: Pages: 109 DOI: 10.3389/978-2-88945-658-1 Language: English
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Subject: Medicine (General) --- Animal Sciences
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The repertoire of quantitative analytical techniques in disciplines such as ecology, decision science, and evolutionary biology has grown, in part enabled by the development and increased availability of computational resources. Integration of cutting-edge, quantitative tools into veterinary epidemiology that have been borrowed from such disciplines has offered opportunities to advance the study of disease dynamics in animal populations, to improve and guide decision-making related to disease prevention, control, or eradication. Furthermore, the need to explore new analytical methods for veterinary epidemiology has been driven by the increasing availability and complexity of animal disease data. The objective of this e-book is to contribute to current methods in epidemiology by 1) presenting and discussing novel analytical tools that help advance our understanding of epidemiology; and 2) demonstrating how inferences emerging from the application of novel analytical tools can be incorporated into decision-making related to animal health. The e-book constitutes a collection of articles that explore the applications of a variety of analytical methods such as machine learning, Bayesian risk assessment and an advanced form of social network analysis in the modern epidemiologic study of animal diseases.

Spatial Analysis, Modelling and Planning

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ISBN: 9781789842395 9781789842401 Year: Pages: 268 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.74452 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Geography
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New powerful technologies, such as geographic information systems (GIS), have been evolving and are quickly becoming part of a worldwide emergent digital infrastructure. Spatial analysis is becoming more important than ever because enormous volumes of spatial data are available from different sources, such as social media and mobile phones. When locational information is provided, spatial analysis researchers can use it to calculate statistical and mathematical relationships through time and space. This book aims to demonstrate how computer methods of spatial analysis and modeling, integrated in a GIS environment, can be used to better understand reality and give rise to more informed and, thus, improved planning. It provides a comprehensive discussion of spatial analysis, methods, and approaches related to planning.

Communaut

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ISBN: 9791035105761 Year: DOI: 10.4000/books.psorbonne.53888 Language: French
Publisher: Éditions de la Sorbonne
Subject: History
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La formation des communautés d’habitants (sous une forme villageoise ou urbaine, groupée ou non) est un phénomène clé qui a touché l’ensemble de l’Occident latin à partir du xie siècle. Son étude a connu une certaine vogue dans le dernier quart du xxe siècle, dans divers pays d’Europe, où l’on s’est toutefois appuyé sur des présupposés notionnels et méthodologiques très variables qui ont abouti à des résultats intéressants mais peu articulés. Le travail collectif mené dans le cadre du LaMOP (Paris 1) a visé à dépasser l’hétérogénéité des points de vue, à l’aide d’hypothèses de travail spécifiques. En particulier, il s’est agi de prendre au sérieux le fait social qu’est « l’habiter », impliquant entre autres que la cohésion des communautés reposait moins sur des rapports de parenté que sur l’idée d’appartenance commune à un lieu. Cet attachement se fondait quant à lui sur la définition d’un certain nombre de ressources réservées et liées à l’habitat lui-même, d’une part, et sur la définition de pôles d’attraction durable et eux aussi monopolistiques : les églises paroissiales et leur cimetière. Avec ces deux référents que sont l’habitat et la paroisse, le statut dépendant des tenanciers paysans passe à l’arrière-plan : les agriculteurs dépendants ne sont donc plus pensés par rapport à leurs seigneurs mais par rapport à leur lieu de résidence et de culte. Les dépendants sont ainsi transformés en habitants, et les communautés d’habitants peuvent donc être considérées comme des formes d’enchantement, de la domination sociale, contribuant ainsi à la reproduction à long terme du système seigneurial.

Remote Sensing and Geospatial Technologies in Public Health

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ISBN: 9783038971726 9783038971733 Year: Pages: 244 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03897-173-3 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Environmental Sciences
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This book demonstrates the utilization of remote sensing and geospatial technologies for a wide range of public health studies.Although remote sensing and geospatial technologies have been successfully applied for more than 50 years, continuous advancements are essential to better understand the complex environment around us that impacts our health and well-being.Thankfully, the availability of spatial analytical tools and necessary data have enabled us to reveal multifaceted, obscured spatial relationships that would have been unexplored otherwise. Now, we are able to make more precise and effective public health-related decisions. However, without a proper understanding of the methodologies, applying these tools may result in inaccurate findings for decision-making.With 15 selected papers, this book covers diverse topics and discusses different methodologies that are fundamentals for spatial analysis in public health. Readers will have an opportunity to experience the advancements in spatial tools, data, and methodologies that are applicable to public health investigations.This book, Remote Sensing and Geospatial Technologies in Public Health, is expected to encourage academicians and professionals to further advance their knowledge in this sub-discipline.

Chapter 8 Black Lives Matter: A Context for Teaching Mathematics for Social Justice (Book chapter)

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ISBN: 9780815368182 Year: DOI: 10.4324/9781351255837 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
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Advocating for the use of culturally specific pedagogy to enhance the mathematics instruction of diverse students, this revised second edition offers a wide variety of conceptual and curricular resources for teaching mathematics in a way that combats and confronts the forms of oppression that students face today. Addressing stratification based on race, class, and gender, Leonard offers lesson templates that teachers can use with ethnically and culturally diverse students and makes the link between research and practice. Connecting cutting-edge and emerging technologies to culturally specific pedagogy, the second edition features new chapters on mathematics and social justice, robotics, and spatial visualization. Applying a more expansive focus, the new edition discusses current movements such as Black Lives Matter and incorporates examples of rural and tribal students to paint a broader picture of what culturally rich mathematics classrooms actually look like. The text builds on sociocultural theory and research on culture and mathematics cognition to extend the literature and better understand minority students’ goals and learning needs. Including new discussion questions and new examples, lessons, and vignettes of integrating culture in the mathematics classroom, this book employs pedagogical research to field-test new instructional methods for culturally diverse and female students.

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