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Owning the Olympics: Narratives of the New China

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Book Series: The New Media World ISBN: 9780472070329 9780472050321 9780472024506 Year: Language: English
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Subject: Media and communication
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From the moment they were announced, the Beijing Games were a major media event and the focus of intense scrutiny and speculation. In contrast to earlier such events, however, the Beijing Games are also unfolding in a newly volatile global media environment that is no longer monopolized by broadcast media. The dramatic expansion of media outlets and the growth of mobile communications technology have changed the nature of media events, making it significantly more difficult to regulate them or control their meaning. This volatility is reflected in the multiple, well-publicized controversies characterizing the run-up to Beijing 2008. According to many Western commentators, the People's Republic of China seized the Olympics as an opportunity to reinvent itself as the ""New China""—a global leader in economics, technology, and environmental issues, with an improving human-rights record. But China's maneuverings have also been hotly contested by diverse global voices, including prominent human-rights advocates, all seeking to displace the official story of the Games. Bringing together a distinguished group of scholars from Chinese studies, human rights, media studies, law, and other fields, Owning the Olympics reveals how multiple entities—including the Chinese Communist Party itself—seek to influence and control the narratives through which the Beijing Games will be understood.

Citadins et citoyens dans la Chine du xxe siècle : Essais d'histoire sociale. En hommage à Marie-Claire Bergère

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ISBN: 9782735120895 DOI: 10.4000/books.editionsmsh.4988 Language: French
Publisher: Éditions de la Maison des sciences de l’homme
Subject: History
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La Chine, qui a terminé sa révolution et a jeté les bases d'une gigantesque métamorphose, défie les catégories habituelles de la politique. L'énigme chinoise est ici mise en lumière à travers une histoire sociale des villes au xxe siècles, à la veille du basculement qui va faire d'un très ancien pays agraire une société dominée par l'urbain. Cette phase moderne de l’histoire en longue durée des sociétés urbaines chinoises, dans les contextes successifs des « traités inégaux » et des « concessions », de la dictature du Guomindang et de l'occupation japonaise, de la révolution et du régime maoïstes puis des réformes post-maoïstes, a fait l'objet des travaux de Marie-Claire Bergère à qui ce recueil d'essais rend hommage. Venus de Chine, d'Amérique et d'Europe, les auteurs écrivent moins l'histoire d'une démocratie absente, selon les formes institutionnelles prescrites, que celle d'un social travaillant sur lui-même en présence des pouvoirs qui se partagent le pays, à Shanghai, à Canton, à Tianjin et à Xi'an. Leur plongée au-dessous de la surface événementielle éclaire l'épaisseur historique des transformations, des mobilisations, des impasses et des paradoxes de la société chinoise au xxe siècle. C'est dire que cette histoire sociale revendique pleinement la grande tradition qui cherche dans l'enquête historique sur les sociétés les clés de l'intelligence du politique. Ce livre est en ce sens une grammaire historique du mouvement social et politique chinois actuel qui ne doit pas être réduit à un débat abstrait sur les droits de l'Homme

Air Quality Assessment Standards and Sustainable Development in Developing Countries

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ISBN: 9783039280148 / 9783039280155 Year: Pages: 232 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03928-015-5 Language: eng
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Environmental Technology --- Environmental Sciences --- Science (General)
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This book brings together the latest research results of air quality assessment standards and sustainable development in developing countries. The content is full and the discussion is vivid. These articles are suitable for students and researchers at all levels seeking to understand the status of air pollution, governance standards, and governance effects in developing countries.

Human Mobility, Spatiotemporal Context, and Environmental Health: Recent Advances in Approaches and Methods

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ISBN: 9783039211838 / 9783039211845 Year: Pages: 382 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-184-5 Language: eng
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Medicine (General)
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Environmental health researchers have long used concepts like the neighborhood effect to assessing people’s exposure to environmental influences and the associated health impact. However, these are static notions that ignore people’s daily mobility at various spatial and temporal scales (e.g., daily travel, migratory movements, and movements over the life course) and the influence of neighborhood contexts outside their residential neighborhoods. Recent studies have started to incorporate human mobility, non-residential neighborhoods, and the temporality of exposures through collecting and using data from GPS, accelerometers, mobile phones, various types of sensors, and social media. Innovative approaches and methods have been developed. This Special Issue aims to showcase studies that use new approaches, methods, and data to examine the role of human mobility and non-residential contexts on human health behaviors and outcomes. It includes 21 articles that cover a wide range of topics, including individual exposure to air pollution, exposure and access to green spaces, spatial access to healthcare services, environmental influences on physical activity, food environmental and diet behavior, exposure to noise and its impact on mental health, and broader methodological issues such as the uncertain geographic context problem (UGCoP) and the neighborhood effect averaging problem (NEAP). This collection will be a valuable reference for scholars and students interested in recent advances in the concepts and methods in environmental health and health geography.

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obesity --- built environment --- activity space --- regression analysis --- UGCoP --- foodscape exposure --- activity space --- commuting route --- space-time kernel density estimation --- time-weighted exposure --- Beijing --- cycling for transportation --- bike paths --- train stations --- subway stations --- adults --- Brazil --- fuel consumption --- emissions estimation --- GPS trace --- big data --- air pollution exposure --- human mobility --- mobile phone data --- dynamic assessment --- GIS --- GPS --- activity space --- environmental exposure --- the uncertain geographic context problem --- noise pollution --- mental disorders --- built environment --- multilevel model --- China --- PM concentrations --- crop residue burning --- correlation analysis --- interannual and seasonal variations --- China --- the neighborhood effect averaging problem (NEAP) --- human mobility --- environmental exposure --- the uncertain geographic context problem --- UGCoP --- car ownership --- car use --- built environment --- spatial autocorrelation --- multilevel Bayesian model --- geographical accessibility --- Healthcare services --- GIS --- E2SFCA --- CHAS --- Singapore --- environmental health --- food environment --- environmental context cube --- environmental context exposure index --- the uncertain geographic context problem (UGCoP) --- GPS --- GIS --- healthcare accessibility --- catchment areas --- access probability --- taxi GPS trajectories --- E2SFCA --- greenspace exposure --- health --- human mobility --- physical activity --- structural equation modeling --- Guangzhou --- healthcare accessibility --- population demand --- geographic impedance --- the elderly --- urban planning --- 3SFCA --- real-time traffic --- crowdedness --- well-being experience --- long-distance walking --- collective leisure activity --- walking event --- urban leisure --- missing data --- spatial data --- imputation --- geographic imputation --- activity space --- ecological momentary assessment --- EMA --- walking --- active travel --- ageing --- physical environment --- personal projects --- activity space --- Public Participatory GIS (PPGIS) --- spatial accessibility --- multimodal network --- primary healthcare --- China --- 2009 influenza A(H1N1) pandemic --- transport modes --- rail travel --- spatial spread --- quantile regression --- green space --- road traffic accidents --- cognitive aging --- activity space --- life-course perspectives --- environmental exposures

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