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Cultures of Anti-Racism in Latin America and the Caribbean

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ISBN: 9781908857729 Year: Pages: 232 Language: English
Publisher: University of London Press
Subject: History
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racism --- politics --- global --- post-racial --- attitudes

Fishing for Fairness

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Book Series: Asia-Pacific Environment Monograph ISBN: 9781921862663 Year: Pages: 227 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459237 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Aquaculture and Fisheries
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Fishing for Fairness develops an explicitly cultural perspective on environmental politics in the Philippines by analysing the responses of fishers to marine resource regulations. In the resource frontier of the Calamianes Islands, fishing, conservation and tourism provide the context where competing visions of how to engage with marine resources are played out. The book draws on data from ethnographic fieldwork with fishers, government and NGO officials, fish traders and tourism operators to show how the strategic responses of fishers to management initiatives are couched within particular cultural idioms. Tapping into broader notions of morality in the Philippines, fishers express a discourse that emphasises their poverty and the obligations of the wealthy to treat them with fairness. By deploying this discourse, fishers are able to reframe what are—on the surface—questions of environmental management into issues about poverty within particular social relationships. By using a cultural political ecology framework to analyse fishers’ responses to regulation, the book emphasises the distinctive ways in which marginalised people in the Philippines resist and reframe resource management initiatives. Fishing for Fairness will appeal to both academics and policy makers interested in marine resource management, political ecology, anthropology and development studies particularly throughout the Asia-Pacific.

Barriers to Play and Recreation for Children and Young People with Disabilities. Exploring Environmental Factors

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ISBN: 9783110526042 9783110526219 Year: Pages: 50 DOI: 10.1515/9783110526042 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Education --- Social Sciences
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This report reviews international research into the barriers to play for children with disabilities. The authors come from different disciplinary backgrounds, in Sociology, Social Policy, Anthropology, Occupational Health and Education and bring different concerns to this review. They are united, however, in their adoption of a rights-based perspective. The UNCRC and UNCRPD emphasise the right to play for children with disabilities. Play is vital for child development. The problem of 'play deprivation' for many children with disabilities is very real. Yet the right to, and value of 'play for the sake of play', for fun and recreation, must not be forgotten in relation to the lives of children with disabilities. The focus in this report is upon barriers to play that exist beyond the minds and bodies of individual children, within a 'disabling' environment. Barriers include those associated with the design of the built environment, social attitudes and professional practices. The report maps an agenda for further research in this area, emphasising the need for participatory methodologies that capture the views and voices of children with disabilities, their friends and families, on this important issue of play.

Familienleitbilder in Deutschland

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Book Series: Beitrage zur Bevölkerungswissenschaft ISBN: 9783847408093 9783847406631 Year: Pages: 288 DOI: 10.3224/84740663 Language: German
Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich
Subject: Sociology
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Which cultural concepts of family life exist in Germany? What is considered "normal", "desirable", and "deviant" and how do these ideas influence family formation and family life? These questions are the focus of the contributions collected in this volume, in which the diversity and contradictoriness of family models in Germany are identified. This book thus makes an important contribution to explaining the cultural understanding of demographic processes. Recommendations for future research and family policy are derived from the results of the study in order to better meet the needs of young people in Germany.

Schweizerdeutsch und Sprachbewusstsein. Zur Konsolidierung der Deutschschweizer Diglossie im 19. Jahrhundert

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Book Series: Reihe Germanistische Linguistik ISSN: 03446778 ISBN: 9783110610314 Year: Volume: 316 Pages: 448,00 DOI: 10.1515/9783110610314 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Linguistics
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Little is known about the conditions that led to German-Swiss diglossia. Based on public discourse about Swiss German, the study shows that with respect to the history of language awareness, today’s typical bilingualism in Swiss German and standard German became consolidated in the 19th century in close relation to societal processes. The study is a major contribution to the linguistic history of German-speaking Switzerland.

Spanisch in Berlin. Einstellungen zu einer globalen Sprache als lokale Fremdsprache

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ISBN: 9783110708479 Year: Pages: 224,00 DOI: 10.1515/9783110708479 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Linguistics
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Welche Motivationen stehen hinter dem Wunsch, Spanisch zu lernen? Welche Einstellungen verbinden Lernende mit der Sprache?Das Buch zeigt die Ergebnisse einer Reihe von Befragungsstudien mit Lernenden in Berlin an Hochschulen und Beschäftigten im Tourismus. Auf Grundlage des Konzepts 'Language Making' wird gezeigt, wie sie dazu beitragen, eine Vorstellung des Spanischen zu formen und die globale Sprache damit als lokale Fremdsprache zu verorten.

First Blood

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Book Series: Cultural Studies ISBN: 9781925377040 9781876924836 Year: DOI: 10.26530/oapen_628132 Language: English
Publisher: Monash University Publishing Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100434
Subject: History
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What woman forgets discovering her first period? First Blood examines the ways in which women from various countries – India, Sri Lanka, England, the Philippines, Greece, Italy, Uganda, Indonesia, Fiji, Chile, Ukraine, Korea, Singapore and Hong Kong – recall this moment of menarche and what it meant to them, their families, and their societies. What is the mystique of women’s first blood? Blood is blood – or is it? What is the history of menstruation, and does this history belong to women? Who created the meanings associated with menarche, and why? Are there marked cultural differences? Have meanings changed over time? First Blood answers these questions and investigates beliefs and traditions surrounding menarche, including the concepts of uncleanness, ceremony, secrecy, and lore still existing in many parts of the world. The influence of the sanitary hygiene industry is also explored, as is the role of the pharmaceutical industry in making menstruation optional.

Skate Life: Re-Imagining White Masculinity

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Book Series: Technologies of the Imagination ISBN: 9780472070800 9780472050802 9780472026609 Year: Language: English
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Subject: Ethnology
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Skate Life examines how young male skateboarders use skate culture media in the production of their identities. Emily Chivers Yochim offers a comprehensive ethnographic analysis of an Ann Arbor, Michigan, skateboarding community, situating it within a larger historical examination of skateboarding's portrayal in mainstream media and a critique of mainstream, niche, and locally produced media texts (such as, for example, Jackass, Viva La Bam, and Dogtown and Z-Boys). The book uses these elements to argue that adolescent boys can both critique dominant norms of masculinity and maintain the power that white heterosexual masculinity offers. Additionally, Yochim uses these analyses to introduce the notion of ""corresponding cultures,"" conceptualizing the ways in which media audiences both argue with and incorporate mediated images into their own ideas about identity. In a strong combination of anthropological and media studies approaches, Skate Life asks important questions of the literature on youth and provides new ways of assessing how young people create their identities.

Solidarity in Europe: Citizens' Responses in Times of Crisis

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Book Series: Palgrave Studies in European Political Sociology ISBN: 9783319733340 9783319733357 Year: Pages: 287 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-73335-7 Language: English
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Grant: University of Sheffield
Subject: Political Science --- Sociology
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This open access volume provides evidence-based knowledge on European solidarity and citizen responses in times of crisis. Does the crisis of European integration translate into a crisis of European solidarity, and if yes, what are the manifestations at the level of individual citizens? How strongly is solidarity rooted at the individual level, both in terms of attitudes and practices? And which driving factors and mechanisms contribute to the reproduction and/or corrosion of solidarity in times of crisis? Using findings from the EU Horizon 2020 funded research project “European paths to transnational solidarity at times of crisis: Conditions, forms, role-models and policy responses” (TransSOL), the books addresses these questions and provides cross-national comparisons of eight European countries – Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, Switzerland, and the UK. It will appeal to students, scholars and policymakers interested in the Eurocrisis, politics and sociology.

Invasive Alien Plants: Impacts on Development and Options for Management

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ISBN: 9781780646275; 9781786391346 Year: Pages: 232 DOI: 10.1079/9781780646275.0000 Language: English
Publisher: CABI
Subject: Ecology --- Agriculture (General) --- Plant Sciences
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Invasive alien plants pose a major threat to agriculture, the natural environment and livelihoods worldwide and create challenges for development. This is especially the case for those who live and work in rural areas. This book, for the first time, brings together a wide range of invasive plant specialists from the Asia-Pacific region who shares their experience in addressing the problem and delivering solutions. Mikania micrantha is used as case study in the book as it exemplifies many of the issues that need to be addressed. This neotropical vine is a major weed across the tropical humid zones of the region, where it smothers agroforestry, home gardens, natural forests and plantation production systems. The book emphasises the social and economic implications of plant invasion, and discusses direct impacts on livelihoods and biodiversity. It explains how various approaches to management including traditional ecological knowledge and classical biological control can be keys to the delivery of sustainable solutions, focusing on experiences in India, Nepal, Papua New Guinea and China. The use of policy frameworks in biological control and other management measures are also described.

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