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Cultures of Anti-Racism in Latin America and the Caribbean

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ISBN: 9781908857729 Year: Pages: 232 Language: eng
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: 0344-6778 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.

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.

Urban and Periurban Forest Diversity and Ecosystem Service

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ISBN: 9783038424116 9783038424109 Year: Pages: XII, 272 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Biology --- Environmental Sciences
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Recent special issues in various journals have focused on “urban ecosystem services”. There is also an increasing amount of studies on “urban ecology”, “urban tree management”, “arboriculture”, “urban biodiversity”, and “ecosystem services” from wildland forests. This Special Issue aims to fill a void and focus on the socio-ecological diversity and the economic value of the ecosystem services from urban and peri-urban forests. Urban and peri-urban forests are tree dominated ecosystems in and near human settlements, while ecosystem services are the direct economic, social, and environmental benefits provided by their structural components and ecological functions.

Becoming Citizens in a Changing World: IEA International Civic and Citizenship Education Study 2016 International Report

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ISBN: 9783319739625 9783319739632 Year: Pages: 243 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-73963-2 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Grant: International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA)
Subject: Education
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This open access book presents the results from the second cycle of the IEA International Civic and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS 2016). Using data from 24 countries in Asia, Europe and Latin America, the study investigates the ways in which young people are prepared to undertake their roles as citizens in a range of countries in the second decade of the 21st century. It also responds to the enduring and emerging challenges of educating young people in a world where contexts of democracy and civic participation continue to change. New developments of this kind include the increase in the use of social media by young people as a tool for civic engagement, growing concerns about global threats and sustainable development, as well as the role of schools in fostering peaceful ways of interaction between young people. Besides enabling the evaluation of a wide range of aspects of civic and citizenship education, including those related to recent developments in a number of countries, the inclusion of test and questionnaire material from the first cycle of the study in 2009 allows the results from ICCS 2016 to be used to examine changes in civic knowledge, attitudes and engagement over seven years.

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