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Connecting Canadians: Investigations in Community Informatics

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ISBN: 9781926836041 9781926836058 9781926836423 Year: Pages: 519 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
Subject: Sociology --- Computer Science
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Connecting Canadians represents the work of the Community Research Alliance for Community Innovation and Networking (CRACIN), the largest national and international research effort to examine the burgeoning field of community informatics, a cross-disciplinary approach to the mobilization of information and communications technologies (ICT) for community change. Funded for four years by the SSHRC's Initiative for the New Economy, CRACIN systematically studied a wide variety of Canadian community ICT initiatives, bringing perspectives from sociology, computer science, critical theory, women's studies, library and information sciences, and management studies to bear on networking technologies. A comprehensive thematic account of this in-depth research, Connecting Canadians will be an essential resource for NGOs, governments, the private sector, and multilateral agencies across the globe.

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informatics --- networking --- community

Mining and Communities in Northern Canada: History, Politics, and Memory

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Book Series: Canadian History and Environment ISSN: 19253702 ISBN: 9781552388051 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 456 Language: English
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
Subject: Ecology --- History --- Economics
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For indigenous communities throughout the globe, mining has been a historical forerunner of colonialism, introducing new, and often disruptive, settlement patterns and economic arrangements. Although indigenous communities may benefit from and adapt to the wage labour and training opportunities provided by new mining operations, they are also often left to navigate the complicated process of remediating the long-term ecological changes associated with industrial mining. In this regard, the mining often inscribes colonialism as a broad set of physical and ecological changes to indigenous lands. Mining and Communities in Northern Canada examines historical and contemporary social, economic, and environmental impacts of mining on Aboriginal communities in northern Canada. Combining oral history research with intensive archival study, this work juxtaposes the perspectives of government and industry with the perspectives of local communities. The oral history and ethnographic material provides an extremely significant record of local Aboriginal perspectives on histories of mining and development in their regions.With contributions by:Patricia BoulterJean-Sébastien BoutetEmilie CameronSarah GordonHeather GreenJane HammondJoella HoganArn KeelingTyler LevitanHereward LongleyScott MidgleyKevin O'ReillyAndrea ProcterJohn SandlosAlexandra Winton

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Mining --- Community --- History --- Geography

Between Imagined Communities and Communities of Practice - Participation, Territory and the Making of Heritage

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ISBN: 9783863952051 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Social Sciences
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Community and participation have become central concepts in the nomination processes surrounding heritage, intersecting time and again with questions of territory. In this volume, anthropologists and legal scholars from France, Germany, Italy and the USA take up questions arising from these intertwined concerns from diverse perspectives: How and by whom were these concepts interpreted and re-interpreted, and what effects did they bring forth in their implementation? What impact was wielded by these terms, and what kinds of discursive formations did they bring forth? How do actors from local to national levels interpret these new components of the heritage regime, and how do actors within heritage-granting national and international bodies work it into their cultural and political agency? What is the role of experts and expertise, and when is scholarly knowledge expertise and when is it partisan? How do bureaucratic institutions translate the imperative of participation into concrete practices? Case studies from within and without the UNESCO matrix combine with essays probing larger concerns generated by the valuation and valorization of culture.

No Straight Lines: Local Leadership and the Path from Government to Governance in Small Cities

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Book Series: Small Cities Sustainability Studies in Community and Cultural Engagement ISSN: 25615351 ISBN: 9781552389454 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 308 Language: English
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
Subject: Economics --- Political Science
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Small cities face intricate challenges. No Straight Lines provides the basis for a refined model of community-engaged leadership and research designed to realize equality of quality of life.With particular attention to the small city of Kamloops, BC, this book explores the impact of extended, short-term, and unique leadership collaborations and local responses to homelessness, sustainability and food security, aging populations, and the recovery of local history. It offers exciting insights into the role of the university in the small city, from generating local learning opportunities to the integration of undergraduates and faculty in achieving positive change.Based on active engagement, No Straight Lines reveals the obstacles present in addressing local needs, and the transformations that can be achieved through effective collaboration. It offers rich accounts and valuable insights into flexible practices that respond to the needs of community organizations while recognizing the challenges associated with resource constraints and limitations in capacity. This unique collection provides new insights into the barriers and benefits of leadership and learning in the small city.With Contributions By:Ginny Rastoy, Lisa Cooke, Robin Reid, Kendra Besanger, Dawn Farough, Tina Block, and Terry Kading

Chapter 10 Performing Scots- European heritage, ‘For A’ That!’ (Book chapter)

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ISBN: 9780367186760 9780429202964 Year: Pages: 16 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Linguistics --- Social Sciences
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This chapter focuses on the Scots- speaking community and, in particular,&#xD;on its use of the Scots language as a means to assert political diff erence in&#xD;the form of a ‘welcoming, inclusive civic nationalism’ (McFadyen 2018 ).

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Scots language --- community --- heritage

“The Truth about the Desert”

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ISBN: 9783946198321 9783946198352 9783946198338 9783946198345 Year: Pages: 210 DOI: 10.16994/bai Language: English
Publisher: Modern Academic Publishing
Subject: Ethnology --- Sociology --- Religion --- History --- Migration --- Linguistics --- Social Sciences
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"The Truth about the Desert explores the living conditions under which Tuareg refugees from northern Mali rebuild their lives in the Nigerien diaspora and how these conditions affect their self-understandings and cultural practices, established status hierarchies, and religious identity formation. The book counterbalances an earlier scholarly preoccupation with Tuareg nobility by zoning in on two inferior social status groups, the Bellah-Iklan and free-born vassals, which have been neglected in conventional accounts of Tuareg society. By offering a multi-layered analysis of social status and identity formation in the diaspora, it pleads for a more dynamic understanding of Tuareg socio-political hierarchies. Analyzing in detail how both status groups rely on moralizing labels and racial stereotyping to reformulate their own social and ethnic identity, the study highlights refugees’ aspirations and capacities to remake their imaginary and material worlds in the face of adverse and often deeply humiliating living conditions. The book provides vital insights for refugee studies and for scholarly debates on ethnicity, social identity formation, and memory politics. Souleymane Diallo earned his PhD in socio-cultural anthropology from the University of Cologne. His research interests include forceful migrations and memory politics; Islam, spiritual authority, and power in the Sahara; and the theory and practice of anthropological filmmaking."

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community --- exile --- tuareg --- memory --- refugees

Sprachen, Völker und Phantome. Sprach- und kulturwissenschaftliche Studien zur Ethnizität

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Book Series: Münchner Vorlesungen zu Antiken Welten ISSN: 2198-9664 ISBN: 9783110601268 Year: Volume: 3 Pages: 359 DOI: 10.1515/9783110601268 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
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Academics have long stopped speaking of “peoples” and “their” languages and cultures. Yet languages and cultures are still taken as evidence of quasi-ethnic community and “identity.” Nine papers by scholars in Egyptology, general linguists, archeology, German-Romance onomastics, Hittite studies, and Turkish studies reveal the incongruities between linguistic community, ethnicity, and culture.

Compassion in primary and community healthcare (Book chapter)

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ISBN: 9781498769679 9781315155487 Year: Pages: 8 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Grant: Wellcome Trust - 105605
Subject: Psychiatry
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Compassion is an attribute of a person’s affective understanding, which aims to enable, so far as possible, shared experiences of the world’s ills and some alleviation of those ills’ effects.&#xD;Such an attribute is thus of great value within healthcare institutions such as general practices&#xD;and other primary and community healthcare settings. It may characterise the people&#xD;who participate in those institutions; or, it may not so characterise them. The appearance&#xD;of compassion, under certain conditions and even in fragile and incomplete forms, is a kind&#xD;of human excellence, a way of being for the good in community.* Compassion is not, therefore,&#xD;a commodity, to be bought, sold and traded. Although time can be costed, there is no&#xD;line for compassion in any budget. Were compassion to be thought a commodity, one could&#xD;imagine trading it off against some more measurable factor (efficiency, cost-effectiveness, etc.).&#xD;However, our human capacity for compassion, though fragile, tends to resist such marginalisation&#xD;and reductionism.

Public Leadership: Perspectives and practices

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ISBN: 9781921536311 Year: Pages: 283 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459473 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Political Science
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‘Leadership’ is routinely admired, vilified, ridiculed, invoked, trivialised, explained and speculated about in the media and in everyday conversation. Despite all this talk, there is surprisingly little consensus about how to answer basic questions about the nature, place, role and impact of leadership in contemporary society. This book brings together academics from a broad array of social science disciplines who are interested in contemporary understandings of leadership in the public domain. Their work on political, administrative and civil society leadership represents a stock-take of what we need to know and offers original examples of what we do know about public leadership. Although this volume connects scholars living in, and mostly working on, public leadership in Australia and New Zealand, their contributions have a much broader scope and relevance.

Theatre and War: Notes from the Field

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ISBN: 9781783742608 9781783742585 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 210 DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0099 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: Performing Arts --- Ethnology
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Nandita Dinesh places Kipling’s "six honest serving-men" (who, what, when, where, why, how) in productive conversation with her own experiences in conflict zones across the world to offer a theoretical and practical reflection on making theatre in times of war. This timely and important book weaves together Dinesh’s personal narrative with the public story of modern conflict, illustrating as it does, the importance of theatre as a force for ethical deliberation and social justice. In it Dinesh asks how theatre might intervene in times and places of conflict and how we might reflect on such interventions. In pursuit of answers, Theatre and War adopts the methods of auto-ethnography, positioning the theatrical practitioner at the heart of conflict zones in northern Uganda, Guatemala, Northern Ireland, Mexico, Rwanda, Kenya, Nagaland, and Kashmir. No longer a detached observer, the researcher and practitioner has to be able to meld theory with practice; to speak to ‘doing’, without undervaluing the importance of ‘thinking about doing’.Each chapter approaches the need for a synthesis of theory and practice by way of a term of inquiry―Why, Where, Who, What, When―and each is equipped with a set of unflinchingly honest field notes that are designed to reveal some of the ‘hows’ from the author’s own repertoire: questions and issues that were encountered during her own theatrical undertakings, along with first hand reflection on the complexities, potential, and challenges that attended her global work in community theatre. Within these notes are strategies that give the reader a practical insight into how the discussion might find its footing on the ground of war.The range and scope of this book make it required reading for those interested in theatre―practitioners, researchers, and students alike—as well as those seeking to understand the applications of the arts for ethics, politics, and education.

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