A Necessary Fantasy?

The Heroic Figure in Children's Popular Culture

Author: Dudley Jones,Tony Watkins

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780815318446

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 410

View: 812

This book addresses a variety of issues through the examination of heroic figures in children's popular literature, comics, film, and television.

Gender, Sport and Leisure

Author: Alan Tomlinson

Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag

ISBN: 9781841260624

Category: Social Science

Page: 258

View: 4226

Reporting data and case studies from Britain, Australia, Canada, the United States and Germany, this title examines continuities apparent in general sport and leisure cultures, and the impact of some of the most notable challenges to those continuities.

Sport and Women

Social Issues in International Perspective

Author: Gertrud Pfister,Ilse Hartmann-Tews

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134578245

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 4801

Although female athletes are successful in all types of sport, in many countries sport is still a male domain. This book examines and compares the sporting experiences of women from different countries around the world and offers the first systematic and cross-cultural analysis of the topic of women in sport. Sport and Women presents a wealth of new research data, including in-depth case-studies of 16 countries in North and South America, Asia, Eastern and Western Europe and Africa. In addition, the book offers comparative assessments of the extent to which women are represented in global sport and the opportunities that women have to participate in decision-making processes in sport. The book illuminates a wide range of key international issues in women's sport, such as cultural barriers to participation and the efficacy of political action. It is therefore essential reading for anybody with an interest in the sociology, culture and politics of sport.

Human-Computer Interaction: Interaction Modalities and Techniques

15th International Conference, HCI International 2013, Las Vegas, NV, USA, July 21-26, 2013, Proceedings

Author: Masaaki Kurosu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642393306

Category: Computers

Page: 768

View: 5603

The five-volume set LNCS 8004--8008 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2013, held in Las Vegas, NV, USA in July 2013. The total of 1666 papers and 303 posters presented at the HCII 2013 conferences was carefully reviewed and selected from 5210 submissions. These papers address the latest research and development efforts and highlight the human aspects of design and use of computing systems. The papers accepted for presentation thoroughly cover the entire field of human-computer interaction, addressing major advances in knowledge and effective use of computers in a variety of application areas. This volume contains papers in the thematic area of human-computer interaction, addressing the following major topics: speech, natural language and auditory interfaces; gesture and eye-gaze based Interaction; touch-based interaction; haptic interaction; graphical user interfaces and visualisation.

Wine Marketing

A Practical Guide

Author: Colin Michael Hall,Richard Mitchell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0750654201

Category: Cooking

Page: 344

View: 4075

This is a practical guide to the specific issues that affect the marketing of wine at an international level. The author covers theory and the results of research but the focus is on the nuts and bolts of marketing based on case studies.

Unmaking Waste in Production and Consumption

Towards The Circular Economy

Author: Robert Crocker,Christopher Saint,Guanyi Chen,Yindong Tong

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1787146200

Category: Nature

Page: 376

View: 2070

This book provides scholars working in the many disciplines that relate to the concept of the Circular Economy with a cross-disciplinary forum, looking at areas such as: Theory, Policy and Contexts; Improving Resource Efficiency and Reducing Waste; Changing Consumption and Behaviour by Design; and Transforming Technologies of Production.

An Innocent Bride

Author: Betty Neels

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1426836511

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 8227

Aunt Thirza had been everything to Katrina Gibbs, but her death left Katrina with little money and no marketable skills. Katrina did have two things, though—her aunt's small cottage in Dorset, and the friendship of Simon Glenville, the wonderful doctor who had cared for Aunt Thirza. Simon loved Katrina, and he thought Katrina loved him, too, but so much had happened to her he wasn't sure this innocent, gallant girl was aware of it. When the time was right, he would propose, they'd plan a wedding and he would cherish her all their days….

Social Dimensions of Information and Communication Technology Policy

Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Human Choice and Computers (HCC8), IFIP TC 9, Pretoria, South Africa, September 25-26, 2008

Author: Chrisanthi Avgerou,Matthew L. Smith,Peter van den Besselaar

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0387848223

Category: Computers

Page: 368

View: 7124

This book constitutes the proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Human Choice and Computers held in Pretoria, South Africa. The IFIP series publishes state-of-the-art results in the sciences and technologies of information and communication. The scope of the series includes: foundations of computer science; software theory and practice; education; computer applications in technology; communication systems; systems modeling and optimization; information systems; computers and society; computer systems technology; security and protection in information processing systems; artificial intelligence; and human-computer interaction. Proceedings and post-proceedings of refereed international conferences in computer science and interdisciplinary fields are featured. These results often precede journal publication and represent the most current research. The principal aim of the IFIP series is to encourage education and the dissemination and exchange of information about all aspects of computing.


Inventing and Delivering Its Future

Author: Thomas A. Kochan,Richard Schmalensee,Sloan School of Management

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262112826

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 309

View: 5312

The MIT Sloan School of Management perspective on future management challenges.

The Chinese Economy

Transitions and Growth

Author: Barry Naughton

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262640643

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 528

View: 1066

The most comprehensive English-language overview of the modern Chinese economy, covering China's economic development since 1949 and post-1978 reforms—from industrial change and agricultural organization to science and technology.

Sport and Leisure Cultures

Author: Alan Tomlinson

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816633838

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 273

View: 6186

A sweeping analysis of sport culture's global, national, and local impact.

The Unknown City

Contesting Architecture and Social Space

Author: Iain Borden,Joe Kerr,Alicia Pivaro,Jane Rendell

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262523356

Category: Architecture

Page: 533

View: 7174

A look beyond design process and buildings aimed at discovering new ways of looking at the urban experience.

Gender and Popular Culture

Author: Katie Milestone,Anneke Meyer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745658652

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

View: 424

This book examines the role of popular culture in the construction of gendered identities in contemporary society. It draws on a wide range of popular cultural forms - including popular music, newspapers and television - to illustrate how femininity and masculinity are produced, represented and consumed. The authors blend primary and secondary research to offer the reader a balanced yet novel overview of the area. Students are introduced to key theories and concepts in the fields of gender studies and popular culture, which are made accessible and interesting through their application to topical examples such as DJs, binge drinking and computer games. The book is structured into three clear, user-friendly sections: 1. Production, gender and popular culture: An investigation of who produces popular culture, why gendered patterns occur, and how they impact on content. 2. Representation, gender and popular culture: An examination of how men and women are represented in contemporary popular culture, and how notions of (in)appropriate femininity and masculinity are constructed. 3. Consumption, gender and popular culture: An exploration of who consumes what in popular culture, how gendered consumption relates to space, and what the effects of consuming representations of gender are. Gender and Popular Culture will be essential reading for students and scholars of media and cultural studies at all levels.

Consumer Behaviour in Action

Author: Peter Ling,Steven D'Alessandro,Hume Winzar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780195525601

Category: Consumer behavior

Page: 544

View: 1334

Consumer Behaviour in Action introduces marketing students to the fundamental concepts of consumer behaviour in a contemporary context. The text provides a distinctly balanced approach as it balances theory with practical applications and research methods for understanding consumers. Practicalexamples and case studies provide global, regional and local industry examples. Research and insights from fields such as psychology, sociology and complex systems are included. Extended cases studies covering topics such as Nike, Cricket Australia, Target, and McDonalds in overseas markets, drawtogether each part of the book to bring together the themes discussed and encourage students to encourage a deeper understanding of the material. The accompanying enriched oBook and supplementary digital resources provides superior ready-to-use support for both students and lecturers.

A Futurist's Guide to Emergency Management

Author: Adam S. Crowe

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482253925

Category: Political Science

Page: 346

View: 1477

A Futurist's Guide to Emergency Management provides interdisciplinary analysis on how particular sets of conditions may occur in the future by evaluating global trends, possible scenarios, emerging conditions, and various other elements of risk management. Firmly based in science, the book leverages historical data, current best practices, and scientific and statistical data to make future projections to help emergency management, homeland security, and public safety officials make appropriate planning, preparedness, and resource management decisions in the present to prepare for future conditions and risks. Focuses on trends in citizen behaviors, expectations, and choices related to technology, media, communication, and cross-cultural behavior Reflects the impacts of age, gender, and sexuality roles on emergency response expectations as well as the increasing politicization of disaster response and recovery activities Evaluates how perceptions of risk are changing—particularly in light of low probability, but high consequence events Considers emerging physical, social, environmental, and technological issues such as climate change, sustainability, globalization, and cyber threats Divided into three sections, the book first focuses on trends in citizen behaviors, expectations, and choices related to technology, media, communication and cross-cultural behavior. It then explores the impacts of age, gender, and sexuality roles on emergency response expectations as well as the increasing politicization of disaster response and recovery activities. Additionally, the second section evaluates how perceptions of risk are changing – particularly in light of low probability, but high consequence events. The book concludes with coverage of emerging physical, social, environmental, and technological issues such a climate change, sustainability, globalization, and cyber threats.

Sport, Leisure and Social Relations (RLE Sports Studies)

Author: John Horne,David Jary,Alan Tomlinson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317678710

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 258

View: 9807

When this book was first published the study of sport had been largely neglected by sociologists. The contributions to this volume bring the sports field, the leisure centre and everyday leisure activities to a more central position within the sociological enterprise. Whether amateur or professional, sport contributes to wider relations of power, privilege and domination and this debate represents an important phase in the sociology of sport and leisure.

Information Economy Report 2005

Author: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9211126797

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

View: 9086

This new annual publication analyses current trends in information and communication technologies (ICT), such as e-commerce and e-business, and national and international policy and strategy options for improving the development impact of these technologies in developing countries. The report replaces the UNCTAD's E-commerce and Development Report series, redefining its scope to reflect the expansion of information economy and its key role in trade and development.

Zambia, Mining, and Neoliberalism

Boom and Bust on the Globalized Copperbelt

Author: A. Fraser,M. Larmer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230115594

Category: Social Science

Page: 298

View: 9269

This book paints a vivid picture of Zambia's experience riding the copper price rollercoaster. It brings together the best of recent research on Zambia's mining industry from eminent scholars in history, geography, anthropology, politics, sociology and economics. The authors discuss how aid donors pressed Zambia to privatize its key industry and how multinational mining houses took advantage of tax-breaks and lax regulation. It considers the opportunities and dangers presented by Chinese investment, how both companies and the Zambian state responded to dramatic instabilities in global commodity markets since 2004, and how frustration with the courting of mining multinationals has led to the rise of populist opposition. This detailed study of a key industry in a poor Central African state tells us a great deal about the unstable nature and uneven impacts of the whole global economic system.