News Literacy and Democracy invites readers to go beyond surface-level fact checking and to examine the structures, institutions, practices, and routines that comprise news media systems.
This introductory text underscores the importance of news literacy to democratic life and advances an argument that critical contexts regarding news media structures and institutions should be central to news literacy education. Under the larger umbrella of media literacy, a critical approach to news literacy seeks to examine the mediated construction of the social world and the processes and influences that allow some news messages to spread while others get left out. Drawing on research from a range of disciplines, including media studies, political economy, and social psychology, this book aims to inform and empower the citizens who rely on news media so they may more fully participate in democratic and civic life.
The book is an essential read for undergraduate students of journalism and news literacy and will be of interest to scholars teaching and studying media literacy, political economy, media sociology, and political psychology.
Water Scarcity in the American West: Unauthorized Water Use and the New Future of Water Accountability
Isaac M. Castellano
This book examines the role of unauthorized water use in the American West (Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming) and the coming demand for water accountability. Arguing that status quo responses to unauthorized water use (or water theft) and the protection of water rights are largely inadequate, this title examines the far-ranging impacts of this lackluster response on issues ranging from food production to urban livability, and concludes that there will be intense pressure at both the federal and state level to address these issues. Utilizing qualitative and quantitative models and collaborative management literature to identify ideal approaches, this project ultimately seeks to address this major crisis of states’ legitimacy and analyze potential solutions under the ever-expanding threat of climate change.
Originally published in 1993, Silencing Ivan Illich fell out of print when the original publisher went out of business in 1995. The author, David Gabbard, states that the book was pivotal in the evolution of his understanding of schools. Delving into Foucault’s work to forge a methodology, he wanted to understand the discursive (symbolic) forces and relations of power and knowledge responsible for the marginalization of Ivan Illich from educational discourse. In short, Illich was “silenced” for having committed the heretical act of denying the benevolence of state-enforced, compulsory schooling. In Silencing Ivan Illich Revisited, Gabbard revisits the text as a means of opening the question of what schools should be. Inspired by Slavoj Zizek’s call for a Positive Universal Project, the book provides an alternative vision of what our species ought to be doing in the name of collective learning.
Seth Ashley, Jessica Roberts, and Adam Maksl
Each title in the Contemporary Debates series examines the veracity of controversial claims or beliefs surrounding a major political/cultural issue in the United States. The purpose of the series is to give readers a clear and unbiased understanding of current issues by informing them about falsehoods, half-truths, and misconceptions—and confirming the factual validity of other assertions—that have gained traction in America's political and cultural discourse. Ultimately, this series gives readers the tools for a fuller understanding of controversial issues, policies, and laws that occupy center stage in American life and politics.
Seung Youn (Yonnie) Chyung
Written with a learning-by-doing approach in mind, 10-Step Evaluation for Training and Performance Improvement gives students actionable instruction for identifying, planning, and implementing a client-based program evaluation. The book introduces readers to multiple evaluation frameworks and uses problem-based learning to guide them through a 10-step evaluation process. As students read the chapters, they produce specific deliverables that culminate in a completed evaluation project.
Werner W. K. Hoeger, Sharon A. Hoeger, Cherie I. Hoeger, and Amber L. Fawson
Fitness and Wellness delivers the information, tools and guidelines to create--and stick with--a lifetime physical fitness and wellness program. Led by Werner W.K. Hoeger, the authors teach students how to take control of their lifestyles and make changes to promote overall health and wellness. Personalized information shows students how content relates to them and provide easy steps to begin the process of behavior change. Through hands-on activities and self-review exercises, students learn core concepts and immediately apply their knowledge. In addition, this integrated program incorporates online resources that further students' understanding through applied knowledge activities, online labs and behavior change progress tracking.
Which of these phrases best describes your speech presentations? Lisa Kleiman is a speaking consultant with a passion for communication. She has coached hundreds of individuals and facilitated classes, workshops, and seminars across the globe. In You Got This, she shares her secrets about stepping out in front of any group and successfully delivering your message with clarity, confidence, and authenticity.
Filled with worksheets and helpful tips, You Got This helps you prepare for every possibility—from big picture issues like determining your audience to the smallest details, such as the clothes you’ll wear. Lisa’s easy-to-use guide gives you the all tools you need to present a speech that delivers, including the following—
• Managing speech anxiety
• Planning, speech writing, and practicing
• Strategies to becoming a better presenter
• Knowing when and how to smoothly adapt your message during your speech
• Effectively planning, managing, and addressing audience questions
• Speaking authentically and using humor effectively
• And more!
Not just for formal speeches, You Got This also includes advice for employment interviews, wedding toasts, and other impromptu speeches that everybody encounters at some point in their lives. Say goodbye to the often incapacitating stress of public speaking. With these practical and strategic guidelines, you will triumph every time! Recent graduates just starting out in their careers and repeat veteran speakers who continually struggle with crafting impactful presentations will want this must-read on their bookshelves.
Mike Montoya and Donald E. Campbell
A comprehensive, easy to understand guide to legal issues associated with the construction industry. Written by a construction lawyer and general contractor in collaboration to produce relevant, comprehensive and real-world information.
The book contains straight forward material on the most common legal issues that arise on a construction project. The text covers common contractual provisions as well as statutes and common law that are relevant to designing and managing construction projects. Throughout there are engaging graphics, review questions and real-world cases as examples.
The book provides a logical structure for those teaching construction law including cases to provide students concrete examples of the concepts they are studying. The book begins with a chapter for each of the primary participants on a construction project (owner, design professional, contractor, subcontractor and surety/insurance company). It then moves to an analysis of legal principles and concepts that are commonly encountered. The book is ideal for classes seeking to meet accreditation requirements for a university construction management degree course.
Kenneth J. Peak and Andrew L. Giacomazzi
Using an active-learning approach and real-world examples, Justice Administration: Police, Courts, and Corrections Management examines all relevant facets of the criminal justice system and includes practical exercises in most chapters. The text flows logically, from basic justice administration, to police, courts, and corrections, and finally, ethical, financial, and technological influences. The 9th edition focuses on accountability — particularly of the police, in the aftermath of police shootings of unarmed minorities — and includes a new chapter on homeland security.
POGIL: An Introduction to Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning for Those Who Wish to Empower Learners
Shawn R. Simonson
Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) is a pedagogy that is based on research on how people learn and has been shown to lead to better student outcomes in many contexts and in a variety of academic disciplines. Beyond facilitating students’ mastery of a discipline, it promotes vital educational outcomes such as communication skills and critical thinking. Its active international community of practitioners provides accessible educational development and support for anyone developing related courses.
Having started as a process developed by a group of chemistry professors focused on helping their students better grasp the concepts of general chemistry, The POGIL Project has grown into a dynamic organization of committed instructors who help each other transform classrooms and improve student success, develop curricular materials to assist this process, conduct research expanding what is known about learning and teaching, and provide professional development and collegiality from elementary teachers to college professors. As a pedagogy it has been shown to be effective in a variety of content areas and at different educational levels. This is an introduction to the process and the community.
Every POGIL classroom is different and is a reflection of the uniqueness of the particular context – the institution, department, physical space, student body, and instructor – but follows a common structure in which students work cooperatively in self-managed small groups of three or four. The group work is focused on activities that are carefully designed and scaffolded to enable students to develop important concepts or to deepen and refine their understanding of those ideas or concepts for themselves, based entirely on data provided in class, not on prior reading of the textbook or other introduction to the topic. The learning environment is structured to support the development of process skills –– such as teamwork, effective communication, information processing, problem solving, and critical thinking. The instructor’s role is to facilitate the development of student concepts and process skills, not to simply deliver content to the students.
The first part of this book introduces the theoretical and philosophical foundations of POGIL pedagogy and summarizes the literature demonstrating its efficacy. The second part of the book focusses on implementing POGIL, covering the formation and effective management of student teams, offering guidance on the selection and writing of POGIL activities, as well as on facilitation, teaching large classes, and assessment. The book concludes with examples of implementation in STEM and non-STEM disciplines as well as guidance on how to get started. Appendices provide additional resources and information about The POGIL Project.
Edward McLean Test
More than five hundred years after the fact, present-day writers still use hyperbolic adjectives to describe the "discovery" of the Americas. Columbus's crossing of the Atlantic—and the age of exploration that ensued—dramatically and forever changed the early modern world. The societies, economies, cultures, arts, and burgeoning sciences of Europe were quickly transformed by the ongoing encounter with the New World.
The meeting of the New and the Old Worlds, however, was more than a meeting of disparate civilizations. It was also a confluence of exciting and often surprising associations that continually created new interfaces between materials and knowledge. The Western and Eastern Hemispheres, brought together by sailing ships for the first time on a large scale, helped create the global landscape we take for granted today. Central to this formative moment in global history were New World plants. The agriculture of indigenous peoples mythically and materially shaped English society and, subsequently, its literature in new and startling ways.
Sacred Seeds examines New World plants—tobacco, amaranth, guaiacum, and the prickly pear cactus—and their associated Native myths as they moved across the Atlantic and into English literature. Edward McLean Test reinstates the contributions of indigenous peoples to European society, charting an alternative cultural history that explores the associations and assemblages of transatlantic multiplicity rather than Eurocentric homogeny.
Michael Touchton and Amanda J. Ashley
American communities face serious challenges when military bases close. But affected municipalities and metro regions are not doomed. Taking a long-term, flexible, and incremental approach, Michael Touchton and Amanda J. Ashley make strong recommendations for collaborative models of governance that can improve defense conversion dramatically and ensure benefits, even for low-resource municipalities. Communities can't control their economic situation or geographic location, but, as Salvaging Community shows, communities can control how they govern conversion processes geared toward redevelopment and reinvention.
In Salvaging Community, Touchton and Ashley undertake a comprehensive evaluation of how such communities redevelop former bases following the Department of Defense's Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process. To do so, they developed the first national database on military redevelopment and combine quantitative national analyses with three, in-depth case studies in California. Salvaging Community thus fills the void in knowledge surrounding redevelopment of bases and the disparate outcomes that affect communities after BRAC.
The data presented in Salvaging Community points toward effective strategies for collaborative governance that address the present-day needs of municipal officials, economic development agencies, and non-profit organizations working in post-BRAC communities. Defense conversion is not just about jobs or economic rebound, Touchton and Ashley argue. Emphasizing inclusion and sustainability in redevelopment promotes rejuvenated communities and creates places where people want to live. As localities and regions deal with the legacy of the post-Cold War base closings and anticipate new closures in the future, Salvaging Community presents a timely and constructive approach to both economic and community development at the close of the military-industrial era.
Some of the brightest minds in criminology who were nurtured on the strictly environmentalist paradigm of the 20th century have declared that biosocial criminology is the paradigm for the 21st century. This book attempts to unite this ever-growing field with the premier neurobiological theory of personality, otherwise known as reinforcement sensitivity theory (RST). Anthony Walsh places the highly variable number of biosocial approaches under a single theoretical umbrella, whilst providing a unique integrative framework.
As the leading neurobiological theory of personality and behavior in psychology today, RST focuses around the age-old question of how naturally selfish social animals can achieve their wants and needs without alienating others in their social groups. RST posits that evolution has built into humans three interacting systems: the behavioral approach system; the behavioral inhibition system; and the flight/flight/freeze system. RST identifies the neurobiological and genetic functions underlying each system and has found a cascade of supporting evidence.
Throwing new light on many areas of concern to criminologists, such as psychopathy, violence, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and schizophrenia, this book will be of interest to scholars and upper-level students in the field. Additional features such as Focus Boxes and diagrams delve into measurement techniques and brain areas.
Cheryl P. Anderson and Debra L. Martin
This volume integrates data from researchers in bioarchaeology and forensic anthropology to explain when and why group-targeted violence occurs. Massacres have plagued both ancient and modern societies, and by analyzing skeletal remains from these events within their broader cultural and historical contexts this volume opens up important new understandings of the underlying social processes that continue to lead to these tragedies.
In case studies that include Crow Creek in South Dakota, Khmer Rouge-era Cambodia, the Peruvian Andes, the Tennessee River Valley, and northern Uganda, contributors demonstrate that massacres are a process―a nonrandom pattern of events that precede the acts of violence and continue long afterward. They also show that massacres have varying aims and are driven by culture-specific forces and logic, ranging from small events to cases of genocide. Many of these studies examine bones found in mass graves, while others focus on victims whose bodies have never been buried. Notably, they also expand widely held definitions of massacres to include structural violence, featuring the radical argument that the large-scale death of undocumented migrants in Arizona’s Sonoran Desert should be viewed as an extended massacre.
This is the first volume to focus exclusively on massacres as a unique form of violence. Its interdisciplinary approach illuminates similarities in human behavior across time and space, provides methods for identifying killings as massacres, and helps today’s societies learn from patterns of the past.
An engaging, direct writing style propels this inquiry-based guide to writing research papers
Featuring an engaging, direct writing style and inquiry-based approach, The Curious Researcher: A Guide to Writing Research Papers, 9th Edition stresses that curiosity is the best reason for investigating ideas and information. An appealing alternative to traditional research texts, The Curious Researcher stands apart for its motivational tone, its conversational style, and its conviction that research writing can be full of rewarding discoveries. Offering a wide variety of examples from student and professional writers, the text encourages students to find ways to bring fact-based writing to life. A unique chronological organization sets up achievable writing goals along with week-by-week guidance. Full explanations of the technical aspects of writing and how to document source-based papers help students develop sound research and analysis skills. The 9th Edition has been revised with new features and sections, a new thematic table of contents, and up-to-date coverage of MLA style.
Gautam Basu Thakur and Jonathan Michael Dickstein
This book initiates the discussion between psychoanalysis and recent humanist and social scientific interest in a fundamental contemporary topic – the nonhuman. The authors question where we situate the subject (as distinct from the human) in current critical investigations of a nonanthropoentric universe. In doing so they unravel a less-than-human theory of the subject; explore implications of Lacanian teachings in relation to the environment, freedom, and biopolitics; and investigate the subjective enjoyments of and anxieties over nonhumans in literature, film, and digital media. This innovative volume fills a valuable gap in the literature, extending investigations into an important and topical strand of the social sciences for both analytic and pedagogical purposes.
This book provides a comprehensive explanation of human well-being outcomes by analyzing the role of domestic and international political factors. The well-being outcomes under study are the building blocks of development, and play a crucial developmental role in the lives of citizens, states, and the global community. The project introduces cases from Brazil, Japan, China, and Iraq, and proposes to answer some of the pressing questions that scholars and policy-makers alike have pondered over for years. Why are there large disparities between countries in the quality of life people lead? What factors account for the general well-being of mankind? How do we improve human lives?
Michael Blain and Angeline Kearns-Blain
This book examines the role of collective violence in the achievement of solidarity, shedding light on the difficulty faced by sociology in theorizing violence and warfare as a result of the discipline’s tendency to idealize society in an attempt to legitimize the idea of progressive social change. Using the global War on Terror as a focal point, the authors develop this argument through the related issues of power, knowledge, and ethics, explaining the War on Terror in terms of the Anglo-American tradition of imperial power and domination. Exploring the victimage rituals through which society is brought together in the ritual domination and destruction of a constructed "villain," Progressive Violence: Theorizing the War on Terror also considers the price of the liberal moral values in terms of which the global war on terror is frequently justified, and the volume of "progressive violence" involved in advancing the cause of freedom. The authors use this case to theorize the general role of vicarious victimage ritual in the social genesis of political violence and sadism, and its calculated use by politicians to achieve their imperial aims. As such, it will appeal to scholars of sociology and social theory with interests in terrorism, violence, and geopolitics.
Best known for his masterpiece Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace re-invented fiction and non-fiction for a generation with his groundbreaking and original work. Wallace's desire to blend formal innovation with the communicative function of literature resulted in works that appeal as much to a reader's intellect as they do emotion. The essays in this Companion, written by top Wallace scholars, offer a historical and cultural context for grasping Wallace's significance, provide rigorous individual readings of each of his major works, and address the key themes and concerns of these works.
Gayle V. Davidson-Shivers, Karen L. Rasmussen, and Patrick R. Lowenthal
This second edition is a practical, easy-to-read resource on web-based learning. The book ably and clearly equips readers with strategies for designing effective online courses, creating communities of web-based learners, and implementing and evaluating based on an instructional design framework. Case example, case studies, and discussion questions extend readers skills, inspire discussion, and encourage readers to explore the trends and issues related to online instructional design and delivery.
Digital role-playing games such as Rift, Diablo III, and Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning help players develop skills in critical thinking, problem solving, digital literacy, and lifelong learning. The author examines both the benefits and the drawbacks of role-playing games and their application to real-world teaching techniques. Readers will learn how to incorporate games-based instruction into their own classes and workplace training, as well as approaches to redesigning curriculum and programs.
Brian Hodges and Jo Nardolillo
Cello Secrets explains over 100 of the most helpful insider tricks cellists use to master the instrument. With each technique carefully explained and illustrated, the book serves as an accessible textbook for all advanced cello players, from talented teenagers to college students, to conservatory pre-professionals. This book guides advanced students through technical maintenance and performance preparation, helping them beyond what can be covered in lessons. Co-written by Brian Hodges and Jo Nardolillo, these tips grow from extensive study of the art of high-level teaching with many of today's leading pedagogues, and have been developed into strategies, tricks, and techniques that are taught in masterclasses and seminars around the country. The book provides:
- Insightful Information
- Demystifying Cello Technique
- Practical tips and advice
- Experienced professionals talking from their own career
Cello Secrets organizes these ideas into a single book, and will have great value for private teachers and as a textbook in cello pedagogy courses. Professionals and skilled amateurs can use the text as a guidebook in improving their own skills.
Sara Hughes, Eric K. Chu, and Susan Mason
This book presents pioneering work on a range of innovative practices, experiments, and ideas that are becoming an integral part of urban climate change governance in the 21st century. Theoretically, the book builds on nearly two decades of scholarships identifying the emergence of new urban actors, spaces and political dynamics in response to climate change priorities. However, it further articulates and applies the concepts associated with urban climate change governance by bridging formerly disparate disciplines and approaches. Empirically, the chapters investigate new multi-level urban governance arrangements from around the world, and leverage the insights they provide for both theory and practice.
Cities - both as political and material entities - are increasingly playing a critical role in shaping the trajectory and impacts of climate change action. However, their policy, planning, and governance responses to climate change are fraught with tension and contradictions. While on one hand local actors play a central role in designing institutions, infrastructures, and behaviors that drive decarbonization and adaptation to changing climatic conditions, their options and incentives are inextricably enmeshed within broader political and economic processes.
Resolving these tensions and contradictions is likely to require innovative and multi-level approaches to governing climate change in the city: new interactions, new political actors, new ways of coordinating and mobilizing resources, and new frameworks and technical capacities for decision making. We focus explicitly on those innovations that produce new relationships between levels of government, between government and citizens, and among governments, the private sector, and transnational and civil society actors. A more comprehensive understanding is needed of the innovative approaches being used to navigate the complex networks and relationships that constitute contemporary multi-level urban climate change governance.
Matthew J. Kohn
Volume 66 of Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry is based on a two day short course entitled Paleoaltimetry: Geochemical and Thermodynamic Approaches held prior to the Geological Society of American annual meeting in Denver, Colorado (October 26-27, 2007). This meeting and volume were sponsored by the Geochemical Society, Mineralogical Society of America, and the United States Department of Energy.
Divided Loyalties?: Pushing the Boundaries of Gender and Lay Roles in the Catholic Church, 1534-1829
This book explores changing gender and religious roles for Catholic men and women in the British Isles from Henry VIII’s break with the Catholic Church in 1534 to full emancipation in 1829. Filled with richly detailed stories, such as the suppression of Mary Ward’s Institute of English Ladies, it explores how Catholics created and tested new understandings of women’s and men’s roles in family life, ritual, religious leadership, and vocation through engaging personal narratives, letters, trial records, and other rich primary sources. Using an intersectional approach, it crafts a compelling narrative of three centuries of religious and social experimentation, adaptation, and change as traditional religious and gender norms became flexible during a period of crisis. The conclusions shed new light on the Catholic Church’s long-term, ongoing process of balancing gendered and religious authority during this period while offering insights into the debates on those topics taking place worldwide today.
Suzanne McCorkle and Melanie J. Reese
Personal Conflict Management, 2nd edition details the common causes of conflict, showcases the theories that explain why conflict happens, presents strategies for managing conflict, and invites consideration of the risks of leaving conflict unsettled. This book also explores how gender, race, culture, generation, power, emotional intelligence, and trust affect how individuals perceive conflict and choose conflict tactics. Detailed attention is given to the role of listening and both competitive and cooperative negotiation tactics. Separate chapters explain how to deal with bullies and conflict via social media.
The volume caps off its investigation of interpersonal conflict with chapters that: provide tools to analyze one’s conflicts and better choose strategic responses; examine the role of anger and apology during conflict; explore mediation technique; and evaluate how conflict occurs in different situations such as family, intimacy, work, and social media.
Carl F. Siebert and Darcy Clay Siebert
In social sciences, education, and public health research, researchers often conduct small pilot studies, leaving them with a smaller sample than they expected and thus less power for their statistical analyses. Similarly, researchers may find that their data are not normally distributed—especially in clinical samples—or that the data may not meet other assumptions required for parametric analyses. In these situations, nonparametric analytic strategies can be especially useful, though they are likely unfamiliar. A clearly written reference book, Data Analysis with Small Samples and Non-Normal Data offers step-by-step instructions for each analytic technique in these situations. Researchers can easily find what they need, matching their situation to the case-based scenarios that illustrate the many uses of nonparametric strategies. Unlike most statistics books, this text is written in straightforward language (thereby making it accessible for nonstatisticians) while providing useful information for those already familiar with nonparametric tests. Screenshots of the software and output allow readers to follow along with each step of an analysis. Assumptions for each of the tests, typical situations in which to use each test, and descriptions of how to explain the findings in both statistical and everyday language are also included for each nonparametric strategy. Additionally, a useful companion website provides SPSS syntax for each test, along with the data set used for the scenarios in the book. Researchers can use the data set, following the steps in the book, to practice each technique before using it with their own data. Ultimately, the many helpful features of this book make it an ideal long-term reference for researchers to keep in their personal libraries.
Mary K. Stohr and Anthony Walsh
Corrections: From Research, to Policy, to Practice offers students a 21st-century look into the treatment and rehabilitative themes that drive modern-day corrections. Written by two academic scholars and former practitioners, Mary K. Stohr and Anthony Walsh, this book provides students with a comprehensive and practical understanding of corrections, as well as coverage of often-overlooked topics like ethics, comparative corrections, offender classification and assessment, treatment modalities, and specialty courts. This text expertly weaves together research, policy, and practice, enabling students to come away with a foundational understanding of effective punishment and treatment strategies for offenders in correctional institutions.
- Comprehensive coverage of traditional and cutting-edge concepts, practices, and procedures in 21 brief chapters gives instructors the flexibility to choose which chapters to cover.
- Unique chapters on rarely presented topics such as ethics, specialty courts, and comparative corrections familiarize students with relevant topics and issues facing today's correctional system.
- Chapter-opening vignettes provide a ground-level view of corrections from perspective of correctional practitioners, inmates, and others to show how research, policy, and practice play out in the real world.
- Chapter-opening self-quizzes help students assess their knowledge before reading the chapters, enhancing their study and learning.
- Policy and Research boxes illustrate key points related to policy issues and discuss how research has informed modern practices to improve future policies and procedures.
- Ethical Issues boxes prepare students for common ethical dilemmas relating to corrections and encourage them to think critically about the need for ethical behavior.
- Perspective From a Practitioner boxes give students a real-world perspective on what it's like to work in a wide array of careers related to corrections.
Emily Wakild and Michelle K. Barry
A Primer for Teaching Environmental History is a guide for college and high school teachers who are teaching environmental history for the first time, for experienced teachers who want to reinvigorate their courses, for those who are training future teachers to prepare their own syllabi, and for teachers who want to incorporate environmental history into their world history courses. Emily Wakild and Michelle K. Berry offer design principles for creating syllabi that will help students navigate a wide range of topics, from food, environmental justice, and natural resources to animal-human relations, senses of place, and climate change. In their discussions of learning objectives, assessment, project-based learning, using technology, and syllabus design, Wakild and Berry draw readers into the process of strategically designing courses on environmental history that will challenge students to think critically about one of the most urgent topics of study in the twenty-first century.
In the face of increasing attacks on Christianity by militant new atheists, Christians should be able to robustly defend their beliefs in the language spoken by Christianity's detractors—science. Atheists claim that science and religion are incompatible and in constant conflict, but this book argues that this is assuredly not true. In order to rebut the polemic agenda of the new atheists who want God banned from the public square, this book engages with the physical and natural sciences, social science, philosophy, and history. It shows that evidence from these diverse disciplines constitutes clear signposts to God and the benefits of Christianity for societies, families, and individuals.
Answering the New Atheists begins by examining what new atheism is, before demolishing its claim that Christianity is harmful by showing the many benefits it has for freedom and democracy, morality, longevity, and physical and mental health. Many historians of science contend that science was given its impetus by the Christian principle that a rational God wants us to discover his fingerprints on nature. Thus, in subsequent chapters, Walsh presents a well-informed and philosophical-based analysis of the Big Bang and cosmic fine-tuning, the unimaginable improbability of factors that make this planet habitable, and the multiverse often called the "last refuge of the desperate atheist." Interdisciplinary in its approach, this book adeptly explores the very problematic issues of the origin and evolution of life that have forced many top-rate scientists including Nobel Prize winners, who have thought deeply about the philosophical meaning of their work, to accept God as the Creator of everything.
Anthony Walsh and Cody Jorgensen
Criminology: The Essentials, Third Edition, introduces students to major theoretical perspectives and topics in a concise, easy-to-read format. This straightforward overview of the main subject areas in criminology thoroughly covers the most up-to-date advances in theory and research. In the new full-color Third Edition, special features have been added to help readers think critically about concepts in criminology.
New to this Edition
- New "Research Snippets" and "Critical Thinking" exercises encourage students to take a deeper look at the concepts presented adn develop a meaningful understanding of the issues.
- New co-author Cody Jorgensen brings expertise in forensic science, biosocial criminology, and policing.
- New sections about recent research, topics, and events such as green criminology, convict criminology, and ISIL familiarize students with the latest advances in criminology.
- "Theory in Action" boxes have been updated to reflect current and interesting real-life cases to help students make connections between theory and modern practice (such as deterrence theory and the death penalty).
- Statistical information gathered from official sources (e.g., UCR, NCVS, NIBRS) has been updated to demonstrate the most recent trends in criminology.
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"I am learning to allow for visions," the primary speaker of The Trailhead announces, setting out through a landscape populated by swan-killers, war torturers, and kings. Much of the book takes place in the contemporary American West, and these poems reckon with the violence inherent in that place. A "conversion narrative" of sorts, this book examines the self as a "burned-over district," individual and cultural pain as a crucible in which the book's sibyls and spinsters are remade, transfigured. "Sacralization is when things become holy, also when vertebrae fuse," the book tells us, pulling at the tensions between secular and sacred embodiment, exposing the essential difficulty of being a speaking woman. The collection arrives at a taut, gendered calling—a firm faith in the power and worth of the female voice—and a broader faith in poetry not as a vehicle of atonement or expiation, but as bulwark against our frailties and failings.
Andrew Wesolek, Jonathan Lashley, and Anne Langley
We intend this book to act as a guide writ large for would-be champions of OER, that anyone—called to action by the example set by our chapter authors—might serve as guides themselves. The following chapters tap into the deep experience of practitioners who represent a meaningful cross section of higher education institutions in North America. It is our hope that the examples and discussions presented by our authors will facilitate connections among practitioners, foster the development of best practices for OER adoption and creation, and more importantly, lay a foundation for novel, educational excellence.
This volume continues the Ashbrook Center’s collection of primary documents covering major periods, themes, and institutions in American history and government. It is the third of a planned trilogy on the conflict over slavery. Causes of the Civil War and The Civil War will follow. This volume begins with a letter Lincoln penned in the midst of the Civil War, as Union forces retook territory and the U.S. Government had to decide how to deal with freedmen and former slaveholders in the subdued rebel territory. It concludes with Frederick Douglass’ reflections in 1883 on a nation still divided racially—still, as he saw it, half slave and half free. The intervening documents tell the story of the effort to reunite the country while guaranteeing the rights of the freedmen, as well as of the opposition in the South and North that doomed that effort.
Pei-Lin Yu, Chen Shen, and George S. Smith
In the contemporary world, unprecedented global events are challenging our ability to protect and enhance cultural heritage for future generations. Relevance and Application of Heritage in Contemporary Society examines innovative and flexible approaches to cultural heritage protection.
Bringing together cultural heritage scholars and activists from across the world, the volume showcases a spectrum of exciting new approaches to heritage protection, community involvement, and strategic utilization of expertise. The contributions deal with a range of highly topical issues, including armed conflict and non-state actors, as well as broad questions of public heritage, museum roles in society, heritage tourism, disputed ownership, and indigenous and local approaches. In so doing, the volume builds upon, and introduces readers to, a new cultural heritage declaration codified during a 2016 workshop at the Royal Ontario Museum, Canada.
Offering a clarion call for an enduring spirit of innovation, collaboration, education, and outreach, Relevance and Application of Heritage in Contemporary Society will be important reading for scholars, students, cultural heritage managers, and local community stakeholders.
The volume includes articles written by more than 20 scholars revising the social practices of resistance to Francoism, and it analyzes the intellectual contributions of various men and women whose work had been previously overlooked by the canonical scholarly publications on the subject of Spanish exile. The book includes an article by Ariznabarreta titled “Polifonias heterodoxas y Silencios” (cf: Heteterodox Polyphonies and Silences).
Leslie Atkins Elliott, Kim Jaxon, and Irene Salter
Offering expertise in the teaching of writing (Kim Jaxon) and the teaching of science (Leslie Atkins Elliott) and Irene Salter), this book will help instructors create classrooms in which students use writing to learn and think scientifically. The authors provide concrete approaches for engaging students in practices that mirror the work that writing plays in the development and dissemination of scientific ideas, as opposed to replicating the polished academic writing of research scientists. Addressing a range of genres that can help students deepen their scientific reasoning and inquiry, this text includes activities, guidelines, resources, and assessment suggestions. Composing Science is a valuable resource for university-level science faculty, science methods course instructors in teacher preparation programs, and secondary science teachers who have been asked to address the Common Core ELA Standards.
Jill M. Chonody and Barbra Teater
Social Work Practice With Older Adults by Jill Chonody and Barbra Teater presents a contemporary framework based on the World Health Organization’s active aging policy that allows forward-thinking students to focus on client strengths and resources when working with the elderly. The Actively Aging framework takes into account health, social, behavioral, economic, and personal factors as they relate to aging, but also explores environmental issues, which supports the new educational standards put forth by the Council on Social Work Education. Covering micro, mezzo, and macro practice domains, the text examines all aspects of working with aging populations, from assessment through termination.
This highly anticipated, fully revised second edition revisits and augments the award-winning Creating & Sustaining Civility in Nursing Education. In this comprehensive new guide, author Cynthia Clark explores the problem of incivility within nursing academe and provides practical solutions that range from ready-to-use teaching tools to principles for broad-based institutional change. She further explores the costs and consequences of incivility, its link to stress, ways to identify the problem, and how to craft a vision for change—including bridging the gap between nursing education and practice.
Rather than dwell on the negative, this book focuses on solutions, including role-modeling and mentoring, stress management, and positive learning environments. Nurse educators at all levels will appreciate the variety of evidence-based strategies that faculty—and students—can implement to promote and maintain civility and respect in the education setting, including online learning
Committee on Improving Understanding of Volcanic Eruptions, Committee on Seismology and Geodynamics, Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies, and Jeffrey B. Johnson
Volcanic eruptions are common, with more than 50 volcanic eruptions in the United States alone in the past 31 years. These eruptions can have devastating economic and social consequences, even at great distances from the volcano. Fortunately many eruptions are preceded by unrest that can be detected using ground, airborne, and spaceborne instruments. Data from these instruments, combined with basic understanding of how volcanoes work, form the basis for forecasting eruptions—where, when, how big, how long, and the consequences.
Accurate forecasts of the likelihood and magnitude of an eruption in a specified timeframe are rooted in a scientific understanding of the processes that govern the storage, ascent, and eruption of magma. Yet our understanding of volcanic systems is incomplete and biased by the limited number of volcanoes and eruption styles observed with advanced instrumentation. Volcanic Eruptions and Their Repose, Unrest, Precursors, and Timing identifies key science questions, research and observation priorities, and approaches for building a volcano science community capable of tackling them. This report presents goals for making major advances in volcano science.
Miguel Delibes and Teresa Boucher
Miguel Delibes (1920-2010) was born and died in Valladolid, Spain. He was a novelist, journalist, newspaper editor, professor, and father of seven. He won virtually every literary prize awarded in Spain from the Nadal Prize for his first novel in 1948 to the Cervantes Prize in 1993 to the National Prize for Narrative for his last novel in 1999. in 1973 he was elected to the Royal Spanish Academy. He delivered his inaugural address in 1975, his wife having died in the interim.
Delibes is the author of twenty novels and numerous collections of short stories and essays. Nine of his novels have been adapted to film, one to theatre, and one to television. To date, eleven of his works have been translated into English. Love Letter from a Voluptuous Sexagenarian is the first English translation of Cartas de amor de un sexagenario voluptuoso, originally published in 1983. This novel has already been translated into Bosnian, Hebrew, Japanese and Russian—but only now into English.
In Love Letters from a Voluptuous Sexagenarian, our antihero, Eugenio Sanz Vecilla, a sixty-five-year-old retired Castilian newspaperman, reads a personal ad in Sentimental Correspondence while in the waiting room of a doctor's office. Thus begins a six-month exchange of letters with Rocío, a fifty-six-year-old widow from Seville whose son, Federico, is writing a graduate thesis on censorship of the press in the 1940s under Francisco Franco's dictatorship. This novel, an epistolary mono-dialogue, weaves a comic love story with an unwitting exposé of the state of journalism under an authoritarian regime.
Why are the fundamentals of education apparently so little changed in our era of digital technology? Is their obstinate persistence evidence of resilience or obsolescence? Such questions can best be answered not by imagining an uncertain high-tech future, but by examining a well-documented past―a history of instruction and media that extends from Gilgamesh to Google. Norm Friesen looks to the combination and reconfiguration of oral, textual, and more recent media forms to understand the longevity of so many educational arrangements and practices.
Friesen examines the interrelationship of reading, writing, and pedagogy in the case of the lecture and the textbook―from their premodern to their postmodern incarnations. Over hundreds of years, these two forms have integrated textual, oral, and (more recently) digital media and connected them with changing pedagogical and cultural priorities. The Textbook and the Lecture opens new possibilities for understanding not only mediated pedagogical practices and their reform but also gradual changes in our conceptions of the knowing subject and of knowledge itself.
Drawing on wide-ranging scholarship in fields as diverse as media ecology and German-language media studies, Foucauldian historiography, and even archaeological research, The Textbook and the Lecture is a fascinating investigation of educational media.
Construction of identity has constituted a vigorous source of debate in the Caribbean from the early days of colonization to the present, and under the varying guises of independence, departmentalization, dictatorship, overseas collectivity and occupation. Given the strictures and structures of colonialism long imposed upon the colonized subject, the (re)makings of identity have proven anything but evident when it comes to determining authentic expressions and perceptions of the postcolonial self. By way of close readings of both constructions in literature and the construction of literature, Architextual Authenticity: Constructing Literature and Literary Identity in the French Caribbean proposes an original, informative frame of reference for understanding the long and ever-evolving struggle for social, cultural, historical and political autonomy in the region. Taking as its point of focus diverse canonical and lesser-known texts from Guadeloupe, Martinique and Haiti published between 1958 and 2013, this book examines the trope of the house (architecture) and the meta-textual construction of texts (architexture) as a means of conceptualizing and articulating how authentic means of expression are and have been created in French-Caribbean literature over the greater part of the past half-century—whether it be in the context of the years leading up to or following the departmentalization of France’s overseas colonies in the 1940’s, the wrath of Hurricane Hugo in 1989, or the devastating Haiti earthquake of 2010.
Werner W. K. Hoeger and Sharon A. Hoeger
Lifetime Physical Fitness and Wellness, 14th Edition, provides students with current information, tools, and guidelines to implement and adhere to a lifetime physical fitness and wellness program. Throughout the text, Werner W.K. Hoeger and Sharon A. Hoeger encourage students to take a critical look at their current behaviors in order to help them identify and abandon negative habits and adopt and maintain healthy behaviors. The authors' emphasis throughout the book is on teaching students how to take control of their personal lifestyles and make changes to promote overall health and wellness. In order to achieve this goal, the authors personalize the information to show students how content relates to their individual lives and provide easy steps to help students begin the process of behavior change. The unique design of this text integrates activities throughout each chapter, which allows students to learn core concepts and immediately apply their knowledge through self-review and application activities. In addition, Lifetime Physical Fitness and Wellness is part of an integrated textbook program that extends beyond the text to online resources that further students' understanding through research activities, online labs, and tracking their behavior change progress.
Charles E. Lauterbach
The intriguing history of theatrical entertainments in Idaho is well explored in Dr. Lauterbach's three previous books, and the book you now hold in your hands covers the glorious era from 1900-1920, when theatre enjoyed its golden age all across the country and most especially in the delightful western town, Boise, Idaho.
What makes this book significant is not just its thoroughness and engaging wit, it's the way it reveals that even in the middle of the Great Sagebrush Desert a determined band of impresarios and a dedicated population seeking entertainment and enlightenment created a dynamic theatre scene remarkable in its intensity and longevity.
Ponç Pons and Clyde Moneyhun
Medical Imagery and Fragmentation: Modernism, Scientific Discourse, and the Mexican/Indigenous Body, 1870-1940s
Dora Alicia Ramírez
Medical Imagery and Fragmentation: Modernism, Scientific Discourse, and the Mexican/Indigenous Body, 1870-1940s marks a time period when Mexican authors writing in English saw themselves as transnational authors whose role was to teach the English-speaking public about Mexico. This book takes a look at four inspiring women whose ideas represent the way medicine and science permeated the personal lives of Mexican and Indigenous peoples whose lifestyles did not happen to meet the requirements of an industrialized or modern citizenry. These women include historical figures such as the folkloric healer Teresa Urrea and authors Maria Amparo Ruiz de Burton, Maria Cristina Mena, and Josefina Niggli. These women writers focused on the modernist construction of the body and brought in aspects of how the soul (through racial, gendered, national, political, and socioeconomic lenses) was reconstructed as a way to manage the health and space of the Mexican/Indigenous populations in order to move into an era of industrialism and positivism. By focusing on how industrialism led to the negation of racialized bodies, knowledges, and spaces, this book takes a deeper look at the concept of the "individual" as a medical, economic, political, and theoretical term, focusing on the way medical knowledge, the doctor, surgery, experimentation, healing, and specifically, the soul is treated in Latina modernist literature. This book adds to the modernist discussions of literary figures such as Bernard Shaw, T.S. Eliot, D.H. Lawrence, William Carlos Williams, Frida Kahlo, Ezra Pound, and Gertrude Stein. Urrea, Ruiz de Burton, Mena, and Niggli continue the critique of a burgeoning medical system and rhetoric, and they add the Mexican/Indigenous viewpoint and transnational perspective that is important to any dialogue.
Todd Shallat (editor), Kathleen Rubinow Hodges (editor), Errol D. Jones (editor), and Laura Winslow (editor)
Nearly 1 out of every 100 people worldwide is a person displaced and seeking asylum, imperiled by persecution and war. Half the World takes measure of that staggering crisis in stories from a city transformed.
Wilko Graf von Hardenberg, Matthew Kelly, Claudia Leal, and Emily Wakild
This volume brings together case studies from around the globe (including China, Latin America, the Philippines, Namibia, India and Europe) to explore the history of nature conservation in the twentieth century. It seeks to highlight the state, a central actor in these efforts, which is often taken for granted, and establishes a novel concept – the nature state – as a means for exploring the historical formation of that portion of the state dedicated to managing and protecting nature.
Following the Industrial Revolution and post-war exponential increase in human population and consumption, conservation in myriad forms has been one particularly visible way in which the government and its agencies have tried to control, manage or produce nature for reasons other than raw exploitation. Using an interdisciplinary approach and including case studies from across the globe, this edited collection brings together geographers, sociologists, anthropologists and historians in order to examine the degree to which sociopolitical regimes facilitate and shape the emergence and development of nature states.
This innovative work marks an early intervention in the tentative turn towards the state in environmental history and will be of great interest to students and practitioners of environmental history, social anthropology and conservation studies.
This book is an expedition into a number of controversial issues in the social sciences with the intention of challenging the conventional wisdom on those issues. While most social science research is interesting and important, a fair amount of social science research is thinly disguised advocacy research in which conclusions too often precede inquiries. The primary issues are those that the journal Nature described as taboo. In order of the degree of censure, the topics are race, sex differences, intelligence, and violence. The only way to examine these topics with the social science seal of approval attached is through a strictly environmental lens. To bring biological factors to bear on them is politically incorrect and can bring the wrath of the academy down on one's head. Although many researchers successfully bring biology into their research on these issues, they are said to risk career and reputation for doing so. Speech codes stifling free intellectual exchange pervade the ivory tower, and an overwhelmingly liberal faculty hell-bent on eliminating any vestiges of opposition to their ideology. This is unconscionable in an institution that is supposed to value free exchange of all ideas and opinions.
The current state of academic social science is examined before entering the substantive realm to try to explore how the topics I explore have become protected from any claims of "naturalness." Because the left rejects the idea of human nature, it insists that these things are products of social learning and/or social construction and are entirely fluid. To maintain this position in light of the huge and exponential successes of the natural sciences, the left embraces such philosophies as postmodernism, radical relativism, multiculturalism, and political correctness, all of which are examined in this book. Also discussed are human nature, whiteness studies, political temperaments, various criminal justice issues, and capitalism versus socialism.
Michael A. Allen and Justin S. Vaughn
Poli Sci Fi: An Introduction to Political Science through Science Fiction allows readers, students, and instructors to explore the multiple worlds of science fiction while gaining a firm grasp of core political science concepts. This carefully composed text is comprised of sixteen brief chapters, each of which takes a prominent science fiction film or television episode and uses it to explore fundamental components of political science. The book is designed to serve as a supplemental text for undergraduate political science courses, especially Introduction to Political Science. The structure and content of the volume is shaped around the organization and coverage of several leading texts in this area, and includes major parts devoted to theory and epistemology, political behavior, institutions, identity, states and inter-states relations. Its emphasis on science fiction — and particularly on popular movies and television programs — speaks to the popularity of the genre as well as the growing understanding that popular culture can be an extraordinarily successful vehicle for communicating difficult yet foundational concepts, especially to introductory level college students.
Gautam Basu Thakur
Braiding together a discussion of reviving postcolonial studies with a critical interrogation of James Cameron's 2009 film Avatar, this book offers a concise introduction to postcolonial theory, focusing in particular on issues of representation, discourse, subalternity, and subject production, and it intervenes in the longstanding debate over reading Cameron's film as either an anti-colonial allegory or a racist narrative.
Jonathon A. Cooper, Peter A. Collins, and Anthony Walsh
Understanding and Using Statistics for Criminology and Criminal Justice shows students how to critically examine the use and interpretation of statistics, covering not only the basics but also the essential probabilistic statistics that students will need in their future careers. Taking a conceptual approach, this unique text introduces students to the mindset of statistical thinking. It presents formulas in a step-by-step manner, explains statistical techniques using detailed, real-world examples, and encourages students to become insightful consumers of research.
- Assumes minimal knowledge of math and is accessible to students at all levels
- Incorporates examples from real journals, showing how statistics are used in practice
- Explains the purpose of hypothesis testing more clearly than any other text, clarifying the concept of probability and its relationship to statistics
- Call-out boxes provide more in-depth explanations of concepts
Media Transatlantic: Developments in Media and Communication Studies Between North American and German-Speaking Europe
This book reflects recent scholarly and theoretical developments in media studies, or Medienwissenschaft. It focuses on linkages between North America and German-speaking Europe, and brings together and contextualizes contributions from a range of leading scholars. In addition to introducing English-language readers to some of the most prominent contemporary German media theorists and philosophers, including Claus Pias, Sybille Krämer and Rainer Leschke, the book shows how foundational North American contributions are themselves inspired and informed by continental sources. This book takes Harold Innis or Marshall McLuhan (and other members of the "Toronto School") as central points of reference, and traces prospective and retrospective lines of influence in a cultural geography that is increasingly global in its scope. In so doing, the book also represents a new episode in the international reception and reinterpretation of the work of Innis and McLuhan, the two founders of the theory and study of media.
Virginia Leigh Hatch and Anthony Walsh
Capital Punishment: Theory and Practice of the Ultimate Penalty is a fair, balanced, and accessible introduction to the greatest moral issue facing the American criminal justice system today. Opening with a unique chapter that outlines the philosophical and theoretical explanations for punishment and its relevance to the death-penalty debate, the authors then explore the wide array of topics in the field.
James Patrick Kelly
Discover Idaho in a New Way
With powdery winter slopes, cedar-lined lakes, and rust-colored high deserts, Idaho is a multifaceted gem.
This book tells you what you need to know to plan the perfect trip for you:
- Idaho's best road trips
- A guide to the state's world-class skiing and snowboarding
- Where to find adventure in the Rockies, including backpacking and white-water rafting
- Suggestions for a wine-tasting tour of the Snake River Valley
- The best places to get away from it all
Margaret McCutcheon Lauterbach and Charles E. Lauterbach
In his day, theater actor and manager Jack Langrishe (1825-1895) was about as well known in the West as General Grant was in the East. Langrishe provided entertainment to prospectors, miners and their families in Colorado, Montana, South Dakota and Idaho. He followed the expanding frontier from the old Northwest Territory to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and enjoyed his share of luck—he was out of town during the 1871 Chicago Fire, and was traveling through Indian territory at the same time Custer's command was being wiped out a day's ride away.
Best known as a gifted comic actor and producer of fine dramas, Langrishe also edited newspapers, was an Idaho state senator and served as a justice of the peace. Here for the first time is the complete story of the father of theater in the West.
Gender and cultural studies readings of Tennessee Williams's work have provided diverse perspectives on his complex representations of sexuality, whether of himself as an openly gay man or of his characters, many of whom narrate or dramatize sexual attitudes and behavior that cross heteronormative boundaries of the mid-century period. Several of these studies have positioned Williams and his work amid the public tensions in American life for four decades, from 1940 to 1980, as notions of equality and freedom of choice challenged prejudice and repression in law and in society. To date, however, neither Williams's homosexuality nor his persistent representations of sexual transgressions have been examined as legal matters that challenged the rule of law.
Directed by legal history and informed by multiple strands of Williams's studies criticism, both textual and cultural, this book explores the interplay of select topics defined and debated in law texts with those same topics in Williams's personal and imaginative texts. By tracing the obscure and the transparent representations of homosexuality specifically, and diverse sexualities more generally, through selected stories and plays, this book charts the intersections between Williams's literature and the laws that governed the period. His imaginative works, backlit by his personal documents and historical and legal records from the period, underscore his preoccupation with depictions of diverse sexualities throughout his career. Williams's use of legal language and its varied effects on his texts demonstrate his works from multiple and complex intersections with major twentieth-century concerns, including significant legal and cultural dialogues about identity formation, intimacy, privacy, and difference.
Karen C. Pinto
Hundreds of exceptional cartographic images are scattered throughout medieval and early modern Arabic, Persian, and Turkish manuscript collections. The plethora of copies created around the Islamic world over the course of eight centuries testifies to the enduring importance of these medieval visions for the Muslim cartographic imagination. With Medieval Islamic Maps, historian Karen C. Pinto brings us the first in-depth exploration of medieval Islamic cartography from the mid-tenth to the nineteenth century.
Pinto focuses on the distinct tradition of maps known collectively as the Book of Routes and Realms (Kitāb al-masālik wa-al-mamālik, or KMMS), examining it from three distinct angles—iconography, context, and patronage. She untangles the history of the KMMS maps, traces their inception and evolution, and analyzes them to reveal the identities of their creators, painters, and patrons, as well as the vivid realities of the social and physical world they depicted. In doing so, Pinto develops innovative techniques for approaching the visual record of Islamic history, explores how medieval Muslims perceived themselves and their world, and brings Islamic maps into the forefront of the study of the history of cartography.
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Circadian rhythms influence most of our life activities, notably getting up and going to sleep every day. This new edition of Circadian Physiology delves into the mechanisms surrounding how these rhythms work, the physiology and biology behind them, and the latest research on this cutting-edge field. The book also discusses a wide variety of practical topics including the prevention of jet lag, management of shift work, sleep disorders, depression, and the optimal times for physical and intellectual activities.
To facilitate its use as a textbook, the book contains summaries, suggestions for further reading, links to pertinent websites, and exercises at the end of each chapter. It also includes software for data analysis, tutorials, and simulation programs discussed throughout the text. In addition, more than a thousand references have been added, resulting in a total of more than 6000 references.
The text has been thoroughly updated as a result of major advances in recent years. This edition adds discussion on the anatomical and physiological characterization of photoresponsive ganglionic cells in the mamalian retina, molecular circadian clocks in cells of multiple organs other than the hypothalamus and the pineal gland, and advances in the understanding of post-translational mechanisms in the operation of the molecular clock.
This Community Service Book helps you think about making a big difference in your neighborhood, your school, and even your town! When you help out your community with your special skills and talent, it can make an amazing difference in so many different ways. You can help people, animals, and our beautiful planet. This book begins the adventure with fun activities as planning out your service project and really thinking about what you are doing and how you can change the world.
Margaret Sass and Charles A. Calahan
Interested in the diverse world around you? Ready to engage in the cultural community?
Your cultural diversity adventure begins through a process of self-assessments and reflections that help you become more knowledgeable about the concept and the importance of being interculturally aware. This handbook provides an opportunity for you to understand your own personal, academic, and meaning making experiences with different cultures and communities. It can positively impact your academic and employment success. This handbook can be used for a one-time event or a project that lasts a few days or multiple weeks. You have now entered a new world of global opportunities.
Jen Schneider, Steve Schwarze, Peter K. Bsumek, and Jennifer Peeples
Faced with a "war on coal," the always-looming "threat of regulation," and imminent "economic collapse," how does one of the world's largest and most powerful industries respond? Under Pressure seeks to answer that question by examining five rhetorical strategies used by the US coal industry to secure its interests in the face of shifting energy markets and regulatory policies. These powerful but previously unnamed rhetorical moves include Industrial Apocalyptic, Corporate Ventriloquism, the Technological Shell Game, the Hypocrite's Trap, and Energy Utopia. These strategies are indicative of the industry's complex and at times contradictory engagement with neolibral principles—market rationality, corporate social responsibility, and individualism—that often foreclose meaningful and effective democratic engagement with environmental crises. As the coal industry has become the leading target for those seeking more aggressive action to mitigate climate change, their corporate advocacy may foreshadow rhetorical strategies available to other industries as they manage similar economic and cultural shifts.
Todd Shallat, Colleen Brennan, and Molly Humphreys
Fallen angels in the bawdy houses. Migrants barred from Main Street. Homesteaders driven from homesteads when August rained black storms of dust. The Other Idahoans recovers their hard-luck stories. Volume 7 of Boise State University's prize-winning research series, the book closes with a driving tour of storied places from history's underside.
Matchmaking is a tradition as old as marriage itself, and the activities and practices surrounding it have shifted alongside marriage. Building Relationships: Online Dating and the New Logics of Internet Culture uses an apparatus approach to media analysis to examine logics of compatibility, online dating site procedures, and user narratives of popular matchmaking sites. Dawn Shepherd's investigation serves as a case study to help understand the larger relationship between contemporary identity and what she calls matching technologies—the complex of big data, computational processing, and cultural assumptions that power today's most popular web applications.
Roel Snieder and Jen Schneider
We live in an age where working in science or engineering offers tremendous professional opportunities - the pace of scientific development is truly breathtaking. Yet many researchers in the sciences, social sciences, and engineering struggle with the pressures of the fast-paced academic workplace, and struggle to harmonize their work lives with their personal lives. Scientists are under ever-increasing pressure to publish cutting-edge research, secure research grants, gain tenure, and teach and mentor students. The result can be burnout, exhaustion, and stress on a personal level, and difficulty in recruiting and retaining talented, diverse people in science and engineering.
There are many publications about the practical aspects of being a scientist, but there is little guidance on how best to balance the pressures of being a scientific professional. This book, written for graduate students and researchers at all stages of their careers, aims to help scientists by identifying and questioning the core beliefs that drive a culture of overwork, and provides real-world examples and exercises for those wishing to do things differently. The book considers such questions as:
- How do you know whether your life is out of balance, and how do you bring it back into harmony?
- How can you harmonize the efforts required to contribute to and enjoy your work and home environments?
- How can you develop a healthy and sustainable lifestyle while being productive at work?
- How can you unseat counterproductive beliefs about how scientists are supposed to work and interact?
- How can you create more meaningful relationships with your colleagues, students, and family?
Written in a lively, narrative style, and including interview excerpts from practicing scientists, social scientists, and engineers, this book serves as a guide for those seeking to practice the seven traits of the joyful scientist, guiding readers to lead more balanced lives as scientists, and to be more creative and productive in their research.
Meredith A. Taylor Black
In King Cotton in International Trade Meredith A. Taylor Black provides a comprehensive analysis of the WTO cotton dispute and its significant jurisprudential and negotiating effect on disciplining and containing the negative effects of highly trade-distorting agricultural subsidies of developed countries. To that end, this work details the historic, economic, and political background leading up to Brazil's challenge of the US cotton subsidies and the main findings of the five WTO reports that largely upheld that challenge. It explores the impacts of the successful challenge in terms of political and negotiating dynamics involving agriculture subsidies and other trade-related issues in the WTO while examining the effects on domestic agriculture subsidy reforms in the United States and the European Union. Finally, this volume sets forth the possible impacts of the Cotton challenge on the negotiating end-game of the Doha Development Round.
Love is a little word with a universe of meanings and has engaged people's interest throughout human history. The need to give and receive love lies deep within human nature. Philosophers, poets, theologians, sociologists, and scientists have all attempted to explain its exact origin, but is it an evolutionary adaptation or a social construct?
Anthony Walsh posits that the nature of and need for love has biological origins. He draws upon Darwin's sexual selection theory to define the perceptions of love by infants through the process of experience-dependent brain wiring. He observes that mother love makes a child capable of loving and that father love makes a child feel worthy of love. He appraises the origin and purpose of romantic love in his discussions on sexual reproduction by looking at chemical and neurological responses to love and the influence of love on one's physical and mental health.
With frequent quotes from literary masters like Shakespeare to orient one's scientific and humanistic understanding of love, Walsh goes on to explore various styles of romantic love, including monogamy, promiscuity, bartering love, and betrayed love, the effects of a skewed sex ratio on dating and mating practices; and the age-old quest for a perfect society populated by perfect people obeying the biblical command to "love one another."
Anthony Walsh and Craig Hemmens
An accessible and lively introduction to the field, Law, Justice, and Society: A Sociolegal Introduction, Fourth Edition, explores the relationship between legal systems and other social institutions using a distinctive sociological point of view.
Authors Anthony Walsh and Craig Hemmens provide detailed discussions of the various ways in which law impacts people based on race, class, gender, and age while also introducing students to the origins of the law, the history and development of the American legal system, the sociology of law, the court structure, and the difference between civil and criminal law.
Sasha Wang revisits the van Hiele model of geometric thinking with Sfard’s discursive framework to investigate geometric thinking from a discourse perspective. The author focuses on describing and analyzing pre-service teachers’ geometric discourse across different van Hiele levels. The explanatory power of Sfard’s framework provides a rich description of how pre-service teachers think in the context of quadrilaterals. It also contributes to our understanding of human thinking that is illustrated through the analysis of geometric discourse accompanied by vignettes.
Scott Yenor argues that David Hume's reputation as a skeptic is greatly exaggerated. In David Hume's Humanity, Yenor shows how Hume's skepticism is a moment that leads Hume to defend a philosophy grounded in the inescapable assumptions of common life. Humane virtues reflect the proper reaction to the complex mixture of human faculties that define the human condition. These gentle virtues best find their home in the modern commercial republic, such as England. Hume's defense of both common life philosophy and humanity are, however, flawed by his secretly dogmatic assumptions about the nature of history and his enlightened approach to religious teachings and psychology. This study makes the case that Hume's manner of grounding philosophy in common life is essential to any reinvigoration of the humanities. It ultimately holds that Hume's practice of that philosophy is seriously flawed, but a better philosophy of common life is available.
John P. Bieter Jr.
Owyhee County, Idaho also known as the "Big Quiet," is the largest and least inhabited area in the lower forty-eight states. Who has decided how to use it? From violent mine wars in the mid-nineteenth century to environmental conservation disputes at the end of the twentieth, people in the West have battled over the role of government and notions of American identity to answer this question. Winners ultimately controlled the perception of their battles, often shaping the contours of the next conflict.
Similarly, historians debated interpretations of the West. In the early twentieth century, Frederick Jackson Turner argued that interactions on the frontier formed American characteristics of rugged individualism, democracy, aggression, and innovation. The "New" Western historians of the late 1970s attempted to debunk this theory, revealing the racial and ethnic diversity of the West, reminding us of the role of the environment, and documenting how settlers and later corporations conquered land wrested away from Native Americans.
While "New" Western historians shot holes in Turner's thesis, the myths of the Old West prevailed. People craved the identity these myths offered in Western themed novels, films, and tourism more than they craved historical facts. Showdown in the Big Quiet demonstrates how the "Old West" speaks to the "New" and proves how the power of Western mythology moved from background to central character.
Bill Carman is in a constant state of exploration. Exhibiting a unique combination of surface, medium and mark-making, he brings a strangely captivating mix of the organic and inorganic in creating a personal symbolism. Carman employs the juxtaposition of seemingly random things and experiences to form exciting original works.
Isaac M. Castellano
The 2013 debate over whether the United States should intervene in the Syrian conflict raised important questions regarding the benefits countries receive when they intervene in civil wars, and how those benefits are distributed to the citizens of the intervening country. To address these lingering questions, Civil War Interventions and Their Benefits: Unequal Return offers readers a comprehensive examination of the intervention process, examining the decision to intervene, what motivates states, and how their intervention shapes the conflict process. Most importantly, this book examines how states benefit from their interventions and the distribution of intervenor benefits. Specifically, two questions are addressed: What are the benefits of intervention for intervening countries? And how are benefits distributed within the intervenor's society? Using evidence compiled from three case studies (El Salvador, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka), this book examines what motivated states to intervene, how they intervened, what they got from their intervention, and how the benefits of the intervention were distributed among the public. Arguing that foreign policy and security decision making is isolated from the general public, this book demonstrates that citizens gain little from indirect interventions into civil wars.
Victoria A. Farrar-Myers and Justin S. Vaughn
From the presidential race to the battle for the office of New York City mayor, American political candidates' approach to new media strategy is increasingly what makes or breaks their campaigns. Targeted outreach on Facebook and Twitter, placement of a well-timed viral ad, and the ability to roll with the memes, flame wars, and downvotes that might spring from ordinary citizens' engagement with the issues—these skills are heralded as crucial for anyone hoping to get their views heard in a chaotic election cycle. But just how effective are the kinds of media strategies that American politicians employ? And what effect, if any, do citizen-created political media have on the tide of public opinion?
In Controlling the Message, Farrar-Myers and Vaughn curate a series of case studies that use real-time original research from the 2012 election season to explore how politicians and ordinary citizens use and consume new media during political campaigns. Broken down into sections that examine new media strategy from the highest echelons of campaign management all the way down to passive citizen engagement with campaign issues in places like online comment forums, the book ultimately reveals that political messaging in today's diverse new media landscape is a fragile, unpredictable, and sometimes futile process. This collection both interprets important historical data from a watershed campaign season and also explains myriad approaches to political campaign media scholarship—an ideal volume for students, scholars, and political analysts alike.
Megan Fromm, Homer L. Hall, and Aaron Manfull
Covers everything student journalists need to know in a rapidly changing media landscape. Features important concepts and examples from current school publications from around the country. Teaches skills such as the fundamentals of good writing and editing and the basics of newspaper layout and design. Also addressed are topics that journalists are only now facing such as the responsibilities of citizen journalists, managing a news website, and digital security for reporters in the electronic age. This textbook introduces students to the cutting-edge of 21st century journalism and teaches them how to navigate this rapidly evolving field with confidence and skill.
Jason Herbeck and Vincent Grégoire
Albert Camus sustained a lifelong awareness of and appreciation for what he termed le visage de ce monde—the face of this earth. This original collection of essays examines how topography influenced Camus’s understanding and expression of the human condition.
Dennis R. Judd and Stephanie L. Witt
Cities, Sagebrush, and Solitude explores the transformation of the largest desert in North America, the Great Basin, into America's last urban frontier. In recent decades Las Vegas, Reno, Salt Lake City, and Boise have become the anchors for sprawling metropolitan regions. This population explosion has been fueled by the maturing of Las Vegas as the nation's entertainment capital, the rise of Reno as a magnet for multitudes of California expatriates, Salt Lake City's urban corridor development along the Wasatch Range, and Boise's celebrated high-tech economy and hip urban culture.
The growth of cities in a fragile desert region poses a host of environmental challenges. The policies required to manage their impact often collide with an entrenched political culture that has long resisted cooperative or governmental effort. The alchemical mixture of three ingredients—cities, aridity, and a libertarian political outlook—makes the Great Basin a compelling place to study. This book addresses a pressing question: are large cities ultimately sustainable in such a fragile enviornment?
Charles E. Lauterbach
The story of American repertory theatre actress Jolly Della Pringle (1870-1952) is an odyssey of travel, adventure, drama, romance and many changes in fortune. Pringle was a major star to the people in the gold fields, cow towns, logging camps, military forts and rural communities of the West and Midwest during the decades before and after the turn of the 20th century. She knew most of the famous performers of her day, including Buffalo Bill Cody, Charlie Chaplin, Fatty Arbuckle, Douglas Fairbanks and Gloria Swanson. Before serial marriage was common in show business, the seldom single Della Pringle married and divorced five times. Here for the first time is Pringle's saga, covering her rise from a teenage hotel maid to the magnificently gowned star of her own theatrical company, her amassing of a fortune, her coast to coast fame and her appearances in Mack Sennett's Keystone Kops comedies.
Deborah G. Litt, Susan D. Martin, and Nancy A. Place
Few resources exist to give literacy teacher educators a comprehensive view of effective, innovative practices in their field, making this uniquely practical volume an important addition to the literature. Each chapter describes research findings and pedagogical methods, with an emphasis on what teachers really need to know to succeed. Woven into the text are more than 30 detailed activities and assignments to support teacher development, written by outstanding teacher educators. Links to professional teaching standards and the Common Core State Standards are highlighted throughout. Supplemental materials, including forms, checklists, and handouts, can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8½" x 11" size.
The fracking boom in eastern Montana has minted a handful of new millionaires and one billionaire: Lee Rossman, the president of Rossman Mining and the leading philanthropist in the small city of Rawlings. Rossman was the last person Detectives Seagate and Miner expected to discover dead in the alley next to a strip club. His marriage was a formality, but both he and his wife, Florence, were discreet. He was involved with a dancer at the club; his wife, with Lee's oldest and most trusted friend, Ron Eberly, a landman who always seemed short of funds. Rossman's business enemies included a group of ranchers who held him personally responsible for the methane in their water, as well as a radical environmentalist at the university who was forthright in explaining to Seagate and Miner how she planned to put Rossman out of business for good. When Lee's son is found out at the rigs, with significant internal injuries, numerous broken bones, and a belly full of fracking liquid, the detectives know the two crimes are related but can't figure out how. In their toughest case yet, Seagate and Miner try to solve a mystery awash in enormous fortunes, thwarted ambitions, and grudges both old and new.
Technical communication is a conversation. This book will show you how to join it. Employers value communication skills today more than they every have before. With easy-to-follow guidelines, helpful checklists, and plenty of annotated examples and sample documents, Technical Communication gives you all of the tools you need to excel at workplace writing.
Suzanne McCorkle and Melanie J. Reese
Blending theory and research with practical application, this accessible book provides a thorough introduction to today's ever expanding world of mediation, including updated research and new cases for analysis. Innovative yet practical, research-based yet readable, the book provides an overview of the basic principles of mediation in a variety of contexts to help you understand mediation and its role in today's society. Throughout the book, the authors help you develop foundational mediation skills, including issue identification, setting the agenda for negotiation, problem solving, settlement, and closure. Case studies and examples in every chapter, plus an appendix of role-playing scenarios, make this book ideal for both college courses and certification training programs.
Rebecca Mirsky and John Schaufelberger
Construction Professionals have a range of demanding responsibilities: towards clients, their companies, and by government regulations. It is understandable that busy practitioners could forget their ethical responsibilities in the face of these pressures, but maintaining a rigorous ethical standard is crucial to long-term success.
Written to meet the ACCE's requirements for all construction students, this textbook draws on the authors' industry experience, as well as detailed case studies to introduce and explore ethics in the construction industry. Within each chapter, the authors present the key ethical issues in important areas of construction management such as:
- Contracts and Bidding
- Codes and Compliance
- Discrimination and Harassment
- Client Relations.
Lists of further reading and discussion questions will help readers at all levels to develop their understanding of this issue. Written as a resource to accompany students throughout their degrees, this is the ideal book to give students or practitioners the breadth and depth of understanding required to successfully negotiate the ethical challenges facing the construction organization of today.
Nancy K. Napier, Jamie Cooper, Mark Hofflund, Don Kemper, Bob Lokken, Rich Raimondi, Gary Raney, Leon Rice, and John Michael Schert
Many leaders undervalue the power of culture as a competitive advantage.
Don't make that mistake.
LIVEculture offers tips from successful creative leaders on how they shaped, communicated, and grew the cultures they wanted for their organizations. Their stories of how they use culture to boost performance are inspiring, sometimes funny, and immediately useful. Learn the secrets of a Gang of creative leaders who continuously do things differently to get better, and happen to beat their competition along the way.
Melville in His Own Time: A Biographical Chronicle of His Life, Drawn from Recollections, Interviews, and Memoirs by Family, Friends, and Associates
Owing to the decline of his contemporary fame and to decades of posthumous neglect, Herman Melville remains enigmatic to readers despite his status as one of America’s most securely canonical authors. With most of his personal papers and letter lost or destroyed, his library of marked and annotated books dispersed, and first-hand accounts of him scattered, brief, and frequently conflicting, Melville’s place in American literary scholarship illustrates the importance of accurately edited documents and the value of new information to our understanding of his life and thought. As a chronologically and organized collection of surviving testimonials about the author, Melville in His Own Time continues the tradition of documentary research well-exemplified over the past half-century by the work of Jay Leyda, Merton M. Sealts, and Hershel Parker. Combining recently discovered evidence with new transcriptions of long-known but rarely consulted testimony, this collection offers the most up-to-date and correct record of commentary on Melville by individuals who knew him.
Ronald P. Pfeiffer, Brent C. Mangus, and Cynthia A. Trowbridge
Written for those planning a career as a coach, physical educator, or personal trainer, Concepts of Athletic Training, Seventh Edition, focuses on the prevention, care, and management of sport and physical activity-related injuries. Because initial decisions and subsequent actions are critical in determining the outcome of a sports injury, the authors present key concepts in a comprehensive, logically sequential manner that will assist future professionals in making the correct decisions when confronted with an activity-related injury in their scope of practice.
Racial Spoils from Native Soils: How Neoliberalism Steals Indigenous Lands in Highland Peru explains how one man swindled his Andean village twice. The first time he extorted everyone's wealth and disappeared, leaving the village in shambles. The village slowly recovered through the unlikely means of converting to Evangelical religions, and therein reestablishing trust and the ability to work together. The new religion also kept villagers from exacting violent revenge when this man returned six years later. While hated and mistrusted, this same man again succeeded in cheating the villagers. Only this time it was for their lands, the core resource on which they depended for their existence.
This is not a story about hapless isolation or cruel individuals. Rather, this is a story about racism, about the normal operation of society that continuously results in indigenous peoples' impoverishment and dependency. This book explains how the institutions created for the purpose of exploiting Indians during colonialism have been continuously revitalized over the centuries despite innovative indigenous resistance and epochal changes, such as the end of the colonial era itself. The ethnographic case of the Andean village first shows how this institutional setup works through, rather than despite, the inflow of development monies. It then details how the turn to advanced capitalism—neoliberalism—intensifies this racialized system, thereby enabling the seizure of native lands.
Todd Shallat (editor), Colleen Brennan (editor), Mike Medberry (editor), Roy V. Cuellar, Richard Martinez, Erin Nelson, Travis Armstrong, Doug Copsey, Sheila Spangler, Emily Berg, Dean Gunderson, and Michael Gosney
River by Design marks 100 years since the Boise River emerged as an engineering sensation with the dedication of Arrowrock Dam. Sequenced like a tour with stops in Boise, Garden City, Eagle, Caldwell, and Parma, these essays collectively search for the politics and cultural values that drive engineering design.
Peverill Squire and Gary Moncrief
A concise and provocative introduction to state legislative politics, State Legislatures Today examines legislatures and lawmakers, placing them in historical context, showing how they have evolved over the years, and differentiating them from Congress. This book covers state legislative elections, the changing job of state legislators, legislatures as organizations, the legislative process, and the various influences upon legislators.
This second edition includes new discussions of the following:
- The rise of the Tea Party movement and its impact on state legislatures
- A marked increase in one-party government, allowing for dramatic policy shifts
- Striking increases in the use of recall elections and referenda to challenge legislative policy decisions
- Highly visible state legislative policies on hot-button issues such as gun control, taxation, public employee benefits, teachers' unions, taxation, abortion, and immigration and education reform
- Attempts to significantly change the structures of several state legislatures
- The 2012 redistricting cycle that altered the nature of many legislative districts
- The rare and historic 2010 "wave election" that saw the Republican Party gain more than seven hundred seats in state legislatures and the 2014 election that resulted in the most chambers controlled by the GOP in more than seventy-five years
Kirmen Uribe, Mikel Valverde, and Nere Lete
Saddle up folks for a wild ride along the trail in the company of the famed Basque gunslinger Garmendia and his traveling partner Amalio. As well-known as Billy the Kid, Jesse James, or Wyatt Earp back in the day, in this first book of the Garmendia trilogy, our hero is framed for murder and pursued by evil Tidy Harry—who runs Clean City—and his henchmen Rat and Bat. Will Garmendia survive? And who is the mysterious Black Rider? Authored by the celebrated Basque poet and novelist Kirmen Uribe, and with illustrations by Mikel Valverde, Garmendia's story brings the Old West to life!
Justin S. Vaughn and José D. Villalobos
When Barack Obama entered the White House, he faced urgent issues including the economy, health care, and climate change. Despite citizens' demand for strong presidential leadership, the development and implementation of policy requires cooperation across a range of congressional committees, federal departments, and government agencies. Following a long-standing precedent, Obama appointed administrators—so-called policy czars—charged with directing the response to the nation's most pressing crises.
Combining public administration and political science approaches to the study of the American presidency and institutional politics, Justin S. Vaughn and José D. Villalobos argue that the creation of policy czars is a strategy for combating partisan polarization and navigating the federal government’s complexity. They present a series of in-depth analyses on the appointment, role, and power of various czars: the energy czar of the mid-1970s, the drug czar in the late 1980s, the AIDS czar in the 1990s, George W. Bush’s trio of national security czars in the years after 9/11, and Barack Obama’s controversial czars for key domestic issues.
Laying aside inflammatory political rhetoric, Vaughn and Villalobos offer a sober, empirical analysis of what precisely constitutes a czar, why Obama and his predecessors used czars, and what role they have played in the modern presidency.
Anthony Walsh and Jamie C. Vaske
This book examines females offending through a biosocial lens. The gender ratio problem (why always and everywhere males commit more criminal acts than females) has been called the single most important fact that criminology theories must be able to explain. Relying on conceptual and theoretical tools from a single discipline—sociology—feminist criminology has attempted to do this for decades without success. A number of famous criminologists (e.g., Travis Hirschi) have concluded that an explanation of gender differences in crime from the sociological perspective may not be possible because it excludes biological sex, the powerful underlying base of gender. It is the contention of this book that unless feminist criminology comes to grips with the evolutionary and neurological bases of fundamental gender difference, the field will continue to flounder without a compass.
Other influential criminologists such as Francis Cullen have concluded that the biosocial paradigm is the paradigm of the 21st century. This book looks at feminist criminology in general and attempts to explain its main concerns from a biosocial perspective, while showing that there is nothing illiberal about it and that biology can be a very powerful ally for criminology. The book ranges across disciplines such as sociology, anthropology, psychology, behavioral and molecular genetics, the neurosciences, and evolutionary biology in an attempt to answer the gender ratio problem. Our efforts are guided by Niko Tinbergen's four famous analytical areas for major behavior patterns: adaptive function, phylogenic history, development, and causation. It is time to apply this exciting and robust paradigm — one that avers that any trait or behavior of any living thing is always the result of biological factors interacting with environmental factors — to the most vexing issues of feminist criminology.
Changes to the new edition include the integration of a larger body of empirical research and expansion of the topics (such as adding information on gender differences in brain regions) as well as an added chapter that focuses on the explanation of intimate partner violence and rape.
Activating Democracy in Brazil: Popular Participation, Social Justice, and Interlocking Institutions
In 1988, Brazil’s Constitution marked the formal establishment of a new democratic regime. In the ensuing two and a half decades, Brazilian citizens, civil society organizations, and public officials have undertaken the slow, arduous task of building new institutions to ensure that Brazilian citizens have access to rights that improve their quality of life, expand their voice and vote, change the distribution of public goods, and deepen the quality of democracy. Civil society activists and ordinary citizens now participate in a multitude of state-sanctioned institutions, including public policy management councils, public policy conferences, participatory budgeting programs, and legislative hearings. Activating Democracy in Brazil examines how the proliferation of democratic institutions in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, has transformed the way in which citizens, CSOs, and political parties work together to change the existing state. According to Wampler, the 1988 Constitution marks the formal start of the participatory citizenship regime, but there has been tremendous variation in how citizens and public officials have carried it out. This book demonstrates that the variation results from the interplay of five factors: state formation, the development of civil society, government support for citizens’ use of their voice and vote, the degree of public resources available for spending on services and public goods, and the rules that regulate forms of participation, representation, and deliberation within participatory venues. By focusing on multiple democratic institutions over a twenty-year period, this book illustrates how the participatory citizenship regime generates political and social change.
Joy W. Whitenack, Laurie O. Cavey, and Catherine Henney
What's happened to the addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division you learned in school? And why are your children talking in math class and sharing answers?
In friendly, jargon-free language, It's Elementary: A Parent's Guide to K-5 Mathematics not only decodes current teaching practices but also demystifies the fundamental concepts that your children need to understand to be successful math learners—and you need to grasp to help them. Illustrated with numerous examples of real student's classroom work, It's Elementary shows you how children progress in their mathematical thinking from simple counting techniques to sophisticated strategies for adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing whole numbers, integers, fractions, and decimals. You will discover why—
- today's teaching emphasizes understanding why a solution works as well as how to solve the problem;
- problem solving produces more confident, creative, and accurate math students than memorizing formulas does;
- practice and drills can be great tools—but only at the right stage of learning; and
- collaborative learning—talking and sharing—not only helps children clarify their own thoughts about math but also introduces them to new ideas and strategies.
Most important, It's Elementary makes you an effective participant in your children's math education. "Things to Do" at the end of each chapter offers practical actions and activities, and a special chapter, "Mathematics at Home," provides advice and guidance, from helping with homework and dealing with math anxiety to choosing math games and talking to your children about math beyond homework and school.
It's Elementary: A Parent's Guide to K-5 Mathematics is your all-in-one source for helping your children to be successful—and happy—math students.
Plain Language and Ethical Action: A Dialogic Approach to Technical Content in the Twenty-First Century
Plain Language and Ethical Action examines and evaluates principles and practices of plain language that technical content producers can apply to meet their audiences' needs in an ethical way. Applying the BUROC framework (Bureaucratic, Unfamiliar, Rights-Oriented, and Critical) to identify situations in which audiences will benefit from plain language, this work offers in-depth profiles to show how six organizations produce effective plain-language content. The profiles show plain-language projects done by organizations ranging from grassroots volunteers on a shoe-string budget to small nonprofits to consultants completing significant federal contacts. End-of-chapter questions and exercises provide tools for students and practitioners to reflect on and apply insights from the book. Reflecting global commitments to plain language, this volume includes a case study of a European group based in Sweden along with results from interviews with plain-language experts around the world, including Canada, England, South Africa, Portugal, Australia, and New Zealand.
This work is intended for use in courses in information design, technical and professional communication, health communication, and other areas producing plain-language communication. It is also a crucial resource for practitioners developing plain-language technical content and content strategists in a variety of fields, including health literacy, technical communication, and information design.
The Faculty & Staff Authored Books collection is comprised of monographs written by members of the Boise State University faculty and staff on a variety of academic subjects. Some titles are available for download as a pdf and for others you will find a link to the library catalog where you can find a copy of the book. Most titles are also available in the Boise State Special Collections and Archives located on the 2nd floor of Albertsons Library.
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