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By Rahul A. Sirohi, Sonya Surabhi Gupta. 2024
This book turns to the intellectual discourses that have emerged from India and Latin America, two outposts of the Global…South, on the themes of imperialism, sovereignty, development, and socio-economic, racial and caste inequalities. It recovers the elided reflective traditions of thinkers, writers and activists from these peripheries and highlights the distinctive ideas, alliances and parallelisms in their works, as well as the manner in which they articulate liberatory paradigms which continue to have contemporary relevance. The book maps the innovative epistemic engagements of thinkers from India and Latin America, highlighting the manner in which they have disrupted and challenged the hierarchies of global knowledge production. It argues that political, spatial and historical distinctions notwithstanding, the experiences of peripheralization, their common traditions of resistance to oppression and their deeply entangled histories have forged a shared intellectual identity and a rich alternative set of emancipatory epistemologies grounded in the realities and histories of Southern nations. The book recovers this body of work as mass movements the world over seek civilizational alternatives to capitalist modernity. The book will be of interest to students and researchers of development studies, history, political science, sociology, political economy, South Asian studies, Latin American studies and Global South studies.
This book strongly challenges the Western philosophical tradition's assertion that humans are superior to nonhuman animals. It makes a case…for the full and direct moral status of nonhuman animals. The book provides the basis for a radical critique of the entire trajectory of animal studies over the past fifteen years. The key idea explored is that of ‘felt kinship’—a sense of shared fate with and obligations to all sentient life. It will help to inspire some deep rethinking on the part of leading exponents of animal studies. The book's strong outlook is expressed through an appeal for radical humility on the side of humans rather than a constant reference to the ‘human-animal divide’. Historical figures examined in depth include Aristotle, Seneca, and Kant; contemporary figures examined include Christine Korsgaard and Martha Nussbaum. This book presents an account according to which the tradition has not proceeded on the basis of impartial motivations at all, but instead has made a set of pointedly self-serving assumptions about the proper criteria for assessing moral worth. Readers of this book will gain exposure to a wide variety of thinkers in the Western philosophical tradition, historical as well as contemporary. This book is suitable for professionals working in nonhuman animal studies, students, advanced undergraduates, and practitioners working in the fields of philosophy, environmental studies, law, literature, anthropology, and related fields.
By Bethany Usher. 2024
Through a critical, transdisciplinary approach, Journalism and Crime offers a chronological interrogation of crime journalism from its first origins in…16th century print, to a transatlantic phenomenon in the 19th century and through to the complex networked digital spheres of the current day. This is the first book to historicise the development of journalism and crime together in relation to the people on both sides of the exchange. Taking a 470-year historical sweep, it tracks the cultural, political and social significance of crime journalism and its place as the longest sustained genre of media. It emphasises how crime journalism both reflects and drives shifts in media ownership, the priorities of profit, use of new technologies and legal and political governance. Written in an accessible style, this is essential reading for courses that consider the development and nature of journalism as well as supplementary reading for broader courses within journalism, communication, media studies, criminology, sociology and history.
By Editor-Rais Akhtar. 2024
This engaging book presents an insightful look into the contributing factors that have shaped the modern public health system in…Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh. Reflecting on the historical, socio-economic, and contemporary scenario of environment and public health, this book presents chapters that discuss the role of spatial patterns of diseases, health-risk patterns, contributions of medical missionaries in health services in Kashmir, changing disease ecology of Leh, and traditional medical therapy in Ladakh, among others. This book also examines the cholera ecology in Kashmir during the 19th century, and the significance of Kangri ・ a portable traditional heat source ・ in cultural studies, economics, and cancer research. It investigates the role of traditional knowledge in the medical therapy of rural areas of Ladakh and the impact of urbanization on the quality of human health in Srinagar City. Besides, this book examines iodine deficiency disorders and the extension of vector-borne diseases. The essays also probe into the rising mental health concerns in post-pandemic Kashmir. This book will be useful for students, researchers, and teachers of physical geography, human geography, environmental studies, public health, and health sciences. It will also be of interest to political geographers, sociologists, policymakers, and those interested in the issues related to health and environment in the region.
Quantifying Counterfactual Military History (ASA-CRC Series on Statistical Reasoning in Science and Society)
By Christopher Price, Brennen Fagan, Ian Horwood, Niall MacKay, A. Jamie Wood. 2024
Forces shaping human history are complex, but the course of history is undeniably changed on many occasions by conscious acts.…These may be premeditated or responsive, calmly calculated or performed under great pressure. They may also be successful or catastrophic, but how are historians to make such judgements and appeal to evidence in support of their conclusions? Further, and crucially, how exactly are we to distinguish probable unrealized alternatives from improbable ones? This book describes some of the modern statistical techniques that can begin to answer this question, as well as some of the difficulties in doing so. Using simple, wellquantified cases drawn from military history, we claim that statistics can now help us to navigate the near-truths, the envelope around the events with which any meaningful historical analysis must deal, and to quantify the basis of such analysis. Quantifying Counterfactual Military History is intended for a general audience who are interested in learning more about statistical methods both in military history and for wider applications. Key Features: This book demonstrates how modern statistical techniques can measure the impact of counterfactual decisions. It examines the importance of counterfactual reasoning for both modern scholars and historical actors. It combines historical narrative, mathematical precision and data to create a straightforward presentation of both factual and counterfactual military history. It provides an original contribution to the debate over the validity and rigour of works of counterfactual history. It is written in a manner accessible to readers who have no formal training in History or Statistics.
Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Mathematics Education and Innovation (Atlantis Highlights in Social Sciences, Education and Humanities #9)
By Farida Nurhasanah, Russasmita Sri Padmi. 2023
This is an open access book.Numeracy has become the current buzzword in the world of Indonesian mathematics education since the…Ministry of Education and Culture, Research and Technology of the Republic of Indonesia (Kemdikbudristek-RI) launched the Minimum Competency Assessment (Asesmen Kompetensi Minimum - AKM) program. Together with literacy, numeracy is the minimum competency measured in the AKM. This policy is expected to foster a learning culture that places students as the main focus, as well as the shift of the paradigm from simply teaching the content, to developing the students’ competence in a constructive and adaptive manner.Currently, there are still many mathematics teachers who are not familiar with numeracy, which is followed by various misconceptions and misinformation. One of the efforts of the SEAMEO Regional Centre for QITEP in Mathematics or commonly called SEAQiM in supporting teacher professionalism is through the International Symposium on Mathematics Education and Innovation (ISMEI). This symposium is initiated by SEAQiM and is held every two years. This activity is a space for disseminating works and exchanging ideas about innovations in mathematics education for teachers, education staff, policy makers, and related stakeholders.In 2022, ISMEI will be held for the seventh time with the theme being Transforming Education by Reimaging Numeracy Learning. Through this theme, ISMEI invites education practitioners to transform education by reviewing mathematics learning practices to develop numeracy and discussing its potential in the future.
By Anthony J. Nicholls. 2023
In this book, Dr. Anthony Nicholls uses a series of in-depth interviews to investigate how young Jews talk about their Jewishness,…Britishness, and masculinity. From his analysis, he argues that Jewishness is constructed between adherence to halachic requirement on one hand, and Jewishness experienced as cultural affinity to history, family, and tradition without recourse to halacha on the other hand. He further argues that Britishness is experienced between varying degrees of nationalistic localism against cosmopolitan liberalism played out against a backdrop of Britain contrasted with the rest of the world, and also London against the rest of Britain. Nicholls rejects the view that masculinity is constructed in the inherently unstable terms of physicality against intellectualism. Instead, he argues that it is better considered as lying in a range between competitive hegemonic masculinity and a cooperative model with which physicality and intellectualism combine to produce a more stable and emotionally satisfying mode of living.
By Leonard Susskind, André Cabannes. 2023
The latest volume in the New York Times–bestselling physics series explains Einstein&’s masterpiece: the general theory of relativity He taught us…classical mechanics, quantum mechanics, and special relativity. Now, physicist Leonard Susskind, assisted by a new collaborator, André Cabannes, returns to tackle Einstein&’s general theory of relativity. Starting from the equivalence principle and covering the necessary mathematics of Riemannian spaces and tensor calculus, Susskind and Cabannes explain the link between gravity and geometry. They delve into black holes, establish Einstein field equations, and solve them to describe gravity waves. The authors provide vivid explanations that, to borrow a phrase from Einstein himself, are as simple as possible (but no simpler). An approachable yet rigorous introduction to one of the most important topics in physics, General Relativity is a must-read for anyone who wants a deeper knowledge of the universe&’s real structure.
New Perspectives on Goffman in Language and Interaction: Body, Participation and the Self (Routledge Studies in Sociolinguistics)
By Lorenza Mondada, Anssi Peräkylä. 2023
This collection highlights new perspectives on the work of Erving Goffman, revisiting his place in contemporary social theory and interactional…linguistics research and its impact in surfacing new insights in conversation analysis and our understanding of Goffman’s legacy. The volume outlines the theoretical foundations of Goffman’s research across linguistics and the social sciences. Bringing together a crossdisciplinary group of scholars, the book is organized around these themes, with sections on self and identity, participation, and bodily practices in social interaction. Each chapter comprises three perspectives— look back at Goffman’s original texts, their correlation in contemporary empirical research in conversation analysis, and a discussion of conceptual implications in relevant fields such as interactional sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology, critical sociolinguistics, and related disciplines. Taken as a whole, the book not only offers a comprehensive critical overview of Goffman’s legacy in empirical work in conversation analysis and the social sciences but also the conceptual grounding for new studies to investigate his continuing role in contemporary scholarship. This innovative collection will be of interest to students and scholars in sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology, and critical discourse analysis as well as sub-disciplines of sociology and psychology.
By Ioannis Markos Roussos. 2024
The scope of this book is the improper or generalized Riemann integral and infinite sum (series). The reader will study…its convergence, principal value, evaluation and application to science and engineering. Improper Riemann integrals and infinite sums are interconnected. In the new edition, the author has involved infinite sums more than he did in the first edition. Apart from having computed and listed a large number of improper integrals and infinite sums, we have also developed the necessary theory and various ways of evaluating them or proving their divergence. Questions, problems and applications involving various improper integrals and infinite sums (series) of numbers emerge in science and application very often. Their complete presentations and all rigorous proofs would require taking the graduate-level courses on these subjects. Here their statements are adjusted to a level students of all levels can understand and use them efficiently as powerful tools in a large list of problems and applications.
Decolonizing Literacies: Disrupting, Reclaiming, and Remembering Relationship in Literacy Education (Routledge Research in Decolonizing Education)
By Kimberly Lenters, Towani Duchscher. 2023
This volume examines the ways in literacy has been used as a weapon and a means for settler colonialism, challenging…colonized definitions of literacy and centring relationships as key to broadening understandings. It begins by confronting the multiple ways that settler colonialism has used literacy and definitions of literacy as a gatekeeper to participation in society. In response to settler colonialism’s violent acts of extraction, displacement, and replacement enacted upon the land, the resources, the people, and understandings of literacy, the editors propose a unique approach to decolonizing understandings of literacy through a triangulation of disruption, reclamation, and remembering relationships. This is enacted and explored through a range of diverse chapter contributions, written in the form of stories, poems, artworks, theatres, and essays, allowing the authentic voices of the authors to shine through, and opening up the English Language Arts as a space for engagement and interpretation with diverse, racialized understandings of literacy. Disrupting Eurocentric, colonized understandings that narrowly define literacy as reading and writing the colonial word, and advancing the movement to decolonize education, it will be of key interest to scholars, researchers, and educators with interest in literacy education, decolonizing education, anti-racist education, inclusive education, land-based literacy, and arts-based literacy.
Black Women Navigating the Doctoral Journey: Student Peer Support, Mentorship, and Success in the Academy
By Bridget Turner Kelly, Sharon Fries-Britt. 2024
With the increasing focus on the critical importance of mentoring in advancing Black women students from graduation to careers in…academia, this book identifies and considers the peer mentoring contexts and conditions that support Black women student success in higher education. This edited collection focuses on Black women students primarily at the doctoral level and how they have retained each other through their educational journey, emphasizing how they navigated this season of educational changes given COVID and racial unrest. Chapters illuminate what minoritized women students have done to mentor each other to navigate unwelcome campus environments laden with identity politics and other structural barriers. Shining a light on systemic structures in place that contribute to Black women’s alienation in the academy, this book unpacks implications for interactions and engagement with faculty as advisors and mentors. An important resource for faculty and graduate students at colleges and universities, ultimately this work is critical to helping the academy fortify Black women’s sense of belonging and connection early in their academic career and foster their success.
Assessment of Plurilingual Competence and Plurilingual Learners in Educational Settings: Educative Issues and Empirical Approaches (Routledge Research in Language Education)
By Sílvia Melo-Pfeifer, Christian Ollivier. 2024
This book addresses contemporary issues in the assessment of plurilingual competence and plurilingual learners. Offering theoretical and practical lenses, it…contributes towards an integrated and holistic assessment of plurilingual competence and plurilingual learners. The book provides both theoretical considerations and empirical approaches around how the specificities of plurilingual learners can be considered when assessing their various competences. It covers topics relating to learners in a variety of plurilingual settings: from the education of adult immigrants, assessment of young refugees and assessment of students in school and university, to the assessment of plurilingual competence in foreign language education. Showcasing a wide range of international authors, the book provides cutting-edge research in the domain of multilingual foreign, second and heritage language assessment, and assessment of content knowledge of plurilingual students. It bridges the gap between the fields of language policies and practices, research on plurilingual competence, and assessment in language education. Providing new insights into a crucial and contentious issue, this volume will be an essential reading for researchers and postgraduate students in the fields of educational language policies, applied linguistics and multilingualism, in particular those involved in the assessment of plurilingual competence.
By Thomas Kappeler, Manuel Benz. 2023
This book is based on a course for first-semester science students, held by the second author at the University of…Zurich several times. Its goal is threefold: to have students learn a minimal working knowledge of linear algebra, acquire some computational skills, and familiarize them with mathematical language to make mathematical literature more accessible. Therefore, we give precise definitions, introduce helpful notations, and state any results carefully worded. We provide no proofs of these results but typically illustrate them with numerous examples. Additionally, for better understanding, we often give supporting arguments for why they are valid.
Proceedings of the 4th Annual Civic Education Conference (Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research #768)
By Dede Iswandi, Dwi Iman Muthaqin, Baeihaqi, Pitria Sopianingsih, Nida Mujahidah Fatimah, Sri Maesaroh, Akhmad Fauzi, Sarah Fadilah Zein, Diexy Inkha Pradana. 2023
This is an open access book. The development of the industrial revolution era 4.0 and society 5.0 changed the ways…of thinking and pedagogical practices in Civic Education toward a critical digital pedagogy. In this context, pedagogical practices focuses on both community and collaboration. It remains open to the development of diverse information, ways of communication and collaboration across cultural and political boundaries, various perspectives in formulating definitions and solving problems. It further requires instructional practices to use some applications beyond traditional educational institutions, and contemporary digital technology in learning. Therefore, it is necessary to reprogram civic education in Indonesia within the framework of Critical Digital Pedagogy practice to shape students becoming good citizens in the digital era.The Fourth Annual Civic Education Conference is an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary platform that aims to bring leading experts, educators, policymakers, researchers, lecturers, teachers and students to examine and take strategic roles in developing Critical Digital Pedagogy and its implications for civic education.Welcome to the 4th International Annual Civic Education Conference (ACEC) 2022.
International Joint Conference 16th International Conference on Computational Intelligence in Security for Information Systems: Proceedings (Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems #748)
By Álvaro Herrero, Héctor Quintián, Emilio Corchado, Francisco Javier Martínez de Pisón, Hilde Pérez García, Francisco Martínez Álvarez, Alicia Troncoso Lora, Pablo García Bringas, José Luis Calvo Rolle. 2023
This book of Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems contains accepted papers presented at the 16th International Conference on Computational Intelligence in…Security for Information Systems (CISIS 2023) and the 14th International Conference on EUropean Transnational Education (ICEUTE 2023). These conferences were held in the beautiful city of Salamanca, Spain, in September 2023.The aim of the CISIS 2023 conference is to offer a meeting opportunity for academic and industry-related researchers belonging to the various, vast communities of computational intelligence, information security, and data mining. The need for intelligent, flexible behavior by large, complex systems, especially in mission-critical domains, is intended to be the catalyst and the aggregation stimulus for the overall event. The aim of ICEUTE 2023 conference is to offer a meeting point for people working on transnational education within Europe. It provides a stimulating and fruitful forum for presenting and discussing the latest works and advances on transnational education within European countries.
Cultural Policy is Local: Understanding Cultural Policy as Situated Practice (New Directions in Cultural Policy Research)
By David Stevenson, Victoria Durrer, Abigail Gilmore, Leila Jancovich. 2023
This Open Access edited collection calls for a greater understanding of ‘the local’ within the ways the arts, culture and creative practices…are governed, promoted, regulated, resourced and valued. Cultural policy studies tends to privilege the national (and international) as the primary site at which cultural policy is enacted, and focuses on the ‘local’ as a case study of practice, rather than a site of policy in its own right. While this may make global policy transfer manageable for national policy agencies, it ignores the contingent relationships, diverse geographies and distinct identities of localities. This volume addresses this gap and is structured around three themes: disciplining the local, which examines key concepts from different academic fields of study; managing the local, which identifies policy approaches that engage with the idea of ‘the local’ in different ways; and practising the local, which offers case studies of how ‘local’ cultural policies are being enacted in places of differing scale and geography.
Neoextractivism and Territorial Disputes in Latin America: Social-ecological Conflict and Resistance on the Front Lines (Routledge Critical Development Studies)
By Penelope Anthias, Flores, Pabel C. López. 2024
This book reflects on the continuing expansion of extractive forms of capitalist development into new territories in Latin America, and…the resistance movements that are trying to combat the ecological and social destruction that follows. Latin American development models continue to prioritise extractivism: the intensive exploitation and exportation of nature in its primary commodity form. This constant expansion of the extractive frontier into new territories leads to a continuing process and dialectic of colonization, de-colonization and re-colonization which the authors describe as ‘territorialities in dispute’. This book uncovers the underlying trends and dynamics of these territorialities in dispute, and the socio-ecological resistance movements that are emerging as marginalised communities struggle to reclaim their territorial rights and defend and protect their right of access to the global commons. A focus on territorialities in dispute renders visible the unsustainable expansion of extractivist territories and opens up new horizons to learn from these processes and to consider post-extractivist/post-development imaginings of another world and alternate futures. This book will be of interest to both students and researchers in the fields of international development, political ecology, critical geography, social anthropology, as well as to activists engaged in socio-ecological/eco-territorial movements.
By Joke Hermes. 2024
Written in an accessible and engaging style, this book uses a series of case studies to show how popular media…are important to us, as a source of pleasure and entertainment, but also in communicating about the world with others. Social media platforms have changed how we talk about what we like and dislike in our popular media use. 'Cultural citizenship' shows how these discussions speak to 'belonging', to what we feel our rights and responsibilities are in today's polarized world. Cultural Citizenship and Popular Culture is based on audience-led research and does not privilege textual analysis as a starting point for taking popular media use's measure. Instead, it offers research tools to listen to others. This book offers scholars and students of media and creative industries a means to understand their professional position as one in which they engage with rather than assume to know what users of popular cultural texts and products think and feel.
In diesem Buch steht der hegemoniale Diskurs um die Frage nach der Zugehörigkeit des Islams zu Deutschland im Fokus. Mit…der Zuerkennung der Zugehörigkeit des Islams löste der damalige Bundespräsident Christian Wulff 2010 einen breiten medialen Diskurs und in den folgenden Jahren wiederkehrende Debatten aus. Junus el-Naggar hat aus sprach- und sozialwissenschaftlichen Perspektiven Funktionen und Mechanismen des Diskurses ebenso untersucht wie seine Präsuppositionen, unterschiedliche Zugehörigkeitsgrenzziehungen, das diskursive Zusammenspiel zwischen dem Deutschen und dem Islam, Positionierungen von am Diskurs teilnehmenden Muslim:innen, kontextuelle Regelmäßigkeiten und historische Traditionslinien. Welche Logiken also liegen diesem Diskurs zugrunde? Wie wird die Grenze der Zugehörigkeit gezogen und wie hängen unterschiedliche Grenzziehungen mit dem Feld des Sagbaren zusammen? Wie werden der Islam und das Deutsche hervorgebracht und wie ist das Zusammenspiel dieser beiden Konstrukte beschaffen? Inwiefern findet sich im Diskurs Widerstand gegen seine dominanten Strukturen? Welche Regelmäßigkeiten und Ambivalenzen bringt der Diskurs hervor? Anhand dieser Fragen wurde die Beschaffenheit des hegemonial-medialen Zugehörigkeitsdiskurses systematisch analysiert.