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The Encyclodedia of Christianity

The Encyclodedia of Christianity

  • Author: Erwin Fahlbusch
  • Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • ISBN: 080282417X
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 896
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A monumental reference work that addresses the broad interest in Christianity and religion around the world describes the Christian faith and community in their myriad forms--today and throughout the two thousand years of Christian history.

Women in the Mediterranean

Women in the Mediterranean

  • Author: Leila Simona Talani,Serena Giusti
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351062840
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 136
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The book addresses the challenges faced by women on the two shores of the Mediterranean from a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary perspective. While in the European Union’s (EU) Mediterranean countries inequality is mostly linked to the social sphere and, in particular refers to labour market dynamics, in the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) area, the situation is more complicated as the social and private spheres are blended and cultural and religious factors have a great impact on women autonomy and opportunities beyond the family perimeter. The different challenges women are facing on the two sides of the Mediterranean have sometimes originated incomprehension and misperceptions. Western-supported policies devoted to fill the gap between men and women in the MENA area have overlooked countries’ peculiarities simply exporting models tailored for EU’s member states. The EU’s attempts to strengthen relations with the Mediterranean countries on a multilevel basis have not rescued women from marginalisation. Nevertheless, during the 2011 awakening, women played an important role in activating civil society. They are still considered as a key part of the fight against terrorism and radicalisation, although in some countries their condition has worsened after secular regimes have been downturned. The number of migrant women has increased and, not differently from men, they are looking for opportunities and better conditions of life while Western media tend to present them in a stereotyped way either as traumatized victim and/or as caring mother. There are other misleading common places, which need to be better conceptualised and understood, such as the alleged incompatibility between Islam and women rights. Unfortunately, women’s rights are still under attack even in European countries where they are considered consolidated. The chapters in this book were originally published in a special issue of the Journal of the Balkans and Near Eastern Studies.

National Performance

National Performance

Representing Quebec from Expo 67 to Celine Dion

  • Author: Erin Hurley
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 1442660171
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 264
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In National Performance, Erin Hurley examines the complex relationship between performance and national identity. How do theatrical performances represent the nation in which they were created? How is Quebecois performance used to define Quebec as a nation and to cultivate a sense of 'Quebec-ness' for audiences both within and outside the province? In exploring Expo 67, the critical response to Michel Tremblay's Les Belles Soeurs, Carbone 14's image-theatre, Marco Micone's writing practices, Celine Dion's popular music, and feminist performance of the 1970s and 80s, Hurley reveals the ways in which certain performances come to be understood as 'national' while others are relegated to sub-national or outsider status. Each chapter focuses on a particular historical moment in Quebec's modern history and a genre of performance emblematic of the moment, and uses these to elaborate the nature of the national performances. Winner of the Northeast Modern Language Association's Book Prize, National Performance is sophisticated yet accessible, seeking to enlarge the parameters of what counts as 'Quebecois' performance, while providing a thorough introduction to changing discourses of nation-ness in Quebec.

The Tourism We Do Not Talk About. A Study on Sexual Exploitation of Children in Tourism, with a Focus on Argentina and Brazil

The Tourism We Do Not Talk About. A Study on Sexual Exploitation of Children in Tourism, with a Focus on Argentina and Brazil

  • Author: Alana Hartmann Matschulat
  • Publisher: Anchor Academic Publishing
  • ISBN: 3960672063
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 120
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Countries facing substantial socioeconomic problems where tourism acts as an engine for development often become vulnerable to the phenomenon known as „sex tourism”. South America is a region that shows a high incidence of commercial activities of this kind, which also hides many forms of exploitation, sex trade of children being one of the most serious. What leaves room for its occurrence often are the gaps present in the legislations, along with the obsolete applicability of such laws, or even our indifference as actors capable of provoking social change. This book contains a study that seeks to identify the origins of the occurrence and the legal apparatus available to deal with the incidence of commercial sexual exploitation of children in the region, focusing on Brazil – as a pioneer – and Argentina – a recent country dealing with such an issue. Through an analysis of the evolution of the legal framework in both countries and the international mechanisms the book is also an invitation to the reader to reflect on this unmentioned side of tourism.

Health in Humanitarian Emergencies

Health in Humanitarian Emergencies

  • Author: David Townes
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107062683
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 496
  • View: 7319
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A comprehensive, best practices resource for public health and healthcare practitioners and students interested in humanitarian emergencies.

Aphorism in the Francophone Novel of the Twentieth Century

Aphorism in the Francophone Novel of the Twentieth Century

  • Author: Mark Bell
  • Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • ISBN: 0773566392
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 160
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Aphorism in the Francophone Novel of the Twentieth Century includes critical readings of Terre des hommes by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Alexandre Chenevert by Gabrielle Roy, Gouverneurs de la rosée by Jacques Roumain, Pluie et vent sur Télumée miracle by Simone Schwarz-Bart, La route des Flandres by Claude Simon, Présence de la mort by C.F. Ramuz, and Neige noire by Hubert Aquin. Bell addresses the problems inherent in the term aphorism, the narrative and discourse function of aphorism within the genre of the novel, the interrelation between the structure of aphorism and the epistemological and hermeneutical functions this sub-genre may perform as a component part of the narrative fabric, the "national" character of aphoristics, and the problems that arise from "anthologizing" a novel's aphorisms. The importance of aphoristic formulation in the French literary tradition and its undeniable presence in the modern novel make this a particularly significant and fruitful study.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Children's Issues Worldwide

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Children's Issues Worldwide

  • Author: Irving Epstein
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780313336201
  • Category: Children
  • Page: 624
  • View: 7864
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From the skyrocketing AIDS rate in Haiti to the oppressive pollution in industrial China, from the violent street culture of Nigeria to the crippling poverty in Nicaragua, from child trafficking in Thailand to child marriages in India, this jam-packed six-volume set explores all these issues and more in an unprecedented look at the world's children at the dawn of the 21st century. In recent years, while many countries have enjoyed a higher standard of living and improved working conditions, others have been torn apart by war and incapacitated by famine, and are struggling to improve life for their children and their future. Recent concern over the world's children has resulted in a global attempt to define what constitutes an acceptable childhood. New attention has been paid, not only to healthcare and secondary education, but also to the right to play and increased access to technology. The UN's codification of children's rights has done much to expand our understanding of what is needed for healthy growth and development of children and youth. Organized by region, The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Children's Issues Worldwide is the first globally focused set of this magnitude, offering extensive, up-to-date coverage of these critical issues. Original chapters accessibly synthesize current data on key topics, including education, play and recreation, child labor, family, health, laws and legal status, religious life, abuse and neglect, and growing up in the 21st century.--Provided by publisher.

Technologies for Sustainable Development

Technologies for Sustainable Development

A Way to Reduce Poverty?

  • Author: Jean-Claude Bolay,Silvia Hostettler,Eileen Hazboun
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 3319006398
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 303
  • View: 4113
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Whilst scientific research can be crucial in guiding innovation and development throughout the world, it can be too detached from real world applications, particularly in developing and emerging countries. Technologies for Sustainable Development brings together the best 20 papers from the 2012 Conference of the EPFL-UNESCO Chair in Technologies for Development with the aim to explore and discuss ways to link scientific research with development practices to assist practitioners and reply directly to social needs. In order for technologies to be adopted it is not sufficient that they are low cost and affordable but also socially, culturally and environmentally accepted by the intended users. Technologies for Sustainable Development aims to explore and answer the following three questions: • What is an appropriate technology? • How can we ensure a sustainable, integrated development? • What are the conditions for co-creation and transfer of such technologies? Focusing on the importance of improving working relationships between stakeholders; researchers and decision-makers; between scientists and industrial sectors; between academics and the population; Technologies for Sustainable Development opens a dialogue necessary to create and implement the best solutions adapted to social demands.

Essentials of Global Community Health

Essentials of Global Community Health

  • Author: Jaime Gofin,Rosa Gofin
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • ISBN: 0763773298
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 269
  • View: 539
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A New Cyropædia, Or The Travels Of Cyrus

A New Cyropædia, Or The Travels Of Cyrus

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 247
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