Limes

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Literary Mapping In The Digital Age

Autore: David Cooper
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1317104560
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Drawing on the expertise of leading researchers from around the globe, this pioneering collection of essays explores how geospatial technologies are revolutionizing the discipline of literary studies. The book offers the first intensive examination of digital literary cartography, a field whose recent and rapid development has yet to be coherently analysed. This collection not only provides an authoritative account of the current state of the field, but also informs a new generation of digital humanities scholars about the critical and creative potentials of digital literary mapping. The book showcases the work of exemplary literary mapping projects and provides the reader with an overview of the tools, techniques and methods those projects employ.

Multidisciplinary Teleconsultation In Developing Countries

Autore: Michelangelo Bartolo
Editore: Springer
ISBN: 331972763X
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This book presents a replicable model of multidisciplinary teleconsultation, designed and set up by Global Health Telemedicine, that offers very significant health benefits in remote and rural areas of developing countries. The model is based on experiences gained in sub-Saharan Africa while training and cooperating with local health professionals within the DREAM program, managed by the Community of Sant’Egidio. This program has to date treated almost 300,000 patients across many countries and has provided health education and disease prevention training to tens of millions. It originated in the context of the fight against AIDS but has been extended to encompass other pathologies and to exploit the capabilities of new telemedicine technologies that allow multispecialist teleconsultation (hence the acronym now represents “Disease Relief through Excellent and Advanced Means”). In addition to thorough description of the program, readers will find reflections and analysis on logistical, technical, sociological, and epidemiological issues. The book is divided into thematic chapters with easy-to-understand graphics. It will be a readily accessible source of information for professionals in international cooperation and global health students and professionals.

Il Nuovo Sudafrica L Eredit Di Nelson Mandela

Autore: Fabrizio Altea
Editore: Fabrizio Altea
ISBN: 6050381410
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Il 5 dicembre 2013 a Johannesburg, all’età di 95 anni, moriva Nelson Mandela. Alla cerimonia funebre, svoltasi allo stadio di Soweto, erano presenti circa 100 capi ed ex-capi di Stato e di governo provenienti da tutto il mondo e le celebrazioni vennero trasmesse in diretta in ogni angolo del pianeta. Questo fa capire quanta popolarità abbia riscosso durante la sua vita l’ex presidente del Sudafrica, al quale si deve il merito storico di aver combattuto e superato il regime di segregazione razziale (apartheid) che afflisse il suo Paese per oltre quarant’anni. Tuttavia, furono numerosi i lati meno conosciuti, spesso nascosti di Mandela, quindi eviteremo di ridurre il discorso alla lotta tra i “bianchi da una parte e i neri dall’altra”. Analizzeremo gli eventi che hanno caratterizzato il Sudafrica, dimostrando che le cose non sono andate sempre e soltanto così, e che la storiografia seria non conosce soltanto il bianco e il nero ma è presente un ampio numero di sfumature. L’intenzione è dunque quella di parlare di una storia “mai scritta” del Sudafrica e di fare una “revisione” storico-politica della colonizzazione europea, la quale viene spesso vista solo e semplicemente come un massacro di “indigeni” buoni e pacifici, sempre e comunque vittime della malvagità e del razzismo occidentale. Se dal punto di vista socio-economico il Sudafrica è lo Stato più evoluto ed industrializzato del Continente (dal 2010 vanta infatti di essere annoverato fra i Paesi emergenti del BRICS, con Brasile, Russia, India, Cina), per certi aspetti la situazione è rimasta invariata, se non peggiorata. Le forme di razzismo non sono scomparse, anzi, paradossalmente, il fenomeno si è capovolto: la popolazione dei bianchi (afrikaner), insediata da circa quattro secoli nella regione, è oggigiorno minacciata da una neoborghesia nera che viene fomentata dall’ANC. Questa nuova classe medio-borghese nera ha fatto fortuna nell’industria pesante del Paese, spesso attraverso una serie di legami clientelari con il governo. Come vedremo, all’interno dell’ANC si è verificato un progressivo fazionismo che rappresenta, in realtà, lo specchio del Sudafrica come appare ora: sempre più diviso, con la differenza che la diseguaglianza economica non si pone più solo tra la minoranza bianca e la maggioranza nera, ma è interna a quest’ultima. Questi e altri svariati motivi, stanno portando le masse a sentirsi distanti dalle rappresentanze politiche tradizionali; così i consensi all’African National Congress stanno calando decisamente negli ultimi anni e, dall’altro lato, stanno aumentando i favori verso i partiti più radicali, come evidenziano le ultime elezioni del 7 Maggio 2014.

Yod Magazine Cambiamento

Autore: Giovanni Scarafile (Ed.)
Editore: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1291915133
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Social Movements

Autore: Donatella della Porta
Editore: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405148217
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Social Movements is a comprehensive introduction and critical analysis of collective action in society today. In this new edition, the authors have updated all chapters with the most recent scientific literature, expanded on topics such as individual motivations, new media, public policies, and governance. Draws on research and empirical work across the social sciences to address the key questions in this international field. New edition expands on topics such as individual motivations, new media, public policies, and governance. Has been redesigned in a more user-friendly format.

Making Political Geography

Autore: John Agnew
Editore: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442212314
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Dating from its inception in the late nineteenth century, political geography as a field has been heavily influenced by global events of the time. Thus, rather than trying to impose a single “fashionable” theory, leading geographers John Agnew and Luca Muscarà consider the underlying role of changing geopolitical context as their framework for understanding the evolution of the discipline. The authors trace the development of key thinkers and theories during three distinct periods—1875–1945, the Cold War, and the post–Cold War—emphasizing the ongoing struggle between theoretical “monism” and “pluralism,” or one path to knowledge versus many. The world has undergone dramatic shifts since the book’s first publication in 2002, and this thoroughly revised and updated second edition focuses especially on reinterpretations of the post–Cold War period. Agnew and Muscarà explore the renewed questioning of international borders, the emergence of the Middle East and displacement of Europe as the center of global geopolitics, the rise of China and other new powers, the reappearance of environmental issues, and the development of critical geopolitics. With its deeply knowledgeable and balanced history and overview of the field, this concise work will be a valuable and flexible text for all courses in political geography.

The End Of Protest

Autore: Micah White
Editore: Knopf Canada
ISBN: 034581004X
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"From the co-creator of the Occupy Wall Street movement, a refreshing manifesto that inaugurates the future of social activism and the end of protest as you know it. Intellectually ambitious and spiritually compelling, [this work] will be the most talked-about non-fiction book in 2016. Activism is broken. In recent years we have witnessed the largest protests in human history. And yet these mass mobilizations no longer change society. Now protest is at a crossroads: innovation or irrelevance. Drawing on his unique experience as a founder of Occupy Wall Street, in his first book, 'The End of Protest,' Micah White explores the theory, tactics and principles of social change."

Holy Wars And Holy Alliance

Autore: Manlio Graziano
Editore: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231543913
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Religions are creeping back into the social, political, and economic spheres previously occupied by secular institutions and ideologies. Disillusioned with industrial progress and cut off from opportunity and wealth, many are looking to Buddhism, Judaism, Islam, and Christianity to restore a sense of purpose not found in daily life. Since the 1970s, the Catholic Church has sought a “holy alliance” among the world’s religions to recentralize religious ideas and practice in modern society. Holy Wars or Holy Alliances explores the nation-state’s current crisis to better understand its origins and future development. Focusing on the Catholic Church, Manlio Graziano looks at how Catholicism has coordinated world religions in joint actions. Through its material, financial, and institutional strength, the Church has gained power and increased its profile in international politics. Challenging the ideas that modernity is tied to progress and religion necessarily means decline, Graziano documents the “return” or the “revenge” of God in all facets of secular life. He shows that tolerance, pluralism, democracy, and science have not triumphed as claimed in modern times. To fully grasp the destabilizing dynamics at work in our world today, Graziano argues, we must appreciate the nature of the religious struggles and political holy wars now unfolding across the international stage.

Hezbollah The Story Of The Party Of God

Autore: E. Azani
Editore: Springer
ISBN: 0230116299
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The book examines the Hezbollah movement from a multidisciplinary, comprehensive, historical, and systematic perspective to explain how it has evolved since its inception in the early 1980s to the present.