Beyond Adaptation

Author: Phyllis Frus
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 0786455780
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Some film and novel revisions go so far beyond adaptation that they demand a new designation. This critical collection explores movies, plays, essays, comics and video games that supersede adaptation to radically transform their original sources. Fifteen essays investigate a variety of texts that rework everything from literary classics to popular children’s books, demonstrating how these new, stand-alone creations critically engage their sources and contexts. Particular attention is paid to parody, intertextuality, and fairy-tale transformations in the examination of these works, which occupy a unique narrative and creative space.

Fertility Change On The American Frontier

Author: Lee L. Bean
Editor: University of California Press
ISBN: 0520301579
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With findings that challenge conventional wisdom, Fertility Change on the American Frontier will interest demographers, sociologists, and historians. Examining the marriage and childbearing behavior of one predominantly L.D.S. (Mormon) population, the book calls into question traditional concepts and methods used to study high fertility populations. Mormons were responsible for the settlement, colonization, and development of one of America's last western frontiers. Availability of detailed information on marriage and childbearing, in a large file of approximately 185,000 family records, makes it possible to study the processes of the decline in fertility more extensively than has ever been done before in a major historical demographic study. The authors examine family formation among cohorts of women born between 1800 and 1899 and contrast two competing explanations of fertility change among Western societies: an adaptation argument versus an innovation argument. They demonstrate that the process of increasing fertility limitation beginning in the later part of the nineteenth century involves more than simply stopping childbearing after a given family size has been achieved. It reflects the adoption of a pattern of child spacing indicating a commitment to family limitation early in the marriage cycle. Clearly we must reexamine earlier studies which assumed that high-fertility populations were not interested in or aware of the possibilities of fertility control. Fertility control can no longer be treated as an innovation of Western industrial societies or as an innovation introduced through national family planning programs. We see that among the Utah frontier population marriage and childbearing represented a rational adaptation to a set of rapidly changing social and economic conditions. Without adequate technologies for family limitation, this population was nevertheless successful in reducing family size quickly and dramatically, once the presumed opportunities of the frontier disappeared. This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1990.

Lectures On The Philosophy Of Arithmetic And The Adaptation Of That Science To The Business Purposes Of Life

Author: Uriah Parke
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Beyond The Battlefield

Author: G. Scott Taylor (Lt.Col.)
Editor: Strategic Studies Institute U. S. Army War College
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The Army goes to great lengths to capture lessons learned and preserve these lessons for current practitioners and future generations. Though the Army is one of the most self-critical organizations found in American society, a well-deserved reputation has also been earned for failing to inculcate those lessons by transforming the institutional Army. Change is achieved through a continuous cycle of adaptive innovation, experimentation, and experience. In Iraq, out of necessity while in contact with a dynamic enemy, the Army transformed on the battlefield with radical changes in doctrine, organization, training, and material, which significantly enabled battlefield success. As a result of the withdrawal of troops from Iraq at the end of 2011, this paper analyzes the success of the military's counterinsurgency strategy and nation-building efforts, examines the future of combat which the Army may face in order to recommend a suitable force posture, and makes recommendations for future competencies and capabilities utilizing the problem-solving construct of DOTMLPF in order to ensure future victories in this relevant component of the full spectrum of conflict.

Beyond Aid Ensuring Adaptation To Climate Change Works For The Poor

Author: Catherine Pettengell
Editor: Oxfam
ISBN: 1848142323
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Business And Society Strategies For The 1980 S

Author: United States. Dept. of Commerce. Task Force on Corporate Social Performance
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The Bookman

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Blackwood S Lady S Magazine

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Beyond The Grave

Author: Randolph Sinks Foster
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Adaptations As Imitations

Author: James John Griffith
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Includes Aristotle: Poetics, Truman Capote: In Cold Blood, John Steinbeck: The Grapes of Wrath, etc.

The Continuity Of Social Adaptation From Infancy Through Kindergarten

Author: Pamela Kidder Ashley
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Edra Proceedings Of The Annual Environmental Design Research Association Conference

Author: Environmental Design Research Association
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The Wisconsin Farmer

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The Wisconsin Farmer And Northwestern Cultivator

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Finlandization

Author: Hans Mouritzen
Editor: Dartmouth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780566056567
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Dansk, men engelsksproget og engelsk udgivet bog om "finlandisering" d.v.s. kunsten at tilpasse sig i udenrigspolitisk henseende til stærkere modstanderlande jf. forholdet mellem Finland og Sovjetunionen. Begrebet bliver nøjere analyseret i denne lærerige bog med illustrative eksempler fra især Danmark og Sverige i forholdet til Sovjet.

Beyond Equilibrium Theory

Author: M. Ross DeWitt
Editor: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761817390
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Beyond Equilibrium Theory is a fundamentally new interpretation of social reality that introduces theories of social formation and transformation, for micro- and macro-analysis of action systems and social movements. Equilibrium and conflict are viewed as societal variants rather than as ideal or natural states. Classical theorists are placed within a common theoretical framework, in an analysis of social order and social change as separate continua. Multiple path models trace changing patterns of partnering and power sharing. Hypotheses are tested with field-collected survey data, regression analysis of higher-order interactions, and comparisons of means adjusted for other effects. Researchers are provided with detailed methods of integrating theory and research, including nonlinear models and new logics of causality.

Life Beyond 85 Years

Author: Colleen Leahy Johnson
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Those 85 years and older - the oldest old - are now the fastest growing age group in the United States. Using their original research, Drs. Johnson and Barer examine how the oldest old adapt to daily challenges and what competencies they need to survive and continue living in the community. The authors address the topics of health and physical status, family and social relationships, and quality of life, as well as the implications that this increase in life expectancy have for families and society. The book features vignettes that illustrate how the oldest old perceive and interpret their world, and thereby convey the aura of their survivorship. This volume is of importance to academics, students, and researchers in social gerontology as well as policy makers.