Converging Worlds

Author: Louise A. Breen
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136596747
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Providing a survey of colonial American history both regionally broad and "Atlantic" in coverage, Converging Worlds presents the most recent research in an accessible manner for undergraduate students. With chapters written by top-notch scholars, Converging Worlds is unique in providing not only a comprehensive chronological approach to colonial history with attention to thematic details, but a window into the relevant historiography. Each historian also selected several documents to accompany their chapter, found in the companion primary source reader. Converging Worlds: Communities and Cultures in Colonial America includes: timelines tailored for every chapter chapter summaries discussion questions lists of further reading, introducing students to specialist literature fifty illustrations. Key topics discussed include: French, Spanish, and Native American experiences regional areas such as the Midwest and Southwest religion including missions, witchcraft, and Protestants the experience of women and families. With its synthesis of both broad time periods and specific themes, Converging Worlds is ideal for students of the colonial period, and provides a fascinating glimpse into the diverse foundations of America. For additional information and classroom resources please visit the Converging Worlds companion website at www.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415964999.

Converging Worlds Of Welfare

Author: Jochen Clasen
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199584494
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This volume reviews and compares welfare policy change in the UK and Germany. It focuses on family policy, pensions, and the labour market, and covers both public provision as well as the role of company-based social protection.

Converging Worlds

Author: Maureen Kendrick
Editor: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9783906769486
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Although there are studies that examine play and literacy relationships, literacy and family relationships, and childhood play in cross-cultural contexts, there are currently no detailed, grounded studies that weave these together as a way of re-theorizing traditional approaches to the study of play and literacy in early childhood. Framed within the perspectives of emergent literacy, social constructivism, and social positioning theory, this qualitative case study explores the intersections of play, literacy, and culture through an in-depth examination of the home-based play activities of a five-year-old Chinese girl. The unique focus of the book offers an up-to-date viewpoint on the bi-directionality and reciprocity between play and literacy learning by exploring issues of gender, identity, family literacy, and culture. Written in narrative format, this highly accessible book paints a rich portrait of what it means to be a child language learner in and across complex linguistic worlds where dissonant cultures must sometimes be negotiated.

The Converging World

Author: John Pontin
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0748120033
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THE CONVERGING WORLD tells the incredible story of one community's attempt to change their world for the better. Faced with the challenge of making the English village of Chew Magna a 'zero waste' society, Pontin developed a groundbreaking non-profit scheme that twinned them with Tamil Nadu, a poor rural community in southern India. He helped set up a system of wind turbines for Tamil Nadu that would not only reduce the community's reliance on fossil fuels but also provided a local source of sustainable income. The carbon credits produced through this scheme were then sold in Chew Magna to individuals and businesses to offset emissions they cannot yet reduce - all part of a larger local zero-waste effort. The effects of this scheme have been dramatic and exhilarating - while Chew Magna gets closer to zero waste, Tamil Nadu's carbon emissions and poverty levels are diminishing accordingly. Pontin's story presents a model of action for any individual or community concerned about climate change, environmental damage, social inequality and the plight of the third world.

Converging World

Author: A. J. Pontin
Editor: Schumacher Briefing
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The principle of 'contraction and convergence' can be applied to climate change, showing us a way forward by reducing the ecological footprint of some while increasing that of others. Such convergence has many dimensions: technological change, cultural diversity, human rights and political power. This Briefing explores these ideas and describes how a charity put these ideas into action. Inspired by the work of Social Change and Development (SCAD) in India, the charity has directly reduced carbon emissions by erecting wind turbines in India, funded by individuals and businesses with high emissions elsewhere in the world in return for an allocation of the carbon saved. The Converging World is an action story which tackles the complexities of climate change, environmental degradation and social injustice.

Social Media As Surveillance

Author: Daniel Trottier
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317053826
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While there is a lot of popular and academic interest in social media, this is the first academic work which addresses its growing presence in the surveillance of everyday life. Some scholars have considered its impact on privacy, but these efforts overlook the broader risks for users. Commonsense recommendations of care and vigilance are not enough, as attempts to manage an individual presence are complicated by the features which make social media 'social'. Facebook friends routinely expose each other, and this information leaks from one context to another. This book develops a surveillance studies approach to social media by presenting first hand ethnographic research with a variety of personal and professional social media users. Using Facebook as a case-study, it describes growing monitoring practices that involve social media. What makes this study unique is that it not only considers social media surveillance as multi-purpose, but also shows how these different purposes augment one another, leading to a rapid spread of surveillance and visibility. Individual, institutional, market-based, security and intelligence forms of surveillance therefore co-exist with each other on the same site. Not only are they drawing from the same interface and information, but these practices also augment each other. This groundbreaking research considers the rapid growth and volatility of social media technology by treating these aspects as central to social media surveillance.

Media Today

Author: Joseph Turow
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 0429951280
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This seventh edition of Joseph Turow’s pathbreaking media textbook uses convergence as a lens that puts students at the center of the profound changes in the 21st century media world. It teaches students to think critically about the role of media, and what these changes mean for their lives. The book’s media systems approach helps students to look carefully at how media content is created, distributed, and exhibited in the new world that the digital revolution has created. The first part examines the media world as a whole, while the second delves deep into key media industries, such as the movie, book, and video game industries. This new edition includes critical expanded coverage of social media, as well as updated figures, tables, and pedagogy, including key terms and further activities. Media Today is an excellent introduction to the world of media in the digital age. From news media to video games and social networking to mobile platforms, it provides students with the tools they need to understand and critique the media they encounter and consume. Extensive pedagogical materials also make this a highly teachable book, well suited to the classroom. The accompanying website has also been updated with new student and instructor resources, including chapter recaps, recommended readings, and instructor’s manual.

Evolving World Converging Man

Author: Robert T. Francoeur
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Regionalism In A Converging World

Author: Toyoo Gyohten
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Converging World Views

Author: Hanna Hodacs
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In 1805 two Scottish missionaries were stranded en route to India - in Copenhagen. Shocked by the Godlessness of the Scandinavians, they decided to stay: to deploy their evangelical energies in northern Europe instead of in Asia. As they explained in a letter home, "We pity the inhabitants of Bengal and Otaheite because they worship idols, but what better are Europeans who worship no God?" This study investigates in which conceptions and experiences of the non-European world came to influence inter-European relationships - in particular, those between Britain and Sweden during the early-nineteenth-century. Although the Anglo-Swedish contacts were marked by conflicts and tensions, they still contributed significantly to the development of a pan-Protestant European view of the non-European, non-Christian world. With its transnational focus this study illuminates previously overlooked aspects of European, as well as of British and Swedish history.

The One Tier Board In The Changing And Converging World Of Corporate Governance

Author: Willem J. L. Calkoen
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Journal

Author: Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce
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Is Child Welfare Converging In The European Union

Author: John Micklewright
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English Mechanic And World Of Science

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The Itu New Initiatives Programme

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Converging Interests

Author: Jill Forshee
Editor: University of California International &
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Pc World

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Kritika

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Converging Media Diverging Politics

Author: Mike Gasher
Editor: Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739108277
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What purpose does the news media serve in contemporary North American society? In this collection of essays, experts from both the United States and Canada investigate this question, exploring the effects of media concentration in democratic systems. Specifically, the scholars collected here consider, from a range of vantage points, how corporate and technological convergence in the news industry in the United States and Canada impacts journalism's expressed role as a medium of democratic communication. More generally, and by necessity, Converging Media, Diverging Politics speaks to larger questions about the role that the production and circulation of news and information does, can, and should serve. The editors have gathered an impressive array of critical essays, featuring interesting and well-documented case studies that will prove useful to both students and researchers of communications and media studies.