Undesirable Practices

Author: Jessica Cammaert
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803286945
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Undesirable Practices examines both the intended and the unintended consequences of "imperial feminism" and British colonial interventions in "undesirable" cultural practices in northern Ghana. Jessica Cammaert addresses the state management of social practices such as female circumcision, nudity, prostitution, and "illicit" adoption as well as the hesitation to impose severe punishments for the slave dealing of females, particularly female children. She examines the gendered power relations and colonial attitudes that targeted women and children spanning pre- and postcolonial periods, the early postindependence years, and post-Nkrumah policies. In particular, Cammaert examines the limits of the male colonial gaze and argues that the power lay not in the gaze itself but in the act of "looking away," a calculated aversion of attention intended to maintain the tribal community and retain control over the movement, sexuality, and labor of women and children. With its examination of broader time periods and topics and its complex analytical arguments, Undesirable Practices makes a valuable contribution to literature in African studies, contemporary advocacy discourse, women and gender studies, and critical postcolonial studies.

Social Practices Intervention And Sustainability

Author: Yolande Strengers
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317810791
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In an era of dramatic environmental change, social change is desperately needed to curb burgeoning consumption. Many calls to action have focused on individual behaviour or technological innovation, with relative silence from the social sciences on other modes and methods of intervening in social life. This book shows how we can go beyond behaviour change in the pursuit of sustainability. Inspired by the ‘practice turn’ in consumption studies, this interdisciplinary book looks through the lens of social practice theory to explore important and timely questions about how to intervene in social life. It discusses a range of applied sustainability topics including energy consumption, housing provision, water demand, transport, climate change, curbside recycling and smart grids, seeking to redefine what intervention is, how it happens, and who or what can intervene to address the growing list of environmental calamities facing contemporary societies. These issues are explored through a range of specific case studies from Australia, the UK and the US, providing theoretical insights that are of international relevance. The book will be of interest to researchers and students in the fields of sociology, consumption studies, environmental studies, geography, and science and technology studies, as well as policy makers and practitioners seeking to intervene in social life for sustainability.

Product Design Methods And Practices

Author: Henry W. Stoll
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780824775650
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"Focuses on functional, aesthetically pleasing, mechanically reliable, and easily made products that improve profitability for manufacturers and provide long-term satisfaction for customers. Offers concrete, practical insight immediately applicable to new product design and development projects."

Code Of Federal Regulations

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Msu Business Topics

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Standards Of American Legislation

Author: Ernst Freund
Editor: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
ISBN: 1584775521
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Freund, Ernst. Standards of American Legislation: An Estimate of Restrictive and Constructive Factors. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1917. xx, 327 pp. Reprinted 2006 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 978-1-58477-552-2. ISBN-10: 1-58477-552-1. Cloth. $95.* Esteemed by Vanderbilt and recommended by Pound for its treatment of judicial precedent, this book originated as a series of lectures at Johns Hopkins in 1915, Ernst Freund offered this work "to suggest the possibility of supplementing the established doctrine of constitutional law which enforces legislative norms through ex post facto review and negation by a system of positive principles that should guide and control the making of statutes, and give more definite meaning and content to the concept of due process of law" (Preface, v). Freund was Professor of Jurisprudence and Public Law in the University of Chicago. Vanderbilt, Studying Law 409. Pound, An Introduction to American Law 41 cited in Marke, A Catalogue of the Law Collection at New York University (1953) 205.

Meditation Practices For Health State Of The Research

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Editor: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 9781422324899
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The Psychic Healing Phenomenon In The Philippines And In Other Countries

Author: Ernesto A. Logarta
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1465325018
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Filipino writers, in dealing with the psychic healing phenomenon in the Philippines, have utilized varied and diverse approaches to the practice of the native healers: naturalistic, psychological, medico, sociological, historical, anthropological, and occult. Foreign writers on the psychic healing phenomenon are more advanced in their approaches and techniques. Their emphasis is on paranormal reality, extra sensory perception (ESP), psychic diagnosis, altered states of conciousness, and salutary effects of love. Implied in the writings of some Filipino authors on psychic healing are the positive effects of the results of their researches on future education. Education can help the students make use of the herbal medicines in health preservation, disease prevention, and cure. Furthermore the impact of psychic healing in education can enhance positive states of the mind conducive to efficient learning. Lastly, the teacher who has access to the powers of the mind can be led to discover the salutary effects of love to maximize thinking abilities in so far as they relate to teaching and learning.

Housing

Author: Great Britain. Law Commission
Editor: The Stationery Office
ISBN: 9780101745628
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This report completes the Law Commission's programme of work on the reform and modernisation of housing law and practice. Earlier reports were (1) "Renting homes" (Law Com. 297, Cm. 6781, ISBN 9780101678124) and (2) "Housing: proportionate dispute resolution (Law Com. 309, Cm. 7377, ISBN 9780101737722). The focus of this report is the private rented sector, specifically the repair and maintenance of the property and harassment and unlawful eviction. It builds on the consultation paper on this topic (2007, Consultation paper 181, ISBN 9780117037816). Part 1 sets out the background, and part 2 considers the case for change. Part 3 reviews the history of regulation. The options for change outlined in the discussion paper are rehearsed in part 4 and part 5 sets out the conclusions drawn by the Commission from the responses to that paper (which are detailed in appendix B). Part 6 sets out the recommendations for reform. The review offers the prospect of a new regulatory approach that will be of significant social benefit. Implementation of the recommendations in "Renting homes" would contribute to the understanding of both landlords and occupiers of their mutual legal rights and responsibilities and encourage responsible renting. Smart regulation is proposed, involving much greater self-regulation by the sector, the establishment of housing standards monitors and codes of practice for housing management practice and letting agents. The recommendations set out a series of affordable and proportionate measures that, by enhancing self-regulation, will improve the management of the private rented sector.