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Works: 5,236 works in 5,304 publications in 1 language and 55,116 library holdings
Genres: History  Classification  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Cross-cultural studies 
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Classifications: CC72.7, 364.15087
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Most widely held works by Ebooks Corporation
Sovereign wealth funds and international political economy by Manda Shemirani( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

For the first time, Shemirani provides a systematic methodology for the study of Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) over their life span and emphasizes the need for a paradigm shift in our approach towards the study of state capitalism. Applied in this book to the world's four largest SWFs - Government Pension Fund-Global of Norway, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority of the United Arab Emirates, Temasek of Singapore, and the National Wealth Fund of the Russian Federation, this methodology can also be applied to other funds or form a basis for further analytical studies of SWFs. In addition to its first hand approach, the book addresses concerns about the lack of transparency by offering insights into the functioning and investment strategies of the selected SWFs. Academics and students in international political economy, international finance and international business as well as financiers, business leaders, and policy makers, will find the subject and the approach of this book highly useful
The politics of shopping : what consumers learn about identity, globalization, and social change by Kaela Jubas( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This revised version of Kaela Jubas' award winning dissertation focuses on contemporary shopping practices, analyzing the ways concerned shoppers think about globalization, consumption, and their personal effect on the status quo. By using numerous examples from modern advertising, interviews with self-described "radical" shoppers, and selected quotes from scholars and experts, Jubas delves into questions of social justice, environmental awareness, and consumer identity-all demonstrated by individual choices made at the checkout counter. Employing a variety of qualitative research techniques and complex and counterintuitive cultural theory, Jubas's study will interest those in adult education, cultural studies, consumer research, and qualitative inquiry. --From publisher's description
The SAGE handbook of child research by Gary B, ed Melton( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This authoritative and interdisciplinary handbook takes its lead from a number of key assumptions on the subject of research methods for child-related research. These include, to name but a couple of examples, the importance of recognising the significance of the different contexts in which children find themselves in determining the nature of appropriate research methods, and the importance of having clear ethical guidelines and standards governing the research activities of those involved in research on and with children
Regulating the British economy, 1660-1850 by Perry Gauci( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by recent research on the cultural impact of economic change, an international team of leading academics and younger scholars examine the ways in which state and society responded to fundamental economic transition. The studies embrace all aspects of the regulatory process, from developing ideas on the economy, to the passage of legislation, and to the negotiation of economic policy and change in practice. The book challenges the general characterization of the period as a shift from a regulated economy to a more laissez-faire system, highlighting the uncertain but significant relatio
Gauguin : 1848-1903( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume invites the reader to follow the visionary painter Paul Gauguin from France to exotic Tahiti, guided by his colorful masterpieces. Featuring a collection of both iconic and less well-known works by this influential artist, this book highlights Gauguin's famously erotic, primitive style and use of vivid colors
Working together : organizational transactional analysis and business performance by Anita Mountain( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Organizational Transactional Analysis is a discipline whose focus is on enabling effective communication at all levels of the organization. It looks at development and change from the individual, team, department and organizational levels. This book, and Organizational TA as a whole, operates from an assumption of health - this is a very different approach from other communication methodologies which tend to focus on the problems. TA focuses on building on what is already working, rather than what isn't. From their many years of experience Anita Mountain and Chris Davidson are convinced them that TA offers everyone within the workforce different options on how to relate. "Working Together" offers up-to-date theory developed by the authors through their extensive knowledge of TA and of the business world. The clear explanations and diagrams in the book outline how you can develop and maintain effective communication and be aware of the processes involved in carrying out decisions and strategies. With chapters on how to apply TA in the workplace "Working Together" is a down-to-earth yet intelligent read and an important resource for those who wish to improve the quality of relationships and improve productivity. It will be of value to individuals, leaders, and managers at all levels. Whether the issue is emotional intelligence, stress, poor communication or different departmental/regional perspectives, this book offers a toolkit of resources to support the people processes aspects of the business
Semantics : an international handbook of natural language meaning by Claudia Maienborn( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Fitzgerald legacy : reforming public life in Australia and beyond by Colleen Lewis( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Queensland Government Commission of Inquiry into Possible Illegal Activities and Associated Police Misconduct, commonly referred to as the Fitzgerald Inquiry, lasted for two years. Its findings and recommendations, tabled in Parliament in May 1989, continue to have a significant effect on many aspects of public life in Queensland and beyond. This edited collection recalls the events that led up to the Fitzgerald Inquiry and examines the extraordinary influence the 'watershed' inquiry has had on police and public sector reform at the state, national and international levels
Disability hate crimes : does anyone really hate disabled people? by Mark Sherry( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disability hate crimes are a global problem. They are often violent and hyper-aggressive, with life-changing effects on victims, and they send consistent messages of intolerance and bigotry. This ground-breaking book shows that disability hate crimes do exist, that they have unique characteristics which distinguish them from other hate crimes, and that more effective policies and practices can and must be developed to respond and prevent them
British-Indian adult children of divorce : context, impact and coping by Chaitali Das( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first book to analyze the experiences of British-Indian adult children of divorce and contextualize their experiences within the larger multi-cultural polity of the UK. It also discusses the value and implications of understanding the divorce phenomenon and how it is experienced within this community to present insights into what multi-cultural social work and knowledge can mean. This can also enhance support provision for all children and enable better coping of family transitions by acknowledging their specific contexts and needs
Creative time and space : making room for making art by Ricë Freeman-Zachery( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Discover ways to keep the creative part of your brain engaged even during activities such as shopping or doing "business work" on the computer. Learn how to budget your time by spending less of it surfing the internet and more time sketching out your next creative project. Pull yourself out of a creative rut with ideas from reorganizing your studio to remembering that mistakes can be fun to forcing yourself to try a new color palette. Obtain an insider look into the studios of several successful artist and get a glimpse of where they get to go to work every day and the rituals they use to get the juices flowing. Try out jump-starting exercises for your brain andunleash an entirely new creative direction" -- back cover
The territorial organization of variety : cooperation and competition in Bordeaux, Napa and Chianti Classico by Jerry Patchell( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The wine industry appears to be an anomaly within the modern global economy. Using case studies from Bordeaux, Napa Valley and Chianti Classico, this book argues that rather than being a vestige or a serendipitous phenomenon, this variety results from a sophisticated alternative organization of production
Music education : cultural values, social change and innovation by Robert Walker( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an important work that addresses the complex issues surrounding musical meaning and experience, and the Western traditional justification for including music in education. The chapters in this volume examine the important subjects of tradition, innovation, social change, the music curriculum, music in the twentieth century, social strata, culture and music education, psychology, science and music education, including musical values and education. Additional topics include the origins of mania, aesthetics and musical meaning related to concepts that are well-known to the ancient Greeks
Selling ethnicity : urban cultural politics in the Americas by Olaf Kaltmeier( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bringing together a multidisciplinary team of scholars, this book explores the importance of ethnicity and cultural economy in the post-Fordist city in the Americas. The work argues that cultural, political and economic elites make use of cultural and ethnic elements in city planning and architecture in order to construct a unique image of a particular city. It also shows how, simultaneously, ethnic communities can benefit from ethnic labelling of cultural production
Artifact classification : a conceptual and methodological approach by Dwight W Read( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dwight Read offers a methodology for producing systematic classifications of objects that are both salient to the cultural groups that produced them and relevant for establishing cultural categories and timelines for archaeologists
The social fund 20 years on : historical and policy aspects of loaning social security by Chris Grover( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chris Grover critically reflects on the introduction of the Social Fund and its operation in the past two decades, engaging with the argument that was made in the 1980s that relieving need by way of loan was new in social security policy. Using primary data hitherto ignored by social policy research, he locates Social Fund loans in a lengthy history of debate about, and practice in, loaning poor relief and social security. Understanding this history will give a greater depth to our understanding of the state's purposes in relieving the poorest people as well as to our knowledge of contemporary
Queer company : the role and meaning of friendship in gay men's work lives by Nick Rumens( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This ground- breaking book utilises in-depth qualitative research to analyse gay men's friendships at work; investigating the theme via several philosophical and sociological routes. It examines how workplace friendships are established, developed and organised and impacted by organisational factors. It illuminates the significance of these friendships for the participants and how a clearer and stronger self image can develop as a result. For sociologists and management studies academics this will prove a practical and informative resource
Imprisoning medieval women : the non-judicial confinement and abduction of women in England, c.1170-1509 by Gwen Seabourne( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study of the confinement of women highlights the disparity in regulation concerning male and female imprisonment in the middle ages, and gives a useful perspective on the nature of medieval law, its scope and limitations, and its interaction with royal power and prerogative. It examines situations in which women might be imprisoned without formal accusation of trial; how social status, national allegiance and stage of life affected the chances of imprisonment; the relevant legal rules and norms; the extent to which legal and constitutional developments in medieval England affected women's
Equipment management : key to equipment reliability and productivity in mining by Paul D Tomlingson( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For too long, maintenance has been regarded as a "necessary evil" rather than a vital contributor to effective mining operations. Today's enlightened mining managers are realizing that a new approach is urgently needed. Quality maintenance is far too important to be left solely in the hands of maintenance. An integrated, well-understood, companywide strategy is essential to succeed in today's fiercely competitive, high-stakes marketplace
The sun never sets : reflections on a western life by L. W Lane( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Sun Never Sets tells the extraordinary story of L.W. "Bill" Lane, Jr., longtime publisher of Sunset magazine, pioneering environmentalist, and U.S. ambassador
 
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The politics of shopping : what consumers learn about identity, globalization, and social changeRegulating the British economy, 1660-1850Working together : organizational transactional analysis and business performanceDisability hate crimes : does anyone really hate disabled people?British-Indian adult children of divorce : context, impact and copingThe territorial organization of variety : cooperation and competition in Bordeaux, Napa and Chianti ClassicoSelling ethnicity : urban cultural politics in the AmericasArtifact classification : a conceptual and methodological approach