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Works: 4,223 works in 4,268 publications in 1 language and 62,367 library holdings
Genres: History  Classification  Biography  Handbooks and manuals  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Cross-cultural studies 
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Classifications: HV6250.4.H35, 364.15087
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Most widely held works by Ebooks Corporation
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
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 and Romans, which are compared to contemporary life. The rise of studies of musical behavior by social psychologists has been an important feature for the last two decades, and the relevance of this development to music education is explored. Articulating the difference between education and entertainment has been central to discussions and debates about the role of music in education since Plato and Aristotle first examined the problem. Many of the questions and issues raised by these two Greek philosophers in ancient Greece about the nature of music and its role in education are highly relevant today, and these are examined in the context of the twenty-first century. The writer stresses that music is a product of specific cultural ways of thinking and doing, and its inclusion in education can only be justified in terms of the importance a particular culture places on its music as a valued art form. The implications for music education are that those teaching music should focus in the ways musicians employ special cultural ways of thinking in their compositions and performance practices, whatever the genre. (Contains 28 illustrations and 2 tables.)
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

Sovereign wealth funds and international political economy by Manda Shemirani( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries 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
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
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 0 WorldCat member libraries 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
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
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. Written with Stanford historian Bertrand Patenaude, this fascinating memoir traces Sunset's profound impact on a new generation of Americans seeking opportunity and adventure in the great American West. Bill Lane was a Californian whose life spanned a vital period of the state's emergence as the embodiment (or symbol) of the country's aspirations. His recollections offer readers a rich slice of the histor
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
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
Tarab : travels with my guitar by Carl Cleves( )

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

From the Sudan to Northern New South Wales, Tarab is an epic, mesmerising tale of high adventure and the search for meaning. Carl Cleves escapes national service in Belgium to live in South Africa at the height of the apartheid era. So begin the adventures and quests, wanderings and narrow escapes, mishaps and illuminations of a guitar-toting troubadour in his roles as young beat poet, law student, single father, relief worker in India and recording star in Brazil. Cleves's page turning memoir is no simple music biography, but rather the travel story of an artist's quest for tarab: a place whe
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 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
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

Anita Mountain and Chris Davidson explore the dynamics of organizations and their performance through the lens of Transactional Analysis. TA is particularly accessible and effective because every tool can be illustrated with diagrams and the text uses this principle to provide a balance between theory and practical application. This is a book that offers a comprehensive look at the whole range of aspects that enhance and support relationships within the context of organizations
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
Creative time and space : making room for making art by Ric 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 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
 
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Sovereign wealth funds and international political economyRegulating the British economy, 1660-1850The politics of shopping : what consumers learn about identity, globalization, and social changeDisability hate crimes : does anyone really hate disabled people?The 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 approachImprisoning medieval women : the non-judicial confinement and abduction of women in England, c.1170-1509