This interdisciplinary work discusses the construction, maintenance, evolution, and destruction of home and community spaces, which are central to the development of social cohesion. By examining how people throughout the world form different communities to establish a sense of home, the volume surveys the formation of identity within the context of rapid development, global and domestic neoliberal and political governmental policies, and various societal pressures. The themes of cooperation, conflict, inclusion, exclusion, and balance require negotiation between different actors (e.g., the state, professional developers, social activists, and residents) as homes and communities develop. Robert W. Compton, Jr. is Professor of Africana and Latino Studies and Political Science at SUNY, College at Oneonta, USA. His research interests include political development and international political economy of Southern Africa and East Asia. Ho Hon Leung is Professor of Sociology at SUNY, College at Oneonta, USA. His research interests include ethnic relations, immigration, urban studies, architectural sociology, and comparative aging. He is also Director and Co-founder of 4C5M Studio. Yaser Robles is a faculty member in the History, Philosophy, Religion and Social Sciences Department (HPRSS) at Choate Rosemary Hall, USA. His research interests include colonial Latin America, Latin American and Caribbean Diasporas to the United States, and Afro-Latin American cultures.
Elaborations Toward a Notion of Community Music Therapy: Brynjulf Stige
Community safety is a narrowly defined concept that allows states to ignore arguably more serious threats caused by pro-market policies and the actions of major corporations. This book redresses the idea of what constitutes a social harm and outlines a new policy agenda.
Die in diesem Band versammelten Beiträge befassen sich mit dem Begriff des Eros auf Grundlage eines breiten Spektrums historischer, literarischer und kultureller Perspektiven. Eines der wesentlichen Ziele der Publikation ist es, sowohl die Macht als auch die problematischen Aspekte des Eros sowie seinen Beitrag zur Gründung von Familien und Gemeinschaften zu erfassen. Die textbasierten und theoretischen Annäherungen an das Konzept des Eros und die vielfältigen in diesem Zusammenhang erschlossenen Themen reflektieren die unterschiedlichen wissenschaftlichen Disziplinen sowie die interdisziplinäre Herangehensweise der Autoren. Ein besonderer Schwerpunkt liegt auf den historischen Aspekten des Eros, seiner zeitlichen Einordnung und Kontextualisierung. This collection of articles deals with the notion of Eros from a broad range of historical, literary and cultural perspectives. One of the primary aims of the collection is to comprehend both the power and the problematic aspects of Eros and its contribution to the formation of family and community. Considering the concept of Eros textually and theoretically, the variety of topics raised reflects the different disciplines of the authors as well as their interdisciplinary approach. Special emphasis was given to the historical aspect of Eros, its temporal location and contextualization. Yosef Kaplan is the Bernard Cherrick Emeritus Professor of Jewish History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His most recent publications include The Religious Cultures of Dutch Jewry (with Dan Michman, Leiden-Boston 2017) and Early Modern Religious and Ethnic Communities in Exile (Cambridge 2017). Yoav Rinon is a Renee Lang professor in the Department of Comparative Literature and the Department of Classics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His publications include: Sadian Reflections (Madison, 2005), Homer and the Dual Model of the Tragic (Ann Arbor, 2008), a verse translation of and commentary (with Luisa Ferretti-Cuomo) on Dante´s Inferno (Carmel Press, 2013), and The Crisis in the Humanities (Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2014). Shimrit Peled is a Lecturer at the Department of Hebrew Literature at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Among her publications: The Israeli sovereign: discourse and the novel 1967-1973 (Jerusalem, 2014), ´´Constructing Sexual Feminine Subjectivity in Victoria by Sami Michael´´ (Jerusalem, 2014). Ruth Fine is Salomon and Victoria Cohen Professor of Iberian and Latin American Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her recent publications include Lo converso: orden imaginario y realidad en la cultura española (with M. Guillemont and J.D. Vila) (Madrid/ Frankfurt 2013) and Reescrituras bíblicas cervantinas (Madrid/Frankfurt, 2014).
This book focuses on the imaginary construction and deconstruction of human communities in modern and contemporary fiction. Drawing on recent theoretical debate on the notion of community (Nancy, Blanchot, Badiou, Esposito), this collection examines narratives by Joyce, Mansfield, Davies, Naipaul, DeLillo, Atwood and others. Pilar Villar Argáiz, University of Granada, Spain Mercedes Díaz Dueñas, University of Granada, Spain María J. López, University of Córdoba, Spain
Community, Conflict and the State:Rethinking Notions of ´Safety´, ´Cohesion´ and ´Wellbeing´. Auflage 2008 C. Cooper
What does being flexible mean in practice? What can the move towards flexible work contracts tell us about organizational change in general and about changing forms of workplace governance and control in particular? This book engages with transforming notions of career and community at a transnational temporary agency.
It has been argued that science fiction (SF) gives a kind of weather forecast - not the telling of a fortune but rather the rough feeling of what the future might be like. The intention in this book is to consider some of these bygone forecasts made by SF and to use this as a prism through which to view current developments in science and technology. In each of the ten main chapters - dealing in turn with antigravity, space travel, aliens, time travel, the nature of reality, invisibility, robots, means of transportation, augmentation of the human body, and, last but not least, mad scientists - common assumptions once made by the SF community about how the future would turn out are compared with our modern understanding of various scientific phenomena and, in some cases, with the industrial scaling of computational and technological breakthroughs. A further intention is to explain how the predictions and expectations of SF were rooted in the scientific orthodoxy of their day, and use this to explore how our scientific understanding of various topics has developed over time, as well as to demonstrate how the ideas popularized in SF subsequently influenced working scientists. Since gaining a BSc in physics from the University of Bristol and a PhD in theoretical physics from the University of Manchester, Stephen Webb has worked in a variety of universities in the UK. He is a regular contributor to the Yearbook of Astronomy series and has published an undergraduate textbook on distance determination in astronomy and cosmology as well as several popular science books. Since gaining a BSc in physics from the University of Bristol and a PhD in theoretical physics from the University of Manchester, Stephen Webb has worked in a variety of universities in the UK. He is a regular contributor to the Yearbook of Astronomy series and has published an undergraduate textbook Measuring the Universe - The Cosmological Distance Ladder (1999) as well as several popular science books, among them Out of this World - Colliding Universes, Branes, Strings, and Other Wild Ideas of Modern Physics in 2004, New Eyes on the Universe - Twelve Cosmic Mysteries and the Tools We Need to Solve Them in 2012, and, in 2015, the second edition of If the Universe Is Teeming with Aliens ... WHERE IS EVERYBODY? Seventy-Five Solutions to the Fermi Paradox and the Problem of Extraterrestrial , published as part of Springers Science and Fiction series.