Community Without Community in Digital Culture presents the view that our digital culture is determined not by greater connection, but by the separation and gap that is a necessary concomitant of our fundamental technicity.
Community is a central idea in urban studies but remains conceptually vague and empirically difficult to work with. Building on existing theories of community, Talja Blokland offers an important contribution to defining and understanding this key theme. Blokland argues that there has been too much focus on community as a stable construct, formed by durable relationships with kin, friends, social groups or neighbours. She draws attention to the non-durable, fluid encounters that constitute community, theorizing communities as shared urban practices in a globalizing world. The book proposes two core ways of thinking about community: the dimension of familiarity, defined by our ability to construct identities, and the dimension of access, defined by our freedom to enter and leave urban spaces. These dimensions form various urban configurations which enable us to experience and practise community in diverse ways. As this book maintains, community is after all an urban practice, not a fixed state of affairs. Talja Blokland is Professor of Urban Sociology at the Humboldt University, Berlin
This essential resource gives the reader a practical overview of the expanding and evolving role of the dental professional in the health care community. Coverage includes globalism, diversity, the impact of technology on public health and community dentistry, and information on Hepatitis C and water fluoridation.
Drawing on case studies, this collection offers international perspectives on how community media serves their audiences. The contributors present perspectives on the ever-burgeoning area of grassroots. Their research represents participant observation, hands-on community involvement, boards of directors, content analysis, and ethical inquiries.
The authors draw upon their earlier research examining how feminists have negotiated identity and learning in international contexts or multisector environments. Feminism in Community focuses on feminist challenges to lead, learn, and participate in nonprofit organizations, as well as their efforts to enact feminist pedagogy through arts processes, Internet fora, and critical community engagement. The authors bring a focused energy to the topic of women and adult learning, integrating insights of pedagogy and theory-informed practice in the fields of social movement learning, transformative learning, and community development. The social determinants of health, spirituality, research partnerships, and policy engagement are among the contexts in which such learning occurs. In drawing attention to the identity and practice of the adult educator teaching and learning with women in the community, the authors respond to gender mainstreaming processes that have obscured women as a discernible category in many areas of practice.
This book redefines community discovery in the new world of Online Social Networks and Web 2.0 applications, through real-world problems and applications in the context of the Web, pointing out the current and future challenges of the field. Particular emphasis is placed on the issues of community representation, efficiency and scalability, detection of communities in hypergraphs, such as multi-mode and multi-relational networks, characterization of social media communities and online privacy aspects of online communities. User Community Discovery is for computer scientists, data scientists, social scientists and complex systems researchers, as well as students within these disciplines, while the connections to real-world problem settings and applications makes the book appealing for engineers and practitioners in the industry, in particular those interested in the highly attractive fields of data science and big data analytics.
?This volume is the most comprehensive reference book on community sentiment available. The classic book about community sentiment is Norm Finkels Commonsense Justice: Jurors Notions of the Law (1995). A similarly influential book called Justice, Liability, and Blame was published at the same time, examining lay sentiment about a variety of criminal issues and suggesting ways in which the substantive criminal law could be reformed in light of such lay responses (Robinson & Darley, 1995). Although these books were influential and important for their time (and since), this Handbook expands significantly on them, both by updating research since that time and broadens the scope of topic areas to ones that are not limited to trial and criminal justice issues. Each chapter is original/unpublished and focuses on an area related to children/families, many of which are hot topic areas in the news and courts today. For instance, the U.S. Supreme Court decided a case in June 2012 about the constitutionality of life without parole for juvenile offenders-a topic discussed in the Fass and Miora chapter. Thus, it is of interest to those interested in family law topics as well.? Monica Miller, J.D., Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Social Psychology and also the department of Criminal Justice at the University of Nevada, Reno. She is also affiliated with the Grant Sawyer Center for Justice Studies and the Womens Studies program at UNR. Monica has written two books (most recently God in the Courtroom which was published by Oxford University Press in 2009), has edited two books (most recently Stress and Wellbeing in the Courtroom, expected in 2012 from Oxford University Press), and has published dozens of articles, many on topics related to this book. Together with Jared Chamberlain, she is currently editing a book for Oxford University Press called Developmental psychology, law, and the wellbeing of children. The volume focuses on the developmental issues related to legal actions affecting children. Monica is co-editor of the Psychology and Crime book series published by New York University Press and is on the editorial board of the journal Psychology, Crime, and Law. Jeremy A. Blumenthal, J.D., Ph.D., is Professor of Law at Syracuse University College of Law. He is Affiliate Faculty in the Psychology Department at Syracuse University and a Research Associate at the Maxwell School of Public Policy. Blumenthal is an editor of the treatise Modern Scientific Evidence, and has published widely in legal and psychological journals on a variety of topics, a number of which examine public perceptions and community sentiment. Jared Chamberlain, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Clinical Psychology Graduate Program at the Arizona School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Phoenix. Jared has published several articles in the area of psychology and the law and has extensive experience editing graduate level work (e.g., dissertations and manuscripts). Together with Monica Miller, Jared is currently editing a book for Oxford University press called Developmental psychology, law, and the wellbeing of children. The volume focuses on the developmental issues related to legal actions affecting children.
Bluthund is an anthology that includes two psychological thrillers written by the author recently, sharing, albeit partially, their characters. The two books are separate pieces and can be read in any order, although the author prefers given in the book. The synopsis of the works are as follows. I Ching- Ten Wings: An old Chinese scholar living in Buenos Aires instructs a young niece and her boyfriend to interpret the I Ching (the Chinese oracle and book of wisdom). In China a powerful drug dealer weaves a complex plot to oust his competitors from world markets from his new base in South America. The Chinese triads and the Japanese Yakuza get entangled in this complex weft. For obscure reasons their actions seriously endanger the whole scholar´s family. I Ching guides them to face the threat. Vibrant thriller in its entirety. Blood Runes: In the eleventh century, after leaving the misty shores of Markland a Viking drakkar is dragged to the Yucatan Peninsula where the Mayan culture flourishes. By marrying the daughter of a tribal chief, Bjarni becomes aware of a treasure hidden in the ruins of an abandoned temple. Years later he decides to return to Greenland but his ship sinks. Upon reaching land he leaves runic inscriptions referring to the Mayan treasures and to intriguing ruins of a city of white men above the Arctic Circle, site of the legendary Thule according to clairvoyants linked to Nazism. At the present time a group of researchers from a virtual society is following in his footsteps but must face a powerful group seeking to restore the Thousand Year Reich on the one hand, and looters of cultural treasures on the other.