Papers from the Annual Meeting of the British Association of Applied Linguistics Held at Trevelyan College, University of Durham, September 1991

Author: British Association for Applied Linguistics. Meeting

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781853592072

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 152

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These papers from the 24th Annual Meeting of BAAL have been selected for the diversity of perspective which they offer on the theme of language and culture, and on the way in which they reflect current thinking on the interdependence of language use and situational context.
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Medienkultur mit Blick auf die documenta 12

Author: Judith Seipold

Publisher: kassel university press GmbH

ISBN: 3899584104

Category: Art

Page: 359

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Essays on Mind, Self and Emotion

Author: Richard A. Shweder,Robert A. LeVine

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521318310

Category: Social Science

Page: 359

View: 5747

The relationship between everyday experience and culture - seen as a set of ideas, values, or symbolic codes - has challenged social scientists and especially anthropologists, for more than a century. As a comprehensive and critical account of knowledge and research in the field of culture theory, leading social scientists explore the implications for understanding different aspects of subjective experience, social practice, and individual behavior. The focus of the volume is on the role of symbols and meaning in the development of mind, self, and emotion. They examine the content of culture and how it interacts with cognitive, social, and emotional growth; how ideas relate to attitudes, feelings, and behavior; how concepts and meanings are historically transmitted. They also explore methodological and conceptual problems involved in the definition and study of meaning, and revisit the perennial problem of 'relativism' in light of topical advances in semantic analysis and in culture theory. This book will appeal to an interdisciplinary audience of anthropologists, psychologists, philosophers, historians, and linguists, as well as those interested in hermeneutics and a science of subjectivity.
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Nationalism, Globalization and Modernity

Author: Mike Featherstone

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803983229

Category: Social Science

Page: 411

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In this book leading social scientists from many countries analyze the extent to which we are seeing a globalization of culture. Is a unified world culture emerging? And if so, how does this relate to existing cultural divisions and to the autonomy of the nation state? Differing explanations are offered for trends towards global unification and their relation to an economic world-system. Will the intensification of global contact produce increasing tolerance of other cultures? Or will an integrating culture produce sharper reactions in the form of fundamentalist and nationalist movements? The contributors explore the emergence of `third cultures', such as international law, the financial markets and media conglomerates, as
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Historical Lessons for Modern Development Planning

Author: Ambe J. Njoh

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754648840

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 228

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By linking culture and tradition with socio-economic development, this book breaks new ground in the discourse on development. It highlights the differences between Euro-centric and African culture, where concepts such as capital accumulation, entrepreneurial attitudes and material wealth are not top priority. In doing so, it dispels popular myths, stereotypes and distortions, as well as discounting misleading accounts about major aspects of African culture and traditional practices.
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Designer Tribalism And Other Essays

Author: Roger Sandall

Publisher: Westview Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 214

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A study of the social effects of romantic primitivism.
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Author: Mats Alvesson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761970064

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 214

View: 600

The concept of culture is a key issue within management and organization studies. Understanding Organizational Culture provides a useful and comprehensive guide to understanding organizational culture, from a range of angles, contexts and sectors. The book answers questions of definition, explores alternative perspectives, and expands on substantive issues (such as leadership and change), before discussing key issues of research and providing a new framework for this topic. Mats Alvesson synthesizes for students the advances in the field of organizational culture, drawing upon the range of relevant literature within Organization Studies. The author also uses examples to develop and illustrate ideas on how cultural
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Author: Frank Furedi

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826493958

Category: Social Science

Page: 212

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representing a more constructive side of humanity.
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A Basic Introduction

Author: Harold E. Hinds,Marilyn Ferris Motz,Angela M. S. Nelson

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 9780879728717

Category: Social Science

Page: 412

View: 6851

Since its birth in the 1960s, the study of popular culture has come a long way in defining its object, its purpose, and its place in academe. Emerging along the margins of a scholarly establishment that initially dismissed anything popular as unworthy of serious study-trivial, formulaic, easily digestible, escapist-early practitioners of the discipline stubbornly set about creating the theoretical and methodological framework upon which a deeper understanding could be founded. Through seminal essays that document the maturation of the field as it gradually made headway toward legitimacy, Popular Culture Theory and Methodology provides students of popular culture with both the historical context and the critical apparatus required for further growth. For all its progress, the study of popular culture remains a site of healthy questioning. What exactly is popular culture? How should it be studied? What forces come together in producing, disseminating, and consuming it? Is it always conformist, or has it the power to subvert, refashion, resist, and destabilize the status quo? How does it differ from folk culture, mass culture, commercial culture? Is the line between "high" and "low" merely arbitrary? Do the popular arts have a distinctive aesthetics? This collection offers a wide range of responses to these and similar questions. Edited by Harold E. Hinds, Jr., Marilyn F. Motz, and Angela M. S. Nelson, Popular Culture Theory and Methodology charts some of the key turning points in the "culture wars" and leads us through the central debates in this fast developing discipline. Authors of the more than two dozen studies, several of which are newly published here include John Cawelti, Russel B. Nye, Ray B. Browne, Fred E. H. Schroeder, John Fiske, Lawrence Mintz, David Feldman, Roger Rollin, Harold Schechter, S. Elizabeth Bird, and Harold E. Hinds, Jr. A valuable bibliography completes the volume.
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Volume 1. The Background

Author: Edwin F. George,Michael A. Hall,Geert-Jan De Klerk

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402050054

Category: Science

Page: 502

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For researchers and students, George’s books have become the standard works on in vitro plant propagation. For this, the third edition of the classic work, authors with specialist knowledge have been brought on board to cover the hugely expanded number of topics in the subject area. Scientific knowledge has expanded rapidly since the second edition and it would now be a daunting task for a single author to cover all aspects adequately. However, this edition still maintains the integration that was characteristic of the previous editions. The first volume of the new edition highlights the scientific background of in vitro propagation. The second volume covers the practice of micropropagation and describes its various applications.
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Introductory Perspectives

Author: Marcel Danesi

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742555471

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 315

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What is pop culture? Why do we so often hate to love it and love to hate it? What makes us embrace parts of it and not others? Marcel Danesi explores our human desire for meaning and the need to symbolize it in music, language, art, and other creative forms. He offers a variety of perspectives to help us understand the products of popular culture_from music and websites to fads, celebrities, and more_tapping into the fun of pop culture without making us feel guilty for enjoying it.
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A Reader

Author: John Storey

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780131970694

Category: Culture

Page: 657

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This reader in Cultural Theory and Popular Culture is a companion volume to An Introduction to Cultural Theory and Popular Culture, now in its 4th edition (2006). The Reader offers students the opportunity to experience at first hand the theorists and critics discussed in An Introduction. It can be used both in conjunction with and independently of the textbook. Taken as a whole, the reader provides a theoretical, analytical and historical introduction to the study of popular culture and provides key primary coverage of fundamental issues to cultural studies today.
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Sex and Society in Eighteenth-Century Britain

Author: G. J. Barker-Benfield

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226037141

Category: History

Page: 520

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G. J. Barker-Benfield documents the emergence of the culture of sensibility that transformed British society of the eighteenth century. His account focuses on the rise of new moral and spiritual values and the struggle to redefine the group identities of men and women. Drawing on the full spectrum of eighteenth-century thought from Adam Smith to John Locke, from the Earl of Shaftesberry to Dr. George Cheyne, and especially Mary Wollstonecraft, Barker-Benfield offers an innovative and compelling way to understand how Britain entered the modern age.
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Policing in a Multicultural Society

Author: Janet B. L. Chan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521564557

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 255

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In this case study of police racism and police reform in Australia, the author provides a critical assessment of police initiative in response to the problem of police/minorities relations.
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Theory and Technique

Author: Jennie P. Mather,Penelope E. Roberts

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0585275718

Category: Science

Page: 241

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It is a pleasure to contribute the foreword to Introduction to Cell and Tissue Culture: The ory and Techniques by Mather and Roberts. Despite the occasional appearance of thought ful works devoted to elementary or advanced cell culture methodology, a place remains for a comprehensive and definitive volume that can be used to advantage by both the novice and the expert in the field. In this book, Mather and Roberts present the relevant method ology within a conceptual framework of cell biology, genetics, nutrition, endocrinology, and physiology that renders technical cell culture information in a comprehensive, logical for mat. This allows topics to be presented with an emphasis on troubleshooting problems from a basis of understanding the underlying theory. The material is presented in a way that is adaptable to student use in formal courses; it also should be functional when used on a daily basis by professional cell culturists in a- demia and industry. The volume includes references to relevant Internet sites and other use ful sources of information. In addition to the fundamentals, attention is also given to mod ern applications and approaches to cell culture derivation, medium formulation, culture scale-up, and biotechnology, presented by scientists who are pioneers in these areas. With this volume, it should be possible to establish and maintain a cell culture laboratory devot ed to any of the many disciplines to which cell culture methodology is applicable.
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Author: Robert N. Trigiano,Dennis J. Gray

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849320293

Category: Science

Page: 472

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Alternating between topic discussions and hands-on laboratory experiments that range from the in vitro flowering of roses to tissue culture of ferns, Plant Tissue Culture Concepts and Laboratory Exercises, Second Edition, addresses the most current principles and methods in plant tissue culture research. The editors use the expertise of some of the top researchers and educators in plant biotechnology to furnish students, instructors and researchers with a broad consideration of the field. Divided into eight major parts, the text covers everything from the history of plant tissue culture and basic methods to propagation techniques, crop improvement procedures, specialized applications and nutrition of callus cultures. New topic discussions and laboratory exercises in the Second Edition include "Micropropagation of Dieffenbachia," "Micropropagation and in vitro flowering of rose," "Propagation from nonmeristematic tissue-organogenesis," "Variation in culture" and "Tissue culture of ferns." It is the book's extensive laboratory exercises that provide a hands-on approach in illustrating various topics of discussion, featuring step-by-step procedures, anticipated results, and a list of materials needed. What's more, editors Trigiano and Gray go beyond mere basic principles of plant tissue culture by including chapters on genetic transformation techniques, and photographic methods and statistical analysis of data. In all, Plant Tissue Culture Concepts and Laboratory Exercises, Second Edition, is a veritable harvest of information for the continued study and research in plant tissue culture science.
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Critical Incidents Around the World

Author: Paul Pedersen

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313287821

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 281

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Examines an international shipboard educational program and seeks to identify specific insights resulting from informal extracurricular contact between students and host nationals in the context of culture shock experiences.
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Author: Ramnarayan Vyas

Publisher: Concept Publishing Company

ISBN: 9788170223887

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

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This Book Provides A Glimpse Into The Nature Of Indian Culture Literature, Arts, Astronomy, Astrology, Philosophy, Religion And Ethics. Examing The Relevance Of Indian Culture, It Discusses At Length The Psychology In India, Religious Philosophy Of Kalidas, Indian Concept Of Education, Peace Ideal And Religion Of Humanity.
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Contemporary Perspectives in Cultural Studies

Author: Chandra Mukerji,Michael Schudson

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520068933

Category: Social Science

Page: 501

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Rethinking Popular Culture presents some of the most important current scholarship analyzing popular culture. Drawing upon recent developments in cultural theory and exciting new methods of critical analysis, the essays in this volume break down disciplinary boundaries and offer fresh insight into popular culture.
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