Converging Worlds

Communities and Cultures in Colonial America

Author: Louise A. Breen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136596739

Category: History

Page: 648

View: 3322

Providing a survey of colonial American history both regionally broad and "Atlantic" in coverage, Converging Worlds presents the most recent research in an accessible manner for undergraduate students. With chapters written by top-notch scholars, Converging Worlds is unique in providing not only a comprehensive chronological approach to colonial history with attention to thematic details, but a window into the relevant historiography. Each historian also selected several documents to accompany their chapter, found in the companion primary source reader. Converging Worlds: Communities and Cultures in Colonial America includes: timelines tailored for every chapter chapter summaries discussion questions lists of further reading, introducing students to specialist literature fifty illustrations. Key topics discussed include: French, Spanish, and Native American experiences regional areas such as the Midwest and Southwest religion including missions, witchcraft, and Protestants the experience of women and families. With its synthesis of both broad time periods and specific themes, Converging Worlds is ideal for students of the colonial period, and provides a fascinating glimpse into the diverse foundations of America. For additional information and classroom resources please visit the Converging Worlds companion website at
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Converging Worlds of Welfare?

British and German Social Policy in the 21st Century

Author: Jochen Clasen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199584494

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 337

View: 2968

This volume reviews and compares welfare policy change in the UK and Germany. It focuses on family policy, pensions, and the labour market, and covers both public provision as well as the role of company-based social protection.
Posted in Business & Economics

Converging Worlds

Play, Literacy, and Culture in Early Childhood

Author: Maureen Kendrick

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783906769486

Category: Social Science

Page: 203

View: 9474

Although there are studies that examine play and literacy relationships, literacy and family relationships, and childhood play in cross-cultural contexts, there are currently no detailed, grounded studies that weave these together as a way of re-theorizing traditional approaches to the study of play and literacy in early childhood. Framed within the perspectives of emergent literacy, social constructivism, and social positioning theory, this qualitative case study explores the intersections of play, literacy, and culture through an in-depth examination of the home-based play activities of a five-year-old Chinese girl. The unique focus of the book offers an up-to-date viewpoint on the bi-directionality and reciprocity between play and literacy learning by exploring issues of gender, identity, family literacy, and culture. Written in narrative format, this highly accessible book paints a rich portrait of what it means to be a child language learner in and across complex linguistic worlds where dissonant cultures must sometimes be negotiated.
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Converging Worlds

Communities and Cultures in Colonial America, A Sourcebook

Author: Louise A. Breen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136757511

Category: History

Page: 408

View: 2715

Providing a survey of colonial American history both regionally broad and "Atlantic" in coverage, Converging Worlds presents the most recent research in an accessible manner for undergraduate students. The ideal accompaniment to Converging Worlds: Communities and Cultures in Colonial America, this Sourcebook is a collection of primary documents that contextualize and bring to life the exciting narrative of early America. The expert authors of each chapter have hand-picked multiple documents corresponding with the same chapter in the textbook to help students delve deeper into the diverse geographic regions and variety of topics covered in this time period, including: Letters Pamphlets and newspaper articles Excerpts from diaries Patents and charters Court records And much more! While the Sourcebook and text make a perfectly integrated package, the Sourcebook also features general introductions and section introductions framing the documents, so students can easily use it on its own to explore the vast colonial world up close. In addition to the helpful maps, timelines, and further resources available for students on the companion site, instructors will have access to the full text of many of the documents included in the Sourcebook. For additional information and classroom resources please visit the Converging Worlds companion website at
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Inconsistency, Asymmetry, and Non-Locality

A Philosophical Investigation of Classical Electrodynamics

Author: Mathias Frisch

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199883777

Category: Science

Page: 222

View: 652

Mathias Frisch provides the first sustained philosophical discussion of conceptual problems in classical particle-field theories. Part of the book focuses on the problem of a satisfactory equation of motion for charged particles interacting with electromagnetic fields. As Frisch shows, the standard equation of motion results in a mathematically inconsistent theory, yet there is no fully consistent and conceptually unproblematic alternative theory. Frisch describes in detail how the search for a fundamental equation of motion is partly driven by pragmatic considerations (like simplicity and mathematical tractability) that can override the aim for full consistency. The book also offers a comprehensive review and criticism of both the physical and philosophical literature on the temporal asymmetry exhibited by electromagnetic radiation fields, including Einstein's discussion of the asymmetry and Wheeler and Feynman's influential absorber theory of radiation. Frisch argues that attempts to derive the asymmetry from thermodynamic or cosmological considerations fail and proposes that we should understand the asymmetry as due to a fundamental causal constraint. The book's overarching philosophical thesis is that standard philosophical accounts that strictly identify scientific theories with a mathematical formalism and a mapping function specifying the theory's ontology are inadequate, since they permit neither inconsistent yet genuinely successful theories nor thick causal notions to be part of fundamental physics.
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Converging World

Connecting Communities in Global Change

Author: A. J. Pontin,Ian Roderick

Publisher: N.A


Category: Carbon dioxide mitigation

Page: 95

View: 1370

"Converging World has its origin in the principle of 'contraction and convergence', which expresses the need for carbon emissions across the world to converge to an equal per capital level with which the planet can cope through its natural processes. This principle is extended in this Briefing by exploring the central concept of Convergence, which will involve reducing the total ecological footprint of some, while increasing that of others - aiming for equality. It means having an ideal for social justice, as well as economic redistribution and environmental protection. As the pressures of population and consumption are stretching the planet's capacity beyond its limits, this convergence is an urgent necessity for a world that will become increasingly tense, fractious, and for some unbearable. This Briefing explores these ideas, and describes how a new charity, The Converging World, is forming to put the idea of Convergence into action." --Book Jacket.
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Converging world views

the European expansion and early-nineteenth-century Anglo-Swedish contacts

Author: Hanna Hodacs

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789155454913

Category: History

Page: 250

View: 9895

In 1805 two Scottish missionaries were stranded en route to India - in Copenhagen. Shocked by the Godlessness of the Scandinavians, they decided to stay: to deploy their evangelical energies in northern Europe instead of in Asia. As they explained in a letter home, "We pity the inhabitants of Bengal and Otaheite because they worship idols, but what better are Europeans who worship no God?" This study investigates in which conceptions and experiences of the non-European world came to influence inter-European relationships - in particular, those between Britain and Sweden during the early-nineteenth-century. Although the Anglo-Swedish contacts were marked by conflicts and tensions, they still contributed significantly to the development of a pan-Protestant European view of the non-European, non-Christian world. With its transnational focus this study illuminates previously overlooked aspects of European, as well as of British and Swedish history.
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Regionalism in a converging world

a report to the Trilateral Commission

Author: Toyoo Gyohten,Charles Edward Morrison,Trilateral Commission

Publisher: N.A


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 16

View: 8750

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Envisioning Landscapes, Making Worlds

Geography and the Humanities

Author: Stephen Daniels,Dydia DeLyser,J. Nicholas Entrikin,Doug Richardson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113688355X

Category: Architecture

Page: 360

View: 4033

There has been a remarkable resurgence in the past decade of intellectual interplay between geography and the humanities in both academic and public circles. Terminology and concepts such as space, place, landscape, mapping and geography are becoming pervasive as conceptual frameworks and core metaphors in recent publications by humanities scholars and well-known writers. Envisioning Landscapes, Making Worlds examines the depth and complexity of human meaning invested in maps, attached to landscapes, and embedded in the spaces and places of modern life. The clashing and blending of cultures caused by globalization and the new technologies that profoundly alter human environmental experience suggest new geographical narratives and representations that are explored here by a multidisciplinary group of authors. With contributions from leadng scholars, this text is essential reading for scholars and students seeking to understand the new synergies and interconnectedness of geography and the humanities.
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Literacy, Play and Globalization

Converging Imaginaries in Children's Critical and Cultural Performances

Author: Carmen L. Medina,Karen E. Wohlwend

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136193782

Category: Education

Page: 170

View: 9739

This book takes on current perspectives on children’s relationships to literacy, media, childhood, markets and transtionalism in converging global worlds. It introduces the idea of multi-sited imaginaries to explain how children’s media and literacy performances shape and are shaped by shared visions of communities that we collectively imagine, including play, media, gender, family, school, or cultural worlds. It draws upon elements of ethnographies of globalization, nexus analysis and performance theories to examine the convergences of such imaginaries across multiple sites: early childhood and elementary classrooms and communities in Puerto Rico and the Midwest United States. In this work we attempt to understand that the local moment of engagement within play, dramatic experiences, and literacies is not a given but is always emerging from and within the multiple localities children navigate and the histories, possibilities and challenges they bring to the creative moment.
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The Tsar's Foreign Faiths

Toleration and the Fate of Religious Freedom in Imperial Russia

Author: Paul W. Werth

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199591776

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 5990

Explores the scope and character of religious freedom for Russia's diverse non-Orthodox religions during the tzarist regime.
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Ambient Intelligence

Second European Symposium, EUSAI 2004, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, November 8-11, 2004, Proceedings

Author: Panos Markopoulos

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540237216

Category: Computers

Page: 388

View: 468

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second European Symposium on Ambient Intelligence, EUSAI 2004, held in Eindhoven, The Netherlands in November 2004. The 36 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 90 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on ubiquitous computing: sofware architectures, communication, and distribution; context sensing and machine perception; human computer interaction in ambient intelligence environments; and algorithms, ontologies, and architectures for learning and adaptation.
Posted in Computers

Feminist Interventions in International Communication

Minding the Gap

Author: Katharine Sarikakis

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742553057

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 337

View: 2002

Critiques global mediascape through feminist perspectives, highlighting concerns of policy, power, labor, and technology. Starting with the state of international communications, this work covers cases on online news, pornography, democracy, policies for women's development, violence against women, information workers, print media and telecentres.
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The Crusade in the Fifteenth Century

Converging and competing cultures

Author: Norman Housley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317036883

Category: History

Page: 220

View: 811

Increasingly, historians acknowledge the significance of crusading activity in the fifteenth century, and they have started to explore the different ways in which it shaped contemporary European society. Just as important, however, was the range of interactions which took place between the three faith communities which were most affected by crusade, namely the Catholic and Orthodox worlds, and the adherents of Islam. Discussion of these interactions forms the theme of this book. Two essays consider the impact of the fall of Constantinople in 1453 on the conquering Ottomans and the conquered Byzantines. The next group of essays reviews different aspects of the crusading response to the Turks, ranging from Emperor Sigismund to Papal legates. The third set of contributions considers diplomatic and cultural interactions between Islam and Christianity, including attempts made to forge alliances of Christian and Muslim powers against the Ottomans. Last, a set of essays looks at what was arguably the most complex region of all for inter-faith relations, the Balkans, exploring the influence of crusading ideas in the eastern Adriatic, Bosnia and Romania. Viewed overall, this collection of essays makes a powerful contribution to breaking down the old and discredited view of monolithic and mutually exclusive "fortresses of faith". Nobody would question the extent and intensity of religious violence in fifteenth-century Europe, but this volume demonstrates that it was played out within a setting of turbulent diversity. Religious and ethnic identities were volatile, allegiances negotiable, and diplomacy, ideological exchange and human contact were constantly in operation between the period's major religious groupings.
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Cardinal Paul Cullen and His World

Author: Dáire Keogh,Albert McDonnell

Publisher: Four Courts PressLtd

ISBN: 9781846822353

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 470

View: 4025

From the mid-19th century, the authority of Cardinal Paul Cullen (1803-1878) was ubiquitous within Irish society and the English-speaking world. Contemporaries spoke of the 'Cullenization of Irish society;' a Times obituary celebrated him as 'an agent of great change,' while a critical James Joyce lampooned the cardinal as the 'apple of God's eye.' This book brings together 30 scholars who offer a broad perspective on Cardinal Cullen and his age. *** "...full of valuable information and analysis, promising further understanding not only of Cullen but also of the complex Irish transformation from a world of confessional states into one of nation-states." - Catholic Historical Review, Vol. 99, No. 1, January 2013ò
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

National Geographic Concise History of the World

An Illustrated Timeline

Author: Neil Kagan

Publisher: National Geographic


Category: History

Page: 416

View: 1439

A fascinating chronology of world history ranges from the dawn of humankind to the present day, examining important events, milestones, ideas, personalities, and more that occurred simultaneously in different regions of the world, and includes dozens of maps, informational sidebars, artifacts, and coverage of local customs, lifestyles, climate, and other topics. 35,000 first printing.
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Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Eurasia

Page: N.A

View: 8917

Posted in Eurasia

The American People

Creating a Nation and a Society

Author: Gary B. Nash

Publisher: Longman

ISBN: 9780321005663

Category: United States

Page: 907

View: 1912

This abridged version of The American People examines the interaction of social, political, economic, cultural, religious, and technological forces in a clear and compelling chronological framework. The book's strong narrative appeal is enriched with personal portraits and vignettes from all walks of life.
Posted in United States