Dimensions of communities

a research handbook

Author: Danesh A. Chekki

Publisher: Scholarly Title

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 266

View: 3175

Posted in Social Science

Choice

Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Academic libraries

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View: 4915

Posted in Academic libraries

The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music

Africa

Author: Ruth M. Stone

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351544357

Category: Music

Page: 868

View: 5315

Explores key themes in African music that have emerged in recent years-a subject usually neglected in country-by-country coverage emphasizes the contexts of musical performance-unlike studies that offer static interpretations isolated from other performing traditions presents the fresh insights and analyses of musicologists and anthropologists of diverse national origins-African, Asian, European, and American Charts the flow and influence of music. The Encyclopedia also charts the musical interchanges that followed the movement of people and ideas across the continent, including: cross-regional musical influences throughout Africa * Islam and its effect on African music * spread of guitar music * Kru mariners of Liberia * Latin American influences on African music * musical interchanges in local contexts * crossovers between popular and traditional practices. Audio CD included. Also includes nine maps and 96 music examples.
Posted in Music

The Sociology of Emotions

An Annotated Bibliography

Author: Beverley Cuthbertson-Johnson,David D. Franks,Michael Dornan

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: N.A

Category: Emotions

Page: 222

View: 8457

Posted in Emotions

Dutch Art

An Encyclopedia

Author: Sheila D. Muller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135495815

Category: Reference

Page: 664

View: 8769

An illustrated feast for the eye and intellect Dutch Art explores developments in art, art history, art criticism, and cultural history of the Netherlands from the artists' workshops for the Utrecht Dom in 1475 to the latest movements of the 1990s. it is lavishly illustrated with 147 black-and-white photographs and 16 pages in full color. More than 100 internationally recognized scholars, museum professionals, artists, and art critics contributed signed essays to this monumental work, including historians, sociologists, and literary historians.
Posted in Reference

Handbook of Crime Prevention and Community Safety

Author: Nick Tilley,Aiden Sidebottom

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317530810

Category: Social Science

Page: 626

View: 677

This second edition of the Handbook of Crime Prevention and Community Safety provides a completely revised and updated collection of essays focusing on the theory and practice of crime prevention and the creation of safer communities. This book is divided into five comprehensive parts: Part I, brand new to this edition, is concerned with theoretical perspectives on crime prevention and community safety. Part II considers general approaches to preventing crime, including a new chapter on the theory and practice of deterrence. Part III focuses on specific crime prevention strategies, including a new chapter on regulation for crime prevention. Part IV focuses on the prevention of specific categories of crime and the fear they generate, including new chapters on organised crime and cybercrime. Part V considers the preventative process: the methods through which presenting problems can be analysed, responses formulated and implemented, and their effectiveness evaluated. Bringing together leading academics and practitioners from the UK, US, Australia and the Netherlands, this volume will be an invaluable reference for researchers and practitioners whose work relates to crime prevention and community safety, as well as for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in crime prevention.
Posted in Social Science

Guide to Reference Materials for School Library Media Centers

Author: Barbara Ripp Safford

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781563085451

Category: Education

Page: 353

View: 3251

Lists the best reference materials in the arts and sciences that meet the needs of elementary, secondary, vocational, and junior college students and teachers.
Posted in Education

Feminism and Christian Tradition

An Annotated Bibliography and Critical Introduction to the Literature

Author: Mary-Paula Walsh

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313264191

Category: Reference

Page: 456

View: 6768

A survey of literature, from the 1960's through the 1990's, on feminism and Christian tradition.
Posted in Reference

Family Ministry

A Comprehensive Guide

Author: Diana R. Garland

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 083086329X

Category: Religion

Page: 656

View: 9839

North American families are in crisis, and the need for family ministry is more evident than ever. In her many years of ministry, research and teaching, author Diana Garland has found that the strength of Christian families is rooted in their faith and nurtured in their congregations. Garland believes that Christian families gain strength in part because of their communities of faith. Twelve years after first coming to print, the award-winning Family Ministry has been given a significant makeover. In this new edition Garland takes a three-pronged approach to family ministry, which includes developing families grounded in Christian faith, helping families live the teachings of Jesus with one another, and equipping and supporting families as they learn to serve others. The insights gained are organized into four main sections: The Context for Family Ministry Family Formation Family Dynamics Leading Family Ministry Garland examines and fully integrates the historical, sociological, theological and biblical contexts to understand the role and meaning of family in the life of Christians and the church. She perceptively connects these explorations with the social and cultural context of the early twenty-first century. Note: Because this ebook is large, please allow a little extra time to download after purchase.
Posted in Religion

The Welfare State: A Very Short Introduction

Author: David Garland

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199672660

Category: Political Science

Page: 144

View: 9999

The programmes that make up the welfare state vary from nation to nation and from time to time, and the balance between markets and government, and free enterprise and social protection is perennially in question. In contemporary political debate the welfare state seems to be mostly viewed asa problem rather than a solution, and welfare programmes appear constantly on the defensive. ThisVery Short Introduction describes the modern welfare state, explaining its historical and contemporary significance and arguing that far from being 'a failure' or 'a problem', welfare states are an essential element of contemporary capitalism, and a vital concomitant of democratic government.In this accessible and entertaining account, David Garland cuts through the fog of misunderstandings to explain in clear and simple terms, what the welfare state is, how it works, and why it matters.ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, andenthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Posted in Political Science

The Nonprofit Sector

A Research Handbook

Author: Walter W. Powell,Richard Steinberg

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300109032

Category: History

Page: 659

View: 7194

The second edition of The Nonprofit Sector provides a novel, comprehensive, cross-disciplinary perspective on nonprofit organizations and their role and function in society. This new, updated edition keeps pace with industry trends and advances as well as with the changing interests and needs of students, practitioners, and researchers. As before, every chapter has been written to stand on its own, providing sufficient background for the reader to follow the argument without referring to other chapters--allowing readers to selectively choose those chapters that are most relevant to a particular course, interest, or issue. The Nonprofit Sector: A Research Handbook includes twenty-seven new or updated chapters. Relevant chapters from the previous edition have been refined, and new chapters have been added to fill in gaps, making this the authoritative reference for all who want an accessible, perceptive, and all-inclusive rendering of the nonprofit sector. The contributors--prominent scholars in their respective fields--carefully reflect upon the variety of changes in the rapidly growing world of nonprofits, examining a wide array of organizations, international issues, social science theories, and philanthropic traditions and covering a broad range of topics including the history and scope of nonprofit activities in the United States and abroad, the relation of nonprofits to the marketplace, government-nonprofit issues, key activities of nonprofits, aspects of giving to and joining nonprofits, and nonprofit mission and governance. For anyone who wishes to have a deeper understanding of the nonprofit sector, this remains the essential guide. From reviews of the first edition: "[This book] is the closest thing to a 'bible' of nonprofit sector research and state-of-the-art social science knowledge as currently exists."--Dennis R. Young, Public Administration Review "Invaluable to anyone currently engaged in research or policy decisions involving nonprofit organizations or, for that matter, considering becoming involved.”--Jerald Schiff, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management "An exceptionally useful resource.”--Mark D. Hughes, The Philanthropist
Posted in History

The British National Bibliography

Author: Arthur James Wells

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English literature

Page: N.A

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Posted in English literature

Encyclopedic Handbook of Cults in America

Author: J. Gordon Melton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135539987

Category: History

Page: 424

View: 2468

First Published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Posted in History

Walford's Guide to Reference Material: Social and historical sciences, philosophy and religion

Author: Albert John Walford,Alan Day,Marilyn Mullay,Michael Walsh,Priscilla Schlicke,Library Association

Publisher: London : Library Association Pub.

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 794

View: 8009

A revised and updated guide to reference material. It contains selective and evaluative entries to guide the enquirer to the best source of reference in each subject area, be it journal article, CD-ROM, on-line database, bibliography, encyclopaedia, monograph or directory. It features full critical annotations and reviewers' comments and comprehensive author-title and subject indexes. The contents include: philosophy and psychology; religion; social sciences, sociology, statistics, politics, economics, labour and employment; land and property, business organizations, finance and banking, and economic surveys; economic policies and controls, trade and commerce, business and management, and law; public administration, social services and welfare, education, customs and traditions; geography; biography; and history.
Posted in Reference

Guide to reference books

Supplement to the tenth edition, covering materials from 1985-1990

Author: Robert Balay,Eugene Paul Sheehy

Publisher: Amer Library Assn

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 613

View: 6358

Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Peace Movement Organizations and Activists in the U.S.

An Analytic Bibliography

Author: John Lofland,Victoria Lee Johnson,Pamela Kato

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781560240754

Category: Political Science

Page: 141

View: 3951

Here is the most comprehensive compilation and analytic classification of book-length publications on the immense upwelling of peace activism that occurred in the United States during the 1980's. It is an indispensable reference addition to the bookshelf of all researchers of peace movements in the United States. Focusing on the post-World War II years with particular attention to the 1980's, this volume is an extensive bibliography of books categorized into six categories by theory: “transcenders, educators, intellectuals, politicians, protestors, and prophets.” Peace Movement Organizations and Activists in the United States: An Analytic Bibliography is an indispensable tool for researchers and students of peace movements from several disciplines including history, political science, security studies, sociology, and international relations.
Posted in Political Science

Books in Series in the United States

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Children's literature in series

Page: N.A

View: 3656

Posted in Children's literature in series

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science

Volume 70 - Supplement 33

Author: Allen Kent

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780824720704

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 500

View: 1413

This is the 70th encyclopaedia of library and information science. It covers topics such as: intelligent systems for problem analysis in organizations; interactive system design; international models of school library development; lexicalization in natural language generation; and more.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines