Family Continuity and Change

Author: Vida Česnuitytė
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137590289
Format: PDF
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This volume provides readers with recent sociological approaches to family understanding, theorising and practices within the context of continuities and change, both across generations and during individual life courses. The contributors uniquely investigate the friction between persisting family needs and changing circumstances, between holding on to traditional family norms and adapting to fast-changing demands. Authors from nine countries develop and apply innovative theoretical and methodological approaches for a more differentiated description of European family lives at the beginning of the 21st century, and show that family sociology has achieved significant commonalities across national borders in Europe, thus helping our understanding of complex family realities. The book will be essential reading for students and scholars with an interest in family and intimate life, family sociology and policy, sociology and gender studies.

Continuity with Change

Author: Mark Fram
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 0919670873
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"[Continuity with Change] seeks to document and demonstrate that middle positions between Change and Continuity are possible and desirable." -- Canadian Architect "[Continuity with Change] is well produced with a large number of good photographs, maps, and drawings ... obviously designed for a wide audience of planners and others active in heritage conservation." -- The Journal of the Society for Industrial Archeology "[Continuity with Change] deserves a spot in the library of any professional who works regularly with older ubildings and their surroundings." -- Plan Canada

Change and Continuity in the Pacific

Author: John Connell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351743716
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Thousands of studies have been conducted by social scientists in the villages and islands, and increasingly in the towns, of the Pacific. Despite this, there are few longitudinal studies of any great depth and sophistication in the region. The contributors to this book have all conducted long-term research in the islands of the Pacific. During their visits and revisits they have witnessed first-hand the many changes that have occurred in their fieldsites as well as observing elements of continuity. They bring to their accounts a sense of their surprise at some of the unexpected elements of stability and of transformation. The authors take a range of disciplinary approaches, particularly geography and anthropology, and their contributions reflect their deep knowledge of Pacific places, some first visited more than 40 years ago. Many of the chapters focus on aspects of socio-economic change and continuity, while others focus on specific issues such as the impact of both internal and international migration, political and cultural change, technological innovation and the experiences of children and youth. By focusing on both change and continuity this collection of 11 case studies shows the complex relationships between Pacific societies and processes of ‘modernity’ and globalisation. By using a long-term lens on particular places, the authors are able to draw out the subtleties of change and its impacts, while also paying attention to what, in the contemporary Pacific, has been left remarkably unchanged. Filling a gap in the studies of the Pacific region, this book will appeal to an interdisciplinary audience in the fields of anthropology, development, geography, and Asia-Pacific studies.

Evo s Bolivia

Author: Linda C. Farthing
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292758685
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An accessible account of Evo Morales's first six years in office, offering analysis of major issues as well as interviews with a wide variety of people, resulting in a valuable primer on Bolivia and Morales's "process of change".

American Government

Author: Karen O'Connor
Publisher: Longman
ISBN: 9780321121806
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This Update includes discussions about September 11th, the war on terrorism, and the midterm elections, and includes access to the new LongmanParticipate.com Version 2.0. This Update is the 2002 Edition of O'Connor & Sabato's best-selling text with current, new discussions inserted into the text--without changing the page numbering It gives students the most current and accurate portrait of their government with the least amount of disruption to instructors, since instructors do not have to change their syllabi to use this Update. Since its first edition, O'Connor & Sabato's text has diligently reflected the rapid changes in American politics, and has always aimed to present information about politics that will actively interest students and provide them with the information they need to make informed decisions. Written in the belief that we must first understand how American government and politics have developed in order to fully understand the issues facing our nation today, the text features a distinctive Continuity and Change theme. how change is a necessary process that keeps our political system vibrant and effective. Students will see how every generation evaluates our government and makes it ever more responsive to the needs of the citizenry while maintaining the vision of the Founders.

The Humanities

Author: Henry M. Sayre
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780134789439
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"For an undergraduate introductory level course in the humanities. "Humanities narrated in a story-telling approach. The Humanities: Culture, Continuity & Change helps students see context and make connections across the humanities by tying together the entire cultural experience through a narrative storytelling approach. Written around Henry Sayre's belief that students learn best by remembering stories rather than memorizing facts, it captures the voices that have shaped and influenced human thinking and creativity throughout our history.

Change and Continuity in North Korean Politics

Author: Adam Cathcart
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1134811047
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In the years since the death of Kim Jong-il and the formal acknowledgement of Kim Jong-un as head of state, the North Korean regime has made a series of moves to further augment and consolidate the ideological foundations of Kimism and cement the young leader’s legitimacy. Historical narratives have played a critical, if often unnoticed, role in this process. This book seeks to chronicle these historical changes and continuities. Continuity and Change in North Korean Politics explores the stable and shifting political, cultural and economic landscapes of North Korea in the era of Kim Jong-un. The contributors deploy a variety of methodologies of analysis focused on the content, narratives and discourses of politics under Kim Jong-un, tracing its historical roots and contemporary practical and conceptual manifestations. Moving beyond most analyses of North Korea’s political and institutional ideologies, the book explores uncharted spaces of social and cultural relations, including children’s literature, fisheries, grassland reclamation, commemorative culture, and gender. By examining critical moments of change and continuity in the country’s past, it builds a holistic analysis of national politics as it is currently deployed and experienced. Demonstrating how historical, political and cultural narratives continue to be adapted to suit new and challenging circumstances, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of Korean Studies, Korean Politics and Asian Studies.

Continuity and Change in the American Family

Author: Lynne M. Casper
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9780761920083
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This book provides readers with a comprehensive description of the social demography of the American family. Looking at family continuity and change in the latter half of the 20th century, this book explores such topics as the growth in cohabitation and changes in childbearing and how these trends affect family life. Other topics include the changing lives of single mothers, fathers, and grandparents and increasing economic disparities among families; childcare and child well being; and combining paid work and family.

Libya

Author: Ronald Bruce St John
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135036535
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Retaining the conceptual framework of the first edition through emphasis on the dual themes of continuity and change, the second edition of Libya is revised and updated to include discussion of key developments since 2010, including: The February 17 Revolution and the death of Muammar al-Qaddafi. The political process which evolved in the course of the February 17 Revolution and led to General National Congress elections in July 2012, Constitutional Assembly elections in February 2014, and House of Representative elections in June 2014. Post-Qaddafi economic policy from the National Transitional Council through successive interim transitional governments. Post-Qaddafi foreign policy. The on-going process of drafting a new constitution which will be followed by the election of a Parliament and a President. Providing a comprehensive overview of the Libyan uprising, seen to be the exception to the Arab Spring, and highlighting the issues facing contemporary Libya, this book is an important text for students and scholars of History, North Africa and the Middle East as well as the non-specialist with an interest in current affairs.

Continuity and Change in Contemporary Capitalism

Author: Herbert Kitschelt
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521634960
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Capitalist democracies have always displayed considerable diversity in their key political and economic institutions, such as the organization of economic interest groups and private enterprises, the public sector and the welfare state, as well as political parties and social movements. This book asks whether the challenges of new technologies, citizens' preferences, and growing political and economic interdependence in the 1980s and 1990s force all polities to adopt similar institutional reforms. The authors argue that established arrangements have become difficult to sustain, but that countries choose unique trajectories of reform, not a common approach. The diversity among capitalist democracies persists in a new fashion.