Crime Deviance and Doping

Author: M. Yar
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137403756
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Yar examines the autobiographies of fallen sports stars, exploring their fall from grace and the stigma it entails. Drawing upon sociological and criminological perspectives, it illuminates how fallen stars use confessional acts of story-telling to seek forgiveness, vindication and redemption.

Sports criminology

Author: Groombridge, Nic
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1447323181
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This is the first book to provide a critical criminological perspective on sport and the connections between sport and crime. It draws on the inter-disciplinary nature of criminology and incorporates emerging perspectives like social harm, gender and sexuality, and green criminology. Written from an international perspective, it covers topics including sports scandals and the possibility of crime prevention through sport. American football, boxing, soccer and sumo are all examined. The book considers both sports law and the sociology of sport and will be essential reading for students and academics in these fields.

Post Show Discussions in New Play Development

Author: T. Fisher
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137410965
Format: PDF
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Many theatres host post-show discussions, or talkbacks, as part of their season. This book is a critical examination of what has/has not worked with post-show discussions utilized in new play development, providing a framework for understanding discussions, steps for building the foundation of them, and various strategies for structuring them.

Women in Narcotics Anonymous Overcoming Stigma and Shame

Author: J. Sanders
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137430494
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book looks at a sample of female drug addicts seeking recovery in Narcotics Anonymous (NA). Through working the Twelve Steps and by attending women-only groups, these women are able to confront the double standard that makes recovery from addiction especially difficult.

Everybody s Business Reclaiming True Management Skills in Business Higher Education

Author: I. Mitroff
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137412054
Format: PDF
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Everybody's Business is a succinct analysis of the factors that led to the founding of American business schools and why they are the way they are. Mitroff, Alpaslan, and O'Connor consider why current business schools do not give students the knowledge and the tools they need to deal with today's complex, messy problems and systems.

Foucault on the Politics of Parrhesia

Author: T. Dyrberg
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137368357
Format: PDF
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Foucault saw the notion of parrhesia (truth-telling) as the most important factor for how governments could and should communicate with their people and vice versa. This important collection compiles and analyses Foucault's views on parrhesia to shed new light on his ideas on the importance of truth-telling in democracies.

Cinema and the Imagination in Katherine Mansfield s Writing

Author: M. Ascari
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137400366
Format: PDF
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Using silent cinema as a critical lens enables us to reassess Katherine Mansfield's entire literary career. Starting from the awareness that innovation in literature is often the outcome of hybridisation, this book discusses not only a single case study, but also the intermedia exchanges in which literary modernism at large is rooted.

The Demilitarization of American Diplomacy

Author: L. Pope
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137298553
Format: PDF, ePub
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Laurence Pope describes the contemporary dysfunction of the State Department and its Foreign Service. He contends that in the information age diplomacy is more important than ever, and that, as President Obama has stressed, without a "change of thinking" the U.S. may be drawn into more wars it does not need to fight.

The Digital Currency Challenge Shaping Online Payment Systems through US Financial Regulations

Author: P. Mullan
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137382554
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Private online digital currency systems offer people accessible, convenient, and inexpensive everyday financial tools outside of traditional bank-owned and operated platforms. Digital currency systems facilitate local and international fund transfers, online and offline payments, and simple cash-to-digital everyday financial products without the need for a conventional bank account of any retail bank product. Over the past several years, Bitcoin has grown into an efficient person-to-person and person-to-business payment system without the backing of any bank or financial institution. This phenomenon is producing a new level of an on- and offline commerce and a society much more attuned to digital currency systems. The Digital Currency Challenge details how new 2007-2008 U.S. legal issues surrounding digital currency products forced companies from the U.S. market and caused the Treasury Department to enact stricter regulations. Mullan profiles new and innovative present day digital currency systems, such as Bitcoin, and illustrates how software designers and monetary theorists use new technology to circumvent current U.S. regulations. This work also explains how new digital currency systems are not just software products, but tools providing financial freedom to people in countries all around the world.

Data Driven Decision Making in Schools Lessons from Trinidad

Author: J. Yamin-Ali
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137412399
Format: PDF, ePub
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Yamin-Ali shows how schools can undertake responsible decision-making through gathering and evaluating data, using as examples six fully developed case studies that shed light on common questions of school culture and student life, including student stress, subject selection, and the role of single-sex classes.