Redefining Culture

Author: John R. Baldwin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135634297
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Redefining Culture: Perspectives Across the Disciplines argues that culture is one of the most important factors we need to know when we interact as well as in our discussions of social problems and their solutions. This book picks up the dialogue where Kroeber and Kluckhohn left off in their classic 1952 collection and analysis of definitions of culture. As a resource for personal and academic libraries, this volume provides an updated listing of over 300 definitions of culture from a wide array of disciplines. Chapters examine how the definition of culture has changed historically, consider themes that cut across the definitions, and provide models for organizing approaches to defining culture. To round out this multi-disciplinary perspective, Renato Rosaldo provides a foreword, and prominent authors from six disciplines write about how they conceptualize culture and use it in their research and practice. This resource is an indispensable reference for scholars studying or integrating culture into their work. It will appeal to anyone interested in culture, particularly students and scholars in anthropology, intercultural and international communication, cultural studies, cultural and social psychology, linguistics, sociology, family studies, political science, intergroup relations, cultural geography, and multicultural education.

What is Europe

Author: Anna Triandafyllidou
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137560657
Format: PDF, ePub
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What is Europe? Where does it begin and end? Who is a European? These questions have long been debated but never more so than in the early 21st century. Anna Triandafyllidou and Ruby Gropas show that there can be no single definition of Europe but that a lot can be learned from addressing its diverse meanings.

Routledge Handbook of Applied Communication Research

Author: Lawrence R. Frey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135231796
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The Routledge Handbook of Applied Communication Research provides a state-of-the-art review of communication scholarship that addresses real-world concerns, issues, and problems. This comprehensive examination of applied communication research, including its foundations, research methods employed, significant issues confronted, important contexts in which such research has been conducted, and overviews of some exemplary programs of applied communication research, shows how such research has and can make a difference in the world and in people’s lives. The sections and chapters in this Handbook: explain what constitutes applied communication scholarship, encompassing a wide range of approaches and clarifying relationships among theoretical perspectives, methodological procedures, and applied practices demonstrate the breadth and depth of applied communication scholarship review and synthesize literature about applied communication areas and topics in coherent, innovative, and pedagogically sound ways set agendas for future applied communication scholarship. Unique to this volume are chapters presenting exemplary programs of applied communication research that demonstrate the principles and practices of such scholarship, written by the scholars who conducted the programs. As an impressive benchmark in the ongoing growth and development of communication scholarship, editors Lawrence R. Frey and Kenneth N. Cissna provide an exceptional resource that will help new and experienced scholars alike to understand, appreciate, and conduct high-quality communication research that can positively affect people’s lives.

The SAGE Dictionary of Qualitative Inquiry

Author: Thomas A. Schwandt
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412909279
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Now with 70 additional terms as well as a Reader′s Guide, key references have been updated and several terms and phrases from previous editions have been reorganized and expanded. Students and teachers will find this book a very useful resource for navigating various perspectives on qualitative inquiry and as a starting point for launching their own investigations into the issues covered in this guide.

Face Communication and Social Interaction

Author: Francesca Bargiela-Chiappini
Publisher: Equinox
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The notion of face has become firmly established as a means of explaining various social phenomena in a range of fields within the social sciences. This book offers an alternative in focusing on the ways in which face is constituted in and constitutive of social interaction, and its relationship to self, identity and sociocultural expectations.

Rethinking Climate Change Research

Author: Pernille Almlund
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317064356
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The problems and debates surrounding climate change possess closely intertwined social and scientific aspects. This book highlights the importance of researching climate change through a multi-disciplinary approach; namely through cultural studies, communication studies, and clean-technology studies. These three dimensions taken together have the ability to constitute a positive agenda for climate change science in its broader understanding. To cope with the climate change challenge, not only do we need new energy efficient technologies, other ways of living, and new ways to communicate but we especially need new ways to start thinking about climate change across disciplines and backgrounds. We need to begin thinking across engineering, cultural science and communication in order to create innovative solutions, as well as to generate optimistic and progressive narratives about the future. Accentuating these 'softer' scientific disciplines, their overlaps, and the positive discourses they can create, this book provides some more profoundly researched themes pertaining to climate change and by that, strengthening the analytical as well as the integrative approaches toward the fundamental questions at stake.

Rethinking the Mathematics Curriculum

Author: Celia Hoyles
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135701075
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At a time when political interest in mathematics education is at its highest, this book demonstrates that the issues are far from straightforward. A wide range of international contributors address such questions as: What is mathematics, and what is it for? What skills does mathematics education need to provide as technology advances? What are the implications for teacher education? What can we learn from past attempts to change the mathematics curriculum? Rethinking the Mathematics Curriculum offers stimulating discussions, showing much is to be learnt from the differences in culture, national expectations, and political restraints revealed in the book. This accessible book will be of particular interest to policy makers, curriculum developers, educators, researchers and employers as well as the general reader.

Writing and Reading Across the Disciplines

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ISBN: 9780321328267
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This text covers the exact writing modes that I think are most important for students. Gillian Gausboel, Kwantlen University College This portable writing text presents readings from across five key disciplines (Biology, Psychology, Education, Political Science and Cultural Studies) and a brief writing guide that covers the key skills of summary, critique, analysis, and synthesis. The anthology section of this text offers a wide range of topical readings including a feature on Canadian identity with essays by Lloyd Axworthy, John Ralston Saul and Douglas Coupland, among others. Discover the writing process and develop the skills you need with this highly engaging text. Laurence Behrens is a professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Leonard J. Rosen is a adjunct assistant Professor at Bentley College. Jaqueline McLeod Rogers is a professor at the University of Winnipeg. Catherine Taylor is a professor at the University of Winnipeg. For more selections from Pearson Canada visit our on-line catalogue www.pearsoned.ca/highered . ISBN: 0-321-32826-4