Social Media A Reference Handbook

Author: Kelli S. Burns
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440843562
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Social media is arguably one of the most powerful technology-enabled innovations since the Internet itself. This single-volume book provides a broad and easily understandable discussion of the evolution of social media; related problems and controversies, especially for youth; key people and organizations; and useful social media data. • Provides readers with a clearly written overview of the impacts of social media worldwide that highlights key people and companies in the development of social media • Presents up-to-date information on the range of problems related to social media and presents potential solutions • Offers a variety of voices from social media experts, supplying perspectives from creators to users

Violence in the Media

Author: Nancy Signorielli
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1851096043
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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From the popular video game Mortal Kombat to reality TV, this book offers a candid compilation of the history, problems, impacts, and solutions relating to media violence. * A chronology dating back to the Payne Fund Studies, published in the 1930s, outlines congressional hearings and other pertinent events * Provides information about relevant organizations and websites that can be used by parents for more detailed information about television violence and how to deal with it in the home

Hackers and Hacking

Author: Thomas J. Holt
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610692772
Format: PDF
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This book provides an in-depth exploration of the phenomenon of hacking from a multidisciplinary perspective that addresses the social and technological aspects of this unique activity as well as its impact. • Documents how computer hacking fits into various forms of cybercrime • Describes the subculture of computer hackers and explains how this social world plays an integral role in the business of hacking • Clarifies the subtle differences between ethical and malicious hacks • Focuses on the non-technical aspects of computer hacking to enable the reader to better understand the actors and their motives

Emergency Management

Author: Jeffrey B. Bumgarner
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598841106
Format: PDF, ePub
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This work is the first nontechnical guide to the principles, practices, policies, and profession of emergency management. * Numerous primary source documents include key legislation as well as FEMA policies and publications * A chronology lists major disasters in the United States along with key emergency management developments

Modern Homelessness

Author: Mary Ellen Hombs
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598845365
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This in-depth examination reviews fundamental changes of the past decade that have reduced homelessness in the United States and other Western democracies. * A chronology of relevant key events of the last decade in the United States, England, Canada, and Australia * A glossary * A bibliography of print and nonprint resources, including electronic resources

Lobbying in America

Author: Ronald J. Hrebenar
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598841122
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A comprehensive presentation of the way lobbying and interest-based political activism works in the United States. * Biographical sketches of key figures in American lobbying past and present * A chronology of the major events related to lobbying in American politics, ranging from colonial times to the 21st century

Sex and Gender A Reference Handbook

Author: David E. Newton
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440854807
Format: PDF
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Geared toward high school students, undergraduate students, and general readers, this reference work provides a thorough and unbiased treatment of sex, gender, and transgenderism—social issues of particular importance in today's world. • Offers answers to essential questions about transgender issues that are accessible to high school students, undergraduate students, and general readers interested in sex and gender • Presents background and insight to a number of social issues and topics that are of considerable interest to young adults but are often treated in a very limited fashion or skipped completely in school curricula • Includes a chapter comprising perspective essays that voice diverse opinions regarding controversial gender issues • Provides additional resources that enable readers to conduct further research or stay up to date on issues that are as yet unresolved

Medical Tourism

Author: Kathy S. Stolley
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598845403
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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From exotic spa treatments to euthanasia, this book examines the background and social context of medical tourism—the practice of traveling for health care. This work also documents how this industry is reshaping the face of medicine worldwide for individuals, local communities, and national health care systems. * A timeline of important historical and contemporary events in history of medical tourism * An extensive bibliography to assist readers toward additional resources for further research

Genocide

Author: Howard Ball
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781598844887
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book presents the background and history of genocide, the key issues associated with this worldwide crime, and the problems inherent in preventing its occurrence. * Provides a chronological timeline of genocide from 1900 to present day * Includes related content such as brief biographies of major 20th century leaders accused of genocide, bilateral immunity agreements involving the United States from 2003 to 2009, and a directory of organizations that have worked to prevent or end genocide * Addresses key issues such as the motivations for genocide; the perpetrators, victims, and bystanders; and the eight stages of genocide * Contains an annotative bibliography of print and nonprint resources

Healthcare Reform in America

Author: Jennie J. Kronenfeld
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576079775
Format: PDF, ePub
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An authoritative look at the core issues of the healthcare debate in the United States, with a focus on reform of the system. * A detailed list of annotated print and web-based resources such as Fedstats, the National Center for Health Statistics, and the National Coalition on Healthcare, providing readers the tools to explore issues in more detail * Biographies of key figures in healthcare reform including Richard Nixon, Lyndon Johnson, and Lister Hill