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Towards a Vegan-Based Ethic

Dismantling Neo-Colonial Hierarchy Through an Ethic of Lovingkindness

Micol Kates

The book draws links between colonial and neo-colonial power structures which have sought to maintain hierarchies of dominance, resulting in cruel practices towards people at the bottom of the hierarchy and animals, who, in a colonial mindset, only exist for human gain. To counter these harm-based ideologies, and practices, veganism, as an ethical movement, is seeking to give voice to all those who support animals, and the rights of animals, while also seeking to give a voice to animals themselves. Additionally, veganism seeks to challenge the old-guard power structures and cruel practices perpetuated by colonial and neo-colonial systems associated with the dominant Ego power structure. Vegan ethics represent a shift from the dominant Ego model of human relations represented by a pyramid of power towards an Eco model of human relationships in which all Beings have equal worth and agency.

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Strukturelle Vorgaben der Strafprozessordnung für die Vernehmung zur Sache

Die Entstehung der Vernehmungsstruktur des § 69 StPO unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Teilhabemöglichkeiten der Verteidigung – zugleich eine Gegenüberstellung mit aussagepsychologischen Grundsätzen

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Martin Wilke

Die zentrale Bedeutung des Zeugenbeweises steht in beachtenswertem Gegensatz zu den kargen gesetzlichen Regelungen zur Vernehmung. Nach § 69 StPO folgt auf einen anfänglichen Bericht nötigenfalls das Verhör. Zwar ist dem Verteidiger hierbei nach § 240 Abs. 2 StPO auf Verlangen zu gestatten, Fragen an den Zeugen zu richten. Nach herrschender Meinung soll er aber nur genau umrissene und inhaltlich beschränkte Fragen stellen dürfen. Zusammenhängende Erklärungen dürfe nur der Vorsitzende einfordern. Martin Wilke widmet sich der Frage, ob das Fragerecht des Verteidigers in der Hauptverhandlung in Anbetracht moderner gedächtnis- und aussagepsychologischer Erkenntnisse neu justiert werden muss. Er weist nach, dass das Fragerecht als umfassendes Recht zu verstehen ist, eine an aussagepsychologischen Erkenntnissen ausgerichtete, lenkende Gesprächsdynamik entwickeln und zusammenhängende Zeugenerklärungen einfordern zu dürfen.

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Edited by Matthias Ballod

Wissenstransfer und Wissenstransformation sind zentrale Herausforderungen in der Wissensgesellschaft. Die fortschreitende Fragmentierung von Wissensdomänen und die eingeschränkte Zugänglichkeit von Wissensressourcen sind nur zwei gegenläufige Tendenzen. Umso mehr rücken funktionale Aspekte von Wissenskonstruktion und Wissenskonstitution in den Blickpunkt. Dieser Band bündelt ausgewählte transdisziplinäre Perspektiven und Positionen des Themenfeldes.

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Barriers to Rebuilding the African American Community

Understanding the Issues Facing Today’s African Americans from a Social Work Perspective

Tywan Ajani

Barriers to Rebuilding the African American Community explores the major threats and roots affecting both America’s most racially polarized periods as well as the major issues plaguing the African American community. The author provides intelligent insight into the deeper roots of America’s long history and struggle with racism as well as the solution. The author shows through how a background investigation of medical science, culture, and social policy can propel or subdue an entire people group, and examines research on the A.C.E.S. (Adverse Childhood Experiences), which affects all communities regardless of race. This book is an exciting and well-researched exposé into one of America’s most electrifying socio-political movements.

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Black Men's Studies

Black Manhood and Masculinities in the U.S. Context

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Serie McDougal III

Black Men's Studies offers an approach to understanding the lives and the self determination of men of African descent in the U.S. context. It not only frames their experiences, it also explores the multidimensional approaches to advancing the lives of Black men. Particular attention is given to places Black men in their own unique historical, cultural, and socio-political contexts.

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Community College Leadership and Management

Reframing Institutional Practices for Student Success

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Carlos Nevarez and J. Luke Wood

Community College Leadership and Management places emphasis on reframing college practices in order to advance student success. This calls for leaders to be well versed on promising strategies which have illustrated evidence in advancing academic success. Such practices include intrusive academic advising, exit interviews with dropouts and graduates, and the use of technology to supplement face-to-face academic counselor advising. These leaders are aware of and welcome the challenges and opportunities a changing student population presents to community colleges. The authors critically analyze and call for a deconstruction of conventional practices and the construction of new approaches to understand how student success is envisioned. For example, a redefinition of what constitutes student success is advanced. A redefinition of student success—as the attainment of an academic, vocational, career, or personal goal—is put forth. This broader perception, definition, and meaning of student success is not limited to or constrained by an accountability paradigm. It is driven by the need to capture a more complete picture of the trajectory of contemporary and traditional enrollees from increasingly diverse backgrounds: students whose goals do not fit solely and neatly into two traditionally dominant outcomes like graduation and transfer. It is the role of community college leaders to affirm, inculcate, and communicate this more nuanced definition, allowing it to guide the vision and mission, programs, policies, and practices of the institution. Carlos Nevarez and Luke J. Wood support their arguments through various models, frameworks, research findings, case studies, and presentation of self-reflective questions aimed at advancing reflective community college scholar-practitioners.

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Doing Family on the Move

Highly-Skilled Migrants in Switzerland and Germany

Florian Tissot

This book focuses on the coordination between family life and professional career under the condition of repeated mobilities. It analyses the division between the labour force work and the care work of couples of highly-skilled migrants settling in either Switzerland or Germany. A mutually exclusive model provides an innovative understanding of gendered hierarchies in career achievement. The male partners operate three parallel elements: an upward professional career, a family-life implying child(ren), and maintaining their availability to further unplanned relocations. The female partners can only coordinate two of these concurrently. In fact, the male partners combine the three elements by taking advantage of specific, and mostly invisible, care work that the female partner provides.

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Gender in Organizations

The Icelandic Female Council Manager

Eva Marín Hlynsdóttir

The importance of local authorities in modern states continues to grow regarding service delivery and policy-making. As the role of local authorities has grown, so has the prestige and importance of the top manager positions at the local level. Traditionally, women’s advancement into these top-echelon positions has been much slower than into positions at the lower levels of local government. So how and when do women get hired into these positions? Is their career advancement similar to that of their male peers, or are there notable differences between the sexes? And are women really only hired as change agents during times of crisis? The author provides answers to these questions and more by focusing on the career advancement of Icelandic female council managers. The book draws from both comparative resources and a single case study on Iceland and provides comprehensive information on the recruitment of women into the position of council manager from the perspective of local government studies, organizational studies and gender studies. The book will help scholars, students and practitioners interested in exploring the subtle hindrances facing women’s advancement into top-echelon positions in organizations.

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Softpower, Soccer, Supremacy

The Chinese Dream

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Edited by J. A. Mangan, Peter Horton and Christian Tagsold

Xi Jinping’s "Soccer Revolution" is unique: the most extensive politicization and geo-politicization of the Global Game. His purpose is to extend the global softpower projection of "the Middle Kingdom": an ancient Western imperial mantra ("bread and circuses") has been replaced by a modern Eastern "imperial" mantra ("rice and pitches"). The Asian Football Federation shares this "allopathic" vision of East Asian soccer: the future is Asia and it starts in China! Soccer is a talisman for a New Asia in a New Era. For China soccer is a hubristic instrument of softpower projection. Softpower, Soccer, Supremacy: The Chinese Dream makes this point forcefully. In East Asia soccer in now "much more than a game"!

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Sport in East and Southeast Asian Societies

Geopolitical, Political, Cultural and Social Perspectives

Edited by J. A. Mangan