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Edited by Linda Bryder and Martin Gorsky

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Edited by Linda Bryder and Martin Gorsky

Studies in the History of Healthcare provides an outlet for academic monographs (sole- or multi-authored) devoted to both the social and the intellectual dimensions of the history of medicine, with a special emphasis on public health, health care and health services. The focus of the series is on the nineteenth and/or twentieth centuries, and is international in scope. The series encourages investigations into public health including environmental health, preventive medicine, responses to lifestyle diseases, and maternal and child health. It also embraces studies of health policy, health systems and state medicine, including in colonial and postcolonial settings. While studies may focus on general medicine, they would also give appropriate weight to healthcare as it relates to sectors such as indigenous peoples, older people, mentally ill and/or other vulnerable social groups. Unless they are placed in a broad context and address significant historical questions the series does not include biographies or histories of individual institutions and organisations. The monographs included in this series reflect the cutting edge of research in the now well-established and still expanding field of medical history.

Studies in the History of Healthcare is a successor to Studies in the History of Medicine, formerly edited by Charles Webster.

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Edited by Łukasz Skoczylas and Elżbieta Smolarkiewicz

The aim of this book is to highlight the issue of internal migrations and emphasise the need to conduct research on their course and consequences, including those stemming from historical processes. The complexity of this topic is illustrated by the fact that the chapters contained in the book have been written by representatives of different disciplines: sociology, psychology, geography and economics, which may suggest the need for interdisciplinary research to be conducted in the future.

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Mito, conocimiento y acción

Continuidad y cambio en los procesos culturales

Edited by Claudio César Calabrese, Gustavo Esparza and Ethel Junco

Este libro elucida sobre el mito y sus posibilidades formales dentro del mundo de la cultura. Los autores se cuestionan sobre los niveles y formas de vinculación entre el pensar mítico con otras formas de expresión tales como la Pedagogía, la política y la filosofía misma. La finalidad es mostrar que todo recurso de conocimiento se sustenta de una concepción fundamental del mundo desde la cual fundamentar las acciones. La racionalidad científica –la legalidad que goza actualmente– debe asumirse como una forma necesaria para la comprensión del mundo, pero no la única; el mito, de igual modo, es un punto de partida valido para la construcción del mundo de la cultura. Aquí se estudia la estructura interna, modo de relación, tensiones filológicas por las que ha atravesado este símbolo, así como las aportaciones a ciertos cambios y procesos culturales con los que trabajamos cotidianamente hoy en día. A partir de ello se puede aceptar una comodidad y tranquilidad operativa, lo que ha de entenderse como el resultado de una validación epistémica de los fundamentos (míticos) que sustentan dichas acciones.

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New Approaches to Spatial Planning and Design

Planning, Design, Applications

Edited by Murat Özyavuz

One of the main objectives of planning and design is the reflection of the works to the space. Therefore, the starting point of this book is to reveal the research conducted by different professions in the field of spatial planning and design. For this purpose, original researches on direct application and land were included. Planning and design studies need co-operation between professions in order to fulfill this philosophy. These activities are effective means of fulfilling the philosophy of sustainability. Planning and design is a tool to tell the story of a community, and how it’s past, present and future work together for a sustainable tomorrow. The design process in which the most appropriate spatial compositions are revealed by shaping the areas in the direction of planning decisions, develops in the continuation of the planning process. This book is for landscape architects and other planning and design professions. Theoretical foundations, theories, methods, and applications will be essential parts of this reference book. In addition, this book addresses several very different subjects of study; landscape management, biodiversity, landscape restoration, landscape design, urban design, urban planning and architectural design related to theory, practice and the results will be covered.

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La ciudad de una y mil máscaras

Nociones de Tijuana y la identidad tijuanense en la narrativa local

Miguel Angel Pillado

La ciudad de Tijuana admite todas las versiones de identidad que se le adjudican porque todas contribuyen a su configuración imaginaria, pero son apenas unas cuantas de éstas, venidas desde el exterior, las que han objetivado la manera de percibirla: Tijuana como la capital del pecado; como un mero lugar-de-paso; como el principio (o el fin) de la mexicanidad; y acaso la versión más reciente, Tijuana como el gran ombligo de la posmodernidad humana y los procesos de hibridación sociocultural que a ésta le acompañan. La ciudad de una y mil máscaras examina la representación de esta ciudad en las narrativas de cuatro escritores locales que han reclamado una visión propia de la misma. Narrativas que ofrecen versiones discursivas de Tijuana donde ésta no se deja nivelar sin problematizar las tesis hegemónicas que han singularizado su carácter mediante fraseología denigrante o glamurosos conceptos teóricos. Antes bien, la ciudad que revelan ante nosotros se reparte en diversos contextos de enunciación que exponen una realidad que depende de las circunstancias específicas de cada individuo que habita en dicho espacio. Todo lo cual, a su vez, da forma a un escenario de múltiples conductas, expresiones, valores y objetivos; un escenario por lo tanto diverso, dinámico, inestable y conflictivo.

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Verleger als Leser und als Vermittler von Lesekultur

Britische Verlegerkarrieren zwischen 1800 und 1926 unter besonderer Berücksichtigung lesebiographischer Ansätze

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Sandra Simon

Verlegerpersönlichkeiten, die das Profil ihrer Verlage entscheidend gestalteten und auf die Lesekultur ihrer Zeit einwirkten, prägten das Verlagswesen im neunzehnten Jahrhundert. Gegenstand der vorliegenden Publikation sind die vier britischen Verleger William (1800-1883) und Robert Chambers (1802-1871), C. Kegan Paul (1828-1902) sowie J. M. Dent (1849-1926). Im Rückgriff auf biographische Ansätze der Leserforschung und Verlagsgeschichte arbeitet die Autorin die konkreten Umstände der Lesesozialisation der Verleger, ihren Bezug zum Lesen und zum Buch sowie die Auswirkungen auf das Selbstverständnis der Verleger und ihren Einfluss auf die Lesekultur ihrer Zeit heraus.

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Vernon C. Lindsay

Are you interested in working with African-American male students to help them succeed beyond the classroom? If so, this book is for you! Capoeira is a martial art created by enslaved Africans in Brazil, and it combines self-defense tactics with dance movements, percussion instruments, freedom songs, sacred rituals, acrobatic maneuvers, and communal philosophies. Through this highly-anticipated follow-up book to Critical Race and Education for Black Males: When Pretty Boys Become Men, Dr. Lindsay illustrates how Capoeira can serve as a resource to encourage positive self-awareness, leadership, and social justice activism among African-American males. This book represents thirteen years of Dr. Lindsay’s experiences in Capoeira and illustrates how a physical education class evolved into an after-school program aligned with a culturally responsive curriculum.

Through research collected at a Chicago elementary school, Capoeira, Black Males, and Social Justice: A Gym Class Transformed shows how teachers can use culturally responsive curricular methods to engage African-American male students in meaningful lessons, conversations, and actions. This book is a must-read for teachers and administrators in urban school settings. It demonstrates the potential impact of schools in an era where race, gender, sexuality, economic status, and age continue to influence opportunities. Courses with the following themes will benefit from this book: critical race theory in education; African Americans and schooling; introduction to urban education; race, sports, and extracurricular programs; critical pedagogy; gender, difference, and curriculum; teaching and learning in the multicultural, multilingual classroom.

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Edited by Billy Hawkins

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The Cinema of Iceland

Between Tradition and Liquid Modernity

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Sebastian Jakub Konefał

The last decade was an exceptional period for the Icelandic cinema. The films produced during this time have won many prestigious awards at international festivals. Cinematic images of Iceland eclectically interlace myths, stereotypes and postmodern means of expression. At first glance, the local films obsessively repeat the same themes which might be incomprehensible for a foreign viewer. However, academic research on the most interesting motion pictures creates an opportunity to study the birth and development of small, but energetic and ambitious cinematography. Such an experience also allows analyzing problems related to the system of film production in this sparsely populated country and helps identify challenges during the process of introducing a local culture abroad. Finally, studying Icelandic cinema gives a chance to go on the audiovisual journey through the fascinating culture and unique landscapes.

The author of the book analyses popular topics and narrative strategies in Icelandic films. The research covers local versions of black comedies, road movies and crime stories as well as different figures connected with the motif of struggle between tradition and modernity.