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İsmet Burçak Vatansever Durmaz

Employer branding is a concept which was introduced in 1996 and is defined as «the package of functional, economic and psychological benefits provided by employment, and identified with the employing company» (Amber & Barrow, 1996).

Even though the concept was originally introduced as a marketing term, latterly the employer branding terminology has entered the human resource management world. Organizations have to work on the desired level of employer branding internally and also externally to achieve efficiency and effectiveness. Organizations focused mostly on attracting and recruiting talents in a wide range of competitive environment which is influenced by a «war for talents». Employer branding is also known as an effective mechanism which is related to the internal value perceptions on the organizations.

The Higher Education industry, which is one of the biggest service industries in the world, has to give importance to the term «employer branding» for external and also internal stakeholders. Since the idea of the universities has changed, it forces universities to be one of the growth industries. This growth generates some important and critical challenges on working conditions of academics and also administrative personnel in higher education institutions (HEIs).

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The Little Qanun of Ibn Sina

Little Model of the Great Qanun

Kadircan Hidir Keskinbora

Ibn Sina wrote many books on various scientific branches, many of which are on philosophy, religion, music, medicine, astronomy, physics, and natural sciences. Some sources state that the number of books he has written is over 240; 153 of these have been discovered. Among his valuable books, the two most well-known books are «al-Shifa», which deals mostly with philosophy, and the five-volume «al-Qānūn Fī al-Tibb», which is a complete medical encyclopedia. The Little Qanun is the model of «al-Qānūn». The idea of publishing this book struck the author’s mind when he thoroughly dealt with Avicenna’s views and thoughts. It is hard to imagine such discoveries were generated more than one thousand years ago.

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Edited by Hans-Christian Maner and Ioannis Zelepos

Der Sammelband enthält Beiträge internationaler Experten aus verschiedenen Fachdisziplinen zur Wahrnehmung von Antike und Byzanz als historischem Erbe in Südosteuropa vom 19. Jahrhundert bis in die Gegenwart. Die Fallbeispiele reichen von Bosnien-Herzegowina bis zur Türkei. Die Autoren untersuchen Medialisierungen von Vergangenheit in komparativer Perspektive im Hinblick auf wissenschaftliche Diskurse sowie auf politische und ideologische Indienstnahmen unter besonderer Berücksichtigung jüngster und gegenwärtiger Entwicklungen. Ihre differenzierten Einzelanalysen liefern somit ein wertvolles Kompendium zum aktuellen Thema «Public History» in der Region.

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Edited by Àngels Casals Martinez and Giovanni C. Cattini

The present book is a complex approach to the elements that built the Catalan national identity, which can only be analyzed through its complexity and longue durée historical times.
Regarding medieval and early modern centuries, the territorial construction, law and state are presented, along with the complexity added by the appearance of composite monarchies in the 16th century, and taking into account the significance of constructing a literary and historiographic tradition to define national character.
Regarding modern centuries, the authors do not ignore the importance of socioeconomic dimensions in a very complex diversity which flows both in the intellectual and political world and in the dissemination of identity through the mass media in an international level as well.
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Contemporary Topics in Computer Graphics and Games

Selected Papers from the Eurasia Graphics Conference Series

Edited by Veysi İşler, Haşmet Gürçay, Hasan Kemal Süher and Güven Çatak

This book provides an introduction and overview of the rapidly evolving topics of computer graphics and games, presenting the new perspectives employed by researchers and the industry, highlighting the recent empirical findings. Bringing selected papers from the Eurasia Graphics conference series together, the book aims to discuss issues, solutions, challenges, and needs for a better understanding of computer graphics and games.

The Games and Simulation section of this book covers the topics of game user experience, game narrative, playability heuristics, human computer interaction and various computer simulations. The Computer Graphics section deals with 3D modelling, procedural content generation, visualization, and interaction techniques.

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De la furia a la acción colectiva

Las represalias violentas en Argentina

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Leandro Gamallo

Este libro describe la evolución de las acciones colectivas de violencia punitiva en Argentina en el período 2009–2015 y muestra las distintas formas en las que se manifiestan. A partir de un diseño metodológico mixto apoyado en una base de datos cuantitativa y la realización de estudios de caso cualitativos, la investigación corrobora el crecimiento de este tipo de acciones en el tiempo. Sostenemos la hipótesis de la presencia y el aumento en la cantidad de acciones en el tiempo se enmarca dentro del proceso de transformaciones de la acción colectiva en Argentina, particularmente de dos de sus características: la emergencia de la violencia colectiva como un modo de manifestación recurrente de las últimas décadas y el protagonismo cada vez mayor de las demandas de justicia y reparación vinculadas a diversos tipos de violencias.

Retomando las herramientas teóricas de la contienda política y los análisis de la acción colectiva, el libro muestra que los modos en que se efectúan las represalias violentas en Argentina son heterogéneos, pudiéndose construir una tipología de acciones: los linchamientos a personas, los ataques de casas o bienes y los estallidos en los que, con frecuencia, se destruyen dependencias estatales. Estos tipos reflejan distintos grados de coordinación en las acciones, factores precipitantes de violencia disímiles, grupos atacantes con conexiones múltiples y diferentes destinatarios de las agresiones. Los estudios de caso muestran que estos atributos heterogéneos de las represalias colectivas dependen del tipo de localización en la que se insertan y de los conflictos preexistentes en los que se desarrolla la violencia.

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Aline Duvoisin

L’ampleur et l’exceptionnalité qui ont caractérisé le baby-boom ont concouru à en construire une représentation dénuée de nuances. L'ouvrage interroge alors l'hétérogénéité qui a caractérisé ce phénomène dans le contexte suisse. Dans une perspective de parcours de vie et en recourant à des méthodes mixtes, l'interrelation des trajectoires familiales et professionnelles des cohortes féminines est examinée au regard du système de valeurs promulgué dans la société suisse de l'époque pour montrer comment un phénomène d’ampleur a pu être le produit d’une diversité de parcours de vie. Si l'ouvrage se concentre sur la Suisse, le développement de l’approche méthodologique mixte qu'il propose offre un cadre d’analyse renouvelé, dont les apports pour la compréhension du baby-boom peuvent être transférer à divers contextes nationaux et à l'étude d'autres phénomènes démographiques.

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Erika Džajić Uršič

The study deals with Industrial Symbiosis (IS), a term used to describe a network of diverse organizations that make use of different by-products to improve their facility to achieve common goals, improve environmental conditions or improve business and technical processes. Industrial symbiosis is understood as a technological material as well as a social relationship between so-called social actors, which are involved in the exchange of secondary resources.

The author proposes a model for the evaluation of the possibilities to establish such industrial symbiosis with a study benchmark of seven industrial symbiotic examples used to build a qualitative multi-criteria decision model for the evaluation of the industrial symbiotic network model. With the data obtained from the best-known industrial symbiotic cases in the world, the author examines the importance of social actors’ involvement in industrial symbiosis both in their industrial and non-industrial technological processes.

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Das preußisch-polnische Verhältnis und der Positivismus

Eine kultursoziologisch-postkoloniale Revision

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Katarzyna Kostrzewska-Adam

Der Positivismus gilt als eine längst erschlossene Epoche. Die Erweiterung der literaturwissenschaftlichen Untersuchung um eine Anlehnung an den theoretischen Ansatz der kulturellen Hegemonie von Antonio Gramsci, die theoretischen Begriffe der Postkolonialen Theorie und das Konzept des literarischen Feldes von Pierre Bourdieu ermöglichte der Autorin jedoch einen neuen Zugang. Die Analyse fokussiert den Wechsel des Schreibstils vor dem Hintergrund des deutsch-polnischen Nationenkonflikts. Neben der Neubetrachtung der Genese des Positivismus, bietet dieses Buch einen tiefen Einblick in die Geschichte der deutsch-polnischen Beziehung in ihrem frühen Stadium und zeigt eine große gesellschaftliche Relevanz für das heutige Verhältnis.

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Queering Paradigms VIII

Queer-Feminist Solidarity and the East/West Divide

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Edited by Katharina Wiedlack, Saltanat Shoshanova and Masha Godovananya

Queering Paradigms VIII brings together critical discourses on queer-feminist solidarity between Western, post-Soviet and post-socialist contexts. It highlights transnational solidarity efforts against homophobia, transphobia and misogyny. It engages grass-roots activists and community organizers in a conversation with scholars, and shows that the lines between these categories are blurry and that queer theorists and analysts are to be found in all spheres of queer-feminist culture. It highlights that queer paradigms and theories are born in street protests, in community spaces, in private spheres, through art and culture as well as in academia, and that the different contexts speak to each other.

This anthology presents some of the radical approaches that emerge at the intersection of activism, community organizing, art and academia, through transnational exchange, migration and collaborations. It is a celebration of alliances and solidarities between activism, community building, art, culture and academic knowledge production. Yet, the collected work also brings forward the necessary critique of Western hegemonies involved in contemporary queer-feminist solidarity activism and theory between the ‘East’ and ‘West.’ It is an important thinking about, thinking through and thinking in solidarity and the East/West divide, setting new impulses to fight oppression in all its forms.