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  • Outline:Introduction: Movie industry and the necessity of translating movie titles, Movie title and its functions; Characteristics of movie titles; Principles of English movie title translation; Suggested translation strategies; Conclusion; Reference.

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  • Health and Quality of Life Outcomes BioMed Central Research Open Access Cultural Issues in Using the SF-36 Health Survey in Asia: Results from Taiwan Hsu-Min Tseng*1, Jui-fen Rachel Lu*1 and Barbara Gandek2 Address: 1Health Databank Management Lab, Department of Health Care Management, College of Management, Chang Gung University, TAIWAN and 2Health Assessment Lab, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA Email: Hsu-Min Tseng* - tsenghm@mail.cgu.edu.tw; Jui-fen Rachel Lu* - rachel@mail.cgu.edu.tw; Barbara Gandek - bgandek@hal-health.

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  • Meeting the challenge of attaining overall development has for a long time been the preoccupation of all nations of the world. Because of the multi-faceted and allencompassing nature of ‘development’, even the most advanced nations of the world today are battling with many ‘developmental’ challenges. Suffice it to agree with the notion that development is a process and not a destination.

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  • This volume is the first of a series on “Physical Techniques in the Study of Art, Archaeology and Cultural Heritage”. It follows a successful earlier publication by Elsevier (Radiation in Art and Archaeometry), also produced by the editors of this book, Dr David Bradley (Department of Physics, University of Surrey) and Professor Dudley Creagh (Director of the Cultural Heritage Research Centre, University of Canberra).

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  • Do Alaska Native People Get Free Medical Care?* (and other frequently asked questions about Alaska Native issues and cultures) has been prepared by UAA/APU faculty and Anchorage community members as a companion to the Books of the Year. It provides responses to common questions about Alaska Native issues (the answer to the title question is “no; they paid in advance”) and includes recommended readings on a wide variety of topics including identity, language and culture; subsistence; ANCSA; the effects of colonialism; education and health care; and the future....

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  • As a long-standing advocate for understanding issues of cultural and ethnic diversity, I have served as President of APA Division 45, Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues, and currently chair the American Psychological Association’s Commission for the Recruitment, Retention and Training of Ethnic Minorities implementation task force (CEMRRAT2). Both of these organizations were instrumental in the approval of the APA Multicultural Guidelines for Practice and the promotion of empirical research addressing mental health issues of ethnic minority clinical populations.

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  • The Perl Journal (TPJ) did something most print journals aspire to, but few succeed. Within a remarkable short time, TPJ acquired a cult-following and became the voice of the Perl community. Every serious Perl programmer subscribed to it, and every notable Perl guru jumped at the opportunity to write for it. Back issues were swapped like trading cards. No longer in print format, TPJ remains the quintessential spirit of Perl--a publication for and by Perl programmers who see fun and beauty in an admittedly quirky little language....

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  • This book offers a contribution to current debates over child labor. It also presents child labor as a problem to which various branches of international law have made a response. Because of the broad range of international law sub- disciplines treated in this book, and because of the necessity of understanding the context of child labor as a social, economic and cultural issue, I have ben- efited from the contributions and support of many individuals and organiza- tions throughout the research and writing of this book....

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  • As discussed in the Introduction to Volume One, Jennifer Simon, who was at Wiley at the time, was instrumental in convincing me to edit the two-volume reference Handbook on Racial-Cultural Psychology and Counseling. I agreed to take the project through her persistence and encouragement. She prompted me to think about what type of material would help advance the field and at the same time build on existing research and scholarship. It was also her belief that conceptual and research issues combined into one volume with training and practice would not be practical.

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  • This chapter raises some questions about the relations between religion, culture and mental health. Does religion cause, exacerbate or relieve mental disorder? And what role is played by cultural factors in the relations between mental health and religion? Are religion’s roles in mental health similar in every culture? An underlying task for this book and its readers is to examine several prevalent ideas and questions about religion and mental health.

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  • The World Health Organization (WHO)(2000) defines female genital mutilation(FGM) as ‘pro-cedures involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs whether for cultural, religious or other non-therapeutic reason’.

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  • In terms of Marxist - Leninist Philosophy, interpret and clarify theoretical, practical issues, and propose solutions to promote traditional cultural values in the cultural life of the grassroots unit of the Lao people’s Army today.

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  • There is a fundamental law of attraction in the universe that guides people’s lives and is the underlying power behind all things. This law was expressed by Napoleon Hill when he said, “We become what we think about.” This profound truth has been stated in many different languages and cultures throughout history. In the second century of the Common Era, the Roman emperor and Stoic philosopher Marcus Aurelius said “Our life is what our thoughts make it.” This idea has been developed over time and has now become a central tenet in many spiritual traditions....

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  • This new edition has been revised to match the format of the latest TOEIC and includes fifty vocabulary-building lessons that focus on American English as it is used within the context of modern business, industry, communications, and cultural activities. Examples of practical English usage touch on such subjects as contracts, marketing, banking, and personnel, among many others.

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  • A charming Trojan Horse of a book While this slim book is ostensibly a guide to cracking the cult of the puzzle in Microsoft's hiring practices, Poundstone manages to sneak in a wealth of material on the crucial issue of how to hire in today's knowledge-based economy. How Would You Move Mount Fuji? delivers on the promise of revealing the tricks to Microsoft's notorious hiring challenges. But, more important, Poundstone, an accomplished science journalist, shows how puzzles can — and cannot — identify the potential stars of a competitive company....

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  • These cultural grids determine how reality is constructed in both source and target texts, and the skill of the translator in manipulating these grids will determine the success of the outcome. Lefevere argues that these cultural grids, a notion deriving from Pierre Bourdieu’s notion of cultural capital, highlight the creativity of the translator, for he or she is inevitably engaged in a complex creative process.

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  • This chapter presents globalization aspects of electronic commerce, describes the key issues in each area, and then analyzes approaches that could be Used to address these issues. Globalization is the marketing and selling of a product outside a companys home country, and the most effective way to do that on the Internet is via localization of Web content. Localization is the process and product of customizing Web content so that it is most understandable and usable to a person residing in a particular locale.

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  • This revision of Principles of Accounting is based on an understanding of the nature, culture, and motivations of today’s undergraduate students and on extensive feedback from many instructors who use our book. These substantial changes meet the needs of these students, who not only face a business world increasingly complicated by ethical issues, globalization, and technology but who also have more demands on their time.

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  • The phenomenon of globalization has captured the popular imagination in the last decade or so. This is reflected in numerous books published on this topic from various academic disciplines and across philosophical discourses. In discussing the various facets of globalization, almost all discourses consider the role of business and/or multinational corporations to be very salient in either enhancing this phenomenon or managing the process of globalization.

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  • Ten years ago when I wrote the foreword to the first edition of this book, the concept of women’s health was changing at a rapid pace. The focus was just shifting from solely reproductive issues and biological factors, to an expanded perception that women’s health encompasses biological, familial, cultural, economic, emotional, psychological, and behavioral elements of each woman and her sociopolitical environment, beyond just the reproductive organs and across her entire lifespan.

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