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  • Sociology is a curious discipline. Its objects of attention are both the taken-for-granted and the exceptional. It looks at the everyday experience and the extraordinary events as problematic; suffused with simultaneous and conflicting yet flourishing negotiations. Moved by this insight Peter Berger opened up his famed book with this poignant statement: “It can be said that the first wisdom of sociology is this: things are not what they seem…. Social reality turns out to have many layers of meaning. The discovery of each new layer changes the perception of the whole.

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  • A country’s attitudinal profile is as much a part of its social reality as are its demographic make-up, its culture and its distinctive social patterns. It helps to provide a nuanced picture of a country’s circumstances, its continuities and changes, its democratic health, and how it feels to live there. It also helps to measure the country’s progress towards the achievement of its economic, social and political goals, based on the measurement of both ‘objective’ and ‘subjective’ realities....

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  • The global development experience of the past century has shown that economic growth cannot be sustained without taking into consideration the social and political development of vulnerable populations, including the struggle for minority rights. Within this context, this volume argues for the support of an interdisciplinary discussion that aims to link studies surrounding the development of minorities in Asia.

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  • Drawing on the personal narratives of women from across the political spectrum in the Western Cape, this book presents an unusual and regional perspective on the political history of South African women. Within the context of the broad social and political processes affecting women at the time, the study examines some of the local social and political forces that informed women’s lives in the Western Cape.

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  • The papers in this volume provide us with a good sample of contemporary metaphysical inquiries. The first essay, by Zovko and Zovko, develops an account of the nature of metaphysical inquiry in general, which account is grounded in the history of this discipline. Their essay illuminates the great divide between ancient and medieval thought, on the one hand and modern and post-modern metaphysical thinking, on the other.

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  • Education has become the number one demanded commodity for social and economic transformation for both developing and developed economies. Thus the number of persons going and returning to school has become too big to be handled by existing brick and mortar learning institutions. Besides, the majority of lifelong learners do not have the time to become full-time students. Distance education is becoming the solution to the aforementioned challenges. It has been defined as the mode of study where the learner is separated in time and space from the institution and tutors providing the tuition....

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  • In terms of economic stability and growth, in 2008 the UK food and drink industry accounted for 7% of the national output, supporting about 3.7million jobs (Cabinet Office 2008). Trying to balance these complex elements of sustainability poses an enormous challenge. While some synergies can be found there are also a number of conflicting goals and potential tensions.

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  • Christine Buci-Glucksmann's brilliant study of modern social theory is concerned with the ways in which social realities can be represented, and in particular with the possible means of representing 'modernity'. More specifically still, she wants to understand the aesthetic systems of modernity. Representation concerns the multiple ways in which realities can be encoded in a system of signs, typically through what we regard as art, religion and language, that is through symbolic orders. Aesthetics is narrowly defined as the philosophy of art, or more broadly as a theory of beauty.

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  • Virtual Reality is clearly interdisciplinary research area. It has, not only Information Technology importance but social, educational, economical importance too. It combines multiple disciplines for the development of virtual reality systems in which the user has the immersive feeling of being in the real world. Virtual reality has several applications in almost all fields of real life. The most typical fields for the application of virtual reality are health-care, engineering and game industry....

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  • Today’s society is fascinated by crime. Crime and deviance have taken on a cultural significance they never previously had. As a result, crime is a hot topic in the media and one that leads people to be continually exposed to criminal events, portrayals of those who commit them, and the suffering of victims. Most of the crime we experience, we experience vicariously. But the bias in crime reporting is such that it is easy to get the wrong idea about the reality of crime.

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  • Critics of American education frequently blame lagging student performance on the deteriorating American family structure. Moreover, it is widely asserted that substantial spending on schools and social programs over the past two decades has failed to reverse the educational downtrend.

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  • The definition of gender roles is so central in Afghan society and culture, that any perceived or planned changes require consultations not only with the household but also with the larger community. Men and women to a large extent share the same cultural ethos and values, including their conception of gender roles, and they seek to validate these within their communities. Years of turmoil have furthermore left communities to their own devices, strengthening the inherent distrust of external authorities and increased reliance upon conservative values.

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  • Although the views expressed in each chapter are those of the author(s) concerned, they have been influenced by many colleagues and friends in various organisations and settings, in particular the Transcultural Psychiatry Society (UK); Survivors Speak Out; Nafsiyat (Intercultural Therapy Centre); MIND; the Marlborough Family Service; Good Practices in Mental Health; Clinical Psychology, Race and Culture Special Interest Group of the British Psychological Society and the confederation of Indian Organisations.

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  • Tham khảo sách 'challenge, drama & social engagement: designing mobile augmented reality experiences', kinh doanh - tiếp thị, quản trị kinh doanh phục vụ nhu cầu học tập, nghiên cứu và làm việc hiệu quả

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  • The industrialized world bears a major responsibility for having created this state of affairs and a comparable duty to change it. The West has suffi cient resources to provide aid to mitigate suffering. We must transform ourselves from consumers of trained professionals in low income countries into providers of training and care. Opportunities for our trainees to work abroad as trainers and carers in low income countries will enlarge their understanding and make them better practitioners when they return.

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  • Disparities in access to essential basic services, such as sanitation, clean water, health, education and access to the judiciary system, are fundamental inequities that can produce lifelong inequalities and deep-seated feelings of injustice. These inequities extend to things like access to information: while access to communication technologies, including the internet, may seem like a luxury, in reality it means that while most young people in developed countries, and the wealthier young people in poor countries, can obtain the information they seek, others cannot (see Figure 1).

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  • In his Lectures on the Duties and Qualifi cations of a Physician (1770) Doctor John Gregory sympathized with students who were forced to study medical history, claiming, ‘It is indeed an unpleasant task, and, at fi rst view, seems a useless one, to enquire into the numerous theories that have infl uenced the practice of physic in diff erent ages’.

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  • Growing awareness around the ecological impacts of water withdrawal and discharge increases both reputational and regulatory risks. Healthy aquatic ecosystems are an essential part of local communities and livelihoods, not only by serving as a source of clean drinking water, but also by providing cultural, social, aesthetic and economic value. As a result, significant water withdrawal or wastewater discharge, regardless of the extent of actual impacts on the neighboring communities or ecosystems, inevitably increase the risk of potential conflict with local communities.

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  • Through some old books, this thesis learns and clarification, in particular the content, nature and characteristics of Varna was reflected in that document. Since then evaluate the role of this regime towards society in ancient India. Through content to dive into the social reality of ancient India.

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  • Tham khảo sách 'challenge, drama & social engagement: designing mobile augmented reality experiencesgene becker', kinh doanh - tiếp thị, quản trị kinh doanh phục vụ nhu cầu học tập, nghiên cứu và làm việc hiệu quả

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