Atlas Of The World S Languages

Author: R.E. Asher
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317851080
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Before the first appearance of the Atlas of the World's Languages in 1993, all the world's languages had never been accurately and completely mapped. The Atlas depicts the location of every known living language, including languages on the point of extinction. This fully revised edition of the Atlas offers: up-to-date research, some from fieldwork in early 2006 a general linguistic history of each section an overview of the genetic relations of the languages in each section statistical and sociolinguistic information a large number of new or completely updated maps further reading and a bibliography for each section a cross-referenced language index of over 6,000 languages. Presenting contributions from international scholars, covering over 6,000 languages and containing over 150 full-colour maps, the Atlas of the World's Languages is the definitive reference resource for every linguistic and reference library.

Migrants Work And The Welfare State

Author: Torben Tranæs
Publisher: University Press of Southern Denmark
ISBN: 9788778387745
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The aim of this book is to uncover non-Western immigrantsâ?? integration and living conditions in Denmark and Germany comparatively. The results are presented by leading labor market and integration researchers as a joint Danish-German research project. The main emphasis is on integration into the labor market. However, a number of other circumstances are also detailed in the exposition. The authors analyze the demographic trends, educational factors, and immigrantsâ?? use of the social benefits in Denmark and Germany, all from a comparative perspective. The issue of crime and the effects of immigration on salaries and employment for the host population are also analyzed and discussed. Finally, the book considers the question of the financial sustainability of the welfare state. What impact does immigration have on the public purse, in both the first and subsequent generations?

Urban Spaces In Japan

Author: Christoph Brumann
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136318836
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Urban Spaces in Japan explores the workings of power, money and the public interest in the planning and design of Japanese space. Through a set of vivid case studies of well-known Japanese cities including Tokyo, Kobe, and Kyoto, this book examines the potential of civil society in contemporary planning debates. Further, it addresses the implications of Japan's biggest social problem – the demographic decline – for Japanese cities, and demonstrates the serious challenges and exciting possibilities that result from the impending end of Japan's urban growth. Presenting a synthetic approach that reflects both the physical aspects and the social significance of urban spaces, this book scrutinizes the precise patterns of urban expansion and shrinkage. In doing so, it also summarizes current theories of public space, urban space, and the body in space which are relevant to both Japan and the wider international debate. With detailed case studies and more general reflections from a broad range of disciplines, this collection of essays demonstrates the value of cross-disciplinary cooperation. As such, it is of interest to students and scholars of geography and urban planning as well as history, anthropology and cultural studies.

The Art Of Loving

Author: Erich Fromm
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1480402001
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The landmark bestseller that changed the way we think about love: “Every line is packed with common sense, compassion, and realism” (Fortune). The Art of Loving is a rich and detailed guide to love—an achievement reached through maturity, practice, concentration, and courage. In the decades since the book’s release, its words and lessons continue to resonate. Erich Fromm, a celebrated psychoanalyst and social psychologist, clearly and sincerely encourages the development of our capacity for and understanding of love in all of its facets. He discusses the familiar yet misunderstood romantic love, the all-encompassing brotherly love, spiritual love, and many more. A challenge to traditional Western notions of love, The Art of Loving is a modern classic about taking care of ourselves through relationships with others by the New York Times–bestselling author of To Have or To Be? and Escape from Freedom. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Erich Fromm including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate.

Underachievers In School

Author: Nava Butler-Por
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
ISBN: 9780471911098
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Covers issues related to the problem and treatment of underachievement among children of healthy and normal development. Discusses the child's motivation for learning, factors influencing the onset of underachievement, and the characteristics associated with it. Includes the findings of a study, conducted by the author, of primary school underachievers of both average and superior abilities. Introduces a new intervention program appropriate for the treatment of underachievers in class, discusses the teacher's role in helping underachievers, and provides diagnostic tools for identification and teaching methods capable of reducing the incidence of underachievement in school. Explores the educational needs of gifted underachievers, and the practical implications for pre-service and in-service education of teachers.

Educating For Human Dignity

Author: Betty Reardon
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812200187
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Issues of universal human rights are critically important topics in education today. Educators, scholars, and activists urge schools to promote awareness and understanding of human rights in their curricula from the earliest levels. Written by by Betty A. Reardon, one of the foremost scholars on human rights education for the primary and secondary levels, Educating for Human Dignity is designed for both teachers and teacher educators. It is the first resource offering both guidance and support materials for human rights education programs from kindergarten through high school. It opens possibilities for an holistic approach to human rights education that directly confronts the values issues raised by human rights problems in a context of global interrelationships.

Young Minds In Social Worlds

Author: Katherine Nelson
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674041402
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Katherine Nelson re-centers developmental psychology with a revived emphasis on development and change, rather than foundations and continuity. Nelson argues that a child’s entrance into the community of minds is a gradual process with enormous consequences for child development, and the adults that they become.

Bodies

Author: Susie Orbach
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 1847651267
Size: 25.94 MB
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In the past decades, the pressure to perfect and design our bodies has been unprecedented. Men are encouraged to surgically pump up their pecs, breast enhancement is a sweet sixteen birthday present in the suburbs of America, and eating problems - from bulimia to obesity - are growing daily, affecting children as young as six. In China, women are having their legs broken and extended by 5cms. In Iran, behind the Hijab there are 35,000 cosmetic nose reconstructions a year. The body is no longer a given and to possess a flawless one has become the ambition of millions. In her years of practice as a psychoanalyst, Susie Orbach has come to realise that the way we view our bodies is the mirror of how we view ourselves: our body becomes the measure of our worth. In this book, she raises the fundamental questions about how we arrived here and proposes a new theory on how we became embodied.

Families Count

Author: Alison Clarke-Stewart
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139450689
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This book is concerned with the question of how families matter in young people's development - a question of obvious interest and importance to a wide range of readers, which has serious policy implication. A series of key current topics concerning families are examined by the top international scholars in the field, including the key risks affecting children, individual differences in their resilience, links between families and peers, the connections between parental work and children's family lives, the impact of childcare, divorce, and parental separation, grandparents, and new family forms such as lesbian and surrogate mother families. The latest research findings are brought together with discussion of policy issues raised.

Educating The Human Brain

Author: Michael I. Posner
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
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It examines the brain areas involved in regulatory networks, their connectivity, and how their development is influenced by genes and experience.