Atlas Of The World S Languages

Author: Christopher Moseley
Publisher: London : Routledge
ISBN: 9780415019255
Size: 65.22 MB
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Never before have all the world's languages been accurately and completely mapped. This unique Atlas depicts the location of every known living language and even includes languages on the point of extinction. Presenting contributions from international scholars, covering over 4,000 languages and containing over 135 full-colour maps, the Atlas of the World's Languages is the definitive reference resource for every linguistic and reference library. The Atlas is divided into 8 sections, each of which has been edited by a leading authority in their field. 1) The Americas 2) Australasia and the Pacific 3) East and South-East Asia 4) South Asia 5) North Asia and Eastern Europe 6) Western Europe 7) Middle East and North Africa 8) Sub-Saharan Africa Each section begins with an extensive explanatory text which sets the languages of that region in context. This includes a general linguistic history of the area detailing the genetic relations of the languages and their characteristic features. Sociolinguistic and statistical data (including population figures) are given - often shown in tabular form for ease of use. This is followed by bibliographies of both classic and new publications, directing the reader to additional sources for further research. Detailed colour maps for the final part of each section and begin with a key map which shows at a glance how the region is divided. Unique time-of-contact maps for Australia and the Americas show the effect, over time, of contact with Western civilization on the linguistic profile of these regions. Concluding the work is the alphaetically arranged language index of over 4,000 languages, which lists both map number and language number for ease of access. The Atlas is an essential resource for all students, teachers and researchers in language and linguistics. In addition, it will be a valuable source for other areas of study, such as ethnography, cultural history, anthropology and geography.

Migrants Work And The Welfare State

Author: Torben Tranæs
Publisher: University Press of Southern Denmark
ISBN: 9788778387745
Size: 36.63 MB
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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?

The Art Of Loving

Author: Erich Fromm
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1480402001
Size: 12.92 MB
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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.

Urban Spaces In Japan

Author: Christoph Brumann
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136318836
Size: 79.79 MB
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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.

Underachievers In School

Author: Nava Butler-Por
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
ISBN: 9780471911098
Size: 12.95 MB
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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
Size: 59.33 MB
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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.


Author: Susie Orbach
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 1847651267
Size: 17.95 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
Size: 42.14 MB
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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.

Stories Of Mr Keuner

Author: Bertolt Brecht
Publisher: City Lights Books
ISBN: 9780872863835
Size: 15.46 MB
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Fictionalized reflections on life and politics by Bertolt Brecht, the author of The Threepenny Opera. A Book Sense 76 recommendation.