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Making Sense of Place

Making Sense of Place

Author: Frank Vanclay

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000064123462

Category: History

Page: 331

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"Making Sense of Place is a book of selected proceedings from the Senses of Place conference held in Hobart in April 2006. It explores place from myriad perspectives and through evocative encounters. The Barrier Reef is experienced through the sense of touch, Lake Mungo is encountered through sound and 'listening', and light is shed on the meaning of place for deaf people. Case studies include the Maze prison, Inuit hunting grounds, and the songlines of the Anangu people. Iconic landscapes, lookouts, gardens, grieving places, the 'car place' - all provide contexts for experiencing and understanding place."--Provided by publisher.

Making Sense of AIDS

Making Sense of AIDS

Author: Leslie Butt

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: UCSC:32106019481354

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

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In Melanesia, rates of HIV infection are among the highest in the Pacific and increasing rapidly, with grave humanitarian, development, and political implications. There is a great need for social research on HIV/AIDS in the region to provide better insights into the sensitive issues surrounding HIV transmission. This collection, the first book on HIV and AIDS in the Pacific region, gathers together stunning and original accounts of the often surprising ways that people make sense of the AIDS epidemic in various parts of Melanesia. The volume addresses substantive issues concerning AIDS and contemporary sexualities, relations of power, and moralities--themes that provide a powerful backdrop for twenty-first century understandings of the tensions between sexuality, religion, and politics in many parts of the world.

Making Sense of Elementary Algebra

Making Sense of Elementary Algebra

Author: Elaine A. Kasimatis

Publisher: Addison Wesley Publishing Company

ISBN: PSU:000046202505

Category: Mathematics

Page: 576

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Reflecting NCTM and AMATYC standards, this reform algebra text presents elementary topics in the context of problem solving and concept development. Focusing on data, equations, and graphing, students work in small groups to investigate eight core mathematical problems, adding skills to their mathematical "tools kits" through active learning. Emphasizing hands-on understanding over routine drill, the authors incorporate the use of physical objects for developing mathematical models and structures. When appropriate, scientific calculators are integrated.

Making Sense of History

Making Sense of History

Author: Mushirul Hasan

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015052550012

Category: India

Page: 528

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"Making Sense of History is a historian's exploration of the past and present. Some articles, essays and interviews supplement his scholarly publications, but most reflect Professor Hasan's present-day concerns. Thus, he writes on 11 September, on Palestine and on pogrom in Gujarat. He dwells on the rise of Hindu nationalism and Islamic fundamentalism and critically evaluates their cultural ideological resources. His is a story that resonates with ideas on the contemporary Indian scene. This book also devotes a section to some of the leading Western and South Asian interpreters of Islam. Without being apologetic about Islamic teachings, Professor Hasan engages with a wide range of topics of concern to contemporary Muslims in India and overseas. Covering a variety of themes including jehad, education, literature and political thought, he clears up some distortions and mispresentations about Islam and Muslim communities"--Book cover.

Making Sense of Europe

Making Sense of Europe

Author: Christopher Tugendhat

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015011294348

Category: Europe

Page: 239

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This definitive new edition Includes poems never previously published, restores poems from RLS's notebooks mutilated by the Boston Bibliophile Society, and offers fully edited critical texts with scholarly apparatus. Included are "A Child's Garden of Verses, Penny Whistles, Underwoods, Songs of Travel, Pieces in Lallan and Poems Written in America."

Making Sense of Society

Making Sense of Society

Author: Ian Marsh

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: PSU:000031767804

Category: Social Science

Page: 643

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This major new textbook has been specially written to meet the needs of a new generation of students who may be studying sociology in a variety of different levels, on different types of courses at different types of institutions but all need to understand the fundamentals of sociological thought to make sense of the society around them. The student oriented approach which has been adopted encourages the reader to constantly think for themselves rather than learn by rote and the book has been carefully designed to make the material contained as interactive and as accessible as possible. The most up-to-date case studies and data are used wherever appropriate to ensure this book is an informed, original and stimulating introduction to Sociology and a valuable new resource for student and lecturer alike.

Making Sense of Psychiatric Cases

Making Sense of Psychiatric Cases

Author: Maurice Greenberg

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UOM:39015009573778

Category: History

Page: 258

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This book brings psychiatric problems to life by presenting twelve real case histories which illustrate common psychiatric conditions and their treatment. Each case history is followed by sections in which the psychiatrist "thinks aloud" about the factors that will influence the diagnosis and treatment of the case. These cases present realistic management problems, and will thus be useful to both psychiatrists in training and practicing psychiatrists who wish to polish their skills.

Making Sense of the Global

Making Sense of the Global

Author: Raúl Acosta

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105215514634

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Anthropology is more relevant than ever before to making sense of the constant intercultural encounters taking place around the world. Even though the discipline was born out of the need to understand the way humans interact, it had for decades been trapped in a counter-cultural stance that effectively disarmed it of any direct influence on public affairs. Recent global trends, however, have brought this academic discipline to the attention of governments, agencies, and social entrepreneurs, because of its capacity to create bridges of understanding between people of contrasting cultures. This ability is today more necessary than ever before in facing the challenges posed by the shrinking of our world. This volume provides reflections on what anthropological research can offer through its â oethickâ analyses. We are convinced that ethnographic research can contribute to a better understanding of social phenomena in our global times.