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The Popular Encyclopedia by Alexander Whitelaw

Title The Popular Encyclopedia
Author Alexander Whitelaw
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1830
Category Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Total Pages 86
ISBN UOM:39015074635890
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Icons Of Hip Hop by Mickey Hess

Title Icons of hip hop
Author Mickey Hess
Publisher ABC-CLIO
Release Date 2007
Category Hip-hop
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9780313339028
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Colour Coded by Constance Backhouse

Title Colour Coded
Author Constance Backhouse
Publisher University of Toronto Press
Release Date 1999-11-20
Category Social Science
Total Pages 432
ISBN 9781442690851
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Historically Canadians have considered themselves to be more or less free of racial prejudice. Although this conception has been challenged in recent years, it has not been completely dispelled. In Colour-Coded, Constance Backhouse illustrates the tenacious hold that white supremacy had on our legal system in the first half of this century, and underscores the damaging legacy of inequality that continues today. Backhouse presents detailed narratives of six court cases, each giving evidence of blatant racism created and enforced through law. The cases focus on Aboriginal, Inuit, Chinese-Canadian, and African-Canadian individuals, taking us from the criminal prosecution of traditional Aboriginal dance to the trial of members of the 'Ku Klux Klan of Kanada.' From thousands of possibilities, Backhouse has selected studies that constitute central moments in the legal history of race in Canada. Her selection also considers a wide range of legal forums, including administrative rulings by municipal councils, criminal trials before police magistrates, and criminal and civil cases heard by the highest courts in the provinces and by the Supreme Court of Canada. The extensive and detailed documentation presented here leaves no doubt that the Canadian legal system played a dominant role in creating and preserving racial discrimination. A central message of this book is that racism is deeply embedded in Canadian history despite Canada's reputation as a raceless society. Winner of the Joseph Brant Award, presented by the Ontario Historical Society

Men And Violence by Petrus Cornelis Spierenburg

Title Men and Violence
Author Petrus Cornelis Spierenburg
Publisher Ohio State University Press
Release Date 1998-01-01
Category History
Total Pages 279
ISBN 9780814207529
Language English, Spanish, and French
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There is growing interest in the history of masculinity and male culture, including violence, as an integral part of a proper understanding of gender. In almost every historical setting, masculinity and violence are closely linked; certainly violent crime has been overwhelmingly a male enterprise. But violence is not always criminal: in many cultural contexts violence is linked instead to honour and encoded in rituals. We possess only an imperfect understanding of the ways in which aggressive behaviour, or the abstention from aggressive behaviour, contributes to the construction of masculinity and male honour. In this text eight scholars explore the interrelationship of masculinity, honour and the body. The essays focus on the United States and Western Europe from the 17th to the 20th centuries.

Title Handbook of Exchange Rates
Author Jessica James
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date 2012-05-29
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 856
ISBN 9781118445778
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Praise for Handbook of Exchange Rates “This book is remarkable. I expect it to become theanchor reference for people working in the foreign exchangefield.” —Richard K. Lyons, Dean and Professor of Finance,Haas School of Business, University of CaliforniaBerkeley “It is quite easily the most wide ranging treaty ofexpertise on the forex market I have ever come across. I will bekeeping a copy close to my fingertips.” —Jim O’Neill, Chairman, Goldman Sachs AssetManagement How should we evaluate the forecasting power of models? What areappropriate loss functions for major market participants? Is theexchange rate the only means of adjustment? Handbook of ExchangeRates answers these questions and many more, equipping readerswith the relevant concepts and policies for working intoday’s international economic climate. Featuring contributions written by leading specialists from theglobal financial arena, this handbook provides a collection oforiginal ideas on foreign exchange (FX) rates in four succinctsections: • Overview introduces the history of the FX marketand exchange rate regimes, discussing key instruments in thetrading environment as well as macro and micro approaches to FXdetermination. • Exchange Rate Models and Methods focuses onforecasting exchange rates, featuring methodological contributionson the statistical methods for evaluating forecast performance,parity relationships, fair value models, and flow–basedmodels. • FX Markets and Products outlines active currencymanagement, currency hedging, hedge accounting; high frequency andalgorithmic trading in FX; and FX strategy-based products. • FX Markets and Policy explores the currentpolicies in place in global markets and presents a framework foranalyzing financial crises. Throughout the book, topics are explored in-depth alongsidetheir founding principles. Each chapter uses real-world examplesfrom the financial industry and concludes with a summary thatoutlines key points and concepts. Handbook of Exchange Rates is an essential reference forfund managers and investors as well as practitioners andresearchers working in finance, banking, business, andeconometrics. The book also serves as a valuable supplement forcourses on economics, business, and international finance at theupper-undergraduate and graduate levels.

Title Postsecondary Education in British Columbia
Author Robert Cowin
Publisher UBC Press
Release Date 2018-11-01
Category Education
Total Pages 244
ISBN 9780774838368
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The literature about postsecondary education in British Columbia has largely focused on public colleges and universities, while paying less attention to vocational colleges, apprenticeship, continuing education, and private institutions. Robert Cowin addresses that gap. He provides a comprehensive overview of the evolution of the contemporary provincial postsecondary system and examines the role of social justice, human capital formation, and marketization during five significant transitions. This dynamic approach provides a thoughtful critical analysis of the development of the institutional arrangements – the distribution of institutions by size, mission, type, and location – and policies that have shaped education in the province.

Title The Oxford Handbook of Language and Law
Author Lawrence Solan
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date 2012-03-08
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 642
ISBN 0199572127
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book provides a state-of-the-art account of past and current research in the interface between linguistics and law. It outlines the range of legal areas in which linguistics plays an increasing role and describes the tools and approaches used by linguists and lawyers in this vibrant new field. Through a combination of overview chapters, case studies, and theoretical descriptions, the volume addresses areas such as the history and structure of legal languages, its meaning and interpretation, multilingualism and language rights, courtroom discourse, forensic identification, intellectual property and linguistics, and legal translation and interpretation. Encyclopedic in scope, the handbook includes chapters written by experts from every continent who are familiar with linguistic issues that arise in diverse legal systems, including both civil and common law jurisdictions, mixed systems like that of China, and the emerging law of the European Union.

The Book Of Scottish Ballads by Alexander Whitelaw

Title The Book of Scottish Ballads
Author Alexander Whitelaw
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1845
Category Ballads, Scots
Total Pages 576
ISBN NYPL:33433074838099
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Computers And Creativity by Jon McCormack

Title Computers and Creativity
Author Jon McCormack
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date 2012-08-21
Category Computers
Total Pages 432
ISBN 9783642317279
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This interdisciplinary volume introduces new theories and ideas on creativity from the perspectives of science and art. Featuring contributions from leading researchers, theorists and artists working in artificial intelligence, generative art, creative computing, music composition, and cybernetics, the book examines the relationship between computation and creativity from both analytic and practical perspectives. Each contributor describes innovative new ways creativity can be understood through, and inspired by, computers. The book tackles critical philosophical questions and discusses the major issues raised by computational creativity, including: whether a computer can exhibit creativity independently of its creator; what kinds of creativity are possible in light of our knowledge from computational simulation, artificial intelligence, evolutionary theory and information theory; and whether we can begin to automate the evaluation of aesthetics and creativity in silico. These important, often controversial questions are contextualised by current thinking in computational creative arts practice. Leading artistic practitioners discuss their approaches to working creatively with computational systems in a diverse array of media, including music, sound art, visual art, and interactivity. The volume also includes a comprehensive review of computational aesthetic evaluation and judgement research, alongside discussion and insights from pioneering artists working with computation as a creative medium over the last fifty years. A distinguishing feature of this volume is that it explains and grounds new theoretical ideas on creativity through practical applications and creative practice. Computers and Creativity will appeal to theorists, researchers in artificial intelligence, generative and evolutionary computing, practicing artists and musicians, students and any reader generally interested in understanding how computers can impact upon creativity. It bridges concepts from computer science, psychology, neuroscience, visual art, music and philosophy in an accessible way, illustrating how computers are fundamentally changing what we can imagine and create, and how we might shape the creativity of the future. Computers and Creativity will appeal to theorists, researchers in artificial intelligence, generative and evolutionary computing, practicing artists and musicians, students and any reader generally interested in understanding how computers can impact upon creativity. It bridges concepts from computer science, psychology, neuroscience, visual art, music and philosophy in an accessible way, illustrating how computers are fundamentally changing what we can imagine and create, and how we might shape the creativity of the future.

Harun Farocki by Thomas Elsaesser

Title Harun Farocki
Author Thomas Elsaesser
Publisher Amsterdam University Press
Release Date 2004
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 379
ISBN 9789053566350
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Filmmaker, film essayist, installation artist, writer: the Berlin artist Harun Farocki has devoted his life to the power of images. Over the thirty-plus years of his career, Farocki has explored not the images of life but rather the life of images that surrounds us in newspapers, cinema, books, television, and advertising. Harun Farocki examines, from different critical perspectives, his vast oeuvre, which includes three feature films, critical media pieces, children’s television features, “learning films” in the tradition of Brecht, and installation pieces. Interviews, a selection of Farocki’s own writings, and an annotated filmography complete a valuable biography of this pioneering artist and his legendary career.

Psychopathology by James E. Maddux

Title Psychopathology
Author James E. Maddux
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2015-08-27
Category Psychology
Total Pages 494
ISBN 9781317697985
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The fourth edition of Psychopathology is the most up-to-date text about the etiology and treatment of the most important psychological disorders. Intended for first-year graduate students in clinical psychology, counseling psychology, and related programs, this new edition, revised to be consistent with the DSM-5, continues to focus on research and empirically-supported information while also challenging students to think critically. The first part of the book covers the key issues, ideas, and concepts in psychopathology, providing students with a set of conceptual tools that will help them read more thoroughly and critically the second half of the book, which focuses on specific disorders. Each chapter in the second and third sections provides a definition, description, and brief history of the disorder it discusses, and outlines theory and research on etiology and empirically-supported treatments. This edition also features a companion website hosting lecture slides, a testbank, an instructor’s manual, case studies and exercises, and more.

Title When Old Technologies Were New
Author Carolyn Marvin
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date 1990-05-24
Category Social Science
Total Pages 296
ISBN 0198021380
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In the history of electronic communication, the last quarter of the nineteenth century holds a special place, for it was during this period that the telephone, phonograph, electric light, wireless, and cinema were all invented. In When old Technologies Were New, Carolyn Marvin explores how two of these new inventions--the telephone and the electric light--were publicly envisioned at the end of the nineteenth century, as seen in specialized engineering journals and popular media. Marvin pays particular attention to the telephone, describing how it disrupted established social relations, unsettling customary ways of dividing the private person and family from the more public setting of the community. On the lighter side, she describes how people spoke louder when calling long distance, and how they worried about catching contagious diseases over the phone. A particularly powerful chapter deals with telephonic precursors of radio broadcasting--the "Telephone Herald" in New York and the "Telefon Hirmondo" of Hungary--and the conflict between the technological development of broadcasting and the attempt to impose a homogenous, ethnocentric variant of Anglo-Saxon culture on the public. While focusing on the way professionals in the electronics field tried to control the new media, Marvin also illuminates the broader social impact, presenting a wide-ranging, informative, and entertaining account of the early years of electronic media.

When The Machine Made Art by Grant D. Taylor

Title When the Machine Made Art
Author Grant D. Taylor
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release Date 2014-04-10
Category Social Science
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9781623565619
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Considering how culturally indispensable digital technology is today, it is ironic that computer-generated art was attacked when it burst onto the scene in the early 1960s. In fact, no other twentieth-century art form has elicited such a negative and hostile response. When the Machine Made Art examines the cultural and critical response to computer art, or what we refer to today as digital art. Tracing the heated debates between art and science, the societal anxiety over nascent computer technology, and the myths and philosophies surrounding digital computation, Taylor is able to identify the destabilizing forces that shape and eventually fragment the computer art movement.

Title The Palgrave Handbook of Biology and Society
Author Maurizio Meloni
Publisher Springer
Release Date 2017-10-27
Category Social Science
Total Pages 941
ISBN 9781137528797
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This comprehensive handbook synthesizes the often-fractured relationship between the study of biology and the study of society. Bringing together a compelling array of interdisciplinary contributions, the authors demonstrate how nuanced attention to both the biological and social sciences opens up novel perspectives upon some of the most significant sociological, anthropological, philosophical and biological questions of our era. The six sections cover topics ranging from genomics and epigenetics, to neuroscience and psychology to social epidemiology and medicine. The authors collaboratively present state-of-the-art research and perspectives in some of the most intriguing areas of what can be called biosocial and biocultural approaches, demonstrating how quickly we are moving beyond the acrimonious debates that characterized the border between biology and society for most of the twentieth century. This landmark volume will be an extremely valuable resource for scholars and practitioners in all areas of the social and biological sciences. The chapter 'Ten Theses on the Subject of Biology and Politics: Conceptual, Methodological, and Biopolitical Considerations' is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license via link.springer.com. Versions of the chapters 'The Transcendence of the Social', 'Scrutinizing the Epigenetics Revolution', 'Species of Biocapital, 2008, and Speciating Biocapital, 2017' and 'Experimental Entanglements: Social Science and Neuroscience Beyond Interdisciplinarity' are available open access via third parties. For further information please see license information in the chapters or on link.springer.com.

Title The Works of Robert Burns
Author Robert Burns
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1834
Category Ballads, Scots
Total Pages 86
ISBN NYPL:33433076077191
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Chambers s Encyclopaedia
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1887
Category Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Total Pages 86
ISBN NYPL:33433000064323
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The Education of d Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
Author Peter V. Paul
Publisher MDPI
Release Date 2020-02-12
Category Social Science
Total Pages 200
ISBN 9783039281244
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A significant number of d/Deaf and hard of hearing (d/Dhh) children and adolescents experience challenges in acquiring a functional level of English language and literacy skills in the United States (and elsewhere). To provide an understanding of this issue, this book explores the theoretical underpinnings and synthesizes major research findings. It also covers critical controversial areas such as the use of assistive hearing devices, language, and literacy assessments, and inclusion. Although the targeted population is children and adolescents who are d/Dhh, contributors found it necessary to apply our understanding of the development of English in other populations of struggling readers and writers such as children with language or literacy disabilities and those for whom English is not the home language. Collectively, this information should assist scholars in conducting further research and enable educators to develop general instructional guidelines and strategies to improve the language and literacy levels of d/Dhh students. It is clear that there is not a ‘one-size-fits-all’ concept, but, rather, research and instruction should be differentiated to meet the needs of d/Dhh students. It is our hope that this book stimulates further theorizing and research and, most importantly, offers evidence- and reason-based practices for improving language and literacy abilities of d/Dhh students.