Dragon Ball Z "It's Over 9,000!" When Worldviews Collide by Derek Padula

Dragon Ball Z
  • Title : Dragon Ball Z "It's Over 9,000!" When Worldviews Collide
  • Author : Derek Padula
  • Publisher : Derek Padula
  • ISBN Code : 0983120528
  • Pages : 104
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Dragon Ball Z internet phenomenon known as Over 9,000! went viral with over 7 million views on Youtube in the late 2000s. This e-book will explain the meaning behind Over 9,000 and its significant pop cultural implications in mass media, and the deeper insights into what made the Dragon Ball series so epic.


Dragon Ball Culture Volume 1 by Derek Padula

Dragon Ball Culture Volume 1
  • Title : Dragon Ball Culture Volume 1
  • Author : Derek Padula
  • Publisher : Derek Padula
  • ISBN Code : 0983120579
  • Pages : 250
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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See Dragon Ball with new eyes. This book is your cultural tour guide of Dragon Ball, the world’s most recognized anime and manga series. Over 11 years in development, at over 2,000 pages, and featuring over 1,800 unique terms, Dragon Ball Culture is a 7 Volume analysis of your favorite series. You will go on an adventure with Son Goku, from Chapter 1 to 194 of the original Dragon Ball series, as we explore every page, every panel, and every sentence, to reveal the hidden symbolism and deeper meaning of Dragon Ball. In Volume 1 you will discover the origin of Dragon Ball. How does Akira Toriyama get his big break and become a manga author? Why does he make Dragon Ball? Where does Dragon Ball’s culture come from? And why is it so successful? Along the way you’ll be informed, entertained, and inspired. You will learn more about your favorite series and about yourself. Now step with me through the doorway of Dragon Ball Culture.


Dragon Soul by Derek Padula

Dragon Soul
  • Title : Dragon Soul
  • Author : Derek Padula
  • Publisher : Derek Padula
  • ISBN Code : 1943149011
  • Pages : 365
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  • Language : English
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With a foreword from Christopher Sabat and Sean Schemmel, Dragon Soul: 30 Years of Dragon Ball Fandom is a grand celebration of the world's greatest anime and manga and it's momentous 30th Anniversary. Join me on a global adventure in search of the 7 dragon balls, as we head west toward Japan, the birthplace of Dragon Ball. Along the way we'll meet 81 fans from 25 countries who will share their Dragon Ball story. From artists to authors, collectors to philosophers, we'll hear their Dragon Soul and discover how Dragon Ball changed their lives. Includes over 100 images. We'll meet such famous fans as Lawrence Simpson (MasakoX) from Team Four Star, Malik from Dragon Ball New Age, Salagir from Dragon Ball Multiverse, MMA fighter Marcus Brimage, YouTube celebrities SSJGoshin4, Nelson Junior (Casa do Kame), and film critic Chris Stuckmann, famous cosplayers "Living Ichigo," Atara Collis, and Jah'lon Escudero, the creators of Dragon Ball Z: Light of Hope, Twitter star @Goku, authors Patrick Galbraith, Nestor Rubio, and Vicente Ramirez, and dozens more. Joining us will be 27 professionals from 7 countries, including American voice actors Chris Sabat (Vegeta), Sean Schemmel (Goku), Chris Ayres (Freeza), Chris Rager (Mister Satan), Mike McFarland (Master Roshi), Chuck Huber (Android 17), Kyle Hebert (Son Gohan), Jason Douglas (Beerus), Chris Cason (Tenshinhan), FUNimation employees Justin Rojas, Adam Sheehan, and Rick Villa, Dragon Ball Z composer Bruce Faulconer, Dragon Ball manga editor Jason Thompson, Canadian voice actors Peter Kelamis (Goku) and Brian Drummond (Vegeta), Latin American voice actors Mario Castaneda (Goku), Rene Garcia (Vegeta), Eduardo Garza (Krillin), French voice actor Eric Legrand (Vegeta), French journalist Olivier Richard, Spanish voice actors Jose Antonio Gavira (Goku), Julia Oliva (Chichi), and manga editor David Hernando, Danish voice actors Caspar Philllipson (Goku) and Peter Secher Schmidt (Freeza), and Brazilian voice actor Wendel Bezerra (Goku). Gather your belongings, jump on your magic cloud, and embark on a grand adventure, in Dragon Soul: 30 Years of Dragon Ball Fandom!


Japanese Media Cultures in Japan and Abroad: Transnational Consumption of Manga, Anime, and Media-Mixes by Manuel Hernández-Pérez

Japanese Media Cultures in Japan and Abroad: Transnational Consumption of Manga, Anime, and Media-Mixes
  • Title : Japanese Media Cultures in Japan and Abroad: Transnational Consumption of Manga, Anime, and Media-Mixes
  • Author : Manuel Hernández-Pérez
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • ISBN Code : 3039210084
  • Pages : 162
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In the last few decades, Japanese popular culture productions have been consolidated as one of the most influential and profitable global industries. As a creative industry, Japanese Media-Mixes generate multimillion-dollar revenues, being a product of international synergies and the natural appeal of the characters and stories. The transnationalization of investment capital, diversification of themes and (sub)genres, underlying threat in the proliferation of illegal audiences, development of internet streaming technologies, and other new transformations in media-mix-based production models make the study of these products even more relevant today. In this way, manga (Japanese comics), anime (Japanese animation), and video games are not necessarily products designed for the national market. More than ever, it is necessary to reconcile national and transnational positions for the study of this cultural production. The present volume includes contributions aligned to the analysis of Japanese popular culture flow from many perspectives (cultural studies, film, comic studies, sociology, etc.), although we have emphasized the relationships between manga, anime, and international audiences. The selected works include the following topics: • Studies on audiences—national and transnational case studies; • Fandom production and Otaku culture; • Cross-media and transmedia perspectives; • Theoretical perspectives on manga, anime, and media-mixes.


Bell's Theorem, Quantum Theory and Conceptions of the Universe by Menas Kafatos

Bell's Theorem, Quantum Theory and Conceptions of the Universe
  • Title : Bell's Theorem, Quantum Theory and Conceptions of the Universe
  • Author : Menas Kafatos
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 9401708495
  • Pages : 330
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  • Language : English
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Bell's Theorem and its associated implications for the nature of the physical world remain topics of great interest. For this reason many meetings have been recently held on the interpretation of quantum theory and the implications of Bell's Theorem. Generally these meetings have been held primarily for quantum physicists and philosophers of science who have been or are actively working on the topic. Nevertheless, other philosophers of science, mathematicians, engineers as well as members of the general public have increasingly taken interest in Bell's Theorem and its implications. The Fall Workshop held at George Mason University on October 21 and 22, 1988 and titled "Bell's Theorem, Quantum Theory and Conceptions of the Universe" was of a more general scope. Not only it attracted experts in the field, it also covered other topics such as the implications of quantum non-locality for the nature of consciousness, cosmology, the anthropic principle, etc. topics usually not covered in previous meetings of this kind. The meeting was attended by more than one hundred ten specialists and other interested people from all over the world. The purpose of the meeting was not to provide a definitive answer to the general questions raised by Bell's Theorem. It is likely that the debate will go on for quite a long time. Rather, it was meant to contribute to the important dialogue between different disciplines.


The Psychosocial Implications of Disney Movies by Lauren Dundes

The Psychosocial Implications of Disney Movies
  • Title : The Psychosocial Implications of Disney Movies
  • Author : Lauren Dundes
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • ISBN Code : 3038978485
  • Pages : 246
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In this volume of 15 articles, contributors from a wide range of disciplines present their analyses of Disney movies and Disney music, which are mainstays of popular culture. The power of the Disney brand has heightened the need for academics to question whether Disney’s films and music function as a tool of the Western elite that shapes the views of those less empowered. Given its global reach, how the Walt Disney Company handles the role of race, gender, and sexuality in social structural inequality merits serious reflection according to a number of the articles in the volume. On the other hand, other authors argue that Disney productions can help individuals cope with difficult situations or embrace progressive thinking. The different approaches to the assessment of Disney films as cultural artifacts also vary according to the theoretical perspectives guiding the interpretation of both overt and latent symbolic meaning in the movies. The authors of the 15 articles encourage readers to engage with the material, showcasing a variety of views about the good, the bad, and the best way forward.


The Late Age of Print by Ted Striphas,Theodore G. Striphas

The Late Age of Print
  • Title : The Late Age of Print
  • Author : Ted Striphas,Theodore G. Striphas
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0231148151
  • Pages : 242
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Here, the author assesses our modern book culture by focusing on five key elements including the explosion of retail bookstores like Barnes & Noble and Borders, and the formation of the Oprah Book Club.


Brand New Justice by Simon Anholt

Brand New Justice
  • Title : Brand New Justice
  • Author : Simon Anholt
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1136426086
  • Pages : 192
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  • Language : English
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Recently vilified as the prime dynamic driving home the breach between poor and rich nations, here the branding process is rehabilitated as a potential saviour of the economically underprivileged. Brand New Justice, now in a revised paperback edition, systematically analyses the success stories of the Top Thirteen nations, demonstrating that their wealth is based on the 'last mile' of the commercial process: buying raw materials and manufacturing cheaply in third world countries, these countries realise their lucrative profits by adding value through finishing, packaging and marketing and then selling the branded product on to the end-user at a hugely inflated price. The use of sophisticated global media techniques alongside a range of creative marketing activities are the lynchpins of this process. Applying his observations on economic history and the development and impact of global marketing, Anholt presents a cogent plan for developing nations to benefit from globalization. So long the helpless victim of capitalist trading systems, he shows that they can cross the divide and graduate from supplier nation to producer nation. Branding native produce on a global scale, making a commercial virtue out of perceived authenticity and otherness and fully capitalising on the 'last mile' benefits are key to this graduation and fundamental to forging a new global economic balance. Anholt argues with a forceful logic, but also backs his hypothesis with enticing glimpses of this process actually beginning to take place. Examining activities in India, Thailand, Russia and Africa among others, he shows the risks, challenges and pressures inherent in 'turning the tide', but above all he demonstrates the very real possibility of enlightened capitalism working as a force for good in global terms.


Assessing Schools for Generation R (Responsibility) by Michael P. Mueller,Deborah J. Tippins,Arthur J. Stewart

Assessing Schools for Generation R (Responsibility)
  • Title : Assessing Schools for Generation R (Responsibility)
  • Author : Michael P. Mueller,Deborah J. Tippins,Arthur J. Stewart
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 9400727488
  • Pages : 449
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  • Language : English
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Today’s youth will face global environmental changes, as well as complex personal and social challenges. To address these issues this collection of essays provides vital insights on how science education can be designed to better engage students and help them solve important problems in the world around them. Assessing Schools for Generation R (Responsibility) includes theories, research, and practices for envisioning how science and environmental education can promote personal, social, and civic responsibility. It brings together inspiring stories, creative practices, and theoretical work to make the case that science education can be reformed so that students learn to meaningfully apply the concepts they learn in science classes across America and grow into civically engaged citizens. The book calls for a curriculum that equips students with the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values to confront the complex and often ill-defined socioscientific issues of daily life. The authors are all experienced educators and top experts in the fields of science and environmental education, ecology, experiential education, educational philosophy, policy and history. They examine what has to happen in the domains of teacher preparation and public education to effect a transition of the youth of America. This exciting, informative, sophisticated and sometimes provocative book will stimulate much debate about the future direction of science education in America, and the rest of the world. It is ideal reading for all school superintendents, deans, faculty, and policymakers looking for a way to implement a curriculum that helps builds students into responsible and engaged citizens.


Mapping Cyberspace by Martin Dodge,Rob Kitchin

Mapping Cyberspace
  • Title : Mapping Cyberspace
  • Author : Martin Dodge,Rob Kitchin
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 113463899X
  • Pages : 280
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  • Language : English
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Mapping Cyberspace is a ground-breaking geographic exploration and critical reading of cyberspace, and information and communication technologies. The book: * provides an understanding of what cyberspace looks like and the social interactions that occur there * explores the impacts of cyberspace, and information and communication technologies, on cultural, political and economic relations * charts the spatial forms of virutal spaces * details empirical research and examines a wide variety of maps and spatialisations of cyberspace and the information society * has a related website at http://www.MappingCyberspace.com. This book will be a valuable addition to the growing body of literature on cyberspace and what it means for the future.


Pusher Myths by Ross Coomber

Pusher Myths
  • Title : Pusher Myths
  • Author : Ross Coomber
  • Publisher : Free Assn Books
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 207
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  • Language : English
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Drug dealers are commonly presented as 'dealing in death', preying on the young and innocent and spreading addiction with little care or regard for those they entangle. Drug markets are commonly depicted as being hierarchically organized and riddled with unscrupulous practices and chaotic violence. While a strong case has been made in recent years that the powers of particular drugs have often led to an unreasonable demonization of drug users, there has been little by way of understanding drug dealers as part of that same process. Who is a drug dealer? How does the dealer operate in the drug market? What if many common perceptions, both about dealers themselves and drug markets more generally, are either incorrect or unreasonably distorted? Reviewing recent research into the minutiae of drug dealing and drug market operations, Pusher Myths suggests that these overly simplistic characterizations of who the drug dealer is, what drug dealers do, and the context within which they operate serve to perpetuate unhelpful ideas of what the drug problem is and, thus ultimately, how it should be resolved. Focusing on issues such as dangerous drug adulteration, the pushing of street drugs onto the young and innocent, the provision of free drugs to hook new clients, and the legend of the Blue Star LSD Tattoo, this book goes in the direction of recasting our understanding of the drug dealer as one that has been unreasonably demonized and de-humanized. This book also provides a contemporary analysis of how the various myths (untruths) surrounding drug dealers may be understood within the broader conceptual analysis of the place of myth in modern society.


Digital Material by Marianne van den Boomen

Digital Material
  • Title : Digital Material
  • Author : Marianne van den Boomen
  • Publisher : Amsterdam University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9089640681
  • Pages : 303
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This is a compelling study of the often controversial role and meaning of the new media and digital cultures in contemporary society. Three decades of societal and cultural alignment of new media yielded to a host of innovations, trials, and problems, accompanied by versatile popular and academic discourse. "New Media Studies" crystallized internationally into an established academic discipline, which begs the question: where do we stand now; which new issues have emerged now that new media are taken for granted, and which riddles remain unsolved; and, is contemporary digital culture indeed all about 'you', or do we still not really understand the digital machinery and how it constitutes us as 'you'. From desktop metaphors to Web 2.0 ecosystems, from touch screens to bloggging to e-learning, from role-playing games to Cybergoth music to wireless dreams, this timely volume offers a showcase of the most up-to-date research in the field from what may be called a 'digital-materialist' perspective.


YOUMARES 8 – Oceans Across Boundaries: Learning from each other by Simon Jungblut

YOUMARES 8 – Oceans Across Boundaries: Learning from each other
  • Title : YOUMARES 8 – Oceans Across Boundaries: Learning from each other
  • Author : Simon Jungblut
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3319932845
  • Pages : 251
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  • Language : English
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This open access book presents the proceedings volume of the YOUMARES 8 conference, which took place in Kiel, Germany, in September 2017, supported by the German Association for Marine Sciences (DGM). The YOUMARES conference series is entirely bottom-up organized by and for YOUng MARine RESearchers. Qualified early career scientists moderated the scientific sessions during the conference and provided literature reviews on aspects of their research field. These reviews and the presenters' conference abstracts are compiled here. Thus, this book discusses highly topical fields of marine research and aims to act as a source of knowledge and inspiration for further reading and research.


Signifying Europe by Johan Fornäs

Signifying Europe
  • Title : Signifying Europe
  • Author : Johan Fornäs
  • Publisher : Intellect Books
  • ISBN Code : 1841505218
  • Pages : 371
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Helps us in understanding cultural dimensions of various trends in European unification. Suitable for students, scholars, designers and politicians interested in European policy issues, this book analyses a range of symbols for Europe, interpreting their often contradictory or ambiguous dimensions of meaning


Marvel Encyclopedia by Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff

Marvel Encyclopedia
  • Title : Marvel Encyclopedia
  • Author : Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780241014912
  • Pages : 400
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Business Ethics by Stephen M. Byars,Kurt Stanberry

Business Ethics
  • Title : Business Ethics
  • Author : Stephen M. Byars,Kurt Stanberry
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781947172562
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Building Performance Analysis by Pieter de Wilde

Building Performance Analysis
  • Title : Building Performance Analysis
  • Author : Pieter de Wilde
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 1119341922
  • Pages : 616
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Explores and brings together the existent body of knowledge on building performance analysis Building performance is an important yet surprisingly complex concept. This book presents a comprehensive and systematic overview of the subject. It provides a working definition of building performance, and an in-depth discussion of the role building performance plays throughout the building life cycle. The book also explores the perspectives of various stakeholders, the functions of buildings, performance requirements, performance quantification (both predicted and measured), criteria for success, and the challenges of using performance analysis in practice. Building Performance Analysis starts by introducing the subject of building performance: its key terms, definitions, history, and challenges. It then develops a theoretical foundation for the subject, explores the complexity of performance assessment, and the way that performance analysis impacts on actual buildings. In doing so, it attempts to answer the following questions: What is building performance? How can building performance be measured and analyzed? How does the analysis of building performance guide the improvement of buildings? And what can the building domain learn from the way performance is handled in other disciplines? Assembles the current body of knowledge on building performance analysis in one unique resource Offers deep insights into the complexity of using building performance analysis throughout the entire building life cycle, including design, operation and management Contributes an emergent theory of building performance and its analysis Building Performance Analysis will appeal to the building science community, both from industry and academia. It specifically targets advanced students in architectural engineering, building services design, building performance simulation and similar fields who hold an interest in ensuring that buildings meet the needs of their stakeholders.


Addressing Tipping Points for a Precarious Future by Timothy O'Riordan,Timothy Lenton

Addressing Tipping Points for a Precarious Future
  • Title : Addressing Tipping Points for a Precarious Future
  • Author : Timothy O'Riordan,Timothy Lenton
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0197265537
  • Pages : 300
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  • Language : English
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Tipping points are zones or thresholds of profound changes in natural or social conditions with very considerable and largely unforecastable consequences. Tipping points may be dangerous for societies and economies, especially if the prevailing governing arrangements are not designed either to anticipate them or adapt to their arrival. Tipping points can also be transformational of cultures and behaviours so that societies can learn to adapt and to alter their outlooks and mores in favour of accommodating to more sustainable ways of living. This volume examines scientific, economic and social analyses of tipping points, and the spiritual and creative approaches to identifying and anticipating them. The authors focus on climate change, ice melt, tropical forest drying and alterations in oceanic and atmospheric circulations. They also look closely at various aspects of human use of the planet, especially food production, and at the loss of biodiversity, where alterations to natural cycles may be creating convulsive couplings of tipping points. They survey the various institutional aspects of politics, economics, culture and religion to see why such dangers persist.


The Marvel Book by Stephen Wiacek

The Marvel Book
  • Title : The Marvel Book
  • Author : Stephen Wiacek
  • Publisher : DK
  • ISBN Code : 9781465478993
  • Pages : 256
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Marvel Book is an exhilarating journey through the endlessly fascinating, ever-dynamic, and awe-inspiring Marvel Comics universe. From iconic Super Heroes such as the Avengers, Spider-Man, and the Black Panther, to amazing technology like Iron Man's armours and S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Helicarriers, to the cosmic escapades of the Guardians of the Galaxy, to unforgettable villains such as Thanos and Loki, this book explores the key concepts, characters, and events that have defined and shaped Marvel Comics over the past 80 years. Meticulously researched and expertly written, The Marvel Book is packed with vivid, carefully sourced artwork, illuminating infographics, and incisive, specially curated essays that shed new light on the myriad wonders of the Marvel Comics universe, from the microverse to the multiverse, and beyond. The book's content is divided into key subject areas - The Multiverse, Science and Technology, War and Peace, Cosmic Forces, Magic and the Supernatural, and Alternate Realities - that form the foundations of Marvel Comics. The Marvel Book is a revealing and invaluable roadmap to a boundless comics universe that no Marvel fan will want to miss! © 2019 MARVEL


Concussion and Traumatic Encephalopathy by Jeff Victoroff,Erin D. Bigler

Concussion and Traumatic Encephalopathy
  • Title : Concussion and Traumatic Encephalopathy
  • Author : Jeff Victoroff,Erin D. Bigler
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1107073952
  • Pages : 890
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Readers will discover how very recent scientific advances have overthrown a century of dogma about concussive brain injury.


Just faith by Stephan de Beer

Just faith
  • Title : Just faith
  • Author : Stephan de Beer
  • Publisher : AOSIS
  • ISBN Code : 1928396666
  • Pages : 398
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The purpose of this scholarly book is to expand the body of knowledge available on urban theology. It introduces readers to the concept of planetary urbanisation, with the view of deepening an understanding of urbanisation and its all-pervasive impact on the planet, people and places from a theological perspective. A critical theological reading of ‘the urban’ is also provided, deliberating on bridging the divide between voices from the Global South and the Global North. In doing so, this book simultaneously seeks out robust and dynamic faith constructs, expressed in various forms and embodiments of justice. The methodology chosen transcended narrow disciplinary boundaries, situating reflections between and across disciplines, in the interface between scholarly reflection and an activist faith, as well as between local rootedness and global connectedness. This was facilitated by the collected gathering of authors, spanning all continents, various Christian faith traditions and multiple disciplines, as well as a range of methodological approaches. The book endeavours to contribute to knowledge production in a number of ways. Firstly, it suggests the inadequacy of most dominant faith expressions in the face of all-pervasive forces of urbanisation, and it also provides clues as to the possibility of fostering potent alternative imaginaries. Secondly, it explores a decolonial faith that is expressed in various forms of justice. It is an attempt to offer concrete embodiments of what such a faith could look like in the context of planetary urbanisation. Thirdly, the book does not focus on one specific urban challenge or mode of ministry but rather introduces the concept of planetary urbanisation and then offers critical lenses with which to interrogate its consequences and challenges. It considers concrete and liberating faith constructs in areas ranging from gender, race, economic inequality, a solidarity economics and housing to urban violence, indigeneity and urbanisation, the interface between economic and environmental sustainability, and grass-roots theological education.


The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
  • Title : The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
  • Author : Anne Fadiman
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • ISBN Code : 0374533407
  • Pages : 368
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A study in the collision between Western medicine and the beliefs of a traditional culture focuses on a hospitalized child of Laotian immigrants whose belief that illness is a spiritual matter comes into conflict with doctors' methods.


Bastard Or Playmate? by Robrecht Vanderbeeken

Bastard Or Playmate?
  • Title : Bastard Or Playmate?
  • Author : Robrecht Vanderbeeken
  • Publisher : Theater Topics
  • ISBN Code : 9789089642585
  • Pages : 264
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"Artistic media seem to be in a permanent condition of mutation and transformation. Contemporary artists often investigate the limits and possibilities of the media they use and experiment with the crossing, upgrading and mutilation of media. Others explicitly explore the unknown intermedial space between existing media, searching for the hybrid beings that occupy these in-betweens. This issue of Theater topics explores the theme of mutating and adapting media in its relation with theatre and performance"--P. [4] of cover.


Thinking Literature across Continents by Ranjan Ghosh,J. Hillis Miller

Thinking Literature across Continents
  • Title : Thinking Literature across Continents
  • Author : Ranjan Ghosh,J. Hillis Miller
  • Publisher : Duke University Press Books
  • ISBN Code : 9780822361541
  • Pages : 320
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Thinking Literature across Continents finds Ranjan Ghosh and J. Hillis Miller—two thinkers from different continents, cultures, training, and critical perspectives—debating and reflecting upon what literature is and why it matters. Ghosh and Miller do not attempt to formulate a joint theory of literature; rather, they allow their different backgrounds and lively disagreements to stimulate generative dialogue on poetry, world literature, pedagogy, and the ethics of literature. Addressing a varied literary context ranging from Victorian literature, Chinese literary criticism and philosophy, and continental philosophy to Sanskrit poetics and modern European literature, Ghosh offers a transnational theory of literature while Miller emphasizes the need to account for what a text says and how it says it. Thinking Literature across Continents highlights two minds continually discovering new paths of communication and two literary and cultural traditions intersecting in productive and compelling ways.


Story in Children's Lives: Contributions of the Narrative Mode to Early Childhood Development, Literacy, and Learning by Kelli Jo Kerry-Moran,Juli-Anna Aerila

Story in Children's Lives: Contributions of the Narrative Mode to Early Childhood Development, Literacy, and Learning
  • Title : Story in Children's Lives: Contributions of the Narrative Mode to Early Childhood Development, Literacy, and Learning
  • Author : Kelli Jo Kerry-Moran,Juli-Anna Aerila
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • ISBN Code : 3030192660
  • Pages : 371
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This book is based on the power of stories to support children in all areas of their lives. It examines the role narratives can play in encouraging growth in contexts and domains such as personal and family identity, creative movement, memory and self-concept, social relationships, or developing a sense of humor. Each chapter describes innovative and research-based applications of narratives such as movement stories, visual narratives to develop historical thinking, multimodal storytelling, bibliotherapy, mathematics stories, family stories, and social narratives. The chapters elaborate on the strength of narratives in supporting the whole child in diverse contexts from young children on the autism spectrum improving their social skills at school, to four- and five-year-olds developing historical thinking, to children who are refugees or asylum-seekers dealing with uncertainty and loss. Written by accomplished teachers, researchers, specialists, teaching artists and teacher educators from several countries and backgrounds, the book fills a gap in the literature on narratives. “...this work delves into the topic of narratives in young children’s lives with a breadth of topics and depth of study not found elsewhere.” “Collectively, the insights of the contributors build a convincing case for emphasizing story across the various disciplines and developmental domains of the early childhood years.” “The writing style is scholarly, yet accessible. Authors used a wide array of visual material to make their points clearer and show the reader what meaningful uses of story “look like”.” Mary Renck Jalongo, Journal and Book Series Editor Springer Indiana, PA, USA


Games and Rules by Beat Suter,Mela Kocher,René Bauer

Games and Rules
  • Title : Games and Rules
  • Author : Beat Suter,Mela Kocher,René Bauer
  • Publisher : transcript Verlag
  • ISBN Code : 3839443040
  • Pages : 322
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Why do we play games and why do we play them on computers? The contributors of »Games and Rules« take a closer look at the core of each game and the motivational system that is the game mechanics. Games are control circuits that organize the game world with their (joint) players and establish motivations in a dedicated space, a »Magic Circle«, whereas game mechanics are constructs of rules designed for interactions that provide gameplay. Those rules form the base for all the excitement and frustration we experience in games. This anthology contains individual essays by experts and authors with backgrounds in Game Design and Game Studies, who lead the discourse to get to the bottom of game mechanics in video games and the real world - among them Miguel Sicart and Carlo Fabricatore.


City in Sight by Jan Willem Duyvendak,Frank Hendriks,Mies van Niekerk

City in Sight
  • Title : City in Sight
  • Author : Jan Willem Duyvendak,Frank Hendriks,Mies van Niekerk
  • Publisher : Amsterdam University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9089641696
  • Pages : 309
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This book highlights the latest urban research in the Netherlands. From urban citizenship and civic participation to immigrant integration and urban governance, "City in sight" provides valuable new perspectives on and insightful analysis of urban transformations and challenges in Dutch cities.


Understanding Cyber Conflict by George Perkovich,Ariel E. Levite

Understanding Cyber Conflict
  • Title : Understanding Cyber Conflict
  • Author : George Perkovich,Ariel E. Levite
  • Publisher : Georgetown University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1626164983
  • Pages : 312
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Cyber weapons and the possibility of cyber conflict—including interference in foreign political campaigns, industrial sabotage, attacks on infrastructure, and combined military campaigns—require policymakers, scholars, and citizens to rethink twenty-first-century warfare. Yet because cyber capabilities are so new and continually developing, there is little agreement about how they will be deployed, how effective they can be, and how they can be managed. Written by leading scholars, the fourteen case studies in this volume will help policymakers, scholars, and students make sense of contemporary cyber conflict through historical analogies to past military-technological problems. The chapters are divided into three groups. The first—What Are Cyber Weapons Like?—examines the characteristics of cyber capabilities and how their use for intelligence gathering, signaling, and precision striking compares with earlier technologies for such missions. The second section—What Might Cyber Wars Be Like?—explores how lessons from several wars since the early nineteenth century, including the World Wars, could apply—or not—to cyber conflict in the twenty-first century. The final section—What Is Preventing and/or Managing Cyber Conflict Like?—offers lessons from past cases of managing threatening actors and technologies.


Deconstructing Development Discourse by Andrea Cornwall,Deborah Eade

Deconstructing Development Discourse
  • Title : Deconstructing Development Discourse
  • Author : Andrea Cornwall,Deborah Eade
  • Publisher : Practical Action Pub
  • ISBN Code : 9781853397066
  • Pages : 320
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Writing from diverse locations, contributors critically examine some of the key terms in current development discourse. The reflections included here raise major questions about how we think about development itself.


Morals Not Knowledge by John H. Evans

Morals Not Knowledge
  • Title : Morals Not Knowledge
  • Author : John H. Evans
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • ISBN Code : 0520297431
  • Pages : 210
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

"Academics have long claimed that the relationship between religion and science concerns knowledge of the physical world, and that conflict ensues because religion has one way of knowing and science another. For example, it is claimed that to find the age of the Earth religious people look to holy scripture and scientists look at the age of rocks. This book shows that this is indeed true among the elites who focus on this debate. However, contrary to the assumptions of elites and public discourse in general, that same relationship and conflict does not exist between religious citizens and science. This book shows that regular religious people in the U.S. are at most in conflict over a few fact claims with science, and that this limited conflict does not lead to conflict with scientific claims writ large. More importantly, American religion has changed since the 1960s, de-emphasizing knowledge claims about the physical world, and becoming more focused on social relationships and thus morality. This book shows that any religion and science debate in the public is not about scientific claims about nature, such as the age of the Earth, but rather about morality - and opposition to the morality implicitly promoted by scientists"--Provided by publisher.


The Information by James Gleick

The Information
  • Title : The Information
  • Author : James Gleick
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • ISBN Code : 1400096235
  • Pages : 526
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A New York Times Notable Book A Los Angeles Times and Cleveland Plain Dealer Best Book of the Year Winner of the PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award From the bestselling author of the acclaimed Chaos and Genius comes a thoughtful and provocative exploration of the big ideas of the modern era: Information, communication, and information theory. Acclaimed science writer James Gleick presents an eye-opening vision of how our relationship to information has transformed the very nature of human consciousness. A fascinating intellectual journey through the history of communication and information, from the language of Africa's talking drums to the invention of written alphabets; from the electronic transmission of code to the origins of information theory, into the new information age and the current deluge of news, tweets, images, and blogs. Along the way, Gleick profiles key innovators, including Charles Babbage, Ada Lovelace, Samuel Morse, and Claude Shannon, and reveals how our understanding of information is transforming not only how we look at the world, but how we live.


Whose History? by Grant Rodwell

Whose History?
  • Title : Whose History?
  • Author : Grant Rodwell
  • Publisher : University of Adelaide Press
  • ISBN Code : 1922064505
  • Pages : 286
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Somebody once quipped that any work of Australian historical fiction is a 'burning fuse', travelling over decades through Australian culture and society. In some manner, every newly published Australian historical novel is connected to what it has preceded. Each work belongs to a proud history. Through multiple examples, Grant Rodwell encourages readers to see how a work of historical fiction has evolved. Thus, under various themes, WHOSE HISTORY? examines the traditions in Australian historical fiction, and ponders how Australian historical novels can engage teachers and student teachers. WHOSE HISTORY? aims to illustrate how historical novels and their related genres may be used as an engaging teacher/learning strategy for student teachers in pre-service teacher education courses. It does not argue all teaching of History curriculum in pre-service units should be based on the use of historical novels as a stimulus, nor does it argue for a particular percentage of the use of historical novels in such courses. It simply seeks to argue the case for this particular approach, leaving the extent of the use of historical novels used in History curriculum units to the professional expertise of the lecturers responsible for the units.


The Interpretation of Cultures by Clifford Geertz

The Interpretation of Cultures
  • Title : The Interpretation of Cultures
  • Author : Clifford Geertz
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • ISBN Code : 0465093566
  • Pages : 576
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

In The Interpretation of Cultures, the most original anthropologist of his generation moved far beyond the traditional confines of his discipline to develop an important new concept of culture. This groundbreaking book, winner of the 1974 Sorokin Award of the American Sociological Association, helped define for an entire generation of anthropologists what their field is ultimately about.


Fengshui in China by Ole Bruun

Fengshui in China
  • Title : Fengshui in China
  • Author : Ole Bruun
  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780824826727
  • Pages : 320
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

For well over a century, Chinese fengshui, or "geomancy," has interested Western laymen and scholars. Today, hundreds of popular manuals claim to use its principles in their advice on how people can increase their wealth, happiness, longevity, and so on. This study is quite different, approaching fengshui from an academic angle. The focus is on its significance in China, but the recent history of its reinterpretation in the West is also depicted. The author argues that fengshui serves as an alternative tradition of cosmological knowledge, which is used to explain a range of everyday occurrences in rural areas, such as disease, mental disorders, accidents, and common mischief. The study includes a historical account of fengshui over the last 150 years augmented by the results of anthropological fieldwork on contemporary practices in two Chinese rural areas.


Dragon Ball Culture Volume 1 by Derek Padula

Dragon Ball Culture Volume 1
  • Title : Dragon Ball Culture Volume 1
  • Author : Derek Padula
  • Publisher : Derek Padula
  • ISBN Code : 0983120579
  • Pages : 250
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

See Dragon Ball with new eyes. This book is your cultural tour guide of Dragon Ball, the world’s most recognized anime and manga series. Over 11 years in development, at over 2,000 pages, and featuring over 1,800 unique terms, Dragon Ball Culture is a 7 Volume analysis of your favorite series. You will go on an adventure with Son Goku, from Chapter 1 to 194 of the original Dragon Ball series, as we explore every page, every panel, and every sentence, to reveal the hidden symbolism and deeper meaning of Dragon Ball. In Volume 1 you will discover the origin of Dragon Ball. How does Akira Toriyama get his big break and become a manga author? Why does he make Dragon Ball? Where does Dragon Ball’s culture come from? And why is it so successful? Along the way you’ll be informed, entertained, and inspired. You will learn more about your favorite series and about yourself. Now step with me through the doorway of Dragon Ball Culture.


Anime Impact by Chris Stuckmann

Anime Impact
  • Title : Anime Impact
  • Author : Chris Stuckmann
  • Publisher : Mango Media Inc.
  • ISBN Code : 1633537331
  • Pages : 433
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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# 1 Best Seller in Movies, Video Guides & Reviews — The Life-Changing Power of Anime A celebration of Anime: Many books on anime simply offer a list of “essential titles” and recommendations. Anime Impact goes deeper by showcasing the many voices of anime’s biggest fans. You’ll find many distinct stories that only each specific writer could tell, all painting a fun and surprisingly touching portrait of the true impact of anime over multiple generations. Iconic movies and TV shows from Japan: Japanese animation—or anime—holds a special place in the hearts of countless fans around the globe. Since the early days of Osamu Tezuka’s Astro Boy to Makoto Shinkai’s astounding success with Your Name, anime has left an undeniable impact on our culture. Insights from filmmakers, authors, and YouTube stars: Anime Impact explores the impression the medium has left on various fans with detailed discussions on television shows and movies from the 1960s all the way to the present. You’ll hear from YouTube film critic Chris Stuckmann and many others like Ready Player One author Ernest Cline and YouTube stars Robert Walker, Bennett “BennettTheSage” White, Tristan "Arkada" Gallant of Glass Reflection and manga artist Mark Crilley. Learn how anime has impacted culture from authors, artists, critics, anime enthusiasts, and super fans such as John Rodriguez, Alicia Malone, Emma Fyffe, and many more. You will learn about the impact of: Anime classics such as Gundam, Akira, Sailor Moon, Spirited Away and other Studio Ghibli films The biggest names in anime like One Piece, Dragon Ball Z, Pokémon, Naruto, and Attack on Titan Movies and shows both legendary and niche alike Truly unique hidden gems rarely seen outside of Japan And much more Anime Impact explores the effects and lasting appeal of anime across all genres and across five decades!


Dragon Soul by Derek Padula

Dragon Soul
  • Title : Dragon Soul
  • Author : Derek Padula
  • Publisher : Derek Padula
  • ISBN Code : 1943149011
  • Pages : 365
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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With a foreword from Christopher Sabat and Sean Schemmel, Dragon Soul: 30 Years of Dragon Ball Fandom is a grand celebration of the world's greatest anime and manga and it's momentous 30th Anniversary. Join me on a global adventure in search of the 7 dragon balls, as we head west toward Japan, the birthplace of Dragon Ball. Along the way we'll meet 81 fans from 25 countries who will share their Dragon Ball story. From artists to authors, collectors to philosophers, we'll hear their Dragon Soul and discover how Dragon Ball changed their lives. Includes over 100 images. We'll meet such famous fans as Lawrence Simpson (MasakoX) from Team Four Star, Malik from Dragon Ball New Age, Salagir from Dragon Ball Multiverse, MMA fighter Marcus Brimage, YouTube celebrities SSJGoshin4, Nelson Junior (Casa do Kame), and film critic Chris Stuckmann, famous cosplayers "Living Ichigo," Atara Collis, and Jah'lon Escudero, the creators of Dragon Ball Z: Light of Hope, Twitter star @Goku, authors Patrick Galbraith, Nestor Rubio, and Vicente Ramirez, and dozens more. Joining us will be 27 professionals from 7 countries, including American voice actors Chris Sabat (Vegeta), Sean Schemmel (Goku), Chris Ayres (Freeza), Chris Rager (Mister Satan), Mike McFarland (Master Roshi), Chuck Huber (Android 17), Kyle Hebert (Son Gohan), Jason Douglas (Beerus), Chris Cason (Tenshinhan), FUNimation employees Justin Rojas, Adam Sheehan, and Rick Villa, Dragon Ball Z composer Bruce Faulconer, Dragon Ball manga editor Jason Thompson, Canadian voice actors Peter Kelamis (Goku) and Brian Drummond (Vegeta), Latin American voice actors Mario Castaneda (Goku), Rene Garcia (Vegeta), Eduardo Garza (Krillin), French voice actor Eric Legrand (Vegeta), French journalist Olivier Richard, Spanish voice actors Jose Antonio Gavira (Goku), Julia Oliva (Chichi), and manga editor David Hernando, Danish voice actors Caspar Philllipson (Goku) and Peter Secher Schmidt (Freeza), and Brazilian voice actor Wendel Bezerra (Goku). Gather your belongings, jump on your magic cloud, and embark on a grand adventure, in Dragon Soul: 30 Years of Dragon Ball Fandom!


Family Wars by Grant Gordon,Nigel Nicholson

Family Wars
  • Title : Family Wars
  • Author : Grant Gordon,Nigel Nicholson
  • Publisher : Kogan Page Publishers
  • ISBN Code : 0749461837
  • Pages : 304
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Many of the world's most successful businesses are family owned. With this comes the threat of family bust-ups, sibling rivalry and petty jealousies. Family Wars takes you behind the scenes on a rollercoaster ride through the ups and downs of some of the biggest family-run companies in the world, showing how family in-fighting has threatened to bring about their downfall. Whether it's the Redstone's courtroom battles or the feud over Henry Ford's reluctance to let go of the reigns, the book reveals the origins, the extent and the final resolution of some of the most famous family feuds in recent history. Names you'll recognise include: the Gallo Family; the Guinness story; the Pathak family; and the Gucci family. An astonishing exposé of the way families do business and how arguments can threaten to blow a business apart, Family Wars also offers valuable advice on how such problems can be contained and solved.


Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx

Brokeback Mountain
  • Title : Brokeback Mountain
  • Author : Annie Proulx
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 0743275306
  • Pages : 55
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The friendship between Ennis del Mar and Jack Twist, two cowboys, evolves into an intimate relationship while they are working together as a herder and camp tender, sharing a bond that spans many years and frequent separations.


The Handbook of Negotiation and Culture by Michele J. Gelfand,Jeanne M. Brett

The Handbook of Negotiation and Culture
  • Title : The Handbook of Negotiation and Culture
  • Author : Michele J. Gelfand,Jeanne M. Brett
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0804745862
  • Pages : 458
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In the global marketplace, negotiation frequently takes place across cultural boundaries, yet negotiation theory has traditionally been grounded in Western culture. This book, which provides an in-depth review of the field of negotiation theory, expands current thinking to include cross-cultural perspectives. The contents of the book reflect the diversity of negotiation—research-negotiator cognition, motivation, emotion, communication, power and disputing, intergroup relationships, third parties, justice, technology, and social dilemmas—and provides new insight into negotiation theory, questioning assumptions, expanding constructs, and identifying limits not apparent from working exclusively within one culture. The book is organized in three sections and pairs chapters on negotiation theory with chapters on culture. The first part emphasizes psychological processes—cognition, motivation, and emotion. Part II examines the negotiation process. The third part emphasizes the social context of negotiation. A final chapter synthesizes the main themes of the book to illustrate how scholars and practitioners can capitalize on the synergy between culture and negotiation research.