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Home Environments

Home Environments Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Irwin Altman,Carol M. Werner
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Home Environments by Irwin Altman,Carol M. Werner Summary

The present volume in the series focuses on homes, residences, and dwellings. Although many fields have had a long-standing interest in different aspects of home environments, the topic has recently come to the forefront in the interdisciplinary environment and behavior field. Researchers and theorists from many disciplines have begun to meet regularly, share ideas and perspectives, and move the investigation of psychological, social, and behavioral aspects of home environments to the central arena of environment and behavior studies. This volume representative-though not comprehensive attempts to provide a sampling of contemporary perspectives on the study of home environments. As in previous volumes, the authors are drawn from a variety of disciplines, including environmental design fields of architecture and planning, and from the social science fields of psychology, sociology, anthropology, and history. This diversity of authors and perspectives makes salient the principle that the study of homes in relation to behav ior requires the contributions of many disciplines. Moreover, the chap ters in this volume reflect an array of research and theoretical view points, different scales of home environments (e.g., objects and areas, the home as a whole, the home as embedded in neighborhood and communities, etc.), design and policy issues, and, necessarily, a com parative and cross-cultural perspective. Home environments are at the core of human life in most cultures, and it is hoped that the contributions to this volume display the excite ment, potential, and importance of research and theory on homes.

Parents' Jobs and Children's Lives

Parents' Jobs and Children's Lives Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Toby Lee Parcel,Elizabeth G. Menaghan
Editor: Transaction Publishers
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Parents' Jobs and Children's Lives by Toby Lee Parcel,Elizabeth G. Menaghan Summary

Parents' Jobs and Children's Lives considers the effects of parental working conditions on children's cognition and social development. It also investigates how parental work affects the home environments that parents create for their children, and how these home environments influence the children directly. The theoretical underpinnings of the book draw from both sociology and economics; in addition, the authors make use of literature derived from developmental psychology. Theoretically eclectic, they rely on the personality and social structure framework developed by Melvin Kohn and his colleagues, on arguments regarding the importance of family social capital developed by James Coleman, as well as on ideas from Gary Becker's "new home economics" as guides to model specification. The empirical basis for Parcel and Menaghan's study is a series of multivariate analyses using data drawn from the 1986 and 1988 waves of the National Longitudinal Survey's Child-Mother data set. This data set matches longitudinal data on mothers, derived from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, with data on the children of these mothers born as of 1986. Children aged 3 to 6 were given age-appropriate developmental assessments every two years in order to assess the influence of parental work on short-term changes in their cognition and social behavior. The authors also devote considerable attention to the effects of fathers' work and family structure on the well-being of their children. Parcel and Menaghan's work brings evidence to bear on both the theoretical perspectives guiding the analyses and on current policy debates regarding the nexus of work and family.

Human Behavior and Environment

Human Behavior and Environment Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Irwin Altman,Joachim F. Wohlwill
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Human Behavior and Environment by Irwin Altman,Joachim F. Wohlwill Summary

The papers comprising this second volume of Human Behavior and the Environment represent, as do their predecessors, a cross section of current work in the broad area of problems dealing with interrelation ships between the physical environment and human behavior, at both the individual and the aggregate levels. Considering the two volumes as a unit, we have included papers covering a broad spectrum of problems ranging from the theoretical to the applied, and from the disciplinary-based to the interdisciplinary and professional. Approxi mately half of the papers are written by psychologists, with the remainder coming, in part, from such other disciplines as sociology, geography, and from such diverse applied and professional fields as natural recreation, landscape architecture, urban planning, and opera tions research. The volumes thus provide an overview of work on current topical problems. Yet, as the field is developing, specialization is inevitably increasing apace, and the editors as well as the publisher have become convinced of the desirability for futu're volumes in this series to be organized along topical lines, with successive volumes devoted to different aspects of this rather sprawling field. Thus, Volume 3, currently in the planning stage, will be devoted exclusively to the interaction of children with the physical environment, considered from diverse viewpoints, again including authors from diverse fields of specialization.

Democracy in the Workplace and at Home

Democracy in the Workplace and at Home Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Randall Ray Booze
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Democracy in the Workplace and at Home by Randall Ray Booze Summary

This book takes a unique look at democracy and how foundational concepts of democracy like freedom, liberty and justice play an important role in everyday lives and work and home environments. More importantly, the book looks at how lived environments that lack these concepts can negatively impact health and well-being. The book identifies opportunities for improvement in work and home environments through the introduction of the foundational concepts of democracy and how these concepts can improve humans’ everyday lives through various laws that have been established to protect democratic rights within these lived environments. The book also provides an analysis of research participants’ views related to having various democracy conditions within work and home environments, and demonstrates how various technologies can be used to improve humans’ ability to create more democratic, healthy, and productive work and home environments.

Collaborative Systems for Smart Networked Environments

Collaborative Systems for Smart Networked Environments Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Luis M. Camarinha-Matos,Hamideh Afsarmanesh
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Collaborative Systems for Smart Networked Environments by Luis M. Camarinha-Matos,Hamideh Afsarmanesh Summary

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 15th IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2014, held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, in October 2014. The 73 revised papers were carefully selected from 190 submissions. They provide a comprehensive overview of identified challenges and recent advances in various collaborative network (CN) domains and their applications, with a particular focus on the following areas in support of smart networked environments: behavior and coordination; product-service systems; service orientation in collaborative networks; engineering and implementation of collaborative networks; cyber-physical systems; business strategies alignment; innovation networks; sustainability and trust; reference and conceptual models; collaboration platforms; virtual reality and simulation; interoperability and integration; performance management frameworks; performance management systems; risk analysis; optimization in collaborative networks; knowledge management in networks; health and care networks; and mobility and logistics.

Neighborhood and Community Environments

Neighborhood and Community Environments Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Irwin Altman,Abraham Wandersman
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Neighborhood and Community Environments by Irwin Altman,Abraham Wandersman Summary

This ninth volume in the series deals with a fascinating and complex topic in the environment and behavior field. Neighborhoods and com munities are in various stages of formation and transition in almost every society, nation, and culture. A variety of political, economic, and social factors have resulted in the formation of new communities and the transformation of older communities. Thus we see nomadic people set tling into stable communities, new towns sprouting up around the world, continuing suburban sprawl, simultaneous deterioration, re newal and gentrification of urban areas, demographic changes in com munities, and so on. As in previous volumes, the range of content, theory, and methods represented in the various chapters is intended to be broadly based, with perspectives rooted in several disciplines-anthropology, history, psychology, sociology, urban studies. Although many other disciplines also play an important role in the study and understanding of neigh borhoods and community environments, we hope that the contributions to this volume will at least present readers with a broad sampling-if not a comprehensive treatment-of the topic.

Microorganisms in Home and Indoor Work Environments

Microorganisms in Home and Indoor Work Environments Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Brian Flannigan,Robert A. Samson,J. David Miller
Editor: CRC Press
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Microorganisms in Home and Indoor Work Environments by Brian Flannigan,Robert A. Samson,J. David Miller Summary

In 2007, scientists estimated the direct cost of diseases associated with mould and dampness on the US population to be in the range of 4 billion dollars, and the indirect costs of lost work and school days are gauged even higher. The US Centers for Disease Control recently concluded that elimination of moisture and mouldy materials in the home definitively results in improved health. Unfortunately, problems of accurate assessment and precise identification plague the full understanding of the effects of mould on human health. Addressing exposure assessment and identification, Microorganisms in Home and Indoor Work Environments: Diversity, Health Impacts, Investigation, and Control, Second Edition discusses the methodology for conducting investigations on indoor environments, including details on key fungi and actinobacteria, and reflects advances in predicting their occurrence in buildings in various parts of the world. Beginning with a review of types of microorganisms in outdoor and indoor air, their growth and control in home and work environments, and their role in respiratory disease, this second edition presents new studies on pollen and its allergenic effects, the mechanistic basis for the effects of toxins and inflammatory agents on lung biology, and the use of molecular methods for determining microbial contaminants. On the practical side, this edition examines remediation, control, and quality assurance; occupational exposures in a wide range of environments; and infectious fungi and bacterial endotoxins in the built environment. Bringing together the state-of-the-science in this health-critical field, this accurate and timely book offers researchers, public health officials, and industrial hygienists crucial information on specific microorganisms in the built environment, along with current measurement and assessment solutions to clean up indoor air and keep residents and workers healthy in the future.

Handbook of Families and Work

Handbook of Families and Work Pdf/ePub eBook Author: D. Russell Crane,Jeffrey E. Hill
Editor: University Press of America
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Handbook of Families and Work by D. Russell Crane,Jeffrey E. Hill Summary

This handbook is designed to illuminate issues involved in the intersection of family life and paid employment from a broad range of disciplines. These contributions by leading national and international work-family scholars represent state-of-the-art summaries of research. Topics include emerging work-family topics such as work-family facilitation and families and work in a global context. Special importance is given to differentiating the influence of workplace flexibility in making the relationship of work to family more positive. Other articles examine the role of gender and generation in understanding the family-work interface. This volume examines an often-overlooked topic in work-family literature: fathers and the influence of their work environment on the job to family relationships at home. New perspectives related to maternal employment are also presented. Whether you are a researcher, teacher, business professional, or student, Handbook of Families and Work: Interdisciplinary Perspectives is essential if you want the latest in work-family research.

Child Rearing in the Home and School

Child Rearing in the Home and School Pdf/ePub eBook Author: R.P. Boger,R.J. Griffore
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Child Rearing in the Home and School by R.P. Boger,R.J. Griffore Summary

This volume is intended to address contemporary aspects of child rearing in the home and the school, as well as major dimensions of inter face between the home and the school. The authors of these chapters have used varying styles and approaches, and the range of perspectives is very broad and inclusive. An essential notion integrating all chapters is that child rearing is a human ecological concern of dominant importance for the home, the school, and the community during the 1980's and that this will continue to be true in the future. This volume is intended to be useful as a reference book, as a text, for researchers and for policy-makers. It is hoped that the volume also will be of use to parents, teachers, school administrators, child-care workers and others who are interested in child nurturance. The editors wish to extend appreciation to many individuals who made this effort possible. Our colleagues, Hiram Fitzgerald and Marjorie Kostelnik, have been most helpful and encouraging. We thank them for their patience, support, and invaluable editorial assistance during the production of the camera-ready copy of the volume. We also thank Barbara Taylor for her assistance in typing the chapters, and Carrie DeMyers for typing the camera-ready copy. Carrie's good-nature and posi tive outlook helped to smooth over the many frustrations inherent in the assembly and production of anthologies such as this one.

Home Informatics and Telematics

Home Informatics and Telematics Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Andy Sloane,Felix van Rijn
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Home Informatics and Telematics by Andy Sloane,Felix van Rijn Summary

This volume is composed of the best papers submitted to the HOIT2000 conference held in Wolverhampton, U. K. in June 2000. The conference, entitled "IT at home: Virtual influences on everyday life", and the papers reflect the wide variety of these influences that are coming to bear on our everyday experience, be it through the increasing use of computers or the rapid development of new telecommunications systems. The conference has been organised by IFIP Working Group 9. 3 - Home-Oriented Informatics and Telematics (HOIJ) , in association with IFIP Working Group 13. 2- Methodology for user-centred system design. This gives a broad range of topics that are within the sphere of interest of the participants and the authors of the papers. The disciplines involved in the study of this subject area are varied composing computing, telecommunications, psychology, sociology, business studies and others. The conference is the second in a series of HOlT conferences, the first being held in Copenhagen in 1994. The subject is now more mature with the various disciplines being increasingly interested in the home as a research domain. The various technical developments over the time since the first conference have also had a profound effect on the way in which people communicate both in the home and at work. The rise in the use of the Internet has changed the way in which many people view communication and access to information sources.

Home

Home Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Johannes Lenhard,Farhan Samanani
Editor: Routledge
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Home by Johannes Lenhard,Farhan Samanani Summary

How are notions of ‘home’ made and negotiated by ethnographers? And how does the researcher relate to forms of home encountered during fieldwork? Rather than searching for an abstract, philosophical understanding of home, this collection asks how home gains its meaning and significance through ongoing efforts to create, sustain or remake a sense of home. The volume explores how researchers and informants alike are always involved in the process of making and unmaking home, and challenges readers to reimagine ethnographic practice in terms of active, morally complex process of home-making. Contributions reach across the globe and across social contexts, and the book includes chapters on council housing and middle-class apartment buildings, homelessness and migration, problems with accessing the field as well as limiting it, physical as well as sentimental notions of home, and objects as well as inter-human social relations. Home draws attention to processes of sociality that normally remain analytically invisible, and contributes to a growing and rich field of study on the anthropology of home.

Home Networks

Home Networks Pdf/ePub eBook Author: N.A
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Autonome Mobile Systeme 2009

Autonome Mobile Systeme 2009 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rüdiger Dillmann,Jürgen Beyerer,Christoph Stiller,Marius Zöllner,Tobias Gindele
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Autonome Mobile Systeme 2009 by Rüdiger Dillmann,Jürgen Beyerer,Christoph Stiller,Marius Zöllner,Tobias Gindele Summary

Der Band dokumentiert das 21. Fachgespräch Autonome Mobile Systeme (AMS 2009). Die Veranstaltung bietet Wissenschaftlern aus Forschung und Industrie ein Forum für den Gedankenaustausch und eine Basis, um Kooperationen auf diesem Forschungsgebiet zu initiieren. Die Beiträge befassen sich mit Themen wie humanoide Roboter und Flugmaschinen, Perzeption und Sensorik, Kartierung und Lokalisation, Regelung, Navigation, Lernverfahren, Systemarchitekturen sowie mit der Anwendung von autonomen mobilen Systemen.

On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems 2006: OTM 2006 Workshops

On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems 2006: OTM 2006 Workshops Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Zahir Tari
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On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems 2006: OTM 2006 Workshops by Zahir Tari Summary

This two-volume set LNCS 4277/4278 constitutes the refereed proceedings of 14 international workshops held as part of OTM 2006 in Montpellier, France in October/November 2006. The 191 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 493 submissions to the workshops. The first volume begins with 26 additional revised short or poster papers of the OTM 2006 main conferences.

Smart Homes

Smart Homes Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nagender Kumar Suryadevara,Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay
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Smart Homes by Nagender Kumar Suryadevara,Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay Summary

The book addresses issues towards the design and development of Wireless Sensor Network based Smart Home and fusion of Real-Time Data for Wellness Determination of an elderly person living alone in a Smart Home. The fundamentals of selection of sensor, fusion of sensor data, system design, modelling, characterizations, experimental investigations and analyses have been covered. This book will be extremely useful for the engineers and researchers especially higher undergraduate, postgraduate students as well as practitioners working on the development of Wireless Sensor Networks, Internet of Things and Data Mining.

Starting at Home

Starting at Home Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nel Noddings
Editor: Univ of California Press
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Starting at Home by Nel Noddings Summary

Nel Noddings, one of the central figures in the contemporary discussion of ethics and moral education, argues that caring--a way of life learned at home--can be extended into a theory that guides social policy. Tackling issues such as capital punishment, drug treatment, homelessness, mental illness, and abortion, Noddings inverts traditional philosophical priorities to show how an ethic of care can have profound and compelling implications for social and political thought. Instead of beginning with an ideal state and then describing a role for home and family, this book starts with an ideal home and asks how what is learned there may be extended to the larger social domain. Noddings examines the tension between freedom and equality that characterized liberal thought in the twentieth century and finds that--for all its strengths--liberalism is still inadequate as social policy. She suggests instead that an attitude of attentive love in the home induces a corresponding responsiveness that can serve as a foundation for social policy. With her characteristic sensitivity to the individual and to the vulnerable in society, the author concludes that any corrective practice that does more harm than the behavior it is aimed at correcting should be abandoned. This suggests an end to the disastrous war on drugs. In addition, Noddings states that the caring professions that deal with the homeless should be guided by flexible policies that allow practitioners to respond adequately to the needs of very different clients. She recommends that the school curriculum should include serious preparation for home life as well as for professional and civic life. Emphasizing the importance of improving life in everyday homes and the possible role social policy might play in this improvement, Starting at Home highlights the inextricable link between the development of care in individual lives and any discussion of moral life and social policy.

Annual Review of Nursing Research, Volume 27, 2009

Annual Review of Nursing Research, Volume 27, 2009 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Christine E. Kasper, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACSM
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Annual Review of Nursing Research, Volume 27, 2009 by Christine E. Kasper, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACSM Summary

This volume sets the stage for understanding the evolution and importance of nursing science in the field by providing a brief historical overview of the tobacco epidemic and emerging science, describing changing trends in tobacco use, reviewing health risks of smoking and benefits of quitting, reviewing concepts in nicotine addiction and evidence-based recommendations for tobacco dependence treatment. Also highlighted are nursing science efforts and leadership in addressing two barriers to mounting programs of nursing research in tobacco control: the lack of nursing education and training in tobacco control and the limited research funding and mentorship. Finally, the contributors to this volume address the issue of smoking in the profession as it influences nurses' health, interventions with patients, and, potentially, scholarship efforts.

The International Journal of Indian Psychology, Volume 3, Issue 3, No. 1

The International Journal of Indian Psychology, Volume 3, Issue 3, No. 1 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: IJIP.In
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The International Journal of Indian Psychology, Volume 3, Issue 3, No. 1 by IJIP.In Summary

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