Description : Queer and Subjugated Knowledges: generating subversive Imaginaries makes an invaluable contribution to gender and sexuality studies, engaging with queer theory to reconceptualize everyday interactions. the scholars in this book respond to J. Halberstam's call to engage in alternative imaginings to reconceptualize forms of being, the production of knowledge, and envisage a world with different sites for justice and injustice. the recent work of cultural theorist, Judith Halberstam, makes new investments in the notion of the counter-hegemonic, the subversive and the alternative. for Halberstam, the alternative resides in a creative engagement with subjugated histories, an ecstatic investment in the subcultural and a defiant refusal of a dominant model of theory. Working across Rhetoric and Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, Performance Studies, Television and Media Studies, Animation, Sociology, History, Social Policy, Childhood Studies, Education, and Cultural Geography, this unique interdisciplinary text aimed at academics, undergraduate and postgraduate students provides challenging new frameworks for generating knowledge.
Description : Gossip Girl: A Critical Understanding provides a critical analysis of The CW’s hit teen television drama Gossip Girl. Lori Bindig analyzes episodes as a set of media texts that blur the boundaries between hegemonic and counter-hegemonic content. Using political economy, textual and audience analyses, Bindig dissects how the show presents ideological content in regard to gender, race, class, sexuality, and consumerism, ultimately unearthing potential ramifications of Gossip Girl and other popular media texts. In addition, Bindig examines the expansive fan community and its engagement with the show through online forums and YouTube. Gossip Girl: A Critical Understanding will appeal to scholars of media, audience studies, and popular culture.
Description : In his 25-year journey through hot spots across the globe, Rod Reeve has become one of Australia's most experienced foreign-aid workers. Managing international aid projects has taken him from the opium fields of the Hindu Kush, to Iraq in the time of Saddam Hussein, the jungles of Papua New Guinea, and Aceh following the 2004 tsunami. In HOT-SPOTTING he reveals the dramas and complexities of working in the provision of international aid, and takes us behind disturbing news footage to connect with ordinary people living in some of the world's most troubled locations.
Description : Perfect for students of all backgrounds and interest levels, this second edition of Marketing Principles combines a thorough overview of essential marketing principles with a visually engaging, reader-friendly presentation. The text and a full range of supplementary learning resources (including animated activities, videos, and an interactive marketing plan) provide students with the knowledge and decision-making skills they'll need to succeed in today's competitive business environment. Marketing principles includes the most current coverage of marketing strategies and concepts with extensive real-world examples including material on social networking and digital marketing. This edition has an new chapter on digital media and social networking that incorporates the latest research and trends in the ever-changing environment of e-marketing. You will find important topics drawn from the rapidly changing world of modern business including social and environmental responsibility, sustainability, globalisation, entrepreneurship, and marketing through transitional times. o Marketing Principles is designed to teach relevant, contemporary concepts and best practices in Asia-Pacific undergraduate marketing through: o The importance of being market-oriented, considering the expanded marketing mix through all areas of marketing o The need for a dynamic outlook on marketing, which responds to the continually changing world (e.g. where lines between traditional marketing concepts and strategies are blurred) o Branding, the expanded marketing mix and customer-focus o Increasing interdependence of goods and services o The centrality of positioning to marketing
Description : This book gives the reader a realistic perspective of what management is and what managers really do. Management as a profession is dynamic, challenging and exciting for those who want to excel at it. Each day brings new and often unanticipated challenges despite the plans made by even the best managers and leaders. The relatively new challenges of sustainable development are integrated into every chapter of this book. The authors have included the most recent management thinking and research, as well as the contemporary application of management ideas in organisations. The combination of established scholarship, new ideas and real-life applications gives students a taste of the energy, challenge and adventure inherent in the dynamic field of management Along with current management theory and practice, the text integrates coverage of social media and new technology throughout This fifth edition includes new emphases on Entrepreneurship and Innovation, a growing area of importance and interest in management studies and the foregrounding of management as an Integrative Practice. There will be linkages of topics within and across chapters, reflective of management as it occurs.
Description : WHY ARE GIRLS as young as five years old concerned about their looks and addicted to shopping? WHY ARE YOUNG TEENAGE GIRLS having sex and binge-drinking, responding to chat-room predators, and bullying their peers via email and text messages? WHY ARE DEPRESSION, cutting and eating disorders on the rise, and why, with so much choice when it comes to careers, do so many just want to marry young and have babies? Over two years Maggie Hamilton interviewed girls, teachers, school counsellors, psychologists, and law enforcement and medical personnel to get an insider's view on what girls are experiencing at present, from birth to the teenage years. Informed, revealing, compassionate and at times shocking, What's Happening to Our Girls? is a book for parents and all those who want to better understand and support girls. 'I found myself so engrossed that for two days running I nearly missed my tram stop . . . A definite must-read for parents with daughters, for teachers and for other people dealing with girls, In fact, everyone should read this book.' AUSTRALIAN BOOKSELLER AND PUBLISHER 'A crucial tool for greater understanding.' SUNDAY MAIL
Description : Все было готово для празднования пятилетнего юбилея супружеской жизни, когда вдруг необъяснимо пропал один из виновников торжества. Остались следы борьбы в доме, кровь, которую явно пытались стереть, - и цепочка «ключей» в игре под названием «охота за сокровищами»; красивая, умная и невероятно изобретательная жена ежегодно устраивала ее для своего обожаемого мужа. И похоже, что эти «ключи» - размещенные ею тут и там странные записки и не менее странные безделушки – дают единственный шанс пролить свет на судьбу исчезнувшей. Вот только не придется ли «охотнику» в процессе поиска раскрыть миру и пару-тройку собственных малосимпатичных тайн?
Description : The volume is the first comprehensive typological study of the conceptualisation of temperature in languages as reflected in their systems of central temperature terms (hot, cold, to freeze, etc.). The key issues addressed here include questions such as how languages categorize the temperature domain and what other uses the temperature expressions may have, e.g., when metaphorically referring to emotions (‘warm words’). The volume contains studies of more than 50 genetically, areally and typologically diverse languages and is unique in considering cross-linguistic patterns defined both by lexical and grammatical information. The detailed descriptions of the linguistic and extra-linguistic facts will serve as an important step in teasing apart the role of the different factors in how we speak about temperature – neurophysiology, cognition, environment, social-cultural practices, genetic relations among languages, and linguistic contact. The book is a significant contribution to semantic typology, and will be of interest for linguists, psychologists, anthropologists and philosophers.
Description : Дебютная повесть молодого писателя, своеобразный творческий манифест. Понятие абсолютной свободы – основной постулат этого манифеста. Героя этой повести судят за убийство, которое он совершил по самой глупой из всех возможных причин. И это правда, которую герой не боится бросить в лицо своим судьям, пойти наперекор всему, забыть обо всех условностях и умереть во имя своих убеждений.
Description : Corporate.pdf leaves you hanging on the edge of your toilet. Of course, those are my words, the words of the author, but what do others have to say about the book? "Yes, I liked the book Jeffrey, now clean the dishes," raved Sandra Horton, my mother. "I can't believe anybody in our family can write this good," is an honest to goodness quote from Grandma Wilma Horton. And Uncle Bob Bentz called the book "riveting, I couldn't wait to turn the page." Sure, my family loves me, but what about my friends? Big Mike Leonard was heard somewhere in Germany saying the book was "so descriptive you could smell the bird poop." Darron Vigliotti, not only a friend but a highly respected member of the Stratford High Book Review, deemed it "the culture-bearing work of the MTV generation." He even went as far as saying that I "crafted" the book. My former roommate, Kristen Vernet, said "It's about damn time," in an astounded tone. I think she's just glad she doesn't live with me anymore. And Erin Specht, a current coworker, read the first thirty pages but couldn't handle the pressure of coming up with a quote about it in two minutes. I can personally assure you that she hugely anticipates reading the rest of the book. Now you, you don't know me, but that's the point. Read the book and make up your own mind. If you enjoy laughing, crying, and taking dumps then you'll love it.
Description : Do you read rhymes? Fairytales? No? Then, this is the book for you! It is about books, books and more books! Mr Readalot and Archimedes (his owl) fall through a portal into storyland. Together, they battle the forces of evil to save Storybook characters from eternal doom. Mr Readalot’s big brain un-sticks him from the sticky situations. Want to find out how Mr Readalot helps Humpty Dumpty? Just read on and enjoy!
Description : Showcases patterns, photos and instructions for 20 colorful and playful designs for children's wear, with each project customizable from age 2 to 10.