Baltic Suicide Paradox

Baltic Suicide Paradox
Author: Airi Värnik,Merike Sisask,Peeter Värnik
Publsiher: Tallinn University Press / Tallinna Ülikooli Kirjastus
Total Pages: 62
Release: 2010
ISBN: 9985587022
Category: Suicide
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Baltic Suicide Paradox Book Excerpt:

“Connecting Paradigms of Motor Behaviour to Sport and Physical Education” presents recent articles that examine theoretical and empirical research on the learning and teaching of motor skills. The development of the book is based on the effect of synergism – a phenomenon whereby the cooperative interaction of multiple psychological, pedagogical, and biological ideas, drawn from the systemic model, produces an outcome that is superior to that which could be expected from knowledge derived from the independent contributions of these disciplines. For students, researchers and teachers working in the fields of sports and physical education, this book should promote a deeper understanding of previous knowledge, and provide exposure to ideas that frame new perspectives related to the acquisition of skills and motor learning.

Suicidal Behaviour

Suicidal Behaviour
Author: Updesh Kumar
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2014-11-13
ISBN: 1317643399
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Suicidal Behaviour Book Excerpt:

Suicidal Behaviour: Underlying dynamics is a wide ranging collection of articles that builds upon an earlier volume by the same editor (Suicidal Behaviour: Assessment of people-at-risk, 2010) and delves deeper into the dynamics of suicide by synthesizing significant psychological and interdisciplinary perspectives. The volume brings together varied conceptualizations by scholars across disciplines from around the globe, thereby adding on to the available theoretical understandings as well as providing research based inputs for practitioners in the field of suicidal behaviour. This book contains sixteen chapters divided into two broad sections. The volume opens with a discussion about the Theoretical Underpinnings of suicidal behaviour spread through the initial eight chapters that conceptualize the phenomenon from different vantage points of genetics, personality theory, cognitive and affective processes, stress and assessment theories. The second section brings in the Varied Research Evidences and Assessment Perspectives from different populations and groups. Building upon the theoretical foundations the chapters in this section discuss the nuances of dealing with suicidal behaviours among sexual minority populations, alcoholics, military personnel, and within in specific socio-cultural groups. The section closes with an intense focus on a significant issue encountered often in clinical practice, that of assessment of suicide risk, and ways of resolving the cultural, ethical and legal dilemmas.

Farewell to the World

Farewell to the World
Author: Marzio Barbagli
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2015-10-02
ISBN: 0745681506
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Farewell to the World Book Excerpt:

What drives a person to take his or her own life? Why would an individual be willing to strap a bomb to himself and walk into a crowded marketplace, blowing himself up at the same time as he kills and maims the people around him? Does suicide or ‘voluntary death’ have the same meaning today as it had in earlier centuries, and does it have the same significance in China, India and the Middle East as it has in the West? How should we understand this distressing, often puzzling phenomenon and how can we explain its patterns and variations over time? In this wide-ranging comparative study, Barbagli examines suicide as a socio-cultural, religious and political phenomenon, exploring the reasons that underlie it and the meanings it has acquired in different cultures throughout the world. Drawing on a vast body of research carried out by historians, anthropologists, sociologists, political scientists and psychologists, Barbagli shows that a satisfactory theory of suicide cannot limit itself to considering the two causes that were highlighted by the great French sociologist Émile Durkheim – namely, social integration and regulation. Barbagli proposes a new account of suicide that links the motives for and significance attributed to individual actions with the people for whom and against whom individuals take their lives. This new study of suicide sheds fresh light on the cultural differences between East and West and greatly increases our understanding of an often-misunderstood act. It will be the definitive history of suicide for many years to come.

Bibliographic Guide to Slavic Baltic and Eurasian Studies

Bibliographic Guide to Slavic  Baltic  and Eurasian Studies
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1995
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Baltic States
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Spectator

The Spectator
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1936
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Themes in Religion and Human Security in Africa

Themes in Religion and Human Security in Africa
Author: Joram Tarusarira,Ezra Chitando
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2020-09-01
ISBN: 1000172376
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Themes in Religion and Human Security in Africa Book Excerpt:

This book reflects on major themes present at the interface between religion and human security in Africa. It probes the extent to which religion is both a threat to and a resource for human security in Africa by examining specific issues occurring across the continent. A team of contributors from across Africa provide valuable reflections on the conceptualisation and applicability of the concept of human security in the context of religion in Africa. Chapters highlight how themes such as knowledge systems, youth, education, race, development, sacred texts, the media, sexual diversity, health and others have implications for individual and group security. In order to bring these themes into perspective, chapters in the first section reflect on the conceptual, historical and contextual factors at play. The chapters that follow demonstrate the theories put forward by means of case studies from countries such as Zimbabwe, Kenya, Botswana and Ghana that look at African religion, Islam and Christianity. This is a detailed and informative volume that provides new insights into the discourse on religion and human security. As such, it will be of significant use to any scholar of Religion and Violence, Religion in Africa and Religious Studies, as well as African and Security Studies more generally.

The Contradictions of Austerity

The Contradictions of Austerity
Author: Jeffrey Sommers,Charles Woolfson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2014-04-24
ISBN: 131780015X
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Contradictions of Austerity Book Excerpt:

The great financial crisis of 2008 and the ensuing global economic and financial turmoil have launched a search for "models" for recovery. The advocates of austerity present the Baltic States as countries that through discipline and sacrifice showed the way out of crisis. They have proposed the "Baltic model" of radical public sector cuts, wage reductions, labor market reforms and reductions in living standards for other troubled Eurozone countries to emulate. Yet, the reality of the Baltic "austerity fix" has been neither fully accepted by its peoples, nor is it fully a success. This book explains why and what are the real social and economic costs of the Baltic austerity model. We examine each of the Baltic States by connecting national level studies within a European and global political economy, thereby delivering comparative breadth that supersedes localized understandings of the crisis. Thus for each of the three Baltic states, individual chapters explore the different economic and social dimensions of neo-liberal post-communism and the subsequent wider global economic and financial crisis in which these newly financialized economies have found themselves especially vulnerable. The "austerity model" adopted by Baltic national governments in response to the crisis reveals the profound vulnerabilities created by their unwavering commitment to liberalized economies, not least in terms of the significant "exit" of their labor forces and consequent population loss. This book looks beyond basic financial metrics claiming a success story for the Baltic austerity model to reveal the damaging economic and social consequences, first of neo-liberal policies adopted during transition, and latterly of austerity measures based on "internal devaluation." Combined these policies undermine the possibility of longer-term recovery and even social and economic sustainability, not to mention prospects for successful integration in the now-faltering European project that has departed from its "Social Model" roots.

A History of Monetary Unions

A History of Monetary Unions
Author: John F Chown
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2003-09-01
ISBN: 1134473036
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Monetary Unions Book Excerpt:

In this comprehensive historical overview, the author writes about Monetary Unions with admirable completeness. Written in a readable and enjoyable prose, A History of Monetary Unions combines historical analysis with present day context.

From Freedom Fighters to Terrorists

From Freedom Fighters to Terrorists
Author: Paige Whaley Eager
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2016-04-15
ISBN: 1317132289
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Freedom Fighters to Terrorists Book Excerpt:

Women have participated in political violence throughout history, yet the concept of women as active proponents and perpetrators of political violence and terrorism is not widely accepted. Viewed as being forced by partners, sexually abused or brainwashed, the possibility of political motives is not often considered. Paige Whaley Eager addresses this to establish whether the stereotypical view is misplaced. She utilizes a framework to analyze women engaged in political violence in different contexts in order to examine structural variables, ideological goals of the organization and personal factors which contribute to involvement. Case study rich, this informative book provides an indispensable guide to examining women's role in left/right wing engagement, ethno-nationalist/separatist violence, guerrilla movements and suicide bombers.

Russia from 1812 to 1945

Russia from 1812 to 1945
Author: Graham Stephenson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 467
Release: 1970
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Russia
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Cumulated Index Medicus

Cumulated Index Medicus
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1991
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Medicine
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Global Public Health

Global Public Health
Author: Robert Beaglehole,Ruth Bonita
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2009-07-09
ISBN: 0191579777
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Public Health Book Excerpt:

Global Public Health: a new era is a comprehensive updated account of the international state of public health, including an agenda for improving the practice of the discipline across the world. It addresses three major issues: - the changing global context for public health - the state of public health theory and practice in developed and developing countries; and - strategies for strengthening the practice of public health Section one surveys the complex old and new challenges facing public health practitioners, and then summarises the state of health globally using new data based on measures of the Global Burden of Disease developed by the Word Health Organization, and other groups, to better describe population health states and trends. Section two presents the first detailed review of the global state of public health. It analyses the public health situation in all regions of the world. Six chapters cover Europe, Latin America, and Australia and New Zealand.. Three chapters cover China, India, and Sub-Saharan Africa. The lessons from these chapters are surprisingly similar: the challenges are great; the public health workforce and infrastructure have long been neglected; and much needs to be done to reinvigorate the practice of public health. The third section covers several cross cutting themes, including the developing field of international public health ethics and the central and neglected role of the public in strengthening the practice of public health and the opportunities for building the capacity of the public health workforce to respond to the major global health needs.

From Hitler s Germany to Saddam s Iraq

From Hitler s Germany to Saddam s Iraq
Author: Scott A. Silverstone
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2018-12-14
ISBN: 1442274468
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Hitler s Germany to Saddam s Iraq Book Excerpt:

This book boldly challenges conventional wisdom about the value of preventive war, beginning with the rise of Hitler’s Germany through the disastrous invasion of Iraq. Silverstone argues that the Rhineland crisis leading up to WWII presents a critical case for studying power shifts among states—and the preventive war temptation that results.

National Identities and International Relations

National Identities and International Relations
Author: Richard Ned Lebow
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2016-08-29
ISBN: 1107166306
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

National Identities and International Relations Book Excerpt:

A comparative study of how and why people identify with their countries and the implications for foreign policy.

Islam Peace and Social Justice

Islam  Peace and Social Justice
Author: A Christian van Gorder
Publsiher: ISD LLC
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2014-05-29
ISBN: 0227902025
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islam Peace and Social Justice Book Excerpt:

Islam, Peace and Social Justice examines the ways in which Islamic cultures have dealt with issues of social justice historically and culturally. With unwavering objectivity, the author helps readers of any faith to gain a nuanced and accurate understanding of the challenges that we face in contemporary multifaith engagements. Dr van Gorder offers a comprehensive and sympathetic Christian insight into Islam. The contentious issues of social justice that are encountered in this broad, yet intricate, studyinclude the concept of Jihad, poverty, political oppression, human rights, genocide, racism, sexual injustice, homophobia, and environmental degradation. The challenges are real and the problems are vast; partnerships and solutions must be found - peopleof faith, Muslim, Jewish and Christian, must find ways to work together to address these shared challenges. This work exposes misrepresentations and stereotypes about Islamic views of social justice that abound in Europe and North America. The author encourages a deeper appreciation of how themes of social justice resound through Islamic texts and have been expressed both in the contemporary and historical life of various and diverse Islamic communities worldwide.

By the Way

By the Way
Author: Dereck C. Sale
Publsiher: Trafford Publishing
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2017-10-02
ISBN: 1490784144
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

By the Way Book Excerpt:

BY THE WAY will appeal to book-lovers who enjoy titbits of history, economics, politics and religion, among other bookish morsels. In discussing global issues old and new and as varied as colonialism, economic development, militarism and Christianity, Dereck C. Sale explores vistas that expand on his Testament of the Third Man of ten years ago. With wandering eye he takes us on a personal stroll down memory lane, footprints entrusted to the future.

Selected Writings

Selected Writings
Author: Thomas Carlyle
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2015-10-01
ISBN: 0241205492
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Selected Writings Book Excerpt:

The most important writings by the great and controversial Victorian polemicist. Carlyle was one of the great figures of his age: thunderous, passionate, irascible, sceptical and idealistic. This selection is representative of all stages of Carlyle's career, and includes 'Sign of the Times', his essay against the mechanization of the age and the rise of the machines; the whole of 'Chartism'; and extracts from The French Revolution, Heroes and Hero-Worship, Sartor Resartus, Past and Present, as well as other pieces. The book also includes an introduction and notes by Alan Shelston. Thomas Carlyle was born in Dumfriesshire, Scotland, in 1795. Intended by his family to become a Presbyterian minister, he was influenced by the Scottish Enlightenment while at the University of Edinburgh and became a teacher instead. He later turned to literary work, publishing a life of Schiller and translations of Goethe in the 1820s. His first truly successful book was The French Revolution, which was followed by many others. He died in 1881. Alan Shelston was Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Manchester until retirement in 2002. He has edited a number of Gaskell's works including The Life of Charlotte Bronte (1975) and North and South (2005), and was joint editor with John Chapple of The Further Letters of Mrs Gaskell (2000). He has published a selection of Hardy's poetry and written on a number of nineteen century authors including Dickens and Henry James.

Developments in Aging 1992 No distinctive title

Developments in Aging  1992  No distinctive title
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1993
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Older people
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Developments in Aging 1992 No distinctive title Book Excerpt:

Promoting Heritage Language in Northwest Russia

Promoting Heritage Language in Northwest Russia
Author: Laura Siragusa
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2017-10-19
ISBN: 1351622072
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Promoting Heritage Language in Northwest Russia Book Excerpt:

This volume illustrates how language revival movements in Russia and elsewhere have often followed a specific pattern of literacy bias in the promotion of a minority’s heritage language, partly neglecting the social and relational aspects of orality. Using the Vepsian Renaissance as an example, this volume brings to the surface a literacy-orality dualism new to the discussion around revival movements. In addition to the more-theoretically oriented scopes, this book addresses all the actors involved in revival movements including activists, scholars and policy-makers, and opens a discussion on literacy and orality, and power and agency in the multiple relational aspects of written and oral practices. This study addresses issues common to language revival movements worldwide and will appeal to researchers of linguistic anthropology, sociolinguistics, education and language policy, and culture studies.

Alfred Tarski

Alfred Tarski
Author: Andrew McFarland,Joanna McFarland,James T. Smith
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 499
Release: 2014-08-11
ISBN: 149391474X
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alfred Tarski Book Excerpt:

Alfred Tarski (1901–1983) was a renowned Polish/American mathematician, a giant of the twentieth century, who helped establish the foundations of geometry, set theory, model theory, algebraic logic and universal algebra. Throughout his career, he taught mathematics and logic at universities and sometimes in secondary schools. Many of his writings before 1939 were in Polish and remained inaccessible to most mathematicians and historians until now. This self-contained book focuses on Tarski’s early contributions to geometry and mathematics education, including the famous Banach–Tarski paradoxical decomposition of a sphere as well as high-school mathematical topics and pedagogy. These themes are significant since Tarski’s later research on geometry and its foundations stemmed in part from his early employment as a high-school mathematics teacher and teacher-trainer. The book contains careful translations and much newly uncovered social background of these works written during Tarski’s years in Poland. Alfred Tarski: Early Work in Poland serves the mathematical, educational, philosophical and historical communities by publishing Tarski’s early writings in a broadly accessible form, providing background from archival work in Poland and updating Tarski’s bibliography. A list of errata can be found on the author Smith’s personal webpage.