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Blurring The Boundaries

Author : Jack Levin
ISBN : 9780415503822
Genre : Social Science
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Over the decades, the lines separating young- middle-aged-, and older adults have blurred, as indicated by a broadening of the appropriate years for making life decisions. Not only are many people marrying later, but some are marrying earlier than ever. Overall, women giving birth later, but some are having children earlier in their lives. Older people are retiring later, but some are retiring at a younger age. The spread or variability (standard deviation) of age-based decisions has increased substantially, giving adults greater freedom from the traditional constraints of age. With these relaxed age norms has come a host of related social problems. The relaxation of age norms for adult decision-making has inadvertently blurred the boundaries between adults and teenagers, between teenagers and children. This generalization of the phenomenon throughout the life cycle is responsible for the adultification of childhood. Eight year old girls are, to an increasing extent, being treated as sexual objects; bullying peaks in the 6th grade; larger numbers of girls are having oral sex or sexual intercourse by the age of 15; the pregnancy rate for girls 13-15 is on the rise; we are in the process of dismantling the juvenile justice system in favor of adult forms of punishment; and more and more children are left without adult supervision in the afternoons, as though they were miniature adults who are capable of raising themselves. Jack Levin is the American Sociological Association's 2009 Winner of the "Public Understanding of Sociology" Award. This short book communicates the power and importance of sociological thinking to major, worldwide social trends. Ideal for use in undergraduate courses such as introductory sociology, social problems, and social change as well as more advanced courses in population, or sociology of aging.

Blurring The Boundaries

Author : Barbara Mintzes
ISBN : 9074006094
Genre : Drugs
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Blurring The Boundaries

Author : B. J. Hollars
ISBN : 9781496210128
Genre : Literary Collections
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Contemporary discussions on nonfiction are often riddled with questions about the boundaries between truth and memory, honesty and artifice, facts and lies. Just how much truth is in nonfiction? How much is a lie? Blurring the Boundaries sets out to answer such questions while simultaneously exploring the limits of the form. This collection features twenty genre-bending essays from today's most renowned teachers and writers--including original work from Michael Martone, Marcia Aldrich, Dinty W. Moore, Lia Purpura, and Robin Hemley, among others. These essays experiment with structure, style, and subject matter, and each is accompanied by the writer's personal reflection on the work itself, illuminating his or her struggles along the way. As these innovative writers stretch the limits of genre, they take us with them, offering readers a front-row seat to an ever-evolving form. Readers also receive a practical approach to craft thanks to the unique writing exercises provided by the writers themselves. Part groundbreaking nonfiction collection, part writing reference, Blurring the Boundaries serves as the ideal book for literary lovers and practitioners of the craft.

Blurring The Boundaries

Author : Hugh Marlais Davies
ISBN : UOM:39015060585513
Genre : Art
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Far from being the latest movement or a new development in contemporary art, installation art, one could argue, is only the most recent manifestation of the oldest tradition in art, going as far back as the prehistoric paintings on cave walls at Lascaux. Fundamental to this work are its habitation and incorporation of a physical site, a connection to real conditions - be they visual, historical, or social - and often, a bridging of traditional art boundaries. The aesthetic power of installation art does not reside in the singular, commodified object but rather in the artwork's ability to become, not merely represent, the continuum of real experience. Blurring the Boundaries examines the subject of installation art through the permanent collection and exhibition record of the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, an institution with a unique heritage in support of such art dating back to the 1960s.

Blurring The Boundaries

Author : Hugh M. Davies
ISBN : 0934418446
Genre : Installations (Art)
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Contributions by Lynda Forsha, Ronald Onorato. Text by Hugh Davies.

Blurred Boundaries

Author : Bill Nichols
ISBN : 0253209005
Genre : Social Science
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Blurred Boundaries explores decisive moments when the traditional boundaries of fiction/nonfiction, truth and falsehood blur. Nichols argues that a history of social representation in film, television and video requires an understanding of the fate of both contemporary and older work. Traditionally, film history and cultural studies sought to place films in a historical context. Nichols proposes a new goal: to examine how specific works, old and new, promote or suppress a sense of historical consciousness. Examining work from Eisenstein's Strike to the Rodney King videotape, Nichols interrelates issues of formal structure, viewer response and historical consciousness. Simultaneously, Blurred Boundaries radically alters the interpretive frameworks offered by neo-formalism and psychoanalysis: Comprehension itself becomes a social act of transformative understanding rather than an abstract mental process while the use of psychoanalytic terms like desire, lack, or paranoia to make social points metaphorically yields to a vocabulary designed expressly for historical interpretation such as project, intentionality and the social imaginary. An important departure from prevailing trends in many fields, Blurred Boundaries offers new directions for the study of visual culture.

Ufo Blurring The Boundaries Between Art And Design

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ISBN : OCLC:884639305
Genre : Art and design
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Blurring The Boundaries

Author : Max Rutherford
ISBN : 1870480805
Genre : Mentally ill offenders
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Blurring The Boundaries

Author : Damon Anderson
ISBN : 0863970877
Genre : Occupational training
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Blurring Boundaries

Author : Sandra Lapage
ISBN : 9781304813060
Genre : Art
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This book is about the fundamental meaning of my practice: the impossibility of defining boundaries in contemporary times in terms of language as idiom or artistic media, or in terms of nationality or identity, which remain especially relevant issues for those who migrate for family, work, religious, ethnic or political reasons. My work deals with the construction of heteroclite figures, residues of diverse personal experiences, represented on one hand by appropriation - which I do not treat as a conceptual practice, but instead as a sort of safe way to work between the diverse environments in which I am a foreigner - and, on the other hand, by a syncretic coexistence of diverse lines of thought and practices with which I build my identity and culture.

A City Of One S Own

Author : Sophie Body-Gendrot
ISBN : 0754675025
Genre : Business & Economics
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It is often overlooked that the initiatives of private individuals and bodies have always been a major feature of urban governance in English and American cities, before, during and after the heyday of 20th-century Welfare States. This book highlights the citizens' continuous participation in a wide range of urban affairs, especially outside institutional frameworks.

Fragmenting Work

Author : Mick Marchington
ISBN : 0199262241
Genre : Business & Economics
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"The findings of this book raise questions about the governance of such complex organizational forms, the appropriateness of current institutions for addressing this complexity, and the challenge of harnessing employee commitment in circumstances where human resource practices are shaped by organizations other than the legal employer." "Fragmenting Work will be vital reading for all those wishing to understand the contemporary realities of work and employment."--Jacket.

Blurring The Boundaries Of Struggle

Author : Michael Schulze-Oechtering Schulze-Oechtering
ISBN : OCLC:1066229343
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My dissertation, Blurring the Boundaries of Struggle: Relational Resistance and Seattle’s Third World Left, challenges an ongoing tendency of social movement historians to interpret the racial politics of the late 1960s in narrow terms. While few scholars still entertain Todd Gitlin’s notion that the rise of Black Power and other “identity movements” resulted in the “declension” of 1960s social movements, contemporary civil rights histories still portray this period as a time of interracial strife. Yet, opposed to past studies that focus on black and white disunity, more recent studies emphasize examples of racial discord between communities of color. Once again, the emphasis placed on conflict obscures a more significant historical development. In the backdrop of the radicalization of domestic anti-racist movements and decolonization movements abroad, activists of color articulated a common political identity as “Third World people,” which expressed a shared relationship with racism, capitalism, and colonialism. To capture the new political and social relationships that developed between self-proclaimed “Third World leftists,” my dissertation advances the concept of relational resistance: a process by which communities with different experiences of racial oppression begun defining their liberation in relation to and in solidarity with one another. To explore this concept, I focus on Seattle’s movement culture in the 1970s and 1980s, a distinctly multiracial “contact zone” of people, ideas, and social movements. A unique brand of working-class solidarity emerged out of this political milieu that revealed the multiracial contours of Seattle’s Black Power Movement. Black workers in the United Construction Workers Association (UCWA) and their allies throughout the Pacific Northwest rallied around the concept of “No Separate Peace.” Through an analysis of archival documents and interviews of over twenty movement participants, I have organized my dissertation into two parts to analyze the multiple ways No Separate Peace functioned as a form of relational resistance. In part one, I explore key events and critical moments where the struggles of Black and other aggrieved racial groups converged and cross-fertilized. Part two then shifts into an examination of the discourse that surrounded relational resistance. Specifically, I interpret No Separate Peace, and other concepts developed by UCWA activists as “languages of solidarity” that conceptually linked the experiences of distinct groups. In sum, my research sheds light on the expansive world of solidarity that emerged from movements that are too narrowly defined as simply “identity politics.”

Blurring The Boundaries

Author : Eric Wood
ISBN : OCLC:224116608
Genre : Masculinity
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Blurring The Boundaries Through Digital Innovation

Author : Fabrizio D'Ascenzo
ISBN : 9783319389745
Genre : Computers
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This book examines the impact of digital innovation on organizations. It reveals how the digital revolution is redefining traditional levels of analysis while at the same time blurring the internal and external boundaries of the organizational environment. It presents a collection of research papers that examine the interaction between Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and behavior from a threefold perspective: First, they analyze individual behavior in terms of specific organizational practices like learning, collaboration and knowledge transfer, as well as the use of ICT within the organization. Second, they explore the dynamics at work on the border between the internal and the external environments by analyzing the organizational impact of ICT usage outside the company, as can be seen in employer branding, consumer behavior and organizational image. Third, they investigate how ICT is being adopted to help face societal challenges outside the company like waste and pollution, smart cities, and e-government. The diversity of views offered makes this book particularly relevant for users, companies, scientists and governments. The content is based on a selection of the best papers – original double-blind peer reviewed contributions –presented at the annual conference of the Italian chapter of AIS, which took place in Rome, Italy, in October 2015, or in other reputable international peer-refereed Information Systems conferences.

Blurring The Boundaries In Bobby Ann Mason S In Country 1985

Author : Katharina Eder
ISBN : 9783640916832
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, University of Vienna, language: English, abstract: Bobbie Ann Mason is one of the most important southern female writers at the end of the 20th century. Joseph M. Flora in his contribution to the The History of Southern Women’s Literature notes that “apart from Eudora Welty, few have more national visibility” (550). A number of Mason’s short stories were re-published in anthologies (see KcKee 359); her novel In Country became part of the syllabus in many high schools and colleges since its publication in 1985, and the 1989 Hollywood film adaptation starring Bruce Willis made her work accessible to an even broader audience. The critics have also shown a keen interest in her work as the huge number of overwhelmingly positive literary reviews and academic publications demonstrate (see Flora, Fiction 282-285). The topics Mason raises in her work seem to strike a chord with both the general as well as the professional readers. As one scholar put it, the most important innovation of the contemporary realist authors such as Mason “is their ability to portray the experiences of people from a lower economic class with realism, complexity, and dignity”. (Hovis, K Mart 395f.) In her work, Bobbie Ann Mason describes a contemporary southern society from a white working-class perspective, mostly places and characters that are well known to her, without looking down on what could be perceived as their lack of education or backwardness. It also reflects the socio-economic, historical and cultural changes and the loss of traditional certainties that the U.S., and in her case particularly the rural and semi-rural areas of Kentucky, have faced over the last century. In In Country, Mason pays homage to the countercultural movements of the 1960s and 1970s that have played a pivotal role in the shaping of western societies as we know them today; the all-pervading theme, however, is the Vietnam War and its aftermath. This paper will focus on a particular aspect fostered by the historical events and developments of the 1960s and 1970s, namely the dissolution of conventional binary oppositions such as that of “Man” and “Woman”, elitist and mass culture, reality and fiction, past and present, “the North” and “the South” and the trespassing of boundaries in Mason’s novel In Country.[...]

Our Monstrous S Kin

Author : Sorcha Ní Fhlainn
ISBN : 190471093X
Genre : Human beings
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This text presents interdisciplinary perspectives on blurring the boundaries between monsters and ourselves.

Blurring Boundaries

Author : Brandon John Marriott
ISBN : OCLC:1125737881
Genre : Fifth Monarchy Men
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This study explores the manner in which religious ideas transcended political, geographical, linguistic, and religious frontiers in the seventeenth century. Focusing on the Judaic Sabbatian movement in the Ottoman Empire and the Christian Fifth Monarchy Men in England, this project examines the networks of communication that merchants, diplomats, and millenarians utilized in order to spread millennial news between these two locations and groups. As such, this study blurs the boundary between the Sabbatian movement and Fifth Monarchy Men by highlighting their interconnections and simultaneously provides insight into early-modern cross-religious interactions and globalization.

Blurring The Boundaries Of Trandition The Transformation And Legitimacy Of The Chieftaincy In South Africa

Author : James Michael Williams
ISBN : 0493463216
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Blurring The Boundaries Between Midwifery And Obstetrics

Author : Jacqueline Davies
ISBN : OCLC:1064411014
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