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Patterns of Social Exclusion in Watershed Development in India

This book explores the exclusion of community groups from the perspective of people’s equal opportunities and equal access to newly generated economic benefits, tracing the factors determining their denial and exclusion. Paying specific attention to watershed development projects, it considers the detailed processes involved in the...

Radical Identity Politics

This book outlines significant traits of radical leftist identity politics. In this type of discourse, arguments are organized around global friend/enemy schemes in ways that are at odds with the right/left matrix of democracy. This is shown by combining discourse analysis of how leftist critics argue in public debates centred on t...

The Peak Time of Entertainment in China

This book is the most detailed study to date on the entertainment system in the Tang Dynasty (618-907AD) of China. It discusses entertainment institutions not only of the local and central governments, but also of city commoners. There are many kinds of performers mentioned in the stories and historical materials of the Tang, which...

A New Approach to Journalism

This ground-breaking textbook finally provides a new approach to journalism. With the Internet and the collapse of traditional journalism created in a pre-social media era, this book presents an alternative through both an empirical and experimental approach. This exciting new model allows a bold new method of connecting with the w...

An Existentialist Theory of the Human Spirit (Volume 1)

This first volume examines how sexual mores and behavior, religious dogma and practice, and artistic creativity and authenticity have influenced, and been influenced by, the existentialist thought of Kierkegaard, Heidegger, Sartre, Nietzsche, Husserl and Buber, and the writings of Camus, Dostoevsky, Beckett, Kafka and Shestov.It co...

An Existentialist Theory of the Human Spirit (Volume 2)

This second volume examines how sexual mores and behavior, religious dogma and practice, and literary creativity and authenticity have influenced and been influenced by the existentialist thought of Kierkegaard, Heidegger, Sartre, Nietzsche, Husserl and Buber, and the writings of Camus, Dostoevsky, Beckett, Shestov, Berdyaev and Ti...

Assisted Death in the Age of Biopolitics and Bioeconomy

This book analyses assisted death in the philosophical context of biopolitics, searching for the form of resistance which would not produce ‘bare life’ and would not exclude marginalized social groups. A great deal of the criticism of euthanasia from pro-life movements associates this term with the Nazi practice of eugenics, and th...

Changing Societies

Putting movement at the center of our political and practical perspectives is to consider several issues related to the movement itself, including questions about the concept of “pure” culture. The migrant—s/he who moves—is seen as an “intruder” and a threat to cultural norms, but other frightening social mutations such as environm...

Cultural Tourism and Heritage in Northern Portugal

This book presents a narrative of both an opportunity and a challenge. The opportunity is to develop routes of cultural tourism in the North of Portugal, while empowering and engaging communities in the protection of their cultural heritage. The challenge is promoting sustainable tourism, with an impact on economic growth, poverty ...

Fitness Philanthropy

This book examines the complex nature of sport, charity and everyday kindness. It traces the growth in popularity of fitness fundraising and explores the ways in which sports-based charity events have become unparalleled philanthropic endeavours that bring together corporate marketing strategies and the agendas of medical research ...

Leadership Coaching, Mentoring, Counselling or Supervision? One Way Is Not Enough

This book outlines a highly practical integrated approach to leader support which has been widely utilised across multiple sectors. In addition to outlining the varied modalities of one-to-one support (counselling, supervision, coaching and mentoring), it challenges the notion that such approaches alone can provide the individual w...

On Noise! Philosophy – Art – Organization

This book explores the obnoxious behavior and movements of noise. However, what is noise? What is it doing to us and to our world? How can we live and move with noise? How do we produce and distribute our own noise? These questions and many more are discussed through a philosophical investigation of noise.Starting off from the stat...
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