Transcending Borders

Abortion in the Past and Present

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Author: Shannon Stettner,Katrina Ackerman,Kristin Burnett,Travis Hay

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319483994

Category: Social Science

Page: 346

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This multidisciplinary volume investigates different abortion and reproductive practices across time, space, geography, national boundaries, and cultures. The authors specialize in the reproductive politics of Australia, Bolivia, Cameroon, France, ‘German East Africa,’ Ireland, Japan, Sweden, South Africa, the United States, and Zanzibar, with historical focuses on the pre-modern era, nineteenth and twentieth centuries, as well as the present day. This timely work complicates the many histories and ongoing politics of abortion by exploring the conditions in which women have been forced to make these life-altering decisions.

Dance, transcending borders

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Author: World Dance Alliance. Asia Pacific Center. Research and Documentation Network

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 268

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Contributed articles written under a project of the Research and Documentation Network of the World Dance Alliance-Asia Pacific during its global summit in 2006 in Toronto.

International Organizational Behavior

Transcending Borders and Cultures

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Author: Dean McFarlin,Paul Sweeney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317300637

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 394

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This book focuses on understanding and managing organizational behavior in an international context, considering the conceptual framework of culture and offering practical advice for navigating cultures in the workplace. Readers will gain new tools to interpret behavior, helping them to manage international challenges effectively. The authors outline the critical management and adaptation skills necessary to develop within a globalized organization, teaching the reader how to recruit, coordinate, and evaluate an international team. Updated "Culture Clash" and "Global Innovations" boxes provide important insights into identifying a core set of values to "customize" management techniques across cultures, focusing particularly on growing countries like India and China. The new edition features a more streamlined chapter structure, updated discussion questions, and new end-of-chapter cases with self-scoring quizzes for further development. International Organizational Behavior will prove a valuable resource for any student of organizational behavior, international management, and international business. A companion website provides additional support for instructors, featuring an instructor’s manual, test bank, and PowerPoint slides.

Transcending Borders

Arabs, Politics, Trade and Islam in Southeast Asia

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Author: Huub de Jonge,N. J. G. Kaptein

Publisher: Brill Academic Pub

ISBN: 9789067181846

Category: History

Page: 246

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"Arab immigrants to Southeast Asia and their descendants have not received much attention in comparison with immigrants from other parts of the world, such as the Chinese, Indians and Europeans. Numerically the Arabs, as they are called up till now, have always paled into insignificance besides other foreign minorities, in particular in the colonial period. Even today their presence is hardly noticed. Yet, they have exercised a great influence on economic, political, social and religious developments in the region for centuries." "This book contains ten articles from the perspective of various disciplines: history, sociology, anthropology and Islamology. These essays discuss the interrelationships within the various Arab communities, as well as between these communities and society at large, in the fields of politics, trade and Islam."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Transcending Borders

Selected Papers in East Asian Studies

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Author: Ikuko Sagiyama,Valentina Pedone

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788864534022

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 148

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Transcending Borders, Bridging Gaps: Italian Americana, Diasporic Studies, and the University Curriculum

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Author: Anthony Tamburri,Fred Gardaphe

Publisher: John D. Calandra Italian American Institute Queens College C

ISBN: 9781939323064

Category: Education

Page: 168

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This volume includes essays-from the Italian American Studies Network 2014 Conference-by Mary Jo Bona, Leonardo Buonomo, Marina Camboni, Ottorino Cappelli, Margherita Ganeri, Fred Gardaphe, Paul Giordano, Donatella Izzo, Djelal Kadir, Cristina Lombardi-Diop, Giorgio Mariani, Graziella Parati, Joseph Sciorra, Anthony Julian Tamburri, Maddalena Tirabassi, and Robert Viscusi.

Transcending the Borders of Countries, Languages, and Disciplines in Russian Emigrè Culture

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Author: Roland Marti,Ada Raev

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527505353

Category: Russia

Page: 405

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The political changes at the end of the last century in the Soviet Union, and later the Russian Federation, had deep-reaching repercussions on the interpretation of Russian culture in the time of division between "Russia Abroad" and "Russia at Home". Ever since, scholars have tried to understand and to describe the interrelationship between the two Russias. In spite of intensive research, numerous conferences and publications, there are still many discoveries to be made and a number of questions to be answered.This volume presents a selection of articles based on papers presented at an international conference on Russian �migr� culture that was held at Saarland University, Germany, in 2015. The essays assembled here offer new insights into aspects of Russian �migr� culture already known to scholarship, but also to explore new facets of it. As such, it is not the well-known centres and leading figures of Russian emigration that are highlighted; instead the authors give prominence to places of seemingly secondary importance such as Prague, Istanbul or India and to such lesser-known aspects as collections and collectors of Russian �migr� art and the impact of cultural activities of the Russian emigration on the culture of the respective host countries.

Romantic Border Crossings

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Author: Professor Jeffrey Cass,Professor Larry Peer

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409489531

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 238

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Romantic Border Crossings participates in the important movement towards 'otherness' in Romanticism, by uncovering the intellectual and disciplinary anxieties that surround comparative studies of British, American, and European literature and culture. As this diverse group of essays demonstrates, we can now speak of a global Romanticism that encompasses emerging critical categories such as Romantic pedagogy, transatlantic studies, and transnationalism, with the result that 'new' works by writers marginalized by class, gender, race, or geography are invited into the canon at the same time that fresh readings of traditional texts emerge. Exemplifying these developments, the authors and topics examined include Elizabeth Inchbald, Lord Byron, Gérard de Nerval, English Jacobinism, Goethe, the Gothic, Orientalism, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, Anglo-American conflicts, manifest destiny, and teaching romanticism. The collection constitutes a powerful rethinking of the divisions that continue to haunt Romantic studies.

Romantic Border Crossings

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Author: Professor Jeffrey Cass,Professor Larry Peer

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409489531

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 238

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Romantic Border Crossings participates in the important movement towards 'otherness' in Romanticism, by uncovering the intellectual and disciplinary anxieties that surround comparative studies of British, American, and European literature and culture. As this diverse group of essays demonstrates, we can now speak of a global Romanticism that encompasses emerging critical categories such as Romantic pedagogy, transatlantic studies, and transnationalism, with the result that 'new' works by writers marginalized by class, gender, race, or geography are invited into the canon at the same time that fresh readings of traditional texts emerge. Exemplifying these developments, the authors and topics examined include Elizabeth Inchbald, Lord Byron, Gérard de Nerval, English Jacobinism, Goethe, the Gothic, Orientalism, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, Anglo-American conflicts, manifest destiny, and teaching romanticism. The collection constitutes a powerful rethinking of the divisions that continue to haunt Romantic studies.

Challenged Borderlands

Transcending Political and Cultural Boundaries

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Author: Vera Pavlakovich-Kochi,Barbara J. Morehouse

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351952846

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

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In the early 1990s, borders within Europe and between the United States and Mexico began to open. The increasing flow of goods, capital, ideas and people across boundaries promised to reduce physical and cognitive distances. Simultaneously, challenges to identity have arisen within and between the European nation-states, driven not only by internal cultural and political dynamics, but also by processes of globalization. Concurrently, the US-Mexican border emerged in public consciousness as a location of new opportunities, largely due to public perception of the benefits of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). This book explores some of the contradictory, yet simultaneous, processes affecting border regions. A team of leading scientists offers a wide range of perspectives on global, national, regional and local processes, and provides a useful matrix for understanding their complex, multilayered implications. Key concepts such as globalization, borders and identities are illustrated through local and regional case studies.

The Routledge Research Companion to Border Studies

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Author: Doris Wastl-Walter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317043987

Category: Social Science

Page: 728

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Throughout history, the functions and roles of borders have been continuously changing. They can only be understood in their context, shaped as they are by history, politics and power, as well as cultural and social issues. Borders are therefore complex spatial and social phenomena which are not static or invariable, but which are instead highly dynamic. This comprehensive volume brings together a multidisciplinary team of leading scholars to provide an authoritative, state-of-the-art review of all aspects of borders and border research. It is truly global in scope and, besides embracing the more traditional strands of the field including geopolitics, migration and territorial identities, it also takes in recently emerging topics such as the role of borders in a seemingly borderless world; creating neighbourhoods, and border enforcement in the post-9/11 era.

Beyond Borders

Stories of Yunnanese Chinese Migrants of Burma

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Author: Wen-Chin Chang

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801454506

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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The Yunnanese from southwestern China have for millennia traded throughout upland Southeast Asia. Burma in particular has served as a "back door" to Yunnan, providing a sanctuary for political refugees and economic opportunities for trade explorers. Since the Chinese Communist takeover in 1949 and subsequent political upheavals in China, an unprecedented number of Yunnanese refugees have fled to Burma. Through a personal narrative approach, Beyond Borders is the first ethnography to focus on the migration history and transnational trading experiences of contemporary Yunnanese Chinese migrants (composed of both Yunnanese Han and Muslims) who reside in Burma and those who have moved from Burma and resettled in Thailand, Taiwan, and China. Since the 1960s, Yunnanese Chinese migrants of Burma have dominated the transnational trade in opium, jade, and daily consumption goods. Wen-Chin Chang writes with deep knowledge of this trade's organization from the 1960s of mule-driven caravans to the use of modern transportation, and she reconstructs trading routes while examining embedded sociocultural meanings. These Yunnanese migrants’ mobility attests to the prevalence of travel not only by the privileged but also by different kinds of people. Their narratives disclose individual life processes as well as networks of connections, modes of transportation, and differences between the experiences of men and women. Through traveling they have carried on the mobile livelihoods of their predecessors, expanding overland trade beyond its historical borderlands between Yunnan and upland Southeast Asia to journeys further afield by land, sea, and air.

Muslim Ethiopia

The Christian Legacy, Identity Politics, and Islamic Reformism

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Author: Terje Østebø

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137322098

Category: Social Science

Page: 267

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Drawing on international and multidisciplinary expertise, this pioneering edited collection analyzing Islam in contemporary Ethiopia challenges the popular notion of a 'Christian Ethiopia' imagined as the century-old, never colonized Abyssinia, isolated in the highlands and dominated by Orthodox Christianity.

Borders in the Baltic Sea Region

Suturing the Ruptures

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Author: Andrey Makarychev,Alexandra Yatsyk

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1352000148

Category: Political Science

Page: 271

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This book focuses on the recent political trajectories within the Baltic Sea Region from one of the success stories of regionalism in Europe to a potential area of military confrontation between Russia and NATO. The authors closely examine the following issues: new security challenges for the region stemming from Russia’s staunch anti-EU and anti-NATO polices, institutions and practices of multi-level governance in the region, and different cultural strategies that regional actors employ. The common threads of this innovative volume are issues of changing borders and boundaries in the region, and logics of inclusion and exclusion that shape its political contours. From diverse disciplinary and methodological positions the authors explain policies of specific Baltic Sea states, as well as structural matters that make them a region.

Occupational Therapies without Borders - Volume 2 E-Book

Towards an ecology of occupation-based practices

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Author: Frank Kronenberg,Nick Pollard,Dikaios Sakellariou

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702049115

Category: Medical

Page: 432

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The companion text to Occupational Therapy without Borders - Volume 1: learning from the spirit of survivors! In this landmark text writers from around the world discuss a plurality of occupation-based approaches that explicitly acknowledge the full potential of the art and science of occupational therapy. The profession is presented as a political possibilities-based practice, concerned with what matters most to people in real life contexts, generating practice-based evidence to complement evidence-based practice. As these writers demonstrate, occupational therapies are far more than, as some critical views have suggested, a monoculture of practice rooted in Western modernity. Nobel Peace Laureate Desmond Tutu captures the ethos of this book, which essentially calls for engagements in the service of a purpose that is larger than the advancement of our profession's interests: "Your particular approach to advancing our wellbeing and health strikes me as both unique and easily taken for granted. Whilst you value and work with medical understandings, your main aim seems to go beyond these. You seem to enable people to appreciate more consciously how what we do to and with ourselves and others on a daily basis impacts on our individual and collective wellbeing. As occupational therapists you have a significant contribution to make [.] allowing people from all walks of life to contribute meaningfully to the wellbeing of others." Links philosophy with practical examples of engaging people in ordinary occupations of daily life as a means of enabling them to transform their own lives Includes contributions from worldwide leaders in occupational therapy research and practice Describes concrete initiatives in under-served and neglected populations Looks at social and political mechanisms that influence people’s access to useful and meaningful occupation Chapters increase diversity of contributions – geographically, culturally and politically Emphasis on practice, education and research maintains academic credibility A glossary and practical examples in nearly every chapter make text more accessible to students

Transcending Boundaries

Zhejiangcun : the Story of a Migrant Village in Beijing

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Author: Biao Xiang

Publisher: Brill Academic Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 198

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Based on the author's own six years' fieldwork, this book looks at critical features of China's current social change, recounting how, against the odds, a group of migrants created their own major community outside of the State system and looking at that communities' interaction with the State.

A Companion to Border Studies

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Author: Thomas M. Wilson,Hastings Donnan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118255259

Category: Social Science

Page: 636

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A Companion to Border Studies introduces an exciting and expanding field of interdisciplinary research, through the writing of an international array of scholars, from diverse perspectives that include anthropology, development studies, geography, history, political science and sociology. Explores how nations and cultural identities are being transformed by their dynamic, shifting borders where mobility is sometimes facilitated, other times impeded or prevented Offers an array of international views which together form an authoritative guide for students, instructors and researchers Reflects recent significant growth in the importance of understanding the distinctive characteristics of borders and frontiers, including cross-border cooperation, security and controls, migration and population displacements, hybridity, and transnationalism

When Men Dance

Choreographing Masculinities Across Borders

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Author: Jennifer Fisher,Anthony Shay

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199888981

Category: Music

Page: 432

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When Men Dance explores the intersection of dance and perceptions of male gender and sexuality across history and different cultural contexts. Chapters tackle the history and dilemmas that revolve around dance and notions of masculinity from a variety of dance studies perspectives, and are accompanied by fascinating personal histories that complement their themes.

Asian American Religions

The Making and Remaking of Borders and Boundaries

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Author: Tony Carnes,Fenggang Yang

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814772706

Category: Religion

Page: 399

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Asian American Religions brings together some of the most current research on Asian American religions from a social science perspective. The volume focuses on religion in Asian American communities in New York, Houston, Los Angeles, and the Silicon Valley/Bay Area, and it includes a current demographic overview of the various Asian populations across the United States. It also provides information on current trends, such as that Filipino and Korean Americans are the most religiously observant people in America, that over 60 percent of Asian Americans who have a religious identification are Christian, and that one-third of Muslims in the United States are Asian Americans. Rather than organizing the book around particular ethnic groups or religions, Asian American Religions centers on thematic issues, like symbols and rituals, political boundaries, and generation gaps, in order to highlight the role of Asian American religions in negotiating, accepting, redefining, changing, and creating boundaries in the communities' social life.