Dance, transcending borders


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

Publisher: 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.

Transcending Borders

Abortion in the Past and Present


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

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319483994

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

View: 1694

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.

Transcending Borders

Arabs, Politics, Trade and Islam in Southeast Asia


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

Publisher: Brill Academic Pub

ISBN: 9789067181846

Category: History

Page: 246

View: 1408

"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

International Organizational Behavior

Transcending Borders and Cultures


Author: Dean B. McFarlin,Paul D. Sweeney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415892554

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 450

View: 5476

In today's increasingly diverse, multicultural business world, managers and employees alike need to transcend many borders (literally or figuratively) and grasp a wide variety of cultural nuances on a routine basis. Doing this well requires both a sophisticated understanding of cultural differences as well as a repertoire of skills and management tactics that can be brought to bear to build and maintain a competitive global workforce. International Organizational Behavior focuses on understanding and managing organizational behavior in an international context, providing both the conceptual framework needed for a transcendent understanding of culture along with plenty of practical advice for managing international challenges with organizational behavior.

Transcending Borders

Selected Papers in East Asian Studies


Author: Ikuko Sagiyama,Valentina Pedone

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788864534022

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 148

View: 8590

International Organizational Behavior

Transcending Borders and Cultures


Author: Dean McFarlin,Paul Sweeney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317300637

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 394

View: 907

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


Author: Anthony Tamburri,Fred Gardaphe

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

ISBN: 9781939323064

Category: Education

Page: 168

View: 1297

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.

Romantic Border Crossings


Author: Professor Jeffrey Cass,Professor Larry Peer

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409489531

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 238

View: 9380

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.

Migration und Integration – wissenschaftliche Perspektiven aus Österreich

Jahrbuch 1/2011


Author: Wiebke Sievers,Heinz Fassmann,Julia Dahlvik

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3862349209

Category: History

Page: 330

View: 3231

Als klassische Querschnittsmaterie wird Migration in den unterschiedlichsten Disziplinen erforscht. An interdisziplinärem Austausch mangelt es jedoch. Das Jahrbuch für Migrations- und Integrationsforschung will hier Abhilfe schaffen, indem es regelmäßig die Forschungsfragen und Ergebnisse der österreichischen Migrations- und Integrationsforschung dokumentiert. Die Beiträge im ersten nun vorliegenden Band behandeln neben klassischen Themen wie Asyl, Staatsbürgerschaft und Diskriminierung auch neuere Aspekte wie den europäischen Pflegearbeitsmarkt, die Aufenthaltsehe oder die Bedeutung von Migration für Medien und Kunst. Dabei wird neueren theoretischen und methodologischen Ansätzen genauso Raum gegeben wie der Frage, wie sich die Forschungserkenntnisse in die Praxis einbringen lassen. Das Jahrbuch richtet sich insbesondere an die deutschsprachige Forschungsgemeinschaft, darüber hinaus aber auch an ein breiteres Publikum, das an neuen Zugängen zu migrationsbezogenen Fragen interessiert ist.

State of Ambiguity

Civic Life and Culture in Cuba’s First Republic


Author: Steven Palmer,José Antonio Piqueras,Amparo Sánchez Cobos

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822376849

Category: History

Page: 376

View: 9754

Cuba's first republican era (1902–1959) is principally understood in terms of its failures and discontinuities, typically depicted as an illegitimate period in the nation's history, its first three decades and the overthrow of Machado at best a prologue to the "real" revolution of 1959. State of Ambiguity brings together scholars from North America, Cuba, and Spain to challenge this narrative, presenting republican Cuba instead as a time of meaningful engagement—socially, politically, and symbolically. Addressing a wide range of topics—civic clubs and folkloric societies, science, public health and agrarian policies, popular culture, national memory, and the intersection of race and labor—the contributors explore how a broad spectrum of Cubans embraced a political and civic culture of national self-realization. Together, the essays in State of Ambiguity recast the first republic as a time of deep continuity in processes of liberal state- and nation-building that were periodically disrupted—but also reinvigorated—by foreign intervention and profound uncertainty. Contributors. Imilcy Balboa Navarro, Alejandra Bronfman, Maikel Fariñas Borrego, Reinaldo Funes Monzote, Marial Iglesias Utset, Steven Palmer, José Antonio Piqueras Arenas, Ricardo Quiza Moreno, Amparo Sánchez Cobos, Rebecca J. Scott, Robert Whitney

The Globalization of Contentious Politics

The Amazonian Indigenous Rights Movement


Author: Pamela Martin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317794001

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 180

View: 8694

This dissertation argues that Amazonian indigenous peoples organized via transnational networks due to the domestic blockages presented to them in their respective countires. Due to these blockages and the growing number of transnational political opportunity structures, such as national and international non-govermental organizations, multi-lateral development banks, and multinational corporation, indigenous peoples mobilized through transnational advocacy networks and eventually formed transnational social movement organizations. Through a comparative-historical analysis of five Ecuadorian Amazonian indigenous organizations, this work illustrates the processes of transnational collective action and its outcomes.

Asian American Religions

The Making and Remaking of Borders and Boundaries


Author: Tony Carnes,Fenggang Yang

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814772706

Category: Religion

Page: 399

View: 3250

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.

A Companion to Border Studies


Author: Thomas M. Wilson,Hastings Donnan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118255259

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

View: 9952

A Companion to Border Studies introduces an excitingand expanding field of interdisciplinary research, through thewriting of an international array of scholars, from diverseperspectives that include anthropology, development studies,geography, history, political science and sociology. Explores how nations and cultural identities are beingtransformed by their dynamic, shifting borders where mobility issometimes facilitated, other times impeded or prevented Offers an array of international views which together form anauthoritative guide for students, instructors and researchers Reflects recent significant growth in the importance ofunderstanding the distinctive characteristics of borders andfrontiers, including cross-border cooperation, security andcontrols, migration and population displacements, hybridity, andtransnationalism

Citizens and borderwork in contemporary Europe


Author: Chris Rumford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317968123

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 170

View: 4181

The extent to which ordinary people can construct, shift, and dismantle borders is seriously neglected in the existing literature. The book explores the ability of citizens to participate in the making of borders, and the empowerment that can result from this bordering and debordering activity. ‘Borderwork’ is the name given to the ways in which ordinary people can make and unmake borders. Borderwork is no longer only the business of nation-states, it is also the business of citizens (and indeed non-citizens). This study of ‘borderwork’ extends the recent interest in forms of bordering which do not necessarily occur at the state’s external borders. However, the changing nature of borders cannot be reduced to a shift from the edges to the interior of a polity. To date little research has been conducted on the role of ordinary people in envisioning, constructing, maintaining, shifting, and erasing borders; creating borders which facilitate mobility for some while creating barriers to mobility for others; appropriating the political resources which bordering offers; contesting the legitimacy of or undermining the borders imposed by others. This book makes an original contribution to the literature and stands to set the agenda for a new dimension of border studies. This book was published as a special issue of Space and Polity.

The Longest Journey

Southeast Asians and the Pilgrimage to Mecca


Author: Eric Tagliacozzo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199989710

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 3608

The pilgrimage to Mecca, or Hajj, has been a yearly phenomenon of great importance in Muslim lands for well over one thousand years. Each year, millions of pilgrims from throughout the Dar al-Islam, or Islamic world, stretching from Morocco east to Indonesia, make the trip to Mecca as one of the five pillars of their faith. By the end of the nineteenth century, and the beginning of the twentieth, fully half of all pilgrims making the journey in any given year could come from Southeast Asia. The Longest Journey, spanning eleven modern nation-states and seven centuries, is the first book to offer a history of the Hajj from one of Islam's largest and most important regions.

Transatlantic Feminisms

Women and Gender Studies in Africa and the Diaspora


Author: Cheryl R. Rodriguez,Dzodzi Tsikata,Akosua Adomako Ampofo

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498507174

Category: History

Page: 378

View: 1540

Transatlantic Feminisms examines the gendered complexities of African and African diaspora worlds. This book includes striking accounts of women’s strategies to challenge, circumvent, or manage threats to their survival from such forces as patriarchal political regimes, militarism and violence, migration, displacement, and unrelenting poverty.

Religious Internationals in the Modern World

Globalization and Faith Communities since 1750


Author: A. Green,V. Viaene

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137031719

Category: Religion

Page: 383

View: 1080

Tracing the emergence of 'Religious Internationals' as a distinctive new phenomenon in world history, this book transforms our understanding of the role of religion in our modern world. Through in-depth studies comparing the experiences of Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Jews and Muslims, leading experts shed new light on 'global civil society'.

Global Learning and Education

An introduction


Author: Andrew Peterson,Paul Warwick

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317594592

Category: Education

Page: 170

View: 9831

What is globalisation? How are its effects felt by different people across the world? How can we help young people flourish in a world characterised by globalisation? Conflict, poverty, breaches of human rights, and environmental sustainability are everyday issues for global citizens today, old and young. Global Learning and Education presents a detailed and challenging introduction to a central concern facing education systems and curricula around the world: How young people understand and experience globalisation and how meaningful global learning can be developed. Encouraging a critical and reflective approach in order to advance understanding of a range of theoretical and practical factors, it considers the meaning and definitions of globalisation, global citizenship and global education. Global Learning and Education explores key issues including interconnectedness and interdependency, cultural diversity, social justice and sustainable development. It considers how global learning should and can imbue all aspects of education, within curriculum subjects, through project based learning, and through extra-curricular activities that help students participate and engage in global issues. It argues the importance of the mission and ethos of a school itself, of shaping global learning for different educational contexts, and of ensuring teaching and learning meets the needs of individual learners. Global Learning and Education is a comprehensive, thought-provoking - sometimes contentious - introduction for educationalists concerned with what globalisation means for our young people. Illustrated throughout with case studies that seek to inspire creativity and hope, and including questions and suggested reading for further investigation, it is essential reading for all those involved in the teaching and learning of young people, as well as those studying this vital topic on Education Studies and Masters level courses.

Nonprofits and Their Networks

Cleaning the Waters Along Mexico's Northern Border


Author: Daniel M. Sabet

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816526185

Category: Social Science

Page: 292

View: 9162

"Finding that these organizations do have a positive impact, Daniel Sabet seeks to understand how autonomous nonprofit organizations have emerged and developed along the border. He employs data from more than 250 interviews with members of civil society organizations and public officials, surveys of neighborhood association leaders, observations at public meetings, and many secondary sources. His research compares the experiences of third-sector organizations in four prominent Mexican border cities: Tijuana, Nogales, Ciudad Juarez, and Nuevo Laredo.".