Focus on Nigeria

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Author: Nicola Barber,Ali Brownlie Bojang

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 9780836862201

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Examines the geography, history, politics, economy, and culture of Nigeria, discussing topics including colonialism, human rights violations, and oil dependency.

Bringing the World into Focus

The Story of Vosh (Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity)

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Author: Michel Listenberger OD FVI

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1524672254

Category: History

Page: 282

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This is a story of struggle and triumph as visionaries overcome barriers to bring sight to others who cannot see. The joys and tears of volunteers are shared in stories of what drives their passions toward a life-changing causegiving the gift of sight. Bringing the World into Focus is about Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity from its beginnings in Kansas when two pilots flew their private planes to Mexico to its global outreach today of eighty-one chapters and five thousand members, providing eye care around the world.

Society in Focus

An Introduction to Sociology

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Author: William E. Thompson,Joseph V. Hickey,Mica L. Thompson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442255986

Category: Social Science

Page: 656

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Examining the role of mass media and information technology in contemporary society, Society In Focus, Eighth Edition, emphasizes the increasing diversity and globalization of societies everywhere. It is designed to help students think clearly and critically about sociological issues, concepts, and methods. Questioning is at the heart of this approach, and as students read this book they are encouraged to become part of the sociological enterprise—rather than remain passive observers. Every element of the text is designed to challenge students to evaluate social issues and, guided by the sociological imagination, to clearly formulate their own positions. By asking questions that demand sociological and creative thought, students are reminded that their conclusions and decisions, as well as their non-decisions and inaction, may have important social consequences. New to this edition: • New coauthor Mica Thompson, an experienced teacher of introduction to sociology, brings a fresh new perspective as well as a wide array of different life experiences to this edition of Society in Focus. • An expanded critical analysis in Chapter 1 introduces all forms of media and technology, and every chapter examines an aspect of their powerful social influence. • Chapters 9, 16, and 17 have been updated to include the most recent worldwide financial and economic developments, to help explain globalization and cultural diversity. • Expanded application of feminist theory in every chapter to help students recognize the importance of gender diversity and the contributions of that theoretical perspective in sociology. • Updated and brand new boxes throughout encourage students to take a closer look at society and selected social issues.

Religions in Focus

New Approaches to Tradition and Contemporary Practices

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Author: Graham Harvey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134936907

Category: Religion

Page: 352

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"Religions in Focus" engages with the religious lives of members of some of the most significant religions today. It presents religions as contemporary ways of life that motivate and inspire people. Because religious people refer to sacred texts, honour the founders of their religions, learn from elders, or mould their lives according to authoritative teachings, "Religions in Focus" explains the relationship between tradition and contemporary practice. It offers an introduction to religions that is rooted in the best scholarship of the Study of Religions and provides a secure foundation for further study.A team of Religious Studies scholars from many countries, all skilled communicators about the contemporary religions with which they are thoroughly familiar, introduce what it means to live as a religious person today. They insist that however old or young these religions may be, what is most interesting is the ways in which people express them today. This is not a history of religions but an insightful introduction to living religions. A guide to further study and a companion website will point to ways of building on knowledge gained in studying this book, and applying skills developed in studying people's religious lives.

Konzentriert arbeiten

Regeln für eine Welt voller Ablenkungen

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Author: Cal Newport

Publisher: Redline Wirtschaft

ISBN: 3864149355

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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Ständige Ablenkung ist heute das Hindernis Nummer eins für ein effizienteres Arbeiten. Sei es aufgrund lauter Großraumbüros, vieler paralleler Kommunikationskanäle, dauerhaftem Online-Sein oder der Schwierigkeit zu entscheiden, was davon nun unsere Aufmerksamkeit am meisten benötigt. Sich ganz auf eine Sache konzentrieren zu können wird damit zu einer raren, aber wertvollen und entscheidenden Fähigkeit im Arbeitsalltag. Cal Newport prägte hierfür den Begriff "Deep Work", der einen Zustand völlig konzentrierter und fokussierter Arbeit beschreibt, und begann die Regeln und Denkweisen zu erforschen, die solch fokussiertes Arbeiten fördern. Mit seiner Deep-Work-Methode verrät Newport, wie man sich systematisch darauf trainiert, zu fokussieren, und wie wir unser Arbeitsleben nach den Regeln der Deep-Work-Methode neu organisieren können. Wer in unserer schnelllebigen und sprunghaften Zeit nicht untergehen will, für den ist dieses Konzept unerlässlich. Kurz gesagt: Die Entscheidung für Deep Work ist eine der besten, die man in einer Welt voller Ablenkungen treffen kann.

Harmonious World and China's New Foreign Policy

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Author: Sujian Guo,Jean-Marc F. Blanchard

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739126040

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

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The concept of 'harmonious world' has become the basis for the new principles and goals of Chinese foreign policy under the fourth generation leadership. The question remains, however, about the exact meanings of these principles and slogans, and their implications for Chinese foreign policy. This is the first edited volume that attempts to address this significant question, and its insightful contributions elucidates new dimensions of Chinese foreign policy and their implications for China's relations with the world.

Focus on Nigeria

Literature and Culture

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Author: Gordon Collier

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9401208476

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 498

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This issue of Matatu offers cutting-edge studies of contemporary Nigerian literature, a selection of short fiction and poetry, and a range of essays on various themes of political, artistic, socio-linguistic, and sociological interest. Contributions on theatre focus on the fool as dramatic character and on the feminist theatre of exclusion (Tracie Uto-Ezeajugh). Several essays examine the poetry of Hope Eghagha and the Delta writer Tanure Ojaide. Studies of the prose fiction of Chinua Achebe, Tayo Olafioye, Uwem Akpan, and Chimamanda Adichie are complemented by a searching exposé of the exploitation of Ayi Kwei Armah on the part of the metropolitan publishing world and by a recent interview with the poet Jumoko Verissimo. Traditional culture is considered in articles on historical sites in Ile-Ife, witchcraft in Etsako warfare, and the Awonmili women’s collective in Awka. Linguistically oriented studies consider political speeches, drug advertising, and Yoruba anthroponyms. Performance-focused essays focus on Emirate court spectacle (durbar), Yoruba drum poetry in contemporary media, gospel music, indigenization and islamization of military music, and the role of the filmmaker. Contributions of broader relevance deal with Islamic components of Nigerian culture, the decline of the educational system, and the socio-economic impact of acquisitive culture.

Nigeria

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Author: Toyin Falola,Olusegun Obasa,Bukola Adeyemi Oyeniyi

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598849684

Category: History

Page: 412

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Written by leading experts in African studies, this broad introduction to Nigeria follows the history of the republic from the early period to the present day.

Focus on World History: The Twentieth Century

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Author: Kathy Sammis

Publisher: Walch Publishing

ISBN: 9780825143717

Category: Education

Page: 152

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Offers activities to students that describe the major themes in world history during the twentieth century, including the struggles of nation-building among the countries that won independence and the growth of global communication.

Focus on Politics and Economics of Russia and Eastern Europe

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Author: Ulric R. Nichol

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781600213175

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 309

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The area of Russia, Central and Eastern Europe is an area of massive economic and political upheaval. Russia has transformed itself into a rich energy producing country with no republics or satellites to provide free energy for. The former republics and satellites are saddled buying energy at market prices with emigration problems and elections.

Hajj in Focus

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Author: Zafarul-Islam Khan,Yaqub Zaki

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Muslim pilgrims and pilgrimages

Page: 192

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In focus

a profile of illustrious sons and daughters of Ugep

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Author: Vincent Ikoi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ugep (Nigeria)

Page: N.A

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The Christian Path in a Pluralistic World and the Study of Spirituality

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Author: Diana L. Villegas

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739168134

Category: Religion

Page: 140

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Based on exploration of boundaries between spirituality and religion this text argues that theological study of spirituality is important for interpretation of the Christian path in a pluralistic world. As a text for the study of Christian spirituality it explores a number of topics as context for the main argument. These include relevant sociological studies, post modern culture, contemporary study of Christian spirituality, and a brief history of the relationship between theology and spirituality.

The World of Crime

Breaking the Silence on Problems of Security, Justice and Development Across the World

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Author: Jan Van Dijk

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412956781

Category: Social Science

Page: 435

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"The book is an important text for undergraduate courses with a comparative focus such as Comparative Criminal Justice, Introduction to Criminology, and Introduction to Criminal Justice in departments of criminology, criminal justice, and sociology."--BOOK JACKET.

Religion in a world of change

African ancestral religion, Islam, and Christianity; International symposium, Owerri, 8th-12th October, 2002

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Author: Whelan Research Academy for Religion, Culture and Society,Whelan Research Academy for Religion, Culture, and Society,Institute of Missiology (Aachen, Germany)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Africa, Sub-Saharan

Page: 340

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The Amazing World of Englishes

A Practical Introduction

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Author: Peter Siemund,Julia Davydova,Georg Maier

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110266466

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 289

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This textbook invites you on a trip around the globe, uncovering layer by layer the complex, yet intriguing facets of English spoken world-wide. The busy streets of London, the scorched vistas of Australia, the colourful and noisy landscapes of New Delhi – English can be heard everywhere. But what are the specific features of these Englishes? What cultural and sociolinguistic realities underlie their use? This textbook brings this exciting and ever-changing world of Englishes right to your door!