On the Move

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On the Move

On the Move

Mobility in the Modern Western World

  • Author: Timothy Cresswell
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136083227
  • Category: History
  • Page: 340
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On the Move presents a rich history of one of the key concepts of modern life: mobility. Increasing mobility has been a constant throughout the modern era, evident in mass car ownership, plane travel, and the rise of the Internet. Typically, people have equated increasing mobility with increasing freedom. However, as Cresswell shows, while mobility has certainly increased in modern times, attempts to control and restrict mobility are just as characteristic of modernity. Through a series of fascinating historical episodes Cresswell shows how mobility and its regulation have been central to the experience of modernity.

Discourse on the Move

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Discourse on the Move

Discourse on the Move

Using Corpus Analysis to Describe Discourse Structure

  • Author: Douglas Biber
  • Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
  • ISBN: 9789027223029
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 289
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Discourse on the Move is the first book-length exploration of how corpus-based methods can be used for discourse analysis, applied to the description of discourse organization. The primary goal is to bring these two analytical perspectives together: undertaking a detailed discourse analysis of each individual text, but doing so in terms that can be generalized across all texts of a corpus. The book explores two major approaches to this task: 'top-down' and 'bottom-up'. In the 'top-down' approach, the functional components of a genre are determined first, and then all texts in a corpus are analyzed in terms of those components. In contrast, textual components emerge from the corpus analysis in the bottom-up approach, and the discourse organization of individual texts is then analyzed in terms of linguistically-defined textual categories. Both approaches are illustrated through case studies of discourse structure in particular genres: fund-raising letters, biology/biochemistry research articles, and university classroom teaching.

On the Move

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On the Move

On the Move

The Mobility of Constituents in the English Noun Phrase : a Multi-method Approach

  • Author: Inge de Mönnink
  • Publisher: Rodopi
  • ISBN: 9789042007802
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 188
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This book should be seen mainly as a contribution to the long-standing tradition of English descriptive linguistics. It gives a complete account of the nature and frequency of possible noun phrase (NP) structures in contemporary British English, including the ones that deviate from the prototypical description we find in handbooks of English. The book focuses on those NPs which are characterized by the fact that one or more of the constituents is not in its prototypical position, but has moved. The detailed description of variant NPs is obtained through the careful combination of corpus data and experimental data. The book addresses the question how corpus data can be combined with intuitive data and offers a practical approach to the task: the multi-method approach. In this approach, corpus data are combined with intuitive data obtained from native speakers in an elicitation experiment.

Jews on the Move

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Jews on the Move

Jews on the Move

Implications for Jewish Identity

  • Author: Sidney Goldstein,Alice Goldstein
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 1438404336
  • Category: History
  • Page: 398
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Based on data from the 1990 National Jewish Population Survey, the authors examine the high level of mobility among American Jews and their increasing dispersion throughout the United States, and how this presents new challenges to the national Jewish community.

People on the Move

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People on the Move

People on the Move

Attitudes Toward and Perceptions of Migration in Medieval and Modern Europe

  • Author: Harald Kleinschmidt
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780275974176
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 289
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Describes internal and external migration in Europe and Southeast Asia over a period of 1500 years and analyzes attitudes and perceptions of migrants.

On the Move

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On the Move

On the Move

How and Why Animals Travel in Groups

  • Author: Sue Boinski,Paul A. Garber
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 9780226063393
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 811
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Getting from here to there may be simple for one individual. But as any parent, scout leader, or CEO knows, herding a whole troop in one direction is a lot more complicated. Who leads the group? Who decides where the group will travel, and using what information? How do they accomplish these tasks? On the Move addresses these questions, examining the social, cognitive, and ecological processes that underlie patterns and strategies of group travel. Chapters discuss how factors such as group size, resource distribution and availability, the costs of travel, predation, social cohesion, and cognitive skills affect how individuals as well as social groups exploit their environment. Most chapters focus on field studies of a wide range of human and nonhuman primate groups, from squirrel monkeys to Turkana pastoralists, but chapters covering group travel in hyenas, birds, dolphins, and bees provide a broad taxonomic perspective and offer new insights into comparative questions, such as whether primates are unique in their ability to coordinate group-level activities.

Literature on the Move

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Literature on the Move

Literature on the Move

  • Author: Ottmar Ette
  • Publisher: Rodopi
  • ISBN: 9789042011557
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 316
  • View: 382
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Literature on the Move formulates a new aesthetics for the altered conditions and challenges of the new century. The point of departure for examining a bordercrossing literature on the move is travel literature, from which the view opens up unto other spaces, dimensions and patterns of movement which will shape the literatures of the 21th Century. And these will become - one needs no prophetic gift to see - for a major part literatures with no fixed abode. Signposts of this journey through literature proposed by this book are texts by, among many others, Balzac, Barthes, Baudrillard, Borges, Calvino, Condé, Cohen, Diderot, Goethe, A.v. Humboldt, Kristeva, Reyes, Rodó or Stadler. This book will specially appeal to an audience interested by comparative literature, literary theory, and travel literature and will be of interest to anybody who delights in «literary journeys».

Concepts on the Move

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Concepts on the Move

Concepts on the Move

  • Author: Annette W. Balkema,Henk Slager
  • Publisher: Rodopi
  • ISBN: 9789042012790
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 197
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In order to give an impetus to the production of an apparatus of aesthetic concepts, in line with Deleuze and Guattari's claim to create new concepts for a changing world, this volume publishes statements and discussions of ten Concept on the Move workshops, as well as texts and discussions of the concluding Concept on the Move symposium. The integral outcome of the workshops, the symposium and the discussions does not, however, present some sort of blueprint for the future of visual art and aesthetics. If one wished to designate the Concepts on the Move publication in one notion at all that definitively could only be TOOLKIT. A TOOKIT in the sense of a great collection of ideas, topics, issues, notions, and concepts emerging in the 21st-century world of visual art and theory. They indeed could serve as an impetus for the construction and production of a body of theoretical work fit to understand today's technological, theoretical, and artistic developments in the art world. Are concepts on the move? Yes, they are, and they always will be on the great journey visual art takes them.

Surviving on the Move

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Surviving on the Move

Surviving on the Move

Migration, Poverty and Development in Southern Africa

  • Author: Jonathan Crush,Bruce Frayne
  • Publisher: African Books Collective
  • ISBN: 1920409092
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 242
  • View: 7903
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Since the collapse of apartheid, there have been major increases in migration flows within, to and from the Southern African region. Cross-border movements are at an all-time high across the region and internal migration is at record levels. The implications of greater mobility for areas of origin and destination have not been systematically explored. Migration is most often seen as a negative phenomenon, a result of increased poverty and the failure of development. More recently, the positive relationship between migration and development has been emphasised by agencies such as the Global Commission on International Migration, the Global Forum on Migration and Development, the United Nations Development Programme and the African Union. The chapters in this publication are all based on primary research and examine various facets of the relationship between migration, poverty and development, including issues that are often ignored in the migration-development debate like migration and food security and migration and vulnerability to HIV. The book argues that the development and poverty reduction potential of migration is being hindered by national policies that fail to recognise and build on the positive aspects and potential of migration. As a result, as these studies show, migrants are often pushed to the margins where they are forced to "survive on the move". Their treatment violates labour laws and basic human rights and compromises the potential of migration as a means to create sustainable livelihoods, reduce poverty and food insecurity, mitigate the brain drain and promote the productive use of remittances. This book shows that migrant lives and livelihoods should be at the centre of international and African debates about migration, poverty and development.

On the Move

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On the Move

On the Move

Women and Rural-to-Urban Migration in Contemporary China

  • Author: Arianne M. Gaetano,Tamara Jacka
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231501730
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 368
  • View: 9224
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This book explores the impact of migration on the identities, values, worldviews, and social positions of migrant women in contemporary China based on original fieldwork as well as in-depth research in multiple regions of China.