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Advising in austerity: Reflections on challenging times for advice agencies

ISBN: 9781447334156 Year: Pages: 136 Language: English
Publisher: Policy Press
Subject: Political Science --- Social Sciences
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Available Open Access under CC-BY-NC licence. In a world dominated by austerity politics and policies, Advising in austerity provides a lively and thought-provoking account of the conditions, consequences and challenges of advice work in the UK, presenting a rare and rich view of the world of advice giving. Based on original research it examines how advisors negotiate the private troubles of those who come to Citizens Advice Bureaux (CAB) and construct ways forward. Exploring how advisors are trained, the strong contributor team reflect on the challenges facing Citizens Advice Bureaux in the future, where austerity will ensure that the need for advice services increase, while funding for such services declines.

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Citizens Advice --- austerity --- citizens --- debt --- law

Open Access e scienze umane

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ISBN: 9788867055326 Year: Pages: 110 Language: Italian
Publisher: Ledizioni - LediPublishing
Subject: Social Sciences
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«Sono sicuro che, 3000 anni fa, molte persone criticavano il papiro e rimpiangevano l’antico supporto in pietra: sono sereno sull’avvenire del libro e sulla sua digitalizzazione». Così lo scrittore statunitense R. Banks rende misura del cambio progressivo e sofferto degli strumenti di conoscenza: l’affiancamento dei documenti digitali alle pubblicazioni cartacee è stato rapidamente percepito anche dal variegato mondo universitario, lasciando tuttavia non pochi dubbi agli utenti che in esso vi operano.Di che cosa si parla quando si menziona l’Open Access?Come e con che costi possono circolare i testi?Come questi vengono percepiti da chi li gestisce, da chi li distribuisce e da chi li legge?I contributi di questa miscellanea, rivolti soprattutto al pubblico di fruitori delle riviste umanistiche, forniscono alcune risposte a tali domande. Si dispongono in un ampio ventaglio di riflessioni, di diverso tenore e argomento, per discutere di uno strumento di pubblicazione innovativo e sempre più diffuso, ma ancora in via di definizione ed accettazione.

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Childhood in the Late Ottoman Empire and After

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Book Series: The Ottoman Empire and its Heritage ISSN: 13806076 ISBN: 9789004293120 9789004305809 Year: Volume: 59 Pages: 304 Language: English
Publisher: Brill
Subject: History
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This title, in its entirety, is available online in Open Access. This volume explores the ways childhood was experienced, lived and remembered in the late Ottoman Empire and its successor states in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries when rapid change placed unprecedented demands on the young.

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History

Performances of Peace: Utrecht 1713

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ISBN: 9789004304772 9789004304789 Year: Pages: 304 Language: English
Publisher: Brill
Subject: History
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Performances of Peace: Utrecht 1713 aims to rethink the significance of the Peace of Utrecht (1713) by exploring the nexus between culture and politics. This book is available in Open Access.

Public Justice and the Criminal Trial in Late Medieval Italy

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Book Series: Medieval Law and Its Practice ISSN: 18738176 ISBN: 9789004311350 Year: Volume: 20 Pages: 231 Language: English
Publisher: Brill
Subject: History
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This book examines the administration of justice in the small northern Italian town of Reggio Emilia at the end of the fourteenth century. Through an examination of material from the judicial archives from the period 1371-1409, this study investigates the development of public justice, inquisition procedure, and dispute resolution in late medieval Reggio Emilia, also incorporating comparative material, especially archival material from Bologna at the end of the fourteenth century. This study seeks to add to the discussion on dispute resolution and court processes in late medieval Europe, moving the discussion outside the major urban centers of late medieval Italy to the periphery of urban life.This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world through Knowledge Unlatched.

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Cold War Anthropology

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ISBN: 9780822374381 Year: Pages: 472 Language: English
Publisher: Duke University Press
Subject: Ethnology
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In a wide-ranging and in-depth study of the recent history of anthropology, David Price offers a provocative account of the ways anthropology has been influenced by U.S. imperial projects around the world, and by CIA funding in particular. DUAL USE ANTHROPOLOGY is the third in Price’s trilogy on the history of the discipline of anthropology and its tangled relationship with the American military complex. He argues that anthropologists’ interactions with Cold War military and intelligence agencies shaped mid-century American anthropology and that governmental and private funding of anthropological research programs connected witting and unwitting anthropologists with research of interest to military and intelligence agencies. Price gives careful accounts of CIA interactions with the American Anthropological Association (AAA), the development of post-war area studies programs, and new governmental funding programs articulated with Cold War projects. During the late 1960s and early 1970s, American anthropologists became increasingly critical of anthropologists’ collaborations with military and intelligence agencies, particularly when these interactions contributed to counterinsurgency projects. Awareness of these uses of anthropology led to several public clashes within the AAA, and to the development of the Association’s first ethics code. Price compares this history of anthropological knowledge being used by military and intelligence agencies during the Cold War to post-9/11 projects.This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world through Knowledge Unlatched.

Making Refuge

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Book Series: Global Insecurities ISBN: 9780822374725 Year: Pages: 376 Language: English
Publisher: Duke University Press
Subject: Ethnology
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How do people whose entire way of life has been destroyed and who witnessed horrible abuses against loved ones construct a new future? How do people who have survived the ravages of war and displacement rebuild their lives in a new country when their world has totally changed? In Making Refuge Catherine Besteman follows the trajectory of Somali Bantus from their homes in Somalia before the onset in 1991 of Somalia’s civil war, to their displacement to Kenyan refugee camps, to their relocation in cities across the United States, to their settlement in the struggling former mill town of Lewiston, Maine. Tracking their experiences as "secondary migrants" who grapple with the struggles of xenophobia, neoliberalism, and grief, Besteman asks what humanitarianism feels like to those who are its objects and what happens when refugees move in next door. As Lewiston's refugees and locals negotiate co-residence and find that assimilation goes both ways, their story demonstrates the efforts of diverse people to find ways to live together and create community. Besteman’s account illuminates the contemporary debates about economic and moral responsibility, security, and community that immigration provokes.This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world through Knowledge Unlatched.

Engines of Truth

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ISBN: 9780300216554 Year: Pages: 280 Language: English
Publisher: Yale University Press
Subject: Law
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During the Victorian era, new laws allowed more witnesses to testify in court cases. At the same time, an emerging cultural emphasis on truth-telling drove the development of new ways of inhibiting perjury. Strikingly original and drawing on a broad array of archival research, Wendie Schneider’s examination of the Victorian courtroom charts this period of experimentation and how its innovations shaped contemporary trial procedure. Blending legal, social, and colonial history, she shines new light on cross-examination, the most enduring product of this time and the “greatest legal engine ever invented for the discovery of truth.”This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world through Knowledge Unlatched.

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Political Strategies in Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica

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ISBN: 9781607325659 Year: Pages: 288 Language: English
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
Subject: Archaeology
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New data from a variety of well-known scholars in Mesoamerican archaeology reveal the creation, perpetuation, and contestation of politically authoritative relationships between rulers and subjects and between nobles and commoners. The contributions span the geographic breadth and temporal extent of pre-Columbian Mesoamerica—from Preclassic Oaxaca to the Classic Petén region of Guatemala to the Postclassic Michoacán—and the contributors weave together archaeological, epigraphic, and ethnohistoric data. Grappling with the questions of how those exercising authority convince others to follow and why individuals often choose to recognize and comply with authority, Political Strategies in Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica discusses why the study of political authority is both timely and significant, reviews how scholars have historically understood the operation of political authority, and proposes a new analytical framework to understand how rulers rule.This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world through Knowledge Unlatched.

The World's Oldest Church

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Book Series: Synkrisis ISBN: 9780300216516 Year: Pages: 344 Language: English
Publisher: Yale University Press
Subject: History
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Michael Peppard provides a historical and theological reassessment of the oldest Christian building ever discovered, the third-century house-church at Dura-Europos. Contrary to commonly held assumptions about Christian initiation, Peppard contends that rituals here did not primarily embody notions of death and resurrection. Rather, he portrays the motifs of the church’s wall paintings as those of empowerment, healing, marriage, and incarnation, while boldly reidentifying the figure of a woman formerly believed to be a repentant sinner as the Virgin Mary. This richly illustrated volume is a breakthrough work that enhances our understanding of early Christianity at the nexus of Bible, art, and ritual.This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world through Knowledge Unlatched.

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History

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