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Europe: A Civilization On The Edge, Peter O'Brien Oct 2005

Europe: A Civilization On The Edge, Peter O'Brien

Political Science Faculty Research

Our European culture is one that has staked its all on the universal and the danger menacing it is that of perishing by the universal.
Jean Baudrillard1

Rémi Brague rejects common charges of Eurocentrisim leveled against Western civilization. He prefers to characterize the West as "eccentric," meaning off center. He equates Western civilization with Europe and understands it as that civilization which grew out of the western half of the Roman Empire and with time differentiated itself from Byzantine and Islamic civilizations (themselves successors to the Roman heritage). He labels Europe eccentric because it stands (physically and figuratively) on ...


Avoiding Versus Seeking: The Relationship Of Information Seeking To Avoidance, Blunting, Coping, Dissonance, And Related Concepts, Donald O. Case, James E. Andrews, J. David Johnson, Suzanne L. Allard Jul 2005

Avoiding Versus Seeking: The Relationship Of Information Seeking To Avoidance, Blunting, Coping, Dissonance, And Related Concepts, Donald O. Case, James E. Andrews, J. David Johnson, Suzanne L. Allard

School of Information Faculty Publications

QUESTION: How have theorists and empirical researchers treated the human tendency to avoid discomforting information?

DATA SOURCES: A historical review (1890-2004) of theory literature in communication and information studies, coupled with searches of recent studies on uptake of genetic testing and on coping strategies of cancer patients, was performed.

STUDY SELECTION: The authors' review of the recent literature included searches of the MEDLINE, PsychInfo, and CINAHL databases between 1992 and summer of 2004 and selective, manual searches of earlier literature. Search strategies included the following subject headings and key words: MeSH headings: Genetic Screening/psychology, Decision Making, Neoplasms/diagnosis/genetics ...


Community Forests: A Perspective, Robert Mccullough Jun 2005

Community Forests: A Perspective, Robert Mccullough

Community-Owned Forests: Possibilities, Experiences, and Lessons Learned (June 16-19)

22 pages.

"Robert McCullough teaches in the University of Vermont Graduate Program in Historic Preservation. He wrote The Landscape of Community: Communal Forests in New England."


Slides: White Mountain Apache, Paul Declay, Jr. Jun 2005

Slides: White Mountain Apache, Paul Declay, Jr.

Community-Owned Forests: Possibilities, Experiences, and Lessons Learned (June 16-19)

Presenter: Paul DeClay, Jr., Tribal Forest Manager, White Mountain Apache, AZ

34 slides


The History Of Aridity In Australia: Chronological Developments, Ed Rhodes, John Chappell, Toshiyuki Fujioka, Kat Fitzsimmons, John Magee, Max Aubert, Dolan Hewitt Jan 2005

The History Of Aridity In Australia: Chronological Developments, Ed Rhodes, John Chappell, Toshiyuki Fujioka, Kat Fitzsimmons, John Magee, Max Aubert, Dolan Hewitt

Faculty of Science - Papers (Archive)

Desert dune-fields are quintessential features of arid landscapes. During arid phases in the recent geological past, such as the global last glacial maximum (LGM) at around 20,000 years ago, many parts of Australia experienced significant sand movement, with sand migrating down-wind and forming linear dunes. Sand entrainment and deposition is controlled by vegetative surface stabilisation, wind speed and direction, which in turn are controlled by regional climate and local factors including ground-water levels. Climate also affects sand supply, through its effects on erosion in the source areas and transport to the dune-building areas.


Australian School Funding And Accountability: History Imploding Into The Present, Kathleen M. Rudkin Jan 2005

Australian School Funding And Accountability: History Imploding Into The Present, Kathleen M. Rudkin

Faculty of Commerce - Papers (Archive)

This paper examines historical origins of accountability for public funding in the Australian school education system. Understandings of accountability have developed unique to the Australian context, embedding institutions and ideas from a colonial past. It is shown that the funding arrangements used to distribute and account for public education funds are political devices to mediate enduring historic relationships between government and non-government schools, while at the same time masking these relationships in the veiled rhetoric of a broader Australian cultural imperative of egalitarianism. It concludes the current funding and accountability of school education in Australia is a simulacrum of accountability ...


A Speculative Venture: Contemporary Art, History And Hill End, Amanda Lawson Jan 2005

A Speculative Venture: Contemporary Art, History And Hill End, Amanda Lawson

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

Writing in his diary on 2 January 1949, Australian artist, Donald Friend (1915- 1989), describes the events of the night before: Last night there was an impromptu dance - I should say a drunken Breughel peasant romp - at the hall to celebrate the New Year. It was improvised suddenly on the spot by those who had not been invited, and were furious at being left out, to a dance in Sofala, to which the lucky ones went in a bus. Later they went round the village gate-stealing .. .. (Friend 633) Friend writes from Hill End, an old gold-mining town about 300 kilometres ...


The Limits Of Art History: Towards An Ecological History Of Landscape Art, A. Gaynor, Ian A. Mclean Jan 2005

The Limits Of Art History: Towards An Ecological History Of Landscape Art, A. Gaynor, Ian A. Mclean

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

An ecological art history primarily concerns the relationship between the aesthetic and representational functions of landscape art, the environment it depicts and the ecology of this environment. Such investigation should enable us to determine whether particular aesthetic sensibilities or styles are more or less conducive to providing accurate ecological (Le. scientific) information, and what the limits of this information might be. An ecological art history would therefore, of necessity, engage with the science of ecology. Hence it requires an alliance with environmental and ecological historians as well as appropriate scientists. There are few examples of scholars drawing connections between the ...


Open Access Bibliography: Liberating Scholarly Literature With E-Prints And Open Access Journals, Charles W. Bailey Jr. Jan 2005

Open Access Bibliography: Liberating Scholarly Literature With E-Prints And Open Access Journals, Charles W. Bailey Jr.

Copyright, Fair Use, Scholarly Communication, etc.

Scope of the Bibliography

The Open Access Bibliography: Liberating Scholarly Literature with E-Prints and Open Access Journals presents over 1,300 selected English-language books, conference papers (including some digital video presentations), debates, editorials, e-prints, journal and magazine articles, news articles, technical reports, and other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding the open access movement’s efforts to provide free access to and unfettered use of scholarly literature. Most sources have been published between 1999 and August 31, 2004; however, a limited number of key sources published prior to 1999 are also included. Where possible, links are provided ...