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Letter From The Student Board Member, Necati Anaz 2009 Necmettin Erbakan University

Letter From The Student Board Member, Necati Anaz

Necati Anaz

No abstract provided.


Jason Dittmer, Popular Culture, Geopolitics, And Identity, Necati Anaz 2009 Necmettin Erbakan University

Jason Dittmer, Popular Culture, Geopolitics, And Identity, Necati Anaz

Necati Anaz

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Audience Interpretations Of "Crash", Debbie Owens 2009 Murray State University

Audience Interpretations Of "Crash", Debbie Owens

Debbie Owens

As audience members make sense of media texts, they construct interpretations based on their individual perspectives. The film Crash portrays many instances that allowed for sustained audience discourse about culture and ethnicity, gender, and race and racism. The author analyses audiences' reactions to and interpretations of the 2005 Academy Award winning film.


Sex And The City: Female Leaders And Spending On Social Welfare Programs In U.S. Municipalities, Mirya R. Holman 2009 Florida Atlantic University

Sex And The City: Female Leaders And Spending On Social Welfare Programs In U.S. Municipalities, Mirya R. Holman

Mirya R Holman

Scholars of urban politics have long argued that cities will shy away from extensive funding of social welfare programs, as fiscal realities make developmental policies far more attractive. Despite the arguments against municipal level funding of social welfare services, cities provide these programs. Why? One possible explanation is that local officials prefer funding welfare programs. The research presented here demonstrates that the gender composition of local elected bodies impacts the provision of welfare services. The presence of a female mayor has a large positive effect on the likelihood a city participates in funding welfare programs and the amount of monetary ...


Spaces Between Fields, gil eyal 2009 Columbia University

Spaces Between Fields, Gil Eyal

gil eyal

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Challenging The Lion In Its Den: Dilemmas Of Gender And Media Activism In South Africa, Margaretha Geertsema 2009 Butler University

Challenging The Lion In Its Den: Dilemmas Of Gender And Media Activism In South Africa, Margaretha Geertsema

Margaretha Geertsema-Sligh

Media activism groups work to bring about change in the mainstream media, but their gains are often limited. Drawing on theories of the political function of news in a democracy, media sociology, and feminism, this article focuses on the specific experience of Gender Links, a Southern African gender and media organization founded in 2001. An analysis of institutional materials and 25 in-depth interviews shows that Gender Links is using a professional-technical approach to feminist media activism that is insufficient in bringing about deep and long-term change on an ideological level. It is suggested that Gender Links could benefit from more ...


The Structure And Content Of Online Child Exploitation Networks, Richard Frank, Bryce Westlake, Martin Bouchard 2009 Simon Fraser University

The Structure And Content Of Online Child Exploitation Networks, Richard Frank, Bryce Westlake, Martin Bouchard

Bryce Garreth Westlake

The emergence of the Internet has provided people with the ability to find and communicate with others of common interests. Unfortunately, those involved in the practices of child exploitation have also received the same benefits. Although law enforcement continues its efforts to shut down websites dedicated to child exploitation, the problem remains uncurbed. Despite this, law enforcement has yet to examine these websites as a network and determine their structure, stability and susceptibleness to attack. We extract the structure and features of four online child exploitation networks using a custom-written webpage crawler. Social network analysis is then applied with the ...


Industria Manufacturera Y Crecimiento Económico En La Frontera Norte De México, Isaac Leobardo Sánchez Juárez, Edgar Campos 2009 Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juarez

Industria Manufacturera Y Crecimiento Económico En La Frontera Norte De México, Isaac Leobardo Sánchez Juárez, Edgar Campos

Isaac Sánchez-Juárez

La frontera norte de México es una región que desde hace varias décadas se caracteriza por su dinamismo, en especial con el cambio de modelo económico orientado a los mercados externos. El desempeño económico de las entidades que la componen ha sido, en términos relativos, mejor que en el resto del país. Con los datos de 1993 a 2008, es posible afirmar que es una zona ganadora en función del comportamiento de la tasa de crecimiento del producto per cápita. En este documento, mediante un marco teórico alternativo al neoclásico de crecimiento, se demuestra que el incremento en las industrias ...


Environmental Crisis And Religious Rhetoric In Is God Green?, Jen Schneider 2009 Colorado School of Mines

Environmental Crisis And Religious Rhetoric In Is God Green?, Jen Schneider

Jen Schneider

In the 2006 PBS documentary Is God Green?, Bill Moyers presents the emergence of two key contemporary trends in American political and religious life. The first is the growing popularity of an environmental movement within Christian evangelicalism called 'Creation Care'. Motivated by biblical passages that suggest humans have been 'commissioned' as stewards to care for the earth, or 'God's Body', Creation Care emerged in the late 1970s, gained momentum in the 1990s, and now 'constitutes the "fastest-growing form of Christian ministry"', according to the evangelical publication Christianity Today (Frame 1996:84, see also Psaros 2006:20-32). Is God Green ...


Psychology Of Terrorism, Randy Borum 2009 University of South Florida

Psychology Of Terrorism, Randy Borum

Randy Borum

No abstract provided.


Understanding Terrorist Psychology, Randy Borum 2009 University of South Florida

Understanding Terrorist Psychology, Randy Borum

Randy Borum

No abstract provided.


The Science Of Interpersonal Trust, Randy Borum 2009 University of South Florida

The Science Of Interpersonal Trust, Randy Borum

Randy Borum

Interpersonal trust - a willingness to accept vulnerability or risk based on expectations regarding another person’s behavior – is a vitally important concept for human behavior, affecting our interactions both with adversaries and competitors as well as with allies and friends. Indeed, interpersonal trust could be said to be responsible in part for nudging competitors towards becoming allies, or – if betrayed – leading friends to become adversaries.

This document summarizes the state of the art (and science) in interpersonal trust research, describing how researchers define trust and its components, exploring a range of theories about how people decide whether to trust, and ...


Crisis Intervention Teams May Prevent Arrests Of People With Mental Illnesses, Randy Borum, Stephanie Franz 2009 University of South Florida

Crisis Intervention Teams May Prevent Arrests Of People With Mental Illnesses, Randy Borum, Stephanie Franz

Randy Borum

Historically, as many as 7–10% of US police contacts have involved persons with mental illnesses, with a disproportionate amount of these encounters resulting in arrest, usually for minor offenses. Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT) were created, and have proliferated, to ameliorate this problem by offering a specialized response and serving – at least informally – as a liaison between mental health services and police departments. Because preventing unnecessary arrests is one of CIT’s principal objectives, this study examined the arrest rates of persons with mental illnesses and the number of arrests that might have been prevented after the implementation of a ...


What Can Be Done About School Shootings?: A Review Of The Evidence, Randy Borum, Dewey Cornell, William Modzeleski, Shane Jimerson 2009 University of South Florida

What Can Be Done About School Shootings?: A Review Of The Evidence, Randy Borum, Dewey Cornell, William Modzeleski, Shane Jimerson

Randy Borum

School shootings have generated great public concern and fostered a widespread impression that schools are unsafe for many students; this article counters those misapprehensions by examining empirical evidence of school and community violence trends and reviewing evidence on best practices for preventing school shootings. Many of the school safety and security measures deployed in response to school shootings have little research support, and strategies such as zero tolerance discipline and student profiling have been widely criticized as unsound practices. Threat assessment is identified as a promising strategy for violence prevention that merits further study. The article concludes with an overview ...


Socio-Political Influences On Efl Motivation And Attitudes: Comparative Surveys Of Korean High School Students, Tae-Young Kim Dr. 2009 Chung-Ang University

Socio-Political Influences On Efl Motivation And Attitudes: Comparative Surveys Of Korean High School Students, Tae-Young Kim Dr.

Dr. Tae-Young Kim (김태영, 金兌英)

No abstract provided.


Reductionism, Activity Theory, And L2 Motivation Research: Toward New Concepts And Definitions, Tae-Young Kim Dr. 2009 Chung-Ang University

Reductionism, Activity Theory, And L2 Motivation Research: Toward New Concepts And Definitions, Tae-Young Kim Dr.

Dr. Tae-Young Kim (김태영, 金兌英)

This paper focuses on the theoretical foundation of second language (L2) learning motivation from a Vygotskian Activity Theory (AT) perspective. In general, previous L2 motivation research adopted either psychometric or sociological approaches, which have not fully considered the mediational process between individual learners and their meaningful environments. Since L2 motivation reflects learners’ histories and sociocultural contexts, it is crucial to approach this from an AT perspective. After critiquing current L2 motivation research using Valsiner and van der Veer’s (2000) argument of downward/upward reductionism, I introduce the notion of L2 motivation as social mediation and discuss the applicability of ...


Ideal L2 Self And Sensitization In L2 Learning Motivation: A Case Study Of Two Korean Esl Students, Tae-Young Kim Dr. 2009 Chung-Ang University

Ideal L2 Self And Sensitization In L2 Learning Motivation: A Case Study Of Two Korean Esl Students, Tae-Young Kim Dr.

Dr. Tae-Young Kim (김태영, 金兌英)

No abstract provided.


Learner Beliefs In Study-Abroad Experience: A Qualitative Case Study Of Two Korean Esl Learners, Tae-Young Kim Dr., Jin-Suk Yang 2009 Chung-Ang University

Learner Beliefs In Study-Abroad Experience: A Qualitative Case Study Of Two Korean Esl Learners, Tae-Young Kim Dr., Jin-Suk Yang

Dr. Tae-Young Kim (김태영, 金兌英)

No abstract provided.


Korean English Teacher's Disempowerment In English-Only Classes: A Case Study Focusing On Korea-Specific Cultural Aspects, Tae-Young Kim Dr., Sung-Sam Hwang Dr., Hyo-Sun Seo 2009 Chung-Ang University

Korean English Teacher's Disempowerment In English-Only Classes: A Case Study Focusing On Korea-Specific Cultural Aspects, Tae-Young Kim Dr., Sung-Sam Hwang Dr., Hyo-Sun Seo

Dr. Tae-Young Kim (김태영, 金兌英)

No abstract provided.


Exports And Productivity Selection Effects For Dutch Firms, Henk LM Kox, Hugo Rojas Romogosa 2009 CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis

Exports And Productivity Selection Effects For Dutch Firms, Henk Lm Kox, Hugo Rojas Romogosa

Henk LM Kox

The paper tests whether recent theories of international trade with heterogeneous firms can explain the export patterns in Dutch firm- and plant- level data in manufacturing and services. Recent trade models with heterogeneous firms predict that the export decision of firms is affected by sunk entry costs in foreign markets, with only the most productive firms self-selecting into exports. We test a latent variable model of the export decision by probit regressions and standard OLS panel regressions. Our results support the self-selection prediction. The process further appears to be conditioned by scale effects, market structure and multinational affiliation. Regarding alternative ...


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