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New In-Library Login Policy; Dynamed Access Restored, Vol 8 (3), Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library 2010 Texas Medical Center Library

New In-Library Login Policy; Dynamed Access Restored, Vol 8 (3), Houston Academy Of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library

Insider Express (2003-current)

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後零三的香港歷史反思 : 閱讀《麥兜菠蘿油王子》與《功夫》, Ming Hong, Eddy CHAN 2010 Lingnan University

後零三的香港歷史反思 : 閱讀《麥兜菠蘿油王子》與《功夫》, Ming Hong, Eddy Chan

Cultural Studies@Lingnan 文化研究@嶺南

「九七大限」的恐懼讓我們反而看見「消失」的文化,而2003年則是另一個重要轉捩點 – 我們在一直向前疾衝的軌道上停下來,陸續把消失的過去、空間和文化辨認出來,對那些曾經可能錯失的事物恍然大悟。

本文藉著2004年上映的兩部重要電影 – 《麥兜菠蘿油王子》及《功夫》,嘗試依照阿巴斯與班雅明的理論,討論這兩部「後零三」的香港電影,如何以獨特的方式折射本土歷史想像,並呈現香港社會在九七後面對自身歷史的種種面貌。

事實上,這兩部電影並不是關於歷史的。片中甚至沒有一個我們慣常在電影見到的香港景像。可是,它們卻又處處呈現香港,讓觀眾毫不猶豫地認定它們在講香港故事。我們也不能肯定兩片所敘述的時間。可是,時間的痕跡卻又在電影中清晰可辨。


請好好守護我城的身體(二), Chun Kit SIU 2010 Lingnan University

請好好守護我城的身體(二), Chun Kit Siu

Cultural Studies@Lingnan 文化研究@嶺南

上文提到,吸毒被輕視為一小撮人的「自毀」或「無知」。吸毒跟大眾消閑的態度,其實一脈相承,兩者都是刺激身體激發快感,同時看待刺激身體的後遺症,態度都很犬儒。

筆者提到要保護身體,不能只是反對「偶然」、「意外」、「新」出現的壞風氣、或一小撮「邊緣」青年的問題,而是我城所有能力享受消閑生活的人的共同關注,是我城幾十年來隨經濟起飛而生、隨便刺激身體的消閑生活。

同時,這種「內外分明」,「偶然」、「意外」、「新」論述,不單是毒品的論述,似乎更是種家長對成長的犬儒想像。


Wrl Newsletter March 2010, Maryke Barber 2010 Hollins University

Wrl Newsletter March 2010, Maryke Barber

WRL Newsletters

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Confronting Oppression Not Enhancing Functioning: The Role Of Social Workers Within Postmodern Practice, Phillip Dybicz 2010 Florida Atlantic University

Confronting Oppression Not Enhancing Functioning: The Role Of Social Workers Within Postmodern Practice, Phillip Dybicz

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

This article represents a philosophical hermeneutic endeavor to explore the meaning of oppression as it expresses itself within social work practices based in both modern and postmodern thought. Practices based within the Modern Discourse, drawing from an authority base of scientific expertise, exhibit a disconnect between the goal of enhancing functioning and social work values and concerns such as confronting oppression; this disconnect must be bridged by the social worker. Practices based within the Postmodern Discourse are founded upon the notion of confronting oppressive narratives as their main goal; social work values are an essential component in this process.


"Like A Prison!": Homeless Women's Narratives Of Surviving Shelter, Sarah L. DeWard, Angela M. Moe 2010 New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence

"Like A Prison!": Homeless Women's Narratives Of Surviving Shelter, Sarah L. Deward, Angela M. Moe

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Relying on field observation and twenty qualitative interviews with shelter residents, this article examines how the bureaucracy and institutionalization within a homeless shelter fits various tenets of Goffman's (1961) "total institution," particularly with regard to systematic deterioration of personhood and loss of autonomy. Women's experiences as shelter residents are then explored via a typology of survival strategies: submission, adaptation, and resistance. This research contributes to existing literature on gendered poverty by analyzing the nuanced ways in which institutionalization affects and complicates women's efforts to survive homelessness.


Social Justice Implications Of The Organism Metaphor, Gerald V. O'Brien 2010 Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville

Social Justice Implications Of The Organism Metaphor, Gerald V. O'Brien

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

The denigration of marginalized groups is frequently supported through the widespread employment of metaphors that present a pejorative image of the group in question. The organism metaphor, wherein the target group is portrayed as a threat to the integrity of the social body, is a particularly important metaphoric theme in the advancement of social injustice. Drawing largely from primary source documents, this paper provides an overview of the organism metaphor as it has been employed historically to denigrate various social subgroups. Implications for the social work profession are discussed.


God's Heart Has No Borders: How Religious Activists Are Working For Immigrant Rights. Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo. Reviewed By Jennifer Morazes., Jennifer Morazes 2010 University of California, Berkeley

God's Heart Has No Borders: How Religious Activists Are Working For Immigrant Rights. Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo. Reviewed By Jennifer Morazes., Jennifer Morazes

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Book review of Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo, God's Heart has no Borders: How Religious Activists are Working for Immigrant Rights. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2008. $21.95 papercover.


Reassembling Social Security: A Survey Of Pensions And Health Care Reforms In Latin America. Carmelo Mesa-Lago. Reviewed By James Midgley, James Midgley 2010 University of California, Berkeley

Reassembling Social Security: A Survey Of Pensions And Health Care Reforms In Latin America. Carmelo Mesa-Lago. Reviewed By James Midgley, James Midgley

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Book review of Carmelo Mesa-Lago, Reassembling Social Security: A Survey of Pensions and Health care Reforms in Latin America. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. $150.00 hardcover.


Canby School District: Enrollment Forecast 2010-11 To 2019-20, Portland State University. Population Research Center, Charles Rynerson, Vivian Siu, David West 2010 Portland State University

Canby School District: Enrollment Forecast 2010-11 To 2019-20, Portland State University. Population Research Center, Charles Rynerson, Vivian Siu, David West

School District Enrollment Forecast Reports

The Population Research Center (PRC) has prepared district-wide and individual school Enrollment Forecasts for the Canby School District (CSD) annually for the past four years. This study includes forecasts of district-wide enrollment for the 10 years from 2010-11 to 2019-20 and forecasts for individual schools for the five years from 2010-11 to 2014-15. Previous district-wide forecasts only extended for five years; a 10 year forecast enhances opportunities for school districts to coordinate long range planning with city and county comprehensive plans, which may extend for 20 or more years. After many years of growth, K-12 enrollment in the Canby School ...


Technology In Practice. Your Virtual Brand, Meredith G. Farkas 2010 Portland State University

Technology In Practice. Your Virtual Brand, Meredith G. Farkas

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

In this article the author suggests that prospective librarians must establish a positive online identity and presence as part of the job search process. She proposes that individuals assess themselves as a brand to be marketed. She points to the influence of personal profiles on online social networks such as Facebook and Twitter on employer hiring decisions.


Family Control And Ownership Monitoring In Family-Controlled Firms In Japan, Toru YOSHIKAWA, Abdul A. RASHEED 2010 Singapore Management University

Family Control And Ownership Monitoring In Family-Controlled Firms In Japan, Toru Yoshikawa, Abdul A. Rasheed

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

This paper focuses on a type of firms that have been traditionally neglected in both family business and governance research, namely, family-controlled, publicly-listed firms. Although principal-agent conflicts may be less prevalent in such firms, family control can potentially give rise to principal-principal conflicts, leading to expropriation of the wealth of minority owners by family owners. Superior firm performance and the willingness to distribute the profits through dividend payments would suggest the absence of such expropriation. Based on a sample of 210 OTC firms in Japan, we examined the relationships between family control and dividend payouts and profitability. Our results indicate ...


201009 Obiter Dicta: A Month Of Marches 2010, Steven Alan Samson 2010 Liberty University

201009 Obiter Dicta: A Month Of Marches 2010, Steven Alan Samson

Steven Alan Samson

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No. 23: Labour Migration Trends And Policies In Southern Africa, Jonathan Crush, Vincent Williams 2010 Balsillie School of International Affairs/WLU

No. 23: Labour Migration Trends And Policies In Southern Africa, Jonathan Crush, Vincent Williams

Southern African Migration Programme

Since 1990, there have been major changes to longstanding patterns of intra-regional labour migration within the Southern African Development Community (SADC). At the same time, new channels of migration to and from the region have opened. Labour migration is now more voluminous, dynamic and complex than it has ever been. This presents policy-makers with considerable opportunities and challenges. In order to understand the exact nature of these challenges, it is important to have a good grasp of current labour migration characteristics and trends. Unfortunately, reliable, accurate and comprehensive data on labour migration is not available. The quality and currency of ...


International Capital Flows And World Output Gains, Jurgen von Hagen, Haiping ZHANG 2010 Singapore Management University

International Capital Flows And World Output Gains, Jurgen Von Hagen, Haiping Zhang

Research Collection School Of Economics

We develop a two-country overlapping-generations model with domestic financial frictions and show that cross-country differences in financial development explain three recent patterns of international capital flows. In our model, domestic financial frictions distort the interest rates and production efficiency in the less financially developed country. Capital flows not only lead to cross-country resource reallocation, but also trigger within-country resource reallocation among firms. From the efficiency perspective, full capital mobility raises the world output higher than under international financial autarky. If the mobility of either financial capital or foreign direct investment is restricted, the world output may be lower.


Financial Development And The Patterns Of International Capital Flows, Jurgen von Hagen, Haiping ZHANG 2010 Singapore Management University

Financial Development And The Patterns Of International Capital Flows, Jurgen Von Hagen, Haiping Zhang

Research Collection School Of Economics

We develop a tractable, two-country, overlapping-generations model and show that cross-country differences in financial development can explain three recent empirical patterns of international capital flows: Financial capital flows from relatively poor to relatively rich countries while foreign direct investment flows in the opposite direction; net capital flows go from poor to rich countries; despite its negative net international investment position, the US receives a positive net international investment income. We also explore the welfare and distributional effects of international capital flows and show that the direction of capital flows may change along the convergence process of a developing country. Matsuyama ...


Simulation-Based Estimation Methods For Financial Time Series Models, Jun YU, Jin-Chuan Duan, Wolfgang Hardle, E. Gentle James 2010 Singapore Management University

Simulation-Based Estimation Methods For Financial Time Series Models, Jun Yu, Jin-Chuan Duan, Wolfgang Hardle, E. Gentle James

Research Collection School Of Economics

This paper overviews some recent advances on simulation-based methods of estimating time series models and asset pricing models that are widely used in finance. The simulation based methods have proven to be particularly useful when the likelihood function and moments do not have tractable forms and hence the maximum likelihood method (MLE) and the generalized method of moments (GMM) are difficult to use. They can also be useful for improving the finite sample performance of the traditional methods when financial time series are highly persistent and when the quantity of interest is a highly nonlinear function of system parameters. The ...


Affordable Homeownership Policy: Implications For Housing Markets, Sock Yong PHANG 2010 Singapore Management University

Affordable Homeownership Policy: Implications For Housing Markets, Sock Yong Phang

Research Collection School Of Economics

Affordable homeownership is a policy that is often accorded a great deal of policy attention by governments of many countries. This paper aims to examine the market implications of setting a housing price to income ratio target for a market segment by the government. The policy requires active intervention by the government with regard to the targeted sector. The paper uses a simple model of the housing market with a homeownership affordability target to derive the market implications of such targets. In the presence of uncertainty and resource constraints, the objective of homeownership affordability is achieved for the targeted group ...


Functional Coefficient Estimation With Both Categorical And Continuous Data, Liangjun SU, Y. CHEN, A. Ullah 2010 Singapore Management University

Functional Coefficient Estimation With Both Categorical And Continuous Data, Liangjun Su, Y. Chen, A. Ullah

Research Collection School Of Economics

We propose a local linear functional coefficient estimator that admits a mix of discrete and continuous data for stationary time series. Under weak conditions our estimator is asymptotically normally distributed. A small set of simulation studies is carried out to illustrate the finite sample performance of our estimator. As an application, we estimate a wage determination function that explicitly allows the return to education to depend on other variables. We find evidence of the complex interacting patterns among the regressors in the wage equation, such as increasing returns to education when experience is very low, high return to education for ...


The Labor Market Of Italian Politicians: Second Version, Massimiliano LANDI, Antonio MERLO, Vincenzo GALASSO, Andrea MATTOZZI 2010 Singapore Management University

The Labor Market Of Italian Politicians: Second Version, Massimiliano Landi, Antonio Merlo, Vincenzo Galasso, Andrea Mattozzi

Research Collection School Of Economics

We analyze the career profiles of Italian legislators in the post-war period. Using a unique, newly collected dataset that contains detailed information on all the politicians who have been elected to the Italian Parliament between 1948 and 2008, we address a number of important issues that pertain to their career paths prior to election to Parliament, their parliamentary careers, and their post-Parliament employment. Our data span two institutional regimes: Italy's First Republic (1948-1994) and the Second Republic (1994-present), characterized by different electoral rules and party structures. We first present a brief overview of the Italian political system. We then ...


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