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Dilemmas of Development

The Porgera gold mine in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea is technically one of the most sophisticated and successful mines of recent times. In its second year of operations (1992) it was the third largest gold producing mine in the world. Socially, though, the mine has brought a range of massive changes for the local Ipili community-both positive and negative. Dilemmas of Development is a record of a series of studies of the social...

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Media Discourses

Some of the most important questions regarding the relationship between media and culture are about communication. How are the meanings which make up a culture shared in society? How is power performed in the media? What identities and relationships take shape there? Media Discourses introduces readers to discourse analysis to show how media communication works. Written in a lively style and drawing on examples from contemporary medi...

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International Education and the Chinese Learner

This collection of essays aim at fostering discussion about the growth of international education and the Chinese learner between educators from schools and universities in Hong Kong and abroad. These essays are both theoretical and practical, coming outof the direct experiences of those who have been teaching Chinese learners in international contexts.

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Solitude et sociétés contemporaines

Quel est le sens de la solitude aujourd'hui ? Au-delà des chiffres effarants, l'auteure tente de comprendre, au fil des récits de personnes vivant seules, ce que représente la solitude, non pas comme une expérience exclusivement individuelle, mais bien comme étant sociale et contemporaine. Elle observe les effets de l'absence de l'autre et la place qu'il occupe dans la conscience et l'existence d'aujourd'hui, et s'interroge sur ce pr...

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Economic Development and Social Change

Some of the greatest thinkers in the history of economic thought have been instrumental in advancing the study of development economics. In this volume, leading scholars are brought together to illuminate this tradition, with particular emphasis on the question of growth and development. Divided into two parts, this collection offers a blend of papers of history of economic thought and development economics, and suggests that classic...

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Corpus and Sociolinguistics

Age is by far the most underdeveloped of the sociolinguistic variables in terms of research literature. To-date, research on age has been patchy and has generally focused on the early life-stages such as childhood and adolescence, ignoring, for the most part, healthy adulthood as a stage worthy of scrutiny. This book examines the discourse of adulthood and accounts for sociolinguistic variation, with regards to age and gender, throug...

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Contemporary Urban Planning, 11th Edition

Planning is a highly political activity. It is immersed in politics and inseparable from the law. Urban and regional planning decisions often involve large sums of money, both public and private, with the potential to deliver large benefits to some and losses to others. Contemporary Urban Planning, 11e provides students with an unvarnished and in-depth introduction to the historic, economic, political, legal, ideological, and environ...

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Get Your Pitchfork On!: The Real Dirt on Country Living

For hard-working office workers Kristy Athens and husband Michael, farming was a romantic dream. After purchasing farm land in Oregon's beautiful Columbia Gorge, Athens and hubby were surprised to learn that the realities of farming were challenging and unexpected. Get Your Pitchfork On! provides the hard-learned nuts-and-bolts of rural living from city folk who were initially out of their depth. Practical and often hilarious, Get Yo...

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Disorder in the Court

At the turn of the century, a spate of sensational trials kept French and English readers spellbound and ignited bitter tugs of war over marriage and divorce laws, women's rights, temperance, gay prostitution, and lesbian literature. The chapters in Disorder in the Court each focus on a specific high-profile trial, and the public debates surrounding it, in order to address the role of the state in regulating sexual morality. The auth...

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Pakistan and the War on Terror Conflicted Goals, Compromised Performance

This is book 3 in the I.N.E.T. series and can be read as a stand alone novel. This book contains M/M sexual situations and is intended for readers of legal age in the country in which they reside. Please store your adult literature responsibly. This book also contains references to sexual abuse. If this is a trigger for you, please do not read. David Payne only worked with his Irish teammate for three months before he went under cove...