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  1. Aspects of social imperative: The sustainable historic environment in the developing world.

    Whelan, Deborah
    Heritage in post-apartheid South Africa, as with many post-colonial territories is highly politicised and contested (Coombes 2003, Tomaselli & Mpofu 1997, De Jong 2008). It tends, on occasion to the irrational, and endeavours at times to celebrate the non-existent in order to reinforce political agendas. In addition, the diversity of cultures, ethnic groups, religions and languages make objective and inclusive heritage identification and its management complex. Colonial heritages particularly, are seriously at risk: whilst this is to be expected, mitigation to minimalise risk is vital in order to retain authenticity and contextual integrity. It is thus that perhaps the most...

  2. Patricio: cambio religioso y político en la Britania e Irlanda post-romana

    Wood, Jamie
    Patrick has long been celebrated as the apostle to the Irish, responsible for bringing Christianity from Britain to Ireland for the first time during the fifth century. Due to the numerous hagiographical and mythical tales that have built up around Patrick over the centuries, as well as his importance as a symbol of Irish national identity, it can be extremely difficult to disentangle fact from fiction. Recent work has sought increasingly to move away from the mythical accretions to the story of Patrick and instead to contextualise him historically, in terms of the social and political contexts in which he...

  3. Social enterprise ecosystems: a case study of the Danube Delta region of Romania

    Els, Georgiana; Kane, Kevin
    This chapter seeks to critically explain the optimal conditions that enable social enterprise activities to materialize, grow and blossom into sustainable organisations. The core notion and key to understanding the necessary framework for these developments is the concept of a social enterprise ‘ecosystem’. The case explores the knowledge and understandings of the actors who constitute the social enterprises and ecosystem elements in order to uncover how the integrated support network of nodes and connections that constitute the ecosystem is formed. The practical issues, influences and sources of innovation involved in creating social enterprise ecosystems are explored by examination of the...

  4. Treating mental illness in Victorian Britain

    Shepherd, Jade
    Today, unlike in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, there are few specialised institutions to care for the mentally ill; they have been replaced with day centres, overstretched hospital wards or prison cells, and – in some areas - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) delivered over the telephone. The treatment of mental illness simply isn’t good enough. In this chapter I argue that whilst the demise of the the asylum isn’t necessarily a bad thing, such institutions did have their benefits. They were a sanctuary for some individuals living with mental illness, and the social activities provided as part of treatment led...

  5. Understanding student responses to gender-based violence on campus: negotiation, reinscription and resistance

    Jordan, Ana
    This chapter presents findings from the ‘Stand Together’ action research project at the University of Lincoln (UOL), one of the first bystander intervention (BI) programmes designed to challenge gender-based violence (GBV) in a UK university. The research accompanying this project investigated student attitudes to GBV and the potential of prevention education. The focus of this chapter is on two sites which emerged in student accounts as key spaces where acts of GBV occur, as well as where sexist and heteronormative gender norms are re-inscribed, negotiated and resisted - social media and the night-time economy (NTE).

  6. Understanding student responses to gender-based violence on campus: negotiation, reinscription and resistance

    Jordan, Ana; Anitha, Sundari; Jameson, Jill; Davy, Zowie
    This chapter presents findings from the ‘Stand Together’ action research project at the University of Lincoln (UOL), one of the first bystander intervention (BI) programmes designed to challenge gender-based violence (GBV) in a UK university. The research accompanying this project investigated student attitudes to GBV and the potential of prevention education. The focus of this chapter is on two sites which emerged in student accounts as key spaces where acts of GBV occur, as well as where sexist and heteronormative gender norms are re-inscribed, negotiated and resisted - social media and the night-time economy (NTE).

  7. Rethinking the contribution of organizational change to the teaching and learning of organizational behaviour and human resource management: the quest for balance

    Mendy, John
    New aspects of human resource management and organizational behavior have emerged in recent years. As such, it has become imperative to facilitate proper educational initiatives for professionals entering these fields. Teaching Human Resources and Organizational Behavior at the College Level is an essential reference source for the latest empirical research on emerging teaching strategies for business-oriented frameworks. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics and perspectives such as talent development, curriculum development, and career competencies, this book is ideally designed for students, practitioners, and managers seeking current research on learning methodologies and conceptual developments in human resources management. Topics Covered The many...

  8. Key HRM challenges and benefits: the contributions of the HR scaffolding

    Mendy, John
    New aspects of human resource management and organizational behavior have emerged in recent years. As such, it has become imperative to facilitate proper educational initiatives for professionals entering these fields. Teaching Human Resources and Organizational Behavior at the College Level is an essential reference source for the latest empirical research on emerging teaching strategies for business-oriented frameworks. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics and perspectives such as talent development, curriculum development, and career competencies, this book is ideally designed for students, practitioners, and managers seeking current research on learning methodologies and conceptual developments in human resources management. Topics Covered The many...

  9. Whose colony, and whose legacy: layers of power and hybrid identities in Edendale, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

    Whelan, Deborah
    Debbie Whelan The remnants of the mud-brick village that forms the earliest part of Georgetown, Edendale, on the outskirts of Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu Natal, serves as a reminder that histories and architectures are not necessarily as we immediately perceive them or assume them to have been, nor is the generally constructed notion of colonialism as simple as it sounds. Project work on the Victorian mud-brick cottages, largely built by Wesleyan amaHlubi and SeSwathi African converts at the end of the nineteenth century, invert the commonly considered ideas of colonialism, power and prestige. The practical nature of the project also contributes information to...

  10. Sporting embodiment: sports studies and the (continuing) promise of phenomenology

    Allen-Collinson, Jacquelyn
    Whilst in recent years sports studies have addressed the calls ‘to bring the body back in’ to theorisations of sport and physical activity, the ‘promise of phenomenology’ remains largely under-realised with regard to sporting embodiment. Relatively few accounts are grounded in the ‘flesh’ of the lived sporting body, and phenomenology offers a powerful framework for such analysis. A wide-ranging, multi-stranded, and interpretatively contested perspective, phenomenology in general has been taken up and utilised in very different ways within different disciplinary fields. The purpose of this article is to consider some selected phenomenological threads, key qualities of the phenomenological method, and...

  11. Sporting embodiment: sports studies and the (continuing) promise of phenomenology

    Allen-Collinson, Jacquelyn
    Whilst in recent years sports studies have addressed the calls ‘to bring the body back in’ to theorisations of sport and physical activity, the ‘promise of phenomenology’ remains largely under-realised with regard to sporting embodiment. Relatively few accounts are grounded in the ‘flesh’ of the lived sporting body, and phenomenology offers a powerful framework for such analysis. A wide-ranging, multi-stranded, and interpretatively contested perspective, phenomenology in general has been taken up and utilised in very different ways within different disciplinary fields. The purpose of this article is to consider some selected phenomenological threads, key qualities of the phenomenological method, and...

  12. Tatey picking time

    Hunt, Abigail
    This chapter examines the experiences of women and children working during the potato harvesting period in Lincolnshire during the 19th and 20th centuries.

  13. Sustainable development through heritage and education: the new Peterborough effect

    Hunt, Abigail; Kershaw, Alice
    This chapter argues that engagement with heritage by educational organisations is an effective tool in transforming the lives of young people and developing sustainable futures for England's urban areas (UNESCO, 2011). The Peterborough Effect? was a slogan employed by the Peterborough Development Corporation in the 1970s and 1980s to promote one of the most successful New Town developments in post-war Britain and to encourage economic investment in the city from external businesses (Bendixson, 1988). Nearly 40 years later the Development Corporation has been superseded by Opportunity Peterborough, an urban regeneration company that recognises the role of heritage and education in...

  14. Planned segregation: the labour village as an element of the historic landscape in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

    Whelan, Deborah
    KwaZulu-Natal on the eastern seaboard of Southern Africa has a rich history of agricul-tural development and innovation. Its sub-tropical climate allows for the cultivation of most crops, and its open and rolling landscapes enable the production of monocultures, particularly timber and sugarcane. Hand in hand with such crop production is the neces-sary requirement for a labour force to work in the fields and plantations. Today, much of this is mechanised, but in the past, local socio-cultural factors created a need for imported labour, and, particularly, requirements to house them. Until the malaria epidemic in 1930, most of these ‘labour villages’...

  15. The media of madness: gothic transmedia and the Cthulhu mythos

    Whittaker, Jason
    This article explores transmedia swarmings via the Lovecraft mythos which has mutated across various media. The chapter uses the insights of theorists such as Henry Jenkins and others working on transmedia in combination with Jussi Parikka's notion of "insect media", a posthuman approach to media ecologies that emphasises the swarming and contagious nature of cultural exchange. As Glennis Byron and Dale Townshend have suggested, swarming is a recurrent chronotype in Gothic fiction, as zombies, vampires, clones and viruses operate as mobile, deterritorialized and ferocious agents across threatening, non-human networks. As such, the Cthulhu mythos offers an example of how the...

  16. Tactical electronic bodies: noise and mutation in Canadian industrial music

    Whittaker, Jason
    This article discusses Canadian industrial music of the 1980s and 90s with a focus on Skinny Puppy and Front Line Assembly. The European industrial scene had exaggerated the symbols of totalitarianism to create "chaos out of order"; Skinny Puppy used vivisection imagery as a way to disturbingly assert the rights of animals and the unfreedom of animal and human bodies, a vulnerability very different from the aggressivity that marks European and particularly American industrial. The article presents these bands' "electronic body music" as a means to go between the opposition between nature and culture, human and technology, without mistaking such...

  17. Os diversos conceptos de amizade ne Iberia medieval (Friendship and social relationships in Martin Codax's time)

    Liuzzo Scorpo, Antonella
    Despite the plethora of literary studies dedicated to the cantigas de amigo, far less attention has been devoted to examine the multi-layered meanings associated with the definitions of friendship which were embodied and promoted by these Galician-Portuguese lyrics, and the extent to which such literary constructions reflected contemporary socio-political and cultural structures. An overview of thirteenth-century discourses (in Foucault’s terms: shared cultural norms with strong exemplary and disciplining functions), ideas and representations of friendship would help to answer and contextualise some important questions. What did amigo/a mean in the medieval Iberian context and to what extent did those ideas conform...

  18. Entrepreneurial ecosystems and the role of government in promoting entrepreneurship

    Igwe, Paul
    This book chapter explores issues related to the entrepreneurial ecosystem and the role of government. Over the last three decades, entrepreneurship programmes have been promoted by governments and international agencies as one solution to innovation, economic growth and unemployment across the globe. Many governments have initiated entrepreneurial programmes in order to stimulate the creation of new ventures to promote growth and reduce unemployment. This paper examines the various policies and government interventionist programmes designed to encourage entrepreneurial development and achieve a sustainable society. It explores the complex entrepreneurial ecosystem, social entrepreneurship, and the role of universities and other institutions in...

  19. Entrepreneurial ecosystems and the role of government in promoting entrepreneurship

    Igwe, Paul
    This book chapter explores issues related to the entrepreneurial ecosystem and the role of government. Over the last three decades, entrepreneurship programmes have been promoted by governments and international agencies as one solution to innovation, economic growth and unemployment across the globe. Many governments have initiated entrepreneurial programmes in order to stimulate the creation of new ventures to promote growth and reduce unemployment. This paper examines the various policies and government interventionist programmes designed to encourage entrepreneurial development and achieve a sustainable society. It explores the complex entrepreneurial ecosystem, social entrepreneurship, and the role of universities and other institutions in...

  20. The adaptational character of the earliest Beowulf for English children: E. L. Hervey’s “The fight with the ogre”

    Ward, Renee
    This chapter introduces to modern audiences the short story “Roderic’s Tale: The Fight with the Ogre,” by Eleanora Louisa (Montagu) Hervey (1811-1903), a forgotten but prolific and well-known children’s writer in the nineteenth century. This previously unrecognized and unexamined tale, which appears in Hervey’s volume The Children of the Pear-Garden (1878), may, in fact, be the earliest known adaptation in English for children of the Anglo-Saxon poem Beowulf, as it predates more widely recognized early adaptations, such as those found in W. S. W. Anson’s Epics and Romances of the Middle Ages (1883), Mara L. Pratt’s Stories from Old Germany...

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