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Artefatos digitais para mobilização da sociedade civil : perspectivas para avanço da democracia

Numa sociedade marcada pela presença de artefatos tecnológicos, é possível pensar nos mecanismos digitais como ferramentas para preencher as visíveis faltas das democracias representativas contemporâneas. Neste livro, são apresentados artigos de vários pesquisadores sobre as possibilidades de configuração daquilo que se tem chamado de democracia digital. São discutidos temas que se relacionam com a evolução da internet na participação política de organizações da sociedade civil e seu uso como uma potente ferramenta para suprir os déficits democráticos do nosso tempo.

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Ordem imperial e aldeamento indígena : Camacãns, Gueréns e Pataxós do Sul da Bahia

O livro é uma pesquisa histórica de fôlego que trata das relações sociais e étnicas estabelecidas no século XIX pelos povos camacãns, pataxós, gueréns e outros grupos indígenas da região da Cachoeira de Itabuna e Ferradas (atual município de Itabuna/BA) com frades capuchinhos italianos, fazendeiros e autoridades provinciais. A autora busca compreender a criação e o desenvolvimento do aldeamento São Pedro de Alcântara (Ferradas) e o uso do trabalho dos índios aldeados na estrada Ilhéus-Conquista e na lavoura do cacau, além de problematizar as tensões políticas e sociais que caracterizam o processo da colonização sul-baiana.

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Construcción y significación del territorio. Comunidad El Codito, 2011

"Los conceptos de comunidad y territorio han sido muy relevantes para la compresión de los procesos sociales, pues dan cuenta de contextos particulares, de rasgos identitarios específicos, de diversas formas de participación y de usos y prácticas concretas. Por ello, el equipo interdisciplinario de estudios en desarrollo local de la Universidad del Rosario, desarrolló entre los años 2011 y 2012, una investigación que buscaba, por un lado, establecer las formas de construcción de comunidad entre los habitantes del sector El Codito y, por otro, determinar el rol del territorio en estos procesos.El presente texto es uno de los resultados de esta investigación y aborda en sus tres capítulos cuestiones como: la evolución del concepto de comunidad a la luz de diferentes teóricos, contrastándola con las percepciones y vivencias de los adultos mayores de El Codito, su consolidación como territorio significado, enmarcado en el proceso de urbanización de Bogotá, en general, y de la localidad de Usaquén, en particular, y la construcción de comunidad a través de variables como la cotidianidad, el sentido de pertenencia, el género y la participación."

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Bishop Morley of Winchester 1598-1684

An authoritative account of the life and achievements of George Morley, who was for years a teacher at Christ Church, Oxford, before becoming Dean of the College, and then ultimately the Bishop of Worcester and then Winchester. He was as such an important C17th figure, even beyond the University of Oxford and Dioceses of Worcester and Winchester, and fundamentally entwined nationally in the heightened political and religious controversies of his time. He was involved in the restoration of the monarch in 1660, as well as in the consequent deliberations regarding a settlement with a view to establishing church unity in the subsequent decades.He was also a man who straddled cultures and political epochs, born at the end of the C16th and living through much of the C17th, thus a life that began in the era of the Gunpowder plot and which ended in the run-up to the so-called Glorious Revolution. This meant that Morley’s personal and professional evolution touches on moments of extraordinary tumult and contention, requiring him to develop profound skills of negotiation, compromise, and bridge-building. As such he become a skilled mediator, a diplomat at a time when this was most in demand.

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Politics, Power, & Playboy

Politics, Power, & Playboy is part of the Virginia Tech Student Publications series. This series contains book-length works authored and edited by Virginia Tech undergraduate and graduate students and published in collaboration with VT Publishing. Often these books are the culmination of class projects for advanced or capstone courses. The series provides the opportunity for students to write, edit, and ultimately publish their own books for the world to learn from and enjoy.An era of trials and tribulations, protest and power, resistance and reluctance, beauty and blackness. The 1960s housed a series of unprecedented events that altered the course of American history. Gone were the days of compliance, and a new dawn of change was on horizon. This edited collection tracks this turbulent time of social and political upheaval with a centralized focus on political tension, cultural reform, and defiance of societal expectation.

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Reconstructing Woman

Reconstructing Woman explores a scenario common to the works of four major French novelists of the nineteenth century: Balzac, Flaubert, Zola, and Villiers. In the texts of each author, a “new Pygmalion” (as Balzac calls one of his characters) turns away from a real woman he has loved or desired and prefers instead his artificial re-creation of her. All four authors also portray the possibility that this simulacrum, which replaces the woman, could become real. The central chapters examine this plot and its meanings in multiple texts of each author (with the exception of the chapter on Villiers, in which only “L’Eve future” is considered). The premise is that this shared scenario stems from the discovery in the nineteenth century that humans are transformable. Because scientific innovations play a major part in this discovery, Dorothy Kelly reviews some of the contributing trends that attracted one or more of the authors: mesmerism, dissection, transformism, and evolution, new understandings of human reproduction, spontaneous generation, puericulture, the experimental method. These ideas and practices provided the novelists with a scientific context in which controlling, changing, and creating human bodies became imaginable. At the same time, these authors explore the ways in which not only bodies but also identity can be made. In close readings, Kelly shows how these narratives reveal that linguistic and coded social structures shape human identity. Furthermore, through the representation of the power of language to do that shaping, the authors envision that their own texts would perform that function. The symbol of the reconstruction of woman thus embodies the fantasy and desire that their novels could create or transform both reality and their readers in quite literal ways. Through literary analyses, we can deduce from the texts just why this artificial creation is a woman. Made Open Access by ScholarSphere at PennState

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Passing to América

In 1803 in the colonial South American city of La Plata, Doñ, a Martina Vilvado y Balverde presented herself to church and crown officials to denounce her husband of more than four years, Don Antonio Yta, as a “woman in disguise.” Forced to submit to a medical inspection that revealed a woman’s body, Don Antonio confessed to having been María Yta, but continued to assert his maleness and claimed to have a functional “member” that appeared, he said, when necessary.Passing to América is at once a historical biography and an in-depth examination of the sex/gender complex in an era before “gender” had been divorced from “sex.” The book presents readers with the original court docket, including Don Antonio’s extended confession, in which he tells his life story, and the equally extraordinary biographical sketch offered by Felipa Ybañez of her “son María,” both in English translation and the original Spanish. Thomas A. Abercrombie’s analysis not only grapples with how to understand the sex/gender system within the Spanish Atlantic empire at the turn of the nineteenth century but also explores what Antonio/María and contemporaries can teach us about the complexities of the relationship between sex and gender today.Passing to América brings to light a previously obscure case of gender transgression and puts Don Antonio’s life into its social and historical context in order to explore the meaning of “trans” identity in Spain and its American colonies. This accessible and intriguing study provides new insight into historical and contemporary gender construction that will interest students and scholars of gender studies and colonial Spanish literature and history.

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Entangled Entertainers

With a particular focus on vaudeville singers and artists, this book examines the role that Viennese Jews played in the city’s rich popular culture around 1900. Through a series of extensively researched case studies, it shows that—notwithstanding the real phenomenon of antisemitism in Viennese culture--there was substantial and diverse cooperation between Jews and Gentiles, and that their private relations were also very close. The many and diverse contacts and linkages between these two populations in popular culture powerfully shaped both the experience and the popular understanding of Jewish identity.This book is made open access as part of the Knowledge Unlatched KU Select 2018: HSS Frontlist Books

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Soziologien des Lebens

The various sociologies of life do not interpret life only as the object that is socially standardized, enhanced and recognized. They always see it as a subject of its norms, its knowledge and its changes as well. Life is not one-sided; instead its entanglements are analyzed: the immanence of nature and culture; the concurrence of being active and passive; the co-constitution of affect and cognition; the identity of normativity and standardization. Following authors such as Bataille, Bergson, Canguilhem, Deleuze, Driesch, Plessner, the pragmatists or Simmel, the contributions featured in this book unfold different perspectives on the sociology of life, re-vitalizing a discourse that is instructive for sociological theory in a variety of ways.

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Dinge - Nutzer - Netze: Von der Virtualisierung des Musealen zur Musealisierung des Virtuellen

Museen sind stets auch virtuelle Räume: Als Einrichtungen des gemeinsamen Erinnerns schlagen sie Brücken zwischen dem An- und Abwesenden, der Materialität ihrer Exponate und einer Vergangenheit, die nur in ihren Hinterlassenschaften ihr Wirklichsein zu behaupten vermag. Dennoch sind in einer Gesellschaft, für die Virtualität Normalität geworden ist, die Institution Museum und ihr Umgang mit den längst nicht mehr ¼neuen½ Medien nach wie vor Austragungsorte erhitzter Debatten über das ¼Echte½, das ¼Authentische½ und die Erfahrbarkeit des Wirklichen. Dennis Niewerth geht der Frage nach, worin die »Virtualisierung des Musealen« besteht. Und er zeigt, was das Museum als Bollwerk der Kulturpädagogik im Sinne einer »Musealisierung des Virtuellen« einer Gesellschaft anzubieten hat, die unter der Fülle ihrer Erinnerungen begraben zu werden droht.This book is made open access as part of the Knowledge Unlatched OGeSoMO

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Learning to Read Talmud

Finalist, 2017 National Jewish Book Award for Education and Jewish Identity "Learning to Read Talmud" is the first book-length study of how teachers teach and how students learn to read Talmud. Through a series of studies conducted by scholars of Talmud in classrooms that range from seminaries to secular universities and with students from novice to advanced, this book elucidates a broad range of ideas about what it means to learn to read Talmud and tools for how to achieve that goal. Bridging the study of Talmud and the study of pedagogy, this book is an essential resource for scholars, curriculum writers, and classroom teachers of Talmud. This book is made open access as part of the Knowledge Unlatched KU Open Services

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Die Christologie der Pastoralbriefe

Was the author of the Pastoral Epistles only a purveyor of other men's Christology? Or is the Christology of the Pastorals the author's own? Does this Christology fall back on a level below Pauline Christology or does it go far beyond it, as some would have it? Hanna Stettler shows that the author was true to Pauline thought by not just repeating what Paul had taught but rather by reinterpreting it for his current time in the Hellenistic language of his days. For this reason the language of incarnation and the parousia is transformed into the scheme of the twofold epiphany of Christ, the Messiah. The author of the Pastorals includes both Synoptic and Johannine thought in order to present a comprehensive picture of the person and work of Jesus Christ.This book is made open access as part of the Knowledge Unlatched KU Open Services

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Der Kolosserhymnus

Christian Stettler attempts a new way of interpreting the hymns in Col 1:15–20. Starting from its Judeo-Christian backdrop he analyses the form of the text against the background of the Psalm literature found in the Old Testament and early Jewish writings and interprets the text against the background of Old Testament and early Jewish traditions. Christian Stettler shows the development of the whole complexes of traditions which are responsible for the Colossian hymn. It becomes evident that Col 1:15–20 – an implicit christological midrash – is a concise and organic entity which can be interpreted without assuming additions to an original text. In early Jewish Wisdom theology most of the traditions which stand behind the hymn are already connected, but only the life, death and resurrection of Jesus made the formulation of the present hymn possible.This book is made open access as part of the Knowledge Unlatched KU Open Services

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Forecasting and Assessing Risk of Individual Electricity Peaks

The overarching aim of this open access book is to present self-contained theory and algorithms for investigation and prediction of electric demand peaks. A cross-section of popular demand forecasting algorithms from statistics, machine learning and mathematics is presented, followed by extreme value theory techniques with examples.In order to achieve carbon targets, good forecasts of peaks are essential. For instance, shifting demand or charging battery depends on correct demand predictions in time. Majority of forecasting algorithms historically were focused on average load prediction. In order to model the peaks, methods from extreme value theory are applied. This allows us to study extremes without making any assumption on the central parts of demand distribution and to predict beyond the range of available data. While applied on individual loads, the techniques described in this book can be extended naturally to substations, or to commercial settings. Extreme value theory techniques presented can be also used across other disciplines, for example for predicting heavy rainfalls, wind speed, solar radiation and extreme weather events. The book is intended for students, academics, engineers and professionals that are interested in short term load prediction, energy data analytics, battery control, demand side response and data science in general.

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Taking the EU to Court: Annulment Proceedings and Multilevel Judicial Conflict

This open access book provides an exhaustive picture of the role that annulment conflicts play in the EU multilevel system. Based on a rich dataset of annulment actions since the 1960s and a number of in-depth case studies, it explores the political dimension of annulment litigation, which has become an increasingly relevant judicial tool in the struggle over policy content and decision-making competences. The book covers the motivations of actors to turn policy conflicts into annulment actions, the emergence of multilevel actors’ litigant configurations, the impact of actors’ constellations on success in court, as well as the impact of annulment actions on the multilevel policy conflicts they originate from. Christian Adam is Assistant Professor at the Geschwister Scholl Institute for Political Science, Ludwig Maximilians Universität München, Germany. Michael W. Bauer holds the Jean Monnet Chair for Comparative Public Administration and Policy Analysis at the German University of Administrative Sciences Speyer. He is also a part-time professor at the School of Transnational Governance, European University Institute, Florence, Italy. Miriam Hartlapp is Professor of Comparative Politics: Germany and France at the Freie University Berlin, Germany. She previously held chairs at Leipzig (2014–17) and Bremen University (2013–14) and worked at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne. Emmanuelle Mathieu is Lecturer at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. Previously, she was a Marie Curie research fellow at the Barcelona Institute for International Studies, Spain.

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Il Metodo Illustrato di Archimede: Usando la Legge della Leva per Calcolare Aree, Volumi e Centri di Gravità

1 A. K. T. Assis and C. P. Magnaghi, "Il Metodo Illustrato di Archimede: Usando la Legge della Leva per Calcolare Aree, Volumi e Centri di Gravit" (Apeiron, Montreal, 2016), 61 pages, ISBNs: 978-1-987980-05-9 (paperback) and 978-1-987980-06-6 (pdf). Book in PDF format (2 Mb): http://www.ifi.unicamp.br/~assis/The-Illustrated-Method-of-Archimedes-in-Italian.pdf. This book can be ordered from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1987980050.

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Un Código civil perfecto y bien calculado. El proyecto de 1821 en la historia de la codificación

A study of the (incomplete) draft of the Civil Code drawn up by the Cortes in 1821, within the framework of the ideas and texts of the contemporary European codification. It reconstructs the parliamentary life of the text in the Spanish Cortes and the biographies of the deputies who worked on it, in particular Nicolás Mª Garelly. The analysis of three relevant issues addressed by Garelly and his colleagues – namely the theory of legislation, the conditions affecting the legal status of individuals, their civil rights - completes the monograph, which also includes a new edition of the printed booklet (December 1821) that constitutes our sole source of knowledge. --- Estudio del (incompleto) proyecto de Código civil elaborado por las Cortes en 1821, en el marco de las ideas y textos de la codificación civil europea del momento y de la Constitución de 1812. Se reconstruye la vida parlamentaria del intento de las Cortes y las biografías de los diputados que estuvieron tras su elaboración, en particular el valenciano Nicolás Mª Garelly. El análisis de tres relevantes cuestiones abordadas por Garelly y sus colegas –la teoría de la ley, las condiciones que afectaban el estatuto jurídico de los individuos, los derechos civiles de éstos− completa la monografía, que incluye una nueva edición del folleto impreso (en diciembre de 1821) que constituye nuestra única fuente de conocimiento.

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Healthy Minds in the Twentieth Century: In and Beyond the Asylum

This open access edited collection contributes a new dimension to the study of mental health and psychiatry in the twentieth century. It takes the present literature beyond the ‘asylum and after’ paradigm to explore the multitude of spaces that have been permeated by concerns about mental well-being and illness. The chapters in this volume consciously attempt to break down institutional walls and consider mental health through the lenses of institutions, policy, nomenclature, art, lived experience, and popular culture. The book adopts an international scope covering the historical experiences of Britain, Ireland, and North America.In accordance with this broad approach, contributions to the volume span academic fields such as history, arts, literary studies, sociology, and psychology, mirroring the diversity of the subject matter. This book is available open access under a CC BY 4.0 license at link.springer.com

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Cold Micro Metal Forming: Research Report of the Collaborative Research Center “Micro Cold Forming” (SFB 747), Bremen, Germany

This open access book contains the research report of the Collaborative Research Center “Micro Cold Forming” (SFB 747) of the University of Bremen, Germany. The topical research focus lies on new methods and processes for a mastered mass production of micro parts which are smaller than 1mm (by forming in batch size higher than one million). The target audience primarily comprises research experts and practitioners in production engineering, but the book may also be of interest to graduate students alike.

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From Bilateral Arbitral Tribunals and Investment Courts to a Multilateral Investment Court: Options Regarding the Institutionalization of Investor-State Dispute Settlement

This open access book considers the potential setup for a future Multilateral Investment Court (MIC). The option of an MIC was first discussed by the EU Commission in 2016 and has since been made an official element of the EU Common Commercial Policy. In 2017, UNCITRAL also decided to discuss the possibility of an MIC, and on 20 March 2018, the Council of the EU gave the EU Commission the mandate to negotiate the creation of an MIC. The “feasibility study” presented here is intended to contribute to a broader discussion on the options for a new international court specialized in investment protection. The cornerstones of such a new permanent court are a strict orientation on the rule of law, reduced costs of investment protection, transparency considerations, aspects of consistency in case law, and the effective enforceability of MIC decisions.

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War Stories

Avigdor Hameiri was born in Hungary in 1890. He studied to become an Orthodox Rabbi, but did not finish his studies. During the World War I he served as an officer in the Austro-Hungarian Army in Galicia. In 1916 he was captured by the Russians and spent a year as a prisoner of war. In 1921 he immigrated to Israel where he worked as a journalist, an editor, a translator and an author of poems, plays, etc. He was awarded the Israel Prize for literature in 1968 and died in 1970. Hameiri wrote three books in Hebrew on the war. "The Great Madness" based on his experiences at the front, "Hell on Earthbased on his experiences as a POW, and "War Stories". These stories focus on the Jewish soldiers and civilians during the war. The soldiers faced endemic anti-semitism from the Austro-Hungarian officers. The Eastern front was relatively fluid and the civilians were caught up in fighting. Ironically, the Russian abuse of the Jews was so brutal that they looked upon the Austro-Hungarians as saviors. The text depicts violence graphically and reader discretion is advised.

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Team-Mates

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Welsh Rarebit Tales

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