Sexual Harassment in Education and Work: Current Theories, Research and Best Practices for Prevention
Michele A. Paludi PhD; Jennifer L. Martin PhD; James E. Gruber PhD; and Susan Fineran PhD, LICSW
This book addresses current legal and psychological issues involved in campus and workplace violence, specifically sexual misconduct, and offers best practices for organizations seeking to prevent and respond to sexual misconduct.
Dr. Susan Fineran, Professor Emerita at the University of Southern Maine, wrote the Chapter 13 "Teaching an Online Course on Sexual Harassment: A Course for Graduate and Undergraduate Students".
James Aber, Susan Aber, and Firooza Pavri
Wind power has emerged in the twenty-first century as a viable and significant component of global energy production. And while embraced in some sectors, resistance remains to its full implementation in other situations.
Windscape is the authors' term for the variety of elements that feed in to the harnessing of wind power. They include the combination of local climate and geography, environmental and ecological conditions; the mix of public policies; human land use and available infrastructure. Just as a variety of factors combine to create a landscape, so these factors combine, the authors argue, to create a windscape.
In developing the concept, the authors look at the history of wind energy and its modern emergence as a viable power source; the technology of converting wind into electricity; public policy as regards wind power. Importantly, the authors do not shy away from examining some of the environmental and aesthetic negatives attached to the subject of wind power. Case studies illustrating the authors' arguments are derived from Europe, Asia and the USA, and the book concludes with a review of the current status of wind power. This book will be particularly useful to students on all kinds of renewables/sustainability courses, as well as for researchers, educators and developers working in the general area of wind engineering.
Stacy M. Jameson, Karen Klugman, Jane Kuenz PhD, and Susan Willis
On the Las Vegas Strip, blockbuster casinos burst out of the desert, billboards promise "hot babes," actual hot babes proffer complimentary drinks, and a million happy slot machines ring day and night. It’s loud and excessive, but, as the Project on Vegas demonstrates, the Strip is not a world apart. Combining written critique with more than one hundred photographs by Karen Klugman, Strip Cultures examines the politics of food and water, art and spectacle, entertainment and branding, body and sensory experience. In confronting the ordinary on America’s most famous four-mile stretch of pavement, the authors reveal how the Strip concentrates and magnifies the basic truths and practices of American culture where consumerism is the stuff of life, digital surveillance annuls the right to privacy, and nature—all but destroyed—is refashioned as an element of decor.
Piers Bierne PhD
This book analyses the animal images used in William Hogarth's art, demonstrating how animals were variously depicted as hybrids, edibles, companions, emblems of satire and objects of cruelty. Beirne offers an important assessment of how Hogarth's various audiences reacted to his gruesome images and ultimately what was meant by 'cruelty'.
Joseph A. Conforti
Most people could probably tell you that Lizzie Borden "took an axe and gave her mother forty whacks," but few could say that, when tried, Lizzie Borden was acquitted, and fewer still, why. In Joseph A. Conforti's engrossing retelling, the case of Lizzie Borden, sensational in itself, also opens a window on a time and place in American history and culture.
Surprising for how much it reveals about a legend so ostensibly familiar, Conforti's account is also fascinating for what it tells us about the world that Lizzie Borden inhabited. As Conforti--himself a native of Fall River, the site of the infamous murders--introduces us to Lizzie and her father and step-mother, he shows us why who they were matters almost as much to the trial's outcome as the actual events of August 4, 1892. Lizzie, for instance, was an unmarried woman of some privilege, a prominent religious woman who fit the profile of what some characterized as a "Protestant nun." She was also part of a class of moneyed women emerging in the late 19th century who had the means but did not marry, choosing instead to pursue good works and at times careers in the helping professions. Many of her contemporaries, we learn, particularly those of her class, found it impossible to believe that a woman of her background could commit such a gruesome murder.
Susan Fineran PhD, LICSW
School Social Work: Practice, Policy, and Research has been a foundational guide to the profession for over 40 years. The first comprehensive introduction to the field, the book has featured the writings of the pioneers in the field while also accommodating the remarkable changes and growing complexities of the profession with each subsequent revision. The profession continues to grow in both the US and internationally, despite the ever-present concerns surrounding limited resources, budgets, and social worker to student ratios. Contemporary school social work takes place throughout the whole school and community, it takes place through policy change, and it takes place with at-risk students and their families as well as through individual and group work with students who struggle both emotionally and academically. This book reflects the many ways that school social work practice impacts academic, behavioral, and social outcomes for both youths and the broader school community.
This revision features the contributions of 21 new scholars who bring their expertise in the field to this classic text. There are ten all-new chapters that reflect the current and emerging issues central to the profession, and eight extensive revisions of chapters from the previous edition. The eighth edition strengthens the book's focus on evidence informed practice, and places all content within the context of the prevailing multi-tiered model of school interventions.
"It's not just about giving them money": Cultural representations of father involvement among black West Indian immigrants in the United States of America
Lance Gibbs PhD
The current project examined the meanings of father involvement among black West Indian immigrant males and females (19-81 years old) who are lawful/legal permanent residents living in the United States (U.S.). Subsequent investigations explored the role race/ethnicity and migration played in producing and reproducing cultural meanings and understandings of father involvement, as an aspect of the immigrants' identity creation.
The issues of father involvement, especially among black migrant West Indians are important because work on Caribbean migration is feminized. Next, knowledge of black West Indian immigrant fathers and how they father in this new cultural space is not given much interest since all black fathers in the U.S. are seemingly placed into a preconceived racial category which carries very strong negative connotations. Lastly, black white dichotomization characterizes race relation in the U.S., but fails to take into consideration that blacks across the Diaspora are themselves a diverse group of people and as such, ethnic differences (West Indian immigrants and African Americans) and not across groups differences (black, white) need to be assessed.
Using racialogy and racial consciousness frameworks from Omi and Winant, and Roediger, I utilized survey responses and in-depth interviews from a diverse socio-economic group of West Indian immigrants at various sites across the U.S. to assess the issues of father involvement. I found that black West Indian migrants in the U.S. defined father involvement in holistic terms; financial provider, friend, educational instructor, life coach, and so on. The role of fathering was not limited to just childhood but continues until the father or child passed away. Father involvement was not confined to a household and is understood as a community behavior.
Migration and racial self-perception have profound effects on male immigrants' perceptions of fathering and plays an integral role in how they create and recreate their identities as immigrants. Religious attitudes from the home country also influenced how West Indian immigrants defined father involvement. Examinations of generational status did not reveal significant differences in responses.
Robert B. Louden Ph.D. and Beatrix Himmelmann
What reasons do we have to be moral, and are these reasons more compelling than the reasons we have to pursue non-moral projects? Ever since the Sophists first raised this question, it has been a focal point of debate. Why be Moral? is a collection of new essays on this fundamental philosophical problem, written by an international team of leading scholars in the field.
Daniel M. Martinez PhD and Ben W. Ebenhack
This book serves as a starting point for energy engineers, sustainability managers, political leaders, and properly informed citizens to explore the net value added by energy systems. Since some resources deplete and some new technologies will require time to emerge, the book takes the reader through the range of costs and benefits, considering the contexts of geography, human needs, and of time. The book takes a particularly close look at the underdeveloped world that currently lacks access to modern energy, and which is crippled by its dependence on dirty, inefficient biomass fuels o meet bare subsistence needs. The authors provide evidence for the reality that energy provides tremendous social value, ranging from the most basic survival to development, to great luxury, inevitably, at a cost. Based on this evidence the reader will be well-equipped to ask the questions: Which energy resources should be abandoned and which should be embraced as we strive for a sustainable future?
Julien Murphy PhD and Lillian S. Robinson PhD
By turns surprising and revelatory, this sixth volume in the Beauvoir Series presents newly discovered writings and lectures while providing new translations and contexts for Simone de Beauvoir's more familiar writings. Spanning Beauvoir's career from the 1940s through 1986, the pieces explain the paradoxes in her political and feminist stances, including her famous 1972 announcement of a "conversion to feminism" after decades of activism on behalf of women.
Feminist Writings documents and contextualizes Beauvoir's thinking, writing, public statements, and activities in the services of causes like French divorce law reform and the rights of women in the Iranian Revolution. In addition, the volume provides new insights into Beauvoir's complex thinking and illuminates her historic role in linking the movements for sexual freedom, sexual equality, homosexual rights, and women's rights in France.
Robert M. Sanford PhD
Everywhere we go in rural New England, the past surrounds us. In the woods and fields and along country roads, the traces are everywhere if we know what to look for and how to interpret what we see.
Laima Sruoginis MFA
This play for young adults is a contemporary rendition of Shakespeare’s ROMEO AND JULIET set in the Hong Kong neighborhood of Mong Kok. The play tells a love story between teenagers from two Mong Kok families, who have been ensnared in conflict since “a business deal went wrong.” Raj Kapoor, an Indian, and an idealistic young man, as well as a poet, falls in love with Juliet Chiu, the only daughter of the wealthy and powerful Chius of Mong Kok. Juliet proves to be the perfect match for Raj. Misunderstood by her materialistic parents, Juliet is a sensitive soul who also writes poetry, causing her parents to worry. However, the Chius are truly alarmed when their usually obedient daughter refuses to enter into an engagement for an arranged marriage with a wealthy businessman hand-picked by her parents...
Derek Tharp PhD, MFCS, CFP
Book chapter 7 by Derek Tharp.
Money-related stress dates as far back as concepts of money itself. Formerly it may have waxed and waned in tune with the economy, but today more individuals are experiencing financial mental anguish and self-destructive behavior regardless of bull or bear markets, recessions or boom periods. From a fringe area of psychology, financial therapy has emerged to meet increasingly salient concerns.
Financial Therapy is the first full-length guide to the field, bridging theory, practical methods, and a growing cross-disciplinary evidence base to create a framework for improving this crucial aspect of clients' lives. Its contributors identify money-based disorders such as compulsive buying, financial hoarding, and workaholism, and analyze typical early experiences and the resulting mental constructs ("money scripts") that drive toxic relationships with money. Clearly relating financial stability to larger therapeutic goals, therapists from varied perspectives offer practical tools for assessment and intervention, advise on cultural and ethical considerations, and provide instructive case studies. A diverse palette of research-based and practice-based models meets monetary mental health issues with well-known treatment approaches, among them:
- Cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused therapies.
- Collaborative relationship models.
- Experiential approaches.
- Psychodynamic financial therapy.
- Feminist and humanistic approaches.
- Stages of change and motivational interviewing in financial therapy.
A text that serves to introduce and define the field as well as plan for its future, Financial Therapy is an important investment for professionals in psychotherapy and counseling, family therapy, financial planning, and social policy
Shelton Waldrep PhD
Chapter in David Bowie: Critical Perspectives.
David Bowie: Critical Perspectives examines in detail the many layers of one of the most intriguing and influential icons in popular culture. This interdisciplinary book brings together established and emerging scholars from a wide variety of backgrounds, including musicology, sociology, art history, literary theory, philosophy, politics, film studies and media studies. Bowie’s complexity as a singer, songwriter, producer, performer, actor and artist demands that any critical engagement with his overall work must be interdisciplinary and wide-ranging in its scope. The chapters are organised around the key themes of ‘textualities’, ‘psychologies’, ‘orientalisms’, ‘art and agency’ and ‘performing and influencing’ in Bowie’s work. This comprehensive book contributes a great deal to the study of popular music, performance, gender, religion, popular media and celebrity.
Leonard J. Shedletsky and Jeffrey S. Beaudry
This book brings together research from scholars and professionals in the field of education to provide new insights into the use of visual aids for student development in reasoning and critical thinking.
Kathleen M. Ashley PhD and Pamela Sheingorn
Chapter in ROMARD: Research on Medieval and Renaissance Drama.
Robert Coakley PhD
Robert Coakley PhD
Michele E. Kaschub and Janice P. Smith
Music teacher education is under heavy criticism for failing to keep pace with the changing needs and interests of 21st century learners. Technological innovations, evolving demographics in the school age population, and students' omnipresent access to music and music making all suggest that contemporary teaching and learning occurs in environments that are much more complex than those of the 19th century that served as music education's primary model. This book surveys emerging music and education landscapes to present a sampling of the promising practices of music teacher education that may serve as new models for the 21st century. Contributors explore the delicate balance between curriculum and pedagogy, the power structures that influence music education at all levels, the role of contemporary musical practices in teacher education, and the communication challenges that surround institutional change. Models of programs that feature in-school, out-of-school and beyond school contexts, lifespan learning perspectives, active juxtapositions of formal and informal approaches to teaching and learning, student-driven project-based fieldwork, and the purposeful employment of technology and digital media as platforms for authentic music engagement within a contemporary participatory culture are all offered as springboards for innovative practice.
David Lambert PhD and John A. Gale MS
Rural residents face distinct health challenges due to economic conditions, cultural/behavioral factors, and health provider shortages that combine to impose striking disparities in health outcomes among rural populations. This comprehensive text about the issues of rural public health is the only book to focus on rural health from the perspectives of public health and prevention. It covers specific diseases and disorders faced by rural populations, service delivery challenges, practitioner shortfalls in rural areas, and promising community health approaches and preventive measures. The text also addresses rural health care ethics and international perspectives.
Jennifer D. Lenardson MHS; David Hartley PhD, MHA; John A. Gale MS; and Karen B. Pearson MLIS, MA
This book provides a summary and background of the current state of rural mental health and special consideration in working with rural populations. Chapters discuss some of the major models of service delivery that have been developed to address specific challenges faced in the delivery of quality mental health services. Finally, the book examines specific considerations and best practices for working with distinct subgroups in rural areas, ranging from minority groups to veterans. The book concludes with a discussion on the next steps in advancing the mental health of rural groups. This chapter on Substance Use and Abuse in Rural America looks at the prevalence of substance use and abuse in rural areas compared with urban, efforts to prevent substance use and abuse, treatment availability and accessibility, and continuing care and long-term support for abstinence. It also presents models of service delivery that address resource limitations common to rural areas.
Aggregation‐Induced Emission in Group 14 Metalloles (Siloles, Germoles, and Stannoles): Spectroscopic Considerations, Substituent Effects, and Applications
Jerome L. Mullin and Henry J. Tracy PhD
Chapter 2 of Aggregation‐Induced Emission: Fundamentals and Applications, Volume 1 Fundamentals, edited by Anjun Qin and Ben Zhong Tang.
Group 14 metalloles, specifically aryl‐substituted siloles, germoles, and stannoles, have been shown to exhibit dramatic aggregation‐induced emission (AIE) in mixed‐solvent systems, polymer films, and other phases, with luminescence emission enhancements of over two orders of magnitude. Considerable research efforts have been devoted to these compounds owing to their potential for use in electrooptical devices and chemical sensors. The characteristics and selected applications of metallole AIE are discussed, as is the hypothesis of its origin.
Edited by Professor Tang, who first discovered this phenomenon, this 2-volume reference addresses the fundamentals of Aggregation-Induced Emission (AIE). The book presents an overview of this rapidly emerging and exciting area of research, inviting scientists to renew their photophysical knowledge and stimulate new developments in the field. Covering fundamental issues of AIE, this reference work also discusses the design and synthesis of AIE-active molecules; includes an introduction to AIE, polymers with AIE characteristics and crystallization-induced emission enhancement. Mechanistic understanding of AIE processes are included, along with a discussion of the progress in the theoretical investigation of AIE mechanism and understanding of AIE mechanism by time-resolved spectrum measurements.
Gerald Peters PhD
David Pierson PhD
Book chapter "AMC’s Mad Men and the Politics of Nostalgia" from Media and Nostalgia: Yearning for the past, present and Future edited by Katharina Niemeyer.
Media and Nostalgia is an interdisciplinary and international exploration of media and their relation to nostalgia. Each chapter demonstrates how nostalgia has always been a media-related matter, studying also the recent nostalgia boom by analysing, among others, digital photography, television series and home videos.