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Review of Gary T. Barker, Dying to be Men: Youth, Masculinity and Social Exclusion  [cached]
Andrew Singleton
Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality , 2007,
Abstract: Review of Gary T. Barker, Dying to be Men: Youth, Masculinity and Social Exclusion (London: Routledge, 2005), viii + 186 pp.
Political, social and economic situation in North Caucasus during Russian empire consolidation
Evgeniy V. Novikov
European Researcher , 2011,
Abstract: The article is focused on political, social and economic situation in the North Caucasus during Russian Empire consolidation.
Windows on Empire: Perspectives from History, Culture and Political Economy (roundtable discussion)
Alex Colas,Christian Marazzi,Leo Panitch,Saskia Sassen
Journal of Critical Globalisation Studies (JCGS) , 2010,
Abstract: At the start of the new century notions of Empire and imperialism had all but disappeared from the lexicon of western humanities. Washington’s ‘war on terror’ and the accompanying invasion ofAfghanistan and Iraq, coupled with the publishing sensation that was Hardt and Negri’s Empire suddenly reversed this neglect. Questions of political hierarchy, military competition and socioeconomicdomination which had apparently disappeared from the world stage with the end of the Cold War have returned with a vengeance. In recent years, the most innovative scholarship and trenchant political interventions in the humanities have arguably emerged from engagements with such questions, offering a fresh range of concepts, analyses and interpretations on the place of Empire and imperialism in our world today. Sanjay Seth is Professor in the department of politics at Goldsmiths, University of London. Leo Panitch is Distinguished Research Professor of Political Science at York University. Saskia Sassen is Professor of Sociology at Columbia University and the London School of Economics. She is also a member of the Committee on Global Thought. Christian Marazzi is Professor and Director of Socio-Economic Research at the Scuola Universitaria della Svizzera Italiana. The roundtable is chaired by Alex Colás, who is Senior Lecturer in International Relations at Birkbeck, University of London.
Catholic Charity in Perspective: The Social Life of Devotion in Portugal and its Empire (1450 – 1700).  [cached]
Isabel dos Guimar?es Sá
E-Journal of Portuguese History , 2004,
Abstract: This article tries to outline the major differences between practices of charity within Europe, either comparing Catholics to Protestants, or different Catholic areas. The point of departure is constituted by the study of the Misericórdias, lay confraternities under royal protection who would develop as one of the main (if not the greatest) dispensers of charity either in Portugal or its Empire. Its evolution since the formation of the first misericórdia in Lisbon to the end of the seventeenth century is analysed, relating these confraternities to political, social and religious changes that occurred in the period under analysis. Issues related to their functioning, membership, rules, and economic activities, as well as the types of needy they cared for, are also dealt with, mainly through the comparison of different colonial and metropolitan misericórdias.
Compte rendu de Popovic (Pierre), Imaginaire social et folie littéraire. Le second Empire de Paulin Gagne  [cached]
Sarah Sindaco
COnTEXTES : Revue de Sociologie de la Littérature , 2009,
Abstract: Il fut et se voulut avant tout écrivain, mieux : poète. (p. 11)Imaginaire social et folie littéraire. Le second Empire de Paulin Gagne s’ouvre sur une introduction méthodologique où Pierre Popovic précise les principes de l’approche sociocritique, parmi lesquels se détache le concept d’ imaginaire social que l’auteur a mis au point et qu’il définit ainsi :L’imaginaire social est composé d’ensembles interactifs de représentations corrélées, organisées en fictions latentes, sans cesse recom...
Особенности социальной защиты ветеранов военной службы в Российской империи в XVIII – начале ХХ в. [The Peculiarities of Social Welfare for Military Service Veterans in the Russian Empire, XVIIIth through early XXth Centuries]  [cached]
Щербинин Павел Петрович / Pavel Petrovich Shcherbinin
Journal of Power Institutions in Post-Soviet Societies , 2007,
Abstract: The article reconstructs the peculiarities of the relationship between authority, society, social environment and military veterans from XVIIIth to early XXth centuries. It examines the system of social protection of retired and disabled soldiers and the opportunities of former soldier’s social adaptation to civil society. The author investigates family relations, everyday life and deviation of military veterans. Consideration is given to military veterans’ sentiments and psychology.
Resilience in Lower Columbia River Salmon Communities  [cached]
Irene E. Martin
Ecology and Society , 2008,
Abstract: In 1992, the first listings of Columbia River salmon under the Endangered Species Act occurred. Regulation of the Columbia River gillnet fishery since that time has greatly reduced fishing time and economic return to the fishing fleet. The counties where two-thirds of the gillnetters reside have registered negative social statistics during this period, including drug and alcohol abuse rates, incomes, and mortality rates, among others. The fishing communities' attempts to cope with this change, their strategies for resilience, and the potential consequences for their ability to advocate on behalf of salmon should they be further weakened are discussed. The possibility exists that the gillnet population could abandon its commitment to the Columbia River and settle in other areas.
Empire Maps on Surfaces  [PDF]
Caspar de Haes
Mathematics , 2011,
Abstract: This report is an introduction to mathematical map colouring and the problems posed by Heawood in his paper of 1890. There will be a brief discussion of the Map Colour Theorem; then we will move towards investigating empire maps in the plane and the recent contributions by Wessel. Finally we will conclude with a discussion of all known results for empire maps on higher genus surfaces and prove Heawoods Empire Conjecture in a previously unknown case.
Reasons of the Collapse of Scythian Empire
?lhami Durmu?
Journal of Gazi Academic View , 2008,
Abstract: Scythians had expanded over a large area from the Great Wall of China in the east to the Danube River in the west. Hanging down through Caucasia they had even shown their effectiveness on the Frontal-Asia. They had founded a powerful steppe empire which subsisted for a long period of time. Like many similar examples Scythian Empire had experienced such periods as the foundation, rise, decline and collapse. There were several reasons of the decandence of Scythian Empire namely geographic, demographic, economical, political and military. The empire had gradually lost its sovereignty as the percentage of its founding element in the total population decreased. Pasturages and the main trade centers got out of hand; new military equipments could not be developed and as a result the breakdown of the empire was quickened.
Predicting outbreaks: a spatial risk assessment of West Nile virus in British Columbia
Kaoru Tachiiri, Brian Klinkenberg, Sunny Mak, Jamil Kazmi
International Journal of Health Geographics , 2006, DOI: 10.1186/1476-072x-5-21
Abstract: Since the model performs much better for C. tarsalis than for C. pipiens, the risk assessment is carried out using the output of C. tarsalis model. The result of the spatially-explicit mosquito abundance model indicates that the Okanagan Valley, the Thompson Region, Greater Vancouver, the Fraser Valley and southeastern Vancouver Island have the highest potential abundance of the mosquitoes. After including human population data, Greater Vancouver, due to its high population density, increases in significance relative to the other areas.Creating a raster-based mosquito abundance map enabled us to quantitatively evaluate WNv risk throughout BC and to identify the areas of greatest potential risk, prior to WNv introduction. In producing the map important gaps in our knowledge related to mosquito ecology in BC were identified, as well, it became evident that increased efforts in bird and mosquito surveillance are required if more accurate models and maps are to be produced. Access to real time climatic data is the key for developing a real time early warning system for forecasting vector borne disease outbreaks, while including social factors is important when producing a detailed assessment in urban areas.West Nile virus (WNv), a potentially debilitating and fatal mosquito-borne disease first discovered in Uganda in 1937, has recently emerged as a health threat to the North American population. After the initial disease outbreak in New York City in 1999, WNv has spread widely and quickly across North America to every contiguous American state and Canadian province, with the exceptions of British Columbia (BC), Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland (Figure 1). To date, BC has not detected any endemic WNv activity despite operating a comprehensive surveillance program for dead corvids, mosquitoes and human infections. Twenty human cases were identified in BC in 2003, but all were attributed to out-of-province travel [1]. BC is now, however, at the frontier of this diseas
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