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Media studies is an academic discipline and field of study that deals with the content, history and effects of various media; in particular, the 'mass media'. The subject varies greatly in theoretical and methodological focus, but may be broadly divided into three interrelated areas: the critique of artistic styles and aesthetic forms (genre, narrative, and so on), the study of the production process (e.g. technologies and markets), and sociological analysis (of ideological effects, reception and consumption, etc.).

 
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A Handbook of Constructed Wetlands

By: Robert Bastian

Excerpt: This document was prepared by Luise Davis for the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service and the US Environmental Protection Agency-Region III, in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources. Partial funding has been provided with nonpoint source management program funds under Section 319 of the Federal Clean Waler Act. The findings. conclusions, and recommendations contained in the Handbook do not necessarily represent the polic...

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Green Prisons: Rethinking the Sustainability of the Carceral Estat...

By: D. Moran; Y. Jewkes

Description: School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK. This exploratory paper introduces the notion of the green prison, uncovering the ways in which environmental sustainability inflects carceral policies and practices. Focusing on the United States, it highlights the construction of an organizational sustainable development discourse within the correctional system, and argues that it is the system, rather than ...

Anderson, K. and Smith, S.: Emotional geographies, T. I. Brit. Geogr., 26, 7–10, 2001.; Banerjee, S. B.: Who sustains whose development? Sustainable development and the reinvention of nature, Organizational Studies, 24, 143–180, 2003.; Bondi, L.: Making connections and thinking through emotions: between geography and psychotherapy, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 30, 433–448, 2005.; Bonds, A.: Building Prisons, Building Poverty: Prison Sitings, Disp...

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Identification of Stakeholder Perspectives on Future Flood Managem...

By: E. Mostert; N. C. Van De Giesen; G. T. Raadgever

Description: Water Resources Management, Delft University of Technology, P.O. Box 5048, 2600 GA Delft, The Netherlands. This article identifies different stakeholder perspectives on future flood management in the downstream parts of the Rhine basin in Germany and The Netherlands. The perspectives were identified using Q methodology, which proved to be a good, but time-intensive, method for eliciting and analyzing stakeholder perspectives in a structured and unbiased ...

Eden, C.: Cognitive mapping: A review, Eur. J. Oper. Res., 36, 1–13, 1988.; Evans, J. S. T.: The knowledge elicitation problem - a psychological perspective, Behav. Inform. Technol., 7, 111–130, 1988.; Fischer, F.: Evaluating public policy, Nelson-Hall, Chicago, 1995.; Brown, S. R.: Political subjectivity: Application of q methodology in political science, Yale University Press, New Haven, 1980.; Denzin, N. K. and Lincoln, Y. S.: Handbook of qualitative research, 2nd Ed....

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Ephemeral Stream Sensor Design Using State Loggers : Volume 15, Is...

By: J. B. Lindsay; R. Bhamjee

Description: University of Guelph, Canada. Ephemeral streamflow events have the potential to transport sediment and pollutants downstream, which, in predominently agricultural basins, is especially problematic. Despite the importance of ephemeral streamflow, the duration and timing of the events are characteristics that are rarely measured. Ephemeral streamflow sensors have been created in the past with varying degrees of success and this paper presents a solution w...

Adams, E. A., Monroe, S. A., Springer, A. E., Blasch, K. W., and Bills, D. J.: Electrical resistance sensors record spring flow timing, grand canyon, arizona, Ground Water, 44(5), 630–641, 2006.; Arnell, N.: Hydrology and global environmental change, Pearson Education, 20002.; Bardossy, A. and Lehmann, W.: Spatial distribution of soil moisture in a small catchment. part 1: geostatistical analysis, J. Hydrol., 206(1–2), 1–15, 1998.; Bishop, K., Buffam, I., Erlandsson, M.,...

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Measuring Perspectives on Future Flood Management on the Rhine: Ap...

By: E. Mostert; N. C. Van De Giesen; G. T. Raadgever

Description: Water Resources Management, Delft University of Technology, P.O. Box 5048, 2600 GA Delft, The Netherlands. An overview of stakeholder perspectives promises to be useful in the agenda setting phase of water management policy processes. This paper compares different methods to measure perspectives, and identifies Q methodology as a structured method that allows for unbiased analysis. It is one of the first water management papers about Q methodology, and i...

Doyle, J. K. and Ford, D. N.: Mental models concepts for system dynamics research, Syst. Dynam. Rev., 14, 3–29, 1998.; Eden, C.: Cognitive mapping: A review, European Journal of Operational Research, 36, 1–13, 1988.; Beers, P. J.: Negotiating common ground – tools for multidisciplinary teams, Open Universiteit Nederland, 2005.; Brown, S. R.: Political subjectivity: Application of q methodology in political science, Yale University Press, New Haven, 1980.; Burton, A. M., ...

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 1969; Volume 40, Numbe...

By: B. F. Stone

Medical Reference Publication

IITRODUCTION 1. The adoption of Health For All In 1977 the Thirtieth World Health Assembly decided that the main social goal af governments and WHO in the coming decades should be the a~tainment by all the people of the world by the year 2000 of a level of health that wouid permit them to lead a socially and economicaLly productive life. This aoal is commonly known as Health For All by the year 2000. Health For All (HF.4) is a process leading to a progressive improvement...

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World Health Organization : World Health Forum, 1982 ; Volume 3 No...

By: Solomon Ayalew

Medical Reference Publication

With a population of 30 million and apercapita income of less than US$ 140, Ethiopia trails way behind most of the low-income countries in the United Nations list of least developed countries. Theoretically, the coverage of the health services is 43% of the population, the Ministry of Health's estimate being made on the assumption that a health station can provide services to 10 000 people, a health centre to 50 000 and cultural values and to the flow of new ideas and te...

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 1991; Volume 69, Numbe...

By: D. Forste

Medical Reference Publication

Since the discoveries of Jenner and Pasteur in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the medical sciences have made enormous progress in the control of infectious diseases. One measure of that progress was the eradication of smallpox. which was announced by WHO on 8 May 1980. The eradication of smallpox was a tremendous victory for mankind. It was an indication that scientific progress, when combined with international cooperation, has placed within our reach the poss...

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World Health Organization : Year 1993 ; World Health Organization,...

By: J. Alarcon

Medical Reference Publication

1. Introduction Since its inception in 1987, WHO'S Global Programme on AIDS (GPA) has gathered epidemiological data from around the world in order to learn more about the extent of HIV infection and AIDS and the routes and determinants of HIV transmission. It has also supported governments worldwide in establishing national AIDS prevention and care programmes to work with nongovernmental and international organizations on curtailing the spread of HIV and providing care f...

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Senate

By: Diane K. Skvarla

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: “Prepared under the direction of the U.S. Senate Commission of Art.” Includes bibliographical references and indexes. 1. Art, American-Catalogs. 2. Statesmen-United States-Portraits-Catalogs. 3. History in art-Catalogs. 4. Art-Washington (D.C.)-Catalogs. 5. United States. Congress. Senate-Art collections-Catalogs. I. Title: Catalogue of fine art. II. Kloss, William. III. Skvarla, Diane K., 1957- IV. McGoldrick, Jane R. V. United States. Congress. Senate. Commiss...

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 1975; Volume 52, Numbe...

By: J. Hotchin

Medical Reference Publication

0.1 The First European Conference on Environment and Health will bring together for the first time representatives of health and environment ministries of the 32 Member States of the WHO European Region. It will give public recognition not only to the increasingly high priority accorded to environmental health policies and programmes in these countries, but to the vital importance of collaboration among Member States and among institutions whose work may directly or indi...

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