Includes bibliographical references: p. 419, index.
What is it like to be old, have many health problems, and live alone? This book enters the lives of frail elders who live alone and vividly conveys their continuing struggle to maintain their independence. Many look to their homes as the important facilitating element for that independence; the home environment and personal space are often the most significant elements for elders living alone.
This addition to Anissa Rogers' bestselling Human Behavior in the Social Environment expands the original text with new chapters on spirituality, families and groups, organizations, and communities. Written in the compact, concise manner of the original text, the new chapters cover mezzo and macro contexts, and offer additional material valuable to two- and three-semester HBSE courses.
A study of the environment worldwide considering the philsophical perspectives, values, preferences, and economic interests that underlie environmental politics.
The field of "Environment-and-Behavior" This bibliography is aimed at the researcher and advanced student working in the field of environmental psychology, as it has come to be designated over the past decade. A more appropriate term might be "environment-behavior studies," to suggest the important characteristic of this field as one that transcends the province of the psychologist, and brings together workers, as well as problems, methods, and concepts from a great diversity of disciplines and professional fields. Among these we may include geography and sociology, architecture, landscape architecture and planning, forestry, natural resource management and leisure and recreation research -- to name only the most important of the diverse fields from which material for this bibliography has been drawn. This is in fact one of the primary reasons for our belief in the value of such a volume. The literature in the environment-behavior field is scattered through the most diverse sources, including not only the major periodical and monographic literature in each of the above-mentioned disciplines and professions (and others as well), but also a variety of more specialized publications of varying degrees of accessibility. Thus it seemed to us helpful to the researcher, teacher and student in this area to bring this far-flung literature together in a single volume, that might be used as a guide to the field. We aimed at a comprehensive treatment, including both basic and applied aspects, and relations of behavior both to the man-made or artificial and to the natural environment.
The majority of the 30,000-plus undergraduates at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign—including the large population of Korean American students—come from nearby metropolitan Chicago. Among the campus’s largest non-white ethnicities, Korean American students arrive at college hoping to realize the liberal ideals of the modern American university, in which individuals can exit their comfort zones to realize their full potential regardless of race, nation, or religion. However, these ideals are compromised by their experiences of racial segregation and stereotypes, including images of instrumental striving that set Asian Americans apart. In The Intimate University, Nancy Abelmann explores the tensions between liberal ideals and the particularities of race, family, and community in the contemporary university. Drawing on ten years of ethnographic research with Korean American students at the University of Illinois and closely following multiple generations of a single extended Korean American family in the Chicago metropolitan area, Abelmann investigates the complexity of racial politics at the American university today. Racially hyper-visible and invisible, Korean American students face particular challenges as they try to realize their college dreams against the subtle, day-to-day workings of race. They frequently encounter the accusation of racial self-segregation—a charge accentuated by the fact that many attend the same Evangelical Protestant church—even as they express the desire to distinguish themselves from their families and other Korean Americans. Abelmann concludes by examining the current state of the university, reflecting on how better to achieve the university’s liberal ideals despite its paradoxical celebration of diversity and relative silence on race.
In this book, the contributors agree--despite their theoretical orientation--that individuals have a need for both belonging and autonomy, and that the challenge of balancing these two needs is the basic challenge in intimate relationships. Each chapter addresses this challenge both theoretically and clinically.
Today’s news is filled with many horrible stories of people harming other people, or animals, or the land. Humans wreak a lot of pain and destruction on others. Author Ramzi F. Saab, believes it’s time for a change. In the Democratic State of Environment Intimate Minds, he offers a clear plan for reorganizing the world in a way to bring the most fulfillment to the most people. Alternating between descriptions of elements of a manifesto/utopian plan and a speculative-fiction story, Saab calls for a soft revolution that will improve everyone’s life, presenting answers or solutions for most of humanity’s problems in the areas of politics, economy, housing, justice, ethics, and happiness. The unique premise invites the bad guys to change the world without losing any of their benefits while the good guys need only to vote one time to start the Democratic State of Environment. The suggested solutions presented in the Democratic State of Environment Intimate Minds were developed using the root-cause approach reflecting Saab’s way of life and his respect for nature and human life.
This evocative compilation of photographs depicts people existing within landscapes from all over the world. Acclaimed humanitarian photographer Lisa Kristine commemorates the awe-inspiring vastness of nature, juxtaposing it with the small, ordinary moments of people's lives. From the Great Sahara's indigo-swathed Tuareg nomads traversing the desert via traditional caravan, to the majestic ruin of Machu Picchu jutting up from the Andean peaks, to the ethereal River Li in China, where fishermen still train birds to help them hunt, as they have done for generations. At once a celebration of wonderful diversity and a sensitive perspective on the human relationship with the environment, The Intimate Expanse invites you, page by page, on a boundless journey of discovery that is as captivating as it is unforgettable.
The Raad ny Foillan (Way of the Gull) is a 96 mile footpath around the Isle of Man. The route description is set out as a circuit and split into stages, with the longest walk being 15.5 miles and the shortest being 7 miles. Any fast walkers may wish to complete two stages per day, while those progressing at a more leisurely pace may decide to amble along and take in the splendid attractions along the way. There are two other walks described in this guidebook. The 23 mile Millennium Way, which follows the ancient route of the kings, from Ramsey to Castletown, and 14 mile The Herring Way which takes a more traditional route from Peel to Castletown. Both these routes cross the hills of the island's interior and can be combined to make an interesting longer walk. Reprinted in 2013 with updates.
"A fascinating show... There's a lovely miniature portrait of Robert Burns here by Alexander Reid, which, dating from the last years of the poet's life, must have been prepared as a tiny memorial" Guardian Guide "...clear in its layout, yet sumptuous i