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This book provides an overview of the innovative, arts-based research method of Body Mapping and offers a snapshot of the field. The review of body-mapping projects by Boydell and her colleagues confirms the potential research and therapeutic benefits associated with body-mapping. The book describes a series of body mapping research projects that focus on populations marginalised by disability, mental health status, and other vulnerable identities. Chapters focus on summarising the current state of the art, its application with marginalised groups, analytic strategies for body mapping, highlighting body mapping as a creation and a dissemination process, emerging body mapping techniques including web-based, virtual reality, and wearable technology applications, and measuring the impact of body maps on planning, practice and behaviour. Contributors and editors include interdisciplinary experts from the fields of psychology, sociology, anthropology and beyond.
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The publication of Murdock's Ethnographic Atlas in 1967 marked the first time that descriptive information on the peoples of the world primitive, historical, and contemporary had been systematically organized for the purposes of comparative research. In this volume, Murdock has completely revised this work, selecting 563 societies that are mostfully and accurately described in ethnographic literature. The identification of each society gives its geographical coordinates and date, its identifying number in the Ethnographic Atlas, and an indication of whether it is included in the Human Relations Area Files or the Standard Cross-Cultural Sample. In addition, bibliographical references are offered for each society.The information and suggested research techniques will be of value to comparativists in anthropology, history, political science, psychology and sociology. Most importantly, it offers a simple method for choosing a valid sample of the world known societies for cross-cultural research.
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Il gioco è, per Goffman, la metafora di tutti i piccoli incontri che avvengono fra le persone, negli anfratti di realtà lasciati ingovernati dalla pervasiva organizzazione della vita sociale: una sorta di terra di nessuno in cui si può esprimere la propria identità, soprattutto quella più vivida e ricca in presa diretta con le nostre emozioni.
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Drawing on four decades of research, Bernard Spolsky presents an updated theory of language policy that starts with the individual speaker instead of the nation. In this book, he surveys the language practices, beliefs, and planning efforts of individuals, families, public and private institutions, local and national activists, advocates and managers, and nations. He examines the diversity of linguistic repertoires and the multiplicity of forces, linguistic and non-linguistic, which account for language shift and maintenance. By starting with the individual speaker and moving through the various levels and domains, Spolsky shows the many different policies with which a national government must compete and illustrates why national policy is so difficult. A definitive guide to the field, this is essential reading for policy makers, stakeholders, researchers, and students of language policy.
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This innovative collection builds on current multimodal research to showcase image-centric practices in contemporary media, unpacking the increasing extent to which the visual plays a principal role in modern day communication. The volume begins by providing a concise overview of the history and development of multimodal research with respect to image-centricity, with successive chapters looking at how image-centricity emerges over time, unfolds in relation to language and other features in global design strategies. Bringing together contributions from both established and emerging researchers in multimodality and social semiotics, the book presents case studies on a variety of image-centric genres and domains, including magazines, advertising discourse, multimedia storytelling, and social media platforms. The aims of the book are, to interrogate the new multimodal genres, relations, forms of analysis, and methods of production that emerge from a greater reliance on visual components. Refining and broadening current understandings of image-centricity in today's media sphere, this collection will be of particular interest to scholars and students in multimodality, social semiotics, applied linguistics, language and media, and discourse analysis.
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Questo classico degli studi sulla cultura di massa, ancora profondamente attuale e capace di analizzare e prevedere lo spirito dei nostri tempi, si dimostra un punto di riferimento essenziale per gli studi recenti riguardanti la sfera del visuale. Lo studio di Morin, infatti, attento a descrivere le caratteristiche della cultura di massa, rivolge particolarmente la sua attenzione verso la produzione audiovisiva – cinema e televisione, più precisamente – attraverso un metodo di indagine che risulta anticipare i visual culture studies e che si offre come un importante modello per la comprensione profonda di ciò che i mass media e i new media mettono in atto
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Le arti, le concezioni estetiche, i modi e le mode, i riti religiosi e laici del Sol Levante di ieri e di oggi hanno suggestionato e suggestioneranno l'Occidente. Gian Carlo Calza, docente di Storia dell'arte dell'Asia orientale a Venezia, studia in questo saggio i linguaggi racchiusi in quei modelli della cultura nipponica che più di altri hanno affascinato l'Occidente, rintracciandone le tematiche filosofiche e di costume
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