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1.4 Sexuality, parenthood and social policy

Just as procreative sexuality within marriage has rarely been the focus of historical research, as a social phenomenon it has also been viewed as inherently unproblematic in terms of social policy. Unlike today, there was very little explicit legislation or public policy that directly addressed the ‘private’ sphere of marriage and family during the fertility decline. However, there were a number of broad social policy formations that made assumptions and reinforced dominant messages about
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6.5 The social construction of quantifiable risk

Earlier in this course we referred to the way in which social groups can develop shared cognitive schema. One important role for shared cognitive schema is to define the risks that we pay attention to, the dread in which we hold them and the perceived likelihood of their occurrence. Because these perceptions affect behaviour, they also play a role in selecting the risks that we face. In the last half century, some sociologists suggest (e.g. Beck, 1992; Giddens, 1990) that our concerns with ri
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Some Azure IoT Pi

Recently there was a comment on a Hardware Friday IoT post about connecting an IoT device to the cloud/Windows Azure.

Bruno Terkaly and Steven Edouard must have seen that (or MUCH more likely, realize this is a common question/request and have been working on this for months now...
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4.2 Actividad

Actividad 4.2

Patricio, the architect from Chile, is working in Valencia. He has a busy schedule.

1 Read the following e-mail message with his diary, as sent to his secretary. Put the different places listed into the
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1.2.4 Including the results of useful calculation

Can Table 2.4 be simplified further by pooling more rows or columns? Perhaps it might be, but there may well be a risk of losing some important or relevant information. So, before considering any further simplification, we shall look at adding information to the table, in the form of the
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Lower Beginner S2 #17 - Where’s the Nearest Convenience Store in Japan?
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! On a weekend trip to the Japanese countryside, you realize you’re about to run out of cash. You look around for a convenience store so you can use the ATM, but can’t see one anywhere…which is strange for Japan! You’ll have to ask someone, or you might be wandering around for [...]
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8.591J Systems Biology (MIT)
This course introduces the mathematical modeling techniques needed to address key questions in modern biology. An overview of modeling techniques in molecular biology and genetics, cell biology and developmental biology is covered. Key experiments that validate mathematical models are also discussed, as well as molecular, cellular, and developmental systems biology, bacterial chemotaxis, genetic oscillators, control theory and genetic networks, and gradient sensing systems. Additional specific t
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Content within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative C

5.2.1 A literal approach

One way in which we can interpret a rule is by treating it literally. Very simply this means looking at the words which comprise the rule, and at the way in which they are put together, and applying the rule ‘as is’ to a factual situation to which it applies. An example would be: ‘Dog owners are not permitted to let their dogs off the lead in the park’. If this is applied literally, it would mean that a person who did not own a dog, but who took a friend's dog to the park, would not b
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WEBS2002 Group Projects: What can Flickr photographs tell us about New York City?
WEBS2002 Group Projects: What can Flickr photographs tell us about New York City? - Jonathon Hare and Wil Muskett and Mark Cole and Jiwanjot Guron and Edward Baker and Callum Rooke and Rachel Whalley Keywords:Research Seminar , research , WAIS Research Seminar
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Buy Tb500 Online For Research

Video link (see supported sites below). Please use the original link, not the shortcut, e.g. www.youtube.com/watch?v=abcde

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1.1.1 Assessing your current level of knowledge

If you explore all the resources and activities in this course, you might need to allow between two and nine hours to complete it.

Before you read this guide, why not use the self-assessment questions on the next screen to rate your current level of knowledge?

Print or save these questions and for each question, mark the most appropriate number on the scale. When you have finished, you can review your answers. A score of three or less might indicate a gap in your knowledge
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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • demonstrate a knowledge of the different types of storage media for digital data

  • understand the basic concepts of electrical voltage and resistance, and the parameters used to specify batteries

  • demonstrate an overview of the historical development of ICT in video recording, newsgathering and new dissemination

  • compare the merits of different media as sources of news

  • disc
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TWC9: Windows 10 Media Event, Build Registration Dates, What is .NET Core and more... | This Week On

This week on Channel 9, Nisha and guest host Scott Klein discuss the week's top developer news, including;

2.1.3 Reflective diffraction gratings

Although the above description of diffraction has been in terms of light passing through a series of slits in a (transmission) diffraction grating, the type of grating which is currently most common in astronomy is a reflective diffraction grating or reflection grating. This again exploits the wave properties of light, in this case by making adjacent sections of a wavefront travel extra distances as it is reflected off a non-uniform surface. The non-uniform surface is actually a
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Luc Anselin: The Future of Spatial Analysis, Visualization, and GIS in Planning

During 2011-2012, the Department of Urban Studies & Planning will host a series of high-profile speakers and panels on a wide-range of topics related to the future of cities, planning, participation, economies, technology, design, and development. This series is part of a multi-year initiative in the department to raise cutting-edge questions about the field in an era of rapid change.

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OLD WARDOUR CASTLE, Wiltshire. Reconstruction drawing by Philip Corke of the inner courtyard, in the Middle Ages, with its decorative well cover. Servants.
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4.5.2 n-fold toruses

We can use a similar technique to find the Euler characteristic of a 2-fold torus. If we cut the surface into two, as shown in Figure 95, and separate the pieces, we obtain two copies of a 1-fold torus with 1 hole, each with Euler characteristic −1.

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5.4 ‘The desire to give politico-institutional expression to the first two core concepts

There is a strong case for regarding the third element in the ‘core structure’ of nationalism as the key one. Generally, as we have seen, nationalists want their nation to have a state, or statehood. But political self-determination might have other outlets.

From the comparatively ‘soft’ demands to harder and less compromising ones, the spectrum might consist of some form of:

  • recognition of the cultural distinctiveness of a ‘nationa
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8.8 Finding information in society

This unit will help you to identify and use information in society, whether for your work, study or personal purposes. Experiment with some of the key resources in this subject area, and learn about the skills which will enable you to plan searches for information, so you can find what you are looking for more easily. Discover the meaning of information quality, and learn how to evaluate the information you come across. You will also be introduced to the many different ways of organising your
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