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3.4 Sexuality

Just as ‘normal’ parenthood was seen as outside the realm of social policy (although framed and supported by it), sexual practices within marriage were widely seen as an essentially private matter. Foucault (1984) argued that while sexualities were very actively shaped by the Victorians through a range of discourses, particularly those of professional, medical and scientific interests, within marriage it was increasingly an area of silence. Up to the eighteenth century matrimonial relatio
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Excel nivel 2 (2010)

Con la evolución de las tecnologías, el ordenador personal y las aplicaciones ofimáticas se han convertido en herramientas de trabajo de uso cotidiano. Tareas que antiguamente se realizaban con calculadora, ahora requieren del uso de ordenadores y aplicaciones ofimáticas para su realización. En este campo han surgido aplicaciones para la gestión hojas de cálculo como Microsoft Excel y su uso es cada vez más requerido por los distintos responsables de la universidad, que a su vez dema
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4.2.3 Business needs sustainability

The second argument is more profound: long-term profitability, and the existence of business itself, is threatened if companies can't transform themselves. This assumes that although the costs of environmental and social impacts can be ignored for a period, in the context of globalisation of environmental, social and political processes, they will come back to haunt businesses, and ultimately threaten their survival. There are several communications and management tools that have been develop
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7.1 Translating your plan

You have now reached the stage when it is time to translate your plan, whatever its form, into the assignment itself. It is likely that this will be a first attempt at the exercise – a first draft. You may be one of the lucky few who only needs to write one draft. Or, if you have taken some time over your planning, one draft before the final version may be enough. But if you are finding it difficult to reconcile opposing points of view or to fit in a great deal of information, you may need
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7.1 Ideologies and discourses

Some social scientists, following the French writer Michel Foucault (1972, 1976, 1979), have argued that the view of ideology developed in Section 6 is too narrow because of the link that it creates between sets of ideas and the interests of specific social groups – for example, in identifying a capitalist ideology as if ideas go around with number plates on their back which allow us to see whose ideas they are. They suggest that we need a more complex view of how social knowledges are orga
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2 Models of thinking

In Section 1, you were asked to think about your own definitions of inclusive education. In Section 2, we show how personal experience of inclusion and exclusion has been a major driving force in the development of inclusive education, with disabled adults in particular struggling to redefine their experiences of schooling. One major factor in this struggle towards redefinition has been the shift towards a social model of disability.

Rieser and Mason have described a model as ‘not nec
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1.8.1 The experience of Hillsborough

We have explored the challenges of entering into situations which are ambiguous and open to competing interpretations. But what happens in a situation where nobody knows what is going on, where established meanings have collapsed altogether? Tom Heller gives a graphic account of such a situation in his description of his experience of the Hillsborough football stadium disaster.

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3.1 Doctors: the ‘Great-I-Am’

We pin a lot of hopes on doctors. We expect them to know all that is relevant about the classification and treatment of diseases. We expect them to be able to make us better, and to give us an indication of what will happen to us next. There are strong pressures on doctors to respond to this expectation – to be knowledgeable and confident, to set themselves apart from ordinary mortals. Lesley Mackay is a researcher who, in 1989–90, carried out an extensive study involving over a hundred i
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Design Tool Integration: Model Flexibility for the Building Profession
The development of ICAtect, as discussed in the Building Systems Automation and Integration Symposium of 1991, provides a way of integrating simulation tools through a common building model. However, ICAtect is only a small step towards the ultimate goal of total integration and automation of the building design process. In this paper we investigate the next steps on the path toward integration. We examine how models structured to capture the physical attributes of the building, as required by s
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1.6.3 Mailing lists and newsgroups

Mailing or discussion lists are email-based discussion groups. When you send an email to a mailing list address, it is sent automatically to all the other members of the list.

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7.4 Emergency procedures

7.4.1 What do you do if a chemical catches on fire?

It is important to know which fire extinguisher is appropriate for the chemical you are using. The four commonly used extinguishers are carbon dioxide, dry powder, foam, and water.

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Introduction

Sorley Maclean (1911–1998) is now regarded as one of the greatest Scottish poets of the twentieth century. However, until the 1970s, his verse was known by very few people. In that decade, publication of English translations of his work and the impact of his public readings established him in the eyes of poetry lovers in Scotland, Ireland and England, as well as further afield, as a major poet.

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"Collateral Damage: Human Rights and U.S. Foreign Policy in the 21st Century" (video)
power poster Lecture by Samantha Power, Anna Lindh Professor of Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Samantha Power's book, A Problem From Hell: America and the Age of Genocide, was awarded the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for general non-fiction. She was the founding executive director of th
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La biodiversité cultivée ou élevée (Vidéo)

Etienne Hainzelin présente les principaux types de biodiversité associés aux systèmes agricoles : biodiversité de soutien et biodiversité destructrice. Se focalisant sur la première, il montre que dans l'histoire récente, les populations humaines se sont concentrées sur quelques variétés "élites", dans le cadre d'une agriculture intensive, au détriment de toute ...
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1 Why is information security important?

This course introduces you to information security and its management.

A succinct definition of information security might run as follows:

Information security is the collection of technologies, standards, policies and management practices that are applied to information to keep it secure.

But why is it important to secure information? And how should its security be managed? To
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IPR Symposium 2018: Panel Debate on the Role of Women in Politics and Work
In this panel debate Dr Ana Weeks, Gita Sahgal, Professor Sarah Childs, Dr Farah Mihlar and Dr Emma Carmel discuss the role of women in politics and work. This panel debate took place on 13 September 2018 as part of the IPR's Annual Symposium, 'Feminism, Gender Equality, and Public Policy: Where are we now?'
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1.1 Reporting international financial information

This course is not concerned with how accounting information is captured or stored, nor how it is used internally within an international group, although those are certainly significant issues, but rather with how public financial statements are prepared, audited and used. Essentially, we are dealing with how reports on a company's financial situation are compiled for external purposes and how that compilation is constrained and shaped. Reporting rules are not exactly the same in any two coun
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Conclusion

This free course provided an introduction to studying Computing & IT. It took you through a series of exercises designed to develop your approach to study and learning at a distance, and helped to improve your confidence as an independent learner.


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