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2.2 Insider/outsider perspectives

Social historians have long argued that we must study history ‘from the underside’, if we want to thoroughly understand a society. In other words, it is not sufficient to have a top-down knowledge of a society's institutions and politics. We need also to examine how ordinary, ‘unimportant’ people operate within a culture: what influences them and what they can (and cannot) influence; how they see their role in society and how others see it. The outsider view is the view from
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2.1 New perspectives

The purpose of studying religion is to make the strange familiar, and the familiar strange.

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1.5 Differing perspectives

Closely related to representation of religion is the recurring issue of differing perspectives. In talking about perspectives here, we are thinking about how we look at something. We rarely approach anything neutrally – either consciously or subconsciously we tend to adopt a particular perspective – and how we look at something affects what we see. Whenever we make assumptions, we impose them on events, phenomena and other people. This is as true for scholars examining religion as
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5.1 Post-structuralist perspectives: the production of social meaning

With the onset of the Second World War, because they came from Germany, Wolja and Lotte became ‘enemy aliens’ overnight, an identification they resisted. By contrast, both Victor and Françoise were viewed as ‘asylum seekers’. In all cases, their status derived from their country of origin. The discussion of gender and sexuality in Section 4 reveals a tension around the idea of citizenship as a status reflecting
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4.2 Feminist perspectives: who counts as a refugee?

The UN Convention has a very narrow definition of a ‘refugee’, which does not ‘accommodate those people who are forced to leave their country of origin because of economic and/or social disruption caused by environmental, political or economic turmoil or war. These are precisely the reasons that propel most refugees from the underdeveloped South’ (Lewis, 2003, p. 327). If we examine this definition further through a feminist theoretical perspective, we can see how social pol
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4.3.1 Knowledge and learning in the industry life cycle

In Section 3 we described technology as ‘given’ to firms. Now let us reflect on that idea. We can think of technology as consisting of bodies of knowledge necessary to produce artefacts. An appreciation of the importance of knowledge to economic activity is not new, for it was recognised by the eminent economist Alfred Marshall, who wrote that ‘Capital consists in a great part of knowledge and organisation’ (Marshal
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4.2 The industry life cycle

The model of the industry life cycle represents an industry as if it were a biological organism going through the stages of birth, growth, maturity and decline. This helps us to understand how a particular firm can become the ‘leader of the pack’ through innovation. In Section 2 it was explained that an economic model is a deliberate simplification of the world, which helps to provide a systematic way of thinking about causa
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2.1 Industry and markets: what do we mean?

Case study: Digital outsells film

Sales of digital cameras have overtaken traditional 35 mm cameras for the first time. According to monthly figures collated by national electric and photo retailer Dixons, digital camera sales out
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1.4 Structure of the financial services industry
Debt has now become a part of everyday life, with personal debt in the UK topping £1.1 trillion in 2005. In this unit, you will explore the different types of debt and loans and some of the associated concepts, arming yourself with more information to plan your financial future.
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1.3 Liberalisation in the financial services industry
Debt has now become a part of everyday life, with personal debt in the UK topping £1.1 trillion in 2005. In this unit, you will explore the different types of debt and loans and some of the associated concepts, arming yourself with more information to plan your financial future.
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Green Perspectives in Europe: Implications for the Americas
As a leader of the European Parliament's green coalition, Europe Écologie, Daniel Cohn-Bendit has effectively channeled public concern for the environment, gaining the coalition unexpected support in the last elections. "We have a project for Europe," Cohn-Bendit told The New York Times in 2009, "an idea — the ecological transformation of our way of production and way of life." The Franco-German leader is no newcomer to transformative ideas: he initially rose to prominence during the 1968 stu
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Formació d'acompanyament als centres per al Projecte eduCAT1x1. Maduresa tecnològica

Durada: 51 min. Vídeo. Generalitat de Catalunya (Departament d'Educació).
En aquest vídeo Antonio Cara i Narcís Vives, d'Itinerarium, parlen sobre Estratègies per identificar la maduresa tecnològica d'un centre. text complet

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'Mediterranean Yearbook' (Med) is a full-text scholarly ejournal. The bulk of the articles here are not relevant to the arts and humanities, but there are occasional themed sections on cultural and media issues. Of particular note is the themed section 'The Role of the Media in the Mediterranean' (four articles in the 2003/2004 issue). Other articles of interest include: 'Summer Festivals in Morocco: International Influence and a Factor of Social Cohesion'; 'The Influence of Arab Information C
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Tweety Hall
Tweety Hall is a project of the LGA Group (Local Government Association) it seeks to provide a directory of UK local government councillors who use the micro blogging service Twitter. It is possible to look by name of representative, area or political party. Each entry has statistics on posts, updates and followers and links to the latest postings.
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Panel discussion: How to Make Agriculture for Development Into a Reality
Panel discussion on turning the prescriptions of the World Development Report 2008, "Agriculture for Development," into policy on the ground. Speakers: Karen Brooks (World Bank); Kevin Cleaver (International Fund for Agricultural Development); Greg Traxler (The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation) Karen Brooks is the Africa region sector manager in Agriculture and Rural Development for the World Bank. Kevin Cleaver is the Assistant President for Programme Management at the International Fund for
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