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Sheltering the Homeless
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A project proposal for more affordable homes for people who are homeless.
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Cory Doctorow, on Copyright vs. Universal Access
Author, activist, journalist and blogger, Cory Doctorow, delivers a lecture on Copyright vs. Universal Access. Subtitled, The State of Play in the Global Copyfight, this lecture was part of the Q2C Festival at the Perimeter Institute in Waterloo.
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Learning outcomes

After studying this course you should be able to:

  • ask questions to encourage analysis of personal reading material

  • think about what the key concepts and issues are

  • detach from disagreements with the author's views.


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2.3.4 Symbolic data

The fourth kind of data is essentially symbolic – symbolic creations of minds, such as the texts people have written, their art, what they have said (recorded and transcribed), the exact ways they use language and the meanings they have communicated. These symbolic data are the products of minds, but once created they can exist and be studied and analysed quite separately from the particular minds that created them. These kinds of data are used to provide evidence of meanings, and th
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1.2 Considering disabled people

There are approximately one billion disabled people in the world – that’s around a seventh of the world’s population (World Bank, 2017). In Europe, one in seven people of working age (15–64) say that they have some form of disability (Author(s): The Open University

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4.6 From Enlightenment to Romantic thinking

The Enlightenment had typically expressed, on the one hand, the soul and imagination and, on the other, reason and intelligence in terms of incompatible opposites. Not so Delacroix:

What are the soul and the intelligence when separated? The pleasure of naming and classifying is the fatal thing about men of learning. They are always overreaching themselves and spoiling their game in the eyes of those easy-going, fai
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2.4 Can GM crops feed the world?

The issue of global food security is at the heart of many of the ethical issues related to GM technology. United Nations population scientists estimate that the world's population will increase by 2 billion over the next 30 years, posing huge challenges for global food production. More than 842 million people are currently chronically hungry. Proponents of GM crops argue that further development of this technology is vital to meet this challenge.

However, a more equal distribution of ex
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1.1 What is 'globalisation'?

Activity 1 What does ‘globalisation’ mean to you?

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Lesvoorbereiding rond het thema werken met oefeningen in hoekenwerk.

 


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2.4 Thinking through the challenges

In addressing the challenges of the social sciences, we have emphasised the ways in which social researchers are themselves located within a particular social and cultural context and that it is worthwhile to consider the implications of this for social science. This leads us to consider if, and how, our own position in society has an impact upon the way that we produce social scientific knowledge. In short, we should consider how much we draw upon our own values, assumptions and identities w
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Farm Animal Sounds for Children
This video includes several farm animals making sounds -- a rooster, cows, horses, a donkey, sheep, lamb, goats, baby chicks and geese. (02:30)
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Exploring Greek vases
What can you learn about an archaic community from the art they created? Can the way in which their artefacts are displayed enhance the experience of viewing it? Very few remains still exist from Ancient Greek culture on the whole. However because of the durability of the material, pottery is a large part of the archaeological record from this period in Greece’s history, and as a result these vases have exerted a disproportionately large influence on our understanding of Greek society. These f
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Festival of Britain, South Bank, Lambeth, London. A woman seated on a deck chair in front of the Homes and Gardens pavilion at the South Bank Exhibition during the Festival of Britain. Photographed in 1951 by M W Parry.
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1.1.1 Noms de rues

As you noticed on the town plan, street names in France and other French-speaking countries often commemorate famous people and historical events. In most French towns, you will find, for instance, rue/avenue/place/boulevard du Général de Gaulle or de la République or du 14 juillet (anniversary of the storming of the Bastille, which started the French Revolution).

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3.1 Theorising situations

This unit explores the processes through which we comprehend the world around us. When it comes to understanding and explaining the way that social life operates, social scientists draw from a conceptual tool kit, just as we possess a conceptual tool kit for watching a movie or as a spectator at any sports event. There are times when all human beings feel that something appears to be plausible or appears to be false and we are quite aware that others would disagree with our own point of view.
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2.1 Introduction

In this section, we explore how experiences of being an older person in the nineteenth century were constituted through the operation of the 1834 New Poor Law Act and the processes of industrial change that ran parallel to it. We examine the way this constructed the lives of older people as ‘other’ to the emergent ‘normal’ (adult, relatively youthful, male paid worker) and trace its legacy to reveal points of continuity and change.


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1.4.12 Bad deaths

What about the other end of the spectrum? What constitutes a bad death? Is there less contention about what constitutes a bad death? Extreme pain and discomfort, humiliating dependence and being a burden are obvious, but what about being alone? Many people say they fear dying alone but there are others who would prefer it. Sudden, unexpected deaths are clearly bad for those left behind but are they also bad for those who die in such circumstances? Sudden unexpected deaths used to be considere
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Sesame Street Keep Christmas With You All Through The Year
Sesame Street characters sing, Keep Christmas With You All Through the Year.  
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