Legal Literacy

Author: Archie Zariski
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
ISBN: 9781927356449
Release Date: 2014-10-01
Genre: Law

To understand how the legal system works, students must consider the law in terms of its structures, processes, language, and modes of thought and argument—in short, they must become literate in the field. Legal Literacy fulfills this aim by providing a foundational understanding of key concepts such as legal personhood, jurisdiction, and precedent, and by introducing students to legal research and writing skills. Examples of cases, statutes, and other legal materials support these concepts. While Legal Literacy is an introductory text, it also challenges students to consider critically the system they are studying. Touching on significant socio-legal issues such as access to justice, legal jargon, and plain language, Zariski critiques common legal traditions and practices, and analyzes what it means “to think like a lawyer.” As such, the text provides a sound basis for those who wish to pursue further studies in law or legal studies as well as those seeking a better understanding of how the legal field relates to the society that it serves.

Interrogating Motherhood

Author: Lynda R. Ross
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
ISBN: 9781771991438
Release Date: 2016-12-30
Genre: Social Science

It has been four decades since the publication of Adrienne Rich’s Of Woman Born but her analysis of maternity and the archetypal Mother remains a powerful critique, as relevant today as it was at the time of writing. It was Rich who first defined the term “motherhood” as referent to a patriarchal institution that was male-defined, male controlled, and oppressive to women. To empower women, Rich proposed the use of the word “mothering”: a word intended to be female-defined. It is between these two ideas—that of a patriarchal history and a feminist future—that the introductory text, Interrogating Motherhood, begins. Ross explores the topic of mothering from the perspective of Western society and encourages students and readers to identify and critique the historical, social, and political contexts in which mothers are understood. By examining popular culture, employment, public policy, poverty, “other” mothers, and mental health, Interrogating Motherhood describes the fluid and shifting nature of the practice of mothering and the complex realities that define contemporary women’s lives.

Mind Body World

Author: Michael R. W. Dawson
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
ISBN: 9781927356173
Release Date: 2013-07-15
Genre: Computers

Cognitive science arose in the 1950s when it became apparent that a number of disciplines, including psychology, computer science, linguistics, and philosophy, were fragmenting. Perhaps owing to the field's immediate origins in cybernetics, as well as to the foundational assumption that cognition is information processing, cognitive science initially seemed more unified than psychology. However, as a result of differing interpretations of the foundational assumption and dramatically divergent views of the meaning of the term information processing, three separate schools emerged: classical cognitive science, connectionist cognitive science, and embodied cognitive science. Examples, cases, and research findings taken from the wide range of phenomena studied by cognitive scientists effectively explain and explore the relationship among the three perspectives. Intended to introduce both graduate and senior undergraduate students to the foundations of cognitive science, Mind, Body, World addresses a number of questions currently being asked by those practicing in the field: What are the core assumptions of the three different schools? What are the relationships between these different sets of core assumptions? Is there only one cognitive science, or are there many different cognitive sciences? Giving the schools equal treatment and displaying a broad and deep understanding of the field, Dawson highlights the fundamental tensions and lines of fragmentation that exist among the schools and provides a refreshing and unifying framework for students of cognitive science.Michael R. W. Dawson is a professor of psychology at the University of Alberta. He is the author of numerous scientific papers as well as the books Understanding Cognitive Science (1998), Minds and Machines (2004), Connectionism: A Hands-on Approach (2005), and From Bricks to Brains: The Embodied Cognitive Science of LEGO Robots (2010).

The Critical Lawyers Handbook 2

Author: Paddy Ireland
Publisher:
ISBN: 0745310869
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Law

This text focuses on some of the key legal areas which have become increasingly important in recent years; particularly race, gender, the environment and international law. Considering how critical legal studies might inform radical legal and political practice, the contributors focus on the celebration of diversity and difference that characterizes critical legal scholarship.

Fundamentals of Global Strategy

Author: Cornelis de Kluyver
Publisher: Business Expert Press
ISBN: 1606490737
Release Date: 2010-08-20
Genre: Business & Economics

The globalization of the competitive landscape has forced companies to fundamentally rethink their strategies. Whereas once only a few industries such as oil could be labeled truly global, today many-from pharmaceuticals to aircraft to computers-have become global in scale and scope. As a consequence, creating a global competitive advantage has become a key strategic issue for many companies. Crafting a global strategy requires making decisions about which strategy elements can and should be globalized and to what extent.

Inner Paths to Outer Space

Author: Rick Strassman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781594779992
Release Date: 2008-03-27
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

An investigation into experiences of other realms of existence and contact with otherworldly beings • Examines how contact with alien life-forms can be obtained through the “inner space” dimensions of our minds • Presents evidence that other worlds experienced through consciousness-altering technologies are often as real as those perceived with our five senses • Correlates science fiction’s imaginal realms with psychedelic research For thousands of years, voyagers of inner space--spiritual seekers, shamans, and psychoactive drug users--have returned from their inner imaginal travels reporting encounters with alien intelligences. Inner Paths to Outer Space presents an innovative examination of how we can reach these other dimensions of existence and contact otherworldly beings. Based on their more than 60 combined years of research into the function of the brain, the authors reveal how psychoactive substances such as DMT allow the brain to bypass our five basic senses to unlock a multidimensional realm of existence where otherworldly communication occurs. They contend that our centuries-old search for alien life-forms has been misdirected and that the alien worlds reflected in visionary science fiction actually mirror the inner space world of our minds. The authors show that these “alien” worlds encountered through altered states of human awareness, either through the use of psychedelics or other methods, possess a sense of reality as great as, or greater than, those of the ordinary awareness perceived by our five senses.

Basics of Anesthesia 6 e

Author: Ronald D. Miller
Publisher: Elsevier India
ISBN: 9788131228982
Release Date: 2012-08-25
Genre:

With the most authoritative and complete overview of anesthesia theory and practice, the latest edition of Basic Anesthesia, edited by noted anesthesiologist Ronald D. Miller, MD and Manuel C. Pardo, Jr., MD, continues to serve as an excellent primer on the scope and practice of anesthesiology. Widely acknowledged as the foremost introductory text, the new edition-now presented in full color throughout-has been thoroughly updated to reflect new and rapidly changing areas in anesthesia practice including new chapters on awareness under anesthesia, quality and patient safety, orthopedics, and expanded coverage of new ultrasound techniques in regional anesthesiology with detailed illustrated guidance. You can access the full text and image library online at www.expertconsult.com. Obtain a clear overview of everything you need to know about the fundamentals of anesthesia, including basic science and emerging clinical topics. Efficiently retain and synthesize information more easily thanks to a concise, at-a-glance format with numerous illustrations and tables throughout the book that condense complex concepts, and 'Questions of the Day' to assist you in understanding key material presented in each chapter.

Global Business Regulation

Author: John Braithwaite
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107717503
Release Date: 2000-02-13
Genre: Business & Economics

Across an amazing sweep of the critical areas of business regulation - from contract, intellectual property and corporations law, to trade, telecommunications, labour standards, drugs, food, transport and environment - this book confronts the question of how the regulation of business has shifted from national to global institutions. Based on interviews with 500 international leaders in business and government, this book examines the role played by global institutions such as the WTO, the OECD, IMF, Moody's and the World Bank, as well as various NGOs and significant individuals. The authors argue that effective and decent global regulation depends on the determination of individuals to engage with powerful agendas and decision-making bodies that would otherwise be dominated by concentrated economic interests. This book will become a standard reference for readers in business, law, politics and international relations.

Open Data Structures

Author: Pat Morin
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
ISBN: 9781927356388
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Computers

This textbook teaches introductory data structures.

Introduction to Structures

Author: W R Spillers
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9781782420552
Release Date: 2002-09-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This book focuses on the changes made in building science and practice by the advent of computers. It explains many more tools now available in the contemporary engineering environment. The book discusses the more commonly used topics of structural failure, cable-nets and fabric structures, and topics of non-linear analysis. Problems with solutions are provided. Focusses on the changes made in building science and practice by the advent of computers Discusses structural failure, cable-nets and fabric structures, and topics of non-linear analysis Chapters discuss statically determinate and indeterminate structures, deflections of structures and provides solutions to problems

National Judges As EU Law Judges The Polish Civil Law System

Author: Urszula Jaremba
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9789004261471
Release Date: 2013-10-17
Genre: Law

In National Judges as EU law Judges: The Polish Civil Law System Urszula Jaremba examines the way civil judges in Poland function as decentralised EU judges. To this end, the author employs legal and empirical - that is to say quantitative and qualitative − methodology and theory.

Health and Safety in Canadian Workplaces

Author: Jason Foster
Publisher: UBC Press
ISBN: 1771991836
Release Date: 2016-07-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

"Workplace injuries happen every day and can profoundly affect workers, their families, and the communities in which they live. This textbook provides workers and students with an introduction to effective injury prevention. It pays particular attention to how issues of precarious employment, gender, and ill-health can be better handled in Canadian occupational health and safety (OHS). Health and Safety in Canadian Workplaces offers an extensive overview of central OHS concepts and practices and provides practical suggestions for health and safety advocacy. It attempts to bring OHS into a twenty-first century context by discussing contemporary workplaces and the health effects of new work processes and structures while recognizing that safety has gendered and racialized dimensions. Foster and Barnetson contend that the practice of occupational health and safety can only be understood if we acknowledge that workers and employers have conflicting interests. Who identifies what workplace hazards should be controlled is therefore a product of the broader political economy of employment and one that should be well understood by those working in the field."--