Repairing the Athlete's Image

Studies in Sports Image Restoration
Author: Joseph R. Blaney,Lance Lippert,Scott J. Smith
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739138995
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 416
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This book presents case studies of various athletes, sports, and public relations scenarios with prescriptive advice for those attempting to repair athletic reputations. This invaluable study is an essential resource for graduate and upper-level undergraduate courses in sports communication and popular culture.

Reputational Challenges in Sport

Theory and Application
Author: Andrew C. Billings,W. Timothy Coombs,Kenon A. Brown
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351677608
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 244
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Issues of reputation management are negotiated in a wide array of contexts, yet arguably one of the most visible of these areas involves how such stories unfold within the sporting arena. Whether involving individual athletes, teams, organizations, leagues, or global entities, the process of navigating issues of image repair and/or restoration and crisis-based communication has never been more byzantine with a plethora of communicative media outlets functioning in myriad manners. Reputational Challenges in Sport explores the intersection of reputation, sport, and society. In doing so, the book advances theory and then explores individual, team, and organizational applications from varied methodological perspectives as they relate to reputation and identity management and crisis orientations. The book provides a synthesis of previous works while offering a contemporary advancement of these subjects from a variety of epistemological approaches. It gives voice to variety of perspectives that offer a robust advancement of issues relating to reputation, sport, and modern society.

Being Single on Noah's Ark

Author: Leonard Cargan
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742559592
Category: Social Science
Page: 230
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Cargan provides a brief history of marriage and family life and the changes occuring in them between 1950 and 2005. This book further evaluates the stereotypes that are applied to singles, noting changes that have occured in these beliefs.

Regenerative Strategies for the Treatment of Knee Joint Disabilities

Author: Joaquim Miguel Oliveira,Rui Luís Reis
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319447858
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 411
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This book presents regenerative strategies for the treatment of knee joint disabilities. The book is composed of four main sections totaling 19 chapters which review the current knowledge on the clinical management and preclinical regenerative strategies. It examines the role of different natural-based biomaterials as scaffolds and implants for addressing different tissue lesions in the knee joint. Section one provides an updated and comprehensive discussion on articular cartilage tissue regeneration. Section two focuses on the important contributions for bone and osteochondral tissue engineering. Section three overview the recent advances on meniscus repair/regeneration strategies. Finally, section four further discusses the current strategies for treatment of ligament lesions. Each chapter is prepared by world know expert on their fields, so we do firmly believe that the proposed book will be a reference in the area of biomaterials for regenerative medicine.

Image Studies

Theory and Practice
Author: Sunil Manghani
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415573408
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 271
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"Image Studies provides an engaging introduction to visual studies analysis and an account of existing and emergent visual culture debates, along with chapters on a range of topics, including: consumer culture and identity; photography and digital imaging; painting and drawing; the moving image; the relationship between image and text (including reference to text in art, comics and animation); and scientific imaging.Written in an engaging and accessible way, the text will also include extracts of existing critical materials. Each chapter will include key set readings, including short extracts from existing literatures with accompanying study notes and questions. The chapters will also include a range of critical and creative tasks, designed to bring the academic study of visual culture into direct contact with practical aspects of visual culture and image-making.Image Studies is a new text aimed predominantly at undergraduate students in visual culture, but which will also be useful for media studies students and arts students more generally"--

The Life of an Activist

In the Frontlines 24/7
Author: Randy Jurado Ertll
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 076186136X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 114
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The Life of an Activist is a non-fiction narrative that describes key steps on how to become and evolve into an effective activist and community leader. Ertll describes social movements and provides useful advice on how to successfully manage non-profits to accomplish positive social change that truly improves people’s lives.

Positive Body Image

Author: Justin Healey
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781922084446
Category: Body image
Page: 60
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Issues in Society is an invaluable series of books which contain previously published information sourced from newspapers, magazines, journals, government reports, surveys, websites and lobby group literature. The series offers up-to-date, diverse information about the social issues shaping our changing world. Each book explores a range of facts and opinions, providing the reader with a concise overview of the topic.

The Wiley Handbook of Eating Disorders

Author: Linda Smolak,Michael P. Levine
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118916247
Category: Psychology
Page: 1016
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This groundbreaking two-volume handbook provides a comprehensive collection of evidence-based analyses of the causes, treatment, and prevention of eating disorders. A two-volume handbook featuring contributions from an international group of experts, and edited by two of the leading authorities on eating disorders and body image research Presents comprehensive coverage of eating disorders, including their history, etiological factors, diagnosis, assessment, prevention, and treatment Tackles controversies and previously unanswered questions in the field Includes coverage of DSM-5 and suggestions for further research at the end of each chapter 2 Volumes

The Routledge Handbook of Strategic Communication

Author: Derina Holtzhausen,Ansgar Zerfass
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136207120
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 596
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The Routledge Handbook of Strategic Communication provides a comprehensive review of research in the strategic communication domain and offers educators and graduate-level students a compilation of approaches to and studies of varying aspects of the field. The volume provides insights into ongoing discussions that build an emerging body of knowledge. Focusing on the metatheoretical, philosophical, and applied aspects of strategic communication, the parts of the volume cover: • Conceptual foundations, • Institutional and organizational dimensions, • Implementing strategic communication, and • Domains of practice An international set of authors contributes to this volume, illustrating the broad arena in which this work is taking place. A timely volume surveying the current state of scholarship, this Handbook is essential reading for scholars in strategic communication at all levels of experience.

Nursing Care of the Pediatric Neurosurgery Patient

Author: Cathy C. Cartwright,Donna C. Wallace
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642325548
Category: Medical
Page: 444
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Nursing Care of the Pediatric Neurosurgery Patient is a detailed reference for nurses and other health care providers who care for children with neurosurgical problems. The explanations of pathophysiology, anatomy, radiodiagnostic testing, and treatment options for each neurosurgical diagnosis will help to clarify the rationale behind the nursing care. Descriptions of presenting symptoms, history and findings on neurological examination will help nurses understand the neurological disorder and identify problems. Each chapter includes case studies, impact on families, patient and family education, and practice pearls. Staff and student nurses working in clinics, critical care units, pediatric units, operating rooms, post-anesthesia care units, emergency departments, and radiology departments will benefit from the information presented. Although this book is written for nurses, medical students and neurosurgery residents will also find it helpful.


The Mediated Construction of Political Scandals in Four Nordic Countries
Author: Sigurd Allern,Ester Pollack
Publisher: International Clearinghouse on
ISBN: 9789186523275
Category: Political Science
Page: 211
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Den journalistiske behandling af politiske skandaler i de nordiske lande 1980-2010

The Hemingway Collection

Author: Ernest Hemingway
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476791988
Category: Fiction
Page: 8524
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Simon & Schuster presents a beautifully packaged bind-up of the Hemingway collection, available for the first time in ebook. Featuring the novels, short stories, and articles that brought Hemingway to fame, all together in one place with a fantastic new jacket to brighten up your ebookshelf. Inside you will discover The Sun Also Rises with a fresh new introduction from Philipp Meyer (author of American Rust and The Son), For Whom the Bell Tolls introduced by renowned war journalist Jeremy Bowen, and A Moveable Feast introduced by acclaimed Irish author, Colm Toíbín.

Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention:

Solving the Weight of the Nation
Author: Committee on Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention,Food and Nutrition Board,Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309221544
Category: Medical
Page: 478
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One-third of adults are now obese, and children's obesity rates have climbed from 5 to 17 percent in the past 30 years. The causes of the nation's obesity epidemic are multi-factorial, having much more to do with the absence of sidewalks and the limited availability of healthy and affordable foods than a lack of personal responsibility. The broad societal changes that are needed to prevent obesity will inevitably affect activity and eating environments and settings for all ages. Many aspects of the obesity problem have been identified and discussed; however, there has not been complete agreement on what needs to be done to accelerate progress. Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention reviews previous studies and their recommendations and presents five key recommendations to accelerate meaningful change on a societal level during the next decade. The report suggests recommendations and strategies that, independently, can accelerate progress, but urges a systems approach of many strategies working in concert to maximize progress in accelerating obesity prevention. The recommendations in Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention include major reforms in access to and opportunities for physical activity; widespread reductions in the availability of unhealthy foods and beverages and increases in access to healthier options at affordable, competitive prices; an overhaul of the messages that surround Americans through marketing and education with respect to physical activity and food consumption; expansion of the obesity prevention support structure provided by health care providers, insurers, and employers; and schools as a major national focal point for obesity prevention. The report calls on all individuals, organizations, agencies, and sectors that do or can influence physical activity and nutrition environments to assess and begin to act on their potential roles as leaders in obesity prevention.

Not Far Away

The Real-life Adventures of Ima Pipiig
Author: Lois Beardslee
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 9780759111202
Category: Fiction
Page: 275
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Part novel and part memoire, Not Far Away recounts the life of a female Ojibwe schoolteacher in northern Michigan as she endures the most caustic forms of racism.

The Political Economy of Robots

Prospects for Prosperity and Peace in the Automated 21st Century
Author: Ryan Kiggins
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319514660
Category: Political Science
Page: 336
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This collection examines implications of technological automation to global prosperity and peace. Focusing on robots, information communication technologies, and other automation technologies, it offers brief interventions that assess how automation may alter extant political, social, and economic institutions, norms, and practices that comprise the global political economy. In doing so, this collection deals directly with such issues as automated production, trade, war, state sanctioned robot violence, financial speculation, transnational crime, and policy decision making. This interdisciplinary volume will appeal to students, scholars and practitioners grappling with political, economic, and social problems that arise from rapid technological change that automates the prospects for human prosperity and peace.

Reliability of Structures, Second Edition

Author: Andrzej S. Nowak,Kevin R. Collins
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0415675758
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 407
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Reliability of Structures enables both students and practising engineers to appreciate how to value and handle reliability as an important dimension of structural design. It discusses the concepts of limit states and limit state functions, and presents methodologies for calculating reliability indices and calibrating partial safety factors. It also supplies information on the probability distributions and parameters used to characterize both applied loads and member resistances. This revised and extended second edition contains more discussions of US and international codes and the issues underlying their development. There is significant revision and expansion of the discussion on Monte Carlo simulation, along with more examples. The book serves as a textbook for a one-semester course for advanced undergraduates or graduate students, or as a reference and guide to consulting structural engineers. Its emphasis is on the practical applications of structural reliability theory rather than the theory itself. Consequently, probability theory is treated as a tool, and enough is given to show the novice reader how to calculate reliability. Some background in structural engineering and structural mechanics is assumed. A solutions manual is available upon qualifying course adoption.

The Odessa File

Author: Frederick Forsyth
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0099559838
Category: Fiction
Page: 422
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Can you forgive the past? It's 1963 and a young German reporter has been assigned the suicide of a holocaust survivor. The news story seems straighforward, this is a tragic insight into one man's suffering. But a long hidden secret is discovered in the pages of the dead man's diary. What follows is life-and-death hunt for a notorious former concentration camp-commander, a man responsible for the deaths of thousands, a man as yet unpunished.

The Daily Show and Rhetoric

Arguments, Issues, and Strategies
Author: Trischa Goodnow Knapp
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739150022
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 259
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The Daily Show and Rhetoric approaches the popular program from a scholarly, rhetorical perspective to uncover the rhetorical nature of the show. Using a variety of rhetorical methods, the book, taken as a whole, concludes thatThe Daily Show is more that just a show designed to make the audience laugh; it's designed to make the audience think.

Sex Scandals in American Politics

A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Construction and Aftermath of Contemporary Political Sex Scandals
Author: Alison Dagnes
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1441106464
Category: Political Science
Page: 200
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A collection of essays that examine the construction, disgrace, and consequences of political sex scandals from various academic disciplines.

Challenging and Emerging Conditions in Emergency Medicine

Author: Arvind Venkat
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119971586
Category: Medical
Page: 376
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With growing numbers of chronically ill patients surviving longer and receiving novel medical and surgical treatments, emergency departments are increasingly the venue for associated acute presentations. How can emergency physicians respond to these challenging and emerging conditions? This book focuses on the unusual and complex disease presentations not covered in detail in the standard textbooks, helping you manage patients with conditions such as congenital heart disease, cystic fibrosis, morbid obesity, intellectual disability and intestinal failure. Not only does this book provide guidance on evaluation and diagnosis, but it also addresses the practical issues of acute management and continuing referral. The individual chapters are written by high profile emergency physicians, in conjunction with appropriate specialists, and include authoritative evidence to back up the clinical information.