Literacy in Times of CrisisLiteracy in Times of Crisis



In any case, the ways in which individuals and communities use literacy in times of crisis are highly contextual, ... Socio-Cultural Literacy Practice A focus on literacy in context is grounded in a sociocultural perspective that ...

Author: Laurie MacGillivray

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135237189

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"Fresh, provocative, timely, and important, this volume extends the field of sociocultural literacies in new directions."--Marjorie Faulstich Orellana, University of California, Los Angeles On the frontline of critical issues in education today, this book covers new ground for teachers and teacher educators for whom crisis is a daily part of their work. It explores the relationship between crisis and literacy in order to: improve educators’ ability to recognize, cope with, and avoid crisis; advance understanding of the dynamic relationship between crisis and cultural, historical, and political literacy practices; and contribute to a deeper theoretical understanding of literacy practices as they are situated in social practices. The types of crises addressed are diverse, including natural disaster, cultural and community disjuncture, homelessness, family upheaval, teen pregnancy, and disability. Along with nine empirical studies, a teacher early in her career, a veteran teacher, and teacher educators share their perspectives in commentary sections at the opening and conclusion of the book in order to provide applications to their specific fields.

Crisis Management in TourismCrisis Management in Tourism



This chapter suggests further research focusing on a relationship between national culture and crisis management. ... K. and Kliche, S. (2004) The strategic alliances between the Americans and German companies: a cultural perspective.

Author: Eric Laws

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9781845930479

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Page: 392

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Using examples from the UK, Europe, America, Australia and Asia, this book provides an analysis of the latest thinking and practice in dealing with extreme and sudden reductions in demand for specific tourist destinations or products. It shows that managerial responses, including problem solving and market recovery steps, vary in effectiveness and that recovery may be slow after initial problems are overcome.

Putting Crisis in PerspectivePutting Crisis in Perspective



This collected book analyzes the phenomenon of crisis manifested across various historical periods.

Author: Artur Skweres

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030867234

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Page: 108

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This collected book analyzes the phenomenon of crisis manifested across various historical periods. It offers unique, multifaceted, and interdisciplinary perspectives on the issues of crises and finds numerous applications in the fields of literature, linguistics, advertising, photography, and foreign language teaching. The collection is divided into two parts. The chapters in its first part analyze literature and language: from medieval England to cultural changes in America occurring under the influence of the transformation caused by the propagation of print culture. The incisive commentaries consider the works of culture that span not only literature but also film. They reveal how much we can learn by considering how past generations perceived reality in times of crisis. The second part of the book contains chapters, which examine texts related to contemporary crises expressed in the visual media of advertising and photography, but also in foreign language teaching. As the authors show, both ads and non-commercial, socially engaged photographs can influence the viewer in a swift and impactful manner by conveying messages of great social importance. The authors convincingly that argue both photographs and ads can be used for social benefit by visualizing even the unpleasant or shocking sides of reality. Finally, the notion of crisis experienced by students of English as a foreign language is analyzed and supplemented by research which may prove useful for researchers and practitioners alike.

Worldviews Science and UsWorldviews Science and Us



... but with particular significance in times of crisis or transition. In the humanities, it was the turn to culture, or rather the return to culture — and the emergence of cultural studies as a consolidated knowledge movement (see Ref.

Author: Diederik Aerts

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789814458672

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This volume is part of the “Worldviews, Science and Us” series of proceedings and contains several contributions on the subject of worlds, cultures and society. It represents the proceedings of several workshops and discussion panels organized by the Leo Apostel Center for Interdisciplinary studies within the framework of the “Research on the Construction of Integrating Worldviews” research community set up by the Flanders Fund for Scientific Research, over the period of time between 2005 to 2010. Further information about this research community and a full list of the associated international research centers can be found at http://www.vub.ac.be/CLEA/res/worldviews/ Contents:Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Worlds, Cultures and Society (Diederik Aerts, Bart D'Hooghe, Rik Pinxten & Immanuel Wallerstein)Why Consciousness has No Plural (Koen Stroeken)The Relevance of a Non-Colonial View on Science and Knowledge for an Open Perspective on the World (Rik Pinxten)An Atlas for the Social World: What Should It (Not) Look Like? Interdisciplinarity and Pluralism in the Social Sciences (Jeroen Van Bouwel)Worlds of Legitimate Welfare Arrangements: A Realistic Utopia on Pensions (Patricia Frericks & Robert Maier)Imagination and Empathy as Conditions for Interpersonal Understanding in the Context of a Facilitating Worldview (Hans Alma & Adri Smaling)Worldview as Relational Notion? Reconsidering the Relations Between Worldviews, Science and Us from a Radical Symmetrical Anthropology (Lieve Orye)The Structures of Knowledge in a World in Transition (Richard E Lee)On Bridging Theory and Practice in the Perspective of History (Ellen Van Keer)Addressing the Sustainability Challenge Beyond the Fact-Value Dichotomy: A Call for Engaged Knowledge (Gert Goeminne, Filip Kolen & Erik Paredis) Readership: Students, professionals and the general public. Keywords:Worldviews;Interdisciplinarity;Cultures and SocietyKey Features:The authors analyse the way in which worlds, cultures and society interrelate from the viewpoint of diverse scientific disciplines such as philosophy, anthropology, sociology, ethics, cultural studies and archeologyThe content of the book contributes in an essential way to the growth and integration of actual human worldviewsFeatures new papers of specialists in their field

Culture and Crisis CommunicationCulture and Crisis Communication



Transboundary Cases from Nonwestern Perspectives Amiso M. George, Kwamena Kwansah-Aidoo. definitions of what constitutes crisis but for our purposes here, we describe a crisis as a major occurrence that can potentially have a negative ...

Author: Amiso M. George

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119081883

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Page: 408

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A collection of case studies from nonwestern countries that offers an analysis of the significant role culture plays in crisis communication Culture and Crisis Communication presents an examination of how politics, culture, religion, and other social issues affect crisis communication and management in nonwestern countries. From intense human tragedy to the follies of the rich, the chapters examine how companies, organizations, news outlets, health organizations, technical experts, politicians, and local communities communicate in crisis situations. Taking a wider view than a single country’s perspective, the text contains a cross-cultural and cross-country approach. In addition, the case studies offer valuable lessons that organizations that wish to operate or are operating in those cultures can adopt in preparing and managing crises. The book highlights recent crisis events such as Syria’s civil war, missing Malaysia Flight MH370, andJapan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster. Each of the case studies examines how culture impacts communication and responses to crises. Authoritative, insightful, and instructive, this important resource: Analyzes how nonwestern cultures respond to crises Covers the role of culture in crisis communication in recent news events Includes contributions from 18 international authors who provide insight on nonwestern culture and crisis communication Written for communication professionals, academics, and students, Culture and Crisis Communication presents an insightful introduction to the topic of culture and crisis communication and then delves into illustrative case studies that explore intra-cultural and trans-boundary crisis communication.

Culture and Crisis CommunicationCulture and Crisis Communication



The book highlights recent crisis events such as Syria’s civil war, missing Malaysia Flight MH370, andJapan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster.

Author: Amiso M. George

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119009757

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Page: 416

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A collection of case studies from nonwestern countries that offers an analysis of the significant role culture plays in crisis communication Culture and Crisis Communication presents an examination of how politics, culture, religion, and other social issues affect crisis communication and management in nonwestern countries. From intense human tragedy to the follies of the rich, the chapters examine how companies, organizations, news outlets, health organizations, technical experts, politicians, and local communities communicate in crisis situations. Taking a wider view than a single country’s perspective, the text contains a cross-cultural and cross-country approach. In addition, the case studies offer valuable lessons that organizations that wish to operate or are operating in those cultures can adopt in preparing and managing crises. The book highlights recent crisis events such as Syria’s civil war, missing Malaysia Flight MH370, andJapan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster. Each of the case studies examines how culture impacts communication and responses to crises. Authoritative, insightful, and instructive, this important resource: Analyzes how nonwestern cultures respond to crises Covers the role of culture in crisis communication in recent news events Includes contributions from 18 international authors who provide insight on nonwestern culture and crisis communication Written for communication professionals, academics, and students, Culture and Crisis Communication presents an insightful introduction to the topic of culture and crisis communication and then delves into illustrative case studies that explore intra-cultural and trans-boundary crisis communication.

History Culture and Region in Southeast Asian PerspectivesHistory Culture and Region in Southeast Asian Perspectives



Day and Reynolds analyzed materials that ranged in time from Angkor Wat in the twelfth century to the Thai Traiphum of ... available to them in times of crisis.63 In mandala history the 59 “ Education , ” in Comparing Cultures , ed .

Author: O. W. Wolters

Publisher: SEAP Publications

ISBN: 0877277257

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Page: 272

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A new edition of this classic study of mandala Southeast Asia. The revised book includes a substantial, retrospective postscript examining contemporary scholarship that has contributed to the understanding of Southeast Asian history since 1982.

Frontier Nursing in Appalachia History Organization and the Changing Culture of CareFrontier Nursing in Appalachia History Organization and the Changing Culture of Care



The most rapid cultural changes within a given society occur in times of crisis and these changes also affect ... in the US's overall socioeconomic history presents some challenges regarding what perspective to take when examining it.

Author: Edie West

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030200275

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This book provides a historical analysis of the Frontier Nursing Services in the Eastern Appalachians of the United States, as well as a review of the oral history tradition of former frontier and non-frontier nurses. The data was gathered from 2003 to 2007, and the historical part covers the years 1900 to 1970. The objective of the study presented here was to conduct interviews with former frontier and non-frontier nurses in order to better understand their family and personal relationships, and the experiences that motivated their career choices. These interviews also give a voice to the working and middle-class women of the FNS. The emerging themes include moral inhabitability in work/education environments, the generational mix, nurse-physician and male-female relationships at the workplace, the role of technology, humanitarian versus financial rewards, and the public image of nurses. In addition, the book examines how the FNS shifted from a community/grass-roots structure to the corporate/business model of healthcare delivery employed today. In closing, it stresses the importance of explorig past nursing in order to better grasp present nursing. It also represents a testament to the professional work and vital contributions of frontier nurses.

Mental Health Nursing E BookMental Health Nursing E Book



Understanding some of the cultural perspectives that exist can help counsellors and nurses to be more open in their ... cultural background at times of crisis, much more so than at other times in their lives (Cook and Dworkin, 1992).

Author: Ruth Elder

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780702046643

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This exciting new book offers a contemporary manual for the mental health nurse within a mental health care system that is increasingly focused on recovery. Mental Health Nursing incorporates recent policy changes that place a greater emphasis on person-centred and social caring, whilst retaining a strong evidence base. The holistic, skills-based approach helps the student and the beginning practitioner to understand the complex causation of mental illness, its diagnosis, effective interventions and treatments, and the client’s experience of mental illness. Broad, yet in-depth, examination of the essential features of contemporary mental health nursing practice A manual for practice - a skills-based approach provides clear guidance to novices on how to complete essential mental health nursing roles ‘Critical Thinking Challenges’ based on Case Histories provide a realistic context ‘Nurse’s Stories’ explore the reality of mental health nursing care On-line resources guide the reader to reflect upon the essential content and ideas contained within each chapter

Culture and CrisisCulture and Crisis



They do so by invoking the memory of similar past crises , by quoting the words and deeds of the ancestors ... have had an extraordinary reproductive potential in both cultures and that were repeatedly mobilized at times of crisis .

Author: Nina Witoszek

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1571812695

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It is often argued that Germany and Scandinavia stand at two opposite ends of a spectrum with regard to their response to social-economic disruptions and cultural challenges. Though, in many respects, they have a shared cultural inheritance, it is nevertheless the case that they mobilize different mythologies and different modes of coping when faced with breakdown and disorder. The authors argue that it is at these "critical junctures," points of crisis and innovation in the life of communities, that the tradition and identity of national and local communities are formed, polarized, and revalued; it is here that social change takes a particular direction.

Ethnocultural Perspectives on Disaster and TraumaEthnocultural Perspectives on Disaster and Trauma



The fact that many Indians use the host cultural norms for work and native norms for domestic issues and ... Recognize the role of religious leaders and community elders, and utilize their resources to communicate in times of crisis.

Author: Anthony J. Marsella

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387732855

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Page: 410

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In this pioneering volume, experts in individual and collective trauma experience, post-traumatic stress and related syndromes, and emergency and crisis intervention share their knowledge and insights into working with ethnic and racial minority communities during disasters. In each chapter, emotional, psychological, and social needs as well as communal strengths and coping skills that arise in disasters are documented.

Beyond Bad ApplesBeyond Bad Apples



The implications for changing culture – or curtailing its drift – under each perspective are not mutually incompatible. ... At times of crisis or when urgency is needed to shift a culture, it is inevitable that leaders are called on to ...

Author: Michelle Tuveson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108757881

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The one bad apple spoiling the whole barrel has become a common metaphor used with reference to risk culture in organisations. This “inside-out” perspective begins with the individual as the unit of analysis and follows with inferences to the broader environment. Since the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) of 2008, risk culture for many has become the explanation for shortcomings, poor decisions, and moral failures in organisations. This volume presents an institutional perspective of the forces that shape risk culture, and culture more generally, in organisations through a multi-disciplinary examination from a variety of leading academics and subject specialists. The authors demonstrate that firms play a role as manufacturers and managers of risk and they challenge common conceptions that attribute risk to chance circumstances or rogue behaviours. The foundational concepts needed for an institutional view of risk culture are highlighted with subsequent links to significant developments within society and firms.

Internal Crisis CommunicationInternal Crisis Communication



Consequentially, crisis communication has been reduced to a defensive and short-term concept, but it should, instead, be seen from a wider perspective–in terms of time frame, the course of the crisis, content and goals.

Author: Mats Heide

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429756818

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We live in a crisis society, with traditional media responding on a minute-by-minute basis on daily, seemingly inevitable, organizational crises. Whether crises have become more prevalent or we're simply more aware of them, they are now of great concern to organizations and crisis management and communication is a priority. Most organizations have a crisis response plan; many have dedicated crisis and security management staff. Yet much of the emphasis has been on action outside of the organization. Neglecting communication between managers and employees, they risk poor, inconsistent crisis management and the very real possibility of crisis escalation. Crisis management, like charity, begins in the home. Internal Crisis Communication is one of the first guides to communication inside organizations, before, during and after a crisis – not just on the acute crisis phase – to provide a complete and holistic guide for managers that will help them manage and contain crises. It includes an in-depth real-life case study, referred to throughout, from the author's own experience, which makes practical application explicit and the methodology clear. Strengthened by rigorous academic research and tested in real-life crisis situations, the methods included in this book will be invaluable for communication professionals, security officers and crisis managers, as well as valuable reading for students and researchers interested in crisis and risk management.

Research Anthology on Strategies for Maintaining Successful Family FirmsResearch Anthology on Strategies for Maintaining Successful Family Firms



Such culture may then become a guidepost for entrepreneurial decisions made during times of crisis, ... Christian perspective may call entrepreneurial leaders to steward entrepreneurially existing assets by re-engaging in the ...

Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781668435519

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Family-owned businesses account for many of the small and medium-sized enterprises that exist around the world in various industries. Due to their unique make up, these firms are often heavily influenced by family dynamics that must be reconciled by family and non-family workers alike in order to ensure the sustainability of the business. As smaller businesses competing against an increasingly globalized economy and more directly impacted by economic instability, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, these businesses must continue to improve their practices and processes in order to not only survive but thrive. The Research Anthology on Strategies for Maintaining Successful Family Firms discusses the strategies, sustainability, and human aspects of family firms in order to understand what sets them apart from other businesses and how they can survive and compete in a globalized economy. This book discusses the unique dynamic brought by family firms that offers both opportunities and challenges for a growing business. Covering topics such as corporate venturing, the family unit, and business ethics, this text is an essential resource for family firms, entrepreneurs, managers, business students, business professors, researchers, and academicians.

Culture and the Changing EnvironmentCulture and the Changing Environment



Uncertainty, Cognition, and Risk Management in Cross-Cultural Perspective Michael J. Casimir ... Since colonial times the latter provided the most efficient ' emergency exit ' in drought phases , but in recent years , just when the ...

Author: Michael J. Casimir

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1845456831

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Today human ecology has split into many different sub-disciplines such as historical ecology, political ecology or the New Ecological Anthropology. The latter in particular has criticised the predominance of the Western view on different ecosystems, arguing that culture-specific world views and human-environment interactions have been largely neglected. However, these different perspectives only tackle specific facets of a local and global hyper-complex reality. In bringing together a variety of views and theoretical approaches, these especially commissioned essays prove that an interdisciplinary collaboration and understanding of the extreme complexity of the human-environment interface(s) is possible.

Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing E BookPsychiatric Mental Health Nursing E Book



Finally, it is important to remember, especially in a multicultural country like Australia, that many people identify strongly with their traditional cultural background at times of crisis, much more so than at other times in their ...

Author: Ruth Elder

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780729578776

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Page: 498

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The new edition of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing focuses on practice in mental health and psychiatric care integrating theory and the realities of practice. Mental wellness is featured as a concept, and the consideration of a range of psychosocial factors helps students contextualise mental illness and psychiatric disorders. The holistic approach helps the student and the beginning practitioner understand the complex causation of mental illness, its diagnosis, effective interventions and treatments, and the client’s experience of mental illness.

Cultures of EnergyCultures of Energy



Mbembe, Achille and Janet Roitman 1995 Figures of the subject in times of crisis. Public Culture 7(2): 323–352. McGovern, Mike 2010 Making war in Côte d'Ivoire. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. n.d. The morality of liberty: ...

Author: Sarah Strauss

Publisher: Left Coast Press

ISBN: 9781611321661

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This path-breaking volume explores cultures of energy, the underlying but under-appreciated dimensions of both crisis and innovation in resource use around the globe. Theoretical chapters situate pressing energy issues in larger conceptual frames, and ethnographic case studies reveal energy as it is imagined, used, and contested in a variety of cultural contexts. Contributors address issues including the connection between resource flows and social relationships in energy systems; cultural transformation and notions of progress and collapse; the blurring of technology and magic; social tensions that accompany energy contraction; and sociocultural changes required in affluent societies to reduce dependence on fossil fuels. Each of five thematic sections concludes with an integrative and provocative conversation among the authors. The volume is an ideal tool for teaching unique, contemporary, and comparative perspectives on social theories of science and technology in undergraduate and graduate courses.

Academic Leadership in PerspectiveAcademic Leadership in Perspective



At times of crisis transformational leadership may become possible and even necessary . But in a mature culture , basic assumptions may direct leaders ' perceptions as much as they direct others's perspectives , thus making ( even the ...

Author: Jouni Kekale

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 1594547351

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Page: 195

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This is a study which deals with leadership in the context of different disciplinary and departmental cultures during an era when budget funding for universities has been declining and the power of individual leaders is increasing. It is a comparative study involving eight university departments, which represent four distinct disciplines -- history, sociology, biology and physics -- at two Finnish universities. All the departments studied were established around a single chair. Within them faculty members are trained, teach and have common backgrounds in the same basic discipline.