In Locally Played, Benjamin Stokes describes the rise of games that can connect strangers across zip codes, support the “buy local” economy, and build cohesion in the fight for equity.
Author: Benjamin Stokes
Publisher: MIT Press
How games can make a real-world difference in communities when city leaders tap into the power of play for local impact. In 2016, city officials were surprised when Pokémon GO brought millions of players out into the public space, blending digital participation with the physical. Yet for local control and empowerment, a new framework is needed to guide the power of mixed reality and pervasive play. In Locally Played, Benjamin Stokes describes the rise of games that can connect strangers across zip codes, support the “buy local” economy, and build cohesion in the fight for equity. With a mix of high- and low-tech games, Stokes shows, cities can tap into the power of play for the good of the group, including healthier neighborhoods and stronger communities. Stokes shows how impact is greatest when games “fit” to the local community—not just in terms of culture, but at the level of group identity and network structure. By pairing design principles with a range of empirical methods, Stokes investigates the impact of several games, including Macon Money, where an alternative currency encouraged people to cross lines of socioeconomic segregation in Macon, Georgia; Reality Ends Here, where teams in Los Angeles competed to tell multimedia stories around local mythology; and Pokémon GO, appropriated by several cities to serve local needs through local libraries and open street festivals. Locally Played provides game designers with a model to strengthen existing networks tied to place and gives city leaders tools to look past technology trends in order to make a difference in the real world.
Searching for Authenticity and Local Membership The theme of authenticity
emerged from the 1960s as well, stemming from worries that corporate hierarchy
and public institutions required us all to play a role, to constantly conform to
Author: Bruce Fuller
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
We love the local. From the cherries we buy, to the grocer who sells them, to the school where our child unpacks them for lunch, we express resurgent faith in decentralizing the institutions and businesses that arrange our daily lives. But the fact is that huge, bureaucratic organizations often still shape the character of our jobs, schools, the groceries where we shop, and even the hospitals we entrust with our lives. So how, exactly, can we work small, when everything around us is so big, so global and standardized? In Organizing Locally, Bruce Fuller shows us, taking stock of America’s rekindled commitment to localism across an illuminating range of sectors, unearthing the crucial values and practices of decentralized firms that work. Fuller first untangles the economic and cultural currents that have eroded the efficacy of—and our trust in—large institutions over the past half century. From there we meet intrepid leaders who have been doing things differently. Traveling from a charter school in San Francisco to a veterans service network in Iowa, from a Pennsylvania health-care firm to the Manhattan branch of a Swedish bank, he explores how creative managers have turned local staff loose to craft inventive practices, untethered from central rules and plain-vanilla routines. By holding their successes and failures up to the same analytical light, he vividly reveals the key cornerstones of social organization on which motivating and effective decentralization depends. Ultimately, he brings order and evidence to the often strident debates about who has the power—and on what scale—to structure how we work and live locally. Written for managers, policy makers, and reform activists, Organizing Locally details the profound decentering of work and life inside firms, unfolding across postindustrial societies. Its fresh theoretical framework explains resurging faith in decentralized organizations and the ingredients that deliver vibrant meaning and efficacy for residents inside. Ultimately, it is a synthesizing study, a courageous and radical new way of conceiving of American vitality, creativity, and ambition.
At 8,000 square feet, it accommodates up to three teams at 10 players each.
Players must be 7 years of age or older. Guests may also want to attempt “the
Heist” (newly renovated), a stateoftheart timed laser maze that can be rented by
play or ...
Author: Vicki Berger Erwin
Publisher: Reedy Press LLC
A gateway to the west in its own right, St. Charles County is today one of the fastest growing counties in the country and encompasses a number of communities, each with its own charming character. Abundantly rich in history, it is home to the first state capitol, numerous sites on the National Register of Historic Places, the Daniel Boone home, and areas traveled by Lewis and Clark on their Expedition, including their starting point. In addition, the county boasts specialty shopping including antiquing, unique dining experiences, and beautiful parks to explore. A wide range of recreational activities, a large number of which are kid friendly, await at every corridor. St. Charles County is even home to numerous award winning majestic vineyards. This book, produced by authors familiar with the area, will guide you through neighborhoods, towns, attractions, and the countless options available to visitors and citizens alike in St. Charles County.
... such as the Italian game of bocce, while they also stamped their influence on
locally played sports familiar to Europeans, such as soccer, wrestling, and boxing
.2 There are two further compelling reasons for a focus on immigration, ethnicity,
Author: Mike Cronin
This volume examines the ways in which sport shapes the experiences of various immigrant and minority groups and, in particular, looks at the relationship between sport, ethnic identity and ethnic relations. The articles in this volume are concerned primarily with British, American and Australian sporting traditions and the themes covered include the consolidation of ethnic identity in host societies through participation immigrant sports and exclusive sporting organizations, assimilation into host' societies through participation in indigenous, national sports, and the construction by outsiders of separate ethnic identities according to sporting criteria.
Ruth played on an exhibition squad called the Bustin' Babes; Gehrig
spearheaded its opponent, the Larrupin' Lous. At each stop along the way, they
invited local players to round out their rosters, a clever marketing scheme
designed to tickle ...
Author: Sayuri Guthrie-Shimizu
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Baseball has joined America and Japan, even in times of strife, for over 150 years. After the "opening" of Japan by Commodore Perry, Sayuri Guthrie-Shimizu explains, baseball was introduced there by American employees of the Japanese government tasked with bringing Western knowledge and technology to the country, and Japanese students in the United States soon became avid players. In the early twentieth century, visiting Japanese warships fielded teams that played against American teams, and a Negro League team arranged tours to Japan. By the 1930s, professional baseball was organized in Japan where it continued to be played during and after World War II; it was even played in Japanese American internment camps in the United States during the war. From early on, Guthrie-Shimizu argues, baseball carried American values to Japan, and by the mid-twentieth century, the sport had become emblematic of Japan's modernization and of America's growing influence in the Pacific world. Guthrie-Shimizu contends that baseball provides unique insight into U.S.-Japanese relations during times of war and peace and, in fact, is central to understanding postwar reconciliation. In telling this often surprising history, Transpacific Field of Dreams shines a light on globalization's unlikely, and at times accidental, participants.
This sentiment was pronounced and accepted at local trade union meetings and
in ensuing private discussions. Trade unions, having played a significant role
during independence, could clearly refer to their influential past and used that ...
Author: Anita Schroven
Publisher: Berghahn Books
In Guinea, situated in the background of central government struggles, rural elites use identity politics, through history and contemporary political reforms to maintain their privileges and perpetuate a generation-old local social contract that bridges ethnic and religious divides. Simultaneously, administrative reform and national unrest lead to the creative re-combination of sources of authority and practices of legitimate rule. Past periods of decolonization, socialism and authoritarian regime are reflected in contemporary struggles to make sense of participatory democracy and the future of the embattled Guinean national state.
Local governments play a very important role in Spain's contemporary success.
They contributed ... The municipal councils played a fundamental role in this
process as far back as 1977, before the Constitution was proclaimed in 1978.
Author: John Kincaid
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
While local government is found in all federal countries, its place and role in the governance of these countries varies considerably. In some countries, local government is considered an essential part of the federal nature of the state and recognized in the constitution as such, whereas in others it is simply a creature of the subnational states/provinces. When referring to local government it is more correct to refer to local governments (plural), as these institutions come in all shapes and sizes, performing widely divergent functions. They range from metropolitan municipalities of mega-cities to counties, small town councils, and villages. Their focus is either multi-purpose in the case of municipalities or single purpose in the case of special districts and school districts. What unites these institutions of state is that there is no level of government below them. That is also their strength and the source of their democratic claim - they are the government closest to the people. Political science experts from across the globe examine local governments by drawing on case studies of Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Germany, India, Mexico, Nigeria, Switzerland, Spain, South Africa, and United States. Contributors include Martin Burgi (Ruhr-University Bochum), Luis Cesar de Queiroz Ribeiro (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro), Jaap de Visser (University of Western Cape), Habu Galadima (University of Jos), Sol Garson (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro) Boris Graizbord (National College of Mexico), Rakesh Hooja (HCM Rajasthan State Institute of Public Administration, India), Andreas Kiefer (European Affairs Office of the Land Salzburg), Andreas Ladner (Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration), George Mathew (Institute of Social Sciences, India), Mike Pagano (University of Illinois at Chicago), Graham Sansom (University of Technology Sydney), Franz Schausberger (Salzburg University), Nico Steytler (University of Western Cape), Francisco Velasco Caballero (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), and Robert Young (University of Western Ontario).
PLAYING. CARDS. SYLVIA. MANN. A hobby has many functions. It provides
relaxation, entertainment, indulgence in ... There is very little recorded of the
huge number of games which throughout the world are played locally and whose
Author: B.M. Taylor
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
P. A. Schilpp's 'Library of Living Philosophers' is the series which introduced to the philosophical community the format of a volume of essays on the work of a distinguished philosopher, combined with replies to the essays by the philosopher targeted. The format proved attracti ve to a discipline which has always placed a high premium on debate. But the Schilpp series has shown itself unenterprising in its choice of subjects, concentrating on end-of-year reports on philosophers who are of undoubted distinction, but whose contribution to the subject can be regarded as rather definitely over. Which leaves a gap, which the present series is designed to fill, for volumes of a similar format aiming at assessment of philosophers who have distinguished themselves already by making a substan tial impact on their discipline, but whose further work too is awaited with eager anticipation. Michael Dummett is an ideal subject for a series with this goal of mid term assessment. His writings to date have permanently altered philosophy's conception of what is at issue between realism and idealism (and its paler cousin, anti-realism); and this has been achieved by way of a supplementary clarification of a host of issues in the philosophy of language and of mathematics, and of the Frege/Wittgenstein historical tradition from which such issues are typically approached in contemporary philosophy.
He was born on a farm in Fleming County , lived in Flemingsburg , and , like John
Salyer , was a member of a local farming ... He played locally with Virgil
Anderson and other Cumberland Plateau musicians during the 1920s and 1930s
Author: Jeff Todd Titon
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
The South has always been one of the most distinctive regions of the United States, with its own set of traditions and a turbulent history. Although often associated with cotton, hearty food, and rich dialects, the South is also noted for its strong sense of religion, which has significantly shaped its history. Dramatic political, social, and economic events have often shaped the development of southern religion, making the nuanced dissection of the religious history of the region a difficult undertaking. For instance, segregation and the subsequent civil rights movement profoundly affected churches in the South as they sought to mesh the tenets of their faith with the prevailing culture. Editors Walter H. Conser and Rodger M. Payne and the book’s contributors place their work firmly in the trend of modern studies of southern religion that analyze cultural changes to gain a better understanding of religion’s place in southern culture now and in the future. Southern Crossroads: Perspectives on Religion and Culture takes a broad, interdisciplinary approach that explores the intersection of religion and various aspects of southern life. The volume is organized into three sections, such as “Religious Aspects of Southern Culture,” that deal with a variety of topics, including food, art, literature, violence, ritual, shrines, music, and interactions among religious groups. The authors survey many combinations of religion and culture, with discussions ranging from the effect of Elvis Presley’s music on southern spirituality to yard shrines in Miami to the archaeological record of African American slave religion. The book explores the experiences of immigrant religious groups in the South, also dealing with the reactions of native southerners to the groups arriving in the region. The authors discuss the emergence of religious and cultural acceptance, as well as some of the apparent resistance to this development, as they explore the experiences of Buddhist Americans in the South and Jewish foodways. Southern Crossroads also looks at distinct markers of religious identity and the role they play in gender, politics, ritual, and violence. The authors address issues such as the role of women in Southern Baptist churches and the religious overtones of lynching, with its themes of blood sacrifice and atonement. Southern Crossroads offers valuable insights into how southern religion is studied and how people and congregations evolve and adapt in an age of constant cultural change.
The battle between retailers and planners is played locally as well as nationally .
Local authorities have a duty to influence retail development in their localities in
line with the kinds of national guidelines discussed in the preceding text .
Author: Mark Birkin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
This innovative book exemplifies the importance of sophisticated and intelligent spatial analysis techniques in dealing with the range of location, distribution and channel management issues which face today's retail and service businesses. Explores some of the trends taking place within the broad consumer-retailing sector, drawing on research undertaken in grocery, supermarket retailing, financial services, travel and leisure in Europe, North America and Australasia Numerous global case studies are used to show keys issues Details how retailers can begin to develop information and analytical frameworks to better understand what is happening in the retail environment Describes how retailers can plan their cross channel network strategy for the future
The Dixie Pioneers were wildly popular locally and stayed on the air for the next
few years . ... Another popular local country band that played on WSFC were the
Cumberland Playboys , consisting of Lee Slaughter , Pete Burdine , Lewis ...
Author: William Lynwood Montell
Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
Essays by various authors detailing the richness of music that has emanated from Upper Cumberland region of Tennessee and Kentucky since the 1700's.
implicated in a process that assumed that degradation was occurring and that
local people were responsible for it . ... The people at the heart of the inquiry did
not necessarily reside locally , and some people who lived locally played multiple
Author: Lisa L. Gezon
Publisher: Altamira Press
Gezon argues that local events continuously redefine and challenge global processes of land use and land degradation. Her ethnographic study of Antankarana-identifying rice farmers and cattle herders in northern Madagascar weaves together an analysis of remotely sensed images of land cover over time with ethnographies of situated negotiations between human actors. Her book will be particularly valuable to researchers and students in anthropology, geography, sociology, and environmental studies, and those involved in conservation and resource management.
play professional jazz trombone at 14. From 1956 to 1960, he played with the
Blazers, Clay White, James Drayton, and Walter Langston. While in the U.S. Air ...
He played locally with Theodore “Stubby” Mitchell and Joe Bristow. Draper wrote
Author: Charles J. Elmore Ph.D.
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Pioneering African-American families, spanning generations from slavery to freedom, enrich Savannah's collective history. Men and women such as Andrew Bryan, founder of the nation's oldest continuous black Baptist church; the Rev. Ralph Mark Gilbert, who revitalized the NAACP in Savannah; and Rebecca Stiles Taylor, founder of the Federation of Colored Women Club, are among those lauded in this retrospective. Savannah's black residents have made immeasurable contributions to the city and are duly celebrated and remembered in this volume.
Symmetric spaces and locally symmetric spaces occur naturally in many
branches of mathematies as moduli spaces and ... theory of arithmetic groups
have played an important role in the study of compactifications of locally
Author: Armand Borel
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Introduces uniform constructions of most of the known compactifications of symmetric and locally symmetric spaces, with emphasis on their geometric and topological structures Relatively self-contained reference aimed at graduate students and research mathematicians interested in the applications of Lie theory and representation theory to analysis, number theory, algebraic geometry and algebraic topology
As an important land user, and to the extent that this applies as a perceived
strategic asset, universities may well be important players in local politics where
physical planning issues are concerned. They may also play their part in local
Author: Herman van der Wusten
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
The chapters in this book are revised versions of papers initially presented at a confer ence on Universities and their cities held in Amsterdam on March 27-29 1996. There were about one hundred participants and 45 written contributions from Europe, the US, Canada and Australia. People with different disciplinary backgrounds, geographers, historians, sociologists, economists and planners among them, attended, as did a few university administrators and local government officials. The intricate relationships between universities and their cities were intensively debated from the perspective of possible contributions by the university to city life as well as from the angle of the city as a milieu that affects the university's functioning. There were theoretical and historical papers, and a series of case studies, some of them comparative, as well as proposals and descriptions of efforts to improve city-university relations. It was a fruitful occasion for many on account of the diversity of experience brought together for the purpose of a debate on a matter of common interest. The vari ous university settings within Amsterdam were visited during a guided tour that pro vided food for thought on the matters under discussion by means of a living example.
The group began as a local rock band in 1961 and reached national attention in
1963 with a tour and their first album ... harmonica, guitar, and banjo player,
Watson played locally until he was discovered by folklorist Ralph Rinzler in 1960.
Author: Will Schmid
Publisher: R&L Education
Includes a look at the social realities faced by Woody and Leadbelly, and at the music they used to bring about change; photographs and biographies of the musicians featured on the Grammy award-winning A Vision Shared; fascinating, easy-to-follow activities and projects; the music and words for nineteen songs by Woody and Leadbelly.
Lowe played with local fiddler Ben Jarrell, andthenhissonTommy, developing an
intertwinedstyle of playing fiddle¥banjo ... As a teenager Cockerhamperformed
locally with musicians includingfiddler Ernest Eastandbanjo playerKyle Creed.
Author: Richard Carlin
This illustrated A-Z guide covers more than 700 country music artists, groups, and bands. Articles also cover specific genres within country music as well as instruments used. Written in a lively, engaging style, the entries not only outline the careers of country music's greatest artists, they provide an understanding of the artist's importance or failings, and a feeling for his or her style. Select discographies are provided at the end of each entry, while a bibliography and indexes by instrument, musical style, genre, and song title round out the work. For a full list of entries, a generous selection of sample entries, and more, visit the Country Music: A Biographical Dictionary website.