The immense dislocations and suffering caused by neo-liberal globalization, the retreat of the welfare state in the last decades of the twentieth century, and the heightened military imperialism at the turn of the twenty-first century have raised urgent questions about the temporal and spatial dimensions of power. Through stimulating critical perspectives and new cross-disciplinary frameworks, which reflect recent innovations in the social and human sciences, this series provides a forum for politically engaged and theoretically imaginative responses to these important issues of late modernity.
At long last, a guide to writing online content that shows the reader direct examples rather than endless fluffy guidance.
Web Content - The Beginner's Masterclass offers a practical and demonstrative means toward gaining your own, distinct content authoring style.Written with the intent of leading by example, this book contains a selection of articles which encompass many of the more popular subjects and genres commonly seen in the online news media. Through these demonstrative means, it intends to imbue many of the key aspects of content and copy writing while maintaining a strong weighting toward a high grade of 'shareability' through audience preferential of social media channels. The book revolves around its three pillars:IDENTITY - Crafting a unique, recognizable voice. PURPOSE - Embodying clarity in topic choice.STANDING APART - Being different from the banal crowd. Transforming the benign, day-to-day and week-to-week occurrences into a style at once keynote serves to imbue the budding content writer with an edge over the more conventional competitor. It is through this that the essential spirit of Web Content - The Beginner's Masterclass was assembled. Current and contemporary, this book takes into account the fact that search engines are becoming ever more selective in what they highlight and what they leave. Generic writing, the samey and the dull lose out, while writing and content with genuine spirit, humour and style is promoted. The power of words at once eye-catching and colourful with an intense, instantaneous 'shareability' is precisely what the modern day Internet values and rates. Designed as a unique and quirky compliment to a de facto manual of style, veteran online content author and journalist TIMOTHY JONES brings writing to life for readers keen to enhance, improve and realize their talents. With this handbook, they will confront the field of web and news content creation with genuine eagerness.
This Festschrift is a tribute to an eminent scholar, scientist and engineer, Professor Richard Kounai Chang, on his retirement from Yale University on June 12, 2008. During approximately half of a century of scientific and technological exploration, Professor Chang contributed to the development of linear and nonlinear optics, novel photonic light localization devices, surface second harmonic generation, surface-enhanced Raman scattering, and novel optical methods for detecting airborne aerosol pathogens. This volume contains a collection of articles contributed by former students, collaborators, and colleagues of Professor Chang, who are leaders in academia, national laboratories and industrial research all over the world. The topics cover important optical science and technology areas including linear and nonlinear spectroscopy, linear and nonlinear optics in microparticles, linear and nonlinear spectroscopy of bioaerosols, optical microcavities and nanostructures, and photoscapes or multidisciplinary applications.
This book documents how China's rural people remember the great famine of Maoist rule, which proved to be the worst famine in modern world history. Ralph A. Thaxton, Jr., sheds new light on how China's socialist rulers drove rural dwellers to hunger and starvation, on how powerless villagers formed resistance to the corruption and coercion of collectivization, and on how their hidden and contentious acts, both individual and concerted, allowed them to survive and escape the predatory grip of leaders and networks in the thrall of Mao's authoritarian plan for a full-throttle realization of communism - a plan that engendered an unprecedented disaster for rural families. Based on his study of a rural village's memories of the famine, Thaxton argues that these memories persisted long after the events of the famine and shaped rural resistance to the socialist state, both before and after the post-Mao era of reform.
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