New Books List

Publisher:

New York : Teachers College Press ; 2002.

Call Number:

KIC 707.1073 E279A 2002

Pages:

xii, 201 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
In this in-depth text, the preeminent art education scholar Arthur Efland not only sheds light on the problems inhibiting art education, but also demonstrates how art contributes to the overall development of the mind. Delineating how the development of artistic interests and ability is an important aspect of cognition and learning, he shows how art helps individuals construct cultural meaning, a crucial component of social communication—a foundation for lifelong learning that includes the arts. In Art and Cognition, Arthur Efland: Explains the cognitive nature of learning in the visual arts—debunking the persistent perception of the arts as emotive only. Looks at recent understandings of the mind and intelligence to determine how they bear on questions of the intellectual status of the arts. Explains how a cognitively oriented conception of teaching will change the ways that the arts are taught. Discusses the ways in which new developments in cognitive science can be applied to art education. Describes how the arts can be used to develop cognitive ability in children. Identifies implications for art curricula, teaching practices, and the reform of general education.
Publisher:

Los Angeles : Sage Publications, 2010.

Call Number:

KIC 707.2 S949A 2010

Pages:

xxvi, 281 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
"F. Scott Fitzgerald famously said that the test of a 'first rate intelligence' is 'the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind and still retain the ability to function.' In this book, his magnum opus, artist and scholar Graeme Sullivan shows us a first rate mind at work. He convincingly straddles the often wide gaps between art and science, mind and body, research and practice, teaching and doing, traditional and postmodern views of education and of art, creative and critical thinking. Indeed, as his enigmatic title indicates, he is actually able to keep three usually disparate concepts¿art, research, and practice¿in mind at the same time. Through his skilled use of compelling sidebars and apt illustrations, Sullivan shows that he can practice what he preaches. I have been arguing with and learning from Graeme for thirty years and am grateful that he has the opportunity to share his provocative ideas and insights with a wider readership. Indeed, whether or not we agree with every contention, he heightens our own intelligences." ¿Howard Gardner, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Author of Five Minds for the Future Substantially updated and revised, Art Practice as Research, Second Edition presents a compelling theory that the creative and cultural inquiry undertaken by artists is a form of research. Sullivan argues that legitimate research goals can be achieved by choosing different methods than those offered by the social sciences.. Artists emphasize the role of the imaginative intellect in creating, criticizing, and constructing knowledge that is not only new but also has the capacity to transform human understanding.
Publisher:

Bristol, UK ; Intellect, 2010.

Call Number:

KIC 707.041 D132A 2010

Pages:

154 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
Presents a history from the classical era to the twenty-first century. Particular pedagogical portraits--featuring George Wallis, Walter Gropius, Johannes Itten, Victor Pashmore, Richard Hamilton, Arthur Wesley Dow, and Hans Hoffmann--illustrate the artist-teacher in various contexts. From Bauhaus to Black Mountain, this book offers a revelation of the complex thinking processes artists utilize when teaching, and a reconciliation of the artistic and educational enterprises as complimentary partners.
Publisher:

Karachi : Oxford University Press, 2020.

Call Number:

KIC 320 H413A 2020

Pages:

xxvii, 327 pages ; 22 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
This book explores the opportunities and pitfalls of establishing democracy and legitimate governance in territories with disputed status, especially where governance systems are fragile and the process of democratization is hindered due to socio-political fault lines. The analyses in this study, adds clarity to our understanding of the status and sovereignty of Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK) by using a historical and constitutional perspective; for this purpose, it investigates political and constitutional evolution since 1947. It examines contemporary power-sharing theories and alternatives for the establishment of an autonomous governance structure in order to proceed towards conflict management and hence a stable democracy in deeply divided societies, with particular focus on AJK. Javaid Hayat has identified new pathways amongst nexuses of sovereignty, autonomy, and democratic governance and has persuasively argued for an alternative model through recognition of ‘internal right to self-determination’ for building veritable autonomous democratic governance structure in the disputed territory of AJK until an opportunity presents itself for an ‘external right to self-determination’—as provided to the people of the erstwhile state of J&K, which was promised by the UN and agreed to, by both Pakistan and India.
Publisher:

Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1995.

Call Number:

KIC 301.01 H197B 1995

Pages:

304 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
In this critique of contemporary social theory, Eugene Halton argues that both modernism and postmodernism are damaged philosophies whose acceptance of the myths of the mind/body dichotomy make them incapable of solving our social dilemmas. Claiming that human beings should be understood as far more than simply a form of knowledge, social construction or contingent difference, Halton argues that contemporary thought has lost touch with the spontaneous passions - or enchantment - of life. Exploring neglected works in 20th-century social thought and philosophy - particularly the writings of Lewis Mumford and Charles Peirce - as well as the work of contemporary writers such as Vaclav Havel, Maya Angelou, Milan Kundera, Doris Lessing and Victor Turner, Halton argues that reason is dependent upon non-rational forces - including sentiment, instinct, conjecture, imagination and experience. We must, he argues, frame our questions in a way which encompasses both enchantment and critical reason, and he offers an outline here for doing so.
Publisher:

New York : Basic Books, 2009.

Call Number:

KIC 362.76 M647B 2009

Pages:

xv, 164 pages ; 21 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
Miller incorporates psychohistorical analyses of Hitler, Stalin, and Ceausescu to reveal the links between the horrors of their childhoods and the horrors they inflicted on the world. She pleads for an awareness of society's role in child abuse and for recognition of the victim.
Publisher:

New York : Routledge, 2019.

Call Number:

KIC 700.103 B851 2019

Pages:

xxviii, 243 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
Promoting the expansion of art in society and education, this book highlights the significance of the arts as an instrument of social justice, inclusion, equity, and protection of the environment. Including twenty-seven diverse case studies of socially engaged art practice with groups like the Black Lives Matter movement, the LGBTQ community, and Rikers Island, this book guides art educators toward innovative, transdisciplinary, and diverse methodologies. A valuable resource on creating spaces for change, it addresses the relationships between artists and educators, museums and communities.
Publisher:

New York : Vintage Books : 1962.

Call Number:

KIC 305.23 A698C 1962

Pages:

447 pages ; 21 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
The theme of this extraordinary book is the evolution of the modern conception of family life and the modern image; of the nature of children. Aries traces the evolution of the concept of childhood from the end of the Middle Ages, when the child was regarded as a small adult, to the present child-centered society, by means of diaries, paintings, games, and school curricula. Ironically, he finds that individualism, far from triumphing in our time, has been held in check by the family, and that the increasing power of the tightly-knit family circle has flourished at the expense of the rich-textured communal society of earlier times. Translated from the French by Robert Baldick.
Publisher:

Vancouver : Arsenal Pulp Press, 2018.

Call Number:

KIC 303.69 S386C 2018

Pages:

299 pages ; 23 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Non-Fiction winner From intimate relationships to global politics, Sarah Schulman observes a continuum: that inflated accusations of harm are used to avoid accountability. Illuminating the difference between Conflict and Abuse, Schulman directly addresses our contemporary culture of scapegoating. This deep, brave, and bold work reveals how punishment replaces personal and collective self-criticism, and shows why difference is so often used to justify cruelty and shunning. Rooting the problem of escalation in negative group relationships, Schulman illuminates the ways in which cliques, communities, families, and religious, racial, and national groups bond through the refusal to change their self-concept. She illustrates how Supremacy behaviour and Traumatized behaviour resemble each other, through a shared inability to tolerate difference. This important and sure to be controversial book brings insight into contemporary and historical issues of personal, racial and geo-political difference, as tools of escalation towards injustice, exclusion and punishment, whether the objects of dehumanization are other individuals in our families or communities, African Americans at the hands of police, people with HIV, and Palestinians. Conflict Is Not Abuse is a searing rejection of the cultural phenomenon of blame, cruelty, and scapegoating, revealing how those in positions of power exacerbate and manipulate fear of the "other" to avoid facing themselves.
Publisher:

Alexandria : National Art Education Association, 2015.

Call Number:

KIC 707.1 C752 2015

Pages:

xiv, 302 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
In three broad sections--Foundations, pedagogies, and contemporary issues--the editors and chapter authors of this book articulate the significance of reconsidering creativity as a crucial dimension of art education research and practice today. This book represents a groundbreaking effort to map current research, scholarship, and influences shaping current art education discourse, thus bridging the gap between how creativity is understood and how it is communicated.
Publisher:

Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2015.

Call Number:

KIC 305.23 C758 2015

Pages:

xviii, 230 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
"When the first edition of this seminal work appeared in 1990, the sociology of childhood was only just beginning to emerge as a distinct sub-discipline. Drawing together strands of existing sociological writing about childhood and shaping them into a new paradigm, the original edition of this Routledge Classic offered a potent blend of ideas that informed, even inspired, many empirical studies of children's lives because it provided a unique lens through which to think about childhood. Featuring a collection of articles which summarised the developments in the study of childhood across the social sciences, including history, psychology, sociology, anthropology, feminist and developmental studies, scholars and professionals from developed and developing countries world-wide shared their knowledge of having worked and of working with children. Now with a new introduction from the editors to contextualise it into the 21st century, this truly ground-breaking text which helped establish childhood studies as a distinctive field of enquiry is being republished."--Publisher's description.
Publisher:

New York : Routledge, 2013.

Call Number:

KIC 306.43 C968 2013

Pages:

xiii, 243 pages : illustrations, photographs ; 23 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
A groundswell of interest has led to significant advances in understanding and using Culturally Responsive Arts Education to promote social justice and education. This landmark volume provides a theoretical orientation to these endeavors. Examining a range of efforts across different forms of art, various educational settings, and diverse contexts, it foregrounds the assets of imagination, creativity, resilience, critique and cultural knowledge, working against prevailing understandings of marginalized groups as having deficits of knowledge, skills, or culture. Emphasizing the arts as a way to make something possible, it explores and illustrates the elements of social justice arts education as "a way out of no way" imposed by dominance and ideology. A set of powerful demonstrations shows how this work looks in action. Introductions to the book as a whole and to each section focus on how to use the chapters pedagogically. The conclusion pulls back the chapters into theoretical and pedagogical context and suggests what needs done to be done practically, empirically, and theoretically, for the field to continue to develop.
Publisher:

Abingdon, Oxon ; Routledge, 2020.

Call Number:

KIC 320.6 D457 2020

Pages:

xxix, 239 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
Design for Policy is the first publication to chart the emergence of collaborative design approaches to innovation in public policy. Drawing on contributions from a range of the world’s leading academics, design practitioners and public managers, it provides a rich, detailed analysis of design as a tool for addressing public problems and capturing opportunities for achieving better and more efficient societal outcomes. In his introduction, Christian Bason suggests that design may offer a fundamental reinvention of the art and craft of policy making for the twenty-first century. From challenging current problem spaces to driving the creative quest for new solutions and shaping the physical and virtual artefacts of policy implementation, design holds a significant yet largely unexplored potential. The book is structured in three main sections, covering the global context of the rise of design for policy, in-depth case studies of the application of design to policy making, and a guide to concrete design tools for policy intent, insight, ideation and implementation. The summary chapter lays out a future agenda for design in government, suggesting how to position design more firmly on the public policy stage. Design for Policy is intended as a resource for leaders and scholars in government departments, public service organizations and institutions, schools of design and public management, think tanks and consultancies that wish to understand and use design as a tool for public sector reform and innovation.
Publisher:

St. Andrews : St. Andrews film studies, 2009.

Call Number:

KIC 791.43074 F487 2009

Pages:

vi, 225 pages ; 21 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
The first installment in an annual series, the Film Festival Yearbook features essays on the global proliferation of film festivals, focusing on the dynamics of the festival circuit. Contributions discuss the function of individual festivals within a larger and more complex network and the cultural policies that shape channels of film exhibition and distribution. The inaugural volume will include essays by Dina Iordanova, Charles-Clemens Rüling, Ragan Rhyne, Ruby Cheung, and Rahul Hamid. Forthcoming volumes cover gay and lesbian film festivals; festivals of Asia and the Asian diaspora; and the relationship between festivals and geopolitics.
Publisher:

Paris : United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization ; 2009.

Call Number:

KIC 362.55614 F853 2009

Pages:

xiii, 406 pages ; 24 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
Collected here in one volume are fifteen cutting-edge essays by leading academics which together clarify and defend the claim that freedom from poverty is a human right with corresponding binding obligations on the more affluent to practice effective poverty avoidance. The nature of human rights and their corresponding duties is examined, as is the theoretical standing of the social, economic and cultural rights. The authors largely agree in concluding that there is a human right to be free from poverty and that this right is massively violated by the present world economy which creates huge unfair imbalances in income and wealth among and within countries. This searing indictment of the status quo is all the more powerful as the authors endorsing it exemplify diverse philosophical methods and moral traditions and also highlight different aspects of poverty and global institutional arrangements. This volume will be of great interest and value to academics working in the fields of philosophy, political science and international relations, as well as to undergraduate and graduate students in these disciplines. It will also be a crucial aid and challenge to practitioners in international governmental organizations (such as the UN and its agencies) and NGOs who think of their work in human-rights terms. Indeed, in view of the magnitude of the human rights deficit at issue, any moral citizen has reason to engage with the arguments of this book. And the book makes this possible for most in that, throughout, even the most complex aspects of rights theory is discussed in clear, direct language, making the text accessible to specialists and lay readers alike.
Publisher:

Abingdon, Oxon ; Routledge, 2021.

Call Number:

KIC 302.23095491 F931 2021

Pages:

xiv, 201 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
This book unpacks the media dynamics within the socio-cultural, political, and economic context of Pakistan. It provides an in-depth, critical, and scholarly discussion of contemporary issues such as media, state, and democracy in Pakistan; freedom of expression in Pakistani journalism; Balochistan as a blind spot in mainstream newspapers; media control by state institutions; women and media discourses; TV talk shows and coverage of Kashmir; feminist narrative and media images of Malala Yousufzai and Mukhtaran Mai; jihad on screen; and Osama bin Laden’s death on screen, to understand the relation between media and terrorism. The book covers diverse media types including TV, radio, newspapers, print media, films, documentary, stage performance, and social media. Detailed, interdisciplinary, analytical, and with original perspectives from journalists as well as academics, this volume will be useful to scholars and researchers of media studies, Pakistan studies, politics and international affairs, military and terrorism studies, journalism and communication studies, and South Asian studies. It will also interest general readers, policy makers, and those interested in global journalism, mass media, and freedom of expression.
Publisher:

New York : Free Press, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, 2020.

Call Number:

KIC 306.36 G652H 2020

Pages:

xiv, 352 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
The coronavirus pandemic revealed what we ought to have already known: that nurses, caregivers, supermarket workers, delivery drivers, cleaners, and so many others are essential. Until recently, this work was largely regarded as menial by the same society that now lauds them as heroes. How did we get here? In his groundbreaking follow-up to the bestselling The Road to Somewhere, David Goodhart divides society into people who work with their Heads (cognitive work), with their Hands (manual work), or with their Hearts (caring work), and considers each group’s changing status and influence. Today, the “best and the brightest” trump the “decent and hardworking.” Qualities like character, compassion, craft, and physical labor command far less respect in our workforce. This imbalance has led to the disaffection and alienation of millions of people. David Goodhart reveals the untold history behind this disparity and outlines the challenges we face as a result. Cognitive ability has become the gold standard of human esteem, and those in the cognitive class now shape society largely in their own interest. To put it bluntly: smart people have become too powerful. A healthy democratic society respects and rewards a broad range of achievement, and provides meaning and value for people who cannot or do not want to achieve in the classroom and professional career market. We must shift our thinking to see all workers as essential, and not just during crises like the coronavirus pandemic. This is the dramatic story of the struggle for status and dignity in the 21st century.
Publisher:

Chicago, Illinois : Health Administration Press ; 2017.

Call Number:

KIC 362.1068 M161H 2017

Pages:

xviii, 437 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
Student Resources (click here for access) Instructor Resources: This book's Instructor Resources include PowerPoint slides, an updated test bank, teaching notes for the end-of-chapter exercises, Excel files and cases for selected chapters, and new case studies, for most chapters, with accompanying teaching notes. The new case studies are 1-3 pages each and are suitable for one class session or an online learning module. The answers to many of the dilemmas faced by the US healthcare system, such as increasing costs, inadequate access, and uneven quality, lie in organizational operations - the nuts and bolts of healthcare delivery. Leading healthcare organizations have begun to employ the programs, techniques, and tools of operations improvement that industries outside of healthcare have successfully used for decades. Healthcare Operations Management aims to help healthcare management students and working professionals find ways to improve the delivery of healthcare, with its complex web of patients, providers, reimbursement systems, physician relations, workforce challenges, and intensive government regulation. Taking an integrated approach, the book puts the tools and techniques of operations improvement into the context of healthcare so that readers learn how to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of tomorrow's healthcare system. Thoroughly revised and updated, this edition includes: A new chapter on big data and analytics for fact-based decision making More Excel examples to demonstrate the use of this prime analytics tool New case studies and exercises Expanded information on innovation and new approaches to care delivery With its plentiful examples, guidelines to software tools, and emphasis on contemporary healthcare management issues, this book provides current and future healthcare professionals alike with a broad foundation for implementing operational improvements in their organizations.
Publisher:

New Jersey : Princeton University Press, 2020.

Call Number:

KIC 306.70820954 M684I 2020

Pages:

vii, 290 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
"During the colonial period, Indian intellectuals--philologists, lawyers, scientists and literary figures--all sought to hold a mirror to their country. Whether they wrote novels, polemics, or scientific treatises, all sought a better understanding of society in general and their society in particular. Curiously, female sexuality and sexual behavior play an outside role in their writing. The figure of the prostitute is ubiquitous in everything from medical texts and treatises on racial evolution to anti-Muslim polemic and studies of ancient India. In this book, Durba Mitra argues that between the 1840s and the 1940s, the new science of sexuality became foundational to the scientific study of Indian social progress. The colonial state and an emerging set of Bengali male intellectuals extended the regulation of sexuality to far-reaching projects that sought to define what society should look like and how modern citizens should behave. An exploration of this history of social scientific thought offers new perspectives to understand the power of paternalistic and deeply violent claims about sexual norms in the postcolonial world today. These histories reveal the enduring authority of scientific claims to a tradition that equates social good with the control of women's free will and desire. Thus, they managed to dramatically reorganize their society around upper-caste Hindu ideals of strict monogamy"--
Publisher:

Islamabad : Lok Virsa, National Institute of Folk & Traditional Heritage, 2018.

Call Number:

KIC 791.437 G971J 2018

Pages:

150 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
This book primarily focuses on the cinema of Pakistan which is an essential part of our cultural heritage. It tracks the history of cinema in the subcontinent from 1906 when the first film shots from France were screened in a hotel in Mumbai. However, it does not only tell the history of our cinema but also highlights the best from the fifties and beyond. Turning the pages of the book, the reader will take a walk down the memory lane, sometimes in nostalgic black and white and some times in the digital glamorous coloured images. Journey through Lens works both as a reference and text book. It provides essential knowledge about films. It does not only cater to the need of film historians and critics but is also a valuable source of information for media/ film students and enthusiasts. As there hasn‘t been written much on film industry in Pakistan, therefore this book is a modest attempt to take the readers on a joyful ride with laughter, action, romance and some moisten eyes (for those who are no longer with us but their labour, love and passion in the form of film that they left behind remains with us in the years to come).
Publisher:

Rotterdam : Sense Publishers, 2017.

Call Number:

KIC 370.91724 S332L 2017

Pages:

xvi, 379 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
Learning to Educate: Proposals for the Reconstruction of Education in Developing Countries is a practical and strategic guide for education leaders and others who want to do more to improve the quality of curriculum, learning, teaching, and assessment. The book is also a philosophical guide that articulates and affirms the fundamental values and purposes of education in a rapidly changing world. It confronts us with the opportunity and the necessity to unravel bedrock assumptions and stimulate further discussion about the nature of teaching and learning. What does it take to change mindsets? And how do we bring about "reconstruction" without losing our groundings and bearings? The authors, Ernesto Schiefelbein and Noel McGinn, use the full weight of their extensive knowledge in education research, teaching, policy, and action, to argue that, in order to reconstruct quality education, we must begin by improving its foundation. The result is a seasoned and superbly articulated examination of the principles and practices of teaching and learning, which focuses on the crucial need of all children to learn how to learn. Innovative, cultured, and consistently captivating, this book is bold and, in the field of comparative and international education, unprecedented." ... Current and cutting-edge knowledge on critically important dimensions of effective teaching and learning ..."--N'Dri Thérèse Assié-Lumumba, Cornell University " ... A treasury of insights into the education challenge currently proposed by the UN global 2030 Agenda: universal quality learning ..."--Kenneth King, University of Edinburgh " ... A helpful roadmap to the essential questions facing educators today ..."--Fernando M. Reimers, Harvard University.
Publisher:

New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2020.

Call Number:

KIC 328.6 O611L 2020

Pages:

xvii, 276 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
"What explains contemporary variations in African legislative institutions -- including their strengths and weaknesses? Compared with more power executive branches, legislatures throughout the continent have historically been classified as weak and almost inconsequential to policy-making processes. But as Ken Ochieng' Opalo suggests here, African legislatures actually serve important roles, and under certain conditions, powerful and independent democratic legislatures emerge from their autocratic foundations. In this book, Opalo examines the colonial origins of African legislatures, as well as how post-colonial intra-elite politics sought to adapt inherited colonial legislatures to their respective local political contexts. By focusing on the case studies of Kenya and Zambia, Opalo offers a comparative longitudinal study of legislative strength and institutionalization as well as a regional survey of legislative development under colonial rule, post-colonial autocratic single party rule, and multiparty politics throughout Africa"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher:

New York : The Guilford Press, 2020.

Call Number:

KIC 700.72 L439M 2020

Pages:

xx, 344 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
"Ideal for courses in multiple disciplines, the third edition of this award-winning text has been revised and updated with new topics, examples, and guiding questions to introduce each chapter's sections. Patricia Leavy presents a practical guide to the full range of arts-based research (ABR) genres-narrative inquiry, fiction-based research, poetry, music, dance, theatre, film, and visual art. Each chapter is paired with an exemplary research article or online video link (at the companion website) that demonstrates the techniques in action. Following a consistent format, chapters review how each genre developed, explore its methodological variations and the kind of research questions it can address, and describe diverse sample studies. Checklists and practical advice help readers harness the power of these innovative techniques for their own studies or dissertations. Key words/ subject areas: advanced qualitative research, arts-based research methods, projects, autoethnography, feminist, feminism, performance, qualitative methods, doing public scholarship, critical research approaches, creative arts therapy, sociological fiction, textbooks, texts, interpretive inquiry Audience: Graduate students and instructors in education, sociology, psychology, communications, nursing, social work, and fine arts; qualitative researchers interested in using arts-based methods in their work"--
Publisher:

New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2015.

Call Number:

KIC 362.50721 M961 2015

Pages:

xi, 356 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
Multidimensional poverty measurement and analysis is evolving rapidly. A particular counting approach to multidimensional poverty measurement, developed by Sabina Alkire and James Foster, has created considerable interest. Notably the publication of the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) estimates in the Human Development Reports of the United Nations Development Programme since 2010, and national poverty measures released in Mexico, Colombia, Bhutan, and the Philippines. The academic response has been similarly swift, with related articles published in both theoretical and applied journals. The high and insistent demand for in-depth and precise accounts of multidimensional poverty measurement motivates this book, which is aimed at graduate students in quantitative social sciences, researchers of poverty measurement, and technical staff in governments and international agencies who create multidimensional poverty measures. The book is organized into four elements. The first introduces the framework for multidimensional measurement and provides a lucid overview of a range of multidimensional techniques and the problems each can address. The second part gives a synthetic introduction of 'counting' approaches to multidimensional poverty measurement and provides an in-depth account of the counting multidimensional poverty measurement methodology developed by Alkire and Foster, which is a straightforward extension of the well-known Foster-Greer-Thorbecke poverty measures that had a significant and lasting impact on income poverty measurement. The final two parts deal with the pre-estimation issues such as normative choices and distinctive empirical techniques used in measure design, and the post-estimation issues such as robustness tests, statistical inferences, comparisons over time, and assessments of inequality among the poor.
Publisher:

New York, NY : Springer Publishing Company, 2016.

Call Number:

KIC 362.1068 K189O 2016

Pages:

xvii, 618 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
Describing how to build a competitive edge by developing superior operations, this comprehensive, practice-oriented text illustrates how healthcare organisations can gain a competitive edge through superior operations – and demonstrates how to achieve them. Underscoring the importance of a strategic perspective, the book describes how to attain excellence in the four competitive priorities: quality, cost, delivery, and flexibility. The competitive priorities are interrelated, with excellent quality laying the foundation for performance in the other competitive priorities, and with targeted improvement initiatives having synergistic effects. The text stresses the benefits of aligning the entire operations system within the parameters of a business strategy. It equips students with a conceptual mental model of healthcare operations in which all concepts and tools fit together logically. With a hands-on approach, the book clearly demonstrates the “how-tos” of effectively managing a healthcare organisation. It describes how to negotiate the different perspectives of clinicians and administrators by offering a common platform for building competitive advantage. To bring the cultural context of a healthcare organisation to life, the book engages students with a series of short vignettes of a fictitious healthcare organisation as it strives to achieve the status of a highly reliable organisation. Integrated throughout are a variety of tools and quantitative techniques with step-by-step instructions to assist in problem solving and process improvements. Also included are mind maps linking competitive priorities and concepts, quick-reference icons, dashboards displaying measurement and process tracking, and boxed features. Several project ideas, team assignments, and creative thinking exercises are proposed. A comprehensive Instructor Packet and online tutorials further enhance the book’s outstanding value. Key Features: Includes mind maps to connect competitive priorities, concepts, and tools. Provides an extensive tool kit for problem solving and process improvements. Presents icons throughout the text to emphasise competitive priorities and tool coverage. Emphasises measurement with dashboards and includes data files for statistical process control, queuing, and simulation. Demonstrates human dynamics and organizational challenges through realistic vignettes. Presents boxed features of frequently asked questions and real-world implementations of concepts. Provides comprehensive Instructor Packet and online tutorials.
Publisher:

Oxford ; Oxford University Press, 2012.

Call Number:

KIC 355.0083 D795R 2012

Pages:

xii, 239 pages ; 25 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
Child soldiers are generally perceived as faultless, passive victims. This ignores that the roles of child soldiers vary, from innocent abductee to wilful perpetrator. This book argues that child soldiers should be judged on their actions and that treating them like a homogenous group prevents them from taking responsibility for their acts.
Publisher:

London ; Routledge, : 2014.

Call Number:

KIC 303.4 S678 2014

Pages:

x, 164 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
This book explores the relationship between social justice practices and the Arts in Education. It argues that social justice practices, at their best, should awaken our senses and the ability to imagine alternatives that can sustain the collective work necessary to challenge entrenched patterns and practices. Chapters display a range of arts-based pedagogies for challenging oppressive practices in schools, community centers and other public sites. The examples provided illustrate both the promise and on-going challenge of enacting arts based social justice practices that can transform consciousness and organize action toward justice and social change. They show the power of arts-based pedagogies to engage the imagination, reveal invisible operations of power and privilege, provoke critical reflection, and spark alternative images and possibilities. They also show the importance of on-going critical reflection for this work with attention to both the specificities of place and the obstacles (internal and external) to maintaining a social justice stance in the face of contemporary neoliberal discourses. This book was originally published as a special issue of Equity & Excellence in Education.
Publisher:

London ; Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2019.

Call Number:

KIC 320.6 H865P 2019

Pages:

x, 138 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
The Policy Design Primer is a concise and practical introduction to the principles and elements of policy design in contemporary governance. Guiding students through the study of the instruments used by governments in carrying out their tasks, adapting to, and altering their environments, this book: Examines the range of substantive and procedural policy instruments that together comprise the toolbox from which governments select specific tools expected to resolve policy problems, Considers the principles behind the selection and use of specific types of instruments in contemporary government, Addresses the issues of instrument mixes and their (re)design in a discussion of the future research agenda of policy design and Discusses several current trends in instrument use often linked to factors such as globalization and the increasingly networked nature of modern society. This readily digestible and informative book provides a comprehensive overview of this essential component of modern governance, featuring helpful definitions of key concepts and further reading. This book is essential reading for all students of public policy, administration and management as well as more broadly for relevant courses in health, social welfare, environment, development and local government, in addition to those managers and practitioners involved in Executive Education and policy design work on the ground.
Publisher:

Thousand Oaks, CA : Sage Publications, 2002.

Call Number:

KIC 300.723 H877Q 2002

Pages:

xii, 410 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
There is no longer any question that qualitative inquiry is fundamental to the enterprise of social science research, with a broad reach and a history all its own. This book seeks to introduce to reintroduce readers to selections that provide a solid intellectual grounding in the area of qualitative research. Thoughtfully and painstakingly culled from over a thousand candidate articles by co-editors A. Michael Huberman and the late Matthew B. Miles (co-authors of the seminal Qualitative Data Analysis), The Qualitative Researcher's Companion examines the theoretical underpinnings, methodological perspectives, and empirical approaches that are crucial to the understanding and practice of qualitative inquiry. Incisive, provocative, and drawn from across the many disciplines that employ qualitative inquiry, The Qualitative Researcher's Companion is a key addition to the bookshelf of anyone involved in the research act.
Publisher:

New York : Teachers College Press, 2015.

Call Number:

KIC 370.115 W529W 2015

Pages:

vi, 122 pages ; 23 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
How can schools teach the skills required for a strong democracy to flourish? What Kind of Citizen? asks readers to imagine the kind of society they would like to live in—and then shows the ways in which schools can be used to make that vision a reality. Westheimer draws on groundbreaking research on school programs and policies to sharply critique the current direction of school reform. He points to the many varied and powerful ways to teach children and young adults to engage critically, to think about social issues, and to participate in authentic debate that acknowledges that intelligent adults can have different opinions. But today’s teachers are being forced to abandon these practices in favor of test-preparation in only a very narrow set of academic subjects. How did this happen? What can we do to set schools back on the right track? How can we realign school goals with what research shows parents, children, and teachers actually care about? How can we save our schools from today’s myopic interpretation of what constitutes an education? Westheimer answers these questions and makes a powerful call for schools to become more engaging, more democratic, and more educative.