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The Postdoc Landscape

The Postdoc Landscape Book
Author : Audrey J. Jaeger,Alessandra J. Dinin
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2017-10-31
ISBN : 0128131705
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Postdoc Landscape offers historical, international, and domestic examples, solutions, and strategies for addressing the needs of postdoctoral scholars in terms of their presence in government, industry, and the academy. Growing issues and concerns are identified with a clear direction in terms of what practitioners, policymakers, and educators can do to improve the working conditions of postdoctoral scholars. The book includes chapters centered on three themes: the Postdoc Landscape, Postdoc Support and Postdoc Career Literacy, Agency and Choice. This comprehensive reference serves as a guide for scholars, individuals who supervise and mentor postdoctoral scholars and policymakers. Outlines practical tools to help universities and organizations develop an infrastructure for supporting postdocs Identifies the challenges that postdocs face and offers strategies on how to address the challenges Includes a diverse range of voices and experiences from leading experts in the field

The Gig Academy

The Gig Academy Book
Author : Adrianna Kezar,Tom DePaola,Daniel T. Scott
Publisher : JHU Press
Release : 2019-10-29
ISBN : 1421432714
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Ultimately, The Gig Academy is a call to arms, one that encourages non-tenure-track faculty, staff, postdocs, graduate students, and administrative and tenure-track allies to unite in a common struggle against the neoliberal Gig Academy.

New Languages and Landscapes of Higher Education

New Languages and Landscapes of Higher Education Book
Author : Peter Scott,Gareth Parry
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2017-01-08
ISBN : 0198787081
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The landscapes of higher education have been changing rapidly, with enormous growths in participation rates in many countries across the world, and major developments and changes within institutions. But the languages that we need to conceptualise and understand these changes have not been keeping pace. The central argument in this book is that new ways of thinking about higher education, the new languages of its title, are needed to understand the role of universities and colleges in contemporary society and culture and the global economy, new landscapes. Over-reliance on existing conceptualisations of higher education, has made it difficult to understand fully the nature of 21st-century higher education. It may also have encouraged a view that there is no alternative to the development of more marketized forms of higher education. The analysis offered suggests that the future is much more open. It argues that familiar categories, normally accepted as givens, are actually more fluid. 'Systems' of higher education, whether expressed through direct public funding or through regulatory regimes, are being eroded. 'Institutions', often assumed to be to be given enhanced agency by more corporate forms of management and governance), are no longer powerful actors, if they ever were. 'Research', often corralled by assessment and management systems, is becoming more diffuse and distributed. 'Learning', supposedly more focused on skill outcomes and employability, retains a more broadly educative function. The 'publicness' of higher education has not disappeared as public funding has diminished, but taken on new forms. With contributions from leading figures, drawn from a wide range of countries, this book provides an authoritative analysis of many of the major issues which dominate discussion with respect to policy, practice and research in the field of higher education, and it can expect to become a major source book for all who are interested in the development of higher education in the 21st Century.

Landscapes of Injustice

Landscapes of Injustice Book
Author : Jordan Stanger-Ross
Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Release : 2020-08-20
ISBN : 0228003075
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In 1942, the Canadian government forced more than 21,000 Japanese Canadians from their homes in British Columbia. They were told to bring only one suitcase each and officials vowed to protect the rest. Instead, Japanese Canadians were dispossessed, all their belongings either stolen or sold. The definitive statement of a major national research partnership, Landscapes of Injustice reinterprets the internment of Japanese Canadians by focusing on the deliberate and permanent destruction of home through the act of dispossession. All forms of property were taken. Families lost heirlooms and everyday possessions. They lost decades of investment and labour. They lost opportunities, neighbourhoods, and communities; they lost retirements, livelihoods, and educations. When Japanese Canadians were finally released from internment in 1949, they had no homes to return to. Asking why and how these events came to pass and charting Japanese Canadians' diverse responses, this book details the implications and legacies of injustice perpetrated under the cover of national security. In Landscapes of Injustice the diverse descendants of dispossession work together to understand what happened. They find that dispossession is not a chapter that closes or a period that neatly ends. It leaves enduring legacies of benefit and harm, shame and silence, and resilience and activism.

Gender and Precarious Research Careers

Gender and Precarious Research Careers Book
Author : Annalisa Murgia,Barbara Poggio
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2018-10-09
ISBN : 1351781413
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The literature on gender and science shows that scientific careers continue to be characterised – albeit with important differences among countries – by strong gender discriminations, especially in more prestigious positions. Much less investigated is the issue of which stage in the career such differences begin to show up. Gender and Precarious Research Careers aims to advance the debate on the process of precarisation in higher education and its gendered effects, and springs from a three-year research project across institutions in seven European countries: Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Iceland, Switzerland, Slovenia and Austria. Examining gender asymmetries in academic and research organisations, this insightful volume focuses particularly on early careers. It centres both on STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and SSH (Social Science and Humanities) fields. Offering recommendations to design innovative organisational policies and self-tailored ‘Gender Equality Plans’ to be implemented in universities and research centres, this volume will appeal to students and researchers interested in fields such as Gender Studies, Sociology of Work and Industry, Sociology of Knowledge, Business Studies and Higher Education.

Thinking the Contemporary Landscape

Thinking the Contemporary Landscape Book
Author : Christophe Girot,Dora Imhof
Publisher : Chronicle Books
Release : 2016-10-25
ISBN : 1616895594
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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On the heels of our groundbreaking books in landscape architecture, James Corner's Recovering Landscape and Charles Waldheim's Landscape Urbanism Reader, comes another essential reader, . Examining our shifting perceptions of nature and place in the context of environmental challenges and how these affect urbanism and architecture, the seventeen essayists in argue for an all-encompassing view of landscape that integrates the scientific, intellectual, aesthetic, and mythic into a new multidisciplinary understanding of the contemporary landscape. A must-read for anyone concerned about the changing nature of our landscape in a time of climate crisis.

History of Landscape Ecology in the United States

History of Landscape Ecology in the United States Book
Author : Gary W. Barrett,Terry L. Barrett,Jianguo Wu
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2015-06-23
ISBN : 1493922750
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book describes the emergence of landscape ecology, its current status as a new integrative science, and how distinguished scholars in the field of landscape ecology view the future regarding new challenges and career opportunities. Over the past thirty years, landscape ecology has utilized development in technology and methodology (e.g., satellites, GIS, and systems technologists) to monitor large temporal-spatial scale events and phenomena. These events include changes in vegetative cover and composition due to both natural disturbance and human cause—changes that have academic, economic, political, and social manifestations. There is little doubt, due to the temporal-spatial scale of this integrative science, that scholars in fields of study ranging from anthropology to urban ecology will desire to compare their fields with landscape ecology during this intellectually and technologically fertile time. History of Landscape Ecology in the United States brings to light the vital role that landscape ecologists will play in the future as the human population continues to increase and fragment the natural environment. Landscape ecology is known as a synthesized intersection of disciplines; but new theories, concepts, and principles have emerged that form the foundation of a new transdiscipline.

The Adaptive Landscape in Evolutionary Biology

The Adaptive Landscape in Evolutionary Biology Book
Author : Erik Svensson,Ryan Calsbeek
Publisher : OUP Oxford
Release : 2012-05-17
ISBN : 0191631671
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The 'Adaptive Landscape' has been a central concept in population genetics and evolutionary biology since this powerful metaphor was first formulated by Sewall Wright in 1932. Eighty years later, it has become a central framework in evolutionary quantitative genetics, selection studies in natural populations, and in studies of ecological speciation and adaptive radiations. Recently, the simple concept of adaptive landscapes in two dimensions (genes or traits) has been criticized and several new and more sophisticated versions of the original adaptive landscape evolutionary model have been developed in response. No published volume has yet critically discussed the past, present state, and future prospect of the adaptive landscape in evolutionary biology. This volume brings together prominent historians of science, philosophers, ecologists, and evolutionary biologists, with the aim of discussing the state of the art of the Adaptive Landscape from several different perspectives.

Questo Metropolitan Architecture

Questo Metropolitan Architecture Book
Author : Antonella Contin
Publisher : Maggioli Editore
Release : 2015
ISBN : 889160903X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Questo Metropolitan Architecture book written by Antonella Contin, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Research Impact and the Early Career Researcher

Research Impact and the Early Career Researcher Book
Author : Kieran Fenby-Hulse,Emma Heywood,Kate Walker
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2019-05-24
ISBN : 1351357301
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Research Impact and the Early Career Researcher documents experiences and perspectives on the emerging concept of research impact from a range of disciplines and places them within an analytical and critical discursive framework. Combining personal reflections with research essays, it provides the reader with a multi-dimensional perspective on research impact and how it connects to the research lives and practice of early career researchers. Research impact is playing an ever-increasing role in international research policy and government strategy. This book: Explores the arrival of impact into the national research consciousness Discusses how to build capacity and skills within research impact and how this might impact academic career progression in an international job market Offers advice on balancing national expectations with institutional expectations on research in terms of funding and career progression Offers suggested ways forward whilst actively challenging what constitutes research impact Research Impact and the Early Career Researcher provides a much-needed research base for studies of research impact and the extent to which it has altered, changed, and influenced the research practice of early career academics. It is an essential guide for any new and early career researchers wishing to navigate the complex landscape in order to meaningfully contribute to the impact agenda.

The Routledge Companion to Talent Management

The Routledge Companion to Talent Management Book
Author : Ibraiz Tarique
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2021-08-18
ISBN : 1315474697
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The field of Talent Management has grown and advanced exponentially over the past several years as organizations, large and small, public and private, global and domestic, have realized that to gain and sustain a global competitive advantage, they must manage their talents effectively. Talent Management has become a major theoretical and empirical topic of intellectual curiosity from various disciplinary perspectives, such as human resource management, arts and entertainment management, international management, etc. This Companion is an indispensable source that provides an authoritative, in-depth, and comprehensive examination of emerging Talent Management topics. Divided into five thematic sections that provide a unique overarching structure to organize forty-one chapters written by leading and renowned international scholars, this Companion assesses essential knowledge, trends, debates, and avenues for future research in a single volume: Evolution and Conceptualization of Talent Management; The External Context of Talent Management; The Internal Context of Talent Management; Individuals, Workforce, and Processes of Talent Management; and Outcomes of Talent Management. In this way, the Companion is essential reading for anyone involved in the scholarly study of Talent Management, including academic researchers, advanced postgraduate and graduate students, and management consultants. For further debate on Talent Management, readers might be interested in the supplementary volume Contemporary Talent Management: A Research Companion, sold separately.

The Social Structures of Global Academia

The Social Structures of Global Academia Book
Author : Fabian Cannizzo,Nick Osbaldiston
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2019-04-23
ISBN : 0429879873
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Higher education and research are now at the centre of economic and social policy in advanced information societies. Global networks of researchers, finance, students and policymakers invoke collaborative sociological perspectives. What it means to be an academic and to work in a technologically advanced knowledge industry has undergone transformations that cross national borders. The future of knowledge production, social development, prosperity and the freedom of ideas are caught in the swelling of global tides. The Social Structures of Global Academia exposes readers to a variety of issues that are impacting academics across the globe. The volume includes contributions by leading social scientists and innovative research from emerging scholars. Its anchoring themes include academic ethics, the affective cultures of scholarship, changing funding structures and social control of the currents of scholarly life. Giving readers an overview of the growing field of critical studies of academia, The Social Structures of Global Academia will appeal to students and scholars seeking to understand more of the burgeoning field of critical sociologies of higher education, and general readers interested in contemporary knowledge about universities, science and the people who make it their passion. It will also appeal to policymakers who are invested in trying to make universities more viable places to work.

Photographs Across Time Studies in Urban Landscapes

Photographs Across Time  Studies in Urban Landscapes Book
Author : Mary J. Thornbush and Sylvia E. Thornbush
Publisher : Bentham Science Publishers
Release : 2015-01-06
ISBN : 1608059847
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Photographs Across Time: Studies in Urban Landscapes presents a record of urban environments in Britain, including Oxford, York, Scarborough, Dunbar, Edinburgh, and Inverness. It is a unique demonstration of how digital photography bridges urban landscape studies with archaeology and heritage studies. The book revisits several landscape and weathering studies in churchyards throughout England and Scotland in the UK. The book explains cross temporal and archival applications of digital photography and explores the archaeological use of photographs. Readers can also learn about issues related to creating and maintaining digital records as well as issues relevant to heritage sustainability. Researchers, landscape experts and professional photographers as well archivists will find Photographs Across Time as a handy reference for quantitative geomorphological studies on English heritage sites and the qualitative realm of historical archaeology.

Sacred Landscapes in Antiquity

Sacred Landscapes in Antiquity Book
Author : Ralph Haussler,Gian Franco Chiai
Publisher : Oxbow Books
Release : 2020-07-31
ISBN : 1789253284
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From generation to generation, people experience their landscapes differently. Humans depend on their natural environment: it shapes their behavior while it is often felt that deities responsible for both natural benefits and natural calamities (such as droughts, famines, floods and landslides) need to be appeased. We presume that, in many societies, lakes, rivers, rocks, mountains, caves and groves were considered sacred. Individual sites and entire landscapes are often associated with divine actions, mythical heroes and etiological myths. Throughout human history, people have also felt the need to monumentalize their sacred landscape. But this is where the similarities end as different societies had very different understandings, believes and practices. The aim of this new thematic appraisal is to scrutinize carefully our evidence and rethink our methodologies in a multi-disciplinary approach. More than 30 papers investigate diverse sacred landscapes from the Iberian peninsula and Britain in the west to China in the east. They discuss how to interpret the intricate web of ciphers and symbols in the landscape and how people might have experienced it. We see the role of performance, ritual, orality, textuality and memory in people’s sacred landscapes. A diachronic view allows us to study how landscapes were ‘rewritten’, adapted and redefined in the course of time to suit new cultural, political and religious understandings, not to mention the impact of urbanism on people’s understandings. A key question is how was the landscape manipulated, transformed and monumentalized – especially the colossal investments in monumental architecture we see in certain socio-historic contexts or the creation of an alternative humanmade, seemingly ‘non-natural’ landscape, with perfectly astronomically aligned buildings that define a cosmological order? Sacred Landscapes therefore aims to analyze the complex links between landscape, ‘religiosity’ and society, developing a dialectic framework that explores sacred landscapes across the ancient world in a dynamic, holistic, contextual and historical perspective.

Landscapes of Monstrosity

Landscapes of Monstrosity Book
Author : László Munteán,Hans Christian Post
Publisher : BRILL
Release : 2019-01-04
ISBN : 1848883706
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Landscapes of Monstrosity book written by László Munteán,Hans Christian Post, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Landscapes of Leisure

Landscapes of Leisure Book
Author : S. Gammon,S. Elkington
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2016-01-12
ISBN : 1137428538
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This volume aims to map out the complex relationships leisure has with notions of place and space in contemporary life. Illustrating the transdisciplinarity of this key feature of leisure studies, it explores how leisure places and spaces affect personal, social and collective identities.

Rewilding European Landscapes

Rewilding European Landscapes Book
Author : Henrique M. Pereira,Laetitia M. Navarro
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2015-05-04
ISBN : 3319120395
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Some European lands have been progressively alleviated of human pressures, particularly traditional agriculture in remote areas. This book proposes that this land abandonment can be seen as an opportunity to restore natural ecosystems via rewilding. We define rewilding as the passive management of ecological successions having in mind the long-term goal of restoring natural ecosystem processes. The book aims at introducing the concept of rewilding to scientists, students and practitioners. The first part presents the theory of rewilding in the European context. The second part of the book directly addresses the link between rewilding, biodiversity, and habitats. The third and last part is dedicated to practical aspects of the implementation of rewilding as a land management option. We believe that this book will both set the basis for future research on rewilding and help practitioners think about how rewilding can take place in areas under their management.

Landscapes and Landforms of Austria

Landscapes and Landforms of Austria Book
Author : Christine Embleton-Hamann
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2022-07-01
ISBN : 3030928152
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Landscapes and Landforms of Austria book written by Christine Embleton-Hamann, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Landscapes and Landforms of Ethiopia

Landscapes and Landforms of Ethiopia Book
Author : Paolo Billi
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2015-03-23
ISBN : 9401780269
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book provides a succinct but comprehensive presentation of key geomorphological locations and topics including information about geomorphological heritage and maps to visit the most important sites. Apart from often being remarkably scenic, landscapes reveal stories that often can be traced back in time tens of million years and include unique events. This is particularly true for Ethiopia where spectacular examples of different landforms are present. Its geomorphology varies from highlands, marked by high volcanoes and incised by deep river gorges, to the rift valley lakes endorheic systems and the below sea level lowlands with characteristic landscapes which are unique in the world. Landscapes and Landforms of Ethiopia highlights all these topics including essential information about geology and tectonic framework, past and present climate, hydrology, geographical regions and long-term geomorphological history. It is a highly informative book, providing insight for readers with an interest in geography and geomorphology.

Landscapes and Landforms of Spain

Landscapes and Landforms of Spain Book
Author : Francisco Gutiérrez,Mateo Gutiérrez
Publisher : Springer Science & Business
Release : 2014-04-18
ISBN : 9401786283
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Landscapes and Landforms of Spain provides an informative and inviting overview of the geology and geomorphology of Spain. It incorporates a diverse range of topics, ranging from the fiery landscapes of the Canary Islands and its volcanic formations to the glacial scenery of the Pyrenees. The book devotes attention to granite landforms, karst terrains, coastal dunes and marshes, as well as to heritage and conservation, with the objective of offering the reader a comprehensive insight into the Spanish geological setting. The book presents readers with the opportunity to explore Spanish landforms in detail through its highly illustrated pages and maps, making this an appealing text on the subject field.