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Author: Caroline Andrew
Publisher: University of Ottawa Press
Keywords: citizenship, cultural, thinking, culture, accounting
Number of Pages: 304
Published: 2005-03-30
ISBN-10: 0776605968
ISBN-13: 9780776605968

Many scholars, practitioners, and policy-makers in the cultural sector argue that Canadian cultural policy is at a crossroads: that the environment for cultural policy-making has evolved substantially and that traditional rationales for state intervention no longer apply.The concept of cultural citizenship is a relative newcomer to the cultural policy landscape, and offers a potentially compelling alternative rationale for government intervention in the cultural sector. Likewise, the articulation and use of cultural indicators and of governance concepts are also new arrivals, emerging as poten

Authors: Chaitra M. Hardison, Carra S. Sims, Farhana Ali,
Publisher: RAND
Keywords: cross, cultural, defining, performance, personnel, air, skills, deployed, force
Number of Pages: 100
Published: 2009
ISBN-10: 0833046063
ISBN-13: 9780833046062

Because of its strong interest in providing airmen with the cross-cultural skills that have grown ever more essential to successful mission accomplishment in foreign environments, the Air Force asked RAND to provide a foundation for the design of a comprehensive Air Force program of cross-cultural training and education. RAND researchers responded by first creating a taxonomy covering all behaviors relevant to cross-cultural performance after the need for such a taxonomy became evident from a review of the literature on cross-cultural performance and discussions with Air Force personnel. From

Author: Alexandre Marc
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: societies, multicultural, services, delivering
Number of Pages: 118
Published: 2009-11-23
ISBN-10: 0821380494
ISBN-13: 9780821380499

Over the last two decades the world has witnessed an important transformation of the concept of citizenship and social integration, increasingly recognizing that cultural and ethnic diversity need to be considered when designing and implementing social policies. The increasing cultural diversity of societies, along with the important role culture plays in forming identities in these societies, creates major challenges for national and local governments in ensuring social cohesion and social inclusion.'Delivering Services in Multicultural Societies' reviews recent approaches to recognizing cult

Author: United Nations Development Programme
Publisher: Human Development Report
Keywords: diverse, world, liberty, cultural, development, report, human
Number of Pages: 47
Published: 2004-07-15
ISBN-10: 019522146X
ISBN-13: 9780195221466

This is the 15th report, prepared by a team of independent experts, which explores major development issues of global concern. The 2004 report focuses on issues of cultural liberty and concludes that countries must actively devise multicultural policies to prevent cultural discrimination (whether on grounds of religion, ethnicity or language), since the expansion of cultural freedoms is at the core of human development. Rather than presenting a threat to state unity, the report argues that diversity is the only sustainable option to promote stability and democracy within and across societies.

Author: Ismail Serageldin
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: roots, urban, futures, cultural, sites, cities, sacred, historic
Number of Pages: 442
Published: 2001-01
ISBN-10: 082134904X
ISBN-13: 9780821349045

A large proportion of the 100 historic cities and nearly 200 sacred sites on the World Heritage List are located in the developing world. Of key concern is how historic cities fare against the population pressures, crumbling infrastructure, and eroding economic base of the developing world.'Historic Cities and Sacred Sites: Cultural Roots for Urban Futures' investigates the effects of overpopulation and poverty on historic cities and sacred sites. It demonstrates that taking care of humanity's cultural heritage can regenerate self-esteem and self-identities of disempowered peoples and revive m

Author: Karin Bijsterveld
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Keywords: cultural, practices, memory, technologies, souvenirs, audio, sound
Number of Pages: 220
Published: 2009-06-20
ISBN-10: 9089641327
ISBN-13: 9789089641328

In recent decades, the importance of sound for remembering the past and for creating a sense of belonging has been increasingly acknowledged. We keep "sound souvenirs" such as cassette tapes and long play albums in our attics because we want to be able to recreate the music and everyday sounds we once cherished. Artists and ordinary listeners deploy the newest digital audio technologies to recycle past sounds into present tunes. Sound and memory are inextricably intertwined, not just through the commercially exploited nostalgia on oldies radio stations, but through the exchange of valued songs

Author: Mary Elizabeth Perry
Publisher: University of California Press
Keywords: new, world, spain, inquisition, encounters, impact, cultural
Number of Pages: 320
Published: 1991
ISBN-10: 0520070984
ISBN-13: 9780520070981

More than just an expression of religious authority or an instrument of social control, the Inquisition was an arena where cultures met and clashed on both shores of the Atlantic. This pioneering volume examines how cultural identities were maintained despite oppression.Persecuted groups were able to survive the Inquisition by means of diverse strategies--whether Christianized Jews in Spain preserving their experiences in literature, or native American folk healers practicing medical care. These investigations of social resistance and cultural persistence will reinforce the cultural significan
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