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21A.336 Marketing, Microchips and McDonalds: Debating Globalization (MIT) 21A.336 Marketing, Microchips and McDonalds: Debating Globalization (MIT)

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Everyday we are bombarded with the word "global" and encouraged to see globalization as the quintessential transformation of our age. But what exactly does "globalization" mean? How is it affecting the lives of people around the world, not only in economic, but social and cultural terms? How do contemporary changes compare with those from other historical periods? Are such changes positive, negative or simply inevitable? And, finally, how does the concept of the "global" itself shape our perceptions in ways that both help us understand the contemporary world and potentially distort it? This course begins by offering a brief overview of historical "world systems," including those centered in Asia as well as Europe. It explores the nature of contemporary transformations, including th Everyday we are bombarded with the word "global" and encouraged to see globalization as the quintessential transformation of our age. But what exactly does "globalization" mean? How is it affecting the lives of people around the world, not only in economic, but social and cultural terms? How do contemporary changes compare with those from other historical periods? Are such changes positive, negative or simply inevitable? And, finally, how does the concept of the "global" itself shape our perceptions in ways that both help us understand the contemporary world and potentially distort it? This course begins by offering a brief overview of historical "world systems," including those centered in Asia as well as Europe. It explores the nature of contemporary transformations, including th

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anthropology | anthropology | marketing | marketing | globalization | globalization | culture | culture | class | class | economic status | economic status | social dynamics | social dynamics | technology | technology | capitalism | capitalism | java | java | amazon | amazon | france | france | united states | united states | bombay | bombay | india | india | japan | japan | immigration | immigration | film | film | workers | workers | tourism | tourism | factory labor | factory labor | global | global | economic transformation | economic transformation | media | media | political transformation | political transformation | geographic tranformation | geographic tranformation | history | history

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21H.206 American Consumer Culture (MIT) 21H.206 American Consumer Culture (MIT)

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This class examines how and why twentieth-century Americans came to define the "good life" through consumption, leisure, and material abundance. We will explore how such things as department stores, nationally advertised brand-name goods, mass-produced cars, and suburbs transformed the American economy, society, and politics. The course is organized both thematically and chronologically. Each period deals with a new development in the history of consumer culture. Throughout we explore both celebrations and critiques of mass consumption and abundance. This class examines how and why twentieth-century Americans came to define the "good life" through consumption, leisure, and material abundance. We will explore how such things as department stores, nationally advertised brand-name goods, mass-produced cars, and suburbs transformed the American economy, society, and politics. The course is organized both thematically and chronologically. Each period deals with a new development in the history of consumer culture. Throughout we explore both celebrations and critiques of mass consumption and abundance.

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twentieth century history | twentieth century history | history | history | popular culture | popular culture | united states | united states | marketing | marketing | mass-production | mass-production | consumption | consumption | economics | economics | politics | politics | middle class | middle class | advertising | advertising | status | status | American Dream | American Dream | mass-market | mass-market | suburbs | suburbs | e-commerce | e-commerce | fast food | fast food

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21L.504J Race and Identity in American Literature: Keepin' it Real Fake (MIT) 21L.504J Race and Identity in American Literature: Keepin' it Real Fake (MIT)

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This course explores the ways in which various American artists view race and class as performed or performable identities. Discussions will focus on some of the following questions: What does it mean to act black, white, privileged, or underprivileged? What do these artists suggest are the implications of performing (indeed playing at or with) racial identity, ethnicity, gender, and class status? How and why are race and class status often conflated in these performances? This course explores the ways in which various American artists view race and class as performed or performable identities. Discussions will focus on some of the following questions: What does it mean to act black, white, privileged, or underprivileged? What do these artists suggest are the implications of performing (indeed playing at or with) racial identity, ethnicity, gender, and class status? How and why are race and class status often conflated in these performances?

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21L.504 | 21L.504 | WGS.140 | WGS.140 | race | race | class | class | racial identity | racial identity | ethnicity | ethnicity | gender | gender | class status | class status | privilege | privilege | performance | performance | passing | passing | mark twain | mark twain | bell hooks | bell hooks | toni Morrison | toni Morrison | james weldon johnson | james weldon johnson | charles chestnut | charles chestnut | nella Larsen | nella Larsen | black like me | black like me | george schuyler | george schuyler | black no more | black no more | suzan-lori parks | suzan-lori parks | toi derricotte | toi derricotte | philip roth | philip roth

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21H.206 American Consumer Culture (MIT) 21H.206 American Consumer Culture (MIT)

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This class examines how and why twentieth-century Americans came to define the "good life" through consumption, leisure, and material abundance. We will explore how such things as department stores, nationally advertised brand-name goods, mass-produced cars, and suburbs transformed the American economy, society, and politics. The course is organized both thematically and chronologically. Each period deals with a new development in the history of consumer culture. Throughout we explore both celebrations and critiques of mass consumption and abundance. This class examines how and why twentieth-century Americans came to define the "good life" through consumption, leisure, and material abundance. We will explore how such things as department stores, nationally advertised brand-name goods, mass-produced cars, and suburbs transformed the American economy, society, and politics. The course is organized both thematically and chronologically. Each period deals with a new development in the history of consumer culture. Throughout we explore both celebrations and critiques of mass consumption and abundance.

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twentieth century history | twentieth century history | history | history | popular culture | popular culture | united states | united states | marketing | marketing | mass-production | mass-production | consumption | consumption | economics | economics | politics | politics | middle class | middle class | advertising | advertising | status | status | American Dream | American Dream | mass-market | mass-market | suburbs | suburbs | e-commerce | e-commerce | fast food | fast food

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Role and status

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Introduction to the sociological concept of role and status. Explains the concepts of role conflict and work-life balance. Includes links to relevant web resources, interactive self-assessment tests and a glossary.

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social status | occupational status | sociology | social structure | roles | Social studies | POLITICS / ECONOMICS / LAW / SOCIAL SCIENCES | SCQF4 | Foundation Level | NICAT 1 | Foundation | GCSE D-G | NVQ 1 | Intermediate 1 | UK EL05 = SCQF 5 | Intermediate level | Intermediate | NICAT 2 | CQFW 2 | Intermediate | GSCE A-C | NVQ 2 | | Learning | Design and delivery of programmes | L000 | E

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Understanding the environment: Problems with the way we think Understanding the environment: Problems with the way we think

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There is increasing recognition that the reductionist mindset that is currently dominating society, rooted in unlimited economic growth unperceptive to its social and environmental impact, cannot resolve the converging environmental, social and economic crises we now face. The primary aim of this free course, Understanding the environment: Problems with the way we think, is to encourage the shift away from reductionist and human centred thinking towards a holistic and ecological worldview. First published on Thu, 17 Mar 2016 as Understanding the environment: Problems with the way we think. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2016 There is increasing recognition that the reductionist mindset that is currently dominating society, rooted in unlimited economic growth unperceptive to its social and environmental impact, cannot resolve the converging environmental, social and economic crises we now face. The primary aim of this free course, Understanding the environment: Problems with the way we think, is to encourage the shift away from reductionist and human centred thinking towards a holistic and ecological worldview. First published on Thu, 17 Mar 2016 as Understanding the environment: Problems with the way we think. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2016 First published on Thu, 17 Mar 2016 as Understanding the environment: Problems with the way we think. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2016 First published on Thu, 17 Mar 2016 as Understanding the environment: Problems with the way we think. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2016

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Environmental Studies | Environmental Studies | attribute | attribute | capitalis | capitalis | CharityWise | CharityWise | closed system experiments | closed system experiments | ecological interdependence | ecological interdependence | ecological sustainability | ecological sustainability | extinction | extinction | flows of energy | flows of energy | GEESOER | GEESOER | indicators of human resource use | indicators of human resource use | matter and information | matter and information | measuring system status | measuring system status | Model | Model | object | object | open systems | open systems | performance and viability | performance and viability | quality of life indices | quality of life indices | reductionism | reductionism | reductionist thinking | reductionist thinking | resource depletion | resource depletion | Survival of the Fittest | Survival of the Fittest | Systems thinking | Systems thinking | the end of nature | the end of nature | UKOER | UKOER

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1st class smoking room on RMS Mauretania 1st class smoking room on RMS Mauretania

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abstract | abstract | blur | blur | industry | industry | wall | wall | architecture | architecture | table | table | carpet | carpet | lights | lights | design | design | interesting | interesting | construction | construction | chair | chair | fireplace | fireplace | pattern | pattern | candle | candle | shine | shine | floor | floor | post | post | unitedkingdom | unitedkingdom | furniture | furniture | timber | timber | interior | interior | empty | empty | room | room | ships | ships | famous | famous | decoration | decoration | progress | progress | grand | grand | vessel | vessel | social | social | ceiling | ceiling | historic | historic | unusual | unusual | wealthy | wealthy | elegant | elegant | shipyard | shipyard | decor | decor | society | society | cushion | cushion | tyneside | tyneside | luxury | luxury | development | development | firstclass | firstclass | impressive | impressive | important | important | wealth | wealth | fascinating | fascinating | digitalimage | digitalimage | status | status | oceanliner | oceanliner | luxurious | luxurious | meetingplace | meetingplace | rivertyne | rivertyne | shipbuilding | shipbuilding | wallsend | wallsend | launched | launched | industrialheritage | industrialheritage | c1907 | c1907 | smokingroom | smokingroom | upperclass | upperclass | northeastengland | northeastengland | passengership | passengership | cunardline | cunardline | blackandwhitephotograph | blackandwhitephotograph | mauretania | mauretania | northeastofengland | northeastofengland | artanddesign | artanddesign | shipbuildingheritage | shipbuildingheritage | maritimeheritage | maritimeheritage | swanhunterwighamrichardson | swanhunterwighamrichardson | rmsmauretania | rmsmauretania | wallsendyard | wallsendyard | 20september1906 | 20september1906 | 1stclasssmokingroom | 1stclasssmokingroom

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Visit of Prince Albert to Readhead's shipyard Visit of Prince Albert to Readhead's shipyard

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southshields | southshields | shipbuilding | shipbuilding | johnreadheadsonsltd | johnreadheadsonsltd | shipyard | shipyard | historic | historic | northeastengland | northeastengland | tyneside | tyneside | princealbert | princealbert | kinggeorgevi | kinggeorgevi | royalfamily | royalfamily | royalty | royalty | royalvisit | royalvisit | shipyardworkers | shipyardworkers | officials | officials | dignitaries | dignitaries | johnreadheadsonssouthshields | johnreadheadsonssouthshields | northeastofengland | northeastofengland | unitedkingdom | unitedkingdom | socialhistory | socialhistory | archives | archives | abstract | abstract | blackandwhitephotograph | blackandwhitephotograph | digitalimage | digitalimage | industry | industry | industrialheritage | industrialheritage | maritimeheritage | maritimeheritage | shipbuildingheritage | shipbuildingheritage | visit | visit | readheadsshipyard | readheadsshipyard | 16april1920 | 16april1920 | development | development | production | production | interesting | interesting | unusual | unusual | fascinating | fascinating | gathering | gathering | chain | chain | grain | grain | blur | blur | mark | mark | cog | cog | wheel | wheel | timber | timber | tools | tools | workers | workers | cap | cap | uniform | uniform | emblem | emblem | status | status | hat | hat | necklace | necklace | tie | tie | shirt | shirt | ribbon | ribbon | flower | flower | pocket | pocket | fabric | fabric | crease | crease | men | men | beard | beard | moustache | moustache | johnreadhead | johnreadhead | jsoftley | jsoftley | partnership | partnership | lawe | lawe | johnreadheadco | johnreadheadco | highwestyard | highwestyard | johnreadheadsons | johnreadheadsons | swanhuntergroup | swanhuntergroup | britishshipbuilders | britishshipbuilders | hainsteamshipcompanyltd | hainsteamshipcompanyltd | stricklineltd | stricklineltd | princeline | princeline | sirjamesknott | sirjamesknott | standing | standing

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21H.206 American Consumer Culture (MIT)

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This class examines how and why twentieth-century Americans came to define the "good life" through consumption, leisure, and material abundance. We will explore how such things as department stores, nationally advertised brand-name goods, mass-produced cars, and suburbs transformed the American economy, society, and politics. The course is organized both thematically and chronologically. Each period deals with a new development in the history of consumer culture. Throughout we explore both celebrations and critiques of mass consumption and abundance.

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twentieth century history | history | popular culture | united states | marketing | mass-production | consumption | economics | politics | middle class | advertising | status | American Dream | mass-market | suburbs | e-commerce | fast food

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B0030P0004

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A large "status" dog during a routine check

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svmsvet | dog | statusdog

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Measuring and Explaining Deprivation

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This unit introduces you to the concept of deprivation and the ways you can use census data to measure it. It also explores the relationships between deprivation and a potential consequence/cause: illness. In addition, you will be able to carry out an investigation of spatial variation using census and other data.

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census | deprivation | long term illness | deprivation indicators | socio-economic status | standardized illness ratio | indices of deprivation | Social studies | L000

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Health and lifestyle of Nepalese migrants in the UK.

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The health status and lifestyle of migrants is often poorer than that of the general population of their host countries. The Nepalese represent a relatively small, but growing, immigrant community in the UK, about whom very little is known in term of public health. Therefore, our study examined the health and lifestyle of Nepalese migrants in the UK.

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ukoer | phorus | public health | health status | lifestyle | health sciences and practice | nepalese migrants | Subjects allied to medicine | B000

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B0030P0004

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A large "status" dog during a routine check

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svmsvet | dog | statusdog

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Maud M Garmey

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woman | blur | face | hat | sepia | mouth | fur | nose | eyes | hands | head | mark | finger | coat | fingers | grain | blouse | criminal | crime | ear | mysterious | mugshot | lip | unusual | upright | striking | society | seated | policestation | crease | attentive | arrested | prisoner | frill | northshields | imprisoned | holdinghand | socialstatus | publicrecords | neutralbackground | socialheritage | policerecord | 190216 | northshieldspolicecourt | maudmgarmey | criminalfacesofnorthshieldsthewomen | northshieldspolicestation | 8november1905

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Unidentified prisoner

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blackandwhite | man | flower | shirt | sepia | mouth | hair | nose | interesting | eyes | arm | body | coat | moustache | suit | criminal | crime | jacket | photograph | ear | button | unknown | mugshot | lip | unusual | wealthy | pocket | tear | noname | policestation | crease | buttonhole | position | arrested | prisoner | distracted | unidentified | influence | northshields | blotch | imprisoned | socialstatus | c1905 | criminalrecord | socialheritage | criminalfacesofnorthshieldsthemen | 19021916 | northshieldspolicestation

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Maud M. Garmey, domestic servant, arrested for theft

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Name: Maud M. Garmey Arrested for: not given Arrested at: North Shields Police Station Arrested on: 8 November 1905 Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-37-Maud M Garmey The Shields Daily News for 8 November 1905 reports: "ALLEGED THEFT BY A GIRL Maud M. Garney (17), belonging to Jarrow, was remanded for eight days on a charge of having stolen a large number of domestic articles, the property of Augustis Maccellari, from the Tyne Hotel, Clive Street, where she had been employed a week". The Shields Daily News for 15 November 1905 reports: "THEFT BY A DOMESTIC AT NORTH SHIELDS At North Shields Police Court today, Maud M. Garney (17), residing in Jarrow, was charged on remand, with having stolen, on the 7th inst. from the Tyne Hotel, Clive Street, three bedsheets, a pillow case, and several other household articles, valued at 1 4s 2d, the property of Augustaf Maccelari. The wife of the prosecutor stated that the accused was in the service of her husband as a domestic servant. On the 7th inst. she missed several household articles, which she valued at 1 4s 2d, and gave information to the police. The articles produced were the property of her husband. Jane Elizabeth Robson, a single woman, residing on the Ranter's Bank, stated that on the 7th inst. the accused came to her house and asked to be taken in. She acceded to her request. Prisoner had with her a lot of things which witness afterwards handed over to the police. Inspector Thornton said he arrested prisoner and charged her with the theft. She replied: "Yes, I took them". Chief Constable Huish stated that he had had an interview with the relatives of the accused, who resided in Jarrow. They thought she should be sent to a home and with the assistance of the Police Court Missionary (Mr Macpherson), a home had been found for her. He asked the magistrates to deal with her under the First Offenders' Act and bind her over to come up for judgement if called upon within twelve months on her promising to go into the home. Accused gave her consent and the magistrates bound her over." These images are a selection from an album of photographs of prisoners brought before the North Shields Police Court between 1902 and 1916 in the collection of Tyne & Wear Archives (TWA ref DX1388/1). This set contains mugshots of boys and girls under the age of 21. This reflects the fact that until 1970 that was the legal age of majority in the UK. (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email archives@twmuseums.org.uk.

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prisoner | crime | criminal | northshields | policestation | mugshot | imprisoned | arrested | hat | maudmgarmey | socialheritage | woman | fur | coat | blouse | attentive | striking | unusual | sepia | society | publicrecords | policerecord | seated | upright | hands | finger | fingers | face | head | eyes | nose | ear | mouth | lip | neutralbackground | northshieldspolicestation | 8november1905 | 190216 | mysterious | socialstatus | grain | crease | mark | blur | holdinghand | frill | theft | domesticservant

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Unidentified prisoner

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Name: not given Arrested for: not given Arrested at: Presumed to be North Shields Police Station Arrested on: c1905 Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-67-No name given All the other images in this album are identified by name. The lack of information to accompany this image suggests that wealth and influence could help to buy you anonymity. These images are a selection from an album of photographs of prisoners brought before the North Shields Police Court between 1902 and 1916 in the collection of Tyne & Wear Archives (TWA ref DX1388/1). Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email archives@twmuseums.org.uk.

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prisoner | crime | criminal | northshields | policestation | mugshot | imprisoned | arrested | wealthy | unknown | sepia | blackandwhite | photograph | unidentified | northshieldspolicestation | c1905 | noname | socialstatus | position | influence | 19021916 | interesting | unusual | socialheritage | man | flower | jacket | coat | suit | shirt | button | crease | pocket | moustache | hair | eyes | ear | nose | mouth | lip | tear | blotch | arm | body | criminalfacesofnorthshieldsthemen | criminalrecord | distracted | buttonhole

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Springfield Tippecanoe Club Ribbon, ca. 1840

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Collection: Cornell University Collection of Political Americana, Cornell University Library Repository: Susan H. Douglas Political Americana Collection, #2214 Rare & Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library, Cornell University Title: Springfield Tippecanoe Club Ribbon, ca. 1840 Political Party: Democratic Election Year: 1840 Date Made: ca. 1840 Measurement: Ribbon: 7 1/4 x 3 in.; 18.415 x 7.62 cm Classification: Costume Persistent URI: hdl.handle.net/1813.001/60g9 There are no known U.S. copyright restrictions on this image. The digital file is owned by the Cornell University Library which is making it freely available with the request that, when possible, the Library be credited as its source.

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cornelluniversitylibrary | badges | politicalcartoons | harrisonwilliamhenry | vanburenmartin | politics | promotionalmaterials | caricatures | socialclasses | logcabins | hardcider | barrels | construction | americanflags | drinking | clubsassociations | whigpartyus | socialstatus | culidentifier:value=2214rb0156 | culidentifier:lunafield=idnumber

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Hedwig Michel with Night-Blooming Cereus and Snake Vine

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palms | women | florida | president | parks | catus | estero | floraandfauna | leecounty | sabal | historicsites | hibbertia | nightbloomingcereus | treesandplants | koreshanunity | floridaparkservice | hylocereustricostatus | stateparksandreserves | nightfloweringplants | michelhedwig | koreshanstatehistoricsitepark

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Your reading list: cool tools

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Video tutorial for students showing features of the aspire reading lists

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aspire reading list moodle online resource books ebooks library tools adding notes reading intentions reading status

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Social divisions, work and life chances

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Exercise focusing on the concept of social class in Britain. Study materials cover social stratification, life chances and social mobility. Includes interactive self-assessments and a glossary of terms.

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socio-economic status | social structure | sociology | Social studies | POLITICS / ECONOMICS / LAW / SOCIAL SCIENCES | SCQF4 | Foundation Level | NICAT 1 | Foundation | GCSE D-G | NVQ 1 | Intermediate 1 | UK EL05 = SCQF 5 | Intermediate level | Intermediate | NICAT 2 | CQFW 2 | Intermediate | GSCE A-C | NVQ 2 | | Learning | Students | L000 | E

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DeSTRESS Film 15: Lorenz Curves

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DeSTRESS films combine live-action explanation and interviews, filmed in a variety of locations, with narrated animations that take the viewer through a worked example. Presented by Ken Heather of the University of Portsmouth, this 15'19" film interviews a human rights activist and a young Danish mother to talk about inequality and redistribution. It also uses a desert-island example to introduce the measurement of inequality. The Gini coefficient is explained, with current examples.

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economics | statistics | politics | distribution | socio-economic status | inequality | Gini coefficient

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Understanding the environment: Problems with the way we think

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There is increasing recognition that the reductionist mindset that is currently dominating society rooted in unlimited economic growth unperceptive to its social and environmental impact cannot resolve the converging environmental social and economic crises we now face. The primary aim of this free course

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Environmental Studies | attributes | capitalis | CharityWise | closed system experiments | ecological interdependence | ecological sustainability | extinction | flows of energy | indicators of human resource use | matter and information | measuring system status | open systems | performance and viability | quality of life indices | reductionism | reductionist thinking | resource depletion | survival of the fittest | systems thinking | the end of nature | UKOER

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Except for third party materials and otherwise stated in the acknowledgement section (see our terms and conditions http://www.open.ac.uk/conditions) this content is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Licence. - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 Except for third party materials and otherwise stated in the acknowledgement section (see our terms and conditions http://www.open.ac.uk/conditions) this content is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Licence. - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0

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Diabetes complications

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Diabetes is an increasing problem among both adults and children. This free course looks at the way the condition is managed once it has been diagnosed in order to reduce the risk of further complications. You will look at the role of each member of the team involved in the diabetes annual review and look at the risk factors involved with certain diabetes complications.

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Biology | indicators of human resource use | matter and information | measuring system status | cholesterol | open systems | performance and viability | quality of life indices | reductionist thinking | diabetes | risks | health | nutrition | obesity

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Except for third party materials and otherwise stated in the acknowledgement section (see our terms and conditions http://www.open.ac.uk/conditions) this content is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Licence. - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 Except for third party materials and otherwise stated in the acknowledgement section (see our terms and conditions http://www.open.ac.uk/conditions) this content is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Licence. - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0

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1st class smoking room on RMS Mauretania

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View of the 1st class smoking room looking forward on the 'Mauretania', c1907 (TWAM ref. ds.swh/5/3/4/2/B359). She was launched at the Wallsend yard of Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson, 20 September 1906. The 'Mauretania' was one of the most famous ships ever built on Tyneside. (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email archives@twmuseums.org.uk. To purchase a hi-res copy please email archives@twmuseums.org.uk quoting the title and reference number.

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mauretania | vessel | historic | important | firstclass | smokingroom | ships | shipbuilding | rivertyne | northeastengland | oceanliner | passengership | wallsend | swanhunterwighamrichardson | shipyard | cunardline | wealth | luxury | luxurious | elegant | interior | room | grand | shipbuildingheritage | maritimeheritage | industrialheritage | industry | abstract | rmsmauretania | c1907 | launched | wallsendyard | 20september1906 | famous | tyneside | northeastofengland | unitedkingdom | interesting | impressive | unusual | fascinating | 1stclasssmokingroom | lights | carpet | floor | wall | ceiling | table | chair | furniture | fireplace | shine | decoration | post | pattern | timber | architecture | design | artanddesign | digitalimage | blackandwhitephotograph | cushion | candle | upperclass | empty | blur | decor | wealthy | status | meetingplace | social | society | construction | development | progress

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