Focus Midwest


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Middle West
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Health Manpower, 1974

Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, United States Senate, Ninety-third Congress, Second Session, on S. 3585 ....
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. Subcommittee on Health
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Federal aid to higher education
Page: N.A
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Health Manpower, 1974: Appendix I. Geographic analysis of physician shortage areas and the problem of speciality maldistribution


Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. Subcommittee on Health
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Federal aid to higher education
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Catalog of Copyright Entries

Third series
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Copyright
Page: N.A
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Alliance, Illinois


Author: Dave Etter
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 0810122138
Category: Poetry
Page: 239
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"In the tradition of Edgar Lee Master's Spoon River Anthology, the poems in this collection are each narrated by a different resident of the fictional Alliance, Illinois. Their voices, unique and yet familiar, describe life in a small midwestern town during the second half of the twentieth century." --Book Jacket.

Climate Change in the Midwest

Impacts, Risks, Vulnerability, and Adaptation
Author: S. C. Pryor
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253006821
Category: Nature
Page: 266
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The research presented in this volume focuses on identifying and quantifying the major vulnerabilities to climate change in the Midwestern United States. By providing state-of-the-art spatially disaggregated information regarding the historical, current, and possible future climate within the region, the contributors assess the risks and susceptibility of the critical socio-economic and environmental systems. Key sectors discussed are agriculture, human health, water, energy and infrastructure, and the vulnerabilities that may be amplified under current climate trajectories. The book also considers the challenges and opportunities to develop local and regional strategies for addressing the risks posed by climate change in the context of developing an integrative policy for the region.

Rebuilding Urban Neighborhoods

Achievements, Opportunities, and Limits
Author: W Dennis Keating,Norman Krumholz
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452263418
Category: Science
Page: 256
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Despite long standing efforts going back to the turn of the century when city planning and other reform movements emerged, the poverty and social problems of distressed urban neighborhoods in United States cities persist. This book looks at the progress that has taken place in many of the country's devastated areas. The book highlights examples of achievements made through community organizations and residents.

Activists in City Hall

The Progressive Response to the Reagan Era in Boston and Chicago
Author: Pierre Clavel
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801468515
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
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In 1983, Boston and Chicago elected progressive mayors with deep roots among community activists. Taking office as the Reagan administration was withdrawing federal aid from local governments, Boston's Raymond Flynn and Chicago's Harold Washington implemented major policies that would outlast them. More than reforming governments, they changed the substance of what the government was trying to do: above all, to effect a measure of redistribution of resources to the cities' poor and working classes and away from hollow goals of "growth" as measured by the accumulation of skyscrapers. In Boston, Flynn moderated an office development boom while securing millions of dollars for affordable housing. In Chicago, Washington implemented concrete measures to save manufacturing jobs, against the tide of national policy and trends. Activists in City Hall examines how both mayors achieved their objectives by incorporating neighborhood activists as a new organizational force in devising, debating, implementing, and shaping policy. Based in extensive archival research enriched by details and insights gleaned from hours of interviews with key figures in each administration and each city's activist community, Pierre Clavel argues that key to the success of each mayor were numerous factors: productive contacts between city hall and neighborhood activists, strong social bases for their agendas, administrative innovations, and alternative visions of the city. Comparing the experiences of Boston and Chicago with those of other contemporary progressive cities—Hartford, Berkeley, Madison, Santa Cruz, Santa Monica, Burlington, and San Francisco—Activists in City Hall provides a new account of progressive urban politics during the Reagan era and offers many valuable lessons for policymakers, city planners, and progressive political activists.

Once More Unto The Breach, Dear Friends

Incomplete Theory And Complete Bibliography of Irving Louis Horowitz on the Occasion of His 75th Birthday
Author: Irving Louis Horowitz
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9780765802743
Category: Social Science
Page: 190
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Candor, breadth, judiciousness-all these are attributes Irving Louis Horowitz possesses as a scholar. Under his leadership there is no academic publication from which I have learned as much as Transaction-Society."David Riesman, Harvard University "We are all happy benefi ciaries of Horowitzs acutely perceptive and (often) devas-tatingly plain-spoken self as sociologist and sage, broad-gauged scholar, dedicated teacher, tough-minded editor and publisher with an ingrained sense of fairness."Robert K. Merton, Columbia University

The Sceptical Mode in Modern Philosophy

Essays in Honor of Richard H. Popkin
Author: R. A. Watson,J.E. Force
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400927444
Category: History
Page: 164
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Focus Groups

From Structured Interviews to Collective Conversations
Author: George Kamberelis,Greg Dimitriadis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415692261
Category: Education
Page: 113
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Focus Groups: From Structured Interviews to Collective Conversations is a conceptual and practical introduction to focus group. As the title indicates, focus groups traditionally encompass a wide range of discursive practices. These span from formal structured interviews with particular people assembled around clearly delimited topics to less formal, open-ended conversations with large and small groups that can unfold in myriad and unpredictable ways. Additionally, focus groups can and have served many overlapping purposes—from the pedagogical, to the political, to the traditionally empirical. In this book, focus groups are systematically explored; not as an extension or elaboration of interview work alone, but as its own specific research method with its own particular affordances. This book comprehensively explores: The nature of focus groups Politic and activist uses of focus groups Practical ways to run a successful focus group Effective analysis of focus group data Contemporary threats to focus groups Focus Groups: From Structured Interviews to Collective Conversations is essential reading for qualitative researchers at every level, particularly those involved in education, nursing, social work, anthropology, and sociology disciplines.

Challenging Chicago

Coping with Everyday Life, 1837-1920
Author: Perry Duis
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252023941
Category: History
Page: 430
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Provides details of life in Chicago for lower- and middle-class people, from 1837 to 1920.

Focus on the USA


Author: Edgar W. Schneider
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027248745
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 368
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This volume presents 15 original research papers by renowned specialists in their respective fields. A variety of research traditions are included, such as dialect geography and sociolinguistics, but also smaller sub-fields such as the study of slang and perceptual dialectology. Varieties studied include the South, the Eastern Seaboard, the Middle West, African American English, Cuban English, and others. A growing sense of unity in the discipline is reflected by recurring topics and methods across earlier boundaries between sub-disciplines. For instance, computerized data and statistical analyses are standard tools nowadays, and a few papers explicitly address the possibilities and limitations of these methods. The study of variation and change of linguistic varieties has largely replaced earlier, monolithic notions of dialect, and the question of change in dialects, the erosion of traditional speech forms under the impact of modern communication patterns and socio-economic developments, is investigated in several contributions. In general, a recent orientation towards the history and development of nonstandard varieties is reflected in the book several papers study diffusion patterns of linguistic forms, or discuss the emergence of individual dialects or dialectal forms in a language contact framework. Altogether, the papers provide a lively illustration of and a fairly representative selection from ongoing high-quality linguistic research into American English.

Bridges: The Midwest States


Author: Julia Schaffer
Publisher: Benchmark Education Company
ISBN: 145092848X
Category: Middle West
Page: 32
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Learn about the geography, climate, history, and economy of the midwest region of the United States..

Productivity of Western Forests: A Forest Products Focus

Workshop Proceedings
Author: Constance A. Harrington
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1428987649
Category:
Page: 176
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This workshop brought together researchers & practitioners who discussed the economic & biological factors influencing wood production & value. Management activities would be practiced within a framework of sustaining or improving site productivity; thus, several papers deal with methods to protect or improve productivity or discuss new studies designed to test the effects of various practices. This pub. includes 11 papers based on oral presentations at the conf., 3 papers based on posters, & 2 papers describing the Fall River & Matlock Long-Term Site Productivity study areas visited on the field tours. The papers cover: forest harvesting activities, stand establishment, silviculture, site productivity, remote sensing, & wood product technologies. Illus.

Dictionary of Midwestern Literature, Volume 1

The Authors
Author: Philip A. Greasley
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253108418
Category: Reference
Page: 680
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The Dictionary of Midwestern Literature, Volume One, surveys the lives and writings of nearly 400 Midwestern authors and identifies some of the most important criticism of their writings. The Dictionary is based on the belief that the literature of any region simultaneously captures the experience and influences the worldview of its people, reflecting as well as shaping the evolving sense of individual and collective identity, meaning, and values. Volume One presents individual lives and literary orientations and offers a broad survey of the Midwestern experience as expressed by its many diverse peoples over time.Philip A. Greasley's introduction fills in background information and describes the philosophy, focus, methodology, content, and layout of entries, as well as criteria for their inclusion. An extended lead-essay, "The Origins and Development of the Literature of the Midwest," by David D. Anderson, provides a historical, cultural, and literary context in which the lives and writings of individual authors can be considered.This volume is the first of an ambitious three-volume series sponsored by the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature and created by its members. Volume Two will provide similar coverage of non-author entries, such as sites, centers, movements, influences, themes, and genres. Volume Three will be a literary history of the Midwest. One goal of the series is to build understanding of the nature, importance, and influence of Midwestern writers and literature. Another is to provide information on writers from the early years of the Midwestern experience, as well as those now emerging, who are typically absent from existing reference works.

Breaking Boundaries

New Perspectives on Women's Regional Writing
Author: Sherrie A. Inness,Diana Royer
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
ISBN: 9781587291159
Category: American literature
Page: 291
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Careers in Focus


Author: Facts On File, Incorporated
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438132085
Category: Business
Page: 193
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Profiles jobs in the business industry such as accountants and auditors, event planners, internet executives, office administrators, and stock clerks.

Person-Centred Therapy in Focus


Author: Paul Wilkins
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446265420
Category: Psychology
Page: 148
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Person-Centred Therapy in Focus provides a much-needed exploration of the criticisms levelled against one of the most widespread forms of therapeutic practice. Characterized by its critics as theoretically `light', culturally biased and limited in application, until now the person-centred approach has had comparatively little written in its defence. Paul Wilkins provides a rigorous and systematic response to the critics, drawing not only on the work of Carl Rogers, but also of those central to more recent developments in theory and practice (including Goff Barrett-Lennard, Dave Mearns, Jerold Bozarth, Germain Leitauer and Brian Thorne). It traces the epistemological foundations of person-centred therapy and places the approach in its social and political context. Examining the central tenets of the approach, each chapter sets out concisely the criticisms and then counters these with arguments from the person-centred perspective. Chapters cover debates in relation to: - the model of the person - self-actualization - the core conditions - non-directivity - resistance to psychopathology - reflection, and - boundary issues. Person-Centred Therapy in Focus fulfills two important purposes: firstly to answer the criticisms of those who have attacked the person-centred approach and secondly to cultivate a greater critical awareness and understanding within the approach itself. As such it makes a significant contribution to the person-centred literature and provides an excellent resource for use in training.

Fodor's In Focus Cayman Islands


Author: Fodor's
Publisher: Fodor's Travel
ISBN: 0891419640
Category: Travel
Page: 268
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One of the most popular destinations for Americans in the Caribbean, the Cayman Islands lie between the sun-kissed beaches of Cancún and the western tip of Jamaica. Famous for their ravishing coral reefs, safety, and hospitality, the Cayman Islands are a favorite destination for families, couples, and scuba divers. InFocus Cayman Islands ebook has detailed coverage of Grand Cayman but also in-depth information on the sister islands, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, two Caribbean islands that remain relatively undiscovered, yet are famous for great diving and casual, comfortable resort accommodations. Competitive Advantage: With comprehensive coverage and dozens of color photos, this guide is the best choice for travelers who want a comprehensive overview of what the Cayman Islands have to offer. Compact Format: Fodor's InFocus Guides are packed with the same coverage of a full-size guidebook in a smaller, more convenient format that is easier to carry on a trip. New Coverage: New Cayman Island restaurants, hotels, shops, nightlife options, and sports outfitters have been added throughout the guide. Indispensable Trip Planning Tools: A planner gives useful, practical overviews of important information. A wide-ranging feature on the top experiences in the Cayman Islands helps travelers plan the perfect vacation. Discerning Recommendations: Fodor’s InFocus Cayman Islands offers savvy advice and recommendations from expert writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor’s Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. “Word of Mouth” quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights.