Megan Adams, Sanjuana Rodriguez, and Kate Zimmer
This edited volume includes chapters covering multiple areas of literacy education: inclusive education, early childhood education, elementary education, middle grades education, and emergent literacy across groups. The purpose of this edited volume is to provide educators and graduate students/scholars in the field of education with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to facilitate student success.
James J. Annesi
This hardcopy and full color EuropeActive Retention Report 2017 discusses the problems of overweight and obesity. The associated health risks are great, pronounced enough to continue to increase burdens on health care systems. The report states that controlling weight is largely a behavioral issue, and the fitness sector is in possession of the most potent vehicle for long-term success – regular exercise. Self-management/self-regulatory skills can be purposefully developed to maximize adherence to exercise, and then (after a regular and manageable exercise routine is established) be intentionally leveraged to control eating, lose weight, and (what has been rarely accomplished) keep it off. No extreme diets; no up and down results.
The question. Is the fitness sector ready to transform its product of essentially renting exercise apparatus and space in group fitness classes, and selling personal training, to “facilitating health behavior-change” (for the masses)? In many ways this would mean a transformation from primarily supplying a facility and educating on its use, to primarily empowering; from selling a hope for the perfect body, to being the center of large-scale health promotion. If the sector is ready, then a new and different knowledge base is needed. Much of which previously resided in only the behavioral research community – in mostly inaccessible form. But it does not have to be that way.
The contemporary novel does more than revise our conception of love—it explodes it, queers it, and makes it unrecognizable. Rather than providing union, connection, and completion, love in contemporary fiction destroys the possibility of unity, harbors negativity, and foregrounds difference.
Comparing contemporary and modernist depictions of love to delineate critical continuities and innovations, Unmaking Love locates queerness in the novelistic strategies of Ian McEwan, Zadie Smith, Hanif Kureshi, Alan Hollinghurst, and Hari Kunzru. In their work, "queer love" becomes more than shorthand for sexual identity. It comes to embody thwarted expectations, disarticulated organization, and unnerving multiplicity. In queer love, social forms are deformed, affective bonds do not bind, and social structures threaten to come undone. Unmaking Love draws on psychoanalysis and gender and sexuality studies to read love's role in contemporary literature and its relation to queer negativity.
Brent Turvey and Stan Crowder
The terms forensic investigator and forensic investigation are part of our cultural identity. They can be found in the news, on television, and in film. They are invoked, generally, to imply that highly trained personnel will be collecting some form of physical evidence with eventual scientific results that cannot be questioned or bargained with. In other words, they are invoked to imply the reliability, certainty, and authority of a scientific inquiry.
Using cases from the authors’ extensive files, Forensic Investigations: An Introduction provides an overview of major subjects related to forensic inquiry and evidence examination. It will prepare Criminal Justice and Criminology students in forensic programs for more specialized courses and provide a valuable resource to newly employed forensic practitioners. Written by practicing and testifying forensic professionals from law enforcement, academia, mental health and the forensic sciences, this work offers a balanced scientific approach, based on the established literature, for broad appeal.
The purpose of this book is to help students and professionals rid themselves of the myths and misconceptions they have accumulated regarding forensic investigators and the subsequent forensic investigations they help to conduct. It will help the reader understand the role of the forensic investigator; the nature and variety of forensic investigations that take place in the justice system; and the mechanisms by which such investigations become worthy as evidence in court. Its goals are no loftier than that. However, they could not be more necessary to our understanding of what justice is, how it is most reliably achieved, and how it can be corrupted by those who are burdened with apathy and alternative motives.