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Literature And The Environment

Author : George Hart
ISBN : 0313321493
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Scholars critique the works of eleven leading 20th century authors who have explored environmental issues in nonfiction, fiction, and poetry.

Race And Racism In Literature

Author : Charles E. Wilson
ISBN : 031332820X
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Analyzes prejudice as a literary theme in a selection of noteworthy works, including discrimination against African Americans, Mexican Americans, and Native Americans.

Labor And Workplace Issues In Literature

Author : Claudia Durst Johnson
ISBN : 031333286X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Chapters examine labor and workplace issues in Hard Times, Life in the Iron Mills, Bartleby the Scrivener, The Grapes of Wrath, and other widely studied literary works.

Bioethics And Medical Issues In Literature

Author : Mahala Yates Stripling
ISBN : 0313320403
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Analyzes the literary theme of moral conduct relating to medical conditions in a selection of noteworthy works, and provides a chronology of major events in world literature, medicine, and science from ancient Sumerian times through 2005.

Youth Gangs In Literature

Author : Claudia Durst Johnson
ISBN : 0313327491
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Presents a short history of the many different types of youth gangs, with critical analysis on how they are depicted in various works of literature.

The Environment In Henry David Thoreau S Walden

Author : Gary Wiener
ISBN : 0737746556
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Presents a collection of essays on the environment featured in Thoreau's "Walden," and includes a short introduction to the author and his works.

Recommended Reference Books For Small And Medium Sized Libraries And Media Centers

Author : Shannon Graff Hysell
ISBN : 1591583802
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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An annotated bibliography listing general reference works as well as those on social sciences, humanities, and science and technology

Reading Beyond The Book

Author : Danielle Fuller
ISBN : 9781135080372
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Literary culture has become a form of popular culture over the last fifteen years thanks to the success of televised book clubs, film adaptations, big-box book stores, online bookselling, and face-to-face and online book groups. This volume offers the first critical analysis of mass reading events and the contemporary meanings of reading in the UK, USA, and Canada based on original interviews and surveys with readers and event organizers. The resurgence of book groups has inspired new cultural formations of what the authors call "shared reading." They interrogate the enduring attraction of an old technology for readers, community organizers, and government agencies, exploring the social practices inspired by the sharing of books in public spaces and revealing the complex ideological investments made by readers, cultural workers, institutions, and the mass media in the meanings of reading.

Ecocritical Explorations In Literary And Cultural Studies

Author : Patrick D. Murphy
ISBN : 0739131753
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In Ecocritical Explorations, Patrick D. Murphy explores environmental literature and environmental cultural issues through both theoretical and applied criticism. He engages with the concepts of referentiality, simplicity, the nation state, and virtual reality in the first section of the book, and then goes on to interrogate these issues in contemporary environmental literature, both American and international. He concludes his argument with a discussion of the larger frames of family dynamics and un-natural disasters, such as hurricanes and global warming, ending with a chapter on the integration of scholarship and pedagogy in the classroom, with reference to his own teaching experiences. Murphy's study provides a wide ranging discussion of contemporary literature and cultural phenomena through the lens of ecological literary criticism, giving attention to both theoretical issues and applied critiques. In particular, he looks at popular literary genres, such as mystery and science fiction, as well as actual disasters and disaster scenarios. Ecocritical Explorations in Literary and Cultural Studies is a timely contribution to ecological literary criticism and an insightful look into how we represent our relationship with the environment.

Corporate Social Responsibility In Supply Chains

Author : Yawar, Sadaat Ali
ISBN : 9783862198146
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Management of social issues in supply chain is increasingly becoming challenging and complex. The major challenges for a firm to counter social issues come from both internal and external stakeholders. Thus, firms adopt strategies which, while meeting the stakeholder demands also ensure performance improvements. Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is adopted by the firms to address social and societal issues while achieving performance in their supply chains. Supplier development (SD) by the virtue of bringing performance improvement is a core element in implementing CSR. However, research at the intersection of CSR, Supply Chain Management (SCM) and supplier development rarely give insights into the interactions between economic and social performance in supply chains.

The main aim of this dissertation is to bring three different streams of literature (CSR, SCM and SD) and provide conceptual and empirical insights while investigating the role of SD as CSR in achieving performance improvements. Firstly, a conceptual framework based on the literature review is proposed providing more in-depth comprehension of CSR in supply chain. Secondly, based on the previous framework, a conceptual framework focusing on supplier development is proposed adding to the understanding of buyer-supplier relationships and its impact on performance outcomes. Finally empirical investigations into the Dairy supply chain in India using the constructs from these two frameworks, provide insights into the role of SD as CSR. Thus, this dissertation provides insights into the management of social issues in supply chains and makes valuable contributions at the intersection of CSR, SCM and SD.

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