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Publication date: 29 October 2012

Megan Reid, Alex Bennett, Luther Elliot and Andrew Golub

Purpose – In this chapter, we expand the definition of disaster through combining the tenets of disaster studies with the literature on risks and consequences of war and…

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Purpose – In this chapter, we expand the definition of disaster through combining the tenets of disaster studies with the literature on risks and consequences of war and conflict-related displacement and dislocation, with a focus on the challenges that drug misuse and changing drug markets present in these contexts. We conclude with policy recommendations for successful community rebuilding with relation to drugs and drug markets following various forms of disaster, gleaned from the combination of these areas of inquiry.

Design/methodology/approach – We discuss the concepts of risk, social vulnerability, and consequences as related to traditional conceptualizations of disaster, and highlight how they can also be applied to the study of veterans returning from war. We focus the on the similarities related to drugs and drug markets.

Findings – Overall, the similar vulnerabilities, potential for trauma, and drug-related consequences experienced by both disaster survivors and veterans suggest that the experience of war and return from such an event could be considered a disaster and analyzed as such.

Originality/value of power – Few scholars have examined how to expand the definition of a disaster and what is examined in the field of disaster studies. This chapter does this by examining how war could be analyzed as a disaster. It demonstrates the parallels between war and traditional disaster.

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Disasters, Hazards and Law
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78052-914-1

Article
Publication date: 14 August 2009

Alex Reid

The purpose of this paper is to consider the pedagogical, disciplinary, and institutional implications of social media for higher education.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to consider the pedagogical, disciplinary, and institutional implications of social media for higher education.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper examines current theories on educational technology and social media in the context of specific social media (Second Life and iTunesU) used in pilot programs.

Findings

The paper finds that social media dramatically alter the material contexts in which we make decisions about how to organize people and information in higher education. The operation of social media, particularly the low costs of group formation and risk‐taking, is difficult to accommodate within the traditional institutional structures of higher education.

Originality/value

This paper expands the conversation of social media in higher education beyond the limited (though certainly significant) tasks of technical innovation and policy making to recognize the larger institutional and disciplinary challenges and opportunities they represent.

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On the Horizon, vol. 17 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1074-8121

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Publication date: 15 June 2015

Tully Barnett

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International Journal of Event and Festival Management, vol. 6 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1758-2954

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Publication date: 14 August 2009

Michael Feldstein

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On the Horizon, vol. 17 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1074-8121

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Publication date: 1 January 1980

Information supermarket in Oslo. An information supermarket has been established in Oslo in the new building of the Norwegian Society of Professional Engineers (NIS).

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Information supermarket in Oslo. An information supermarket has been established in Oslo in the new building of the Norwegian Society of Professional Engineers (NIS).

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Online Review, vol. 4 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-314X

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Publication date: 1 April 1981

Virginia Hayden

Viewdata was a British invention. The inventor, Sam Fedida, came to work at the Post Office research centre in 1970, on a “viewphone” project. Apart from providing television…

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Viewdata was a British invention. The inventor, Sam Fedida, came to work at the Post Office research centre in 1970, on a “viewphone” project. Apart from providing television pictures of the caller and recipient involved in a telephone conversation, the viewphone was also to allow transmission of computer data. Such a piece of equipment would, it was hoped, increase telephone network use during off‐peak periods.

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Library Management, vol. 2 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0143-5124

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Publication date: 22 March 2011

Robert Bodle received his Ph.D. in Critical Studies from the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts. His research focuses on the social, political, and…

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Robert Bodle received his Ph.D. in Critical Studies from the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts. His research focuses on the social, political, and ethical implications of networked media (social media and networks, social reporting, alternative media, mobile and convergence culture, internet governance, information ethics, and new media literacies). As assistant professor of Communication Studies at the College of Mount St. Joseph, Bodle designs and teaches a digital media curriculum that includes Social Media and Social Change, New Media and Society, Human Rights in the Digital Age, New Media Ethics, and Visual Communication. His research appears in the Journal of International Communication, Information, Communication & Society, and the book collection The Ethics of Emerging Media: Information, Social Norms, and New Media Technology.

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Teaching Arts and Science with the New Social Media
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-0-85724-781-0

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Publication date: 1 January 1980

VINE is produced at least four times a year with the object of providing up‐to‐date news of work being done in the automation of library housekeeping processes, principally in the…

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VINE is produced at least four times a year with the object of providing up‐to‐date news of work being done in the automation of library housekeeping processes, principally in the UK. It is edited and substantially written by Tony McSean, Information Officer for Library Automation based in Southampton University Library and supported by a grant from the British Library Research and Development Department. Copyright for VINE articles rests with the British Library Board, but opinions expressed in VINE do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the British Library. The subscription to VINE is £17 per annum and the period runs from January to December.

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VINE, vol. 10 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0305-5728

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Publication date: 1 September 1984

There's no doubt that preventive medicine represents a clear investment in the future for individual, company and community — but how is it to be incorporated into the work…

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There's no doubt that preventive medicine represents a clear investment in the future for individual, company and community — but how is it to be incorporated into the work environment? This article charts the experience in this field of the London offices of a multinational communications company.

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Facilities, vol. 2 no. 9
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-2772

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Publication date: 1 March 1967

Peter Stephen

THE Library Association Record of April 1962 carried an article describing an interesting experiment with the ‘stripdex’ form of catalogue in the library of the University of…

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THE Library Association Record of April 1962 carried an article describing an interesting experiment with the ‘stripdex’ form of catalogue in the library of the University of Malaya. Since then there has been no further contribution to the subject, as far as I can discover, and librarians have yet to read a dispassionate appraisal owing less to enthusiasm and more to practical experience in the production and use of the stripdex catalogue as a working tool.

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Library Review, vol. 21 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0024-2535

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