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Publication date: 18 January 2021

Ron Whitaker

The Spook Who Sat by the Door is a cult-classic early-70s film, based on the 1969 novel by Sam Greenlee. The film deals with issues of inauthentic diversity initiatives…

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The Spook Who Sat by the Door is a cult-classic early-70s film, based on the 1969 novel by Sam Greenlee. The film deals with issues of inauthentic diversity initiatives, tokenism, and Black Nationalism. In the same manner, this chapter uses themes from the film and novel to disclose how the author navigates pseudo diversity initiatives within higher education and his experiences of being viewed as an exemplar Black male (token) by colleagues, while simultaneously remaining committed to his explicit research focus pertaining to exemplar practices and programming for Black boys and men. Theoretically, the author intersects tenets of Critical Race Theory into his essay (Delgado & Stefancic, 1993, 1994; Tate, 1997). While the author does not advocate for physical violence (as depicted in the film), he is using the training received in academia to declare war on the pernicious educational system that continues to intentionally mis-educate (Woodson, 1933), Black boys and men.

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The Beauty and the Burden of Being a Black Professor
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ISBN: 978-1-83867-267-6

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The Beauty and the Burden of Being a Black Professor
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ISBN: 978-1-83867-267-6

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Publication date: 1 March 2021

Matthew W. Ragas and Ron Culp

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Business Acumen for Strategic Communicators: A Primer
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ISBN: 978-1-83867-662-9

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Publication date: 1 June 2005

Li‐teh Sun

Man has been seeking an ideal existence for a very long time. In this existence, justice, love, and peace are no longer words, but actual experiences. How ever, with the…

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Man has been seeking an ideal existence for a very long time. In this existence, justice, love, and peace are no longer words, but actual experiences. How ever, with the American preemptive invasion and occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq and the subsequent prisoner abuse, such an existence seems to be farther and farther away from reality. The purpose of this work is to stop this dangerous trend by promoting justice, love, and peace through a change of the paradigm that is inconsistent with justice, love, and peace. The strong paradigm that created the strong nation like the U.S. and the strong man like George W. Bush have been the culprit, rather than the contributor, of the above three universal ideals. Thus, rather than justice, love, and peace, the strong paradigm resulted in in justice, hatred, and violence. In order to remove these three and related evils, what the world needs in the beginning of the third millenium is the weak paradigm. Through the acceptance of the latter paradigm, the golden mean or middle paradigm can be formulated, which is a synergy of the weak and the strong paradigm. In order to understand properly the meaning of these paradigms, however, some digression appears necessary.

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International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, vol. 25 no. 6/7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0144-333X

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Publication date: 1 December 1999

Georgios I. Zekos

Presents the case for the use of computerised Bills of Lading. Outlines the issues of concern with electronic documents, showing that these documents have various roles to…

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Presents the case for the use of computerised Bills of Lading. Outlines the issues of concern with electronic documents, showing that these documents have various roles to play, each of which must be considered when looking at the safeguards built into electronic systems. Considers Digital signatories, legal contractual agreements and various legislative approaches. Covers cross border jurisdiction and digital negotiability before looking at the European Model EDI Agreement. Comments on the Uncitral Model Law on Electronic Commerce and then presents the position held by the banking community. States the arguments for the paper form compared to the electronic form and concludes that there is a need for more understanding and legal clarification within the subject.

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Managerial Law, vol. 41 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-0558

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Publication date: 17 May 2021

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The Role of External Examining in Higher Education: Challenges and Best Practices
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ISBN: 978-1-83982-174-5

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Article
Publication date: 2 December 2019

Will Brehm and Fatih Aktas

The purpose of this paper is to compare two UNESCO reports on educational development in Cambodia, one from 1955 and the other from 2010, in order to understand how the…

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The purpose of this paper is to compare two UNESCO reports on educational development in Cambodia, one from 1955 and the other from 2010, in order to understand how the global education development agenda has impacted shadow education.

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The study is conducted through a textual comparison of two UNESCO reports written 50 years apart.

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Although the educational problems facing Cambodia were similar in both reports, the recommendations differed in important ways. The 1955 report advised the country to expand slowly access to education in order to maintain quality, while the 2010 recommended quickly expanding access. A major difference found in the reports regarded the issue of fees in schooling, which did not appear in 1955. School fees in Cambodia are typically extracted through the system of private tutoring, known in the academic literature as shadow education. Such an insight, this paper argues, suggests that the difference in development approach between the two reports is one of the reasons shadow education has flourished in the country.

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Through a historical comparison of development efforts in one country, it becomes clear that the education development agenda is partly to blame for the rise of shadow education.

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International Journal of Comparative Education and Development, vol. 22 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2396-7404

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Publication date: 1 April 1990

Dialog files suit against ACS On 7 June 1990, Dialog Information Services filed a suit against the American Chemical Society (ACS) in the United States District Court for…

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Dialog files suit against ACS On 7 June 1990, Dialog Information Services filed a suit against the American Chemical Society (ACS) in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. In its suit, Dialog charged that the Society had caused the company $50 million in lost revenues by limiting Dialog's access to information in the CAS database, by withdrawing access to previously available data, and by other monopolistic practices. It seeks recompense of $150 million, including $100 million in punitive damages, and relief from outstanding royalty claims from the ACS.

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The Electronic Library, vol. 8 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-0473

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Publication date: 1 March 1978

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…

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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. The subscription to VINE is £10 a year.

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VINE, vol. 8 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0305-5728

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Publication date: 14 October 2010

John Brocklesby

“… hmmm, let's have a quick look … he opened the suitcase … holy Jesus!, he said … legs!”– W.S. Burroughs from Spare Ass Annie and Other Tales

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“… hmmm, let's have a quick look … he opened the suitcase … holy Jesus!, he said … legs!”– W.S. Burroughs from Spare Ass Annie and Other Tales

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Advanced Series in Management
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ISBN: 978-1-84855-833-5

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