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Talking It Through

Author : Miranda Forsyth
ISBN : 9781925021578
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Sorcery and witchcraft practices and beliefs are pervasive across Melanesia. They are in part created by, and give rise to, a wide variety of poor social and developmental outcomes. These include uneven economic development, low public health, lack of social cohesion, crime, fear and insecurity. A further very visible problem is the attacks on men and women who are accused of being practitioners of witchcraft or sorcery, which can lead to serious bodily harm, banishment and sometimes death. Today, many communities, individuals, church organisations and policymakers in Melanesia and internationally are exploring ways to overcome the negative social outcomes associated with witchcraft and sorcery practices and beliefs. This book brings together a collection of chapters written by a diverse range of authors, both Melanesian and non-Melanesian, providing crucial insights both into how these practices and beliefs are playing out in contemporary Melanesia, and also the types of interventions that are being trialled or debated to address the problems associated with them.

Talking It Through

Author : Robert William Bennett
ISBN : 0801440408
Genre : Law
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American democracy is commonly described as "majoritarian," but Robert W. Bennett argues that it is more usefully understood as "an extraordinary engine for producing conversation about public affairs" that involves essentially the entire adult citizenry. In Bennett's view, many central features of American democracy act as spurs to wide-ranging conversational interaction between the government and the governed. These included a separately elected executive, bicameralism, federalism, localism, single-member legislative districts, and heightened constitutional protection for speech and the press. Bennett asserts that the resulting democratic conversation plays an important role in holding the entire nation together and in inducing fidelity on the part of citizens to actions taken in its name.Bennett's groundbreaking conversational account also illuminates facets of American democracy which, he says, have heretofore "been blurry, if visible at all." He focuses on four puzzles of American democracy that can be "solved" through his approach. These are: lack of concern about the apportionment of the United States Senate; inattention to the anomalous political treatment of children; the perceived "counter-majoritarianism" of judicial review in enforcement of the U.S. Constitution; and the much-discussed paradox of voting: why do so many citizens vote when their individual ballots have almost no chance of changing election outcomes? Bennett also treats methodological questions of just what makes theories of complex social phenomena (like American democracy) more or less successful.
Category: Law

Talking It Through

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ISBN : OCLC:50582270
Genre : Children's stories
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Talking It Through

Author : Willa Hogarth
ISBN : 1864081767
Genre : Business communication
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One of the Teacher Resource series. Contains a teacher's guide and classroom materials for teachers working with NESB students. The materials complement 'Talking It Through: Clarification and problem solving in professional work'. Each unit focuses on a different interactive strategy such as presenting information, clarifying understanding, hypotheses testing and using politeness strategies. Includes listening activities, language-awareness activities and suggestions for classroom activities such as role-play ideas and worksheets. Also includes a glossary of key terms and a bibliography. Has an accompanying audio cassette.
Category: Business communication

Talking Across The Divide

Author : Justin Lee
ISBN : 9780525504634
Genre : Self-Help
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A guide to learning how to communicate with people who have diametrically opposed opinions from you, how to empathize with them, and how to (possibly) change their minds America is more polarized than ever. Whether the issue is Donald Trump, healthcare, abortion, gun control, breastfeeding, or even DC vs Marvel, it feels like you can't voice an opinion without ruffling someone's feathers. In today's digital age, it's easier than ever to build walls around yourself. You fill up your Twitter feed with voices that are angry about the same issues and believe as you believe. Before long, you're isolated in your own personalized echo chamber. And if you ever encounter someone outside of your bubble, you don't understand how the arguments that resonate so well with your peers can't get through to anyone else. In a time when every conversation quickly becomes a battlefield, it's up to us to learn how to talk to each other again. In Talking Across the Divide, social justice activist Justin Lee explains how to break through the five key barriers that make people resist differing opinions. With a combination of psychological research, pop-culture references, and anecdotes from Justin's many years of experience mediating contentious conversations, this book will help you understand people on the other side of the argument and give you the tools you need to change their minds--even if they've fallen for "fake news."
Category: Self-Help

Talk It Through

Author : Joann Rishel Kozyrev
ISBN : 039596072X
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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The Talk It series helps students learn to communicate fluently and accurately by integrating listening, speaking, and pronunciation practice. Themes range from high-interest conversational topics such as talking to a landlord or professor in the lower-level text, to academic themes like unusual science and alternative medicine in the higher-level texts.
Category: Foreign Language Study


Author : Elizabeth Horscroft
ISBN : 0868968781
Genre : Education, Primary
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Title in a series by practising teachers which suggests ways teachers and parents can cooperate to help primary school children become proficient in mathematics. Answers questions commonly asked by parents and explains how and why teaching methods have changed since the parents were at school themselves.
Category: Education, Primary

The Art Of Talking So That People Will Listen

Author : Paul W. Swets
ISBN : 9781439137192
Genre : Psychology
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Talking comes naturally…but getting people to listen is an art. This guide provides you with practical, proven strategies for mastering the art of effective, persuasive communication—the skill most essential to your enjoyment of other people and the achievement of personal success.
Category: Psychology

Talking Through Death

Author : Christine S. Davis
ISBN : 9780429014789
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Talking Through Death examines communication at the end-of-life from several different communication perspectives: interpersonal (patient, provider, family), mediated, and cultural. By studying interpersonal and family communication, cultural media, funeral related rituals, religious and cultural practices, medical settings, and legal issues surrounding advance directives, readers gain insight into the ways symbolic communication constructs the experience of death and dying, and the way meaning is infused into the process of death and dying. The book looks at the communication-related health and social issues facing people and their loved ones as they transition through the end of life experience. It reports on research recently conducted by the authors and others to create a conversational, narrative text that helps students, patients, and medical providers understand the symbolism and construction of meaning inherent in end-of-life communication.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines