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  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.

Toward further understanding of human movement as an expressive act and its implications for schooling

Pabich, Philip Francis, January 1900 (has links)
Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Wisconsin--Madison, 1974. / Typescript. Vita. eContent provider-neutral record in process. Description based on print version record. Includes bibliographical references.

Cold water crusade the ante-bellum Wisconsin Temperance Movement /

Byrne, Frank L. January 1951 (has links)
Thesis (M.S.)--University of Wisconsin--Madison, 1951. / Typescript. Title from title screen (viewed Mar. 22, 2007). Includes bibliographical references. Online version of the print original.

Cold water crusade the ante-bellum Wisconsin Temperance Movement /

Byrne, Frank L. January 1951 (has links)
Thesis (M.S.)--University of Wisconsin--Madison, 1951. / Typescript. eContent provider-neutral record in process. Description based on print version record. Includes bibliographical references.

Religion and society : the Oxford Movement in its social context

Anderson, William J. January 1975 (has links)
No description available.

The Ikhwān of Saudi Arabia : past and present

Zamiska, Donna L. January 1993 (has links)
This thesis looks at the Ikhwan movement from an historical point of view and focuses on going back to the roots of the movement which is tied to the religious revivalism initiated by Muhammad al-Wahhab in the late 1700s. The religious doctrine which evolved from this religious revival movement condoned and legitimized both the formation of modern Saudi Arabia under the rule of the al-Saud family and the Ikhwan. Hence, Wahhabism is the underlying theme to three historical events: the first Wahhabi movement of the 1700s, the Ikhwan under Ibn Saud and the Neo-Ikhwan under al-Utaybi. All of these events should be regarded as one movement, where Wahhabism provides the link or key to understanding the Ikhwan not only as a political/military organization but as a religious movement as well.

From Diffusion to Cognition: Analytical, Statistical and Mechanistic Approaches to the Study of Animal Movement

Avgar, Tal 11 January 2013 (has links)
Ecology is the scientific study of processes that determine the distribution and abundance of organisms in space and time. Animal movement plays a crucial role in determining the fates of individuals, populations, communities, and ecosystems. Hence, understanding how and why animals change their spatial location through time is fundamental to ecological research. Animal movement patterns reflect behavioral, physiological and physical interactions between individuals and their environment. Coupling movement and environmental data may thus provide a rich source of information regarding many aspects of animal ecology. In my PhD thesis, I develop and demonstrate different approaches to understanding and predicting animal movement patterns in relation to their environment. In the first chapter, I merge two fundamental ecological models, the functional response and random walk, to formally derive diffusion rates of consumers as function of their handling time and the abundance, distribution and mobility of their resources. This mechanistic null model provides a simple behavior-free explanation to commonly observed negative associations between movement rates and resource abundance, often attributed to area-restricted search behavior. In the second chapter, I use positional data of woodland caribou in Ontario to calculate random walk-based movement expectations for each individual during each month. I then statistically link these expectations to ecologically significant environmental conditions. I show that landscape correlates of forage abundance and habitat permeability explain much of the observed variation in caribou movement characteristics and that residual variability may be attributed to spatial population structure. In the third chapter, I develop a novel state-space approach, enabling simultaneous consideration of resource preference, cognitive capacities and movement limitations, within a simulation model of animal movement across heterogeneous landscapes. The model is designed to enable direct parameterization based on empirical movement and landscape data. This approach allows one to both theoretically explore the consequences of different cognitive abilities and to predict animal space-use patterns across novel or altered landscapes. Overall, my thesis contributes to the rapidly developing field of movement ecology by formulating mechanistically defendable linkages between animal movement and landscape characteristics.

Eating your words : a look at the contemporary food movement as seen through the perspectives of four leading authors and activists

Barry-Zachary, Leya 04 April 2012 (has links)
Food provides human beings with a connection to the natural world. This research helps to illustrate the interconnectivity of food and of the food movement as it relates to so many other social, ecological and cultural movements. I examined the works of four authors communicating important messages about our food; where is comes from, how it is grown, and what we need to change about our food habits. This research also asks: what are the implications of the food movement for environmental education and communication; have these authors discussed the implications of our food choices in a meaningful way; and, are these books, and other similar forms of media, indicative of a broader social movement or revolution? I believe that through food meaningful environmental messages can be transmitted to diverse audiences and that literature provides an effective medium in which to communicate those messages.

Evaluating the effectiveness of antismoking framing in mass media campaigns

Lai, Wing-kin, 黎詠健 January 2013 (has links)
Background The harm of smoking tobacco remained one of the greatest health impacts and estimated costs to global population. Therefore, I reviewed the studies that had individual aspect of psychological theories, perceived susceptibility, individual’s attitude, perceived norms and self-efficacy as the prediction for the possible effects of media effects. Methods A systematic review was performed for evaluating the possible effects of antismoking framing in mass media. Specific keywords were used to search for all relevant studies from 1946 to25 April 2013 in PubMed, Google Scholar, and Microsoft Academic Search. I included articles about media campaign that promoted the target outcome, cognitive-behavioral change. I excluded any mass media campaign that had not explicitly identify the theories that present their message creation and campaign strategies. Last, I excluded any trial or intervention study of theory-based framing if the study did not examine the effect of antismoking message on a mass media campaign. Results 13 out of 1670 articles that described the antismoking framing in mass media campaigns were included in the systematic review. The review studies included five cross-sectional, four pretest-posttest design, three longitudinal, and onetime series design studies. In 9 out of 13 my literature articles, fear appeal was applied to present a risk of disease, and diverted the audiences to have smoking cessation and prevention, so that was categorized to have the factor of perceived susceptibility and individuals’ attitude against smoking. Discussion Our systematic review clarified practicable structure of framing message for reduction of smoking prevalence and its outcome measure of effectiveness. It lacks of a fine discrimination to access all the pathways and determinants of the major psychological models, so I could not measure the independent effect and interaction of the four psychological factors. Other limitations are recall bias and response bias. In Hong Kong, it was recommended to create antismoking message with the factor of perceived norm and self-efficacy in targeting low SES, minor races or disadvantage groups. / published_or_final_version / Public Health / Master / Master of Public Health

Redskins in Epping Forest : John Hargrave, the Kibbo Kift and the woodcraft experience

Craven, Josef Francis Charles January 1999 (has links)
This thesis attempts to locate and explore the world of the Kibbo Kift, a camping and handicraft organisation established in 1920, by John Hargrave. The Kibbo Kift proved to be the most controversial, complex and colourful component of the English Woodcraft movement. The aim of this thesis is three-fold. First, to explain what is meant by the term Woodcraft and to examine the varied cultural influences that lay behind its growth in Edwardian England. Second, to give a more balanced and detailed historical account of the development of the Kibbo Kift, its secession from the Boy Scouts and its transformation into the Green Shirt Movement for Social Credit. Finally, it will orientate the movement within the English pro-rural tradition. In doing so, I hope to develop the idea of there being a collection of diverse and often contradictory strands within this culture, with the Kibbo Kift occupying a so-called pastoral Liberal-Transcendentalist stance, in contrast to the more agrarian Tory- Organic wing of the movement. It will be argued that the Kibbo Kift was 'progressive', forward looking and essentially 'modern', representing, in effect, a suburban interest in the inter-war countryside. However, the ultimate failure of the Kibbo Kift's Woodcraft strategy adds to the argument that the English rural revival of this period was not as hegemonic as once thought and that pro-ruralism was limited in its cultural scope and impact.

Free movement of a Union citizen within the European Union : What criteria must a family member of a Union Citizen fulfil in order to move to a Member State?

Chouhan, Anita January 2011 (has links)
The treaty on the functioning of the European Union provides certain rights to the Union Citizens. One of the fundamental rights is that of free movement of Union citizens. A citi-zen within the European Union has the right to freely move and reside within the territory of the Member States. Family members of a Union citizen also obtains right to move to a Member State. However, the family members have to fulfil certain conditions in the Resi-dence Directive in order to move to a Member State. The question of what criteria a family member must fulfil has been controversial because the Member States have interpreted the EU-law in different ways. Consequently, through preliminary rulings ECJ has come to dif-ferent conclusions hence the controversy. The interpretation of the EU-law concerned whether a Member State can impose an addi-tional requirement on a family member of a Union citizen or not. This is what the Member States have different views on. The implication of the requirement was that a family mem-ber must have had a prior lawful residence in a Member State in order to move to another Member State. This is the outcome in one of the cases where an additional requirement set by a Member State was to be considered as compatible with the EU-law. However, this view was to be reviewed in another case, as imposing a requirement was in contrary to the EU-law and to the internal market within the European Union. It is clear that including an additional requirement is not in compliance within the EU-law. Mainly because the applying an additional requirement is not provided for in the Residence Directive. Additionally, it would restrict family members to move as well as it would hinder Union citizens to lead a normal family life.

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