Lost in Transition

Ethnographies of Everyday Life After Communism

Author: Kristen Ghodsee

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822351021

Category: History

Page: 206

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Through ethnographic essays and short stories based on her experiences in Eastern Europe between 1989 and 2009, Kristen Ghodsee explains why many Eastern Europeans are nostalgic for the communist past.

Lost in Transition

The Dark Side of Emerging Adulthood

Author: Christian Smith,Kari Christoffersen,Hilary Davidson,Patricia Snell Herzog

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0199828024

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 284

View: 7575

In Lost in Transition, Christian Smith and his collaborators draw on 230 in-depth interviews with a broad cross-section of emerging adults (ages 18-23) to investigate the difficulties young people face today, the underlying causes of those difficulties, and the consequences both for individuals and for American society as a whole. --from publisher description.

Lost in Transition

Hong Kong Culture in the Age of China

Author: Yiu-Wai Chu

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438446470

Category: Art

Page: 228

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Looks at the fate of Hong Kong’s unique culture since its reversion to China.

Russia--lost in Transition

The Yeltsin and Putin Legacies

Author: Lilia Shevtsova

Publisher: Carnegie Endowment

ISBN: 0870032364

Category: Political Science

Page: 388

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Russian history is first and foremost a history of personalized power.As Russia startles the international community with its assertiveness and faces both parliamentary and presidential elections, Lilia Shevtsova searches the histories of the Yeltsin and Putin regimes. She explores within them conventional truths and myths about Russia, paradoxes of Russian political development, and Russia's role in the world. Russia ?Lost in Transition discovers a logic of government in Russia ?a political regime and the type of capitalism that were formulated during the Yeltsin and Putin presidencies and will continue to dominate Russia's trajectory in the near term.Looking forward as well as back, Shevtsova speculates about the upcoming elections as well as the self-perpetuating system in place ?the legacies of Yeltsin and Putin ?and how it will dictate the immediate political future. She also explores several scenarios for Russia's future over the next decade.

Lost in Transition

Becoming Spiritually Prepared for College

Author: Tommy McGregor

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 1602475229

Category: College students

Page: 145

View: 9893

Lost in Transition is for high school seniors and college freshmen who want to continue to grow in their relationships with Jesus once they go off to college. Tommy challenges students to have realistic expectations of college and to learn how to take ownership of their faith. --from publisher description

Lost in Transition

Youth, Work, and Instability in Postindustrial Japan

Author: Mary C. Brinton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139492527

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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Lost in Transition tells the story of the 'lost generation' that came of age in Japan's deep economic recession in the 1990s. The book argues that Japan is in the midst of profound changes that have had an especially strong impact on the young generation. The country's renowned 'permanent employment system' has unraveled for young workers, only to be replaced by temporary and insecure forms of employment. The much-admired system of moving young people smoothly from school to work has frayed. The book argues that these changes in the very fabric of Japanese postwar institutions have loosened young people's attachment to school as the launching pad into the world of work and loosened their attachment to the workplace as a source of identity and security. The implications for the future of Japanese society - and the fault lines within it - loom large.

From Cancer Patient to Cancer Survivor

Lost in Transition

Author: Committee on Cancer Survivorship: Improving Care and Quality of Life,National Cancer Policy Board,Institute of Medicine,Institute of Medicine and National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309548837

Category: Medical

Page: 491

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With the risk of more than one in three getting cancer during a lifetime, each of us is likely to experience cancer, or know someone who has survived cancer. Although some cancer survivors recover with a renewed sense of life and purpose, what has often been ignored is the toll taken by cancer and its treatment—on health, functioning, sense of security, and well-being. Long lasting effects of treatment may be apparent shortly after its completion or arise years later. The transition from active treatment to post-treatment care is critical to long-term health. From Cancer Patient to Cancer Survivor focuses on survivors of adult cancer during the phase of care that follows primary treatment. The book raises awareness of the medical, functional, and psychosocial consequences of cancer and its treatment. It defines quality health care for cancer survivors and identifies strategies to achieve it. The book also recommends improvements in the quality of life of cancer survivors through policies that ensure their access to psychosocial services, fair employment practices, and health insurance. This book will be of particular interest to cancer patients and their advocates, health care providers and their leadership, health insurers, employers, research sponsors, and the public and their elected representatives.

Young Adult Offenders

Lost in Transition?

Author: Friedrich Lösel,Anthony Bottoms,David P. Farrington

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136469575

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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This latest volume in the Cambridge Criminal Justice Series focuses upon young adults and their treatment in the criminal justice system. The subject is very topical because there is increasing evidence that a rigid distinction between ‘youth’ and ‘adulthood’ is not appropriate in modern societies. For example, important developmental tasks such as finishing one’s education, finding regular work and the foundation of one’s own family are now completed later than in former times; neuropsychological brain functions are still developing beyond age 18; and desistance from criminal offending occurs most rapidly in early adulthood. Despite such evidence, the United Kingdom and other countries have largely neglected policies for young adult offenders in comparison with young people under 18. Although there seems to be no general transnational solution for this problem, there is a clear need for differentiation. This book brings together leading authorities in the field to analyse theoretical, empirical and policy issues relating to this neglected group of people, exploring different approaches to both crime prevention and offender treatment. It will be of interest to researchers, practitioners and policy makers in the fields of criminology, criminal justice, prisons, probation, forensic psychology and psychiatry, sociology, education and social work.

Housing Policy Reforms in Post-Socialist Europe

Lost in Transition

Author: Sasha Tsenkova

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783790821154

Category: Political Science

Page: 262

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The book explores both theoretically and empirically the impacts of housing reforms on housing provision in the context of the transition from a centrally-planned to a market-based economy. Fifteen years after the overthrow of state socialism housing policy has lost its privileged status of a political priority as most politically emb- ded systems had favoured market-based solutions to housing problems. This dep- ture from state controlled housing policies with the aim of providing a dwelling for every family is significant, particularly in some post-socialist countries where no new housing policy has emerged. The transition process, embedded in the paradigm shift from central planning to markets, has triggered off turbulence and adjustments with tangible outcomes in post-socialist housing systems. What has changed and what new housing systems have emerged during this dramatic ‘transition to markets and democracy’? Are these systems more efficient and equitable? These questions are the main focus of the book with an emphasis on diversity and change in housing reforms. The book supports the hypothesis that notions of convergence are not really appropriate to the conceptualisation of post-socialist housing systems. It argues that different housing policy choices are going to map out increasingly divergent s- nario for future development.

Lost in Transition

Constructing Memory in Contemporary Spain

Author: H. Rosi Song

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1781382875


Page: 256

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This book examines contemporary recollection of Spain's transition to democracy in the late 1970s and its connection to the country's current political, financial and cultural crises through fiction, film, and television.

Peter Bialobrzeski

Lost in Translation

Author: Peter Bialobrzeski,Michael Glasmeier

Publisher: Hatje Cantz Pub

ISBN: 9783775720496

Category: Photography

Page: 128

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In Heimat, his previous collection of photographs published by Hatje Cantz, German photographer Peter Bialobrzeski, born in 1961, gave us pictures of his homeland that showed it as it had never been seen before. Photo International deemed it "one of the most beautiful and significant photography books this year." Even before that, Bialobrzeski's critically acclaimed exploration of the Asian megacity phenomenon, Neon Tigers, had made him a common topic of debate on the international photography scene. Bialobrzeski's gift is for the portrayal of epic sweep in urban vistas and of the energies that inhabit and galvanize them. In Lost in Transition the photographer applies his grand vision to the transformation of wasteland areas, many of which are located on the peripheries of cities. The photographs were taken in more than 28 cities (including Hamburg, Dubai, New York, Singapore, New Delhi and Kuala Lumpur) and 14 countries and trace the transition from old to new, from the familiar to the abstract, from the dilapidated to the renewed. These images are as seductive and sublime as nineteenth-century Romantic paintings, but their apparent beauty is deceptive. As in his earlier works, Bialobrzeski always tests and pushes at the limitations of the documentary image itself.

Ireland, Small Open Economies and European Integration

Lost in Transition

Author: D. Begg

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137559608

Category: Political Science

Page: 238

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David Begg examines how four small open economies- Finland, Denmark, the Netherlands and Ireland- have managed the stresses and strains of Europeanisation since the single market came into being, and as fault lines begin to appear within the European integration project. In particular, he drills down into the Irish Polity to see how its institutions have engaged with Europe and how decisions on critical issues like integration, EMU and Social Partnership were reached. He finds that both Ireland and Europe are at a critical juncture for different but interconnected reasons, and identifies the options that are available to them.

Lost in Transition

Redefining Students and Universities in the Contemporary Kyrgyz Republic

Author: Alan J. DeYoung

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 1617352322

Category: Education

Page: 187

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Being a “student” has been and remains a highly desirable status for young people and their families in Kyrgyzstan. “Giving their children education” (dat detyam obrazovaniye) – meaning “higher education” has become an imperative for many parents, even in a time of serious economic and social decline. The numbers of universities and university enrollments have increased dramatically – in fact quadrupled – since Kyrgyz independence from the former USSR in 1991. All this is happening just as the overall system of secondary education has basically collapsed. School quality and outcomes of learning for most Kyrgyz youth have become increasingly marginal – even as those who run universities widely proclaim quality improvements and desires/intentions to join international higher education space. The book thus seeks to explain the manifest versus the latent functions of higher education in Kyrgyzstan. Relying on explanations of lived experience, the research attempts to explain how the seeming contradiction of a declining resource and intellectual base of universities yet appeals to parents and students as the system continues to expand with easily compromised accountability measures. The study approaches these topics by seeking to define what it now means to be a university student in Kyrgyzstan, as well as what many state universities have turned into" in contrast in contrast to how they were remembered by those who attended and taught within them two decades ago. The work also considers a number of private and intergovernmental universities which are allowed to operate in Kyrgyzstan and award both state and international diplomas. I portray the different organizational and ideological pursuits of these universities as they contrast with those of the state universities. Lost in Transition is an empirical look at higher education reform in Kyrgyzstan, employing several methodological strategies. These include a student survey given to over 200 students at five different universities; surveys and interviews with senior instructors and administrators at these same institutions; and a twoyear case study of a student and faculty cultures and subcultures at one particular national university particular university faculty in one of the larger state universities. The case study utilized participant observation, ethnographic interviews, document analysis, and social media.

Lost in Transition

The Journey from High School to Higher Education

Author: Kevin S. Koett,Carol J. Christian, Ed.D,C. Thomas Potter, II

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1475842759

Category: Education

Page: 96

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This book is focused upon the transitional issues students face as they move from high school to college.

Lost in Transition

Author: Christy Chambers

Publisher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises

ISBN: 9781682547359

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 56

View: 2031

Lost in a whirlwind of emotions. October 2015 hit me like a brick wall. I could now begin to understand my past, but my future remains full of mystery and unknown emotions. What story do my soul, heart, and mind tell? What if you never knew who you truly are? What if you never knew what path you are on? What if you were lost in parallel between what is right and what is wrong? What is your purpose in life? What is the meaning of your life? Will you ever truly know who you are? How do you find yourself? I sit at forty years old trying to make sense of my life, with no understanding. I wrote this book for everyone who is dealing with the debilitating mental illness and their families. I want everyone to get a glimpse of how we, my kind, endure life each and every day-the battle zone of thoughts and torrid emotions. How each day is a new struggle within itself. I know I live a lifelong battle as well as many others, our minds a like. I want this book to touch the lives of everyone. I want everyone who reads my book to have and open heart and mind to open eyes to mental illness and the havoc it plays in our lives.

Comparative Political Transitions between Southeast Asia and the Middle East and North Africa

Lost in Transition

Author: Teresita Cruz-del Rosario,James M. Dorsey

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137540893

Category: Political Science

Page: 165

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This book investigates the theme of global transitions with a cross-regional comparative study of two areas experiencing change over the past three decades: Southeast Asia and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Political transitions in Asia have been the subject of interest in academic and policy-making communities recently as there are encouraging signs of democratization in countries that exhibit elements of authoritarianism. In those countries with relatively open political systems, transitions to democracy have been complete – albeit messy, flawed, and highly contested. In contrast, countries of the MENA region that have been gripped by revolts in recent years find themselves in the midst of chaotic and uncontrollable transitions. Why are there such differences between these regions? What, if anything, can be learned and applied from the transitions in Southeast Asia? These questions are answered here as Asia’s experience is contrasted with the Arab revolts and the struggle of the different countries in the MENA region to fashion a new social contract between states and citizens.

Lost in transition

bold ambitions, limited results for human rights under Fox

Author: Human Rights Watch (Organization)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781564323378

Category: Political Science

Page: 150

View: 8746


Lost in Transition

How Business Leaders Can Successfully Take Charge in New Roles

Author: Richard Elsner,Bridget Farrands

Publisher: Cyan Books

ISBN: 9781904879879

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 8296

'Lost in Transition' explains what it takes for managers and executives to become successful in their new roles or positions.