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Vague SpacesStrange Spaces Explorations into Mediated Obscurity; Certain bizarre spaces, where disruption or disarray rule, leave us estranged and 'out of place'. This book examines such spaces, highlighting the emotional and mediated geographies of uncertainty and in-betweeness; of cognitive displacement, loss, fear, or exhilaration. It expands on why space is sometimes estranging and for whom it is strange. Overlapping with affections evoked by otherness, such as the 'exile', the 'obscene', the 'deviant', or the 'queer', strange spaces also call for a separate discussion ranging from decadence or disorder to spaces glowing with celebrification and wonder. Strange spaces in this book are conceived of in terms of change; involving processes when the consciousness registers a form of loss or difference as the habitual suddenly, or by degrees, is transformed into the site of exile, discomfort and sometimes novelty, astonishment and awe. While literature exists which covers both strangeness and spatial production, as well as empirical explorations of strange spaces, these have previously been dispersed and most often non-explicit. This book is the first to link such work within a profound theoretical discussion of 'what is strange about strange spaces' and how they evolve in a modern media age.
Valores humanos como explicadores de atitudes ambientais e intenção de comportamento pró-ambiental Human values as predictors of environmental attitudes and pro-environmental behaviorOs valores humanos têm sido apontados como importantes para o entendimento e predição de atitudes e comportamentos pró-ambientais. Embora a literatura saliente a relação destes três construtos, nenhuma informação foi encontrada considerando amostras brasileiras. Este estudo buscou contribuir para preencher esta lacuna. O estudo contou com a participação de 208 estudantes universitários, sendo a maioria de uma universidade privada (63,8%), do sexo feminino (73,4%) e com idade média de 28 anos (DP = 7,0). Estes responderam a dois instrumentos: Questionário dos Valores de Schwartz e Escala de Atitudes Ecocêntricas e Antropocêntricas, além de uma pergunta acerca da intenção de se engajar em comportamento pró-ambiental e questões demográficas. Os resultados corroboraram estudos prévios, indicando que os valores de autotranscendência, especificamente os de orientação universalista, predizem atitudes e comportamentos pró-ambientais. Os resultados são discutidos, propondo a utilização dos valores humanos como facilitadores na promoção de comportamentos em prol do ambiente.<br>Human values have been pointed out as important predictors of environmental attitudes and pro-environmental behaviors. Although the literature supports the relationship between these three constructs, no information was found considering Brazilian samples. This study aimed to contribute to this gap. Participated in this study a number of 208 undergraduate students; most of them were from a private university (63.8%), female (73.4%) and with mean age of 28 years (SD = 7.0). They answered the Schwartz Values Survey and the Echocentric and Anthropocentric Attitudes Scale, an item to measure intention of pro-environment behaviors, and demographic questions. Results support previous studies. Specifically, self-transcendence values were the most important to explain pro-environmental attitudes and behaviors. These findings are discussed regarding the possibility of using human values in interventions to promote behaviors on behalf of the environment.
Valuing Cultural Services of the Kailash Sacred Landscape for Sustainable ManagementHindu Kush Himalaya is home to many cultural and religious sites. The literature on the valuation of cultural sites in the mountain terrains is thin. Hence, their development and sustainability are often ignored. Using primary survey data from three different sites in the Kailash Sacred Landscape of India and Nepal, the cultural value of religious sites to the visitors and households living in the surrounding areas was estimated using a modified travel cost method. As visitors travel by foot and offer donations at the religious sites, the estimations account for these aspects in travel cost calculations. For the sample sites, the per year average use value of cultural services was estimated to be USD 2.9 million. Excluding the use value to the outside visitors, the annual estimated use value of cultural services to the approximately 200,000 households of the entire KSL area, which covers 31,252 km2, is over USD 22.6 million, which is over 7% and 15% of the per capita income of Indian and Nepali households, respectively, indicating the importance of the natural-cultural environments in rural livelihoods. The estimated values will help planners manage these cultural sites sustainably for improving the livelihoods of the people living in the area.
Var går gränsen? : En kvalitativ text- och innehållsanalys på Greta Thunberg och den miljöaktivistiska rörelsen utifrån Ninian Smarts sjudimensionella religionsmodellThis essay examines if Greta Thunberg and the environmentalist movement can be considered a religion. The method used is a qualitative text and content analysis, which is applied to three of Thunberg’s speeches, together with external factors from her life and the movement’s structure. The material is applied to Ninan Smart’s seven-dimensional model of religion to answer the research questions from a theoretical perspective. The research tradition of religious studies that consider the border between what is religion and what seems to be religion is also discussed in the essay. This to mediate knowledge and contribute to new perspectives within the tradition. Since Thunberg and the environmentalist movement is a relatively new phenomenon, it was chosen to expand the understanding of where one should draw the line. The essay argues that Thunberg and the environmentalist movement cannot fully be considered a religion, from a traditional point of view. The conclusions point to the idea that Thunberg and the movement, instead, can be considered to be implicit religion. The reasoning is based on the results from the analysis of the phenomenon in Smart’s model. Furthermore, the conclusions and argumentation are supported by previous research on activism that shows religious tendencies, as well as lived religion and nature-religions such as deep green religion.
VCA Film and Television Digital Archive - 50th Anniversary Collection&lt;p&gt;The films in this collection were digitised and published in association with the 2016 50&lt;sup&gt;th&lt;/sup&gt; Anniversary of the School of Film and Television, and the launch of the VCA Film and Television Digital Archive Project, which makes original student films available to everyone to view online for the first time.&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;Confronted with the challenge of curating only 50 films from a collection of over 1,700 titles, we selected films based on providing an overall representation of the breadth of materials produced by students during those 50 years. Given the social and cultural upheavals of those decades, films that represented stories of that change were chosen, as well as those that revealed the changing face of Melbourne both physically and demographically. The collection also highlights a sample of films, performers and filmmakers who have since gathered significant reputations, showcasing Melbourne’s special place in the Australian film industry.&lt;br /&gt; &lt;br /&gt;This 50&lt;sup&gt;th&lt;/sup&gt; Anniversary collection is part of the larger VCA Film and Television Digital archive, which contains more than 1,700 short films dating back to 1967, when the school was housed at the Swinburne Institute of Technology.&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;img src=&quot;http://bespoke-production.s3.amazonaws.com/vca/assets/cf/e5c6f0012c11e6b1a36f704c76dd30/d2e52440012c11e6a4c11deead4d0679_inset_image.jpg&quot; alt=&quot;Still from Antamosi (1991) directed by Ana Kokkinos.&quot; width=&quot;500&quot; height=&quot;375&quot; /&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;Still from Antamosi (1991) directed by Ana Kokkinos.&lt;/p&gt;
Vegetarian or Franciscan? Flexible Dietary Choices Past and PresentFrancis of Assisi is often understood, both by modern commentators and his contemporaries, to have been vegetarian. Textual evidence contradicts this supposition and shows that he sometimes ate meat. As a guest, Francis would not refuse meat if offered it, and when he himself received guests, normal dietary practices were sometimes disrupted. Sickness was a second reason for exemptions from normal dining practices. Moreover, as the Franciscan Rule developed, Francis opposed agitation for more rigorist discipline. This was because rigid abstention might have created boundaries that hindered the spread of the Gospel, and have identified the nascent Franciscan order with heretical sects. Francis’s dietary practices should be seen in light of his hierarchical view of creation, according to which every living being praises God but is also available for human use and consumption as food, at least in the present age. This retrieval of a more accurate picture of Francis than the one dominant in modern popular imagination aids understanding of modern vegetarianisms by both scholars and the wider public.
Vegetarische Ernährung - ein bewährtes Konzept für Nachhaltigkeit und GenerationengerechtigkeitWissenschaftliche Untersuchungen bestätigen zunehmend, dass sich eine fleischlose Ernährung langfristig positiv auf die Gesundheit des Menschen, vorteilhaft für die Gesellschaft und günstig auf die Umwelt auswirkt. Deshalb werden vegetarische Ernährungsformen immer mehr als zeitgemäße und nachhaltige Kostformen angesehen. Nachhaltigkeit bedeutet auch Generationengerechtigkeit, die dann gegeben ist, wenn die Chancen zukünftiger Generationen auf Befriedigung ihrer Bedürfnisse mindestens so groß sind wie die der heutigen Generation. Diesem Nachhaltigkeitsziel kann man mit einer vegetarischen Ernährung entscheidend näher kommen.
Dieser Beitrag befasst sich mit der Frage, inwieweit der Vegetarismus zur Generationengerechtigkeit beitragen kann. Der Beitrag gliedert sich in folgende Abschnitte:
- Nachhaltigkeit und Generationengerechtigkeit durch vegetarische Ernährung
- Vegetarische Ernährung
- Gesundheitsstatus von Vegetariern
- Gesellschaftliche Aspekte des Vegetarismus
- Umweltaspekte der vegetarischen Ernährung
- Schlussbemerkungen und Fazit
Verbond en zending : een verbondsmatige benadering van zendingIn this dogmatic study we develop from a Reformed covenantal perspective a missiological
theory which is applicable in missionary praxis.
In chapter I we account for our choice of the covenant concept as the cornerstone of our theory.
Added to this we explain our hermeneutical approach towards the biblical text in relationship to
the context of our research with special attention to the Bible as the canonical Word of God and
the own nature of theology as a science.
In chapter 2 we start our theological-historical orientation in the covenant concept with an outline
of our theological biography highlighting the covenant theology of the Dutch theologian K
Schilder and outlining the rise and development of Orthodox-Reformed covenantal theology from
the times of the Reformation.
In the chapters 3 and 4 we discuss the different covenants in the Old and New Testament in their
interrelationship with strong emphasis on their common structural elements, i.e. the unilateral
creation, the bilateral continuation and the forensic foundation of covenant. We pay special attention
to the relationship between the Old and New Testament with regard to the New Covenant.
In chapter 5 we discuss the dogmatic implications of our biblical-theological research in the
covenant concept with regard to the Orthodox-Reformed covenant tradition suggesting that this
tradition is in need of some adaptation in order to stay in line with Scriptural teachings on
covenant. We analyse the implications of interrelating covenant, creation and revelation. In this
analysis we pay attention to a covenantal approach towards creation and revelation. This
interrelationship is considered structurally from the three basic elements of covenant as well as
spiritually from the functions of the cult, the law and baptism in covenant.
In chapter 6 we draw missiological relevant conclusions from our biblico-dogmatic study
discussing from a covenant perspective several themes topical for a missiological theory which
has to be applied in missionary praxis. We round off our study with discussing mission and
creation with emphasis on inculturation, ecology and the theology of religions.
Vertical and Horizontal TranscendenceTranscendence is explored from two perspectives: the traditional concept wherein the origination of the sacred is “out there,” and the alternate concept wherein the sacred originates “here.” Each is evaluated from the perspectives of aesthetics and hierarchy. Both forms of transcendence are viewed as essential to the full religious life.
VIDEO: Defending Indigenous Rights to Lands and Natural Resources: Native Peoples' Environmental Struggles in the Americas, Russia, and Central AfricaVIDEO: 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Introductions: David Getches, Dean, University of Colorado Law School; Terry Odendahl, Executive Director and CEO, Global Greengrants Fund Moderator: Nikki Kayser, KGNU Radio Panelists: Alexander Arbachakov, Russian Taiga Research and Protection Agency; John E. Echohawk, Executive Director of the Native American Rights Fund, Boulder, Colorado; Samuel Nnah Ndobe, Center for Environment and Development, Yaounde, Cameroon Program held in the Wittemyer Courtroom of the Wolf Law Building at the University of Colorado Law School in Boulder, CO Presented by the Global Greengrants Fund and co-sponsored by the Center for Energy and Environmental Security and the University of Colorado's Departments of Anthropology and Geography
VIDEO: Keynote Address by Linda EscalanteVIDEO: 5:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Welcome: Phil Weiser, Dean, University of Colorado Law School; Britt Banks, Executive Director, Getches-Wilkinson Center Introduction of Speaker: Sarah Krakoff, Professor, Colorado Law, and Board Chair, Getches-Wilkinson Center 5:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. Keynote Address: Linda Escalante, Natural Resources Defense Council