The immense dislocations and suffering caused by neo-liberal globalization, the retreat of the welfare state in the last decades of the twentieth century, and the heightened military imperialism at the turn of the twenty-first century have raised urgent questions about the temporal and spatial dimensions of power. Through stimulating critical perspectives and new cross-disciplinary frameworks, which reflect recent innovations in the social and human sciences, this series provides a forum for politically engaged and theoretically imaginative responses to these important issues of late modernity.
At long last, a guide to writing online content that shows the reader direct examples rather than endless fluffy guidance.
Web Content - The Beginner's Masterclass offers a practical and demonstrative means toward gaining your own, distinct content authoring style.Written with the intent of leading by example, this book contains a selection of articles which encompass many of the more popular subjects and genres commonly seen in the online news media. Through these demonstrative means, it intends to imbue many of the key aspects of content and copy writing while maintaining a strong weighting toward a high grade of 'shareability' through audience preferential of social media channels. The book revolves around its three pillars:IDENTITY - Crafting a unique, recognizable voice. PURPOSE - Embodying clarity in topic choice.STANDING APART - Being different from the banal crowd. Transforming the benign, day-to-day and week-to-week occurrences into a style at once keynote serves to imbue the budding content writer with an edge over the more conventional competitor. It is through this that the essential spirit of Web Content - The Beginner's Masterclass was assembled. Current and contemporary, this book takes into account the fact that search engines are becoming ever more selective in what they highlight and what they leave. Generic writing, the samey and the dull lose out, while writing and content with genuine spirit, humour and style is promoted. The power of words at once eye-catching and colourful with an intense, instantaneous 'shareability' is precisely what the modern day Internet values and rates. Designed as a unique and quirky compliment to a de facto manual of style, veteran online content author and journalist TIMOTHY JONES brings writing to life for readers keen to enhance, improve and realize their talents. With this handbook, they will confront the field of web and news content creation with genuine eagerness.
Bringing together the research fields of sign language linguistics and information structure, this book focuses on the realization of modal and focus particles in German Sign Language, Sign Language of the Netherlands, and Irish Sign Language. The study analyzes professionally elicited data with regard to nonmanual features expressed by articulators such as the body, head, and face, and accounts for the results within existing theoretical models. The analyses contribute to recent debates about information structure and the syntax-prosody interface. Thus, this book is of special interest to both sign and spoken language linguists.
It is February, 1929. Cyrus Skeen is hired by an Austrian aristocrat whom Skeen calls a "One-Worlder Gadabout," Count Paul Axel Heinrich Joachim von Wormuth-Esterhazy, of Vienna, to find out who is trying to kill him. He gives Skeen a list he has compiled of twenty attempts to murder him, including flowerpots are dropped from above, a bottle of poisoned schnapps is given to him in a "welcome basket," and nearly being run over by a speeding automobile. The Count has three suspects who may want him dead: consular officials from the German and Austrian consulates in San Francisco, and an elusive American ne'er-do-well who acts as the Soviet Union's unofficial consular envoy. Skeen interviews the Count's suspects and learns that they indeed do not like the man. But do they hate him enough to commit murder? Skeen himself does not particularly like Count Esterhazy or his idea of forming a European Union that would erase the borders on the Continent and nullify the sovereignty of each nation on it. His challenge is to learn who is trying to erase the Count. And then someone tries to erase Cyrus Skeen."
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