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Author: Nomboniso Gasa
Publisher: HSRC Press
Keywords: history, african, south, women
Number of Pages: 536
Published: 2007-11-12
ISBN-10: 0796921741
ISBN-13: 9780796921741

In this fascinating collection, full of different textures, narratives and nuances, sixteen authors have begun to tackle the task of writing South Africa’s history from an overtly feminist perspective, giving readers an opportunity to understand and reflect on debates about real women’s power in completely new and fresh ways. Taking readers on an eclectic journey through the major themes of South African history from pre-colonial and pre-Union periods, through the terrors and struggles of the apartheid era to the present time, the authors have chosen not to be polite, but to interrogate
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Author: World Bank
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: africa, survival, growth, enterprises, small, clusters, micro, industrial
Number of Pages: 212
Published: 2010-12-30
ISBN-10: 0821386271
ISBN-13: 9780821386279

The World Bank, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Research Institute, and the Foundation for Advanced Studies on International Development (FASID), in collaboration with researchers affiliated with the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), recently conducted a study on Africa'¬"s domestic enterprises to improve the understanding of the constraints micro and small enterprises in Africa face in improving productivity and expanding their markets.In Africa, there are stark performance gaps between domestically owned enterprises and foreign-owned enterprises in terms of sales pe
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Authors: Manuel Castells, Gustavo Cardoso,
Publisher: Center for Transatlantic Relations, Jhu-Sai
Keywords: policy, knowledge, society, network
Number of Pages: 434
Published: 2006-02-01
ISBN-10: 0976643456
ISBN-13: 9780976643456

The world stands at the crossroads of development of the network society. Yet current social systems stall the dynamics of creativity. Is government ready to accept democracy of communication? Are economics players aware of the need to redefine property rights? Jorge Sampaio, President of the Portugese Republic, invited prominent researchers and politicians from the U.S., EU and South America to examine the opportunities and challenges of the network society--and to offer recommendations for policy. AManuel Castells holds the Wallis Annenberg Chair in Communication Technology and Society
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Author: Robin D. Gill
Publisher: Paraverse Press
Keywords: haiku, poems, fine, elaboration, old, praise, sea, slugs, theme, rise
Number of Pages: 484
Published: 2003-10
ISBN-10: 0974261807
ISBN-13: 9780974261805

Rise, Ye Sea Slugs! is a book of many faces. First, it is a book of translated haiku and contains over 900 of these short Japanese poems in the original (smoothly inserted in the main body),with phonetic and literal renditions, as well as the authors English translations and explanations. All but a dozen or two of the haiku are translated for the first time. There is an index of poets, poems and a bibliography. Second, it is a book of sea slug haiku, for all of the poems are about holothurians, which scientists prefer to call sea cucumbers. (The word cucumber is long for haiku and metaphorical
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Author: Linda CooperShirley Walters
Publisher: HSRC Press
Keywords: work, learning
Number of Pages: 384
Published: 2009-01-02
ISBN-10: 0796922837
ISBN-13: 9780796922830

We are living through a daunting yet fascinating period in which the global economy increasingly challenges the accepted dichotomies between home-life and work-life, between employment and unemployment, paid work and unpaid work. This calls for serious analysis of how knowledge is generated, both formally and informally, in workplaces as diverse as the factory, the field, or the street. It raises questions about what forms of learning and training are involved; how they articulate with one another and what practical and theoretical implications this has for our societies. In this book, 34 lead
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Author: Unknown
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: economic, crisis, impacts, distributional, simulating, poverty, knowing
Number of Pages: 77
Published: 2011-12-01
ISBN-10: 0821389548
ISBN-13: 9780821389546

Economists have long sought to predict how macroeconomic shocks will affect individual welfare. Macroeconomic data and forecasts are easily available when crises strike. But policy action requires not only understanding the magnitude of a macro shock, but also identifying which households or individuals are being hurt by (or benefit from) the crisis. Moreover, in many cases, impacts on the ground might be already occurring as macro developments become known, while micro level evidence is still unavailable because of paucity of data. Because of these reasons, a comprehensive real-time understan
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Author: Ambar Narayan
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: economic, crisis, impacts, distributional, simulating, poverty, knowing
Number of Pages: 77
Published: 2011-12-23
ISBN-10: 0821389815
ISBN-13: 9780821389812

Economists have long sought to predict how macroeconomic shocks will affect individual welfare. Macroeconomic data and forecasts are easily available when crises strike. But policy action requires not only understanding the magnitude of a macro shock, but also identifying which households or individuals are being hurt by (or benefit from) the crisis. Moreover, in many cases, impacts on the ground might be already occurring as macro developments become known, while micro level evidence is still unavailable because of paucity of data. Because of these reasons, a comprehensive real-time understan
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