Cultural Perspectives on Global Research Epistemology: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Cultural Perspectives on Global Research Epistemology: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Author: Topor, F. Sigmund

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522589860

Category: Philosophy

Page: 116

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Cultural values and structures differ in societies throughout the world. For example, the traditional conformism of Confucian countries is vastly dissimilar from the individualistic values of Western societies. In today’s globalized environment, the greatest challenge is the collaboration of diverse cultures. The comprehension of global epistemology and the understanding of diverse cultural perspectives is needed in order to sustain global harmony and intercultural congruence. Cultural Perspectives on Global Research Epistemology: Emerging Research and Opportunities is a pivotal reference source that discusses the effect of globalization on intercultural communication and critical thinking and analyzes Eastern and Western societies from an epistemological standpoint. While highlighting topics including uncertainty avoidance, Confucianism, and cultural heritage, this book is ideally designed for researchers, scientists, anthropologists, sociologists, educators, practitioners, and students seeking current research on epistemic discordance in global research.

Implications of an Evolved Christianity in the Modern World

Implications of an Evolved Christianity in the Modern World

Author: Byrnes, James Patrick

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799854548

Category: Religion

Page: 271

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Evolved Christianity represents something of a middle ground between the “nothing should be retained” and “everything should be retained” positions typically held by those researching the religion. There is a need for a new and improved form of Christianity based on careful consideration of the results of several kinds of research and the application of critical thinking to both apologetic and revisionist arguments that have been advanced over many years. Implications of an Evolved Christianity in the Modern World is a cutting-edge research publication that examines the essence of Christianity and its role in the world as well as a comprehensive evaluation of traditional Christian principles in the context of modern society. The book uses a critical thinking and research approach to decide which of the core principles of the traditional Christian paradigm should be retained, which should be revised, and which should be eliminated, thus resulting in the Evolved Christian paradigm. The book then details a few of the implications that embracing such a paradigm could entail. Featuring a wide range of topics such as biblical studies, evolutionary theory, and psychology, this book is ideal for researchers, religious leaders, sociologists, theologians, academicians, policymakers, and students.

Examining a New Paradigm of Heritage With Philosophy, Economy, and Education

Examining a New Paradigm of Heritage With Philosophy, Economy, and Education

Author: Queirós, António dos Santos

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799836384

Category: Philosophy

Page: 274

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OECD, UNESCO, the European Union, and the United Nations acknowledge that formal educational systems alone cannot respond to rapid and constant technological, social, and economic change in society and that they should be reinforced by non-formal educational practices. Examining a New Paradigm of Heritage With Philosophy, Economy, and Education is a critical scholarly publication that provides comprehensive research on the sustainability of identity and cultural heritage. The book establishes uniform and consistent conceptual criteria to identify and distinguish the different typological categories of heritage and discusses the concept of “cultural landscape” and environmental ethics. Moreover, connections between cultural heritage and natural heritage and the economy of heritage are explored. Finally, the book discusses cultural landscape as an educational resource with reading and interpretation of the cultural landscape as a basis for learning with a methodology of experimental science and its first metamorphosis of value. Featuring a range of topics such as curriculum design, ethics, and environmental tourism, this book is ideal for academicians, sociologists, biologists, researchers, policymakers, and students.

Handbook of Research on the Impact of COVID-19 on Marginalized Populations and Support for the Future

Handbook of Research on the Impact of COVID-19 on Marginalized Populations and Support for the Future

Author: Wahab, Haris Abd

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799874829

Category: Social Science

Page: 484

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The COVID-19 pandemic has posed significant risks to particular communities and individuals, including indigenous communities, migrant workers, refugees, transgender individuals, and the homeless population. The disadvantaged population is overwhelmed by deprivation, inequality, unemployment, and infections, both communicable and non-communicable, which make them more vulnerable to COVID-19 and its negative consequences. These marginalized groups struggle to obtain an admirable political representation and face marginalization and lack of access to health, education, and social services. It is imperative that these marginalized groups and their right to life and their livelihoods are supported, especially when they are put at risk during global crises, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. The Handbook of Research on the Impact of COVID-19 on Marginalized Populations and Support for the Future represents a way of acknowledging an improved, pandemic-free, and prosperous environment for everyone in the future where society does not leave behind any poor or marginalized individuals. The book is a representation of the voice of the marginalized people in the new normal attempting to draw on a comprehensive knowledge bank, which includes anthropology, sociology, gender studies, media, education, indigenous dimension, philosophy, bioethics, care ethics, and more. This book focuses solely on the marginalized people, examines the oppressed communities in depth, and provides insights on how we should stand by these vulnerable people. This book is a valuable tool for social workers, government bodies, policymakers, social justice advocates, human rights activists, researchers in gender and race studies, practitioners, academicians, and students interested in how COVID-19 has impacted marginalized populations and how social justice can be advocated for in the future.

Handbook of Research on Promoting Social Justice for Immigrants and Refugees Through Active Citizenship and Intercultural Education

Handbook of Research on Promoting Social Justice for Immigrants and Refugees Through Active Citizenship and Intercultural Education

Author: Barreto, Isabel María Gómez

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799872856

Category: Social Science

Page: 468

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Migration movements have been a constant in the societies of the past, as well as in postmodern society. However, in the past ten years, the increase in political, economic, and religious conflict amongst nations; the increase of the poverty index; and many and various natural disasters have duplicated the forced displacement of millions of people across the seven continents of the planet. This situation brings important challenges in terms of the vulnerability, inequity, and discrimination that certain peoples suffer. Professionals from the fields of the social sciences, education, psychology, and international law share the fact that education represents an opportunity for children and young migrants to become members with full rights in the societies they arrive in. Empirical studies show that that the implementation of the right to education for migrants presents some challenges and dilemmas to the governments of host countries and more specifically to the education centers, NGOs, universities, and the professionals working in them, hence the need for more research on these issues of immigration, refugees, social justice, and intercultural education. The Handbook of Research on Promoting Social Justice for Immigrants and Refugees Through Active Citizenship and Intercultural Education provides visibility to issues such as the increase in migration and displacement and the difficulties in political agreements, educational contexts, and in cultural issues, stigmatization, vulnerability, social exclusion, racism, and hatred amongst host communities. This book gives possible solutions to this current complex situation and helps foster and promote sensitivity, perspective, and critical thinking for a respectful and tolerant coexistence and promotion of equity and social justice. The chapters promote cultural diversity and inclusion in classrooms by offering knowledge, strategies, and research on organizational development for educational institutions and multicultural environments. This book is essential for administrators, policymakers, leaders, teachers, practitioners, researchers, academicians, and students interested in the promotion of social justice in education for immigrants and refugees.

Young Adult Sexuality in the Digital Age

Young Adult Sexuality in the Digital Age

Author: Kalish, Rachel

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799831891

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 262

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Technology is rapidly advancing, and each innovation provides opportunities for such technology to mesh with the human enactment of physical intimacy or to be used in the quest for information about sexuality. However, the availability of this technology has complicated sexual decision making for young adults as they continually navigate their sexual identity, orientation, behavior, and community. Young Adult Sexuality in the Digital Age is a pivotal reference source that improves the understanding of the combination of technology and sexual decision making for young adults, examining the role of technology in sexual identity formation, sexual communication, relationship formation and dissolution, and sexual learning and online sexual communities and activism. While highlighting topics such as privacy management, cyber intimacy, and digital communications, this book is ideally designed for therapists, social workers, sociologists, psychologists, counselors, healthcare professionals, scholars, researchers, and students.

Philosophising Experiences and Vision of the Female Body, Mind, and Soul: Historical Context and Contemporary Theory

Philosophising Experiences and Vision of the Female Body, Mind, and Soul: Historical Context and Contemporary Theory

Author: Musingafi, Maxwell Constantine Chando

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799840916

Category: Social Science

Page: 255

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Much of our understanding of the world, our societies, and ourselves rests on theories and knowledge generated predominantly by men of certain nationalities and economic classes. This male-dominated and culturally specific theorizing and knowledge have generally resulted in the exclusion of women and other groups from the process of formal theorizing and knowledge building. Feminism argues that the male-dominated knowledge represents a skewed perception of reality and is only partial knowledge. Feminism is a generalized, wide-ranging system of ideas about social life and human experience developed from a woman-centered perspective. It treats women as the central subjects in the investigative process and seeks to see the world from the distinctive vantage points of women in the social world. The best way to empower women and better the situation for women is to take women’s daily experiences and their informal theorizing into account and, on this basis, adopt feminist approaches to building theory and knowledge. Philosophising Experiences and Vision of the Female Body, Mind, and Soul: Historical Context and Contemporary Theory provides an overview and introduction to the study of feminist theory and practice in the social sciences. This book provides a starting point for further and more advanced study of the nexus of feminism, gender, and development and translates feminist theory and concepts into practice. The chapters investigate, in a historical context, mainstream and contemporary theories of feminism and gender studies. This book is ideal for post-graduate students of social science; researchers of development management, business management, public governance, and gender and development; activists; feminists; and practitioners, stakeholders, researchers, academicians, and students interested in feminist theory and knowledge building.

Understanding Ubuntu for Enhancing Intercultural Communications

Understanding Ubuntu for Enhancing Intercultural Communications

Author: Mukuni, Joseph

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799879497

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 299

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Given the importance of cross-cultural competence, it is important that scholars from different parts of the world describe the conceptual frameworks underlying their cultures to provide people with knowledge helpful for understanding and navigating cultural barriers and promoting harmony and productivity in places of work. The literature is replete with reference points for understanding Eurocentric worldviews. Little has been written about non-Eurocentric worldviews with respect to the subject of socio-cultural harmony and interpersonal relations such as Ubuntu, Africa’s indigenous philosophy and its relevancy. This philosophy teaches the importance of maintaining good human relations and sensitivity to the wellbeing of other people both as individuals and collectively. In the teachings of this African conceptual framework, the wellbeing of others is more important than that of self. Another important distinguishing feature of Ubuntu is that it places great value on communalism as opposed to individualism. The tenets of Ubuntu include human-centeredness, teamwork, collaboration, cooperation, respect for diversity of opinion, and joint consideration of problems. These tenets can be applied for intercultural competence and communications. Understanding Ubuntu for Enhancing Intercultural Communications sheds some light on Ubuntu, Africa’s unique philosophy, and explores how the knowledge of Ubuntu can help minimize cross-cultural communication barriers. Within this context, the chapters work to make readers aware of the existence of an African worldview, specifically Ubuntu, and its possible contribution to interpersonal communication. This book also shares the lived experiences of being born and raised in sub-Saharan Africa where Ubuntu is a way of life. This book is essential for businesses seeking to expand internationally and managers overseeing diverse workforces as well as business executives, government officials, public relations officers, academicians, researchers, and students including those studying African studies, world religions, international business, international relations, management, communication, and more.

Overcoming Challenges and Barriers for Women in Business and Education: Socioeconomic Issues and Strategies for the Future

Overcoming Challenges and Barriers for Women in Business and Education: Socioeconomic Issues and Strategies for the Future

Author: Etim, Alice S.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799838159

Category: Social Science

Page: 268

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Recently, greater emphasis has been placed on the fact that women, regardless of whether they are located in developed or developing nations, are still facing numerous challenges regarding their financial status, education, and independence. As recent movements have highlighted such problems as unequal pay and sexual harassment and abuse, it has become imperative that steps must be taken to analyze these problems and offer solutions to combat these inequalities that would improve women’s lives and society as a whole. Overcoming Challenges and Barriers for Women in Business and Education: Socioeconomic Issues and Strategies for the Future is an essential reference source that highlights cross-cultural perspectives, obstacles, and opportunities pertaining to the advancement of women’s lives in society. The chapters within the book explore a variety of concepts for building a bridge to women empowerment and improving their participation in the development of their respective societies. Featuring research on topics such as global business, higher education, and gender discrimination, this book is ideally designed for managers, business professionals, entrepreneurs, social scientists, policymakers, gender studies researchers, students, and academicians looking for strategies that will help to empower women through the book’s social justice model, which acts as an underlying theoretical construct.

Memory, Conflicts, Disasters, and the Geopolitics of the Displaced

Memory, Conflicts, Disasters, and the Geopolitics of the Displaced

Author: Eybalin Casseus, Clara Rachel

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799844396

Category: Social Science

Page: 203

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Transnational migration studies tend to conceptualize a clear spatial distinction between refugee camps and their surroundings as “spaces of the displaced” and “spaces of the citizen” respectively. However, the geography of memory, when seen through the prism of a space-state-citizenship relationship, is much more complicated and difficult to disentangle. Only when examining cultural preservation of memories of displacement can we shed light on these complex connections. Memory, Conflicts, Disasters, and the Geopolitics of the Displaced is a collection of innovative research that examines the preservation of socio-cultural memory in the wake of disaster and violence. Featuring coverage of a broad range of topics including conscription, refugee culture, and climate change, this book is ideally designed for human rights workers, activists, historians, policymakers, government officials, researchers, academicians, and students in the fields of sociology, anthropology, geography, politics, and urban planning.

Handbook of Research on Mixed Methods Research in Information Science

Handbook of Research on Mixed Methods Research in Information Science

Author: Ngulube, Patrick

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799888468

Category: Reference

Page: 737

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Mixed methods research is becoming prevalent in many fields, yet little has been done to elevate mixed methods research in information science. A comprehensive picture of information science and its problems is needed to further understand and address the issues associated with it as well as how mixed methods research can be adapted and used. The Handbook of Research on Mixed Methods Research in Information Science discusses the quality of mixed methods studies and methodological transparency, sampling in mixed methods research, and the application of theory in mixed methods research throughout various contexts. Covering topics such as the issues and potential directions for further research in mixed methods, this comprehensive major reference work is ideal for researchers, policymakers, academicians, librarians, practitioners, instructors, and students.

Handbook of International and Cross-Cultural Leadership Research Processes

Handbook of International and Cross-Cultural Leadership Research Processes

Author: Yulia Tolstikov-Mast

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000480566

Category: Psychology

Page: 640

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An invaluable contribution to the area of leadership studies, the Handbook of International and Cross-Cultural Leadership Research Processes: Perspectives, Practice, Instruction brings together renowned authors with diverse cultural, academic, and practitioner backgrounds to provide a comprehensive overview and analysis of all stages of the research process. The handbook centers around authors’ international research reflections and experiences, with chapters that reflect and analyze various research experiences in order to help readers learn about the integrity of each stage of the international leadership research process with examples and discussions. Part I introduces philosophical traditions of the leadership field and discusses how established leadership and followership theories and approaches sometimes fail to capture leadership realities of different cultures and societies. Part II focuses on methodological challenges and opportunities. Scholars share insights on their research practices in different stages of international and cross-cultural studies. Part III is forward-looking in preparing readers to respond to complex realities of the leadership field: teaching, learning, publishing, and applying international and cross-cultural leadership research standards with integrity. The unifying thread amongst all the chapters is a shared intent to build knowledge of diverse and evolving leadership practices and phenomena across cultures and societies. The handbook is an excellent resource for a broad audience including scholars across disciplines and fields, such as psychology, management, history, cognitive science, economics, anthropology, sociology, and medicine, as well as educators, consultants, and graduate and doctoral students who are interested in understanding authentic leadership practices outside of the traditional Western paradigm.