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  • Definitions of Art

    Davies, Stephen (2013-04)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    The third edition of the acclaimed Routledge Companion to Aesthetics contains over sixty chapters written by leading international scholars covering all aspects of aesthetics.

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  • Designing literacy education as modes of meaning in globalised and situated contexts: Towards a restoration of the self through embodied knowing

    Thwaites, Trevor (2008)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    The world of the twenty-first century is one that presents humans with diverse forms of identity, loyalty, and sense of place. The nation state appears all but redundant in this time of transnationalism and transculturalism, as ongoing migrations and re-affirmations of identity produce transient loyalties which make policy development problematic in areas such as education. The new empire is a global one, reflecting corporate economic ambition and territorial expansion—a type of colonisation by capitalist interests that we might call “globalisation”. Associated with this global empire are the new technologies of trading and communication which have produced new societal structures, such as social networks, that display various formations of information and cultural amateurs who promote themselves through the voyeuristic possibilities of the World Wide Web. The preparation of students for their life in these scenarios has been guided by governments and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), convinced that the future lies in a vaporous ambition called the ‘knowledge-economy’—a further complication for education policy. Where does that leave the self as an identity requiring forms of efficacy, personal ambition, and a sense of being-in-a-physical-world? This paper explores one facet of this question which is linked both to concepts of literacy and to the embodied self as one way of demonstrating that there are strategies for responding to the new environment. This way suggests giving agency to learners through a radical and embodied means of constructing knowledge and literacy that seeks to retain the humanness in schooling and which potentially empowers learners through the possibilities opened up by these ‘new’ pedagogies.

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  • Roles of cardiac stretch-activated channels beyond mechano-electric coupling: stretch-enhanced force generation and muscular dystrophy

    Allen, DG; Ward, Marie-Louise (2011)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Developed force in cardiac muscle increases in two phases following stretch; a rapid component due to increased overlap of thick and thin filaments coupled to an increase in calcium sensitivity; a slow phase caused by increased calcium-activated force. We have proposed that increased calcium entry through a calcium-permeable stretch-activated channel is responsible for the slow phase. In this chapter we discuss candidate genes that may encode this stretch-activated channel focusing on TRPC1, TRPC6 and TRPV2. While stretch-activated channels were first recognised by their increased activity when stretched in a patch-pipette, this does not appear to be the dominant physiological pathway of activation. Instead complex pathways including integrins, angiotensin, NADPH oxidase and ROS appear to be involved. Stretch-activated channels may also have roles in disease. For instance stretch-activated channels are over-active in skeletal muscle in Duchenne muscular dystrophy and appear to have role in the calcium entry which is a central pathological pathway of this disease. Cardiac muscle is also affected in Duchenne muscular dystrophy and stretch-activated channels may have a role in the dilated cardiomyopathy which develops.

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  • Architecture of a Distributive Submarine Fan: The Ross Sandstone Formation

    Pyles, DR; Strachan, Lorna (2016-06)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    The Ross Sandstone Formation contains some laterally continuous exposures of turbidites, and is an excellent outcrop analogue for distributive submarine fans, which form important oil and gas reservoirs around the world. This chapter presents an overview of the geological setting of the formation, together with its lithofacies and main characteristics. It discusses some excursions, which provide an opportunity to visit the principal outcrops of the Ross Sandstone Formation and examine the wide array of sedimentary structures and facies that comprise this beautifully exposed ancient distributive submarine fan. Pyles described twelve lithofacies in the Ross Sandstone, that are characterised by bed thickness, grain size, internal stratification and nature of lower bounding surfaces of beds. The chapter documents five outcrops of the Ross Sandstone in the axis of the basin. The palaeogeographic map represents a time slice through the upper Ross Sandstone.

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  • Evolving Depocentre and Slope: The Gull Island Formation

    Strachan, Lorna; Pyles, DR (2016-06)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    The Gull Island Formation is the uppermost lithostratigraphic unit of the Namurian Shannon Group and is best exposed on the Atlantic coast of southern and northern County Clare. This chapter presents excursion summaries and builds upon published observations and interpretations of the Gull Island Formation, with an emphasis on the stratigraphic architecture at several key outcrops, including those at Gull Island, Fisherstreet Bay and the Cliffs of Moher. It describes outcrops in the south and north of County Clare, where the varied nature of the Gull Island Formation can be viewed in a series of spectacular cliff sections. This review and field excursions has unearthed some lost data that has enabled refinement of the understanding of the formation. The base of the Gull Island Formation is a diachronous boundary between the coeval Ross Sandstone and Clare Shales, which was initiated in the SW and migrated north and east with time.

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  • Phage Integrases for Mediating Genomic Integration and DNA Recombination

    Maucksch, Christof (2008)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    φC31 integrase is a site specific recombinase derived from the Streptomyces phage. In the phage lifecycle, the enzyme mediates lysogeny by mediating recombination between specific sequences termed attB (present in the bacterial DNA) and attP (present in the phage genome). Screening the enzyme activity in mammalian cells provided positive results and also showed that the enzyme retained its property of site specific recombination into mammalian genomes. Mammalian genomes have been shown to contain sequences that are similar to the wild type attP sequence of the Streptomyces phage genome and experiments with the integrase in mammalian cells showed that it could mediate recombination and subsequent integration of any DNA bearing an attB site into these pseudoattP sites. ...

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  • Engaging pedagogies for teacher education: Considering a modest critical pedagogy for preparing tomorrow's teachers

    Tinning, Richard (2007)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Brothers Only in Name: The Alienation and Identity Transformation of Korean Chinese Ethnic Return Migrants in South Korea

    Song, Changzoo (2009)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Radiation Health and Protection

    Bacal, Kira; Romano, J (2016-12-13)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Astronauts in low Earth orbit and outside the confines of the protection of the Van Allen belts are continuously exposed to a variety of energetic particles referred to as space radiation. Space radiation consists of high energy particles originating from galactic cosmic and solar event sources. These charged particles can damage living tissue and impact health in both the short and long term. Astronauts and other space travelers must be protected from radiation to the greatest extent possible, by physical space craft shielding, and through managing mission timing and crew selection policies. This chapter addresses different types of space radiation, their respective mitigation strategies, and associated potential health risks and clinical consequences. Current and future technological and administrative risk mitigation strategies and practices are discussed.

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  • Rheumatoid Arthritis and Spondyloarthritis

    White, Douglas; Kocijan, R (2016)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Recent years have seen extraordinary growth in our knowledge and understanding of the pathogenesis of inflammatory arthritis as reflected in the development of new therapies and changing clinical practice. This chapter will review the most common forms of inflammatory arthritis, including rheumatoid arthritis, the axial spondyloarthritides (radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (r-axSpA) and the non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA)) as well as psoriatic arthritis (PsA) to explore their epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical features and treatment.

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  • Moot Court

    Cassidy, Julie (2016)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • The University as a Place of Possibilities: Scholarship as Dissensus

    Sturm, Sean; Turner, Stephen (2017)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Trois mouvements éthiques en recherche collaborative

    Maheux, Jean-Francois (2013)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Ageing and mental health in diversity: A New Zealand experience

    Park, H-J; Adamson, Carole (2016)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    As is the case in most developed nations, a significant proportion of New Zealand's older people experience mental health issues in their everyday lives. This chapter aims to provide an outline of 'mental health and older adults' in the New Zealand context. this background snapshot provides a foundation for the New Zealand landscape on this topic. Cultural iniatives and legislative acts are highlighted alongside current programmes in mental health for older people. Challenges around care for older people with mental health issues abound due to wide-ranging complexities surrounding their care and treatment; there is also limited subject-specific research being undetaken. Urgently needed are new approaches to economic planning, health care and welfare support, retirement policies, innovative living space arrangements and inter-generational relations alongside the promotion of contructive views on ageing.

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  • The concept of integrity in relation to failing and marginal students

    Appleton, Cherie; Adamson, Carole (2016)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    This chapter considers the issue of how social work programmes can best support students deemed marginal or identified as at risk of failing. Using the lens of ‘integrity’ as a conceptual focus, it addresses the context in which fitness to practise is determined and the processes by which Schools of Social Work may identify, support and manage issues of competence and practice standards. Questions that practice educators may use to determine the extent of concerns and possible options for resolution are applied to a case study and some typical vignettes are offered for reader exploration.

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  • South Sudanese diaspora in global contexts

    Marlowe, Jay; Harris, A; Lyons, T (2013)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    On the 9 July 2011, the world witnessed the birth of its 193rd country – the Republic of South Sudan, which has since been engaged in the work of establishing itself as an independent state from Sudan after enduring almost five decades of civil war since 1956. The protracted conflict between north and south Sudan has created one of the largest populations of displaced people in the world. This volume considers the diverse and growing Sudanese and now celebrated as the South Sudanese diaspora in Australia and New Zealand, thus making a significant and timely contributing to the recent literature on current issues facing Africans in the diaspora from a global perspective.

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  • From text to pretext: An ethical turn in curriculum work

    Maheux, Jean-Francois; Swanson, D; Khan, S (2012)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Why Marriage Equality is Not Enough: Enduring Social Policy Concerns for Gender- and Sexually Diverse New Zealanders

    Fenaughty, John; Pega, F (2016)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Common Law, Statute and Equity

    Cassidy, Julie; Kelly, P (1988)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Common Law, Statute and Equity

    Cassidy, Julie; Kelly, P (1989)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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