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Neverver: A Study of Language Vitality and Community Initiatives

Julie Barbour

in Endangered Languages of Austronesia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199544547
eISBN:
9780191720260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544547.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter outlines steps taken to develop vernacular literacy for the Neverver language of Malakula Island in Vanuatu. It first examines the current status of Neverver using a tool developed by ... More


School-Age Children: Getting a Chance

Jody Heymann

in Forgotten Families: Ending the Growing Crisis Confronting Children and Working Parents in the Global Economy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195156591
eISBN:
9780199943333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156591.003.0021
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter focuses on school-age children, the care they lack, and the caregiving gaps they are forced to fill when no one else is available. When pressed about who is caring for school-age ... More


Calculating Plough-Zone Demographics: Some Insights from Arid-Zone Surveys

David Mattingly

in Settlement, Urbanization, and Population

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199602353
eISBN:
9780191731570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602353.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter provides some illustrations of the potential disparity between plough-zone results and those in a variety of arid-zone projects, where surface preservation of physical features allows ... More


The Troubled Relationship Between Bioethics and Human Rights *

Richard Ashcroft

in Law and Bioethics: Current Legal Issues Volume 11

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199545520
eISBN:
9780191721113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545520.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter examines the relationship between bioethics and humans. The first part of the chapter briefly presents the debate over the value of the UNESCO Universal Declaration on Bioethics and ... More


Storytelling in Siberia: The Olonkho Epic in a Changing World

Robin P. Harris

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041280
eISBN:
9780252099885
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041280.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Significant historical, global, and political forces of the Soviet period undermined the performance practice of the Sakha olonkho epic in northeastern Siberia, impairing the potential for ... More


Preventing Plunder: International Cooperation against the Illicit Trade in Antiquities

Asif Efrat

in Governing Guns, Preventing Plunder: International Cooperation against Illicit Trade

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199760305
eISBN:
9780199950010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199760305.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the domestic and international political conflicts underlying the cooperative efforts against the plunder of antiquities. The first section introduces illicit trade in ... More


Building the Past: Rockscapes and the Aswan High Dam in Egypt

Nancy Y. Reynolds

in Water on Sand: Environmental Histories of the Middle East and North Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199768677
eISBN:
9780199979608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199768677.003.0008
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines the environmental, cultural, human, and political consequences of building the Aswan High Dam in Egypt in the 1960s and 1970s. Building the High Dam was mostly about moving ... More


Intangible Cultural Heritage in International Law

Lucas Lixinski

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199679508
eISBN:
9780191758546
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679508.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Law of Obligations

This book offers a comprehensive look at the legal safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage (ICH). It maps the legal possibilities, both within institutions and more substantive solutions, ... More


Culture, Cultures, and Cultural Rights

Dominic McGoldrick

in Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights in Action

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199217908
eISBN:
9780191705380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217908.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter considers the challenges of dealing with culture and cultures, as well as the ideas and substance of cultural rights, especially article 15 of the International Covenant on Economic, ... More


Nineteen. The (Mostly) Off-Stage Ambassador

Steve Swayne

in Orpheus in Manhattan: William Schuman and the Shaping of America's Musical Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195388527
eISBN:
9780199894345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388527.003.0020
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

This chapter considers Schuman's various attempts to use his position and influence to extend his ideas of music education, musical diplomacy, and American contemporary music. It looks at the ... More


Area Conservation in Cairo

Ahmed Sedky

in Living with Heritage in Cairo: Area Conservation in the ArabIslamic City

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162459
eISBN:
9781617970122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162459.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

There are different efforts that have been made just to develop and upgrade Historic Cairo but it remained limited because of a main slogan proclaimed by Hassan Kafafi in 1990. Urban pressures were ... More


Language in Culture and the Media: Complexity and Change

Jacqueline Mowbray

in Linguistic Justice: International Law and Language Policy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199646616
eISBN:
9780191745485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646616.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Philosophy of Law

Patterns of language use in culture and the media are complex, differentiated, and continually evolving, particularly in response to processes of globalisation. This chapter uses the work of Pierre ... More


The Law and Politics of International Regime Conflict

Dirk Pulkowski

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199689330
eISBN:
9780191768279
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689330.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Comparative Law

The international order is constituted by a plurality of international regimes, institutionalized arrangements in different areas which possess their own norms and procedures. This book examines how ... More


The Media in European and International Human Rights Law

Perry Keller

in European and International Media Law: Liberal Democracy, Trade, and the New Media

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198268550
eISBN:
9780191728518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268550.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

Chapter Six sets out, separately, the principles and rules of European and international human rights law that most directly affect the media. The Chapter examines the ECHR Article 10 right to ... More


Cultural Policy and the Entertainment Media

Perry Keller

in European and International Media Law: Liberal Democracy, Trade, and the New Media

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198268550
eISBN:
9780191728518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268550.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

Chapter Fifteen concerns tensions between cultural policy in the entertainment media and non-discrimination obligations in European and international economic law. As this Chapter discusses, ... More


Whose Ideology, Where, and When? Rama (Nicaragua) and Francoprovençal (France) Experiences*

Colette Grinevald and Michel Bert

in Endangered Languages: Beliefs and Ideologies in Language Documentation and Revitalization

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780197265765
eISBN:
9780191771958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265765.003.0017
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

Fieldwork on Rama (Nicaragua) and Francoprovençal (France) has revealed ever-present and ever-changing ideological forces at work. This chapter examines how ideologies in the two different locations ... More


The Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage: Article 303 and the UNESCO Convention

Tullio Scovazzi

in The Law of the Sea: Progress and Prospects

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199299614
eISBN:
9780191714887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299614.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

On November 6, 2001, the Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage (CPUCH) was signed in Paris, France, with the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural ... More


Field Research and Training of Autochthonous People: My Own Experience in Nubia

Nicholas S. Hopkins and Sohair R. Mehanna

in Nubian Encounters: The Story of the Nubian Ethnological Survey 19611964

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774164019
eISBN:
9781617970382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164019.003.0019
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

We could cite an endless list of countries, peoples, and languages that are menaced by forced displacement and even disappearance before having been documented. Minority cultures and languages in ... More


Wadi Allaqi: The People and the Pressure for Conservation

Ahmed Belal, John Briggs, Joanne Sharp, and Irina Springuel

in Bedouins by the Lake: Environment, Change, and Sustainability in Southern Egypt

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774161988
eISBN:
9781617970320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161988.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter introduces the people of the wadi and the concept and reality of the Wadi Allaqi Biosphere Reserve. Wadi Allaqi is the largest wadi of the southern part of the Eastern Desert of Egypt, ... More


The Salvage of Nubia

Jill Kamil

in Labib Habachi: The Life and Legacy of an Egyptologist

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160615
eISBN:
9781617970184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160615.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

When Vittorino Veronese, director general of UNESCO, addressed an international appeal to save the monuments of Nubia, it was the only time the United Nations body was called upon to rescue the ... More


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