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Cross-Cultural Technology Design: Creating Culture-Sensitive Technology for Local Users

Huatong Sun

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199744763
eISBN:
9780199932993
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744763.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures

A demanding challenge in cross-cultural design is how to make a usable technology meaningful to local users. This book examines the disconnect of action and meaning in cross-cultural design and ... More


The Parent App: Understanding Families in the Digital Age

Lynn Schofield Clark

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199899616
eISBN:
9780199980161
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199899616.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

How are families responding to the challenges of parenting young people in the digital age? This book draws on in-depth interviews with families from a range of socioeconomic backgrounds in order to ... More


On Measurement and Numbering

Rory Fox

in Time and Eternity in Mid-Thirteenth-Century Thought

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199285754
eISBN:
9780191603563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199285756.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines 13th century views on issues of measurement, particularly temporal measurement. It shows that 13th century thinkers distinguished between a variety of ways in which the word ... More


Time and Atemporality

Rory Fox

in Time and Eternity in Mid-Thirteenth-Century Thought

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199285754
eISBN:
9780191603563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199285756.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines the criteria which medieval thinkers used to determine whether a particular should be located in time, and the terminology and phrases used to suggest that particulars were ... More


Victorian Villas

Laura Wright

in Sunnyside: A Sociolinguistic History of British House Names

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197266557
eISBN:
9780191905377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266557.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The railway age brought about an increase in suburban housing. From the 1840s, London outer-suburb house-name categories were the transferred place-name (Cintra Villa), the nostalgically rural (Oak ... More


Saturated mobile b-divisors on weak del Pezzo klt surfaces

Alessio Corti, James McKernan, and Hiromichi Takagi

in Flips for 3-folds and 4-folds

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198570615
eISBN:
9780191717703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570615.003.0006
Subject:
Mathematics, Geometry / Topology

This chapter studies some of the simple examples of saturated mobile b-divisor. In particular, a classification is given of saturated mobile b-divisors on del Pezzo surfaces. The examples reveal a ... More


The Growing Intimacy between Us and Our Devices

Anindya Ghose

in Tap: Unlocking the Mobile Economy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036276
eISBN:
9780262340427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036276.003.0014
Subject:
Business and Management, Marketing

This chapter predicts that several emerging technologies will soon be integrated with the mobile ecosystem and further amplify the power of the nine forces discussed in this book. All these ... More


The Digital Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy: Information Technology and Political Islam

Philip N. Howard

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199736416
eISBN:
9780199866441
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736416.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

Around the developing world, political leaders face a dilemma: the very information and communication technologies that boost economic fortunes also undermine power structures. Globally, one in ten ... More


Fluid genomes, uncertain species, and the genetics of crop domestication

Denis J. Murphy

in People, Plants and Genes: The Story of Crops and Humanity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199207145
eISBN:
9780191708893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207145.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter reviews new research findings that are changing our ideas of the nature of genomes and of biological species. All genomes, from bacteria to humans, are constantly changing with DNA being ... More


Neography: Unconventional Spelling in French SMS Text Messages

Jacques Anis

in The Multilingual Internet: Language, Culture, and Communication Online

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195304794
eISBN:
9780199788248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304794.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The abbreviated and often nonstandard orthography and grammar used in SMS messages have provoked the ire of language purists in France. This chapter presents a systematic linguistic analysis of ... More


Wasteful Design: Repetitive DNA Elements

John C. Avise

in Inside the Human Genome: A Case for Non-Intelligent Design

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195393439
eISBN:
9780199775415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393439.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter treats repetitive DNA elements in the human genome, ranging from duplicons and pseudogenes (dead genes) to microsatellites to several classes of ubiquitous mobile elements that look and ... More


Cellular Mobile Services: The Indian Success Story

Varadharajan Sridhar

in The Telecom Revolution in India: Technology, Regulation, and Policy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075530
eISBN:
9780199081042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075530.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses the technologies, market structure, and licensing process of cellular mobile services. It elaborates the interconnection and quality of service regulation, mobile number ... More


Tap: Unlocking the Mobile Economy

Anindya Ghose

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036276
eISBN:
9780262340427
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036276.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Marketing

Consumers create a data trail by tapping their phones; businesses can tap into this trail to harness the power of the more than three trillion dollar mobile economy. According to this book's author, ... More


Coupling Modules in Space: A Landscape Theory

Kevin S. McCann

in Food Webs (MPB-50)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691134178
eISBN:
9781400840687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691134178.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter examines food webs at the landscape scale by focusing on the large-scale food web architecture that is deeply constrained by space. It begins with a discussion of how variability in ... More


The Emergence of the Russian Mobile Telecom Market: Local Technical Leadership and Global Investors in a Shadow of the State

Valery Yakubovich and Stanislav Shekshnia

in The Emergence of Organizations and Markets

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148670
eISBN:
9781400845552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148670.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter features a case study of the emergence of the cellular phone industry in Moscow and St. Petersburg. These are local stories about how fragments of the old Communist state—in particular ... More


Singlewide: Chasing the American Dream in a Rural Trailer Park

Sonya Salamon and Katherine MacTavish

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501713217
eISBN:
9781501709685
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713217.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

When a rural family of modest means buys a new or used mobile home, unless cash is paid up-front, they become entangled with the highly profitable mobile home industrial complex, made up of home ... More


National Taxation, Fiscal Federalism and Global Taxation

Robin Boadway

in New Sources of Development Finance

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199278558
eISBN:
9780191601590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199278555.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter, together with chs. 2 and 10, approaches the question of development funding in a theoretical way, rather than by examining individual proposals for sources. One purpose of the book is ... More


Mobile DNA elements

Julian C. Knight

in Human Genetic Diversity: Functional Consequences for Health and Disease

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199227693
eISBN:
9780191711015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227693.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

In this chapter the remarkable extent of mobile DNA elements within the human genome is reviewed. The concept of mobile DNA elements as genomic parasites is discussed including how such elements are ... More


Accounting for Word Order Variation in Greek

Helma Dik

in Word Order in Greek Tragic Dialogue

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199279296
eISBN:
9780191706905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279296.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the important difference between a given-new distinction on the one hand, and the concepts of Topic and Focus on the other. It introduces the basic concepts that form the ... More


Ending Book Hunger: Access to Print Across Barriers of Class and Culture

Lea Shaver

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780300226003
eISBN:
9780300249316
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300226003.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

Worldwide, billions of people suffer from book hunger. For them, books are too few, too expensive, or do not even exist in their languages. This book argues that this is an educational crisis: the ... More


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