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Oct 22 2014

Read Highly Cited Articles and Women & Health Special Issue from Taylor & Francis

Highly Cited Health Research

To celebrate Thomson Reuters Social Sciences Citation Index® listed health journals, read a selection of highly cited articles online.

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Women & Health Special Issue: Bringing Abortion Stigma into Focus

This Special Issue is devoted to the examination of abortion stigma around the world and includes original research articles, a learning agenda and commentaries – all focused on understanding, measuring and addressing abortion stigma globally.

Please click here to access this issue for free through to March 2015.

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Oct 22 2014

New additions for social sciences at HKU Libraries

Every Wednesday, the new titles for the current week are put on New Book Display, G/F, Main Library.

Click on the links below to find the new additions for social sciences for the current week and the past three weeks:

Users can also subscribe to RSS feeds to receive the latest updates.

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Oct 21 2014

Read Brill’s most downloaded journal articles in Asian Studies

Read Brill’s most downloaded articles from Q2 2014 in the subject area of Asian Studies.

The Civil Examination System in Late Imperial China, 1400-1900 (free article)
Author: Benjamin A. Elman
Frontiers of History in China, (Volume 8, No. 1, pp. 32-50)

An Overview of Social Stratification and Inequality Study in Japan: Towards a ‘Mature’ Society Perspective (free sample issue)
Author: Junsuke Hara
Asian Journal of Social Science
, (Volume 39, No. 1, pp. 9-29)

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2474917

Before Timur Came: Provincialization of the Delhi Sultanate Through The Fourteenth Century
Author: Simon Digby
Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient, (Volume 47, No. 3, pp. 298-356)

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2367132

Thomas Karsten’s Indonesia (Open Access)
Author: Joost Coté
Bijdragen tot de taal-, land- en volkenkunde / Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences of Southeast Asia, (Volume 170, No. 1, pp. 66-98)

The Anthropology of Chinese Kinship. A Critical Overview
Author: Gonçalo Duro Dos Santos
European Journal of East Asian Studies, (Volume 5, No. 2, pp. 275-333)

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2471126

Influence of China’s imperial examinations on Japan, Korea and Vietnam
Author: LIU Haifeng
Frontiers of History in China, (Volume 2, No. 4, pp. 493-512)

Growing Strategies of Non-Profit Organisations in Japan and China (free sample issue)
Author: Li Yanyan
Asian Journal of Social Science, (Volume 39, No. 1, pp. 39-56)

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2474917

Unilineal descent and the house - again: The Ngadha, eastern Indonesia (Open Access)
Author: Olaf H. Smedal
Bijdragen tot de taal-, land- en volkenkunde / Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences of Southeast Asia, (Volume 167, No. 2-3, pp. 270-302)

New Perspectives on Factor Markets and Ancient Middle Eastern Economies: A Survey
Author: Bas van Bavel
Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient, (Volume 57, No. 2, pp. 145-172)

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2367132

The Formation of Chinese Maritime Networks to Southern Asia, 1200-1450
Author: Tansen Sen
Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient, (Volume 49, No. 4, pp. 421-453)

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2367132

Were there “Inner Chapters” in the Warring States? A New Examination of Evidence about the Zhuangzi (free sample issue)
Author: Esther Klein
T’oung Pao, (Volume 96, No. 4, pp. 299-369)

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2383565

The Media Rituals: The Relationship between Media and Religion
Authors: Hassan Khojastea and Abdolhosein Kalantarib
Asian Journal of Social Science, (Volume 37, No. 2, pp. 284-304)

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2474917

Korean Dramas and Films: Key Factors for Their International Competitiveness
Authors:Jimmyn Parc and Moon Hwy-Chang
Asian Journal of Social Science, (Volume 41, No. 2, pp. 126-149)

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2474917

Book Review: Steve Sharp Journalism and Conflict in Indonesia: From Reporting Violence to Promoting Peace. (Open Access)
Author: Herlambang P. Wiratraman
Bijdragen tot de taal-, land- en volkenkunde / Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences of Southeast Asia, (Volume 170, No. 1, pp. 157-158)

Ethno-Religious Communities: To the Problem of Identity Markers (free sample issue)
Author: Victoria Arakelova
Iran and the Caucasus, (Volume 14, No. 1, pp. 1-17)

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2997767

Articles in Open Access and in free sample issues remain freely available after 31 October 2014.

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Oct 21 2014

Latest Resources from Migration Information Source

Feature

Pushing Out the Boundaries of Humanitarian Screening with In-Country and Offshore Processing
Recent surges in the arrival of unauthorized migrants with possible humanitarian claims have prompted the United States and the European Union to consider in-country and offshore processing for some refugee and asylum applications. As this article explores, some of the questions raised about the feasibility of such programs include their consistency with humanitarian law and their effectiveness in reducing unwanted entries.

Spotlight

Mexican Immigrants in the United States
In 2013, 11.6 million Mexican immigrants resided in the United States, accounting for 28 percent of the total foreign-born population, making Mexicans the largest immigrant group in the country. Using the latest data, this Spotlight examines the Mexican immigrant population by size, location, language ability, workforce participation, and more.

[Source: Migration Information Source October 16, 2014]

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Oct 15 2014

New additions for social sciences at HKU Libraries

Every Wednesday, the new titles for the current week are put on New Book Display, G/F, Main Library.

Click on the links below to find the new additions for social sciences for the current week and the past three weeks:

Users can also subscribe to RSS feeds to receive the latest updates.

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Oct 13 2014

Scheduled System Maintenance on WiseEnterprise

A system maintenance will be scheduled on Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 from 18:00 to 23:15 (Hong Kong Time GMT+8). During this period, all services will be temporarily unavailable.

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Oct 10 2014

Psychology Headlines Around the World from Socialpsychology.org

1. Have You Been Screened for Depression Today?

2. Why Teen Girls Are at Heightened Risk of Depression

3. To Quit Smoking, Combine Behavioral Support and Medication

4. Men Work Together to Break the Cycle of Domestic Violence

5. Schools Key to Reaching the 1 in 10 Kids with Mental Health Problems

6. “Broad Consensus” That Violent Media Increase Child Aggression

7. Preschoolers with Low Empathy at Risk for Continued Problems

8. Family Violence a Form of “Intimate Terrorism,” Says Psychologist

Source: http://www.legacy.socialpsychology.org/

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Oct 08 2014

New publications are available at the Scout Report!

WHO: Global Health Observatory: Mental Health

While more than 800,000 people die from suicide globally each year, the median amount of the health budget allocated to mental health in 2011 was 2.8%. In Afghanistan, six out of every 100,000 men committed suicide. In the United States, that number was 19. These and other data can be gleaned from the age-standardized suicide rates interactive graph on the World Health Organization’s Global Health Observatory website dedicated to issues of Mental Health. Additionally, the page provides links to reports on Policy and financing of mental health, Human resources (in terms of the number of psychiatrists available per 100,000 people in a given country), and Mental health care delivery.

[Source: Scout Report, Volume 20, Number 38, October 3, 2014]

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Oct 08 2014

New additions for social sciences at HKU Libraries

Every Wednesday, the new titles for the current week are put on New Book Display, G/F, Main Library.

Click on the links below to find the new additions for social sciences for the current week and the past three weeks:

Users can also subscribe to RSS feeds to receive the latest updates.

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Oct 07 2014

Free journal articles from Policy Press

Read the following free journal articles for October 2014:

Policy & Politics

Bourdieu and the Big Society: empowering the powerful in public service provision?

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b3023100

Evidence & Policy

Plural forms of evidence in public health: tolerating epistemological and methodological diversity

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b4161889

Journal of Poverty & Social Justice

Getting back to work? claim trajectories and destinations of employment and Support Allowance claimants

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b4376299

Voluntary Sector Review

Decoupling the state and the third sector? The ‘big Society’ as a spontaneous order

Families, Relationships & Societies

On the other side of couplehood: single women in Sweden exploring life without a partner

Critical and Radical Social Work

Reconciling radicalism, relationship and role: priorities for social work with adults in England

[Source: Policy Press]

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