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Dec 19 2014

Access Routledge Communication Studies Collection

Performance Studies and Communication Article Collection

This year Routledge has launched a Communication Theme of the Month featuring content from across Communications titles. This months’ theme is Performance Studies and Communication and it features articles from across Theatre and Performance titles too.

Please click here to access the free articles.

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Dec 19 2014

Latest news from Migration Policy Institute

This issue in brief, A ‘Freer’ Flow of Skilled Labour within ASEAN: Aspirations, Opportunities, and Challenges in 2015 and Beyond, explores how ASEAN Member States are taking steps toward better qualifications recognition to prevent the resulting waste of human capital, in response to the mounting evidence that migrants in the region lack the skills recognition required to put their knowledge and training to use in destination countries.

This issue in brief also examines Member States’ goals versus the challenges they face, as well as the opportunities the region could stand to lose now and in the future if these challenges remain unmet. Realities on the ground—including the fact that around 87 percent of intra-ASEAN migrants are low-skilled workers, the prevalence of irregular migration in the region, and the flow imbalances among states—could complicate realization of the AEC’s already limited aspirations, the authors note.

This issue in brief is the eleventh in a series by the Migration Policy Institute and the International Organization for Migration’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific that is focused on offering succinct insights on migration issues affecting the Asia-Pacific region today. To read earlier briefs in the series, visit: www.migrationpolicy.org/programs/migrants-migration-and-development

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Dec 18 2014

Access Routledge Tourism, Hospitality & Events Collection

Discover the Darker Side of Tourism

Whether it is the macabre attraction of a converted concentration camp or the magnitude of destruction from a site devastated by a natural disaster, ‘Dark Tourism’ seeks to bridge the gap between the unfathomable and the morbidly real.

Please click here to read over 45 FREE articles on Dark Tourism.

Virtual Special Issue: Controversies in Events and Festivals Policy Research

This free virtual issue from Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events explores the consequences of policy interventions at events, from small-scale festivals to mega sports events.

Please click here to access free articles from this virtual special issue.

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b4123088

Journal of Sustainable Tourism – Free Article Access

Read selected free articles from the latest issue of Journal of Sustainable Tourism, including the defining article, ‘On climate change skepticism and denial in tourism’.

Please click here to access the latest issue.

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2032585

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Dec 18 2014

Access the latest Sociology Research, Routledge

Explore the Virtual Special Issue: Anthropology Beyond Boundaries

Anthropology has a long and deep relationship with the journal Economy and Society that stretches from its first issues. Within its pages ethnography has been brought to bear on the crucial theoretical debates of each era.  The articles in this new virtual issue draw out three reoccurring themes: justice; governance; and capital.

Please click here to read the free articles online until the 31st March 2015.

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2275707

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Dec 17 2014

Access Routledge Health and Social Care Collection

Free access to research on disabilities

Disability is Health & Social Care Arena theme this month in recognition of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Highlights include:

  • Free access to over 50 articles on the theme of disability and technology
  • Free online access to the first issue of Research and Practice in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Four questions for the editor of Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research
  • Related books

Please click here to explore the latest disability research.

HKUL users can continue to access Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research via http://library.hku.hk/record=b3884314

Health, Risk & Society Editor’s choice

The editor of Health, Risk & Society Andy Aleszewski, will be highlighting one article from each issue which will be free to read online for one month from publication.

Please click here to read the latest editor’s choice article, ‘Risk, social protection and trust amidst cuts in welfare spending’ for free until 31 December 2014.

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2518186

Free access articles on mindfulness

Mindfulness article collection explore key topics including neuroscience, anxiety, social work, eating disorders, HIV/AIDS and depression.
Please click here to enjoy free access until the end of 2014.

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Dec 17 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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Dec 16 2014

Latest news from Migration Policy Institute

It’s that time of year again, when the Migration Policy Institute’s online journal, the Migration Information Source, kicks off its annual countdown of the Top 10 Migration Issues of 2014. This year,  Migration Policy Institute (MPI) and MPI Europe experts were invited to examine key developments and trends in migration issues and policies around the world.

Herewith the beginning of the countdown:

10. Migration with Chinese Characteristics: Hukou Reform and Elite Emigration

9. The Points System is Dead, Long Live the Points System

8. Changing Landscape Prompts Mexico’s Emergence as a Migration Manager

7. Exploitation of Migrant Workers in Asia

6. Governments Fear Return and Intentions of Radicalized Citizens Fighting Abroad

Be sure to check back next week for the Top 10 Migration Issues of 2014 to see what made the top of the list!

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Dec 16 2014

Psychology Headlines Around the World from Socialpsychology.org

1. Can You Improve Brain Health? Scientists Weigh in

2. Fewer Bars and Liquor Stores, Less Domestic Violence

3. Mindfulness-Based Weight Loss Programs Questioned

4. Warning Over Experimental Brain Boost

5. Anti-Smoking Campaign Successful and Cost-Effective, CDC Says

6. Poor Sleep May Raise Risk of Dementia

7. Mindfulness Intervention Boosts Brain Activation for Healthy Pleasures

8. Vitamin D Deficiency, Depression Linked in International Study

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

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Dec 11 2014

Access Routledge Anthropology Collection

Explore new Anthropology article collections

To mark this month’s American Anthropological Association conference, Routledge have created two FREE TO ACCESS Virtual Special Issues highlighting key articles from journals.

  • Explore growing Portfolio of Anthropology journals by reading free articles that focus on several medical specialities from an Anthropological perspective. Read the collection here.
  • Take a closer look at local content from around the globe. This collection focuses on regional themes and aims to give you a taster of content from publications you may not be familiar with. Explore the collection here.

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Dec 10 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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