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Apr 10 2012

[sic] - a Journal of Literature, Culture and Literary Translation

Published by University of Zadar, [sic] - A Journal of Literature, Culture and Literary Translation is devoted to publishing quality academic writing on the topic of literary and cultural theory, various social and cultural phenomena coming out of different literary and cultural practices and approaches, as well as to promoting quality literature in translation.

By publishing papers, reviews, literary criticism and literature in translation, [sic] wishes to offer a wide, interdisciplinary approach to dominant but also marginal and/or currently unrecognized as well as emerging literary and cultural trends and practices and in this way open a dialogue between proponents of different approaches to the said areas. As such, [sic] is seen as an international platform for scholars, practitioners and artists dealing with literature, culture and literary translation.

Besides academic writing, [sic] puts a special emphasis on literary translation as a form of communication among cultures and sees translation as a kind of creativity similar to that of creative writing, i.e. a kind of literary practice of immense value for the language and literature from and into which the works are translated. [sic] thus supports publishing translations of foreign works translated into Croatian as well as translations of Croatian authors into foreign languages.

[sic] is available free of charge as an Open Access journal on the Internet.

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Apr 10 2012

Asia-Pacific Science and Culture Journal (APSCJ)

Asia-Pacific Science and Culture Journal (APSCJ) is a peer-reviewed international academic journal, published monthly by the Institute of Electronic & Information Technology, focusing on humanities and social sciences, especially Asia-Pacific culture studies. It provides a high profile, leading edge forum for contributions from all fields which have relevant and insightful comments to make about the humanities and social sciences.

It is available free of charge as an Open Access journal on the Internet. Please click here to access.

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Apr 10 2012

Illustrations to Dickens

Joseph Clayton Clarke was known for illustrating the novels of Charles Dickens. Born in 1856, Clarke also designed postcards and cigarette cards. His first illustrations of Dickens’ work appeared in 1887 in Fleet Street magazine, and he continued by publishing complete illustration collections in books like “The Characters of Charles Dickens”.

This digital collection from the University of Oklahoma Libraries brings together 185 of his illustrations from this fine tome. Visitors can read the description of each illustration on the site, and view each item listed by character name. Here visitors will find such Dickens favorites as Clarence Barnacle from Little Dorrit and Martin Chuzzlewit from the novel of the same name.

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Apr 10 2012

Digital Dissertation Consortium unavailable on Friday, 13 April 2012 數位化論文典藏聯盟停機公告

The ProQuest Taiwan-HK Digital Dissertation Consortium website will be performing systems upgrade and unavailable from 8.30 am to 2pm on Friday, 13 April 2012. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

「數位化論文典藏聯盟,DDC」因中研院之主機將移機並轉換新系統,僅安排於4/13﹝星期五﹞上午08:30至下午14:00停機, 當天下午14:00恢復運作,暫停服務造成使用不便,尚祈見諒。

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Apr 10 2012

Psychology Headlines from PSYCHNEWS

  1. Mental Illness Prevention - People Don’t Like Paying
  2. Denying One’s Desires Tied to Homophobia
  3. A Task that Can Prime an Anti-Depressant Mind
  4. Patients With Severe Depression Benefit From Therapeutic Approach
  5. 5 Must-Reads on the History of Psychology
  6. Aligned Goals Increase Desire to Copy Others
  7. Depression Care for Workers Improves Health, Productivity
  8. The Existential Experience of the Trauma Should Be the Focus of Treatment in PTSD
  9. Psychology books of the year 2011
  10. What Is Your Original Personality?

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Apr 10 2012

Latest resources from Urban Institute

WOMEN AND SOCIAL SECURITY

  • The Impact of Changes in Couples’ Earnings on Married Women’s Social Security Benefits” - By Barbara Butrica and Karen Smith
  • The share of married women receiving Social Security benefits based on their own work history is projected to increase from 55 percent for war babies (born 1936–1945) to 75 percent for GenXers (born 1966–1975).

  • Racial and Ethnic Differences in the Retirement Prospects of Divorced Women in the Baby Boom and Generation X Cohorts” - By Barbara Butrica and Karen Smith
  • A college degree, a strong work history, Social Security benefits, and a pension, retirement account, or assets contribute to higher retirement incomes regardless of race and ethnicity. Because divorced minority women are less likely to have these attributes than divorced white women, their projected average retirement incomes are lower than those of divorced white women. Among divorced women born 1946–1975, 15 percent of Hispanics are likely to be poor at age 70, compared with 13 percent of blacks and 7 percent of whites.

  • The Retirement Prospects of Divorced Women” - By Barbara Butrica and Karen Smith
  • The proportion of divorced women at age 70 with a 10-year marriage, which qualifies them for Social Security benefits based on their ex-spouse’s earnings, will decline from 80 percent of war babies (born between 1936 and 1945) to 70 percent of GenXers (born between 1966 and 1975). Among war babies, 37 percent will receive only retired-worker benefits because they do not have a qualifying marriage, compared to 51 percent of GenXers.

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RETIREMENT INCOME VARIES FOR DIFFERENT GENERATIONS

  • This Is Not Your Parents’ Retirement: Comparing Retirement Income across Generations” - By Barbara Butrica, Karen Smith, and Howard Iams
  • The typical GenX retiree (born between 1966 and 1975) is projected to have an income of $46,000 at age 67. In contrast, the typical Depression baby retiree (born between 1926 and 1935) had income of only $28,000. However, the income of the GenX retiree will replace only 84 percent of preretirement income, compared with 98 percent for Depression baby retirees. Retirement income gains are projected to be larger for higher than for lower socioeconomic groups, leading to increased income inequality among future retirees.

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INCREASING TAXES TO REDUCE THE DEFICIT

  • Reducing the Deficit by Increasing Individual Income Tax Rates” - By Eric Toder, Jim Nunns, and Joseph Rosenberg
  • This paper analyzes three options to increase individual income tax rates to reduce the projected debt-to-GDP ratio to 60 percent by 2020, 2025, or 2035. Option 1 increases all individual income tax rates, option 2 raises only the top three rates, and option 3 boosts only the top two rates. The options are analyzed using a current law baseline (2001–2003 tax cuts expire) and current policy baseline (2001–2003 tax cuts are extended). Under current policy, options 2 and 3 would not meet all targets, even with rates near 100 percent. Under current law, required top rates would range from 44 percent (option 1) to 58 percent (option 3).

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ONLINE TOOL FOR BETTER NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT IS LAUNCHED

  • The Urban Institute, Child Trends, and Social Solutions launched PerformWell, a web site with performance indicators, measurement techniques and questionnaires, and performance management strategies human service organizations can use to deliver more effective social programs.
[Source: Urban Institute]

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Apr 10 2012

Get free access to influential Criminal Justice research

SAGE provides free access to top-read articles until April 14, 2012:

1. Criminal Justice Review: peer-reviewed and published quarterly, is a scholarly journal dedicated to presenting a broad perspective on criminal justice issues within the domestic United States.

HKUL users can continue to access Criminal Justice Review.

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2. International Criminal Justice Review: peer-reviewed and published quarterly, is dedicated to presenting system-wide trends and problems on crime and justice worldwide
HKUL users can continue to access International Criminal Justice Review.

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