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Edited by Kwok-bun Chan

While aspiring to escape from the drudgery and alienation which seem to be the fate of manual workers, professionals have long realized to their distress that their professionalism and work commitment by no means reduce the stressfulness of their work. Such an awareness of the impact of work on their physical and emotional well-being has led the professionals to make efforts to maximize their person-environment fit and to enhance their coping and adapation, knowing, sometimes helplessly, that society, bureaucracy, and work organization continue to be a potent source of work stress. This book offers deep analyses of work stress and coping among professionals by a multidisciplinary research team of sociologists, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and human resources experts. The work lives of seven groups of professionals are profiled and compared in this book: doctors, lawyers, engineers, nurses, teachers, police officers, and life insurance agents. Based on a large-scale survey, in-depth interviews, and comparative analyses, this book suggests practical recommendations and policy measures for personal, organizational as well as societal intervention. Work stress is a social problem--as such it requires a societal solution. Meanwhile, individual professionals cope and adapt in the way they know best, which is certainly not a satisfactory response.

Disney in Doha

Arab Girls Negotiate Global and Local Versions of Disney Media

Kirsten Pike

-growing body of popular and academic discourse that critiques Disney’s celebration of traditional feminine norms, 1 I am especially interested in the meaning(s) and impact of this alteration. How are Jeem’s adaptations of Disney changing the gendered politics of the original texts? Moreover, how do Arab girls

Eviatar Nevo

EVOLUTION OF NONVISUAL COMMUNICATION AND PHOTOPERIODIC PERCEPTION IN SPECIATION AND ADAPTATION OF BLIND SUBTERRANEAN MOLE RATS by EVIATAR NEVO1) (Institute of Evolution, University of Haifa, Mount Carmel, Haifa 31999, Israel) (With 10 Figures) (Acc. 1-XII-1989) Introduction Communication

Tim Meadowcroft

collaborating with them. 11 Adaptation and Differentiation These are never easy choices and there is no formula from Scripture that may be applied like a template to adaptation within a foreign and potentially hostile culture. There is always a tension between adaptation to culture and formation of sub

M. Olmos, G. Van Snik, J.A. Planell and A. Casinos

possibility that the bird tendons studied work as springs and the supposed evidence of a different mechanical behaviour of some tendons, because of particular adaptative reasons, are discussed. KEY WORDS: tendons, legs, birds, stresses, safety factors, scaling, adaptation. INTRODUCTION In the last few years

Claudia Oliveira, Rui Diogo and Michel Chardon

the PMS among catfish. For each morphological transformation, the way it was realised is hypothesized and the probable adaptive advantage it brings is analysed. KEY WORDS: adaptation, catfish, functional morphology, palatine-maxillary system, macroevolution, maxillary barbels, Siluriformes

Joanna Paul

, just as there are in the process of linguistic translation from ancient Greek; as such, adaptation and translation may usefully be seen as analogous processes. Films such as Jean-Luc Godard’s Le Mépris (...

Stefan Möckel and Wolfgang Köck

be to climate change, which is why adaptation cannot be treated in isolation from the general requirements of nature conservation. A major prerequisite is a reduction in general impacts and an improvement in the precarious state of natural assets and biodiversity. 5 Particular problems arise from

Yoshimori Sugano, Yoshimori Sugano, Mirjam Keetels, Yoshimori Sugano, Mirjam Keetels and Jean Vroomen

recalibration , Brain Research 1397 , 46 – 54 . Stetson C. Cui X. Montague P. R. Eagleman D. M. ( 2006 ). Motor-sensory recalibration leads to an illusory reversal of action and sensation , Neuron 51 , 651 – 659 . Sugano Y. Keetels M. Vroomen J. ( 2010 ). Adaptation

Peter P.J. Driessen and Helena F.M.W. van Rijswick

Adaptation to climate change is a complex process of societal change and should be studied as such. Attention to issues of climate adaptation has increased considerably over the past few years. Until now, less attention has been paid to questions concerning normative issues of societal change. In this paper we will address three important questions on the normative level: (a) What kind of legal and policy principles should public and private actors take to heart when formulating and implementing adaptation measures? (b) Which societal interests should be protected by a climate-adaptation policy and in what order? (c) To what extent are governments responsible for adaptation to climate change and what are the responsibilities to be borne by private parties and citizens? We will treat these questions from a mix of legal, administrative, and economic perspectives. We conclude with some recommendations on how to deal with these normative aspects in policy-making processes.