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Tu es einfach und glaub daran

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Was können wir tun, wenn uns die Welt, in der wir leben, nicht mehr gefällt? Wie finden wir die Liebe, wenn wir einsam sind?

Wie schaffen wir es, im Moment zu leben? Mit 40 Millionen verkauften Kinderbüchern prägte Thomas Brezina die Kindheit einer ganzen Generation. Seit zwei Jahren zeigt er auf Instagram und Youtube mit großem Erfolg, warum das Leben schön ist und wie wir unsere Träume verwirklichen können. Jetzt legt er seine positiven Botschaften von einem selbstbestimmten, freien und glücklichen Leben erstmals in Buchform vor.

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Thomas Brezina, geboren 1963, ist Buchautor, TV-Produzent und TV-Moderator. Mit mehr als 560 Büchern, die in mehr als 35 Sprachen und 40 Ländern erschienen sind, gilt er als einer der erfolgreichsten Autoren weltweit. Für diese Leistung erhielt er unter anderem das »Goldene Verdienstzeichen der Republik Österreich«.

 
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Defying Expectations

Athabasca University Press and Canadian Committee on Labour History | Working Canadians


In October 2005, Jason Foster, then a staff member of the Alberta Federation of Labour, was holding a picket line outside Lakeside Packers in Brooks, Alberta with the members of local 401. It was a first contract strike. And although the employees of the meat-packing plant—many of whom were immigrants and refugees—had chosen an unlikely partner in the United Food and Commercial Workers local, the newly formed alliance allowed the workers to stand their ground for a three-week strike that ended in the defeat of the notoriously anti-union company, Tyson Foods.

It was but one example of a wide range of industries and occupations that local 401 organized over the last twenty years.

In this study of UFCW 401, Foster investigates a union that has had remarkable success organizing a group of workers that North American unions often struggle to reach: immigrants, women, and youth. By examining not only the actions and behaviour of the local’s leadership and its members but also the narrative that accompanied the renewal of the union, Foster shows that both were essential components to legitimizing the leadership’s exercise of power and its unconventional organizing forces.

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"Riveting . . . Foster is a skillful writer whose account reads like a screenplay."

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“...a deeply interesting look at how unions and their members can work together to create much-needed change.”

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"Studying a thriving labour union in Alberta is a bit like studying an organism that flourishes in scorching, sulfur-laden undersea vents. [...] Defying Expectations portrays an imperfect organization that, despite a harsh political climate, has brought concrete gains to low-wage workers and their families. Simultaneously, it underscores how the North American labour movement might connect with those who stand to benefit most from unionization by redistributing not just profits, but power."

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Jason Foster is associate professor of human resources and labour relations at Athabasca University. He is the author of a number of articles examining health and safety issues. He was previously the director of policy analysis at the Alberta Federation of Labour where he spent more than a decade as an occupational healthy and safety practitioner, advocate, and educator. His other research interests include migrant workers, union renewal, and the contemporary labour movement. Jason lives in Edmonton, Alberta.

 
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Hobohemia and the Crucifixion Machine

Athabasca University Press | Fabriks: Studies in the Working Class


In the early years of the Great Depression, thousands of unemployed homeless transients settled into Vancouver’s “hobo jungle.” The jungle operated as a distinct community, in which goods were exchanged and shared directly, without benefit of currency. The organization of life was immediate and consensual, conducted in the absence of capital accumulation. But as the transients moved from the jungles to the city, they made innumerable demands on Vancouver’s Relief Department, consuming financial resources at a rate that threatened the city with bankruptcy. In response, the municipality instituted a card-control system—no longer offering relief recipients currency to do with as they chose. It also implemented new investigative and assessment procedures, including office spies, to weed out organizational inefficiencies. McCallum argues that, threatened by this “ungovernable society,” Vancouver’s Relief Department employed Fordist management methods that ultimately stripped the transients of their individuality.

Vancouver’s municipal government entered into contractual relationships with dozens of private businesses, tendering bids for meals in much the same fashion as for printing jobs and construction projects. As a result, entrepreneurs clamoured to get their share of the state spending. With the emergence of work relief camps, the provincial government harnessed the only currency that homeless men possessed: their muscle. This new form of unfree labour aided the province in developing its tourist driven “image” economy, as well as facilitating the transportation of natural resources and manufactured goods. It also led eventually to the most significant protest movement of 1930s’ Canada, the On-to-Ottawa Trek. Hobohemia and the Crucifixion Machine explores the connections between the history of transiency and that of Fordism, offering a new interpretation of the economic and political crises that wracked Canada in the early years of the Great Depression.

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"… offers a new way interpreting shifts in relief policy for scholars of the Depression. Yet, it is McCallum’s theoretical arguments that stand out. Historians may prove reluctant in adopting ‘indivisible analytic totality’ like McCallum. Nonetheless, it provides a new and interesting way of incorporating Foucault and Adorno into social history analyses."

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"The respectful way in which McCallum approaches the literature is entirely laudable. Too many scholarly works begin from the premise that everything that has gone before needs to be exposed as fundamentally wrong, a task that is crowned by a new, revised interpretation that finally sets the record straight. McCallum presents an alternative viewpoint rather than a cagematch. [...] This book contains challenging ideas built on superb archival research; it offers up fresh perspectives and it contains a historical tale worth reading."

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Todd McCallum is assistant professor in the Department of History, Dalhousie University.

 
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Public Relations

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Dieses Lehrbuch führt aus kommunikationswissenschaftlicher und organisationssoziologischer Perspektive in die wichtigsten Themen, Theorien und Fragen der Public Relations ein. Als theoretischer Rahmen und als roter Faden dienen hierbei die Systemtheorie und das »Zwiebel«-Modell. Sie verdeutlichen die Zusammenhänge zwischen den Einzelthemen und ermöglichen den Blick für das »große Ganze«, das die Arbeit der PR-Akteure prägt.

Damit bietet das Lehrbuch sowohl Studierenden als auch an Wissenschaft interessierten Praktikern einen Einstieg in die und eine Orientierung in der PR-Forschung. Didaktische Elemente wie Lernziele, Definitionen, Visualisierungen und Literaturempfehlungen fördern das Verständnis.

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Olaf Hoffjann ist Professor im Studiengang Medienmanagement an der Ostfalia Hochschule (Salzgitter). Zuvor war er fünf Jahre Professor für Kommunikationsmanagement an der Mediadesign Hochschule in Berlin.

 
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Dieses E-Book enthält komplexe Grafiken und Tabellen, welche nur auf E-Readern gut lesbar sind, auf denen sich Bilder vergrössern lassen.

Warum sind Männer in pflegerischen, frühpädagogischen oder sozialen Berufen meist untervertreten? Wieso entscheiden sich junge Frauen nur selten für Studiengänge im MINT-Bereich? Seit Jahrzehnten rastert diese Aufteilung unsere Gesellschaft auf. Warum ist das so, und was lässt sich dagegen unternehmen? Da sich bereits Kinder mit ihren Traumberufen auseinandersetzen, ist eine gendersensible Berufsorientierung an Schulen zentral. Aber auch an Hochschulen ist sie wichtig, um das Geschlechterverhältnis in den Studiengängen und bei der Berufsfindung auszugleichen. Im Buch werden Erkenntnisse aus Forschungs- und Entwicklungsprojekten sowie innovative Beispiele der Umsetzung einer gendersensiblen Berufsorientierung im (Hoch-)Schulkontext gebündelt.

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Prof. Dr. habil. Elena Makarova ist Professorin für Bildungswissenschaften und Direktorin des Instituts für Bildungswissenschaften an der Universität Basel. Ihre Arbeitsschwerpunkte sind Entwicklung, Lernen und Lehren im Hinblick auf Heterogenität im schulischen Kontext, Inklusions- und Exklusionsprozesse aufgrund von Herkunft und Geschlecht in Schule und Unterricht, Berufsorientierung und Gender, Serious Games in der Berufsorientierung, Lehrerinnen- und Lehrerbildung.

 
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Overcoming Procrastination

Best of HR – Berufebilder.de®


CLIMATE PROTECTION AND KNOWLEDGE: With this book you support - documented - afforestation projects and digital neural machine learning translation, get fast compact information and checklists from experts (overview and press reviews in the book preview) as well as advice proven in practice, which leads step by step to success - also thanks to add-on. Because postponing unpleasant tasks out of convenience is one of the biggest killers for quality and success in everyday work. And still we postpone important tasks again and again until later, so that they might never be completed. The reason is the way our brain is structured: Things that we can't do in a short time, we are only too happy to postpone to later and don't want to make a decision. This book shows efficient techniques against procrastination and thus helps to make our own working day better, more productive and more structured.

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Our publishing house has a special concept: You will find all authors in the detailed table of contents paired with information as desired, free onDemand-eCourses as add-on, and many more offers. Our books on job, hr, management, finance and life support are praised by press and customers – more in the book. Editor Simone Janson is a German Top-20-Blogger, bestselling author and was a columnist for renowned media - more in Wikipedia. We support neural machine learning with our AI-translation.

 
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Christmas with Maud Lewis

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Maud Lewis has become one of Canada’s favourite folk artists, and her buoyant winter pictures of nature, pets, farm animals, and people at work and play are among her most charming. Her hands were twisted with arthritis, but Maud earned her living by painting Christmas cards and pictures and selling them from her tiny, gaily painted one-room house beside the highway near Digby, Nova Scotia.

Originally issued in 1997 and now available in this updated edition, Christmas with Maud Lewis paints a portrait of how this spirited woman celebrated the season in her life and art. Maud’s vision of Christmas embraces skaters sliding every which way, passengers leaning over the box of a horse-drawn sleigh, smiling oxen in their best harness, and bluebirds beside their snow-covered house. The paintings in Christmas with Maud Lewis are from the large collection of the Woolaver family.

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Lance Woolaver’s parents began collecting paintings and Christmas cards by Maud Lewis in the 1950s. He first wrote about Maud Lewis in 1975. His books on Maud Lewis include Christmas with the Rural Mail, From Ben Loman to the Sea, The Illuminated Life of Maud Lewis, and Maud Lewis: The Heart on the Door as well as Christmas with Maud Lewis.

 
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Help! Meeting! Plan Efficient Conferences & Discussions

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CLIMATE PROTECTION AND KNOWLEDGE: With this book you support - documented - afforestation projects and digital neural machine learning translation, receive compact information and checklists from experts (overview and press reviews in the book preview) as well as advice proven in practice, which leads step by step to success - also thanks to add-on. Because who does not know this situation: Help, the boss has scheduled a meeting. And while the work piles up on your desk, you ask yourself the anxious question: "What is it all about this time? And "Do I really have to go?" Many employees feel this way or similar when meetings are due. No wonder that they have the prejudice "many people go in, little comes out". Often a clear structure and objectives are missing, self-promoters dominate the discussion or the team cannot even come to a decision. But not only as a manager, but also as an employee you can contribute a lot to the success of a meeting with the right structure and thus considerably increase productivity.

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Our publishing house has a special concept: You will find all authors in the detailed table of contents paired with information as desired, free onDemand-eCourses as add-on, and many more offers. Our books on job, hr, management, finance and life support are praised by press and customers – more in the book. Editor Simone Janson is a German Top-20-Blogger, bestselling author and was a columnist for renowned media - more in Wikipedia. We support neural machine learning with our AI-translation.

 
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Das Traumjob-Experiment

Bastei Entertainment


Dieser sehnsüchtige Blick aus dem Fenster, wenn einmal mehr der Kollege nervt, der PC abstürzt, der Alltag langweilt, und man sich fragt, ob man nicht besser Surflehrer geworden wäre. Oder Biobauer.

Jannike Stöhr hat genug vom Träumen und testet innerhalb eines Jahres dreißig Jobs. Sie ist Freizeitparkbetreiberin, Pathologin, Hebamme, lernt Menschen kennen, die ihrem Job mit Leidenschaft nachgehen. Sie nimmt den Leser mit auf ihre Reise, begleitet von Zweifeln, Überraschungen, Durchhängern und Erfolgen. Was sie findet, ist viel wertvoller als das, was sie gesucht hat. Manchmal braucht es nur den Mut, loszulassen, dann geschieht der Rest von ganz alleine.

 
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ABC's of Human Survival

Athabasca University Press | Global Peace Studies


The ABCs of Human Survival examines the effect of militant nationalism and the lawlessness of powerful states on the well-being of individuals and local communities?and the essential role of global citizenship within that dynamic. Based on the analysis of world events, Dr. Arthur Clark presents militant nationalism as a pathological pattern of thinking that threatens our security, while emphasizing effective democracy and international law as indispensable frameworks for human protection.Within the contexts of history, sociology, philosophy, and spirituality, The ABCs of Human Survival calls into question the assumptions of consumer culture and offers, as an alternative, strategies to improve overall well-being through the important choices we make as individuals.

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Dr. Arthur Clark is a Professor of Neuropathology and Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Calgary, and an active staff neuropathologist at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary. He carries lifelong experience with militant nationalist culture, having come of age during the Vietnam War and serving two years as Captain in the United States Army Medical Corps. In 1995, in honour of his late wife, he established the Dr. Irma M. Parhad Programmes at the University of Calgary, which focus on ways to improve worldwide health and well-being within the framework of international law. He is also currently involved in a project to establish a Calgary Centre for Global Community, to be based on the values and vision that informed The ABCs of Human Survival.

 
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