Recent Submissions

  • Liquid Biopsy for Investigation of Cancer DNA in Esophageal Adenocarcinoma: Cell-Free Plasma DNA and Exosome-Associated DNA 

    Smith, Robert; Lam, Alfred (Esophageal Adenocarcinoma: Methods and Protocols, 2018)
    Liquid biopsy of cancers is an area of increasing interest in medical practice for the surveillance, management, and potential detection of malignant cells, using minimally invasive collection of body fluids. A liquid ...
  • The Role of Social Media in Public Involvement: Pushing for Sustainability in International Planning and Development 

    Alizadeh, Tooran; Farid, Reza; Willems, Laura (New Approaches, Methods, and Tools in Urban E-Planning, 2018)
    This chapter explores social media's potential to enhance public involvement to pursue sustainable practices on an international scale across planning and development projects. Using a case-study approach, the international ...
  • South Africa's Minerals - Energy - Complex: Flows, Regulation, Governance and Policing 

    Froestad, Jan; Nokleberg, Martin; Shearing, Clifford; Trollip, Hilton (Ending Africa's Energy Deficit and the Law: Achieving Sustainable Energy for All in Africa, 2018)
    Concepts of ‘plural, nodal forms of governance’ and ‘constitutive regulation’ are used to analyse how an industrial policy elite spanning public and private spheres formed in conjunction with the minerals/industrial/energy ...
  • Cost-Effectiveness 

    Barnsbee, Louise; Barnett, Adrian; Halton, Kate; Nghiem, Son (Mechanical Circulatory and Respiratory Support, 2018)
    If VADs and ECMO are to become part of routine care, they need to demonstrate that they are cost-effective. Otherwise, the time and money they consume would be better spent elsewhere in the health system. A cost-effective ...
  • Deciphering 3D organization of chromosomes using Hi-C data 

    Hofmann, Andreas; Heermann, D (Methods in Molecular Biology, 2018)
    In order to interpret data from Hi-C studies genome-wide contact probability maps need to be translated into models of functional 3D genome organization. Here, we first present an overview of computational methods to analyze ...
  • Oxytocin and schizophrenia spectrum disorders 

    Ettinger, U; Hurlemann, R; Chan, Raymond (Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences, 2018)
    In this chapter, we present an overview of studies of oxytocin (OXT) in schizophrenia and the schizophrenia spectrum. We first outline the current state of pharmacological treatment of the symptoms of schizophrenia and ...
  • The Role of Place in Probation and Parole 

    Schaefer, Lacey; Cullen, Francis; Manchak, Sarah (Unraveling the Crime-Place Connection: New Directions in Theory and Policy, 2018)
    In order for probation and parole authorities to reduce recidivism among their supervisees, they must target the known causes of crime: opportunity and propensity. Unfortunately, the overwhelming majority of community ...
  • Exploring the successful school leadership literature in China 

    Haiyan, Q; Walker, Allan; Jiacheng, L (Educational Leadership as a Culturally-Constructed Practice: New Directions and Possibilities, 2018)
    This chapter explores the complexity of culture and its impact on school leadership in the context of Mainland China. Using “successful/famous principal/principalship” as key words, the chapter reviews relevant literature ...
  • The Gendered Law Profession: The Perceptions and Experiences of Female Partners and Male Managing Partners 

    Ryan, Irene; Pringle, Judith (Gender and the Professions: International and Contemporary Perspectives, 2018)
    In principle, the legal profession should be an institution deeply committed to equality and social justice (Rhode 2011). Yet in practice, this appears to not be the case. Evidence is captured in a lead article in New ...
  • Feminist theories after the poststructuralist turn 

    Fullagar, Simone; Pavlidis, Adele; Francombe-Webb, Jessica (Feminisms in Leisure Studies: Advancing a Fourth Wave, 2019)
    This collaborative chapter aims to entangle leisure studies with feminist work in related fields to forge broader “new materialist” connections through exploring poststructural and post-humanist questions about gender ...
  • New sporting femininities in China: The embodied politics of roller derby 

    Pavlidis, Adele (New Sporting Femininities: Embodied Politics in Postfeminist Times, 2018)
    In this chapter Pavlidis argues that roller derby acts as a floating signifier for feminism. As a contact sport played on roller skates, roller derby is challenging feminine norms in sport and providing diverse women with ...
  • Public Spitting in 'Developing' Nations of the Global South: Harmless Embedded Practice or Disgusting, Harmful and Deviant? 

    Coomber, Ross; Moyle, Leah; Pavlidis, Adele (The Palgrave Handbook of Criminology and the Global South, 2018)
    Largely taboo in ‘Westernized’ nations, spitting in public remains common in many parts of the world. Public health campaigns ‘beyond the West’ tend to stress that spitting in public spreads diseases and is also, in essence, ...
  • Feminist Theories of Emotion and Affect in Sport 

    Fullagar, Simone; Pavlidis, Adele (The Palgrave Handbook of Feminism and Sport, Leisure and Physical Education, 2018)
    This chapter explores how the “affective turn” within feminist theory has shaped new ways of thinking about gendered power relations, subjectivities and embodied sport experiences. Scholarship on affect and emotion has ...
  • Optimizing the patient and timing of the introduction of mechanical circulatory and extracorporeal respiratory support 

    Shekar, K; Obonyo, N; Fraser, John (Mechanical Circulatory and Respiratory Support, 2018)
    Evolution of extracorporeal and implantable cardiorespiratory mechanical assist devices has added a new dimension to the management of patients with acute refractory cardiac and/or respiratory failure or in those who have ...
  • Marine shell ornaments in northwestern Australia 

    Balme, Jane; O'Connor, Sue; Langley, Michelle (The Archaeology of Portable Art: Southeast Asian, Pacific, and Australian Perspectives, 2018)
    While some of the oldest Australian examples of marine shell ornamentation are in archaeological sites that were close to the Pleistocene coastline, in the southern Kimberley of northern Australia, shell beads and other ...
  • Insights Into Chinese Diets: A Social Marketing Formative Study 

    Khan, Jashim; Rundle-Thiele, Sharyn; Rivers, Gary (Handbook of Research on Social Marketing and Its Influence on Animal Origin Food Product Consumption, 2018)
    The rise in demand for beef in China is occurring at a time when red meat consumption is being discouraged by leading health authorities globally. Social marketing starts by understanding individuals and the social and ...
  • Shell beads as markers of Oceanic dispersal: A rare Cypraeidae ornament type from the Mariana Islands 

    Clark, Geoffrey; Langley, Michelle; Litster, Mirani; Winter, Olaf; Amesbury, Judith (The Archaeology of Portable Art: Southeast Asian, Pacific, and Australian Perspectives, 2018)
    We present experimental and micro-trace evidence for an unusual Cypraeidae bead type associated with the earliest cultural deposits of the Bapot-1 site in the Marianas Islands in Western Micronesia. Results show that these ...
  • The contribution of early Southeast Asian material to a global understanding of portable art 

    O'Connor, Sue; Langley, Michelle (The Archaeology of Portable Art: Southeast Asian, Pacific, and Australian Perspectives, 2018)
    Until recently, the material culture record of Southeast Asia rarely attracted more than a passing mention in debates concerning early portable art. Recent findings from numerous archaeological excavations and museum ...
  • Mary Douglas: Consumption codes, meaning structures and classification systems 

    Woodward, Ian (Canonical Authors in Consumption Theory, 2018)
    Mary Douglas was a central figure in twentieth-century British social anthropology. This chapter argues that in the best tradition of the structuralist project as an all-purpose theory of culture, the core of her oeuvre ...
  • Conceptualizing the field. Consuming the other, marketing difference 

    Woodward, Ian; Emontspool, J (Cosmopolitanism, Markets, and Consumption: A Critical Global Perspective, 2018)
    The idea of cosmopolitanism describes a social, cultural and political process whereby people can feel connection not only to local and national others and territories of belonging, but to the world as a whole. While the ...

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