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Title Environmental chemistry for a sustainable world. Vol. 1, Nanotechnology and health risk / Eric Lichtfouse, Jan Schwarzbauer, Didier Robert, editors
Published Dordrecht ; New York : Springer Science+Business Media B.V., [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 410 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents 1. Transactional Perspectives on Occupation: An Introduction and Rationale -- 2. Dewey's Concepts of Embodiment, Growth, and Occupation: Extended Bases for a Transactional Perspective -- 3. Being Occupied in the Everyday -- 4. Resituating the Meaning of Occupation: A Transactional Perspective -- 5. Conceptual Insights for Expanding Thinking Regarding the Situated Nature of Occupation -- 6. Exploring the Transactional Quality of Everyday Occupations Through Narrative-in-Action: Meaning-Making Among Women Living with Chronic Conditions -- 7. Navigating Cultural Spaces: A Transactional Perspective on Immigration -- 8. The Situated Nature of Disability -- 9. Place Integration: A Conceptual Tool to Understand the Home Modi fi cation Process -- 10. A Transactional View of Shedding at the Berry Men's Shed -- 11. A Transactional Perspective on a Consulting Practice -- 12. Where the Transactions Happen: The Unit of Analysis When Applying a Transactional Perspective -- 13. Ethnography and the Transactional Study of Occupation -- 14. Critical Discourse Analysis: Adding a Political Dimension to Inquiry -- 15. Mixed Methods and Pragmatism for Research on Occupation -- 16. Deweyan Educational Philosophy in Occupation-Centered Curricula -- 17. Educational Implications of Taking a Transactional Perspective of Occupation in Practice -- 18. Twenty-First Century Pragmatism and Social Justice: Problematic Situations and Occupational Reconstructions in Post-Civil War Guatemala -- 19. Occupational Justice's Intents and Impacts: From Personal Choices to Community Consequences -- 20. Transactional Perspectives on Occupation: Main Points of Contribution in This Volume
1. Transactional Perspectives on Occupation: An Introduction and Rationale -- 1.1. Introduction and Invitation -- 1.2. Development of Transactional Perspectives on Occupation -- 1.3. A Pluralistic Approach -- 1.4. Structure and Content of the Book -- 1.5. Our Hopes -- 2. Dewey's Concepts of Embodiment, Growth, and Occupation: Extended Bases for a Transactional Perspective -- 2.1. Introduction -- 2.2. Embodiment -- 2.2.1. Live Creatures -- 2.2.2. Embodying the Social -- 2.3. Growth -- 2.4. Occupation -- 2.4.1. Dewey on Occupation -- 2.4.2. Occupation, Embodiment, and Growth -- 2.5. Conclusion -- 3. Being Occupied in the Everyday -- 3.1. Introduction -- 3.2. The Habitual -- 3.3. The Relational -- 3.3.1. Continuity of Time: Past-Present-Future -- 3.3.2. Continuity of Relating: Being-with-Others -- 3.4. The Precarious -- 3.5. Occupational Practice as Listening -- 3.6. Conclusion -- 4. Resituating the Meaning of Occupation: A Transactional Perspective -- 4.1. Introduction -- 4.2. Meaning Explored -- 4.2.1. Social Science Perspectives on Meaning -- 4.2.2. Occupational Perspectives on Meaning -- 4.2.3. Philosophical Perspectives on Meaning: Heidegger and Dewey -- 4.3. Perspectives on Meaning Uncovered by Research -- 4.4. Implications for Occupational Therapy and Science -- 4.5. Conclusion -- 5. Conceptual Insights for Expanding Thinking Regarding the Situated Nature of Occupation -- 5.1. Introduction -- 5.2. Governmentality Studies: Shaping Occupational Possibilities -- 5.2.1. Discourses -- 5.2.2. Differential Shaping of Occupational Possibilities -- 5.3. Bourdieu's Theory of Practice: Voicing the Unspoken -- 5.3.1. Makane: A Case in Point -- 5.4. Conclusion -- 6. Exploring the Transactional Quality of Everyday Occupations Through Narrative-in-Action: Meaning-Making Among Women Living with Chronic Conditions -- 6.1. Introduction -- 6.2. Everyday Occupations as Transactions Within Local Cultures -- 6.3. "Narrative-in-Action": Meaning Making Endeavors -- 6.4. Everyday Transactions, Meaning Making in Everyday Occupations -- 6.5. Everyday Transactions in Local Cultures -- 6.6. Everyday Occupational Transactions Enacted and Embedded in Local Culture -- 7. Navigating Cultural Spaces: A Transactional Perspective on Immigration -- 7.1. Introduction -- 7.2. Current Perspectives on Immigration and Settlement -- 7.3. A Transactional Perspective on Immigration and Settlement -- 7.3.1. Navigating Cultural Spaces: A Case Study -- 7.4. Implications for Science and Society -- 7.4.1. Occupational Science Research -- 7.4.2. Societal Practice -- 7.5. Conclusion
8. The Situated Nature of Disability -- 8.1. Introduction -- 8.2. Conceptualizing Disability: An Overview of Recent Controversies -- 8.2.1. The International Classi fi cation of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) -- 8.3. Research Projects: Support for the Transactional Perspective on Disability -- 8.3.1. Situational Identi fi cation -- 8.3.2. Strategic Identi fi cation -- 8.3.3. Avoiding Stigma -- 8.4. Conclusion -- 9. Place Integration: A Conceptual Tool to Understand the Home Modi fi cation Process -- 9.1. Introduction -- 9.2. Aging in the Home Environment -- 9.3. Place Integration -- 9.4. Older Persons in Their Homes: The Swedish Case -- 9.4.1. Methodological Development of the Project -- 9.5. Aspirations for Possibilities for Action: A Central Driving Force -- 9.5.1. A Problematic Situation -- 9.5.2. Struggling to Create Possibilities for Action -- 9.5.3. Negotiating Threatened Possibilities for Action into Technical Solutions -- 9.5.4. A Continuous Process -- 9.6. Conclusion -- 10. A Transactional View of Shedding at the Berry Men's Shed -- 10.1. Introduction -- 10.2. Berry Men's Shed -- 10.2.1. Activities at the Shed -- 10.3. A Transactional View of Shedding -- 10.3.1. Elements of the Shedding Experience -- 10.3.1.1. Space -- 10.3.1.2. Sensations -- 10.3.1.3. Time -- 10.3.1.4. Relationships -- 10.3.2. Transformations as a Result of Shedding -- 10.4. Conclusion -- 11. A Transactional Perspective on a Consulting Practice -- 11.1. Introduction -- 11.2. History and Evolution of the Consultant Positions -- 11.3. Policy Aspects of the Consultants' Situation -- 11.4. Key Perspectives of the Consultant Roles -- 11.4.1. School-Based Therapist Perspective -- 11.4.2. Administrator Perspective -- 11.4.3. Consultant Perspective -- 11.5. Conclusion -- 12. Where the Transactions Happen: The Unit of Analysis When Applying a Transactional Perspective -- 12.1. Introduction -- 12.2. The Need for a Transactional Perspective -- 12.3. Methodological Consequences of Applying a Transactional Perspective -- 12.3.1. Applying the Situation as a Unit of Analysis: Two Examples -- 12.3.1.1. Assistive Technology for Persons with Dementia -- 12.3.1.2. Home Modi fi cations -- 12.4. Methodological Challenges and Recommendations for Studying Situations -- 12.5. Conclusion -- 13. Ethnography and the Transactional Study of Occupation -- 13.1. Introduction -- 13.2. Ethnography -- 13.2.1. The Natural Fit of Ethnography and a Transactional Perspective -- 13.2.2. Focus of Research/Scope of Inquiry -- 13.3. The Importance of Relationships -- 13.3.1. Role of the Researcher -- 13.3.2. Role of the Study Participant -- 13.3.3. Beyond Interpersonal Elements of Relational Situations -- 13.4. Conclusion -- 14. Critical Discourse Analysis: Adding a Political Dimension to Inquiry -- 14.1. Introduction -- 14.2. De fi ning Discourse from a Critical Location -- 14.3. Linking Discourse and Occupation -- 14.4. Key Elements of Critical Discourse Analysis -- 14.5. The Process of Doing CDA -- 14.6. Conclusion -- 15. Mixed Methods and Pragmatism for Research on Occupation -- 15.1. Introduction -- 15.2. De fi ning Mixed Methods -- 15.3. The Incommensurability Thesis -- 15.4. Extending the Argument -- 15.4.1. Holism -- 15.4.2. Provisionality -- 15.4.3. Situated Inquiry -- 15.4.4. Value-Laden Inquiry -- 15.5. Mixed Methods for Occupational Science: A Way to Study Community -- 15.5.1. Occupation as a Thing Itself -- 15.5.2. Situational Whole -- 15.6. Conclusion -- 16. Deweyan Educational Philosophy in Occupation-Centered Curricula -- 16.1. Introduction -- 16.2. Education as a Social Process -- 16.2.1. Habits of, by, and for Learning -- 16.3. Conditions that Optimize Learning Situations for Students -- 16.4. Progressive Education Principles in a Classroom Experience -- 16.5. Occupation as Subject Matter of the Curriculum -- 16.6. Conclusion -- 17. Educational Implications of Taking a Transactional Perspective of Occupation in Practice -- 17.1. Introduction -- 17.2. Transactions in the Preschool Classroom -- 17.3. Enacting a Transactional Point of View in Practice -- 17.3.1. The Practice Process -- 17.4. Educating Therapists in a Transactional Perspective of Occupation -- 17.4.1. Problematizing the Popular View of Childhood -- 17.4.2. Explicating Context -- 17.4.3. Scaffolding Transaction in Application to Practice -- 17.5. Conclusion -- 18. Twenty-First Century Pragmatism and Social Justice: Problematic Situations and Occupational Reconstructions in Post-Civil War Guatemala -- 18.1. Introduction -- 18.2. Pragmatist Reformism, Globalization, and NGOs -- 18.3. Problematic Situations and Occupational Reconstructions -- 18.4. The Situation in PostCivil War Guatemala -- 18.5. Transnational NGOs and Occupational Reconstructions in Guatemala -- 18.5.1. Common Hope -- 18.5.2. Long Way Home -- 18.5.3. KIDS Restaurant -- 18.6. Conclusion -- 19. Occupational Justice's Intents and Impacts: From Personal Choices to Community Consequences -- 19.1. Introduction -- 19.2. Occupational Rights and Their Violation -- 19.2.1. Right 1: Participation in a Range of Occupations for Health and Social Inclusion -- 19.2.2. Right 2: Making Choices and Sharing Decision-Making Power in Daily Life -- 19.2.3. Right 3: To Experience Meaning and Enrichment in One's Occupations -- 19.2.4. Right No. 4: To Receive Equal Privileges for Diverse Participation in Occupations -- 19.3. Principles to Protect Occupational Rights -- 19.3.1. First Principle: Examine Personal Values, Motives and Attitudes -- 19.3.2. Second Principle: Adopt an Occupational Lens -- 19.3.3. Third Principle: Establish Fair and Sustainable Partnerships with Communities -- 19.4. An Occupation-Based, Community-Building Process for Greater Occupational Justice -- 19.5. Conclusion -- 19.5.1. The Last, Silent Step -- 20. Transactional Perspectives on Occupation: Main Points of Contribution in This Volume -- 20.1. Introduction -- 20.2. Occupation as the Functional Coordination of Problematic Situations -- 20.3. The Study and Understanding of Occupation from Individual to Societal Levels -- 20.4. Compatibility of Transactional and Other Theoretical Perspectives -- 20.5. Varied Research Methods for a Transactional Perspective on Occupation -- 20.6. Complex Occupational Wholes Viewed as Transactions -- 20.7. Conclusion
Summary "Environmental chemistry is a fast developing science aimed at deciphering fundamental mechanisms ruling the behaviour of pollutants in ecosystems. Applying this knowledge to current environmental issues leads to the remediation of environmental media, and to new, low energy, low emission, sustainable processes. Nanotechnology applications for alternative energies such as solar power, fuel cells, hydrogen and lithium batteries are reviewed in the first section. Recent investigations on carbon nanotubes, nanocatalysts and cyclodextrins disclose unprecedented techniques to monitor and clean pollutants such as greenhouse gases, heavy metals, pesticides, pathogens occurring in water, air and soil. The second section reviews the risks for human health of critical pollutants such as endocrine disruptors, dioxins and heavy metals contaminating seafood and sediments. An exhaustive review of DDT isomers reveals unexpected mechanisms of DDT transfer to fishes. A chapter on pollutant geochronology using river sedimentary archives provides novel insights on pollution history since the beginning of the anthropocene. This book will be a valuable source of information for engineers and students developing novel applied techniques to monitor and clean pollutants in air, wastewater, soils and sediments"--EBL
Analysis Environmental sciences
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Environmental chemistry.
Nanotechnology -- Environmental aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author Lichtfouse, Eric.
Schwarzbauer, Jan.
Robert, Didier (Environmental chemist)
ISBN 940072442X (electronic bk.)
9789400724426 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Nanotechnology and health risk