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School shootings have raised considerable interest among scholars as a global (media) cultural phenomenon and have increased specifically in the 1990s developing into a seeming cultural epidemic. This book contributes to the current academic discussion on school shootings by analysing this phenomenon in a broader context of mediatization in contemporary social and cultural life. Mediatized logic has the power to influence us as individuals communicating about the shootings and experiencing the shootings as victimizers, victims, witnesses or bystanders. In three sections, this book explores shootings from different, yet interconnected, perspectives: (1) a theoretical focus on media and school shootings within various sociological and cultural dimensions, specifically how contemporary media transform school shootings into mediatized violence; (2) a focus on the practices of mediatization, with emphasis on mediated coverage of school shootings and its political, cultural, social and ethical implications; and (3) an examination of the audiences, victims and witnesses of school shootings as well as organizations which try to manage these public crimes of significant media interest.
The fictional story of Tony, a whiz-kid salesman, during the early days of transitioning to Sales Manager, finding out along the way what it takes to become effective and successful in his new role. The story of Tony's development is an easy read that contains easy-to-understand summaries of the salient tips, techniques and approaches that are likely to help all Managers, including Sales Managers, fast-forward to success without making the usual mistakes.
A highly practical troubleshooting tool for today's complex processing industry<br> <br> Evolving industrial technology-driven by the need to increase safety while reducing production losses-along with environmental factors and legal concerns has resulted in an increased emphasis on sound troubleshooting techniques and documentation. Analytical Troubleshooting of Process Machinery and Pressure Vessels provides both students and engineering professionals with the tools necessary for understanding and solving equipment problems in today's complex processing environment.<br> <br> Drawing on forty years of industrial experience in the petrochemical, transportation, and component manufacturing industries, the author introduces analytical models that utilize simple mathematics to provide engineers with the information needed to understand equipment operation and failure modes. This will allow engineering professionals to talk intelligibly with manufacturers, implement modifications required for continued operation, and ultimately help them save millions of dollars in lost production or warranty claims.<br> <br> Readers will find in-depth coverage of factors that can cause equipment failure, including:<br> * Component wear and fretting<br> * Vibration of machines and piping<br> * Instabilities and sizing of pumps and compressors<br> * Thermal loads and stresses<br> * Gear, bearing, shafting, and coupling loading<br> * Corrosion and materials of construction<br> <br> By striking a balance between analytical and practical considerations, each potential problem area is illustrated with case studies taken from the author's own extensive experience and accompanied by methods that can be used to address a variety of related challenges.
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