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Book Synopsis Deconstructing Communication by : Briankle G. Chang
Download or read book Deconstructing Communication written by Briankle G. Chang and published by U of Minnesota Press. This book was released on 1996 with total page 284 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Through a detailed examination of the basis of the idea of communication - with its semantic core of "commonality" or the transcendence of difference - Chang argues against the tendency of theorists to value understanding over misunderstanding, clarity over ambiguity, order over disorder. To this end the author revisits the thought of Derrida and considers deconstruction in general. Specifically, he uses the critique of the phenomenological tradition emerging from poststructuralism to clarify the commitments and assumptions inherent in models of communication. A seminal work, Deconstructing Communication will serve as the guiding framework for a constructive debate about the future direction of communication theory. Situated at the intersection of current debates regarding meaning and representation, Deconstructing Communication casts doubt on the seeming innocence of the activity of communication. Using poststructuralist literary theory and philosophy, Briankle G. Chang argues that modern theories fail to provide an adequate explanation for how communication is possible.
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Book Synopsis U.S. Synthetic Fuels Corporation's Proposal to Award the Great Plains Project $820 Million in Additional Federal Financial Assistance by : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Operations. Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources Subcommittee
Download or read book U.S. Synthetic Fuels Corporation's Proposal to Award the Great Plains Project $820 Million in Additional Federal Financial Assistance written by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Operations. Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources Subcommittee and published by . This book was released on 1986 with total page 186 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Book Synopsis Translating the Social World for Law by : Elizabeth Mertz
Download or read book Translating the Social World for Law written by Elizabeth Mertz and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2016-06-22 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume examines the linguistic problems that arise in efforts to translate between law and the social sciences. We usually think of "translation" as pertaining to situations involving distinct languages such as English and Swahili. But realistically, we also know that there are many kinds of English or Swahili, so that some form of translation may still be needed even between two people who both speak English-including, for example, between English speakers who are members of different professions. Law and the social sciences certainly qualify as disciplines with quite distinctive language patterns and practices, as well as different orientations and goals. In coordinated papers that are grounded in empirical research, the volume contributors use careful linguistic analysis to understand how attempts to translate between different disciplines can misfire in systematic ways. Some contributors also point the way toward more fruitful translation practices. The contributors to this volume are members of an interdisciplinary working group on Legal Translation that met for a number of years. The group includes scholars from law, philosophy, anthropology, linguistics, political science, psychology, and religious studies. The members of this group approach interdisciplinary communication as a form of "translation" between distinct disciplinary languages (or, "registers"). Although it may seem obvious that professionals in different fields speak and think differently about the world, in fact experts in law and in social science too often assume that they can communicate easily when they are speaking what appears to be the "same" language. While such experts may intellectually understand that they differ regarding their fundamental assumptions and uses of language, they may nonetheless consistently underestimate the degree to which they are actually talking past one another. This problem takes on real-life significance when one of the fields is law, where how knowledge is conveyed can affect how justice is meted out.
Book Synopsis Postcolonialism After World Literature by : Lorna Burns
Download or read book Postcolonialism After World Literature written by Lorna Burns and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2019-05-16 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Postcolonial studies took shape in response to the nationalist and decolonization movements of the twentieth century. Today, a resurgent interest in world literature reflects an increased awareness of globalization. These twin projects are torn between a criticism that finds in the text the trace of capitalist modernity and one that accounts for the revolutionary potential of literature to challenge our global present. Postcolonialism After World Literature exposes what is at stake in this critical choice through a line of philosophical enquiry – Bruno Latour, Gilles Deleuze, and Jacques Rancière – that poses an alternative to the materialist strand of world literary criticism pioneered by Pascale Casanova and Franco Moretti. Engaging with these theorists and others, Lorna Burns contests world-systems theory as the basis for thinking about contemporary postcolonial and world literatures, and proposes a renewed framework that promotes literature's capacity to provoke dissent; to imagine new forms of belonging and relation for both national and world citizens; and to stage the shared equality of all. Moving between theory and the novels of Roberto Bolaño, J. M. Coetzee, Kamel Daoud, Dany Laferrière, Pauline Melville, Arundhati Roy and Kamila Shamsie, Postcolonialism After World Literature presents the case for rethinking world literature in light of the legacies of postcolonialism, and for reshaping postcolonial studies in an era of world literature. Lorna Burns is Lecturer in Postcolonial Literatures at the University of St Andrews, UK. She is the author of Contemporary Caribbean Writing and Deleuze (Bloomsbury, 2012).
Book Synopsis Courbet's Landscapes by : Paul Galvez
Download or read book Courbet's Landscapes written by Paul Galvez and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 2022 with total page 210 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "The first book to critically examine a neglected aspect of Gustave Courbet's oeuvre - landscapes. It challenges the traditional emphasis placed on Courbet's paintings of modern rural life and instead explores his innovative approach to materiality of painting"--
Book Synopsis The Coronation by : Charles Eisenstein
Download or read book The Coronation written by Charles Eisenstein and published by Chelsea Green Publishing. This book was released on 2022-07-28 with total page 194 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Controversy and despair, hope and isolation, courage and division, withdrawal and reunion. How can we find meaning within this complex Covid moment—and emerge renewed? Renowned public speaker, bestselling author, social critic, and activist Charles Eisenstein offers a way forward through a series of unforgettable essays that give us a new model of sense-making. Through a series of piercing essays, The Coronation takes the reader through the initiation of the Covid era—exploring topics like despair, hope, courage, division, and reunion—in this stunning collection. Paired with each essay is the author’s commentary locating the essay in a social, political, and spiritual journey. After all, it wasn’t only outward normality that the pandemic disrupted. Of all the social crises that COVID-19 has revealed, The Coronation addresses the most profound: the crisis in our sense-making. An old reality has disintegrated. This book reveals just how deep that breakdown is. Acknowledging it, we might build something more sound, more whole, and more sane. Underneath the shifting sands of the arguments and narratives, something else calls to us: the possibility of renewal, a revolution in the agreements and myths that organize society. *Individually, these essays have been read, shared, and discussed by tens of thousands of people around the globe, but are collected together and bound here for the first time!
Download or read book Robot Ethics 2.0 written by Patrick Lin and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2017-09-01 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The robot population is rising on Earth and other planets. (Mars is inhabited entirely by robots.) As robots slip into more domains of human life--from the operating room to the bedroom--they take on our morally important tasks and decisions, as well as create new risks from psychological to physical. This makes it all the more urgent to study their ethical, legal, and policy impacts. To help the robotics industry and broader society, we need to not only press ahead on a wide range of issues, but also identify new ones emerging as quickly as the field is evolving. For instance, where military robots had received much attention in the past (and are still controversial today), this volume looks toward autonomous cars here as an important case study that cuts across diverse issues, from liability to psychology to trust and more. And because robotics feeds into and is fed by AI, the Internet of Things, and other cognate fields, robot ethics must also reach into those domains, too. Expanding these discussions also means listening to new voices; robot ethics is no longer the concern of a handful of scholars. Experts from different academic disciplines and geographical areas are now playing vital roles in shaping ethical, legal, and policy discussions worldwide. So, for a more complete study, the editors of this volume look beyond the usual suspects for the latest thinking. Many of the views as represented in this cutting-edge volume are provocative--but also what we need to push forward in unfamiliar territory.
Book Synopsis The Impact of Unit Delimitation on Exegesis by : Raymond De Hoop
Download or read book The Impact of Unit Delimitation on Exegesis written by Raymond De Hoop and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2009 with total page 297 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume contains papers dealing with the impact of unit delimitation on exegesis. Pargraph markers play an important role in literature, this is illustrated by means of the examples of Mark 12:13-27 and Romans 1:21-25. The setumah after Isaiah 8:16 is significant for understanding the making of the Hebrew Bible. Furthermore, it is demonstrated that the text divisions in the Book of Daniel guide the reading of the text. The demarcation of hymns and prayers in the prophets is illustrated by the examples of Hosea 6:1-3 and Isaiah 42:10-12. Unit delimitation is taken up for the theory of an acrostichon in Nahum 1. Also discussed is the delimitation of units in Genesis, Isaiah 56:1-9, and Jeremiah and Habakkuk.
Book Synopsis Alice Neel: The Art of Not Sitting Pretty by : Phoebe Hoban
Download or read book Alice Neel: The Art of Not Sitting Pretty written by Phoebe Hoban and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2021-08-10 with total page 528 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Neel emerges as a resolute survivor who lived by her convictions, both aesthetically and politically.” —Publisher’s Weekly Phoebe Hoban’s definitive biography of the renowned American painter Alice Neel tells the unforgettable story of an artist whose life spanned the twentieth century, from women’s suffrage through the Depression, McCarthyism, the civil rights movement, the sexual revolution, and second-wave feminism. Throughout her life and work, Neel constantly challenged convention, ultimately gaining an enduring place in the canon. Alice Neel’s stated goal was to “capture the zeitgeist.” Born into a proper Victorian family at the turn of the twentieth century, Neel reached voting age during suffrage. A quintessential bohemian, she was one of the first artists participating in the Easel Project of the Works Progress Administration, documenting the challenges of life during the Depression. An avowed humanist, Neel chose to paint the world around her, sticking to figurative work even during the peak of abstract expressionism. Neel never ceased pushing the envelope, creating a unique chronicle of her time. Neel was fiercely democratic in selecting her subjects, who represent an extraordinarily diverse population—from such legendary figures as Joe Gould to her Spanish Harlem neighbors in the 1940s, the art critic Meyer Schapiro, Nobel Laureate Linus Pauling, Andy Warhol, and major figures of the labor, civil rights, and feminist movements—producing an indelible portrait of twentieth-century America. By dictating her own terms, Neel was able to transcend such personal tragedy as the death of her infant daughter, Santillana, a nervous breakdown and suicide attempts, and the separation from her second child, Isabetta. After spending much of her career in relative obscurity, Neel finally received a major museum retrospective in 1974, at the Whitney Museum of American Art, in New York. In this first paperback edition of the authoritative biography of Neel, which serves also as a cultural history of twentieth-century New York, Hoban documents the tumultuous life of the artist in vivid detail, creating a portrait as incisive as Neel’s relentlessly honest paintings. With a new introduction by Hoban that explores Neel’s enduring relevance, this biography is essential to understanding and appreciating the life and work of one of America’s foremost artists.
Book Synopsis Describing Inner Experience? by : Russell Hurlburt
Download or read book Describing Inner Experience? written by Russell Hurlburt and published by MIT Press. This book was released on 2011-08-19 with total page 333 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A psychologist and a philosopher with opposing viewpoints discuss the extent to which it is possible to report accurately on our own conscious experience, considering both the reliability of introspection in general and the particular self-reported inner experiences of "Melanie," a subject interviewed using the Descriptive Experience Sampling method. Can conscious experience be described accurately? Can we give reliable accounts of our sensory experiences and pains, our inner speech and imagery, our felt emotions? The question is central not only to our humanistic understanding of who we are but also to the burgeoning scientific field of consciousness studies. The two authors of Describing Inner Experience disagree on the answer: Russell Hurlburt, a psychologist, argues that improved methods of introspective reporting make accurate accounts of inner experience possible; Eric Schwitzgebel, a philosopher, believes that any introspective reporting is inevitably prone to error. In this book the two discuss to what extent it is possible to describe our inner experience accurately. Hurlburt and Schwitzgebel recruited a subject, "Melanie," to report on her conscious experience using Hurlburt's Descriptive Experience Sampling method (in which the subject is cued by random beeps to describe her conscious experience). The heart of the book is Melanie's accounts, Hurlburt and Schwitzgebel's interviews with her, and their subsequent discussions while studying the transcripts of the interviews. In this way the authors' dispute about the general reliability of introspective reporting is steadily tempered by specific debates about the extent to which Melanie's particular reports are believable. Transcripts and audio files of the interviews will be available on the MIT Press website. Describing Inner Experience? is not so much a debate as it is a collaboration, with each author seeking to refine his position and to replace partisanship with balanced critical judgment. The result is an illumination of major issues in the study of consciousness—from two sides at once.
Book Synopsis Constitutional Amendments Seeking to Balance the Budget and Limit Federal Spending by : United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Monopolies and Commercial Law
Download or read book Constitutional Amendments Seeking to Balance the Budget and Limit Federal Spending written by United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Monopolies and Commercial Law and published by . This book was released on 1983 with total page 685 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Book Synopsis Social Work: The Social Organisation of an Invisible Trade by : Andrew Pithouse
Download or read book Social Work: The Social Organisation of an Invisible Trade written by Andrew Pithouse and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-05-23 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First published in 1998, this book sets out to shed sociological light upon the much under-researched realm of day-to-day child care practice. The text broke new ground when first published in 1987 and there have been few, if any, similar books that adopt an ethnographic approach to statutory child care practice. A second edition would still 'speak' to this rarely analysed occupational world. However, it would enjoy greater resonance when up-dated with practitioner viewpoints on the extent to which the findings remain pertinent today - which is likely to be the case. The book offers no conclusions other than it demonstrates that the 'invisible' world of practice cannot be readily understood or changed unless grasped through an interactionist sociology. The book is aimed at a social work/social welfare market as well as a sociology of profession/organization readership.
Book Synopsis Australian Foreign Policy in Asia by : Allan Patience
Download or read book Australian Foreign Policy in Asia written by Allan Patience and published by Springer. This book was released on 2017-12-12 with total page 322 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book sets out to discuss what kind of ‘middle power’ Australia is, and whether its identity as a middle power negatively influences its relationship with Asia. It looks at the history of the middle power concept, develops three concepts of middle power status and examines Australia’s relationships with China, Japan and Indonesia as a focus. It argues that Australia is an ‘awkward partner’ in its relations with Asia due to both its historical colonial and discriminatory past, as well its current dependence upon the United States for a security alliance. It argues this should be changed by adopting a new middle power concept in Australian foreign policy.
Download or read book Devil's Gold written by Barry Raut and published by Publish Green. This book was released on 2010-07-22 with total page 355 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "You are my darling," murmurs Adolph Hitler in the ear of nine-year-old Erich Wolff, words that launch a life of perverse devotion to history's most heinous villain. Six decades later, Wolff is the tyrannical director of the venerable Mendelssohn Museum of Art. When Angela Desjardin, the museum's brash young curator, finds stolen masterpieces from WWII on its walls, the past explodes into the present with deadly results as she hacks a bloody back-trail to the closet Nazi's bizarre other life.
Book Synopsis Foreign Assistance Legislation for Fiscal Years 1984-85 by : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asian and Pacific Affairs
Download or read book Foreign Assistance Legislation for Fiscal Years 1984-85 written by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asian and Pacific Affairs and published by . This book was released on 1984 with total page 734 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Book Synopsis Rural Surgery, An Issue of Surgical Clinics , E-Book by : Tyler G. Hughes
Download or read book Rural Surgery, An Issue of Surgical Clinics , E-Book written by Tyler G. Hughes and published by Elsevier Health Sciences. This book was released on 2020-09-11 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This issue of Surgical Clinics of North America focuses on Rural Surgery and is edited by Dr. Tyler G. Hughes. Articles will include: Status of the rural workplace: Hospital survival and economics; Rural standards and the quality equation; Scope of practice of the rural surgeon; Advanced technology and the rural surgeon; Qualitative research in rural surgery; Perioperative support in the rural surgery world; Initial and ongoing training of the rural surgeon; Demographics in rural populations; Dealing with the sick rural surgery patient in need of transfer; National quality projects and patient selection decisions; Status of the rural surgical workforce; Regionalization of rural surgery; and more!