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Educating for Cosmopolitanism Lessons from Cognitive Science and Literature

Educating for Cosmopolitanism  Lessons from Cognitive Science and Literature Author M. Bracher
ISBN-10 9781137390202
Release 2013-10-31
Pages 141
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Drawing on developments in cognitive science, Bracher formulates pedagogical strategies for teaching literature in ways that develop students' cognitive capabilities for cosmopolitanism, the pursuit of global equality and justice. Several staple classroom texts, such as Things Fall Apart, provide detailed examples for teaching practices.



Critical Pedagogy and Global Literature

Critical Pedagogy and Global Literature Author Masood Ashraf Raja
ISBN-10 9781137319760
Release 2013-08-13
Pages 234
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In one volume, this edited collection provides both a theoretical and praxis-driven engagement with teaching world literature, focusing on various aspects of critical pedagogy. Included are nine praxis-driven essays by instructors who have taught world literature courses at the university level.



The Black Indian in American Literature

The Black Indian in American Literature Author K. Byars-Nichols
ISBN-10 9781137389183
Release 2013-11-29
Pages 129
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The first book-length study of the figure of the black Indian in American Literature, this project explores themes of nation, culture, and performativity. Moving from the Post-Independence period to the Contemporary era, Byars-Nichols re-centers a marginalized group challenges stereotypes and conventional ways of thinking about race and culture.



Configuring Masculinity in Theory and Literary Practice

Configuring Masculinity in Theory and Literary Practice Author
ISBN-10 9789004299009
Release 2015-05-27
Pages 326
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Configuring Masculinity in Theory and Literary Practice combines a critical survey of the most important concepts in Masculinity Studies with a historical overview of how masculinity has been constructed within British Literature and a special focus on developments in the 20th and 21st centuries.



The Silent Revolution

The Silent Revolution Author M. Bunz
ISBN-10 9781137373502
Release 2013-10-31
Pages 134
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Critically engaging, illustrative and with numerous examples, The Silent Revolution delivers a philosophically informed introduction to current debates on digital technology and calls for a more active role of humans towards technology.



Dominant Divisions of Labor Models of Production That Have Transformed the World of Work

Dominant Divisions of Labor  Models of Production That Have Transformed the World of Work Author T. Janoski
ISBN-10 9781137370235
Release 2013-11-27
Pages 91
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The past century of labor was definitively captured by theories like Fordism and Taylorism, or scientific managment, but how do we make sense of global production today? This short book takes a panoramic view of the candidates for the most succinct theory of the 21st century division of labor, including post-Fordism, flexible accumulation, McDonaldization, Waltonism, Nikeification, Gatesism and Siliconism, shareholder value, and lean production and Toyotism. Authors Thomas Janoski and Darina Lepadatu argue that lean production in a somewhat expanded version presents three variations: Toyotism (the strongest form), Nikeification (a moderate form with off-shored plants lacking teamwork) and Waltonism (the merchandising form that presses for off-shoring). While all three share strong elements of "just in time" (JIT) production and supply chain management, they differ in how teamwork and long-term philosophies are valued. This critical review of dominant established theories serves to inform subsequent research on the contemporary international division of labor.



Business Strategies for a Messy World

Business Strategies for a Messy World Author V. Barabba
ISBN-10 9781137386403
Release 2013-11-22
Pages 79
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Using current business examples and academic research, Tools for Systematic Problem-Solving educates managers and executives on how to systematically examine key assumptions to ensure survival and success for their organizations.



Politicians Personal Image and the Construction of Political Identity

Politicians  Personal Image and the Construction of Political Identity Author C. Archetti
ISBN-10 9781137353429
Release 2014-01-07
Pages 108
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Is the media obsession with image leading to a degeneration of politics? Are politicians more concerned with their appearances than with policy substance? Through the evidence provided by over 50 interviews with politicians across the UK and Italy - local councillors, MPs and MEPs - this book provides a very different picture of the world of politics than the one we often cynically imagine. By relying on extensive excerpts from frank and colorful conversations with the interviewees, the analysis develops a new multidisciplinary model to understand the 'mediatization' of politics and the way the personal image of elected representatives is constructed in the age of interconnectedness.



Multiple Interest Rate Analysis

Multiple Interest Rate Analysis Author M. Osborne
ISBN-10 9781137372772
Release 2014-01-05
Pages 136
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This book is an analysis of all possible interest rates. Dual expressions are used to solve long-standing puzzles, eliminate anomalies and draw conclusions about best practice and sound policy advice in areas of economics and finance. Topics include retail and corporate finance, capital budgeting and investment appraisal, bond risk management. An on-line model demonstrating ideas from the book is available in the Wolfram Demonstrations Project (WDP) by searching "multiple interest rate analysis" in the WDP search engine. A 'computable document' containing the model and the model's code are also available as free downloads from the site.



Kierkegaard on Politics

Kierkegaard on Politics Author Barry Stocker
ISBN-10 9781137372321
Release 2013-11-22
Pages 147
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This investigation of Kierkegaard as a political thinker with regard to the Danish context, and to his place in the history of political thought, deals with the more direct discussion of politics in Kierkegaard, and the ways in which political ideas are embedded in his literary, aesthetic, ethical, philosophical ,and religious thought.



Western Aid at a Crossroads

Western Aid at a Crossroads Author O. Eggen
ISBN-10 9781137380326
Release 2013-12-13
Pages 124
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The new growth patterns and shifting wealth in the world economy fundamentally alter the basis for Western aid. This book demonstrates how Western development aid has been transformed over time, in particular in the 1990s, when the West enjoyed world hegemony. Western aid, once a helping hand to other countries' development strategies, has increasingly been seen as a tool for large-scale attempts to transform states, societies and minds according to Western models. The authors claim that this has made aid more complex and less useful to poor countries in their fight against poverty. Emerging economies, such as China, have demonstrated that other paths to growth and poverty alleviation are available. They are attractive partners in development, offering collaboration without paternalism. Most poor countries experience growth, and are able to finance development with homegrown resources or in collaboration with non-Western partners. Having other options, they may increasingly challenge and reject Western aid if it is accompanied with goals of transforming the recipients based on Western blueprints. The authors claim that aid has a role in the fight against poverty in the future, but only if Western donors are willing to adapt to the new world order, leave paternalism behind and rethink their role in development. Donors must change the way they relate to poor sovereign states, redefine the meaning of 'development', and reinvent aid to make it simpler and more manageable.



Getting Inside Your Head

Getting Inside Your Head Author Lisa Zunshine
ISBN-10 9781421408750
Release 2012-08-03
Pages 240
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We live in other people's heads: avidly, reluctantly, consciously, unaware, mistakenly, and inescapably. Our social life is a constant negotiation among what we think we know about each other's thoughts and feelings, what we want each other to think we know, and what we would dearly love to know but don't. Cognitive scientists have a special term for the evolved cognitive adaptation that makes us attribute mental states to other people through observation of their body language; they call it theory of mind. Getting Inside Your Head uses research in theory of mind to look at movies, musicals, novels, classic Chinese opera, stand-up comedy, mock-documentaries, photography, and reality television. It follows Pride and Prejudice’s Mr. Darcy as he tries to conceal his anger, Tyler Durden as he lectures a stranger at gunpoint in Fight Club, and Ingrid Bergman as she fakes interest in horse races in Notorious. This engaging book exemplifies the new interdisciplinary field of cognitive cultural studies, demonstrating that collaboration between cognitive science and cultural studies is both exciting and productive.



Beyond Cosmopolitanism

Beyond Cosmopolitanism Author Ananta Kumar Giri
ISBN-10 9789811053764
Release 2017-10-17
Pages 433
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Considering the different traditions of cosmopolitan thinking and experimentation, this cutting edge volume examines the contemporary revival of cosmopolitanism as a response to the challenges of living in an interdependent world. Through a unique multidisciplinary approach, it takes the debate beyond the one-sided universalism of the Euro-American world and explores the multiverse of transformations which confront cosmopolitanism. The collection highlights central questions of cosmopolitan responsibility, global citizenship and justice as well as the importance of dialogue among civilizations, cultures, religions and traditions. Exploring the ethical and political dimensions of globalization, it outlines the pathways of going beyond cosmopolitanism by striving for a post-colonial cosmopolis characterized by global justice, trans-civilizational dialogues and dignity for all.



The Old Chief Mshlanga

The Old Chief Mshlanga Author Doris Lessing
ISBN-10 9780007525737
Release 2013-03-28
Pages 50
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From the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, Doris Lessing, a short story about a young girl’s experience of growing up in an unnamed African country.



Liberal education in a knowledge society

Liberal education in a knowledge society Author Barry Smith
ISBN-10 UOM:39015055090461
Release 2002-06-28
Pages 291
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An essay by Carl Bereiter, followed by comments on his work by other writers and Bereiter's response to these writers.



Lacan Discourse and Social Change

Lacan  Discourse  and Social Change Author Mark Bracher
ISBN-10 0801480639
Release 1993
Pages 204
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Convinced that cultural criticism need not merely be an academic exercise but can help improve people's lives, Mark Bracher proposes a method of cultural criticism which is based on the principles of psychoanalytic treatment and which aims to alter subjectivity and behavior.In this forceful and engagingly written book, Bracher first accounts for the failure of contemporary cultural criticism to achieve significant social impact. He then offers a model of analysis that draws on Lacan's theoretical insights into the structure of subjectivity and the psychological functions of discourse, asserting that the use of this model can promote collective psychological change. While cultural criticism has generally focused on texts, Bracher instead analyzes audiences' actual responses—to a variety of discourses from "high" as well as popular culture: the political speeches of Ronald Reagan and Jesse Jackson, anti-abortion propaganda, pornography, Keats's "To Autumn," and Conrad's Heart of Darkness. Through analyzing these responses, Bracher is able to uncover the unconscious identifications and fantasies of the respondents—an intervention that, he argues, has the potential for altering subjectivity. In his view, such a method of cultural criticism is both unusually powerful and ethnically defensible, since instead of attacking or upholding a group's values, it reveals the psychological conflicts manifest in responses to particular texts.Lacan, Discourse, and Social Change will be essential reading for students as well as specialists in such fields as cultural criticism, feminist theory, literary theory, psychoanalytic criticism, reader-response criticism, reader-response criticism, and Lacanian theory.



Radical Pedagogy

Radical Pedagogy Author M. Bracher
ISBN-10 9780230601468
Release 2006-10-16
Pages 229
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Radical Pedagogy articulates a new theory of identity based on recent research in psychoanalysis, social psychology and cognitive science. It explains how developing identity is a prerequisite for developing intelligence, personal well being, and the amelioration of social problems, including violence, prejudice and substance abuse.