• Social Science

Out in Theory

The Emergence of Lesbian and Gay Anthropology
Author: Ellen Lewin,William L. Leap
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252070761
Category: Social Science
Page: 329
View: 1014
"A companion volume to Lewin and Leap's Out in the field, this study presents lesbian and gay anthropology as a distinct specialization and addresses the theoretical issues that define the emerging field. The essays detail the scholarly, personal, and political factors that affected the emergence of lesbian and gay anthropology; they define the lesbian and gay anthropology's scope and subject matter and consider how feminist anthropology helped define the field, and how transgendered experience, queer theory, race and class studies are promoting a new direction of inquiry.

    • Social Science

Out in Theory

The Emergence of Lesbian and Gay Anthropology
Author: Ellen Lewin,William L. Leap
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252070761
Category: Social Science
Page: 329
View: 7036
"A companion volume to Lewin and Leap's Out in the field, this study presents lesbian and gay anthropology as a distinct specialization and addresses the theoretical issues that define the emerging field. The essays detail the scholarly, personal, and political factors that affected the emergence of lesbian and gay anthropology; they define the lesbian and gay anthropology's scope and subject matter and consider how feminist anthropology helped define the field, and how transgendered experience, queer theory, race and class studies are promoting a new direction of inquiry.

    • Social Science

Masculinities in Theory

An Introduction
Author: Todd W. Reeser
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444358537
Category: Social Science
Page: 248
View: 8007
Masculinities in Theory is a clear, concise, and comprehensive introduction to the field of masculinity studies from a humanities perspective. Serves as a much-needed introduction to the field for students and scholars of cultural studies, literature, art, film, communication, history, and gender studies Includes discussions of gay/queer, feminist, and gender studies in relation to masculinity Covers the key theoretical approaches to the study of masculinity, and introduces new models Explores the question ?What is masculinity and how does it work?? Looks at language, discourse, signification, power, cross-dressing, female, queer and transsexual masculinity, race and masculinity, nation and masculinity, interracial masculinities, and masculinities in history

    • Business & Economics

Branding Inside Out

Internal Branding in Theory and Practice
Author: Nicholas Ind
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 0749478918
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 224
View: 6214
Branding Inside Out offers a detailed and accessible exploration of internal branding. Internal branding is the cultural shift that occurs within an organisation when employees become more customer-focused. By getting employees to truly commit to a brand's ideology internally, companies will find that their brand messages are conveyed externally much more effectively. Branding Inside Out is a multi-contributor text containing chapters from an array of senior professionals and academics, edited by the renowned branding expert and prolific author Nicholas Ind. Branding Inside Out contains both new thinking and new practice. The new thinking chapters in the book feature original research on the principles that underpin effective internal branding programmes, while the new practice chapters provide examples of how such companies as Patagonia, NN Group and Adidas both attract new employees and build employee engagement. Taken together, these contributions and case studies form a vital book to help any marketer understand and implement successful internal branding programmes that win the active involvement of their people.

    • Political Science

Universal Human Rights in Theory and Practice


Author: Jack Donnelly
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801467497
Category: Political Science
Page: 336
View: 4836
In the third edition of his classic work, revised extensively and updated to include recent developments on the international scene, Jack Donnelly explains and defends a richly interdisciplinary account of human rights as universal rights. He shows that any conception of human rights-and the idea of human rights itself-is historically specific and contingent. Since publication of the first edition in 1989, Universal Human Rights in Theory and Practice has justified Donnelly's claim that "conceptual clarity, the fruit of sound theory, can facilitate action. At the very least it can help to unmask the arguments of dictators and their allies."

    • Art

Art in Theory 1900 - 2000

An Anthology of Changing Ideas
Author: Charles Harrison,Paul J. Wood
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
ISBN: 9780631227083
Category: Art
Page: 1258
View: 4125
These 300 texts provide a vivid introduction to the history of art between 1900 and 2000. Major themes considered include: concepts of genius and originality, modes of landscape painting, the question of Modernity, and the aesthetics of photography.

    • Social Science

Out in Public

Reinventing Lesbian / Gay Anthropology in a Globalizing World
Author: Ellen Lewin,William L. Leap
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444310674
Category: Social Science
Page: 384
View: 3522
Out in Public addresses, and engages us in, the new and exciting directions in the emerging field of lesbian/gay anthropology. The authors offer a deep conversation about the meaning of sexuality, subjectivity and culture. Affirms the importance of recognizing gay and lesbian social issues within the arena of public anthropology Explores critical concerns of gay activism in a variety of global settings, from the U.S., the European Union, Singapore, Nigeria, India, Nicaragua, and Guadalajara Offers a unique focus on the politics of being gay and lesbian - in cross-cultural perspective Deals with broad-ranging issues that affect human sexuality and human rights globally Winner of the 2009 Ruth Benedict Prize in the category of "Best Anthology"


    • Education

Multiple Intelligences

The Theory in Practice
Author: Howard Gardner
Publisher: Basic Books (AZ)
ISBN: 9780465018222
Category: Education
Page: 304
View: 6691
Explains the concept of multiple intelligences, describes educational applications of the theory, and discusses its implications for future trends in teaching

    • Computers

Artificial Intelligence in Theory and Practice

IFIP 19th World Computer Congress, TC 12: IFIP AI 2006 Stream, August 21-24, 2006, Santiago, Chile
Author: Max A. Bramer
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387346546
Category: Computers
Page: 502
View: 7433
On behalf of the Organizing Committee for this event, we are glad to welcome you to IWASE 2006, the First International Workshop on Advanced Software Engineering. We hope you will enjoy the traditional Chilean hospitality and, of course, please tell us how we can make your visit a pleasant and useful experience. The goal of this Workshop is to create a new forum for researchers, professionals and educators to discuss advanced software engineering topics. A distinctive feature of this Workshop is its attempt to foster interactions between the Latin-American software engineering community and computer scientists around the world. This is an opportunity to discuss with other researchers or simply to meet new colleagues. IWASE 2006 has been organized to facilitate strong interactions among those attending it and to offer ample time for discussing each paper. IWASE 2006 attracted 28 submissions from 14 countries, 8 of them outside Latin-America. Each of the 28 articles was reviewed by at least three members of the Program Committee. As a result of this rigorous reviewing process, 13 papers were accepted: nine fiill papers and four work-in-progress papers. These papers were grouped in four tracks; software architecture, software modeling, software development process and experiences in software development.

    • Social Science

A Good Book, In Theory

Making Sense Through Inquiry, Third Edition
Author: Alan Sears,James Cairns
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442600977
Category: Social Science
Page: 240
View: 7466
This highly original and compelling book offers an introduction to the art and science of social inquiry, including the theoretical and methodological frameworks that support that inquiry. The new edition offers coverage of post-modernism and Indigenous ways of knowing, as well as a discussion of the research process and how to communicate arguments effectively. The result is a book that blends the best of earlier editions with updates that provide a strong foundation in critical thinking, rooted in the social sciences but relevant across disciplines.

    • Algebra

An Elementary Treatise on Algebra, in Theory and Practice

With Attempts to Simplify ... that Science ... With Notes and Illustrations ... To which is Added an Appendix, on the Application of Algebra to Geometry
Author: John D. Williams
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Algebra
Page: 605
View: 2675

    • Performing Arts

Critical Moves

Dance Studies in Theory and Politics
Author: Randy Martin
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822322191
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 270
View: 864
A theoretical examination of the influence of political and social movements on the art of dance.

    • Comics & Graphic Novels

Manga in Theory and Practice: The Craft of Creating Manga

The Craft of Creating Manga
Author: Hirohiko Araki
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
ISBN: 1421598477
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 229
View: 4756
Hirohiko Araki is the author of one of the longest-running and most beloved manga of all time, the epic fan favorite JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure. According to him, manga is the ultimate synthesis of all forms of art, and in this book he reveals the secrets behind how to make the magic happen using concrete examples from his own work. Read all about his “golden ratio” for drawing, the character histories he draws up for each of the characters he creates, his methodology for storytelling inspired by the great Ernest Hemingway, and many more aspects of manga creation in this how-to guide penned by an industry legend. -- VIZ Media

    • Literary Criticism

Literature, In Theory

Tropes, Subjectivities, Responses and Responsibilities
Author: Julian Wolfreys
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441123245
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 306
View: 4086
A significant work of original thought addressing the interface between literature and theory. >

    • Science

The Little Book of String Theory


Author: Steven S. Gubser
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400834433
Category: Science
Page: 184
View: 6033
The Little Book of String Theory offers a short, accessible, and entertaining introduction to one of the most talked-about areas of physics today. String theory has been called the "theory of everything." It seeks to describe all the fundamental forces of nature. It encompasses gravity and quantum mechanics in one unifying theory. But it is unproven and fraught with controversy. After reading this book, you'll be able to draw your own conclusions about string theory. Steve Gubser begins by explaining Einstein's famous equation E = mc2 , quantum mechanics, and black holes. He then gives readers a crash course in string theory and the core ideas behind it. In plain English and with a minimum of mathematics, Gubser covers strings, branes, string dualities, extra dimensions, curved spacetime, quantum fluctuations, symmetry, and supersymmetry. He describes efforts to link string theory to experimental physics and uses analogies that nonscientists can understand. How does Chopin's Fantasie-Impromptu relate to quantum mechanics? What would it be like to fall into a black hole? Why is dancing a waltz similar to contemplating a string duality? Find out in the pages of this book. The Little Book of String Theory is the essential, most up-to-date beginner's guide to this elegant, multidimensional field of physics.

    • Philosophy

Respecting Persons in Theory and Practice

Essays on Moral and Political Philosophy
Author: Jan Narveson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742513303
Category: Philosophy
Page: 313
View: 5967
Respecting Persons in Theory and Practice is a collection of essays of the moral and political philosophy of Jan Narveson. The essays in this collection share a consistent theme running through much of Narveson's moral and political philosophy, namely that politics and morals stem from the interests of individual people, and have no antecedent authority over us. The essays in this collection, in various ways and as applied to various aspects of the scene, argue that the ultimate and true point of politics and morals is to enable us to make our lives better, according to our varied senses of what that might mean.

    • Social Science

Contemporary Archaeology in Theory

The New Pragmatism
Author: Robert W. Preucel,Stephen A. Mrozowski
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444358510
Category: Social Science
Page: 664
View: 9800
The second edition of Contemporary Archaeology in Theory: The New Pragmatism, has been thoroughly updated and revised, and features top scholars who redefine the theoretical and political agendas of the field, and challenge the usual distinctions between time, space, processes, and people. Defines the relevance of archaeology and the social sciences more generally to the modern world Challenges the traditional boundaries between prehistoric and historical archaeologies Discusses how archaeology articulates such contemporary topics and issues as landscape and natures; agency, meaning and practice; sexuality, embodiment and personhood; race, class, and ethnicity; materiality, memory, and historical silence; colonialism, nationalism, and empire; heritage, patrimony, and social justice; media, museums, and publics Examines the influence of American pragmatism on archaeology Offers 32 new chapters by leading archaeologists and cultural anthropologists

    • Business & Economics

The Essentials of Theory U

Core Principles and Applications
Author: C. Otto Scharmer
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1523094419
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 168
View: 1052
Creating a Better Future This book offers a concise, accessible guide to the key concepts and applications in Otto Scharmer's classic Theory U. Scharmer argues that our capacity to pay attention coshapes the world. What prevents us from attending to situations more effectively is that we aren't fully aware of that interior condition from which our attention and actions originate. Scharmer calls this lack of awareness our blind spot. He illuminates the blind spot in leadership today and offers hands-on methods to help change makers overcome it through the process, principles, and practices of Theory U. And he outlines a framework for updating the “operating systems” of our educational institutions, our economies, and our democracies. This book enables leaders and organizations in all industries and sectors to shift awareness, connect with the highest future possibilities, and strengthen the capacity to co-shape the future.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Definition in Theory and Practice

Language, Lexicography and the Law
Author: Roy Harris,Christopher Hutton
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441176152
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 250
View: 4377
The problem of definition has a long history and has engaged the minds of some of the most eminent thinkers in the Western tradition, from Plato and Aristotle onwards. But it is also an everyday problem constantly confronting all who have to draft or interpret the countless texts on which modern society depends. Definition in Theory and Practice focuses on two areas where difficulties arise in a particularly acute form: lexicography and the law. Examining a wide range of approaches and definitional techniques, backed up by detailed analyses of dictionary entries and court cases, the authors provide a comprehensive survey of their subject. They argue that what underlies the problem of definition are conflicting assumptions about the way language functions. This in-depth study of definition will be of interest to academics researching lexicography, semantics and the intersection of linguistics and jurisprudence.