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Education and Technology

Education and Technology

Critical Perspectives, Possible Futures

  • Author: David W. Kritt,Lucien T. Winegar
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • ISBN: 0739154524
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 296
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There are numerous publications about education and technology. What is missing is a balanced appraisal of the values and cognitive skills technology promotes and those it devalues. This is important for education because the way we teach influences the way children think, and it is of more general importance for the evolution of society. If we wait until these issues are definitely resolved and have noticeable societal effects, it will inevitably be too late.

Material Agency

Material Agency

Towards a Non-Anthropocentric Approach

  • Author: Carl Knappett,Lambros Malafouris
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9780387747118
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 256
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Thus far an ‘agent’ in the social sciences has always meant someone whose actions bring about change. In this volume, the editors challenge this position and examine the possibility that agency is not a solely human property. Instead, this collection of archaeologists, anthropologists, sociologists and other social scientists explores the symbiotic relationships between humans and material entities (a key opening a door, a speed bump raising a car) as they engage with one another.

Displaced Heritage

Displaced Heritage

Responses to Disaster, Trauma, and Loss

  • Author: Ian Convery,Gerard Corsane,Peter Davis
  • Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
  • ISBN: 1843839636
  • Category: History
  • Page: 337
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Considerations of the effect of trauma on heritage sites.

Care in Practice

Care in Practice

On Tinkering in Clinics, Homes and Farms

  • Author: Annemarie Mol,Ingunn Moser,Jeannette Pols
  • Publisher: transcript Verlag
  • ISBN: 3839414474
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 326
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In what way is »care« a matter of »tinkering«? Rather than presenting care as a (preferably »warm«) relation between human beings, the various contributions to the volume give the material world (usually cast as »cold«) a prominent place in their analysis. Thus, this book does not continue to oppose care and technology, but contributes to rethinking both in such a way that they can be analysed together. Technology is not cast as a functional tool, easy to control - it is shifting, changing, surprising and adaptable. In care practices all »things« are (and have to be) tinkered with persistently. Knowledge is fluid, too. Rather than a set of general rules, the knowledges (in the plural) relevant to care practices are as adaptable and in need of adaptation as the technologies, the bodies, the people, and the daily lives involved.

The Social and Cultural Impact of Foot and Mouth Disease in the UK in 2001

The Social and Cultural Impact of Foot and Mouth Disease in the UK in 2001

Experiences and Analyses

  • Author: Martin Döring,Brigitte Nerlich
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 256
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The 2001 Foot and Mouth Disease epidemic in the UK, during which millions of animals were culled over a nine-month period, had a devastating and long-lasting impact on individuals and communities. In 2002, the European Parliament noted that policymakers need to have a better understanding of the social and psychological impact of such events on adults and children, on farmers and non-farmers. Although many studies about FMD have been published since 2001, this is the first to offer a detailed examination of the various ways in which the outbreak affected the fabric of rural life and rural culture across classes and across generations. Drawing on the experiences of farmers, the media, artists, writers, children and churches, this collection provides a space for academic inquiry, political and poetic reflection and artistic expression.

Sustaining Language

Sustaining Language

Essays in Applied Ecolinguistics

  • Author: Alwin Fill,Hermine Penz
  • Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
  • ISBN: 9783825898588
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 301
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Can language diversity be sustained on this earth? Can the resource language be used in a sustainable way? The essays in this volume address language loss in the age of globalization and discuss how language construes our view of Nature and Environment. The volume is also a plea for using an ecolinguistic perspective in school teaching Alwin Fill is professor of English Linguistics at the University of Graz (Austria). Hermine Penz is assistant Professor of English Studies at the University of Graz.

Nature, social relations and human needs

Nature, social relations and human needs

essays in honour of Ted Benton

  • Author: Sandra Moog,Rob Stones,Ted Benton
  • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • ISBN: 9780230201156
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 278
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Bringing together some of the most eminent thinkers in the field, this book celebrates the seminal contribution of Ted Benton to such pressing themes as: realism, naturalism and the philosophy of the social sciences, the continuing relevance of Marxism, philosophical anthropology and human needs, and ecology, society and natural limits.

A New Species of Trouble

A New Species of Trouble

The Human Experience of Modern Disasters

  • Author: Kai T. Erikson
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 9780393313192
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 263
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In the twentieth century, disasters caused by human beings have become more and more common. Unlike earthquakes and other natural catastrophes, this 'new species of trouble' afflicts person and groups in particularly disruptive ways.

Everything In Its Path

Everything In Its Path

  • Author: Kai T. Erikson
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 143912731X
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 288
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The 1977 Sorokin Award–winning story of Buffalo Creek in the aftermath of a devastating flood. On February 26, 1972, 132-million gallons of debris-filled muddy water burst through a makeshift mining-company dam and roared through Buffalo Creek, a narrow mountain hollow in West Virginia. Following the flood, survivors from a previously tightly knit community were crowded into trailer homes with no concern for former neighborhoods. The result was a collective trauma that lasted longer than the individual traumas caused by the original disaster. Making extensive use of the words of the people themselves, Erikson details the conflicting tensions of mountain life in general—the tensions between individualism and dependency, self-assertion and resignation, self-centeredness and group orientation—and examines the loss of connection, disorientation, declining morality, rise in crime, rise in out-migration, etc., that resulted from the sudden loss of neighborhood.

Política y sociedad

Política y sociedad

revista de ciencias sociales

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social sciences
  • Page: N.A
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The Death of Rural England

The Death of Rural England

A Social History of the Countryside Since 1900

  • Author: Alun Howkins
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415138840
  • Category: History
  • Page: 260
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This engaging history of rural England and Wales during the twentieth century looks at the role of the countryside as both a place of work and of leisure and looks at the many crises it has suffered during that time.

The Life of Lines

The Life of Lines

  • Author: Tim Ingold
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317539346
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 172
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To live, every being must put out a line, and in life these lines tangle with one another. This book is a study of the life of lines. Following on from Tim Ingold's groundbreaking work Lines: A Brief History, it offers a wholly original series of meditations on life, ground, weather, walking, imagination and what it means to be human. In the first part, Ingold argues that a world of life is woven from knots, and not built from blocks as commonly thought. He shows how the principle of knotting underwrites both the way things join with one another, in walls, buildings and bodies, and the composition of the ground and the knowledge we find there. In the second part, Ingold argues that to study living lines, we must also study the weather. To complement a linealogy that asks what is common to walking, weaving, observing, singing, storytelling and writing, he develops a meteorology that seeks the common denominator of breath, time, mood, sound, memory, colour and the sky. This denominator is the atmosphere. In the third part, Ingold carries the line into the domain of human life. He shows that for life to continue, the things we do must be framed within the lives we undergo. In continually answering to one another, these lives enact a principle of correspondence that is fundamentally social. This compelling volume brings our thinking about the material world refreshingly back to life. While anchored in anthropology, the book ranges widely over an interdisciplinary terrain that includes philosophy, geography, sociology, art and architecture.

Tragic Sense of Life

Tragic Sense of Life

  • Author: Miguel de Unamuno
  • Publisher: Cosimo Classics
  • ISBN: 1616409932
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 372
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To the mentality that assumes, more or less consciously, that we must of necessity find a solution to every problem, belongs the argument based on the disastrous consequences of a thing. Take any book of apologetics-that is to say, of theological advocacy-and you will see how many times you will meet with this phrase-"the disastrous consequences of this doctrine." Now the disastrous consequences of a doctrine prove at most that the doctrine is disastrous, but not that it is false, for there is no proof that the true is necessarily that which suits us best. -from "The Rationalist Dissolution" This is the masterpiece of Miguel de Unamuno, a member of the group of Spanish intellectuals and philosophers known as the "Generation of '98," and a writer whose work dramatically influenced a wide range of 20th-century literature. His down-to-earth demeanor and no-nonsense outlook makes this 1921 book a favorite of intellectuals to this day, a practical, sensible discussion of the war between faith and reason that consumed the twentieth century and continues to rage in the twenty-first century. de Unamuno's philosophy is not the stuff of a rarefied realm but an integral part of fleshly, sensual life, metaphysics that speaks to daily living and the real world.

Literary Celebrities of the English Lake-district

Literary Celebrities of the English Lake-district

  • Author: Frederick Sessions
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Authors, English
  • Page: 238
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History and Climate Change

History and Climate Change

A Eurocentric Perspective

  • Author: Neville Brown
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134977581
  • Category: History
  • Page: 416
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History and Climate Change is a balanced and comprehensive overview of the links between climate and man's advance from early to modern times. It draws upon demographic, economic, urban, religious and military perspectives. It is a synthesis of the many historical and scientific theories, which have arisen regarding man's progress through the ages. Central to the book is the question of whether climate variation is a fundamental trigger mechanism from which other historical sequences develop, or one amongst a number of other factors, decisive only when a regime/society is poised for change. Evidence for prolonged climate change is not that extensive. But it is clear that climatic variation has regularly played a part in historical development. Paricular attention is here paid to Europe since AD 211. Cold and warmth, wetness and aridity can create contrary reactions within societies, which can be interpreted in vary different ways by scholars from differenct disciplines. Does climate change exacerbate famine and epidemics? Did climate fluctuation play a part in pivotal historical events such as the mass exodus of Hsuing-nu from China, the pressure of the Huns on the Romans and the genesis of the Crusades? Did the bitter Finnish winter of 1939-40 ensure the ultimate defeat of Hitler? These episodes, and many others are discussed throughout the book in the authors distinctive style, with maps and photographs to illustrate the examples given.

Whiteness in Zimbabwe

Whiteness in Zimbabwe

Race, Landscape, and the Problem of Belonging

  • Author: D. Hughes
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230106331
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 204
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European settler societies have a long history of establishing a sense of belonging and entitlement outside Europe, but Zimbabwe has proven to be the exception to the rule. Arriving in the 1890s, white settlers never comprised more than a tiny minority. Instead of grafting themselves onto local societies, they adopted a strategy of escape.

Machine of Death

Machine of Death

A Collection of Stories about People who Know how They Will Die

  • Author: Ryan North,Matthew Bennardo,David Malki
  • Publisher: Machines of Death LLC
  • ISBN: 0982167121
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 452
  • View: 4944
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Presents fantasy stories written by Internet authors that explore how people, cultures, and societies are affected by the predictions of the Machine, an object that provides short yet vague phrases about how a person will die.

Reading lessons from the eighteenth century

Reading lessons from the eighteenth century

mothers, children and texts

  • Author: Evelyn Arizpe,Morag Styles,Shirley Brice Heath
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780955210617
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 244
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The Heart of Scotland

The Heart of Scotland

  • Author: Ascott Robert Hope Moncrieff
  • Publisher: Library of Alexandria
  • ISBN: 146561608X
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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True Scots should have more philosophy than to imitate unenlightened patriotisms that would interrupt a natural process defined by Herbert Spencer as change from an incoherent homogeneity to a coherent heterogeneity accompanied by the dissipation of motion and the integration of matter. So Penelope peoples, in their darkness, undo the work of civilising daylight. Let Bohemia rage and the states of the Balkans imagine vain things. But why should Scotland waste time and electric light on looking back too fondly to the things that are behind, while she cannot help pressing forward to the inevitable destiny before her? With the warning of Ireland at hand, some of us cry out for Home Rule and such-like retrogressions that might go to giving back, at one end of the United Kingdom, the shadow of its cloudy dignity along with the substance of its old discords. Where is this reactionary Particularismus to stop? There are parts of Caledonia which, in its stern and wild times, were independent of each other, some that still are as different from one another in blood and speech, as most of Scotland is from England. Shall Badenoch or Buchan awake its overlaid individuality? May not Galloway and Strathclyde set up for recognition of their ex-independence? Then why not encourage Strathbogie, the Cumbraes, the Braes of Bonny Doon, or the parish of Gandercleugh, to lament upon the fate that has made them members of one greater body? Nay, now that the clans are broken up, could they not contrive to respin their warp of local loyalty, crossing the woof of national patriotism? Such reductio ad absurdum is worth thinking about, when at this moment there are signs of relapse in the long convalescence from that Jacobite fever that “carried” hard heads as well as soft hearts, and set old grudges against the Union flaunting in plaid and philibeg.

Complexities

Complexities

Social Studies of Knowledge Practices

  • Author: John Law
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 0822383551
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 302
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Although much recent social science and humanities work has been a revolt against simplification, this volume explores the contrast between simplicity and complexity to reveal that this dichotomy, itself, is too simplistic. John Law and Annemarie Mol have gathered a distinguished panel of contributors to offer—particularly within the field of science studies—approaches to a theory of complexity, and at the same time a theoretical introduction to the topic. Indeed, they examine not only ways of relating to complexity but complexity in practice. Individual essays study complexity from a variety of perspectives, addressing market behavior, medical interventions, aeronautical design, the governing of supranational states, ecology, roadbuilding, meteorology, the science of complexity itself, and the psychology of childhood trauma. Other topics include complex wholes (holism) in the sciences, moral complexity in seemingly amoral endeavors, and issues relating to the protection of African elephants. With a focus on such concepts as multiplicity, partial connections, and ebbs and flows, the collection includes narratives from Kenya, Great Britain, Papua New Guinea, the Netherlands, France, and the meetings of the European Commission, written by anthropologists, economists, philosophers, psychologists, sociologists, and scholars of science, technology, and society. Contributors. Andrew Barry, Steven D. Brown, Michel Callon, Chunglin Kwa, John Law, Nick Lee, Annemarie Mol, Marilyn Strathern, Laurent Thévenot, Charis Thompson