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Download The Greek City States: A Source Book by P. J. Rhodes PDF

By P. J. Rhodes

Political job and political considering begun within the towns and different states of historic Greece, and phrases akin to tyranny, aristocracy, oligarchy, democracy and politics itself are Greek phrases for ideas first mentioned in Greece. Rhodes provides in translation a variety of texts illustrating the formal mechanisms and casual workings of the Greek states in all their style. From the states defined by way of Homer out of which the classical Greeks believed their states had built, in the course of the archaic interval which observed the increase and fall of tyrants and the sluggish broadening of citizen our bodies, to the classical interval of the 5th and fourth centuries, Rhodes additionally appears past that to the Hellenistic and Roman classes during which the Greeks attempted to maintain their lifestyle in an international of significant powers. For this moment variation the e-book has been completely revised and 3 new chapters additional.

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Download Perspectives on Global Cultures (Issues in Cultural and by Ramaswami Harindranath PDF

By Ramaswami Harindranath

A thorough evaluate of the impact of globalization at the cultures of the constructing world

This topical booklet explores the cultural and social impression of globalization at the constructing global, studying highbrow contributions and cultural expression from Latin the United States, Africa, and Southeast Asia. The connections among nationwide cultural and political tasks in the course of anticolonial struggles, together with nationwide and transnational cinema and tv, are tested. The booklet additionally covers modern debates on worldwide cultures, together with race and distinction, postcolonial stories, multiculturalism, and “third cinema.”

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Download Minds and machines: Creativity, technology, and the by Thomas Brett PDF

By Thomas Brett

This dissertation is a learn of creativity, know-how, and the posthuman in modern digital music-making. The posthuman is known because the assembly aspect of people and machines that reconfigures humanistic conceptions of the self sufficient, inventive self. From a posthuman viewpoint, the discourses of technoculture (comprising the options of regulate, transcendence, virtuality, mutation, and allotted cognition) recommend a way of analyzing a number of digital musical practices, aesthetics and applied sciences. The dissertation proposes the posthuman either as a concept of musical technoculture and a framework in which to appreciate the activities and concepts of musicians who paintings inside of it. Over a number ancient, musico-analytical, theoretical and ethnographic case experiences, I loosely draw at the discourses of technoculture to interpret the musical and social meanings of the mind-machine nexus in digital musical practices during the last half-century. My findings recommend that the ever present instruments of the digital musicians---notably, the electronic applied sciences of desktops and software program, but in addition together with older applied sciences similar to tape recorders and the chinese language I-Ching ---impact how musicians take into consideration and actualize creativity and the belief of what's human. In sum, the mind-machine nexus foregrounded in digital musical idioms is a effective web site for realizing the contours of an rising techno-musical cultural imaginary the place the human turns into posthuman via its reconfiguration in laptop phrases.

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Download Dominatrix: Gender, Eroticism, and Control in the Dungeon by Danielle J. Lindemann PDF

By Danielle J. Lindemann

Our lives are choked with small tensions, our closest relationships choked with fight: among girl and guy, artist and shopper, purist and commercialist, expert and client—and among the dominant and the submissive. In Dominatrix, Danielle Lindemann attracts on large fieldwork and interviews with specialist dominatrices in ny urban and San Francisco to provide a subtle portrait of those strange execs, their paintings, and their consumers. previous examine on intercourse paintings has centred totally on prostitutes and such a lot reports of BDSM take up pro-domme/client relationships with no exploring what makes them certain. Lindemann satisfies our interest approximately those paid encounters, shining a mild on some of the most secretive and least understood of non-public relationships and unthreading a heretofore unexamined patch of our social tapestry. Upending the concept that those erotic workers interact in basic exchanges and revealing the healing and analytic nature in their paintings, Lindemann makes an immense contribution to cultural stories, anthropology, and queer experiences together with her research of the way gender, energy, sexuality, and hierarchy form all of our social reviews.

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Download Landscape (Key Ideas in Geography) by John Wylie PDF

By John Wylie

Landscape is a stimulating advent to and modern understanding of some of the most very important innovations inside of human geography. a chain of other influential readings of panorama are debated and explored, and, for the 1st time, certain traditions of panorama writing are introduced jointly and tested as a complete, in a forward-looking serious evaluate of labor by means of cultural geographers and others in the final twenty to thirty years. This e-book in actual fact and concisely explores ‘landscape’ theories and writings, permitting scholars of geography, environmental experiences and cultural reports to totally understand this significant and complicated subject.

To relief the scholar, vignettes are used to focus on key writers, papers and texts. Annotated additional studying and scholar workouts also are incorporated. For researchers and teachers, Landscape provides a forward-looking synthesis of hitherto disparate fields of inquiry, one that deals a platform for destiny study and writing.

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Download When Species Meet (Posthumanities) by Donna J. Haraway PDF

By Donna J. Haraway

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Donna Haraway's newest e-book, "When Species Meet," is a gorgeous meditation at the traditional. Tying jointly questions of interspecies encounters and substitute practices of global development, Haraway explores how modern humans engage with a variety of critters to shape meanings, reports, and worlds. The textual content without difficulty slides among thought and autobiography; one of many riding connections during this regard is Ms. Cayenne Pepper, an Australian sheepdog whose "darter-tongue kisses" compel Haraway to appear heavily at what biologist Lynn Margulis calls "symbiogenesis," a approach that explains how existence kinds regularly intermingle, resulting in ever extra "intricate and multidirectional acts of organization of and with different lifestyles forms." From lab animals to interspecies like to breeding purebreds, Haraway guarantees that her readers won't ever examine human-animal encounters of any type within the related means again.
While these acquainted with Haraway's oeuvre will locate quite a few connections to her prior paintings, she does an outstanding activity of narrating how she got here to the questions on the center of "When Species Meet "and (perhaps most significantly) what's at stake for her in those questions, politically and another way. Of specific curiosity to philosophy buffs are Haraway's fulfilling evaluations of Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari's recognized writing on "becoming-animal"; those reviews come up as a part of Haraway's total problem to the limits among "wild" or "domestic" creatures. equally, her reaction to Jacques Derrida's ruminations on animals unearths the provocations which may come up from paintings that pokes holes in traditional disciplinary engagements with any given subject. Haraway'swillingness to tackle either biology and philosophy, to quote in basic terms of her assets, ends up in suggestive insights on a few matters, yet in particular (with Derrida, et. al.) concerning the query of what it potential to take animals seriously.
I discovered Haraway's significant enthusiasm and data in "When Species Meet "to be invigorating. This publication should still entice a large viewers together with animal enthusiasts, scientists and their allies, theorists, and those that love random and little recognized info (e.g., the background of imported North American grey wolves in the course of South African apartheid). whereas Haraway emphasizes that her wish to glance extra rigorously at better half species, these "who consume and holiday bread jointly yet no longer with no a few indigestion," doesn't include any promises, she infectiously believes that there's a good buy at stake within the mundane and outstanding information of the co-shaping species she files throughout those pages. Given her desire for the worldly orientations, equivalent to interest and appreciate, that may be cultivated through significant other species in a different way, it truly is applicable that she starts and ends the textual content by means of reminding us that "[t]here is not any guaranteed chuffed or unsatisfied finishing -- socially, ecologically, or scientifically. there's merely the opportunity for purchasing on including a few grace."
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Using a private anecdote technique, Haraway (history of realization, U. of California-Santa Cruz) explores concerns round better half animals--dogs relatively, yet inclusivity is to postmodernism as objectivity used to be to modernism--and their importance for family members among people and different animal species. Her subject matters comprise practices of affection and knowled

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Download Popular Culture: Past and Present PDF

Utilizing an interdisciplinary strategy, this ebook covers pop culture in Britain from the early 19h-century to the current. It brings jointly contributions dealing either with normal cultural phenomena, akin to literacy and sophistication realization, and extra particular well known cultural kinds, comparable to the track corridor and past due 19th-century technology fiction. The publication additionally comprises readings of latest cultural phenomena as varied as motorbike gangs, Jackie journal and children's confectionery.

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Download Educational Media and Technology Yearbook (Volume 36, 2011) by Michael Orey, Stephanie A. Jones, Robert Maribe Branch PDF

By Michael Orey, Stephanie A. Jones, Robert Maribe Branch

Educational Media and expertise Yearbook. Vol. 36. 2011. Michael Orey (Author, Editor), Stephanie A. Jones (Author, Editor), Robert Maribe department (Author, Editor)

Publication Date: December thirteen, 2011
Print size: 545 pages (525 - this pdf [blank pages omitted])
Page Numbers resource ISBN: 1461413044
Publisher: Springer; 2012 version (December thirteen, 2011)

Book Description
The academic Media and know-how Yearbook is devoted to theoretical, empirical and sensible techniques to academic media improvement. All chapters are invited and chosen in response to various concepts to figure out present developments and concerns within the box. The 2011 version will spotlight leading edge developments and concerns in studying layout and expertise, traits and concerns in details and Library technology, and lines a sections that record and describe Media comparable companies and institutions in North the USA, departments within the allied fields, and an inventory of journals within the box. the academic Media and expertise Yearbook, a scholarly source for a hugely really good specialist neighborhood, is an legitimate e-book of the AECT and has been released every year for 35 years.

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As electronic units play a extra severe position in lifestyle than ever, extra possibilities come up for leading edge studying technologies—a development on complete reveal within the academic Media and know-how Yearbook for 2011. This most modern version notes the connection among the ubiquity of electronic units and cost-effectiveness in a bankruptcy exploring the lasting price of net-based media in the course of economic trouble. different articles teach their specialise in graduate ambitions, together with an research of doctoral courses in academic know-how and new collaborative studying structures. And, as regularly, there are clean probabilities for pupil involvement, from tech-based scaffolding to better on-line discussions. Featured within the 2011 Yearbook: New advancements in studying, layout and know-how, together with the evolving position of faculty librarians in literacy studying, a tutorial layout method of academic video games, and cellular schooling towards peace-building.Emerging tendencies in library technology, with particular emphasis on entry concerns, cultural knowledge, criteria. Biographical sketches of 4 striking leaders in studying technology.An up to date all over the world listing institutions and firms in studying layout, know-how, details, and library science.A world wide directory of present graduate courses in those fields.An annotated mediagraphy part that includes print and non-print assets in various specialties, together with tutorial layout and coaching, computer-assisted guideline, interactive multimedia, and libraries/media facilities. Researchers in info and schooling expertise in addition to professors and instructor educators in those fields will hail the 2011 version of the tutorial Media and expertise Yearbook as a double-edged resource—the present country of the sphere and a springboard for its future.

About the Author
Michael Orey got either the M.A.Ed. and an Ed.D. in Curriculum and guideline from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and nation collage. ahead of coming to The college of Georgia in 1989, he taught arithmetic and computing device technological know-how in public faculties and in a personal overseas university in Venezuela. he's one of many founders of the LPSL at UGA He has had funded tasks concerning clever tutoring with the U.S. military study Institute, project-based studying with at-risk center institution age young children, on-line studying with EpicLearning, and forming partnerships with Universidade Federal do Ceará via a FIPSE-CAPES supply. His present examine pursuits are desirous about cognitive purposes of expertise within the school room, studying thought, motivation concept, and tutorial idea. Stephanie A. Jones joined the college at Georgia Southern college within the fall of 2009 after receiving her Ph.D. in tutorial expertise from the college of Georgia. Her prior paintings event incorporated 12 months as a formative years librarian in a public library and 14 years as a college library media professional and a staff-development teacher. Dr. Jones’ present learn pursuits comprise the occupation improvement, recruitment and retention of college library media experts, the twenty first century tuition library media career, and storytelling pedagogy. Robert department is Professor and Head of the dep. of academic Psychology and tutorial expertise on the collage of Georgia. He earned an affiliate of technological know-how measure from ny urban Technical collage, a Bachelor of technological know-how measure from Elizabeth urban kingdom collage, and a Masters measure from Ball nation college. Dr. department later went directly to whole his health practitioner of schooling from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and nation collage, focusing on studying, layout, and expertise. in addition to assisting to co-write and co-edit a number of guides, Dr. department makes a speciality of student-centered studying and consults usually with governments, companies, and different academic associations on strategic making plans. identified across the world for his impressive management in educational layout and visible literacy, Dr. department is the writer, so much lately, of educational layout: The ADDIE technique (2009), in addition to the impending 5th version of Survey of educational improvement Models.

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