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Sphere

By Michael Crichton
  • ISBN Code: : 0307816486
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
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From the author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Congo comes a psychological thriller about a group of scientists who investigate a spaceship discovered on the ocean floor. In the middle of the South Pacific, a thousand feet below the surface, a huge vessel is unearthed. Rushed to the scene is a team of American scientists who descend together into the depths to investigate the astonishing discovery. What they find defies their imaginations and mocks their attempts at logical explanation. It is a spaceship, but apparently it is undamaged by its fall from the sky. And, most startling, it appears to be at least three hundred years old, containing a terrifying and destructive force that must be controlled at all costs.

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The Nordic Civil Sphere

By Jeffrey C. Alexander,Anna Lund,Andrea Voyer
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1509538852
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Social Science
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  • Pdf File: the-nordic-civil-sphere.pdf

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The civil sphere is a distinctively democratic field in modern societies, one that sustains universalizing cultural aspirations and organizational structures and that has tense and uncertain boundaries with other spheres of social life, like the economy, religion, family, and state. Unlike the latter, which are more particularistic and hierarchical in character, the civil sphere defines itself in terms of solidarity – the feeling of being connected with every other person in the collectivity. The utopian ideals of democratic solidarity shape every modern society, even if they are often compromised by the messy realities of social life. This volume uses the theory of the civil sphere to shed new light on Nordic societies, while at the same time drawing on the distinctive experiences of the Nordic nations to reflect on and advance the theory of the civil sphere. Nordic societies have long been admired for creating a distinctive form of social democracy, but this admirable achievement has not been well conceptualized theoretically. Most attempts to explain Nordic social democracy focus on material and organizational factors. This volume, by contrast, emphasizes the cultural foundations and characteristics of social democracy, demonstrating how civil sensibilities are necessary for the creation of an egalitarian and democratic state. Nordic civil spheres, however, are not only pro-civil but also white in color, European in ethnicity, secular in character and gender-equal in a subtly restrictive manner. Such primordialization of state civility is vividly on display in the sometime tense relationships that develop among natives and “foreigners” in Nordic countries, relationships that expose the primordial undersides of the social democratic codes and civil values that constitute the Nordic civil sphere. A major contribution to the theory of the civil sphere and to our understanding of the cultural and normative underpinnings of social and political life, this volume will be of particular interest to students and scholars of sociology and politics.

Sphere Packings, Lattices and Groups

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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 1475765681
  • Total of Pages : 706
  • Category : Mathematics
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  • Pdf File: sphere-packings-lattices-and-groups.pdf

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The third edition of this definitive and popular book continues to pursue the question: what is the most efficient way to pack a large number of equal spheres in n-dimensional Euclidean space? The authors also examine such related issues as the kissing number problem, the covering problem, the quantizing problem, and the classification of lattices and quadratic forms. There is also a description of the applications of these questions to other areas of mathematics and science such as number theory, coding theory, group theory, analogue-to-digital conversion and data compression, n-dimensional crystallography, dual theory and superstring theory in physics. New and of special interest is a report on some recent developments in the field, and an updated and enlarged supplementary bibliography with over 800 items.

Spherical Harmonics and Approximations on the Unit Sphere: An Introduction

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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 3642259839
  • Total of Pages : 244
  • Category : Mathematics
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These notes provide an introduction to the theory of spherical harmonics in an arbitrary dimension as well as an overview of classical and recent results on some aspects of the approximation of functions by spherical polynomials and numerical integration over the unit sphere. The notes are intended for graduate students in the mathematical sciences and researchers who are interested in solving problems involving partial differential and integral equations on the unit sphere, especially on the unit sphere in three-dimensional Euclidean space. Some related work for approximation on the unit disk in the plane is also briefly discussed, with results being generalizable to the unit ball in more dimensions.

Culture and the Public Sphere

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1134830939
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 511
  • Pdf File: culture-and-the-public-sphere.pdf

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Jim McGuigan discusses cultural policy as a manifestation of cultural politics in the widest sense. Illustrating his case with examples from recent cultural policy initiatives in Britain, the United States and Australia, he looks at: * The rise of market reasoning in arts administration * Urban regeneration and the arts * Heritage tourism * Race, identity and cultural citizenship * Censorship and moral regulation * The role of computer-mediated communication in democratic discourse

From Pathology to Public Sphere

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  • Publisher : transcript Verlag
  • Book Code : 3839421195
  • Total of Pages : 316
  • Category : Social Science
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  • Pdf File: from-pathology-to-public-sphere.pdf

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In the late 19th century, the so-called »German Method«, which employed spoken language in deaf education, triumphed all over the Western world. At the same time as deaf German schoolchildren were taught to articulate and read lips, an emancipation movement of signing deaf adults emerged across the German Empire. This book tells the story of how deaf people moved from being isolated objects of administration or education, depending on welfare or working in the fields, to becoming an urban middle class collective with claims of self-determination. Main questions addressed in this first comprehensive work on one of the world's oldest movements of disabled people include how deaf organisations emerged, what they fought for, and who was left behind.

Women, Politics and the Public Sphere

By Brooks, Ann
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  • Publisher : Policy Press
  • Book Code : 1447341139
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 765
  • Pdf File: women-politics-and-the-public-sphere.pdf

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Women, Politics and the Public Sphere is a socio-historical analysis of the relationship between women, politics and the public sphere. It looks at the fault-lines established in the eighteenth century for later developments in social and political discourse and considers the implications for the political representation of women in the West and globally, highlighting how women public intellectuals now reflect much more social and cultural diversity. Covering the legacy of eighteenth-century intellectual groupings which were dominated by women such as members of the 'bluestocking circles' and other more radical intellectual and philosophical thinkers, the book focuses on women such as Catherine Macaulay and Mary Wollstonecraft. These individuals and groups which emerged in the eighteenth century established 'intellectual spaces' for the emergence of women public intellectuals in subsequent centuries. It also examines women public intellectuals in the US including Samantha Power, Anne-Marie Slaughter, Elizabeth Warren, Condoleezza Rice, Susan Rice, Hillary Clinton and Sheryl Sandberg.

Management and Participation in the Public Sphere

By Merviö, Mika Markus
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  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Book Code : 1466685549
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 582
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Book Short Summary:

Public policy has a dynamic effect on multiple facets of modern society. Methods for managing and engaging the public sphere continue to change conceptually across the globe, impacting the ways that governments and citizens interact both within and across borders. Management and Participation in the Public Sphere is a definitive reference source for the latest scholarly research on the interplay of public affairs and the domestic realm, providing innovative methods on managing public policy across various nations, cultures, and governments. Featuring expansive coverage on a multitude of relevant topics in civic involvement, information technology, and modes of government, this publication is a pivotal reference source for researchers, students, and professionals seeking current developments in novel approaches to public policy studies. This publication features timely, research-based chapters on the critical issues of public policy including, but not limited to, archival paradigms, Internet censorship, media control, civic engagement, virtual public spaces, online activism, higher education, and public-private partnerships.

The dark sphere mystery and the quantic box

By Carlos Augusto Nicolai
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  • Publisher : Editora Buqui
  • Book Code : 6586118867
  • Total of Pages : 222
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 293
  • Pdf File: the-dark-sphere-mystery-and-the-quantic-box.pdf

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This book tells the story of Andre's life – one of the protagonists – and talks about a mysterious sphere-shaped meteorite that fell on his farm, in the 1960s. Some days after the meteorite falls, Andre meets a beautiful girl, Julia, who soon becomes to be his girlfriend and to be aware of the big mystery surrounding the meteorite. In secret, they live the most fantastic and unimaginable adventures. Andre and Julia also witness the rise and the truculence of the Brazilian military regime, installed in 1964. Because of that, and attending a request made by their parents, they both decide to live together in the United States of America. Once in America, this wonderful couple starts studying in the Houston University. Andre follow studies Astrophysics and Julia dedicate herself to Geology. This way, with their knowledge combined, they will try solving the mystery of the strange sphere that fell from the sky. During the University study period, they face extremely difficult experiences. But, little by little, as they get to know the sphere special characteristics, they acquire great powers that no human being has ever experienced. However, Andre and Julia always make use of it in the most ethical way possible. Their biggest fear is that such secret becomes public and human greed puts everything to lose. So, if such power to pass by wrong hands, it would certainly be used as a way of domination.

Public Universities and the Public Sphere

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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 0230114709
  • Total of Pages : 229
  • Category : Education
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Public Universities and the Public Sphere argues that two crises facing America - a crisis of public discourse and a crisis of public higher education - are closely connected. Part of the solution, Smith argues in this timely work, to both crises lies in understanding and building on the connection.

The Solitary Sphere in the Age of Virgil

By Aaron J. Kachuck
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 019757906X
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  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Book Short Summary:

The Solitary Sphere in the Age of Virgil uses an enriched tripartite model of Roman culture-touching not only the public and the private, but also the solitary-in order to present a radical re-interpretation of Latin literature and of the historical causes of this third sphere's relative invisibility in scholarship. By connecting Cosmos and Imperium to the Individual, the solitary sphere was not so much a way of avoiding politics, as a political education in itself. As re-imagined by literature in this age literature, this sphere was an essential space for the formation of the new Roman citizen of the Augustan revolution, and was behind many of the notable features of the literary revolution of Virgil's age: the expansion of the possibilities of the book of poetry, the birth of the literary cursus, new coordinations of cosmology and politics within strictly organized schemes, the attraction of first-person genres, and the subjective style. Through close readings of Cicero's late works and the oeuvres of Virgil, Horace, and Propertius and the works of other authors in the age of Virgil, The Solitary Sphere thus presents a revelatory reassessment of the classicism of classical Roman literature, and contributes to the study of pre-modern culture more generally, especially for traditions that have taken antiquity as too fixed a point in their own literary, religious, and cultural histories.

Intermedial Performance and Politics in the Public Sphere

By Katia Arfara,Aneta Mancewicz,Ralf Remshardt
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3319753436
  • Total of Pages : 267
  • Category : Performing Arts
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Book Short Summary:

This volume is a collection of scholarly articles and interviews with intermedial artists working with the concepts of public sphere at the intersection of aesthetics and politics. It explores the response of socially-engaged artistic practices to the current crisis in politics and media. It also critically examines urgent issues such as rampant nationalism and populism, expanding neoliberalism, the refugee crisis, growing inosculations of corporate and cyber culture, and the ongoing geopolitical changes in the Middle East. Can intermedial performances reflect the present artistic and political dilemmas in Europe and beyond? The collection provides theoretical frameworks that interrogate the role that spectators as citizens can play in our mediatized world while focusing on the functions of immersion, participation, and civic engagement in contemporary performance and society. The collection provides analyses by international scholars from Europe, Asia, and the USA, covering global performance created in the twenty-first century. It also introduces interviews with internationally acclaimed intermedial artists and companies such as BERLIN, Rimini Protokoll, Dries Verhoeven, Akira Takayama, and Kris Verdonck.

War and Intervention in the Transnational Public Sphere

By Cathleen Kantner
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317361407
  • Total of Pages : 186
  • Category : Political Science
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The post-Cold War era saw an unexpected increase in intra-state violence against ethnic and religious groups, brutal civil wars and asymmetric conflicts. Those crises posed fundamental questions for the European Union and its member states, to which Europe has so far proven unable to develop satisfactory answers. This book contends that public debates over wars and humanitarian military interventions after the Cold War represent an evolving process of comprehension and collective interpretation of new realities. Employing innovative computer-linguistic methods, it examines the dynamics of this debate across Europe and compares it to that of the United States. In doing so, it argues that transnational political communication has shaped European identity-formation in significant ways and that, in trying to come to terms with important crises and institutional events, shared understandings of Europe have emerged. Looking at evidence from a wide range of countries, including Austria, France, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, and spanning a continuous period of 16 years, this book empirically analyses these shared understandings of the EU as a problem-solving and ethical community. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of international relations, EU politics, security studies, comparative politics, political communication and European integration.

Theatre of the Sphere

By Luis Valdez
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000398676
  • Total of Pages : 198
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 503
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Theatre of the Sphere is Luis Valdez’s exploration of the principles that underlie his innovations as a playwright, teacher, and theatrical innovator. He discusses the unique aesthetic, more than five decades in the making, that defines the work of his group El Teatro Campesino—from shows staged on the backs of flatbed trucks by the participants in the Delano Grape Strike of the 1960s to international megahits like Zoot Suit. Opening with a history of El Teatro Campesino, rich with Valdez’s insights and remembrances, the book’s first part provides context for the development of the Theatre of the Sphere acting method. The second part delivers the conceptual framework for Valdez’s acting theory and practice, situating it in Mayan mathematics and metaphysics. The third part of the book applies this methodology to describe the "viente pasos," the 20-element exercise sequence that comprises the core practice of El Teatro Campesino—strengthening the body, balance, precision, and flexibility but also leadership, collaboration, observation, vulnerability, trust, and expression of passion; of consciousness of time, place, self, community, language, and belief; of honour, faith, morality, and commitment. The book concludes with the full text of Valdez’s poem, "El Buen Actor/El Mal Actor," and a comprehensive bibliography for further study. This is a vital and indispensable text for today’s actor, as well as scholars and students of contemporary theatre, American and Chicano performance, and the process of theatre-making, actor training, and community performance.

Dyson Sphere

By Charles Pellegrino,George Zebrowski
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 0743421299
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 340
  • Pdf File: dyson-sphere.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Two hundred million kilometers across, with a surface area that exceeds that of a quarter-billion worlds, the Dyson sphere is one of the most astounding discoveries the Federation has ever made. Now the U.S.S. Enterprise™ has returned to explore the awesome mysteries of the sphere. Intrigued by what is possibly the greatest archaeological treasure of all time, Captain Jean-Luc Picard hopes to discover the origin of humanoid life throughout the galaxy -- or perhaps the ultimate secret of the Borg. But when a neutron star approaches on a collision course with the sphere, a mission of discovery becomes a desperate race against time. The many sentient species inhabiting the sphere face extinction -- can even the Starship Enterprise save them all?

Transitional Justice and the Public Sphere

By Chrisje Brants,Susanne Karstedt
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1509900187
  • Total of Pages : 360
  • Category : Law
  • Members : 236
  • Pdf File: transitional-justice-and-the-public-sphere.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Transparency is a fundamental principle of justice. A cornerstone of the rule of law, it allows for public engagement and for democratic control of the decisions and actions of both the judiciary and the justice authorities. This book looks at the question of transparency within the framework of transitional justice. Bringing together scholars from across the disciplinary spectrum, the collection analyses the issue from socio-legal, cultural studies and practitioner perspectives. Taking a three-part approach, it firstly discusses basic principles guiding justice globally before exploring courts and how they make justice visible. Finally, the collection reviews the interface between law, transitional justice institutions and the public sphere.

The Sphere Wars

By Joseph Arbour
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  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Book Code : 1525518933
  • Total of Pages : 280
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: the-sphere-wars.pdf

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2084 – In this sequel to The Sphere Conflict, now ten years after that political upheaval, the world is still in turmoil and the question is: “Can it be saved or will everyone perish?” The oceans are dying and have massive garbage swirls. The greatest scientific discovery in history that could save the planet will occur but it might fall into the wrong hands. Geopolitical forces are threatening to annihilate the planet. The world will be introduced to Haley, the first truly sentient AI, but will she be a saviour or a destroyer? The fate and future of the planet depend on Haley and three scientists, Dr Hans Terrefield, to save the oceans and Dr Nathan Ezekiel and Dr Kate Smythe to protect the ultimate scientific discovery. Will they be able to stave off the inevitable crisis that could end life on Earth?

A Feminist Reading of China’s Digital Public Sphere

By Altman Yuzhu Peng
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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Book Code : 3030599698
  • Total of Pages : 134
  • Category : Social Science
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This book makes an original contribution to the field of feminist cultural studies through an analysis of the gender-politics axis established in China’s digital public sphere. While a growing body of literature in contemporary feminist cultural studies has turned attention to the Chinese environment, scholarship remains limited in exploring the intersection of gender and politics in the context of Chinese digital cultures. This book addresses this timely topic. It will appeal to both scholars and students interested in exploring the complex, dynamic interplay between digital cultures, public expressions, as well as representations and perceptions of gender reflected in Chinese Internet users’ everyday communicative practice from a feminist media studies perspective.

The Public Sphere and Media Politics in Malaysia

By Mohd Azizuddin Mohd Sani
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  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Book Code : 1443803863
  • Total of Pages : 245
  • Category : Political Science
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This book analyses Malaysian media from the Jurgen Habermas’ perspectives of “the public sphere” especially from the aspects of bourgeois public sphere, mass press, the commercialisation of the press and refeudalisation. Malaysia has also faced all of those aspects. However, the highlight of this book is the process called defeudalisation. The 2008 General Election has shown that a new public sphere of cyberspace or the Internet and the mobile phone was accessed and utilised significantly and was enough to be used by the opposition in influencing the public to vote them. It became one of the major factors in determining the result of the election which is for the first time the opposition denying the ruling government a two third majority in the parliament and taking control or governing of five states. This new and influential public sphere in Malaysia has reversed the Habermas’ argument of refeudalisation to a process called “Defeudalisation”. However, in creating a civil public sphere for the people to deliberate views, this book also argues that Malaysia needs a responsible media or freedom of the press with social responsibility. This book urges Malaysia to accept the idea or theory of social responsibility and the concept of public journalism in the public sphere. This book is suitable for all interested–politicians, journalists, academia, and students of politics, media studies, laws and Malaysian studies–in the issues of media politics, free press and the role of media in Malaysian society as well as those interested in civil liberties, democratisation, political theory, media theory, law and Malaysian studies.

Book-Men, Book Clubs, and the Romantic Literary Sphere

By Ina Ferris
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137367601
  • Total of Pages : 192
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This book re-reads the tangled relations of book culture and literary culture in the early nineteenth century by restoring to view the figure of the bookman and the effaced history of his book clubs. As outliers inserting themselves into the matrix of literary production rather than remaining within that of reception, both provoked debate by producing, writing, and circulating books in ways that expanded fundamental points of literary orientation in lateral directions not coincident with those of the literary sphere. Deploying a wide range of historical, archival and literary materials, the study combines the history and geography of books, cultural theory, and literary history to make visible a bookish array of alterative networks, genres, and locations that were obscured by the literary sphere in establishing its authority as arbiter of the modern book.

Shaping the Transnational Sphere

By Davide Rodogno,Bernhard Struck,Jakob Vogel
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  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • Book Code : 178238359X
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : History
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In the second half of the nineteenth century a new kind of social and cultural actor came to the fore: the expert. During this period complex processes of modernization, industrialization, urbanization, and nation-building gained pace, particularly in Western Europe and North America. These processes created new forms of specialized expertise that grew in demand and became indispensible in fields like sanitation, incarceration, urban planning, and education. Often the expertise needed stemmed from problems at a local or regional level, but many transcended nation-state borders. Experts helped shape a new transnational sphere by creating communities that crossed borders and languages, sharing knowledge and resources through those new communities, and by participating in special events such as congresses and world fairs.

Hermeneutics, Citizenship, and the Public Sphere

By Roberto Alejandro
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  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Book Code : 0791494438
  • Total of Pages : 291
  • Category : Political Science
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  • Pdf File: hermeneutics-citizenship-and-the-public-sphere.pdf

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This book sheds new light on the question of democratic politics by proposing a hermeneutic conception of citizenship and the public sphere. At the same time, it presents a critique of the postmodern arguments advanced by Richard Rorty, Jean-Francois Lyotard, and Jean Baudrillard. Questioning a dominant interpretation that sees Gadamer’s hermeneutics as the expression of a conservative project, Alejandro argues that it includes an important element of critique that could challenge dominant structures and practices.

Gender and the Fictions of the Public Sphere, 1690-1755

By Anthony Pollock
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1135855900
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 295
  • Pdf File: gender-and-the-fictions-of-the-public-sphere-1690-1755.pdf

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Challenging the longstanding interpretation of the early English public sphere as polite, inclusive, and egalitarian this book re-interprets key texts by representative male authors from the period—Addison, Steele, Shaftesbury, and Richardson—as reactionary responses to the widely-consumed and surprisingly subversive work of women writers such as Mary Astell, Delarivier Manley, and Eliza Haywood, whose political and journalistic texts have up until now received little scholarly consideration. By analyzing a wide range of materials produced between the 1690s to the 1750s, Pollock exposes a literary marketplace characterized less by cool rational discourse and genial consensus than by vehement contestation and struggles for cultural authority, particularly in debates concerning the proper extent of women’s participation in English public life. Utilizing innovative methods of research and analysis the book reveals that even at its moment of inception, there was an immanent critique of the early liberal public sphere being articulated by women writers who were keenly aware of the hierarchies and techniques of exclusion that contradicted their culture’s oft-repeated appeals to the principles of equality and universality.

Spheres of Perception

By Theodore Holtzhausen
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  • Publisher : John Hunt Publishing
  • Book Code : 1785358928
  • Total of Pages : 248
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 813
  • Pdf File: spheres-of-perception.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Our economic system is over-stimulated by the information age. Interconnection aids and abets companies earning trillions and their swift rise to global dominance. The 24-hour wired world has led to increased volatility; negative information, and even an accidental computer glitch can crash the market and create panic. Health, the environment, the welfare of society are pushed to the far edge of national interests. Instead, GDP and short-term monetary profit is prioritised over long-term impact on society and the environment. The world as we know it is set for collapse. Simultaneously, the science of evolution has itself evolved. In as much as “survival of the fittest” has been used to justify harsh, competition behaviour on the part of individuals and corporations, an updated understanding of evolution now tends to tell us a different story. What if written into the code of our DNA and RNA is a guide for telling us how to evolve morally and as a result improve our world and progress our epistemology? From such an understanding emerges new Spheres of Perception.

Universities and the Public Sphere

By Brian Pusser,Ken Kempner,Simon Marginson,Imanol Ordorika
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1136944125
  • Total of Pages : 276
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 377
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Universities have been propelled into the center of the global political economy of knowledge production by a number of factors: mass education, academic capitalism, the globalization of knowledge, the democratization of communication in the era of the Internet, and the emergence of the knowledge and innovation economy. The latest book in the International Studies in Higher Education series, Universities and the Public Sphere addresses the vital role of research universities as global public spheres, sites where public interaction, conversation and deliberation take place, where the nature of the State and private interests can be openly debated and contested. At a time of increased privatization, open markets, and government involvement in higher education, the book also addresses the challenges facing the university in its role as a global public sphere. In this volume, international contributors challenge prevalent views of the global marketplace to create a deeper understanding of higher education's role in knowledge creation and nation building. In nearly every national context the pressures of globalization, neo-liberal economic restructuring, and new managerial imperatives challenge traditional norms of autonomy, academic freedom, access and affordability. The authors in Universities and the Public Sphere argue that universities are uniquely suited to have transformative democratic potential as global public spheres.

Public Sphere in Muslim Societies, The

By Miriam Hoexter,Shmuel N. Eisenstadt,Nehemia Levtzion
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  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Book Code : 0791488616
  • Total of Pages : 202
  • Category : Social Science
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Multidisciplinary examination of the public sphere in “traditional” Muslim society.

Rational Sphere Maps

By John P. D’Angelo
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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Book Code : 3030758095
  • Total of Pages : 233
  • Category : Mathematics
  • Members : 587
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This monograph systematically explores the theory of rational maps between spheres in complex Euclidean spaces and its connections to other areas of mathematics. Synthesizing research from the last forty years, the author aims for accessibility by balancing abstract concepts with concrete examples. Numerous computations are worked out in detail, and more than 100 optional exercises are provided throughout for readers wishing to better understand challenging material. The text begins by presenting core concepts in complex analysis and a wide variety of results about rational sphere maps. The subsequent chapters discuss combinatorial and optimization results about monomial sphere maps, groups associated with rational sphere maps, relevant complex and CR geometry, and some geometric properties of rational sphere maps. Fifteen open problems appear in the final chapter, with references provided to appropriate parts of the text. These problems will encourage readers to apply the material to future research. Rational Sphere Maps will be of interest to researchers and graduate students studying several complex variables and CR geometry. Mathematicians from other areas, such as number theory, optimization, and combinatorics, will also find the material appealing.

I-Vine Spheres

By Hon. Binghi Congo-Nyah
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1481781189
  • Total of Pages : 40
  • Category : History
  • Members : 409
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In the beginning of creation, the world was built on the foundation of The Divine Law of Maat/Kongo, as known by The Great Nile Valley Civilization. This Divine Law gave birth to everything we have today . "I-Vine Spheres" is a book that can help children and adults alike to begin to explore the accurate science of Creation and the complex anatomy of the Whole Spirit (Hidden Life Force/Energy/Vibes). 'I' relates to the Self (Source/Indwelling Divinity/Omnipresent/One Being/Conscience/World Soul/InI). The 'Vine' refers to the interconnection, inter-relation and inter-dependance of all things as fixed by nature within the beautiful cultivation of The I-Vine Spheres of Life. Many religions tell us we are like (made in the image of) The Almighty, but fail to fully explain/simplify what these likenesses are. This Book will show you and your children the 11 aspects of Being which are 'God/Christ like'. This book will outline a simple version of the I-Vine Spheres of Life; Paut Neteru (Cake of the Gods); Enead. The colors given to each sphere are the actual colors relating to that aspect of being or faculty of the spirit. Your children will be able to enrich and spark their inner Self, and gain connection of colors in the mind. Their are activities in this book, and your child will intuitively share with you the colors or activities they favor mostly, and allow you to learn more of your children. The Spirit is a body of Laws governing both the seen (its denser form) and unseen (less dense forms) phenomena. This I-Vine Spheres book will outline the main 11 Laws of the Spirit, and also provide a solid knowledge base and substantial food for the growth/development of impressionable minds. As well as minds that need substantial food to be successful holistically. Throughout all history and time, Afrikan people have used this reality to develop rites of passages (to know self), governments and technology. Principles, morals and astrologicial/cosmic knowledge is transferred via story telling in The Afrikan oral, visual and written traditions. This is the very foundation of the laws/institutes that continue to govern civil societies to this day. In the same way the well known '42 declarations of Maat' were practical expressions/statements/affirmations derived from the 11 main laws of our Being. We could now do better with exemplifying and teaching Divine Law/I-Vine Law, for the redemption and salvation of all people. It proven difficult for soldiers, linguistics and museum curators to explain ancient teachings/concepts of the Kamau (Ancient Egyptian) Sages, Fari (Pharaohs'), Priests, astrologers and prophets. It has been difficult for them to know what the sacred scriptures meant to the great ancient authors of the Afrikan Tradition. Misinterpretation and poor understandings come from numerous invasions, looting and the deliberate destruction of monuments. This book is corrective of such errors in interpretations about the meanings of the sacred sciences of the Whole Spirit/Vibes/Hidden Life Force. This book was inspired by a Rastafari/reggae song called '11 Laws of Maat' recorded by the author under the name Blessed Barak*. Therefore this book has strong elements of Xaymacan (Jamaica) patious and the author has thoughtfully included a dictionary in the book for those who are not so familiar with it. He is quite proud to be able to give a patious reading book to the many children of the Afrikan diaspora who have been carried beyond. Also, due to the globalisation of the Rastafari way of Life, many people of other cultures can enjoy hearing and reading the patious and Rastafari Language. *A complimentary free audio download of the song is available by e-mailing [email protected] (offer ends Feb 2013)

Multifunctional Metallic Hollow Sphere Structures

By Christian Augustin
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 3642004911
  • Total of Pages : 258
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
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Multifunctional Metallic Hollow Sphere Structures are an emerging new material category, belonging like metal foams to the class cellular metals. Thanks to their advantageous mechanical and sound absorbing properties, Multifunctional Metallic Hollow Sphere Structures are very promising for various applications and our technological knowledge makes them ready for industrial usage. This reference gives a complete overview on this new materials class, the fundamentals, the applications and the perspective for future use. It provides the foundations for a profound understanding (production and processing), their physical properties (surface properties and stalility) and applicaltion (in particular for sound absorption and chemical adsorption in structural parts). The book is written for material scientists, product designers and developers as well as academic researches and scientists.

Religion in the Public Sphere

By Solange Lefebvre,Lori G. Beaman
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  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Book Code : 1442617365
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Law
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The place of religion in the public realm is the subject of frequent and lively debate in the media, among academics and policymakers, and within communities. With this edited collection, Solange Lefebvre and Lori G. Beaman bring together a series of case studies of religious groups and practices from all across Canada that re-examine and question the classic distinction between the public and private spheres. Religion in the Public Sphere explores the public image of religious groups, legal issues relating to “reasonable accommodations,” and the role of religion in public services and institutions like health care and education. Offering a wide range of contributions from religious studies, political science, theology, and law, Religion in the Public Sphere presents emerging new models to explain contemporary relations between religion, civil society, the private sector, family, and the state.

European Social Movements and the Transnationalization of Public Spheres

By Angela Bourne
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351024523
  • Total of Pages : 150
  • Category : Political Science
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Many contemporary social movements observe, copy, learn from, coordinate and cooperate with other movements abroad, and some mobilise to influence processes of global governance. Can these transnational dimensions of mobilization transform the territorial scale of political debate on issues of common concern in public spheres? In contrast to many existing studies, which focus on the media as carriers of public sphere transnationalisation, this book presents a theoretical and empirical exploration of the role of social movements in such processes. As ‘arenas’ or subaltern counterpublics in themselves, social movements may provide a setting in which activists come to frame claims in a comparative manner, interact with activists from other countries, frame problems as matters of transnational concerns or consider themselves members of transnational communities. As ‘actors’ social movements may contribute to the transnational transformation of public spheres by directing claims to political authorities beyond the state, claiming to represent transnational constituencies, and focus on similar issues and use similar frames of reference as movements abroad. The book’s case studies addressing efforts to build transnational social movements and transnational dimensions of anti-austerity and prodemocracy movements in Spain, Portugal, Greece, Turkey and Ireland provide contemporary empirical illustrations of such processes at work. The chapters were originally published in a special issue of the Journal of Civil Society.

Spheres

By Laura Hamilton Waxman
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  • Publisher : ABDO
  • Book Code : 1614788588
  • Total of Pages : 24
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
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The 3-D Shapes illustrated nonfiction books provide the first lessons on three-dimensional shapes. In Spheres, rhyming text and creative illustrations draw attention to spheres that are found in the world around us. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Looking Glass Library is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.