Author: Jane Wong

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780900575914


Page: 99

View: 3905

Poetry. Asian American Studies. Jane Wong's powerful first book OVERPOUR weaves together seemingly disparate topics such as war and child's play, language and exile, debt, animals and nature. By doing so, Wong creates a space between—for the reader to enter. At the same time, by creating this space, she makes a space for possibility. For instance, in her poem "Filed Notes Toward War," Wong writes "The war is not over. / The streets are lined with little lamps of snow, / melting. Water pours without end. / There is a swan bathing in my mouth." Montage-like, the poems are also a kind of philosophy by which I mean they are curious. They ask questions of the world. Not afraid of being earnest, Wong's voice is both playful and cerebral, weaving in and out of the world—its wars and its violence, poverty and alienation—making a beautiful and smart, strange and new, word elixir.


Interviews with Directors from Classical Hollywood to Contemporary Iran

Author: Gary Morris

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781843313137

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 370

View: 4204

‘Action!’ presents nineteen outstanding interviews with directors past and present, from around the world, working in a variety of genres, budgets and production environments from major studios to indie and DIY. The result is a vibrant group portrait of the filmmaking art, a kind of festival in words that explores everything from the enormous creative and personal satisfactions to the challenges and frustrations of the process.

Third-millennium Heart

Author: Ursula Andkjær Olsen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783943196450

Category: Danish poetry

Page: 209

View: 542

Third-Millennium Heart is a collection of poetry meticulously interweaving biological systems with architectural annexes, mythological compositions and linguistic logics, while mercilessly turning the most intimate chambers of the body inside out and exposing the heart as a very public and thoroughly political arena.


Author: Rowland Stout

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773585532

Category: Philosophy

Page: 176

View: 9412

By focusing on the idea that agency involves causal sensitivity to reasons, Rowland Stout shows how agency is one of the most useful ways into the philosophy of mind: if one can understand what it is to be a free and rational agent, then one can understand what it is to be a conscious subject of experience. Some of the questions considered include: Is all action intentional action? Is intentional action characterized by its relation with possible justification? Do beliefs motivate actions or do facts? What is the nature of the causal process of acting? Are intentions independent components in the explanation of action?

In Action

Measuring Return on Investment

Author: Jack J. Phillips

Publisher: American Society for Training and Development

ISBN: 9781562862886

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 254

View: 8762

Measuring Return on Investment, Volume 3, presents a variety of approaches to evaluating training and performance improvement programs in HRD. Most of the cases focus on evaluation at the ultimate levelROI. Collectively, the cases offer a wide range of settings, methods, techniques, strategies, and approaches. Although most of the programs focus on training and development, others include organization development and performance management. As a group, these cases represent a rich source of information about the strategies of some of the best practitioners, consultants, and researchers in the field.

On Action

Author: Carl Ginet

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521388184

Category: Philosophy

Page: 159

View: 4343

A sophisticated account of the individuation of actions propounds a challenging version of the view that freedom of action is incompatible with determinism as well.

Where the Action is

The Foundations of Embodied Interaction

Author: Paul Dourish

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262541787

Category: Computers

Page: 233

View: 2821

The philosophical underpinnings of human-computer interaction and their consequences for future design.

Action Theory

Methodological Studies

Author: Helmut Staubmann

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783825875022

Category: Social Science

Page: 228

View: 3324

The volume explores the legacy of the general theory of action in order to exploit it for contemporary debates on the methodology of the social sciences. It includes the important but so far unpublished Parsons manuscript "The Sociology of Knowledge and the History of Ideas" and essays by Thomas Fararo (University of Pittsburgh): "On the Foundations of Action Theory"; Victor Lidz (Drexel University) and Harold Bershady (University of Pennsylvania): "Parsons' Tacit Metatheory"; Giuseppe Sciortino (Universit degli studi di Trento): "Toward a Structural Theory of Social Pluralism"; David Sciulli (Texas A&M University): "Reformulating Parsons' Theory for Comparative Research Today"; Helmut Staubmann (University of Innsbruck): "The Affective Structure of the Social World." Helmut Staubmann is professor at the Institute for Sociology at the Leopold-Franzens-University, Innsbruck (Austria).

Action Research: The Challenges Of Changing And Researching Practice

The Challenges of Understanding and Changing Practice

Author: Townsend, Andrew

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335244432

Category: Education

Page: 154

View: 5134

How can practice be understood and developed? What part can action research play in that process? What principles lie at the heart of action research and how can they be adopted? How can action research bring about democratic and collaborative changes to practice? These and other questions are answered in this book which offers both a practical step-by-step guide to action research and an examination of the underlying principles and challenges. Action research as an approach aims to generate knowledge and achieve principled change. This book explores the overarching features and a variety of models of action research to provide advice, guidance, and support on its conduct and to identify challenges that may arise, with a focus on understanding and changing practice as a result. Throughout the book examples of action research illustrate each of the stages of action research so that you can see how action research has been conducted and applied in practice, and how this relates to the principles and practices of action research discussed in the book. Conducting action research can present a number of challenges. This book includes reflection points on the challenges posed, as well as advice on how these challenges may be addressed in order to achieve embedded and sustainable change. "The book to recommend to your students to help them understand how action research has developed as a form of inquiry and support them to plan their own studies. By clearly setting out the principles that underpin the process, and by linking to examples of how others have carried out research across a range of professions, it goes beyond being a basic introductory text and provides them with multiple routes into this complex and challenging area. Whether you are a novice or experienced researcher this book will provide you with new ways of thinking and challenge your conceptions about the theory and practice of action research. Drawing on a wide range of theoretical and practical resources it will help you position yourself amongst the various influences that have shaped the area. The clearly laid out chapters provide you with a step by step process to designing an action research project. At each stage it provides links to key constructs and examples that will help you clarify your thinking and support as you implement your study." Professor Mark Hadfield, Director, Centre for Developmental and Applied Research in Education, University of Wolverhampton, UK "This book fully embraces the 'glorious and challenging diversity of action research' and is essential reading for anyone interested in undertaking any form of educational research. Written by a passionate exponent of action research, this book provides an excellent introduction into the topic and develops a number of key issues about the nature and context of action research. The author provides a detailed discussion of the current debate and goes on to deal with the practical challenges involved in the development of action research projects. Well written, in a challenging and accessible style, Action Research makes a major contribution to the improvement of teaching and learning that lies at the heart of action research." Ian Abbott, Director, Institute of Education, University of Warwick, UK "This refreshing new book will prove invaluable to teachers embarking on Masters-level Action Research studies. By drawing widely on scholarship to illuminate the practical challenges and problematic issues arising for practitioner-researchers, this book operates as a guide, a resource and also as a stimulating companion through the research process; it encourages readers to design and to refine action research approaches that meet the needs of their learners and the wider community. It will help teachers to redefine their practices and to confidently establish themselves as principled andprofessional teacher-researchers." Dr Andy Convery, University of Sunderland, UK "This book is a rich and useful text both for those wanting to explore the practice of action research and the key ideas underpinning it as an approach. Andrew Townsend brings much experience as a researcher, thinker and developer of action research in educational settings to this book." Professor Colleen McLaughlin, University of Cambridge (moving to Sussex) "I have recommended this book for practitioners on the action research programme we carry out. It is much more than a how to guide; it raises the fundamental questions about the nature of action research. One of its key strengths is that it discusses the tensions within action research in a critical manner and invites readers to reach their own conclusions. It succeeds admirably in its aim of appealing to a broad readership, including those new to action research or those wanting to know more about it." Mick Hammond, University of Warwick, UK

Sociology in Action

Author: Kathleen Odell Korgen,Maxine P. Atkinson

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506345891

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

View: 3168

Wake up your introductory sociology classes! Sociology in Action helps your students learn sociology by doing sociology. Sociology in Action will inspire your students to do sociology through real-world activities designed to ignite their sociological imaginations. This innovative new text immerses students in an active learning experience that emphasizes hands-on work, application, and learning by example. Each chapter explains sociology's key concepts and theories and pairs that foundational coverage with a series of carefully developed learning activities and thought-provoking questions. You choose the activities that will best engage your students, fit the format of your course, and meet your course goals.

Paul Ricoeur

The Hermeneutics of Action

Author: Paul Ricœur,Richard Kearney

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761951391

Category: Philosophy

Page: 213

View: 8117

Paul Ricoeur's work is of seminal importance to the development of hermeneutics, phenomenology and ideology critique in the human sciences. This major volume assembles leading scholars to address and explain the significance of this extraordinary body of work. Opening with three key essays from Ricoeur himself, the book offers a fascinating tour of his work ranging across topics such as the hermeneutics of action, narrative force, the other and deconstruction while discussing his work in the context of such contemporary figures as including Heidegger, L[ac]evinas, Arendt and Gadamer. Paul Ricoeur is also published as Volume 21 Issue 5//6 of Philosophy and Social Criticism.

Action Learning

A Practitioner's Guide

Author: Beaty, Liz (Head, Staff Development Unit, University of Coventry),McGill, Ian

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135381291

Category: Education

Page: 276

View: 5435

Action learning is a method of learning that takes place in a group - of colleagues or students. It is widely used in a wide number of educational fields, particularly where learning in groups is appropriate. Action learning is established in both higher education and in professional learning and training situations. First published in 1995, this is a guide to using action learning techniques successfully.;Written by two leading figures in the field, this revised edition retains the same practical guidebook approach to how action learning works. Key points include being a facilitator of action learning, and running workshops for a variety of situations, including higher education, organizational change and professional development.

Paradiplomacy in Action

The Foreign Relations of Subnational Governments

Author: Francisco Aldecoa,Michael Keating

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780714649719

Category: Political Science

Page: 223

View: 1970

Offering a general view of the development of subnational foreign action around the world, this work covers topics such as the repercussions upon subnational autonomy of the progressive consistution of international regimes such as the EU, NAFTA and APEC.

Diversity in Action

Managing the Mosaic

Author: R. S. Kandola,Johanna Fullerton

Publisher: CIPD Publishing

ISBN: 9780852927427

Category: Discrimination in employment

Page: 186

View: 5694

This second edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to incorporate the latest research in the area.

Structures of Social Action

Author: J. Maxwell Atkinson,John Heritage

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521318624

Category: History

Page: 446

View: 7311

These essays reflects fresh developments in the increasingly influential field of conversation analysis.


Visible Action as Utterance

Author: Adam Kendon

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521542937

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 400

View: 7610

Gesture, or visible bodily action that is seen as intimately involved in the activity of speaking, has long fascinated scholars and laymen alike. Written by a leading authority on the subject, this 2004 study provides a comprehensive treatment of gesture and its use in interaction, drawing on the analysis of everyday conversations to demonstrate its varied role in the construction of utterances. Adam Kendon accompanies his analyses with an extended discussion of the history of the study of gesture - a topic not dealt with in any previous publication - as well as exploring the relationship between gesture and sign language, and how the use of gesture varies according to cultural and language differences. Set to become the definitive account of the topic, Gesture will be invaluable to all those interested in human communication. Its publication marks a major development, both in semiotics and in the emerging field of gesture studies.

Collective Action and Community

Public Arenas and the Emergence of Communalism in North India

Author: Sandria B. Freitag

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520064393

Category: History

Page: 328

View: 6042



The Action Movie A-Z

Author: Marshall Julius

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253210913

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

View: 7579

"... Julius has something entertaining to say about every film. A treat for browsers..." --KLIATT "... where do you turn for a fair review of an action movie -- complete with all the background info you'd want to know? One place: this new reference." --Movie/Entertainment Book Club More than 250 of today's blockbusters, plus revered classics of past action movies, are rated and reviewed with detailed credit lists, behind-the-scenes information, biographies of leading action stars, and entries on themes, such as best car chases, shootouts, etc. Also includes an action movie trivia quiz.

The Emperor's Last Command

Problem-Solving in Action

Author: N.A

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 1615333258


Page: 32

View: 2391

When a tidal wave threatens the island, the eight castaway monkeys take refuge in high mountain caves and finally discover the secret of the island and the roles they have been chosen to play as its new rulers.