Runaway World

Author: Anthony Giddens

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1847651038

Category: Political Science

Page: 140

View: 668

'Before the current global era it is impossible to imagine that comparable events [like September 11] could have occurred, reflecting as they do our new-found interdependence. The rise of global terrorism, like world-wide networks involving in money-laundering, drug-running and other forums of organised crime, are all parts of the dark side of globalisation.' From the new Preface This book is based on the highly influential BBC Reith lecture series on globalisation delivered in 1999 by Anthony Giddens. Now updated with a new chapter addressing the post-September 11th global landscape, this book remains the intellectual benchmark on how globalisation is reshaping our lives. The changes are explored in five main chapters: * Globalisation * Risk * Tradition * Family * Democracy.

Runaway World

How Globalisation is Reshaping Our Lives

Author: Anthony Giddens

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1861974299

Category: Globalization

Page: 104

View: 4150

A new edition of the best short introduction to globalisation

Runaway World

Author: Michael Green

Publisher: IVP Books

ISBN: 9780877846888

Category: Apologetics

Page: 128

View: 9349


The Runaway World

Author: Stanton Arthur Coblentz

Publisher: N.A


Category: Science fiction, American

Page: 224

View: 4205


Reclaiming Universities from a Runaway World

Author: Melanie Walker,Jon Nixon

Publisher: Open University Press

ISBN: 9780335228256

Category: Education

Page: 220

View: 9926

· What is the current state of higher education internationally? · How may we construct an alternative vision for higher education? · What might such an alternative look like? Within the knowledge economy, higher education has expanded and changed through policies and practices of audit, performativity and ‘market’ values. In the face of such shifts, Reclaiming Universities from a Runaway World contributes to a timely and important debate around the civic function and democratic values of universities. The book is divided into three parts: · ‘Dark Times’ critiques the effects of contemporary higher education on professional life, research and curricula. · ‘Languages of Reconstruction’ explores alternative conceptualisations of what universities and higher learning are for, reaffirming difference, deliberative dialogue and the intrinsic goods of learning. The book argues that different languages enable different ways of thinking about university life. · ‘Pointing to Hope’ builds upon the foundations of the previous section to demonstrate how practices in pedagogy, new technologies, management, research and scholarship can be developed. This book offers a compelling and workable new vision for higher education. It is unique in bringing together critique with alternative ways of thinking about and doing higher education, providing theoretical and empirical grounding and focusing on international issues. With its international authorship, it provides insight for anyone interested in debates about the directions of higher education, including students, researchers, higher education managers and policy makers.

Whoever controls your eyeballs runs the world

Visualisierung von Kunst und Gewalt im Werk von Don DeLillo

Author: Julia Apitzsch

Publisher: V&R unipress GmbH

ISBN: 3899718496

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 522

View: 2408

The works of Don DeLillo's give a seismographic account of the cultural political situation and offer complex insights into American culture. Julia Apitzsch examines the thematic and aesthetic function of the visual representation of history and cultural reality in DeLillo's novels. DeLillo's portrayals of key events in American history are violent and traumatic. Their visualisation has burned them into the American collective memory. DeLillo critically examines the mechanisms of power and significance of images and sounds out the various possibilities of creatively reclaiming control through language, by translating the flood of images into literary motifs. Especially traumatic events such as the terrorist attacks of 11th September, which generated an overwhelming torrent of images, show that as an interpreter of images, the author is more important than ever. English and German text.


Key Thinkers

Author: Andrew Jones

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745643221

Category: Political Science

Page: 263

View: 6225

Globalization: Key Thinkers offers a critical commentary on the leading thinkers in the contemporary globalization debate, as well as new arguments about the future direction of globalization thinking. The book guides the reader through the key arguments of leading thinkers, explaining their place in the wider globalization debate and evaluating their critical reception. Eleven thematic chapters focus on one or two key thinkers covering every aspect of the globalization debate including the theoretical arguments of Anthony Giddens and Manuel Castells, to the positive arguments of Thomas Friedman and Martin Wolf and the reforming ideas of Joseph Stiglitz. Other chapters variously address the ideas of Immanuel Wallerstein, Arjun Appadurai, Paul Hirst, Naomi Klein, Grahame Thompson, David Held, Anthony McGrew, Michael Hardt, Antonio Negri, Saskia Sassen and Peter Dicken. Each chapter also provides some carefully selected recommendations for further reading for the thinkers discussed. The book ends with a concluding chapter that examines how thinking about globalization is likely to develop in future. Whilst individual chapters can stand alone, the book is designed as a whole to enhance the reader′s understanding of how different thinkers′ ideas relate and contrast to each other.

Tropes and Territories

Short Fiction, Postcolonial Readings, Canadian Writings in Context

Author: Marta Dvorak,W.H. New

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773575715

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 384

View: 2020

Tropes and Territories demonstrates how current debates in postcolonial criticism bear on the reading, writing, and status of short fiction. These debates, which hinge on competing definitions of "trope" (motif vs rhetorical turn) and "territory" (political or aesthetic), lead to studies of space, place, influence, and writing and reading practices across cultural divides. The essays also explore the character of diasporic writing, the cultural significance of oral tale-telling, and interconnections between socio/political issues and strategies of style.

Education as Dialogue

Moral and Pedagogical Choices for a Runaway World

Author: Robin J. Alexander

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780954694326

Category: Communication in education

Page: 43

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Anthony Giddens


Author: Jörn Lamla

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 9783593371399

Category: Sociology

Page: 172

View: 9791



Institutionalized Individualism and Its Social and Political Consequences

Author: Ulrich Beck

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761961123

Category: Social Science

Page: 221

View: 7150

Individualization argues that we are in the midst of a fundamental change in the nature of society and politics. This change hinges around two processes: globalization and individualization. The book demonstrates that individualization is a structural characteristic of highly differentiated societies, and does not imperil social cohesion, but actually makes it possible. Ulrich Beck and Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim argue that it is vital to distinguish between the neo-liberal idea of the free-market individual and the concept of individualization. The result is the most complete discussion of individualization currently available, showing how individualization relates to basic social rights and also paid employment; and concluding that in

Flüchtige Zeiten

Leben in der Ungewissheit

Author: Zygmunt Bauman

Publisher: Hamburger Edition HIS

ISBN: 3868545697

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

View: 408

Wir leben in einer Welt des Übergangs von der "festen" zur "flüssigen" Moderne. Unsicherheit und Ungewissheit prägen den Alltag vieler Menschen, denen ohne stabile gesellschaftliche Formen und Institutionen ein Bezugsrahmen sowohl für ihr Handeln als auch für langfristige Lebenspläne fehlt und die sich gezwungen sehen, ihr Leben aus einer endlosen Abfolge von kurzfristigen Projekten und Episoden zusammenzuflicken. Konzepte wie "Karriere" oder "Fortschritt" können nur noch von wenigen aktiv verfolgt werden, und "in Sicherheit zu leben" bedeutet schon heute vielerorts - vorausgesetzt, man kann es sich leisten -, bewacht zu werden und abgeschottet zu sein von den Wirren der globalen Megacitys, von Armut und dem "menschlichen Abfall". Der renommierte Soziologe Zygmunt Bauman erkundet in diesem Band die endemische Unsicherheit, die unser heutiges Leben formt. In "flüchtigen Zeiten" wird dem Individuum ein sehr hohes Maß an Flexibilität und Anpassungsfähigkeit abverlangt und die permanente Bereitschaft, Taktiken zu ändern, Verpflichtungen und Loyalitäten ohne Bedauern fallenzulassen und Gelegenheiten je nach kurzfristiger Verfügbarkeit zu ergreifen. Leben bedeutet mit der Ungewissheit umzugehen.

Runaway World

Author: N.A

Publisher: Gramedia Pustaka Utama

ISBN: 9789796864928


Page: N.A

View: 381


Die englische Freundin


Author: Tracy Chevalier

Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag

ISBN: 3641127823

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 2331

Als die Sklavenfrage Amerika entzweite – ein großer Frauenroman von Bestsellerautorin Tracy Chevalier Die junge Quäkerin Honor verlässt 1850 aus Liebeskummer ihre Heimat, um in Amerika ein neues Leben zu beginnen. Doch schon kurz nach ihrer Ankunft wird sie von einer harten Realität eingeholt, die Frage der Sklaverei spaltet die Nation. Zu ihrer einzigen Vertrauten wird die temperamentvolle Hutmacherin Belle. Dass sich ausgerechnet der Sklavenjäger Donovan für Honor interessiert, bringt sie in eine schwierige Lage, und sie muss sich zwischen schönen Worten und mutigem Handeln entscheiden.

The Columbia History of American Television

Author: Gary R. Edgerton

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231121652

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 493

View: 9186

Richly researched and engaging, The Columbia History of American Television tracks the growth of TV into a convergent technology, a global industry, a social catalyst, a viable art form, and a complex and dynamic reflection of the American mind and character. Renowned media historian Gary R. Edgerton follows the technological progress and increasing cultural relevance of television from its prehistory (before 1947) to the Network Era (1948-1975) and the Cable Era (1976-1994). He considers the remodeling of television's look and purpose during World War II; the gender, racial, and ethnic components of its early broadcasts and audiences; its transformation of postwar America; and its function in the political life of the country. In conclusion, Edgerton takes a discerning look at our current Digital Era and the new forms of instantaneous communication that continue to change America's social, political, and economic landscape.

Journey into Islam

The Crisis of Globalization

Author: Akbar Ahmed

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 0815701330

Category: Religion

Page: 323

View: 3144

Globalization, the war on terror, and Islamic fundamentalism—followed closely by a rise in Islamophobia—have escalated tensions between Western nations and the Muslim world. Yet internationally renowned Islamic scholar Akbar Ahmed believes that through dialogue and understanding, these cultures can coexist peacefully and respectfully. That hope and belief result in an extraordinary journey. To learn what Muslims think and how they really view America, Ahmed traveled to the three major regions of the Muslim world the Middle East, South Asia, and East Asia. Journey into Islam: The Crisis of Globalization is the riveting story of his search for common ground. His absorbing narrative and personal photos bring the reader on a tour of Islam and its peoples. Ahmed sought to understand the experiences and perceptions of ordinary Muslims. Visiting mosques, madrassahs, and universities, he met with people ranging from Pakastan President Pervez Musharraf to prime ministers, princes, sheikhs, professors, and students. He observed, listened, and asked them questions. For example, who inspires them? What are they reading? How do the Internet and international media impact their lives? How do they view America, the West, and changes in society? Ahmed's anthropological expedition enjoyed extensive access to women and youths, revealing unique information on large yet often misunderstood populations. Lamentably, he found high levels of anti-Americanism and anti-Semitism and a widespread perception that Islam is under attack from the West. But he also brought back reason for hope. He returned from his groundbreaking travels both impressed with the concerned, kind nature of the individuals he encountered and invigorated with the vitality and passion they displayed. Journey into Islam makes a powerful plea for forming friendships across religion, race, and tradition to create lasting peace between Islam and the West.

Essays on Pedagogy

Author: Robin Alexander

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136027823

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 7960

Seven authoritative contributions to the emerging field of pedagogy and to comparative, cultural and policy studies in education. A must for those who want to do more than merely comply with received versions of ‘best practice’. Pedagogy is at last gaining the attention in English-speaking countries which it has long enjoyed elsewhere. But is it the right kind of attention? Do we still tend to equate pedagogy with teaching technique and little more? Now that governments, too, have become interested in it, is pedagogy a proper matter for public policy and official prescription? In Essays on Pedagogy, Robin Alexander brings together some of his most powerful recent writing, drawing on research undertaken in Britain and other countries, to illustrate his view that to engage properly with pedagogy we need to apply cultural, historical and international perspectives, as well as evidence on how children most effectively learn and teachers most productively teach. The book includes chapters on a number of themes, expertly woven together: the politicisation of school and classroom life and the trend towards a pedagogy of compliance; the benefits and hazards of international comparison; pedagogical dichotomies old and new, and how to avoid them; how education and pedagogy might respond to a world in peril; the rare and special chemistry of the personal and the professional which produces outstanding teaching; the scope and character of pedagogy itself, as a field of enquiry and action. For those who see teachers as thinking professionals, rather than as technicians who merely comply with received views of ‘best practice’, this book will open minds while maintaining a practical focus. For student teachers it will provide a framework for their development. Its strong and consistent international perspective will be of interest to educational comparativists, but is also an essential response to globalisation and the predicaments now facing humanity as a whole.

Essays on Pedagogy

Author: Robin J. Alexander

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415454824

Category: Education

Page: 212

View: 9125

In 'Essays on Pedagogy', Robin Alexander brings together some of his most powerful writing, drawing on his research in Britain and other countries over the past two decades.