Bodies in Action and Symbolic Forms

Author: Horst Bredekamp,Marion Lauschke,Alex Arteaga

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3050061405

Category: Art

Page: 313

View: 8498


Forschungen zur verkorperten Intelligenz und zu den symbolischen Vermittlungen des menschlichen Geistes werden bislang zumeist in getrennten Disziplinen betrieben. Die aus der Kulturphilosophie, Kunst- und Bildwissenschaft, Theologie, Medizin, Psychiatrie, Psychologie und Kognitionswissenschaft stammenden Beitrage des Bandes vereint jedoch das gemeinsame Ziel, einen umfassenden Begriff von Verkorperung zu entwickeln, der die Grenzziehung zwischen kulturalistischen und naturalistischen Ansatzen uberwindet."

Narratives in Action

A Strategy for Research and Analysis

Author: Stanton Emerson Fisher Wortham

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807740750

Category: Psychology

Page: 183

View: 1363


This work tells how narrative self-construction happens in part through the interactional power of narrative discourse, as narrators enact characteristic types of social events, with their audiences, while telling their stories.

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: 7612


"This book offers a general view of the most prominent aspects in the development of foreign action around the world, dealing with topics such as the repercussions upon subnational autonomy of the progressive constitution of diverse international regimes - the European Union, NAFTA, APEC - or the complex relations between growing subnational foreign action and the contemporary conditions for the formulation and implementation of foreign policy in federal and quasifederal states."--Jacket.

Organizations in Action

Social Science Bases of Administrative Theory

Author: James D. Thompson

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412813877

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 5504


Organizations act, but what determines how and when they will act? There is precedent for believing that the organization is but an extension of one or a few people, but this is a deceptively simplified approach and, in reality, makes any generalization in organizational theory enormously difficult. Modern-day organizations—manufacturing firms, hospitals, schools, armies, community agencies—are extremely complex in nature, and several strategies, employing a variety of disciplines, are needed to gain a proper understanding of them. Organizations in Action is a classic multidisciplinary study of the behavior of complex organizations as entities. Previous books on the subject focused on the behavior of people in organizational contexts, but this volume considers individual behavior only to the extent that it helps explain the nature of organizations. James D. Thompson offers ninety-five distinct propositions about the behavior of organizations, all relevant regardless of the culture in which they are found. Thompson classifies organizations according to their technologies and environments. That organizations must meet and handle uncertainty is central to his thesis. Organizations in Action is firmly grounded in concepts and theories in the social and behavioral sciences. While it does not offer an actual theory of administration, the book successfully extends the scientific base upon which any emerging administrative theory must rest. This classic work is of continuing value to organizational and management specialists, behavioral scientists, sociologists, administrators, and policymakers.

Science in Action

How to Follow Scientists and Engineers Through Society

Author: Bruno Latour

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674792913

Category: Social Science

Page: 274

View: 9279


From weaker to stronger rhetoric : literature - Laboratories - From weak points to strongholds : machines - Insiders out - From short to longer networks : tribunals of reason - Centres of calculation.

Baseball in Action

Author: Sarah Dann,John Crossingham

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780778701637

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 2167


Introduces the techniques, equipment, rules, and safety requirements of baseball.

Reflection in Action

Developing Reflective Practice in Health and Social Services

Author: Bairbre Redmond

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754633563

Category: Medical

Page: 163

View: 6544


Focusing on the areas of health, social care and education, this original and informative volume outlines a reflective teaching and learning model that can be used with single- or multi-disciplinary groups of students and professionals. It offers an overview of the origins of the different theories of reflection and explains how different levels of reflection can be understood and incorporated into everyday teaching and training. situations, it also includes examples of how these techniques have been successfully used with groups of professionals from health and social care areas. This is a well-researched guide to both the theory and the practice of reflection, and it also offers those who teach and train professionals a clearly delineated reflective model for use in the classroom or professional training environment.

The Open Method of Co-ordination in Action

The European Employment and Social Inclusion Strategies

Author: Jonathan Zeitlin,Philippe Pochet,Lars Magnusson

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9789052012803

Category: Political Science

Page: 511

View: 8029


The contributors in this volume examine the practical operations, at national and subnational levels, of the European Employment and Social Inclusion Strategies, which are the most important examples of the Open Method of Co-ordination as a new instrument of EU governance.

TQM in Action

A practical approach to continuous performance improvement

Author: R.J. Pike,R.J. Barnes

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780412715303

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 384

View: 9543


The aim of this book is to help practising managers to develop and implement a strategy for the introduction of total quality management within their own organisations. TQM in Action, Second Edition provides a practical step-by-step guide to stages, key considerations and potential pitfalls of implementation. This book provides a template for implementation which will help managers to get started and keep the process going.

Culture in Action

Studies in Membership Categorization Analysis

Author: Stephen Hester,Peter Eglin

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761805847

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 193

View: 1338


This collection of new studies in ethnomethodology addresses sociology's classical questions by developing that strand of ethnomethodological inquiry dealing with membership categorization. This book provides detailed studies of members' use of membership categories across various settings from the O.J. Simpson trial, via TV commercials and news headlines, to school staff and referral meetings. The studies show that category use is occasional, that culture is always internal to action; accordingly sociology's key theoretical problems and substantive areas are re-specified in terms of members' methods of membership categorization. This is the first collection of original, unpublished studies by internationally renowned practitioners of ethnomethodology of members' uses of the descriptive resources of language to describe persons. Co-published with The International Institute for Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis.