The Bridge to Dalmatia

A Search for the Meaning of Place

Author: Francis Violich

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780801855542

Category: Social Science

Page: 351

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Using his own immigrant forebears as example, author Francis Violich weaves together extensive field studies of a dozen Croatian cities, towns, and villages, as well as Croatian writings and archival materials rarely known in English, in his examination of how personal heritage is tied to geographical place. 164 illustrations.

Theoretical Perspectives in Environment-Behavior Research

Underlying Assumptions, Research Problems, and Methodologies

Author: Seymour Wapner,Jack Demick,Hiroufmi Minami,C. Takiji Yamamoto

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306461927

Category: Architecture

Page: 320

View: 2458


Following upon the Handbook of Japan-United States Environment-Behavior Research, published by Plenum in 1997, leading experts review the interrelationships among theory, problem, and method in environment-behavior research. The chapters focus on the philosophical and theoretical assumptions underlying current research and practice in the area and link those assumptions to specific substantive questions and methodologies

Philosophy in an African Place

Author: Bruce B. Janz

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780739136683

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

View: 8132


Philosophy in an African Place shifts the central question of African philosophy from "Is there an African philosophy?" to "What is it to do philosophy in this (African) place?" This book both opens up new questions within the field and also establishes "philosophy-in-place", a mode of philosophy which begins from the places in which concepts have currency and shows how a truly creative philosophy can emerge from focusing on questioning, listening, and attention to difference.

Balkan Wars

Habsburg Croatia, Ottoman Bosnia, and Venetian Dalmatia, 1499–1617

Author: James D. Tracy

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442213604

Category: History

Page: 456

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This history of the western Balkans in the 16th century brings together rich primary research and a masterful synthesis of key work on Habsburg Croatia, Ottoman Bosnia, and Venetian Dalmatia. Tracy offers the first clear assessment of how Austria and Venice, despite their mutual hostility, managed to hold back a seemingly unstoppable Turkish march.

The Routledge Companion to Design Research

Author: Paul Rodgers,Joyce Yee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317636252

Category: Design

Page: 522

View: 5318


The Routledge Companion to Design Research offers a comprehensive examination of design research, celebrating the plurality of design research and the wide range of conceptual, methodological, technological and theoretical approaches evident in contemporary design research. This volume comprises 39 original and high quality design research chapters from contributors around the world, with offerings from the vast array of disciplines in and around modern design praxis, including areas such as industrial and product design, visual communication, interaction design, fashion design, service design, engineering and architecture. The Companion is divided into five distinct sections with chapters that examine the nature and process of design research, the purpose of design research, and how one might embark on design research. They also explore how leading design researchers conduct their design research through formulating and asking questions in novel ways, and the creative methods and tools they use to collect and analyse data. The Companion also includes a number of case studies that illustrate how one might best communicate and disseminate design research through contributions that offer techniques for writing and publicising research. The Routledge Companion to Design Research will have wide appeal to researchers and educators in design and design-related disciplines such as engineering, business, marketing, computing, and will make an invaluable contribution to state-of-the-art design research at postgraduate, doctoral, and post-doctoral levels and teaching across a wide range of different disciplines.

History in Exile

Memory and Identity at the Borders of the Balkans

Author: Pamela Ballinger

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691086972

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

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This text asks what happens to historical memory and cultural identity when state borders undergo radical transformation. Concentrating on Trieste and the Istrian Peninsula it explores displacement from both the viewpoints of the exiles and those who stayed behind.