A Participatory Approach to Modern Geometry

Author: Jay Kappraff

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company

ISBN: 9814556726

Category: Mathematics

Page: 272

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This book aims to make the subject of geometry and its applications easy and comfortable to understand by students majoring in mathematics or the liberal arts, architecture and design. It can be used to teach students at different levels of computational ability and there is also sufficient novel material to interest students at a higher cognitive level. While the book goes deeply into the applications of geometry, it contains much introductory material which up to now may not have been known to the student. The constructive approach using compass and straightedge engages students, not just on an intellectual level, but also at a tactile level. This may be the only rigorous book offering geometry that attempts to engage students outside of the mathematics discipline.
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Media and Participation

A Site of Ideological-democratic Struggle

Author: Nico Carpentier

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1841504076

Category: Social Science

Page: 405

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Discusses participatory processes within the media. By looking at a diversity of media (television, radio, print, web, photography, but also museums), this book focuses on the process of participation itself, and shows how complex and difficult it is for media organisations to uphold their democratic-communicative role.
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Governing Modern Societies

Towards Participatory Governance

Author: Hubert Heinelt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135151814

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

View: 9643

This book explores democracy beyond the governmental structures and focuses on participatory governance in particular. It demonstrates that we need to change the way we think about democracy and our notion of democracy has to be re-conceptualised.
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The Dialogical Spirit

Christian Reason and Theological Method in the Third Millennium

Author: Amos Yong

Publisher: James Clarke & Co

ISBN: 0227904346

Category: Religion

Page: 352

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Contemporary proposals for Christian theology from post-liberalism to Radical Orthodoxy and beyond have espoused their own methodological paradigms. Those who have ventured into this domain of theological method, however, have usually had to stake their claims vis-à-vis trends in what may be called the contemporary "post-al" age, whether of the post-modern, post-Christendom, post-Enlightenment, post-Western, or post-colonial varieties. This volume is unique among offerings in this arena in suggesting a way forward that engages on each of these fronts, and does so from a particularistic Christian perspective without giving up on Christian theology's traditional claims to universality. This is accomplished through the articulation of a distinctive dialogical methodology informed by both Pentecostalism and Evangelicalism, one rooted in the Christian salvation-history narrative of Incarnation and Pentecost that is yet open to the world in its many and various cultural, ethnic, religious, and disciplinary discourses. Amos Yong here engages with twelve different interlocutors representing different ecumenical, religious, and disciplinary perspectives. 'The Dialogical Spirit' thus not only proffers a model for Christian theological method suitable for the twenty-first century global context but also exemplifies this methodological approach through its interactions across the contemporary scholarly, inter-religious, and theological landscape.
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The urban scene and the history of the future

proceedings of the ACSA European Conference, London, 1994

Author: Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 332

View: 2974

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Erotic Triangles

Sundanese Dance and Masculinity in West Java

Author: Henry Spiller

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226769607

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

View: 8107

In West Java, Indonesia, all it takes is a woman’s voice and a drum beat to make a man get up and dance. Every day, men there—be they students, pedicab drivers, civil servants, or businessmen—breach ordinary standards of decorum and succumb to the rhythm at village ceremonies, weddings, political rallies, and nightclubs. The music the men dance to varies from traditional gong ensembles to the contemporary pop known as dangdut, but they consistently dance with great enthusiasm. In Erotic Triangles, Henry Spiller draws on decades of ethnographic research to explore the reasons behind this phenomenon, arguing that Sundanese men use dance to explore and enact contradictions in their gender identities. Framing the three crucial elements of Sundanese dance—the female entertainer, the drumming, and men’s sense of freedom—as a triangle, Spiller connects them to a range of other theoretical perspectives, drawing on thinkers from Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Lévi-Strauss, and Freud to Euclid. By granting men permission to literally perform their masculinity, Spiller ultimately concludes, dance provides a crucial space for both reinforcing and resisting orthodox gender ideologies.
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Encyclopedia of Phenomenology

Author: Lester Embree

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401588813

Category: Philosophy

Page: 765

View: 7220

This encyclopedia presents phenomenological thought and the phenomenological movement within philosophy and within more than a score of other disciplines on a level accessible to professional colleagues of other orientations as well as to advanced undergraduate and graduate students. Entries average 3,000 words. In practically all cases, they include lists of works "For Further Study." The Introduction briefly chronicles the changing phenomenological agenda and compares phenomenology with other 20th Century movements. The 166 entries are a baut matters of seven sorts: ( 1) the faur broad tendencies and periods within the phenomenological movement; (2) twenty-three national traditions ofphenomenology; (3) twenty-two philosophical sub-disciplines, including those referred to with the formula "the philosophy of x"; (4) phenomenological tendencies within twenty-one non-philosophical dis ciplines; (5) forty major phenomenological topics; (6) twenty-eight leading phenomenological figures; and (7) twenty-seven non-phenomenological figures and movements ofinteresting sim ilarities and differences with phenomenology. Conventions Concern ing persons, years ofbirth and death are given upon first mention in an entry ofthe names of deceased non-phenomenologists. The names of persons believed tobe phenomenologists and also, for cross-referencing purposes, the titles of other entries are printed entirely in SMALL CAPITAL letters, also upon first mention. In addition, all words thus occurring in all small capital letters are listed in the index with the numbers of all pages on which they occur. To facilitate indexing, Chinese, Hungarian, and Japanese names have been re-arranged so that the personal name precedes the family name.
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Discussion Paper

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Developing countries

Page: N.A

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Das hier ist Wasser

Author: David Foster Wallace

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462305190

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 20

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Noch vor der Buchausgabe (im Frühjahr 2012) erscheint der Essay „Das hier ist Wasser“ als eBook: David Foster Wallace wurde 2005 darum gebeten, vor Absolventen des Kenyon College eine Abschlussrede zu halten. Diese berühmt gewordene Rede gilt in den USA mittlerweile als Klassiker und ist Pflichtlektüre für alle Abschlussklassen. David Foster Wallace zeigt in dieser kurzen Rede mit einfachen Worten, was es heißt, Denken zu lernen und erwachsen zu sein: eine Anstiftung zum Denken und kleine Anleitung für das Leben, die man jedem Hochschulabsolventen und jedem Jugendlichen mit auf den Weg geben möchte.
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Science Books

A Quarterly Review

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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Science Books & Films

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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Resources in Education

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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Video

das reflexive Medium

Author: Yvonne Spielmann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518293393

Category: Art, Modern

Page: 478

View: 2489

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