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Reorient

Author : Andre Gunder Frank
ISBN : 0520214749
Genre : Political Science
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Andre Gunder Frank asks us to ReOrient our views away from Eurocentrism--to see the rise of the West as a mere blip in what was, and is again becoming, an Asia-centered world. In a bold challenge to received historiography and social theory he turns on its head the world according to Marx, Weber, and other theorists, including Polanyi, Rostow, Braudel, and Wallerstein. Frank explains the Rise of the West in world economic and demographic terms that relate it in a single historical sweep to the decline of the East around 1800. European states, he says, used the silver extracted from the American colonies to buy entry into an expanding Asian market that already flourished in the global economy. Resorting to import substitution and export promotion in the world market, they became Newly Industrializing Economies and tipped the global economic balance to the West. That is precisely what East Asia is doing today, Frank points out, to recover its traditional dominance. As a result, the "center" of the world economy is once again moving to the "Middle Kingdom" of China. Anyone interested in Asia, in world systems and world economic and social history, in international relations, and in comparative area studies, will have to take into account Frank's exciting reassessment of our global economic past and future. Andre Gunder Frank asks us to ReOrient our views away from Eurocentrism--to see the rise of the West as a mere blip in what was, and is again becoming, an Asia-centered world. In a bold challenge to received historiography and social theory he turns on its head the world according to Marx, Weber, and other theorists, including Polanyi, Rostow, Braudel, and Wallerstein. Frank explains the Rise of the West in world economic and demographic terms that relate it in a single historical sweep to the decline of the East around 1800. European states, he says, used the silver extracted from the American colonies to buy entry into an expanding Asian market that already flourished in the global economy. Resorting to import substitution and export promotion in the world market, they became Newly Industrializing Economies and tipped the global economic balance to the West. That is precisely what East Asia is doing today, Frank points out, to recover its traditional dominance. As a result, the "center" of the world economy is once again moving to the "Middle Kingdom" of China. Anyone interested in Asia, in world systems and world economic and social history, in international relations, and in comparative area studies, will have to take into account Frank's exciting reassessment of our global economic past and future.
Category: Political Science

Where Is The Love

Author : Asar Imhotep
ISBN : 1508598924
Genre : History
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Where is the love? How Language Can Reorient Us Back to Love's Purpose is a linguistic examination of the word "love" in Indo-European and African languages. This text essentially asks the question, "How does our understanding of the word love, linguistically, affect our application of the concept in our everyday lives (in intimate and communal relationships)?" We further ask, "Does this word have an African origin, and if so, are there any differences in their meanings?" How are these differences, if any, translated into experience in their respective locations? The bigger question we are asking is, "How does language shape human behavior using the concept of love as research focus?" After a successful linguistic exploration, we then identify ways in which our new found knowledge can help the African/African-American community in very practical ways. This research argues that without a proper understanding of love, no society can have a strong and healthy culture, political system, or business economy. Civilization, and even the universe itself, is built on the principle of love and in order for the African-World community to restore its harmonic wealth (intellectual, spiritual, relational, financial, and physical) it must reacquaint itself with the African concept of love.
Category: History

Andre Gunder Frank And Global Development

Author : Patrick Manning
ISBN : 9781136723605
Genre : BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
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Containing previously unpublished material, a review of the legacy and work of Andre Gunder Frank
Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Biomimicry For Optimization Control And Automation

Author : Kevin M. Passino
ISBN : 1852338040
Genre : Computers
File Size : 68.69 MB
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This is the only comprehensive textbook on this topic. The complete treatment will be attractive for classes and for researchers.
Category: Computers

Issues In Biological And Life Sciences Research 2011 Edition

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ISBN : 9781464963353
Genre : Science
File Size : 24.41 MB
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Issues in Biological and Life Sciences Research: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Biological and Life Sciences Research. The editors have built Issues in Biological and Life Sciences Research: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Biological and Life Sciences Research in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Biological and Life Sciences Research: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.
Category: Science

Plant Microtubules

Author : Peter Nick
ISBN : 9783662223000
Genre : Science
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Manipulation of plant architecture is regarded as a new and promising issue in plant biotechnology. Given the important role of the cytoskeleton during plant growth and development, microtubules provide an important target for biotechnological applications aiming to change plant architecture. This book introduces some microtubule-mediated key processes that are important for plant life and amenable to manipulation by either genetic, pharmacological or morphological rationales. In the first part, the role of microtubules in plant morphogenesis is reviewed. The second part covers their role in response to environmental factors. The third part deals with the tools that can be used for biotechnological manipulation.
Category: Science

Pastoral Theology

Author : Martin Thornton
ISBN : 9781608997442
Genre : Religion
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This is a book about pastoral priorities and parochial spirituality. Mr. Thornton argues that considerations of biblical and philosophical theology, history, and psychology alike demand that pastoral work should be based on that Remnant of faithful souls--often very few in number--to be found in any parish; and that their training and direction is of very much greater importance than devising schemes to interest the multitude. He argues forcefully against the parochial activity which aims at adding numbers of individuals to the Church by methods of recruitment; this he holds to be theologically unsound and ascetically ineffective. His faith is that God will add to the Church such as are being saved when there is at the heart of the parish this Remnant living by rule, a center of adoration and charity--the rightful heir, he contends, of medieval monastic Order. There is probably no other modern work which attempts such a serious and thorough examination of the type of spirituality to which Christians can aspire in the world today.
Category: Religion

Routledge Handbook Of Body Studies

Author : Bryan S Turner
ISBN : 9781136903311
Genre : Social Science
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In the last three decades, the human body has gained increasing prominence in contemporary political debates, and it has become a central topic of modern social sciences and humanities. Modern technologies – such as organ transplants, stem-cell research, nanotechnology, cosmetic surgery and cryonics – have changed how we think about the body. In this collection of thirty original essays by leading figures in the field, these issues are explored across a number of theoretical and disciplinary perspectives, including pragmatism, feminism, queer theory, post-modernism, post-humanism, cultural sociology, philosophy and anthropology. A wide range of case studies, which include cosmetics, diet, organ transplants, racial bodies, masculinity and sexuality, eating disorders, religion and the sacred body, and disability, are used to appraise these different perspectives. In addition, this Handbook explores various epistemological approaches to the basic question: what is a body? It also offers a strongly themed range of chapters on empirical topics that are organized around religion, medicine, gender, technology and consumption. It also contributes to the debate over the globalization of the body: how have military technology, modern medicine, sport and consumption led to this contemporary obsession with matters corporeal? The Handbook’s clear, direct style will appeal to a wide undergraduate audience in the social sciences, particularly for those studying medical sociology, gender studies, sports studies, disability studies, social gerontology, or the sociology of religion. It will serve to consolidate the new field of body studies.
Category: Social Science

Quantum Profits

Author : William Chambless
ISBN : 9781469183091
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 89.91 MB
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Time, the business fourth dimension, drives quality, costs and throughput. Today, businesses must compete by being nimble, flexible and responsive. They must see time as a competitive weapon. Time trumps traditional views on people and capacity utilization. Shortening lead times not only wins customers, but improving processes to achieve speed, impacts business metrics magically. Quantum Profits moves beyond theory to reality. Every company can benefit from studying real life experiences. The Author is well- grounded in business theory and Lean Six Sigma but strives to bring theory to life.
Category: Business & Economics