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Fast Forward Family

Author : Elinor Ochs
ISBN : 9780520273986
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 20.40 MB
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Called “the most unusually voyeuristic anthropology study ever conducted” by the New York Times, this groundbreaking book provides an unprecedented glimpse into modern-day American families. In a study by the UCLA Sloan Center on Everyday Lives and Families, researchers tracked the daily lives of 32 dualworker middle class Los Angeles families between 2001 and 2004. The results are startling, and enlightening. Fast-Forward Family shines light on a variety of issues that face American families: the differing stress levels among parents; the problem of excessive clutter in the American home; the importance (and decline) of the family meal; the vanishing boundaries that once separated work and home life; and the challenges for parents as they try to reconcile ideals regarding what it means to be a good parent, a good worker, and a good spouse. Though there are also moments of connection, affection, and care, it’s evident that life for 21st century working parents is frenetic, with extended work hours, children’s activities, chores, meals to prepare, errands to run, and bills to pay.
Category: Social Science

Fast Forward

Author : Tim Harte
ISBN : 0299233235
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Life in the modernist era not only moved, it sped. As automobiles, airplanes, and high-speed industrial machinery proliferated at the turn of the twentieth century, a fascination with speed influenced artists—from Moscow to Manhattan—working in a variety of media. Russian avant-garde literary, visual, and cinematic artists were among those striving to elevate the ordinary physical concept of speed into a source of inspiration and generate new possibilities for everyday existence. Although modernism arrived somewhat late in Russia, the increased tempo of life at the start of the twentieth century provided Russia’s avant-garde artists with an infusion of creative dynamism and crucial momentum for revolutionary experimentation. In Fast Forward Tim Harte presents a detailed examination of the images and concepts of speed that permeated Russian modernist poetry, visual arts, and cinema. His study illustrates how a wide variety of experimental artistic tendencies of the day—such as “rayism” in poetry and painting, the effort to create a “transrational” language (zaum’) in verse, and movements seemingly as divergent as neo-primitivism and constructivism—all relied on notions of speed or dynamism to create at least part of their effects. Fast Forward reveals how the Russian avant-garde’s race to establish a new artistic and social reality over a twenty-year span reflected an ambitious metaphysical vision that corresponded closely to the nation’s rapidly changing social parameters. The embrace of speed after the 1917 Revolution, however, paradoxically hastened the movement’s demise. By the late 1920s, under a variety of historical pressures, avant-garde artistic forms morphed into those more compatible with the political agenda of the Russian state. Experimentation became politically suspect and abstractionism gave way to orthodox realism, ultimately ushering in the socialist realism and aesthetic conformism of the Stalin years.
Category: Literary Criticism

Call Center Management On Fast Forward

Author : Brad Cleveland
ISBN : 0965909301
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 61.25 MB
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This is the only book available today that provides a very readable, step-by-step guide for managing an incoming call center. The book combines theory with practical advice and is filled with over 100 charts and graphs, several case studies and an extensive glossary and index. Readers will learn how to: achieve service level with quality in an era of more transactions, growing complexity and heightened caller expectations; understand the "how" behind best practices; boost caller satisfaction; win top management's support; and discover what separates a good call center from a great one.
Category: Business & Economics

Adventures In Fast Forward

Author : Kathleen G. Nadeau
ISBN : 9781135063245
Genre : Education
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Written in response to common questions posed by adults with ADD in the author's clinical practice - and for all adults with ADD, as well as those who care about them - this book is designed as a clear and practical guide for day-to-day life. The author's perspective is one of compassionate realism as she answers specific questions related to understanding and accommodating ADD whether making daily decisions or larger life choices.
Category: Education

Fast Forward

Author : Celeste O. Norfleet
ISBN : 9781426827440
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 86.28 MB
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How did Kenisha Lewis's life go from near perfect to sheer chaos in just a few months? Coping with family tragedy is tough enough without getting kicked out of private school and sent to the local public school, where she's forced to make some major adjustments. New friends (and enemies), new clothes, a hot new guy who might be mixed up in something serious… It's no surprise that those close to her think Kenisha's moving way too fast. One thing's for sure: in order to deal with the trouble that's coming her way, she'll have to figure out who to trust, who to ditch and how to be true to the person she really is.…
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Fast Forward

Author : Melanne Verveer
ISBN : 9780544528000
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 42.95 MB
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This book, based on interviews with the world’s most inspiring women, “shows every woman how she can empower herself and her community” (Madeleine Albright). Important conversations about leaning in, work/life balance, and empowering females around the world have energized a generation of women. Fast Forward, by two leaders whose experience spans corporate America, public service, and global diplomacy, takes the next step. Through interviews with a network of more than seventy trailblazing women, Fast Forward shows women how to accelerate their growing economic power and combine it with purpose to find both success and meaning in their lives. Companies, countries, and organizations the world over are waking up to today’s new reality. Women control the lion’s share of purchasing power and are increasingly essential to competitiveness. The age of women’s transformative economic influence has finally arrived, and women are using their power for purpose, redefining what power and success mean in the process. Through clear, practical advice and personal stories of women around the world—including Hillary Clinton, Geena Davis, Christine Lagarde, and Diane von Furstenberg—Fast Forward shows every woman how to know her power, find her purpose, and connect with others to achieve her life goals.
Category: Business & Economics

Fast Forward

Author : Holly Willis
ISBN : 9780231850971
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 43.42 MB
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Cinema, the primary vehicle for storytelling in the twentieth century, is being reconfigured by new media in the twenty-first. Terms such as "worldbuilding," "virtual reality," and "transmedia" introduce new methods for constructing a screenplay and experiencing and sharing a story. Similarly, 3D cinematography, hypercinema, and visual effects require different modes for composing an image, and virtual technology, motion capture, and previsualization completely rearrange the traditional flow of cinematic production. What does this mean for telling stories? Fast Forward answers this question by investigating a full range of contemporary creative practices dedicated to the future of mediated storytelling and by connecting with a new generation of filmmakers, screenwriters, technologists, media artists, and designers to discover how they work now, and toward what end. From Chris Milk and Aaron Koblin's exploration of VR spherical filmmaking to Rebeca Méndez's projection and installation work exploring climate change to the richly mediated interactive live performances of the collective Cloud Eye Control, this volume captures a moment of creative evolution and sets the stage for imagining the future of the cinematic arts.
Category: Performing Arts

The Fast Forward Mba Pocket Reference

Author : Paul A. Argenti
ISBN : 9780471244196
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 51.87 MB
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The Fast Forward MBA Pocket Reference Second Edition -more comprehensive and convenient than ever! When the success of your business hangs in the balance, you needreliable, authoritative information immediately. You need aresource that covers all the corporate bases-communications,management, economics, strategy, accounting, finance, marketing,and more. You need The Fast Forward MBA Pocket Reference,Second Edition. Packed with information designed to serveall your business needs, this handy, highly readable book is theultimate companion for those moments when you need to put yourfinger on the right advice at the right time-now. This updated and revised Second Edition offersclear, concise coverage of the complete range of essential businesstopics in a handy format. You'll find all the latest cutting-edgeideas, including new developments in technology, strategy, andbranding, as well as key terms, tools, and topics in short, livelyentries that give you all the information you need. The Portable MBA The Fast Forward MBA-- the compact business companion you'll useevery day! Keep up with the newest ideas in business Brush up on the basics you can't do without Find direct, practical answers to complicated problems
Category: Business & Economics

Fast Forward

Author : Scott B. MacDonald
ISBN : 1412823463
Genre : Business & Economics
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Latin America is developing rapidly. As the authors see the region, a small group of countries has found a fast-forward button. In these countries change is exciting, occurring at such a rapid pace that a major breakthrough hi economic growth appears within grasp. After an almost decade-long period of recession and stagnation, many Latin American economies now have elected governments. With a few exceptions, most have also improved their socioeconomic conditions beyond meeting basic human needs. Yet few North Americans or Europeans are aware of these advances. How does Latin America fit into the changing world in the 1990s, and why should someone living in the United States, Europe, or developed parts of the Pacific Basin care? "Fast Forward "shows that Latin America's economic renaissance clearly has implications for a post-Cold War world order. Latin America is starting to make -important contributions, particularly in the areas of international diplomacy, economics, and culture. Collectively, Latin Americans now demonstrate a coherent collective will about where "they "wish to take themselves. This does not mean that U.S. influence in the Americas will soon disappear, but that new challenges in the international system will force greater equity in Western Hemisphere relationships. While Latin America in the 1990s offers much to be excited about, the authors caution that there are dangers in being too enthusiastic. The always-present potential for top-down authoritarian approaches must temper enthusiasm about a better Latin American future. Despite this, the authors see a well-defined departure from past economic modes occurring and the potential for a higher level of development for some countries. This book is for economists, sociologists, and political scientists interested in economic and political development, and researchers interested in Latin America in particular.
Category: Business & Economics

Fast Forward

Author : Judy Mercer
ISBN : 9780671899615
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 55.50 MB
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Awakening bruised and bloody, with no memory, in a ransacked house, Ariel Gold begins a stubborn quest to reclaim her past, searching through a stranger's unknown life to find herself, but her investigation is leading her into the sights of a killer. Reprint. AB.
Category: Fiction