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Focus Of Desire

Author : Kim Baldwin
ISBN : 9781933110929
Genre : Fiction
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Isabel Sterling has won an all-expense trip and makeover for two to an exotic locale. Natasha Kashnikova is a cynical photographer assigned to shoot the pictures for a magazine. Love is certainly not on Kashs mind, but sometimes a picture doesnt just say it all--it changes everything.
Category: Fiction

Divining Desire

Author : Liza Featherstone
ISBN : 9781682191071
Genre : Business & Economics
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Over the course of the last century, the focus group has become an increasingly vital part of the way companies and politicians sell their products and policies. Few areas of life, from salad dressing to health care legislation to our favorite TV shows, have been left untouched by the questions put to controlled groups about what they do and don’t like. Divining Desire is the first-ever popular survey of this rich topic. In a lively, sweeping history, Liza Featherstone traces the surprising roots of the focus group in early-twentieth century European socialism, its subsequent use by the “Mad Men” of Madison Avenue, and its widespread deployment today. She also explores such famous “failures” of the method as the doomed launch of the Ford Edsel with its vagina shaped radiator grille, and the even more ill-fated attempt to introduce a new flavor of Coca Cola (which prompted street protests from devotees of the old formula). As elites have become increasingly detached from the general public, they rely ever more on focus groups, whether to win votes or to sell products. And, in a society where many feel increasingly powerless, the focus group has at least offered the illusion that ordinary people will be listened to and that their opinions count. Yet, it seems the more we are consulted, the less power we have. That paradox is particularly stark today, when everyone can post an opinion on social media—our 24 hour “focus group”—yet only plutocrats can shape policy. In telling this fascinating story, Featherstone raises profound questions about democracy, desire and the innermost workings of consumer society.
Category: Business & Economics

Just Focus

Author : Dwight N. Randolph
ISBN : 9781607912330
Genre : Religion
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DWIGHT N. RANDOLPH is a native of Hartford, Connecticut and relocated to Orlando Florida in 1972. Dwight is an Air Force Viet Nam Veteran who has served his country well. He was an assistant for the first Black Male Commissioner in Orange County, Florida. Among Dwight's many accomplishments the writing of this book is his proudest. As of November 1, 2008 Dwight completed his first book entitled, Just Focus In an effort to encourage all mankind to Focus on the CREATOR in order to allow their Light to shine as they walk through their valley of the shadow of worldly everyday stresses. Dwight feels GOD inspired him to write such a book. It took him ten years of writing down inspirational thoughts and finally deciding to put them altogether in a book. Dwight is attempting to show us how and where our true happiness, peace, joy and love come from. In 1980 Dwight Graduated from Rollins College in Winter Park Florida with a Business Administration Degree. He worked towards his Masters Degree at the Florida Institute of Technology. Dwight's favorite pass time is conversing with others about the goodness of the Creator and how Just Focusing on the Creator can add strength to the fiber of their lives. He has tried to live his life to shine his light upon everyone he comes into contact with. In essence, Dwight's desire is to receive for the purpose of sharing. In this book Dwight is sharing some of his most intimate thoughts that have been inspired by the Spiritual bliss of the universe. Dwight believes that He is in a constant state of transformation towards the spiritual side of life and believes that we are not Human Beings living a spiritual life but that we are Spiritual Beings living a humanLife.
Category: Religion

Focus Groups

Author : Richard A. Krueger
ISBN : 9781412969475
Genre : Political Science
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The Fourth Edition of the bestselling Focus Groups: A Practical Guide for Applied Research offers an easy-to-ready overview of sound focus group practices. Authors Richard A. Krueger & Mary Anne Casey describe how one can set up and conduct quality and effective focus group interviews. The process depicted is unbiased, non-judgmental and is respectful of all views. It is a deliberate and systematic way of listening that is helpful to public and private organizations as they listen to stakeholders, customers, and employees. This book cuts through the theory and gives hand-on advice to those who are seeking to actually conduct a focus group. It is most helpful for conducting focus groups for research or evaluation with public, non-profit, educational, health, human service, and religious organizations. Key Features Offers the latest on telephone and Internet focus groups Provides suggested focus group questions that help students construct quality questions that engage participants and produce dependable and valid results. Gives solid information on organizational focus groups Presents ways on how to recruit participants to the focus group Contains a number of practical tips that actually work. It is written for the person who has to plan, recruit, develop questions, moderate, analyze and report the results. Incorporates icons throughout the book that offer tips, examples, additional resources and others bits of practical information. Intended Audience This book is appropriate for a variety of research methods and evaluation courses in departments such as education, sociology, political science, journalism, business & marketing, public administration, and public health.
Category: Political Science

Aristotle S De Anima In Focus

Author : Michael Durrant
ISBN : 9781317377160
Genre : Philosophy
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Originally published in 1993. This book presents an amended version of R.D. Hick's classic translation of Aristotle's "De Anima" Books 2 and 3, with pertinent extracts from Book 1, together with an introduction and six papers by prominent international Aristotelian scholars. The editor brings together up-to-date discussions of Aristotle's "De Anima", examining central topics such as the nature of perception, perception and thought, thinking and the intellect, the nature of the soul and the relation between body and soul. These papers draw attention to the importance and value of Aristotle's original contributions both to these topics and to philosophical psychology in general. They show the relevance of Aristotle's ancient classical philosophy to contemporary philosophical debate. This book also examines the key issues of Aristotle's thesis and aims to demonstrate its enduring significance. The "De Anima" is placed within a wider Aristotelian framework, and also within a more comprehensive structure, as a contribution to philosophical development and advance.
Category: Philosophy

Desire And Fictional Narrative In Late Imperial China

Author : Martin W. Huang
ISBN : 0674005139
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In this study of desire in Late Imperial China, Martin W. Huang argues that the development of traditional Chinese fiction as a narrative genre was closely related to changes in conceptions of the fundamental nature of desire. He further suggests that the rise of vernacular fiction during the late Ming dynasty should be studied in the context of contemporary debates on desire, along with the new and complex views that emerged from those debates. Desire and Fictional Narrative in Late Imperial China shows that the obsession of authors with individual desire is an essential quality that defines traditional Chinese fiction as a narrative genre. Thus the maturation of the genre can best be appreciated in terms of its increasingly sophisticated exploration of the phenomenon of desire.
Category: Literary Criticism

Those Without Desire Can Focus More

Author : Standard Booklets
ISBN : 1080709657
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Your future self might thank you for writing down your life events. Memories, recipes, daily goals and more can be written down in this 6x9 blank lined journal; your descendants might thank you for this one day. This journal is the perfect gift idea for any family member or friend who needs a little motivation or if they enjoy stoic philosophy. Stoicism, for those that do not know, is practical philosophy from Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome. This philosophy can be used in daily life. So if you like what you see please buy this notebook now! You can also click on our brand name, Standard Booklets, to see more school notebooks, paperback blank books, log books and more!

Focus More On Your Desire Than On Your Doubt And The Dream Will Take Care Of Itself

Author : Note Note city
ISBN : 9798652812508
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Schooling Desire

Author : Ursula A. Kelly
ISBN : 9781135238124
Genre : Education
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Ursula A. Kelly draws on radical theories of literacy, culture, identity and pedagogy to frame the culture of pedagogy as it relates to human desire. Examples from (auto)biography, classroom practices, and popular media provide the means by which the author highlights some of the pedagogical dilemmas facing literacy practices which often work to silence the cultural politics of identity and desire.
Category: Education

The Philosophy Of Desire In The Buddhist Pali Canon

Author : David Webster
ISBN : 0415346525
Genre : History
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David Webster explores the notion of desire as found in the Buddhist Pali Canon. Beginning by addressing the idea of a 'paradox of desire', whereby we must desire to end desire, the varieties of desire that are articulated in the Pali texts are examined. A range of views of desire, as found in Western thought, are presented as well as Hindu and Jain approaches. An exploration of the concept of ditthi(view or opinion) is also provided, exploring the way in which 'holding views' can be seen as analogous to the process of desiring. Other subjects investigated include the mind-body relationship, the range of Pali terms for desire, and desire's positive spiritual value. A comparative exploration of the various approaches completes the work.
Category: History

A Theory Of Narrative

Author : Rick Altman
ISBN : 9780231513128
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Narrative is a powerful element of human culture, storing and sharing the cherished parts of our personal memories and giving structure to our laws, entertainment, and history. We experience narrative in words, pictures, and film, yet regardless of how the tale is told, story remains independent from the media that makes it concrete. Narrative follows humans wherever they travel and adapts readily to new forms of communication. Constantly evolving and always up-to-date, narrative is a necessary strategy of human expression and a fundamental component of human identity. In order to understand human interaction, award-winning scholar Rick Altman launches a close study of narrative's nature, its variation in different contexts, and the method through which it makes meaning. Altman's approach breaks away from traditional forms of analysis, identifying three basic strategies: single-focus, dual-focus, and multiple-focus. Unpacking an intentionally diverse selection of texts, Altman demonstrates how these strategies function in context and illustrates their theoretical and practical applications in terms of textual analysis, literary and film history, social organization, religion, and politics. He employs inventive terminology and precise analytical methods throughout his groundbreaking work, making this volume ideal for teaching literary and film theory and for exploring the anatomy of narrative on a more general level.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Politics Of Desire

Author : Micaela Janan
ISBN : 0520924819
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Propertius (ca. 54 b.c.--ca. 2 b.c.) was a Roman poet who composed four compelling books of elegies in the chaotic years surrounding Rome's transition from republic to empire. The first three of these books revolve mostly around a tormented love affair with a woman called Cynthia. The fourth book of poetry rests on more diverse subject matter and is notoriously the most opaque and elusive. In The Politics of Desire, Micaela Janan radically reassesses Propertius' last elegies, using contemporary psychoanalytic theory to illuminate these challenging texts. Janan finds that the upheaval of Rome's transformation to empire corresponds to the intellectually unsettled conditions of our own time, so that contemporary methodologies offer an uncannily suitable approach for understanding Propertius. In particular, she uses the work of Jacques Lacan, since it provides the best conceptual tools for examining the relation between political crisis and the struggles of the self, a theme that resonates in these difficult elegies. This book expands our understanding of an important Roman poet, and its innovative and sophisticated methodological approach makes a substantial contribution to feminist and psychoanalytic criticism. In addition, Janan addresses elegy's relationship to larger cultural questions, and broadens our understanding of the social crisis affecting Rome during the early empire.
Category: Literary Criticism

Writing Shame And Desire

Author : Loraine Day
ISBN : 3039102753
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This study combines psycho-social and literary perspectives to investigate the interdependency of shame and desire in Annie Ernaux's writing, arguing that shame implies desire and desire vulnerability to shame, and that the interplay between the two generates the energy for personal growth and creative endeavour.
Category: Literary Criticism

Desire Dialectic And Otherness

Author : William Desmond
ISBN : 9781620321614
Genre : Philosophy
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Many philosophers since Hegel have been disturbed by the thought that philosophy inevitably favors sameness over otherness or identity over difference. Originally published at a time when the issue was not so widely discussed in the English-speaking world, William Desmond here offers a constructive and positive approach to the problem of difference and otherness. He systematically explores the question of dialectic and otherness by analyzing how human desire inevitably seeks immanent wholeness in a manner that opens it to irreducible otherness. He faces the difficulties bequeathed to Continental thought by Hegelian dialectic and its tendency to subordinate difference to identity, whether appropriately or not. Unlike many recent critics of Hegel, he argues that we must preserve what is genuine in dialectic. Granting the positive power of dialectic, Desmond offers his first articulation of a further philosophical possibility--what he terms the Metaxological--a discourse of the "between,"a discourse doing justice to desire's search for wholeness without any truncating of its radical openness to otherness. In a wide-ranging yet unified discussion, Desmond tackles such issues as the nature of the self, the ambiguous restlessness and inherent power of being revealed by human desire, desire's relation to transcendence, its openness to otherness in agapeic good will and in relation to the sublime as an aesthetic infinitude. Finally, Desmond brings this metaxological understanding to bear on the metaphysical question of the ultimate origin. This book is a remarkable introduction to Desmond's metaxological philosophy, prefiguring many of the ideas with which his later thought is associated. This second edition contains a substantial new preface and an afterword to each chapter in which Desmond reflects on the material from the standpoint of his current thinking.
Category: Philosophy

Ibn Gabirol S Theology Of Desire

Author : Sarah Pessin
ISBN : 9781107245051
Genre : Philosophy
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Drawing on Arabic passages from Ibn Gabirol's original Fons Vitae text, and highlighting philosophical insights from his Hebrew poetry, Sarah Pessin develops a 'theology of desire' at the heart of Ibn Gabirol's eleventh-century cosmo-ontology. She challenges centuries of received scholarship on his work, including his so-called Doctrine of Divine Will. Pessin rejects voluntarist readings of the Fons Vitae as opposing divine emanation. She also emphasizes pseudo-Empedoclean notions of 'divine desire' and 'grounding element' alongside Ibn Gabirol's use of a particularly Neoplatonic method with apophatic (and what she terms 'doubly apophatic') implications. In this way, Pessin reads claims about matter and God as insights about love, desire, and the receptive, dependent and fragile nature of human beings. Pessin reenvisions the entire spirit of Ibn Gabirol's philosophy, moving us from a set of doctrines to a fluid inquiry into the nature of God and human being – and the bond between God and human being in desire.
Category: Philosophy

Plato S Meno In Focus

Author : Plato
ISBN : 0415002974
Genre : Philosophy
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This book brings together a new English translation of Plato's Meno, a selection of articles on themes in the dialogue, and an introduction setting it in its historical context, and discussing the key philosophical issues.In one volume, this book brings together a new English translation of Plato's Meno, a selection of illuminating articles on themes in the dialogue published between 1965 and 1985 and an introduction setting the Meno in its historical context and opening up the key philosophical issues which the various articles discuss.A glossary is provided which briefly introduces some of the key terms and indicates how they are translated. The Meno is an excellent introduction to Plato and philosophy.
Category: Philosophy

The Desiring Self

Author : Walter E. Conn
ISBN : 9781616437961
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Integrates psychology and theology in self-transcendence, thus establishing a foundation for pastoral counseling and spiritual direction in a distinctive dynamic understanding of the self.

True Wand Magick

Author : Amber K
ISBN : 153522228X
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TRUE WAND MAGICK is nothing like the "magic" shown in fantasy novels and movies. True Wand Magick is the real thing. It can help you discover your passion, and focus your True Will to achieve what you desire-even manifest your destiny. True Wand Magick will guide you not only in how to create your own wand, but also HOW TO USE YOUR WAND in real magick. Learn: 1) the history of this ancient ritual tool-how it was used through the ages by magicians, pharaohs, kings and queens, wizards and witches, and even gods and goddesses; 2) how the wand is used in cultures around the world; 3) ways to discover your unique mission and destiny in life, and begin to achieve it with the help of wand magick; 4) different kinds of wands for many different purposes; 5) how to design, create, consecrate, and care for your wand; 6) beginning, intermediate, and advanced techniques for using your wand; and 7) practical ways to support your magick and get things done by action in the material world. Join Amber and Azrael in exploring the possibilities of True Wand Magick!

The Ways Of Desire

Author : Joel Marks
ISBN : 1412839629
Genre : Psychology
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This volume marks the coming into its own of a discipline in philosophy: theory of desire. It presents discussions whose primary focus is on desire, with secondary mention of its implications for ethics, action, emotion, mind, and so forth.
Category: Psychology