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Liquid Times

Author : Zygmunt Bauman
ISBN : 9780745673288
Genre : Social Science
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Category: Social Science

Liquid Organization

Author : Jerzy Kociatkiewicz
ISBN : 9781134579556
Genre : Business & Economics
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Widely known as a leading intellectual, Zygmunt Bauman’s thinking is often categorized as sociology or philosophy. But his work has been hugely influential in other fields as well, not least within organization studies. From increasing management control and growing standardization of work activities, to the increase in uncertainty and insecurity experienced by contemporary workers, organizations themselves are becoming ever more ephemeral entities. Bauman’s themes: globalization, liquid modernity and postmodern ethics are arguably fundamental to contemporary notions of organization and management and his thinking has never been more relevant. However, despite the obvious and continuing influence of Bauman’s ideas on business studies, there has been no comprehensive attempt to chart his impact on organization theory. In this innovative and insightful collection, an international selection of leading management scholars explore key topics in current organizational discourse, including networked organizations, control and ambiguity, technologies, work and responsibility, extending Bauman’s liquid modernity to the "liquid organization". The book will be essential reading for scholars and academics and students in management and organizational theory, and also sociology, managing culture and organizational ethnography.
Category: Business & Economics

Liquid Sociology

Author : Dr Mark Davis
ISBN : 9781409473862
Genre : Social Science
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Zygmunt Bauman’s ‘liquid sociology’ confronts the awesome task of reminding individual men and women that an alternative way of living together is within our eminent capabilities, if only we start to think differently about our world. The metaphor of ‘liquidity’, which has become such a prominent feature of his writings since 2000, provides us with just such a new interpretation, with a novel ‘way of seeing’. Each chapter in this unique collection takes seriously Bauman’s analysis of modernity as ‘liquid’, throwing new light upon global social problems, as well as opening up a space for assessing the nature of Bauman’s contribution to sociology, and for understanding what may be gained and lost by embracing an artistic sensibility within the social sciences. With contributions from internationally renowned scholars, this book will appeal to all those interested in Bauman’s work, especially within sociology, social, political and cultural theory, and to anyone curious about the value of metaphor in interpreting the social world.
Category: Social Science

Medical Times

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ISBN : HARVARD:32044103087946
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Electrooptic Effects In Liquid Crystal Materials

Author : L.M. Blinov
ISBN : 0387947086
Genre : Science
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Electrooptic effects provide the basis for much liquid-crystal display technology. This book, by two of the leaders in liquid-crystal research in Russia, presents a complete and accessible treatment of virtually all known phenomena occurring in liquid crystals under the influence of electric fields.
Category: Science

The Molecular Dynamics Of Liquid Crystals

Author : G.R. Luckhurst
ISBN : 0792328094
Genre : Science
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This book is based on a NATO Advanced Study Institute held to enhance our understanding, at both an experimental and a theoretical level, of the molecular dynamics in liquid crystals. The lecturers at the Institute, each leaders in their respective fields, have contributed chapters to the book with the aim of producing, for the first time, a coherent, pedagogical account of this interdisciplinary subject. The range of materials considered is wide, including lyotropic and thermotropic liquid crystals, biological membranes and polymeric systems. The formalism needed to characterise the rotational, translational and conformational dynamics is developed. Then the use of experimental techniques to investigate the dynamics is described; these techniques include NMR and ESR spectroscopy, neutron scattering, dielectric relaxation, infrared spectroscopy and fluorescence depolarisation. Some of these experiments are influenced by the collective orientations or director modes which are also considered. The results of these experiments are presented and the theory necessary to understand them is described, with particular attention being paid to the influence of the long range liquid--crystalline order on the dynamics.
Category: Science

Recent Advances In Liquid Crystalline Polymers

Author : L. L. Chapoy
ISBN : 9789400949348
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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This volume contains an eclectic collection of 22 papers on liquid crystalline polymers presented at the Sixth Polymer Workshop, in the series sponsored by the European Science Foundation, entitled: 'Liquid Crystal Polymer Systems', in Gentofte, Denmark, 12-14 September 1983. Since a contribution to this volume was strictly voluntary, and in some cases represents a considerably expanded version of that which was presented, it is strictly speaking not correct to term this a 'proceedings'. A description of the aims and purposes of the European Science Foundation with respect to the polymer area has been presented in: Shell Polymers, Vol. 5, No.2, pp. 34-35, 1981. The papers given here represent a cross-section of current research interests in liquid crystalline polymers in the areas of theory, synthesis, characterization, structure-property relationships and applications. At least some of the current interest is motivated by attempts to practically exploit the novel properties of these materials in the developing tech nologies of high strength fibres and advanced materials for constructional purposes, but also for functional materials in the areas of information retrieval, electronics and opto-electronics applications. The editor wishes to thank all those involved for their courtesy and co-operation.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Higher Education In Liquid Modernity

Author : Marvin Oxenham
ISBN : 9781135080235
Genre : Education
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Based in sociologist Zygmunt Bauman’s theory of liquid modernity, this volume describes and critiques key aspects and practices of liquid education--education as market-driven consumption, short life span of useful knowledge, overabundance of information--through a systematic comparison with ancient Greek paideia and medieval university education, producing a sweeping analysis of the history and philosophy ofeducation for the purpose of understanding current higher education, positing a more holisitic alternative model in which students are embedded in a learning commutity that is itself embedded in a larger society. If liquid modernity has left a vacuum where, according to Bauman, the pilot’s cabin is empty, this volume argues that no structure is better positioned to fill this vacuum than the university and outlines a renewed vision of social transformation through higher education.
Category: Education

Liquid Scintillation Counting And Organic Scintillators

Author : Harley Ross
ISBN : 0873712463
Genre : Science
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Proceedings of the 1989 international conference, this book is excellent coverage of new trends and established methods in the field of liquid scintillation counting and organic scintillators. Any scientist working with scintillators will find this book valuable.
Category: Science

Living On Borrowed Time

Author : Zygmunt Bauman
ISBN : 9780745659213
Genre : Philosophy
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The global financial crisis has shattered the illusion that all was well with capitalism and forced us to confront the great challenges we face today with a new sense of urgency. Few are better placed to do this than Zygmunt Bauman, a social thinker whose writings on liquid modernity have pioneered a new way of seeing the world in which we live at the dawn of the 21st Century. Our liquid modern world is characterized by the transition from a society of producers to a society of consumers, the natural extension of which is the society of perpetual debtors. The ruling idea of the society of consumers is to prevent needs from being satisfied and to create demand; its natural extension is to enable consumers to consume more by borrowing. Debt was transformed into a crucial profit-earning asset of capitalism in liquid modern times. The present-day 'credit crunch' is not the outcome of the banks' failure but rather the fruit of their success in transforming the majority of men and women, young and old, into a race of debtors. They got what they were looking for: a society of debtors whose condition of being in debt was made self-perpetuating, with more debts being offered, and more undertaken, as the only way of escaping from the debts already incurred. Starting from this reflection on the current global financial crisis and prompted by the probing questions of his interlocutor, Citlali Rovirosa-Madrazo, Bauman examines in an historical perspective some of the most pressing moral and political issues of our time, from international terrorism and the rise of religious and secular fundamentalism to the decline of the nation-state and the threats posed by global warming, issues whose seriousness and urgency attest to the fact that we are living today not only on borrowed money but also on borrowed time.
Category: Philosophy

The Sociology Of Knowledge In A Time Of Crisis

Author : Onofrio Romano
ISBN : 9781317962502
Genre : Social Science
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The speed of social dynamics has overtaken the speed of thought. Adopting a dialectical perspective towards reality, social theory has always detected faults in the dominant social pattern, foreseeing crises and outlining in advance the features of new social models. Thought has always moved faster than reality and its ruling models, ensuring a dynamic equilibrium during modernity. Despite any dramatic social crisis, theory has always provided exit routes. The tragedy of current crisis lies in the fact that its social implications are exasperated by the absence of alternative views. This book identifies the causes of this mismatch between thought and reality, and illustrates a way out.
Category: Social Science

Liquid Metal

Author : Sean Redmond
ISBN : 9780231501842
Genre : Performing Arts
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Liquid Metal brings together 'seminal' essays that have opened up the study of science fiction to serious critical interrogation. Eight distinct sections cover such topics as the cyborg in science fiction; the science fiction city; time travel and the primal scene; science fiction fandom; and the 1950s invasion narratives. Important writings by Susan Sontag, Vivian Sobchack, Steve Neale, J.P. Telotte, Peter Biskind and Constance Penley are included.
Category: Performing Arts

Thermotropic Liquid Crystals

Author : Ayyalusamy Ramamoorthy
ISBN : 9781402053542
Genre : Science
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This book covers developments in the field of thermotropic liquid crystals and their functional importance. It also presents advances related to different sub-areas pertinent to this interdisciplinary area of research. This text brings together research from synthetic scientists and spectroscopists and attempts to bridge the gaps between these areas. New physical techniques that are powerful in characterizing these materials are discussed.
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Author : John Michels (Journalist)
ISBN : UOM:39015015749362
Genre : Science
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Vols. for 1911-13 contain the Proceedings of the Helminothological Society of Washington, ISSN 0018-0120, 1st-15th meeting.
Category: Science

Liquid Crystals

Author : Horst Stegemeyer
ISBN : 3798509247
Genre : Science
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In 1959, about 1400 compounds forming liquid crystalline phases were known; by 1992, this number had increased to about 50 000. In portable devices like wristwatches, pocket caculators, measuring instruments, and laptop computers the liquid crystal display technology has gained total acceptance and is on the way to encompass the market of colour TV screens. This development makes a volume devoted to liquid crystals in the series Topics in Physical Chemistry desirable. Following the concept of this series, an easy introduction to liquid crystals is given, enabling the reader to understand the basic problems of liquid crystals research and application. Because of the widespread field of different research activities in liquid crystals and applications, various competent authors have been involved in writing chapters on: - Phase types, structures, and chemistry of liquid crystals; - Thermodynamical behavior and physical properties of thermotropic liquid crystals; - Liquid crystalline polymers; - Lyotropic liquid crystals; - Application of liquid crystals in spectroscopy; - Application of liquid crystals in display technology.
Category: Science