ORIENTING THE SELF

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Orienting The Self

Author : Debra N. Prager
ISBN : 9781571135940
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Follows the evolution of the Orient as a positive literary device in German literature and demonstrates how it was used to explore subjectivity and the possibility of wholeness.
Category: Literary Criticism

Self Regulation In Activity Theory

Author : Gregory Z. Bedny
ISBN : 9781466569355
Genre : Computers
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Every complex human-machine system includes a computer as a critically important means of work. However, an operator's interaction with a computerized system cannot be reduced to only performing computer-based tasks. Today human-computer interaction (HCI) is not limited to trained software users. People of all ages use all different kinds of gadget
Category: Computers

The Social Construction Of Trust

Author : Linda Weber
ISBN : 0306473704
Genre : Psychology
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Based on in-depth interviews designed to determine what trust is, how it is built, and how it is destroyed, this important new resource provides extensive insight into the fundamental process of interpersonal trust in the day-to-day lives of average people. It furnishes qualitative data analysis and offers a detailed definition of trust in a sociological context. This unique text is a valuable reference for sociologists, social and clinical psychologists, and students in these disciplines.
Category: Psychology

Social Identities And Multiple Selves In Foreign Language Education

Author : Damian J. Rivers
ISBN : 9781441160645
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Within foreign language education contexts across the globe, inadequate attention has been paid to documenting the dynamics of identity development, negotiation and management. This book looks at these dynamics in specific relation to otherness, in addition to attitudinal and behavioural overtones created through use of the term 'foreign' (despite its position as an integral marker in language acquisition discourse). This book argues that individual identities are multidimensional constructs that gravitate around a hub of intricate social networks of multimodal intergroup interaction. The chapters pursue a collective desire to move the notion of identity away from theoretical abstraction and toward the lived experiences of foreign language teachers and students. While the identities entangled with these interactions owe a significant measure of their existence to the immediate social context, they can also be actively developed by their holders. The collection of chapters within this book demonstrate how foreign language education environments (traditional and non-traditional) are ideal locations for the development of a sophisticated repertoire of discursive strategies used in the formulation, navigation, expression and management of social identities and multiple selves.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Re Orienting Western Feminisms

Author : Chilla Bulbeck
ISBN : 0521589754
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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What does feminism mean to the women of rural India, young Thai sex workers, or Filipino maids in Hong Kong? Chilla Bulbeck presents a bold challenge to the hegemony of white, Western feminism in this incisive and wide-ranging exploration of the lived experiences of "women of color." She examines debates on human rights, family relationships, sexuality and notions of the individual and community to show how their meanings and significance in different parts of the world contests the issues that preoccupy contemporary Anglophone feminists.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Emmanuel Levinas

Author : Abi Doukhan
ISBN : 9781441102256
Genre : Philosophy
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Our era is profoundly marked by the phenomenon of exile and it is has become increasingly urgent to rethink the concept of exile and our stance towards it. This renewed reflection on the problem of exile brings to the fore a number of questions regarding the traditionally negative connotation of exile. Is there not another way to understand the condition of exile? Permeated with references to the 'stranger', the 'other' and 'exteriority', the philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas signifies a positive understanding of exile. This original and compelling book distills from Levinas's philosophy a wisdom of exile, for the first time shedding a positive light on the condition of exile itself. Abi Doukhan argues that Levinas's philosophy can be understood as a comprehensive philosophy of exile, from his ethics to his thoughts on society, love, knowledge, spirituality and art, thereby presenting a comprehensive view of the philosophy of Levinas himself as well as a renewed understanding of the wealth and contribution of exile to a given society.
Category: Philosophy

Educating For Cosmopolitanism Lessons From Cognitive Science And Literature

Author : M. Bracher
ISBN : 9781137390202
Genre : Education
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Drawing on developments in cognitive science, Bracher formulates pedagogical strategies for teaching literature in ways that develop students' cognitive capabilities for cosmopolitanism, the pursuit of global equality and justice. Several staple classroom texts, such as Things Fall Apart, provide detailed examples for teaching practices.
Category: Education

Repetition And Philosophical Crumbs

Author : Soren Kierkegaard
ISBN : 9780199214198
Genre : Philosophy
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These two complementary works give the reader a unique insight into the breadth and substance of Kierkegaard's thought. One reads like a novel and the other a Platonic dialogue but both concern the nature of love, faith, and happiness. These are the first translations to convey the literary quality and philosophical precision of the originals.
Category: Philosophy

Self Ego And Identity

Author : Daniel K. Lapsley
ISBN : 9781461578345
Genre : Psychology
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In the midst of the "cognitive revolution," there has been a veritable ex plosion of interest in topics that have been long banished from academic consideration under the intellectual hegemony of behaviorism. Most notably, notions of self, ego, and identity are reasserting themselves as fundamental problems in a variety of research traditions within psychol ogy and the social sciences. Theoretical models, review articles, edited vol umes, and empirical work devoted to these constructs are proliferating at a dizzying rate. This clearly attests to the renascent interest in these topics, the vitality of these research paradigms, and the promise that these constructs hold for explaining fundamental aspects of human development and behavior. Although the renewed academic interest in self, ego, and identity is obviously an exciting and healthy development, there is always the tenden cy for research to take on a parochial character. When boundaries are erected among different theoretical perspectives, when empirical findings are viewed in isolation, when theories are too sharply delimited and segre gated from other domains of behavior, then what may seem like progres sive, healthy, and content-increasing tendencies in a research paradigm may turn out to be, on closer inspection, merely an inchoate thrashing about. Fortunately there is an internal dynamic to scientific investigation that tends to combat this degenerating tendency. There is something about the rhythm of science that bids us to transcend parochial theoretical in terests and seek the most general theory.
Category: Psychology

Language Charisma And Creativity

Author : Thomas J. Csordas
ISBN : 0520204697
Genre : Social Science
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"A timely, well-written contribution to our understanding of a number of important phenomena in the contemporary world."--Erika Bourguignon, Ohio State University "A timely, well-written contribution to our understanding of a number of important phenomena in the contemporary world."--Erika Bourguignon, Ohio State University
Category: Social Science