Theory on the Edge

Theory on the Edge brings together some of the foremost specialists working at the interdisciplinary interface between Irish Studies, feminist theory, queer theory, and gender and sexuality studies in order to trace the contemporary ...

Theory on the Edge

Author: N. Giffney

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137315474

Page: 300

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Theory on the Edge brings together some of the foremost specialists working at the interdisciplinary interface between Irish Studies, feminist theory, queer theory, and gender and sexuality studies in order to trace the contemporary development of feminist thinking and activism in Ireland.

Reframing Critical Literary and Cultural Theories

This book participates in the ongoing debate about the alleged “death of theory” and the current post-theoretical condition, arguing that the “finitude” of theoretical projects does not mean “end”, but rather contingency and ...

Reframing Critical  Literary  and Cultural Theories

Author: Nicoletta Pireddu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319899902

Page: 358

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This book participates in the ongoing debate about the alleged “death of theory” and the current post-theoretical condition, arguing that the “finitude” of theoretical projects does not mean “end”, but rather contingency and transformation of thinking, beyond irreconcilable doctrines. Contributors from different cultural and scholarly backgrounds and based in three different continents propose new areas of investigation and interpretive possibilities, reopening dialogues with past and present discourses from a plurality of perspectives and locations. After a first section that reassesses the status and scopes of critique, theory, and literature, the book foregrounds new or neglected critical vocabulary, literary paradigms, and narrative patterns to reread texts at the intersection with other branches of the humanities—history, philosophy, religion, and pedagogy. It then explores geopolitical, cultural, and epistemological domains that have been historically and ideologically overdetermined (such as postsocialist, postcolonial, and cosmopolitan spaces), recodifying them as unstable sites of both conflicts and convergences. By acknowledging the spatio-temporal and cultural delimitations of any intellectual practice, the book creates awareness of our own partiality and incompleteness, but treats boundaries as zones of contact, exchange, and conceptual mobility that promote crossings and connections.

Critical Criminology at the Edge

Introduces key emerging perspectives in postmodern analysis and discusses their application in criminology, law, and social justice.

Critical Criminology at the Edge

Author: Dragan Milovanovic

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

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Page: 292

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Introduces key emerging perspectives in postmodern analysis and discusses their application in criminology, law, and social justice.

Irony s Edge

Irony's Edge outlines and then challenges all the major existing theories of irony, providing the most comprehensive and critically challengin theory of irony to date.

Irony s Edge

Author: Linda Hutcheon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134937547

Page: 264

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The edge of irony, says Linda Hutcheon, is always a social and political edge. Irony depends upon interpretation; it happens in the tricky, unpredictable space between expression and understanding. Irony's Edge is a fascinating, compulsively readable study of the myriad forms and the effects of irony. It sets out, for the first time, a sustained, clear analysis of the theory and the political contexts of irony, using a wide range of references from contemporary culture. Examples extend from Madonna to Wagner, from a clever quip in conversation to a contentious exhibition in a museum. Irony's Edge outlines and then challenges all the major existing theories of irony, providing the most comprehensive and critically challengin theory of irony to date.

Meeting at the Edge of Fear Theory on a World Scale

Rich and sophisticated analyses of gender have been produced around the postcolonial world. But the theory in this work gets little recognition in the current global economy of knowledge.

Meeting at the Edge of Fear  Theory on a World Scale

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Rich and sophisticated analyses of gender have been produced around the postcolonial world. But the theory in this work gets little recognition in the current global economy of knowledge. Feminist theory needs an understanding of the coloniality of gender, seeing the gender dynamic in imperialism and the significance of global processes for the meaning of gender itself. The agendas of feminist theory are being re-shaped on issues that include violence, power and the state, identity, methodology, and the land. An alternative structure of knowledge is emerging that can re-shape the global terrain of feminist theory and its connections with practice.

Competing on the Edge

This book focuses on specific management dilemmas and illustrates solutions that work when the name of the game is change.

Competing on the Edge

Author: Shona L. Brown

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 9780875847542

Page: 299

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In their startling new book, authors Brown and Eisenhardt contend that to prosper in today's fiercely competitive business environments, a new paradigm--competing on the edge--must be implemented as a new survival strategy. This book focuses on specific management dilemmas and illustrates solutions that work when the name of the game is change.

A Tear at the Edge of Creation

Without asymmetries and imperfections, the universe would be filled with nothing but smooth radiation. A Tear at the Edge of Creation calls for nothing less than a new "humancentrism" to reflect our position in the universal order.

A Tear at the Edge of Creation

Author: Marcelo Gleiser

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439127867

Page: 304

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For millennia, shamans and philosophers, believers and nonbelievers, artists and scientists have tried to make sense of our existence by suggesting that everything is connected, that a mysterious Oneness binds us to everything else. People go to temples, churches, mosques, and synagogues to pray to their divine incarnation of Oneness. Following a surprisingly similar notion, scientists have long asserted that under Nature’s apparent complexity there is a simpler underlying reality. In its modern incarnation, this Theory of Everything would unite the physical laws governing very large bodies (Einstein’s theory of relativity) and those governing tiny ones (quantum mechanics) into a single framework. But despite the brave efforts of many powerful minds, the Theory of Everything remains elusive. It turns out that the universe is not elegant. It is gloriously messy. Overturning more than twenty-five centuries of scientific thought, award-winning physicist Marcelo Gleiser argues that this quest for a Theory of Everything is fundamentally misguided, and he explains the volcanic implications this ideological shift has for humankind. All the evidence points to a scenario in which everything emerges from fundamental imperfections, primordial asymmetries in matter and time, cataclysmic accidents in Earth’s early life, and duplication errors in the genetic code. Imbalance spurs creation. Without asymmetries and imperfections, the universe would be filled with nothing but smooth radiation. A Tear at the Edge of Creation calls for nothing less than a new "humancentrism" to reflect our position in the universal order. All life, but intelligent life in particular, is a rare and precious accident. Our presence here has no meaning outside of itself, but it does have meaning. The unplanned complexity of humankind is all the more beautiful for its improbability. It’s time for science to let go of the old aesthetic that labels perfection beautiful and holds that "beauty is truth." It’s time to look at the evidence without centuries of monotheistic baggage. In this lucid, down-to-earth narrative, Gleiser walks us through the basic and cutting-edge science that fueled his own transformation from unifier to doubter—a fascinating scientific quest that led him to a new understanding of what it is to be human.

Edgework

Risk is seductive. Whether we are talking about skydiving or unprotected sex. Contributors seek the boundaries between legal & criminal behaviour, between conscious & unconscious acts, sanity & insanity, acceptible risk & stupidity.

Edgework

Author: Stephen Lyng

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415932165

Page: 297

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Risk is seductive. Whether we are talking about skydiving or unprotected sex. Contributors seek the boundaries between legal & criminal behaviour, between conscious & unconscious acts, sanity & insanity, acceptible risk & stupidity.

Writing at the Edge

This book is the best of curriculum theory and narrative inquiry, as well as a stunning invitation to those working in language arts, writing, and teacher education to reconsider personal writing as a place of great diversity, beauty, and ...

Writing at the Edge

Author: Jeff Park

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820467856

Page: 179

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In Writing at the Edge, Jeff Park invites the reader to see personal writing as the metaphorical space where individuals negotiate meaning with others and the world. Drawing upon writing process theory, curriculum theory, narrative theory, and many years of practice, this book explores writing in relation to the «self», but dares to include the multiplicities and contradictions of social and cultural constructions of gender, power, and politics. Park uses the metaphor of the «riparian zone» to reconsider the value of writing as a site of negotiation of self, culture, and society. This book is the best of curriculum theory and narrative inquiry, as well as a stunning invitation to those working in language arts, writing, and teacher education to reconsider personal writing as a place of great diversity, beauty, and paradox.

Complexity

. . . The subject of complexity is vital and controversial. This book is important and beautifully done.

Complexity

Author: Roger Lewin

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Page: 208

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"Put together one of the world's best science writers with one of the universe's most fascinating subjects and you are bound to produce a wonderful book. . . . The subject of complexity is vital and controversial. This book is important and beautifully done."--Stephen Jay Gould "[Complexity] is that curious mix of complication and organization that we find throughout the natural and human worlds: the workings of a cell, the structure of the brain, the behavior of the stock market, the shifts of political power. . . . It is time science . . . thinks about meaning as well as counting information. . . . This is the core of the complexity manifesto. Read it, think about it . . . but don't ignore it."--Ian Stewart, "Nature" This second edition has been brought up to date with an essay entitled "On the Edge in the Business World" and an interview with John Holland, author of "Emergence: From Chaos to Order."

Reading on the Edge

Examines the notion of exile and hybrid cultural identity in Proust, Joyce, and Baldwin, with implications for our understanding of modernism and the modernist canon.

Reading on the Edge

Author: Cyraina E. Johnson-Roullier

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791445419

Page: 217

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Examines the notion of exile and hybrid cultural identity in Proust, Joyce, and Baldwin, with implications for our understanding of modernism and the modernist canon.

Edge and Tip Diffractions

In this book, theoretical derivations are followed by their numerical implementation and application to real exploration problems.

Edge and Tip Diffractions

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Publisher: SEG Books

ISBN: 1560801492

Page: 210

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The theoretical framework of the edge and tip wave theory of diffractions has been elaborated from fundamental wave mechanics. Seismic diffractions are inevitable parts of the recorded wavefield scattered from complex structural settings and thus carry back to the surface information that can be exploited to enhance the resolution of details in the underground. The edge and tip wave theory of diffractions provides a physically sound and mathematically consistent method of computing diffraction phenomena in realistic geologic models. In this book, theoretical derivations are followed by their numerical implementation and application to real exploration problems. The book was written initially as lecture notes for an internal course in diffraction modeling at Norsk Hydro Research Center, Bergen, Norway, and later was used for a graduate course at Novosibirsk State University in Russia. The material is drawn from several previous publications and from unpublished technical reports. Edge and Tip Diffractions will be of interest to geoscientists, engineers, and students at graduate and Ph. D. levels.

The Theory and Practice of Surveying Containing All the Instructions Requisite for the Skilful Practice of this Art With a New Set of Accurate Mathematical Tables Illustrated by Copper plates Newly Arranged Improved and Enlarged with Useful Selections by James Ryan Harper s Stereotype Edition

Produce any line of the map , as AH , both ways ; lay the edge of a parallel ruler
from A to C , having B above it ; hold the other side of the ruler , or that next you ,
fast ; open till the same edge touches B , and by it , with a protracting pin , mark ...

The Theory and Practice of Surveying  Containing All the Instructions Requisite for the Skilful Practice of this Art  With a New Set of Accurate Mathematical Tables  Illustrated by Copper plates  Newly Arranged  Improved  and Enlarged  with Useful Selections  by James Ryan   Harper s Stereotype Edition

Author: Robert Gibson

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On the Edge of Scarcity

Drawn from the much-acclaimed Coming Age of Scarcity and adapted here for general classroom use, this work will be an ideal introduction to courses in population, environment and resources, genocide studies, and social conflict.

On the Edge of Scarcity

Author: Michael N. Dobkowski

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815629436

Page: 236

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These essays address one of the most pressing and significant issues that humanity has confronted to date - the lack of life-sustaining resources. Michael N. Dobkowski and Isidor Wallimann establish a disturbing but realistic scenario of the disastrous future that awaits humankind as surplus populations collide with dwindling resources. Authors consider a number of cause-and-effect situations on industrialization, biophysical limits, exponential population growth, and genocide, to name a few. This volume is a critical contribution to the field and will serve as an ideal introduction to courses in the environment, population, resources, genocide, and social conflict.

The Insight Edge

This book offers such a knowledge base.

The Insight Edge

Author: Ervin Laszlo

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781567200966

Page: 145

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Written by a team where the father is recognized as the world's foremost evolutionary systems scientist and the son is one of the youngest members of the top management of a Fortune 500 transnational company, The Insight Edge, in the words of James Ogilvy, comes at a crucial time and speaks to the needs of the time. It is essential reading in an age where information is the new capital, and knowledge of the basic trends that shape our world is a vital part of the required information. Managing postindustrial enterprises in today's information-linked and globalized business environment is vastly different from managing businesses in the bygone industrial era. Being a good manager in today's world means navigating in the turbulence of a global sea of rapid-fire interaction, and coping with myriad factors that are prone to change in a seemingly unpredictable fashion. Being a good manager also means living up to one's responsibilities, not only to one's company and stockholders, but also to one's coworkers, partners, customers, and society at large--even nature. Meeting the challenge that confronts today's managers calls for a fresh knowledge base; one that includes, in addition to the necessary technical knowledge handed down in management schools and seminars, familiarity with the dynamics that generate the seemingly unpredictable--but by no means casual and unforeseeable--patterns of change in the contemporary business environment. This book offers such a knowledge base. It brings to leading managers, and to everyone concerned with the effective and responsible management of business companies, the essential minimum of up-to-date scientific knowledge: the readily acquired foundations of evolutionary literacy.

Writing on the Edge

I cannot teach postcolonial theory , or any theory , but I can invite students to think
alongside Edward Said's projects , to work in and against his methods , to bring
their experience and knowledge into dialogue with his claims . I cannot easily ...

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The Theory and Use of a Physical Balance

The beam rests on this plate by means of a knife - edge ( K ) placed
symmetrically with respect to the beam and lying in a plane through the short
diagonal of the trapezoid . This knifeedge is either of steel or of agate : in the
former case it is the ...

The Theory and Use of a Physical Balance

Author: James Walker

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