Time And Temporality In Intercultural Perspective

Author: Douwe Tiemersma
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9051839731
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From the contents: The necessity of intercultural philosophy (Jan Hoogland).- Some reflections on Aristotle's notion of time in an intercultural perspective (Juergen Hengelbrock).- Time in Buddhism and Leibniz: an intercultural perspective (Hari Shankar Prasad).- Time and temporality from the Japanese perspective (Tomonaga Tairako).- Time and African thought (Kwasi Wiredu). (Barbara Arizti Martin).

Fire This Time

Author: Gerald Horne
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 0813916267
Size: 16.80 MB
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In August 1965 the predominantly black neighborhood of Watts in Los Angeles erupted in flames and violence following an incident of police brutality. This is the first comprehensive treatment of that uprising. Property losses reached hundreds of millions of dollars and the official death toll was thirty-four, but the political results were even more profound. The civil rights movement was placed on the defensive as the image of meek and angelic protestors in the South was replaced by the image of "rioting" blacks in the West. A "white backlash" ensued that led directly to Ronald Reagan's election as governor of California in 1966. In Fire This Time Horne delineates the central roles played by Ronald Reagan, Tom Bradley, Martin Luther King, Jr., Edmund G. Brown, and organizations such as the NAACP, Black Panthers, Nation of Islam, and gangs. He documents the role of the Cold War in the dismantling of legalized segregation, and he looks at the impact of race, region, class, gender, and age on postwar Los Angeles. All this he considers in light of world developments, particularly in Vietnam, the Soviet Union, China, and Africa.

About Time

Author: Bruce Koscielniak
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0618396683
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Lively illustrations and fun, accessible text provide an account of the history of time and the evolution of keeping time, from following the sun and the moon to the huge clocks we use today.

Pressed For Time

Author: Judy Wajcman
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226196503
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The technologically tethered, iPhone-addicted figure is an image we can easily conjure. Most of us complain that there aren't enough hours in the day and too many e-mails in our thumb-accessible inboxes. This widespread perception that life is faster than it used to be is now ingrained in our culture, and smartphones and the Internet are continually being blamed. But isn't the sole purpose of the smartphone to give us such quick access to people and information that we'll be free to do other things? Isn't technology supposed to make our lives easier? In Pressed for Time, Judy Wajcman explains why we immediately interpret our experiences with digital technology as inexorably accelerating everyday life. She argues that we are not mere hostages to communication devices, and the sense of always being rushed is the result of the priorities and parameters we ourselves set rather than the machines that help us set them. Indeed, being busy and having action-packed lives has become valorized by our productivity driven culture. Wajcman offers a bracing historical perspective, exploring the commodification of clock time, and how the speed of the industrial age became identified with progress. She also delves into the ways time-use differs for diverse groups in modern societies, showing how changes in work patterns, family arrangements, and parenting all affect time stress. Bringing together empirical research on time use and theoretical debates about dramatic digital developments, this accessible and engaging book will leave readers better versed in how to use technology to navigate life's fast lane.


Author: Clifford A. Pickover
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195130960
Size: 11.18 MB
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With the aid of diagrams, a science-fiction tale, and examples from philosophy, music, and modern physics, a writer for Discover magazine invites readers to the forefront of science to explore the mysterious nature of time. UP.

A Day At A Time

Author: Margo Culley
Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY
ISBN: 093531251X
Size: 12.99 MB
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Gathers diary selections, describes the historical background of each writer, and discusses the changing function and content of diaries

It S About Learning And It S About Time

Author: Louise Stoll
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415227895
Size: 11.69 MB
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The purpose of this book is to re-orient the current agenda in education towards learning. The recent emphasis has been on achieving standards through managing schools, teachers and the teaching process. But the real purpose of schools was, is, and always will be about learning. In an increasingly complex, diverse and unpredictable world, it is necessary for schools and those working with them to refocus on learning at all levels - pupils, teachers, leaders, the organisation as a whole and all of the school's partners. It's About Learning is a clear and well written discussion woven with practical examples and strategies. It also includes an annotated bibliography suggesting useful follow-up reading, and the issues are posed as questions for reflection and discussion.