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Thomas Hardy and Desire

by Jane Thomas

Drawing on a broad concept of desire, informed by poststructuralist theorists this book examines the range of Hardy's work. It demonstrates the sustained nature of his thinking about desire, its relationship to the social and symbolic network in which human subjectivity is constituted and art's potential to offer fulfilment to the desiring subject.

Passivity Generation

by Irene Bruna Seu

The book applies a unique mix of psychosocial methods to understand the complexity of emotional, cognitive and ideological responses to human rights violations and examines the banal quality of the everyday vocabularies that people use to make sense of human rights and their violations, and justify not intervening. In Passivity Generation, Irene Bruna Seu offers a vivid and compassionate account of how past experiences of trauma and suffering affect individual (un)responsiveness, and explores the psychodynamics of passivity and its underpinning defence mechanisms.

Managing Risks In The European Periphery Debt Crisis

by George Christodoulakis

The European Periphery Debt Crisis (EPDC) has its roots in the structural characteristics of the individual economies affected. This book offers a full diagnosis of the EPDC, its association to the national and international structural characteristics and a full analysis from a risk management point of view of the available policy options.

The Historical Turn in Analytic Philosophy

by Erich H. Reck

During the last 25 years, a large number of publications on the history of analytic philosophy have appeared, significantly more than in the preceding period. As most of these works are by analytically trained authors, it is tempting to speak of a 'historical turn' in analytic philosophy. The present volume constitutes both a contribution to this body of work and a reflection on what is, or might be, achieved in it. The twelve new essays, by an international group of contributors, range from case studies on individual philosophers (Russell, Carnap, Quine, and Ryle) through discussions of broader themes in the history of analytic philosophy (in logic and philosophy of language, philosophy of mathematics, epistemology, philosophy of mind and psychology) to related methodological reflections (on the relationship between doing analytic philosophy and studying the history of philosophy, on various forms of philosophical history, and on their respective benefits).

Logic as Universal Science

by Anssi Korhonen

Logic as Universal Science offers a detailed reconstruction of the underlying philosophy in The Principles of Mathematics showing how Russell sought to deliver a death blow to the dominant Kantian view that formal logic is a concise and dry science and unable to enlarge our understanding.

New Argentine and Brazilian Cinema

by Álvaro Fernández Bravo Jens Andermann

Reality Effects brings together the reflections of leading film scholars and critics from Latin America, the UK and the United States on the re-emergence of the real as a prime concern in contemporary Argentine and Brazilian film, and as a main reason for the acclaim both cinematographies have won among international audiences in recent years.

The Hojjatiyeh Society in Iran

by Ronen A. Cohen

This book analyzes the evolution of the Hojjatiyeh movement in Iran, a semi-clandestine movement which emerged in the 1950s as an anti-Baha'i movement, went underground in the 1960s, and re-emerged openly after Iran's 1979 revolution with its members coming to occupy some of the highest echelon posts in Iranian politics

Iberian Visions of the Pacific Ocean, 1507–1899

by Rainer F. Buschmann

In this work, Buschmann incorporates neglected Spanish visions into the European perceptions of the emerging Pacific world. The book argues that Spanish diplomats and intellectuals attempted to create an intellectual link between the Americas and the Pacific Ocean.

De-Medicalizing Misery II

by Mark Rapley Joanna Moncrieff Ewen Speed

This book expands upon the previous volume of De-Medicalizing Misery. It seeks to extend the critical scope of that original project into a wider social and political context, with a view to developing the critique of the psychiatrization of Western society in particular. It draws from the work of a number of international critical scholars to explore the contemporary mental health landscape and to pose possible alternative solutions to the continuing problem of emotional distress and disturbance. By turning a critical lens to ongoing processes of recovery, resilience and the expansionist project of psychiatric classification, this book seeks to undermine these processes through the development of realizable alternatives to this psychiatrization of misery and distress. De-Medicalizing Misery II is dedicated in part to the work and memory of Mark Rapley, who was a central figure in the development of this critical project.

Parenting Culture Studies

by Jan Macvarish Charlotte Faircloth Jennie Bristow Ellie Lee

Why have the minutiae of how parents raise their children become routine sources of public debate and policy making? This book provides in-depth answers to these features drawing on a wide range of sources from sociology, history, anthropology and psychology, covering developments in both Europe and North America.

The Unhappy Divorce of Sociology and Psychoanalysis

by John Andrews Lynn Chancer

A collection of 18 contributions by well-known scholars in and outside the US, The Unhappy Divorce of Sociology and Psychoanalysis shows how sociology has much to gain from incorporating rather than overlooking or marginalizing psychoanalysis and psychosocial approaches to a wide range of social topics.

A Multi-Gear Strategy for Economic Recovery

by R. A. Rayman

Volume II proposes radical reform (1) of the accounting system - to bring corporate management under the control of market forces; and (2) of the tax system - to enable the economy to grow to its full potential and to establish an automatic mechanism for price stability without any arbitrary intervention.

New Forms and Expressions of Conflict at Work

by Gregor Gall

A survey and analysis of the new forms and expressions of conflict at work under capitalism. This collection uses theoretical and empirical approaches to demonstrate that there is an underlying historical continuity to current and new forms and expressions of conflict at work and that there is also a path dependency by country and culture. Although the strike is in decline in many countries, it is not so in all and different means of expressing and resolving collective grievances are used but not always as substitutes to the weapon of strike.

Global Trends in Human Resource Management

by Mila Lazarova Eleni Stavrou Emma Parry

Provides an understanding of how HRM policies and practices differ across countries and how the development of management practice may be affected by different institutional and cultural contexts. Containing contributions from a range of well-respected HRM scholars across the world, this collection is based upon data from a unique research project.

Asian and Pacific Regional Cooperation

by Michael Haas

Asia and the Pacific have been transformed from a bloody zone of conflict to an unparalled arena of peace over the past 50 years. The reason, as explained in this book, is that leaders of Asian and Pacific countries undertook concerted and creative diplomatic efforts to find ways to cooperate informally through international institutions. To explain how the transformation occurred, the book examines the cultural-historical-theoretical context, more than 100 institutions of regional cooperation, the disposition of almost 100 subregional conflicts, and diplomatic underpinnings at subregional and regional levels. The book also provides the first quantitative test of competing theories of regional integration by Karl Deutsch, Ernst Haas, and other prominent scholars in order to discover the empirical underpinnings of the extraordinary success story of regional cooperation in Asia and the Pacific.

Orgasmic Bodies

by Hannah Frith

Engaging both with science and popular culture, this book examines the meanings given to orgasmic bodies in contemporary heterosex. Starting from the assumption that orgasm is not a 'natural' or pre-social experience, Orgasmic Bodies argues that the meaning of 'orgasmic experience' must be learned – sometimes through explicit pedagogical instruction which is wrapped up in gendered ideologies. Despite detailed attention to 'knowing' the orgasmic body, especially the female body, embodied experience remains ambiguous and ineffable even as scientific and lay discourses seek to make it concrete and unmistakable. The dominance of an 'orgasmic imperative' where orgasm is essential to 'good sex', combined with evidence that women experience fewer orgasms than men, generates differing obligations to produce, work on, and enact, orgasm. Orgasmic Bodies explores how bodily experiences of orgasm are worked up as present/absent, complicated/straightforward, too slow/too fast, fake or real, in the doing of masculinities and femininities.

Mass Dictatorship and Modernity

by Yong-Woo Kim Michael Schoenhals Michael Kim

Mass Dictatorship and Modernity is the second volume in the 'Mass Dictatorship' series. A transnational, academic research venture, it interrogates mass dictatorship in a broad historical context, focusing on the emergence of modernity through interactions of center and periphery, empire and colony, and democracy and dictatorship on a global scale.

The British Abroad Since the Eighteenth Century, Volume 2

by Xavier Gu�gan Martin Farr

This is a collection of twelve interdisciplinary essays from international scholars concerned with examining the British experience of Empire since the eighteenth century. It considers themes such as national identity, modernity, culture, social class, diplomacy, consumerism, gender, postcolonialism, and perceptions of Britain's place in the world.

The British Abroad Since the Eighteenth Century, Volume 1

by Xavier Gu�gan Martin Farr

This book considers the British travelling beyond their isles over the last three hundred years, and through a range of interdisciplinary perspectives reflects on their taste for discovery and self-discovery both through the exploration - and exploitation - of other lands and peoples.

Traditional Chinese Thinking On Hrm Practices

by Li Yuan

Suggests important ramifications for both Western and Eastern Human Resources Practices and is the first research of its kind to empirically investigate the effect of Chinese core values, which originated from Chinese traditional thinking, on HRM practices in China.

Materiality and Space

by Nathalie Mitev Francois-Xavier de Vaujany

Materiality and Space focuses on how organizations and managing are bound with the material forms and spaces through which humans act and interact at work. It concentrates on organizational practices and pulls together three separate domainsthat are rarely looked at together: sociomateriality, sociology of space, and social studies of technology. The contributions draw on and combine several of these domains, and propose analyses of spaces and materiality in a range of organizational practices such as collaborative workspaces, media work, urban management, e-learning environments, managerial control, mobile lives, institutional routines and professional identity. Theoretical insights are also developed by Pickering on the material world, Lyytinen on affordance, Lorino on architexture and Introna on sociomaterial assemblages in order to delve further into conceptualizing materiality in organizations. "

The Character of the Manager

by Gregory R. Beabout

Explores Alasdair MacIntyre's criticisms of the manager and retrieves an interdisciplinary approach to character transforming arguments. The manager as wise steward is proposed as a model for virtuous management.

Immigration, Popular Culture, and the Re-routing of European Muslim Identity

by Lara N. Dotson-Renta

Through readings of postcolonial theory and examination of post-9/11 novels, film, and hip-hop music, this book studies how North African immigrants to Spain translate and transfer cultural and political memory from one land to another.

Dynamics of Asymmetric Territorial Conflict

by Uri Resnick

This book provides a comprehensive study of asymmetric territorial conflict combining game theory, statistical empirical analysis and historiographic analysis. Using the Israeli-Palestine conflict as a case study, it tests the model on a database of almost four hundred territorial conflicts.

Gender, Migration and Domestic Work

by Hernan Ramirez Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo Ania Plomien Diane Perrons Majella Kilkey

Based on studies conducted in the UK and USA, this book investigates the experiences of suppliers and consumers of masculinized domestic services, exploring issues such as increasing inequality, migration, the rise of commoditized domestic services, contemporary masculinities and the gendering of paid work.

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