The Chrysalis Effect

Author: Philip Elliot Slater
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The Chrysalis Effect shows that the chaos and conflict experienced worldwide today are the result of a global cultural metamorphosis, one which has accelerated so rapidly in recent decades as to provoke fierce resistance. Many of the changes that have taken place in the last fifty years – the feminist movement, the rapid spread of democracy, the global economy, quantum physics, minority movements, the peace movement, the sexual revolution –are part of this cultural transformation. Contrary to accepted opinion, the conflict it engenders is not a struggle between Left and Right, or between the West and Islam, but one taking place within the Left, within the Right, within the West, within Islam, within everyone and every institution. … Currently, the world is in the middle of an adaptive process, moving toward a cultural ethos more appropriate to a species living in a shrinking world and in danger of destroying its habitat –a world that increasingly demands for its survival integrative thinking, unlimited communication, and global cooperation. … Award-winning author Philip Slater explains the metamorphosis of global culture through the analogy of the transition from caterpillar to butterfly – the Chrysalis Effect – whereby by old cultural assumptions are challenged and innovations are seen as a social ill, a critical moral infection, and attacked as such by the upholders of tradition. And when the budding culture replaces the previous one, it doesn’t create a new way of being out of nothing, but merely rearranges old patterns to make the new ones. Today our world is caught in the middle of this disturbing transformative process –a process that creates confusion over values, loss of ethical certainty, and a bewildering lack of consensus about almost everything. The Chrysalis Effect provides an answer to the question: Why is the world in such a mess?

Knowledge Management Practice in Organizations The View from Inside

Author: de Stricker, Ulla
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466651873
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Knowledge management can be a powerful tool if successfully implemented into an organizational structure. Uncovering the latest methods, tools, trends, and strategies in organizational knowledge management should be a priority for individuals working in a variety of industries. Knowledge Management Practice in Organizations: The View from Inside brings together industry experts to discuss the realities of knowledge management work in organizations. Examining the challenges associated with operational knowledge management, this work provides insight into the day-to-day practice of knowledge management in real-life settings. Organizational leaders and professionals, librarians, students, and researchers will find this publication to be an essential tool in understanding knowledge management implementation.

Systemic Crises of Global Climate Change

Author: Phoebe Godfrey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317570111
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Sociological literature tends to view the social categories of race, class and gender as distinct and has avoided discussing how multiple intersections inform and contribute to experiences of injustice and inequity. This limited focus is clearly inadequate. Systemic Crises of Global Climate Change is an edited volume of 49 international, interdisciplinary contributions addressing global climate change (GCC) by intentionally engaging with the issues of race, gender, and class through an intersectional lens. The volume challenges and inspires readers to foster new theoretical and practical linkages and think beyond the traditional, and oftentimes reductionist, environmental science frame by examining issues within their turbulent political, cultural, and personal landscapes. Varied media and writing styles invite students and educators to reflexively engage different, yet complementary, approaches to GCC analysis and interpretation, mirroring the disparate voices and viewpoints within the field. The second volume, Emergent Possibilities for Sustainability will take a similar approach but will examine the possibilities for solutions, as in the quest for global sustainability. This book is a valuable resource for academics, researchers and both undergraduate and post-graduate students in the areas of Environmental Studies, Climate Change, Gender Studies and International studies as well as those seeking a more intersectional analysis of GCC.

The Making of Indian Diplomacy

Author: Deep Datta-Ray
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190206675
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Diplomacy is conventionally understood as an authentic European invention which was internationalised during colonialism. For Indians, the moment of colonial liberation was a false dawn because the colonised had internalised a European logic and performed European practices. Implicit in such a reading is the enduring centrality of Europe to understanding Indian diplomacy. This Eurocentric discourse renders two possibilities impossible: that diplomacy may have Indian origins and that they offer un-theorised potentialities. Abandoning this Eurocentric model of diplomacy, Deep Datta-Ray recognises the legitimacy of independent Indian diplomacy and brings new practices He creates a conceptual space for Indian diplomacy to exist, forefronting civilisational analysis and its focus on continuities, but refraining from devaluing transformational change.

Social Media

Author: Regina Luttrell
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442226137
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A new Second Edition of this book is forthcoming. Tentative publication date: 9/2016 Social Media: How to Engage, Share, and Connect helps readers to truly understand the foundations of and principles behind social media; how to manage and participate within online communities; and comprehend the changing field of modern public relations.

Jenseits von Natur und Kultur

Author: Philippe Descola
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3518768409
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Seit der Zeit der Renaissance ist unser Weltbild von einer zentralen Unterscheidung bestimmt: der zwischen Natur und Kultur. Dort die von Naturgesetzen regierte, unpersönliche Welt der Tiere und Dinge, hier die Menschenwelt mit ihrer individuellen und kulturellen Vielfalt. Diese fundamentale Trennung beherrscht unser ganzes Denken und Handeln. In seinem faszinierenden Buch zeigt der große französische Anthropologe und Schüler von Claude Lévi-Strauss, Philippe Descola, daß diese Kosmologie alles andere als selbstverständlich ist. Dabei stützt er sich auf reiches Material aus zum Teil eigenen anthropologischen Feldforschungen bei Naturvölkern und indigenen Kulturen in Afrika, Amazonien, Neuguinea oder Sibirien. Descola führt uns vor Augen, daß deren Weltbilder ganz andersartig aufgebaut sind als das unsere mit seinen »zwei Etagen« von Natur und Kultur. So betrachten manche Kulturen Dinge als beseelt oder glauben, daß verwandtschaftliche Beziehungen zwischen Tieren und Menschen bestehen. Descola plädiert für eine monistische Anthropologie und entwirft eine Typologie unterschiedlichster Weltbilder. Auf diesem Wege lassen sich neben dem westlichen dualistischen Naturalismus totemistische, animistische oder analogistische Kosmologien entdecken. Eine fesselnde Reise in fremde Welten, die uns unsere eigene mit anderen Augen sehen läßt.

The chrysalis economy

Author: John Elkington
Publisher: Capstone Ltd
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THE CHRYSALIS ECONOMY Two parallel trends are rocking the world of business. Firstly, a new breed of CEOs and business leaders - younger, smarter, networked in new ways - is transforming household name corporations from old corporate models to new styles of corporate citizenship. Secondly, at blistering speed, the global economy is being radically restructured as the new economy wipes away established modes of doing business. But what are the links between the worlds of virtue and virtuality? And which of today's companies and business models will prove sustainable? Based on first-hand experience, The Chrysalis Economy explores some extraordinary cases of corporate metamorphosis as we begin the long haul from today's Caterpillar Economy for tomorrow's Butterfly and Honeybee Economies. John Elkington looks over the shoulders of business leaders and boards as they build the values-based platforms essential for sustainable value creation. He also looks at the corporate cultures which will be needed and the steps required to achieve them. John Elkington is Chairman of one of the world's leading strategy consultancies, SustainAbility, and the bestselling author of Cannibals with Forks and The Green Consumer Guide. John Elkington coined - and Cannibals with Forks launched - a new term, the 'triple bottom line', which has since helped catalyze profound changes in the corporate accountability and reporting agendas. In the process, his pioneering work is helping to drive the evolution of new forms of 'stakeholder capitalism'. The Chrysalis Economy is the fruit of John Elkington's work and other interactions with some of the 'Citizen CEOs' who are leading the charge to a new economic order. The book identifies the steps world-class companies like BP, Ford, Shell and Unilever are taking towards true corporate citizenship, including new forms of portfolio management, sustainability accounting and reporting and, ultimately, radically different forms of corporate governance. If the 19th Century was typified by mercantile capitalism and the 20th Century by corporatism, then the 21st looks set to be the century of globalism, not just globalization.The Chrysalis Economy explores the implications for markets, companies and business leaders.

Das andere Geschlecht

Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644051615
Format: PDF
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Das berühmte Standardwerk von Simone de Beauvoir. Die universelle Standortbestimmung der Frau, die aus jahrtausendealter Abhängigkeit von männlicher Vorherrschaft ausgebrochen ist, hat nichts an Gültigkeit eingebüßt. Die Scharfsichtigkeit der grundlegenden Analyse tritt in der Neuübersetzung noch deutlicher hervor.