The Fabric of Cultures Systems in the Making

Author: Eugenia Paulicelli
Publisher: QCArtCenter, City University of New York
ISBN: 882649486X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Fabric of Cultures: Systems in the Making is a groundbreaking multidisciplinary, pedagogic and research project that reflects on the art of making, craftsmanship and technology in a globalized world. The catalogue accompanies the exhibition at the QC Art Center of the City University of New York. The exhibition and project as a whole call attention to larger systems at play that influence the state of fashion, crafts and aesthetics constantly under development and in flux. The exhibition focuses on the NEW MADE IN ITALY within a transnational context and in conversation with other cultures, traditions and innovative technologies. Eugenia Paulicelli is professor of Italian, Comparative Literature and Women's Studies at Queens College and The Graduate Center, The City University of New York. She directs Italian graduate Studies at Queens College and Fashion Studies at the Graduate Center. She has published several books including Fashion under Fascism (2004) and the more recent publications Italian Style. Fashion & Film from Early Cinema to the Digital Age (2016 and 2017); and Film, Fashion and the 1960s (co-editor, 2017). For more information visit her website:

The Poet s Voice in the Making of Mind

Author: Russell Meares
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317367707
Format: PDF, Mobi
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How did the human mind evolve and how does it emerge, again and again, in individual lives? In The Poet’s Voice in the Making of Mind, Russell Meares presents a fascinating inquiry into the origin of mind. He proposes that the way in which mind, or self, evolved, may resemble the way it emerges in childhood play and that a poetic, analogical style of thought is a biological necessity, essential to bringing to fruition the achievement of the human mind. Taking a fresh look at the language used in psychotherapy, he shows how language, and conversation in particular, is central to the development and maintenance of self. His theory incorporates the ideas from William James, Hughlings, Jackson, Janet, Hobson, Gerald Edelman, Wolf Singer, Vygotsky and others. It is illuminated by extracts from literary artists such as Wallace Stevens, W.S. Merwin, Virginia Woolf, Joseph Conrad and Shakespeare. Encompassing psychotherapy; psychoanalysis; evolution; child development; literary criticism; philosophy; studies of mind and consciousness, The Poet’s Voice in the Making of Mind is an engaging, ground-breaking and thought-provoking work that will appeal to psychotherapists and psychoanalysts, as well as anyone interested in the emergence of mind and self.

Married and Making a Living

Author: Barbara Kranendonk
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780815329961
Format: PDF
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Our economy is characterized by a changing labor market in which large companies are forced by competition to downsize by laying off employees whose skills are specialized and where alternatives are either less attractive or nonexistent. Small family businesses, which have increased in numbers during the last decade, are one means to address such an employment problem. Changing careers as a result of corporate downsizing is a traumatic experience, but sharing time and responsibilities with a spouse in a family-owned business without preparation multiplies that stress.This book describes the organization of roles and work tasks typical in a group of married couples who own and manage small franchise businesses. These work relationships demonstrate high levels of togetherness and adaptability, but family research has shown that these characteristics are often problematic in marital relationships. Notable problems for these couples include covert and overt conflict as well as a fusion of work roles: Too much flexibility leads to unclear and inconsistent work assignments, and impulsive decision-making. The book outlines several techniques for educating and coaching business spouses.

Multiculturalism in Art Museums Today

Author: Joni Boyd Acuff
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0759124116
Format: PDF, Docs
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Aimed at museum educators, Multiculturalism in Art Museums Today seeks to marry museum and multicultural education theories. It reveals how the union of these theories yields more equitable educational practices and guides museum educators to address misrepresentation, exclusivity, accessibility, and educational inequality.

Making World Development Work

Author: Grégoire Leclerc
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 9780826337337
Format: PDF, ePub
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"The authors reexamine world development - usually the province of economists - as professionals trained in the natural sciences. They show how we have and might use tested scientific and technical procedures and concepts, as well as science itself, to achieve much better results than what has been characteristic of the past. Leclerc and Hall contend that to scholars with a scientific background, the process of development, and the economic logic behind it, often look almost surrealistic. The basic question at the foundation of this review is this: Why should something so important as world development, something capable of absorbing such vast sums of money and of human goodwill, something that impacts the people and the environment so much, continue to be organized and planned using economic techniques and theories that are both unconfirmed experimentally and proven to have led to development failures?"--BOOK JACKET.

Foundations of Culture

Author: Harald Haarmann
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9783631566855
Format: PDF
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The study discusses a wide selection of the variables shaping the foundations and fabric of culture, starting with the human capacities for symbol-making and using sign systems.

Making Government Great Again

Author: John Baranzelli
Publisher: ASQ Quality Press
ISBN: 087389779X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Many organizations struggle with the proper execution of strategy. The problem generally isn't the strategy that has been developed, nor is it the employees who have been empowered to implement it. Rather, it is a lack of sufficient structure necessary to keep improvement initiatives moving forward. Thousands of organizations worldwide have discovered that a management system based on the requirements of the ISO 9001 standard can provide that critical structure needed to improve the implementation of strategy and the achievement of goals. Making Government Great Again provides a fresh look at the ISO 9001 standard by chronicling its successful application in the dynamic and turbulent environment of a public service organization: the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT). IDOT is the first state transportation agency in the United States to achieve ISO 9001:2000 certification for its major business processes, and it sustained this impressive achievement by successfully transitioning to ISO 9001:2008 in July 2009. Its registration encompasses all processes involved in the planning, design, and construction of road and bridge improvements, maintenance of existing roads and bridges, and administrative oversight in the central administrative office and District Six in Springfield, IL. John Baranzelli, ISO quality assurance officer for IDOT, tells how the organization did it and continues to do it. This book is a must-read for managers of public and private sector organizations alike who wish to learn more about the correct application of the ISO 9001 standard. While written through the lens of a transportation agency, the principles and techniques discussed can be employed in any organization. The pillars of the book are the eight quality management principles of the ISO 9000:2005 standard, and the major requirements of the ISO 9001 standard are explained within the context of these quality management principles.

Making Something of Ourselves

Author: Richard M. Merelman
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520049055
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Argues that American culture has reached a state that prevents citizens from controlling their social and political identities, and focuses attention on schools, advertising, and television