Writing Jude

The Reader, the Text, and the Author in Constructs of Power and Desire

Author: Ruth Anne Reese

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004116597

Category: Religion

Page: 182

View: 4725

This practical application of literary theory to the Epistle of Jude explores the nature of language, reading, and interpretation. It is the first such study to be undertaken with an Epistle and breaks new ground in the understanding of it.

Social Work Practices

Contemporary Perspectives on Change

Author: Karen Healy

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761962719

Category: Social Science

Page: 165

View: 4064

Karen Healy profoundly challenges, in the context of the postmodernity of late capitalism, many of the assumptions upon which the critical tradition in social work has been founded. This is a book which interrogates not only the emancipatory metanarratives of left perspectives from her position within the left, but also questions many of the received ideas about her professional power and identity, and about the kinds of social work practices necessary in order to continue to pursue welfare as an emancipatory project under transformed ideological and material circumstances. This is a most significant contribution to the debates which confront social work, worldwide, at the present time.' - Peter Leonard, McGill University, Canada

Japan's Maritime Security Strategy

The Japan Coast Guard and Maritime Outlaws

Author: L. Black

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137385553

Category: Political Science

Page: 221

View: 8082

Since the late 1990s, the Japan Coast Guard (JCG) has countered a myriad of 'outlaw' threats at sea including piracy, terrorism, the proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) and the threat posed by 'rogue states'. Japan's innovative strategy has transformed maritime security governance in Southeast Asia and beyond.

Rethinking Empowerment

Gender and Development in a Global/Local World

Author: Jane L. Parpart,Shirin M. Rai,Kathleen A. Staudt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134472110

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 5004

Rethinking Empowerment looks at the changing role of women in developing countries and calls for a new approach to empowerment. An approach that adopts a more nuanced, feminist interpretation of power and em(power)ment, recognises that local empowerment is always embedded in regional, national and global contexts, pays attention to institutional structures and politics and acknowledges that empowerment is both a process and an outcome. Moreover, the book warns that an obsession with measurement rather than process can undermine efforts to foster transformative and empowering outcomes. It concludes that power must be restored as the centrepiece of empowerment. Only then will the term and its advocates provide meaningful ammunition for dealing with the challenges of an increasingly unequal, and often sexist, global/local world.

Neo-Liberal Ideology

Author: Rachel S Turner

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748688684

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 8296

An original account of neo-liberalism's intellectual foundations, development and conceptual configuration as an ideology. Newly available in paperback.

Left History

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Right and left (Political science)

Page: N.A

View: 8209


Key Thinkers on Space and Place

Author: Phil Hubbard,Rob Kitchin,Gill Valentine

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761949633

Category: Science

Page: 356

View: 7436

A comprehensive guide to the latest work on space. Each entry is a short interpretative essay, outlining the contributions made by the key theorists.

Explorations in cultural history

Author: T. G. Ashplant,Gerry Smyth

Publisher: Pluto Pr

ISBN: 9780745315126

Category: History

Page: 207

View: 1272

Explains the development of cultural history, and its impact on current teaching, and explores whether culture is historically conditioned or history culturally conditioned.

Mathematics Education and Language

Interpreting Hermeneutics and Post-Structuralism

Author: Tony Brown

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401007268

Category: Education

Page: 306

View: 2605

Contemporary thinking on philosophy and the social sciences has primarily focused on the centrality of language in understanding societies and individuals; important developments which have been under-utilised by researchers in mathematics education. In this revised and extended edition this book reaches out to contemporary work in these broader fields, adding new material on how progression in mathematical learning might be variously understood. A new concluding chapter considers how teachers experience the new demands they face.

Proceedings

Author: New Zealand Geographical Society. Conference

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Geography

Page: N.A

View: 7676


Islam in the West

Key Issues in Multiculturalism

Author: Max Farrar,Yasmin Valli

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137025069

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 9186

This book contributes to understanding of the contemporary relationship between Muslims and the Western societies in which they live, focusing particularly on the UK. Chapters reflect on the nature of multiculturalism, as well as a wide range of specific aspects of daily life, including religious dialogue, gender, freedom of speech and politics.

The Reflective Practitioner in Professional Education

Author: L. Lawrence-Wilkes,L. Ashmore

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137399597

Category: Education

Page: 84

View: 7188

How important is it to be a reflective practitioner in education today? This book examines the reflective practitioner role and the scope of reflective activities in professional practice, revealing that critical thinking is rooted in a philosophical debate about notions of truth linked to differing learning approaches.

Beantwortung der Frage: Was ist Aufklärung?

Author: Immanuel Kant

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3954552043

Category: Philosophy

Page: 60

View: 2111

Immanuel Kant verfasste seinen bahnbrechenden Essay 1784 für die »Berlinische Monatsschrift«. Mit dem berühmten ersten Satz »Aufklärung ist der Ausgang des Menschen aus seiner selbst verschuldeten Unmündigkeit« formulierte Kant dabei die bis heute gültige Definition der Aufklärung, mit der im eigentliche Sinne die Moderne begann. Neben dem Aufsatz enthält der Band die ebenfalls für die Aufklärung zentralen Texte »Idee zu einer allgemeinen Geschichte in weltbürgerlicher Absicht« und »Was heißt: Sich im Denken orientieren?«

Truth and Social Science

From Hegel to Deconstruction

Author: Ross Abbinnett

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 8735

This exciting and accessible guide to the discussions of truth in the social sciences can also be read as an account of the collapse of modernity, and the rise of new forms of thought which treat difference and ambivalence as positive values. Ross Abbinnett traces the debate on truth from the `objectifying powers' of Kant through more than 200 years of critique and reformulation to the unravelling of truth by Lyotard, Foucault and Derrida.