Blindspot

Blindspot
Author: Mahzarin R. Banaji,Anthony G. Greenwald
Publsiher: Delacorte Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2013-02-12
ISBN: 0440423295
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blindspot Book Excerpt:

“Accessible and authoritative . . . While we may not have much power to eradicate our own prejudices, we can counteract them. The first step is to turn a hidden bias into a visible one. . . . What if we’re not the magnanimous people we think we are?”—The Washington Post I know my own mind. I am able to assess others in a fair and accurate way. These self-perceptions are challenged by leading psychologists Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald as they explore the hidden biases we all carry from a lifetime of exposure to cultural attitudes about age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, social class, sexuality, disability status, and nationality. “Blindspot” is the authors’ metaphor for the portion of the mind that houses hidden biases. Writing with simplicity and verve, Banaji and Greenwald question the extent to which our perceptions of social groups—without our awareness or conscious control—shape our likes and dislikes and our judgments about people’s character, abilities, and potential. In Blindspot, the authors reveal hidden biases based on their experience with the Implicit Association Test, a method that has revolutionized the way scientists learn about the human mind and that gives us a glimpse into what lies within the metaphoric blindspot. The title’s “good people” are those of us who strive to align our behavior with our intentions. The aim of Blindspot is to explain the science in plain enough language to help well-intentioned people achieve that alignment. By gaining awareness, we can adapt beliefs and behavior and “outsmart the machine” in our heads so we can be fairer to those around us. Venturing into this book is an invitation to understand our own minds. Brilliant, authoritative, and utterly accessible, Blindspot is a book that will challenge and change readers for years to come. Praise for Blindspot “Conversational . . . easy to read, and best of all, it has the potential, at least, to change the way you think about yourself.”—Leonard Mlodinow, The New York Review of Books “Banaji and Greenwald deserve a major award for writing such a lively and engaging book that conveys an important message: Mental processes that we are not aware of can affect what we think and what we do. Blindspot is one of the most illuminating books ever written on this topic.”—Elizabeth F. Loftus, Ph.D., distinguished professor, University of California, Irvine; past president, Association for Psychological Science; author of Eyewitness Testimony

Blindspot

Blindspot
Author: Jane Kamensky,Jill Lepore
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 600
Release: 2008-12-09
ISBN: 0385528531
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blindspot Book Excerpt:

BONUS: This edition contains a Blindspot discussion guide. Stewart Jameson, a Scottish portrait painter fleeing his debtors in Edinburgh, has washed up on the British Empire's far shores—in the city of Boston, lately seized with the spirit of liberty. Eager to begin anew, he advertises for an apprentice, but the lad who comes knocking is no lad at all. Fanny Easton is a fallen woman from Boston's most prominent family who has disguised herself as a boy to become Jameson's defiant and seductive apprentice. Written with wit and exuberance by accomplished historians, Blindspot is an affectionate send-up of the best of eighteenth-century fiction. It celebrates the art of the Enlightenment and the passion of the American Revolution by telling stories of ordinary people caught up in an extraordinary time.

American Blindspot

American Blindspot
Author: Gerardo Martí
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2019-12-16
ISBN: 1538116103
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Blindspot Book Excerpt:

American Blindspot: Race, Class, Religion, and the Trump Presidency is a careful exploration of the forces that led to the election of the 45th president of the United States.Author Gerardo Martí synthesizes the latest scholarship and historical research to examine the roles that race, class, and religion have played in politics—both historically and today. This book goes beyond the initial claims that the American working class was the force behind Donald Trump’s election or policies and instead offers a nuanced perspective on how race, religion, and class have shaped our national views, Trump’s election, and his policies.

Shallcross The Blindspot Cathedral

Shallcross  The Blindspot Cathedral
Author: Charles Porter
Publsiher: Charles Porter
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2014-07-01
ISBN: 0989425606
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shallcross The Blindspot Cathedral Book Excerpt:

Aubrey Shallcross loses direction and feels lost after selling his successful business and retiring. In the absence of routine and structure, the auditory and visual hallucinations he’s experienced since childhood become stronger and more vivid. He finds comfort from fear and anxiety in the familiarity of Triple Suiter, his mind’s other voice, as they explore his psyche and the remnants of Catholicism Aubrey has shunned. To maintain his sanity and manage intrusions from a bad voice called the Slim Hand, Shallcross indulges his passions for training horses, surfing, and music. Aubrey’s life is transformed by the love of an unusual women and they lead a life of devotion and magic until a jealous stalker fills Aubrey's life with pain and darkness.

Blind Spot Photography

Blind Spot Photography
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Photography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blind Spot Photography Book Excerpt:

Illuminating the Blindspots

Illuminating the Blindspots
Author: Janet Wasko,Vincent Mosco,Manjunath Pendakur
Publsiher: Praeger
Total Pages: 435
Release: 1993
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Illuminating the Blindspots Book Excerpt:

Dallas W. Smythe has made important contributions to the study of the political economy of communications, as well as to the critical study of communication and information. His work has probed the neglected corners of the academic study of communication research, challenging and inspiring students and researchers for nearly 50 years. Celebrating Dallas Smythe, this volume includes 19 articles that draw on his work and furthur challenge existing communications structures and policies. The contributions examine case studies of the political economy of communication and information from various perspectives as well as exploring international communications issues and media/audience analysis.

Blind Spot

Blind Spot
Author: Teju Cole
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2017-07-04
ISBN: 0571335039
Category: Photography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blind Spot Book Excerpt:

The shadow of a tree in upstate New York. A hotel room in Switzerland. A young stranger in the Congo. In Blind Spot, readers will follow Teju Cole's inimitable artistic vision into the visual realm, as he continues to refine the voice and intellectual obsessions that earned him such acclaim for Open City. In more than 150 pairs of images and surprising, lyrical text, Cole explores his complex relationship to the visual world through his two great passions: writing and photography. Blind Spot is a testament to the art of seeing by one of the most powerful and original voices in contemporary literature.

Your Blind Spot

Your Blind Spot
Author: Andreas Buergi
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 148
Release: 2020-05-26
ISBN: 375192356X
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Your Blind Spot Book Excerpt:

How large is your personal blind spot? And how is it impacting your life, your relationships, your career, business and finances? Due to the very nature of your blind spot, you are probably not even aware of how it is affecting you. If you ever find yourself getting in your own way, not following through with your plans and resolutions, punching below your weight, this may well be due to the self-sabotage effect of your personal blind spot. This book will help you to see what you normally can't, providing you with the opportunity to take precise, effective action in order to turn your situation around and achieve elegant success.

The Blind Spot

The Blind Spot
Author: Michael Robertson
Publsiher: Michael Robertson
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2020-03-27
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Blind Spot Book Excerpt:

COULD YOU BETRAY EVERYONE YOU CARE ABOUT TO PREVENT A WAR? The Blind Spot exists in defiance of Scala City’s dystopian big brother regime. It occupies a small sector in the city, and those who live there believe in their right to privacy. Scala City believe if you’ve done nothing wrong, you have nothing to hide. But the Blind Spot have hackers that could bring the larger city to its knees. This is why it’s never spilled over into all-out war. Until now ... A terrorist attack on Scala City’s main plaza has tipped the delicate balance. There is only one person who can halt the conflict before it begins ... Marcie Hugo, daughter of the Blind Spot’s leader, and the district’s best kept secret. Cybernetically enhanced, she’s faster, stronger, and smarter than most. But more importantly, she’s invisible. Protected and hidden away by her father for the majority of her life, she’s in the unique position to move between the Blind Spot and Scala City unnoticed. With the best hacker in the city on her side, and while the rest of the Blind Spot prepares for a bloody war, Marcie gets to work ... To avoid total annihilation, she will have to betray everyone she loves, starting with her father ... And even then, her chances of success are slim ... Join Marcie in a race against time as she turns over every neon-lit inch of Scala City and The Blind Spot in a quest to discover who’s trying to destroy her home and why. And even if she is successful, with the number of ties she’s severed, how much of a life will she have left to return to? The Blind Spot: Neon Horizon book one is a fast-paced science fiction thriller. If you like dazzling neon dystopian landscapes, where entertainment, credits, and the latest street drugs are all worth more than human life, then you’ll love this hard-hitting grimy glimpse into the hyper-cities of the future.

The Blind Spot and Other Stories of the Supernatural

The Blind Spot and Other Stories of the Supernatural
Author: Saki - H H Monroe
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2016-10-17
ISBN: 1365205193
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Blind Spot and Other Stories of the Supernatural Book Excerpt:

Saki: The Blind Spot and Other Stories of the Supernatural Hector Hugh Munro is perhaps the most graceful spokesman for England's ""golden afternoon"" - those slow and peaceful years prior to the outbreak of World War I. The good wit of bad manners, elegantly spiced with irony and deftly controlled malice, has made Saki stories small, perfect gems of the English language. The Blind Spot and Other Stories of the Supernatural contain all his short stories about the supernatural.

Blind Spot

Blind Spot
Author: Paul Marshall,Lela Gilbert,Roberta Green-Ahmanson
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2008-11-14
ISBN: 0199705690
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blind Spot Book Excerpt:

Why do the media so often miss or misunderstand major news stories? One reason is that, in today's complex and pervasively religious world, understanding religion is vital in accurately reporting and interpreting current events. The authors of Blind Spot argue that all too frequently journalists and commentators do not take religion seriously and therefore fail to grasp the religious context of the news. Blind Spot's essays examine news stories reported by major media sources in which key religious dimensions were ignored, overlooked, or misrepresented. These stories range from the 2004 U.S. presidential elections, to Iran, Iraq, and the papal succession. Blind Spot offers all readers -- whether people of faith or not -- an interesting and balanced analysis of the news media's uneasy relationship with religion and religious issues.

The Bible s Tare and Blind Spot

The Bible s Tare and Blind Spot
Author: Steven Iruthaya
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 76
Release: 2012-08
ISBN: 1475944934
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bible s Tare and Blind Spot Book Excerpt:

For many of us, theology, rather than the Bible itself, comprises our knowledge of God. This knowledge, however, is a gift from the Holy Spirit. In order to find it, we must allow the Holy Spirit to direct us when we read the Bible instead of relying upon theologians' interpretations. The Bible's Tare and Blind Spot takes a hard look at the diverse, complex, and sometimes incompatible beliefs of various Christian groups. Author Steven Iruthaya shares how portions of the Church have misrepresented and misapplied the teachings in the Scriptures over the past two thousand years. Through analysis, he contends that religious leaders have agendas that they do not always make clear. Iruthaya raises a number of significant issues that have caused discussions and controversies throughout the history of the church. He briefly explores early, middle, and modern Christianity's doctrines and then focuses on pertinent topics such as the Holy Spirit, the life of Jesus, the Ten Commandments, and more. His conclusions are challenging and, for some, perhaps provocative. An informative treatise on Christianity, The Bible's Tare and Blind Spot calls Christians to challenge their long-held assumptions and, in doing so, find greater faith.

Blind Spot

Blind Spot
Author: Chris Fabry
Publsiher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2007-08-01
ISBN: 1414332467
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blind Spot Book Excerpt:

For Tim Carhardt and Jamie Maxwell, life has been all about NASCAR racing, but while Tim's only goal is to survive, Jamie is determined to become the first successful female driver, and both find themselves tested when dreams and faith collide.

The Blind Spot

The Blind Spot
Author: William Byers
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-03-28
ISBN: 1400838150
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Blind Spot Book Excerpt:

Why absolute certainty is impossible in science In today's unpredictable and chaotic world, we look to science to provide certainty and answers—and often blame it when things go wrong. The Blind Spot reveals why our faith in scientific certainty is a dangerous illusion, and how only by embracing science's inherent ambiguities and paradoxes can we truly appreciate its beauty and harness its potential. Crackling with insights into our most perplexing contemporary dilemmas, from climate change to the global financial meltdown, this book challenges our most sacredly held beliefs about science, technology, and progress. At the same time, it shows how the secret to better science can be found where we least expect it—in the uncertain, the ambiguous, and the inevitably unpredictable. William Byers explains why the subjective element in scientific inquiry is in fact what makes it so dynamic, and deftly balances the need for certainty and rigor in science with the equally important need for creativity, freedom, and downright wonder. Drawing on an array of fascinating examples—from Wall Street's overreliance on algorithms to provide certainty in uncertain markets, to undecidable problems in mathematics and computer science, to Georg Cantor's paradoxical but true assertion about infinity—Byers demonstrates how we can and must learn from the existence of blind spots in our scientific and mathematical understanding. The Blind Spot offers an entirely new way of thinking about science, one that highlights its strengths and limitations, its unrealized promise, and, above all, its unavoidable ambiguity. It also points to a more sophisticated approach to the most intractable problems of our time.

Blind Spot

Blind Spot
Author: Salmaan Keshavjee,Paul Farmer
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2014-08-16
ISBN: 0520282841
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blind Spot Book Excerpt:

Neoliberalism has been the defining paradigm in global health since the latter part of the twentieth century. What started as an untested and unproven theory that the creation of unfettered markets would give rise to political democracy led to policies that promoted the belief that private markets were the optimal agents for the distribution of social goods, including health care. A vivid illustration of the infiltration of neoliberal ideology into the design and implementation of development programs, this case study, set in post-Soviet Tajikistan’s remote eastern province of Badakhshan, draws on extensive ethnographic and historical material to examine a “revolving drug fund” program—used by numerous nongovernmental organizations globally to address shortages of high-quality pharmaceuticals in poor communities. Provocative, rigorous, and accessible, Blind Spot offers a cautionary tale about the forces driving decision making in health and development policy today, illustrating how the privatization of health care can have catastrophic outcomes for some of the world’s most vulnerable populations.

Science s Blind Spot

Science s Blind Spot
Author: Cornelius Hunter
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2007-06-01
ISBN: 9781441200631
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science s Blind Spot Book Excerpt:

Had evolutionists been in charge, they wouldn't have made the mosquito, planetary orbits would align perfectly, and the human eye would be better designed. But they tend to gloss over their own failed predictions and faulty premises. Naturalists see Darwin's theories as "logical" and that's enough. To think otherwise brands you a heretic to all things wise and rational. Science's Blind Spot takes the reader on an enlightening journey through the ever-evolving theory of evolution. Cornelius G. Hunter goes head-to-head with those who twist textbooks, confuse our children, and reject all challengers before they can even speak. This fascinating, fact-filled resource opens minds to nature in a way that both seeks and sees the intelligent design behind creation's masterpieces.

Life in the Blind Spot

Life in the Blind Spot
Author: Raymond Barfield
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2018-01-30
ISBN: 1725239566
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life in the Blind Spot Book Excerpt:

Glimpsing life out of the corner of the eye, Raymond Barfield's poems in Life in the Blind Spot seek that space where direct vision is elusive, but essential.

The Blind Spot

The Blind Spot
Author: Javier Cercas
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2018-05-03
ISBN: 0857056557
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Blind Spot Book Excerpt:

An essential collection of literary criticism by one of Spain's most acclaimed authors Javier Cercas is one of the most enjoyable and innovative novelists at work today. Well known among English-language readers as the author of Soldiers of Salamis (winner of the Independent Foreign Fictio Prize), The Anatomy of a Moment and The Impostor, Cercas is also Professor of Spanish Literature at the University of Girona. In 2015, following in the footsteps of George Steiner, Mario Vargas Llosa and Umberto Eco, as Weidenfeld Visiting Professor in Comparative European Literature at St Anne's College, Oxford, Cercas gave a series of five lectures on the novel today, which have since been revised and are now published in English for the first time as The Blind Spot. Starting with Don Quixote and his own experience as a writer, Cercas launches out into a consideration of the most challenging fiction of the last hundred years, from Kafka, Borges, Perec, Calvino and Kundera, to Sebald, Coetzee, Barnes, Foster Wallace and Knausgård. First, he defines and celebrates certain aspects of the novel in the twenty-first century which are also features of Cervantes' masterpiece: its essential irony and ambiguity, its total commitment to innovation, its natural, joyful and omnivorous desire to cram the whole world within its pages, and its intricate concern with fiction and reality. Then he moves on to consider the actual meaning of the novel, the uncertain and discredited role of the writer as intellectual, and the role of the reader in the creation of a form whose aim is to tell the truth by telling lies. The result is a dazzling short book which provides a new interpretation of novel from Cervantes and Melville to the present, and which will be as stimulating for readers and writers of literature in the twenty-first century as E. M. Forster's Aspects of the Novel or Milan Kundera's The Art of the Novel were in the last. Translated from the Spanish by Anne McLean

The Devil s Blind Spot

The Devil s Blind Spot
Author: Alexander Kluge,Martin Chalmers
Publsiher: New Directions Publishing
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780811215954
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Devil s Blind Spot Book Excerpt:

Scathingly clever short stories. Includes "The Devil in the White House" and "The Development of Iraq as a Case for the Files." At once a genuine story-teller and a literary documentarian, Alexander Kluge's genius lies in the very special way he makes found material his own. Each of the miniatures collected here touches on "facts" and is only several pages long. In just a paragraph he can etch a whole world: he is as great a master of compression as Kafka or Kawabata. Arranged in five chapters, the dozens of stories of The Devil's Blind Spot are condensed, like novels in pill form. The first group of stories illustrates the little-known virtues of the Devil. The second explores love from Kant and opera through the Grand Guignol. The third is entitled "Sarajevo Is Everywhere" and tests how convincing power is. The fourth group concerns the cosmos, and the fifth ranges all our "knowledge" against our feelings. In each piece, Kluge alights on precise particulars: on board the atomic submarine Kursk, for instance, we are marched precisely step by step through a black comedy of the exact, disastrous stages of thinking that lead to catastrophe. Sample titles include "The Devil in the White House," "The Development of Iraq as a Case for the Files," "Intelligence of the Second Degree," and "Love's Mouth Also Kisses the Dog."

Blind Spot

Blind Spot
Author: Tim Naftali
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2009-04-24
ISBN: 078673633X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blind Spot Book Excerpt:

In this revelatory new account, national security historian Timothy Naftali relates the full back story of America's attempts to fight terrorism. On September 11, 2001, a long history of failures, missteps, and blind spots in our intelligence services came to a head, with tragic results. At the end of World War II, the OSS's "X-2" department had established a seamless system for countering the threats of die-hard Nazi terrorists. But those capabilities were soon forgotten, and it wasn't't until 1968, when Palestinian groups began a series of highly publicized airplane hijackings, that the U.S. began to take counterterrorism seriously. Naftali narrates the game of "catch-up" that various administrations and the CIA played -- with varying degrees of success -- from the Munich Games hostage-taking to the raft of terrorist incidents in the mid-1980s through the first bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993, and up to 9/11.In riveting detail, Naftali shows why holes in U.S. homeland security discovered by Vice President George H. W. Bush in 1986 were still a problem when his son became President, and why George W. Bush did little to fix them until it was too late. Naftali concludes that open, liberal democracies like the U.S. are incapable of effectively stopping terrorism. For anyone concerned about the future of America's security, this masterful history will be necessary -- and eye-opening -- reading.