The Transformative Humanities

The Transformative Humanities
Author: Mikhail Epstein
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2012-10-11
ISBN: 1441160949
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Transformative Humanities Book Excerpt:

In his famous classification of the sciences, Francis Bacon not only catalogued those branches of knowledge that already existed in his time, but also anticipated the new disciplines he believed would emerge in the future: the "desirable sciences." Mikhail Epstein echoes, in part, Bacon's vision and outlines the "desirable" disciplines and methodologies that may emerge in the humanities in response to the new realities of the twenty-first century. Are the humanities a purely scholarly field, or should they have some active, constructive supplement? We know that technology serves as the practical extension of the natural sciences, and politics as the extension of the social sciences. Both technology and politics are designed to transform what their respective disciplines study objectively. The Transformative Humanities: A Manifesto addresses the question: Is there any activity in the humanities that would correspond to the transformative status of technology and politics? It argues that we need a practical branch of the humanities which functions similarly to technology and politics, but is specific to the cultural domain.

Critical Theory in Russia and the West

Critical Theory in Russia and the West
Author: Alastair Renfrew,Galin Tihanov
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 241
Release: 2009-12-04
ISBN: 1135254966
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Theory in Russia and the West Book Excerpt:

The traditional view that the rise of Western theoretical thought in the 1960s and 1970s could be traced back to the Soviet 1920s, once accepted in Russia and the West alike because it directly associated the academic prestige of contemporary Western theory with the intellectual climate of post-revolutionary Russia, is increasingly challenged today. With the gradual retreat in recent years of theory from the high ground of the Western humanities, new work has emerged to suggest unexpected parallels and to undermine others. This book, with contributions from some of the most visible specialists in the field, re-examines the significant transfers, cross-fertilisations and synergies of cultural and literary theory between Russia and the West, from the 1920s through to the present day. It focuses primarily on those tendencies which have made the most significant contribution to critical theory over the last century, and looks ahead at the theoretical paradigms that are most likely to shape the future dialogue between Russia and the West in the humanities.

The Place of Humanities in Our Universities

The Place of Humanities in Our Universities
Author: Mrinal Miri
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2017-11-22
ISBN: 1351252488
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Place of Humanities in Our Universities Book Excerpt:

This volume examines the critical role of the humanities in universities in India and attempts to redefine its place, meaning and function in education. Bringing together distinguished scholars in the country, it debates the status and predicament of the humanities in the academic programmes within universities. The issues raised here touch upon the entire gamut of problems that a university faces in finding an adequate, rightful and wholesome place for the humanities in its academic curriculum. It discusses the difficulties in the specific identity of disciplines classed under the humanities, the powerful reach of the sciences and technological inroads in the teaching and practice of all disciplines, the relative academic balancing of disciplines in different universities in India, the culture, value and the idea of the university, digitisation of the humanities and online access and their specific impact on research in the concerned disciplines. The volume also presents an instructive debate on the so-called appropriation of traditional social science concerns by other departments. This book will interest those in education, humanities and social sciences, governance and public policy, and South Asian studies.

Mission Underway

Mission Underway
Author: Ray Broadus Browne
Publsiher: Popular Press
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780879728564
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mission Underway Book Excerpt:

Originally published and copyrighted in 1989 by Bowling Green State University Popular Press under the name Against Academia: The History of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association and the Popular Culture Movement 1967-1988

Against Academia

Against Academia
Author: Ray Broadus Browne
Publsiher: Popular Press
Total Pages: 218
Release: 1989
ISBN: 9780879724528
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Against Academia Book Excerpt:

The history of the study of popular culture in American academia since its (re)introduction in 1967 is filled with misunderstanding and opposition. From the first, proponents of the study of this major portion of American culture made clear that they were interested in making popular culture a supplement to the usual courses in such fields as literature, sociology, history, philosophy, and the other humanities and social sciences; nobody proposed that study of popular culture replace the other disciplines, but many suggested that it was time to reexamine the accepted courses and see if they were still viable. Opposition to the status quo always causes anxiety and opposition, but when the issues are clarified, often opposition and anxiety melt away, as they now are doing. Anxiety and opposition were generated on another level when people in academic and curricular power felt that voices were being raised that questioned their credentials and control. They flailed out with every argument at their command, generally thinking only of their self interest and not that of the students and the future of academic education. Generally this wall of opposition has also been breached. The Popular Culture Association and its many friends and backers in academia, in the United States and abroad, has demonstrated that the study of our everyday and dominant culure should be taken seriously, understandingly and analytically, just as all other aspects of culture should be. Taken that way the study can be useful in developing better educated and responsible citizens from the cradle to the grave. The humanities and social sciences are too important for any portion--especially the majority portion--to be ignored or downplayed. The study of popular culture constitutes a significant and important element, one that can be ignored only at peril.

Rethinking Khoe and San Indigeneity Language and Culture in Southern Africa

Rethinking Khoe and San Indigeneity  Language and Culture in Southern Africa
Author: Julie Grant,Keyan G. Tomaselli
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2022-09-19
ISBN: 1000688577
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rethinking Khoe and San Indigeneity Language and Culture in Southern Africa Book Excerpt:

The San (hunter-gatherers) and Khoe (herders) of southern Africa were dispossessed of their land before, during and after the European colonial period, which started in 1652. They were often enslaved and forbidden from practicing their culture and speaking their languages. In South Africa, under apartheid, after 1948, they were reclassified as "Coloured" which further undermined Khoe and San culture, forcing them to reconfigure and realign their identities and loyalties. Southern Africa is no longer under colonial or apartheid rule; the San and Khoe, however, continue in the struggle to maintain the remnants of their languages and cultures, and are marginalised by the dominant peoples of the region. The San in particular, continue to command very extensive research attention from a variety of disciplines, from anthropology and linguistics to genetics. They are, however, usually studied as static historical objects but they are not merely peoples of the past, as is often assumed; they are very much alive in contemporary society with cultural and language needs. This book brings together studies from a range of disciplines to examine what it means to be Indigenous Khoe and San in contemporary southern Africa. It considers the current constraints on Khoe and San identity, language and culture, constantly negotiating an indeterminate social positioning where they are treated as the inconvenient indigenous. Usually studied as original anthropos, but out of their time, this book shifts attention from the past to the present, and how the San have negotiated language, literacy and identity for coping in the period of modernity. It reveals that Afrikaans is indeed an African language, incubated not only by Cape Malay slaves working in the kitchens of the early Dutch settlers, but also by the Khoe and San who interacted with sailors from passing ships plying the West coast of southern Africa from the 14th century. The book re-examines the idea of literacy, its relationship to language, and how these shape identity. The chapters in this book were originally published in the journal Critical Arts: South-North Cultural and Media Studies.

Strengthening SME Performance Through Social Media Adoption and Usage

Strengthening SME Performance Through Social Media Adoption and Usage
Author: Qalati, Sikandar Ali,Ostic, Dragana,Bansal, Rohit
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 307
Release: 2023-03-17
ISBN: 1668457717
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strengthening SME Performance Through Social Media Adoption and Usage Book Excerpt:

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are recognized as the backbone of today’s world economy. However, SMEs are well known for having limitations and acceptance barriers in adopting new technology even though the internet and communications channel’s revolution has changed the way people conduct business today. Further, the COVID-19 pandemic has disturbed the operations of SMEs and increased the burden on social media application globally. It is essential that SMEs utilize social media to strengthen their performance. Strengthening SME Performance Through Social Media Adoption and Usage explores experiences in different technological, managerial, organizational, and entrepreneurial environmental issues. It focuses on different conceptions of factors and consequences influencing social media usage and SME performance. Covering topics such as corporate social responsibility, marketing frameworks, and social media adoption, this premier reference source is a valuable resource for entrepreneurs, business leaders and managers, human resource managers, marketers, consultants, students and educators of higher education, librarians, researchers, and academicians.

Handbook of Research on Implementing Digital Reality and Interactive Technologies to Achieve Society 5 0

Handbook of Research on Implementing Digital Reality and Interactive Technologies to Achieve Society 5 0
Author: Ugliotti, Francesca Maria,Osello, Anna
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 765
Release: 2022-06-30
ISBN: 1668448556
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Implementing Digital Reality and Interactive Technologies to Achieve Society 5 0 Book Excerpt:

Research on digital reality has been extensive in recent years, covering a wide range of topics and leading to new ways to approach and deal with complex situations. Within the Society 5.0 paradigm, people and machines establish a positive relationship to find solutions for social aspects and problems. This perspective establishes a strong interconnection between physical and virtual space, making the user an active player for better life and society. In these terms, digital systems and virtual and augmented reality technologies enable multi-dimensional scenarios and additional levels of interdisciplinary collaboration to create a highly inclusive communication network and social framework. The Handbook of Research on Implementing Digital Reality and Interactive Technologies to Achieve Society 5.0 provides an overview of methods, processes, and tools adopted to achieve super-smart society needs by exploiting digital reality and interactive technologies. It includes case studies that illustrate applications that place people’s quality of life at the center of the digitalization process, accessing and managing different information and data domains. Covering topics such as cultural heritage, interactive learning, and virtual participation, this major reference work is a comprehensive resource for business executives and managers, IT managers, government officials, community leaders, arts and performance organizers, healthcare administrators and professionals, faculty and administrators of both K-12 and higher education, students of higher education, researchers, and academicians.

Handbook of Research on Promoting Logistics and Supply Chain Resilience Through Digital Transformation

Handbook of Research on Promoting Logistics and Supply Chain Resilience Through Digital Transformation
Author: Masudin, Ilyas,Almunawar, Mohammad Nabil,Restuputri, Dian Palupi,Sud-On, Ploy
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 417
Release: 2022-11-25
ISBN: 1668458845
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Promoting Logistics and Supply Chain Resilience Through Digital Transformation Book Excerpt:

Adoption of new technologies in logistics and supply chain processes is crucial for the continued effectiveness of supply chains. Technology has the potential to address the issue of logistics and supply chain visibility throughout the supply chain, from raw materials through manufacturers and end users. When properly implemented, improved forecasting of inventory levels, employee productivity, adequate accountability, and higher warehouse savings are all possible. Additionally, businesses must upskill their supply chain workers and recruit and manage digital talent in cross-functional teams. The Handbook of Research on Promoting Logistics and Supply Chain Resilience Through Digital Transformation discusses the ways in which global logistics and supply chains have been severely disrupted by digital technology transformation. The book helps policymakers in designing a resilient framework that can absorb external shocks like the COVID-19 pandemic and also enhances the performance and operational capability of the logistics and supply chain network. Covering topics such as oil and gas maintenance support, stakeholder management, and business optimization strategy, this major reference work is essential for logistics professionals, business leaders and executives, IT managers, government officials, manufacturers, students and faculty of higher education, librarians, researchers, and academicians.

Informationsgesellschaft

Informationsgesellschaft
Author: Gérald Berthoud,Albert Kündig
Publsiher: Saint-Paul
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9783727814679
Category: Information society
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Informationsgesellschaft Book Excerpt:

Edinburgh Companion to the Critical Medical Humanities

Edinburgh Companion to the Critical Medical Humanities
Author: Anne Whitehead
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 700
Release: 2016-06-14
ISBN: 1474400051
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Edinburgh Companion to the Critical Medical Humanities Book Excerpt:

In this landmark Companion, expert contributors from around the world map out the field of the critical medical humanities. This is the first volume to introduce comprehensively the ways in which interdisciplinary thinking across the humanities and social sciences might contribute to, critique and develop medical understanding of the human individually and collectively. The thirty-six newly commissioned chapters range widely within and across disciplinary fields, always alert to the intersections between medicine, as broadly defined, and critical thinking. Each chapter offers suggestions for further reading on the issues raised, and each section concludes with an Afterword, written by a leading critic, outlining future possibilities for cutting-edge work in this area. Topics covered in this volume include: the affective body, biomedicine, blindness, breath, disability, early modern medical practice, fatness, the genome, language, madness, narrative, race, systems biology, performance, the postcolonial, public health, touch, twins, voice and wonder. Together the chapters generate a body of new knowledge and make a decisive intervention into how health, medicine and clinical care might address questions of individual, subjective and embodied experience.

Conflicting Humanities

Conflicting Humanities
Author: Rosi Braidotti,Paul Gilroy
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2016-06-30
ISBN: 1474237568
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conflicting Humanities Book Excerpt:

How might we reinvent the humanities? This is the question at the heart of this provocative volume. It is a difficult mission and definitely one which needs to be addressed with increasing urgency. There is no better cast to confront and problematize this question than the contributors to Conflicting Humanities. They are world-renowned thinkers who can tackle the problem as researchers and teachers but also as prominent public intellectuals. Taking the intellectual and political legacies of Edward Said as a point of departure and frame of reference, the contributors – working in a range of disciplinary settings – consider the current condition of humanism and the humanities. Said's definition of the core task of the Humanities as the pursuit of democratic criticism remains more urgent than ever, though it needs to be supplemented by gender, environmental, and anti-racist perspectives as well as by detailed analysis of the necro-political governmentality of our time. An innovative piece of scholarship, this volume is committed to the refusal of a world riven by new kinds of warcraft, injustice and exploitation.

Schools of Faith

Schools of Faith
Author: David Fergusson,Bruce McCormack
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2019-01-10
ISBN: 0567667952
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Schools of Faith Book Excerpt:

Schools of Faith represents a diversity of essays from scholars in several continents. The contributors, all leading theologians and ethicists, offer reflections on historical and contemporary themes which are significant for wider debates in theological education and church life in today's world. The range of contributor and content provides a fitting tribute to the work of Iain R. Torrance over many years. Amid the numerous subjects discussed, the authors focus on liturgy, textual criticism, public theology, the ethics of war, Christian doctrine, divine action, ecumenism, inter-faith dialogue, spiritual formation, the office of the minister, and the interface between religion and literature. The multi-faceted nature of this collection signifies its importance for historical, systematic and practical theology

Exploring Digital Humanities in India

Exploring Digital Humanities in India
Author: Maya Dodd,Nidhi Kalra
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2020-07-09
ISBN: 1000078809
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exploring Digital Humanities in India Book Excerpt:

This book explores the emergence of digital humanities in the Indian context. It looks at how online and digital resources have transformed classroom and research practices. It examines some fundamental questions: What is digital humanities? Who is a digital humanist? What is its place in the Indian context? The chapters in the volume: • study the varied practices and pedagogies involved in incorporating the ‘digital’ into traditional classrooms; • showcase how researchers across disciplinary lines are expanding their scope of research, by adding a ‘digital’ component to update their curriculum to contemporary times; • highlight how this has also created opportunities for researchers to push the boundaries of their pedagogy and encouraged students to create ‘live projects’ with the aid of digital platforms; and • track changes in the language of research, documentation, archiving and reproduction as new conversations are opening up across Indian languages. A major intervention in the social sciences and humanities, this book will be of great interest to scholars and researchers of media studies, especially new and digital media, education, South Asian studies and cultural studies.

Latin American Technopoetics

Latin American Technopoetics
Author: Scott Weintraub
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2018-07-17
ISBN: 0429839391
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Latin American Technopoetics Book Excerpt:

Latin American Technopoetics: Scientific Explorations in New Media analyzes the ways in which poetry and multimedia installations by six prominent poets and artists engage, and in turn are engaged by, scientific discourses. In its innovative readings of contemporary digital media works, Latin American Technopoetics is the first book to investigate the powerful dialogue between recent techno-cultural phenomena, literature, and various scientific fields. This cutting-edge analysis of poetic and artistic experimentation—robots that compose and recite poetry, algorithms that create visualizations of poetic language or of the connections between everyday language and scientific terminology, arrays of multi-dimensional poetic spaces, and telematic and transgenic art—makes a strong case for the increasing viability of a scientific poetics currently gaining prominence in Latin American literary and media studies, digital humanities, and science and technology studies.

Humanities

Humanities
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1980
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Humanities
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Humanities Book Excerpt:

Humanities in the Twenty First Century

Humanities in the Twenty First Century
Author: Eleonora Belfiore,Anna Upchurch
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-07-29
ISBN: 1137361352
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Humanities in the Twenty First Century Book Excerpt:

This collection of essays by scholars with expertise in a range of fields, cultural professionals and policy makers explores different ways in which the arts and humanities contribute to dealing with the challenges of contemporary society in ways that do not rely on simplistic and questionable notions of socio-economic impact as a proxy for value.

History and Electronic Artefacts

History and Electronic Artefacts
Author: Edward Higgs
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 372
Release: 1998
ISBN: 9780198236337
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History and Electronic Artefacts Book Excerpt:

We are now entering a world of electronic communications where an increasing amount of contemporary information is created and retained only in electronic form. How will such unstable flows of information be preserved for future historians? Will the future have a past? Will the history of ourcontemporary world be lost to our descendants? History and Electronic Artefacts is the first publication to examine the implications of this revolution for historical research. Historians are used to handling paper and parchment record in archives. These are actual pieces of correspondence which passed between historical actors. They are alsorelatively stable artefacts which can be preserved easily. Two factors introduced by the electronic revolution threaten the existence of paper archives: the dissociation between information content and the media by which it is transmitted ruptures the solidity of the archival object. The ability tostore electronic information anywhere and access it remotely via networks could make the central paper archive redundant. Experts from the fields of information management and technology, data archiving, library science, as well as historians, consider the issues raised in depth. The authors also place a unique emphasis on European developments.

The SAGE Handbook of Media and Migration

The SAGE Handbook of Media and Migration
Author: Kevin Smets,Koen Leurs,Myria Georgiou,Saskia Witteborn,Radhika Gajjala
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 701
Release: 2019-10-31
ISBN: 1526485249
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SAGE Handbook of Media and Migration Book Excerpt:

The SAGE Handbook of Media and Migration offers a comprehensive overview of media and migration through new research, as well as a review of present scholarship in this expanding and promising field. It explores key interdisciplinary concepts and methodologies, and how these are challenged by new realities and the links between contemporary migration patterns and its use of mediated processes.

Atheism Revisited

Atheism Revisited
Author: Szymon Wróbel,Krzysztof Skonieczny
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-01-14
ISBN: 3030343685
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Atheism Revisited Book Excerpt:

Atheism Revisited is a collection of essays that explore the multifaceted nature of atheism. Starting from the notion that today’s atheism is shaped by the defining processes of Modernity—such as secularization and the breakup of science, philosophy, and theology—the first part of the book undertakes a thorough scrutiny of Modern atheisms, from Spinoza and Hobbes to Marx and Nietzsche. The second part of the book seeks to draw practical conclusions from this scrutiny and answer the questions: what is the state of atheism today? What is the role of an atheist in a world affected by religious fundamentalisms? What should the relationship between atheists and religious people look like? The wide scope of the book allows readers to see atheism as a central concern of many intellectual movements, from Marxism and French Theory to post-secularism and the reevaluation of Modernity, and to understand atheism as a focal point of the most important contemporary philosophical debates.