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Disembodying Women
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 126

Disembodying Women

In earlier times, a woman knew she was pregnant when she experienced "quickening"--she felt movement within her. Today a woman relies on what she sees in a test result or a digital sonogram image to confirm her pregnancy. A private experience once mediated by women themselves has become a public experience interpreted and controlled by medical professionals. In Disembodying Women Barbara Duden takes a closer look at this contemporary transformation of women's experience of pregnancy. She suggests that advances in technology and parallel changes in public discourse have refrained pregnancy as a managed process, the mother as an ecosystem, and the fetus as an endangered species. Drawing on ext...

Perspectives on Pragmatism
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 238

Perspectives on Pragmatism

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2011
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  • Publisher: Unknown

Pragmatism has been reinvented in every generation since its beginnings in the late nineteenth century. This book, by one of our most distinguished heirs of pragmatist philosophy, rereads cardinal figures in that tradition, distilling from their insights a way forward and closing with a clear description of the author s own analytic pragmatism.

Accounting & Management
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 374

Accounting & Management

A multi-authored text on the problems faced by companies as they attempt to modernize their management accounting systems. Examines how companies such as Weyerhaeuser, Johnson & Johnson, and Hewlett-Packard have designed new control systems and provided new directions for measuring product costs and managerial performance.

Commitment and Community
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 303

Commitment and Community

Rosabeth Kanter offers a unique analysis of the nature and process of enduring commitment, basing her theory of commitment mechanisms on exhaustive research of nineteenth century utopias, sharpened by first hand knowledge of a variety of contemporary groups."

Science at Harvard University
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 380

Science at Harvard University

"This collection of original historical essays examines aspects of the relationship between science and the nation's oldest academic institution. This is history as viewed from the varying perspectives of a group of scholars for whom science at Harvard University is a significant component of their ongoing research. Thus, the essays are of specialist interest, while collectively the volume is a case study of science in an institutional setting. In conducting their research, the authors have used a wealth of primary sources from the Harvard Archives and other repositories." "The volume opens with a thematic introduction by Margaret Rossiter reflecting the picture of Harvard science drawn in t...

Historical Perspectives on Contemporary East Asia
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 362

Historical Perspectives on Contemporary East Asia

In these original essays, distinguished scholars of modern East Asia distill from long years of research interpretive accounts of late nineteenth--and twentieth-century China, Japan, and Korea. All of the contributors describe particular features of the modern experience of East Asian countries, while also addressing common themes, such as the different ways these countries resisted Western imperialism and the role of nationalism as a powerful motivating force in their modern development.

New Perspectives on Property and Land in the Middle East
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 341

New Perspectives on Property and Land in the Middle East

Land was the major economic resource in the pre-modern Middle East. Questions of ownership, of access, of management and of control occupied a central role in administration, in law, and in rural practice over many centuries. And changes in land regimes, such as those which took place in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries were bound to have significant repercussions at all levels of society. Nevertheless, the subject of land and property relations is still not well understood. It has also been hindered by a concentration on Islamic legal categories which often had little connection with property relations on the ground and by the assumption that the Middle East witnessed much the same passage from pre-modern to modern forms of property as is supposed to have taken place in Europe.

Can Ethics be Taught?
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 178

Can Ethics be Taught?

When business, government, and other professions fail to meet their responsibilities, it is most often not from an inadequacy of tools, techniques, and theory but from an absence of vision and a failure of leadership that saps all sense of individual or organizational purpose and responsibility. To address this concern, management education must be more than the transfer of skills. It should be a moral endeavor, a passing-on from one generation to the next of a kind of wisdom about responsible moral commitment in complex contexts. Faculty at professional schools have an opportunity and a responsibility to help students connect their capacity for high achievement to a sense of purpose and a s...

The Evolutionary Synthesis
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 487

The Evolutionary Synthesis

Biology was forged into a single, coherent science only within living memory. In this volume the thinkers responsible for the "modern synthesis" of evolutionary biology and genetics come together to analyze that remarkable event. In a new Preface, Ernst Mayr calls attention to the fact that scientists in different biological disciplines varied considerably in their degree of acceptance of Darwin's theories. Mayr shows us that these differences were played out in four separate periods: 1859 to 1899, 1900 to 1915, 1916 to 1936, and 1937 to 1947. He thus enables us to understand fully why the synthesis was necessary and why Darwin's original theoryâe"that evolutionary change is due to the combination of variation and selectionâe"is as solid at the end of the twentieth century as it was in 1859.

Buying Books Online
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 132

Buying Books Online

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