Released on 2022-01-06Categories Philosophy

Stitched Perspectives

Stitched Perspectives

Author: Jeet B. Lahiri

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 9781685867294

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

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What is it that shapes human desire and purpose? What is life and the articulate scope of it? What is the nature of the human race? Where are we, and what is time? Does this universe make sense? What is life? Does God exist, or is it a human construct? Where are we heading towards? What is education, and how was it in Bharat? What really is science and its limit? If you had any of these questions either popping in your mind or deeply disturbing the serenity of your mind, you are at the right place! This book will take you through all the mind-bending voyages you need to take, through almost everything so that an untapped zone slowly starts opening up. It’s all about life and everything around it.
Released on 2015-05-21Categories Political Science

Chinese Workers in Comparative Perspective

Chinese Workers in Comparative Perspective

Author: Anita Chan

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801455858

Category: Political Science

Page: 296

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As the "world’s factory" China exerts an enormous pressure on workers around the world. Many nations have had to adjust to a new global political and economic reality, and so has China. Its workers and its official trade union federation have had to contend with rapid changes in industrial relations. Anita Chan argues that Chinese labor is too often viewed from a prism of exceptionalism and too rarely examined comparatively, even though valuable insights can be derived by analyzing China’s workforce and labor relations side by side with the systems of other nations. The contributors to Chinese Workers in Comparative Perspective compare labor issues in China with those in the United States, Australia, Japan, India, Pakistan, Germany, Russia, Vietnam, and Taiwan. They also draw contrasts among different types of workplaces within China. The chapters address labor regimes and standards, describe efforts to reshape industrial relations to improve the circumstances of workers, and compare historical and structural developments in China and other industrial relations systems.
Released on 2012-12-06Categories Antiques & Collectibles

Hand Stitch, Perspectives

Hand Stitch, Perspectives

Author: Alice Kettle

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 140812341X

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 224

View: 207

The companion volume to Machine Stitch, Hand Stitch is an essential read and reference for any textiles student, practicing embroiderer, designer and artist. Together these two titles form the significant and substantial references on current stitch practice. Each chapter is written by an established maker, embroiderer, artist or academic and discusses hand stitch from a different perspective. Wonderful illustrations of artistic hand stitch, both contemporary and historical, demonstrate this diverse and intimate craft in detail. The contributors draw upon important collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, the Whitworth Art Gallery Manchester, and the rich archive held by Manchester School of Art in this extensively researched and beautifully presented volume.
Released on 2010-08-04Categories Crafts & Hobbies

Machine Stitch

Machine Stitch

Author: Alice Kettle

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780713688689

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 225

View: 887

This unique book collection culls the expertise of academics and the actual embroidery machines archives of Manchester Metropolitan University in Great Britain whose specialist embroidery department has been instrumental in artistic and educational innovations in textiles since the 1960s. This book is the definitive record of the vast number of machines from the traditional Irish Embroidery machines to the latest generation of computerized sewing machines and features a rich and fascinating record of the machines themselves and the samples and artwork that were produced on them. Each contributor gives their own individual perspective on machine stitch and the book illustrates how key machines can be applied to the artistic, industrial and domestic practice and shows how to combine techniques and develop new ideas in machine embroidery, a creative medium that is flourishing in both design and production.
Released on 2020-11-13Categories Education

Global Perspectives on Home Education in the 21st Century

Global Perspectives on Home Education in the 21st Century

Author: English, Rebecca

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799866831

Category: Education

Page: 312

View: 711

Home education is the fastest growing educational movement in the world, yet the research remains limited on why and how it has become so popular. As more and more families seek to homeschool, it is imperative that further studies are undertaken to understand how students’ lives are impacted, as well as the challenges and opportunities that arise from this method of schooling. Global Perspectives on Home Education in the 21st Century is an edited collection that focuses on the major factors behind the global rise of the home education movement and explores many of the current issues faced in relation to homeschooling. The book examines key themes that include parents’ and children’s experiences of home education, how and why families choose to home educate, and what happens to home educated children once they are finished. Including topics such as unschooling, self-directed learning, willed learning, and holistic education, this book is primarily intended for home educators, school administrators, policymakers, researchers, academicians, and students.
Released on 2013-01-30Categories Religion

A Communication Perspective on Interfaith Dialogue

A Communication Perspective on Interfaith Dialogue

Author: Daniel S. Brown Jr.

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739178713

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 108

Communication theory provides a compelling way to understand how people of faith can and should work together in today’s tumultuous world. In A Communication Perspective on Interfaith Dialogue, fifteen authors present their experiences and analyses of interfaith dialogue, and contextualize interfaith work within the frame of rhetorical and communication studies. While the focus is on the Abrahamic faiths, these essays also include discussion of Hinduism and interracial faith efforts. Each chapter incorporates communication theories that bring clarity to the practices and problems of interfaith communication. Where other interfaith books provide theological, political, or sociological insights, this volume is committed to the perspectives contained in communication scholarship. Interfaith dialogue is best imagined as an organic process, and it does not require theological heavyweights gathered for academic banter. As such, this volume focuses on the processes and means by which interfaith meaning is produced.
Released on 2022-07-07Categories Technology & Engineering

Structures and Architecture. A Viable Urban Perspective?

Structures and Architecture. A Viable Urban Perspective?

Author: Marie Frier Hvejsel

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000786101

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 578

View: 471

Structures and Architecture. A Viable Urban Perspective? contains extended abstracts of the research papers and prototype submissions presented at the Fifth International Conference on Structures and Architecture (ICSA2022, Aalborg, Denmark, 6-8 July 2022). The book (578 pages) also includes a USB with the full texts of the papers (1448 pages). The contributions on creative and scientific aspects in the conception and construction of structures as architecture, and on the role of advanced digital-, industrial- and craft -based technologies in this matter represent a critical blend of scientific, technical, and practical novelties in both fields. Hence, as part of the proceedings series Structures and Architecture, the volume adds to a continuous exploration and development of the synergetic potentials of the fields of Structures and Architecture. With each volume further challenging the conditions, problems, and potentials related to the art, practice, and theory of teaching, researching, designing, and building structures as vehicles towards a viable architecture of the urban environment. The volumes of the series appear once every three years, in tandem with the conferences organized by the International Association of Structures and Architecture and are intended for a global readership of researchers, practitioners, and students, including architects, structural and construction engineers, builders and building consultants, constructors, material suppliers, planners, urban designers, anthropologists, economists, sociologists, artists, product manufacturers, and other professionals involved in the design and realization of architectural, structural, and infrastructural projects.
Released on 2020-01-01Categories Art

Gardner's Art through the Ages: The Western Perspective, Volume I

Gardner's Art through the Ages: The Western Perspective, Volume I

Author: Fred S. Kleiner

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780357370483

Category: Art

Page: 496

View: 968

Award-winning scholar Fred Kleiner brings art, architecture and culture to life with GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE, VOLUME I, 16th Edition. Backed by 45 art history experts, Kleiner delivers his signature storytelling in this edition, alongside 113 new reproduction images and more that have been upgraded for color-fidelity and clarity. To elevate the experience for learners, MindTap offers an interactive ebook with zoomable images, nearly 300 videos, an audio pronunciation guide, image flashcards, quizzes, and Google Earth coordinates of significant works. MindTap also allows you to customize your course with your own images, videos and activities, and use instructor resources to simplify planning. More than a text, GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE has been inspiring a love for art and its history for more than 85 years. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Released on 2022-04-18Categories Social Science

Narrating Intersectional Perspectives Across Social Scales

Narrating Intersectional Perspectives Across Social Scales

Author: Viola Thimm

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000569551

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

View: 769

This book presents a guide to researching intersectionality. Clear and jargon-free, this book introduces a narrative-driven, scalar, and polyvocal approach to the antiracist–feminist framework. Thimm shows students how intersectionality can be used as a methodology, especially in the analysis of multiple ‘identities’. This text considers complex social inequalities as parallel to one another – not only gender, race, class, and age, but also ethnicity, sibling seniority, religion, or educational attainment. Readers will learn how to investigate, in a methodologically structured way, the interwoven realities of life for different people and population groups simultaneously permeated by marginalization and dominance. With multiple-social-scale analysis and deep discussion of how to conduct data collection, evaluation, and write-up, this book will be of interest to students, early-career scholars, and faculties teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in women’s, gender, queer, and ethnic studies. Courses in anthropology, sociology, political science and, beyond that, engaged research on how people are marginalized or privileged given their axes of identification, will also find the book an invaluable resource.
Released on 2009-01-05Categories Education

Gardner's Art through the Ages: Non-Western Perspectives

Gardner's Art through the Ages: Non-Western Perspectives

Author: Fred S. Kleiner

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781111784782

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 918

The 13th Edition of GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: NON-WESTERN PERSPECTIVES takes this brilliant bestseller to new heights in addressing the challenges of today's classroom. The most widely read history of art in the English language for more than 80 years, GARDNER has built its stellar reputation on the inclusion of the most significant images and monuments, discussions of these images in their full historical and cultural context, reproductions of unsurpassed quality, scholarship that is up-to-date and deep, and more help for students and instructors than any other survey text. The 13th Edition adds to this heritage with new images and new full-color reconstructions, as well as a unique scale feature that helps students visualize the size of each work. Students will also benefit from the clarity that only a book written by a single author can provide, as well as from The Big Picture overviews at the end of every chapter, a special global timeline, and ArtStudy Online (a free interactive study guide that includes image flashcards and quizzes to help students master the material quickly). Dynamic lecture tools -- including a digital library with a full zoom and side-by-side comparison capability and the exciting Google Earth technology -- will save instructors time in preparing for class and personalizing their lectures. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.