Other notable published work is also included in this gallery.
This gallery includes books published in 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023.
Embroidering the Landscape: Art, Women, and the Environment in British North America, 1740-1770
Linking histories of women, relationships to the natural environment, material culture and art, Andrea Pappas presents a new, multi-dimensional view of eighteenth-century American culture from a unique perspective. This book investigates how and why women pictured the landscape in their needlework. It explores the ways their embroidered landscapes address the tumultuous environmental history of the period; how their depictions of nature differ from those made by men; and what women’s choices of motifs can tell us about their lives and their relationships to nature. Embroidering the Landscape situates these pastoral and georgic needleworks (c. 1740-1775) at the intersection of environmental and social histories, interpreting them through ecocritical and social lenses. Pappas’ investigation draws out connections between women’s depicted landscapes and environmental and cultural history at a time when nature itself was a charged arena for changes in agriculture, husbandry, gardening, and the emerging discourses of botany and natural history. Her insights change our understanding of the relationship between culture and the environment in this period and raise new questions about the unrecognized extent of women’s engagement with nature and natural science.
Marx, Revolution, and Social Democracy
Philip J. Kain
Many people think Marx a totalitarian and Soviet Marxism the predictable outcome of his thought. If one shows them the texts-proves to them that Marx was a radical democrat--they often flip and think him utopian. Totalitarian or utopian--for many those seem to be the alternatives. How might one combat this completely mistaken image?
To establish the connection between Marx and social democracy, philosopher Philip J. Kain argues four main points. First, economy if markets are controlled to eliminate alienation, socialist society for Marx is compatible with a market. Second, markets can be controlled democratically. Third, Marx had a theory of revolution compatible with a democratic electoral movement engaged in by a social democratic party. And fourth, from the late 1860s on, Marx and Engels worked with the German Social Democratic Party of Liebknecht, Bebel, Bernstein, and Kautsky--which eventually became the largest party in Germany and the largest socialist party in the world.
If social democracy is a true expression of Marxism, then Marx cannot be called a totalitarian. There is nothing remotely totalitarian about social democracy. Nor is it utopian. It exists all over Western Europe. Moreover, social democratic parties have always opposed the undemocratic tactics of Soviet Marxism. Drawing on these four points, Kain argues against the depiction of Marx as either utopian or totalitarian, and instead makes a case for Marx as a social democrat, whose strongest legacy is found in Western Europe.
A Media Ecology of Theology: Communicating Faith Throughout the Christian Tradition
Paul A. Soukup
In the Christian tradition, the faithful do theology―defined in Anselm’s phrase as "faith seeking understanding"―in different media. The contemporary emphasis on written or academic theology obscures the long history in which people sought to understand and express their faith by way of various outlets and formats. Because historical Christianity has embraced every communication medium, the media ecology approach to communication study offers a powerful tool to examine that history and the affordances of the media for theological expression. Just so, the history of theology offers a variety of test cases to illustrate media ecology at work.
In A Media Ecology of Theology Paul Soukup invites us to explore the interaction between communication media, broadly defined, and the Christian theological heritage. Soukup follows a media ecology methodology, moving from a description of a communication medium to an examination of its affordances to a discussion of how those affordances shape the faith-seeking-understanding practiced in each. He shows that, in some cases, different media support different theological conclusions, and different theological stances shape media. The case studies range from the first to the twenty-first centuries, with a limitation imposed by selection, language, and culture.
As an introductory work, A Media Ecology of Theology addresses communication scholars and students, theological scholars and students (primarily those interested in the history of theology or in practical theology), and those with an interest in various media (art, architecture, etc.). With an interdisciplinary focus and a willingness to argue for a wider theological ecosystem―one in which the medium influences both content and selection of ideas―Soukup creates new vistas for understanding the life of faith, and how societies and communities express their most cherished ideas.
Lisa Kealhofer, Peter Grave, and Mary M. Voigt
Ancient Gordion has long been recognized as a key Iron Age site for Anatolia and the eastern Mediterranean. Archaeological research has revealed much about its sequence of occupation. However, as yet no study has explored the underlying drivers of political and economic change at this site. This volume presents an overview of the political and economic histories supporting emergent elites and how they constructed power at Gordion during the Iron Age (1200-300 BCE). Based on geochemical and typological analysis of nearly 2000 Late Bronze Age to Hellenistic ceramic samples, the volume contextualizes this primary dataset through the lens of ceramic production, consumption, exchange and emulation. Synthesizing site data sets, the volume more broadly contributes to our understanding of the pivotal role of groups and their economic, social, and ritual practices in the creation of complex societies.
Archaeologies of Indigenous Presence
Tsim D. Schneider and Lee M. Panich
Highlighting collaborative archaeological research that centers the enduring histories of Native peoples in North America
Challenging narratives of Indigenous cultural loss and disappearance that are still prevalent in the archaeological study of colonization, this book highlights collaborative research and efforts to center the enduring histories of Native peoples in North America through case studies from several regions across the continent.
The contributors to this volume, including Indigenous scholars and Tribal resource managers, examine different ways that archaeologists can center long-term Indigenous presence in the practices of fieldwork, laboratory analysis, scholarly communication, and public interpretation. These conversations range from ways to reframe colonial encounters in light of Indigenous persistence to the practicalities of identifying poorly documented sites dating to the late nineteenth century.
In recognizing Indigenous presence in the centuries after 1492, this volume counters continued patterns of unknowing in archaeology and offers new perspectives on decolonizing the field. These essays show how this approach can help expose silenced histories, modeling research practices that acknowledge Tribes as living entities with their own rights, interests, and epistemologies.
Asian American Connective Action in the Age of Social Media: Civic Engagement, Contested Issues, and Emerging Identities
Social media provides ethno-racial immigrant groups—especially those who cannot vote due to factors such as lack of citizenship and limited English proficiency—the ability to mobilize and connect around collective issues. Online spaces and discussion forums have encouraged many Asian Americans to participate in public policy debates and take action on social justice issues. This form of digital group activism serves as an adaptive political empowerment strategy for the fastest-growing and largest foreign-born population in America. Asian American Connective Action in the Age of Social Media illuminates how associating online can facilitate and amplify traditional forms of political action.
James Lai provides diverse case studies on contentious topics ranging from affirmative action debates to textbook controversies to emphasize the complexities, limitations, and challenges of connective action that is relevant to all racial groups. Using a detailed multi-methods approach that includes national survey data and Twitter hashtag analysis, he shows how traditional immigrants, older participants, and younger generations create online consensus and mobilize offline to foment political change. In doing so, Lai provides a nuanced glimpse into the multiple ways connective action takes shape within the Asian American community.
Bengal Tiger, Celtic Tiger: Governing the Empire. Sir Antony MacDonnell, the Raj, and Irish Home Rule
Michael L. Brillman
This new work offers significant insights into the governance of the British Raj, and the development of Irish home rule – in all of which Sir Antony Patrick MacDonnell played major roles. / “You are about to leave India,” George Curzon, the Viceroy of British India, told Sir Antony Patrick MacDonnell in 1901 at the end of a long career, “with a record―unprecedented at the present moment―and equal to the most illustrious of Indian administrators in the past.” Curzon was not alone in his estimation of MacDonnell as the most eminent and accomplished of late-Victorian civil servants in India. / What was even more extraordinary was that even though the Viceroy's encomium in 1901 was written after MacDonnell had been a member of the Indian Civil Service (ICS) for some thirty-six years, he was about to embark upon a second distinguished administrative career as Under Secretary for Ireland. / A Roman Catholic from County Mayo, an eventual Home Ruler, and a Gladstonian Liberal, MacDonnell rose to the upper echelons of the Indian and Irish Civil Services. MacDonnell, perhaps in part because of his Irish nationality, was known throughout his Indian career as a staunch champion of the ryot class, India's peasantry. His attention to detail and tremendous energy rendered MacDonnell a leading authority on tenant right and famine relief. / He served as administrative chief of four provinces in India. Yet it was in Ireland that MacDonnell's attempts at major land reform were realized in the Irish Land Act of 1903. Several failed schemes to erect a Catholic university and a scuttled Irish Council Bill, however, led to MacDonnell's resignation in 1908, and in the same year he received an Irish peerage as Baron Swinford. / This unique and original biography not only examines Sir Antony MacDonnell within the context of British imperial administration of India and Ireland in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, but also considers the ambivalence and preoccupations of a very significant Irish imperialist, who possessed equally as many friends as enemies.
Co-innovation Platforms: A Playbook for Enabling Innovation and Ecosystem Growth
Tammy L. Madsen and David Cruickshank
Strategies and practices for growing ecosystems are increasingly important in shaping industries and markets. Sustaining productive innovation is not just about you. It depends on others as well as your willingness and ability to collaborate effectively. This book is about how to use, as well as develop, a co-innovation platform to accelerate innovation and sustain ecosystem growth. It will show how you, your team and your organization can create and foster collaborative innovation among a diverse set of organizations that are located outside of your company’s hierarchy.
A co-innovation platform provides an environment where firms can combine or recombine ideas to generate novel solutions. A distinctive feature of the co-innovation platform is its resource-open and hands-on approach to innovation. For many organizations, resource limitations, organizational obstacles and/or time constraints kill an idea before it takes shape. By providing access to demand-side and supply-side resources and capabilities to facilitate co-innovation, the platform solves this problem and shapes the ecosystem’s innovation trajectory from the ground up. This book provides strategic and practical guidance for orchestrating collaborative problem solving and ecosystem growth.
Conscience and Catholic education : theology, administration, and teaching
Kevin C. Baxter and David E. DeCosse
Leading ethicists and theologians address “Conscience” insofar as this central issue in Catholic theology relates to issues in Catholic education—religious freedom, the challenge of diversity, academic freedom, conscience formation and neuroscience and more. Like our 2017 volume Conscience and Catholic Health Care, this volume brings sharper focus to one particular area where Catholic notions of conscience and fidelity to contemporary interpretations of Church teaching are in constant dialogue.
Created Freedom under the Sign of the Cross: A Catholic Public Theology for the United States
David E. DeCosse
The United States is in a crisis of freedom. Influenced by neoliberal economics, the concept of freedom has become identified with an abstract, radical individualism disdainful of responsibility to others and to the past. Signs of this crisis crop up everywhere. Some invoke freedom as justification for refusing to wear a mask in a pandemic. Others argue that freedom is an empty word if it’s celebrated apart from an honest engagement with the country’s history of racism.
Created Freedom under the Sign of the Cross offers a Catholic theological response to this crisis of freedom. Catholic social ethics may be better known for its emphasis on social principles like the common good and solidarity. But developments in Catholic theologies of freedom in the last decades provide fertile ground from which to develop a bold, creative response to this American crisis of freedom.
In this book, theologian David DeCosse draws on thinkers ranging from philosopher Amartya Sen to Black Catholic theologian Shawn Copeland to twentieth-century theological giant Karl Rahner in order to reimagine American freedom in light of classic Catholic emphases on embodiment, relationship, history, the good, and God. The result is a Catholic public theology that provides a redemptive path forward in an age of crisis.
Emergent Converging Technologies and Biomedical Systems: Select Proceedings of ETBS 2021.
N. Marriwala, C. C. Tripathi, Shruti Jain, and Shivakumar Mathapathi
Contains peer-reviewed proceedings of ETBS 2021
Discusses wireless multimedia networks, electric vehicles, biomedical signal processing and instrumentation
Serves as a useful guide for researchers involved in healthcare technologies
Is the International Legal Order Unraveling?
David L. Sloss
This book grows out of the work of a study group convened by the American Branch of the International Law Association. The group had a mandate to examine threats to the rules-based international order and possible responses. The several chapters in the book-all of which are written by distinguished international law scholars--generally support the conclusion that the rules-based international order confronts significant challenges, but it is not unraveling--at least, not yet. Climate change is the biggest wild card in trying to predict the future. If the world's major powers--especially the United States and China--cooperate with each other to combat climate change, then other threats to the rules-based order should be manageable. If the world's major powers fail to address the climate crisis by 2040 or 2050, the other threats addressed in this volume may come to be seen as trivial in comparison.
The book consists of fourteen chapters, plus an introduction. Three chapters address specific threats to the rules-based international order: climate change, autonomous weapons, and cyber weapons. Eight chapters address particular substantive areas of international law: jus ad bellum, jus in bello, trade law, investment law, anti-bribery law, human rights law, international criminal law, and migration law. The remaining chapters provide a range of perspectives on the past evolution and likely future development of the rules-based international order as a whole.
Pasos Firmes: de Niñez Migrante a la Universidad de Columbia.
En este ultimo libro de su premiada serie de memorias, Francisco Jiménez deja todo atrás en California--una familia cariñosa, una novia devota, y la cultura que lo formó--para asistir a la Universidad de Columbia en Nueva York. Rara, honesta y auténtica de la experiencia de los latinos en los Estados Unidos de América, Pasos firmes ahora esta disponible en Español. In this final book in his award-winning series of memoirs, Francisco Jiménez leaves everything behind in California--his loving family, devoted girlfriend, and the culture that raised him--to attend Columbia University. Singular, honest, and an authentic portrayal of the Latinx experience in the USA, Pasos firmes is now available in Spanish.
Personality (11th Edition)
Jerry Burger and Gretchen M. Reevy
In Personality, the historical underpinnings of core theories and research come alive through biographical and contextual illustrations. Author Jerry M. Burger, and new co-author Gretchen M. Reevy, use vivid stories and discussions to challenge learners to critically consider the discipline’s approach to diversity, research science, and its future as a holistic field of study. With a balance of both theory and research, along with application sections and personality tests, you will gain hands-on experience and a comprehensive understanding of the subject matter. Every chapter in this Eleventh Edition has been thoroughly updated, such as sections on Extraversion-Introversion, Dream Interpretation, and Gender Roles, to reflect the most recent research. It also features 400 new references, a new research topic on Narcissism, and two new personality scales.
Progressive Chinese: Intermediate Course 1
Hsin-fu Chiu, Yu Wu, Yusheng Yang, and Hsin-hung Yeh
The learning goals that center on the thematic units are set in accordance with the language proficiency levels, established by the ACTFL ˙To Comply with the pedagogical principle of backward design to establish the teaching/learning goals for the intermediate learner of Chinese ˙Integrates into its thematic contents the ACTFL-defined, three mores of language uses as well the 5C concepts ˙Assist the learner to achieve holistic progress and to cultivate specific linguistic abilities of Chinese ˙The selecting of keywords/phrases in thetextbooks is greatly in line with vocabulary levels defined by the HSK and by the TOCFL. The regional difference in language uses between the two sides of theTaiwan Strait are also meticulously annotated in the textbooks “Progressive Chinese: Intermediate Course” complies with the pedagogical principle of backward design to establish the teaching/learning goals for the intermediate learner of Chinese. Through various forms of formative and summative assessment, every lesson and every thematic unit constantly provides the learner with chances to re-consolidate their developing Chinese proficiency. As standardized ways of ensuring successful learning, “Progressive Chinese” integrates into its thematic contents the ACTFL-defined, three mores of language uses as well the 5C concepts. In addition to the overall progress in Chinese, it attempts to cultivate the following specific linguistic abilities of Chinese: 1. To ask questions, to answer questions, to deal with simple social transactions, (forthe high potential learner) to narrate, to compare, and to describe. 2. To process and to produce Chinese texts in paragraphs. 3. To develop strategies to comprehend audio and textual input: to put up with unfamiliar language units, to skim through materials, to infer information from co-texts. 4. To develop and apply language learning strategies to gradually become independent Chinese learners to achieve the purpose of lifelong learning
Recollecting America's Original Sin: A Pilgrimage of Race and Grace
Alison M. Benders
Recollecting America's Original Sin: A Pilgrimage of Race and Grace journeys into anti-black racism throughout US history through a Christian spirituality lens. The reflections are fashioned as a spiritual pilgrimage that integrates listening, reflecting, and daily living. It recollects the nation’s freedom struggles around race, our original sin, which constrains and stains us now as ever. Walking a holy road of past, present, and future meaning, the chapters interlace historical moments and places into a web of provocative concerns. Anyone desiring to respond faithfully to the justice reckonings now seizing our country will travel the race-and-grace journey in these pages.
Reenvisioning Sexual Ethics: A Feminist Christian Account
A profound feminist Christian reframing of sexuality examines contemporary social practices and ethical sex
From the sexual abuse crisis in the Roman Catholic Church to the US Supreme Court decision outlawing state-level bans on same-sex marriage, it has become clear that Catholics and other Christians cannot afford to downplay sex or rely on outdated normative understandings of its moral contours. Feminist theological approaches offer a way forward by considering not just what we should do in sexual spheres but also what sort of sexual people we should aspire to be.
In Reenvisioning Sexual Ethics, author Karen Peterson-Iyer adopts a feminist Christian anthropological framework to connect robust theological and ethical analysis to practical sexual issues, particularly those confronting college-aged and younger adults today. The book examines four divergent yet overlapping contemporary social practices and phenomena wherein sex plays a central role: “hookup” culture; “sexting”; sex work; and sex trafficking. Through these case studies, Peterson-Iyer shows that ethical sex is best demarcated not as a matter of chastity on the one hand and purely free consent on the other, but rather as ideally expressing the fullness of human agency, communicating the joy of shared pleasure, and conferring a deep sense of possibility and wholeness upon all participants.
This feminist Christian framework will help facilitate frank and profound discussions of sex, enabling young adults to define themselves and others not by hypersexualized and gendered social norms or attitudes but by their fundamental status as dignified and beloved by God.
Religious Transhumanism and Its Critics
Arvin M. Gouw, Brian Patrick Green, and Ted Peters
Why do representatives of different religious traditions find the transhumanist vision of the future not only theologically compatible but even inspiring? Transhumanism is a global movement seeking radical human enhancement. The trans in transhumanism marks the transition from the present stage in human evolution into the future, namely, post-human existence. Containing chapters written by adherents to a variety of religious traditions, Religious Transhumanism and Its Critics provides first-hand testimony to the value of the transhumanist vision perceived by the religious mind. In addition, the contributors critique both secular and religious transhumanism in light of realistic science and commitment to social justice.
Rutilio Grande Memory and Legacy of a Jesuit Martyr
Ana María Pineda
Jesuit Rutilio Grande’s martyrdom at the hands of El Salvador security forces in 1977 had a profound influence on the quest for freedom and justice for the poor and marginalized. This book adds to his legacy countless reflections and memories shared by those who knew him.
Although decades have passed since the assassination of Father Rutilio Grande during the country’s civil conflict in the 1970s and 1980s, his memory and presence have become a rich legacy for Salvadorans and many others beyond the borders of this small country. This book pursues the question: Who was this man? In rich detail, the author explores Rutilio Grande’s homilies, writings, and correspondence and also presents an image of the man as referenced in the sermons of Saint Óscar Romero.
Following Rutilio’s life journey and conducting copious personal interviews enabled the author to gather the voices of those who knew Rutilio Grande and whose memories are still vivid and vibrant. This book adds to shared stories, photos, and remembrances, his words sung in hymns and folk ballads, his image painted on colorful murals on neighborhood walls throughout El Salvador—all of which speak of Rutilio Grande, a man of the people.
Smart Manufacturing: The Lean Six Sigma Way
Explore the dramatic changes brought on by the new manufacturing technologies of Industry 4.0
In Smart Manufacturing, The Lean Six Sigma Way, Dr. Anthony Tarantino delivers an insightful and eye-opening exploration of the ways the Fourth Industrial Revolution is dramatically changing the way we manufacture products across the world and especially how it will revitalize manufacturing in North America and Europe.
The author examines the role and impact of a variety of new Smart technologies including industrial IoT, computer vision, mobile/edge computing, 3D printing, robots, big data analytics, and the cloud. He demonstrates how to apply these new technologies to over 20 continuous improvement/Lean Six Sigma tools, greatly enhancing their effectiveness and ease of use.
The book also discusses the role Smart technologies will play in improving:
- Career opportunities for women in manufacturing
- Cyber security, supply chain risk, and logistics resiliency
- Workplace health, safety, and security
- Life on the manufacturing floor
- Operational efficiencies and customer satisfaction
Perfect for anyone involved in the manufacturing or distribution of products in the 21st century, Smart Manufacturing, The Lean Six Sigma Way belongs in the libraries of anyone interested in the intersection of technology, commerce, and physical manufacturing.
Textual Criticism and the Ontology of Literature in Early Judaism
The Dead Sea Scrolls have demonstrated the uidity of biblical and early Jewish texts in antiquity. How did early Jewish scribes understand the nature of their pluriform literature? How should modern textual critics deal with these uid texts? Centered on the Serekh ha-Yaḥad – or Community Rule – from Qumran as a test case, this volume tracks the development of its textual tradition in multiple trajectories, and suggests that it was not understood as a single, unied composition even in antiquity. Attending to material, textual, and literary factors, the book argues that ancient claims for textual identity ought to be given priority in discussions among textual critics about the ontology of biblical books.
The Art and Practice of Home Visiting (Second Edition)
Ruth E. Cook and Shirley N. Sparks
For more than a decade, The Art and Practice of Home Visiting has been a go‐to guide for effective, culturally sensitive home visits with young children and families. Now reframed as a textbook for a new generation of home visitors, this second edition includes student‐friendly features, downloadable course companion materials, and fresh content on timely topics.
Presenting a collaborative, family‐centered approach to home visiting, Cook and Sparks prepare preservice professionals to form respectful and productive partnerships with caregivers and help each unique family reach their specific goals. Future home visitors will get practical, in‐depth guidance on all the complex issues they'll face in their work with families and children, including implementing evidence‐based practice; providing trauma‐informed care; and addressing challenges with sleep, feeding, and behavior.
A foundational text for future professionals—and an ideal source of wisdom and guidance for in‐service practitioners—this book will help all home visitors master the art and practice of effective home visiting with today's diverse families.
The Best Beloved Thing Is Justice: The Life of Dorothy Wright Nelson.
Lisa A. Kloppenberg
Dorothy Wright Nelson was a prominent federal judge on the level just below the U.S. Supreme Court for over 40 years. One of the early tenured female law professors and one of the rare female deans in the U.S. legal academy in the 1960s and 1970s, her expertise was in reforming courts to make them more just and accessible for all people. When she became a federal judge in 1980, she helped to make the federal courts more efficient and provide litigants with alternatives—including mediation and arbitration—to resolve cases without greater expense and delay. An ardent believer in more peaceful resolution of conflicts, Judge Nelson educated judges around the world on conflict resolution and the rule of law, often while engaging quietly in human rights advocacy for persecuted Bahá’ís. Her Bahá’í Faith also inspired her judicial opinions providing more equality and due process for the marginalized, including the poor, racial minorities, immigrants, mentally ill, and the powerless. Dorothy and her husband, a state court judge, balanced their professional achievements with their personal commitments in a manner unusual for their time. They devoted considerable energy to raising their two children, spending time with their extended family, and engaging in Bahá’í activities (including world travel, youth camps, weekly Sunday School, and “firesides” in their home). This book captures the life story of an extraordinary female leader and trailblazer in a highly traditional, male-dominated profession, unafraid to challenge the status quo in her pleasant, optimistic, determined, and collegial manner.
The Economic Consequences of U.S. Mobilization for the Second World War
Alexander J. Field
A reminder that war is not always, or even generally, good for long-term growth
Many believe that despite its destructive character, war ultimately boosts long‑term economic growth. For the United States this view is often supported by appeal to the experience of the Second World War, understood as a triumph of both production and productivity. Alexander Field shows that between 1941 and 1945 manufacturing productivity actually declined, depressed by changes in the output mix and resource shocks from enemy action, including curtailed access to natural rubber and, on the Eastern Seaboard, petroleum. The war forced a shift away from producing goods in which the country had a great deal of experience toward those in which it had little. Learning by doing was only a partial counterbalance to the intermittent idleness and input hoarding that characterized a shortage economy and dragged down productivity. The conflict distorted human and physical capital accumulation and once it ended, America stopped producing most of the new goods. The war temporarily shut down basic scientific research and the ongoing development of civilian goods. U.S. world economic dominance in 1948, Field shows, was due less to the experience of making war goods and more to the country’s productive potential in 1941.
The Ethics of Virtual and Augmented Reality: Building Worlds
Erick Jose Ramirez
This book offers new ways of thinking about and assessing the impact of virtual reality on its users. It argues that we must go beyond traditional psychological concepts of VR "presence" to better understand the many varieties of virtual experiences.
The author provides compelling evidence that VR simulations are capable of producing "virtually real" experiences in people. He also provides a framework for understanding when and how simulations induce virtually real experiences. From these insights, the book shows that virtually real experiences are responsible for several unaddressed ethical issues in VR research and design. Experimental philosophers, moral psychologists, and institutional review boards must become sensitive to the ethical issues involved between designing "realistic" virtual dilemmas, for good data collection, and avoiding virtually real trauma. Ethicists and game designers must do more to ensure that their simulations don’t inculcate harmful character traits. Virtually real experiences, the author claims, can make virtual relationships meaningful, productive, and conducive to welfare but they can also be used to systematically mislead and manipulate users about the nature of their experiences.
The Ethics of Virtual and Augmented Reality will appeal to philosophers working in applied ethics, philosophy of technology, and aesthetics, as well as researchers and students interested in game studies and game design.
The Failure of Markets: Energy, Housing and Health
Craig Allan Medlen
The core thesis of this book is that the major economic issues of renewable energy, housing, health and income disparities could best be addressed through direct government "in kind" production and redistributive measures.
It is argued that this governmental "in kind" production of essential needs would allow a rapid movement towards solutions that the market cannot possibly match. The market works through indirect means. So, it is no mystery why in the areas of energy, housing and health, problems are not only formidable but in many respects are getting worse. In contrast, governmental "in kind" production would be direct. Outcomes could be explicitly planned and managers would be publicly accountable. This shift in production should be accompanied by redistributive measures through higher taxes on corporations and the rich and the possible adoption of monetary policies in line with Modern Monetary Theory (MMT). Relatedly, the book demonstrates that the current lack of imaginative solutions results from a paralysis of imagination, rooted deeply in nineteenth century liberalism that held that the market was to serve all issues. A progressive agenda today needs to separate out "needs" from "wants" and to engage government production in the service of collectivist needs. "In kind" production would infuse a democratic component within the economy. The last chapter of the book also deals with how the ideology of neoliberalism blocks even the contemplation of governmental production in the service of people’s needs.
This accessible work will be of significant interest to anyone seeking original solutions to age-old problems, particularly readers of public policy, heterodox economics, progressive politics and MMT.
The Fifty Commandments of Commercial Real Estate Investment: The Vest-Pocket Handbook to Increase Your Intellectual Capital in the Commercial Real Estate Industry (2nd Edition)
Joseph J. Ori
The Fifty Commandments of Commercial Real Estate Investment, Edition II, compiles the choice pieces of advice Mr. Ori has amassed over 35 years in the CRE industry. Mr. Ori lists essential dos and don’ts, mistakes, and successful
strategies with a mixture of critical analysis and a keen sense of satirical humor, reinforced by his encyclopedic
knowledge of the commercial real estate environment. Mr. Ori covers all areas of the industry. Commercial real
estate investment, finance, development, capital markets, and management tactics are all given his full attention, as are leasing, financial analysis, and institutional investments. He applies his commandments to all property types, including apartments, office buildings, shopping centers, industrial warehouses, lodging properties, and senior housing.
The Marx Through Lacan Vocabulary: A Compass for Libidinal and Political Economies
Christina Soto van der Plas, Edgar Miguel Juárez-Salazar, Carlos Gómez Camarena, and David Pavón-Cuéllar
This text explores a set of key concepts in Marxist theory as developed and read by Lacan, demonstrating links and connections between Marxist thought and Lacanian practice.
The book examines the complexity of these encounters through the structure of a comprehensive vocabulary which covers diverse areas, from capitalism and communism to history, ideology, politics, work, and family. Offering new perspectives on these concepts in psychoanalysis, as well as in the fields of political and critical theory, the book brings together contributions from a range of international experts to demonstrate the dynamic relationship between Marx and Lacan, as well as illuminating "untranslatable points" which may offer productive tension between the two. The entries trace the trajectory of Lacan’s appropriation of Marx’s concepts and analyses how they were questioned, criticized, and reworked by Lacan, accounting for the wide reach of two thinkers and worlds in constant homology. Each entry also discusses psychoanalytic debates relating to the concept and seeks to refine the clinical scope of Marx’s work, demonstrating its impact on the social and individual dimensions of Lacanian clinical practice.
With a practical and structured approach, The Marx through Lacan Vocabulary will appeal to psychoanalysts and researchers in a range of fields, including political science, cultural studies, and philosophy.