The Technological Bluff

Author: Jacques Ellul

Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : W.B. Eerdmans


Category: Social Science

Page: 418

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M. Ellul's view of technology is that once it is let out of the laboratory, technology cannot be turned off. Technology begets more technology. The modern world, therefore, is one in which more technology is inevitable. Fixing or remediating the impact of a technology like water pollution requires--you guessed it--more technology.

Psychology of Music

Author: Diana Deutsch

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483292738

Category: Music

Page: 542

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The Psychology of Music draws together the diverse and scattered literature on the psychology of music. It explores the way music is processed by the listener and the performer and considers several issues that are of importance both to perceptual psychology and to contemporary music, such as the way the sound of an instrument is identified regardless of its pitch or loudness, or the types of information that can be discarded in the synthetic replication of a sound without distorting perceived timbre. Comprised of 18 chapters, this book begins with a review of the classical psychoacoustical literature on tone perception, focusing on characteristics of particular relevance to music. The attributes of pitch, loudness, and timbre are examined, and a summary of research methods in psychoacoustics is presented. Subsequent chapters deal with timbre perception; the subjective effects of different sound fields; temporal aspects of music; abstract structures formed by pitch relationships in music; different tests of musical ability; and the importance of abstract structural representation in understanding how music is performed. The final chapter evaluates the relationship between new music and psychology. This monograph should be a valuable resource for psychologists and musicians.

The Structure of Appearance

Author: Nelson Goodman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401011842

Category: Science

Page: 294

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With this third edition of Nelson Goodman's The Structure of Appear ance, we are pleased to make available once more one of the most in fluential and important works in the philosophy of our times. Professor Geoffrey Hellman's introduction gives a sustained analysis and appreciation of the major themes and the thrust of the book, as well as an account of the ways in which many of Goodman's problems and projects have been picked up and developed by others. Hellman also suggests how The Structure of Appearance introduces issues which Goodman later continues in his essays and in the Languages of Art. There remains the task of understanding Good man's project as a whole; to see the deep continuities of his thought, as it ranges from logic to epistemology, to science and art; to see it therefore as a complex yet coherent theory of human cognition and practice. What we can only hope to suggest, in this note, is the b. road Significance of Goodman's apparently technical work for philosophers, scientists and humanists. One may say of Nelson Goodman that his bite is worse than his bark. Behind what appears as a cool and methodical analysis of the conditions of the construction of systems, there lurks a radical and disturbing thesis: that the world is, in itself, no more one way than another, nor are we. It depends on the ways in which we take it, and on what we do.

Bilingualism in Education

Aspects of theory, research and practice

Author: Jim Cummins,Merrill Swain

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317869184

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 254

View: 9905

This is a remarkably interesting and useful makes a significant contribution to our knowledge and understanding of both bilingualism and education.' Journal of Education Policy

Revealing Difference

The Fiction of Isabelle de Charrière

Author: Jenene J. Allison

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 9780874135664

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 171

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During the period between the publication of Choderlos de Laclos's Liaisons dangereuses and the promulgation of the Napoleonic Code, Isabelle de Charriere (1740-1805) produced a body of diverse and innovative novels. Revealing Difference is directed at elucidating both the new perspective on eighteenth-century fiction that her work elicits and the evidence it offers on the construction of gender. A novel of which only the provocative title page remains hints at Charriere's originality. Camille (1796) is subtitled ou le nouveau roman [Or the new novel] and features a one-sentence description of what is to follow. Charriere wrote that her intention was to create a new type of heroine. Instead of a conventionally beautiful woman, she planned to create an ugly one. In fact, her originality extends far beyond this scale. Charriere's novels not only work with literary conventions, they work on these conventions. For example, the figure of the heroine, plotted according to a standard plot line, serves at a more complex level to undermine the image of woman embedded in the heroine. Most telling are heroines plotted in the context of the French Revolution; they reflect the repressive image of woman that would emerge from the combination of republican ideology with the growing emphasis on maternalism. Surprisingly modern in this regard, these novels confirm recent interpretations of the gendering of the social sphere after the Revolution.

The Exceptional Woman

Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun and the Cultural Politics of Art

Author: Mary D. Sheriff

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226752822

Category: Art

Page: 353

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Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun (1755-1842) was an enormously successful painter, a favorite portraitist of Marie-Antoinette, and one of the few women accepted into the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture. In accounts of her role as an artist, she was simultaneously flattered as a charming woman and vilified as monstrously unfeminine. In The Exceptional Woman, Mary D. Sheriff uses Vigée-Lebrun's career to explore the contradictory position of "woman-artist" in the moral, philosophical, professional, and medical debates about women in eighteenth-century France. Paying particular attention to painted and textual self-portraits, Sheriff shows how Vigée-Lebrun's images and memoirs undermined the assumptions about "woman" and the strictures imposed on women. Engaging ancien-régime philosophy, as well as modern feminism, psychoanalysis, literary theory, and art criticism, Sheriff's interpretations of Vigée-Lebrun's paintings challenge us to rethink the work and the world of this controversial woman artist.

Memoirs of Hector Berlioz

From 1803 to 1865, Comprising His Travels in Germany, Italy, Russia, and England

Author: Hector Berlioz,Ernest Newman

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486215631

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 533

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Self-revelations of tormented great composer; musical life in Paris, Wagner and other contemporaries, musical opinions, much more. 11 plates.

Evenings with the Orchestra

Author: Hector Berlioz

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226043746

Category: Music

Page: 381

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In this delightful and now classic narrative, written by the brilliant composer and critic Hector Berlioz, readers are made privy to 25 highly entertaining evenings with a fascinating group of distracted performers.

Les Grotesques de La Musique

Author: Hector Berlioz

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781533296917


Page: 250

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Best known as a conductor, Hector Berlioz was also a writer and wrote for many different journals. Notice: This Book is published by Historical Books Limited ( as a Public Domain Book, if you have any inquiries, requests or need any help you can just send an email to [email protected] This book is found as a public domain and free book based on various online catalogs, if you think there are any problems regard copyright issues please contact us immediately via [email protected]

Screen Schooled

Two Veteran Teachers Expose How Technology Overuse is Making Our Kids Dumber

Author: Joe Clement,Matt Miles

Publisher: Black Inc.

ISBN: 1743820194

Category: Education

Page: 272

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As two veteran teachers who have taught thousands of students, Joe Clement and Matt Miles have seen firsthand how damaging technology overuse and misuse has been to our students. Rather than becoming better problem solvers, kids look to Google to answer their questions for them. Rather than deepening students’ intellectual curiosity, educational technology is too often cumbersome and distracting, causing needless frustration and greatly extending homework time. Rather than becoming the great equalizer, electronic devices are widening the achievement gap. On a mission to educate and empower parents, Clement and Miles provide many real-world examples and cite multiple studies showing how technology use has created a wide range of cognitive and social deficits in our young people. They lift the veil on what’s really going on at school: teachers who are powerless to curb mobile phone distractions; zoned-out kids who act helpless and are unfocused, unprepared, and antisocial; administrators who are too-easily swayed by the pro-tech “science” sponsored by corporate technology purveyors. They provide action steps parents can take to demand change and make a compelling case for simpler, smarter, more effective forms of teaching and learning. ‘Clement and Miles succinctly lay out the compelling evidence against filling our classrooms with weapons of mass distraction and then tell us how to fix the damage already inflicted. This book is mandatory reading for teachers and parents alike.’ –-David Gillespie, bestselling author of Sweet Poison and Free Schools ‘An urgent wake-up call for anyone interested in how screen use in schools is damaging kids and education.’ –-Susan Greenfield, author of Mind Change. Joe Clement and Matt Miles are award-winning teachers, coaches, and mentors with a combined thirty years’ experience improving the education of young people. They run the blog and their writing has been featured in Psychology Today and the Washington Post. They are both parents and live in Northern Virginia.

Wired Child

Debunking Popular Technology Myths

Author: Richard Freed

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781503211698

Category: Computers and families

Page: 266

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Science is confirming what your heart tells you: In this digital age, our kids need a healthy, family-centered childhood more than ever. As technology ushers in dramatic changes to our lives, the most important contributor to children's well-being is still their connection to family and school. But this connection is threatened by the addictive allure of today's flashy devices. Wired Child cuts through destructive tech myths and gives you practical strategies to build a strong family and foster kids' school success. You'll also learn how to protect children and teens from video game/Internet addiction and help them understand that technology is primarily a tool rather than a toy. This empowering book will give you the confidence to provide your child a loving and rewarding childhood in a digital age.

France Between the Wars

Gender and Politics

Author: Sian Reynolds

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134798326

Category: History

Page: 296

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First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Assassination Generation

Video Games, Aggression, and the Psychology of Killing

Author: Dave Grossman,Kristine Paulsen

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316265969

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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The author of the 400,000-copy bestseller On Killing reveals how violent video games have ushered in a new era of mass homicide--and what we must do about it. Paducah, Kentucky, 1997: a 14-year-old boy shoots eight students in a prayer circle at his school. Littleton, Colorado, 1999: two high school seniors kill a teacher, twelve other students, and then themselves. Utoya, Norway, 2011: a political extremist shoots and kills sixty-nine participants in a youth summer camp. Newtown, Connecticut, 2012: a troubled 20-year-old man kills 20 children and six adults at the elementary school he once attended. What links these and other horrific acts of mass murder? A young person's obsession with video games that teach to kill. Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, who in his perennial bestseller On Killingrevealed that most of us are not "natural born killers" - and who has spent decades training soldiers, police, and others who keep us secure to overcome the intrinsic human resistance to harming others and to use firearms responsibly when necessary - turns a laser focus on the threat posed to our society by violent video games. Drawing on crime statistics, cutting-edge social research, and scientific studies of the teenage brain, Col. Grossman shows how video games that depict antisocial, misanthropic, casually savage behavior can warp the mind - with potentially deadly results. His book will become the focus of a new national conversation about video games and the epidemic of mass murders that they have unleashed.

Augustin-Louis Cauchy

A Biography

Author: Bruno Belhoste

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461229960

Category: Mathematics

Page: 380

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A great difficulty facing a biographer of Cauchy is that of delineating the curious interplay between the man, his times, and his scientific endeavors. Professor Belhoste has succeeded admirably in meeting this challenge and has thus written a vivid biography that is both readable and informative. His subject stands out as one of the most brilliant, versatile, and prolific fig ures in the annals of science. Nearly two hundred years have now passed since the young Cauchy set about his task of clarifying mathematics, extending it, applying it wherever possible, and placing it on a firm theoretical footing. Through Belhoste's work we are afforded a detailed, rather personalized picture of how a first rate mathematician worked at his discipline - his strivings, his inspirations, his triumphs, his failures, and above all, his conflicts and his errors.

The Pimping of Prostitution

Abolishing the Sex Work Myth

Author: Julie Bindel

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9781137558893

Category: Law

Page: 355

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This book examines one of the most contested issues facing feminists, human rights activists and governments around the globe – the international sex trade. For decades, the liberal left has been conflicted as to whether pro-prostitution activists or abolitionists hold the correct view, and debates are ongoing as to who holds the key to the solutions facing the women and girls involved. Over the course of two years, Bindel conducted 250 interviews in almost 40 countries, cities and states, traveling around Europe, Asia, North America, Australia, New Zealand, and East and South Africa. Visiting legal brothels all around the world, Bindel got to know pimps, pornographers, survivors of the sex trade, and the women being sold by men classed as ‘business entrepreneurs’. Whilst meeting feminist abolitionists, pro-prostitution campaigners, police and government officials, and the men who drive the demand, Bindel uncovered the lies, mythology and criminal activity that shroud this global trade, and suggests here a way forward for the women seeking to abolish the oldest oppression. Informed by the lived human experience of those interviewed, this book will be of great interest to feminists, students, criminal justice advocates, criminologists and human rights activists.