The Oxford Handbook of Process Philosophy and Organization Studies

Author: Jenny Helin,Tor Hernes,Daniel Hjorth,Robin Holt

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191648108

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 648

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Process approaches to organization studies focus on flow, activities, and evolution, understanding organizations and organizing as processes in the making. They stand in contrast to positivist approaches that see organizations and phenomena as fixed, static, and measurable. Process approaches draw on a range of ideas and philosophies. The Handbook examines 34 philosophers and social theorists, both those commonly linked to process thinking, such as Whitehead, Bergson and James, and those that are not as often addressed from a process perspective such as Dilthey and Tarde. Each chapter addresses the background and context of this thinker, their work (with a focus on the processual elements), and the potential contribution to organization and management research. For students and scholars in the field of Organization Studies this book is an entry point into the work of philosophical thinkers and social theorists for whom the world is far from being a solid place.

Cinema and Counter-History

Author: Marcia Landy

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253016193

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 328

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Despite claims about the end of history and the death of cinema, visual media continue to contribute to our understanding of history and history-making. In this book, Marcia Landy argues that rethinking history and memory must take into account shifting conceptions of visual and aural technologies. With the assistance of thinkers such as Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, Cinema and Counter-History examines writings and films that challenge prevailing notions of history in order to explore the philosophic, aesthetic, and political stakes of activating the past. Marshaling evidence across European, African, and Asian cinema, Landy engages in a counter-historical project that calls into question the certainty of visual representations and unmoors notions of a history firmly anchored in truth.

Foucault's Archaeology

Author: David Webb

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748675442

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

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Reveals the extent to which Foucault's approach to language in The Archaeology of Knowledge was influenced by the mathematical sciences, adopting a mode of thought indebted to thinkers in the scientific and epistemological traditions such as Cavailles and

The Farthest Place

The Music of John Luther Adams

Author: Bernd Herzogenrath

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 1555537642

Category: Music

Page: 309

View: 4216

The first critical anthology of an important and singular contemporary composer

Time and the Digital

Connecting Technology, Aesthetics, and a Process Philosophy of Time

Author: Timothy Scott Barker

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 1611683017

Category: Computers

Page: 232

View: 8104

An original consideration of the temporal in digital art and aesthetics

The Winchester Guide to Keywords and Concepts for International Students in Art, Media and Design

Author: Annie Makhoul,Simon Morley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118768809

Category: Art

Page: 272

View: 8355

This welcome new resource for international students in art,design, and media provides clear explanations of the terminologythey must master in order to fulfill their academic potential andenrich their professional careers. Offers a much-requested new resource that fills a gap inthe academic market Tailored specifically to the needs of international students inart, design, and media Color-coded key words and phrases for quick reference Includes sections on study skills, academic expectations inWestern institutions, methodologies, and important theorists An ideal handbook for curators and gallery staff everywhere forwhom English is a non-native language

Creative Ecologies

Theorizing the Practice of Architecture

Author: Hélène Frichot

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350036544

Category: Architecture

Page: 264

View: 8940

Architect and philosopher Hélène Frichot examines how the discipline of architecture is theorized and practiced at the periphery. Eschewing a conventionally direct approach to architectural objects – to iconic buildings and big-name architects – she instead explores the background of architectural practice, to introduce the creative ecologies in which architecture exists only in relation to other objects and ideas. Consisting of a series of philosophical encounters with architectural practice that are neither neatly located in one domain nor the other, this book is concerned with 'other ways of doing architecture'. It examines architecture at the limits where it is muddied by alternative disciplinary influences – whether art practice, philosophy or literature. Frichot meets a range of creative characters who work at the peripheries, and who challenge the central assumptions of the discipline, showing that there is no 'core of architecture' – there is rather architecture as a multiplicity of diverse concerns in engagement with local environments and worlds. From an author well-known in the disciplines of architecture and philosophy for her scholarship on Deleuze, this is a radical, accessible, and highly-original approach to design research, deftly engaging with an array of current topics from the Anthropocene to affect theory, new materialism contemporary feminism.

Priority of Events

Author: Sean Bowden

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748650776

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

View: 5083

This is a radical interpretation of Deleuze's Logic of Sense. It focuses on Deleuze's concept of events and brings Deleuze's work into relation with the traditions of process philosophy and American pragmatism.

Beckett, Deleuze and the Televisual Event

Peephole Art

Author: C. Gardner

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137014369

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 226

View: 317

An expressive dialogue between Deleuze's philosophical writings on cinema and Beckett's innovative film and television work, the book explores the relationship between the birth of the event – itself a simultaneous invention and erasure - and Beckett's attempts to create an incommensurable space within the interstices of language as a (W)hole.

American Letters

Author: Claude Richard

Publisher: N.A


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 197

View: 6060

"At his death in 1988, Claude Richard was one of the most active French scholars working at the confluence of American literary history and critical theory. His last writings, translated here for the first time, offer an incisive reading of American literature that finds Poe at its center and traces new lines of continuity between the works of the nineteenth century and those of contemporary writers such as Thomas Pynchon."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Der Parasit

Author: Michel Serres

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518282779

Category: Kommunikationsstörung

Page: 391

View: 7326

"Anders als in seinen vorausgegangenen Büchern benennt Serres in Der Parasit nicht mehr lokal die Bedingungen und Grenzen von Kommunikation; er versucht, globaler und vollständiger die Bedingungen und Grenzen aller Kommunikation aufzuzeigen. Daher der Titel und der Gegenstand des Buches: der Parasit ist zugleich ein schwaches Störgeräusch, ein mikroskopisch kleines Tier und ein Mensch, der Nassauer. Er ist ein im höchsten Maße allgemeiner Operator des Zusammenhangs von Natur und Kultur, der jede Art von Beziehung, gleich ob physikalischer, biologischer oder sozialer Art, betrifft." (Libération).

The Affective Turn

Theorizing the Social

Author: Patricia Ticineto Clough,Jean Halley

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822339250

Category: Social Science

Page: 313

View: 9338

DIVLinking cultural studies and sociology, this collection explores the role of affect in the theorization of the social./div

Bergson and the Metaphysics of Media

Author: S. Crocker

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137324503

Category: Philosophy

Page: 185

View: 6023

What is a medium? Why is there always a middle? Can media produce 'immediacy'? Henri Bergson recognized mediation as the central philosophical problem of modernity. This book traces his influence on the 'media philosophies' of Gilles Deleuze, Marshall McLuhan, Walter Benjamin and Michel Serres.

Mapping Michel Serres

Author: Niran Abbas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780472114382

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 259

View: 7069

"Provides an extremely valuable introduction to the work of Michel Serres for an English-speaking audience, as well as offering useful critical approaches for those already familiar with its outlines." ---Robert Harrison, Stanford University [blurb from review pending permission] The work of Michel Serres---including the books Hermes, The Parasite, The Natural Contract, Genesis, The Troubadour of Knowledge, and Conversations on Science, Culture, and Time---has stimulated readers for years, as it challenges the boundaries of science, literature, culture, language, and epistemology. The essays in Mapping Michel Serres, written by the leading interpreters of his work, offer perspectives from a range of disciplinary positions, including literature, language studies, and cultural theory. Contributors include Maria Assad, Hanjo Berressem, Stephen Clucas, Steven Connor, Andrew Gibson, René Girard, Paul Harris, Marcel Hénaff, William Johnsen, William Paulson, Marjorie Perloff, Philipp Schweighauser, Isabella Winkler, and Julian Yates.