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Book Memories of the Future

    Book Details:
  • Author : Stephane Corcuff
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release : 2016-09-16
  • ISBN : 1315291320
  • Pages : 312 pages

Download or read book Memories of the Future written by Stephane Corcuff and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2016-09-16 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The product of five years of North American Taiwan Studies Conferences, this book carefully analyzes the emergence of national feelings in Taiwan, its historical roots and its contemporary manifestations. It addresses questions central to the looming international issue of Taiwan/China. Part one considers the historical events that help to explain the emergence and development of a separatist, dissident discourse. The second part deals with the current issue of national identity transition in Taiwan. The final part places the national identity debate in a broader perspective by focusing on the larger issues of the maturation of the national identity question.

Book Memory and the Self

    Book Details:
  • Author : Mark Rowlands
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2017
  • ISBN : 0190241462
  • Pages : 225 pages

Download or read book Memory and the Self written by Mark Rowlands and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2017 with total page 225 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Our memories, many believe, make us who we are. But most of our experiences have been forgotten, and the memories that remain are often wildly inaccurate. How, then, can memories play this person-making role? The answer lies in a largely unrecognized type of memory: Rilkean memory.

Book Time  Memory  and the Politics of Contingency

Download or read book Time Memory and the Politics of Contingency written by Smita A. Rahman and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-07-11 with total page 163 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In recent years, there has been an increased attention to temporality in political theory, and such attention is sorely needed. For too long political theory, with the exception of occasional phenomenological forays, has remained grounded in a particular experience of time as linear and sequential. This book aims to unsettle the dominant framework by putting time itself, and the experience of time in everyday life, at the center of its critical analysis. Smita Rahman focuses on the experience of time as one where past, present, and future intermingle with each other and refuse to adhere to a sequential structure. Rather than trying to tame the flux of time, this book places this "out of joint" experience of time at the center of its analysis of global politics. Rahman takes the highly abstract concept of time and decenters it to speak to a wide range of political issues across disciplines. She does so by exposing the cultural construction of the foundational concept of time in political theory and attending closely to the challenges of cultural incommensurability that it encounters in a globalized world of difference. Specifically, the book looks at interrogation practices in Afghanistan, the challenges of coping with the burdens of collective memory in Algeria, South Africa, and Rwanda, the difficulty of uncritically applying such a framework to the Muslim world through the language of secularism, and finally at the beginnings of democratic emergence in Bangladesh to explore a politics of contingency. By focusing on issues of contemporary global politics through the lens of political theory, this book draws on literature across disciplines and explores the complex image of time by engaging the work of thinkers for whom time and memory have emerged as a critical issue of analysis, and unpacking the politics of contingency that emerge from such a reading. The book’s new insights on political temporality will interest scholars of contemporary political theory, comparative political theory, critical theory, human rights, conflict studies, and religion and politics.

Book The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Evolutionary Psychology

Download or read book The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Evolutionary Psychology written by Jennifer Vonk and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2012-01-04 with total page 600 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Evolutionary Psychology ambitiously brings together an eclectic and provocative body of work from some of the brightest minds in comparative psychology and evolutionary psychology, highlighting the strengths and insights of each field. Across chapters, readers will come to appreciate the new field of "comparative evolutionary psychology," which successfully combines laboratory and field approaches, drawing on diverse methodologies and theoretical viewpoints to elucidate the mysteries of animal behavior and cognition. This comprehensive volume includes coverage of: - Unique specializations in a wide range of taxa from insects, cephalopods, reptiles, corvids, canines, cetaceans, and primates - Communication, cooperation, social learning, memory and cognitition in different species - Controversial theories about the evolution of sometimes surprising abilities in species, both phylogenetically close to and distant from humans. Suitable for seasoned researchers and graduate students alike, this volume reflects a range of views on human and non-human behavior and cognition, and advances these topics in a wide range of species.

Book Love in Flesh and Bone

    Book Details:
  • Author : Amy E. Richter
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release : 2014-01-15
  • ISBN : 1630872741
  • Pages : 122 pages

Download or read book Love in Flesh and Bone written by Amy E. Richter and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2014-01-15 with total page 122 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: On the weekend of April 22, 2012 the St. Anne's Church website received thousands of visitors. That Sunday, in the New York Times Magazine, an article appeared about the Rev. Dr. Amy E. Richter competing in a physique competition. The strong reactions to the article got Richter and her husband and fellow clergyperson, the Rev. Dr. Joseph Pagano, thinking about the scandal of the Incarnation. The claim that God entered fully into our flesh-and-blood human existence makes some of us squeamish. And yet, this shocking claim is at the heart of the good news that in Christ God is with us no matter what. There is nothing that can happen to us--no pain, no humiliation, no anguish--that can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. In sermons for the seasons of Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany, Richter and Pagano proclaim the good news of the scandalous love of God in flesh and bone.

Book The Wiley Handbook on The Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory

Download or read book The Wiley Handbook on The Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory written by Donna Rose Addis and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2015-06-02 with total page 478 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Wiley Handbook on the Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory presents a comprehensive overview of the latest, cutting-edge neuroscience research being done relating to the study of human memory and cognition. Features the analysis of original data using cutting edge methods in cognitive neuroscience research Presents a conceptually accessible discussion of human memory research Includes contributions from authors that represent a “who’s who” of human memory neuroscientists from the U.S. and abroad Supplemented with a variety of excellent and accessible diagrams to enhance comprehension

Book Development of HfO2 Based Ferroelectric Memories for Future CMOS Technology Nodes

Download or read book Development of HfO2 Based Ferroelectric Memories for Future CMOS Technology Nodes written by Stefan Ferdinand Müller and published by BoD – Books on Demand. This book was released on 2016-04-08 with total page 137 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This thesis evaluates the viability of ferroelectric Si:HfO2 and its derived FeFET application for non-volatile data storage. At the beginning, the ferroelectric effect is explained briefly such that the applications that make use of it can be understood. Afterwards, the latest findings on ferroelectric HfO2 are reviewed and their potential impact on future applications is discussed. Experimental data is presented afterwards focusing on the ferroelectric material characteristics of Si:HfO2 that are most relevant for memory applications. Besides others, the stability of the ferroelectric switching effect could be demonstrated in a temperature range of almost 400 K. Moreover, nanosecond switching speed and endurance in the range of 1 million to 10 billion cycles could be proven. Retention and imprint characteristics have furthermore been analyzed and are shown to be stable for 1000 hours bake time at 125 oC. Derived from the ferroelectric effect in HfO2, a 28 nm FeFET memory cell is introduced as the central application of this thesis. Based on numerical simulations, the memory concept is explained and possible routes towards an optimized FeFET cell are discussed. Subsequently, the results from electrical characterization of FeFET multi-structures are presented and discussed. By using Si:HfO2 it was possible to realize the world's first 28 nm FeFET devices possessing i.a. 10k cycling endurance and an extrapolated 10 year data retention at room temperature. The next step towards a FeFET memory is represented by connecting several memory cells into matrix-type configurations. A cell concept study illustrates the different ways in which FeFET cells can be combined together to give high density memory arrays. For the proposed architectures, operational schemes are theoretically discussed and analyzed by both electrical characterization of FeFET multi-structures and numerical simulations. The thesis concludes with the electrical characterization of small FeFET memory arrays. First results show that a separation between memory states can be achieved by applying poling and incremental step pulse programming (ISPP) sequences. These results represent an important cornerstone for future studies on Si:HfO2 and its related applications.

Book Memory in Vergil s Aeneid

    Book Details:
  • Author : Aaron M. Seider
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2013-09-12
  • ISBN : 1107292522
  • Pages : pages

Download or read book Memory in Vergil s Aeneid written by Aaron M. Seider and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2013-09-12 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Tracing the path from Troy's destruction to Rome's foundation, the Aeneid explores the transition between past and future. As the Trojans struggle to found a new city and the narrator sings of his audience's often-painful history, memory becomes intertwined with a crucial leitmotif: the challenge of being part of a group that survives violence and destruction only to face the daunting task of remembering what was lost. This book offers a new reading of the Aeneid that engages with critical work on memory and questions the prevailing view that Aeneas must forget his disastrous history in order to escape from a cycle of loss. Considering crucial scenes such as Aeneas' reconstruction of Celaeno's prophecy and his slaying of Turnus, this book demonstrates that memory in the Aeneid is a reconstructive and dynamic process, one that offers a social and narrative mechanism for integrating a traumatic past with an uncertain future.

Book The Self Delusion

    Book Details:
  • Author : Gregory Berns
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2022-10-18
  • ISBN : 1541602307
  • Pages : 258 pages

Download or read book The Self Delusion written by Gregory Berns and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2022-10-18 with total page 258 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A New York Times–bestselling author reveals how the stories we tell ourselves, about ourselves, are critical to our lives We all know we tell stories about ourselves. But as psychiatrist and neuroscientist Gregory Berns argues in The Self Delusion, we don’t just tell stories; we are the stories. Our self-identities are fleeting phenomena, continually reborn as our conscious minds receive, filter, or act on incoming information from the world and our memories. Drawing on new research in neuroscience, social science, and psychiatry, Berns shows how our stories and our self-identities are temporary and therefore ever changing. Berns shows how we can embrace the delusion of a singular self to make our lives better, offering a plan not centered on what we think will be best for us, but predicated on minimizing regrets. Enlightening, empowering, and surprising, The Self Delusion shows us how to be the protagonist of the stories we want to tell.

Book Memories in the Service of the Hindu Nation

Download or read book Memories in the Service of the Hindu Nation written by Pranav Kohli and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2023-09-30 with total page 390 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is an ethnographic monograph that studies the memories of the 1947 Partition of India. It examines how survivors use the ideology of Hindu nationalism to rationalise the Partition's death and suffering.

Book Imaginative Criminology

Download or read book Imaginative Criminology written by Seal, Lizzie and published by Policy Press. This book was released on 2019-07-10 with total page 265 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This distinctive and engaging book proposes an imaginative criminology, focusing on how spaces of transgression are lived, portrayed and imagined. These include spaces of control or confinement, including prison and borders, and spaces of resistance. Examples range from camps where asylum seekers and migrants are confined to the exploration of deviant identities and the imagined spaces of surveillance and control in young adult fiction. Drawing on oral history, fictive portrayals, walking methodologies, and ethnographic and arts-based research, the book pays attention to issues of gender, sexuality, age, ethnicity, mobility and nationality as they intersect with lived and imagined space.

Book Nurturing Natures

    Book Details:
  • Author : Graham Music
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release : 2016-10-21
  • ISBN : 1317326547
  • Pages : 364 pages

Download or read book Nurturing Natures written by Graham Music and published by Psychology Press. This book was released on 2016-10-21 with total page 364 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This new edition of the bestselling text, Nurturing Natures, provides an indispensable synthesis of the latest scientific knowledge about children’s emotional development. Integrating a wealth of both up-to-date and classical research from areas such as attachment theory, neuroscience developmental psychology and cross-cultural studies, it weaves these into an accessible enjoyable text which always keeps in mind children recognisable to academics, practitioners and parents. It unpacks the most significant influences on the developing child, including the family and social context. It looks at key developmental stages from life in the womb to the pre-school years and right up until adolescence, covering important topics such as genes and environment, trauma, neglect or resilience. It also examines how children develop language, play and memory and, new to this edition, moral and prosocial capacities. Issues of nature and nurture are addressed and the effects of different kinds of early experiences are unpicked, creating a coherent and balanced view of the developing child in context. Nurturing Natures is written by an experienced child therapist who has used a wide array of research from different disciplines to create a highly readable and scientifically trustworthy text. This book should be essential reading for childcare students, for teachers, social workers, health visitors, early years practitioners and those training or working in child counselling, psychiatry and mental health. Full of fascinating findings, it provides answers to many of the questions people really want to ask about the human journey from conception into adulthood. .

Book Reason Without Freedom

Download or read book Reason Without Freedom written by David Owens and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2002-11 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Arguing that the major problems in epistemology have their roots in concerns about our control over our beliefs, David Owen presents a critical discussion of the current trends in contemporary epistemology.

Book My Flowers

    Book Details:
  • Author : Walid Touma
  • Publisher : Saqi
  • Release : 2014-05-03
  • ISBN : 0863565786
  • Pages : 81 pages

Download or read book My Flowers written by Walid Touma and published by Saqi. This book was released on 2014-05-03 with total page 81 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Through my journey in life, I have gathered flowers of wisdom, of life's beauty and higher meaning, of existential pain, of eternal silence, of pure spirits. In this unique and insightful collection, Walid Touma shares his experiences and musings on life and its meaning. My Flowers invites the reader to explore their own truths and how best to live in a single moment. Each story is imbued with its own hues and spices, and the reader is certain to find a flower which echoes some part of their own journey through life.

Book Naturalization of the Soul

Download or read book Naturalization of the Soul written by John Barresi and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2012-10-12 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Naturalization of the Soul charts the development of the concepts of soul and self in Western thought, from Plato to the present. It fills an important gap in intellectual history by being the first book to emphasize the enormous intellectual transformation in the eighteenth century, when the religious 'soul' was replaced first by a philosophical 'self' and then by a scientific 'mind'. The authors show that many supposedly contemporary theories of the self were actually discussed in the eighteenth century, and recognize the status of William Hazlitt as one of the most important Personal Identity theorists of the British Enlightenment, for his direct relevance to contemporary thinking. Now available in paperback, Naturaliazation of the Soul is essential reading for anyone interested in the issues at the core of the Western philosophical tradition.

Book Blake  Deleuzian Aesthetics  and the Digital

Download or read book Blake Deleuzian Aesthetics and the Digital written by Claire Colebrook and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2012-01-12 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Drawing on recent theories of digital media and on the materiality of words and images, this fascinating study makes three original claims about the work of William Blake. First, Blake offers a critique of digital media. His poetry and method of illuminated printing is directed towards uncovering an analogical language. Second, Blake's work can be read as a performative. Finally, Blake's work is at one and the same time immanent and transcendent, aiming to return all forms of divinity and the sacred to the human imagination, stressing that 'all deities reside in the human breast,' but it also stresses that the human has powers or potentials that transcend experience and judgement: deities reside in the human breast. These three claims are explored through the concept of incarnation: the incarnation of ideas in words and images, the incarnation of words in material books and their copies, the incarnation of human actions and events in bodies, and the incarnation of spirit in matter.

Book Temporal Consciousness Transposition

Download or read book Temporal Consciousness Transposition written by Kenneth Joel Teicher and published by Kenneth Joel Teicher. This book was released on 2017-05-04 with total page 278 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Imagine you are offered the opportunity to travel to any time in your past. You can either simply observe and remember or actually alter your life. Ben Tilifson has received this precise opportunity. Thinking it is a joke perpetrated by friends, he reluctantly decides to play along. Except it is not a joke. During Ben’s first trip, he coerces his fifty-five year younger self into speaking to a high school crush to whom he was originally too bashful to even say hello. The brief conversation changes his life forever. The girl introduces Ben to a friend that will become his wife. Realizing it’s not a joke or bad dream, Ben decides to continue his travels. Fearful of doing anything else that might alter his own life, he decides to devote his action to saving lives from terrible accidents. Upon returning from his most recent trip, Ben discovers his life has been dramatically transformed. A thorough review reveals that he must have traveled back in time simply to win a lottery. Memorizing the winning numbers, Ben travels twelve years into his past and purchases the winning ticket. He returns to a life even more altered than the one he just left. He is convinced he is somehow jumping between parallel yet different timelines. Recognizing the contradiction of time travel, Ben wonders what would happen if he reverses the action of his first trip. The surprise ending to the Temporal Consciousness Transposition presents a paradox that convinces Ben he has no free will.