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Peripheral Visions by Mary C. Bateson

Title Peripheral Visions
Author Mary C. Bateson
Publisher Harper Collins
Release Date 2009-10-13
Category Social Science
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9780061875878
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Mary Catherine Bateson, author of Composing a Life, is our guide on a fascinating intellectual exploration of lifetime learning from experience and encountering the unfamiliar. Peripheral Visions begins with a sacrifice in a Persian garden, moving on to a Philippine village and then to the Sinai desert, and concludes with a description of a tour bus full of Tibetan monks. Bateson's reflections bring theses narratives homes, proposing surprising new vision of our own diverse and changing society and offering us the courage to participate even as we are still learning.

Peripheral Visions For Writing Centers by Jackie Grutsch McKinney

Title Peripheral Visions for Writing Centers
Author Jackie Grutsch McKinney
Publisher University Press of Colorado
Release Date 2013-04-15
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 174
ISBN 9781457184178
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Peripheral Visions for Writing Centers aims to inspire a re-conception and re-envisioning of the boundaries of writing center work. Moving beyond the grand narrative of the writing center—that it is a solely comfortable, yet iconoclastic place where all students go to get one-on-one tutoring on their writing—Grutsch McKinney shines light on other representations of writing center work. Grutsch McKinney argues that this grand narrative neglects the extent to which writing center work is theoretically and pedagogically complex, with ever-changing work and conditions, and results in a straitjacket for writing center scholars, practitioners, students, and outsiders alike. Peripheral Visions for Writing Centers makes the case for a broader narrative of writing center work that recognizes and theorizes the various spaces of writing center labor, allows for professionalization of administrators, and sees tutoring as just one way to perform writing center work. Grutsch McKinney explores possibilities that lie outside the grand narrative, allowing scholars and practitioners to open the field to a fuller, richer, and more realistic representation of their material labor and intellectual work.

Peripheral Visions by Lisa Wedeen

Title Peripheral Visions
Author Lisa Wedeen
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Release Date 2009-08-01
Category Social Science
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780226877921
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The government of Yemen, unified since 1990, remains largely incapable of controlling violence or providing goods and services to its population, but the regime continues to endure despite its fragility and peripheral location in the global political and economic order. Revealing what holds Yemen together in such tenuous circumstances, Peripheral Visions shows how citizens form national attachments even in the absence of strong state institutions. Lisa Wedeen, who spent a year and a half in Yemen observing and interviewing its residents, argues that national solidarity in such weak states tends to arise not from attachments to institutions but through both extraordinary events and the ordinary activities of everyday life. Yemenis, for example, regularly gather to chew qat, a leafy drug similar to caffeine, as they engage in wide-ranging and sometimes influential public discussions of even the most divisive political and social issues. These lively debates exemplify Wedeen’s contention that democratic, national, and pious solidarities work as ongoing, performative practices that enact and reproduce a citizenry’s shared points of reference. Ultimately, her skillful evocations of such practices shift attention away from a narrow focus on government institutions and electoral competition and toward the substantive experience of participatory politics.

Peripheral Vision by Zabet Patterson

Title Peripheral Vision
Author Zabet Patterson
Publisher MIT Press
Release Date 2015-07-24
Category Computers
Total Pages 160
ISBN 9780262029520
Language English, Spanish, and French
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How the S-C 4020 -- a mainframe peripheral intended to produce scientific visualizations -- shaped a series of early computer art projects that emerged from Bell Labs.

Peripheral Visions by Ted Hopf

Title Peripheral Visions
Author Ted Hopf
Publisher University of Michigan Press
Release Date 1994
Category Political Science
Total Pages 306
ISBN 047210540X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In this challenging new study, Ted Hopf repudiates the core assumptions of deterrence theory, one of the most central aspects of U.S. foreign policy over the past half century. Especially during the cold war years, a major goal of U.S. foreign policy has been to show enough strength that any adventurism on the part of a would-be aggressor would be deterred. Thus, the United States became involved militarily in various Third World conflicts more to deter the Soviet Union than to protect any specific U.S. interest. Peripheral Visions argues that this policy was unnecessary and counterproductive. The evidence in this book (looking at crises in Vietnam, Angola, Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Iran, Nicaragua, Grenada, the Middle East, and Ghana) implies that military strength is not the only way - not even the most effective way - to deter an opponent. The credibility of the United States in the Middle East, for instance, was not strengthened by U.S. military actions, but rather by the adroit use of military and economic aid and diplomatic leverage. Yet this taught the Soviet Union far more discouraging lessons about the Middle East than the U.S. invasion of Grenada did about Latin America. The deterrence theory that remains after this series of empirical tests recommends that the defender not worry so much about unimportant areas of the globe, not use military force when nonmilitary instruments will do, and act as much as possible through indigenous and autonomous forces, rather than directly. Although framed as a test of difference theory, Peripheral Visions also offers important arguments and evidence about how leaders learn. Moreover, since the book tests rational, bounded rational, and belief system models of decision making, it sheds light on the debate between those who assume states are rational and those who find that assumption problematic. Finally, it speaks to an ongoing policy debate about the appropriate instruments of deterrence - a continuing concern even after the cold war.

Title Peripheral Visions Global Sounds
Author José Colmeiro
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date 2018-01-01
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781786948151
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Galician audio/visual culture has experienced an unprecedented period of growth following the process of political and cultural devolution in post-Franco Spain. This creative explosion has occurred in a productive dialogue with global currents and with considerable projection beyond the geopolitical boundaries of the nation and the state, but these seismic changes are only beginning to be the subject of attention of cultural and media studies. This book examines contemporary audio/visual production in Galicia as privileged channels through which modern Galician cultural identities have been imagined, constructed and consumed, both at home and abroad. The cultural redefinition of Galicia in the global age is explored through different media texts (popular music, cinema, video) which cross established boundaries and deterritorialise new border zones where tradition and modernity dissolve, generating creative tensions between the urban and the rural, the local and the global, the real and the imagined. The book aims for the deperipheralization and deterritorialization of the Galician cultural map by overcoming long-established hegemonic exclusions, whether based on language, discipline, genre, gender, origins, or territorial demarcation, while aiming to disjoint the center/periphery dichotomy that has relegated Galician culture to the margins. In essence, it is an attempt to resituate Galicia and Galician studies out of the periphery and open them to the world.

Peripheral Visions by Paul Kane

Title Peripheral Visions
Author Paul Kane
Publisher Creative Guy Publishing
Release Date 2008-11-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 252
ISBN 9781894953535
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This latest collection of horror from Britain's Paul Kane has been eagerly anticipated by his fans, and coincides with the release of his novel "The Afterblight Chronicles: Arrowhead" in Oct/Nov 2008. Mr Kane's work has been praised by everyone from Peter Straub to Clive Barker to Gary Braunbeck, and this anthology of some of his most chilling tales to date is certain to please the fan of horror ranging from psychological to supernatural and back again.

Peripheral Visions by Leblans, Anne

Title Peripheral Visions
Author Leblans, Anne
Publisher Wayne State University Press
Release Date 2001
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 198
ISBN 0814329284
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An insightful overview of an important era in cinema.

Peripheral Visions by Edward D. Terry

Title Peripheral Visions
Author Edward D. Terry
Publisher University of Alabama Press
Release Date 2010
Category History
Total Pages 275
ISBN 9780817355647
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Yucatan has been called “a world apart”—cut off from the rest of Mexico by geography and culture. Yet, despite its peripheral location, the region experienced substantial change in the decades after independence. Covering topics from the early 19th century to the late 20th century, the essays in this collection illuminate both the processes of change and the negative reactions that they frequently elicited.

Peripheral Visions by Robert Hood

Title Peripheral Visions
Author Robert Hood
Publisher Ifwg Publishing
Release Date 2015-03-27
Category
Total Pages 434
ISBN 1925148661
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Peripheral visions is a unique reference collection that includes all of Robert Hood's 44 ghost stories to date, three of them especially written for this 2 volume series. These memorable tales display Hood's uncanny ability to make the fantastic real, to embrace weirdness and create human characters whose lives - both inner and outer - haunted by mortality, are laid bare and revealed to be our own worst nightmares. Ranging from melancholy reflection on life and death, through disquieting tales of dark humour and vengeance, to chilling visions of ghostly apocalypse. Hood's stories are sure to draw you into a terrifying world that in the end is revealed to be irrefutably our own. Though many of these stories draw on the traditions of the past, they are far from traditional in approach. As you turn each page remember this: not everything here is as it seems. There's always something more, barely glimpsed, out there on the periphery.

Title Peripheral Visions Global Sounds
Author José Colmeiro
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date 2017-06-23
Category Galicia (Spain : Region)
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781786940308
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Galician audio/visual culture has experienced an unprecedented period of growth following the process of political and cultural devolution in post-Franco Spain. This creative explosion has occurred in a productive dialogue with global currents and with considerable projection beyond the geopolitical boundaries of the nation and the state, but these seismic changes are only beginning to be the subject of attention of cultural and media studies. This book examines contemporary audio/visual production in Galicia as privileged channels through which modern Galician cultural identities have been imagined, constructed and consumed, both at home and abroad. The cultural redefinition of Galicia in the global age is explored through different media texts (popular music, cinema, video) which cross established boundaries and deterritorialise new border zones where tradition and modernity dissolve, generating creative tensions between the urban and the rural, the local and the global, the real and the imagined. The book aims for the deperipheralization and deterritorialization of the Galician cultural map by overcoming long-established hegemonic exclusions, whether based on language, discipline, genre, gender, origins, or territorial demarcation, while aiming to disjoint the center/periphery dichotomy that has relegated Galician culture to the margins. In essence, it is an attempt to resituate Galicia and Galician studies out of the periphery and open them to the world.

Title Peripheral Visions in the Globalizing Present
Author Esther Peeren
Publisher BRILL
Release Date 2016-08-08
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 250
ISBN 9789004323056
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Peripheral Visions sheds new light on how today’s peripheries are made, lived, imagined and mobilized. Focusing on space, mobility and aesthetics, it argues that peripheries require more visibility, and are invaluable for creating alternative perspectives on the globalizing present.

Title Peripheral Visions of Economic Development
Author Mario Garcia-Molina
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2015-10-05
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 342
ISBN 9781317438496
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book explores peripheral visions on economic development, both in the sense that it deals with specific issues of economic development and underdevelopment in countries at the periphery of the world economy, and in terms of its exploration of the economic thinking developed in those regions, particularly in Latin America. Bringing together an international group of historians of thought, economic historians and development economists from Latin America, Europe and other parts of the world, this volume is highly credited and is an excellent contribution to development economic studies. This book is divided into four parts. Following the introduction, the first set of papers describes the evolution of core-periphery perspectives in key contributions by Raúl Prebisch, Oskar Lange, Albert Hirschman, Celso Furtado and Homero Cuevas. The second set discusses the links between unbalanced productive structures and external trade in peripheral countries. The third set contains papers on critical episodes in the development of monetary and financial systems in Latin America during the 19th and 20th centuries. The fourth set deals with geographical and institutional aspects of path dependence in the governance of external trade and in the development of liberties, property rights and economic education in Europe, Latin America and Africa. Several chapters make use of hitherto unexplored archival material. Other chapters draw attention to important episodes or literatures that have largely gone unnoticed in the English-speaking world. Yet others combine conceptual innovations with work on new historical data and other sources hitherto not utilized in such contexts. This book is ideal for those who study and research development economics, history of economic thought and economic history, especially in Latin America.

Title Central Sites Peripheral Visions
Author Richard Handler
Publisher Univ of Wisconsin Press
Release Date 2006-11-08
Category Social Science
Total Pages 448
ISBN 0299219232
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The terms "center" and "periphery" are particularly relevant to anthropologists, since traditionally they look outward from institutional "centers"-universities, museums, government bureaus-to learn about people on the "peripheries." Yet anthropology itself, as compared with economics, politics, or history, occupies a space somewhat on the margins of academe. Still, anthropologists, who control esoteric knowledge about the vast range of human variation, often find themselves in a theoretically central position, able to critique the "universal" truths promoted by other disciplines. Central Sites, Peripheral Visions presents five case studies that explore the dilemmas, moral as well as political, that emerge out of this unique position. From David Koester's analysis of how ethnographic descriptions of Iceland marginalized that country's population, to Kath Weston's account of an offshore penal colony where officials mixed prison work with ethnographic pursuits; from Brad Evans's reflections on the "bohemianism" of both the Harlem vogue and American anthropology, to Arthur J. Ray's study of anthropologists who serve as expert witnesses in legal cases, the essays in the eleventh volume of the History of Anthropology Series reflect on anthropology's always problematic status as centrally peripheral, or peripherally central. Finally, George W. Stocking, Jr., in a contribution that is almost a book in its own right, traces the professional trajectory of American anthropologist Robert Gelston Armstrong, who was unceremoniously expelled from his place of privilege because of his communist sympathies in the 1950s. By taking up Armstrong's unfinished business decades later, Stocking engages in an extended meditation on the relationship between center and periphery and offers "a kind of posthumous reparation," a page in the history of the discipline for a distant colleague who might otherwise have remained in the footnotes.

Peripheral Visions by Ian A. Bell

Title Peripheral Visions
Author Ian A. Bell
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1995
Category Political Science
Total Pages 220
ISBN UOM:39015037445791
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Throughout contemporary British writing, the question of national identity recurs. By means of its testimony to lived experience, the novel seems to offer the possibility of exploring local communities and marginalized identities in various elaborate ways. However, by its very metropolitanism, and as a result of the material circumstances of publishing and the cosmopolitan nature of the audience, the British novel inevitably conglomerates around London, and its exploration of the remainder of Britain has tended to be patchy and touristy.

Peripheral Visions by Lucy Flieger

Title Peripheral Visions
Author Lucy Flieger
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2019
Category
Total Pages 317
ISBN OCLC:1124969316
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This thesis expresses critical reflections on the phenomenon of globalization in the context of architecture. It identifies a paradoxical situation along the periphery of Paris, otherwise known as the Banlieue, wherein globalized architecture exists in a state of duality - these architectures represent the backbone of the Parisian economy, but consequently form impenetrable knots of massive scale, blocking passage across the border between the city proper and its marginalized suburbs. Through the staging of 5 isolated but related "experiments," the thesis proposes the re-invention of a globalized typology: the headquarters. It suggests a new city manifesto wherein the physical characteristics of globalized architecture are exploited to employ disruptive programs that fracture the city's boundary and facilitate passage across its limits.

Peripheral Visions by Phyllis Theroux

Title Peripheral Visions
Author Phyllis Theroux
Publisher William Morrow & Company
Release Date 1982
Category
Total Pages 155
ISBN UVA:X000397454
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An unusual series of charming, poignant, and perceptive vignettes captures the quiet drama and extraordinary qualities of ordinary people and places

Composing A Life by Mary Catherine Bateson

Title Composing a Life
Author Mary Catherine Bateson
Publisher Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Release Date 2007-12-01
Category Social Science
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9780802196316
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Profiles of five women that aim “to shed light on personal and career obstacles women face in achieving success” by a cultural anthropologist (Publishers Weekly). Mary Catherine Bateson has been called “one of the most original and important thinkers of our time” (Deborah Tannen). Grove Press is pleased to reissue Bateson’s deeply satisfying treatise on the improvisational lives of five extraordinary women. Using their personal stories as her framework, Dr. Bateson delves into the creative potential of the complex lives we live today, where ambitions are constantly refocused on new goals and possibilities. With balanced sympathy and a candid approach to what makes these women inspiring, examples of the newly fluid movement of adaptation—their relationships with spouses, children, and friends, their ever-evolving work, and their gender—Bateson shows us that life itself is a creative process. “A masterwork of rare breadth and particularity, encompassing all the rhythms of five lives and friendships, and interweaving their stories in ways that reveal grand social truths and peculiar personal graces.”—The Boston Globe “Well-formulated and passionate . . . Offers nothing less than a radical rethinking of the concept of achievement.”—San Francisco Chronicle “As stimulating as it is hopeful . . . shakes up well-meaning truisms . . . adds new dimensions to our views of the world.”—Elizabeth Janeway, author of Man’s World, Woman’s Place “Bateson has an extremely interesting mind and the ability to express herself with extraordinary literary felicity . . . Too much truth steams behind the quiet elegance of these passages.”—The New York Times Book Review

Peripheral Visions by Maria Antonella Pelizzari

Title Peripheral Visions
Author Maria Antonella Pelizzari
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2012
Category Photography
Total Pages 101
ISBN 8881588374
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book presents works by a number of major Italian photographers who have explored aspects of their native land that are rarely depicted elsewhere. The photographs range from social documentary works of the 1950s to the conceptual photography of the 1970s, more personal explorations and travelogues of the 1980s and contemporary photographic remappings of Italian cities. This thematic interpretation conveys the incredibly vital and diverse range of expressions that have unfolded in Italian photography over the past five decades. Published for a 2012 exhibition at Hunter College, The City University of New York, "Peripheral Visions" includes works by Marina Ballo Charmet, Olivo Barbieri, Gabriele Basilico, Gianni Berengo Gardin, Mario Carrieri, Vincenzo Castella, Cesare Colombo, Mario Cresci, Paola Di Bello, Luigi Ghirri, Guido Guidi, Alessandro Imbriaco, Francesco Jodice, Mimmo Jodice, Armin Linke, Maurizio Montagna, Paolo Monti, Ugo Mulas, Walter Niedermayr, Franco Vaccari and Massimo Vitali.

Title Emergent Techniques for Assessment of Visual Performance
Author National Research Council
Publisher National Academies Press
Release Date 1985-01-01
Category Medical
Total Pages 67
ISBN 9203456XXXX
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Recent vision research has led to the emergence of new techniques that offer exciting potential for a more complete assessment of vision in clinical, industrial, and military settings. Emergent Techniques for Assessment of Visual Performance examines four areas of vision testing that offer potential for improved assessment of visual capability including: contrast sensitivity function, dark-focus of accommodation, dynamic visual acuity and dynamic depth tracking, and ambient and focal vision. In contrast to studies of accepted practices, this report focuses on emerging techniques that could help determine whether people have the vision necessary to do their jobs. In addition to examining some of these emerging techniques, the report identifies their usefulness in predicting performance on other visual and visual-motor tasks, and makes recommendations for future research. Emergent Techniques for Assessment of Visual Performance provides summary recommendations for research that will have significant value and policy implications for the next 5 to 10 years. The content and conclusions of this report can serve as a useful resource for those responsible for screening industrial and military visual function.