Beyond Theory

Publisher : Cornell University Press
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ISBN : 9780801428418
Pages : 354 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (428 users)

Download or read book Beyond Theory written by Benjamin Bennett and published by Cornell University Press. This book was released on 1993 with total page 354 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Applying the insights of twentieth-century theory and philosophy, Bennett offers close readings of Goethe's Wilhelm Meisters Wanderjahre, Holderlin's "An die Parzen," and Lessing's Laokoon, and he explores in detail the significance of Jewry in German dramatic discourse. The experiential German writing of the eighteenth century, he demonstrates, was grounded deeply and productively in irony, not subject to dissipation in mere ironic play.

Beyond Theory

Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
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ISBN : 9027276161
Pages : 233 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (27 users)

Download or read book Beyond Theory written by Stephen Toulmin and published by John Benjamins Publishing. This book was released on 1996-07-22 with total page 233 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Action Research is one of the most practical and down-to-earth ways of doing research into working life. Beyond Theory draws on examples and actual cases to discuss action research within the framework of the modern, and postmodern, theory of science debate. While action research has been much criticized by the traditionalists, the book reflects a convergence between action research and positions emerging out of the critique of scientific traditionalism. Discussions between these two fields of knowledge, originally so very different, can enrich both. The book will be useful not only to researchers and academics but to anyone who is interested in the role and use of knowledge in social and organizational development.

Beyond Theory and Degrees

Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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ISBN : 147585109X
Pages : 110 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (475 users)

Download or read book Beyond Theory and Degrees written by James E. Fitzpatrick and published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. This book was released on 2020 with total page 110 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The scope and theme of the book is to inspire people to consider making a difference in aspiring to leadership roles in schools and school districts.--Jim Doyle, Governor of Wisconsin 2003-2011

Within Language, Beyond Theories (Volume I)

Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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ISBN : 1443879851
Pages : 455 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (443 users)

Download or read book Within Language, Beyond Theories (Volume I) written by Anna Bondaruk and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2015-06-18 with total page 455 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the first volume in a series of three books called Within Language, Beyond Theories, which focuses on current linguistic research surpassing the limits of contemporary theoretical frameworks in order to gain new insights into the structure of the language system and to offer more explanatorily adequate accounts of linguistic phenomena from a number of the world's languages. This volume brings together twenty-five papers pertaining to theoretical linguistics, and consists of three par ...

The End of Organization Theory?

Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
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ISBN : 9027299412
Pages : 149 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (27 users)

Download or read book The End of Organization Theory? written by Øyvind Pålshaugen and published by John Benjamins Publishing. This book was released on 1999-01-15 with total page 149 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Organizational theorists talk a lot about organizational development. Although they can express themselves eloquently, too often the practitioner is not convinced by their talk. The authors of The End of Organization Theory? are in favor of the ‘doers’ doing most of the talking themselves. Thus, in this book, Øyvind Pålshaugen tells the story of an action research project in which a reorganization of the discourse between management and workers serves as the basis for an organizational development process. Björn Gustavsen, Dag Østerberg and John Shotter add critical comments.

Applying Theory to Policy and Practice

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1317180070
Pages : 176 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (317 users)

Download or read book Applying Theory to Policy and Practice written by Steven R. Smith and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-04-15 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The analysis of social and public policy and professional practice has become increasingly theoretical in recent years. This volume draws together experienced practitioners and academics in social work, probation and counselling, as well as from other forms of legal and social practice, to better understand the relationship between theory, policy and practice. The contributors argue that the use of theory in studying policy and practice is overall a positive and necessary development. However, they also highlight and explore a number of methodological problems and philosophical issues for critical reflection: ¢ The often inaccessible nature of abstract theoretical argument ¢ Perceived problems of relevance and applicability to practice given the structure and purpose of theoretical modelling; ¢ Philosophical difficulties and questions when applying theoretical generalization to policy and practice. The authors address these problems in a style fully accessible to non-theorists, offering a unique multi-disciplinary resource for students, academics, policy analysts and practitioners.

Advanced Theory of Mind

Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN : 0197573177
Pages : 408 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (197 users)

Download or read book Advanced Theory of Mind written by Scott A. Miller and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2022 with total page 408 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Books or articles about theory of mind often begin with an example that helps to convey what is meant by the term (e.g., Derksen, Hunsche, Giroux, Connolly, & Bernstein, 2018; Miller, 2012; Wellman, 2014). This book will be no exception"--

Applied Mass Communication Theory

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1134974213
Pages : 296 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (134 users)

Download or read book Applied Mass Communication Theory written by Jack Rosenberry and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-05-18 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Applied Mass Communication Theory: A Guide for Media Practitioners, Second Edition bridges a review of theory to the contemporary work of media professionals. The text provides a framework for constructing an undergraduate research project. It also presents vital chronological information on the progression of theory in mass communication, including a model that integrates mass communication theories and shows how they relate to one another. It concludes with information on media law, ethics, economics, and mass media careers, establishing a critical framework for students as they leave college and begin their first jobs. This Second Edition discusses mass communication theory and its applications in both traditional print and broadcast applications. By exploring advertising and public relations in this new digital multi-media environment, this text remains relevant, and in fact necessary, for students in the field.

The Location of Culture

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1136751033
Pages : 440 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (136 users)

Download or read book The Location of Culture written by Homi K. Bhabha and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2012-10-12 with total page 440 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Rethinking questions of identity, social agency and national affiliation, Bhabha provides a working, if controversial, theory of cultural hybridity - one that goes far beyond previous attempts by others. In The Location of Culture, he uses concepts such as mimicry, interstice, hybridity, and liminality to argue that cultural production is always most productive where it is most ambivalent. Speaking in a voice that combines intellectual ease with the belief that theory itself can contribute to practical political change, Bhabha has become one of the leading post-colonial theorists of this era.

The Handbook to Literary Research

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1135219125
Pages : 272 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (135 users)

Download or read book The Handbook to Literary Research written by Delia da Sousa Correa and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2009-09-10 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Handbook to Literary Research is a practical guide for students embarking on postgraduate work in Literary Studies. It introduces and explains research techniques, methodologies and approaches to information resources, paying careful attention to the differences between countries and institutions, and providing a range of key examples. This fully updated second edition is divided into five sections which cover: tools of the trade – a brand new chapter outlining how to make the most of literary resources textual scholarship and book history – explains key concepts and variations in editing, publishing and bibliography issues and approaches in literary research – presents a critical overview of theoretical approaches essential to literary studies the dissertation – demonstrates how to approach, plan and write this important research exercise glossary – provides comprehensive explanations of key terms, and a checklist of resources. Packed with useful tips and exercises and written by scholars with extensive experience as teachers and researchers in the field, this volume is the ideal Handbook for those beginning postgraduate research in literature.

Psychologie und Kritik

Publisher : Springer-Verlag
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ISBN : 3658294868
Pages : 351 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (658 users)

Download or read book Psychologie und Kritik written by Viola Balz and published by Springer-Verlag. This book was released on 2020-02-13 with total page 351 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Die Autorinnen und Autoren gehen in einer interdisziplinären Perspektive dem Verhältnis von Psychologie und Kritik nach. Dabei stellen sie den historischen Transformationsprozess der Psychologisierung in den Vordergrund, der in der Nachkriegszeit einsetzte. Dieser Wandel umfasst nicht nur die Popularisierung psychologischen Wissens und die Verbreitung psychotherapeutischer Praktiken in der Alltagswelt. Vielmehr markiert die Psychologisierung auch eine Ausweitung der Disziplin „Psychologie“, die mit einer Wende hin zur Dominanz quantitativer Modelle sowie einer Marginalisierung theoriezentrierter Ansätze einhergeht. Schon in ihrer Formationszeit wurden beide Psychologisierungsprozesse von lautstarker Kritik begleitet.

Social Theory and Nursing

Publisher : Taylor & Francis
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ISBN : 1317287894
Pages : 196 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (317 users)

Download or read book Social Theory and Nursing written by Martin Lipscomb and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2016-12-08 with total page 196 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Despite noteworthy exceptions, nursing’s literature largely disregards the ways in which social and sociological theory permeates, guides and shapes research, education, and practice. Likewise, social theory’s ability to position nursing within wider structures of healthcare and educational provision is similarly and puzzlingly downplayed. The questions nurses ask and the problems they face cannot however, adequately be addressed without engaging with social and sociological theory and, to progress this engagement, contributors to this book explore how social theories are used by and might apply to nursing and nursing practice. The book draws on a wide range of perspectives – philosophical, theoretical, empirical and political – to offer a robust and wide-ranging critique and analysis. Social Theory and Nursing is essential reading for nursing researchers, academics and educators, as well as scholars and researchers in medical sociology, medicine and allied health.

Critical Realism and Composition Theory

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1134463936
Pages : 176 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (134 users)

Download or read book Critical Realism and Composition Theory written by Donald Judd and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2005-07-05 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The field of composition theory has emerged as part of the intellectual turmoil and set of pedagogical debates which have beset higher education for the last four decades and is now revolutionizing the theory and praxis of higher education. This volume examines three of the dominant pedagogical theories within composition theory: expressivist, cognitivist, and social-constructivist and builds its critique on the fact that much of modern composition theory has focused on epistemological concerns while neglecting the ontological foundations of that which is being discussed. Critical Realism and Composition Theory offers an alternative approach to teaching composition. This problem-oriented alternative is designed to lead students beyond the abstract, contemplative description of a problem to an expanded understanding that shows that concerns for justice cannot be addressed intellectually without at the same time confronting the practical constraints that limiting powers of social institutions play in both defining a problem and its social solution.

Theory vs. Anti-Theory in Ethics

Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN : 0199373531
Pages : 304 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (199 users)

Download or read book Theory vs. Anti-Theory in Ethics written by Nick Fotion and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2014-05-16 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book presents a broad and new theory of theory formation in ethics. There are many existing theories, and more could be generated, but most thinkers of theory formation have a narrow view of what a theory of ethics should be like. They favor certain kinds of grand theories that generate various ethical rules and principles. In fact these grand theories allegedly do so much work that they give the appearance of being super-theories (or strong theories). Many theory creators think that it is possible to create strong theories, and that they themselves have created such a theory. Anti-theorists scoff at these claims. In effect, then, the argument between the two sides is not one of theory versus anti-theory but of grand or strong theory versus anti-grand or strong theory. Nick Fotion argues that once a broader view of theory is accepted, it is easier to see that there really is no serious conflict between theorists and anti-theorists. In principle, both sides, if they overcome their addiction to thinking in terms of grand, strong theory formation, can accept a role for theories in ethics. Theories in ethics can be either grand or local in nature. Provided theory creators and users don't expect theories to performs all kinds of impossible tasks (e.g., to deal with all of our ethical problems and be so fully justified that only one theory can be accepted as being correct) it is easier to accept them. It is also easier to accept the idea that a theorist might very well appeal to more than one theory to help him or her deal with whatever ethical issues bother.

Handbook of Action Research

Publisher : SAGE
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ISBN : 1446204197
Pages : 400 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (446 users)

Download or read book Handbook of Action Research written by Peter Reason and published by SAGE. This book was released on 2005-12-13 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With the Handbook of Action Research hailed as a turning point in how action research is framed and understood by scholars, this paperback edition of the First Edition has been structured to provide an easy inroad into the field for researchers and students. It includes concise chapter summaries and an informative introduction that draws together the different strands of action research and reveals their diverse applications as well as their interrelations.

Philology and Global English Studies

Publisher : Springer
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ISBN : 1137537833
Pages : 253 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (137 users)

Download or read book Philology and Global English Studies written by Suman Gupta and published by Springer. This book was released on 2015-07-28 with total page 253 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book retraces the formation of modern English Studies by departing from philological scholarship along two lines: in terms of institutional histories and in terms of the separation of literary criticism and linguistics.