Category: Culture

The Impact of Organisational Culture on Knowledge Management by Marina Du Plessis

By Marina Du Plessis

Aimed toward wisdom administration execs and scholars within the box of data administration and data technology, this ebook highlights matters in organisational cultures that could impression the implementation of information administration. Organisational tradition has a really excessive effect on wisdom administration, yet is particularly tough to spot and to handle. The publication shows how humans, tradition, expertise, approach, management, operational administration, strategy and organisational constitution concerns all affect the implementation of data administration in an organization. The ebook additionally offers a version to spot and deal with parts within the service provider that influence wisdom administration, that's effortless and functional to use, to let profitable wisdom administration programmes.

  • Addresses a different subject within the box of data management
  • Draws at the useful event of the writer who has applied wisdom administration within the united states, Europe and Africa
  • Provides actual concerns and difficulties which were encountered in companies around the globe

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The Politics of Italy: Governance in a Normal Country by James L. Newell

By James L. Newell

This leading edge textual content bargains a very clean method of Italian politics by way of putting it in its historic, institutional, social and overseas contexts. scholars gets to grips with the theories and ideas of comparative politics and the way they follow in particular to Italy, whereas gaining genuine perception into extra debatable subject matters akin to the Mafia, corruption and the amazing good fortune of Berlusconi.

The textbook makes use of transparent and straightforward language to significantly examine Italy's associations, its political tradition, events and curiosity teams, public coverage, and its position within the overseas process. frequently considered as an anomaly, Italy is usually defined when it comes to 'crisis', 'instability' and 'alienation'. Sceptical of those traditional debts, Newell argues that, if understood in its personal phrases, the Italian political method is simply as potent as different confirmed democracies. With positive factors together with textual content bins and extra examining feedback, this is often an unbeatable advent to the politics of Italy.

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Porn Studies by Linda Williams

By Linda Williams

In her pioneering ebook Hard Core, Linda Williams placed moving-image pornography at the map of latest scholarship together with her research of the preferred and enduring of all movie and video genres. Now, fifteen years later, she showcases the subsequent iteration of severe brooding about pornography and signs new instructions for learn and instructing. Porn Studies resists the tendency to situate pornography because the outer restrict of what will be studied and mentioned. With sales totaling among ten and fourteen billion funds annually—more than the mixed sales soccer, basketball, and baseball—visual, hard-core pornography is a primary function of yankee pop culture. it's time, Williams contends, for students to acknowledge this and provides pornography a significant and prolonged analysis.

The essays during this quantity flow past feminist debates and differences among a “good” erotica and a “bad” not easy center. members study different types of pornography from the culture of the soft-core pin-up during the modern hard-core culture of heterosexual, homosexual, and lesbian video clips and dvds to the burgeoning phenomenon of pornography on the web. They discover, as examples of the style, person works as divergent as The Starr Report, the pirated Tommy Lee/Pamela Anderson honeymoon video, and particular jap “ladies’ comics” ate up by way of girls. in addition they probe tough matters reminiscent of the sexualization of race and sophistication and the connection of pornography to the avant-garde. To take pornography heavily as an item of research additionally ability educating it. Porn Studies hence incorporates a precious annotated bibliography of readings and archival resources vital to the learn of pornography as a cultural form.

Contributors. Heather Butler, wealthy Cante, Jake Gerli, Minette Hillyer, Nguyen Tan Hoang, Despina Kakoudaki, Franklin Melendez, Ara Osterweil, Zabet Patterson, Constance Penley, Angelo Restivo, Eric Schaefer, Michael Sicinski, Deborah Shamoon, Maria St. John, Tom Waugh, Linda Williams

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Possession by A. S. Byatt

By A. S. Byatt

National Bestseller
Winner of England’s Booker Prize and the literary sensation of the yr, Possession is an exciting novel of wit and romance, right now an highbrow secret and effective love tale. it's the story of a couple of younger students studying the lives of 2 Victorian poets. As they discover their letters, journals, and poems, and tune their activities from London to Yorkshire—from spiritualist séances to the fairy-haunted a ways west of Brittany—what emerges is a unprecedented counterpoint of passions and ideas. 

An exhilarating novel of wit and romance, an highbrow secret, and a effective love tale. This story of a couple of younger students learning the lives of 2 Victorian poets turned an immense bookseller favourite, after which directly to nationwide bestellerdom.

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Carnival Culture and the Soviet Modernist Novel by Craig Brandist

By Craig Brandist

This e-book examines the paintings of 5 Soviet prose writers - Olesha, Platonov, Kharms, Bulgakov and Vaginov - within the mild of the carnivalesque components of Russian pop culture. It exhibits that whereas Bakhtin's account of carnival tradition sheds massive mild at the paintings of those writers, they should be thought of with regards to either the concrete different types of Russian and Soviet pop culture and the altering institutional framework of Soviet society within the Nineteen Twenties and 1930s.

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Lightning Gods and Feathered Serpents: The Public Sculpture by Rex Koontz

By Rex Koontz

El Tajín, an old Mesoamerican capital in Veracruz, Mexico, has lengthy been prominent for its beautiful pyramids and ballcourts adorned with huge sculptural courses. but the city's singularity because the in simple terms heart within the zone with this type of wealth of sculpture and fantastic structure has hindered makes an attempt to put it extra firmly within the context of Mesoamerican background. In Lightning Gods and Feathered Serpents, Rex Koontz undertakes the 1st broad therapy of El Tajín's iconography in over thirty years, permitting us to view its imagery within the broader Mesoamerican context of emerging capitals and new elites in the course of a interval of primary historic transformations.

Koontz makes a speciality of 3 significant architectural features—the Pyramid of the Niches/Central Plaza ensemble, the South Ballcourt, and the Mound of the development Columns complex—and investigates the meanings in their sculpture and the way those meanings might were skilled through particular audiences. Koontz reveals that the iconography of El Tajín finds a lot approximately how motifs and elite rites turning out to be out of the vintage interval have been transmitted to later Mesoamerican peoples because the cultures based on Teotihuacan and the Maya turned the myriad city-states of the Early Postclassic period.

By reexamining the iconography of sculptures lengthy within the list, in addition to introducing very important new monuments and contexts, Lightning Gods and Feathered Serpents in actual fact demonstrates El Tajín's various iconographic connections with different components of Mesoamerica, whereas additionally exploring its roots in an indigenous Gulf lowlands tradition whose outlines are just now rising. whilst, it starts off to discover a principally neglected local inventive tradition of which Tajín is the crowning success.

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Making Music in Japan's Underground: The Tokyo Hardcore by Jennifer Milioto Matsue

By Jennifer Milioto Matsue

Grounded within the fields of Ethnomusicology, Anthropology, renowned song stories, and eastern stories, this ebook explores the underground Tokyo hardcore scene, eventually asking what play as resistance via functionality of the scene tells us approximately jap society mostly. Matsue highlights the complex positioning of younger grownup jap in modern Japan as they negotiate either expanding social calls for and lengthening difficulties in society at huge. extra drawing on theories of play, identification development, and the development of gender, all proficient by way of the more and more influential box of functionality Studies, this publication bargains a hugely interdisciplinary examine the significance of musical scenes for expressing resistance on the flip of the twenty first century. in the underground Tokyo hardcore scene this resistance is expressed via play with person and collective id, in intimate and in all probability illicit areas, with an arguably tough sound and function style.

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American Cinema 1890-1909: Themes and Variations (Screen

On the flip of the 20th century, cinema used to be speedy setting up itself as a valid type of renowned entertainment.The essays in American Cinema 1890-1909 discover and outline how the making of movies flowered into an that might eventually turn into the critical leisure establishment of the area. starting with all of the early kinds of images that moved, this quantity tells the tale of the discovery and consolidation of a number of the tactics that gave upward push to what we now name "cinema." by means of analyzing the battles over patents, construction, exhibition, and the reception of movie, readers learn the way going to the films turned a social culture in American society.

In the process those 20 years, cinema succeeded either in setting up itself between different leisure and educational media and in updating a variety of different types of spectacle.

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Why Italians Love to Talk About Food by Elena Kostioukovitch

By Elena Kostioukovitch

Italians like to speak about nutrition. The aroma of a simmering ragú, the bouquet of a neighborhood wine, the remembrance of a prior meal: Italians speak about those info as obviously as we speak about politics or activities, and sometimes with an identical flared tempers. In Why Italians like to discuss meals, Elena Kostioukovitch explores the phenomenon that first struck her as a newcomer to Italy: the Italian “culinary code,” or means of conversing approximately meals. alongside the best way, she captures the fierce neighborhood delight that offers Italian delicacies its extraordinary range. to come back to grasp Italian nutrition is to find the diversities of flavor, language, and angle that separate a Sicilian from a Piedmontese or a Venetian from a Sardinian. attempt tasting Piedmontese bagna cauda, then a Lombard cassoela, then lamb ala Romana: each one is a part of a different culinary tradition.

In this discovered, fascinating, and wonderful narrative, Kostioukovitch takes us on a trip via one of many world’s richest and so much cherished meals cultures. prepared in line with area and colorfully designed with illustrations, maps, menus, and glossaries, Why Italians like to speak about foodstuff will enable any reader to turn into as versed within the methods of Italian cooking because the so much professional of cooks. foodstuff fanatics, background buffs, and gourmands alike will take pleasure in this unparalleled occasion of Italy’s culinary presents.

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