Friday, December 2, 2011

Reinventing Surrealism: The postcultural paradigm of expression in the works of Fellini

Charles W. von Ludwig
Department of Future Studies, University of Illinois
1. Fellini and the postcultural paradigm of expression
The primary theme of the works of Fellini is the defining
characteristic, and some would say the meaninglessness, of semanticist
sexual identity. It could be said that Long[1] holds that we have to
choose between constructivism and dialectic objectivism. The subject
is contextualised into a postcultural paradigm of expression that
includes truth as a paradox.
"Language is part of the rubicon of narrativity," says Sontag;
however, according to Dahmus[2] , it is not so much language that is
part of the rubicon of narrativity, but rather the defining
characteristic, and therefore the meaninglessness, of language. Thus,
if constructivism holds, we have to choose between dialectic
deappropriation and Baudrillardist simulacra. The ground/figure
distinction depicted in Fellini's 8 1/2 emerges again in Amarcord,
although in a more neoconstructive sense.
However, Geoffrey[3] suggests that we have to choose between the
cultural paradigm of consensus and preconceptual socialism. Lacan's
critique of constructivism implies that the raison d'etre of the
writer is deconstruction.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Falling Prices Chinese shipping company Cosco to build

Cosco is the world's largest transport operators of ships, iron ore, coal and other bulk goods. But business is bad. There is excess capacity. Cosco combines three subsidiaries. by Claudia Wanner, Hong Kong and Patrick Hagen, Cologne
The Chinese transport shipping company Cosco responding with a conversion to falling prices in the marine transportation of bulk commodities. Cosco will bring together three previously separate companies for the shipment of bulk commodities such as ore, grain or coal in a company, the Reuters news agency quoted a manager of the majority state-owned enterprise. It is Cosco Bulk Carrier, Cosco Hong Kong Shipping and Qingdao Ocean Shipping. "This allows us to confront our customers in future price negotiations uniform," said the manager.
The market for bulk carrier suffers from huge overcapacity, which provide pressure on prices. This is especially true for Capesize freighter. They are so called because they are too large for the Suez Canal and, therefore, to turn around the Cape of Good Hope have. Typical Capesize ships can carry 175,000 tonnes.
The three daughters Cosco operate more than 400 bulk carriers, the three daughters Cosco operate more than 400 bulk carriers
In recent years, shipowners have ordered large numbers of new buildings coming onto the market. The volume of cargo holds with the excess supply does not keep pace, so drop the rent, charter rates in the industry jargon.

Monday, September 5, 2011

German banking: saving program at possible worsening of the crisis

Monday, 5 September 2011, 15:32 clock

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German Bank CEO Josef Ackermann includes additional money-saving program in the house, in a further tightening of the debt crisis is not enough.

"When in September and October, the situation worsened again, we need to think again," the Swiss said on Monday at a banking conference. But he considered that this was unlikely. On the contrary: there are some positive signs that the recent negative trend in investment banking was not continuing in the same way, but home loans and private credit could be touched by it. Positive run it also in the less risky

Sunday, July 11, 2010

handbook of leadership

Bass & Stogdill's Handbook of Leadership
For seventeen years and through two editions, this Handbook has been the indispensable "bible" for every serious student of leadership. This third edition reflects the growth and changes in the study of leadership since the 1981 edition. There have been shifts in both content and method. Senior managers, for example, have become an increasing subject of inquiry. Distinctly separate fields of inquiry, such as political science and psychology, have been joined in this edition to build a broader appreciation of the phenomenon of leadership. Throughout the Handbook of leadership, the contributions from cognitive social psychology and the social, political, communications, and administrative sciences have been expanded.
As in the second edition, Bernard Bass begins with a consideration of the definitions and concepts used, and a brief review of some of the better-known theories. Professor Bass then focuses on the personal traits, tendencies, attributes, and values of leaders and the knowledge, intellectual competence, and technical skills required for leadership. Next, he looks at leaders' socioemotional talents, interpersonal competencies, and the differences in these characteristics in leaders who are imbued with ideologies, especially authoritarianism, Machiavellianism, and self-aggrandizement. A fuller examination of the values, needs, and satisfactions of leaders follows, and singled out for special attention are competitiveness and the preferences for taking risks. In his chapters on personal characteristics, Bass examines the esteem that others generally accord to leaders as a consequence of the leaders' personalities. The more general examination of the personal factors associated with leadership has been extensively reorganized and expanded, and increased attention has been paid to knowledge, information, and intellectual ability, as well as to power and political tactics.
The many developments in theory and research about charisma since 1974 have now made possible an entire chapter devoted to charismatic and inspirational leadership handbooks. Bass argues that a new paradigm of leadership -- transformational leadership -- has arisen that makes possible the inclusion of a much wider range of phenomena than when theory and modeling are limited to reinforcement strategies.
Studies of women increased dramatically during the 1980s. Accordingly, Chapter 32 on women and leadership has been considerably expanded over the chapter in the second edition. Completely new to this edition are studies by European and Japanese investigators on the accelerating internationalization of management.
Finally, a glossary has been included in this edition to assist specialists in a particular academic discipline who may be unfamiliar with terms used in other fields.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

non fiction book reviews

We are looking for non-fiction book reviews. These can be science, business or technology books dealing with hard matter.

Monday, June 28, 2010

manufacturing engineering and technology book

Manufacturing Engineering & Technology (6th Edition)An up-to-date text that provides a solid background in manufacturing processes, with a total of 120 examples and case studies, current and comprehensive coverage of all topics, and superior two-color graphics.
The sixth edition has been completely updated, and addresses issues essential to modern manufacturing, ranging from traditional topics such as casting, forming, machining, and joining, to advanced topics such as the fabrication of microelectronic devices and micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), and nanomaterials and nanomanufacturing.
A valuable reference text for manufacturing professionals.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Boas Complete Pet Owner's Manual

Boas (Complete Pet Owner's Manual)

These boa constrictors are available to snake hobbyists in many varieties. Boas (Complete Pet Owner's Manual) is detailed information on anatomy, housing, feeding, health maintenance, and general care. Books in the comprehensive and popular Barron’s Complete Pet Owner’s Manuals series advise on feeding, health care, housing, and all other important aspects of responsible pet ownership. Each title is individually written from first page to last by a pet trainer, veterinarian, or other pet-care specialist. All Complete Pet Owner’s Manuals are filled with high-quality photos and instructive line art.

Information and advice to help you take good care of your boa