Futurology, Futurists, and the Struggle for the Post Cold War Imagination
Author: Jenny Andersson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The Future of the World is devoted to the intriguing field of study which emerged after World War Two, futurism or futurology. Jenny Andersson explains how futurist scholars and researchers imagined the Cold War and post Cold War world and the tools and methods they would use to influence and change that world. Futurists were a motley crew of Cold War warriors, nuclear scientists, journalists, and peace activists. Some argued it should be a closed sphere of science defined by delimited probabilities. They were challenged by alternative notions of the future as a potentially open realm. Futurism also drew on an eclectic range of repertoires, some of which were deduced from positivist social science, mathematics, and nuclear physics, and some of which sprung from alternative forms of knowledge in science fiction, journalism, or religion. These different forms of prediction laid very different claims to how accurately futures could be known, and what kind of control could be exerted over what was yet to come. The Future of the World carefully examines these different engagements with the future, and inscribes them in the intellectual history of the post war period. Using unexplored archival collections, The Future of the World reconstructs the Cold War networks of futurologists and futurists.
The concept of the “Creative University” signals that higher education stands at the center of the creative economy indicating the growing significance of intellectual capital and innovation for economic growth and cultural development. Increasingly economic activity is socialised through new media and depends on immaterial and digital goods. This immaterial economy includes new international labour markets that demand analytic skills, global competencies and an understanding of markets in tradeable knowledges. Delivery modes in education are being reshaped. Global cultures are spreading in the form of knowledge and research networks. Openness, networking, cross-border people movement, flows of ideas, capital and scholars are changing the conditions of imagining and producing creative work. The economic aspect of creativity refers to the production of new ideas, aesthetic forms, scholarship, original works of art and cultural products, as well as scientific inventions and technological innovations. It embraces both open source communication as well as commercial intellectual property. This collection explores these ideas as the basis for a new development agenda for universities.
Linking Disaster Recovery to Sustainable Development in Montserrat
Author: Anja K. Possekel
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Technology & Engineering
In 1980 my parents took me to St Lucia for the spring holidays. These vaca tions had - in the sense of the butterfly effect - considerable influence on my further curriculum. In the course of time I carried out many other journeys to the Caribbean. My colleagues even speak of an advancing "Caribbeanisation". This publication is the product of a lot of people who have supported and accompanied me during all this time. Most of my visits in the Caribbean were made possible by the DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft). It was of great advantage to my insight into Carib bean matters that I was able to participate in the DFG-financed research pro ject "Complex resource mangement on small Caribbean islands" for five years. The final phase of my dissertation about Montserrat was also financially supported, this time by the local funds of the University of Hamburg. Within the scope of the DFG project, I stayed on Montserrat for some The island fascinated me from my first encounter. This is especially months.
The Collected Papers of Paul Ehrlich, Volume III: Chemotherapy is a collection of Paul Ehrlich's papers on chemotherapy, including his early studies with dyes, arsenical compounds, salvarsan, and neosalvarsan. Obituary notices and personal tributes to Ehrlich are included. This book is comprised of 52 chapters and begins with an introduction to Ehrlich's contributions in the field of chemotherapy. It then presents his early work, including his clinical study of the therapeutic value of methylene blue in human malaria; his lectures on athreptic functions, trypanosomes, and immunity, with special reference to the relationship between the distribution and action of antigens; his research on salvarsan as a treatment for syphilis; and his experiment on the chemotherapy of spirilloses. Ehrlich's experiments on the effects of salvarsan on trypanosomiasis of the mouse, spirochaetosis of fowls, and syphilis of the rabbit are also described. This volume will be a useful resource for scientists and other practitioners in medicine, especially those involved in chemotherapy.
Packed with contemporary dialogue, engaging readings, active vocabulary, and an assortment of hands-on activities, NEUE HORIZONTE, 8e skillfully instills both communicative and grammatical competency using a diversified methodology that adapts well to a variety of teaching and learning styles. The new edition combines a vibrant new four-color design with its signature clear grammar presentations, practical vocabulary lessons, beautiful prose and poetry, and more. Immersing readers into a complete language-learning experience, its unique integrated treatment stresses a balance of communicative competence, cultural awareness, and mastery of language structures. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.