Fire this Time

Fire this Time Author Gerald Horne
ISBN-10 0813916267
Year 1995
Pages 443
Language en
Publisher University of Virginia Press

In August 1965 the predominantly black neighborhood of Watts in Los Angeles erupted in flames and violence following an incident of police brutality. This is the first comprehensive treatment of that uprising. Property losses reached hundreds of millions of dollars and the official death toll was thirty-four, but the political results were even more profound. The civil rights movement was placed on the defensive as the image of meek and angelic protestors in the South was replaced by the image of "rioting" blacks in the West. A "white backlash" ensued that led directly to Ronald Reagan's election as governor of California in 1966. In Fire This Time Horne delineates the central roles played by Ronald Reagan, Tom Bradley, Martin Luther King, Jr., Edmund G. Brown, and organizations such as the NAACP, Black Panthers, Nation of Islam, and gangs. He documents the role of the Cold War in the dismantling of legalized segregation, and he looks at the impact of race, region, class, gender, and age on postwar Los Angeles. All this he considers in light of world developments, particularly in Vietnam, the Soviet Union, China, and Africa.

Being and Time

Being and Time Author Martin Heidegger
ISBN-10 9781438432762
Year 2010-07-01
Pages 482
Language en
Publisher SUNY Press

A revised translation of Heidegger's most important work.

Pressed for Time

Pressed for Time Author Judy Wajcman
ISBN-10 9780226196503
Year 2014-11-25
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher University of Chicago Press

The technologically tethered, iPhone-addicted figure is an image we can easily conjure. Most of us complain that there aren't enough hours in the day and too many e-mails in our thumb-accessible inboxes. This widespread perception that life is faster than it used to be is now ingrained in our culture, and smartphones and the Internet are continually being blamed. But isn't the sole purpose of the smartphone to give us such quick access to people and information that we'll be free to do other things? Isn't technology supposed to make our lives easier? In Pressed for Time, Judy Wajcman explains why we immediately interpret our experiences with digital technology as inexorably accelerating everyday life. She argues that we are not mere hostages to communication devices, and the sense of always being rushed is the result of the priorities and parameters we ourselves set rather than the machines that help us set them. Indeed, being busy and having action-packed lives has become valorized by our productivity driven culture. Wajcman offers a bracing historical perspective, exploring the commodification of clock time, and how the speed of the industrial age became identified with progress. She also delves into the ways time-use differs for diverse groups in modern societies, showing how changes in work patterns, family arrangements, and parenting all affect time stress. Bringing together empirical research on time use and theoretical debates about dramatic digital developments, this accessible and engaging book will leave readers better versed in how to use technology to navigate life's fast lane.


Time Author Clifford A. Pickover
ISBN-10 0195130960
Year 1998
Pages 285
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA

With the aid of diagrams, a science-fiction tale, and examples from philosophy, music, and modern physics, a writer for Discover magazine invites readers to the forefront of science to explore the mysterious nature of time. UP.

A Day at a Time

A Day at a Time Author Margo Culley
ISBN-10 093531251X
Year 1985-01
Pages 341
Language en
Publisher Feminist Press at CUNY

Gathers diary selections, describes the historical background of each writer, and discusses the changing function and content of diaries

Playing with Time

Playing with Time Author Carole Elizabeth Newlands
ISBN-10 0801430801
Year 1995
Pages 254
Language en
Publisher Cornell University Press

Ovid's Fasti, unlike his Metamorphoses, is anchored in Rome: religion, history and legend, monuments, and character. The poem interprets the Augustan period not as a golden age of peace and prosperity, Carole E. Newlands asserts, but as an age of experimentation, negotiation, compromise, and unresolved tensions. Newlands maintains that, despite the Fasti's basic adherence to the format of the calendar, the text is carefully constructed to reflect the tensions within its subject: the new Roman year. Ovid plays with the calendar. Through the alteration or omission of significant dates, through skilled juxtapositions, through multiple narrators and the development of an increasingly unreliable authorial persona, Ovid opens to a critical and often humorous scrutiny the political ideology of the calendar. By adding astronomical observations and aetiological explanations for certain constellations, Newlands says, Ovid introduced the richly allusive world of Greek mythology to the calendar. Newlands restores the poem to a position of importance, one displaying Ovid's wit and intellect at its best. The incompleteness of the Fasti, she adds, is a comment on the discord that characterized Augustus' later years and led to enforced silences.

Time and Temporality in Intercultural Perspective

Time and Temporality in Intercultural Perspective Author Douwe Tiemersma
ISBN-10 9051839731
Year 1996
Pages 188
Language en
Publisher Rodopi

From the contents: The necessity of intercultural philosophy (Jan Hoogland).- Some reflections on Aristotle's notion of time in an intercultural perspective (Juergen Hengelbrock).- Time in Buddhism and Leibniz: an intercultural perspective (Hari Shankar Prasad).- Time and temporality from the Japanese perspective (Tomonaga Tairako).- Time and African thought (Kwasi Wiredu). (Barbara Arizti Martin).


Colombia Author Virginia Marie Bouvier
ISBN-10 9781601270382
Year 2009
Pages 489
Language en
Publisher US Institute of Peace Press

Documents and analyzes the vast array of peace initiatives that have emerged in Colombia. This title explores how local and regional initiatives relate to national efforts and identifies possible synergies. It examines the multiple roles of civil society and the international community in the country's complex search for peace.

Technics and Time The fault of Epimetheus

Technics and Time  The fault of Epimetheus Author Bernard Stiegler
ISBN-10 0804730415
Year 1998
Pages 316
Language en
Publisher Stanford University Press

What is a technical object? At the beginning of Western philosophy, Aristotle contrasted beings formed by nature, which had within themselves a beginning of movement and rest, and man-made objects, which did not have the source of their own production within themselves. This book, the first of three volumes, revises the Aristotelian argument and develops an innovative assessment whereby the technical object can be seen as having an essential, distinct temporality and dynamics of its own. The Aristotelian concept persisted, in one form or another, until Marx, who conceived of the possibility of an evolution of technics. Lodged between mechanics and biology, a technical entity became a complex of heterogeneous forces. In a parallel development, while industrialization was in the process of overthrowing the contemporary order of knowledge as well as contemporary social organization, technology was acquiring a new place in philosophical questioning. Philosophy was for the first time faced with a world in which technical expansion was so widespread that science was becoming more and more subject to the field of instrumentality, with its ends determined by the imperatives of economic struggle or war, and with its epistemic status changing accordingly. The power that emerged from this new relation was unleashed in the course of the two world wars. Working his way through the history of the Aristotelian assessment of technics, the author engages the ideas of a wide range of thinkers--Rousseau, Husserl, and Heidegger, the paleo-ontologist Leroi-Gourhan, the anthropologists Vernant and Detienne, the sociologists Weber and Habermas, and the systems analysts Maturana and Varela.

Time Management

Time Management Author Harvard Business School Press
ISBN-10 9781591396338
Year 2005-06-01
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Harvard Business Review Press

The Harvard Business Essentials series is designed to provide comprehensive advice, personal coaching, background information, and guidance on the most relevant topics in business. Books in the series serve as “mentor and guide†to help managers understand business fundamentals such as financial tools, teams, change, hiring, and communication. Drawing on rich content from Harvard Business School Publishing and other sources, these concise guides are carefully crafted to provide a highly practical resource for readers with all levels of experience, and will prove especially valuable for new and middle managers. Time Managementdiscusses the various options for how to use your time effectively to achieve the best results both personally and organizationally. Topics include prioritizing tasks, scheduling, stress management, and work/life balance.

Bede The Reckoning of Time

Bede  The Reckoning of Time Author Saint Bede (the Venerable)
ISBN-10 9780853236931
Year 1999-01-01
Pages 479
Language en
Publisher Liverpool University Press

From the patristic age until the Gregorian calendar reform of 1582, computus -- the science of time reckoning and art of calendar construction -- was a matter of intense concern. Bede's The Reckoning of Time (De temporum ratione) was the first comprehensive treatise on this subject and the model and reference for all subsequent teaching discussion and criticism of the Christian calendar. It is a systematic exposition of the Julian solar calendar and the Paschal table of Dionysius Exiguus, with their related formulae for calculating dates. But it is more than a technical handbook. Bede sets calendar lore within a broad scientific framework and a coherent Christian concept of time, and incorporates themes as diverse as the theory of tides and the doctrine of the millennium. This translation of the full text of The Reckoning of Time includes an extensive historical introduction and a chapter-by-chapter commentary. It will interest historians of medieval science, theology, and education, Bede scholars and Anglo-Saxonists, liturgists, and Church historians. It will also serve as an accessible introduction to computus itself. Generations of medieval computists nourished their expertise in Bede's orderly presentation; modern scholars in quest of safe passage through this complex terrain can hope for no better guide.

Time in History

Time in History Author G. J. Whitrow
ISBN-10 0192852116
Year 1989
Pages 217
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA

Discusses how time was considered and measured in ancient and medieval times, profiles the development of more accurate timepieces, and shows the changes that occured as the new developments spread

It s about Learning and It s about Time

It s about Learning  and It s about Time Author Louise Stoll
ISBN-10 0415227895
Year 2003
Pages 218
Language en
Publisher Psychology Press

The purpose of this book is to re-orient the current agenda in education towards learning. The recent emphasis has been on achieving standards through managing schools, teachers and the teaching process. But the real purpose of schools was, is, and always will be about learning. In an increasingly complex, diverse and unpredictable world, it is necessary for schools and those working with them to refocus on learning at all levels - pupils, teachers, leaders, the organisation as a whole and all of the school's partners. It's About Learning is a clear and well written discussion woven with practical examples and strategies. It also includes an annotated bibliography suggesting useful follow-up reading, and the issues are posed as questions for reflection and discussion.

Time for Dying

Time for Dying Author Barney G. Glaser
ISBN-10 1412849977
Year 1980
Pages 270
Language en
Publisher AldineTransaction

Describes the comparative advantages of locating the dying patient in a hospital and at home and discusses methods of dealing with the moment of death

Justice in a Time of War

Justice in a Time of War Author Pierre Hazan
ISBN-10 9781603446396
Year 2004
Pages 273
Language en
Publisher Texas A&M University Press

"Justice in a Time of War "is a translation from the French of the first complete, behindthescenes story of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, from its proposal by Balkan journalist Mirko Klarin through recent developments in the trial of Slobodan Milosevic. With insider interviews filling out every scene, Hazan tells a chaotic story of war that raged while the Western powers cobbled together a tribunal in order to avoid actual intervention.