Worlds of Making

Worlds of Making

Get the nuts and bolts on imagining, planning, creating, and managing a cutting-edge Makerspace for your school community. Nationally recognized expert Laura Fleming provides all the answers in this breakthrough guide.

Author: Laura Fleming

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781483382845

Category: Education

Page: 80

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Makerspaces: Your questions answered here! Get the nuts and bolts on imagining, planning, creating, and managing a cutting-edge Makerspace for your school community. Nationally recognized expert Laura Fleming provides all the answers in this breakthrough guide. From inception through implementation, you’ll find invaluable guidance for creating a vibrant Makerspace on any budget. Practical strategies and anecdotal examples help you: Create an action plan for your own personalized Makerspace Align activities to standards Showcase student creations Use this must-have guide to painlessly build a robust, unique learning environment that puts learning back in the hands of your students!
Categories: Education

The Art of World Making

The Art of World Making

sense” of the world (Onuf 2013). While in his most recent book the metaphor of “work” tells us “how pervasive social construction is, even in the absence of immediate or conscious design” (Onuf 2013, 33–34), the world making is but one ...

Author: Harry D. Gould

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351977524

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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On its face, The Art of World-Making focuses on honouring the career of Nicholas Greenwood Onuf and his contributions to the study of international relations; of equal importance, however, while using Onuf’s work as their touchstone, the contributions to this volume range widely across IR theory, making important interventions in some of the most important topics in the field today. The volume considers the place of Constructivism and Republicanism in the field of international relations, and the contestation that accompanies the question of their place in the field, asking: • What explains the dominance of some forms of Constructivism and the relative lack of influence of other forms? • What can rule-oriented Constructivism, the focus here, provide our field that other forms of Constructivism have been unable to? • Into what new and productive directions can Constructivism be taken? • What are its gaps and what are the resources to remedy those gaps? • What can Republicanism tell us about ongoing issues in international law, global governance, liberalism, and crisis? Drawing together essays from some of the leading scholars in the field, space is given after each chapter for a detailed and highly personal response piece to each contribution, written by Onuf. This unique volume will be essential reading for students and scholars of international relations.
Categories: Political Science

Making Livable Worlds

Making Livable Worlds

... emphasizes this relational sense of belonging: “You are part of nature. You're not outside of it. ... We are part of the plants. We are part of the cosmos.” (2018) In neo- Taíno world making, “being in relation” extends beyond the ...

Author: Hilda Lloréns

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295749419

Category: Social Science


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When Hurricanes Irma and María made landfall in Puerto Rico in September 2017, their destructive force further devastated an archipelago already pummeled by economic austerity, political upheaval, and environmental calamities. To navigate these ongoing multiple crises, Afro–Puerto Rican women have drawn from their cultural knowledge to engage in daily improvisations that enable their communities to survive and thrive. Their life-affirming practices, developed and passed down through generations, offer powerful modes of resistance to gendered and racialized exploitation, ecological ruination, and deepening capitalist extraction. Through solidarity, reciprocity, and an ethics of care, these women create restorative alternatives to dispossession to produce good, meaningful lives for their communities. Making Livable Worlds weaves together autobiography, ethnography, interviews, memories, and fieldwork to recast narratives that continuously erase Black Puerto Rican women as agents of social change. In doing so, Lloréns serves as an “ethnographer of home” as she brings to life the powerful histories and testimonies of a marginalized, disavowed community that has been treated as disposable.
Categories: Social Science

World of Our Making

World of Our Making

Not from nothing, after all, but from other worlds. Worldmaking as we know it always starts from worlds already on hand; the making is the remaking (1978: 6, emphasis in original). Goodman's position is nominalist; he has called himself ...

Author: Nicholas Greenwood Onuf

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415630399

Category: Political Science

Page: 340

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World of our Making is a major contribution to contemporary social science. Now reissued in this volume, Onuf’s seminal text is key reading for anyone who wishes to study modern international relations. Onuf understands all of international relations to be a matter of rules and rule in foreign behaviour. The author draws together the rules of international relations, explains their source, and elaborates on their implications through a vast array of interdisciplinary thinkers such as Kenneth Arrow, J.L. Austin, Max Black, Michael Foucault, Anthony Giddens, Jurgen Habermas, Lawrence Kohlberg, Harold Lasswell, Talcott Parsons, Jean Piaget, J.G.A. Pocock, John Roemer, John Scarle and Sheldon Wolin.
Categories: Political Science

Making Sense of the Social World

Making Sense of the Social World

Ethnomethodology Ethnomethodology studies the way that participants construct the social world in which they live — how they “ create reality ” —rather than trying to describe the social world objectively . In fact , ethnomethodologists ...

Author: Daniel F. Chambliss

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 141292717X

Category: Social Science

Page: 340

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Provides an introduction to social research. This book presents research methods as an integrated whole, with balanced treatment of qualitative and quantitative methods, integration of substantive examples and research techniques, and consistent attention to the goal of validity and the standards of ethical practice.
Categories: Social Science

The Spatial the Legal and the Pragmatics of World Making

The Spatial  the Legal and the Pragmatics of World Making

As Blomley (2005) has nicely put it, “In the movement between formal and more everyday legal geographies, as well as the complications of both and their effects upon the social world, a more intriguing set of analytical and political ...

Author: David Delaney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136953026

Category: Law

Page: 224

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Critical legal geography is practised by an increasing number of scholars in various disciplines, but it has not had the benefit of an overarching theoretical framework that might overcome its currently rather ad hoc character. The Spatial, the Legal and the Pragmatics of World-Making remedies this situation. Presenting a balanced convergence of contemporary socio-legal and critical geographic scholarship, David Delaney offers a ground-breaking contribution to the fast growing field of legal geography. Drawing on strands of critical social studies that inform both of these areas, this book has three primary components. First, it introduces a framework of interpretation and analysis centred on the productive neologisms ‘nomosphere’ and ‘nomoscapes’. Nomosphere refers to the cultural-material environs that are constituted by the reciprocal materialization of ‘the legal’ and the legal signification of the ‘socio-spatial'. Nomoscapes are the spatio-legal expression and the socio-material realization of ideologies, values, pervasive power orders and social projects. They are extensive ensembles of legal spaces within and through which lives are lived and, here, these neologisms are related to the more familiar notions of governmentality and performativity. Second, these neologisms are explored and applied through a series of illustrations and extensive case studies. Demonstrating their utility for scholars and students in relevant disciplines, these ‘empirical’ studies concern: the public and the private; property and land tenure; governance; the domestic and the international; and legal-spatial confinements and containments. Third, these studies contribute to an ongoing theorization of the experiential, situated pragmatics of ‘world-making'. The role of nomospheric projects and counter-projects, techniques and operations is therefore emphasized. Much of what is experientially significant about how the world is as it is and what it’s like to be in the world directly implicates the dynamic interplay of space, law, meaning and power. The Spatial, the Legal and the Pragmatics of World-Making provides the interpretive resources necessary for discerning and understanding the practices and projects involved in this interplay.
Categories: Law

Commonsense Constructivism or the Making of World Affairs

Commonsense Constructivism  or the Making of World Affairs

I see world affairs as being about the making of a “modernist” world culture, too, with the making at the same time of margins to this culture —feminist, indigenist, ethnicized, environmentalist, spiritualist, postcolonialist, ...

Author: Ralph Pettman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317474043

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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Fully accessible to students and scholars alike, this engaging book introduces the constructivist approach to understanding world affairs. In a highly readable and witty way, it shows how people and their social relations are the basis for everything around us -- International Relations included.
Categories: Political Science

World Making Stories

World Making Stories

“In what world, land, are you?" ac'òjRam. He sang, ac'ój?am. (25) He kept singing until “Enough!" ac'òjram. “I'm tired. You try again!” ac'òj'am. And so then Worldmaker sang, ac'òj'am. “Where are you?” ac'ój?am.

Author: M. Eleanor Nevins

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9781496202109

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 318

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Published through the Recovering Languages and Literacies of the Americas initiative, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation World-Making Stories is a collection of Maidu creation stories that will help readers appreciate California’s rich cultural tapestry. At the beginning of the twentieth century, renowned storyteller Hanc’ibyjim (Tom Young) performed Maidu and Atsugewi stories for anthropologist Ronald B. Dixon, who published these stories in 1912. The resulting Maidu Texts presented the stories in numbered block texts that, while serving as a source of linguistic decoding, also reflect the state of anthropological linguistics of the era by not conveying a sense of rhetorical or poetic composition. Sixty years later, noted linguist William Shipley engaged the texts as oral literature and composed a free verse literary translation, which he paired with the artwork of Daniel Stolpe and published in a limited-edition four-volume set that circulated primarily to libraries and private collectors. Here M. Eleanor Nevins and the Weje-ebis (Keep Speaking) Jamani Maidu Language Revitalization Project team illuminate these important tales in a new way by restoring Maidu elements omitted by William Shipley and by bending the translation to more closely correspond in poetic form to the Maidu original. The beautifully told stories by Hanc’ibyjim are accompanied by Stolpe’s intricate illustrations and by personal and pedagogical essays from scholars and Maidu leaders working to revitalize the language. The resulting World-Making Stories is a necessity for language revitalization programs and an excellent model of indigenous community-university collaboration.
Categories: Literary Collections

Making Better Sense of the World

Making Better Sense of the World

The Pattern Paradigm described in this book constitutes a model for making sense of the world. Undoubtedly there are gaps in the description of the model and the model itself is nothing more than a model, but this just means that there ...

Author: Bruce S C Robertson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781543495683

Category: Science

Page: 132

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Had enough of people insisting you believe things that aren’t true? Then maybe this book is for you. If you prefer fantasy and propaganda over facts and logic, then don’t read this book. But if you like logic and facts and simplicity that make sense, then this is the book for you. This book breaks from the traditions of popular philosophy; instead it is a philosophical synthesis that progresses from a few simple ideas to present a comprehensive view of the world that makes sense.
Categories: Science

Smart Economic Decision Making in a Complex World

Smart Economic Decision Making in a Complex World

on decision making, is the most promising lens through which to analyse financial decision making. ... Appendix: Background sources for, smart economic decision-making in a complex world Chapters from this book are derived from and ...

Author: Morris Altman

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780128114612

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 302

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Smart Economic Decision-Making in a Complex World is a fresh and reality-based perspective on decision-making with significant implications for analysis, self-understanding and policy. The book examines the conditions under which smart people generate outcomes that improve their place of work, their household and society. Within this work, the curious reader will find interesting open questions on many fascinating areas of current economic debate, including, the role of realistic assumptions robust model building, understanding how and when non-neoclassical behavior is best practice, why the assumption of smart decision-makers is best to understand and explain our economies and societies, and under what conditions individuals can make the best possible choices for themselves and society at large. Additional sections cover when and how efficiency is achieved, why inefficiencies can persist, when and how consumer welfare is maximized, and what benchmarks should be used to determine efficiency and rationality. Makes the case for 'smart and rational' decision-making as a context-dependent rational process that is framed by socio-cultural environment and conditioned by institutional capacities Explains how incorporation of the 'smart' decision-maker concept into economic thought improves our understanding of how, why and when people generate certain outcomes Explores how economic efficiency can be achieved, individual preferences realized, and social welfare maximized through the use of 'smart and rational' approaches
Categories: Business & Economics