Unflattening is an experiment in visual thinking. Nick Sousanis defies conventional forms of scholarly discourse to offer readers both a stunning work of graphic art and a serious inquiry into the ways humans construct knowledge.
Genre: Art, Editor: Harvard University Press, Pages: 209 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780674744431

Drawing as a tool of thought: an investigation of drawing, cognition, and creativity that integrates text and hand-drawn images. Drawing is a way of constructing ideas and observations as much as it is a means of expressing them. When we are not ready or able to put our thoughts into words, we can sometimes put them down in arrangements of lines and marks. Artists, designers, architects, and others draw to generate, explore, and test perceptions and mental models. In Drawing Thought, artist-educator Andrea Kantrowitz invites readers to use drawing to extend and reflect on their own thought processes. She interweaves illuminating hand-drawn images with text, integrating recent findings in cognitive psychology and neuroscience with accounts of her own artistic and teaching practices. The practice of drawing seems to be found across almost all known human cultures, with its past stretching back into the caves of prehistory. It takes advantage of the ways in which human cognition is embodied and situated in relationship to the environments in which we find ourselves. We become more aware of the interplay between our external surroundings and the inner workings of our minds as we draw. We can trace moments of perception and understanding in a sketchbook that might otherwise be lost, and go back to reexamine and revise those traces later. Kantrowitz encourages readers to draw out their own ideas and observations through a series of guided exercises and experiments, with her lively drawings and engaging text pointing the way. Drawing is a tool for thought in anyone’s hands; it is creativity in action.
Genre: Psychology, Editor: MIT Press, Pages: 189 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780262544320

This book offers up a study of relational modalities in a moment of increasingly vexed identity politics. It takes inspiration from the art of keeping company, a relational habit derived on a kincentric ontology and praxis of interconnected life among the Yanyuwa, Indigenous owners of lands and waters in northern Australia. Diving deep into this multidimensional art of relating, the book critically engages with the counter habit of reductive identity politics and the flattening qualities that come with exceptionalism, individuated rights, limited empathic reach and a lack of enchantment in the other. Moving between ethnographic insights, conceptual analysis and personal reflection, Keeping Company offers an accessible engagement with some of the tricky aspects of identity politics as navigated in the present moment across sites of cultural difference. It will interest scholars and students from anthropology, sociology, philosophy and Indigenous studies, and others who are driven to be in better relationship with the world, with their neighbours, with strangers and with themselves.
Genre: Social Science, Editor: Routledge, Pages: 196 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781000510300

Qualitative inquiry is not merely a research method or a series of analytic steps, but a holistic process that challenges the age-old qualitative/quantitative dichotomy. This book provides students and researchers with an approachable guide to a range of interpretive perspectives, including thematic, narrative, and arts-based types of inquiry. Fully revised and updated, the Second Edition features: A brand new introduction firmly placing qualitative inquiry in context New further reading sections to guide you deeper into the relevant literature Expanded sections on auto-ethnography and technology A range of examples to demonstrate the application of research techniques Presenting a clear overview of the theory, method and interpretation involved in qualitative inquiry, this book is the ideal starting point for those engaging in arts-based qualitative research.
Genre: Reference, Editor: SAGE, Pages: 208 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781526417947

Essays in this special focus constellate around the diverse symbolic forms in which Caribbean consciousness has manifested itself transhistorically, shaping identities within and without structures of colonialism and postcolonialism. Offering interdisciplinary critical, analytical and theoretical approaches to the objects of study, the book explores textual, visual, material and ritual meanings encoded in Caribbean lived and aesthetic practices.
Genre: Literary Criticism, Editor: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG, Pages: 391 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9783110465938

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on the Theory and Applications of Formal Argumentation, TAFA 2017, held in Melbourne, VIC, Australia, in August 2017. The workshop was co-located with International Joint Conference on Artifi cial Intelligence(IJCAI 2017). The 15 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 20 submissions. The workshops covers the subjects such as non-monotonic reasoning, decision making, inter-agent communication, the semantic web, grid applications, ontologies, recommender systems, machine learning, neural networks, trust computing, normative systems, social choice theory, judgement aggregation and game theory, and law and medicine.
Genre: Computers, Editor: Springer, Pages: 227 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9783319755533

Gender Matters in Global Politics is a comprehensive textbook for advanced undergraduates studying politics, international relations, development and similar courses. It provides students with an accessible but in-depth account of feminist methodologies, gender theory and feminist approaches to key topics and themes in global politics. This textbook is written by an international line-up of established and emerging scholars from a range of theoretical perspectives, bringing together cutting-edge feminist scholarship in a variety of areas. This fully revised and updated third edition: introduces students to feminist and gender theory and explains the relevance to contemporary global politics; explains the insights of feminist theory for a range of fields of study, including international relations, international political economy and security studies; presents feminist approaches to key contemporary issues such as climate change, digital politics, war and militarism, disability and global health; and features pedagogical tools and resources, including discussion questions, suggestions for further reading and online resources. This text enables students to develop a sophisticated understanding of the work that gender does in policies and practices of global politics. Support material for this book can be found at: www.routledge.com/9780367477608.
Genre: Political Science, Editor: Taylor & Francis, Pages: 456 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781000773934

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-proceedings of the 12th International Workshop on Implementing Functional Languages, IFL 2000, held in Aachen, Germany in September 2000. The 15 revised full papers presented have gone through a thorough round of post-workshop reviewing and were selected from 33 workshop presentations. Among the topics covered are language concepts, type checking, compilation techniques, abstract interpretation, automatic program generation, abstract machine architectures, array processing, concurrent and parallel processing, heap management, runtime profiling, performance measurement, debugging and tracing, and tools and programming techniques.
Genre: Computers, Editor: Springer, Pages: 272 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9783540453611

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Automated Deduction, CADE-23, held in Wrocław, Poland, in July/August 2011. The 28 revised full papers and 7 system descriptions presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 80 submissions. Furthermore, four invited lectures by distinguished experts in the area were included. Among the topics addressed are systems and tools for automated reasoning, rewriting logics, security protocol verification, unification, theorem proving, clause elimination, SAT, satifiability, interactive theorem proving, theory reasoning, static analysis, decision procedures, etc.
Genre: Computers, Editor: Springer Science & Business Media, Pages: 519 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9783642224379

How to Critique Authoritarian Populism surveys methodologies of the early Frankfurt School in dialectics, psychoanalysis, human subjects research, and media discourse studies, and shows how their techniques can be used to address the rise of authoritarianism today.
Genre: Social Science, Editor: BRILL, Pages: 520 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9789004444744