Author: Mario Tascón (Coord.)
Publisher: Fundación Telefónica
Big Data apareció en 2012 como uno de los términos de moda en todas las revistas de temática científica, sociológica o tecnológica, también en blogs y redes sociales e incluso ya ha dado el salto a las publicaciones económicas y empresariales y las de divulgación más popular. ¿Va a ser Big Data una etiqueta más que añadir a las múltiples modas que hemos ido viendo a lo largo de los últimos años en el panorama de Internet y los desarrollos digitales o es una tendencia de fondo que está afectando en su totalidad a la evolución de la Web? Esta es una de las principales preguntas a las que intentan responder los artículos de este Dossier que la revista TELOS pone en sus manos. Big Data es, sin la menor duda, uno de los campos más importantes de trabajo para los profesionales de las TIC. No hay área ni sector que no esté afectado por las implicaciones que este concepto está incorporando; cambian algunas herramientas, se modifican estrategias de análisis y patrones de medida.
Handbook on Sensor Networks
Author: Yang Xiao, Hui Chen, Frank Haizhon Li
Publisher: World Scientific
Sensor networks have many interesting applications with great utility; however, their actually deployment and realization rely on continuous innovations and solutions to many challenging problems. Thus, sensor networks have recently attracted the attention of many researchers and practitioners. The compilation of the Handbook on Sensor Networks will meet the demand of the sensor network community for a comprehensive reference and summary of the current state of the area. The Handbook on Sensor Networks is a collection of approximately 40 chapters on sensor network theory and applications. The book spans a wide spectrum and includes topics in medium access control, routing, security and privacy, coverage and connectivity, modeling and simulations, multimedia, energy efficiency, localization and tracking, design and implementation, as well as sensor network applications.
The Intellectual European New Right (ENR), also known as the nouvelle droite, is a cultural school of thought with origins in the revolutionary Right and neo-fascist milieux. This study traces the cultural, philosophical, political and historical trajectories of the French nouvelle droite in particular and the ENR in general.
Media & Performance
Author: Johannes H. Birringer
Publisher: JHU Press
The author, a choreographer, offers a critical study of the intimate relations between performance art and media production in contemporary culture. The text interweaves the author's recollections of his own work with commentary on contemporary artists from Nam June Paik to Madonna. At a time when new arts are being accepted and adopted by mainstream institutions, Birringer reclaims performance as process and movement, as political commitment to social activism and community, as aesthetic intervention into technological and economic structures of domination, and as anarchist disturbance of aesthetic pretensions.
This book focuses on the philosophy, politics and impact of the 'New Right' which originated in France and has since influenced activism, ideology and policy in a number of European countries. This book explores the idea that revolutionaries do not necessarily need to come from the left, nor use arms in order to overturn liberal democracy. In the post-World War Two era, the extremists of the revolutionary right took three different paths: 1) parliamentary; 2) extra-parliamentary; and 3) metapolitical. The New Right (nouvelle droite – ND in France) took the metapolitical path, but that did not mean it abandoned its revolutionary desire to smash liberal democracy throughout Europe. The book examines four interpretations of the New Right. These interpretations include the following: 1) The New Right as a fascist or quasi-fascist movement; 2) The New Right as a challenge to the traditional right-left dichotomy, which has structured European political debates for more than 200 years; 3) The New Right as an alternative modernist movement, which rejects liberal and socialist narratives of modernity; accepts the technical but not political or cultural effects of modernity; and longs for a pan-European political framework abolishing liberal multiculturalism and privileging ethnic dominance of so-called original Europeans; and 4) The New Right as a variant of political religion and conversionary processes. The book concludes by analysing the positions, cultural and political impact, and relationship to democracy of the New Right. This work will be of great interest to students and scholars of racism, fascism, extremism, European politics, French politics and contemporary political theory.
Culture, Class, and Critical Theory develops a theory of culture that explains how ideas create and legitimate class inequalities in modern society. This theory is developed through a critique and comparison of the powerful ideas on culture offered by Pierre Bourdieu and the Frankfurt School thinkers, especially Theodor Adorno. These ideas are illuminated and criticized through the development of two empirical cases on which Gartman has published extensively, automobile design and architecture. Bourdieu and the Frankfurt School postulate opposite theories of the cultural legitimation of class inequalities. Bourdieu argues that the culture of modern society is a class culture, a ranked diversity of beliefs and tastes corresponding to different classes. The cultural beliefs and practices of the dominant class are arbitrarily defined as superior, thus legitimating its greater share of social resources. By contrast, the thinkers of the Frankfurt School conceive of modern culture as a mass culture, a leveled homogeneity in which the ideas and tastes shared by all classes disguises real class inequalities. This creates the illusion of an egalitarian democracy that prevents inequalities from being contested. Through an empirical assessment of the theories against the cases, Gartman reveals that both are correct, but for different parts of modern culture. These parts combine to provide a strong legitimation of class inequalities.
Author: Julius Baum, Joseph Campbell
These essays analyze the problems which have affected the evolution of German-Jewish relations since the Enlightenment, showing how the project of emancipation was subverted by countercurrents of antisemitism and anxieties about national identities in a society in the throes of modernization. It emphasises the importance of social and historical context, offering a differentiated account of the difficulties of emancipation, the sense of alienation which is such a characteristic feature of German-Jewish discourse, and the culmination of various forms of anti semitism in the politcs of persecution and genocide. THe close focus on specific journals and inistutions, writers and texts reveals the tortous complexity of German-Jewish relations, with a final emphasis on resistance, survival and commemoration.
A quiet revolution is taking place in America's forests. Once seen primarily as stands of timber, our woodlands are now prized as a rich source of a wide range of commodities, from wild mushrooms and maple sugar to hundreds of medicinal plants whose uses have only begun to be fully realized. Now as timber harvesting becomes more mechanized and requires less labor, the image of the lumber-jack is being replaced by that of the forager.This book provides the first comprehensive examination of nontimber forest products (NTFPs) in the United States, illustrating their diverse importance, describing the people who harvest them, and outlining the steps that are being taken to ensure access to them. As the first extensive national overview of NTFP policy and management specific to the United States, it brings together research from numerous disciplines and analytical perspectives -- such as economics, mycology, history, ecology, law, entomology, forestry, geography, and anthropology -- in order to provide a cohesive picture of the current and potential role of NTFPs.The contributors review the state of scientific knowledge of NTFPs by offering a survey of commercial and noncommercial products, an overview of uses and users, and discussions of sustainable management issues associated with ecology, cultural traditions, forest policy, and commerce. They examine some of the major social, economic, and biological benefits of NTFPs, while also addressing the potential negative consequences of NTFP harvesting on forest ecosystems and on NTFP species populations.Within this wealth of information are rich accounts of NTFP use drawn from all parts of the American landscape -- from the PacificNorthwest to the Caribbean. From honey production to a review of nontimber forest economies still active in the United States -- such as the Ojibway "harvest of plants" recounted here -- the book takes in the whole breadth of
After 1867, for almost a hundred years, Canada was able to leave unresolved certain key constitutional questions. However, many of these issues have recently returned to the surface. One in particular--the role and place of Quebec--threatens to tear the country apart. Why was this issue avoided for so long, how has Canada tried to deal with it, and what is to be done now? This book explores these and other questions in light of Canada's constitutional past and political present.
Author: Christa Buschendorf, Astrid Franke
Publisher: Universitaetsverlag Winter
Transatlantic Negotiations was the theme of the 52. annual convention of the German Association for American Studies, held in Frankfurt in 2005. Each contribution to this volume illuminates explicitly or implicitly the intricacies of negotiations embedded in different relationships of power as they reverberate through history. Together they present a wide range of forms of interaction between Europe, Africa, and America, from fruitful exchange to contemptuous or thoughtless discrimination. The collection thus points to a salient feature of transatlantic relations, namely the simultaneity of mutual enriching forms of negotiation, marked by reciprocity, with drastic forms of inequality in which the negotiating power is almost entirely one-sided.