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Understanding Power and Leadership in Higher Education

By Mark Kretovics
  • ISBN Code: : 0429801629
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 234
  • Category : Education
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Within higher education, power is often perceived negatively. Rather than avoiding the idea of power, this book explores the importance of embracing and effectively engaging power to affect positive change on campus. Understanding Power and Leadership in Higher Education gives college and university administrators the tools to understand the relationship between leadership, power, and influence within higher education. Highlighting real stories of effective college and university administrators, this book helps readers understand and analyze the use of power, preparing leaders for the realities of today’s administrative environment.

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Taking up the challenge of understanding power in its complexity, this volume returns to and revitalises the concept of ‘authority’. It provides a powerful analysis of the ways that relationships of trust, attachment, governance and inequality become possible when subjectivities and bodies are invested in the life of power. The collection offers a vibrant new analysis of the biopolitical, arguing that ‘experience of life’ has become equated with ‘objectivity’ in contemporary culture and has thus become a primary basis of authority. ‘Biopolitical’ or ‘experiential’ authority can be generated through reference to a variety of experiences, performances or intensities of life including creativity, radicalism, risk-taking, experimentation, inter-relation, suffering and proximity to death. The authority-producing capacities of community and aesthetics are key issues, pointing to vexed relationships between politics and policing, inventiveness and violence. The contributors develop their theoretical analyses through discussion of a range of specific sites including mental-health service user and survivor politics, biological knowledge, refugee activism, stories of suffering, urban art, anarchism, neo-liberal community politics and marketization. Authority, Experience & the Life of Power challenges thinking on what ‘the political’ is and isn’t, pushing against the all too easy equivocation of revolutionary break and empowerment. This book was published as a special issue of the Journal of Political Power.

The Power of Playing Cards

By Saffi Crawford,Geraldine Sullivan
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 0743277449
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 441
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Book Short Summary:

Few people know that today's deck of playing cards is actually based on an ancient mystical card system akin to the Tarot. In The Power of Playing Cards you can discover the playing card that is linked to your birthday and learn the secrets that each card holds about personality traits, love relationships, destiny, and luck. Remarkably accurate, this system is a synthesis of playing cards, astrology, and numerology. This easy-to-use system allows you to gain insight into your past, present, and future and introduces you to an intricate web of relationship links that is second to none. These special links can explain why you fall in love, who your ideal partner is, and who can best provide what you need. By finding out who will support you and who will challenge you, you can increase your potential for successful relationships. Equally helpful, you can deepen your understanding of what motivates your family members, friends, and business partners. Besides enhancing your relationships, this unique system offers fascinating insight into your future by interpreting cards for each year that is to come. You'll also: Identify your special qualities by knowing your signature card Become aware of relationship card links that can improve your love life and increase your understanding of others Discover which celebrities share your card Find out your good years for money, career, and new opportunities Whether you are using the cards for serious inquiry or simply for fun, this simple and enthralling guide is for all who seek to know more about themselves, their loved ones, and their futures.

Researching Elites and Power

By Francois Denord,Mikael Palme,Bertrand Réau
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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Book Code : 3030451755
  • Total of Pages : 276
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 777
  • Pdf File: researching-elites-and-power.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This open access book describes how elite studies theoretically and methodologically construct their object, i.e. how particular conceptualizations of elites are turned into research practice using different methods for collecting, dealing with and analyzing empirical data. The first of four sections focuses on what Mills named the power elite and includes Bourdieu’s field of power. The second section addresses studies of the domain of economic power, whereas the third section centers on research on elite education. The fourth and last section highlights research on symbolic power, either within social fields or as a dimension of social structure at large, areas where recognition is essential. All sections comprise empirical case studies of elites and power, whereby each of which makes explicit the various methodological choices made in the research process. Through focusing on methodological approaches for the study of elites and power and on how such approaches relate to each other as well as to the theoretical perspectives that underpin them, this book will be a valuable source for social scientists.

Decoding the Workplace: 50 Keys to Understanding People in Organizations

By John Ballard Ph.D.
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1440838275
  • Total of Pages : 184
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 133
  • Pdf File: decoding-the-workplace.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This highly readable career development book reveals dynamic aspects of the workplace that are hidden to many, ignored by others—factors that can make or break careers. • Provides easy-to-read information that allows readers to better understand the workplace around them, the behavior of others, and even themselves • Discusses 50 keys for unlocking the workplace and illustrates key concepts through dozens of stories and practical examples • Presents insights grounded in what management scholars know about human behavior, management, and the workplace • Offers proven advice that can help readers be more effective, regardless of what stage they are in their careers

Understanding Bourdieu

By Jen Webb,Tony Schirato,Geoff Danaher
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  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Book Code : 144621043X
  • Total of Pages : 232
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 441
  • Pdf File: understanding-bourdieu.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"Bourdieu's work is formidable - the journey is tough. Follow this French foreign legion - take an apple, take a hanky - but take this book". - Peter Beilharz , La Trobe University "A good range of recent examples from popular culture are used to flesh out the material in accessible terms. These examples are deployed very well indeed - rather than being tacked-on illustrations of an idea, they are instead used at the heart of the explanation of the ideas". - David Gauntlett, Leeds University Now considered one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century, Pierre Bourdieu has left his mark on most of the 'big' theoretical issues in the world of contemporary theory: gender, subjectivity, the body, culture, citizenship, and globalization. His terms are now commonplace: 'social capital', 'cultural capital', 'field', and 'habitus'. Bourdieu examines how people conduct their lives in relation to one another and to major social institutions. He argues that culture and education aren't simply minor influences, but as important as economics in determining differences between groups of people. Unlike the other grand systematisers Marx and Foucault, Bourdieu has tested these arguments in detailed fieldwork. His range is eclectic, his vision is vast, and his writing is often dense and challenging. Understanding Bourdieu offers a comprehensive introduction to Bourdieu's work. It is essential reading for anyone tackling him for the first time.

Understanding Social Theory

By Derek Layder
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  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Book Code : 1848604645
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 807
  • Pdf File: understanding-social-theory.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"This is a robust text - challenging and provocative and one which students will benefit from reading. Layder guides the reader through a large body of relevant literature. He draws attention to the strengths and weaknesses of particular approaches as he sees them and he is not afraid to offer his own judgements on the issues and problems he addresses." - Professor John Eldridge, University of Glasgow "One of the most comprehensive, incisive and readable treatments of the macro-micro problem now available." - Professor Paul Colomy, University of Denver This is a revised, updated and enlarged version of the accessible, authoritative first edition - a jargon-free textbook that provides an introduction to the core issues in social theory. It includes: Chapter previews, summaries and a glossary of key terms. A 'problem focus' that encourages students to acquire skills of argument and discussion. A concluding chapter relating theory to social domains. Relevant examples from everyday life to illustrate key theoretical issues. It is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of social and sociological theory.

Jesus in an Age of Terror

By James G. Crossley
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317490371
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 537
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Book Short Summary:

New Testament and Christian origins scholarship have historically been influenced by their political and social context. 'Jesus in an Age of Terror' applies the work of critical and media theorists to contemporary Christian origins and New Testament scholarship. Part one examines the influence of the mass media on the writing of contemporary biblical scholars, whose political views - as demonstrated in their 'biblio-blogging' - are shown to have striking similarity to the media s depiction of the 'war on terror' and conflict in the Middle East. Part two argues that the Anglo-American cultural mis-representation of Islam as the 'great enemy' has led New Testament and Christian origins scholarship to collude with intellectual defences of the war in Iraq. Part three examines the influence of the media's approach to Palestine and Israel on biblical studies, exploring the shift towards widespread support for Israel in contemporary scholarship.

The Hidden Power of Social Networks

By Robert L. Cross,Andrew Parker
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  • Publisher : Harvard Business Review Press
  • Book Code : 1633691535
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 538
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Book Short Summary:

A powerful, visual framework helps managers discover how employees really communicate and collaborate to get work done - and helps them identify ways they can influence these social networks to improve performance and innovation. In The Hidden Power of Social Networks, Cross and Parker, experts in "social network analysis"—a technique that visually maps relationships between people in large, distributed groups - apply this powerful tool to management for the first time. Based on their in-depth study of sixty informal employee networks in well-known companies around the world, Cross and Parker show managers how to conduct a social network analysis of their organization.

Upgrading and Fixing PCs For Dummies

By Andy Rathbone
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 9780470171011
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 593
  • Pdf File: upgrading-and-fixing-pcs-for-dummies.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Covers upgrades for gaming, digital video, and entertainment! Transform your PC into a glitch-free, turbocharged, multimedia machine Want to add punch to your PC? This handy reference helps add power to your old computer. Easy steps show you how to add memory, update your virus protection, get your PC ready for Windows Vista or rev it up as a cool entertainment center capable of recording TV shows or hearing DVDs in surround sound. Move files from an old PC to a new one Upgrade to Windows Vista Get rid of computer viruses Configure a wireless network Add a TV tuner and DVD burner