Agency at Work An Agentic Perspective on Professional Learning and Development

Cultures / Languages

Agency at Work: An Agentic Perspective on Professional Learning and Development By Michael Goller, Dr. Susanna Paloniemi
Sam Vaknin, “After the Rain: How the West Lost the East”
Netizenship, Activism and Online Community Transformation in Indonesia By Ario Seto
Ward Churchill, “Fantasies of the Master Race: Literature, Cinema, and the Colonization of American Indians”
Tim Whitmarsh, “The Cambridge Companion to the Greek and Roman Novel”

Agency at Work: An Agentic Perspective on Professional Learning and Development By Michael Goller, Dr. Susanna Paloniemi

English | PDF | 2017 | 485 Pages | ISBN : 3319609424 | 6.3 MB

The present book collects, integrates, and discusses the range of perspectives and discourses on agency at work. In addition, the book compiles the empirical research that has been generated by various perspectives. The chapters deal with the relationship between (a) agency at work, and (b) professional learning and development.
They encompass a wide variety of working life domains and/or contexts, and are based on a broad range of epistemological and theoretical standpoints.
This volume is not only thought to bring together current research, but also to foster the contemporary discourse on workplace agency a few steps further. Although the book strongly focuses on research originating in the field of workplace learning, its contents may be of interest to researchers from other scientific domains, such as socio-cognitive and development psychology, organisational behaviour, leadership, economics, life-course research, and philosophy.

Sam Vaknin, “After the Rain: How the West Lost the East”

2001 | pages: 333 | ISBN: 9989929076, 802385173X | PDF | 1,2 mb

This is a series of articles written and published in 1996-2000 in Macedonia, in Russia, in Egypt and in the Czech Republic. How the West lost the East. The economics, the politics, the geopol itics, the conspiracies, the corruption, the old and the new, the plough and the internet – it is all here, in prose, as provoc ative and vitriolic and loving and longing as I could make it. From “The Mind of Darkness”: “‘The Balkans’ – I say – ‘is the unconscious of the world’. People stop to digest this metaphor and then they nod enthusiastically. It is here that the repressed memories of history, its traumas and fears and images reside. It is here that the psychodynamics of humanity – the tectonic clash between Rome and Byzantium, West and East, Judeo-Christianity and Islam – is still easily discernible. We are seated at a New Year’s dining table, loaded with a roasted pig and exotic salads. I, the Jew, only half foreign to this cradle of Slavonics. Four Serbs, five Macedonians. It is in the Balkans that all ethnic distinctions fail and it is here that they prevail anachronistically and atavistically. Contradiction and change the only two fixtures of this tormented region.

Netizenship, Activism and Online Community Transformation in Indonesia By Ario Seto

English | PDF | 2017 | 273 Pages | ISBN : 9811053960 | 2.94 MB

Focusing on the concept of prudence as ethical groundwork for digital practices and activism, this book considers digital media expediency and populism as conflicting required experiences that lead digital citizens to discover activism. It highlights the importance of digital citizens’ experience of ‘being-in-the-digital sphere’ and encourages the reader to look at the dynamics of online movement as a part of a community’s search for significance between the online and offline realms of activism.
Based on ethnographic research about the largest Indonesian online community, Kaskus, this book uses Indonesian digital citizenship as an example of online activism in a post-authoritarian state, with media viewed as a tool for democratic advancement and a catalyst for social movements among activists, students, and citizens both in Indonesia and further afield. Set at the intersection of media anthropology, sociology, Asian studies, and Citizenship studies, this book considers the shape and future of digital democracy in post-authoritarian state.

Ward Churchill, “Fantasies of the Master Race: Literature, Cinema, and the Colonization of American Indians”

2001 | pages: 282 | ISBN: 0872863484 | PDF | 4,4 mb

Chosen as an “Outstanding Book on the Subject of Human Rights in the United States” by the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights.
In this volume of incisive essays, Ward Churchill looks at representations of American Indians in literature and film, delineating a history of cultural propaganda that has served to support the continued colonization of Native America.
During each phase of the genocide of American Indians, the media has played a critical role in creating easily digestible stereotypes of Indians for popular consumption. Literature about Indians was first written and published in order to provoke and sanctify warfare against them. Later, the focus changed to enlisting public support for “civilizing the savages,” stripping them of their culture and assimilating them into the dominant society. Now, in the final stages of cultural genocide, it is the appropriation and stereotyping of Native culture that establishes control over knowledge and truth.
The primary means by which this is accomplished is through the powerful publishing and film industries. Whether they are the tragically doomed “noble savages” walking into the sunset of Dances With Wolves or Carlos Castaneda’s Don Juan, the exotic mythical Indians constitute no threat to the established order.
Literature and art crafted by the dominant culture are an insidious political force, disinforming people who might otherwise develop a clearer understanding of indigenous struggles for justice and freedom. This book is offered to counter that deception, and to move people to take action on issues confronting American Indians today.
“One of the most outspoken of current Native American activists, Churchill . . . is an amazingly consistent and perceptive writer.” —Publishers Weekly
“Ward Churchill has long since proven himself to be one of the most eloquent and powerful spokes[people] for American Indian rights.” — Russell Means
Ward Churchill has achieved an unparalleled reputation as a scholar-activist and analyst of indigenous issues. He is a political activist and an author of numerous books, including A Little Matter of Genocide, Struggle for the Land, and Fantasies of the Master Race.

Tim Whitmarsh, “The Cambridge Companion to the Greek and Roman Novel”

2008 | pages: 400 | ISBN: 0521684889 | PDF | 2,0 mb

The Greek and Roman novels of Petronius, Apuleius, Longus, Heliodorus and others have been cherished for millennia, but never more so than now. The Cambridge Companion to the Greek and Roman Novel contains nineteen original essays by an international cast of experts in the field. The emphasis is upon the critical interpretation of the texts within historical settings, both in antiquity and in the later generations that have been and continue to be inspired by them. All the central issues of current scholarship are addressed: sexuality, cultural identity, class, religion, politics, narrative, style, readership and much more. Four sections cover cultural context of the novels, their contents, literary form, and their reception in classical antiquity and beyond. Each chapter includes guidance on further reading. This collection will be essential for scholars and students, as well as for others who want an up-to-date, accessible introduction into this exhilarating material.