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Incomplete Thoughts On Librarianship And Its Related Fields

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A companion volume to "Alea Iacta Est: Radical Librarianship or A Profession Often Misunderstood." This work contains fragments of notes, quotes, articles, and random thoughts, sans context and references, which inspired (but were excluded from) the original text.


Smokey Garfield

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An enchanting book of poetry by Smokey Garfield, Crazy Cloud and Tim Fenlon. For our family's rated G


Development Fieldwork

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This book provides an invaluable guide to undertaking development fieldwork in both the developing world and in western contexts. It takes you through all the key stages in development research and covers:

 

  • Research design and the roles of quantitative and qualitative methods.
  • Research using archival, textual and virtual data, along with using the internet ethically.
  • Practical as well as personal issues, including funding, permissions, motivation and attitude.
  • Culture shock, ethical considerations and working with marginalized, vulnerable or privileged groups, from indigenous peoples through to elites and corporations.
  • How to write up your findings.

Sensitive, engaging and accessible in tone, the text is rich in learning features; from boxed examples to bullet-pointed summaries and questions for reflection. Development Fieldwork is the perfect companion for students engaged in research across development studies, geography, social anthropology or public policy.


The Realities Of Management

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Callaway aims at the front-line executive and manager and drives home the point that there are no standard solutions to management problems, simply because management circumstances are never alike. Indeed, problems have different solutions and the outcome in one situation can be different from the outcome in another. Basing his book upon real world situations and presenting problems in the way they usually occur, with no one solution but rather a range of possibilities, Callaway demonstrates that every decision carries risk. Making matters worse, rarely do managers have all of the information they need for truly self-assured and successful decisions. Indeed, he asks readers to decide which of the several solutions he offers to a problem is best under the given circumstances. Throughout his vividly drawn scenarios he makes clear that the authoritarian model of the manager is on the decline and just won't work as it once did in everyday work situations. From cubicle row to mahogany row, managers who participate with Callaway in his moral and ethical decision situations and in his other real world mind-benders will find themselves unable to resist asking: What would I do? Callaway looks at management problems in terms of people, organizational structures, ethics, morality, and corporate politics. His book shifts among many different levels within the organization to demonstrate that the decision process and the techniques used for risk assessment are essentially the same at all levels. From a discussion and critique of popular management theories and an overview of management processes, Callaway moves to an examination of how the changing attitudes of knowledge workers is affecting organizational models. He offers examples of what these models might look like, thus giving insight into new management techniques needed to manage tomorroW's workers in the virtual workplace. Sharply written but often playful, ^BThe Realities of Management is essential reading for anyone who manages or someday hopes to.


Characters Of Reductive Groups Over A Finite Field

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This book presents a classification of all (complex)
irreducible representations of a reductive group with
connected centre, over a finite field. To achieve this,
the author uses etale intersection cohomology, and
detailed information on representations of Weyl
groups.



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