Forty Years of Migration and Development Policy in Morocco and Mexico
Author: Natasha Iskander
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Category: Social Science
At the turn of the twenty-first century, with the amount of money emigrants sent home soaring to new highs, governments around the world began searching for ways to capitalize on emigration for economic growth, and they looked to nations that already had policies in place. Morocco and Mexico featured prominently as sources of "best practices" in this area, with tailor-made financial instruments that brought migrants into the banking system, captured remittances for national development projects, fostered partnerships with emigrants for infrastructure design and provision, hosted transnational forums for development planning, and emboldened cross-border political lobbies. In Creative State, Natasha Iskander chronicles how these innovative policies emerged and evolved over forty years. She reveals that the Moroccan and Mexican policies emulated as models of excellence were not initially devised to link emigration to development, but rather were deployed to strengthen both governments' domestic hold on power. The process of policy design, however, was so iterative and improvisational that neither the governments nor their migrant constituencies ever predicted, much less intended, the ways the new initiatives would gradually but fundamentally redefine nationhood, development, and citizenship. Morocco's and Mexico's experiences with migration and development policy demonstrate that far from being a prosaic institution resistant to change, the state can be a remarkable site of creativity, an essential but often overlooked component of good governance.
A Study of the Creative State
Author: Marshall Edward Dimock
Category: Industrial policy
Structural Violence and Creative Structures
Author: John Adlam,Tilman Kluttig,Bandy Lee
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
This is a provocative collection exploring the different types of violence and how they relate to one another, examined through the integration of several disciplines, including forensic psychotherapy, psychiatry, sociology, psychosocial studies and political science. By examining the 'violent states' of mind behind specific forms of violence and the social and societal contexts in which an individual act of human violence takes place, the contributors reveal the dynamic forces and reasoning behind specific forms of violence including structural violence, and conceptualise the societal structures themselves as 'violent states'. Other research often stops short at examining the causes and risk factors for violence, without considering the opposite states that may not only mitigate, but allow for a different unfolding of individual and societal evolution. As a potential antidote to violence, the authors prescribe an understanding of these 'creative states' with their psychological origins, and their importance in human behaviour and meaning-seeking. Making a call to move beyond merely mitigating violence to the opposite direction of fostering creative potential, this book is foundational in its capacity to cultivate social consciousness and effect positive change in areas of governance, policy-making, and collective responsibility. Volume 1: Structural Violence and Creative Structures covers structural and symbolic violence, with violent states and State violence, and with creative responses and creative states at the local and global levels.
creative state solutions for challenging times
Author: Sharon Silow-Carroll,Commonwealth Fund. Task Force on the Future of Health Insurance for Working Americans,Commonwealth Fund,Economic and Social Research Institute
Author: Charles McGaw,Kenneth Stilson,Larry Clark
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Category: Performing Arts
Emphasizing that an actor must believe to make his audience believe, ACTING IS BELIEVING remains one of the classic texts in the field. Charles McGaw’s and Larry D. Clark’s earlier editions influenced generations of actors, and this Eleventh Edition has been completely updated by Kenneth Stilson inspiring today’s future professionals. The textbook now includes an expanded theoretical grounding and numerous new and revised exercises to help today’s acting student apply the key concepts of a Stanislavski-based training program as interpreted through the eyes of twenty-first century artists. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Patricia Townsend
What is it like to be an artist? Drawing on interviews with professional artists, this book takes the reader inside the creative process. The author, an artist and a psychotherapist, uses psychoanalytic theory to shed light on fundamental questions such as the origin of new ideas and the artist's state of mind while working. Based on interviews with 33 professional artists, who reflect on their experiences of creating new works of art, as well as her own artistic practice, Patricia Townsend traces the trajectory of the creative process from the artist's first inkling or 'pre-sense', through to the completion of a work, and its release to the public. Drawing on psychoanalytic theory, particularly the work of Donald Winnicott, Marion Milner and Christopher Bollas, the book presents the artist's process as a series of interconnected and overlapping stages, in which there is a movement between the artist's inner world, the outer world of shared 'reality', and the spaces in-between. Creative States of Mind: Psychoanalysis and the Artist's Processfills an important gap in the psychoanalytic theory of art by offering an account of the full trajectory of the artist's process based on the evidence of artists themselves. It will be useful to artists who want to understand more about their own processes, to psychoanalysts and psychotherapists in their clinical work, and to anyone who studies the creative process.
Author: Joseph WOOD (of Ealing.)
Author: Joseph WOOD (of Ealing.)
Overcoming Fear in Life & Work
Author: Randall Huntsberry & Cheryl Cutler
What does it take to overcome fear? In a word, listening. Learning to quiet fear and listen three-dimensionally-to one's own inner voice, to others, and to the enviornment-is the practice Cutler and Huntsberry call creative listening. This book tells the story of how the authors stumbled upon this discovery and how it can help people from all walks of life to live more creatively and fearlessly.
Author: Joseph WOOD (of Ealing.)
Fundamental Principles of Immortality
Publisher: Ayfaar Foundation Inc.
The Universal Knowledge given by Oris offers the fundamentals of a new and unique world view for all of us. It allows us to penetrate the mystery of eternal existence to an extent inaccessible efore, reasonably and substantially solving the problems therein, offering convincing answers which are not available in any religious world view, philosophical movement or scientific theory. Oris? Information expands the limits of human experience and perception literally to infinity! IISSIIDIOLOGY is a deep synthesis of high-quality spiritual thinking and coherent, rational scientific analysis. Oris explains with appropriateness the unusual form in which he presents this systematic Knowledge: before we can reach and nderstand the deepest layers of the truth expressed in complex wording, everyone will have to free themselves from all revious limiting conclusions and conceptions, thus allowing more intensive flows of the newest information into one?s self-consciousness to form in it totally new, high-quality goals and objectives that until now have been considered fantastic and absolutely unachievable
Author: David Ross
Creative Thought and how to Make It Happen. From a creative thinker who's been doing it for more than thirty years.
Author: Steve Redhead
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
This book sets out a variety of reasons why we should move away from seeing the recent era as 'postmodern' and our culture as 'postmodernist' through a series of analyses of contemporary culture.
Author: Jurgen Wolff
Publisher: Pearson Education
Category: Business & Economics
Aimed specifically at entrepreneurs and small business owners, The book identifies marketing as the entire process of researching, creating, distributing and selling the product or service. it isn't about theory and metrics instead it's a practical guide that starts with the basis of all marketing: The proper mindset. The book: • •De-mystifies branding, showing how it is never a process undertaken for its own sake (or for creating sexy brochures or websites), but in order to burn the uniqueness of the business into the minds of customers. •Offers an extensive toolkit that includes the power of outsourcing and networking And The latest techniques in establishing rapport, And The power of language patterns in speech and copy. •Shows how to use both new and old media to best effects, with special attention to blogs, podcasts, viral videos and social networking sites. •Shows how to pull all of these elements together into a marketing master plan that you can formulate a one year plan then break down into a six month, three month and one month segments. Overall the book has a supportive, entertaining tone and includes cartoons, exercises, and examples that make it easy to Understand The techniques and put them into practise right away. The bonus video interviews And The downloadable PDF's and mp3 files and other material on the website add great value to this book.
Explorations in Evolutionary, Autopoietic, and Cognitive Dynamics
Author: Ben Goertzel
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Business & Economics
Cybernetic pioneer Warren McCullough asked: "What is a man, that he may know a number; and what is a number, that a man may know it?" Thinking along much the same lines, my question here is: "What is a creative mind, that it might emerge from a complex system; and what is a complex system, that it might give rise to a creative mind?" Complexity science is a fashionable topic these days. My perspective on complexity, however, is a somewhat unusual one: I am interested in complex systems science principally as it reflects on abstract mathematical, computational models of mind. In my three previous books, The Structure of Intelligence, Evolving Mind, and Chaotic Logic, I have outlined a comprehensive complex-systems-theoretic theory of mind that I now call the psynet model. This book is a continuation of the research program presented in my previous books (and those books will be frequently referred to here, by the nicknames EM and CL). One might summarize the trajectory of thought spanning these four books as follows. SI formulated a philosophy and mathem- ics of mind, based on theoretical computer science and the concept of "pattern. " EM analyzed the theory of evolution by natural selection in similar terms, and used this computational theory of evolution to establish the evolutionary nature of thought.