Go Slow and Curvy

Author: dehyun sohn,Hee-Jung Jang,Timothy Jung

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319148540

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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This book introduces readers to the concepts of sustainability and philosophy of slowness for the management of public entities such as cities or regions. While many urban communities face economic challenges that clearly show the limitations of growth and ever-increasing speed, this book explores an alternative, thought-provoking standpoint in five chapters. The first chapter explains the importance and essence of slowness, smallness and sustainability for public organizations, while the second addresses the concept of “slow life” in an emotional society. Chapter three examines the issue of “slow management” and presents arguments for the value of small businesses as the true foundation of the economy. Chapter four rounds out the coverage with a focus on agriculture. Finally, in chapter five, the authors discuss the overall benefits of a “slow and curvy” management style in order to provide happiness, economic and social sustainability.

Slow Dreams

Author: Miles Lowry

Publisher: Ekstasis Editions

ISBN: 9780921215899

Category: Poetry

Page: 94

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Slow Dreams evokes those trance-like ideas that linger upon awakening in the middle of the night. Lowry's approach has always been multi-disciplinary, fulfiling a need to find affinities and reveal meanings through often startling combinations of word and image.

Slow Democracy

Author: Susan Clark,Woden Teachout

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603584137

Category: Political Science

Page: 241

View: 5767


Reconnecting with the sources of decisions that affect us, and with the processes of democracy itself, is at the heart of 21st-century sustainable communities. Slow Democracy chronicles the ways in which ordinary people have mobilized to find local solutions to local problems. It invites us to bring the advantages of "slow" to our community decision making. Just as slow food encourages chefs and eaters to become more intimately involved with the production of local food, slow democracy encourages us to govern ourselves locally with processes that are inclusive, deliberative, and citizen powered. Susan Clark and Woden Teachout outline the qualities of real, local decision making and show us the range of ways that communities are breathing new life into participatory democracy around the country. We meet residents who seize back control of their municipal water systems from global corporations, parents who find unique solutions to seemingly divisive school-redistricting issues, and a host of other citizens across the nation who have designed local decision-making systems to solve the problems unique to their area in ways that work best for their communities. Though rooted in the direct participation that defined our nation's early days, slow democracy is not a romantic vision for reigniting the ways of old. Rather, the strategies outlined here are uniquely suited to 21st-century technologies and culture.If our future holds an increased focus on local food, local energy, and local economy, then surely we will need to improve our skills at local governance as well.

Smiling in Slow Motion

Author: Derek Jarman

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473559065

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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'The life-affirming expression of an artist engaged in living to the full' The Times Smiling in Slow Motion is Derek Jarman's last journal, stretching from May 1991 until a fortnight before his death in February 1994. Jarman writes with his trademark humour and candour about friends and enemies, as he races through his final years of film-making, gardening and radical political protest. Written from Jarman's Charing Cross Road flat, his famed garden at Dungeness, and finally from his bed in St Bartholomew's Hospital, Jarman meditates on his own deteriorating health and the loss of his contemporaries. Yet Smiling in Slow Motion is not simply a chronicle of illness and regret: it is, at its heart, one of endeavour, determination and pride. WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY NEIL BARTLETT

Slow Flows the Pampa

Author: K. E. Verghese

Publisher: Concept Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: India

Page: 235

View: 3774


Study of Thalavady Village, Kerala, 1978.

Long Slow Burn

Author: Kath Weston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135208824

Category: Art

Page: 347

View: 8172


Kath Weston's powerful collection of essays, Long, Slow Burn, challenges the preconception that queer studies is the brainchild of the humanities and argues that social science has been talking about sex all along. To deny this one would have to overlook Kinsey's pioneering sex research in the 1950s, or the psychiatrist Evelyn Hooker's pathbreaking study of homosexuality, but also in the "sex talk" that lies at the heart of classic debates on kinship, inequality, cognition, and other foundational topics in the social sciences. What is different now, Weston claims, is the way sexuality has been isolated from other contemporary issues. Not content with its ghettoization as a contained subfield, Weston refuses to draw an artificial line around sexuality.

Slow Motion Riot

Author: Peter Blauner

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 145321528X

Category: Fiction

Page: 370

View: 9468


A New York probation officer locks horns with a brutal drug dealer in this “gripping” Edgar Award winner from a New York Times–bestselling author (Library Journal). As a probation officer in a city plagued by drugs, murders, and corruption, Steven Baum supervises marginal criminals—not dangerous enough for prison, but too damaged to go totally free. He watches them, keeps them in line, and once in a long while, helps one improve his life. The job is a vicious grind, but Steven is good at it, and he is about to be rewarded with a transfer to active duty. But first he has to deal with Darryl King. A small-time dealer with big aspirations, Darryl is the kind of thug who makes probation officers want to quit. Although the boy terrifies him, Steven holds out hope for helping him turn his life around. What he doesn’t know is that Darryl is a cop-killer—and his troubles have only just begun. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Peter Blauner including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.

Teaching the 'Slow' Learner in the Special School

Author: M. F. Cleugh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000391531

Category: Education

Page: 352

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This book is a re-issue originally published in 1961. The language used is a reflection of its era and no offence is meant by the Publishers to any reader by this re-publication. Dr Cleugh was in charge of the course for teachers of so-called 'educationally sub-normal' children at the University of London Institute of Education. This work, an up-to-date guide at the time, was written by practising teachers who had passed through the Institute’s course, and covers every part of the curriculum from the point of view of the 'slow' learner.

The Creed in Slow Motion

Author: Martin Kochanski

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1399801554

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth... The Creed is the bones of our faith. In all our different ways, it makes us who we are. But when we stand up and recite the Creed in unison, we have no time to contemplate what it is that we are committing ourselves to. The words rush past, their meaning blurred by familiarity. If we could only slow them down and hear them properly, they would have the power to change worlds. That is what The Creed in Slow Motion aims to do. This is a book for people who like to think things through from first principles. It will not tell you what to believe. (It is for you to engage your mind and discover that for yourself. And for unbelievers to learn what exactly they disbelieve, and why.) In forty short chapters, with clarity and wit, The Creed in Slow Motion draws examples from real-life stories, history and even science to uncover the core claims of Christianity. By turns it is deep, heartening, startling, revolutionary and even, by the world's standards, outrageous.