185 results for Book item, 2010

  • Towards a social ontology of improvised sound work

    Russell, B. (2010)

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    Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, Te Wānanga Ōtautahi

    Improvised sound work is one of the key areas of inter-generic hybridity in contemporary music. Any attempt to identify a social role and agree on a cultural meaning for such improvisational practice must grapple first with issues of definition. These issues are especially acute for emerging hybrid practices because their practical development outstrips the ability of the available critical/ideological structures to provide useful and generally agreed definitions for them.

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  • Kant, Skepticism, and the Comparison Argument

    Vanzo, Alberto (2010)

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    University of Otago

    Kant's writings on logic illustrate the comparison argument about truth, which goes as follows. A truth-bearer p is true if and only if it corresponds, or it agrees, with a portion of reality: the object(s), state(s) of affairs, or event(s) p is about. In order to know whether p agrees with that portion of reality, one must check if that portion of reality is as p states. Using the terms of the comparison argument, one must compare p with that portion of reality. This is impossible, because the only knowledge of reality we can have is in the form propositions, beliefs, or judgments, whose agreement with reality is as much in need of justification as the agreement of p with reality. Therefore, it is impossible to know which truth-bearers are true. In this paper, I reconstruct Kant's version of the comparison argument. I argue that, for Kant, the argument is sound only under the assumption of transcendental realism. Transcendental idealism avoids the sceptical consequences of the comparison argument.

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  • The digitisation of New Zealand’s research, heritage and culture

    Stanger, Nigel (2010-09-15)

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    University of Otago

    Over the last 25 years, it has become possible to digitise and store an ever-increasing amount and variety of material. New Zealand has been one of the leaders in this area, with early initiatives such as the New Zealand Digital Library in the mid 1990s and the more recent Digital Content Strategy (http://www.digitalcontent.govt.nz/) promoting the idea of digitising New Zealand’s research, heritage and culture and making it available online. The government is committed to ensuring “New Zealand will be a world leader in using information and technology to realise its economic, environmental, social and cultural goals” (New Zealand Government, 2005, p. 4). They see New Zealanders as world leaders in using information and technology to build globally connected science and technology research communities. A key benefit of digitising research, cultural and heritage material is improved accessibility. It can be difficult and laborious to find specific items in traditional “hard copy” collections, whereas digital collections can be quickly and easily searched. They can also be made available via the Internet to a much larger audience than was previously possible. Digitisation also removes the access bottleneck arising from there being few physical copies of an item, as many people can access the same digital item simultaneously. Finally, digitisation helps us to preserve fragile historical material by reducing the need for physical access, and hence the likelihood of further physical damage or even loss. The need to store and manage digital collections of this nature has driven the development of digital libraries and repositories of various kinds, including the already mentioned New Zealand Digital Library. More recently, the launch of the government’s Digital Strategy in 2005 resulted in a nationwide proliferation of digital research repositories at New Zealand tertiary institutions, and ultimately led to the development of the Kiwi Research Information Service (KRIS) by the National Library of New Zealand. These developments have made New Zealand’s research readily available to the wider world. The same technologies used to build these institutional research repositories are also now being applied in non-academic areas. In 2006, the Cardrona Online Museum was launched, with the aim of storing and making available heritage materials relating to the Cardrona district. The launch attracted strong interest and has led into an ongoing project to develop a similar repository for the Central Otago region. In parallel, the Horowhenua Library Trust and Katipo Communications, Ltd., developed the Kete software to facilitate online community collaboration, and recently, the National Library began to harvest and index content from New Zealand Web sites for its DigitalNZ project. In this chapter, we will examine these developments, their impact on the dissemination of New Zealand’s research, heritage and culture, and look forward to future developments in this area.

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  • Towards a social ontology of improvised sound work

    Russell, B. (2010)

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    Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, Te Wānanga Ōtautahi

    Improvised sound work is one of the key areas of inter-generic hybridity in contemporary music. Any attempt to identify a social role and agree on a cultural meaning for such improvisational practice must grapple first with issues of definition. These issues are especially acute for emerging hybrid practices because their practical development outstrips the ability of the available critical/ideological structures to provide useful and generally agreed definitions for them.

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  • Emotions Expressed and Aroused by Music: Philosophical Perspectives

    Davies, Stephen (2010)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Mentoring and the Transfer of Organizational Memory within the Context of an Aging Workforce: Cultural Implications for Competitive Advantage

    Dunham, Annette; Burt, CDB (2010)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Organizational memory, the knowledge gained from organizational experience, has significant potential for competitive advantage. Many authors in the knowledge management and human resource management literatures consider mentoring to be a particularly effective method of transferring organizational memory. In addition, older workers are often considered ideal mentors in organizations because of their experience and alleged willingness to pass on their knowledge to less experienced employees. There is an associated assumption that these workers also anticipate and experience positive outcomes when mentoring others. This chapter considers whether these assumptions hold up in the workplaces of the 21st century, particularly within Western countries. Individualistic cultural norms and some discriminatory practices towards older workers, along with a changing career contract that no longer guarantees employment in one organization for life, may discourage knowledge sharing in organizations. This chapter discusses the constraints and motivations that may operate when older experienced workers consider mentoring others. It considers relevant global and organizational cultural characteristics that may influence mentoring to transfer knowledge, and accordingly suggests strategies for those eager to capitalise on the knowledge experienced employees possess.

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  • Non-Western Art and Art's Definition

    Davies, Stephen (2010)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Outside the frame: depicting Auckland's urban landscape

    Tyler, Linda (2010-04-01)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    From farmer to art historian and film critic, geographer and planner to lawyer, from landscape architect to poet and environmentalist - these are diverse voices.

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  • Synchronisation

    Vali, R; Berber, Stevan; Nguang, Sing (2010)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • The mundanity of evil: Everyday Nazism in post-war popular culture

    Abbenhuis, Maartje; Buttsworth, SL (2010)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Community meets university on Mangere Mountain

    Jesson, Jocelyn (2010)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Seeking Justice for the historical claims of indigenous people in Aotearoa New Zealand

    Williams, David (2010)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Publication of papers prepared by a group of international scholars for the American Bar Association's "World Justice Forum", Vienna, Austria, 2008

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  • St. Patrick on Bougainville, Papua New Guinea

    Laracy, Hugh (2010)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Exploring Consumption's Pedagogy and Envisioning a Critical Pedagogy of Consumption - Living and learning in the Shadow of the "Shopocalypse"

    Sandlin, JA; McLaren, Peter (2010)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Katrina And The Banshee's Wail: The Racilization Of Class Exploitation

    McLaren, Peter; Jaramillo, NE (2010)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Aloha for Sale: A Class Analysis of Hawaii

    Ryoo, J; McLaren, Peter (2010)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Common heritage of mankind principle

    Taylor, Prudence (2010)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Participation of Non-governmental Organizations in Investment Arbitration as Amici Curiae

    Kawharu, Amokura (2010)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Assessing students' statistical literacy

    Budgett, Stephanie; Pfannkuch, Maxine (2010)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Media Portrayals of Motherhood in Parenting Magazines in Contemporary Japan

    Shimoda, Tomoko (2010)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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