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Buddhism and the Dynamics of Transculturality. New Approaches

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Book Series: Religion and Society ISSN: 14375370 ISBN: 9783110413083 Year: Volume: 64 Pages: 270 DOI: 10.1515/9783110413083 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Religion
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For over 2500 years, Buddhism was implicated in processes of cultural interaction that in turn shaped Buddhist doctrines, practices and institutions. While the cultural plurality of Buddhism has often been remarked upon, the transcultural processes that constitute this plurality, and their long-term effects, have scarcely been studied as a topic in their own right. The contributions to this volume present detailed case studies ranging across different time periods, regions and disciplines, and they address methodological challenges as well as theoretical problems. In addition to casting a spotlight on topics as diverse as the role of trade contacts in the early spread of Buddhism, the hybrid nature of religious practices in Japan or Indo-Tibetan relations in Tibetan polemical literature, the individual papers jointly raise the question as to whether there might be something distinct about how Buddhism steers and influences forms of cultural exchange, and is in turn shaped by modalities of cultural interaction throughout Asian, as well as global, history. The volume is intended to demonstrate the need for investigating transcultural dynamics more closely in the study of Buddhism, and to suggest new avenues for Buddhist Studies.

Informatique et sciences cognitives : Influences ou confluence ?

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ISBN: 9782735118960 DOI: 10.4000/books.editionsmsh.13863 Language: French
Publisher: Éditions de la Maison des sciences de l’homme
Subject: Science (General) --- Computer Science
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« D'un côté, les sciences cognitives ont pour ambition d'analyser les facultés "supérieures" des êtres vivants. De l'autre, les ordinateurs ont été construits pour effectuer des tâches fastidieuses nécessitant de grandes quantités de calcul. A priori, rien ne destinait donc l'informatique à influencer ou à être influencée par les sciences cognitives. » Faisant appel aux informaticiens et aux spécialistes des différentes disciplines cognitives - neurosciences, linguistique, psychologie, etc. -, cet ouvrage interroge la variété des points de rencontre entre leurs problématiques respectives tout au long du XXe siècle. Il rappelle par exemple que l'informatique a montré la difficulté insoupçonnée de tâches qui nous paraissent simples et la simplicité de tâches qui nous semblaient complexes et a posé, dès lors, la question de l'efficacité du comportement humain. Il analyse aussi la façon dont des notions habituellement étudiées par les sciences cognitives - la perception, le langage et l'intelligence, la rationalité mais aussi la mémoire, l'apprentissage, la représentation ou la connaissance - ont changé de contenu à partir du moment où l'informatique s'est essayée à les modéliser. Riche de ces apports pluridisciplinaires, cet ouvrage nous invite à réfléchir à la façon dont les technologies de l'information modifient l'expérience humaine, affectent nos façons de voir, de raisonner, de mémoriser, voire augmentent le champ de notre expérience.

Agir-en-réseau : Modèle d'action ou catégorie d'analyse ?

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ISBN: 9782753562639 DOI: 10.4000/books.pur.70677 Language: French
Publisher: Presses universitaires de Rennes
Subject: Social Sciences
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Que signifie ce nouvel impératif « agir-en-réseau » ? Quelle est l'utilité de la notion de réseau pour l'action collective : est-ce une notion pour guider l'action ou pour mieux l'analyser ? Le livre déploie un panorama de réponses, à travers les analyses de sociologues, de politologues, d'historiens et d'anthropologues qui tentent de clarifier en quoi cette notion est utile, à travers une étude de cas, dans des domaines très variés : altermondialistes, promoteurs du budget participatif, libertaires, environnementalistes, clientèles ethniques, factions politiques pré-démocratiques, nébuleuse anarchiste, théologie de la libération, mouvance de la gauche non communiste, universitaires, (ex-)guérilleros ou migrants. La plupart des exemples sont issus de l'Amérique latine mais ils sont tous traités de manière à contribuer à une réflexion collective qui dépasse tout ancrage continental. La première idée est de susciter une réflexion collective sur l'usage que nous faisons de cette notion de « réseau » dont la définition précise, les présupposés, et les exigences méthodologiques sont le plus souvent laissés dans le flou. La seconde idée est de dépasser l'opposition entre, d'une part, un usage « dur » de la notion correspondant à une « network analysis » en générale très formalisée et peu centrée sur l'action collective stratégique (une catégorie d'analyse), et d'autre part, un usage « idéologique » qui serait une simple reprise par les chercheurs des termes utilisés par les acteurs eux-mêmes lorsqu'ils évoquent leur expérience (un modèle d'action). Le livre ouvre une voie vers un usage compréhensif et réflexif de la notion de réseau dans l'analyse de l'action collective.

Framing Social Interaction

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ISBN: 9781472482587 9780367897246 Year: Pages: 198 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Sociology
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This book is about Erving Goffman’s frame analysis as it, on the one hand, was presented in his 1974 book Frame Analysis and, on the other, was actually conducted in a number of preceding substantial analyses of different aspects of social interaction such as face-work, impression management, fun in games, behavior in public places and stigmatization. There was, in other words, a frame analytic continuity in Goffman’s work. In an article published after his death in 1982, Goffman also maintained that he throughout his career had been studying the same object: the interaction order. In this book, the author states that Goffman also applied an overarching perspective on social interaction: the dynamic relation between ritualization, vulnerability and working consensus. However, there were also cracks in Goffman´s work and one is shown here with reference to the leading question in Frame Analysis – what is it that’s going on here? While framed on a "microsocial" level, that question ties in with "the interaction order" and frame analysis as a method. If, however, it is framed on a societal level, it mirrors metareflective and metasocial manifestations of changes and unrest in the interaction order that, in some ways, herald the emphasis on contingency, uncertainty and risk in later sociology. Through analyses of social media as a possible new interaction order – where frame disputes are frequent – and of interactional power, the applicability of Goffman’s frame analysis is illustrated. As such, this book will appeal to scholars and students of social theory, classical sociology and social interaction.&#xD;

Schizophrenia: A Consequence of Gene-Environment Interactions?

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Book Series: Frontiers Research Topics ISSN: 16648714 ISBN: 9782889195312 Year: Pages: 126 DOI: 10.3389/978-2-88919-531-2 Language: English
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Subject: Neurology --- Science (General)
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Schizophrenia is a multi-factorial disease characterized by a high heritability and environmental risk factors (e.g. stress and cannabis use). In recent years, an increasing number of researchers worldwide have started investigating the ‘two-hit hypothesis’ of schizophrenia predicting that genetic and environmental risk factors interactively cause the development of the disorder. This work is starting to produce valuable new animal models and reveal novel insights into the pathophysiology of schizophrenia. Eventually, it might help advance studies of the molecular pathways involved in this mental disorder and propose more specific molecular medicine. However, the complexity of this multi-factorial line of research has also caused difficulties in data interpretation and comparison. Our research topic is intended to cover past and current directions in research dedicated to the understanding and measurement of gene-environment interactions (GxE) in schizophrenia, the neurobiological and behavioural consequences of such interactions as well as the challenges and limitations one encounters when working on complex aetiological systems.

Intertwingled: The Work and Influence of Ted Nelson

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Book Series: History of Computing ISSN: 21906831 ISBN: 9783319169248 9783319169255 Year: Pages: 150 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-16925-5 Language: English
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Subject: Computer Science
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This engaging volume celebrates the life and work of Theodor Holm “Ted” Nelson, a pioneer and legendary figure from the history of early computing. Presenting contributions from world-renowned computer scientists and figures from the media industry, the book delves into hypertext, the docuverse, Xanadu and other products of Ted Nelson’s unique mind. Features: includes a cartoon and a sequence of poems created in Nelson’s honor, reflecting his wide-ranging and interdisciplinary intellect; presents peer histories, providing a sense of the milieu that resulted from Nelson’s ideas; contains personal accounts revealing what it is like to collaborate directly with Nelson; describes Nelson’s legacy from the perspective of his contemporaries from the computing world; provides a contribution from Ted Nelson himself. With a broad appeal spanning computer scientists, science historians and the general reader, this inspiring collection reveals the continuing influence of the original visionary of the World Wide Web.

Players and Arenas: The Interactive Dynamics of Protest

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Book Series: Protest and Social Movements ISBN: 9789089647085 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_611226 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Political Science
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Players and Arenas brings together a diverse group of experts to examine the interactions between political protestors and the many strategic players they encounter, such as cultural institutions, religious organizations, and the mass media—as well as potential allies, competitors, recruits, and funders. Discussing protestors and players as they interact within the arenas of specific social contexts, the essays show that the main constraints on what protestors can accomplish come not from social and political structures, but from other players with different goals and interests. Through a careful treatment of these situations, this volume offers a new way to approach the role of social protest in national and international politics.

Autonomous Driving: Technical, Legal and Social Aspects

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ISBN: 9783662488454 9783662488478 Year: Pages: 706 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-662-48847-8 Language: English
Publisher: Springer
Subject: Transportation
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This book takes a look at fully automated, autonomous vehicles and discusses many open questions: How can autonomous vehicles be integrated into the current transportation system with diverse users and human drivers? Where do automated vehicles fall under current legal frameworks? What risks are associated with automation and how will society respond to these risks? How will the marketplace react to automated vehicles and what changes may be necessary for companies?Experts from Germany and the United States define key societal, engineering, and mobility issues related to the automation of vehicles. They discuss the decisions programmers of automated vehicles must make to enable vehicles to perceive their environment, interact with other road users, and choose actions that may have ethical consequences. The authors further identify expectations and concerns that will form the basis for individual and societal acceptance of autonomous driving. While the safety benefits of such vehicles are tremendous, the authors demonstrate that these benefits will only be achieved if vehicles have an appropriate safety concept at the heart of their design. Realizing the potential of automated vehicles to reorganize traffic and transform mobility of people and goods requires similar care in the design of vehicles and networks. By covering all of these topics, the book aims to provide a current, comprehensive, and scientifically sound treatmentof the emerging field of “autonomous driving".

Computation and the Humanities: Towards an Oral History of Digital Humanities

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Book Series: Springer Series on Cultural Computing ISSN: 2195-9056 ISBN: 9783319201696 9783319201702 Year: Pages: 285 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-20170-2 Language: English
Publisher: Springer
Subject: Arts in general --- Computer Science
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This book addresses the application of computing to cultural heritage and the discipline of Digital Humanities that formed around it. Digital Humanities research is transforming how the Human record can be transmitted, shaped, understood, questioned and imagined and it has been ongoing for more than 70 years. However, we have no comprehensive histories of its research trajectory or its disciplinary development. The authors make a first contribution towards remedying this by uncovering, documenting, and analysing a number of the social, intellectual and creative processes that helped to shape this research from the 1950s until the present day.By taking an oral history approach, this book explores questions like, among others, researchers’ earliest memories of encountering computers and the factors that subsequently prompted them to use the computer in Humanities research.Computation and the Humanities will be an essential read for cultural and computing historians, digital humanists and those interested in developments like the digitisation of cultural heritage and artefacts.

Symbiotic Interaction: 5th International Workshop, Symbiotic 2016, Padua, Italy, September 29–30, 2016, Revised Selected Papers

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Book Series: Information Systems and Applications, incl. Internet/Web, and HCI ISSN: 1611-3349 ISBN: 9783319577524 9783319577531 Year: Pages: 182 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-57753-1 Language: English
Publisher: Springer
Subject: Computer Science
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This book constitutes the proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Symbiotic Interaction, Symbiotic 2016, held in Padua, Italy, in October 2016.The 12 full papers and 3 short papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 23 submissions. The idea of symbiotic systems put forward in this workshop capitalizes on the computers’ ability to implicitly detect the users goals, preferences or/and psycho-physiological states and thereby enhancing human-computer interaction (HCI). The papers present an overview of the symbiotic relationships between humans and computers with emphasis on user-driven research on symbiotic systems, adaptive systems, implicit input data, physiological computing and BCI, but also on understanding the nature of the interdependence and agency between computers and humans more broadly.

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