Description : In 1960, Paul Goodman argued that the Fordist system that treated people as mere cogs in a machine had created a profound unhappiness in young people and in American society as a whole. More than half a century later, professor David Blacker recognizes that decades of neoliberalism have pushed young people beyond unhappiness and into a collective identity crisis. Overall, Americans no longer feel needed to do jobs that had previously anchored them in society and are becoming disconnected and purposeless. The proliferation of new identities, based not on work but on consumption, is symptomatic of neoliberalism and its hyper-commodification and deregulation of everyday life.
Description : More than ever, we need our universities to be engines of change and social justice. Universities can play a major role in making this complex and changing world a better place, helping economies and societies to adapt and respond to the grand challenges we face, from tackling climate change to harnessing artificial intelligence. This is their mission and their challenge. If universities are to remain true to their higher purpose, they must also find a higher gear. Ed Byrne and Charles Clarke show how transforming universities can change the world.
Description : Electronic Financial Services provides an extensive overview of technology management and information communications technologies (ICT) in the financial services. Chapters cover E-banking, E-insurance, E-stock trading and E-fundraising and use examples of state-of-the-art information systems that are supporting the Internet operations of many financial service institutions. Jargon is not avoided, but is explained thoroughly Includes studies of e-finance systems in use by the major financial services in the world Small case studies are included, plus questions for discussion are given at chapter ends
Description : After mapping national decline over thirty years through twenty books, Peter Reading turns back in Faunal from blighted and bloated Old Blighty to focus vulture-like on threatened species, from feckless man himself to woodcocks, warblers and the whooping cranes of Texas. This also is his childhood territory, for birds and animals were his ﬁrst love before darker obsessions seized his imagination. His early naturalist's habit of close observation has persisted through his poetry, which in Faunal depicts wildlife from Mexico and Australia to Homer's wine-dark Aegean and the urban backwaters of Britain and America. Reading has an unerring eye for his birds, bats and beasts, moving between natural and human habitats with all his senses alert for danger and duplicity. Here be swamp alligators and crab-crunching sea otters, the free-flying frigate bird and the oil-slicked auk on the beach, the rabbit felled by myxomatosis and Homo sapiens ﬂoundering after chemotherapy. Faunal is both an ecologist's ﬁeld notebook of poems and an anthropol-ogist's account of his last expedition: half Noah's Ark, half Ship of Fools. Poetry Book Society Recommendation.