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The Unreal Estate Guide to Detroit

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ISBN: 9780472035212 9780472029174 Year: Language: English
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Subject: Architecture
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Intense attention has been paid to Detroit as a site of urban crisis. This crisis, however, has not only yielded the massive devaluation of real estate that has so often been noted; it has also yielded an explosive production of seemingly valueless urban property that has facilitated the imagination and practice of alternative urbanisms. The first sustained study of Detroit's alternative urban cultures, The Unreal Estate Guide to Detroit initiates a new focus on Detroit as a site not only of urban crisis but also of urban possibility.The Guide documents art and curatorial practices, community and guerilla gardens, urban farming and forestry, cultural platforms, living archives, evangelical missions, temporary public spaces, intentional communities, furtive monuments, outsider architecture, and other work made possible by the ready availability of urban space in Detroit. The Guide poses these spaces as "unreal estate": urban territory that has slipped through the free- market economy and entered other regimes of value, other contexts of meaning, and other systems of use. The appropriation of this territory in Detroit, the Guide suggests, offers new perspectives on what a city is and can be, especially in a time of urban crisis.

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Urban life --- Detroit --- city

Life and Technology: An Inquiry Into and Beyond Simondon

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Book Series: After Simondon ISBN: 9783957960702 9783957960719 Year: Pages: 73 DOI: 10.14619/015 Language: English
Publisher: meson press
Subject: Philosophy
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The philosophy of Gilbert Simondon has reinvigorated contemporary thinking about biological and technological beings. In this book, Jean-Hugues Barthélémy takes up Simondon’s thought and shows how life and technology are connected by a transversal theme: individuation. In the first essay, Barthélémy delivers a contemporary interpretation of Simondon’s concept of ontogenesis against the backdrop of biology and cybernetics. In the second essay, he extends his reflections to propose a non-anthropological understanding of technology, and so sets up a confrontation with the work of Martin Heidegger.

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Life --- Technology --- Simondon --- Individuation

La Fin de vie en Suisse

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ISBN: 9783796539701 Year: Pages: 240 DOI: 10.24894/978-3-7965-3970-1 Language: French
Publisher: Schwabe Verlag Grant: Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung
Subject: Science (General)
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This volume gives an overview of what is known from an academic perspective about the end of life in Switzerland. The authors, who represent different academic disciplines, deal with crucial questions, such as experiences of individuals, personal decisions concerning their own end of life, care situations, costs, legal regulations, and ideals of dying.

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end of life

Das Lebensende in der Schweiz

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ISBN: 9783796539695 Year: Pages: 240 DOI: 10.24894/978-3-7965-3969-5 Language: German
Publisher: Schwabe Verlag Grant: Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung
Subject: Science (General)
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This volume gives an overview of what is known from an academic perspective about the end of life in Switzerland. The authors, who represent different academic disciplines, deal with crucial questions, such as experiences of individuals, personal decisions concerning their own end of life, care situations, costs, legal regulations, and ideals of dying.

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Recoding Life

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ISBN: 9781138225572 Year: Pages: 172 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Sociology --- Social Sciences
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This book addresses the unprecedented convergence between the digital and the corporeal in the life sciences and turns to Foucault’s biopolitics in order to understand how life is being turned into a technological object. It examines a wide range of bioscientific knowledge practices that allow life to be known through codes that can be shared (copied), owned (claimed, and managed) and optimised (remade through codes based on standard language and biotech engineering visions).

Fundamentals for the Anthropocene

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ISBN: 9783110567311 Year: Pages: 135 DOI: 10.1515/9783110567311 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Statistics --- Biology
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This book seeks to bridge the gap between leading edge scholarship about the nature of the physical, tangible Universe and the nature of the life process on Earth on the one hand, and on the other hand challenges facing human society as to the current revolution in energy sources, national and international levels of political and economic organization, and humanity`s impacts upon the global ecosystem which have given rise to the depiction of a new era in earthlife termed the anthropocene.The author`s public career included responsibilities for economic policy formulation and implementation at the United States Department of Justice, the United States Agency for International Development, and a White House Office of Consumer Affairs. This provided an elevated overview of many current economic and political issues.These responsibilities stimulated a multi-decade exploration of leading academics` insights into the relational structuring of the Universe, non-equilibrium thermodynamics, complexity in the universe, and the structure of the life process. This book applies such fundamental insights to the question whether humanity will succeed or fail in its ambitious but uncertain quest.

Migration und Lebenszufriedenheit

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ISBN: 9783863882365 9783863880712 Year: Pages: 340 DOI: 10.3224/86388071 Language: German
Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich
Subject: Sociology
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The author examines the life satisfaction of various immigrant groups in Germany. On the one hand, she describes the life satisfaction of immigrants in comparison to the life satisfaction of West Germans. On the other hand, she explains the multidimensional life satisfaction in general and the life satisfaction of migrants of different origins in particular.

Domestic Devotions in Early Modern Italy

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Book Series: Intersections ISBN: 9789004375871 9789004342569 Year: Pages: 468 DOI: 10.1163/9789004375871 Language: English
Publisher: Brill Grant: FP7 Ideas: European Research Council - 319475
Subject: Religion --- History
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Domestic Devotions in Early Modern Italy illuminates the vibrancy of spiritual beliefs and practices which profoundly shaped family life in this era. Scholarship on Catholicism has tended to focus on institutions, but the home was the site of religious instruction and reading, prayer and meditation, communal worship, multi-sensory devotions, contemplation of religious images and the performance of rituals, as well as extraordinary events such as miracles. Drawing on a wide range of sources, this volume affirms the central place of the household to spiritual life and reveals the myriad ways in which devotion met domestic needs. The seventeen essays encompass religious history, the histories of art and architecture, material culture, musicology, literary history, and social and cultural history.

Entwicklung eines Biosensorarray-Systems auf der Basis von akustischen Oberflächenwellensensoren mit integrierter einwegtauglicher Mikrofluidik

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ISBN: 9783866443181 Year: Pages: XXII, 177 p. DOI: 10.5445/KSP/1000009924 Language: GERMAN
Publisher: KIT Scientific Publishing
Subject: Technology (General)
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Im Rahmen dieser Arbeit wurde das Herzstück eines Biosensorarraysystems auf der Basis von akustischen Oberflächenwellensensoren (engl. surface acoustic wave, SAW) entwickelt. Hierfür wurde ein spezielles Sensorgehäuse entwickelt, das ein leichtes Hantieren mit diesen Sensoren ermöglicht. Das System wurde durch eine integrierte einwegtaugliche Mikrofluidik ergänzt, welche als einwegtaugliche indirekte Fluidik ausgelegt wurde.

Beyond Price : Essays on Birth and Death

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ISBN: 9782821876330 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: Philosophy
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In nine lively essays, bioethicist J. David Velleman challenges the prevailing consensus about assisted suicide and reproductive technology, articulating an original approach to the ethics of creating and ending human lives. He argues that assistance in dying is appropriate only at the point where talk of suicide is not, and he raises moral objections to anonymous donor conception. In their place, Velleman champions a morality of valuing personhood over happiness in making end-of-life decisions, and respecting the personhood of future children in making decisions about procreation. These controversial views are defended with philosophical rigor while remaining accessible to the general reader. Written over Velleman's 30 years of undergraduate teaching in bioethics, the essays have never before been collected and made available to a non-academic audience. They will open new lines of debate on issues of intense public interest.

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bioethics --- death --- procreation --- life --- assisted suicide

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