Publisher: Hatje Cantz Pub
Since the mid-1980s, Austrian wine production has been explosive--garnering stellar reviews, awards and record export revenues. Contemporary architects have found the country ripe with opportunity for further experimentation in the field of wine architecture, which emerged in Napa Valley in the 1990s and became renowned with the 2001 Pritzker Prize-winning, Herzog and de Meuron-designed Dominus Winery (deemed "a combination of sensorial and intellectual pleasure" by Pritzker judge Jorge Silvetti). This publication presents a selection of nearly 70 projects in Lower Austria, Burgenland and Styria, and discusses how the combination of ground-breaking architecture--like the striking silver facade of Steven Holl-designed Loisium winery in Langenlois--and emerging wineries have been changing the face of the Austrian countryside for the past two decades. As Martin Rauchbauer, Deputy Director of the Austrian Cultural Forum, has observed, "The quality of wine architecture in Austria is seen as more than a transitory phenomenon. A new architectural language has developed, which cautiously takes into account traditional forms of building and at the same time presents self-confident interpretations of the requirements of contemporary winemaking."
Author: Jessica Bridger, Christian Werthmann
Publisher: ORO Applied Research + Design
The world's population is ballooning, and most of Earth's new citizens will live in urban areas. Cities around the globe are already collectively occupied by billions of people with many of these metropolises and megalopolises lacking the organized, government-facilitated infrastructure of so-called "modern" cities in North America and Europe. Instead, residents build their own housing with whatever materials are available, using methods and standards that are sometimes dangerous-and other times ingenious. In fact, safety and health risks do not preclude self-built brilliance, nor vice versa.
Author: Richard Horden
Richard Horden is the pioneer of small-scale structures built with the most advanced materials & techniques available. This book showcases 40 of his projects that draw on technologies from the nautical & aviation industries, as well as natural forms, to make small buildings that are not only highly functional but kind to the environment.
A Chance for Possibility
Author: Alexander Steinberg
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
As philosophers are keen to say, there is a possible world where Socrates is a carpenter. Plausibly, truths about what might or could not be the case are not basic but grounded in more fundamental features of reality. Steinberg develops this insight into a novel account of the supervenience structure of the modal realm. This study was awarded the 2012 GAP/ontos award.
Author: Sophie Wolfrum, Winfried Nerdinger, Susanne Schaubeck
Reflects on urban development against the background of various urban concepts. This book documents 16 topics of urban development on the basis of texts, photographs and historical planning material.
The book sheds light on two closely related and highly relevant governance themes: the composition of supervisory boards and financial expertise as well as ownership structure. The author focuses on the financial expertise of supervisory boards and its impact on performance and risk. He analyses how supervisory boards are composed and how much financial expertise their members have, assesses the impact of financial expertise on a banks’ risk-return profiles and investigates if financial expertise in internal bank governance contributes to more stability and less risk taking in banking. Finally, he examines the effects of the ownership structure on credit risk. He finds that banks with a more concentrated ownership structure tend to behave riskier, which is indicated by larger CDS spreads.
Author: Ulla Schmid
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
The word belief is widely assumed to designate a special class of mental states, the attitude of representing something as being the case. This book provides a critique of representationalism by focusing on the role that psychological concepts play in language, the way in which they are used in practice. Offering an alternative conception of their meaning, it finds a new way to deal with Moore’s Paradox.
Positive Organizational Psychology
Author: Negruti, Andreea , Hristova, Plama, Larsen, Knud S.
Publisher: kassel university press GmbH
Author: Andreas Franzmann, Axel Jansen, Peter Münte
Publisher: Campus Verlag
Since the founding in 1660 of the Royal Society, London, scientists engaging in experimental research have sought to establish a base for exploratory work in communities and their political institutions. This connection between science and the national state has only grown stronger during the past two centuries. Here, historians, sociologists, and jurists discuss the history of that relationship since 1800, asking such key questions as how have scientists conceived of the national setting for their transnational work in the past, and how do they situate their work in the context of globalization? Taken together, the essays reveal that while nineteenth-century scientists in many countries felt they had to fight for public recognition of their work, the twentieth century witnessed the national endorsement and planning of science. With essays ranging from an analysis of speeches by nineteenth-century German university presidents to the state of science in the context of European integration, this book will appeal to anyone interested in the public and political role of science and its institutions in the past, present, and future.
In this book Rose illuminates the extraordinary creativity of Jewish intellectuals as they reevaluated Judaism with the tools of a German philosophical tradition fast emerging as central to modern intellectual life. While previous work emphasizes the "subversive" dimensions of German-Jewish thought or the "inner antisemitism" of the German philosophical tradition, Rose shows convincingly the tremendous resources German philosophy offered contemporary Jews for thinking about the place of Jews in the wider polity. Offering a fundamental reevaluation of seminal figures and key texts, Rose emphasizes the productive encounter between Jewish intellectuals and German philosophy. He brings to light both the complexity and the ambivalence of reflecting on Jewish identity and politics from within a German tradition that invested tremendous faith in the political efficacy of philosophical thought itself.
Offering the Gospel ADAPANON
Author: Johannes M. Wessels
Publisher: University of Bamberg Press
Author: Marti M. Lybeck
Publisher: SUNY Press
Uses historical case studies to illuminate women’s claims to emancipation and to sexual subjectivity during the tumultuous Wilhelmine and Weimar periods in Germany. Desiring Emancipation traces middle-class German women’s claims to gender emancipation and sexual subjectivity in the pre-Nazi era. The emergence of homosexual identities and concepts in this same time frame provided the context for expression of individual struggles with self, femininity, and sex. The book asks how women used new concepts and opportunities to construct selves in relationship to family, society, state, and culture. Taking a queer approach, Desiring Emancipation’s goal is not to find homosexuals in history, but to analyze how women reworked categories of gender and sex. Marti M. Lybeck interrogates their desires, demonstrating that emancipation was fraught with conflict, anachronism, and disappointment. Each chapter is a microhistorical recreation of the actions, writings, contexts, and conflicts of specific groups of women. The topics include the experience of first-generation university students, public debates about female homosexuality, and the stories of three civil servants whose careers were ruined by workplace accusations of homosexuality. The book concludes with a debate between the women who joined the 1920s homosexual movement on the meanings of their new identities.
The growing amount of information provided via web-based information technologies forces the users of these technologies to stop seeking for information before having acquired all available information. This stopping decision is either made actively following clear guidelines or subconsciously based on the seeker's intuition. This book analyzes the aforementioned duality by developing and testing a multi-theoretical research model dealing with information seeking stopping behavior in online scenarios. Thus, by delivering insights into the mechanisms that influence information seeking activities, this study does not only advance theory building in the Information Systems discipline and adjacent fields but is also highly relevant for practitioners and developers of information technology.
This volume examines identity and community through the intersection of queerness and race. The growing incorporation of white queer subjects into the socio-cultural and political landscape of the U.S. results in the usage of the queer community as a marker of progressiveness for the nation and in an increasing centrality of whiteness within the community and its surrounding politics. Can this queer community still undermine existing normative structures of whiteness and heteronormativity or does it simply reinforce them through universalizing queerness for the sake of legal and social reform that ultimately benefit only a few? Through the analysis of queer of color film, this book imagines the possibility of a pan-ethnic queer community, while simultaneously questioning the juxtaposition of a de-essential/anti-identity concept like queer and an essential concept like community. It troubles the intersection of queerness and race and even intersectionality itself.