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Tradition and Modernity

Kwame Gyekye

in Tradition and Modernity: Philosophical Reflections on the African Experience

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195112252
eISBN:
9780199853069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112252.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

From the conventional definition of tradition as any cultural behavioral pattern or belief that has been passed on from one generation to another, the author attempts to formulate a new understanding ... More


Caste Systems and Technology in Premodern Societies

Elena Esposito

Matteo Cervellati and Uwe Sunde (eds)

in Demographic Change and Long-Run Development

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036627
eISBN:
9780262341660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036627.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter sheds new light on the effects of social institutions on long-run development. In particular, it explores the impact of caste systems during the early phases of economic and demographic ... More


Instrument Production

Halina Goldberg

in Music in Chopin's Warsaw

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195130737
eISBN:
9780199867424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130737.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Like elsewhere in Europe, the rise of the middle class in Poland at the start of the 19th century encouraged the growth of the instrument industry. The new forces of industrialization resulted in the ... More


The Evolution of the Production Process of Soap Operas Today

Erick Yates Green

in The Survival of Soap Opera: Transformations for a New Media Era

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737165
eISBN:
9781621037767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737165.003.0024
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter examines recent technological advancements through the lens of modern soap opera directors who are striving to keep abreast of these new developments. Technological advancements have ... More


Egypt

Gehan Rachty

in Telecommunications in Africa

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195102017
eISBN:
9780199854936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102017.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

At the start of the mid-1980s, reforms in the telecommunications industry had a positive influence on the economic progress and social welfare of Egypt. During the 1990s, this progress continued. ... More


Interdisciplinary Research in a High-Technology Company

W. T. Sackett

in International Research Management

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195062526
eISBN:
9780199854905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195062526.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management

After discussing the important elements of cross-disciplinary research, the author contextualizes this type of inquiry in companies that employ and promote advanced forms of technology, particularly ... More


Tanzania

M. L. Luhanca

in Telecommunications in Africa

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195102017
eISBN:
9780199854936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102017.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

Tanzania Telecommunications Company Limited (TTCL), a public-switched telephone network (PSTN), is the official provider of message transmission services in Tanzania. Basic provisions include voice ... More


Hunting for Religious Demand

Paul Froese

in The Plot to Kill God: Findings from the Soviet Experiment in Secularization

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520255289
eISBN:
9780520942738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255289.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Aeronautical technology was often presented as proof of atheism in the Soviet Union. “Sky” and “Heaven” being synonymous in Russian terminology, every flight into space was billed as an “assault on ... More


A Sound History of Technological Culture

Karin Bijsterveld

in Mechanical Sound: Technology, Culture, and Public Problems of Noise in theTwentieth Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026390
eISBN:
9780262268547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026390.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter examines the history of technological culture and how it is associated with the problem of noise. It tries to find the reason for the noise abatement approach becoming such a prolonged ... More


Namibia’s Telecommunications: The Link to Africa

Klaus Dierks

in Telecommunications in Africa

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195102017
eISBN:
9780199854936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102017.003.0014
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

Namibia's telecommunications industry is one of the most advanced sectors among the African countries, since the optimization of communication technology is the primary concern of Nambia's ... More


Policy and Regulatory Considerations

R.U.S. Prasad

in Resolving Disputes in Telecommunications: Global Practices and Challenges

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198066453
eISBN:
9780199081271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198066453.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Competition Law

This chapter studies the areas that need to be considered from the regulatory and policy perspectives. It views the institutional responses in regards to the current and emerging challenges in ... More


Financing Innovation in the United States, 1870 to the Present

Naomi R Lamoreaux and Kenneth L Sokoloff (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262122894
eISBN:
9780262277884
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262122894.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Although technological change is vital for economic growth, the interaction of finance and technological innovation is rarely studied. This book examines the ways in which innovation is funded in the ... More


Technology and The Organ in the Nineteenth Century

Kerala J. Snyder

in The Organ as A Mirror of Its Time

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195144154
eISBN:
9780199849369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195144154.003.0016
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter is about the technological advancements and their impacts on the organ in the 19th century. In the beginning of the 19th century, the technology of organ building was still based on ... More


Measuring Capital in the New Economy

Carol Corrado, John Haltiwanger, and Daniel Sichel (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226116129
eISBN:
9780226116174
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226116174.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

As the accelerated technological advances of the past two decades continue to reshape the United States' economy, intangible assets and high-technology investments are taking larger roles. These ... More


Advance to Maturity, 1919–1935

Wray R. Johnson and Wray R. Johnson

in Biplanes at War: US Marine Corps Aviation in the Small Wars Era, 1915-1934

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813177045
eISBN:
9780813177076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177045.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter serves as a bridge between the occupation of Haiti and the intervention in Nicaragua. During this period, the evolution of Marine Corps aviation was highlighted by organizational change, ... More


Evolution

Lasana T. Harris

in Invisible Mind: Flexible Social Cognition and Dehumanization

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035965
eISBN:
9780262339049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035965.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

The second chapter introduces the evolutionary perspective on social cognition, emphasizing the prioritorizing of survival and reproduction as basic human motives. It then describes an example of the ... More


Music Education and Quality of Life

C. Victor Fung and Lisa J. Lehmberg

in Music for Life: Music Participation and Quality of Life for Senior Citizens

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199371686
eISBN:
9780199371716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199371686.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

The opening chapter provides a framework built from the field of music education as new challenges and opportunities arise as a result of dramatic increases in (a) the awareness of music education ... More


Joining the Loose Ends

K. Kannan

in Medicine and the Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198082880
eISBN:
9780199082827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082880.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

The concluding chapter joins the loose ends to present a comprehensive world view of the field of medicine and law. Problems of medical education and reservation, it is concluded, are compounded by ... More


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