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D.A. Pennebaker

Keith Beattie

This volume is the first book-length study of the extensive career and prolific works of D.A. Pennebaker, one of the pioneers of direct cinema, a documentary form that emphasizes observation and a straightforward portrayal of events. With a career spanning decades, Pennebaker's many projects have included avant-garde experiments (Daybreak Express), ground-breaking television documentaries (Primary), celebrity films (Dont Look Back), concert films (Monterey Pop), and innovative fusions of documentary and fiction (Maidstone)._x000B__x000B_Exploring the concept of "performing the real," Keith Beattie's insightful analysis interprets the ways in which Pennebaker's presentation of unscripted everyday performances is informed by connections between documentary filmmaking and other experimental movements such as the New American Cinema. Through his collaborations with such various artists as Richard Leacock, Shirley Clarke, Norman Mailer, and Jean-Luc Godard, Pennebaker has continually reworked and redefined the forms of documentary filmmaking. This book also includes a recent interview with the director and a full filmography.

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D'Asimov à Star Wars

Représentations politiques dans la science-fiction

La science-fiction prend de plus en plus d’espace dans la culture populaire. Le phénomène planétaire que représente Star Wars, ou encore les séries télévisées iconiques telles Star Trek, constituent des preuves convaincantes de la popularité du genre. Comme toutes les formes d’art populaire, la science-fiction a le formidable talent de parler franchement de la société qui la con-çoit et la consomme. Qui plus est, parce qu’elle permet de voir ce qui pourrait être, elle se fait le miroir de nos craintes collectives les plus criantes ; elle est éminemment politique. Les auteurs de cet ouvrage, des amateurs de science-fiction spécialistes de la politique, de l’éthique ou des technologies, se penchent sur les représentations politiques portées par des œuvres de science-fiction afin de faire ressortir les rapports de force et les relations de pouvoir — existants ou anticipés — qui s’exercent dans le monde occidental contemporain. D’Isaac Asimov à Andrew Scott Card, en passant par les superhéros de Marvel ainsi que les mondes de Star Wars et de Star Trek, et inspirés par ce qu’ont fait certains éthiciens et philosophes, les auteurs offrent un éclairage nouveau sur les enjeux sociaux, politiques et éthiques soulevés par la science-fiction. Que nous disent ces interprétations de notre monde ? Quels avenirs projettent-elles ? Reflètent-elles les luttes réelles de pouvoir au sein de nos sociétés occidentales ? Que nous disent-elles sur nos craintes, nos inquiétudes politiques, nos dilemmes éthiques ? Comment interpréter les différentes visions du monde présentées dans ces œuvres ? L’ouvrage offre un portrait détaillé des liens entre les œuvres de science-fiction et la science politique.

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Débats sur la professionnalisation des enseignants

Les apports de la formation des adultes

Edited by Philippe Maubant

Les recherches en formation d'adultes permettent d'observer, depuis les années 2000, l'émergence de recherches en éducation visant à comprendre les conditions de réalisation et de réussite de l'apprentissage professionnel. Le rapprochement qui est fait dans cet ouvrage entre le champ de recherche de la formation d'adultes et la formation à l'enseignement s'imposait pour penser celle-ci au service de l'amélioration des compétences professionnelles des enseignants. En s'attardant à l'éducation comparée, en confrontant des recherches nord-américaines et européennes et en étudiant des travaux sur les interactions entre l'enseignant en formation et les différentes ressources formatives impliquées dans sa formation, ce livre ouvre des pistes de réflexion novatrices.Cet ouvrage est issu du premier symposium international organisé par l'Institut de recherche sur les pratiques éducatives, qui a eu lieu à Sherbrooke en octobre 2009. Ce symposium a servi d'acte fondateur pour la constitution d'un réseau-observatoire international sur la professionnalisation dans les métiers relationnels et de l'interaction humaine.

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D-Day in History and Memory

The Normandy Landings in International Remembrance and Commemoration

Edited by Michael Dolski, Sam Edwards, and John Buckley

Over the past sixty-five years, the Allied invasion of Northwestern France in June 1944, known as D-Day, has come to stand as something more than a major battle. The assault itself formed a vital component of Allied victory in the Second World War. D-Day developed into a sign and symbol; as a word it carries with it a series of ideas and associations that have come to symbolize different things to different people and nations. As such, the commemorative activities linked to the battle offer a window for viewing the various belligerents in their postwar years. This book examines the commonalities and differences in national collective memories of D-Day. Chapters cover the main forces on the day of battle, including the United States, Great Britain, Canada, France and Germany. In addition, a chapter on Russian memory of the invasion explores other views of the battle. The overall thrust of the book shows that memories of the past vary over time, link to present-day needs, and also still have a clear national and cultural specificity. These memories arise in a multitude of locations such as film, books, monuments, anniversary celebrations, and news media representations.

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D-Day in the Pacific

The Battle of Saipan

Harold J. Goldberg

In June 1944 the attention of the nation was riveted on events unfolding in France. But in the Pacific, the Battle of Saipan was of extreme strategic importance. This is a gripping account of one of the most dramatic engagements of World War II. The conquest of Saipan and the neighboring island of Tinian was a turning point in the war in the Pacific as it made the American victory against Japan inevitable. Until this battle, the Japanese continued to believe that success in the war remained possible. While Japan had suffered serious setbacks as early as the Battle of Midway in 1942, Saipan was part of her inner defense line, so victory was essential. The American victory at Saipan forced Japan to begin considering the reality of defeat. For the Americans, the capture of Saipan meant secure air bases for the new B-29s that were now within striking distance of all Japanese cities, including Tokyo.

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D-Day Remembered

The Normandy Landings in American Collective Memory

by Michael R. Dolksi

D-Day, the Allied invasion of northwestern France in June 1944, has remained in the forefront of American memories of the Second World War to this day. Depictions in books, news stories, documentaries, museums, monuments, memorial celebrations, speeches, games, and Hollywood spectaculars have overwhelmingly romanticized the assault as an event in which citizen-soldiers— the everyday heroes of democracy—engaged evil foes in a decisive clash fought for liberty, national redemption, and world salvation. In D-Day Remembered, Michael R. Dolski explores the evolution of American D-Day tales over the course of the past seven decades. He shows the ways in which that particular episode came to overshadow so many others in portraying the twentieth century’s most devastating cataclysm as “the Good War.” With depth and insight, he analyzes how depictions in various media, such as the popular histories of Stephen Ambrose and films like The Longest Day and Saving Private Ryan, have time and again reaffirmed cherished American notions of democracy, fair play, moral order, and the militant, yet non-militaristic, use of power for divinely sanctioned purposes. Only during the Vietnam era, when Americans had to confront an especially stark challenge to their pietistic sense of nationhood, did memories of D-Day momentarily fade. They soon reemerged, however, as the country sought to move beyond the lamentable conflict in Southeast Asia. Even as portrayals of D-Day have gone from sanitized early versions to more realistic acknowledgments of tactical mistakes and the horrific costs of the battle, the overarching story con¬tinues to be, for many, a powerful reminder of moral rectitude, military skill, and world mission. While the time to historicize this morality tale more fully and honestly has long since come, Dolski observes, the lingering positive connotations of D-Day indicate that the story is not yet finished.

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Défi au développement régional

Territorialité et changement social au Nicaragua sandiniste

Passer de la dépendance à l’autodéveloppement, tel est le défi qu’entend relever le Nicaragua. Pour ce faire, le nouvel État nicaraguayen entreprit en 1979 la transformation de ses structures sociales et économiques. Défi au développement régional analyse les nouvelles formes d’exploitation et de propriété mises en place dans un effort pour changer le découpage du territoire et pour solutionner les inégalités régionales.

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D'Holbach's Coterie

Alan Charles Kors

Students of the Enlightenment have long assumed that the major movement towards atheism in the Ancien Régime was centered in the circle of intellectuals who met at the home of Baron d'Holbach during the last half of the eighteenth century. This major critical study shows, contrary to the accepted views, that in fact, atheism was not the common bond of a majority of the members and that, far from being alienated figures, most of the members were privileged and publicly successful citizens devoted to peaceful and gradual reform.

Alan Charles Kors determines the coterie's membership and discovers it to have been a diverse assemblage of philosophes, men of letters, and scientists. Analyzing the thought and behavior of those members who lived past 1789, the author argues that the hostility to the Revolution expressed by the coterie's survivors was fully consistent with their world view.

Originally published in 1976.

The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

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Démocraties métropolitaines

Transformations de l'État et politiques urbaines au Canada, en France et en Grande-Bretagne

Edited by Bernard Jouve

Qui gouverne les villes? Quel est le degré d'autonomie des villes? Comment la globalisation et la recomposition des rapports sociaux dans les métropoles affectent-elles l'exercice de la démocratie et redéfinissent-elles la citoyenneté? Les auteurs proposent, en termes analytiques et empiriques, de découvrir la portée réelle du renouveau de la démocratie participative et délibérative et les dynamiques communes aux métropoles britanniques, canadiennes et françaises.

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Dénouer les conflits relationnels en milieu de travail

Les gestionnaires consacrent près de 80% de leur temps à contenir, éviter ou gérer des conflits qui se traduisent souvent en absences prolongées, en ratés dans la transmission de l'information, en complication de faire des horaires, etc. Éviter le conflit, fournir une réponse inédaquate ou renvoyer les personnes à elles-mêmes sont des pratiques très souvent utilisées mais qui n'apportent souvent qu'une résolution partielle du conflit et peuvent même conduire à l'émergence de conflits relationnels très difficiles à dénouer. Pour développer ses compétences en matière de gestion des conflits, le gestionnaire a besoin à la fois d'idées, de modèles et d'expériences. Dans cet ouvrage, Solange Cormier propose des pistes et des outils qui permettent d'aller au-delà de la simple résolution de problèmes et amène le gestionnaire à réfléchir sur le potentiel de développement personnel et organisationnel que représentent les conflits.

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