Né à Paris en 1749, Louis Tousard est un personnage aujourd'hui oublié et méconnu. En 1777, il rejoint comme volontaire la bannière étoilée et participe à l'indépendance des États-Unis, puis devient successivement planteur à Saint-Domingue, inspecteur d'artillerie dans l'armée américaine et consul en Louisiane. Acteur engagé dans les révolutions américaine, haïtienne, française de la seconde moitié du XVIIIe siècle, il se situe au carrefour d'un espace atlantique marqué par la circulation de nouveaux modèles politiques et sociaux. Cette biographie retrace le parcours d'un officier illustrant les débuts chaotiques des relations franco-américaines et les dissymétries militaires d'un espace affecté par la remise en question d'un ordre politico-colonial désormais révolu.
Le 14 février 2008, les vies de Laura, 20 ans, et de sa mère, Renée tout comme celles de leurs proches ont basculé. Atteinte d'une méningite foudroyante, dont le diagnostic est posé tardivement, l'étudiante en soins infirmiers comprend qu'elle va mourir. Elle sombre dans un coma profond pendant dix jours. Ce qui se passe pendant cette période défie l'entendement... Elle vit une « décorporation », décrivant une scène dont tous les détails se révéleront exacts, mais aussi, elle communique par la pensée avec son père, à qui elle demande de la laisser partir... Tous lui disent adieu. Puis, le « miracle » survient. Ses organes reprennent leurs fonctions peu à peu et Laura revient à la vie. Commence une longue rééducation pour la jeune femme qui doit « repartir de zéro » et tenter d'intégrer ce qu'elle a vécu, y compris les épisodes les plus extraordinaires traversés lors de son coma. Un récit poignant écrit à quatre mains par Laura et sa mère Renée, porteur d'un message d'espoir pour ceux qui traversent des épreuves similaires aux frontières de la Vie. En témoignant de leur histoire auprès de nombreux médias, elles cherchent avant tout à lancer un appel au corps médical et aux autorités de santé pour que les signes annonciateurs de cette maladie si grave et brutale soient connus de tous et correctement interprétés.
Ce livre, c'est ma voix dessinée, c'est mon souffle qui prolonge un appel au dialogue.
Je suis de la génération qui voit sa réalité changer de version chaque jour. Je suis de ceux qui déforment leur visage avec les traits de l'incertitude. Ceux qui parlent seuls parmi les pays dehors où personne n'écoute.
Ma voix n'a de sens qu'entremêlée à la vôtre.
Je parle. Parlons seuls.
Sur une scène, un homme assiste et participe aux dédoublements de sa voix. La lumière se porte sur le spectacle de sa pensée, ses réflexions sensibles. L'obéissance impure offre deux suites de poèmes où s'entremêlent violence et langueur sous le calme mensonger de la contemplation matérielle. Consciente de ses mécanismes, la poésie laisse une place aux images l'ayant précédée, les récupère comme autant de tissus rapiéçant le vêtement qu'enfile le poète.
L'auteur de L'État succursale revient en grande forme avec un essai percutant sur la nature antidémocratique du nouveau libre-échange planétaire. Adoptant le point de vue de l'observateur citoyen, il démonte une à une les idées reçues de la mondialisation néolibérale.
Si les défenseurs de cette idéologie (qui en sont les premiers bénéficiaires) ont su l'imposer comme une doctrine incontestable, Savard-Tremblay estime qu'aujourd'hui, la sauce ne prend plus. Entre les « révoltes populistes » des électeurs qui refusent le maintien du statu quo, les crises successives qui ont mis au jour les errements des institutions économiques mondiales, et la prise de conscience collective des déprédations des grandes entreprises transnationales, il croit discerner les signes qu'un reversement démocratique du système est non seulement souhaitable, mais possible. À condition, bien entendu, d'être porté par un projet politique cohérent et humain.
Lasers have become an increasingly useful tool in conventional dental practice. Their precision and less invasive quality make them an attractive technology in esthetic and pediatric dentistry, oral medicine, and a range of other dental procedures. Lasers in Dentistry: Guide for Clinical Practice is a comprehensive, yet concise and easy-to-use guide to integrating lasers into conventional clinical practice. The book begins by providing the reader a thorough understanding of how lasers work and their varied effects on oral tissues. Subsequent chapters are organized by procedure type, illustrating common clinical techniques with step-by-step illustrations and case examples. In addition, each chapter provides an overview of the latest research for use in clinical practice. More comprehensive than at atlas yet practical and clinically oriented in its approach, Lasers in Dentistry is an essential tool for practitioners and students looking to broader their skill set in laser dentistry.
Avec son numéro 118, la revue XYZ invente le road short story ! David Dorais, qui dirige ces dix « Nouvelles de la route », parle plus poétiquement d'une « Odyssée en fragments ». Des auteurs de renom tels que Samuel Archibald, Raymond Bock, Anne-Marie Boivin, Nicolas Charette, Jean-Simon DesRochers, Jean Pierre Girard, Catherine Mavrikakis, William S. Messier et Suzanne Myre se sont inspirés du sous-thème qui leur a été attribué (le casse-croûte, l'autoroute, l'accident, la voiture, le motel, le motorisé, le Madrid, etc.). Le voyage est fascinant. Hors dossier, la rubrique « Thème libre » met à l'honneur un texte de David Clerson et la section « Intertexte » voit Renald Bérubé poursuivre sa traversée de la nouvelle américaine, amorcée dans le numéro 115 (automne 2013).
This book focuses on current subcontracting practices in the construction industry and their effects on Singapore's construction productivity. It offers readers a better understanding of how the fragmentation of large and small firms in Singapore impacts construction productivity when operating under the commonly adopted multilayer subcontracting system (MLSS), which extends globally to the construction industries in other countries that have adopted the MLSS. The book also assesses the effectiveness of subcontracting practices in helping local contractors improve their construction productivity (and thereby improve the industry's overall productivity). In closing, it provides recommendations on how the problems associated with the MLSS can best be addressed, and how its benefits can be capitalized on through organizational learning.
The ultimate guide to maximizing shareholder value through ERM The first book to introduce an emerging approach synthesizing ERM and value-based management, Corporate Value of Enterprise Risk Management clarifies ERM as a strategic business management approach that enhances strategic planning and other decision-making processes. A hot topic in the wake of a series of corporate scandals as well as the financial crisis Looks at ERM as a way to deliver on the promise of balancing risk and return A practical guide for corporate Chief Risk Officers (CROs) and other business professionals seeking to successfully implement ERM ERM is here to stay. Sharing his unique insights and experiences as a recognized global thought leader in this field, author Sim Segal offers world-class guidance on how your business can successfully implement ERM to protect and increase shareholder value.
A comprehensive guide to understanding and interpreting digital images in medical and functional applications Biomedical Image Understanding focuses on image understanding and semantic interpretation, with clear introductions to related concepts, in-depth theoretical analysis, and detailed descriptions of important biomedical applications. It covers image processing, image filtering, enhancement, de-noising, restoration, and reconstruction; image segmentation and feature extraction; registration; clustering, pattern classification, and data fusion. With contributions from experts in China, France, Italy, Japan, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the United States, Biomedical Image Understanding: Addresses motion tracking and knowledge-based systems, two areas which are not covered extensively elsewhere in a biomedical context Describes important clinical applications, such as virtual colonoscopy, ocular disease diagnosis, and liver tumor detection Contains twelve self-contained chapters, each with an introduction to basic concepts, principles, and methods, and a case study or application With over 150 diagrams and illustrations, this bookis an essential resource for the reader interested in rapidly advancing research and applications in biomedical image understanding.
In recent years, searching for source code on the web has become increasingly common among professional software developers and is emerging as an area of academic research. This volume surveys past research and presents the state of the art in the area of "code retrieval on the web." This work is concerned with the algorithms, systems, and tools to allow programmers to search for source code on the web and the empirical studies of these inventions and practices. It is a label that we apply to a set of related research from software engineering, information retrieval, human-computer interaction, management, as well as commercial products. The division of code retrieval on the web into snippet remixing and component reuse is driven both by empirical data, and analysis of existing search engines and tools. Contributors include leading researchers from human-computer interaction, software engineering, programming languages, and management. "Finding Source Code on the Web for Remix and Reuse" consists of five parts. Part I is titled "Programmers and Practices," and consists of a retrospective chapter and two empirical studies on how programmers search the web for source code. Part II is titled "From Data Structures to Infrastructures," and covers the creation of ground-breaking search engines for code retrieval required ingenuity in the adaptation of existing technology and in the creation of new algorithms and data structures. Part III focuses on "Reuse: Components and Projects," which are reused with minimal modification. Part IV is on "Remix: Snippets and Answers," which examines how source code from the web can also be used as solutions to problems and answers to questions. The book concludes with Part V, "Looking Ahead," that looks at future programming and the legalities of software reuse and remix and the implications of current intellectual property law on the future of software development. The story, "Richie Boss: Private Investigator Manager," was selected as the winner of a crowdfunded short story contest."
This quick reference guide for medical students and residents presents over sixty clinical case studies of major neurological conditions and their associated neuroimaging characteristics. A primer on the fundamental physics which underlie neuroimaging techniques is also provided. The content is organized by pathology type and the structure of every topic is similar to help the reader develop his or her thinking process in a stepwise fashion and to provide a rational approach to imaging interpretation. Neuroradiology in Clinical Practice is aimed at medical students and residents doing their rotations in neurology, internal medicine, emergency medicine, and family medicine, but will also be useful for allied health professionals, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other primary medical care providers.
This book explores the potential of multi-functional carbon nanotubes for biomedical applications. It combines contributions from chemistry, physics, biology, engineering, and medicine. The complete overview of the state-of-the-art addresses different synthesis and biofunctionalisation routes and shows the structural and magnetic properties of nanotubes relevant to biomedical applications. Particular emphasis is put on the interaction of carbon nanotubes with biological environments, i.e. toxicity, biocompatibility, cellular uptake, intracellular distribution, interaction with the immune system and environmental impact. The insertion of NMR-active substances allows diagnostic usage as markers and sensors, e.g. for imaging and contactless local temperature sensing. The potential of nanotubes for therapeutic applications is highlighted by studies on chemotherapeutic drug filling and release, targeting and magnetic hyperthermia studies for anti-cancer treatment at the cellular level.
This book describes the basic principles underlying the generation, coding, transmission and enhancement of speech and audio signals, including advanced statistical and machine learning techniques for speech and speaker recognition with an overview of the key innovations in these areas. Key research undertaken in speech coding, speech enhancement, speech recognition, emotion recognition and speaker diarization are also presented, along with recent advances and new paradigms in these areas.
This edited work explores piracy and surreptitious activities such as privateering, war-making, slave-hunting and raiding, focussing on Southeast Asia in the early modern period. Readers will discover nine essays studying the different sub-regions of the Malay Archipelago and adjacent seas and exploring the nature and historiographical perception of piracy, maritime conflict and surreptitious activities. The authors probe the linkages between these occurrences with war and economy in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries in particular, and look at the transition into the nineteenth century.The introduction covers the study of piracy in this period and chapters explore themes of Siak and Malay activities, Dutch privateering, Chinese actions in the Melaka-Singapore region, activity in the Malukan Archipelago and the political background of the Maguindanao "piracy" in the early eighteenth century. Later chapters explore the Sulu Sultanate and the seafaring world, the deeds of Iberians in this region and especially the identities and activities of the Portuguese in these seas.The authors contribute to the literature by complementing studies that favour a closer discussion of the `formal' and `informal' sectors in history. This book opens up the subject area for delving into the various geographical locales and participating groups, as well as their possible linkages with one another and with other groups. This volume will be of interest to students and academicians of Southeast Asian studies and those with a general interest in maritime piracy.
This book examines the concept of post-truth and the impact it is having on contemporary life, bringing out both its philosophical and political dimensions. Post-truth is contextualised within the philosophical discourse of truth, with particular reference to theories of scepticism and relativism, to explore whether it can take advantage of these to claim any intellectual credibility. Sim argues that post-truth cannot be defended on either sceptical or relativistic grounds - even those provided by recent iconoclastic philosophical movements such as poststructuralism and postmodernism. The affinity between post-truth and conspiracy theory is emphasised, and the extent to which post-truth plays a role in religious doctrine is also considered. Post-truth is seen to constitute a threat to liberal democratic ideals and our Enlightenment heritage, raising the question of whether we are moving into a post-liberal age where the far right would hold power. To prevent this, post-truth urgently needs to be countered.
'Following the outstanding introduction by the authors there are fifteen excellent original articles devoted to an integrated theory of the relationship between the state and crime. This work is on the cutting edge of critical criminology. It is a must read.' - William J. Chambliss, Professor of Sociology, The George Washington University, USA.
'This book is a superb compilation of original papers by an impressive roster of authors. While the articles cover a wide range of empirical issues, from Northern Ireland and corporate crime to youth crime and heterosexual hegemony they all explore the implications, strategies and mechanisms of state power. There isn't a weak paper here: all are extensively documented, well written, persuasive and scholarly in the very best sense.' - Professor Laureen Snider, Queens University, Canada
'State, Power, Crime is a hugely important book for these times. Bringing together some of the most original minds in criminology it offers a critical analysis of the state, how it constructs crime, responds to it and, at times, engages in the very same. The book is essential reading for anyone interested in justice, freedom and equality.' - Paddy Rawlinson, London School of Economics
Featuring contributions by many of the leading scholars in the field, this seminal text explores the key themes and debates on state power today, in relation to crime and social order. It critically evaluates a range of substantive areas of criminological concern, including terrorism, surveillance, violence and the media.
State, Power, Crime provides:
"historical overviews of key theories about state power
" assessment of the relationship between crime, criminal justice and the state
" analysis of the development of law and order policy
" discussion of the impact of structural fissures such as gender, race and sexuality
" an overview of current research and writing
" critical reflection on the future direction of research and analysis
" advice on further reading.
In 1978, with the publication of Hall et al's Policing the Crisis and Poulantzas's State, Power, Socialism, the complexity of the state's interventions in maintaining a capitalist social order were laid bare for critical criminological analysis. State, Power, Crime offers an up-to-date and comprehensive examination of the challenges posed by state power, in relation to both criminal and social justice.
'Punishment and Prisons is a scholarly, powerful and inspirational critique. With passion and humanity, Joe Sim strips neo-liberal penal policies of their reformist pretensions and demonstrates that prisons will continue to be brutal enforcers of gross economic inequalities until such time as the abolitionist alternative is realised' - Pat Carlen
Joe Sim has long occupied a key position in British and European criminology. This book is a genuinely important addition to the literature; it is controversial and will stimulate debate. Punishment and Prisons shows that critical criminology is alive, that it has a voice and that it needs to be read. - Peter Young, Professor of Criminology, University of Hull
'A satisfyingly uncompromising critique that has no fear of coming to clear conclusions and provides little succour to those satisfied with short term change in the current system. Sim provides the kind of concise, articulate and powerful critique of apparent criminological realities, which is necessary to motivate genuine reform and can help to ensure that practitioners and others do not forget the big picture.' - Probation Journal
Joe Sim offers a rich and persuasive analysis of imprisonment, providing a wealth of political and policy detail. He makes his reader confront the cruelties of imprisonment as well as its ineffectiveness in reducing crime, and it would surely be impossible to read this book without feeling profound disquiet about the deployment of the power to punish in contemporary Britain. Punishment and Prisons has a breadth and depth of scholarship, arguing powerfully for a more critical criminology and an abolitionist stance towards imprisonment. I urge all those interested in penal policy - whether as students, teachers, researchers, reformers, politicians or penal professionals - to read this important and disturbing book. - Professor Barbara Hudson, Centre for Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies, University of Central Lancashire
With prisons overflowing and penal policy the topic of hot debate, Punishment and Prisons: Power and the Carceral State presents a lively and accessible discussion of possible solutions to the current crisis, by one of the foremost scholars in the field.
Joe Sim traces the development of penal strategy over the past three decades, through a critical analysis of the relationship between penal policy and state power. Exploring the contested histories of punishment that are prominent in criminology, and its development in penal policy, the book analyses four key dimensions of modern penal trends:
" continuity and discontinuity in penal policy and practice
" reform and rehabilitation
" contesting penal power
Articulate, innovative and theoretically informed, Punishment and Prisons: Power and the Carceral State offers a critical overview of contemporary penal politics that will prove a compelling addition to the criminological library.
The book is written for not only for students and academics but also for those involved in the debates on penal policy - including prison reform groups, politicians and the media. It offers a series of suggestions for alleviating the current crisis, setting out a policy agenda for transforming the role and place of the prison in the criminal justice system.
The detective figure in contemporary American crime fiction increasingly relies on revenge to bring about justice in a society where there has been a sharp decline in moral values. This study demonstrates how the notion of the detective as a moral exemplar or heroic ideal breaks down in the works of writers such as James Ellroy and Sara Paretsky.
This book sheds critical light on the routinely debated issue of how to create sustainable, equitable and meaningful partnerships between visual art organisations and youth organisations. Using a Bourdieusian framework, this book analyses the different social and professional worlds of youth work and gallery education and explores why tensions often arise between partners in these fields. Written at a time of significant crisis for the UK youth sector and in the context of an entrenched neoliberal policy climate, this publication seeks to highlight hopeful, experimental practice and possibilities for creative resistance. With public organisations and services under ever-greater governmental pressure to pursue collaborations within and across sectors, this is a timely moment to examine the challenges, ethics and advantages of working together, and to bring theoretical discussion to dominant yet vague understandings of partnership.
A study of the actors and institutions that shaped decision-making on privatization in the Russian oil industry between 1992 and 2006. The book analyses the origins of privatization as a policy on a macro, industry-wide level, as well as presenting three in-depth case studies of privatization on a company level.
This book introduces the current state of surgical treatment in this particular location-sacrum and pelvis, presenting progress and innovation, describing in detail the related procedures. The book comprises three main parts, pelvic, sacral and typical cases. In each part, chapters are organized in a parallel fashion, with general considerations, surgical approaches and commonly used procedures. This helps to illustrate and detail the surgical techniques involved. This book is valuable for surgeons dealing with this challenging disease. Additionally, it summarizes and reinforces the previous knowledge of techniques in this field.
This book explores the evolving roles of energy stakeholders and geopolitical considerations, leveraging on the dizzying array of planned and actual projects for solar, wind, hydropower, waste-to-energy, and nuclear power in the region. Over the next few decades, favorable economics for low carbon energy sources combined with stagnant oil demand growth will facilitate a shift away from today's fossil fuel-based energy system. Will the countries of the Middle East and North Africa be losers or leaders in this energy transition? Will state-society relations undergo a change as a result? It suggests that ultimately, politics more so than economics or environmental pressure will determine the speed, scope, and effects of low carbon energy uptake in the region. This book is of interest to academics working in the fields of International Relations, International Political Economy, Comparative Political Economy, Energy Economics, and International Business. Consultants, practitioners, policy-makers, and risk analysts will also find the insights helpful.
Le bras droit de Jerry ne bougea pas d'un millimètre. Cassé en deux, la tête en bas, il plaça ses deux balles comme à l'exercice, en pleine cible. La maigre carcasse de Serco oscilla un instant, bascula, rebondit, s'engloutit dans l'océan. Jerry eut le temps de penser : "Je suis à peine blessé." Puis il s'évanouit tranquillement. Son boulot était fini. Le Capitaine se débrouillerait pour le remonter. Et Peg était là pour le soigner. Le soleil commençait à pointer au dessus des monts San Bernardino.
The topic of this book, Collectins, is a family of proteins whose major function is in innate immunity, where Collectins act as pattern recognition receptors (PRRs). In general they recognize targets such as microbial surfaces and apoptotic cells, and once bound to a target, Collectins promote the clearance of microorganisms and damaged host tissue. New cell-surface proteins and glycoproteins, which act as Collectin receptors, are currently being identified. Some Collectins, particularly MBL, activate the complement system, which enhances the ability of antibodies to fight pathogens, via three MBL-associated proteases, the MASPs. Additionally, recent research has begun to show wider-ranging activities of Collectins, such as: · Their role in metabolism, and therefore their involvement in lifestyle diseases such as obesity and cardiovascular disease.· Their ability to modulate the adaptive immune response, as well as to recognize and trigger apoptosis of cancer cells, which makes them effective in the annihilation of cancer cells with multiple mutations.· The regulation of their expression by gonadal steroid hormones implicates them with critical roles in both male and female fertility.· Altered levels of Collectins have been associated with various autoimmune diseases.This book brings together current knowledge of the structure, functions and biological activities of Collectins, to describe their integral role in human health.