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Performance

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"Performance: A Critical Introduction" was the first textbook to provide an overview of the modern concept of performance and its development in various related fields. This comprehensively revised, illustrated edition discusses recent performance work and takes into consideration changes that have taken place in the study of performance since the book's original publication in 1996. Marvin Carlson guides the reader through the contested definition of performance as a theatrical activity and the myriad ways in which performance has been interpreted by ethnographers, anthropologists, linguists and cultural theorists. Topics covered include:
--The evolution of performance art since the 1960s
--The relationship between performance, postmodernism, the politics of identity and current cultural studies
--The recent theoretical developments in the study of performance in the fields of anthropology, psychoanalysis, linguistics and technology
With a fully updated bibliography and additional glossary of terms, students of performance studies, visual and performing arts or theatre history will welcome this new version of a classic text.


Performance

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Released in 1970, Performance starred James Fox, Mick Jagger and Anita Pallenberg.

Chas, a violent and psychotic East London gangster needs a place to lie low after a hit that should never have been carried out. He finds the perfect cover in the form of guest house run by the mysterious Mr Turner, a one-time rock superstar, who is looking for the right spark to rekindle his faded talent. A thorough analysis of the making of the film featuring original interviews with those involved.

How Performance came about and the involvement of key players such as James Fox who journeyed into the criminal underworld and how real gangsters were involved in the research for the film. Reveals how Marlon Brando was originally considered for the role of Chas.

The various conflicts and intrigues that arose during filming, how the film was edited, the censorship pressures, the unseen footage and how it eventually made its way to the big screen. Critical reaction to the film and how it turned into a cult classic. An overview of the careers to date of directors Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roag.

About the Author

Paul Buck wrote the novelisation of Performance. He has also written many literary works both fiction and non fiction and has carried out numerous foreign language translations.


Managing Performance Abroad

RRP $268.99

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In a global economy full of multinational firms, international human resource management including expatriation, career management, and talent management is a growing topic in the business and management literature and in universities. A thorough understanding of the adjustment of expatriates to their new environment is critical not only for selection and preparation of potential expatriates, but also for the management of expatriate performance. Managed well, expatriates can be key contributors to organizational success while abroad and after repatriation. Poor understanding and management of expatriate issues, on the other hand, may lead to underperformance and increased turnover of expatriates and repatriates. This book summarizes and extends what is known about the topic of expatriate management and adjustment, covering all the major authors and presenting a new approach to the adjustment process, which provides guidance for researchers and practitioners alike.

At present, expatriate adjustment is only covered as a chapter in books on international HRM and HRD. Much of this literature relies on out-dated concepts and evidence. Furthermore, most business research and management publications use an expatriate adjustment model that was originally published about two decades ago. The field has grown significantly in terms of studies and publications, but theoretical development has been lacking. This book is the first dedicated solely to the subject of expatriate adjustment, enabling readers to formulate research questions and hypotheses and develop expatriation policies and support systems that optimize the performance of expatriates. It also provides a re-formulation of the model underlying management research about expatriate adjustment.


In-home Nurse Career (special Edition)

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In clear, easy-to-grasp language, the author covers many of the topics that you will need to know in order to win your dream job and be the first in line for a promotion.


Impact Of Mergers On Performance Of A Firm

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The Indian Industry, in recent years, has been witnessing a rising trend in Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A). This trend is a response to the changes in the external environment in the post liberalization period. This book captures the impact of these mergers on the performance of the firms and investigates the pattern of the merger activity in India in the post liberalized setting, post 1991. The study also identifies the principal drivers behind the outcome of mergers that took place after 1991.



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