vielleicht auf der Erde. Vielleicht in der Zukunft


Author: Tsutomu Nihei

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783898850124


Page: 233

View: 6007

Ending the Blame Culture


Author: Michael Pearn,Chris Mulrooney,Tim Payne

Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780566079962

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 218

View: 9200

This book is about mistakes and what we can learn from them. It faces up to, and explains how organizations can escape from 'blame cultures', where fearful conformance and risk avoidance lead to stagnation, to 'gain cultures' which tolerate and even encourage mistakes in the pursuit of innovation, change and improvement.

Plenty of Blame to go Around

Jeb Stuart's Controversial Ride to Gettysburg


Author: Eric Wittenberg,J. David Petruzzi

Publisher: Savas Beatie

ISBN: 1611210178

Category: History

Page: 360

View: 2518

June 1863. The Gettysburg Campaign is in its opening hours. Harness jingles and hoofs pound as Confederate cavalryman James Ewell Brown (JEB) Stuart leads his three brigades of veteran troopers on a ride that triggers one of the Civil War’s most bitter and enduring controversies. Instead of finding glory and victory—two objectives with which he was intimately familiar—Stuart reaped stinging criticism and substantial blame for one of the Confederacy’s most stunning and unexpected battlefield defeats. In Plenty of Blame to Go Around: Jeb Stuart’s Controversial Ride to Gettysburg, Eric J. Wittenberg and J. David Petruzzi objectively investigate the role Stuart’s horsemen played in the disastrous campaign. It is the first book ever written on this important and endlessly fascinating subject. Stuart left Virginia under acting on General Robert E. Lee’s discretionary orders to advance into Maryland and Pennsylvania, where he was to screen Lt. Gen. Richard Ewell’s marching infantry corps and report on enemy activity. The mission jumped off its tracks from virtually the moment it began when one unexpected event after another unfolded across Stuart's path. For days, neither Lee nor Stuart had any idea where the other was, and the enemy blocked the horseman’s direct route back to the Confederate army, which was advancing nearly blind north into Pennsylvania. By the time Stuart reached Lee on the afternoon of July 2, the armies had unexpectedly collided at Gettysburg, the second day's fighting was underway, and one of the campaign’s greatest controversies was born. Did the plumed cavalier disobey Lee’s orders by stripping the army of its “eyes and ears?” Was Stuart to blame for the unexpected combat the broke out at Gettysburg on July 1? Authors Wittenberg and Petruzzi, widely recognized for their study and expertise of Civil War cavalry operations, have drawn upon a massive array of primary sources, many heretofore untapped, to fully explore Stuart’s ride, its consequences, and the intense debate among participants shortly after the battle, through early post-war commentators, and among modern scholars. The result is a richly detailed study jammed with incisive tactical commentary, new perspectives on the strategic role of the Southern cavalry, and fresh insights on every horse engagement, large and small, fought during the campaign. About the authors: Eric J. Wittenberg has written widely on Civil War cavalry operations. His books include Glory Enough for All (2002), The Union Cavalry Comes of Age (2003), and The Battle of Monroe’s Crossroads and the Civil War’s Final Campaign (2005). He lives in Columbus, Ohio. J. David Petruzzi is the author of several magazine articles on Eastern Theater cavalry operations, conducts tours of cavalry sites of the Gettysburg Campaign, and is the author of the popular “Buford’s Boys” website at Petruzzi lives in Brockway, Pennsylvania.

The Blame Game

Spin, Bureaucracy, and Self-Preservation in Government


Author: Christopher Hood

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400836819

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 3716

The blame game, with its finger-pointing and mutual buck-passing, is a familiar feature of politics and organizational life, and blame avoidance pervades government and public organizations at every level. Political and bureaucratic blame games and blame avoidance are more often condemned than analyzed. In The Blame Game, Christopher Hood takes a different approach by showing how blame avoidance shapes the workings of government and public services. Arguing that the blaming phenomenon is not all bad, Hood demonstrates that it can actually help to pin down responsibility, and he examines different kinds of blame avoidance, both positive and negative. Hood traces how the main forms of blame avoidance manifest themselves in presentational and "spin" activity, the architecture of organizations, and the shaping of standard operating routines. He analyzes the scope and limits of blame avoidance, and he considers how it plays out in old and new areas, such as those offered by the digital age of websites and e-mail. Hood assesses the effects of this behavior, from high-level problems of democratic accountability trails going cold to the frustrations of dealing with organizations whose procedures seem to ensure that no one is responsible for anything. Delving into the inner workings of complex institutions, The Blame Game proves how a better understanding of blame avoidance can improve the quality of modern governance, management, and organizational design.

Shifting the Blame

How Victimization Became a Criminal Defense


Author: Saundra Davis Westervelt

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813525846

Category: Law

Page: 193

View: 472

More than just a study of legal history, Shifting the Blame looks at the "abuse excuse" defense as an indicator of broad social change in cultural understandings of victimization, responsibility, and womanhood. The introduction of victimization as an exculpatory condition within the context of a criminal defense tells the story of a society that has accepted victimization as a new way of explaining and excusing misbehavior. Through case law analysis, the book documents the initial development of the strategy in three different types of cases in the 1970s - "rotten social background", brainwashing, and battered women's self-defense cases. Since its initial acceptance in battered women's cases in the early 1980s, the use of the strategy has expanded to a variety of offenders in different types of relationships arguing different defenses. In lively, readable prose, Westervelt examines each form of expansion, revealing that while the expansion of the strategy has been fairly extensive, it has also been limited in some important ways. Her research shows readers that only certain types of "victims," particularly victims of physical abuse, have successfully used this defense. Shifting the Blame exposes the ways in which the acceptance of this new defense strategy illuminates a cultural shift in understandings of individual responsibility and shows how the law plays a role in defining who can be an acceptable victim. Saundra D. Westervelt is an assistant professor in the Sociology Department at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

The Trouble with Blame

Victims, Perpetrators, and Responsibility


Author: Sharon Lamb

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674910119

Category: Law

Page: 244

View: 7023

By probing the psychological dynamics of victims and perpetrators of rape, sexual abuse, and domestic violence, Lamb seeks to answer such crucial questions as how victims become victims and sometimes perpetrators and how can we break the psychological circle of perpetrators blaming others and victims blaming themselves.

"Put the blame on mame" - Die Darstellung der Frau im amerikanischen Film Noir am Beispiel von "Gilda"


Author: Marina Deck

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638689212


Page: 52

View: 3483

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2005 im Fachbereich Medien / Kommunikation - Film und Fernsehen, Note: 1,0, Universitat Leipzig (Kommunikations- und Medienwissenschaft), Veranstaltung: Seminar, 8 Literaturquellen, 12 Internetquellen Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Anmerkungen: Die Arbeit behandelt die Darstellung der weiblichen Figuren im Film noir. Zunachst wird der Film noir im Allgemeinen beleuchtet. Dann werden die charakteristischen Frauenbilder portratiert und ihre kennzeichnenden narrativen sowie visuellen Darstellungsweisen in Theorie und am Beispiel eines Films untersucht., Abstract: In dunklen, verlassenen Gassen spiegeln sich Strassenlaternen im nass glanzenden Asphalt. Ihr schwaches Licht wirft verzerrte Schatten auf den Boden und in dustere Treppenhauser, in den sich seltsame Gestalten bewegen. Man kann sich sicher sein, dass hier nichts Gutes passieren wird. Das ist die Welt des Film noir - eine Welt, deren Aura nicht gerade zum Wohlfuhlen einladt. Auch die Figuren sind mehr oder minder widerlich, besonders schrecklich die Frauen," wie einst der franzosische Filmkritiker Jean-Pierre Chartier feststellte. Undurchsichtige Charaktere betrugen, morden und verstricken sich in kriminelle Abenteuer, wahrend sie auf ein boses Ende zusteuern. Die bedrohliche und verworrene Welt des Film noir irritiert, ubt aber auch gleichzeitig eine grosse Faszination aus, die bis heute nicht verloren gegangen ist. Besonders faszinierend sind die Frauen - wunderschone, jedoch unmoralische und skrupellose Verfuhrerinnen. Daher ist es fur die vorliegende Arbeit von besonderem Interesse, die Darstellung der weiblichen Figuren im Film noir zu untersuchen. Im Folgenden werden die charakteristischen Frauenbilder portratiert sowie ihre kennzeichnenden narrativen und visuellen Darstellungsweisen untersucht. Zunachst wird der Film noir im Allgemeinen beleuchtet. Nach einer kurzen Einfuhrung werden sein Entwicklungsprozess sowie seine typischen Merkmale skizzier


Its Nature and Norms


Author: D. Justin Coates,Neal A. Tognazzini

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199860823

Category: Philosophy

Page: 318

View: 3488

What is it to blame someone, and when are would-be blamers in a position to do so? What function does blame serve in our lives, and is it a valuable way of relating to one another? The essays in this volume explore answers to these and related questions.

The Limits of Blame

Rethinking Punishment and Responsibility


Author: Erin I. Kelly

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674980778

Category: Philosophy

Page: 216

View: 8114

Faith in the power and righteousness of retribution has taken over the American criminal justice system. Approaching punishment and responsibility from a philosophical perspective, Erin Kelly challenges the moralism behind harsh treatment of criminal offenders and calls into question our society’s commitment to mass incarceration.

Risk and Blame


Author: Professor Mary Douglas,Mary Douglas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136490116

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 1232

First published in 1992, this volume follows on from the programme for studying risk and blame that was implied in Purity and Danger. The first half of the book Douglas argues that the study of risk needs a systematic framework of political and cultural comparison. In the latter half she examines questions in cultural theory. Through the eleven essays contained in Risk and Blame, Douglas argues that the prominence of risk discourse will force upon the social sciences a programme of rethinking and consolidation that will include anthropological approaches.

Beyond Blame

Freeing Yourself from the Most Toxic Form of Emotional Bullsh*t


Author: Carl Alasko Ph. D.

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101517697

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

View: 1049

The inspiring new book from the author of Emotional Bullshit reveals why no one is to blame-but everyone's accountable. For many, a rare day goes by in which the need to blame does not arise-be it to cover one's own errors or just to assign an unfortunate event some kind of name (i.e., "If only X hadn't said X, we wouldn't be in this mess.") And even for those who are somewhat better at keeping the impulse in check-it is still there. According to psychologist Carl Alasko, blame is such an intrinsic part of how we humans communicate that we rarely take a look at what we're actually doing-and how it can affect our relationships. In this book, Alasko reveals that the need to assign blame when something bad happens stems from a very deep desire we all share to "see justice done". Understandable when a grave crime has been committed, but it can become a dangerous habit if we begin to operate as though placing blame were somehow necessary if we want to change something or someone in our world. Yet this feeling that "someone has to pay" is seldom productive in initiating positive change. In Beyond Blame, Alasko teaches readers to recognize destruction that blame causes in their lives-oftentimes without their even being aware-and to put an end to it once and for all. The path to eliminating blame is not a quick or easy one but, as Carl Alasko demonstrates, it is a road that must be traveled if we hope to achieve true peace in our lives.

The Blame Business

The Uses and Misuses of Accountability


Author: Stephen Fineman

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1780234589

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

View: 4558

Whenever anything goes wrong our first instinct is often to find someone to blame. Blame infuses our society in myriad ways, seeding rancor and revenge, dividing lovers, coworkers, communities, and nations. Yet blame, appropriately placed and managed, safeguards moral order and legal culpability. In this book, Stephen Fineman explores this duality inherent in blame, taking us on a fascinating journey across blame’s sometimes bitter—sometimes just—landscape. Fineman focuses on blame’s roots and enduring manifestations, from the witch hunts of the past to today’s more buttoned-up scapegoating and stigmatization; from an individual’s righteous anger to entire cultures shaped by its power. Addressing our era of increasing unease about governance in public and private enterprises, he delves behind the scenes of organizations infected with blame, profiling the people who keep its plates spinning. With a critical eye, he examines the vexing issue of public accountability and the political circus that so often characterizes our politicians and corporations lost in their “blame games.” Ultimately, Fineman raises the challenging question of how we might mitigate blame’s corrosive effects, asking crucial and timely questions about the limits of remorse and forgiveness, the role of state apologies for historical wrongdoings, whether restorative justice can work, and many other topics. An absorbing look at something we all know intimately, this book deepens our understanding of blame and how it shapes our lives.

Shifting the Blame

Literature, Law, and the Theory of Accidents in Nineteenth Century America


Author: Nan Goodman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136693416

Category: History

Page: 214

View: 494

First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Blame Game

How the Hidden Rules of Credit and Blame Determine Our Success Or Failure


Author: Ben Dattner,Darren Dahl

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439169578

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 245

View: 3894

Reveals how claiming credit and placing blame on others damages careers and business results, outlines eleven personality types that are prone to credit and blame problems, and shows how to protect against the blame game.


A Novel


Author: Michelle Huneven

Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books

ISBN: 9781429989893

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 1176

Michelle Huneven, Richard Russo once wrote, is "a writer of extraordinary and thrilling talent." That talent explodes with her third book, Blame, a spellbinding novel of guilt and love, family and shame, sobriety and the lack of it, and the moral ambiguities that ensnare us all. The story: Patsy MacLemoore, a history professor in her late twenties with a brand-new Ph.D. from Berkeley and a wild streak, wakes up in jail—yet again—after another epic alcoholic blackout. "Okay, what'd I do?" she asks her lawyer and jailers. "I really don't remember." She adds, jokingly: "Did I kill someone?" In fact, two Jehovah's Witnesses, a mother and daughter, are dead, run over in Patsy's driveway. Patsy, who was driving with a revoked license, will spend the rest of her life—in prison, getting sober, finding a new community (and a husband) in AA—trying to atone for this unpardonable act. Then, decades later, another unimaginable piece of information turns up. For the reader, it is an electrifying moment, a joyous, fall-off-the-couch-with-surprise moment. For Patsy, it is more complicated. Blame must be reapportioned, her life reassessed. What does it mean that her life has been based on wrong assumptions? What can she cleave to? What must be relinquished? When Huneven's first novel, Round Rock, was published, Valerie Miner, in the Los Angeles Times Book Review, celebrated Huneven's "moral nerve, sharp wit and uncommon generosity." The same spirit electrifies Blame. The novel crackles with life—and, like life, can leave you breathless.

Blame Welfare, Ignore Poverty and Inequality


Author: Joel F. Handler,Yeheskel Hasenfeld

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139461168

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 4892

With the passage of the 1996 welfare reform, not only welfare, but poverty and inequality have disappeared from the political discourse. The decline in the welfare rolls has been hailed as a success. This book challenges that assumption. It argues that while many single mothers left welfare, they have joined the working poor, and fail to make a decent living. The book examines the persistent demonization of poor single-mother families; the impact of the low-wage market on perpetuating poverty and inequality; and the role of the welfare bureaucracy in defining deserving and undeserving poor. It argues that the emphasis on family values - marriage promotion, sex education and abstinence - is misguided and diverts attention from the economic hardships low-income families face. The book proposes an alternative approach to reducing poverty and inequality that centers on a children's allowance as basic income support coupled with jobs and universal child care.



Author: RENE' O'SHEA


ISBN: 0974008257


Page: 278

View: 9737

BLAME RANE was a quiet college student until a tragic fire shattered her world. To escape poverty, Blame exposes herself to drugs, domestic violence, prostitution, and incarceration. She moves from welfare role to employment role as a single parent, from the grimy streets of D.C. to plush condos in VA; to rural NC, where she discovers the meaning of self-empowerment and unconditional love. Three birds tail her every move. This crow, cardinal and pigeon were an African-American, a Native American and a Caucasian woman in life. They are the blood ancestors of Blame Rane. The birds honestly tell the stories of their lives, taking us on an epic tour of American history. Blame encounters joy, jealousy, love, addiction, friendship, disease and opportunity. She battles classism, racism, and materialism; seizing passion, dignity and wisdom along the way. It's easy to blame the rain, but at some point, a woman learns to take responsibility for her life. Will Blame?


A Casey Portman Novel


Author: Linda Rocker

Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.

ISBN: 1627871721

Category: Fiction

Page: 294

View: 9573

Not since Anatomy of a Murder has a former judge and trial lawyer taken the reader for such a close-up look behind the bench and the bar—places where the public is forbidden. Here's an enthralling legal thriller written from the birds-eye view of a distinguished veteran. A young man dies of a drug overdose and everybody, especially his mother, is looking for someone to blame. His fiancée blames herself, the very ambitious prosecutor blames the pain doctor who wrote the script, but no one expects the blame game to turn to murder. A respected doctor fights for his life in this explosive trial and bailiff Casey Portman finds out the hard way that sometimes victims blame themselves, while the prosecutor bends the rules of law to unseat the presiding judge. Set in West Palm Beach, Blame brings back the popular Casey Portman from Rocker's first novel, Punishment: A Legal Thriller, and introduces unforgettable new characters.

The Attribution of Blame

Causality, Responsibility, and Blameworthiness


Author: K.G. Shaver

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461250943

Category: Psychology

Page: 194

View: 4028

How can we identify the causes of events? What does it mean to assert that someone is responsible for a moral affront? Under what circumstances should we blame others for wrongdoing? The related, but conceptually distinct, issues of causality, responsibility, and blameworthiness that are the subject of this book play a critical role in our everyday social encounters. As very young children we learn to assert that "it wasn't my fault," or that "I didn't mean to do it." Responsibility and blame follow us into adulthood, as personal or organizational failings require explanation. Although judgments of moral accountability are quickly made and adamantly defended, the process leading to those judgments is not as simple as it might seem. Psychological research on causality and responsibility has not taken complete advantage of a long tradition of philosophical analysis of these concepts. Philosophical discussions, for their part, have not been sufficiently I1ware of the psychological realities. An assignment of blame is a social explanation. It is the outcome of a process that begins with an event having negative consequences, involves judgments about causality, personal responsibility, and possible mitigation. The result can be an assertion, or a denial, of individual blameworthiness. The purpose of this book is to develop a comprehensive theory of how people assign blame.