Burke says he found it difficult to tell staff who had worked in the business for years that that their jobs were to go.
Production was shifted offshore, mainly to China, line by line but only after Burke was sure that it could be done with no loss of quality.
Burke says there has been no loss of quality and, in fact, it has been possible to introduce new features to products much more easily because of lower labour costs.
With its focus shifted to importing and distribution, Burke Marine was able to take on new product lines and began importing Henri Lloyd sailing clothing.
Burke says, the girls are the driving force behind marketing the casual wear and they have already attracted the attention of key fashion retailers.
In the marine area, Burke is now focusing on building up overseas sales of its own lines.
Timothy Crusius' Kenneth Burke and the Conversation After Philosophy, the most recent of the texts to be considered, echoes Klumpp's double-edged treatment of discourse and his optimism regarding Burke's continued relevance.
In making this argument, Crusius care fully differentiates Burke from others, such as Gadamer, Habermas, Derrida, and Heidegger, to highlight Burke's unique contribution to the "end" of philosophy.
Indeed, Crusius sees the two, theory and praxis, as necessarily intertwined: "if we understand [praxis] as Burke does, all that he wrote is praxis" (198).
However, I take issue with the distinction he makes (and makes much of) between "action" and "symbolic action" in Burke (e.
This further affects Biesecker's argument in that it prevents her from clearly linking identification and motive to Burke's related concept, consubstantiality; in sum, her ontological reading of Burke cannot be considered complete without a full accounting of Burke's version of "being.
In contrast to those who simply identify motion as the "natural" or "biological," the action as the "linguistic" or "cultural," Burke replies: