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Writing War in Contemporary Iran

The Case of Esmāʻil Fasih’s Zemestān-e 62

Saeedeh Shahnahpur

Writing War in Contemporary Iran offers a complete account of Esmā’il Fasih’s life, works, and position in contemporary Iranian literature. This book uses a text-based analysis of Fasih’s wartime novel Zemestān-e 62 (The Winter of ‘83, 1985) as a case study, and illustrates how the book set a precedent for anti-war novels that appeared in the period following the Iran–Iraq War. Unlike the many one-dimensional novels of the time which focused only on state ideology, Fasih’s novel grapples with broader issues, such as the state’s war rhetoric and the socio-political realities of life in wartime, including the impact of the War of the Cities on the daily lives of Iranians, government policies and their enactment, and the contribution of the upper class to war efforts. In this vein, The Winter of ‘83 was the first Persian anti-war novel that was different in that it did not present a glorified or heroic vision of the war and its participants. Furthermore, the book deals with the analysis of Fasih’s postwar novels, which emphasized the roles and sacrifices of Iranian women during the war—a neglected theme in Persian war novels—marking him as one of the most culturally important war writers in contemporary Iran.

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Ladies and Lords

A History of Women’s Cricket in Britain

Rafaelle Nicholson

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Athletic Coaching

A Communication Perspective


Gregory A. Cranmer

Each year, millions of youth athletes participate in organized sport under the guidance of a coach, who is entrusted with overseeing their development and performance, as well as providing a safe environment. A communicative approach to coaching recognizes that the skills, lessons, values, and experiences that athletes gain are determined by how coaches interact with athletes and structure their sporting environments. Athletic Coaching: A Communication Perspective provides a foundation for a communicative perspective of coaching in an effort to better understand and promote coach effectiveness. As part of this effort, this book conceptualizes coaching as a communicative endeavor, provides a framework from which to understand coaching effectiveness, and explicates four common perspectives (i.e., instructional, organizational, group, and interpersonal) utilized by communication scholars to examine coaching. Moreover, this book forwards a scholarly agenda for building a holistic framework of coaching and increasing the applied value of coach communication scholarship via methodological and theoretical considerations. Athletic Coaching is of benefit to many audiences, including communication students and scholars who are developing their understanding of coaching literature, interdisciplinary scholars who seek a representation of a communicative perspective of coaching, and coaches who may use this text as a self-reflective tool for pedagogical refinement.

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Simon Müllner

Diese Publikation widmet sich dem Spannungsverhältnis der Sonderregelungen über Verpflichtungsübernahmen (§§ 4f, 5 Abs. 7 EStG) zum Umwandlungssteuerrecht. Hierfür werden zunächst die bilanzrechtlichen Grundlagen, die Rechtsentwicklung und die allgemeinen Auslegungsprobleme im Kontext der §§ 4f, 5 Abs. 7 EStG untersucht. In einem weiteren Schritt werden die Grundlagen des Umwandlungssteuerrechts dargestellt. Sodann werden im Kern der Untersuchung die Ausgangsüberlegungen zusammengeführt. Dieses Vorgehen ermöglicht es, die bisher unzureichend untersuchte Frage der Anwendbarkeit der §§ 4f, 5 Abs. 7 EStG auf Umstrukturierungsvorgänge im Sinne des Umwandlungssteuergesetzes einem Lösungsvorschlag zur Auflösung der Problematik zuzuführen.

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Edited by José Manuel Marrero Henríquez

Hispanic Ecocriticism finds a rich soil in the main topics of environmental concern in the literature of Latin America and Spain, not only as a source for renewing critical analysis and hermeneutics, but also for the benefit of global environmental awareness. In a renewed exchange of transatlantic relationships, Hispanic Ecocriticism intermingles Latin American ecocritical issues of interest — the oil industry; contamination of forests and rivers; urban ecologies; African, Andean, and Amazonian biocultural ecosystems — with those of interest in Spain — animal rights and the ecological footprints of human activity in contemporary narratives of eco-science fiction, in dystopias, and in literature inspired by natural or rural landscapes that conceal ways of life and cultures in peril of extinction.

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Deutsches und polnisches Arbeitsrecht unter europarechtlichem Einfluss

Eine rechtsvergleichende Betrachtung des ersten polnischen Gesetzes vom 10.06.2016 über die Entsendung von Arbeitnehmern im Rahmen der Erbringung von Dienstleistungen


Sonia Cloppenburg

Polen hat sich mittlerweile zu einem der stärksten Länder in Hinblick auf die grenzüberschreitende Entsendung von Arbeitnehmern entwickelt, mit besonderem Fokus auf die Entsendung in den Nachbarstaat Deutschland. Ein neues polnisches Gesetz aus dem Jahr 2016 betreffend die grenzüberschreitende Arbeitnehmerentsendung nimmt die Autorin zum Anlass, die Entsendesituationen in den Ländern Polen und Deutschland zu untersuchen und die Gemeinsamkeiten und Unterschiede der jeweiligen gesetzlichen Regelungen herauszuarbeiten. Sie zeigt dabei die unterschiedlichen Rechtsstrukturen des teils noch immer sozialistisch geprägten Polens auf und stellt diese dem deutschen Rechtssystem gegenüber. Dadurch verschafft sie dem Leser auch einen wertvollen Überblick über das polnische Wirtschafts- und Rechtssystem.

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Edited by Beth E. Elness-Hanson and Jon Skarpeid

A Critical Study of Classical Religious Texts in Global Contexts: Challenges of a Changing World challenges toxic stereotypes of world religions by providing scholarly investigations into classic sacred texts in global contexts. By engaging more perspectives, important connections, and more, complex and humanizing "stories" are developed, inviting the reader to see the face of the "Other" and, perhaps, to see a bit of oneself in that face. In today’s world of increasing polarization and the rise of nationalism, the contributors to this volume welcome the reader to join them in a shared humanity that seeks understanding. A red thread that runs through each chapter relates to the challenges that globalization brings to the sacred texts in various contextual settings. The contributors describe various circumstances related to reading and interpreting sacred writings—whether historical or more recent—which continue to have an influence today. The essays in this volume view these religious texts in relation to four dichotomies: minority-majority, diaspora-homeland, center-periphery of the globalized world, and secular-religious. These elements by no means exhaust the issues, but they serve as a starting point for a discussion of relevant contexts in which sacred texts are read. The breadth of research represented stimulates a deeper understanding that is vital if we are to move beyond stereotypes and religious illiteracy to meaningfully engage the "Other" with wisdom and empathy—important virtues in today’s world. A Critical Study of Classical Religious Texts in Global Contexts will appeal to scholars and graduate students of religious studies, sacred scriptures, and post-colonial studies, as well as informed and inquisitive general readers interested in exploring interfaith dialogue and broadening their religious literacy.

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Jennifer M. Matos

Almost like a well-kept family recipe, there exists in education secret ingredients into what makes Latinx students successful. La Familia and Other Secret Ingredients to Latinx Student Success demonstrates how Latinx parents, a well-kept secret ingredient, assist with the academic success of Latinx students at all educational levels. Understanding the power of this secret ingredient—and how to use it—can have a profound impact on success for Latinxs students and can be used as a model for how to work with and support students from all marginalized groups. La Familia and Other Secret Ingredients to Latinx Student Success is suitable for educators at all levels. This book can be used in general education and teacher preparation courses, ethnic studies courses, training for individuals in helping professions, or to launch exciting new dialogue.

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Nach der Regierungsbildung – vor den Reformen im Krankenhaus- und Arzneimittelbereich

23. Bad Orber Gespräche über kontroverse Themen im Gesundheitswesen


Edited by Eberhard Wille

Dieser Band der Bad Orber Gespräche 2018 enthält die erweiterten Referate eines interdisziplinären Workshops zum Thema  «Nach der Regierungsbildung – vor den Reformen im Krankenhaus- und Arzneimittelbereich». Vertreter des Deutschen Bundestages, des Gemeinsamen Bundesausschusses, des GKV-Spitzenverbandes, der Krankenkassen, der Kassenärztlichen Vereinigung, der pharmazeutischen Industrie und der Wissenschaft erörtern den Reformbedarf im Krankenhaus- und Arzneimittelbereich.

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Friedrich Corleis (1853-1896)

Uhrmacher und Dichter aus Altona

Christoph Prignitz

Der Uhrmacher Friedrich Corleis ging 1873 nach Altona, damit in ein Zentrum der deutschen Uhrenfertigung. Dort leitete er bald ein bedeutendes Uhrengeschäft. Corleis besaß eine ungewöhnliche Doppelbegabung. Immer wichtiger wurde ihm seine literarische Tätigkeit. Er schrieb Gedichte, veröffentlichte viele Theaterstücke und fand regionale Anerkennung. Kurz vor seinem frühen Tod schuf er 1895 mit der Tragödie der Idee sein bedeutendstes Werk. Mit der Tragödie beteiligte sich Corleis an der Diskussion um die Lage der Arbeiter und den Weg in eine bessere Zukunft. Der Held der Tragödie wendet sich gegen die Unternehmer, aber auch gegen die Funktionäre der Arbeiterpartei. Er fordert mehr freie Zeit für jeden und verbindet damit die Vision vom allseitig gebildeten Menschen. Friedrich Corleis findet hier einen spannenden Lösungsansatz in einer der zentralen Fragen des späten 19. Jahrhunderts.