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Edited by Tiffany N. Florvil and Vanessa D. Plumly

Forthcoming
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Edited by Alberto Majocchi

The contributions collected in this volume are linked by a common thread: the development of Africa is a problem that must be faced and solved by the peoples of the continent, with the aim of consolidating democracy and guaranteeing a future of growth and progressive improvement in the quality of life. However, Europe has a role and a responsibility in this process: after having imposed on Africa the model of the bureaucratic and centralized national state, Europe today can represent a model of integration, on the economic field and, in perspective, on the political terrain. Beyond this, Europe must offer a partnership with the African Union to start a Green New Deal for Europe and Africa together, with the allocation of financial resources, but also technology transfers and infrastructure creation. But in this partnership for growth the initiative must be entrusted to African countries, as was the case for Europe in the case of the Marshall Plan. Europe must impose as a sole condition that their plan be drawn up in common and placed in the perspective of strengthening the process of economic and political integration already started on the Continent.

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China and the EU in the Era of Regional and Interregional Cooperation

The Belt and Road initiative in a comparative perspective

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Edited by Mario Telo and Yuan Feng

This book is the outcome of a multi-annual study of Chinese and European research institutions that addresses the partnership between the EU and China and its political and economic implications.

The book’s distinct focus is to situate this multipurpose relationship within the context of the multidisciplinary academic debate about China’s interregional relations with specific regions (i.e. Europe, Southeast Asia, Latin America, Africa, Middle East), notably the Belt and Road initiative (BRI).

Both the economic and political dimensions of the international rise of China are critically analysed, with special attention to opportunities, risks, challenges and controversial issues. The international set of authors uniquely combines academics and decision makers as well as experts and think tank leaders.

The collection includes contributions by Mario Telò, Sun Jisheng, Lin Hongyu, Zhao Jiakun, Wei Ling, Uwe Wissenbach, Feng Yuan, Jean-François Di Meglio, Shi Shiwei, Jürgen Rüland, Fabricio Rodrigues, Sebastian Santander, Wang Jin, Guy Burton, Geoffrey Harris, Jia Ruixia, Zhang Min and Gerald Stahl.

"A truly collaborative project combining stimulating contributions from China and Europe that collectively provide a ‘one-stop shop’ for all those interested in analyzing an ever more complex and important relationship"
Professor Shaun Breslin, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick, Co-Editor of The Pacific Review

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Decolonization of Technology Education

African Indigenous Perspectives

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Edited by Mishack T. Gumbo

Scholars in this edited collection tackle the issue of teaching students technology while Technology Education has not been decolonized or made relevant to indigenous technological worldviews. This book provides solutions that address the question: how to decolonize Technology Education. The solutions include the African Technology Education Decolonization Framework that should guide the design and development of the Technology Education curriculum and its methodologies in tune with the local realities and tailored towards the African agenda on sustainable development. This book offers fresh ideas to conceptualize Technology Education from an indigenous perspective.

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Mehrdad F. Samadzadeh

This book explores the interplay of childhood and the fairy tale as they both changed character in accordance with the historical transformations of the mid-nineteenth century. While the fairy tale was instrumental in the social construction of childhood, the latter for its part played an equally crucial role in altering the narrative structure of the fairy tale. So viewed, the story of childhood is closely intertwined with the fairy tale, and both with modernity as it changed its focus with the changing direction of the civilizing process. The liberating potential of modernity emerges when a broad spectrum of the marginalized, including children, begin to assert themselves and gain recognition as independent subjects of historical inquiry.

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Le Nationalisme en littérature (II)

Le « génie de la langue française » (1870-1940)

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Edited by Stéphanie Bertrand and Jean-Michel Wittmann

La défaite française de 1870 face à la Prusse et l’annexion de l’Alsace-Moselle ont érigé les réflexions linguistiques au statut de préoccupations nationales, voire nationalistes. En littérature, à la suite de Barrès notamment, nombre d’écrivains se sont attachés à relayer cette équivalence entre nation et langue françaises ; le « génie de la langue française » se trouve exalté, sous le signe de la « clarté » et de la « pureté ».

Les formes de l’analogie entre langue et nation, les valeurs linguistiques présentées comme « françaises », la nature des exigences linguistiques académiques et institutionnelles : ce sont les enjeux idéologiques de ces considérations sur la langue que les contributions ici rassemblées se proposent d’expliciter, à partir d’un corpus littéraire narratif, essayistique, voire poétique, composé des œuvres des chantres du nationalisme (Paul Bourget, Maurice Barrès, Charles Maurras), mais aussi d’œuvres reflétant (ou contestant) les idées et les valeurs du nationalisme (René Bazin, Léon Daudet, Paul Verlaine, Anatole France, Henri Barbusse, Jean Giraudoux, etc.).

Ce volume, qui réunit les communications prononcées lors du colloque organisé les 27 et 28 juin 2019 à l’Université de Lorraine, propose ainsi de réfléchir aux liens entre langue et idéologies nationalistes en littérature sous la IIIe République.

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Les forces de la modération

Ligne politique ou accommodements raisonnés dans les crises politico-religieuses européennes (XVIe -XIXe siècles) ?

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Edited by Olivier Andurand and Albane Pialoux

Les modérés sont-ils les oubliés de l’histoire ? Vertu morale, la modération n’est guère magnifiée comme principe politique et l’historiographie fait plus volontiers la part belle aux révoltés qu’aux pacificateurs, trop souvent suspects de faiblesse ou de compromission. Depuis les guerres de religion jusqu’aux nouveaux enjeux républicains, les occasions n’ont pourtant pas manqué aux théoriciens comme aux acteurs politiques d’inventer et de mettre en œuvre cette modération bien utile à la résolution des crises politiques et religieuses.

Mais la modération relève-t-elle d’un choix délibéré et théorisé de tempérance ou de mesure, ou au contraire d’un art de se frayer un chemin pragmatique entre les extrêmes, dans un contexte marqué par de fortes oppositions ? La modération peut-elle être le choix des forts et pas seulement celui des sages ou des résignés ?

À travers une vingtaine de contributions, cet ouvrage entend cerner cette notion, en traquant ce que des démarches, personnelles ou collectives, globales ou géographiquement localisées, durables ou éphémères, volontaires ou contraintes, peuvent présenter de commun. Cette mouvance, dont l’unité de pensée et d’action reste à prouver, met en débat les catégories traditionnellement utilisées de « tiers parti » ou de « troisième voie ». Peut-être les modérés sortiront-ils alors de cette zone grise dans laquelle les historiens les ont longtemps relégués.

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Paul T. Keyser

Half a dozen authors quote a total of over forty extracts from Pliny’s Natural History that are absent from our manuscripts of Pliny. These extracts have been virtually ignored by scholars, and never studied systematically. This book demonstrates that the half-dozen sources, Latin writers of the fifth to thirteenth centuries CE, are reliable, and argues that their extracts should be received as good evidence of a hitherto unsuspected augmented edition of Pliny, probably produced around 300 to 350 CE. Greek writers of the same era produced augmented versions of scientific texts to update, expand, and "complete" the work of the original authors. Pliny’s own work is composed in such a way as to invite augmentation. Paul T. Keyser’s efforts to recover the augmented Natural History suggest that late-antique Latin writers were also renovators of their scientific literature. The unknown augmentor, Keyser argues, was aiming to "complete" Pliny with new data, and to organize Pliny’s sometimes scattered presentations, all with the aim of making Pliny’s work more useful. The evidence shows that even in unfavorable times, some Latin writers were able to continue practicing science.

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Irune del Rio Gabiola

Affect, Ecofeminism, and Intersectional Struggles in Latin America: A Tribute to Berta Cáceres examines the power of affect in structuring decolonizing modes of resistance performed by social movements such as COPINH (Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras). Despite a harsh legacy of colonialism, indigenous communities continue suffering from territorial displacements, dispossession, and human rights abuses due to extractive projects that are violently destroying their land and, therefore, the environment. In particular, the Lenca communities in Honduras have been negatively affected by Western ideas of "progress" and "development" that have historically eliminated ancestral knowledges and indigenous ecological cosmologies while reinforcing Eurocentrism. Nevertheless, by reflecting on and articulating strategies for resisting neoliberalism, COPINH and its late cofounder Berta Cáceres’ commitment to environmental activism, ecofeminism, and intersectional struggles has contributed affectively and effectively to the production of democratic encounters in pursuit of social justice. In homage to Berta, who was brutally assassinated for her activism in 2016, this book takes the reader on an affective journey departing from the violent affects experienced by the Lencas due to colonial disruption, contemporary industrialization, and criminalization, towards COPINH’s political and social intervention fueled by outrage, resistance, transnational solidarity, care, mourning, and hope. In this way, subaltern actors nurture the power to—in line with Brian Massumi’s interpretation of affect—transform necropolitics into natality with the aim of creating a fairer and better world.

The volume is an ideal contribution to environmental studies, cultural studies, and Latin American studies courses focused on social movements, activism, ecofeminism, and postcolonialism.

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La culture comme facteur d’européisation

Le rôle de l’argument culturel dans la politique européenne de la Grèce (1944-1979)

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Antigoni-Despoina Poimenidou

Ce livre examine les initiatives gouvernementales grecques dans le domaine de la culture, leur relation à la politique européenne ainsi que le rôle de l’argument culturel dans le cadre des efforts de la Grèce en vue de son insertion dans la famille européenne du lendemain de la Seconde guerre mondiale jusqu’à la signature du traité d’adhésion à la CEE (1944-1979).

Dès la fin de la seconde guerre mondiale, les gouvernements grecs choisissent l’Occident à travers l’affirmation de la priorité à l’ancrage européen de leur pays. A la suite de la création de la CEE, la Grèce réussit à devenir le premier pays associé à la CEE (1961). Ce processus, interrompu par la dictature (1967-1974), se conclut par la signature du traité d’adhésion en 1979. Mais à côté de motivations économique, ce choix renvoyait en réalité à des motivations beaucoup plus profondes.

Relevant de l’histoire des relations internationales et plus précisément de l’histoire de l’intégration européenne durant la période d’après-guerre, ce livre cherche à combler les lacunes historiographiques sur les relations entre la Grèce et l’Europe occidentale, en donnant une image renouvelée de cette relation au-delà de sa dimension économique. Il s’agit d’une tentative d’expliquer comment se développe une politique culturelle, comment cette politique est liée aux questions d’identité, de modernisation et d’appartenance à un certain environnement, et dans quelle mesure les initiatives dans le domaine culturel constituent le cœur de la politique européenne de la Grèce.