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Selçuk Şentürk

This book focuses on Doris Lessing’s social and political reappraisal of the family. It looks at how her fiction both critiques traditional patriarchal family structures and explores alternative and non-normative configurations of family. The continuation of traditional ideas about family suggests that Lessing’s fiction remains meaningful and relevant today.

Kinship Reimagined: Family in Doris Lessing’s Fiction is a thoroughly researched, original and interesting contribution to both the study of Doris Lessing’s work and the study of the family, as it is represented in twentieth-century fiction. Senturk’s argument – that Lessing’s work develops from a critique of the family towards a resignification of it – is clearly argued, well structured, and engaging to read.

Susan Watkins, Professor in Cultural Studies and Humanities, Leeds Beckett University, UK

Selcuk Senturk’s monograph is a valuable contribution to the study of one of the twentieth century’s most important authors. Senturk analyzes with great insight the ways that Doris Lessing first resisted, then reconsidered, and finally reimagined family roles and kinship structures, as well as gender norms, during her prolific career. In Senturk’s work, the family emerges as not just a theme in Lessing’s writings but a key critical concept for understanding their import. Drawing expertly on such current critical discourses as feminism and eco-criticism, Senturk makes clear the enduring relevance of Lessing’s novels, showing how they continue to speak to the urgent problems of our time.

Dr Cornelius Collins, Co-editor in Chief in Doris Lessing Studies, Fordham University, USA.

Selcuk Senturk provides informed, systematic interpretation of the Western family across the corpus of Lessing’s novels. This insightful, sustained analysis reaches original and revealing conclusions, especially concerning lesser studied works, such as Mara and Dann and The Sweetest Dream.

Sandra Singer, Associate Professor in the Department of English and Theatre Studies, University of Guelph, CA

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Datenrechtsgesetz 1.0

Die theoretische Basis

SSAP International

Edited by Yuming Lian

Since its emergence, big data has brought us new forms of energy, technology and means of organization which will generate greater values by crossover, integration, openness and sharing of data. Nevertheless, risks caused by open access and the flow of data also bring us enormous challenges to privacy, business secrets and social and national securities. This raises people’s awareness on data sharing, privacy protection and social justice, and becomes a significant governance problem in the world. In order to solve these problems, Data Rights Law 1.0 is innovative in that it proposes a new concept of the «data person». It defines «data rights» as the rights derived from the «data person» and «data rights system» as the order based on «data rights». «Data rights law» is the legal normative formed out of the «data rights system». In this way, the book constructs a legal framework of «data rights-data rights system-data rights law». If data is considered as basic rights, on which new order and laws are to be built, it will bring brand new and profound meaning to future human life.

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Edited by Nils Holger Petersen, Dick De Boer, Bas Spierings and Martin Van der Velde

This book adopts a multidisciplinary and novel approach to the historical evolution of identities in Europe  – identities connected with regions as a multi-layered and processual key concept in dialogue and/or conflict with the emerging nation-state. In the book, historical disciplines meet with anthropology, human ge-ography and cultural studies to discuss how regional identities of various kinds were created, challenged and redefined; how they were experienced and expressed and to what extent they produced feelings of attachment.
Spatial, social, cultural and political manifestations of identities in Europe are historical phenomena. Their changes and forms help us understand the essential traits of European societies, in-cluding the development of differences and similarities, degrees of attachment and dynamics of physical and mental borders. Drawing on a wide range of sources – from historiography to in-terviews, hagiographical texts, images and songs – expressing evolving identities, this book presents an innovative approach to understanding identity formation in Europe.
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Edited by Trine Lund Thomsen

This book presents the results of the MIDA-project – the impact of labour migra-tion from the Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries to the Danish labour market. In addition, it includes chapters that focus on labour mobility in other EU countries. The project stems from collaboration between researchers from the former CoMID (the Research Center for the Study of Migration and Diversity) at Aalborg University and the Department of Occupational Medicine at the Regional Hospital West Jutland.
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Data Rights Law 2.0

The System Construction

SSAP International

Edited by Yuming Lian

Human rights, real rights, and data rights will be the three categories of fundamental rights of mankind in the future. Data rights, in essence, are the rights to share and the ultimate manifestation of data ownership. They aim at the effective use of data and holds special significance for our future life.

– People.cn

The digital civilization is the value justification and driving force of the creation of the data rights law, while the data rights law offers basis for the existence of the digital civilization, helping maintain its systems and improving its order.

Democracy and Law Times

The research of the data rights law is a grand groundbreaking project and a major social and academic issue that future generations will have to continue to work on.

China and Africa Daily

In this sense, the data rights law is the product of a leap of our civilization and its order, and it pushes for the leap of the human world from the industrial civilization to the digital civilization.

– eztv.vip

The proposal of the data rights law has laid a legal foundation for us to safeguard national data sovereignty, take form hold on our right to formulate data rights rules, have our voice heard in the international community in the field of data rights, and promote the rule of law in global cyberspace governance. It is of special importance to the building of a community with a shared future in cyberspace.

World Chinese Weekly

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Peilin Li, Jingdong Qu and Yabin Yang

La Chine de la première moitié du 20ème siècle a connu de nombreux bouleversements dont la fin des dynasties, les mouvements pour la république, les Seigneurs de guerre, de multiples invasions … Elle a aussi vu son milieu culturel et académique s’épanouir. Pendant cette période, la sociologie chinoise contemporaine a pris forme, s’est développée, et a exercé une influence non négligeable dans le monde intellectuel. La variété des approches et la qualité des recherches en sociologie ont atteint un niveau remarquable. Les travaux réalisés durant cette période constituent un héritage précieux et une base solide et incontournable pour les recherches contemporaines en la matière. Après l’arrêt de toute recherche sociologique pendant presque 30 ans (les années 50–80), il est important et intéressant de faire connaître les chercheurs qui ont bâti la sociologie chinoise d’aujourd’hui, ainsi que leurs travaux, aux étudiants et chercheurs de nos jours.

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Truths, Trust and Translation

A festschrift, love letter and thank you to Michèle Cooke

Edited by Michael En

Translation is a fact of life. It happens in as many ways as there are colours in the rainbow. And once we see it, we can never go back to not seeing it. Meaning (making), understanding (the ‘right’ and the ‘wrong’ things), relating (to the world and to each other) – it all starts with us.

Nobody has lived this more colourfully than Michèle Cooke, whose work the contributors to this book celebrate by showing what translating our truths is – and can be – all about.

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Edited by Boris Norman

Поэзия – сфера свободного словесного творчества. Тем не менее, поэт должен придерживаться каких-то языковых норм. Механизмы внутренней речи, преобразования смысла и эмоций в текст получают в книге лингвистическую интерпретацию. Материалом для наблюдений и выводов служит русская поэзия, в основном ХХ века (Б. Пастернак, О. Мандельштам, М. Цветаева, Б. Окуджава, Ю. Левитанский, А. Кушнер и др.).

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Conversations on Utopia

Cultural and Communication Practices

Edited by Miriam Bait and Claudia Gualtieri

This book offers an interdisciplinary conversation on utopia clustered around cultural and communication practises in terms of political and ethical projects. It sheds light on cultural and discursive aspects characterising the polysemous concept of utopia conceived as an ongoing process that is put into practice in the present. Against this backdrop, the book raises questions for intellectual work, seeks out an enlightening breach in academic field boundaries, invites a revision of the forms of knowledge production, and encourages pedagogical actions for the development of critical thinking.
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Opening Pathways, Building Bridges

Skilled Migration of Mexican Scientists and Engineers to the UK

Tonatiuh Anzures

Opening Pathways, Building Bridges explores contemporary skilled migration and the brain drain using a bottom-up approach, based on a case study of Mexican scientists and engineers—or the Brains, as coined by the author—working in the UK. It provides an insight into how the phenomenon is shaped by the migrants’ personal and professional experiences (from Mexico to the UK: ‘opening pathways’) and how their contributions could have valuable effects through diaspora policies (from the UK back to Mexico: ‘building bridges’).

The research is based on an analysis of 36 semi-structured, qualitative interviews with Mexicans graduated in STEM fields, who currently work in academia or the private sector in the UK, and the empirical findings are organised into three main topics: transnationalism, professional experience and collaboration at a distance. It is argued that a more balanced exchange between Mexico and the UK can be achieved by building more bridges with the diaspora through long-distance collaborative initiatives. For this to happen, it is important for policy-makers to understand the relevance of skilled individuals’ choices and experiences, the value of their networks and communities of interest, the existing imbalances between developed and developing countries, and the challenges posed by scientific and professional collaborative projects.

This book offers some ideas and policy recommendations arising from the research, in order to better understand—and face—the challenges of skilled migration in future years and, ultimately, mitigate the negative effects of the Brains’ departure.