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River Flowing North

Migration Generating Geographies and International Irregular Migrations

Edited by Suat KOLUKIRIK and Elif Gün

The phenomenon of migration, whose boundaries cannot be drawn, is not only a process that needs to be resolved economically, but also a multidimensional phenomenon that encompasses many areas in political, cultural, legal and social terms. Although the people built nations for themselves, set borders and established a relationship of belonging on certain lands, migration has always existed and continues to exist as a reality that pushes the limits of countries. In particular, the flows and possibilities that globalization has brought have enabled the phenomenon of migration to gain a different dimension and to be practiced and experienced in different ways in different parts of the world. Today, migration has ceased to be a phenomenon that affects only the countries that receive and produce migrants and that are located on the migration routes, and has become a series of events that occur on a transnational plane and await solutions. Now, the phenomenon of migration has become a problem of humanity, not a problem of individual communities and nations, and has become an important issue that needs to be approached on an international and global level.

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Reproduction of Armenianness in Diasporic Spaces

A Comparative Analysis of Armenianness in Turkish, Lebanese and British Cases

Mustafa Tayfun Üstün

This research is conceived as an empirically grounded analysis of ethnicity and diasporic identity. It seeks to understand how ethnicity works and is reproduced in diasporic space through focusing on the Armenian Diaspora in Turkey, Lebanon and Britain. Differently from traditional approaches, this book shows us that Armenianness is not a holistic "thing". Rather, it is socially constructed and consists of various cues affected by interactions and contexts. This book describes that the reproduction of Armenianness in diasporic spaces is a patchwork having countless patterns, colours, and meanings. Although all define themselves as Armenian, their understandings of Armenianness vary. Armenianness sometimes seems to be ethnic, nationalist, political, moderate or congregational among diasporic spaces.

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Edited by Jesús-M. Nieto Ibañez and Angel Ruiz Pérez

Este libro recoge estudios monográficos en homenaje al profesor Emilio Suárez de la Torre, sobre religiosidad y superstición –en particular la magia, pero también la astrología– en la Grecia Antigua. Un grupo de ellos se centran en el estudio de los dioses y héroes griegos, desde la perspectiva mítica y literaria y la cultual. El último apartado se dedica a la cuestión de la religiosidad y el ateísmo en la filosofía y la religión.

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Empowered Women

Nigerian Society, Education, and Empowerment

Dolapo Adeniji-Neill

This book identifies and examine the changing roles of Nigerian women: in the family, educational attainment and society as experienced and expressed by a sample of educated, Nigerian women. Five of the participants were children caught in Biafran (Nigerian) war and their education was interrupted during the war. All struggle to gain education as girls and women growing up in Nigeria in families with sometimes limited resources. The book is based on the assumption that changes are taking place at all levels of Nigerian society, and that these changes are reflected in the way Nigerian women think and express views about themselves and their extended families. Nine Nigerian women resident in Egypt, were interviewed in depth using the 'topical life history' method to reveal their attitudes and perceptions concerning the woman's role in the family. In lengthy, free form, non-directive interviews, the participants recount their life histories from small children to the present day, and in this process comment and reveal their feelings about personal, family and social issues. Based on a literature review some eight hypotheses are identified and examined concerning these issues and the participants' views about them. The response data are grouped under the hypotheses and analyzed. Conclusions suggest changing role patterns of women as expressed by these women from lower- and middle-class families, concerning education male and female children, bearing progeny, polygamy, earning income to provide for the family, marriage, male domination and influences and pressures from the extended family.

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Comprendre la non-participation

Les citoyens face aux dispositifs délibératifs tirés au sort


Vincent Jacquet

De plus en plus d’acteurs politiques voient dans la participation et la délibération citoyenne une solution au malaise dont souffrent les démocraties représentatives contemporaines. Cette tendance est marquée par la mise en place de dispositifs rassemblant des citoyens tirés au sort dans l’ensemble de la population. Les participants rencontrent des experts, échangent entre eux et formulent des recommandations qui sont transmises aux décideurs. Nous pouvons par exemple penser à l’Assemblée citoyenne irlandaise sur l’avortement ou la convention citoyenne pour le climat qui a suivi le mouvement des gilets jaunes en France. L’usage du sort dans la sélection des participants est justifié par la volonté d’incarner un idéal de participation égalitaire et le désir d’augmenter la diversité des points de vue échangés dans la délibération. Cependant, la majorité des personnes recrutées déclinent aujourd’hui l’invitation à participer à ces dispositifs.

Cet ouvrage tente de comprendre pourquoi peu de citoyens sont attirés par ces innovations démocratiques censées revivifier les régimes politiques contemporains. Il est basé sur une recherche de terrain dont la principale originalité consiste à interroger des personnes tirées au sort qui ont refusé de prendre part à des dispositifs délibératifs. L’ouvrage questionne dès lors les idéaux, mais également les limites, du développement d’une démocratie inclusive.

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Textualization of Experience

Studies on Ancient Greek Literature


Paweł Majewski

The book is an analysis of Greek Hellenistic literature with the help of conceptual tools of cultural studies and media theory. Its main aim is to describe the cultural process during which Greek authors in the 4th and 3rd centuries B.C. made the “textualization of experience", that is, transferred phenomenalistically understood qualities of human sensory experience to the categories characteristic for textual description – as far as possible for them. This process is shown by examples from the works of Xenophon, Aristotle, Theophrastus, Philitas of Kos and Archimedes. The author also tries to show some of the consequences that the phenomenon of the Hellenistic textualization of experience had for the later epochs of European culture.

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Edited by Hatice Aydin and Aysel Kurnaz

Consumer psychology is an important area that studies how our thoughts, beliefs, feelings, and perceptions influence our buying behaviors. To understand consumer psychology, it is necessary to understand the perspectives of consumer psychology, know the theories of consumer psychology, and have knowledge of practices about consumer psychology. The concept of consumer psychology, which constitutes a new agenda in discussions on marketing, includes some theory and research. Before elaborating on research and theory we should know some important perspectives about consumer psychology. This book aims to clarify these points in three sections and twenty chapters. To this end, this book covers in-depth studies from marketing discipline that evaluate consumer psychology, theories, and practices.

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Revisiting Vygotsky for Social Change

Bringing Together Theory and Practice


Edited by Adolfo Tanzi Neto, Fernanda Liberali and Manolis Dafermos

Contemporary thinkers and researchers from different parts of the world involved in achieving human development employ Vygotsky’s theory in order to deal with new social challenges arising in a global but deeply divided world (Santos, 2000; Souza e Santos, 2008; Martín-Baró, 1998). The chapters of this book shed light onto Vygotsky’s initial principles adding critical and social perspectives as a way of expanding his legacy to global contemporary needs such as a critical reflection from the perspective of social change, social dynamics and human development, ethical-political situations of action power, dialectic relationship of the human being with society, contradictions in an individual’s dramatic life events and awareness of the social environment to actively change the existing forms of life.

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Breast Cancer Inside Out

Bodies, Biographies & Beliefs


Edited by Kimberly R. Myers

This book offers a 360° look at breast cancer from individuals who have intimate understanding of and experience with it: patients who have lived or are living with the disease; healthcare providers whose perspectives patients and families rarely get to know; and researchers and scholars who examine breast cancer through various scientific and cultural lenses. Here you will meet 33 individuals from the UK and US who provide both factual information and personal insights in different forms: historical overview, personal essay, interview, play script, poem, interpersonal vignette, practical guidelines, comic, mixed-media photography exhibit and scholarly analysis.

Breast cancer changes lives. This book is meant to be a single go-to source for people who want to understand more fully and clearly the lived experience of breast cancer – what those who know it best think and do and feel.

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Edited by Borut Rončević and Matej Makarovič

From the dawn of humanity, the dialectic relationship between technology and society has been one of the driving forces behind changes in both realms. Trends in technological developments and their applications are, ultimately, the result of individual and collective choices. At the same time, technology influences the social choices of individuals, small groups and entire societies. This book focuses on two closely related ideas: technological development and social choices. While relating them, the book shows the relationship between human individuals and their agency; social structures, both as the initial context and as resulting from human agency; and technology that has been developed and applied by human agents’ choices within social contexts.