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Bruno Munari

The Lightness of Art

Edited by Pierpaolo Antonello, Matilde Nardelli and Margherita Zanoletti

Bruno Munari was one of the most important and eclectic twentieth-century European artists. Dubbed the «Leonardo and Peter Pan» of contemporary art, he pioneered what would later be labelled kinetic art, playing a key role in the constitution and definition of the aesthetic programmes of groups such as Movimento Arte Concreta and Programmed Art. He became an internationally recognized name in the field of industrial design, winning the prestigious «Compasso d’Oro» prize four times, while also being a prominent figure in Italian graphic design, working for magazines such as Tempo and Domus, as well as renowned publishing companies such as Einaudi and Bompiani. He left an indelible mark as an art pedagogue and popularizer with his famous 1970s artistic laboratories for children and was the author of numerous books, ranging from essays on art and design to experimental books.

Capturing a resurgent interest in Munari at the international level, the exceptional array of critical voices in this volume constitutes an academic study of Munari of a depth and range that is unprecedented in any language, offering a unique analysis of Munari’s seven-decade-long career. Through original archival research, and illuminating and generative comparisons with other artists and movements both within and outside Italy, the essays gathered here offer novel readings of more familiar aspects of Munari’s career while also addressing those aspects that have received scant or no attention to date.

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The Nation of Islam and Black Consciousness

The Works of Amiri Baraka, Sonia Sanchez, and Other Writers


Ammar Abduh Aqeeli

The Nation of Islam and Black Consciousness: The Works of Amiri Baraka, Sonia Sanchez, and Other Writers engages in the scholarly discussions about the origins and formation of the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s and 1970s, which rarely give credit to the role of the Nation of Islam’s (NOI) teachings in the emergence of the movement and in shaping the subjects and themes of its literary works. This book reevaluates the common belief that Malcolm X is the most appealing black historical figure in the movement’s literature and demonstrates how the NOI’s perception of black consciousness shaped the aesthetic sensibilities of the movement’s poets and playwrights in their fights against anti-black racism. The Nation of Islam and Black Consciousness can be used in African American literature courses as it provides a thorough analysis of hidden literary texts written by black writers in the 1960s and 1970s. Reading this book today will help readers reflect on how a narrow understanding of "Americanness" is threatening to the American ideals of diversity and inclusiveness on which America was founded. Moreover, this book is useful for those who are interested in studying how identity politics functions to achieve certain social and cultural goals.

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Erinnerung aus zweiter Hand

Die born-free Generation in Südafrika und ihre Interpretation der Apartheid und des demokratischen Übergangs


Julia Sonnleitner

Nach den ersten demokratischen Wahlen in Südafrika 1994 ist eine Generation herangewachsen, welche die Apartheid nicht mehr miterlebt hat. Sie ist in einem demokratischen Staat aufgewachsen, in dem die Apartheid dennoch in vielen Bereichen nachwirkt. Basierend auf ethnografischer Forschung legt die Autorin dar, wie VertreterInnen der born-free Generation die Vergangenheit ihres Landes interpretieren. Durch zwei neue Ansätze leistet die Untersuchung einen innovativen Beitrag zur Erinnerungsforschung: erstens durch den rezeptions-zentrierten Zugang, der soziale Positionierungen der befragten Jugendlichen in den Mittelpunkt stellt. Zweitens durch das Konzept des Chronotopos, mit dem die Relevanz von Zeit, Raum und Subjekt in der Analyse von Vergangenheitsdarstellungen berücksichtigt wird.

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Andrej Zahorák

This book provides a comprehensive view of intercultural specifics resulting from the translation and reception process of precedent phenomena (precedent names, texts, statements, situations) in different linguistic and socio-cultural spaces – Russian, Slovak and German. The author analyses language and translation itself as a phenomenon of culture in form of interdisciplinary research and thus links translation studies with philosophy, literary science, culture, and intercultural psychology. His comparative research provides a detailed analysis of precedent phenomena in the work Moscow to the End of the Line by V. Erofeev (Russian-Slovak-German comparative aspect). His conclusions and commentaries enrich the sphere of translation and reception of intercultural units.

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Edited by Wim Remysen and Sabine Schwarze

Cet ouvrage est le second de deux volumes publiés à la suite de la troisième édition du colloque international Les idéologies linguistiques dans la presse écrite : l’exemple des langues romanes (ILPE 3), tenue à l’Université d’Alicante en octobre 2017. Il réunit 15 articles qui abordent, sous divers angles, la question des idéologies linguistiques véhiculées dans la presse de langue française et italienne.

Questo libro è il secondo di due volumi pubblicati in seguito alla terza edizione del colloquio internazionale La mediazione di ideologie linguistiche attraverso la stampa: il caso delle lingue romanze (ILPE 3), tenutosi presso l'Università di Alicante nell'ottobre 2017. Raccoglie 15 contributi che affrontano, da angolazioni diverse, temi relativi alle ideologie linguistiche veicolate dalla stampa francese e italiana.

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KakaoTalk and Facebook

Korean American Youth Constructing Hybrid Identities


Jiwoo Park and Dafna Lemish

KakaoTalk and Facebook: Korean American Youth Constructing Hybrid Identities explores the role smartphones play in the lives of Korean American youth as they explore their identities and navigate between fitting into their host society and their Korean heritage. Employing multiple methodologies, this book gives voice to the youth’s personal experiences, identity struggles, and creative digital media practices. While similar in many aspects to other American youth, they also differ greatly in the central roles that their smartphones’ use plays in maintaining their mastery of the Korean language, connecting to Korean pop culture, and cultivating their social networks with other co-ethnic peers and homeland relatives and friends. The results of this study challenge traditional assumptions about assimilation of second generation immigrants into a host society and suggest that digital technologies facilitate the process of segmented assimilation, according to which ethnic identities continue to play a central role in the identity of children of immigrants. KakaoTalk and Facebook will be of great interest to scholars and educators of media and youth and those exploring how digital media have changed the nature of immigration processes in dramatic ways.

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Edited by Andreas Bihrer

Schon die Zeitgenossen zählten die ›Vision des Mönchs von Eynsham‹, die einem Benediktinermönch eines englischen Klosters 1196 offenbart wurde, zu den bedeutendsten Jenseitsreisen des Mittelalters. Bald nach der Aufzeichnung des Visionsberichts um 1200 begannen mehrere Bearbeiter und Übersetzer in Westeuropa, die Offenbarung den Erfordernissen ihrer Zeit und ihrer Region sowie ihrem sozialen und geistigen Milieu anzupassen. Die Edition erschließt eine Redaktion des 14. Jahrhunderts, die im Umfeld der monastischen Reformbewegung des Spätmittelalters und dabei insbesondere im Kontext der deutschen Kartausen zu verorten ist. Die Einleitung klärt die Überlieferungszusammenhänge und das Verhältnis der unterschiedlichen hoch- und spätmittelalterlichen Fassungen und Übersetzungen dieser Vision.

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Die Vorversichereranfrage

Wirtschaftliche Bedeutung und kartellrechtliche Bewertung


Sarah Vogel

Bei einer Vorversichereranfrage handelt es sich um einen Informationsaustausch zwischen Versicherern und damit zwischen Wettbewerbern. Vorversichereranfragen finden insbesondere statt, wenn ein Versicherungsnehmer einen Wechsel zu einem anderen Versicherer anstrebt. Die im Rahmen der Anfrage erhaltenen Angaben legt der neue Versicherer seinem Vertragsangebot gegenüber dem betreffenden Versicherungsnehmer und seiner Prämienberechnung zu Grunde. Die Autorin untersucht die wirtschaftlichen Hintergründe dieses Informationsaustauschs sowie seine kartellrechtliche Zulässigkeit. Dabei geht sie insbesondere auf die im Rahmen von Art. 101 Abs. 1 AEUV geltenden Maßstäbe für die kartellrechtliche Zulässigkeit eines Informationsaustauschs ein.

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Edited by Rafel Ravina

The mystery of happiness has occupied human beings from ancient times until the present day. Philosophers, economists, historians, artists, and psychologists have offered different definitions of what happiness is and how to measure and develop it in various fields.

In this regard, the group of researchers from six countries: Spain, Italy, Mexico, United Kingdom, Brazil and Equador, present their fourth joint work in this new book titled »Happiness Management: A Lighthouse for Social Wellbeing, Creativity and Sustainability«, which contains twelve contibutions about different knowledge areas, all based on the approach to happiness.

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Hip-Hop Education

Innovation, Inspiration, Elevation

Edited by Edmund Adjapong and Chris Emdin

Hip-Hop Education is a sociopolitical movement that utilizes both online and offline platforms to advance the utility of hip-hop as a theoretical framework and practical approach to teaching and learning. The movement is aimed at disrupting the oppressive structures of schools and schooling for marginalized youth through a reframing of hip-hop in the public sphere, and the advancement of the educative dimensions of the hip-hop culture. Hip-Hop Education’s academic roots include, but are not limited to the fields of education, sociology, anthropology and cultural studies and it draws its most distinct connections to the field of hip-hop studies; which is in many ways, is the stem from which this branch of study has grown and established itself. Authors and academics who brought hip-hop into fields like African American studies, philosophy, and the general public writ large, provided in depth studies of a wide range of topics that range from feminism to race and racism. Hip-Hop Education: Innovation, Inspiration, Elevation will be the first of its kind in educational praxis. The series will be composed of books by artists, scholars, teachers, and community participants. The series will publish global authors who are experts in the fields of Hip-Hop, Education, Black Studies, Black Popular Culture, Community Studies, Activism, Music, and Curriculum.

Hip-Hop Education is explicit about its focus on the science and art of teaching and learning. This series argues that Hip-hop embodies the awareness, creativity and innovation that are at the core of any true education. Furthermore, its work brings visibility to the powerful yet silenced narratives of achievement and academic ability among the hip-hop generation; reflecting the brilliance, resilience, ingenuity and intellectual ability of those who are embedded in hip-hop culture but also not necessarily academics in the conventional sense.