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Edited by Judith Lange, Eva Rothenberger and Martin Schubert

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Gentrifiktionen

Zur Gentrifizierung in deutschsprachigen Berlin-Romanen nach 2000

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Hanna Henryson

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Pflegerische Versorgung alter Menschen

Qualität – Konzepte – Rahmenbedingungen Festschrift für Prof. Dr. Stefan Görres

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Edited by Ingrid Darmann-Finck and Heike Mertesacker

Die Pflege hat eine zentrale Rolle in der Versorgung alter Menschen. Sie trägt dazu bei, dass alte Menschen trotz Einschränkungen, z.B. in der Selbstständigkeit, ein Leben in Würde und Selbstbestimmung führen können. Renommierte Autorinnen und Autoren konkretisieren, welches genau das Ziel der Pflege von alten Menschen sein soll und wie die Qualität in der Langzeitpflege weiterentwickelt und gemessen werden kann. Weitere Beiträge thematisieren Herausforderungen und Konzepte in der spirituellen Begleitung von zu pflegenden Menschen und hinsichtlich des Einsatzes von digitalen Technologien. Schließlich werden rechtliche und qualifikatorische Rahmenbedingungen diskutiert sowie Chancen und Desiderata von Pflegeforschung herausgearbeitet.

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The (Near) Future of Central Bank Digital Currencies

Risks and Opportunities for the Global Economy and Society

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Edited by Nicola Bilotta and Fabrizio Botti

The value of global cashless payments has been radically increasing worldwide. Despite cash being the most used payment instrument in the world, technological innovation and new consumer preferences are decisively transforming the way consumers pay and manage money. The COVID-19 pandemic may also have been an accelerator of the cashless mega-trend. Private players currently dominate the digital payment ecosystem, urging central banks to seek solutions to ensure public access to legal tender if cash is phased out. In this context, the idea of a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) is gaining momentum. Nevertheless, there is a need to better understand the implications in terms of risks, benefits and potential costs of CBDCs. From privacy concerns to macroeconomic effects, these implications blur the boundaries of the payment and financial systems, challenging the core functions of our economy and society.

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Edited by Jorge Cagiao y Conde and Alain-G. Gagnon

The controversial issue of secession has received little attention from experts of federalism. The best federal studies either evade it or dismiss it in a few lines. However, the issue of secession has been present throughout the history of federations. This book is one of the first to explore the complex relationship between federalism and secession.

The authors whose work is presented here recognize the potential of federalism as a way to organize relations between several different states, peoples, nations or territories under the same government. However, they are not naïve or idealist about the ability of the federal idea to succeed in the complex situations in which it is applied. In some cases success seems assured (the United States, Switzerland, Germany, etc.), and the merits of federalism can be showcased. But there are also failures (the former Yugoslavia, or more recently Brexit) and semi-failures that have generated turbulence in recent years in devolutive systems (Scotland in the United Kingdom, Catalonia in Spain) or federative systems (Québec in Canada).

This book provides a nuanced portrait of the issue of secession in federal contexts and lays the groundwork for questioning the still too fragile legacy of the great thinkers of federalism.

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El género policial en Cuba

Novela policial revolucionaria, neopolicial y teleseries

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Carlos Uxó

Este libro argumenta que el apogeo del género policial en Cuba a partir de 1971 está ligado a la redefinición cultural y política que tuvo lugar en las primeras décadas de la Revolución. La proliferación de novelas policiales, sus masivas tiradas y su promoción por organismos oficiales no es un fenómeno meramente literario y editorial, y debe analizarse en relación con la política cultural del largo Quinquenio Gris.

Este libro argumenta también que la decadencia de la novela policial revolucionaria, y el desarrollo del neopolicial en los noventa, son reflejo de cambios en el contexto sociopolítico cubano. La gradual apertura en los ochenta, la desaparición de la Unión Soviética y el inicio del Periodo Especial, hicieron del tono épico del policial revolucionario un producto trasnochado, posibilitando un policial que cuestionaba cuanto antes se consideraba irrefutable.

Finalmente, este libro argumenta que el análisis del policial cubano debe incorporar las teleseries policiales. La Revolución instrumentalizó la television para la educación masiva en los principios revolucionarios, un proyecto educativo como parte del cual pronto comienzan a retransmitirse programas centrados en la nueva legalidad revolucionaria. Las teleseries policiales han desempeñado un papel paralelo al de la narrativa que se analiza aquí por primera vez.

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Edited by Cyril Levitt and Sabine Sander

This posthumously published work by Lawrence Krader surveys the study of myths from ancient times (classical Greece and Rome, Egypt, Babylonian, Akkadian, Sumerian, Chinese), from the Biblical traditions, from the indigenous peoples of the Americas and Australia, and from Northeastern and Central Asia. The book covers the various approaches to the study of myth from ancient times through Europe in the Middle Ages, in the Renaissance and Enlightenment, in the Romantic movement in the late eighteenth and early to mid-nineteenth century, among the evolutionists of the mid-nineteenth to the early twentieth century, and the structuralists, and hermeneutic approaches as well as linguistics. The book covers the treatment of myth from the inside, that is, from the experience of those committed to the myth and from the outside or those ethnologists, philosophers, and other students of myth who are outsiders. This treatment takes up the theme of esoteric and exoteric myths as it rejects some of the assumptions and approaches to the study of myth in the past while singling out others for approval and inclusion in the general theory of myth. Interestingly, it includes a discussion of myth in science and in infinitesimal mathematics. And, it considers the relationship between myth and ideology in the twentieth century in relation to politics and power. It both incorporates and broadens Krader’s theory of nature as a manifold consisting of different orders which he developed in his magnum opus Noetics: The Science of Thinking and Knowing.

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Ilias Ben Mna

This book examines the reverberations of key components of Ronald Reagan’s ideology in selected Hollywood blockbuster movies. The aim of this analysis is to provide a clearer understanding of the intertwinement of cinematic spectacles with neoliberalism and neoconservatism. The analysis comprises a dissection of Reagan’s presidential rhetoric and the examination of four seminal Hollywood blockbuster movies. The time range for analysis stretches from the 1980s until the 2010s. Among the key foci are filmic content as well as production and distribution contexts. It is concluded that Reagan’s political metaphors and the corporatization of film studios in the 1970s and 1980s continue to shape much of Hollywood blockbuster filmmaking.

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Anil Jacob Kunnel

In today’s global and digitalized world, the investigation of relational trust as part of social connections has remained a popular and interdisciplinary academic topic. This book explores the idea of trust as a basic type of information processing that might be as old as human existence but has gained new attention with the emergence of online communication channels. The result is a strategic reconsideration of the brain’s role in the formation of social relationships and a new look at how information might shape our confidence in others.

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L’émergence de la norme internationale sur le « crime d’honneur »

Une analyse du discours onusien dans la perspective de l’histoire des religions

Aurore Schwab

Ce livre ouvre un nouveau champ d’études : les dynamiques normatives globales relatives aux religions. Le cas de la norme internationale des droits de l’homme sur la pratique du crime d’honneur retient l’attention car elle a un potentiel de dissémination mondiale et participe à la controverse sur la religiosité de la pratique du crime d’honneur au Pakistan. En empruntant la perspective de l’histoire des religions et la méthode d’analyse du discours, l’auteure atteint trois objectifs : la reconstruction des événements qui produisent la norme internationale, la mise en exergue des mécanismes sous-jacents aux discours onusiens et l’examen de la religiosité des pratiques normatives onusiennes et pakistanaises.