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Towards Turkish American Literature

Narratives of Multiculturalism in Post-Imperial Turkey

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Elena Furlanetto

The author expands the definition of Turkish American literature beyond fiction written by Americans of Turkish descent to incorporate texts that literally ‘commute’ between two national spheres. This segment of Turkish American literature transcends established paradigms of immigrant life-writing, as it includes works by Turkish authors who do not qualify as American permanent residents and were not born in the United States by Turkish parents (such as Elif Shafak and Halide Edip), and on novels where the Turkish and Ottoman matter decisively prevails over the American (Güneli Gün’s «On the Road to Baghdad» and Alev Lytle Croutier’s «Seven Houses»). Yet, these texts were written in English, were purposefully located on the American market, and simultaneously engage the Turkish and the American cultural and literary traditions.

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HR Policies and Maternal Labor Supply

The Example of Employer-Supported Childcare

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Susanne Schneider

The author asks how far the extension of employer-supported childcare serves as a driver for higher maternal labor supply. She addresses this question by categorizing employer-supported childcare as an efficiency wage introduced by the employer to increase the working volume of mothers. Applying various impact evaluation techniques in an econometric analysis, the author concludes that the availability of employer-supported childcare has a positive impact on the length and working volume of mothers who return back to work after giving birth. Furthermore, the usage of employer-supported childcare by mothers with pre-school age children influences the amount of agreed and actual working hours positively.

 

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From Orientalism to Cultural Capital

The Myth of Russia in British Literature of the 1920s

Olga Soboleva and Angus Wrenn

From Orientalism to Cultural Capital presents a fascinating account of the wave of Russophilia that pervaded British literary culture in the early twentieth century. The authors bring a new approach to the study of this period, exploring the literary phenomenon through two theoretical models from the social sciences: Orientalism and the notion of «cultural capital» associated with Pierre Bourdieu. Examining the responses of leading literary practitioners who had a significant impact on the institutional transmission of Russian culture, they reassess the mechanics of cultural dialogism, mediation and exchange, casting new light on British perceptions of modernism as a transcultural artistic movement and the ways in which the literary interaction with the myth of Russia shaped and intensified these cultural views.

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Edited by Petra M. Vogel, Elke Donalies, Ludwig M. Eichinger, Mechthild Habermann, Jörg Meibauer, Barbara Schlücker, Hans-Joachim Solms, Pavol Stekauer and Salvador Valera Hernández

«Zeitschrift für Wortbildung / Journal of Word Formation» (ZWJW) ist eine internationale Open-Access-Zeitschrift mit einem Double-blind-Begutachtungsverfahren, die bei Peter Lang erscheint. Das Spektrum der Zeitschrift umfasst Wortbildungsphänomene in allen Sprachen und in allen linguistischen Bereichen, z.B. Morphologie, Syntax, Lexikologie, Phonologie, Semantik, Pragmatik, Sprachgeschichte, Typologie, Dialektologie, Spracherwerb und Sprachkontakt.

Die Zeitschrift erscheint online mit zwei Ausgaben pro Jahr. Sie enthält Artikel, Rezensionen und allgemeine Informationen/Berichte wie z.B. Tagungsankündigungen. Sonderhefte zu wichtigen Themen der Wortbildung werden in unregelmäßigen Abständen erscheinen. Manuskripte können in Deutsch, Englisch, Französisch und Spanisch eingereicht werden.

Manuskripte sind an die federführende Herausgeberin Prof. Dr. Petra M. Vogel zu senden:
E-Mail: petra.vogel@uni-siegen.de
Homepage: https://www.uni-siegen.de/phil/germanistik/mitarbeiter/vogel_petra_m/

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«Zeitschrift für Wortbildung / Journal of Word Formation» (ZWJW) is an open access and double-blind peer reviewed international journal published by Peter Lang. ZWJW publishes papers with respect to any language and linguistic field, e.g. morphology, syntax, lexicology, phonology, semantics, pragmatics, language history, typology, dialectology, language acquisition, language contact.

The journal is published online and releases two issues a year. It contains original papers, reviews and general information such as announcements of conferences, meetings, workshops, etc. Special issues devoted to important topics in word formation will occasionally be published. Manuscripts are accepted in English, German, French and Spanish.

Please send your manuscript to the editor in chief, Prof. Dr. Petra M. Vogel:
E-mail: petra.vogel@uni-siegen.de
Website: https://www.uni-siegen.de/phil/germanistik/mitarbeiter/vogel_petra_m/

 

Herausgeberinnen und Herausgeber / Editorship:
Petra M. Vogel (Universität Siegen)
Elke Donalies (Institut für Deutsche Sprache, Mannheim)
Ludwig M. Eichinger (Institut für Deutsche Sprache, Mannheim)
Mechthild Habermann (Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg)
Jörg Meibauer (Universität Mainz)
Barbara Schlücker (Universität Bonn)
Hans-Joachim Solms (Universität Halle-Wittenberg)
Pavol Štekauer (Pavol Jozef Šafárik University Košice)
Salvador Valera Hernández (University of Granada)

Wissenschaftlicher Beirat / Advisory Board:
Werner Abraham (Universität Wien & Universität München) Aleksandra Bagasheva (Sofia University) Irmhild Barz (Universität Leipzig) Geert Booij (University of Leiden) Jan Čermák (Charles University Prague) Gerrit J. Dimmendaal (Universität zu Köln) Jan Don (University of Amsterdam)
Nanna Fuhrhop (Universität Oldenburg)
Livio Gaeta (University of Turin)
Luise Kempf (Universität Mainz)
Lívia Körtvélyessy (Pavol Jozef Šafárik University Košice)
Elisabeth Leiss (Universität München)
Hans Christian Luschützky (Universität Wien)
Francesca Masini (University of Bologna)
Franz Rainer (Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien)
Anna Thornton (University of L’Aquila)
Carola Trips (Universität Mannheim)
Kristel Van Goethem (Catholic University of Louvain)
Martina Werner (Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities & Universität Wien)

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Niederdeutsch und regionale Umgangssprache in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Strukturelle, soziolinguistische und didaktische Aspekte

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Edited by Birte Arendt, Andreas Bieberstedt and Klaas-Hinrich Ehlers

Im Mittelpunkt des Bandes steht der Wandel des Niederdeutschen und der regionalen Umgangssprache in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Er vereint linguistische Beiträge, die Aspekte der Entwicklung und Struktur sowie des Gebrauchs regionaler Sprachformen in diesem Bundesland in den Blick nehmen. Der Fokus der Darstellungen liegt auf jüngeren und aktuellen Entwicklungen. Zugleich beziehen die Beiträge die Vorgeschichte der gegenwärtigen Sprachverhältnisse seit dem 19. Jahrhundert ein. Ein eigener Themenblock ist der institutionellen Vermittlung und Förderung des Niederdeutschen gewidmet. Damit trägt der Band der Tatsache Rechnung, dass sich die Vermittlung des Niederdeutschen heute zunehmend auf Bildungsinstitutionen verlagert und zum Gegenstand amtlicher Sprachpolitik geworden ist.

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Big Data in Organizations and the Role of Human Resource Management

A Complex Systems Theory-Based Conceptualization

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Tobias M. Scholz

Big data are changing the way we work as companies face an increasing amount of data. Rather than replacing a human workforce or making decisions obsolete, big data are going to pose an immense innovating force to those employees capable of utilizing them. This book intends to first convey a theoretical understanding of big data. It then tackles the phenomenon of big data from the perspectives of varied organizational theories in order to highlight socio-technological interaction. Big data are bound to transform organizations which calls for a transformation of the human resource department. The HR department’s new role then enables organizations to utilize big data for their purpose. Employees, while remaining an organization’s major competitive advantage, have found a powerful ally in big data.

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Edited by Christian Scholl, Torben R. Gebhardt and Jan Clauß

During the Middle Ages, rulers from different regions aspired to an idea of imperial hegemony. On the other hand, there were rulers who deliberately refused to be «emperors», although their reign showed characteristics of imperial rule. The contributions in this volume ask for the reasons why some rulers such as Charlemagne strove for imperial titles, whereas others voluntarily shrank from them. They also look at the characteristics of and rituals connected to imperial rule as well as to the way Medieval empires saw themselves. Thus, the authors in this volume adopt a transcultural perspective, covering Western, Eastern, Northern and Southern Europe, Byzantium and the Middle East. Furthermore, they go beyond the borders of Christianity by including various caliphates and Islamic «hegemonic» rulers like Saladin.

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Pourquoi les migrants vivent-ils plus longtemps ?

Les inégalités face à la mort en Suisse (1990–2008)

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Jonathan Zufferey

Dans les sociétés postindustrielles contemporaines, les migrants ont généralement des risques de décès inférieurs aux populations des pays d’accueil bien qu’ils soient tendanciellement plus vulnérables en raison de moindres capitaux humains, sociaux et économiques. Il s’agit là d’un véritable paradoxe épidémiologique car ces facteurs sont considérés comme les causes fondamentales des inégalités de longévité. A travers le prisme de la société suisse, cette thèse présente les dernières tendances en termes de mortalité différentielle entre les populations suisse et étrangères. Par une vision globale et compréhensive, nous mettons en exergue les particularités des populations migrantes afin d’offrir des clés d’interprétation à ce fameux paradoxe. L’étude tente d’approcher la migration dans toute sa profondeur en investiguant les différentiels en fonction de l’origine et du statut migratoire. En partant des outils de la démographie classique, en passant par des modèles de régression et des arbres d’induction, pour finir par des modèles multiniveaux exprimant des risques spatiaux, la connaissance des processus et des populations s’affermit. Au terme de ce manuscrit, nous aboutissons à une synthèse sur les principaux mécanismes explicatifs. La discussion reviendra sur deux axes clés qui expriment, selon nous, l’essentiel de l’avantage observé : des biais de sélection à l’entrée et à la sortie ainsi qu’une « culture de la migration ».

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Development by Free Trade? Développement à travers le libre-échange?

The Impact of the European Unions’ Neoliberal Agenda on the North African Countries Les enjeux de l’agenda néolibéral de l’Union européenne pour les pays de l’Afrique du Nord

Edited by Gisela Baumgratz, Khaled Chaabane, Werner Ruf and Wilfried Telkämper

One year ago the negotiations between Tunisia and the European Union about a deep and comprehensive free trade agreement (DCFTA) had started in Tunis. Experts from both sides of the Mediterranean accepted to contribute to this book in order to foster the public debate in the North-African countries by informing actors of the civil society about the risks of this new generation of free trade agreements of the EU for the respective countries and their population. In fact, by analyzing the impact of the structural adjustment programs of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund in Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria since the late 1980s followed up by the EU’s free trade policy, the authors seriously doubt about the positive effects on development and prosperity promised by the promotors of free trade. They underline, on the contrary, that it is the EU which profits from the asymmetric power-relations in order to pursue its economic and especially its security interests related to "illegal migration".

Publié un an après le début des négociations sur l’Accord de libre échange complet et approfondi (ALECA) entre la Tunisie et l’Union européenne, cet ouvrage veut contribuer au débat public dans les pays concernés et alerter les acteurs de la société civile sur les risques que comporte cette nouvelle génération des accords de libre-échange de l’UE. Les experts nord-africains et européens réunis pour débattre des enjeux de la politique économique de l’UE vis-à-vis des pays de l’Afrique du Nord mettent sérieusement en cause la promesse de développement et de prospérité du libre-échange. Analysant l’impact de cette politique entamée par la Banque mondiale et le FMI depuis les années 1980 en Tunisie, en Algérie et au Maroc et poursuivie par l’UE, ils soulignent au contraire que l’UE profite de l’asymétrie des relations de pouvoir pour poursuivre ses intérêts économiques et sécuritaires liés à la « migration illégale ».

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Adult Education and Work Contexts: International Perspectives and Challenges

Comparative Perspectives from the 2017 Würzburg Winter School

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Edited by Regina Egetenmeyer and Monica Fedeli

Adult education has deep connections with employment contexts. This volume discusses interrelations within transnational contexts studied during the Würzburg Winter School on Comparative Studies in Adult Education and Lifelong Learning (COMPALL). The book shows that adult education and work contexts are influenced by international and transnational developments. The findings are presented in three chapters: Lifelong Learning Policies Targeting Employment Contexts; Transnational Perspectives on Lifelong Learning Policies; Employment Perspectives and Professionalisation in Adult Education.