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The City as Place

Emotions, Experiences, and Meanings

Edited by Rebecca Madgin and Nicolas Kenny

The purpose of this series is to examine the city as a lived place. Specifically, we are interested in the ways in which the city is invested with meaning through everyday lived experiences. The series is particularly interested in submissions that focus on the perceptual and felt dimensions of urban places through exploring the experiential, emotional, sensory, and affective dimensions that contribute to how people behave in, feel about, and move around in cities. Books in this series will interrogate the relationship between people and place through a focus on the diverse ways in which subjective and intimate feelings are fundamental constituents of the urban experience. We encourage authors to examine the city as a lived place from a range of different perspectives, and to be inclusive of individual and collective voices in the city to better understand the historical development and contemporary evolution of diverse urban settings.

Some of the questions we seek to explore through the series include, but are not restricted to:

  • How is the city experienced, by whom, and how does this change over time?
  • Who shapes the experience of the city and for what reasons?
  • How do individual and shared joy, fear, pride, nostalgia, disgust, or other emotions, shape the meanings attributed to urban spaces?
  • How does the lived experience of, and emotional connections to, urban places inform the way particular spaces within cities are preserved and memorialized, or alternatively demolished and redeveloped?
  • In what ways is our understanding of the lived experience of the city sharpened through the lens of comparative, transnational, and global approaches?

The series seeks to examine the real and the imaginary, the representational and the non-representational, the historical and the contemporary, the remembered and the recreated in all historical periods including research on the twenty-first century city. The series is open to work covering all geographic areas, and we encourage authors, where possible and relevant, to situate their studies in comparative, transnational, or global perspectives. Books may be published in English or in French.

Series editors: Dr Rebecca Madgin, Urban Studies, University of Glasgow and Dr Nicolas Kenny, History, Simon Fraser University.

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Julia Elisabeth Klein

Sprachwissen, Spracheinstellungen und Sprachvariation sind zentrale Phänomene gesellschaftlicher Konstruktion und Wahrnehmung. Die Studie rekonstruiert diese und untersucht Verwendungen sprachlicher Formen bei Jugendlichen aus der Region Trier empirisch anhand einer dreigliedrigen Leitfrage: Wie wird der Sprachraum von Sprechern mit alltagssprachlichen Termini strukturiert, wie sind davon ausgehende Spracheinstellungen zur Nonstandardverwendung sozial verteilt und wie wird vor diesem Hintergrund Sprachvariation zur Strukturierung von Mikrosituationen verwendet? Die Thematik wird mittels eines Mixed-Methods-Designs und die zentrale Analysekategorie »semantischer Raum« erschlossen.

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Langues moins Diffusées et moins Enseignées (MoDiMEs)/Less Widely Used and Less Taught languages

Langues enseignées, langues des apprenants/Language learners’ L1s and languages taught as L2s

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Edited by Fryni Kakoyianni-Doa, Monique Monville-Burston, Salomi Papadima-Sophocleous and Freiderikos Valetopoulos

L’objectif principal de l’ouvrage est d’élargir le champ de la réflexion et d’explorer de nouvelles pistes concernant l’enseignement de langues étrangères majeures (souvent L3 ou L4), particulièrement le français, à des apprenants dont la L1 est MoDiME (Langues Moins Diffusées et Moins Enseignées) : polonais, grecs, turcs ou locuteurs de la langue des signes française, par exemple. Les auteurs discutent des défis et obstacles sociaux, culturels, éducatifs ou didactiques rencontrés dans ces situations d’enseignement, dans le contexte plurilingue européen. Différents thèmes y sont abordés, comme la place des langues dans les curricula, les représentations et attitudes des apprenants, les compétences et la formation des enseignants, le rôle des corpus d’apprenants dans la recherche ainsi que les transferts inter-langues. L’ouvrage traite aussi de l’appropriation des formes linguistiques : cohésion discursive (marqueurs de discours, procédés anaphoriques), syntaxe-sémantique du temps et de l’aspect, et traits phonétiques. Ce volume témoigne ainsi de l’intérêt présentement porté à la contextualisation, à savoir aux conditions socio-culturelles de l’enseignement/apprentissage dans la didactique des langues étrangères.

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Teatralidades del conflicto armado en Colombia

Dramaturgia de las victímas

Adriana Sánchez Gutiérrez

En momentos de crisis y conflictos políticos nacionales, el teatro se reconfigura como una de las artes que denuncia, devela e ilustra los quiebres sociales de un país. En esos términos, la dramaturgia en Colombia empodera nuevas estéticas en donde el ciudadano deviene protagonista de la escena, defendiendo derechos humanos y civiles que le han sido negados por el Estado. A partir de ese contexto, este libro analiza la producción de cuatro dramaturgos colombianos para descubrir cómo el cuerpo de las víctimas es representado en la escena y cuáles son las estéticas que se proponen en torno a los casos de desaparición forzada, ejecuciones extrajudiciales, desplazamientos, genocidios y masacres. Crímenes que, hasta el 2018, en el marco de un proceso de reparación y restitución a las víctimas, cuentan con más de ocho millones de casos en donde menos del cinco por ciento ha recibido condena por parte del Estado. En este estudio se propone el concepto de cuerpos-no-ausentes para entender la presencia corpo-política de las víctimas en la escena de las obras de Patricia Ariza, Felipe Vergara, Carlos Satizábal y Nohora Ayala.

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Edited by Martin Wieser

Dieser Band vereint jüngere Forschungsarbeiten zur Geschichte der Psychologie im Nationalsozialismus. Begriffliche und theoretische Wurzeln, die fachliche Entwicklung und die praktische Anwendung psychologischen Wissens zwischen „Machtergreifung", „Anschluss" und „totalem Krieg", aber auch Biographien von Psychologinnen und Psychologen zwischen Komplizenschaft und Verfolgung werden beleuchtet. Auch die bisher wenig beachtete Rezeption der NS-Psychologie im Ausland sowie die Nachwirkungen der NS-Zeit in der BRD kommen zur Sprache. Über alle Beiträge hinweg wird deutlich, dass der Prozess der Aufarbeitung keineswegs abgeschlossen ist, sondern ein lebendiges Gebiet der Psychologiegeschichte repräsentiert, dessen Erkenntnisse auch heutige Fragen und Probleme der Psychologie berühren.

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Edited by Celil Aydin and Burak Darici

The book deals with the broad perspectives on the energy and environment topics and questions the traditional view on energy and environment policy and issues. Nowadays, energy and environmental issues can be accepted as the related subjects by the whole world. The link between energy and environment is backed to the time when only nature's primary resources were used. Primitive societies’ energy demand was small compared to the forces of the environment. With the emergence of industrial nations, the importance of energy and environment relation appeared again.

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Buffers beyond Boundaries

Bridging theory and practice in the management of historical territories

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Alba Victoria ZAMARBIDE URDANIZ

What is a buffer? Is it a control zone? Or is it rather a transition space, a blurred boundary? Since "buffer zones" were introduced in the late 1970s as a complementary protection layer to World Heritage sites, the dimensions of heritage have changed significantly; from physical to intangible, from defined to diffused. Now, buffers can present all these different characters, even at the same time.

Using buffers as the main connection thread, this book is a collection of complementary studies that explore the contemporary challenges in heritage definition and management. With a focus on European and Asian historical territories, this book tracks umbrella terms, from their genesis inside international discussions and cultural exchanges, to their specific interpretation in top-down on-site strategies. Then, it originally complements and verifies these official management models with the study of local realities and parallel bottom-up actions that have emerged to fill major gaps in this system. With this, the book underlines the negative impacts of isolated biased strategies, and addresses the call of local intermediate groups and communities for integrated efforts.

Finally, buffers are presented as an intermediate heritage management model that could help integrate both, protection and development, territorial and community scales.

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Cinéphilies et sériephilies 2.0

Les nouvelles formes d’attachement aux images

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Edited by Mélanie Boissonneau and Laurent Jullier

Enfin ! Depuis l’avènement d’Internet, les 99,9% d’amoureux des films et des séries qui n’exercent pas la profession de critique peuvent se faire entendre... Mieux, ils peuvent passer sans effort de la position devant à la position depuis : s’asseoir devant un écran et s’exprimer depuis un écran sont en effet devenus deux attitudes communes. Les films et les séries arrivent sur les terminaux domestiques ; tout de suite après et quelquefois même pendant leur diffusion, les avis et les analyses partent en sens inverse. Une autre nouveauté consiste en la diversification de la parole critique, confinée jusqu’ici à l’écrit ou aux conversations éphémères. Internet et la démocratisation des machines qui accompagne son essor ajoutent aux mots toutes sortes d’images, de sons et de manipulations audiovisuelles, laissant là encore loin derrière le modèle séculaire du critique professionnel écrivant son papier.

Comment étudier ces bouleversements ? Comment réagir devant l’abondance des critiques postées, la variété de leurs formes d’expression, l’interactivité qu’elles engendrent, sans parler du rapport à la professionnalisation qu’entretiennent leurs auteurs, surtout quand ils atteignent le statut de « vlogueur » vedette ? Une seule manière possible : l’interdisciplinarité. Le présent ouvrage réunit donc les contributions de spécialistes en provenance de champs divers (sociologie, Gender et Cultural Studies, Sciences de l’information-communication, etc.), sans oublier les acteurs les plus en vue de cette révolution de la parole critique, les « vlogueurs ».

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Global South Powers in Transition

A Comparative Analysis of Mexico and South Africa

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Edited by Deon Geldenhuys and Humberto González

Employing a novel collaborative transnational methodology, this ground-breaking book presents the first comprehensive and systematic comparison of Mexico and South Africa. Although geographically, historically and diplomatically far apart, Mexico and South Africa are ambitious and influential powers in the Global South and also experience wide-ranging domestic transitions. A binational team of 26 researchers from the two countries, all specialists in their respective disciplines, probe the transitions that Mexico and South Africa are undergoing in areas such as socio-cultural diversity, domestic politics, economic development, labour dynamics, social and territorial inequality, food security, crime and violence, and foreign relations. The detailed country studies allow the authors to identify striking similarities but also profound differences between the two societies. In so doing, the book helps to explain Mexico and South Africa to each other but also to the world at large.

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Edited by Anthony J. Nocella II and Amber E. George

Intersectionality of Critical Animal Studies: A Historical Collection represents the very best that the internationally scholarly Journal for Critical Animal Studies (JCAS) has published in terms of articles that are written by public critical scholar-activists-organizers for public critical scholar-activists-organizers. This move toward publishing pieces about engaging social change, rather than high-theoretical detached analysis of nonhuman animals in society, is to regain focus for liberation at all costs. The essays in this collection focus on intersectionality scholarship within the realm of Critical Animal Studies, and discuss issues related to race, gender, disability, class, and queerness. Not only are these articles historically significant within the field of Critical Animal Studies, but they are integral to the overall social justice movement. Intersectionality of Critical Animal Studies: A Historical Collection should be read by anyone interested in the Critical Animal Studies field, as we consider them to be classic writings that should be respected as foundational texts. There are many interesting and innovative texts, but these are historical, not only because they were published in JCAS, but because they were among the first to publish on a particular intersectional issue.