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Edited by Gisela Heffes and Lisa Blackmore

Latin American Environmental Humanities is a peer-reviewed book series that will focus on rigorous works by the most innovative scholars working on Latin America. It will publish scholarly contributions to the growing field of environmental humanities with the aim of establishing critical conversations about nature and culture within the framework of the latest environmental debates and their historical antecedents and contexts. The series will include a wide range of disciplines, such as literary studies, history, film, visual arts, and philosophy, that probe key issues in the global discussions of ecocriticism, environmental history, posthumanism, waste studies, indigenous ecologies and epistemologies, animal studies, landscape studies, natural disaster studies, and blue humanities. We are particularly interested in theoretically and inter- and trans-disciplinary works.
Ultimately, the goal of Latin American Environmental Humanities is to bring together new perspectives and advance scholarship with manuscripts that will focus on specifically cutting-edge Latin American issues that lie at the intersections of aesthetics, cultural, visual and literary studies, history, philosophy and environmental studies.
We invite submissions of both monographs and edited collections that will contribute to the growing discussions in Latin American cultural studies as well as innovate by bringing new perspectives on underrepresented sources, or sources that could be revisited under a new ecological light. By "Latin America'', we include both Brazil and the Spanish-speaking Caribbean. Written in English, the titles in this series will include both single- and multi-authored works. The series will consider high quality translations into English, but will not provide translation funding.

We welcome proposals for manuscripts. Those interested in contributing to the series should send a detailed project outline to the series editors, Gisela Heffes (gisela.heffes@rice.edu) and Lisa Blackmore (Lisa.blackmore@essex.ac.uk).

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Gisela Heffes and Lisa Blackmore

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Edited by Rémi Digonnet and Stéphanie Béligon

Si c’est souvent la nature qui se trouve associée à ses manifestations sensorielles, la ville produit elle aussi de multiples paysages sensibles, que le citadin perçoit et exprime. Ce sont ces paysages – visuels, olfactifs, sonores, tactiles mais aussi haptiques – que le présent ouvrage propose d’explorer, dans leur dimension sociologique, architecturale, historique ou encore fictionnelle.

Les contributions réunies ici démontrent que si la ville et les perceptions sensorielles auxquelles elle donne lieu est fragmentée et menace l’intégrité du sujet-percevant, elle est sans cesse reconstituée par le citadin, qui cherche à se la réapproprier, tant individuellement que collectivement.

Les articles de ce volume parcourent Londres, Manchester, Liverpool, Le Caire, en passant par Lodève, Gérone ou Madrid à travers les documentaires rock, ainsi que les œuvres littéraires et cinématographiques de Ian McEwan, Robert Solé, Ahmad Abdallah, François Bon, Javier Cercas et les romanciers espagnols de la génération X. Ils explorent la perception des odeurs dans les centres commerciaux de Beijing, exposent les enjeux et la méthode de la reconstitution sonores d’un Paris médiéval et la façon dont les touristes perçoivent Budapest ou encore les caractéristiques de l’accent stéphanois. Ils étudient la réappropriation de la ville par le tram et l’architecture-sensorium et par la reconstruction du quartier des anciennes usines Fiat.

Cette approche pluridisciplinaire met en évidence la richesse qu’offre la ville aux sens, mais aussi l’étendue du champ d’investigation que constituent les paysages sensibles urbains. C’est parce que la ville est consubstantielle de l’individu et de son parcours – au propre comme au figuré – et qu’elle correspond à une échelle politique et sociale incontournable que les enjeux qu’elle représente sont aussi nombreux et qu’essentiels.

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What's Race Got To Do With It?

How Current School Reform Policy Maintains Racial and Economic Inequality - Revised Edition

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Edited by Edwin Mayorga, Ujju Aggarwal and Bree Picower

At the time that the first edition of What’s Race Got to Do with It was published (2015), many on the left were struggling to both fight back neoliberal education reforms—such as charter schools, school closings, high-stakes testing—understand how these reforms were defined, and how they circulated through the entanglements of race and class. In the years since, we have seen the accelerated growth of social movements push back against this logic. The steady and grounded work of those fighting back neoliberal education reform has increased the visibility and critique of privatization, market-based reforms, and segregation; demonstrating the interlocking connections between racism and capitalism. We have also seen the election of Donald Trump to the office of U.S. President and the appointment of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education, signaling an intensified attack on public education (alongside other public infrastructures) and a return to "racism as we knew it." As neoliberal multicultural reforms that defined the Obama administration are rolled back, this new edition of What’s Race considers how we might sharpen our analysis concerning what we are working to defend and what we are working to transform. Each chapter author tracks the changes and continuities of recent years, revealing the ways in which market-driven education reforms work with and through race, and sharing grassroots stories of resistance to these reforms. We hope that this book will continue to provide readers with a guide to action that emboldens our struggles for justice.

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Edited by Rebecca Madgin and Nicolas Kenny

Forthcoming.
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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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La poesía de la guerra civil española

una perspectiva comparatista

Edited by Pilar Molina Taracena

En este libro se aborda la poesía de la guerra civil española desde una perspectiva comparatista. En cada capítulo se compara poesía española con poesía escrita en otro idioma o por poetas latinoamericanos.

Es la primera vez que se reúne en la misma publicación el estudio de poemas escritos en español, alemán, inglés, portugués, yidis, francés, catalán, vasco y gallego compuestos durante la guerra civil española. Su lectura dará al lector una visión panorámica y enriquecedora de la poesía bélica escrita entre 1936 y 1939.

Desde una perspectiva de análisis textual, se busca establecer qué temas, subtemas, motivos e imágenes tienen en común estos poemas y cómo influye el hecho de que se escriban en idiomas distintos teniendo en cuenta que participan del mismo fenómeno histórico. Los autores de esta publicación investigan si el hecho de ser español o no y tener una cultura distinta influye sustancialmente en la forma y contenido de los poemas.

Es lectura indispensable para aquellos que estudian la literatura de la guerra civil española.

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Die Stiftung

Jahreshefte zum Stiftungswesen – 13. Jahrgang, 2019

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Edited by Bernd Andrick, Matthias Gantenbrink, Axel Janitzki, Karlheinz Muscheler, Markus Schewe and Sebastian Trappe

Der Verein «Fundare e.V., Gemeinnütziger Verein zur Förderung des Stiftungswesens» hat sich zum Ziel gesetzt, zu einer aufblühenden Stiftungskultur in Deutschland beizutragen. Dazu sollen insbesondere die wissenschaftlichen und praktischen Grundlagen des Stiftens erforscht werden. Der Erfüllung dieser Aufgabe dient die Zeitschrift Die Stiftung – Jahreshefte zum Stiftungswesen. Sie beinhaltet in ihrer dreizehnten Ausgabe die Vorträge, die auf dem von Fundare e.V. veranstalteten 13. Stiftungsrechtstag an der Ruhr-Universität Bochum unter dem Globalthema «Stiftung und Politik» gehalten wurden. Es werden nicht nur eingehend zivilrechtliche, sondern auch verwaltungs- und steuerrechtliche Problematiken des Stiftungsrechts beleuchtet, wobei die aktuellen Themen im Stiftungs- und Stiftungssteuerrecht nicht vernachlässigt werden.

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Edited by Francisco Ramírez Santacruz and Pedro Ángel Palou

Si bien Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra jamás pisó el continente americano, se sabe que por lo menos en dos ocasiones buscó establecerse en él. Su anhelo, sin embargo, jamás se concretó. Con todo, el Nuevo Mundo cautivó poderosamente su interés e imaginación. Por una parte, el alcalaíno fue un lector puntual de los diversos textos que durante el siglo XVI dieron fe de la conquista de las tierras americanas, y de los conflictos que surgieron en dichos territorios; y, por otra, América tuvo para él desde muy joven un interés literario, según se deduce de su primera novela, La Galatea, donde en el Canto de Calíope hace un conocido elogio de los poetas del Nuevo Mundo. Asimismo, precisa señalar que muy pronto llegaron las obras de Cervantes al Nuevo Mundo y fueron leídas con sumo interés y gusto por sus habitantes, sobre todo el Quijote. El impacto de la obra cervantina en el desarrollo de la literatura latinoamericana y en su imaginario no puede ser subrayado lo suficiente. Si ya en la época colonial Cervantes influyó en algunas figuras señeras de las letras en América Latina, en el siglo XX su huella fue decisiva y alcanzó a autores de la talle de Carlos Fuentes, Gabriel García Márquez, Jorge Luis Borges o Mario Vargas Llosa. En Cervantes transatlántico / Transatlantic Cervantes prestigiosos investigadores de Estados Unidos, Europa y Latinoamérica estudian la presencia de América y de lo americano en la obra de Cervantes desde una perspectiva multidisciplinaria.

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The Case for a Proto-Gospel

Recovering the Common Written Source Behind Mark and John

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Gary Greenberg

In this landmark study of the literary relationship between the gospel of John and the synoptic gospels, Gary Greenberg presents compelling evidence for the existence of a written pre-canonical Alpha gospel that contained almost all of the main episodes in the adult life of Jesus (excluding major speeches, such as discourses, parables, and "I Am" sayings) and which became the written source for the core biography of Jesus in Mark, Luke, John, and Matthew. While Mark used the Alpha gospel with only slight variations, John had profound theological disagreements with it, objecting to its theological message about how to obtain eternal life, the depiction of Jesus, and other matters. This induced him to rewrite the Alpha gospel so that it conformed to his own very different theological agenda. Consequently, John’s gospel functions as a thorough theological critique of Mark, but the changes he introduced made it difficult to see how he and Mark worked from the same written source. By using John’s theological concerns as a filter for reading and understanding what objections John would have with Mark’s Jesus stories, The Case for a Proto-Gospel reverse-engineers the editorial path taken by John and reconstructs the content of the Alpha gospel. Finally, the author discusses the relationship of the other two synoptic gospels to the Alpha gospel, asserting that Luke also knew the Alpha gospel but used Mark as his primary source, and that while Matthew did not know the Alpha gospel, his use of Mark as a primary source ensured that his core biography of Jesus also derived from this earlier source.