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Marcelina Kałasznik and Joanna Szczęk

Die Funktion, die im Leben des Menschen der angeblich prosaischen, aber für seine Existenz notwendigen Tätigkeit – dem Essen – beigemessen wird, bleibt nicht ohne Einfluss auf die Sprache. Ein bemerkbares Forschungsfeld aus der Schnittstelle des Kulinarischen und der Linguistik bilden kulinarische Namen, die einerseits als Verkörperung diverser Aspekte des menschlichen Lebens und andererseits als Manifestation menschlicher Denkweise und Aktivität gelten. Überdies sind sie ein Zeugnis der kulturellen und gesellschaftlichen Entwicklung.

In dieser Monografie wird ein Überblick über diverse linguistische Zugänge zu kulinarischen Namen präsentiert. Das Ziel ist es dabei, kulinarische Namen aus der sprachwissenschaftlichen Perspektive möglichst holistisch und komplex zu beschreiben.

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Melisa Stocco

La Autotraducción en la Poesía Mapuche interroga las diversas formas, contextos y motivaciones que hacen a la práctica de la autotraducción en la producción bilingüe de seis poetas mapuche contemporáneos: Leonel Lienlaf, Elicura Chihuailaf, Rayen Kvyeh, María Teresa Panchillo, Liliana Ancalao y Adriana Paredes Pinda. Se propone ofrecer un análisis comparativo y atento a las coordenadas culturales y sociohistóricas de la producción poética mapuche bilingüe de los últimos 30 años, a partir de la noción de traful y de una tipología de estrategias de autotraducción.

Es un libro orientado a la reflexión intercultural que propone una inmersión en el territorio sensible de la literatura desde la lectura de los cruces, tensiones, contradicciones y complementariedades entre las versiones de los textos poéticos bilingües mapuzungun–español. Se trata de un aporte tanto a la literatura comparada en términos de una apertura a las lenguas y discursos literarios emergentes en Abya Yala, como a los estudios de autotraducción.

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La casa que falta

Catálogo discursivo de Enrique Lihn, 1980–1988

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Roberto Brodsky

Despliegue discursivo de los materiales poéticos, audiovisuales, críticos y teatrales que Enrique Lihn desarrolló desde fines de los años 70 y a lo largo de toda la década de los años 80 en Chile, hasta su muerte en 1988. Enfrentando la censura y el autoritarismo de la época, Lihn dejó a un lado su producción poética anterior para desplegar un conjunto de "proyectos locos", según la acertada definición de Christopher Travis, dando cuenta con ello de una radicalidad única en el marco en la producción crítica e intelectual de esos años. Por primera vez, el estudio aborda el conjunto de esos materiales desde la concepción de un "acto social total", según la definición dada por Lévi-Strauss para los actos de lenguaje que exigen una interpretación plena. Parodia, burla, provocación y defensa cerrada de la autonomía del arte transforman la figura de Lihn en un nuevo tipo de héroe dedicado a desplegar el discurso prohibido por las autoridades cívico-militares de la época. Su resistencia a dejarse capturar por las ideologías tanto de izquierda como de derecha, iluminan su trabajo del período e inspiran a las nuevas generaciones que surgirán con el regreso de la democracia a Chile el mismo año de su fallecimiento.

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Mesoamerican Rituals and the Solar Cycle

New Perspectives on the Veintena Festivals

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Edited by Élodie Dupey García and Elena Mazzetto

This book explores a seminal topic concerning the Mesoamerican past: the religious festivals that took place during the eighteen periods of twenty days, or veintenas, into which the solar year was divided. Pre-Columbian societies celebrated these festivals through complex rituals, involving the priests and gods themselves, embodied in diverse beings and artifacts. Specific sectors of society also participated in the festivals, while city inhabitants usually attended public ceremonies. As a consequence, this ritual cycle played a significant role in Mesoamerican religious life; at the same time, it informs us about social relations in pre-Columbian societies. Both religious and social aspects of the solar cycle festivals are tackled in the twelve contributions in this book, which aims to address the entire veintena sequence and as much of the territory and history of Mesoamerica as possible. Specifically, the book revisits long-standing discussions of the solar cycle festivals, but also explores these religious practices in original ways, in particular through investigating understudied rituals and offering new interpretations of rites that have previously been extensively analyzed. Other chapters consider the entire veintena sequence through the prism of specific topics, providing multiple though often complementary analyses. As a consequence, this book will attract the attention of scholars and graduate students with interests in Mesoamerica and early Latin America, as well as ethnohistory, cultural history, history of religions, art history, archaeology and anthropology.

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Kangzhi Zhang and Qianyou Zhang

Modern Chinese Government is a primer on Chinese government, taking the government's changes and expansions throughout history as two dimensions along which to introduce its formation and development, its organizational structure and authoritative framework, and the scope of its functions. Furthermore, this book looks ahead to the future prospects of China's government. Overall, it aims to give readers a comprehensive understanding of the fundamentals of Chinese government.

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Of Silenced and Unheard Voices from the South

Argentinean Subalternity According to Luisa Valenzuela

Ana Duffy

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Saving Endangered Heirs and Estates

Studies in European Literature

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Hugo G. Walter

This book is a collection of great and insightful essays which discuss heroic endeavors to save endangered heirs and estates by searching devotedly for the truth in various criminal and civil situations. This book focuses especially on important works by Arthur Conan Doyle, Theodor Storm, Frances Hodgson Burnett, and Agatha Christie, while also discussing works by other important European authors. In each of these literary masterpieces the landowner or heir is emotionally and physically endangered and his or her house and estate imperiled by one or more individuals from within his or her own family or from within the sphere of influence of the family. In these works by Arthur Conan Doyle, Theodor Storm, Frances Hodgson Burnett, and Agatha Christie there is a valiant attempt by such individuals as Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson, Mary Lennox, Hercule Poirot, and others to save the landowners and heirs who are endangered and the estates which are threatened by thoroughly investigating their situations and by searching meticulously for the truth. These protagonists share and exemplify the "passion for getting at the truth" which Hercule Poirot in Agatha Christie’s Murder in Three Acts declares is the primary motivating force and inspiration for his criminal investigations.

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Speaking to Reconciliation

Voices of Faith Addressing Racial and Cultural Divides

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John B. Hatch

In North America, Africa, and across the globe, many societies are deeply divided along racial, ethnic, political, or religious lines as a result of violent/oppressive histories. Bridging such divides requires symbolic action that transcends, reframes, redeems, and repairs--often drawing upon resources of faith. Speaking to Reconciliation showcases this tradition through speeches by Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., Elie Wiesel, Desmond Tutu, Barack Obama, Thich Nhat Hanh, Jordan's King Abdullah II, Ireland's President Mary McAleese, and others. Some of these speeches set forth principles or spiritual practices of reconciliation. Others acknowledge injustice, make apologies for historical wrongs, call for reparations, or commend the power of forgiveness. Speaking to Reconciliation presents a conceptual framework for doing analysis and critique of reconciliation discourse and applies this framework in introductions to the speeches, offering readers a springboard for further study and, potentially, inspiration to promote justice and reconciliation in their own spheres.

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Transforming Conflict and Building Peace

Community Engagement Strategies for Communication Scholarship and Practice

Edited by Peter M. Kellett, Stacey L. Connaughton and George Cheney

This inaugural volume in the Peter Lang book series on Conflict and Peacebuilding brings together works that richly depict the tensions between the promise and reality of applying communication principles and theories to conflict transformation and peacebuilding around the world and in the United States. Each chapter provides concrete examples of the doing of engaged scholarship in this context. Chapter contributors explain how their on-the-ground work has contributed to theorizing in communication and beyond as well as to conflict transformation and peacebuilding practice. Importantly, they also unearth the challenges in designing and implementing techniques and practices. As a collection, this edited volume underscores the communicative nature of conflict transformation and peacebuilding in particular, and engaged scholarship, in general. The collection also reveals tensions in doing engaged scholarship that are applicable to other contexts beyond conflict transformation and peacebuilding.

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Engaging the Critical in English Education

Approaches from the Commission on Social Justice in Teacher Education

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Edited by Briana Asmus and Charles H. Gonzalez

The chapters in this collection explore the implementation of social justice pedagogies with preservice teachers by members of the Commission on Social Justice in Teacher Education; a group of teacher educators from across the country whose primary goal is to prepare teachers to use socially just models to reach all groups of students and to create a more equitable educational system. In this collection, each member/author presents a critical model of social justice teaching by considering the ways in which gender, race, class, and other intersections function in the classroom. Individually, authors enact critical models by interrogating inequitable systems of oppression in their own professional and pedagogical environments. Collectively, the chapters ask what thoughtful, participatory social justice pedagogy looks like in multidimensional pedagogical spaces. At all levels, this collection explores the rewards and challenges of social justice pedagogy within and outside of preservice teacher preparation programs influenced by a constantly shifting political landscape. Ultimately, this collection seeks to discover how ideas of social justice are conceptualized and understood by English educators and K-12 teachers.

As a possible approach to this question, the chapters in this collection support ELATE-SJ’s paradigm for advocacy. This paradigm includes three areas of enaction: research, scholarship, and action. Within these areas, members of the commission (authors) seek to better understand how preservice ELA teachers see themselves and others, to develop flexible teaching models grounded in social justice pedagogy (SJP), and to delineate opportunities for transformation, growth, and change in and through our profession.