Edited by Jenice L. View and Andrea Guiden Pittman
Ethnographies in/of Late Industrialism
Edited by Monika Baer
Rooted in anthropological and ethnological traditions, this volume offers analytical insights into workings of agency in late industrialism revealed in interactions between a coal power plant and a local community in Opole, Silesia, in southwestern Poland. In this context, the authors show by the use of the ethnographic method, how variables and forces of various scales shape political events centered around the power plant; grassroot economic dynamics and entrepreneurship; local semiosphere uniting the divided social group; affective dimensions of a social protest; (un)doing gender in the industrial workplace; and mobile livelihoods of migrant industrial workers. All of them, in one way or another, attempt to escape problems raised by analyses focused solely on human acting subjects.
Revised and Expanded Edition
When, in 1948, Tony Harrison entered Leeds Grammar School as a scholarship boy, he found himself, as Richard Hoggart saw, “at the friction point of two cultures”. His schooling introduced him to the “classics”; but it also deprived him of a clear identification with the place where he grew up. His work reflects and explores this tension; and it may be seen, in some ways, as a form of “identity construction.”
The book examines key texts such as v. and the School of Eloquence sequence, where this “construction” takes different forms—oscillating between identity as a state, or a process; as continuity, or change; or as the outcome of conformity, or revolt.
This second edition has been extensively revised and includes a new chapter on Harrison’s Elegies.
Literary Portrayal of the City in the First Half of the 20th Century
This book is a reflection on the Jewish presence in two European capitals, Warsaw and Berlin, in the first half of the 20th century. It was inspired by the works of Polish-Jewish, Yiddish and German-Jewish authors, as well as by the connections between urban spaces and the formation of different varieties of modern Jewish identity. The spotlight is cast on images preserved in literary works, namely those concerning separate Jewish neighborhoods and the sphere of cultural interethnic contacts. By attempting to restore the presence of Jewish inhabitants of both cities, destroyed by the Holocaust, it may become possible to see how the imagined communities of the time were created and preserved in the texts, even if, in reality, the metropolises were transformed into necropolises.
The Representation of Motherhood in the Novels and Short Stories of Marie NDiaye
Mothers and mothering are significant features of contemporary women’s writing in France and mothers are narrators and key protagonists in nearly all Marie NDiaye’s novels and short stories. These mothers rarely strike the reader as attractive personalities and, in their mothering role, are portrayed as inadequate, abusive or even murderous. A pattern of maternal failure is passed on from mother to daughter and the relationship between mothers and daughters is one of rejection and suppression.
This book explores what this negative representation tells us about mothers and about how mothers represent their own mothering to themselves. Close readings of text and intertext are at the centre of the analytic approach, embracing references to existing commentaries on the author and to the psychoanalytic, mythological, religious and literary background against which NDiaye’s mothers demand to be read.
Edited by Gilles Menegaldo, Mélanie Boissonneau and Anne-Marie Paquet-Deyris
Twenty years after Universal horror movies, the Hammer studio brought back to life the great mythical figures inspired from British literature as well as French and European folklore (Dracula, Frankenstein, the Werewolf, the Phantom of the Opera, etc.). It invented new incarnations rooted in a precise historical context and revisited according to the evolution of British society. This independent studio constitutes a notable stage in the history of the genre between the Gothic horror of the 1930s and the more radical productions of the 1970s, which eventually contributed to its demise. Focusing on the peculiar balance between Hammer’s inventiveness and classicism, this volume mainly explores the lesser-known productions, examining as well its contradictions, paradoxes and limitations.
The book raises the question of the paradoxical modernity of films that are innovative in various respects (themes, modes of representation challenging censorship, aesthetics), but are also trying to resurrect a dying tradition, mostly offering a rather surprisingly conservative discourse despite their efforts to comply with the expectations of new audiences. The films born from the recent Hammer renaissance are still referring to this bygone Golden Age of the horror film. One may wonder whether the Hammer studio was a mere factory churning out mostly conventional horror films now buried in the dust of a gothic dungeon, or a true laboratory of modern cinematic horror whose past glory still inspires contemporary filmmakers. This volume will provide some answers and raise quite a few questions.
Construction du système de droits
Laboratoire clé de la stratégie des mégadonnées
Edited by Yuming Lian
Le droit des données, pierre angulaire de la transition d’une société industrielle à une société numérique, joue un rôle particulièrement important pour promouvoir la gouvernance mondiale de l’Internet et bâtir une communauté de destin dans le cyberespace. Dans la continuité de l’ouvrage Loi sur les droits numériques 1.0 : Fondements théoriques, le Droit des données 2.0 : Construction du système de droits propose de manière innovante le postulat de l’homo numericus, qui élargit le champ de recherche juridique et enrichit la notion de l’homme dans une perspective juridique. L’ouvrage offre une analyse de trois principaux types de droits en matière de données : droits sur les données, droit de partage et souveraineté des données. Il répond aux instructions du président chinois Xi Jinping présentées dans sa lettre de félicitation au « Big Data Expo 2019 », dans laquelle il a souligné que « nous devrions saisir les opportunités du développement numérique, connecté et intelligent, bien gérer les défis juridiques, de sécurité et de gouvernance liés au développement des mégadonnées ».