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Edited by Jenice L. View and Andrea Guiden Pittman

This volume provides pre-service teachers, in- service teachers, social studies methods teachers, and college level social studies content faculty a variety of resources for teaching and learning about the New Deal Era. Written with teachers in mind, each chapter introduces content that both addresses and disrupts master narratives concerning the historical significance of the New Deal era, while offering a creative pedagogical approach to reconciling instructional challenges. The book offers teachers a variety of ways to engage middle and high school students in economic and political arguments about American capitalism and the role of the federal government in defining and sustaining capitalism, as sparked by President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal policies. Among the significant actors in the chapters are women, Indigenous/Native, African-descended, Latinx, Asian Pacific Island and LGBTQ+ people. The New Deal generation included farmers, sharecroppers, industrial workers, and homemakers who were more willing than ever to question the capitalists and politicians in official leadership, and also willing to demand an economy and government that served the working and middle classes, as well as the wealthy. Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal offered such a promise. For some, he was considered a class traitor who went too far. To others, he was considered a coward who did not go far enough. The legacies of the New Deal inform much of the public debate of the early 21st century and are, therefore, relevant for classroom examination.
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Isabelle Plattner

Ausgangspunkt des Buchs ist der Wahlsieg der Labour Party unter Clement Attlee im Jahr 1945. Es analysiert die Auseinandersetzung mit der Labour Party im britischen Bühnendrama, Fernsehspiel und im Film ab diesem Zeitpunkt. Die Labour Party stand ursprünglich für die Belange der working class ein, wandelte sich spätestens infolge von Tony Blairs New Labour Politik aber zu einer Partei der Mitte. Der Band untersucht, ob und ab welchem Punkt linksorientierte Schriftsteller eine solche Entwicklung kritisieren, und orientiert sich dabei methodisch an den Herangehensweisen des New Historicism und des Cultural Materialism. Erkennbar ist eine kritische Einstellung der Dramen-/Drehbuchautoren, die in späteren Werken konstruktiver und teils milder ausfällt.

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Jewish Warsaw – Jewish Berlin

Literary Portrayal of the City in the First Half of the 20th Century

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Alina Molisak

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.

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Adel im Grenzraum

Transkulturelle Verflechtungen im Preußenland vom 18. bis zum 20. Jahrhundert

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Edited by Miłosława Borzyszkowska-Szewczyk, Sabine Jagodzinski and Miloš Řeznik

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Ausführliche Darstellung der kurzen Ausdrucksformen der Grundlagen der Prosodie

Basṭ al-maqbūḍ fī mabādiʾ ʿilm al-ʿarūḍ Maḥammad b. ʿAbd al-Maǧīd b. b. Kīrān (Mit einem zusätzlichen Kurztraktat des Verfassers zur balāġa)

Habib El Mallouki

In der islamischen Geschichte stand die Poesie im Mittelpunkt des kulturellen und wissenschaftlichen Lebens. In diesem Zusammenhang zählt die Abhandlung Basṭ al-maqbūḍ fī mabādiʾ ʿilm al-ʿarūḍ von Maḥammad b. ʿAbd al-Maǧīd b. ʿAbd as-Salām b. Kīrān (gest. 1214 n. Hiǧra / 1799 n. Chr.) zu den seltenen Manuskripten im Bereich der Erforschung früherer arabischer Gedichte sowie deren Metrik (ʿilm al-ʿarūḍ). Nach einer inhaltlichen Darstellung der Abhandlung erläutert der Verfasser die Grundprinzipien der Metrik (ʿilm al-ʿarūḍ) und ordnet sie in stringenter Reihenfolge. In dieser Edition wird der Abhandlung Basṭ al-maqbūḍ fī mabādiʾ ʿilm al-ʿarūḍ ein Kurztraktat desselben Verfassers beigefügt, in dem eine Auseinandersetzung mit den drei Zweigen der arabischen Rhetorik (balāġa) vorgenommen wird.

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Gilles Menegaldo

Edited by 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.

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Edited by Jean-Alexandre Perras and Érika Wicky

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Edited by Crystal E. Garcia and Antonio Duran

From their founding, Greek letter organizations have maintained legacies of exclusion that have particularly targeted minoritized people including Black, Indigenous, People of Color as well as queer and transgender individuals. In response to larger societal oppression and, more specifically, historical discriminatory practices within historically white sororities and fraternities, culturally-based sororities and fraternities emerged to serve and lift up minoritized communities. Culturally-based sororities and fraternities (CBSFs) include Asian American, Black, Latinx/a/o, LGBTQ, Multicultural, and Historically Native American sororities and fraternities. Unfortunately, conversations on sorority and fraternity life (SFL) have prioritized historically white organizations, perpetuating the same legacies of oppression that led to the formation of culturally-based groups to begin with. This book is a form of resistance to these power dynamics and brings to light the histories, legacies, and strengths of CBSFs as well as ways to re-envision equitable support for these organizations. This book will be instrumental to SFL practitioners, (inter)national sorority and fraternity leadership, and for all SFL members in their efforts to increase their awareness of CBSFs. Additionally, campuses are increasingly embracing opportunities to understand minoritized students’ experiences on campus and to center equitable practice. This book could be used during professional development workshops for deans, faculty, and student affairs professionals to consider how well they are supporting minoritized students and, more specifically, those who are in culturally-based sororities and fraternities. This text can also serve as an important resource for college courses focused on college students, student affairs, and social justice in higher education.
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Serving Refugee Children

Listening to Stories of Detention in the USA

Edited by Montse Feu and Amanda Venta

Serving Refugee Children shows the struggles and traumatic experiences that unaccompanied and/or undocumented children undergo when seeking safety in the United States and find instead imprisonment, separation from their families, and ICE raids in what would have become their neighborhoods. Current legislation and bureaucracy limit first-person narratives from these children, but service providers and grassroots activist authoring the pieces in this collection bear witness to the children’s brave human spirits in their search for safety and their arrival in the United States. Through the power of storytelling, Serving Refugee Children exposes current detention center conditions while also protecting detained children. No child should have to live the persecution suffered by children featured in these stories, nor should they have to embark upon perilous journeys across Latin America or be subjected to the difficult immigration court process unaided. Researchers and the general public who believe that the emotional bonding of telling stories continues to humanize discussions and who want immigration policies that foster a culture of engagement and interconnectedness will be interested in this volume.
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Edited by Luďa Klusáková and Bianca del Espino Hidalgo

Small towns are continuously overlooked and under-researched, although they represent a type of urban settlement present in large numbers, especially in Europe. Questions regarding the resilience of small towns are an important issue acknowledged in the EU policy of regional development. This volume is written by an international and interdisciplinary team of scholars who are convinced about the importance of the small town as a research topic. It looks at how towns approach heritage, its instrumental use and its commodification in support of its survival, asking about towns’ strategies to achieve resilience to external pressure. The chapters present cases from Europe and beyond. It represents various types of situations and approaches of urban communities, but it is not limited to success stories. The authors deal with places that are undervalued, not fully exploited, or in danger because of lack of appreciation. They explore a wide range of strategies in the fields of revitalization, stabilization, stagnation, decline, or desertification, considering the possible role of heritage, as well as small towns´ creativity in networking initiatives.