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Irune del Rio Gabiola

Affect, Ecofeminism, and Intersectional Struggles in Latin America: A Tribute to Berta Cáceres examines the power of affect in structuring decolonizing modes of resistance performed by social movements such as COPINH (Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras). Despite a harsh legacy of colonialism, indigenous communities continue suffering from territorial displacements, dispossession, and human rights abuses due to extractive projects that are violently destroying their land and, therefore, the environment. In particular, the Lenca communities in Honduras have been negatively affected by Western ideas of "progress" and "development" that have historically eliminated ancestral knowledges and indigenous ecological cosmologies while reinforcing Eurocentrism. Nevertheless, by reflecting on and articulating strategies for resisting neoliberalism, COPINH and its late cofounder Berta Cáceres’ commitment to environmental activism, ecofeminism, and intersectional struggles has contributed affectively and effectively to the production of democratic encounters in pursuit of social justice. In homage to Berta, who was brutally assassinated for her activism in 2016, this book takes the reader on an affective journey departing from the violent affects experienced by the Lencas due to colonial disruption, contemporary industrialization, and criminalization, towards COPINH’s political and social intervention fueled by outrage, resistance, transnational solidarity, care, mourning, and hope. In this way, subaltern actors nurture the power to—in line with Brian Massumi’s interpretation of affect—transform necropolitics into natality with the aim of creating a fairer and better world.

The volume is an ideal contribution to environmental studies, cultural studies, and Latin American studies courses focused on social movements, activism, ecofeminism, and postcolonialism.

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Robert Albrecht and Carmine Tabone

The digital revolution we are now entering as educators is an unchartered sea pregnant with wondrous possibilities but laden with a minefield of unforeseen consequences. A pedagogy that overlooks or downplays the disruptive and often dangerous influence of digital media on childhood development is necessarily a very shortsighted one.

More than just highlighting our misgivings about digital media, however, this book has a purpose far more ambitious and infinitely more useful. Based upon 45 years of work with young people in Jersey City classrooms, day camps, housing projects, libraries, church basements and community centers, the authors propose a pedagogical strategy that uses hands-on experiences in the arts as a strategy to offset and counterbalance the dominance of digital media in the lives of children.

Rather than call for the elimination of digital media—clearly an impossibility even if it were desirable—the authors maintain that children need to be exposed to non-digital, non-electronic experiences that cultivate alternative ways of thinking, feeling, and being in the world. In sum, the book does not call for an end to the digital, but outlines ways in which the arts and creative forms of play help to establish a balance in the education and socialization of children as we enter more deeply into the Digital Age.

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Contractual Transfer of Ownership in Immovable Property

A Kosovo Law Perspective on Contract and Property Law Rules and their Legal Interaction with other Fields of Civil Law

Bashkim Preteni

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En femenino plural

Escritoras sicilianas en el entorno literario insular italiano contemporáneo

José García Fernández

Sicilia se ha impregnado de múltiples culturas que han determinado el carácter de sus habitantes. Sin embargo, ni el poder de los conquistadores ni la integración de este territorio en Italia acabaron con su más pura esencia: los sicilianos aprendieron a ser fieles a su identidad, trasladando al mundo del arte su rendida devoción por Sicilia. Este libro evidencia el apego que los lugareños sienten por sus tradiciones, palpable en los escritos de numerosos autores sicilianos que forman parte del elenco cultural de la isla. No obstante, atentos a estas contribuciones literarias, el volumen presta una particular atención a las intelectuales isleñas, un colectivo femenino cuya infravaloración social no ha impedido su firme irrupción en el paradigma literario insular italiano actual.

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Edited by Patricia von Münchow and Nadine Rentel

Aujourd’hui, les enseignants-chercheurs à l’université doivent à la fois aider leurs étudiants à deìvelopper des compeìtences dans l’utilisation du numérique et tirer le meilleur parti de ce dernier dans l’ingénierie de leurs propres enseignements. À travers quelques études de cas français et allemands, ce volume présente des concepts, des méthodes et des outils pour mieux penser et poursuivre concrètement ces objectifs.

Heutzutage müssen sich Lehrende an Hochschulen der doppelten Herausforderung stellen, den Studierenden die notwendigen Kompetenzen im Kontext einer digitalisierten Arbeitswelt zu vermitteln und dabei gleichzeitig digitale Lehrkonzepte im eigenen Unterricht einzusetzen. Im Sammelband werden, unter Berücksichtigung deutscher und französischer Ansätze, Konzepte, Methoden und Werkzeuge vorgestellt, die der Umsetzung dieser Ziele zuträglich sein können.

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Internationalization of Universities and the National Language

Language Policy Interventions and Case Studies

Edited by Danny Pieters and Thijs Keersmaekers

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Kings and Consuls

Eight Essays on Roman History, Historiography, and Political Thought

James H. Richardson

From the beginning, kings ruled Rome; Lucius Brutus established freedom and the consulship. So wrote the Roman historian Tacitus in the second century AD, but the view was orthodox. It is still widely accepted today.

But how could the Romans of later times have possibly known anything about the origins of Rome, the rule and subsequent expulsion of their kings or the creation of the Republic when all those events took place centuries before anyone wrote any account of them? And just how useful are those later accounts, those few that happen to survive, when the Romans not only viewed the past in light of the present but also retold stories of past events in ways designed to meet contemporary needs?

This book attempts to assess what the Romans wrote about the early development of their state. While it may not, in the end, be possible to say very much about archaic Rome, it is certainly possible to draw conclusions about later political ideas and their influence on what the Romans said about their past, about the writing of history at Rome and about the role that stories of past events could play even centuries later.

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Edited by Douglas Dales and Graham Speake

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Teaching and Race

How to Survive, Manage, and Even Encourage Race Talk

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Irene Murphy Lietz

Teaching and Race: How To Survive, Manage, and Even Encourage Race Talkprovides an in-depth interdisciplinary analysis of some common student talk about race,its flavor, character, rhetorical, sociological, psychological and educational development sources, and manageable tools for responding to students. The book recommends an accessible two-step, compassionate listening followed by critical challenges, to make the transformative connection between emotion and evidence. The book helps teachers embrace the moments of difficult conversation, confront student denial (as well as their own), and take advantage of the unique opportunity the classroom provides to advance the students’ antiracist identity development. Teaching and Race narrates common, sometimes offensive, language in four student interviews that are tied to strong feelings of confusion, denial, guilt, resistance and more. The student interviews help college teachers name and analyze loaded racial discussion so that they can thoughtfully address it in the classroom, rather than feel their only choices are explosive confrontation, gloss-overs or redirection. The book empowers teachers to shift potentially confrontational race talk to open-minded race dialogues that ultimately defuse the shock, sting, alarm and confusion of race talk by well-intentioned but unpracticed voices. The book creates a compassionate but informed moment for teachers, preparing them to confidently raise a critical challenge to misinformation at the moment it arises, and providing a beginning response for the teacher.