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Black Immigrants in the United States

Essays on the Politics of Race, Language, and Voice

Edited by Ayanna Cooper and Ibrahim Awad

In the United States, ‘immigrant’ is a complicated category. It is used interchangeably with ‘refugee’ and it is, most of the time, linked to South America, especially Latina/os. Black Immigrants in the United States is arguing that immigrants are not refugees and, whether coming from the Caribbean, Latin America or Africa, Black immigrants are oft-silenced in immigration studies and unsystematically researched. Being one of the first books on the topic in the United States, Black Immigrants in the United States is a crack, a verse in the syntax which links Blackness and immigration; a required reading for anyone who is interested in immigration generally and Black immigration in particular. For example, did you know that 12-13% of the statistically defined as African Americans are ‘Black immigrants’ (both immigrants and refugees) (Ogunipe, 2011)? Out of this 12-13%, did you know the first and second-generation constitute 41% of Black first-year students in Ivy League? Black Immigrants in the United States is an attempt to answer these questions and paint a picture for this population, where they come from, what languages and histories they bring with them to the United States, and discusses their challenges as well as their triumphs. With this book, as children of migration ourselves, we are turning researching and writing about Black immigrants into acts of love and reading about them into an expression of jouissance.

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Anita Oberda-Monkiewicz

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Edited by Lucio Levi

Albert Einstein was one of the initiators of the peace movement in Europe in the early twentieth century. He tirelessly denounced the imperfections of society due to the primitive institution of war and devoted his energies to outlawing war. After Hitler’s rise to power, he abandoned pacifism and instead embraced a federalist vision according to which the root cause of war lies in the division of the world into sovereign states and the vehicle of peace is world government.

This book explores Einstein’s outlook on war and peace and traces the evolution of his thinking on these topics. In particular, Einstein developed a dialogue on war and peace with physicists like Bohr, Planck and Szilard as well intellectuals like Dewey, Freud, Gandhi, Mann, Mumford, Rolland Russell, Schweitzer and Tagore. The key concepts that were the focus of these discussions were the cause of war (included the Einstein–Freud debate on psychological and political causes of war) and the means to prevent it; the distinction between antimilitarism, pacifism, internationalism and federalism; and the dividing line between intergovernmental and supranational organizations.

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Edited by Amandine Cayol, Pierre Chabal and Zhuldyz Sairambaeva

After reflecting On the European and Asian origins of legal and political systems: views from Korea, Kazakhstan and France (2018), the authors address in this book three intertwined issues. First, how systems that were established long ago are challenged by the necessity to adapt to change both in time, rapidly after the end of the cold war, and in space, across the continent of Eurasia and no longer ‘simply’ in their sub-region. Second, how these systems evolve both in a sui generis manner and adopt, each for itself, reforms at the national and sub-regional levels; and also in a reciprocal manner, learn and borrow from each other towards a ‘regional legal order’ in the making. Third, how extra-judicial evolutions, such as the logistical and commercial dynamics of the Belt and Road Initiative(s) appear more and more as the source or the cause of that very change affecting all Eurasian actors and interests. Examined elsewhere from a broad social sciences perspective, in the publication Cross-border exchanges: Eurasian perspectives on logistics and diplomacy (2019), these issues are here systematically analysed by a mix of conceptual and doctrinal perspectives and of textual, jurisprudential and positivist perspectives. Naturally, the challenge within the challenge to ascertain is whether a pan-regional or global legal ‘model’ would be capable of impacting change in general and legal change in particular as part of the ‘post-cold-war 2:’, where the political-military legacy is overcome by and yields to business concerns reaching beyond cautious legal constructions.

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Steven A. Beebe

C. S. Lewis, author of The Narnia Chronicles, The Screwtape Letters and Mere Christianity, is arguably one of the best communicators of the twentieth century. During his lifetime, he was hailed for his talents as author, speaker, educator and broadcaster. He continues to be a best-selling author more than a half-century after his death. This book unlocks the secrets of C. S. Lewis’s communication skill so that you can communication like Lewis. C. S. Lewis made many explicit observations about how to communicate effectively embedded in his writing and speaking. For the first time, this book comprehensively unveils Lewis’s strategies about the craft of communication.

A review of Lewis’s work reveals five communication principles that explain his success as a communicator. Based on Lewis’s advice about communication sprinkled throughout his work, the essence of being a skilled communicator is to be holistic, intentional, transpositional, evocative and audience-centered. These five principles are summarized by the acronym HI TEA. Dr. Steven A. Beebe, a nationally-recognized communication author and educator, uses Lewis’s own words to present these five principles in an engaging and memorable way. The concluding chapter, "How to Communicate Like C. S. Lewis," offers specific techniques and strategies that Lewis uses that will help readers enhance the craft of communication. By applying Lewis’s communication principles (what he said about communication—HI TEA) and emulating his techniques (how he communicated), you too can be a master communicator.

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Joële Pierre

Les années 1969-1974 furent assurément un temps majeur de transition à la fois pour la coopération entre Paris et Bonn et pour la construction européenne. Un regard renouvelé s’impose. Cet ouvrage étudie les relations franco-allemandes sous un angle franco-allemand ; dresser la typologie des divergences-convergences permet de cerner consensus et compromis. Si De Gaulle et Adenauer ont solennellement proclamé la réconciliation entre les deux anciennes nations ennemies, c’est avec Georges Pompidou et Willy Brandt que le traité de l’Elysée va enfin être mis en œuvre et que le moteur franco-allemand démarre vraiment. Dans leur  politique extérieure face à l’URSS, Pompidou et Brandt parvinrent même à la fusion de leurs intérêts. Etudier au travers d’un champ de forces multiscalaires en constante action, surtout à partir de 1973, infirme le tableau convenu de l’« eurosclérose » des années 1970. Ce livre éclaire ainsi d’un regard nouveau la deuxième phase de la construction européenne, alors que l’objectif pompidolien d’un « gaullisme européen » prenait forme. Ainsi peut-on mieux cibler les responsabilités, et mettre en évidence combien les relations internationales ont broyé ce take-off européen.

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Hip-HopEd: The Compilation on Hip-Hop Education, Volume 2

Hip-Hop as Education & Knowledge of Self

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Edited by Edmund Adjapong and Ian Levy

This second volume in the Hip-Hop Education series highlights knowledge of self as the fifth and often forgotten element of hip-hop. In many cases, a connection to hip-hop culture is one that has been well embedded in the identity of hip hop educators. Historically, academic spaces have had misperceptions and misunderstand the authentic culture of hip-hop, often forcing hip-hop educators to abandon their authentic hip-hop selves to align themselves to the traditions of academia. This edited collection highlights the realities of hip-hop educators who grapple with cultivating and displaying themselves authentically in practice. It provides narratives of graduate students, practitioners, junior and senior scholars who all identify as part of hip-hop. The chapters in this text explore the intersections of the authors’ lived experiences, hip-hop, theory, and practice.

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Dennis Carlson

Edited by Shirley R. Steinberg, Robert Lake and Michael B. MacDonald

The late Dennis Carlson uses the alternative nature of the Burlington, Vermont, bred band, Phish, and the larger impact of rock n’ roll to look at youth and revolutionary music culture. A History of Progressive Music and Youth Culture is designed for those who work with or teach young people to understand the nature and origin of musical commitment and devotion. For academics, the book traces a cultural study of rock which is unlike any other discussion of music or musicology published.

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Minding the Obligation Gap in Community Colleges and Beyond

Theory and Practice in Achieving Educational Equity

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Jeremiah J. Sims, Jennifer Taylor Mendoza, Lasana O. Hotep and Jeramy Wallace

It is difficult to find justice-centered books geared specifically for community college practitioners interested in achieving campus wide educational equity. It is even more difficult to find book in this vein written, exclusively, by community college practitioners. Minding the Obligation Gap in Community Colleges is just that: a concerted effort by a cross-representational group of community college practitioners working to catalyze conversations and eventually practices that attend to the most pressing equity gaps in and on our campuses. By illuminating the constitutive parts of the ever-increasing obligation gap, this book offers both theory and practice in reforming community colleges so that they function as disruptive technologies. It is our position that equity-centered community colleges hold the potential to call out, impede, and even disrupt institutionalized polices, pedagogies, and practices that negatively impact poor, ethno-racially minoritized students of color. If you and your college is interested in striving for educational equity, campus-wide, please join us in this ongoing conversation on how to work for equity for all of the students that we serve.

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Realism and Revolution

Why (Some) Revolutionary States Go to War

Paul Ewenstein

This book argues that revolutionary wars are generally the product not of ideological fervor but of a desire for territorial gain, encouraged either by a perception of the revolutionary state’s weakness or the chaos caused by shifting borders. However, these are short-term problems, manifesting in the first few years after the revolution, if at all. In the longer run, it is the decision of the revolutionaries over whether or not to adopt a revisionist ideology and the reaction of the international system to that ideology that determines if the revolutionary state will remain conflict-prone. The truth of this theory is demonstrated both by an analysis of the historical record and through case studies of the Iranian, French, Turkish, and Bolivian Revolutions, as well as an examination of the Arab Spring. Finally, the book considers the theoretical lessons to be gleaned from a study of revolutionary conflict and offers some thoughts regarding its future. This book is a valuable resource both for those interested in revolutions and for students of international conflict, and is the only comprehensive work on the subject to take into account recent developments in revolution such as the Arab Spring.