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Damian Pierzak

Historical exempla were an important part of the Roman political discourse. They could serve as a moral guide to conduct, but also lend credibility to an orator’s argument. In his extant orations, Cicero often draws parallels between his contemporaries and the old Romans or, less frequently, he compares the Romans of the present day with non-Roman individuals. Cicero himself calls such foreign examples ‘exempla externa.’ Using a theoretical framework that combines the precepts of ancient rhetorical theory and modern terminology, this book explores the ways in which Cicero employed exempla externa in oratorical practice. It argues that there were many different categories of exemplum for Cicero to choose and that exempla externa were not necessarily suitable for negative lessons.

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Jan Felicjan Terelak

The book is a scientific monograph, based on a natural experiment on cognitive, emotional and social functioning during the year-long isolation of 21 winter hounds at the Henryk Arctowski Polish Antarctic Station. The conducted research was of a specimen and sociometric nature. The results presented in the book are unique in the literature on the subject due to the longitudinal nature of the research conducted, together with its high frequency (every two weeks). Moreover, the social isolation was total in its character, due to the large limitation of connectivity with the outside world, which could be considered analogous to future long-term space missions.

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Narratives of Victimhood and Perpetration

The Struggle of Bosnian and Rwandan Diaspora Communities in the United States

Claudine A. Kuradusenge-McLeod

The book concentrates on the construction of the trans-generational understanding of labels of victim and perpetrator in contemporary society, investigating their impact on the diasporic consciousness of Rwandan and Bosnian communities in the United States, as well as their political participation and involvement. The book challenges the common assumption that the notion of trauma belongs almost exclusively to the victim, often leaving descendants of the perpetrator ignored and blamed through multiple generations. The comprehensive analysis in this book is rooted in both the author’s experience as survivor of genocide, and her deep understanding of the various social and political dynamics that shape the lives of immigrant communities.

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Resilience and Vulnerabilities in Tanzania

In the wake of the COVID 19 Pandemics

Edited by Pascaline Gaborit

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Clinical Research at MENA -

Challenges and Solutions

Edited by Fatih Özdener

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Slawische Sprachen unterrichten

Sprachübergreifend, grenzüberschreitend, interkulturell


Edited by Anastasija Kostiučenko, Agnieszka Zawadzka and Tamara Münzer

Im Fokus des Sammelbandes steht die Fachdidaktik des Russischen, Polnischen und anderer slawischer Sprachen im deutschsprachigen Raum. Die zwölf Beiträge thematisieren die Förderung interkultureller Kompetenzen, den Medieneinsatz beim Fremdsprachenlehren und -lernen sowie die Zielgruppe der Herkunftssprecher*innen. Sie behandeln ebenfalls die Nutzung von Erschließungsstrategien und den Sprachtransfer sowie die Binnendifferenzierung im Fremdsprachenunterricht als Antwort auf die Heterogenität der Lernenden. Die Publikation richtet sich an alle, die in Universitäten, Schulen, privaten Bildungsinstitutionen oder Kulturvereinen tätig sind und die dort slawische Sprachen als Fremdsprachen vermitteln bzw. Herkunftssprecher*innen unterrichten.

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Edited by Almudena Cortés Maisonave and Josefina Manjarrez

Este libro examina los debates sobre los cambios y continuidades de la migración de las mujeres en contextos geográficos, políticos, económicos y socioculturales diversos y las problemáticas emergentes conceptuales, políticas y socioculturales en torno a ella, desde un enfoque feminista y global. Se centra en cómo la movilidad humana contemporánea, entendida en su relación con la perspectiva de género, permite identificar y analizar los factores de producción de desigualdades políticas, económicas y socioculturales provocadas de manera principal por las transformaciones de la globalización neoliberal. La teoría y la práctica feminista proporcionan un marco conceptual y analítico que busca explicar y modificar las desigualdades que sufren las mujeres y en particular de las mujeres migrantes. Las preguntas que guían los trabajos que integran este libro giran en torno a la articulación entre patriarcado, interseccionalidades y violencias para dar cuenta de la manera en la que el neoliberalismo patriarcal construye las relaciones de género y la forma en que se han intensificado las desigualdades en los contextos migratorios a la vez que se abre paso un conjunto de respuestas diversas de la agencia femenina. Por ello, se busca comprender, desde los debates contemporáneos feministas, la manera en que la movilidad se ha transformado recientemente y ha afectado las vidas de las mujeres.

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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.