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Breast Cancer Inside Out

Bodies, Biographies, & Beliefs

Edited by Kimberly R. Myers

Forthcoming
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Edited by Rasim Yilmaz and Günther Löschnigg

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Opening Pathways, Building Bridges

Skilled Migration of Mexican Scientists and Engineers to the UK

Tonatiuh Anzures

Opening Pathways, Building Bridges explores contemporary skilled migration and the brain drain using a bottom-up approach, based on a case study of Mexican scientists and engineers—or the Brains, as coined by the author—working in the UK. It provides an insight into how the phenomenon is shaped by the migrants’ personal and professional experiences (from Mexico to the UK: ‘opening pathways’) and how their contributions could have valuable effects through diaspora policies (from the UK back to Mexico: ‘building bridges’).

The research is based on an analysis of 36 semi-structured, qualitative interviews with Mexicans graduated in STEM fields, who currently work in academia or the private sector in the UK, and the empirical findings are organised into three main topics: transnationalism, professional experience and collaboration at a distance. It is argued that a more balanced exchange between Mexico and the UK can be achieved by building more bridges with the diaspora through long-distance collaborative initiatives. For this to happen, it is important for policy-makers to understand the relevance of skilled individuals’ choices and experiences, the value of their networks and communities of interest, the existing imbalances between developed and developing countries, and the challenges posed by scientific and professional collaborative projects.

This book offers some ideas and policy recommendations arising from the research, in order to better understand—and face—the challenges of skilled migration in future years and, ultimately, mitigate the negative effects of the Brains’ departure.

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Ser mujer en Iberoamérica

un continuum de discriminación

Edited by Aida Figueroa Bello and Gerhard Niedrist

Ser mujer en Iberoamérica: un continuum de discriminación trata sobre la discriminación de género. Desde una perspectiva multidisciplinaria, el libro contribuye al debate de #MeToo con especial enfoque a Iberoamérica.

La obra contiene una serie de trabajos de académicos y reconocidos investigadores de México, España y Perú, quienes abordan temáticas de gran trascendencia. Tales como las múltiples manifestaciones bajo las cuales la violencia de género se hace presente en Iberoamérica, ya sea en el entorno laboral, o bien, escolar. Del mismo modo, analizan, en perspectiva internacional y comunitaria europea, los planes de igualdad como instrumentos óptimos para el logro de la igualdad sustancial entre mujeres y hombres, tanto en el ámbito empresarial, como en el contexto político mexicano.

De igual modo, el libro pretende ahondar un poco más en las temáticas de género, y de esta manera contribuir a una necesaria (re)configuración de la idea de género, traspasando el prejuicio discursivo que en gran parte de América Latina aún hoy en día prevalece.

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Thierno Guèye

Ce livre se propose de réaliser le projet ambitieux d’établir les fondements d’une épistémologie des nanotechnosciences. Il s’agit d’une analyse de philosophie des sciences portant sur cet objet nouveau et de grande importance scientifique, économique, politique et sociale.

Cet ouvrage dresse un paysage détaillé des questions épistémologiques que posent les nanotechnosciences et cherche, chez les philosophes des sciences qui proposent des théories du changement scientifique, les moyens de répondre à ces questions.

Compte tenu des conclusions de Guèye selon lesquelles aucune des théories philosophiques actuelles ne répond vraiment aux questions épistémologiques soulevées par l’avènement des « nanotechnologies », il suggère quelques pistes pour dépasser les limites des épistémologies contemporaines, en s’appuyant sur la philosophie du langage d’Austin et sur la praxéologie de Denis Vernant.

Dans cette contribution majeure au débat scientifique sur les nanotechnosciences, il procède à l’examen des principales théories philosophiques du changement scientifique dans le but de décider de leur capacité à prendre en charge les changements introduits par l’apparition des nouvelles technologies de « l’infiniment petit ». Ce projet philosophique tire son intérêt et sa pertinence du fait que l’apparition des « nanotechnologies » constitue un changement phénoménal, et qu’il est important de disposer d’une théorie du changement scientifique qui en rendît compte.

Un autre thème majeur de ce livre est celui de la place de la recherche de la vérité dans les nanotechnosciences. Même s’il s’agit d’un thème trop vaste, Guèye l’affronte cependant sans détour dans ce livre. La problématique du rapport entre science et technologie y est abordée plus franchement.

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Edited by Fatih Türkmen

A compilation of current academic studies on the tourism sector of Turkey, the 23 chapters of this book have been written by tourism academicians who are experts in their respective fields. The chapters contain qualitative or quantitative research data and current statistical data, making this book useful for academic research. I thank all the contributors and dedicate this book to my family.

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Barriers to Rebuilding the African American Community

Understanding the Issues Facing Today’s African Americans from a Social Work Perspective

Tywan Ajani

Barriers to Rebuilding the African American Community explores the major threats and roots affecting both America’s most racially polarized periods as well as the major issues plaguing the African American community. The author provides intelligent insight into the deeper roots of America’s long history and struggle with racism as well as the solution. The author shows through how a background investigation of medical science, culture, and social policy can propel or subdue an entire people group, and examines research on the A.C.E.S. (Adverse Childhood Experiences), which affects all communities regardless of race. This book is an exciting and well-researched exposé into one of America’s most electrifying socio-political movements.

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Katharine Hodgson and Alexandra Smith

The collapse of the Soviet Union forced Russia to engage in a process of nation building. This involved a reassessment of the past, both historical and cultural, and how it should be remembered. The publication of previously barely known underground and émigré literary works presented an opportunity to reappraise «official» Soviet literature and re-evaluate twentieth-century Russian literature as a whole.

This book explores changes to the poetry canon – an instrument for maintaining individual and collective memory – to show how cultural memory has informed the evolution of post-Soviet Russian identity. It examines how concerns over identity are shaping the canon, and in which directions, and analyses the interrelationship between national identity (whether ethnic, imperial, or civic) and attempts to revise the canon. This study situates the discussion of national identity within the cultural field and in the context of canon formation as a complex expression of aesthetic, political, and institutional factors. It encompasses a period of far-reaching upheaval in Russia and reveals the tension between a desire for change and a longing for stability that was expressed by attempts to reshape the literary canon and, by doing so, to create a new twentieth-century past and the foundations of a new identity for the nation.

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Softpower, Soccer, Supremacy

The Chinese Dream

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Edited by J. A. Mangan, Peter Horton and Christian Tagsold

Xi Jinping’s "Soccer Revolution" is unique: the most extensive politicization and geo-politicization of the Global Game. His purpose is to extend the global softpower projection of "the Middle Kingdom": an ancient Western imperial mantra ("bread and circuses") has been replaced by a modern Eastern "imperial" mantra ("rice and pitches"). The Asian Football Federation shares this "allopathic" vision of East Asian soccer: the future is Asia and it starts in China! Soccer is a talisman for a New Asia in a New Era. For China soccer is a hubristic instrument of softpower projection. Softpower, Soccer, Supremacy: The Chinese Dream makes this point forcefully. In East Asia soccer in now "much more than a game"!

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What’s happening in cyber space?

An interdisciplinary approach

Edited by Necla Keles and Ahu Ergen