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Edited by Frank Maschmeier

The concept of learning a language through ‘real’ content matter (CLIL) is flourishing, which can be seen both in the spread of CLIL as well as in the increasing number of studies in this field. So far, most of these studies have focused on the language benefits of CLIL.

This book focuses on how CLIL is likely to affect the learner’s performance in both the language and the subject. The author investigates to what extent learners who may be far from being autonomous in the foreign language can still work in self-directed ways. Thus, this book examines potentially ‘hidden dangers’ of CLIL, such as the risk of teacher dependency.

Based on a study in NRW, this book points to chances and risks in the CLIL classroom, and offers valuable tips for CLIL teachers.

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Edited by Arlene McAlister

A Critical Edition of Ruths Recompence by Richard Bernard presents Richard Bernard’s commentary on the book of Ruth, originally published in 1628, to the modern reader. Arlene McAlister’s introduction sets the work in its contemporary context and most significantly elucidates the issue of women’s conduct that arises from the biblical story and challenges Bernard and the preceding early modern Ruth commentators. The introduction details how the commentators have great difficulty in expounding Ruth’s approach to her kinsman Boaz on the threshing floor alone at night and request to him to marry her according to the levirate law. They find that this conduct is contrary to the voluminous women’s conduct literature of their own society. The introduction also addresses such issues as Bernard’s anti-Catholicism and surveys the interpretation of the book of Ruth prior to and in the early modern period. Ruths Recompence is further set in context by the annotations in this book. The annotations also illustrate how Bernard differs from or develops the discussions of preceding commentators.

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Edited by Yana Milev and Franz Schultheis

Seit das Ende des Kommunismus auf 1990 festgeschrieben und der Unrechtsstaat DDR der Justiz übergeben wurde, inszenieren neue Institutionen, Stiftungen und Behörden auf Bundesebene den ökonomischen, kulturellen und moralischen Erfolg des Rechtsstaats. Dabei wird die Mehrheit der Neubürger mit Schockereignissen des krassen sozialen Wandels und der gesellschaftlichen Stigmatisierung konfrontiert. Konzepte wie «Transformation», «Modernisierung», «Demokratisierung» treten als Euphemismen auf, die über eine neoliberale Annexion des Ostens hinwegtäuschen. Das Investmentprojekt «Aufschwung Ost» ist ein Laborfall der Globalisierung. Über eine Aufarbeitung der DDR im Totalitarismus- und Diktaturenvergleich hinaus ist eine Soziologie der Landnahme, des Gesellschaftsumbaus und des strukturellen Kolonialismus in Ostdeutschland längst überfällig. Das Forschungsprogramm «Entkoppelte Gesellschaft. Liberalisierung und Widerstand in Ostdeutschland seit 1989/90. Ein soziologisches Laboratorium» will im dreißigsten Jahr der «Einheit» diesem Thema mit einer mehrbändigen Publikation Rechnung tragen.

Mit 13 Fallstudien bildet der Band «Tatbestände» das empirische Fundament des Gesamtprojekts «Entkoppelte Gesellschaft». Es handelt sich hierbei um sozialwissenschaftliche Studien jüngeren Datums, in denen die Tatbestände der Verwerfung, Abwicklung und Löschung in sämtlichen Bereichen der Gesellschaft Ostdeutschlands offen gelegt, wie auch in der Konsequenz dessen die sozialen, kulturellen und regionalen Beschädigungen diagnostiziert und gesellschaftstheoretisch analysiert werden.

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Global Politics in the 21st Century

Between Regional Cooperation and Conflict


Edited by Andrzej Mania, Marcin Grabowski and Tomasz Pugacewicz

This book focuses on the problem of regionalism, the crucial phenomenon in international relations at the turn of the 20th and 21st centuries. Regionalism is analyzed both in terms of regional economic and political integration, as well as regional competition and conflict. The book is divided into three parts, based on the functional and geographical criteria. The first part is devoted to the theoretical setting, including brief introduction to regionalism problems and classical theories of integration, as well as new approaches to regionalism, which are followed by the analysis of regions in the context of regional security complexes concept. The second part of the book focuses on Asian and African challenges to regionalism and the third, and final, part is devoted to the most developed subregional order, namely the European region.

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Ingrid Belčáková, László Miklós, Anna Špinerová, Andrea Diviaková, Erika Kočická and Eliška Belaňová

The landscape is a vital spatial and material frame for our natural and man-made environment and is considered by many stakeholders to be one of the most important aspects of a healthy, enjoyable life. This book deals with the current trends in the theory of the integration of landscape aspects in spatial planning and development processes.

The authors discuss the need for integrated land use planning, landscape planning and impact assessment, and explore landscape consideration practice in European countries, with a special focus on Slovakia. Information about landscape decision-making approaches and cases illustrates current practice and lessons from experience, providing baseline material for landscape academic forum, members of the public and professionals in spatial development making: planners, designers, architects, engineers and others.

This practice-oriented and up-to-date monograph is a sourcebook and reference guide to key trends, issues of and approaches to sustainable spatial development in European countries.

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Wörterbuchschreibung in Zeiten des Sozialismus

Die politisch-ideologischen Rahmenbedingungen für die lexikografische Arbeit in der Volksrepublik Polen am Beispiel des „Słownik języka polskiego“ (1958-1969), herausgegeben von Witold Doroszewski


Eva Teshajev

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Vernon C. Lindsay

Are you interested in working with African-American male students to help them succeed beyond the classroom? If so, this book is for you!

Capoeira is a martial art created by enslaved Africans in Brazil, and it combines self-defense tactics with dance movements, percussion instruments, freedom songs, sacred rituals, acrobatic maneuvers, and communal philosophies. Through this highly-anticipated follow-up book to Critical Race and Education for Black Males: When Pretty Boys Become Men, Vernon C. Lindsay illustrates how Capoeira can serve as a resource to encourage positive self-awareness, leadership, and social justice activism among African-American males. This book represents thirteen years of Dr. Lindsay’s experiences in Capoeira and illustrates how a physical education class evolved into an after-school program aligned with a culturally responsive curriculum.

Through research collected at a Chicago elementary school, Capoeira, Black Males, and Social Justice: A Gym Class Transformed shows how teachers can use culturally responsive curricular methods to engage African-American male students in meaningful lessons, conversations, and actions. This book is a must-read for teachers and administrators in urban school settings. It demonstrates the potential impact of schools in an era where race, gender, sexuality, economic status, and age continue to influence opportunities. Courses with the following themes will benefit from this book: critical race theory in education; African Americans and schooling; introduction to urban education; race, sports, and extracurricular programs; critical pedagogy; gender, difference, and curriculum; teaching and learning in the multicultural, multilingual classroom.

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The Cinema of Iceland

Between Tradition and Liquid Modernity


Sebastian Jakub Konefał

The last decade was an exceptional period for the Icelandic cinema. The films produced during this time have won many prestigious awards at international festivals. Cinematic images of Iceland eclectically interlace myths, stereotypes and postmodern means of expression. At first glance, the local films obsessively repeat the same themes which might be incomprehensible for a foreign viewer. However, academic research on the most interesting motion pictures creates an opportunity to study the birth and development of small, but energetic and ambitious cinematography. Such an experience also allows analyzing problems related to the system of film production in this sparsely populated country and helps identify challenges during the process of introducing a local culture abroad. Finally, studying Icelandic cinema gives a chance to go on the audiovisual journey through the fascinating culture and unique landscapes.

The author of the book analyses popular topics and narrative strategies in Icelandic films. The research covers local versions of black comedies, road movies and crime stories as well as different figures connected with the motif of struggle between tradition and modernity.

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Documents diplomatiques français

1973 – Tome I (1er janvier – 30 juin)


Edited by Ministère des Affaires étrangères

Il y a des années qu’on considère comme des tournants. 1973 est de celles-là, et comme on le verra, cela est vrai pour le second semestre comme pour le premier.

Parmi les événements les plus marquants :

- C’est d’abord l’aboutissement des négociations de Paris sur le Vietnam avec les accords de janvier 1973, qui signifient le retrait des forces américaines. Est-ce la paix en Indochine ? Très rapidement, on se rend compte que ce n’est qu’une trêve. Les deux régimes vietnamiens violent les accords, et n’ont nullement renoncé à obtenir une victoire militaire totale.

- C’est aussi le discours d’Henry Kissinger, le 23 avril 1973. Censé ouvrir une « Année de l’Europe »  il apparait comme l’expression d’une volonté américaine de maintenir les États européens au rang de puissances régionales dans un monde toujours dominé par la bipolarisation entre les deux grands.

- En effet, le discours est suivi par la rencontre Nixon-Brejnev de juin et le fameux accord sur la prévention de la guerre nucléaire. Il n’en faut pas plus aux Européens, et en particulier aux Français, pour croire à une connivence entre Américains et Soviétiques pour consolider, à leurs dépens, leur coexistence pacifique, et pour tout dire leur condominium.

- Cependant à Washington se développe le scandale du Watergate : au début, en 1972, il s’agit d’un simple fait divers, mais l’affaire devient politique et met en difficulté le président Nixon qui doit admettre la culpabilité de certains de ses collaborateurs. Du coup, sa popularité est en chute libre et notre ambassadeur constate que l’exécutif est paralysé, le président directement menacé et le Congrès renforcé.

- On est aussi à la veille d’une redistribution des cartes sur le plan géopolitique. Car se dessine un rapprochement complètement inattendu entre la Chine, sortie de la révolution culturelle, et l’Amérique de Nixon.

-En Amérique latine, l’heure est au recul de la démocratie et à la multiplication des coups de force : l’armée prend le pouvoir ou —quand elle l’assume déjà, comme en Uruguay— l’exerce avec rudesse. Au Chili, on est à la veille du « golpe » qui va mettre un terme à l’expérience de l’Unité populaire du président Salvador Allende : les diplomates français en poste à Santiago notent la vie politique bloquée, l’agitation de plus en plus vive de la société chilienne et rendent compte d’un premier soulèvement militaire. Ce qui se dessine est une décennie de dictatures militaires dans ce continent.

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‘Experienc’d Age knows what for Youth is fit’?

Generational and Familial Conflict in British and Irish Drama and Theatre

Edited by Katarzyna Bronk-Bacon

Over the centuries, drama has been an influential and imaginative medium for presenting, analysing and offering ways of resolving real or fictional battles. This volume provides readers with a timely study of inter-generational conflicts and crises as seen through the eyes of male and female British and Irish playwrights from the medieval period to the twenty-first century. The contributions suggest that at the heart of inter-generational discord lies various crises between (the) age(d) and youth or, more generally, the idea of what is «old» and «new». The interaction and co-existence of age and youth in their embodied, symbolic or conceptual forms is the topic of this volume. The collection is built around the words «age(d)»/«young», which denote both the biological age of the characters and the more conceptual potential of these terms. Ultimately, the contributors to this collection of essays analyse not only the idea of inter-generationality within selected dramatic works but also inter-generational conflicts seen in clashes of cultures, artistic visions, concepts and aesthetic idea(l)s.