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Helena Dettmer

In his 1995 Teubner edition, J. B. Hall separates Tristia 1.5, 1.9, 3.4, 4.4, 5.2, and 5.7 into two poems. One reviewer of Hall’s edition is highly critical of the editor for not justifying the separation of these poems despite the fact the divisions have manuscript support. Because of the sorry state of the textual transmission of Ovid's five books of Tristia, it is sometimes difficult to determine the beginning and end of an individual poem if that poem resumes thematically and verbally where the previous poem concludes. The aim of this study is to show that definitive evidence can be offered to justify division of these six elegies into two poems. Structure combined with theme serves as an analytical tool that defines the beginning and end of the twelve literary pieces under consideration and highlights their artistry. Resolution of the issue of unity enhances our interpretation of the independent poems and our understanding of the complex interplay among poems within each poetry-book. The careful and often brilliant craftsmanship of the poems and of the books in which they appear reaffirms that Ovid’s repeated deprecation of the quality of his literary work composed during his period of exile in the Black Sea region is simply a pose to attract sympathy and support from his Roman audience.
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The Language of Feminine Duty

Articulating Gender, Culture, and Covert Policy in Modern Japan

Rika Saito

This book examines "women’s speech" as a policy of constructs expressed in official and unofficial discourse from the 1880s to the 1920s in Japan. It analyzes specific language policies that were incorporated through governmental gender policy to perpetuate "women’s speech," asymmetrical gendered speech styles and concepts in the Japanese language. It also seeks to develop cross-cultural approaches to language and gender theories initiated in the United States and Europe by proposing new concepts of language policy. This work contributes to ongoing interdisciplinary scholarship on gender, language, and policy by reconsidering the relationship between the Japanese "national language" and "women’s speech."

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Le retour de la puissance céréalière russe

Sociologie des marchés du blé 2000-2018

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Caroline Dufy

Fondement de la civilisation occidentale, le blé est l’une des céréales les plus échangées au monde. Sa part prépondérante dans l’alimentation humaine lui confère le statut de denrée stratégique. La Russie en a fait un instrument de sa reconquête des marchés céréaliers, en se hissant, sur des marchés mondiaux instables, au rang de concurrent agricole majeur pour l’Europe. La renaissance de la puissance agricole russe s’appuie également sur d’autres produits, tels que le lait, la viande, ou les oléagineux. Comment s’est opérée cette mondialisation agricole, quels en sont les acteurs et les conditions ? Telles sont les questions centrales abordées par cet ouvrage.

Depuis les années 2000, des évolutions notables ont marqué le monde agricole russe, au premier rang desquelles l’adhésion du pays à l’Organisation Mondiale du Commerce et l’adoption de l’embargo sur les produits alimentaires occidentaux décidé dans le sillage de la crise ukrainienne. Cet ouvrage invite le lecteur au cœur de cette mutation du monde céréalier en suivant ceux qui de près ou de plus loin font les marchés céréaliers : agriculteurs, négociants, syndicalistes agricoles, experts agricoles, mais aussi élus locaux et éleveurs et industriels. Il écoute leurs voix, montre leur travail, donne à voir leurs intérêts et leurs rationalités.

La démarche adoptée se situe au croisement de plusieurs mondes : le monde rural, la politique et le commerce international. Elle fait dialoguer différentes échelles : celle des politiques de l’Etat, avec celle des territoires et celles des rationalités productives individuelles. Ce décryptage permet de restituer des cohérences au-delà des paradoxes apparents entre stratégie volontariste de sécurité alimentaire, politique des contre sanctions et plaidoyer pour le retour de la puissance céréalière.

Le suivi patient de la marchandise blé, donne ainsi à comprendre les évolutions de valeurs et les priorités sociales, les tensions que font naître la définition d’un bien commun et des aléas qui l’accompagnent.

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Religion, Economics, and Politics in FATA-KP

The Enduring Challenges of Merged Tribal Districts in Northwestern Pakistan

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Edited by Tahir I. Shad and Syed Hussain Shaheed Soherwordi

This book provides a unique Pakistani perspective and understanding of a region that has not been studied extensively to date. Pakistan’s Frontier Region has been at the forefront of the War on Terror since 2001. The Federally Administered Tribal Agencies (now known as merged Tribal Districts) are a critical geostrategic area for Pakistan. This work highlights key economic, political, and religious issues in the FATA-KP region in order to identify means to eradicate ongoing conflicts and integrate the region within mainstream Pakistani society. This project proposes a series of phased economic development reforms that can guide FATA’s transition as an integrated territory within the rest of Pakistan. These reforms can and should encourage dimensions of indigenous economic practices, women’s empowerment, the education system, food security, subsistence agriculture, and transportation and communication infrastructure where possible. These improvements can be implemented in 10+ year plans designed to organize a committed effort to develop and integrate FATA with the rest of Pakistan.

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Gaming SEL

Games as Transformational to Social and Emotional Learning

Matthew Farber

Games enable children to practice emotions in spaces that are free from actualized consequences. With thoughtful guidance, games can help children manage emotions, perspective-take, demonstrate empathic concern, and exhibit prosocial behaviors.

Emerging research suggests that these competencies—also known as social and emotional learning (SEL) skills—are, in fact, teachable. In Gaming SEL: Games as Transformational to Social and Emotional Learning, Matthew Farber investigates the rich opportunities games have in supporting SEL skill development. Experts from the fields of education, game development, and SEL—including folks from CASEL, the Fred Rogers Center, Greater Good in Education, iThrive Games, Minecraft Education, and UNESCO MGIEP—share advice.

Games themselves cannot be responsible for children’s learning. Having a supportive educator or caregiver guiding experiences can be crucial. This book also includes recommendations for embedding games in classrooms in ways that support meaningful SEL skill development. Regardless of your experience, content area, or grade level, this book is for you!

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Ahmed Sékou Touré

Transforming Paradigms, Integrated Histories of Guinea

Saidou Mohamed N’Daou

This book is different from existing works on Ahmed Sékou Touré and the Guinean Democratic Party (PDG) and their struggle for national independence. Its uniqueness stems from the fact that all the chapters focus on the Guinean traditions of struggle over memories between the elites and the subordinates, highlighting the independent initiatives of the latter. Other books on Ahmed Sékou Touré are primarily based on their writers’ political or social history perspectives. This is the first study that equally integrates political and social history to address the theoretical and methodological issues of identity and construction of identity as necessary for understanding the roles of the elites and the subordinates in their struggles for access to power and resources in colonial and postcolonial Guinea. In this book, Saidou Mohamed N’Daou provides equal space for the initiatives and interests of the elites and the subordinates. Ahmed Sékou Touré used the ideology of the PDG as a mirror reflection of the social changes that he and his party intended to create. N’Daou argues that one must displace the ideology of the PDG from the center to understand Ahmed Sékou Touré's personality, his role in Guinea’s independence and his leadership of the PDG as well as expand the analytical space to allow other voices to be heard. N’Daou reaches this goal by discovering Ahmed Sékou Touré’s first order of knowledge, another unique feature of this book.

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Determining Wuthering Heights

Ideology, Intertexts, Tradition

María Valero Redondo

Recent criticism on Emily Brontë and her novel has tried to correct the deep-rooted belief that Emily Brontë was a literary "genius" isolated in the moors of Haworth. Indeed, an overview of recent Brontë scholarship indicates that two important critical shifts have lately cropped up: an increasing sociological attention to cultural studies on the one hand and an emphasis on interdisciplinarity. The present book is an unprecedented and groundbreaking study on Wuthering Heights. It detaches itself from the current productive vogue for sociological approaches to narrative texts which has contributed to obscure the focus on anomalous intertextual relations, and prioritizes the literary context over any other biographical, historical, or cultural context. Determining Wuthering Heights postulates a determinate intertextual meaning of Emily Brontë’s novel, enriching its heterogeneity by examining its dialogic relation with previous, contemporary and subsequent texts in order to confirm that Emily Brontë’s novel is not sui generis.

The target audience of the book would be members of the academic community interested in Victorian literature in general (researchers, scholars…) and in Wuthering Heights in particular. However, since Wuthering Heights has become a classic novel which is today read and discussed in universities around the world, the subject may also appeal to students who have to take a course on Victorian Literature and/or on the Brontës.

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Escrituras de lo diabólico

Retos de la alteridad en la literatura latinoamericana moderna y post-moderna

Carlos Mejía Suárez

En Escrituras de lo diabólico, Carlos Mario Mejía Suárez estudia obras latinoamericanas donde la imagen diabólica se usa para mapear la representación literaria de formas problemáticas de alteridad. Frente a trabajos que se concentran en el diablo ya desde un punto de vista historiográfico o vinculándolo exclusivamente a la herencia colonial, este trabajo se concentra en la invocación moderna de lo diabólico, desde el Fausto criollo (1866) del siglo XIX hasta novelas contemporáneas como Los estratos (2013) y Diablo guardián (2003), pasando por obras representativas del boom latinoamericano como Grande Sertão: Veredas (1957), El lugar sin límites (1966) y novelas experimentales como Cola de lagartija (1983). Con estas obras, respondemos ¿qué comunica acerca de las convenciones de lo real el estatuto familiar o fantástico del diablo en cada obra? ¿cuáles son los valores implícitos por la aventura de los protagonistas en su transgresora búqueda de objetos de deseo? Pero, más importante aún, ¿cuáles son los límites de estas categorizaciones estructurales para manera en que lo demoníaco representa la alteridad, al "otro"? Estas limitaciones se estudian a través de mapear cuerpos y lugares que en estas obras se rebelan contra la imposición del régimen de significado que los condena a la expulsión y al sacrificio.

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The Greater Middle East

Travelogue & Reflections

H. K. Chang

The Greater Middle East: Travelogue & Reflections probes into the histories and cultures of different countries in the Greater Middle East through the author’s recounting of his travelling experiences in those countries. It explores the historical causes and realistic reasons for the wars in the Middle East, North Africa and the Caucasus and shows the author’s investigation and understanding of the horizontal exchanges and vertical developments between various human civilizations.

Different from the usually-called "Middle East," the author combines the 21 members of the "Cultural Middle East" with 10 members of the "Periphery," and collectively refers to these 31 countries as the "Greater Middle East." The focus of this book remained on what the author had parsed from half a century of roaming, observation and reflection throughout the Greater Middle East. In this book, there are descriptions of major changes during these years and a great deal of background information and personal impressions. This book can be an introductory text for general readers, students and scholars interested in this topic.

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I Never Wanted to Be a Stereotype

A Sociologist’s Narrative of Healing

Cindy Brooks Dollar

Trauma and its consequences are social phenomena. Coming from a working-class family and raised in a small, rural Southern area, this author's narrative offers a unique style of life history reporting whereby the author uses her academic standpoint to situate her life experiences in broader macro-social and cultural contexts. Weaving scholarship with personal narrative, the author highlights connections between self and social awareness, which is crucial, especially in a modern, Western context where the rhetoric of excessive individualism is prioritized. Discussing various issues, including objectification, violence, isolation, stigma, trauma, shame, integration, healing, peace, and love, she illustrates the application and significance of sociological knowledge to individual life. Many chapters include and conclude with excerpts from the author’s diary entries, which she has maintained for over 30 years. These provide a relatively unfiltered glimpse into her personal and social consciousness throughout various life stages, including adolescence, teens, young and middle adulthood. The book closes with a summary of existing research on trauma and recovery, which often promotes the use of body-based therapies. The author argues that these findings have important implications for sociology given the body’s symbolic socio-cultural status and how it is used to maintain existing inequalities and inequities, which (re)produce shared forms of trauma and differential access to recovery.