La question controversée de la sécession retient peu l’attention des spécialistes du fédéralisme. Les meilleures études fédérales soit l’éludent, soit l’évacuent en quelques lignes. Pourtant, la problématique de la sécession est bien présente dans l’histoire des fédérations. Cet ouvrage est l’un des premiers à explorer le lien complexe entre fédéralisme et sécession. Tout en reconnaissant le potentiel de ce système politique à gérer sous un même gouvernement et d’une manière équilibrée et relativement harmonieuse les relations entre États, peuples, nations ou territoires différents, les auteurs relèvent les risques d’échec de l’idée fédérale dans les contextes politiques où le principe de la souveraineté partagée est mis à mal. Si plusieurs histoires à succès (les États-Unis, la Suisse, l’Allemagne, etc.) peuvent être identifiées, permettant ainsi de souligner les mérites de la formule fédérale, il ne faut pas toutefois taire ses échecs (l’ex-Yougoslavie, ou plus récemment le Brexit), ou ses demi-échecs. Considérant ainsi les turbulences qu’ont dû traverser ces dernières années des systèmes dévolutifs (Royaume-Uni avec l’Écosse, l’Espagne avec la Catalogne) ou fédératifs (Canada avec le Québec), cet ouvrage dresse un portrait nuancé de la question et pose les bases en vue d’un questionnement du legs encore trop fragile des grands penseurs de la pensée fédérale.
Edited by Texas Tech University
Peirce Studies is a peer-reviewed monographic series edited by members of the Institute for Studies in Pragmaticism at Texas Tech University. It seeks to advance scientific research relating to the works and influence of Charles Sanders Peirce (Member, U.S. National Academy of Sciences [Logic of Science]), a scientific theorist and pioneer of methodologies that enable interdisciplinary research. Volumes may be focused upon Peirce’s writings or involve studies that link the spirit of his methods with contemporary problems and projects in any relevant discipline. Works may be expressed in any recognized scholarly language.
Editors: K. L. Ketner, E. Bisanz, S. R. Cunningham, C. Hendrick, L. Johnson, R. McDonnell, T. G. McLaughlin, M. O’Boyle, K. Perkins.
An Ethnographic Study
Steven R. Cureton
This book examines the legacy of negotiating Black masculinity in a relatively free society that forced Black men to justify claims of equitable humanity. This book represents an unapologetic narrative about behavioral choices by Black men, which were framed by a history of forced distancing from his covenant with God, deliberate character assassinations, and emasculation in plain sight of his women and children.
The topic of this book is practical knowledge in early modern Europe, interpreted widely as recipes containing art procedures or medical panaceas between 1400 and 1700. In this book, the 1) origin or creation, 2) transmission or dissemination, and 3) use or consumption are key subjects for understanding the place of practical knowledge in early modern European society. After a historiographical and theoretical approach, this book applies Deleuze and Guattari’s rhizome metaphor to art technological literature. The first part ends with a study about medical practitioners and mediators who disseminate practical knowledge through the printing press. The second part of the book is entirely dedicated to the booklet A Very Proper Treatise (1573), using a microhistory approach to study it.
Teresa Ortego Antón
El sector agroalimentario requiere de profesionales de la traducción y de la redacción para asistir a las empresas en el proceso de internacionalización. Dado que dicho sector no ha recibido la suficiente atención por parte de los Estudios de Traducción e Interpretación, en este trabajo pretendemos abordar desde una perspectiva contrastiva (español-inglés) el género textual de las fichas descriptivas de embutidos empleando una metodología basada en corpus que nos permitirá profundizar en la estructura retórica, contrastar los equivalentes de los términos y de su fraseología, así como recopilar y presentar la terminología del campo de los embutidos en una base de datos terminológica bilingüe de utilidad para correctores, redactores, traductores e intérpretes.
This is the first work in English to explore Manchukuo literature in its entirety. It provides comprehensive, in-depth, and thought-provoking research by placing the literary history of Manchukuo from 1937 to 1941 in specific cultural lineages and socio-political contexts and focusing on four major literary groups of that period—the Manshū rōmanha, the Sakubun writers, the Yiwenzhi intellectuals, and the Wenxuan School—to illuminate its underlying intellectual dynamics. As it turns out, Manchukuo literature notably featured multiplicity, ambiguity, and self-reflexivity, which enabled it to transcend the dichotomy of romanticism and realism and that of the colonizers and the colonized. Not unlike a coordinate system, it took modernity and national identity as its horizontal and vertical axes. The Manshū rōmanha and the Sakubun writers respectively adopted an anti-modern or a modernist perspective and unanimously headed towards the intellectual stance of denying their own national identity and merging into the indigenous society of the colony; in comparison, Manchurian intellectuals, as epitomized by the Yiwenzhi School and the Wenxuan School, started from the same purpose of promoting national consciousness, but at last embarked on a bifurcated path to either modernization or cultural regression. Moreover, although the literary writings of these four groups differed much from each other in topics, stylistic features, and narrative modes, they all showed a deep concern for the sufferings of the Manchurian people brought by colonialism, coincidentally directed their criticism or sarcasm against the colonial rule, and thereupon endowed Manchukuo literature with a keynote of darkness.
This is the first full-length study of the radical poetry of Baton Rouge-based poet Dylan Krieger. Wickedly smart, iconoclastic, daring in their critiques of religion and contemporary culture, Krieger’s poems rank with Allen Ginsberg’s and Adrienne Rich’s as the most provocative and avant-garde of any recent generation. With its debt to third-wave feminism and the "Gurlesque," Krieger’s work nevertheless moves outward and backward across the landmines of sexual precocity and religious fundamentalism, and across the entire western project of epistemology as Krieger came to understand it at the University of Notre Dame. Though this book necessarily stays close to Krieger’s specific poems, it follows her lead in stretching her cultural, sexual, and religious furies to their apotheosis in a manifesto of liberation.
Focus on Politeness
Edited by Thomas Szende and George Alao
The L2 speaker is able to function in the target culture only when s/he is able to understand, anticipate and produce the choices that the said society makes. Being polite therefore means: knowing how to draw on the conventions of a society, taking into account the expectations of an interlocutor regarding social relations at any given point, and is based on the appropriate language register to the communication situation; being able to balance standard and non-standard features and to adjust one’s speech by moving it towards more or less familiarity, or formality. The learner therefore needs to be aware of the pragmatic flexibility of speakers – native and experts – who move from one register to another and juggle between respect and caution, first degree meaning and irony, exuberance and excess, with difference in levels, nature and degrees of politeness.
This volume contains contributions whose theoretical reflections, field work experiences and authentic data from diverse African, Asian and European languages, literatures and cultures as well as a variety of corpora shed new light on politeness as a central phenomenon in pragmatics, and on what is at stake when teaching or learning the subject. It also opens up a conceptual dialogue with a whole range of domains likely to enrich the debate: sociolinguistics, literature, translation studies, semiotics, cultural anthropology, social psychology, etc.
The Life and Death of Kurdish Leader Abdul Rahman Ghassemlou
This book follows the life and brutal assassination of Abdul Rahman Ghassemlou, the Iranian Kurdish leader who was killed while negotiating a supposed peace accord for his people with Iranian government emissaries in Vienna, Austria 1989. Countless elements remain unresolved in this political assassination. The culpability of the Iranian government is clearly spelled out, yet jurisdiction has never been passed on the perpetrators.
Combining historical and political analysis with journalistic testimony, this story depicts real events reconstructed through political documents and speeches, police reports, taped material, letters, interviews, and the author’s own first-hand knowledge of Ghassemlou. His destiny brought him to significant events of the twentieth century that laid the groundwork for his future role: the Soviet occupation of northeast Kurdistan in 1941; the coup d’état organized by the CIA and the British secret services against the Iranian Prime Minister Mossadeq in 1953 and the installment of the Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran; the end of the Spring of Prague with the invasion of Czechoslovakia by the Soviet tanks in 1968; the beginnings of a certain autonomy in Iraqi Kurdistan in 1970 and the ensuing negotiations between the Kurdish leader, Mustapha Barzani and Saddam Hussein. Preeminent in this list is the determined rebellion of the Iranian Kurds against Khomeini in 1979.
Content, Practice, and Production in the Age of Streaming Television
Edited by Amber M. Buck and Theo Plothe
Netflix’s meteoric rise as an online content provider has been well documented and much debated in the popular press and in academic circles as an industry disrupter, while also blamed for ending TV’s "Golden Age." For academic researchers, Netflix exists at the nexus of multiple fields: Internet research, information studies, media studies, and television and has an impact on the creation of culture and how individuals relate to the media they consume. This collection examines Netflix’s broad impact on technology and television from multiple perspectives, including the interface, the content, and user experiences. Through chapters from leading international scholars in television and internet studies, this book provides a transnational perspective on Netflix's changing role in the media landscape. As a whole, this collection provides a comprehensive consideration of the impact of streaming television.