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Boyz N the Hood

Shifting Hollywood Terrain

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Joi Carr

In 1991, Boyz N the Hood made history as an important film text and the impetus for a critical national conversation about American urban life in African American communities, especially for young urban black males. Boyz N the Hood: Shifting Hollywood Terrain is an interdisciplinary examination of this iconic film and its impact in cinematic history and American culture. This interdisciplinary approach provides an in-depth critical perspective of Boyz N the Hood as the embodiment of the blues: how Boyz intimates a world beyond the symbolic world Singleton posits, how its fictive stance pivots to a constituent truth in the real world. Boyz speaks from the first person perspective on the state of being "invisible." Through a subjective narrative point of view, Singleton interrogates the veracity of this claim regarding invisibility and provides deep insight into this social reality. This book is as much about the filmmaker as it is about the film. It explores John Singleton’s cinematic voice and helps explicate his propensity for a type of folk element in his work (the oral tradition and lore). In addition, this text features critical perspectives from the filmmaker himself and other central figures attached to the production, including a first-hand account of production behind the scenes by Steve Nicolaides, Boyz’s producer. The text includes Singleton’s original screenplay and a range of critical articles and initial movie reviews.

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Stephen Strehle

Stephen Strehle is a leading scholar of church/state issues. In this volume, he focuses his rigorous historical analysis and philosophical acumen upon a topic of great interest today and source of cultural wars around the globe—the process of secularization. The book starts with a discussion of early capitalism and how it saw the real world functioning well-enough on its own principles of individual struggle and self-interest, without needing religious or moral principles to meddle in its affairs and eventually dispelling the need for any intelligent design or providential orchestration of life through the work of Darwin. The book then discusses the growth of the secular point of view: how historians dismissed the impact of religion in developing modern culture, how scientists conceived of the universe running on self-sufficient or mechanistic principles, and how people no longer looked to the providential hand of God to explain their suffering. The book ends with a discussion of how the Deist concept of human autonomy became a political policy in America through Jefferson’s concept of a wall of separation between church and state and how the US Supreme Court proceeded to dismiss the importance of religion in shaping or justifying the values of the nation and its laws. The book is accessible to most upper-level and graduate students in a wide-variety of disciplines, keeping technical and foreign words to a minimum and leaving scholarly details or debates to its extensive notes.

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Compliance Defence im Kartellbußgeldverfahren

Eine Betrachtung der europäischen und deutschen Rechtslage inklusive 9. GWB-Novelle

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Monika Volkers

Seit Jahrzehnten wird «das Unternehmen» für Verstöße gegen das Wettbewerbsrecht bestraft. Dies führt im europäischen Kartellrecht zu einer Konzernhaftung, die das deutsche Recht durch die 9. GWB-Novelle weitgehend übernimmt. Gleichzeitig bemühen sich die Unternehmen verstärkt, Wettbewerbsverstöße durch organisatorische Maßnahmen («Compliance») zu verhindern. Bei der Sanktionierung von Verstößen werden diese Maßnahmen von Kommission und Bundeskartellamt bislang jedoch nicht berücksichtigt. Dabei stellen sie einen wichtigen Faktor dar, um das begangene Unrecht zu bewerten und präventive Sanktionszwecke zu verfolgen. Dieses Buch untersucht, inwiefern effektive Compliance-Programme in Kartellbußgeldverfahren zur Haftungsminderung führen können - und müssen.

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Euisuk Kim

En este libro analizo las novelas de los autores latinoamericanos del siglo XX y XXI a través del psicoanálisis de Jacques Lacan. Las obras analizadas son de Gabriel García Márquez, Mario Vargas Llosa, Carlos Fuentes, Luisa Valenzuela, Antonio Skármeta, Roberto Bolaño, Poli Délano. Estas obras comparten su repudio por el psique complejo y contradictorio del individuo, quien juega con su identidad, no permitiendo la injerencia de dictámenes autoritarios, pero buscando a la vez, y de modo exasperado, anclajes en el mismo sistema simbólico que le den sentido a la falta de identidad. Esto explica el porqué de comportamientos contradictorios en la serie de novelas, donde el dominio del Otro y recurrente rebelión contra su dominación, se intuye que el yo individual no busca la separación definitiva de su tiranía. Más bien, aspira a su liberación mediante el sometimiento a otro dominio. Los casos estudiados en esta serie de obras, guardan relación con esta tesis en el sentido que ilustran las posibles variantes empleadas por el sujeto, cuya liberación conlleva a otra instancia de subyugación.

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Détente and Beyond

Some 25 Years of Anglo-Romanian Relations in the Aviation Industry (1966-1993)

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Mauro Elli

By the mid-1960s, the whole European aviation industry had begun looking at two main solutions in order to survive competition from the USA: European cooperation, and exports to markets still closed to the Americans. Against this background, Anglo-Romanian dealings in the aviation industry over a period of almost thirty years are a case of converging politico-military interests with major interpretative potential. This holds true for the history of East-West relations and infra-Western commercial competition, but also for the transformation of domestic decision-making patterns and the change in economic priorities. While Britain became Romania’s first commercial partner in order to offer a new outlet to the aviation industry, Bucharest was looking at the U.K. to pursue a strategy of industrial modernisation and political visibility. The story of their intersection sheds light on the lower-level reality of Détente in Europe. The degree of collaboration across the Iron Curtain was not just the product of a generally improved diplomatic atmosphere, but – at least in the present case – the result of a peculiar mixture of political ambition, economic viability, and technological expertise. Indeed, the change of economic paradigm in the UK (from Neo-Keynesianism to monetarist Neo-Liberalism), along with President Ceauşescu’s fixation with foreign debt, played a crucial role in the vicissitudes of Anglo-Romanian relations in the aviation industry in the period between the demise of Détente and the end of the Cold War. This points to a reasonably articulated model, which is hinged on the category of ‘transfer’, rather than on the category of ‘cooperation’.

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Yil Song

This book pays special attention to the hermeneutical location where the fig-tree story appears in Mark 11; it is situated between Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem and his "Temple incident" in Mark 11. The fig-tree story plays a pivotal role in understanding the stories immediatlely preceding and following it. It reverses the mode of Jesus’ entry from being triumphal to untriumphal, and convinces the first Markan readers to feel at ease in confronting Jesus’ outrage in the Temple. The way in which Jesus entered Jerusalem contradicts the common description of the entry as a triumphant one. Additionally, the story finds a proper solution to the problem of Jesus’ actions in the Temple being shockingly in contrast to his overall character as revealed through the Markan Gospel.


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PAR EntreMundos

A Pedagogy of the Américas

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Jennifer Ayala, Julio Cammarota, Margarita I. Berta-Ávila, Melissa Rivera, Louie F. Rodríguez and María Elena Torre

PAR EntreMundos: A Pedagogy of the Américas challenges the standard narratives of "achievement" to think about how Latinx students can experience an education that forges new possibilities of liberation and justice. Growing Latinx student populations have led to concerns about "assimilating" them into mainstream academic frameworks. This book offers an alternative, decolonizing approach that embraces complex Latinx identities and clears a path toward resisting systems of oppression. Educating Latinx students should involve more than just helping them achieve in school but rather having them recognize their agency to transform the larger structure of education to promote justice-oriented practices. The authors offer a framework for such transformation by honoring their theoretical lineages, proposing a set of guiding principles, and sharing stories about collective social action within and outside Latinx communities. PAR EntreMundos: A Pedagogy of the Américas is a practice of liberation and freedom.

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La professionnalisation en débat

Entre intentions et réalisations

Stéphane Guillon and Najoua Mohib

 La polysémie du terme même de professionnalisation ne permet pas de s’accorder sur un angle d’approche à privilégier. Une telle thématique est source de tensions dans la mesure où elle est le point nodal d’un rapport de forces entre deux systèmes dont les objectifs diffèrent : le marché du travail d’un côté, l’offre éducative de l’autre. Positionner le processus de professionnalisation comme objet central d’un ouvrage en sciences de l’éducation rend possible une lecture plurielle d’une problématique qui interroge le système éducatif en tant qu’il se transforme malgré lui pour répondre à des injonctions parfois paradoxales. Les auteurs ont développé des expertises dans les différents champs concernés ici : enseignement, formation, travail social. On trouvera dans cet ouvrage un effort définitionnel qui montre combien la professionnalisation est perçue à la fois comme un processus d’homogénéisation des pratiques à l’intérieur des groupes professionnels, mais également comme une injonction à modifier le contenu des savoirs transmis, pour répondre aux demandes du secteur productif en termes de compétences professionnelles ; ensuite une description des mécanismes de professionnalisation en termes de mise en oeuvre de dispositifs, d’ingénierie de diplôme, de modalités de financement et d’outillage des établissements d’enseignement supérieur et de ses acteurs ; enfin une réflexion sur les cadres théoriques ou idéologiques sous-jacents à ce processus de professionnalisation et les risques que cette évolution engendre sur le marché du travail et les systèmes de formation.

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Bastiaan Vanacker and Don Heider

This work contains a selection of the research presented at the third and fourth Annual symposium on Digital Ethics hosted by the School of Communication at Loyola University Chicago. Thematically organized around three of the most pressing ethical issues of the digital age (shifting of professional norms, moderating offensive content, and privacy), the chapters of this volume offer the reader a window into some of the hot-button ethical issues facing a society where digital has become the new normal. Straddling an applied ethical and theoretical approach, the research represented here not only reflects on how our ethical frameworks have been changed and challenged by digital technology, but also provides insights for those confronted with specific ethical dilemmas related to digital technology. With contributions from established experts and up-and-coming scholars alike, this book cuts across disciplines and will appeal to philosophers, communication scientists, and moral philosophers alike. The essays are written in an accessible style that will make them suitable for graduate students and advanced undergraduate students.