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Edited by Jorge Cagiao y Conde and Alain-G. Gagnon

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.

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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. 

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Ráfagas y Vientos de un Sur Global

Movilidades recientes en estados fronterizos del sur-sureste de México

Edited by Luis Alfredo Arriola Vega and Enrique Coraza de los Santos

Ráfagas y Vientos de un Sur Global aborda temas de movilidad humana que son de trascendencia actual para la zona de interés, entre ellos el papel que juega la región fronteriza en la movilidad humana y viceversa, la significancia que adquieren fenómenos como la violencia en las migraciones, y lo que experimentan aquellos migrantes y solicitantes de refugio cuando sus diversas trayectorias de movilidad se ven suspendidas o interrumpidas, de manera temporal o permanente. La obra presenta miradas novedosas sobre diversas manifestaciones de la movilidad humana desde la historia, la sociología y la antropología. El libro resulta de interés para un público, principal pero no exclusivamente, especializado en temas migratorios. Se recomienda como material didáctico para cursos avanzados pertinentes a fenómenos de movilidad humana y al tema de la frontera.

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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.

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Edited by Allison M. Alford and Michelle Miller-Day

This timely book explores the complex dynamics between mother and daughter over the lifespan. We believe that these vital family roles are socially and communicatively constructed, shaped, and molded as mothers and daughters navigate, respond to, and negotiate cultural and familial discourses. Aimed at undergraduate students, Constructing Motherhood and Daughterhood across the Lifespan includes course activities and discussion questions in every chapter and a complete term syllabus to power up a professor’s teaching, providing a smooth route for adoption as a course text. This book builds on and contributes to the critical and theoretical research in family communication, media studies, and gender studies, delving into the nuanced communication surrounding motherhood and daughterhood in the U.S.

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Contexts of Folklore

Festschrift for Dan Ben-Amos on His Eighty-Fifth Birthday

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Edited by Simon J. Bronner and Wolfgang Mieder

Dan Ben-Amos famously ushered in the performance turn in folklore studies in the 1970s with his paradigm-changing definition of folklore as "artistic communication in small groups." He went on to make profound contributions to issues of folktale, folk speech, genre, cultural memory, biblical and Jewish folklore, African folklore, and historiography, and gain renown around the world as a leading figure in folklore studies. In Contexts of Folklore, leading lights of folklore studies from many corners of the globe honor Ben-Amos by presenting original studies inspired by his insights. Their essays will assuredly be lasting, provocative statements of folklore research that will energize future generations of folklorists and other scholars of culture and communication.

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Annemie Leemans

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.

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Cultures et mots de la table

Comment parle-t-on de la nourriture et de la cuisine en termes académiques, littéraires et populaires / argotiques ?

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Edited by Sabine Bastian, Uta Felten and Jean-Pierre Goudaillier

Le volume réunit les diverses recherches présentées lors du XIème Colloque International d’Argotologie de Leipzig 2017 par des spécialistes de littérature, linguistique et pédagogie de divers pays – Allemagne, Espagne, France, Hongrie, Pologne, République tchèque, Roumanie, Russie et Slovénie. Ils constituent un ensemble d’informations à propos de la manière, selon laquelle on parle de la nourriture, de la préparation des aliments, de la cuisine, de la gastronomie, ainsi que de l’action de manger en langue officielle, administrative, voire en langue standard, mais aussi en langue populaire et argotique. Ils permettent de comprendre quelles sont les fonctions exercées, lorsque l’on choisit un registre particulier de langue pour parler de nourritures diverses et de l’action de manger.

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Edited by Gudrun Heidemann, Joanna Jabłkowska and Elżbieta Tomasi-Kapral

Angesichts enormer digitaler Vernetzungen, die den Informationsfluss im Radius (a)sozialer Netzwerke wie in seiner Aktualität beträchtlich erhöhen, und gesellschaftlich einschneidender Krisen erweist sich heutzutage gerade die engagierte Literatur verstärkt als verspätet. So fällt der einschlägigen Forschung zufolge auch das Wendejahr der Gegenwartsliteratur ins Jahr 1995.

Die Beiträge des Bandes beleuchten das Potential literarischen Engagements sowohl unter den neuen Konditionen digitaler Streuung samt ihrer Echoeffekte als auch hinsichtlich medialer wie literarischer Felder, deren Ausgestaltung bis in die deutsche Geschichte – insbesondere der Shoah – zurückreicht. In beiderlei Hinsicht werden narrative Strategien aufgedeckt, die eine Artikulationsvielfalt des Politischen veranschaulichen.

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Chao Liu

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.