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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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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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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.

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Paz y valores europeos como posible modelo de integración y progreso en un mundo global

Peace and European values as a potential model for integration and progress in a global world

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Edited by Jesús Baigorri and Jürgen Elvert

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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.

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Dreaming Kurdistan

The Life and Death of Kurdish Leader Abdul Rahman Ghassemlou

Carol Prunhuber

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.

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Netflix at the Nexus

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.

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Juristische Fachphraseologie – zwischen Konvention und Routine

Untersucht am Beispiel deutscher und polnischer Gesetzestexte zum Zivilrecht

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Małgorzata Płomińska

Rechtstexte sind keine Einzelereignisse. Sie entstehen in standardisierten Situationen und sind durch Vorgeprägtheit auf mehreren Ebenen gekennzeichnet. Die Autorin des Buches setzt sich zum Ziel, Rechtexte in den sie insbesondere auszeichnenden Merkmalen der Vorgeprägtheit und Konventionalisierung zu zeigen. Den Hauptgenstand der Untersuchung stellen dabei rechtssprachliche Fachphraseologismen, die als eine bedeutende Komponente der ausdrucksseitigen Formelhaftigkeit der deutschen und polnischen Rechtstexte dargestellt werden.

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Literaturübersetzen

Ästhetik und Praxis

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Rainer Kohlmayer

Das Buch erläutert die Ästhetik des Literaturübersetzens, wie sie seit dem 18. Jahrhundert praktiziert wird. Sie beruht auf den Prinzipien der Subjektivität, Linearität und Oralität, die in Novalis’ Begriff der «schriftlichen Stimme» konvergieren. Der Weg zur lebendigen rhetorischen Schriftlichkeit des Übersetzens beginnt bei Leonardo Bruni und führt über Luthers Bibel zur performativen Übersetzung Herders, die von A. W. Schlegel bis in die Gegenwart das Gutenberg-Zeitalter prägt. Am Beispiel der Dialektübersetzung wird auch die elastische Grenze der (Un)Übersetzbarkeit untersucht. Der zweite Teil behandelt exemplarisch die Übersetzung von Drama, Narrativik und Lyrik. Der dritte Teil feiert das narzisstische Vergnügen, das mit der Kunstform des literarischen Übersetzens einhergeht.

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À l'épreuve d'enseigner à l'Université

Enquête en France - Préface de Marc Romainville

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Edited by Saeed Paivandi and Nathalie Younès

L’ouvrage s’intéresse à la réalité plurielle de l’homo academicus, en partant des vécus et des conceptions des professeur.e.s d'université. L’enquête menée en France par les deux auteurs, de 2013 à 2017, dans un large éventail de disciplines (lettres, sciences, sciences humaines et sociales, médecine), permet de mieux appréhender les différentes manières d’être enseignant.e-chercheur.e, la condition universitaire, les conceptions de la carrière et les approches de l’enseignement mobilisées dans la pratique pédagogique. Les enseignant.e.s-chercheur.e.s parlent de leur environnement de travail, de leurs relations avec le monde étudiant et des tensions vécues au cours de leur expérience pour articuler l’enseignement, la recherche et les tâches administratives. Se développer professionnellement sur le plan pédagogique et réellement prendre en compte les étudiants dans l’approche de l’enseignement apparaît comme un défi.

Cet ouvrage a pour ambition d’aider à mieux comprendre la condition pédagogique à l’université, devenue une question d’actualité en France comme dans nombre d’autres pays. Les données de l’enquête mises en perspective avec la littérature scientifique internationale peuvent contribuer à la réflexion sur les réformes pédagogiques introduites depuis les années 2000 et les axes les plus pertinents pour améliorer le fonctionnement pédagogique de l’université et accompagner les enseignant.e.s-chercheur.e.s dans leur développement professionnel à travers un changement culturel progressif.