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Living on the Edge

Rethinking Poverty, Class and Schooling, Second Edition


John Smyth, Terry Wrigley and Peter McInerney

Living on the Edge: Rethinking Poverty, Class and Schooling, Second Edition confronts one of the most enduring and controversial issues in education—the nexus between poverty and underachievement. This topic stubbornly remains a key contemporary battleground in the struggle to raise standards. Living on the Edge maps and compares a number of competing explanations, critiques inadequate and deficit accounts and offers a more convincing and useful theory. The authors challenge the view that problems can be fixed by discrete initiatives, which in many instances are deeply rooted in deficit views of youth, families and communities. The book systematically interrogates a range of explanations based outside as well as inside schools. It draws upon positive examples of schools which are succeeding in engaging marginalized young people, providing worthwhile forms of learning and improving young lives. This second edition contains two expansive case studies that exemplify, explain and illustrate the themes coursing through the book. Living on the Edge's second edition remains a "must read" for anyone concerned about or implicated in the struggle for more socially just forms of education.

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Gehaltsobergrenzen im Sport

Untersuchung der rechtlichen Zulässigkeit einer Einführung von Gehaltsobergrenzen im professionellen Mannschaftssport – insbesondere im Hinblick auf den europäischen Profifußball und im Vergleich zu den US-amerikanischen Profiligen


Carsten Henneberg

Individuelle und teambezogene Gehaltsobergrenzen (salary caps) sind im US-amerikanischen Profisport seit langem etabliert. Sie bezwecken mehr Chancengleichheit im sportlichen Wettbewerb und den Erhalt der Wirtschaftlichkeit der Clubs. Im europäischen Mannschaftssport, insbesondere im Fußball, gibt es ein großes sportliches und wirtschaftliches Ungleichgewicht. Der Autor stellt verschiedene Formen von salary caps dar und überprüft die Rechtmäßigkeit einer Einführung durch Verbandsregelungen (z.B. der DFL oder UEFA), Tarifverträge, Betriebsvereinbarungen oder Gesetz. Er kommt zum Ergebnis, dass teambezogene Gehaltsobergrenzen mit deutschem und europäischem Arbeits-, Kartell- und Vereinsrecht vereinbar sind. Dies folgt aus überwiegenden Interessen von Sportverbänden und Allgemeinheit.

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Writing a Riot

Riot Grrrl Zines and Feminist Rhetorics


Rebekah J. Buchanan

Riot grrrls, punk feminists best known for their girl power activism and message, used punk ideologies and the literacy practice of zine-ing to create radical feminist sites of resistance. In what ways did zines document feminism and activism of the 1990s? How did riot grrrls use punk ideologies to participate in DIY sites?

In Writing a Riot: Riot Grrl Zines and Feminist Rhetorics, Buchanan argues that zines are a form of literacy participation used to document personal, social, and political values within punk. She examines zine studies as an academic field, how riot grrrls used zines to promote punk feminism, and the ways riot grrrl zines dealt with social justice issues of rape and race. Writing a Riot is the first full-length book that examines riot grrrl zines and their role in documenting feminist history.

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Justice in Search of Leaders

A Handbook for Equity-Driven School Leadership


Gloria Graves Holmes

Justice in Search of Leaders: A Handbook for Equity-Driven School Leadership is a guide for educators who are committed to equity-driven teaching, leading, and policy-making, and would like to operationalize socially just school practices for all children. Moving beyond a heroes and holidays approach to addressing racism, bias, injustice, and a cluster of isms, it provides a deeper understanding of the causes of structural inequities in schools, and suggests approaches for deconstructing them. The book includes a frank discussion of race, racism, social dominance, and implicit bias, and encourages both objective and subjective analyses of how they infect school practice.

America’s ambivalent response to race, racial identity development, the nature of prejudice, and how humans form values and develop belief systems is explored in some depth. There is also a critique of Whiteness as a socio-political concept as it relates to power and privilege, and as a demographic reality as it relates to institutional discrimination in schools. The book is not a critique of white people, and it is important that readers make that distinction. This leads to a discussion of the tricky and challenging process of changing beliefs, values, and attitudes as they relate to school leadership and teaching, and how all of this is connected to the power dynamics in schools.

Justice in Search of Leaders: A Handbook for Equity-Driven School Leadership encourages educators to acknowledge that we all have racial identities and biases that inform professional practice, and to reflect on the significance of this. It means thinking deeply about socially abhorrent subjects which make us uncomfortable and cause us to retreat to the safety of our comfort zones. This is necessary because for most under-served students, there is no retreat and no safety; there are only discomfort zones.

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Charles A. Nunley

Robert Desnos remains celebrated today as one of France’s most famous surrealist artists and as a hero and martyr of the French Resistance. Robert Desnos and the Play of Popular Culture sheds new light onto both of these facets of his persona and uncovers the fundamental connections between them by analyzing the poet’s long-standing commitment to the public domain and his involvement with popular media during the 1930s and 1940s. Through analysis of Desnos’s regular contributions to the sensationalist 1930s-era magazine Voilà, this study begins with consideration of Desnos’s turn to popular commercial media after his break with André Breton. The study then turns to Desnos’s continued engagement with the public sphere of artistic expression under the Occupation and analyzes Bonsoir mesdames, bonsoir messieurs, the 1944 film that Desnos co-authored with Henri Jeanson, which was released in Parisian theatres just one week before Desnos’s arrest and deportation for resistance activities. Exploration of these intriguing but surprisingly little-known facets of his artistic production demonstrates that Desnos, far from abandoning his prewar fascination with the power of popular media, sustained and deepened his engagement with public culture as a space of contestation where the interplay of public and private, producer and consumer, intersects with the cultural politics of wartime France. The book includes the full text of Desnos’s eleven articles for Voilà, which have never been previously collected, with accompanying English translations.

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De 0 à 1 ou l’heure de l’informatique à l’école

Actes du colloque Didapro 7 – DidaSTIC

Gabriel Parriaux, Jean-Philippe Pellet, Georges-Louis Baron, Eric Bruillard and Vassilis Komis

Depuis que l’informatique est un objet d’enseignement–apprentissage, les acteurs de la recherche se rencontrent régulièrement autour des dilemmes que suscite cet objet. C’est à ce titre que, depuis 1988, les colloques de didactique de l’informatique, puis le colloque Didapro – DidaSTIC, explorent ce domaine.

Cet ouvrage constitue les actes de l’édition 2018 tenue à la Haute école pédagogique du canton de Vaud à Lausanne et présente les recherches les plus récentes dans le domaine, classifiées en trois grandes thématiques.

Au cœur de la discipline Informatique – rassemble les articles qui portent une réflexion sur les fondements de la discipline informatique, ce qui lui donne sens, la délimite ainsi que sur l’organisation de ses concepts.

Formation des enseignant·e·s et enjeux institutionnels – réunit les recherches centrées sur les questions cruciales de formation des enseignant·e·s à l’enseignement de l’informatique ou présentant la situation propre à un pays.

Quels enseignements, avec quels outils ? – fédère les études de dispositifs d’enseignement, d’outils et d’usages innovants pour l’apprentissage de l’informatique aux différents niveaux de la scolarité.

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To Whom Belongs the Land?

Leviticus 25 in an African Liberationist Reading


Ndikho Mtshiselwa

The main question of this book, which focuses on the role of the Old Testament in the South African context, is: If reread from an African liberationist perspective in the context of land redistribution and socio-economic justice in South Africa, could the Israelite Jubilee legislation in Leviticus 25:8–55 offer liberating and empowering possibilities for the poor in South Africa? The exegesis of Leviticus 25:8–55 in which the historical-critical method is employed lays the foundation for the contextualisation of the issues arising from the exegesis. Furthermore, within the African liberationist framework, the South African context serves as a lens to interpret Leviticus 25:8–55. The striking parallels between the contexts from which the text of Leviticus 25:8–55 emerged and the context of the modern reader of the Bible in South Africa are shown. In the end, it is argued that when re-read from an African liberationist perspective and in the context of the land redistribution and socio-economic justice discourse, Leviticus 25:8–55 can contribute positively to the redress of inequality and consequently to poverty alleviation in South Africa.

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Abdur Raheem Kidwai

Images of the Prophet Muhammad in English Literature seeks to promote a better understanding between the Muslim world and the West against the backdrop of the Danish cartoons and the deplorable tragedy of 9/11, which has evoked a general interest in things Islamic. This book recounts and analyzes the image of Prophet Muhammad, as reflected in English literary texts from the twelfth to nineteenth centuries. It will be of much interest to students of English literary history, cultural studies, Islamic studies, and literary Orientalism.

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Fernando Barreiro García

Los ensayos que aquí se presentan mantienen un enfoque comparativo en el que los dos términos principales son el origen de la novela realista inglesa del período inmediatamente anterior a Defoe y Richardson y el origen del largometraje de ficción entre los años 1895 y 1915. El autor muestra cómo en ambos casos se desarrolla un tipo de cultura popular en la que encontramos una recurrencia del hoax, de la afirmación de historicidad y de la presentación de supuestos documentos escritos encontrados por azar o de documentos fílmicos conseguidos por un golpe de fortuna. Abundan asimismo géneros como el erótico, el de viajes y la narrativa de crímenes o de hechos sobrenaturales. Otras formas de la cultura popular que se tratan en los ensayos son los romances o baladas de tradición oral, las novelas sentimentales del XVIII, las comedias de magia, los folletines, el cine negro o el cine quinqui español, todo ello bajo una perspectiva influenciada por los estudios culturales, el historicismo literario y la investigación sobre el papel de la tecnología en la cultura.

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Millennials, News, and Social Media

Is News Engagement a Thing of the Past? Revised and Updated 2nd Edition

Paula M. Poindexter

Five years after the first edition of Millennials, News, and Social Media: Is News Engagement a Thing of the Past? was published, a focus on the Millennial generation’s relationship with news is more important than ever. This revised and updated book reports the results of a new survey that reveals changes in news consumption habits and attitudes while painting a detailed portrait of Millennials in a news media landscape now dominated by social media and mobile devices.

Generational, racial, ethnic, and gender differences in news engagement and social media use are examined and so is the historic presidential election that the oldest and youngest Millennials experienced. How Millennials voted, the issues that mattered, and the relationship between their political identity and news is also explored. The spread of fake news, attacks on the press, and the need for news literacy are also discussed.

Since the publication of the book’s first edition, Snapchat and digital subscriptions have emerged and social media sites have become popular platforms for news. How Millennials have responded to these changes in the media landscape is also examined.

Finally, recommendations for further improvement of news coverage of Millennials are proposed. Plus, the book underscores how all segments of society, including news organizations, journalism schools, and tech companies, can work toward a more informed and news literate society, a requirement for viable democracies.

This revised and updated book will appeal to students, scholars, journalists, and everyone who cares about informed and civically engaged citizens and a strong democracy.