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Edited by Thomas Möbius and Tihomir Engler

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Edited by Jones Irwin and Stephen Cowden

Educational theory has always been framed within a wider context including philosophy, psychology, sociology and history. In the last ten years, educational discourse has been characterized by the emergence of a more managerialist paradigm and increased emphasis on the delivery of particular educational ‘outcomes’. This has taken place in the context of the huge expansion of tertiary education from the national level, a process in which education has come to be understood as a lucrative global commodity. But alongside these developments, there has also been a resurgence of interest in the educational insights provided by the disciplines of education: for example, renewed emphasis on enquiry-based approaches to learning (Dewey), social constructivist pedagogy (Vygotsky), educational critique (Bourdieu, Freire), new inter-religious pedagogies (Grimmit, Jackson) and fresh perspectives on the ‘spiral’ curriculum (Bruner). Much of this work takes the form of a critique of the instrumentalism of outcome-driven approaches. As the debt-laden student emerges as a political subject, educational discourse has come to represent a particularly contested terrain.

The book series New Disciplinary Perspectives on Education seeks to explore how these debates within the resurgence of the disciplines of education relate to wider political and economic conditions, creating new critical understandings and possibilities within educational theory and practice. It welcomes both theoretical and empirical studies, alongside mixed-methods approaches, and publishes disciplinary studies within philosophy, psychology, sociology and history as well as encouraging cross-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary work.

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Edited by Louis Fantasia

Actors, directors, educators, and scholars bring diverse and wide-ranging insights into the motives, context, history and challenges of performing Shakespeare’s "infinite variety" of lovers, villains, kings, heroes and more. First-hand accounts, advice, and experiences of bringing these infamous characters to life are shared for the enjoyment and education of scholars, actors, directors, and fans.
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Edited by Gregory Castle, Alex Davis and Lee Jenkins

The Global Literary Modernisms series provides a platform for literary scholarship on modernism across genres and geographies. The concept of the global today carries with it new ideas about time and historical development, as well as new theories about national literary traditions and new models of social belonging that extend beyond national borders. Without sacrificing our interest in national traditions, we invite studies that link those traditions to more extensive global and transnational contexts. The series also invites studies that reconsider the temporalities and formal and aesthetic praxes of modernism—not only its historical development, but the peculiar rhythms and pacing of its narratives, its dramatic literatures, its poetry, its song. While respecting the contemporary elasticity of the term, this series understands modernism not simply as a synonym for the ‘modern’ but as a movement that responds to the modern wherever it finds it.

We invite English-language submissions on all aspects of literary modernism. Proposals are invited for monographs and edited volumes that engage transnational and postcolonial, canonical and marginal modernisms, and the legacies of modernism. We welcome single- and multiple-author studies from a variety of approaches and frameworks, literary-historical and/or theoretical.

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Edited by Simon Bennett

Advisory board

Professor Erik Hollnagel, University of Southern Denmark

Professor Ragnar Löfstedt, King's Centre for Risk Management, King’s College London, UK

Professor Alan Irwin, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

Captain Rogers E. Smith, NASA Dryden Flight Research

Professor Washington Yotto Ochieng, Imperial College London, UK

Professor Dominic Elliott, University of Liverpool Management School, UK

Captain Tim Berry,

Dr Robert Hunter, British Air Line Pilots Association (BALPA), UK

Dr Anne Eyre, Trauma Training Ltd, UK

Dr David Fletcher, University of Leicester, UK

Associate Professor David Ison, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA

Dr Terry Shevells, University of Leicester, UK

Associate Professor Tony Masys, University of South Florida, USA

Dr Simon Bennett, University of Leicester, UK



Series description

This series draws on the success of the systems-thinking approach to safety management in commercial and military aviation, with a view to improving safety performance in other complex socio-technical systems, such as health-care, nuclear power generation, chemicals production, oil and gas extraction, deep mining and sea and rail transportation.

Following the 1977 Tenerife air disaster (that killed 583 people), a traumatised and vilified aviation industry resolved to improve its safety performance. The adoption of a systems-thinking approach to risk analysis and mitigation, expressed in innovations such as the teamworking protocol crew resource management, has benefited the industry. In 2010 the industry achieved a world accident rate for scheduled flights of 4·0 accidents per million departures. This rate reflects a total of 121 accidents out of 30,556,513 scheduled flights. You are much, much safer in a pressurised aluminium tube cruising at eighty per cent the speed of sound six miles above terra firma than you are driving up the M1 on a sunny day in a modern, gas-bag equipped automobile, fully alert and not under the influence.

The series is aimed at practitioners as well as academics and students. To this end, it is written in an accessible style with jargon explained. This reflects its purpose: to leverage change.

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Edited by Daniel S. Brown

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Edited by Europäisches Zentrum für Jüdische Musik and Sarah Ross

The series Jewish Music Studies publishes monographs and edited collections on Jewish music in all its diverse manifestations: from synagogue chants and paraliturgical traditions to the secular/popular music of Jews in various cultural contexts and eras. Books in this series encompass a broad range of subjects with a special focus on music’s use in social, religious and cultural life of Jews around the globe. Topics also include Jewish performers, composers and researchers; Jewish music and migration; Israeli music/music in Israel; Jewish music education; music and ethnicity, gender; and political issues.

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Edited by Venus E. Evans-Winters

With more attention being directed toward adolescent girls' and young women’s educational development and human rights across the globe, urban girls as an educationally and politically disenfranchised group are becoming more of the primary focus of educational, sociological, and psychological research and discourse. There is a need for theory, inquiry, and praxis that considers the dynamics of the interactions of race, class, gender, age, and spatial location on youth education and overall socio-emotional development. The social and cultural context of where students learn, play, and work significantly shape youth's identities and agency. Similarly, gender plays an important role on students’ academic and social development. The Urban Girls series brings scholarly attention to the unique, yet diverse, cultural experiences and identities of adolescent girls and young women being socialized in urban contexts. Authors explore and theorize how young women's racialized and gendered experiences in their families, communities, and schools and larger social contexts foster agency, resilience, and resistance. Proposals for this series can be emailed to Series Editor Venus Evans-Winters at

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Edited by Daniel Vázquez and Karina Ansolabehere

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Edited by Lazar Fleishman

This series seeks to introduce new perspectives in the study of modern Russian literary history. It covers a broad range of topics from close textual analysis to archival research to comparative literary studies to poetics and theory of verse.