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Men on the Screen

Re-visions of Masculinity in Spanish Cinema (1939-2019)

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Edited by Juan Rey

Cinema, whether it is understood as entertainment, business, criticism, or art, is always a reflection of the society in which it is born. Men on the Screen is a review of masculinity in cinema made in Spain by Spanish directors from 1939 to the present. The objective of this volume is, then, to observe the different types of masculinities, whose classification gives rise to a chronology that goes from the man who embodies the dream dreamt by the dictator Franco to the modern man, who is lost in his labyrinth, while also examining the repressed men, those men who have strayed and who live in the city, the rascals and braggarts, those who fight every day just to survive, the petty criminals, those men who divest themselves of the rancid national-Catholicism in order to be themselves, those who are caring, those who harass and kill their prey, the heroes, those who seduce women with their gab, corrupt politicians, those who sell their bodies, grandparents, violent and chauvinistic men, those who live in anguish for the passage of time, and even those immured by repressing and hypocritical morality. All of the masculine categories delineated above indicate that cinema is a reflection of the great changes experienced by Spanish society during these years. During this long period, Spain has gone from being a poor, isolated, dark, sad, politically and religiously depressed country to becoming a dynamic, modern country, one of the great countries of the West. And these transformations, these men, who are diverse, who are in conflict at times, and who are depressed, hopeful, hungry, consumerist, and dreamers—they are what cinema gathers. What follows next is a catalog of men who have wandered and roamed the Spanish screens.

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Reconciling Law and Legal Theory

A Translation of al-Tilmisānī’s Miftah al-Wusul

Edited by Mohammad S. Alrahawan

Being structured to found a correlation between Islamic legal theory and positive law, Tilmisānī's Miftah is basically intended to elaborate on showing the impact of various precepts of legal theory on the practical issues of Islamic law. Tilmisānī's work is a veritable encyclopedia of legal theory encompassing a substantial range of the field's questions and problematics. It tackles 189 principal precepts which entailed disagreement and polemical discourses on legal issues among the three main schools of Islamic law. He presented in the form of a fascinating hierarchy of high sense of coherence practical demonstrations of those disagreements in the form of innumerable examples which he extracted from compendiums of fiqh to represent the main issues on which scholars disagreed. The takhrīj al-furū῾ 'ala al-uṣūl literature which may be introduced for an English reader as 'applied uṣūl' has neither weighed heavily in Muslim studies of Islamic legal history nor been introduced as yet to English-speaking audiences. English readers completely miss a text on the genre to vision the significance of the field. The book is indispensable for students of Islamic law, Islamic legal theory, applied uṣūl and Islamic legal hermeneutics. It is further significant for those interested in being trained on practicing personal reasoning on contemporary fiqh issues.
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Edited by Fatih Türkmen

A compilation of current academic studies on the tourism sector of Turkey, the 23 chapters of this book have been written by tourism academicians who are experts in their respective fields. The chapters contain qualitative or quantitative research data and current statistical data, making this book useful for academic research. I thank all the contributors and dedicate this book to my family.

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Giosuè Ghisalberti

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Den Thatcherismus lehren

Die Vermittlung britischer Kultur im gymnasialen Unterricht

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Stefan Alexander Eick

Im Mittelpunkt der Publikation steht die Untersuchung einer gymnasialen Behandlung Margaret Thatchers in Zeiten von Neoliberalismus, «Brexit» und nationalem Populismus. Der Autor argumentiert für die Behandlung Thatchers, da diese globale Themen prägnant aufgreift und das im Englischunterricht weiterhin bedeutsame zielkulturelle Verständnis Großbritanniens gewährleistet. Die Arbeit beschreibt dabei das für die historische und politische Kulturvermittlung notwendige Zusammenspiel der Didaktiken in einem fächerübergreifenden oder bilingualen Unterricht. Der Autor präsentiert das Modell einer «semiotischen kulturellen Kompetenz», tätigt eine grundlegende Auseinandersetzung mit den relevanten Aspekten des Kulturunterrichts und arbeitet Unterrichtsbeispiele aus.

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Doing Family on the Move

Highly-Skilled Migrants in Switzerland and Germany

Florian Tissot

This book focuses on the coordination between family life and professional career under the condition of repeated mobilities. It analyses the division between the labour force work and the care work of couples of highly-skilled migrants settling in either Switzerland or Germany. A mutually exclusive model provides an innovative understanding of gendered hierarchies in career achievement. The male partners operate three parallel elements: an upward professional career, a family-life implying child(ren), and maintaining their availability to further unplanned relocations. The female partners can only coordinate two of these concurrently. In fact, the male partners combine the three elements by taking advantage of specific, and mostly invisible, care work that the female partner provides.

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The Future of Amazonia in Brazil

A Worldwide Tragedy

Marcílio de Freitas and Marilene Corrêa da Silva Freitas

The Future of Amazonia in Brazil: A Worldwide Tragedy is a study on the importance of protecting Amazonia, constructing its sustainable development and its articulations with worldwide socioeconomic processes. It analyzes the main contemporary polemics from the perspective of culture and the nature sciences. The authors present the importance of Amazonia and the sustainability to mankind and the planet’s future. They warn governments, politicians, teachers, students, environmentalists and societies in general that its ecological destruction is ongoing. This book shows that the predatory capitalism has no heuristic reach to build peace, and at the same time exploit the resources of nature preserving its biomes and the natural cycles. Political actions to make Amazonia into patrimony of mankind start to gain predictable contours. The authors present new ways for Amazonia and mankind.

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Towards a Vegan-Based Ethic

Dismantling Neo-Colonial Hierarchy Through an Ethic of Lovingkindness

Micol Kates

The book draws links between colonial and neo-colonial power structures which have sought to maintain hierarchies of dominance, resulting in cruel practices towards people at the bottom of the hierarchy and animals, who, in a colonial mindset, only exist for human gain. To counter these harm-based ideologies, and practices, veganism, as an ethical movement, is seeking to give voice to all those who support animals, and the rights of animals, while also seeking to give a voice to animals themselves. Additionally, veganism seeks to challenge the old-guard power structures and cruel practices perpetuated by colonial and neo-colonial systems associated with the dominant Ego power structure. Vegan ethics represent a shift from the dominant Ego model of human relations represented by a pyramid of power towards an Eco model of human relationships in which all Beings have equal worth and agency.

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Judit Zsovár

George Frideric Handel’s longest continuous collaboration with a leading singer took place between 1729 and 1737 with Anna Maria Strada del Pò (1703‒1775), a soprano who may have sung ‘entirely di petto’, i.e. with a chest-like vocal production in the head range as well, powerfully and sonorously. The investigation of her peculiar vocal features and career, in connection with the music written for her by Handel and other composers, involved musicological research methods as well as findings of the historically informed performance practice. Conclusions rest on three main pillars: the musical sources; the surviving descriptions of her singing, and period treatises; completed with the author’s practical experiences as a classical singer.

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Meng-Chen Lee

Im Mittelpunkt der Arbeit steht die Frage: Verfügen artikellose Sprachen über Determinatorphrasen? Ausgehend von der Artikelsprache Deutsch werden die funktionalen Korrelaten von Determination für das Chinesische ermittelt. Wichtig ist dabei der Punkt, dass in der transnumeralen Sprache Chinesisch ein anderes nominales Quantifikationssystem als im Deutschen vorliegt. Ein bedeutendes Element ist der Klassifikator. Die Autorin befasst sich insbesondere damit, ob die Klassifikatoren dem Lexikon oder den grammatischen Elementen zugerechnet werden müssen. Die Ergebnisse gehen weit über die bisherigen Beschreibungen und Erklärungen zur Form und Funktion von Determination in artikellosen Klassifikatorsprachen hinaus. Basierend auf der DP-Hypothese wird versucht das DP-Modell zu optimieren.