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Vendiendo Guantánamo

Explosión de la propaganda sobre la prisión militar más infame de los Estados Unidos

John Hickman

Examinando ejemplos históricos de prisioneros mantenidos en prisión indefinida durante los conflictos asimétricos y las crisis de seguridad nacional, Hickman desenreda lo presunto de lo aprobado y revela exactamente por qué el encarcelamiento corriente en la base naval infame es tan único y sin precedentes. Ofrece una teoría alternativa que completamente contradice la narrativa inventada por el Gobierno de Bush construyendo su argumento de la historia doméstica e internacional existente: los prisioneros fueron exhibidos como símbolos de victoria militar, castigados como sustitutos por los arquitectos del 11 de septiembre que quedaban libres, y usados como peones en un paso neoconservador para señalar una nueva política exterior estadounidense que no hacía caso de las Naciones Unidas, que no respetaba las Convenciones de Ginebra, y que se burlaba de la Corte Criminal Internacional.

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Edited by Anthony J. Nocella II and Amber E. George

Intersectionality of Critical Animal Studies: A Historical Collection represents the very best that the internationally scholarly Journal for Critical Animal Studies (JCAS) has published in terms of articles that are written by public critical scholar-activists-organizers for public critical scholar-activists-organizers. This move toward publishing pieces about engaging social change, rather than high-theoretical detached analysis of nonhuman animals in society, is to regain focus for liberation at all costs. The essays in this collection focus on intersectionality scholarship within the realm of Critical Animal Studies, and discuss issues related to race, gender, disability, class, and queerness. Not only are these articles historically significant within the field of Critical Animal Studies, but they are integral to the overall social justice movement. Intersectionality of Critical Animal Studies: A Historical Collection should be read by anyone interested in the Critical Animal Studies field, as we consider them to be classic writings that should be respected as foundational texts. There are many interesting and innovative texts, but these are historical, not only because they were published in JCAS, but because they were among the first to publish on a particular intersectional issue.

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R. C. De Prospo

Poe’s Difference argues that Edgar Allan Poe has much more in common with early American, medieval, and ancient writers than with the modern and post-modern ones with whom the writer is so often associated. This book emphasizes Poe’s anachronisms to make a number of theoretical, pedagogical, literary historical, and political claims about the backwardness of antebellum U.S. culture. Some time ago Michael Colacurcio issued the challenge that "the full case for the Puritan character of Poe’s ‘horror’ remains to be made." Although going back a good deal further than just to the "Puritans," Poe’s Difference aspires fully to make precisely this case.

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Lingüística experimental y contraargumentación

Un estudio sobre el conector del español

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Laura Nadal

Esta monografía sustenta experimentalmente estudios teóricos sobre el significado procedimental y la contraargumentación. El análisis expuesto hace posible determinar desde una perspectiva cognitiva, a partir de datos obtenidos mediante la lectura controlada por eyetracking y mediante tests de comprensión, el valor del conector argumentativo sin embargo durante el procesamiento de enunciados. Se confirma que esta relación discursiva necesita ser marcada: el uso de sin embargo asegura la adecuada reconstrucción de una implicatura basada en la cancelación de inferencias. La investigación muestra que la combinación de enfoques teórico-descriptivos con el enfoque experimental constituye un método eficaz para el desarrollo de estudios aplicados (traducción, enseñanza de lenguas o escritura).

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Enlivening Faith

Music, Spirituality and Christian Theology

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Edited by June Boyce-Tillman, Stephen Roberts and Jane Erricker

The relationship between Christian theology and music has been complex since the early days

of the Church. In the twentieth century the secularization of Western culture has led to further

complexity. The search for the soul, following Nietzsche’s declaration of the Death of God has

led to an increasing body of literature in many fields on spirituality. This book is an attempt

to open up a conversation between these related discourses, with contributions reflecting a

range of perspectives within them. It is not the final word on the relationship but expresses a

conviction about their relationship. Collecting together such a variety of approaches allows new

understandings to emerge from their juxtaposition and collation. This book will contribute to

the ongoing debate between theology, spirituality, culture and the arts. It includes contexts with

structured relationships between music and the Church alongside situations where spirituality

and music are explored with sometimes distant echoes of Divinity and ancient theologies

reinterpreted for the contemporary world.

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Feuchtwanger and Judaism

History, Imagination, Exile

Edited by Paul Lerner and Frank Stern

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Sophie Heine

While anti-European forces are still raging, pro-Europeans seem impotent and deprived of a strong, clear and convincing alternative. This book is an attempt to fill that void: reacting to the anti-European wave, it also outlines a strong criticism both of the current EU and of its advocates. Far from the Europeanist defence of the status quo, it proposes an original and radical project of European sovereignty. Its message is both critical and propositional.

This book is therefore original in its method, approach and content. It distinguishes itself from most of the literature on the subject by going beyond the narrow cleavage opposing mainstream anti- and pro- Europeans. In this general polemic, anti-European arguments usually promote a return to sovereignty at the national level, while pro-Europeans justify the existing EU configuration and its so-called "sharing" or "division" of sovereignty. Despite being clearly in favour of a deeper European integration in some fields, Sophie Heine refuses to throw away the classical concept of sovereign power. Relying on a rich literature and deploying a theoretical and strategic argument, she proposes to rehabilitate this notion at a supra-national level while avoiding the common traps of national sovereignty. This allows her to propose a redefinition of European federalism connected to her broader liberal approach.

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Le constitutionnalisme environnemental

Quel impact sur les ordres juridiques ? - Préface de Stéphane Pierré-Caps

Edited by Jochen Sohnle

Environmental constitutionalism is founded on ideological doctrines, such as liberalism and environmentalism. It aims to enhance comparative law methods leading to the establishment of general principles that protect the environment within the constitution. This is the first book that presents the topic to European readers working in the field of environmental protection – involving members and organizations within civil society, policymakers, national and international officers, law students, and legal and non-legal scholars. The book begins with detailed studies of France, Germany, Switzerland, India and Brazil. Thereafter, it highlights the impact of the French Environmental Charter on administrative law, company law, and compensation methods for environmental harm. Finally, the book takes an unprecedented look at EU law, whose legal standards are discussed in light of environmental constitutionalism. The various contributions are written either in French or in English, as befits the comparative nature of the subject matter.

Le constitutionnalisme environnemental constitue un champ de l'analyse juridique qui souligne les fondements idéologiques (comme le libéralisme ou l'écologisme) de toute constitution. À cette fin, il valorise les méthodes du droit comparé pour construire des principes généraux du droit protecteurs de l’environnement. Ce livre est le premier sur cette thématique qui s’adresse spécialement à des lecteurs européens actifs dans la protection de l’environnement, y compris les membres de la société civile, les décideurs nationaux et internationaux ainsi que les étudiants et les enseignants-chercheurs, juristes et non juristes. Le livre commence à explorer la thématique à travers l’étude des systèmes de la France, de l’Allemagne, de la Suisse, de l’Inde et du Brésil. Il approfondit ensuite les répercussions de la Charte française de l’environnement sur le droit administratif, le droit des sociétés et les méthodes économiques appliquées au préjudice écologique. Enfin, les normes de l’UE sont revues à travers le prisme inédit du constitutionnalisme environnemental. Les différentes contributions sont écrites soit en français, soit en anglais, conformément à la dimension comparative du sujet

Jochen Sohnle is Full Professor of Public Law at the University of Lorraine.

Jochen Sohnle est professeur de droit public à l’Université de Lorraine.

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Pirandello in un mondo globalizzato

Narrazione-Memoria-Identità

Edited by Alessandra Sorrentino and Michael Rössner

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Solveig McIntosh