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Barriers to Rebuilding the African American Community

Understanding the Issues Facing Today’s African Americans from a Social Work Perspective

Tywan Ajani

Barriers to Rebuilding the African American Community explores the major threats and roots affecting both America’s most racially polarized periods as well as the major issues plaguing the African American community. The author provides intelligent insight into the deeper roots of America’s long history and struggle with racism as well as the solution. The author shows how a background investigation of medical science, culture, and social policy can propel or subdue an entire people group, and examines research on A.C.E.S. (Adverse Childhood Experiences), which affects all communities regardless of race. This book is an exciting and well-researched exposeì into one of America’s most electrifying socio-political movements.

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Katharine Hodgson and Alexandra Smith

The collapse of the Soviet Union forced Russia to engage in a process of nation building. This involved a reassessment of the past, both historical and cultural, and how it should be remembered. The publication of previously barely known underground and émigré literary works presented an opportunity to reappraise «official» Soviet literature and re-evaluate twentieth-century Russian literature as a whole.

This book explores changes to the poetry canon – an instrument for maintaining individual and collective memory – to show how cultural memory has informed the evolution of post-Soviet Russian identity. It examines how concerns over identity are shaping the canon, and in which directions, and analyses the interrelationship between national identity (whether ethnic, imperial, or civic) and attempts to revise the canon. This study situates the discussion of national identity within the cultural field and in the context of canon formation as a complex expression of aesthetic, political, and institutional factors. It encompasses a period of far-reaching upheaval in Russia and reveals the tension between a desire for change and a longing for stability that was expressed by attempts to reshape the literary canon and, by doing so, to create a new twentieth-century past and the foundations of a new identity for the nation.

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Softpower, Soccer, Supremacy

The Chinese Dream

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Edited by J.A. Mangan, Peter Horton and Christian Tagsold

Xi Jinping’s "Soccer Revolution" is unique: the most extensive politicization and geo-politicization of the Global Game. His purpose is to extend the global softpower projection of "the Middle Kingdom": an ancient Western imperial mantra ("bread and circuses") has been replaced by a modern Eastern "imperial" mantra ("rice and pitches"). The Asian Football Federation shares this "allopathic" vision of East Asian soccer: the future is Asia and it starts in China! Soccer is a talisman for a New Asia in a New Era. For China soccer is a hubristic instrument of softpower projection. Softpower, Soccer, Supremacy: The Chinese Dream makes this point forcefully. In East Asia soccer in now "much more than a game"!

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What’s happening in cyber space?

An interdisciplinary approach

Edited by Necla Keles and Ahu Ergen

The term “cyberspace” that entered into our lives towards the end of the 20th century is
defined as: “a global platform that consists of the network containing the infrastructures
of information technologies with Internet, communication networks, computer systems,
embedded processors and controllers”. When this term is analysed, it is seen that
nearly all informatics systems minimize the human control and at many platforms,
they are connected to each other. Although the term “cyberspace” is very new, it is like
a living organism that is coordinated with scientific disciplines such as finance, defence,
health, education, transportation and security, in all manned and unmanned areas. Our
interaction with this organism covers almost all our lifespan. When looked closer, it is
seen that cyberspace must be researched not only from technology side but also from
sociology and psychology sides. So, welcome to the cyberspace journey that we prepared
for you in our book What’s Happening in Cyberspace?
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Vieillir en intérim

Fins de carrière et parcours de vie d'une population fragilisée

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Nathalie Burnay

L’allongement des carrières est à l’agenda politique depuis quelques années déjà. Le maintien des travailleurs âgés en emploi est devenu une priorité des instances européennes, relayée par différents gouvernements nationaux. Cependant, si d’un côté les seniors sont de plus en plus tenus de demeurer sur le marché du travail, de l’autre, ils en éprouvent de réelles difficultés.

C’est dans cette double perspective que l’intérim en fin de carrière se développe depuis une dizaine d’années. Comment appréhender cette nouvelle réalité ? Comment comprendre les parcours professionnels et sociaux de cette population fragilisée ? A partir d’une enquête menée en Belgique francophone auprès d’intérimaires de plus de 45 ans, les réponses apportées à ces interrogations montrent toute la complexité des situations individuelles, mais font également ressortir les transformations sociales et culturelles du monde contemporain. Cet ouvrage s’adresse aux chercheurs en sciences sociales et aux professionnels du secteur de l’intérim.

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Slawische Kulturgeschichte

Entwicklungen, Tatsachen und Persönlichkeiten

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Helmut Schaller

Dieser Band behandelt die wichtigsten Entwicklungen, Tatsachen und Persönlichkeiten der slawischen Kulturgeschichte. Der Autor befasst sich nicht nur mit den slawischen Sprachen und Literaturen, sondern untersucht auch die Geschichte der Religion und des Bildungswesens. Er analysiert weitere Bereiche der geistigen und materiellen Kultur der slawischen Völker, der Kunst, der Musik, der Volkskultur, der Baukunst und dem Städtebau. In einem kurzen Ausblick stellt der Autor abschließend die Fragen der slawischen Emigration und Immigration innerhalb und außerhalb Europas dar.

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Edited by Henrieke Stahl and Ekaterina Friedrich

В современной литературе обостряется осознание границ, пограничных пространств, переходов, а также их трансформативности. Наряду с понятиями границы и порога, выступающими в первую очередь в качестве пространственных и временных маркеров, свою функциональность для исследования современной поэзии подтверждает и термин лиминальность, первоначально отсылающий к работам А. ван Геннепа и В. Тёрнера. Демонстрируя плюрализм современных поэтик, а также форм реализации поэтического субъекта, данный сборник открывает широкую перспективу исследования проблемы лиминальности. Среди ее аспектов – лиминальная сущность поэтического субъекта, формируемая в ситуации преодоления различных (пространственных, временных, экзистенциальных и проч.) границ; лиминальная природа самой поэзии, а также медийных и (транс-)жанровых комбинаций, порождающих новых многомерных субъектов; наконец, лиминальность как аспект формирования разнообразных поэтических инстанций (в том числе и субъективности), как феномен смыслового балансирования, одновременного преодоления и утверждения границ

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Boris Danilenko

Работа протоиерея Бориса Даниленко посвящена истории создания и текстологии перевода греческой литургии апостола Иакова на церковнославянский язык. Этот перевод был сделан в середине 30-х годов прошлого века в Палестине выдающимся исследователем византийско-славянской певческой традиции, музыкантом и публи цистом Иваном Алексеевичем Гарднером (1898-1984). В рамках работы дана систематизация церковнославянских переводов этой литургии, представленных рукописями XVI-XVIII веков, изложена история создания перевода, напечатанного в 1937 году в Палестине и в 1938 году в Чехословакии, опубликован сам этот перевод и его греческий оригинал, а также на основании архивных материалов и труднодоступных изданий русской эмиграции сделан подробный обзор жизни и трудов И.А. Гарднера

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3 Jahre Europa – Europe: 3 Years

Eine Dokumentation zu Projekten mit Geflüchteten – A Refugee Projects Reader

Edited by Veronika Bernard and Eugene Sensenig

3 Jahre Europe – Europe: 3 Years bietet eine Zusammenschau aktueller Forschung und Europäischer Praxen zu Schlüsselaspekten von Migration sowie eine Kollektion von nachhaltigkeitsorientierten Best-Practice-Projekten mit Geflüchteten der Jahre 2015 bis 2018. Die deutschen, italienischen und österreichischen Beiträger des Bandes vermitteln eine Vielzahl kultureller, ideologischer, wissenschaftlicher, akademischer und nicht-akademischer Perspektiven und Hintergründe.

3 Jahre Europe – Europe: 3 Years offers readers a cross-section of current research and European practices concerning key issues of migration and a best practice collection of sustainable European refugee projects implemented during the years 2015 to 2018. The contributors to this volume are from Germany, Italy, and Austria, and they are writing from very different cultural, ideological, scientific, academic and non-academic perspectives and backgrounds.

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Dror Dayan

This book explores the ways in which the political and social power structures between filmmaker and protagonist are manifested in the aesthetics of documentary film. Using a synthesis of filmmaking practice and critical theories from the fields of cultural studies and political philosophy, the research devises methodological approaches to the analysis of documentaries in light of the political and material conditions of their emergence. By exploring filmmaking practice and placing it in the context of wider theories pertaining to issues of power structures and representation, it sheds light on the different aspects which must be considered when approaching the analysis of a documentary film for its ideological and political content.