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Marieta Schneider

This book tells thestory of 64 Circassian families who during the Kosovo conflictin 1989/99 migrated from the Field of Blackbirds to the Republic ofAdygheya in the Russian North Caucasus, their historical “homeland”. It focuseson the identification process among the Kosovo Circassians before andafter this migration. In her approach, Marieta Schneider challengesthe nationalist assumptions of a non-conflicting relationship betweenidentity, ethnicity and culture and demonstrates the impact of theminority status on the identity formation of thisethnic community. By comparing national and minority politics both inex-Yugoslavia and in the USSR/Russian Federation, the author highlightsthe role linguistic, religious, cultural and social “boundaries”played in this process. The book provides new insights for thosewho study minority politics and identification processes in the Balkans, in theSoviet Union and in the post-Soviet realm. 
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Edited by Mercedes Fernández Paradas and Carlos Larrinaga Rodriguez

The figure of the entrepreneur has become a relevant factor that explains the process of growth and economic development. In the university world, academic research has multiplied on entrepreneurship, a term that has triple meaning: the figure of the entrepreneur, the business function and the creation of companies. This versatile meaning has to be based on a consistent theory about the company and the entrepreneur.

This book brings together the research carried out by its authors with primary sources and makes it accessible to a wide audience, Spanish and Latin American; the book is especially written for an audience that does not speak Spanish or does not know the topics discussed in it.

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Alejandro Varderi

Este estudio aborda un conjunto de películas de la filmografía iberoamericana donde el autor reflexiona en torno a los abusos de la Iglesia Católica, el racismo, el sexismo, la xenofobia, los autoritarismos, la corrupción política y económica, la homofobia y la violencia contra las minorías. Con ello se busca mostrar un abanico amplio de perspectivas críticas, para que el lector pueda encontrar puntos de contacto con sus propios temores y ansiedades en una contemporaneidad cada vez más fragmentada y polarizada.

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Preaching to Possible Selves

A Contextual Homiletic for Second Generation Korean Americans

Matthew D. Kim

This in-depth study on preaching to second generation Korean Americans, the first of its kind, is based on empirical and ethnographic fieldwork. Matthew D. Kim conducted surveys and semi-structured qualitative interviews with Korean American pastors and second generation young adult respondents in three geographic regions of the United States: the Midwest, the West Coast, and the East Coast. His primary conceptual framework employs social psychologists Hazel Markus and Paula Nurius’s theory of possible selves to facilitate the process of congregational exegesis in the second generation Korean American church context.
This book offers a new contextual homiletic model that enables Korean American preachers to engage in deeper levels of ethnic and cultural analysis in their sermonic preparation. Simultaneously, the author reconstructs conventional preaching roles of Korean American preachers and second generation listeners so that they may co-creatively imagine new possible selves that radically advance Christian mission and practice in the world. This book will serve as a primary or secondary source for upper-level undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate courses on preaching, communication studies, ethnic and racial studies, cross-cultural ministry, or social psychology.
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Edited by Alexander Teixeira Kalkhoff, Maria Selig and Christine Mooshammer

Prosody is strongly influenced by situational variation along conceptional parameters, such as the degree of communicative collaboration, the degree of dialogicity, the degree of planning, or the degree of familiarity between partners. Prosodic research, however, still focuses more on decontextualized "prosodic grammars" than on prosodic variation itself. This book, which gathers contributions from the "Prosody and conceptional variation" panel at the Deutscher Romanistentag held in 2017 in Zürich, tackles methodological and theoretical issues of this interplay. Based on empirical analysis of a wide range of communicative situations, the book shows how phonetic, pragmatic, textual, and interactional perspectives can help to better understand how prosodic features and communicative settings are interrelated.

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Edited by Stefan Albrecht

Was ist Großmährens Platz in Europa? Ist es Teil der zerfallenden karolingischen Welt, gehört es zu einer "nordischen" Welt weit ab von der Romanitas? Ein dreiviertel Jahrhundert ist vergangen, seit in Mähren und der Slowakei die ersten als „großmährisch" identifizierten Steinkirchen entdeckt worden sind. Dies veränderte die Wahrnehmung Großmährens als ein bedeutendes slawisches Reich radikal. Gleichwohl wurde die Frage nach seiner Rolle in Europa kaum gestellt. Die Autorinnen und Autoren dieses Bandes versuchen, dieses Problem neu zu denken und nehmen dabei insbesondere das Verhältnis Großmährens zum Ostfränkischen Reich und seinen Regionen, zu Polen, Ungarn und zum Byzantinischen Reich in Blick.

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Bearing Liminality, Laboring White Ink

Pregnancy and Childbirth in Women's Literature

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Francisco José Cortés Vieco

Literature has been a bastion of male creativity, not of female procreativity, which has traditionally inhibited the voices of women and disempowered their self-expression. This book explores the underestimated legacy of women’s fiction and (semi-)autobiographical works about pregnancy and childbirth in Great Britain and North America during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, highlighting the symbiosis between the processes of childbearing and writing, problematizing female subjugation to the patriarchal institution of motherhood, and compensating for the silence around the experience of becoming a mother in literature.

Drawing on the anthropological concept of liminality, controversies about maternity within women’s liberation movements, and milestones in French feminist theory, this book discusses pregnancy and childbirth as transformative events that can engender both women’s imaginative responses to procreation and re-creations of memories about their prenatal/natal episodes, as well as therapeutic narratives of self-discovery and recovery from pain. Examining the works of authors such as Mary Shelley, Emily Brontë, Jean Rhys, Anaïs Nin, Margaret Drabble, and Toni Morrison, this book posits a literary corpus of procreativity, written by women with an empowering white ink to defend their (un)maternal freedom and (life-)writings.

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Edited by David J. Connor and Beth A. Ferri

This book purposefully connects practice to research, and vice versa, through the use of deeply personal stories in the form of autoethnographic memoirs. In this collection, twenty contributors share selected tales of teaching students with dis/abilities in K-12 settings across the USA, including tentative triumphs, frustrating failures, and a deep desire to understand the dynamics of teaching and learning. The authors also share an early awareness of significant dissonance between academic knowledge taught to them in teacher education programs and their own experiential knowledge in schools. Coming to question established practices within the field of special education in relation to the children they taught, each author grew increasingly critical of deficit-models of disability that emphasized commonplace practices of physical and social exclusion, dysfunction and disorders, repetitive remediation and punitive punishments. The authors describe how their interactions with children and youth, parents, and administrators, in the context of their classrooms and schools, influenced a shift away from the limiting discourse of special education and toward become critical special educators and/or engage with disability studies as a way to reclaim, reframe, and reimagine disability as a natural part of human diversity. Furthermore, the authors document how these early experiences in the everydayness of schooling helped ground them as teachers and later, teacher educators, who galvanized their research trajectories around studying issues of access and equality throughout educational structures and systems, while developing new theoretical models within Disability Studies in Education, aimed to impact practices and policies.
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Psalm Salomo 14

Text, Tradition und Komposition einer frühjüdischen Dichtung

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Sven Behnke

Die Psalmen Salomos (PsSal) zählen zu den wichtigsten Zeugen jüdischer Literatur und Theologie des ersten Jahrhunderts v. Chr. Die Studie zeichnet die Forschungsgeschichte dieser nicht kanonisch gewordenen Sammlung nach und skizziert deren Gesamtkomposition. Im Mittelpunkt der Untersuchung steht eine traditions- und kompositionsgeschichtliche Analyse der Lehrdichtung PsSal 14. In weisheitlicher Manier kontrastiert PsSal 14 Lebenswandel und Schicksal von Frommen und Sündern und nimmt dabei Ps 1 im Licht weiterer biblischer Traditionen und Motive interpretierend auf. PsSal 14 erweist sich als ein frühes Beispiel der literarischen Rezeption von Ps 1, das ebenso traditionsgebunden wie innovativ ist und ein klares theologisches Programm besitzt.

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Edited by Mario Glauert

Das umfangreiche Archiv der Herrschaft Lübbenau ist ungewöhnlich gut erhalten und dokumentiert das gesamte Spektrum der adligen Herrschaft und Lebenswelt. Nach mehrfachem Wechsel im 14. und 15. Jahrhundert war die Herrschaft für mehr als ein Jahrhundert im Besitz der Herren von der Schulenburg, bis sie 1621 von den Grafen zu Lynar erworben wurde, die sie bis 1944 hielten. Die bisher größtenteils unveröffentlichten Urkunden der Herrschaft, die einen hohen Quellenwert weit über Lübbenau hinaus haben, wurden von der Bearbeiterin in 279 Vollregesten erschlossen, die den Urkundeninhalt in moderner Sprache vollständig wiedergeben. Die ausführliche Einleitung erläutert sowohl die Geschichte der Herrschaft Lübbenau als auch die ihres Urkundenbestandes und analysiert dessen Besonderheiten.