Affective Landscapes: Representation of Terrorism and Violence by Basque Female Authors draws from contemporary social and cultural theory of affect to analyze the Basque Country’s political violence since the birth of the terrorist organization E.T.A. The study focuses on how this violence has been represented in contemporary works of literature and cinema authored by women and examines the alternative means these authors use to examine political violence from a gendered perspective. The artistic works analyzed in this volume highlight the connection between violence and the production of specific affective states; these authors’ stories illustrate the pernicious effects that violence has for human relationality and social bonds. As such, the study provides new readings of seminal works authored by Basque women during this period of violence and, in doing so, it renders a much-needed contribution to the place that their artistic productions have in providing a novel understanding of the Basque political reality. The study presents a groundbreaking analysis to understand the centrality of affect as a unique prism to approach violent contexts, to present different affirmations of the "political," and to bring to light social dynamics otherwise unnoticed.
Representations of Terrorism and Violence by Basque Female Authors
Cristina Ortiz Ceberio and María Pilar Rodríguez
Women and the Written Word
Alice S. Horning
Literacy Heroines is about twelve amazing women who lived and worked in the period 1880-1930 who used their literacy abilities to address major issues in the country in those years, including some we still face today: racism, sexism, voting rights, educational and economic inequality, health disparities and others. They used their exemplary literacy skills to teach, to bring issues to light, to right wrongs, to publish books, articles, pamphlets and other materials to reach their goals. They benefited from focused help in the form of sponsorship from others and provided sponsorship in many forms to others to foster literacy in people young and old. They stand as Literacy Heroines, working in a variety of roles, using their literacy abilities in heroic efforts to serve as respected exemplars and sponsors of literacy for others. They used their grit and willingness to stand up for their principles, took small steps, worked collaboratively, hospitably inviting people to literacy. Ultimately, it should be clear that in one way or another, the Heroines were addressing the many forms of inequality in American society; their lives and work show that literacy is thus a key tool in the struggle for social justice, then and now. Suitable for courses in the history of literacy or writing studies, history of feminism, history of education and related areas.
Theories and Practices
Edited by Diana Trebing and Ahmet Atay
Stories from the Field
Edited by David J. Connor and Beth A. Ferri
Beyond the Workshop
Edited by Maria B. Hopkins and Rachel Bailey Jones
Articulating Gender, Culture, and Covert Policy in Modern Japan
This book examines "women’s speech" as a policy of constructs expressed in official and unofficial discourse from the 1880s to the 1920s in Japan. It analyzes specific language policies that were incorporated through governmental gender policy to perpetuate "women’s speech," asymmetrical gendered speech styles and concepts in the Japanese language. It also seeks to develop cross-cultural approaches to language and gender theories initiated in the United States and Europe by proposing new concepts of language policy. This work contributes to ongoing interdisciplinary scholarship on gender, language, and policy by reconsidering the relationship between the Japanese "national language" and "women’s speech."
Sociologie des marchés du blé 2000-2018
Fondement de la civilisation occidentale, le blé est l’une des céréales les plus échangées au monde. Sa part prépondérante dans l’alimentation humaine lui confère le statut de denrée stratégique. La Russie en a fait un instrument de sa reconquête des marchés céréaliers, en se hissant, sur des marchés mondiaux instables, au rang de concurrent agricole majeur pour l’Europe. La renaissance de la puissance agricole russe s’appuie également sur d’autres produits, tels que le lait, la viande, ou les oléagineux. Comment s’est opérée cette mondialisation agricole, quels en sont les acteurs et les conditions ? Telles sont les questions centrales abordées par cet ouvrage.
Depuis les années 2000, des évolutions notables ont marqué le monde agricole russe, au premier rang desquelles l’adhésion du pays à l’Organisation Mondiale du Commerce et l’adoption de l’embargo sur les produits alimentaires occidentaux décidé dans le sillage de la crise ukrainienne. Cet ouvrage invite le lecteur au cœur de cette mutation du monde céréalier en suivant ceux qui de près ou de plus loin font les marchés céréaliers : agriculteurs, négociants, syndicalistes agricoles, experts agricoles, mais aussi élus locaux et éleveurs et industriels. Il écoute leurs voix, montre leur travail, donne à voir leurs intérêts et leurs rationalités.
La démarche adoptée se situe au croisement de plusieurs mondes : le monde rural, la politique et le commerce international. Elle fait dialoguer différentes échelles : celle des politiques de l’Etat, avec celle des territoires et celles des rationalités productives individuelles. Ce décryptage permet de restituer des cohérences au-delà des paradoxes apparents entre stratégie volontariste de sécurité alimentaire, politique des contre sanctions et plaidoyer pour le retour de la puissance céréalière.
Le suivi patient de la marchandise blé, donne ainsi à comprendre les évolutions de valeurs et les priorités sociales, les tensions que font naître la définition d’un bien commun et des aléas qui l’accompagnent.
The Enduring Challenges of Merged Tribal Districts in Northwestern Pakistan
Edited by Tahir I. Shad and Syed Hussain Shaheed Soherwordi
This book provides a unique Pakistani perspective and understanding of a region that has not been studied extensively to date. Pakistan’s Frontier Region has been at the forefront of the War on Terror since 2001. The Federally Administered Tribal Agencies (now known as merged Tribal Districts) are a critical geostrategic area for Pakistan. This work highlights key economic, political, and religious issues in the FATA-KP region in order to identify means to eradicate ongoing conflicts and integrate the region within mainstream Pakistani society. This project proposes a series of phased economic development reforms that can guide FATA’s transition as an integrated territory within the rest of Pakistan. These reforms can and should encourage dimensions of indigenous economic practices, women’s empowerment, the education system, food security, subsistence agriculture, and transportation and communication infrastructure where possible. These improvements can be implemented in 10+ year plans designed to organize a committed effort to develop and integrate FATA with the rest of Pakistan.
Games as Transformational to Social and Emotional Learning
Games enable children to practice emotions in spaces that are free from actualized consequences. With thoughtful guidance, games can help children manage emotions, perspective-take, demonstrate empathic concern, and exhibit prosocial behaviors.
Emerging research suggests that these competencies—also known as social and emotional learning (SEL) skills—are, in fact, teachable. In Gaming SEL: Games as Transformational to Social and Emotional Learning, Matthew Farber investigates the rich opportunities games have in supporting SEL skill development. Experts from the fields of education, game development, and SEL—including folks from CASEL, the Fred Rogers Center, Greater Good in Education, iThrive Games, Minecraft Education, and UNESCO MGIEP—share advice.
Games themselves cannot be responsible for children’s learning. Having a supportive educator or caregiver guiding experiences can be crucial. This book also includes recommendations for embedding games in classrooms in ways that support meaningful SEL skill development. Regardless of your experience, content area, or grade level, this book is for you!