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Breast Cancer Inside Out

Bodies, Biographies, & Beliefs

Edited by Kimberly R. Myers

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Edited by Alison Wilde and Murray Simpson

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Edited by Tiffany N. Florvil and Vanessa D. Plumly

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Corneille Ntamwenge

Pour encourager les pays africains à promouvoir des cultures de confiance et d’intégrité, l’auteur de ce livre recommande trois valeurs morales à intérioriser : confiance, crédibilité et intégrité. L’intégration effective de ces valeurs dans les réalités organisationnelles dépend de la qualité des résultats de la recherche au niveau local et régional. Elle suppose l’institutionnalisation de l’éthique. Ce livre clarifie les notions d’intégrité, de crédibilité et de confiance dans la vie organisationnelle. Il dégage ensuite des nouvelles pistes de recherche en éthique, des difficultés d’opérer une réforme morale, des exigences de cette réforme et la nécessité de connaître les forces hostiles à l’éthique dans les organisations africaines.

L’administration publique et l’entreprise privée lucrative constituent le point de départ des réflexions de l’auteur. Les textes utilisés sur ces deux secteurs organisationnels ont été publiés entre 1994 et 2014. L’auteur entreprend une lecture critique des codes d’éthique de quatre pays d’Afrique centrale, avec une attention particulière sur les objectifs des codes, sur leurs valeurs morales et sur leur mise en œuvre. Cette critique s’effectue grâce à la littérature disponible sur les valeurs morales inscrites dans les codes, sur les violations de l’intégrité morale et de la dignité humaine et sur l’échec des projets de la lutte contre la corruption. La réflexion s’applique d’abord aux valeurs morales clés des codes d’éthique avant de se tourner vers la résistance à l’intégration de l’éthique dans la vie organisationnelle et vers le devoir d’enraciner les valeurs retenues dans les structures organisationnelles.

Ce livre se présente comme un tremplin pour entreprendre la recherche sur d’autres questions pertinentes, tels que la description des violations de l’intégrité morale et l’éthique dans le processus de validation, d’adoption et de mise en œuvre des réformes socioéconomiques. Il doit donc intéresser les chercheurs en éthique et en sciences sociales. Les réflexions de ce livre doivent éclairer les investisseurs des entreprises extractives, les analystes des réformes politiques et économiques et les agents de l’administration publique en Afrique.

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Dafydd Sills-Jones, Jouko Aaltonen and Pietari Kaapa

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Maasai Women and the Old Testament

Towards an Emancipatory Reading

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Hoyce Lyimo-Mbowe

The research presented in this book is a critical study of some effects of popular biblical interpretations in the context of an East African ethnic group, the Maasai. The book focuses on parallels between concepts of female inferiority in biblical texts and in Maasai traditional culture. It investigates some parallels and analyses their problems as they are conceptualized in popular Maasai biblical interpretation and how these affect the social transformation of the contemporary Maasai women.

Therefore, this book aims at sensitizing readers of the Bible about popular interpretation of biblical texts that consciously, and more often unconsciously, function as a legitimizing force, which authorizes or reinforces socio-cultural structures that oppress women. However, it demonstrates the potential of reading biblical texts from emancipatory perspectives, both in popular and academic critical contexts. Also, this book demonstrates how some popular Maasai biblical interpretations contributes in the academic works for the emancipation of women. Moreover, this work develops its own contextual hermeneutics approach of woman liberation known as enkitok. The new approach borrows some aspects from social fields and it has been employed in this work on some selected biblical texts.

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Mairi McDermott

Mapping the Terrains of Student Voice Pedagogies is an autoethnography of McDermott’s experiences with student voice reforms. Ultimately, the author is concerned with better understanding the possibilities for student voice as a transformative teaching and learning practice within the context of neoliberal education. The discussion is anchored in two past student voice projects in which McDermott was involved, one as a researcher and one as a facilitator. As method, the author revisits these experiences through memory and various artifacts to unpack embodied voices of difference. More specifically, McDermott is concerned with how teachers take up student voice in their pedagogies, how teachers come to understand themselves and their students in terms of student voice, and how social differences contour student voice pedagogies. The author queries: How do experiences with student voice inform teacher ß à student relationships? And, how are student voice practices shaped, organized, and inscribed through social difference? Grounding this inquiry is post-structural feminist anti-racism as an interwoven discursive orientation and politics for troubling and transforming schooling and education. Analyses address how McDermott’s presence as an individual and as a member of socio-historical groups in the student voice initiatives affected the projects’ dynamics. The findings amplify the necessity of time and space for educators to critically reflect on their practices when implementing reforms, time and space that were provided by engaging autoethnography. The book contributes important strategic processes towards realizing the necessary goals of critical reflexive practices in teaching and learning, addressing the question of ‘how’ one might do critical reflection through autoethnography.

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Black Immigrants in the United States

Essays on the Politics of Race, Language, and Voice

Edited by Ayanna Cooper and Ibrahim Awad

In the United States, ‘immigrant’ is a complicated category. It is used interchangeably with ‘refugee’ and it is, most of the time, linked to South America, especially Latina/os. Black Immigrants in the United States is arguing that immigrants are not refugees and, whether coming from the Caribbean, Latin America or Africa, Black immigrants are oft-silenced in immigration studies and unsystematically researched. Being one of the first books on the topic in the United States, Black Immigrants in the United States is a crack, a verse in the syntax which links Blackness and immigration; a required reading for anyone who is interested in immigration generally and Black immigration in particular. For example, did you know that 12-13% of the statistically defined as African Americans are ‘Black immigrants’ (both immigrants and refugees) (Ogunipe, 2011)? Out of this 12-13%, did you know the first and second-generation constitute 41% of Black first-year students in Ivy League? Black Immigrants in the United States is an attempt to answer these questions and paint a picture for this population, where they come from, what languages and histories they bring with them to the United States, and discusses their challenges as well as their triumphs. With this book, as children of migration ourselves, we are turning researching and writing about Black immigrants into acts of love and reading about them into an expression of jouissance.

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Anita Oberda-Monkiewicz

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Edited by Lucio Levi

Albert Einstein was one of the initiators of the peace movement in Europe in the early twentieth century. He tirelessly denounced the imperfections of society due to the primitive institution of war and devoted his energies to outlawing war. After Hitler’s rise to power, he abandoned pacifism and instead embraced a federalist vision according to which the root cause of war lies in the division of the world into sovereign states and the vehicle of peace is world government.

This book explores Einstein’s outlook on war and peace and traces the evolution of his thinking on these topics. In particular, Einstein developed a dialogue on war and peace with physicists like Bohr, Planck and Szilard as well intellectuals like Dewey, Freud, Gandhi, Mann, Mumford, Rolland Russell, Schweitzer and Tagore. The key concepts that were the focus of these discussions were the cause of war (included the Einstein–Freud debate on psychological and political causes of war) and the means to prevent it; the distinction between antimilitarism, pacifism, internationalism and federalism; and the dividing line between intergovernmental and supranational organizations.