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Parlons vin/Sprechen wir über Wein

Dicophrase français-allemand/Deutsch-Französisch Satzwörterbuch

Paul Laveau and Dietrich Ellger

Vu l’intensité des échanges dans le domaine du vin, une communication précise entre pays francophones et germanophones est indispensable. Plutôt que des mots isolés, cet ouvrage propose des phrases entières, à la formulation précise, grammaticalement exactes, construites autour de notions, faits, éléments, informations, descriptions et problématiques spécifiques. Ces près de 2000 phrases partent de données authentiques et sont ancrées dans la réalité professionnelle.

Les deux auteurs, à l’expérience professionnelle et linguistique complémentaire, s’attachent à fournir ici non pas des notions purement théoriques, mais des outils directement utilisables d’une langue à l’autre, conformément à des situations et actions réelles. La progression est logique et chronologique, couvrant tout le processus de vinification, faisant de ce livre un ouvrage de référence simple et pratique à utiliser.

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Diaspora, Food and Identity

Nigerian Migrants in Belgium

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Maureen Duru

This book examines the connection between food and identity in the Nigerian diaspora community in Belgium. Encounters between people from different cultures do not lead to a simple adaptation of the diet, but usually give rise to some kind of fusion of new and indigenous food habits.

The author questions the relationship between what Nigerian migrants in the diaspora eat, their self-perception and how they engage with outsiders. Starting with a historical introduction about the country, this study examines what aspects of the Nigerian food culture is retained and what has changed. This is reflected by the dynamics in the Nigerian homes, especially the gender roles.

The new generation of Nigerians, who see Belgium as home, also hang on to a Nigerian diet that remains not only an important part of who they are, but is also used in the creation of cultural boundaries and group identities. However, the influence of the new environment is very present because each diaspora community, wherever and whenever, must adapt. Skills such as language and social norms are indeed necessary to survive in the new environment. Yet, food plays a prominent role: on the one hand, it contributes to the affirmation of Nigerian feelings, and on the other hand, food serves as a means of communication with the host country.

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Les « Emblèmes » d’André Alciat

Introduction, texte latin, traduction et commentaire d’un choix d’emblèmes sur les animaux

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Anne Andenmatten

L’humaniste et juriste milanais André Alciat (1492-1550) est connu pour être le créateur de ce qui deviendra, au cours du XVIe siècle, le genre de l’emblème, caractérisé par sa structure tripartite (inscriptio, pictura, subscriptio). L’Emblematum liber, publié pour la première fois en 1531, réédité à de nombreuses reprises, augmenté de poèmes supplémentaires et de nouvelles illustrations durant le XVIe siècle, contient plus de 200 emblèmes. Le présent commentaire étudie un choix de 75 emblèmes consacrés aux animaux. L’introduction aborde les différentes problématiques en lien avec les emblèmes et offre une synthèse des principales observations tirées de l’analyse du corpus. Le commentaire adopte une forme adaptée à ce genre hybride : pour chaque poème, il présente un choix de gravures issues des principales éditions, afin de mesurer l’évolution des motifs et leur adéquation au texte, puis une traduction française en prose des épigrammes latines, suivie d’un commentaire mettant en évidence la structure de la subscriptio, ses procédés stylistiques, ses sources d’inspiration et son interprétation symbolique.

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Patricia A. Mitchell

African American Males in Higher Education Leadership: Challenges and Opportunities presents narratives from thirteen African American males working in higher education leadership. Their narratives describe the barriers and roadblocks that continue to impede them while climbing the ivory tower ladder to leadership. This book highlights a number of topics relevant to the experiences of Black males on what it means to hold a leadership position at a historically black college and at a predominately white institution. This is an opportunity to hear the voices of African American males and to look at leadership through their lens. What have been some of the challenges and opportunities they have faced during their journey in higher education? What specific strategies helped them cope with barriers impeding their climb to a leadership position in higher education? What specific programs make a difference for emerging Black male leaders? Did they have a mentor or did they feel isolated during their journey? How are they feeling now? What tips can be passed down to our next generation of Black leaders? These narratives provide inspiration for all African American men aspiring to advance their careers in higher education. Hopefully, African American males will find these narratives useful as they prepare to enter the landscape of higher education leadership and avoid some of the pitfalls discussed in the book.

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L'Europe en quête d'Européens

Pour un nouveau rapport entre Bruxelles et les nations

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Gérard Bouchard

Plaidoyer en faveur de l’Union européenne, ce livre critique néanmoins certains choix culturels qu’elle a faits lors de sa fondation et qui entravent aujourd’hui son intégration. Elle doit rebâtir ses fondements symboliques et redéfinir sa relation avec les nations (à ne pas confondre avec les États). Les orientations culturelles qu’elle a privilégiées à sa naissance lui ont permis de connaître un essor rapide, mais faute de les réviser à temps, elles sont devenues dysfonctionnelles. Or, les tentatives qu’elle a faites ultérieurement pour se donner de nouveaux mythes et une identité continentale ont échoué. Par ailleurs, les leaders de l’Union se sont toujours méfiés des nations et des nationalismes, accusés d’avoir provoqué les horreurs des deux guerres mondiales. Ils ont donc voulu les contourner en instituant une gouvernance par le haut d’où a résulté un déficit démocratique.

L’Union devra désormais s’employer à se réconcilier avec les nations, en les réhabilitant, et à tirer profit de leurs ressources symboliques pour se doter de mythes ayant une résonance à la fois nationale et européenne.

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In the Shadow of the Iron Curtain

Central and Eastern European Alterglobalists

Grzegorz Piotrowski

This book examines the alterglobalist activists in Poland, the Czech Republic, and Hungary. Based on lengthy ethnographic fieldwork and numerous in-depth interviews with key figures of the movement, it covers mobilizations and actions between 1998 and 2011 and analyzes the process of adapting the alterglobalist way of thinking, claims and organizational modes in post-socialist countries. By pointing out the main challenges the movement faced, the author discusses the ways it tried to overcome these. The main argument is that the post-communist legacy (expressed in low levels of mobilization, in rejection of leftist ideals and discourse and in deep mistrust towards political life) had a tremendous impact on the formation and the shape of the alterglobalist movement in the region.

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Marianna Hudcovicovà

This book presents empirical research of grammatical collocations of the type: verb and the prepositions «of» and «to». It is based on comparisons of English and Czech sentences containing verbs and prepositions that are followed by the object. The author creates English – Czech verbal prepositional counterparts and groups on the grounds of the similar semantic, syntactic features. She identifies the features that are the same for each verb group and generalizes them. The book determines trends and tendencies for verbs when they collocate with a certain preposition.

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Ludger Schwienhorst-Schönberger

Das Buch analysiert kritisch den vorherrschenden Konsens, das Hohelied (Canticum) als Sammlung profaner Liebeslieder zu verstehen. Intertextualität und Rezeptionsästhetik lassen das traditionelle metaphorisch-religiöse Verständnis des Buches in einem neuen Licht erscheinen. Die altorientalische Liebeslyrik liefert weitere Argumente für diese offene Sicht. Ob das allegorische Verständnis des Hoheliedes als Ausdruck der Liebe zwischen Gott und Israel der ursprünglich intendierten Bedeutung entspricht, bleibt umstritten. Die Beiträge der Fachtagung der Arbeitsgemeinschaft der deutschsprachigen katholischen Alttestamentlerinnen und Alttestamentler im Jahre 2015 in Wien vermitteln einen lebendigen Eindruck von der neu aufgebrochenen Diskussion.

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Vulnerable Futures, Transformative Pasts

On Vulnerability, Temporality, and Ethics

Miri Rozmarin

Vulnerability reins our time. People know that their world is changing in ways that they cannot foresee. Communities disintegrate and boundaries lose their relevance. Drawing on the concept of vulnerability as an affective relation individuals hold with their world and with their lives, this book analyzes vulnerability as it is immanently connected to temporality. It provides an account of political temporality – connections between past, present, and future that engage with the contemporary social reality – and enables and sustains transformative dynamics through which individuals can mobilize their vulnerability. This technique allows them to gradually transform their reality and its influence on their own subjectivity and agency. This book portrays the kinds of relations through time and social space that people can create by working with their vulnerability as an affect that has the power to yield new sensibilities, skills, and values. These connections with the past are called transformative lineages.

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Sculpting the Woman

Muscularity, Power and the Problem with Femininity

Jamilla Rosdahl

What is femininity?

Why does the idea of femininity not seem to «fit» with muscular women?

Why are muscular women the object of such controversy and skepticism?

Why do some women build muscle despite these strong cultural reactions?

Muscular women have long been the focus of public scrutiny, cultural contempt and fascination. Sculpting the Woman interrogates the protected status of femininity as it has been rendered irrelevant to the history, theory and politics of the muscular woman. This highly original and provocative work draws on important social thinkers including Michel Foucault and Judith Butler as well as recent theoretical developments on gender, identity and the body in poststructuralism, psychoanalysis, various feminisms and social and moral philosophy. This book offers a personal insight into one of the most threatening of cultural identities: the «muscular female». Through its analysis of femininity’s complex relationship with muscularity, it explores the larger question: «What is a woman?»