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Bodies, Biographies, & Beliefs
Edited by Kimberly R. Myers
Edited by Marina Calleja Reina and Encarnación Postigo Pinazo
The Complete Research Coding Manual including an Interactive Video Learning Tool and Coding Template
The NEUROGES® analysis system is an objective and reliable interdisciplinary research tool for analysis of body movement and gesture. The system has been field-tested on more than 500 individuals from cultures of five continents, including healthy adults and children as well as individuals with mental illness or brain damage, and further, on non-human primates.
Following up on the first book on theoretical background of the NEUROGES® system, which was published in 2013, this book contains the complete coding manual for the application of the system in research including an interactive video learning tool with video examples of all NEUROGES® hand movement and gesture types, training videos, and a template file for the Multimedia Annotator ELAN.
Wisława Szymborska og Czesław Miłosz i norske oversettelser
The book poses a question about the functioning of the individual aesthetic features of a writer in the translation. The author examines this multi-faceted problem from the comparative perspective, analyzing the poetry of Wisława Szymborska and Czesław Miłosz translated to the Norwegian language. Two novel analytical models were used, first based on the Walter Benjamin’s concept of aura and the second based on the poet-translator’s phenomenon.
Szymborska’s translators had a lot of problems with the lexical-semantic and cultural code contained in her poetry. On the other hand, Paal Brekke, an influential Norwegian writer, applied in his translations of Miłosz’ poetry many solutions closely related to his own literary aesthetics, thus changing the original form of the poems.
Nation-Branding and Postcolonial Identity
Ishita Sinha Roy
Manufacturing Indianness takes an interdisciplinary approach in deconstructing nation-branding exercises in neoliberal India, utilizing the fetish as a critical device to demonstrate how postcolonial nation-building can become colonizing. Using interviews with media-makers and nation-branding professionals, postcolonial theory, media and cultural studies, psychoanalytic theories, political economy approaches, affective theory, cultural geography, and branding and marketing perspectives, Manufacturing Indianness provides an insightful and academically sophisticated investigation into how the Indian state and its corporate partners have merged cultural/ethnic nationalism (Hindutva) with neoliberalism to form the ultimate fetish of Brand India.
Between environmental and health issues
Edited by Cécilia Claeys
This edited volume focuses on contemporary developments in mosquito control policies. It is premised on the idea that, in view of the social and ecological changes of recent decades, effective management of vector mosquitoes calls for a break with the old North/South, environment/health dualisms. Increasing urbanization and climate change encourage the proliferation of vector mosquitoes and expand their range of distribution. Globalization and the accelerated flow of human beings, insect vectors and viruses are increasing epidemic risks.
In the North, populations are now exposed to emerging or re-emerging epidemic risks (dengue fever, chikungunya, zika, malaria, etc.). However, comfort-based mosquito control techniques designed predominantly to reduce a nuisance have proven ineffective against vector mosquitoes. In the South, social acceptance of large-scale insecticide spraying is waning. Ecological concerns are voiced with growing insistence, denouncing a cure that can be worse than the disease. Reliance on chemical control appears even less desirable as its effectiveness declines due to increasing insecticide resistance among mosquitoes. Meanwhile, genetic engineering is still in the trial and error phase and raises new ethical questions.
The changes studied here are socio-environmental. To understand them, this volume proposes a dialogue between sociology, geography, entomology, epidemiology and ecology based on several study areas in Africa, the Indian Ocean, America and Europe. These analyses show that the relationships between human societies and mosquitoes are more deeply enmeshed than ever, as if caught in a duel that is still all too often fatal.
Epistemology, Aesthetics and Resistance
Elizabeth Bishop and Tamsen Wojtanowski
Embodying Theory: Epistemology, Aesthetics and Resistance takes a deep dive into representational spaces of social science theory and research, positioning post-structuralist frameworks as potent tools in ongoing fights against injustice and inequity. In this interactive text, the reader takes a discursive tour through theoretical and imagistic landscapes that offer options for liberated existence and expression from repression and moralism. By foregrounding the "double articulation" of what is articulated through language and what is shown through visual material, Embodying Theory furthers an argument that there are numerous ways to embody, interpret and interact with meaning across cultural, materialist and populist platforms, to strategically create counter-narratives in the service of building peaceable, inclusive, sustainable and joyful futures.
Embodying Theory offers a series of writings and images to make theory walk, recasting major post-structural and deconstructive thought in order to explore spheres of action in the educational, the sociopolitical, the ethical, the aesthetic and the academic. This is an explicitly politicized approach to text creation, understood as both building theory and practice, to collaboratively design a textual experiment. This book reconceptualizes the text as an anti-moralistic response, as a non-violent battleground visually and textually. Embodying Theory uses the form of the book to demonstrate the always possible, to break open words and images. Through an interplay of light and language, the text foregrounds an affirmative stance against the nihilistic and the cynical. Embodying Theory interacts with core notions of "becoming" as key to understanding processes of subjects constructing their present and future.
Un traité d’économie politique
L’unique objet de l’Odyssée, c’est le Retour d’Ulysse, sa légitimité, en instance jusqu’à la sanction de Zeus, au tout dernier moment du récit. Si le retour doit être légitimé, c’est qu’il entraîne avec lui un enjeu de grande conséquence : en Ithaque (en Athique), on a besoin d’Ulysse en tant que gouvernant capable de soumettre les grands seigneurs à la règle du bien commun. Cela le légitime-t-il à réclamer pour lui la « dignité » royale ? Ses propres alliés lui feront comprendre que la plus sûre façon d’éviter la tyrannie, c’est de refuser tout gouvernement monarchique.
L’étude qui fait l’objet de la présente publication est dans la continuité de celles que l’auteur a publiées, chez le même éditeur, sur l’Iliade : L’Iliade, poème athénien de l’époque de Solon (2000) et Iliade : langue, récit, écriture (2007). Elle confirme les conclusions antérieures et situe clairement Homère et son œuvre à Athènes entre ~570 et ~546 de l’ère ancienne.