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Simon Bennett

Forthcoming
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Edited by Anindita Banerjee and Sonja Fritzsche

The first collection of its kind, this anthology documents a radically different geography and history of science fiction in the world. Western, specifically Anglo-American, SF is not the only hub of the global trade of alternative realities and futures. Rather it is but only one of several competing flows and circuits of distribution, contacts, influence, translation, adaptation, and collaboration, across space and time. The essays collected here focus on arguably the biggest and most influential of those competing hubs: the socialist world and its extensive cultural networks across the global South and East. Written by scholars from around the world, the chapters address the «other» transatlantic of the Caribbean, Latin America, African America, and the Soviet Union; the surprising multitude of transnational networks behind the Iron Curtain; and asymptotic and subterranean discourses across Russia, India, and China. Science Fiction Circuits of the South and East is intended for scholars, students, and fans interested in science fiction, popular culture, comparative literature, film studies, postcolonialism, techno-science, translation studies, and the literature and cultures of China, Cuba, Germany, India, Mexico, Poland, and Russia.

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II verum-factum da Vico a Pareto

Alle origini dell'analisi sociologica

Mino B. C. Garzia

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Adam Dziadek

This book illustrates the problems connected with the body and the sign: the real body and the body of the text, somaticism and semiology (both as a general sign theory and in the medical sense as «symptomatology»). The author seeks to derive a more general principle from these two words, referring to the representation of experience in different literary texts. If we are talking about the representation of experience, we cannot, by any means, ignore the body that becomes the essential point of reference for human experience. This general principle aims at creating a matter of concept, a somatic criticism project, which is closely related to the issue of rhythm in literary texts - a rhythm understood as an intermediary between the body and the sense of the text.

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L’Émigration

Du fait social à la coutume

Frosa Pejoska-Bouchereau

L’émigration dite économique intéresse en particulier les économistes, les historiens, et les sociologues. Cependant, la permanence du phénomène dans des conditions économiques prospères désoriente ces chercheurs. De façon inédite, l’auteure pratique un décentrement disciplinaire à partir de la tradition orale (chants, contes, proverbes, croyances et rites) sur l’exemple de l’émigration macédonienne – la pechalba – sous l’Empire ottoman afin de repenser des concepts essentiels : émigration, coutume, identité et résistance.

L’ouvrage décrit et analyse les conditions dans lesquelles se produit la transformation de l’émigration, fait social imposé par une situation de domination, en une coutume ritualisée, intégrée dans le système coutumier de la communauté, et réfléchit sur le sens nouveau de ce phénomène.

Malgré l’absence des hommes partis en émigration et devenus des « étrangers », les paysans macédoniens sous domination ont réussi à préserver leur identité communautaire et un espace de liberté. Au moyen d’un mouvement d’aller et retour ritualisé, ils ont sauvegardé leur mode d’être social patriarcal et leurs règles coutumières. En l’occurrence, les types de domination et leur évolution importent moins que les formes cachées de résistance.

L’étude repose sur la pechalba sans être circonscrite à l’aire géographique de la Macédoine, ni à l’espace balkanique : Albanie, Bulgarie, Grèce. Elle s’étend à l’Afrique, la France, la Pologne, le Portugal et la Turquie, visant à démontrer la portée transnationale et transhistorique de ce phénomène migratoire. Une approche novatrice qui permet d’appréhender autrement les migrations.

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Wissenschaftliche Kontakte von Slawisten slawischer und nichtslawischer Länder

Tagung der Internationalen Kommission für Geschichte der Slawistik in Marburg/Bayreuth 1990

Edited by Helmut Schaller

Der vorliegende Sammelband vereint Vorträge zur Geschichte der Slawischen Philologie in verschiedenen ost- und südosteuropäischen, sowie westeuropäischen Ländern einschließlich Deutschland. Diese wurden bei der Tagung der Internationalen Kommission für Geschichte der Slawistik in Marburg und Bayreuth 1990 gehalten.

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Edward Scarr

This books tells the untold story of Australia’s veteran bikers. Like other motorcycle clubs, the Australian War Fighters (pseudonym) are a fringe-dwelling subculture that provokes strong opinions. Newspaper editors have been salivating over motorcycle club imagery since the subculture emerged in California in the middle of the twentieth century. Motorcycle clubs remain the subject of persisting ‘moral panics’ in Australia and have been the subject of successive crackdowns, police operations, and hard-hitting legislation aimed at driving them out of existence. The War Fighters operate on the periphery of the hard-core one percent element of the subculture. While they enjoy the notoriety of looking mean, the War Fighters do significant charity work, and the seemingly bizarre combination of outlaw biker subculture aesthetic with raising money for local hospitals means these men enjoy the paradox of looking bad while doing good. Drawing on sociological research Edward Scarr tells the true story of how and why the veteran motorcycle club subculture came to be. What follows is an ultimately hopeful story of redemption from despair and the salvation of lives that had been all but given up on.

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WIENER SLAWISTISCHER ALMANACH BAND 81 2017

Österreichische Beiträge zum Internationalen Slawistikkongress 2018 in Belgrad

Edited by Peter Deutschmann, Imke Mendoza, Tilmann Reuther and Alois Woldan

Der Band vereinigt 14 österreichische Beiträge (12 Papers, 2 Poster) zum Internationalen Slawistikkongress 2018 in Belgrad.

Acht linguistischen Beiträge betreffen klassische und innovative Bereiche der Sprachwissenschaft von Syntax und Lexikografie über Gender und Codeswitching bis Fachsprache und Internet, ein Beitrag behandelt Texte der Slavia Orthodoxa. Die behandelten Sprachen sind Polnisch, Serbisch, Russisch, und Ukrainisch.

Vier literaturwissenschaftliche Beiträge beschäftigen sich mit postjugoslawischen Literaturen (bosnischer, kroatischer und serbischer) und deren Thematisierung von medial vermitteltem Gedächtnis und Erinnerung; ein weiterer Beitrag behandelt die russisch-orthodoxen Hymnographie des 16. Jahrhunderts.

Mehrere Beiträge haben kulturwissenschaftliche Anteile.

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Catching the Elusive

Lexical evidentiality markers in Slavic languages (A questionnaire study and its background)

Björn Wiemer

Evidentiality deals with the marking of information source, that is with means that specify how we come to know what we (think to) know. For instance, such means indicate whether knowledge derives from hearsay, or whether an inference has been based on perception or on knowledge about habits. Often these indications are vague. This book focuses on sentence adverbs and so-called function words in Slavic languages. Six of them were subject of a questionnaire survey, whose discussion, preceded by general methodological background, occupies the second part of this book. The first half contains a thorough consideration of notional links between evidentiality and related domains, first of all of epistemic modality, and it discusses the intricacies of doing lexicography of evidential marking.