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By More Than Providence: Grand Strategy and American Power in the Asia Pacific Since 1783 (A Nancy Bernkopf Tucker and Warren I. Cohen Book on American–East Asian Relations)

by Michael Green

Soon after the American Revolution, ?certain of the founders began to recognize the strategic significance of Asia and the Pacific and the vast material and cultural resources at stake there. Over the coming generations, the United States continued to ask how best to expand trade with the region and whether to partner with China, at the center of the continent, or Japan, looking toward the Pacific. Where should the United States draw its defensive line, and how should it export democratic principles? In a history that spans the eighteenth century to the present, Michael J. Green follows the development of U.S. strategic thinking toward East Asia, identifying recurring themes in American statecraft that reflect the nation's political philosophy and material realities.Drawing on archives, interviews, and his own experience in the Pentagon and White House, Green finds one overarching concern driving U.S. policy toward East Asia: a fear that a rival power might use the Pacific to isolate and threaten the United States and prevent the ocean from becoming a conduit for the westward free flow of trade, values, and forward defense. By More Than Providence works through these problems from the perspective of history's major strategists and statesmen, from Thomas Jefferson to Alfred Thayer Mahan and Henry Kissinger. It records the fate of their ideas as they collided with the realities of the Far East and adds clarity to America's stakes in the region, especially when compared with those of Europe and the Middle East.

From Student to Scholar: A Candid Guide to Becoming a Professor

by Steven Cahn

Steven M. Cahn's advice on the professorial life covers an extensive range of critical issues: how to plan, complete, and defend a dissertation; how to navigate a job interview; how to improve teaching performance; how to prepare and publish research; how to develop a professional network; and how to garner support for tenure. He deals with such hurdles as a difficult dissertation advisor, problematic colleagues, and the pressures of the tenure clock. Whether you are beginning graduate study, hoping to secure an academic position, or striving to build a professorial career, Cahn's insights are invaluable to traversing the thickets of academia.

Cloud of the Impossible: Negative Theology and Planetary Entanglement (Insurrections: Critical Studies in Religion, Politics, and Culture)

by Catherine Keller

The experience of the impossible churns up in our epoch whenever a collective dream turns to trauma: politically, sexually, economically, and with a certain ultimacy, ecologically. Out of an ancient theological lineage, the figure of the cloud comes to convey possibility in the face of the impossible. An old mystical nonknowing of God now hosts a current knowledge of uncertainty, of indeterminate and interdependent outcomes, possibly catastrophic. Yet the connectivity and collectivity of social movements, of the fragile, unlikely webs of an alternative notion of existence, keep materializing--a haunting hope, densely entangled, suggesting a more convivial, relational world.Catherine Keller brings process, feminist, and ecopolitical theologies into transdisciplinary conversation with continental philosophy, the quantum entanglements of a "participatory universe," and the writings of Nicholas of Cusa, Walt Whitman, A. N. Whitehead, Gilles Deleuze, and Judith Butler, to develop a "theopoetics of nonseparable difference." Global movements, personal embroilments, religious diversity, the inextricable relations of humans and nonhumans--these phenomena, in their unsettling togetherness, are exceeding our capacity to know and manage. By staging a series of encounters between the nonseparable and the nonknowable, Keller shows what can be born from our cloudiest entanglement.

How to Read a Japanese Poem

by Steven D. Carter

How to Read a Japanese Poem offers a comprehensive approach to making sense of traditional Japanese poetry of all genres and periods. Steven D. Carter explains to Anglophone students the methods of composition and literary interpretation used by Japanese poets, scholars, and critics from ancient times to the present, and adds commentary that will assist the modern reader.How to Read a Japanese Poem presents readings of poems by major figures such as Saigyō and Bashō as well as lesser known poets, with nearly two hundred examples that encompass all genres of Japanese poetry. The book gives attention to well-known forms such as haikai or haiku, as well as ancient songs, comic poems, and linked verse. Each chapter provides examples of a genre in chronological order, followed by notes about authorship and other contextual details, including the time of composition, physical setting, and social occasion. The commentaries focus on a central feature of Japanese poetic discourse: that poems are often occasional, written in specific situations, and are best read in light of their milieu. Carter elucidates key concepts useful in examining Japanese poetics as well as the technical vocabulary of Japanese poetic discourse, familiarizing students with critical terms and concepts. An appendix offers succinct definitions of technical terms and essays on aesthetic ideals and devices.

Race Capital?: Harlem as Setting and Symbol

by Editors Daniel Matlin Andrew M. Fearnley

For close to a century, Harlem has been the iconic black neighborhood widely seen as the heart of African American life and culture, both celebrated as the vanguard of black self-determination and lamented as the face of segregation. But with Harlem’s demographic, physical, and commercial landscapes rapidly changing, the neighborhood’s status as a setting and symbol of black political and cultural life looks uncertain. As debate swirls around Harlem’s present and future, Race Capital? revisits a century of the area’s history, culture, and imagery, exploring how and why it achieved its distinctiveness and significance and offering new accounts of Harlem’s evolving symbolic power.In this book, leading scholars consider crucial aspects of Harlem’s social, political, and intellectual history; its artistic, cultural, and economic life; and its representation across an array of media and genres. Together they reveal a community at once local and transnational, coalescing and conflicted; one that articulated new visions of a cosmopolitan black modernity while clashing over distinctions of ethnicity, gender, class, and sexuality. Topics explored include Harlem as a literary phenomenon; recent critiques of Harlem exceptionalism; gambling and black business history; the neighborhood’s transnational character; its importance in the black freedom struggle; black queer spaces; and public policy and neighborhood change in historical context. Spanning a century, from the emergence of the Harlem Renaissance to present-day controversies over gentrification, Race Capital? models new Harlem scholarship that interrogates exceptionalism while taking seriously the importance of place and locality, offering vistas onto new directions for African American and diasporic studies.

The Reincarnated Giant: An Anthology of Twenty-First-Century Chinese Science Fiction (Weatherhead Books on Asia)

by Edited by Mingwei Song Theodore Huters

A new wave of Chinese science fiction is here. This golden age has not only resurrected the genre but also subverted its own conventions. Going beyond political utopianism and technological optimism, contemporary Chinese writers conjure glittering visions and subversive experiments—ranging from space opera to cyberpunk, utopianism to the posthuman, and parodies of China’s rise to deconstructions of the myth of national development.This anthology showcases the best of contemporary science fiction from Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the People’s Republic of China. In fifteen short stories and novel excerpts, The Reincarnated Giant opens a doorway into imaginary realms alongside our own world and the history of the future. Authors such as Lo Yi-chin, Dung Kai-cheung, Han Song, Chen Qiufan, and the Hugo winner Liu Cixin—some alive during the Cultural Revolution, others born in the 1980s—blur the boundaries between realism and surrealism, between politics and technology. They tell tales of intergalactic war; decoding the last message sent from an extinct human race; the use of dreams as tools to differentiate cyborgs and humans; poets’ strange afterlife inside a supercomputer; cannibalism aboard an airplane; and unchecked development that leads to uncontrollable catastrophe. At a time when the Chinese government promotes the “Chinese dream,” the dark side of the new wave shows a nightmarish unconscious. The Reincarnated Giant is an essential read for anyone interested in the future of the genre.

A Genealogy of Devotion: Bhakti, Tantra, Yoga, and Sufism in North India

by Patton E. Burchett

In this book, Patton E. Burchett offers a path-breaking genealogical study of devotional (bhakti) Hinduism that traces its understudied historical relationships with tantra, yoga, and Sufism. Beginning in India’s early medieval “Tantric Age” and reaching to the present day, Burchett focuses his analysis on the crucial shifts of the early modern period, when the rise of bhakti communities in North India transformed the religious landscape in ways that would profoundly affect the shape of modern-day Hinduism.A Genealogy of Devotion illuminates the complex historical factors at play in the growth of bhakti in Sultanate and Mughal India through its pivotal interactions with Indic and Persianate traditions of asceticism, monasticism, politics, and literature. Shedding new light on the importance of Persian culture and popular Sufism in the history of devotional Hinduism, Burchett’s work explores the cultural encounters that reshaped early modern North Indian communities. Focusing on the Rāmānandī bhakti community and the tantric Nāth yogīs, Burchett describes the emergence of a new and Sufi-inflected devotional sensibility—an ethical, emotional, and aesthetic disposition—that was often critical of tantric and yogic religiosity. Early modern North Indian devotional critiques of tantric religiosity, he shows, prefigured colonial-era Orientalist depictions of bhakti as “religion” and tantra as “magic.” Providing a broad historical view of bhakti, tantra, and yoga while simultaneously challenging dominant scholarly conceptions of them, A Genealogy of Devotion offers a bold new narrative of the history of religion in India.

Electrified Voices: How the Telephone, Phonograph, and Radio Shaped Modern Japan, 1868–1945 (Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University)

by Kerim Yasar

Long before karaoke’s ubiquity and the rise of global brands such as Sony, Japan was a place where new audio technologies found eager users and contributed to new cultural forms. In Electrified Voices, Kerim Yasar traces the origins of the modern soundscape, showing how the revolutionary nature of sound technology and the rise of a new auditory culture played an essential role in the formation of Japanese modernity.A far-reaching cultural history of the telegraph, telephone, phonograph, radio, and early sound film in Japan, Electrified Voices shows how these technologies reshaped the production of culture. Audio technologies upended the status of the written word as the only source of prestige while revivifying traditional forms of orality. The ability to reproduce and transmit sound, freeing it from the constraints of time and space, had profound consequences on late nineteenth-century language reform; twentieth-century literary, musical, and cinematic practices; the rise of militarism and nationalism in the 1920s and 30s; and the transition to the postwar period inaugurated by Emperor Hirohito’s declaration of unconditional surrender to Allied forces—a declaration that was recorded on a gramophone record and broadcast throughout the defeated Japanese empire. The first cultural history in English of auditory technologies in modern Japan, Electrified Voices enriches our understanding of Japanese modernity and offers a major contribution to sound studies and global media history.

The Original Meaning of the Yijing: Commentary on the Scripture of Change (Translations from the Asian Classics)

by Xi Zhu

The Yijing (I Ching), or Scripture of Change, is traditionally considered the first and most profound of the Chinese classics. Originally a divination manual based on trigrams and hexagrams, by the beginning of the first millennium it had acquired written explanations and a series of appendices attributed to Confucius, which transformed it into a work of wisdom literature as well as divination. Over the centuries, hundreds of commentaries were written on it, but for the past thousand years, one of the most influential has been that of Zhu Xi (1130–1200), who synthesized the major interpretive approaches to the text and integrated it into his system of moral self-cultivation.Joseph A. Adler’s translation of the Yijing includes for the first time in any Western language Zhu Xi’s commentary in full. Adler explores Zhu Xi’s interpretation of the text and situates it in the context of his overall theoretical system. Zhu Xi held that the Yijing was originally composed for the purpose of divination by the mythic sage Fuxi, who intended to create a system to aid decision making. The text’s meaning, therefore, could not be captured by a single commentator; it would emerge for each person through the process of divination. This translation makes available to the English-language audience a crucial text in the history of Chinese religion and philosophy, with an introduction and translator’s notes that explain its intellectual and historical context.

Journalism in the Age of Virtual Reality: How Experiential Media Are Transforming News

by John Pavlik

With the advent of the internet and handheld or wearable media systems that plunge the user into 360º video, augmented—or virtual reality—technology is changing how stories are told and created. In this book, John V. Pavlik argues that a new form of mediated communication has emerged: experiential news. Experiential media delivers not just news stories but also news experiences, in which the consumer engages news as a participant or virtual eyewitness in immersive, multisensory, and interactive narratives.Pavlik describes and analyzes new tools and approaches that allow journalists to tell stories that go beyond text and image. He delves into developing forms such as virtual reality, haptic technologies, interactive documentaries, and drone media, presenting the principles of how to design and frame a story using these techniques. Pavlik warns that although experiential news can heighten user engagement and increase understanding, it may also fuel the transformation of fake news into artificial realities, and he discusses the standards of ethics and accuracy needed to build public trust in journalism in the age of virtual reality. Journalism in the Age of Virtual Reality offers important lessons for practitioners seeking to produce quality experiential news and those interested in the ethical considerations that experiential media raise for journalism and the public.

Prodigies of Mystery: Limited Edition II (Prodigies of Mystery #2)

by Lindsay Townsend Conda V. Douglas C. Chessher

3 Mystery Novels in 1...Starke Naked Dead by Conda V. Douglas...Jeweler Dora must become a sleuth to solve a murder in the first of the Starke Dead cozy mystery series. An Older Evil by Lindsay Townsend...In the spring of 1386 trouble is brewing, murderous trouble... The Highway Shooter: A South Texas Cozy Mystery by C. Chessher...In The Highway Shooter: A South Texas Cozy Mystery, newspaper reporter Glennis Dunning and Deputy Sheriff Jake Briggs join forces to free a Hispanic teenager wrongly accused of murder.

Prodigies of Sci-Fi: Limited Edition I (Prodigies of Sci-Fi #1)

by Rosalie Skinner Cyrus Keith John B. Rosenman Joanne Elder

4 Sci-Fi novels in 1: Exiled: Autumn's Peril by Rosalie Skinner...Hunted by off world assassins, haunted by ghosts, homesick for a planet light-years away, Caleath's quest is to survive and escape. / Becoming NADIA by Cyrus Keith, Epic Winner..."What's one more little white lie?" Inspector of the Cross by John B. Rosenman...Across four millenna, Turtan, our greatest hero, battles to save all humanity from invincible aliens. Spectra by Joanne Elder...What happens when the fragile line between genius and insanity is drawn with the blood of an entire species?

Prodigies of Mystery: Limited Edition I (Prodigies of Mystery #1)

by David Fraser Lisa J. Lickel Heather Fraser Brainerd M. G. Thomas

Prodigies of Mystery: Edition I offers you 3 novels in 1. José Picada, P.I.: Deception Al Denteby Heather Fraser Brainerd and David Fraser...Paranormal Mystery. New detective Josie Cates never thought her first real case would lead to the world of black magic. The Last Bequest by Lisa J. Lickel...Cozy Mystery - Just how high a price does buried treasure command? Wild Vengeance by M.G. Thomas...Suspense Mystery - Deaths, threats and sick attacks in a small, rural English town and the local church is the scene of several incidents.

Tracking the Rise of the Radical Right Globally: CARR Yearbook 2018/2019

by William Allchorn

2018 was a tumultuous year in global politics. Starting with the rise of the Lega Nord in Italy and ending with the election of Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil, it has never been such a pertinent time to study the radical right. This yearbook pulls together the best commentary and analysis from an international consortium of expert scholars examining the ebb and flow of radical right movements from around the world. Starting with a concise analysis of key definitions of the radical right and historical precursors, it takes the reader on a journey through European, then American, and finally through non-Western manifestations of the radical right. The book ends with a thematic analysis of key tactics and issues related to the radical right—including social media, hate crime, and terrorism. This unique survey provides an unparalleled snapshot of global developments in 2018—useful to scholars, students, practitioners, and interested members of the public alike.

Birth of a New Earth: The Radical Politics of Environmentalism

by Adrian Parr

In response to unprecedented environmental degradation, activists and popular movements have risen up to fight the crisis of climate change and the ongoing devastation of the earth. The environmental movement has undeniably influenced even its adversaries, as the language of sustainability can be found in corporate mission statements, government policy, and national security agendas. However, the price of success has been compromise, prompting soul-searching and questioning of the politics of environmentalism. Is it a revolutionary movement that opposes the current system? Or is it reformist, changing the system by working within it?In Birth of a New Earth, Adrian Parr argues that this is a false choice, calling for a shift from an opposition between revolution and incremental change to a renewed collective imagination. Parr insists that environmental destruction is at its core a problem of democratization and decolonization. It requires reckoning with militarism, market fundamentalism, and global inequality and mobilizing an alternative political vision capable of freeing the collective imagination in order to replace an apocalyptic mindset frozen by the spectacle of violence. Birth of a New Earth locates the emancipatory work of environmental politics in solidarities that can bring together different constituencies, fusing opposing political strategies and paradigms by working both inside and outside the prevailing system. She discusses experiments in food sovereignty, collaborative natural-resource management, and public-interest design initiatives that test new models of economic democratization. Ultimately, Parr proclaims, environmental politics is the refusal to surrender life to the violence of global capitalism, corporate governance, and militarism. This defiance can serve as the source for the birth of a new earth.

Liberalismo: Una cartografía

by Cristobal Bellolio

Un mapa que ilustra las múltiples modalidades de esta corriente política e intelectual Lo que hacen estas páginas es recorrer distintos debates donde la gran familia liberal se tensiona en torno a principios o valores que no se reducen (necesariamente) a la distribución final de los recursos materiales. A partir de estas tensiones, se trazan otras tantas distinciones al interior del liberalismo. El autor propone, por tanto, siete formas de cartografiar —de ahí el título del libro— la filosofía política liberal.

Zona cero: Una novela


Había una vez un país llamado Chile... que fue secuestrado por chupasangres. Un gigantesco cataclismo desata una plaga desconocida que convierte la ciudad de Santiago en un escenario apocalíptico. Un corresponsal extranjero necesita entrar a la ciudad para rescatar a su mujer, la que acaba de enterarse que está embarazada. Pero se encuentra que la capital está sitiada. Tropas extranjeras prohíben el ingreso de cualquier persona a la «zona cero» donde cunde el caos luego de que sus habitantes se han convertido en bestias que provocan destrucción y muerte a su paso. Junto a un militar estadounidense y un grupo de mineros en huelga, realizarán una apasionante y peligrosa travesía por las calles de un Santiago poblado de monstruos. Su misión: rescatar a un cura caído en desgracia que tiene la clave para enfrentar al legendario mal que los acecha.

Epifanía en el desierto

by Hernán Rivera Letelier

Por primera vez en su larga carrera, Hernán Rivera Letelier se embarca en la crónica para contar la impresionante historia de cómo se transformó, a sus cuarenta y cuatro años, y contra todo pronóstico, en uno de los escritores más leídos de Chile. Un obrero del salitre, aislado en Pedro de Valdivia, sin haber terminado ni siquiera la educación básica, no podía haber escrito esa obra, pensaron los capitalinos cuando en 1994 ganó uno de los premios literarios más importantes con su novela La Reina Isabel cantaba rancheras. Este libro relata las increíbles anécdotas y experiencias que vivió Rivera Letelier mientras se embarcaba, con la clara intuición de que le cambiaría la vida, en su ópera prima. Una confesión entrañable que «no solo tiene ribetes novelescos, algunos rayan en lo prodigioso».

Economic Normalization with Cuba: A Roadmap for US Policymakers (Policy Analyses in International Economics #103)

by Gary Clyde Hufbauer Barbara Kotschwar

Will the Obama administration's decision to normalize relations with Cuba usher in a new era of economic cooperation, trade, and investment between the two countries? This prescient book, published only eight months before President Obama's historic announcement at the end of 2014, provides answers to that question and offers a roadmap for a sequenced lifting of the Cold War era economic sanctions against Cuba. Gary Clyde Hufbauer and Barbara Kotschwar lay out the difficulties of achieving a dynamic economic relationship. They caution that a unilateral dismantling of US sanctions without insuring that proper institutions are in place in Cuba could squander this golden opportunity for US companies and hurt Cubans. They argue that US policies should encourage Cuba to liberalize its economy and adopt democratic institutions, so that it does not transition from a Communist dictatorship to a corrupt and authoritarian oligarchy. This farsighted book, produced in anticipation of an opening with Cuba that seemed impossible to some skeptics, is a must-read for anyone interested in the evolution of a historically contentious relationship that promises to evolve productively if the right policies are pursued.

Trauma: Contemporary Directions in Trauma Theory, Research, and Practice

by Shoshana Ringel Jerrold R. Brandell

An expanded and revised edition of the first social work text to focus specifically on the theoretical and clinical issues associated with trauma, this comprehensive anthology incorporates the latest research in trauma theory and clinical applications. It presents key developments in the conceptualization of trauma and covers a wide range of clinical treatments.Trauma features coverage of emerging therapeutic modalities and clinical themes, focusing on the experiences of historically disenfranchised, marginalized, oppressed, and vulnerable groups. Clinical chapters discuss populations and themes including cultural and historical trauma among Native Americans, the impact of bullying on children and adolescents, the use of art therapy with traumatically bereaved children, historical and present-day trauma experiences of incarcerated African American women, and the effects of trauma treatment on the therapist. Other chapters examine trauma-related interventions derived from diverse theoretical frameworks, such as cognitive-behavioral theory, attachment theory, mindfulness theory, and psychoanalytic theory.

An Improbable Life: My Sixty Years at Columbia and Other Adventures

by Michael I. Sovern

Columbia University began the second half of the twentieth century in decline, bottoming out with the student riots of 1968. Yet by the close of the century, the institution had regained its stature as one of the greatest universities in the world.According to the New York Times, "If any one person is responsible for Columbia's recovery, it is surely Michael Sovern." In this memoir, Sovern, who served as the university's president from 1980 to 1993, recounts his sixty-year involvement with the institution after growing up in the South Bronx. He addresses key issues in academia, such as affordability, affirmative action, the relative rewards of teaching and research, lifetime tenure, and the role of government funding. Sovern also reports on his many off-campus adventures, including helping the victims of the Tuskegee syphilis experiment, stepping into the chairmanship of Sotheby's, responding to a strike by New York City's firemen, a police riot and threats to shut down the city's transit system, playing a role in the theater world as president of the Shubert Foundation, and chairing the Commission on Integrity in Government.

La villa de las telas (Inspector Mascarell Ser. #3)

by Anne Jacobs

Una emocionante saga familiar, para fans de Downton Abbey, María Dueñas, Kate Morton o Lucinda Riley, que ha cautivado ya a más de dos millones y medio de lectores. «Una familia industrial a principios del siglo XX: celos, intrigas, secretos oscuros y un gran amor. La villa de las telas es una novela que engancha al lector hasta la última línea.»Sarah Lark Una mansión.Una poderosa familia.Un oscuro secreto. El destino de una familia en tiempos convulsos y un amor que todo lo vence. Augsburgo, 1913. La joven Marie entra a trabajar en la cocina de la impresionante villa de los Melzer, una rica familia dedicada a la industria textil. Mientras Marie, una pobre chica proveniente de un orfanato, lucha por abrirse paso entre los criados, los Melzer esperan con ansia el comienzo de la nueva temporada invernal de baile, momento en el que se presentará en sociedad la bella Katharina. Solo Paul, el heredero, permanece ajeno al bullicio, pues prefiere su vida de estudiante en Múnich. Hasta que conoce a Marie... Reseñas:«Es una gran historia de amor, con tintes dramáticos y secretos familiares, que nos ha gustado tanto por su calidad literaria como por su preciosismo histórico.»Revista Kritica «Una novela histórica muy entretenida que capta el ambiente de comienzos del siglo XX.»Fränkische Nachrichten «Amor imposible y las rígidas normas sociales de la Europa central a principios del siglo XX serán el escenario en el que se desenvuelva esta entretenida historia llena de secretos.»Jorge Pato García, El Imparcial «Downtown Abbey en Augsburgo.»Histo-couch «Este libro lo tiene todo, todo que podríamos desear para un día de lluvia: una gran historia de amor, intriga [...] y un gran secreto familiar.»Delmenhorster Kreisblatt «La villa de las telas es el primer volumen de una emocionante saga sobre una dinastía familiar con fábricas textiles. ¡Os lo recomiendo!»Franken Aktuell «Con su escritura fluida, Anne Jacobs sabe cómo seducir a sus lectoras y transportarlas a la vida de la alta sociedad de hace cien años con todo su glamour pero también con sus sombras.»Weilheimer Tagblatt En los blogs...«Una atractiva lectura, de las que conmueven y cautivan a lo largo de todas sus páginas.»Me gustan los libros «Las geniales descripciones de los espacios y la evolución psicológica que nos regala la aclamada autora Anne Jacobs hacen de esta novela toda una delicia que nos lleva a reflexionar sobre la diferencia de clases sociales.»La Petita Librería «La villa de las telas es una saga familiar que atrapa, emocionante y muy entretenida, que me ha hecho disfrutar muchísimo.»Adivina quién lee «Las intrigas y los secretos se suceden como piezas de un puzle que, poco a poco, nos permiten vislumbrar una verdad demasiado abrumadora para los habitantes de esa casa.»Forjada entre sueños «Ideal para perderse entre sus páginas en una de estas tardes de frío, con todos los ingredientes necesarios para enganchar al más escéptico.»Entérate de lo último

Abandonados: Vida y muerte al interior del Sename

by Carolina Rojas

Una investigación periodística que destapa las irregularidades y abusos sufridos por los niños internados en hogares y centros dependientes de Sename. Durante varios años, Carolina Rojas ha investigado lo que sucede dentro de los hogares y centros de internación de menores dependientes de Sename. En este libro reconstruye la historia personal y judicial de niños cuyas vidas cambiaron radicalmente en el momento en que fueron internados en alguna de estas instituciones. Una de sus investigaciones, sobre las residencias para madres adolescentes, fue censurada antes de publicarse por el Primer Juzgado de Familia. Luego de ser publicado en revista Paula, ha obtenido varios reconocimientos en diversos concursos periodísticos. Su libro incluye este reportaje y la historia de Lissette Villa, muerta en una residencia de Sename en abril de 2016.

Einführung in das Altspanische (Romance Languages and Their Didactics #53)

by Stefan Barme

This introduction to Medieval Spanish, or Old Spanish, closes a long-standing gap in the literature. Focusing on the internal history of the Spanish language, it traces its phonetic, grammatical, and lexical development from classical and vulgar Latin to Medieval Spanish. The characteristics of the Old Spanish language are also illustrated through a presentation and commentary of suitable text excerpts that represent its different stages of development.

Is Free Speech Racist? (Debating Race)

by Gavan Titley

The question of free speech is never far from the headlines and frequently declared to be in crisis. Starting from the observation that such debates so often focus on what can and cannot be said in relation to race, Gavan Titley asks why racism has become so central to intense disputes about the status and remit of freedom of speech. Is Free Speech Racist? moves away from recurring debates about the limits of speech to instead examine how the principle of free speech is marshalled in today’s multicultural and intensively mediated societies. This involves tracing the ways in which free speech has been mobilized in far-right politics, in the recycling of ‘race realism’ and other discredited forms of knowledge, and in the politics of immigration and integration. Where there is intense political contestation and public confusion as to what constitutes racism and who gets to define it, ‘free speech’ has been adopted as a primary mechanism for amplifying and re-animating racist ideas and racializing claims. As such, contemporary free speech discourse reveals much about the ongoing life of race and racism in contemporary society.

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