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The History of the European Monetary Union

by Daniela Preda Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (March 15, 2017)

The financial and economic crisis that hit Europe in 2009 brought out the precariousness of the monetary union, accentuating the economic disequilibrium among European nations and strengthening Euro-skepticism....


Voicing Voluntary Childlessness

by Natalie Edwards Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (December 29, 2015)

The decision to reject motherhood is the subject of several key works of literature in French since the new millennium. This book looks at first-person accounts of voluntary childlessness by women writing in...


Authority and Wisdom in the New Ireland

by Carmen Zamorano Llena & Billy Gray Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (December 29, 2015)

Since the end of the nineteenth century, Ireland has witnessed a profound reconfiguration of its cultural, political, constitutional and religious identities, resulting in an unparalleled questioning of the...


Gender and Leadership in Education

by Kay Fuller & Judith Harford Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (December 29, 2015)

The under-representation of women in leadership positions in educational settings is a widely acknowledged, complex phenomenon that seems to persist, despite the fact that teaching as a profession is dominated...


Digital Literature for Children

by Mireia Manresa & Neus Real Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (December 29, 2015)

This book is the result of a research project carried out by the research group GRETEL from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) on children’s and adolescents’ digital literary education. It offers...


Revealing Democracy

by Chantal Maillé, Greg M. Nielsen & Danièle Salée Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (April 01, 2014)

Anxieties over the Islamic face covering and over the proper management of otherness in liberal democracies seem to have reached a new peak with the introduction of legislation banning the burka in France and...


A Diagnosis of Modern Life

by Stijn De Cauwer Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (July 15, 2014)

Robert Musil’s Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften is not only a towering masterpiece of German literature but also an impressively rich and razor-sharp assessment of life in the beginning of the twentieth century....


False Friends in Learner Corpora

by M Luisa Roca-Varela Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (November 06, 2015)

This book is conceived as a contribution to the general understanding of learner language. It presents an innovative approach to the study of English false friends. False friends are a current issue for those...


House of Lords Reform: A History

by Peter Raina Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (February 27, 2014)

One of the peculiarities of British history is the development of a constitution headed by the Crown and the two Houses of Parliament. This system emerged to become a balance of democracy, efficiency and moderation...


Translation and Popular Music

by Sebnem Susam-Saraeva Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (November 27, 2015)

Research on translation and music has so far focused mainly on «art music» and on issues such as quality, singability and accessibility. Studies which seek to embed translation and music within their historical...


"Voelkisch" Writers and National Socialism

by Guy Tourlamain Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (August 18, 2014)

This book provides a view of literary life under the Nazis, highlighting the ambiguities, rivalries and conflicts that determined the cultural climate of that period and beyond. Focusing on a group of writers...


Tabloid Century

by Adrian Bingham & Martin Conboy Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (March 02, 2015)

Popular newspapers played a vital role in shaping British politics, society and culture in the twentieth century. This book provides a concise and accessible historical overview of the rise of the tabloid format...


Interactivity 2

by Alec Charles Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (July 25, 2014)

Two years is a long time in the world of new media – a world of phubbing and selfies, of cyberbullying and neknomination, of bitcoins, Prism surveillance and Google Glass. Much has occurred since the first...


Japan Copes with Calamity

by Tom Gill, Brigitte Steger & David H. Slater Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (February 20, 2015)

Four years after the 3.11 disaster in Japan, this acclaimed collection of ethnographies in English on the Japanese communities affected by the giant Tohoku earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disasters continues...


Mick Imlah

by Robert Selby & Andre Naffis-Sahely Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (July 24, 2015)

As well as a highly respected poet and editor, Mick Imlah (1956–2009) was one of the finest literary critics of his generation. He spent most of his twenty-five-year career working for the Times Literary Supplement...


The Seventh Earl Beauchamp

by Peter Raina Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (June 03, 2016)

The 7th Earl Beauchamp was a prominent figure in English public life in the years 1900–30, but his career ended in scandal. He was barred from English soil, his reputation was destroyed and his papers were...


Staging the Fascist War

by Luigi Petrella Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (June 03, 2016)

Historians regard the Italian home front during the Second World War as an observation post from which to study the relationship between Fascism and society during the years of the collapse of the Mussolini...


Exploring the Utopian Impulse

by Michael J. Griffin & Tom Moylan Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (February 16, 2015)

Exploring the Utopian Impulse presents a series of essays by an international and trans-disciplinary group of contributors that explores the nature and extent of the utopian impulse. Working across a range of...


Pierre Klossowski

by Herve Castanet Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (May 20, 2014)

This book examines the many facets of the work of Pierre Klossowski (1905–2001). Klossowski first established himself as a writer and was known and admired by peers such as Bataille, Blanchot, Gide, Foucault,...


Dubbing, Film and Performance

by Charlotte Bosseaux Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (July 31, 2015)

Research on dubbing in audiovisual productions has been prolific in the past few decades, which has helped to expand our understanding of the history and impact of dubbing worldwide. Much of this work, however,...


Demand the Impossible

by Tom Moylan Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (June 05, 2014)

Although published in 1986, Demand the Impossible was written from inside the oppositional political culture of the 1970s. Reading works by Joanna Russ, Ursula K. Le Guin, Marge Piercy, and Samuel R. Delany...


Embracing Democracy

by Donald L. Wallace Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (September 10, 2014)

Hermann Broch wrote two of the most significant novels of German modernism, The Sleepwalkers and The Death of Virgil, which established his importance to German literature. His writings on democracy, mass delusion...


Rules and Exceptions

by Christopher Beedham, Warwick Danks & Ether Soselia Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (April 01, 2014)

This book assembles a collection of papers first presented at the Summer School and Conference on the Method of Lexical Exceptions held at the University of St Andrews, Scotland, 2-8 September 2007, which explored...


Thinking Between Islam and the West

by Chi-Chung (Andy) Yu Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (February 11, 2014)

In this book, the author assesses the social vision of three western Muslim intellectuals, Seyyed H. Nasr, Bassam Tibi and Tariq Ramadan. He finds that the thoughts of Nasr and his students promote a kind of...


Radical Unions in Europe and the Future of Collective Interest Representation

by Heather Connolly, Lefteris Kretsos & Craig Phelan Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (April 14, 2014)

This book analyses contemporary trends in radical unionism in Europe. It contains nine country case-studies that probe the limits and possibilities of trade union renewal with a focus on radical activity. The...


Of Mermaids and Others

by Cary A. Shay Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (January 30, 2014)

This volume is a critical introduction to the poetry of Irish writer Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill. Writing poetry exclusively in Irish but allowing and overseeing translations of her work into several languages, primarily...


New Visions of the Child in Italian Cinema

by Danielle Hipkins & Roger Pitt Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (August 06, 2014)

The figure of the child has long been a mainstay of Italian cinema, conventionally interpreted as a witness of adult shortcomings, a vessel of innocence, hope and renewal, or an avatar of nostalgia for the (cinematic)...


«A Slashing Man of Action»

by Elaine McFarland Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (October 16, 2014)

Hailed by General Sir Ian Hamilton as «a slashing man of action», Aylmer Hunter-Weston began the Great War as one of the British Army’s rising stars. By its close, his reputation was very different. Branded...


Jorge Semprún

by Daniela Omlor Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (April 14, 2014)

Jorge Semprún is a leading writer from the first generation of Spanish Civil War exiles, yet studies of his work have often focused solely on his literary testimony to the concentration camps and his political...


Of Empire and the City

by Maurizio Cinquegrani Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (February 11, 2014)

This book explores the cinematic representation of the city in British film from 1895 to 1914, featuring depictions of London, Glasgow, Dublin, Delhi and other British colonial cities. The author argues that...


Political, Religious and Social Conflict in the States of Savoy, 1400–1700

by Sarah Alyn Stacey Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (February 19, 2014)

Taking conflict as its collective theme, this book brings together the work of early modern specialists to offer a range of insights into the political, social and religious climate in Savoy between 1400 and...


Cinema at the Shore

by Fiona Handyside Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (January 30, 2014)

From Brigitte Bardot in her bikini at the Cannes Film Festival, to François Ozon’s intimate portrayals of grief and loss, some of the most iconic and challenging moments in French cinema are associated with...


Isotopias

by Peter Tame Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (July 31, 2015)

This monograph is the first book to examine places and spaces in French war fiction of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. These places and spaces are presented as literary isotopias, or fictional «worlds»,...


Nationalisms and Identities among Indigenous Peoples

by Martina Neuburger & H. Peter Dörrenbächer Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (November 06, 2014)

This book investigates nationalisms and the emergence of national identities among the Indigenous peoples across North America. It examines the many difficulties which the Native communities have had to face...


«Desaparición»

by Gabriele Andreozzi Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (April 29, 2014)

The current situation in Argentina is unprecedented. In compliance with prescribed timings and procedures, the crimes committed by the state in recent history are being prosecuted and penalized. This book traces...


Choices and Constraints

by Jian Zhu Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (February 11, 2014)

This book seeks to investigate gender differences in final year undergraduates’ employment expectations of their starting jobs, including salary, occupational and working region expectations, and to identify...


Rethinking ‘Identities’

by Lucille Cairns & Santiago Fouz-Hernandez Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (April 14, 2014)

This volume sets out to re-imagine the theoretical and epistemological presuppositions of existing scholarship on identities. Despite a well-established body of scholarly texts that examine the concept from...


Cosmopolitan Modernity

by Anastasia Marinopoulou Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (July 24, 2015)

This book examines recent debates on the political dynamics of cosmopolitanism, particularly in its connection with European civil society and the public sphere. The aim of the volume is to trace to what extent...


Bourdieu and Data Analysis

by Michael Grenfell & Frédéric Lebaron Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (February 05, 2014)

Uniquely amongst the numerous publications to appear on the work of the French social theorist Pierre Bourdieu, this book deals with data analysis, examining a range of techniques and instruments. After an introductory...


The Poetics of Sight

by John Harvey Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (March 26, 2015)

«Ut pictura poesis», Horace said, but through the two millennia in which «the sister arts» have been compared, little has been said about the nature of sight itself. What we see in «our mind’s eye» as...


Songbirds on the Literary Stage

by Julia Effertz Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (December 04, 2015)

This interdisciplinary study, situated at the cross-section of music, literature and gender, examines the woman singer and her song as a literary motif in French and German prose fiction from the 1790s to the...


Shockwaves of Possibility

by Phillip E. Wegner Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (September 22, 2014)

Shockwaves of Possibility explores the deep utopianism of one of the most significant modern cultural practices: science fiction. The author contends that utopianism is not simply a motif in SF, but rather is...


Discovering Women’s History

by Christa Spreizer Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (July 25, 2014)

Discovering Women’s History brings to light the work of a selection of German-speaking women journalists from the first half of the twentieth century who made significant contributions to German life and culture,...


Speaking the Postcolonial Nation

by Luis R. Mitras, Jessica Falconi, Sheila Khan & Kamila Krakowska et al. Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (August 18, 2014)

This volume brings together interviews on the topic of the postcolonial nation and its narrations with prominent writers from Angola and Mozambique. The interviewees offer personal insights into the history...


Narrating the Postcolonial Nation

by Luis R. Mitras, Hilary Owen, Ana Mafalda Leite & Rita Chaves et al. Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (August 18, 2014)

The essays collected in this volume look at the way that Mozambican and Angolan literary works seek to narrate, re-create and make sense of the postcolonial nation. Some of the studies focus on individual works;...


Strange Adventures

by Elizabeth Sercombe Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (April 01, 2016)

Strange Adventures examines portrayals of womanhood in the works of prize-winning French author Pierrette Fleutiaux. Fleutiaux’s refreshing pictures of womanhood offer insights into how women can become more...


Partial Visions

by Angelika Bammer Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (December 04, 2015)

What would a good world for women look like? How would we get there from where we are and how would we have to change ourselves in the process? This book examines a critical moment in recent American and western...


Critique of Cosmopolitan Reason

by Rebecka Lettevall & Kristian Petrov Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (July 07, 2014)

Since the Enlightenment, the definition of terms such as humanity, citizenship and rights has fluctuated and these ideas continue to have relevance for contemporary discussions of globalization from a «cosmopolitan»...


Global Legacies of the Great Irish Famine

by Marguérite Corporaal, Christopher Cusack, Lindsay Janssen & Ruud van den Beuken Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (September 23, 2014)

The 150th anniversary of Ireland’s Great Famine in the 1990s generated a significant increase in scholarship on the history of the crisis and its social and cultural aftermath. Two decades later, interest...


Introduction to Kalophony, the Byzantine «Ars Nova»

by Gregorios Th. Stathis & Konstantinos Terzopoulos Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (November 06, 2014)

The anagrams, or more generally, the mathemata and morphologically related kalophonic forms of Byzantine melopoeïa, constitute the artistic creations by which Psaltic Art is known in all its splendour and becomes...