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From Multiculturalism to Hybridity

From Multiculturalism to Hybridity Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Karin Baumgartner,Margrit Zinggeler
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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From Multiculturalism to Hybridity: New Approaches to Teaching Switzerland places Switzerland within the context of transnational labor migration and examines how this German-, French-, Italian-, and Romansh-speaking nation is being transformed by the influx of migrants from all over the world who now constitute a fifth of the population. This dynamic mixture of cultures and races is embodied by a new generation of citizens who call themselves “Secondas and Secondos,” the second generation. Today, Switzerland is leading all industrial nations in growth potential and economic benefits from migration (OECD). The articles in this volume analyze the challenges, successes, and ongoing struggles Switzerland experiences with migration, focusing specifically on what it means to shape a nation-state by political will rather than linguistic and cultural unity. From Multiculturalism to Hybridity also offers teaching suggestions for the French, German, and Italian language and literature classroom as well as for courses in Social, Cultural, and Political Studies. Articles address the hybrid literatures and cultures of Switzerland including films, pageants, smellscapes, and women’s issues and place Switzerland in the context of a unifying European continent. Readers will find ideas and resources for critically investigating and teaching the concepts of cultural hybridity and transculturalism in the high school and college classroom.

Literature of Travel and Exploration

Literature of Travel and Exploration Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jennifer Speake
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135456623
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Containing more than 600 entries, this valuable resource presents all aspects of travel writing. There are entries on places and routes (Afghanistan, Black Sea, Egypt, Gobi Desert, Hawaii, Himalayas, Italy, Northwest Passage, Samarkand, Silk Route, Timbuktu), writers (Isabella Bird, Ibn Battuta, Bruce Chatwin, Gustave Flaubert, Mary Kingsley, Walter Ralegh, Wilfrid Thesiger), methods of transport and types of journey (balloon, camel, grand tour, hunting and big game expeditions, pilgrimage, space travel and exploration), genres (buccaneer narratives, guidebooks, New World chronicles, postcards), companies and societies (East India Company, Royal Geographical Society, Society of Dilettanti), and issues and themes (censorship, exile, orientalism, and tourism). For a full list of entries and contributors, a generous selection of sample entries, and more, visit the Literature of Travel and Exploration: An Encyclopedia website.

Traveling in French Cinema

Traveling in French Cinema Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sylvie Blum-Reid
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137553545
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Traveling in French Cinema by Sylvie Blum-Reid Summary

Travel narratives abound in French cinema since the 1980s. This study delineates recurrent travel tropes in films such as departures and returns, the chase, the escape, nomadic wandering, interior voyages, the unlikely travel, rituals, pilgrimages, migrants' narratives and emergencies, women's travel, and healing narratives.

Blue White Red

Blue White Red Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Alain Mabanckou
Editor: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253007941
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This tale of wild adventure reveals the dashed hopes of Africans living between worlds. When Moki returns to his village from France wearing designer clothes and affecting all the manners of a Frenchman, Massala-Massala, who lives the life of a humble peanut farmer after giving up his studies, begins to dream of following in Moki’s footsteps. Together, the two take wing for Paris, where Massala-Massala finds himself a part of an underworld of out-of-work undocumented immigrants. After a botched attempt to sell metro passes purchased with a stolen checkbook, he winds up in jail and is deported. Blue White Red is a novel of postcolonial Africa where young people born into poverty dream of making it big in the cities of their former colonial masters. Alain Mabanckou's searing commentary on the lives of Africans in France is cut with the parody of African villagers who boast of a son in the country of Digol.

A History of Homosexuality in Europe, Vol. I & II

A History of Homosexuality in Europe, Vol. I & II Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Florence Tamagne
Editor: Algora Publishing
ISBN: 0875863566
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Outstanding Academic Title 2005 - Choice Magazine The period between the two world wars was crucial in the history of homosexuality in Europe. It was then that homosexuality first came out into the light of day. Just crawling out from under the Victorian blanket, Europe was devastated by a gruesome war that consumed the flower of its youth. Tamagne examines the currents of nostalgia and yearning, euphoria, rebellion, and exploration in the postwar era, and the bonds forged at school and on the battlefront, in a scholarly treatise charting the early days of the homosexual and lesbian scene. Berlin became the capital of the new culture, and the center of a political movement seeking rights and protections for what we now call gays and lesbians. In England, the struggle was brisk to undermine the structures and strictures of Victorianism; whereas in France (which was more tolerant, over all), homosexuality remained more subtle and nonmilitant. However, the social and political backlash soon became apparent, first of all in Germany. More conservative attitudes arrested the evolution of the new mores, and it was not until the 1960s that the new wave of the sexual revolution once again swept the continent. Tamagne's work outlines the long and arduous journey from the shadows toward acceptability as the homosexual and lesbian community sets out to find a new legitimacy at various levels of society. She weaves together cultural references from literature, songs and theater, news stories and private correspondence, police reports and government documents to give a rounded picture of the evolving scene. * "The first volume argues that homosexuality, a 'high culture' sort, enjoyed a golden ageconsequent upon the Great War's liberalization of morals. In volume 2, reaction and repression march through the 1930s. [...] A lively read. Highly recommended." - CHOICE Magazine * Florence Tamagne holds a PhD from the prestigious Institute of Political Studies in Paris, France. This is her second book tracing the evolution of homosexuality in Europe.

The Lonely Hearts Hotel

The Lonely Hearts Hotel Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Heather O'Neill
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 1443448818
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From the two-time Giller Prize shortlisted author, a dazzling circus of a novel set in the seductive underside of Montreal and New York between the wars Two babies are abandoned in a Montreal orphanage in the winter of 1910. One is a girl named Rose; the other, a boy named Pierrot. Each display rare gifts that bring them adoration and hatred. As they are made to travel around the city performing clown routines to raise funds for the orphanage, they make plans for a sensational future. They are separated as teenagers and sent off to work as menial servants, but both soon find themselves escaping into the criminal world, participating in the vicious and absurd and perverted underbelly of Montreal and New York City between the wars. They search for each other, and one night, under the snowflakes, they reunite, and the underworld will never look quite the same. With all the storytelling skill and magical language for which she is known, Heather O’Neill dazzles us with a new tale of motherless gangsters, drug addicted pianists, radicalized chorus girls and a city whose economy hinges on the price of a kiss.

The First Twenty

The First Twenty Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jennifer Lavoie
Editor: Bold Strokes Books Inc
ISBN: 1626394172
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Humanity was nearly wiped out when a series of global disasters struck, but pockets of survivors have managed to thrive and are starting to rebuild society. Peyton lives with others in what used to be a factory. When her adopted father is murdered by Scavengers, she is determined to bring justice to those who took him away from her. She didn’t count on meeting Nixie. Nixie is one of the few people born with the ability to dowse for water with her body. In a world where safe water is hard to come by, she’s a valuable tool to her people. When she’s taken by Peyton, they’ll do anything to get her back. As the tension between the groups reaches critical max, Peyton is forced to make a decision: give up the girl she’s learned to love, or risk the lives of those she’s responsible for.

Notes on a Killing

Notes on a Killing Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kevin Flynn,Rebecca Lavoie
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101619392
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Notes on a Killing by Kevin Flynn,Rebecca Lavoie Summary

Their friendship would kill her… Weaver and fiber artist Edith “Pen” Meyer knew her friend Sandy Merritt’s relationship with a married man was wrong. She had even urged Sandy to take out a restraining order against Kenneth Carpenter. Which was why her call to Sandy on February 23, 2005, seemed to come from out of the blue. During it, she told Sandy to drop the restraining order and get back together with Ken. Pen was never seen again. One man stood to gain from Pen’s disappearance: Ken Carpenter. But evidence was bleak: no blood, no DNA, no body. Until detectives found notes hidden beneath a leather chair that turned out to be a playbook for murder… INCLUDES PHOTOS

Chers aventuriers ...

Chers aventuriers ... Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Vincent Noyoux
Editor: Stock
ISBN: 2234074215
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Chers aventuriers ... by Vincent Noyoux Summary

« “La Terre est une vieille prostituée. Elle se vend partout”, écrivait Pierre Mac Orlan. Partir à l’aventure aujourd’hui, c’est essayer de bander devant une vieille tapineuse. Pourtant, pas un jour ne passe sans qu’un olibrius ne s’élance dans quelque coin hostile du globe. Tout à la fois interpellé et agacé, j’ai voulu comprendre pourquoi et dans quel but. À quoi servent les aventuriers d’aujourd’hui : navigateurs, explorateurs, écrivains voyageurs ? Assouvissent-ils un plaisir égoïste ou accomplissent-ils une tâche d’utilité publique ? » Qu’ils gravissent des sommets inviolés, qu’ils franchissent des océans furieux ou qu’ils traversent des espaces désolés, les aventuriers déroutent. Vincent Noyoux en a rencontré neuf. Neuf individus qui, un beau jour, ont décidé de tout plaquer pour mener une existence faite d’incertitudes et d’audace, de maladies tropicales et d’horizons lointains. Il livre avec une juste mesure d’ironie et de tendresse le portrait de chacun, en tentant de répondre à toutes les questions que posent ces anticonformistes habités par le goût du risque. ___ ISABELLE AUTISSIER JEAN-LOUIS ÉTIENNE PATRICE FRANCESCHI MIKE HORN ANTOINE DE MAXIMY BERTRAND PICCARD SONIA & ALEXANDRE POUSSIN SYLVAIN TESSON __

The Way of Shadows

The Way of Shadows Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Brent Weeks
Editor: Orbit
ISBN: 9780316040228
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From NYT bestselling author Brent Weeks comes the first novel in his breakout fantasy trilogy in which a young boy trains under the city's most legendary and feared assassin, Durzo Blint. For Durzo Blint, assassination is an art--and he is the city's most accomplished artist. For Azoth, survival is precarious. Something you never take for granted. As a guild rat, he's grown up in the slums, and learned to judge people quickly--and to take risks. Risks like apprenticing himself to Durzo Blint. But to be accepted, Azoth must turn his back on his old life and embrace a new identity and name. As Kylar Stern, he must learn to navigate the assassins' world of dangerous politics and strange magics--and cultivate a flair for death. Devour this blockbuster tale of assassination and magic by Brent Weeks, which has delighted readers all over the world--with over one million copies in print! Night Angel The Way of Shadows Shadow's Edge Beyond the Shadows Night Angel: The Complete Trilogy (omnibus) Perfect Shadow: A Night Angel Novella (e-only) The Way of Shadows: The Graphic Novel For more from Brent Weeks, check out: Lightbringer The Black Prism The Blinding Knife The Broken Eye The Blood Mirror The Burning White

Rocket Blues

Rocket Blues Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Skuy
Editor: Scholastic Canada
ISBN: 1443133760
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When Rocket gets cut from his AAA bantam hockey team, he needs to re-evaluate his priorities. Bryan Rockwood (aka "Rocket") is faced with the unthinkable: being cut from the Huskies - the AAA hockey team he has played on for three years. With no other teams interested in him, Bryan reluctantly joins a AA team, the Blues, at his best friend Maddy's insistence. Things only get worse when Rocket sees that the Blues don't take hockey seriously. Facing the Huskies in the round robin will give Rocket the chance to prove his skills, but in order to keep his hockey dreams (and his friends) Rocket will have to realize that while hockey is his passion, it is not his entire life.


Antigone Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sophocle
Editor: Larousse
ISBN: 2035873916
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Pour avoir enterré son frère rebelle, Antigone doit être punie de mort. Le tyran Créon refuse de revenir sur sa décision malgré les lamentations des vieillards de Thèbes et les supplications de son propre fils Hémon, fiancé d’Antigone. Seuls les présages de Tirésias le feront changer d’avis, mais il sera déjà trop tard...

Stuart Hall's Voice

Stuart Hall's Voice Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Scott
Editor: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822373025
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Stuart Hall’s Voice explores the ethos of style that characterized Stuart Hall’s intellectual vocation. David Scott frames the book—which he wrote as a series of letters to Hall in the wake of his death—as an evocation of friendship understood as the moral and intellectual medium in which his dialogical hermeneutic relationship with Hall’s work unfolded. In this respect, the book asks: what do we owe intellectually to the work of those whom we know well, admire, and honor? Reflecting one of the lessons of Hall’s style, the book responds: what we owe should be conceived less in terms of criticism than in terms of listening. Hall’s intellectual life was animated by voice in literal and extended senses: not only was his voice distinctive in the materiality of its sound, but his thinking and writing were fundamentally shaped by a dialogical and reciprocal practice of speaking and listening. Voice, Scott suggests, is the central axis of the ethos of Hall’s style. Against the backdrop of the consideration of the voice’s aspects, Scott specifically engages Hall’s relationship to the concepts of "contingency" and "identity," concepts that were dimensions less of a method as such than of an attuned and responsive attitude to the world. This attitude, moreover, constituted an ethical orientation of Hall’s that should be thought of as a special kind of generosity, namely a "receptive generosity," a generosity oriented as much around giving as receiving, as much around listening as speaking.

Twelve Tomorrows

Twelve Tomorrows Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Wade Roush
Editor: MIT Press
ISBN: 026234694X
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Twelve Tomorrows by Wade Roush Summary

Twelve visions of the future—by turns hilarious, frightening, and relevant—from new and established voices in science fiction. In this book, new and established voices in science fiction come together to offer original stories of the future. Ken Liu writes about a virtual currency that hijacks our empathy; Elizabeth Bear shows us a smart home tricked into kidnapping its owner; Clifford V. Johnson presents, in a graphic novella, the story of a computer scientist seeing a new side of the AIs she has invented; and J. M. Ledgard describes a 28,000-year-old AI who meditates on the nature of loneliness. We encounter metal-melting viruses, vegetable-based heart transplants, search-and-rescue drones, and semi-automated sailing ships. Sometimes hilarious, sometimes frightening, and always relevant, Twelve Tomorrows offers compelling visions of potential futures. Originally launched in 2011 by MIT Technology Review, the Twelve Tomorrows series explores the future implications of emerging technologies through the lens of fiction. Featuring a diverse collection of authors, characters, and stories rooted in contemporary real-world science, each volume in the series offers conceivable and inclusive stories of the future, celebrating and continuing the genre of “hard” science fiction pioneered by authors such as Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, and Robert Heinlein. Twelve Tomorrows is the first volume of the series to be published in partnership with the MIT Press. Contributors Elizabeth Bear, SL Huang, Clifford V. Johnson, J. M. Ledgard, Liu Cixin, Ken Liu, Paul McAuley, Nnedi Okorafor, Malka Older, Sarah Pinsker, Alastair Reynolds

Our Little Secret

Our Little Secret Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kevin Flynn,Rebecca Lavoie
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101187476
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Our Little Secret by Kevin Flynn,Rebecca Lavoie Summary

The true story of a teenage killer and the silence of a small New England town. For twenty years Daniel Paquette's murder in New Hampshire went unsolved. It remained a secret between two high school friends until Eric Windhurst's arrest in 2005. What was revealed was a crime born of adolescent passion between Eric and Daniel's stepdaughter, Melanie- redefining the meaning of loyalty, justice, and revenge.

Little Lost Angel

Little Lost Angel Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michael Quinlan
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476715629
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In this riveting true story of teenage obsession, torture, and murder, Quinlan, a staff member of the Louisville Courier-Journal—and the only journalist to interview all the parties involved—recounts the horrific events surrounding the murder of twelve-year-old Shandra Sharer by a group of teenage girls.

Andy Squared

Andy Squared Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jennifer Lavoie
Editor: Bold Strokes Books Inc
ISBN: 160282794X
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Andy Squared by Jennifer Lavoie Summary

Seventeen-year-old twins, Andrew and Andrea Morris, have always been close. They share everythingÑfrom their friends to a roomÑand they both enjoy star positions on their high school's soccer teams. All's right with the twins...or is it? When new student Ryder Coltrane moves from Texas to their small New York town, he spins Andrew's world upside down. All of Andrew's past relationship troubles begin to make sense and his true feelings start to click into place after Ryder comes out to him. His friendship with Ryder turns secretively romantic, but secrets, they soon find out, are hard to keep. Once rumors start to fly, so-called friends turn on them, and the boys' relationship turns into a bomb about to explode. But Andrew never expected it would be his own twin, Andrea, holding a lighter to ignite it.

La Voie de la sagesse chinoise

La Voie de la sagesse chinoise Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michèle Moioli
Editor: Editions L\'Harmattan
ISBN: 2140032896
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Cet ouvrage revient aux sources de la Voie de la sagesse chinoise, qui regroupent trois enseignements : confucianisme, taoïsme et bouddhisme. Mêlant philosophie et religion, ces trois doctrines se retrouvent dans les chefs-d'œuvre de la littérature classique ainsi que dans les contes et légendes, les maximes et les proverbes. L'auteur nous montre ainsi que « la » Voie de la sagesse chinoise n'est pas une mais multiple. Elle est comme un fleuve aux nombreuses ramifications car chacun à sa manière s'efforce de saisir la liberté et le bonheur, aspirations universelles des hommes.

Les médias au Zaïre

Les médias au Zaïre Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Georges Tshionza Matat
Editor: Editions L\'Harmattan
ISBN: 2296324479
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Les médias au Zaïre by Georges Tshionza Matat Summary

Quel rôle a joué le journaliste zaïrois dans sa société jugulée par le Parti-Etat durant trois décennies puis "implosée" par la vraie-fausse "ouverture démocratique" depuis 1990 ? A l'époque de la dictature, coincé entre l'obéissance au pouvoir - dont dépendaient sa carrière, sa fortune, et sa vie même - et la soif de connaissance d'un pays aussi vaste qu'un sous-continent, le professionnel de l'information a choisi le moindre mal : la soumission (ou l'exil). Du coup, ses compatriotes ont perdu l'habitude de lire les journaux ou de suivre l'actualité politique relatée par de fades officines du régime. Ils s'en remettaient plutôt aux organes étrangers pour apprécier voire connaître leur propre actualité ! Et puis vint le boum ! de 1990. La naissance immédiate d'une pléthore de quotidiens, hebdomadaires, virulents, plus aptes pour beaucoup à manier l'insulte et l'anathème que le débat républicain ! Car beaucoup étaient de nouveaux venus dans ce domaine. Presse écrite abondante, d'autant plus que les médias nationaux de masse - radios et TV - restaient du ressort présidentiel. Les lecteurs ont alors abondé et la presse neuve a pu être indépendante. Jusqu'à la période dite de "démocrature" où pressions physiques et financières ont réduit à nouveau lectorat et liberté. Que reste-t-il en 1996 de cet espace de liberté octroyée ? Bien peu. Mais la formation sérieuse peut prendre la relève d'une ouverture en leurre, et une qualité des titres supplanter enfin une quantité qui dessert.

11 romans Azur + 1 gratuit (n°4081 à 4091 - Mai 2019)

11 romans Azur + 1 gratuit (n°4081 à 4091 - Mai 2019) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Collectif
Editor: Harlequin
ISBN: 2280428296
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11 romans Azur + 1 gratuit (n°4081 à 4091 - Mai 2019) by Collectif Summary

Intégrale 11 romans Azur + 1 gratuit : tous les titres Azur de Mai en un seul clic ! Promesses sulfureuses, Kate Walker Un ennemi si proche, Michelle Smart Les terres du désir, Maggie Cox L'otage de son coeur, Abby Green Baisers volés, Melanie Milburne Dans le lit du patron, Carol Marinelli Le pacte de Matteo Vin Santo, Clare Connelly Le secret d'une fiancée, Caitlin Crews La reine de Zufar, Maya Blake Une nuit royale, Kate Hewitt Un aveu saisissant, Sharon Kendrick - Roman réédité Un brûlant malentendu, Annie West - Roman réédité