Migration, Narration, Communication

Cultural Exchanges in a Globalised World

Author: Alicja Witalisz

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9783631606728

Category: Social Science

Page: 207

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The volume offers an interdisciplinary discussion of the phenomenon of migration and mobility in the modern globalised world and their impact on multiple aspects of culture and communication. Contributors, who are literary scholars, linguists and investigators of culture, examine problems related to migration, cultural diversity and cultural globalisation.

Configuring Masculinity in Theory and Literary Practice

Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004299009

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 326

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Configuring Masculinity in Theory and Literary Practice combines a critical survey of the most important concepts in Masculinity Studies with a historical overview of how masculinity has been constructed within British Literature and a special focus on developments in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Introduction to Paremiology

A Comprehensive Guide to Proverb Studies

Author: Hrisztalina Hrisztova-Gotthardt,Melita Aleksa Varga

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110410168

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 382

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This handbook introduces key elements of the philological research area called paremiology. It presents the main subject area as well as the current status of paremiological research. Each chapter is written by a leading scholar-specialist in their area of proverbial research. The book successfully represents a measured balance between the popular and scientific approach.

Migration, Narration, Identity

Cross-cultural Perspectives

Author: Peter Leese,Carly McLaughlin,Wladyslaw Witalisz

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9783631628249

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 185

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This book presents articles resulting from joint research on the representations of migration conducted in connection with the Erasmus Intensive Programme entitled -Migration and Narration- taught to groups of international students over three consecutive summers from 2010 to 2012. The articles focus on various aspects of the migrant experience and try to answer questions about migrant identity and its representations in literature and the media. The book closes with an original play by Carlos Morton, the Chicano playwright working in the United States."

Representations of War, Migration, and Refugeehood

Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Author: Daniel H. Rellstab,Christiane Schlote

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134656831

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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War, migration, and refugeehood are inextricably linked and the complex nature of all three phenomena offers profound opportunities for representation and misrepresentation. This volume brings together international contributors and practitioners from a wide range of fields, practices, and backgrounds to explore and problematize textual and visual inscriptions of war and migration in the arts, the media, and in academic, public, and political discourses. The essays in this collection address the academic and political interest in representations of the migrant and the refugee, and examine the constructed nature of categories and concepts such as ‘war,’ ‘refuge(e),’ ‘victim,’ ‘border,’ ‘home,’ ‘non-place,’ and ‘dis/location.’ Contributing authors engage with some of the most pressing questions surrounding war, migration, and refugeehood as well as with the ways in which war and its multifarious effects and repercussions in society are being framed, propagated, glorified, or contested. This volume initiates an interdisciplinary debate which re-evaluates the relationship between war, migration, and refugeehood and their representations.

Migration and Identity

Author: Rina Benmayor,Andor Skotnes

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412828635

Category: Social Science

Page: 199

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The theme of Migration and Identity is of special concern at a time both of massive worldwide migration and of apparently intensifying national, ethnic, and racial conflicts. Problems of migration and the resulting reconfigurations of social identity are fundamental issues for the twenty-first century. This volume spans the whole complex global web of migratory patterns with contributions linking Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America, without losing the particularities of local and personal experience. This paperback edition in the Memory and Narrative series explores these issues and the sustaining or abandoning of memory and identity as people move between fundamentally different cultures, in a number of recent social settings, from a number of methodological perspectives. These focused "case studies" offer glimpses into the interior migration experiences, into the processes of constructing and reconstructing identity without forgetting that, both theoretically and empirically, the problem of identity is complex and multifaceted. All of the essays rely heavily on oral history and personal testimony, highlighting the experience of individuals and small groups, without ignoring the tension that exists between the local and the global. Memories of oppression or totalitarianism are one of the driving forces behind some of these migrations; and the transmission of memories and myths between family generations is one of the ways in which migrations are interpreted. In looking both backward and forward, Migration and Identity, offers an acute view of migratory patterns and their impact on the newcomers and the local cultures. It will be of interest to cultural and oral historians and researchers of concerned with migration and integration. Rina Benmayor is professor of oral history, Latino studies and literature in the Department of New Humanities for Social Justice at California State University Monterey Bay. She is currently president of the International Oral History Association. Her recent publications include Telling to Live: Latino Feminist Testimonies and Latino Cultural Citizenship. Andor Skotnes is associate professor of history of the Americas at The Sage Colleges in Troy, New York. He teaches courses in working-class, African-American, Native American, and Latin American history and culture, and in oral history.

Communication Disorders in Multicultural Populations - E-Book

Author: Dolores E. Battle

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323087124

Category: Medical

Page: 336

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Written by some of the top researchers and clinicians in the field, Communication Disorders in Multicultural Populations, 4th Edition offers an in-depth look at the major cultural groups in the U.S. and the issues concerning their communication development, common disorders, and treatment options. This fourth edition features a wealth of updates and new features — including the latest research and added coverage of communication issues in countries such as Australia, China, Canada, and Brazil — to give speech-language pathology students and speech-language pathologists a balanced and global perspective on the most topical multicultural communication issues of today. Comprehensive coverage focuses on a wide variety of cultural and age populations. Cutting-edge research and data offer up-to-date discussions based on the latest studies in multiculturalism as it relates to the SLP and AuD professions. Diverse panel of expert authors include some of the top researchers and clinicians in the field. Additional resources provide a focused listing of print and electronic sources at the end of each chapter to support more in-depth study of a particular subject. Chapter on international perspectives tackles issues in countries such as Australia, Canada, China, and Brazil to give you a more global understanding of communication disorders. The latest statistics from the 2010 U.S. Census report offers the most current data available. Increased content on older adults covers the multicultural issues, voice disorders, and neurogenic disorders particular to this important demographic. Case studies give you practice solving realistic clinical problems. Chapter overview and conclusion outline the key information in each chapter and serve as a checklist for content mastery.

Memory and Migration

Multidisciplinary Approaches to Memory Studies

Author: Julia Creet,Andreas Kitzmann

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 144262048X

Category: Social Science

Page: 346

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Memory plays an integral part in how individuals and societies construct their identity. While memory is usually considered in the context of a stable, unchanging environment, this collection of essays explores the effects of immigration, forced expulsions, exile, banishment, and war on individual and collective memory. The ways in which memory affects cultural representation and historical understanding across generations is examined through case studies and theoretical approaches that underscore its mutability. Memory and Migration is a truly interdisciplinary book featuring the work of leading scholars from a variety of fields across the globe. The essays are collaborative, successfully responding to the central theme and expanding upon the findings of individual authors. A groundbreaking contribution to an emerging field of study, Memory and Migration provides valuable insight into the connections between memory, place, and displacement.

Polyglot Cinema

Migration and Transcultural Narration in France, Italy, Portugal and Spain

Author: Verena Berger,Miya Komori

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643502265

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

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Polyglot Cinema brings together a diverse group of scholars from Europe, Canada and the US, resulting in a dynamic account of plurilingual migrant narratives in contemporary films from France, Italy, Portugal and Spain. In addition to the close analysis of key films, the essays cover theories of translation and language use as well as central paradigms of cultural studies, especially those of locality, globality and post-colonialism. The volume marks a transdisciplinary contribution to the question of cultural representation within film studies.

Transatlantic Subjects

Acts of Migration and Cultures of Transnationalism Between Greece and America

Author: Ioanna Laliotou

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226468570

Category: History

Page: 257

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The early twentieth century was marked by massive migration of southern Europeans to the United States. Transatlantic Subjects views this diaspora through the lens of Greek migrant life to reveal the emergence of transnational forms of subjectivity. According to Ioanna Laliotou, cultural institutions and practices played an important role in the formation of migrant subjectivities. Reconstructing the cultural history of migration, her book points out the relationship between subjectivity formation and cultural practices and performances, such as publishing, reading, acting, storytelling, consuming, imitating, parading, and traveling. Transatlantic Subjects then locates the development of these practices within key sites and institutions of cultural formation, such as migrant and fraternal associations, educational institutions, state agencies and nongovernmental organizations, mental institutions, coffee shops, the church, steamship companies, banks, migration services, and chambers of commerce. Ultimately, Laliotou explores the complex and situational entanglements of migrancy, cultural nationalism, and the politics of self. Reading against the grain of hegemonic narratives of cultural and migration histories, she reveals how migrancy produced distinctive forms of sociality during the first half of the twentieth century.

Projecting Migration

Transcultural Documentary Practice

Author: Alan Grossman,Áine O'Brien

Publisher: N.A


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 239

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"Migration has rapidly become a fundamental component of modern life and increasingly determines who we are and how we define ourselves today. Projecting Migration is a groundbreaking multimedia book/DVD-ROM project that attempts to understand the phenomena of mobility and displacement through essays, films, photography and audio recordings. Contributors have been on the ground in locations as diverse as the US/Mexico border, southern Africa, Lebanon and Ireland, and each chapter is linked with DVD chapters of original footage, resulting in a dynamic account of migrant narratives which circumvent the distorting lens of news journalism. This cross-media collection created in collaboration with the Centre for Transcultural Research and Media Practice at the Dublin Institute of Technology marks a major transdisciplinary contribution to contemporary debates on migration"--Publisher's website.

Das geheime Leben der Bäume

Was sie fühlen, wie sie kommunizieren - die Entdeckung einer verborgenen Welt

Author: Peter Wohlleben

Publisher: Ludwig

ISBN: 3641114004

Category: Nature

Page: 224

View: 9002

Ein neuer Blick auf alte Freunde Erstaunliche Dinge geschehen im Wald: Bäume, die miteinander kommunizieren. Bäume, die ihren Nachwuchs, aber auch alte und kranke Nachbarn liebevoll umsorgen und pflegen. Bäume, die Empfindungen haben, Gefühle, ein Gedächtnis. Unglaublich? Aber wahr! – Der Förster Peter Wohlleben erzählt faszinierende Geschichten über die ungeahnten und höchst erstaunlichen Fähigkeiten der Bäume. Dazu zieht er die neuesten wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnisse ebenso heran wie seine eigenen unmittelbaren Erfahrungen mit dem Wald und schafft so eine aufregend neue Begegnung für die Leser: Wir schließen Bekanntschaft mit einem Lebewesen, das uns vertraut schien, uns aber hier erstmals in seiner ganzen Lebendigkeit vor Augen tritt. Und wir betreten eine völlig neue Welt ...

The Baltic Sea Region

Cultures, Politics, Societies

Author: Witold Maciejewski

Publisher: Baltic University Press

ISBN: 9197357987

Category: Baltic Sea Region

Page: 676

View: 7599


Transkulturalitaet, Identitaetskonstruktion und Narrative Vermittlung in Migrationstexten der Italienischen Gegenwartsliteratur

Eine Analyse Ausgewaehlter Werke Von Gabriella Kuruvilla, Igiaba Scego, Laila Wadia und Sumaya Abdel Qader

Author: Romina Linardi

Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften

ISBN: 9783631717004


Page: 290

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Die Studie analysiert die identitaren Konstruktionen und Problematiken in Verbindung mit dem Transkulturalitatskonzept in ausgewahlten Werken von G. Kuruvilla, I. Scego, L. Wadia und S. Abdel Qader. Die Theorie der Transkulturalitat sowie sozialwissenschaftliche Forschungsansatze zu Migration und Identitat eroffnen hierbei neue Interpretationswege.

Our Lives are But Stories

Narratives of Tunisian-Israeli Women

Author: Esther Schely-Newman

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814328767

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 230

View: 9814

A rich analysis of how four Tunisian-Israeli women tell the stories of their lives, and a look at the implications for our own understanding of stories and the behavior of communication.