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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...


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...


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...


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...


"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...


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...


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...


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...


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)...


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...


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, Rita Chaves, Hilary Owen & Livia Apa 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;...


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...


Destiny

by Peter Brian Ramsay Carey Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (June 11, 2014)

This book is a completely revised version of The Power of Prophecy; Prince Dipanagara and the End of an Old Order in Java, 1785–1855 (2007). A vivid biography of Indonesia’s foremost national hero, it tells...


Wonderlands

by Phillippa Bennett Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (July 24, 2015)

William Morris’s last romances are strikingly original stories written in his final years, but they remain relatively neglected in both Morris studies and nineteenth-century literary studies. This book provides...


How Pilots Live

by Simon Bennett Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (February 11, 2014)

This book paints a detailed picture of the commercial pilot lifestyle, from the struggle to pay for training to time spent down route to thoughts of retirement. Once a glamorous occupation, commercial flying...


The London Lock Hospital in the Nineteenth Century

by Maria Isabel Romero Ruiz Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (June 11, 2014)

Based on archival research, this volume is concerned with the treatment of «fallen women» and prostitutes at the London Lock Hospital and Asylum throughout the nineteenth century. As venereally-diseased women,...


The Political Woman in Print

by Birgit Mikus Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (August 06, 2014)

This book analyses the depiction and function of politically active women in novels by six female authors from the margins of the democratic revolution of 1848 and the first German women’s movement: Louise...


Women and Trade Unions in France

by Sandra Salin Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (August 27, 2014)

Based on the thorough examination of French archival sources, this book examines in detail two industries in which women formed the majority of the workforce in France between 1890 and 1914. The choice of the...


A History of Football in North and South Korea c.1910–2002

by Jong Sung Lee Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (December 04, 2015)

For the Koreans, no sport has surpassed football in terms of its popularity and national importance, from the Japanese colonization era onwards. However, its importance has developed over time as a result of...


Views of Albion

by Andrzej Szczerski Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (November 27, 2015)

Views of Albion is the first comprehensive study of the reception of British art and design in Central Europe at the turn of the twentieth century. The author proposes a new map of European Art Nouveau, where...


Sleeping Beauties in Victorian Britain

by Beatrice Laurent Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (November 25, 2014)

Artists, scientists and the wider public of the Victorian era all seem to have shared a common interest in the myth of the Briar Rose and its contemporary implications, from the Pre-Raphaelites and late Victorian...


Historical Memories in Culture, Politics and the Future

by Rahman Haghighat Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (January 30, 2014)

This book is written to satisfy the individual’s desire for intellectual stimulation, to sow in the mind the seed of new ideas, and involve the reader in productive debates. It covers culture, history and...


France and Ireland in the Public Imagination

by Benjamin Keatinge & Mary Pierse Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (April 01, 2014)

This engaging collection of essays considers the cultural complexities of the Franco-Irish relationship in song and story, image and cuisine, novels, paintings and poetry. It casts a fresh eye on public perceptions...


From «Pax Ottomanica» to «Pax Europaea»

by Dimitrios Konstadakopulos Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (January 30, 2014)

The macroeconomic development of south-eastern Europe has been profoundly affected not only by the region’s major historical events – for example, liberation from the Ottoman Empire, the outbreak of civil...


Fabulous Ireland- «Ibernia Fabulosa»

by Eric Haywood Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (April 14, 2014)

According to Petrarch, the Father of the Renaissance, Ireland was almost as well known to the Italians as Italy itself. Visiting Ireland from the comfort of their armchairs, his followers thus knew for a fact...


House of Lords Reform: A History

by Peter Raina Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (March 12, 2014)

Volume 3 of Peter Raina’s magisterial history covers the 1960s and draws on newly released documents. In astonishing detail, it traces new plans drawn up during the Macmillan-Wilson era to reform the House...


All Her Faculties

by Claudia Rosenhan Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (February 11, 2014)

All Her Faculties focuses on the perpetuation and reflection in literature of particular representations of the female mind that are entrenched in conservative notions of womanhood. The study highlights literature’s...


The Global Currencies Conundrum

by John Ryan Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (October 27, 2014)

This book discusses the emergence of a multi-polar currency system. With the US Dollar’s hegemony as global reserve currency in question, it examines the role of the Federal Reserve in its decline, the emergence...


Care and Conflict

by Lawrence Cohen Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (August 27, 2014)

Norwood, an Anglo-Jewish childcare institution founded in the late nineteenth century, was one of several hundred such institutions in the UK, but the only Jewish one. Throughout its history, Norwood had the...


The Italians Who Built Toronto

by Stefano Agnoletto Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (June 17, 2014)

After World War II, hundreds of thousands of Italians emigrated to Toronto. This book describes their labour, business, social and cultural history as they settled in their new home. It addresses fundamental...


Paths to Transnational Solidarity

by Michael Whittall & Hermann Kotthoff Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (March 19, 2014)

With national industrial relations systems struggling to keep apace with the global and mobile nature of capital, the emergence of the European works council has caught the imagination of both practitioners...


A Daring Venture

by Peter Raina Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (March 12, 2014)

At the height of the Second World War, Hitler’s Deputy, Rudolf Hess, made a dramatic solo flight to the British Isles. His arrival there was sensational news – and it baffled everyone. Why had he come?

Hess...