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Cambridge Scholars Edited Collections

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Modern Design and Construction in Building, Bridge and Dam Engineering

Abstract

The advancement of computational techniques and the increasing utilization of computers have endorsed excessive developments in structural engineering design and construction. Indeed, the orientation and design of many new, modern structures might not have been possible without the employment of innovative computational methods and numerical analysis. The more traditional style of learning from structural failures has disappeared because of the benefits of computational and numerical approaches considering 3D modeling procedures. Innovations in materials and practices have had a huge impact on the engineering world.

Advanced techniques in solving engineering problems such as fatigue, composite materials, fracture mechanics, structural control systems, seismic engineering, and thermal effects on structures and materials have been intensively employed in recent decades. On the one hand, the scale and profundity of knowledge existing today and the growing range of modern and complex structures have led to an increase in the expertise of structural engineers, but, on the other, such state-of-the-art methods might not guarantee a sustainable and environmentally-friendly structure.

This volume discusses such state-of-the-art design and construction methods in the field of civil and structural engineering. It considers the design and construction of civil structures such as buildings, bridges, stadiums, and transmission towers using the most recent engineering tools, technologies and methods, including, but not limited to, artificial intelligence, HoloLens, virtual and mixed reality, building information modelling and management, and performance-based design.

In short, this volume investigates new tools, technologies and methods that are being developed with accurate planning, design, and construction such that they reduce the time and expenses of projects while management, operation quality, and overall sustainability are maintained.

About the Editor

Dr Khaled Ghaedi is the founder and Principal of PASOFAL Engineering Group (https://pasofal.com/), a group dedicating to solving the most complex engineering problems. Dr Ghaedi has worked in both academia and industry for over 16 years, and has provided consultation for major projects such as the MRT Putrajaya Line and Pavilion Damansara Heights in Malaysia, among others. He is the author of several books and papers, and his work has been published in a number of well-known journals in different engineering fields such as earthquake engineering, finite element analysis, computational fluid dynamics, and damage assessment of buildings. He is currently the Structural Technical Director of an engineering software and solutions provider in Malaysia which supports professional engineers and engineering students in Southeast Asia.

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Sustainability 2.0: Discourse and Practice in the Luxury World

Abstract

In 1987, the United Nations defined sustainable development as “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” (Our Common Future, also known as the Brundtland Report).

In 2013, the luxury, sports, and lifestyle conglomerate PPR rebranded as Kering to signify its transformation and commitment to sustainability. Since then, a discourse about sustainability pervaded the luxury world, raising numerous questions about the compatibility between the two worlds.

The objective of this volume is to define a paradigm for sustainable luxury that takes into account enablers and constraints of the sector.

It will gather together contributions from different academic fields investigating the discursive practices within the world of luxury and its intersection with sustainability. Contributions from practitioners working within this space are also welcome.

About the Editor

Esterina Nervino is currently Assistant Professor at the Department of English and the Department of Marketing at the City University of Hong Kong, where she is also Associate Director of the Sales and Marketing Consulting Unit. She is Junior Adjunct Professor of Intercultural Communication and Language Variation at the Universita’ degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy, and a member of the Research Centre for Professional Communication in English at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and her research interests include social semiotics, multimodality, business communication, luxury studies in relation to art, space, sustainability, and retail experience.

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“Russia’s ‘National Idea’ (Evolving Self-Identification) in the 21st Century”

Abstract

This collection of essays examines the latest thinking on Russia’s developing national identity in the 21st century by leading Russian and non-Russian social philosophers, political scientists, and cultural figures, as well as the actual effect their thinking has on Russia’s current and future internal and external policies. Special attention is expected to be paid to the cultural aspects of Russia’s “national idea.”

Key words: national identity (“national idea”); cultural codes; culture; civilization; collective memory; historical mission.

About the Editor

Alexander Burak is an Associate Professor of Russian Studies in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Florida, USA. He holds a Master’s in Translation Studies from the Translation and Interpretation Faculty (Division) of the Moscow Linguistic University and a PhD in Sociology from Lomonosov Moscow State University. He has published five books and numerous articles on intercultural communication and Russia’s national self-identification.

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A Guide to Global Learning at Small Institutions: Diverse Models and Creative Solutions

Abstract

Small liberal arts colleges face unique challenges integrating international curricula and global learning. However, those same challenges, including limitations on staff, resources, and administration, can often inspire creative solutions. This volume offers models for diverse, effective approaches to providing global learning curriculum, and instruction to undergraduates at small institutions.

About the Editor

Jann Purdy is Professor of French and Chair of International Studies at Pacific University, Oregon. She edited Language beyond the Classroom (2018), a volume addressing service-learning for world language programs at several universities and colleges. Dr Purdy created a program in intercultural communication at Pacific University, and co-developed the Global Scholars Program, a global-learning curriculum.

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Re-examining Diversity and Social Justice in the Academy

Abstract

This collection will examine the notions of social justice and diversity and how they positively or negatively affect different areas of academic life. It will favour a critical approach which allows a diverse array of voices to be heard on this issue, from educators to independent thinkers, adopting different perspectives.

About the Editor

Alen Ontl is a writer, translator and independent scholar. His publications include the book A Comparative Analysis of the Great American and Arab Novel. In addition to his work in philology, he is currently working on his second book, a collection of philosophical aphorisms. His main interests include Modernist literature, systems theory, and philosophy.

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Sustainability 2.0: Discourse and Practice in the Luxury World

Abstract

In 1987, the United Nations defined sustainable development as “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” (Our Common Future, also known as the Brundtland Report).

In 2013, the luxury, sports, and lifestyle conglomerate PPR rebranded as Kering to signify its transformation and commitment to sustainability. Since then, a discourse about sustainability pervaded the luxury world, raising numerous questions about the compatibility between the two worlds.

The objective of this volume is to define a paradigm for sustainable luxury that takes into account enablers and constraints of the sector.

It will gather together contributions from different academic fields investigating the discursive practices within the world of luxury and its intersection with sustainability. Contributions from practitioners working within this space are also welcome.

About the Editor

Esterina Nervino is currently Assistant Professor at the Department of English and the Department of Marketing at the City University of Hong Kong, where she is also Associate Director of the Sales and Marketing Consulting Unit. She is Junior Adjunct Professor of Intercultural Communication and Language Variation at the Universita’ degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy, and a member of the Research Centre for Professional Communication in English at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and her research interests include social semiotics, multimodality, business communication, luxury studies in relation to art, space, sustainability, and retail experience.

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Digital Innovation to Promote Brain Literacy and Mental Health Awareness

Abstract

Digital innovation can be used as a tool to promote contemporary topics in teaching. As mental health becomes more recognised in the curriculum, ways to approach the topic broaden. This collection specifically looks into the promotion of brain literacy and mental health awareness in education with the help of accessible digital tools.

About the Editor

Maria Mattsson is a neuropsychiatric mentor, focusing on play, emotional awareness and creativity. She holds an MA in Psychology and an MSc in Medical Visualisation and Human Anatomy.

Dr Mallika Punukollu is a Consultant in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Psychiatry in Glasgow. She is also a Senior Honorary Clinical Lecturer at Glasgow University.

Together, they work towards accessible digital health through the Safespot app and website.

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Critical Perspectives on Resistance in 21st-Century British Literature

Abstract

Underlining the intricate relationship between power and resistance, Foucault states: “Where there is power, there is resistance, and yet, or rather consequently, this resistance is never in a position of exteriority in relation to power.” (History of Sexuality, 1978, 95-96). 21st-century British literature provides a rich tapestry about the empowerment of the marginalized, portraying the interplay of resistance and power dynamics. Critical Perspectives on Resistance in 21st-Century British Literature offers a comprehensive perspective on 21st-century British literature, exploring the theme of resistance through a critical lens. Scholars and academicians, privileged in the field of British literature, examine the diverse manifestations of resistance in contemporary British literary works as a response to the power dynamics within the gender, racial, ethnic or class-based ideologies that inform these texts. From narratives of social activism to subversions of traditional literary forms, this book provides fresh insights into the evolving landscape of British literature and its engagement with the pressing issues of our time through contemporary critical theories such as fairy-tale criticism, technofeminism, cyberfeminism, posthumanism, ecocriticism and metacriticism.

About the Editor

Nilay Erdem Ayyıldız works as an associate professor in the Department of Foreign Language Education at Fırat University. She is a graduate of Hacettepe University, English Language and Literature holding her MA from the same department of Fırat University and her PhD from Atılım University. Her dissertation, which was about representation of the colonial ideology in nineteenth-century British children’s adventure novels, was published as a book entitled “British Children’s Adventure Novels in the Web of Colonialism” (Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2018). She is also the author of the book The Exercise of Biopower through Race and Class in the Harry Potter Series (Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2020) and the editor of the book Representation of Ideologies in Electronic Media for Children and Young Adults (Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2021). Her areas of interest are the works of Victorian and children’s literature and postcolonial and gender studies on which she has delivered conference papers and published journal articles.

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Parallels and Tensions: F. Scott Fitzgerald in Dialogue

Abstract

This collection aims to better understand the lasting significance of F. Scott Fitzgerald's oeuvre and explore possible parallels and tensions between Fitzgerald and other writers and artists through essays that analyse his writings from new perspectives and expand upon connections between his work and other literary and artistic expressions.

About the Editor

Roberta Fabbri Viscardi holds a PhD in English Language and Literary Studies from the University of São Paulo, Brazil. She is a literary translator and literature teacher, and is currently an independent scholar. Her research interests include American realism and modernisms, 20th century artistic avant-gardes, and the relationship between literature and the other arts. She is a member of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Society and a peer-reviewer for literature journals in Brazil.

Marcela Lanius holds a PhD in Language and Translation Studies from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Currently an independent scholar and translator, she has been developing various research works within the field of translation studies, writing about feminist literary criticism, literary translation, American theatre, and English-language modernisms. She is a member of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Society and Assistant Editor of the academic journal Tradução em Revista [Translation in Review].

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Violence in the Plays of Sarah Kane

Abstract

Violence is a key aspect of Sarah Kane’s oeuvre. This volume will shed light on her output from different phenomenological, psychological, and social viewpoints, dealing with psychological, physical, verbal, and sexual violence in her plays as a manifestation of a phenomenon that pervades modern society in troubling ways. It will answer why violence pervades the works of Sarah Kane, who, sadly, took her own life in a violent way.

About the Editor

Raad Kareem Abd-Aun received his PhD in English Literature from the University of Baghdad in 2011, and is a Faculty Member at the University of Babylon, Iraq. His main research interests are postcolonial literature and literary theory, modern drama, and Iraqi literature. In 2014, he published a volume of poems.

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Taking Care in Times of Social and Moral Upheaval

Abstract

“Taking care” is an expression that could refer to the most varied situations of social life: “taking care” of one’s loved ones, “taking care” of oneself, “taking care” of the environment in which we live, “taking care” of life itself and every nuance, as well as “taking care” of those you meet along the way.

According to Heidegger, “care” is the fundamental ontological structure that indicates the original openness of “Dasein”. Care demands a responsibility, which Levinas identifies as “irrecusable”, and which involves conceiving the “other” in his/her “transcendence” since there is intrinsic value in him/her.

After all, ethics is about feeling the feelings of the other, as Edith Stein states, which does not involve looking away from the world. Taking care certainly requires a moral responsibility, both individual and social, the content of which can concern different ways of thinking, such as critical thinking. The emergency scenarios and the frenetic social changes that are before us put a strain on our motivation to take care, turning our attention to solving everyday problems. However, would these scenarios and changes have the power to undo the various sensitivities regarding caring for someone or something else?

Taking care certainly involves reflections, which can be of the most varied nature. For example, if I take care of myself and not others, am I being selfish? If, on the other hand, I take care of others but not of myself, am I inconsistent? Alternatively, if I take care of the climate or the natural environment but not the artistic and cultural works, am I a fanatic? Again, if a government takes care of society, preaching peace, but at the same time finances the war market through the arms trade, would that be hypocritical? The topic lends itself to different theoretical interpretations, which may concern the most varied ethical and social aspects.

About the Editor

Marco Ettore Grasso (Ph.D. in “Philosophy of Law”) is currently collaborating on the subjects of “Theoretical Philosophy” and “Philosophy of Sustainable Development” at the University of Macerata (Department of Humanities). He is the author of numerous publications, including some books on resilience and sustainability ethics.

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Rational Use of The Results of Mathematical Modelling

Abstract

Mathematical methods are currently used in almost all areas of human activity. The main obstacle to the successful use of the results of mathematical simulation in practical problems is the discrepancy between the simulation results and experimental data. If the specified correspondence is fulfilled, then we will assume that the simulation results are adequate for the experiment. If there is no adequacy, then the simulation results cannot be of practical value. The problem can be solved by constructing special (adequate) mathematical descriptions of physical processes (AMD). This volume is devoted to methods of constructing AMD.

About the Editor

Yurii Menshykov is Senior Researcher and Associate Professor at Dnipro National University, Ukraine. His research interests include the control systems, differential equations, inverse problems, and mathematical modeling. He is the author and co-author of four monographs and about 400 journal articles. His most recent publication is Synthesis of Adequate Mathematical Descriptions of Physical Processes (2020).

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“Russia’s ‘National Idea’ (Evolving Self-Identification) in the 21st Century”

Abstract

This collection of essays examines the latest thinking on Russia’s developing national identity in the 21st century by leading Russian and non-Russian social philosophers, political scientists, and cultural figures, as well as the actual effect their thinking has on Russia’s current and future internal and external policies. Special attention is expected to be paid to the cultural aspects of Russia’s “national idea.”

Key words: national identity (“national idea”); cultural codes; culture; civilization; collective memory; historical mission.

About the Editor

Alexander Burak is an Associate Professor of Russian Studies in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Florida, USA. He holds a Master’s in Translation Studies from the Translation and Interpretation Faculty (Division) of the Moscow Linguistic University and a PhD in Sociology from Lomonosov Moscow State University. He has published five books and numerous articles on intercultural communication and Russia’s national self-identification.

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Digital Innovation to Promote Brain Literacy and Mental Health Awareness

Abstract

Digital innovation can be used as a tool to promote contemporary topics in teaching. As mental health becomes more recognised in the curriculum, ways to approach the topic broaden. This collection specifically looks into the promotion of brain literacy and mental health awareness in education with the help of accessible digital tools.

About the Editor

Maria Mattsson is a neuropsychiatric mentor, focusing on play, emotional awareness and creativity. She holds an MA in Psychology and an MSc in Medical Visualisation and Human Anatomy.

Dr Mallika Punukollu is a Consultant in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Psychiatry in Glasgow. She is also a Senior Honorary Clinical Lecturer at Glasgow University.

Together, they work towards accessible digital health through the Safespot app and website.

(view call)


Re-examining Diversity and Social Justice in the Academy

Abstract

This collection will examine the notions of social justice and diversity and how they positively or negatively affect different areas of academic life. It will favour a critical approach which allows a diverse array of voices to be heard on this issue, from educators to independent thinkers, adopting different perspectives.

About the Editor

Alen Ontl is a writer, translator and independent scholar. His publications include the book A Comparative Analysis of the Great American and Arab Novel. In addition to his work in philology, he is currently working on his second book, a collection of philosophical aphorisms. His main interests include Modernist literature, systems theory, and philosophy.

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An Ecosophy of Artifacts: Explorations of Technical Objects in Artistic Practice

Abstract

A new understanding of the technical object is emerging to perplex and rescramble debates on new materialisms, speculative philosophies, relation realisms, and vitalist ontologies. Working from within an ethics of co-enmeshment, this volume will bring together the question of the technical object and the question of ecosophy to put on display the singular artistry of artifacts. In bringing forth the environmental dimension of the technical object, the essays in this volume will delve into the ontological status of technical objects in artistic practice while taking a closer look at the onto-ethical implications of intra-artifactual interweaving.

About the Editor

Zornitsa Dimitrova is a theatre researcher focusing on the philosophy of technology, the ecological turn, vulnerability studies, and the aesthetics of the Anthropocene. She holds a PhD in English Literature from the University of Münster, Germany and has authored the research monographs Literary Worlds and Deleuze: Expression as Mimesis and Event (2017) and Theatre and the Virtual: Genesis, Touch, Gesture (2022). Pieces on theatre have appeared in Deleuze StudiesThe New Theatre Quarterly, The Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, Performance Philosophy, and Skenè. Journal of Theatre and Drama Studies.

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