Cambridge Scholars Guest Edited Collections

We are pleased to launch the Cambridge Scholars Publishing's Guest Edited Collections.

We invited proposals to guest-edit collections of chapters in our publishing fields.

We are currently offering the opportunity to contribute a chapter in more than 100 Scholarly Guest Edited collections.

Please click here to download a chapter submission form. These pages are updated regularly, so please ensure to check back if you do not currently see a suitable title.

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Building New Civilizations: From Theory to Practice

Abstract

Civilization is defined as a community which removes borders by referring to shared core values and memories of historical events. As such, it also has significant economic and political power. Adopting an evolving model of history with increasing levels of complexity, we need new studies on innovation, obstacles, and measures of progress for building new civilizations.

About the Editor

Victor V. Motti is an international writer, speaker, and strategic foresight adviser. He is the author of the book A Transformation Journey to Creative and Alternative Planetary Futures (2019), and is the Director of the World Futures Studies Federation and the Managing Editor of the European Journal of Futures Research. He has been a guest speaker at international conferences in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia, speaking on key transitions at planetary and regional levels for the 2030, 2050 and 2060 horizons. Victor was the recipient of the World Futures Studies Federation President’s Outstanding Young Futurist Award in 2013.

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Architecture and the People

Abstract

This volume will examine how architecture relates to the everyday life and aspirations of people in the context of a widely perceived disjunction between architects and the public. This will include sections on an analysis of the social background, a description of the issues, and case studies of activism.

About the Editor

Robert Adam is the Founder of ADAM Architecture, the largest firm specialising in traditional design in Europe. He is a visiting professor of urban design at the University of Strathclyde. He is a practicing architect and masterplanner, and has authored six books and numerous papers and articles on architecture and urban design history and theory.

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Interior Design in Adaptive Reuse of Architectural Heritage

Abstract

The practice of Interior Architecture is an essential component of Adaptive Reuse of Architectural Heritage, when the conversion process includes the functional transformation of existing buildings into contemporary spaces through innovative interventions, by enriching social, cultural and aesthetic characters of those structures and contributing to the preservation of urban identities.

About the Editor

N. Ebru Karabağ Aydeniz, Yaşar University, Department of Interior Architecture and Environmental Design. B.Arch., M. Arch. and Ph.D. from Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Architecture. Research topics: Adaptive Reuse of Historical Buildings, New buildings in Historical Environment.

Sergio Taddonio, Yaşar University, Department of Interior Architecture and Environmental Design. M.Sc in Architecture from Universita’ degli Studi di Firenze in Italy. Research interests: Adaptive Reuse of Buildings and New Building in Historical Environment. Together they founded the RITM Research Group (Restoration, Intervention, Transformation, Modification) in 2013.

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Business Intelligence in Industry 4.0: Tools & Techniques

Abstract

Industry 4.0 is the transition of digitization in manufacturing. Industry 4.0 refers to a new phase in the Industrial Revolution that focuses heavily on interconnectivity, automation, machine learning, and real-time data. Business Intelligence plays a major role in business operations and decision making with new innovative technology and techniques.

About the Editor

Dr P. Mary Jeyanthi is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Sciences in the department of Computer Science & IT, Jain University, Bangalore. She had one decade of industry experience in HDFC Bank Ltd, Business Intelligence Unit, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. She had the hands full of expertise in Business Intelligence and forecasting analytics.

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Designing Wonderland: Essays on the Evolution, Impact and Enchantment of Theme Parks

Abstract

This collection examines the evolution, design and unique impact of theme parks, as inaugurated by Walt Disney, in how they invite participatory engagement from guests who co-create their experience of wonder, excitement and nostalgia in entertainment environments structured as immersive worlds that are also explicitly commercial.

About the Editor

Kj Swanson is Affiliate Faculty at The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology. She holds a PhD in Divinity from the Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts at the University of St Andrews and has published and presented widely on theological intersections with popular culture, feminist theory, and public meaning-making.

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Innovative Crisis Management in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

Abstract

The aim of this scientific work is to indicate real and innovative solutions which can create competitive and sustainable SMEs, especially during the financial and debt crisis. The strategy of the innovative management could simultaneously improve their organizational and behavioral performance having as target to “catch” the business chances.

About the Editor

Professor Ioannis Makedos holds a PhD in Management, Statistics and Research Methodology. He has 25 years teaching and research experience, being also awarded. He has important publications, provides peer-review services and contributing as Editorial Board Member. Additionally, he has held highest positions in the real business for 26 years.

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Societal Challenges for 4IR: The Knowledge Era

Abstract

Unlike previous industrial revolutions brought about by mechanical machines, the present revolution brought about by cognitive machines and revolutionary innovations in an astounding number of disciplines will have a profound impact on the way humans live, affecting the very definition of what it is to be human. This requires in-depth investigation.

About the Editor

Jacques Steyn was previously the Head of the School of IT at the South African campus of Monash University, and founder and director of IDIA, an international forum for ICT4D. He is now an Extraordinary Research Fellow. He has published on music technology and development informatics.

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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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The Fourth Industrial Revolution and the Future of Work and Business

Abstract

The future of work and business is being disrupted and transformed at a frightening pace – robotics and artificial intelligence are synergistically merging to radically improve corporate productivity; to increase low-paid unskilled jobs (e.g., ‘gig’ economy); to obliterate higher-paid professional and unskilled jobs; and consequently, to worsen existing knavish social inequalities. The need for human-centred action is palpable, in order to stifle the looming adverse, or even catastrophic social affects; and action is needed by all stakeholders - from government policies that allow companies to prosper and universities to innovate; to universities accepting social responsibility to supply job-ready graduates for a new world of work; to agile companies embracing new technological tools for human-machine synergies; and to individuals accepting personal responsibility to embark on a new era and philosophy of life-long learning in an ambiguous work milieu. This book is an exploration of what has been called the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’; how that revolution will likely impact the future of work and business; and what stakeholders can do to foster antifragility in an increasingly volatile and uncertain world.

About the Editor

Victor Egan has a background in engineering, project management, and university administration. He has extensive international experience, having consulted to the United Nations in Saudi Arabia, and to governments in Africa. Most recently, he was CEO of a start-up company specialising in courses in artificial intelligence and cyber security.

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The Unacceptable Face of International Business

Abstract

Criticisms of international business are broadening and becoming more trenchant highlighting unethical practices, sustainability, and growing interdependency. Some of these criticisms relate to international business, some to globalisation and some to capitalism more generally. This volume explores a number of the criticisms of international business setting out their impacts and possible responses to maximise the benefits of international business and to minimise its negative aspects.

About the Editor

Peter Enderwick is Professor of International Business at AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand. His research and teaching interests are in emerging markets, the evolution of MNEs and the dark side of international business. He is the author (with PJ. Buckley and A. Cross) of International Business OUP, 2018.

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Depictions of Pestilence in Literature, Media, And Art

Abstract

This book aims to fill in a gap in studies of literature, media, culture, and art by exploring depictions of contagious diseases in different genres since the dawn of humanity and compiling a history of such representations of pestilence from a post-human and environmental perspective. Indulging in humankind’s struggle with calamities throughout history, the collection will discuss several media that portray real or imagined futures based on past and present facts. In today’s world, which is stricken with global warming and the COVID-19 pandemic, these narratives, termed ‘plague literature’, hold a crucial position in guiding humanity towards a greater ecological awareness. The book will appeal to scholars, students, organisations, and individuals who are interested in studies of literature, history, media, art, and environmental humanities.

About the Editor

Dr Kübra Baysal holds PhD, MA, and BA degrees in English Literature and works as a Lecturer at the School of Foreign Languages of Ankara Yildirim Beyazit University, Turkey. Her main fields of interest are climate fiction, apocalypse fiction, Doris Lessing, feminism, environmental studies, the Victorian novel, and the contemporary novel. She is the author of a number of articles and book chapters, and is the editor of the book Apocalyptic Visions in the Anthropocene and the Rise of Climate Fiction (2021).

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Digital Crowds: A Critical Look on Digital Media

Abstract

Even though digital environments seem to be emancipated environments, in fact, they reinforce standardized views and users who produce content for 7 days 24 hours do not get paid for their labour. This also causes the unemployment of professional journalists. Moreover, digital environments cause surveillance more than ever. The user agreements people sign while subscribing to social media sites also mean that people voluntarily share their personal data. And digital games are also transforming consumers into commodities; because creating an avatar in an online game run by a profit-making company is also unpaid labour. Within this framework this topics can be studied: digital inequality, consumption, surveillance, digital labour, standardization, representation (of gender/ ethnic minorities and so on), the effect of digitalization on news and/or reporters, ethical problems of big data, digital alienation, digital art, digital social movements and digital games.

About the Editor

Bahar Kayıhan is a Research Assistant in the Department of Journalism at AHBV University. She has a PhD degree in Journalism at Gazi University. She obtained a Master’s Degree in International Relations from Middle East Technical University. She conducted her undergraduate studies at Ankara University’s Department of Journalism. Her research interests are journalism studies, digital media studies, critical theory, minority and migration studies, risk theories and cultural studies.

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Digital Worlds: Action and Embodiment

Abstract

This collection explores theartistic, religious, and philosophical significance of virtual, social environments or video games from variety of critical perspectives. Philosophical analysis of the nature or ethics of virtual environments as well as critiques or celebrations of virtual embodiment are welcome.

About the Editor

John R. Gilhooly is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Theology at Cederville University, where he directs the honours programme.

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Internet Discourse: The Meta-language Representation of Practice

Abstract

The new communicational reality conditions an unusual scientific situation: practice is much more productive than its theoretical reflection. With that, the logic of further development requires a generalization of applied achievements. In this regard, linguistic, technical and interdisciplinary researches are needed, which can be realized within the framework of a wide meta-language approach. The book is devoted to the identification and systematization of generalized prototypical traits of contemporary communication. Related interdisciplinary approach is aimed on wide scientific search of humanities and informational paradigm integrity. In this context the representation of Internet discourse suggests phenomenological, structural and functional meta-description supporting speech practice sphere.

About the Editor

Alexander Barkovich’s research activity is focused on linguistic aspects of communication, information and social networks. He defended his habilitational thesis in Theory of Language in 2016. He is the author of more than 100 scientific publications. Monograph Informational Linguistics: The New Communicational Reality was published in Cambridge Scholars in 2020.

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Narratives and Empathy in the Digital Age

Abstract

This collection explores how narratives affect empathy in the digital age. Contributions may examine narratives in any genre and address topics including but not limited to activism, consumerism/shopping, education, entertainment, social media, apps, diet, identity, mental health, celebrity, transportation, trash, politics, manufacturing, marketing, agriculture, news, or climate.

About the Editor

Lisa Whalen has a Ph.D. in postsecondary and adult education with an emphasis on narratives and empathy. She teaches writing and literature at North Hennepin Community College in Minnesota. Whalen’s writing appears in literary journals, edited collections, and her book, Weight Lifted: A Memoir of Hunger, Horses, and Hope.

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Networked into Collaboration

Abstract

Many things, albeit living or artificial, can come together to collaborate for a higher functionality. Humans come to special units, animals swarm to share, and Things on the internet collaborate for more. All these provide functional degrees of parametrizable intelligence in multi-disciplinary applications.

About the Editor

Lambert Spaanenberg has 50 years of experience in microelectronics, embedded systems and neural engineering. Characteristic for his work is the constant innovation in teaching and research. At Twente University he developed GALS and BILBO design styles together with Phillips industries. Later, he turned turned to embedded intelligence in automotive, telephony and vision. 

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Political Warfare in the Age of Social Media: War by Other Means

Abstract

This collection reveals how propaganda and political warfare have shaped our thinking in the Electronic Age. As JFC Fuller predicted, we no longer reach for coal and steel, because the battlefield is now the mind and imagination and regulated by the electronic pulse of social media.

About the Editor

Dr. Erwin J. Warkentin has published on the impact of media and propaganda on European society and its politics after WWII. He has also served as a consultant in the use of Social Media in communication and teaching and how it is employed to overtly and covertly disseminate ideologies.

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Atomic Childhoods: The Cold War and Children’s Popular Culture

Abstract

The long 1950s baby boom coincided with nuclear bomb proliferation and the emergence of television, comics and other media directed towards the burgeoning child market. This collection focuses upon the packaging and domestication of the nuclear age for children in both booming and recovering post-war economics.

About the Editor

Cheryl Krasnick Warsh, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, has published on gender, health, addictions and childhood. 

Katharine Rollwagen has published on the history of advertising to teenagers, television, and education in Canada. Warsh and Rollwagen are Professors at Vancouver Island University and Co-Editors of Gender and History.

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Celtic Tigers Regain Their Roar

Abstract

Celtic nations - Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Cornwall, Britany and the Isle of Man - have been undergoing a cultural renaissance. The book looks at the way various branches of media - broadcasting, journalism, film-making, book publishing, theatre, art and so on - have helped these countries find their new voices and identities.

About the Editor

Glyn Môn Hughes studied music at the Universities of Wales and Cambridge, becoming a journalist working for the BBC, as well as for national and regional newspapers and magazines. He studied Mass Communications at the University of Leicester and his doctorate looked at the role of Welsh-Language journalists in creating Welsh National Identity.

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Designing Wonderland: Essays on the Evolution, Impact and Enchantment of Theme Parks

Abstract

This collection examines the evolution, design and unique impact of theme parks, as inaugurated by Walt Disney, in how they invite participatory engagement from guests who co-create their experience of wonder, excitement and nostalgia in entertainment environments structured as immersive worlds that are also explicitly commercial.

About the Editor

Kj Swanson is Affiliate Faculty at The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology. She holds a PhD in Divinity from the Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts at the University of St Andrews and has published and presented widely on theological intersections with popular culture, feminist theory, and public meaning-making.

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Digital Worlds: Action and Embodiment

Abstract

This collection explores theartistic, religious, and philosophical significance of virtual, social environments or video games from variety of critical perspectives. Philosophical analysis of the nature or ethics of virtual environments as well as critiques or celebrations of virtual embodiment are welcome.

About the Editor

John R. Gilhooly is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Theology at Cederville University, where he directs the honours programme.

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Drifting through Wonderlands: The City as Performance

Abstract

With 70% of the world’s population expected to live in urban environments by 2050, the city is poised to become the most significant space in shaping personal and communal identity. As contemporary cities become “event destinations”, a dialogue is emerging between the performing arts, the urban context, and social fabric. This volume will document and contribute to this dialogue from multi-disciplinary viewpoints, highlighting innovatory practices and the challenges a ‘performative’ urban environment poses, not least in the wake of the current pandemic, changing work practices, and new perspectives on urban living.

About the Editor

John C. Green is Professor of Theatre at Columbia College, Chicago, where he teaches theory and experimental performance practice in the department’s international graduate program in European Devised Performance. His most recent book is Mnemodrama in Action: An Introduction to the Theatre of Alessandro Fersen (2019).

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For A New Manifesto of Arts: The Empathic Movement

Abstract

As the new millennium enters its third decade, it is high time to find new directions for the arts. Interdisciplinarity and the idea of a “total artist” (a single person or a combination of many people from different subjects) are the basis of a new way to catch the “fragmentary truth” of our historical period. In 2020, a new literary, philosophical, cultural and artistic movement arose: La Scuola Empatica (the Empathic Movement).

Definition

The Empathic Movement is a literary, artistic, philosophical and cultural movement born in Italy in 2020 within the ‘New Cultural Triangle of Ancient Cilento’.  Starting with the values and ideas expressed in the “New Manifesto of Arts” written by Menotti Lerro and Antonello Pelliccia, this movement places at its centre of interest the empathic relationship and, therefore, personality in its ontic and ontological constitution. It follows that any creative or didactic experimentation cannot be separated from a process of identification with the other and its contemporaneity as an opportunity of study and sharing of knowledge and interior life stories. This horizon of meaning implies a civil promotion of the artistic society pouring from individual and community growth according to ethical purposes mediated by an aesthetic dimension: namely, that of Art.

About the Editor

Menotti Lerro is considered to be one of the most interesting contemporary European poets and Italian intellectuals. In 2020, he co-authored The New Manifesto of Arts with Antonello Pelliccia. He has published 17 collections of poetry and other books of short stories, aphorisms, dramas and novels. In 2011, he was the subject of a critical book by Andrew Mangham entitled The Poetry of Menotti Lerro, while, in 2020, Francesco D'Episcopo wrote two monographs on him. He currently teaches English Literature and English Culture and Civilization at the University of Linguistic Mediation of Padua, Italy. He received an MA from the University of Reading, UK, in 2007 and a PhD from the University of Salerno, Italy, in 2012.

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Objects with Animal Depictions

Abstract

Animal Images from the Upper Palaeolithic to the present. Peter Hupfauf will investigate the influence of artwork from the Pontic Steppe, via Rome, towards Central and Northern Europe. Further topics are depending on participating authors’ expertise.

About the Editor

Peter R. Hupfauf was born in Berlin, Germany, in 1946. During 1960’s studied visual communication and worked as an art director. In 1983 begining of full time painting. 1986, move to Sydney, received a Masters degree (Fine Arts) followed by a Ph.D. at the University of Sydney.

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Pan-Africanism: Past, Present, and Future

Abstract

Pan-Africanism has undergone some mutations in its ideals and objectives since its introduction in the 1900 London Conference, attempting to adapt to various conjunctures that the Africans have been through. What was Pan-Africanism in the past? What is its status today? And what future awaits it?

About the Editor

Aziz Mostefaoui is a Professor of African civilization at Ahmed Draia University of Adrar (Algeria). His research is centred on trans-Atlantic slave trade, Pan-Africanism, African history, and African-American history. He has published a number of articles in books and academic reviews on Pan-Africanism, slave trade, and African history.

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Rethinking Ethnicity: challenges, perspectives for the millennium

Abstract

Stark political changes in the 1980s—the disintegration of multi-ethnic states and the displacement of some ethnic groups from their homelands—produced complex and contested changes in ethnicity, homogenization, and the rise of nationalism. Ethnic phenomena are tightly intertwined with political and social processes going on across the world, and are contingent on specific geographical, socio-political, and cultural contexts. The diversity of ethnicity-related manifestations today has resulted in a variety of scholarly approaches, from questioning the relevance of the idea of ethnicity in modern cosmopolitan societies and studying ethnic relations in a broader context of social and cultural relations to underscoring a specific nature of ethnic identity among other identities and the effect of the conceptualization of ethnicity problems on the lives of concrete ethnic groups.

Rather than theorising over general tendencies, concepts, and terminology, this collection presents various in-depth case studies of ethnicity-related issues in concrete geographical and socio-political contexts using research paradigms drawn from linguistics, social, cultural, and media studies.

About the Editor

Nailya Bashirova, PhD, is an Associate Professor at the Kazan State Conservatoire, Russia, with more than 30 years of experience in teaching foreign languages and linguistics. Her research interests include intertextuality in the media and ethnic identity studied from the theoretical perspectives of semiotics and discourse analysis. Her publications include “Representation of Ethnic Identity of Tatars through the Ethnonym “Tatar”” (with M. Solnyshkina) in Languaging Diversity (2015).

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Researching Transculturally: Methodological Issues and Challenges

Abstract

Researchers often work in culturally and linguistically challenging contexts. They interact with research participants whose native language and sociocultural backgrounds are different to their own. They also conduct fieldwork in settings that are unfamiliar to them—constantly having to make decisions as minute as what to wear, how to greet people in a culturally appropriate manner, or whether taking photographs of place and people is taboo. There are a number of other challenges, such as differing roles and expectations, conflicting cultural values and world views, power relations, and culturally sensitive ethical practices.

There is very little practical guidance in the literature that can help qualitative researchers navigate the terrain of researching across cultures. This volume will present contributions from different researchers that provide the reader with an idea of the challenges and issues they faced while researching transculturally. Contributions will provide a behind-the-scenes perspective or narrative accounts that are not often written about as part of journal articles or monographs.

About the Editor

Mabel Victoria is a border-crosser, and holds an MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, a Master’s in Educational Research, and a PhD in Intercultural Communication. She has conducted linguistic-ethnographic research in six different countries, and has published widely in the in areas of English language teaching, humour, intercultural communication, linguistic politeness in business and in education, and latrinalia.

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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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Sacred Groves: Culture and Conservation

Abstract

Sacred groves are specific forests usually associated with a presiding deity. As sites of natural resources with traditional knowledge systems, they play crucial roles in biodiversity conservation around the world. This volume focuses on the religio-cultural aspects of sacred groves, and explores the spiritual dimension of the environment in the face of contemporary issues concerning threatened ecosystems and climate change.

About the Editor

Dr Rena Laisram teaches at the Department of History of Gauhati University, India. She is the author of the books Religion in Early Assam: An Archaeological History (2019), Early Meitei History: Religion, Society and the Manipur Puyas (2009), and The Growth and Development of Meitei Nationality: A Historical Approach (1998). Her research interests include religion and society, oral history and community, gender studies, and issues of identity.

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The History and Culture of Sicily

Abstract

Sicily’s position in the centre of the Mediterranean was crucial to its history, leaving it too large to be ignored but too small to dominate. Its rulers have ranged from ancient Greeks and Romans to French, Catalans and Spaniards. All have left their mark on the culture and architecture of the island, for better or worse. In addition, Sicily has a rich literary and artistic tradition of its own, and these will be examined in the volume.

About the Editor

Joseph Farrell is a Professor of Italian at the University of Strathclyde. His main research interests are Sicilian culture and Italian Theatre.  On matters Sicilian, he has written ‘Leonardo Sciascia’ (Edinburgh U P), ‘Sicily: A Cultural History’ (Signal Books), edited a book on the mafia (Manchester U P), and has authored various articles and translated works by Sicilian authors.

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Banking Resolution Frameworks: A Comprehensive Comparative Study for Major Jurisdictions

Abstract

The purpose of this book will be to assess, from a comparative point of view, the framework governing the resolution of banks in selected major jurisdictions. The benchmark for this comparative work will be the “Key Attributes of Effective Resolution Regimes for Financial Institutions” of the Basel-based Financial Stability Board.

About the Editor

Christos V. Gortsos studied, at undergraduate and graduate level, law, economics and finance. Currently, inter alia, he is Visiting Professor in the European Institute of the Saarland University, President of the Academic Board of the Frankfurt-based European Banking Institute (EBI) and member of the Committee on International Monetary Law of the ILA.

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Investigating Economic Crimes and Criminals: Techniques, Methodological Issues and Psychology

Abstract

A edited collection of works on economic crimes and economic criminals focusing on the areas of techniques (how to disclose and fight economic crimes), of analysing methodological issues regarding measurement of economic crime and criminal activity, and finally, contributions relevant to the psychology and behaviour of economic criminals (e.g. the analysis of the dark triad and of criminal triangle).

About the Editor

Dr Yannis Markovits holds a PhD in organizational/work psychology and is the director of an economic crime investigation/auditing organization in Greece. Dr Markovits’ book, The Committed Workforce: Evidence from the Field was published with Cambridge Scholars Publishing in 2012. He has published numerous papers/articles on economic crimes, tax evasion, corruption and fraud.

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The Integration of Systems of Innovation in Africa

Abstract

This volume explores the process of economic integration in Africa from a broad system of innovation approach. From this political economy perspective, it examines various aspects of the transition from national to regional, and eventually continental systems within the context of Agenda 2063 of the African Union.

About the Editor

Mario Scerri is the author of The Evolution of the South African System of Innovation since 1916 (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009), the editor of The Emergence of Systems of Innovation in South(ern) Africa: Long Histories and Contemporary Debates (MISTRA, 2016), the co-editor of three books on the national systems of innovation in the BRICS (Routledge, 2013 and 2014) and Measuring Innovation in OECD and non-OECD Countries (HSRC Press, 2006).

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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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Beyond Points and Badges: Gamification, Gameful Design, Serious Games, and Game-based Learning in Higher Education

Abstract

Games and gamified activities have always been a part of educators' repertoire, but until recently they have been associated largely with primary education. Since the publication of Sheldon's The Multiplayer Classroom, however, there has been an increase in the application of game mechanics and dynamics in higher education. This collection explores current practice in integrating gamification, gameful design, serious games and game-based learning into the tertiary curriculum.

About the Editor

Robin Turner teaches English for Academic Purposes at Bilkent University, Ankara. His research interests include cognitive linguistics, educational technology and gamification.

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Developmental Contribution of Smart Pedagogy

Abstract

This book will centre on discussions of human-machine relations and the creation of smart pedagogy with dominating, inquiry-based didactic design and with a focus on the developmental contribution of digital technologies' enhanced pedagogical process; contribution of pedagogical approaches and updated tools of teaching-learning to make learners' cognitive, emotional, physical, and social development a balanced affair relevant for the learners learning-centered process.

About the Editor

Irēna Žogla is Professor emeritus at the Latvian Academy of Sciences, University of Latvia, as well as a senior researcher in education at the Rezekne Academy of Technologies (RTA). She is also a member of the university of Latvia’s council for the promotion of education, and held the position of chair of the council from 2006-2017. She has held numerous leadership and researcher roles in various international projects, and is currently a senior researcher in the Implementation of transformative digital learning in the doctoral programme of Latvia. To date, she is credited in over 80 publications, as well as having presented at many academic conferences.

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Empowering Classroom Ecology in the Twenty-First Century

Abstract

Empowering Classroom Ecology in the Twenty-First Century has become mandatory to break away from the traditional primary, secondary, and university classrooms, and embrace a new vision that presents them as more eco-friendly settings where the physical, emotional, and social components merge and converge towards a more humanized, hence revolutionized instruction.

About the Editor

Hedia Ben Elouidhnine is a Tunisian teacher of English who worked at the Preparatory Institute for Preparatory Engineering studies in Tunis. She is currently teaching English at the English Language Institute in Khulais Women’s campus at the University of Jeddah in KSA. My research interests include ELT, TEFL, ESP, Applied Linguistics, and Pragmatics.

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Enhanced Learning Environments: Technology and Innovation

Abstract

Technology became part of our lives and shifted the conventional lifestyles of individuals. Today we use technology to increase productivity and sufficiency in many areas from business to education. The integration of technological developments in our lives requires us to be up to date learner and using new technological tools for both individual and professional learning. This book presents the latest educational technologies for adjusting learning environments to be a lifelong learner.

About the Editor

Zeynep Tacgin has worked in the education technologies field for more than 12 years. She has been working on AR/VR/MR technology usage in education for 7 years. Her fields of interest are   educational, wearable   technologies, innovative learning   environments, technology integration to education, education management, and   policies, distance education, augmented reality, virtual reality, simulations, instructional   design, and material development.

Andrew Hagan has over 20-years’ experience as an academic and practitioner. An international awards judge, co-director of the Australian International Animation Festival (AIAF), Visual Effects Producer & Supervisor, Adobe Certified Expert (ACE), Autodesk Certified Instructor, with relevant degrees in BA (Fine Arts) (Honours) and BA (Television Production), he established Australia’s first undergraduate university degree dedicated to the art and science of Animation and Visual Effects. His latest work is in virtual technology that empowers education and benefits the public good.

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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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Home-Schooling (Elective Home Education): Engaging Children with Learning

Abstract

With c. 66000 EHE children in the UK, this book will discuss reasons why families choose to home-educate their children; the demographics of EHE families (both nationally and within specific UK areas); support strategies for EHE by local authorities; how families are educating their children at home, including the approaches to learning, utilisation of EHE social networking and the use of informal learning contexts as means of enhancing EHE children’s learning engagement and progress.

About the Editor

Dr Roger Wood has enjoyed a wide range of roles as a scientist, conservationist and educator over the past 30 years. He is a Senior Lecturer in Education at Oxford Brookes University, having previously taught at two other universities. Prior to doctoral research at the University of Birmingham, he was Head of Science at two schools, and a Headteacher for 10 years. His current research investigates inquiry-based learning in science education, conservation education, elective home education, and the impact of confidence-informed motivation upon children’s engagement with social contexts.

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Key Aspects of Classroom Interaction in ELT

Abstract

In this collection, we will concentrate on classroom interactions when teaching English as a foreign or second language at the primary or secondary school level. There has been a great deal of work carried out in the area of classroom discourse, but this has mostly referred to general classroom discourse with no special emphasis on language teaching and learning. We believe that good quality classroom interaction promotes learners’ language acquisition. As such, this collection will explore classroom interaction in relation to both teachers and learners and investigate its various influences.

About the Editor

Lucie Betáková is an Associate Professor of English and Head of the English Department at the Faculty of Education of the University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic. She has taught ELT methodology to both pre-service and in-service teachers, and is the author of a number of publications, including Discourse and Interaction in English Language Teaching (2010), “Teacher Follow-up Move within Classroom Discourse” in The Impact of Applied Linguistics (2012), and “Supporting Language Acquisition through Teacher Questioning” in Learner Corpora and English Acquisition (A Collection of Studies) (2015).

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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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Second Language Classroom Research: Issues and Approaches

Abstract

Due to the rapid change of L2 students’ needs and world language learning/teaching environment in non-native contexts, a large number of L2 teachers have to face to the new challenges in class. This collection therefore raise a heat discussion of various issues in virtual and real L2 classrooms.

About the Editor

Wang Xiaojing received her PhD in Educational and Applied Linguistics, Newcastle University, UK. She is now teaching in Beijing Normal University, China. She has published one book, several articles and chapters in English. Her research interests include second language acquisition research, action research, sociolinguistics, classroom teaching etc.

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Teaching English as an Additional Language Among Migrant Children

Abstract

When migrants move to another country for any reasons, they face to the difficulty of adapting themselves into the environment because of the cultural differences and, most importantly, language barrier. The studies done in the past have shown that it usually takes 4-7 years (Hakuta et al, 2000; Cook et al, 2011) to reach the proficiency level of Academic English to be able to keep pace with their peers and succeed in GCSE exams. This does not only depend on their socio-economic background, emotional stress, age and adaptation to the environment but also how they perceive the language and how this is presented to them for their future in the host country.

About the Editor

Nalan Kenny is a language teacher specializing in English as an Additional Language and ESP. She holds a M.A. in Applied Linguistic and TESOL. She is the vice president of IESPTA and her interests are sociolinguistics, material development and teaching methodology.

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Teaching Physics through History of Science and Historical Experiments

Abstract

The book describes methodologies, frameworks and rationales for the instruction on issues of Physics. The aforementioned methods are based (i) on historical events of this science, as well as (ii) on the didactical transformation (not excluding ICT’s simulations and models) of famous experiments in the history of Physics and (iii) on the narratives of the protagonists (the scientists) themselves, as the latter are described in the historical documents and textbooks of Physics. 

About the Editor

Aristotelis Gkiolmas obtained a Bachelor (B.Sc.) in Physics from the Physics’ Department of the University of Athens, Greece, in 1992. He later obtained a Masters’ Degree (M.Ed.)  from the Department of  Education  of the same University on “Science in Education” and a PhD from the same Department in the area of Teaching about Complex Systems in Nature. He has published extensively in Science Education, with or without the use of ICT’s, focusing on the areas of Chaos, Complexity and wave-particle properties of matter.

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Teaching with Social Media and Technology: Global Dossiers

Abstract

Technology and social media are transfiguring the twenty-first-century classroom. This collection brings together scholarly discussions by teachers worldwide about how instruction and assessment methods need to be revised while incorporating new technologies and new learning spaces for successfully engaging and preparing post-millennial students for the increasingly technological and global workplace.

About the Editor

Sarbani Sen Vengadasalam currently teaches at Rutgers University and has both corporate management and teaching degrees and experience. Her first book, New Postcolonial Dialectics, presented an intercultural critical scaffolding, while her second book A Writing Pedagogy Sourcebook presented best practices for teaching Academic, Business and Technical writing onsite and online.

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The Use of ICT Tools in Physical Sciences Education

Abstract

ICT tools are, nowadays, a reality in physical science education. Although it has been a tough job, their use in physical sciences education has also increased in the last few years. But even with that, it is not clear whether students like them, use them and get any real profit from them. In this work we tried to analyse several aspects of the use of ICT in physical sciences education system, as which tools are used the most, which tools should be used the most, or which competences students improve with their use, among others. The results showed that computers are the preferred tools and that they will continue playing that role in the future, but also that 17% of the students think that ICT are not necessary.

About the Editor

Sir Bashiru Aremu is Prof. Emeritus and Vice Chancellor at Crown University Intl. Chartered Inc. and Most Academy Excellent World Acclaimed Distinguished Prof. Emeritus of Computer Science, Information and Communication Technology, awarded by UNESCO. He is Vice President of The International Centre for Eye Research and Education, Argentina, and Vice President for International Affairs at West Coast University, California. He is the World Grand President of the International Chartered World Learned Society; Vice President of International Affairs at Sastra Angkor University, Cambodia; Deputy Director General for Africa and Research Professor at International Biographical Centre in Cambridge, UK. He is also a distinguished member of the corporate advisory board at Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research, India, and has been a visiting and adjunct professor at Mandsaur University India. He is the founder of Prof. Sir Bashiru Aremu Intl. Foundation Inc, and several other institutions that have declared him as a World Distinguished Professor by various higher institutions and organizations world-wide.

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The Use of Libraries to Develop Early Childhood Education

Abstract

Libraries are regarded as the backbone of the institutions in which they exist. Librarians have an important role to play in the lives of people, not to mention in the learning of children. The libraries instil the love for books in library users, especially children. They also develop different important skills that a child needs to possess in order to be able to learn and succeed in their education. Children in the foundational phase should be trained on how to use the school library as early as possible since this is the perfect stage during which the child can be trained and developed into a habitual reader. If the child is unable to read, then that child will not be able to learn.

About the Editor

Dr Mahwasane Nkhangweni Patricia is a wife and mother of four children, three daughters and a son. She worked as a primary school teacher for 9 years in a rural area before spending 11 years as a teacher-librarian. She was then appointed as an academic librarian where she worked as a reference librarian responsible for serving the school of education. After completing her Masters Dissertation on the topic: ‘Provision of library services to disadvantaged children in rural areas of the Limpopo Province, she went on to write her doctoral thesis (PhD) on the topic: ‘School libraries and the development of reading habits among rural foundation phase (grade three learners) in Vhembe District, Limpopo Province, South Africa. Dr Mahwasane has published several articles in accredited journals. She also successfully published two books with Cambridge Scholars Publishing. She has additionally presented at numerous national and international conferences.  

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Using Augmented Reality (AR) to Promote Brain Literacy and Mental Health Awareness in Primary Education

Abstract

Augmented Reality (AR) based applications provide opportunities to present educational material in a unique way. This thesis explores the way AR aids the promotion of brain literacy and mental health awareness in primary education, specifically focusing on the parts of the brain involved in the stress response.

About the Editor

Maria Mattsson is a Helsinki-based neuropsychiatric mentor. Her focus is on emotional skills and creative methods. Dr Mallika Punukollu is a Consultant in CAMHS Psychiatry in Glasgow and a senior honorary clinical lecturer at Glasgow University. Together, they work towards accessible digital health through Safespot app and website.

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What It Takes to Become an Effective Teacher in Today's Society

Abstract

This volume is a collection of philosophical and practical suggestions from successful educators (from around the world) who are currently practicing and/or who have practiced in various educational disciplines/settings. The collection of thoughts will allow effective educators to share elements of the philosophies which have made them successful teachers.

About the Editor

Dr. Anthony Berman holds a BA in Slavic Linguistics, an MSE in Counseling and Reading, and an EdD in Educational Leadership. He has taught at both the elementary and high school levels, has taught adult learners for over 25 years (both graduate and undergraduate students), and has been a building principal.

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Building New Civilizations: From Theory to Practice

Abstract

Civilization is defined as a community which removes borders by referring to shared core values and memories of historical events. As such, it also has significant economic and political power. Adopting an evolving model of history with increasing levels of complexity, we need new studies on innovation, obstacles, and measures of progress for building new civilizations.

About the Editor

Victor V. Motti is an international writer, speaker, and strategic foresight adviser. He is the author of the book A Transformation Journey to Creative and Alternative Planetary Futures (2019), and is the Director of the World Futures Studies Federation and the Managing Editor of the European Journal of Futures Research. He has been a guest speaker at international conferences in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia, speaking on key transitions at planetary and regional levels for the 2030, 2050 and 2060 horizons. Victor was the recipient of the World Futures Studies Federation President’s Outstanding Young Futurist Award in 2013.

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Empowering Classroom Ecology in the Twenty-First Century

Abstract

Empowering Classroom Ecology in the Twenty-First Century has become mandatory to break away from the traditional primary, secondary, and university classrooms, and embrace a new vision that presents them as more eco-friendly settings where the physical, emotional, and social components merge and converge towards a more humanized, hence revolutionized instruction.

About the Editor

Hedia Ben Elouidhnine is a Tunisian teacher of English who worked at the Preparatory Institute for Preparatory Engineering studies in Tunis. She is currently teaching English at the English Language Institute in Khulais Women’s campus at the University of Jeddah in KSA. My research interests include ELT, TEFL, ESP, Applied Linguistics, and Pragmatics.

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Pragmatic Engineering Via Green Technology

Abstract

Lucy Larcom once asserted, "He who plants a tree, plants a hope." This volume aims at planting trees at multiple fronts, pragmatically taking on the emanated challenge, 'diminishing green'. This book brings world-class experts together to disseminate the State-of-the-art on the recent progresses in greening tomorrow.

About the Editor

Dr Jacqueline A. Stagner has edited one Springer book on sustaining resources for tomorrow, and is currently editing a volume on green energy with CRC.

Dr David S-K. Ting is the founder of the Turbulence & Energy Laboratory. He has authored more than one hundred and thirty journal papers in the thermofluids area.

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Sacred Groves: Culture and Conservation

Abstract

Sacred groves are specific forests usually associated with a presiding deity. As sites of natural resources with traditional knowledge systems, they play crucial roles in biodiversity conservation around the world. This volume focuses on the religio-cultural aspects of sacred groves, and explores the spiritual dimension of the environment in the face of contemporary issues concerning threatened ecosystems and climate change.

About the Editor

Dr Rena Laisram teaches at the Department of History of Gauhati University, India. She is the author of the books Religion in Early Assam: An Archaeological History (2019), Early Meitei History: Religion, Society and the Manipur Puyas (2009), and The Growth and Development of Meitei Nationality: A Historical Approach (1998). Her research interests include religion and society, oral history and community, gender studies, and issues of identity.

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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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Women and Herbal Medicine in the Renaissance and Contemporary Society

Abstract

The volume explores the fraught question of herb or wise women in the 16th and 17th centuries in society and in the arts. The second part presents several modern herbalists and holistic practitioners and some contemporary representations in the arts

About the Editor

Margaret Rose teaches British Theatre Studies and Performance at Milan University. Recent researches focus on Shakespeare and the natural world. She co-edited Shakespeare Forever Young and Shakespeare, our Personal Trainer. She wrote the site-specific plays, A Walk in Shakespeare’s Garden and Ophelia, Herb Woman and the documentary, Shakespeare, Arlecchino and Green Passion, directed by James Willetts (launch in 2021).

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Women and Reading in Early Modern Europe

Abstract

The book covers the figure of the woman reader in Europe during the early modern period. Unlike the woman writer, she left us only a few written testimonies, but there are now sources that can bring out, with different perspectives for analysis, new dimensions of reading, including the women familiarity with books.

About the Editor

Milena Sabato received a PhD (2006) in early modern history from the University of Salento, Italy, where she has since taught and researched. She qualified as Associate Professor in Modern History (2014 and 2018). Her main research interests are censorship, history of the book, gender history, and teaching Italian history, language, and culture to foreigners.

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Women in Prisons

Abstract

This international collection will focus on policies and practices in women’s imprisonment internationally. The rise of numbers of women in prison around the world raise fundamental questions about why so many women are in prison and what are the implications of this trend. Effects on children and families will be examined.

About the Editor

Liz Gordon has a background in Education but more recently has been working in Law and Justice fields, and social and community policy. She is a Board member of INCCIP, the International Coalition for the Children of Incarcerated parents.  She has a long-term interest in women prisoners.

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Biotechnologies in Medicinal Plants

Abstract

The book will summarize approaches for using biotechnological methods as tissue culture and/or genetic transformation to improve or manipulate pathways for the production of biologically active pharmaceuticals, to enhance extractability of medicinal plant ingredients or production of recombinant protein in plants.

About the Editor

Pouneh Pouramini holds a MSc in Medicinal and Aromatic plants and started her PhD at IPK Gatersleben, Germany.

Goetz Hensel is Senior Scientist at IPK and expert in genetic transformation of plants. Both published a number of articles, book chapters and books in the field of transgenic and medicinal plants.

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Current Approaches in Addiction Psychology

Abstract

Both behavioural and substance addictions are causing dramatic problems across the globe, having a negative effect on the health of young people worldwide. These addictions produce negative impacts not only on individuals, but also on societies. Therefore, we believe that the most substantial things experts must do in this area are to refresh the findings and practical techniques perpetually and complement information and findings supported by research, and in doing so we aim to contribute current methodology and support regulation of prevention approaches.

In this context, this volume shares current research findings and approaches about addiction psychology, from an international perspective. It aims to inform academics, practitioners and the general reader interested in the subject. This book attempts to cover different issues and aspects of addiction psychology from different methodological perspectives, providing general information on some traditional and contemporary addiction types. Academics and practitioners will also be able to gather up-to-date information about family approaches, attachment, mindfulness and motivational counselling, and their relations with addiction psychology.

About the Editor

Eda Ermagan is an Assistant Professor at Beykoz University, Turkey. She holds a PhD in Forensic Psychology, and her research interests include addiction psychology, eyewitness memory and trauma psychology. In addition to her academic career, she has also worked as a counselling psychologist and EMDR therapist.

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Dialogues with Headache Patients

Abstract

This book will aim to provide answers to some of the most common questions that arise in dialogues between doctors and headache patients. Each chapter will take one of these questions as its base and, through a clinically comprehensive yet conversational approach, provide an answer. Some potential questions to consider: “What do I take for a headache if I am pregnant?”; “My doctor says I am taking too much medication,  what am I supposed to do for all my headaches?”; “How can I get into a research study?"; “How should I keep track of my headaches and what is important for you to know?”; Is there anything important that I should tell you during our first visit?”; “My headaches are triggered by my periods; how can they be managed?”; “I have a lot of headaches but my doctor told me not to take my medication too often. What do I do?”; “I am told that too many medications can worsen headaches, how does that work and how do I deal with that?”; “I am thinking of getting pregnant; what should I do about my headaches?”; “I want to use contraception but I have bad migraines, does that change what I should use?” “Are there any kinds of food that trigger headaches?”

About the Editor

Dr Mark W. Green is the Director of Headache and Pain Medicine and Professor of Neurology, Anesthesiology, and Rehabilitation Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He has been active in the practice of headache and facial pain since 1978.  He has lectured throughout the world on this subject and has written numerous articles and books on various subjects concerning headache and facial pain. 

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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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Drug Development, Efficacy and Outcome Matter

Abstract

A huge number of different chemicals or bio-agents are waiting for efficacy discovery and are reevaluated each year. However, drug development is widely divided by different medical discipline and drug development must be cooperative between chemists and pharmacologists. Enhancing drug discovery efficacy and outcomes is an important medical and pharmaceutical topic for drug producers. To overcome low efficiency of drug producers, break barriers between different areas of science is suggested. This book series addresses the scientific, technological and regulatory networks for drug development—including cancer, neural, infectious, blood, cardiovascular, immune, bone and other disease treatment agents.

About the Editor

Da-Yong Lu, born in Shanghai. Graduated from Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Shanghai Medical University; He was the first author of more than 100 original scientific articles published in international journals and three books on cancer, suicide and HIV therapeutics.

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Forensic Psychiatry: Clinical and Ethical Approaches

Abstract

This collection includes themes related to the practice of forensic psychiatry in the criminal and civil spheres. Given some ethical peculiarities of forensic practice, which differ from clinical practice, this collection will include both approaches: The forensic practice of psychiatry and the ethical dilemmas that may arise throughout it.

About the Editor

Elias Abdalla-Filho is a clinical and forensic psychatrist, psychoanlyist with a pHd in Health Sciences (Bioethics) form the University of Brazil. He is now a member of the department of Ethics and Psychiatry in the Brazilian Association of Psychiatry.

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Grapes and Wine-Preventive Valuable Nutritional Tools

Abstract

The huge volume of research on grapes and wine testify for their importance in human nutrition as means for health maintaining and disease prevention, due to their high content in bioactive compounds. The book aims to be a discussion forum for the newest research results in the framework of the above main idea.

About the Editor

Dr Veronica Sanda Chedea has an expertise in the field of natural bioactive polyphenolic compounds. She has been published more than 50 research papers and book chapters in the field and has edited the book, Procyanidins characterisation, antioxidant properties and health benefits. Dr Chedea was the director or member in the research team of more than 25 national and international projects. 

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How to Overcome Infectious Diseases Using Medicinal Plants

Abstract

Infectious diseases are currently a significant cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, and even more so in the light of COVID-19. Despite significant progress in controlling these epidemics, medicinal plants offer significant potential for the development of new strategies for prevention and treatment. This book aims to gather contributions on the use of several medicinal plants in infections through various methodologies.

About the Editor

Ana Paula Girol is Professor of Biomedicine and Pro rector of Postgraduate and Research, University Center Padre Albino, Brazil with research focused on herbal medicines and protein annexin A1 in inflammatory and tumoral processes. 

Veeranoot Nissapatorn is a Medical Doctor, and Associate Professor, School of Allied Health Sciences, Walailak University, Thailand involved in Infectious parasitic diseases (epidemiology and clinical relevant diagnostic challenges); Coordinator of Southeast Asia Water Team and World Union for Herbal Drug Discovery. 

Maria de Lourdes Pereira is Associate Professor with Habilitation, Department of Medical Sciences, University of Aveiro, Portugal with 38 years of experience, collaborates with Southeast Asia Water Team and World Union for Herbal Drug Discovery on potential of medicinal plants against infectious diseases.

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Portal Hypertension

Abstract

Portal hypertension is a major complication of cirrhosis, and its consequences, including variceal hemorrhage, ascites, and others, lead to substantial morbidity and mortality. The past several decades have seen major improvements in the clinical management of complications of portal hypertension, resulting in substantial gains in patient outcomes. However, important challenges remain.

About the Editor

Professor Dmitry Garbuzenko, MD, graduated from the Medical Faculty of Chelyabinsk State Medical Institute in 1985 and defended his PhD thesis in 1991. Since 1996 he has been part of the Department of Faculty Surgery, South Ural State Medical University, first as Assistant Professor, before later becoming Associate Professor (2003), and finally receiving a full Professorship in 2010. He defended his doctoral thesis (M.D) in 2008. 

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Rehabilitation of Motor Function after Stroke: The Techniques Used and Their Mechanisms

Abstract

This book is about interventions such as task specific training, conventional therapy, robotic rehabilitation, mental practice and tasks observation (motor imagery) and mirror therapy used for the rehabilitation of motor function following stroke. It will also discuss the mechanisms through which the interventions improve motor function.

About the Editor

Awhal Abdullahi has 14 years experience as a clinician and a Lecturer in Physiotherapy. He is the author of the book An Outline of Clinical Decision Making for Physiotherapists. In addition, he has published widely on rehabilitation of motor function after stroke.

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Atomic Childhoods: The Cold War and Children’s Popular Culture

Abstract

The long 1950s baby boom coincided with nuclear bomb proliferation and the emergence of television, comics and other media directed towards the burgeoning child market. This collection focuses upon the packaging and domestication of the nuclear age for children in both booming and recovering post-war economics.

About the Editor

Cheryl Krasnick Warsh, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, has published on gender, health, addictions and childhood. 

Katharine Rollwagen has published on the history of advertising to teenagers, television, and education in Canada. Warsh and Rollwagen are Professors at Vancouver Island University and Co-Editors of Gender and History.

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Italian Literature and Censorship in Modern History (16th – 21st centuries)

Abstract

Concentrating on the long period of cultural history from the early modern times up to the present, this book covers one of the most controversial subjects in historiography, namely the success or failure of the policy - especially of the Church - to exert control over Italian literature.

About the Editor

Milena Sabato received a PhD (2006) in early modern history from the University of Salento, Italy, where she has since taught and researched. She qualified as Associate Professor in Modern History (2014 and 2018). Her main research interests are censorship, history of the book, gender history, and teaching Italian history, language, and culture to foreigners.

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The History and Culture of Sicily

Abstract

Sicily’s position in the centre of the Mediterranean was crucial to its history, leaving it too large to be ignored but too small to dominate. Its rulers have ranged from ancient Greeks and Romans to French, Catalans and Spaniards. All have left their mark on the culture and architecture of the island, for better or worse. In addition, Sicily has a rich literary and artistic tradition of its own, and these will be examined in the volume.

About the Editor

Joseph Farrell is a Professor of Italian at the University of Strathclyde. His main research interests are Sicilian culture and Italian Theatre.  On matters Sicilian, he has written ‘Leonardo Sciascia’ (Edinburgh U P), ‘Sicily: A Cultural History’ (Signal Books), edited a book on the mafia (Manchester U P), and has authored various articles and translated works by Sicilian authors.

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Women and Herbal Medicine in the Renaissance and Contemporary Society

Abstract

The volume explores the fraught question of herb or wise women in the 16th and 17th centuries in society and in the arts. The second part presents several modern herbalists and holistic practitioners and some contemporary representations in the arts

About the Editor

Margaret Rose teaches British Theatre Studies and Performance at Milan University. Recent researches focus on Shakespeare and the natural world. She co-edited Shakespeare Forever Young and Shakespeare, our Personal Trainer. She wrote the site-specific plays, A Walk in Shakespeare’s Garden and Ophelia, Herb Woman and the documentary, Shakespeare, Arlecchino and Green Passion, directed by James Willetts (launch in 2021).

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Women and Reading in Early Modern Europe

Abstract

The book covers the figure of the woman reader in Europe during the early modern period. Unlike the woman writer, she left us only a few written testimonies, but there are now sources that can bring out, with different perspectives for analysis, new dimensions of reading, including the women familiarity with books.

About the Editor

Milena Sabato received a PhD (2006) in early modern history from the University of Salento, Italy, where she has since taught and researched. She qualified as Associate Professor in Modern History (2014 and 2018). Her main research interests are censorship, history of the book, gender history, and teaching Italian history, language, and culture to foreigners.

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Feeling Cognition: Correlations of Linguistics and Affect

Abstract

This collection will encompass chapters from applied linguistics with a focus on the role of affect. The aim of the collection is to highlight the mutual influence of affect on language use and ‘linguistic behaviour’ in, for example, ecolinguistics, critical discourse analyses, cognitive linguistics, psycholinguistics, semantics, pragmatics and their (inter)personal, social, and ethical dimensions.

About the Editor

Mgr. Zuzana Luckay Mihalcinova, PhD, is a linguist, literary theorist, university teacher and researcher. She has been researching the concept of human dignity and its many facets for over 15 years. Her current research is on the role of emotions (affect) on self-perception and value assignment.

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Translating Horror: Shadows on the Page and Screen

Abstract

This multidisciplinary volume, through both case studies and wider surveys of literary traditions in dialogue, engages the horror genre as it is transmitted and developed across languages. The second part of the book is particularly focused on ways in which stories and novels are adapted for the cinematic medium.

Translating Horror is interested in particular challenges that may be encountered in interlinguistic environments, for example, in rendering certain genre conventions; in early cinema practices; in more recent cultural economies of cinema remakes; and in how (pseudo-)translation and interpreting can be used as framing devices or become key parts of a plot).

About the Editor

Paschalis Nikolaou is Assistant Professor in Literary Translation at the Ionian University in Corfu, Greece. He has previously edited, among others, Translating Selves: Experience and Identity between Languages and Literatures (2008) and Encounters in Greek and Irish Literature: Creativity, Translations and Critical Perspectives (2020). His study The Return of Pytheas: Scenes from British and Greek Poetry in Dialogue was published in 2017. Most recently, he guest-edited an issue of Synthesis (12. 2019: “Recomposed: Anglophone Presences of Classical Literature”) and contributed essays to Anne Carson/Antiquity (2021) and The Cambridge Handbook to Translation (2022).

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Internet Discourse: The Meta-language Representation of Practice

Abstract

The new communicational reality conditions an unusual scientific situation: practice is much more productive than its theoretical reflection. With that, the logic of further development requires a generalization of applied achievements. In this regard, linguistic, technical and interdisciplinary researches are needed, which can be realized within the framework of a wide meta-language approach. The book is devoted to the identification and systematization of generalized prototypical traits of contemporary communication. Related interdisciplinary approach is aimed on wide scientific search of humanities and informational paradigm integrity. In this context the representation of Internet discourse suggests phenomenological, structural and functional meta-description supporting speech practice sphere.

About the Editor

Alexander Barkovich’s research activity is focused on linguistic aspects of communication, information and social networks. He defended his habilitational thesis in Theory of Language in 2016. He is the author of more than 100 scientific publications. Monograph Informational Linguistics: The New Communicational Reality was published in Cambridge Scholars in 2020.

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Investigations on Factors Affecting L2 Perception and Production

Abstract

This book collects studies on adults’ L2 perception and production. With different approaches, the studies range laboratory settings to real classroom settings. Pedagogical implications are offered at the end of each chapter. This collection will help establish commonalities across research areas and facilitate better practice in adult L2 acquisition.

About the Editor

Dr. Ying Li is an Associate Professor in the Foreign Language School at Southwest University of Political Science and Law. Dr. Li completed her Ph.D in Linguistics at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Her research interests mainly lie in the area of second language acquisition.

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Key Aspects of Classroom Interaction in ELT

Abstract

In this collection, we will concentrate on classroom interactions when teaching English as a foreign or second language at the primary or secondary school level. There has been a great deal of work carried out in the area of classroom discourse, but this has mostly referred to general classroom discourse with no special emphasis on language teaching and learning. We believe that good quality classroom interaction promotes learners’ language acquisition. As such, this collection will explore classroom interaction in relation to both teachers and learners and investigate its various influences.

About the Editor

Lucie Betáková is an Associate Professor of English and Head of the English Department at the Faculty of Education of the University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic. She has taught ELT methodology to both pre-service and in-service teachers, and is the author of a number of publications, including Discourse and Interaction in English Language Teaching (2010), “Teacher Follow-up Move within Classroom Discourse” in The Impact of Applied Linguistics (2012), and “Supporting Language Acquisition through Teacher Questioning” in Learner Corpora and English Acquisition (A Collection of Studies) (2015).

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Languages of Politics

Abstract

Depending on their gender, education, party or other affiliations, politicians tend to develop their “tribal language”, whose usage in the political arena serves to increase polarisation and create ideologically homogeneous neighbourhoods instead of democratically exchanged arguments. This collections explores the different languages spoken by politicians, how partisan neologisms are formed, and the effects of language polarisation.

About the Editor

Dragana Božić Lenard obtained her PhD in Linguistics and MA in English and Croatian Language and Literature from the University of Osijek, Croatia. Her doctoral dissertation dealt with gender differences in speeches made in the 113th United States Congress. Using computational, quantitative, and qualitative analyses, she has published several papers in the field of gender differences in speeches made in political settings. She currently works as an Assistant Professor at the University of Osijek, where she teaches English for Specific Purposes (ESP) courses. Her research interests include ESP, sociolinguistics, and computational linguistics.

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Mind and Second Language Acquisition: Experimental Approaches

Abstract

The volume will focus on experimental designs that investigate second language acquisition using methods from various fields. These fields include, but are not limited to, psychology, neuroscience, education, biology, sociology, language pathology, and computer science.

About the Editor

Dr George Georgiou is a tenure-track Full-Time Faculty Member in Linguistics at the Department of Languages and Literature of the University of Nicosia, Cyprus, and he is the coordinator of the Cyprus Linguistics and the Humanities Research Group. He has previously worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher and Assistant Lecturer in the Department of General and Russian Linguistics of the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia, as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Rehabilitation Science of Cyprus University of Technology, and as an Associate Lecturer in the Division of Linguistics of the University of Central Lancashire, UK. His research interests lie in the areas of phonetics, phonology, psycholinguistics, and second language acquisition. Dr Georgiou’s work has appeared in various high-impact, international journals, and he is the author of two monographs. He has twice received the Research Recognition Award from the University of Nicosia, and he has won three research grants. His work has also appeared in the reputable American magazine Forbes (2020) and has been covered by the Canadian national public broadcaster CBC (2021).

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Modal Verbs and Modality: from Literary to Non-literary Texts

Abstract

This volume is a collection of scholarly articles devoted to the pragmatic, semantic, and/or syntactic analysis of English modal verbs (central, peripheral, and/or semi-modals) and their modal meanings in different genres including literary, informative, and functional texts.

About the Editor

Monika Skorasińska, PhD, was born and bred in Szczecin, Poland. Graduated from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland (PhD in Linguistics) and from University of Szczecin (MA degree in English Philology; MA degree in Special Needs Education). Working at the Institute of Linguistics, University of Szczecin, Poland. An English language teacher, translator, and proof-reader.

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Multilingualism: Aspects of Acquisition, Learning, Space, Language Policies

Abstract

Multilingualism is nowadays a very common phenomenon all over the world. Investigating the different dimensions of multilingualism, the individual and the societal ones, can lead to a better understanding of the learning processes as well as the diverse needs and identities that multilinguals bring to the picture.

About the Editor

Fotini Anastassiou is an adjunct lecturer of Linguistics at the Hellenic Open University and has taught at the University of Athens. She holds a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from the University of Thessaly, an MA in Translation from the University of Surrey and a BA (Hons) in Linguistics from the University of Hertfordshire.

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Particularities in Algerian Arabic

Abstract

Algerian Arabic emerged as a sub-variety of Modern Standard Arabic and considered as a sub-ordinate linguistic code despite its social dominance. MSA makes part of a dialectical language situation acknowledges the dominance of dialectical Arabic. Algerian Arabic developed through time its particularities at different linguistic levels which are often ignored despite its social mobility.

About the Editor

Khadija Belfarhi is a professor of linguistics at the University of Annaba, Algeria. She received her Master’s in linguistics in 2007, and earned her PhD in semantics and literature in 2014. Her main research interest is the study of languages in Algeria with a particular focus on the grammar of Algerian Arabic.

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Second Language Classroom Research: Issues and Approaches

Abstract

Due to the rapid change of L2 students’ needs and world language learning/teaching environment in non-native contexts, a large number of L2 teachers have to face to the new challenges in class. This collection therefore raise a heat discussion of various issues in virtual and real L2 classrooms.

About the Editor

Wang Xiaojing received her PhD in Educational and Applied Linguistics, Newcastle University, UK. She is now teaching in Beijing Normal University, China. She has published one book, several articles and chapters in English. Her research interests include second language acquisition research, action research, sociolinguistics, classroom teaching etc.

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Speech Perception and Production in L2

Abstract

This book is concerned with studying speech perception and production in an L2. The collection deals with segments, syllables as well as features above syllable level (suprasegmental level). The chapters that make up this volume describe careful empirical research conducted in Eastern Mediterranean countries such as Cyprus.

About the Editor

Elena Kkese (PhD Linguistics, MA Applied Linguistics, BA English Language and Literature, AFHEA) teaches at a tertiary level since 2007. She is the author of Identifying Plosives in L2 English and L2 Writing Assessment and has published extensively on L2 phonology, spelling, and writing. 

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Teaching English as an Additional Language Among Migrant Children

Abstract

When migrants move to another country for any reasons, they face to the difficulty of adapting themselves into the environment because of the cultural differences and, most importantly, language barrier. The studies done in the past have shown that it usually takes 4-7 years (Hakuta et al, 2000; Cook et al, 2011) to reach the proficiency level of Academic English to be able to keep pace with their peers and succeed in GCSE exams. This does not only depend on their socio-economic background, emotional stress, age and adaptation to the environment but also how they perceive the language and how this is presented to them for their future in the host country.

About the Editor

Nalan Kenny is a language teacher specializing in English as an Additional Language and ESP. She holds a M.A. in Applied Linguistic and TESOL. She is the vice president of IESPTA and her interests are sociolinguistics, material development and teaching methodology.

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The Effect of Translation Technologies on the Translation Process

Abstract

The use of technological tools in translation work has become increasingly more efficient. However, these tools also represent important challenges for the translation industry and profession. This book highlights various types of challenges and suggests that translation technologies will become even more integral in interlingual communication.

About the Editor

Dr Kais A. Kadhim is Assistant Professor at the University of Sohar, Oman. He obtained an MA and PhD in Translation from the University of Science Malaysia (USM).  His main research interest is Cultural Linguistics, Media Discourse, Stylistics and Translation. He has Published 40 Papers in Cultural Linguistics, Translation Theory and Media Discourse in Thomson Reuters, Scopus And Refereed Journals.  Furthermore, He Has Written 3 Books in Linguistics and Translation.

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Bioactive Molecules from Microalgae

Abstract

The microalgae constitute a vast universe of molecules biologically active and with commercial importance. This book will present the most up-to-date research on these compounds. This will are a solid resource that brings together multidisciplinary research, development, and innovation for a wide study of microalgae biologically active molecules.

About the Editor

Prof. Eduardo Jacob-Lopes is currently associate professor at the Department of Food Technology and Science, Federal University of Santa Maria. He has more than 15 years of teaching and research experience. He is a technical and scientific consultant of several companies, agencies, and scientific journals. He has 466 publications /communications, which include 11 books, 42 book chapters, 94 original research papers, 364 research communications in international and national conferences, and has registered 15 patents. His research interest includes biotechnology and bioengineering with emphasis on microalgal biotechnology.

Prof. Leila Queiroz Zepka is currently an associate professor at the department of food technology and science, Federal University of Santa Maria . She has a masters in food engineering from Federal University of Rio Grande and a doctorate in food science from State University of Campinas . She has more than 15 years of teaching and research experience. She is a technical and scientific consultant of several companies, agencies and scientific journals. She has 440 publications/communications which include 11 books, 42 book chapters, 78 original research papers, 250 research communications in international and national conferences and has registered 10 patents. Her research interest includes microalgal biotechnology with emphasis on biomolecules and natural pigments. Tatiele Casagrande do Nascimento is currently a researcher at the department of food technology and science, Federal University of Santa Maria. She has a masters and doctorate in food science and technology from Federal University of Santa Maria. Her research interest includes microalgae biocomponds with emphasis on bioactive molecules and health.

Tatiele Casagrande do Nascimento is currently a researcher at the department of food technology and science, Federal University of Santa Maria. She has a masters and doctorate in food science and technology from Federal University of Santa Maria. Her research interest includes microalgae biocomponds with emphasis on bioactive molecules and health.

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Contemporary Neuropsychiatry: Implications from Cognitive Neuroscience

Abstract

This collection of papers will include topics to range from contributions of cognitive-affective and social neuroscience to mental health and disorder: integrating translational neuroimaging and molecular neurobiology applied to explanation of anxiety, affective and psychotic disorders, suicide behavior and sexual disorders, among others. There will be invited outstanding international scholars to contribute.

About the Editor

Drozdstoy Stoyanov received MD (2002), PhD in neurology and psychiatry (2005), Doctor of Science degree (2018) in psychiatry, Board Certified Psychiatrist (2008) with Postgraduate Certificate (2010) in Philosophy and Mental Health. He holds the position of Full Professor, Head of Neuropsychiatry and Brain Imaging Group, Scientific Secretary of the Research Institute at the Medical University of Plovdiv in Bulgaria. International Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (2018), Vice Chair Philosophy SIG at the Royal College of Psychiatrists (since 2012), Guest Lecturer in the Universities of Basel, Copenhagen, Vienna and Bergen.

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Ahmed Saadawi: A Casebook

Abstract

This book deals with the works of Iraqi IPAF winner and Man Booker Prize-shortlisted novelist Ahmed Saadawi. It explores his novels and short stories, and early poetry, as well as the main artistic aspects of his fiction. Saadawi rose to prominence after the publication of Frankenstein in Baghdad, which won the IPAF prize. However, very little has been written about his previous works, and, ironically, the works that followed. This book will provide a more comprehensive view of the writer and his works.

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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Away from Home: Black British Women’s Writing, 1970 and Beyond

Abstract

The arrival of the Empire Windrush at Tilbury on 22 June 1948 marked the beginning of an important period in British writing, but also an era that largely silenced women writers—particularly women writers of colour. In the years following the arrival of the Windrush, the output of women writers of colour in the UK, or Black British women writers, increased. However, recognition of this group was not as forthcoming as acclaim and acknowledgement was largely granted to male writers. While the work of all immigrant writers in the UK—particularly those texts that recount the lived experiences surrounding immigration—is critical to literature studies, women writers have historically been positioned at the margins of the canon. Specifically, immigrant women writers in the UK in the post-Windrush years, with a few exceptions, seem to labour almost in silence. This collection proposes an examination of Black British women’s writing, focusing on the years after 1970, addressing the female immigrant experience. Some authors of interest are Eintou Pearl Springer (Trinidad), Binta Breeze (Jamaica), June Henfrey (Barbados), Buchi Emecheta (Nigeria), Hannah Pool (Eritrea), Nadifa Mohamed (Somalia), and Irenosen Okojie (Nigeria). Essays addressing the work of women writers who are British-born, second generation, such as Bernadine Evaristo, Patience Agbabi, Monica Ali, and Meera Syal, are also welcome.

About the Editor

Camille S. Alexander earned a PhD in English at the University of Kent, UK, where her research focused on Caribbean female migratory literature. Dr Alexander’s research interests include Caribbean studies and literature, Black British literature, film, African American literature, and third-wave feminism. She recently guest-edited an issue of Caribbean Quarterly (2021), and has published in The Journal of Popular Culture (2019), The International Journal of James Bond Studies (2020), and the edited collections Woke Cinderella: 21st-Century Adaptations (2020) and Voodoo, Hoodoo and Conjure in African-American Literature: Critical Essays (2019). Dr. Alexander is an Assistant Professor of English at Tuskegee University, USA.

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Crisis in Contemporary British Fiction

Abstract

This collection of critical essay explores how contemporary British authors engage with the theme of crisis in their fiction (as apparent in novels and short stories by Kazuo Ishiguro, Julian Barnes, A S Byatt, Ian McEwan, Graham Swift, Hilary Mantel, Zadie Smith, Pat Barker, and Martin Amis, among others). ‘Crisis’ can be investigated not only as informing any aspect of fiction involving sociopolitical and cultural systems, but also as a mode of challenge to established power structures and modes of representation across narrative traditions.

About the Editor

Anastasia Logotheti, PhD, is Professor of English at Deree College, the American College of Greece. She has published several articles in The Literary Encyclopedia on Kazuo Ishiguro, Graham Swift, and Ian McEwan. Her most recent publications are the articles “Alterity in E M Forster’s ‘The Other Boat’” in Language and Literary Studies of Warsaw (2021) and “Digital Encounters with Shakespeare” in Research in Drama Education (2020), as well as chapters in the volumes Crossing Borders in Gender and Culture (2018), Reading Graham Swift (2019), and London: Myths, Tales and Urban Legends (2021).

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Crossing Boundaries: The Works of Olga Tokarczuk

Abstract

The volume is devoted to the main tendencies that organize the prose of Olga Tokarczuk. Using the perspective of the anthropology of literature (ethnopoetics, ecopoetics, somatopoetics) we focus on the problem of empathy, and on the author’s desire to cross boundaries between human and non-human, masculine and feminine, speakable and unspeakable, marginal and central.

About the Editor

Anna Łebkowska is a Professor at the Faculty of Polish Studies of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow (Poland). Her interests include: theories of literary fiction, anthropology of literature, gender issues, problems of body and affects in contemporary prose. She is the author of many books including Empathy. On Literary Narratives 20th and 21st Centuries (2008), Somatopoetics – Affects – Imagination (2019). 

Eugenia Prokop-Janiec is a Professor at the Faculty of Polish Studies of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow (Poland). She specializes in the history of modern literature and literary criticism, ethnology of literature, Polish-Jewish literary and cultural contacts. Among her books are Polish-Jewish Literature in the interwar Years (2003), Polish-Jewish Frontier. Topographies and Texts (2013); Literature & Ethnology (2019).

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Depictions of Pestilence in Literature, Media, And Art

Abstract

This book aims to fill in a gap in studies of literature, media, culture, and art by exploring depictions of contagious diseases in different genres since the dawn of humanity and compiling a history of such representations of pestilence from a post-human and environmental perspective. Indulging in humankind’s struggle with calamities throughout history, the collection will discuss several media that portray real or imagined futures based on past and present facts. In today’s world, which is stricken with global warming and the COVID-19 pandemic, these narratives, termed ‘plague literature’, hold a crucial position in guiding humanity towards a greater ecological awareness. The book will appeal to scholars, students, organisations, and individuals who are interested in studies of literature, history, media, art, and environmental humanities.

About the Editor

Dr Kübra Baysal holds PhD, MA, and BA degrees in English Literature and works as a Lecturer at the School of Foreign Languages of Ankara Yildirim Beyazit University, Turkey. Her main fields of interest are climate fiction, apocalypse fiction, Doris Lessing, feminism, environmental studies, the Victorian novel, and the contemporary novel. She is the author of a number of articles and book chapters, and is the editor of the book Apocalyptic Visions in the Anthropocene and the Rise of Climate Fiction (2021).

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Entanglement and Entropy: The Weave of Claire Messud’s Novels

Abstract

American fiction writer, essayist, and professor Claire Messud explores the embodied contingency of lived experience—in history, politics, philosophy, and culture—through her characters’ interactions and adjustments. From the beginning, in When the World Was Steady (1994), her intricate work has followed intimate, cosmopolitan affiliations. Human attachments located precisely in time and space, primarily between women or girls, set in motion unanticipated calamities.

About the Editor

Sandra Singer is Professor in the School of English and Theatre Studies of the University of Guelph, Canada. Her publications include the edited collections Doris Lessing: Interrogating the Times and Doris Lessing’s The Golden Notebook after Fifty, as well as J.J. Steinfeld: Essays on His Works. Most recently, she published the monograph Stock Characters in 9/11 Fiction: Homosociality and Nihilist Performance, which includes a chapter on Messud’s The Emperor’s Children.

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Fitzgerald-Hemingway-Faulkner: The American Modernist Triad and Postclassical Narratology

Abstract

This book would focus on the new readings of Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and Faulkner from the angles of post-classical narratology. Except a foreword, this collection has three parts. Each part centers on one writer and consists of three or four chapters.

About the Editor

Xilin Cheng is a retired Professor of English who received his BA at the Sichuan Institute of Foreign Languages (B.A.), an MA from Sichuan University. From 1980 to his retirement in 2013 he held numerous positions as a Lecturer, Associate Professor, and later Professor of English at the same institution. He was a Fullbright Scholar at the University of Chicago from 1988-89, in addition to a post as Senior Visiting Scholar at Harvard University from 1999-2000.

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Identity Construction in Contemporary Ethnic and Minority Literary Discourse: A Critical Approach

Abstract

The book examines representations of hybridity, sexuality and/or gender in Contemporary Ethnic/Minority Literature, and the manifold ways in which identity patterns are constructed within the relevant literary discourse, in a post-9/11, transnational/inter-national context. The main contribution of this project entails mapping and analyzing the ways contemporary literary discourse (in its various generic forms) challenges and rewrites Minority/Ethnic narratives, while contributing to theoretical concepts of belonging and/or resistance within the context of the nation or beyond.

About the Editor

Omar S. Baz holds a PhD in Comparative Literature, Dublin City University, Ireland. He is currently Adjunct-Assistant Professor at the Department of Literature and Transnational Studies, Lebanese University, Beirut. He is a published academic author and is currently working on new research on Ethnic and Minority Studies in the US.

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In Response to Invasion: Iraqi Literature from April 2003 to December 2011

Abstract

This book deals with Iraqi literature, from the fall of Saddam Hussein to the retreat of American troops. It deals first with the predominantly pro-Baathist literature under Hussein as a sort of introduction and backdrop to the writing that will emerge after his fall. It then moves on to deal with different aspects of Iraqi poetry, novel, and theatre in the tumultuous years that followed.

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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Italian Literature and Censorship in Modern History (16th – 21st centuries)

Abstract

Concentrating on the long period of cultural history from the early modern times up to the present, this book covers one of the most controversial subjects in historiography, namely the success or failure of the policy - especially of the Church - to exert control over Italian literature.

About the Editor

Milena Sabato received a PhD (2006) in early modern history from the University of Salento, Italy, where she has since taught and researched. She qualified as Associate Professor in Modern History (2014 and 2018). Her main research interests are censorship, history of the book, gender history, and teaching Italian history, language, and culture to foreigners.

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Mad in Craft: Intersections of Art and Madness

Abstract

The general idea of this collection is to explore the ways madness is expressed in art, especially in literature, and examine the ways in which the language of madness is created and whether its rules (if any) can be identified (is there a method in this madness?).

About the Editor

Maciej Piątek is an independent scholar and freelance translator. A graduate of the Jagiellonian University (Kraków, Poland), Institute of English Philology, in 2006, he gained an M.A. for his thesis on Shakespeare in Translation, and has published numerous book translations in the fields of literature, history, political theory, and theology.

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Mapping Medieval Literature

Abstract

This collection explores medieval literature from the perspective of spatial or cartographic readings. Topoanalytic readings of major literary works or spatial discussions of illuminated manuscripts of major texts from the long middle ages (6th to 16th cenury) are welcome.

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About the Editor

John R. Gilhooly is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Theology at Cedarville University where he directs the Honors Program.

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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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Shakespeare 2021: The Modernity of his Poetry and Prose in our Current Age

Abstract

Some authors are definitely immortals. When we think about them, we often suppose that everything has already been said. This is false. Each author needs to be read and discussed again and again in every new historical period. For this reason it is interesting to look at William Shakespeare’s poetry and prose from a modern perspective. In this volume, new scholars demonstrate the importance of re-approaching one of the most influential authors who ever existed, from the point-of-view of bright, contemporary theories. 

About the Editor

Menotti Lerro taught English Literature and English Culture and Civilization at the University of Linguistic Mediation (Unimed) of Milan, Italy, and gave lessons at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, IULM University of Milan and the University of Reading, UK. He received a Master of Arts from the University of Reading in 2007, and a PhD from the University of Salerno, Italy. Author of about 30 volumes of literature, in 2016 he was awarded with a “Special Mention” in the three selected authors for literature for the Italian National Prize “100 Italian excellences”.

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Studies in the Victorian and Neo-Victorian Novel

Abstract

The nineteenth century was the age of the novel and the Victorian epoch brought about an unprecedented flourishing of it. The public did not want so much to read about fundamental problems of humankind and how to approach them, but merely wished to be entertained with what was familiar, to pretend that what was found in books did really happen, that literature was journalism and fiction was history. The literary trend that such expectations thus generated was (critical) realism, seen as a representation of truth— social, economic or individual—and the typical and familiar in real life, rather than an idealized, formalized or romantic interpretation of it. Readers wanted to read about easily identifiable situations with ordinary people like themselves but liberated from the dullness of daily routine. Indeed, such novels generously fulfilled their expectations and offered them chronological, straightforward and easily discernible development of plots, familiar backgrounds and credible characters.

About a hundred years following this, the Victorian novel is perceived—not seldom with nostalgia—as a sort of ideal, representing the great tradition, an omnipresent and reliable point of reference. The age has changed, and so has the reading public, but the fascination and engagement with Victorian literature and culture is still active. Nonetheless, as many critics argue, simply using a Victorian backdrop cannot make the work in question “neo-Victorian”. Though the foundation is still there, in the nineteenth century tradition, neo-Victorianism is associated with something more, namely a wide range of issues including memory, race and empire, sex and science, spectrality and the heritage industry. To these, a number of key trends and studies such as gender and sexuality, postmodernism, reimagining Empire or postcolonialism that retain a Victorian “anchor” find their place within Neo-Victorianism and emphasize that there is always something new, something recently developed that may lead to a more complex apprehension of the lights and shadows of the investigated novel and render it neo-Victorian.

It is the aim of this volume to discover and discuss Victorian roots and attributes, as well as neo-Victorian outgrowths and characteristics, in creations of literary fiction connected with the two ages situated about one hundred years apart and, consequently, to argue and demonstrate what may label them as Victorian or neo-Victorian products. 

About the Editor

Dr Adrian Radu is currently Associate Professor at the Faculty of Letters of Babeș-Bolyai University, Romania. His main interests and fields of research and expertise are Victorian literature, D.H. Lawrence, the contemporary British novel and contemporary Irish poetry. He is the author of three volumes of literary studies, including Perceptions of Victorian Literature and The Palace of Art. He has also authored several studies and articles on Victorian and Neo-Victorian literature, cultural studies, Shakespearean bardolatry, the contemporary British novel and contemporary Irish poetry published in publications such as Studia Universitatis Babeş-Bolyai, B.A.S. British and American Studies, Romanian Journal of English Studies, and Transylvanian Review.

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The Other Dubliners: Literature Against Paralysis in Joyce and his Counterparts

Abstract

Despite his criticism, in Dubliners and elsewhere, Joyce wrote of nothing but his “Dear Dirty Dublin” (Ulysses). UNESCO City of Literature since 2010, Dublin is indeed the birthplace of many literary masters and masterpieces. On the eve of the 100th anniversary of the publication of Joyce’s Ulysses, this collection analyses how Irish literature disrupts both paralysis and entropy, making sense of our human “chaosmos” (Finnegans Wake). The collection includes relational essays on the work of selected Irish writers, juxtaposing local and global themes.

About the Editor

Márcia Lemos is a member of the Centre for English, Translation, and Anglo-Portuguese Studies, a research unit that has two branches, one at the NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities in Lisbon, and the other at the University of Porto, in Portugal. She holds a BA in Modern Languages and Literatures and an MA in Anglo-American Studies with a dissertation on Finnegans Wake. In 2014, she finished her PhD project, a comparative study of James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake and Samuel Beckett’s Murphy, on a state-funded merit scholarship granted by the Foundation for Science and Technology. She has presented papers at several national and international conferences and has published work in different magazines, journals and collective volumes. In 2017, she co-edited, with Miguel Ramalhete Gomes, a collection titled Exchanges between Literature and Science from the 1800s to the 2000s: Converging Realms, and, in 2020, she co-edited, with Jorge Almeida e Pinho, Literature and the Arts since the 1960s: Protest, Identity and the Imagination. She is the executive editor of the online journal Via Panoramica: A Journal of Anglo-American Studies, and is currently Visiting Adjunct Professor at the European Business School. 

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The Rise and Rise of Heroic Romance

Abstract

Heroic romance has, from the twelfth century at least, influenced storytelling in many languages, and continues in new forms, frequently encoding cultural and political change. This book explores new perceptions of its range and significance.

About the Editor

After completing her PhD at Southampton University, Lynn Forest-Hill taught medieval and renaissance studies at the same institution until retiring to write. Her publications include work on Tolkien and a limited edition translation of Sir Bevis of Hampton.

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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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Wonder Tales in the Fiction of A. S. Byatt

Abstract

This collected volume will address the relevance of A. S. Byatt’s wonder tales within the wider context of her fiction and invites submissions that specifically explore this relationship. The topics for the proposed chapters include, but are not limited to: gender and genre; female identity; the relationship between narrators and tales; postmodern and/ or feminist undertones vs. traditional modes of wonder tale narrative; frame tale and embedded stories.

About the Editor

Alexandra Cheira is a researcher at ULICES (University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies, Portugal). Her current areas of research include contemporary women’s writing, Women’s Studies, Gender Studies and wonder tales.

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Writing Autobiographies: Is Poetry the Best Genre to Grasp Reality?

Abstract

According to the ‘canon’ of Philippe Lejeune, an Autobiography must be written in prose. New studies are suggesting new directions, and verse seems to be replacing the prose as the main form to tell a real life story. Thanks to postmodernism, we have come to understand that the “truth” is not objective, and that it can be caught within a fragment. As a consequence, verse seems the best way to catch it. In this volume, scholars will examine these ideas, explaining why, in their opinion, poetry can be considered, or not, the most useful genre to catch subjective reality and therefore to write an Autobiography tout court. 

About the Editor

Menotti Lerro taught English Literature and English Culture and Civilization at the University of Linguistic Mediation (Unimed) of Milan, Italy, and gave lessons at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, IULM University of Milan and the University of Reading, UK. He received a Master of Arts from the University of Reading in 2007, and a PhD from the University of Salerno, Italy. Author of about 30 volumes of literature, in 2016 he was awarded with a “Special Mention” in the three selected authors for literature for the Italian National Prize “100 Italian excellences”.

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Writing as Performance: Accounts of Autoethnography

Abstract

The third millennium confronts academics of all disciplines with the exigency of addressing their emergent dilemmas as professionals in their fields through scholarly publications. This collection searches for an outlet for such expressiveness in autoethnography, which helps to emancipate individuals, institutions, and societies through creating authentic relations between scholars and their writing.

About the Editor

Dr Georgina Gabor received PhD in Communication Studies from Bowling Green State University, USA, in 2003. She has been working for the West University of Timisoara, Romania, for 18 years, and has published 14 books. She was awarded the Bologna Professor distinction in 2019, and her work has explored the scope and thrust of qualitative inquiry.

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Translating Horror: Shadows on the Page and Screen

Abstract

This multidisciplinary volume, through both case studies and wider surveys of literary traditions in dialogue, engages the horror genre as it is transmitted and developed across languages. The second part of the book is particularly focused on ways in which stories and novels are adapted for the cinematic medium.

Translating Horror is interested in particular challenges that may be encountered in interlinguistic environments, for example, in rendering certain genre conventions; in early cinema practices; in more recent cultural economies of cinema remakes; and in how (pseudo-)translation and interpreting can be used as framing devices or become key parts of a plot).

About the Editor

Paschalis Nikolaou is Assistant Professor in Literary Translation at the Ionian University in Corfu, Greece. He has previously edited, among others, Translating Selves: Experience and Identity between Languages and Literatures (2008) and Encounters in Greek and Irish Literature: Creativity, Translations and Critical Perspectives (2020). His study The Return of Pytheas: Scenes from British and Greek Poetry in Dialogue was published in 2017. Most recently, he guest-edited an issue of Synthesis (12. 2019: “Recomposed: Anglophone Presences of Classical Literature”) and contributed essays to Anne Carson/Antiquity (2021) and The Cambridge Handbook to Translation (2022).

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Forming and Reforming into Music: Identities, Totality, Deformities

Abstract

The proposed panel takes into account all the old and current ideas reflected in art and specifically in musical composition and musicology. It could bring together all forms of provocation of ideas in music.

About the Editor

Milena Bozhikova, DSc, is a Professor at the Institute of Art Studies of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. She graduated summa cum laude in Musicology at the Moscow State P. I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Russia. She is the author of a number of books and articles.

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Inclusive Opera: Accessibility, Inclusion, Empowerment

Abstract

This volume examines the field of accessible opera for persons with sensory disabilities and presents, from an interdisciplinary perspective, theoretical reflections, methodological proposals, and analyses of people’s personal experiences. The aim is twofold: to facilitate the implementation of new accessibility projects and to promote a more systematic approach to developing accessibility research paths on all levels. This work offers insights into the views of linguists, psychologists, musicologists, marketing experts and opera show organisers, as well as operators who work in the world of opera theatres and who create accessibility services. Finally, a section of the volume is dedicated to the needs and experiences of persons with sensory disabilities, to complete the panorama of positions and perspectives. The ultimate aim of this volume is to promote inclusion in relation to opera, making accessibility more visible, widespread and effective, in line with recent European directives and the positions expressed by all major international organizations.

About the Editor

Elena Di Giovanni, PhD, is Associate Professor of English Translation at the University of Macerata, Italy. She has taught audiovisual translation and media accessibility for 20 years, her research interests ranging from dubbing and subtitling from a reception studies perspective to media accessibility, especially audio description. In 2019, she was made Fullbright Visiting Chair at the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she taught audiovisual translation. From 2008 to 2016, she was Visiting Lecturer at Roehampton University, London, MA in audiovisual translation. Since 2013, she has lectured on film translation and accessibility at the Venice International Film Festival, within the European Parliament-funded LUX Prize for cinema. Since November, 2016, she has been President of ESIST, European association for the study of screen translation (www.esist.org). She is coordinator of accessibility services at Macerata Opera Festival (www.sferisterio.it), Teatro Grande in Brescia (www.teatrogrande.it) and Teatro Regio di Parma (https://www.teatroregioparma.it). She has published extensively on translation from a literary and audiovisual perspective. Her publications can be found here.

Francesca Raffi holds a PhD in English for Special Purposes and Audiovisual Translation. Since 2016, she has been an adjunct lecturer in English Language and Translation in the Department of Humanities and in the Department of Education, University of Macerata (Italy). Since 2018, she has been Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Liverpool (UK). From 2018 to 2019, she was Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Macerata with a research project on reception studies and media accessibility. In 2017, she was Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Translation Studies at Constantine the Philosopher University Nitra (Slovakia) and in 2015, she was Visiting Researcher at the British Film Institute (London). In 2019, she was awarded the title of Chartered Linguist (Education and Language Specialist) by the Chartered Institute of Linguists (UK). Her main research interests include audiovisual translation (mainly from a diachronic and historical perspective), and accessibility to media, arts and culture. Her publications can be found here.

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Cosmologies: How We Think of the World as We Know It

Abstract

This collection aims at questioning our past, present and future relationship to environment or nature by addressing issues related to “cosmologies”. What do myths, imagination or philosophy tell about Nature? How do we think of our place in nature? Are we facing a major paradigmatic change within a global and anthropocenic world?

About the Editor

Frédéric Le Blay is both a classicist and a philosopher who specialized in the philosophy of science applied to ancient worlds. Focusing on medicine as well as cosmologies and meteorology, his research is related to the global perspective of environmental anthropology.

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Horse Welfare Guidelines to International Horse Racing Regulation

Abstract

The veterinary regulation of horse racing is critical to ensure the sustainability of the racing industry and to protect the safety and welfare of the racehorse. The guidelines aim to assist Regulatory Veterinarians in performing to a high standard and to raise the profile of Veterinarians in the racing industry.

About the Editor

Brian Stewart and Kenneth Lam have been extensively involved in the International Group of Specialist Racing Veterinarians (IGSRV) on international horse movement to facilitate international races, veterinary regulation, doping control, infectious equine disease surveillance and epidemiological studies of training and racing injuries and welfare for over 25 years.

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New Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Performative Turn in Humanities and Social Studies

Abstract

This collection of articles seeks to explore the impact of the performative turn on the different areas of humanities and social sciences. The purpose of this book, therefore, is to explore the contemporary performative trends in humanities and social sciences.

About the Editor

Nizar Zouidi, PhD, is an assistant professor of English literature at the department of English at the college of Arts at the University of Hail in Saudi Arabia. In his home country, Tunisia, he is a member of the department of Education at the higher institute of Social Sciences and Education Tunisia.

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Researching Transculturally: Methodological Issues and Challenges

Abstract

Researchers often work in culturally and linguistically challenging contexts. They interact with research participants whose native language and sociocultural backgrounds are different to their own. They also conduct fieldwork in settings that are unfamiliar to them—constantly having to make decisions as minute as what to wear, how to greet people in a culturally appropriate manner, or whether taking photographs of place and people is taboo. There are a number of other challenges, such as differing roles and expectations, conflicting cultural values and world views, power relations, and culturally sensitive ethical practices.

There is very little practical guidance in the literature that can help qualitative researchers navigate the terrain of researching across cultures. This volume will present contributions from different researchers that provide the reader with an idea of the challenges and issues they faced while researching transculturally. Contributions will provide a behind-the-scenes perspective or narrative accounts that are not often written about as part of journal articles or monographs.

About the Editor

Mabel Victoria is a border-crosser, and holds an MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, a Master’s in Educational Research, and a PhD in Intercultural Communication. She has conducted linguistic-ethnographic research in six different countries, and has published widely in the in areas of English language teaching, humour, intercultural communication, linguistic politeness in business and in education, and latrinalia.

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Road Traffic Accident Expertise: Legal, Medical, Traffic and Economic Aspects

Abstract

An interdisciplinary study of processing a road accident related to the traffic-technical, traffic-psychological, traffic-medical, criminal-trasological, legal and economic aspect of a road accident. In-depth road accident investigation, which includes the Pre-crash, Crash, and Post-crash phase, and uncovers the mechanisms behind the occurrence of a road accident, linking causes and consequences.

About the Editor

Milenko Čabarkapa, PhD, is a Professor at the Faculty of Traffic, Communications and Logistics of the Adriatic University of Montenegro. He is an independent researcher, a court expert, responsible planner, designer, engineer, and evaluator. His fields of interest include road safety, road accident analysis, road safety management, and urban mobility.

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The Sustainable Dead

Abstract

This collection encourages deeper theoretical engagement, critical investigation, and multi-disciplinary approaches that shed light on the challenges and opportunities for translating questions of sustainability in dying, death, and memorialisation into everyday reality. From this perspective, even the concept of sustainability in death is critically deconstructed.

About the Editor

Ruth McManus is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. She researches on social aspects of death and dying, and is inaugural President of the New Zealand Society for Death Studies. Her current projects include the greening of death in New Zealand, new technologies for body disposal and disaster memorialisation. Her publications include the books Death in a Global Age (2012), Death Down Under (2019), and Exploring Society (2019).

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

Abstract

The technical object is not what it used to be. A new understanding 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 brings 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.

So far, technical objects have been studied in relation to questions of utility. The conceptual atmospheres surrounding the technosphere, artistic or otherwise, have been shaped in the terms of simian consumerism. Any discussion of the technical object is cast in the vocabulary of an ascribed economic, emotional, or intellectual value. This volume will shift towards an ecosophy of artifacts to explore the intricate mesh of the technical and the artistic beyond modes of valorisation and insignia of co-dependence.

The volume encourages submissions that look at technical objects as a wealth of relations fully indifferent to a simian universe and explore vocabularies for the articulation of these relations. Of special interest are the excavations of conceptual regions that preclude epistemological points of entry and call for novel ways of engagement with our practices of perceiving and knowing. The collection will hypothesise that technical objects express these unexplored relations most fully in artistic practice.

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. Her publications include the books Literary Worlds and Deleuze: Expression as Mimesis and Event (2017) and Theatre and the Virtual: Genesis, Touch, Gesture (2022). She has also published work in journals such as Deleuze StudiesThe New Theatre QuarterlyThe Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, Performance Philosophy, and Skenè: Journal of Theatre and Drama Studies.

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Beyond the Limit: Philosophical Protagonists of Human Enhancement

Abstract

This book discusses moral issues related to human enhancement in light of some of its first philosophical protagonists. These generally come from the German Romantic tradition (Schelling, Du Prel, Hellenbach, Klages, Driesch, T.H. Green etc.), but insights are shared by several Asian strands of thought. The contributions in this volume consider the possibility that real human enhancement presupposes an altered state of consciousness. They discuss several philosophies which not only put into question prevailing forms of ‘normalised’, rational-empirical consciousness, but also give an account of the stratified structure of consciousness. Virtual human capabilities are identified that may conditionally be brought to flourishing.

About the Editor

Rico Sneller, PhD (1967) is a lecturer in continental philosophy. His main interests concern the critique of rationality in the German Romantic tradition, altered states of consciousness, comparative philosophy, etc. He is the vice-president of the global academic network organisation Alternative Perspectives and Global Concerns (APGC, www.ap-gc.net). 

Dr Tatjana Kochtekova received a Ph.D. from Kiev National University in 1998 on Self in the Speech Acts Theory and a second Ph.D. at the Center for Russian Studies at the University of Nijmegen on Vladimir Solovyov’s theory of humanity. She works as a lecturer of Sociology and Philosophy at Jindal Global University. Her research is focusing at philosophical anthropology, art of living and philosophy of technology.

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Cosmologies: How We Think of the World as We Know It

Abstract

This collection aims at questioning our past, present and future relationship to environment or nature by addressing issues related to “cosmologies”. What do myths, imagination or philosophy tell about Nature? How do we think of our place in nature? Are we facing a major paradigmatic change within a global and anthropocenic world?

About the Editor

Frédéric Le Blay is both a classicist and a philosopher who specialized in the philosophy of science applied to ancient worlds. Focusing on medicine as well as cosmologies and meteorology, his research is related to the global perspective of environmental anthropology.

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Philosophy, Psychology and Place

Abstract

This book will present different views on the relationship between philosophy, psychology and place. It will showcase articles from international scholars that address a variety of theoretical and practical issues in contemporary philosophy and psychology by connecting them to place. The book will show the importance of place and expands the literature existing on this subject to new areas.

About the Editor

Matthew Gildersleeve Ph.D., works at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. His past research has focused on place and making connections between the philosophies of Heidegger, Nietzsche, Jung, Freud, Lacan, Hegel, and Žižek. He has published articles in the Journal of Analytical Psychology, European Psychiatry, the Humanistic Psychologist, Cosmos and History and Philosophy Now.

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Reactualizing Emancipation: New Perspectives in Contemporary Ethics

Abstract

This collection will explore the potentialities, the sources, and the future of emancipation from the standpoint of contemporary ethics. Indeed, the idea of emancipation has been long considered as belonging to a particular and limited tradition, and this perspective impeded reading it as a key concept to understand humans and their relations with each other and with the world. On the contrary, however, it is necessary to rethink emancipation in its deep connection to the topics of freedom, autonomy, human dignity, and solidarity. In an epoch of misleading promises of emancipation, this word should instead open up new perspectives, both in the field of interpersonal and in public ethics, trying to answer some fundamental and urgent questions, the most relevant being: Is the search for emancipation an “historical a-priori” that should be recognized even in the troubled times in which we are living? Can emancipation be equated to human freedom, and can its search be thought of as an “anthropological constant”? Is emancipation still relevant to building solidarity-oriented communities and to facing the increasing individualism of our times?

Following this path, emancipation appears as essential in addressing some of the most important challenges in contemporary ethics: namely, environmental ethics; ethics and technology; ethics of personal and public relations; ethical issues concerning our embodied experience; ethics of relations with others; ethics, care and cure; ethics and our relation with space and time; ethics, immanence, and transcendence; and ethical issues in religious views of emancipation and salvation. Through the multi-faceted analysis carried out in the collection, emancipation will be shown to be able to refigure many of the most urgent ethical issues of our times.

About the Editor

Silvia Pierosara is Researcher of Moral Philosophy at the University of Macerata, Italy. She has studied the theory of recognition, narrative ethics, and relational autonomy, as well as contemporary forms of ethical and social emancipation both on a local and global scale. She is interested in the ethical implications of narratives as paths to personal and social emancipation and in the exploration of the structural features that make narratives violent, tolerant, inclusive, or attentive to suffering.

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The Contemporary Person in the Changing World

Abstract

This book seeks to prove that only an integrated being can stand up to the challenges of the age. They come from the changing structure of society, a society that is constantly on the move. Now which elements are constant and which undergo transformation without any danger to the integrity of the human person?

About the Editor

Jan Kłos, PhD, studied philosophy and English at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin. In 1987, he obtained his MA degree in English, and in 1998 his PhD degree in philosophy. In 2007, he obtained his post-doctoral degree (habilitation) and in 2019 he was made full professor. He is interested in moral questions, political and economic theories that affect the human person. He is particularly interested in defining the right ethos for the human being to develop all his and her capacities. The question of which ethos is conducive to this end and which is not is of utmost importance for the editor. He has authored numerous books and papers, including "The Claim for Secularisation as a Contemporary Utopia", in Markets & Morality, vol. 10, no 1 (Spring 2007), for which he was awarded the Michael Novak Award.

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The Metaphysics of Religion

Abstract

This is a collection of essays on the theme of the metaphysics of religion. The several papers collected here offer different theoretical schemes for understanding the universe as a theistic one. Some correspond to traditional religious theories others are novel.

About the Editor

Peter Loptson received his BA from York University and his MA and PhD from the University of Pittsburgh. He taught at the University of Saskatchewan and subsequently at the University of Guelph, where he was Department Chair from 1998 to 2003. He served as co-editor of Dialogue and Hume studies, each for five-year spans. He is the author of five books and the editor of three, in addition to having published a number of articles focusing on classics and philosophy. He retired in 2014.

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Intelligence to Wisdom: A Quantum Mechanical Perspective

Abstract

Chapters can be contributed in the subject area encompassing the philosophical texture of intelligence and wisdom as laid down by eminent scholars, explanations of human psychology, development, adoption, and learning; adoptive learning; intelligence versus wisdom; introduction of quantum mechanics; possibilities of quantum mechanical encoding of human psyche and wisdom.

About the Editor

Aloke Sarkar is an amateur researcher. After beginning his career in the Indian Steel industry at the age of 18 he has risen to become Deputy General Manager at the Rourkela Steel Plant, Steel Authority of India Ltd. His research interests include the Quest for Artificial Wisdom defined by Non-Binary Processor Architecture, Simultaneous Multiple Items Binary Search, Wisdom-Knowledge differentiation, and Intelligence Improvement Loop.

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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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Resilience in Smart Grid Electrical Protection

Abstract

Electrical protection in smart grid is one of the main concerns due to consecutive switching of energy resources. In order to make a self-healing protection compatible with smart grid requirements it is necessary to establish a protection and control center comprising real time simulation, protection design and configuration and online setting adaptation of protective relays. Among this, adaptive algorithms to recognize and distinguish different kinds of abnormalities to control operation of protective relays are also seems to be necessary. The algorithms also communicate with protection simulation and design center to transfer the status and receive a response to make a correct decision to maintain stability and availability of power sources in smart grid.

About the Editor

Salman Rezaei received a B.Sc. in electrical engineering from Mehriz-Azad University, Mehriz, Yazd, Iran in 2010. He has been working in Kerman Combined Cycle Power Plant since 2005. He is an electrical engineer of technical office. His activities include protective relaying, testing electrical devices, generator transformer and protective relays, electrical studies and simulation of distributed resources and electrical projects.

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Structures and Properties of Ionic Liquids examined by Molecular Dynamics Simulations

Abstract

Some newly-developed ionic salts are liquids even at room temperature, and are now called the ionic liquids (ILs). These systems are designable to exhibit new funtions by combinations of complex cations and anions. Molecular Dynamics simulations are a useful tool to examine such systems. The purpose of this collection is to examine the structures and properties ofionic liquids using MD and related methods.

About the Editor

Dr. Junko Habasaki graduated from Tokyo University of Education, Japan, and took her PhD at Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan. She has published more than 100 papers in international journals and has done more than 40 invited (keynote, plenary) talks at international conferences. She is a co-author of Dynamics of Glassy, Crystalline and Liquid Ionic Conductors (Springer, 2017) and is the author of Molecular Dynamics of Nanostructures and Nanoionics (Jenny Stanford, 2020).

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Teaching Physics through History of Science and Historical Experiments

Abstract

The book describes methodologies, frameworks and rationales for the instruction on issues of Physics. The aforementioned methods are based (i) on historical events of this science, as well as (ii) on the didactical transformation (not excluding ICT’s simulations and models) of famous experiments in the history of Physics and (iii) on the narratives of the protagonists (the scientists) themselves, as the latter are described in the historical documents and textbooks of Physics. 

About the Editor

Aristotelis Gkiolmas obtained a Bachelor (B.Sc.) in Physics from the Physics’ Department of the University of Athens, Greece, in 1992. He later obtained a Masters’ Degree (M.Ed.)  from the Department of  Education  of the same University on “Science in Education” and a PhD from the same Department in the area of Teaching about Complex Systems in Nature. He has published extensively in Science Education, with or without the use of ICT’s, focusing on the areas of Chaos, Complexity and wave-particle properties of matter.

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Understanding, Assessing and Preventing Fall Risks: Human Factors to Engineering Approaches

Abstract

This book will provide well-defined and inclusive understandings and assessments of pedestrian falls from human factors to applied engineering perspectives. The information will include engineering, physical, and cognitive approaches against falls, and proposa practical recommendations for designing safer walkways and footwear to prevent the incidents of pedestrian falls.

About the Editor

Dr. In-Ju Kim is an active reseracher in the fields of occupational safety, ergonomics/human factors engineering, biomechanics, and nano-tribology applications for health and safety improvements. He has served as editor and editorial board member in the disciplinary areas of Industrial Engineering, Safety Engineering, and Rehabilitation Science and Technology.

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Citizenship and Democracy: The Modern State in Transition, and What Next?

Abstract

The relation between the citizens of a nation and the institutions of the state determines the character of a state. The state conceptualizes the premise of citizenship. Every civilization bears the two dialectically intertwined progressive and reactionary trends of the past in its present. How the past manifests itself in the present depends upon the really existing social balance of forces. The global discourse is agog with divergent views on the question of citizenship and migration. It is imperative on the academic intellectual circle to delve into this subject and draw a forward-looking conceptual framework. This book may be a guide to the people who are engaged in serious debate and struggle thereon to reach to a correct conclusion.

About the Editor

Arup Baisya is a writer and a social activist, with professional experience in the fields of technology and management. He is the author of a book published by Cambridge Scholar Publishing. His research explores diverse socio-economic phenomena, and he has published extensively on several socio-economic and political issues in various national and international journals.

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Critical Perspectives in National Security Strategies

Abstract

This book is a compendium of the shared understanding of the editors and contributors (military and civilians) who posit that Nigeria needs to undergird her national security and sustainable strategies with critical thinking perspectives and principles.

About the Editor

Dr Anthony Chukwu, a philosophy generalist, is a professor of Philosophy in the Department of Humanities at Seneca College, Toronto, Canada.

Dr Caroline Obiageli is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Languages and the Head of the Centre for Critical Thinking, Teaching and Learning (CCTTL) at Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, Nigeria.

Dr (Mrs) Nafisatu Dahiru Muhammad, the pioneer female Chief Executive of the Nomadic Education Commission in Nigeria, was recently the Head of the Centre for Critical Thinking, Teaching and Learning (CCTTL) and a Senior Lecturer at Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna, Nigeria.

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Languages of Politics

Abstract

Depending on their gender, education, party or other affiliations, politicians tend to develop their “tribal language”, whose usage in the political arena serves to increase polarisation and create ideologically homogeneous neighbourhoods instead of democratically exchanged arguments. This collections explores the different languages spoken by politicians, how partisan neologisms are formed, and the effects of language polarisation.

About the Editor

Dragana Božić Lenard obtained her PhD in Linguistics and MA in English and Croatian Language and Literature from the University of Osijek, Croatia. Her doctoral dissertation dealt with gender differences in speeches made in the 113th United States Congress. Using computational, quantitative, and qualitative analyses, she has published several papers in the field of gender differences in speeches made in political settings. She currently works as an Assistant Professor at the University of Osijek, where she teaches English for Specific Purposes (ESP) courses. Her research interests include ESP, sociolinguistics, and computational linguistics.

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Nationalisms (old and new) in the UK

Abstract

The book will address the following: - nationalist discourses (at UK and sub-UK level) and the construction of difference/of the "other(s)"; from a variety of vantage points: political, socio-economic, cultural, etc; - the changing (or unchanging) nature of those narratives over time; and - their impact in the short and long terms.

About the Editor

Prof. D. Revest has been teaching at Université de la Côte d'Azur for the last twenty years. His field of expertise encompasses all the forms of relationships between Scotland, Wales and England from the early 18th century onwards (see e.g. his Independence for Scotland! Independence for Scotland?, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014).

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Political Warfare in the Age of Social Media: War by Other Means

Abstract

This collection reveals how propaganda and political warfare have shaped our thinking in the Electronic Age. As JFC Fuller predicted, we no longer reach for coal and steel, because the battlefield is now the mind and imagination and regulated by the electronic pulse of social media.

About the Editor

Dr. Erwin J. Warkentin has published on the impact of media and propaganda on European society and its politics after WWII. He has also served as a consultant in the use of Social Media in communication and teaching and how it is employed to overtly and covertly disseminate ideologies.

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Rethinking Ethnicity: challenges, perspectives for the millennium

Abstract

Stark political changes in the 1980s—the disintegration of multi-ethnic states and the displacement of some ethnic groups from their homelands—produced complex and contested changes in ethnicity, homogenization, and the rise of nationalism. Ethnic phenomena are tightly intertwined with political and social processes going on across the world, and are contingent on specific geographical, socio-political, and cultural contexts. The diversity of ethnicity-related manifestations today has resulted in a variety of scholarly approaches, from questioning the relevance of the idea of ethnicity in modern cosmopolitan societies and studying ethnic relations in a broader context of social and cultural relations to underscoring a specific nature of ethnic identity among other identities and the effect of the conceptualization of ethnicity problems on the lives of concrete ethnic groups.

Rather than theorising over general tendencies, concepts, and terminology, this collection presents various in-depth case studies of ethnicity-related issues in concrete geographical and socio-political contexts using research paradigms drawn from linguistics, social, cultural, and media studies.

About the Editor

Nailya Bashirova, PhD, is an Associate Professor at the Kazan State Conservatoire, Russia, with more than 30 years of experience in teaching foreign languages and linguistics. Her research interests include intertextuality in the media and ethnic identity studied from the theoretical perspectives of semiotics and discourse analysis. Her publications include “Representation of Ethnic Identity of Tatars through the Ethnonym “Tatar”” (with M. Solnyshkina) in Languaging Diversity (2015).

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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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Voice of Emigrants: Media of Political Emigrants from Central and Eastern Europe after 1945

Abstract

The aim of the work is to analyze the media used by political emigrants from Central Europe after 1945. We want to answer the following questions: What types of media did emigrants have? What they preached in them? Were the media used more to justify their activities towards Western societies or towards their own emigrant communities and nations behind the Iron Curtain?

About the Editor

Arkadiusz Indraszczyk, historian and political scientist, habilitated doctor, professor at the Siedlce University of Natural Sciences and Humanities, senior curator at the Museum of the History of the Polish People's Movement in Warsaw, conducts research on political emigration from Central Europe after 1945, political parties, European integration and collective security systems in Europe.

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Current Approaches in Addiction Psychology

Abstract

Both behavioural and substance addictions are causing dramatic problems across the globe, having a negative effect on the health of young people worldwide. These addictions produce negative impacts not only on individuals, but also on societies. Therefore, we believe that the most substantial things experts must do in this area are to refresh the findings and practical techniques perpetually and complement information and findings supported by research, and in doing so we aim to contribute current methodology and support regulation of prevention approaches.

In this context, this volume shares current research findings and approaches about addiction psychology, from an international perspective. It aims to inform academics, practitioners and the general reader interested in the subject. This book attempts to cover different issues and aspects of addiction psychology from different methodological perspectives, providing general information on some traditional and contemporary addiction types. Academics and practitioners will also be able to gather up-to-date information about family approaches, attachment, mindfulness and motivational counselling, and their relations with addiction psychology.

About the Editor

Eda Ermagan is an Assistant Professor at Beykoz University, Turkey. She holds a PhD in Forensic Psychology, and her research interests include addiction psychology, eyewitness memory and trauma psychology. In addition to her academic career, she has also worked as a counselling psychologist and EMDR therapist.

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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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Intelligence to Wisdom: A Quantum Mechanical Perspective

Abstract

Chapters can be contributed in the subject area encompassing the philosophical texture of intelligence and wisdom as laid down by eminent scholars, explanations of human psychology, development, adoption, and learning; adoptive learning; intelligence versus wisdom; introduction of quantum mechanics; possibilities of quantum mechanical encoding of human psyche and wisdom.

About the Editor

Aloke Sarkar is an amateur researcher. After beginning his career in the Indian Steel industry at the age of 18 he has risen to become Deputy General Manager at the Rourkela Steel Plant, Steel Authority of India Ltd. His research interests include the Quest for Artificial Wisdom defined by Non-Binary Processor Architecture, Simultaneous Multiple Items Binary Search, Wisdom-Knowledge differentiation, and Intelligence Improvement Loop.

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Investigating Economic Crimes and Criminals: Techniques, Methodological Issues and Psychology

Abstract

A edited collection of works on economic crimes and economic criminals focusing on the areas of techniques (how to disclose and fight economic crimes), of analysing methodological issues regarding measurement of economic crime and criminal activity, and finally, contributions relevant to the psychology and behaviour of economic criminals (e.g. the analysis of the dark triad and of criminal triangle).

About the Editor

Dr Yannis Markovits holds a PhD in organizational/work psychology and is the director of an economic crime investigation/auditing organization in Greece. Dr Markovits’ book, The Committed Workforce: Evidence from the Field was published with Cambridge Scholars Publishing in 2012. He has published numerous papers/articles on economic crimes, tax evasion, corruption and fraud.

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Narratives and Empathy in the Digital Age

Abstract

This collection explores how narratives affect empathy in the digital age. Contributions may examine narratives in any genre and address topics including but not limited to activism, consumerism/shopping, education, entertainment, social media, apps, diet, identity, mental health, celebrity, transportation, trash, politics, manufacturing, marketing, agriculture, news, or climate.

About the Editor

Lisa Whalen has a Ph.D. in postsecondary and adult education with an emphasis on narratives and empathy. She teaches writing and literature at North Hennepin Community College in Minnesota. Whalen’s writing appears in literary journals, edited collections, and her book, Weight Lifted: A Memoir of Hunger, Horses, and Hope.

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Philosophy, Psychology and Place

Abstract

This book will present different views on the relationship between philosophy, psychology and place. It will showcase articles from international scholars that address a variety of theoretical and practical issues in contemporary philosophy and psychology by connecting them to place. The book will show the importance of place and expands the literature existing on this subject to new areas.

About the Editor

Matthew Gildersleeve Ph.D., works at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. His past research has focused on place and making connections between the philosophies of Heidegger, Nietzsche, Jung, Freud, Lacan, Hegel, and Žižek. He has published articles in the Journal of Analytical Psychology, European Psychiatry, the Humanistic Psychologist, Cosmos and History and Philosophy Now.

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W(h)ither Psychoanalysis: Is there a future?

Abstract

W(h)ither Psychoanalysis takes a gimlet-eyed look at the present and future directions of psychoanalysis internationally.  We explore the three dimensions of psychoanalysis articulated by Freud: as  Weltanschauung, as a theory of inner life and as a clinical and research practices.

About the Editor

Nathan Szajnberg studied at the University of Chicago College and Medical School.  He is trained in Child and Adolescent and General Psychiatry and Graduated as a Psychoanalyst from the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute.  He is author or editor of five books, most recently Jacob and Joseph, Judaism’s Architects, and two novellas, JerusaLand, and Breathless.

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Critical Perspectives in National Security Strategies

Abstract

This book is a compendium of the shared understanding of the editors and contributors (military and civilians) who posit that Nigeria needs to undergird her national security and sustainable strategies with critical thinking perspectives and principles.

About the Editor

Dr Anthony Chukwu, a philosophy generalist, is a professor of Philosophy in the Department of Humanities at Seneca College, Toronto, Canada.

Dr Caroline Obiageli is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Languages and the Head of the Centre for Critical Thinking, Teaching and Learning (CCTTL) at Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, Nigeria.

Dr (Mrs) Nafisatu Dahiru Muhammad, the pioneer female Chief Executive of the Nomadic Education Commission in Nigeria, was recently the Head of the Centre for Critical Thinking, Teaching and Learning (CCTTL) and a Senior Lecturer at Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna, Nigeria.

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Pan-Africanism: Past, Present, and Future

Abstract

Pan-Africanism has undergone some mutations in its ideals and objectives since its introduction in the 1900 London Conference, attempting to adapt to various conjunctures that the Africans have been through. What was Pan-Africanism in the past? What is its status today? And what future awaits it?

About the Editor

Aziz Mostefaoui is a Professor of African civilization at Ahmed Draia University of Adrar (Algeria). His research is centred on trans-Atlantic slave trade, Pan-Africanism, African history, and African-American history. He has published a number of articles in books and academic reviews on Pan-Africanism, slave trade, and African history.

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The Integration of Systems of Innovation in Africa

Abstract

This volume explores the process of economic integration in Africa from a broad system of innovation approach. From this political economy perspective, it examines various aspects of the transition from national to regional, and eventually continental systems within the context of Agenda 2063 of the African Union.

About the Editor

Mario Scerri is the author of The Evolution of the South African System of Innovation since 1916 (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009), the editor of The Emergence of Systems of Innovation in South(ern) Africa: Long Histories and Contemporary Debates (MISTRA, 2016), the co-editor of three books on the national systems of innovation in the BRICS (Routledge, 2013 and 2014) and Measuring Innovation in OECD and non-OECD Countries (HSRC Press, 2006).

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The Labor Market in Africa Reforms, Policies, and Practices

Abstract

The African economy is growing fast. The change is a result of the continents development, relocation of production, industrial development and service sectors expansion. The continent is facing a number of interrelated challenges. This includes the pressing issues related to the labor market, human capital, environment, urbanization, and population. The recent World Bank advances in standardized household, firm, industry and national level data collections have enabled a new interest in development economics research, The focus of this edited volume is: the mobility of labor; economic unions; formal/informal labor markets; the labor market reforms; work conditions; job market training programs and their evaluations; school-to-work transition; trends in income, assets and education inequality and poverty; discrimination; gender wage-gap and women’s participation in the labor market; urban-rural migration; entrepreneurship and employment creation; environment and sustainable development; health, happiness, social policy and well-being; and implications of urbanization and growing population and ageing society for the labor market. This edited book includes studies using up-to-date theories, data and methods used in analysing policies and their evaluations applied to single and cross-country economies in Africa.

About the Editor

Almas Heshmaty is Professor of Economics at Jonkoping University. He held similar positions at the Sogang University, Korea University, Seoul National University, University of Kurdistan Hawler, and the MTT Agrifood Research. He was research fellow at the WIDER-UNU 2001-2004 and Association Professor of Economics at the Stockholm School of Economics, 1998-2001. He has a PhD from the University of Gothenburg (1994). In addition to more than 150 scientific journal articles, he has published around 30 books related to economics and development.

Gouranga Gopal Das is Professor of Economics at Hanyang University. He is a Developmental Economist with articular interest in exploring the issues of growth and development in the context of the economies already integrated into the global trade and those pursuing their efforts to catch up with the forces of globalisation. His specific research interest emphasizes the issues related to: growth and technological change; trade, international economic integration; human capital formation; nexus of trade, technology and environment.

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From Threats to Blessings: Addressing Crises in Religious Discourse

Abstract

This volume explores the construction of past and present situations of crises such as wars, migration, epidemic diseases and others in religious discourse, focusing on the relation between the discourse of religious and state authorities, the discursive construction of critical situations, and the reinforcement of religious beliefs and identities.

About the Editor

Raluca Levonian currently teaches Romanian Language at the University of Udine. From 2010 to 2017 she was Visiting Lecturer and Researcher at the University of Calabria. She holds a PhD in Linguistics awarded by the University of Bucharest in 2009. Her research interests include pragmatics, discourse studies, political and religious rhetoric.

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The Book of Judges: Often Overlooked Details

Abstract

Judges is a literary masterpiece in which intentionally crafted details contribute significantly to the overall message of the book. Yet, these are often overlooked. The current volume focuses on ostensibly small story elements, literary details and narrative nuances, and how these seemingly insignificant details impact interpretive issues and meaning.

About the Editor

Kirsten H. Gardner (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is adjunct professor of Old Testament at Bethel Seminary. She also holds a Counseling Psychology degree (MS, Chatham University) and is a priest in the Anglican Church of North America (Diocese of Pittsburgh). Her scholarly work focuses on the Book of Judges, and Judges 19, specifically.

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The Metaphysics of Religion

Abstract

This is a collection of essays on the theme of the metaphysics of religion. The several papers collected here offer different theoretical schemes for understanding the universe as a theistic one. Some correspond to traditional religious theories others are novel.

About the Editor

Peter Loptson received his BA from York University and his MA and PhD from the University of Pittsburgh. He taught at the University of Saskatchewan and subsequently at the University of Guelph, where he was Department Chair from 1998 to 2003. He served as co-editor of Dialogue and Hume studies, each for five-year spans. He is the author of five books and the editor of three, in addition to having published a number of articles focusing on classics and philosophy. He retired in 2014.

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Thematizations of the Goddess in South Asian Cinema

Abstract

The figure of the Goddess has often featured as a central theme in various genres of South Asian cinema. While religious films depict her mythological exploits, she has found, in “art cinema”, nuanced portrayals highlighting the complex relations between gender and religion in South Asia. This edited volume will explore the thematization of the Goddess in South Asian cinema, focusing on how such portrayals vary from one geo-cultural zone to another, and from one genre to another. The key characteristic of the volume is the compilation and archiving of the critical literature built around South Asian cinema, presenting portrayals of the Goddess/Devi as an emblematic spirit across diverse cultures. Such critical essays will be collected and edited, keeping in mind both cultural ambience and cultural transitions, upholding the ‘Devi’ figure across genres, both in a historical and an analytical sense.

About the Editor

Anway Mukhopadhyay is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. Educated at Jadavpur University, Kolkata, and Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (from where he obtained his PhD), he has authored six academic books and two books of creative writing. His recent publications include The Authority of Female Speech in Indian Goddess Traditions: Devi and Womansplaining (2020), The Goddess in Hindu Tantric Traditions: Devi as Corpse (2020), and Literary and Cultural Readings of Goddess Spirituality: The Red Shadow of the Mother (2017). His documentary film, Saarasvati: The Daughter of Sarasvati, was screened at the Centre of Women Studies at Banaras Hindu University, and is available on YouTube. In addition, he has received a number of awards, including the Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award, conferred by the International Business Council, New Delhi, in 2016 and the Bharat Vikas Award from the Institute of Self-Reliance, Bhubaneswar, in December 2019.

Shouvik Narayan Hore is pursuing doctoral research on Romanticism and the Age of Enlightenment at the Department of English of Vidyasagar University, India. He guest-edited a special issue on the Sublime for the Journal of Comparative Literature and Aesthetics, and is interested in the exegetical literatures of India and the West. He was also the winner of a national poetry competition organized by the Poona College of Arts, Science and Commerce in 2017.

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Investigating Economic Crimes and Criminals: Techniques, Methodological Issues and Psychology

Abstract

A edited collection of works on economic crimes and economic criminals focusing on the areas of techniques (how to disclose and fight economic crimes), of analysing methodological issues regarding measurement of economic crime and criminal activity, and finally, contributions relevant to the psychology and behaviour of economic criminals (e.g. the analysis of the dark triad and of criminal triangle).

About the Editor

Dr Yannis Markovits holds a PhD in organizational/work psychology and is the director of an economic crime investigation/auditing organization in Greece. Dr Markovits’ book, The Committed Workforce: Evidence from the Field was published with Cambridge Scholars Publishing in 2012. He has published numerous papers/articles on economic crimes, tax evasion, corruption and fraud.

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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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Rethinking Ethnicity: challenges, perspectives for the millennium

Abstract

Stark political changes in the 1980s—the disintegration of multi-ethnic states and the displacement of some ethnic groups from their homelands—produced complex and contested changes in ethnicity, homogenization, and the rise of nationalism. Ethnic phenomena are tightly intertwined with political and social processes going on across the world, and are contingent on specific geographical, socio-political, and cultural contexts. The diversity of ethnicity-related manifestations today has resulted in a variety of scholarly approaches, from questioning the relevance of the idea of ethnicity in modern cosmopolitan societies and studying ethnic relations in a broader context of social and cultural relations to underscoring a specific nature of ethnic identity among other identities and the effect of the conceptualization of ethnicity problems on the lives of concrete ethnic groups.

Rather than theorising over general tendencies, concepts, and terminology, this collection presents various in-depth case studies of ethnicity-related issues in concrete geographical and socio-political contexts using research paradigms drawn from linguistics, social, cultural, and media studies.

About the Editor

Nailya Bashirova, PhD, is an Associate Professor at the Kazan State Conservatoire, Russia, with more than 30 years of experience in teaching foreign languages and linguistics. Her research interests include intertextuality in the media and ethnic identity studied from the theoretical perspectives of semiotics and discourse analysis. Her publications include “Representation of Ethnic Identity of Tatars through the Ethnonym “Tatar”” (with M. Solnyshkina) in Languaging Diversity (2015).

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Road Traffic Accident Expertise: Legal, Medical, Traffic and Economic Aspects

Abstract

An interdisciplinary study of processing a road accident related to the traffic-technical, traffic-psychological, traffic-medical, criminal-trasological, legal and economic aspect of a road accident. In-depth road accident investigation, which includes the Pre-crash, Crash, and Post-crash phase, and uncovers the mechanisms behind the occurrence of a road accident, linking causes and consequences.

About the Editor

Milenko Čabarkapa, PhD, is a Professor at the Faculty of Traffic, Communications and Logistics of the Adriatic University of Montenegro. He is an independent researcher, a court expert, responsible planner, designer, engineer, and evaluator. His fields of interest include road safety, road accident analysis, road safety management, and urban mobility.

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution and the Future of Work and Business

Abstract

The future of work and business is being disrupted and transformed at a frightening pace – robotics and artificial intelligence are synergistically merging to radically improve corporate productivity; to increase low-paid unskilled jobs (e.g., ‘gig’ economy); to obliterate higher-paid professional and unskilled jobs; and consequently, to worsen existing knavish social inequalities. The need for human-centred action is palpable, in order to stifle the looming adverse, or even catastrophic social affects; and action is needed by all stakeholders - from government policies that allow companies to prosper and universities to innovate; to universities accepting social responsibility to supply job-ready graduates for a new world of work; to agile companies embracing new technological tools for human-machine synergies; and to individuals accepting personal responsibility to embark on a new era and philosophy of life-long learning in an ambiguous work milieu. This book is an exploration of what has been called the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’; how that revolution will likely impact the future of work and business; and what stakeholders can do to foster antifragility in an increasingly volatile and uncertain world.

About the Editor

Victor Egan has a background in engineering, project management, and university administration. He has extensive international experience, having consulted to the United Nations in Saudi Arabia, and to governments in Africa. Most recently, he was CEO of a start-up company specialising in courses in artificial intelligence and cyber security.

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The Sustainable Dead

Abstract

This collection encourages deeper theoretical engagement, critical investigation, and multi-disciplinary approaches that shed light on the challenges and opportunities for translating questions of sustainability in dying, death, and memorialisation into everyday reality. From this perspective, even the concept of sustainability in death is critically deconstructed.

About the Editor

Ruth McManus is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. She researches on social aspects of death and dying, and is inaugural President of the New Zealand Society for Death Studies. Her current projects include the greening of death in New Zealand, new technologies for body disposal and disaster memorialisation. Her publications include the books Death in a Global Age (2012), Death Down Under (2019), and Exploring Society (2019).

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Women in Prisons

Abstract

This international collection will focus on policies and practices in women’s imprisonment internationally. The rise of numbers of women in prison around the world raise fundamental questions about why so many women are in prison and what are the implications of this trend. Effects on children and families will be examined.

About the Editor

Liz Gordon has a background in Education but more recently has been working in Law and Justice fields, and social and community policy. She is a Board member of INCCIP, the International Coalition for the Children of Incarcerated parents.  She has a long-term interest in women prisoners.

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

Abstract

The technical object is not what it used to be. A new understanding 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 brings 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.

So far, technical objects have been studied in relation to questions of utility. The conceptual atmospheres surrounding the technosphere, artistic or otherwise, have been shaped in the terms of simian consumerism. Any discussion of the technical object is cast in the vocabulary of an ascribed economic, emotional, or intellectual value. This volume will shift towards an ecosophy of artifacts to explore the intricate mesh of the technical and the artistic beyond modes of valorisation and insignia of co-dependence.

The volume encourages submissions that look at technical objects as a wealth of relations fully indifferent to a simian universe and explore vocabularies for the articulation of these relations. Of special interest are the excavations of conceptual regions that preclude epistemological points of entry and call for novel ways of engagement with our practices of perceiving and knowing. The collection will hypothesise that technical objects express these unexplored relations most fully in artistic practice.

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. Her publications include the books Literary Worlds and Deleuze: Expression as Mimesis and Event (2017) and Theatre and the Virtual: Genesis, Touch, Gesture (2022). She has also published work in journals such as Deleuze StudiesThe New Theatre QuarterlyThe Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, Performance Philosophy, and Skenè: Journal of Theatre and Drama Studies.

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Art Theory in the 21st Century

Abstract

Exploring the scholarly frontier in the early 21st century, this collection of essays presents the recent development of the research in the academic areas of art theory, art history, and art criticism, focusing on visual narrative and image studies, as well as semiotic, narratological, iconological, and other approaches

About the Editor

Lian Duan is a senior lecturer in Chinese at Concordia University in Canada, with two Ph.D. degrees in literature and art. His research covers critical theory, visual culture, comparative literature, and methodologies of semiotics, narratology, iconology, and hermeneutics. On these subjects, he has published 16 books in English and Chinese.

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Classicism, Idealism and the Symbolist Avant-Garde

Abstract

An exploration of key aspects of the widespread revival of Classical principles and ideals in non-realist/Symbolist art – both in terms of form and content – amongst the younger artistic generation during the 1890s (currently not recognised in the literature) and how this revival forms the basis of 20th Century transcendental abstraction.

About the Editor

Brendan Cole is an Art Historian and artist who specialises in late-nineteenth century non-realist art. He has published widely in leading international journals on the work on Jean Delville, Fernand Khnopff and, most recently, on Nicholas Poussin. His recent book on Delville ‘Jean Delville Art Between Nature and the Absolute’ was published by CSP in 2015. He completed his Doctorate at Christ Church, Oxford, on aspects of the work of Jean Delville, and tutored at the University of Oxford and the Open University before becoming a School Master at Eton College, which followed on from his work as Keeper of Collections at Knowsley Hall, the home of the Earl of Derby.

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Contemporary Art as Action, Critique, Subversion

Abstract

The essays focus on contemporary art spanning across a wide range of art practices, exhibitions, and art theories. Each chapter employs a case study focusing art/art practices that are presented, interpreted and/or circulates as political, holds an ideological potential or ambition for socio-cultural critique, activism, radicalness, revolution, subversion, or contestation.

About the Editor

Malin Hedlin Hayden is professor of Art History at the Department of Culture and Aesthetics, Stockholm University. Her main fields of research include post war and contemporary art, with a particular interest in historiography, analysis of concepts, feminism, and display practices. She has authored or co-edited a number of works, with her most recent being Performativitet. Teoretiska tillämpningar i konstvetenskap (Stockholm University Publishing, 2017). She serves as editor of the book series Teoretiska tillämpningar i konstvetenskap (Theoretical Applications in Art History), part of the Basic Readings in Culture and Aesthetics series. A new volume in the series, Semiotik, co-edited with Sonya Peterson, is due to be published later in 2021.

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Cultural Audiences in Digital Environments: Creative Policy in the Performing Arts

Abstract

This volume traces audiences' role in the production and promotion of the performing arts (music, dance, theatre), in the age of social media and streaming. It does so, from the critical perspective of assessing their impact on cultural policy formation. The book sheds light on emerging key points for policy research, based upon buttom-up audiences’ practices of consumption and participation.      

About the Editor

Dimitris Papanikolaou is Post-docoral fellow at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. The field of his research covers the intersection of music with culture, economy, and policy. He is also a pianist and an amateur actor.  

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Depictions of Pestilence in Literature, Media, And Art

Abstract

This book aims to fill in a gap in studies of literature, media, culture, and art by exploring depictions of contagious diseases in different genres since the dawn of humanity and compiling a history of such representations of pestilence from a post-human and environmental perspective. Indulging in humankind’s struggle with calamities throughout history, the collection will discuss several media that portray real or imagined futures based on past and present facts. In today’s world, which is stricken with global warming and the COVID-19 pandemic, these narratives, termed ‘plague literature’, hold a crucial position in guiding humanity towards a greater ecological awareness. The book will appeal to scholars, students, organisations, and individuals who are interested in studies of literature, history, media, art, and environmental humanities.

About the Editor

Dr Kübra Baysal holds PhD, MA, and BA degrees in English Literature and works as a Lecturer at the School of Foreign Languages of Ankara Yildirim Beyazit University, Turkey. Her main fields of interest are climate fiction, apocalypse fiction, Doris Lessing, feminism, environmental studies, the Victorian novel, and the contemporary novel. She is the author of a number of articles and book chapters, and is the editor of the book Apocalyptic Visions in the Anthropocene and the Rise of Climate Fiction (2021).

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Drifting through Wonderlands: The City as Performance

Abstract

With 70% of the world’s population expected to live in urban environments by 2050, the city is poised to become the most significant space in shaping personal and communal identity. As contemporary cities become “event destinations”, a dialogue is emerging between the performing arts, the urban context, and social fabric. This volume will document and contribute to this dialogue from multi-disciplinary viewpoints, highlighting innovatory practices and the challenges a ‘performative’ urban environment poses, not least in the wake of the current pandemic, changing work practices, and new perspectives on urban living.

About the Editor

John C. Green is Professor of Theatre at Columbia College, Chicago, where he teaches theory and experimental performance practice in the department’s international graduate program in European Devised Performance. His most recent book is Mnemodrama in Action: An Introduction to the Theatre of Alessandro Fersen (2019).

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For A New Manifesto of Arts: The Empathic Movement

Abstract

As the new millennium enters its third decade, it is high time to find new directions for the arts. Interdisciplinarity and the idea of a “total artist” (a single person or a combination of many people from different subjects) are the basis of a new way to catch the “fragmentary truth” of our historical period. In 2020, a new literary, philosophical, cultural and artistic movement arose: La Scuola Empatica (the Empathic Movement).

Definition

The Empathic Movement is a literary, artistic, philosophical and cultural movement born in Italy in 2020 within the ‘New Cultural Triangle of Ancient Cilento’.  Starting with the values and ideas expressed in the “New Manifesto of Arts” written by Menotti Lerro and Antonello Pelliccia, this movement places at its centre of interest the empathic relationship and, therefore, personality in its ontic and ontological constitution. It follows that any creative or didactic experimentation cannot be separated from a process of identification with the other and its contemporaneity as an opportunity of study and sharing of knowledge and interior life stories. This horizon of meaning implies a civil promotion of the artistic society pouring from individual and community growth according to ethical purposes mediated by an aesthetic dimension: namely, that of Art.

About the Editor

Menotti Lerro is considered to be one of the most interesting contemporary European poets and Italian intellectuals. In 2020, he co-authored The New Manifesto of Arts with Antonello Pelliccia. He has published 17 collections of poetry and other books of short stories, aphorisms, dramas and novels. In 2011, he was the subject of a critical book by Andrew Mangham entitled The Poetry of Menotti Lerro, while, in 2020, Francesco D'Episcopo wrote two monographs on him. He currently teaches English Literature and English Culture and Civilization at the University of Linguistic Mediation of Padua, Italy. He received an MA from the University of Reading, UK, in 2007 and a PhD from the University of Salerno, Italy, in 2012.

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Mad in Craft: Intersections of Art and Madness

Abstract

The general idea of this collection is to explore the ways madness is expressed in art, especially in literature, and examine the ways in which the language of madness is created and whether its rules (if any) can be identified (is there a method in this madness?).

About the Editor

Maciej Piątek is an independent scholar and freelance translator. A graduate of the Jagiellonian University (Kraków, Poland), Institute of English Philology, in 2006, he gained an M.A. for his thesis on Shakespeare in Translation, and has published numerous book translations in the fields of literature, history, political theory, and theology.

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Objects with Animal Depictions

Abstract

Animal Images from the Upper Palaeolithic to the present. Peter Hupfauf will investigate the influence of artwork from the Pontic Steppe, via Rome, towards Central and Northern Europe. Further topics are depending on participating authors’ expertise.

About the Editor

Peter R. Hupfauf was born in Berlin, Germany, in 1946. During 1960’s studied visual communication and worked as an art director. In 1983 begining of full time painting. 1986, move to Sydney, received a Masters degree (Fine Arts) followed by a Ph.D. at the University of Sydney.

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Thematizations of the Goddess in South Asian Cinema

Abstract

The figure of the Goddess has often featured as a central theme in various genres of South Asian cinema. While religious films depict her mythological exploits, she has found, in “art cinema”, nuanced portrayals highlighting the complex relations between gender and religion in South Asia. This edited volume will explore the thematization of the Goddess in South Asian cinema, focusing on how such portrayals vary from one geo-cultural zone to another, and from one genre to another. The key characteristic of the volume is the compilation and archiving of the critical literature built around South Asian cinema, presenting portrayals of the Goddess/Devi as an emblematic spirit across diverse cultures. Such critical essays will be collected and edited, keeping in mind both cultural ambience and cultural transitions, upholding the ‘Devi’ figure across genres, both in a historical and an analytical sense.

About the Editor

Anway Mukhopadhyay is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. Educated at Jadavpur University, Kolkata, and Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (from where he obtained his PhD), he has authored six academic books and two books of creative writing. His recent publications include The Authority of Female Speech in Indian Goddess Traditions: Devi and Womansplaining (2020), The Goddess in Hindu Tantric Traditions: Devi as Corpse (2020), and Literary and Cultural Readings of Goddess Spirituality: The Red Shadow of the Mother (2017). His documentary film, Saarasvati: The Daughter of Sarasvati, was screened at the Centre of Women Studies at Banaras Hindu University, and is available on YouTube. In addition, he has received a number of awards, including the Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award, conferred by the International Business Council, New Delhi, in 2016 and the Bharat Vikas Award from the Institute of Self-Reliance, Bhubaneswar, in December 2019.

Shouvik Narayan Hore is pursuing doctoral research on Romanticism and the Age of Enlightenment at the Department of English of Vidyasagar University, India. He guest-edited a special issue on the Sublime for the Journal of Comparative Literature and Aesthetics, and is interested in the exegetical literatures of India and the West. He was also the winner of a national poetry competition organized by the Poona College of Arts, Science and Commerce in 2017.

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Women and Herbal Medicine in the Renaissance and Contemporary Society

Abstract

The volume explores the fraught question of herb or wise women in the 16th and 17th centuries in society and in the arts. The second part presents several modern herbalists and holistic practitioners and some contemporary representations in the arts

About the Editor

Margaret Rose teaches British Theatre Studies and Performance at Milan University. Recent researches focus on Shakespeare and the natural world. She co-edited Shakespeare Forever Young and Shakespeare, our Personal Trainer. She wrote the site-specific plays, A Walk in Shakespeare’s Garden and Ophelia, Herb Woman and the documentary, Shakespeare, Arlecchino and Green Passion, directed by James Willetts (launch in 2021).

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Writing as Performance: Accounts of Autoethnography

Abstract

The third millennium confronts academics of all disciplines with the exigency of addressing their emergent dilemmas as professionals in their fields through scholarly publications. This collection searches for an outlet for such expressiveness in autoethnography, which helps to emancipate individuals, institutions, and societies through creating authentic relations between scholars and their writing.

About the Editor

Dr Georgina Gabor received PhD in Communication Studies from Bowling Green State University, USA, in 2003. She has been working for the West University of Timisoara, Romania, for 18 years, and has published 14 books. She was awarded the Bologna Professor distinction in 2019, and her work has explored the scope and thrust of qualitative inquiry.

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