Returning To Babel

Author: Amalia Ran
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004203958
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Returning To Babel. This edited volume explores multiple representations by and of Jewish Latin Americans, thus revisiting the canon of Judeo-Latin American culture. It expands the horizon of what is traditionally considered “Jewish” or “Latinoamericano.”

Mazal Tov Amigos

Author: Amalia Ran
Publisher: Brill
ISBN: 9789004184473
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Mazal Tov Amigos . "Mazal Tov, Amigos! Jews and Popular Music in the Americas" explores the sphere of Jews and Jewishness in the popular music arena in the Americas, by creating a framework for the discussion of new and old trends from an interdisciplinary standpoint.

The New Ethnic Studies In Latin America

Author: Raanan Rein
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004342303
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The New Ethnic Studies In Latin America. Situating Jewish-Latin Americans in the larger multi-ethnic context of their countries, this volume challenges commonly held assumptions, accepted ideas, and stable categories about ethnicity in Latin America in general and Jewish experiences on this continent in particular.

The Quest For Entrepreneurial Universities In East Asia

Author: Ka Ho Mok
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781137322104
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The Quest For Entrepreneurial Universities In East Asia. With the rise of the knowledge economy, universities are under pressure to embrace not just their traditional missions of teaching and research but a third mission of serving economic and social development. This book examines the major strategies that governments in East Asia have adopted to promote this kind of innovation in the education sector and investigates their strategies for enhancing the international competitiveness of their national higher education systems. Mok delves into how academic programs in East Asia have become "transnational," with everything from curriculum design and approaches to learning to strategies for research development designed with an eye to competition in the global economy.

Switching Languages

Author: Steven G. Kellman
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803278073
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Switching Languages. Though it is difficult enough to write well in one?s native tongue, an extraordinary group of authors has written enduring poetry and prose in a second, third, or even fourth language. Switching Languages is the first anthology in which translingual authors from throughout the world examine their experiences writing in more than one language or in a language other than their primary one. Driven by factors as varied as migration, imperialism, a quest for verisimilitude, and a desire to assert artistic autonomy, translingualism has a long and brilliant history. ø In Switching Languages, Steven G. Kellman brings together several notable authors from the past one hundred years who discuss their personal translingual experiences and their take on a general phenomenon that has not received the attention it deserves. Contributors to the book include Chinua Achebe, Julia Alvarez, Mary Antin, Elias Canetti, Rosario Ferrä, Ha Jin, Salman Rushdie, Läopold Sädar Senghor, and Ilan Stavans. They offer vivid testimony to the challenges and achievements of literary translingualism.

A Different Mirror

Author: Professor of Ethnic Studies Ronald Takaki
ISBN: 1456611062
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A Different Mirror. Takaki traces the economic and political history of Indians, African Americans, Mexicans, Japanese, Chinese, Irish, and Jewish people in America, with considerable attention given to instances and consequences of racism. The narrative is laced with short quotations, cameos of personal experiences, and excerpts from folk music and literature. Well-known occurrences, such as the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, the Trail of Tears, the Harlem Renaissance, and the Japanese internment are included. Students may be surprised by some of the revelations, but will recognize a constant thread of rampant racism. The author concludes with a summary of today's changing economic climate and offers Rodney King's challenge to all of us to try to get along. Readers will find this overview to be an accessible, cogent jumping-off place for American history and political science plus a guide to the myriad other sources identified in the notes.

Landscapes Beyond Land

Author: Arnar Árnason
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 0857456717
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Landscapes Beyond Land. Land is embedded in a multitude of material and cultural contexts, through which the human experience of landscape emerges. Ethnographers, with their participative methodologies, long-term co-residence, and concern with the quotidian aspects of the places where they work, are well positioned to describe landscapes in this fullest of senses. The contributors explore how landscapes become known primarily through movement and journeying rather than stasis. Working across four continents, they explain how landscapes are constituted and recollected in the stories people tell of their journeys through them, and how, in turn, these stories are embedded in landscaped forms.

English As A Global Language

Author: David Crystal
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107611806
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English As A Global Language. David Crystal's classic English as a Global Language considers the history, present status and future of the English language, focusing on its role as the leading international language. English has been deemed the most 'successful' language ever, with 1500 million speakers internationally, presenting a difficult task to those who wish to investigate it in its entirety. However, Crystal explores the subject in a measured but engaging way, always backing up observations with facts and figures. Written in a detailed and fascinating manner, this is a book written by an expert both for specialists in the subject and for general readers interested in the English language.