The ‘Stolpersteine’ and the Commemoration of Life, Death and Government published

Since the beginning of the 1990s, the German artist Gunter Demnig has been installing his Stolpersteine [Stumbling Stones] all over Europe – including Russia – to commemorate the victims of National Socialism. Today, the Stolpersteine constitute the world’s second largest Holocaust monument. In this book the author addresses some of the most crucial issues raised … Continue reading

Landscapes of Memory published

Praise for the Italian edition: «A lucid and highly articulate semiotic inquiry of trauma sites … Violi records what she sees and hears, recounts her own responses and those of others, photographs the places, describes them, reconstructs their historical background, and at the same time she interprets them with great acumen, using categories borrowed from … Continue reading

New book series launched: (Post-) Critical Global Studies

Peter Lang Oxford is pleased to announce the launch of the new book series (Post-) Critical Global Studies Series Editors: Márcia Aparecida Amador Mascia, Silvia Grinberg  and Michalis Kontopodis Editorial Board Antonio Vicente Marafioti Garnica, State University of São Paulo Juliano Camillo, Federal University of Santa Catarina Thiago Manchini de Campos, Federal University of Piauí … Continue reading

Cultural Contexts and Literary Forms published

Genres mutate, disappear, travel through translation and sometimes re-emerge. Traditionally viewed as a classificatory device, the idea of genre has been challenged by anti-genre theoreticians who question the possibility of reading texts merely through a typological framework. The essays in this volume contribute to a transcultural poetics through an engagement with genre, viewing it as … Continue reading

New publication: Returning the Gaze

This book is proposed as a contribution to postcolonial critiques of the colonial and postcolonial exotic. It investigates the exotic as a representation of colonial cultural difference in colonial discourse, culture and history, and its oppositional rewritings in postcolonial thought and literature. Its analyses of the exotic include classical Arabo-Islamic ethnographic texts, Marco Polo’s and … Continue reading

Rethinking ‘Identities’

This volume sets out to re-imagine the theoretical and epistemological presuppositions of existing scholarship on identities. Despite a well-established body of scholarly texts that examine the concept from a wide range of perspectives, there is a surprising dearth of work on multiple, heterogeneous forms of identity. Numerous studies of ethnic, linguistic, regional and religious identities … Continue reading

Rethinking Learning Networks

In the face of today’s complex policy challenges, various forms of ‘joining-up’ – networking, collaborating, partnering – have become key responses. However, institutions often fail to take advantage of the full benefits that joining-up offers. In this book, the author draws on ethnographic research into learning networks in post compulsory education and training in the … Continue reading

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