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A Handbook for African Mother-Tongue Bible Translators

Isaac Boaheng, University of Free State, South Africa

September 2021 / ISBN: 978-1-64889-293-6
Availability: In stock
245pp. ¦ $57 £41 €47

‘A Handbook for African Mother-Tongue Bible Translators’ examines key theoretical and practical issues to equip readers with the basic skills required to translate the Bible naturally, accurately, faithfully and clearly into their mother tongues. Since accurate translation enhances the interpretation and application of Scripture, the book will also improve the hermeneutical ability of the reader. The book is divided into two parts: the first part deals with theoretical issues related to Bible translation in general (with the African context in focus), and the second focuses on the key practical matters in translation. This text will appeal to undergraduate and graduate seminary students and students of translation studies at private and public universities in Africa and beyond; Bible translators and consultants will also find the text useful.

Art Judgements: Art on Trial in Russia after Perestroika

Sandra Frimmel, University of Zurich

ISBN: 978-1-62273-277-7
Availability: Pre-order
$69 £50 €57

Ever since the turn of the century an unusually high number of court cases against art, artists and curators has been executed in Russia. Using the example of the two biggest trials against the organizers of the exhibitions "Watch Out, Religion!" and "Forbidden Art 2006", the author deals with the negotiation of the meaning of art (works) and its socio-political effect within the context of the court. The focus lies on the questions; by what means do these trials attempt to not only argumentatively negotiate a normative concept of art, but further attempt to permanently determine and legally bind a juridical understanding of art? In what way is being discussed what kind of art should be allowed in Russia today? How does art take effects? And where are the limits of the freedom of art? Research with regard to post soviet art trials has remained journal driven to the most part up until today. It is only the fairly recent trials aimed against Pussy Riot activists as well as Petr Pavlensky, which have provoked lengthy publications such as Pussy Riot! A Punk Prayer for Freedom, Feminist Press at The City University of New York, 2013; Marc Bennetts: I'm Going to Ruin Their Lives: Inside Putin's War on Russia's Opposition, Oneworld Publications 2014. These publications, however, mostly concern themselves with explicitly political and activist art rather than its particular discourse when on trial. This book, then, offers a scientific approach towards (Russian) art on trial. The text presents itself as an analysis of national-historical effects as well as a comparative approach to international perspectives by means of which socio-political goals and impact are synthesized, with a particular focus on the way in which these trials influence the intensification of juridical power over artistic freedom (of speech) in the production of art.

The Making and Breaking of Minds: How social interactions shape the human mind

Isabella Sarto-Jackson, Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research, Austria

ISBN: 978-1-62273-331-6
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$63 £47 €54

Del salvaje siglo XIX al inestable siglo XX en las letras transatlánticas: Una mirada retrospectiva a través de hispanistas

Edited by Ana Isabel Simón Alegre, Adelphi University

August 2021 / ISBN: 978-1-64889-174-8
Availability: In stock
316pp. ¦ $87 £67 €74

El propósito del libro 'Del salvaje siglo XIX al inestable siglo XX en las letras transatlánticas: una mirada retrospectiva a través de hispanistas' es presentar un trabajo de enfoque multidisciplinar dividido en torno a tres ejes temáticos. El nexo de unión de los dieciséis capítulos que componen este libro es que todos ellos cuentan con un aparato crítico y metodológico vinculado a los estudios transatlánticos o al hispanismo. La primera sección presenta las rutas fluidas existentes entre ambas orillas del Atlántico, que facilitaron el movimiento de personas y el intercambio de conocimientos desde el siglo XIX y que todavía, a principios del siglo XXI, continúan activas. Todos ellos miraban lo que estaba más allá del horizonte como una respuesta a algún tipo de inquietud. En definitiva, lo que une a estos viajes es que conectaron los diferentes mundos de las humanidades y de las ciencias de ambas orillas de la larga costa atlántica. Además, enriquecieron la disciplina del hispanismo a través de las metas específicas por las que cada desplazamiento se puso en marcha. Los dos apartados siguientes incluyen investigaciones centradas en su siglo correspondiente, que recogen aproximaciones novedosas gracias al diálogo entablado con trabajos de referencia dentro del hispanismo y los estudios transatlánticos. De este modo, la sección centrada en el “salvaje siglo XIX”, recoge ensayos que ligan la crítica literaria con el ecofeminismo, otros que presentan una cartografía de las emociones y de las ideas sexuales a través de una lectura crítica de la ficción y el análisis de la imagen ligada al desarrollo de empresas literarias femeninas. Por su parte, la sección dedicada al “inestable siglo XX” llega con sus investigaciones incluso hasta la actualidad, bien porque recoge películas y figuras presentes en el discurso fílmico reciente, bien porque presenta a personas que, nacidas ya en el siglo XX, a día de hoy están activas en el mundo literario-cultural a ambos lados del Atlántico. La combinación de estos tres ejes ofrece en este libro una aproximación novedosa dentro de la disciplina del hispanismo y de los estudios transatlánticos. Este libro, pues, se ofrece como una herramienta útil para continuar reflexionando acerca de cómo las rutas transatlánticas del conocimiento continúan alimentando el desarrollo de las humanidades en aras de una comunidad que supera cualquier tipo de frontera. Por último, esta obra pretende constituirse como material pedagógico a través de su apoyo a ideas como la justicia social, el activismo o el intercambio de conocimiento como parte fundamental en las conexiones entre la amplia comunidad de personas hispanohablantes y los centros de producción intelectual y cultural a lo largo de las amplias costas atlánticas.

Becoming Home: Diaspora and the Anglophone Transnational

Edited by Jude V. Nixon, Salem State University and Mariaconcetta Costantini, G. d’ Annunzio University, Italy

ISBN: 978-1-64889-294-3
Availability: Pre-order
$82 £64 €71

'Becoming Home: Diaspora and the Anglophone Transnational' is a collection of essays exploring national identity, migration, exile, colonialism, postcolonialism, slavery, race, and gender in the literature of the Anglophone world. The volume focuses on how the dispersion or scattering of people in exile, with an existing homeland and those displaced absent of a politically recognized sovereign state, negotiate displacement and the experience of living at home-abroad. This group includes expatriate minority communities existing uneasily and nostalgically on the margins of their host country. The diaspora becomes an important cultural phenomenon in the formation of national identities and opposing attempts to transcend the idea of nationhood itself on its way to developing new forms of transnationalism. Chapters on the literature or national allegories of the diaspora and the transnational explore the diverse and geographically expansive ways Anglophone literature by colonized subjects and emigrants negotiate diasporic spaces to create imagined communities or a sense of home. Themes explored within these pages include restlessness, tensions, trauma, ambiguities, assimilation, estrangement, myth, nostalgia, sentimentality, homesickness, national schizophrenia, divided loyalties, intellectual capital, and geographical interstices. Special attention is paid to the complex ways identity is negotiated by immigrants to Anglophone countries, writing in English about their home abroad experience. The lived experiences of emigrants of the diaspora create a literature rife with tensions concerning identity, language, and belongingness in the struggle for home. Focusing on writers in particular geopolitical spaces, the essays in the collection offer an active conversation with leading theorizers of the diaspora and the transnational, including Edward Said, Bill Ashcroft, William Safran, Gabriel Sheffer, Stuart Hall, Homi Bhabha, Frantz Fanon, and Benedict Anderson. This volume cuts across the broad geopolitical space of the Anglophone world of literature and cultural studies and will appeal to professors, scholars, graduate and undergraduate students in English, comparative literature, history, ethnic and race studies, diaspora studies, migration, and transnational studies. The volume will also be an indispensable aid to public policy experts.

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