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Edited by Pedro Querido and María Ibáñez-Rodríguez

This volume brings together essays that examine a vast gamut of different contemporary cultural manifestations of fear, anxiety, horror, and terror. Topics range from the feminine sublime in American novels to the monstrous double in horror fiction, (in)security at music festivals, the uncanny in graphic novels, epic heroes' Being-towards-death and authenticity, atrocity and history in Central European art, the theme of old age in absurdist literature, and iterations of the "home invasion" subgenre in post-9/11 popular culture. This diversity of insights and methodologies ensures a kaleidoscopic look at a cluster of phenomena and experiences that often manage to both be immediately and universally recognizable and defy straightforward categorization or even description. Contributors are Emily-Rose Carr, Ghada Saad Hassan, Woodrow Hood, María Ibáñez-Rodríguez, Nicole M. Jowsey, Marta Moore, Pedro Querido and Ana Romão.

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Santiago Wortman Jofre

In Corporate Criminal Liability and Compliance Management Systems: A Case Study of Spain, Santiago Wortman Jofre offers a case study where he examines the way in which Spain understands and implements Compliance Management Systems. Corporate criminal liability has become a matter of controversy in civil law countries since it challenges the traditional principle of societas delinquere non potest, by which corporations cannot be held criminally responsible.
However, corporations have taken a new position in the world’s political agenda, as evidenced by the 2017 G20’s High Level Principles on the Liability of Legal Persons for Corruption. The new trend in criminal law advocates for the criminal responsibility of legal persons and pushes for the implementation of Compliance Management Systems as deterrent for corporate criminality. Santiago Wortman Jofre then presents evidence on the role of criminal justice and the importance of positive stimuli requirements as effective incentives to drive companies to implement compliance programs.

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Edited by Wiel Veugelers

Education for Democratic Intercultural Citizenship (EDIC) is very relevant in contemporary societies. All citizens, but in particular teachers, curriculum developers, educational policy makers, and educational professionals in civil society (NGOs) have a crucial role in this. Seven European universities are working together in developing a curriculum to prepare their students for this important academic, societal and political task. As part of an Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership they each develop a module in the area of moral, intercultural and citizenship education. All modules are international and inquiry oriented, and make links with society.

In this book the leading scholars write the theoretical background of their module, their curriculum guidelines and goals, the concrete programmes, and the experiences of students. The universities had an annual intensive programme in which students and teachers of all universities came together to have try-outs of parts of the modules. These programmes contributed strongly to the network building of researchers, teachers and students.

The activities have given a strong stimulus to the implementation of Education for Democratic Intercultural Citizenship in the participating universities and in educational organisations worldwide. The experiences show both the necessity and the relevance of this topic and this kind of collaboration.

Practice Wisdom

Values and Interpretations

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Edited by Joy Higgs

Practice wisdom is needed because the challenges people face in life, work and society are not simple and require more than knowledge, actions and decision making capabilities. In professional practice wisdom enhances people’s capacity to succeed and evolve and to assist their clients in achieving positive, relevant and satisfying outcomes.

Practice Wisdom: Values and Interpretations brings diverse views and interpretations to an exploration of what wisdom in professional practice means and can become: academically, practically and inspirationally. The authors reflect on core dimensions of practice wisdom like ethics, mindfulness, moral virtue, particularisation and metacognition. The chapter authors tackle the trials that practice wisdom seekers encounter including the demand for resilience, perseverance, finding credibility and humility in practice wisdom, and linking wisdom into evidence for sound professional decision making. Readers are invited to consider what the place of practice wisdom encompasses in pursuing good practice outcomes amidst the turmoil and pressure of professional practice today. Do the imperatives of evidence-based practice and accountability leave enough space for wise practice or is wisdom seen by modern practice worlds as unnecessary, antiquated, unrealistic and redundant? Without a doubt these questions are answered positively in this book in support of the place and value of practice wisdom in professional practice today.

Kulturtechnik Malen

Die Welt aus Farbe erschaffen

Edited by Ludger Schwarte, Charlotte Warsen and Meret Kupczyk

Älter noch als das Rechnen, Schreiben und Lesen gehört Malerei zu den elementarsten Kulturtechniken.
Malend erschuf der Mensch Sehweisen und Weltanschauungen aus Farbe und entwickelte die Basis graphischer und bildlicher Systeme.
Welche Dimension gewinnt menschliche Wirklichkeit erst durch die Möglichkeit von Malerei? Entlang der Wände jungpaläolithischer Höhlen, durch den von der Interaktion mit Farbe geprägten Alltag der Maya, bis zu heutigen Malverfahren, die der Farbe neue Funktionen und Wirkungen entlocken, folgen die Beiträge der Arbeit des Menschen mit Farbe und fragen nach ihren lebensweltlichen Zusammenhängen und ihrer epistemischen, kulturellen und politischen Bedeutung.
Die Orientierung am Begriff der Kulturtechnik soll dabei eine neuartige Sichtweise auf die Malerei ermöglichen, die sie nicht nur im Rahmen kunstgeschichtlicher Entwicklungen betrachtet, sondern allgemeiner nach der Rolle des Malens in der Herausbildung kultureller Räume fragt.

Posthumanistische Pädagogik

Unterwegs zu einer poststrukturalistischen Erziehungswissenschaft

Michael Wimmer

Existenzphilosophie, Kritische Theorie und (Post-)Strukturalismus stimmen darin überein, dass die Rede von dem Menschen überholt ist. Zum einen hat der Humanismus seine praktische Geltungskraft und seine theoretischen Begründungsansprüche verloren, zum anderen hat sich die Sonderstellung des Menschen in Abgrenzung zum Tier wie zur Maschine durch die Erkenntnisse der empirischen Natur- und Humanwissenschaften als Illusion erwiesen. Das Ende des Menschen als Fundamentalkategorie bedeutet jedoch nicht, dass auch die Frage danach verschwunden wäre, wie die Menschen mit sich und Anderen/m umgehen. So beansprucht der Transhumanismus als Erbe des Humanismus dessen Vervollkommnungsideen technologisch realisieren und die Endlichkeit und Unvollkommenheit des Menschen in einer Symbiose mit der Maschine überwinden zu können. Statt um den Übermenschen, der als maschinentechnische Neugestaltung das Vacuum, das die These vom Ende des Menschen in der Anthropologie hinterlassen hat, theo-technologisch ausfüllt, geht es im Posthumanismus um ein anderes Verständnis des Menschen jenseits der Abgrenzungen zwischen menschlichen und nicht-menschlichen Wesen. Die hier versammelten Beiträge verstehen sich als Stationen auf dem Weg zu einem solchen posthumanistischen Verständnis des Menschen und erkunden das neue Problemfeld, das sich nach den »Enden des Menschen« aufgetan hat, mit dem Ziel einer Posthumanistischen Pädagogik, die für die Zukunftsprobleme offen ist.

Verlagspraxis und Kulturpolitik

Beiträge zur Soziologie des Literatursystems

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Paweł Zajas

Die auswärtige Kulturpolitik ist kein genuines Objekt der Literaturwissenschaft. Dennoch beeinflussen kulturpolitische Vorüberlegungen ganz wesentlich auch die Verlagspraxis. Und umgekehrt: Verleger, Autoren und Kulturvermittler werden mitunter zu relevanten Mittlern im kulturpolitischen Spannungsfeld.
Auch die Verlagspraxis im Bereich der Übersetzungsliteratur bedarf einer neuen literatursoziologischen Vermessung. Der Band bietet Einblicke in (Verlags-)Archive, die es erlauben, das Verhältnis zwischen Literatur und Politik neu zu denken. Zugleich werden Selektions- und Produktionspraktiken im Literaturbetrieb analysiert, die sich üblicherweise der Forschung entziehen.

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Edited by Anila Zainub

Decolonization and Anti-colonial Praxis presents research on contemporary forms of decolonization and anti-colonialism in practice. It pertains to the ways in which individuals, groups, and communities engage with the logic of epistemic colonial power within areas of citizenship, migration, education, Indigeneity, language, land struggle, and social work. The contributions in this edited volume empirically document the conceptual and bodily engagement of racialized and violated individuals and communities as they use anti-colonial principles to disrupt criminalizing institutional discourses and policies within various global imperial contexts.

The terms ‘Decolonization’ and ‘Anti-colonialism’ are used in diverse and interdisciplinary academic perspectives. They are researched upon and elaborated in necessary ways in the theoretical literature, however, it is rare to see these principles employed in applied forms. Decolonization and Anti-colonial Praxis provides a much needed contemporary and representative reclamation of these concepts from the standpoint of racialized communities. It explores the frameworks and methods rooted in their indigeneity, cultural history and memories to imagine a new future. The research findings and methodological tools presented in this book will be of interdisciplinary interest to teachers, graduate students and researchers.

Contributors are: Harriet Akanmori, Ayah Al Oballi, Sevgi Arslan, Jacqueline Benn-John, Lucy El-Sherif, Danielle Freitas, Pablo Isla Monsalve, Dionisio Nyaga, Hoda Samater, Rose Ann Torres, Umar Umangay, and Anila Zainub. 

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Edited by Ricardo Gutiérrez Aguilar

Empathy is sometimes –for unfathomable reasons– a surprisingly evasive emotion. It is indeed a problem open to discussion. It can be particularly problematic since, for one thing, it is in appearance the emotion responsible for stitching together a shared experience with our common fellow. It is the emotion essential to bridging the gap between subjects – to making a community. Some answers in this volume have their place of reference in the welcoming chambers of Mansfield College, at the University of Oxford (UK). The Empathy Project held its third Global Meeting within the premises of ye olde constituent college at Mansfield Road from Thursday 14th to Saturday 16th of July 2016. This volume looks for the common ground between both the results of the conducted research and our experiences: Digital Media ideas on the subject worked just fine elbow to elbow with those proposed by fields like Nursing or Health and Social Care; and Psychiatry, Psychology and Philosophy got along quite well with the lines of inquiry of Education, Literature and Dramatic Performance. Contributors are Victoria Aizkalna, Rosa Elena Belvedresi, Giovanna Costantini, Ricardo Gutiérrez Aguilar, Irina Ionita, Nina Lex, Gerardo López Sastre, Barış Mete, Paulus Pimomo, Johannes Rohbeck, Judy Rollins, Josefa Ros Velasco and Christopher J. Staley.

Megachurches and Social Engagement

Public Theology in Practice

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Mark J. Cartledge, Sarah Dunlop, Heather Buckingham and Sophie Bremner

This book is the first detailed academic study of megachurches in the UK. In particular, it explores the nature and significance of social engagement by megachurches in the context of London. The research contains empirical case studies of two Anglican and three African diaspora Pentecostal churches. As well as exploring the range of social engagement activities provided by these churches, the study offers explanations in term of theological motivations and the influence of globalisation. Subsequently, the book outlines the importance of the findings for the relationship between church and society in the contemporary context, addressing the implications for social policy and practice. The book advances discussions in public theology, megachurch studies, Pentecostal and Charismatic studies and ecclesiology.