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Up in Arms provides an illustrative and timely window onto the ways in which guns shape people’s lives and social relations in Texas. With a long history of myth, lore, and imaginaries attached to gun carrying, the Lone Star State exemplifies how various groups of people at different historical moments make sense of gun culture in light of legislation, political agendas, and community building. Beyond gun rights, restrictions, or the actual functions of firearms, the book demonstrates how the gun question itself becomes loaded with symbolic firepower, making or breaking assumptions about identities, behavior, and belief systems.

Contributors include: Benita Heiskanen, Albion M. Butters, Pekka M. Kolehmainen, Laura Hernández-Ehrisman, Lotta Kähkönen, Mila Seppälä, and Juha A. Vuori.
Fashion is an integral part of popular culture, closely intertwined with tales, magazines, photography, cinema, television, music and sports...up to the emergence of dedicated exhibitions and museums.
Fashion is undergoing a major digital transformation: garments and apparels are presented and sold online, and fashion trends and styles are launched, discussed and negotiated mainly in the digital arena. While going well beyond national and linguistic borders, digital fashion communication requires further cultural sensitivity: otherwise, it might ignite inter-cultural misunderstandings and communication crises. This book presents the recent transformation of Fashion from being a Cinderella to becoming a major cultural attractor and academic research subject, as well as the implications of its digital transformation. Through several cases, it documents intercultural communication crises and provides strategies to interpret and prevent them.
Poetic Narratives for Racial Equity, Equality, Healing, and Freedom
What does it mean to be Black in America? In this book, Pierre W. Orelus uses his poetry to unpack this question, unmasking racism, sexism, and oppression in America. The 59 poems in this collection deal with a wide range of topics, from immigration to xenophobia, from Black pride to Black rage, from parenting to female empowerment.

Since the dawn of time, poetry and stories have been used to address social issues while inspiring at the same time deep, imaginary, and philosophical thoughts. This book combines poetry with short stories situated in very specific historical, racial, socio-economic, and cultural contexts to examine the existential experiences of Brown and Black people in the Americas, particularly in the United States of America, with systemic racism, voucher capitalism, xenophobia, and sexism, among other social wrongs.
Bildungsphilosophische Öffnungen im Anschluss an Roberto Espositos politisches Denken
In der vorliegenden Studie wird das Werk des italienischen Philosophen Roberto Esposito auf mögliche Anschlüsse an erziehungswissenschaftliche Diskurse untersucht.
Politische wie pädagogische Theorie und Praxis sind darauf angewiesen, zeitweise feste Fundamente anzunehmen und Kontingenz zu schließen. Dies kann heute nur noch im Bewusstsein um die Unmöglichkeit einer Letztbegründung oder universellen Schließung geschehen. Für die Theorie bedeutet das, die Offenlegung von Kontingenz als relevante Aufgabe zu verstehen. Die Analyse ausgewählter Schriften Roberto Espositos zeigt in diesem Sinne, dass dessen zentrale Begriffe sowohl in der politischen Philosophie als auch in der erziehungswissenschaftlichen Theoriebildung von Bedeutung sind: Vom (Im)Politischen führt der hermeneutische Pfad über die Politisierung des Gemeinschaftsbegriffs, die Konzeption eines Paradigmas der Immunität bis zur Affirmativen Biopolitik und einer Dekonstruktion des Personenbegriffs. Von dort aus ergeben sich Denkangebote für bildungsphilosophische Diskurse und exemplarische Handlungsfelder.
From this set of critical stories emerges a timely confession from marginalized imagined communities at the physical and metaphorical Mexican-American border. These hybrid storytellers create a multivalence of experiences and genres. Composers of this ground-breaking collection draw readers into an affective connection with the borderlands, offering critical examinations of legal status, gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, social class, family, and health. Additionally, creative representations across genres explore notions of geography, vulnerability, suffering, trauma, pain as well as joy, healing, and love. By posing questions about loss of innocence, they incite new literary and visual spaces for fusing together fragments of the remains of land, body, and/or being, all the while creating a site of fresh confessions where critical stories are illuminated collages assembled together from within la línea.

Contributors are: Ana Silvia Monzon Monterroso, Andrea Gomez, Carmella Braniger, Carol Mariano, Erica Reyes, Felipe Quetzalcoatl Quintanilla, Fidel García Reyes, Filiberto Mares Hernandez, Irving Ayala, Isabela Ortega, Juana Moriel-Payne, Julio Enríquez-Ornelas, Jumko Ogata-Aguilar, Kiri Avelar, Liliana Conlisk Gallegos, Lina Paredes, Lizbeth De La Cruz Santana, M.L.H. Roxana Fragoso Carrillo, Marisa V. Cervantes, Omar Pimienta, Paul Pedroza, Rachel Neff, Raphaella Prange, Santiago Vaquera-Vasquez, Veronica Gaona and Víctor M. Macías-González.
Volume Editors: Cathryn Magno, Jamie Lew, and Sophia Rodriguez
How the Education System Reacted to the First Wave of Covid-19
The nine chapters in this book explore how the Italian education system responded to distance learning during the first wave of the pandemic. The impact of the hard lockdown on both teaching and learning revealed the inherent weaknesses of a system in which digital technology had only recently been introduced and highlighted the relevant inequalities in their access and use. While students, teachers and families adapted (albeit with difficulty) to the new learning and teaching routines, the institutions faced the challenge of ensuring quality and equality.

By including various case studies and unedited sets of data collected in different areas of the country, the book offers up-to-date insights on the impact of the pandemic on the Italian school system and provides a broad introduction to the educational emergency from a sociological perspective. The volume ends with a post-commentary comparing the Italian case with the similar situation of school closure as it occurred in the United Kingdom.

Contributors are: Paolo Barabanti, Eduardo Barberis, Nico Bazzoli, Rita Bertozzi, Stefania Capogna, Gianna Cappello, Domenico Carbone, Maddalena Colombo, Joselle Dagnes, Maria Chiara De Angelis, Maurizio Merico, Diego Mesa, Flaminia Musella, Francesco Ramella, Marco Romito, Michele Rostan, Mariagrazia Santagati, Tatiana Saruis, Fausta Scardigno, Spyros Themelis, Massimiliano Vaira and Martina Visentin.