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Crisis Narratives, Institutional Change, and the Transformation of the Japanese State
Crisis Narratives, Institutional Change, and the Transformation of the Japanese State (November 2021)
Sebastian Maslow - Editor
Christian Wirth - Editor

Looking at Japan, traces crisis narratives across three decades and ten policy fields, with the aim of disentangling discursively manufactured crises from actual policy failures.

Mired in national crises since the early 1990s, Japan has had to respond to a rapid population decline; the Asian and global financial crises; the 2011 triple disaster of earthquake, tsunami, and the Fukus...(Read More)
 
 
The Art of Gratitude
The Art of Gratitude (May 2018)
Jeremy David Engels - Author

Explores how the emotional experience of gratitude has been enlisted in neoliberal governance through the language of debt.

In The Art of Gratitude, Jeremy David Engels sketches a genealogy of gratitude from the ancient Greeks to the contemporary self-help movement. One of the most striking things about gratitude, Engels finds, is how consistently it is described using the language of indebtedness. A chief purpose of thi...(Read More)
 
 
Brokering Tareas
Brokering Tareas (November 2017)
Mexican Immigrant Families Translanguaging Homework Literacies
Steven Alvarez - Author

2019 Outstanding Book in Community Writing Award, presented by the Coalition for Community Writing

Provides concrete examples of homework mentorship and positive academic interventions among immigrant families.

Brokering Tareas examines a grassroots literacy mentoring program that connected immigrant parents with English language mentors who helped emerging bilingual children with home...(Read More)
 
 
Hindu Pasts
Hindu Pasts (September 2017)
Women, Religion, Histories
Vasudha Dalmia - Author

Challenges the monolithic view of Hinduism in the nineteenth century, and instead offers a vision of India that contains a rich multiplicity of Hinduisms, women’s stories, and cultural histories.

In her introduction to Hindu Pasts—which showcases her work as a scholar of social, literary, and religious history—Vasudha Dalmia outlines the central ideas which thread her writi...(Read More)
 
 
Chinese through Song, Second Edition
Chinese through Song, Second Edition (September 2014)
Hong Zhang - Author
Zu-yan Chen - Author

An innovative approach to teaching Chinese language and culture, using folk and popular songs.

Offering an innovative approach to language learning, Chinese through Song helps students develop their language proficiency and music appreciation through the use of folk, popular, and art songs. Because songs emphasize the color, pronunciation, and intonation of every syllable, they can be a valuable tool for im...(Read More)
 
 
Elites, Language, and the Politics of Identity
Elites, Language, and the Politics of Identity (March 2003)
The Norwegian Case in Comparative Perspective
Gregg Bucken-Knapp - Author

Uses Norway to test the claim that elites are central to the politicization of linguistic conflict.

Why and when do linguistic cleavages within a nation become politicized? Using Norway—where language has played a particularly salient role in the nation’s history—as a case study, Gregg Bucken-Knapp explores these questions and challenges the notion that the politicization of language conflict is a respo...(Read More)
 
 
Colonialism Past and Present
Colonialism Past and Present (October 2001)
Reading and Writing about Colonial Latin America Today
Alvaro Felix Bolanos - Editor
Gustavo Verdesio - Editor

Critiques lingering manifestations of colonialism in contemporary Latin American scholarship.

This collection of essays offers alternative readings of historical and literary texts produced during Latin America's colonial period. By considering the political and ideological implications of the texts' interpretation yesterday and today, it attempts to "decolonize" the field of Latin American studies and promote an ethical, interdiscipli...(Read More)
 
 
Comfa Religion and Creole Language in a Caribbean Community
Comfa Religion and Creole Language in a Caribbean Community (May 2001)
Kean Gibson - Author

A description and analysis of the Guyanese religion known as "Comfa."

Through a distinctive blend of description and analysis Kean Gibson examines the Guyanese religion known as "Comfa." Reflecting the socio-cultural history of Guyana, Comfa shows influences of European and Asian cultures and religions in an essentially African framework. Gibson compares the variation exemplified in Comfa with the Guyanese Creole langu...(Read More)
 
 
Organizing Silence
Organizing Silence (October 1998)
A World of Possibilities
Robin Patric Clair - Author

Winner of the 2000 Outstanding Book Award, National Communication Association, Organizational Communication Division

A thought-provoking look at how silence is embedded in our language, society, and institutions. Sexual harassment is explored as an example.

Organizing Silence is a thought-provoking look at how silence is embedded in our language, society, and institutions. It provides ...(Read More)
 
 
Onna Rashiku (Like A Woman)
Onna Rashiku (Like A Woman) (August 1998)
The Diary of a Language Learner in Japan
Karen Ogulnick - Author

This original interdisciplinary book combines autobiographical reflections with a scholarly analysis of a diary the author kept while learning Japanese in Hiroshima.

This book bridges theories of feminism and second language acquisition. Karen Ogulnick examines the dialectic between language learning and identity in this original and interdisciplinary book. Combining autobiographical reflections with a scholarly analysis of a diary she...(Read More)
 
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