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Author : M. Grazia Guido
Publisher :
Release : 2004
Page : 412
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN 13 : 9788879162630
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Author : Alberto González
Tina M. Harris
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2013
Page : 168
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN 13 : 0739179543
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This book explores how parents make sense of, and respond to, differing cultural influences within their family. Chapters identify the communication strategies employed by the parents as they strive to create affirming relationships between children and their heritages.


Author : Norbert H. Platz
Publisher :
Release : 1991
Page : 226
Category : Culture diffusion
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Author : Annie Bunting
University of Toronto. Faculty of Law
Publisher :
Release : 2004
Page : 14
Category : Family mediation
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Author : AA. VV.
Publisher : LED Edizioni Universitarie
Release : 2018-11-22T00:00:00+01:00
Page : 241
Category : Foreign Language Study
ISBN 13 : 9788879162586
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Il libro offre un ampio ventaglio di aspetti della cultura russa da una prospettiva di confronto con altrettanti aspetti della cultura e della realtà italiana. Si tratta di un volume collettaneo composto da saggi di affermati specialisti di differenti ambiti disciplinari che qui si sono focalizzati su momenti significativi dei contatti con la civiltà russa sia del passato, sia della contemporaneità. I cambiamenti epocali intervenuti in Europa e, specificatamente, in Russia, in seguito alla caduta del muro di Berlino hanno inciso notevolmente sulle possibilità di conoscenza diretta fra i due mondi e hanno anche avuto come conseguenza, nell’ultima decina d’anni, importanti modifiche su numerosità e qualità dei corsi universitari di lingua e letteratura russa. Con il mutare della situazione politica mondiale lo studio del russo non è più percepito nel nostro paese come una scelta ideologica o esotica, ma è motivato dalla realtà lavorativa in Italia e all’estero, e da una futura applicazione pratica nella società multiculturale. Di qui è nata l’esigenza di dedicare spazio alla riflessione sui diversi aspetti che la richiesta crescente di apprendimento della lingua russa, accompagnata dalla sua civiltà letteraria, comporta per alcune discipline, russistiche in primo luogo. Il volume è arricchito da saggi di italianistica e arabistica che contribuiscono ad evidenziare i secolari ed inesauribili legami della letteratura e della cultura russa con la cultura italiana e mondiale sia sul piano delle idee sia nella prospettiva dei contatti letterari e culturali.


Author : Norbert H. Platz
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Author : Annie Bunting
Publisher :
Release : 2004
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Author : Dieter Buttjes
Michael Byram
Publisher : Multilingual Matters
Release : 1991
Page : 333
Category : Education
ISBN 13 : 9781853590702
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The history of "language teaching" is shot through with methods and approaches to language learning - most recently with "communicative language teaching" - but this book demonstrates that a more differentiated and richer understanding of learning a foreign language is both necessary and desirable. Languages and cultures are interlinked and interdependent and their teaching and learning should be too. Learning another language is part of a complex process of learning and understanding other people's ways of life, ways of thinking and socio-economic experience


Author : Diana Roig-Sanz
Reine Meylaerts
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2018-07-20
Page : 373
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 3319781146
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This book sets the grounds for a new approach exploring cultural mediators as key figures in literary and cultural history. It proposes an innovative conceptual and methodological understanding of the figure of the cultural mediator, defined as a cultural actor active across linguistic, cultural and geographical borders, occupying strategic positions within large networks and being the carrier of cultural transfer. Many studies on translation and cultural mediation privileged the major metropolis of Paris, London, and New York as centres of cultural production and translation. However, other cities and megacities that are not global centres of culture also feature vibrant translation scenes. This book abandons the focus on ‘innovative’ centres and ‘imitative’ peripheries and follows processes of cultural exchange as they develop. Thus, it analyses the role of cultural mediators as customs officers or smugglers (or both in different proportions) in so-called ‘peripheral’ cultures and offers insights into an under-analysed body of actors and institutions promoting intercultural transfer in often multilingual and less studied venues such as Trieste, Tel Aviv, Buenos Aires, Lima, Lahore, or Cape Town.


Author : Linda Karen Park
Publisher :
Release : 1990
Page : 216
Category : Fur trade
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"It can be argued that artistic production mediates between First Nations peoples and other Canadians, and an example of this is provided by the community of Holman, Northwest Territories, which has won national renown for its excellence in print-making. This research explores how the community-based artistic production in Holman articulates into Inuit society and into Canadian society in general, by approaching the art of Holman as a form of practical material activity embedded in a particular socio-economic infrastructure. By approaching the production and distribution of Holman art in this way, this research demonstrates that it is a social, material and ideological production, and that the factors that shape it reside in numerous locations in and outside of Holman, and are related to the position occupied by the Holman Inuit within the larger context of Canadian society. After a description of the community itself, the thesis explores the relationship between the decline of the fur trade and the development of print making in Holman, showing the genesis of the situation today. The complex system within which the Inuit artists of Holman presently work imposes numerous constraints on them not experienced by artists in the south, but Holman artists have recently taken steps to re-make the system, thereby attaining a greater voice in the process of artistic production. These changes have larger implications for the situation of the Inuit politically, economically and culturally within Canada. Because Holman artists produce artworks for largely 'non-Inuit' consumers, an attempt was made to situate those consumers socially as part of a larger exploration of the possible ways in which consumers' perceptions influence producers' artworks and, indirectly, their identities. It is argued that the values of numerous individuals are continuously being negotiated throughout the process. The work concludes by exploring contrasting perceptions of 'art' and 'artists' in southern Canada (where a dominant Western sense of the art governs) with that of Holman. Within the community of Holman, 'art', 'artist', and 'artworks' take on a different significance, one that can be related to fundamental aspects of Inuit culture"--Leaves iii-iv.


Author : Raquel A. G. Reyes
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2018-12-12
Page : 131
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 113757237X
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This Palgrave Pivot explores the social and cultural impact of global trade at a micro-level from around 1600 to 1950. Bringing together the collaborative skills of cultural, social, economic, and art historians, it examines how the diffusion of trade, goods and objects affected people’s everyday lives. The authors tell several stories: of the role played by a host of intermediaries – such as apothecaries, artisans and missionaries who facilitated the process; of objects such as Japanese export lacquer-ware and paintings; of how diverse artistic influences came to be expressed in colonial church architecture in the Philippines; of revolutionary changes wrought on quotidian tastes and preferences, as shown in the interior decoration of private homes in the Dutch East Indies; and of transformations in the smoking and drinking habits of Southeast Asians. The chapters consider the conditions from which emerged new forms of artistic production and transfer, fresh cultural interpretations, and expanded markets for goods, objects and images.


Author : Mia Consalvo
Caroline Haythornthwaite
Publisher : Peter Lang
Release : 2006-12
Page : 213
Category : Computers
ISBN 13 : 9780820478579
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Author : A. Bennett
B. Robards
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2014-06-15
Page : 255
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 1137287020
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This book brings together thirteen timely essays from across the globe that consider a range of 'mediated youth cultures', covering topics such as the phenomenon of dance imitations on YouTube, the circulation of zines online, the resurgence of roller derby on the social web, drinking cultures, Israeli blogs, Korean pop music, and more.


Author : Stephen Bochner
Publisher : Boston, Mass. : G.K. Hall ; Cambridge, Mass. : Schenkman Publishing Company
Release : 1981
Page : 323
Category : Social Science
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Author : Robert Latham
Saskia Sassen
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2009-09-19
Page : 384
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 140083161X
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Computer-centered networks and technologies are reshaping social relations and constituting new social domains on a global scale, from virtually borderless electronic markets and Internet-based large-scale conversations to worldwide open source software development communities, transnational corporate production systems, and the global knowledge-arenas associated with NGO networks. This book explores how such "digital formations" emerge from the ever-changing intersection of computer-centered technologies and the broad range of social contexts that underlie much of what happens in cyberspace. While viewing technologies fundamentally in social rather than technical terms, Digital Formations nonetheless emphasizes the importance of recognizing the specific technical capacities of digital technologies. Importantly, it identifies digital formations as a new area of study in the social sciences and in thinking about globalization. The ten chapters, by leading scholars, examine key social, political, and economic developments associated with these new configurations of organization, space, and interaction. They address the operation of digital formations and their implications for the development of longstanding institutions and for their wider contexts and fields, and they consider the political, economic, and other forces shaping those formations and how the formations, in turn, are shaping such forces. Following a conceptual introduction by the editors are chapters by Hayward Alker, Jonathan Bach and David Stark, Lars-Erik Cederman and Peter A. Kraus, Dieter Ernst, D. Linda Garcia, Doug Guthrie, Robert Latham, Warren Sack, Saskia Sassen, and Steven Weber.


Author : Jennifer L. Schulz
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2020-03-26
Page : 136
Category : Law
ISBN 13 : 0429602049
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This book examines mediation topics such as impartiality, self-determination and fair outcomes through popular culture lenses. Popular television shows and award-winning films are used as illustrative examples to illuminate under-represented mediation topics such as feelings and expert intuition, conflicts of interest and repeat business, and deception and caucusing. The author also employs research from Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, India, Israel, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States of America to demonstrate that real and reel mediation may have more in common than we think. How mediation is imagined in popular culture, compared to how professors teach it and how mediators practise it, provides important affective, ethical, legal, personal and pedagogical insights relevant for mediators, lawyers, professors and students, and may even help develop mediator identity.


Author : Peter O. Stummer
Christopher B. Balme
Publisher : Rodopi
Release : 1996
Page : 332
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 9789042000438
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The intention of this second volume of ASNEL Papers is to counter orthodox post-colonial emphases on alterity, subversion, and counter-discourse with another set of concepts: fusion, syncretism, hybridity, creolisation, cross-fertilisation, cross-cultural identity, diaspora. Topics covered include: gender and identity; syncretic aesthetics in Nigerian and South African performing arts; hyphenated identities in diasporic fiction; reversals of colonial mimicry in Ugandan fiction; cultural reflexivity in the Victorian juvenile novel; the persistence of colonial traits in Zimbabwean war fiction; syncretic strategies of resistance in African prison memoirs; indigene life-histories and intercultural authorship; neo-essentialism in post-colonial critiques of the Rushdie Affair; US multiculturalism and political praxis; creolisation in Surinam; cultural complexities in the Caribbean epic; literary representations of the Haitian Revolution. Authors treated within broader frameworks include Margaret Atwood, R.M. Ballantyne, Marie-Claire Blais. Alejo Carpentier, Roch Carrier, Aimé Césaire, Michelle Cliff, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Edouard Glissant, Andrew Hacker, Eddy L. Harris, Wilson Harris, Bessie Head, C.L.R. James, Maxine Hong Kingston, Jayanta Mahapatra, Paule Marshall, A.K. Mehrotra, Timothy Mo, Bharati Mukherjee, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Akiki Nyabongo, Eugene O'Neill, Molefe Pheto, Salman Rushdie, Wole Soyinka, Ted Trindell, and Derek Walcott. There are also poems by David Woods and Afua Cooper.


Author : Keila Diehl
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 2002-06-03
Page : 312
Category : Music
ISBN 13 : 0520230442
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In this book, Keila Diehl uses music to understand the experiences of Tibetans living in Dharamsala, a town in the Indian Himalayas that for more than 40 years has been home to Tibet's government-in-exile.


Author : P. Jane Hafen
Publisher :
Release : 1993
Page : 184
Category :
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Author : Maria Grazia Guido
Publisher : Peter Lang
Release : 2008
Page : 285
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN 13 : 9783039116898
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This book explores the cognitive and communicative processes involved in the use of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) within cross-cultural specialized contexts where non-native speakers of English - i.e. Western experts and non-Western migrants - interact. The book argues that the main communicative difficulties in such contexts are due precisely to the use of ELF, since it develops from the non-native speakers' transfer of their native language structures and socio-cultural schemata into the English they speak. Transfer, in fact, allows non-native speakers to appropriate, or authenticate, those English semantic, syntactic, pragmatic and specialized-discourse structures that are linguistically and conceptually unavailable to them. It follows that there are as many ELF varieties as there are communities of non-native speakers authenticating English. The research questions justifying the ethnographic case studies detailed in this book are: What kind of cognitive frames and communicative strategies do Western experts activate in order to convey their culturally-marked knowledge of specialized discourse - by using their ELF varieties - to non-Westerners with different linguistic and socio-cultural backgrounds? What kind of power asymmetries can be identified when non-Westerners try to communicate their own knowledge by using their respective ELF varieties? Is it possible to ultimately develop a mode of ELF specialized communication that can be shared by both Western experts and non-Western migrants?