The Routledge Dictionary of Cultural References in Modern French

Titre : The Routledge Dictionary of Cultural References in Modern French
Auteur : Michael Mould
Éditeur : Routledge
ISBN-13 : 9781136825729
Libération : 2011-04-27

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The Routledge Dictionary of Cultural References in Modern French reveals the hidden cultural dimension of contemporary French, as used in the press, going beyond the limited and purely lexical approach of traditional bilingual dictionaries. Even foreign learners of French who possess a good level of French often have difficulty in fully understanding French articles, not because of any linguistic shortcomings on their part but because of their inadequate knowledge of the cultural references. This cultural dictionary of French provides the reader with clear and concise explanations of the crucial cultural dimension behind the most frequently used words and phrases found in the contemporary French press. This vital background information, gathered here in this innovative and entertaining dictionary, will allow readers to go beyond a superficial understanding of the French press and the French language in general, to see the hidden yet implied cultural significance that is so transparent to the native speaker. Key features: a broad range of cultural references from the historical and literary to the popular and classical, with an in-depth analysis of punning mechanisms. over 3,000 cultural references explained a three-level indicator of frequency over 600 questions to test knowledge before and after reading. The Routledge Dictionary of Cultural References in Modern French is the ideal reference for all undergraduate and postgraduate students of French seeking to enhance their understanding of the French language. It will also be of interest to teachers, translators and Francophiles alike. French students in khâgne, Sciences-Po and schools of journalism will also find this valuable and relevant for their studies.

Toxic Loopholes

Titre : Toxic Loopholes
Auteur : Craig Collins
Éditeur : Cambridge University Press
ISBN-13 : 9781139488952
Libération : 2010-03-08

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The EPA was established to enforce the environmental laws Congress enacted during the 1970s. Yet today lethal toxins still permeate our environment, causing widespread illness and even death. Toxic Loopholes investigates these laws, and the agency charged with their enforcement, to explain why they have failed to arrest the nation's rising environmental crime wave and clean up the country's land, air and water. This book illustrates how weak laws, legal loopholes and regulatory negligence harm everyday people struggling to clean up their communities. It demonstrates that our current system of environmental protection pacifies the public with a false sense of security, dampens environmental activism, and erects legal barricades and bureaucratic barriers to shield powerful polluters from the wrath of their victims. After examining the corrosive economic and political forces undermining environmental law making and enforcement, the final chapters assess the potential for real improvement and the possibility of building cooperative international agreements to confront the rising tide of ecological perils threatening the entire planet.

Islamic Liberation Theology

Titre : Islamic Liberation Theology
Auteur : Hamid Dabashi
Éditeur : Routledge
ISBN-13 : 9781135982959
Libération : 2008-05-14

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This book is a radical piece of counter-intuitive rethinking of the clash of civilizations theory and global politics. In this richly detailed criticism of contemporary politics, Hamid Dabashi argues that after 9/11 we have not seen a new phase in a long running confrontation between Islam and the West, but that such categories have in fact collapsed and exhausted themselves. The West is no longer a unified actor and Islam is ideologically depleted in its confrontation with colonialism. Rather we are seeing the emergence of the US as a lone superpower, and a confrontation between a form of imperial globalized capital and the rising need for a new Islamic theodicy. The combination of political salience and theoretical force makes Islamic Liberation Theology a cornerstone of a whole new generation of thinking about political Islamism and a compelling read for anyone interested in contemporary Islam, current affairs and US foreign policy. Dabashi drives his well-supported and thoroughly documented points steadily forward in an earnest and highly readable style.

Subnational Democracy in the European Union

Titre : Subnational Democracy in the European Union
Auteur : John Loughlin
Éditeur : OUP Oxford
ISBN-13 : 0191544701
Libération : 2001-04-05

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This book is the result of a research project carried out for the Committee of the Regions and analyses the 'state of play' of democratic practice at the subnational level in all of the European Member states. Its initial hypothesis was that liberal democracy is closely associated with the rise of the nation state in the 19th century. The nation state, however, has been significantly changing under the impact of various forces including globalization and regionalization, internal reforms of the public administration system such as privatization and deregulation, and the emergence of regions and local authorities as actors in their own rights. these changes pose challenges for the practice of democracy and, in particular, for its expression at the regional and local level. The book deals with the theoretical implications of these changes in terms of the changing nature of the state and new regionalism. However, one of the key findings is that there is no one uniform meaning of democracy across member states and there are variations even within a single state depending on whether the national or subnational levels are considered. Each country chapter gives the historical and philosophical background to the concept of democracy in each country. There is also an exposition of the institutional expression of democracy at the different levels. With regard to the practice of democracy at the subnational level, the role of pressure groups and policy networks is examined as well as the role of political parties. There is a survey of critiques of subnational democracy. Finally, there is a survey of innovative approaches to improving regional and local democracy through a variety of mechanisms and reforms as ways of responding to the challenge and opportunities facing it today

Year of fire year of ash

Titre : Year of fire year of ash
Auteur : Baruch Hirson
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015001682049
Libération : 1979

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Baruch Hirson A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de Year of fire year of ash Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.

Mies Van Der Rohe

Titre : Mies Van Der Rohe
Auteur : Carsten Krohn
Éditeur : Birkhauser
ISBN-13 : 3034607407
Libération : 2014-05

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This essential and comprehensive Mies monograph focuses in its analysis on Mies design intentions: it reconstructs the buildings in their orginal state, examines them from the present day persepctive and rediscovers the inspiring architecture of a great modern master.The book presents eighty of Mies' works in chronological order. "

The Composition of the Narrative Books of the Old Testament

Titre : The Composition of the Narrative Books of the Old Testament
Auteur : Reinhard Gregor Kratz
Éditeur : A&C Black
ISBN-13 : 0567089207
Libération : 2005-01

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Explaining their sources and the nature of their composition, Reinhard Kratz provides an introduction to the narrative books of the Old Testament (Genesis to Nehemiah). He seeks to do this as far as possible without presupposing any hypotheses and on the basis of a few undisputed basic assumptions: a distinction between Priestly and non-Priestly text in the Pentateuch, the special position of Deuteronomy, a Deuteronomistic revision of Joshua-2 Kings, and the literary use of the books of Samuel and Kings by Chronicles. Any further distinctions are based on observations of the text which are well established and not on literary-critical or redaction-critical distinctions. Kratz argues that what is important is how the text is read.This is the first study of its kind since Martin Noth's classic studies of thePentateuch and Deuteronomic history. It will be an invaluable resource for allscholars and students in the field.

Ways of Walking

Titre : Ways of Walking
Auteur : Tim Ingold
Éditeur : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN-13 : 075467374X
Libération : 2008

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This exciting new volume focuses on how humans inhabit their environment, considering 'techniques of the body' and walking behaviours to better understand the variety of embodied meanings. Its original collection of work has contributions from anthropologists, sociologists, geographers and specialists in education and architecture offering a broad readership of new, innovative and previously overlooked ideas.

Reality Sandwiches 1953 60

Titre : Reality Sandwiches 1953 60
Auteur : Allen Ginsberg
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : UOM:49015000592130
Libération : 1966

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The Regiment

Titre : The Regiment
Auteur : Farley Mowat
Éditeur : Dundurn Group
ISBN-13 : 1459733894
Libération : 2016-07-30

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The Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment (the Hasty Ps) was Canada s most decorated regiment in the Second World War. In "The Regiment," Farley Mowat, famed novelist and member of the regiment, movingly recounts the story of the Hasty Ps, telling the story of his fellow soldiers and their vital role in the Allied conquest of Italy."