Places of (Non-)Belonging: Post-colonialism, Nomadism, and Alterity

Edited by Alberto Centeno-Pulido

The book provides a breadth of points of view with which to examine the concepts of Belonging, Nomadism, and Alterity. The first part offers varied analyses of literary and audiovisual texts and deals with topics as varied as cultural assimilation, the traumatic experience of exile, the longing for the homeland, and violence, as well as genres such as travel literature, science fiction, poetry or romantic comedy. The second part of the volume deals with a wide range of socio-cultural phenomena, from borders as spaces of suppression of individuality to ancient native American social institutions put in practice in a European urban context or a philosophical reflection of the feelings of displacement experienced by victims/survivors of a natural disaster, among others.

Book Details
  • Paperback: 246 pages
  • Publisher: Interdisciplinary Discourses (15 October, 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-1-9164586-0-4
  • Price: £41.99

Crossing Borders in Gender and Culture

Edited by Konrad Gunesch, Olena Lytovka and Aleksandra Tryniecka

While gender issues are almost always multidimensional and complex, this book discusses them from a cultural angle and with a focus on crossing borders, to represent their concepts meaningfully and to illuminate their realities as sharply as possible. Its five parts detail specific aspects and issues within that focus, namely communication, literary representation, equality and violence, work and politics, and cross-cultural connections. This combination of a wide topical range with specific discussions of gender issues makes the volume’s insights worthwhile for a wide range of readers, from individuals and groups engaging with current gender challenges, to institutional and political decision-makers entrusted with improving gender relations on national or international levels, up to social, economic or educational institutions empowered to implement such solutions in everyday reality. Its “unity in diversity” contributes to gender and cultural studies by offering considerations and conclusions that are specific and generalizable, theoretically robust and empirically tested, professionally rational and poetically ravishing.
Book Details
  • Hardback: 280 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing (1 October, 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-1-5275-1355-6

Medical Humanities in Theory and Practice

Edited by Andrzej Kapusta, Michal Lytovka

This volume explores the social, historical and cultural dimensions of medicine, and promotes a multifaceted approach towards health, illness, healthcare and body. The articles gathered here focus on various issues relevant to medical knowledge, public health policies, and the experiences of being ill and of caring for those who are ill. The questions and theories discussed by the authors, concerning methodological, ethical and philosophical aspects of medical knowledge, will serve to open up new vistas of study for the reader.
Book Details
  • Hardback: 130 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing (1 June, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-1-4438-8618-5