Home Away from Home: Immigrant Narratives, Domesticity, and Coloniality in Contemporary Spanish Culture

Author: N. Michelle Murray

Language: English

Summary: Home Away from Home: Immigrant Narratives, Domesticity, and Coloniality in Contemporary Spanish Culture examines ideological, emotional, economic, and cultural phenomena brought about by migration through readings of works of literature and film featuring domestic workers. In the past thirty years, Spain has experienced a massive increase in immigration. Continue reading “Home Away from Home: Immigrant Narratives, Domesticity, and Coloniality in Contemporary Spanish Culture”

Il mondo nei miei occhi

Author: Language: Italiano Summary: Un volume imperdibile che svela ai lettori alcune perle nascoste del fotografo americano. Il magnifico tripudio di fotografie contenute in questo volume ci restituisce il cuore pulsante del suo lavoro, che consiste nel trovare il lato umano nascosto dietro i titoloni dei giornali e, così facendo, ripristinare l’umanità di tutti noi. Ogni fotografia di Steve McCurry è un capolavoro, e sono molti … Continue reading Il mondo nei miei occhi

Global Mother Tongue : The Eight Flavours of English

Author: Howard Richler

Language: English

Summary: Celebrating a language that is spoken by 1.6 billion people, this entertaining analysis explores the international growth of English and gives an in-depth examination of its history.

Explaining the differences and similarities between the eight English-languages—African, American, Australian/New Zealand, British, Canadian, Caribbean, East Asian, and South Asian—this survey reflects on both dialect and usage.

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The Pink Line – Journeys Across the World’s Queer Frontiers

Author: Mark Gevisser

Language: English

Summary: More than seven years in the making, Mark Gevisser’s The Pink Line: Journeys Across the World’s Queer Frontiers is an exploration of how the conversation around sexual orientation and gender identity has come to divide—and describe—the world in an entirely new way over the first two decades of the twenty-first century. No social movement has brought change so quickly and with such dramatically mixed results. While same-sex marriage and gender transition are celebrated in some parts of the world, laws are being strengthened to criminalize homosexuality and gender nonconformity in others. As new globalized queer identities are adopted by people across the world—thanks to the digital revolution—fresh culture wars have emerged. A new Pink Line, Gevisser argues, has been drawn across the globe, and he takes readers to its frontiers. Continue reading “The Pink Line – Journeys Across the World’s Queer Frontiers”

Bee-bim Bop!

Author: Linda Sue Park, Ho Baek Lee (illustrator) Language: English Summary: Bee-bim bop (“mix-mix rice”) is a traditional Korean dish. In bouncy rhyming text, a hungry child tells of helping her mother make bee-bim bop: shopping, preparing ingredients, setting the table, and sitting down to enjoy a favorite meal. The enthusiasm of the narrator is conveyed in the whimsical illustrations, which bring details from the … Continue reading Bee-bim Bop!

101 cose da fare a Tokyo e in Giappone almeno una volta nella vita

Author: Antonio Moscatello

Language: Italiano

Summary: “In questo libro Moscatello ci accompagna nei luoghi più straordinari e meno conosciuti del Giappone, spiegandoceli nel suo stile ironico e divertente, e aggiungendo informazioni storiche e geografiche preziose. I racconti prendono spunto da esperienze dirette dello scrittore e la mappa biografica si mescola così a quella geografica del Giappone, dandoci l’impressione di avere sempre accanto un compagno di viaggio competente e generoso nell’informarci puntualmente su ogni cosa. 101 cose da fare, è certamente una lettura adatta per questo periodo sonnacchioso di fine inverno in cui attendiamo di ripartire (perché ripartiremo!), di riaprire, di tornare a fare perché ha la capacità di farci arrivare nel vero Giappone stando seduti, strappandoci pure qualche sorriso”. Recensione di Stefania Viti, 6 Febbraio 2021.

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