All ScholarLed presses

This page shows the latest publications (in descending order of publication date) from all of the open access publishers in the ScholarLed consortium (Mattering Press, meson press, Open Book Publishers, punctum books, African Minds, and mediastudies.press).

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Last updated: 2024-04-17 00:00:13

April 2024

A Grammar of the Jewish Arabic Dialect of Gabes

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Author: Wiktor Gębski

Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, 2024

https://doi.org/10.11647/OBP.0394

This volume undertakes a linguistic exploration of the endangered Arabic dialect spoken by the Jews of Gabes, a coastal city situated in Southern Tunisia. Belonging to the category of sedentary North African dialects, this variety is now spoken by a dwindling number of native speakers, primarily in Israel and France. Given the imminent extinction faced by many modern varieties of Judaeo-Arabic, including Jewish Gabes, the study’s primary goal is to document and describe its linguistic nuances while reliable speakers are still accessible. Data for this comprehensive study were collected during fieldwork in Israel and France between December 2018 and March 2022.

Alone in the Dark: Cinephilia and the Heroic Imagination

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Author: Doug Dibbern

Earth, Milky Way: punctum books, 2024

https://doi.org/10.53288/0475.1.00

Tangible and Intangible Heritage in the Age of Globalisation

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Editor: Lilia Makhloufi

Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, 2024

https://doi.org/10.11647/OBP.0388

Tangible and Intangible Heritage in the Age of Globalisation offers a rich collection of perspectives on the complex interplay between tangible and intangible heritage. These essays illustrate the need to redefine heritage as an interdisciplinary and intercultural concept. They interrogate heritage paradigms while also providing concrete recommendations to promote the preservation of physical heritage spaces, and the cultural practices and social relationships that depend on them.

Heavy Metal: Earth’s Minerals and the Future of Sustainable Societies

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Editor: Philippe D. Tortell

Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, 2024

https://doi.org/10.11647/OBP.0373

Heavy Metal: Earth’s Minerals and the Future of Sustainable Societies brings together world-leading experts from across the globe to reimagine the future of mineral exploration and mining in a post-fossil fuel world.

Translating Russian Literature in the Global Context

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Editor: Cathy McAteer

Editor: Muireann Maguire

Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, 2024

https://doi.org/10.11647/OBP.0340

Translating Russian Literature in the Global Context examines the translation and reception of Russian literature as a world-wide process. This volume aims to provoke new debate about the continued currency of Russian literature as symbolic capital for international readers, in particular for nations seeking to create or consolidate cultural and political leverage in the so-called ‘World Republic of Letters’. It also seeks to examine and contrast the mechanisms of the translation and uses of Russian literature across the globe.

March 2024

In Defense of Don Giovanni: A Feminist Mythobiography

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Author: Luisa Passerini

Translator: Stella Tillyard

Earth, Milky Way: punctum books, 2024

https://doi.org/10.53288/0458.1.00

No Life Without You: Refugee Love Letters from the 1930s

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Editor: Franklin Felsenstein

Introduction by: Rachel Pistol

Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, 2024

https://doi.org/10.11647/OBP.0334

The letters and journals of Ernst Moritz and Vera Hirsch Felsenstein, two German Jewish refugees caught in the tumultuous years leading to the Second World War, form the core of this book. Abridged in English from the original German, the correspondence and diaries have been expertly compiled and annotated by their only son who preserves his parents’ love story in their own words. Their letters, written from Germany, England, Russia, and Palestine capture their desperate efforts to save themselves and their family, friends and businesses from the fascist tyranny. The book begins by contextualizing the early lives of Moritz and Vera.

Byron and Trinity: Memorials, Marbles and Ruins

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Editor: Adrian Poole

Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, 2024

https://doi.org/10.11647/OBP.0399

This is a collection of reprinted essays about the life and writing of Lord Byron and the themes of ‘memorials, marbles and ruins’ that were prominent in his thinking and feeling.

Tribulations of a Westerner in the Western World

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Author: Vincent Dachy

Introduction by: Mary Burger

Earth, Milky Way: punctum books, 2024

https://doi.org/10.53288/0509.1.00

Eliza Orme’s Ambitions: Politics and the Law in Victorian London

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Author: Leslie Howsam

Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, 2024

https://doi.org/10.11647/OBP.0392

Why are some figures hidden from history? Eliza Orme, despite becoming the first woman in Britain to earn a university degree in Law in 1888, leading both a political organization and a labour investigation in 1892, and participating actively in the women’s suffrage movement into the early twentieth century, is one such figure.

Continuum 2: Writings – Scritti – Écrits 2015–2022

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Author: Alessandro De Francesco

Earth, Milky Way: punctum books, 2024

https://doi.org/10.53288/0463.1.00

A Country of Shepherds: Cultural Stories of a Changing Mediterranean Landscape

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Author: Kathleen Ann Myers

Translator: Grady C. Wray

Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, 2024

https://doi.org/10.11647/OBP.0387

This book draws on the life stories told by shepherds, farmers, and their families in the Andalusian region in Spain to sketch out the landscapes, actions, and challenges of people who work in pastoralism. Their narratives highlight how local practices interact with regional and European communities and policies, and they help us see a broader role for extensive grazing practices and sustainability.

February 2024

like a dog

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Author: lauren samblanet

Earth, Milky Way: punctum books, 2024

https://doi.org/10.53288/0469.1.00

Serge Daney and Queer Cinephilia

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Author: Selina Robertson

Author: Patrice Rollet

Author: Marcos Uzal

Author: So Mayer

Author: Claire Allouche

Author: Raymond Bellour

Author: Mélina Delmas

Author: Garin Dowd

Author: Chloé Galibert-Laîné

Author: Theresa Heath

Author: Andrea Inzerillo

Author: Hervé Joubert-Laurencin

Author: Philipp Dominik Keidl

Author: Simon Pageau

Author: Sylvie Pierre-Ulmann

Author: Bamchade Pourvali

Editor: Pierre Eugène

Editor: Kate Ince

Editor: Marc Siegel

Lüneburg: meson press eG, 2024

https://doi.org/10.14619/0184

French critic Serge Daney was a central figure in film, television and media criticism of the second half of the twentieth century. He died of AIDS in 1992, just as the concept of queer cinema entered international film studies and just before the start of the digital era that has transformed film culture. This collection of new essays investigates the legacy of Daney’s work alongside considerations of feminist, queer and digital cinephilia and contemporary practices of film curation.

Genetic Inroads into the Art of James Joyce

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Author: Hans Walter Gabler

Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, 2024

https://doi.org/10.11647/OBP.0325

This book is a treasure trove comprising core writings from Hans Walter Gabler‘s seminal work on James Joyce, spanning fifty years from the analysis of composition he undertook towards a critical text of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, through the Critical and Synoptic Edition of Ulysses, to Gabler‘s latest essays on (appropriately enough) Joyce’s sustained artistic innovation.

Szenen kritischer Relationalität

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Author: Shirin Weigelt

Author: Philipp Hohmann

Author: Eva Krivanec

Author: Rémy Bocquillon

Author: Irina Raskin

Author: Julia Schade

Author: Martin Siegler

Author: Christiane Voss

Author: Max Walther

Author: Astrid Deuber-Mankowsky

Author: Lorenz Engell

Author: Jakob Claus

Author: Lorenzo Gineprini

Editor: Jasmin Degeling

Editor: Gabriel Geffert

Editor: Martin Kallmeyer

Editor: Gereon Rahnfeld

Editor: Nathalie Schäfer

Editor: Katia Schwerzmann

Editor: Maximilian Rünker

Editor: Charlotte Bolwin

Lüneburg: meson press eG, 2024

https://doi.org/10.14619/2225

Kritische Relationalität interveniert in Ordnungen des Denkens, die Kritik als Operation des Trennens und Auseinanderhaltens entworfen und damit die modernen Dualismen von Menschlichem und Nicht-Menschlichem, Subjekten und Objekten, Organischem und Technischem, Natur und Kultur geprägt haben. Ausgehend von multiplen, verschränkten Krisen suchen die Beiträge dieses Bandes konkrete Szenen auf, in denen das kritische Potenzial von Verbindungen und Verstrickungen anschaulich wird. Das Ausloten von Relationalität wird dabei zu einem analytischen Modus, der für die Produktivität von Verbindungen sensibilisiert und zugleich ihre differenziellen Dimensionen anerkennt.

Tener Demasiado: Ensayos Filosóficos sobre el Limitarismo

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Editor: Ingrid Robeyns

Translator: Héctor Iñaki Larrínaga Márquez

Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, 2024

https://doi.org/10.11647/OBP.0354

‘Tener demasiado’ es el primer volumen académico dedicado al limitarismo: la idea de que el uso de los recursos económicos o de los ecosistemas no sobrepasen ciertos límites.

How Divine Images Became Art: Essays on the Rediscovery, Study and Collecting of Medieval Icons in the Belle Époque

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Author: Oleg Tarasov

Translator: Stella Rock

Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, 2024

https://doi.org/10.11647/OBP.0378

How Divine Images Became Art tells the story of the parallel ‘discovery’ of Russian medieval art and of the Italian ‘primitives’ at the beginning of the twentieth century. While these two developments are well-known, they are usually studied in isolation. Tarasov’s study has the great merit of showing the connection between the art world in Russia and the West, and its impact in the cultural history of the continent in the pre-war period.

Nairobi Becoming: Security, Uncertainty, Contingency

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Editor: Constance Smith

Editor: Peter Lockwood

Editor: Tessa Diphoorn

Editor: Joost Fontein

Earth, Milky Way: punctum books, 2024

https://doi.org/10.53288/0418.1.00

The Kingdom and the Qur’an: Translating the Holy Book of Islam in Saudi Arabia

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Author: Mykhaylo Yakubovych

Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, 2024

https://doi.org/10.11647/OBP.0381

This book presents a detailed analysis of the translation of the Qur’an in Saudi Arabia, the most important global actor in the promotion, production and dissemination of Qur’an translations. Mykhaylo Yakubovych provides a comprehensive historical overview of the debates surrounding the translatability of the Qur’an, as well as exploring the impact of the burgeoning translation and dissemination of the holy book upon Wahhabi and Salafi interpretations of Islam. Backed by meticulous research and drawing on a wealth of sources, this work illuminates an essential facet of global Islamic culture and scholarly discourse.

January 2024

Classical Music Futures: Practices of Innovation

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Editor: Karoly Molina

Editor: Peter Peters

Editor: Neil Thomas Smith

Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, 2024

https://doi.org/10.11647/OBP.0353

This edited volume brings together contributions from a wide range of international academics and practitioners. It traces innovations within classical music practice, showing how these offer divergent visions for its future. The interdisciplinary contributions to the volume highlight the way contrasting ideas of the future can effect change in the present.

The Getty Fiend

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Author: Ken White

Introduction by: Michael du Plessis

Earth, Milky Way: punctum books, 2024

https://doi.org/10.53288/0534.1.00

Analogical City

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Author: Cameron McEwan

Earth, Milky Way: punctum books, 2024

https://doi.org/10.53288/0386.1.00

Divine Style: Walt Whitman and the King James Bible

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Author: F. W. Dobbs-Allsopp

Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, 2024

https://doi.org/10.11647/OBP.0357

Dobbs-Allsopp, Professor of Old Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary, explicitly approaches Whitman from the perspective of a biblical scholar. Utilising his wealth of expertise in this field, he constructs a compelling, erudite and methodical argument for the King James Bible’s importance in the evolution of Whitman’s style – from his signature long lines to the prevalence of parallelism and tendency towards parataxis in his works.

December 2023

Material Trajectories: Designing With Care?

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Author: Emilia Tikka

Author: Maxie Schneider

Author: Charlett Wenig

Author: Susanne Witzgall

Author: Ebba Fransén Waldhör

Author: Sename Koffi Agbodjinou

Author: Viola S. Ahrensfeld

Author: Joanna Boehnert

Author: Jessica Bulling

Author: Michaela Büsse

Author: Emile De Visscher

Author: Roman Kirschner

Author: Manuel Kretzer

Author: Anupama Kundoo

Author: Martin Müller

Author: Fara Peluso

Author: Wolfgang Schäffner

Author: Lea Schmidt

Editor: Léa Perraudin

Editor: Clemens Winkler

Editor: Claudia Mareis

Editor: Matthias Held

Lüneburg: meson press eG, 2023

https://doi.org/10.14619/2201

Material Trajectories: Designing With Care? turns towards material-driven design processes with the aim of relocating technoscientific trajectories. Concerned with new forms of caretaking, it combines positions from the extended fields of design research and humanities scholarship including practice-based approaches. The contributions explore current ecological conditions through multiple acts of making-with and seek to complicate questions of sustainability, livability, and cooperation. In reassessing the status quo in design and architecture as material practices, they provide outlines for a nuanced reading of these worldmaking processes and ask what different ways of designing with care and complicity might entail.

Accidental Archivism: Shaping Cinema’s Futures with Remnants of the Past

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Author: Mila Turajlić

Author: Marie Sophie Beckmann

Author: Karola Gramann

Author: Ravi Vasudevan

Author: Ala Younis

Author: Lynhan Balatbat-Helbock

Author: Simone Venturini

Author: Clarissa Thieme

Author: Erika Balsom

Author: Gaby Babić

Author: Hadi Alipanah

Author: Añulika Agina

Author: Mareike Bernien

Author: Amrita Biswas

Author: Sema Çakmak

Author: Sonia Campanini

Author: Erica Carter

Author: Özge Çelikaslan

Author: Filipa César

Author: Didi Cheeka

Author: Vaginal Davis

Author: Madhusree Dutta

Author: Tamer El Said

Author: Almudena Escobar López

Author: Mariia Glazunova

Author: Ulrich Gregor

Author: Olena Goncharuk

Author: Veena Hariharan

Author: Mohammad Shawky Hassan

Author: Shai Heredia

Author: Tobias Hering

Author: Grazia Ingravalle

Author: Ritika Kaushik

Author: Philipp Dominik Keidl

Author: Julita Pratiwi

Author: Lisabona Rahman

Author: Ivanna Khitsinska

Author: Hieyoon Kim

Author: Laura Kloeckner

Author: Merle Kröger

Author: Asja Makarevic

Author: Nils Meyn

Author: Petna Ndaliko Katondolo

Author: Rebecca Ohene-Asah

Author: Volker Pantenburg

Author: Nikolaus Perneczky

Author: Francesco Pitassio

Author: Constanze Ruhm

Author: Heide Schlüpmann

Author: Alexandra Schneider

Author: Girish Shambu

Author: Marc Siegel

Author: Can Sungu

Editor: Stefanie Schulte Strathaus

Editor: Vinzenz Hediger

Lüneburg: meson press eG, 2023

https://doi.org/10.14619/0535

In the digital media ecology, archives are changing. Artists, curators, critics and scholars assume the role of accidental archivists. They shape cinema’s futures by salvaging precarious repositories and making them matter in new ways. In the process, the cinema’s public, a democratic body seemingly scattered about platforms and niches in a post-pandemic world, re-emerges as a political force.

Accidental Archivism brings together programmatic statements and proposals to explore an artistic space between archiving and activism, a space where remnants of the past become the building blocks of new ways of making, showing, teaching and thinking cinema.

Synopses and Lists: Textual Practices in the Pre-Modern World

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Editor: Teresa Bernheimer

Editor: Ronny Vollandt

Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, 2023

https://doi.org/10.11647/OBP.0375

Textual practices in pre-modern societies cover a great range of representations, from the literary to the pictorial. Among the most intriguing are synopses and lists. While lists provide a complete enumeration of ideas, people, events, or terms, synopses juxtapose one against the other. To understand how they were planned, produced, and consumed, is to gain insight into the practices of what one can call management of knowledge in a time before our own.

‘Wit’s Wild Dancing Light’: Reading the Poems of Alexander Pope

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Author: William Hutchings

Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, 2023

https://doi.org/10.11647/OBP.0372

The book is a chronological reading of Alexander Pope’s poems, from the Pastorals (1709) to the four-book Dunciad (1743). Each of the 26 chapters forming the volume selects examples for detailed scrutiny, demonstrating how close reading can generate understanding of a whole poem and how critical appraisal can build into a creative survey of an entire poetic career.

Modelling Between Digital and Humanities: Thinking in Practice

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Author: Arianna Ciula

Author: Øyvind Eide

Author: Cristina Marras

Author: Patrick Sahle

Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, 2023

https://doi.org/10.11647/OBP.0369

This volume presents an exploration of Digital Humanities (DH), a field focused on the reciprocal transformation of digital technologies and humanities scholarship. Central to DH research is the practice of modelling, which involves translating intricate knowledge systems into computational models. This book addresses a fundamental query: How can an effective language be developed to conceptualize and guide modelling in DH?

Dancing with Philoctetes: Reflections on Pain and Remembrance

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Author: Abigail Akavia

Earth, Milky Way: punctum books, 2023

https://doi.org/10.53288/0450.1.00

Financing Investment in Times of High Public Debt: 2023 European Public Investment Outlook

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Editor: Floriana Cerniglia

Editor: Francesco Saraceno

Editor: Andrew Watt

Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, 2023

https://doi.org/10.11647/OBP.0386

The fourth book in the ‘European Public Investment Outlook’ series focuses on the urgent issue of how to finance needed investment in critical tangible and intangible infrastructure given high levels of public debt, a thorny problem facing many governments across Europe. Drawing on expertise from academics, researchers at public policy institutes and international governance bodies, the contributors analyse the current situation and prospects and propose feasible solutions.

Signs of the Great Refusal: The Coming Struggle for a Postwork Society

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Author: Tedd Siegel

Foreword by: Tyrus Miller

Earth, Milky Way: punctum books, 2023

https://doi.org/10.53288/0488.1.00

November 2023

Feminist Solidarities after Modulation

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Author: Sara Morais dos Santos Bruss

Earth, Milky Way: punctum books, 2023

https://doi.org/10.53288/0397.1.00

The Standard Language Ideology of the Hebrew and Arabic Grammarians of the ʿAbbasid Period

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Author: Benjamin Paul Kantor

Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, 2023

https://doi.org/10.11647/OBP.0382

In the present book we survey six specific characteristics of a ‘standard language ideology’ that appear in both the writings of the Hebrew grammarians who wrote in Judeo-Arabic and the Arabic grammarians during the ʿAbbasid period. Such striking lines of linguistic-ideological similarity suggest that it may not have been only grammatical concepts or literary genres that the medieval Hebrew grammarians inherited from the Arabic grammatical tradition, but a way of thinking about language as well.

Solarities: Elemental Encounters and Refractions

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Editor: Cymene Howe

Editor: Jeff Diamanti

Editor: Amelia Moore

Earth, Milky Way: punctum books, 2023

https://doi.org/10.53288/0404.1.00

Health Care in the Information Society: Volume 1 - From Adventure of Ideas to Anarchy of Transition

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Author: David Ingram

Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, 2023

https://doi.org/10.11647/OBP.0335

In this fascinating book David Ingram traces the history of information technology and health informatics from its pioneers in the middle of the twentieth century to its latest developments.

Health Care in the Information Society: Volume 2 - From Anarchy of Transition to Programme for Reform

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Author: David Ingram

Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, 2023

https://doi.org/10.11647/OBP.0384

In this fascinating book David Ingram traces the history of information technology and health informatics from its pioneers in the middle of the twentieth century to its latest developments.

Prismatic Jane Eyre: Close-Reading a World Novel Across Languages

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Author: Kayvan Tahmasebian

Author: Ida Klitgård

Author: Matthew Reynolds

Author: Andrés Claro

Author: Annmarie Drury

Author: Mary Frank

Author: Paola Gaudio

Author: Rebecca Ruth Gould

Author: Yunte Huang

Author: Eugenia Kelbert

Author: Ana Teresa Marques dos Santos

Author: Cláudia Pazos-Alonso

Author: Abhishek Jain

Author: Ulrich Timme Kragh

Author: Léa Rychen

Author: Madli Kütt

Author: Yousif M. Qasmiyeh

Author: Eleni Philippou

Author: Céline Sabiron

Author: Giovanni Pietro Vitali

Author: Jernej Habjan

Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, 2023

https://doi.org/10.11647/OBP.0319

Jane Eyre, written by Charlotte Brontë and first published in 1847, has been translated more than five hundred times into over sixty languages. Prismatic Jane Eyre argues that we should see these many re-writings, not as simple replications of the novel, but as a release of its multiple interpretative possibilities: in other words, as a prism.

The Pandemic Visual Regime: Visuality and Performativity in the Covid-19 Crisis

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Editor: Julia Ramírez-Blanco

Editor: Francesco Spampinato

Earth, Milky Way: punctum books, 2023

https://doi.org/10.53288/0448.1.00

Misunderstandings: False Beliefs in Communication

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Author: Georg Weizsäcker

Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, 2023

https://doi.org/10.11647/OBP.0367

What do we expect when we say something to someone, and what do they expect when they hear it? When is a conversation successful? The book considers a wide set of two-person conversations, and a bit of game theory, to show how conversational statements and their interpretations are governed by beliefs. Thinking about beliefs is suitable for communication analysis because beliefs are well-defined and measurable, allowing to differentiate between successful understandings and their less successful counterparts: misunderstandings.

Killer Fandom: Fan Studies and the Celebrity Serial Killer

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Author: Judith May Fathallah

Bethlehem, PA: mediastudies.press, 2023

https://doi.org/10.32376/3f8575cb.c2702120

Killer Fandom, in the first long-form treatment, examines serial killer fandom through the lens of textual poaching, affective community, subcultural capital, and play—with close readings of fan posts, comments, and mashups on Tumblr, TikTok, and YouTube.

The Ethnographic Case

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Editor: Emily Yates-Doerr

Editor: Christine Labuski

Manchester: Mattering Press, 2023

https://doi.org/10.28938/9781912729340

In 26 gripping and provocative installations, the new and updated volume showcases research from influential feminist and decolonial scholars. Where anthropology has long sought to identify patterns in culture, this volume makes space for inquiry focused on particularities and advocates for an intellectual politics where that which seemingly doesn’t fit is still allowed to matter.

October 2023

Artificial Earth: A Genealogy of Planetary Technicity

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Author: J. Daniel Andersson

Earth, Milky Way: punctum books, 2023

https://doi.org/10.53288/0406.1.00

Higher Education for Good: Teaching and Learning Futures

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Editor: Laura Czerniewicz

Editor: Catherine Cronin

Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, 2023

https://doi.org/10.11647/OBP.0363

After decades of turbulence and acute crises in recent years, how can we build a better future for Higher Education?

Thoughtfully edited by Laura Czerniewicz and Catherine Cronin, this rich and diverse collection by academics and professionals from across 17 countries and many disciplines offers a variety of answers to this question. It addresses the need to set new values for universities, trapped today in narratives dominated by financial incentives and performance indicators, and examines those “wicked” problems which need multiple solutions, resolutions, experiments, and imaginaries.

The Predatory Paradox: Ethics, Politics, and Practices in Contemporary Scholarly Publishing

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Author: Amy Koerber

Author: Jesse C. Starkey

Author: Karin Ardon-Dryer

Author: R. Glenn Cummins

Author: Lyombe Eko

Author: Kerk F. Kee

Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, 2023

https://doi.org/10.11647/OBP.0364

In today’s ‘publish or perish’ academic setting, the institutional prizing of quantity over quality has given rise to and perpetuated the dilemma of predatory publishing. Upon a close examination, however, the definition of ‘predatory’ itself becomes slippery, evading neat boxes or lists which might seek to easily define and guard against it. This volume serves to foreground a nuanced representation of this multifaceted issue. In such a rapidly evolving landscape, this book becomes a field guide to its historical, political, and economic aspects, presenting thoughtful interviews, legal analysis and original research. Case studies from both European-American and non-European-American stakeholders emphasize the worldwide nature of the challenge faced by researchers of all levels.

Widening Scripts: Cultivating Feminist Care in Academic Labor

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Author: Ellen Shaffner

Author: Lindsey MacCallum

Author: Michelle Forrest

Author: Ian Reilly

Author: Scott Stoneman

Author: Angela Henderson

Author: Mariana Prandini Assis

Earth, Milky Way: punctum books, 2023

https://doi.org/10.53288/0442.1.00

Transparent Minds in Science Fiction: An Introduction to Alien, AI and Post-Human Consciousness

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Author: Paul Matthews

Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, 2023

https://doi.org/10.11647/OBP.0348

Transparent Minds explores the intersection between neuroscience and science fiction stories. Paul Matthews expertly analyses the narratives of humans and nonhumans from Mary Shelley to Kazuo Ishiguro across 200 years of the genre. In doing so he gives lucid insight into the meaning of existence and self-awareness. Rigorously researched and highly accessible, Matthews argues that psycho-emotional science fiction writers both imitate and inform alien and post-human consciousnesses through exploratory narratives and metaphor.

Boundary Images

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Author: Giselle Beiguelman

Author: Melody Devries

Author: Winnie Soon

Author: Magdalena Tyżlik-Carver

Lüneburg: meson press eG, 2023

https://doi.org/10.14619/0597

How are images made, and how should we understand the capacities of digital images? This book investigates images as well as the technologies that host them. Its three chapters discuss the boundaries that images cross and blur between humans, machines, and nature and the ways in which images are political, material, and visual. Exploring these boundaries of images, this book places itself at the limits of the visual and beyond what can be seen, understanding these as starting points for the production of new and radically different ways of knowing about the world and its becomings.

Evil Twins and the Ultimate Insight: Ayn Rand, Vladimir Nabokov, and the Polarized Politics of Reading

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Author: Bruce Stone

Earth, Milky Way: punctum books, 2023

https://doi.org/10.53288/0407.1.00

Shépa: The Tibetan Oral Tradition in Choné

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Author: Members of the Choné Tibetan Community

Author: Bendi Tso

Author: Marnyi Gyatso

Author: Mark Turin

Author: Naljor Tsering

Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, 2023

https://doi.org/10.11647/OBP.0312

This book contains a unique collection of Tibetan oral narrations and songs known as Shépa, as these have been performed, recorded and shared between generations of Choné Tibetans from Amdo living in the eastern Tibetan Plateau. Presented in trilingual format — in Tibetan, Chinese and English — the book reflects a sustained collaboration with and between members of the local community, including narrators, monks, and scholars, calling attention to the diversity inherent in all oral traditions, and the mutability of Shépa in particular.

African Science Granting Councils: Towards Sustainable Development in Africa

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Author: Teboho Moja

Author: Samuel Kehinde Okunade

South Africa: African Minds, 2023

https://doi.org/10.47622/9781928502791

September 2023

Frictions: Inquiries into Cybernetic Thinking and Its Attempts towards Mate[real]ization

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Author: Sebastian Vehlken

Author: Andrei Cretu

Author: Wolfgang Ernst

Author: Thomas Fischer

Author: Hans-Christian von Herrmann

Author: Stefan Höltgen

Author: Rolf F. Nohr

Author: Eva Schauerte

Author: Isabell Schrickel

Editor: Diego Gómez-Venegas

Lüneburg: meson press eG, 2023

https://doi.org/10.14619/2164

Frictions is a collective invitation to embrace the space of difference that both connects and separates techno-scientific discourses from their actual implementations—or even, from their non-implementations. Through a series of case studies focused on cybernetics, systems research, and some of their more contemporary inheritors, this book argues that such a middle space, the topology of frictions, offers significant insights to assess the historical and epistemological relevance of these interconnected fields. Characterized here as cybernetic thinking, this broad area of theoretical and applied projects would conceal, precisely within its frictions, the operational principles of our present.

After the Miners’ Strike: A39 and Cornish Political Theatre versus Thatcher’s Britain: Volume 1

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Author: Paul Farmer

Author: Mark Kilburn

Preface by: Rebecca Hillman

Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, 2023

https://doi.org/10.11647/OBP.0329

In this rich memoir, the first of two volumes, Paul Farmer traces the story of A39, the Cornish political theatre group he co-founded and ran from the mid-1980s to the early 1990s. Farmer offers a unique insight into A39’s creation, operation, and artistic practice during a period of convulsive political and social change.

Linguistic Theory and the Biblical Text

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Editor: Elizabeth Robar

Editor: William A. Ross

Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, 2023

https://doi.org/10.11647/OBP.0358

This volume is the result of the 2021 session of the Linguistics and the Biblical Text research group of the Institute for Biblical Research, which addresses the history, relevance, and prospects of broad theoretical linguistic frameworks in the field of biblical studies. Cognitive Linguistics, Functional Grammar, generative linguistics, historical linguistics, complexity theory, and computational analysis are each allotted a chapter, outlining the key theoretical commitments of each approach, their major concepts and/or methods, and their important contributions to contemporary study of the biblical text.

Kern

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Author: Derek Beaulieu

Earth, Milky Way: punctum books, 2023

https://doi.org/10.53288/0510.1.00

Toevallige ontmoetingen: Bio-ethiek voor een gehavende planeet

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Author: Kristien Hens

Illustrator: Christina Stadlbauer

Illustrator: Bart H.M. Vandeput

Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, 2023

https://doi.org/10.11647/OBP.0370

In dit rigoureuze en noodzakelijke boek brengt Kristien Hens bio-ethiek en filosofie van de biologie bij elkaar, met het argument dat het ethisch noodzakelijk is om in het wetenschappelijk onderzoek een plaatsje vrij te houden voor de filosofen. Hun rol is behalve ethisch ook conceptueel: zij kunnen de kwaliteit en de coherentie van het wetenschappelijk onderzoek verbeteren door erop toe te zien dat specifieke concepten op een consistente en doordachte manier worden gebruik binnen interdisciplinaire projecten. Hens argumenteert dat toeval en onzekerheid een centrale rol spelen in de bio-ethiek, maar dat die in een spanningsrelatie kunnen raken met de pogingen om bepaalde theorieën ingang te doen vinden als wetenschappelijke kennis: bij het beschrijven van organismen en praktijken creëren we op een bepaalde manier de wereld. Hens stelt dat dit noodzakelijk een ethische activiteit betreft.

The Way Things Go

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Author: Louis Bury

Earth, Milky Way: punctum books, 2023

https://doi.org/10.53288/0400.1.00

Collaboration in Development: A South African Heritage

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South Africa: African Minds, 2023

https://doi.org/10.47622/9781928502821

Microbium: The Neglected Lives of Micro-matter

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Editor: Joela Jacobs

Editor: Agnes Malinowska

Earth, Milky Way: punctum books, 2023

https://doi.org/10.53288/0396.1.00

Ethics of Socially Disruptive Technologies: An Introduction

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Editor: Ibo van de Poel

Editor: Jeroen Hopster

Editor: Behnam Taebi

Editor: Lily Eva Frank

Editor: Julia Hermann

Editor: Dominic Lenzi

Editor: Sven Nyholm

Editor: Elena Ziliotti

Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, 2023

https://doi.org/10.11647/OBP.0366

Technologies shape who we are, how we organize our societies and how we relate to nature. For example, social media challenges democracy; artificial intelligence raises the question of what is unique to humans; and the possibility to create artificial wombs may affect notions of motherhood and birth. Some have suggested that we address global warming by engineering the climate, but how does this impact our responsibility to future generations and our relation to nature? This book shows how technologies can be socially and conceptually disruptive and investigates how to come to terms with this disruptive potential.

Cheap Print and Street Literature of the Long Eighteenth Century

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Editor: David Atkinson

Editor: Steve Roud

Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, 2023

https://doi.org/10.11647/OBP.0347

This deeply researched collection offers a comprehensive introduction to the eighteenth-century trade in street literature – ballads, chapbooks, and popular prints – in England and Scotland. Offering detailed studies of a selection of the printers, types of publication, and places of publication that constituted the cheap and popular print trade during the period, these essays delve into ballads, slip songs, story books, pictures, and more to push back against neat divisions between low and high culture, or popular and high literature.

August 2023

William Moorcroft, Potter: Individuality by Design

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Author: Jonathan Mallinson

Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, 2023

https://doi.org/10.11647/OBP.0349

William Moorcroft (1872-1945) was one of the most celebrated potters of the early twentieth century. His career extended from the Arts and Crafts movement of the late Victorian age to the Austerity aesthetics of the Second World War. Rejecting mass production and patronised by Royalty, Moorcroft’s work was a synthesis of studio and factory, art and industry. He considered it his vocation to create an everyday art, both functional and decorative, affordable by more than a privileged few: ‘If only the people in the world would concentrate upon making all things beautiful, and if all people concentrated on developing the arts of Peace, what a world it might be,’ he wrote in a letter to his daughter in 1930.

The Linguistic Classification of the Reading Traditions of Biblical Hebrew: A Phyla-and-Waves Model

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Author: Benjamin Paul Kantor

Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, 2023

https://doi.org/10.11647/OBP.0210

In recent decades, the field of Biblical Hebrew philology and linguistics has been witness to a growing interest in the diverse traditions of Biblical Hebrew. Indeed, while there is a tendency for many students and scholars to conceive of Biblical Hebrew as equivalent with the Tiberian pointing of the Leningrad Codex as it appears in Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia (BHS), there are many other important reading traditions attested throughout history.

Mediale Teilhabe: Partizipation zwischen Anspruch und Inanspruchnahme

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Author: Michel Schreiber

Author: Ruth Lang

Author: nate wessalowski

Author: Erich Hörl

Author: Milan Stürmer

Author: Markus Spöhrer

Author: Robert Stock

Author: Isabell Otto

Author: Urs Stäheli

Author: Anne Ganzert

Author: Mathias Denecke

Author: Matthias Drusell

Author: Elke Bippus

Author: Christoph Brunner

Author: Roberto Nigro

Editor: Beate Ochsner

Lüneburg: meson press eG, 2023

https://doi.org/10.14619/2126

Gesellschaftliche, politische und wissenschaftliche Forderungen nach mehr Beteiligung, Zugang und Mitwirkung sind ebenso allgegenwärtig wie spannungsgeladen und durchzogen von Ambivalenzen. Mediale Teilhabe fragt nach den medialen Ermöglichungs- und Austauschprozessen, als deren Effekt Teilhabe/Nicht-Teilhabe entsteht. Entlang der Modalitäten Verschalten, Temporalisieren und Teilhabende Kritik entwickeln die Beiträge einen differenzierten Blick auf Teilhabe im Spannungsfeld von Anspruch und Inanspruchnahme.

Digital Energetics

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Author: Zane Griffin Talley Cooper

Author: Jordan B. Kinder

Author: Cindy Kaiying Lin

Author: Anne Pasek

Lüneburg: meson press eG, 2023

https://doi.org/10.14619/0580

Media and energy require joint theorization as they are bound together across contemporary informational and fossil regimes. Digital Energetics traces the contours of a media analytic of energy and an energy analytic of media across the cultural, environmental, and labor relations they subtend. Focusing specifically on digital operations, its authors analyze how data and energy have jointly modulated the character of data work and politics in a warming world.

Recovering the Radical Promise of Superheroes: Un/Making Worlds

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Author: Ellen Kirkpatrick

Earth, Milky Way: punctum books, 2023

https://doi.org/10.53288/0353.1.00

The Era of Global Risk: An Introduction to Existential Risk Studies

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Editor: SJ Beard

Editor: Martin Rees

Editor: Catherine Richards

Editor: Clarissa Rios Rojas

Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, 2023

https://doi.org/10.11647/OBP.0336

This innovative and comprehensive collection of essays explores the biggest threats facing humanity in the 21st century; threats that cannot be contained or controlled and that have the potential to bring about human extinction and civilization collapse. Bringing together experts from many disciplines, it provides an accessible survey of what we know about these threats, how we can understand them better, and most importantly what can be done to manage them effectively.

Research, Writing, and Creative Process in Open and Distance Education: Tales from the Field

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Editor: Dianne Conrad

Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, 2023

https://doi.org/10.11647/OBP.0356

This collection of reflective essays is a treasure trove of advice, reflection and hard-won experience from experts in the field of open and distance education. Each chapter offers tried-and-tested advice for nascent academic writers, delivered with personal, rich, and wonderful stories of the authors’ careers, their process, their research and their writing, and the struggles and triumphs they have encountered in the course of their careers.

A Relational Realist Vision for Education Policy and Practice

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Author: Basem Adi

Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, 2023

https://doi.org/10.11647/OBP.0327

This volume argues that relational realism can help us to make better educational policy that is more effective in practice. Basem Adi draws on critical realism to thoroughly re-examine fundamental assumptions about how government policymaking works, developing an ontological basis from which to examine existing government approaches and imagine an alternative approach based on a relational realist-informed critical pedagogy.

Rituals for Climate Change: A Crip Struggle for Ecojustice

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Author: Naomi Ortiz

Earth: Milky Way: punctum books, 2023

https://doi.org/10.53288/0451.1.00

Seabirds in the North-East Atlantic: Climate Change Vulnerability and Potential Conservation Actions

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Author: Henry Häkkinen

Author: Silviu O. Petrovan

Author: William J. Sutherland

Author: Nathalie Pettorelli

Author: Nigel G. Taylor

Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, 2023

https://doi.org/10.11647/OBP.0343

This book was produced by the Zoological Society of London and the University of Cambridge with two aims: to assess seabirds’ vulnerability to climate change in the North-East Atlantic, and to identify potential conservation actions that could reduce this vulnerability.

Tall, Slim & Erect: Portraits of the Presidents

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Author: Alex Forman

Introduction by: Ben Ehrenreich

Afterword by: Patric Verrone

Earth, Milky Way: punctum books, 2023

https://doi.org/10.53288/0508.1.00

Digital Transformation: Understanding Business Goals, Risks, Processes, and Decisions

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Author: Love Ekenberg

Author: Cecilia Gullberg

Author: Gunnar Wettergren

Author: Mathias Cöster

Author: Gard Titlestad

Author: Alf Westelius

Author: Mats Danielson

Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, 2023

https://doi.org/10.11647/OBP.0350

Whilst digitisation is far from a new concept, many assume that simply introducing automation and information systems in various forms will be enough to make their organisation’s operations more efficient. This misconception can often lead to disarray and costly mistakes. Digital Transformation: Understanding Business Goals, Risks, Processes, and Decisions shows how to avoid such issues via careful consideration of what an enterprise really needs.

July 2023

Resistant Form: Aristophanes and the Comedy of Crisis

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Author: Mario Telò

Earth, Milky Way: punctum books, 2023

https://doi.org/10.53288/0445.1.00

The Tales

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Author: Jessica Bozek

Introduction by: Sina Queyras

Earth, Milke Way: punctum books, 2023

https://doi.org/10.53288/0507.1.00

Destins de femmes: French Women Writers, 1750-1850

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Author: John Claiborne Isbell

Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, 2023

https://doi.org/10.11647/OBP.0346

Destins de femmes is the first comprehensive overview of French women writers during the turbulent period of 1750-1850. John Isbell provides an essential collection that illuminates the impact women writers had on French literature and politics during a time marked by three revolutions, the influx of Romantic art, and rapid technological change.

Franklin Ford Collection

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Editor: Juliette De Maeyer

Editor: Dominique Trudel

Bethlehem, PA: mediastudies.press, 2023

https://doi.org/10.32376/3f8575cb.80aee30a

The Franklin Ford Collection, curated and introduced by Dominique Trudel and Juliette De Maeyer, includes letters, leaflets, editorials, and treatises by the American journalist Franklin Ford (1849–1918).

Flow: FicSci 01

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Editor: Mehita Iqani

Editor: Wamuwi Mbao

South Africa: African Minds, 2023

https://doi.org/10.47622/9781928502739

Open Book in Ways of Water

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Author: Adam Wolfond

Preface by: Erin Manning

Earth, Milky Way: punctum books, 2023

https://doi.org/10.53288/0454.1.00

Folktales of Mayotte, an African Island

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Author: Lee Haring

Foreword by: Mark Turin

Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, 2023

https://doi.org/10.11647/OBP.0315

The book uncovers the versatility and literary skills of oral narrators in a small African island. Relying on the researches of three French ethnographers who interviewed storytellers in the 1970s-80s, Lee Haring shows a once-colonised people using verbal art to preserve ancient values in the postcolonial world, when the island of Mayotte was transforming itself from a neglected colony to an overseas department of France.

Breaking Conventions: Five Couples in Search of Marriage-Career Balance at the Turn of the Nineteenth Century

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Author: Patricia Auspos

Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, 2023

https://doi.org/10.11647/OBP.0318

This rich history illuminates the lives and partnerships of five married couples – two British, three American – whose unions defied the conventions of their time and anticipated social changes that were to come in the ensuing century. In all five marriages, both husband and wife enjoyed thriving professional lives: a shocking circumstance at a time when wealthy white married women were not supposed to have careers, and career women were not supposed to marry.

Algorithmic Authenticity: An Overview

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Author: Anthony Glyn Burton

Author: Wendy Hui Kyong Chun

Author: Liliana Bounegru

Author: Melody Devries

Author: Amy Harris

Author: hannah holtzclaw

Author: Ioana B. Jucan

Author: Alexandra Juhasz

Author: D.W. Kamish

Author: Ganaele Langlois

Author: Jasmine Proctor

Author: Christine Tomlinson

Author: Roopa Vasudevan

Author: Esther Weltevrede

Lüneburg: meson press eG, 2023

https://doi.org/10.14619/2102

What makes information feel true or compelling in our contemporary digital societies? This book brings together different disciplinary understandings of “authenticity” in order to find alternative ways to approach mis- and disinformation that go beyond contemporary fact-checking and its search for the “authentic” truth. Patterned under the algorithmic flows of digital capitalism, authenticity itself is subject to variation, iteration, and outside influence. Linking cross-disciplinary research on the history and practices of algorithmic authenticity points to new research questions to understand the impact of algorithmic authenticity on social life and its role in contemporary information disorder.

Having Too Much: Philosophical Essays on Limitarianism

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Editor: Ingrid Robeyns

Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, 2023

https://doi.org/10.11647/OBP.0338

Having Too Much is the first academic volume devoted to limitarianism: the idea that the use of economic or ecosystem resources should not exceed certain limits. This concept has deep roots in economic and political thought. One can find similar statements of such limits in thinkers such as Plato, Aquinas, and Spinoza. But Having Too Much is the first time in contemporary political philosophy that limitarianism is explored at length and in detail.

From Handwriting to Footprinting: Text and Heritage in the Age of Climate Crisis

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Author: Anne Baillot

Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, 2023

https://doi.org/10.11647/OBP.0355

Integrating historical, archival and environmental perspectives, From Handwriting to Footprinting illuminates the impact that digitisation has had on the dissemination and preservation of textual heritage and reflects on what its future may hold. It is invaluable reading for anyone interested in textual history from a linguistic or philological perspective, as well as those working on publishing, archival and infrastructure projects that require the storing and long-term preservation of texts, or who want to know how to develop a more mindful attachment to digitised material.

June 2023

Post-Cinematic Bodies

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Author: Shane Denson

Lüneburg: meson press eG, 2023

https://doi.org/10.14619/0436

How is human embodiment transformed in an age of algorithms? How do post-cinematic media technologies such as AI, VR, and robotics target and re-shape our bodies? Post-Cinematic Bodies grapples with these questions by attending both to mundane devices—such as smartphones, networked exercise machines, and smart watches and other wearables equipped with heartrate sensors—as well as to new media artworks that rework such equipment to reveal to us the ways that our fleshly existences are increasingly up for grabs. Through an equally philosophical and interpretive analysis, the book aims to develop a new aesthetics of embodied experience that is attuned to a new age of predictive technology and metabolic capitalism.

Dotawo: A Journal of Nubian Studies 8: War in the Sudan

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Editor: Henriette Hafsaas

Earth, Milky Way: punctum books, 2023

https://doi.org/10.53288/0515.1.00

Models in Microeconomic Theory: Expanded Second Edition (She)

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Author: Martin J. Osborne

Author: Ariel Rubinstein

Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, 2023

https://doi.org/10.11647/OBP.0361

Models in Microeconomic Theory covers basic models in current microeconomic theory. Part I (Chapters 1-7) presents models of an economic agent, discussing abstract models of preferences, choice, and decision making under uncertainty, before turning to models of the consumer, the producer, and monopoly. Part II (Chapters 8-14) introduces the concept of equilibrium, beginning, unconventionally, with the models of the jungle and an economy with indivisible goods, and continuing with models of an exchange economy, equilibrium with rational expectations, and an economy with asymmetric information. Part III (Chapters 15-16) provides an introduction to game theory, covering strategic and extensive games and the concepts of Nash equilibrium and subgame perfect equilibrium. Part IV (Chapters 17-20) gives a taste of the topics of mechanism design, matching, the axiomatic analysis of economic systems, and social choice.

For Palestine: Essays from the Tom Hurndall Memorial Lecture Group

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Editor: Ian Parker

Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, 2023

https://doi.org/10.11647/OBP.0345

This book is a collection of lectures written by reputable scholars who offer diverse perspectives on the historical, political and cultural struggles in Palestine. Encompassed in the pages are sixteen chapters produced for the Tom Hurndall Memorial Lecture Group. Unlike predecessors of this topic, this book offers a thought-provoking and comprehensive analysis of Palestine, including architectural, cultural, legal, sociological, and psychological questions, providing a larger scope of study that has not yet been done before. Ultimately, this book explores oppression in Palestine and beyond in the Middle East.

Models in Microeconomic Theory: Expanded Second Edition (He)

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Author: Martin J. Osborne

Author: Ariel Rubinstein

Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, 2023

https://doi.org/10.11647/OBP.0362

Models in Microeconomic Theory covers basic models in current microeconomic theory. Part I (Chapters 1-7) presents models of an economic agent, discussing abstract models of preferences, choice, and decision making under uncertainty, before turning to models of the consumer, the producer, and monopoly. Part II (Chapters 8-14) introduces the concept of equilibrium, beginning, unconventionally, with the models of the jungle and an economy with indivisible goods, and continuing with models of an exchange economy, equilibrium with rational expectations, and an economy with asymmetric information. Part III (Chapters 15-16) provides an introduction to game theory, covering strategic and extensive games and the concepts of Nash equilibrium and subgame perfect equilibrium. Part IV (Chapters 17-20) gives a taste of the topics of mechanism design, matching, the axiomatic analysis of economic systems, and social choice.

Lamma: A Journal of Libyan Studies 2

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Editor: Adam Benkato

Editor: Amina Zarrugh

Editor: Leila Tayeb

Earth, Milky Way: punctum books, 2023

https://doi.org/10.53288/0504.1.00

Decolonial Ecologies: The Reinvention of Natural History in Latin American Art

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Author: Joanna Page

Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, 2023

https://doi.org/10.11647/OBP.0339

In Decolonial Ecologies: The Reinvention of Natural History in Latin American Art, Joanna Page illuminates the ways in which contemporary artists in Latin America are reinventing historical methods of collecting, organizing, and displaying nature in order to develop new aesthetic and political perspectives on the past and the present.

Play in a Covid Frame: Everyday Pandemic Creativity in a Time of Isolation

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Editor: Julia Bishop

Editor: Anna Beresin

Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, 2023

https://doi.org/10.11647/OBP.0326

During the international coronavirus lockdowns of 2020–2021, millions of children, youth, and adults found their usual play areas out of bounds and their friends out of reach. How did the pandemic restrict everyday play and how did the pandemic offer new spaces and new content? This unique collection of essays documents the ways in which communities around the world harnessed play within the limiting frame of Covid-19.

The(y)ology: Mythopoetics for Queer/Trans Liberation

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Author: Max Yeshaye Brumberg-Kraus

Earth, Milky Way: punctum books, 2023

https://doi.org/10.53288/0385.1.00

May 2023

Irradiated Cities

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Author: Mariko Nagai

Earth, Milky Way: punctum books, 2023

https://doi.org/10.53288/0502.1.00

Living with Monsters: Ethnographic Fiction about Real Monsters

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Editor: Ilana Gershon

Editor: Yasmine Musharbash

Earth, Milky Way: punctum books, 2023

https://doi.org/10.53288/0361.1.00

Migrant Academics’ Narratives of Precarity and Resilience in Europe

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Editor: Olga Burlyuk

Editor: Ladan Rahbari

Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, 2023

https://doi.org/10.11647/OBP.0331

This volume consists of narratives of migrant academics from the Global South within academia in the Global North. The autobiographic and autoethnographic contributions to this collection aim to decolonise the discourse around academic mobility by highlighting experiences of precarity, resilience, care and solidarity in the academic margins.

An Introduction to Andalusi Hebrew Metrics

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Author: José Martínez Delgado

Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, 2023

https://doi.org/10.11647/OBP.0351

Delgado presents his view of Andalusi Hebrew metrics, as encountered in medieval manuals of Arabic and Hebrew metrics and scattered notes in the works of Andalusi Hebrew philologists. Whilst twentieth-century scholars spoke about the adaptation of Arabic metrics to Hebrew, he instead approaches these compositions by Andalusi Jews (10th-13th c.) as Arabic metrics written in Hebrew, thus emphasising how Hebrew poetry of the Andalusi Jews can help us to understand the general evolution of Arabic strophic poetry, and its experimental evolution, which is quite unlike classical and strophic Arabic poetry.

The Last Man Who Knew Everything: Thomas Young

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Author: Andrew Robinson

Foreword by: Martin Rees

Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, 2023

https://doi.org/10.11647/OBP.0344

No one has given the polymath Thomas Young (1773-1829) the all-round examination he so richly deserves—until now. Celebrated biographer Andrew Robinson portrays a man who solved mystery after mystery in the face of ridicule and rejection, and never sought fame.

Social and Intellectual Networking in the Early Middle Ages

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Editor: Michael J. Kelly

Editor: K. Patrick Fazioli

Earth, Milky Way: punctum books, 2023

https://doi.org/10.53288/0374.1.00

April 2023

all except you

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Author: Roland Barthes

Translator: Joe Milutis

Earth: Milky Way: punctum books, 2023

https://doi.org/10.53288/0444.1.00