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Labour Migration in Malaysia and Spain: Markets, Citizenship and Rights (Amsterdam University Press - IMISCOE Research)

Labour Migration in Malaysia and Spain: Markets, Citizenship and Rights (Amsterdam University Press - IMISCOE Research) by Blanca Garces-Mascarenas
English | June 15, 2012 | ISBN: 9089642862 | 258 Pages | PDF | 3 MB

This study confronts the double paradox of state-regulated labor migration: while markets benefit from open borders that allow them to meet the demand for migrant workers, the boundaries of citizenship impose a degree of limitation on cross-border migration.

University Presses Ebook Pack  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by stephan89 at Nov. 10, 2015
University Presses Ebook Pack

University Presses Ebook Pack
English | 450 Files | PDF | 1.9 Gb

Here we go again. Some high-quality academic ebooks from reputable university presses, nicely sorted.
The Ruby in the Dust: Poetry and History of the Indian Padmâvat by Sufi Poet Muhammad Jâyasî (AUP - Leiden University Press)

The Ruby in the Dust: Poetry and History of the Indian Padmâvat by Sufi Poet Muhammad Jâyasî (AUP - Leiden University Press) by Thomas de Bruijn
English | Aug. 15, 2013 | ISBN: 9087281129 | 373 Pages | PDF | 3 MB

The epic poem Padmâvat, written in 1540 by the Indian Muslim poet Muhammad Jâyasî, has often been read through the lens of contemporary Hindu and Muslim identity. But Thomas de Bruijn rejects the projection of modern notions of national and religious culture onto the poem, and instead looks to Jâyasî’s own time to find insight into the work.
The Twilight of the Avant-Garde: Spanish Poetry 1980-2000 (Liverpool University Press - Contemporary French & Francophone Cultu

The Twilight of the Avant-Garde: Spanish Poetry 1980-2000 (Liverpool University Press - Contemporary French & Francophone Cultures) by Jonathan Mayhew
English | May 1, 2009 | ISBN: 1846311837 | 179 Pages | PDF | 2 MB

Twilight of the Avant-Garde: Spanish Poetry 1980-2000 addresses the central problem of contemporary Spanish poetry: the attempt to preserve the scope and ambitiousness of modernist poetry at the end of the twentieth century. Jonathan Mayhew first offers a critical analysis of the called 'poetry of experience' of Luis García Montero, a tendency that is based on the supposed obsolescence of the modernist poetics of the first half of the century. While the 'poetry of experience' presents itself as a progressive attempt to 'normalise' poetry, to make it accessible to the common reader, Mayhew views it as a reactionary move that ultimately reduces poetry to the status of a minor genre.
After the Break: Television Theory Today (Amsterdam University Press - Televisual Culture)

After the Break: Television Theory Today (Amsterdam University Press - Televisual Culture) by Marijke de Valck
English | Aug. 15, 2013 | ISBN: 9089645225 | 204 Pages | PDF | 3 MB

Television is evolving rapidly. How, then, might we respond to television today in light of its past? And do the old theoretical concepts still apply, or must we invent a new framework for this mutable medium? To answer these fundamental questions, the contributors to this provocative collection examine diverse case studies, including up-to-date scholarship on the current television zeitgeist, nostalgic programming on broadcast television, YouTube, and public television art programming of the 1980s.
Paris-Amsterdam Underground: Essays on Cultural Resistance, Subversion, and Diversion (Amsterdam University Press - Cities and

Paris-Amsterdam Underground: Essays on Cultural Resistance, Subversion, and Diversion (Amsterdam University Press - Cities and Culture) by Christoph Lindner
English | June 15, 2013 | ISBN: 9089645055 | 198 Pages | PDF | 5 MB

The postwar histories of Paris and Amsterdam have been significantly defined by the notion of the “underground” as both a material and metaphorical space.
Post-colonial Immigrants and Identity Formations in the Netherlands (Amsterdam University Press - IMISCOE Research)

Post-colonial Immigrants and Identity Formations in the Netherlands (Amsterdam University Press - IMISCOE Research) by Ulbe Bosma
English | Aug. 15, 2013 | ISBN: 9089644547 | 252 Pages | PDF | 2 MB

In this book Ulbe Bosma explores the experience of immigrants in the Netherlands over sixty years and three generations. Looking at migrants from all countries, Bosma teases out how their ethnic identities are informed by Dutch culture, and how these immigrant identities evolve over time.
Figuring the Past: Period Film and the Mannerist Aesthetic (Amsterdam University Press - Film Culture in Transition)

Figuring the Past: Period Film and the Mannerist Aesthetic (Amsterdam University Press - Film Culture in Transition) by Belen Vidal
English | Dec. 15, 2012 | ISBN: 9089642811 | 257 Pages | PDF | 2 MB

This innovative analysis of period film presents a new way to examine the ways in which contemporary cinema recreates the historical past. Exploring the relationship between visual motifs and cultural representation, Figuring the Past is a selection of detailed case studies that explore three key figures—the house, the tableau, and the letter.
Towards Marine Ecosystem-Based Management in the Wider Caribbean (Amsterdam University Press - MARE Publication Series)

Towards Marine Ecosystem-Based Management in the Wider Caribbean (Amsterdam University Press - MARE Publication Series) by Lucia Fanning
English | Nov. 15, 2011 | ISBN: 9089642420 | 426 Pages | PDF | 9 MB

In order to ensure sustainable use of their shared marine resources, the nations of the West Caribbean Region must adopt an approach that encompasses both the human and natural dimensions of ecosystems.
Jean Desmet and the Early Dutch Film Trade (Amsterdam University Press - Film Culture in Transition)

Jean Desmet and the Early Dutch Film Trade (Amsterdam University Press - Film Culture in Transition) by Ivo Blom
English | Feb. 1, 2003 | ISBN: 9053565701 9053564632 | 475 Pages | PDF | 4 MB

The Netherlands Film Museum's Desmet Collection contains the estate of Dutch cinema owner and film distributor Jean Desmet (1875-1956): almost nine hundred European and American films of all genres, a collection of publicity material, and a massive business archive.