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Books of the month

Edited by Barbara Kunz, Stephan Martens, Hans Stark
L'Allemagne sur la scène internationale
En quête de stabilité dans un monde qui change
Espaces politiques
In a Europe of multi-crises, weakened by the Brexit, the fragility of the Euro zone, rising populism, the pressure of migration, Islamist terrorism and the unpredictable nature of Russian foreign policy, Germany is more than ever a key element for stability. It is therefore not as in the past the "German question" that threatens European cohesion..
Dominique Soulès
Perspectives
Antoine Volodine relates with both a narrative power and a singular relationship to history which are no longer a mystery. However, his language - which has never been extensively studied - is little known.
Edited by Gwénola Sebaux
Histoire et civilisations
The intensification and the amplitude of international migration at the dawn of the 21st century pose new challenges for Europe. At the heart of a migratory system on an unprecedented scale, it must urgently adopt a visionary strategy in order to reforge or restore its coherence. Prerequisite condition: the knowledge of its recent migration past.
Edited by Eric Marlière, Carine Guérandel
Le regard sociologique
Political speeches and the media are full of clichés and stereotypes about young people from poor suburban neighborhood. Contrary to those unsubtle constructions, this book focuses on girls and boys sociability in order to restore their day-to-day complex reality.
Edited by Emmanuelle Aurenche-Beau, Marcel Boldorf, Ralf Zschachlitz
RDA : Culture - critique - crise
Nouveaux regards sur l'Allemagne de l'Est
Mondes germaniques
25 years ago, the German Democratic Republic disappeared as a state but what does remain of its heritage ? Specialized scholars will try to answer the question in the triple perspective of « crisis – culture – critique ».
Edited by Yankel Fijalkow
Dire la ville c'est faire la ville
La performativité des discours sur l'espace urbain
Environnement et société
Official discourses, marketing narratives, civic arguments, ideologies, theories and doctrines affect the production and the transformation of urban space. Introduced by Sharon Zukin, this collective work shows how the discourses of the users, the decision-makers and the designers of the city portray everyday town planning. They make the past and..
Lille 1 Lille 2 Lille 3 Université du littoral, côte d'Opale Université Valenciennes Hainaut Cambrésis Université Catholique de Lille