LINGUIST List 31.2583

Fri Aug 14 2020

Books: Multilingual Online Academic Collaborations as Resistance: Fassetta, Al-Masri, Phipps (eds.)

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Date: 11-Aug-2020
From: Flo McClelland <flomultilingual-matters.com>
Subject: Multilingual Online Academic Collaborations as Resistance: Fassetta, Al-Masri, Phipps (eds.)
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Title: Multilingual Online Academic Collaborations as Resistance
Subtitle: Crossing Impassable Borders
Series Title: Researching Multilingually
Published: 2020
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
                http://www.multilingual-matters.com/

Book URL: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?isb=9781788929585

Editor: Giovanna Fassetta
Editor: Nazmi Al-Masri
Editor: Alison Phipps
Hardback: ISBN: 9781788929592 Pages: 224 Price: U.S. $ 139.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9781788929592 Pages: 224 Price: U.K. £ 99.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781788929585 Pages: 224 Price: U.S. $ 39.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781788929585 Pages: 224 Price: U.K. £ 29.95
Abstract:

This book details online academic collaborations between universities in Europe, the USA and Palestine. The chapters recount the challenges and successes of online collaborations which promote academic connections and conversations with the Gaza Strip, despite a continuing blockade imposed on Gaza since 2007, and forge relationships between individuals, institutions and cultures. The chapters examine, from different perspectives, what happens when languages and the internet facilitate encounters, and the fundamental importance this has as a form of defiance and of resistance to the physical confinement experienced by Palestinian academics, students and the general population of Gaza. They highlight the limitations of multilingual and intercultural encounters when they are deprived of the sensory proximity of face-to-face situations and what is lost in the translation of languages, practices and experiences from the ‘real’ to the ‘virtual’ world.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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