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  • Par-delà le sourire thaï et le waï plein de grâce, s'étend un paysage ravagé par la violence, un monde où le fait de perdre la face et le jeu des rivalités entraînent presque toujours une issue fatale, où aucun présage n'annonce le danger qui, la plupart du temps, est invisible, voire inimaginable. Survolez au grand jour la surface de Bangkok, et le monde du noir vous semblera à des années-lumière. Cette surface est raffinée, agréable et amusante. Mais creusez plus profondément, et le paradis tropical cédera la place à un purgatoire froid et enténébré, peuplé d'âmes en peine - des âmes échouées, cabossées et ostracisées. Les durs à cuire, les flics honnêtes comme les véreux, les ratés, les tourmentés, les petites gens comme les plus puissants, les transsexuels et les épouses secondaires, les expatriés et les créatures de l'au-delà, tous trouvent leur place dans Bangkok Noir. Mais le coeur de ce recueil, ce sont les doutes existentiels qui rongent les personnages.

  • À l'occasion du procès des Khmers rouges qui va commencer à Phnom Penh, Sam Rith renoue contact avec Tony Collins, un correspondant de guerre américain avec qui il s'était lié d'amitié trente ans auparavant. Alors réfugié dans un camp en Thaïlande, cet adolescent, déjà ex-enfant-soldat de l'Angkar et ex-cannibale, devra encore connaître la prison aux États-Unis, où il avait été adopté, avant d'être renvoyé au Cambodge. Sam, qui fait ce qu'il a toujours su faire, survivre dans un milieu hostile et vaincre le sort, entame un nouveau chapitre de sa vie comme interprète pour la presse internationale et comme témoin des horreurs de la guerre. Dans « Retrouvailles », l'amitié, l'instinct de survie, le désespoir, le hasard, l'imposture et un passé qui ne meurt jamais se télescopent dans la quête de deux hommes qui recherchent la rédemption, dans un pays qui ne sait se décider entre le devoir de justice et la préférence pour la paix.
    Originaire du Canada, Christopher G. Moore est un écrivain et éditeur établi à Bangkok depuis 1988. Il est l'auteur de la série de romans policiers « Vincent Calvino » ainsi que de la trilogie « Land of Smiles » qui ont reçu plusieurs récompenses internationales. Traduit en une douzaine de langues, Christopher est aussi l'instigateur du recueil « Bangkok Noir » paru en français aux éditions Gope. Nouvelle traduction.

  • The Fourth Edition of a seminal work in the field of mediation and conflict resolution For almost thirty years, conflict resolution practitioners, faculty, and students have depended on The Mediation Process as the all-inclusive guide to the discipline. The most comprehensive book written on mediation, this text is perfect for new and experienced conflict managers working in any area of dispute resolution-family, community, employment, business, environmental, public policy multicultural, or international. This is the expert's guide, and the Fourth Edition has been expanded and revised to keep pace with developments in the field. It includes new resources that will promote excellence in mediation and help disputants reach durable agreements and enhance their working relationships. Includes expanded information on the latest approaches for providing mediation assistance Features comprehensive guidelines for selecting the right strategy for both common and unique problems Utilizes updated, contemporary case studies of all types of disputes Offers expanded coverage of the growing field and practice of intercultural and international mediation

  • The definitive and first major text on personas in contemporary culture Modern social media and communication technologies have reshaped our identities and transformed contemporary culture, revealing an expanded and intensified reforming of our collective online behavior. Billions of people worldwide are increasingly engaged in the production, presentation, and modification of their public selves-curating personas through various social media and fundamentally altering how we interact in the twenty-first century. The study of persona is essential to understanding contemporary culture, yet literature in this emerging field is scarce. Filling a gap in current knowledge, Persona Studies: An Introduction is the first major work to examine the construction, delivery, and curation of public identities in contemporary online culture.  This timely book helps readers navigate the changing cultural landscape while laying the groundwork for further research and application of persona studies. Three case studies are included-examining personas of the artist, gamer, and professional­-to illustrate how personas continue to transform identity and reshape contemporary culture. From the historical precursors of the current iteration of persona to emerging configurations of public self, this unique work offers readers a broad introduction to the evolving theories and concepts of how persona defines the contemporary condition and its relation to technology and collective identity. To summarize, the book: Analyzes how identities linked to data are cultivated, curated and mined for various purposes Discusses the mediated blending of media and different types of interpersonal communication Explores tools for the investigation and analysis of persona, including Prosopographic field studies and information visualization Translates new research, concept, theories, methods, and approaches into clear case studies and applications Examines the personalization of public, private, and intimate information in the building of new personas Persona Studies: An Introduction is an innovative resource for students, academics, researchers, and professionals in fields covering digital and social media, technology and culture, mass media and communications, social and media psychology and sociology, and professional studies.

  • Praise for Handbook of Global and Multicultural Negotiation "In today's globalized world, few competencies are as essential as the ability to negotiate across cultures. In this insightful and practical book, Chris Moore and Peter Woodrow draw on their extensive global experience to help us understand the intricacies of seeking to reach intercultural agreements and show us how to get to a wise yes. I recommend it highly!" William Ury coauthor, Getting to Yes, and author, The Power of a Positive No "Rich in the experience of the authors and the lessons they share, we learn that culture is more than our clothing, rituals, and food. It is the way we arrange time, space, language, manners, and meaning. This book teaches us to understand our own culture so we are open to the other and gives us practical strategies to coordinate our cultural approaches to negotiations and reach sustainable agreements." Meg Taylor compliance advisor/ombudsman of the World Bank Group and former ambassador of Papua New Guinea to the United States of America and Mexico "In a globalized multicultural world, everyone from the president of the United States to the leaders of the Taliban, from the CEO of Mittal Steel to the steelworkers in South Africa, needs to read this book. Chris Moore and Peter Woodrow have used their global experience and invented the definitive tool for communication in the twenty-first century!" Vasu Gounden founder and executive director, ACCORD, South Africa "Filled with practical advice and informed by sound research, the Handbook of Global and Multicultural Negotiation brings into one location an extraordinary and comprehensive set of resources for navigating conflict and negotiation in our multicultural world. More important, the authors speak from decades of experience, providing the best book on the topic to date-a gift to scholars and practitioners alike." John Paul Lederach Professor of International Peacebuilding, Kroc Institute, University of Notre Dame

  • This book combines an authoritative examination of the field of discourse-based research with practical guidance on research design and development. The book is not prescriptive but instead invites expansive, innovative thinking about what discourse is, why it matters to people at particular sites and how it can be investigated. The authors identify a set of questions that, they argue, are crucial for understanding discourse. Part I of the book explores the implications of these questions, providing a comprehensive survey of relevant scholars, theories, concepts and methodologies. Part II addresses these implications, setting out a multi-perspectival approach to resourcing and integrating micro and macro perspectives in the description, interpretation and explanation of data. Part III offers wide-ranging resources to support further reflection and future research. Ultimately, this book offers a new research approach for students, researchers and practitioners in Applied Linguistics to encourage and support research that can be truly impactful through its relevance to social and professional practice.

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