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Wishtree (Special Edition)

Wishtree (Special Edition)
A Book

by Katherine Applegate

  • Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
  • Release : 2019-01-08
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1250246067
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A special edition for adults of Katherine Applegate's New York Times-bestselling novel about an oak tree and a crow who help their neighbors embrace their differences. Trees can't tell jokes, but they can certainly tell stories. . . . Red is an oak tree who is many rings old. Red is the neighborhood "wishtree"—people write their wishes on pieces of cloth and tie them to Red's branches. Along with a crow named Bongo and other animals who seek refuge in Red's hollows, this wishtree watches over the neighborhood. When a new family moves in, not everyone is welcoming, and Red's experience as a wishtree is more important than ever. With a message of inclusion for dreamers and welcomers, this is a book for our lives and times. "A beautifully written, morally bracing story that will leave its imprint on a reader of any age." —The New York Times Book Review

The Wish Tree

The Wish Tree
A Book

by Kyo Maclear

  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Release : 2016-09-27
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN : 1452156867
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In winter Charles and his trusty toboggan set out to find the wish tree, and along the way he helps to make the wishes of his friends Squirrel, Fox, and Beaver come true.

The Wish-Tree

The Wish-Tree
A Book

by John Ciardi

  • Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
  • Release : 2015-04-07
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 0486803996
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A little boy who's about to turn six years old is thinking about cake and toys and the best birthday gift of all, a puppy. Daddy tells him to look for a Wish-Tree, on the bark of which is engraved TAKECAREOFYOURWISH. The boy falls asleep as he ponders his father's advice, and he dreams of a Wish-Tree, with a trunk as big as a house and so tall that the sky had to bump up to get over the top of it. A remarkable adventure follows, involving the limitless nature of wishing and responsibility. Written by the noted teacher and poet John Ciardi, this fanciful tale is filled with inventive, dreamlike drawings by Louis S. Glanzman, illustrator of the Pippi Longstocking books.

Student Agency in the Classroom

Student Agency in the Classroom
Honoring Student Voice in the Curriculum

by Margaret Vaughn

  • Publisher : Teachers College Press
  • Release : 2021-08
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 0807765686
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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While student agency is considered an important aspect of classroom learning, opportunities to support and promote agency can be easily missed. This book addresses the inner dimensions of student agency to show what it is, why it is needed, and how it can be translated into instructional practices. In Part I, Locating Student Agency, Vaughn offers a model of agency that can become a core remedy for educators looking for new and better ways to support the learning of historically marginalized students. Part II, Growing Student Agency, illuminates opportunities during instruction where teachers can build upon student contributions. The book includes the voices of teachers who have transformed their classrooms, as well as compelling case stories rich with ideas that teachers can adopt in their own instruction. Student Agency in the Classroom will provide educators at every level, and across all disciplines, with the underlying research and theoretical rationale for this key educational force, along with the practical means to incorporate it into instruction and curriculum. Book Features: A comprehensive framework that outlines three core dimensions needed to cultivate student agency: dispositional, motivational, and positional. Detailed strategies and ideas for creating a culture of agency in the classroom and schoolwide. A collaborative way of thinking about how teachers, teacher educators, and school leaders can promote and cultivate agency. The author's experience as a classroom teacher, professional developer, and researcher. Classroom vignettes, teacher interviews, and conversations with students. Extension sections and discussion questions at the end of each chapter.

Art in Detroit Public Places

Art in Detroit Public Places
A Book

by Dennis Alan Nawrocki

  • Publisher : Wayne State University Press
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN : 9780814333785
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Detroit area is home to numerous significant works of public art in its parks, libraries, schools, and hospitals. This new and updated edition of a classic guidebook considers over 150 pieces organized by section into six geographical districts of metropolitan Detroit. Each of these sections is accompanied by a comprehensive street map for easy planning of walking or driving tours, and the artworks in it are presented with individual descriptive histories and photographs. With our artistic and architectural heritage always under threat from new development and sprawl, Art in Detroit Public Places showcases the rich tradition of public art already in our community and also raises awareness of the need for its preservation. The vast collection of public art in metropolitan Detroit includes works by such important national and international figures as Alexander Calder, Gutzon Borglum, Sam Gilliam, Robert Graham, Carl Milles, Louise Nevelson, Isamu Noguchi, and Auguste Rodin, as well as fine pieces by many noteworthy area artists. City founders, corporations, commercial developers, and private citizens have all contributed to this rich legacy, and many of the newly built public spaces in the area have been enlivened with artwork in recent years. This new and updated version of Art in Detroit Public Places adds more than thirty works to those considered in the previous edition, including Babcock and Ernstberger's Monroe and Woodward Monument Markers in the city's Campus Martius Park and Barr and De Giusti's Transcending in Hart Plaza. As downtown Detroit and the surrounding areas continue to evolve and grow, Art in Detroit Public Places serves as a record of public art already in existence and a fitting justification for its protection. Art and architecture enthusiasts, along with anyone interested in the cityscape of Detroit, will enjoy this useful volume.

Yesterday Crumb and the Storm in a Teacup

Yesterday Crumb and the Storm in a Teacup
Book 1

by Andy Sagar

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2022-03-17
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 1510109501
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The first in a new fantasy series for readers aged 8-12, about a girl with fox ears who has never fitted in. With adventure and magic in every teacup, this is perfect for fans of The Strangeworlds Travel Agency and Starfell. Yesterday Crumb is no ordinary girl. She was born with fox ears that have cursed her to a lonely life working in the circus and her origins are a complete mystery. But she is about to escape into the adventure of a lifetime when she learns that she's a strangeling who's lost her magic. Taken in by Miss Dumpling the flamboyant Tea Witch, Yesterday is introduced to a magical, walking teashop filled with fantastical customers, a flying teapot turtle called Pascal and powerful spells in every teacup! Yesterday starts to rediscover her magic and to feel a sense of belonging. But a mysterious figure of darkness is working hard to ensure her new life comes crashing down - and it all starts with a deadly shard of ice in Yesterday's heart... But there's nothing that can't be solved with a pot of tea, a slice of cake and a BIG dash of magic!

The End of the Chinese Dream

The End of the Chinese Dream
Why Chinese People Fear the Future

by Gerard Lemos

  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 2012-07-30
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 030017747X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Glossy television images of happy, industrious, and increasingly prosperous workers show a bright view of life in twenty-first-century China. But behind the officially approved story is a different reality. Preparing this book Gerard Lemos asked hundreds of Chinese men and women living in Chongqing, an industrial mega-city, about their wishes and fears. The lives they describe expose the myth of China's harmonious society. Hundreds of millions of everyday people in China are beleaguered by immense social and health problems as well as personal, family, and financial anxieties--while they watch their communities and traditions being destroyed.Lemos investigates a China beyond the foreigners' beaten track. This is a revealing account of the thoughts and feelings of Chinese people regarding all facets of their lives, from education to health care, unemployment to old age, politics to wealth. Taken together, the stories of these men and women bring to light a broken society, one whose people are frustrated, angry, sad, and often fearful about the circumstances of their lives. The author considers the implications of these findings and analyzes how China's community and social problems threaten the ambitious nation's hopes for a prosperous and cohesive future. Lemos explains why protests will continue and a divided and self-serving leadership will not make people's dreams come true.

Wishtree

Wishtree
A Book

by Katherine Applegate

  • Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
  • Release : 2017-09-26
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 1250143039
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The New York Times-bestselling story of kindness, friendship, and hope. Trees can't tell jokes, but they can certainly tell stories. . . . Red is an oak tree who is many rings old. Red is the neighborhood "wishtree"—people write their wishes on pieces of cloth and tie them to Red's branches. Along with a crow named Bongo and other animals who seek refuge in Red's hollows, this wishtree watches over the neighborhood. You might say Red has seen it all. Until a new family moves in. Not everyone is welcoming, and Red's experience as a wishtree is more important than ever. Funny, deep, warm, and nuanced, this is Katherine Applegate at her very best—writing from the heart, and from a completely unexpected point of view. This book has Common Core connections.

Mysticism in India

Mysticism in India
The Poet-Saints of Maharashtra

by Ramchandra Dattatraya Ranade

  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release : 1983-01-01
  • Pages : 494
  • ISBN : 9780873956697
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Mysticism in India is a complete and informative description of the teachings, works, and lives of the great poet-saints of Maharashtra written by a scholar and professor who was also a mystic. Jnaneshwar, Namadev, Tukaram, Eknath, Ramdas, and the other saints discussed belonged to the great devotional religious movement that spread through medieval India. With the exception of Ramdas, they all belonged to the tradition of the Varkaris, the most popular sect in contemporary Maharashtra. Their compositions exemplify the universality of their faith and practice, and are recognized as literary treasures. Ranade was primarily interested in the poet-saints as mystics--teachers of the perennial philosophy--whose experiences have general metaphysical and religious implications. At the heart of his classic is a comprehensive, objective presentation of the thought of these saints, augmented by a deep appreciation of their value and relevance to present-day scholars and seekers. Mysticism in India is the only major study in English of medieval Indian religious literature. The book's enduring value has been enhanced by the addition of a foreword by a scholar currently working in Marathi literature, and a preface by a present-day poet-saint of Maharashtra.

Mysticism in Maharashtra

Mysticism in Maharashtra
Indian Mysticism

by R. D. Ranade

  • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
  • Release : 1982
  • Pages : 543
  • ISBN : 9788120805767
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"This book analyses and evaluates the mystical trends observable in the writings of mystics in Medieval India with particular emphasis on the mystics of Maharashtra. We get a fair idea of the spiritual heaven introduced into Indian thought by the writers such as Ramananda, Kabir, Gauranga, Jnanesvara, Namadeva, Ekanatha, Tukarama, Ramadasa and others. The list exhausts all types of mysticism that are known to exist. The book is rather a study of comparative mysticism and it draws striking parallelism between the mystics of Maharashtra and the Western mystics like Plotinus, Eckhart, Dante and others."

Methodology for Assessment of Medical IT-based Systems

Methodology for Assessment of Medical IT-based Systems
In an Organisational Context

by Jytte Brender

  • Publisher : IOS Press
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 295
  • ISBN : 9789051993370
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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10.2 The Role and Contents of the URD in an Assessment Perspective -- 10.3 The Enterprise Model -- 10.4 The Normative Model -- 10.5 Assessment of the User Requirements Document -- 10.6 Discussion -- 11 Dynamic Aspects of the Assessment Methodology -- 11.1 Dynamic Aspects of IT-Development and Application -- 11.2 Adaptation of Frames of Reference for Assessment Activities -- 11.3 Feed-forward Loops -- 11.4 Support of Context Dependent Assessment -- 11.5 Conclusion -- 12 The Dynamic Assessment Methodology -- 12.1 Philosophy -- 12.2 Application Area -- 12.3 Operationalisation of the Methodology -- 12.4 Applicable Methods -- 12.5 Summary -- 13 Discussion -- 13.1 Discussion of Fulfilment of Objective for the 4th Goal -- 13.2 Conclusion of the Study -- References -- Appendix 1: Vocabulary -- Appendix 2: Abbreviations & Acronyms -- Appendix 3: KAVAS's & ISAR's Evaluation Methodology -- Appendix 4: Methodology for Assessment of Functionality -- Appendix 5: Experimental Observations: Functionality Assessment -- Appendix 6: Experimental Observations: LFA -- Appendix 7: Causal Analysis of Experimental Observations -- Appendix 8: Method for Elicitation of a Strategy -- Appendix 9: Selected References regarding Assessment Methods

Reverend Insanity 6 : A Demon Venerable's Eternal Life

Reverend Insanity 6 : A Demon Venerable's Eternal Life
A Book

by Gu Zhen Re

  • Publisher : Reverend
  • Release : 2021-07-01
  • Pages : 4481
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Volume 6 - A Demon Venerable's Eternal Life A story of a villain, Fang Yuan who was reborn 500 years into the past with the Spring Autumn Cicada he painstakingly refined. With his profound wisdom, battle and life experiences, he seeks to overcome his foes with skill and wit! Ruthless and amoral, he has no need to hold back as he pursues his ultimate goals. In a world of cruelty where one cultivates using Gu - magical creatures of the world - Fang Yuan must rise up above all with his own power. Humans are clever in tens of thousands of ways, Gu are the true refined essences of Heaven and Earth. The Three Temples are unrighteous, the demon is reborn. Former days are but an old dream, an identical name is made anew. A story of a time traveler who keeps on being reborn. A unique world that grows, cultivates, and uses Gu. The Spring and Autumn Cicada, the Venomous Moonlight Gu, the Wine Insect, All-Encompassing Golden Light Insect, Slender Black Hair Gu, Gu of Hope… And a great demon of the world that does exactly as his heart pleases!

Let’s Live Again

Let’s Live Again
A Book

by Nisha Paryani Sharma

  • Publisher : Partridge Publishing
  • Release : 2013-12-10
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN : 1482816083
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Life is like an ice – cream so enjoy it before it melts.” This is the story of Rajveer, a young boy who in the middle of his life got stuck in unusual happenings and unwanted circumstances which later resolved when he met Nysha maam and his life completely changes thereafter. This book is written for all ages and this tale provides a step by step approach to live life again with a new vision and zeal and when the outlook towards everything changes, our life also changes. This book helps you ? To live life with a new horizon. ? To know yourself better. ? To change the obstacles into opportunities. ? To live in the moment. ? To simplify your life. ? To accept the change. ? To value the time. So when Shahrukh, Sachin or Sania can do it; you can also do it. Easy to read and rich for wisdom to beat stress and simplify the life; to love it and live it to the fullest. So hold this book in your hands and let’s live again.

More Creative Coping Skills for Children

More Creative Coping Skills for Children
Activities, Games, Stories, and Handouts to Help Children Self-regulate

by Bonnie Thomas

  • Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Release : 2016-08-18
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1784502677
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This collection of fun and adaptable activities, games, stories and handouts is a complete resource for supporting children coping with stress and difficult emotions. From engaging arts and crafts, to interactive stories and relaxing meditations, all the interventions and activities are thematically structured so that each chapter contains the means for building specific skills or overcoming behavioral issues. Each chapter contains suggested goals, positive affirmations and photocopiable handouts to enable a child to continue practising and learning new life skills outside of sessions with parents or professionals. The activities in this book are ideal for use with children aged 3-12 to help them rebalance and gain a strong grasp on their emotions.

Reverend Insanity 4 : The Demon Lord Rampages Unhindered

Reverend Insanity 4 : The Demon Lord Rampages Unhindered
A Book

by Gu Zhen Re

  • Publisher : Reverend
  • Release : 2019-11-30
  • Pages : 4506
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Volume 4 - The Demon Lord Rampages Unhindered "To think that one day, I, Gu Yue Fang Yuan, would turn into an idiot." A story of a villain, Fang Yuan who was reborn 500 years into the past with the Spring Autumn Cicada he painstakingly refined. With his profound wisdom, battle and life experiences, he seeks to overcome his foes with skill and wit! Ruthless and amoral, he has no need to hold back as he pursues his ultimate goals. In a world of cruelty where one cultivates using Gu - magical creatures of the world - Fang Yuan must rise up above all with his own power. Humans are clever in tens of thousands of ways, Gu are the true refined essences of Heaven and Earth. The Three Temples are unrighteous, the demon is reborn. Former days are but an old dream, an identical name is made anew. A story of a time traveler who keeps on being reborn. A unique world that grows, cultivates, and uses Gu. The Spring and Autumn Cicada, the Venomous Moonlight Gu, the Wine Insect, All-Encompassing Golden Light Insect, Slender Black Hair Gu, Gu of Hope… And a great demon of the world that does exactly as his heart pleases!

Crafting Writers, K-6

Crafting Writers, K-6
A Book

by Elizabeth Hale

  • Publisher : Stenhouse Publishers
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN : 1571107398
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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How do we teach elementary students to independently use the different elements of craft that are discussed and taught in lessons? We begin by honoring the reality that terms like voice, sentence fluency, and writing with detail are descriptions of where we want our students to be, not next steps on how to reach those goals. In Crafting Writers, K–6 Elizabeth Hale shows us how to identify specific elements of craft when assessing student work and planning instruction, and use them to teach students the specific craft techniques that will move them forward as writers. Liz offers practical information that teachers can use immediately in their classrooms. She also presents a concrete process for noticing craft in writing so teachers can develop and plan craft lessons based on their students' writing. Learning the techniques that make up good writing also allows teachers to see craft in many different levels of writing, a skill that is particularly powerful when conferring with below-grade-level writers. Additional chapters look closely at assessment and classroom management practices like group conferring. Most of us know good writing when we read it, but writing teachers need to know what makes it work. Filled with easy-to-use charts, and practical lessons, Crafting Writers, K–6 provides clear insight into identifying and teaching the small elements that make good writing successful.

Teaching with Children's Literature

Teaching with Children's Literature
Theory to Practice

by Margaret Vaughn,Dixie D. Massey

  • Publisher : Guilford Publications
  • Release : 2021-08-23
  • Pages : 164
  • ISBN : 1462547257
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Perhaps no factor has a greater influence on children’s literacy learning than exposure to engaging, authentic, culturally relevant texts. This concise practitioner resource and course text helps K–8 teachers make informed choices about using children's literature in their classrooms, from selecting high-quality texts to planning instruction and promoting independent reading. The authors present relevant theories (such as reader response and culturally responsive pedagogy) and show how to apply them in practice. Key topics include teaching narrative and expository texts, tapping into students' individual interests, and conducting text-based writing activities and discussions. Every chapter features case examples, reflection questions, and learning activities for teachers; appendices list exemplary children’s literature.

Jim Trelease's Read-Aloud Handbook

Jim Trelease's Read-Aloud Handbook
Eighth Edition

by Jim Trelease,Cyndi Giorgis

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2019-09-03
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0525505628
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The classic million-copy bestselling handbook on reading aloud to children--revised and updated for a new generation of readers Recommended by "Dear Abby" upon its first publication in 1982, millions of parents and educators have turned to Jim Trelease's beloved classic for more than three decades to help countless children become avid readers through awakening their imaginations and improving their language skills. Jim Trelease's Read-Aloud Handbook, updated and revised by education specialist Cyndi Giorgis, discusses the benefits, the rewards, and the importance of reading aloud to children of a new generation. Supported by delightful anecdotes as well as the latest research, an updated treasury of book recommendations curated with an eye for diversity, Jim Trelease's Read-Aloud Handbook offers proven techniques and strategies for helping children of all backgrounds and abilities discover the pleasures of reading and setting them on the road to becoming lifelong readers.

Teaching Tough Topics

Teaching Tough Topics
How do I use children's literature to build a deeper understanding of social justice, equity, and diversity?

by Larry Swartz

  • Publisher : Pembroke Publishers Limited
  • Release : 2020-01-15
  • Pages : 166
  • ISBN : 1551389428
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Teaching Tough Topics shows teachers how to lead students to become caring citizens as they read and respond to quality children’s literature. It focuses on topics that can be challenging or sensitive, yet are significant in order to build understanding of social justice, diversity, and equity. Racism, Homophobia, Bullying, Religious Intolerance, Poverty, and Physical and Mental Challenges are just some of the themes explored. The book is rooted in the belief that by using picture books, novels, poetry, and nonfiction, teachers can enrich learning with compassion and empathy as students make connections to texts, to others, and to the world.

African Migration, Human Rights and Literature

African Migration, Human Rights and Literature
A Book

by Fareda Banda

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2020-12-24
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN : 1509938354
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This innovative book looks at the topic of migration through the prism of law and literature. The author uses a rich mix of novels, short stories, literary realism, human rights and comparative literature to explore the experiences of African migrants and asylum seekers. The book is divided into two. Part one is conceptual and focuses on art activism and the myriad ways in which people have sought to 'write justice.' Using Mazrui's diasporas of slavery and colonialism, it then considers histories of migration across the centuries before honing in on the recent anti-migration policies of western states. Achiume is used to show how these histories of imposition and exploitation create a bond which bestows on Africans a “status as co-sovereigns of the First World through citizenship.” The many fictional examples of the schemes used to gain entry are set against the formal legal processes. Attention is paid to life post-arrival which for asylum seekers may include periods in detention. The impact of the increased hostility of receiving states is examined in light of their human rights obligations. Consideration is paid to how Africans navigate their post-migration lives which includes reconciling themselves to status fracture-taking on jobs for which they are over-qualified, while simultaneously dealing with the resentment borne of status threat on the part of the citizenry. Part two moves from the general to consider the intersections of gender and status focusing on women, LGBTI individuals and children. Focusing on their human rights and the fictional literature, chapter four looks at women who have been trafficked as well as domestic workers and hotel maids while chapter five is on LGBTI people whose legal and literary stories are only now being told. The final substantive chapter considers the experiences of children who may arrive as unaccompanied minors. Using a mixture of poetry and first person accounts, the chapter examines the post-arrival lives of children, some of whom may be citizens but who are continually made to feel like outsiders. The conclusion follows, starting with two stories about walls by Hadero and Lanchester which are used to illustrate the themes discussed in the book. Few African lawyers write about literature and few books and articles in Western law and literature look at books by or about Africans, so a book that engages with both is long overdue. This book provides fascinating reading for academics, students of law, literature, gender and migration studies, and indeed the general public.