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The Aesthetics of Medical Obsession: Thomas Mann’s "The Magic Mountain" Reconsidered

Thomas Mann’s novel "The Magic Mountain" is examined through its treatment of medicine and illness. Mann’s purported sympathy with illness and death is actually a celebration of health and life.

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Published online: May 26, 2016

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Democratic Principles for a Model of Emancipatory Education of Minds for the Future

Based on critical education, the article proposes democratic principles for a model of educational engagement that would foster autonomous creativity and emancipation necessary for tackling present and future limit situations.

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Published online: May 26, 2016

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Library Use and Reading Habits as Predictors of Information Literacy Competencies among Finalists in Selected Private Secondary Schools in Ife, Osun State, Nigeria

This article reports the library use, reading habits, and information literacy competencies among finalists in selected private secondary schools in Ife, Osun State, Nigeria.

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Published online: May 18, 2016

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Variation in the Tone Classes of Ikwere Nouns

This article introduces a description of the function of tones in the noun system and tonal processes in the Ikwere language of Nigeria.

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Published online: May 16. 2016

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Girls Need to Learn Music but They Shouldn’t Make It a Career: Three Chinese-Australian Musicians’ Learning Experiences with Tiger-mums

Using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) and report on semistructured interviews undertaken, I examine three female Chinese-Australian musicians’ learning experiences who were nurtured by authoritarian parenting style influenced by Confucianism.

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Published online: May 16, 2016

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Animal Agribusiness and the Pre-posthuman Condition

This article examines corporate personhood as a posthuman entity through examination of bioethics.

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Published online: May 11, 2016

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Portraying the Epidemic? Cultural Reflections of AIDS in López Lage’s “Costuras del Corazón”

This article analyzes the representation of the HIV-positive body (and self) in Fernando López Lages' photographic collection "Costuras del Corazón," examining the notions of identity construction and stigmatized identity.

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Published online: May 11, 2016

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Changes in Foreign Language Learning Strategies Used by Thai University Students

The use of foreign language learning strategies by Thai university students has observably been changed in the past few years due to changing circumstances having caused new strategies to emerge.

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Published online: May 11, 2016

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The Mahdi and the Autodidact: Ibn Ṭufayl’s "Ḥayy ibn Yaqẓān" as a Challenge to Almohad Doctrine

Ibn Tufayl’s "Hayy ibn Yaqzan" represents a watershed moment in Islamic thought challenging the notion of the charismatic leadership of one man in favor of experiential faith harmonized with reason.

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Published online: May 11, 2016

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CSL Intermediate Learners’ Cognitive Reading Processes: Three Cases Studies

Seven CSL learners’ reading cognitive processes are analyzed and it is found that CSL learners’ reading cognitive processes involve mental activities, such as remembering, understanding, analyzing, and evaluating.

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Published online: May 3, 2016

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