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Shrines and Souls: The Reinvention of Religious Liberty and the Genesis of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights av Linde Lindkvist

w“Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.”

Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is widely seen as one of the most important statements on religious liberty in modern times. Ever since its adoption in 1948, it has been the basis of efforts to codify religious liberty into international human rights law, and now functions as a central normative frame for a range of local, transnational and international actors working for the promotion of the right to religious liberty. Shrines and Souls provides a rare, nuanced and multi-layered contextualization of the origins of this statement. By uncovering how its formulation was connected to political projects and visions of particular agents involved in the start-up of the UN Human Rights program, it also takes issue with standard accounts that see the text of the Universal Declaration as humanity’s joint response to the atrocities of World War II.

LINDE LINDKVIST is a researcher of Human Rights Studies at Lund University, Sweden. This is his doctoral thesis.


Linde Lindkvist
Shrines and Souls: The Reinvention of Religious Liberty and the Genesis of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
160 sidor | December 2014
Format 145×218 mm | Hft
Omslag Kjell E. Eriksson
Omslagsillustration Erikka Chapman
ISBN 978-91-86980-64-1


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What Literature Can Make Us See: Poetry, Intermediality, Mental Imagery by Emma Tornborg

What happens in the brain when you read ekphrastic and pictorial poetry? Ekphrasis is a verbal representation of a visual, iconic and static representation, whereas pictorialism is a phenomenon that occurs when the reality of the fictive world, either psychological or physical, in the text is represented as image. Both are intermedial concepts; in various ways and to various degrees, ekphrastic and pictorial texts refer to and represent static, visual, iconic media such as painting, photography and sculpture. The question is what kind of mental imagery these types of texts are able to conjure up before the inner eye of the reader. How does the brain treat verbal visual descriptions? What do real images and mental images have in common?

Emma Tornborg attempts to answer these and other relevant questions, and in the process intermedial and cognitive theories are approached. Furthermore, she explores how temporality is affected when an image is transformed into words, which leads to the question of how different media represent time.

EMMA TORNBORG is a lecturer and researcher in comparative literature at the Department of Film and Literature, Linnaeus University in Växjö, Sweden. This is her PhD thesis..


emma-tornborgEmma Tornborg
What Literature Can Make Us See: 
Poetry, Intermediality, Mental Imagery
160 sidor | Oktober 2014
Format 145×218 mm | Hft
Omslag Lena Halldenius
Omslagsillustration Hedvig Halldenius
ISBN 978-91-86980-63-4


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Environmental Psychology and the Sporting Space by Kirsten Kaya Roessler

Kirsten Kaya Roessler disputerade 1996 på anhandlingen Gestalttherapie und Geschichte. Brüche in der deutschen Erzähltradition (Egelsbach: Hänsel-Hohenhausen), och har därutöver en imponerande publikationslista med böcker och artiklar inom psykologiämnet, och på senare tid med en markant inriktning på idrottspsykologi, till exempel Sport und Schmerz: Ein sportpsychologischer Ansatz zur Schmerzforschung (Immenhausen: Prolog Verlag 2004) och antologin New Approaches to Sport and Exercise Psychology (med Reinhardt Stelter; Oxford: Meyer & Meyer, 2004). 2003 publicerade hon Arkitekturpsykologi – idrætsrum som med- eller modspiller, som nu utkommer i engelsk översättning på idrottsforum.orgs förlag, Environmental Psychology and the Sporting Space. Kirsten Kaya Roessler är professor i vid Institut for Psykologi, Syddansk Universitet i Odense.

Hur påverkas vi när vi går in i en byggnad för att utöva idrott eller anna form av fysisk aktivitet? Är idrottsrummet en medspelare, eller upplevs det som en motståndare? Bakom dessa ytligt sett enkla frågor finns en komplex problemställning som kräver kunskap om både arkitektur och psykologi. I sin bok belyser Roessler arkitektur och idrottsbyggnader utifrån ett psykologiskt perspektiv. Faktorer som ljus, färger, ljud, värme, ventilation och inredning stimulerar våra sinnen och har stor betydelse för hur vi mår och hur vi presterar. Men de individuella skillnaderna är stora, och psykologiska insikter kan inte alltid appliceras på idrottens rum och platser. Även om man vet att människan mår väl av dagsljus kan det vara besvärande när man spelar badminton eller volleyboll i en hall med mycket naturligt ljus. Det gäller att hitta eller skapa balans mellan behov och funktionella krav. Behov handlar inte enbart om det funktionella eller om välbefinnande. Vi behöver också känna trygghet, klarhet, identitet och avskildhet i de idrottsbyggnader där vi tillbringar så mycket tid. Environmental Psychology and the Sporting Space ger inga färdiga lösningar, men sammanfattar vad psykologin lär oss om arkitekturens betydelse för människans upplevelser, reaktioner och interaktion. Derutöver får läsaren ett bra arbetsredskap i form av en checklista med de punkter som måste beaktas när målet är att skapa idrottsarkitektur som främjar alla sinnesupplevelser.

How are we affected by buildings and environments? Do we react to them or interact with them? Behind these apparently simple questions is a complex research area that requires knowledge about both environment and psychology. In this book, Kaya Roessler (MSc Psych., Ph.D.) sheds light on the subject of architecture and sports facilities, mainly from a psychological perspective. Factors such as light, colour or sound stimulate our senses and are very important to our performance and well-being. Individuals differ considerably and insights from psychology cannot always easily be applied to sport environments. The key is to balance human needs and functional requirements. Human needs are not just about the functions and comfort of an environment, but also about experiencing security, identity and privacy. Environmental psychology – and the Sporting Space does not provide ready solutions, but summarises what psychology can tell us about architecture’s importance to human experience, responses and interaction. Kirsten Kaya Roessler, PhD and MSc in Psychology is Professor at the University of Southern Denmark.


kirsten-kaya-roessler2Kirsten Kaya Roessler
Environmental Psychology and the Sporting Space
Bokförlaget idrottsforum.org
52 sidor | Oktober 2007
Format 200×270 mm | hft, 57 ill, varav 42 i fyrfärg
Omslag Anne von Holck
Omslagsfoto Polfoto
ISBN 978-91-85645-02-2


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Liberty Revisited: A historical and systematic account of an egalitarian conception of liberty and legitimacy by Lena Halldenius

Liberty is a contested concept, and different interpretations of it, and of its value, abound. This book argues for an interpretation of liberty that focuses on symmetrical relations of power and influence, rather than separate instances of action. Enjoying liberty requires that one is not subordinated. ”Liberty as non-domination” has recently been advocated by republicans. Here it is employed in a different context, in a discussion with three interrelated themes: To establish non-domination as a radical and feminist, but not republican, interpretation of liberty; to argue that non-domination can function as an independent criterion of political legitimacy; and that the egalitarian aspect of non-domination includes equality of socioeconomic goods. The systematic discussion is preceded by an analysis of how the concept of liberty has been used in the history of political thought, exemplified by Kant, Locke, Mill and Wollstonecraft.

LENA HALLDENIUS is Professor of Human Rights, Lund University. This is her doctoral dissertation in philosophy. Her latest book is Mary Wollstonecraft and Feminist Republicanism: Independence, Rights and the Experience of Unfreedom (Pickering and Chatto 2015)


Lena Halldenius
Liberty Revisited: A historical and systematic account of an egalitarian conception of liberty and legitimacy
304 pages | January 2001
Format 151×228 mm | Pb
Cover design Kjell E. Eriksson & Lena Halldenius
ISBN 978-91-86980-25-2


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