Mimesis International

Mimesis International was launched at the end of 2013 on the initiative of Mimesis Group, which includes Éditions Mimésis and Mimesis Edizioni. With a catalogue of 4,000 book titles, Mimesis Edizioni is one of the leading Italian publishing houses in the humanities. Their support for free thinking led them to open towards different and merging research fields in the human sciences while maintaining a keen interest in philosophy. As an academic publishing company, they work in synergy and close collaboration with several European universities and cultural centres. In this European and cosmopolitan spirit, they publish their texts in English and, as in the case of scientific journals, they also feature multilingual contributions.

Pretense Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 190
ISBN: 9788857508023
Pub Date: 30 Sep 2014
Series: Philosophy
Description:
Pretending is a puzzling activity. Why should we waste our time building up representations of an imaginary world when it would be better to acquire more information about the real one? Engaging in games of make believe, however, also means to be faced with new, possible situations, and thus to anticipate what could happen if something were the case, how we or other people could react, what decisions we should make, etc.
Principles Of Gestalt Psychology Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 732
ISBN: 9788857523934
Pub Date: 30 Sep 2014
Description:
In this book, Kurt Koffka reformulates the basic question of perception. In the past it had often been assumed that there was really no need to explain the features of veridical perception. Here Koffka rejects this approach: regardless of the veridicality of perception, the researcher must always ask the question, "Why do things look as they do?
Queer Crossings Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 195
ISBN: 9788857509396
Pub Date: 30 Sep 2014
Series: Sociology
Description:
The past decade has witnessed a proliferation of writings on queer theories and practices. Drawingtogether established and emerging scholars in the field, this volume offers a broad, transdisciplinaryand international approach to queer studies. In the light of recent critical perspectives, it proposes a number of theoretical developments concerning three key thematic fields: theories, bodies and texts.
Swedish Crime Fiction Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9788857519838
Pub Date: 30 Sep 2014
Description:
Why have authors from the safe, social welfare state Sweden captivated the minds of the crime fiction readers across the globe? Kerstin Bergman suggests that killer marketing and a widespread curiosità about the “exotic” Nordic welfare states, their waste landscapes and alleged gender equality, has propelled these authors and novels into the international spotlight. Bergman uses this innovative angle to retell the recent history of crime fiction in Sweden, exploring central themes and selecting key authors that have garnered national and international acclaim for their lethal plots.
The Invention Of The Text Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9788857523910
Pub Date: 30 Sep 2014
Description:
The notion of text is perhaps the most used and discussed within social and human sciences. Nevertheless, it is surprisingly one of the worst defined. Philology and Linguistics, Literary Criticism and Aesthetics, Philosophy of Language, Hermeneutics, Ethnology, Psychoanalysis, Sociology, Semiotics: all these disciplines refer in various ways to the "text", to make of it the basic object of their analysis or to measure the distance they keep from it.
The Murray Edwards Duse Collection Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9788857512556
Pub Date: 30 Sep 2014
Description:
The Murray Edwards Duse Collection is the best record of Eleonora Duse’s literary background. So advanced was her artistic and literary emancipation that she was considered one of the foremost Italian aesthetes. The discovery and reconstruction of The Collection change in many ways the reception of her acting and of her intellectual profile, shedding new light on her art.
The Oriental Cults In Roman Britain Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 120
ISBN: 9788857524009
Pub Date: 30 Sep 2014
Series: History
Description:
What are the reasons behind the contamination of oriental cults in Roman Britain? What circumstances led to this spiritual upheaval, the results of which contributed to the triumph of Christianity? This problem, which is fundamental to the history of religions and for the identification of the origins of Western civilization, is at the centre of this classic study by E.
Wor(L)ds In Progress Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 154
ISBN: 9788884837783
Pub Date: 30 Sep 2014
Series: Sociology
Description:
In the contemporary world, the figure of the migrant, moving across spaces, cultures and languages,has acquired unprecedented centrality. Migrants have transformed the ways of representingand narrating the transnational world in which they live, responding in new fashions to one of the oldest impulses of men and women of every place and time: the impulse to tell stories. By engaging with the notions of diaspora, postcoloniality, nomadism, translation, and exile, Di Maio moves across the Anglophone and Italophone spectra offering a compelling definition of migrant literature at the turn of the millennium.
Cirpit Review - 4/2013 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 317
ISBN: 9788857517421
Pub Date: 05 Mar 2014
Description:
This issue of Cirpit Review gathers together several contributions on the theme of interculturalism, written by Italian and international scholars specialised in intercultural philosophy and inter-religious dialogue. Among them are Giacomo Marramao, Giangiorgio Pasqualotto, Franz Martin Wimmer, Joseph Prabhu, Piergiorgio Solinas, Young-chan Ro, Michiko Yusa, Ralph Weber and Marcello Ghilardi. The collection also features interventions from Pietro Barcellona, Jacob Parappally, Gabriele Piana, Gianni Vacchelli and Filippo Dellanoce.
Conservation Science in Cultural Heritage Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9788857516271
Pub Date: 31 Dec 2013
Description:
The historico-technical journal was founded in 2001. Published yearly, in the course of the years the journal has entered the international stage with the name “Conservation Science in Cultural Heritage”, and it is now published in English and in Italian, both in electronic format and on print. It is featured on many websites and international databases, it has been granted the opportunity to apply the Creative Commons (CC) licence and the “seal” of SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resource Coalition), and it has been officially requested by EBSCO Publishing and H.