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The Reader is granted the rights to use the material available in the <em>RIAS </em>websites and pdf documents under the provisions of the&nbsp;<a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.en" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Creative CommonsAttribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC BY-SA 4.0)</a>. Any commercial use requires separate written agreement with the Author and a proper credit line indicating the source of the original publication in <em>RIAS.</em></p> Masthead and Table of Contents https://journals.us.edu.pl/index.php/RIAS/article/view/10012 <p>Masthead and table of contents of the issue.</p> RIAS Editors ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 2020-12-31 2020-12-31 13 2 1 4 10.31261/rias.10012 Translocality/Methodology. The Americas, or Experiencing the World https://journals.us.edu.pl/index.php/RIAS/article/view/10013 <p>The Americas offer a peculiar stage for translocal methodologies. If&nbsp;we agree that the&nbsp;products of&nbsp;Chinese American culture—which, in&nbsp;the&nbsp;course of&nbsp;the&nbsp;last 170 years of&nbsp;interaction, has evolved into a&nbsp;unique, American, phenomenon—can not be labeled as&nbsp;“Made in&nbsp;China,” then contemporary Chinese medicine in&nbsp;the&nbsp;Americas cannot legitimately be perceived solely as&nbsp;an&nbsp;‘import.’ Beyond doubt, phenomena such as&nbsp;the&nbsp;emergence of&nbsp;the&nbsp;American College of&nbsp;Traditional Chinese Medicine at&nbsp;the&nbsp;California Institute of&nbsp;Integral Studies testify to&nbsp;the&nbsp;fact that the&nbsp;once ‘exotic’ forms of&nbsp;therapy are now being granted a&nbsp;status parallel to&nbsp;those developed throughout the&nbsp;history of&nbsp;Western medicine. Increasingly, as&nbsp;translocal, they are becoming recognized as&nbsp;non-foreign elements of&nbsp;the&nbsp;glocal culture. Similarly, the&nbsp;exploration of&nbsp;the&nbsp;physical world, which, to&nbsp;an&nbsp;experienced dancer of&nbsp;Bharatanatyam, Odissi, or&nbsp;any other of&nbsp;the&nbsp;dominant forms of&nbsp;the&nbsp;classical Indian dance is an&nbsp;obvious function of&nbsp;his or&nbsp;her own experience of&nbsp;the&nbsp;‘body-in-the-world,’ has, translocally, opened up an&nbsp;altogether new space of&nbsp;profound understanding of&nbsp;ourselves in&nbsp;our environment. It is not&nbsp;about the&nbsp;fashionable, politically correct, ‘openness to&nbsp;other cultures’; it is about the&nbsp;opening up to&nbsp;a&nbsp;parallel meditative experience of&nbsp;the&nbsp;“bodymind,” which neither excludes nor isolates the&nbsp;sphere of&nbsp;emotions from&nbsp;the&nbsp;reality of&nbsp;what-is-being-experienced. Or, to&nbsp;express it in&nbsp;terms more easily comprehensible to&nbsp;a&nbsp;Western reader, dance may prove to&nbsp;be a&nbsp;methodology (not just a&nbsp;method) serving the&nbsp;purpose of&nbsp;a more profound understanding of&nbsp;the&nbsp;complexity and&nbsp;unity of&nbsp;the&nbsp;universe, and&nbsp;a language to&nbsp;express this understanding. Making the&nbsp;most of&nbsp;available traditions might produce much greater benefits than remaining locked within just one, Western, Anglonormative, library of&nbsp;concepts. In the context of the ongoing debate on transnational American Studies, the article offers an insight into how the worldwide studies of the Americas and translocality intersect, and how such a perspective may contribute to the multifaceted process of the decolonization, understood both literally and intellectually.</p> Paweł Jędrzejko ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 2020-12-31 2020-12-31 13 2 5 13 10.31261/rias.10013 Presidential Address: 9th IASA World Congress. Alcalá de Henares, July 8-10 2019 https://journals.us.edu.pl/index.php/RIAS/article/view/9994 <p>To be added...</p> Manuel Broncano Rodriguez ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 2020-12-31 2020-12-31 13 2 15 27 10.31261/rias.9994 Cosmopolitanism, Translocality, Astronoetics: A Multi-Local Vantage Point https://journals.us.edu.pl/index.php/RIAS/article/view/9804 <p><span class="TextRun SCXW96381915 BCX4" lang="EN-US" lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW96381915 BCX4">The world in which we live is crisscrossed by multiple </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW96381915 BCX4" lang="EN-US" lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW96381915 BCX4">flows</span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW96381915 BCX4" lang="EN-US" lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW96381915 BCX4"> of people, information, </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW96381915 BCX4" lang="EN-US" lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW96381915 BCX4">non-human life</span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW96381915 BCX4" lang="EN-US" lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW96381915 BCX4">, travel circuits and goods. </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW96381915 BCX4" lang="EN-US" lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW96381915 BCX4">At least since the Sixteenth Century, the Americas have </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW96381915 BCX4" lang="EN-US" lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW96381915 BCX4">received and generated new social, cultural and product trends. </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW96381915 BCX4" lang="EN-US" lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW96381915 BCX4">As we see through the case studies presented here, </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW96381915 BCX4" lang="EN-US" lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW96381915 BCX4">modern literature and dance, </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW96381915 BCX4" lang="EN-US" lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW96381915 BCX4">the industrialization of food and the race to space </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW96381915 BCX4" lang="EN-US" lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW96381915 BCX4">cannot </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW96381915 BCX4" lang="EN-US" lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW96381915 BCX4">be historicized without considering the role the Americas, and particularly the United States, have played in all of them. </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW96381915 BCX4" lang="EN-US" lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW96381915 BCX4">We also see, at the same time, how these flows of thought, art</span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW96381915 BCX4" lang="EN-US" lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW96381915 BCX4">, science and products emerged from sources outside the Americas </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW96381915 BCX4" lang="EN-US" lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW96381915 BCX4">to then take root in and beyond the United States. The authors </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW96381915 BCX4" lang="EN-US" lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW96381915 BCX4">in this special volume are devising conceptual tools to analyze this multiplicity </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW96381915 BCX4" lang="EN-US" lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW96381915 BCX4">across continents and also at the level of particular nations and localities. Concepts such as cosmopolitanism, </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW96381915 BCX4" lang="EN-US" lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SpellingErrorV2 SCXW96381915 BCX4">translocality</span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW96381915 BCX4" lang="EN-US" lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW96381915 BCX4"> and </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW96381915 BCX4" lang="EN-US" lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SpellingErrorV2 SCXW96381915 BCX4">astronoetics</span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW96381915 BCX4" lang="EN-US" lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW96381915 BCX4"> are brought to </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW96381915 BCX4" lang="EN-US" lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW96381915 BCX4">shed light on these complex crossings, giving us new ways to look at the intricacy of </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW96381915 BCX4" lang="EN-US" lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW96381915 BCX4">these distance-crossing flows.</span></span> <span class="TextRun SCXW96381915 BCX4" lang="EN-US" lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW96381915 BCX4">India, </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW96381915 BCX4" lang="EN-US" lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW96381915 BCX4">perhaps surprisingly</span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW96381915 BCX4" lang="EN-US" lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW96381915 BCX4">, emerges as an important cultural </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW96381915 BCX4" lang="EN-US" lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW96381915 BCX4">interlocutor</span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW96381915 BCX4" lang="EN-US" lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW96381915 BCX4">, beginning with the idealized, imagined versions of Indian spirituality that fueled </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW96381915 BCX4" lang="EN-US" lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW96381915 BCX4">the romanticism of the New England Transcendentalists, to the </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW96381915 BCX4" lang="EN-US" lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW96381915 BCX4">importance of Indian dance pioneers in the world stage during the first part of the twentieth century</span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW96381915 BCX4" lang="EN-US" lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW96381915 BCX4"> and the current importance of India as a player in the race to space.</span></span><span class="EOP SCXW96381915 BCX4" data-ccp-props='{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":480}'>&nbsp;</span></p> Gabriela Vargas-Cetina Manpreet Kaur Kang ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 2020-12-31 2020-12-31 13 2 29 38 10.31261/rias.9804 India and the Translocal Modern Dance Scene, 1890s–1950s https://journals.us.edu.pl/index.php/RIAS/article/view/9805 <p><span style="background-color: #ffffff;">At the end of the nineteenth century and during the first half of the twentieth, lead dancers from different countries became famous and toured internationally. These dancers—and the companies they created—transformed various dance forms into performances fit for the larger world of art music, ballet, and opera circuits. They adapted ballet to the variety-show formats and its audiences. Drawing on shared philosophical ideas—such as those manifest in the works of the Transcendentalists or in the writings of Nietzsche and Wagner—and from movement techniques, such as ballet codes, the Delsarte method, and, later on, Eurythmics (in fashion at the time), these lead dancers created new dance formats, choreographies, and styles, from which many of today’s classical, folk, and ballet schools emerged. In this essay, I look at how Rabindranath Tagore, Isadora Duncan, Anna Pavlova, Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn, Uday Shankar, Leila Roy Sokhey and Rumini Devi Arundale contributed to this translocal dance scene. Indian dance and spirituality, as well as famous Indian dancers, were an integral part of what at the time was known as the international modern dance scene. This transnational scene eventually coalesced into several separate schools, including what today is known as classical and modern Indian dance styles.</span></p> Gabriela Vargas-Cetina ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 2020-12-31 2020-12-31 13 2 39 59 10.31261/rias.9805 Bharatanatyam as a Transnational and Translocal Connection: A Study of Selected Indian and American Texts https://journals.us.edu.pl/index.php/RIAS/article/view/9884 <div><span style="background-color: #ffffff;">Bharatanatyam is a classical dance form derived from ancient dance styles, which is now seen as representative of Indian culture. In India, it is the most popular classical dance form exerting a great impact not only on the field of dance itself, but also on other art forms, like sculpture or painting. The Indian-American diaspora practices it both in an attempt to preserve its culture and as an assertion of its cultural identity. Dance is an art form that relates to sequences of body movements that are simultaneously aesthetic and symbolic, and rooted in specific cultures. It often tells a story. Different cultures observe different norms and standards by which dances should be performed (as well as by whom they should be performed and on what occasions). At the same time, dance and dancers influence (and are influenced by) different cultures as a result of transcultural interactions. Priya Srinivasan’s <em>Sweating Saris: Indian Dance as Transnational Labor</em> is a particularly valuable source wherein its author critically examines a variety of Indian dance forms, especially Bharatanatyam, tracing the history of dance as well as the lived experience of dancers across time, class, gender, and culture. With the help of this text, selected journal articles, and interviews with Bharatanatyam dancers in India and the US, I explore larger issues of gender, identity, culture, race, region, nation, and power dynamics inherent in the practice of Bharatanatyam, focusing on how these practices influence and, in turn, are influenced by transnational and translocal connections.</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Manpreet Kaur Kang ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 2020-12-31 2020-12-31 13 2 61 86 10.31261/rias.9884 ‘Higher Laws’ and ‘Divine Madness’: Transnational and Translocal Configurations of Quixotic In/Sanity in the American Renaissance https://journals.us.edu.pl/index.php/RIAS/article/view/9827 <p><span style="background-color: #ffffff;">The New England Transcendentalists deliberately chose a position which by definition did not belong to what was to them the common “prosaic mood” (Thoreau) of their time. Their choice was the result of representatively romantic discontent with their contemporary reality and, at the same time, through the vigorous drive of the Puritan spiritual leadership, it was essentially anachronistic. The sophisticated delight of identifying with such a doubly anomalous nonconformist ideal only intensified the need for counterbalancing the prosaic sanity of the real world with a wished-for poetic insanity, or “madness from the gods” (Emerson). Such “madness by romantic identification” whose “features have been fixed once and for all by Cervantes” (Foucault), naturally caused “Quixotic confusion” between reality and imagination and the substitution of the true with the fabulous. Though peculiarly intensified in the former Puritan context and in the context of ‘Americanness’ in which the nineteenth century New England intellectuals placed it, the problem was far from being merely a local, New England-centered, phenomenon. This paper argues that in their ‘in/sane’ Quixotic quest for perfection, which caused a series of personal failures, the New England Transcendentalists were remarkably faithful saunterers in a blessed place that, to them, was both America and, at the same time, the all-encompassing perennial—translocal and transnational—world, inviting them to establish what Emerson called “an original relation to the universe.”</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Albena Bakratcheva ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 2020-12-31 2020-12-31 13 2 87 101 10.31261/rias.9827 Food, Technology and Translocal Transformations of Taste: Industrial and Processed Food in Yucatán https://journals.us.edu.pl/index.php/RIAS/article/view/9806 <p><span style="background-color: #ffffff;">Translocality as originally used by Arjun Appadurai was an evocative concept that appealed immediately to anthropologists and others who study global-local connections. Its use has been widely adopted in religious studies, music studies, migration studies and food studies, but it has continued to be rather undefined, which makes it difficult to apply to local data. Here, from the study of local food and gastronomy in the Mexican state of Yucatán, I investigate how translocality can help us look at the global in the local and the local in the global. I propose that when it comes to studying food and gastronomy in the Yucatán, translocality can help us understand the ways in which industrialization, which became both a production model and a way of life in the United States and Europe at the end of the nineteenth century, rapidly extended to food everywhere, and Yucatecans fondly took to the consumption of industrially produced and processed foods, incorporating them into the local gastronomy. The results, in terms of taste, have been extensive but are not particular to the Yucatán, since food and gastronomy everywhere have been impacted in similar ways. However, when we analyze the changes in local dishes and preparations, we can see how ubiquitous industrialized food has become and how it has affected the particular configurations of ingredients in Yucatecan cuisine.</span></p> Steffan Igor Ayora-Díaz ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 2020-12-31 2020-12-31 13 2 103 121 10.31261/rias.9806 A Mexican Conquest of Space? Cosmopolitanism, Cosmopolitics, and Cosmopoetics in the Mexican Space Industry https://journals.us.edu.pl/index.php/RIAS/article/view/9808 <p><span style="background-color: #ffffff;">Mexico cannot be considered a 'spacefaring nation,' as it does not have the capability to build or launch space crafts into orbit. However, for many engineers, scientists, students, and entrepreneurs, outer space represents an important opportunity for economic development and job creation, as well as the resolution of earthly social problems, and a means to globally position the Mexican technology sector. Although they rely on international agreements for scientific, technical, and logistical collaboration, many of these space enthusiasts allude to a “Mexican Conquest of Space,” a discursively potent term given Mexico’s colonial history. In this paper, I examine how Mexican imaginaries of outer space, tied to perceptions of past knowledge, present social issues and future projections, are limited by geopolitical realities, even as they are informed by cosmic imaginaries at various scales. I focus on the recently created Mexican Space Agency, its programs, practices, discourses and alliances, as a starting point for a Mexican astronoetics, a term coined by the philosopher Hans Blumenberg during the Space Race in an attempt to balance the centripetal and centrifugal forces exerted by outer space. From this perspective, I reflect on the ways in which being tethered to Mexico influences the possibility of being untethered to Earth.</span></p> Anne Warren Johnson ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 2020-12-31 2020-12-31 13 2 123 144 10.31261/rias.9808 Collaborative Futures: Arts Funding and Speculative Fictions https://journals.us.edu.pl/index.php/RIAS/article/view/9995 <p><span style="background-color: #ffffff;">According to scholars of literary sociology, US arts institutions—from the federal government to the writers’ colony to the creative writing program—have been central to the shaping of US literature for the better part of a century. This paper offers a preliminary investigation of the global crowdfunding platform Kickstarter as an emerging arts institution. Drawing on Kim Stanley Robinson and Marina Abramović’s artistic collaboration as a case study, the paper argues that the appearance of the Marina Abramović Institute (MAI) in Robinson’s novel <em>New York 2140</em> troubles the author’s stated generic commitments to “realist speculative fiction”—fiction that bases its vision of the future on the state of things in our present. In addition to furnishing uncertain conditions of production for the novel, Kickstarter’s funding model solicits short-form speculative fiction organized around neoliberal selfhood from its artists. With the assistance of Kickstarter’s networked platform, the MAI’s capital campaign reimagined private funding as public performance art, as dutiful civic engagement, and as reward for artists willing to narrate entrepreneurial optimism.<br></span></p> J. D. Schnepf ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 2020-12-31 2020-12-31 13 2 145 157 10.31261/rias.9995 Mapping Miguel Covarrubias across Cultures and Disciplines https://journals.us.edu.pl/index.php/RIAS/article/view/9990 <p><span style="background-color: #ffffff;">In this paper, I explore the <em>Pageant of the Pacific</em>, a sequence of mural-maps painted by the Mexican artist and illustrator, Miguel Covarrubias, for the San Francisco International Exposition of 1939–1940. By placing these mural-maps within the larger context of cultural geography and Covarrubias’s own theories of comparative anthropology, they offer an artistic and poetic explanation of the relationships found among the cultures of the Pacific Rim, drawing connections across historical epoch and geographical region. Within Covarrubias’s own historical context, these maps provide an important visual link that crosses disciplinary boundaries, providing insight into the intellectual conversation of his era and, perhaps, providing a model for interdisciplinarity in the present age as well.</span></p> Nathaniel R. Racine ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 2020-12-31 2020-12-31 13 2 159 183 10.31261/rias.9990 Between Suspicion and Love. Reality, Postcritique, and Euro-American Modernization (An Introduction to the Debate) https://journals.us.edu.pl/index.php/RIAS/article/view/10152 <p><span style="background-color: #ffffff;">The essay introduces major tenets in the current debate on postcritique, focusing especially on the widespread rejection of symptomatic reading in literary studies and on the rejection of rupture as both a modernist and theoretical model for the conception of the new. Further, it presents theory as a phase of Euro-American modernization. Finally, it outlines a wider, more dynamic concept of critique, understood as a movement of intellectual—and geographical—displacements.</span></p> Mena Mitrano ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 2020-12-31 2020-12-31 13 2 185 208 10.31261/rias.10152 <i>Democracy and Truth: A Short History</i> by Sophia Rosenfeld (A Book Review) https://journals.us.edu.pl/index.php/RIAS/article/view/10282 <p><span style="background-color: #ffffff;">Rosenfeld, Sophia. <em>Democracy and Truth: A Short History</em>, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019.&nbsp; ISBN13: 9780812250848 -- a book review by Sakina Shakil Gröppmaier</span></p> Sakina Shakil Gröppmaier ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 2020-12-31 2020-12-31 13 2 209 214 10.31261/rias.10282 <i>How to Hide an Empire: A Short History of the Greater United States</i> by Daniel Immerwahr (A Book Review) https://journals.us.edu.pl/index.php/RIAS/article/view/10281 <p><span style="background-color: #ffffff;">Immerwahr, Daniel. <em>How to Hide an Empire: A Short History of the Greater United States</em>, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019. ISBN13: 9780374172145 -- a book review by Elena Furlanetto</span></p> Elena Furlanetto ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 2020-12-31 2020-12-31 13 2 215 220 10.31261/rias.10281 <i>A Worse Place Than Hell: How the Civil War Battle of Fredericksburg Changed a Nation</i> by John Matteson (A Pre-Publication Book Review) https://journals.us.edu.pl/index.php/RIAS/article/view/11029 <p>Mariola Świerkot's review of John Matteson's&nbsp;<em>A Worse Place Than Hell: How the Civil War Battle of Fredericksburg Changed a Nation. </em>W.W. Norton &amp; Company 2021.&nbsp;ISBN 978-0-393-24707-7</p> Mariola Świerkot ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 2020-12-31 2020-12-31 13 2 221 228 10.31261/rias.11029 Abstracts and Notes on Contributors https://journals.us.edu.pl/index.php/RIAS/article/view/10014 <p>Abstracts of research articles included in the issue and biographical notes on their authors.</p> RIAS Editors ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 2020-12-31 2020-12-31 13 2 229 236 10.31261/rias.10014 RIAS Editorial Policy / Stylesheet https://journals.us.edu.pl/index.php/RIAS/article/view/10015 <p>Information concerning the&nbsp;<em>RIAS&nbsp;</em>policy and formatting instructions for potential contributors to the journal.&nbsp;</p> RIAS Editors ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 2020-12-31 2020-12-31 13 2 237 241 10.31261/rias.10015