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(Re-)Framing the Arab/Muslim : Mediating Orientalism in Contemporary Arab American Life Writing

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Book Series: Edition Kulturwissenschaft ISBN: 9783837629156 9783839429150 Year: Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100561
Subject: History --- Migration
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Media depictions of Arabs and Muslims continue to be framed by images of camels, belly dancers, and dagger-wearing terrorists. But do only Hollywood movies and TV news have the power to frame public discourse? This interdisciplinary study transfers media framing theory to literary studies to show how life writing (re-)frames Orientalist stereotypes. The innovative analysis of the post-9/11 autobiographies 'West of Kabul, East of New York', 'Letters from Cairo', and 'Howling in Mesopotamia' makes a powerful claim to approach literature based on a theory of production and reception, thus enhancing the multi-disciplinary potential of framing theory.

Alternative Economies and Spaces : New Perspectives for a Sustainable Economy

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Book Series: Global Studies ISBN: 9783837624984 9783839424988 Year: Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100535
Subject: Geography
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The volume entails a collection of contributions by leading scholars (Raymond Bryant, Michael K. Goodman, Benjamin Huybrechts, Andrew E.G. Jonas, Roger Lee, Peter North, and Katinka Weber) concerned with alternative modes of economic and social exchange. The cases addressed in these contributions – including credit unions, alternative currencies, sustainable consumption, and social enterprises – deliver valuable insights into how such alternatives are performed at various scales and spaces in relation to and beyond the economic mainstream. In sum, the collection provides vital grounds for both a transition of the economic system towards a more sustainable one, and a reconceptualisation of the economic itself in our scholarly thinking and everyday lives.

Art Unlimited?.Dynamics and Paradoxes of a Globalizing Art World

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Book Series: Kulturen der Gesellschaft ISBN: 9783837632965 9783839432969 Year: Pages: 264 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
Subject: Sociology
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Until recently still a blank spot on the world map of art, China today occupies one of the top positions in the rankings of the global art market and has moved into the center of the speculations and the covetousness of its protagonists. But what is really happening on the spot, beyond the ethnocentric distortions of the Western viewpoint? What social representations and uses of art can be identified? A research team from the University of St. Gallen has taken up such questions in an ethnographical field research project which enables the actors in this emergent and nonetheless already market-dominated art field to have their say.

Borders and Border Regions in Europe : Changes, Challenges and Chances

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Book Series: Edition Politik ISBN: 9783837624427 9783839424421 Year: Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100527
Subject: Political Science
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Focussing European borders: The book provides insight into a variety of changes in the nature of borders in Europe and its neighborhood from various disciplinary perspectives. Special attention is paid to the history and contemporary dynamics at Polish and German borders. Of particular interest are the creation of Euroregions, mutual perceptions of Poles and Germans at the border, EU Regional Policy, media debates on the extension of the Schengen area. Analysis of cross-border mobility between Abkhazia and Georgia or the impact of Israel's 'Security Fence' to Palestine on society complement the focus on Europe with a wider view.

City of Crisis : The Multiple Contestation of Southern European Cities

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Book Series: Urban Studies ISBN: 9783837628425 9783839428429 Year: Language: English
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Subject: Sociology
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The ongoing crisis in Europe has dramatic impact on the life in many Southern European cities: Unemployment, social deprivation, poverty, political instability, severe cuts in the welfare state budgets and a wide spread feeling of despair have eroded much of the social foundation of the cities. In this book, contributors from Spain, Greece, Portugal and Italy provide an insight into the complex interference between the different aspects of the crisis. They show that the recent urban crisis is not purely a result of the budgetary problems of the nation state (»austerity urbanism«) but needs to be seen as multiple contestations. The Crisis of the City is therefore understood as a result of a changing nation state, cultural diversity, challenged urban planning and politics and a globalized economy.

City of Crisis. The Multiple Contestation of Southern European Cities

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Book Series: Urban Studies ISBN: 9783839428429 9783837628425 Year: Pages: 264 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14361/9783839428429 Language: English
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The ongoing crisis in Europe has dramatic impact on the life in many Southern European cities: Unemployment, social deprivation, poverty, political instability, severe cuts in the welfare state budgets and a wide spread feeling of despair have eroded much of the social foundation of the cities. In this book, contributors from Spain, Greece, Portugal and Italy provide an insight into the complex interference between the different aspects of the crisis. They show that the recent urban crisis is not purely a result of the budgetary problems of the nation state (»austerity urbanism«) but needs to be seen as multiple contestations. The Crisis of the City is therefore understood as a result of a changing nation state, cultural diversity, challenged urban planning and politics and a globalized economy.

Culinary Turn : Aesthetic Practice of Cookery

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Book Series: Ästhetische Praxis ISBN: 9783837630312 9783839430316 Year: Language: English
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Subject: Nutrition and Food Sciences
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Kitchen, cooking, nutrition, and eating have become omnipresent cultural topics. They stand at the center of design, gastronomy, nutrition science, and agriculture. Artists have appropriated cooking as an aesthetic practice – in turn, cooks are adapting the staging practices that go with an artistic self-image. This development is accompanied by a philosophy of cooking as a speculative cultural technique. This volume investigates the dimensions of a new culinary turn, combining for the very first time contributions from the theory and practice of cooking.

Cultural History in Europe : Institutions – Themes – Perspectives

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Book Series: Mainzer Historische Kulturwissenschaften ISBN: 9783837617245 9783839417249 Year: Language: English
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Subject: History
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What is the current state of discussion in Cultural History? Which European institutions engage exclusively in Cultural History and which topics do they address? And how will Cultural History develop in the future? These and other questions are raised by European scholars in the discussion of Institutions, Themes and Perspectives of Cultural History in this volume. It provides a profound overview of contemporary developments in Scandinavia, Finland, Great Britain, Latvia, Poland, Hungary, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Italy and Spain.

Culture – Theory – Disability : Encounters between Disability Studies and Cultural Studies

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Book Series: Disability Studies. Körper – Macht – Differenz ISBN: 9783837625332 9783839425336 Year: Language: English
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Subject: Social Sciences
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Which theoretical approaches of contemporary cultural criticism can Disability Studies employ? At the same time, what can Cultural Studies gain by incorporating disability more fully as a framework for critical analysis? This international collection of essays enriches the thriving discourse of Cultural Disability Studies by offering stimulating dialogues between British, Czech, German and US-American scholars. In order to contour the various 'contact zones' between the two fields, the volume works transdisciplinarily, drawing on fields such as sociology, literary studies, art history and philosophy.

Digital Environments : Ethnographic Perspectives Across Global Online and Offline Spaces

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Book Series: Edition Medienwissenschaft ISBN: 9783837634976 9783839434970 Year: Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100585
Subject: Media and communication
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Digital technology already has permeated the physical world. Devices such as smartphones, tablets or wearables and online venues like virtual worlds and social networks have penetrated every part of our lives. The contributions to this volume apply innovative forms of ethnographic research to the digital realm. They examine the emergence of new online communities around Greenlandic news blogs or Malaysian LGBT Facebook groups, the rise of transnational migrant networks facilitated by social media, or the representation of conflicts and the proliferation of ideologies within online spaces.

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