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Escaping Poverty

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ISBN: 9783847101680 Year: Language: English
Publisher: V&R unipress Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100299
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One of the biggest debates in economic history deals with the Great Divergence. How can we explain that at a certain moment in time (the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries) a certain part of the world (the West) escaped from general poverty and became much richer than it had ever been before and than the rest of the world? Many prominent scholars discussed this question and came up with many different answers. This book provides a systematic analysis of the most important of those answers by means of an analysis of possible explanations in terms of natural resources, labour, capital, the division of labour and market exchange, accumulation and innovation, and as potential underlying determining factors institutions and culture. The author juxtaposes the views of economists / social scientists and of global historians and systematically compares Great Britain and China to illustrate his position.

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Economics

Fachspezifische und fachübergreifende Argumentation am Beispiel von Schöpfung und Evolution : Theoretische Grundlagen – Empirische Analysen – Jugendtheologische Konsequenzen

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ISBN: 9783847105060 Year: Pages: 561 Seiten Language: de
Publisher: V&R unipress Grant: Austrian Science Fund (FWF) - PUB 330
Subject: Religion
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The study is in the German-speaking area the first and only one, which empirically evaluates the argumentation skills of students (n=48) at the high school level. It furthermore draws consequences for the research in youth theology. As the technical didactical background served creation as a narration about a good beginning, and evolution as a description of the origin and development of different species. This made it possible to explore the communication form „arguing“ in this fundamental research of the pedagogy of religion not only subject-specific but across different subjects. The results show that the researched students argue and thereby use different patterns subject-specific but also across different subjects. However, it remains unclear, whether they use these patterns consciously.

Die Studie ist im deutschsprachigen Raum die erste und bisher einzige, welche am Beispiel Schöpfung und Evolution das Argumentationspotential gymnasialer Oberstufenschülerinnen und Oberstufenschüler (n=48) empirisch erhoben, ausgewertet und fachdidaktische Konsequenzen für die Forschung zur Jugendtheologie abgeleitet hat. Vor den beiden fachwissenschaftlichen Hintergründen - Schöpfung ist eine Erzählung über einen guten Anfang; Evolution ist die Beschreibung zur Entstehung und Entwicklung der verschiedener Arten – wurde im Rahmen dieser religionspädagogischen Grundlagenforschung die Kommunikationsform Argumentieren nicht nur fachspezifisch sondern auch fachübergreifend ausgelegt. Die Ergebnisse zeigen, dass die untersuchten Schülerinnen und Schüler argumentieren und dabei unterschiedliche Muster fachspezifisch aber auch fachübergreifend einsetzen. Fraglich bleibt, ob sie die Muster bewusst verwenden.

Geschichtsmythen über Hispanoamerika : Entdeckung, Eroberung und Kolonisierung in deutschen und österreichischen Schulbüchern des 21. Jahrhunderts

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ISBN: 9783847102045 Year: Pages: 246 Seiten Language: de
Publisher: V&R unipress Grant: Austrian Science Fund (FWF) - PUB 106
Subject: History --- Migration --- Education
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There are numerous popular myths concerning Hispanic America in German and Austrian textbooks from the first decade of the 21st century, and thus there is a big gap between historical narratives in textbooks and the scientific historical discourse. An analysis of textbooks from four centuries shows, that some of the myths were introduced into the textbooks in the twentieth century – for example the “myth of the flat earth” of medieval times. The myths relating to Hispanic America and the images and assumptions they conveyed were important to many different groups throughout history, became incorporated into collective memory and were uncritically incorporated into German and Austrian textbooks.

Das Thema Hispanoamerika ist in deutschen und österreichischen Geschichtsschulbüchern aus dem ersten Jahrzehnt des 21. Jahrhunderts massiv von populären Geschichtsmythen geprägt, was eine große Kluft zwischen Schulbuchdiskurs und Fachwissenschaft zur Folge hat. Teilweise gelangten die Mythen - wie beispielsweise die Erzählung über die von Kolumbus überwundene vermeintlich flache Erde des Mittelalters - erst im 20. Jahrhundert in die Lehrwerke, was anhand einer Analyse von Schulbüchern aus vier Jahrhunderten gezeigt werden kann. Die Mythen zu Hispanoamerika und ihre verschiedenen Basisannahmen waren für verschiedene Kollektive im Laufe der Geschichte wichtige Tradierungsbedürfnisse, wurden Teil des kollektiven Bewusstseins und unhinterfragt in deutsche und österreichische Schulbücher übernommen.

Narratology, Hermeneutics, and Midrash : Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Narratives from the Late Antiquity through to Modern Times

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Book Series: Poetics, Exegesis and Narrative - Band 002 ISBN: 9783847103080 Year: Language: English
Publisher: V&R unipress Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100359
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The contributions compiled in this volume comprise studies of Jewish texts – biblical, rabbinic, medieval, and modern – as well as of patristic and medieval Christian texts, and in one case, a passage of the Muslim text par excellence, the Quran. The authors, scholars in the fields of Jewish Studies, Catholic and Protestant Theology, Islamic Studies, German philology etc., invited to reflect on texts of their respective disciplines in context-sensitive interpretations, taking into account the link connecting Midrash, hermeneutics, and narrative, provide illuminating narratological and/or hermeneutical insights into the texts in question. The interdisciplinary dialogue that characterized the conference “Narratology, Hermeneutics, and Midrash” that gave rise to the volume proves to be rich and full of potential for further research in the direction proposed by the Series Poetics, Exegesis and Narrative. Studies in Jewish literature and art.

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Theology

New Approaches to the Analysis of Jihadism : Online and Offline

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Book Series: Studying Jihadism - Band 001 ISBN: 9783899719000 Year: Language: English
Publisher: V&R unipress Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100358
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Jihadism has been an important issue of public discussions since 9/11. Internet media have been used by Jihadis as means of communication, propaganda, recruitment, and even training purposes. In this volume, the processes of interaction on Jihadi internet sites are analysed. Particular attention lays on the mechanisms of spread of propaganda via the internet by diverse technical means. The process of transformation of Islamic knowledge into Jihadi knowledge, the rhetorics of videos, the development of South Asian Jihadi organisations and some conceptual issues are discussed.

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Theology

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