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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
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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
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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.

Arbeit transformieren! : Denkanstöße der Kommission "Arbeit der Zukunft"

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Book Series: Forschung aus der Hans-Böckler-Stiftung ISBN: 9783839440520 9783837640526 Year: Pages: 256 DOI: 10.14361/9783839440520 Language: German
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Subject: Sociology
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In the next decades the working world will change fundamentally. What powers affect the labor market? What changes are to be expected? And what does that mean for those involved in labor politics? This conclusive report by the Commission "Work in the Future" – with members from the fields of science, businesses and unions as well as practitioners – presents a diagnosis of the current situation and provides a perspective of the future of work. Particularly, however, the commission offers food for thought on the question how society can master the fast changes so that work in the digital economy guarantees the participation in society and more than mere livelihood.

Die Arbeitswelt wird sich in den kommenden Jahrzehnten fundamental verändern. Welche Kräfte wirken auf dem Arbeitsmarkt? Mit welchen Veränderungen ist zu rechnen? Und was bedeutet dies für die arbeitsmarktpolitischen Akteure? Dieser Abschlussbericht der Kommission »Arbeit der Zukunft« – mit Mitgliedern aus Wissenschaft und Praxis, Wirtschaft und Gewerkschaften – liefert eine Diagnose der aktuellen Lage und gibt einen Ausblick auf die Zukunft der Arbeit. Vor allem aber liefert die Kommission Denkanstöße dafür, wie die Gesellschaft den rasanten Wandel so meistern kann, dass Arbeit in der digitalen Ökonomie soziale Teilhabe und mehr als die bloße Existenzsicherung garantiert.

Archäologische Untersuchungen : Über Temporalität und Dinge

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Book Series: Histoire ISBN: 9783839435861 9783837635867 Year: Pages: 246 DOI: 10.14361/9783839435861 Language: German
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Subject: History
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How does time figure in archeology? This volume shows how the past can emerge as history and the reason why a part of human history was temporalized into a Stone Age, Bronze Age, and Iron Age.

Wie kommt die Zeit in die Archäologie? Menschen erkennen sich vor allem über ihre Dinge (Arte-fakte) und sind so mit sich selbst eine Zeit. Zeitgestaltung von Menschen ist bedingt und Archäologie ihre Geschichte. Undine Stabrey zeigt am Verhältnis von Mobilität und Erkenntnis, wie Vergangenheit als Geschichte entstehen und wie sich aus Fragen Wissen entwickeln konnte. Sie vermittelt, warum und wie ein Teil der Menschheitsgeschichte in eine Steinzeit, Bronzezeit und Eisenzeit verzeitlicht wurde.

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
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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.

Behinderung als Praxis : Biographische Zugänge zu Lebensentwürfen von Menschen mit "geistiger Behinderung" (unter Mitarbeit von Michael Börner)

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Book Series: Kultur und soziale Praxis ISBN: 9783839439715 9783837639711 Year: Pages: 296 DOI: 10.14361/9783839439715_978-3-8394-3971-5_Behinderung als Praxis_Biographische Zugänge zu Lebensentwürfen von Menschen mit ¼geistiger Behinderung½____1_296_OA_Trescher, Hendrik{0000000680} Language: German
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How do »mental handicaps« become a social reality? An analysis on the basis of documented biographies.

Welche Alltagspraxen führen dazu, dass sich behinderte Identitäten ausbilden? Durch die Dokumentation der 16 Lebensgeschichten und -entwürfe von Menschen mit geistiger Behinderung geht Hendrik Trescher der Frage nach, wie diese ihren Alltag erfahren. Er legt dar, wie diese Menschen in ihrem Lebenslauf immer wieder an Diskursteilhabebarrieren stoßen und so letztlich behindert werden. Wie komplex und gleichsam radikal wirkmächtig solche Barrieren sein können, zeigt er u.a. durch Aufdecken der Zusammenhänge zwischen Behinderung und der Funktionslogik von Hilfestrukturen, die – häufig auch in ihrer Ausprägung als pädagogische Protektorate – letztlich selbst behindernd wirken.

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

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Book Series: Edition Politik ISBN: 9783837624427 9783839424421 Year: Language: English
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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: 9783839428429 9783837628425 Year: Pages: 264 DOI: 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.

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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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.

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