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Ending Slavery

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Book Series: Kultur und soziale Praxis ISBN: 9783839400494 Year: Pages: 436 DOI: 10.14361/9783839400494 Language: English
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Subject: Social Sciences
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»Ending Slavery« offers insights into the »how« of practices of slavery that persist in parts of Mauritania up to the present day. It brings to the light the gendered structures of Moorish slavery, and examines their impact on strategies and tactics designed to bring this institution to an end. Underlying this study is empirical data gathered during two periods of field research in rural central Mauritania. The analysis of life histories of slaves and freed slaves, but also of tributaries and free Moors plays a key role in the book.

Terrorismus und moderne Kriegsführung

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Book Series: Sozialtheorie ISBN: 9783837633269 9783839433263 Year: DOI: 10.14361/9783839433263 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103348
Subject: Political Science
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Der Begriff "Terrorismus" ist definitorisch uneindeutig - und das macht jeden Akteur zu einem bestimmten Grad zum Terroristen. Dieses Paradox zieht Eva-Maria Heinke als Ausgangspunkt für eine tiefgreifende Analyse der Strategien moderner Kriegsführung heran und löst es durch die gegenwärtig einmalige Verwendung von sogenannten Fuzzy-Inferenzsystemen zum Zwecke der Typisierung politischer Gewalt auf. Die intensive Verbindung von soziologischer Gewaltforschung mit der Mathematik unscharfer Mengen macht den Grad der Verwendung politischer Gewaltstrategien erstmalig berechenbar - und ermöglicht somit einen völlig neuartigen Blick auf den strategischen Kontext des Handelns politischer Gewaltakteure.

The Social Life of Anti-Terrorism Laws

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Book Series: Sozialtheorie ISBN: 9783839409640 Year: Pages: 196 DOI: 10.14361/9783839409640 Language: English
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Subject: Sociology
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This book addresses two developments in the conceptualisation of citizenship that arise from the »war on terror«, namely the re-culturalisation of membership in a polity and the re-moralisation of access to rights. Taking an anthropological perspective, it traces the ways in which the trans-nationalisation of the »war on terror« has affected notions of »the dangerous other« in different political and social contexts, asking what changes in the ideas of the state and of the nation have been promoted by the emerging culture of security, and how these changes affect practices of citizenship and societal group relations.

Target Markets – International Terrorism Meets Global Capitalism in the Mall

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Book Series: Edition Cultural Studies ISBN: 9783837633528 9783839433522 Year: DOI: 10.26530/oapen_627662 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100579
Subject: Political Science
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This ground-breaking book explores the points of convergence between corporate capitalism and terrorist practice. Assessing the increase in the number of terrorist attacks directed against commercial entities in urban areas, such as the Westgate mall in Nairobi or the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris, Suzi Mirgani offers a fascinating and disturbing perspective on the spaces where supposedly oppositional ends of the spectrum meet on common ground. How is it that these urban commercial spaces provide ground zero for a conference between the most powerful forces of contemporary culture: the most mainstream and the most extreme?

Does War Belong in Museums?

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Book Series: Edition Museumsakademie Joanneum ISBN: 9783837623062 9783839423066 Year: DOI: 10.26530/oapen_627777 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100517
Subject: History
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Presentations of war and violence in museums generally oscillate between the fascination of terror and its instruments and the didactic urge to explain violence and, by analysing it, make it easier to handle and prevent. The museums concerned also have to face up to these basic issues about the social and institutional handling of war and violence. Does war really belong in museums? And if it does, what objectives and means are involved? Can museums avoid trivializing and aestheticising war, transforming violence, injury, death and trauma into tourist sights? What images of shock or identification does one generate – and what images would be desirable?

Killing and Being Killed: Bodies in Battle

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Book Series: Mainzer Historische Kulturwissenschaften ISBN: 9783839437834 Year: Pages: 272 DOI: 10.14361/9783839437834 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung
Subject: History
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What bodily experiences did fighters make through their lifetime and especially in violent conflicts? How were the bodies of fighters trained, nourished, and prepared for combat? How did they respond to wounds, torture and the ubiquitous risk of death? The articles present examples of body techniques of fighters and their perception throughout the Middle Ages. The geographical scope ranges from the Anglo-Scottish borderlands over Central Europe up to the Mediterranean World. This larger framework enables the reader to trace the similarities and differences of the cultural practice of "Killing and Being Killed" in various contexts. Contributions by Iain MacInnes, Alastair J. Macdonald, Bogdan-Petru Maleon, and others.

Transnational Organized Crime

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Book Series: Edition Politik ISBN: 9783837624953 9783839424957 Year: DOI: 10.14361/transcript.9783839424957 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103285
Subject: Social Sciences
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Transnational organized crime interferes with the everyday lives of more and more people - and represents a serious threat to democracy. By now, organized crime has become an inherent feature of economic globalization, and the fine line between the legal and illegal operation of business networks is blurred. Additionally, few experts could claim to have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the laws and regulations governing the international flow of trade, and hence of the borderline towards criminal transactions. This book offers contributions from 12 countries around the world authored by 25 experts from a wide range of academic disciplines, representatives from civil society organizations and private industry. Recognizing the complexity of the issue, this publication provides a cross cultural and multi-disciplinary analysis of transnational organized crime. (Conception: Regine Schönenberg and Annette von Schönfeld)

Transnational Black Dialogues

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Book Series: Postcolonial Studies ISBN: 9783837636666 9783839436660 Year: Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101257
Subject: History --- Migration
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Markus Nehl focuses on black authors who, from a 21st-century perspective, revisit slavery in the U.S., Ghana, South Africa, Canada and Jamaica. Nehl’s provocative readings of Toni Morrison’s »A Mercy«, Saidiya Hartman’s »Lose Your Mother«, Yvette Christiansë’s »Unconfessed«, Lawrence Hill’s »The Book of Negroes« and Marlon James’ »The Book of Night Women« delineate how these texts engage in a fruitful dialogue with African diaspora theory about the complex relation between the local and transnational and the enduring effects of slavery. Reflecting on the ethics of narration, this study is particularly attentive to the risks of representing anti-black violence and to the intricacies involved in (re-)appropriating slaverys archive.

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