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Kafka and the Universal

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Book Series: Interdisciplinary German Cultural Studies ISBN: 9783110458121 Year: Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103588
Subject: Sociology
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Kafka`s work has been attributed a universal significance and is often regarded as the ultimate witness of the human condition in the twentieth century. Yet his work is also considered paradigmatic for the expression of the singular that cannot be subsumed under any generalization. This paradox engenders questions not only concerning the meaning of the universal as it manifests itself in (and is transformed by) Kafka`s writings but also about the expression of the singular in literary fiction as it challenges the opposition between the universal and the singular. The contributions in this volume approach these questions from a variety of perspectives. They are structured according to the following issues: ambiguity as a tool of deconstructing the pre-established philosophical meanings of the universal the concept of the law as a major symbol for the universal meaning of Kafka`s writings the presence of animals in Kafka`s texts the modernist mode of writing as challenge of philosophical

The Well-Being of Children. Philosophical and Social Scientific Approaches

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ISBN: 9783110450521 9783110450644 Year: Pages: 176 DOI: 10.1515/9783110450521 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Social Sciences --- History --- Mathematics
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This volume explores the questions related to the theory, practice, and policy of the well-being and well-becoming of children. It does so in a truly interdisciplinary way with a focus on the social sciences and philosophy, giving therefore justice to the growing insight that studying and promoting the well-being of children has a strong ethical component. It is dependent on the questions of good life, its conditions and cannot be separated from the concept of social justice and moral entitlements of children and their families. In this book, philosophers and social scientists, in close dialogue, shed light on some of the most challenging matters involved.

The German-Jewish Experience Revisited

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Book Series: Perspectives on Jewish Texts and Contexts ISBN: 9783110393323 Year: Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103581
Subject: Sociology
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This volume includes both historical treatments of differing German-Jewish understandings of their experience – their relations to their Judaism, general culture and to other Jews – and contemporary reflections and competing interpretations as to how to understand the overall experience of German Jewry.

The Book of Job

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Book Series: Perspectives on Jewish Texts and Contexts ISBN: 9783110393989 Year: Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103578
Subject: Sociology
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The Book of Job has held a central role in defining the project of modernity from the age of Enlightenment until today. Why has Job`s response to disaster become a touchstone for modern reflections on catastrophic events? This volume engages this question and offers new perspectives on the tragic bent of the Book of Job, on its dramatic irony, on Job`s position as mourner, and the unique representation of the Joban body in pain.

Die Sprache der Judenfeindschaft im 21. Jahrhundert

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Book Series: Europäisch-jüdische Studien – Beiträge ISBN: 9783110277739 Year: DOI: 10.1515/9783110277722 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103574
Subject: Sociology
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Wie artikuliert sich im 21. Jahrhundert judenfeindliches Gedankengut? Und wann ist eine Äußerung antisemitisch? Mit diesen Fragen beschäftigen sich die Sprach- und Kognitionswissenschaftlerin Monika Schwarz-Friesel und der Historiker Jehuda Reinharz anhand einer datenreichen Untersuchung des aktuellen judenfeindlichen Sprachgebrauchs. Die detaillierte Analyse der diversen Manifestationsformen von direktem und indirektem Verbal-Antisemitismus zeigt, welche geistigen Konzepte und emotionalen Ressentiments judeophoben Einstellungen zugrundeliegen. Diese äußern sich in uralten Klischees und Verschwörungstheorien ebenso wie in neuen, israelbezogenen Stereotypen. Die Studie zeigt, wie Juden als Juden verbal ausgegrenzt und beleidigt, belehrt, ermahnt und bedroht werden, und dass judenfeindliche Äußerungen von vielen Menschen artikuliert werden, als hätte es den Holocaust und seine intensive Aufarbeitung nie gegeben.

Lament in Jewish Thought

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Book Series: Perspectives on Jewish Texts and Contexts ISBN: 9783110395310 Year: DOI: 10.1515/9783110339963 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103577
Subject: Sociology
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This collection features essays by leading scholars on the philosophical, theological, poetic and cultural aspects of lament, touching on the textual traditions of lament in Judaism, from Biblical, rabbinic and medieval iterations to contemporary Yemenite oral lamentations. The volume also includes four texts on lament by Gershom Scholem, translated here for the first time into English, as well as essays interpreting Scholem`s challenging work.

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