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Tussen hoop en vrees (Book chapter)

Book title: Sociale (on)zekerheid. De voorziene toekomst

ISBN: 9789462984608 Year: Pages: 16 Language: Dutch;
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Social Sciences
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Bij zekerheid wordt meestal gedacht aan gevaren die van buitenaf komen. Om zich tegen dergelijke risico’s te verdedigen ontwikkelt elke samenleving&#xD;betrouwbare voorzieningen. Denk aan het vormen van een dijkenstelsel,&#xD;een leger of een verzorgingsstaat. Maar hoe onszelf te beschermen&#xD;tegen gevaren die van binnen uit komen? Daarvoor heeft de mensheid in&#xD;de loopt van haar geschiedenis uiteenlopende oplossingen bedacht. Omdat&#xD;veel jagers en verzamelaars vormen van animisme omarmen, zoeken&#xD;ze bescherming in het ritueel. Omdat religie in boerensamenlevingen&#xD;doorgaans belangrijk is, kan het geloof in God voor innerlijke zekerheid&#xD;zorgen. Kenmerkend voor moderne burgers daarentegen is dat ze veel&#xD;vertrouwen in zichzelf stellen en geloven dat de eerdere arrangementen&#xD;niet meer nodig zijn. Dat komt op een gevaarlijke illusie neer, gegeven de&#xD;innerlijke onzekerheid waar we vandaag de dag mee worstelen.

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identiteit --- cultuur --- geloof --- evolutie --- ritueel

Ancrene Wisse

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Book Series: Religion and Culture in the Middle Ages ISBN: 9780708320341 Year: Pages: 208 Language: English
Publisher: University of Wales Press Grant: OAPEN-UK
Subject: Social Sciences --- Religion
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Provides an introduction to "Ancrene Wisse", one of the most important works in English of the thirteenth century. This book offers a fresh contextualisation which engages with the history of lay piety and vernacular spirituality in the Middle Ages. This book is innovative in that it provides an introduction to "Ancrene Wisse", one of the most important works in English of the thirteenth century. It offers a new contextualisation which engages with the history of lay piety and vernacular spirituality in the Middle Ages, thus extending analysis of the book beyond its original purpose as a guide for anchoresses. The placing of "Ancrene Wisse" within this context also allows comparisons to be made with other literature for semi-regular women, such as sermons preached to beguines - semi-religious women who formed communities in the Low Countries and France in the High Middle Ages.

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cultuur --- middle ages --- culture --- religie --- religion --- middeleeuwen

Ethnic Minorities and Regional Development in Asia

Book Series: ICAS Publications Series ISBN: 9789089640918 Year: Pages: 240 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Economics --- Sociology --- History
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The development experience in the world over the last century has shown that economic growth cannot be sustained without taking into consideration the social and political development of vulnerable populations, including greater recognition of minority rights. Within this context, the objective of this book is initially to support the interdisciplinary discussion that aims to join studies that surrounding the development of minorities in the Asia.

From Early Tang Court Debates to China's Peaceful Rise

Book Series: ICAS Publications Series ISBN: 9789053567951 Year: Pages: 160 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Political Science --- History
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This volume presents new topics from Chinese history of the last 1400 years from a broad range of fields such as politics, religion, society, economy and culture. The refreshing eight articles give new insights on events as different as the inter-religious court debates of the Tang, the Jiaqing reform of the Qing, the China display on the Chicago World Fair in 1893, Christianity and state-building in Chaozhou, the Taiwan salt trade, Chinese indentured labour in World War I in France, China's rise and current internet regulation. This book highlights the complexity of multi-level interaction of different agents in the center and periphery of China, inside and outside China, contributing to intellectual debates, political and social dynamics, economy structure, modernization, identity building and interaction with the outside.

The Emotional Life of Contemporary Public Memorials

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Book Series: Meertens Ethnology Cahiers ISBN: 9789089640185 Year: Pages: 52 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Sociology --- Social Sciences --- History
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From the commemoration of September 11 to the Holocaust memorial in Berlin, recent decades have witnessed a substantial increase in the number of new public memorials built in both Europe and the United States. This volume considers the contemporary explosion of public commemoration in terms of changed cultural and social practices of mourning, memory, and public feeling. Positing memorials as the physical and visual embodiment of our affective responses to loss, Erika Doss focuses especially on the memorial ephemera of flowers, candles, balloons, and cards placed at sites of tragic death in order to better comprehend how grief is mediated in contemporary commemorative cultures.

Ethnic Constructs in Antiquity

Book Series: Amsterdam Archaeological Studies ISBN: 9789089640789 Year: Pages: 368 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Sociology --- Archaeology --- History
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This volume explores the theme of ethnicity and ethnogenesis in societies of the ancient world. Its starting point is the current view in the social and historical sciences of ethnicity as a subjective construct that is shaped through interaction with an ethnic 'other'. The 13 essays collected in this volume are based on the analysis of historical, epigraphic and archaeological source material and thematically range from Archaic Greece to Early Mediaeval Western Europe. Despite frequent claims by ethnic groups to the contrary, all ethnic formations are intrinsically unstable and dynamic over time. Much of this dynamism is to be understood in close association with conflict, violence and changing constellations of power. The explicit theoretical framework, together with the wide range of case-studies makes this volume indispensable for historians, archaeologists and social scientists with an interest in the ancient world.

De fiere nachtegaal

ISBN: 9789089640215 Year: Pages: 376 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: History --- Languages and Literatures --- Music
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The Proud Nightingale covers the many facets of medieval music in the Netherlands until the year 1600. Eighteen authors discuss songs ranging from of courtly songs, including minstrels, mystics and Modern Devots, on the performance and the oral tradition of ancient songs, and on intertextuality. What is new is the use of ethnological perspective by a number of the authors. This book is a collection of songs: messages from loved ones to joyous songs sung by groups at home and in the pub, or by farmers and servants whilst weeding, mowing and harvesting. At the same time religious melodies convey their desire for God or their distaste of the world.

Shrines and Pilgrimage in the Modern World

ISBN: 9789089640116 Year: Pages: 364 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Sociology --- Religion --- History
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The modern pilgrimage - to sites ranging from Elvis's Graceland to the Vietnam veterans' annual Ride to the Wall to Jim Morrison's Paris grave - is intertwined with our existential uncertainties in the face of a rapidly changing world. In a climate that reproduces the religious quest in seemingly secular places, it is no longer clear exactly what the term pilgrimage infers - and this unique glimpse at the modern spiritual journeys critiques our notions of the secular and the sacred, while commenting on the media's multiplication of images that renders the modern pilgrimage a quest without an object. Using new ethnographical and theoretical approaches, this vivid collection offers a surprising new vision on the nonsecularity of the "secular" pilgrimage.

Strategic Affection?

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Book Series: Solidarity and Identity ISBN: 9789053568118 Year: Pages: 288 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Sociology --- History
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Gifts, from objects to hospitality and from poems to support, are a means of establishing and maintaining social ties. This study focuses on the nature of seventeenth- century Dutch social relations through the exchange of gifts by a wide range of individuals, from schoolmaster and artisan to poet and regent. Their gift-exchange behaviour is compared to contemporary gift exchange to show that both strategy and affection are necessary elements of social relations at any given time, and that what changes most is not the system but the discourse of exchange.

Erfgoed

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Book Series: Nederlandse begripsgeschiedenis ISBN: 9789053569122 Year: Pages: 336 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: History
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History, geography, and auxiliary disciplines; Culture and history

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