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Testing the Margins of Leisure

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Book Series: Heidelberg Studies on Transculturality ISBN: 9783947732753 9783947732739 9783947732746 Year: Pages: 316 DOI: 10.17885/heiup.550 Language: English
Publisher: Heidelberg University Publishing (heiUP)
Subject: Social Sciences
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This volume offers eight studies on different historical and present-day aspects of leisure in Asia. It critically engages with the predominant Eurocentric focus of leisure studies, bringing into the discussion a number of crucial issues such as the role of leisure as a transcultural contact zone. The volume engages with a field that has been rapidly growing due to the heightened role of leisure activities in defining a person’s identity, the fading of the work/leisure divide in the post-industrial age, and the increasing economic importance of leisure pursuits such as tourism. Bringing Asia into the discussion contributes in resetting the study of leisure into a truly global context.
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Transkulturelle Verflechtungen - Mediävistische Perspektiven

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ISBN: 9783863952778 Year: DOI: 10.17875/gup2016-981 Language: German
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: History
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Having elicited much attention in the humanities in recent years, transcultural phenomena will, in all probability, remain a topic of debate in the near future. Being the product of a collaborative act of writing involving nine authors with different specializations, this study is an introduction to the study of phenomena of transcultural entanglement as well as an effort at systematically exploring this field of research from different medievalist perspectives.

Religion and Aesthetic Experience

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Book Series: Heidelberg Studies on Transculturality ISBN: 9783947732036 9783947732029 9783947732012 Year: Pages: 256 DOI: 10.17885/heiup.416 Language: English
Publisher: Heidelberg University Publishing (heiUP)
Subject: History of arts
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Religious aesthetics have gained increasing importance over the past few years in the fields of Religious studies and Islamic studies. This volume highlights the transcultural dimensions of the theoretical foundations of religious aesthetics. It explores aesthetic experience in the religious field through a series of case studies. These include Islamic sermons from the Middle East and South Asia, Islamic religious chanting, a chapter of the Qurʾān, a German performance artist, Indian rasa theory, and Arabic and Bengali literature. Together, the authors demonstrate that the analysis of the aesthetic forms of religious mediation across regions and genres is a fruitful approach to transcultural studies.

Buddhism and the Dynamics of Transculturality. New Approaches

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Book Series: Religion and Society ISSN: 14375370 ISBN: 9783110413083 Year: Volume: 64 Pages: 270 DOI: 10.1515/9783110413083 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Religion
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For over 2500 years, Buddhism was implicated in processes of cultural interaction that in turn shaped Buddhist doctrines, practices and institutions. While the cultural plurality of Buddhism has often been remarked upon, the transcultural processes that constitute this plurality, and their long-term effects, have scarcely been studied as a topic in their own right. The contributions to this volume present detailed case studies ranging across different time periods, regions and disciplines, and they address methodological challenges as well as theoretical problems. In addition to casting a spotlight on topics as diverse as the role of trade contacts in the early spread of Buddhism, the hybrid nature of religious practices in Japan or Indo-Tibetan relations in Tibetan polemical literature, the individual papers jointly raise the question as to whether there might be something distinct about how Buddhism steers and influences forms of cultural exchange, and is in turn shaped by modalities of cultural interaction throughout Asian, as well as global, history. The volume is intended to demonstrate the need for investigating transcultural dynamics more closely in the study of Buddhism, and to suggest new avenues for Buddhist Studies.

Passing Through Shanghai: Ethnographic Insights into the Mobile Lives of Expatriate Youths

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Book Series: Heidelberg Studies on Transculturality ISBN: 9783946054030 9783946054047 9783946054054 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 338 DOI: 10.17885/heiup.48.42 Language: English
Publisher: Heidelberg University Publishing (heiUP)
Subject: History --- Migration
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Passing Through Shanghai examines how children experience international mobility. Focusing on a specific yet diverse group of expatriate youths in contemporary Shanghai, the book investigates how children negotiate cultural identity when they are subject to the highly mobile and often privileged lifestyle associated with their parent’s international careers. The ethnographic fieldwork that informs the book was carried out in Shanghai from 2010 to 2012 and focused on expatriate teenagers’ everyday practices, their lives at international schools, their engagement with the city, their dreams and aspirations, as well as their questions of belonging. The book’s ethnographic approach captures the “in-between” state of moving while growing up and explores teenage practices and positionings in this transitory situation. The teenagers’ own perspectives and experiences of living in expatriate communities contribute to a larger view of the interdependence and contradictions between the aspired flexibility of twenty-first century identities and the rigidity of cultural divisions based on nationality, ethnicity, gender, and class.

Transdifferenz und Transkulturalität

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ISBN: 9783837632484 Year: Pages: 455 Seiten Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Austrian Science Fund (FWF) - PUB 486
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Through the concept of transdifference, conventional differentiations in terms of gender, ethnicity, class, generation or nation can be critically analyzed.The contributors of the volume show that moments of transdifference point to the possibilities of the modern individual to take part in shaping social structures in the late Habsburg monarchy during its social transformation. Discussing questions of canonization, multilingualism and transculturality, the essays explore forgotten works and reflect upon modern ways of living as well as the transgression of gender-specific and ethnic boundaries both in elite and mass culture.

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