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Things in Culture, Culture in Things

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Book Series: Approaches to Culture Theory ISBN: 9789949323944 9789949323951 Year: Pages: 310 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_463505 Language: English
Publisher: University of Tartu Press
Subject: Social Sciences
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This volume addresses the dynamics of materiality over time and space. In cross-cultural, multi-temporal and interdisciplinary studies the authors examine how things gain meaning and status, generate a multitude of emotions, and feed into the propagation of myths, narratives and discourses. The book is divided according to four themes: soft objects, stoic stories, consuming and the collectable, and waste and technologies. The first section discusses the meanings of the lived environment on the individual and national levels. The second section provides specific examples on the role of things in identity construction. The third section focuses on historical and contemporary aspects of consumption and collecting. The phenomena under scrutiny in the fourth section are moral dilemmas associated with and representations of dirt/waste and advancements in science and technology. Presenting diverse case studies of material culture, the volume points to rich interdisciplinary approaches in cultural theory.

Lande

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ISBN: 9781529206197 9781529207873 9781529206180 9781529206210 9781529206227 Year: Pages: 154 Language: English
Publisher: Policy Press
Subject: Sociology
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Available Open Access under CC-BY-NC licence. How can Archaeology help us understand our contemporary world? This ground-breaking book reflects on material, visual and digital culture from the Calais “Jungle” – the informal camp where, before its destruction in October 2016, more than 10,000 displaced people lived. LANDE: The Calais 'Jungle' and Beyond reassesses how we understand ‘crisis’, activism, and the infrastructure of national borders in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies, foregrounding the politics of environments, time, and the ongoing legacies of empire. Introducing a major collaborative exhibit at Oxford’s Pitt Rivers Museum, the book argues that an anthropological focus on duration, impermanence and traces of the most recent past can recentre the ongoing human experiences of displacement in Europe today.

Porträtgalerien auf Papier

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ISBN: 9783205205296 Year: Pages: 326 Seiten Language: German
Publisher: Böhlau Grant: Austrian Science Fund (FWF) - PUB 440
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The portrait collection of Emperor Francis I of Austria (1768-1835) is one of the rare examples of an aristocratic portrait collection that has been preserved. The aim of the study is to shed light on the history of this example of the Habsburgian culture of collecting and to reconstruct the development of the collection. The specific characteristic of the classification system is compared to other reconstructable collections of the 18th century like those of Prince Eugene of Savoy and of Louis Philippe I, King of the French.

Album

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ISBN: 9783835311749 Year: Pages: 351 DOI: 10.26530/oapen_439214 Language: English|German
Publisher: Wallstein Verlag Grant: Austrian Science Fund - PUB 24
Subject: Social Sciences
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The twenty-tow contributions in this transnational and interdisciplinary volume delve into the material, symbolic and aesthetic dimensions of the album format using approaches from the fields of cultural studies, literary studies and media studies. This Publication unites perspectives from English, American, German, Romance, Slavic, archive and film studies, history, art history, musicology and philosophy to explore this culturally significant ‚networking’ medium.The starting point for all of the contributions in the publication is the album format, which, with ist inscriptions and non-verbal semantics, can integrate, represent and symbolically reproduce all forms of media and culture. The volume’s main interest is the interconnectedness: The album has the innate abily to unify the most diverse subject areas. Representation, mobility, migration and memory, multiculturalism and the formation of communities, materiality and the culture of things, the discourse of friendship, family history, generational narratives, and transmedia experimentation in remolding genres and art forms all have a place in the album, as it can transform anything into one coherent aesthetic system.

Engineering Fluid Dynamics 2018

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ISBN: 9783039281121 / 9783039281138 Year: Pages: 256 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03928-113-8 Language: eng
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: General and Civil Engineering --- Technology (General)
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“Engineering Fluid Dynamics 2018”. The topic of engineering fluid dynamics includes both experimental as well as computational studies. Of special interest were submissions from the fields of mechanical, chemical, marine, safety, and energy engineering. We welcomed both original research articles as well as review articles. After one year, 28 papers were submitted and 14 were accepted for publication. The average processing time was 37.91 days. The authors had the following geographical distribution: China (9); Korea (3); Spain (1); and India (1). Papers covered a wide range of topics, including analysis of fans, turbines, fires in tunnels, vortex generators, deep sea mining, as well as pumps.

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axial fan --- rotating stall --- aerodynamic noise --- numerical simulation --- noise spectrum --- centrifugal pump --- radiation noise --- distribution characteristic --- acoustic energy --- experimental research --- thermosyphon --- volume of fluid --- multiphase flow --- evaporation and condensation --- centrifugal pump --- impeller --- blade wrap angle --- blade exit angle --- optimized design --- deep sea mining --- manganese nodules exploitation --- hydraulic collecting --- suction flow field --- dimensional analysis --- circumferential groove casing treatment --- sweep and lean --- CGCT-blade integrated optimization --- computational fluid dynamics (CFD) --- flow around cylinder --- fluid structure interaction (FSI) --- hydrodynamic response --- numerical methods --- simulation and modeling --- vortex induced vibration (VIV) ratio --- gas turbine --- axial gap --- hot streak --- heat transfer --- leading edge --- global optimization --- cavitation inception --- orthogonal test --- CFD simulation --- two-stage axial fan --- numerical simulation --- abnormal blade installation angle --- rotating stall --- Tesla turbine --- fluid dynamics --- disc thickness --- disc spacing distance --- isentropic efficiency --- plug-holing --- tunnel slope --- fire --- natural ventilation --- ventilation performance --- aspect ratio --- evacuation --- fire propagation --- tunnel vehicle fire --- unsteady heat release rate --- flow control --- vortex generators --- source term --- Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) --- OpenFOAM --- wind tunnel

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