A Companion to Border Studies

Author: Thomas M. Wilson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119111676

Category: Social Science

Page: 640

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A Companion to Border Studies introduces an exciting and expanding field of interdisciplinary research, through the writing of an international array of scholars, from diverse perspectives that include anthropology, development studies, geography, history, political science and sociology. Explores how nations and cultural identities are being transformed by their dynamic, shifting borders where mobility is sometimes facilitated, other times impeded or prevented Offers an array of international views which together form an authoritative guide for students, instructors and researchers Reflects recent significant growth in the importance of understanding the distinctive characteristics of borders and frontiers, including cross–border cooperation, security and controls, migration and population displacements, hybridity, and transnationalism
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The Routledge Research Companion to Border Studies

Author: Doris Wastl-Walter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317043995

Category: Social Science

Page: 728

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Throughout history, the functions and roles of borders have been continuously changing. They can only be understood in their context, shaped as they are by history, politics and power, as well as cultural and social issues. Borders are therefore complex spatial and social phenomena which are not static or invariable, but which are instead highly dynamic. This comprehensive volume brings together a multidisciplinary team of leading scholars to provide an authoritative, state-of-the-art review of all aspects of borders and border research. It is truly global in scope and, besides embracing the more traditional strands of the field including geopolitics, migration and territorial identities, it also takes in recently emerging topics such as the role of borders in a seemingly borderless world; creating neighbourhoods, and border enforcement in the post-9/11 era.
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A Companion to Moral Anthropology

Author: Didier Fassin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118290585

Category: Social Science

Page: 664

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A Companion to Moral Anthropology is the first collective consideration of the anthropological dimensions of morals, morality, and ethics. Original essays by international experts explore the various currents, approaches, and issues in this important new discipline, examining topics such as the ethnography of moralities, the study of moral subjectivities, and the exploration of moral economies. Investigates the central legacies of moral anthropology, the formation of moral facts and values, the context of local moralities, and the frontiers between moralities, politics, humanitarianism Features contributions from pioneers in the field of moral anthropology, as well as international experts in related fields such as moral philosophy, moral psychology, evolutionary biology and neuroethics
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Der Leviathan

Author: Thomas Hobbes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783866474116

Category:

Page: 336

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Thomas Hobbes Leviathan ist das Sinnbild unumschränkter und unteilbarer staatlicher Macht- Der Mensch, von Natur aus ein egoistisches und auf Selbsterhaltung bedachtes Wesen, findet die Sicherheit des Zusammenlebens allein in der Institution des Staates. Das 1651 erschienene Meisterwerk des einflussreichen englischen Denkers wurde besonders im 20.Jahrhundert viel diskutiert und ist bis heute Inspirationsquelle der modernen Staatstheorie.
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Israeli-Palestinian Activism

Shifting Paradigms

Author: Alexander Koensler

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472439473

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

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When do words and actions empower? When do they betray? Based on ethnographic fieldwork, this volume tracks the repercussions of advocacy activism against house demolitions in 'unrecognised' Arab-Bedouin villages in Israel's southern 'internal frontier'. It highlights the repercussions of activism for victims, fund-raisers and activists. The ethnographic episodes show how humanitarian aid intervention and indigenous identity politics can turn into a double-edged sword. Ironically, institutional lobbying for coexistence and its interpretative categories can sometimes perpetuate different forms of subjugation. The volume also shows how, beyond the institutional lobbying, novel figures of activism emerge: informal networks create non-sectarian, cross-cutting countercultures and rethink human-environment relationships. These experimental political subjects redefine the categories of the conflict and elude the logic of zero-sum games; they point towards a shifting paradigm in current ethnopolitics. Koensler outlines an ethnographic approach for the study of social movements that follows multiple relations around mobilisations rather than studying activism in itself. This perspective thus becomes relevant for scholars and activists engaged with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and those interested in global rights discourses.
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A Companion to American Art

Author: John Davis,Jennifer A. Greenhill,Jason D. LaFountain

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118542495

Category: Art

Page: 680

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A Companion to American Art presents 35newly-commissioned essays by leading scholars that explore themethodology, historiography, and current state of the field ofAmerican art history. Features contributions from a balance of established andemerging scholars, art and architectural historians, and otherspecialists Includes several paired essays to emphasize dialogue and debatebetween scholars on important contemporary issues in American arthistory Examines topics such as the methodological stakes in thewriting of American art history, changing ideas about whatconstitutes “Americanness,” and the relationship of artto public culture Offers a fascinating portrait of the evolution and currentstate of the field of American art history and suggests futuredirections of scholarship
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Politische geographie

oder, Die geographie der staaten, des verkehres und des krieges

Author: Friedrich Ratzel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Geography

Page: 838

View: 3214

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A Companion to Translation Studies

Author: Sandra Bermann,Catherine Porter

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118616154

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 656

View: 4610

This companion offers a wide-ranging introduction to the rapidlyexpanding field of translation studies, bringing together some ofthe best recent scholarship to present its most important currentthemes Features new work from well-known scholars Includes a broad range of geo-linguistic and theoreticalperspectives Offers an up-to-date overview of an expanding field A thorough introduction to translation studies for bothundergraduates and graduates Multi-disciplinary relevance for students with diverse careergoals
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Merles Tür

Lektionen von einem freidenkenden Hund

Author: Ted Kerasote

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783866710924

Category:

Page: 431

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Ted Kerasote und sein Hund Merle sind ein perfektes Team - Geschichte um das Leben mit dem Hund in der Natur Wyomings, verbunden mit vielen wissenschaftlichen Exkursen z.B. in die Verhaltensforschung.
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Cosmopolitan Borders

Author: C. Rumford

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137351403

Category: Political Science

Page: 105

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Cosmopolitan Borders makes the case for processes of bordering being better understood through the lens of cosmopolitanism. Borders are 'cosmopolitan workshops' where 'cultural encounters of a cosmopolitan kind' take place and where entrepreneurial cosmopolitans advance new forms of sociality in the face of 'global closure'.
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Kollektives Gedächtnis und Erinnerungskulturen

Eine Einführung

Author: Astrid Erll

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3476051900

Category: Social Science

Page: 243

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Gedächtnis und Erinnerung als interdisziplinäres Forschungsfeld. Welche Forschungstraditionen und Konzepte gibt es? Wie unterscheidet sich der Gedächtnisbegriff in einzelnen Disziplinen? Wie lässt sich die Gedächtnis bildende Wirkung von Literatur und Medien analysieren? Wie kann der Beitrag literarischer Texte zur Erinnerungskultur beschrieben werden? Der Band bündelt die vielfältigen Ansätze und Methoden. Neue Themen der 2. Auflage sind z. B. Gedächtnismedienforschung und transkulturelle Erinnerung in Zeiten der Globalisierung.
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Das andere Ende der Leine

Was unseren Umgang mit Hunden bestimmt

Author: Patricia B. McConnell

Publisher: Kynos Verlag

ISBN: 3942335557

Category: Pets

Page: 256

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Dieses Buch wirft eine revolutionäre, neue Perspektive auf unseren Umgang mit Hunden: Es beleuchtet unser Verhalten im Vergleich zu dem der Hunde! Als Doktorin der Zoologie, Tierverhaltenstherapeutin und Hundetrainerin mit mehr als zwanzig Jahren Praxiserfahrung betrachtet Patricia McConnell uns Menschen augenzwinkernd wie eine interessante Spezies von Säugetieren. Fundiert, aber höchst unterhaltsam beschreibt sie, wie wir uns in Gegenwart von Hunden verhalten, wie die Hunde unser Verhalten interpretieren (oder missverstehen) könnten und wie wir am besten mit unseren vierbeinigen Freunden umgehen, um das Beste aus ihnen herauszuholen. Beginnen Sie, Hundeverhalten aus der Sicht eines Hundes zu betrachten und Sie werden verstehen, warum vieles, das wie Ungehorsam Ihres Hundes aussieht, einfach ein großes Missverständnis ist. Denn wir sind Primaten, die Hunde Caniden - und sprechen folglich andere Sprachen! Hier erfahren Sie: - Wie Ihr Hund eher auf Zuruf kommt, wenn Sie sich weniger wie ein Affe und mehr wie ein Hund benehmen - Warum der Rat, "Dominanz" über den Hund erlangen zu müssen, Sie in Schwierigkeiten bringen kann - Welche Persönlichkeitstypen Menschen und Hunden gemeinsam sind und warum die meisten Hunde lieber mit großzügigen Herrschern als mit "Möchtegern-Alphas" zusammenleben - ... und vieles mehr! Zahlreiche kleine Geschichten, Erlebnisse und amüsante Begebenheiten am Rande machen dieses Buch zu einer Fundgrube für Aha-Erlebnisse, bei denen höchstes Lesevergnügen garantiert ist. So viel Spaß kann Verhaltensforschung machen!
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Übergangsriten

Author: Arnold Van Gennep

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 9783593378367

Category: Rites and ceremonies

Page: 258

View: 5317

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Biographies in the Global South

Life Stories Embedded in Figurations and Discourses

Author: Artur Bogner,Gabriele Rosenthal

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593427451

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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Lange hat sich die soziologische Biografieforschung ganz überwiegend auf Menschen konzentriert, die im "globalen Norden" leben. Dieser Band ist ein Beitrag zu den jüngeren Bemühungen, diese viel zu enge Perspektive aufzuheben. Er zielt auf die Lebensgeschichten und Lebensverläufe von Menschen aus Afrika und dem Nahen Osten. Dabei stehen die biografischen und sozio-geschichtlichen Verflechtungen mit anderen Menschen und anderen gesellschaftlichen Gruppierungen im Mittelpunkt.
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A Companion to Latin Studies

Author: John Edwyn Sandys

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107497590

Category: History

Page: 932

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First published in 1921, this book aims to provide a comprehensive introduction to the study of ancient Rome and the Romans. The topics covered include Italian flora and fauna, state religion, typical clothing, medicine, art, literature and law, all written by authors with academic experience in their particular field.
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A Companion to Latina/o Studies

Author: Juan Flores,Renato Rosaldo

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470766026

Category: Social Science

Page: 560

View: 9067

A Companion to Latina/o Studies is a collection of 40 original essays written by leading scholars in the field, dedicated to exploring the question of what 'Latino/a' is. Brings together in one volume a diverse range of original essays by established and emerging scholars in the field of Latina/o Studies Offers a timely reference to the issues, topics, and approaches to the study of US Latinos - now the largest minority population in the United States Explores the depth of creative scholarship in this field, including theories of latinisimo, immigration, political and economic perspectives, education, race/class/gender and sexuality, language, and religion Considers areas of broader concern, including history, identity, public representations, cultural expression and racialization (including African and Native American heritage).
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