Siting Culture

The Shifting Anthropological Object

Author: Kirsten Hastrup,Karen Fog Olwig

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134749457

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

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Culture has been subject to critical debate in anthropology during the past decade and this is related to a shift in emphasis from the bounded local culture to transnational cultural flows. At the same time that cultural mobility is being emphasized, the people studied by anthropologists are recasting culture as a place of belonging as they construct local identities within global fields of relations. So far, much of the analysis of the role of place in culture has been carried out at a level of theoretical debate. Siting Culture argues that it is only through rich ethnographic studies that anthropologists may explore the significance of place in the global space of relations which mould the lives of people throughout the world. By examining the concept of culture through case studies from Europe, Africa, Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean it probes the methodological and theoretical implications of the divergent scholarly and popular concepts of culture.
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Kunst der Verbindung

transnationale Netzwerke, Kunst und Globalisierung

Author: Christine Nippe

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783825891152

Category: Art and globalization

Page: 117

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Hotel Glamour

Venezolanische Transformistas in Europa

Author: Katrin Vogel

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593399636

Category: Social Science

Page: 316

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Trans, Prostituierte, Migrantinnen ohne geregelten Aufenthaltsstatus - das Leben venezolanischer Transformistas in Europa verläuft in einer körperlichen, legalen und räumlichen Grauzone. Transformistas verstehen sich als männlich Geborene, die ihre Körper zu hyperfemininer Schönheit formen, weil sie Männer begehren. Ihren Traum von Europa, vom großen Geld und Hedonismus verwirklichen sie, indem sie die Nachfrage nach Transprostituierten auf dem europäischen Sexmarkt bedienen. Im "Hotel Glamour" in Barcelona hat Katrin Vogel den Alltag der Transformistas jenseits des Straßenstrichs geteilt. Entstanden ist die Ethnografie einer Lebenswelt, die sich zwischen dem prekären "Hier und Jetzt" in Europa und dem Wunsch nach einem Eigenheim an der Karibikküste Venezuelas aufspannt.
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Tourism, Mobility and Second Homes

Between Elite Landscape and Common Ground

Author: Prof. C. Michael Hall,Dr. Dieter K. Müller

Publisher: Channel View Publications

ISBN: 1845413717

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 292

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Second homes - the cottage, the summer house, the bach - are an important part of the tourism and leisure lifestyles of many people in the developed world. Second homes are therefore an integral component of tourism experiences in rural and peripheral areas. Yet, despite their significance not only for tourism but also for rural communities and the rural economy, relatively little research has been undertaken on the topic until recent times. This volume represents the first major international analysis and review of second homes for over 25 years. It will provide a significant resource for those interested in changing patterns of tourism and leisure behaviour as well as the use of the countryside and peripheral areas. The book describes the economic, social and environmental impacts of second homes as well as their planning implications and places such discussions within the context of contemporary human mobility. The volume represents essential reading for those interested in rural regional development processes and the development of new rural leisure landscapes.
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The Haider Phenomenon in Austria

Author: Ruth Wodak,Anton Pelinka

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412824934

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

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Austria does not often make political headlines. It has at least twice in recent years: in 1986, when the "Waldheim Affair" was debated worldwide, and in 1999, when the Austrian Freedom Party (FPOe) under Joerg Haider received 27 percent of the vote in national elections. Established by former Nazis for former Nazis, the FPOe entered the mainstream of Austrian politics when it became part of a coalition government. This volume explores whether its rise is a uniquely Austrian phenomenon or corresponds to broader social and political changes in Europe. Parallels to Haider's party can be found in other European countries. Its anti-immigration agenda and rhetoric are similar to those of the French FN, the Belgian Vlaams Bloc, and the Italian Lega Nord. And its anti-European Union posture is similar to the sentiments of the "anti-Maastrich" wing of the British conservative party. However, European reaction to the FPOe's rise derives not only from its policies, but its linkage to past suspicions that the Austrians have not learned the lessons of history as had the Germans. The FPOe's success strengthened that impression. In response, 14 European Union governments downgraded their bilateral relations with the Austrian government to a purely technical level. Although the sanctions were lifted in September 2000, the spotlight is still very much on Austria, and concern about the FPOe remains high. This important volume contains eleven chapters by internationally prominent scholars from a broad spectrum of the social sciences. Its cross-disciplinary approach provides perspective on the Haider phenomenon, its rhetoric, and its impact on daily life in Austria. It also analyzes the influence of right-wing populism on politics, culture, and society, and its implications in Austria as well as elsewhere in Europe. The Haider Phenomenon will be of interest to historians, political scientists, those in European studies, and scholars in contemporary political extremism. Ruth Wodak is professor of applied linguistics and discourse analysis at the University of Vienna and director of the research center, "Discourse, Politics, Identity," at the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Anton Pelinka is professor of political science at the University of Innsbruck and director of the Institute of Conflict Research Vienna.
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Writing Anthropology

A Call for Uninhibited Methods

Author: F. Bouchetoux

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137404175

Category: Social Science

Page: 121

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A call for new methods for anthropology, this book explores the nature of anthropological knowledge and the conditions of integration and communication with people. Starting with an analysis of anthropologists' guilt, Fan addresses issues of reflexivity, reciprocity, and respect, then builds on this to evaluate how researchers generate knowledge.
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The Oxford Handbook of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies

Author: Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh,Gil Loescher,Katy Long,Nando Sigona

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191645885

Category: Political Science

Page: 800

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Refugee and Forced Migration Studies has grown from being a concern of a relatively small number of scholars and policy researchers in the 1980s to a global field of interest with thousands of students worldwide studying displacement either from traditional disciplinary perspectives or as a core component of newer programmes across the Humanities and Social and Political Sciences. Today the field encompasses both rigorous academic research which may or may not ultimately inform policy and practice, as well as action-research focused on advocating in favour of refugees' needs and rights. This authoritative Handbook critically evaluates the birth and development of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies, and analyses the key contemporary and future challenges faced by academics and practitioners working with and for forcibly displaced populations around the world. The 52 state-of-the-art chapters, written by leading academics, practitioners, and policymakers working in universities, research centres, think tanks, NGOs and international organizations, provide a comprehensive and cutting-edge overview of the key intellectual, political, social and institutional challenges arising from mass displacement in the world today. The chapters vividly illustrate the vibrant and engaging debates that characterise this rapidly expanding field of research and practice.
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Sound Tracks

Popular Music Identity and Place

Author: John Connell,Chris Gibson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134699123

Category: Science

Page: 336

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Sound Tracks is the first comprehensive book on the new geography of popular music, examining the complex links between places, music and cultural identities. It provides an interdisciplinary perspective on local, national and global scenes, from the 'Mersey' and 'Icelandic' sounds to 'world music', and explores the diverse meanings of music in a range of regional contexts. In a world of intensified globalisation, links between space, music and identity are increasingly tenuous, yet places give credibility to music, not least in the 'country', and music is commonly linked to place, as a stake to originality, a claim to tradition and as a marketing device. This book develops new perspectives on these relationships and how they are situated within cultural and geographical thought.
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Reframing Pilgrimage

Cultures in Motion

Author: Simon Coleman,John Eade

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134411707

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Reframing Pilgrimage argues that sacred travel is just one of the twenty-first century's many forms of cultural mobility. The contributors consider the meanings of pilgrimage in Christian, Mormon, Hindu, Islamic and Sufi traditions, as well as in secular contexts, and they create a new theory of pilgrimage as a form of voluntary displacement. This voluntary displacement helps to constitute cultural meaning in a world constantly 'en route'. Pilgrimage, which works both on global economic and individual levels, is recognised as a highly creative and politically charged force intimately bound up in economic and cultural systems
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Stichproben

Wiener Zeitschrift für kritische Afrikastudien

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Africa

Page: N.A

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"Ein guter Mann ist harte Arbeit"

eine ethnographische Studie zu philippinischen Heiratsmigrantinnen

Author: Andrea Lauser

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Filipinos

Page: 340

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Home and Away

Contextual Theology and Local Practice

Author: Stephen Burns,Clive Pearson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621895580

Category: Religion

Page: 164

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"Home and Away is a cluster of exercises in contextual theology, in different but related modes."--Preface.
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Kulturelle Dynamik der Globalisierung

Ost- und Westeuropäische Transformationsprozesse aus sozialanthropologischer Perspektive

Author: Johanna Riegler

Publisher: Austrian Academy of Sciences

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 305

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What is actually meant by cultural dynamics? How can one study cultural processes of globalization? This volume provides contributions discussing both theoretical aspects and current empirical research from a socio-cultural perspective. German text.
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Kulturwissenschaft

Felder Einer Prozessorientierten Wissenschaftlichen Praxis

Author: Heide Appelsmeyer,Elfriede Billmann-Mahecha

Publisher: Velbruck Wissenschaft

ISBN: N.A

Category: Culture

Page: 279

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Raum, Zeit, Identität

Sozialtheoretische Verortungen kultureller Prozesse

Author: Regina Bormann

Publisher: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 376

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Das Buch gibt einen Überblick über die jüngsten sozialtheoretischen Entwicklungen in Soziologie und Ethnologie. Konstatiert wird ein umfassender Wechsel der Perspektiven auf die soziale Welt. "Kultur" - der Modus der Wahrnehmung und Interpretation von Welt - wird zunehmend zum Paradigma der Erklärung sozialer Phänomene.
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Archives suisses des traditions populaires

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Folklore

Page: N.A

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Vols. 2-19, 21-22 include section: Bibliographie über die schweizerische Volkskundeliteratur, 1897-1917.
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