Deutsche Bibliographie

Halbjahres-Verzeichnis

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: German imprints

Page: N.A

View: 747

Release

European Football and Collective Memory

Author: W. Pyta,N. Havemann

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137450150

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 9694

Is it possible for football matches or players to help forge a collective European identity? Pyta and Haverman seek to answer this question through a detailed analysis of how football is remembered across the continent. European Football and Collective Memory is the first book to deal with collective memory of football on a continental scale.
Release

Ecosystem Services – Concept, Methods and Case Studies

Author: Karsten Grunewald,Olaf Bastian

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3662441438

Category: Science

Page: 312

View: 2864

Nature provides us with many services seemingly for free: recharged groundwater, fertile soil and plant biomass created by photosynthesis. We human beings draw extensive benefits from these “ecosystem services,” or ES – food, water supply, recreation and protection from natural hazards. Major international studies, such as the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, have addressed the enormous role of biodiversity and ecosystems to human well-being, and they draw particular attention to the consequences resulting from the reduction or loss of these services. These very topical issues are being addressed by authors/scientists in a wide variety of disciplines – and their approaches, terminologies and methodological specifics are just as diverse. What, for example, does the efficacy of nature or natural capital mean? Which values of nature are particularly important, how are they distributed in space and time and how can they be assessed and the relevant knowledge promoted? Can all ecosystem services be quantified and even monetarised? What should be done to ensure that the multiple services of nature will be available also in future? This book explains the multifaceted concept of ecosystem services, provides a methodological framework for its analysis and assessment, and discusses case examples, particularly from Germany. It is addressed to scientists and practitioners in the administrative, volunteer and professional spheres, especially those who deal with environment, landscape management and nature conservation and regional and land-use planning. The target group includes experts from the business community, politicians and decision makers, students and all those interested in fundamental ecological, economic, ethical and environmental issues.
Release

"Blood and Homeland"

Eugenics and Racial Nationalism in Central and Southeast Europe, 1900-1940

Author: Marius Turda,Paul Weindling

Publisher: Central European University Press

ISBN: 9789637326813

Category: History

Page: 467

View: 3167

The history of eugenics and racial nationalism in Central and Southeast Europe is a neglected topic of analysis in contemporary scholarship. Moreover, national historiographies in Central and Southeast Europe have either marginalized eugenics and racial nationalism or deemed them incompatible with their respective national traditions. Accordingly, this volume has a two-fold ambition: to excavate the hitherto unknown eugenic movements in Central and Southeast Europe and to explain their relationship with racism, nationalism and anti-Semitism. On the one hand, the historiographic perspective substantiated in this volume connects developments in the history of racial anthropology, genetics and eugenics with political ideologies such as racial nationalism and anti-Semitism; on the other hand, it contests the 'Sonderweg' approach adopted by scholars dealing these phenomena in Central and Southeast Europe by arguing that concerns with eugenics and race were as widely disseminated in these regions as they were in Western Europe and North America. Book jacket.
Release

Landscape Culture - Culturing Landscapes

The Differentiated Construction of Landscapes

Author: Diedrich Bruns,Olaf Kühne,Antje Schönwald,Simone Theile

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3658042842

Category: Social Science

Page: 235

View: 2734

In this book an international group of authors reflects mechanisms of the cultural and social construction of landscapes. International migration and global exchange are associated with a multitude of different cultural meanings of landscapes. The logics of multi-cultural perceptions and meanings of landscape call for trans-disciplinary research, and for guidance on addressing culturally sensitive issues and inclusion in practical planning.
Release

The Sociology of Space

Materiality, Social Structures, and Action

Author: Martina Löw

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349695688

Category: Social Science

Page: 303

View: 2059

In this book, the author develops a relational concept of space that encompasses social structure, the material world of objects and bodies, and the symbolic dimension of the social world. Löw’s guiding principle is the assumption that space emerges in the interplay between objects, structures and actions. Based on a critical discussion of classic theories of space, Löw develops a new dynamic theory of space that accounts for the relational context in which space is constituted. This innovative view on the interdependency of material, social, and symbolic dimensions of space also permits a new perspective on architecture and urban development.
Release

Creating a Hellenistic World

Author: Andrew Erskine,Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 1910589241

Category: History

Page: 380

View: 7019

Alexander's conquest of the Persian empire had far-reaching impact, in space and time. Much of the territory that he seized would remain under the control of Macedonian kings until the arrival of the Romans. But Macedonian power also brought with it Greeks and Greek culture. In this book, leading scholars in the field explore the creation of this Hellenistic world, its cultural, political and economic transformations, and how far these were a consequence of Alexander's conquests. New kingdoms were established, new cities such as Alexandria and Antioch were founded, art and literature discovered fresh patrons. Egyptians and Iranians had to come to terms with Graeco-Macedonian rulers and settlers, while Greeks and Macedonians learned the ways of more ancient cultures. The essays presented here offer an exciting interdisciplinary approach to the study of this emerging Hellenistic world, its newness but also its oldness, both real and imagined.
Release

The Science of the Swastika

Author: Bernard Thomas Mees

Publisher: Central European University Press

ISBN: 9789639776180

Category: Psychology

Page: 363

View: 9446

"The swastika and similar symbols were employed by the ancestors of the modern-day Germans. With the Nazi seizure of power, studies of such ideographs became directly supported by the state. The Science of the Swastika is the first theoretically informed study of the relationship between an academic discipline and what the Nazis termed their Weltanschauung. It surveys the fate of Old Germanic studies under the Nazis, a discipline of especial interest to the forces of German reaction. German swastika studies also gave rise to the SS-Ahnenerbe, the antiquarian research organization through which medical experiments were later to be performed on the inmates of concentration camps. The Old Germanic studies of the Nazi period proved to be a creative foil to the almost overwhelmingly destructive side of National Socialism."--BOOK JACKET.
Release

Specialised Dictionaries for Learners

Author: Pedro A. Fuertes-Olivera

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110231336

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

View: 7453

The need for constructing a lexicographical theory with a particular focus on specialised dictionaries for learners is well documented in recent publications. This will imply paying attention to, at least, four basic lexicographic categories: learners; the learner's situation; the learner's needs; dictionary assistance. In one or other way, these categories are analysed in this book, whose eleven chapters are grouped into three parts. Part 1 reflects on some of the main ideas defended by the function theory of lexicography, perhaps the theoretical framework that has paid more attention to specialised lexicography. Part 2 presents some proposals that have already being explored in the field of general learner's dictionary and must be incorporated into specialised metalexicography: cultural aspects; figurative meaning; the inclusion of grammatical information; the use of corpora. Part 3 introduces the state of play regarding specialised dictionaries in China and offers some ideas for coping with the proliferation of terminological glossaries in Internet. The book also describes Enrique Alcaraz's academic achievements, together with some personal anecdotes, and a personal short tribute to his memory.
Release

Uneasy Allies

British-German Relations and European Integration Since 1945

Author: Klaus Larres,Elizabeth Meehan

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191544574

Category: Political Science

Page: 360

View: 5222

Throughout the second half of the 20th century, fundamental differences in values and policy can be discerned in British-German relations. For historical, political, and economic reasons, the collective memories of both nations have retained very different identities and attitudes towards each other and towards the European continent and European integration. Yet, Britain is one of the most significant European partners for Germany and Germany is of great importance for Britains role in Europe. This book focuses on the influence of European integration on the policies of Britain and Germany towards each other. It considers British-German relations in the context of European integration in their historical dimensions since 1945. Britains ambiguous policy towards the GDR and Mrs Thatchers opposition to German unification are also discussed. In particular, the book focuses on the post-1990 relationship and examines the political, security related, economic and financial as well as the social aspects of the dynamic British-German relations in an ever more interdependent world. The influence of the US and France on both Germany and Britain and their European policies is therefore considered in detail. This book offers interesting and challenging insights into the evolution of British-German relations within the context of European integration in the post-Second World War and post-Unification era. The book argues that throughout the latter half of the twentieth century Britain and Germany can be characterised as uneasy allies. It is only since the late 1990s Britain and Germany appear to have become genuine partners in the context of European integration.
Release

Interval Analysis

and Automatic Result Verification

Author: Günter Mayer

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110499460

Category: Mathematics

Page: 532

View: 4856

This self-contained text is a step-by-step introduction and a complete overview of interval computation and result verification, a subject whose importance has steadily increased over the past many years. The author, an expert in the field, gently presents the theory of interval analysis through many examples and exercises, and guides the reader from the basics of the theory to current research topics in the mathematics of computation. Contents Preliminaries Real intervals Interval vectors, interval matrices Expressions, P-contraction, ε-inflation Linear systems of equations Nonlinear systems of equations Eigenvalue problems Automatic differentiation Complex intervals
Release

Differentiation Theory and Social Change

Comparative and Historical Perspectives

Author: Jeffrey C. Alexander,Paul Burbank Colomy

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231069960

Category: Social Science

Page: 510

View: 4398

Release

Lacquerware in Asia

Today and Yesterday

Author: Monika Kopplin

Publisher: United Nations Educational

ISBN: 9789231038082

Category: Art

Page: 240

View: 549

Dating back several thousand years in Chinese history, the art of lacquer is one of the most ancient and venerable expressions of Asian culture. However, the survival of this traditional knowledge so firmly rooted in people's daily life is under threat. This book offers a comprehensive picture of both lacquer creative arts and craftsmanship, allowing comparisons among different methods and materials used in Cambodia, China, India, Korea, Japan Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam.
Release

Timewatch

The Social Analysis of Time

Author: Barbara Adam

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745665543

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

View: 8935

In this book the author moves beyond the time of clocks and calendars in order to study time as embedded in social interactions, structures, practices and knowledge, in artefacts, in the body, and in the environment. Adam suggests ways not merely to deconstruct but to reconstruct both common-sense and social science understanding.
Release

The Olympic Games

The First Thousand Years

Author: M. I. Finley,H. W. Pleket

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486149412

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 5651

A definitive survey of the Olympic Games, from 776 B.C. to A.D. 261. Readers are introduced, with absorbing detail, to the games' events and their historical, social, and religious context. 40 unnumbered plates of illustrations.
Release

An Aramaic Handbook

With Contributions by Z. Ben-Hayyim [and Others]

Author: Zeev Ben-Ḥayyim

Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag

ISBN: N.A

Category: Aramaic language

Page: N.A

View: 1180

Release

Writing in the Dust

After September 11

Author: Rowan Williams

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802821195

Category: Religion

Page: 90

View: 2099

On September 11, 2001, Rowan Williams, the newly appointed Archbishop of Canterbury, was at Trinity Church, Wall Street, just two blocks from the World Trade Center. Trapped by dust and debris as the terrible events of that morning unfolded, Williams offered encouragement and prayer to those around him. Soon after, he wrote this small, poignant reflection on the meaning of that horrific day. This is not a book of academic theology or a program for action. Rather, it is one person's heartfelt attempt to find words for the grief, shock, and loss following one of America's darkest days. It is also an effort to find wisdom for the days ahead. Newly available in paperback, Writing in the Dust offers spiritual direction to all who struggle to discern how faith might begin to think and feel its way through the nightmare.
Release

The Elements of Mathematical Semantics

Author: Maurice V. Aldridge

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110871432

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

View: 4453

TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS is a series of books that open new perspectives in our understanding of language. The series publishes state-of-the-art work on core areas of linguistics across theoretical frameworks as well as studies that provide new insights by building bridges to neighbouring fields such as neuroscience and cognitive science. TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS considers itself a forum for cutting-edge research based on solid empirical data on language in its various manifestations, including sign languages. It regards linguistic variation in its synchronic and diachronic dimensions as well as in its social contexts as important sources of insight for a better understanding of the design of linguistic systems and the ecology and evolution of language. TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS publishes monographs and outstanding dissertations as well as edited volumes, which provide the opportunity to address controversial topics from different empirical and theoretical viewpoints. High quality standards are ensured through anonymous reviewing.
Release

Korean Screen Cultures

Interrogating Cinema, TV, Music and Online Games

Author: Andrew David Jackson,Colette Balmain

Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften

ISBN: 9783034318228

Category: Mass media

Page: 330

View: 487

The Korean Wave, or Hallyu phenomenon, has brought South Korean popular culture to the global population. Studies on Korean visual culture have therefore often focused on this aspect, leaving North Korea sidelined and often considered in a negative light because of its political regime. "Korean Screen Cultures "sets out to redress this imbalance with a broad selection of essays spanning both North and South as well as different methodological approaches, from ethnographic and audience studies to cultural materialist readings. The first section of the book, The South, highlights popular media - including online gaming and television drama - and concentrates on the margins, in which the very nature of The South is contested. The South and the North examines North Korea as an ideological other in South Korean popular culture as well as discussing North Korean cinema itself. The Global offers new approaches to Korean popular culture beyond national borders and includes work on K-pop and Korean television drama. This book is a vital addition to existing scholarship on Korean popular culture, offering a unique view by providing an imaginary unification of the two Koreas negotiated through local and transnational popular culture flows.
Release