Strategies of Distinction

The Construction of the Ethnic Communities, 300-800

Author: Walter Pohl,Helmut Reimitz

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004108462

Category: Social Science

Page: 347

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Being Different: Strategies of Distinction and Twentieth-Century American Poetic Avant-Gardes

Author: Lilian Chaitas

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3506784420

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 436

View: 2655

Das literarische Feld sei ein Mikrokosmos des sozialen Wettbewerbs um Status und Prestige – so Pierre Bourdieu. Dementsprechend rücken zwangsläufig Strategien in den Fokus des Interesses, mittels derer sich Literaturproduzenten wie -rezipienten positionieren und die erkämpfte Position behaupten. Dieser Kampf wird bestimmt durch die Logik des Sich-Abgrenzens und Sich-Abhebens von anderen. Als historisch breit angelegte Fallstudie des 20. Jahrhunderts zeichnet die vorliegende Untersuchung die im Feld der amerikanischen Lyrik vorherrschenden Machtkämpfe um (Be-)Deutungshoheit nach. Die Profilierung des Strategiebegriffs als zentrales Analyseinstrument ermöglicht es, einerseits Strategien der Selbstwahrnehmung und Selbstpositionierung und andererseits der Wahrnehmung und Positionierung von anderen Akteuren zu identifizieren. Distinktionsstrategien umfassen den Einsatz eines Arsenals von Kampfbegriffen, an denen sich der literarische Diskurs im Laufe des Jahrhunderts kontinuierlich unter sich verändernden literarhistorischen Vorzeichen abarbeitet.

Strategies of Identity Construction

The Writings of Gildas, Aneirin and Bede

Author: Stefan Schustereder

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 384700431X

Category: Fiction

Page: 281

View: 6417

Dieser Band untersucht die identitätsstiftende Funktion von Texten dreier mittelalterlicher Autoren, der De Excidio et Conquesto Brittaniae des britischen Gelehrten Gildas, eine Reihe von Stanzen des Dichters Aneirin, welche im Allgemeinen unter dem Titel Y Gododdin zusammengefasst werden, sowie die Werke Historia Ecclesiastica Gentis Anglorum, Teile der Historia Abbatum und der Chronica Maior, ein Teil des Werkes De Temporum Ratione von Beda Venerabilis. Dabei zeigt die Arbeit, dass sich in diesen Texten Elemente einer Strategie der Identitätskonstruktion entdecken lassen, welche selbst Teil eines mittelalterlichen identitätsstiftenden Diskurses zu sein scheinen. Die Studie zeigt, dass eine solche Untersuchung mittelalterlicher Schriften Schlussfolgerungen zur Strategie der Autoren und Entwicklung eines solchen Diskurses ermöglichen, welche ein verbessertes Verständnis von Ursprung und Funktion dieser Texte und einiger ihrer Elemente ermöglichen kann.

Charlemagne's Mustache

And Other Cultural Clusters of a Dark Age

Author: P. Dutton

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137062282

Category: History

Page: 279

View: 2786

Charlemagne's Mustache presents the reader with seven engaging studies, 'thick descriptions', of cultural life and thought in the Carolingian world. The author begins by asking questions. Why did Charlemagne have a mustache and why did hair matter? Why did the king own peacocks and other exotic animals? Why was he writing in bed and could he write at all? How did medieval kings become stars? How were secrets kept and conveyed in the early Middle Ages? And why did early medieval peoples believe in storm and hailmakers? The answers, he found, are often surprising.

Service Encounters

Class, Gender, and the Market for Social Distinction in Urban China

Author: Amy Hanser

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804758376

Category: Social Science

Page: 235

View: 3798

This book shows how department stores and marketplaces in China have become important sites where Chinese people understand, and perform, unequal social relations.

Whose Love of Which Country?

Composite States, National Histories and Patriotic Discourses in Early Modern East Central Europe

Author: Balázs Trencsényi,Márton Zászkaliczky

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004182624

Category: History

Page: 784

View: 4829

The volume, stemming from the long-term cooperation of scholars working on East Central European intellectual history, discusses the patterns of patriotic and national identification in the light of the multiplicity of levels of ethnic, cultural and political allegiances characterizing this region in the early modern period.


A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste

Author: Pierre Bourdieu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113587316X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 640

View: 7583

No judgement of taste is innocent - we are all snobs. Pierre Bourdieu's Distinction brilliantly illuminates the social pretentions of the middle classes in the modern world, focusing on the tastes and preferences of the French bourgeoisie. First published in 1979, the book is at once a vast ethnography of contemporary France and a dissection of the bourgeois mind. In the course of everyday life we constantly choose between what we find aesthetically pleasing, and what we consider tacky, merely trendy, or ugly. Taste is not pure. Bourdieu demonstrates that our different aesth

Regna and Gentes

The Relationship Between Late Antique and Early Medieval Peoples and Kingdoms in the Transformation of the Roman World

Author: Hans-Werner Goetz,Jörg Jarnut,Walter Pohl

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004125248

Category: Social Science

Page: 704

View: 547

This book is the first comprehensive and comparative study of the difficult relationship between ethnic identities and political organisation in the post-Roman and early medieval kingdoms. 16 authors (historians, archaeologists and linguists) deal with ten important kingdoms of this period and with its political and legal context.

Blue Collar Resistance and the Politics of Jesus

Doing Ministry with Working Class Whites

Author: Tex Sample

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 1426760361

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 3920

To be faithful to the gospel, all ministry must be indigenous; it must participate in the distinctive practices and perspectives of the people among whom ministry is taking place. Because our society tends to ignore or deny the reality of class divisions and prejudice, too many congregational leaders know too little about the world of working class whites. Continuing his groundbreaking work on class and American religion, Sample opens up the lives and lifestyles of working class whites in order to engage with them in authentic and transformational ministry. From the Circuit Rider review: "Tex Sample has written one of the most fun books to read on ministry that you will ever come across. Weaving philosophy, theology, country western lyrics, and stories throughout the book Sample at once delights and provokes us to think about the way in which we live out church in this day and age." (Click here to read the whole review.)

Strategies of Medieval Communal Identity

Judaism, Christianity and Islam

Author: Wout Jac. van Bekkum,Paul M. Cobb

Publisher: Peeters Pub & Booksellers


Category: History

Page: 186

View: 7198

The leading theme of this collection of essays and studies is the diversity of aspects of medieval communal identity. While the authors were selected for the very diversity of their interests, their final papers do tend to cohere around some recurrent themes. All of the studies in this volume touch upon one or more of the complex issues that lie at the heart of religious identity in the Middle Ages. They do so through concrete study of the very real practices by which medieval Jews, Christians and Muslims could police the perimeters of their spiritual communities. The authors were especially urged to note instances where religious identity was shaped without reference to dogmas, creeds, or sacred law. In no case are any of these papers satisfied with normative, legal definitions of Jew, Christian, or Muslim in medieval times. Sometimes small and subtle, sometimes explicit, dire, and violent, the techniques that emerge from these studies testify to the diversity of strategies of medieval communal identity over space and their changes over time.

Dramas of Distinction

Plays by Golden Age Women

Author: Teresa Scott Soufas

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813159199

Category: Drama

Page: 216

View: 2401

Renaissance Europe was the scene of flourishing and innovative dramatic art, and seventeenth-century Spain enjoyed its own Golden Age of the stage. According to traditional studies of this period, however, men seemed to be the only participants. Now in Dramas of Distinction, Teresa Scott Soufas offers the first book-length critical study of five important women playwrights: Angela de Azevedo, Ana Caro Mallen de Soto, Leonor de la Cueva y Silva, Feliciana Enriquez de Guzman, and Marfa de Zayas y Sotomayor. By locating the plays within their period, Soufas avoids universalizing women without regard to history. Her approach transcends the simple measurement of women authors against male models. Confronting the issue of female silence demanded by seventeenth-century Spanish patriarchy, Soufas compares the drive to limit and contain theater space to Renaissance society's efforts to limit and contain women. Yet these dramatists still found ways to question their own roles and male authority. Caro and Cueva investigate the difficult relationship between women and monarchy. Azevedo explores the ways Renaissance women become commodities in the marriage market. Cross-dressed women characters add carnivalesque implications to three plays in which gender identities are unstable. Finally, Enrfquez challenges the precepts of Lope de Vega's comedia nueva as she attempts to adhere to classical formal principles and reject the public playhouse. As a companion to the recently published anthology Women's Acts, also edited by Soufas, this study significantly contributes not only to Hispanic studies but also to women's studies, Renaissance studies, and comparative literature.

The Reinvention of Distinction

Modernity and the Middle Class in Urban Vietnam

Author: Van Nguyen-Marshall,Lisa B. Welch Drummond,Danièle Bélanger

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400723061

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

View: 6278

This pioneering collection brings together an international group of scholars to explore the Vietnamese middle class. From the leisure pursuits of the colonial middle class to the impact of the new urban rich on landscape of the countryside, this interdisciplinary volume explores the ways in which middle classness has been practiced in a wide range of contexts throughout the 20th century and into the 21st. In addition to offering insights into how middle classness was and is constituted and negotiated, this collection illuminates the cultural and social conditions of two distinctive periods in Vietnamese history. Three historical chapters consider how middle class status was experienced and displayed under French colonialism and in 1960s republican. These chapters offer examinations of middle classness through recreation, consumption, and associational life. Six contemporary studies examine the modes of experimentation and practice within middle class urban Vietnam. Still a sensitive topic politically, the contemporary middle class, nascent but increasingly powerful, is exerting a strong impact on the shape of contemporary society and culture, as well as on urban and rural landscapes. This volume offers a series of studies which critically interrogate the practices of those who engage in or aspire to urban middle-class lifestyles in Vietnam both in the past and in the present.

The Ontology of Time

Being and Time in the Philosophies of Aristotle, Husserl and Heidegger

Author: A. Chernyakov

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402006821

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

View: 5955


Critical Cinema

Beyond the Theory of Practice

Author: Clive Myer

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 023150456X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

View: 4693

Critical Cinema: Beyond the Theory of Practice purges the obstructive line between the making of and the theorising on film, uniting theory and practice in order to move beyond the commercial confines of Hollywood. Opening with an introduction by Bill Nichols, one of the world's leading writers on nonfiction film, this volume features contributions by such prominent authors as Noel Burch, Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen, Brian Winston and Patrick Fuery. Seminal filmmakers such as Peter Greenaway and Mike Figgis also contribute to the debate, making this book a critical text for students, academics, and independent filmmakers as well as for any reader interested in new perspectives on culture and film.

Cultures in Motion

Author: Daniel T. Rodgers,Bhavani Raman,Helmut Reimitz

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400849896

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 3493

In the wide-ranging and innovative essays of Cultures in Motion, a dozen distinguished historians offer new conceptual vocabularies for understanding how cultures have trespassed across geography and social space. From the transformations of the meanings and practices of charity during late antiquity and the transit of medical knowledge between early modern China and Europe, to the fusion of Irish and African dance forms in early nineteenth-century New York, these essays follow a wide array of cultural practices through the lens of motion, translation, itinerancy, and exchange, extending the insights of transnational and translocal history. Cultures in Motion challenges the premise of fixed, stable cultural systems by showing that cultural practices have always been moving, crossing borders and locations with often surprising effect. The essays offer striking examples from early to modern times of intrusion, translation, resistance, and adaptation. These are histories where nothing--dance rhythms, alchemical formulas, musical practices, feminist aspirations, sewing machines, streamlined metals, or labor networks--remains stationary. In addition to the editors, the contributors are Celia Applegate, Peter Brown, Harold Cook, April Masten, Mae Ngai, Jocelyn Olcott, Mimi Sheller, Pamela Smith, and Nira Wickramasinghe. Some images inside the book are unavailable due to digital copyright restrictions.

Bourdieu in International Relations

Rethinking Key Concepts in IR

Author: Rebecca Adler-Nissen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415528526

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

View: 6032

This book rethinks the key concepts of International Relations by drawing on the work of Pierre Bourdieu. The last few years have seen a genuine wave of publications promoting sociology in international relations. Scholars have suggested that Bourdieu's vocabulary can be applied to study security, diplomacy, migration and global environmental politics. Yet we still lack a systematic and accessible analysis of what Bourdieu-inspired IR might look like. This book provides the answer. It offers an introduction to Bourdieu's thinking to a wider IR audience, challenges key assumptions, which currently structure IR scholarship – and provides an original, theoretical restatement of some of the core concepts in the field. The book brings together a select group of leading IR scholars who draw on both theoretical and empirical insights from Bourdieu. Each chapter covers one central concept in IR: Methodology, Knowledge, Power, Strategy, Security, Culture, Gender, Norms, Sovereignty and Integration. The chapters demonstrate how these concepts can be reinterpreted and used in new ways when exposed to Bourdieusian logic. Challenging key pillars of IR scholarship, Bourdieu in International Relations will be of interest to critical theorists, and scholars of IR theory.


Author: David Chaney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134817355

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 1780

In the modern world our lifestyle helps to define our attitudes and values as well as show our wealth and social position. This clearly written introduction to the concept of lifestyle offers a concise guide to how the term is used in sociological accounts to refer to this modern social form. Lifestyles explores * how we should classify lifestyles * why they have become more important * what precisely constitutes a lifestyle. By reviewing a wide range of published material, introducing central themes in the sociology of modern life, examining distinctive styles in social theory and offering its own original contribution to current debates, Lifestyles provides students with a much needed overview of this often misused term.

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Consumption

Author: Frank Trentmann

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199561214

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 695

View: 7682

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Consumption offers a timely overview of how our understanding of consumption in history has changed in the last generation.

The Oxford Handbook of Late Antiquity

Author: Scott Fitzgerald Johnson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199996334

Category: History

Page: 1296

View: 3792

The Oxford Handbook of Late Antiquity offers an innovative overview of a period (c. 300-700 CE) that has become increasingly central to scholarly debates over the history of western and Middle Eastern civilizations. This volume covers such pivotal events as the fall of Rome, the rise of Christianity, the origins of Islam, and the early formation of Byzantium and the European Middle Ages. These events are set in the context of widespread literary, artistic, cultural, and religious change during the period. The geographical scope of this Handbook is unparalleled among comparable surveys of Late Antiquity; Arabia, Egypt, Central Asia, and the Balkans all receive dedicated treatments, while the scope extends to the western kingdoms, and North Africa in the West. Furthermore, from economic theory and slavery to Greek and Latin poetry, Syriac and Coptic literature, sites of religious devotion, and many others, this Handbook covers a wide range of topics that will appeal to scholars from a diverse array of disciplines. The Oxford Handbook of Late Antiquity engages the perennially valuable questions about the end of the ancient world and the beginning of the medieval, while providing a much-needed touchstone for the study of Late Antiquity itself.

Growing in the Shadow of an Empire

How Spanish Colonialism Affected Economic Development in Europe and in the World, XVIth-XVIIIth Cc

Author: Giuseppe De Luca,Gaetano Sabatini

Publisher: FrancoAngeli

ISBN: 8856848627

Category: History

Page: 445

View: 3991