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African Thoughts on Colonial and Neo-Colonial Worlds Facets of an Intellectual History of Africa
Arno Sonderegger (Hrsg.)
This book shows the many facets of African engagements with the world. It starts from the premise that current global asymmetries ascribing Africa to a marginalized position are the effects of colonial and imperial pasts still lingering on. The decolonization process of the post-war structure which privileges the West in both political and...
220 Seiten, Softcover – 22,00 € *
American Beasts Perspectives on Animals, Animality and U.S. Culture, 1776–1920
Dominik Ohrem (Hrsg.)
In American history, animals are everywhere. They are a ubiquitous presence in myriad historical, literary, biographical, scientific and other documents and narratives of the American past – a past that, just like the present, was shaped by a multiplicity of relations between humans and other creatures ranging from coexistence and conviviality...
304 Seiten, Softcover – 26,00 € *
Being-with in Contemporary Performing Arts
The concept of Being-with developed by the philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy asks a fundamental question about human life, inasmuch as we have always been and will always be co-existent with people and environments. All modes of sense-making and subjectivation, but also presence, can only occur within a context and through interaction. This is why...
260 Seiten, Softcover – 28,00 € *
Beyond the Line Cultural Narratives of the Southern Oceans
The title of Beyond the Line refers to the imaginary “Line” drawn between North and South, a division established by the Peace Treaty of Cateau-Cambrésis in 1559. This is an early modern time and Eurocentric construction, according to which the southern oceanic world has long been taken as symbol of expansionist philosophies and practices. An...
272 Seiten, Hardcover – 42,00 € *
Catastrophe & Spectacle Variations of a Conceptual Relation from the 17th to the 21st Century
From epidemics in the 17th century and the Lisbon earthquake in 1755 to Guernica in World War II, the essays in this volume trace the development of the catastrophic imagination, relying heavily on pictorial media and different forms of staging. Catastrophe in its modern sense seems to be inextricably linked to its spectacular representation, be...
208 Seiten, Softcover – 25,00 € *
Jewish and Non-Jewish Spaces in the Urban Context Jüdische Kulturgeschichte in der Moderne
The unifying thread of the interdisciplinary volume Jewish and Non-Jewish Spaces in the Urban Context is the fact that Jewish spaces are almost always generated in relation to non-Jewish spaces; they determine and influence each other. This general phenomenon will be scrutinized and put to the test again and again in a varied collection of...
302 Seiten, Softcover – 26,00 € *
Migration and State Power Global Humanities. Studies in Histories, Cultures, and Societies
Frank Jacob (Hrsg.)/
The current situation in Europe seems to emphasize that our modern society is still not ready to accept migration as an important part of human history. Instead of welcoming immigrants and refugees with open arms, state power is trying to restrict asylum for those who are in need. The reasons, why people leave their home countries are different:...
148 Seiten, Softcover – 25,00 € *
Mosaic Space and Mosaic Auteurs On the Cinema of Alejandro González Iñárritu, Atom Egoyan, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Michael Haneke
Mosaic Space and Mosaic Auteurs constructs a model of mosaic, which extends our focus beyond narrative strategy, to approach the trend of diverse multi-strand films across genres, nations and filmmaking contexts since the late 1980s. Different from investigation of this recurring global phenomenon from perspectives of spectator engagement,...
258 Seiten, Softcover – 25,00 € *
On the Correlation of Center and Periphery Global Humanities. Studies in Histories, Cultures, and Societies
Frank Jacob (Hrsg.)/
The analysis of the relationship between center and periphery is one of many theoretical approaches found in all fields of the Humanities. Looking at this special relationship from several disciplinary perspectives is an effective methodology for establishing connections between various fields of study. Consequently, the issue contains articles...
226 Seiten, Softcover – 25,00 € *
Religion and Poverty Global Humanities. Studies in Histories, Cultures, and Societies
Frank Jacob (Hrsg.)
Nowadays religions are especially important for those who are living in countries of the formerly so-called ‘Third World’. The miseries of life seem to be so hard that just an afterlife in a transcendent paradise is promising relief. Consequently, there seems to be a close connection between religion and poverty, especially in the 21st century,...
154 Seiten, Softcover – 25,00 € *
Stereotypes and Violence Global Humanities. Studies in Histories, Cultures, and Societies
Frank Jacob (Hrsg.)
Stereotypes are dangerous, especially when they are used by demagogues. Slogans, which remind the historian of darker times in human history, however, reappear again in a growing number. As companions of the rise of right wing forces in Europe they make up ground in more and more regions and gain momentum in the political debate. It consequently...
168 Seiten, Softcover – 25,00 € *
The War in Our Backyard The Bosnia and Kosovo Wars through the Lens of the German Print Media
The War in Our Backyard is a novel study of the German press’ textual and visual coverage of the wars in Bosnia (1992–1995) and Kosovo (1998–1999). Key moments from both wars have been selected and analysed using a broad range of publications reaching from far-right to far-left and including broadsheets, a tabloid and a news magazine. Two...
294 Seiten, Softcover – 25,00 € *