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Citizenship in the Arab World

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Book Series: IMISCoe Research ISBN: 9789089640451 Year: Pages: 192 DOI: 10.5117/9789089640451 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Sociology
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The book is the fruit of five years of on-site research on citizenship in the Arab world. It takes a broader legal perspective to the multifaceted reality of nationality and citizenship. The methodology employed builds on the interdisciplinary approach of comparative legal studies, and brings in theories, concepts and insights from anthropology, political science, Arab and Islamic studies, linguistics and sociology. The work relies on a broad range of Western and Arab references, and all sources and documents were directly accessed in their original languages; this is particularly relevant for Arab legislation (all in-text reference has been translated by the author, and the original has been inserted using scientific transliteration).

AIDS, Intimacy and Care in Rural KwaZulu-Natal

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Book Series: Care & Welfare ISBN: 9789089643599 Year: Pages: 256 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_408875 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Internal medicine --- Public Health --- Sociology --- Social Sciences
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In 2003-2006, Patricia Henderson lived in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal where she recorded the experiences of people living with HIV/AIDS. In this illuminating study, she recounts the concerns of rural people and explores local repertoires through which illness was folded into everyday life. The book spans a period when antiretroviral medication was not available, and moves on to a time when the treatment became accessible. Hope gradually became manifest in the recovery of a number of people through antiretroviral therapies and 'the return' of bodies they could recognise as their own. This research implies that protracted interaction with people over time, offers insights into the unfolding textures of everyday life, in particular in its focus on suffering, social and structural inequality, illness, violence, mourning, sensibility, care and intimacy.

Identity Processes and Dynamics in Multi-Ethnic Europe

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ISBN: 9789089640468 Year: Pages: 384 DOI: 10.5117/9789089640468 [2] Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Sociology --- History --- Migration
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Globalisation, migration and integration have shaken up identity processes and identity dynamics as never before. But in a post-colonial, multi-ethnic Europe, what is identity? How is it constructed? Identity Processes and Dynamics in Multi-Ethnic Europe endeavours to answer these questions and more. Eleven of the thirteen chapters present empirical case studies from the Basque Country, the Netherlands, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Portugal - thus resulting in one of the first international volumes to highlight Portugal's diverse and complex migration flows. Transnationalism also takes centre stage in several contributions that survey various types of informal and formal networks in local communities and across national borders. Via American studies, anthropology, cultural studies, ethnology, history, social psychology and sociology, the authors come from an array of disciplines as dynamic as the continent about which they write.

The Family in Question

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Book Series: IMISCoe Research ISBN: 9789053568699 Year: Pages: 314 DOI: 10.5117/9789053568699 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Sociology --- History --- Migration --- Social Sciences
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The family lives of immigrants and ethnic minority populations have become central to arguments about the right and wrong ways of living in multicultural societies. While the characteristic cultural practices of such families have long been scrutinized by the media and policy makers, these groups themselves are beginning to reflect on how to manage their family relationships. Exploring case studies from Austria, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and Australia, The Family in Question explores how those in public policy often dangerously reflect the popular imagination, rather than recognizing the complex changes taking place within the global immigrant community.

The Emotional Life of Contemporary Public Memorials

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Book Series: Meertens Ethnology Cahiers ISBN: 9789089640185 Year: Pages: 52 DOI: 10.5117/9789089640185 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Sociology --- Social Sciences --- History
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From the commemoration of September 11 to the Holocaust memorial in Berlin, recent decades have witnessed a substantial increase in the number of new public memorials built in both Europe and the United States. This volume considers the contemporary explosion of public commemoration in terms of changed cultural and social practices of mourning, memory, and public feeling. Positing memorials as the physical and visual embodiment of our affective responses to loss, Erika Doss focuses especially on the memorial ephemera of flowers, candles, balloons, and cards placed at sites of tragic death in order to better comprehend how grief is mediated in contemporary commemorative cultures.

Braving Troubled Waters

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Book Series: MARE Publication Series ISBN: 9789089640871 Year: Pages: 344 DOI: 10.5117/9789089640871 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Aquaculture and Fisheries --- Political Science --- Sociology --- Social Sciences --- History --- Performing Arts
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Dwindling fish stocks, changing markets and often ill-advised government intervention have affected the lives of Dutch fishermen for decades. The author of this study has spent years among the fishermen of the Dutch island of Texel, and this book records the changes in their working lives, tracking the influence of national and international factors on the social and cultural structures of the community.

Ethnic Constructs in Antiquity

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Book Series: Amsterdam Archaeological Studies ISBN: 9789089640789 Year: Pages: 368 DOI: 10.5117/9789089640789 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Sociology --- Archaeology --- History
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This volume explores the theme of ethnicity and ethnogenesis in societies of the ancient world. Its starting point is the current view in the social and historical sciences of ethnicity as a subjective construct that is shaped through interaction with an ethnic 'other'. The 13 essays collected in this volume are based on the analysis of historical, epigraphic and archaeological source material and thematically range from Archaic Greece to Early Mediaeval Western Europe. Despite frequent claims by ethnic groups to the contrary, all ethnic formations are intrinsically unstable and dynamic over time. Much of this dynamism is to be understood in close association with conflict, violence and changing constellations of power. The explicit theoretical framework, together with the wide range of case-studies makes this volume indispensable for historians, archaeologists and social scientists with an interest in the ancient world.

Shrines and Pilgrimage in the Modern World

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ISBN: 9789089640116 Year: Pages: 364 DOI: 10.5117/9789089640116 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Sociology --- Religion --- History
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The modern pilgrimage - to sites ranging from Elvis's Graceland to the Vietnam veterans' annual Ride to the Wall to Jim Morrison's Paris grave - is intertwined with our existential uncertainties in the face of a rapidly changing world. In a climate that reproduces the religious quest in seemingly secular places, it is no longer clear exactly what the term pilgrimage infers - and this unique glimpse at the modern spiritual journeys critiques our notions of the secular and the sacred, while commenting on the media's multiplication of images that renders the modern pilgrimage a quest without an object. Using new ethnographical and theoretical approaches, this vivid collection offers a surprising new vision on the nonsecularity of the "secular" pilgrimage.

De geesteswetenschappelijke carrousel

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ISBN: 9789053569238 Year: Pages: 160 DOI: 10.5117/9789053569238 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Political Science --- Sociology --- Social Sciences --- Philosophy
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Philosophy; Political science; Culture and institutions; Anthropology

From Behind the Curtain

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Book Series: ISIM Dissertations ISBN: 9789053569078 Year: Pages: 176 DOI: 10.5117/9789053569078 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Sociology --- Religion
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In the aftermath of 9/11 Islamic seminaries or madrasas received much media attention in India, mostly owing to the alleged link between madrasa education and forms of violence. Yet, while ample information on madrasas for boys is available, similar institutions of Islamic learning for girls have for the greater part escaped public attention so far. This study investigates how madrasas for girls emerged in India, how they differ from madrasas for boys, and how female students come to interpret Islam through the teachings they receive in these schools. Observations suggest that, next to the official curriculum, the 'informal' curriculum plays an equally important role. It serves the madrasa's broader aim of bringing about a complete reform of the students' morality and to determine their actions accordingly.

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