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Towards Turkish American Literature

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Book Series: Interamericana ISBN: 9783631677247 9783631677247 9783653072297 9783631709054 Year: DOI: 10.3726/978-3-653-07229-7 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103567
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The author expands the definition of Turkish American literature beyond fiction written by Americans of Turkish descent to incorporate texts that literally ‘commute’ between two national spheres. This segment of Turkish American literature transcends established paradigms of immigrant life-writing, as it includes works by Turkish authors who do not qualify as American permanent residents and were not born in the United States by Turkish parents (such as Elif Shafak and Halide Edip), and on novels where the Turkish and Ottoman matter decisively prevails over the American (Güneli Gün’s «On the Road to Baghdad» and Alev Lytle Croutier’s «Seven Houses»). Yet, these texts were written in English, were purposefully located on the American market, and simultaneously engage the Turkish and the American cultural and literary traditions.

Documenting Racism

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ISBN: 9780826405555 9781441172938 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102540
Subject: Performing Arts
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From the silent era through the 1950s, the U.S. Department of Agriculture was the preeminent government filmmaking organization. In the United States, USDA films were shown in movie theaters, public and private schools at all educational levels, churches, libraries and even in open fields. For many Americans in the early 1900s, the USDA films were the first motion pictures they watched. And yet USDA documentaries have received little serious scholarly attention. The lack of serious study is especially concerning since the films chronicle over half a century of American farm life and agricultural work and, in so doing, also chronicle the social, cultural, and political changes in the United States at a crucial time in its development into a global superpower. Focusing specifically on four key films, Winn explicates the representation of African Americans in these films within the socio-political context of their times.

Hybride Finanzierungsinstrumente in der nationalen und internationalen Besteuerung der USA

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Book Series: Forschungsergebnisse der Wirtschaftsuniversitaet Wien ISBN: 9783631564387 Year: Pages: 376 Language: German
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Economics
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Ausgehend von einer allgemeinen Übersicht des US-amerikanischen Steuerrechts in Bezug auf Finanzierungen ist die steuerliche Abgrenzung zwischen Eigen- und Fremdkapital bei hybriden Finanzierungsinstrumenten in den Vereinigten Staaten zentrales Thema der Arbeit. Zusätzlich wird eine detaillierte Analyse steuerlicher Rechtsfolgen anhand von in den USA ermittierten Instrumenten wie DECS, MIPS, PHONES und PRIDES geboten. Abschließend wird die Frage nach grenzüberschreitenden steuerlichen Gestaltungsmöglichkeiten gestellt, die unter Umständen eine Doppelbesteuerung vermeiden oder eventuell gar zu einer doppelten Nichtbesteuerung führen könnten.

Stories From 55 Years of a Transatlantic Friendship. Geschichten aus 55 Jahren transatlantischer Freundschaft/Smith College & Universität Hamburg 1961 - 2016

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ISBN: 9783943423440 Year: Pages: 196 DOI: 10.15460/HUP.176 Language: English|German
Publisher: Hamburg University Press
Subject: History
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The origin of this story of origins is the celebration, in June 2011, that took place in Hamburg to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Smith College Junior Year Program at the University of Hamburg. We wanted to replicate in print what we witnessed in person: the voicing of vivid memories that were never identical but invariably familiar; the effortless manner in which people from two institutions and two countries met and mingled; the wisdom and wit with which participants reflected on the profound effect of studying and teaching thousands of miles away from home. We wanted a record of how this remarkable program came into being and of how people over the decades have responded to and remembered what is an exchange in the truest sense. The ease with which we were able to collect some 40 contributions testifies to the strong ties between Smith College and the University of Hamburg – between Northampton and Hamburg. The essays in this volume capture the regular and lively talk between our institutions and cities.

Die Mission des American Board in Syrien im 19. Jahrhundert

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ISBN: 9783515113786 Year: Pages: 317 Seiten DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_615739 Language: German
Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag Grant: Austrian Science Fund - PUB 332
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The focus of this study is the “Syria Mission”, directed by the Protestant missionary society American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (ABCFM) from 1819 to 1870 in the Ottoman province of Syria, operating mainly within the territory of present-day Lebanon. The analysis of the cultural transfer between the Ottoman Empire and the United States of America undertaken in this study focuses on four relevant protagonists, whose contributions have not yet been sufficiently explored in missiological studies: The missionaries Eli Smith and Cornelius Van Dyck as well as the Syrian Protestants Butrus al-Bustani and John Wortabet. As a result, the Syria Mission of the ABCFM demonstrates how two different cultures met in a so called contact zone in the mission field and how these dialogue partners, despite many conflicts and disagreements, succeeded in contributing towards a fruitful dialogue.

The Mission of the American Board in Syria

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ISBN: 9783515115995 Year: Pages: 300 Seiten DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_624639 Language: English
Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag Grant: Austrian Science Fund - PUB 332
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The focus of this study is the “Syria Mission”, directed by the Protestant missionary society American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (ABCFM) from 1819 to 1870 in the Ottoman province of Syria, operating mainly within the territory of present-day Lebanon. The analysis of the cultural transfer between the Ottoman Empire and the United States of America undertaken in this study focuses on four relevant protagonists, whose contributions have not yet been sufficiently explored in missiological studies: The missionaries Eli Smith and Cornelius Van Dyck as well as the Syrian Protestants Butrus al-Bustani and John Wortabet. As a result, the Syria Mission of the ABCFM demonstrates how two different cultures met in a so called contact zone in the mission field and how these dialogue partners, despite many conflicts and disagreements, succeeded in contributing towards a fruitful dialogue.

Kapitalschutz der Aktiengesellschaft

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Book Series: Bochumer Beitraege zur Unternehmensfuehrung ISBN: 9783631560662 Year: Pages: 337 Language: German
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Law --- Business and Management --- Economics
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Das in der EU für Aktiengesellschaften kodifizierte Kapitalschutzsystem ist unter Rechtfertigungsdruck geraten und steht vor tiefgreifenden Veränderungen. Es sieht bisher neben der Aufbringung eines Mindestkapitals vielfältige Kapitalaufbringungs- und Kapitalerhaltungsregeln vor, die auf vom Vorsichtsprinzip geprägte Rechnungslegungsdaten im Einzelabschluss zurückgreifen. Auf der Annahme basierend, dass sich der Trend zur IFRS-Bilanzierung in Europa in den nächsten Jahren fortsetzen und zunehmend auch den Einzelabschluss betreffen wird, sind Vorschläge zur Reform des tradierten Gläubigerschutzsystems durch bilanzielle Kapitalerhaltung vorgelegt worden, die sich weitgehend an US-amerikanischen Kapitalschutzregulierungen orientieren. Nach den Plänen der EU-Kommission könnte es möglicherweise bereits 2009 zu einem Systemwechsel kommen. Vor diesem Hintergrund werden in dieser Arbeit unter anderem die Kapitalschutzregeln des Model Business Corporations Act und der Kapitalgesellschaftsrechte Delawares und Kaliforniens detailliert analysiert und aus ökonomischer Sicht kritisch beurteilt.

Goodwill Impairment

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Book Series: Bochumer Beitraege zur Unternehmensfuehrung ISBN: 9783631527078 Year: Pages: 350 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Business and Management --- Economics
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In 2001, goodwill amortization in the US was eliminated in favor of an impairment-only approach, which, according to critics, gives managers vast discretion and opportunities for earnings management. Prior research suggests that discretionary asset write-offs are associated with economic factors and managers’ financial reporting objectives. Based on a systematic literature review, this study investigates for a comprehensive sample of US firms the determinants of goodwill write-off behavior. Regression analysis shows that write-off behavior is significantly explained by firms’ economic properties. Only in large, high-profile firms, incentives appear to be significant determinants. These findings suggest that the impairment-only approach does capture goodwill impairment at least to some extent.

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