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Die Donau ist die Form

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ISBN: 9783205203889 Year: Pages: 446 Seiten DOI: 10.26530/oapen_629710 Language: German
Publisher: Böhlau Grant: Austrian Science Fund - PUB 389
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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The monography traces the complex relationships between political discourses on the Danube and the aestheticization of the river landscape. It shows the making of the idea of a united Danube region paralleled by the conception of the region as a treshold between the East and the West in the 19th century.

Studi e ricerche di scienze umane e sociali

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Book Series: Scuola delle Scienze Umane e Sociali. Quaderni ISSN: 2499-4774 ISBN: 9788868870027 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 626 DOI: 10.6093/978-88-6887-002-7 Language: Italian
Publisher: FedOA - Federico II University Press
Subject: Social Sciences
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This book belongs to a new Series promoted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Federico II University of Naples, in order to facilitate dialogue among scholars from different disciplines and to encourage interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral approaches on topics, both contemporary and historical. The studies collected in this volume offer a graceful synthesis of past and present, as is typical of the humanities, that study human culture in all its form.

Zombies in Western Culture: A Twenty-First Century Crisis

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ISBN: 9781783743285 9781783743308 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 104 DOI: http://doi.org/10.11647/OBP.0113 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: Social Sciences
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Why has the zombie become such a pervasive figure in twenty-first-century popular culture? John Vervaeke, Christopher Mastropietro and Filip Miscevic seek to answer this question by arguing that particular aspects of the zombie, common to a variety of media forms, reflect a crisis in modern Western culture.The authors examine the essential features of the zombie, including mindlessness, ugliness and homelessness, and argue that these reflect the outlook of the contemporary West and its attendant zeitgeists of anxiety, alienation, disconnection and disenfranchisement. They trace the relationship between zombies and the theme of secular apocalypse, demonstrating that the zombie draws its power from being a perversion of the Christian mythos of death and resurrection. Symbolic of a lost Christian worldview, the zombie represents a world that can no longer explain itself, nor provide us with instructions for how to live within it.The concept of 'domicide' or the destruction of home is developed to describe the modern crisis of meaning that the zombie both represents and reflects. This is illustrated using case studies including the relocation of the Anishinaabe of the Grassy Narrows First Nation, and the upheaval of population displacement in the Hellenistic period. Finally, the authors invoke and reformulate symbols of the four horseman of the apocalypse as rhetorical analogues to frame those aspects of contemporary collapse that elucidate the horror of the zombie.Zombies in Western Culture: A Twenty-First Century Crisis is required reading for anyone interested in the phenomenon of zombies in contemporary culture. It will also be of interest to an interdisciplinary audience including students and scholars of culture studies, semiotics, philosophy, religious studies, eschatology, anthropology, Jungian studies, and sociology.

Faust und Geist

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ISBN: 9783205205456 Year: Pages: 446 Seiten Language: German
Publisher: Böhlau Grant: Austrian Science Fund - PUB 458
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Faust und Geist shall set out to find answers to the following questions: what are the motifs and continuing themes for the close link between fist fighting and writing? Which means are employed, what is the intent and what are the linguistic and formal techniques with which the fist fighting combat sport is translate into literature.

The Politics of Affective Societies

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Book Series: EmotionsKulturen/ EmotionCultures ISBN: 9783839447628 Year: Pages: 128 DOI: 10.14361/9783839447628 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Subject: Social Sciences
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Many claim that political deliberation has become exceedingly affective, and hence, destabilizing. The authors of this book revisit that assumption. While recognizing that significant changes are occurring, these authors also point out the limitations of turning to contemporary democratic theory to understand and unpack these shifts. They propose, instead, to reframe this debate by deploying the analytic framework of affective societies, which highlights how affect and emotion are present in all aspects of the social. What changes over time and place are the modes and calibrations of affective and emotional registers. With this line of thinking, the authors are able to gesture towards a new outline of the political.

Representations of Transnational Human Trafficking

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ISBN: 9783319782140 Year: Pages: 153 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-78214-0 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: Linguistics --- Languages and Literatures --- Social Sciences --- Media and communication
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This open access edited collection examines representations of human trafficking in media ranging from British and Serbian newspapers, British and Scandinavian crime novels, and a documentary series, and questions the extent to which these portrayals reflect the realities of trafficking. It tackles the problematic tendency to under-report particular types of victim and forms of trafficking, and seeks to explore both dominant and marginalised points of view. The authors take a cross-disciplinary approach, utilising analytical tools from across the humanities and social sciences, including linguistics, literary and media studies, and cultural criminology. It will appeal to students, academics and policy-makers with an interest in human trafficking and its depiction in the modern day.

Deutsch-chinesische Studienangebote erfolgreich managen

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ISBN: 9783658235345 Year: Pages: 95 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-658-23534-5 Language: German
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: Business and Management --- Sociology
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In diesem Open Access-Buch liefern Katja Kuhn und Patrick Fekete eine hilfreiche Unterstützung zur erfolgreichen Entwicklung und Realisierung deutsch-chinesischer Studienprogramme. Basierend auf einer detaillierten Beschreibung des chinesischen Bildungssystems sowie einer Analyse der wirtschaftlichen, politischen, kulturellen und sozialen Rahmenbedingungen werden die wesentlichen Züge sowie Entwicklungen des chinesischen Bildungssystems identifiziert. Abschließend leiten die Autoren praktische Handlungsempfehlungen und Erfolgsfaktoren für eine gelungene Ausgestaltung deutsch-chinesischer Kooperationsprogramme ab.

The Digital Public Domain: Foundations for an Open Culture

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Book Series: Digital Humanities Series ISBN: 9781906924478 Year: Pages: 245 DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0019 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: Law
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Digital technology has made culture more accessible than ever before. Texts, audio, pictures and video can easily be produced, disseminated, used and remixed using devices that are increasingly user-friendly and affordable. However, along with this technological democratization comes a paradoxical flipside: the norms regulating culture's use —copyright and related rights —have become increasingly restrictive. This book brings together essays by academics, librarians, entrepreneurs, activists and policy makers, who were all part of the EU-funded Communia project. Together the authors argue that the Public Domain —that is, the informational works owned by all of us, be that literature, music, the output of scientific research, educational material or public sector information —is fundamental to a healthy society. The essays range from more theoretical papers on the history of copyright and the Public Domain, to practical examples and case studies of recent projects that have engaged with the principles of Open Access and Creative Commons licensing. The book is essential reading for anyone interested in the current debate about copyright and the Internet. It opens up discussion and offers practical solutions to the difficult question of the regulation of culture at the digital age. The free PDF edition of this title was made possible by generous funding received from the European Union (eContentplus framework project ECP-2006-PSI-610001).

Beyond the Mirror

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Book Series: Image ISBN: 9783839453520 Year: Pages: 250 DOI: 10.14361/9783839453520 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - [grantnumber unknown]
Subject: History of arts
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Since the late 1980s visibility has become a currency of social recognition, and a political issue. It also brought forth a new discipline, visual culture studies, and a hotly contested debate unfolded between art history and visual culture studies over the interpretation of visual culture, whose impact can still be felt today. In this first comparative study Susanne von Falkenhausen reveals the concepts of seeing as scholarly act that underwrite these competing approaches to visuality and society, along with the agendas of identity politics that motivate them. In close readings of key texts spanning from the early 20th century to the present the author crosses expertly between American, German, and British versions of art history, cultural studies, aesthetics, and film studies.

TransCoding – From `Highbrow Art' to Participatory Culture

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Book Series: Edition Kulturwissenschaft ISBN: 9783839441084 Year: Pages: 202 DOI: 10.14361/9783839441084 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Subject: Social Sciences
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Between 2014 and 2017, the artistic research project "TransCoding – From 'Highbrow Art' to Participatory Culture" encouraged creative participation in multimedia art via social media. Based on the artworks that emerged from the project, Barbara Lüneburg investigates authorship, authority, motivational factors, and aesthetics in participatory art created with the help of web 2.0 technology. The interdisciplinary approach includes perspectives from sociology, cultural and media studies, and offers an exclusive view and analysis from the inside through the method of artistic research. In addition, the study documents selected community projects and the creation processes of the artworks Slices of Life and Read me.

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