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Dancing Postcolonialism

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Book Series: TanzScripte ISBN: 9783839406427 9783899426427 Year: Pages: 230 DOI: 10.14361/9783839406427 Language: English
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Subject: Arts in general
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This book presents the first in-depth critical and historical examination of the internationally renowned National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica (NDTC) in the context of postcolonial theatre. Combining a postcolonial theoretical framework with performance studies and dance analysis, the study examines the interrelationship of Jamaican modern dance theatre aesthetics and the Caribbean's complex cultural genealogy since 1492. Addressing issues of postcolonial nationalism and Jamaican identity politics, the book provides the first comprehensive study of the NDTC's modern dance theatre works as it situates dance theatre choreography at the centre of postcolonial independence politics and cultural theory in the Caribbean.

Ending Slavery

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Book Series: Kultur und soziale Praxis ISBN: 9783839400494 9783933127495 Year: Pages: 436 DOI: 10.14361/9783839400494 Language: English
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Subject: Social Sciences
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»Ending Slavery« offers insights into the »how« of practices of slavery that persist in parts of Mauritania up to the present day. It brings to the light the gendered structures of Moorish slavery, and examines their impact on strategies and tactics designed to bring this institution to an end. Underlying this study is empirical data gathered during two periods of field research in rural central Mauritania. The analysis of life histories of slaves and freed slaves, but also of tributaries and free Moors plays a key role in the book.

Culture – Theory – Disability

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Book Series: Disability Studies. Körper – Macht – Differenz ISBN: 9783837625332 9783839425336 Year: DOI: 10.26530/oapen_627653 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100568
Subject: Social Sciences
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Which theoretical approaches of contemporary cultural criticism can Disability Studies employ? At the same time, what can Cultural Studies gain by incorporating disability more fully as a framework for critical analysis? This international collection of essays enriches the thriving discourse of Cultural Disability Studies by offering stimulating dialogues between British, Czech, German and US-American scholars. In order to contour the various 'contact zones' between the two fields, the volume works transdisciplinarily, drawing on fields such as sociology, literary studies, art history and philosophy.

Situating Globalization

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Book Series: Globaler lokaler Islam ISBN: 9783839400616 9783933127617 Year: Pages: 362 DOI: 10.14361/9783839400616 Language: English
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Subject: Sociology --- History --- Migration
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The range of perspectives and original materials dealt with by each author highlights the renewed urgency of the struggle for cultural autonomy and voice within the context of globalization. In other words, each paper explores how the various processes at both the local and global level intersect to create new discourses and debates round the »indigenization of knowledge.« If a new wind of cultural decolonization is blowing through the Arab Middle East, which is having profound impact on the lives of men and women, then we should expect a new scholarship to emerge in order to grasp and understand it. This book is a contribution in that direction.

Disability in Different Cultures

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Book Series: Kultur und soziale Praxis ISBN: 9783839400401 9783933127402 Year: Pages: 384 DOI: 10.14361/9783839400401 Language: English
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Subject: Social Sciences
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How are disability and rehabilitation conceived of in different cultures? How can these concepts be made accessible? Studies from the fields of sociology, ethnology and educational science address these questions, whilst contributors from rehabilitation projects in development cooperation and from self-help movements highlight culturally different perceptions of disability. A distinctive feature of this reader is the dialogue it creates by bringing together scientific praxis and practical work.

Wounds and Words

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Book Series: Lettre ISBN: 9783837623789 9783839423783 Year: DOI: 10.26530/oapen_627792 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100522
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Trauma has become a hotly contested topic in literary studies. But interest in trauma is not new; its roots extend to the Romantic period, when novelists and the first psychiatrists influenced each others' investigations of the 'wounded mind'. This book looks back to these early attempts to understand trauma, reading a selection of Romantic novels in dialogue with Romantic and contemporary psychiatry. It then carries that dialogue forward to postmodern fiction, examining further how empirical approaches can deepen our theorizations of trauma. Within an interdisciplinary framework, this study reveals fresh insights into the poetics, politics, and ethics of trauma fiction.

Writing Emotions

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Book Series: Lettre ISBN: 9783837637939 9783839437933 Year: Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101234
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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After a long period of neglect, emotions have become an important topic within literary studies. This collection of essays stresses the complex link between aesthetic and non-aesthetic emotional components. Against this background, emotional patterns are discussed by focusing on the practice of writing as well as on the impact of emotional patterns on receptive processes. Readers will be confronted with a concept of aesthetic emotions as formative both within the writing and the reading process. Essays, ranging in matter from the beginning of modern drama to digital formats and theoretical questions, discuss examples from English, German, French, Russian and American literature.

A Poetics of Neurosis

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Book Series: Edition Kulturwissenschaft ISBN: 9783837641325 Year: Pages: 206 DOI: 10.14361/9783839441329 Language: English
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Subject: Social Sciences
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While psychiatry and the neurosciences have dismissed the concept of neurosis as too vague for medical purposes, in recent years literary studies have adopted the term by virtue of its abstractness. This volume investigates the verbalization of neurosis in literary and cultural texts. As opposed to the medical diagnostics of neurosis in the individual, the contributions focus on the poetics of neurosis. They indicate how neuroses are still routinely romanticized or vilified, bent to suit aesthetic and narrative choices, and transfigured to illustrate unresolved cultural tensions.&#xD;

Houses, Secrets, and the Closet

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Book Series: Lettre ISBN: 9783837634686 9783839434680 Year: Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101251
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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»Houses, Secrets, and the Closet« investigates the literary production of masculinities and their relation to secrets and sexualities in 18th and 19th century fiction. It focusses on close readings of Gothic fiction, Sensation Novels, and tales by Horace Walpole, Ann Radcliffe, William Godwin, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Wilkie Collins, and Henry James. The study approaches these texts through the lens of domestic space, gender, knowledge, and power. This approach serves to investigate the cultural roots of the »closet« – the male homosexual secret – which reveals a more general notion of male secrecy in modern society. The study thus contributes to a better understanding of the cultural history of masculinities and sexualities.

(Re-)Framing the Arab/Muslim

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Book Series: Edition Kulturwissenschaft ISBN: 9783837629156 9783839429150 Year: DOI: 10.26530/oapen_627787 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100561
Subject: History --- Migration
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Media depictions of Arabs and Muslims continue to be framed by images of camels, belly dancers, and dagger-wearing terrorists. But do only Hollywood movies and TV news have the power to frame public discourse? This interdisciplinary study transfers media framing theory to literary studies to show how life writing (re-)frames Orientalist stereotypes. The innovative analysis of the post-9/11 autobiographies 'West of Kabul, East of New York', 'Letters from Cairo', and 'Howling in Mesopotamia' makes a powerful claim to approach literature based on a theory of production and reception, thus enhancing the multi-disciplinary potential of framing theory.

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