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Literatur in Österreich 1938-1945, Steiermark

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ISBN: 9783205778097 Year: Pages: 376 Seiten DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_437159 Language: German
Publisher: Böhlau Grant: Austrian Science Fund - D 3972
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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The manuscript is the first volume of an encyclopedic reference work that, as the result of basic research in literary studies, represents the first systematic attempt to provide comprehensive documentation of the literary events that took place within the official system of the Third Reich as promoted, or at least tolerated, by the decision-makers in the cultural industry more accessible, without resorting to limiting, biased attempts to define a canon. Materials will be presented for the analysis and interpretation of genesis and effects of these events and institutions. For this reason, the study is based on a functional understanding of literature and has taken key institutional elements of the literary communication system into consideration: authors and their works (including radio and film writers), scholars of German studies, the decision-makers of cultural policy (promotion/censure, literary awards), literary associations, publishing houses and theaters, anthologies and periodicals. The total control of all public creative and media activities in the year 1938 through the Third Reich dictatorship rarely provides good sources for the testing of this method. Our systematic research of the phase between 1938 and 1945 intends to create the most comprehensive description possible of the institutions within the literary system and the integration of authors. Apart from printed material in files pertaining to individuals, we primarily scrutinized the contents of the National Archive Berlin / Division on National Socialism (BDC) and what is known as the Gauakten or District Files for this purpose (the vast majority of personal information related to authors was provided by the authors themselves). The most important archival basis for the description of the institutions are files from the National Archive Koblenz (now in the National Archive Berlin) and the Municipal and Provincial Archives of Vienna.&#xD;In the survey of material, some of the events that transpired before and after the critical Nazi years were systematically included in order to draw attention to continuities and breaks. Especially significant were literary awards and honors, which illustrate the integration of writers in the various governments from the monarchy up through the Second Republic. For this reason, we have included all such prizes that are known. The first attempt to list all literary organizations in Austria and all German-language anthologies, in which Austria texts were included, covers the period between 1933 and 1945. The subsequent period has been documented not only through literary awards and honors, but also through the inclusion of the so-called "Gauakten" in the Austrian National Archive (Österreichisches Staatsarchiv / Archiv der Republik).&#xD;In order to explore the institutional factors of the literary sub-system in German-speaking regions, a new kind of handbook was created in accordance with this methodological approach, a combination of encyclopedia of persons and specialized dictionary, which should be combined in a network to form a whole. Another factor that led to this format was the division of Austria by the Nazis into seven divisions subject directly to the German government.

L'éveil politique de la Savoie

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ISBN: 9782753506978 9782753531369 Year: Language: French
Publisher: Presses universitaires de Rennes
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En 1848, la constitution que Charles-Albert octroie à ses états modifie en profondeur la vie politique du duché de Savoie, qui relève alors du royaume de Piémont-Sardaigne. Les libertés fondamentales entrent immédiatement en vigueur : la presse, les associations, les élections, autant d’éléments totalement inédits pour une population jusqu’alors soumise à l’ordre du Buon Governo, régime au diapason de l’Europe des restaurations. Les habitants de la Savoie vont vivre intensément les virtualité...

The Madrasa in Asia

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Book Series: ISIM Series on Contemporary Muslim Societies ISBN: 9789053567104 Year: Pages: 304 DOI: 10.5117/9789053567104 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Sociology --- Social Sciences
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Since the rise of the Taliban and Al Qaeda, the traditional Islamic schools known as the madrasa have frequently been portrayed as hotbeds of terrorism. For much longer, the madrasa has been considered by some as a backward and petrified impediment to social progress. However, for an important segment of the poor Muslim populations of Asia, madrasas constitute the only accessible form of education. This volume presents an overview of the madrasas in countries such as China, Indonesia, Malayisia, India and Pakistan.

Fabricating the Absolute Fake

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Book Series: American Studies ISBN: 9789053564929 Year: Pages: 184 DOI: 10.5117/9789053564929 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Social Sciences --- Media and communication
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The pageantry of Oprah Winfrey's talk show, the Coca-Cola empire, Michael Jackson's turn from the King of Pop into an iconic global recluse: American pop culture - Hollywood cinema, television, pop music - dominates the rest of the world through its hegemonic presence. Does that make everyone a hybridized American, or do these elements find mediation within the other cultures that consume them? Fabricating the Absolute Fake applies concepts of postmodern theory - Baudrillard's hyperreality and Eco's "absolute fake," among others - to this globally mediated American pop culture in order to examine both the phenomenon itself and its appropriation in the Netherlands, as evidenced by such diverse cultural icons as the Elvis-inspired crooner Lee Towers, the Moroccan-Dutch rapper Ali B, musical tributes to an assassinated politician, and the Dutch reality soap opera scene. A fascinating exploration of how global cultures struggle to create their own "America" within a post-9/11 media culture, Fabricating the Absolute Fake reflects on what it might mean to truly take part in American pop culture.

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.

Transfigurations

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Book Series: Film Culture in Transition ISBN: 9789089640109 Year: Pages: 288 DOI: 10.5117/9789089640109 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Social Sciences --- Performing Arts --- Media and communication
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In many senses, viewers have cut their teeth on the violence in American cinema: from Anthony Perkins slashing Janet Leigh in the most infamous of shower scenes; to the 1970s masterpieces of Martin Scorsese, Sam Peckinpah and Francis Ford Coppola; to our present-day undertakings in imagining global annihilations through terrorism, war, and alien grudges. Transfigurations brings our cultural obsession with film violence into a renewed dialogue with contemporary theory. Grønstad argues that the use of violence in Hollywood films should be understood semiotically rather than viewed realistically; Tranfigurations thus alters both our methodology of reading violence in films and the meanings we assign to them, depicting violence not as a self-contained incident, but as a convoluted network of our own cultural ideologies and beliefs.

In Death's Waiting Room

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Book Series: Care & Welfare ISBN: 9789053560778 Year: Pages: 208 DOI: 10.5117/9789053560778 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Political Science --- Sociology --- Social Sciences
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In Death's Waiting Room is a penetrating story about people suffering from dementia in a multi-cultural society, relevant to us all. Anne-Mei The carried out two years of ethnographic research in a nursing home in the Netherlands revealing what usually remains hidden from the public: the decision to stop treatment, the cultural and social gap between the Dutch occupants and the black Caribbean nursing staff, the communication problems with relatives, the tensions and aggression. But she also shares with us the touching and funny moments and experiences with the elderly occupants. This book also unravels "the Blauwborgje case" - which was the focus of much media attention in the Netherlands in the late 1990s - in which a nursing home refused to re-hydrate a man with extreme dementia because they considered his condition to be terminal, whilst his family disagreed and pressed charges for attempted murder. Anne-Mei The gives an account of the events that took place and also explores the wider relevance of the case.

Le prince, l'argent, les hommes au Moyen Âge

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ISBN: 9782753506022 9782753530607 Year: Language: French
Publisher: Presses universitaires de Rennes
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L’histoire de l’impôt, de la monnaie et des institutions financières propres à la principauté bretonne du temps des ducs de la maison de Montfort (1364-1514) a fourni sa nécessaire trame à la thèse d’État de Jean Kerhervé avec la mise en place et le développement des services centraux d’ordonnancement et de contrôle de la dépense, le renforcement des structures de gestion du domaine et, étape cruciale, l’institution de prélèvements réguliers sur les fruits de la terre, la consommation urbaine...

¿Representación o participación?

ISBN: 9782821844384 Year: Language: Spanish
Publisher: Institut français d’études andines
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El presente libro constituye el fruto del seminario titulado Ciudadanía, Instituciones y Democracia: procesos y actores del cambio sociopolitico en el área andina, realizado los días 9 y 10 de octubre de 2006, con ocasión de la celebración de los 20 años del Instituto de Estudios Políticos y Relaciones Internacionales (IEPRI). El seminario pretendía convocar a una reflexión en torno a los procesos de cambio político en una perspectiva comparada, enfocada en el área andina, con base en la líne...

Why Are Artists Poor?

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ISBN: 9789053565650 Year: Pages: 368 DOI: 10.5117/9789053565650 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Economics --- Social Sciences --- History of arts --- Arts in general
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Most artists earn very little. Nevertheless, there is no shortage of aspiring young artists. Do they give to the arts willingly or unknowingly? Governments and other institutions also give to the arts, to raise the low incomes. But their support is ineffective: subsidies only increase the artists' poverty. The economy of the arts is exceptional. Although the arts operate successfully in the marketplace, their natural affinity is with gift-giving, rather than with commercial exchange. People believe that artists are selflessly dedicated to art, that price does not reflect quality, and that the arts are free. But is it true? This unconventional multidisciplinary analysis explains the exceptional economy of the arts. Insightful illustrations from the practice of a visual artist support the analysis.

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