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Bibliotheken gestalten Zukunft - Kooperative Wege zur Digitalen Bibliothek ; Dr. Friedrich Geißelmann zum 65. Geburtstag

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ISBN: 9783940344434 Year: Language: German
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Information theory --- Bibliography
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Libraries are not passive to the rapid and profound digital change. They have recognized and accepted the task and opportunity to actively participate in shaping a sustainable information infrastructure for a modern knowledge society. They use the opportunities of new information technologies to build digital libraries and to expand its service range by offering innovative services. Acknowledged experts from libraries and science in this book give an in-depth insight into current developments in this very important sector for libraries. The topics of the contributions in this volume range of approaches and strategies to improve the information structure of academic libraries on concrete examples of the establishment and development of digital libraries in practice to prospects for future development opportunities and areas of action.

Beyond the Horizon

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Book Series: Studia Fennica Anthropologica ISBN: 9789518580709 9789518580686 9789518580693 Year: Pages: 243 DOI: 10.21435/sfa.2 Language: English
Publisher: Finnish Literature Society / SKS
Subject: Ethnology --- Social Sciences --- Medicine (General)
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Society is never just a localized aggregate of people but exists by virtue of its members’ narrative and conceptual awareness of other times and places. In Jukka Siikala’s work this idea evolves into a broad ethnographic and theoretical interest in worlds beyond the horizon, in the double sense of “past” and “abroad.” This book is a tribute to Jukka’s contributions to anthropology by his colleagues and students and marks his 60th birthday in January 2007. By exploring the near, distant, inward and outward horizons towards which societies project their reality, the authors aim at developing a new, productive language for addressing culture as a way of experiencing and engaging the world. 

Das Militär und seine Subjekte

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Book Series: Sozialtheorie ISBN: 9783899428520 9783839408520 Year: DOI: 10.14361/9783839408520 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103276
Subject: Sociology
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Waffen allein entscheiden nicht über die Schlagkraft einer Armee. Entscheidend ist auch, wie die Kriegführung die Subjektivität der Soldaten berücksichtigt. In der vorliegenden Studie zeigt sich diese als ein historisch variables, aber nicht frei konstruierbares Phänomen. Ausgehend von dem Faktum, dass Soldaten im Krieg die Versehrtheit ihres Leibes riskieren, der sich nicht beliebig verändern lässt, wird ihre Subjektivität zwischen aktivem Handeln und passivem Erleiden beleuchtet. Das Buch analysiert die Paradoxien, die sich aus Funktionserweiterungen des soldatischen Handelns bei Auslandseinsätzen ergeben, sowie die Versuche der avancierten Militärmächte, die Subjektivität durch den Einsatz modernster Technik zu nutzen.

Gouvernementalität der Wissensgesellschaft

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Book Series: Sozialtheorie ISBN: 9783899429572 9783839409572 Year: DOI: 10.14361/9783839409572 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103284
Subject: Sociology
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Wie lässt sich die Wissensgesellschaft angesichts von Kontingenz #on("i")#regieren#off("i")#? Darauf antworten Diskurse um Partizipation und die Transformation politischer Souveränität. Partizipation wird zum programmatischen Element. Das Problem der Regierung von Kontingenz und Unsicherheit erzeugendem Wissen soll bewältigt werden, indem Laien als mündige und lernfähige Bürger adressiert werden. Vor dem Hintergrund der Foucault'schen Philosophie werden in diesem Buch die Diskurse der Wissensgesellschaft und die Praktiken der Partizipation als Techniken der Regierung begriffen und als Strategie innerhalb der neoliberalen Gouvernementalität der Gegenwart eingeordnet.

Impotent Warriors

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ISBN: 9781845455262 9781785336591 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Berghahn Books Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101587
Subject: Biology
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From September 1990 to June 1991, the UK deployed 53,462 military personnel in the Gulf War. After the end of the conflict anecdotal reports of various disorders affecting troops who fought in the Gulf began to surface. This mysterious illness was given the name “Gulf War Syndrome” (GWS). This book is an investigation into this recently emergent illness, describing how the illness became a potent symbol for a plethora of issues, anxieties, and concerns. At present, the debate about GWS is polarized along two lines: there are those who think it is a unique, organic condition caused by Gulf War toxins and those who argue that it is probably a psychological condition that can be seen as part of a larger group of illnesses. With an anthropological focus on nuances and subtleties, the author provides a new approach to understanding GWS, one that makes sense of the cultural circumstances, specific and general, that gave rise to the illness.

Framed: The New Woman Criminal in British Culture at the Fin de Siècle

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ISBN: 9780472070442 9780472050444 9780472024469 Year: Language: English
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Subject: History
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Framed uses fin de siècle British crime narrative to pose a highly interesting question: why do female criminal characters tend to be alluring and appealing while fictional male criminals of the era are unsympathetic or even grotesque? In this elegantly argued study, Elizabeth Carolyn Miller addresses this question, examining popular literary and cinematic culture from roughly 1880 to 1914 to shed light on an otherwise overlooked social and cultural type: the conspicuously glamorous New Woman criminal. In so doing, she breaks with the many Foucauldian studies of crime to emphasize the genuinely subversive aspects of these popular female figures. Drawing on a rich body of archival material, Miller argues that the New Woman Criminal exploited iconic elements of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century commodity culture, including cosmetics and clothing, to fashion an illicit identity that enabled her to subvert legal authority in both the public and the private spheres.

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