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Social Movements in China and Hong Kong

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Book Series: ICAS Publications Series ISBN: 9789089641311 Year: Pages: 316 DOI: 10.5117/9789089641311 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Sociology --- Social Sciences
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The starting point of this book is the acknowledgement that on one side Chinese individuals, freer from the constraints of the State, have to rely on their own efforts for their well-being and, on the other side, in some circumstances, they gather together to defend their interests. The individualisation of society goes hand in hand with the collective movements that emerged as a result of individual wants. There are not only internal factors leading to the emergence of collective forms of action, but also external ones and that's why the editors have chosen to encompass Hong Kong in their study. The authors argue that protest actions and movement taking place in the Mainland and Hong Kong have enabled both societies to expand their protest spaces. At a theoretical level, these developments lead us to reconceputalise citizenship as practised rather than as given.

Het Nederlandse toneelbestel van 1945 tot 1995

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ISBN: 9789053562529 Year: Pages: 424 DOI: 10.5117/9789053562529 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Social Sciences --- Performing Arts
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New Germans, New Dutch

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Book Series: Palimpsest: Disorientations ISBN: 9789089640284 Year: Pages: 328 DOI: 10.5117/9789089640284 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Social Sciences --- Languages and Literatures
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In the globalised world of today, traditional definitions of national Self and national Other no longer hold. The unmistakable transformation of German and Dutch societies demands a thorough rethinking of national boundaries on several levels. This book examines how literature of migration intervenes in public discourses on multiculturality in Germany and the Netherlands, epitomised in the strikingly parallel debates on the 'German Leitkultur' and the Dutch 'multicultural drama' in the year 2000. By juxtaposing detailed analyses of literary work by the Turkish-German writers Emine Sevgi özdamar and Feridun Zaimoglu and the Moroccan-Dutch writers Abdelkader Benali and Hafid Bouazza, New Germans, New Dutch offers crucial insights into the specific ways in which this literature negotiates its national context of writing. This book demonstrates how German literature of migration seeks alternative forms of community outside the national parameters, whereas the Dutch literature negotiates difference and re-imagines Dutchness within the national framework.

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