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Sich windende Wege - Ethnografie der Melo-Schnecke in Papua, Indonesien

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Book Series: Göttinger Beiträge zur Ethnologie ISBN: 9783941875838 Year: Pages: 329 DOI: 10.17875/gup2011-420 Language: German
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Ethnology --- Sociology --- Social Sciences
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Das Buch schildert die verschlungenen Wege der Meeresschnecke Melo im Westteil der Insel Neuguinea, in der indonesischen Provinz Papua. Zahlreiche Etappen dieser Wege durch die zerklüfteten und schwer zugänglichen Bergtäler und an der Südküste der Insel, aber auch in Museumssammlungen in Europa hat die Autorin selbst verfolgt und erforscht. Die Meeresschnecke Melo ist in den Küstengewässern Neuguineas beheimatet. Die kulturellen Erscheinungsformen ihrer Schale wurden aber, wie Museumsobjekte in europäischen Sammlungen belegen, auch in weit abgelegenen Tälern des Hochlandes im Innern der Insel gefunden. Auf den Spuren der Melo-Schnecke hat die Autorin Verbindungen hergestellt zwischen „immobilen“ Museumsobjekten im „Hier“ und dynamischen kulturellen Aneignungs- und Umdeutungsprozessen im „Dort“. So war es ihr möglich, frühkoloniale Verhältnisse, Handelswege, Tauschaktionen, Verwendungs- und Bearbeitungsformen in Neuguinea nachzuzeichnen und mit aktuellen Erscheinungsformen der Schale, etwa im katholischen oder touristischen Kontext, zu kontrastieren. In einer Reihe von Essays beschreibt sie Etappen von Wegen der Melo- Schnecke, die räumlich und zeitlich an unterschiedlichen Punkten einsetzen und enden. Literarisch gefärbte Passagen wechseln sich dabei mit unterschiedlichen theoretischen Ansätzen ab. So ist es gerade das Fragmentarische dieser Ethnografie, welches das Thema immer wieder neu und auf spannende Art zu beleuchten vermag.

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Working Together in Vanuatu

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ISBN: 9781921862359 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459793 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Anthropology
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This collection is derived from a conference held at the Vanuatu National Museum and Cultural Centre (VCC) that brought together a large gathering of foreign and indigenous researchers to discuss diverse perspectives relating to the unique program of social, political and historical research and management that has been fostered in that island nation. While not diminishing the importance of individual or sole-authored methodologies, project-centered collaborative approaches have today become a defining characteristic of Vanuatu’s unique research environment. As this volume attests, this environment has included a dynamically wide range of both ni-Vanuatu and foreign researchers and related research perspectives, most centrally including archaeologists and anthropologists, linguists, historians, legal studies scholars and development practitioners. This emphasis on collaboration has emerged from an ongoing awareness across Vanuatu’s research community of the need for trained researchers to engage directly with pressing social and ethical concerns, and out of the proven fact that it is not just from the outcomes of research that communities or individuals may be empowered, but also through their modes and processes of implementation, as through the ongoing strength and value of the relationships they produce. With this in mind, the papers presented here go beyond the mere celebration of collaboration by demonstrating Vanuatu’s specific environment of cross-cultural research as a diffuse set of historically emergent methodological approaches, and by showing how these work in actual practice.

Cultural History in Europe

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Book Series: Mainzer Historische Kulturwissenschaften ISBN: 9783837617245 9783839417249 Year: DOI: 10.26530/oapen_627774 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100481
Subject: History
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What is the current state of discussion in Cultural History? Which European institutions engage exclusively in Cultural History and which topics do they address? And how will Cultural History develop in the future? These and other questions are raised by European scholars in the discussion of Institutions, Themes and Perspectives of Cultural History in this volume. It provides a profound overview of contemporary developments in Scandinavia, Finland, Great Britain, Latvia, Poland, Hungary, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Italy and Spain.

Historicizing the Uses of the Past

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Book Series: Zeit - Sinn - Kultur ISBN: 9783837613254 9783839413258 Year: DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14361/transcript.9783839413258 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101940
Subject: Social Sciences
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This book presents new developments in Scandinavian memory cultures related to World War II and the Holocaust by combining this focus with the perspective of history didactics. The theoretical framework of historical consciousness offers an approach linking individual and collective uses and re-uses of the past to the question how history can and should be taught. It also offers some examples of good practice in this field. The book promotes a teaching practice which, in taking the social constructivist notions of historical consciousness as a starting point, can contribute to self-reflecting and critical thinking – being fundamental for any democratic political culture.

The End of the World: Apocalypse and its Aftermath in Western Culture

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ISBN: 9781906924515 Year: Pages: 219 DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0015 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: Performing Arts --- Languages and Literatures --- Religion --- History --- History of arts
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Our fear of the world ending, like our fear of the dark, is ancient, deep-seated and perennial. It crosses boundaries of space and time, recurs in all human communities and finds expression in every aspect of cultural production – from pre-historic cave paintings to high-tech computer games.This book examines historical and imaginary scenarios of Apocalypse, the depiction of its likely triggers, and imagined landscapesin the aftermath of global destruction. Its discussion moves effortlessly from classic novels including Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four and Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake, to blockbuster films such as Blade Runner, Armageddon and The Terminator. The author also takes into account religious doctrine, scientific research and the visual arts to create a penetrating, multi-disciplinary study that provides profound insight into one of Western culture’s darkest and most enduring preoccupations.

The End of the World

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ISBN: 9781906924522 Year: Pages: 219 DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0015 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: Social Sciences --- Languages and Literatures --- Media and communication
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Our fear of the world ending, like our fear of the dark, is ancient, deep-seated and perennial. It crosses boundaries of space and time, recurs in all human communities and finds expression in every aspect of cultural production – from pre-historic cave paintings to high-tech computer games. This book examines historical and imaginary scenarios of Apocalypse, the depiction of its likely triggers, and imagined landscapesin the aftermath of global destruction. Its discussion moves effortlessly from classic novels including Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four and Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake, to blockbuster films such as Blade Runner, Armageddon and The Terminator. The author also takes into account religious doctrine, scientific research and the visual arts to create a penetrating, multi-disciplinarystudy that provides profound insight into one of Western culture’s darkest and most enduring preoccupations.

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