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Europe - space for transcultural existence?

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ISBN: 9783863950620 Year: Pages: 291 Language: English
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Social Sciences
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Europe - Space for Transcultural Existence? is the first volume of the new series, Studies in Euroculture, published by Göttingen University Press. The series derives its name from the Erasmus Mundus Master of Excellence Euroculture: Europe in the Wider World, a two year programme offered by a consortium of eight European universities in collaboration with four partner universities outside Europe. This master highlights regional, national and supranational dimensions of the European democratic development; mobility, migration and inter-, multi- and transculturality. The impact of culture is understood as an element of political and social development within Europe. The articles published here explore the field of Euroculture in its different elements: it includes topics such as cosmopolitanism, cultural memory and traumatic past(s), colonial heritage, democratization and Europeanization as well as the concept of (European) identity in various disciplinary contexts such as law and the social sciences. In which way have Europeanization and Globalization influenced life in Europe more specifically? To what extent have people in Europe turned ‘transcultural’? The ‘trans’ is understood as indicator of an overlapping mix of cultures that does not allow for the construction of sharp differentiations. It is explored in topics such as (im)migration and integration, as well as cultural products and lifestyle. The present economic crisis and debt crisis have led, as side-result, to a public attack on the open, cosmopolitan outlook of Europe. The values of the multicultural and civil society and the idea of a people’s Europe have become debatable. This volume offers food for thought and critical reflection.

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Europe --- Culture --- Europeanization

Europe and the Gospel. Past Influences, Current Developments, Mission Challenges

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ISBN: 9788376560380 Year: Pages: 319 DOI: 10.2478/9788376560380 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Religion
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Combining human interest stories with thought provoking analyses, Dr Evert Van de Poll paints the socio-cultural and religious picture of this exceptional continent: its population and cultural variety; past and present idea of ‘we Europeans’; immigration, multiculturalism and the issue of (Muslim) integration; the construction of the EU and the concerns it raises; and the quest for the ‘soul’ of Europe. Special attention is paid to Christian and other roots of Europe; the mixed historical record of Christianity; vestiges of its past dominance; its place and influence in today’s societies that are rapidly de-Christianising; and secularization as a European phenomenon.The author indicates specific challenges for Church development, mission and social service. In so doing, he outlines the contours of a contextualised communication of the Gospel.

Fighting for a Living

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ISBN: 9789089644527 Year: Pages: 690 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_468734 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched
Subject: History
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Fighting for a Living investigates the circumstances that have produced starkly different systems of recruiting and employing soldiers in different parts of the globe over the last 500 years. It does so on the basis of a wide range of case studies taken from Europe, Africa, America, the Middle East and Asia. The novelty of "Fighting for a Living" is that it is not military history in the traditional sense (concentrating at wars and battles or on military technology) but that it looks at military service and warfare as forms of labour, and at the soldiers as workers. Military employment offers excellent opportunities for this kind of international comparison. Where many forms of human activity are restricted by the conditions of nature or the stage of development of a given society, organized violence is ubiquitous. Soldiers, in one form or another, are always part of the picture, in any period and in every region. Nevertheless, Fighting for a Living is the first study to undertake a systematic comparative analysis of military labour. It therefore speaks to two distinct, and normally quite separate, communities: that of labour historians and that of military historians. This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world through Knowledge Unlatched.

Marquer la ville

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ISBN: 9782859447663 9782859449308 Year: Language: French
Publisher: Éditions de la Sorbonne
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[…] « Marquer la ville » : on aura d’emblée noté que c’est davantage un processus (et ce processus ne peut être naturellement que politique) qu’une typologie formelle qui rassemble ici les différents auteurs. Reste qu’en tant qu’historiens, nous n’avons guère le choix : il faut bien partir d’une description cartographique des empreintes du pouvoir sur la ville pour tenter de reconstituer le mouvement qui les y a laissé, exactement de la même manière que celle du chasseur qui, se penchant vers...

Fragmentierte Nation - globalisierte Region?

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Book Series: Global Studies ISBN: 9783837623444 9783839423448 Year: DOI: 10.14361/transcript.9783839423448 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103277
Subject: Political Science
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Im Zeitalter der Globalisierung scheinen nationale Grenzziehungen an Bedeutung zu verlieren. Dennoch wird immer wieder die Forderung nach Eigenstaatlichkeit erhoben - so auch im spanischen Staat: in Katalonien und im Baskenland. Patrick Eser zeichnet die ideologische und programmatische Entwicklung der katalanischen und baskischen Nationalbewegungen in einer umfangreichen Darstellung nach. Wie schätzen diese Bewegungen die Globalisierung und die europäische Integration ein - als Chance oder als Bedrohung? Anhand ausgewählter Themenfelder (Europa, Einwanderung, ökonomische Globalisierung, kulturelle Identität/Metropolen) vermittelt die Studie einen vielfältigen Einblick in die Realität und jüngste Entwicklung der in den beiden Regionen sehr virulenten politischen Bewegungen.

Retirement Timing and Social Stratification. A Comparative Study of Labor Market Exit and Age Norms in Western Europe

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ISBN: 9788376560410 9783110399240 Year: Pages: 329 DOI: 10.2478/9788376560410 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Sociology
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The monograph disseminates the very topical issue of retirement and its timing as the key to one of the greatest challenges facing ageing societies. Postponing retirement is now almost universally regarded as indispensable in order to relieve European welfare states from the demography-related financial pressures. This seminal study, derived from a statistical analysis of a large-scale survey data, provides a thorough understanding of the micro- and macro-level determinants of retirement timing in contemporary Western Europe. The book is the first monograph to combine the analysis of the retirement attitudes with the analysis of the retirement behaviour within one research. It tackles the question as to whether early retirement can be explained by “early exit culture”, triangulating life course theory with a social stratification approach. The author used a novel and innovative approach to obtain the results. The methodology includes: tobit models of proscriptive age norms; simulations of the impact of class structure on a country’s average retirement age; competing risks models of different work-exit modalities; duration selection models of retirement timing.

Making Sense as a Cultural Practice. Historical Perspectives

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Book Series: Mainzer Historische Kulturwissenschaften ISBN: 9783837625318 9783839425312 Year: Pages: 244 DOI: 10.14361/transcript.9783839425312 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Forschungsschwerpunkt Historische Kulturwissenschaften der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Subject: History
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In the cultural and social formations of the past, practices exist for the generation and integration of moments having and giving sense with the objective of strengthening the cultural and social cohesion. Such practices and processes have a constructive character, even if this is not always the intention of the actors themselves. As the production of sense is one of the central fields of action of cultural and political practice, the articles examine with an interdisciplinary perspective how, in different contexts, the construction of sense was organized and implemented as a cultural practice.

Die Machbarkeit politischer Ordnung

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Book Series: Edition Politik ISBN: 9783837622478 9783839422472 Year: DOI: 10.14361/transcript.9783839422472 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103273
Subject: Political Science
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Wie ist stabile Ordnung möglich? Auf diese Kernfrage der Politikwissenschaft gibt der Band neue Antworten. Das Spektrum der Beiträge erstreckt sich von der Entfaltung der Theorie sozialer Wirklichkeitskonstruktion über diskursanalytische Detailstudien zu den politischen Ordnungen Ost-, Westdeutschlands und Europas, die zeigen, wie Rekurse auf Transzendenz der Hervorbringung und Stabilisierung politischer Ordnung dienen, bis hin zu fallbezogenen Verbindungen von Theorie und Empirie, die das Scheitern ("Afghanistan"), das Gelingen ("Heimat") sowie die natürlichen Fundamente ("Soziobiologie") sozialer Ordnungskonstruktion in den Blick nehmen.

Grenzen der Grenzüberschreitung

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Book Series: Kultur und soziale Praxis ISBN: 9783837623963 9783839423967 Year: DOI: 10.14361/transcript.9783839423967 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103311
Subject: Sociology
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Europa wächst zusammen - so ein gängiger politischer Slogan. Diese Studie zeigt: In vielen Fällen sind es Organisationen, die in innereuropäischen Grenzregionen die konkrete internationale Zusammenarbeit vorantreiben. In diesem Buch untersucht ein Forschungsteam aus Linguisten, Pädagogen und Soziologen, auf welche Weise den Bildungs-, Kultur-, Sozial- und Verwaltungseinrichtungen im bayerisch-böhmischen Grenzraum die grenzüberschreitende Zusammenarbeit gelingt. Die Forscher zeichnen nach, wie Organisationen geisteswissenschaftliche Expertise einsetzen, um zwischen den Kulturen, Sprachen und Rechtsräumen zu "übersetzen".

Welcome to Europe - Die Grenzen des europäischen Migrationsrechts

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Book Series: Kultur und soziale Praxis ISBN: 9783837624861 9783839424865 Year: DOI: 10.14361/transcript.9783839424865 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103288
Subject: Political Science
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Das Terrain des europäischen Migrationsrechts ist von Kämpfen um Hegemonie geprägt. Den damit einhergehenden Prozessen des Re-Borderings - die Schaffung eines Bereichs unbeschränkter innerer Mobilität, die zugleich an massive Außengrenzen gekoppelt ist - widmet Sonja Buckel zwei Fallstudien. Sie zeigen, dass in diesen Auseinandersetzungen wesentliche Elemente eines europäischen Staatsprojekts verhandelt werden. Während die erste Fallstudie die Herausbildung transnationaler sozialer Rechte untersucht, fokussiert die zweite die juridischen Kämpfe um die südliche europäische Seegrenze und um die Aufrechterhaltung einer imperialen Lebensweise.

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