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Disputing Citizenship

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ISBN: 9781447312529 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Policy Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100737
Subject: Political Science
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This unique book presents a new perspective on citizenship by treating it as a continuing focus of dispute. The authors develop a view of citizenship as always emerging from struggle through an exploration of the entanglements of politics, culture and power that are both embodied and contested in forms and practices of citizenship. This book will mainly appeal to scholars and students engaged by the question of citizenship, across a range of disciplines, as well as policymakers and practitioners.

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Sociology

Active ageing

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ISBN: 9781447307204 9781447354765 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Policy Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102936
Subject: Social and Public Welfare
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In this topical book older people's volunteering is studied in eight European countries at the structural, macro, meso and micro levels. Overall it highlights how different interactions between the levels facilitate or hinder older people's inclusion in voluntary work and makes policy suggestions for an integrated strategy.

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Sociology

Adult and Continuing Education in Cyprus

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Book Series: Länderporträts ISBN: 9783763953028 Year: DOI: 10.3278/37/0575w Language: English
Publisher: W. Bertelsmann Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101793
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The volume offers a current stock-take of central areas of adult education in Cyprus. Maria Gravani and Alexandra Ioannidou have compiled large amounts of data and information on institutions, financing, offers, participation, personnel, quality assurance and certification. The authors furthermore take into account the political, geopolitical and cultural context which influences developments in adult education, as well as the economic situation of the island state Cyprus. This book offers a great starting point and good orientation for getting to know the Cypriotic system for adult and vocational further education.

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Sociology --- Bildungssysteme

Der Wille zum Subjekt

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Book Series: Sozialtheorie ISBN: 9783837626391 9783839426395 Year: DOI: 10.14361/transcript.9783839426395 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103315
Subject: History
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Marcus Otto unternimmt eine systemtheoretisch inspirierte genealogische Wiederbeschreibung eines Metanarrativs der Moderne, das sich als Imperativ politischer Inklusion historisch wirkmächtig an der Figur des Subjekts entfaltete. Dies impliziert die Dekonstruktion eines übergreifenden Willens zum Subjekt, der bis heute nicht nur in politischen und gesellschaftlichen Selbstbeschreibungen, sondern auch in der Historiographie vorherrscht. Mithin ist in einem umfassenden Sinne, der sich an der Figur des Subjekts kristallisiert, also der "Kopf des Königs noch immer nicht gerollt", wie Foucault einst bezogen auf das politische Denken formuliert hat.

New Multicultural Identities in Europe

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ISBN: 9789058679819 Year: DOI: 10.11116/NMIE_CII Language: English
Publisher: Leuven University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102270
Subject: Sociology
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How to understand Europe’s post-migrant Islam on the one hand and indigenous, anti-Islamic movements on the other? What impact will religion have on the European secular world and its regulation? How do social and economic transitions on a transnational scale challenge ethnic and religious identifications? These questions are at the very heart of the debate on multiculturalism in present-day Europe. Through the lens of post-migrant societies, manifestations of identity appear in pluralized and deterritorialized forms. This calls into question the nature of boundaries between, as well as within various ethnic-religious groups. Although the contributions in this volume focus on Islam, attention is also paid to Christianity, Judaism, and Hinduism. The authors present empirical data from cases in Turkey, Germany, France, Spain, the United Kingdom, Poland, Norway, Sweden and Belgium, and sharpen the perspectives on the religious-ethnic manifestations of identity in 21st-century Europe.

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Sociology --- Islam studies --- Europe

Modern Islamic Thinking and Activism

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ISBN: 9789058679994 Year: DOI: 10.11116/MITA_CII Language: English
Publisher: Leuven University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102269
Subject: Sociology
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Innovative research of 'Islam at work' in geographical and social contexts. 'Modern Islamic Thinking and Activism' presents a series of scholarly papers in relation to Islamic thinking, activism, and politics in both the West and the Middle East. The reader will apprehend that Islam is not the monolithic religion so often depicted in the media or (earlier) in the academic world. The Islamic world is more than a uniform civilization with a set of petrified religious prescriptions and an outdated view on political and social organization. The contributions show the dynamics of 'Islam at work' in different geographical and social contexts. By treating the working of Islamic thinking and of Islamic activism on a practical level, 'Modern Islamic Thinking and Activism' includes innovative research and fills a significant gap in existing work.

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Sociology --- Islam studies --- Europe

Human Remains and Mass Violence

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Book Series: Human Remains and Violence ISBN: 9780719096501 9781526125026 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_628394 Language: English
Publisher: Manchester University Press Grant: FP7 Ideas: European Research Council - 283617
Subject: Social Sciences
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This book outlines for the first time in a single volume the theoretical and methodological tools for a study of human remains resulting from episodes of mass violence and genocide. Despite the highly innovative and contemporary research into both mass violence and the body, the most significant consequence of conflict - the corpse - remains absent from the scope of existing research.Why have human remains hitherto remained absent from our investigation, and how do historians, anthropologists and legal scholars, including specialists in criminology and political science, confront these difficult issues? By drawing on international case studies including genocides in Rwanda, the Khmer Rouge, Argentina, Russia and the context of post-World War II Europe, this ground-breaking edited collection opens new avenues of research.Multidisciplinary in scope, this volume will appeal to readers interested in an understanding of mass violence's aftermath.

Transnationalität und Öffentlichkeit

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Book Series: Kultur und soziale Praxis ISBN: 9783837621549 9783839421543 Year: DOI: 10.14361/transcript.9783839421543 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103319
Subject: Sociology
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Wie können transnationale Öffentlichkeiten untersucht werden? Ob in Zusammenhang mit der globalen AIDS-Epidemie, in migrantischen Organisationen, im Umfeld der pentekostalen Kirche oder im Zuge der neuen sozialen Bewegungen: Weltweit entstehen diskursive Arenen und Formen zivilgesellschaftlichen Engagements, deren Handlungsspektrum und politische Wirksamkeit die Grenzen von Nationalstaaten überschreiten und das traditionelle Verständnis von Öffentlichkeit in Bewegung bringen. Solche empirisch beobachtbaren Knotenpunkte transnationalen Kommunizierens und Handelns werden in diesem Band von einer multidisziplinären Beiträgerschaft als situative und temporäre Öffentlichkeiten betrachtet und analysiert.

Indian Villages

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ISBN: 9782940503643 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Graduate Institute Publications
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This book presents a unique testimony on the evolution of the Indian peasant's world over more than sixty years. Its originality lies in part in the unique trajectory of its author, Gilbert Étienne, an exceptional man, all at once scientific traveller, thinker of the North/South relationships and economist concerned by sociology and history inputs. In unfolding the story of his passionate relationship with India, the author offers a very personal look which takes into account not only crop di...

Youth and Experiences of Ageing among Maa. Models of Society Evoked by the Maasai, Samburu, and Chamus of Kenya

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ISBN: 9783110372335 9783110377279 Year: Pages: 196 DOI: 10.2478/9783110372335 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History --- Ethnology
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The Maa of East Africa are a cluster of related pastoral peoples who share a social organization based on age. This groups men into life-long cohorts from their initiation in youth, regardless of family wealth. Historically, this type of pre-market society has been described in every continent, but East Africa provides the principal surviving region of age-based societies, among whom the Maasai are the best known. In this volume, comparison between three branches of Maa highlights different aspects of their society: the dynamics of power with age and gender among the Maasai, of ritual performance and belief among the Samburu, and of historical change among the Chamus.Here it is argued that understanding another culture can only be approached through models derived in the first instance from the representations conveyed by members of that culture. The social anthropologist may then elaborate these images through the choice of analytical parallels, even extending to other disciplines and personal experience. Each chapter in this volume views Maa institutions through a different lens, exploring models relevant to a comprehensive analysis of their social life.

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