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Dancing Postcolonialism

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Book Series: TanzScripte ISBN: 9783839406427 9783899426427 Year: Pages: 230 DOI: 10.14361/9783839406427 Language: English
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Subject: Arts in general
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This book presents the first in-depth critical and historical examination of the internationally renowned National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica (NDTC) in the context of postcolonial theatre. Combining a postcolonial theoretical framework with performance studies and dance analysis, the study examines the interrelationship of Jamaican modern dance theatre aesthetics and the Caribbean's complex cultural genealogy since 1492. Addressing issues of postcolonial nationalism and Jamaican identity politics, the book provides the first comprehensive study of the NDTC's modern dance theatre works as it situates dance theatre choreography at the centre of postcolonial independence politics and cultural theory in the Caribbean.

Ending Slavery

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Book Series: Kultur und soziale Praxis ISBN: 9783839400494 9783933127495 Year: Pages: 436 DOI: 10.14361/9783839400494 Language: English
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Subject: Social Sciences
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»Ending Slavery« offers insights into the »how« of practices of slavery that persist in parts of Mauritania up to the present day. It brings to the light the gendered structures of Moorish slavery, and examines their impact on strategies and tactics designed to bring this institution to an end. Underlying this study is empirical data gathered during two periods of field research in rural central Mauritania. The analysis of life histories of slaves and freed slaves, but also of tributaries and free Moors plays a key role in the book.

Culture – Theory – Disability

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Book Series: Disability Studies. Körper – Macht – Differenz ISBN: 9783837625332 9783839425336 Year: DOI: 10.26530/oapen_627653 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100568
Subject: Social Sciences
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Which theoretical approaches of contemporary cultural criticism can Disability Studies employ? At the same time, what can Cultural Studies gain by incorporating disability more fully as a framework for critical analysis? This international collection of essays enriches the thriving discourse of Cultural Disability Studies by offering stimulating dialogues between British, Czech, German and US-American scholars. In order to contour the various 'contact zones' between the two fields, the volume works transdisciplinarily, drawing on fields such as sociology, literary studies, art history and philosophy.

Situating Globalization

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Book Series: Globaler lokaler Islam ISBN: 9783839400616 9783933127617 Year: Pages: 362 DOI: 10.14361/9783839400616 Language: English
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Subject: Sociology --- History --- Migration
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The range of perspectives and original materials dealt with by each author highlights the renewed urgency of the struggle for cultural autonomy and voice within the context of globalization. In other words, each paper explores how the various processes at both the local and global level intersect to create new discourses and debates round the »indigenization of knowledge.« If a new wind of cultural decolonization is blowing through the Arab Middle East, which is having profound impact on the lives of men and women, then we should expect a new scholarship to emerge in order to grasp and understand it. This book is a contribution in that direction.

Disability in Different Cultures

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Book Series: Kultur und soziale Praxis ISBN: 9783839400401 9783933127402 Year: Pages: 384 DOI: 10.14361/9783839400401 Language: English
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Subject: Social Sciences
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How are disability and rehabilitation conceived of in different cultures? How can these concepts be made accessible? Studies from the fields of sociology, ethnology and educational science address these questions, whilst contributors from rehabilitation projects in development cooperation and from self-help movements highlight culturally different perceptions of disability. A distinctive feature of this reader is the dialogue it creates by bringing together scientific praxis and practical work.

Kino der Lüge

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Book Series: Film ISBN: 9783839401804 9783899421804 Year: Pages: 196 DOI: 10.14361/9783839401804 Language: German
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Subject: Performing Arts
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»Das ist kein Blut, das ist nur rote Farbe« (Jean-Luc Godard). Das Kino ist eine Welt der Illusionen. Doch wann wird es zur Lüge? 24 mal pro Sekunde? Die Aufsatzsammlung spürt der Lüge im Kino anhand beispielhaft analysierter Filme verschiedener Genres nach. Die Filme Blow Up, Der Clou, Rashomon, Der Kontrakt des Zeichners, Das Leben ein Pfeifen, Schwarze Katze, weißer Kater sowie eXistenZ und Lost Highway werden in interkultureller Breite sowohl inhaltlich als auch medienreflexiv auf die Aspekte der Lüge, der Täuschung und der Manipulation hin untersucht. Die Beiträger arbeiten die Spannung der Lüge im Kino heraus: Es geht ihnen sowohl um das Lügen im Film als auch um das spezifisch ästhetische Lügen des Films.

Wounds and Words

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Book Series: Lettre ISBN: 9783837623789 9783839423783 Year: DOI: 10.26530/oapen_627792 Language: English
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Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Trauma has become a hotly contested topic in literary studies. But interest in trauma is not new; its roots extend to the Romantic period, when novelists and the first psychiatrists influenced each others' investigations of the 'wounded mind'. This book looks back to these early attempts to understand trauma, reading a selection of Romantic novels in dialogue with Romantic and contemporary psychiatry. It then carries that dialogue forward to postmodern fiction, examining further how empirical approaches can deepen our theorizations of trauma. Within an interdisciplinary framework, this study reveals fresh insights into the poetics, politics, and ethics of trauma fiction.

Writing Emotions

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Book Series: Lettre ISBN: 9783837637939 9783839437933 Year: Language: English
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Subject: Languages and Literatures
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After a long period of neglect, emotions have become an important topic within literary studies. This collection of essays stresses the complex link between aesthetic and non-aesthetic emotional components. Against this background, emotional patterns are discussed by focusing on the practice of writing as well as on the impact of emotional patterns on receptive processes. Readers will be confronted with a concept of aesthetic emotions as formative both within the writing and the reading process. Essays, ranging in matter from the beginning of modern drama to digital formats and theoretical questions, discuss examples from English, German, French, Russian and American literature.

Unfinished Business

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Book Series: Film ISBN: 9783839404379 9783899424379 Year: Pages: 188 DOI: 10.14361/9783839404379 Language: German
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Subject: Performing Arts
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In den letzten Jahrzehnten haben sich die literaturwissenschaftlichen Fächer für kultur- und mediengeschichtliche Fragestellungen geöffnet. Das führt zu einer Erweiterung des Literaturbegriffs, zur Aufhebung der Differenz zwischen Hoch- und Populärkultur sowie zu neuen literatur- und medientheoretischen Überlegungen. Diesen Veränderungen geht die Anthologie exemplarisch an einem konkreten Beispiel nach: Im Zentrum der interdisziplinären Beiträge, die film- und literaturwissenschaftliche Aspekte mit kulturvergleichenden Ansätzen verbinden, steht Quentin Tarantinos Film »Kill Bill«. Mit Beiträgen von Gereon Blaseio und Claudia Liebrand, Martin Przybilski und Franziska Schößler, Rolf Parr, Georg Mein, Uwe Lindemann und Michaela Schmidt, Oliver Kohns und Paul Fleming.

Der komische Körper

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Book Series: Lettre ISBN: 9783839401644 9783899421644 Year: Pages: 326 DOI: 10.14361/9783839401644 Language: German
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Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Der Körper ist als elementares Medium der Komik in der Geschichte des Theaters, der Literatur und des Films bis heute präsent. Eine minimalistische Grimasse, ein polternder Salto oder eine schiefe Perücke können jene abrupte Sinnverdrehung bewirken, die einen komischen Effekt erzeugt. Das breite Repertoire der körperlichen Komik und ihrer Accessoires wird hier in Stichworteinträgen eingefangen: Die Themen schlagen einen Bogen vom Schwank des Mittelalters über den Schelmenroman bis zu Totò und Valère Novarina, und exemplarische Figuren wie der gefräßige Diener, typische Szenen wie das Verprügeln des Bauern und tradierte Formen der Komik wie die Farce werden in diesem geistreichen Konvolut kurzweilig präsentiert.

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