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Die Indigenenbewegung in Ecuador

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Book Series: Global Studies ISBN: 9783837625707 9783839425701 Year: DOI: 10.14361/transcript.9783839425701 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103312
Subject: Political Science
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Die Indigenenbewegung ist trotz ihrer enormen Diversität ein wichtiger sozialer Akteur in der ecuadorianischen Gesellschaft. Seit einer Sattelzeit zwischen Mitte der 1970er und Mitte der 1980er Jahre hat sie einen Diskurs herausgebildet, der identitäre mit klassistischen Positionen verbindet und um die politischen Begriffe indigene Nationalität, Territorialität, Plurinationalität, Interkulturalität und Gutes Leben herum aufgebaut ist. Philipp Altmann zeigt, wie sich dieser Diskurs gegen die koloniale Strukturierung der Gesellschaft und ihre Auswirkungen - wie etwa Diskriminierung und Ungleichheit - wendet und daher dekolonial zu verstehen ist.

Die Türkei und das andere Europa

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Book Series: Global Studies ISBN: 9783837610123 9783839410127 Year: DOI: 10.14361/9783839410127 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103286
Subject: Political Science
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Diese Studie analysiert das dialogische Zusammenspiel zwischen den europäischen und türkischen Diskursen um den möglichen EU-Beitritt der Türkei. Die Differenzen stellen in der Perspektive postkolonialer Theorien ein ambivalentes und formatives Moment für die Bildung einer europäischen Identität dar: Die Europäer nehmen die Beitrittsverhandlungen zum Anlass, über ihr Selbstverständnis zu reflektieren, wobei diverse Ost-West-Repräsentationen kommuniziert und strukturiert werden. Die muslimischen Migranten in Europa und die Minderheiten in der Türkei fungieren dabei als interne Symptome, die die Unvollständigkeit der europäischen bzw. türkischen Identitäten sichtbar machen.

A Poetics of Neurosis

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Book Series: Edition Kulturwissenschaft ISBN: 9783837641325 Year: Pages: 206 DOI: 10.14361/9783839441329 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: OGeSoMo
Subject: Social Sciences
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While psychiatry and the neurosciences have dismissed the concept of neurosis as too vague for medical purposes, in recent years literary studies have adopted the term by virtue of its abstractness. This volume investigates the verbalization of neurosis in literary and cultural texts. As opposed to the medical diagnostics of neurosis in the individual, the contributions focus on the poetics of neurosis. They indicate how neuroses are still routinely romanticized or vilified, bent to suit aesthetic and narrative choices, and transfigured to illustrate unresolved cultural tensions.&#xD;

Decolonising the University

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ISBN: 9780745338217 9781786803153 9781786803160 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Pluto Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102239
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In 2015, students at the University of Cape Town demanded the removal of a statue of Cecil Rhodes, the imperialist, racist business magnate, from their campus. The battle cry '#RhodesMustFall' sparked an international movement calling for the decolonization of the world's universities. Today, as this movement grows, how will it radically transform the terms upon which universities exist? In this book, students, activists and scholars discuss the possibilities and the pitfalls of doing decolonial work in the home of the coloniser, in the heart of the establishment. Subverting curricula, enforcing diversity, and destroying old boundaries, this is a radical call for a new era of education. Offering resources for students and academics to challenge and resist coloniality inside and outside the classroom, Decolonising the University provides the tools for radical pedagogical, disciplinary and institutional change.

An Intimate Rebuke

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Book Series: Religious Cultures of African and African Diaspora People ISBN: 9781478001201 9781478002635 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Duke University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102071
Subject: Ethnology
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Throughout West African societies, at times of social crises, postmenopausal women — the Mothers — make a ritual appeal to their innate moral authority. The seat of this power is the female genitalia. Wielding branches or pestles, they strip naked and slap their genitals and bare breasts to curse and expel the forces of evil. In An Intimate Rebuke Laura S. Grillo draws on fieldwork in Côte d’Ivoire that spans three decades to illustrate how these rituals of Female Genital Power (FGP) constitute religious and political responses to abuses of power. When deployed in secret FGP operates as spiritual warfare against witchcraft; in public it serves as a political activism. During Côte d’Ivoire’s civil wars FGP challenged the immoral forces of both rebels and the state. Grillo shows how the ritual potency of the Mothers’ nudity and the conjuration of their sex embodies a moral power that has been foundational to West African civilization.

Die Politik der Verortung

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Book Series: Kultur und soziale Praxis ISBN: 9783839400838 Year: Pages: 228 DOI: 10.14361/9783839400838 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Subject: Geography --- History --- Migration
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In Zeiten globaler Unübersichtlichkeit hat die Rede von kulturellen Unterschieden Hochkonjunktur. Während die einen den Kampf der Kulturen bestätigt sehen, machen sich andere für den Dialog der Kulturen stark. Der Band fasst beide Szenarien als komplementäre Strategien, die eine kontingente Welt durch die Verortung kultureller Identität buchstäblich in Ordnung bringen. Ganz im Sinne der postkolonialen »Theorie unterwegs« belässt die Autorin es aber nicht bei der reinen Dekonstruktionsarbeit, sondern macht sich auf die Suche nach ANDEREN Möglichkeiten der Verortung. Damit lädt sie zu einer Reise ein, die vom partikularistischen Welt-Bild kultureller Gegensätze über das universalistische Welt-Bild des kulturellen Ausgleichs hin zu einer ANDEREN Geographie der Welt führt.

Negotiating Urban Conflicts

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Book Series: Materialitäten ISBN: 9783839404638 Year: Pages: 308 DOI: 10.14361/9783839404638 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Subject: Sociology
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Cities have always been arenas of social and symbolic conflict. As places of encounter between different classes, ethnic groups, and lifestyles, cities play the role of powerful integrators; yet on the other hand urban contexts are the ideal setting for marginalization and violence. The struggle over control of urban spaces is an ambivalent mode of sociation: while producing themselves, groups produce exclusive spaces and then, in turn, use the boundaries they have created to define themselves. This volume presents major urban conflicts and analyzes modes of negotiation against the theoretical background of postcolonialism.

Dezentrierte Positionierung

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Book Series: Kultur und soziale Praxis ISBN: 9783839404096 Year: Pages: 122 DOI: 10.14361/9783839404096 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Subject: Social Sciences
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Der britische Kulturtheoretiker Stuart Hall wird seit einem Jahrzehnt zunehmend auch in den hiesigen Debatten über kulturelle Identität (in) der Einwanderungsgesellschaft zitiert. Mit diesem Buch liegt erstmals eine ausführliche und kritische deutschsprachige Auseinandersetzung vor. Halls spannungsvolle Gratwanderung zwischen Antirassismus und Multikulturalismus wird aus verstreuten Aufsätzen, Vorträgen und Interviews herausgearbeitet und in ihren Kontext zu Dekonstruktion, postkolonialer Theorie und historischer Konjunktur gestellt. Warum ist die Frage der Identität nie endgültig zu beantworten? Wie kann dennoch identitätsstiftende Praxis aussehen?

Revolution and Disenchantment

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ISBN: 9781478090274 9781478007586 9781478006756 9781478006169 Year: Pages: 280 DOI: 10.1215/9781478090274 Language: English
Publisher: Duke University Press
Subject: History
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The Arab Revolutions that began in 2011 reignited interest in the question of theory and practice, imbuing it with a burning political urgency. In Revolution and Disenchantment Fadi A. Bardawil redescribes for our present how an earlier generation of revolutionaries, the 1960s Arab New Left, addressed this question. Bardawil excavates the long-lost archive of the Marxist organization Socialist Lebanon and its main theorist, Waddah Charara, who articulated answers in their political practice to fundamental issues confronting revolutionaries worldwide: intellectuals as vectors of revolutionary theory; political organizations as mediators of theory and praxis; and nonemancipatory attachments as impediments to revolutionary practice. Drawing on historical and ethnographic methods and moving beyond familiar reception narratives of Marxist thought in the postcolony, Bardawil engages in "fieldwork in theory" that analyzes how theory seduces intellectuals, cultivates sensibilities, and authorizes political practice. Throughout, Bardawil underscores the resonances and tensions between Arab intellectual traditions and Western critical theory and postcolonial theory, deftly placing intellectuals from those traditions into a much-needed conversation.

Broken Voices

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Book Series: Music and Performing Arts of Asia and the Pacific ISBN: 9780824866655 9780824878337 9780824878344 Year: Language: English
Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101410
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'Broken Voices' is the first English-language book on Korea’s rich folksong heritage, and the first major study of the effects of Japanese colonialism on the intangible heritage of its former colony. In 2009, many Koreans reacted with dismay when China officially recognized the folksong 'Arirang', commonly regarded as the national folksong in North and South Korea, as part of its national intangible cultural heritage. They were vindicated when versions from both sides of the DMZ were included in UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity a few years later. At least on a national level, folksongs thus carry significant political importance. Maliangkay describes how an elaborate system of heritage management was first established in modern Korea and raises an important issue of cultural preservation—traditions that fail to attract practitioners and audiences are unsustainable, so compromises may be unwelcome but imperative.

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