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One Step Over the Line: Toward a History of Women in the North American Wests

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Book Series: The West Unbound:Social and Cultural Studies ISSN: 1915819X ISBN: 9780888645012 9781897425206 Year: Pages: 475 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
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This eclectic and carefully organized range of essays—from women’s history and settler societies to colonialism and borderlands studies—is the first collection of comparative and transnational work on women in the Canadian and U.S. Wests. It explores, expands, and advances the aspects of women's history that cross national borders. Out of the talks presented at the 2002 “Unsettled Pasts: Reconceiving the West through Women’s History,” Elizabeth Jameson and Sheila McManus have edited a foundational text with a wide, inclusive perspective on our western past.

From 'Stone-Age' to 'Real-Time': Exploring Papuan Temporalities, Mobilities and Religiosities

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ISBN: 9781925022421 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_569112 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Ethnology
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There are probably no other people on earth to whom the image of the ‘stone-age’ is so persistently attached than the inhabitants of the island of New Guinea, which is divided into independent Papua New Guinea and the western part of the island, known today as Papua and West Papua. From ‘Stone-Age’ to ‘Real-Time’ examines the forms of agency, frictions and anxieties the current moment generates in West Papua, where the persistent ‘stone-age’ image meets the practices and ideologies of the ‘real-time’ – a popular expression referring to immediate digital communication. The volume is thus essentially occupied with discourses of time and space and how they inform questions of hierarchy and possibilities for equality. Papuans are increasingly mobile, and seeking to rework inherited ideas, institutions and technologies, while also coming up against palpable limits on what can be imagined or achieved, secured or defended. This volume investigates some of these trajectories for the cultural logics and social or political structures that shape them. The chapters are highly ethnographic, based on in-depth research conducted in diverse spaces within and beyond Papua. These contributions explore topics ranging from hip hop to HIV/ AIDS to historicity, filling much-needed conceptual and ethnographic lacunae in the study of West Papua.

A grammar of Papuan Malay

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Book Series: Studies in Diversity Linguistics ISBN: 9783944675862 9781533457943 9783944675879 Year: Pages: 735 DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.376415 Language: English
Publisher: Language Science Press
Subject: Linguistics
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This book presents an in-depth linguistic description of Papuan Malay, a non-standard variety of Malay. The language is spoken in coastal West Papua which covers the western part of the island of New Guinea. The study is based on sixteen hours of recordings of spontaneous narratives and conversations between Papuan Malay speakers, recorded in the Sarmi area on the northeast coast of West Papua. Papuan Malay is the language of wider communication and the first or second language for an ever-increasing number of people of the area. While Papuan Malay is not officially recognized and therefore not used in formal government or educational settings or for religious preaching, it is used in all other domains, including unofficial use in formal settings, and, to some extent, in the public media. After a general introduction to the language, its setting, and history, this grammar discusses the following topics, building up from smaller grammatical constituents to larger ones: phonology, word formation, noun and prepositional phrases, verbal and nonverbal clauses, non-declarative clauses, and conjunctions and constituent combining. Of special interest to linguists, typologists, and Malay specialists are the following in-depth analyses and descriptions: affixation and its productivity across domains of language choice, reduplication and its gesamtbedeutung, personal pronouns and their adnominal uses, demonstratives and locatives and their extended uses, and adnominal possessive relations and their non- canonical uses. This study provides a starting point for Papuan Malay language development efforts and a point of comparison for further studies on other Malay varieties.

1968 - Eine Wahrnehmungsrevolution? Horizont-Verschiebungen des Politischen in den 1960er und 1970er Jahren

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Book Series: Zeitgeschichte im Gespräch ISSN: 2190-2062 ISBN: 9783486752557 Year: Volume: 16 Pages: 138 DOI: 10.1524/9783486752557 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Political Science --- History
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Was the 1968 movement a cultural success but a political failure? The six studies compiled in this volume probe the structural changes and shifting boundaries of political life in the 1960s and 1970s to assess the impact of the 1968 movement. Among other phenomena, they examine the theater as a potential medium for staging politics, and television as a vehicle in social protest.

Nach Achtundsechzig. Krisen und Krisenbewusstsein in Deutschland und Frankreich in den 1970er Jahren

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Book Series: Schriftenreihe der Vierteljahrshefte für Zeitgeschichte Sondernummer ISSN: 2190-1228 ISBN: 9783486743432 Year: Pages: 193 DOI: 10.1524/9783486743432 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History --- Political Science
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On both sides of the Rhine, the 1970s were characterized by intense social upheaval, economic shocks, and domestic and foreign policy uncertainties. This volume examines perceptions and consequences of the 1968 protest movement along with the impact of the 1973 oil crisis and the threat of terrorism as transnational phenomena.

Entspannung in Europa. Die Bundesrepublik Deutschland und der Warschauer Pakt 1966 bis 1975

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Book Series: Zeitgeschichte im Gespräch ISSN: 2190-2054 ISBN: 9783486856361 Year: Volume: 19 Pages: 131 DOI: 10.1524/9783486856361 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History
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Gottfried Niedhart analyzes the key role played by West Germany in the process of dètente in Europe, which was understood by the West German political coalitions in power during this period as a means of transcending the status quo. At the same time, he explains the policies of the Warsaw Pact, whose members, unlike West Germany, saw dètente as a means of preserving the status quo.

Genuss als Politikum. Kaffeekonsum in beiden deutschen Staaten

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Book Series: Studien zur Zeitgeschichte ISSN: 2192-0761 ISBN: 9783110348736 Year: Volume: 87 Pages: 352 DOI: 10.1515/9783110348736 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History
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In East and West Germany, coffee took on great symbolic value as an indicator of prosperity, both for the individual and society. In her comparative and richly illustrated presentation, Monika Sigmund reveals the status and emotional valence that were associated with drinking a cup of coffee. In both Germanys, coffee consumption was far more than just a private act.

Die Wahl des Rentenalters

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Book Series: Allokation im marktwirtschaftlichen System ISBN: 9783631489031 Year: Pages: 254 Language: German
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Economics --- Political Science
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Die Alterung der westlichen Industrienationen führt zu einer erheblichen Belastung der Sozialversicherungssysteme. Der Autor zeigt dies am Beispiel der bundesdeutschen Rentenversicherung auf. Die ökonomische Analyse ergibt, daß die deutsche Gesetzliche Rentenversicherung (GRV) deutliche Anreize zur Frühverrentung setzt, deren Abbau das Sozialversicherungssystem merklich entlasten würde. Das Rentenzugangsverhalten in Deutschland wird in einem Verweildauermodell mikroökonometrisch untersucht. Der Autor schlägt eine neuerliche Rentenreform in Form einer geänderten Rentenberechnung vor und zeigt anhand von Simulationsrechnungen deren Entlastungswirkungen für die GRV-Finanzen auf. Die Arbeit behandelt ein aktuelles Feld der sozialpolitischen Diskussion und leistet einen wissenschaftlichen Beitrag zur Versachlichung der öffentlichen Diskussion.

Von der Ost-West-Konfrontation zur Europaeischen Friedensordnung

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Book Series: Suedosteuropa-Studien ISBN: 9783631743119 Year: Pages: 317 Language: English|German
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
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Die Südosteuropa-Studien werden von der in München ansässigen Südosteuropa-Gesellschaft, der wichtigsten Wissenschaftsorganisation der Südosteuropa-Forschung im deutschsprachigen Raum, herausgegeben. Sie dienen der vertieften und interdisziplinären wissenschaftlichen Darstellung wichtiger Themen aus der Südosteuropa-Forschung. Auch Fragen zur aktuellen politischen und sozio-ökonomischen Entwicklung in der Region Südosteuropa werden aufgegriffen. Herausgeber der Einzelbände sind renommierte Repräsentanten der deutschen und internationalen Südosteuropa-Forschung.

Die Bundesrepublik im KSZE-Prozess 1975-1983. Die Umkehrung der Diplomatie

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Book Series: Quellen und Darstellungen zur Zeitgeschichte ISSN: 0481-3545 ISBN: 9783110345476 Year: Volume: 105 Pages: 603 DOI: 10.1515/9783110345476 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History
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West Germany`s policy toward the CSCE following the Helsinki conference was shaped by the subsequent meetings in Belgrade (1977) and Madrid (1980) as well as further Expert Meetings. The study shows how important the CSCE process was for Bonn as an instrument for crisis management against the backdrop of deteriorating international relations, to preserve East-West dètente, and to make the Iron Curtain more permeable.

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