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Materiale Textkulturen. Konzepte-Materialien-Praktiken

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Book Series: Materiale Textkulturen ISSN: 2198-6932 ISBN: 9783110371291 9783110425277 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 746 DOI: 10.1515/9783110371291 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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How does one define and explore the “material presence of the written in non-typographical cultures?” The interdisciplinary and collaborative essays in this handbook present theoretical principles, describe text-bearing materials and objects, and investigate the diverse practices related to text-bearing artifacts. The analysis is illustrated with examples drawn from a period of over 4,500 years.

Materiality of Writing in Early Mesopotamia

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Book Series: Materiale Textkulturen ISSN: 2198-6940 ISBN: 9783110459630 9783110459821 Year: Volume: 13 Pages: vi, 301 DOI: 10.1515/9783110459630 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History
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This volume presents recent research on the relationship between the material format of text-bearing artefacts, the texts they carry, and their genre. The essays cover a vast period, from the counting stones of the late 4th millennium BCE to the time of the Great Hittite Kingdom in the 2nd millennium BCE. The breadth of substantive focus allows new insights of relevance to scholars in both Ancient Middle Eastern studies and the humanities.

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Materiality --- writing --- text --- Mesopotamia

Metatexte. Erzählungen von schrifttragenden Artefakten in der alttestamentlichen und mittelalterlichen Literatur

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Book Series: Materiale Textkulturen ISSN: 2198-6940 ISBN: 9783110417944 9783110425321 Year: Volume: 15 Pages: viii, 380 DOI: 10.1515/9783110417944 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Languages and Literatures --- History --- Religion --- The Bible
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Texts of the Old Testament and the literature of the European Middle Ages feature a number of narratives about objects on which something is written. In this volume, scholars from the fields of Old Testament studies, Jewish studies, and medieval literary studies examine approaches for analyzing such stories and their narrating and narrated objects.

Erscheinungsformen und Handhabungen Heiliger Schriften

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Book Series: Materiale Textkulturen ISSN: 2198-6940 ISBN: 9783110371277 9783110412598 Year: Volume: 5 Pages: vii, 349 DOI: 10.1515/9783110371277 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Religion
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This study focuses on Holy Scriptures as material objects. What are the contexts for the appearances and the usages of these objects? Is there a difference between Holy Scriptures and other objects, and is it inevitably their sacred content that renders them holy? Interdisciplinary perspectives offer new incentives for understanding the material phenomenon of the ‘Holy Scriptures’.

Communication and Materiality. Written and Unwritten Communication in Pre-Modern Societies

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Book Series: Materiale Textkulturen ISSN: 2198-6932 ISBN: 9783110371758 9783110413007 Year: Volume: 8 Pages: iv, 133 DOI: 10.1515/9783110371758 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History --- Archaeology
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This volume reconsiders literacy and communication in pre-modern societies, focusing especially on how material form affects the way textual artefacts are understood and interpreted. By bringing together scholars from diverse disciplines such as archaeology, medieval studies, and Islamic studies, this volume provides the specialist and non-specialist with insights on how humans express themselves through writing and material culture.

Schriftträger - Textträger. Zur materialen Präsenz des Geschriebenen in frühen Gesellschaften

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Book Series: Materiale Textkulturen ISSN: 2198-6940 ISBN: 9783110371345 9783110412970 Year: Volume: 6 Pages: viii, 274 DOI: 10.1515/9783110371345 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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This volume seeks to explore new interpretive approaches to textual sources from past cultures that emphasize their materiality and praxeology. The focus of inquiry is on the relationship between the text and its material carriers and on the influence of material forms on the creation, presence, and reception of what is written.

Garbarge Citizenship

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ISBN: 9781478000990 9781478002505 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Duke University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102068
Subject: Ethnology
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Over the last twenty-five years, garbage infrastructure in Dakar, Senegal, has taken center stage in struggles over government, the value of labor, and the dignity of the working poor. Through strikes and public dumping, Dakar's streets have been periodically inundated with household garbage as the city's trash collectors and ordinary residents protest urban austerity. Often drawing on discourses of Islamic piety, garbage activists have provided a powerful language to critique a neoliberal mode of governing-through-disposability and assert rights to fair labor. In Garbage Citizenship Rosalind Fredericks traces Dakar's volatile trash politics to recalibrate how we understand urban infrastructure by emphasizing its material, social, and affective elements. She shows how labor is a key component of infrastructural systems and how Dakar's residents use infrastructures as a vital tool for forging collective identities and mobilizing political action.

Writing Matters. Presenting and Perceiving Monumental Inscriptions in Antiquity and the Middle Ages

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Book Series: Materiale Textkulturen ISSN: 2198-6940 ISBN: 9783110534597 9783110533361 Year: Volume: 14 Pages: viii, 396 DOI: 10.1515/9783110534597 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History
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This edited volume includes a compilation of new approaches to the investigation of inscriptions from different cultural contexts. Innovative research questions about "material text cultures" are examined with reference to Classical Athens, late ancient and Byzantine churches and urban spaces, Hellenistic and Roman cities, and medieval buildings.

An Archaeology of Art and Writing

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ISBN: 9783946198390 9783946198369 9783946198376 9783941698383 Year: Pages: 362 DOI: 10.16994/bak Language: English
Publisher: Modern Academic Publishing
Subject: Anthropology --- Archaeology --- Social Sciences --- History of arts --- History
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"An Archaeology of Art and Writing offers an in-depth treatment of the image as material culture. Centring on early Egyptian bone, ivory, and wooden labels—one of the earliest inscribed and decorated object groups from burials in the lower Nile Valley—the research is anchored in the image as the site of material action. A key aim of this book is to outline a contextual and reflexive approach to early art and writing as a complement to the traditional focus on iconographic and linguistic meanings. Archaeological and anthropological approaches are integrated with social theories of practice and agency to develop a more holistic perspective that situates early Egyptian imagery in relation to its manufacture, use and final deposition in the funerary context. The dialectical relationships between past embodied practitioners and materials, production techniques, and compositional principles are examined for the insight they provide into changes and continuities in early Egyptian graphical expression across time and space. The electronic version of this book is accompanied by an online database of the inscribed labels, enabling the reader to explore via hyperlinks the fascinating body of evidence that underpins this innovative study.&#xD;&#xD;Kathryn Piquette lectures on the archaeology of ancient Egypt and the Near East at the University of Reading. She also lectures in digital humanities at University College London, where she serves as a senior research consultant in advanced digital imaging techniques for cultural heritage. Recent publications include the co-edited Writing as Material Practice: Substance, surface and medium."&#xD;

The Politics of Micro-Decisions: Edward Snowden, Net Neutrality, and the Architectures of the Internet

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Book Series: Digital Cultures ISBN: 9783957960405 9783957960412 Year: Pages: 128 DOI: 10.14619/005 Language: English
Publisher: meson press
Subject: Media and communication
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Be it in the case of opening a website, sending an email, or high-frequency trading, bits and bytes of information have to cross numerous nodes at which micro-decisions are made. These decisions concern the most efficient path through the network, the processing speed, or the priority of incoming data packets. Despite their multifaceted nature, micro-decisions are a dimension of control and surveillance in the twenty-first century that has received little critical attention. They represent the smallest unit and the technical precondition of a contemporary network politics – and of our potential opposition to it. The current debates regarding net neutrality and Edward Snowden’s revelation of NSA surveillance are only the tip of the iceberg. What is at stake is nothing less than the future of the Internet as we know it.

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