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„Wir haben ja jetzt auch ein paar Damen bei uns“ – Symbolische Grenzziehungen und Heteronormativität in den Ingenieurwissenschaften

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ISBN: 9783863883591 9783863887889 Year: Pages: 208 Language: German
Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich
Subject: Gender Studies
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Engineering sciences in Germany remain a male domain, although for years, efforts have been made to balance gender relations in these areas. The author examines the question of whether and to what extent the asymmetrical gender relationship is rooted in the contents and cultures of engineering sciences themselves. Interviews with engineers are used to identify various key concepts that contribute to the maintenance of binary, heteronormative gender relations in this field.; Die Ingenieurwissenschaften in Deutschland halten sich als Männerdomäne, obwohl es seit Jahren Bemühungen gibt, das Geschlechterverhältnis in diesen Bereichen auszugleichen. Die Autor_in geht der Frage nach, ob und inwiefern das asymmetrische Geschlechterverhältnis in den Inhalten und Kulturen der Ingenieurwissenschaften selbst begründet liegt. Anhand von Interviews mit Ingenieur_innen werden verschiedene Schlüsselkonzepte identifiziert, die zur Aufrechterhaltung des binären, heteronormativen Geschlechterverhältnisses in diesem Feld beitragen.

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’.

The Global Encyclopaedia of informality, Volume 2

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Book Series: Fringe ISBN: 9781787351899 Year: Pages: 568 DOI: 10.14324/111.9781787351899 Language: English
Publisher: UCL Press Grant: European Research Council (ERC) - 2011-AdG-295486
Subject: Political Science --- Sociology --- Philosophy
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Alena Ledeneva invites you on a voyage of discovery to explore society’s open secrets, unwritten rules and know-how practices. Broadly defined as ‘ways of getting things done’, these invisible yet powerful informal practices tend to escape articulation in official discourse. They include emotion-driven exchanges of gifts or favours and tributes for services, interest-driven know-how (from informal welfare to informal employment and entrepreneurship), identity-driven practices of solidarity, and power-driven forms of co-optation and control. The paradox, or not, of the invisibility of these informal practices is their ubiquity. Expertly practised by insiders but often hidden from outsiders, informal practices are, as this book shows, deeply rooted all over the world, yet underestimated in policy. Entries from the five continents presented in this volume are samples of the truly global and ever-growing collection, made possible by a remarkable collaboration of over 200 scholars across disciplines and area studies. By mapping the grey zones, blurred boundaries, types of ambivalence and contexts of complexity, this book creates the first Global Map of Informality. The accompanying database (www.in-formality.com) is searchable by region, keyword or type of practice, so do explore what works, how, where and why!

The Global Encyclopaedia of informality, Volume 1

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Book Series: Fringe ISBN: 9781911307907 Year: Pages: 464 DOI: 10.14324/111.9781911307907 Language: English
Publisher: UCL Press Grant: European Research Council (ERC) - 2011-AdG-295486
Subject: Political Science
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Alena Ledeneva invites you on a voyage of discovery, to explore society’s open secrets, unwritten rules and know-how practices. Broadly defined as ‘ways of getting things done’, these invisible yet powerful informal practices tend to escape articulation in official discourse. They include emotion-driven exchanges of gifts or favours and tributes for services, interest-driven know-how (from informal welfare to informal employment and entrepreneurship), identity-driven practices of solidarity, and power-driven forms of co-optation and control. The paradox, or not, of the invisibility of these informal practices is their ubiquity. Expertly practised by insiders but often hidden from outsiders, informal practices are, as this book shows, deeply rooted all over the world, yet underestimated in policy. Entries from the five continents presented in this volume are samples of the truly global and ever-growing collection, made possible by a remarkable collaboration of over 200 scholars across disciplines and area studies. By mapping the grey zones, blurred boundaries, types of ambivalence and contexts of complexity, this book creates the first Global Map of Informality. The accompanying database is searchable by region, keyword or type of practice, so do explore what works, how, where and why!

Exploring Social Sustainability and Economic Practices

ISBN: 9783039285549 / 9783039285556 Year: Pages: 164 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03928-555-6 Language: eng
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Social Sciences --- Sociology
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Given the three pillars of sustainability, besides the environment, the interplay of social and economic dimensions provides valuable insight into how society is molded and the key components that should be considere. In terms of social sustainability, processes and framework objectives promote the wellbeing that is integral to the balance of people, planet, and profit. Economic practices consider the system of production, resource allocation, and distribution of goods and services with respect to demand and supply between economic agents. As a result, an economic system is a variant of the social system in which it exists. At present, the forefront of social sustainability research partially encompasses the impact of economic practices on people and society, with notable emphasis centered on the urban environment. Specific interdisciplinary analyses within the scope of sustainability, social development, competitiveness, and motivational management, as well as decision making within the urban landscape, are considered. This book contains nine thoroughly refereed contributions that interconnect detailed research into the two pillars reviewed.

Konstituierung einer Kulturlandschaft - Praktiken des Kulturerbens im deutsch-tschechischen Erzgebirge

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ISBN: 9783863953768 Year: DOI: 10.17875/gup2018-1114 Language: German
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Social Sciences
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How does a cultural landscape come into being? And how is this process connected to the valorization of objects, sites and spaces as cultural heritage? Based on the example of the Czech-German Ore Mountains the ethnographic study investigates the relationship between practices of inheriting culture and the producton of space. With reference to anthropological heritage and policy studies, the research focuses on national and international heritage governances, particularly those of the UNESCO world heritage prorgram. How are they related to local memory discourses and practices? How do they assist in the promotion of regional tourism and other economic endeavors? What role do EU-policies on European integration play? The Czech-German Ore Mountains region is marked by post-war forced migration and resettlement. Against the background of this complex history, the study shows how collective claims on cultural property are formulated and how a shared, transboundary heritage is negotiated.

Chapter 4 Evaluating electoral management performance (Book chapter)

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Book Series: Routledge Studies in Elections, Democracy and Autocracy ISBN: 9781138682412 9781315545172 Year: Pages: 30 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Political Science
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After a review of the rival approaches that are used to evaluate public sector performance in general, five dimensions of EMB performance are set out which are argued to be crucial for achieving democratic ideals in an electoral democracy. The aim is to set out these dimensions, and the sources of data that can be used by researchers to assess whether they are achieved. The UK and Canada are then assessed against the framework so that the utility of the model becomes clear. The concepts and framework also act as founding principles for the remainder of the book.

Chapter 1 Introduction (Book chapter)

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Book Series: Routledge Studies in Elections, Democracy and Autocracy ISBN: 9781138682412 9781315545172 Year: Pages: 17 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Political Science
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In the immediate aftermath of the 2007 Kenyan Presidential election, the country entered into a political, economic and humanitarian crisis. Post-election violence erupted leading to estimates of over 1,000 people being killed by police, criminal gangs and militia groups, and 660,000 displacements, as opponents of President Mwai Kibaki alleged electoral manipulation (CBS News 2008; Kenny 2019). Tensions were deeply rooted in Kenya’s political history.

Migraciones en la Patagonia : Subjetividades, diversidad y territorialización

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ISBN: 9789873667435 DOI: 10.4000/books.eunrn.515 Language: Spanish
Publisher: Editorial UNRN
Subject: Social Sciences
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Este libro reúne diversos estudios sobre la población migrante de países latinoamericanos en la Patagonia argentina. Los autores analizan las experiencias y prácticas culturales de estos grupos habitualmente ignorados o invisibilizados por los discursos dominantes, con el objetivo de comprender y aportar al conocimiento de la trama social patagónica. Los estudios abordan cuatro ejes temáticos: los desplazamientos y las dinámicas migratorias; las configuraciones productivas a partir de relaciones laborales, trayectorias familiares y cuestiones de género;las representaciones sociales de experiencias locales y barriales;la construcción de sentidos de pertenencia a partir de prácticas religiosas.

Araucanía-Norpatagonia : Discursos y representaciones de la materialidad

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ISBN: 9789873667664 DOI: 10.4000/books.eunrn.549 Language: Spanish
Publisher: Editorial UNRN
Subject: Social Sciences
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Este libro publica una serie de estudios transfronterizos argentino-chilenos y articula trabajos conjuntos de investigadores de ambos lados de la cordillera de la Patagonia. El camino recorrido por las investigaciones atraviesa tres ejes: circuitos, relaciones y representaciones de prácticas políticas y económicas; territorios, itinerarios y expresiones materiales; prácticas culturales y sociales en el marco de la interculturalidad. Los textos fueron puestos a consideración de distintos referentes académicos especializados y buscan constituir una conversación provocadora y provechosa. Por otra parte, pretenden consolidar el imaginario de un territorio común en el tiempo y el espacio, a través de la cordillera como eje integrador y no como límite político nacional.

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