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Neorassismus in der Einwanderungsgesellschaft
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Völkel, Bärbel und Pacyna, Tony (Hrsg.): Neorassismus in der Einwanderungsgesellschaft: eine Herausforderung für die Bildung. Bielefeld, Berlin: Transcript, Walter de Gruyter, 2017.
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"Postkoloniale Denkmuster, Nationalismus, Ethnozentrismus und Rassismus gehören in den Kontext einer Nation, die Geschichte, Kultur und Identität in einen Sinnzusammenhang bringt. Der Band zeigt: Die zunehmende kulturelle Pluralisierung der Gesellschaften erfordert die Bereitschaft zu dialogischen Begegnungen, die letztlich alle verändern. Dies nicht als Verlust, sondern als den Beginn von etwas Neuem zu erleben, scheint die Herausforderung der Zukunft zu sein. Die Beiträger_innen, darunter Kien Nghi Ha, Ram A. Mall und Bea Lundt, stellen Analysen, Deutungen und Perspektiven vor, wie erste Schritte in eine solche Zukunft aussehen könnten. Dem Band ist ein Streitgespräch mit Jörn Rüsen beigefügt, der den hier vertretenen Ansätzen kritisch begegnet."(Verlagstext)

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We Are Iraqis
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Al-Ali, Nadje and Al-Najjar, Deborah (Hrsg.): We Are Iraqis. Aesthetics and Politics in a Time of War. Syracuse, New York: Syracuse University Press, 2013.
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"While the occupation of Iraq and its aftermath has received media and political attention, we know very little about the everyday lives of Iraqis. Iraqi men, women, and children are not merely passive victims of violence, vulnerable recipients of repressive regimes, or bystanders of their country’s destruction. In the face of danger and trauma, Iraqis continue to cope, preparing food, sending their children to school, socializing, telling jokes, and dreaming of a better future. Within the realm of imagination and creative expression, the editors find that many Iraqi artists have not only survived but have also sought healing."(Verlagstext)

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Cultural-Existential Psychology
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Sullivan, Daniel (Hrsg.): Cultural-Existential Psychology. The Role of Culture in Suffering and Threat. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016.
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"Cultural psychology and experimental existential psychology are two of the fastest-growing movements in social psychology. In this book, Daniel Sullivan combines both perspectives to present a groundbreaking analysis of culture's role in shaping the psychology of threat experience. The first part of the book presents a new theoretical framework guided by three central principles: that humans are in a unique existential situation because we possess symbolic consciousness and culture; that culture provides psychological protection against threatening experiences, but also helps to create them; and that interdisciplinary methods are vital to understanding the link between culture and threat. In the second part of the book, Sullivan presents a novel program of research guided by these principles. Focusing on a case study of a traditionalist group of Mennonites in the midwestern United States, Sullivan examines the relationship between religion, community, guilt, anxiety, and the experience of natural disaster."(Verlagstext)

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Pioneers of the Field
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Bank, Andrew (Hrsg.): Pioneers of the Field. South Africa's Women Anthropologists. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016.
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"Focusing on the crucial contributions of women researchers, Andrew Bank demonstrates that the modern school of social anthropology in South Africa was uniquely female-dominated. The book traces the personal and intellectual histories of six remarkable women through the use of a rich cocktail of new archival sources, including family photographs, private and professional correspondence, field-notes and field diaries, published and other public writings and even love letters. The book also sheds new light on the close connections between their personal lives, their academic work and their anti-segregationist and anti-apartheid politics. It will be welcomed by anthropologists, historians and students in African studies interested in the development of social anthropology in twentieth-century Africa, as well as by students and researchers in the field of gender studies."(Verlagstext)

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Cooking Cultures
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Banerjee-Dube, Ishita (Hrsg.): Cooking Cultures. Convergent Histories of Food and Feeling. Dehli: Cambridge University Press, 2016.
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"This volume offers a study of food, cooking and cuisine in different societies and cultures over different periods of time. It highlights the intimate connections of food, identity, gender, power, personhood and national culture, and also the intricate combination of ingredients, ideas, ideologies and imagination that go into the representation of food and cuisine. Tracking such blends in different societies and continents developed from trans-cultural flows of goods and peoples, colonial encounters, adventure and adaptation, and change in attitude and taste, Cooking Cultures makes a novel argument about convergent histories of the globe brought about by food and cooking."(Verlagstext)

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The Politics of Species
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Corbey, Raymond and Lanjouw, Annette (Hrsg.): The Politics of Species. Reshaping our Relationships with Other Animals. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013.
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"The assumption that humans are cognitively and morally superior to other animals is fundamental to social democracies and legal systems worldwide. It legitimises treating members of other animal species as inferior to humans. The last few decades have seen a growing awareness of this issue, as evidence continues to show that individuals of many other species have rich mental, emotional and social lives. Bringing together leading experts from a range of disciplines, this volume identifies the key barriers to a definition of moral respect that includes nonhuman animals. It sets out to increase concern, empathy and inclusiveness by developing strategies that can be used to protect other animals from exploitation in the wild and from suffering in captivity. The chapters link scientific data with normative and philosophical reflections, offering unique insight into controversial issues around the ethical, political and legal status of other species."(Verlagstext)

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Domesticating Youth
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Roche, Sophie (Hrsg.): Domesticating Youth. Youth Bulges and their Socio-political Implications in Tajikistan. New York; Oxford: Berghahn, 2014.
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"Most of the Muslim societies of the world have entered a demographic transition from high to low fertility, and this process is accompanied by an increase in youth vis-à-vis other age groups. Political scientists and historians have debated whether such a “youth bulge” increases the potential for conflict or whether it represents a chance to accumulate wealth and push forward social and technological developments. This book introduces the discussion about youth bulge into social anthropology using Tajikistan, a post-Soviet country that experienced civil war in the 1990s, which is in the middle of such a demographic transition. Sophie Roche develops a social anthropological approach to analyze demographic and political dynamics, and suggests a new way of thinking about social change in youth bulge societies." (Verlagstext)

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Der Nahe und Mittlere Osten
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Gieler, Wolfgang und Porsche-Ludwig, Markus (Hrsg.): Der Nahe und Mittlere Osten - Staaten und Organisationen: ein Lexikon. Frankfurt am Main; Wien: Peter Lang Edition, 2016.
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"Das Staatenlexikon vermittelt grundlegende Kenntnisse zur Staatenwelt des Nahen und Mittleren Ostens. In alphabetisch geordnetem Aufbau – von Afghanistan, Irak und Iran über Israel, Saudi-Arabien, Syrien und die Türkei bis Marokko und Tunesien – werden insgesamt fünfundzwanzig Staaten thematisiert. Zielgruppe sind vor allem Wissenschaftler, Studierende, Dozenten, Journalisten und sonstige Mittler politischer Bildung sowie alle Interessierten, denen das Lexikon wesentliche Hintergrundinformationen zur differenzierten und abgewogenen Darstellung einer der bedeutendsten Regionen in der internationalen Politik an die Hand geben möchte." (Verlagstext)

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Europe’s Border Crisis
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Vaughan-Williams, Nick (Hrsg.): Europe’s Border Crisis: Biopolitical Security and Beyond. Oxford Scholarship Online, 2015.
→ Oxford University Press

"The European Union (EU) Commission champions a ‘migrant-centred’ approach to border security and ‘irregular’ migration management: it claims not only to observe human rights, but also to use surveillance to enhance the humanitarian protection of ‘endangered’ lives on land and sea. Yet, research presented by non-governmental organizations and ‘irregular’ migrants’ own testimonies reveal systemic border violence, dehumanization in spaces of detention, and exposure to death via abandonment in hostile environments. This book turns to conceptual resources found in biopolitical theory in order to move diagnoses of EUrope’s border crisis beyond that of a ‘gap’ between the policy ‘rhetoric’ of humanitarianism and the ‘reality’ of ‘irregular’ migrants’ embodied experiences." (Verlagstext)

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Migration by Boat
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Mannik, Lynda (Hrsg.): Migration by Boat. Discourses of Trauma, Exclusion and Survival. New York; Oxford: Berghahn, 2016.
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"At a time when thousands of refugees risk their lives undertaking perilous journeys by boat across the Mediterranean, this multidisciplinary volume could not be more pertinent. It offers various contemporary case studies of boat migrations undertaken by asylum seekers and refugees around the globe and shows that boats not only move people and cultural capital between places, but also fuel cultural fantasies, dreams of adventure and hope, along with fears of invasion and terrorism. The ambiguous nature of memories, media representations and popular culture productions are highlighted throughout in order to address negative stereotypes and conversely, humanize the individuals involved." (Verlagstext)

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Choreographies of Landscape
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Ness, Sally Ann (Hrsg.): Choreographies of Landscape. Signs of Performance in Yosemite National Park. New York; Oxford: Berghahn, 2016.
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"As an international ecotourism destination, Yosemite National Park welcomes millions of climbers, sightseers, and other visitors from around the world annually, all of whom are afforded dramatic experiences of the natural world. This original and cross-disciplinary book offers an ethnographic and performative study of Yosemite visitors in order to understand human connection with and within natural landscapes. By grounding a novel “eco-semiotic” analysis in the lived reality of parkgoers, it forges surprising connections, assembling a collective account that will be of interest to disciplines ranging from performance studies to cultural geography." (Verlagstext)

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The Decolonial Mandela
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Ndlovu-Gatsheni, Sabelo J. (Hrsg.): The Decolonial Mandela. Peace, Justice and the Politics of Life. New York; Oxford: Berghahn, 2016.
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"A significant contribution to the emerging literature on decolonial studies, this concise and forcefully argued volume lays out a groundbreaking interpretation of the “Mandela phenomenon.” Contrary to a neoliberal social model that privileges adversarial criminal justice and a rationalistic approach to war making, Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni identifies transformative political justice and a reimagined social order as key features of Nelson Mandela’s legacy. Mandela is understood here as an exemplar of decolonial humanism, one who embodied the idea of survivor’s justice and held up reconciliation and racial harmony as essential for transcending colonial modes of thought." (Verlagstext)

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Made in Egypt
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Chakravarti, Leila Zaki (Hrsg.): Made In Egypt: Gendered Identity and Aspiration on the Globalised Shop Floor. New York; Oxford: Berghahn, 2016.
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"This ground-breaking ethnography of an export-orientated garment assembly factory in Egypt examines the dynamic relationships between its managers – emergent Mubarak-bizniz (business) elites who are caught in an intensely competitive globalized supply chain – and the local daily-life realities of their young, educated, and mixed-gender labour force. Constructions of power and resistance, as well as individual aspirations and identities, are explored through articulations of class, gender and religion in both management discourses and shop floor practices. Leila Chakravarti’s compelling study also moves beyond the confines of the factory, examining the interplay with the wider world around it." (Verlagstext)

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New Uses of Bourdieu in Film and Media Studies
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Austin, Guy (Hrsg.): New uses of Bourdieu in film and media studies. New York; Oxford: Berghahn, 2016.
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"Through his influential work on cultural capital and social mobility, the French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu has provided critical insights into the complex interactions of power, class, and culture in the modern era. Ubiquitous though Bourdieu’s theories are, however, they have only intermittently been used to study some of the most important forms of cultural production today: cinema and new media. With topics ranging from film festivals and photography to constantly evolving mobile technologies, this collection demonstrates the enormous relevance that Bourdieu’s key concepts hold for the field of media studies, deploying them as powerful tools of analysis and forging new avenues of inquiry in the process." (Verlagstext)

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Economic Citizenship
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Sa'ar, Amalia (Hrsg.): Economic citizenship: neoliberal paradoxes of empowerment. New York; Oxford: Berghahn, 2016.
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"With the spread of neoliberal projects, responsibility for the welfare of minority and poor citizens has shifted from states to local communities. Businesses, municipalities, grassroots activists, and state functionaries share in projects meant to help vulnerable populations become self-supportive. Ironically, such projects produce odd discursive blends of justice, solidarity, and wellbeing, and place the languages of feminist and minority rights side by side with the language of apolitical consumerism. Using theoretical concepts of economic citizenship and emotional capitalism, Economic Citizenship exposes the paradoxes that are deep within neoliberal interpretations of citizenship and analyzes the unexpected consequences of applying globally circulating notions to concrete local contexts." (Verlagstext)

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Living on thin Ice
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Dinero, Steven C. (Hrsg.): Living on thin ice: the Gwich'in Natives of Alaska. New York; Oxford: Berghahn, 2016.
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"The Gwich’in Natives of Arctic Village, Alaska, have experienced intense social and economic changes for more than a century. In the late 20th century, new transportation and communication technologies introduced radically new value systems; while some of these changes may be seen as socially beneficial, others suggest a weakening of what was once a strong and vibrant Native community. Using quantitative and qualitative data gathered since the turn of the millennium, this volume offers an interdisciplinary evaluation of the developments that have occurred in the community over the past several decades." (Verlagstext)

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Tourism and informal encounters in Cuba
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Simoni, Valerio (Hrsg.): Tourism and informal encounters in Cuba. New York; Oxford: Berghahn, 2016.
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"Based on a detailed ethnography, this book explores the promises and expectations of tourism in Cuba, drawing attention to the challenges that tourists and local people face in establishing meaningful connections with each other. Notions of informal encounter and relational idiom illuminate ambiguous experiences of tourism harassment, economic transactions, hospitality, friendship, and festive and sexual relationships. Comparing these various connections, the author shows the potential of touristic encounters to redefine their moral foundations, power dynamics, and implications, offering new insights into how contemporary relationships across difference and inequality are imagined and understood." (Verlagstext)

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Regimes of Ignorance
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Dilley, Roy and Kirsch, Thomas G. (Hrsg.): Regimes of ignorance: anthropological perspectives on the production and reproduction of non-knowledge. New York; Oxford: Berghahn, 2015.
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"Non-knowledge should not be simply regarded as the opposite of knowledge, but as complementary to it: each derives its character and meaning from the other and from their interaction. Knowledge does not colonize the space of ignorance in the progressive march of science; rather, knowledge and ignorance are mutually shaped in social and political domains of partial, shifting, and temporal relationships. This volume’s ethnographic analyses provide a theoretical frame through which to consider the production and reproduction of ignorance, non-knowledge, and secrecy, as well as the wider implications these ideas have for anthropology and related disciplines in the social sciences and humanities." (Verlagstext)

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Parenthood between Generations
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Pooley, Siân and Qureshi, Kaveri (Hrsg.): Parenthood between generations: transforming reproductive cultures. New York; Oxford: Berghahn, 2016.
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"Recent literature has identified modern “parenting” as an expert-led practice—one which begins with pre-pregnancy decisions, entails distinct types of intimate relationships, places intense burdens on mothers and increasingly on fathers too. Exploring within diverse historical and global contexts how men and women make—and break—relations between generations when becoming parents, this volume brings together innovative qualitative research by anthropologists, historians, and sociologists. The chapters focus tightly on inter-generational transmission and demonstrate its importance for understanding how people become parents and rear children." (Verlagstext)

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Who knows tomorrow?
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Calkins, Sandra(Hrsg.): Who knows tomorrow?: uncertainty in North-Eastern Sudan. New York; Oxford: Berghahn, 2016.
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"Although uncertainty is intertwined with all human activity, plans, and aspirations, it is experienced differently: at times it is obsessed over and at times it is ignored. This ethnography shows how Rashaida in north-eastern Sudan deal with unknowns from day-to-day unpredictability to life-threatening dangers. It argues that the amplification of uncertainty in some cases and its extenuation in others can be better understood by focusing on forms that can either hold the world together or invite doubt. Uncertainty, then, need not be seen solely as a debilitating problem, but also as an opportunity to create other futures." (Verlagstext)

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