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Willing Seduction: the Blue Angel, Marlene Dietrich, And Mass Culture - Barbara Kosta

Josef von Sternberg's 1930 film The Blue Angel (Der blaue Engel) is among the best known films of the Weimar Republic (1919-1933). A significant landmark as one of Germany's first major sound films, it is known primarily for launching Marlene Diet......

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German History 1789-1871: From The Holy Roman Empire To The Bismarckian Reich - Eric Dorn Brose

During recent years, there has been a noticeable increase in interest in the nineteenth century, resulting in many fine monographs. However, these studies often gravitate toward Prussia or treat Germany's southern and northern regions as separate ......

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Changing Identifications And Alliances In North-east Africa: Volume I: Ethiopia And Kenya

Forms of group identity play a prominent role in everyday lives and politics in northeast Africa. Case studies from Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, and Kenya illustrate the way that identities are formed and change over time, and how local, national, and......

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Landscape, Process And Power: Re-evaluating Traditional Environmental Knowledge

In recent years, the field of study variously called local, indigenous or traditional environmental knowledge (TEK) has experienced a crisis brought about by the questioning of some of its basic assumptions. This has included reassessing notions t......

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The Journey Of G. Mastorna: The Film Fellini Didn't Make - Federico Fellini

Federico Fellini's script for perhaps the most famous unmade film in Italian cinema, The Journey of G. Mastorna (1965/6), is published here for the first time in full English translation. It offers the reader a remarkable insight into Fellini's cr......

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The Cult And Science Of Public Health: A Sociological Investigation - Kevin Dew

In contemporary manifestations of public health rituals and events, people are being increasingly united around what they hold in common-their material being and humanity. As a cult of humanity, public health provides a moral force in society that......

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Fetishes And Monuments: Afro-brazilian Art And Culture In The 20th Century - Roger Sansi

One hundred years ago in Brazil the rituals of Candomblé were feared as sorcery and persecuted as crime. Its cult objects were fearsome fetishes. Nowadays, they are Afro-Brazilian cultural works of art, objects of museum display and public monumen......

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Meaning And Representation In History

History has always been more than just the past. It involves a relationship between past and present, perceived, on the one hand, as a temporal chain of events and, on the other, symbolically as an interpretation that gives meaning to these events......

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Postsocialism: Politics And Emotions In Central And Eastern Europe

In many parts of post-socialist Europe the tumultuous political and economic developments have generated strong emotions, ranging from hope and euphoria to disappointment, envy, disillusionment, sorrow, loneliness, and hatred. Yet these aspects ha......

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The Future Of Memory

Memory studies has become a rapidly growing area of scholarly as well as public interest. This volume brings together world experts to explore the current critical trends in this new academic field. It embraces work on diverse but interconnected p......

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Berlin, Alexanderplatz: Transforming Place In A Unified Germany - Gisa Weszkalnys

A benchmark study in the changing field of urban anthropology, Berlin, Alexanderplatz is an ethnographic examination of the rapid transformation of the unified Berlin. Through a captivating account of the controversy around this symbolic public sq......

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Politics Of Innocence: Hutu Identity, Conflict And Camp Life - Simon Turner

Based on thorough ethnographic fieldwork in a refugee camp in Tanzania this book provides a rich account of the benevolent "disciplining mechanisms" of humanitarian agencies, led by the UNHCR, and of the situated, dynamic, indeterminate, and fluid......

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Not Born A Refugee Woman: Contesting Identities, Rethinking Practices

Not Born a Refugee Woman is an in-depth inquiry into the identity construction of refugee women. It challenges and rethinks current identity concepts, policies, and practices in the context of a globalizing environment, and in the increasingly rac......

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News As Culture: Journalistic Practices And The Remaking Of Indian Leadership Traditions - Ursula Rao

At the turn of the millennium, Indian journalism has undergone significant changes. The rapid commercialization of the press, together with an increase in literacy and political consciousness, has led to swift growth in the newspaper market but al......

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After The Cult: Perceptions Of Other And Self In West New Britain (papua New Guinea) - Holger Jebens

In many parts of the world the "white man" is perceived to be an instigator of globalization and an embodiment of modernity. However, so far anthropologists have paid little attention to the actual heterogeneity and complexity of "whiteness" in sp......

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