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Weimar Publics/weimar Subjects: Rethinking The Political Culture Of Germany In The 1920s

In spite of having been short-lived, "Weimar" has never lost its fascination. Until recently the Weimar Republic's place in German history was primarily defined by its catastrophic beginning and end - Germany's defeat in 1918 and the Nazi seizure ......

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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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Historical Memory In Africa: Dealing With The Past, Reaching For The Future In An Intercultural Context

A vast amount of literature-both scholarly and popular-now exists on the subject of historical memory, but there is remarkably little available that is written from an African perspective. This volume explores the inner dynamics of memory in all i......

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Post-communist Nostalgia

Although the end of the Cold War was greeted with great enthusiasm by people in the East and the West, the ensuing social and especially economic changes did not always result in the hoped-for improvements in people's lives. This led to widespread......

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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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The Early Morning Phonecall: Somali Refugees' Remittances - Anna Lindley

As migration from poverty-stricken and conflict-affected countries continues to hit the headlines, this book focuses on an important counter-flow: the money that people send home. Despite considerable research on the impact of migration and remitt......

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Cultural Diversity In Russian Cities: The Urban Landscape In The Post-soviet Era

Cultural diversity - the multitude of different lifestyles that are not necessarily based on ethnic culture - is a catchphrase increasingly used in place of multiculturalism and in conjunction with globalization. Even though it is often used as a ......

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The Ethnographic Self As Resource: Writing Memory And Experience Into Ethnography

It is commonly acknowledged that anthropologists use personal experiences to inform their writing. However, it is often assumed that only fieldwork experiences are relevant and that the personal appears only in the form of self-reflexivity. This b......

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Godless Intellectuals?: The Intellectual Pursuit Of The Sacred Reinvented - Alexander Tristan Riley

The Durkheimians have traditionally been understood as positivist, secular thinkers, fully within the Enlightenment project of limitless reason and progress. In a radical revision of this view, this book persuasively argues that the core members o......

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Flexible Firm: The Design Of Culture At Bang & Olufsen - Jakob Krause-jensen

Bang & Olufsen, the famous Danish producer of high-end home electronics, is well known as an early exponent of value-based management: the idea that there should be consistency in what the organisation does, a certain continuity between what the c......

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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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Plants, Health And Healing: On The Interface Of Ethnobotany And Medical Anthropology

Plants have cultural histories, as their applications change over time and with place. Some plant species have affected human cultures in profound ways, such as the stimulants tea and coffee from the Old World, or coca and quinine from South Ameri......

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Deterritorialized Youth: Sahrawi And Afghan Refugees At The Margins Of The Middle East

The Sahrawi and Afghan refugee youth in the Middle East have been stereotyped regionally and internationally: some have been objectified as passive victims; others have become the beneficiaries of numerous humanitarian aid packages which presume t......

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Beyond writing Culture: Current Intersections Of Epistemologies And Representational Practices

Two decades after the publication of Clifford and Marcus' volume Writing Culture, this collection provides a fresh and diverse reassessment of the debates that this pioneering volume unleashed. At the same time, Beyond Writing Culture moves the de......

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'for Their Own Good': Civilian Evacuations In Germany And France, 1939-1945 - Julia S. Torrie

The early twentieth-century advent of aerial bombing made successful evacuations essential to any war effort, but ordinary people resented them deeply. Based on extensive archival research in Germany and France, this is the first broad, comparativ......

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