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Collective Motherliness in Europe (1890 - 1939)

The Reception and Reformulation of Ellen Key's Ideas on Motherhood and Female Sexuality

Edited by Ulla Åkerström and Elena Lindholm

Ellen Key (1849–1926) was one of Europe’s most influential thinkers on issues of motherhood and women’s sexuality during the early 1900s. This anthology maps how her ideas were reformulated in Europe’s five major language areas – English, German, French, Italian, and Spanish – and explores how her ideas about social modernity and women’s sexuality were received and how they were communicated in feminist literature and debate during the first decades of the 20th century. The aim of this anthology is to offer new knowledge about Key’s influence on European thinking on issues such as motherhood, sexuality, and love in the early 1900s by offering both a broader and deeper understanding of the international significance of Key’s work.

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Encompassing Passing

Identities in the Making

Edited by Mihaela Mudure

This book is a collection of articles written by international scholars and dealing with passing from a textual and cultural perspective. All these explorations of a complex identity phenomenon that defies reductive dualities result in scholarly interrogations of societal arrangements. The texts under perusal belong to different historical periods and various communities. The novelty of this collection is that passing is viewed not only as a racial or gendered transformation, but also as a religious one. The book deals with passing either as a strategy that results in assimilation, melting, and merging, or as resistance and challenge against the whiteness-only-based identity politics.

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I have no Country, I have a homeland

Istanbulite Romiois:Place- Memory- Migration

Nurdan Türker

The book explores the concepts of migration, space, memory and identification drawn from the experiences of Istanbulite Romiois/Greeks and through the notion of being minority. The primary problematic examined in this book revolves around the meaning of these concepts, the functions they serve, and how they are related to the identity of minorities who have experienced ruptures like mass migrations. The concepts such as place and memory are addressed through the way in which Istanbulite Romiois/Greeks create meaningful connections around spaces, identity and memory as evidenced by spatial arrangements and how space in general and in Istanbul is specifically rendered sacred.

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Das Warschauer Ghetto

Zwischen «Ausnahmezustand» und permanent schlechtem Gewissen. Eine Untersuchung anhand zentraler Texte der polnischen Literatur. Mit einem Vorwort von Claus Leggewie

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Alexander Höllwerth

Der Band beleuchtet das Thema des Warschauer Ghettos in der polnischen Literatur. Die zentralen Kategorien der Untersuchung sind Bachtins «Chronotop»-Konzept sowie Schmitts und Agambens Theorie des «Ausnahmezustands». Das Spektrum der Analyse reicht von Texten aus den 1940er Jahren (Andrzejewski, Miłosz) über solche aus den 1980er Jahren (Rymkiewicz, Błoński) bis hin zu neueren Texten, deren Autoren keine persönliche Erinnerung an die Shoa mehr haben (Ostachowicz). Eine weitere Kategorie der Untersuchung ist die der «Augenzeugenschaft». Sie verleiht der polnischen Literatur – als der Literatur jenes Landes, das sich im Epizentrum des Zivilisationsbruchs der Shoa befunden hat – eine exzeptionelle Bedeutung. Insgesamt bringt dieses Buch eine Reihe von neuen Aspekten in die Erforschung der polnischen und europäischen Shoa-Erinnerungskultur ein.

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River Flowing North

Migration Generating Geographies and International Irregular Migrations

Edited by Suat KOLUKIRIK and Elif Gün

The phenomenon of migration, whose boundaries cannot be drawn, is not only a process that needs to be resolved economically, but also a multidimensional phenomenon that encompasses many areas in political, cultural, legal and social terms. Although the people built nations for themselves, set borders and established a relationship of belonging on certain lands, migration has always existed and continues to exist as a reality that pushes the limits of countries. In particular, the flows and possibilities that globalization has brought have enabled the phenomenon of migration to gain a different dimension and to be practiced and experienced in different ways in different parts of the world. Today, migration has ceased to be a phenomenon that affects only the countries that receive and produce migrants and that are located on the migration routes, and has become a series of events that occur on a transnational plane and await solutions. Now, the phenomenon of migration has become a problem of humanity, not a problem of individual communities and nations, and has become an important issue that needs to be approached on an international and global level.

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Reproduction of Armenianness in Diasporic Spaces

A Comparative Analysis of Armenianness in Turkish, Lebanese and British Cases

Mustafa Tayfun Üstün

This research is conceived as an empirically grounded analysis of ethnicity and diasporic identity. It seeks to understand how ethnicity works and is reproduced in diasporic space through focusing on the Armenian Diaspora in Turkey, Lebanon and Britain. Differently from traditional approaches, this book shows us that Armenianness is not a holistic "thing". Rather, it is socially constructed and consists of various cues affected by interactions and contexts. This book describes that the reproduction of Armenianness in diasporic spaces is a patchwork having countless patterns, colours, and meanings. Although all define themselves as Armenian, their understandings of Armenianness vary. Armenianness sometimes seems to be ethnic, nationalist, political, moderate or congregational among diasporic spaces.

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Edited by Jesús-M. Nieto Ibañez and Angel Ruiz Pérez

Este libro recoge estudios monográficos en homenaje al profesor Emilio Suárez de la Torre, sobre religiosidad y superstición –en particular la magia, pero también la astrología– en la Grecia Antigua. Un grupo de ellos se centran en el estudio de los dioses y héroes griegos, desde la perspectiva mítica y literaria y la cultual. El último apartado se dedica a la cuestión de la religiosidad y el ateísmo en la filosofía y la religión.

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Empowered Women

Nigerian Society, Education, and Empowerment

Dolapo Adeniji-Neill

This book identifies and examine the changing roles of Nigerian women: in the family, educational attainment and society as experienced and expressed by a sample of educated, Nigerian women. Five of the participants were children caught in Biafran (Nigerian) war and their education was interrupted during the war. All struggle to gain education as girls and women growing up in Nigeria in families with sometimes limited resources. The book is based on the assumption that changes are taking place at all levels of Nigerian society, and that these changes are reflected in the way Nigerian women think and express views about themselves and their extended families. Nine Nigerian women resident in Egypt, were interviewed in depth using the 'topical life history' method to reveal their attitudes and perceptions concerning the woman's role in the family. In lengthy, free form, non-directive interviews, the participants recount their life histories from small children to the present day, and in this process comment and reveal their feelings about personal, family and social issues. Based on a literature review some eight hypotheses are identified and examined concerning these issues and the participants' views about them. The response data are grouped under the hypotheses and analyzed. Conclusions suggest changing role patterns of women as expressed by these women from lower- and middle-class families, concerning education male and female children, bearing progeny, polygamy, earning income to provide for the family, marriage, male domination and influences and pressures from the extended family.

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Comprendre la non-participation

Les citoyens face aux dispositifs délibératifs tirés au sort

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Vincent Jacquet

De plus en plus d’acteurs politiques voient dans la participation et la délibération citoyenne une solution au malaise dont souffrent les démocraties représentatives contemporaines. Cette tendance est marquée par la mise en place de dispositifs rassemblant des citoyens tirés au sort dans l’ensemble de la population. Les participants rencontrent des experts, échangent entre eux et formulent des recommandations qui sont transmises aux décideurs. Nous pouvons par exemple penser à l’Assemblée citoyenne irlandaise sur l’avortement ou la convention citoyenne pour le climat qui a suivi le mouvement des gilets jaunes en France. L’usage du sort dans la sélection des participants est justifié par la volonté d’incarner un idéal de participation égalitaire et le désir d’augmenter la diversité des points de vue échangés dans la délibération. Cependant, la majorité des personnes recrutées déclinent aujourd’hui l’invitation à participer à ces dispositifs.

Cet ouvrage tente de comprendre pourquoi peu de citoyens sont attirés par ces innovations démocratiques censées revivifier les régimes politiques contemporains. Il est basé sur une recherche de terrain dont la principale originalité consiste à interroger des personnes tirées au sort qui ont refusé de prendre part à des dispositifs délibératifs. L’ouvrage questionne dès lors les idéaux, mais également les limites, du développement d’une démocratie inclusive.

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Textualization of Experience

Studies on Ancient Greek Literature

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Paweł Majewski

The book is an analysis of Greek Hellenistic literature with the help of conceptual tools of cultural studies and media theory. Its main aim is to describe the cultural process during which Greek authors in the 4th and 3rd centuries B.C. made the “textualization of experience", that is, transferred phenomenalistically understood qualities of human sensory experience to the categories characteristic for textual description – as far as possible for them. This process is shown by examples from the works of Xenophon, Aristotle, Theophrastus, Philitas of Kos and Archimedes. The author also tries to show some of the consequences that the phenomenon of the Hellenistic textualization of experience had for the later epochs of European culture.