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Edited by Jerome Teelucksingh and Shane Pantin

This book thematically analyses and surveys areas of Caribbean history and society. The work is divided into three parts: part one addresses migration and identity; part two explores policy and development; and part three explores music and literature. The volume places a fresh perspective on these topics. The essays depart from the usual broader themes of politics, economics and society and provide a deeper insight into forces that left a decisive legacy on aspects of the Caribbean region. Such contributions come at a time when some of the Caribbean territories are marking over 50 years as independent nation states and attempting to create, understand and forge ways of dealing with critical national and regional issues. The volume brings together a broad group of scholars writing on Caribbean issues including postgraduate students, lecturers, and researchers. Each chapter is thematically divided into the aforementioned areas. This book addresses areas much deeper than the linear historical and social science models, and it offers Caribbean academics and researchers a foundation for further research.

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Edited by Erol Esen, Fahri Türk and Franziska Trepke

Der Sammelband präsentiert die Ergebnisse eines Symposiums, das vom 18.–20. Oktober 2018 in Antalya (Türkei) stattfand und von der Akdeniz Universität (Antalya, Türkei), der Trakya Universität (Edirne, Türkei), vom Informationszentrum des Deutschen Akademischen Austauschdienstes – DAAD (Ankara) und von der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Derneği (Ankara) gemeinsam durchgeführt wurde. Anlass war das 300-jährige Jubiläum der deutsch-türkischen Beziehungen. Diese wurden durch ein Schreiben des Osmanischen Sultans an den preußischen König Friedrich Wilhelm I. eingeleitet, die in den dreihundert Jahren in vielfältige Kooperationen und ein militärisches Bündnis mündeten. Auf der dreitägigen Veranstaltung diskutierten Wissenschaftler*innen, Expert*innen sowie Praktiker*innen aus Deutschland und der Türkei über unterschiedliche Bereiche und Kooperationsfelder in Geschichte und Gegenwart. In dem Sammelband behandeln insgesamt 20 Beiträge ein breites Spektrum an Themen und Zeitabschnitten, die neben der politischen, wirtschaftlichen und militärischen Zusammenarbeit aus der Vorrepublikzeit beider Länder auch die Gegenwartsthemen wie das der europäischen Integration und der Migration und Integration aus beidseitiger Perspektive diskutieren.

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Kerstin Reget

Es ist ein altbekannter Mechanismus, dass insbesondere in Krisenzeiten das Vertrauen in bewährte Institutionen schwindet. Dies gilt auch für die Europäische Union, deren Zusammenhalt und Aufnahmefähigkeit in diesen Tagen mehr denn je in Frage steht. Gegenstand des Buches ist die Untersuchung der potenziellen Auswirkungen der Ost-Erweiterungen auf die Handlungsfähigkeit der EU. Wie gestaltet sich nach Aufnahme der neuen Mitgliedstaaten die Entscheidungsfindung im Ministerrat sowie im Europäischen Rat, also in den Institutionen, die als Hauptinstanz für die Vertretung nationaler Interessen gelten? Und wie funktionieren nach der jüngsten Vertragsreform von Lissabon die Abläufe im interinstitutionellen Kompetenz- und Entscheidungsgefüge? Ist der Europäischen Union der Spagat zwischen der Erweiterung nach Mittel- und Ost-Europa und der Wahrung ihrer ‚Capacity‘ (auch mit Blick auf die vollzogenen institutionellen Reformen) gelungen? Diese Fragestellungen beantwortet die Autorin anhand von zwei Fallstudien zu den Verhandlungen um den EU-Haushalt.

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Déracinés, exilés, rapatriés?

Fins d’empires coloniaux et migrations

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Edited by Olivier Dard and Anne Dulphy

Déracinés, exilés, rapatriés, ces trois termes sont des marqueurs importants de la mémoire collective dans la France du second vingtième siècle où ils sont particulièrement associés à la fin de l’empire colonial français. Nombre d’images, comme la photographie illustrant ce livre, ont marqué les esprits. Pourtant, pour emblématique qu’il soit, le cas des centaines de milliers de rapatriés d’Algérie de l’été 1962 est loin d’être unique. Cet ouvrage aborde ainsi nombre de migrations consécutives à la fin des empires coloniaux. Privilégiée jusqu’ici, l’échelle nationale – les anciennes métropoles vers lesquelles se sont dirigés les flux formés des « rapatriés » d’origine européenne mais aussi, dans une moindre mesure, de populations dites à l’époque « indigènes » – n’y est pas la seule prise en compte. Car ces « déracinés » ont pu opter pour d’autres pays européens, l’Espagne comme l’Italie, ou gagner les Amériques pour s’installer au Canada ou en Argentine. C’est donc au prisme d’une perspective comparative et transnationale que sont prises en compte les fins d’empire et le sort, fort divers, des populations qu’elles concernent.

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Genocidal Plague Besets Darfur

A Historical Perspective

John Kimani Waweru

The Darfur conflict began in February 2003 and became one of the ‘World’s Worst Humanitarian Crisis’ according to the U.N. records. The international community has been slow to respond to the crisis in Darfur. The U.N. Commission of Inquiry in Darfur concluded that the atrocities amounted to ‘war crimes’ and ‘crimes against humanity’ and the Human Rights Watch supported this. Conversely, the U.S. government declared that ‘genocide’ was indeed committed in Darfur. This sentiment was supported by the European Union, Germany and Canada. The role of the international community in Darfur is of great significance because, as the twentieth century proves, the absence of punitive measures against the perpetrators, the ignorance of victims and the forgetfulness of such crimes facilitate the path for genocides to happen again.

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Sexual Harassment in the United States

Analyzing the Hostile Environment

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Mary Welek Atwell

This work traces the historical and legal developments surrounding the public awareness of sexual harassment in the United States. The book looks at the issue from a theoretical perspective, analyzes relevant Supreme Court decisions, and discusses the reactions to the testimony of Anita Hill. It further examines sexual harassment in academic settings and the special issues that relate to sexual misconduct in the military. After considering the nexus between sexual harassment and politics, the book concludes with thoughts on the lasting impact of the #MeToo movement.

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Bodies That Work

African American Women’s Corporeal Activism in Progressive America

Tami Miyatsu

Bodies That Work describes the redefinition of the invisible, fragmented, and commodified African American female body. In Progressive America, black women began to use their bodies in new ways and ventured into professions in which they had typically not been represented. They were bodies that worked—that labored, functioned, and achieved in collective empowerment and that overcame racial, ethnic, and class divides and grappled with the ideas and values of political, financial, and intellectual leadership, thereby dispelling the ingrained stereotypes of womanhood associated with slavery. Based on archival materials and historical documents, Bodies That Work examines four women who reinterpreted and reorganized the historically divided black female body and positioned it within the body politic: Sarah Breedlove Walker, or Madam C.J. Walker (1867–1919), an entrepreneur; Emma Azalia Hackley (1867–1922), an opera singer; Meta Warrick Fuller (1877–1968), a sculptor; and Josephine Baker (1906–1975), an international performer. Each reshaped a different part of the female body: the hair (Walker), the womb and hands (Fuller), the vocal cords (Hackley), and the torso (Baker), all of which had been denigrated during slavery and which continued to be devalued by white patriarchy in their time. Alleviating racial and gender prejudices through their work, these women provided alternative images of black womanhood. The book’s focus on individual body parts inspires new insights within race and gender studies by visualizing the processes by which women lost/gained autonomy, aspiration, and leadership and demonstrating how the black female body was made (in)visible in the body politic.

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From «Gastarbeiter» to European Expatriates

Greek Migrant Communities in Germany and their Socio-political Integration

Eleni Tseligka

The Gastarbeiter (guest worker) agreement between Greece and Germany in March 1960 sparked the biggest wave of emigration to central Europe in the history of the modern Greek state. Greece achieved its full European Economic Community (ECC) membership in May 1979 and, in the years that followed, the guest workers became European expatriates, particularly so after the 1992 Maastricht Treaty that created the European Union (EU).

This book examines two different intra-European regimes in relation to the Greek migrant communities of Germany: that of guest worker recruitment, and that of European expatriation, a bloc actor policy that transformed the previous bilateral migratory framework. By extension, this book engages in a comparison of two different ages of European unification, while at the same time examining the role that the social and cultural background of Greek migrants has played as a variable of integration.

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The Zimbabwean Crisis

Perspectives, Paradoxes and Prospects (1997–2017)

Edited by C. Luthuli Mhlahlo and Levar Lamar Smith

This four–part multidisciplinary volume linearly engages with Zimbabwe’s not too distant past and present socio-economic and political situation to 2017. It traces, explores, and analyzes the proceedings and internal mechanisms of the country’s state of crisis via eclectic lens to primarily argue that, while during the colonial era some western governments were, and could indeed be implicated and held complicit for the negative developments in the country, post–independence, particularly from 1997–2017, Zimbabweans must objectively, individually and collectively introspect and take responsibility for some of the crisis. Part 2 consequently examines and paradoxically, both commends and condemns the agency of both the then Mugabe–led government and those Zimbabweans who refused to be victims and devised strategies to survive the crisis, albeit, at times, by victimizing others. Part 3 scrutinizes the highs and lows of the crisis by focusing on some of the prominent personalities of the crisis period covered. It premises that as a result of the November intervention by the military, the crisis had by 2017 reached a watershed, one that could either abate or exacerbate the crisis after Zimbabwe’s elections in 2018. Despite the uncertainty which lay ahead, Part 4 audaciously and optimistically, proffers and charts prospective paths and possibilities which are open to the country as it faces the future.