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IMAGES (V) – Images of (Cultural) Values

The Conference Proceedings

Edited By Veronika Bernard

This collection of articles offers readers a cross-section of current research on contemporary and historical concepts and representations of (cultural) values as documented in popular culture, public space, the arts, works of literature and in ethnic contexts. The contributors to this volume are from the US, Algeria, Germany, Italy, Croatia, Albania, Serbia, Turkey, and Austria. Their very different cultural, ideological, scientific, academic and non-academic perspectives and backgrounds allow insights from many different viewpoints.


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The IMAGES Project The IMAGES project ( has originally been planned and sche duled as a series of conferences, publications, exhibi- ti ons and online pho to contests for the years 2011–2014. It has been ini - tiated by the research cen tre Cultures in Contact (Kulturen im Kontakt/ KiK), which is part of the hu manities research plat form CEnT (Cultural Encounters and Trans fers) and the research area Cultural Encounters – Cultural Conflicts (Kul tu relle Begeg nun gen – Kulturelle Konflikte), all ba- sed at Leopold-Fran zens University of Innsbruck, in Inns bruck/Austria. Throughout the years 2011–2013 the se nior project part ner was Kadir Has University in Istan bul/Tur key. The idea for the pro ject has been developed by Associate Pro fes sor (Pri vatdozent) Dr. Vero ni ka Ber nard (Leopold-Fran zens University of Inns bruck) and As so ciate Professor Dr. Serhan Oksay (Ka dir Has University, until Ja nuary 31, 2013) as a follow-up project of their previ- ous project Breaking the Ste reotype – Orien tal and Occidental Ste re otypes in the Course of Time (2006–2010). IMAGES is an interdisciplinary project, and it strongly relies on the coo- pe ra tion with interna ti onal academic and non-academic partners. IMAGES deals with the discourse of cultural encounters within the con text of social co-exi sten ce. The project defines “discourse of cultural en coun ters” as the discourse within the con text of cultural encounters, and as...

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