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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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Veronika Bernard (Innsbruck and Kufstein/Austria) - The IMAGES Project


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The IMAGES Project

The IMAGES project ( has originally been planned and scheduled as a series of conferences, publications, exhibitions and online photo contests for the years 2011–2014. It has been initiated by the research centre Cultures in Contact (Kulturen im Kontakt/KiK), which is part of the humanities research platform CEnT (Cultural Encounters and Transfers) and the research area Cultural Encounters – Cultural Conflicts (Kulturelle Begegnungen – Kulturelle Konflikte), all based at Leopold-Franzens University of Innsbruck, in Innsbruck/Austria. Throughout the years 2011–2013 the senior project partner was Kadir Has University in Istanbul/Turkey. The idea for the project has been developed by Associate Professor (Privatdozent) Dr. Veronika Bernard (Leopold-Franzens University of Innsbruck) and Associate Professor Dr. Serhan Oksay (Kadir Has University, until January 31, 2013) as a follow-up project of their previous project Breaking the Stereotype – Oriental and Occidental Stereotypes in the Course of Time (2006–2010).

IMAGES is an interdisciplinary project, and it strongly relies on the cooperation with international academic and non-academic partners.

IMAGES deals with the discourse of cultural encounters within the context of social co-existence. The project defines “discourse of cultural encounters” as the discourse within the context of cultural encounters, and as the discourse on cultural encounters. Within this scope, the project deals with both verbal and non-verbal communication and focuses on the thematic fields of cultural encounter, poverty, and migration.

IMAGES adopts a cultural studies definition of the term “culture”. Cultural...

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