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Linguistic Construction of Ethnic Borders

by Dagna Zinkhahn Rhobodes, Peter Rosenberg & Konstanze Jungbluth Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (November 20, 2015)

This volume focuses on the linguistic constructs involved in ethnic borders. Ethnic borders have proven themselves to be surprisingly long-lived: in nearly all European countries and beyond, border demarcation,...


The International Turn in American Studies

by Marietta Messmer & Armin Paul Frank Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (August 28, 2015)

The volume is a contribution to the ongoing debate on the internationalization of American Studies. The essays by European, American and Latin American scholars provide critical evaluations of a wide range of...


Beyond the Trenches – The Social and Cultural Impact of the Great War

by Elzbieta Katarzyna Dzikowska & Agata Handley Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (October 10, 2017)

This collection of articles is the outcome of extensive investigations into archival materials, concerning the involvement of various nations in the Great War. The authors analyse the wartime experiences of...


Lexico-Phonological Comparative Analysis of Selected Dialects of the Meru-Tharaka Group

by Fridah Kanana Erastus Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (January 19, 2015)

This study is an investigation into the comparative phonology and lexicon of six barely-known Bantu varieties spoken in Kenya. These varieties (Imenti, Igoji, Tharaka, Mwimbi, Muthambi and Chuka) belong to the...


Post- and Transhumanism

by Robert Ranisch & Stefan Lorenz Sorgner Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (February 02, 2015)

Scientific advances in genetics, neuroscience, and artificial intelligence signal the end of our traditional concept of the human being. The most vigorous movements dealing with this ongoing crisis of humanism...


Robotics in Germany and Japan

by Michael Funk & Bernhard Irrgang Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (February 11, 2014)

Germany and Japan are two of the worldwide leading countries in robotics research. Robotics as a key technology introduces technical as well as philosophical and cultural challenges. How can we use robots that...


Dimensions of Sociolinguistic Landscapes in Europe

by Mikko Laitinen & Anastassia Zabrodskaja Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (March 02, 2015)

The articles in this volume investigate everyday textual material of sociolinguistic landscapes in the early 21st century. Sociolinguistic landscapes reflect societal change, and they enable observers to map...


Warlikowski: Extra Ecclesiam

by Grzegorz Niziolek Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (December 09, 2014)

Krzysztof Warlikowski’s work stands among the most remarkable phenomena in post-1989 European theater. This book joins Warlikowski’s theater with the dynamic changes in Polish society following 1989, using...


Ethnic Minorities of Central and Eastern Europe in the Internet Space

by Hans-Georg Heinrich & Olga Alekseeva Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (February 11, 2014)

After the EU-accession of Eastern and Central European countries, the nations and ethnicities in this region face a re-definition of their cultural, social and political roles. Ethnic Minorities of Central and...


Structural Aspects of Bilingual Speech

by Elena Gasser Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (January 19, 2015)

The goal of the present study was to identify, describe and account for bilingual (Russian-Hebrew) varieties spoken in the Russian immigrant community in Israel. In order to achieve this complex goal, an interdisciplinary...


History of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth

by Urszula Augustyniak & Iwo Hryniewicz Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (September 30, 2015)

The book presents an outline of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth from the 16th to the 18th century and offers a view of the realities of political life, organization of the judiciary, the economy, coexistence...


Ritual Change and Social Transformation in Migrant Societies

by Hans-Georg Soeffner & Dariuš Zifonun Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (April 29, 2016)

Migration involves change of geographical place, social relations and cultural habits. This volume brings together contributions from an international group of scholars including studies of ritual change and...


Culture, Communication, and Creativity

by Hubert Knoblauch, Mark D. Jacobs & René Tuma Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (April 01, 2014)

It is the premise of this volume that the rising importance of creativity in modern culture is related to dramatic changes in communication. In the last decades we have witnessed a revolutionary change in the...


Veterans, Victims, and Memory

by Joanna Wawrzyniak & Simon Lewis Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (December 11, 2015)

In the vast literature on how the Second World War has been remembered in Europe, research into what happened in communist Poland, a country most affected by the war, is surprisingly scarce. The long gestation...


Videography

by Hubert Knoblauch, René Tuma & Bernt Schnettler Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (November 25, 2014)

This book provides an overview of the current state of video analysis, including the most recent developments in this rapidly growing field. It covers various methodological approaches. The authors address practical...


Postmigrant Club Cultures in Urban Europe

by Kira Kosnick Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (December 15, 2014)

How do young people with migration backgrounds take part in and shape urban leisure socialities in European cities? Presenting results of a long-term ethnographic research project carried out in ethnic club...


Deviant Women

by Tiina Mäntymäki, Marinella Rodi-Risberg & Anna Foka Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (December 09, 2014)

This multidisciplinary collection of articles illuminates the ways in which the concept of female deviance is represented, appropriated, re-inscribed and refigured in a wide range of texts across time, cultures...


Affinities

by Agnieszka Pantuchowicz & Slawomir Maslon Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (November 03, 2014)

Affinities, a collection of essays dedicated to Professor Tadeusz Rachwal, a noted literary historian and cultural critic, pioneer of the present-day cultural studies in Poland, includes texts written by his...


Fashionable Queens

by Eva Flicker & Monika Seidl Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (June 17, 2014)

The essays collected in this book provide profound insights into the wide-ranging topic of the fashionable queen: the manifold implications and effects that the combination of body, power and gender can have...


Italians in Early Modern Poland

by Wojciech Tygielski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (April 20, 2015)

The book provides a panorama of Italian migrants’ activities in Polish economy, political life and, above all, culture. The motivations of Italians who decided to travel to the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth...


Evoking Polish Memory

by Anna Witeska-Mlynarczyk Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (January 22, 2014)

The book offers an interdisciplinary but very grounded look at the question of memory politics in contemporary Poland. It describes the conflicting ways in which two groups of people – the former anti-communist...


Chinese Medical Concepts in Urban China

by Martin Böke Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (March 05, 2014)

Popular assertions proclaim a tradition of Chinese medicine spanning several thousand years. But is this really important for today’s China? Is Chinese medicine relevant for the modern, cosmopolitan urban...


Jews and Non-Jews: Memories and Interactions from the Perspective of Cultural Studies

by Lucyna Aleksandrowicz-Pedich & Jacek Partyka Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (January 28, 2015)

The book adds new studies of memories and interactions between Jews and non-Jews to the historical and cultural research on this topic. It gathers in one volume the results of work by scholars from several countries,...


The Kaiserslautern Borderland

by Jörg Zorbach Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (November 25, 2014)

The area around the German city of Kaiserslautern – or K-Town in American parlance – is home to approximately 50,000 Americans who live within the Kaiserslautern Military Community, the largest organized...


Poisoned Cornucopia

by Ryszard Wolny & Stankomir Nicieja Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (December 23, 2014)

This volume explores the notions of excess, intemperance and overabundance in cultures and literatures of both the English- and Chinese-speaking worlds. It concentrates on some aspects of literary and cultural...


Space and Location in the Circulation of Knowledge (1400–1800)

by Marion Eggert, Felix Siegmund & Dennis Würthner Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (June 05, 2014)

In response to the recent surge of interest in studying epistemic transfers and changes, this volume assembles an interdisciplinary range of articles that look at the production, consumption and dissemination...


Describing Who?

by Joanna Auron-Gorska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (December 09, 2014)

«Describing Who?» reveals the significance of photographs taken in contemporary Poland by professional American, French and Israeli Jewish photographers. Writing critically from the vantage point of her Polish...


Mahalla – Traditional Institution in Tajikistan and Civil Society in the West

by Saidbek Goziev Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (January 28, 2015)

The guiding theme of the book is a traditional institution of Tajik culture: mahalla – neighborhood. For centuries it has sustained the existence of Tajik culture, and in times of the greatest religious persecution...


An Encyclopedia of American Culture

by Marek Golebiowski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (April 01, 2016)

This encyclopedia aims to provide a ready reference to various aspects of American culture. The time frame is from the colonial period to the end of the 20th century. The areas covered are fine arts (painting,...


Reconciliation in Bloodlands

by Jacek Kurczewski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (January 10, 2014)

Central-Eastern Europe, in the mid-20th century, was a scene of Holocaust, mass killings, war, deportations and forced resettlements under the competing totalitarian invasions and afterwards. It was also the...


«Bis dat, qui cito dat»

by Kevin J. McKenna, Christian Grandl, Elisabeth Piirainen & Andreas Nolte Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (August 28, 2015)

Bis dat, qui cito dat – never has a proverb more aptly applied to an individual than does this Medieval Latin saying to Wolfgang Mieder. «He gives twice who gives quickly» captures the essence of his entire...


Intertextuality and Psychology in P. L. Travers’ «Mary Poppins» Books

by Julia Kunz Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (March 26, 2014)

As we approach the seventieth anniversary of the first appearance of Mary Poppins, interest in P. L. Travers’ most famous creation is still strong and the time is right for a reassessment of a work that is...


Musical Romania and the Neighbouring Cultures

by Laura Vasiliu, Florin Luchian & Loredana Iatesen Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (September 08, 2014)

This book represents the volume of the International Musicological Conference «Musical Romania and Neighbouring Cultures. Traditions, Influences, Identities», which took place in Iasi (Romania) and was organised...


Democratising the Museum

by Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt & Pille Runnel Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (March 26, 2014)

Democratising the museum is a collection of articles reflecting upon the problem of how participation, technologically mediated or not, can support the museum in the process of becoming more accessible. The...


Sexual Fantasies

by Mariah Larsson & Sara Johnsdotter Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (March 02, 2015)

This book expands the notion of sexual fantasies from the field of psychology into the realms of cultural studies, anthropology, philosophy, and sociology. So far, much research on sexual fantasies has dealt...


Critical Theory and Critical Genres

by Jaroslaw Pluciennik, Michal Wroblewski, Charles Russel & Arne Melberg Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (May 30, 2014)

This book is the result of a shared conviction of the necessity to advance the international discourse on criticism. What originated in ancient curiosity and developing self-reflexion became the critical thought...


A Sense of Apocalypse

by Marcin Mazurek Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (March 05, 2014)

Reaching into the depths of the collective unconscious, A Sense of Apocalypse explores and re-interprets one of the West’s primordial fears, namely that of the apocalyptic closure of both cultural praxis and...


Writing from the Margins of Europe

by Rachael Sumner Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (June 11, 2014)

The application of postcolonial theories to Irish literature remains a contentious issue. Unlike other colonised nations, Ireland shared a long history of political, economic and artistic ties with its empire-building...


Identity in Postmillennial German Films on Africa

by Shikuku Emmanuel Tsikhungu Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (August 20, 2014)

This book is a literary and cultural investigation of the different levels of identity as revealed in German films on and about Africa. Taking sexual, spatial, linguistic and body identities as its core concern,...


Transatlantic Crossings and Transformations

by Kurt Mueller-Vollmer Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (March 02, 2015)

This volume attempts for the first time a comprehensive view of the momentous process of German-American cultural transfer during the 18th and 19th centuries, which played an important part in the formation...


The United States as a Divided Nation

by Marcin Grabowski, Krystof Kozák & György Tóth Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (April 25, 2014)

Is the U.S. as a country still capable of finding common ground and effective policy responses in the 21st century, or are the dividing lines within U.S. society actually becoming too deep and too wide to bridge,...


Doctoral Experiences in Finland

by Jukka M. Krisp & Michael Szurawitzki Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (September 10, 2014)

This volume is a collection of essays on the process of obtaining a PhD degree at a Finnish university. The contributors share the common background of coming to Finland from abroad especially for the purpose...


The Works of Richard Oschanitzky

by Alex Vasiliu Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (October 16, 2014)

The Works of Richard Oschanitzky analyses the German-Romanian composer and pianist’s output in the context of Socialist Romania (1965 to 1979). By the means of music historiography, archive research and musicological...


Barbarian Europe

by Karol MODZELEWSKI, Ewa Macura & Elena Rozbicka Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (May 31, 2015)

European culture has been greatly influenced by the Christian Church and Greek and Roman culture. However, the peoples of Europe’s remote past, whom the Greeks, Romans, and their medieval heirs called the...


Good Governance for Cultural Policy

by Wolfgang Schneider & Daniel Gad Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (August 20, 2014)

Culture is seen as a source for the development of society. Task of cultural policy is therefore to create and support structures that promote mobilization of creativity of the people and thus ensure welfare,...


John Bull and the Continent

by Wojciech Jasiakiewicz & Jakub Lipski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (April 13, 2015)

Ever since John Arbuthnot published The History of John Bull in 1712, the figure of John Bull has stereotypically personified the best and the worst traits of the British (or English) national character. The...


Kulturen im Dialog III – Culture in Dialogo III – Cultures in Dialogue III

by Annemarie Profanter Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (May 20, 2014)

JungakademikerInnen unterschiedlicher Fachgebiete haben sich mit der Idee, den interdisziplinären sowie interkulturellen wissenschaftlichen Dialog zu fördern, ans Werk gemacht und setzen sich in ihren Beiträgen...


Israeliness in No Man’s Land

by Yarden Enav Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (July 08, 2014)

This book is the result of ethnographic research carried out in the Academic College of Judea & Samaria (ACJS), located in the West Bank of Israel/Palestine. The book deals with Israeli citizenship and identity,...


«These Songs Tell About Our Life, You See»

by Kai Åberg Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (October 23, 2015)

Based on intensive fieldwork among the Finnish Roma, the Kaale, between 1995 and 2015, this book explores their traditional songs. It presents an introduction to the subject of traditional Romani music and offers...


Behind the Scenes of Artistic Creativity

by Tatiana Chemi, Julie Borup Jensen & Lone Hersted Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (November 25, 2014)

Throughout the literature of creative learning, many assumptions and even stereotypes about the artists’ creativity are nurtured, often according to myths going back to the Romanticism. The authors have been...