By Gert Melville,Carlos Ruta
The physique is while a spot the place we convey length and/or discontinuity in heritage, a witness of radical social alterations, and an element of stabilization, but additionally of the transformation of human lifestyles - and for this reason an eminent problem for each individual. This ebook will give a contribution in a decisively interdisciplinary and cross-cultural option to a greater realizing of where, function, and connection of the physique inside of social, political, and cultural shifts.
By Eva Ostergaard-Nielsen
By Kader Konuk,Victoria Holbrook
Central to the ebook is Erich Auerbach's Mimesis: The illustration of truth in Western Literature, written in Istanbul after he fled Germany in 1936. Konuk attracts on a few of Auerbach's key concepts—figura as a manner of conceptualizing heritage and mimesis as a method of representing reality—to convey how Istanbul formed Mimesis and to appreciate Turkey's humanist reform circulation as one of those cultural mimesis.
By Kimberly A. Redding
Drawing on oral narratives and archival assets accrued in Berlin, this research explores how a few 35 Berliners have woven own stories, their city's divided previous, and their nation's complicated ancient legacy into cohesive lifestyles narratives and collective identities. Redding argues that day-by-day event in the course of the ultimate years of global warfare II inadvertently ready German formative years for defeat and career. whereas postwar officers lamented youth's obvious apathy, younger Berliners have been actually employing classes in pragmatism and self-reliance realized as nationwide Socialist society crumbled in 1944 and 1945. even supposing competing political forces strove to swiftly remobilize German formative years, younger Berliners took benefit of destabilized sociopolitical buildings of their war-torn urban to say autonomy and pursue own initiatives.
Their retrospective narratives demonstrate inventive efforts to say for themselves the traditional pleasures of contemporary formative years in the course of rubble. those money owed additionally reveal how chilly warfare ideologies and loyalties have knowledgeable thoughts of way of life in Allied occupied Berlin. In a broader experience, the examine sheds new gentle at the collective studies, thoughts, and self-perceptions of a new release of Germans who grew up in a global outlined by means of global struggle II and Allied career, rebuilt their devastated society below chilly struggle parameters, and at last negotiated the unification of the 2 successor states.
By Rebecka Lettevall,Geert Somsen,Sven Widmalm
Whether in technology or in foreign politics, neutrality has occasionally been promoted, not just as a workable political replacement yet as a lofty excellent – in politics by way of international locations proclaiming their peacefulness, in technological know-how as an underpinning of epistemology, in journalism and different highbrow targets as a beginning of a pro ethos. again and again scientists and different intellectuals have claimed their endeavors to be impartial, increased above the area of partisan clash and tool politics. This quantity stories the resonances among neutrality in technological know-how and tradition and neutrality in politics. through interpreting the actions of scientists, intellectuals, and politicians (sometimes overlapping different types) of regularly impartial international locations within the First global struggle and after, it strains how an ideology of neutralism was once constructed that quickly used to be embraced through foreign firms.
This booklet explores how the suggestion of neutrality has been used and the way a neutralist discourse built in background. not one of the contributions take claims of neutrality at face worth – a few even express how they have been made to enhance partisan pursuits. the concept that was once usually clustered with notions, equivalent to peace, internationalism, objectivity, rationality, and civilization. yet its that means used to be changeable – various with specialist, ideological, or nationwide context. As such, Neutrality in Twentieth-Century Europe provides a special standpoint at the century than the tale of the good belligerent powers, and one during which technological know-how, tradition, and politics are inextricably mixed.
By Chad Denton
By C. Povolo
By Sir Clements Markham
By Philip Grace