Revolution In Rojava

Author: Michael Knapp (Historian)
Publisher: Pluto Press (UK)
ISBN: 9781783719884
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"Surrounded by enemies including ISIS and hostile Turkish forces, the people in Syria’s Rojava region are carving out one of the most radically progressive societies on the planet. Visitors have been astounded by the success of their project, a communally organised democracy which considers women’s equality indispensable, has a deep-reaching ecological policies, and rejects reactionary nationalist ideology. This form of organization, labeled democratic confederalism, is both fiercely anti-capitalist and boasts a self-defense capacity which is keeping ISIS from their gates. Drawing on their own firsthand experiences of working and fighting in the region, the authors provide the first detailed account of a revolutionary experiment and a new vision of politics and society in the Middle East and beyond"--Back cover.

Gef Hrliche N He Salafismus Und Dschihadismus In Deutschland

Author: Michail Logvinov
Publisher: ibidem-Verlag / ibidem Press
ISBN: 3838265696
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Salafismus und Dschihadismus stehen im Mittelpunkt innerdeutscher Sicherheitsdiskussionen. Die salafistische Missionierung ist erfolgreich wie nie zuvor, und der Dschihad in Afghanistan oder Syrien zieht die Islamisten aus Deutschland an. Der vorliegende Sammelband beleuchtet aus unterschiedlichen Perspektiven die derzeit virulenten Phänomene des Salafismus und Dschihadismus. Weder soll damit plakativ eine Nähe von Islam und Gewalt, Religion und Terror behauptet noch eine solche pauschal geleugnet werden. Vielmehr wird mit sozialwissenschaftlichen Methoden erklärt, ob und unter welchen Bedingungen eine solche gefährliche Nähe zustande kommt, welche Akteure sie suchen, instrumentalisieren oder sie zur sich selbst erfüllenden Prophezeiung werden lassen. Zu diesem Zweck entwickeln die Autoren innovative Analysekonzepte: Unter anderem werden ein Prozess der Co-Radikalisierung und ein attitüdenbasierter Ansatz zur Untersuchung salafistischer Netzwerke beschrieben. Der Band leistet einen wichtigen Beitrag zur aktuellen Diskussion, indem er die gefährliche potentielle Nähe von Islam und Gewalt nicht etwa als soziales Faktum präsentiert, sondern als beeinflussbare Größe beschreibt und verständlich macht.

Islam And Democracy

Author: Fatima Mernissi
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0786731001
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Is Islam compatible with democracy? Must fundamentalism win out in the Middle East, or will democracy ever be possible? In this now-classic book, Islamic sociologist Fatima Mernissi explores the ways in which progressive Muslims--defenders of democracy, feminists, and others trying to resist fundamentalism--must use the same sacred texts as Muslims who use them for violent ends, to prove different views. Updated with a new introduction by the author written in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States, Islam and Democracy serves as a guide to the players moving the pieces on the rather grim Muslim chessboard. It shines new light on the people behind today's terrorist acts and raises provocative questions about the possibilities for democracy and human rights in the Islamic world. Essential reading for anyone interested in the politics of the Middle East today, Islam and Democracy is as timely now as it was upon its initial, celebrated publication.

Jihadi Violence

Author: Andreas Armborst
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783428140497
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What The Fuck Is Heimat

Author: Stefan Strumbel
Publisher: Distanz
ISBN: 9783954760879
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In his prints, objects, and installations, Stefan Strumbel (b. 1979) overdraws the features of cultural products and cult objects from his native Black Forest by adding stylistic elements from Street and Pop art. He places cuckoo clocks, wooden masks worn during the local Carnival celebrations, or crucifixes in new and sometimes provocative contexts. For instance, he will supplant original elements of the cuckoo clock with motifs associated with violence, pornography, and death. The critical engagement with the idea of the "homeland" is a central theme in Strumbel's art. "Home" must here be read as a metaphor for experiences of socialization and the cornerstone of personal identity--an identity that, in a globalized and increasingly digital world, takes on an anachronistic aspect. Local tradition thus becomes a cultural construction; the cuckoo clock turns into an alien element and vehicle of the transference of individual identity. The aggressive defamiliarization of traditional attributes and the garish colors of Stefan Strumbel's works have proven widely popular. His objects are collected by Karl Lagerfeld, Frieder Burda, and others.

Culture And Democracy In The United States

Author: Horace M. Kallen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351312901
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In his new introduction, Whitfield sets the scene of the early twentieth century to show what inspired Horace Kallen to write this book. He delves deeply into his background, discussing the influences on Kallen's life and work. Whitfield also examines the many changes that have occurred since Culture and Democracy in the United States was first written, and reveals that many of the ideas espoused by Kallen have become reality.

The Power Of Identity

Author: Manuel Castells
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444356291
Size: 64.70 MB
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In this second volume of The Information Age trilogy, with an extensive new preface following the recent global economic crisis, Manuel Castells deals with the social, political, and cultural dynamics associated with the technological transformation of our societies and with the globalization of the economy. Extensive new preface examines how dramatic recent events have transformed the socio-political landscape of our world Applies Castells’ hypotheses to contemporary issues such as Al Qaeda and global terrorist networks, American unilateralism and the crisis of political legitimacy throughout the world A brilliant account of social, cultural, and political conflict and struggle all over the world Analyzes the importance of cultural, religious, and national identity as sources of meaning for people, and its implications for social movement Throws new light on the dynamics of global and local change

Reflections On The Revolution In Europe

Author: Christopher Caldwell
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0307276759
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A provocative assessment of what the author terms a demographic revolution in Europe predicts how the continent's future will be shaped by increasingly assertive Muslim populations, citing key issues caused by the region's miscalculation of labor needs and underestimation of culture-shaping influences.

Europe In The Media

Author: Deirdre Kevin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135704996
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Europe in the Media draws together the results of several research projects that examined media coverage of European political and cultural affairs and media representations of Europe. The book attempts to outline some of the important debates regarding European integration and to describe the media landscape in which these debates are informed, reflected, and facilitated. The research presented sought to answer several questions, namely the role of the media in the democratic process at the European level and the extent to which the media contributes to and reflects the process of European integration. The book provides a wide scope of comparative analysis, allowing for an extremely interesting overview of the way that national media systems in France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom approach the issue of European integration. Based on the news output of over 50 media outlets in eight countries, this book contains the original data gathered by experts during two 1-week monitoring periods, as well as data that was collected and coded by experts with reference to the programming of more than 12 major broadcasters in six countries. This volume addresses debates and analysis from the fields of political science in relation to the process of European integration, EU policymaking and public participation and opinion-formation. It also outlines relevant media theory regarding the relationships between the media and democracy, and the media and identity formation. In this way, the book provides a valuable link between these two separate fields of investigation in an area that is of increasing interest to academics, students, politicians, and journalists.