Migration Religion Identit T Aspekte Transkultureller Prozesse

Author: Kerstin Kazzazi
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658065109
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Zunehmende Mobilität und Migration von Menschen haben die Erfahrung sozialer und kultureller Heterogenität, die Pluralität von Lebensweisen an vielen Orten zum Normalfall werden lassen. Zusammen mit der Präsenz von Wissensbeständen aus unterschiedlichen Deutungshorizonten verlangt dies von Menschen, mit Mehrdeutigem und Ambiguitäten des Kulturellen, Sprachlichen, Religiösen und Weltanschaulichen zu leben. Die Transformationsprozesse in gesellschaftlichen und individuell erfahrungs- und handlungsorientierten Zusammenhängen stehen im Fokus. Transkulturalität wird dabei als ein heuristisches Instrument verstanden, um den Prozesscharakter von Kulturen und die Dynamik des fortwährenden Aushandelns von Inhalten und Dingen sowie deren Bedeutungen in sozialen Prozessen zu erfassen. Der Blick auf den Alltag der Menschen mit Migrationserfahrung zeigt die variationsreichen Verbindungen von individuellen und gruppenspezifischen Bedürfnissen, Referenzen zum Herkunftsland und Orientierungen am neuen gesellschaftlichen Umfeld.

Intercultural Europe

Author: Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 3838201981
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This volume makes an important intercultural and interdisciplinary contribution to intercultural communications in Europe. The publication links linguistic aspects with psychological, social, economic, political, and cultural issues and creates a wide perspective encompassing the European heterogeneity of languages, cultures, traditions, and developments.

Ex Centric Migrations

Author: Hakim Abderrezak
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253020786
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Ex-Centric Migrations examines cinematic, literary, and musical representations of migrants and migratory trends in the western Mediterranean. Focusing primarily on clandestine sea-crossings, Hakim Abderrezak shows that despite labor and linguistic ties with the colonizer, migrants from the Maghreb (Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia) no longer systematically target France as a destination, but instead aspire toward other European countries, notably Spain and Italy. In addition, the author investigates other migratory patterns that entail the repatriation of émigrés. His analysis reveals that the films, novels, and songs of Mediterranean artists run contrary to mass media coverage and conservative political discourse, bringing a nuanced vision and expert analysis to the sensationalism and biased reportage of such events as the Mediterranean maritime tragedies.

Discourses In Place

Author: Ron Scollon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134436904
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Discourses in Place is essential reading for anyone with an interest in language and the way we communicate. Written by leaders in the field, this text argues that we can only interpret the meaning of public texts like road signs, notices and brand logos by considering the social and physical world that surrounds them. Drawing on a wide range of real examples, from signs in the Chinese mountains, to urban centres in Austria, Italy, North America and Hong Kong, this textbook equips students with the methodology and models they need to undertake their own research in 'geosemiotics', the key interface between semiotics and the physical world. Discourses in Place is highly illustrated, containing real examples of language in the material world, including a 'how to use this book' section, group and individual activities, and a glossary of key terms.

Vanishing Voices

Author: Daniel Nettle
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190285788
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Few people know that nearly one hundred native languages once spoken in what is now California are near extinction, or that most of Australia's 250 aboriginal languages have vanished. In fact, at least half of the world's languages may die out in the next century. Daniel Nettle and Suzanne Romaine assert that this trend is far more than simply disturbing. Making explicit the link between language survival and environmental issues, they argue that the extinction of languages is part of the larger picture of near-total collapse of the worldwide ecosystem. Indeed, the authors contend that the struggle to preserve precious environmental resources-such as the rainforest-cannot be separated from the struggle to maintain diverse cultures, and that the causes of language death, like that of ecological destruction, lie at the intersection of ecology and politics. In addition to defending the world's endangered languages, the authors also pay homage to the last speakers of dying tongues, such as Red Thundercloud, a Native American in South Carolina; Ned Mandrell, with whom the Manx language passed away in 1974; and Arthur Bennett, an Australian who was the last person to know more than a few words of Mbabaram. In our languages lies the accumulated knowledge of humanity. Indeed, each language is a unique window on experience. Vanishing Voices is a call to preserve this resource, before it is too late.

Language In Late Modernity

Author: Ben Rampton
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521812634
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Provides a sociolinguistic account of classroom interaction, based on research in an inner-city high school.

Generous Betrayal

Author: Unni Wikan
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226896854
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All over Western Europe, the lot of many non-Western immigrants is one of marginalization, discrimination, and increasing segregation. In this bold and controversial book, Unni Wikan shows how an excessive respect for "their culture" has been part of the problem. Culture has become a new concept of race, sustaining ethnic identity politics that subvert human rights—especially for women and children. Fearful of being considered racist, state agencies have sacrificed freedom and equality in the name of culture. Comparing her native Norway to Western Europe and the United States, Wikan focuses on people caught in turmoil, how institutions function, and the ways in which public opinion is shaped and state policies determined. Contradictions arise between policies of respect for minority cultures, welfare, and freedom, but the goal is the same: to create a society committed to both social justice and respect for human rights. Writing with power and grace, Wikan makes a plea for a renewed moral vitality and human empathy that can pave the way for more effective social policies and create change.

Meanings Of Community Across Medieval Eurasia

Author: Eirik Hovden
Publisher: Brill
ISBN: 9789004311978
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How did Christianity, Islam and Buddhism frame the emergence and significance of particular communities in medieval Eurasia? This volume of well-linked comparative studies addresses the terminology of community, genealogies, urban communities and monasteries in medieval Europe, South Arabia and Tibet.

Rereading Schleiermacher Translation Cognition And Culture

Author: Teresa Seruya
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3662479494
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This book celebrates the bicentenary of Schleiermacher’s famous Berlin conference "On the Different Methods of Translating" (1813). It is the product of an international Call for Papers that welcomed scholars from many international universities, inviting them to discuss and illuminate the theoretical and practical reception of a text that is not only arguably canonical for the history and theory of translation, but which has moreover never ceased to be present both in theoretical and applied Translation Studies and remains a mandatory part of translator training. A further reason for initiating this project was the fact that the German philosopher and theologian Friedrich Schleiermacher, though often cited in Translation Studies up to the present day, was never studied in terms of his real impact on different domains of translation, literature and culture.