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(Re-)Framing the Arab/Muslim
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(Re-)Framing the Arab/Muslim

Mediating Orientalism in Contemporary Arab American Life Writing

Can only Hollywood movies and TV news frame public discourse? This innovative study demonstrates the potential of life writing to (re-)frame Orientalism in the »West.«
The Myths That Made America
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The Myths That Made America

An Introduction to American Studies

Myths play a vital role in the process of American »nation building«. On the basis of a critical analysis of central American myths this textbook offers an introduction to the field of American (Culture) Studies.
Doing Identity in Luxembourg
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Doing Identity in Luxembourg

Subjective Appropriations – Institutional Attributions – Socio-Cultural Milieus

»Doing Identity« under globalized conditions: This volume investigates socio-cultural milieus in the unique society of multicultural Luxembourg.
Creative Networks and the City
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Creative Networks and the City

Towards a Cultural Political Economy of Aesthetic Production

After the creative industries hype, a proper analysis is overdue. With the help of cultural science, this volume unfolds a political economy of urban creative networks, also pointing out the limits of controlling them politically.
Buddhist Approaches to Human Rights
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Buddhist Approaches to Human Rights

Dissonances and Resonances

Buddhism is known as the gentle religion. But which role does the idea of human rights play in Buddhist countries? This volume paints a dense picture of the political and conceptual reality in the hemisphere of Buddhism.
Class, Culture and Space
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Class, Culture and Space

The Construction and Shaping of Communal Space in South Thailand

In the present social and cultural transformation of South Thailand's cultural politics, ideologies involving the family, gender and home provide the cultural codes in social dramas of the state, the media and social and religious movements. This study looks at micropolitics and the nesting of the political action of everyday life in larger, ultimately global structures of power. Exploring the making of class, culture and space, the production and consumption of culture is understood as work which involves the constant negotiation of boundaries.
Ending Slavery
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Ending Slavery

Hierarchy, Dependency and Gender in Central Mauritania

»Ending Slavery« offers insights into the »how« of practices of slavery that persist in parts of Mauritania up to the present day. It brings to the light the gendered structures of Moorish slavery, and examines their impact on strategies and tactics designed to bring this institution to an end. Underlying this study is empirical data gathered during two periods of field research in rural central Mauritania. The analysis of life histories of slaves and freed slaves, but also of tributaries and free Moors plays a key role in the book.
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