Ethnicity  Belonging and Biography Book

Ethnicity Belonging and Biography


  • Author : Gabriele Rosenthal
  • Publisher : LIT Verlag Münster
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 405
  • ISBN 10 : 9783825816117

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Ethnicity Belonging and Biography Excerpt :

The subjects of ethnicity and collective belonging have enjoyed high priority on the agenda of social science research over the last 20 years. Nevertheless there is need (and considerable scope) for further mutual adjustment and refinement of theoretical concepts, substantive empirical discoveries and research techniques. This volume offers a contribution to such efforts by leading practitioners of qualitative research with backgrounds in diverse disciplines. Their research focuses on the perspectives and biographical experiences of concrete "historical" actors within the contexts of migration, cultural diversity and social conflicts.

Displacement  Identity and Belonging Book

Displacement Identity and Belonging


  • Author : Alexandra J. Cutcher
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-04-27
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 266
  • ISBN 10 : 9789463000703

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Displacement Identity and Belonging Excerpt :

Displacement, Identity and Belonging is a book about difference. It deals with ethnicity, migration, place, marginalisation, memory and constructions of the self. The arts-based and auto/biographical performance of the many voices in the text compliment and interrupt each other to create a polyvocal rendition of experience. The text unfolds through fiction, memoir, legend, artworks, photographs, poetry and theory, historical, cultural and political perspectives. As such, it is a book that confronts what an academic text can be. Written in the present tense, it weaves its narrative around one small Hungarian migrant family in Australia, who are not particularly special or extraordinary. Their experience may appear, at least on first blush, to be paralleled by the post-war diasporic experience for a range of nations and peoples. However in many ways, this is not necessarily so. It is this crucial aspect, of the idiosyncrasies of difference that is at the core of this work. The layering of stories and artworks build upon each other in an engaging and accessible reading that appeals to a multitude of audiences and purposes. The book makes significant contributions to the literature on qualitative research, and in particular to arts-based research, auto/biographical research and autoethnographic research. Displacement, Identity and Belonging is in itself an experience of journey in the reading, powerfully demonstrating a life forever in transit. This work can be used as a core reading in a range of courses in education, teacher education, ethnicity studies, cultural studies, sociology, psychology, history and communication or simply for pleasure. “Displacement, Identity and Belonging offers an excellent example of the use of novel approaches to social research that are designed to raise important questions and provide unique insights. The multigenerational perspective of Hungarian migrants to, and immigrants in, Australia, disclosed and examined herein, is not merely a

Race and Social Analysis Book

Race and Social Analysis


  • Author : Caroline Knowles
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2003-12-11
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 221
  • ISBN 10 : 9781412932653

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Race and Social Analysis Excerpt :

'This book is well researched and highly accessible. It is both a useful and much needed addition to the literature on race and social research' - Ethnic and Racial Studies 'The book is well laid out with glossaries of significant new terms and summaries of key points at the end of each chapter, extensive notes and a very useful bibliography. Knowle's book is a welcome contribution to our understanding, and its emphasis on social analysis helps to bridge what sometimes appears to be a widening gap between the academic and policy/practitioner communities. She provides some significant insights into the inter-relationships between everyday race/ethnicity making and contemporary political and theoretical understandings' - Runnymede's Quarterly Bulletin 'Knowles writes eloquently about how we can challenge and change racist ideas, and ideas about race...this is an important and enjoyable book, which would be valuable to academics or students of any discipline' - Sociological Research Online In Race and Social Analysis, Caroline Knowles combines biographical and spatial analysis to provide an up-to-date account of the ways race and ethnicity operate in a global context. The author argues that race and ethnicity is intricately woven into the social landscapes in which we live - encompassing both the mundane interactions of daily life and the ways in which the contemporary world is organized. Through social analysis, the book shows the ways in which we all contribute to race making and the forms of social inequality it produces. Drawing on the work of other authors in the field and extending it to provide some avenues into conceptualizing and researching race, Caroline Knowles examines: · how race and ethnicity operate in the social world · the making of race and ethnicity by the connections between people, spaces and places · the ways race and ethnicity articulate current analytical themes in social science such as space, movement and global networks · the ways in whi

Identity  Belonging and Human Rights  A Multi Disciplinary Perspective Book

Identity Belonging and Human Rights A Multi Disciplinary Perspective


  • Author : Nasia Hadjigeorgiou
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2019-01-04
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 174
  • ISBN 10 : 9781848884571

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Identity Belonging and Human Rights A Multi Disciplinary Perspective Excerpt :

This edited volume is concerned with the relationship between three key concepts – identity, belonging and human rights – and explores them both by engaging in theoretical analysis and through more practical contributions.

Rethinking History  Reframing Identity Book

Rethinking History Reframing Identity


  • Author : Alexandra Wangler
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-04-09
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 347
  • ISBN 10 : 9783531192260

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Rethinking History Reframing Identity Excerpt :

This book contributes to the theoretical and methodological discussion about how the diverging experiences of generations and their historical memories play a role in the process of national identity formation. Drawing from narratives gathered within the Ukrainian minority in northern Poland and centered on the collective trauma of Action Vistula, where in 1947 about 140,000 Ukrainians were resettled from south-eastern Poland and relocated to the north-western areas, this study shows that three generations vary considerably with regard to their understandings of home, integration, history and religion. Thus, generational differences are an essential element in the analysis and understanding of social and political change. The findings of this study provide a contribution to debates about the process based nature of national identity, the role of trauma in creating generational consciousness and how generations should be conceptualized.

Biographies in the Global South Book

Biographies in the Global South


  • Author : Artur Bogner
  • Publisher : Campus Verlag
  • Release Date : 2017-08-17
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9783593507835

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Biographies in the Global South Excerpt :

Research into biography has historically focused almost wholly on the lives of people in the wealthier nations of the Global North. This book corrects that with a focus on the biographical histories of people--seen as part of larger groups or collectives, whether religious or political--from the Global South, with a particular focus on Africa and the Middle East. Taking the perspective of biographical research and figurational sociology, the essays gathered here break new ground in the study of biography.

The Shape of Sociology for the 21st Century Book

The Shape of Sociology for the 21st Century


  • Author : Devorah Kalekin-Fishman
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2012-04-20
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN 10 : 9781473903265

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The Shape of Sociology for the 21st Century Excerpt :

"This is an important and thought-provoking collection of contemporary articles on the current crisis in social theory." - Professor Roger Penn, Lancaster University "With a comprehensive vision, great sociologists from around the world address the challenges of the new century." - Professor Michael Burawoy, University of California, Berkeley Over the past century, the field of sociology has experienced extraordinary expansion and vitality. But is this growth positive or negative - a promise of diversity or a threat of fragmentation? This critical volume explores the meaning of sociology and sociological knowledge in light of the recent growth and institutionalization of the discipline. A stellar group of international authors powerfully identify, question, and transform key assumptions in sociology. Leading us through the challenges faced by sociology, and the possible strategies for addressing them in the future, the book includes key issues such as: globalization development social policy inequality. An important companion for advanced undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers engaged with contemporary sociological theory, sociology of knowledge and sociological analysis.

Biography and Turning Points in Europe and America Book

Biography and Turning Points in Europe and America


  • Author : Karla B. Hackstaff
  • Publisher : Policy Press
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 266
  • ISBN 10 : 9781847428608

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Biography and Turning Points in Europe and America Excerpt :

This sociological collection advances the argument that the concept of a "turning point" expands our understanding of life experiences from a descriptive to a deeper and more abstract level of analysis.

Negotiating Belongings Book

Negotiating Belongings


  • Author : Melanie Baak
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-07-28
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9789463005883

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Negotiating Belongings Excerpt :

Belonging is an issue that affects us all, but for those who have been displaced, unsettled or made ‘homeless’ by the increased movements associated with the contemporary globalising era, belonging is under constant challenge. Migration throws into question not only the belongings of those who physically migrate, but also, particularly in a postcolonial context, the belongings of those who are indigenous to and ‘settlers’ in countries of migration, subsequent generations born to migrants, and those who are left behind in countries of origin. Negotiating Belongings utilises narrative, ethnographic and autoethnographic approaches to explore the negotiations for belonging for six women from Dinka communities originating in southern Sudan. It explores belonging, particularly in relation to migration, through a consideration of belonging to nation-states, ethnic groups, community, family and kin. In exploring how the journeys towards desired belongings are haunted by various social processes such as colonisation, power, ‘race’ and gender, the author argues that negotiating belonging is a continual movement between being and becoming. The research utilises and demands different ways of listening to and really hearing the narratives of the women as embedded within non-Western epistemologies and ontologies. Through this it develops an understanding of the relational ontology, cieng, that governs the ways in which the women exist in the world. The women’s narratives alongside the author’s experience within the Dinka community provide particular ways to interrogate the intersections of being and becoming on the haunted journey to belonging. The relational ontology of cieng provides an additional way of understanding belonging, becoming and being as always relational.

Migration and Social Pathways Book

Migration and Social Pathways


  • Author : Anna Guhlich
  • Publisher : Verlag Barbara Budrich
  • Release Date : 2017-10-02
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 363
  • ISBN 10 : 9783847411062

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Migration and Social Pathways Excerpt :

The landscape of European migration has changed considerably over the past decades, in particular after the fall of the iron curtain and again after the EU enlargement to the east. The author researches the phenomenon of highly qualified migration using the example of migration between the Czech Republic and Germany. The book reveals diverse strategies migrants use to respond to the possible de-valuation of their qualification, e.g. by making use of their language skills, starting new studies or using transnational knowledge.

Die Interkulturalit  tsdebatte   Intercultural Discourse Book

Die Interkulturalit tsdebatte Intercultural Discourse


  • Author : Monika Kirloskar-Steinbach
  • Publisher : Verlag Karl Alber
  • Release Date : 2016-07-12
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 364
  • ISBN 10 : 9783495861042

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Die Interkulturalit tsdebatte Intercultural Discourse Excerpt :

Der interdisziplinär verfasste Band greift Begriffe (wie Multikulturalismus, Kosmopolitismus, Toleranz, Authentizität, Differenz etc.) auf, welche nicht allein aktuelle Debatten zur Interkulturalität prägen, sondern sich auch über den fachwissenschaftlichen Diskurs hinaus nachhaltig auf das Zusammenleben in modernen Gesellschaften auswirken. In kurzen Artikeln werden die Begriffe geklärt, da dies eine Voraussetzung für eine Verständigung im interdisziplinären und interkulturellen Diskurs ist. Durch das Zusammenbringen von differenzierten Darstellungen der zentralen Begriffe in einem Überblickswerk, wird eine Handreichung für all diejenigen geliefert, die sich in unterschiedlichen gesellschaftlichen, politischen und historischen Kontexten mit Fragen interkultureller Verständigung und Kooperation befassen. Mit Beiträgen von Rainer Forst, Heinz Kimmerle, Ram Adhar Mall, Georg Stenger, Bassam Tibi, Wolfgang Welsch und vielen anderen.

Prayer  Pop and Politics Book

Prayer Pop and Politics


  • Author : Katharina Limacher
  • Publisher : Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
  • Release Date : 2019-04-15
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN 10 : 9783847009795

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Prayer Pop and Politics Excerpt :

What is it like to be young and religious in migration society? This volume presents research at the intersection of religion, age and race. The chapters’ foci range from methodological challenges to conceptual work and empirical case studies. The authors present research on various religious traditions including contributions on young Alevis, Hindus, Buddhists and Muslims, and apply an array of theoretical angles among them feminist, post- and de-colonial perspectives. Furthermore, the volume engages in the debate over novel conceptual frameworks attuned to investigate contemporary manifestations of youth religiosity, for example in digital spaces. The methodological chapters advocate for reflexivity in the context of empirical research on religion in migration society and promote a self-evaluative assessment of researchers’ positionalities.

Border Transgression Book

Border Transgression


  • Author : Eva Youkhana
  • Publisher : Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
  • Release Date : 2017-10-02
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 197
  • ISBN 10 : 9783847007234

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Border Transgression Excerpt :

This volume addresses processes of human mobility in times of crisis from different scientific perspectives and at a global and trans-regional level. The first part sets out to discuss established paradigms in migration studies and politics in order to suggest new approaches to analyse mobility, migration and to challenge boundary making approaches. The second part presents empirical cases from Latin America and Spain to demonstrate how migrants challenge, negotiate and mobilize citizenship and belonging. The third part deals with the question how belonging is produced and identity is constructed at a transnational level. New information and communication technologies, human mobility but also the mobility of concepts, ideas and values foster these collectivization processes across and within physical and symbolic borders.

Imagining Futures Book

Imagining Futures


  • Author : Carola Lentz
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release Date : 2022-05-03
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 9780253060198

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Imagining Futures Excerpt :

What keeps a family together? In Imagining Futures, authors Carola Lentz and Isidore Lobnibe offer a unique look at one extended African family, currently comprising over five hundred members in Northern Ghana and Burkina Faso. Members of this extended family, like many others in the region, find themselves living increasingly farther apart and working in diverse occupations ranging from religious clergy and civil service to farming. What keeps them together as a family? In their groundbreaking work, Lentz and Lobnibe argue that shared memories, rather than only material interests, bind a family together. Imagining Futures explores the changing practices of remembering in an African family and offers a unique contribution to the growing field of memory studies, beyond the usual focus of Europe and America. Lentz and Lobnibe explore how, in an increasingly globalized, postcolonial world, memories themselves are not static accounts of past events but are actually malleable and shaped by both current concerns and imagined futures.