Ethnicity  Belonging and Biography Book

Ethnicity Belonging and Biography

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

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The subjects of ethnicity and collective belonging have enjoyed high priority on the agenda for social science research over the last 20 years. This volume focuses on research on the perspectives and biographical experiences of concrete 'historical' actors within the contexts of migration, cultural diversity and social conflicts.

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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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.

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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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.

Biographies in the Global South Book

Biographies in the Global South

  • Author : Gabriele Rosenthal
  • Publisher : Campus Verlag
  • Release Date : 2017-08-17
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 313
  • ISBN 10 : 9783593507835

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Life Stories Embedded in Figurations and Discourses 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.

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: Biography
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN 10 : 9781847428608

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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. It addresses the conceptual issue of what distinguishes turning points from life transitions in general and raises crucial questions about the application of turning points as a biographical research method. Biography and turning points in Europe and America is all the more distinctive and significant due to its broad empirical database. The anthology includes authors from ten different countries, providing a number of contexts for thinking about how turning points relate to constructions of meaning shaped by globalization and by cultural and structural meanings unique to each country. The book will be useful across a wide range of social sciences and particularly valuable for researchers needing a stronger theoretical base for biographical work.

Contested Belonging Book

Contested Belonging

  • Author : Kathy Davis
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-05-29
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 57
  • ISBN 10 : 9781787432079

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Contributions address the sites, practices, and narratives in which belonging is imagined, enacted and constrained, negotiated and contested. Focussing on three particular dimensions of belonging: belonging as space (neighbourhood, workplace, home), as practice (virtual, physical, cultural), and as biography (life stories, group narratives).

Beings  Belongings and Places Book

Beings Belongings and Places

  • Author : Alice Altissimo
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-07-31
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 271
  • ISBN 10 : 9783658313647

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Based on narrative interviews with international students including egocentric network maps, this book explores international students’ role in the contexts they live in and how transnational spaces and internationality are (co-)created and defined in the students’ relationships. It offers insights into how students’ beings and belongings are intersected by connections to various places. These insights are an invitation to develop new strategies for internationalisation within higher education institutions by taking into consideration the students’ existing transnational networks.

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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"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.

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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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.

Eastern and Oriental Christianity in the Diaspora Book

Eastern and Oriental Christianity in the Diaspora

  • Author : HGB Teule
  • Publisher : ISD LLC
  • Release Date : 2020-05-05
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN 10 : 9789042939783

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This volume contains a selection of papers read at an international colloquium on the way Eastern and Oriental Christianity has accommodated itself to a Diaspora situation. The colloquium was held at the KU Leuven in December 2016. Contributors have focused on liturgical issues (B. Groen, D. Galadza), ecclesiological and juridical questions (A. Kaptijn, V. Pnevmatikakis), the way the Orthodox churches are trying to adapt to these and other challenges of modern West-European and North American society as this was addressed in the recent Council of Crete (P. Kalaitzidis, P. Vlaicu), and the attitude of Middle Eastern Diaspora Christians towards Islam (A. Schmoller). In an epilogue, one also gets an inside view on a recent initiative to establish a theological seminar for Syriac speaking Christians (A. Shemunkasho).

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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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.

Prayer  Pop and Politics Book

Prayer Pop and Politics

  • Author : Katharina Limacher
  • Publisher : Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
  • Release Date : 2019-04-15
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 279
  • ISBN 10 : 9783847009795

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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: Science
  • Pages : 199
  • ISBN 10 : 9783847007234

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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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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.