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Linguistic Construction of Ethnic Borders

by Dagna Zinkhahn Rhobodes, Peter Rosenberg & Konstanze Jungbluth Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (November 20, 2015)

This volume focuses on the linguistic constructs involved in ethnic borders. Ethnic borders have proven themselves to be surprisingly long-lived: in nearly all European countries and beyond, border demarcation,...


The International Turn in American Studies

by Marietta Messmer & Armin Paul Frank Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 28, 2015)

The volume is a contribution to the ongoing debate on the internationalization of American Studies. The essays by European, American and Latin American scholars provide critical evaluations of a wide range of...


Beyond the Trenches – The Social and Cultural Impact of the Great War

by Elzbieta Katarzyna Dzikowska, Agata Handley & Piotr Zawilski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (October 10, 2017)

This collection of articles is the outcome of extensive investigations into archival materials, concerning the involvement of various nations in the Great War. The authors analyse the wartime experiences of...


Formal Education: A Catalyst to Nation Building

by Anthony Ikechukwu Chimaka Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 07, 2014)

The smallest and most remote villages in the developing countries are affected by the rapid and seemingly irresistible trend towards globalization. The limitless availability of information however necessitates...


Lexico-Phonological Comparative Analysis of Selected Dialects of the Meru-Tharaka Group

by Fridah Kanana Erastus Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (January 19, 2015)

This study is an investigation into the comparative phonology and lexicon of six barely-known Bantu varieties spoken in Kenya. These varieties (Imenti, Igoji, Tharaka, Mwimbi, Muthambi and Chuka) belong to the...


Post- and Transhumanism

by Robert Ranisch & Stefan Lorenz Sorgner Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (February 02, 2015)

Scientific advances in genetics, neuroscience, and artificial intelligence signal the end of our traditional concept of the human being. The most vigorous movements dealing with this ongoing crisis of humanism...


Robotics in Germany and Japan

by Michael Funk & Bernhard Irrgang Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (February 11, 2014)

Germany and Japan are two of the worldwide leading countries in robotics research. Robotics as a key technology introduces technical as well as philosophical and cultural challenges. How can we use robots that...


Birth of the Intelligentsia – 1750–1831

by Maciej Janowski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (November 25, 2014)

The three-part work provides a first synthetic account of the history of the Polish intelligentsia from the days of its formation to World War I. Part one (1750–1831) traces the formation of the intelligentsia...


Dimensions of Sociolinguistic Landscapes in Europe

by Mikko Laitinen & Anastassia Zabrodskaja Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 02, 2015)

The articles in this volume investigate everyday textual material of sociolinguistic landscapes in the early 21st century. Sociolinguistic landscapes reflect societal change, and they enable observers to map...


Between State and Church

by Wojciech Kriegseisen, Bartosz Wójcik & Alex Shannon Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 11, 2015)

The different theoretical notions and practices of the relations between the state and religious communities in early modern Europe constitute one of the most interesting problems in historiography. Moving away...


Farewell to Postmodernism

by Bartosz Kuzniarz Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (January 06, 2015)

In the late 1960s, a whole pantheon of thinkers regarding themselves as radicals stole a part of the anarchic praxis of late capitalism, turned it into philosophy, and with the resulting set of views turned...


Warlikowski: Extra Ecclesiam

by Grzegorz Niziolek Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 09, 2014)

Krzysztof Warlikowski’s work stands among the most remarkable phenomena in post-1989 European theater. This book joins Warlikowski’s theater with the dynamic changes in Polish society following 1989, using...


Allies or Enemies

by Patrycia Jakobczyk-Adamczyk Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 31, 2015)

Spanish-British relations changed during the first three decades of the 19th century. Both states emerged victorious from the Napoleonic wars and were united by the alliance, but their respective strength was...


Chauvinism, Polish Style

by Grzegorz Krzywiec & Jaroslaw Garlinski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (January 22, 2016)

The book addresses the genesis of Polish integral nationalism and the role of Roman Dmowski as a co-founder of this phenomenon in the development of Polish political thought at the fin-de-siècle. Based on extensive...


Speaking the Language of the Night

by Adriana Raducanu Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (February 27, 2014)

This study contributes to the emerging field of Global Gothic. It focuses on the survival and evolution of Gothic subgenres and tropes in selected contemporary novels, produced in geographies and histories far...


E-Political Socialization, the Press and Politics

by Christ´l De Landtsheer, Russell Farnen & Daniel B. German Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 13, 2014)

This book examines the state of print and electronic media in the United States of America, Europe, and China. The latest mass communication advances demonstrate that we live in an increasingly media-centric...


An other Kind of Home

by Kyle Frackman Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 09, 2014)

In this study, the author examines works of German-language literature and film from the nineteenth and twentieth century in order to chart a certain kind of otherness. Common to all of the examined cultural...


Ethnic Minorities of Central and Eastern Europe in the Internet Space

by Hans-Georg Heinrich & Olga Alekseeva Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (February 11, 2014)

After the EU-accession of Eastern and Central European countries, the nations and ethnicities in this region face a re-definition of their cultural, social and political roles. Ethnic Minorities of Central and...


Structural Aspects of Bilingual Speech

by Elena Gasser Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (January 19, 2015)

The goal of the present study was to identify, describe and account for bilingual (Russian-Hebrew) varieties spoken in the Russian immigrant community in Israel. In order to achieve this complex goal, an interdisciplinary...


At the Crossroads: 1865–1918

by Magdalena Micinska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (November 25, 2014)

The three-part work provides a first synthetic account of the history of the Polish intelligentsia from the days of its formation to World War I. The third part deals with the period between 1865 and 1918. It...


The Vicious Circle 1832–1864

by Jerzy Jedlicki Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (November 25, 2014)

The three-part work provides a first synthetic account of the history of the Polish intelligentsia from the days of its formation to World War I. Part two (1832-1864) analyses the growing importance of the intelligentsia...


New Ears for New Music

by Constantin Floros Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 29, 2014)

20th-century music is characterized by a bewildering multitude of trends and movements. Often several movements co-exist in contradiction to each other, in a reflection of the century’s intellectual currents...


Totalitarian Speech

by Michal Glowinski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 28, 2014)

Totalitarian Speech brings together a range of texts on totalitarian manipulations of language. The author analyzes various phenomena, from the hateful rhetoric of Nazi Germany to the obfuscating newspeak of...


European Solidarity with Chile- 1970s – 1980s

by Kim Christiaens, Idesbald Goddeeris & Magaly Rodriguez Garcia Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 15, 2014)

The overthrow of the democratically elected government of Salvador Allende and the coming to power of a military regime led by Augusto Pinochet on 11 September 1973 drew worldwide attention towards Chile. The...


History of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth

by Urszula Augustyniak & Iwo Hryniewicz Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (September 30, 2015)

The book presents an outline of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth from the 16th to the 18th century and offers a view of the realities of political life, organization of the judiciary, the economy, coexistence...


Arrested Mourning

by Zofia Woycicka Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (January 10, 2014)

«Analyzing the earliest debates over the memory of Nazi camps, the author makes an important contribution to the study of their origin, reducing the existing asymmetry in our knowledge on the relevant phenomena...


Ritual Change and Social Transformation in Migrant Societies

by Hans-Georg Soeffner & Dariuš Zifonun Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 29, 2016)

Migration involves change of geographical place, social relations and cultural habits. This volume brings together contributions from an international group of scholars including studies of ritual change and...


Culture, Communication, and Creativity

by Hubert Knoblauch, Mark D. Jacobs & René Tuma Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 01, 2014)

It is the premise of this volume that the rising importance of creativity in modern culture is related to dramatic changes in communication. In the last decades we have witnessed a revolutionary change in the...


Turns of Faith, Search for Meaning

by Alexander Agadjanian Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 30, 2014)

The book examines deep shifts in the religious life of Russia and the post-Soviet world as a whole. The author uses combined methods of history, sociology and anthropology to grasp transformations in various...


Strangers by Choice

by Andrzej Waskiewicz Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (January 28, 2015)

Strangers by Choice explores voluntary otherness as a philosophy of life. This philosophy is asocial in the sense that its followers tend to privilege separateness over belonging, and yet it does not lead to...


Veterans, Victims, and Memory

by Joanna Wawrzyniak & Simon Lewis Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 11, 2015)

In the vast literature on how the Second World War has been remembered in Europe, research into what happened in communist Poland, a country most affected by the war, is surprisingly scarce. The long gestation...


Memory as Burden and Liberation

by Anna Wolff-Poweska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 02, 2014)

This book examines both the obvious and less obvious ways in which Germans struggle with their Nazi past. It embraces only a small part of a complex problem, which is impossible for an individual author to grasp...


Innovations in Refugee Protection

by Luise Druke Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (February 02, 2015)

This compendium synthesizes innovations of the UN High Commissioners for Refugees (UNHCR) since 1951. The book bridges the gap between academic and field work and uses Joseph Nye’s concept of «soft power»...


Videography

by Hubert Knoblauch, René Tuma & Bernt Schnettler Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (November 25, 2014)

This book provides an overview of the current state of video analysis, including the most recent developments in this rapidly growing field. It covers various methodological approaches. The authors address practical...


Protection of Human Life in Its Early Stage

by Alexander Stepkowski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 12, 2014)

The book consists of thirteen studies examining different aspects of human life protection in the early stage of its development. The contributions are arranged in three parts. Part I focuses on theoretical...


Prostitution

by Frank Jacob Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 01, 2016)

Prostitution ist scheinbar genauso alt wie die Menschheit selbst und gilt nicht von ungefähr als das «älteste Gewerbe» überhaupt. Dieser Band versteht sich als interdisziplinäre, chronologisch sowie global...


Shrinking Cities: Effects on Urban Ecology and Challenges for Urban Development

by Marcel Langner & Wilfried Endlicher Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 15, 2014)

Cities in industrialised countries have grown over time, yet shrinkage of cities occurs in many regions. This process has many impacts on urban ecology, which can be observed on urban brownfield sites in particular....


Postmigrant Club Cultures in Urban Europe

by Kira Kosnick Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 15, 2014)

How do young people with migration backgrounds take part in and shape urban leisure socialities in European cities? Presenting results of a long-term ethnographic research project carried out in ethnic club...


Jazz in Poland

by Igor Pietraszewski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (January 30, 2014)

This book studies the different roles that jazz played in Poland in the course of the 20th century, from its implementation in the 1920s, through World War II to the Third Polish Republic. The author, sociologist...


Deviant Women

by Tiina Mäntymäki, Marinella Rodi-Risberg & Anna Foka Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 09, 2014)

This multidisciplinary collection of articles illuminates the ways in which the concept of female deviance is represented, appropriated, re-inscribed and refigured in a wide range of texts across time, cultures...


Affinities

by Agnieszka Pantuchowicz & Slawomir Maslon Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (November 03, 2014)

Affinities, a collection of essays dedicated to Professor Tadeusz Rachwal, a noted literary historian and cultural critic, pioneer of the present-day cultural studies in Poland, includes texts written by his...


The Rule of Law and the Challenges to Jurisprudence

by Péter Cserne, Miklos Könczöl & Marta Soniewicka Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 30, 2014)

Over the last two decades scholars and citizens in Central and Eastern Europe had more than enough opportunity to realise that neither democracy nor the rule of law can be taken for granted. Such a realisation...


Legal Professions at the Crossroads

by Dariusz Jemielniak Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 08, 2014)

The book collects research-driven chapters from different disciplines: anthropology, sociology, management, and law. It addresses the issues of legal and administrative professionals’ identity, ethics, and...


Diffusion of Renewable Energy Technologies

by Christian Friebe Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (February 19, 2014)

By analysing the context of emerging and developing countries, the author explores the private sector perspective on renewable energy diffusion. The evaluation of two technology case studies, namely wind farms...


Fashionable Queens

by Eva Flicker & Monika Seidl Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 17, 2014)

The essays collected in this book provide profound insights into the wide-ranging topic of the fashionable queen: the manifold implications and effects that the combination of body, power and gender can have...


The Synonyms of «Fallen Woman» in the History of the English Language

by Bozena Duda Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 07, 2014)

This data-oriented study aims at providing an onomasiological account of the historical synonyms of the term fallen woman from Old English up to Early Modern English. It focuses on linguistic mechanisms which...


Italians in Early Modern Poland

by Wojciech Tygielski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 20, 2015)

The book provides a panorama of Italian migrants’ activities in Polish economy, political life and, above all, culture. The motivations of Italians who decided to travel to the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth...


The Re-Institutionalization of Higher Education in the Western Balkans

by Jelena Brankovic, Maja Kovacevic, Martina Vukasovic & Peter Maassen et al. Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 14, 2014)

Higher education in the Western Balkans is currently undergoing substantial changes as a result of European reform ideas, new domestic policy initiatives as well as universities and colleges in the region trying...


Evoking Polish Memory

by Anna Witeska-Mlynarczyk Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (January 22, 2014)

The book offers an interdisciplinary but very grounded look at the question of memory politics in contemporary Poland. It describes the conflicting ways in which two groups of people – the former anti-communist...


Familial Discourses in «The Book of Margery Kempe»

by Raphaela Rohrhofer Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 15, 2014)

The Book of Margery Kempe (ca. 1438) offers an illuminating account of late medieval female spirituality, affective devotion and subversion. This study approaches Margery Kempe’s roles in her earthly, heavenly...