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Encounters in a More-than-Human World
Edited by Birgit Spengler and Babette B. Tischleder
The essays, poetry, and visual art collected here consider the more-than-human cultures of our multispecies world. At a time when humanity’s impact has put our planet’s ecosystems into great jeopardy, the book explores literary, sonic, and visual imaginaries that feature encounters between and across a variety of living creatures.
By combining an ethnographic study of youth with an analysis of the local state in the making, this monograph introduces the perspective of “meandering lives” to grasp being young and growing up in the Guéckédou borderland, a remote space approximately 700 kilometers southeast of Conakry, Guinea’s capital.
How Making Music Can be Meaningful and Real
How is musical practice connected with everyday life? Eva-Maria Houben shows that performing music as an activity—indeed, as playing—allows meaning to unfold in specific situations, places, and relationships.
Net Politics in the Era of Learning Algorithms
Edited by Andreas Sudmann
The aim of this book is to discuss the heterogenous conditions, implications, and effects of modern AI and internet technologies in terms of their political dimension: What does it mean to critically investigate efforts of net politics in the age of machine learning algorithms?
Spaces, Places, and Territories in Computer Games
Edited by Espen Aarseth and Stephan Günzel
Where do computer games “happen”? The articles collected in this pioneering volume explore the categories of “space,” “place,” and “territory” to lay the groundwork for the study of spatiality in games.
Social Life in Johannesburg and Maputo Through Ethnographic Comparison
How do people live together in cities shaped by inequality? This comparative ethnography of two African cities, Maputo and Johannesburg, presents a new narrative about social life in cities often described as sharply divided.
The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research’s Policies for International Cooperation in Sustainability Research
This study focuses on German science policy for research cooperation with developing countries and emerging economies in sustainability research. Based on interviews with policy makers and researchers, it scrutinizes the actors, processes and contents of science policy in Germany.
Experiences from Educational Fields
What can we learn from a teacher’s journal about working with challenging youth? What experiences transpire during a train trip to the sea with an unruly crew of school boys? What happens when children plan a trip on their own? This book illustrates formative and inspirational moments from the author’s years as a dedicated teacher and father.
This annual report is a call to action to recognize the things that are having an impact on the internet today and to embrace the notion that we can change how we make money, govern societies, and interact with one another online.
New Perspectives on Motherhood in the Works of D.H. Lawrence, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, and Jean Rhys
Marie Géraldine Rademacher
Narcissistic mothers are an important motif in modernist literature. Tracing its appearance in the works of writers such as D.H. Lawrence and Virginia Woolf, this book questions the dichotomous image of either benevolent or suffocating mother, which has pervaded religion, art, and literature for centuries.
Concepts, Spaces, Practices
Edited by Anne Thurmann-Jajes, Ursula Frohne, Jee-Hae Kim, Maria Peters, Franziska Rauh, and Sarah Rothe
Up to and into the digital present radio has been – and still is – employed and explored as an apparatus-based structure as well as an (alternative) model for performance and perception. This volume investigates a broad range of aesthetic experiments with the broadcasting technology of radio. It also sheds light on the use of radio as a means of disseminating artistic concepts and on questions of mediation of this art form.
Jewish Ghosts in the Polish Post-Holocaust Imaginaire
Zuzanna Dziuban contributes to understandings of the figure of the ghost by inquiring into its culturally and historically located modality: the emergence of Jewish ghosts in contemporary Polish popular culture, literature, and critical art. Locating this new interest in Jewish ghosts on the map of other Polish (and Jewish) ghostologies, this study seeks to explore the cultural and political functions of the post-Holocaust haunted imaginaire.