Cultures in Contact

Author: Dirk Hoerder
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822384078
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A landmark work on human migration around the globe, Cultures in Contact provides a history of the world told through the movements of its people. It is a broad, pioneering interpretation of the scope, patterns, and consequences of human migrations over the past ten centuries. In this magnum opus thirty years in the making, Dirk Hoerder reconceptualizes the history of migration and immigration, establishing that societal transformation cannot be understood without taking into account the impact of migrations and, indeed, that mobility is more characteristic of human behavior than is stasis. Signaling a major paradigm shift, Cultures in Contact creates an English-language map of human movement that is not Atlantic Ocean-based. Hoerder describes the origins, causes, and extent of migrations around the globe and analyzes the cultural interactions they have triggered. He pays particular attention to the consequences of immigration within the receiving countries. His work sweeps from the eleventh century forward through the end of the twentieth, when migration patterns shifted to include transpacific migration, return migrations from former colonies, refugee migrations, and distinct regional labor migrations in the developing world. Hoerder demonstrates that as we enter the third millennium, regional and intercontinental migration patterns no longer resemble those of previous centuries. They have been transformed by new communications systems and other forces of globalization and transnationalism.

Ambiguit t und die Ordnungen des Sozialen im Mittelalter

Author: Benjamin Scheller
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110608251
Format: PDF, Docs
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Rechtgläubig/ungläubig, fremd/eigen, männlich/weiblich, arm/reich – diese und andere binäre Unterscheidungen waren von konstitutiver Bedeutung für die Strukturierung sozialer Welten in der Vormoderne. Doch was geschah, wenn sie nicht mehr verfingen und Praktiken und Akteure sich nicht mehr eindeutig auf einer ihrer beiden Seiten verorten ließen? Wie nahm man im Mittelalter etwa Konvertiten, Hermaphroditen, Migranten und freiwillig Arme wahr, und welche Konsequenzen hatte dies? Mit dem Begriff der Ambiguität spricht der Band Zustände und Situationen an, in denen Leitunterscheidungen der sozialen und kulturellen Ordnung verunklart wurden. Die Beiträge aus Geschichts-, Literatur- und Sprachwissenschaft, Archäologie und Kunstgeschichte fragen danach, wie historische Akteure auf die Irritation gängiger Unterscheidungsmodi reagierten, wie sie sich Ambiguität zunutze machten, welche Strategien der Disambiguierung sie entwickelten und worin die Bedingungen und Grenzen von Ambiguitätstoleranz in der Vormoderne lagen. Der Band trägt so nicht nur zum besseren Verständnis von Diversität und Pluralität von Gesellschaften und Kulturen der Vormoderne bei, sondern liefert auch ein konzeptionelles Angebot für weitere Forschungen.

Handbuch Geschichte der Sklaverei

Author: Michael Zeuske
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110278812
Format: PDF
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This handbook is the first publication to systematically present the history of slavery in the context of global history. The point of departure is an understanding of slavery as the capitalization of the human body. The most diverse types of slavery are analyzed – on all continents, under its respective names and in its historical context. This broad empirical basis leads to a history of slavery beginning around 10,000 BC and continuing to the present day.

Migrant Citizenship from Below

Author: K. Shinozaki
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137410426
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Migrant Citizenship from Below explores the dynamic local and transnational lives of Filipina and Filipino migrant domestic workers living in Schönberg, Germany. Shinozaki examines their irregular migrant citizenship status from 'above', which is produced by complex interactions between Germany's welfare, care, and migration regimes and the Philippines' gendered politics of overseas employment. Despite the predominant representation of these workers as invisible, these spatially immobile migrants maintain sustained transnational engagements through parenting and religious practices. Shinozaki studies the reverse-gendered process of international reproductive labor migration, in which women traveled first and were later joined by men. Despite their structural vulnerability, participant observations and biographical interviews with the migrants demonstrate that they enact and negotiate migrant citizenship in the workplace, transnational households, religious practices and through accessing health provisions.

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Author: Organization of American Historians. Meeting
Publisher:
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Mobi
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