Muslime in Alltag und Beruf

Author: Béatrice Hecht-El Minshawi
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3662533758
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In diesem Buch erfahren alle, die Flüchtlingen und Asylbewerbern begegnen – privat wie beruflich –, wie sie zu einem guten Miteinander beitragen können. In Deutschland gibt es viele Neubürger und Migranten: Exilanten, Flüchtlinge und Asylbewerber. Ein Großteil kommt aus islamischen Gesellschaften und ist mit manchen anderen Normen und Werten aufgewachsen. Deshalb ist davon auszugehen, dass wir immer öfter Muslimen in Beruf und Alltag begegnen. Sie gehören zu uns. Damit das Zusammenleben und die Zusammenarbeit gelingt, ist ein fundiertes interkulturelles Wissen notwendig: kulturelle Gemeinsamkeiten und Unterschiede, Mentalitäten, Verhaltensregeln, Kommunikationsstrategien und Tabus. Dieses Praxisbuch hilft, Muslime zu verstehen und vermittelt Ideen zum gemeinsamen Handeln – mit zahlreichen Fallbeispielen und Checklisten. Es richtet sich als Beratungsbuch und Arbeitsgrundlage an alle Personen im deutschsprachigen Raum, die mit Muslimen zu tun haben, in privaten und öffentlichen Einrichtungen wie Behörden und Schulen und in Betrieben.

Europe Reforms Labour Markets

Author: Aart De Geus
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110365103
Format: PDF
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Focusing on the perspectives of policy-makers, the book's purpose is to closely examine the factors that make for successful/unsuccessful labor market related policy reforms. The aim is to reveal the political aspects, namely the chances, challenges and impediments to designing labor market reforms and to establish the conditions under which successful labor market reforms can be advocated, adopted and implemented (process).

Communicative Figurations

Author: Andreas Hepp
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319655841
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This open access volume assesses the influence of our changing media environment. Today, there is not one single medium that is the driving force of change. With the spread of various technical communication media such as mobile phones and internet platforms, we are confronted with a media manifold of deep mediatization. But how can we investigate its transformative capability? This book answers this question by taking a non-media-centric perspective, researching the various figurations of collectivities and organizations humans are involved in. The first part of the book outlines a fundamental understanding of the changing media environment of deep mediatization and its transformative capacity. The second part focuses on collectivities and movements: communities in the city, critical social movements, maker, online gaming groups and networked groups of young people. The third part moves institutions and organizations into the foreground, discussing the transformation of journalism, religion, politics, and education, whilst the fourth and final part is dedicated to methodologies and perspectives.

The Headscarf Debates

Author: Anna C. Korteweg
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804791163
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The headscarf is an increasingly contentious symbol in countries across the world. Those who don the headscarf in Germany are referred to as "integration-refusers." In Turkey, support by and for headscarf-wearing women allowed a religious party to gain political power in a strictly secular state. A niqab-wearing Muslim woman was denied French citizenship for not conforming to national values. And in the Netherlands, Muslim women responded to the hatred of popular ultra-right politicians with public appeals that mixed headscarves with in-your-face humor. In a surprising way, the headscarf—a garment that conceals—has also come to reveal the changing nature of what it means to belong to a particular nation. All countries promote national narratives that turn historical diversities into imagined commonalities, appealing to shared language, religion, history, or political practice. The Headscarf Debates explores how the headscarf has become a symbol used to reaffirm or transform these stories of belonging. Anna Korteweg and Gökçe Yurdakul focus on France, Germany, and the Netherlands—countries with significant Muslim-immigrant populations—and Turkey, a secular Muslim state with a persistent legacy of cultural ambivalence. The authors discuss recent cultural and political events and the debates they engender, enlivening the issues with interviews with social activists, and recreating the fervor which erupts near the core of each national identity when threats are perceived and changes are proposed. The Headscarf Debates pays unique attention to how Muslim women speak for themselves, how their actions and statements reverberate throughout national debates. Ultimately, The Headscarf Debates brilliantly illuminates how belonging and nationhood is imagined and reimagined in an increasingly global world.

Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth

Author: Eric Kaufmann
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 1847651941
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Dawkins and Hitchens have convinced many western intellectuals that secularism is the way forward. But most people don't read their books before deciding whether to be religious. Instead, they inherit their faith from their parents, who often innoculate them against the elegant arguments of secularists. And what no one has noticed is that far from declining, the religious are expanding their share of the population: in fact, the more religious people are, the more children they have. The cumulative effect of immigration from religious countries, and religious fertility will be to reverse the secularisation process in the West. Not only will the religious eventually triumph over the non-religious, but it is those who are the most extreme in their beliefs who have the largest families. Within Judaism, the Ultra-Orthodox may achieve majority status over their liberal counterparts by mid-century. Islamist Muslims have won the culture war in much of the Muslim world, and their success provides a glimpse of what awaits the Christian West and Israel. Based on a wealth of demographic research, considering questions of multiculturalism and terrorism, Kaufmann examines the implications of the decline in liberal secularism as religious conservatism rises - and what this means for the future of western modernity.

International Migration and the Social Sciences

Author: Ellie Vasta
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781403915054
Format: PDF, Kindle
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How have three countries of migration--Australia, France and Germany--engaged with immigration and ethnic diversity? This book explores the role of the social sciences in the national discourses of migration and how they help shape different societal understandings. It concludes by discussing how international communities of scholars can transcend national discourses, leading to better understanding of how migration is shaping global society.

Cross cultural Business Behavior

Author: Richard R. Gesteland
Publisher: Copenhagen Business School Press DK
ISBN: 9788763002387
Format: PDF
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The theme of this new edition of Cross-Cultural Business Behavior is CHANGE. First of all, cultures change. In markets around the world, business behavior is constantly evolving, impelled by generational shifts, improvements in education, and (especially) increasing exposure to the world marketplace. That is why all of the book's 43 'Negotiator Profiles' have been thoroughly updated, with new cases and fresh examples added. In addition to the change in culture, international managers' challenges have changed too. For example, just a few years ago, participants at global management seminars around the world were mainly interested in how to communicate and negotiate with overseas partners. But, they now find that their toughest challenges are how to manage overseas subsidiaries, strategic alliances, and international partnerships. To reflect these new realities, the book's time-tested framework for understanding cross-cultural negotiating behavior has been expanded to include a wide variety of practical pointers on managing in today's global marketplace. This fifth edition is important for everyone involved with global management, whether student or manager, because cultures and business challenges do change. The book is an essential survival guide for doing business in cultures other than one's own.

The Holocaust and Memory in the Global Age

Author: Daniel Levy
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 9781592132768
Format: PDF, ePub
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Can collective memories of the past shape the future? If one of the fears about a globalized society is the homogenization of culture, can it nevertheless be true that the homogenization of memory might have a positive impact on political and cultural norms? Originally published in Germany, The Holocaust and Memory in the Global Age examines the nature of collective memory in a globalized world, and how the memory of one particular event - the Holocaust - helped give rise to an emerging global consensus on human rights. Daniel Levy and Natan Sznaider show how memories of the Holocaust have been de-contextualized from the original event and offer a framework for interpreting contemporary acts of injustice such as ethnic cleansing and genocide. Representations of mass atrocities in Bosnia and Kosovo during the 1990s resonated with iconographies of the Holocaust and played a significant role in the political and military interventions in the Balkans. Subsequently, these representations have had a crucial impact on the consolidation of international human rights and related issues of transitional justice, reparations, and restitution.

The Rise of Cities in North West Europe

Author: Adriaan Verhulst
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521469098
Format: PDF, ePub
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A concise study of large time frame (fourth-twelfth centuries) charting the growth and development of cities in north-west Europe.