Shadowed Ground

Author: Kenneth E. Foote
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292756143
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Shadowed Ground explores how and why Americans have memorialized—or not—the sites of tragic and violent events spanning three centuries of history and every region of the country. For this revised edition, Kenneth Foote has written a new concluding chapter that looks at the evolving responses to recent acts of violence and terror, including the destruction of the Branch Davidian compound at Waco, Texas, the Oklahoma City bombing, the Columbine High School massacre, and the terrorist attacks of 9/11.

Trauerfeiern nach Gro katastrophen

Author: Benedikt Kranemann
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 378873020X
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Nach Katastrophen wie den Amokläufen in Erfurt und Winnenden oder dem Flugzeugabsturz in den französischen Alpen bieten ökumenische Feiern den Angehörigen wie der Gesellschaft Orte des Gedenkens und Trauerns. Welche Funktion haben sie in einer säkularen Gesellschaft? Welche Aufgaben verbinden sich für die Kirchen und die Seelsorge damit? Verschiedene theologische Disziplinen unterschiedlicher Konfessionen, Politikwissenschaft und staatliche Institution, Wissenschaftler wie Praktiker kommen zu Wort.

Tod und Leben gro er amerikanischer St dte

Author: Jane Jacobs
Publisher: Birkhäuser
ISBN: 3035602123
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In The Death and Life of Great American Cities durchleuchtet Jane Jacobs 1961 die fragwürdigen Methoden der Stadtplanung und Stadtsanierung in Amerika, der "New Yorker" nannte es das unkonventionellste und provozierendste Buch über Städtebau seit langem. Die deutsche Ausgabe wurde schnell auch im deutschsprachigem Raum zu einer viel gelesenen und diskutierten Lektüre. Sie ist jetzt wieder in einem Nachdruck zugänglich, mit einem Vorwort von Gerd Albers (1993), das nach der Aktualität dieser Streitschrift fragt.

Recovering 9 11 in New York

Author: Robert Fanuzzi
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443859591
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This collection of essays offers a rich variety of approaches to how people and institutions in greater New York have sought to find meaning in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, now a decade on. The views and practices documented here join memory, recovery, and rebuilding together to form a vital new chapter in New York’s metropolitan history. Contributors contest the dominant nationalist narrative about 9/11 to generate a more local and socially-engaged form of scholarship that connects directly with the experiences of people who lived or came to work in New York that fateful day and the years that followed. In doing so, these essays give academics and clinical professionals an opportunity to reflect upon and work with the people of a community – in this case, metropolitan New York – as essential partners, and even the main protagonists, in creating new paradigms to capture the significance of these events and their aftermath. The collection is comprised of sixteen essays by experts drawn from a wide range of scholarly and professional fields. They investigate how people across the New York metropolitan region initially responded to and have since remembered the events of September 11th as they rippled out into the city, the surrounding metropolitan region, and the nation at large. They engage directly with the emotional and psychological aftermath of the attacks, approaching the questions of healing and teaching from a variety of institutional, professional, and non-professional perspectives. The volume concludes with a selection of essays that grapple with the challenge of “Representing 9/11.” Contributors to this section evaluate contemporary novels and films that have risked engagement with deep narrative traditions to translate the recent memory of public events into resonant stories and imaginative language. Readers are invited to consider how all these responses – in literature, memorials, media representations, and the words and actions of diverse individuals – still contribute to the complex, yet inescapable challenge of making meaning of 9/11.

Die Grenze

Author: Jürgen Ritter
Publisher: Ch. Links Verlag
ISBN: 3861535602
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Dokumentation über die Geschichte der DDR-Grenzanlagen mit zahlreichen Fotos, die auch die Veränderungen der letzten 20 Jahre anschaulich machen.

Public Places

Author: Carl T. Hyden
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1498507263
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This book rhetorically and historically examines the contextual and experiential dimensions of a wide range of public places that are the products and allocators of political power.

Im Schatten des Berges

Author: Gregory David Roberts
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641188563
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Eine Liebeserklärung an Bombay und an das Leben! „Shantaram“ hat Millionen Leser auf der ganzen Welt berührt. Die Geschichte von Lindsay Ford, dem Australier, der aus dem Gefängnis ausbrach, in Mumbai untertauchte, als Arzt im Slum arbeitete und um die Liebe seines Lebens kämpfte, lebt in ihren Herzen weiter. Lindsay Ford wurde zu Shantaram, und die Stadt Mumbai zu seiner Heimat. Am Ende verlor er einen Menschen, den er über alles liebte, wie einen Vater verehrte: den Mafiaboss Khaderbhai. Zwei Jahre sind seitdem vergangen, und seit Khaderbhai nicht mehr mehr da ist, bekämpfen sich die verschiedenen Gangs der Stadt immer unerbittlicher, die Gewalt eskaliert. Auf der Suche nach einem Ausweg begegnet Lin einem heiligen Mann, der alles infrage stellt, was Lin zu wissen glaubte. Am liebsten würde er die Stadt verlassen, ein neues Leben beginnen. Doch zwei Dinge halten ihn zurück: Karla, seine große Liebe, und ein fatales Versprechen, das er nicht brechen kann ...

Southeastern Geographer

Author: David M. Cochran Jr.
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 080787261X
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Table of Contents for Volume 52, Number 4 (Winter 2012) Special Issue: Placing Memory and Heritage in the Geography Classroom Guest Editor: Chris W. Post Cover Art The Mule Pull at the Mississippi Pecan Festival Joseph S. Miller Introduction: Placing Memory and Heritage in the Geography Classroom Chris W. Post Part I: Papers ''History by the Spoonful'' in North Carolina: The Textual Politics of State Highway Historical Markers Derek H. Alderman Remembrance and Place-Making: Teaching Students to Look Ahead While Looking Back Stephen S. Birdsall Editing Memory and Automobility & Race: Two Learning Activities on Contested Heritage and Place Kenneth E. Foote A Tale of Two Civil War Statues: Teaching the Geographies of Memory and Heritage in Norfolk, Virginia Jonathan I. Leib Objectives and Prospects for Bringing Service-Learning into the Memory and Heritage Classroom Chris W. Post Making Memory, Making Landscapes: Classroom Applications of Parallel Trends in the Study of Landscape, Memory, and Learning Owen J. Dwyer and Matthew McCourt Part II: Geographical Notes A Tribute to Dr. Louis De Vorsey, Jr. (1929–2012) Sanford H. Bederman Part III: Reviews From Chicaza to Chickasaw: The European Invasion and the Transformation of the Mississippian World, 1540–1715 Robbie Ethridge Reviewed by Craig S. Revels Key Methods in Geography Nicholas Clifford, Shaun French, and Gill Valentine (Editors) Reviewed by Bandana Kar

The Columbia History of Post World War II America

Author: Mark C Carnes
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231511809
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Beginning with an analysis of cultural themes and ending with a discussion of evolving and expanding political and corporate institutions, The Columbia History of Post-World War II America addresses changes in America's response to the outside world; the merging of psychological states and social patterns in memorial culture, scandal culture, and consumer culture; the intersection of social practices and governmental policies; the effect of technological change on society and politics; and the intersection of changing belief systems and technological development, among other issues. Many had feared that Orwellian institutions would crush the individual in the postwar era, but a major theme of this book is the persistence of individuality and diversity. Trends toward institutional bigness and standardization have coexisted with and sometimes have given rise to a countervailing pattern of individualized expression and consumption. Today Americans are exposed to more kinds of images and music, choose from an infinite variety of products, and have a wide range of options in terms of social and sexual arrangements. In short, they enjoy more ways to express their individuality despite the ascendancy of immense global corporations, and this volume imaginatively explores every facet of this unique American experience.