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Stategraphy

Stategraphy

Toward a Relational Anthropology of the State

  • Author: Tatjana Thelen,Larissa Vetters,Keebet von Benda-Beckmann
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
  • ISBN: 1785337017
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 164
  • View: 6485
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Stategraphy-the ethnographic exploration of relational modes, boundary work, and forms of embeddedness of actors-offers crucial analytical avenues for researching the state. By exploring interactions and negotiations of local actors in different institutional settings, the contributors explore state transformations in relation to social security in a variety of locations spanning from Russia, Eastern Europe, and the Balkans to the United Kingdom and France. Fusing grounded empirical studies with rigorous theorizing, the volume provides new perspectives to broader related debates in social research and political analysis.

When the State Winks

When the State Winks

The Performance of Jewish Conversion in Israel

  • Author: Michal Kravel-Tovi
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231544812
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 310
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Religious conversion is often associated with ideals of religious sincerity. But in a society in which religious belonging is entangled with ethnonational citizenship and confers political privilege, a convert might well have multilayered motives. Over the last two decades, mass non-Jewish immigration to Israel, especially from the former Soviet Union, has sparked heated debates over the Jewish state’s conversion policy and intensified suspicion of converts’ sincerity. When the State Winks carefully traces the performance of state-endorsed Orthodox conversion to highlight the collaborative labor that goes into the making of the Israeli state and its Jewish citizens. In a rich ethnographic narrative based on fieldwork in conversion schools, rabbinic courts, and ritual bathhouses, Michal Kravel-Tovi follows conversion candidates—mostly secular young women from a former Soviet background—and state conversion agents, mostly religious Zionists caught between the contradictory demands of their nationalist and religious commitments. She complicates the popular perception that conversion is a “wink-wink” relationship in which both sides agree to treat the converts’ pretenses of observance as real. Instead, she demonstrates how their interdependent performances blur any clear boundary between sincere and empty conversions. Alongside detailed ethnography, When the State Winks develops new ways to think about the complex connection between religious conversion and the nation-state. Kravel-Tovi emphasizes how state power and morality is managed through “winking”—the subtle exchanges and performances that animate everyday institutional encounters between state and citizen. In a country marked by tension between official religiosity and a predominantly secular Jewish population, winking permits the state to save its Jewish face.

Inside Asylum Bureaucracy: Organizing Refugee Status Determination in Austria

Inside Asylum Bureaucracy: Organizing Refugee Status Determination in Austria

  • Author: Julia Dahlvik
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319633066
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 208
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This open access monograph provides sociological insight into governmental action on the administration of asylum in the European context. It offers an in-depth understanding of how decision-making officials encounter and respond to structural contradictions in the asylum procedure produced by diverging legal, political, and administrative objectives. The study focuses on structural aspects on the one hand, such as legal and organisational elements, and aspects of agency on the other hand, examining the social practices and processes going on at the frontside and the backside of the administrative asylum system. Coverage is based on a case study using ethnographic methods, including qualitative interviews, participant observation, as well as artefact analysis. This case study is positioned within a broader context and allows for comparison within and beyond the European system, building a bridge to the international scientific community. In addition, the author links the empirical findings to sociological theory. She explains the identified patterns of social practice in asylum administration along the theories of social practices, social construction and structuration. This helps to contribute to the often missing theoretical development in this particular field of research. Overall, this book provides a sociological contribution to a key issue in today's debate on immigration in Europe and beyond. It will appeal to researchers, policy makers, administrators, and practitioners as well as students and readers interested in immigration and asylum.

From the Midwife?s Bag to the Patient?s File

From the Midwife?s Bag to the Patient?s File

Public Health in Eastern Europe

  • Author: Friederike Kind-Kov cs,Heike Karge
  • Publisher: Central European University Press
  • ISBN: 9633862094
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 358
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This volume offers an analysis of the intertwined relationship between public health and the biopolitical dimensions of state- and nation building in Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe. It challenges the idea of diverging paths towards modernity of Europe?s western and eastern countries by not only identifying ideas, discourses and practices of ?solving? public health issues that were shared among political regimes in the region; it also uncovers the ways in which, since the late nineteenth century, the biopolitical organization of the state both originated from and shaped an emerging common European framework. The broad range of local case studies stretches from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czechoslovakia, the GDR, Greece, and Hungary, to Poland, Serbia, the Soviet Union, and Yugoslavia. Taking a time span that begins in the late nineteenth century and ends in the post-socialist era, the book makes an original contribution to scholarship examining the relationship between public health, medicine, and state- and nation building in Europe?s long twentieth century. Close readings and dense descriptions of local discourses and practices of ?public? health help to reflect on the transnational and global entanglements in the sphere of public health. In doing so, this volume facilitates comparisons on the regional, European, and global level. ÿ

Animism beyond the Soul

Animism beyond the Soul

Ontology, Reflexivity, and the Making of Anthropological Knowledge

  • Author: Katherine Swancutt,Mireille Mazard
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
  • ISBN: 1785338676
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 160
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How might we envision animism through the lens of the ‘anthropology of anthropology’? The contributors to this volume offer compelling case studies that demonstrate how indigenous animistic practices, concepts, traditions, and ontologies are co-authored in highly reflexive ways by anthropologists and their interlocutors. They explore how native epistemologies, which inform anthropological notions during fieldwork, underpin the dialogues between researchers and their participants. In doing so, the contributors reveal ways in which indigenous thinkers might be influenced by anthropological concepts of the soul and, equally, how they might subtly or dramatically then transform those same concepts within anthropological theory.

Der Weg der Masken

Der Weg der Masken

  • Author: Claude Lévi-Strauss
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783518292853
  • Category: Indian art
  • Page: 148
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Relationale Soziologie

Relationale Soziologie

  • Author: Jan Fuhse,Sophie Mützel
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 9783531167725
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 293
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Der Band stellt die relationale Soziologie als einen innovativen Theorie- und Forschungsansatz für aktuelle soziologische Diskussionen vor. Allgemein geht es der relationalen Soziologie um die theoretische Modellierung und empirische Analyse von sozialen Netzwerken als sozio-kulturelle Formationen – Netzwerkstruktur wird als verwoben mit kulturellen Mustern gedacht. Die internationalen Beiträge des Bandes zeigen theoretische und empirische Richtungen auf, mit denen der reine Strukturalismus der Netzwerkforschung überwunden werden kann. Dabei wird die Netzwerkforschung u.a. mit der Systemtheorie, der Soziologie der Konventionen und der Akteur-Netzwerk-Theorie in fruchtbare Verbindung gebracht. Mit Beiträgen von Harrison White, Roger Häußling, Ronald L. Breiger, Stephan Fuchs, Dirk Baecker, Sophie Mützel, Jan A. Fuhse, Athanasios Karafillidis, Boris Holzer, Christian Stegbauer, Patrick Aspers, Rainer Diaz-Bone, John Levi Martin und Monica Lee.

Die dunkle Seite der Nationalstaaten

Die dunkle Seite der Nationalstaaten

»Ethnische Säuberungen« im modernen Europa

  • Author: Philipp Ther
  • Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
  • ISBN: 3647368067
  • Category: History
  • Page: 304
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»Ethnische Säuberungen« wurden nicht nur von Diktatoren, sondern auch von demokratisch gewählten Politikern veranlasst. Sie sind vor allem eine Folge des modernen Nationalismus und der Nationalstaatsbildung im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert. Dieses Buch bietet grundlegende Einsichten in eines der dunkelsten Kapitel des modernen Europa. Es befasst sich mit den Voraussetzungen »ethnischer Säuberungen« ebenso wie mit den Perioden und den verantwortlichen Akteuren von Flucht, Vertreibung, Zwangsaussiedlung und Deportation. Dabei beschränkt es sich nicht auf Osteuropa, sondern beleuchtet auch die Rolle der westlichen Großmächte. Der Autor spannt einen weiten thematischen Bogen von den Balkankriegen am Vorabend des Ersten Weltkriegs über die »ethnischen Säuberungen« während und infolge des Zweiten Weltkrieges bis zu den Bürgerkriegen im ehemaligen Jugoslawien und im Kaukasus der 1990er Jahre.

Privatisierung und soziale Ungleichheit in der osteuropäischen Landwirtschaft

Privatisierung und soziale Ungleichheit in der osteuropäischen Landwirtschaft

zwei Fallstudien aus Ungarn und Rumänien

  • Author: Tatjana Thelen
  • Publisher: Campus Verlag
  • ISBN: 9783593373461
  • Category: Agriculture
  • Page: 303
  • View: 9294
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Das allgemeine Verwaltungsrecht als Ordnungsidee

Das allgemeine Verwaltungsrecht als Ordnungsidee

Grundlagen und Aufgaben der verwaltungsrechtlichen Systembildung

  • Author: Eberhard Schmidt-Aßmann
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 3662064464
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 382
  • View: 1334
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Das wilde Denken

Das wilde Denken

  • Author: Claude Lévi-Strauss
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783518276143
  • Category: Totemismus - Strukturalismus
  • Page: 333
  • View: 8980
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Handbuch der Ethnographie

Handbuch der Ethnographie

  • Author: Marcel Mauss
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783770540136
  • Category: Ethnology
  • Page: 300
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Die Ökologie der Anderen

Die Ökologie der Anderen

Die Anthropologie und die Frage der Natur

  • Author: Philippe Descola
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783882210859
  • Category:
  • Page: 131
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Dissertation Abstracts International

Dissertation Abstracts International

The humanities and social sciences

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Humanities
  • Page: N.A
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Muster sozialer Ordnung

Muster sozialer Ordnung

Netzwerkanalyse als Fundament der Sozialethnologie

  • Author: Thomas Schweizer
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783496026136
  • Category: Social networks
  • Page: 306
  • View: 3486
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Abstracts in Anthropology

Abstracts in Anthropology

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Anthropology
  • Page: N.A
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Quarterly. References to journal articles, miscellaneous papers, and books, arranged under sections on archaeology, ethnology, linguistics, and physical anthropology. Cross references. Cross index.

Abstracts of the Annual Meeting

Abstracts of the Annual Meeting

  • Author: American Anthropological Association
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Anthropology
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 433
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Dissertation Abstracts

Dissertation Abstracts

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Dissertations, Academic
  • Page: N.A
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Undergraduate Announcement

Undergraduate Announcement

  • Author: University of Michigan--Dearborn
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Education
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 6303
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Care/Sorge

Care/Sorge

Konstruktion, Reproduktion und Auflösung bedeutsamer Bindungen

  • Author: Tatjana Thelen
  • Publisher: transcript Verlag
  • ISBN: 383942562X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 298
  • View: 5034
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»Care« ist in den letzten Jahren zunehmend in den Mittelpunkt öffentlicher Diskussionen gerückt. Vor dem Hintergrund der deutschen Wiedervereinigung führt Tatjana Thelen dieses zentrale Thema mit der Konstruktion, Reproduktion und Auflösung bedeutsamer Bindungen zusammen - einem Schlüsselproblem sozialwissenschaftlicher Theoriebildung. Das legt den Grundstein für eine innovative Theorie von Care/Sorge und eröffnet neue Blicke auf Prozesse der Gemeinschaftsbildung. Die Studie verbindet Perspektiven der Sozialanthropologie, Europäischen Ethnologie und Soziologie, bietet jedoch auch wichtige Einsichten für die Praxis in Pflege und Betreuung.