Fernsehgewalt im gesellschaftlichen Kontext: Eine Cultural by Jutta Röser

By Jutta Röser

Die Studie vollzieht einen Bruch mit den individualistischen, auf eine angebliche menschliche (Gewalt-)Natur bezogenen Denkmodellen der traditionellen Mediengewaltforschung. Aufgezeigt werden die Zusammenhänge zwischen gesellschaftlichen Gewalt- und Machtstrukturen, den populären Gewalterzählungen des Fernsehens und ihrer Rezeption.Die Autorin entwickelt ein neues theoretisches Konzept zur examine der Mediengewaltrezeption im gesellschaftlichen Kontext, das am Kommunikationsverständnis der Cultural experiences anknüpft. In einer umfassenden qualitativen Rezeptionsstudie auf foundation von Gruppendiskussionen mit 127 Erwachsenen wird die Theorie empirisch fundiert: Anhand geschlechts-gebunden konstruierter Krimigewaltszenarien -und ihrer Aneignung wird gezeigt, wie Zuschauer und Zuschauerinnen ihren Positionierungen innerhalb der Gewalt- und Dominanzverhältnisse unserer Gesellschaft in der Rezeption Bedeutung verleihen.

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Beyond the Rising Sun: Nationalism in Contemporary Japan by Bruce Stronach

By Bruce Stronach

Japan's competitive fiscal improvement has led many americans to worry that it'll result in an both competitive nationalism akin to the pre-World warfare II interval. past the emerging solar demonstrates that such fears are unfounded. even though cultural nationalism is powerful, Japan this day is a good and peaceable democracy. execs, teachers, executive officers, company humans, and most of the people will locate this problem to many present perspectives approximately jap politics, humans, and U.S.-Japanese relatives provocative.

There has lengthy been challenge that Japan's competitive monetary improvement should be a harbinger of an both competitive nationalism, resembling the darkish period top as much as international conflict II. The media has fueled just like a newly competitive Japan through the use of martial metaphors akin to Samurai capitalism that's invading American markets. in addition, the japanese also are portrayed as subservient individuals of a conformist society manipulated via political authority. although, a long-time resident in Japan and student on U.S.-Japanese kin argues that modern jap nationalism has no connection to its prewar embodiment and fears of an authoritarian and competitive Japan don't have any foundation in fact. Of the numerous alterations in Japan because the finish of the struggle, the main major has been the improvement of a deeply ingrained democratic political culture.

Although a powerful strength in Japan at the present time, nationalism is manifested by means of a powerful ethnic, cultural, and racial id and never through citizen id with the kingdom. via reading the large different types of nationalism in modern Japan and by means of explaining the function that they play in society and politics, teachers, execs, executive officers, enterprise humans, and most people will locate this research precious for realizing modern Japan. This brief textual content is designed additionally to be used in classes in eastern politics, modern jap society and tradition, and U.S.-Japanese relations.

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Evil and Human Agency: Understanding Collective Evildoing by Arne Johan Vetlesen

By Arne Johan Vetlesen

Arne Johan Vetlesen argues that to do evil is to deliberately inflict soreness on one other man or woman, opposed to his or her will, and reason severe and foreseeable damage. Vetlesen investigates why and in what kind of situations the sort of wish arises, and the way it's channeled, or exploited, into collective evildoing. He argues that such evildoing, pitting complete teams opposed to one another, springs from a mixture of personality, state of affairs, and social constitution. Vetlesen exhibits how heavily perpetrators, sufferers, and bystanders have interaction, and the way facets of human company are famous, denied, and projected through diversified brokers.

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Anthropologies of Class: Power, Practice and Inequality by James G. Carrier, Don Kalb

By James G. Carrier, Don Kalb

Emerging social, political and monetary inequality in lots of international locations, and emerging protest opposed to it, has obvious the recovery of the concept that of 'class' to a favourite position in modern anthropological debates. A well timed intervention in those discussions, this e-book explores the concept that of sophistication and its significance for knowing the foremost assets of that inequality and of people's makes an attempt to house it. hugely topical, it situates category in the context of the present financial main issue, integrating parts from this day into the dialogue of an previous schedule. utilizing circumstances from North and South the US, Western Europe and South Asia, it exhibits the — occasionally incredible — types that type can take, in addition to a few of the results it has on people's lives and societies.

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Folklore, Religion and the Songs of a Bengali Madman: A by Carola Lorea

By Carola Lorea

This e-book explores old and cultural features of contemporary and modern Bengal throughout the performance-centred learn of a selected repertoire: the songs of the saint-composer Bhaba Pagla (1902-1984), who's rather respected between Baul and Fakir singers. the writer exhibits how songs, if tested as 'sacred scriptures', symbolize multi-dimensional texts for the examine of South Asian religions. Revealing how prior experiences approximately Bauls reflect the background of folkloristics in Bengal, this ebook provides sacred songs as a worthy symbolic capital for a marginalized group of dislocated and unorthodox Hindus, who examine the perform of making a song in itself an essential component of the trail in the direction of self-realization.

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The Provoked Economy: Economic Reality and the Performative by Fabian Muniesa

By Fabian Muniesa

Do issues reminiscent of functionality signs, valuation formulation, client exams, inventory costs or monetary contracts characterize an exterior truth? Or do they relatively represent, in a performative style, what they refer to?

The Provoked financial system tackles this query from a pragmatist attitude, contemplating monetary fact as a forever provoked fact. It takes the reader via a sequence of various empirical websites – from public administrations to inventory exchanges, from funding banks to advertising amenities and enterprise colleges – to be able to discover what will be obvious from this kind of hard perspective. It demonstrates that descriptions of financial items do really produce monetary items and that the simulacrum of an fiscal act is certainly a sort of cognizance. It additionally indicates that scary monetary truth potential dealing with sensible exams within which what must be financial or now not is topic to elaboration and controversy.

This e-book opens paths for empirical research within the social sciences, but additionally for the philosophical renewal of the critique of monetary fact. it is going to be worthy for college kids and students in social idea, sociology, anthropology, philosophy and economics.

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