The City in the Muslim World

Depictions by Western Travel Writers

Author: Mohammad Gharipour,Nilay Ozlu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317548221

Category: History

Page: 312

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Presenting a critical, yet innovative, perspective on the cultural interactions between the "East" and the "West", this book questions the role of travel in the production of knowledge and in the construction of the idea of the "Islamic city". This volume brings together authors from various disciplines, questioning the role of Western travel writing in the production of knowledge about the East, particularly focusing on the cities of the Muslim world. Instead of concentrating on a specific era, chapters span the Medieval and Modern eras in order to present the transformation of both the idea of the "Islamic city" and also the act of traveling and travel writing. Missions to the East, whether initiated by military, religious, economic, scientific, diplomatic or touristic purposes, resulted in a continuous construction, de-construction and re-construction of the "self" and the "other". Including travel accounts, which depicted cities, extending from Europe to Asia and from Africa to Arabia, chapters epitomize the construction of the "Orient" via textual or visual representations. By examining various tools of representation such as drawings, paintings, cartography, and photography in depicting the urban landscape in constant flux, the book emphasizes the role of the mobile individual in defining city space and producing urban culture. Scrutinising the role of travellers in producing the image of the world we know today, this book is recommended for researchers, scholars and students of Middle Eastern Studies, Cultural Studies, Architecture and Urbanism.

Nach Moskau und zurück

Die Reiseschriften von Ethel Snowden, Sylvia Pankhurst und Clare Sheridan über das postrevolutionäre Russland im Jahr 1920

Author: Nadine Menzel

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3412501107

Category: Travel

Page: 357

View: 2706

Im Jahr 1920 nahmen drei britische Frauen, die Sozialistin Ethel Snowden, die Frauenrechtlerin Sylvia Pankhurst und die Künstlerin und Cousine des britischen Kriegsministers Winston Churchill Clare Sheridan, unabhängig voneinander und mit unterschiedlichen Reisemotivationen ausgestattet die abenteuerliche Reise in das postrevolutionäre Russland auf sich. Die auf den Reiseerfahrungen basierenden Schriften stellen nicht nur eindrückliche Augenzeugenberichte dar, sondern eröffnen die Frage nach dem Zusammenspiel von Inhalt und Form in der Re-Kreation von Fremde. Die Untersuchung widmet sich mithin der Analyse der entworfenen „Russlandbilder“ und nimmt u.a. auch die poetologisch gegebenen Möglichkeiten und Grenzen der jeweiligen Reiseliteraturgattung in den Blick.

Stolen Honor

Stigmatizing Muslim Men in Berlin

Author: Katherine Pratt Ewing

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804779722

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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The covered Muslim woman is a common spectacle in Western media—a victim of male brutality, the oppressed and suffering wife or daughter. And the resulting negative stereotypes of Muslim men, stereotypes reinforced by the post-9/11 climate in which he is seen as a potential terrorist, have become so prominent that they influence and shape public policy, citizenship legislation, and the course of elections across Europe and throughout the Western world. In this book, Katherine Pratt Ewing asks why and how these stereotypes—what she terms "stigmatized masculinity"—largely go unrecognized, and examines how Muslim men manage their masculine identities in the face of such discrimination. The author focuses her analysis and develops an ethnographic portrait of the Turkish Muslim immigrant community in Germany, a population increasingly framed in the media and public discourse as in crisis because of a perceived refusal of Muslim men to assimilate. Interrogating this sense of crisis, Ewing examines a series of controversies—including honor killings, headscarf debates, and Muslim stereotypes in cinema and the media—to reveal how the Muslim man is ultimately depicted as the "abjected other" in German society.

America's Black Sea Fleet

The U.S. Navy Amidst War and Revolution, 1919 1923

Author: Robert Shenk

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 1612513026

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 2267

In a high-tempo series of operations throughout the Black Sea, Aegean Sea and eastern Mediterranean, a small American fleet of destroyers and other naval vessels responded ably to several major international crises including the last days of the Russian Revolution and the 1920-1922 Turkish Nationalist Revolution. Officers and men of the navy's "four-piper" destroyers began by investigating circumstances on the ground in mainland Turkey right after World War I, and by transporting American relief teams to ports throughout Turkey and Southern Russia to aid the tens of thousands of orphans and refugees who had survived the wartime Armenian genocide. Then the destroyers assisted in the final evacuation of 150,000 White Russians from the Crimea to Constantinople (one of the final acts of the Russian Revolution); coordinated the visits of the Hoover grain ships to ports in Southern Russia where millions were enduring a horrendous famine; witnessed and reported on the terrible dolorosa of the Greeks of the Pontus regious of Turkey; and, in September of 1922, conducted the evacuation of hundreds of thousands of Greek and Armenian refugees from burning Smyrna. This latter event was the cataclysmic conclusion of the Turkish Nationalist Revolutino, which had begun in early 1920. After Smyrna, the destroyers escorted Greek steamers in their rescue of ethnic Christian civilians being expelled from all the ports of Anatolian Turkey. As the conclusion of a long war between Nationalist Turks and an invading Hellenic Greek army, these people were being forced out of their ancestral homes by the Turks. Sometimes American destroyers carried hundreds of such refugees to friendly ports on their own weather decks. Upon the burning of Smyrna of September of 1922, Admiral Mark Bristol's small fleet had grown to some 26 naval vessels, most of them destroyers, although some cruisers, naval repair vessels and supply ships also came, and the battleships Arizona and Utah also appeared briefly. It was during 1922 that the destroyer BAinbridge rescued 482 of 495 men, women and children from the burning French transport Vinh Long in teh Sea of Marmora. The destroyer accomplished this by the expedient of ramming the large French ship so the exploding ammunition could not continue to force the vessels apart. For this action, Lieut.Commander W. Atlee Edwards was awarded the Medal of Honor by America, and the Legion of Honor by France. Over four years, Admiral Bristol maintained a strong grip on American naval and diplomatic affairs throughout the region. Headquartered at the American Embassy at Constantinople, Bristol also worked to further American business interests in Turkey, and tended to favor Turks over Greeks and Armenians in the process. Many Americans were convinced that Bristol was biased on behalf of the Turks, and a couple of navy captains risked their careers by speaking out about impending Turkish massacres that Bristol wanted to hush up.

Kaleidoscope of Recipes 15 Thanksgiving Recipes and More

Author: Kalei Rea

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1329685601

Category: Cooking

Page: N.A

View: 1509

This book is a compilation of 15 of the Thanksgiving recipes that have been used by our family for decades. Many of these recipes can be used for other holidays and celebrations, as well. We have added a bonus section of recipes for the well-known Thanksgiving leftovers to help keep your family happy for days afterwards. Contains full color images detailing many of the delicious recipes!

The kaleidoscope

Author: David Brewster (sir.)

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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The Kaleidoscope

Its History, Theory and Construction : with Its Application to the Fine and Useful Arts

Author: Sir David Brewster

Publisher: N.A


Category: Kaleidoscopes

Page: 189

View: 8460

The Invention of the Kaleidoscope

Author: Paisley Rekdal

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN: 0822990830

Category: Poetry

Page: 88

View: 4233

The Invention of the Kaleidoscope is a book of poetic elegies that discuss failures: failures of love, both sexual and spiritual; failures of the body; failures of science, art and technology; failures of nature, imagination, memory and, most importantly, the failures inherent to elegiac narratives and our formal attempt to memoralize the lost. But the book also explores the necessity of such narratives, as well as the creative possibilities implicit within the “failed elegy,” all while examining the various ways that self-destruction can turn into self-preservation.

The New American Cyclopaedia

A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge

Author: George RIPLEY

Publisher: N.A


Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

View: 1408

Secularism and Religion-Making

Author: Markus Dressler,Arvind Mandair

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199911290

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 5483

This book conceives of "religion-making" broadly as the multiple ways in which social and cultural phenomena are configured and reconfigured within the matrix of a world-religion discourse that is historically and semantically rooted in particular Western and predominantly Christian experiences, knowledges, and institutions. It investigates how religion is universalized and certain ideas, social formations, and practices rendered "religious" are thus integrated in and subordinated to very particular - mostly liberal-secular - assumptions about the relationship between history, politics, and religion. The individual contributions, written by a new generation of scholars with decisively interdisciplinary approaches, examine the processes of translation and globalization of historically specific concepts and practices of religion - and its dialectical counterpart, the secular - into new contexts. This volume contributes to the relatively new field of thought that aspires to unravel the thoroughly intertwined relationships between religion and secularism as modern concepts.

The New American Cyclopaedia

A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

View: 5700

Turkey and the Politics of National Identity

Social, Economic and Cultural Transformation

Author: Shane Brennan,Marc Herzog

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 085773685X

Category: Political Science

Page: 344

View: 8389

In the first decade of the twenty-first century Turkey experienced an extraordinary set of transformations. In 2001, in the midst of financial difficulties, the country was under IMF stewardship, yet it has recently emerged as one of the fastest growing economies in the world. And on the international stage, Turkey has managed to enhance its position from being a backseat NATO member and outside candidate for EU membership to being an influential regional power, determining and developing its own individual foreign policy. Shane Brennan and Marc Herzog explore how these and other changes have shaped the way people in Turkey perceive themselves and how the country’s self-image shapes its actions. Through different approaches engaging with politics, economy, society, culture and history, they offer new perspectives on the transformation of national identity in this increasingly influential country in the Middle East.

Berlin in Focus

Cultural Transformations in Germany

Author: Barbara Becker-Cantarino

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275955076

Category: History

Page: 204

View: 4991

This collection of essays breaks new ground in looking at Berlin after the fall of the Wall as the city struggles to re-establish itself as the cultural and political capital of Germany. The essays offer insightful readings of the metropolis, its people and institutions, as a paradigm for modern Germany. They focus on important cultural developments and changes as they occurred especially, but not exclusively, in Berlin. Issues explored include women's role in the restructuring of higher education in Berlin, the impact of State Security at Humboldt University, problems of a growing immigrant population, and the innovative counter-culture ventures in the Prenzlauer Berg district. Other chapters address major cinematic responses to the city by reknowned filmmakers Wim Wenders, Walter Ruttman, and Helke Sander; and the representation of Berlin and the Berlin Wall in modern fiction. This volume makes an important contribution to the discourse on German identity.

The New American Cyclopædia

A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge

Author: George Ripley,Charles Anderson Dana

Publisher: N.A


Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

View: 3424

Panentheism Across the World's Traditions

Author: Loriliai Biernacki

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199989893

Category: Religion

Page: 218

View: 3725

Loriliai Biernacki and Philip Clayton offer a collection of groundbreaking new essays on panentheism. Not to be confused with pantheism—the ancient Greek notion that God is everywhere—panentheism suggests that God exists both in the world and beyond the confines of mere matter.

Turning the Kaleidoscope

Perspectives on European Jewry

Author: Sandra Lustig,Ian Leveson

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781845455354

Category: History

Page: 239

View: 6585

Far from being a blank space on the Jewish map, or a void in the Jewish cultural world, post-Shoah Europe is a place where Jewry has continued to develop, even though it is facing different challenges and opportunities than elsewhere. Living on a continent characterized by highly diverse patterns of culture, language, history, and relations to Jews, European Jewry mirrors that kaleidoscopic diversity. This volume explores such key questions as the new roles for Jews in Europe; models of Jewish community organization in Europe; concepts of diaspora and galut; a European-Jewish way of life in the era of globalization; and European Jews' relationship to Israel and to non-Jews. Some contributions highlight experiences of Jews in Britain, Sweden, Norway, Hungary, Austria, Germany, and the Netherlands. Helping us to understand the special and common characteristics of European Jewry, this collection offers a valuable contribution to the continued rebuilding of Jewish life in the postwar era.