Seeing Hitler's Germany

Tourism in the Third Reich

Author: K. Semmens

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230505309

Category: History

Page: 263

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Seeing Hitler's Germany is the first fully researched, wide-ranging study of commercial tourism under the swastika. The book demonstrates how effectively the Nazi regime coordinated all German tourism organizations. At the same time, it emphasizes the apparent 'normality' of many everyday tourist experiences after 1933. These certainly helped some Germans and many foreign visitors to overlook the regime's brutality. However, tourism also celebrated the most racist, chauvinist aspects of the 'new Germany', which in turn became a normal part of being a tourist under Hitler. While violence and terror have continued to dominate many recent studies of the Third Reich, this book takes a different view. By investigating a range of 'normal' experiences - such as taking a tour, visiting a popular sightseeing attraction, reading a guidebook or sending a postcard - Seeing Hitler's Germany deepens our understanding of the popular legitimization of Nazi rule.

Classics of Semiotics

Author: Martin Krampen,Klaus Oehler,Roland Posner,Thomas A. Sebeok,Thure von Uexküll

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475797001

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

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This book is designed to usher the reader into the realm of semiotic studies. It analyzes the most important approaches to semiotics as they have developed over the last hundred years out of philosophy, linguistics, psychology, and biology. As a science of sign processes, semiotics investigates all types of com munication and information exchange among human beings, animals, plants, internal systems of organisms, and machines. Thus it encompasses most of the subject areas of the arts and the social sciences, as well as those of biology and medicine. Semiotic inquiry into the conditions, functions, and structures of sign processes is older than anyone scientific discipline. As a result, it is able to make the underlying unity of these disciplines apparent once again without impairing their function as specializations. Semiotics is, above all, research into the theoretical foundations of sign oriented disciplines: that is, it is General Semiotics. Under the name of Zei chenlehre, it has been pursued in the German-speaking countries since the age of the Enlightenment. During the nineteenth century, the systematic inquiry into the functioning of signs was superseded by historical investigations into the origins of signs. This opposition was overcome in the first half of the twentieth century by American Semiotic as well as by various directions of European structuralism working in the tradition of Semiology. Present-day General Semiot ics builds on all these developments.

Comparative Studies in History of Religions

Their Aim, Scope, and Validity

Author: Erik Reenberg Sand,Jørgen Podemann Sørensen

Publisher: Museum Tusculanum Press

ISBN: 9788772895338

Category: Philosophy

Page: 155

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This Symposium volume discusses comparative perspectives as constituents of History of Religion as an academic discipline and the validity of comparative studies in the field of religion. The papers deal with the origin of comparative studies in European scholarship, with the methods and the role of the phenomenology of religion, with comparative Indo-European mythology, and, on the whole, address a wide range of comparative issues.

One Discipline, Four Ways

British, German, French, and American Anthropology

Author: Fredrik Barth,Andre Gingrich,Robert Parkin,Sydel Silverman

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226038278

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

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One Discipline, Four Ways offers the first book-length introduction to the history of each of the four major traditions in anthropology—British, German, French, and American. The result of lectures given by distinguished anthropologists Fredrik Barth, Andre Gingrich, Robert Parkin, and Sydel Silverman to mark the foundation of the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, this volume not only traces the development of each tradition but considers their impact on one another and assesses their future potentials. Moving from E. B. Taylor all the way through the development of modern fieldwork, Barth reveals the repressive tendencies that prevented Britain from developing a variety of anthropological practices until the late 1960s. Gingrich, meanwhile, articulates the development of German anthropology, paying particular attention to the Nazi period, of which surprisingly little analysis has been offered until now. Parkin then assesses the French tradition and, in particular, its separation of theory and ethnographic practice. Finally, Silverman traces the formative influence of Franz Boas, the expansion of the discipline after World War II, and the "fault lines" and promises of contemporary anthropology in the United States.

Leviathan

Author: Thomas Hobbes

Publisher: First Avenue Editions

ISBN: 154151842X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 708

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During the upheaval of the English Civil War in the seventeenth century, political philosopher Thomas Hobbes composed his masterwork, Leviathan. It was first published in 1651, between the trial and execution of King Charles I and the creation of the Commonwealth of England under Oliver Cromwell. In his book, Hobbes argued that a strong and undivided central government was necessary to maintain societal order. By accepting the rule of a sovereign authority figure—which Hobbes called the "Leviathan" after the biblical sea monster—humans could avoid being ruled instead by self-interest and fear, and so escape humankind's natural state of war and violence. This is an unabridged version of Hobbes's most famous philosophical text, which established social contract theory and remained influential in political philosophy for centuries.

Shakespeare as German Author

Reception, Translation Theory, and Cultural Transfer

Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004361596

Category: Drama

Page: 260

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Shakespeare as German Author explores in particular the Bard’s reception in Germany 1760-1830 that witnessed the birth of modern German aesthetics and literary production. The volume highlights the connection between Shakespeare’s mind (“Geist Shakespeares”) and the German mind (“deutscher Geist”).

Anthropologie in theologischer Perspektive

Author: Wolfhart Pannenberg

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3525580231

Category: Social Science

Page: 540

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English summary: Pannenberg is of the opinion that life is inevitably religiously defined. This assumption provides a basis for his description of the human identity. In this context Pannenberg also considers comprehensive topics of cultural anthropology. German description: Diese erste umfassende Anthropologie seit den bedeutenden Darstellungen von Scheler, Plessner, Gehlen und Roth geht von der Beobachtung aus, dass menschliches Leben unentrinnbar religios bestimmt ist, und ordnet von daher eine Fulle wissenschaftlicher Einzelbeobachtungen zu einem klaren und herausfordernden Gesamtentwurf. Ausgehend vom Widerspruch zwischen Weltoffenheit und Ichzentriertheit des Menschen wird die Frage nach seiner Identitat verfolgt. Wolfhart Pannenberg behandelt dabei nicht nur die Probleme der personlichen Identitatsbildung in Selbstbewusstsein, Affektivitat und Gewissen, sondern wendet sich auch den ubergreifenden kulturanthropologischen Themen wie Spiel und Sprache, Institutionenbildung und Geschichtlichkeit zu. V&R macht diesen Klassiker wieder verfugbar.

The Theory of Capitalism in the German Economic Tradition

Historism, Ordo-Liberalism, Critical Theory, Solidarism

Author: Peter Koslowski

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3662040840

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 575

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The theory of capitalism and of the economic order is the central topic of the German economic tradition in the 20th century. Capitalism has not only been the topic for Marxist economics and for the Frankfurt School but also for the Historical School and for the postmarxist theory of capitalism in Ordo- and Neo-Liberalism as well as in Solidarism. The question of the foundations of the economic order of the market economy and of capitalism as well as the problem whether a third path between capitalism and social ism is possible occupied this tradition from the Historical School to Ordo Liberalism and the theory of the social market economy. The theory of capitalism and of the social market economy as well as the critique and reform developed in this theoretical tradition is important for the theory of economic systems as well as for today's problems of the eco nomic order. Its relevance for the present world economy is visible in the discussions whether there exist different models of capitalism and whether they can be described as the Anglo-American and as the Rhenish model of capitalism influenced by the thought of the German economic tradition. Michel Albert, the author of this classification, gave the key-word in his book Capitalism against Capitalism. The papers of this book can help to clarify this debate by giving a first hand introduction to some of the main economic thinkers of capitalism.

The Semiotic Sphere

Author: Thomas A. Sebeok,Jean Umiker-Sebeok

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475702051

Category: Psychology

Page: 662

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Although semiotics has, in one guise or another, ftourished uninterruptedly since pre Socratic times in the West, and important semiotic themes have emerged and devel oped independently in both the Brahmanie and Buddhistic traditions, semiotics as an organized undertaking began to 100m only in the 1960s. Workshops materialized, with a perhaps surprising spontaneity, over much ofEurope-Eastern and Western and in North America. Thereafter, others quickly surfaced almost everywhere over the litera te globe. Different places strategically allied themselves with different lega eies, but all had a common thrust: to aim at a general theory of signs, by way of a description of different sign systems, their comparative analysis, and their classifi cation. More or less permanent confederations were forged with the most diverse academic disciplines, and amazingly varied frameworks were devised-suited to the needs of the times and the sites-to carry the work of consolidation forward. Bit by bit, mutually supportive international networks were put together. Today, it can truly be asserted that semiotics has become a global enterprise. This, of course, is far from saying that the map is uniform or even that world-wide homogeneity is in the least desirable. While our conjoint ultimate goal remains steadily in focus, the multiplicity of avenues available for its realization is inherent in the advent ure of the search itself.