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Autor: Antje Flüchter
ISBN-13: 9783319097398
Einband: Book
Seiten: 277
Gewicht: 445 g
Format: 236x154x17 mm
Sprache: Englisch

The Dynamics of Transculturality

Transcultural Research
Concepts and Institutions in Motion
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The purpose of this volume is to identify and analyze the mechanisms and processes through which concepts and institutions of transcultural phenomena gain and are given momentum. Applied to a range of cases, including examples drawn from ancient Greece and modern India, the early modern Portuguese presence in China and politics of elite-mass dynamics in the People's Republic of China, the book provides a template for the study of transcultural dynamics over time. Besides the epochal range, the papers in this volume illustrate the thematic diversity assembled under the umbrella of the Heidelberg Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context." Drawing from both the humanities and social sciences, stretching across several world areas and centuries, the book is an interdisciplinary work, aptly reflected in the collaboration of its editors: a historian and political scientist.
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Introduction.- Part I. Conceptual considerations.- Marxism, Modernity, and Revolution: The Asian Experience.- From Religious Contact to Scientific Comparison and back. Some Methodological Considerations on Comparative Perspectives in the Science of Religion.- Part II. Politics and flow.- Hippodamos and Phoenicia: On city Planning and Social Order in a Transcultural Context.- A Forgotten Landscape of the Form of Government.- Military Intelligence and Early Modern Warfare. The Dutch East India Company and China 1622-1624.- 'Cultural Citizenship' and Media Representation in India: Towards a Trans-Policy Approach.- The Era of Crowds: Gustave Le Bon, Crowd Psychology, and Conceptualising of Mass-Elite Relations in China.- Part III. Religion and flow.- The Goddess's New Clothes. Conceptualising an 'Eastern' Goddess for a 'Western' Audience.- Across Central Asia: Cultural Crossroads, Religious Interactions? The Monastery , H.2153 fol. 131v, Topkapi Sarayi Müzesi, Istanbul.- Importing and Exporting Gods? On the Flow of Deities between Egypt and its Neighboring Countries.

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Autor: Antje Flüchter
ISBN-13 :: 9783319097398
ISBN: 3319097393
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.12.2014
Verlag: Springer-Verlag GmbH
Gewicht: 445g
Seiten: 277
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 236x154x17 mm, 14 schwarz-weiße Abbildungen, Bibliographie