The Dynamics of Transculturality

Concepts and Institutions in Motion
Author: Antje Flüchter,Jivanta Schöttli
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319097407
Category: Social Science
Page: 277
View: 8208
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.

Buddhism and the Dynamics of Transculturality

New Approaches
Author: Birgit Kellner
Publisher: de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110411539
Category: Religion
Page: 400
View: 1358
For over 2500 years, Buddhism was implicated in processes of cultural interaction that in turn shaped Buddhist doctrines, practices and institutions. While the cultural plurality of Buddhism has often been remarked upon, the transcultural processes that constitute this plurality, and their long-term effects, have scarcely been studied as a topic in their own right. The contributions to this volume present detailed case studies ranging across different time periods, regions and disciplines, and they address methodological challenges as well as theoretical problems. In addition to casting a spotlight on topics as diverse as the role of trade contacts in the early spread of Buddhism, the hybrid nature of religious practices in Japan or Indo-Tibetan relations in Tibetan polemical literature, the individual papers jointly raise the question as to whether there might be something distinct about how Buddhism steers and influences forms of cultural exchange, and is in turn shaped by modalities of cultural interaction throughout Asian, as well as global, history. The volume is intended to demonstrate the need for investigating transcultural dynamics more closely in the study of Buddhism, and to suggest new avenues for Buddhist Studies.

Engaging Transculturality

Concepts, Key Terms, Case Studies
Author: Laila Abu-Er-Rub,Christiane Brosius,Sebastian Meurer,Diamantis Panagiotopoulos,Susan Richter
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429771843
Category: History
Page: 432
View: 4729
Engaging Transculturality is an extensive and comprehensive survey of the rapidly developing field of transcultural studies. In this volume, the reflections of a large and interdisciplinary array of scholars have been brought together to provide an extensive source of regional and trans-regional competencies, and a systematic and critical discussion of the field’s central methodological concepts and terms. Based on a wide range of case studies, the book is divided into twenty-seven chapters across which cultural, social, and political issues relating to transculturality from Antiquity to today and within both Asian and European regions are explored. Key terms related to the field of transculturality are also discussed within each chapter, and the rich variety of approaches provided by the contributing authors offer the reader an expansive look into the field of transculturality. Offering a wealth of expertise, and equipped with a selection of illustrations, this book will be of interest to scholars and students from a variety of fields within the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Transcultural Caring Dynamics in Nursing and Health Care

Author: Marilyn A Ray
Publisher: F.A. Davis
ISBN: 0803644701
Category: Medical
Page: 471
View: 1324
How do you perceive your cultural identity? All of us are shaped by the cultures we interact with and the cultural backgrounds and ethnicities that are part of our heritage. Take a dynamic approach to the study of culture and health care relationships. Dr. Marilyn A. Ray shows us how cultures influence one another through inter-cultural relationships, technology, globalization, and mass communication, and how these influences directly shape our cultural identities in today’s world. She integrates theory, practice, and evidence of transcultural caring to show you how to apply transcultural awareness to your clinical decision making. Go beyond common stereotypes using a framework that can positively impact the nurse-patient relationship and the decision-making process. You’ll learn how to deliver culturally competent care through the selection and application of transcultural assessment, planning and negotiation tools for interventions.

Frontiers of transculturality in contemporary aesthetics

proceedings volume of the Intercontinental conference, University of Bologna, Italy, October 2000
Author: Grazia Marchianò,Raffaele Milani
Publisher: N.A
Category: Philosophy
Page: 524
View: 6335

Memory Unbound

Tracing the Dynamics of Memory Studies
Author: Lucy Bond,Stef Craps,Pieter Vermeulen
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 1785333011
Category: History
Page: 302
View: 3604
Though still a relatively young field, memory studies has undergone significant transformations since it first coalesced as an area of inquiry. Increasingly, scholars understand memory to be a fluid, dynamic, unbound phenomenon—a process rather than a reified object. Embodying just such an elastic approach, this state-of-the-field collection systematically explores the transcultural, transgenerational, transmedial, and transdisciplinary dimensions of memory—four key dynamics that have sometimes been studied in isolation but never in such an integrated manner. Memory Unbound places leading researchers in conversation with emerging voices in the field to recast our understanding of memory’s distinctive variability.

The Challenge of Transcultural Diversities

Transversal Study on the Theme of Cultural Policy and Cultural Diversity : Final Report
Author: Kevin Robins
Publisher: Council of Europe
ISBN: 9287159688
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 167
View: 9454
Globalisation trends have increased the transnational flows of cultural goods, media products and information, as well as human transnational migration. This publication considers how these developments are leading to greater and more complex patterns of diversity which are transnational and transcultural in nature, functioning across national frontiers and therefore creating new challenges for national policy frameworks, as well as for the role of the Council of Europe in this new transnational policy landscape.

Eine Einführung ins interkulturelle und transkulturelle Management

Introduction to inter- and transcultural management
Author: Gebhard Deissler
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3656055432
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 217
View: 2153
Fachbuch aus dem Jahr 2011 im Fachbereich BWL - Unternehmensführung, Management, Organisation, , Veranstaltung: Interkulturelles Management, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Die Integration der kompelementären interkulturen/transkulturellen Kulturerkenntnis sind ein wissenschaftlich fundierter Ansatz für das Management der kulturellen Belange unseres Zeitalters im globalen Business ebenso wie in der Geopolitik und anderen Subsystemen des Planeten.

Frames of Memory after 9/11

Culture, Criticism, Politics, and Law
Author: L. Bond
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137440104
Category: History
Page: 218
View: 703
This book examines the commemoration of 9/11 in American memorial culture. It argues that the emergence of counter-memories of September 11 has been compromised by the dominance of certain narrative paradigms – or, frames of memory – that have mediated the representation of the attacks across cultural, critical, political, and juridical discourses.

Dancehall und Homophobie

Postkoloniale Perspektiven auf die Geschichte und Kultur Jamaikas
Author: Patrick Helber
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839431093
Category: Social Science
Page: 304
View: 8763
Erstmalig wird in diesem Buch die mediale Kontroverse um Dancehall-Musik und Homophobie im Jahr 2004 analysiert und in den historischen, politischen und kulturellen Kontext des postkolonialen jamaikanischen Staates eingeordnet. Ein umfangreicher Querschnitt durch die Geschichte der Insel beleuchtet die vielfältigen Widerstandskulturen von den Maroons und den Rastafari bis zu den »Gangstern« der zeitgenössischen Dancehall-Musik. Patrick Helber betont die Präsenz und politische Arbeit von sexuellen Minderheiten auf Jamaika und veranschaulicht, inwiefern bei internationalen Kampagnen gegen Homophobie im globalen Süden neokoloniale Machtkonstellationen und Alterisierungsprozesse eine Rolle spielen.

Transcultural Cities

Border-Crossing and Placemaking
Author: Jeffrey Hou
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135122040
Category: Architecture
Page: 336
View: 2165
Transcultural Cities uses a framework of transcultural placemaking, cross-disciplinary inquiry and transnational focus to examine a collection of case studies around the world, presented by a multidisciplinary group of scholars and activists in architecture, urban planning, urban studies, art, environmental psychology, geography, political science, and social work. The book addresses the intercultural exchanges as well as the cultural trans-formation that takes place in urban spaces. In doing so, it views cultures not in isolation from each other in today’s diverse urban environments, but as mutually influenced, constituted and transformed. In cities and regions around the globe, migrations of people have continued to shape the makeup and making of neighborhoods, districts, and communities. For instance, in North America, new immigrants have revitalized many of the decaying urban landscapes, creating renewed cultural ambiance and economic networks that transcend borders. In Richmond, BC Canada, an Asian night market has become a major cultural event that draws visitors throughout the region and across the US and Canadian border. Across the Pacific, foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong transform the deserted office district in Central on weekends into a carnivalesque site. While contributing to the multicultural vibes in cities, migration and movements have also resulted in tensions, competition, and clashes of cultures between different ethnic communities, old-timers, newcomers, employees and employers, individuals and institutions. In Transcultural Cities Jeffrey Hou and a cross-disciplinary team of authors argue for a more critical and open approach that sees today’s cities, urban places, and placemaking as vehicles for cross-cultural understanding.

Transcultural Montage

Author: Christian Suhr,Rane Willerslev
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 0857459651
Category: Social Science
Page: 300
View: 5017
The disruptive power of montage has often been regarded as a threat to scholarly representations of the social world. This volume asserts the opposite: that the destabilization of commonsense perception is the very precondition for transcending social and cultural categories. The contributors—anthropologists, filmmakers, photographers, and curators—explore the use of montage as a heuristic tool for comparative analysis in anthropological writing, film, and exhibition making. Exploring phenomena such as human perception, memory, visuality, ritual, time, and globalization, they apply montage to restructure our basic understanding of social reality. Furthermore, as George E. Marcus suggests in the afterword, the power of montage that this volume exposes lies in its ability to open the very “combustion chamber” of social theory by juxtaposing one’s claims to knowledge with the path undertaken to arrive at those claims.

Transcultural Blended Learning and Teaching in Postsecondary Education

Author: Jean Francois, Emmanuel
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466620153
Category: Education
Page: 432
View: 5728
Schedule constraints and other complicating factors can make face-to-face educational methods inadequate to the needs of learners. Thus, blended learning has emerged as a compromise that reconciles the need for high-tech and high-touch learning and teaching interactions. Transcultural Blended Learning and Teaching in Postsecondary Education educates readers across nations and cultures and strengthens their understanding of theories, models, research, applications, best practices, and emerging issues related to blended learning and teaching through a holistic and transcultural perspective. This research volume serves as a valued resource for faculty, administrators, and leaders in postsecondary institutions to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate blended learning programs and courses. It also provides researchers with the latest research in transcultural blended learning and teaching theories, findings, best practices, and emerging trends.

Transcultural Psychiatry

Author: A. V. S. de Reuck,Ruth Porter
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470716967
Category: Medical
Page: 336
View: 2225
The Novartis Foundation Series is a popular collection of the proceedings from Novartis Foundation Symposia, in which groups of leading scientists from a range of topics across biology, chemistry and medicine assembled to present papers and discuss results. The Novartis Foundation, originally known as the Ciba Foundation, is well known to scientists and clinicians around the world.

The Handbook Of Transcultural Counselling And Psychotherapy

Author: Lago, Colin
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335238491
Category: Psychology
Page: 352
View: 3781
This fascinating book examines recent critical thinking and research findings in the field of transcultural counselling and psychotherapy.

Art/histories in Transcultural Dynamics

Narratives, Concepts, and Practices at Work, 20th and 21st Centuries
Author: Pauline Bachmann,Melanie Klein,Tomoko Mamine,Georg Vasold
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783770559398
Category: Art
Page: 337
View: 7310
Ð15∫ðBased on the papers presented at an international conference at the Freie Universit∞Þt Berlin in 2013, the publication focuses on problems and challenges of art history's epistemic frameworks. Following four guiding themes - narrations, venues, concepts and practice - the contributions address the aspect of mobility of aesthetic objects and their contextualisation from different analytical perspectives. The essays examine complex processes of transcultural negotiations that are set in motion by 'travelling' objects, artists, ideas and institutions in order to trace and analyse historical conditions that generated specific frameworks with their respective art historical narratives and artistic production.

Diesseits, Jenseits und Dazwischen?

Die Transformation und Konstruktion von Sterben, Tod und Postmortalität
Author: Gregor Ahn,Nadja Miczek,Katja Rakow
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839416388
Category: Religion
Page: 266
View: 9566
Menschen sterben. Der Tod gilt als großer Gleichmacher. Doch der Umgang der Menschen mit Sterben, Tod und Trauer ist so unterschiedlich und vielseitig, wie es kulturelle und religiöse Konstellationen gibt. Die Autorinnen und Autoren dieses Bandes richten gezielt den Fokus auf diese hohe Variabilität sozialer Konstruktionen von Tod und Postmortalität und die damit diskursiv verflochtenen anthropologischen Grundannahmen. Das Themenspektrum reicht von Beispielen zur neueren europäischen und japanischen Religionsgeschichte bis zu Analysen der Konstruktion von Tod und Postmortalität in Literatur, TV-Serien und Computerspielen.

Transitions: Race, Culture, and the Dynamics of Change

Author: Hanna Wallinger
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 9783825895310
Category: Social Science
Page: 264
View: 8569
This book is about transitions, the manifold and dynamic process of change and exchange, variety and variation, difference and diversity, migration and globalisation. Contributions emphasize issues of race and ethnicity in the American cultural context, look at class-based, gender-oriented, religious, political, historical, social, and cultural negotiations, and question the meaningfulness of distinctions and boundaries in today's fast-changing world. Contributions include analyses of historical changes from Brown vs. Board of Education to 9/11, examinations of cultural transitions from regional identity to migratory artists, as well as explorations of literary adaptations ranging from Affrilachian poetry to cyberspace narrativity.


epistemology, ethics, and politics
Author: Hans-Jörg Sandkühler
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Inc
Category: Education
Page: 206
View: 783
The concept of transculturality no longer assumes that cultures are homogenous unities with stable borders. Borders are no longer given, be it through nation, ethnicity, religion or tradition, or homogenous subject-identities etc. Rather, they emerge and change through the dynamics and complexity of flexibly co-existing networks between persons. To this degree, cultures are agendas, within which one thinks and according to which one wants to act in solidarity with others, because more than one person is convinced of its worth for the shaping of life. This is the context, within which Korean and German philosophers, social scientists and cultural scientists together and in an atmosphere of openness and learning pursue their interests in philosophical questions about human existence, about understanding and knowledge and in problems of society, law, democracy and state. There are topics to be discussed these days - not in isolation from one another, but transculturally - which are topics of thatone world: universal and local discourses on culture, transculturality and cultural differences in the age of globalization, the role of religions within cultures, the possibility of transcultural communication, public rationality, transcultural justice and the universality of human rights.

Difference and Community

Canadian and European Cultural Perspectives
Author: Peter Easingwood,Konrad Gross,Lynette Hunter
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9789042000506
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 267
View: 6476
This volume brings together essays which suggest that the relationship between Canada and Europe is a two-way process, as historically the traffic between them has been: either may have something to offer the other. Europe too acknowledges situations today in which difference and community are hard terms to reconcile. Difference refers to gender, sexuality, race, nationality, or language. Community is the collective understanding which must continually be renegotiated and reconstructed among these factors. The Canadian-European connection is one in which it seems especially appropriate to explore such circumstances. The topics covered include pioneer women's writing, transcultural women's fiction, canonical taxonomy of the contemporary novel, the city poem in Confederate Canada, poetry of the Great War, various ethno-cultural perspectives (Jewish, South Asian, Italian; Native reappropriations; Quebec cinema), literature and the media, and small-press publishing. Some of the authors treated: Sandra Birdsell, Nicole Brossard, Jack Hodgins, Henry Kreisel, Robert Kroetsch, Janice Kulyk Keefer, Archibald Lampman, Malcolm Lowry, Lesley Lum, Daphne Marlatt, Susanna Moodie, Bharati Mukherjee, Alice Munro, Frank Paci, and Susan Swan.