By Zeynep Türkyilmaz. Entering my usual keywords randomly to see what is out there in my areas of interest, I came across a diary of a Turkish soldier kept during the year 1938.
The author looks at the relationship between two famous early sociological community studies, „Middletown“ and „Marienthal.“ The latter became Paul Lazarsfeld’s „ticket out of Europe just as the continent was descending into fascism.“
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The author discusses the source value of U.S. immigrant newspapers. If there are many reasons to approach them with caution, they can still help scholars learn „what migrants knew and wanted their fellow migrants to know…“
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“The Ideological Deportation of Foreigners and ‘Local Subjects of Foreign Extraction’ in Interwar Egypt” – Interview with Rim Naguib
Rim Naguib’s article, “The Ideological Deportation of Foreigners and ‘Local Subjects of Foreign Extraction’ in Interwar Egypt”, was published by the Arab Studies Journal this fall. In this interview, Rim discusses her research interests, her recent article, and the complex relationships between colonial legacies and processes of national independence in (interwar) Egypt.
W. F. Whyte’s ‚Street Corner Society‘ became a popular text for sociology students, but specialists in Italian American studies never warmed to it. Donna Gabaccio explains why with „a hidden history of gender and ethnic dynamics“ in the academy.
From Hoyerswerda to Welcome Culture: Asylum and Integration Policy in the Federal Republic of Germany
Annette Lützel explains the FRG’s very different responses to the large numbers of refugees who came in the early 1990s and in 2015. Citing recent employment and job-training numbers, she sees an ongoing positive trend.
In October 2020, the five-year research project “Refugees and Revolution in the Atlantic World (1770s–1820s)” started. The project will undertake a systematic exploration of the period as an age of…
„Migration“ is not a stable, preexisting category but rather a product of societal processes that shape what the term comprises. We must take these entanglements with the past into account in our present-day research.
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In October 2020, the five-year research project “Lebanon’s Art World at Home and Abroad: Trajectories of artists and artworks in/from Lebanon since 1943” will begin. The project will investigate the…
It is in the eighteenth century that Russian political language was born. The digital project “The Corpus of Russian Translations of Social and Political Works of the Eighteenth Century” coordinated…
A Berlin-based group works with refugee girls, who make films as a way to narrate their life experiences. The idea is to help the girls form and mobilize knowledge repertoires for their self-empowerment, although the process is by no means linear.
A researcher from Scotland, by way of Germany, examines a key text offered to international scholars at UC Berkeley during their initial orientation session there.
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Abdalhadi Alijla, Post-doctoral fellow at the Orient Institute in Beirut, recently published an article on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Middle East. The region was hit hard…
By Jennifer Evans and Swen Steinberg | “We are all in this together” is not simply the solidarity slogan of our new reality in times of Covid-19. In May 2020, it became a starting point for a group of scholars teaching at North American universities
Young Refugees and Knowledge in New York during World War II: The Example of Babette Deutsch’s ‘The Welcome’
A book for children about young refugees in New York was rooted in real experiences. Its author’s eye for children’s agency can help us to understand refugee children as go-betweens in wartime New York.
The „Qur’an school problem“ in West Germany in the 1970s and early 1980s was in many ways a product of the migrant experts who bemoaned it, the teachers on loan from Turkey.
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Protestant missionary schools affected the construction of „indigenous knowledge“ in complex ways, including through their role in the emergence of local go-betweens, who carried this knowledge into colonial contexts.
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