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Salo W. Baron was considered the greatest Jewish historian of the twentieth century. He laid the ground work for how Jews perceive themselves and are perceived by others. The present series publishes new perspectives in the research on the Jewish experience of both distinguished and aspiring scholars who continue Salo Baron’s work. Contributions to the series focus on the relationship of Jews and non-Jews and perceptions and understandings of Judaism, including but not limited to the history, culture, religion, and institutions of the Jewish people, as well as on their persecution.
Series Editor: Cornelia Wild
Die Reihe untersucht die Menge von der Antike über die Moderne bis in die Gegenwart als Dispositiv, d.h. als eine heterogene Gesamtheit von Redeweisen, Körpern, Machttechniken, Affekten, Metaphern, Zeichenprozessen und kulturellen Praktiken in drei ineinandergreifenden Feldern: (1) Begriffsgeschichte und Semantik: Die begriffsgeschichtlich komplexe Figur der Menge wird auf unterschiedlichen Diskursebenen und in Hinblick auf die verschiedenen benachbarten Begriffe wie Masse, Schwarm, Pöbel untersucht. (2) Geschlechterdiskurs und Epistemologie: Die Menge impliziert Geschlechterfragen, die durch Frauenkörper, Mädchenschwärme, Nymphen, Musen usw. das Verhältnis von Geschlecht und Menge problematisieren. (3) Repräsentation und Ästhetik: In den verschiedenen Diskursen von Philosophie, Literatur und Ästhetik geht es um das Verhältnis von Individuum und Kollektiv, Öffentlichkeit und Innerlichkeit, von Besitzenden und Besitzlosen und somit Fragen der Repräsentation.

The series examines the crowd from antiquity through modernity to the present as a dispositive, i.e. as a heterogeneous totality of ways of speaking, bodies, power techniques, affects, metaphors, sign processes and cultural practices in three interlocking fields: (1) Conceptual history and semantics: the conceptually complex figure of the crowd is examined at different levels of discourse and with regard to the various neighbouring terms such as mass, swarm, rabble. (2) Gender discourse and epistemology: The crowd implies gender issues that problematise the relationship between gender and crowd through women's bodies, swarms of girls, nymphs, muses, etc. (3) Representation and aesthetics: The various discourses of philosophy, literature and aesthetics are concerned with the relationship between the individual and the collective, the public and the inward, the haves and the have-nots, and thus questions of representation.
In Western ecumenical research, the perception of Orthodox theology still suffers from the stereotype of representing a solidified traditionalism. In contrast, Orthodox theology is dominated by the clichéd notion of Western Christianity as modernism contrary to tradition. This overlooks the many interesting and novel research approaches. On the one hand, these are developed at orthodox institutions worldwide in response to modern scientific questions, and on the other hand they reveal the continuity of the Christian heritage in change in Protestant and Catholic drafts. The series aims to provide a forum for these research approaches and thus enrich the ecumenical discussion with contributions that have been written from a culturally and religiously different background. The series focuses on monographs, but is also open to inter- and transdisciplinary scholarly anthologies. It accepts contributions in German, English and French. All manuscripts are peer-reviewed.