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Re-Aktionen auf Flucht und Vertreibung in der Aufnahmegesellschaft der Bundesrepublik
Die Beiträge untersuchen Erinnerungsgeschichten von Integrationsbemühungen und Abgrenzungsverhalten der Aufnahmegesellschaften gegenüber Flüchtlingen und Vertriebenen in der Nachkriegszeit und frühen Bundesrepublik.
Die Integrationsverläufe der ‚Neubürger‘ waren von einer Vielzahl von Faktoren abhängig: Neben der Politik der jeweiligen Besatzungsmacht und der Frage, wie die Zwangsmigranten selbst mit ihrer schwierigen Situation umgingen, hing der Erfolg vor allem von der Haltung der Einheimischen gegenüber den Neuankömmlingen ab. Dabei waren beide Gruppen bei weitem nicht homogen. Verhaltensweisen der Aufnahmegesellschaften konnten sich lokal stark voneinander unterscheiden, wodurch der Prozess des Einlebens beschleunigt, verzögert oder behindert wurde.
Emotions- und Alltagsgeschichte polnischer 'Zivilarbeiter' in Berlin 1939-1945
Das Buch bietet eine Analyse der Lebenswelten polnischer Zwangsarbeiter in Berlin aus einer individuellen Perspektive. Ausschließlich anhand zeitgenössischer Ego-Dokumente beschreibt die Autorin weniger die Erlebnisse der Betroffenen, sondern vielmehr die Deutung und emotionale Wahrnehmung des Zwangsarbeiteralltags, der mindestens genauso heterogen war, wie ihre „Zwangswelten“.
Die Studie schreibt sich damit in die aktuellen europäischen Diskurse zum Zweiten Weltkrieg ein und mit ihrer Perspektive „von unten“ trägt sie zum Forschungsstand mit neuen Impulsen bei. In Zeiten, in denen es immer weniger Zeitzeugen gibt, können ihre zeitgenössischen Ego-Dokumente helfen, die historischen Vorgänge zu verstehen. In diesem Sinne bietet das vorliegende Buch eine intensive Annäherung an die Lebenswelten der Zwangsarbeiter. Denn die Heranziehung von justiziellen Personalakten aus der NS-Zeit sowie der Briefe und Tagebücher der Betroffenen ermöglichte es, die Gefühle und Handlungen aus ihrer Perspektive zu schildern.
Dorothy Fujita-Rony’s The Memorykeepers: Gendered Knowledges, Empires, and Indonesian American History examines the importance of women's memorykeeping for two Toba Batak women whose twentieth-century histories span Indonesia and the United States, H.L.Tobing and Minar T. Rony. This book addresses the meanings of family stories and artifacts within a gendered and interimperial context, and demonstrates how these knowledges can produce alternate cartographies of memory and belonging within the diaspora. It thus explores how women’s memorykeeping forges integrative possibility, not only physically across islands, oceans, and continents, but also temporally, across decades, empires, and generations. Thirty-five years in the making, The Memorykeepers is the first book on Indonesian Americans written within the fields of US history, American Studies, and Asian American Studies.
Governance and Promotion in John Winthrop’s New England (1630-1650)
Author: Agnès Delahaye
Settling the Good Land: Governance and Promotion in John Winthrop’s New England (1620-1650) is the first institutional history of the Massachusetts Bay Company, cornerstone of early modern English colonisation in North America. Agnès Delahaye analyses settlement as a form of colonial innovation, to reveal the political significance of early New England sources, above and beyond religion. John Winthrop was not just a Puritan, but a settler governor who wrote the history of the expansion of his company as a record of successful and enduring policy. Delahaye argues that settlement, as the action and the experience of appropriating the land, is key to understanding the role played by Winthrop’s writings in American historiography, before independence and in our times.
Exile is usually defined as the time one lives elsewhere, involuntarily separated from home. However, exile can also be conceptualized more broadly as a process already starting at home, while traveling into exile and/or before arriving in the place of exile. These are the early stages of exile. They include the sense of alienation at home for political, racist, religious, cultural or linguistic reasons, also for reasons of sexual orientation or censorship. Pondering the pros and cons of exile, establishing networks of resistance, matters of bureaucracy or learning a new language are just some of the additional aspects. Based on a conference held at Loyola University Chicago in 2018, this volume attempts to shed detailed light on those early stages of exile.

Exil wird gewöhnlich als die Zeit definiert, in der man unfreiwillig getrennt von der Heimat anderswo lebt. Exil kann aber weiter gefasst auch als Prozess begriffen werden, der bereits in der Heimat, unterwegs und/oder vor der Ankunft im Exilland anfängt. Es sind Vorstufen des Exils. Sie schließen das Gefühl der Entfremdung von der Heimat aus politischen, rassistischen, religiösen, kulturellen oder sprachlichen Gründen ein, ebenfalls aus Gründen der sexuellen Orientierung oder Zensur. Überlegungen zum Für und Wider des Exilgangs, der Aufbau von Netzwerken des Widerstands, der bürokratische Hürdenlauf oder das Erlernen einer neuen Sprache sind nur einige der weiteren Aspekte. Auf der Grundlage einer Konferenz 2018 an der Loyola University Chicago geht dieser Band den Vorstufen des Exils detailliert nach.
Handbook of Hinduism in Europe portrays and analyses how Hindu traditions have expanded across the continent, and presents the main Hindu communities, religious groups, forms, practices and teachings. The Handbook does this in two parts, Part One covers historical and thematic topics which are of importance for understanding Hinduism in Europe as a whole and Part Two has chapters on Hindu traditions in every country in Europe. Hindu traditions have a long history of interaction with Europe, but the developments during the last fifty years represent a new phase. Globalization and increased ease of communication have led to the presence of a great plurality of Hindu traditions. Hinduism has become one of the major religions in Europe and is present in every country of the continent.
This book investigates perceptions, modes, and techniques of Venetian rule in the early modern Eastern Mediterranean (1400–1700). Against the backdrop of the controversial notion of the Venetian realm as a colonial empire, essays from a range of specialists examine how Venice negotiated control over the territories, resources, and traditions of different empires (Byzantine, Roman, Mamluk, Ottoman) while developing its own claims of authority. Focusing in particular on questions of belonging and status in the Venetian overseas territories, the volume incorporates observations on the daily realities of Venetian rule: how did Venice negotiate claims of authority in light of former and ongoing imperial belongings? What was the status of colonial subjects and ships in the metropolis and in foreign territories? In what ways did Venice accept and continue old forms of imperial belonging? Did subordinate entities join in a shared communal identity? The volume opens new perspectives on Venetian rule at the crossroads of empire and early modern statehood: a polity negotiating and entangling empire.
Contributors are Housni Alkhateeb Shehada, Giacomo Corazzol, Nicholas Davidson, Renard Gluzman, Deborah Howard, David Jacoby (ZL), Marianna Kolyvà, Franz-Julius Morche, Reinhold C. Mueller, Monique O’Connell, Gerassimos D. Pagratis, Tassos Papacostas, Maria Pia Pedani (†), Dorit Raines, and E. Natalie Rothman.
Scholarship on ethnicity in modern Latin America has traditionally understood the region’s various societies as fusions of people of European, indigenous, and/or African descent. These are often deployed as stable categories, with European or “white” as a monolith against which studies of indigeneity or blackness are set. The role of post-independence immigration from eastern and western Europe—as well as from Asia, Africa, and Latin-American countries—in constructing the national ethnic landscape remains understudied. The contributors of this volume focus their attention on Jewish, Arab, non-Latin European, Asian, and Latin American immigrants and their experiences in their “new” homes. Rejecting exceptionalist and homogenizing tendencies within immigration history, contributors advocate instead an approach that emphasizes the locally- and nationally-embedded nature of ethnic identification.
In: Regional Integration and Migration in Africa
In: Regional Integration and Migration in Africa