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Fascism and Critical Thinking

The teaching of the Nazi past mobilizes regimes of faith in order to encourage the students to adhere to the established political regime in affective terms. But it also draws on regimes of reason and critical thinking. Being wary of politicians, the media, other peoples’ discourses in general, and not believing everything seen and heard, seems to be the teachers’ second main concern. Apparently contradictory with the use of affective pedagogy, regimes of faith and reason exist simultaneously in the teachers’ discourses.

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Podcast

Salon B

Episode 4

Crisis

This episode is centered around the notion of ‘crisis,’ featuring moments of intensity that prompt change. We’ll be chatting with Karena Kalmbach, author of The Meanings of Disaster: Chernobyl and Its Afterlives in Britain and France, Mark Schuller, editor of the Catastrophes in Context series, and Jean-Paul Gagnon, editor of the Berghahn Journal Democratic Theory.

We will also share instructions on how to enter for the chance to win a $100 gift card to Blackwell’s Bookstore, “an Oxford family bookshop.”

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EASA’s ‘Precarity Report’

FocaalBlog Feature: Debating the EASA/PrecAnthro Precarity Report

Stefan Voicu

EASA’s ‘Precarity Report’

Reflections, Critiques, Extensions

Every day across Europe hundreds of social anthropologists wake up knowing that their precarious employment conditions may one day force them to leave the discipline. Still, they keep the discipline going across the continent by teaching, providing vital research data for high-profile research projects and a substantial share of the annual publication output. They also apply for grants and jobs while balancing the tightrope of overtime work and personal life. All for the glimmer of hope of a permanent position.

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Open Anthropology

A subscribe-to-open (S2O) Open Access model piloted by Berghahn in partnership with Libraria and Knowledge Unlatched for 2020! The aim is to convert 13 Berghahn Anthropology journals to full Open Access on an on-going and sustainable basis.

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Digital Archaeology

Unlocking the Love-Lock: The History and Heritage of a Contemporary Custom

Enhanced Love-locks Catalog

Ceri Houlbrook cataloged over 700 love-locks added to Oxford Road Bridge in Manchester from 2014-2019. Using her archaeological data and Timeline.JS, users are here able to view the data collection across 62 months of deposition. At the default zoom, individual dates will indicate all items cataloged on that day. The catalog contains both what are traditionally known as padlocks and “divergent deposits”, or objects that take the form of an array of items from nightclub entrance wristbands to disposable lighters, the variety of which includes obscurity but also pieces that are clearly more personal, even sentimentally valuable.

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Featured Series

Studies in Public and Applied Anthropology

Volume 12

Invisible Faces and Hidden Stories

Narratives of Vulnerable Populations and Their Caregivers

Edited by Cecilia Sem Obeng and Samuel Gyasi Obeng

Dealing with narratives of vulnerable populations, this book looks at how they deal with dimensions of their social life, especially in regard to health. It reflects the socio-political ecologies like public hostility and stereotyping, neglect of their unique health needs, their courage to overcome adversity, and the love of family and healthcare providers in mitigating their problems.

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Photo Gallery

A U-Turn to the Future

Sustainable Urban Mobility since 1850

Edited by Martin Emanuel, Frank Schipper, and Ruth Oldenziel

From local bike-sharing initiatives to overhauls of transport infrastructure, mobility is one of the most important areas in which modern cities are trying to realize a more sustainable future. Yet even as politicians and planners look ahead, there remain critical insights to be gleaned from the history of urban mobility and the unsustainable practices that still impact our everyday lives. United by their pursuit of a “usable past,” the studies in this interdisciplinary collection consider the ecological, social, and economic aspects of urban mobility, showing how historical inquiry can make both conceptual and practical contributions to the projects of sustainability and urban renewal.

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Companion Site

Recollectus: A Network of Collections and Recollections

CALL FOR PAPERS: (DE)COMMEMORATION

The toppling of the statue of slave-trader Edward Colston in Bristol, England, by activists on June 7 has spotlighted the ubiquitous presence of memorials that glorify colonial and racist legacies. In the wake of protests in 2020 against police violence and racism, calls to dismantle memorials have reverberated around the globe.

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New Paperbacks

Shamanism
December 2020

Shamanism

Traditional and Contemporary Approaches to the Mastery of Spirits and Healing

Jakobsen, M.
I Dreamed the Animals
October 2021

I Dreamed the Animals

Kaniuekutat: The Life of an Innu Hunter

Henriksen, G.
Who Abolished Slavery?
January 2021

Who Abolished Slavery?

Slave Revolts and Abolitionism
A Debate with João Pedro Marques

Drescher, S. & Emmer, P. (eds)
Devil's Captain, The
January 2021

The Devil's Captain

Ernst Jünger in Nazi Paris, 1941-1944

Mitchell†, A.
French Film in Britain
February 2021

French Film in Britain

Sex, Art and Cinephilia

Mazdon, L. & Wheatley, C.
Militant Lactivism?
July 2021

Militant Lactivism?

Attachment Parenting and Intensive Motherhood in the UK and France

Faircloth, C.
Science, SETI, and Mathematics
May 2021

Science, Seti, and Mathematics

DeVito, C. L.
Negotiating Identity in Scandinavia
June 2021

Negotiating Identity in Scandinavia

Women, Migration, and the Diaspora

Akman, H. (ed)
Jesus Reclaimed
November 2021

Jesus Reclaimed

Jewish Perspectives on the Nazarene

Homolka, W.
Urban Violence in the Middle East
December 2020

Urban Violence in the Middle East

Changing Cityscapes in the Transition from Empire to Nation State

Freitag, U., Fuccaro, N., Ghrawi, C., & Lafi, N., (eds)
Respectable Career of Fritz K., The
December 2020

The Respectable Career of Fritz K.

The Making and Remaking of a Provincial Nazi Leader

Berghoff, H. & Rauh, C.
Culture, Catastrophe, and Rhetoric
October 2020

Culture, Catastrophe, and Rhetoric

The Texture of Political Action

Hariman, R. & Cintron, R. (eds)
Lobbying Hitler
October 2021

Lobbying Hitler

Industrial Associations between Democracy and Dictatorship

Bera, M.
In Search of Legitimacy
August 2021

In Search of Legitimacy

How Outsiders Become Part of the Afro-Brazilian Capoeira Tradition

Griffith, L. M.
Disrupted Landscapes
April 2021

Disrupted Landscapes

State, Peasants and the Politics of Land in Postsocialist Romania

Dorondel, S.
Revolution before the Revolution, The
April 2021

The Revolution before the Revolution

Late Authoritarianism and Student Protest in Portugal

Accornero, G.
Tropics of Vienna
August 2021

Tropics of Vienna

Colonial Utopias of the Habsburg Empire

Bach, U. E.
Narratives in Motion
February 2022

Narratives in Motion

Journalism and Modernist Events in 1920s Portugal

Trindade, L.
Total Work of Art, The
August 2021

The Total Work of Art

Foundations, Articulations, Inspirations

Imhoof, D., Menninger, M. E., & Steinhoff, A. J. (eds)
Staying at Home
October 2021

Staying at Home

Identities, Memories and Social Networks of Kazakhstani Germans

Sanders, R.
Divining History
December 2021

Divining History

Prophetism, Messianism and the Development of the Spirit

Svenungsson, J.
Reluctant Intimacies
March 2021

Reluctant Intimacies

Japanese Eldercare in Indonesian Hands

Świtek, B.
Narratives in the Making
June 2021

Narratives in the Making

Writing the East German Past in the Democratic Present

Gallinat, A.
Forest People without a Forest, The
January 2022

The Forest People without a Forest

Development Paradoxes, Belonging and Participation of the Baka in East Cameroon

Lueong, G. M.
Romance of Crossing Borders, The
October 2020

The Romance of Crossing Borders

Studying and Volunteering Abroad

Doerr, N. M. & Davis Taïeb, H. (eds)
Metaphors of Spain
May 2021

Metaphors of Spain

Representations of Spanish National Identity in the Twentieth Century

Moreno-Luzón, J. & Núñez Seixas, X. M. (eds)
Greek Exodus from Egypt, The
November 2020

The Greek Exodus from Egypt

Diaspora Politics and Emigration, 1937-1962

Dalachanis, A.
Wolf Conflicts
June 2021

Wolf Conflicts

A Sociological Study

Skogen, K., Krange, O., & Figari, H.
Poland Daily
January 2022

Poland Daily

Economy, Work, Consumption and Social Class in Polish Cinema

Mazierska, E.
Civil Society Revisited
October 2021

Civil Society Revisited

Lessons from Poland

Jacobsson, K. & Korolczuk, E. (eds)
Organic Cinema
March 2021

Organic Cinema

Film, Architecture, and the Work of Béla Tarr

Botz-Bornstein, T.
Myth of Self-Reliance, The
October 2020

The Myth of Self-Reliance

Economic Lives Inside a Liberian Refugee Camp

Omata, N.
Transborder Media Spaces
February 2021

Transborder Media Spaces

Ayuujk Videomaking between Mexico and the US

Kummels, I.
Children of the Camp
July 2021

Children of the Camp

The Lives of Somali Youth Raised in Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya

Grayson, C.-L.
Growing Up in Transit
December 2020

Growing Up in Transit

The Politics of Belonging at an International School

Tanu, D.
Gender in Georgia
September 2021

Gender in Georgia

Feminist Perspectives on Culture, Nation, and History in the South Caucasus

Barkaia, M. & Waterston, A. (eds)
Subjects, Citizens, and Others
November 2021

Subjects, Citizens, and Others

Administering Ethnic Heterogeneity in the British and Habsburg Empires, 1867-1918

Gammerl, B.
Singing Ideas
July 2021

Singing Ideas

Performance, Politics and Oral Poetry

Ní Shíocháin, T.
Visitors to the House of Memory
December 2020

Visitors to the House of Memory

Identity and Political Education at the Jewish Museum Berlin

Bishop Kendzia, V.
Indigeneity on the Move
October 2020

Indigeneity on the Move

Varying Manifestations of a Contested Concept

Gerharz, E., Uddin, N., & Chakkarath, P. (eds)
Expeditionary Anthropology
September 2021

Expeditionary Anthropology

Teamwork, Travel and the ''Science of Man''

Thomas, M. & Harris, A. (eds)
Communist Parties Revisited
November 2020

Communist Parties Revisited

Sociocultural Approaches to Party Rule in the Soviet Bloc, 1956-1991

Bergien, R. & Gieseke, J. (eds)
Wars of Yesterday, The
December 2020

The Wars of Yesterday

The Balkan Wars and the Emergence of Modern Military Conflict, 1912-13

Boeckh, K. & Rutar, S. (eds)
Messy Europe
October 2021

Messy Europe

Crisis, Race, and Nation-State in a Postcolonial World

Loftsdóttir, K., Smith, A. L., & Hipfl, B. (eds)
Industrial Labor on the Margins of Capitalism
February 2022

Industrial Labor on the Margins of Capitalism

Precarity, Class, and the Neoliberal Subject

Hann, C. & Parry, J. (eds)
Experimental Collaborations
September 2021

Experimental Collaborations

Ethnography through Fieldwork Devices

Estalella, A. & Sánchez Criado, T. (eds)
Waiting for Elijah
December 2021

Waiting for Elijah

Time and Encounter in a Bosnian Landscape

HadžiMuhamedović, S.
Taking on Technocracy
September 2021

Taking on Technocracy

Nuclear Power in Germany, 1945 to the Present

Augustine, D. L.
Roma Activism
October 2020

Roma Activism

Reimagining Power and Knowledge

Beck, S. & Ivasiuc, A. (eds)
Nation Branding in Modern History
November 2020

Nation Branding in Modern History

Viktorin, C., Gienow-Hecht, J. C. E., Estner, A., & Will, M. K. (eds)
Barter and Social Regeneration in the Argentinean Andes
October 2021

Barter and Social Regeneration in the Argentinean Andes

Angé, O.
Medicinal Rule
September 2021

Medicinal Rule

A Historical Anthropology of Kingship in East and Central Africa

Stroeken, K.
What is Work?
November 2020

What is Work?

Gender at the Crossroads of Home, Family, and Business from the Early Modern Era to the Present

Sarti, R., Bellavitis, A., & Martini, M. (eds)
Social DNA
October 2020

Social DNA

Rethinking Our Evolutionary Past

Martin, M. K.
Politics of Authenticity, The
November 2020

The Politics of Authenticity

Countercultures and Radical Movements across the Iron Curtain, 1968-1989

Häberlen, J. C., Keck-Szajbel, M., & Mahoney, K. (eds)
Indeterminacy
October 2020

Indeterminacy

Waste, Value, and the Imagination

Alexander, C. & Sanchez, A. (eds)
Probing the Limits of Categorization
December 2020

Probing the Limits of Categorization

The Bystander in Holocaust History

Morina, C. & Thijs, K. (eds)
Embers of Empire
November 2021

Embers of Empire

Continuity and Rupture in the Habsburg Successor States after 1918

Miller, P. & Morelon, C. (eds)
Beyond Inclusion and Exclusion
December 2021

Beyond Inclusion and Exclusion

Jewish Experiences of the First World War in Central Europe

Crouthamel, J., Geheran, M., Grady, T., & Köhne, J. B. (eds)
From Weimar to Hitler
December 2020

From Weimar to Hitler

Studies in the Dissolution of the Weimar Republic and the Establishment of the Third Reich, 1932-1934

Beck, H. & Jones, L. E. (eds)
Contemplating Historical Consciousness
November 2020

Contemplating Historical Consciousness

Notes from the Field

Clark, A. & Peck, C. L. (eds)
Changing Meanings of the Welfare State, The
November 2021

The Changing Meanings of the Welfare State

Histories of a Key Concept in the Nordic Countries

Edling, N. (ed)
Screening Art
February 2022

Screening Art

Modernist Aesthetics and the Socialist Imaginary in East German Cinema

Allan, S.
Indoctrination of the Wehrmacht, The
September 2021

The Indoctrination of the Wehrmacht

Nazi Ideology and the War Crimes of the German Military

Sait, B.
Magical House Protection
January 2021

Magical House Protection

The Archaeology of Counter-Witchcraft

Hoggard, B.
Cinema of Collaboration
January 2022

Cinema of Collaboration

DEFA Coproductions and International Exchange in Cold War Europe

Ivanova, M.
Nourishing the Nation
February 2022

Nourishing the Nation

Food as National Identity in Catalonia

Johannes, V.
Long Journey, The
November 2020

The Long Journey

Exploring Travel and Travel Writing

Di Bella, M. P. & Yothers, B. (eds)
Sounds German
November 2020

Sounds German

Popular Music in Postwar Germany at the Crossroads of the National and Transnational

Fulk, K. A. (ed)
Spanish Comics
November 2020

Spanish Comics

Historical and Cultural Perspectives

Magnussen, A. (ed)
Engaging with Chaucer
November 2020

Engaging with Chaucer

Practice, Authority, Reading

Moseley, C.W.R.D. (ed)
Histories of a Radical Book
November 2020

Histories of a Radical Book

E. P. Thompson and The Making of the English Working Class

Burton, A. & Fortado, S. (eds)
Cinemas of Boyhood
January 2021

Cinemas of Boyhood

Masculinity, Sexuality, Nationality

Shary, T. (eds)
Unlocking the Love-Lock
January 2021

Unlocking the Love-Lock

The History and Heritage of a Contemporary Custom

Houlbrook, C.
On the Death of Jews
March 2021

On the Death of Jews

Photographs and History

Fresco, N.
Jewish Self-Hate
March 2021

Jewish Self-Hate

Lessing, T.
All Tomorrow's Cultures
March 2021

All Tomorrow's Cultures

Anthropological Engagements with the Future

Collins, S. G.
Deconstructing Dolls
March 2021

Deconstructing Dolls

Girlhoods and the Meanings of Play

Forman-Brunell, M. (ed)
Paradoxical Republic, The
April 2021

The Paradoxical Republic

Austria 1945–2020

Rathkolb, O.
Matsutake Worlds
April 2021

Matsutake Worlds

Faier, L. & Hathaway, M. J. (eds)
When They Came for Me
May 2021

When They Came for Me

The Hidden Diary of an Apartheid Prisoner

Schlapobersky, J. R.
Hope and Insufficiency
May 2021

Hope and Insufficiency

Capacity Building in Ethnographic Comparison

Douglas-Jones, R. & Shaffner, J. (eds)
Age of Capitalism and Bureaucracy
May 2021

The Age of Capitalism and Bureaucracy

Perspectives on the Political Sociology of Max Weber

Mommsen, W. J.
Emotions, Ethics, and Cinematic Experience
June 2021

Emotions, Ethics, and Cinematic Experience

New Phenomenological and Cognitivist Perspectives

Sinnerbrink, R. (ed)
Margaret Mead
July 2021

Margaret Mead

Shankman, P.
Contemporary Megaprojects
August 2021

Contemporary Megaprojects

Organization, Vision, and Resistance in the 21st Century

Schindler, S., Fadaere, S., Brockington, D. (eds)
William Robertson Smith
August 2021

William Robertson Smith

Bošković, A.
Guido Goldman
September 2021

Guido Goldman

Transatlantic Bridge Builder

Klingst, M.
One More for the Road
October 2021

One More for the Road

A Director’s Notes on Exile, Family, and Film

Grlić, R.
Medieval Intersections
November 2021

Medieval Intersections

Gender and Status in Europe in the Middle Ages

Weikert, K. & Woodacre, E. (eds)

Open Access Titles

Digital Archives and Collections

Digital Archives and Collections

Creating Online Access to Cultural Heritage

Müller, K.
Ethnographies of Power

Ethnographies of Power

A Political Anthropology of Energy

Loloum, T., Abram, S., & Ortar, N. (eds)
Peripheries at the Centre

Peripheries at the Centre

Borderland Schooling in Interwar Europe

Venken, M.
Writing the Great War

Writing the Great War

The Historiography of World War I from 1918 to the Present

Cornelissen, C. & Weinrich, A. (eds)
Who's Cashing In?

Who’s Cashing In?

Contemporary Perspectives on New Monies and Global Cashlessness

Sen, A., Lindquist, J., & Kolling, M. (eds)
Borders across Healthcare

Borders across Healthcare

Moral Economies of Healthcare and Migration in Europe

Sahraoui, N. (ed)
After the Pink Tide

After the Pink Tide

Corporate State Formation and New Egalitarianisms in Latin America

Gold, M. & Zagato, A. (eds)
Comrades in Arms

Comrades in Arms

Military Masculinities in East German Culture

Smith, T.
Germany On Their Minds

Germany On Their Minds

German Jewish Refugees in the United States and Their Relationships with Germany, 1938–1988

Schenderlein, A. C.
Entangled Entertainers

Entangled Entertainers

Jews and Popular Culture in Fin-de-Siècle Vienna

Hödl, K.
Submerged on the Surface

Submerged on the Surface

The Not-So-Hidden Jews of Nazi Berlin, 1941–1945

Lutjens Jr., R. N.
Making Bodies Kosher

Making Bodies Kosher

The Politics of Reproduction among Haredi Jews in England

Kasstan, B.
Cyborg Mind

Cyborg Mind

What Brain–Computer and Mind–Cyberspace Interfaces Mean for Cyberneuroethics

MacKellar, C.
Going to Pentecost

Going to Pentecost

An Experimental Approach to Studies in Pentecostalism

Eriksen, A. Blanes, R. L., MacCarthy, M.
Europeanization in Sweden

Europeanization in Sweden

Opportunities and Challenges for Civil Society Organizations

Meeuwisse, A. & Scaramuzzino, R. (eds)
Lessons in Perception

Lessons in Perception

The Avant-Garde Filmmaker as Practical Psychologist

Taberham, P.
Basic and Applied Research

Basic and Applied Research

The Language of Science Policy in the Twentieth Century

Kaldewey, D. & Schauz, D. (eds)
Witness as Object, The

The Witness as Object

Video Testimony in Memorial Museums

Jong, S. de
From Clans to Co-ops

From Clans to Co-ops

Confiscated Mafia Land in Sicily

Rakopoulos, T.
Footprints in Paradise

Footprints in Paradise

Ecotourism, Local Knowledge, and Nature Therapies in Okinawa

Murray, A. E.
Driving Modernity

Driving Modernity

Technology, Experts, Politics, and Fascist Motorways, 1922-1943

Moraglio, M.
Contextualizing Disaster

Contextualizing Disaster

Button, G. V. & Schuller, M. (eds)
Deadly Contradictions

Deadly Contradictions

The New American Empire and Global Warring

Reyna, S. P.
Violent Becomings

Violent Becomings

State Formation, Sociality, and Power in Mozambique

Bertelsen, B. E.
Designing Worlds

Designing Worlds

National Design Histories in an Age of Globalization

Fallan, K. & Lees-Maffei, G. (eds)
Coming of Age

Coming of Age

Constructing and Controlling Youth in Munich, 1942-1973

Kalb, M.
Parenthood between Generations

Parenthood between Generations

Transforming Reproductive Cultures

Pooley, S. & Qureshi, K. (eds)
Enduring Uncertainty

Enduring Uncertainty

Deportation, Punishment and Everyday Life

Hasselberg, I.
Post-Ottoman Coexistence

Post-Ottoman Coexistence

Sharing Space in the Shadow of Conflict

Bryant, R. (ed)
Transactions with the World

Transactions with the World

Ecocriticism and the Environmental Sensibility of New Hollywood

O'Brien, A.
Upper Guinea Coast in Global Perspective, The

The Upper Guinea Coast in Global Perspective

Knörr, J. & Kohl, C. (eds)
Girlhood and the Politics of Place

Girlhood and the Politics of Place

Mitchell, C. & Rentschler, C. (eds)
What We Now Know About Race and Ethnicity

What We Now Know About Race and Ethnicity

Banton, M.
From Self-Fulfilment to Survival of the Fittest

From Self-fulfilment to Survival of the Fittest

Work in European Cinema from the 1960s to the Present

Mazierska, E.
Weary Warriors

Weary Warriors

Power, Knowledge, and the Invisible Wounds of Soldiers

Moss, P. & Prince, M. J.
Crime & Criminal Justice in Modern Germany

Crime and Criminal Justice in Modern Germany

Wetzell, R. F. (ed)
Bondage

Bondage

Labor and Rights in Eurasia from the Sixteenth to the Early Twentieth Centuries

Stanziani, A.
Judging 'Privileged' Jews

Judging 'Privileged' Jews

Holocaust Ethics, Representation, and the 'Grey Zone'

Brown, A.
Identity Politics and the New Genetics

Identity Politics and the New Genetics

Re/Creating Categories of Difference and Belonging

Schramm, K., Skinner, D., & Rottenburg, R. (eds)
State of Peace in Europe, A

A State of Peace in Europe

West Germany and the CSCE, 1966-1975

Hakkarainen, P.
Patrons of Women

Patrons of Women

Literacy Projects and Gender Development in Rural Nepal

Hertzog, E.
Settling for Less

Settling for Less

The Planned Resettlement of Israel's Negev Bedouin

Dinero, S. C.
Diamonds & War

Diamonds and War

State, Capital, and Labor in British-Ruled Palestine

De Vries, D.
Optimizing the German Workforce

Optimizing the German Workforce

Labor Administration from Bismarck to the Economic Miracle

Meskill, D.
Surplus Woman, The

The Surplus Woman

Unmarried in Imperial Germany, 1871-1918

Dollard, C. L.
Train Journey, The

The Train Journey

Transit, Captivity, and Witnessing in the Holocaust

Gigliotti, S.
After the 'Socialist Spring'

After the 'Socialist Spring'

Collectivisation and Economic Transformation in the GDR

Last, G.
Impotent Warriors

Impotent Warriors

Perspectives on Gulf War Syndrome, Vulnerability and Masculinity

Kilshaw, S.
Difficult Folk?

Difficult Folk?

A Political History of Social Anthropology

Mills, D.
Foreign Affair, A

A Foreign Affair

Billy Wilder's American Films

Gemünden, G.
Selling the Economic Miracle

Selling the Economic Miracle

Economic Reconstruction and Politics in West Germany, 1949-1957

Spicka, M. E.
Postcoloniality

Postcoloniality

The French Dimension

Majumdar, M. A.
Remapping Knowledge

Remapping Knowledge

Intercultural Studies for a Global Age

Spariosu, Mihai I.

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