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Jewish philosophy and political theory to the shoah, some aspects

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For many researchers, the new categorical imperative by philosopher Theodor Adorno about thinking and acting in the way so that Auschwitz is never repeated, has become the new starting point for rethinking the rules of practicing the humanities. In the article, I present the postwar history of Jewish thought that has been manifested in the discourse about the Shoah.

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Chinese Migration and Settlement in Austria

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Chinese migration to Austria displays some characteristics of the new Chinese migration order facilitated by, among other factors, globalisation and the open-door policies of the People’s Republic of China. This paper offers a historical account of Chinese migration to Austria against a broader background of Chinese migration to Europe, illustrating both the active and the passive roles of Austria in various historical periods. Moreover, through delineating and analysing the distribution by subgroups and the characteristics of the Chinese community in Austria since the 1980s, it elaborates how Austria has shifted from being a temporary transit point to becoming home for the new non-qiáoxiāng Chinese migrants.

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Italian migration policy: Changes and effects

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The phenomenon of Italian migration is characterized by a clear caesura, which makes Italy a country with a long history of emigration and a much shorter experience of immigration. The mid-1970s are considered a breakthrough, when the zero-migration balance was recorded for the first time. The growing wave of arriving foreigners forced the rulers to change the current immigration policy, which rarely responded to the needs of both foreigners and citizens of the Republic. Subsequent laws, usually created in extraordinary circumstances, were also subject to the process of alternating power. Lack of legislative continuity and insufficient social integration gave birth to additional tensions around the observed influx of refugees. In this situation, it seems that the management of the migration crisis is no longer the responsibility of a single nation, but should be an action taken at the level of solutions of the European community.

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The Dates of the Four Branches of the Mabinogi

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In a previous issue of this journal, Natasha Sumner of Harvard claimed of the Four Branches of the Mabinogi that the “exact date of composition for the text is not known”; she yet quoted Professor Catherine McKenna, also of Harvard, for the tales as certainly predating the Fall of Gwynedd in 1282. A response to Professor Sumner’s comment thus has three functions. It cites publications on the question from 1897 to 2018; reveals the scholarly disagreement therein; but concludes with evidence to put the tales in the 1120s or early 1130s.

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Y-a-t-il une « école française de l’histoire culturelle » ? Retour sur les origines

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L’« école française d’histoire culturelle » adopte cette identification à partir des années 1980 mais elle est la résultante de plusieurs démarches qui ont renouvelé un vieux projet remontant aux Lumières, françaises puis allemandes : une démarche d’histoire sociale, née d’une évolution critique de la doxa marxiste, une démarche d’histoire politique, née d’une évolution critique des grilles de lecture libérales, enfin, et surtout, une démarche d’anthropologie historique, née d’une évolution critique des hypothèses économistes du groupe dominant de l’École des Annales. La particularité française, qui s’était exprimée après la Seconde guerre mondiale dans le vocable de « mentalités », a, en récupérant le concept de culture, paradoxalement facilité la réintégration de cette école dans un mouvement international.

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Genealogy, Archive, Image
Interpreting Dynastic History in Western India, c. 1090-2016
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