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Tabu, Kultur, Amazon @ Kulturtransfer Migrationshintergrund

Wie fast alles, was uns vertraut ist, einen Migrationshintergrund hat

Das Wort „Tabu“, das bei Sigmund Freud Prominenz erhalten sollte und nicht mehr aus unserem Alltagswortschatz wegzudenken ist, brachte James Cook aus der Südsee mit. „Amok” bezeichnete die legendäre militärische Kampfeswut malayischer Elitekämpfer. Das Hakenkreuz – ein deutsches Fanal des Hasses – geht auf ein indisches Symbol des Glücks zurück, die

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Why my Humanities Library will never be a Total Library–praise be!

Until the beginning of the 1990s, the humanities department at the University of Bern (Switzerland) lived a kind of cellular life, fragmented into the smallest possible units, a diaspora existence in scattered houses. With the construction of the Unitobler in 1993, the humanities were given a center that would make

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New Publication: Imaginary Ecologies

PhD candidate Martin Tscholl publishes his art (2024). Tscholl’s photography allows us to recognise the silent fragments of nature as being different from us, but also as originating from the same ontological ground. The many mystical objects in this book seem like they could come to life at any moment, giving us a warm sense of connection.

Neue Buchpublikation: Sterben gestalten

Die Doktorand:innen der Phil.-hist. Fakultät Bitten Stetter und Tina Braun beschäftigen sich in ihrem neusten Buch (2024) mit dem Thema: Sterben Gestalten– Möglichkeitsräume am Lebensende. Dabei geht es um die Fragen: Wer gestaltet unser Sterben: was, wie, für wen und aus welcher Position und Motivation heraus?

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