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The Social Life of Contentious Concepts

Ronald S. Stade

In the 1930s and 1940s, the German philologist Victor Klemperer recorded and analyzed the language of the Third Reich, the lingua tertii imperii or LTI, as he half-jokingly called it (in reference to the Nazis’ predilection for acronyms). In his

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Michael D. Jackson

millions of others as potential criminals and usurpers. One moment in July 2015 captured the political and ethical crosscurrents of the crisis. During a televised discussion titled “Good Life in Germany,” a young Palestinian called Reem told Angela Merkel

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Curating Conflict

Four Exhibitions on Jerusalem

Sa'ed Atshan and Katharina Galor

how completely to explain the nature of that look, which came as if across the glass window of an aquarium between two beings who live in different worlds, I would also have explained the essence of the great insanity of the third Germany” ( 1996: 105

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The Social Life of Fighting Words

The Case of Political Correctness

Ronald S. Stade

, however, that words in fact can function as the precondition of sticks and stones. A well-known example is the rhetorical dehumanization of certain groups that precedes mass murder (Germany in the 1930s, Rwanda in the 1990s, Syria today). Words like

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Iver B. Neumann

declared himself as “a traditional imperialist and statist” and took the view that Europe is a fake machine, a stupid one, created by great Germany, with its motivation embedded in history; I will not be surprised if the Fourth Reich arises in twenty years

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The Draconian Governance of Illegalized Migrants in Western States

Barak Kalir

inefficiency of migrant detention-for-deportation in Germany and the Netherlands, Dennis Broeders (2010: 182) concludes: “The lengthy and costly detention of an irregular migrant who will eventually end up on the streets again does not seem a very rational

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Post-Conflict Dynamics in Bosnia-Herzegovina: Identities, Nationalization, and Missing Bodies

Katerina Seraïdari

.1111/1467-7660.00103 Assmann , Jan . 1995 . “ Collective Memory and Cultural Identity .” New German Critiqu e 65: 123 – 133 . Douglas , Mary . 1990 . “ Risk as a Forensic Resource .” Daedalus 119 , no. 4 : 1 – 16 . Geertz , Clifford . 1995 . After the Fact: Two

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The Many Layers of Moral Outrage

Kurdish Activists and Diaspora Politics

Nerina Weiss

-Changing Dynamics: The Evolving Image of the Kurdish Diaspora in Germany. ” Terrorism and Political Violence 29 ( 4 ): 674 – 691 . 10.1080/09546553.2015.1060226 Bateson , G . 1972 . Steps into an Ecology of Mind . New York : Chandler Publishing . BIA News

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Unbecoming Veteranship

Convicted Military Officers in Post-authoritarian Argentina

Eva van Roekel and Valentina Salvi

Argentino .” In Un Estado con rostro humano: Funcionarios e instituciones estatales en Argentina (desde 1880 a la actualidad) , ed. Ernesto Bohoslavsky and Germán Soprano , 309 – 330 . Buenos Aires : Prometeo-Universidad Nacional de General

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Peter Hervik

danger directly from the Nazi occupation during World War II ( Boe and Hervik 2008 ). During the occupation, mocking Germans “without them knowing it” gave some psychological and social relief, and strengthened feelings of community in Denmark that also