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A Timeless Measure of Who We Are?

Elena Isayev

in Syria was not yet at its peak, which it was to reach by 2015. Carens was also writing prior to Germany’s decision, that same year, to allow some one million people the opportunity to claim asylum within its state borders. The controversial (rather

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Refugee Hospitality Encounters in Northern Portugal

“Cultural Orientations” and “Contextual Protection”

Elizabeth Challinor

number of asylum applications received in Portugal has always been extremely low. In 2008, for example, Portugal received 160 asylum applications compared to 4,515 in Spain, 26,845 in Germany, and 41,840 in France. While by 2016 the number of applicants

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Finbarr Barry Flood and Jaś Elsner

northern Iraq for several months in 1986. It was crystallized by time spent in Syria in the years following, some of it working on a German-Syrian excavation in Raqqa, now the capital of the Islamic State. On the weekends in Iraq, I traveled from Tell Afar

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At the Threshold to the New World

Equator Crossings, Sunsets, and Claude Lévi-Strauss’s Tristes Tropiques

Michael Bies

Possessions: The Wonder of the New World (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1992). 3 In German-language literature, this topos of the “land of the future” has most prominently been adopted by Stefan Zweig. See Stefan Zweig, Brasilien: Ein Land der

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Emma Terama, Juha Peltomaa, Catarina Rolim, and Patrícia Baptista

reaching fifteen million users by 2020. 20 Germany, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands are the predominant European markets, with a 75 percent share of total European membership. 21 Results from a 2013 survey conducted in Europe

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Florian Krobb and Dorit Müller

significant aspect of the generation and transmission of knowledge lies in the temporal construction of travel narratives. The ways German travelers in Africa integrate their experiences into a linear, measurable passage of time reveals their desire to assert

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Is the Kingdom of Bicycles Rising Again?

Cycling, Gender, and Class in Postsocialist China

Hilda Rømer Christensen

. While car brands still tend to be associated with specific nation-states and nationalities, whether German, Japanese, and so on, the nationalities of bikes seem to be of less importance. 34 For example, Giant bike company, which started in 1974 and

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Notes around Hospitality as Inhabitation

Engaging with the Politics of Care and Refugees’ Dwelling Practices in the Italian Urban Context

Camillo Boano and Giovanna Astolfo

building relations and belonging” ( Boano 2019: 6 ). Agamben makes reference to Martin Heidegger's well-known Building, Dwelling, Thinking 1951 text. Contrary to Benveniste's definition, Heidegger argues that the real meaning of the German verb bauen

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James Longhurst, Sheila Dwyer, John Lennon, Zhenhua Chen, Rudi Volti, Gopalan Balachandran, Katarina Gephardt, Mathieu Flonneau, Kyle Shelton, and Fiona Wilkie

impact of British seapower on international relations and commerce, the Anglo-German naval rivalry: all have been a feature of naval historical writing of the past decade. When one sees a new work with the word “naval” in its title, the general reader

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Knowledge, Travel, and Embodied Thought

Restlessness in Herder’s Journal of My Voyage in the Year 1769

John K. Noyes

aimed at distilling what is best in the universal human spirit (which Herder conceives as Christian) and disseminating it in German territory. The knowledge of the expanded world revitalizes the philosophical spirit, inspiring astonishment in the face of