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Wilfried van der Will

After considering the functions of capital cities this article argues that culture both as creative activity and as living heritage of customs and architectural assemblies plays a central role in the self-perception of present-day Berlin. The agents—public and private—that interact in the conception and execution of decisive initiatives in the remake of the city form an extensive cultural policy establishment. They derive their legitimation from regional and federal constitutions and from their command of attention in the public discourse. Berlin's claimed status as the most obvious German metropolis is not self-evident. Within the nation it is neither the center of finance, nor the media, nor the supreme courts. In Germany there are other towns and metropolitan regions with a similarly rich infrastructure that can compete at least nationally. But Berlin, building on Enlightenment traditions, is making a plausible effort in regaining its cosmopolitanism. Despite a host of problems, it is now surpassing the ethnic and cultural diversity that was lost in the years of Nazi dictatorship. Can it maintain its attraction for creative talent, both cultural and technological, in view of accelerating social divisions and gentrification?

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Paula Mota Santos and Hugo DeBlock

, Christina . 2020 . Museums and Anthropology in the Age of Engagement . New York : Routledge . Macdonald , Sharon . 1996 . “ Introduction .” In Theorizing Museums: Representing Identity and Diversity in a Changing World , ed. Sharon Macdonald

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Applied Anthropology in Europe

Historical Obstacles, Current Situation, Future Challenges

Dan Podjed, Meta Gorup, and Alenka Bezjak Mlakar

study of organisations. While its findings are not necessarily directly applicable, it deals with broader, conceptually elaborated issues that can be used for improving an organisation, such as change perceptions, or identities and diversity in

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Travel, Authority, and Framing the Subject

Elizabeth Justice’s A Voyage to Russia and Amelia

Matthew W. Binney

://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc1.31175030508272;view=1up;seq=1 ( accessed 6 March 2016 ). Yaffe , Gideon . 2007 . “ Locke on Ideas of Identity and Diversity. ” Pp. 192 – 230 in Cambridge Companion to Locke’s “Essay Concerning Human Understanding .” New York : Cambridge

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Matthew Binney

of personal identity, which demonstrates how his singular perspective documented those “Places, Persons, or Things.” Early eighteenth-century debates upon personal identity originate with Locke’s supplemental twenty-seventh chapter, “Of Identity and

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‘People-Place-Process’ and Attachment in the Museum

A New Paradigm for Understanding Belonging?

Susannah Eckersley

), Theorizing Museums: Representing Identity and Diversity in a Changing World ( Chichester : Wiley-Blackwell ). McLuhan , M. [ 1964 ] ( 1994 ), Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man ( Cambridge, MA : MIT Press ). Mouffe , C. ( 2005 ), On the

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Marilyn Strathern

No mention is made of kinship although the chapter on identity and diversity is sandwiched between extensive discussions on different kinds of relations. It is the place of kin relations in Locke’s account that concerns me. This is separate from the

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Ian Moll

complex, permeating aspects of identity and diversity, social inclusion or exclusion, urban life, media and consumer culture, and the cohesion of families. As Robin Cohen puts it: ‘All the dimensions of globalization – economic, technological, political

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Bringing Slavery into the Light in Postcolonial Portugal

The rhetoric and poetics of a slavery exhibition

Paula Mota Santos

Leisure Class . New York : Schocken . Macdonald , Sharon . 1996 . “ Introduction .” In Theorizing Museums: Representing Identity and Diversity in a Changing World , ed. Sharon Macdonald and Gordon Fyfe , 1 – 18 . Oxford : Blackwell