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Berlin as a Terrain of Cultural Policy: Outline of a Struggle

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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Representation and Self-representation

Archaeology and Ethnology Museums and Indigenous Peoples in Brazil

Marília Xavier Cury and Rebeca Ribeiro Bombonato

Indigenous reserves, we are applying the convention that Congress ratified” 3 ( Barros 2009: 51 ) by Legislative Decree 485/2006. Several public notices were issued by the Secretariat for Cultural Identity and Diversity, a strategy adopted for the

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Introduction

Paula Mota Santos and Hugo DeBlock

. 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 and Gordon Fyfe

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Applied Anthropology in Europe

Historical Obstacles, Current Situation, Future Challenges

Dan Podjed, Meta Gorup, and Alenka Bezjak Mlakar

and diversity in organisations (see e.g. Garsten and Nyqvist 2013 ). Design anthropology refers to improving the design of or designing and developing products and services, such as tools, infrastructure and technological devices (see e.g. Clarke

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Constructing Europe and the European Union via Education

Contrasts and Congruence within and between Germany and England

Eleanor Brown, Beatrice Szczepek Reed, Alistair Ross, Ian Davies, and Géraldine Bengsch

involvement, political literacy, and social and moral responsibility, 25 while the 2007 Ajegbo Report led to a greater emphasis on identity and diversity. 26 Regarding citizenship, the 2008 version of the National Curriculum focused on key concepts

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

A New Paradigm for Understanding Belonging?

Susannah Eckersley

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 Political ( London

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Personal Identity and Tory Commercialism in John Campbell’s The Travels and Adventures of Edward Brown (1739)

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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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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Ambiguous Narratives of World War Technologies in Contemporary Military History Museums

Stephan Jaeger

Vera L. Zolberg, “Museums as Contested Sites of Remembrance: the Enola Gay Affair,” in Theorizing Museums: Representing Identity and Diversity in a Changing World , ed. Sharon Macdonald and Gordon Fyfe (Oxford: Blackwell, 1996), 69–82. 14 For a

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Naturalism and the Invention of Identity

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