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“Migrant” Writing and the Re-Imagined Community: Discourses of Inclusion/Exclusion

Máiréad Nic Craith

This article examines changing discourses of exclusion/inclusion between writers of a non-German background and those whose families have traditionally lived in Germany. Referring to the Adelbert von Chamisso Prize, it critiques discourses of difference used in recent decades to describe “migrant” writers in Germany and evaluates some reactions to their writings by the German reading public. With reference to the concept of print-capitalism, the article explores the “new semantic vistas” opened up by migrant writers and the implications of their writing styles for both linguistic and national boundaries. Drawing on original ethnographic interviews with migrant authors, it queries the relevance of binary logic at the beginning of the twenty-first century and argues for greater recognition of the contribution of these writers to the literary landscape in Germany and beyond.

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Belonging in a New Myanmar

Identity, Law, and Gender in the Anthropology of Contemporary Buddhism

Juliane Schober

kingship or even modern print capitalism provided effective social and political rationales. Equally insightful is the work of Birgit Meyer (2009) , who shows that mediated contexts in the contemporary era engender social formations that are informed by

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Imagining Peru and the Motherland from the Barracks

Memory, Text, and Image in the 1942 First Year Level Military Manual

Lourdes Hurtado

army to spread their ideas about an imagined community. In his seminal work, Imagined Communities , Benedict Anderson argues that in the nineteenth century, print capitalism (the technological mass production of newspapers and novels and the spread of

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Social Intimacy

Andrew Dawson and Simone Dennis

are enabled especially by the consumption of common things and texts (2008). Of course, and as Benedict Anderson (1991) highlighted a long time ago, the key modern form of collectivity enabled by such forms of consumption (largely print capitalism in

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Staging Sassoun

Memory and Music Video in Post-Soviet Armenia

Rik Adriaans

truths in the everyday lives of subjects. Nevertheless, they point at the connections between media and national memory in the present age, much like ‘print-capitalism’ was central to imagining the nation in an earlier age ( Anderson 1991 ). Moreover, the

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Günter Grass's Literary Nationalism

The Kulturnation from Westphalia to Berlin

Alex Donovan Cole

powers.” But as Benedict Anderson rightly argues, it is not the War alone, but “print-capitalism” that helped create the material conditions for the modern nation-state to emerge. 7 The War represents a point of departure from “pre-modernity” and the

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Expectations of the Gift: Toward a Future-Oriented Taxonomy of Transactions

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Guido Sprenger, Anthony J. Pickles, Ilana Gershon, Joel Robbins, Rebecca Bryant, and Marilyn Strathern

: Money and the Morality of Exchange .” In Money and the Morality of Exchange , ed. Jonathan Parry and Maurice Bloch , 1 – 32 . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press . Pels , Peter . 2018 . “ Anthropology as Science Fiction, or How Print