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  •  Doris Bachmann-Medick

Transnational und translational:
Zur Übersetzungsfunktion der Area Studies

-> CAS-WP No 1-15 (pdf)

  • Judith Schühle:

Medicine murder of people with albinism in Tanzania – how casino capitalism creates rumorscapes and occult economies

    -> CAS-WP No 2-13 (pdf)

    -> abstract (pdf)

  • James Dorson:  

The Aesthetics of Mastery.
American Literary Naturalism and the Cultural Foundations of Bureaucracy

   -> CAS-WP No 1-13 (pdf)

   -> abstract (pdf)

  • Philipp Altmann:

The Concept of Interculturality in Ecuador.
Development and Importance for its Agents

    -> CAS-WP No 1-12 (pdf)

    -> abstract (pdf) 


  • Britta Rutert / Hansjörg Dilger / Gilbert Motlalepula Matsabisa:

Bioprospecting in South Africa: Opportunities and Challenges in the Global Knowledge Economy - a Field in the Becoming

-> CAS-WP No 1-11 (pdf)

-> abstract (pdf)


  • Arnd Bauerkämper:

Von der bürgerlichen Gesellschaft zur Zivilgesellschaft.
Überlegungen zu den Trägern und zur Handlungspraxis sozialen Engagements am Beispiel Deutschlands im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert in globalhistorischer Perspektive

-> CAS-WP No 1-10 (pdf)

-> abstract (pdf)


  • Martin A. Hainz:

Die Czernowitzer

-> CAS-WP No 1-09 (pdf)

-> abstract (pdf)


  • Kazuo Ogoura:

 Japan’s Postwar Cultural Diplomacy

-> CAS-WP No 1-08 (pdf)

-> abstract (pdf)