Gelehrtenleben

Wissenschaftspraxis in der Neuzeit

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Author: Alf Lüdtke,Reiner Prass

Publisher: Böhlau Verlag Köln Weimar

ISBN: 9783412219062

Category: Intellectuals

Page: 280

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Order of Rituals

The Interpretation of Everyday Life

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Author: Hans-Georg Soeffner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351293745

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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To those still accustomed to seeing social order depicted in classes, strata, central groups, or institutions, and who measure and classify the social world according to "centers" and "margins," modern society presents itself as ambiguous and unmanageable. This is not unprecedented. Human societies often discover themselves in situations in which the traditional grids of order and stratification lose their value and fail to serve as guideposts for individuals. In The Order of Rituals, Hans-Georg Soeffner aims to answer the question: Through what efforts of order and orientation are loosely organized societies like ours held together? Soeffner focuses on symbolic forms of self-presentation that bring focus and clarity to our lives, such as emblems, fashions, styles, and symbols. As these replace old orders of classes or strata, there is a further consequence. Economically, culturally, and ethnically "mixed" societies not only return to specific visible forms of presentation, but also present themselves and their worldviews as a public stage of life-styles, attitudes, and demeanor. Soeffner asserts that society preserves certain continuously handed-down forms of action and ritual as specific symbolic forms over a long period of time. The Order of Rituals describes these symbols and routines of everyday life in fascinating detail, coupled with thoughtful analysis. Sociologists, anthropologists, and philosophers will all benefit immensely from this book.

Modes of Thought

A Study in the Anthropology of Law and Religion

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Author: Wolfgang Fikentscher

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161479137

Category: Philosophy

Page: 633

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Organizational Cultures of Remembrance

Exploring the Relationships between Memory, Identity, and Image in an Automobile Company

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Author: Daniel Mai

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110420686

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 395

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In a business world predominantly oriented toward the future, it has paradoxically become ever more common that companies turn towards their pasts. This book empirically explores the phenomenon of organizational remembrance from a holistic cultural perspective. Based on a twelve-month ethnographic case study conducted at the headquarters of the German automobile company, AUDI AG, this study dissects the relationships between memory, identity, and image in a corporate setting. The greater aim in doing so is twofold: First, this study examines exactly why and how a company officially manages its past in terms of ‘history’ and ‘tradition.’ And second, this study scrutinizes what effect organizational remembrance has on the workforce – how it impacts their collective identification with a corporate community and influences their understanding of their daily working life. By investigating the interplay between different stakeholder groups, as well as their practices, media, mental models, and other vehicles of remembrance, an integrated account is offered which makes sense of the complex cultural forces at work in the corporate handling of the past, the present, and the future.

Anthropos

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Publisher: N.A

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Category: Ethnology

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Paideuma

Mitteilungen zur Kulturkunde

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Category: Ethnology

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KulturPoetik

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Publisher: N.A

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Category: Civilization

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