Global Humanities 1 (2015), 1

Titel der Ausgabe 
Global Humanities 1 (2015), 1
Weiterer Titel 
On the Correlation of Center and Periphery

Berlin 2015: Neofelis Verlag
is published biannual
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Global Humanities – Studies in Histories, Cultures, and Societies
Neofelis Verlag, Kuglerstraße 59, 10439 Berlin, <>
Ermel, Annika

The analysis of the relationship between center and periphery is one of many theoretical approaches found in all fields of the Humanities. We therefore found it to be a suitable topic for the initial issue of the journal. Looking at this special relationship from several disciplinary perspectives is an effective methodology for establishing connections between various fields of study. Consequently the issue contains articles dealing with literature, movies, and other research approaches of the humanities. The historical perspective of cultural reception, the economic relationship between central and peripheral areas as well as the development of stereotypes as a consequence of the exchange between both areas are also part of the discussion.
The first issue of Global Humanities will therefore provide a broad outlook on the periphery-center relationship, giving the interested reader an insight into the different working fields of several disciplines within the Humanities. It furthermore can be considered an argument for strengthening interdisciplinary work in the future, highlighting the interconnectedness of history, literature, art, politics and many other disciplines.

With contributions by Liony Bauer, De-Valera N. Y. M. Botchway, Julia Brühne, Cathrin Cronjäger, Solveig Lena Hansen, Julia Harnoncourt, Henner Kropp, Ingo Löppenberg, Dina Mansour, Christoph Mohamad-Klotzbach, Oliver Schlenkrich, Jeffrey Shaw, Evangelidis Vasileios, and Kyle J. Wanberg.





Henner Kropp
Halfway around the World:
Russian America as a Part of the Russian Empire

Ingo Löppenberg
Their Knowledge about Arctic Nature:
The Utility of Indigenous Knowledge for German Polar Exploration and Knowledge of the Inuit in Imperial Germany

Dina Mansour
Stirring the “Mix”:
Gender and Religion within Islamic Contexts in Europe


Oliver Schlenkrich/Christoph Mohamad-Klotzbach
Open and Closed Electoral Autocracies in the (Semi-)Periphery from 1996 to 2010: Democratization and Foreign Aid Flows

Evangelidis Vasileios
Centers, Peripheries and Technical Progress

Jeffrey M. Shaw
Self-Transcendence in Thomas Merton, Reza Arasteh, and Daisetz Suzuki

Exploitation and Stereotypes

Julia Harnoncourt
Labor-Relations and the Periphery :
The Example of trabalho escravo in Pará (Brazil)

Liony Bauer
Can German Nationalism after WWII Be Characterized by the Concept of ‘Economic Securitization’? Case Study: Securitization of the Roma Minority

De-Valera N.Y.M. Botchway
Defiance, Rhetoric and Ideologies of Order, and the Rewriting of Colonial Historiography: An Exploration of Cultural Nationalism in Colonial and Post-Colonial Ghana


Solveig Lena Hansen/Cathrin Cronjäger
Transcending the Spatialized Other in and through Jeanette Winterson’s The Stone Gods

Kyle J. Wanberg
Disrupting the Center:
Toward a Theory of Global Aesthetics

Julia Brühne
A Revolutionary Myth: Border Crossing, Nostalgia and Identification in Robert Rodríguez’s Machete (2010)


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