Formen der Aneignung des Fremden
Editors: Boris Zizek, Hanna N. Piepenbring
Universitätsverlag WINTER, Heidelberg
1. Edition, 2020; 180 Pages
Hardcover / also avaiable as eBook
Being foreign is a quality that is experienced and defined by the subject and is culturally embedded. When confronted with the unfamiliar, the subject finds itself in a field of tension - between what has been experienced and learned and a new impression that still seems unexplained or alien and must first be appropriated. This concerns both the aspects of the actual construction as well as the reconstruction of the physical and social reality in which the subject has always been embedded.
This interdisciplinary volume asks from social, educational, psychological, linguistic and historical perspectives how differently starting points of the subjects, their interests and their competencies affect the appropriation of the foreign. Furthermore, it examines how the subjects shape these processes and give them meaning. The enormous complexity of the socially embedded process of appropriation becomes clear in theoretical debates and empirical case studies. The international contributions are written in German and English.
Contributing writers: Boris Zizek, Hanna N. Piepenbring, Thomas Ertl, Markus Mayer, Ferdinand Zehentreiter, Heesoon Bai, Anna Katharina Kirchner, Kellen Mrkva, Darcia Narvaez, Jaspal Naveel Singh, Stefan Kutzner, Detlef Garz, Avraham Cohen, Sean Park