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Bunzl, Matti 1971-

Works: 39 works in 138 publications in 5 languages and 6,798 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Exhibition catalogs  Art 
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Most widely held works by Matti Bunzl
Symptoms of modernity : Jews and queers in late-twentieth-century Vienna by Matti Bunzl( )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and German and held by 2,319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1990s, Vienna's Jews and queers abandoned their clandestine existence and emerged into the city's public sphere in unprecedented numbers. 'Symptoms of Modernity' traces this development in the context of Central European history
Worldly provincialism : German anthropology in the age of empire( )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 1,943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Worldly Provincialism introduces readers to the intellectual history that drove the emergence of German anthropology. Drawing on the most recent work on the history of the discipline, the contributors rethink the historical and cultural connections between German anthropology, colonialism, and race. By showing that German intellectual traditions differed markedly from those of Western Europe, they challenge the prevalent assumption that Europeans abroad shared a common cultural code and behaved similarly toward non-Europeans. The eloquent and well-informed essays in this volume demonstrate that early German anthropology was fueled by more than a simple colonialist drive. Rather, a wide range of intellectual history shaped the Germans' rich and multifarious interest in the cultures, religions, physiognomy, physiology, and history of non-Europeans, and gave rise to their desire to connect with the wider world. Furthermore, this volume calls for a more nuanced understanding of Germany's standing in postcolonial studies. In contrast to the prevailing view of German imperialism as a direct precursor to Nazi atrocities, this volume proposes a key insight that goes to the heart of German historiography: There is no clear trajectory to be drawn from the complex ideologies of imperial anthropology to the race science embraced by the Nazis. Instead of relying on a nineteenth-century explanation for twentieth-century crimes, this volume ultimately illuminates German ethnology and anthropology as local phenomena, best approached in terms of their own worldly provincialism. H. Glenn Penny is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. Matti Bunzl Assistant Professor of Anthropology and History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Buying freedom : the ethics and economics of slave redemption by Matti Bunzl( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"If "slavery" is defined broadly to include bonded child labor and forced prostitution, there are upward of 25 million slaves in the world today. Individuals and groups are freeing some slaves by buying them from their enslavers. But slave redemption is as controversial today as it was in pre-Civil War America. In Buying Freedom, Kwame Anthony Appiah and Martin Bunzl bring together economists, anthropologists, historians, and philosophers for the first comprehensive examination of the practical and ethical implications of slave redemption. While recognizing the obvious virtue of the desire to buy the freedom of slaves, the contributors ask difficult and troubling questions: Does redeeming slaves actually increase the demand for--and so the number of--slaves? And what about cases where it is far from clear that redemption will improve the material condition, or increase the real freedom, of a slave?"--Publisher description
Time and the other : how anthropology makes its object by Johannes Fabian( )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Time and the Other is a classic work that upended the relationship between anthropologists and their subjects and reoriented the approach literary critics, philosophers, and historians took to the study of humankind. Johannes Fabian challenges the assumption that anthropologists live in the?here and now," that their objects live in the?there and then," and that the?other" exists in a time not contemporary with our own. He finds in the history of anthropology the emergence, transformation, and differentiation of a variety of uses of time that set specific parameters between power and in
Altering states : ethnographies of transition in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The context of explanation by Matti Bunzl( Book )

14 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book Martin Bunzl considers the prospects for a general and comprehensive account of explanation, given the variety of interests that prompt explanations in science. Bunzl argues that any successful account of explanation must deal with two very different contexts - one static and one dynamic. Traditionally, theories of explanation have been built for the former of these two contexts. That is to say, they are designed to show how it is that a 'finished' body of scientific knowledge can be put to explanatory use. But finished sciences are few and far between. Real 'explanation' also occurs in a dynamical context in which questions are asked and answers are given as theories are in the process of being constructed. Here, Bunzl argues that attending to explanation produced under these dynamic circumstances undermines prominent features of the theory of explanation produced in the traditional static context
Anti-semitism and Islamophobia : hatreds old and new in Europe by Matti Bunzl( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The apparent resurgence of hostility against Jews has been a prominent theme in recent discussions of Europe. At the same time, the adversities of the continent's Muslim populations have received increasing attention as well. In this pamphlet, Matti Bunzl offers a historical and cultural clarification of the key terms in this debate. He argues against the common impulse to analogize anti-Semitism and Islamophobia. Instead, he offers a framework that locates the two phenomena in different projects of exclusion. Anti-Semitism was invented in the late nineteenth century to police the ethnically pure nation-state; Islamophobia, by contrast, is a phenomenon of the present, marshaled to safeguard a supranational Europe. Whereas traditional anti-Semitism has run its historical course with the supercession of the nation-state, Islamophobia threatens to become the defining condition of the new Europe."--Jacket
On the social life of postsocialism : memory, consumption, Germany by Daphne Berdahl( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

4e de couv.: Anthropologist Daphne Berdahl was one of the leading scholars of the transition from state socialism to capitalism in central and eastern Europe. From her pathbreaking ethnography of a former East German border village in the aftermath of German reunification, to her insightful analyses of consumption, nostalgia - Trabant and other things - , and citizenship in the early 21st century, Berdahl's writings probe the contradictions, paradoxes, and ambiguities of postsocialism as few observers have done. This volume brings together her essays, from an early study of memory at the Vietnam War memorial in Washington, D.C., to research on consumption and citizenship undertaken in Leipzig in the years before her untimely death. It serves as a superb introduction to the development of the field of postsocialist cultural studies
In search of a lost avant-garde : an anthropologist investigates the contemporary art museum by Matti Bunzl( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2008, anthropologist Matti Bunzl was given rare access to observe the curatorial department of Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art. For five months, he sat with the institution's staff, witnessing firsthand what truly goes on behind the scenes at a contemporary art museum. From fund-raising and owner loans to museum-artist relations to the immense effort involved in safely shipping sixty works from twenty-seven lenders in fourteen cities and five countries, Bunzl's 'In search of a lost avant-garde' illustrates the inner workings of one of Chicago's premier cultural institutions. Bunzl's ethnography is designed to show how a commitment to the avant-garde can come into conflict with an imperative for growth, leading to the abandonment of the new and difficult in favor of the entertaining and profitable. Jeff Koons, whose massive retrospective debuted during Bunzl's research, occupies a central place in his book and exposes the anxieties caused by such seemingly pornographic work as the infamous Made in Heaven series. Featuring cameos by other leading artists, including Liam Gillick, Jenny Holzer, Karen Kilimnik, and Tino Sehgal, the drama Bunzl narrates is palpable and entertaining and sheds an altogether new light on the contemporary art boom
Andreas Groll : Wiens erster moderner Fotograf; 1812-1872; [21. Oktober 2015 bis 10. Jänner 2016] by Andreas Groll( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in German and Czech and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andreas Groll (1812-1872) was Vienna’s first professional photographer to make a lasting impact. Among the rapidly growing group of men who earned their livelihood with camera in hand, he was the first to whom a major oeuvre can be attributed with certainty. Groll worked continuously between 1842 and 1871. His pictures of buildings and cityscapes were taken at places across Vienna and on extensive journeys between Prague and Krakow, Regensburg and the Banat region, along the tracks of the newly-built railway line between Vienna and Salzburg and at Rosenberg castle in southern Bohemia. The publication and the exhibition, which have been developed in collaboration with the Bonartes Foundation and Wien Museum, show noteworthy highlights of his work for the first time. 00Exhibition: Wien Museum Karlsplatz, Vienna, Austria (21.10.2015-10.01.2016)
From silence to defiance : Jews and queers in contemporary Vienna by Matti Bunzl( )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Expressiv, Neusachlich, Verboten - Hagenbund und seine Künstler, Wien 1900-1938 by Peter Chrastek( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wo Dinge wohnen Das Phänomen Selfstorage by Klaus Pichler( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Welche Dinge heben wir auf, welche geben wir weg? Darüber entscheidet nicht nur der praktische oder emotionale Wert eines Gegenstands, sondern auch der vorhandene Platz zur Aufbewahrung ? vor allem in der Stadt, wo Stauraum im eigenen Wohngebäude immer knapper wird. Selfstorage-Anbieter mit ihren Lagerabteilen versprechen eine Lösung des Problems. In den 1960er-Jahren in den USA entwickelt, wird das Geschäftsmodell der 'Selbstlagerung' seit den 1990er-Jahren auch im deutschsprachigen Raum populär. Angebot und Nachfrage wachsen in den Grossstädten rasant ? so auch in Wien, das hier als Fallbeispiel dient.0Ausgehend von der zunehmenden Bedeutung, die Selfstorage-Räume für das oft temporäre Auslagern persönlicher Gegenstände gewinnen, fragt das Buch nach den Gründen und Rahmenbedingungen dieses Phänomens ? und danach, was Selfstorage über gegenwärtige Stadtentwicklung erzählt. Welche Rolle spielen dabei steigende Wohnungskosten bei geringeren Wohnflächen? Wie wirken sich beschleunigte Lebensstile und wachsende Anforderungen an Mobilität und Flexibilität aus? Wie verhalten sich die Architekturen der Lagerhäuser zum Stadtraum? Und welche Lebensentwürfe und biografischen Einschnitte spiegeln sich in der Nutzung von Selfstorage-Depots?
Between anti-Semitism and Islamophobia : some thoughts on the new Europe by Matti Bunzl( )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Growing cotton: Household negotiations in export-oriented agriculture in Africa, Burkina Faso by Batamaka Some( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conventional knowledge assumes that production of cash/export crops jeopardizes household food crop production in developing economies, and above all, mars women⁰́₉s potential for economic autonomy. In Southwest Burkina Faso, observations in cotton-producing households appear to challenge such assumptions. Cotton is the driver of food crop production; and members of cotton farming households operate within a framework of negotiations and bargaining to attain production objectives. Still more, some developments in the cotton sector opened unexpected avenues for some women, in Southwest Burkina, to produce cotton independently from the conventional cotton farms owned by the male head of household. This dissertation asks why some smallholder farmers in Southwest Burkina choose to grow cotton in addition to commonly grown food-crops, and how this impacts relations between spouses, and parents and children within the household. It reaches the conclusion that a host of complex factors influence smallholder farmers⁰́₉ decision to produce cotton, which requires looking beyond the need for greater cash incomes. The research methodology combines participant observations, informal interviews, conversations, focus groups, life histories, and social interactions, with formal surveying methods. This study contributes to ongoing theoretical debates on intrahousehold relations, and women⁰́₉s access to resources in a growing cash crop economy in Africa, and the Global South. It also revisits the discussions phrased in terms of agency and rationality in actions among farming households. More broadly, it can contribute to reconcile cash and food cropping, and suggest tools for the economic empowerment of rural women through their full integration in cash farming
Andreas Groll : neznámý fotograf 1812-1872 by Elke Doppler-Wagner( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in Czech and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Postcolonial studies and beyond by Ania Loomba( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This interdisciplinary volume attempts to expand the temporal and geographic agenda of postcolonial studies
Expressionism, new objectivity and prohibition : Hagenbund and its artists, Vienna 1900-1938 by Peter Chrastek( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Borderline Europeans : European Union citizenship on the Polish-German frontier by Andrew D Asher( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on 18 months of ethnographic fieldwork conducted between 2003 and 2006 in the border cities of Slubice, Poland and Frankfurt(Oder), Germany, this dissertation is an examination of the meanings and practices of the European Union's transnational citizenship policies. By documenting the everyday negotiations, interactions, and reflections of life on the Polish-German border, this study chronicles both the successes and failures of European Union citizenship at the local level, and focuses particularly on how various social groups experience European Union citizenship in disparate ways, how the performance of citizenship contributes to the formation of transnational public spaces and identities, and how the tension between the legal and cultural elements of European Union citizenship profoundly structures local citizenship practice. The key intervention of this study is the observation that even as European Union policies aimed at creating deterritorialized economic, social, and political spaces expand supranational citizenship rights and privileges, hierarchies of value embedded within these policies grant rights differentially to individuals and groups in ways that are often linked to ethnicity and nationality. This dissertation therefore argues that despite European Union policymakers' efforts to create a hybridized "European" identity that might transcend historical conflicts and divisions, the processes they are using to pursue this goal are simultaneously generating new forms of difference and inequality
Worldly Provincialism: German Anthropology in the Age of Empire (Social history, popular culture, and politics in Germany) by Matti Bunzl( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Symptoms of modernity : Jews and queers in late-twentieth-century Vienna
Worldly provincialism : German anthropology in the age of empireBuying freedom : the ethics and economics of slave redemptionTime and the other : how anthropology makes its objectAltering states : ethnographies of transition in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet UnionThe context of explanationAnti-semitism and Islamophobia : hatreds old and new in EuropeOn the social life of postsocialism : memory, consumption, GermanyPostcolonial studies and beyond
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Bunzl, Martin

Matti Bunzl antropólogo austríaco

Matti Bunzl antropólogu austriacu

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Matti Bunzl Austrian anthropologist

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