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Miller-Idriss, Cynthia

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Works: 22 works in 68 publications in 1 language and 2,011 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Documentary films  Internet videos  Nonfiction television programs  Academic theses  Nonfiction films  Bibliography  Short films 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Cynthia Miller-Idriss
Cross-cultural communication : how culture affects communication( Visual )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Issues in cross-cultural communication are examined including public behavior, taboos, power, stereotyping, time conceptualization, socialization, direct and indirect communication and high context versus low context cultures
The extreme gone mainstream : commercialization and far right youth culture in Germany by Cynthia Miller-Idriss( Book )

14 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The past decade has witnessed a steady increase in far right politics, social movements, and extremist violence in Europe. Scholars and policymakers have struggled to understand the causes and dynamics that have made the far right so appealing to so many people-in other words, that have made the extreme more mainstream. In this book, Cynthia Miller-Idriss examines how extremist ideologies have entered mainstream German culture through commercialized products and clothing laced with extremist, anti-Semitic, racist, and nationalist coded symbols and references. Drawing on a unique digital archive of thousands of historical and contemporary images, as well as scores of interviews with young people and their teachers in two German vocational schools with histories of extremist youth presence, Miller-Idriss shows how this commercialization is part of a radical transformation happening today in German far right youth subculture. She describes how these young people have gravitated away from the singular, hard-edged skinhead style in favor of sophisticated and fashionable commercial brands that deploy coded extremist symbols. Virtually indistinguishable in style from other popular clothing, the new brands desensitize far right consumers to extremist ideas and dehumanize victims
Blood and culture : youth, right-wing extremism, and national belonging in contemporary Germany by Cynthia Miller-Idriss( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over the past decade, immigration and globalization have significantly altered Europe's cultural and ethnic landscape, foregrounding questions of national belonging. In Blood and Culture, Cynthia Miller-Idriss provides a rich ethnographic analysis of how patterns of national identity are constructed and transformed across generations. Drawing on research she conducted at German vocational schools between 1999 and 2004, Miller-Idriss examines how the working-class students and their middle-class, college-educated teachers wrestle with their different views about citizenship and national pride. The cultural and demographic trends in Germany are broadly indicative of those underway throughout Europe, yet the country's role in the Second World War and the Holocaust makes national identity, and particularly national pride, a difficult issue for Germans. Because the vocational-school teachers are mostly members of a generation that came of age in the 1960s and 1970s and hold their parents' generation responsible for National Socialism, many see national pride as symptomatic of fascist thinking. Their students, on the other hand, want to take pride in being German."--Book cover
Seeing the world : how US universities make knowledge in a global era by Mitchell L Stevens( )

7 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U.S. research universities have long endeavored to be cosmopolitan places, yet the disciplines of economics, political science, and sociology have remained stubbornly parochial. Despite decades of government and philanthropic investment in international scholarship, the most prestigious academic departments still favor research and expertise on the United States. Why? Seeing the World answers this question by examining university research centers that focus on the Middle East and related regional area studies.Drawing on candid interviews with scores of top scholars and university leaders to understand how international inquiry is perceived and valued inside the academy, Seeing the World explains how intense competition for tenure-line appointments encourages faculty to pursue "American" projects that are most likely to garner professional advancement. At the same time, constrained by tight budgets at home, university leaders eagerly court patrons and clients worldwide but have a hard time getting departmental faculty to join the program. Together these dynamics shape how scholarship about the rest of the world evolves. At once a work-and-occupations study of scholarly disciplines, an essay on the formal organization of knowledge, and an inquiry into the fate of area studies, Seeing the World is a must-read for anyone who cares about the future of knowledge in a global era
Middle East studies for the new millennium : infrastructures of knowledge by Seteney Shami( )

10 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few world regions today are of more pressing social and political interest than the Middle East: hardly a day has passed in the last decade without events there making global news. Understanding the region has never been more important, yet the field of Middle East studies in the United States is in flux, enmeshed in ongoing controversies about the relationship between knowledge and power, the role of the federal government at universities, and ways of knowing "other" cultures and places. Assembling a wide range of scholars immersed in the transformations of their disciplines and the study of this world region, Middle East Studies for the New Millennium explores the big-picture issues affecting the field, from the geopolitics of knowledge production to structural changes in the university to broader political and public contexts. Tracing the development of the field from the early days of the American university to the "Islamophobia" of the present day, this book explores Middle East studies as a discipline and, more generally, its impact on the social sciences and academia. Topics include how different disciplines engage with Middle East scholars, how American universities teach Middle East studies and related fields, and the relationship between scholarship and U.S.-Arab relations, among others. Middle East Studies for the New Millennium presents a comprehensive, authoritative overview of how this crucial field of academic inquiry came to be and where it is going next. --
Gender and the radical and extreme right : mechanisms of transmission and the role of educational interventions( Book )

3 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nationalism by Cynthia Miller-Idriss( )

in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicle of a choice foretold: The high school choice experiences of Latino immigrant and native-born youth and their families in comparative perspective by Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Findings indicated that on average, children of immigrant mothers from Latin America engaged in the process of choosing high schools in different and decidedly less rigorous ways than third generation or higher students and those born to Asian immigrant mothers. On average, they relied on fewer information sources, attended fewer open houses and fairs, and were less likely to consider academic factors when choosing schools. Both academic achievement and academic track also proved to be salient factors in predicting students' approaches to high school choice. Parent interviews depicted the extent to which the NYCDOE's expectations of parental participation in the application process were alternately misaligned or highly consonant with different parents' behaviors, perceptions, and values. Ultimately, the study's findings indicate that the expectations of parental knowledge and involvement embedded in the district choice policy serve to disadvantage low-income children of Latin American immigrants, and thus, call into question the possibility of achieving equitable access to high quality education through the current school choice policy in New York City
School or madrassa? Parents' choice and the failure of state-run education in Pakistan by Jehanzaib Khan( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two major assumptions have dominated much of the discourse on Islamic schools in Pakistan since the rise of the Taliban in the 1990s and following the US attack on Afghanistan in October 2001. First, the Pakistani state-run education system is failing. Because of the poor quality of education at public schools, parents choose to send their children to attend madrassas. Second, madrassas produce religious militancy, threatening Pakistani and global security. My study focuses on this first assumption and explores the extent to which parents' decisions to send their children to madrassas is explained by their educational, rather than religious, motivations given the poor state of public education
Learning to belong : citizenship, schooling and national identity in contemporary Germany by Cynthia Miller-Idriss( )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The globalization of internationalization : emerging voices and perspectives by Hans de Wit( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combining diverse perspectives from around the world, this new volume in the Internationalization in Higher Education series seeks answers to key questions such as: What are the main characteristics of internationalization viewed from different cultural and regional backgrounds and how do they differ from traditional models such as in Western Europe, North America and Australasia? What issues in different global contexts have an impact on internationalization processes? What are the key challenges and obstacles encountered in developing innovative and non-traditional models of internationalization? With contributions from world-renowned international authors, and perspectives from countries and contexts seen only rarely in the literature, the book offers overviews and insights while exploring a range of thematic and regional issues arising from these considerations. [Publisher website, ed]
The Ralph J. Bunche Library speaker: Cynthia Miller-Idriss, "The Extreme Gone Mainstream : Commercialization and Far Right Youth Culture in Germany" by Cynthia Miller-Idriss( Visual )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"The past decade has witnessed a steady increase in far right politics, social movements, and extremist violence in Europe. Scholars and policymakers have struggled to understand the causes and dynamics that have made the far right so appealing to so many people-in other words, that have made the extreme more mainstream. In this book, Cynthia Miller-Idriss examines how extremist ideologies have entered mainstream German culture through commercialized products and clothing laced with extremist, anti-Semitic, racist, and nationalist coded symbols and references. Drawing on a unique digital archive of thousands of historical and contemporary images, as well as scores of interviews with young people and their teachers in two German vocational schools with histories of extremist youth presence, Miller-Idriss shows how this commercialization is part of a radical transformation happening today in German far right youth subculture. She describes how these young people have gravitated away from the singular, hard-edged skinhead style in favor of sophisticated and fashionable commercial brands that deploy coded extremist symbols. Virtually indistinguishable in style from other popular clothing, the new brands desensitize far right consumers to extremist ideas and dehumanize victims"--Publisher's description
Academic Internationalism U.S. Universities in Transition by Mitchell L Stevens( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Despite wide consensus among higher education leaders that U.S. universities are undergoing a process of "globalization," there is little agreement about just what globalization means, what propels it, or what intellectual, political, and ethical consequences it will bring for American higher education. There is little systematic empirical research on the range of things often described by the term globalization: the proliferation of satellite campuses and cooperative agreements between schools; the growing scale and complexity of student flows across national borders; the diffusion of institutional and curricular norms; and the "internationalization" of instructional programs, to name just a few. There is no clear social science research agenda or intellectual framework for assessing the globalization of U.S. higher education. This report describes a research project currently underway at the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) that places this predicament into historical and institutional context. Funded by multiple grants from the U.S. Department of Education International Research and Studies Program, the project is a mixed-methods study of how American universities currently organize research and instruction regarding several adjacent world regions: the Middle East, South Asia, Russia/Eurasia, and Central Asia. The project focuses on: (1) the relationship between area study programs and center; (2) the varied relationships that social science and humanities faculty have with area studies initiatives; (3) the role of language instruction generally, and specifically Title VI-funded language instruction, in the organization of university-based research and teaching; and (4) how the study of trans-regional and trans-disciplinary phenomena is accommodated within an academic infrastructure organized by region and discipline. Two consultation meetings with senior faculty and administrators from universities from across the United States at the SSRC headquarters in New York City on October 14 and 17, 2008. At each meeting attendees were provided with a broad introduction to the project's scope and design; a glimpse of empirical findings from preliminary analyses of the SSRC's data; and an overview of the theoretical equipment they are using to connect their findings with larger discussions about U.S. universities' international activities more generally. This report provides a brief summary of the initial project and the discussions of it in New York; outlines the benchmark insights that will inform SSRC's analysis going forward; and sketches their ambitions for the future of the project. The following are appended: (1) Overview of Project Methods, Research Design, & Data Collection; (2) Senior Project Staff; (3) Participants in the October 2008 Consultations; and (4) General Schedule of the 14 & 17 October Meetings. (Contains 3 footnotes.)
Pioneers of the global university: Participant experience and study abroad in Midwestern public higher education from the Cold War to the present by Karleigh Koster( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

For decades, scholars, public figures, and university authorities have maintained that overseas educational programs both enrich the individual experience of students and contribute to international diplomacy by reducing conflict. Much of this scholarship argues in favor of the central role that higher education institutions should play, with frequent references to study abroad. This dissertation examines study abroad programs of public universities in the American Midwest in the first two decades of the Cold War. It investigates micro-level student experience and its relationship to macro-level policy through an exploration of first-hand accounts by participants in four Cold War-era study abroad programs at public universities in America's heartland. During this time, university study abroad--formerly the territory of East Coast private schools--was re-imagined in the Midwest, and participating Midwestern institutions expanded international programs, taking them in new directions and challenging the then-dominant East Coast narrative. Bringing study abroad to the Midwest and reinterpreting it for new populations meant that institutions thus broadened an increasingly-important component of higher education that had previously been localized in a distinct region and distinct class. Analyzing Cold War study abroad at Midwestern universities in particular offers two important avenues of inquiry. First, this study contributes to scholarship on the postwar democratization of higher education, specifically as exercised in internationalization, arguing that the Midwest was the beginning of the global dimension of postwar higher education expansion. Second, this study confronts the stereotyped idea of the Midwest as an isolationist region, and offers a counterpoint to a narrative that locates innovation in East Coast and private institutions and excludes the public universities of the Heartland
The Ralph Bunche Library presents: Cynthia Miller-Idriss, "Middle East Studies for the New Millennium : Infrastructures of Knowledge" by Cynthia Miller-Idriss( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Few world regions today are of more pressing social and political interest than the Middle East: hardly a day has passed in the last decade without events there making global news. Understanding the region has never been more important, yet the field of Middle East studies in the United States is in flux, enmeshed in ongoing controversies about the relationship between knowledge and power, the role of the federal government at universities, and ways of knowing "other" cultures and places. Assembling a wide range of scholars immersed in the transformations of their disciplines and the study of this world region, Middle East Studies for the New Millennium explores the big-picture issues affecting the field, from the geopolitics of knowledge production to structural changes in the university to broader political and public contexts. Tracing the development of the field from the early days of the American university to the "Islamophobia" of the present day, this book explores Middle East studies as a discipline and, more generally, its impact on the social sciences and academia. Topics include how different disciplines engage with Middle East scholars, how American universities teach Middle East studies and related fields, and the relationship between scholarship and U.S.-Arab relations, among others. Middle East Studies for the New Millennium presents a comprehensive, authoritative overview of how this crucial field of academic inquiry came to be and where it is going next"--Publisher's description
Migration and schooling: the case of transnational students in Puebla, Mexico by Alicia Adriana Alcantara-Hewitt( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

While many teachers believed that migration meant the abandonment of education, most transnational parents viewed migration as a strategy to improve their children's education, and were critical of Acatlan schools. Parents with stronger transnational ties were more likely to consider going back to New York, partly for their children's schooling. Half of the students interviewed also hoped to continue their education in the U.S. These findings indicate that children are not mere luggage on migrants' journeys, but rather key factors in the maintenance of transnationalism. Findings on the educational aspirations of bi-national students and their potential future trajectories highlight the need for more targeted educational support for these students
The International Infrastructure of Area Studies Centers( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Existing studies of the internationalization of higher education have detailed the broad contours of change in the new "global" era, but they have told us much less about the individuals and processes underpinning these transformations. Moreover, they tend to treat internationalization as a recent or new phenomenon. There have been prior waves of internationalization in the American academy, however, and their institutional structures continue to endure. Area studies centers—institutionalized on U.S. campuses during the Cold War to train international experts and promote world knowledge—offer one such example, as their practices continue alongside those associated with the current wave of internationalization. Drawing on a long-term study of area studies centers housed at the U.S. Social Science Research Council (SSRC), we suggest that the international infrastructure that supports their operation, and the experiences of faculty and administrators associated with them, are instructive for those engaged in other university internationalization efforts today
Book Review: Hate Spin: The Manufacture of Religious Offense and Its Threat to Democracy( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Giving voice to a generation : the role of the peer group in the identity development of Jewish adolescents in the United States by David Bryfman( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Through an exploration of these Jewish teenagers' narratives and the various settings in which they are located, this study contributes to our broader conceptions of adolescence, socialization and identity. This dissertation highlights an ethno-religious group that, like several others in the United States, is struggling to remain relevant to its younger population. It concludes by suggesting several implications and recommendations that educators and communities should consider, in order to engage, educate and socialize teenagers, both within their institutions and society at large
Political and citizenship education : international perspectives( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This volume examines both concepts and realities of citizenship education from various international and research perspectives. It is divided into two main sections. The first group of chapters are all by researchers closely associated with the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) study into citizenship education and focus on the findings reported in the study as well as on the processes of the study itself and the indications for the future. The second group of chapters in this volume report on research projects and complement the insights of the first group of chapters. Whereas Part One involves broadly quantitative empirical data, Part Two features chapters with a more qualitative approach. [p.7, ed]
 
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