Cultural Studies

Tectum’s collection of cultural studies publications encompasses all areas of cultural studies. In addition to ethnology, folklore and anthropology, there is a special focus on historical cultural studies and cultural history. A further focus is on popular culture and the study of contemporary media as well as cultural education. This is also reflected in our series of publications. The series ‘kommunikation & kultur’ (communication & culture), for example, combines the methods of cultural studies with those of communication studies. The series ‘Kulturanalysen’ (Cultural Analyses) focuses on the consequences of social inequality, gender and media analyses, while contributions on cultural studies’ contextualisation of literary studies appear in ‘Literatur – Kultur – Text’ (Literature—Culture—Text).

Publication Series

Culture Analyses
Original title: Kulturanalysen (only available in German)
Edited by Prof. Dr Ulrike Prokop

The series brings together selected academic contributions on depth hermeneutics. It emerged from the journal of the same name published by the Alfred Lorenzer Society in Marburg and presents political and social topics from a psychoanalytical perspective. Focal points include media analysis, gender, consequences of social inequality, migration, xenophobia. In the tradition of critical theory, the series aims to promote social criticism, self-reflection and commitment to anti-capitalist utopias.

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kommunikation & kultur
Edited by Prof. Dr. Hermann Haarmann and PD Dr. Falko Schmieder

kommunikation & kultur is a leading voice on discussions and debates on the prevailing connection between communication and culture and approaches the topic from a theoretical and historical perspective. Its aim is to introduce readers to methods and theories from Cultural Studies. In doing so, the authors touch on the shared history and academic approaches between the two disciplines.

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KONTEXT: Kunst – Vermittlung – Kulturelle Bildung
Edited by Prof. Dr. Jutta Ströter-Bender

Articles on art and culturally responsive paedagogy from the education and research lab, Kunstvermittlung und kulturelles Erbe (University of Paderborn). Basic concepts are supplemented by introductions to lesser-known subject areas, which educators are encouraged to integrate into their lesson plan. Concrete suggestions, tips and tricks on how to incorporate art, culture, heritage and cultural diversity into lessons is useful for educators in related sectors and educators from other subject areas alike.

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Landauer Lecture Series on Cultural and Social History
Original title: Landauer Beiträge zur Kultur- und Sozialgeschichte
Edited by Prof. Dr. Werner Sesselmeier

An integral part of the university’s event calendar, the lecture series by the Department of Cultural Studies and Social Sciences at the University of Koblenz-Landau cover a broad range of disciplines: Modern Languages, Art, Music, Theology, Sociology, Political Science and Economics. Each session, a particular discipline is examined in relation to the other disciplines. Participation is actively encouraged, which has often given rise to lively discussions. The Landauer Beiträge zur Kultur- und Sozialgeschichten (Landauer Lecture Series on Cultural and Social History) is a documentation of these lectures, engaging the reader with its exuberance and unique interdisciplinary perspectives.

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A Tectum Publication: Ethnology
Published by Tectum Verlag

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Young Academics: American Studies

Characterised by a high degree of interdisciplinarity, the Young Academics: American Studies focuses on the politics, literature, culture, geography, history and society of North America. By drawing upon their interconnectedness, the reader gains a comprehensive understanding of cultural values and traditions, American self-perception and the opportunities and difficulties of a pluralistic society.

Published by Tectum Verlag, the Young Academics series provides young authors the opportunity to contribute their research to scholarly discourse and gain visibility within the wider research community.

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Young Academics: Cultural Studies

The series features outstanding theses in cultural studies. The authors examine culture and cultural practices from diverse perspectives with links to neighbouring disciplines. In addition to historical cultural studies and cultural history, the focus is on popular culture and cultural education. The authors address highly topical cultural developments and challenges; for example, by exploring the influence of new technologies and the mutual influence of media and culture.

Published by Tectum Verlag, the Young Academics series provides young authors the opportunity to contribute their research to scholarly discourse and gain visibility within the wider research community.

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Young Academics: Der Nahe Osten in der Weltgesellschaft
Edited by: Prof. Dr. Thomas Demmelhuber and Dr. Jörn Thielmann

The series deals with the region of the Near and Middle East from an interdisciplinary social science perspective. Complementing the sister series “Middle Eastern Studies. Middle Eastern Studies” (Nomos), this Young Academics series includes only outstanding theses by Master’s students from Islamic/Middle Eastern-related programmes. Additions from related subjects such as cultural and social geography, jurisprudence and social and cultural anthropology are also included. In addition to the empirical recording and theoretical reflection of current processes of change, the focus is also on questions of contemporary history on topics from politics, economics, society and culture as well as postcolonial knowledge production. The editors of the publication series do not understand the region as a closed unit, but strive in particular to depict the mutual integration into world society and the resulting local, national, regional and international interconnections.

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