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-108. Olick, Jeffrey K. »Collective Memory: The Two Cultures«. In: Sociological Theory 17.3, 1999, S. 333-348. Olick, Jeffrey K., Vered Vinitzky-Seroussi und Daniel Levy. »Introduction«. In:The Collective Memory Reader. Hg. J. K. Olick, V. Vinitzky-Seroussi und D. Levy. Ox- ford: Oxford University Press, 2011, S. 3-62. Oomes, Piet. Kinderjaren. Regie: Piet Oomes, 2005 [Dokumentarfilm]. Oostindie, Gert. Postcolonial Netherlands. Sixty-five Years of Forgetting, Commemorat- ing, Silencing. Übers. A. Howland. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2011. Oostindie, Gert

society, Weber’s sociological theory could not account for the different or alternative rationalizations that are increasingly coming to the fore in the history of so-called Third World societies as they evolve or construct their own moder- nities.” (ibid: 266-267, original emphasis) Garuba argues that animism can be understood as an alternative modernity which leads to “a continual re- enchantment of the world” (ibid: 265, original emphasis). He describes this re- enchantment as 3 Garuba does not

interdisciplinarity old news? A disciplined consider- ation of interdisciplinarity. In: British Journal of Sociology of Education 33, Nr. 1, S. 97–114. Bauman, Zygmunt (1991): A sociological theory of postmodernity. In: Thesis Eleven 29, S. 33–46. Berg, Charles (2003): Multilingual reading education: The role of grounded theory and collaborative research. In: Reading Research Quarterly 38, Nr. 1, S. 105–111. – (2007): The Luxembourg experience with the language policy profile. Présen- tation au Forum politique »The CEFR and development of language policies: Challenges and

Koedooder und ihres halbbrasilianischen Verwandten identitäts- stiftende Prozesse über Kategorien wie Sprachgebrauch, Etikette sowie Berufswahl 54 Vgl. Olick, Jeffrey K. »Collective Memory: The Two Cultures«. In: Sociological Theory 17.3, 1999, S. 333-348, hier S. 338. 55 Vgl. Assmann, Jan. »Collective Memory and Cultural Identity«. In: New German Critique 65, 1995, S. 125-133, hier S. 125. 56 Vgl. P. Emmer und J. Gommans. Rijk aan, S. 204-221. 7. Begehrensdreiecke 179 transportieren. Das postkoloniale Machtsgefälle wird in der Kurzgeschichte nicht aufgebrochen.57 Wie


sociology, represented by Norbert Elias and Pierre Bourdieu, in the field of literary and cultural studies in general and in (African) American Studies in particular. The question emerged, as so often happens in our field, out of serendipitous reading – suggested, in this case, by my husband, Bernhard Buschendorf. The “communicative enthusiasm” developed above all during the com- pact courses my husband and I would over many years jointly devise and teach, for instance, on “Key Concepts of Relational Thinking,” “Symbol Theories,” “Sociological Theories of Power

Autorinnen und Autoren Albrow, Martin, Professor emeritus for Social Sciences at the Roehampton Insti- tute in London. He held the Chair in Sociological Theory at the University of Wales in Cardiff and visiting positions at numerous institutions including the Eric Voegelin chair in Munich, and chairs at the London School of Economics, Stony Brook University, New York and the Beijing Foreign Studies University. His spe- cialties include social theory, organization theory, Max Weber’s thought, and he is internationally known for his pioneering work


Library of Congress. Stefanie Mueller received her PhD in American Studies from Goethe- Universität Frankfurt in 2011. She is the author of The Presence of the Past in the Novels of Toni Morrison (2013), which was nominated for the Toni Morrison Society Book Prize in 2015. The study explores Morrison’s later novels on the basis of both literary analysis and sociological theory, specifi- cally the work of Pierre Bourdieu and Norbert Elias. Her research interests also include TV Studies, Law and Literature, and the intersections of cul- 284 | POWER RELATIONS IN

the COST Action “Ageism – A Multinational Inter- disciplinary Perspective” (2014-2018). Zeman, Zdenko, is scientific advisor at the Institute of Social Sciences Ivo Pilar in Zagreb. He graduated in Sociology (BA, PhD) and Philosophy (BA, MA) from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb. From 1992 until 2001 he was the executive editor and a member of the Editorial Board of the journal Društvena istraživanja (Social Research). In his current professional work he has developed interest in sociological theories of (post


confronts us with a carefully document- ed case of masculine domination, with a protagonist misrecognizing the very power structures that lead to the racial physical violence as well as the interdependent symbolic gender violence. Stephan Kuhl’s reconstruction of Richard Wright’s literary practice, which combines Freud’s psychoanalytical concept of “sublimation” with Bourdieu’s relational-sociological theory of practice and its core concept of “bodily knowledge,” addresses a question raised by both: How is the sexual instinct transformed into a social libido? (cf