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4. Healing Beyond Reconstruction: Ampu-Narration in Audre Lorde’s The Cancer Journals In 2013, the American Cancer Society celebrated their hundredth anniversary, and it is safe to say that the conversation about breast cancer has changed. “Cancer… Dreaded, dreadful word, spoken in whispers when you were growing up, and sel- dom even whispered,” writes Terese Lasser in her 1972 memoir Reach to Recovery and describes breast cancer as a subject that “always brought a sad shaking of heads and a pity-filled pause in conversation” (18). Long a taboo

This text shortly outlines the range of long-term observations and – to a full extent – the experiences and concerns of its au- thor on the concepts of ‘reconstruction’ and ‘authenticity’.1 It was a great personal and professional interest, a kind of life ex- perience for a long time, which was reflected in numerous publi- cations, public speeches and conferences, including the ICOMOS International Committee Theory and Philosophy of Conserva- tion headed by Wilfried Lipp.2 Raising this complex and contro- versial issues since 1995, an attempt was made to

Italian Postwar Reconstruction and the Contribution of UNRRA-CASAS1 Ideologies, Models, and Actors for Architecture and Society Nicole De Togni After the Second World War, reconstruction in Italy was characterized by the participation of a multitude of actors with diverse interests and approaches and no unified plan. This was a moment of redefinition of tasks, tools, and disci- plinary borders in architecture and planning, including a deep rethinking of urban imagery. A number of coeval conferences, exhibitions, and publications mirror this climate. In

Crisis and Reconstruction in Teacher Education in Afghanistan 2002 – 2016 From Emergency to Stability SUSAN WARDAK RECRUITING AND RE-TRAINING TEACHERS FOR EXPANDING ENROLLMENTS IN AFGHAN SCHOOLS In 2002, following the defeat of the Taliban and the establishment of a new gov- ernment, one of the most pressing issues was to provide schools, classrooms, and teachers for the children and youth of the nation. Adult literacy was also a con- cern, including providing basic education for women whose illiteracy rate was among the highest in the world

CONFESSIONAL WRITING: THE (RE)CONSTRUCTION OF A LITERARY GENRE GENUS AND IT S APPLICAT ION: THE PRO BLEM OF GENRE In the first part of this chapter, I am going to focus on the notion of genre. Specifically, I am offering a definition that reflects its complex implications. The Latin word genus refers to both gender and genre, and bearing in mind that my object of analysis has been categorised as ‘typically male’ in one sense and as a typical representative of popular fiction in another, I consider it indispensable to base my study on the interrelationship

Die Arbeit der »Jewish Cultural Reconstruct ion« | 45 Frankfurt, Jerusalem, Offenbach, New York: Die Arbeit der »Jewish Cultural Reconstruction« Die Mehrsprachigkeit der jüdischen Schriften ist einer der Schlüs- sel zum Verständnis einer wichtigen historischen Episode, in die ehemalige jüdische Intellektuelle wie Salo Baron, Gershom Scho- lem und Hannah Arendt verwickelt waren. Es ging dabei um nichts weniger als um europäische jüdische Kultur(güter) und ihren zu- künftigen Ort. Wie bei Bruno Schulz handelte es sich hier um Fragen des

Documenting Stories of Reconstruction in New Orleans: Spike Lee and Jonathan Demme DELPHINE LETORT Spike Lee’s If God is Willing and da Creek Don’t Rise (2010) and Jonathan Demme’s I’m Carolyn Parker, the Good, the Mad and the Beautiful (2011) ar- ticulate the directors’ commitment to recovering the stories of New Orleanians behind the headlines that spotlighted Hurricane Katrina’s destructive sweep across the Gulf Coast. After the levees surrounding the city broke in the wake of Katrina’s landfall on August 29, 2005, causing the lowest quarters to

Opening to the World: Translocal Post-War Reconstruction in Northern Sri Lanka EvA GERHARZ The world turned its attention to Sri Lanka when the Government and the Libera- tion Tigers ofTamil Eelam (LTTE) decided to sign a ceasefire agreement in Feb- ruary 2002. The peace process, brokered by facilitators at the initiative of the Norwegian government, gave rise to a glimmer of hope that a lasting solution might be found for the almost twenty year old conflict. It opened up new per- spectives for the entire country in political, social, and economic terms. The

141 GEFÜHLE ERZÄHLEN. NARRATIVE UNENTSCHEID- BARKEIT UND AUDIOVISUELLE NARRATION IN CHRISTOFFER BOES RECONSTRUCTION JEAN-PIERRE PALMIER »Alles ist Film. Alles ist konstruiert. Und dennoch tut es weh.« (Boe 2003: 00:03:27-00:03:321) August, eine Nebenfigur in Christoffer Boes dänischem Film Reconstruction (2003), fasst die Zutaten für eine gute Liebesgeschichte zusammen: ein Mann, eine schöne Frau, ein kleines Lächeln und die Liebe. August ist erfolgreicher Romanautor er weiß also, wovon er spricht und zugleich die Erzählstimme des Films. Er führt die

A Transatlantic Restoration of Religion: On the Re-construction of Yoruba and Lúkúmí in Cuban Santería CLAUDIA RAUHUT Yoruba is an important source of socio-cultural and religious belonging in the Atlantic World. Due to the transatlantic slave trade, millions of Africans identified as Yoruba came to the Americas, especially to the Caribbean, the USA, and Brazil. Their lasting cultural impact has been shown in nearly all sectors of everyday life – in Afro-American religions like Cuban Santería, Haitian Vodou, or Brazilian Candomblé, in