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Transborder Membership Politics In Germany And Korea, Rogers Brubaker, Jaeeun Kim Dec 2010

Transborder Membership Politics In Germany And Korea, Rogers Brubaker, Jaeeun Kim

Rogers Brubaker

This paper examines changing German and Korean policies towards transborder coethnics (Germans in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, and Koreans in Japan and China) during the high Cold War and post-Cold War eras. The paper contributes to the emerging literature on transborder forms of membership and belonging by highlighting and explaining the selective, variable, contingent, contested, and revocable nature of states’ embrace of transborder coethnics. The explanation highlights the relationship of transborder populations to predecessor polities; changing geopolitical contexts and domestic political conjunctures; the constitutive, group-making – and group-unmaking – power of state categorization practices; and the enduring institutional legacies ...


"Give It All Up And Follow Your Lord": Mormon Female Religiosity, 1831-1843, Janiece L. Johnson Jan 2001

"Give It All Up And Follow Your Lord": Mormon Female Religiosity, 1831-1843, Janiece L. Johnson

Theses and Dissertations

Since the 1750s American women have flocked to churches. Women have consistently been the majority in church populations. Religion was the central motivation of the female life experience. Likewise, women comprised a significant portion of the membership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in its first decade. There exists little historical analysis of the contribution and experience of these women as a whole. As a result of this lack of research some historians have made erroneous assumptions of patriarchal oppression and a lack of commitment on the part of early Mormon women. This project closely examines the ...


Unions, People, And Diversity: Building Solidarity Across A Diverse Membership, Susan Woods Sep 1998

Unions, People, And Diversity: Building Solidarity Across A Diverse Membership, Susan Woods

Articles and Chapters

[Excerpt] Diversity has been an issue for the labor movement from the earliest days of unions. Unions reflect the combined consciousness of their leaders and members. As a consequence, organized labor's record on diversity is complex and mixed. Different unions at various times have either welcomed diversity as a matter of principle and moved to build inclusive organizations, or have adopted strategies of exclusion in efforts to control the supply of labor. Examples of the latter come easily to mind. From the beginning of wage labor, unionized workers have struck to resist working with those they considered different from ...


Menorah (No. 2, Winter, 1985) Jan 1985

Menorah (No. 2, Winter, 1985)

Menorah Review

Reflections On Membership -- Selma And Jacob Brown Annual Lectureship Established -- Deconstructing "Jewish Consciousness" -- Centaurs -- Death of a Charismatic -- Metaphysical Knot -- New VCU Course Offered


Puerto Ricans, Politics, And Labor Activism, Eddie Gonzalez, Lois S. Gray Jan 1984

Puerto Ricans, Politics, And Labor Activism, Eddie Gonzalez, Lois S. Gray

Articles and Chapters

[Excerpt] Puerto Rican electoral activism in urban America is a relatively recent development. When we contrast electoral activism with labor activism, we find that Puerto Rican participation in the labor movement generally has been more intensive and consistent. From the early 1900s until the 1960s, politically sensitive or conscientious Puerto Ricans tended to be attracted to labor activism rather than electoral activism.