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40 [degrees] South     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Aboriginal History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Abstracta Iranica     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Acadiensis : Journal of the History of the Atlantic Region / Acadiensis : revue d'histoire de la region Atlantique     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Accounting History Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Acta Amazonica     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Acta Historiae Artium     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Acta Orientalia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
Acta Terrae Septemcastrensis     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Actas y Comunicaciones del Instituto de Historia Antigua y Medieval     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Actes d'Història de la Ciència i de la Tècnica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Administory : Journal for the History of Public Administration / Zeitschrift für     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Advances in Historical Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Advances in Software Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Africa Confidential     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Africa Research Bulletin: Political, Social and Cultural Series     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Africa Today     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
African Historical Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
African Natural History     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Agora     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Agricultural History Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
AIEMH : Revista de la Asociación Internacional para el Estudio de Manuscritos Hispánicos     Open Access  
Al-Masaq: Islam and the Medieval Mediterranean     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
albuquerque : revista de história     Open Access  
Almagest     Full-text available via subscription  
American Archivist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 283)
American Communist History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
American Jewish History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
American Nineteenth Century History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
American Periodicals : A Journal of History, Criticism, and Bibliography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
American Review of Canadian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
American Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 26)
Amérique Latine Histoire et Mémoire     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Anais do Museu Paulista : História e Cultura Material     Open Access  
Analecta Bollandiana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Anales de Historia Antigua, Medieval y Moderna     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Anales de Historia del Arte     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Anatolica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Ancient History : Resources for Teachers     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Ancient Mesoamerica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Anglican Historical Society Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Anglo-Saxon England     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38)
Annales historiques de la Révolution française     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Annales Universitatis Mariae Curie-Skłodowska, sectio F – Historia     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Annuaire de l'Ecole pratique des hautes etudes. Section des sciences historiques et philologiques     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Annual Bulletin of Historical Literature     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes, and Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Antiteses     Open Access  
Anuario de Estudios Atlánticos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anuario de Historia de la Iglesia     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Anuario de la Escuela de Historia     Open Access  
Anuario del Centro de Estudios Históricos "Prof. Carlos S. A. Segreti"     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Anuario del Departamento de Historia y Teoría del Arte     Open Access  
Arabian Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
ARAM Periodical     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Araucaria. Revista Iberoamericana de Filosofía, Política y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arbeiderhistorie     Full-text available via subscription  
Archeion     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
ArcheoArte. Rivista Elettronica di Archeologia e Arte     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Architectural Heritage     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Architectural History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Archive for History of Exact Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Archives Internationales d'Histoire des Sciences     Partially Free   (Followers: 7)
Archives of Natural History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Archivos de historia del movimiento obrero y la izquierda     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Area     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Arenal. Revista de historia de las mujeres     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Argumenta Historica     Open Access  
Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Armstrong Undergraduate Journal of History     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Art History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 355)
Art History & Criticism     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Arthuriana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Arys: Antigüedad, Religiones y Sociedades     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Asia Pacific Business Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Asia Pacific Journal of Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Asia-Pacific Journal : Japan Focus     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Asian Journal of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Asian Perspectives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Asian Philosophy: An International Journal of the Philosophical Traditions of the East     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Asian Studies Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Aspasia     Full-text available via subscription  
Astérion     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Atrio : Revista de Historia del Arte     Open Access  
Audens : revista estudiantil d'anàlisi interdisciplinària     Open Access  
Aurora Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Austral Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Australasian Journal of Irish Studies, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Australasian Review of African Studies, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Antarctic Magazine     Free   (Followers: 5)
Australian Cultural History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Australian Historical Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Australian Journal of Legal History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Australian Journal of Politics & History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Australian Slavonic and East European Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Austrian History Yearbook     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
BAETICA : Estudios de Historia Moderna y Contemporánea     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bajo Guadalquivir y Mundos Atlánticos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Balkanologie : Revue d'Études Pluridisciplinaires     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Baltic-Pontic Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Baroque     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Behemoth     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Berichte Zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
BIBLOS - Revista do Departamento de Biblioteconomia e História     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
BibNum     Open Access  
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Biography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
Biuletyn Historii Wychowania     Open Access  
Bochumer Philosophisches Jahrbuch für Antike und Mittelalter     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Body & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Boletim Cearense de Educação e História da Matemática     Open Access  
Boletim do Arquivo da Universidade de Coimbra     Open Access  
Book History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 204)
Boom California     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Britain and the World     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
British Catholic History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
British Journal for Military History     Open Access   (Followers: 43)
British Journal for the History of Mathematics     Hybrid Journal  
British Journal for the History of Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
British Journal of Canadian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
British Mycological Society Symposia Series     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
British Review of New Zealand Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Bryn Mawr Classical Review     Open Access   (Followers: 58)
BSAA arte     Open Access  
BSHM Bulletin: Journal of the British Society for the History of Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Buildings & Landscapes: Journal of the Vernacular Architecture Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Bulletin d'histoire politique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Bulletin de la Sabix     Open Access  
Bulletin de Philosophie Medievale     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Bulletin du centre d’études médiévales d’Auxerre     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Bulletin d’études Orientales     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Bulletin of Hispanic Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Bulletin of Latin American Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Bulletin of Spanish Studies: Hispanic Studies and Researches on Spain, Portugal and Latin America     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Bulletin of the John Rylands Library     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Byzantinische Zeitschrift     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Byzantion Nea Hellás     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
C@hiers du CRHIDI     Open Access  
Cadernos CERU     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cadernos de História     Open Access  
Cadernos de História UFPE     Open Access  
Cahiers d'histoire     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers d'histoire. Revue d'histoire critique     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Cahiers de l'Urmis     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cahiers des études anciennes     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Cahiers du Centre de recherches historiques     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Cahiers du Monde Russe     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Cahiers d’études africaines     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cahiers « Mondes anciens »     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
California Italian Studies Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Camden Fifth Series     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Canadian Historical Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Canadian Journal of History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Canadian Journal of Linguistics / La revue canadienne de linguistique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Canadian Review of American Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Caribbean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Catholic Historical Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
Cemoti, Cahiers d'études sur la méditerranée orientale et le monde turco-iranien     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Central Asian Survey     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Central Europe     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Central European History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 35)
Chaucer Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Childhood in the Past : An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Chinese Studies in History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Chronica Nova. Revista de Historia Moderna de la Universidad de Granada     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Chronique d'Egypte     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Church History : Studies in Christianity and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 84)
Circe de clásicos y modernos     Open Access  
Civil War History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Cleveland Studies in the History of Art     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Clío & Asociados : La Historia Enseñada     Open Access  
CLIO : Revista de Pesquisa Histórica     Open Access  
Clio. Femmes, Genre, Histoire - Articles     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Clio. Women, Gender, History     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cliodynamics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Collections électroniques de l'INHA     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Collingwood and British Idealism Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
Colonial Latin American Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Comitatus : A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
Commonwealth Essays and Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Comparative Legal History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33)
Comptabilités     Open Access  
Concorso. Arti e lettere     Open Access  
Connexe : Questioning Post-Communist Spaces     Open Access  
Conservative Judaism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Conserveries mémorielles     Open Access  
Contemporaneity : Historical Presence in Visual Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Contemporary British History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Contemporary European History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
Contemporary French and Francophone Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Convivium     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Creativity Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 8)

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           der europäischen Integration zwischen den 1960er und 1990er-Jahren

    • Abstract: The article scrutinises the institutional culture of European integration, with a particular focus on the decision-making procedures of the European Community in the period from the 1960s to the 1990s. ‘Soft Law’ played a key role in the normative and administrative development and differentiation of the Community, because it crystallised legal, political, cultural, and administrative norms. More specifically, the article demonstrates how the procedural norm of consensus became gradually challenged (and weakened) by the rise of majority voting in the Community. The article thus illustrates how the process of Europeanisation (‘Annäherung’) can contribute to normative change (‘Wandel’).
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  • Litigious Bukovina: Eugen Ehrlich’s ›Living Law‹ and the Use of
           Civil Justice in the Late Habsburg Monarchy

    • Abstract: In this paper, Eugen Ehrlich’s notion of living law is presented as a concept of multi-normativity. The culturally pluralist character of his home province, Bukovina, led Ehrlich – rightly considered a pioneer not only of the sociology of law, but also of legal pluralism and qualitative social research – to empirically explore the legal customs of its different ethnic groups as actually practised. As Ehrlich stressed the role of private societal legal transactions, his place of activity became a metaphor for a law beyond the state. However, the textbook narrative that Austrian state law has been ›dead‹ in the easternmost crown land of the Habsburg Empire does not stand up to closer scrutiny. In fact, as shown by an analysis of the monarchy’s legal statistics (that are hitherto practically unused for historical or sociological studies) and contemporary media accounts, the Bukovina witnessed an extraordinarily high litigation rate. Apart from precarious economic conditions, this was most likely an unintended consequence of civil procedural reforms. Given the Bukovina’s figurative meaning in current socio-legal discourses on law and globalisation, a proper understanding of this demand for state justice, as well as its coexistence with multiple societal normativities, is not only of historical interest.
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  • Mulitinormativität und administrative Logik – neue
           verwaltungshistorische Perspektiven

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  • Gestalten verwalten' These zu Janusköpfigkeit als Kern des
           verwalterischen Habitus in NS-Zeit und Gegenwart.

    • Abstract: The last fifteen years have seen a burgeoning of historical studies focused on (public) administration, notably during the period of National Socialism. And yet, this research has merely played a marginal role both in sociology and in the current training regime for public servants despite the critical role played by bureaucratic processes under the Naziregime and in the Shoah. Historical studies raise genuinely sociological questions about collective dispositions, however. The author’s hypothesis is that bureaucracy has the basic capacity or even inclination toward ambiguity and contradictory attitudes, and yet that this very Janus-head quality constitutes the bureaucratic trait per se.
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  • Politikfelder als multinormative Ordnungen. Multiple Multinormativitäten
           im preußischen Chausseewesen am Beispiel der Volmethalstraße, ca.
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    • Abstract: In modern societies, policymaking occurs in highly differentiated social spheres that can be described as policy areas (Politikfelder). This paper argues that policy areas can not only be understood as normative orders that frame policy processes structurally and semantically but also as multinormative orders given that policymaking is prejudiced by formal law, informal practices, policy regimes, etc. A case study of the Prussian Chaussee policy shows that there are multiple constellations of multinormativity within the same policy area that qualitatively differ from each other depending on the specific condition of their formation. Particularly, social complexity and overlapping time regimes are identified as causes of multinormative tensions. Finally, policy areas develop quite a range of social practices to cope with the resulting conflicts (e.g., compromise, recourse to law, rule by authority, etc.).
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  • Zwischen Gesundheit und Wirtschaft: Normen und Interessenkonflikte in der
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    • Abstract: The article deals with the question of why the German authorities failed to reform drug regulation between 1871 and 1945, although it was urgently required due to the fundamental pharmaceutical change. The German drug regulation was initially dominated by non-state actors. The state was faced with numerous and powerful actors who represented completely different interests and standards, especially in health and economic policy. On the one hand, the reform of pharmaceutical law was blocked because the authorities were unable to balance these multiple normativities. On the other hand, the reform was complicated by external, non-medical norms and constraints.
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  • Multinormativity Emerges From Multilevel Governance. Uses of the Council
           of Trent in Examinations for Ecclesiastical Benefices in 19th-Century
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    • Abstract: I analyse how the Council of Trent was employed in cases of examinations for ecclesiastical benefices in 19th-century Brazil, relying on sources from the Council of State and the Congregation of the Council. Considering the Church within a scenario of multinormativity and multilevel governance, I argue that the interactions for the resolution of ordinary problems conveyed – and even catalysed – different interpretations of legal norms, depending on the agents interacting and the normative conventions adopted. In the case of Imperial Brazil, I suggest the uses of Trent shifted from a convention of amalgam to a convention of separation, with significant nuances.
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  • Expropriation and the Challenge to Liberal Thought: Multinormative
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    • Abstract: Nineteenth century features the supremacy of the administrative state and the absolutized conception of property, expressing liberalism. By then, lawyers thought of expropriation as a clash between these two values. However, in early twentieth century, as the interventionist state expanded, the public power colludes with private citizens, and the subjects profited from expropriations. This challenged the liberal opposition mentality and was followed by the incorporation of a social conception of property. Throughout one century, the interpretation of expropriation changed as the underlying moral normativity on property changed, prompted by economic modifications, even though the legal texts remained mostly the same.
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  • Administrative Multinormativität in der Krankenhaus-Verwaltung am
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    • Abstract: This article illustrates the significance and dimensions of administrative multinormativity by using the example of the Charité hospital in Berlin that served as a military and civilian medical teaching facility as well as a municipal hospital. The starting point is a report on the structural conditions of the Charité in the mid-1830s that was used to apply for additional financial resources. The article describes the processes that followed the application, analyses the competing public-state, medical, administrative, and economic norms and conflicting rationalities, and discusses how these conflicts were dealt with and what attempts were made to reconcile the different principles and expectations.
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  • Turbulente Lebensläufe: Multivalente Bewerbungsstrategien für den
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    • Abstract: This article analyses curricula vitae (CVs) submitted in the context of applications in the Prussian civil service in the Rhineland after 1815. The rhetoric of the CVs was multivalent. First, candidates presented their claims to a post via a narrative of their fate during the long period of Napoleonic rule. Secondly, applicants stylised their willingness to make sacrifices during the ‘wars of liberation’ as a sacred dedication to the ‘fatherland’. Thirdly and finally, there were applicants who had not taken part in the ‘wars of liberation' and tried to make up for this lack of patriotic engagement through substitute services.
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  • State Authority and Competing Arrangements in the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats
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    • Abstract: The author analyses the relations between state authority and the Croatian Peasant Party with its para-state structures in the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes/Yugoslavia. Contrary to the significant corpus of the literature on the topic, the author argues that there is still room for research about the relations between state authority and the Croatian Peasant Party and its para-state structures from normativity perspective. The starting point of the research is an argument that the Croatian Peasant Party and its para-state structures formed specific normative order that coexisted with the state normative order within the same social space. The important features analysed are interconnections between these two normative orders and possible implications of multinormativity on state authority and on the HSS and its para-state organizations.
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  • Mehrdimensionale Rechtsmaßstäbe als Herausforderung für die Verwaltung:
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    • Abstract: Using the example of so-called port state control, the article examines the phenomenon of multidimensional legal norms and the challenges they pose for public administration. It shows how the gradual introduction of port state control has enabled public authorities to gain access to foreign-flagged ships and how this has subsequently differentiated their decision-making program. The illustrative material for this historicizing study comes primarily from the 19th and 20th centuries.
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  • Public Administration and the Challenge to Introduce Egalitarian Legal
           Order: The Jewish policy of the Duchy of Warsaw (1807–1815)

    • Abstract: The article discusses inconsistency existing in the Jewish policy of the Duchy of Warsaw, resulting from divergent normativities. Examined are the ways these normativities were handled, transformed, and conceptualised. The analysis refers to the concept of multinormativity and highlights the dynamics standing behind Jewish policy, as well as various influences on the way legal order was interpreted. Considered is the presence of legal assumptions derived from the normativities inherent in Old Polish traditions, being the main obstacle to the implementation of Napoleonic egalitarian norms. The article argues that equality claims and first attempts at their implementation existed alongside traditional ideas, social habits, and practices.
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  • Normative Konfliktlagen: Eheschließungen mit AusländerInnen in
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    • Abstract: The article deals with the role of the registry office and registrars in the legal implementation of binational or intercultural marriages in the German Empire and the Weimar Republic, from the turn of the 20th century until the 1930s. As the article shows, these marriage applications posed a manifold challenge for the actors involved; on the one hand, in dealing with “strangeness” and, on the other, in the administrative-bureaucratic synchronization of legal and social norms. Above all, the question of gender relations, demographic fears, and eurocentrist as well as racist ideas were ultimately decisive for the perception and handling of such couple constellations and had a massive influence on the scope of action for both the fiancées and the registrars.
      PubDate: Mon, 24 May 2021 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Revisions and Revisionisms in H.O. Meisner’s Modern Diplomatics of
           

    • Abstract: In this essay I lay out an argument about the scholarship on the emergent rationality of files. Looking at the case of Heinrich Otto Meisner’s groundbreaking modern diplomatics of files and the conditions and possibilities that shaped the argument of his work both practically and politically, I suggest a model for the analysis of bureaucratic mediocracy in historical perspective. I argue for an historical anthropology that acknowledges the epistemic violence and politics of inclusion and exclusion in bureaucracy in order to arrive at an historical anthropology of reason that does not deny, but instead attempts to think through its unequal terms.
      PubDate: Tue, 31 Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Paper Affairs: Discipline by the Dossier in a Mao-Era Work Unit

    • Abstract: This article examines how dossier files informed the handling of personnel misconduct in Chinese work units using an investigation of adultery as a case study. By the Cultural Revolution (1966–1976), the disciplinary functions of the dossier system were an embedded feature of social control in the work unit, partially shifting responsibility for policing petty crime to local administrators. In this case, the revelation of an extramarital relationship in 1974 set off a bureaucratic operation to produce documentary proof of the alleged wrongdoing. The thick case file prepared by the work unit investigators grew to include a tranche of seized love letters, a series of dubious confessions, and detailed bureaucratic reports. The preparation of evidence bound for the dossier demonstrates the extent to which the demands of documentation formed a distinct end of the investigative process, while revealing how people and paper were mobilized to deal with a minor administrative affair.
      PubDate: Tue, 31 Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • How the File was Invented

    • Abstract: The file is synonymous with British bureaucracy but it had a long gestation from at least the 16th century. It emerged slowly from the chrysalis of the docket during the 19th century, differentially in the various departments of state and became a fixity following reforms in the aftermath of the First World War. Even then the system of recording information in government was not uniform and was subject to the exigencies of the financial crisis and the commitment of officials. Although India and the rest of the Empire had separate administration, there was very little attempt to manage and preserve information effectively. Most initiatives met only with partial success and were often resented by junior officials. Registries in keeping with long-held commitment to paucity in government spending were and are poorly staffed and resourced. This article traces the evolution of the file until its demise in the digital age.
      PubDate: Tue, 31 Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Pain’s Records: An Anthropological Account of Medical Documentation
           in South Asia

    • Abstract: The Institute for Pain Management in Kolkata, like other modern institutions, is organised by record keeping. But the central object of its records, pain, presents a fundamental challenge to documentation. Pain is marked by a non-relational attribute that limits attempts to communicate and express it. I follow the institutional life of one patient and his struggles with health care through his documentary productions. As the paper traces clinical management of his pain, a proliferation of medical records is revealed. The forms of this documentary multiplicity, its materiality and how it enacts pain’s therapeutics are described. The challenge of pain’s communication is addressed by translating a body in pain constituted through artefacts and intersubjective relationships to a body in pain that exists almost entirely on paper. This translation proves efficacious in the eyes of doctors and patients, and is critical to the management of chronic pain in Kolkata.
      PubDate: Tue, 31 Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMT
       
 
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