InterDisciplines: Issue 1/2015 online
The new issue of our e-Journal InterDisciplines (Vol 6, No 1 (2015)), entitled Work in a Globalizing World: Gender, Mobility, Markets is available online. The guest editors of the current issue are Ursula Mense-Petermann, Sabine Schäfer and Thomas Welskopp (Bielefeld University).
In continuation of the topic of the 5th Annual Seminar of the BGHS »Work in a Globalizing World: Gender, Mobility, Markets« an issue with five articles was edited, that illuminates different aspects of the topic »work« in globalized contexts. Global market forces are just as much discussed as aspects of gender in a globalized world of work and issues of global mobility.
Table of Contents
Ursula Mense-Petermann, Sabine Schäfer, Thomas Welskopp
- And protect us from the market. Organized labor and the demand to shorten the workday of women in the 1860s and 1870s
Philipp Reick (FU Berlin)
is work? On the invisibility of women’s paid work in the informal sector
Funda Ustek (Goldsmiths University of London)
- Escaping workplace gender discrimination
through mobility? Labor market experiences of Polish female migrants in the
Paula Pustulka (Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland)
- Creating a transnational labor chain between Eastern Europe and the Middle East. A case study in healthcare
Heidi Bludau (Monmouth University, USA)
- Reading theory or reading
historical evidence. The case of Anglo-settler veterinary professionalization
Edgar Burns (La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia)
On this issue’s cover photo
Andrea Diefenbach: Land ohne Eltern (Country without Parents)
The cover photo of the current InterDisciplines is one of a series within the photographic project entitled »Land ohne Eltern« (Country without Parents) by the German photographer Andrea Diefenbach. Andrea Diefenbach’s project describes the life choices faced by migrant workers from the Republic of Moldova, one of the poorest countries in Europe. In her photographs, the distance between the completely divergent worlds of the children, left at home, and the parents, working in far-off lands, becomes almost painfully tangible.
Andrea Diefenbach (born 1974) is a German photographer who works on independent long-term projects and freelances for national and international magazines. Her second book, »Land ohne Eltern« (Country without parents), was published in 2012, won different prizes and received honorable mentions. For further information see: www.andreadiefenbach.com
InterDisciplines: Aims & Scope
Interdisciplines - Journal of History and Sociology of the Bielefeld Graduate School in History and Sociology (BGHS) is dedicated to work at the interface between history and the social sciences and to research that discusses their relationship. The journal’s aim is to identify differences as well as the relation and interconnections between the two disciplines, with a focus on areas where they can complement each other with respect to specific research problems.
InterDisciplines addresses first and foremost historians and sociologists but also aims to appeal to a wider audience of interested scientists, doctoral researchers and students who are committed to interdisciplinary debate and exchange.
InterDisciplines publishes historical case studies that discuss theoretical issues from the humanities, and the social and cultural sciences. It presents survey articles on the whole range of historical and sociological research and programmatic texts on basic questions on the interdisciplinary cooperation between history and sociology.
InterDisciplines appears generally twice a year, addresses an international audience and is published in English. The e-Journal is available online free of charge in order both to offer easy access to its readers and to open to its authors a wider readership. All submissions are blind refereed, generally by two peers.
InterDisciplines is edited by the directors of the Bielefeld Graduate School in History and Sociology, Thomas Welskopp and Ursula Mense-Petermann, as well as its founding director Jörg Bergmann, furthermore by Peter Jelavich, Professor at the Department of History at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore and Kathleen Thelen, Ford Professor of Political Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge. Managing editor of the InterDisciplines is Thomas Abel, editorial assistant is Jennifer Hahn.
For detailed information about the current issue of InterDisciplines and its articles, the series »Land ohne Eltern«, about previous issues of the InterDisciplines since 2010 and the BGHS, please visit:
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