InterDisciplines: Issue 1/2016
The new issue of our e-Journal InterDisciplines (Vol 7, No 1 (2016)), entitled “Race, Gender, and Questions of Belonging” is available online. The guest editors of the current issue are Bettina Brockmeyer und Levke Harders (Bielefeld University).
The four contributions and the introduction of the issue discuss different aspects of belonging in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, especially in close association with the categories of race and gender.
‘Belonging’ is understood as a relational and socially constructed category that is based on categories of difference that can be altered historically and is suitable as a historical and sociological analysis tool for researching exclusions and inclusions.
Table of Contents
- Questions of belonging: Some introductory remarks
Bettina Brockmeyer, Levke Harders (Bielefeld University)
- Doing colonialism: reading the banishment of a »native chief« in the Tanganyika territory
Bettina Brockmeyer (Bielefeld University)
- »Germans like to quarrel«: Conflict and belonging in German diasporic communities around 1900
Stefan Manz (Aston University Birmingham)
- Migration pressures and opportunities: Challenges to belonging in the European Unions’ mobility regime
Karolina Barglowski (Bielefeld University)
- Mobility and belonging: A printer in nineteenth-century Northern Europe
Levke Harders (Bielefeld University)
On this issue’s cover photo
The cover of this issue’s InterDisciplines shows the british medal „King’s Medal for Native Chiefs“- and displays two sides of a medal. On its front we see the profile of the British King George V wearing his insignia of power; on its back, two ships, a warship and behind it a smaller cargo vessel. The King’s Medal for Native Chiefs is a symbol of inclusion and exclusion at the same time. As a reward it made the colonial subjects »belong« to the empire. The iconography, however, is exclusive. »Africa« is depicted only by nature, while Great Britain is represented by a (powerful) person as well as by symbols of technological and economic strength.
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.
For detailed information about the current issue of InterDisciplines and its articles and about previous issues since 2010 please visit: