The ZENAF is first and foremost a research institution. Currently, the overall thematic focus is on “Transatlantic Learning Processes: different developments, shared values, interlinked discourses”. In this context, participating scholars analyze the different ways and methods of communication and interaction, the transfer of information, human beings and their “cultural baggage” as well as the network between elites, social groups and societies on both sides of the Atlantic.
Current research activities focus upon two major fields of interest:
1. The rise and fall of American Exceptionalism: development patterns, reactions, convergences
2. The logic of cultural transformation processes
In this specific context,research projects include topics like hybridisation, immigration, law/justice regimes, German-American relations, from Cold War to the War on Terror, gender, citizenship, globalisation, the US as a welfare state and others.
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