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Olympic Games

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Author(s): Lützenkirchen, Hans-Georg
Organization and Conception 1. Since the first Olympic Games of modern times, which were held in Athens in 1896, the Olympic Summer Games, and since 1924, the Winter Games (Chamonix) are held every four years. Only three times (1916, 1940, 1944) have the Games been cancelled. The organizer of the Olympic Games is the International Olympic Committee (IOC), with headquarters in Lausanne (founded in Paris, 1894). At the head of the IOC stands the President, who is elected by the whole body. The 194 Na…

Nudity

(1,382 words)

Author(s): Lützenkirchen, Hans-Georg | Zander, Helmut
Nudity as an Exceptional Condition 1. First and foremost, nakedness is an expression of human ‘naturalness.’ Further—as complete or partial nudity—it becomes the symbol of ‘immediacy’ in a framework of religious and magic practices. In art, nudity is a metaphor for the True, for Truth in the form of the nude woman. → Clothing defines the daily normal state, when, for instance, climatic conditions make the wearing of clothing necessary for protection from the cold. Clothing is also a social symbol. In…

Minorities

(1,104 words)

Author(s): Lützenkirchen, Hans-Georg
Definitions 1. ‘Minorities,’ in political and social discourse, has a twofold meaning. For one, in a normative sense, the concept indicates the relationship between majority and minority, in which relationship the democratic pluralistic principle is to be maintained. For another, employed descriptively, the concept indicates social requirements in dealings with concrete minorities. This sense depends on the respective usage of the concept, and to what extent both usages overlap. The colloquial use of the term means first of all merely a numerically smaller group, …

Carnival

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Author(s): Lützenkirchen, Hans-Georg | Helmut, Zander
Fasting Eve—Fasching— Carnival 1. The word ‘carnival’ is derived from the Italian carne (‘meat’) and levale (‘removal’), recalling the practice of abstinence from meat during the penitential season of Lent. It was originally used for the name of Shrove Tuesday, the eve of the first day of Lent (Ash Wednesday). Derived from the Old English lengten (‘springtime,’ implying the lengthening of the days), ‘lent’ is the annual forty-weekday Christian season of fasting, abstinence from meat, and sobriety of manner, in the spirit of a memorial of the sufferi…