Pearls of Daily Life – Short Stories and Poems on Self-discovery

Pearls of Daily Life” invites to experience together with diverse but amicable characters the joy of rediscovering one’s Self in various situations of everyday life. While the interspersed poems describe moments of relaxation and sparks of beauty in daily life, the short stories are also about addressing challenges such as re-discovery of an old hobby-passion, conflict of a couple about the holiday destination, reflecting on a break-up, burn-out prevention or feelings of loneliness.

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Alltagsperlen: Kurzgeschichten und Gedichte
(German Edition of “Pearls of Daily Life”)

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An article written by me (in German) about self-(re)discovery can be found on the blog liebe-und-selbstfindung by Ralf Hahner: “Warum das eigene Ich unser bester persönlicher Berater ist”  .

Forschungspoesie: Gedichte über das Menschsein
(German Edition, English edition in work)

This poetry-book contains poems in German about being human that are inspired by the liberal arts research.

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Liberal Arts Articles in English

Identity Needs in Contemporary Melanesian Cities: Melanesian Fiction in Socio-Cultural Anthropology
Fictional Stories in Cultural Anthropological Research: Addressing Identity-related Needs and Problems

Liberal Arts Articles in German

Tendenzen türkisch-deutscher Identitätsbedürfnisse: Belletristik in der ethnologischen Integrationsforschung

(Tendencies of Turkish-German Identity Needs: Fiction in Integration Studies of Cultural Anthropology)

Interkulturelles Zusammenleben Revisited: Belletristik als Zugang zu Identitätsbedürfnissen

(Intercultural Co-Existence Revisited: Fiction as a Way to Access Identity Needs)

Fiktionale Literatur als Quelle ethnolog. Identitätsforschung (Dissertation)
(Fiction as a Source of Identity Research in Cultural Anthropology)

This book introduces a new qualitative method that supports the access to identity-related needs and their challenges through the analysis of fiction.
The thesis is written in German, but the content is also available in English within my articles.