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German Version
journal of cultural sciences 
(ISSN 0938-1945)

Founded in 1989, kea - journal of cultural sciences is aimed at students, professional academics, and people beyond such boundaries whose interests are concerned with new issues in social & cultural anthropology, religious studies, folklore studies, gender studies, literary criticism, sociology, history etc. Kea seeks to foster the interdisciplinary discourse within an anthropological perspective. Kea encourages people to push the dialogue into uncharted territory. Kea publishes studies that are empirically grounded, theoretically sophisticated, contextually defined and reflexive. The editors welcome contributions from various disciplinary, theoretical and geographical perspectives and encourage wide-ranging articulations, both global and local, among cultural, religious, historical, political and everyday discourses. 

Kea is appearing once to twice a year. Each kea issue appears under a distinct main topic. Articles are mainly in German but also in English. 
As the journals totem animal the editors chose the kea (nestor notabilis), a crow-sized parrot that lives in the rugged mountains of New Zealand. Keas are native in the rigorous, unforgiving environment of the Southern Alps. Keas are bold, curious and have a complex social system that includes extensive play behavior. Like coyotes, crows, and humans, keas are ‘open-program’ animals with an unusual ability to learn and to create new solutions to whatever problems they encounter. The kea is considered by some a playful comic, but its true character is a mystery that biologists have debated for more than a century. 
(for further informations see Judy Diamond & Alan B. Bond: Kea, Bird of Paradox. Berkeley, 1999)