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- Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 35.00
The book describes the impact of cultural perceptions on rulers' behaviors in the United Arab Emirates, once the Trucial States. Despite differences in size, economic resources, and external political pressures, the seven emirates' rulers utilized very similar cultural expectations to gain the support of others. more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99
?A strange, wondrous, challenging, enriching book?.Beautiful and powerful?you will not encounter another book like it.? ? National Review online In Digital Barbarism, bestselling novelist Mark Helprin ( Winter?s Tale, A Soldier of the Great War ) offers a ringing Jeffersonian defense of private property in the age of digital... more...
- Start Publishing LLC 2013; US$ 1.99
In this 4-in-1 omnibus edition, explore four Native American cultures, examining their lives, lore, and legends. Learn how they worshiped, lived in harmony with nature, and constructed unique social orders. Before Europeans invaded their homeland, these richly varied cultures thrived with a level of harmony with the land and dignity of spirit unmatched... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 30.00
In this cultural history of the origins of the Cold War, John Fousek argues boldly that American nationalism provided the ideological glue for the broad public consensus that supported U.S. foreign policy in the Cold War era. From the late 1940s through the late 1980s, the United States waged cold war against the Soviet Union not primarily in the... more...
- Canongate Books 2014; US$ 18.33
At the turn of the twenty-first century, acclaimed novelist Rana Dasgupta arrived in Delhi with a single suitcase. He had no intention of staying for long. But the city beguiled him - he 'fell in love and in hate with it' - and fourteen years later, Delhi is still his home. Fourteen years of break-neck change. The boom following the opening up... more...
- University of California Press 2014; US$ 34.95
Based on years of careful ethnographic fieldwork in Hanoi, Haunting Images offers a frank and compassionate account of the moral quandaries that accompany innovations in biomedical technology. At the center of the book are case studies of thirty pregnant women whose fetuses were labeled "abnormal" after an ultrasound examination. By following these... more...
- Free Press 2014; US$ 18.95
In 1893, a young doctoral student was to publish an entirely original work on the nature of labor and production as they were being shaped by the industrial revolution. Emile Durkheim?s The Division of Labor in Society studies the nature of social solidarity and explores the ties that bind one person to the next in order to hold society together.... more...
- Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00
Most of the Muslim societies of the world have entered a demographic transition from high to low fertility, and this process is accompanied by an increase in youth vis-à-vis other age groups. Political scientists and historians have debated whether such a ?youth bulge? increases the potential for conflict or whether it represents a chance to accumulate... more...
- Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 22.99
Vorurteile und Stereotype begleiten uns über die verschiedensten Lebensbereiche hinweg, niemand kann sich wirklich von ihnen frei machen. Gerade kulturelle Stereotype spielen in unserer globalisierten Gesellschaft eine besondere Rolle, weil sie die Kommunikation zwischen unterschiedlichen Kulturen maßgeblich prägen. Jessica Haß untersucht die Entstehung,... more...
- Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 32.20
Japan ist seit den 1980ern als Land bekannt, das eine bemerkenswerte Roboterkultur hervorgebracht hat. Während jedoch die Diskussion um den Einsatz sogenannter ?sozialer? Roboter in der Pflege noch vor kurzem im Westen den Mythos vom ?Roboterland Japan? bestärkt hat, brachte die Dreifachkatastrophe von Fukushima im März 2011 allgemeine Ernüchterung:... more...