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- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 79.95
Timescapes of Modernity explores the relationship between time and environmental and socio-cultural concerns. Using examples such as the BSE crisis, the Sea Empress oil pollution and the Chernobyl radiation Barbara Adam argues that environmental hazards are inescapably tied to the successes of the industrial way of life. Global markets and economic... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 24.95
In this book the author moves beyond the time of clocks and calendars in order to study time as embedded in social interactions, structures, practices and knowledge, in artefacts, in the body, and in the environment. Adam suggests ways not merely to deconstruct but to reconstruct both common-sense and social science understanding. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 43.95
This highly original and timely volume engages scholars from the breadth of social science and the humanities to provide a critical perspective on cultural forms, practices and identities. It looks beyond the postmodern debate to reinstate the critical dimension in cultural analysis, providing a "student-friendly" introduction to key contemporary issues... more...
- BRILL 2007; US$ 82.00
Future Matters concerns contemporary approaches to the future ? how the future is known, created and minded. In a social world whose pace continues to accelerate the future becomes an increasingly difficult terrain. While the focus of social life is narrowing down to the present, the futures we create on a daily basis cast ever longer shadows. Future... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 15.99
Kindness is the foundation of the world's great religions and most-enduring philosophies. Why, then, does being kind feel so dangerous? If we crave kindness with such intensity, why is it a pleasure we often deny ourselves? And why--despite our longing--are we often suspicious when we are on the receiving end of it? In this brilliant book, the eminent... more...
- VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2008; US$ 49.99
Massenmedien nehmen im politischen Prozess zwei Rollen wahr. Sie vermitteln die Anliegen und Meinungen politischer und gesellschaftlicher Akteure. Darüber hinaus werden sie selbst zu politischen Akteuren, wenn sie durch ihre Berichterstattung und Kommentierung den politischen Prozess beeinflussen. Ziel dieses Bandes ist es, diese duale Rolle zu analysieren.... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 12.78
The pleasures of kindness have been well known since the dawn of western thought. Kindness, declared Marcus Aurelius, was mankind's 'greatest delight' - and centuries-worth of thinkers and writers have echoed him. But today many people seem to find these pleasures literally incredible. Instead of embracing the benefits of altruism, as a species we... more...
- Elsevier Science 2010; US$ 96.95
Treatise on Geophysics: Seismology and Structure of the Earth, Volume 1, provides a comprehensive review of the state of knowledge on the Earths structure and earthquakes. It addresses various aspects of structural seismology and its applications to other fields of Earth sciences. The book is organized into four parts. The first part principally... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95
Environmental Risks and the Media explores the ways in which environmental risks, threats and hazards are represented, transformed and contested by the media. At a time when popular conceptions of the environment as a stable, natural world with which humanity interferes are being increasingly contested, the medias methods of encouraging audiences... more...