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  • Individualizationby Ulrich Beck; Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim

    SAGE Publications 2001; US$ 58.00

    Individualization argues that we are in the midst of a fundamental change in the nature of society and politics. This change hinges around two processes: globalization and individualization. The book demonstrates that individualization is a structural characteristic of highly differentiated societies, and does not imperil social cohesion, but actually... more...

  • Twenty Observations on a World in Turmoilby Ulrich Beck

    Wiley 2013; US$ 14.95

    Translated by Ciaran Cronin.   The world is a state of turmoil. From the financial crisis to the chaos in the eurozone, from the Arab uprisings to protests in Athens, Barcelona, New York and elsewhere, many of the familiar frameworks are collapsing and we have to find new ways to orient ourselves in a world undergoing rapid change. Of course,... more...

  • World at Riskby Ulrich Beck

    Wiley 2013; US$ 24.95

    Twenty years ago Ulrich Beck published Risk Society , a book that called our attention to the dangers of environmental catastrophes and changed the way we think about contemporary societies. During the last two decades, the dangers highlighted by Beck have taken on new forms and assumed ever greater significance. Terrorism has shifted to a global... more...

  • Power in the Global Ageby Ulrich Beck

    Wiley 2014; US$ 38.95

    U.Beck , Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich Translated by Kathleen Cross more...

  • The Brave New World of Workby Ulrich Beck

    Wiley 2014; US$ 29.95

    Ulrich Beck is Professor of Sociology at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich more...

  • Distant Loveby Ulrich Beck; Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim

    Wiley 2013; US$ 22.95

    Love and family life in the global age: grandparents in Salonika and their grandson in London speak together every evening via Skype. A U.S. citizen and her Swiss husband fret over large telephone bills and high travel costs. A European couple can finally have a baby with the help of an Indian surrogate mother. In their new book, Ulrich Beck and... more...

  • Nebenfolgen in der Geschichteby Benjamin Steiner; Ulrich Beck.

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 77.00

    B. Steiner takes up a general problem in the theory of history: how does one explain historical change? What are the theoretical, non-time-bound conditions under which we can speak of a break, a transformation, or a revolution? He uses selected examples to illustrate how contemporaries and historians have sought to understand historical... more...

  • Cosmopolitan Visionby Ulrich Beck; Ciaran Cronin

    Wiley 2014; US$ 69.95

    Ulrich Beck , Professor of Sociology, Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich more...

  • Cosmopolitan Europeby Ulrich Beck; Edgar Grande

    Wiley 2014; US$ 28.95

    U. Beck , Professor of Sociology, Ludwig-Maximillian University of Munich more...

  • A God of One's Ownby Ulrich Beck; Rodney Livingstone

    Wiley 2014; US$ 64.95

    Religion posits one characteristic as an absolute: faith. Compared to faith, all other social distinctions and sources of conflict are insignificant. The New Testament says: ?We are all equal in the sight of God'. To be sure, this equality applies only to those who acknowledge God's existence. What this means is that alongside the abolition of class... more...