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- Temple University Press 2011; US$ 29.95
Providing insight into drug use from the point of view of female users, this book tells of the complex lives, challenges, and choices of women who use crack cocaine. While popular images of these women present them simply as unreliable individuals, unfit mothers, and women who will do almost anything for crack, Claire Sterk's years of ethnographic... more...
- Lexington Books 2009; US$ 79.99
Helen M. Sterk is professor and chair of the Department of Communication Arts and Sciences at Calvin College. Annelies Knoppers is professor in the Department of Governance and Organization Studies and in the Department of Pedagogy and Educational Sciences at the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95
Despite the appalling record of the Soviet Union on human rights questions, many western intellectuals with otherwise impeccable liberal credentials were strong supporters the Soviet Union in the interwar period. This book explores how this seemingly impossible situation came about. Focusing in particular on the work of various official and semi-official... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 18.00
Medea Georgievna Sinoply Mendez is an iconic figure in her Crimean village, the last remaining pure-blooded Greek in a family that has lived on that coast for centuries. Childless Medea is the touchstone of a large family, which gathers each spring and summer at her home. There are her nieces (sexy Nike and shy Masha), her nephew Georgii (who shares... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 23.00
?From one of the most important living Russian writers comes a collection of storytelling miracles. The Russian women in Ludmila Ulitskaya?s stories are unlike any you have met before. They are charming, intelligent, seductive, and strong enough to carry an entire dysfunctional country on their backs.? ?Gary Shteyngart, author of The Russian Debutante?s... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.95
August 1991. In a sweltering New York City apartment, a group of Russian émigrés gathers round the deathbed of an artist named Alik, a charismatic character beloved by them all, especially the women who take turns nursing him as he fades from this world. Their reminiscences of the dying man and of their lives in Russia are punctuated by debates and... more...
- Springer 2011; US$ 179.00
Currently the methods of Soft Computing are successfully used for risk analysis in: budgeting, e-commerce development, portfolio selection, Black-Scholes option pricing models, corporate acquisition systems, evaluating investments in advanced manufacturing technology, interactive fuzzy interval reasoning for smart web shopping, fuzzy scheduling and... more...
- De Gruyter 2011; US$ 154.00
The book presents a broad interdisciplinary perspective on the contemporary Russian immigration to three countries: the United States, Germany, and Israel. The changes and transformations in three domains, i.e., cultural perception, self-identification, and attitudes to first language maintenance, are explored through the Acculturation... more...
- Diplomica Verlag 2012; US$ 31.97
Hauptbeschreibung Nach der Finanzkrise von 2008 wurden viele Fragen aufgeworfen, unter anderem auch über die Moral und das Geld. Rufe nach weiteren gesetzlichen Regulierungen wurden laut. Die gegenwärtige europäische Schuldenkrise zeigt nun die Machtlosigkeit der obersten Volksvertreter. Letztendlich sind aber wir selbst diejenigen, die unser Leben... more...
- Wiley 2006; US$ 289.00
Ludmila V. Yakushevich is a Doctor of Science and leading research worker of the Laboratory of Physical and Chemical Mechanisms of Gene Expression, which is part of the Institute of Cell Biophysics of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The main research field is the dynamics of biopolymers, especially the nonlinear dynamics of DNA. The principal methods... more...