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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.95
?Kirstin Downey?s lively, substantive and?dare I say?inspiring new biography of Perkins . . . not only illuminates Perkins? career but also deepens the known contradictions of Roosevelt?s character.? ?Maureen Corrigan, NPR Fresh Air One of Franklin Delano Roosevelt?s closest friends and the first female secretary of labor, Perkins capitalized on... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2000; US$ 57.00
A seemingly simple tale of schoolboys marooned on an island, Lord of the Flies has proven to be one of the most enigmatic and provocative pieces of literature ever published. This casebook probes the many layers of meaning in the novel, examining its literary, philosophical, historical, scientific, and religious significance. Beginning with a literary... more...
- VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2010; US$ 44.36
Weshalb treten Menschen einer Organisation bei, und unter welchen Bedingungen entwickelt ein zahlendes Mitglied partizipatorisches Interesse und freiwilliges Engagement? Diesen Fragen, auf die sowohl kleine Vereine als auch große Verbände nach Antworten suchen, geht Kirstin Bromberg in ihrer qualitativen Studie nach. Deren Befunde weisen nicht nur... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
This study examines Mary Wollstonecraft?generally recognized as the founder of the early feminist movement?by shedding light on her contributions to eighteenth-century instructional literature, and feminist pedagogy in particular. While contemporary scholars have extensively theorized Wollstonecraft?s philosophical and polemic work, little attention... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 17.95
An engrossing and revolutionary biography of Isabella of Castile, the controversial Queen of Spain who sponsored Christopher Columbus's journey to the New World, established the Spanish Inquisition, and became one of the most influential female rulers in history Born at a time when Christianity was dying out and the Ottoman Empire was aggressively... more...
- Ohio University Press 1998; US$ 21.99
Randai , the popular folk theater tradition of the Minangkabau ethnic group in West Sumatra, has evolved to include influences of martial arts, storytelling, and folk songs. Theater and Martial Arts in West Sumatra describes the origin, development, and cultural background of randai and highlights two recent developments: the emergence of female... more...
- Freight Books 2015; US$ 13.11
Twenty year old Rona Leonard walks out of her sister Fiona's flat and disappears. Six years on, worn down by a tedious job, child care and the aching absence in her life, Fiona's mundane existence is blown apart by the revelation that, before she disappeared, Rona had been working as a prostitute. Driven to discover the truth, Fiona embarks on an obsessive... more...
- OUP Oxford 2014; US$ 124.99 US$ 107.49
Encrypting the Past puts forward the literary category of the first-generation German-Jewish Holocaust novel, showing that Holocaust literature was being written decades before postwar authors such as Sebald were credited with having found new ways of reflecting the unspeakable. more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 21.70
Dieses Praxisbuch erklärt, wie Forschungsergebnisse von Wissenschaftlern aus Universitäten und Hochschulen patentiert und kommerziell verwertet werden können. Wichtige Aspekte des Erfinder- und Patentrechts werden anhand von Beispielen erläutert und es finden sich praktische Tipps, etwa zur Durchführung von Patentrecherchen oder zur Gründung von Spin-off-Unternehmen.... more...