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- Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 9.99
A poignant, intimate memoir of one of America?s most esteemed and fascinating cultural figures, and a deeply felt tribute. Sigrid Nunez was an aspiring writer when she first met Susan Sontag, already a legendary figure known for her polemical essays, blinding intelligence, and edgy personal style. Sontag introduced Nunez to her son, the writer... more...
- Springer 2014; US$ 39.99
Dieses Buch macht fur Studienanfanger_innen nachvollziehbar, wie sich die Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung in der Auseinandersetzung mit den empirisch-praktischen Lebensverhaltnissen, sozialwissenschaftlichen Denktraditionen und eigenen Konzepten ihren Gegenstand geschaffen hat. Damit wird deutlich, dass Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung in der Lehre... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 52.95
The last decade has seen a new wave of interest in philosophical and theoretical circles in the writings of Walter Benjamin. In Body-and Image-Space Sigrid Weigel, one of Germany's leading feminist theorists and a renowned commentator on the work of Walter Benjamin, argues that the reception of his work has so far overlooked a crucial aspect of his... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95
The diverse contributions in this book discuss both the classical and the more recent forms of migration. Illustrating the developments in various European countries and Australia as a 'classical immigration state', they tackle these different forms of migration and investigate their divergent educational implications regarding identity, citizenship... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 50.95
Our perception of our everyday interactions is shaped by more than what is said. From coffee with friends to interviews, meetings with colleagues and conversations with strangers, we draw on both verbal and non-verbal behaviour to judge and consider our experiences. Analyzing Multimodal Interaction is a practical guide to understanding and investigating... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95
Voluntary associations have been presented as a solution to political apathy and cynicism towards representative democracy. The authors collected in this volume, however, argue that these claims require more robust substantiation and seek to critically examine the crucial link between the associative sector and the health of democracy. Focusing on... more...
- Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 129.00
Presents models and algorithms for complex scheduling problems. This book discusses resource-constrained project scheduling problems with applications, as well as job-shop problems with flexible machines, transportation or limited buffers. It also describes the methods for calculating lower bounds, and illustrates the algorithms using examples. more...
- De Gruyter 2008; US$ 196.00
The first biopics of poets were shown in cinemas in the USA in 1909 and in Germany in 1912. Since these early beginnings, a constant and rich tradition has developed of biopics of figures from literary history. This study is the first to carry out a longitudinal and lateral study of the genre. "Poet films" as they are called not only provide differing... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 27.50
In the 1920s an international team of scientists and miners unearthed the richest evidence of human evolution the world had ever seen: Peking Man. After the communist revolution of 1949, Peking Man became a prominent figure in the movement to bring science to the people. In a new state with twin goals of crushing “superstition” and establishing... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 17.00
Set in 13th-century Norway, The Axe is the first volume in Undset's epic tetralogy, The Master of Hestviken . In it, we meet Olav Audunsson and Ingunn Steinfinnsdatter, who were betrothed as children and raised as brother and sister. In the heedlessness of youth, they become lovers, unaware that their ardor will forge the first link in a chain of... more...