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  • Die Plünderung des Yuanming yuanby Ines Eben v. Racknitz

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 45.53

    <P>Waren Plünderungen und Kunstraub während der Kolonialfeldzüge des 19. Jahrhunderts gesetzlich sanktioniert, und wie gingen sie vor sich? Die Plünderung und anschließende Verbrennung des Yuanming yuan während des britisch-französischen Chinafeldzuges von 1860 gilt als einer der spektakulärsten Fälle von Kulturvandalismus im 19. Jahrhundert.... more...

  • Nordamerika aus süddeutscher Perspektiveby Rainald Becker

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 58.81

    <P>Gab es süddeutsche Amerika-Bilder? Rainald Becker nimmt die (Nord-)Amerika-Wahrnehmungen im Süddeutschland des "langen" 18. Jahrhunderts von 1648 bis 1776 in den Blick. Obwohl hier keine koloniale Basis bestand, spielten sie für das zeitgenössische Bewusstsein eine dominante Rolle. Insbesondere die Kommunikationsmilieus der gelehrten... more...

  • Benjamin Barber interkulturell gelesenby Alexander Gantschow

    Traugott Bautz 2005; US$ 7.59

    Benjamin Barber ist einer der bedeutendsten Denker der gegenwärtigen Politischen Theorie. Angesichts zunehmend politikfeindlicher Tendenzen stellt der amerikanische Theoretiker die genuin politische Frage nach dem Schicksal der Menschen unter den Bedingungen ihrer Zeit. Dieses verbindet ihn mit anderen klassischen Denkern des Faches, die die Auswirkungen... more...

  • Domestic Manners of the Americansby Frances Trollope

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    In the early 1800s, an English writer named Frances Trollope spent some time touring the then-very-young country of America with her son Henry, dividing most of her time between Cincinnati and a utopian camp settlement that housed former slaves in Tennessee. Although Frances enjoyed her visit, she was absolutely appalled with what she regarded as Americans'... more...

  • Latino Statsby Idelisse Malavé; Esti Giordani

    New Press, The 2015; US$ 14.95

    At a time when politics is seemingly ruled by ideology and emotion and when immigration is one of the most contentious topics, it is more important than ever to cut through the rhetoric and highlight, in numbers, the reality of the broad spectrum of Latino life in the United States. Latinos are both the largest and fastest-growing racial/ethnic group... more...

  • Amerikanismusby Adelheid von Saldern

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 41.73

    <P>Die Studie untersucht die vielfältigen Verbindungslinien im frühen 20. Jahrhundert zwischen der Suche nach amerikanischer Identität und dem Wunsch nach einer von Europa unabhängigen, eigenständigen Kunst und Kultur. Im Mittelpunkt stehen dabei die meinungsbildenden liberalen Zeitschriften dieser Zeit. Deutlich wird das kulturnationalistische... more...

  • Fighting over the Foundersby Andrew M. Schocket

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 24.00

    The American Revolution is all around us. It is pictured as big as billboards and as small as postage stamps, evoked in political campaigns and car advertising campaigns, relived in museums and revised in computer games. As the nation?s founding moment, the American Revolution serves as a source of powerful founding myths, and remains the most accessible... more...

  • Going Gypsyby David James; Veronica James

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 16.95

    Almost every couple faces a “now what?? moment as their last kid moves out of the house. There?s a big empty nest looming over this new and uncertain stage in their lives. David and Veronica James chose to look at this next phase of life as a beginning instead of an ending. Rather than staying put and facing the constant reminders of empty bedrooms... more...

  • Boom Summer 2014by Jon Christensen

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 11.00

    Thoughtful, provocative, and playful, Boom: A Journal of California aims to create a lively conversation about the vital social, cultural, and political issues of our times, in California and the world beyond. more...

  • Skin Colorby Conrad P Pritscher

    Springer 2014; US$ 49.99

    Skin Color: The Shame of Silence is a powerful and unapologetic indictment of our so-called post-racial moment and the hypocritical, bad faith, and myth-making discourses that underwrite it. Through a bold theorization of a radical form of Bilding or Paideia that refuses to settle for cognitive shallowness, epistemological fixity, and moral bankruptcy,... more...